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Principal's Corner

Interview with Ms. Washington, Foxfire Principal

How long have you been a principal?
15 years

What ideas can you share with our school from your past experiences?
I plan to implement enriching programs, community based organizations, and as many tools as possible for our staff to grow as individuals.  Respect among staff and administration build a collaborative environment filled with joy, love and happiness. In addition, increased parent involvement in the school PTA.

Most Rewarding parts of your job?
When you see children attaining their goals.  Feedback from parents how much  they appreciate the hard work of teachers and staff.  Children going on to higher education and mirroring attributes they learned in our school.

Most Challenging parts of your job?
Some of the challenges are budget cuts, lack of enrichment programs, and lack of support for children with special needs.

What are your goals for Foxfire?
My vision is to ensure all children have opportunities to grow, physically, academically, socially and emotionally.  Also, to create a pleasant learning environment for all working towards the same goal.  Keeping our eye on the prize, while ensuring all students are nurtured and have access to doors of opportunity.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of school?
Travel, quality time with family and friends, music of all different varieties.

 


At Foxfire School we encourage students and parents to support the School Uniform Policy.  The uniform consists of a white collared shirt, and navy blue slacks or skirts.
"As part of our Safe School Plan, the Yonkers Public Schools has adopted a School Uniform Policy for all students in prekindergarten through grade 12. The wearing of school uniforms enables school personnel to identify those students assigned to the building and reduces absenteeism and competition over dress. It may also contribute to improved academic performance and self-esteem." - Yonkers Public Schools

Foxfire News & Updates

Foxfire First in Math Spotlight


Team of the Week

Player of the Week

Top 5 Players

magic11ny (Ms. Ricciardi) 16magic11ny (Grade 4)  1. 20magic11ny (Grade 4)
2. 25crystal4ny  (Grade 3)
3. 30halogen4ny (Grade 3)
4. 19magic11ny (Grade 4)
5. 14crystal4ny (Grade 3)

Foxfire is Achieving Alot with First in Math!


Site of the Month



Tuesday, May 12
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Board of Education Annual Meeting
6:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Thursday, May 14
Board of Education Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center

Monday, May 18
Board of Education Policy Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Wednesday, May 20
Board of Education Stated Meeting
Saunders High School Auditorium
7:00PM Communications From the Community
7:30PM Stated Meeting
Monday, May 25
Memorial Day Observed - Schools & Central Office Closed
Thursday, June 4
All City Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 9
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Thursday, June 11
Board of Education Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center


Today, 5/3/2015
High: 74 Low: 48
Partly cloudy
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/4/2015
High: 79 Low: 54
Mostly clear
8% chance of precipitation.


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