Today, 2/6/2016
High: 39 Low: 29
Partly sunny
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/7/2016
High: 40 Low: 34
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.


Look on the left side bar to see our new school slide shows.

Funeral for a Friend - 7th Grade Literary event

Pat Quinn and our 7th and 8th graders!

Pat Quinn visited our school to speak and thank the students
 for raising money to help find a cure for ALS.

Mayor Spano came to visit and swear in our new student government.

Mayor Spano speaks to the Family 32 Middle School students.

                                                                                        Achieving Excellence Together

Family School 32
1 Montclair Place
Yonkers, NY 10710
Tel. (914)376-8595
Fax (914)376-8597 

Dr. Edwin Quezada
Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Miriam Digneo

Michael Jacobs
                                                                                        Assistant Principal


December 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In the spirit of giving “Thanks” we are thankful for all your support and cooperation in helping our school move forward academically and socially. The weather is changing.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.  We have many students coming in wearing just a hoody. Coats and hats should be labeled with your child’s name and class.  Please work with us and make sure your child is wearing school colors.


Some Important Reminders and Information:

*      All Students are expected to complete school projects, assignments, homework and study for tests on a daily basis. 

*      Please review the behavior and student responsibilities during the bus ride to and from school.

*      Parents please note that children are going through the phase of not eating. Please remind them that proper nutrition is essential. 

*      Please make sure to provide all updated information to the school in reference to change of address, phone numbers, etc. to keep student information current.

*      Code of conduct is applicable to all students/staff/parents in our school.

*      Our school colors are blue and yellow. Please make sure students wear their school colors as it promotes school spirit and pride.

*      Please make sure your child/children arrive on time and are also picked up on time.

*      Please make sure any early dismissal or pick up changes are in writing.

*      Our school hours are 8:35a.m. – 3:15p.m.

*      Continue to support your children in doing homework, studying, class assignments and reading each and every night

*      Support our school and PTA.  Look for the Family School 32 Wearable Flyer!

*      Students are engaged in reading and writing using the program Journeys and Envision for


*      Students have access to Brain Pop and I-Ready at home as well as many other


*      If you need to meet with any of your child’s teachers please contact the school office at 914-376-8595

*      As we move forward please remember our School Goals along with our school rules.


¨      School-wide Literacy Instruction

¨      School-wide Data and Instruction                 

¨      Sustain Parental / Community Partnerships

With a Continuation of Previous Goals                            Rules

¨      Explicit Instruction                                           *  Respect Yourself

¨      Professional Development                                *  Respect Others

¨      Parental/Community Engagement                    *  Respect School Environment

¨      Academic Rigor

¨      Vocabulary Enrichment

¨      Evidenced Based Learning

                               December - Dates to Remember

*      11/30 to 12/4 - Spirit Week

*      12/8 – 2nd grade Literary Event 9:15 to 10:15

*      12/9 – 3rd grade & 3/4 Breen – Literary Event 9:15 to 10:15

*      12/10 – 4th grade Literary Event 9:15 to 10:15

*      12/10;12/11-  PTA Holiday Boutique (volunteers needed)

*      12/11 – PreK & K Winter Dance 1:30 to 2:30

*      12/14 Picture Day for PreK – 8th (Caps and Gowns for 8th Grade)

*      12/15 – 5th & 5/6 Howard Literary Event 9:15 to 10:15

*      12/16 – 6th & 6/7Acunzo Literary Event 9:15 to 10:15

*      12/16 - Parent Teacher Conference Day/ Half Day for Students

*      12/18 - Holiday Concert @ 9:30 K through 3rd grade

*      12/24 - Schools closed for Holiday Recess

*      1/4/16 - Schools re-open          



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 914-376-8595.  Thank you for your continued support.


Dr. Miriam Digneo

College is in Our Future!- Ms. Peterson's class

College is in Our Future!- Mrs. McLaughlin's class

College is in Our Future!- Mrs. Smith's class

Princes & Princesses for the Week
who demonstrated leadership, character, empathy and family values.

Family School 32 - Safety Patrol

Congratulations for our English as a New Language Graduates:
Yasmin Alesayi, Leslie Herrera and Sayad Alsaidi
for passing the NYSESLAT assessment!


Dear Family School Families,

          Welcome back to what we anticipate will be another successful school year.  We haope you had a restful summer vacation.  As the beginning of the new school year is underway, we would like to invite all family members to join our PTA. PTA is a great way to get to kow the Family School community as well as get a first look at upcoming events.  We have a lot of programs and activities planned for this school year that we know the kids will really enjoy.  We are always looking for volunteers to help out.  Your involvement may be as much or as little as you wish.

          Attached Please find out membership form.  The fee is $10 per person, $15 for family of 2 parents/guardians  The money will go toward the programs and events for our school. Please complete the form and return it with payment to your child's teacher.  After it is processed you will receive a PTA Membership Card.  We look forward to working with you in providing our children a stimulating and memorable learning experience.  You can also sign up at Open House on Monday, September 28.

PTA Executive Board

Arlene Burlingham - President -   (914)403-8507

Amy Vaccaro- 2nd  Vice President -

Helen Friscia- Treasurer-

Danielle Kilkenny -Secretary/ Membership

Ani DeDona- Fundraising

email address-
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK at Family School 32 PTA!!!!!!

Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, others make it happen!
 - Michael Jordan

Upcoming Events:

District Calendar link

What's for breakfast?              What's for lunch?

Parents need forms?  Click below

Use Brain Pop- click the image below

Ask your child's teacher for the school code to use at home!
Ask for the code for Safari Montage as well!


Mission Statement

Family School 32
Mission Statement

Our Family School 32 mission is to

have all students become lifelong learners, 
realizing their academic, social, physical

and emotional potential.  


Daily Buzzword

Mon, Feb 1 - Sun, Feb 14
Monday, February 1
ELA Grade 7 Literary Event 9:25 am
Tuesday, February 2
7/8 Grade Visit from Riverside High School
Targeted Instruction
Audit Budget & Finance Committee/Workshop Meetings
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Please use the Wells Avenue Entrance
All welcome!
Wednesday, February 3
Targeted Instruction
Thursday, February 4
Board of Education Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
All Welcome!
Friday, February 5
6th - 8th Grade Trip
Nets - Kings Game
Barclay Center
Two-Hour Delay
Saturday, February 6
School Choice Process