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2014-15 school supply lists

Even though teacher assignments haven't been released yet, we thought you may want to get a jump start on your school supply shopping. Here are supply lists provided by teachers for the 2014-15 school year.  see supply lists [PDF]

New immunization requirements as of July 1, 2014

CLICK HERE to view information about new immunization requirements.

What "cycle day" is it?

HAPPY SUMMER!

Students celebrate with beach-themed lunch and celebration

As part of the school-wide wellness program, students were encouraged to walk laps and set goals. Students celebrated meeting these exercise goals with a school-wide beach day celebration, complete with a "fun in the sun" themed lunch created for the students by Chef Andy and his team.  see photo gallery 

Kiwanis Club donates books to second graders

To encourage summer reading, members of the Kiwanis Club visited Rutherford's second grade classrooms to distribute chapter books and remind students to keep reading.  read more

District-wide elementary concert showcases students' talents

Elementary chorus, band and orchestra perform a memorable concert.  view photo gallery

Kindergarten orientation full of smiles and fun

Incoming kindergarten students got a taste of what kindergarten will be like during their recent orientation at Rutherford.  view photo gallery

Library assemblies encourage library card enrollment

EPIC Program Coordinator Jane Sorensen can't get enough of reading and encourages all elementary students to take advantage of all that local libraries have to offer.  read more

If you have not registered your child for kindergarten:

Please call the district registrar at 845-794-7700, ext. 78905 as soon as possible! There are many steps to be taken before school begins in the fall. 
download brochure  |   download complete registration paperwork package (both are in PDF Format)

Award-winning illustrator visits KLR

Children's book illustrator Bryan Collier shares his experiences with KLR students.  read more

Farm animals visit KLR

KLR students got up close and personal with a pot-bellied pig, rabbits, chickens and tortoises on May 15.  see photo gallery

Kindergarten students plant "seeds of learning"

KLR kindergarten students planted marigold seeds as part of their lessons on plants. Students loved getting their hands dirty!  see photo gallery

KLR names April Students of the Month

Congratulations to the KLR Students of the Month! see story

Buddies = successful students!

Fifth grade and first grade buddies worked together on fun math projects. see photo gallery

Arborist visits first graders

Rutherford's first graders learned lots about the work of an arborist, as well as cool facts about trees and more at a recent assembly.  see photo gallery

Rutherford students "got grit and won't quit"

KLR teachers remind students that hard work pays off.   read more

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

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.

June 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.

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

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