EPIC to host Spanish Workshop on “Love is a Powerful Vitamin” on Feb. 6

El programa Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) organizará un taller en español para familias de Monticello a través de Zoom el martes 6 de febrero a las 5:45 p.m. Las familias discutirán el tema “El amor es una vitamina poderosa”. El taller será presentado por Marta Mangual. El evento es gratis, pero se necesita registrarse. …

Update from Superintendent Evans re: remaining snow days

Español Dear Monticello CSD Community Member,  I hope this letter finds you healthy and well.  As of today, the district has four (4) emergency closure days remaining for this school year.  Should these remaining four days be used for emergency closures or “snow days,” we will switch schools to remote instruction on any emergency closure …

Help us improve our communication! District invites families to complete communication survey

Español As part of its goal to to build authentic relationships rooted in trust, transparency and two-way communication with all constituents, the Monticello Central School District is asking all of our families to complete a communications survey. This survey will ask you about your experiences with communication from your school, as well as with communication from …

EPIC to host Spanish Workshop on “Fostering Emotional Growth” on Jan. 23

El programa Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) organizará un taller en español para familias de Monticello a través de Zoom el martes 23 de enero a las 5:45 p.m. vía Zoom. Las familias discutirán el tema de “Fomentar el crecimiento emocional”. El taller será presentado por Marta Mangual. El evento es gratis, pero se necesita …

Kindergarten registration will take place in March

Español Monticello Central School District 2024/25 Kindergarten Registration will take place on the following dates, and your child must accompany you to register: Chase students:  at the Emma Chase Elementary School on March 25 Cooke students:  at 22 St. John Street on March 20, 21, 22.  Please call (845) 794-7700, x 78905 to set up …

Students watch cereal donations turn to dominos

Emma C. Chase Elementary School’s backpack program has enough cereal to last through April, thanks to the generosity of the Chase community. Throughout the month of December, classes competed to see who could donate the most boxes of cereal. Just before the break, the entire school gathered in the gymnasium to hear Library Media Specialist …

Join Superintendent Evans for Open Office Hours

In an effort to provide a convenient avenue for community connections, Superintendent Evans has scheduled a series of virtual “Open Office Hours.” During these dates and times, Superintendent Evans will be available via Zoom to chat with community members about suggestions, concerns or feedback. No appointment is necessary, although attendees may have a brief wait …

Board of Education appoints Tokinma Killins as the district’s new director of counseling, SEL and student services

The Monticello Central School District is thrilled to welcome Tokinma Killins as the district’s new director of counseling, social-emotional learning (SEL) and student services! The Board of Education officially appointed Ms. Killins to the position at the Nov. 2 meeting. “I’m excited about all the new learning opportunities and challenges that come with navigating new …

Elementary students learn powerful lessons on becoming sweethearts and heroes

Students in all three Monticello Central School District Elementary Schools learned powerful lessons about hope, empathy, and advocacy thanks to Sweethearts and Heroes. According to the organization, Sweethearts & Heroes is a student empowerment and empathy activation team that aims to prevent bullying and suicide with a focus on the basic components of social-emotional learning …

Chase students reimagine John Lennon’s “Real Love”

In early November, fourth and fifth-grade students at the Emma C. Chase Elementary School participated in an assembly facilitated by the John Lennon Real Love Project (JLRLP). According to the organization’s website, the JLRLP is a “visionary songwriting workshop in which participants compose their own songs and sing their truth.” During the workshop, students learned …