Happy May! We are in the final stretch for the academic year. It is so great to see more students back in school. We have approximately 190 of the 340 students on register who are back in school. Our staff has worked diligently each day with daily temperature checks, Covid screening forms, keeping the cafeterias (we are using a cafeteria in the gym as well), multiple cleanings of door handles, cleaning of classrooms and cafeterias to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We also want to thank all of our parents and guardians for filling out the daily Covid questionnaires. THANK YOU!
· The week of May 3rd is Teacher and Staff Appreciation week. Our teachers and CSEA staff and our Nurse have all worked extremely hard under challenging circumstances all year. We appreciate all of their hard work!!!
· As I walk around the cafeteria, I notice that many student lunches have multiple snacks or ‘sleeves’ of crackers or cookies. We encourage all of our students to eat snacks in moderation. Our Food Service Department works hard to prepare student-friendly food such as chicken nuggets, pizza, cheeseburgers, and tacos. I had a grilled cheese sandwich today that was very tasty! Please be mindful of not including too many snack’s in your child’s lunch.
· We received over 1,000 books from the office of Westchester County Legislator Kitley Covill and residents from Pound Ridge and Bedford. Legislator Covill and Yonkers County Legislator Christopher Johnson were at our school heling with the book distribution. They also donated great Cornell Academy string bags. Each of our students will receive a bag and two brand new books. The over 100 participants in the Spring Take Ownership of My Learning Challenge will also receive a certificate and a bag of takis in addition to the bag of books.
· Our Moving Up Ceremony for 6th Grade will take place on Monday, June 21. In accordance with CDC ad New York State Guidelines, it will take place outside.
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Keep the faith and keep persevering!
Edward T. Beglane, Ed.D.
Thomas Cornell Academy
15 St. Mary’s Street
Yonkers, NY 10701
“We persevere at home and in school.”