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Spotlight shines on Ms. Garrett

Our next spotlight feature is about Amy Garrett, art teacher at George L. Cooke Elementary School. Congratulations to Ms. Garrett! She is a true example of Monticello excellence.  read more

Cooke third graders attend theater performance at Bethel Woods

More than 100 third grade students attended an interactive theater performance at Bethel Woods as a culmination of their theater writing unit. see photo gallery

PTO donates new sign for school entrance

Students at the George L Cooke Elementary School were excited to show off the school’s new sign! The school would like to thank the Cooke/KLR PTO for donating the new signage for our school entrance.

Pictured are students J’Vaughn Dawson, Madison Ames-Shaw, Emily Brito, Riley Doss, Adriana Anderson, Dylan Hardy, Sophia Antizzo, and Brooklyn Johnson

Cooke celebrates Nurse Appreciation Week, May 4-8

Kindergarten students presented Nurses Ketchum and Degraw with a special poster of appreciation for taking care of every boo-boo, sore throat, upset stomach and everything in between.

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, employees and visitors to our buildings, the district has implemented new safety procedures. These are district-wide procedures; all visitors to any building are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. For additional information, 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!

Monti High seniors present healthy living message

Cooke second graders had special visits from Monticello High School seniors who had messages about staying healthy and active. read more

Student council meets with district directors, asks questions

The director of transportation and the director of food services visited Cooke School recently to meet with student council members to addess the students' questions and concerns.  read more

Cooke students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

Students throughout the school participated in special reading activities in honor of Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday.  view photo gallery

Morning Music - important information

The elementary Morning Music program is continuing as usual. Students are preparing for the All District concert to be held on June 9. Thank you!

Students benefit from relaxing yoga sessions

A new series of yoga sessions have left students feeling more relaxed and focused for school. These yoga sessions, says EPIC Coordinator Jane Sorensen, are a great way to help students identify new ways to strengthen their minds and bodies. See video below for a sneak peek; click here to see more.

Second graders celebrate Chinese New Year

Students in Ms. Ponsolle's second grade class made masks to celebrate 2015: the year of the goat.  read more

Backpack Program receives donation

The Cooke Elementary School Spirit Committee is pleased to use proceeds from the school store to supplement the Backpack Food Program. Under the direction of ALC teacher Mr. Eric Mabee, the backpacks help many children with snacks and lunches while school is closed for the holidays and weekends. Thank you Mr. Mabee; the staff and children appreciate YOU!

Pictured: Principal Sandra Johnson-Fields, teachers Megan Hobby, Nicky Wells and Amy Garrett, 5th grader Dylan Hardy, ALC Coordinator Eric Mabee, teacher Patty Whipple, 1st grader J’Vaughn Dawson, 4th grader Andrew Figueroa, 1st grader Tyiese Mack, 3rd grader Aaron Minton and 2nd grader Emily Brito

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


May 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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