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Announcements!


Yonkers Public Schools

Achieving Excellence Together

Family School 32
1 Montclair Place
Yonkers, New York 10710
Tel. 914 376-8595
Fax 914 376-8597
sfierson@yonkerspublicschools.org
Dr. Michael Yazurlo
Superintendent
Susan V. Fierson
Principal
Michael Jacobs
Assistant Principal

Thanksgiving interactive websites for kids:


http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/thanksgiving/games.php

Turkey bowling, and Gobble tic tac toe, a lot of turkey counting games


http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/thanks/thgame.htm
Turkey Puzzles and coloring


http://www.thekidzpage.com/thanksgiving_games/games.htm

More Thanksgiving games


http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/
Watch videos of pilgrims early life.


November Principal's Notes:

THE IMPORTANCE OF HOMEWORK IN YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION

How can we as parents eliminate the nightly tug of war over homework?  
Let's face it-homework is no more exciting today than when we were kids.
 It was tough for us to do our homework and
we did not have nearly as many distractions as our kids have today.  
Don't compete head-on with today's distractions, try a different tactic.
 Parents must get more buy-in on the importance of homework.  
Your job won't be easy, but review this list with your children
to illustrate the importance of homework.


10 Benefits of Homework:

1. Homework teaches students about time management.

2.  Homework teaches students how to set priorities.

3.  Homework helps teachers determine how well the lessons
are being understood by their students.

4.  Homework teaches students how to problem solve.

5.  Homework gives students another opportunity to review the class material.

6.  Homework gives parents a chance to see what is being learned in school.

7.  Homework teaches students that they may have to do things
 -even when they don't want to.

8.  Homework teaches students how to take responsibility for their part
in the educational process.

9.  Homework teaches student how to work independently.

10.  Homework teaches students the importance of planning, 
staying organized and taking action.




Check out our Halloween Photo Album on the tab on the left.

Try Study Island

4th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades now have access to Study Island.
Usernames are your child's id number and they know the password.
If you are having trouble with the program contact the teachers for more information.
access it at:   https://app.studyisland.com/cfw/login
Click on the study image below.





Our Dignity Act Liaison is Michael Jacobs 914 376-8595.

Please refer to the monthly calendar for your P.A.C.T. Time schedule and we are looking forward to having you join us.



Sincerely,



Principal

Susan Fierson




 



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Student, Parents and Teachers - Try Safari Montage!

Safari Montage is  a wonderful resource with lots of educational
video clips, quizzes, blackline masters, audio, visual images.
Schoolhouse Rock Videos, Magic School Bus, Arthur Stories,
Disney shows like "Super Why" , Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland,
History Channel, PBS, Schlessenger, Khan's Academy, Science,
NASA and many more.  Common Core Standards are available
to find video clips that align with them.  There are also many videos in Spanish and other languages.  Some videos also have close captions.

To try it - click above or the side bar with the name "Safari Montage".  Download Safari Montage's Media player . Use Family School 32's
usual student computer log in , in order to get on to the program.  
Once in - click the letter "F" for Family School 32.
 Choose Family School 32.  Then begin searching for the video clips.
 There is a Tutorial button on the left hand side under the video screen.
 Any questions? Email Mrs. Haviland -   mhaviland@ps32.ypschools.org
Have fun!





Mission Statement

    Family School 32

Mission Statement



   
The mission of Family School 32 is to

educate all of our students in an enriched

and rigorous learning environment.  Our

goal is for all students to become lifelong

learners and reach their academic, social

and emotional potential.  In a spirit of

cooperation between parents, students,

teachers, staff and administrators,

excellence and success for all students

will become a reality.




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


Parents- Need any school forms?

Click here.



http://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/forms/forms_home.php


Use Brain Pop at home- click the image below
  BrainPOP
Ask your child's teacher for the school code to use at home!


  We are so sorry the district no longer has First in Math.


Daily Buzzword


Tuesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Bake Sale!
  

Wednesday, November 26
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed

Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed

Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed

Tuesday, December 2
Board of Education Legal Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
5:30 PM
4th floor Board Room
One Larkin Center