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Reminder: Photo ID required each day at student pick up

Here at KLR we are working hard to make student safety a top priority. You may have noticed that 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.

Pictured are two happy ladies, with the proper identification, picking up their students. We appreciate your understanding the importance of this policy!

Important notice regarding Morning Music

Elementary Morning Music will not take place again until after the winter holiday break. Morning Music will resume as usual on Monday, January 5, 2015, beginning with 4th grade chorus. Thank you and enjoy the break!

What "cycle day" is it?

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

Cooke-Rutherford PTO Craft Night has been postponed

Due to weather, the Cooke-Rutherford PTO Craft Night scheduled for Dec. 10 has been cancelled. Snow date information will be announced shortly.

First graders take creative approach to learning parts of speech

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

Parent University and EPIC to sponsor holiday celebration on Monday, Dec. 22

MCSD's Parent University, in collaboration with EPIC, will be hosting  a holiday celebration at RJK Middle School Cafeteria on Monday, Dec. 22 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Parents will participate in fun, educational workshops and create a special holiday gift with their children. RSVP to jsorensen@k12mcsd.net or 845-794-8830 by Friday, Dec. 19.  CLICK HERE for flyer.

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

Monticello Police Department discusses stranger danger, bullying with KLR students

Representatives from the Officer Phil Program and Monticello Police Department spoke with KLR students about stranger danger, the bullying, internet safety and respect for authority figures. Students left the assembly with two phrases to remember if they are ever approached by a stranger: “run, yell and tell!” and “if you don’t know, don’t go!”

Monti firefighters reinforce safety lessons

Members of the Monticello Fire Department visited with KLR students to reinforce safety precautions during Fire Prevention Week.  read more

Exploring lines, shapes and color

KLR’s kindergartners recently learned about shapes and explored how artists can use shapes and color to create works of art.   read more

NBA goodwill ambassador shares lessons of kindness

Students learned more than how to spin a basketball on their finger when NBA goodwill ambassador visited their school.  read more

Students are "driven" to sell more

Twenty-six students received a personal taxi ride from Principal Patterson and Assistant Principal Murphy after selling at least 10 items during the fall fundraiser.  read more and view list of winners

"Reverse Order" band shares anti-bullying message

Along with upbeat music, the members of the band shared their personal experiences with bullying.  read more

December 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]

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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