Elementary families are invited to experience winter through a spectacular laser show on Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Click here for more information and a reservation form; RSVP requested. This free event is sponsored by YMCA and EPIC.
ELEMENTARY MORNING MUSIC PROGRAM WINTER HIATUS: The Elementary Morning Music Program will be on hiatus beginning Monday, December 16, 2013. The program will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014. At that time, students may join the 4th or 5th grade chorus even if they have not been involved so far.
Kindergarteners make turkey hats and students share why they are grateful during special assembly. Read more
More than 200 members of the Rutherford community attended a traditional Thanksgiving feast at the elementary school on Monday, November 25. See photo gallery and story
Monticello Police Officer Phil teaches students how to stay safe. Read more
K-8 parents are invited to an informational session related to
the Common Core Learning Standards on Thursday, December 5 at
6:30 p.m. in the Monticello High School Auditorium. Key issues
including what the Common Core is and how it impacts your
child's education will be addressed by Assistant Superintendent
Children's activities, light refreshments and giveaways will be offered. See informational flyer for more information and RSVP form. Prompt RSVP requested.
The elementary Morning Music program is cancelled only on these occasions:
Schools are closed;
Schools are on a 2-hour delay; or
A specific cancellation message has gone out in advance.
The program is not cancelled on half days - i.e. days with early dismissal.
KLR students enjoyed a puppet show by the Red Herring Puppets. The original music and stories were based on Aesop's Fables and addressed issues such as bullying and competition. Read more
Cooke and Rutherford students (accompanied by an adult) are invited to a special evening of fun at the Rutherford Elementary School on Thursday, December 12 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Students can choose from a variety of homemade crafts to make for someone special! See attached flyer for more information. RSVP required by 12/9.
Save the Date!
This year the all-school concert at the Rutherford School will be in two parts. Both concerts will be at 9:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Rutherford School. These performances will be in place of the Winter Concert listed on the calendar for December 12, 2013.
3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will perform on Friday, January 31, 2014. They will be singing and playing their recorders as well as other instruments.
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders will perform on Friday, March 7, 2014. They will be singing, playing rhythm instruments and performing movement to musical accompaniment.
We feel this arrangement is most conducive to giving all the children a chance to prepare and perform for you what they are learning in music class.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the performances!
Click here for information on state education law and "BMI."
Click here for general information about the morning music program. .
We learned about school bus safety!
Stop and wait for the drivers signal to cross.
Look both ways.
Stay in your seat.
Be quiet and safe!
Emanuel Rivera and “driver” Naomi Jennings with Ms. Kathy from the bus garage.
Visit the engageny.org website for FUN ways to strengthen your child’s skills.
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.
The start of a new school year is a great time to check to see if you're signed up to receive the latest school news. Monticello SNN, or School News Notifier, is an opt-in alert system that allows you to receive district news via email and/or text message. Be sure to like the Monticello Facebook page, too!
Click here to view the 2013-14 school events calendar online. Printed copies will be available soon.
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