From the Principal

Join Cross Hill Academy in Raising Readers! 

Pledge to read with your child(ren) at home 20 minutes everyday. This simple act helps children reach their full potential, finding success in school and in life.

In addition, eBooks are available through our school Library Program. Go to www.yonkerspublicschools.org, and follow these three steps:

1. Click on the Library Resources Icon - (On right side of page)
2. Click on Elementary Resources tab to view all district databases, which includes eBooks and reference sources 
3. Click on Destiny eCatalog and Resources tab to read eBooks in Follett Shelf (On left side of page). Many eBooks are Interactive and have audio capabilities. Students will need to login:

Username: 6 digit student ID#  Password: student                             

I BELIEVE in all of you and this year each of you will experience how much CHA BELIEVES in you, too. All that will be left is to BELIEVE in yourself!

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Brian S. Gray
Principal of Cross Hill Academy

School News and Events

Dress your Best and attend the Pre-K - 6th Grade Dance on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm in the school cafeteria. All students and their parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Transportation will not be provided. Admission for adults is $3.00 and $2.00 for children. Raffle items and sweets will be available for purchase!!! Please come out and support this event - All proceeds go to support CHA activities!!!

*Sponsored by the PTSA & Cross Hill Academy

Family Welcome Center

Our parent center is now open for our entire school community. The room is located on the 1st floor and is a place for parents to gather, use one of the four computers, and access community information. Staff can offer free referrals, information, and services available to all students and their parents. Families in need should contact the school.

Dignity Act Liaison

Mrs. Maria Salvador

Title I & Title III Parent/Guardian Workshop

All parents/guardians are welcomed to join us on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8:00am - 9:00am for a workshop titled "Making Sense of your Child's Common Core Score." A light breakfast will be served.

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 1st initial, last name) & Password (type your ID #)
• 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

Schools Open April 6
Parent and Staff take note: Due to the 3 Emergency Closing Days already used [January 27, February 2 & 9] schools will be open for instruction on April 6, 2015.

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. Join us for our General Membership meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 6:30pm in the Library.

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

Friday, February 27
Winter Ice Ball Dance
Pre-K - 6th Grade Students & Their Parents/Guardians
5:30pm - 8:00pm


Today, 2/27/2015
High: 25 Low: 7
Mostly cloudy
13% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/28/2015
High: 24 Low: 11
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.