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SCHOOL CALENDAR

Saturday, November 1
Ward Read-A-Thon
Sunday, November 2
Ward Read-A-Thon
Monday, November 3
Ward Read-A-Thon
Tuesday, November 4
Ward Read-A-Thon
Wednesday, November 5
Ward Read-A-Thon
Thursday, November 6
Ward Read-A-Thon
Friday, November 7
Ward Read-A-Thon
Saturday, November 8
Ward Read-A-Thon
Sunday, November 9
Ward Read-A-Thon
Monday, November 10
Ward Read-A-Thon
Tuesday, November 11
VETERANS DAY-District Offices & School Closed
Ward Read-A-Thon

WEATHER

Today, 11/1/2014
High: 52 Low: 39
Rain likely
74% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/2/2014
High: 51 Low: 36
Breezy
4% chance of precipitation.

Dear Ward Families,

The City School District will be having an Early Dismissal Drill.

The law requires the School District to hold an Early Dismissal Drill each year. The drill is part of the State Emergency Preparedness Program.

The Early Dismissal Drill for elementary schools will be held:
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Bus companies, the Police Department and crossing guards will be notified.

Since we will be dismissing 15 minutes earlier, please plan to expect your children home that much earlier on that day. 

PLEASE NOTE AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY AFTER COMPLETION OF THE DRILL.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
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".


Huffington Post Partnership

Today, to mark this last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Osborne begins a relationship with the Huffington Post. In his inaugural piece for the Education section, Dr. Osborne writes about a critical topic that's impacted our community and addresses the longstanding and meaningful relationship the CSDNR has nurtured with My Sisters' Place, a leading domestic violence awareness organization. You can find his piece below. It debuts on the front page of the Education section.

In the coming months, Dr. Osborne will address subjects in education that cut across local, state, and national lines, and he will bring sharp focus to the incredible breadth of talent and leadership in our entire District.

PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL 2013-2014 APPR SCORES AND RATINGS 

Please click here for information from Dr. Korostoff, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum & Instruction.

Click here for Request Form, para Español oprima aquí.


PROCEDIMIENTO PARA SOLICITAR CALIFICATIONES Y NOTAS DE MAESTROS Y DIRECTORES, SEGUN EL APPR DEL 2013-2014

Para Español oprima aquí.


 


Spend an Evening Under the Stars

Mr. Zeller, his crew and Irving the planetarium projector will explain why Earth has seasons.  We will point out the planets visible in the evening and those visible in the morning.  Oasis in Space will be presented using our Spitz Scidome. Oasis in Space "transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water-a key ingredient for life on Earth" Spitz, Inc.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Place: New Rochelle High School Planetarium

Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45


Shows begin promptly and no one is admitted once the door closes
For further information: bzeller@nred.org or mheywood@nred.org Admission is Free

The CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

Forgot your password, need an account, please email: 

nrhomeaccess@nred.org



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.


PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Please click here for more information

New York State's $2 Billion Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum Includes $3.5 Million for New Rochelle Schools

Vote on Bond (Proposal #3) is November 4, 2014

In January 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act that will build out schools and classrooms for the 21st Century to ensure that students graduate with the skills they need to thrive in the economy of today and tomorrow.

 
Specifically, if this proposal is passed, it would provide funding to allow school districts to: 1) purchase technology equipment such as interactive whiteboards and computers; 2) install high-speed wireless internet connectivity in schools and communities; 3) construct and modernize educational facilities; and 4) install high-tech security features in school buildings and on school campuses.


Should the Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum, Proposal #3, pass on November 4, 2014, The City School District of New Rochelle will receive over $3.5 million in funding for these projects.


For more information, go to:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/smart-schools-ny


Please remember to vote November 4, 2014.



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here for more information


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