March 2014

WHAT ME WORRY? Parents Should Not Stress Out over ELA and Math Exams

March 31, 2014 - 17:00

I have heard from a number of parents who are concerned about the Common Core exams for Math and ELA which begin statewide on, appropriately enough, April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool's Day.

My sense is that there are many parents who do not understand what these tests are about.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate' Rob Astorino's Family Opts Out of Common Core Testing

March 31, 2014 - 16:19

Rob Astorino Education Announcement - March 31, 2014 from Rob Astorino on Vimeo.

"Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of New York children, from third through eighth grade, will arrive at school and be told to serve as Guinea Pigs in one of the most untested education experiments in U.S. history.

New Rochelle's Trinity School Reduces Lunchroom Garbage to 1/4 bag, Aramark Custodial Supervisor Maintains "Not Our Job"

March 30, 2014 - 16:34

New Rochelle's Trinity Elementary school is the first school in the District to sort out all compostable and recyclable items from the lunchroom. The results were simply amazing. Dr Korostoff, New Rochelle's Superintendent is personally overlooking and supporting its implementation.

McDonald's Offering Free Coffee for Two Weeks Starting Monday

March 28, 2014 - 19:55

OAK BROOK, IL -- From March 31 through April 13, in their first-ever free coffee event, all McDonald’s nationwide are offering a free small cup of McDonald’s Premium Roast McCafé coffee with no purchase necessary. If everyone from Westchester Country were to claim their free McDonald’s coffee that would be approximately 968,802 cups according to US Census data.

United Water New Rochelle to Begin Flushing Water Mains, Fire Hydrants Next Week

March 28, 2014 - 19:38

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- United Water New Rochelle and United Water Westchester will begin the annual fire hydrant and water main flushing program during the week of March 31. It will take about three months to flush more than 3,500 hydrants throughout the company’s service area.
 The work will take place between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
 During the week of March 31, United Water will be flushing in the following communities:
 · Ardsley
 · Dobbs Ferry
 · Rye Brook
 · Port Chester