Reach For The Stars

Dear Sliney Families, 

During the month of December, our Sliney community focused on compassion and ways to demonstrate compassion at school, at home and in our school community.  A HUGE THANK YOU to the JBS PTA and 4th Grade Student Council for organizing the annual Janet Melillo Pajama Drive.  We look forward to donating these pajamas to local area hospitals and to support families in need.  Another way our students learned about compassion was through the Compassion Snowflake Project.  We decorated our main entrance hallway with different examples of how to show compassion towards our friends, family and colleagues.  Our SEL monthly theme for January will be COURAGE.  Stay tuned for more details on our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay/Poster contest for Grades PreK - 4th Grade.    

The Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success this year!  Thanks to all the parents and caregivers that helped to organize and plan for this event.  We were able to raise over $500 in All for Books which allowed for classroom teachers and students to purchase books and add to the JBS school library.   Again, thanks for all your support for this wonderful opportunity.  Our Sliney school community definitely showed their love for reading through this event.  

 Report Cards will be sent home during the week of January 2, 2023 due to the cancellation of school on December 23, 2022.  Please take a look at your child's home folders/backpack for more information.  Our Winter Recess will be from December 26 - January 2, 2023.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  

Thank you all for entrusting your child/children in our care.  We are so fortunate to have a supportive and caring school community.  We hope that you all have a wonderful winter holiday and spend time making beautiful memories with families, friends and loved ones.  Look forward to seeing you in 2023!  

 Warm regards, Maria Clark, Principal of John B. Sliney Elementary 

 Dates to Remember: 

January 10: After-School Enrichment Begins! 

January 11: Early Release Day for Students only 

January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School 

January 18: JBS Author Visit 

January 18: JBS PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm 

January 26: Sliney Singers Winter Concert 

                     3rd Grade @ 6:00pm

                     4th Grade: @ 7:00pm 

Dr. Maria Clark 


John B. Sliney School 

23 Eades Street

Branford, CT 06405 

(203) 481 5386 

(203) 483 0749 (fax)