Reach For The Stars

Dear JBS Families, 

I hope that you are all doing well and having a wonderful week.  Our students and staff are settling into their routines and very excited to be learning together in-person.  Across all grade levels, students are engaged in many different activities to help build a positive learning community within their classroom for the 21-22 school year.  Our theme for this school year is " Reach for the Stars and Stand Tall."  This month, several classrooms have been sharing and writing about their hopes and dreams for the year!  We are excited to ALL work together on setting goals, trying our best in everything we do and showing kindness to ourselves and classmates at Sliney.  

As a friendly reminder, COVID-19 safety protocols that include: mask-wearing, washing hands frequently and social distancing are still in place for this school year.  During arrival and dismissal times, we ask that all parents/guardians wear a mask when entering our school grounds.  Thank you for contributing to our culture of safety at Sliney.    

Back to School Night will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.  

Please note the following meeting times for each grade level: 

Specials Teachers 5 to 5:25 PM

PreK @ 5:30 PM - 5:55 PM 

K, 1, 2 @ 6:00 PM - 6:25 PM 

Grades 3 & 4 @ 6:30 - 6:55 PM 

As the date gets closer, we will be sending out the google-meeting videolink information for each classroom.  Classroom teachers will also be reaching out to their families as well.  I will be hosting an optional "principal chat" for families at 7:00 PM.  We look forward to seeing you all virtually on Wednesday, September 22nd.  

Please make sure to update any contact information via Infinite Campus and that your family's parent portal account is set up for Infinite Campus. You can access your parent portal on the BPS website:  under the parent resources section.  If you do not have one, please email:     

Thank you for entrusting your child with us at Sliney! As always, please reach out with any questions at or call me at (203) 314-0129.  

Warmly, Maria Clark, Principal 

Important Dates to Remember: 

Wednesday, September 22nd - Back to School Night  

Wednesday, September 29 - Early Release Day 

October 8th -11th, October Recess, No School 

Here's a special message from our JBS PTA: 

Thank you to everyone who has joined the PTA so far, it was wonderful to see all of you at Meet The Teacher. There is still time to join to be entered in the Amazon gift card drawing! You can join by sending in the form to the office with your student or on our website at . Please note: Our Venmo account is still being worked out and not able to use as of right now. We apologize for this inconvenience. Things will pick up for the PTA in October as we kick off our Lyman Orchard Pie fundraiser, Picture Day on October 14th, take out night and hopefully a fall event or two. Our Spirit Wear store will be opening soon with a new tie dye option as well as a commemorative Reach For The Stars shirt. We are in the process of scheduling our first meeting and will be sending out details very soon. Lastly, don't forget to send in your Meet the Teacher and First Day of School photos to to be included in this years yearbook and to follow our Facebook page (Sliney PTA) for all up to date information. We look forward to seeing you all soon! 


Ashley Murphy 

JBS PTA President