Dignity for All Students Act

Click here to report an incident.


Croton-Harmon Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

Click here for more information on APPR as well as the plans for both teachers and principals.

School Calendar

Friday, September 19
SEPTA Board Meeting, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 23
CET Back-to-School Night (Grades 1 & 2), 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 25
Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 26
Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 29
Elementary After-School Program Begins

Today, 9/19/2014
High: 62 Low: 49
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/20/2014
High: 71 Low: 60
Mostly cloudy
11% chance of precipitation.

The Croton-Harmon Schoolhouse

 Click on the Croton-Harmon Schoolhouse and learn about all the connections between and among the District Mission and Vision and our students, teachers and community.

In the News...

Students Kick Off School Year with a Smile

The hallways of Croton-Harmon High School, Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School and Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School were once again filled with the sounds of lively chatter, openings and closings of lockers and happy reunions on Tuesday as the 2014-15 academic year got underway.

CET Promotes

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C.E.T will REACH for Knowledge

Respect Effort Acceptance Cooperation Honesty 


-7:00 PM- 
Back to School Night
CET 1st & 2nd Grade
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Click on the picture above for the District Color Calendar and Parent Guide

Important Dates

September 23 - Grades 1 & 2 Back-to-School Night, 7:00 p.m.

September 25 & 26 - Rosh Hashanah - Schools Closed

September 29 - After-School Program begins

September 30 - Kindergarten Back-to-School Night, 7:00 p.m.

October 8 - CET Picture Day

October 10 - Emergency Management Plan Drill, 15 minute early dismissal

October 13 - Columbus Day - Schools Closed

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.

Please Click on the Image Above For CET After School Program Regisitration Info


Picture Day Reminder
October 8th, 2014

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. 

Order your School Tool Supply Boxes today at www.schooltoolbox.com  

Supply Lists for the 2014-15 School Year:


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade 

Summer Reading Lists for the 2014-15 School Year:


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

 Registration for 2014 - 2015

To request a registration packet, please call Mrs. Kooney in the CET Principal’s Office (271-5184 ext. 3212). 

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.


We are having a planning meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 12:00 at the Black Cow to prepare for The Fall Festival.  We would love your help so please join us if you can.  This year's festival will take place on Saturday, October 18th from 12-4 PM at CET.

Please make sure to send in your Innisbrook orders by September 29th.  Also, please remember to cut out and send in Box Tops.  This year, money earned from Box Top collection will go directly to CET PTA Cares, a committee dedicated to raising funds through the PTA  which are used to help families in our CET community that may need financial assistance with school lunches and other necessary school items.



Welcome to a new school year!  For those of you that might not know us, Croton-Harmon SEPTA’s mission is to bring parents, teachers, students and administrators together to promote the best education solutions for our community’s young people with special education needs.  We are a resource for parents, we host a Speaker Series on topics of interest for the entire Croton-Harmon community and our Grant Program provides funding for innovative programs and resources designed to enhance the educational experience of our special education students.  We also host an annual Family Fun Day and publish a quarterly newsletter, The Advocate, with the Fall 2014 edition to be distributed in the near future.

Membership is open to anyone that is interested in supporting special education in our community.  By purchasing a membership, you support our Grant Program and enrich the education of our special education students.  We encourage everyone to show your support by joining our Croton-Harmon SEPTA! Membership forms are available on our website.  They will also be distributed shortly via a K-12 alert and will be available at our table at all Back-to-School nights.  Please visit us!

We look forward to a fantastic school year with you!

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.



What's happening at CET??  Read all about it in the September 19th, 2014 Principal's   Newsletter!

  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

At CET we frequently use the term “social emotional learning”.  You may be wondering; what exactly does that mean, how do we address social and emotional learning at CET and how does this affect my child?



A message from Asst. Principal,
Kerri Bianchi

Schools are responsible for teaching your child. But schools can't do their job if your child is absent. Learning builds day by day. A child who misses a day of school misses a day of learning."

Click here for some helpful tips on how you can improve your child's school attendance

Want to know more about the Common Core Learning Standards

Click on the logo above for
Channel 77- Tiger TV 
September 2014 Schedule

School Song & School Spirit

Do you know the C.E.T. School Song?
Click here for a printable song sheet
Click here to listen to the melody.

Does your little tiger cub need some Spiritwear?
If you would like to order or have any questions, please contact Anne Tyre at 
646-752-1116 or am71174@aol.com
(Click on the picture above to view available Spiritwear)

Health & Wellness

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
Renee Tanner

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.


Please find below articles regarding social emotional wellness for students and their families.

Social-Emotional Wellness

Lauren Fischer, School Psychologist

The Start of a New Year

  I am very excited to begin my second year as the school psychologist at CET! As I was preparing for the first newsletter, I wanted to make some general remarks about the new school year and a fresh start for your child. In my searching, I found a great article with advice to set up a kid-friendly workspace within your home...read more...

PAL Program: Protect A Life From Food Allergies Program
Renee Tanner, 
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


Parent Connection

Events/ for Children

More than 80 renowned children's book authors and illustrators will participate in the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival on September 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  at the Robert Bell Middle School, 50 Senter Street, Chappaqua.  Free admission and parking; rain or shine.  For a list of participaing authors or more information, visit ccbfestival.org/authors .

Museum of Mathematics located at 11 East 26th Street, Manhattan (between Fifth & Madison) has "Family Fridays" which are free hands-on events for the whole family.

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


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.


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.