children recycling paper while wearing superhero masks Congressman Antonio Delgado with children holding books girls on chair reading together School leaders and community members hold a red ribbon at the opening ceremony of new primary wing woman reading with elementary girl in library Students work on individual laptops

5th grade "Reading Buddies" visit pre-kindergarten classes.

The Hudson Reads program invites community members to help students practice reading skills during lunch.

Kindergarteners turned into recycling superheros with a mission to take care of Planet Earth.

The community was invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new primary wing at M.C. Smith Elementary School.

Congressman Antonio Deglado visited MCSES to donate books and read to students.

These Chromebook laptops provide students with the means to conduct research in the classroom, remotely work together on projects, and easily connect with teachers and peers outside of the classroom.


Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School

"Dads Take Your Child to School" Day on September 17th

dadsJoin us for another fun-filled breakfast event to celebrate “Dads Take Your Child to School” Day at MCSES on Tuesday, September 17, 2019!

Breakfast and refreshments will be served in the MCSES cafeteria at two times:

  • 7:15-7:45 a.m. (Grades 3—5)
  • 8:05-8:35 a.m. (Pre-Kindergarten—Grade 2)

Last year over 400 people participated, including our students and their fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, godfathers, guardians, and father figures. Please join us in reaching over 500 this year!

Dads participating should bring their child(ren) rather then send them on the bus. If you have children in grades K-2 and 3-5, please attend the earlier session with your children together.

Morning Drop Off & Afternoon Pick Up Procedures

cross walk signPlease help us ensure a safe and smooth arrival/dismissal each day by following the drop off and pick up procedures outlined here.

Your attention to these matters is appreciated as we strive to provide the best and safest learning environment possible.

New Dates for Nature's Classroom 2019

Nature's Classroom dates have been changed from September 16-20, 2019 to October 7-11, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Pratt at

Letter from Principal Brenneman

On Monday, August 26th, Mr. Brenneman shared a letter with parents regarding the unexpected passing of an incoming second grade student. Read the letter here and please do not hesitate to contact the main office if you have any questions or concerns (518-828-4360, ext. 1112).

Free Backpacks for PK-5 Students!

Free backpacks for Hudson students, Pre-K through Grade 5! The PK-5 backpack giveaway will take place on Tuesday, August 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the new gym at MCSES.

Many thanks to United Stationers for their generous donation and supporting our students!

2019-2020 School Calendar

Click here to view the calendar-at-a-glance for the 2019-2020 school year (PDF). Please review and save this calendar as it includes holidays, half days, testing dates and more.

Ways to Help Your Child Attend School Every Day

Every day counts!

Did you know that missing just two school days per month can have negative impacts on academic performance, starting as early as kindergarten? New York State has launched an initiative to help parents improve their children's attendance. This website offers tips for encouraging your student to attend school every day. It can help you boost your child's confidence, keep your child on track with school work, keep your child healthy, and protect your child from bullies.

Mission Statement

Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School has a new page for its Mission Statement. Check it out here, and you can always find it on the left MCSES Links sidebar.

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Elementary School 518-828-4360
Main Office ext. 1112
Nurse’s Office ext. 1118
Guidance Office ext. 1117
Attendance ext. 4300
Dignity Act Coordinator Christine Cranna ext. 1127

Fax Number: 518-697-8733

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