One Stitch at a Time
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School fourth-graders are in the midst of sewing pillows as they delve into the Colonial history unit. Read more...
CET Students Sign Holiday Song at Singalong
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School students showed off a new skill at the schoolwide singalong before heading off for the holiday break. 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
A Caring Child
According to a recent article in the NY Times, researchers have found that instilling a caring attitude within children is more important to parents than their child’s academic achievement...
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
Renee Tanner, Social Worker
During the month of October, I have been doing whole class lessons on personal space in kindergarten. Personal space is a concept that is difficult for some people of all ages to understand. For a person to be at their best in any situation, they must have the adequate amount of personal space. Read more...
AVEDA has informed us that they will discontinue their program and no longer accept plastic caps and closures. They indicated in their letter to us that heightened awareness about the need to recycle plastics has been part of helping build pressure for curbside recycling of plastic caps resulting in improved recycling collection, processing technology and higher demand for the material across the industry. Keeping caps and closures on recycled plastic bottles will help ensure they do not end up in our waterways, oceans and landfills. Some Materials Recovery Facilities (MFRs) and municipalities are not yet supporting plastic “caps-on” recycling. If you become aware of one, you are encouraged to let them know that APR has announced a call for caps and closures to remain on plastic bottles, and direct them to http://www.plasticsrecycling.org
for more information.
If you would like to learn more, please go to APR_Solvingthe CapsConundrum.pdf This resource explains why leaving “caps on” is a good solution.
All caps and closures already collected will be shipped out by Friday, January 30, 2015 . Thank you to everyone who has so diligently collected and sent in their 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
Plastic bottle caps (rigid caps only are sent to Aveda where they are recycled into product packaging) may be placed in the red containers by the Multipurpose room doors
Events/ for Children
I SKI NY Free for Kids Passport is a program that allows 3rd & 4th grade students to learn to ski or ride this winter free up to 3 times at each participating ski area OR you can choose the "Learn to Ski or Ride" package. For more information visit www.iskiny.com or call (315) 696-6550.
Snowman Contest: The Croton Village's Snowman Contest has returned. There are two categories in the contest: 1) Typical Snowman and 2) Snow Sculpture (animal, etc). Take a 4 by 6 picture and mail or take it to the Recreation Dept. by March 15. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number on the back. Prizes will be awarded in both categories. The photo will not be returned. This fun family contest is open to all Village and School District residents.
Teatown Lake Reservation's Eaglefest is returning to Croton Point Park on Saturday, February 7 (rain date February 8) from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be children's activities, story telling, hourly shows in the Eagle Theater and Eaglet Stage along with many demonstrations and displays by 30 participating organizations including the Village of Croton. There are also 2 1/2 hour bus tours to various viewing sites accompanied by an expert tour guide. Please go to www.teatown.org
for general admission and bus ticket information as well as further information regarding the event.
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
January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Schools Closed
January 30 - CET Report Cards go home
February 2 - After School Program begins
February 9 to 13 - Incoming Kindergarten Registration
February 11 - Specials Showcase, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.; Snowdate is February 12
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.
Kindergarten Registration for 2015 - 2016
Registration for September 2015 Kindergarten will be held the week of February 9 - 13. To obtain a registration packet with appointment days & times, please call Mrs. Kooney at 271-5184, ext. 3212.
Children must reside in the school district and be five years of age on or before December 1, 2015.
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.
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...
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...
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 FALL 2014 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
We have the best kids! Behavior problems at CET are infrequent, however, they do exist. Children often get caught up in a moment and don’t always take the time to think about how their words and actions will impact another student. We continually look to evaluate the effectiveness...
Want to know more about the Common Core Learning Standards? Read more...
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Happy New Year from the PTA! We are looking forward to many exciting things that will be happening in 2015. Look for flyers coming home soon about Family Fun Night that will be on Friday, January 30th at CET. Also, the second session of food service will begin right after the February break. You will be getting forms to sign up your child at the end of next week. Our next General Membership PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, January 13th at 7:30pm in the CET Projects room. Please consider joining us and learning about all that is happening with the PTA!
As always, if you would have any questions please email us at cetpta.com
Croton-Harmon SEPTA is proud to announce that the Winter 2014 edition of The Advocate is now available on our website. Click here to visit our web page. Please check it out to learn about changes and updates in special education as well as the many wonderful things your Croton-Harmon SEPTA contributes to our school district!
Thank you to all of our members who enable us to do everything we do for our school community. We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and we wish you all a wonderful new year!