From the Principal

   Thank you to all the parents, guardians, siblings and other family members who joined us for our Open House on October 1st.  We appreciate your coming to school to meet your childrens teachers and get to know the support staff here at Cross Hill Academy.

   October is here and the weather is getting cooler.  We are enjoying outdoor recess for as long as we can so please make sure your children have appropriate outerwear so they can enjoy these fine fall days.

   If you missed the Book Fair, it is still going on and you can shop online.  Just click on the Scholastic Book Fair tab above. We are grateful for your support of your childrens independent reading and our school.

   We are getting closer each day to 100 percent uniform compliance.  Please contact the school if you are having any difficulty in acquiring uniform clothing for your child.

    Be sure to save the date: Friday October 30th for the PTSA Harvest Dance from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

   In closing, "All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind." ~Martin H. Fischer

Brian S. Gray
Principal of Cross Hill Academy

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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

Back-to-School Toolit

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

Monday, October 12
Columbus Day Observed: Schools & Central Office Closed
Tuesday, October 13
Scholastic Book Fair
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Audit Budget & Finance Committee/Workshop Meetings
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Please use the Wells Avenue Entrance
All welcome!
Wednesday, October 14
College Board Testing Day for High School Students
Scholastic Book Fair
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Today, 10/10/2015
High: 64 Low: 46
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/11/2015
High: 69 Low: 51
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.