E.B. Crawford Library seeks people who like to bake (and eat) cookies for inaugural event

A message from the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library: The Friends of Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library are proud to host the first Holiday Cookie Bake-Off at the library in Monticello on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Bakers of all ages will bring their finest cookies for you to taste. Taste testers and local …

Cooke Planting Power

Mrs. Prestianni’s third grade students at George L. Cooke Elementary School got a special treat on Oct. 22. Social Emotional Wellness Teacher, and Cooke Garden Coordinator Elisa Mendels visited their classroom to teach them about garlic and how it is planted. After that, the students all got to go into the garden and plant garlic …

EPIC Presents “Ready, Set, Read!” workshops

Monticello’s Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a series of “Ready, Set, Read!” workshops to help parents help their children develop a love of reading and improve literacy.  Children are welcome to attend and EPIC will provide story time, crafts, snacks and other activities.  Workshop #1: Helping Your Child Succeed in School Wednesday, …

EPIC presents “Communicating with Teachers” workshop

Monticello’s Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a free “Communicating with Teachers” workshop for all MCSD families on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 at the George L. Cooke Elementary School. This workshop is designed to prepare parents for parent/teacher conferences. Children are welcome to attend and EPIC will provide …

Touch-A-Truck Day at the Cooke school brings community together

Students at the George L. Cooke Elementary School had the opportunity to learn more about the many people and organizations that work together to keep the Monticello community safe and running during the school’s Touch-A-Truck Day on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Representatives from a host of local agencies brought themselves and their trucks to the school, …

Rachel Blount named MBK coordinator as integral program continues to grow

The Monticello My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 2017, and Rachel Blount is poised to continue to expand this integral program that has been the catalyst for a wave of positive impacts on youth of color in Monticello. Ms. Blount, who is the Assistant Principal of …

Emergency response vehicles will be at Cooke for special event on Oct. 30

There will be a Touch-A-Truck event at the George L. Cooke Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Please be advised that during this time you may see or hear emergency response vehicles at the school. Law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency response personnel will be on site and working with students to learn more about …

Congratulations to our October Spotlights

Kudos to our October spotlights who exemplify this month’s Life-Ready skill of “Awareness.” These fine folks, submitted and described by their building/department leadership team, know that you can’t get to where you need to go, unless you know where you’re starting from. Read on to learn more!  Emma C. Chase Elementary School – Tamara Coney  …

Have some breakfast Sunday to benefit the Interact Club

The Monticello-Fallsburg Interact Club is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Monticello Fire House from 8 to 11 a.m. Adults are $7; children under 12 and seniors over 65 are just $5. This is a full breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bagels and sausage. The Monticello Fire House is located at …