St. Barnabas Elementary School

September 24th

Principal's Corner

Happy Friday!

Just a few reminders..

Map Testing begins on Monday, September 27th for K - 8 students. Please see the attachment below for the schedule.

October 1st is an 11:30AM dismissal day for K-8 students. PK3 and 4 have a regular school day. Hot lunch WILL NOT be served for K-8. If your child stays for after school, please send a bagged lunch and/ or a snack.

We will be returning to our Fall uniform beginning Monday, October 4th. All uniforms must be purchased from Liebman's Uniforms in New Rochelle. Please click here to order uniforms online and to view uniform requirements. Please note there is a newly designed uniform for Pre-K and Kindergarten. (Uniforms are optional for Pre-K students) Grades 1 - 8 will have both a Fall and Spring uniform to choose from. Gym uniforms are only to be worn on PE days.

Please reiterate policies and procedures with your children as set forth in the handbook (attached), specifically classroom and hallway behavior.

If your child is going to be absent, please contact the teacher and the main office directly. A list of all teachers and email addresses are attached and can also be found on the school website. Upon return, an absence note is required.

On Sunday, you will receive a Google Health Survey, please complete the form either Sunday evening or Monday morning BEFORE your child(ren) arrive to school. There will be one form for PreK and one form for K-8. Each child must have a form completed. Please scroll down for more details.

For parents that may have missed Back To School Night, please see the attached presentation and that was sent prior to teacher's holding their virtual sessions.

Pre-k parents should scroll down to see the weekly newsletter for their child's class.

TACHS Prep...

Archbishop Stepinac HS will offer a 7 session TACHS prep course from 4:30 - 6:00PM. In each of the 7 sessions, students will have 45 minute instruction in both math and language skills that are assessed on the TACHS exam. The cost of the program is $350 and will include all instructional materials.

Dates: 9/30, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/1 and 11/3.

Seating is limited.

Email to register.

Should you need to reach me for anything, please email me at or call (718) 324-1088.

Traffic and Safety Updates

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Important Updates

The safety of your children is our number one priority. As a result, there will be a police presence daily at school to monitor drop-off and pick-up and a second crossing guard will begin on Monday.

We ask for our school community's cooperation and to be mindful of all traffic laws as summons will be issued by Yonkers Police for those who do not obey the posted laws. Please do not double park as you will be ticketed.

Thank you.

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Upcoming Dates...


24th - Fundraising Begins! (See attachments below for directions, prizes, and virtual catalog)

27th - MAP Assessments Begin

29th- School Pictures PK, K, 1 (See attachment below)

30th- School Pictures Grades 2-7 (See attachment below)

October -

1st- 11:30am dismissal K-8, PK regular school day

Hot lunch WILL NOT be served for K-8.

Students staying in after school should pack a bagged lunch and/or a snack.

Plan Ahead:

October 11th - No School, Columbus Day

October 18th - Fundraising ends!

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Morning Program

Registration window is now closed. Morning program will not begin until Monday, October 4th.

Due to limited space and teacher/student ratio, at this time we will be surveying students in Kindergarten- Grade 8.

After School- Registration now closed

After School Program- Please be sure to send a small snack. Program ends at 5:45pm. If you have registered for after school and have indicated that you will use the service TBD- please be sure to send an email on Sunday to your child's teacher and to the main office so that we can plan accordingly.

PK After Care students should be sent with a change of clothes and/or an extra pull-up just in case.

Billing will be done through SMART Tuition, please be sure that if you are a UPK parent, you have an account set up.

Grades K-8 pick up at the Cafeteria entrance located on 241st street near the main entrance to the school. PreK- pick up at the auditorium doors. Please be mindful of pick up times, as late fees will be incurred.

Pre-K Weekly Newsletters

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COVID Weekly Health Screening

All School Employees, Children and Essential Visitors will need to complete a daily health self-check by answering the questions listed below and by taking their own temperatures each day prior to entering the school or being on the school property. A parent or guardian is responsible for completing the weekly screening on behalf of their child(ren). If you answer YES to any of these questions on any given day, your child may not enter the school building. Contact a medical professional for guidance and notify the school principal. For students with chronic illness, only new symptoms or symptoms worse than baseline should be used to fulfill symptom-based exclusion criteria. By completing and submitting the weekly form, you acknowledge that you read the above will comply with all requirements and received the attached updated daily checklist that you will complete it each week for your child (ren) for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Each week you will be required to complete the Weekly Health Self-Screening Google Form on behalf of your child(ren) before entering the school building Monday mornings.

Surveys should be completed Sunday evening or Monday mornings by 7am.

The Google Forms will begin September 13th

Lunch at SBES- Kindergarten- Grade 8

St. Barnabas Elementary School has partnered with Division Food Service Management and for the managing of our lunch pre- order service and payments for the 2021-2022 school year. Please see the attached Parent Welcome Letter for more information on how to place your order. (Student Id numbers are provided from the vendor) If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Nicole Cestra at the email listed below: Nicole@Division-Hospitality.Com or 646-523-2028.

NEW students- please call Nicole to assist with your account set up.

Parent Referral Incentive:

The following credit will be applied to the referring Parent’s 2021-22 Smart Tuition account and will appear on the family’s February billing statement:

· A one-time tuition credit of $250 for each new family registered in Full-Day Pre-K 3 or 4 (not UPK) and Grades K-8, for any referring Parent whose outreach and referral efforts result in a new family registering their child(ren) at any Regional School in the Archdiocese of New York in Full-Day Pre-K 3 or 4 (not UPK) and Grades K-8 for the 2021-22 school year and remaining in good standing with the school through February 1, 2022.

Program Conditions:

· The referring Parent must

o Refer the prospective family to the school for a virtual meeting with the school principal, or his/her designee, and

o Complete and sign this referral form on or before the time of the virtual meeting with the principal to initiate the referral process. Referral forms received after the virtual meeting will not be accepted.

· The prospective family must be NEW to the school in Grades K-8, OR have a student enrolled on a full time basis in a Pre K (non UPK) program; returning families are not covered by this Program.

· The referral credit for the referring Parent will be applied to their tuition bill in time for the February billing statement provided that:

o The new family’s child has continued to be enrolled in the school through February 1, 2022, and

o The referring family has remained current on their tuition payments.

Physicals and Immunizations

As a reminder, every student must have an updated physical on file each school year. ALL students must have up-to-date immunization records and a physical exam form completed each school year. For convenience, all forms are linked below. Please note that all NYC Pre-K students, under the age of 5 by December 31, 2021, will need to have a current flu vaccine on file. For those students that require an inhaler, or other medications such as an epipen, to be administered in school, I have linked the medical administration forms.

Immunization Requirements

Medical Administration Form - Epipen

Medical Administration Form - Asthma

Required Physical Exam Form (must be completed yearly)


This year’s TACHS Test will once again be an online, at-home, remote test which will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021. Students will be required to have a device that is equipped with a webcam and is compatible with Chrome browser along with access to the internet. For security purposes, upon registration parents will be notified that their child will be recorded during the test and asked to sign or check an agreement. At the end of the test, flagged recordings will be reviewed by a trained proctor for any suspicious activity. Please be advised that the test will not be available for IPads and/or cell phones.

Registration will open on Monday, August 23rd and run through Sunday, October 24th until 5PM.

Please see below for Student Handbook and Registration Instructions. These can also be found on the TACHS website.

St. Barnabas Church Corner

St. Barnabas Elementary School

St. Barnabas Elementary School provides a quality Catholic education for young learners that fosters moral, social and academic development and achievement. By creating a comfortable and safe, yet challenging learning environment, we allow all children to realize their full potential – while also encouraging students to reach beyond expectations.

Through an enriched curriculum, complete with after-school offerings, St. Barnabas provides the tools and teaches the skills necessary for future success. In the way of Jesus, our children are taught the discipline, charity and grace of our Lord.