Kindergarten Program Sets Example
Croton-Harmon residents know Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School’s kindergarten program is an exceptional one, and other districts are taking interest.
Parents Tackle CET Math
Parents swapped seats with their children on Feb. 25 for a Principal’s Coffee focusing on the math curricula and resources available outside of the classroom.
Broadway Comes to CET
Tunes from five well-known Broadway musicals — “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” “Peter Pan” and “Rocky” — are coming to Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School’s stage on Wednesday, March 25. Read more...
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.
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.
Lauren Fischer, School Psychologist
Creating a Positive Self-Image
Oftentimes, people begin to think about self-image affecting children during their adolescent years because, as you know, this is when children start to express themselves in a more outwardly manner.
PAL Program: Protect A Life From Food Allergies Program
District Social Worker
-Dear CET Families-
For the past several years, CET has established the PAL Program: Protect A Life From Food Allergies Program where lunch tables are set up in the Multipurpose Room for students who have severe allergies and must sit at an allergy table....
PAL Program Form
Spring Is Sprung!
Renee Tanner, Social Worker
Now that we have forwarded the clocks ahead one hour, the days are longer and the nights are lighter. Spring is finally here after a very difficult winter. It’s important for children to get outside and soak in the warm weather and sun.
AVEDA has informed us that they will discontinue their program and no longer accept plastic caps and closures...
CET & the PTA collect the following items:
Boxtops (found on participating products such as General Mills, Betty Crocker & Ziploc) may be placed in the newly painted orange & black mailbox in the front foyer of CET
Labels for Education (found on participating products such as Campbell’s, Post, Glad & Bic) may be placed in the collection box outside the Principal’s Office
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...
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...
CET MEMORY BOOK 2015
As a result of all the snow days and delays, completed ads are now due by April 10 th
. This is the last day that ads will be accepted.
2015 Experience Science, Technology &
Innovation Annual Fair
Event Flyer & Sign Up
Save the Date:
-Thursday, May 7-
at the Croton Harmon High School from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For any changes, please contact
is now CLOSED.
Lisa Fitzgerald at (914) 271-5184 x 3214
March 24 - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
March 25 - Broadway Kids Parent Performance, 7:00 p.m., CET Multipurpose room
March 30 to April 6 - Spring Recess, Schools Closed
April 7 - Classes Resume
April 14, 15, 16 - NYS ELA Tests, Grades 3-8
April 17, 20, 21 - NYS ELA Make-up Tests
April 22, 23, 24 - NYS Math Tests, Grades 3-8
April 27, 28, 29 - NYS Math Make-up Tests
Important Message from The After School Program Director:
The Winter/Spring After School Program
will begin on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd
not on January 26th as printed on the official school district calendar. The program will run 10 weeks for regular classes with an additional 2 weeks for any make-up classes.
Please Click on the Image Above For CET After School Program Registration Info.
Apply for the Fran Perez After School Program Memorial Scholarship Fund 2014 – 2015
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.
If you are moving, either within Croton or out of the area, please be sure
to contact the Principal's office and speak with Mrs. Kooney (271-5184 x 3212)
as soon as you know your plans.
2014 National Blue Ribbon Award
-Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary-
We are all very proud of being designated as an Exemplary High Performing school.
CLICK HERE to view the CET Special Area Winter 2015 Newsletter. For more specific information, click at the top of the CET Website, where it says "Grade Level/Dept."
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
A Close look at the NYS ELA Exam
This year the 3 rd and 4 th grade NYS ELA (English Language Arts) tests will be administered from Tuesday, April 14 th -Thursday April, 16 th . The tests will take place each morning over the 3 days.
Want to know more about the Common Core Learning Standards? Read more...
Click on the logo above for
Channel 77- Tiger TV
Latest Show Schedule
Based on parent feedback, Kelly Maloney scheduled a second, evening Principal's Coffee for parents to get information about the Common Core Learning Standards and Math in Grades 1-4. We would like to say a huge Thank You to the teachers who spent time preparing grade specific lessons- Patricia Lynch, Gina Glynn, Denise Baker, Jenna Hamilton, Linda Reich, Craig Campanaro, Tara Arturi and Christina Pegna. The PTA really appreciates you spending your evening with us!
Once again this year, CET will be participating in PARP, Parents As Reading Partners, with several events scheduled in March. To kick PARP off, on March 11th and 12th, a new program called CET Library Expedition Tours is being held. Kids will get to investigate the library and discover all that it has to offer! On March 19th, there will be an Author Presentation by Trudy Ludwig for Grades 1-4 and on March 19th and 20th, Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will visit our Kindergarteners! Please look for the flyers that will be coming home soon detailing all of the fun events scheduled for PARP!
As always, if you would have any questions please email us at cetpta.com
Croton-Harmon SEPTA is proud to announce our second annual Family Fun Day at WeeZee The Science of Play
on Saturday, March 14th! WeeZee is a play, fitness and learning facility for children from birth to 12, of all abilities. They use sensory-science to create a world of sensory experiences that improve academic and athletic performance and enhance social relationship for all children. Our Family Fun Day will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at a reduced rate. Preregistration required. Please refer to the flyer that was sent home last week or get an extra copy at the Welcome Center. Please register early.