Please be aware that the elementary schools’ evening parent/teacher conference night previously scheduled for March 30 has been changed to Thursday, April 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Read more
Print out this flyer and take it to McDonald’s on route 42 on Tuesday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. Part of the proceeds from your order will go toward the Cooke-Rutherford PTO. The flyer must be presented to qualify!
Teaching Assistant, Kelly Krier Rodriguez, and a group of remarkable students were recently honored as KLR's employee and students of the month. Read more
The next reading party at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School will take place on March 2 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Read more
The Little Farm Show is a musical extravaganza about farming, food, and the environment. This family performance is presented by the NACL Theatre, an award-winning theatre ensemble based in the Catskills. The show will take place on Mar. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Rutherford multipurpose room. Read more
Kindergarten registration will be taking place Feb. 27-Mar. 3 and Mar. 13-16 by appointment only. Please make sure to call the registrar's office early at 845-794-0128, ext. 78905 to make an appointment. Learn more | Download Parent's Guide to Kindergarten [PDF]
Second-grade KLR students took a field trip to a local farm during our area's most beautiful month: October. Read more
It's been said that you reap what you sow. If that old adage holds true, these second-grade students will have some beautiful tulips, daffodils and hyacinths to admire come spring. Read more
Second grade students were thrilled to gather in the auditorium to receive story books about friendship and anti-bullying from the Kiwanis Club of Monticello. Read more
Monty the Panther spent the entire first day of school prowling the halls of all of the district's schools to welcome back all of our students. Click here to watch the video and see Monty in action, hear welcome back messages from each of our principals and to check in with our students on how their first day went.
The Cooke-Rutherford PTO is searching for volunteers during the book fair. Please contact Erinn at 665-9423 or Sue at 701-0125 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ajani Hooks and Ivan Pagan were among 45 students throughout the nation selected to participate. Read more
Every child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis members of the Monticello branch believe this, and have implemented a reading program for second grade students at Rutherford. Read more
The district’s elementary schools have been using Eureka Math, a Common Core-aligned curriculum, for grades K-5. Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to visit the Eureka parent support page to watch a brief video resource to help you to help your child become proficient in math.
Two fourth-grade students visited Mrs. Kozachuk’s first grade class to answer that very question. Read more
“I like when Mr. Prestianni comes into our class,” said C.J. Poitras, a 4th grade student at Chase. “Sometimes, people work hard in school and struggle and then they get stressed out. But, when Mr. Prestianni comes, he helps us learn how to relax.” read more
If you see a friend wearing their pajamas it may not be because they forgot to get dressed. They may have earned it. read more
Rutherford’s student-based Breakfast Packing Team is
serving up job skills while building confidence, manners and teamwork.
KLR fifth grade teacher Mrs. Billias and her husband, MHS teacher Mr. Billias, joined efforts to implement a senior/fifth grade mentoring program. read more
Rutherford now has a full time Social Emotional Wellness Facilitator named Lynn Selkirk who will be working in all classes, assisting students and helping staff maintain a positive balance with their workload, stress and feelings. read more
Breakfast and lunch menus are available online. Click here to download menus, or learn more about online meal payments and free or reduced meals.
The 2015-16 district calendar was printed and mailed to residents over the summer. To check for new and rescheduled events throughout the year, be sure to view the district's Google Calendar on the each school's home page or "like" the district on Facebook.
The Cooke, Rutherford and Kaiser schools continues to offer free breakfast and lunch to students. read more
To ensure the safety and security of all students, all visitors are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. Click here to read the Monticello Board of Education policies regarding visitors.
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!
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
To anonymously report a bullying incident or threat of violence, click on the icon and fill out the electronic form. This form allows individuals to confidentially report urgent and sensitive information to school officials.
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!