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

August 2014


Dear Parents/Guardians of Thomas Cornell Academy Students,


WELCOME BACK!!!  We hope you and your family are having a terrific summer!  We are busy preparing for the opening of school on Thursday, September 4th.  WE WILL MEET IN THE GYMNASIUM AT 8:35 FOR OUR FIRST DAY ONLY AND MARCH OVER TO SCHOOL. It will be a full day of school beginning at 8:35 with a 3:15 dismissal.   Students may be dropped off after 8:15.  We do not have supervision before 8:15.  The breakfast program also begins at 8:15.  Students are picked up by their teachers at 8:35.  Students who arrive after 8:40 will receive a late pass in the lobby.  I am pleading with all parents to assist their child(ren) to be on time for school. Lateness has a negative impact on teaching and learning. I know by working together we can improve in this area and increase the amount of instruction in all of our classrooms. Please let me know if I can be of assistance in helping your child(ren) to arrive at school by 8:30.


Student dismissal is:

 2:55 for PreK PM in the classroom

 3:00 for K in the main lobby and Grade 1 cafeteria

 3:05 for Grade 2 cafeteria

 3:10 for Grade 3 cafeteria door, Grade 4 main door exit, Grade 5 side door

 3:12 for 6th grade side door   (WE MAY NEED TO ADJUST SOME TIMES/LOCATIONS)


Please be aware of the students, staff, and local parking and driving laws when dropping off and picking up your child(ren). Please do not leave your car idling or parked in the circle.  The circle area is for buses.  We normally have plenty of room in the parking area, especially in the back to the left by the gymnasium.  We need and thank you for your continued patience and cooperation to ensure the safety of everyone, especially during the first week of school.


Other items:

·          There will be a Welcome Meeting for Parents/Guardians at 9:15 on Thursday, September 4th in our cafeteria.  We hope you can join us.

·          Students are expected to submit their reading logs by Friday, September 12th.  All students who submit a summer reading log will receive two free books courtesy of Family to Family.

·          Our school uniform is a white blouse/shirt and navy blue skirt/pants.  Students are required to wear the uniform Monday through Thursday---except if they have Physical Education.  Each Friday will be a No Uniform Day for all students.  Please adhere to the District Uniform Policy.  If a parent wants to opt out of the school uniform policy, a letter must be signed as per the Code of Conduct District Policy.


We look forward to seeing you and your child(ren) on September 4th.   Enjoy your remaining days of summer.  Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to read 45 minutes daily.            



                 Dr. Beglane

Agosto 2015



Estimados padres/encargados de estudiantes de Thomas Cornell Academy:


Deseamos que usted y su familia estén disfrutando de un estupendo verano.  Nosotros estamos ocupados preparando el regreso a la escuela el jueves 4 de septiembre y nos reuniremos en el gimnasio a las 8:35 solo por el primer día y marcharemos juntos hacia la escuela. Tendremos un día completo comenzando a las 8:35 y el despacho a las 3:15pm.  Los estudiantes pueden ser dejados en la escuela después de las 8:15am ya que no tenemos supervisión antes de esa hora. El programa de desayuno también comienza a las 8:15.  Los niños que lleguen después de las 8:40 recibirán un pase de tardanza en la entrada de la escuela.  Les ruego a los padres que ayuden a sus niños a que lleguen a tiempo a la escuela ya que las tardanzas tienen un impacto negativo en la enseñanza y aprendizaje.  Sé que si trabajamos juntos podremos mejorar en esta área y aumentar el tiempo de instrucción en nuestros salones.  Favor de avisarme si necesitan asistencia en ayudarles a sus niños que lleguen a la escuela a las 8:35am.


El despacho será:

  • 2:55 para PreK PM en el aula
  • 3:00 para Kínder en la entrada principal y 1er grado en la cafetería
  • 3:05 para 2do grado en la cafetería
  • 3:10 para 3er grado de la puerta de la cafetería, 4to grado de la puerta principal y 5to grado de la puerta de al lado (Quizás haya que ajustar algunos horarios/ubicaciones)


Favor de ser conscientes de los niños, empleados y el parqueo local y las leyes de manejo cuando dejen a sus niños.  Favor de no dejar su carro en la rotonda o dejarlo prendido.  La rotunda es para las guaguas escolares.  Normalmente tenemos espacio en la parte de atrás y la parte izquierda del gimnasio para parqueo.  Necesitamos y le agradecemos su paciencia continua y su cooperación para asegurar la seguridad de todos especialmente durante la primera semana de clases.


Otros Asuntos:

·        Tendremos una conferencia de apertura el mismo día a las 9:15am en la cafetería. Esperamos verlos.

·        Los niños deben entregar su registro de lectura el viernes, 12 de septiembre.  Todos los niños que entreguen su registro recibirán dos libros gratis cortesía de Family to Family.

  • El uniforme de la escuela es blusa/camisa blanca y faldas/pantalones azul marino. Cada viernes será día de no uniformes para todos los estudiantes.  Por favor adhiérase a las normas de uniformes del Distrito.  Si un padre quiere optar por que su hijo no siga las normas de uniformes del Distrito, debe mandar una carta firmada según lo requieren las normas del Código de Conducta del Distrito.


Anhelamos verlo a usted y a su niño(a) el 4 de septiembre. Disfruten el resto del verano y continúen apoyando que su niño siga leyendo 45 minutos diarios.





Edward T. Beglane, Ed.D.



Hi Families!


We have had an exciting finish to our school year.  Some of the highlights have been:

·         Over 400 students, parents, and staff attended our Field Day at Tibbetts Brook Park.  We thank Ms. Conrad for her efforts in coordinating the fun activities, our PTA for paying for the permits for the picnic areas, and Mr. Greg Burke, president of Lane Furniture,  for providing the funding for the eight buses.  It was a terrific day!

·         All students in Grades 2-5 visited the Science Barge and The Daylighting courtesy of Family Service Society and Grant

·         Over 75 students, parents, and staff attended our after school walk to the Beczak Center.  Ms. Vicki Garufi of the Beczak Center provided us with a wonderful explanation and tour of the facilities. 

·         On Thursday, June 12th, Dannon, Inc. provided 10 volunteers from their company to assist with our Fun and Fit Day at school.  The YWCA, Equalize Fitness located at Executive Park in Yonkers and Shop Rite also had exhibits at the Fun and Fit Day.

·         Thanks to Mr. Deveaux, our 4th and 5th Grade students  had an ongoing educational experience with Friends of Van Cortland Park.  Students and teachers went to VC Park twice for hands on learning experiences and the park sent three educators. to teach two separate lessons to our older students.  It was a great opportunity thanks to Mr. Deveaux.

·         We hope you were able to attend the Parent Workshop Ms. Bangari provided families with summer opportunities for the family!

·         Students in PreK-Grade 1 will have an opportunity to visit St. Joseph’s Pediatric Dentistry the week of June 16th .

·         Students in K-Grade 5 had an opportunity to observe a lesson on Disability Awareness sponsored by Westchester County Government.

·         Over 40 parents attended a math module lesson to learn about the new terminology and see a math lesson in action.


Please continue to encourage your child to read 30 minutes daily.  Please visit the Riverfront or Wil Library for exciting programs and to borrow great books.


The last day of school is Thursday, June 26th.  Both June 25 and 26 are 12:00 dismissals.


Dr. Beglane

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 26
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
Friday, December 5
Board of Education Policy Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Tuesday, December 9
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
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