Our Principal

Mrs. Carole Kelder



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Carole Kelder



Dear Families,

Wow! Can you believe it’s June already? This year has gone by so quickly.  First, I would like to congratulate all of the fifth and sixth grade students (and our PTA members and staff) who participated in the 2017 Variety Show. I am impressed with the talent of our students, and thoroughly enjoyed watching everyone perform. Thank you to everyone that sponsored groups, and thanks to all of the staff who volunteered to make the show such a huge success. A special thank you to all of the organizers!

This year’s Field Days will be held on Wednesday, May 31st for students in grades K-3, and the rescheduled date is Thursday, June 1st for students in grades 4-6, including Mrs. Y’s class. This is sure to be a lot of fun for all of our students. A special thanks goes out to our coaches who put a lot of time and effort into planning these fun filled days.

Our fourth grade students will take the NYS Science performance test on Wednesday, May 31st, and the NYS Science written test on Monday, June 5th.

We still have a few end-of-the year events! We are excited for the following:

Our LSP 2 Play and Moving Up Ceremony will be June 9th at 10:00 in the Cafetorium. Mrs. Yonnetti’s class has a special performance planned.

The Kindergarten Open House will be held on June 9th. It begins at 1:30 PM in the Cafetorium.

The Third and Fourth Grade Spring Concert will be on June 13th at 2:00 PM in the Cafetorium. Please come see our 4th grade band and 3rd grade students as they play the recorder.

The Moving Up Assembly for our 6th graders will be on Wednesday, June 21st at 9:45 AM in the Cafetorium, and the evening Ceremony will be the same day, Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 PM, here at Mt. Marion School! I know you join me in wishing this group of outstanding students all the best as they move up to the Junior High.

Our last week of school is June 19 - June 23.   June 19, 20, and 21 are all full days of school. June 22 and 23 are early dismissals, students will be dismissed at 11:30. Please remember to notify child care providers if appropriate.

Students will have a Summer Reading & Math Challenge Kick-Off Assembly, along with a visit from a representative from the Saugerties Public Library on June 15th. Students will learn that by reading they can discover new things and go on adventures, and how math is a part of everyday life, all while they earn prizes. Students can even stay in touch with their teachers on our school’s blog. I look forward to hearing all about this exciting challenge.

I wish all of you a long, safe, and relaxing summer. If you are traveling this summer, please drive carefully.  Also, please be sure your children read over the summer.  See you all in September. 


Carole A. Kelder