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Carmel Central School District Mission Statement  

The parents, staff, students and community of the Carmel Central School District are committed in partnership to quality educational experiences in an environment that fosters mutual respect, values the uniqueness of the individual and challenges all students to become self-motivated, lifelong learners and contributing members of society.


Today, 7/30/2015
High: 87 Low: 62
Rain showers likely
60% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/31/2015
High: 87 Low: 62
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.

From the Principal

With Tears & Joy We Said Goodbye 2014-15.
We Wish You a Safe, Healthy, Happy & Restful Summer!

It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is upon us.  To look at the students now and compare them to where they started in September, just reminds us of how much each child has grown. Remember that we have all played an integral part in assisting these wonderful children to reach their academic potential while also fostering their growth both socially and emotionally. 

I firmly believe that this has been a successful year at KPS. We have had new staff (including myself) join our community. We also had new students and families join us, while we said goodbye to others. Whether you have been a part of Kent Primary for a few months or a few years, it is our intention to maximize the time we have together. This is accomplished through great teamwork that is supported through collaboration between the District and our community. I am deeply grateful to staff, parents, and most importantly our students for honoring and supporting our objective of inspiring, developing and preparing our children (as they must make the decision to pursue greatness) for our future while embracing the moments that lead us to it.

As we prepare for the summer and transitions, we must keep in mind that in the month of June there are 19 schools days remaining. That is approximately 10% of the school year. There is so much that is going on; however, learning and development must remain the priority. I encourage us all to be mindful of the remaining opportunities we have ahead of us and make our best efforts to capitalize on the time we still have together. One of our teachers used the analogy of running to first base. You do not slow down as you get closer to it but rather maintain maximal effort and run through it. Another colleague is practicing the mantra to “finish strong”.

While planning for closing ceremonies and reflecting on this past year, remind yourselves and those involved to finish strong! I wish you all an excellent rest of the school year and an enjoyable and safe summer.

Best Regards,
Tarkan T. Ceng, Principal 

4th Grade Music Recital was perfect!!!! Thank you, Mrs. Schultz! You are amazing!

Student Activities

Students in Mrs. Keating / Mrs. Pregno's second grade class wrote to their favorite author recently as part of their Friendly Letter Writing Unit. Guess what? Three students received letters back from them! Children's Author Jerry Pallotta wrote letters to both Daniel Burrone and Ruth Rock. Author Deborah Diesen sent a handwritten letter to student Elizabeth Nickerson plus sent her a book! Wow! What a wonderful experience for our young writers! Thank you, Mr. Pallotta & Ms. Diesen!

Pledge of Allegiance WHUD Radio Station visited KPS to record all students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Click the link below to hear Mrs. Chase directing all second graders. Continue to listen to WHUD to hear more students on the radio from KPS.


To Report a Student Absence

To report a student absence, please call
845 225-8441, ext. 454.

K-4 Curriculum Guide

2014-2015 Student/Parent Handbook

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 18
Board of Education Mtg., CHS Library, 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: The Board is expected to enter into Executive Session at 6:45 p.m. and the public meeting is expected to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25
Board of Education, Retreat, CHS Library, 8:30 a.m.
No business will be conducted at this meeting.
Thursday, August 27
Board of Education Building Tour, 5:00 p.m.
Building Tour begins at the District Office.
Superintendent Conference Day - No School for Students
Friday, August 28
Superintendent Conference Day - No School for Students

Recycling Program

Capri Sun Juice Wrappers earn money for KPS. The students at KPS are pitching in by recycling aluminum juice pouches. Kent Primary found an organization called Terracycle that will re-purpose these juice pouches into neat things like tote bags, purses and even pencil cases.  The best part is

KPS Highlights

Raz-Kids Animated Digital Stories are an enjoyable activity which adds to our reading practice.  It's a great place to listen, read books & take a short comprehension quiz. Raz-Kids is Mobile! Download it free from iTunes to your iPad or get it on Google Play for your Andriod Tablet or at the Amazon App Store for your Kindle Fire. Happy Reading!  Raz-Kids

IXL Math IXL is a comprehensive, standards-aligned math program offering unlimited practice in thousands of skills. One of the best things about IXL is that students in grades K - 4 can access it from school and from home!  Your child should know their user name and password. Practice math skills using IXL Math at home.