Reminder: DACA/Work Permit Renewal Deadline Oct 5, 2017

September 30, 2017 - 18:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On September 5, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that requests for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) consideration would no longer be accepted. However, current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire on or by March 5, 2018 may renew their DACA/work permits for two years. The deadline to apply is October 5, 2017.   

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MBK to Present Free Talk on Implicit Bias

September 30, 2017 - 18:12

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The public is invited to a talk on implicit bias next Thursday, presented by My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle. The free talk, "We Are All Biased," will explore the question: "To what extent does our bias affect others?"

The 90-minute presentation will be delivered by Dr. Bryant Marks, a professor of psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta. It begins at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 5, in the Whitney Young Auditorium of New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Road.

Dr. Bryant Marks

Jefferson Fourth-grader Sets Example Helping Classmate

September 30, 2017 - 18:04

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Just a month into the new school year, Jefferson Elementary School fourth-grader Zahira Sencion is showing how a small bit of help can make a big difference to others.

Sencion has been helping classmate Damien Colon with his organizational skills to keep Colon focused on his school work as an "organization buddy." 

Zahira Sencion and Damien Colon

ALMS Students Tour 9/11 Mobile Exhibit

September 30, 2017 - 17:47

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Albert Leonard Middle School students got an in-depth history lesson on the Sept.11 attacks this week when the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit came to the school.

The 53-foot tractor trailer, with 1,000 square feet of displays, is a project of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

"I feel that even though it was sad, we should still learn about it," said sixth-grader Fredrick Jere after viewing the exhibit.

Ret. New York Fire Department Lt. Jim Reilly introduces students to the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit.

Columbus Rallies to Help Victims of Natural Disasters

September 30, 2017 - 17:41

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Columbus Elementary was a hive of activity on Saturday as students, parents, teachers and community members poured into the school carrying food and supplies for victims of a devastating earthquake in Mexico and storms in the Caribbean.

Principal Michael Galland said the school agreed to serve as a collection site for donations following a request from the Fundación Manos de Esperanza, a New Rochelle charity. When Galland informed the school community about the partnership with Fundación, families began bringing their own donations to help the relief effort.

Volunteers organize donated items on Saturday.

Trinity Lunch Monitor Spruces up Gardens

September 30, 2017 - 17:33

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The bricks of Trinity Elementary School have been livened up with mums, geraniums and begonias - flowers in bright yellow, red, pink and other colors - thanks to Aurelia Grosu.

Grosu has been a lunch monitor at the school since 2004, but she has been gardening all her life.

"I love to garden," she said. "I said, 'You know, I should do something for the school, and of course, for the children.'"

Principal Anthony DiCarlo (right) with Aurelia Grosu, who donated her time and effort to sprucing up the grounds at the entrance of Trinity Elementary School.

Readathon Initiative Going Districtwide

September 30, 2017 - 17:29

NEW ROCHELLE, NY --The younger students in the City School District of New Rochelle will kick their reading habits into high gear in October. The New Ro Reads project, organized by the district and the PTA, will include the district's largest ever readathon initiative, a project that encourages students to pack years' worth of reading into a single month.

Third graders at George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School will be among those participating in a readathon across several schools starting next month.

DACA Renewal Applications Due Oct. 5

September 30, 2017 - 17:21

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Residents in the United States under DACA permission set to expire by March 5 have less than a week to apply for a two-year extension.

The City School District of New Rochelle is partnering with the City of New Rochelle to make sure affected residents are aware that they must apply for the extension from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services by Oct. 5.

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Moody’s Confirms New Rochelle Bond Rating as Aa2

September 30, 2017 - 17:11

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Moody’s Investors Services confirmed the City of New Rochelle’ bond rating at Aa2, insuring that the City can continue to take advantage of historically low financing rates. With New Rochelle’s 10-year capital improvement plan underway, the City will benefit from lower interest costs at substantial savings to taxpayers. New Rochelle was upgraded to Aa2 from Aa3 in January 2017.

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