Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for MPSD

Andrew Muller Primary School Opens Registration for the 2020-21 School Year

Miller Place, N.Y. (February 2020)—TheAndrew Muller Primary School (AMPS) in Miller Place has begun the process of registering students for the 2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.

“We are excited to welcome a new group of our youngest students to the District through our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs,” said Dr. Marianne Cartisano, superintendent of Miller Place School District. “Parents are encouraged to register their children at their earliest possible convenience to ensure a smooth transition to school. Any questions should be directed to the main office at Andrew Muller Primary School.”

Presented by SCOPE Education Services, the self-supporting Pre-K Program will follow NYS Pre-Kindergarten learning standards with NYS certified teachers and STEAM initiatives. The program will be held at AMPS, Monday through Friday and features a morning session, beginning at 8:45 a.m. and running to 11:15 a.m., as well as an afternoon session beginning at 12:30 p.m. and running to 3:00 p.m. There is a $278 monthly fee, with a 10% sibling discount for a second child. There is also a non-refundable $40 registration fee, with $20 for each additional child of the same family. In order to be eligible, students must turn four by Dec.1, 2020. Registration and additional information can be found online at

Kindergarten registration will be held beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 20, 2020. Registration is by appointment only. Parents are asked to call the AMPS main office at 631-474-2715 to schedule an appointment between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

At the time of the registration appointment, parents must have the following documentation filled out and accessible for each child that is entering kindergarten: 1) a completed registration packet; 2) an original birth certificate or other official documents proving the child’s age; 3) current immunization records; and 4) documentation to prove residency in the Miller Place School District which includes, but is not limited to, a copy of a deed or lease, and/or a notarized copy of a landlord affidavit. To avoid any delay in the registration process, please review the registration packet and instructions carefully which can be found on the District’s website under the Department tab/Registration/New Student Checklist and Forms. If any documentation is missing, parents will be asked to make a new appointment date to bring in a completed packet. An incomplete registration packet will not be accepted.

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Excel Before and After the Bell

Place School District Announces Before and After School Enrichment Programs through SCOPE Education Services

Miller Place, N.Y. (February 2020)—The Miller Place School District (MPSD) announced it will be hosting before and after school enrichment programs at Andrew Muller Primary School and Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School for the 2020-2021 school year. Presented by SCOPE Education Services, the before and after school programs provide a safe, fun, welcoming environment for the children of working parents beginning at 7:00 a.m. before school and until 6 p.m. after dismissal.

“We are thrilled to partner with SCOPE Education Services to provide our families in the District with the opportunity to nurture their child’s potential before and/or after school,” said Dr. Marianne Cartisano, superintendent of Miller Place School District. “We encourage all interested parents and guardians to register at their earliest convenience to reserve a spot and take full advantage of SCOPE’s enrichment services as soon as possible.”

At Andrew Muller Primary School, there is a morning program for 2.25 hours and an evening program for two hours. Following a consistent schedule— the child attends every day school is in session—the morning rate is $264/month, the evening rate is $244/month, and the morning/evening multi-rate is $492.76/month. Following a selective day schedule— the child attends a minimum of 5 days monthly—the morning rate is $77/month and the evening rate is $72/month.

At Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School, there is a morning program for one hour and an evening program for three hours. Following a consistent schedule—the child attends every day school is in session—the morning rate is $156/month, the evening rate is $325/month, and the morning/evening multi-rate is $466.57/month. Following a selective day schedule—the child attends a minimum of five days monthly—the morning rate is $46/month, and the evening rate is $93/month.

With a 1:10 staff to student ratio, the programs offer character development, STEAM and literacy activities, special events and presenters, arts and crafts, age-appropriate educational and recreational activities, fitness activities and healthy snacks, and dedicated homework time.

Registration begins March 15, 2020, for incoming kindergarten and returning SCOPE students only. Open registration begins May 15, 2020 for all new SCOPE students. For additional information, parents can reach Barbara T. at 631-360-0800 ext. 162. Registration can be found at There is an annual one-time registration fee of $40 per child or $60 per family, as well as a 20% sibling discount. A new contract must be submitted each school year and placement is confirmed in the order in which contracts are received. New SCOPE parents must create an online account before registering a contract.

A Whole New World

National Foreign Language Honor Society at MPHS Introduces New Languages to Middle School Students

Sixth grade students at North Country Road Middle School (NCRMS) recently immersed themselves into an international journey to explore foreign language course offerings with members of the Foreign Language National Honor Society (FLNHS) from the high school. As part of the District’s efforts to create a deeper understanding of and appreciation for humanity and culture, at the end of sixth grade students are required to select one of three languages—Spanish, French or Italian—to pursue throughout the seventh grade.

To prepare NCRMS’s young students as they begin their course selections, the FLNHS led in-depth presentations, detailing various aspects of what each language course offers, such as the study of basic vocabulary and the food and other traditions of the culture. Miller Place’s sixth graders gained valuable knowledge about what each language option entails, providing them with a solid foundation to begin their cultural education and confidence as they finalize their schedules for the 2020-2021 academic year.