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Fall fundraiser underway until Sept. 26

Help support your school! The Cooke/Rutherford PTO Believe Catalogue fundraiser is underway. Order forms and money are due by Sept. 26  see flyer

Cooke-Rutherford PTO welcomes students back! 

We are very excited to start a new school year! See what else we've got planned here.

PTO to hold Scholastic Book Fair on Sept. 16-18

See attached flyer for book fair details.


Join us at the Harvest Festival!

On Sunday, September 21, the Cooke/Rutherford PTO will be hosting the corn and hay mazes at Bethel Woods' Harvest Festival. read more

What "cycle day" is it?

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

Elementary morning music program begins Monday, Oct. 6

The fourth and fifth grade Morning Music Program will begin on Monday, Oct. 6.  Sessions are from 7:05 – 8:45 a.m. at the RJK Middle School.
A letter with more details will be sent to each student’s parent or guardian in the third week of September.

All fourth and fifth grade students are welcome to participate in chorus. Any student who is new to the district or did not indicate interest at the end of last year and would like to participate can contact his/her music teacher to learn how to join.

Questions may be directed to Miss Wells, the Morning Music Coordinator, at jwells@k12mcsd.net.

September 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]

New immunization requirements as of July 1, 2014

CLICK HERE to view information about new immunization requirements.

Video: How to use the EngageNY and learnzillion.com websites to help with your child's homework

Jan. 2014 - This resource will help parents use their child's homework sheets from the New York State curriculum modules in order to find tips and tricks that they need to better maneuver the EngageNY website (www.engageny.org).


In this video: A guided tour of a mathematics homework assignment for a third grade student based on the engageNY curriculum modules is explained by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Tammy Mangus. She explains how parents can use the information on the modules to navigate the EngageNY website, find useful information on all modules and use the LearnZillion.com website to further help understand the lessons of the modules.

Educational Activities for Parents and Students

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

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