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District Office, Conference Room
Good afternoon, KES Families!
Good evening, and happy Friday! The purpose of this outreach is to keep all of you up to speed with our Character Education initiative, ‘PAWS for Kindness.’ Last week, our 5th grade Student Leaders met with all of our K-5 classroom teachers and their students to deliver a copy of December’s ‘Book of the Month’ along with a related message. The title of the book ;
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig. Kudos to our 5th grade Student Leaders, as they continue to refine and improve their public speaking skills as they provide a great service to our learning community.
As teachers and students explore the new book this month, they will notice the connection of the themes in the book to that of our school, “Tis the Season for Empathy and Compassion." The book emphasizes how small acts of kindness can make a big difference, which is a message we continue to discuss in our Morning Meetings and Sharing Assemblies. The Book of the Month Committee created a packet of follow up activities, which teachers and students will have the opportunity to engage in while at school.
For those of you interested in reading The Invisible Boy and extending conversations at home, please visit the Katonah Village Library. Here are a few discussion questions related to the book to explore with your own child at home:
When visiting KES, keep your eyes out for a new school-wide bulletin board, which will display contributions from our students. We want to thank the PTO for their generous support of this important initiative.
On a different note, we need your assistance in keeping the morning drop-off safe; it has become a bit inconsistent and is presenting some safety concerns. We thought it would be helpful to remind you of some of our drop off practices, so that together we can make this busy time of day safe for everyone.
Only when these practices are fully implemented can we ensure that ALL of our KES children are safe, including those arriving to school on buses.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we put our students’ safety first.
With that said, we wish you a wonderful and safe weekend!
Take good care,
Cristy Harris, Principal and Kweon Stambaugh, Assistant Principal
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed is the book for this month.
Classes will participate in many activities related to this book!
It is that chilly time of year again!
Let us quickly review our school rules for recess attire. As stated in the family handbook, please be sure your child comes to school in clothing that is appropriate for outdoor play.
If the temperature including the wind chill is below forty degrees, students should be prepared to play outside wearing the following:
On snowy days in order to play in the snow (including sledding) students will also need:
Please be aware that if a student is not dressed appropriately, he or she will be unable to attend outdoor activities (including recess). If the temperature including the wind chill falls below twenty degrees, the students will stay inside for recess. Dr. Louis A. Corsaro, the school district physician, has also advised us in these matters.
Thank you for preparing your child with appropriate outdoor attire