Student Showcase




The second grade went to the CURB nature center and studied the ecosystem along the Hudson River. It was an amazing experience for everyone!

As a culminating event for the Arts Westchester Residency the students in the fourth grade had a gallery showing of their work. Parents, administration, and assemblywomen Shelly Mayer enjoyed the students' selfies and listened to stories the students wrote. A good time was had by all.




The students of Cedar Place celebrated Cinco De Mayo!



The Yonkers K9 Unit presented their trained dogs to the students at Cedar Place. Everyone enjoyed the demonstration!

Mrs. Theret's second graders are learning about the wonderful world of insects.  They participated in numerous activities and created Shoebox Dioramas!

The Cedar Place PTA, students, and staff celebrated Earth Day by planting flowers in a beautiful community garden.

The Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society sent their gratitude for the generosity of the students, parents, and staff of Cedar Place. The Cedar Place family raised 1,231.70 through the pennies for patients collection. Thank you for being part of this lifesaving effort!

These second grade students are learning to write computer codes. They are learning to write block computer codes through www.code.org. Click on the link to play games and learn how cool computer coding can be! Maybe the next Bill Gates will come from Cedar Place!

The African Drums and Dance performance was an exciting performance. The second grade worked with Ms. Archer from Arts Westchester for ten weeks. The students learned about African culture, folktales, dance and music. Thank you to all of the parents and staff who supported this amazing program at Cedar Place!

These fourth grade students are fine examples of how our Cedar Place uniforms should be worn each day!

The Easter Bunny made a special visit to the Cedar Place Superstars!

Pre K students are learning to create patterns to make "The Cat a New Hat."

The Cedar Place faculty and students showed their support of National Epilepsy Awareness Day by wearing purple!

The Cedar Place Science Fair was a huge success! Thank you to all of the students who participated and taught us about science principles though their projects.

Cedar Place students will be on the radio station WHUD (100.7FM)! It will be played on the radio live on March 24th at 7:30am. Second grade students said the pledge which will air on the radio. If you would like to hear it now, go to www.whud.com and go to the pledge of allegiance, and look for Cedar Place.

 
The Cedar Place Family showed their spirit by wearing green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

 
  
Arts Westchester Program is an exciting program at Cedar Place. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade have the opportunity to work with real artists from Westchester. These special artists share their talent and expertise to enrich the curriculum and share their special skills. Kindergaten is working with artist MJ Territo on a music residency. First grade is working with artist Joe Mullins on a Gyotaku Fish Print residency. Second grade is working with artist Marion Archer on an African Drums and Dance residency. Third grade is working with artist Miguel Cossio on a Mixed Media residency. Fourth grade is working with artist Amalia Hoffman on a Story Telling residency. Fifth grade is working with artist Gabriel Sia on a Clay Residency. Students are currently hard at work with their arts in residency projects. Be on the lookout for displays, presentations, and performances of these experiences within the next month.
 

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to Join us in commemorating
African American History through the six principles of nonviolence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at our African American History Month celebration. During this informative and entertaining school wide assembly, each grade level presented inspiring figures and events from African American history which relate to Dr. King’s six principles of non-violence.


Have you seen Second Grade Superheroes at Cedar Place today? The second grade reading theme this week was Heroes! We read, discussed, and wrote about heroes in our every day life and superheroes from fictional stories. Today they were able to wear their favorite shirt with a hero on it! We had t-shirts with everyone from Captain America to Albert Einstein. Who is your hero?



It may be cold outside but our Physical Education teachers are keeping the students active and engaged with exciting activities in gym class.

Cedar Place School Lost & Found Project
Did you ever wonder what happens to the bin of lost mittens and sweaters that remain in the Lost and Found? When items are not claimed, that's when the Lost & Found Project begins! It is a school community project led by the Cedar Place Superstars. They are hanging up and organizing the lost items on a clothing rack to make it easier to find them.  This will improve the Lost & Found site and it will help us all find our lost items! Thank you Superstars!

Food Bank For Westchester is leading the charge to end hunger. Twice a month, selected students receive non-perishables to help provide for families. We are fortunate to have such a caring community here at Cedar Place.

The Cedar Place students would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.  Many of our students came up with ways to improve themselves. These resolutions will help guide us all through a successful new year.


The Winter Extravaganza was incredible! Santa came to Cedar Place and gave each student a present. Many of the students have a new beta fish to take care of over the winter break! Thank you Santa, Ms. Delany, Ms. Nash, and the PTA for their hard work and holiday cheer!


All aboard for, "The Polar Express" pajama party! The First and Second grades celebrated the holiday season by wearing pajamas just like the children who rode the Polar Express. We all enjoyed being a part of this beautiful story.
 


Happy Holidays! The amazing PTA at Cedar Place hosted a beautiful lunch for our staff. We are so fortunate to have such community spirit here at Cedar Place! Thank you PTA!

The Cedar Place School Family Holiday Concert was a smashing success! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful event.

Cedar Place students and teachers showed their school spirit by taking part in mismatch day! They wore their silliest outfits and put a smile on everyone's face.




Congratulations to our fifth grade teacher, Ms. Wuestenhoefer for her outstanding service to the parents, teachers, and administrators of the Yonkers Public School District. She received an award from the Westchester- East Putnam Region PTA to celebrate her continued effort and interest in improving the school community.


A Special Thanks to Steven Pollak of The Jean and Henry Pollak Fund for their generous donation of $1,000 to the autistic classes here at Cedar Place.

 

The Cedar Place Family Supports Pinktober


The Birds of Prey show was a wonderful event which enriched our science program. Everyone learned about these amazing predators.




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Pinktober was a huge success!! Cedar Place raised $511.00 for Sloan
Kettering Cancer Center! We are so proud of our Cedar Place Family!


The Cedar Place Annual Halloween Parade took place in our school field on October 31! The PTA did a fabulous job at decorating to make this the best parade yet! 
 


The America's Food basket program donated pumpkins to our K-3 students. The students had a great trip to the local grocery store to pick out their very own pumpkin to celebrate the festive season.


"Pinktober"
The Cedar Place Community showed their support for finding a cure for breast cancer by wearing pink!


Our School Is A No Bullying Zone!
The Cedar Place School community joined together to stand up against bullying by wearing orange. Some creative students even designed their own shirts to raise awareness.



Hispanic Heritage Celebration
The fifth grade celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month! The students in Ms.
Wuestenhoefer and Ms. Nigro's classes researched Hispanic countries,
created reports, and read books to learn more about many different
Hispanic cultures. Then, they enjoyed traditional food, music, clothing, and dancing. It was a fabulous fiesta!


Cedar Place Spirit Day
Students, teachers, and administration showed their school spirit by wearing crazy hats!


Second Grade Is On A Mission

The second grade students learned about the Cedar Place School’s mission statement. The second graders discussed ways in which they could share the vision for their future and how they could accomplish the mission. They wrote about the things that they could do to help them reach academic success and help the school-wide community.

 

Open House

On September 30th, teachers, parents, students and staff members joined together at Cedar Place School for our annual Open House! We had 486 parents in total! We want to thank all of our Cedar Place Community for continuing to support our school and our students education! What a great night! Thanks to the PTA for providing food and supporting our school!





Upcoming Events


A Message From the Principal



Greetings! 
It is with great Excitement that I welcome you to the Cedar Place School’s website!   At Cedar Place, we strive to provide our students with a high quality, world class education.  Through collaboration, all stakeholders will create a culture in which our students will achieve the skills and self-confidence necessary to become strong leaders, life-long learners, and responsible, compassionate contributors to the world community. 
This website is part of our commitment to use technology as a valuable tool to enhance our students’ learning experiences and extend it outward to include parents, friends, and community.  We hope that you will use it, enjoy it, and help us to continue to improve it. 

Mrs. Magdaline Delany - Principal
 
 

Cedar Place Happenings


Mother's Day Gift Raffle
Need a gift for your mother? Show her how much you care; buy a raffle ticket and get a chance to win a gift for mom. A cuisinart appliance might be just what she wants. Raffle tickets are $2.00. The raffle is on Thursday!

Today, November 13, 2014, the Cedar Place School Kindergartners performed in the auditorium for parents, teachers, administrators and visitors from the Yonkers Board of Education.  These future Class of 2027 graduates gave an inspired performance with the help of their classroom teachers, aides, and Mr. Pollack. 

The mission of the Cedar Place Elementary School is to provide an educational environment which supports the growth and development of each child, and helps them to attain their fullest potential as a member of a learning community. Our goals include helping students to realize the importance of learning and education.
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 MEET OUR MASCOT!
Cedar Place School's official mascot is the lion cub! Students at Cedar Place will R.O.A.R. throughout the school day following the four behavioral expectations: Respectful, Organized, Active and Responsible.

Our Dignity Act Liaison is Assistant Principal Ms. Beverly Turner-Nash.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!
SUPPORT CEDAR PLACE!!! SEND IN YOUR BOX TOPS!!!!!!!!
 Want to know more about Box Tops for Education?  Visit www.boxtops4education.com
 While you're there, you can print coupons, find recipes, find out which products have Box Tops and see how much our school has earned.  Just to name a few things.
 Also, sign up as a Cedar Place Shopper and do your online shopping through the site.  When you do this - You'll get a discount and Cedar Place will get FREE money!
 Don't forget to clip every box top you find and visit the site often to get fun information.

Weather

Today, 7/4/2015
High: 74 Low: 62
Chance rain
54% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/5/2015
High: 86 Low: 68
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.