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April Principal Letter


Dear Rosenauer Parents,


I think it is appropriate to say March came in like a lion.  Unfortunately it went out like a lion as well! With 3 snow days it was a crazy month!


Read Across America was held on the 8th and it was a huge success. So many of our Rosenauer families and staff had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday!  A special thank you to Mrs. Caloia for organizing the event. Outstanding job! We hope to see everyone on April 17th for our Young Author’s Expo!


Please remember that we have a 1/2 day on Thursday, March 29th. Dismissal is at 1:50.  We are off on Friday, March 30th through April 6th for Spring Break, returning to school on Monday, April 9th.


PARCC Grades 3-5

Students in grades 3-5 will begin taking the PARCC test on April 19th.    I will note the grades and subjects testing in the “Schedule of Events” which is listed below.  Third grade is scheduled to take the test starting on the 19th. The test will take about 2 hours every day,  ending around 11:30. Attendance is very important. Students who miss a day will need to make it up. The PARCC test will now be a requirement for high school graduation.  Taking this test in the elementary and middle school years will help your child gain the confidence and skills required to achieve that goal.  All students should get a good night’s sleep and have a nutritious breakfast each and every morning. Studies also show that students who are hydrated perform better on standardized tests.  Although this test will not be used for placement purposes, we would like our students to try their best! Thank you for your cooperation.


Our 10th Annual Gift Auction (APRIL 13th)

I would like to personally invite you to Rosenauer’s 10th Annual Gift Auction on April 13th, 2018 at the Woodlake Country Club. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year, which allows our children to partake in so many amazing events throughout their years here at Rosenauer. In the years to come, your child will be a part of class trips and assemblies, that create lasting memories, each year. One student, per month, is awarded “Student of the Month” by his or her teacher and the PTA presents each child with a medal and a $10 Scholastic Certificate for the next book fair. On the 100th day of school, every child will receive ice cream at lunch then, on the last day of school, snow cones. We also hold evening yearly events at school, including Candy Bingo, Trunk or Treat and a Spring Family Night. All these events listed are fully funded by our PTA and could not take place without fundraising annually.


Because the Annual Gift Auction is our largest fundraiser, your support is greatly appreciated.  We still have a few tables left. Please fill out the attached form and send it in to reserve your seat.  You are also welcome to contact Andrea Frangella at 646-206-4945 or email if you have questions.  Full payment is due ASAP.   Hope to see you there. For more information, visit PTA Backpack.


WOW- where has the year gone? We are submitting our yearbook to be printed and we know you don’t want to miss out on showcasing your child in a special shout out in the yearbook. It will be a great keepsake and your child will love seeing their name, pictures and special messages in the yearbook forever and for all their friends to see. If you haven’t already order your Yearbook today so your child can share in the book signing fun!!

5th Grade Parents - Your child is getting the yearbook for FREE- so help us by ordering your special ad.

Here is how you do it. Simply Log on to here: Order and/or Create your Ad.

ALL ADS MUST BE DONE ONLINE…DO NOT SEND IN ANYTHING TO THE SCHOOL.Prices are as follows: $15, $25 $50 or $100 depending on the size of the ad.  Enjoy easily uploading your personal pictures and messages.

Thank you for supporting our yearbook and our school.

Deadline April 7th!  GO ONLINE NOW!

No late ads accepted.


Never too late!!! If you are not a member of the PTA and would like to join, please send $5 in an envelope with your name, child’s name, phone number and email address. Once a member, you will have access to the PTA Facebook page, "Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School PTA", which provides you with all events going on at the school and is updated when needed as fast as we can.


Breakfast is Served

Parents, please remember that we offer breakfast to all students everyday.  Any student has the opportunity to purchase a breakfast between 9:10, when the school opens to students, until 9:25, when students report to homeroom.


Ron Polakowski                                                             



Upcoming School Events:


1st - 8th - Spring Break

10th--Absolutely Incredible Kids Day

11th - PTA Meeting

12th--District Spelling Bee 6 PM @ JLHS

13th--Gift Auction at WoodLake

17th--Young Authors Night 6:30 More info on Young Author's Night

19th--PARCC Starts 3rd Grade PARCC (Literacy)

20th--3rd Grade PARCC (Literacy)

23rd--3rd Grade PARCC (Literacy)

24th--3rd Grade PARCC (Literacy)

25th--4th Grade PARCC (Literacy)

26th--4th Grade PARCC (Literacy)

27th--4th Grade PARCC (Literacy)

30th--4th Grade PARCC (Literacy)