Yonkers Public Schools News

School Five News

Both Mrs. Morello & Ms. Costello's classes will be working with Jacob Burns Film Center with the "Minds in Motion" program.  They will meet with volunteers on Tuesdays for several weeks making the own movie.  Please watch for more information from the Teachers.  This project will end with a "Red Carpet" evening presentation of their movies.

Dr. Pisacreta will be our Liaison for the school year 2014-15.  Any questions should be directed directly to Dr. Pisacreta.  Thank You for your cooperation. 

Has your child/children lost a coat, sweater, lunch box, hat, etc. - Please have them check the LOST & FOUND in the crates outside the Main Office.  PreK items are kept in their own classroom.  We thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, June 15th, the PTA will sponsor a breakfast for our  8th Grade "Moving Up" (Graduates).

Mrs. Fata, Ms. Grotto & Mrs Martinez's 1st grade classes will be going to the "Big Apple Circus" on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Please watch for information from the teachers and remember to ask your child what they saw at the circus.

Mrs. Graham's class will be sailing on the Clearwater from the Yonkers Pier on Thursday, June 4, from Noon to 4 O'clock.  The class will return after school hours and every parent will have to pick up their child here at School 5.  We will also have a in classroom lesson on Friday, May 29th to prepare the students for what they will see and do on this sail.  Please watch for permission slips and further information from the teacher.

Mrs. Pomeranz(K) & Mrs. Graham's (5) Buddie Program will be going to the "Big Apple Circus" on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Please watch for information from the teachers.  Please ask your child about their experience at the Circus and how they like being escorted by their Buddies.

Ms. Costello & Mrs. Morrelo's 4th grader classes will be working with Jacob Burns Center on the project "MINDS IN MOTION".  Please watch for information from the teachers.

On Friday, June 19 our Buddies from Mrs. Pomeranz's Kindergarten & Mrs. Graham's 5th Grade will walk hand-in-hand to Welty Field.  They will play games/activities together.  Please pack a lunch, extra beverages & sunscreen.  Please ask your child how they enjoyed their day in the park.

On Thursday, June 11 our First Graders will walk to Welty Field for the grade level Field Day.  Please pack a bag lunch (and extra beveragees) and sunscreen.  We plan to play games and eat at the field.

Our 2nd & 3rd Grades will walk from School 5 to Welty Field for their annual picnic on Friday, June 12th.  Please pack a lunch, extra beverages and sunscreen.  They will play different games and activities.  Please ask your child if they had fun on this trip.  Please watch for permission slip and further information.

Our 2nd graders will have a Dino Dig here at School 5 on Thursday, June 11 - please watch for information from the teachers.  Please ask your child what they saw and learned at the "dig".

Save the Date - 8th Grade Moving Day is scheduled for Friday, June 19th at the Grinton I Will Library, 10:00 a.m.  Please watch for further information. 

Save the Date - Ms. Caiola's 6th Grade class will have their Moving Up Ceremony on Thursday, June 18 at School 5.

School 5 PTA web site is ps5pta.my-pta.org.  Please check the site for information of upcoming meetings or events.  Also, you may contact us on eMail site - YPS5PTA@yahoo.com

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 21 - Sun, May 31
1st Graders going to BIG Apple Circus
1F, 1G & 1M are going to the Circus.  Watch for permission slips & information.
Tuesday, June 2
Common Core Regents Exams
This is a regular day of instruction
Thursday, June 4
All City Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM
Friday, June 5
Mrs. Graham's class sailing on the Clearwater
Friday, June 5 sailing on the Clearwater, please watch for permission slip & information
Tuesday, June 9
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center


Today, 5/30/2015
High: 80 Low: 64
Partly sunny
22% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/31/2015
High: 76 Low: 57
Chance rain showers
52% chance of precipitation.

Have you moved?  Have you changed your telephone number?  Both of these are important contact information that the office should have.  If you have moved, the office must have 3 proofs of your new address to change your address so that you receive mail from the school.  If your telephone has changed - it must be changed in the computer system so that you receive all calls from our ConnectEd system.  We thank you for your cooperation.

If you receive a phone call with the message - "your child was absent from school today" - it means that he/she was marked absent.  Please call the school office the next day and let us know that your child was not absent but in school.  If your child was late, the computer may have already scheduled the call home.  Always send an "Absent Note" with your child the day he/she returns to school.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 we will have representatives from Master Card, along with Junior Achievement, in our school for a full day of "life" lessons.  As you know, we have been fortuniate to have this program for many years.  The students love the lessons they have from year to year.  Please ask your child what project they made and learned from it.

Our 6, 7 & 8th Grades are planning the year-end trip.  Destination - Boston, Mass.  Letters have gone home requesting a deposit to help plan this trip.  There will be fund raisers to help offset the cost - so please watch for flyers with further information.  At this time the trip is planned for Wednesday, May 27. 

Please inform our School Nurse of any medication that your child/children may be taking.  If your child needs medication during the school day, we must have a signed form from your doctor detailing information.  Also, if your child has been sick, they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.  We thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, June 16 -- Living Environment - taken at Saunders H.S.
Wednesday, June 17 -- Algebra - taken at Saunders H.S.
Please watch for information re: time of arrival and pick up at Saunders H.S.