Siragusa News


          OPEN HOUSE

You are cordially invited to attend the Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School Parent Open House on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  Open House will begin at 6:30pm and conclude at approximately  8:00pm.  All guests will congregate in the Auditorium at 6:30pm for a general presentation.  Your child will be bringing home an invitation and other important information about this event.  If you need further clarification, please contact the school at 376-8570.  We look forward to seeing you at Open House.

2014 Open House Agenda.pdf

EMERGENCY DOCUMENTS

If you have not already done so, please return all the emergency documents requested to the school as soon  as possible.  In the interest of health any safety, it is essential that we have this information on file.  Should any of your pertinent information change during the year, please keep the school up-dated.

Thank you,

Student Showcase


SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Please see the attachment regarding supplies for the 2014-2015 semester. 
2014 supplies.pdf
 
In preparation for next year's achievement in language arts, your child is required to read four books from the Summer Reading List (sent home with students and available on www.yonkerspublicschools.org) by September 2014.  Each of the books on the list is available at libraries or bookstores.  Your child is expected to write a short description of their favorite part of the story for each book chosen.
 
Teachers will be collecting the summer reading assignment in September.  Each book and activity completed will count toward your child's goal of reading 25 books for the next school year.
 
Your cooperation in our effort to further your child's success is always appreciated

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to our exemplary school. We are an authorized International Baccalaureate World School that implements the Primary Years Programme. Our IB curriculum focuses upon broad topics that can be applied internationally. We celebrate our diverse student population and the many cultures that are reflected in our school. Students are encouraged to inquire, investigate, and explore as they learn about the world around them. Character development is a pivotal component of our programme. Community service is advanced throughout the grade levels. Student reflection is promoted through the use of homework and reflection journals. Students are expected to think about their learning and how they learn. We strive to provide an enlightening, engaging, stimulating, and challenging experience for all our students.

Instructional Assignment

Dear Parents/ Guardians: 
The New York State Education Department requires in the area of Language Arts that students read a minimum of 25 books or their equivalent per year across all content areas.  Therefore, we encourage students to READ!
 
Please be sure you have a CURRENT public library card.  If you need an application, inquire in the main office.
 


 

Global News


The goal of the Dignity for All Students Act is to provide ALL New York State public school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting harassment, and bullying on school property and/or at a school function.

Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School
Dignity Act Coordinator is:
Anthony Cioffi
Phone:
(914) 376-8570
Email:
acioffi2@yonkerspublicschools.org

District Showcase

A New Playground for the School 9 Community
More than 200 volunteers joined forces to build a magnificent new School 9 playground.

Fermi's Fabulous Vocabulists Earn A Championship
The fabulous vocabulists at Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts know the precise word to describe themselves. “Champions” will do very nicely, thank you!

Unified Yonkers Student Leadership Council Reports to the Superintendent
Student government representatives who meet monthly during the school year to discuss ideas, issues and actions to enhance their leadership, met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Yazurlo for an end-of-year luncheon.

Yonkers Montessori Academy Hosts Swedish Sister School
As part of the Montessori International Studies Program, Yonkers Montessori Academy recently hosted a visit from its sister school, Montessoriskolan Älvkullen, located in Kungälv, Sweden.

Paideia School 15's First Annual Walk Raises Over $10,000 for American Red Cross
The Paideia 15 school community proved that “Together We Can Make A Difference” when they raised more than $10,000 in the first annual Walk for American Red Cross.

Gorton Agriscience Students Sowing Seeds For Market and Their Future
The spring planting season was officially underway when Gorton’s Agriscience Pathway students filled flats with soil and seeds, and then transplanted them into gardens they will tend this summer.

Yonkers Montessori Academy Students Wrap A Rocket
Yonkers Montessori Academy students are participating in the “Dream Rocket” project, an ambitious initiative of the International Fiber Collective, that links the humanities to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.


Board of Education Appoints Dr. Michael Yazurlo Superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools
The Trustees approved a two-year contract for Dr. Michael Yazurlo to serve as Superintendent of Schools, effective May 22, 2014. Dr. Yazurlo has been serving as the District's Interim Superintendent of Schools since February 19, 2014.

Teresa Tralli Named Teacher of the Year
Teresa Tralli, third grade teacher at School 22, has been named the 2014 Yonkers Public Schools Teacher of the Year and will be inducted into the Teacher Hall of Fame. 

Principal Elda Perez-Mejia Named 2014 Administrator of the Year
Elda Perez-Mejia, Principal of Eugenio María de Hostos MicroSociety School, has been named the Yonkers Public Schools Administrator of the Year, earning the Leadership in Education award sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yonkers - East Yonkers in association with the Yonkers Board of Education.

Gorton's Academy of Medical Professions First Hand Training at St. Joseph's Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Medical Center provided tenth grade students from Gorton High School’s Academy of Medical Professions with first-hand training in the field of Infection Control.

Class of 2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
These remarkable young people and their parents were honored at the annual Valedictorian-Salutatorian Breakfast. 


Three Yonkers Public High Schools Named Among the Nation's Best
Yonkers Middle/High is a repeat Gold medalist, Saunders Trades and Technical High School is a repeat Silver medalist and Palisade Preparatory School earned its first medal, a Silver. 

Welcome To Seussville
Board President Sayegh, Trustee Perez, and Interim Superintendent Yarzulo were among the young at heart readers who delighted in sharing their love of reading during the annual Read Across America celebration.

Siragusa Students Put Philanthropy to Work for Others
When the Ronald McDonald House van pulled up to the Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, students were waiting to spring into action. More

Sharon Baker-Bosque's grandfather was very special to this School 17 teacher. So much so that his service to the country during World War II inspired a lesson for her students that was at once deeply personal and richly rewarding. More

To nurture a healthy learning environment where mutual respect is the cornerstone, School 22 held a Pro-Peace Assembly More
Our Mission Statement:
 
The Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School is dedicated to facilitating our journey toward becoming knowledgeable, inquiring, committed learners. Our supportive environment encourages responsible risk-taking and reflection. Through collaboration among our school, local, national and global communities, we will be inspired to become active, principled, open-minded, and caring citizens of the world.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 17
Board of Education Stated Meeting
Saunders High School Auditorium
7:00PM Communications From the Community
7:30PM Stated Meeting
Thursday, September 25
Religious Holiday - Schools & Central Office Closed
Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 26
Religious Holiday - Schools & Central Office Closed
Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, October 14
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Wednesday, October 22
Board of Education Stated Meeting
Saunders High School Auditorium
7:00PM Communications From the Community
7:30PM Stated Meeting

Our Learner Profile and Attitudes attributes
help us to become international students!
 


                                                  

Weather

Today, 9/15/2014
High: 72 Low: 59
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/16/2014
High: 72 Low: 54
Slight chance rain showers
22% chance of precipitation.