Weekly Bulletin – May 9, 2024

on May 10, 2024

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High Character – Huge Success

Weekly Bulletin – May 9, 2024

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District Calendar

Sports Schedule Updates

Student Focus

As we approach the end of the school year, I want to inform you that we will be conducting a series of safety drills, as mandated by New York State. These exercises are crucial for preparing our staff and students to act swiftly and confidently in emergency situations; we will inform you of these safety drills as we know these drills can be stressful to everyone who is part of our school-community. Additionally, we believe that the strongest safeguard for our school community extends beyond drills. Our commitment to fostering kindness, empathy, compassion, and inclusion is fundamental. We strive to be a small school with a big heart, where these values are the bedrock of a safe and nurturing environment for all our students.

Finally, as the school year winds down, please continue your child(ren) to put forth their best effort. This includes coming to school each day, on time and cooperating with our educators.


Principal’s Message

Dear Families,

This week, our school community focused on the character strength of Leadership. Leadership means you value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.

Leadership can be both formal and informal. It is concerned with getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future. This character strength’s focus is on the personal qualities of leaders rather than the practice of leadership. These qualities include the ability to understand others and inspire them toward a common goal, the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.

For individuals, leadership is a way to achieve what you know is important, as groups of people invariably achieve more than individuals. If you want to achieve your vision for the future, you need to inspire others to join you. As an individual’s ability to lead develops, so does that person’s confidence and sense of self-efficacy.

To practice and encourage the character strength of leadership with your child, point out people in your life who you believe are good leaders and the characteristics that make them good leaders.


After School Program Update

The last day for the After School Program will be Thursday, May 23, 2024. Please make sure you have alternate child care arrangements beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2024.


Early Mail Vote/Absentee Ballot for 2024-25 School Budget Vote

Applications for early mail vote/absentee ballots will be available on the school website (sharonsprings.org) or obtainable beginning May 1, 2024 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, from the District Clerk. Completed applications for absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before election, if the ballot is to be hand delivered personally to the voter. Early Mail Vote/Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2024.

A list of all persons to whom absentee/early mail ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the District Clerk from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. prevailing time on each of the five days prior to the day of the election, except Sunday, May 19, 2024, and the day set for the election. Any qualified voter may challenge the acceptance of the ballot of any person on such list, by making his/her challenge and reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.


Memorial Day Chicken BBQ – May 27

Enjoy a delicious meal, show your patriotic spirit, and help support The Class of 2027. You can do all this by coming to the Memorial Day Chicken BBQ on Monday, May 27, 2024 from 11am to 2pm. This event is hosted by the Freshmen and is held at the Sharon Springs Central School. The dinner includes a baked potato, coleslaw, and a roll. The meal costs $15.00 and a 1/2 chicken costs $11.00. See a member of The Class of 2027 to purchase your meal, or simply show up on Memorial Day. We look forward to seeing you there!


Community Focus – A Service to the Sharon Springs Community

Sharon Springs Public Library Winter Hours for January, February and March are:
Monday 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 1:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm


Computers Available

All-in-One computers available from the school. If your household qualifies for free or reduced school lunch and you would like a computer for your household, please contact Tom Reynolds at treynolds@sharonsprings.org or (518) 284-2266.


Weekly Bulletin Submissions

SSCS will continue to produce this document each week as a service to the SSCS community. Similar to last year, classified ads, such as advertisements for the sale of items, help wanted ads, etc., will no longer be accepted.  Advertisements will only be accepted if it relates to a potential educational benefit for our students or it has the potential to benefit the Sharon Springs community. SSCS reserves the right to edit any submission. For consideration, please email by 3 p.m. on Tuesdays to weeklybulletin@sharonsprings.org.