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Westchester Championship

The Columbus Elementary School chess team is officially the 2019 Westchester County Chess Champion after taking first place in the grades 4-12 section, first place in the fifth-grade section, and first place in the fourth-grade section at the 2019 Westchester County Scholastic Chess Championship last weekend at Columbus. The team also came in second place in the third-grade section and third place in the second-grade section.
Individual awards were won in the fifth-grade section by Dylan Minchez (third place) and Kevin Lopez (fifth place). In the fourth-grade section, Constantine Zelatis came in third place and Dylan Solovyev came in fifth place. In the third-grade section, Ashley Corazoa came in first place for chess players rated under 400.
The students are sharpening their chess skills as they prepare to compete in the 2019 K-6 National Elementary Scholastic Chess Championships run by the United States Chess Federation, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Columbus PTA-Chess Committee has re-energized the work of the team and club by fundraising and producing great events throughout the year.  The committee hosted last weekend's tournament and served breakfast and lunch. 
The students are fundraising in order to raise money to travel to the national competition. The District has been supportive of chess instruction at Columbus for 20 years. Families are raising money to cover travel expenses, which the District does not cover and which will be especially important for families in need. Costs include airfare and other transportation, four nights in a hotel and meals, as well as the entry fees.
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Family STEM

Family Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Night

On Thursday evening, nearly one hundred 2nd grade students and parents gathered in the Columbus School cafeteria to learn about STEM and problem-solve together as a family STEM team!  Antoinette Koehler, Kelly Kalinowski, Rana Rabadi, Vanessa Guzman-Cruz, and Fran DelFico, part of the Columbus’ 2nd Grade Team, prepared an overview of STEM and three separate challenges for all to grapple with.  Ms. Koehler addressed the families and kids by reminding them that STEM investigations are at the heart of every Columbus STR2EAMing into Learning Convention (Science, Technology, Reading/Research, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).  Ms. Koehler introduced the work this way: “STEM is hands-on problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and innovation; this is about working collaboratively and building resilience and persistence in the face of frustration or failure.”  She added that most important, “STEM is just ton of fun!”

The teachers challenged students and their parents to build paper airplanes that were quickly submitted to grueling flight tests.  Teams were then asked to build the tallest structure possible with a limited number of index cards. Last, using marshmallows and toothpicks, parents and kids designed stable, solid structures.   

Dr. Parvey and Mr. Galland were present, and Dr. Parvey rolled up her sleeves and assisted many families and kids in their constructions.  The Columbus STR2EAMing into Learning Convention will take place this year over three days and two evenings, from January 22 to 24th.  The Columbus PTA will also hold a STEM-oriented book sale throughout the convention days.

Columbus Families and Visitors

In order to preserve an orderly and safe arrival and dismissal for all students each day, please note the following:

  • In the morning, parents, guardians, and visitors are not permitted to enter the school or the main office until 8:45 a.m.
  • In the afternoon, the main office and school entrance are closed between 2:45 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. as school staff manage dismissal procedures.
  • If you need to pick up a student early, you must do so BEFORE 2:45 p.m. each afternoon.

Con el fin de preservar una llegada y salida ordenada y segura para todos los estudiantes cada día, tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:

  • Por la mañana, a los padres, tutores y visitantes no se les permite entrar a la escuela ni a la oficina principal hasta las 8:45 a.m.
  • Por la tarde, la oficina principal y la entrada de la escuela están cerradas entre las 2:45 p.m. y 3:20 p.m. mientras el personal de la escuela maneja los procedimientos de despido.
  • Si necesita recoger a un estudiante temprano, debe hacerlo ANTES de las 2:45 p.m. cada tarde.




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  • Advocacy & Community Outreach Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

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  • Culture and Climate Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

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  • Health & Safety Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

    3:00 p.m.

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  • Planetarium Show

    NRHS, 7:00 p.m.

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  • Trinity Kindergarten Registration

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • PTSA Meeting

    NRHS, LEK Theatre

    7:00 p.m.

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  • Trinity Kindergarten Registration

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  • Barnard School Spirit Day

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Spring Fling Dance - Ward

    6th & 7th Grade

    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Columbus Kermes

    6:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
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