Dignity Act Liaison

Ms. Kim Davis
Principal of Paideia 24

From the Principal, Ms. Davis

Hello Parents and Students of Paideia 24. To prepare our students to be the leaders of tomorrow it is important to make reading a priority. Please be sure your child takes some time to read at home each day.

Look what's happening at Paideia 24.....

  • The Paideia Student Council
    • meetings are held biweekly run by the Student Council President and Vice-President.
    • student representatives attend the meetings to discuss and plan actvities for the student body.
    • the Paideia Student Council also does community outreach.
  • The Paideia 24 Safety Patrol 
    • students are on duty each day monitoring the hallways to ensure children are walking, not running to their destinations.

Daily Announcements

Our Mission
The mission of Paideia School #24 is to prepare each student, in partnership with their families,  to become aware, self-sufficient, and responsible participants in society, who will pursue life-long learning.  We commit, as a staff, to provide student-centered instruction in a safe environment.  We pledge to creating a culture of kindness and reflective practice, both for our own growth and as models of life-long learnings for our students.

Author-of-the-Month at Paideia 24 
 Read two/three books by authors from your grade level.
 Complete the "Author-of-the-Month" form. See the Principal for a reward.

November 2015:
Pre-K and Kindergarten - Kevin Henkes and Syd Hoff
Grades 1 and 2 - David Adler and Dan Greenburg
Grades 3 and 4 - Tony Abbott and Betsy Byars
Grades 5 and 6 - Roland Smith and Gary Soto
Read 25 Books for the 2015-2016 between September - June.

Awards & Achievements
The Awards Ceremony will recognize students who have achieved at the level of Principals Honor, Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance for this report card marking period.

Daily Schedule
School Begins - 8:35 a.m.
School Ends -    3:15 p.m. 
PreK, Pick-up in classrooms;
K- 6th, Pick-up and walkers are in the cafeteria; and
Bus children are in the auditorium.

Paideia School 24 School Uniform:
Girls - Burgundy Plaid Jumper, White Blouse, or Grey Skirt/White Blouse.
Boys - Grey Pants, White Shirt.

From the School Nurse
New York State has changed the grade levels mandated for physical examinations.  The mandated grades include: Pre-K, K, 2, 4, 7, and 10.  Physical examinations continue to be required for any student new to the district.  The change in the mandated physical examination provides an opportunity to follow the student's growth and development over an even distribution of time during their educational experience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse, Diane Rilloraza, at (914) 376-8640.

Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed
Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed
Friday, November 27
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed
Monday, November 30
Board of Education Special Meeting
5:00 PM
The President of the Board of Education has called a Special Meeting for the purpose of appointing an Interim Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will take place in the 4th Floor Board Conference Room, One Larkin Center.
Thursday, December 3
Programs for Academically Talented Students Information Meeting
6:30 PM

The meeting takes place at:

PEARLS Hawthorne School
348 Hawthorne Avenue
Yonkers, New York
(at the intersection of Culver Street at Riverdale and Hawthorne Avenues)

Please note that the application process MUST be completed by the deadline date, Friday, December 19, 2014, in person only at the Yonkers Public Schools Information Center, One Larkin Center.

Remember to bring in your box tops!  Top 3 classes will receive special parties from our schools PTA.  Visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/ to find products where you can find box tops.  Box tops = School Wide Rewards.