Reach For The Stars

Dear JBS Families, 

What a wonderful week it has been here at Sliney as we continue to learn about the importance of being grateful!  During our morning announcements, we share a "gratitude" quote as well as something to think about throughout the day.  Some examples include:  Think about being grateful for someone who helped you learn something new; Think about being thankful for someone you love; Think about being grateful for a talent you have."  Our gratitude tree is filled with the decorated leaves from all of our families.  Thank you so much for your contributions.  

Now that the cold weather has arrived, please remember to have your child dress appropriately.  We have the children go outside on a daily basis, weather permitting and want them to enjoy their time with their classmates.  Thanks for all that you do to keep our JBS students healthy and safe.  

Grade Level Team Highlight:  The Pre-K students have been busy getting to know each other and learning about themselves through creating and sharing their 'All About Me' posters and bags. They have been learning about their names (the importance of their name, what letter it starts with, how many letters are in it, etc.) and are in the process of creating 'Name Books.' The Pre-K students have recently  begun reading about and discussing all different types of feelings.  It's been wonderful having these youngest students at John B. Sliney!! Thank you so much for entrusting your children in our care.

Thank you again for joining us for the Fall Family Conferences.  We are excited to continue our on-going collaboration with all of you throughout your child's learning experiences at Sliney.  

As always, please contact me with any questions.  I can be reached at (203) 314-0129.  Have  a great rest of the week! 

Important Dates to Remember: 

November 19th - Picture Retake Day 

November 24th - Early Release Day @ 1:25 PM 

November 25-26 Thanksgiving Recess 

December 3rd - SLINEY SPIRIT DAY! 

December 7th - JBS Parent Chat with Maria Clark, Principal @ 5:00 PM 

December 8th - Early Release Day for Students @ 1:25 PM 

December 23rd- Early Release Day