Message from the Principal : Mr. Joe Mercora

Dear friends,

 I hope this letter finds you well.   Where do I begin? Since my last letter to you there have been so many wonderful events that have happened and there are so many people to thank.

  • Earth Fest: Thank you to Angela Davenport-Conway, Jen Patuto and the entire Earth Fest Team for a spectacular event.
  • Colonial Day: Thank you to Mr. Galantich, Ms. Maloney, Dr. Kaufman, Ms. Cordaro, Ms. Appelbaum, Ms. Deacon-Owens, Ms. Fraser and Ms. Sabol for an incredible, meaningful and fun learning experience.
  • Spring Concerts: Thank you Mr. Yankou, Ms. Johnsen and Ms. Winze for another wonderful season of concerts.
  • Field Day:  Thank you Ms. Brega and Mr. Cirafici for organizing a wonderful day of fun team activities.
  • Goosetown: Thank you to Linie Rand, Valerie Schmidt and the entire Goosetown team for an incredible and fun event. We all had a blast!
  • Upper Nyack P.T.A: For all that they have done for our school. Thank you Anna Dabney for your leadership for the last 2 years. 
  • Officer Norman Peters and Sergeant Paul Gebbia for two informative workshops for parents on internet safety.
  • Our Staff: Thank you to the greatest staff in the world THE ENTIRE UPPER NYACK FACULTY, TEACHING ASSISTANTS, SECURITY GUARD, SECRETARIES, NURSE, CUSTODIANS AND CAFETERIA STAFF for being true heroes in our world and putting kids first in all they do. I sincerely thank them as you do for their dedication to children and incredible work ethic.
  • Families: For all of their support in the work we do together with the children. We work with the best families in the world.

 Looking Ahead: Our school year is coming to a quick close. Please take note of the following.

  • Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony – Tuesday June 18th - 9:30 a.m. in the All Purpose Room.
  • Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony- Monday June 24th – 9:30 a.m. in the Gym.
  • Report Cards Will be available to view on the Parent Portal on Tuesday, June 24th – If you are not on the portal, a paper copy will be sent home.  
  • A reminder that when we reach the last week of school, the dismissal schedule will be as follows:

Monday, June 24th and Tuesday, June 25th 11:45 a.m. dismissal

Wednesday, June 26th   10:00 a.m. dismissal

 You can anticipate another letter from me the last week of school regarding summer hours and other miscellaneous items to close out the school year.


 Mr. Joseph Mercora ​

Upcoming Events

  • GRADE 5 Moving Up 9:30am (GYM)

    Upper Nyack School
  • 11:45 dismissal for students

    Upper Nyack School
  • MS Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony 7:00 PM

    Nyack Public Schools
  • 11:45 dismissal for Students

    Upper Nyack School
  • High School Graduation 8:00 PM

    Nyack Public Schools
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