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770 Embought Road
Catskill, NY 12414
Main Telephone: (518) 943-0574
First Floor Office Fax  (518) 943-5396
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 School Year

This March, Catskill Central School District will be conducting registration for students entering Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten in September, 2017.
In order to be eligible to enter Kindergarten this coming fall, a student must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2017 and be a resident of the Catskill Central School District. Please note that our Kindergarten program is a ful-day program.
In order to be eligible to enter Pre-Kindergarten this coming fall, a student must be four years of age on or before December 1, 2017 and be a resident of the Catskill Central School District.  Please note there is no transportation provided for our half-day Pre-Kindergarten program.

Parents who will be registering a child for Kindergarten or Pre-Kindergarten will need to provide certain documents at their scheduled registration appointment. Learn more...


CES Spelling Bee Winner Heads to Regional Competition

Mr. Matthew Luvera, Spelling Bee Organizer, Mr. John Rivers, Catskill Elementary School Principal, Dominic Lanuto, winner from CES, Ms. Alexandra Standish, Spelling Bee Organizer, and Mrs. Heather Schindler, Spelling Bee Organizer. Catskill Elementary School held our school-wide spelling bee this January with students participating from grades 4 and 5. We are pleased to announce that 5th grader Dominic Lanuto was our winner and represented Catskill Elementary School at the 2017 Capital Region Spelling Bee on February 7 at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady. Pictured here is our spelling champion with Mr. Matthew Luvera, Spelling Bee Organizer, Mr. John Rivers, Catskill Elementary School Principal, Ms. Alexandra Standish, Spelling Bee Organizer, and Mrs. Heather Schindler, Spelling Bee Organizer.


Hearts for Clara Ray

Student Council members Emily and Chase Allen present the Morton family with a check for $2550 Our Student Council raised $2562 to help an area family pay the medical bills for their baby daughter, Clara Ray Morton, who has a congenital heart defect. This was the largest fundraiser our Student Council has ever sponsored. They thank everyone who donated and helped raise awareness to make this fundraiser such a success. Pictured here, students Emily and Chase Allen present the Morton family with the money that was raised. As Clara Ray’s parents, Johanna and Craig Morton, both said, "The awareness of the congenital heart defects and the heterotaxy are so important."  Learn more...


CES Holiday Jam 2016

Teachers perform in CES Holiday Jam in cafeteria


Student Council Officers Sworn In by Board of Ed.

student council members and Board of education membersAt the November 16 Board of Education Meeting, the newly elected officers of the Catskill Elementary Student Council were sworn into office by Board President Kyle Lyles and Interim Superintendent Annemarie Barkman. After taking their oath of office, fifth graders Emily Allen (President), Devin Fitzmaurice (Vice President), Ian Fitzmaurice (Treasurer), and Gavin Near (Secretary) were each presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Board.
The CCSD Board of Education has sworn CES Student Council members into office for the past eight years. Read full article...


CES Honors Veterans

WWII veteran guest at CESCES honored local veterans on November 10th with two special ceremonies! The first for grades K-2 and a second for grades 3-5. At both, local veterans and active duty service members were our honored guests. There were remarks from students, staff, and guest speakers, as well as musical performances of patriotic songs. To open the ceremony, Mr. Rivers spoke about the significance of remembering the service of our veterans each year on November 11th. “Today we honor all of our veterans...who unselfishly placed their lives on the line for our freedom,” he told the students. Read full article...


STAR Students of the Month

Catskill Elementary congratulates our October Star Students of the Month!
First Grade: Kourtney Dragon, Armani Jackson, Joseph McGriff, Kaitlyn Praetorius, Destiny Riley, Madison Saulpaugh, and Brooke Schumacher
Second Grade: Juliana Catanzaro, Sean Duarte, Emily Heim, Garrett Jeune, Christopher Keck, William Xedis, and Justus Davies.
Third Grade: Aubree Kelly, Sasha Lemus, William Rogers, Caleb Saulpaugh, Forever Welch, and Jack Schroader.
Fourth Grade: Henry Bruno, Nathaniel Carr, Will Cummings, Ava Edmond, Alexandra Hallam, Gianna Jeune, and Raven Lynch.
Fifth Grade: Emily Allen, Olivia Franklin, Madison Jones, Dominic Lanuto, Catherine Malkowski, Atalyha Nergelovic, Taylor Rogers.


Congratulations to our 5th Grade All-County Chorus Performers!

 CES All-County students Lily Gallagher, Molly Osswald, Paul Truncale, Taylor Rogers, Emily Allen, and Mia Gottesman were six of about eighty of the best 5th and 6th grade musicians from all over Greene County chosen to participate in the 2016 GCMEA Elementary All-County Chorus. The six worked on some very challenging music after school and during their recess for over a month, and on November 2nd and 4th, traveled to Cairo-Durham High School to rehearse with their conductor and present a fantastic concert on Friday night! They were excellent ambassadors for our school and were model students with not only their talent but also their behavior and dedication.


Fire Prevention Day

Students explore fire truck with help from firefighterCatskill Elementary School held our annual Fire Prevention Day on October 14th. Over twenty firefighters from the Catskill Fire Department, Kiskatom Fire Department, and Palenville Fire Department visited our school to show the students their firetrucks and other firefighting equipment. They also shared information on how to prevent fires and what to do if there is ever a fire emergency. Special thanks to these volunteers for making Fire Prevention Day an exciting event our students enjoy, and for helping to keep our communities safe.  


Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly

monarch larvaEarly in the school year Andrew D. Randazzo from Cornell Cooperative Extension came to Catskill Elementary to speak to
third graders about the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle. As part of their Citizen Science program Mrs. Tedford’s science classes were
given Monarch larvae to observe and care for. The project lasted
for over a month, during which the children watched their larvae
eat, grow, and turn into butterflies. In October, the students
released their adult butterflies into the wild.

Read full article...


3rd Graders Put Pen to Paper to Mark Constitution Day

image of constitutionMr. Rice and Mrs. Tedford’s third grade classes celebrated Constitution Day by drafting their own constitution for their classrooms. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of our nation's Constitution in Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1787. The fifty-seven delegates who signed the original document hailed from all over the newly formed United States of America and had worked together for four months to design a framework for our government that we still use today. At CES, the children began by working in committees to brainstorm rules for a fair, peaceful, protected, and happy classroom for all. Read full article...


Catskill Community Center Before-School Care at CES

Catskill Community Center is delighted to offer a new program serving the youth and families of Catskill Elementary School. This program is open to students in grades Kindergarten through 5 at CES.
For a minimal fee of $5 a day ($2.50 per each additional student in same family), from 7:15 am to 8:30 am on school days the Catskill Community Center will care for your student in the Catskill Elementary School Cafeteria. There is a minimum registration of 15 students for us to provide this program. Space is limited, Register ASAP!

Download Registration Here... Submit registration via mail to Catskill Community Center, P.O. Box 389, Catskill, NY 12414 or in-person at 344 Main St, Catskill during regular business hours.




Telephone Directory



Telephone (518)


John Rivers

943-0574 ext. 3306

Assistant Principal 

Lisa Schlenker

943-0574 ext. 3309

School  Counselor

Marlene Merchant

943-0574 ext. 3117


Bonnie Garden

Patricia Brand

943-0574 ext. 3189

943-0574 ext. 3189

Social Worker

Ela Kessel

943-0574 ext. 3232

Social Worker

Jenifer Osswald

943-0574 ext..3178