Reach For The Stars

Dear JBS Families, 

Our Ice Cream Social and Family Bingo Night Event that took place last week was a huge success!  Thank you all for supporting this JBS PTA and Sliney staff collaborative school event.  A special thanks to Karyn Sullivan, Ashley Murphy, Becky Gilman, Jeremy Pastore, Christie Glazweski and Marisa Tarqunio along with the JBS Room parents, all the JBS PTA members and Sliney Staff.  We ALL enjoyed this special night together as a school community.  We look forward to having more of these family and school events in the future!  

This week we are celebrating our dedicated and amazing Sliney teachers and staff.  Please take this opportunity to send an email or note of thanks.  A special thank you to the JBS PTA, Ashley Murphy, Gary Melillo, Laura Carbone, Chartwells Staff and vendors for making Teacher Appreciation Week so memorable.  Thanks is also extended to our 4th Grade Student Council members for distributing special treats to staff today as well.   

School Nurse's Week begins this Friday, May 6th!  Please join us in thanking Christin Klouda for all her on-going support, guidance and care for our students, families and staff at Sliney.  Nurse Christin has been instrumental in helping our entire school community healthy and safe throughout the pandemic.  Thank you, Nurse Christin for your hardwork and dedication to our JBS students, staff, parents and teachers.    

Our school wide SEL (social-emotional learning) theme for the month of May is TEAMWORK!  Here's our definition:  TEAMWORK is working together with others to get to an end goal.  Learning to work as part of a team will help our students develop many skills such as patience, empathy, communication, respect for others, compromise and tolerance.  It also helps them to develop confidence and trust in other people.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to talk and learn more about teamwork with your child/children this month!  More information to come.


Thank you for entrusting your child/children to our care.  Have a wonderful weekend!  

Yours truly, Maria Clark, Principal  

 Important dates to remember: 

May 17, 18, 19, 20, 24 - SBA Testing Administration for Grades 3 and 4 

May 25 - Early Release Day for Students Only

May 30 - Memorial Day, No School 


Registration for the 2022 Elementary Summer Enrichment will be open until Monday, May 9th.  Please click on this link to register.

Morning and afternoon care is available through the SACC program.  Information about programming, fees and registration can be found at this link: Summer SACC Program

Please contact Sean Kennedy ( ), Summer Enrichment Co-Coordinator with any questions.

Dr. Maria Clark 

Principal John B. Sliney School 

23 Eades Street

Branford, CT 06405 

(203) 481 5386 

(203) 483 0749 (fax)