Phone: (914) 376-8340


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education and Psychology from Iona College MS in Computer Education w/specialization in Elementary Education from Iona College

Ms. Rita Nolan




Sept 22, 2020 

Just a reminder that tonight is VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE!

Here is the information for 6:00pm with the principals:

Parent Meeting information:
Topic: Open School Nigh Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Time: Sep 22, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 895 0435 8698
Passcode: PARENT

***At 6:30pm, you will join my meeting by logging into TEAMS under your child's account. They can show you how to find the meeting - go to calendar and click Join at the 6:30 meeting. There will be a revolving presentation every 20 mins or so. 


Hello! My name is Ms. Rita Nolan and I am a Pre-K teacher here at School 16. I have been teaching for 33 years. I have taught in both the Mt. Vernon and Yonkers school districts; having 31 years in Yonkers. The grades that I have taught are Pre-K, K, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th, and I have been in several of the schools within the district. I have three grown children; one girl and two boys. My daughter is a registered nurse and my two boys are currently attending universities; one as a graduate student and one as an undergraduate student. While they are all away my wonderful and loving dog, Ruby, is always by my side keeping me company. I am so happy to have the opportunity to spend the year with you and your child. We will be learning many new things to prepare your child for Kindergarten. We will have a lot of fun learning by creating, exploring, building, discovering, singing, and playing. It is my expectation that your child will grow socially, emotionally, physically, and most importantly, academically. It is imperative that we work together as a team to make this happen.

In Pre-K we will be using Seesaw as our learning platform and Teams for our live presentations. These can both be accessed through CLEVER. If you have any questions, concerns, or need help with assigned work please email me at or on Class Dojo. I am looking forword to a fun and exciting year both, virtually and in person.

*Please log in and use Clever every day. There are so many useful learning apps for your child to learn and grow with.*

Parents/Guardians- Your child's Log in information for Clever, SeeSaw, and Microsoft Teams are ALL THE SAME-- THESE CAN BE DIRECTLY ACCESSED FROM THEIR CLEVER PAGE.

Directions on how to Log into Clever-- Child's USERNAME- is their 6 digit SCHOOL ID# followed by  PASSWORD- is their 8 digit birthday (for example the birthday 9/8/2016 is typed 09082016). Please reach out to me if you need your child's Student ID#. 

Click Here to Access Clever!

Watch this video to learn about SeeSaw!

Video Tutorial for joining Microsoft Teams!


Remote Learning Schedule

**As our Remote Learning progresses, our schedule will change to meet the needs of the students!**

8:35 - 8:50       Log into Teams, Class Welcome and Review of the Daily Schedule (LIVE Lesson)

8:50 - 9:20       Morning Meeting/Calendar Activities/Songs (LIVE Lesson)

9:20 - 9:30       Bathroom Break/Stretch 

9:30 - 10:00     Literacy Block- ELA lessons (LIVE Lesson)

10: 00 - 10:30   Independent Work/Small Group Instruction

10:30 - 11:00    Continuation of Literacy/ELA lessons/(LIVE Lesson)

11:00 - 11:10    Break

11:10 - 11:25    Morning Check-In for Understanding/Read Aloud (LIVE Lesson)

11:30 - 12:30    LUNCH/RECESS

12:35 - 12:45    Wellness Check In/ Social Emotional Learning (LIVE Lesson)

12:45 - 1:15      Math Lesson (LIVE Lesson)

1:15 - 1:45        Independent Math Work/ Small Group Instruction

1:45 - 2:15        Science/ Social Studies (LIVE Lesson)

2:15 - 2:30        Bathroom break/ Stretch 

2:30 - 3:00        Specials: Gym, Library, Art, Music (You will receive one special a day at different times. Check "Special Schedule" below. (LIVE lesson)

3:00 - 3:15        Closing Meeting/ Check- In for Understanding (LIVE lesson)


Special Schedule (Please make sure your child is logged into Teams for a Live meeting with thier special teachers using this schedule.)

Monday           9:45 - 10:15      Library

Tuesday        10:20 - 10:50     Gym    *Sneakers will be needed*

Wednesday     8:35 - 10:15     Library

Thursday        1:45 -   2:15      Music/Library

Friday             9:45 - 10:15      Art/Special