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Important notice regarding Morning Music

Elementary Morning Music will not take place again until after the winter holiday break. Morning Music will resume as usual on Monday, January 5, 2015, beginning with 4th grade chorus. Thank you and enjoy the break!

Cooke-Rutherford PTO Craft Night has been postponed

Due to weather, the Cooke-Rutherford PTO Craft Night scheduled for Dec. 10 has been cancelled. Snow date information will be announced shortly.

What "cycle day" is it?

Monday, December 15 - DAY 4
Tuesday, December 16 - DAY 5
Wednesday, December 17 - DAY 1
Thursday, December 18 - DAY 2
Friday, December 19 - DAY 3

Parent University and EPIC to sponsor holiday celebration on Monday, Dec. 22

MCSD's Parent University, in collaboration with EPIC, will be hosting a holiday celebration at RJK Middle School Cafeteria on Monday, Dec. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. Parents will participate in fun, educational workshops and create a special holiday gift with their children. RSVP to jsorensen@k12mcsd.net or 845-794-8830 by Friday, Dec. 19.  CLICK HERE for flyer.

Parent/student partnership key to ART portfolio homework

Fourth and fifth graders are having fun working on their ART portfolio homework. read more

Cooke students learn true meaning of Veterans Day

Major visited Cooke students to share information about his job and what Veterans Day means to him. read more

Fourth grade students decorate holiday tree at
Catskill Historical Society Museum

During a recent trip to the Catskill Historical Society Museum in Hurleyville, 4th grade Student Council members decorated the museum’s holiday tree with homemade ornaments and several donated gifts provided by retired elementary teachers. The tree is on display in the George Cooke Room at the museum.

Firefighters reinforce safety with students

Monticello firefighters met with students to remind them how to stay safe. read more

Therapy dog unleashes elementary students' reading skills

Volunteers from the Monticello Kiwanis Club a therapy and service dog to the school so students could read to him. read more

Cooke fifth graders tour Sullivan County Community College

Cooke’s fifth grade students visited the Sullivan County Community College campus on Nov. 13 to learn more about the various fields of study that different colleges offer. read more

Cooke promotes a college culture amongst its fifth-grade students

The district is piloting a program to engage its students in discussions about college in earlier grade levels with the hope that fifth graders leave elementary school motivated for their future in middle school and beyond. read more


December menus now posted

The food service program provides students with tasty, healthy meals every school day. Click here to see what students can purchase for breakfast and lunch this month, to find out how to pay for school meals online or to see if your child qualifies for free or reduced meal prices.

Parent Today offers parents tips to help children succeed

Have you signed up for the free, opt-in resource Parent Today? Be sure to check out the Parent Today e-newsletter and website, which offer tips and resources to aid parents in their partnership with educators to support students throughout the educational process, from pre-k through high school. MORE

View the student calendar for 2014-15 school year

View important dates for the 2014-15 school year. view the student calendar [PDF]

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