District Announcements

  • Evening Under the Stars

    NRHS Planetarium

    January 25, 2017

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  • Nicolas Cracco named new principal at Henry Barnard

    The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Dr. Nicolas Cracco as the new principal of the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center. The Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Cracco at its meeting last week.

    Dr. Cracco was the assistant principal of the Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School, P.S. 185, in New York. He previously taught mathematics at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy in the Bronx.

    "His experience as an educator and administrator will be a great asset as we continue to provide an excellent early childhood education for students at Henry Barnard," said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.

    Dr. Cracco received a bachelor's degree in psychology from C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, a master's degree in mathematics from the City University of New York, and a doctorate of education in instructional leadership from St. John's University. He also earned an advanced certificate in school building and school district leadership from St. John's University.

    "It is an honor to come lead a prestigious school such as Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center as its next principal," Dr. Cracco said. "I look forward to building on the programs that are in place and can't wait to begin working with the parents, students, teachers and staff."

    He will join Henry Barnard as principal on Jan. 3, 2017.

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  • Board of Education Appoints Supervisor of Physical Education and Health

    Please see attached announcement.

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  • Thanksgiving Message from the Superintendent of Schools - Español Abaja

    This Thanksgiving and every Thanksgiving, we, as members of The City School District of New Rochelle, are thankful for and embrace our rich diversity. Please read this message from our Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Osborne shared at the November 22 Board of Education meeting:

    Since our last meeting on November 1st there was an election for President of the United States.  In the wake of this Presidential election, many voices have been heard throughout the country and here in New Rochelle. Some of those voices have expressed concern about divisions among us; some have expressed hope that we will be able to come together as one country; and some have expressed messages of hate and contempt for others which are deeply troubling.

    At least for the moment, we are seeing an escalated national level of intolerance, incivility and intimidation.  Our students are well aware of current events, and many have articulated to me that there is fear among some that they will not be afforded the protections they deserve, or will be treated as non-participants in the American dream.

    The success of public education in New Rochelle and the meaning of our mission statement is more important than ever.   As the leader of this school district, I am confident that I speak for our faculty, our administrators, our support staff and our community when I say that our schools will and must be a place of welcome and support for all of our students.  All means All.  Our mission statement says that we embrace our rich diversity.  We are intentional in this language.  It is not our mission to tolerate difference or accept those unlike ourselves. We embrace our rich diversity.

    This means that we actively welcome, celebrate, support, and serve all our students and families, and that the differences among us add value for all of us.  All means all - all ethnicities, all religions, all races, all family structures, all sexual identities, all sexual orientations, all learning challenges, all differences in physical abilities, all places of birth, all immigrants, all income levels, all walks of life.  

    In the presidential campaign and the aftermath of the election, the rhetoric of our national political discourse at the highest levels has stereotyped, targeted and blamed many groups by name, provoking fear and doubt.  In response to that rhetoric, let us be clear that embracing our rich diversity means that here in the City School District of New Rochelle, we honor, embrace and celebrate those who are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, or searching; those that are of African descent, who are Latino or Asian or Indian or Native American, or European; those that are biracial or multiracial; those who are undocumented or documented or citizen, born in the US or anywhere else; those who are differently abled or who learn differently; those whose native language is Spanish or Creole or English or any other language; those who are female, transgendered, cisgendered or male; those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, or questioning - and all who are rich and complex intersections.  And we mean this about each one of our children and staff and parents and community members, taking our individual differences not as something to tolerate but as something to celebrate, something that adds value, to be supported and protected.    

    Accordingly, in this time of uncertainty, we reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of each person and the values that reflect the strength of our democracy, and the continuing vitality of our national founding documents:


    ♦    Our schools will remain places of civility and respect, and we will not accept abusive conduct towards any student.

    ♦    Our schools will remain havens of safety for all students where differences in race, ethnicity or religion will be respected and appreciated

    ♦    Our schools will remain havens of safety for students of all gender identities or sexual orientation.

    ♦    Our schools will remain havens of safety for all students of all national origins and without regard to immigration status.


    I’ll end the superintendent's update by quoting from Principal Richardson’s powerful letter to students the day after the election: “I want you to know that you are loved and supported by your family,  all of the adults here at school as well as those in the community. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a diverse, vibrant and inclusive community as New Rochelle.  I ask that you never take this for granted and take full advantage of the opportunities presented by living and learning in a community as diverse as this one.”


    Desde nuestra última reunión el día 1 de noviembre hubo elecciones para Presidente de los Estados Unidos. A raíz de esta elección presidencial, muchas voces se han escuchado en todo el país y aquí en New Rochelle. Algunas de esas voces han expresado su preocupación por las divisiones entre nosotros; algunos han expresado la esperanza de que podamos unirnos como un solo país; y algunos han expresado mensajes de odio y desprecio hacia otros que son profundamente preocupantes.

    Por el momento, estamos viendo un escalado a nivel nacional de intolerancia, incivilidad e intimidación. Nuestros estudiantes están muy conscientes de los acontecimientos actuales, y muchos me han expresado  que hay miedo entre algunos que no se les dará las protecciones que se merecen, o serán tratados como no participantes en el sueño americano.

    El éxito de la educación pública en New Rochelle y el significado de nuestra declaración de misión es más importante que nunca.  Como líder de este distrito escolar, estoy seguro de que hablo por nuestra facultad, nuestros administradores, nuestro personal de apoyo y nuestra comunidad cuando digo que nuestras escuelas serán y deben ser un lugar de bienvenida y apoyo para todos nuestros estudiantes. Todos, significa, Todos. Nuestra declaración de misión dice que abrazamos nuestra rica diversidad. Somos intencionales en este lenguaje. No es nuestra misión simplemente  tolerar la diferencia o aceptar a aquellos que no son como nosotros. Nosotros abrazamos nuestra rica diversidad.

    Esto significa que acogemos activamente, celebramos, apoyamos y servimos a todos nuestros estudiantes y familias, y que las diferencias entre nosotros agregan valor a todos nosotros. Todos significa Todos - todas las etnias, todas las religiones, todas las razas, todas las estructuras familiares, todas las identidades sexuales, todas las orientaciones sexuales, todos los desafíos de aprendizaje, todas las diferencias en las capacidades físicas, todos los lugares de nacimiento, todos los inmigrantes, todos los niveles de ingresos y diferentes facetas de la vida.

    En la campaña presidencial y las secuelas de las elecciones, la retórica de nuestro discurso político nacional a los niveles más altos ha estereotipado, apuntado y culpado a muchos grupos por su nombre, provocando temor y duda. En respuesta a esa retórica, seamos claros que abrazar nuestra rica diversidad significa que aquí, en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de New Rochelle, honramos, abrazamos y celebramos a aquellos que son musulmanes, judíos, cristianos o los que andan en busca de  creencia religiosa; Aquellos que son de ascendencia africana, que son latinos o asiáticos o indios o nativos americanos o europeos; Aquellos que son birraciales o multirraciales; Aquellos que están indocumentados o documentados o ciudadanos, nacidos en los Estados Unidos o en cualquier otro lugar; Aquellos que tienen diferentes habilidades o que aprenden de otra manera; Aquellos cuya lengua materna es el español o criollo o el inglés o cualquier otro idioma; Los que son mujeres, transgénico, cisgendered o varón; Aquellos que son homosexuales, lesbianas, bisexuales, transexuales, o que cuestionan su sexualidad- y todos aquellos ricos en complejas intercesiones. Y queremos decir esto sobre cada uno de nuestros hijos y el personal y los padres y miembros de la comunidad, teniendo nuestras diferencias individuales no como algo que tolerar sino como algo para celebrar, algo que agrega valor, para ser apoyado y protegido.

    En este momento de incertidumbre, reafirmamos nuestro compromiso con la dignidad de cada persona y los valores que reflejan la fuerza de nuestra democracia y la continua vitalidad de nuestros documentos fundacionales nacionales:

    ♦          Nuestras escuelas seguirán siendo lugares de civilidad y respeto, y no ceptaremos conductas abusivas hacia ningún estudiante.

    ♦          Nuestras escuelas seguirán siendo refugios de seguridad para todos los estudiantes             donde las diferencias en raza, etnia o religión serán respetadas y apreciadas

    ♦          Nuestras escuelas permanecerán como refugio de seguridad para los estudiantes    de todas las identidades de género u orientación sexual.

    ♦          Nuestras escuelas seguirán siendo un refugio de seguridad para todos los estudiantes de todos los orígenes nacionales y sin tener en cuenta el estatus migratorio.

    Terminaré la actualización del superintendente citando la carta del director Richardson a los estudiantes el día después de las elecciones: "Quiero que sepas que eres amado y apoyado por tu familia, todos los adultos aquí en la escuela, la comunidad. Somos tan afortunados de ser parte de una comunidad tan diversa, vibrante e inclusiva como New Rochelle. Les pido que nunca tomen esto por sentado y aprovechen al máximo las oportunidades que ofrece vivir y aprender en una comunidad tan diversa como esta.”

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  • Season of Light - NRHS Planetarium

    Annual Holiday Show 

    December 17, 19 & 21

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  • Update on School District Water Testing

    Dear Families,

    Please see attached letter from Dr. Osborne outlining the latest water testing results for district schools.  

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  • Spend an Evening Under the Stars

    Please join us to find out when and where to look for the star Betelgeuse!

    November 30, 2016

    Doors open at 6:45 p.m., show starts at 7:00 p.m.

    For further information: bzeller@nredlearn.org or mheywood@nredlearn.org

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  • Black History Month -- Call for Artists

    Please see attached flier inviting staff, PTA member and student artists to participate.

    Submission Dates:
    Art Work, February 7, 2017
    Performance Proposals, January 15, 2017
    Inquiries and work can be submitted to Shelli Owens; SOwens@nredlearn.org (576-4401)

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  • Strategic Roadmap Presentation

    Presented to Board of Education - October 5, 2016

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  • Health & Safety

    Please click here for Health & Safety information, which includes the Lead in Schools water reports.

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Message from the Principal

Please find attached the 2016 Welcome Letter from NEW Principal Anthony Bambrola (Welcome Letter ENGLISH  |  Welcome Letter - ESPANOL).  We are looking forward to an exciting school year!

School Announcements

  • December 2016 Family Letter

    Please see, attached, Principal Bambrola's December 2016 Family Letter - in English and Spanish.  Happy New Year!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Davis SEPTA Meeting - January

    Please join us, January 11th, for our next Davis SEPTA chapter meeting, where we welcome Iona College Professor and New Rochelle consultant Dorothy Leone, PhD.  Dr. Leone will be discussing how to use visuals, structure and language to create ideal learning environments with a particular focus on supporting our students with social challenges.  See flyer, attached, for RSVP information!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • November Family Letter

    Please see the link below for our November - Davis Family Letter...in backpacks today.  English and Spanish in the document!  : )

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Heritage Dinner - NEW DATE TBA

    Our annual Heritage Dinner, one of Davis' newer and most special events, will be re-scheduled for the spring.  Previously scheduled for Friday, November 18th, the planning committee has decided to postpone the event and enrich it even further!  We look forward to having all Davis families come together for this special evening.  The new date will be announced very soon!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Early Dismissal - Thursday, 11/10

    This Thursday, November 10th, is our annual Early Dismissal drill day.  New York State requires all school districts to hold this annual drill to ensure students and staff know what to do in the event of an emergency.  For this specific drill, the school day ends 15 minutes earlier than our normal dismissal time.

    District has arranged for transportation to arrive at schools 15 minutes early, to facilitate the early dismissal process.  Families who pick up their children should arrive by 3:00.  If your child attends an after school program, they will report to that meeting location at the dismissal time and will be supervised upon exit of the building by their corresponding group leaders and staff.  After the building is cleared, students attending after school programs may re-enter with their group leaders.

     A backpacked notice about the Early Dismissal day went home on Friday, November 4th.

    Call the school if any questions!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Jersey Day!!

    Davis students have reached 12,000 fins! This Thursday, November 10th, we will be celebrating with Jersey Day. Do you have a favorite team? Are you on a team? Wear your favorite team jersey!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • School Picture Day(s)!

    Next week...Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15th, are Davis' school picture days.  

    Grades K-2 + Ms. Zuzulo's class + 5th grade graduation photo on Monday, 11/14.

    Grades 3-5 on Tuesday, 11/15.

    If you have any questions, please call the school!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • School Spirit Day!

    Davis students are invited to wear their Davis gear or school colors - blue and yellow - on Friday, October 7th to celebrate our first School Spirit Day of the 2016-17 year.  As part of our first School Spirit Day of 2016, we will have lively Unity Day assemblies with K-2 and 3rd-5th to celebrate and review our 3 B's - Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe.  This is how we earn "fins" at Davis!  Our School Spirit days will occur EVERY month on the first Friday.  For Davis gear, see the PTA website at davispta.org.  However, blue and yellow colors work just fine, as school spirit is inside of us all.  We look forward to seeing the coordinated efforts this Friday!!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • NEW DATE: K-2 Halloween Parade

    Our annual Halloween Parade will shift to Monday, October 31st.  The event was previously scheduled in our district calendar for Friday,  October 28th.  We will now be marching on Halloween.  Please join us in the front semi-circle on Halloween as our K, 1 and 2 students march in costume!!  1st grade will begin our march at 9:05 a.m., followed by 2nd grade at 9:25, and finally Kindergarten at 9:45.  Parking will be available in the back of the building, on the blacktop.  Listen for our Robocall next week!  We look forward to seeing you out there!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Stomp Out Bullying!

    The national STOMP Out Bullying! campaign is recognized as one of the nation's most influential anti-bullying programs.  Traditionally, the first Monday of October is recognized as a unifying awareness day of the STOMP Out efforts for bullying prevention and recognized by a coordination of BLUE shirts in schools.  Since New Rochelle schools were off Monday, 10/3, the unification day will be Thursday, October 6th!  Wear blue to support the cause and unify towards this important message.  Find more information at stompoutbullying.org.

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School

Calendar of Events

  • City Hall, Carew Room

    Community Engagement Committee

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  • Midterms & NYS Regents Exams

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  • SEPTA Executive Meeting

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  • Midterms & NYS Regents Exams

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  • SEPTA General Meeting

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