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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!

What "cycle day" is it?

Monday, February 23 - DAY 2
Tuesday, February 24 - DAY 3
Wednesday, February 25 - DAY 4
Thursday, February 26 - DAY 5
Friday, February 27 - DAY 1

PTO meeting and children's BINGO on Wednesday, March 4 at Cooke

BINGO logoThe Cooke/Rutherford PTO will be holding a brief meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at Cooke Elementary. (Please note: this location is different than what appears on the printed calendar.) We would like everyone to join us at 6:30  p.m.; the meeting will be brief and Bingo will start immediately following. Bingo cards will be handed out during the meeting and there will be an extra door prize raffled off to those who are there for the start of the meeting.

Fifth graders will be holding a bake sale fundraiser in support of their trip. Parents are asked to stay with their children for this fun evening. RSVP is requested.  read flyer

Kindergarten registration to take place March 23-26 and April 13-17,
by appointment only

Parents and guardians of incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to call the district's registrar's office to make a registration appointment.  CLICK HERE for more information and registration materials [PDF]

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!

Students build measuring skills using centimeter rulers

First grade students from Mrs. Mootz’ and Mrs. Kozachuk's classes explored non-standard and standard units for measuring length in a fun and seasonal snowman craft.  read more

Fifth graders use iPads to make a graphic novel

Students from Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Steich's fifth grade classes recently learned about graphic novels and completed an experiment using the scientific method. read more

Morning Music updates

Elementary Morning Music will not take place if there is a delay or school is closed.

Creating winter wonderlands

Mrs. Bright, Mrs. Cheng and Mrs. O'Sullivan's class got together to create Winter Wonderlands. 

This was a great opportunity for the kindergarteners and fourth graders to work together while celebrating the winter season.  Great fun was had by all!

Thank you Catskill Hudson Bank!

Catskill Hudson Bank reached out to support our school community by collecting and donating hats, mittens and scarves for students who are feeling the chill of winter. Pictured is third grader Andrew White enjoying his new winter wear!

First graders take creative approach to learning parts of speech

The Superkids reading program is helping first graders become super readers.  read more

Kiwanis Club presents books to second graders

A literacy partnership between Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School and members of the Kiwanis Club of Monticello put a copy of a free book into the hands of every second grade student at the school.  read more

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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