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SCHOOL CALENDAR

Tuesday, June 2
Board of Education
Regular Meeting 7:00pm
NRHS - Library
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Thursday, June 4
Kindergarten Stepping Up
Friday, June 5
Kindergarten Stepping Up
Monday, June 8
Kindergarten Punch
Tuesday, June 16
Board of Education
Special Meeting 7:00pm
City Hall

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Tuesday, June 23
Gr 5 Moving Up @ ALMS 10:00 am
Wed, Jun 24 - Fri, Jun 26
Elementary Half Day
Friday, June 26
Last Day of School - Promotion Day

WEATHER

Today, 5/29/2015
High: 79 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/30/2015
High: 79 Low: 64
Partly sunny
22% chance of precipitation.

Dear Ward School Parents & Guardians:
 
I’m sure as members of the Ward clan you join me in welcoming the spring-like weather that has finally arrived.  It is wonderful to see our children enjoying the outdoors at recess time again.
 
This year along with Spring Fever, we have had the arrival of Pokémon Fever.  I see a great number of our children playing with these trading cards both inside the cafeteria and outside at recess.  Unfortunately, sometimes these cards are lost or misplaced, develop legs and walk away, or are the center of disagreements over whether they were actually traded or not.  My initial thought was to not allow children to bring them to school.  As I continued to reflect on recess, the realization that not all children wish to engage in a physical activity (football, jumping rope, kickball, etc.) became very clear.
 
With this in mind, I have decided the children may continue to bring Pokémon Cards to school.  The cards may only leave a child’s backpack during lunch/recess, but if they are lost or go missing, the school will take no responsibility.  Please talk to your children about their accountability should they bring Pokémon Cards to school.  Additionally, please discuss with your children alternate activities to engage in at recess.
 
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
 
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".


Letter from Board President Merchant

On Tuesday, May 19, the 2015-16 proposed school district budget was solidly approved by the majority of voters of our community. Board of Education President Lianne Merchant thanks voters and shares her thoughts in this letter.

Results of the City School District of New Rochelle Budget and Board Trustee Vote of May 19, 2015
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June 1: Register for Camp Shape This Summer

Join us Monday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m. for another Camp Shape registration night (see links below) at New Rochelle High School's House 4 Cafeteria. The camp runs Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Spend an Evening Under the Stars

Planetarium Show May 28 at 7 PM - Admission Free


Please join us in the New Rochelle High School Planetarium to learn where to start looking for the conjunction of the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, that will occur on June 30.

The featured presentation is Oasis in Space. See the trailer:
http://extranet.spitzinc.com/download/public/creativemedia/wm9/OasisTrailer.wmv

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May28Oasis.pdf

NRHS on stage at Carnegie Hall

On Wednesday, June 3, the outstanding student musicians from NRHS will be performing at Carnegie Hall. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss.


NRHS students featured on FIOS1 at:

http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/new-rochelle-students-to-sing-at-carnegie-hall#.VVXf09NViko


For ticket information visit:

http://www.nredfund.org/article/details/50/nrhs-on-stage-at-carnegie-hall 


PTA Council Launches Website

The City School District of New Rochelle PTA Council announces the launch of its website www.nrptac.org.
The website is a gateway to all individual New Rochelle schools' PTA websites, New York State PTA website, National PTA website and more. It also hosts a Calendar and News section.

NRHS 3rd Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference  featured on WNBC

Watch the segment from Visiones:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Visiones---Latino-Leadership-Conference/302295341

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SEPTA's We Are One Celebration a Rousing Success

Mayor Noam Bramson received the prestigious Bridges award and NRHS junior Michael Apollo, Jr. accepted the first Bridges student award.

 

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Dr. Osborne's Huffington Post article published April 7, 2015:

Student Academic Success Gets Boost from Fitness and Nutrition




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Paperless Board Meetings

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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.


PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

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

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