if you are looking this spring for healthy sport physical and emotional enviroment for your child, keep reading.
Al’s Pals 1st Touch Soccer Club offers
clinics for boys and girls ages from 3 up to 10 in our local community. We have developmental program for younger children (3-6 years old) and Town League for older kids ages (7-10 years old).
Spring program lasts 8 weeks. The duration of the clinicis is 60 (3-4 years old) or 75 minutes (for older ones). The fee is $125, for returning players there is discount of $15 as well as $10 off for all registrants register before March, 10th.
The past two Board of education meetings have been dominated by public speakers on the sole issue of out of district busing for student enrolled in private schools, primarily to the SAR Academy in Riverdale, NY and The French American School in Larchmont, NY. Both schools are wonderful and are highly respected institutions and many New Rochelle residents would love to send their children there, but…and this is where it gets interesting, tuition at both this institutions cost over $21,000 per student per academic year. The SAR Academy’s tuition for K-8 is an astonishing $21,300, plus a $4,000 building fund per family per year. The French American School’s tuition for k-8 is a whopping $21,400 - $23,420 (depending on grade), plus an additional $2,000 per student per year for ESL.
Now, if you can afford to send your children to any of these schools, you make more than enough to pay for busing your child to and from your home to the school. For that tuition, the school should include busing for those that need it.Read more
Dr. John Magnotta, Athletic Director for the City School District of New Rochelle plagiarized a recent article from the New York Times, seeking to pass off an article on weight training as his own.
In the recent issue of "At The Buzzer", a newsletter published by Magnotta, every word published on weight training under his own name was lifted directly from an article by Jane E. Brody, Before You Lift a Weight, Get Some Advice. The article was published by The New York Times on December 13, 2010. The article, on the risks of working out with proper preparation, was actually written by Jane Brody of the New York Times. Magnotta even used the same title for the article in his newsletter.Read more
With high heat and humidity returning this week, Con Edison will have extra crews and support personnel available 24/7 to respond to any service problems that may arise.
Con Edison urges customers to report power interruptions or service problems, as well as view service restoration information, online at www.conEd.com, or on their cell phones and PDAs. Customers can also call 1-800-75-CONED.
If you experience a power outage:
Turn off all light switches and appliances to prevent overloaded circuits when power is restored. Leave at least one light switch in the on position to alert you when power has been restored;
It felt like 100 degrees and I have a new appreciation for firemen tattoos. Here is a fun animation from the 2010 Soap Box Derby that took place on Sunday, June 6th on Quaker Ridge Road.
Here is a photo slideshow from the day -
Here are some fun facts:
* The big winner of the day was a 6th grade GIRL from Isaac Young. Girl Power! She gets to compete in Akron, Ohio in July. The event covers part of the travel expenses.
* The brakes of the cars are "Flintstone technology". If you look at the photos you will see that it is a 5" square that gets dragged along the ground to stop the car. At the bottom of the hill, if the brakes don't work, the firemen throw a traffic cone under the car.
* The race is very official, complete with an expert from Akron, Ohio to do the timings. She was a volunteer, too.
* All the cars are weighed in. It has to be 200 lbs for the "Stock" and 230 for the "super stock". This includes the weight of the child. Gym weights are put into the vehicles to make up the difference. They are on metal rods with butterfly nuts. Check out the photo of the old scale, plus the digital scale on top of it in the slide show.Read more
The New Rochelle High School Junior Varsity cheerleading team won second place in the national cheerleading competition, which aired on ESPN last month.
Coaches Elaina Edwards and Dilmer Bonifacio sent the following press release and photos:
New Rochelle JV cheerleading National Team members 2009-2010:
Amani DeChalus,Gianna Parente, Samantha Salvatore, Rachelle Thompson, Robin Berk, Amanda Bruzzese, Hannah Kang, Dillon Lyles, Mwai Carolina,Eric Ortiz (alternate from varsity), Joshua Troche, Haley Barone (alternate from varsity), Carole Griffin (alternate from varsity), Brittany Smith, Tania Garcia, Nicole Basso, Narissa Black, Lauren Miceli, Ashely Codrington, Yaritza Rodriguez, Sydney Walsh, Gabriella Benesh, Tylena Venable, Victoria Hubbard, Janay Key, Rachel Esquivel
Ranked second in the nation in the NHSCC JV Co-ed Divison
The Soap Box derby in New Rochelle is a great event. We have enjoyed attending over the years. It has a small town feel in the middle of our small city. In general when an event features hay bales, I am there!! Plus it is free -
Through the PTA I got this email recently --
Let's get out and support our local New Rochelle Fire Department and our students from the New Rochelle school district. This year's annual "All American Soap Box Derby" is this Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 9:00am. An all day event that you will be sure to love! This is going to be a great year!
You should see the trophies, too, really big and gold. Great for kids.
I highly recommend the food stand as well. Hot dogs and hamburgers, snacks, beverages, all served by volunteers. Great prices, too.
If you have a chance, bring the kids and some folding chairs. It is a rare treat -Read more
Can anyone speak to why there is sooooooo much politics in New Rochelle's Little League Baseball. First to those so called COACHES who use a rig system so the best players are on their respective teams, do you actually think you are winning or accomplishing something of any significance. You're not. The whole system of who is on what team and which coach gets which players are a joke. The stupid part is everyone knows its rigged, the parents, the umps, the politicians, The coaches and unfortunately the kids. It is hard to describe or understand how these so called adults think what they are doing is some how good, fair or noble. There's ONE bogus tryouts just to see if there is a new kid the riggers didn't know about, then there's the practices, which, by the way, have some sort of "shit runs down hill" hierarchy, where certain coaches have the right to use certain fields when ever they want, if one is not high enough on the food chain then tough. There's no structured or formal training or instructions, especially on the written and unwritten rules of the game to the kids. The rules are loosely interpreted on the field, many times in front of the kids, in heated exchanges. The kids see, hear and understand all of this. By the way this is not exclusive to Youth Baseball.Read more