From the Principal...

Dear Dodson family,

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful foliage of the fall season, as our students are enjoying the scenery of our school grounds.  As the weather changes ,and temperatures drop, it is important that you dress your child in warm clothes.  We will continue to have outdoor recess, weather permitting, so students may have an opportunity for fresh air, play and exercise. 

The literary strategy for the month of November is "THEME".
The R.O.A.R. word for the month of November is "SELF CONTROL".

I wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Ms. Medina

click here to view the November Newsletter

haga clic aquí para ver el boletín de noviembre en español


Dodson is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Each Box Top is worth ten cents ($.10).  You can find Box Tops on many items such as baking products, beverages, cereals, baby products, storage bags and containers.  Just look for the Box Top label and clip and send to your child's teacher. Please support Dodson!

I am a respectful and responsible person,
I am responsible for my attitude, my behavior and my schoolwork.
I am in control of my actions,
I know if it is to be it’s up to me!


Soy una persona respectuosa y responsable.
Soy responsable de mi actitud, mi comportamiento y mi obligación de estudiante.
Tengo control de mis acciones,
Todo depende de mi!


The mission of the Dodson School is to work collaboratively with parents and the community to enable our students to become productive citizens by promoting lifelong learning, academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, creativity, self-esteem and mutual respect. We are committed to providing a relevant, standards-based curriculum in a nurturing environment that fosters intellectual and creative development, emotional growth, social maturity and physical well-being. We provide rigorous educational opportunities that motivate, educate and challenge all students to meet the needs of the changing global society.


La misión de la escuela Robert C. Dodson es trabajar en colaboración con los padres y la comunidad para fomentar el aprendizaje para toda la vida a través de la excelencia académica, la curiosidad intelectual, la creatividad, la autoestima y el respeto mutuo. Estamos comprometidos a proveer una enseñanza basada en las metas académicas estatales, en un ambiente que promueve el crecimiento intelectual, la madurez social además del bienestar físico  y emocional de los estudiantes.  Proveemos rigurosas oportunidades educativas que motivan, educan e invitan a los estudiantes a prepararse para ser ciudadanos productivos de la sociedad.


Literacy Focus of the Month

The central topic or idea explored in a text.

R.O.A.R Word of the Month

The R.O.A.R. Word of the Month is:


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed
Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed
Friday, November 27
Thanksgiving Recess - Schools & Central Office Closed
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.
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.

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