247 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:10 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
• Grade 2 Breakfast, 8:45 a.m.
• Crazy Hat Day
• Grade 4 & 5 Math & Science Pizza Pi Party, 6 p.m.
• Coffee with Dr. Cale, "Mom, I hate you. Can you buy me a new phone?", 9:30 a.m. at Hamagrael
• Elsmere PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
• BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Grades 3-8 ELA Testing
• BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.
• BOU Community Spelling Bee, 7 p.m., BCHS Auditorium
Letter from the principal
Principal Kate Kloss talks about CAPER, upcoming local business visits, the choral festival, Coffee with Cale and student art exhibits. READ MORE »
Basketball giveaway sparks lunchtime fun
It's a great time to try lunch in the school cafeteria! March Madness means students who purchase lunch can qualify to win a basketball autographed and presented by one of the varsity teams' captains. VIEW FLYER »
5th Grade Pizza Sale on March 28
Please support the Elsmere Fifth Grade Pizza Sale on Friday, March 28, as they fundraise for their spring trip to Nature's Classroom. Please click here for pizza order form [PDF].
Photo Gallery: 100th Day & End of Feb.
Students from Elsmere celebrate 100 days of school and have some end of the month fun! VIEW PHOTOS »
Next "Coffee with Cale" parenting session is March 10
Dr. Randy L. Cale, a psychologist and parenting expert, will host a morning session at Hamagrael Elementary on Monday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss strategies families can use at home to keep students on track for success. This title of this month's discussion is "Mom... I hate you. Can you buy me a new phone?" VIEW "COFFEE WITH CALE" SCHEDULE »
Summer Camp Fair on March 18
The Slingerlands Elementary School Community will be hosting their 8th annual Summer Camp Fair on Tuesday, March 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Summer Camp Fair is open to all students and is a perfect opportunity for parents to meet staff and learn about almost 20 different Capital District camps. Please save the date!
As one parent stated last year, “I knew there were lots of summer camps and activities, I just didn’t know how to find them. And here they are all in one place.” There will be giveaways and raffles from some of the participating camps. You’ll have opportunity to win t-shirts, bags, water bottles and most importantly free weeks or discounted camp weeks. The raffle is no charge to parents. All attending receive free tickets.
Krause's Candy Fundraiser
The annual Krause's Candy fundraiser is under way! The last day to turn in order forms will be Friday, March 7. If you have any questions, or need additional forms, please contact Flo McDonough (439-5338).
Recap of Common Core In The Classroom
To help parents better understand what our curriculum looks like to students in the classroom under the state’s new Common Core Learning Standards, on Feb. 10, teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level described new aspects of the curriculum, such as writing and close reading in ELA to algorithms and fractions in Math. The February event attracted more than 150 attendees. READ MORE & SEE VIDEO, OUTLINE »
NYSSMA Piano Evaluations, March 7 & 8
2nd Annual Bethlehem Community Spelling Bee
Form a team & join in the fun!
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) is hosting its 2nd Annual Bethlehem Community Spelling Bee on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Bethlehem Central High School Auditorium. READ MORE »
Cold weather attire reminder
During the cold weather it is important that our students be dressed appropriately. Children go outside for recess daily which requires them to have a warm jacket, hat and gloves. Boots and snow pants are needed if there is snow on the ground. In addition, if your child walks to school, please make sure he/she is dressed warmly. Except on extremely cold (and rainy) mornings, students are not permitted in the building until the bell rings at 9:10 a.m. Thank you!
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