Photograph of William B. Ward Elementary School



Tuesday, February 3
Board of Education
Regular Meeting 7:00pm
Davis School

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Thursday, February 5
PTA Camp Expo 6-8 pm
Mon, Feb 16 - Tue, Feb 17
Mid-Winter Recess
Schools & Offices Closed
Monday, February 16
National Holiday
Presidents Day - Schools & Offices Closed
Monday, February 23
Schools Reopen
Tuesday, February 24
Board of Education
Barnard School

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Thursday, February 26
Universal Pre-K Lottery
City Hall


Today, 1/28/2015
High: 30 Low: 13
Blowing snow
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/29/2015
High: 29 Low: 28
Chance flurries
60% chance of precipitation.

Dear Ward Families,

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, a restful break, and had a chance to spend time with family and friends.  I would like to congratulate the entire Ward School community on the success of our first ever school wide Read-A-Thon.  Our students read over one million minutes and we raised a tremendous amount of money for our wonderful school.  It was a true team effort.  I would like to give a big thank you to our PTA and our Read-A-Thon committee for all of their hard work. 
Before leaving for the December break, Ward school was busy with many events and happenings.  The book fair, staff appreciation breakfast and holiday boutique were all huge successes.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped to organize and run both events. 
Ward School students in the band and orchestra dazzled and amazed their audiences at the winter concert this past December!  Great job students! A special thanks to our teachers, Mrs. Egolf and Mrs. DErasmo, who worked so hard with the children.
Looking ahead in January, we will be having a special presentation at our PTA meeting.  On January 8th, the PTA meeting will be held at 7:00 pm and will feature a presentation on the selection process for Kaleidoscope.  I hope to see you all there. 
Again, I would like to wish all the Ward families a very happy new year and I look forward to Ward Schools continued rise to be the very best!
Franco J. Miele, Principal

William B. Ward Elementary School is located in New Rochelle, New York. A strong academic program not only stresses mastery of basic skills - reading, writing, and mathematics - but includes a comprehensive social studies program and an in-depth inquiry based science program. 

Ward School is a warm, positive, energetic and enthusiastic place where all children can reach their full potential as students academically, socially, and emotionally.  Diversity is one of our strengths.  Building upon this, Ward School strives to "produce responsible, self-sufficient citizens who possess the self-esteem, initiative, skills, and wisdom to continue individual growth, pursue knowledge, develop aesthetic sensibilities, and value cultural diversity by providing intellectually challenging educational programs".

Regular Schedule -- Wednesday, January 28, 2015

All CSDNR Schools will be operating on a regular schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Dr. Brian Osborne's Latest on The Huffington Post - Preparing Students for College Begins Earlier Than Most Parents Expect

High school seniors who applied Early Decision or Early Action to their first choice colleges in November are now hearing whether they've been admitted.  In the New Rochelle schools, we have been fortunate to learn our students have been accepted so far to Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, The College of William and Mary, and Yale University.

Yet the college admissions journey for our students didn't start this year, or even in high school.  In New Rochelle, we offer opportunities for children to visit colleges while they're still in elementary school.  Children from Columbus School recently visited Iona College.   

A counselor gave kids and their parents a tour of the campus, answered questions, and discussed the courses to take in high school to best prepare for higher learning. 

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Black History Month - February 2015 - Call for Artist Submissions

, the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators, an affiliate of NABSE, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, is proud to present its annual Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit. This year we commemorate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou by celebrating themes of Freedom and Empowerment through her poetry and spoken word. This theme allows students of all ages to make meaning through the arts. Participants can learn about Slavery, Segregation, the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement through the life and work of Dr. Maya Angelou.


Click here to find out how your class can participate and more about resources, requirements and deadlines


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2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.

School Community Health Advisory Influenza Vaccine Fall 2014/Winter 2015

The district wishes to ensure that the importance of getting the Influenza vaccine does not get lost in all of the media and public discussion of Enterovirus D68 and even Ebola. See Frank Bruni’s recent NY Times column,
“Scarier Than Ebola”:  Click Here

Influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that ALL individuals 6 six months of age and older be vaccinated against Influenza.

The Flu virus changes genetically from year to year, so last year's Flu vaccine will not reliably protect you from this year's circulating Flu strains. Everyone needs to be vaccinated annually.

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Paperless Board Meetings

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