Mt. Marion Elementary School

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Our Principal

Mrs. Carole Kelder



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Mrs. Carole Kelder



Dear Mt. Marion Families,

Spring is finally here, and after our unsettling winter, the children are ready for some warm weather.

It’s been another busy month at Mt. Marion. We welcomed almost 25 new faces for next year’s Kindergarten during our registration days at the beginning of the month.  Our PARP Breakfast welcomed Princess Leia and more than 110 students for a celebration of reading on March 20th. A great big “thank you” to our PTA for another successful Family Movie Night on March 17th. Families ate lots of popcorn and watched a great movie with friends…for free!!! 

Students, staff, and our PTA organized a nice appreciation breakfast for our bus drivers on Friday, March 24th. There was plenty of food, Miss Jen’s class provided some entertainment, and each bus driver received a Dunkin Donut gift card to get them started on those early morning pick-ups.

On March 23rd our Student Government joined the Student Government     Executive Officers from Morse, Riccardi, and Cahill for a field trip to the New York State Capitol. They were able to tour the Capitol, meet with our community’s Senate Representative, Senator George Amedore, and learn about the legislative process. The group then went to the Ronald McDonald House in Albany to deliver some welcome bags, supplies, and handmade greeting cards for the guests that reside there while their children are getting treatment in the hospital. They were able to tour the home that has 25 themed rooms for families to feel right at home.

On Thursday, April 27th, the elementary schools will be hosting the first of two Kindergarten visitations. The visit will start at 9:30 AM and will last about two hours.  The students will have an opportunity to meet our Nurse (Mrs. A) and Coach Glover (Physical Education Teacher). Our second visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th.  More information will be forthcoming.

 With the expectation of warm weather arriving soon, I am asking for your cooperation with helping our school remain consistent with our District Dress Code. This dress code was developed collaboratively by a committee of teachers, administrators, students, and parents. The dress code is in effect during school hours and at school functions. A copy of the dress code was included in the District Calendar that was given to all families. I will just mention a few reminders below:

  • Shirts: Shoulder straps must be the wearer’s second and third finger or more in width and should cover the midriff.
  • Skirts, skirt slits, shorts: Must be as long as the wearer’s fingertips when their arms hang straight at their sides.
  • Shoes: Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. For safety, please send your children in with footwear that is supported/attached to their feet (including their heel).

Please remember that SCHOOL IS CLOSED FROM APRIL 10 to APRIL 14 for SPRING BREAK. School is back in session Monday, April 17th. Remember, April showers bring May flowers!


Carole A. Kelder