Our Principal

Mrs. Carole Kelder



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Carole Kelder


Dear Mt. Marion Families,

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration was held at our school on February 26th.  It is very important that if you haven’t registered your child, and plan on attending Mt. Marion’s Pre-K or Kindergarten next year, that you pick up a registration packet so we can get an accurate number of students who will be attending Mt. Marion in the fall.  If you have any questions, please contact our Central Registrar, Heidi Rothe, at 247-6500 est. 9211. We are excited to know who our new students will be!

We kicked off our PARP program February 24th as we took a trip down the Yellow Brick Road.  Students are excited about all of the exciting events, activities, and the daily drawing of GOLD COINS.  Each GOLD COIN gets students a free book from our book vending machine.  Every student in Mt. Marion has a chance to win!  Let’s work together to keep the momentum going and have our students read as much as possible in school and at home.  Our PARP Program goes through March 20th and will conclude with our Read Across America Breakfast Extravaganza later this month.  Stay tuned for details. 

Our “Build~A~Book Night” was Friday, February 28th.  The night was a huge success with more than 150 family members attending.  As usual, the event was a lot of fun.  The cafeteria was packed with young authors and illustrators working hard to publish their books.  We drew more GOLD COINS for our book vending machine, as well as some other prizes. Thank you to Mrs. Brocco, Mrs. DiDio (who was here in spirit), Mrs. Barber, Mrs. Drews, Mrs. Scanlon, and all of the staff that help to plan the event.  A big thank you to the PTA for providing snacks.  We look forward to building more books next year.

This month Mt. Marion welcomed Steve Wehr, an engineer who joins us each year to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world during National Engineers Week.  Students in our 5th and 6th grades participated in activities that brought engineering to life! Along with the in-class workshops, Mr. Wehr offered two afterschool classes.  Students learned all about coding and electric cars.  He even brought by his Tesla!

Our students do a lot to help others.  During the month of February, they jumped, hopped, and skipped while learning about healthy hearts. The students raised a total of $2,219.67 for the American Heart Association!! Our top fundraisers were Wilbur Prutzman, who raised $252.00 and Matthew Fatahi who raised $201.04.   Thank you to all of the staff and parents that assisted in this event.

On Friday, February 21st, Mt. Marion hosted a penny social in the school’s cafeteria.  After all of the housewares, books, lamps, toys and too many other treasures to mention, more than 2000.00 was raised for our students at Mt. Marion.  Stay tuned for some surprises!!!

Just a friendly reminder that identification is needed to enter the building.  Please bring a NYS driver’s license or some other form of government issued identification with you each time you want to enter the school.  Our front door monitor will ask you to state your business, you will be asked to sign in and receive a visitor badge that should be visible at all times.  Visitors may not go beyond the front door monitor’s desk unless directed to do so.  In an effort to keep our students safe, we appreciate your continued cooperation.

Last, but not least, please remember that the students have a HALF DAY ON MARCH 13th, dismissal is at 11:30, and NO SCHOOL ON March 16th.   



Carole A. Kelder





Last Modified on March 6, 2020