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Monday, Nov. 30 – Day 4
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Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Day 6
Thursday, Dec. 3 – Day 1
Friday, Dec. 4 – Day 2
Monday, Dec. 7 – Day 3

Elementary Music Program NewsMorning Music Program updates

The music department is getting ready for its elementary district-wide choral concert on Dec. 16. Students have been working very hard and are looking forward to performing for their friends and family. Parents and guardians, please CLICK HERE for important information about the concert’s dress code and rehearsals.

SEW program knits wellness with academics

“I like when Mr. Prestianni comes into our class,” said C.J. Poitras, a fourth grade student at Chase. “Sometimes, people work hard in school and struggle and then they get stressed out. But, when Mr. Prestianni comes, he helps us learn how to relax.” read more

Students donate over 900 food items to the SC Federation for the Homeless

The Student Council recently sponsored a school-wide “Naked Turkey” Community Food Drive. Each student who brought in a food item recieved a paper feather which was placed on their grade level featherless (naked) turkey. The grade who collected the most items (feathers) was rewarded with a popcorn party. read more

"Chef in the Classroom" program gets students excited to eat their veggies

Students at Cooke Elementary School are participating in a new program designed to foster healthy eating habits. read more

Cooke's kindergarteners meet some very special dogs

Two therapy dogs paid a visit to George L. Cooke Elementary School on Nov. 3. Students took turns petting the dogs and learned all about therapy and guide dogs. read more

Updated: Stay informed about snow closings and delays

With the winter season closely approaching, now seems like a good time to review how Monticello Central School District handles weather-related closings and delays.Please see our updated television and radio station list. read more

Students get reading!

A special visitor from the local library encouraged Cooke's second and third graders to visit the library, take out books and get a library card! read more

Second graders learn fire safety firsthand

During Fire Prevention Safety month, Cooke's second graders received an up close and personal fire safety lesson from some special guests. view photo gallery

Thank you, Monticello families!

The district appreciates parents' patience and cooperation as traffic patterns have been adjusted at the middle school and high school.  read more

Information or parents dropping students for music program

Thank you for your patience as we continue to fine-tune our pick up and drop off procedures. CLICK HERE for the most recent information about procedures for morning drop off and afternoon pick up at the middle and high school.

Health screenings to take place in all schools

New York State requires health screenings for students each year. read more

Cooke pilots recycling and garbage reduction program

Students from George L. Cooke Elementary School are overseeing lunchroom recycling and waste disposal as part of a pilot program that's helped slash the amount of garbage the school would send to landfills. read more

Students interview community members

On  Oct. 2, several  second grade students were able to interview a few important people in their very own community as part of a culminating activity from their lesson on People in the Community. read more

Important information about pick up procedures at Cooke Elementary School

Effective immediately, the Cooke School will be reverting to it's previous pick up procedure. Assistant Superintendent Parsons welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions on further improvement. read more

Breakfast and lunch menus available online

Breakfast and lunch menus are available online. Click here to download menus, or learn more about online meal payments and free or reduced meals.

Events customized for you via Google Calendar

The 2015-16 district calendar was printed and mailed to residents over the summer. To check for new and rescheduled events throughout the year, be sure to view the district's Google Calendar on the each school's home page or "like" the district on Facebook.

Free meals will be offered to Cooke students

The Cooke, Rutherford and Kaiser schools continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to students.  read more

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, all visitors are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. Click here to read the Monticello Board of Education policies regarding visitors.

Reminder: Photo ID required at student pick up

We are working hard to make student safety a top priority! You may have noticed that a PHOTO ID is required EVERY time you  pick up your child. This policy was put into place to ensure that our students are picked up by the correct people every single day. We appreciate your understanding the importance of this policy!

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

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