Siragusa News


Ms. Simms and  the  6th grade, IB Exhibition group would like to encourage all members of our school community to wear your jeans on October 24th.  Join our team, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society on National Denim Day.  The theme  of this initiative is that together we can rise above breast cancer.

Can We Talk Preschool/Youth Lounge

CWT is a community based organization that provides services to our school community.

For further information, please click on the attached file.
Can We Talk Preschool-Youth Lounge Yonkers NY Day Care Center.mht
Wednesday, October 22nd is National Unity Day- Unite Against Bullying!  All faculty, staff and students are
encouraged to wear orange clothing or an orange ribbon for the day in support of ending bullying.  In addition, we celebrate multiculturalism and peace amongst all people.



You are cordially invited to attend our PTA meeting.  The details are as follows:

Date: October 20, 20114

Time:  6:30pm

Location:  Auditorium

Please see the attached agenda


PTA Agenda.pdf

Student Showcase

Halloween/Ragamuffin Parade

Dear Parents/Guardians

On Friday, October 31, 2014 we will once again host an old Yonkers tradition at our school.  The Halloween/Ragamuffin Parade will begin at approximately 1:45pm (weather permitting).  Please note there is NO rain date.  We encourage students to dress as historical figures or characters from books.  It is our intent to have a safe, wholesome, fun event.  A letter will be sent home on Friday, 10 /24/14 to all families  regarding specific details about the parade.  All parents and guardians are cordially invited to come and enjoy the festivities.  If you need further information, please contact the school at 376-8570.

We look forward to seeing you at the parade,

The Faculty and Staff of the Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School


The Grade 6 IB/Exhibition group will be sponsoring a food drive.  We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable foods for the Ronald Mc Donald House of New York.  The items collected will be used for a Thanksgiving dinner.  The food drive has begun and will conclude on November 15th.  You generosity and support would be greatly appreciated in this humanitarian effort.


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,


 On October 6th and 7th grade six students will visit Caramoor to learn about architecture, art, culture, dance and music.   All these elements support and compliment the thematic philosophy of our International Baccalaureate Program.

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
(914) 376-8570
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

Friday, October 31
Citywide Halloween Curfew

Monday, November 3
Board of Education Legal Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
5:30 PM
4th floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Tuesday, November 4
Schools Closed - Election Day

Monday, November 10
Board of Education Facilities Committee Meeting
4:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center

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



Today, 10/25/2014
High: 66 Low: 46
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/26/2014
High: 63 Low: 49
Partly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.