On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 625 students piled into the halls of Bonny Slope Elementary to kick off the 2016-2017 school year. The school welcomed about 130 new faces including kindergarteners to our building along with nine new teaching and administrative staff, including new Vice Principal, Allison Montelongo.
“We were very busy during the summer months hiring the best teachers and staff to ensure another fun, safe, and successful year for all of our students and families at Bonny Slope,” said Janet Maza, Principal. “We are so proud of this community and the generous support of our families. Together, we make Bonny Slope great!”
The Bonny Slope Community Organization has provided several opportunities recently to reconnect and build new relationships. New this summer, kindergarten and transferring families were invited to the BSE playground every Monday in August to meet other families, ask questions, and enjoy the final weeks of summer. Additionally, despite the weather, the Back to School Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 1 provided an opportunity for community and allowed students to meet their teachers for the upcoming school year.
"The beginning of the year is such an exciting time,” said Paula Dell, Kindergarten Teacher. “I just love seeing the smiles on our new students as they enter the door to their first classroom at Bonny Slope! The students are full of wonder, curiosity, and sometimes are a little nervous. I make sure my students know that teachers feel the same way. We are excited about the school year starting and getting to know our new students, but we also feel nervous at times. Together we will build a safe and inviting community in our classroom."
In continuing opportunities to learn and grow together, Bonny Slope’s Curriculum Night is TONIGHT. The evening begins in the gym at 6:00PM and then moves to the classrooms at approximately 6:50PM. There are two sessions of 30 minutes in each classroom to allow for families to attend more than one session (if they have multiple students at BSE). This evening is for parents and guardians only.
“We are so fortunate to be part of such an amazing learning community,” said Maza. “We look forward to a year that instills confidence and growth in our students.