I hope this letter finds you well. It has been a wonderful month at Upper Nyack Elementary School. It was a month where we watched with awe the talents of our students. On January 18th, our third, fourth and fifth grade students put on a wonderful winter concert. Thank you to their teachers, Ms. Winze, Ms. Johnsen and Mr. Yankou for all of their hard work in preparing our students for this most wonderful show. On January 24th, during our Upper Nyack’s Got Talent Show, students in kindergarten through fifth grade put on a show for the ages. Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring this show and to all of the parents who assisted. Special thanks to the fearless leader of our Talent Show, Mrs. Maria Sherry. In addition, our fifth grade students took part in their D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony. The D.A.R.E. program is a substance abuse prevention program designed to educate students about the harmful effects of drugs and the importance of making positive choices in their lives. Thank you to all of our fifth grade teachers and our wonderful D.A.R.E. Police Officer, Norman Peters, from the Clarkstown Police Department.
Please remember every Friday at Upper Nyack is SPIRIT FRIDAY. Have your children wear their spirit wear or red and black to show their Nyack pride. We have two specific spirit days coming up. Friday, February 3rd will be Football Day. Students can wear their favorite football team’s clothes or just stick to red and black. Friday, February 17th will be Pajama Day. Feel free to wear some comfy pajamas (no slippers please) to school and enjoy the day.
It is an exciting time in Nyack. Our district is making great efforts to move towards paperless communications. This helps our environment and also ensures delivery of all communications, provided that we have your correct email on file. In order to make this transition a smooth one, we want to make sure that we have all of the updated information in terms of email addresses on every parent. Please return the district flyer asking for your email information. If you do not have an email address to receive district mail, please note this on the form as well. Thank you for your assistance in making this a smooth and successful transition.
I wish you all a wonderful February ahead. Thank you for all of your support and cooperation
Mr. Joseph Mercora