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Good afternoon, KES Families!
As you may know, Jeanne Hand, KES Librarian, is currently running a before school Makerspace Club. It was such a success last year, that the club is back again by popular demand. In order to make our Makerspace a continued success, we are asking for donations of recycled items and arts and craft materials. Not sure what to do with extra gift boxes? The inside tubes from rolls of wrapping paper? Crafts materials your kids no longer use? Our Makers can use them to bring their imaginations to life!
Items to donate could include: cardboard, cardboard tubes (long and short), legos, wood, show boxes, coffee cans, oatmeal containers, cloth, felt squares, cotton batting, thread, Velcro dots, felt appliques, wooden toy wheels of various sizes, wooden dowels, clay, hot glue tubes, jewelry wire, pony beads, plastic lanyards, thin plastic cords, foam circles, foam balls, construction paper, googly eyes, electrical tape, duct tape and masking tape.
Items can be sent in to school and left in a special box outside the library door. Thank you so much for all your support.
Next Friday, December 14, keep a look out for a special backpack mailing of a newsletter created by the members of the KES COMPACT team. As part of an effort to keep families informed about topics of interest, the newsletter will be complete with information, ideas and strategies for things to do with your children over the holiday break related to their continued learning, growth and development in the areas of reading, writing, math and meaningful discussions.
Enjoy the weekend.
Take good care,
Cristy Harris, Principal and Kweon Stambaugh, Assistant Principal
Dear KES Students, Staff and Families,
The PTO sponsored Holiday Gift Drive begins! This drive has been happening for nearly 17 years in an effort to help make the holidays a little brighter for families; particularly the children in our KES community whose families may not have the financial resources to celebrate.
Kindergarten: New mittens, warm pajamas and socks (youth sizing) for The Northern Westchester Community Center
First through Fifth grade: New, grade-appropriate, books, games and fun, small “stocking stuffer” type items which will be used to fill a festive red shoe box for the families in our own KES community. We encourage KES families to purchase items appropriate for the grade their child is in. (Ex. If your child is in 1st grade buy items to gift a 1st grade child.)
Please send in all gift donations unwrapped no later than December 12th. If including a gift receipt (much appreciated), please tape it to the gift. Our children will experience the joy of giving as they watch the boxes outside their classroom fill up with gifts!
Wrap Night will be held the evening of December 17th (snow date 12/18) in the KES dining room from 6:30 pm until we are done! As Wrap Night approaches we will let you know more about it! But please save the date NOW!
Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you, in advance, for your much-appreciated generosity!
2018 KES PTO Holiday Sharing Committee Chairs,
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