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5th Grade Bowling Tournament
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Our traditional 5th grade student and staff bowling tournament was a Blast!  The Hawaiian Themed tournament featured leis, strikes, spares, and turkeys!  Staff members joined our 5th grade students during PE classes and together they bowled in this fun and exciting event.  We had a lot of high scores and high fives.  We are so proud of our 5th graders!
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*** 6th Annual MKES 5K ***
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The sixth annual MKES 5K was a huge success!  It was a wonderful day for our students, staff, and families.  We had over 150 runners and volunteers that attended this special event.  All the money we raised will benefit all of the kids at MKES!  This year we had a lot of students that walked or ran with their families and teachers.  This was awesome to see! ... more info
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MKES - "Tips-For-Teachers" - Service With A Smile
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES teachers and staff members recently traded places with the wait staff of Mt. Kisco's Rose Room. The team from MKES waited tables and served our families with a smile. The food and ambiance was outstanding. What a fun way to raise money for our school. Until next year everyone!
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MKES Cares About Our Community!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
We had another very successful Food Drive at MKES!  Our school community collected a tremendous amount of food and monetary donations to help support the Mount Kisco Food Pantry.  All of these donations will go a long way in 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... more info
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MKES Participates in the Mount Kisco St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES participated in the Mount Kisco St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 12th.  This exciting event featured amazing school spirit, beautiful weather, and an unbelievable turnout from our school community!  We had over 150 students, staff, and families come out to march showing their MKES Pride!   We would like to thank the Fox Lane Cheerleaders and our staff and ... more info
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MKES Pasta Dinner
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The annual Pasta Dinner, held on Friday, March 11th, was a huge success. Approximately seventy 5th grade student volunteers were well-prepared for the masses of families and guests who attended this event. They were true ambassadors of our school. People left having enjoyed a delicious meal and with smiles on their faces. A big thank you goes out to Rebecca... more info
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K-Pitrulle Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Students in K-Pitrulle celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by reading some of his classics. Class favorites included GREEN EGGS AND HAM and THE CAT IN THE HAT. 
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Kindergarten Field Trip to Westmoreland Sanctuary
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The children in K-Ortiz and K-Pitrulle visited Westmoreland Sanctuary earlier this month for a maple sugaring experience. The children learned about, and participated in, the process of making maple syrup. 
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1st Grade Scientists at MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
This week the Elephants and Giraffes practiced being scientists by predicting, observing and recording the number of pennies it took to sink or float an aluminum boat. Students counted in Spanish and English and discussed what makes objects sink or stay afloat. It took 134 pennies to sink our boat! 
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District Wide Staff -vs- Staff Volleyball Tournament
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Thursday, March 3rd, MKES staff members participated in a district-wide volleyball tournament at the Fox Lane High School.  This event was a fundraiser to benefit the Mount Kisco Food Pantry.  Our super squad of Mrs. Montenegro, Mr. Wein, Mrs. Amuso, Ms. Urena, Mr. Lopez, and Coach DelFavero played against teams from the other schools in the district.  The event was... more info
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MKES Family Fun Night ROCKS!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Family Fun Night was, once again, a fantastic evening for everyone involved. Our talented students put on a terrific show! A special thank you to Helene Rosenhouse-Romeo for helping to organize this event and for her hard work and dedication over the years. Please CLICK HERE for photo album courtesy of Mr. MorganTHANK YOU FOR THE GREAT SHOTS!
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Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off Assembly
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Carissa Duro from the American Heart Association came to talk to classes in grades 3-5 about the Jump Rope for Heart Program.  Our students learned how their donations help the American Heart Association through research and helping people with different heart conditions.  Students also learned healthy messages such as healthy eating, exercising everyday, and limiting... more info
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MKES Newcomer Parent Orientation 1/27/16
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Wednesday, January 27 MKES held its first newcomer parent orientation meeting.  Judith Aragon, ESOL teacher, was the special guest promoting her Digital Citizenship skills workshops in March.  Sue Ostrofsky and Kweon Stambaugh were also in attendance to meet the parents.  The purpose of this meeting was to discuss various important school related topics such as... more info
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Author Nora Raleigh Baskin Visits with MKES Students
Mount Kisco Elementary School
What a thrill for Mt. Kisco Elementary students when author Nora Raleigh Baskin visited our school on Wednesday, January 13! The visit was sparked by Mr. Ruggiero's fourth grade core group's reading and discussion of Baskin's Ruby on the Outside, a novel set in our own town of Mt. Kisco. Ms. Baskin's story of Ruby, a character who has just graduated from Mt.... more info
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Kindergarten Gymnastics Night
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Our kindergarten students and their families participated in gymnastics night at MKES!  We had a terrific turnout and our students had an opportunity to show their families all the gymnastics skills that they have been working on during physical education classes.  It was exciting to see the children and their families participate in many gymnastics skills together... more info
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Catskill Puppet Theater Visit to MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES welcomed the new year with two performances by the Catskill Puppet Theater.   In Sister Rain, Brother Sun, Sister Rain becomes jealous of Brother Sun and stops watering the Earth, and Mother Nature and the audience must join forces to save the day.   The Town that Fought Hate is based upon Janice Cohn’s award-winning children’s book, The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town ... more info
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5-DeSuza Celebrates Martin Luther King Day in Music Class
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Ms. DeSuza's fifth grade class sang about Martin Luther King's message on Friday, 1/15 in music class.  Please CLICK HERE to see video
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"50 Nifty United States" in Mrs. Rowans Music Class
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Every year the fifth grade studies the fifty states in our country, and they learn the song "50 Nifty United States" .  Mrs. Rowan challenges students to see who can recite the states alphabetically the fastest.  This year's winner is Mia from 5-P/C, who was able to recite all fifty states alphabetically in 14 seconds! Please CLICK HERE to see video
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MKES Winter Concert
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On December 10th Mount Kisco Elementary School had its annual Winter Concert.  It was a tremendous success!  The fourth and fifth grade orchestra and fourth grade band each played three challenging pieces. Their sound was clear and strong and filled the gym.   The Chorus of eighty voices beautifully sang three varied choral works with full clear tones. The... more info
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MKES Faculty – Lifelong Learners
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The MKES faculty is currently engaged in a yearlong faculty read using the book Dual Language Education for a Transformed World.  Because of the dual language bilingual education program presently offered in first and second grades, the faculty was ready for more learning in this area.  The thoughtful and provoking conversations and learning have truly been inspirational... more info
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Harlem Wizards Assembly & District Basketball Game
Mount Kisco Elementary School
An All-Star from the Harlem Wizards visited Mt. Kisco Elementary School to talk about hard work, the importance of education and the 2nd Annual Bedford All Stars vs. The Harlem Wizards basketball game on December 6th.  Mr. Space Jam impressed everyone with his basketball tricks and sense of humor. On December 6th, the BCSD community gathered at FLHS for an elementary... more info
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Kindergarten Thanksgiving Celebration
Mount Kisco Elementary School
As a festive culmination to our Social Studies unit on families,  Kindergarten children enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast. The day began with a precious performance in the gym, followed by food and fun in the cafeteria. ?Children and adults alike delighted in enjoying turkey with all of the trimmings. It was a wonderful morning for all!! 
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MKES Celebrates Veterans Day
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Happy Veterans Day from MKES students and staff! Donuts and bagels were given with love to those who have made many sacrifices for our country. A great big thank you to the veterans who maintain the 24 hour vigil at the Veterans Memorial located in front of the Mt. Kisco Public Library. These cards were made by our Learning Links students. Donuts, bagels and supplies were... more info
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MKES Kindergarten at the Apple Orchard
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The kindergarten students enjoyed a wonderful day at Stuart's Fruit Farm!  The children were able to see the apple sorting machine at work and taste a delicious apple.  Each child picked their very own pumpkin to bring home.  The field trip was picture perfect and so was the weather!
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*** MKES Alumni Play Field Hockey at FLHS ***
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Bottom Row (L to R): Nicole D, Ryen Skye G, Kelsey W, Kayla S, Olivia L & Paige L Top Row (L to R): Jackie S-W, Tania, Sara F, Nicole L, Gianna F, Danielle P, Caitlin B, Natalie B & Jordan C   Missing: Katie F & Kaitlin D-L
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MKES Community Garden Thrives
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The students of MKES enjoy their hands-on learning opportunities within our community garden. The garden is truly an outdoor extension of our classrooms. Take a quick peek at some of the curriculum connections and themes that our students explored outdoors while in our garden.   Pre-K:  Explored color, shapes and animals in the garden.  Planted radishes and cover crops,... more info
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Mrs. Ostrofsky Gets SOAKED!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The fifth grade students offered a challenge to Mrs. Ostrofsky that she could not resist.  The student who sold the most raffle tickets for the fifth grade car wash fundraiser would have the once in a lifetime opportunity to dump a bucket of water on Mrs. Ostrofsky in front of the entire fifth grade class.  Holden Wills sold the most tickets and chose classmates who also... more info
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Kindergarten and First Grade Science with Brucemobile
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Thanks to the generosity of MKESA, our parent organization, our kindergarten and 1st grade students were visited by presenters from Brucemobile, the Bruce Museum Outreach Program. These programs brought museum objects and live animals to the classroom, engaging students in an interactive, object- and inquiry- based learning experience. Our kindergarten students participated in the... more info
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MKES 4th Graders Have Fun at The FLMS Ropes Course
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On October 8th, the fourth graders went to the Ropes Course at Fox Lane Middle School.  We worked together to solve challenging problems.  Students demonstrated great teamwork and cooperation.  Everyone had a great time!    
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Local Heroes Visit MKES!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Every year the volunteer firefighters from our four local fire stations come to MKES to educate our students about fire prevention and safety. Our students love this annual visit and are eager to ask questions about the job of a firefighter. MKES salutes our local heroes and thanks them for all that they do!
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2016 Roary Committee Begins!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
This year's 2016 Roary Committee is ready to read and evaluate books eligible for the 2016 Newbery award. Using Newbery criteria, students will discuss and determine our own MKES Roary Medal and Honor winners.  Students meet during fifth grade Core Time on the stage and in smaller groups with Ms. Auerbach, Ms. Polos and Mr. Ilardi. 
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MKES Participates in INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Wednesday, October 7th, our school participated in International Walk to School Day.  We joined thousands of children around the world that also walked to school for this special event.  We had beautiful weather and a very good turnout from our students, staff, and families for the Walk. MKES staff members were stationed at a variety of locations around town on the morning of... more info
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A Night With Our Parents: Student Achievement and Best Practices
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Mt. Kisco Elementary parents came out to learn about student achievement, the process for teachers to make sense of the testing data, and the impact it has on instructional planning. The highlights of this evening were the presentations of our teachers, who prepared short instructional experiences that support student achievement. Although we had a small gathering of parents, their feedback about... more info
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K-Ortiz Welcomes Their First Mystery Reader!!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Mr. Salvatorelli visited our class and entertained us with a story about teamwork and trying our best.  Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman tells the story of a witch who wants to bake a pumpkin pie.  Will she and her spooky friends be able to pull that big pumpkin from the vine?  Kindergarten students found out how they did it!  Thank you Mr. Salvatorelli for reading to our... more info
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We Love Our New Field!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
THANK YOU !!! Bruce Whalen & our hard working BCSD Grounds Department for making our Circus Playground Field beautiful and safe for our students and MKES community!   The students at MKES were rolling with excitement to have their field back and BETTER THAN EVER! A special THANK YOU to our MKES Custodial Crew for keeping the field watered, cut and looking great!  ... more info
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The Fox Lane Players Present - Haunted Mansion Open House
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The Fox Lane Players invite you to visit their Haunted Mansion in the MLM Theater at FLHSHaunted Mansion HoursOct. 22, 4pm-9pmOct. 23, 4pm-9pmOct. 24, 1pm-9pmTickets available at the MLM Theater at Fox Lane High School
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5th Grade Open House at FLMS & 5th Grade Parent Orientation - SAVE THE DATES -
Mount Kisco Elementary School
FOX LANE MIDDLE SCHOOL Save the Dates 2016   Fifth Grade Open House:  Saturday, April 16th  from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon   Fifth grade students and families will meet middle school teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, and members of the parent association.   Fifth Grade Parent Orientation Meeting Tuesday, May 3rd – 7:00 p.m. Middle School Gym   ... more info
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*** FOX LANE HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING & SPIRIT WEEK ***
Mount Kisco Elementary School
PLEASE JOIN IN ON THE HOMECOMING/SPIRIT WEEK ACTIVITIES Click HERE for the Spirit Week Schedule of events! MKES Supports our Foxes! WE HAVE SPIRIT YES WE DO! WE HAVE SPIRIT...  HOW ABOUT YOU?!?! GO FOXES!!
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MKES Wins Picture Book Lottery
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Sophie Blackall, children’s book illustrator of over thirty books, including  A Fine Dessert and Ivy + Bean, recently held a lottery to benefit school libraries. Believing that this is the golden age of picture books and that all children should have access to the best of the best, she selected  ten new picture books that she believes every child should know. These include: ... more info
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Fifth Grade is Climbing to New Heights!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Our fifth grade students kicked off the start of the 2015-2016 school year with some team building in the great outdoors! As a grade, they visited the "Ropes Course" on the campus of Fox Lane. This trip requires students to work together to solve problems, while having fun and completing physical challenges! Many students overcame their own personal fears and reached new... more info
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MKES Alumnus & Fox Lane Musician Selected to National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Choir
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Fox Lane High School senior Benjamin Coleman will travel to Nashville, Tennessee in October to perform as a member of the NAfME All-National Honor Choir. At Fox Lane, Benjamin sings with the school Chamber Choir and is a co-director of the boy’s cappella group, “The Commoners.” According to Benjamin, “I got a call from Mr. Reisert, and was elated to hear that I was the first Fox Lane High... more info
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Town of Mount Kisco 5K 2015
Mount Kisco Elementary School
What a glorious day to celebrate the Mount Kisco Community.  Many of our students and families ran to show support for the greatest town in Westchester! Please CLICK HERE for more pictures from the 5K Race! Mr. Morgan captures the day once again...  THANK YOU!
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P.E. & Recess Equipment Donation
Mount Kisco Elementary School
THANK YOU to a generous and supportive MKES family for their donation to our school that has allowed us to purchase a lot of new recess and PE equipment.   Our kids are so happy!
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***MKES Fall Fest 2015***
Mount Kisco Elementary School
“Bringing Our School Community Together”   The partnership between MKES and Camp Kiwi resulted in another successful community event. Families came out in droves to celebrate a new school year in a very fun way. Children enjoyed face-painting, air-brush tattoos, mobile archery, lively music, and who could forget the highly competitive Gaga Pit. Families had the opportunity to enjoy some... more info
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MKES Faculty and Staff: Our Students’ Biggest Cheerleaders
Mount Kisco Elementary School
To kick off the 2015-16 school year, the faculty and staff of Mt. Kisco Elementary School wanted to extend the message of our Board President’s opening remarks on Superintendent’s Conference Day. “We believe in you. You are important. We will listen to you and care about you.” The teachers and staff threw an old-fashioned pep rally to motivate our students to work hard and treat each other with... more info
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Welcoming New Families to Mt. Kisco Elementary School
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Every year MKESA hosts an informal coffee to welcome our new kindergarten parents. This event affords new families the opportunity to meet the MKESA co-chairs and fellow kindergarten parents. It is also a time for Principal Ostrofsky to introduce herself to this group of parents and answer any questions that they may have. We had a strong showing of parents during this year’s gathering and we look... more info
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***FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL*** WELCOME BACK MKES!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
We are off to a great start. It was so nice welcoming our students and families to the 2015-16 school year. We look forward to a positive and productive 2015-16. 
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Draft 2016 BCSD MS4 Annual Report
News of Districtwide Interest
In conformance with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) General Permit GP-0-15-003, the Municipal Compliance Certification and Annual Report are available for public review and comment by clicking the link below.  All comments... more info


FINAL EXAM AND REGENTS SCHEDULE
Fox Lane High School
 


CELEBRATE ART
West Patent Elementary School
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Join us for a CELEBRATION ofART MAKINGin theWest Patent Elementary School Learning Garden 


Graduation Photos
Fox Lane High School
The official photographer for graduation is @Gradimages. Visit http://bit.ly/1BV2ALy to register & receive a coupon to save $5!