Reach For The Stars

Dear JBS Families, 

During the month of October, all of our students have been thinking and learning about setting learning goals for the 22-23 school year.  Each student participated in a writing/drawing activity where they shared their "hopes and dreams."  As you talk with your child/children about their experiences at school, I encourage you to take the time to ask them about what they want to achieve in school and what they might do to reach their goals.  We will be displaying all of the students' hopes and dreams in the cafeteria by the end of the month!  

In collaboration with the JBS PTA, we are excited to announce that our students and staff will participate in school-wide assemblies that focus on cultural arts and our school-wide theme, Reach for the STARS!!  A HUGE THANK YOU to the PTA President, Ashley Murphy and our Library Media Specialist, Maria Melillo for helping to organize and plan for these events.  In November, the Mohegan Tribe Council will be joining us for our first cultural arts - school-wide assembly! 

On October 31st, we will be having our first Character Dress Up Day for the school year.  This is a very exciting opportunity for all of us to encourage and celebrate our love for reading and create special memories at Sliney.  Please make sure that your child is able to get in and out of their costume and have your child wear sneakers for PE, recess, etc… Please do not have your child bring a mask or other items to school.  

Some character dress up day ideas include: 

Cat in the Hat: red and white striped paper hat and drawn on whiskers

Olivia: red dress and paper pig ears

Clifford: red shirt and black nose

Pete the Cat: blue cat ear, blue shirt, red shoes

We look forward to celebrating our love for reading! 


Thank you all for being a partner in your child's educational journey at Sliney!  Your on-going support is very much appreciated.  


Yours truly, 

Maria Clark, Principal 


Important Dates to Remember:  

October 17: JBS PTA Meeting @ 6:00 PM 

October 21: PTA Trunk or Treat 

October 26: Early Release Day for Students 

October 31: Character Dress Up Day 

November 7: Parent Conferences - Evening Only 

November 17: Parent Teacher Conferences - Day and Evening; Min Day for Students