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  • Not to be Missed: Annual All City Concert March 31

    The accomplished student musicians and vocalists who are the Yonkers Public Schools Secondary School Band and Choir will perform under the direction of Cecilia Myers and Andrew Seligson during the annual All City Concert Friday, beginning at 7:00PM March 31, 2017 at Lincoln High School, 375 Kneeland Avenue in Yonkers. The concert is free, and open to the public.

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  • Reminder: Transportation Applications Due April 1

    Transportation applications for students attending charter, private, and parochial school for the 2017-2018 school year, and Yonkers Public Schools students requesting alternate school bus transportation are due no later than April 1, 2017.

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  • Parent Workshop: Writing the College Application Essay

    A must for high school parents (and their students)! Learn practical tips about the college application essay, and resources & strategies to support the entire application process, Thursday, March 23, 2017.

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  • Board of Education March Meetings

    The Trustees busy schedule includes five committee meetings, and the monthly Stated meeting when community input is welcome.

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  • School 5 Welcome Back Open House

    The School 5 community is invited to the Welcome Back Open House and Tour Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2:00PM celebrating the completion of $2.3 million in emergency repairs that began December 18, 2016 due to a burst standpipe.

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  • City & District Unveil Next Step in Rebuild Yonkers Schools Advocacy

    Mayor Spano unveiled the campaign’s latest step at Yonkers Middle High School to over 100 Yonkers Public Schools student leaders and asked them to contact state legislators to fund the $2 billion infrastructure plan, with #Fund2Rebuild.

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  • Yonkers Student Artwork on Display

    Mayor Spano's African American Advisory Board challenged students to recreate the paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the most significant African American artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • Conversations: Budget Town Hall Meetings

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada will host a series of Town Hall meetings on the proposed 2017-2018 budget beginning March 17, 2017. The Superintendent will speak briefly about the budget, and then respond to questions.

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  • Graduation Rate Up. Again.

    The District’s graduation rate increased to 82% for students who first entered 9th grade in 2012, outperforming the Big Five school districts, and the dropout rate was cut in half to 2%, below the state average of 6%.

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  • A Letter from the Principal
    As we rapidly approach spring, I want to say thank you for continuing to support our reading programs.  Over 125 of our 350 students participated in the February Reading Challenge.  We asked students to take ‘Ownership of the Reading’ by being engaged in one of the following reading activities for a minimum of 30 minutes a day during thevacation:  Max Scholar for PreK-Grade 2; Reading Plus for Grades 3-6; Read; visit a library.  The response has been wonderful.  Students who read over 250 minutes will receive a bag of Takis, a favorite snack of many children.  We will have the same reading challenge for the spring break, which is from April 8-16.  School resumes Monday, April 17.
    Many thanks to Ms. Benitez and Ms. Hernandez for their efforts with our Track Team.  Over 25 students competed in the fall events at Tibbetts Brook Park.  The runners practiced on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the winter under the direction of Ms. Benitez.  We also thank the many parents for their support.  The Track Team visited Manhattan College in January where they saw the college track team practice and spoke to some college athletes and coaches.  Also in January, the team went to a track clinic at The Armory, near the George Washington Bridge.   The team is going to another clinic at The Armory on Wednesday, March 15.
    The team will be competing at four meets at Lincoln High School from April 22 to May 13.  Students/families interested in joining the team should contact me or Ms. Benitez.
    On Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, parents will be invited to sit in on a math lesson.  We will send out a memo with further details.
    Please let me know if I can be of assistance.
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  • New Website Coming!

    This summer, Yonkers Public Schools, in partnership with Blackboard Inc. (formerly ConnectEd), the provider of the District's telephone messaging system, is launching new school websites built on the Schoolwires platform. Features will be added throughout the fall months including a customizable parent dashboard, and a mobile communications app that will be freely available for download in the Apple App and Android Play Store. Stay tuned!

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