From the Principal

    As we begin the month of November it is important to think about how much we have to be thankful for and how grateful we are to be surrounded by our friends, families, neighbors and colleagues.  Cross Hill Academy will again be collecting food so that we can make baskets for the holidays for those in need.  Please give as generously as you can.
   The colder weather means that our students will be spending less time outdoors during recess unless they are dressed for the elements.  Wed like them to enjoy some fun in the sun even if it is a little chilly, but cannot unless they have warm coats, hats and gloves.  Please let us know if we can help in any way.
   Our 6th and 7th Grade afterschool program is full and students are having a great time cooking and dancing as well as catching up on school work and projects.  Were looking forward to our after school STEAM Academy for Grades 2-5 which will begin in mid-November.  Applications will be coming home soon.
Brian Gray
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. ~George Santayana

School News and Events


CHA Quarterly Report: July 1, 2015 - October 30, 2015

Click on link to read the report
CHA MCB Final Quarterly RF.pdf
Cross Hill Academy is now in partnership with Con Edison and the Hudson River Museum for a STEAM workshop on the Science of the Hudson River

Click on the link to read the press release

Dignity Act Liaison

Mrs. Maria Salvador

From the Desk of Ms. Westphal, Library Media Specialist: How to Search for eBooks in Follett Destiny

Our Collection Includes: Easy, Chapter, Non-Fiction and Many Professional eBooks

• Log into http://crosshill.ypschools.org
• Click on the Follett Destiny eCatalog Tab
• Click on our School Name listed under Elementary/Middle Schools
All Students: Username (type your 6 digit student ID#) & Password (type student)
* All School Staff: Username (type your initials, followed by your payroll #) & Password (type your payroll #)
• On the catalog page select Follett Shelf to browse and borrow eBooks
• Select Material Type: There are 98 Interactive eBooks. Each of these eBooks has an infinity symbol on the cover, which means an unlimited number of patrons may browse and read these eBooks at the same time. You will have two choices: Have the eBook read to you or click sound off and read the eBook yourself. Some eBooks will include a multiple choice quiz.
• There are 75 Follett eBooks. Each of these eBooks has only one copy. You can check out any eBook by dragging the eBook into the checkout box. After reading the eBook you can write a review. Each review will be read by Ms. Westphal. If it is approved it will be posted to our website.
• You may also use the Digital Resource Link at the top of the page to browse our Interactive eBooks that are available from Capstone Library or Lerner Books.
 • You can also search for a title by typing the title or authors name in the Find Field. All websites are reviewed by educators.
 • Once you check out an eBook you will select from the catalog page your MyInfo Tab to open and read your eBook. All eBooks will check in automatically after 14 days.
 • Finally, when you are done browsing or checking out eBooks click your name in the top right corner and click Logout.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss

Remember: You can Browse and Read our eBooks 24/7, 365 days a year

Any questions Email Ms. Westphal: cwestphal@crosshill.ypschools.org

Visit the Library Media Center for electronic resources, database subscription login information and exciting websites.

Click on one of our many database subcriptions to browse our various eBook collections. Select books to read online or download books to your eReader.

Click on the tab WEB OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) to browse books from anywhere for your reading pleasure. Stop by the Library Media Center to make your selection.

Yonkers Public Schools News

Yonkers Council of PTSA

Link to budget information

Link to the archive of Yonkers Board of Education Meeting WebCasts and Agendas

Yonkers Partners in Education

Library Resources

Yonkers Quick Links

Yonkers Online Academy


Click here for important flyers, forms, and materials that were recently distributed for students, parents, and families.


Please read our PTSA ByLaws, which can be located under the School Resources Tab. 

Click here to visit the PTSA Group Page which includes current memos and newsletters!
Apply for membership!
The PTSA has sponsored Box Tops for Education. Box Tops will be collected through June so continue to clip and send in your Box Tops to support our school.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 30
Board of Education Special Meeting
5:00 PM
The President of the Board of Education has called a Special Meeting for the purpose of appointing an Interim Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will take place in the 4th Floor Board Conference Room, One Larkin Center.
Wednesday, December 2
Receivership Schools ONLY Half Day
School 13 
Cross Hill Academy
Museum School 25
Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy
Roosevelt High School Early College Studies
Scholastic Academy

Dismissal for schools starting at 8:35 AM will be at 12:00 PM 

The entire school community in Receivership Schools will participate in afternoon Professional Development to enhance the school’s instructional program to improve teaching and learning for all students
Thursday, December 3
Programs for Academically Talented Students Information Meeting
6:30 PM

The meeting takes place at:

PEARLS Hawthorne School
348 Hawthorne Avenue
Yonkers, New York
(at the intersection of Culver Street at Riverdale and Hawthorne Avenues)

Please note that the application process MUST be completed by the deadline date, Friday, December 19, 2014, in person only at the Yonkers Public Schools Information Center, One Larkin Center.
Saturday, December 5
School Choice Fair
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saunders Trades & Technical High School, 183 Palmer Rd, Yonkers, NY 10701
Snow Date: 12/12/15