Calendar of Events

  • Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools & District Closed

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • BOE - Equity, Excellence & Innovation Committee

    Central Administration, Carew Room

    11:00 a.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • BOE - Audit Committee

    Central Administration, Carew Room

    5:45 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Board of Education - C.O.W.

    Central Administration, Edwina Carew Meeting Room

    515 North Avenue, New Rochelle

    6:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Health & Safety Committee

    Central Administration, Carew Room

    2:15 pm.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Jefferson Holiday Shoppe

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Jefferson Holiday Shoppe

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Davis Spirit Day

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Webster Spirit Day

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Barnard Wear Purple & White

    City School District of New Rochelle
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School Announcements

  • Community Information Forum

    Columbus Elementary School
    February 16th at 7:00 p.m.

    Columbus Elementary School
  • Community Information Forum

    Columbus Elementary School
    February 16th at 7:00 p.m.
    Learn about changes in Federal Immigration policies….

    Columbus Elementary School
  • Half Days and Dismissal Times

     

    March 6 AM, 11:40 Dismissal

    June 12 PM, 11:40 Dismissal

    June 21 AM, 11:40 Dismissal

    June 22 PM, 11:40 Dismissal

    June 23 PM, 11:40 Dismissal

    Columbus Elementary School
  • AIS-Title 1 - ESL Breakfast for Families

    Cafeteria

    Wednesday 11/23

    9:00 - 10:30 AM

    Columbus Elementary School
  • EARLY DISMISSAL Thursday 11/10

    Each year, school districts are required by Education Law to conduct an Early Dismissal, "Emergency Response Drill" to practice emergency dismissal procedures.

    On Thursday, November 10, 2016 all students, employees and visitors must leave the school building at 3:00 p.m., 15 minutes prior to dismissal time.

    Parents who drive students must pick them up 15 minutes early and children riding bus transportation will arrive home 15 minutes earlier than usual.

    Should you have any questions, please contact your school's main office.

    Columbus Elementary School

Parent Workshop

Ribbon Cutting

Recipient of Fulbright Grant

     Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn, the science coordinator for Columbus Elementary School, has been offered a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term grant to travel and teach in Vietnam for the summer.
   Zahn will be among nine U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Teaching Short-Term Program in the 2017-2018 school year. The award is granted by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
   Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. Zahn will work with Huu Nghi Primary school in Hai Phong City in northern Vietnam to help develop an authentic, hands-on approach to teaching science.
   "I am super excited and honored to have been chosen for this amazing educational experience," said Zahn. "Teaching children to think critically and creatively is at the heart of all learning.  To do this, we must also be willing to take risks and extend our own learning to beyond the classroom walls."
   The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges.
   Zahn has taught in the New Rochelle school district for 24 years. She has worked summers in science labs in Columbia University, and participated in programs that took her to classrooms in Malaysia, Singapore and Japan. She has also taken part in a leadership program at Mercy College.
   Last year, Zahn received the 2016 Anton Banko Award for excellence in elementary school science teaching. The award is given by the Science Teacher's Association of New York and includes a $1,500 grant for classroom use. (News from Our Schools 5/26)

Our Mission

"We promote interdisciplinary studies and encourage authentic, problem-based learning by doing.
We recognize that High Expectations result in High Achievement.
We believe that teaching and learning is fostered by creating optimum conditions to ensure success for students and their teachers.
We are committed to create a positive school climate, which respects and values diversity and nurtures everyone's self-esteem, in partnership with our parents and our community."