Friday, February 27
Saturday, February 28
African American History
Month Celebration 
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Monday, March 2
Students will be dismissed at 11:40
Tuesday, March 3
Board of Education
Anticipated Executive Session 6:00pm
Regular Meeting 7:00pm
Columbus School

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Webster Magnet Open House
7:00 PM


Today, 2/27/2015
High: 24 Low: 9
Mostly cloudy
13% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/28/2015
High: 24 Low: 12
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Dear Parents,

The Webster faculty is committed to improving instructional practices that will ultimately lead to improving student achievement.  After analyzing data, it was determined that many of our students experience difficulty interacting with text in a way that will support their abilities to make  inferences.  In addition, many of our students have difficulty  supporting their inferences with text-based evidence. 

After much research, we concluded that a commitment should be made to using the instructional strategy  Accountable Talk in all classrooms.  What is Accountable Talk?   Accountable Talk is classroom talk where students are able to explain how the discussion relates to the     learning objectives.  Accountable Talk includes higher    order thinking questions.  When students are engaged in  Accountable Talk, they use the text to support their thinking, referring back to the text during the discussion.  This instructional strategy requires children to be accountable to the learning community, to the knowledge, and to rigorous thinking.  When students are engaged in Accountable Talk, an observer might hear children saying the following:

·  Where is that in the text?
·  What is your evidence?
·  Would you say more about &
·  That idea connects to &
·  I agree with & because &
·  I disagree with & because ...

When reading both literary and informational text with your children, support them in deepening their understanding of the text by using the talking stems listed above, or the talking stems specific to your childs grade.

Thank you for your ongoing collaboration in our learning community.

Melissa A. Passarelli

You are cordially invited to attend our Black History Month Celebration:
“Hope for the World”

Location: Karen Sesky Propper Auditorium
Date: Friday, February 27th
Time: 2pm

BHM Celebration.pdf
          "IWARI! A Journey from Africa to Hip Hop" - Presented by the Dance Theatre of Harlem On Friday, March 6th the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) will present, "IWARI! A Journey from Africa to Hip Hop", at New Rochelle High School's Whitney M. Young Auditorium, 4-6 pm (please see attached flyer). Admission is free and open to all students in the CSDNR.

DTH is one of the most acclaimed ballet companies in the metropolitan area, and known world wide for its artisti
dance theatre of harlem flyer.pdf
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice.  AR is being used by Webster students in grades 2-4.  As of January 23rd  second, third and fourth grade students have read 2,976 books with a total word count of  18,364,360. Keep reading Webster!

Magnet Attractions highlights instructional programs, school-wide events and magnet programs that have take place throughout the month.  As an arts and humanities magnet school, our students participate in studio arts, foreign language instruction, repertory theater and enrichment activities, such as Star Serve and Peer Mediation.

Click here for the current Magnet Attraction Newsletter. 

Webster is celebrating the 100th day of school. Each first grader put 100 items in a bag and wrote three statements about the item. Classmates had to infer what the item might be.



   Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins                  Ms. Laura Bowman

                                              Webster's Student Poets


Overview of Safety Drills
Overview of Drills.pdf

We Educate the Whole Child

Dr. Osborne's NEW Huffington Post article:  Positive School Environments Created Through Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Spoken Word and Art Exhibition: February 28-March 6
The exhibition and opening event will celebrate Black History Month by commemorating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou, using the themes of freedom and empowerment.

The art exhibition runs February 28 – March 6 in the NRHS Library corridor during school hours, and during the opening event in the Whitney Young Auditorium Rotunda on February 28 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Immediately afterward, the opening event will feature singing, dancing and drama performances in the Whitney Young Auditorium from 6:00-8:00 pm.

2015-2016 School Budget Questions and Answers

Please review the attached document which reflects questions and comments received by the Board of Education to date.  It will continue to be updated throughout the budget process. We encourage you to provide your input by emailing: budgetquestions@nred.org.

Click here to review FAQ's as of February 24, 2015.

NRHS Planetarium -- Spend an Evening Under the Stars

February 26, 2015
NRHS Planetarium
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Show starts at 7:00 p.m.(no late entry)
Click here to find out some fun facts about the moon!!

Family University Save the Date -- April 20, 2015

The City School District of New Rochelle, New Rochelle FOCUS (Families Organized to Curb the Use of Substances), and New York Presbyterian Hospital will host the Sixth Annual Family University on April 20, 2015 at New Rochelle High School from 6:00PM- 9:15PM. See attached flyer.


The CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

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Paperless Board Meetings

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CSDNR Magnet Open House Dates Now Available: for more information, click here.

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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