Reach For The Stars

March 17, 2023 


Dear JBS Families, 

We had a great SPIRIT Day at Sliney today!  Thanks to all the students for showing their Sliney Spirit by wearing GREEN and a HUGE thanks to everyone that contributed to the 4th Grade fundraiser as well.  We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful school family.  

 During the month of March, our school-wide social emotional learning theme is FRIENDSHIP.   A family project will be sent home next week to help us create a Sliney Friendship Garden bulletin board.  Students will write and draw about the different ways to be a good friend.  More information to come.  

 We also are celebrating Women's History Month in March.  Mrs. Melillo, our Library Media Specialist, created virtual learning choice boards for students to learn more about famous women in history and their accomplishments.   Please take a few minutes to look through this information with your child at home.  We hope you enjoy learning together!  

 JBS (K-2) Women's History Month Choice Board 2023

 JBS (3/4) Women's History Month Choice Board 2023

We have had such wonderful family events this year with the support of our amazing JBS PTA and Sliney staff.  In February, we had a great turnout for the Someone Special Dance and enjoyed the dancing, music and fun activities.  We also had our first Sliney Cultural Arts Celebration where students and their families created displays of their family heritage, history and shared delicious traditional foods for all to enjoy.  Again, thank you to all the families that participated in this event and a special thanks to all the parents and staff that helped to coordinate and plan for such a memorable experience for all. 

 Please see below for important dates to remember!  Thank you for entrusting your child/children in our care everyday.  Your on-going support at home is greatly appreciated!  

 Have a great weekend! 

 All the best,

Maria Clark, Principal  

 Important Dates to Remember: 

March 21:  PTA Meeting @ 7:00 PM 

March 22:  Early Release Day for Students Only 

March 23:  PTA Science Fair 

Week of April 3:  JBS Spirit Week 

April 4: 4th Grade Field Trip to Mystic Aquarium 

April 5: Paraprofessional Appreciation Day 

April 6: PTA Event - Sliney Ice Cream Social @ 6:00 PM 

April 6: Cultural Arts Program about Abraham Lincoln @ 2:30 

April 7-14:  April Recess