Message from Principals

Dear Second Grade Graduates,

We want you to know how proud we are of all your achievements throughout the years you have been a student at Barnard School. You have grown from young children taking their first steps into Barnard with wide eyes and backpacks so big that they almost made you fall over, into confident, intelligent, curious, inquisitive, students who have learned so much from all your teachers along your journeys. Now, we see you helping our youngest students carry their backpacks into the building.

You have been the role models for our younger students by taking their hands to walk into the building, reading to them, playing with them, reminding them how to be a Barnard BAT, and encouraging them when they need it.

You are leaving Barnard with a beautiful reminder of your time here through the murals that hang proudly and forever on our walls.

We want to wish you every happiness and success as you continue your journeys in your new schools, and remind you that you will always be welcome to visit us at Barnard.

With love and best wishes,

Dr. Cracco and Dr. Pisani



School Announcements


Summer is Upon Us

When summer is here and school is no longer in session, that doesn’t mean you have to stop reading. Barnard School encourages all families to visit the New Rochelle Public Library throughout the summer. Visiting the library and reading all summer long will support every child in all they have learned throughout the school year. The Library kicks off its Summer Reading program each June and joins libraries across New York State in the summer reading fun. Also, there are additional special programs offered throughout the summer at the library which include: live shows, magicians, and arts and crafts. We encourage parents to become part of the reading program throughout July and August. Giving kids encouragement and access to books will help their reading achievement take flight.



Calendar of Events

  • Opening Day - Staff Only

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  • Opening Day for Students - Elementary Half Day

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  • Rosh Hashanah - District Closed

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  • Rosh Hashanah - District Closed

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Yom Kippur - District Closed

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Primary Project at Barnard!

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New Rochelle Barnard students are fabulous waste sorters. The whole school populations has never seen anything but carefully separating their lunch waste into excess liquid, food waste, and recyclable and non-recyclable packaging.

Students know to walk up to the recycling station after lunch and sort their left overs, under the caring and watchful eye of Nick, the lunchroom cleaner.

  Recently, We Future Cycle presenters were invited to play some more with the students all around sustainability and material identification.

Knowing what is recyclable and what not is the key to doing it right. Wishful recycling, as in just putting stuff into the green bin, is actually counter productive and creates many problems at the material recovery facility in Yonkers.

Students sat in front of a large pile of common packaging material of all types and were playfully “helping” the presenter to place the items into the correct bin. Most rigid packaging materials made out of plastics, aluminum, carton or glass are fully recyclable in Westchester County.

We Future Cycle shared with the adults in the room that Styrofoam contains Styrene, which is now a classified human carcinogen and banned in New York City, with legislation on the books in Albany to make it a state wide ban.

Students also learned that it is easy to avoid making trash. We Future Cycle presenters shared with them just how much they personally did not like to create trash.

Students learned that -oh big surprise- gold fish taste the same if they are packaged in a plastic zip lock baggie or in a reusable container. After learning about where the trash goes and that baggies end up in the trash, every single one of them responsibly voted that reusable containers are a much better choice for our world.

A harder sell were juice pouches. Juice pouches are one of the worst packaging offenders in existence. Valuable aluminum foil is sandwiched between two layers of plastic. Unrecyclable and thus adding to the whopping 2500 tons of trash generated in Westchester County every single day. All for 2 min of sugar laced drink. Students learned and agreed, that a reusable water bottle is a much better idea for our world.