Siragusa News

April 25th
April 25, 2014..pdf

2013-2014 School Year

Dear Parents/Guardians:

During the period from April 1st to June 2nd, students will be taking  New York State Assessments on select dates. Please review the schedule of dates indicated below.  On these dates, please ensure students are well rested and focused when they take their exams.  The schedule is as follows:

April 1- 3

MATHEMATICS (Grades 3-6) 
April 30-May2

SCIENCE (Grade 4)
May 21 - May 30 Performance Test
June 2nd Written 

To be determined

NYSESLAT (Grades PreK-6)
English Language Learners ONLY

April 9 - May 16 Speaking

May 5-May 16- Reading 

If you have any questions, please contact the school at 376-8570.

Student Showcase


Week of: 4/21/14

All students in grades 2-5 are encouraged to solve as many problems as they can for their class total.  Each week, the class that solves the most problems will win the "Traveling Trophy" for the following week. Good luck to all, and may the competition begin!

Congratulations to:

Team: Ms. Ruge

Player: Toluwani Aloa (4R)



National Volunteer Week 2014

This initiative reflects many of the attributes of an IB student.  By performing acts of kindness, generosity and service we embrace our shared responsibility to one another.  At the Siragusa School, we foster this philosophy every day.
Presidential Proclamation -- National Volunteer Week, 2014 The White House.mht

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

District Showcase

Siragusa Students Hop, Jump and Score for the American Heart Association
Rosemarie Ann Siragusa students put their hearts on the line during the school's annual benefit for the American Heart Association.

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.

Making A Difference Is A Daily Part of Life
Welcoming the holiday season, festivities throughout Yonkers Public Schools combined a celebration of the community's diversity with heartfelt philanthropic efforts. 

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

Adorned in shirts proclaiming “College Is in My Future,” kindergarten students personify one of the District’s main objectives, to make post-secondary study part of every student’s educational journey. undefined

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

Friday, April 25
No School for Students
Teachers are required to score the New York State 
English Language Arts Assessments for grades 3-8. 
District scoring of State Exams is an unfunded State mandate. 
Students will not need to make-up this day.
Tuesday, May 6
Legal Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Thursday, May 15
Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
Conference Room, 4th Floor
One Larkin Center
Monday, May 19
Policy Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
Conference Room, 4th Floor
One Larkin Center
Wednesday, May 21
Board of Education Stated Meeting
7:30 PM
Saunders High School Auditorium

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



Today, 4/23/2014
High: 58 Low: 53
Slight chance rain showers
42% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 61 Low: 35
0% chance of precipitation.