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KLR Names March Students of the Month

Congratulations to KLR Students of the Month!   see story

KLR "upperclassmen" buddy up with kindergarteners

Some of the older students have been working with and getting to know kindergarteners as part of the "buddy" program at KLR.  view photo gallery

Students encourage each other to "rock the test" view video

"March Madness" comes to Rutherford

The Rutherford school community showed their true colors during spirit week.  read more

What "cycle day" is it?

When students return from spring break:
Monday, April 21: Day 1
Tuesday, April 22: Day 2
Wednesday, April 23: Day 3
Thursday, April 24: Day 4
Friday, April 25: Day 5

Kindergarten Registration begins on April 22

download brochure  |   download complete registration paperwork package (both are in PDF Format)

Spring fundraiser goes "green"

The Cooke-Rutherford PTO is sponsoring its spring fundraiser - Nature’s Vision: Fundraising for a Greener World.  You're sure to find something for everyone in the new catalog with more than 150 environmentally-themed products. Nature's Vision donates a portion of sales proceeds to environmental organizations that protect the Rainforest and preserve nature.

Your support helps us maintain programs such as craft night, school shows and more! We appreciate your efforts! Order forms and money due by April 23.   read more   

Morning music - spring update

Morning Music will NOT BE HELD on the following days:

April 1 - April 3  (ELA assessments)
April 14 - April 18  (spring break)
April 30 - May 2  (math assessments)

Morning Music WILL BE HELD on Monday, April 21, as school will be in session.

The All District Elementary Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. in the Arnold Packer Hughes Auditorium in the High School. (This concert was mistakenly listed twice on the calendar, and will NOT take place on Monday, May 19. Sorry for any confusion.)

Thank you!

Wanted: sewing machines for students

The MHS Dance Department has a vision...they want to introduce students to the many facets of costuming, but they need your help! They have teamed up with the Department of Family Consumer Sciences and the MHS Key Club and are asking families to donate their old or used sewing machines. Your donation of a sewing machine would go a long way toward helping our students learn new skills!  see flyer for drop-off locations

KLR holds annual Science Fair

Students share their very cool science experiments! View photo gallery and list of winners

KLR kids come together and become buddies

Sara Kozachuk’s first-grade class decided they wanted to become friends with some of the "big kids" in Joy Janusas and Joe Prestianni’s fifth-grade class. After discussing how to make new friends, the students decided to write a note to a new friend asking if they’d like to be their “buddy.” View the photo gallery of the "buddies"

Students learn lessons from "Something Ridiculous"

Special performers visited the students at Rutherford and taught them life lessons through fun activities. see photo gallery

Rutherford's second graders celebrate Greece

The second grade teachers partnered with EPIC to create a unique Greek experience for second graders. read more

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.

Please note morning music program cancellation policy

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.

Please read information regarding student health exams

Click here for information on state education law and "BMI."

Want to know what's happening in elementary art?

Read Art News from elementary art teachers.

Educational Activities for Parents and Students

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

April menus now online

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.

School events calendar now online

Click here to view the 2013-14 school events calendar online. Printed copies will be available soon.

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