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

We are all thrilled to have Cynthia Fisher, professional Mosaic Artist back at Kent Primary! You might remember she assisted all KP students a few years ago in designing our lovely KPS Mosaic which hangs outside our building. Now she is working with all students once again creating another masterpiece which will frame the earlier piece. Students and Staff are extremely grateful to Art Teacher, Krista Berardi, KPSPTO, and along with the Arts in Ed Program who funded this Artist in Residence. We can't wait to see our students work of art hanging outside!

Mrs. Ostie's Occupational Therapy Group really enjoys Fridays! Students build all over body strength as they Commando Crawl down the halls of Kent Primary. Thank you, Superintendent Mr. Irvin  for joining Mrs. Baddeley's class as a special Commando Crawler.

Mrs. Byrd's 2nd grade class completed their non-fiction research reports with creative dioramas when they held their True or False presentation for family & friends. 

Third grade students in Ms. Treuer's class exhibited great teaching skills when they assisted Mrs. Carlson's kindergarten class log on to the CCSD Network in Computer Lab. Big Brother, Alex, helped younger brother, Iker, eagerly.

Congratulations to our wonderful Kitchen Staff! KPS earned the Commissioner's Gold Award due to all your hard work and dedication.

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.


For National Children's Dental Health Month, Dr. Dan Doyle, kindly volunteered to demonstrate effective ways to defeat the effects of sugar and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing and eating healthy snacks to KPS' kindergartners. We gratefully appreciate our local dentist, Dr. Dan! Students loved the presentation, especially seeing an Elephant's Tooth!

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, May 31
NYS Science Performance Test, Gr 4 & 8
Wednesday, June 1
NYS Science Performance Test, Gr 4 & 8
Spring Concert
GFMS 8th Grade Groups, 7PM
Thursday, June 2
NYS Science Performance Test, Gr 4 & 8
Friday, June 3
NYS Science Performance Test, Gr 4 & 8

Student Activities

Mrs. Roma's 2nd graders presented their Non Fiction True or False reports along with wonderful diorama's.

KPS Skypes Spain
KPS’s 3rd graders had the opportunity to learn from an Alumni of Carmel via Skype. In Mrs. Schultz’ Music Class, students met Bill Cooley, a 1993 Carmel High School Graduate. Bill is a multi-instrumentalist who lives in Madrid, Spain. Bill specializes in Medieval music, Sephardic music as well as Classical Turkish and Arabic music. Students were introduced to World Music instruments such as the psaltery, santur and the oud.  Students were surprised to learn that the santur had 74 strings and the oud is over 3, 500 years old. This Skype session was Kent Primary’s first Skype experience to Europe since receiving a new 54’ Skype Cart. Everyone involved believes it was a successful experience for all. KPS looks forward to many more Skype visits both locally and abroad.

Mrs. Burnell / Mr. Tompkins' 3rd graders enjoyed meeting their PenPals via Skype in MPES Mrs. Coughlin's 3rd grade class. KPS's new technology Skype Cart enabled two classes to come together and share lots of smiles face to face.

Students learned about Food Allergies in a fun, interactive and educational assembly. Thank you, PTO for organizing Kyle Dine's interesting visit to KPS.

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.