Thursday, April 24
Friday, April 25
Columbus PTA 9am
PLC (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
Monday, April 28
PLC (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
Tuesday, April 29
Board of Education Meeting - C.O.W.
Trinity Elementary School
for CSDNR Board Docs.
Columbus PTA 6:30pm
PLC (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
Wednesday, April 30
Thursday, May 1
Friday, May 2
0% chance of precipitation.
Slight chance rain showers
27% chance of precipitation.
Parents, Teachers, Students and Community Members,
At Columbus, April is the month of perseverance, overcoming obstacles /challenges, and we keep trying. Our district-wide PBIS initiative has been thriving at Columbus. Our acronym SOAR (Safe, Organized, Accountable, and Respectful) and positive behaviors have been implemented and embedded in our school for the past four years. This year, Ms. Owens and our teachers have brought this initiative to a new level. Our students have been caught SOARing so much, that our goal of collecting 600 feathers last month has been reached and exceeded to 959. We are celebrating this accomplishment with a DJ Dance Party during the CAMPEL blocks in the Gym on Friday, April 4th.
As many of you know the 3, 4 and 5 NYS ELA Assessment was from the 1st of April through the 3rd and the 3, 4 and 5 NYS Math Assessment starts on the 30th of April and ends on May 2nd. Students applied the strategies and skills they have learned throughout the years. Parents let’s keep making sure we have our children R.E.S.T. at home by:
- Establishing a daily Routine.
- Providing them with healthy foods to Eat.
- Making sure they get enough Sleep.
- Talking to them to develop their vocabulary.
April is also Autism Awareness month. I found this great quote in the Psychology Today website, who found it in Circle of Moms blog, and they credited CafePress for this fantastic acrostic:
Let’s celebrate and embrace our diversity and differences, not only for the month of April, but throughout our entire lives.
Please note that our Spring Recess will be the week of April 14th and Monday the 21st. We will resume classes on Tuesday, April 22nd.
Parents let’s keep encouraging the love of learning by reading to our children and asking questions daily. Always look in your child’s backpack, and continue to be an advocate for your child.
It is my pleasure to work with and for you.
Sonia Nunez, Principal
New Rochelle SEPTA Announces 2014
We Are One and Bridges Awards!
The We Are One award honors CSDNR teachers, administrators and staff members who make a difference in the lives of our children with special needs. The Bridges award honors members of the greater community who foster inclusiveness and understanding through their programs and businesses. Recipients will be celebrated at the 17th annual We Are One dinner at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle on April 24, 2014. Recipients are below - congratulations!
2014 We Are One Awards
Albert Leonard Middle School: Barbara Clark
Barnard Early Childhood Center: Jeanne Jacobsen
Columbus Elementary School: Otilia Tanner
George M. Davis, Jr. Elementary School: Ricky Marchione
Isaac E. Young Middle School: John Fullerton
Jefferson Elementary School: Bill Murphy and Eddie Ortiz
New Rochelle High School: Amy Cermele
Trinity Elementary School: Denise Campbell
William B. Ward Elementary School: Lisa Leventhal
Daniel Webster Magnet School: Susan Muller
District-Wide: Edie Barasch
2014 Bridges Award ~ Conroy’s Basketball: Frank Conroy
2014 Bridges Business Award ~ Modern Restaurant:
Sebastian Aliberti and Anthony Russo
To purchase tickets to the We Are One dinner, please visit http://newrochellesepta.org/ or contact Mary Jo Jacobs, 917-432-8509, or Julia Muggia Ochs, 917-991-6150.
THIS WEEK IN THE NEW ROCHELLE SCHOOLS E-Newsletter
Special Edition: April 7- April 25
The City School District of New Rochelle is excited to bring you the April 7- 25 special edition, in both English and Spanish, of our This Week in the New Rochelle Schools e-newsletter. It contains both districtwide and school-by-school news. We hope you find it helpful as you plan during April!
Click here for English version
Click here for Spanish version
NEW ROCHELLE RECEIVES MAJOR EDUCATION GRANT
Thrilling! The City School District of New Rochelle, in partnership with Southern Westchester BOCES and the Port Chester Public Schools, has been awarded the New York State Education Department’s Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) Grant totaling $1,844,500. Read more...
MORE GREAT NEWS:
The City School District of New Rochelle's Samantha Guillen is being honored by Girls Inc. as a National Scholar! According to the organization, National Scholars "demonstrate a commitment to achieving excellence" and they have "overcome extraordinary obstacles and challenges, and often times risen above stereotypes, to become role models for their peers, examples of success for their communities, and the leaders of tomorrow." Congratulations, Samantha!
INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT'S BUDGET MESSAGE
For the past five years, the City School District of New Rochelle, like so many local school districts in New York State, has endured the damaging effects of a weakened national economy. Over 200 positions have been lost and valuable educational programs and services have been either reduced or eliminated. Each year, it seemed as if the Board of Education and district and school administrators were faced with a Morton’s Fork where there were only undesirable options. Foundation aid from the state was essentially frozen, mandated costs continued to increase, and a 2% tax levy spending cap was imposed. Faced with these challenges, our District was required to determine which positions, programs and services could be targeted without compromising the quality of core activities associated with our central mission-- the advancement of teaching and learning. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING Budget Message 2014.pdf
CLICK HERE to access 2014-2015 Superintendent's Preliminary Budget
GETTING INTO COLLEGE: A spotlight on five New Rochelle High School seniors on their journey to college. Below is a link to the third article in a Christian Science Monitor/Hechinger Report series following the five NRHS seniors on their quest for college financial aid.
Click here to view article
UPDATE on CSDNR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
At the Wednesday evening, February 26th, public presentation to the Board of Education and community, the district's professional consultants reported on the search status for our next permanent CSDNR Superintendent of Schools. At the conclusion of an extensive, ultimately six-month national search, including a strong component of community engagement, the Board of Education expects that a new Superintendent will be hired in May.
The documents found at the links below outline the Superintendent search thus far in greater detail, including: 1) hiring/search process timeline and details; 2) a summary of the community's input regarding our district's strengths and challenges; and 3) a draft of the community's identified criteria for desired candidate background, experience and skills.
Hazard Young PowerPoint Presentation
LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY REGARDING BUDGET DISCUSSIONS
Please click here for important information on 2014-2015 budget discussions.
FOR CSDNR PARENTS & GUARDIANS
REQUESTS FOR APPR SCORES AND RATINGS OF
TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
Consistent with Education Law §3012-c(10)(b), parents and guardians of students currently enrolled in the New Rochelle Public Schools will be able to receive the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for their child(ren)’s present teachers and building principal. This information will be available beginning on Monday, December 2, 2013. Read more...