Special Announcements

A Reminder: New York State Law Mandates that all new students, Kindergarten, Second and Fourth grades submit an updated Physical to the elementary school nurse.

Message from the Principal

Dear Friends,

Check our "Letters/Flyers Home" link on our homepage directory for Pre-K Parent Information Sessions for the 2016-17 School year

I hope this letter finds you well.  It is hard to believe that next week we will be in the month of February. I just wanted to check in with you and speak about a few items.

1.       Congratulations to ALL of our students on their outstanding performances in our concerts. Thank you also to their amazing music teachers: Ms. Winze, Ms. Johnsen and Mr. Yankou for all of their hard work. Our children are truly special and talented in every way.

2.       Thank you to our PTA for all they do in our school. The many assemblies and activities you run make our school a special place. We wish our PTA success at their fifth-grade movie night tonight.

3.       Thank you to Mr. Yankou for facilitating a wonderful assembly last week celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

One point to keep in mind:

·         The sharing and generosity of our families is second to none. I am astonished by the generosity of our families in sending in treats and snacks for our students to celebrate milestone occasions in their children’s lives. One issue I would like you to keep in mind is student food allergies.  Food allergies are quite common and very serious for many of our students. Please make sure that, before you send in any snack, to check with your child’s teacher to make sure the snack you send in is appropriate for ALL students. We would never want any of our students to have a feeling of being left out. I thank you so much for your attention to this concern.

Upcoming Events:

1.       PTA Meeting – Monday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m

2.       The Bring Your Family to Gym Night originally scheduled for February 10th has been postponed.  The new date will be sometime in March.

3.       Mid- Winter Recess – Monday, February 15th – Friday, February 19th

4.       Internet Safety (Information session for Parents) – Wednesday, March 9th 6:30-8:00pm

On a personal note, I cannot express to you how proud I am to be the Principal of Upper Nyack Elementary School. I tell everyone how I work with the best students, teachers, teaching assistants, staff and parents as well as in the best community. Never before was that more evident than your incredible support to my requests in my last correspondence. We have had zero incidents at dismissal and our children are enjoying going outside in this winter wonderland that is Upper Nyack Elementary School. I thank our teachers for their dedication to our children and all of you for your support of our school. I hope to see you at our parent activities during the month of February.


Mr. Joseph Mercora

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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 15
Mid Winter Recess
Monday, February 22
5th gr. field trip
Wednesday, February 24
China Assembly
2:00 for parents
Monday, February 29
Inspire Nyack


Today, 2/13/2016
High: 16 Low: -2
Partly sunny
19% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/14/2016
High: 15 Low: 9
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.