EPIC to host Parent Café on gratitude on Tuesday, Nov. 22 via Zoom

The Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program will host a virtual Parent Café for Monticello families on Tuesday, November 22 at 5:45PM via Zoom. There will be a raffle and the prize is a Thanksgiving turkey with all of the holiday fixings. In addition, three Dunkin Donuts gifts cards will be raffled off. The event …

EPIC hosts “Cooking in the Classroom” activity

Anyone who has read the classic children’s book knows what happens if you give a pig a pancake. But, what happens if you give a bunch of pupils pumpkin pancakes? Students in Ms. Bright and Ms. Crofoot’s class found out last week! Jane Sorensen, the Family Engagement Program Manager for the Every Person Influences Children …

Firefighters visit Chase and Cooke students for Fire Prevention Week

Members of the Wurtsboro Fire Department and Monticello Fire Department visited students at the Emma C. Chase Elementary School and George L. Cooke Elementary School for Fire Prevention Week. Students learned important tips about fire safety. Aside from the old standby of “stop, drop and roll,” they also learned the importance of checking smoke detector …

Upcoming surveys will help support student growth

The Monticello Central School District is committed to providing a holistic education that ensures each student is future-ready by providing empowering educational experiences, while cultivating a culture that emphasizes kindness and respect (see Board goals). To that end, the district has partnered with Panorama Education, an educational data platform, to assist in identifying how we …

Fifth-grade visits Storm King Art Center

Emma C. Chase Elementary School Art Teacher, Laurie Kilgore, led Ms. Kaplan, Ms. Unverzagt and their fifth-grade classes through the Storm King Art Center — a massive, 500-acre open-air museum filled with an enormous collection of contemporary sculptures. Students learned about different sculpting techniques, artists, and how outdoor scenery brings a new dimension to artwork. …

“Go Home Early” drill will be held on Oct. 4; students will be dismissed 15 minutes early

On  Tuesday, Oct. 4, there will be a “Go Home Early” drill, as required annually by state law.  All students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than their usual dismissal time. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to pick up their child at school, or at the bus stop 15 minutes early.  There will also …

Another Cup of Coffee with Superintendent Dr. Matthew Evans

Do you have a great idea for the district? Want to offer feedback or suggestions? Have a question or concern? Just want to say “hello?” Join Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Evans for Another Cup of Coffee. During the times and dates listed below, staff members, families and caregivers of students are invited to stop …

Dedication ceremony held for the new outdoor classroom at Emma C. Chase Elementary School

The Emma C. Chase Elementary School held a dedication ceremony for its new outdoor classroom, a project led by Eagle Scout David Cooper. David is a current senior at the Monticello High School, and an alum of the Chase school. He worked with his troop (troop 92) to design and construct the classroom – six …