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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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"Outside the Lines” Annual Art Exhibition

Be sure to check out the great artwork of Catskill Elementary, Middle and High school students, along with students from across the county, on display at The Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery on Main St. in Catskill March 4 – April 15, 2017. Learn more about the show...


Student Council Meets their Serviceman Pen Pal

Specialist Kazanjian with student council membersCatskill Elementary School’s Student Council enjoyed a special visitor when their pen pal, U.S. Army Specialist Mitchell Kazanjian, stopped by to have lunch with the students on March 2. The students have been writing to him since he was stationed overseas with the 173rd Airborne. “It’s just real nice that they take the time to write to you, especially at such a young age, and even if you don’t have the time to write back,” said Kazanjian, who was visiting Catskill while on leave prior to heading up to the Adirondacks for his new assignment at Fort Drum. “Now that I am stationed in New York, I have time to stop by and visit the kids who are writing to me.” Learn more...


Read Across America (and CES Too!)

Lt. Fracello reads to studentsNothing gets kids interested in reading more than a great story. On Dr. Seuss’ birthday, which is March 2, CES participated in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, which celebrated literacy at our school by bringing in special guests to read to our students. CES enjoyed sixteen volunteers from the community who stopped by and read some exciting books to students in every grade. There were many stories by Dr. Seuss, of course, and books by other children's authors as well. Guest readers included folks like Lt. Frascello from the Catskill Police Department (pictured) and Greene County legislator Gene Hattan. Learn more...


Chorus at Albany Devils gameCES Chorus Sings at Albany Devils Hockey Game

Our Catskill Elementary Chorus was invited to perform "God Bless America" at the opening of the Albany Devils Hockey game at the Times Union Center on February 17th! Afterward, the group stayed for the game and was able to cheer our Albany Devils on to a 4-0 victory.


Thanks for the support of the many parents and teachers who came to hear the children sing and share this fun night with us!


4th Grade Fair Highlights NY's Native Americans

student holding model longhouseAs the culmination of a grade-wide reading and writing project that tied social studies and English language arts together, the 4th grade hosted a school fair celebrating the Native American people of our region. First, students researched Native American cultures from the past and present, wrote nonfiction books about a topic they found interesting, and created visual displays to go along with their books. On February 16, the students gathered their displays in the cafeteria and their teachers invited family members, school staff, and all the other grades at CES to visit and learn about New York’s Native American peoples. See more photos... 


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...


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