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 …

Cooke Elementary students and staff dress to the nines for annual “Denim & Pink” fundraiser

Students and staff at George L. Cooke Elementary School dressed to the nines in pink and denim on Thursday, Oct. 27 for the school’s annual “pink and denim” fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness. The yearly event offers students and staff the opportunity to wear pink and denim attire in exchange for a donation. This …

Second-grade students learn about voting with snack election

Second-grade students at the George L. Cooke Elementary School learned important lessons about the voting process during an election day activity in Ms. Kilcoin’s class. In Ms. Kilcoin’s room, there’s a large calendar at the front of the classroom, and on the square for Nov. 8, there is a flag with the words “election day.” …

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 …

Math + movement = learning and fun!

 It looks like any other normal day on the playground at the George L. Cooke Elementary School, with students laughing and jumping, doing their best dinosaur impressions and chanting in unison. But, for the second-grade students in Joana Dutcher and Danielle D’Agata’s class this is all part of learning important foundational math skills.   Over …

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 …

“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 …