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Space and Enrollment Advisory Committee Application
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Space and Enrollment Advisory Committee Application                                          A    A Board advisory committee is being formed to study available space,... more info


MKES FOOD DRIVE 2015
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The MKES Food Drive was a huge success!  Our school community collected many donations from our students, staff, and families.  All of these donations will go a long way toward helping so many people in our community that are in desperate need of food every week.   We would like to thank our students, staff, and families for their tremendous support!  Thank you... more info
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Ms. Salerno's 3rd & 4th Grade Art Classes Explore Their Interests!!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Third and fourth grade students envision great works of art, finding inspiration from their interests and imaginations. Students research and plan their work and then bring it to life through exploring materials and methods while engaging and persisting in the creative process. With the opening of the sculpture center, many students have been finding inspiration from architecture. The... more info
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Kindergarten Ortiz Welcomes A Mystery Reader!!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Kindergarten Welcomes Ms. Fuentes as the Mystery Reader!  Ms. Fuentes shared Abuela by Arthur Dorros with the children.  Together we soared through the sky peeking into skyscrapers, touching fluffy clouds and circling the Statue of Liberty with Rosalba and her grandmother, Abuela.  We all love adventures and to take one in our classroom is extraordinary!!!
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Child's Play Touring Theater Returns To MKES!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The Child’s Play Touring Theater returned to Mount Kisco for their encore performance. These actors and actresses worked with our students in the fall, and on April 16 the entire school enjoyed a performance of the skits they created based on stories written by our  4th and 5th grade students.   Congratulations to 4th grader Genevieve Wichman and 5th graders Daniel Berliner... more info
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Kindergarten Pitrulle and Ortiz Classes Celebrated St. Patrick's Day
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Leprechauns visited our classes, leaving footprints, a story, Irish soda bread and gold coins!!!!  What  a lucky bunch of kids!!!!
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MKES 5th Grade Pasta Dinner
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Any way you spin it, the 2015 MKES Pasta Dinner was a huge success. Service…5 stars, Presentation…5 stars, Ambiance…5 stars, and the food…DELICIOUS! Our 5th graders came out and truly represented themselves like ladies and gentlemen as they welcomed and served droves of MKES families. A big thank you to Candice and Matt Plumhoff for organizing this event,  along with the numerous parent... more info
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Kindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of School!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Monday, March 2 the Kindergartens celebrated the 100th day of school. Activities included making celebratory crowns, drawing self portraits of what they thought they'd look like when they are 100 years old, finding numbers 1 -100 and locating them on a 100's chart as well as counting out and lacing 100 Fruit Loops to create necklaces.
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***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR KINDERGARTEN PARENTS***
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Mount Kisco Elementary School Important Information for Kindergarten Parents   We are eager to continue the series of informational meetings regarding your kindergartener’s first grade opportunity for participation in the Dual Language Bilingual Education program.  As you know, we have collected questions at every meeting and have also received questions from parents. ... more info
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MKES 4th Graders Provide Food For The Homeless
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES fourth graders put together bag lunches for the Emergency Shelter Program. Our fourth graders made bag lunches for ESP's week at St. Francis and now they are contributing to the week at St. Mark's. The Emergency Shelter Program provides food and shelter for our local homeless men and women through a coalition of local churches and synagogues.  Under the direction and supervision of... more info
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MKES Family Fun Night 2015!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Family Fun Night was a night to remember. Despite the snow and cold, the evening was festive and MKES students put on quite a show. There was a little something for everyone. Dancing, magic, sketch comedy, and everyone knows that the night would not be complete without Mr. Wein’s class sing-along! This is such a special night for our students, families and MKES staff. A big thank you... more info
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Fourth Grade Fictional Narrative Celebration
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Wednesday, February 11, a Fictional Narrative Celebration was held during fourth grade lunch period.  At the celebration, selected fourth grade students had the opportunity to showcase the original short stories that they had written and published through an enrichment writing opportunity coordinated by Ms. Unger, Tiered Support teacher.  Students and teachers had an opportunity... more info
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Catskill Puppet Theater Visits MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Once again this year, MKES students were entertained and enthralled by the Catskill Puppet Theater and their performance of “Willow Girl.”  This puppet show tells the story of a young Chinese girl who immigrates to the American frontier. She finds herself facing discrimination in a swirl of other immigrants and cultures. But she possesses special gifts. She has been taught the healing ... more info
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MKES 5th Graders Enjoy Time In Our Library
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Mt. Kisco fifth graders flock to the school library during their lunch and recess periods. Our students are using the technology available in the library to explore their interests, to extend their knowledge and to build skills. The fifth graders also use the time to create with other materials and to help younger students who have library class scheduled at this time. These photos illustrate... more info
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5th Grade Works With Resident-Artist Kim McCormack
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The 5th graders are excited for the opportunity to work with resident-artist, Kim McCormack! The students have been busy researching specific characteristics and features of the Aztec, Inca, Maya, and Inuit civilizations. Ms. McCormack is working with each 5th grade class with the goal of producing their very own pop-up book! Mrs. Auerbach's class is creating their book on the Aztec... more info
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****Important FLU Information****
Mount Kisco Elementary School
There have been a few confirmed cases of flu in our school community and strep continues to be reported as well. Parents, please keep your child home if you suspect illness, especially if they have fever, body aches, headache and/or a sore throat. If you think your child may have the flu, please see your pediatrician for medical attention. Children should be kept home until recuperated. For... more info
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Kindergarten Gymnastics Night
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Tuesday, January 13th kindergarten students and their families participated in gymnastics night at MKES!  Our students had an opportunity to show their families all the gymnastics skills that they have learned during physical education classes.  It was awesome to see the children and their parents participate in our gymnastics stations which included tumbling, vaulting, rock... more info
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MKES WINTER CONCERT
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Mount Kisco's WINTER Concert was an event not to be missed!  The orchestra played three challenging pieces marvelously, including the Rosin Shine Polka, complete with foot stomping!  The other two pieces the orchestra played were Albert Platypus, and Mi Gallo.  The band played Frere Jacques, Synergy March, and Battle of the Samurai.  Battle of the Samurai was a... more info
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Kindergarten Holiday Show
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The kindergarten students danced and sang their way into the hearts of the audience.  "I Have a Little Dreidel," "Jingle Bells," and "Feliz Navidad" were some of the songs they sang.  After the show, family and friends joined the kindergarten classes to share some refreshments and good cheer.
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Author & Illustrator Eric Velasquez Visits MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES kindergarten, first and second graders were treated to a special author/illustrator visit on December 12th. Eric Velasquez shared how he became a reader and a writer as well as how he learned to draw illustrations. Mr. Velasquez also explained how his own experiences are the basis of his published works, Grandma's Gifts and Grandma's Records. Students were spellbound as they watched the... more info
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Computer CODING at MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Millions of students participated in the Hour of Code during the week of December 8-14, 2014, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Linda Magni, fourth grade teacher at BVES, visited MKES to introduce MKES students to coding on Thursday, December 11.  A small group of kindergartners came to library and explored the pre-reading coding programs. Our students were fascinated!... more info
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MKES 4th Grade Makes Lunch For The Homeless
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES fourth graders put together bag lunches for the homeless, who are staying at local churches and synagogues as part of the Emergency Shelter Program.  Under the direction and supervision of the school’s Community Connections Committee, students made three types of sandwiches, decorated brown bags, then worked together to fill the bags with sandwiches, apples, brownies, and cookies ... more info
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4th Grade Word Masters Challenge at MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
A number of Fourth Grade students participated in a Word Masters competition on Wednesday, December 3rd.  A group of MKES students in grades 3-5 participate in Word Masters, which is a national competition that tests students’ mastery of analogies incorporating difficult vocabulary words.  Throughout the year, students learn a total of 75 words and hone their understanding of... more info
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MKES Winter Bingo
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Thursday, December 4th MKES hosted its’ annual Winter Bingo Night and bake sale for students and their families. We had a full house, and some good old fashioned family fun. MKES staff, coupled with the high-energy music of DJ Mike Cutri, made the night fantastic. A special shout out to MKESA and those MKES’ers who volunteered their time to ensure another successful community event. 
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Colonial Man Visits MKES 4th Graders!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES fourth graders had the wonderful opportunity to work with Sam Ladley, the Colonial Man, for a two-day hands-on workshop.  Each day began with an assembly for all of 4th Grade, during which Sam dressed in period clothing, describing the daily life of both Native Americans and Colonial people, while sharing authentic artifacts with the children.  Students then had the chance for... more info
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MKES - 5th Grade Pancake Breakfast
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Our fifth graders had a fantastic time working as wait staff at Mount Kisco Elementary School’s annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 15th.  Fifth grade students were polite and attentive as they served MKES students, families and friends during this delicious fundraiser.  We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the fifth grade parent volunteers who helped make this... more info
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4-Herson Creates Iroquois & Algonquian Dioramas
Mount Kisco Elementary School
These photos are students in Ms. Herson's fourth grade class working on their Iroquois/Algonquian dioramas in the library. The students have studied these cultures and are including elements they have studied. They will present their models and share what they have learned.
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Harlem Wizard Player KING ARTHUR visits MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
King Arthur from the Harlem Wizards visited MKES. He was truly an inspirational role model for our students. King Arthur demonstrated some of his awesome ball handling tricks and shared a caring message about hard work, respect and healthy living. What a fantastic way to start a rainy, cold Monday!Please click on the LINK below to watch a video of KING ARTHUR at MKES!
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1st Grade Visits The Mount Kisco Police Station
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Our first graders took a walking trip to the Mount Kisco Police Station! Students learned about the roles and responsibilities of police officers in our community. Students had the opportunity to tour the police station and saw the court room, the control room, a jail, and even had the chance to sit in a real police car!
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The Random Farms Theater Group Performs at MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Monday, November 3rd, our second through fifth graders were entertained and informed by an assembly program called The New Kid.  The Random Farms Theater group, comprised of child actors ages 8-13, performed this musical play which encouraged healthy dialogue about the dangers of bullying, teasing and cliques.  This program was a perfect complement to our OLWEUS anti-bullying... more info
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Pre-K & Kindergarten Halloween Parade at MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Families and extended families came out to cheer our Pre-K and Kindergarten students during their annual Halloween Parade. Despite the cloudy and cool weather, the smiles on our students faces warmed our hearts. Happy Halloween!
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How Many Blades Of Grass?
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Some fourth graders recently took on a big challenge—to figure out how many blades of grass are on the field across the street from MKES!  After estimating and refining their estimates, students measured the dimensions of the field and calculated the area.  Then they collected and counted the number of blades of grass in a sample area.  They used this information to calculate... more info
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Child's Play Touring Theater Comes To MKES!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The Child’s Play Touring Theater visited Mount Kisco’s 4th and 5th grade classes for the second consecutive year.  After an entertaining group performance during which the actors presented examples of children’s writing, individual classes then hosted the acting troupe.  The children were active participants in creating a group-generated story that was then brought to life in the... more info
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4th Grade Visits The FLMS Ropes Course!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On October 21st, the fourth graders went to the Ropes Course at Fox Lane Middle School.  They worked together to solve challenging problems.  They showed great teamwork and cooperation.  Everyone had a great time!
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Ms. Prato's Pre-K Class Enjoys A Fall Harvest In The Garden
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Miss Prato’s Pre-K class had a great time harvesting carrots, tomatoes and beans in our school garden with Ms. Alexandra!  We even met some new insect friends!
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1st Graders Love To Read!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
As part of the Daily 5, first graders worked hard for 20 days to achieve their goal of reading alone for 20 minutes!  Hip, Hip Hooray!  1st graders have so much fun reading!Please click on the link below to watch our READING SLIDESHOW!
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MKES 5th Grade Goes To College!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The fifth graders proved it's never too early to think about going to college! On October 14th, they visited beautiful Mahattanville College for a tour, to meet college students, to eat some of the delicious pizza, and most of all to spark their interest in going to college someday. The kids were excited to see the sights and to experience life as a college student for a brief amount of... more info
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MKES Fire Safety & Prevention Assembly
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Every year volunteers from Mt. Kisco Fire Department come to MKES to speak to our students about their jobs and the importance of fire safety. Students began this experience with a fire drill. They next had the opportunity to see how our local firefighters would respond to a fire with their vehicles and equipment. The firefighters shared need-to-know tips about fire safety and provided... more info
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1st Annual Town of Mount Kisco 5K!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MANY students and families from MKES participated in this GREAT community event!!CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES
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International Walk To School Day!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Wednesday, October 8th our school participated in International Walk to School Day.  We joined thousands of children and educators around the world who also walked to school on this special day to promote the importance of daily exercise.  It was terrific to see so many of our students, staff, and families walk to school on this beautiful day!MKES staff members... more info
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2nd Grade Learns About Communities At BELLIZZI Restaurant
Mount Kisco Elementary School
As part of our  second grade social studies curriculum we are studying communities. The second grade classes walked to Bellizzi to learn about this local business. We were welcomed by Izzy and the Bellizzi staff, learned about the business, toured the kitchen, and ate delicious pizza!!
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4th Grade Takes Learning To Our MKES Community Garden
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Fourth grade students are learning about the interdependence of the Three Sister’s Planting and why the Native Americans choose these plants to grow together.  Students will discover the importance of food preparation and preservation through harvesting, shucking and grinding corn kernels. Students will also assist in clearing out the Three Sisters Garden, which includes harvesting... more info
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Cold / Flu & Enterovirus (EV D68) Information for Parents
Mount Kisco Elementary School
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MKES Fall Festival & 5th Grade Car Wash Weekend!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The greater Mt. Kisco school community came out in droves to the first annual MKES Fall Fest. A special thanks goes out to Camp Kiwi and our All-Star team of organizers and volunteers. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Families, friends, and the staff of MKES all enjoyed this festive evening. This community event celebrated the beginning of another productive year at Mt. Kisco... more info
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5th Grade Goes To FLMS ROPES COURSE!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
What a day! The 5th graders were fortunate enough to visit the Fox Lane Middle School ropes course on September 19th. The students worked in teams to conquer challenges, face fears, build trust, and make new friends. The smiles on all their faces, and the strong sense of community made that day a great success! Enjoy the pictures to have a glimpse at the days' activities. 
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Learing Is Fun in 4-Pease/Vidaic!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
In 4 Pease/Vidaic on Friday we had some special guests come into our classroom for a Singing Contest.  In our geography unit we are studying the seven continents.  For many learners when information is set to music it makes it easier to remember.  We had Ms. Unger share a song she knew about the continents and Mr Wein, Ms. Breeding... more info
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BikeRun Registration Open!
News of Districtwide Interest
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Team up with all five elementary schools K-5 for the FUTURE FOX themed Bedford Central School District Elementary BikeRunFUTURE FOX THEME - show your spirit and decorate your bike, your helmet, your face! Be creative!• Get fit• Have fun• Meet your future Fox Lane friendsOpen the attached flyer for more information. ...more info


Spring Workshop Series - DAPC and BCSD
News of Districtwide Interest
Bedford /Lewisboro/Pound Ridge Drug Abuse Prevention Council in cooperation with the Bedford Central District presents!  A Spring Workshop Series featuring local experts at the Katonah Village Library, 9:30 to 11:00AM!  April 22 Keys to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential- Paula Prentis, LMSW Bedford Hills resident Paula Prentis is an author and presents at national educational and... more info


Coffee and Conversation at Bedford Free Library
News of Districtwide Interest
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Superintendent's Coffee
  Parents and Community members  are invited to an informal gathering  at the Bedford Free Library with Dr. Jere Hochman, Superintendent of Schools, Bedford Central School District on Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 am   Hosted by the Bedford Free Library  32 Village Green Bedford, NY  


Informational Meetings on the 2015-2016 Budget
News of Districtwide Interest
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Attend a Budget Informational Meeting
  Attend one of the meetings to learn about the proposed 2015-2016 budget  from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jere Hochman and Assistant Superintendent Mark Betz. April 9 @ 9:30 am Fox Lane High School April 15 @ 7:30 pm at Bedford Hills Elementary School April 23 @ 9:30 am Pound Ridge Elementary School May 5 @ 7 pm at West Patent Elementary School May... more info


Advocacy Alert - Eliminate the GEA and Return School Funds
Board News Only
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PLEASE CLICK HERE to send a letter to the Governor and our legislators.   URGENT CALL TO ACTION:  Action in needed immediately!  Bedford Central and all school districts in NYS have only until April 1 to attempt to recapture millions of GEA (Gap Elimination Adjustment) dollars diverted from their school district budgets. Bedford Central taxpayers are urged to use... more info


*** MKES FALL FESTIVAL ***
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES FALL FESTIVALThursday, September 18th, 20145:00pm-7:30pmMKES Circus Playground Please click on the links below for more information! click HERE to VOLUNTEER! 
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MKES ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The staff of Mount Kisco Elementary School started the school year by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about this tragic illness.  In an effort to support the fight against this disease, the staff of MKES will also be making a donation to the ALS Association.  We now challenge the administrators in Central Office and the members of the Board of Education... more info
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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
It was a great opening day here at Mt. Kisco Elementary School this morning. We wish all a Happy New School Year!
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Join the Relay for Life at Fox Lane High School on June 6-7, 2015
News of Districtwide Interest
Relay For Life is the world’s LARGEST fundraising event to end cancer. Every year, the Relay For Life movement raises more than $400 million. The American Cancer Society puts these donations to work, investing in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. We’re fighting for every birthday threatened by... more info