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What "cycle day" is it?

Monday, May 18 - DAY 1
Tuesday, May 19 - DAY 2
Wednesday, May 20 - DAY 3
Thursday, May 21- DAY 4
Friday, May 15 - NO SCHOOL

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!

KLR fourth graders use virtual wall to showcase work

Rutherford's fourth graders use a new virtual tool to display their writing. read more

KLR announces employee of the month

Heidi Kennedy is recognized as Employee of the Month.  read more

KLR students love to read!

How much can one class read? According to Mr. Cordisco's fifth grade class, the sky is the limit. To date, nine students have read over 1,800 pages! Think you can beat them? Get reading KLR!

Guest speaker inspires kindness in first grade classes

Earlier this month, Barbie Neumann Marty visited the first grade classes to talk about the importance of charity and giving to those in need. read more

Students take a close look at fire rescue gear

Mrs. Kozachuk and Nicoletti’s classes have been busy reading Superkids stories about fire safety and firefighters. They recently had a special visit from Katelyn Kozachuk, a firefighter from Forestburgh Fire Co. #1. Katelyn gave the students a close up look at her gear and answers the students questions regarding fire fighter equipment and fire safety education.

Kindergarten students get ready for spring!

The kindergarteners recently got together with their fourth grade buddies to plant seeds together. This was a culminating activity for the kindergarten students who just completed a unit on plants.

It's always great when the older kids work with their younger partners - they are great helpers and even better role models!

The next Cooke-Rutherford PTO meeting will be May 6

The next PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at KLR. Mrs. Catherine Parsons, the Assistant Superintendent of School Administration will be speaking about the new safety and security initiatives in our buildings. Come hear about the important changes that will be taking place over the coming months.

We will also be voting for the PTO Executive Officers for next year. All active members present are permitted to vote.

Super Duck winner announced

Don't ever let anyone tell you that little kids can't make a BIG difference. Congratulations to Anthony Mongiello who won the Super Duck trophy for the Jump-Rope-for-Heart event. He raised the most money in the entire school! Way to go, Anthony!

Mrs. DePaula named KLR Employee of the Month

Elsa DePaula has been selected as the KLR Employee of the Month! When asked, her colleagues nominated her because she is always willing to help everyone: students, parents and staff alike! Elsa's smiling face is the first one you'll see when you enter KLR, welcoming everyone with a smile. Great job Elsa! You deserve it!

Photo: Assistant Principal Doug Murphy with Mrs. DePaula, Employee of the Month

First graders "just keep swimming"

First grade students had fun playing tag with scooters during their physical education class.  see photo gallery

Students showcase experiments during science fair

Grades 3-5 students worked hard on their science experiments for Rutherford's annual science fair, held on March 18. Congratulations to the students who were awarded prizes!  read more

Happy voices welcome spring at KLR

KLR first graders entertained family and friends during their recent spring concert. read more

Students display their artwork in a county-wide exhibit

The Elementary Art Show held its opening reception on March 13 at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville. Several elementary school students from the Monticello Central School District will have their art on display until the end of the month. read more

Fifth graders make commercial for Smencils fundraiser

Fifth graders at KLR are selling Smencils (pencils that smell) to raise money for their year end field day trip. To tie into the unit on commerce, Mrs. Karen Stewart had her students make a commercial to use in conjunction with their sales. The students worked with members of MCSD's technology department to create their commercial, which you can see here! Smencils are only $1.00 and can be purchased at KLR!

KLR students show off their WACKY side!

Students showed their school spirit in many fun ways on Wacky Wednesday see more

Lenape Tribe Native Pride Dancers entertain students

Students enjoyed a performance by the Lenape Tribe Native Pride Dancers, and learned some cool facts about Native American life.   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!

Kindergarten students celebrate 100th day of school

Rutherford's youngest students celebrated their very first 100th day of school with special activities.  see photo gallery

KLR student cut and donates 17 inches of hairKLR student cuts and donates hair

Marayah Morra is sporting a new ‘do these days after having recently bid farewell to more than seventeen inches of her hair in support of a worthy cause.

The fourth grade student at KLR decided a few weeks ago to get her hair cut so she could donate her locks to an undisclosed charity.

KLR staff and students applaud Marayah and were very moved by her choice to donate her hair. Her selfless act will certainly help someone in need!

Ty the therapy dog visited kindergarten read aloudTherapy dog visits kindergarten read aloud

Ty the therapy dog visited Mrs. Mentnech's kindergarten class during read aloud time. The children loved sitting and listening to Hands off Harry by Rosemary Wells. The class is learning about character traits; students say that Ty makes it fun and inviting!

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]

Educational Activities for Parents and Students

Visit the engageny.org website for FUN ways to strengthen your child's skills.

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MCSD has zero tolerance for bullying and harassment!

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