Principal's Message

Friday, December 2, 2022

With the transition into each new month, I am continuously in awe of how quickly time flies here at Bernabi.  Having had the opportunity to read students’ term 1 report cards, I am so impressed and so proud of how much learning and growth is taking place within our classrooms and across our instructional settings, despite how quickly time moves forward.  Many thanks to you, our families, for the endless support you provide at home and your dedication to collaborating with our teachers, and here’s to more of everything as we head into term 2!  A few other quick updates below—thanks for reading!

Holiday initiatives:

  • Cartons for Christmas: We are collecting donations of any non-perishable food items, and will have donation boxes located throughout the building through December 2 (we will take last minute donations on Monday!).  Next time you’re out grocery shopping, please consider purchasing and sending in an item or two—your generosity will go a long way in support of families in need this holiday season!  Thank you in advance for your support and care for our community!
  • Bernabi Community Cares: In addition to Cartons for Christmas, we are collecting gifts this holiday season in support of the local Willie Bee Foundation!  For those who are unfamiliar, The Willie Bee Foundation was founded in memory of Spencerport native William Beeman and supports families in our community who have a child facing a life threatening illness.  Here's how it works: stop by Bernabi, grab a “gift” item from our display in the front entry way, purchase the gift noted, wrap it and bring it back to Bernabi by December 21, then feel great about supporting our community!
  • Lost and found donations: With many opportunities for visitors to be in our school over the next few weeks, I am hoping that our overflowing lost and found will reunite some of our students with their belongings!  That said, as we do each year, we will be donating all unclaimed items at the end of the calendar year.  So, whether you’re here for pick-up, a holiday activity or BPA event, please stop by our lost and found, which is located in our front hallway outside of our cafeteria.
  • BPA Holiday Gift Shop: Earlier this week, your child should have brought home some information about this year’s Holiday Gift Shop, which will be open next week on both Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8.  Set up within our library, our annual Holiday Shop provides students with an opportunity to explore and purchase small gifts for the holiday season.  Your child(ren)’s classroom teacher can provide you with the date and time they are signed up to visit, but please click here for more details as well as an opportunity to volunteer to support! BPA Holiday Gift Shop.pdf
  • BPA Event: Please click on the attached flier for information on next Friday night’s Bernabi Parent Association’s annual holiday event!  Sarah, Michela, Angelo and I hope to see you and your families there—please RSVP by returning the form that came home earlier this week and if you’re interested in volunteering, please let us know by marking it on the form!   BPA Holiday Event.pdf

Registering for next year:

  • Kindergarten registration: Believe it or not, it is almost time to register incoming kindergarteners for the 2023-2024 school year.  If you have a child or know of anyone in the Bernabi boundary who has a child born between December 2nd, 2017 and December 1st, 2018, please let us know by completing the form that is coming home with your child today!
  • Pre-K registration: Attention all families who have children who will be 4 years old by December 1st 2023, the Spencerport Central School District Universal Pre-K (UPK) application is now live on our website at the following link: (https://www.spencerportschools.org/district/pre-_kindergarten_program___u_p_k_#:~:text=Spencerport%20UPK%20is%20a%20no,included%20in%20the%20daily%20schedule.)  Below is the timeline for applying for UPK for the 2023-2024 school year, pending continued funding from New York State Education Department. Please note that if the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats available in the program, the district will use a lottery system to determine enrollment.  
UPK Timeline

Thanks for reading—have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

David Caiazza

Principal

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