Cornell Academy Pledge

I am a successful and responsible student.

I put good effort into my class work and homework.

I smile at least once a day.

And I will persevere at home and in school.

I know for me to succeed it is up to me!

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Daily Announcements

Dear Parents/Guardians,

January has been an exciting month at Thomas Cornell Academy!

Here is the happy recap:
  • Mayor Spano, Superintendent Yazurlo, Councilman Johnson, Assistant Superintendent Montero, and YFT President Pat Paleo all were part of a ceremony at our school to proclaim (Tier 2 Word) Thomas Cornell Academy as school of the month on January 7th.  Teachers Ms. Brunson and Mrs. Nadile represented our wonderful teachers, Ms. Benitez and Ms. Mdnat symbolized all of our CSEA staff, and Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Garcia represented our PTA Executive Board and all of our terrific parents at the special event.  Our Student Council and all students who submitted a reading log were part of our ceremony where they recited our Cornell Pledge and highlighted our favorite word of 'persevere'.  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY!!!
  • 91 student submitted holiday reading logs.  We thank you parents and students for their efforts.  Each of the students who were diligent in their reading of over 300 minutes will receive a special Reading Certificate!  We hope to break have close to 150 students engage in our February Break Reading Challenge.  (The winter break is from February 14-22 with school reopening on February 23).
  • As we mentioned at our Open House back in September, at our Multicultural Event and in our last two newsletters, our school has been designated a FOCUS School because we need to improve our test scores.  As part of the FOCUS School designation, our school is being evaluated by a team of evaluators from the Department of Education in Albany.  They will assess our school, see where our strengths and areas of needed improvement and make suggestions to assist us in becoming a stronger school.  A team of parents will be interviewed during the three days of evaluation from January 27-29 as part of the process.  Any questions, please let me know!

Please continue to encourage your children to read 30-45 minutes nightly!


                                                                                                            Dr. Beglane

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 10
Board of Education Facilities Committee Meeting
4:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Thursday, March 12
Board of Education Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center

Monday, March 16
Board of Education Policy Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Wednesday, March 18
Board of Education Stated Meeting
Saunders High School Auditorium
7:00PM Communications From the Community
7:30PM Stated Meeting