Welcome back and Happy New Year to you and your families. Today we welcomed your children back with smiles on our faces and a hope in our hearts that this year will be one of the best years of their lives. We will continue to prepare them for a successful future. We thank you for your trust and partnership in this most important endeavor. There is a nice block of time to get a lot of work done before our next extended break in February. I am certain that we can anticipate some bad weather days ahead of us as we did have a very mild winter last year. As a reminder, please have a plan ready with your child in the event of a weather-related early dismissal.
To parents of our third, fourth and fifth grade students, this is just a reminder that our Winter Concert will take place on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Nyack High School.
To our wonderful Librarian, Ms. Zwiebel, for having the entire student body participate in the Hour of Code during December. What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and to show that anyone can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities and expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This is Upper Nyack’s second year taking part in this activity.
That being said, on behalf of our amazing staff, we wish you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017. I am reminded of a quote about starting the New Year. It states, a new year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story. We look forward to helping your children write this year’s story
Mr. Joseph Mercora