Welcome to KPS!

What We Are About

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.


From the Principal


The District Elementary Math Committee is analyzing our current math program in grades K-5.  We are looking for a math program that has a strong focus on problem solving, integrates technology, provides parental support, differentiates for all learners and provides real world problems.  Many teachers will be piloting homework assignments, lessons and units from different programs.   All the lessons are aligned to our curriculum.   If you have further questions, please contact your classroom teacher or me.


Tarkan T. Ceng



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

Everyone really enjoyed themselves during KPS' Annual Holiday Sing a Long. A huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Schultz our wonderful Music teacher! Happy Holidays Everyone!

Fourth Graders created Clay Owls under the leadership of Art Teacher, Krista Berardi. First shaping clay to represent an Owl, using tempera and pastels to color and decorate. Lastly, these young artists sealed their original owl with mod podge. Many Owls were entered in the FrOGS Art Celebration from the Friends of the Great Swamp in Patterson, NY. 

New Teacher Mrs. Judith Baddeley bravely receives her influenza immunization from Putnam County Department of Health nurse.  

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.


New Procedure to Report Student Absences

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, every parent/guardian will receive an attendance call when their child is absent no matter what the reason.  Parents/guardians will no longer call to report student absences. The parent or guardian will then be asked to send a written documentation of the reason for the absence with their child when they return to school.  Students should give the note to their teacher.

Student/Parent Handbook

K-4 Curriculum Guide

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 9
Board of Education Committee Meetings
*Education & Assessment--5:30 p.m., CHS Science Research Room
*Finance & Audit--5:30 p.m., Mr. Fink's Office at CHS
*Transportation & Facilities--5:30 p.m., CHS Library
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.
Monday, February 15
Presidents Day -- No School

Tuesday, February 16
Winter Recess

Wednesday, February 17
Winter Recess

Student Activities

Ms. Picca (PT) and Ms. Ostie (OT) explored "snow" motor group of Kindergarten students. They were working on building hand strength and visual motor skills through mulit-sensory play.

Every student in Kent Primary School was actively involved in learning Computer Science during the World Wide Event, "Hour of Code". Students developed their own Star Wars theme computer game to everyone's enjoyment.

Local Volunteer Fireman visited KPS sharing fire safety skills. Children were able to climb aboard a fire truck & view all the necessary equipment.

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.