Reach For The Stars

February 11, 2022

Dear JBS Families,

Every February, we celebrate the achievements and history of African-Americans as part of Black History Month. At Sliney, we have been sharing famous quotes of African-Americans and learning about their contributions to our society. Please click on the following link for some resources about

Black History Month to share with your families. A HUGE THANK YOU to Mrs. Melillo for putting this choice board together for our school community. Over the course of the next two weeks, special guest readers will also be coming to classrooms to read a selection of books in honor of Black History Month.

Thank you ALL for participating in the Parent Teacher Conferences so far - either virtually orin-person. We always look forward to sharing the progress of our students everyday and what they have been learning both academically and personally. We will be hosting the next Parent Teacher Conference evening on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 after school.


As a way to connect the 100th Day of School to our SEL theme of being kind towards others, we are asking that each grade level collect 100 items that will be donated to local shelters or food banks. The assigned grade level item donations are as follows:

Pre-K and Kindergarten: toothbrushes

First Grade: socks

Second Grade: granola bars

Third Grade: mac and cheese boxes

Fourth Grade: soap (bar or pump)

Thank you in advance for participating in this school-wide kindness project. We will be collecting these donations from February 7th to February 18th.

Also, please remember to send in your child's Valentine’s Day Card for our friends at the local elderly homes. Information and blank cards were sent home this week. Please have your child return these cards to the main office by Tuesday, February 15, 2022!

Starting on February 14th, JBS will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair! THANK YOU to the JBS PTA for planning and coordinating this exciting event. Our students are very excited about this opportunity and love to read!!

On Monday, February 14th, we will be having a JBS Spirit Day! Please have your child wear something red and/or pink. As always, thank you for entrusting your child in our care every day! It’s such a great joy seeing them smile, learn and grow everyday at Sliney.

Warm regards,

Maria Clark, Principal

Important Dates to Remember:


2/14: JBS Spirit Day: Wear Red/Pink ~ Happy Valentine’s Day!

2/16: Evening Parent Conferences Only

2/18: Early Release Day for Students/Staff

2/21-2/22: February Recess - NO SCHOOL