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  • Be Our Guest! Free Summer Lunch

    City youngsters 18 and under are welcome for breakfast and lunch, July 3 through August 11, 2017, when a nutritious breakfast and lunch is served at no charge, Monday through Friday.

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  • Roosevelt's Ed DeChent Honored With Leadership in Education Award

    The most significant impact on Roosevelt’s success story is the leadership of Principal DeChent. His soft spoken demeanor demands respect and in turn empowers students to learn by example and mirror his behavior.

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  • Mayor Spano Reappoints Dr. Sayegh to BOE

    As a trustee of the Board of Education, Dr. Sayegh joins eight other members to represent the official policy making body of the Yonkers Public School District.  He previously served a full term, including three years as Board President.

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  • Trustees Elect Officers

    At the 136th Annual Meeting of the Yonkers Board of Education, the Trustees re-elected Rev. Steve Lopez and Ms. Judith Ramos Meier to serve as president and vice-president respectively. Both will serve one-year terms in their leadership posts.

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  • Mental Health Awareness: Talking About 13 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why is a fictional TV-MA rated series streaming on Netflix about a teenage girl who dies by suicide. There is growing concern among mental health professionals about the content. The District is providing information resources for students and families.

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  • LaTasha Thomas - Employee of the Month

    Ms. Thomas loves her work as a Museum School 25 school aide. She is an integral member of the entire school community, she goes above and beyond her assigned role, and is an unending source of support for the students, the faculty, and the administration.

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  • Fearless Fathers

    Next in the Fearless Fathers series is special guest Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools who will share his journey as a father, and as an educator, Thursday, April 27, 2017 beginning at 6:30PM at School 22.

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  • Honors for Young Writers & Their Teachers

    The students are participants in the Youth Mentoring Initiative for International Understanding, a collaboration of Lawrence College’s graduate writing program, the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association and Yonkers Public Schools.

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  • Art Show Celebrates Talent of Students in Autism Program

    An exhibit of artwork created by students in the Yonkers Public Schools Autism Program will be on display in the Yonkers Public Library Riverfront Branch during the month of April.

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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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