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.


Today, 5/26/2015
High: 85 Low: 64
Chance thunderstorms
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/27/2015
High: 82 Low: 67
Chance thunderstorms
40% chance of precipitation.

From the Principal

It is hard to believe that we are in the final trimester of our school year.  It is wonderful to look back and see how much has been accomplished this year.  It is even more exciting that we are still going strong with the momentum that has been created by everyone’s efforts.

Grades 3 and 4 will be taking the NYS English Language Arts Assessment April 14-16 and the NYS Math assessment April 22-24.  The New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) will also be administered throughout the month of April and May. I ask that (as always) students are well rested before coming to school and have a healthy breakfast.

I hope you all have a wonderful month as the April showers turn into May flowers.

Best regards,
Tarkan T. Ceng


KPS is totally AMAZED with their guest Artist, Rob Surette! The Amazing Hero Art multi-media presentation absolutely inspired everyone in the audience! Thank you, Rob for a most inspirational assembly!

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!

New ESL Teacher, Mrs. Solimine celebrates Read Across America with her first graders. Students loved wearing Dr. Seuss Hats as they read, I Will Read!

Retired CCSD Kindergarten Teacher, Joan Newman, generously donated her time, talents plus all supplies in Mrs. Connors / Mrs. Burton's study of four letter words. Students brainstormed positive words to use to create beautiful word pillows.

Thank you, Mrs. Newman!

Kent Primary School participated in the Worldwide Event: Hour of Code: Students practiced basic coding skills in the Media Center. Visit {http://code.org} for more information.

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, May 26
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 regular public meeting is expected to resume at 7:30 p.m.
Wed, May 27 - Fri, May 29
NYS Science Performance Exam, Gr. 4 & 8
Wednesday, May 27
CHS Spring Concert
Symph. Orch., Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, GFMS, 7:30 pm
Monday, June 1
CHS Spring Concert
Concert Orch., Carmel Chorus, Concert Band, GFMS, 7:30 pm
NYS Science Written Assessments, Gr. 4 & 8

Recycling Program

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 grade 1 - 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.


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

KPS has participated in the Valentine's for Vet's program for many years. Students created colorful Valentine's in their Art Class with Ms. Beradi as well as learned to be grateful for our Veteran's Service to our Country in their class. Valentine's will be delivered to Castle Point Veteran's hospital.