Updates from the Principal

August 11, 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As the Carmel School District moves toward being a 1:1 technology district, we are having laptop distribution for grades 1-4 during the week of August 16-19. First grade laptops will not be available until Tuesday, August 17. Kindergarten laptops will be distributed at a later date. 

If your child already has a District-issued laptop in his/her possession, there is no need to come to the school.  Your child will NOT be issued another computer.  This distribution is only for the children that do not already have a District-issued laptop in their possession.  

You can come to Matthew Paterson Elementary to pick up your laptop according to the schedule below.  Please do your absolute best to adhere to the schedule below.  We will be distributing the laptops at certain times based on the first letter of your child’s last name.

  • August 16, 2021 (Grades 2,3 & 4)
    • 9-11 a.m.: A-L
    • Noon - 2 p.m.: M-Z
  • August 17, 2021 (Grades 1-4)
    • 9-11 a.m.: A-L
    • Noon - 2 p.m.: M-Z
  • August 18, 2021 (Grades 1-4)
    • 9-11 a.m.: M-Z
    • Noon - 2 p.m.: A-L
  • August 19, 2021 (Grades 1-4)
    • 9-11 a.m.: M-Z
    • Noon - 2 p.m.: A-L

If you cannot adhere to this schedule, we will accommodate you as best we can, but please make every effort to stick to the above schedule. For questions please call the main office at (845) 878-3211.


Michael Kirk
Principal, Matthew Paterson Elementary

Upcoming Events

  • Kent Elementary School

    Carmel Cafe

    Carmel Central School District
  • Free & Reduced Meal Applications Due

    Free and reduced meal applications are due for families who qualified for free school meals with an application during the 2020-21 school year and have to recertify with a new application. 

    Carmel Central School District
  • Casey Hall, Carmel High School

    POSTPONED CHS Tri-Music Honor Society Induction

    more information to follow about the rescheduled time

    CCSD Music
  • MPES Trunk or Treat

    Matthew Paterson Elementary School
  • Election Day

    Carmel Central School District
View Monthly Calendar