Teachers Teach Peers About Technology
After students were dismissed for a half-day, educators from across the district came together at Croton-Harmon High School on Dec. 3 for the annual Tech Expo.
A Sweet Start to the Holidays
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School first-graders got into the holiday spirit on Dec. 3 by decorating candy houses with their parents.
Third Grade Takes Audience Around the World
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School third-graders delighted parents with their Light the Candles All Around the World concert on Dec. 4. Read more...
Fourth-Graders Sing at United Nations
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School fourth-graders were part of a global celebration of children’s rights at the United Nations in New York City on Nov. 20.
CET Collects Food for Local Families
Looking to make a real impact in the local community, Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School continued its annual tradition of partnering with the Croton Caring Committee to collect food for families in need this Thanksgiving.
First-Graders Share Thanksgiving Meal
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School first-graders embodied the spirit of giving and sharing during the annual Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 21. 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...
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.
Our 4th grade chorus will perform at
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland
at the Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla.
on this Thursday, December 18, at 5:00PM!
The venue is all outdoors, with the Parks Showmobile available as weather permits. Entertainment such as Ice Sculpting, storytelling, strolling entertainment, a light show, outdoor ice skating rink, hay rides and food vendors will be part of the festivities. Our chorus will perform our Winter Concert program as part of the celebration.
Come show your support and have some fun!!!
- Winter Concertfor Parents, 8:45 a.m.,
CET Multipurpose Room
December 22 - January 2 -
Holiday Recess, Schools Closed
January 5 -
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Schools Closed
January 30 -
CET Report Cards go home
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.
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
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.
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
Social and Emotional Learning is such a critical part of your child’s education at CET. I would like to use the next two newsletter articles to provide you with some background on current Character Education programs and share some new ideas with you....
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
Our next PTA General Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the CET Projects Room! Hope to see you there! As always, if you would have any questions please email us at cetpta.com
Please join Croton-Harmon SEPTA for our upcoming presentation, Harnessing ADHD for Success: Beyond Medication and Therapy
, presented by Aaron D. Smith, MS, LMSW, an ADHD Achievement Strategist and Motivational Coach. The special educational workshop will be held in the CHHS Community Room on Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00pm.
His presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Please join us!
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.