Principal's Message

Friday, March 17, 2023

Good afternoon Bernabi families and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m happy to report that there were multiple leprechaun sightings here today—be sure to ask your kiddos what that looked like if they were among the “lucky” rooms he visited!

I have three genuinely important updates for this week, so thank you in advance for reading!

Report cards: An important reminder that your child(ren)’s term 2 report card(s) will be available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal today at noon!  A few more important pieces of information regarding report cards are below:

  • Make sure you know how to log into your child’s Infinite Campus backpack, which is found within the Infinite Campus parent portal, accessible at this link:  If you have any questions about your Infinite Campus account, please contact Mr. Charles Ocasio 349-5152.
  • Please remember to both view and acknowledge therein and if you have any questions about your child’s progress, never hesitate to contact his/her teacher(s) accordingly. 

Half-day coming up: an important reminder that next Friday, March 24 is a half-day for all students UPK – 12.

  • For students in grades K-5: While breakfast will remain available as normal, students will not be served lunch and they will not have specials on this day.  With respect to dismissal, those who are being picked up will be called down to the cafeteria beginning at 11:40 am, and those taking the bus will be dismissed shortly after with buses rolling away from the building and on their way home at 12:00 pm.  If you are planning on picking up your child on this half-day, please send in a note ahead of time so that we can prepare for the busiest dismissal of the year, and we will open our doors to have you sign your child out at 11:30 am.  As is our normal daily practice, no bus passes will be issued, so unless we have a pick up note, your child will take his/her normal bus home.  Thanks in advance for your support with this half-day schedule! 


  • For our UPK students and families: students will follow their regular dismissal routine, where designated pick-up persons can arrive at exit 20 (same doorway as always) around 11:15 for dismissal at 11:20.


  • Instructionally, our entire staff will be working together on the morning of the 24th to offer students a number of learning experiences aligned to the concept of play.  As I’ve shared before, play-based learning is an essential part of students developing and practicing important social skills that support their overall development as learners, as well as supporting their development of fine and large motor skills, problem-solving and other whole-child elements!  As we kicked off our efforts at planning this beloved annual day, I shared the following resource with my teachers and encourage you to check it out as well:

BPA event in jeopardy: As of now, we have not had anyone volunteer to coordinate our annual BPA sports night, which is on the calendar for Friday, May 5.  If you have been interested but hesitant, please reach out to me ASAP so we don’t run the risk of cancelling!  Thanks in advance!

That’s all for now and remember, unless there’s anything extremely timely, I’m trying to keep my updates to every-other week.


David Caiazza


Important Contact Info

David Caiazza
Mr. David Caiazza, Principal

Main office: 585-349-5400
Attendance: 585-349-5450
Nurse's Office: 585-349-5451