Friday Update 5/10/2024

Friday Update 5/10/2024
Farid Johnson

Principal’s Message

Dear Siwanoy,

Teacher appreciation week kicked off this past Monday.  And, wow, what a week.  Thank you all so much for making this week incredibly exciting.  Special shout out to Cristina Chianese, Diana LaScalia, Yanna Sigenlaub, Diane Lanaro and Jamie Guglielmo for making it extra special.   

The Espresso guys were an amazing finishing touch to show our teachers and staff how much they are appreciated. Our teachers never need a special week to know how much they are loved, but it sure did not hurt. Again, thank you to everyone that worked tirelessly to make this week come to life. 

We are looking forward to another great week ahead! Happy Mother's Day to all!!

Farid Johnson
School News

STEAM Day - May 21

STEAM Day will take place on May 21st. Please be on the lookout for information from your child's classroom/school about the time your child's grade will be hosting parents for the event!

Word of the Month - Patience

Patience refers to the ability to wait for something, especially something we want, without becoming upset or complaining. Developing patience allows us to keep a clear head when thinking through and solving problems. Patience is an important characteristic to have when working with others.

Upcoming State Exams
Science - May 14th (Grade 5)

Spring Fling is coming June 7th!

Save the date for our annual Spring Fling event on Friday, June 7th.  More information will be shared over the coming weeks in MTK.  

Our incredible PTA put together the sweetest book.  Did you know these facts about our Siwanoy Family?

Siwanoy Staff Fun Facts
Siwanoy University Discussion on Anxiety Strategies 
Thank you to everyone who came to our Siwanoy University talk about anxiety. I know some things came up for many of you that could not make it last minute, but  Ms. Weaver hit this one out of the park once again. I hope to see more of you at future Siwanoy University sessions!
Plant Sale was a tremendous success
Thank you to all of our tireless parents who came to help our plant sale. The rain could not stop us from putting on an amazing event. Special shout out to Dave Sparano, Anna Meehan, Yanna Sigenlaub, Maura Skrapits, Courtney Reagan and a few others for their awesome support. Also, a huge thank you to our custodian Tom and his team for helping with set up and clean up!

K-2 Sing-along
Our annual K-2 Sing-along will take place on May 30th at 9:45am. Mr. Vamos and the students will be performing on the playground. Parents from grades K-2 are welcome to attend!


Around The Campus

Concerts and other Music Information
Spring Concert Date 
Siwanoy - May 22, 7pm at the Hutchinson Gym
The 4th-5th grade Spring concert will feature the 4th-5th grade Band, the 4th-5th grade Orchestra, the 4th grade Chorus and the 5th grade Chorus (everyone sings!).

Third Grade Spring Recital Date
Siwanoy June 3, 9am in the Siwanoy Gym
The 3rd grade orchestra will play and all 3rd graders will sing with their music teacher!

Please remember to fund your child's NutriKid/MySchoolBucks accounts
Now that we are in the final stretch of the school year, please remember to add additional funds to your MySchoolBucks account.  This is especially true if your child orders two lunches.  If you do not have enough money in your account then that child will only get one lunch.  You can carry any remaining balance over to the Middle and High Schools.
What is My School Bucks and how do I fund the account? is a payment website which interacts with the Nutrikids point of sale system.  On the site, parents fund their student’s account and view purchase transactions.  Alternatively, send in a check made payable to PUFSD Cafeteria Fund.

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