Meet Principal Kathleen Jensen

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    Principal: Kathleen Jensen (845) 326-1716,
    Assistant Principal: Wendy DeGeorge (845) 326-1717,
    Assistant Principal: Brooke Fillipini (845) 326-1720,
    Instructional Leader, Humanities: Tiffany Hall,

    Read Principal Jensen's latest message to the Carter school families:

    Greetings, William Carter families,

     I feel so fortunate to come to school each day and to be in the presence of your children. Thank you for sharing them with us. Each day they bring such joy with their smiles, kindness and learning. We have had a busy, wonderful first marking period. During this first marking period we have successfully completed and hosted:

    -Open House with 78% of our families attending.

    -Beginning of the year Scholar Assessments provide us with needed data to plan both small group and whole group instruction.

    -Relationship building within our new classroom groupings for the 2023-2024 school year.

    -Parent-teacher conferences with 59% of our families attending.

    -Fire Prevention Week included a visit from our local Mechanicstown Fire Department.

    -Character education with Omega Man reiterated our Carter daily expectations connected to how we work together and care for one another in school.

    -Trunk or Treat was a hit again this year! Our Carter administrative team dressed up as Disney

    Princesses and was so happy to see so many of our scholars and families at this event

    -Carter Family Game Night was a great event to spend time with our scholars and families having fun together!

      I need to extend a huge thank you to our families. Thank you for supporting your scholars, our school, our events and school expectations. There is tremendous power in connection and collaboration. This is evident in the growth points that we have witnessed as a result of working together to support our children socially, emotionally and academically. We have made great strides in improving scholar attendance, scholar data and the kindness shared within our school.

    -Our scholar attendance has been over 95% since we opened on September 6th. This is a tribute to you and our connections. When our scholars are absent we miss their presence. Let’s keep this outstanding percentage.

    -Our New York State test data increased tremendously thanks to the efforts of our educators and your support at home.

    -Our Snippets of Kindness program has experienced the highest number of acts of kindness since its inception.

    -Also, 92% of our families are connected to our William Carter Class DoJo. This is outstanding and makes communication easy and timely.

     Let’s celebrate these successes and continue to strive together!

     Please know that we are always available to help or support you. If you are in need of anything, please call our main office at (845) 326-1711. One of our team members will be happy to assist you.