PEARLS Administration

Principal Dr. Brown-Anfelouss
2012-2013 Administrator of the Year

Assistant Principals
Ms. Caico - Grades 6 - 8
Mr. Poholsky - Grades 3 - 5
Dr. Reis - Grades PreK - 2

School News and Events

PEARLS Hawthorne Championship Journey

“We started from the bottom now we’re here”! The PEARLS boy’s basketball team began practicing and preparing for the City Tournament in September.  We began the season with an 11 man roster and finalized with 7.  The boy’s team practiced twice a week during their lunch period to further develop their basketball IQ and fundamental skills.  Coach Richards studied and utilized the “Breakthrough Basketball
Drills” e-Book, by Jeff and Joe Haefner, as the main resource used to design each practice lesson.  The girl’s basketball team was a late addition to the tournament and began practicing in January. They lacked fundamental skills and a basic understanding of the game of basketball.  However, their work ethic and desire to improve was enviable.   

Entering the tournament, our game plan was to take command of the game early and hopefully the girls would maintain the lead.  The plan worked to perfect the first two games.  However, as the competition and level of play increased, the boy’s team often found themselves in a tight physical game.  Very much depending on the girl’s team to give us the much needed cushion to secure victory.  I am proud to say, out of 6 games, the girl’s basketball team never lost a quarter.  PEARLS Hawthorne finished 6 & 0 winning each game by an average of 15 points. Out of 20 teams, we were the last team standing.  Kenza Abirou and Sean Bresnan both captured the City Tournament “Most Valuable Player Award”! Our per-game rally, “Hard work is Easy work”. 

Student Showcase

Check out what PEARLS students are accomplishing.

PEARLS Science Olympiad Team 2014

The winter Olympics in Sochi Russia has just ended, however, the “Olympic” spirit is alive and well at PEARLS. The PEARLS Science Olympic Team was placed 3rd (2points separating 2nd and 3rd place) out of 32 teams in the regional competition at Scarsdale Middle School on Saturday, March 8, 2014. This is the second year in a row that PEARLS will compete in the State Championship. The event will be held in Rochester on April 4th and 5th, 2014.

Apart from the 3rd place trophy, many students won trophies for individual events. Congratulations to first Coaches Rosie Tutt, Stella McCormack, Mala Mahase-Lipes, Mentor Chris Hasson and the Science Olympiad team.

Team Members

Grade 8                                                                  
                                                                            Grade 6 Apprentices
                                                                             Jeremy Kuri

Jake Barnett                                                    Quin Platek

RoseMary Biju                                                Quin Pfeifer

Melody Kulaprathazhe                                Ammara Mehkri

Andrew Lorino                                                Zachary Barnet

Andrew Villareal                                             Katherine Urena

Chris Friend                                                      Maria Fernandez

Toni Jackson

Joel Mendoza

Cole Metzo

Nadia Singh
Ryan Oates

Grade 7

Alice Militaru

Maria Kulaprathazhe

Joseph Morales

Enzo Kim

Christian Ortiz

Students                                                   Place                                             Event
Enzo Kim &  Alice Militaru                          
5th                                          Boomilever

Joseph Morales                                             
3rd                                         Crimebusters

Enzo Kim & Christian Ortiz                         
1st                                         Entomology

Andrew Villareal & Maria Kulaprathze   
6th                                      Green Generation

Enzo Kim & Maria Kulaprathaze              
2nd                                       Solar System

RoseMary Biju & Andrew Lorino             
3rd                                       Water Quality

Christopher Friend & Andrew Villareal  
5th                                       Wheeled Vehic

District Showcase

Siragusa Students Hop, Jump and Score for the American Heart Association
Rosemarie Ann Siragusa students put their hearts on the line during the school's annual benefit for the American Heart Association.

Welcome To Seussville
Board President Sayegh, Trustee Perez, and Interim Superintendent Yarzulo were among the young at heart readers who delighted in sharing their love of reading during the annual Read Across America celebration.

Making A Difference Is A Daily Part of Life
Welcoming the holiday season, festivities throughout Yonkers Public Schools combined a celebration of the community's diversity with heartfelt philanthropic efforts. 

Siragusa Students Put Philanthropy to Work for Others
When the Ronald McDonald House van pulled up to the Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, students were waiting to spring into action. More

Adorned in shirts proclaiming “College Is in My Future,” kindergarten students personify one of the District’s main objectives, to make post-secondary study part of every student’s educational journey. undefined

Sharon Baker-Bosque's grandfather was very special to this School 17 teacher. So much so that his service to the country during World War II inspired a lesson for her students that was at once deeply personal and richly rewarding. More

To nurture a healthy learning environment where mutual respect is the cornerstone, School 22 held a Pro-Peace Assembly More


This area will feature important flyers, forms, and materials that were recently distributed for students, parents, and families.

April 2014 Calendar
April 2014.pub
Parent-Student Handbook

PTA News

Get the latest PEARLS Hawthorne PTA News at www.pearlspta.org!

Tuesday, April 22
Earth Day
Wednesday, April 23
CAB Class Meeting
Wear YELLOW if you can
Friday, April 25
No School for Students
Teachers are required to score the New York State 
English Language Arts Assessments for grades 3-8. 
District scoring of State Exams is an unfunded State mandate. 
Students will not need to make-up this day.
Tuesday, May 6
Legal Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Wednesday, May 7
CAB Class Meeting
Wear YELLOW if you can

Today, 4/21/2014
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Tomorrow, 4/22/2014
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