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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, April 20 - DAY 1
Tuesday, April 21 - DAY 2
Wednesday, April 22 - DAY 3
Thursday, April 23 - DAY 4
Friday, April 24 - DAY 5

 Important Morning Music News

Due to NYS testing, there will be no Morning Music from April 22 – April 24. ALL fifth graders will attend Morning Music on Tuesday, April 21. For additional information and schedule updates, click here for a calendar.

Cooke-Rutherford PTO Important News

The Uncle Jerry’s / Nature Vision Fundraiser is due back to school on April 22. If you are done selling you can send it back now. Thank you for your support.

Students are motivated to rock the test!

In order to ease any stress or anxiety students may have about their state assessments, the school hosted a pep rally for third, fourth and fifth grade students. The Monti Panther was there to cheer them on!

Super Duck winner announced

Don't ever let anyone tell you that little kids can't make a BIG difference. Congratulations to Anthony Mongiello who won the Super Duck trophy for the Jump-Rope-for-Heart event. He raised the most money in the entire school! Way to go, Anthony!

Spotlight shines on Ms. Taylor

Our next spotlight features Ms. Dana Taylor, speech/language pathologist at KLR. Congratulations to Ms. Taylor! She is a true example of Monticello excellence.  read more

Mrs. DePaula named KLR Employee of the Month

Elsa DePaula has been selected as the KLR Employee of the Month! When asked, her colleagues nominated her because she is always willing to help everyone: students, parents and staff alike! Elsa's smiling face is the first one you'll see when you enter KLR, welcoming everyone with a smile. Great job Elsa! You deserve it!

Photo: Assistant Principal Doug Murphy with Mrs. DePaula, Employee of the Month

First graders "just keep swimming"

First grade students had fun playing tag with scooters during their physical education class.  see photo gallery

Students showcase experiments during science fair

Grades 3-5 students worked hard on their science experiments for Rutherford's annual science fair, held on March 18. Congratulations to the students who were awarded prizes!  read more

Happy voices welcome spring at KLR

KLR first graders entertained family and friends during their recent spring concert. read more

Students display their artwork in a county-wide exhibit

The Elementary Art Show held its opening reception on March 13 at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville. Several elementary school students from the Monticello Central School District will have their art on display until the end of the month. read more

Fifth graders make commercial for Smencils fundraiser

Fifth graders at KLR are selling Smencils (pencils that smell) to raise money for their year end field day trip. To tie into the unit on commerce, Mrs. Karen Stewart had her students make a commercial to use in conjunction with their sales. The students worked with members of MCSD's technology department to create their commercial, which you can see here! Smencils are only $1.00 and can be purchased at KLR!

KLR students show off their WACKY side!

Students showed their school spirit in many fun ways on Wacky Wednesday see more

Lenape Tribe Native Pride Dancers entertain students

Students enjoyed a performance by the Lenape Tribe Native Pride Dancers, and learned some cool facts about Native American life.   view photo gallery

Morning Music - important information

The elementary Morning Music program is continuing as usual. Students are preparing for the All District concert to be held on June 9. Thank you!

Kindergarten students celebrate 100th day of school

Rutherford's youngest students celebrated their very first 100th day of school with special activities.  see photo gallery

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!

April 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]

Educational Activities for Parents and Students

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

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MCSD has zero tolerance for bullying!

To anonymously report an incident, click on the "NO BULLY" icon and fill out the electronic form. This form allows individuals to confidentially report urgent and sensitive information to school officials.

Questions & Concerns

If you have questions or concerns you would like to share, please click on the ? button and fill out the online feedback form. A district representative will respond to you within 72 hours. We welcome your input!

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