The PARP Reading Cafe and Book Swap is Friday, March 7th at 7PM! Read more...
Come dressed in your favorite PJ's with a pillow and blanket...and snuggle up to a great book:
CLICK HERE for the Parent-Teacher conference schedule. Evening conferences are March 20 and day conferences are March 26. If you had an evening conference in November, please give other parents the opportunity to sign up for an evening conference.
If you have difficulty signing up or do not have access to the internet, please contact Lisa Fitzgerald in the main office at 271-5184 x3214.
March 7 - PARP Reading Cafe and Book Swap, 7:00
March 13 - Third
grade concert, "One World Many Stories", for parents, 8:45 a.m.,
CET Multipurpose room
March 20 - Evening Parent/Teacher
Conferences, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
March 26 - Supt. Conference Day - Parent/Teacher
Conferences - No Classes for
March 28 - CET
PTA's Annual Dance Party, 7 p.m.
March 27 - Fourth grade Broadway Kids
performance for parents, 7:00 p.m., CET Multipurpose room
Save the Dates:
April 10 - First
grade concert for parents, 8:45 a.m., CET Multipurpose Room
May 9 -
Kindergarten concert for parents, 8:45 a.m., CET Multipurpose Room
Coffee with the Principal
Join us for our Coffee with the Principal meeting to take place on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 PM in the projects room at CET. The topic of discussion will be New York State Testing in Grades 3 and 4. Information to be shared will include: When are the tests given? What do the tests look like? How are the results used? Read more...
Dear CET Families,
We are beginning to plan for our 2013-2014 CET Memory Book. In the past, we have been able to fund the cost of the Memory Book through parent and business ads, and the generosity of the PTA. Through PTA support, each fourth grade student will be given a 1/2 page for their memories. We are extremely fortunate to be able to give this book as a free gift to all CET students. In order to continue doing so, we are asking your help in purchasing an ad.
The deadline is March 14th.
Click HERE for the Ad Form
Croton-Harmon Special Education
Parent Teacher Association
FAMILY FUN DAY 2014
Special Sensory Friendly Screening of Mr. Peabody and Sherman!
Saturday, March 15th at 10am (Doors Open at 9:30am)
Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas Read more...
Please label your child’s lunchbox and outer clothing including sweatshirts. Each year our Lost and Found is piled high with sweatshirts, sweaters, and coats that go unclaimed.
We are so excited to announce that the CET PTA’s Annual Dance Party will be held on Friday, March 28, in the Multipurpose room at CET. Suffice it to say, we have all had enough of this cold winter - so this year’s theme will be A Beach Party!
This year CET will continue to participate in the Labels for Education program. Through the program we can collect UPCs from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise. Read more...
Please click on the picture above for the CET After School Program Brochure and Class Descriptions. Registration has passed; this is for reference only.
Special Request from the CET Library:
Please, we are BEGGING you: if your child has water in his/her backpack, please put their return library books in a ziplock baggie or other recycled plastic bag. We are losing many treasured books, some out of print, from water damage.
Melissa Heckler & Theresa Rossini
The 2014 Experience Science & Innovation Annual Fair will be held on Thursday, May 8th, at the Croton Harmon High School from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
You might remember that last year we introduced an Innovations section
for our young inventors. This was well received by all and we were
amazed at the creativity and great ideas that were introduced. Our
young inventors ranged from 1st grade to 12th grade. Once again, we
will feature our young innovators. If you are a student scientist and
want to showcase your invention, come show your invention at the fair. Read more...
Information on the Lunch/Recess Program
Some things to note:
The lunch/recess period is 45 minutes. Students have about 20-25 minutes to eat and 20-25 minutes to play. Students go to recess before lunch. Read more...
Kindergarten Registration for 2014 - 2015
To request a registration packet, please call Mrs. Kooney in the CET Principal’s Office (271-5184 ext. 3212). Registration will be held the week of February 10 - 14 by appointment only. Please refer to the registration packet for dates and times.
Click here for the new Form for New Students for the K12 Alerts Notification System
Updating your and your child’s information in the K12 Alerts system:
To be sure we have the most up-to-date information for you and your child, you may access K12 Alerts by either logging on to the CET Homepage where you will find “Parent Portal/K12Alerts” or by accessing the Croton-Harmon School District’s Homepage and clicking on “Parent and Resident Portal/K12Alerts”. Once you log in to the K-12 Alert System, you will be able to make any necessary changes to your or your child’s information.
Bottle caps for Aveda: Bring in bottle caps and help save the environment! There is a bin near the Multi-Purpose Room to put your caps in. Together with 1700 schools, Aveda has been able to recycle over 700,000 pounds of caps - preventing approximately 81 million caps from entering our waterways and landfills. Click here for more information.
PTA Coffee Presentation on
the 2014 New York State Assessments for Grades 3 and 4
Please click on the image below for Mrs. Maloney's Power Point Presentation
PTA Coffee Presentation on
Differentiation is an instructional approach that recognizes that students differ as learners in terms of background experience, culture, interests, models of learning, independence as well as other ways. Looking for more specific information? Click the image below for Mrs. Maloney's Power Point Presentation
News from the Assistant Principal,
Mrs. Kerri Bianchi
I want to use my
next few newsletter articles to “turn back the clock” a little and provide you
with a more comprehensive understanding of our journey to the implementation of
the Common Core Learning standards that we are currently addressing at
CET. In order to accomplish this I want to go back to the very beginning
by giving you an explanation of Race to the Top, the initiative that is the
foundation of our recent educational reform.
Want to know more about the Common Core Learning Standards? Read more...
Click on the logo above for
Channel 77- Tiger TV
Do you know the C.E.T. School Song?
Does your little tiger cub need some Spiritwear? If you would like to order or have any questions, please contact Sarah Forth at 862-0467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Click on the picture above to view available Spiritwear)
We are fortunate that the CET PTA sponsored the Professional Lice Screening event in September. However, lice are constantly around us, especially within the elementary school age population. Parents have continued to phone us about new cases, and the Health Office has also diagnosed students in many classes. For this reason, I am asking all parents to keep checking their children each week.
From the Health Office
Gilda’s Club Westchester and Hudson Valley Hospital Center are partnering to offer Kid 2 Kid. This is an emotional and social support group for children (ages 5-12) impacted by cancer. This group meets the third Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 PM. For information call Miranda Dold (914) 644-8844 x 104.
Parent Library in the Health Office
by Judy Cohen
A library has been set up in the Health Office with books on various topics for parents to read and discuss with their children. The books cover a wide range of medical and social/emotional topics. Read more...
Please find below articles regarding social emotional wellness for students and their families.
Renee Tanner, District Social Worker
Everyday events can result in some children and adults to experience anxiety. When anxious, our body enters a state called the “fight-or-flight response” that releases chemicals that prepare us to either deal or flee from the event. Immediate symptoms included a reduced ability to think clearly, sweating, tensing of muscles, etc. There are many things we can teach our children to do when they are experiencing anxiety. Read more...
Learning to Play and Playing to Learn
Lauren Fischer, School Psychologist
When faced with the demandingness of everyday life, we often forget how important it is to allow our children time to engage in free play. Some of the factors that limit free play include: Read more...
Raising Your Child to Be Optimistic
Renee Tanner, Social Worker
A grateful outlook on life goes hand-in-hand with being an optimist. Looking at situations from a positive viewpoint can help students overcome setbacks and be resilient. Read more...
Promoting a Friendly Environment at CET
The CET staff has been working with our students to create a friendly and bully-free school environment. We have many programs that address creating an accepting atmosphere for teachers, students, and parents. Read more...
Counseling Groups Offered at CET
Every year CET offers a variety of counseling groups to provide extra support for children and families who may be in need. Read more...