Message from the Superintendent of Schools

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

Information and Resources on How to Talk with Your Child About Death 

A child's capacity to understand death and the approach to discussing it will vary according to the child's age.  We have listed some resources that may help you talk to your child.  

Death and Grief: Supporting Children & Youth
Dealing with Death
The Child's Loss:  Death, Grief & Mourning

Our school psychologists, counselors, and social worker can also provide you with other resources and support.

Lauren Fischer, CET School Psychologist,
Glenn Klugherz, PVC School Psychologist,  
Eric Rosen, CHHS School Psychologist,
Renee Tanner, Social Worker

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

Monday, April 27
NYS Mathematics Assessment Grades 3-8 Make-up Test
Tuesday, April 28
NYS Mathematics Assessment Grades 3-8 Make-up Test
Wednesday, April 29
NYS Mathematics Assessment Grades 3-8 Make-up Test
Tuesday, May 5
PVC Incoming 5th Grade Parent Orientation - 7:00 P.M.
New Date! (May 5th)
Wednesday, May 6
PVC Spring Concert (Grades 7 & 8) - 7:00 P.M.
NEW DATE! (May 6th)

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
(Click on the picture above to view available Spiritwear)

Today, 4/26/2015
High: 61 Low: 40
Partly sunny
18% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/27/2015
High: 60 Low: 43
Rain showers
38% 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.

CET Promotes

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C.E.T will REACH for Knowledge

Respect Effort Acceptance Cooperation Honesty 


In the News...

Author Offers Tools to Combat Bullying
After children’s author Trudy Ludwig learned her own daughter was being bullied, she published her first book, “My Secret Bully,” which addresses how social interactions can turn bad, even at the elementary level.

Pancakes, Pajamas and Prose
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School first-graders and their parents donned pajamas on the morning of March 20 for a special pancake breakfast.

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.


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.

Health & Wellness

Click for Information
about Enterovirus D68 

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

Helping Children Overcome Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is the uneasiness or apprehension that a student feels before, during or after a test because of worry or fear of failure. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time; in fact, low levels of anxiety can motivate students to study and perform well.


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


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.


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.



For Croton Families:

Lauren Dorien, Children’s Librarian at Croton Free Library, created this bibliography about death and grieving. The books are behind the desk in the Children’s Room. The CET staff is grateful to Lauren and Yvonne Cech for their support during this difficult time.


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

Save the Date:

-Thursday, May 7-
at the Croton Harmon High School from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

New York State Bus Safety Poster Contest: 
The Theme for 2015 is “Bully Free Zone”



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

May 1 - Grade 1 Concert for Parents, 8:45 a.m., CET Multipurpose Room

May 14 - Kindergarten Concert for Parents, 8:45 a.m., CET Multipurpose Room

 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. 

Order your School Tool Supply Boxes today at  

Events for Children

**Events for Children**



2014 National Blue Ribbon Award
-Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary-

We are all very proud of being designated as an Exemplary High Performing school.

What's happening at CET?? 
Read all about it in the April 17th, 2015
Principal's Newsletter!

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 Math test will be administered Wednesday, April 22 nd -Friday, April, 24 th .  The tests will take place each morning over the 3 days.  The breakdown of the 3 rd and 4 th grade tests are as follows:



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

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Latest Show Schedule

News Articles about CET


Parent Connection


The PTA has two exciting things happening TONIGHT!  The Back to the 80's Dance Party starts at 7:00 PM.  Come with your family to enjoy totally tubular tunes, gnarly games, rad crafts and awesome food! Admission is $20 per family (food and tickets are extra) .The doors will open at 6:30 PM and baskets for the First Annual Basket Fundraiser will be on display!  Come and see what your child's class has created.  A HUGE thank you goes out to all of the class parents who helped with this new fundraiser and to everyone who donated items.  As always, thank you for supporting the CET PTA and if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us at


Please join Croton-Harmon SEPTA for our next general membership meeting on Monday, April 20, at 7:30pm in the Croton-Harmon High School Community Room.  We will be discussing our grant program, our speaker series and our upcoming fundraiser!

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!