CSAR Atoms Leave No Pin Standing

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Students Practice Pushes and Pulls During Field Trip

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024: Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester kindergarteners had a blast learning about pushes and pulls on their field trip to Bowl-A-Roll Lanes! They're also mastering concepts of direction and strength back in the classroom.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Celebrates Reading with a Spirit Week

Friday, March 8th, 2024: Did you know the average American reads 12 books per year, and 42% of college graduates never read another book after college?

That's why we celebrate Read Across America Week at Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester. Today's readers become tomorrow's leaders. Our educators want to ensure that scholars develop reading and critical thinking skills starting in kindergarten. Read Across America Week is celebrated around beloved author Dr. Seuss's birthday. CSAR celebrated with a spirit week filled with wacky socks, character day, crazy hat day, and pajama day!

What books are you reading at home with your scholar? 

Find a Cure for Cancer with Migual

On the third week of our #WhySANY student testimonials, we introduce you to SANY Senior, Migual. Migual is stepping into the National spotlight fueled by determination and a passion for STEM!

He has become a National STEM Challenge Champion for his biomedical research with the help of his teachers and medical professionals whom Migual has met through SANY science fairs and networking programs.

Hard work, passion, and a dash of innovation are Migual’s recipe for success. 

What’s yours? Find out at http://apply.csarochester.org

CSAR Atoms Jingle Bell Rock at Winter Concert

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Atoms Perform Holiday Music During Winter Concert

Thursday, December 21st, 2023: Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Atoms were jingle bell rockin' to Holiday tunes! Each class performed a song for the community, including family and friends. After the concert, students and guests enjoyed a tasty treat while scholars received community service certificates for participating in the Winter Donation Drive.

CSAR Dean Mrs. Mathis Stresses Importance of Learning Math at Home

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Families Enjoy Dinner with the Dean

Tuesday, December 19th, 2023: The Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester family enjoyed a delicious spaghetti dinner with the school dean, Jasmine Mathis, while learning about the importance of reinforcing mathematics at home. Atoms were sent home with math flashcards to help them on their journey as STEM scholars.

Season's Greetings from SANY Schools - 2023

Dear Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Charter School families, teachers, staff, atoms, and community,

Believe it or not, it’s finally that time of the year, a season of joy, giving, and well-deserved relaxation. You’ve all been extraordinary examples of leaders and strong community members. Let’s take a moment to commend ourselves on the impeccable progress we’ve made during the first semester, regardless of the obstacles we’ve encountered. 

  • CSAR adds 3rd grade, making the Elementary school Kindergarten through third grade. 
  • New and returning families, teachers and staff, and cherished community members can meet Dean Jasmine Mathis during Dinner with the Dean.
  • CSAR celebrated Grandparents Day.
  • CSAR celebrated old and new families during the annual open house celebration to start the school year.
  • CSAR introduced Drop Everything And Read with Distinguished Men (DEAR), where members of the community came to school and read to students every Thursday during the month of November.
  • CSAR hosted a 'Classroom or Treat’ event in October.
  • CSAR hosted a Positivity Project (P2) night, celebrating Atoms who displayed kindness, perseverance, and actions.
  • CSAR staff took a class and became CPR/AED certified.
  • Rochester Mayor Malik Evans and Regent Adrian Hale visited CSAR for the last day of ‘Drop Everything And Read.’

Now it’s time to deck the halls and share precious memories with loved ones. Remember, we are not just a district but a family. I look forward to building success one Atom at a time in the New Year. 

Happy holidays!


Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent

Mayor Malik Evans Visits CSAR

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Holds Final DEAR With Distinguished Men

Thursday, November 30th, 2023: Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester held November's final “DEAR With Distinguished Men” event. Atoms were thrilled to welcome three exceptional guests into our school. Rochester Mayor Malik Evans read fan favorite “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” to the third graders. Regent Adrian Hale from the New York State Department of Education read two books to second graders. Finally, City of Rochester Fire Department Fire Chief Stephano Napolitano read our first and second-graders a story about fire and emergency safety. Rochester Atoms enjoyed being read to and asked some very intellectual questions!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever “DEAR With Distinguished Men.” You helped make reading fun for our scholars!

CSAR Atoms Learn About Ancient Roman Civilization

 Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Elementary Students Complete Project on Ancient Roman Civilizations

Friday, November 17th, 2023: Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Atoms are learning about the Ancient Roman Civilization and the gods and goddesses of the Roman Empire. Scholars worked together to find important information like their Greek name compared to their Roman name and what they were god/goddess of.

Happy Thanksgiving from SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali

You’re the gift that keeps on thanks-giving. While you prepare your Thanksgiving dinners, before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season sets in, we want to express our sincere gratitude to each of you. It's easy to get lost in the things we don't have. The fancy car, the clothes, the latest phone. Instead, try focusing on everything you do have. Ultimately, you will find it's a much greater list with a more significant impact.

This season, focus on the things you're thankful for, and the gratitude will follow. May your blessings be many, your troubles be few, and your Thanksgiving be wonderful.

Superintendent Dr. Hayali has prepared a special Thanksgiving message. Take a look.

CSAR KC Creates Triangles

Kindergarteners at Citizenship & Science Academy Learning to make Triangles our of Straws

Monday, November 13th, 2023: KC Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Atoms are creating triangles out of straws! Students learned how to make three sides and three points to form the perfect point.

DEAR With Distinguished Men Kicks Off at CSAR

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Hosts First DEAR with Distinguished Men Event

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023: “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” 

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester held its first Drop Everything And Read with Distinguished Men event on Thursday, November 2. Dr. Paul Miller, CEO of Charter Champions, and Willard Brown served as the distinguished readers. They read books about sharing and school spirit and explained to #CSARAtoms what they meant. Mr. Brown also told scholars about his time in the Navy. Thank you for reading to our Atoms! 

Keep working on those reading skills because it’s almost time for our next Drop Everything And Read event!

CSA Rochester

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