April 14, 2017

We had a lot of excitement at KCS this week, including a volleyball game today with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to celebrate the end of MEA testing for ELA and Math. A group of students played against their Super Hero teachers while their classmates cheered them on. Fun was had by all.

In addition, third graders participated in the first ever Amazing Shake and fifth graders held the annual speech contest. All students in grades one through five participated in writing lessons this week from staff at The Telling Room. We are grateful that KCPTA funded this enriching opportunity for our students. At this morning's meeting, students at each grade level shared about the process and their products to give us a sense of the work. For more about the speech contest and Amazing Shake, open the Tel-u-Gram.

I hope you all enjoy some fun next week.

Karen Bubar, Principal

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April 7, 2017

At Friday Morning Meeting today, there was a sea of red in the gym. Many students, staff, and parents were wearing red in honor of Jump Rope for Heart this afternoon. We are excited about supporting the American Heart Association, and students are excited to get jumping rope this afternoon. Thank you for all of your donations to this great effort.

If you haven't stopped by the office recently, you might want to check out our new display of staff pictures just outside the main office. Students have been enjoying looking at the staff pictures as they've walked by with their classes. We hope that this display will be helpful for parents as well.

Enjoy the weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

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March 31, 2017

Congratulations to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who have completed the state MEA testing (except for a few make-ups). They've worked hard to show what they know and try their best these past two weeks. If you missed this week's Friday Morning Meeting, you missed seeing them dressed as the Super Heroes that they are. 

Enjoy the snow this weekend, 
Karen Bubar, Principal

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Telugram 3-31-2017
Movie Night at KCS
KKLL Baseball & Softball Equipment Swap
2017-18 School Year Placement Info

March 24, 2017

This week, our third, fourth, and fifth grade students started the annual state testing- MEAs (Maine Educational Assessment) in Mathematics and English Language Arts. As a way to help the students remember some very important information as they take the tests (and infuse a little fun), our teachers invited some Super Heros in to share helpful strategies the day before we started. Our Super Hero visitors talked about... Mindfulness/Perseverance, Reread the Question, Focus, Checking Over, POEM (Process of Elimination/Move ON), and POTQ/Restate/TTQA/Explain Your Thinking. If your child is in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, you might want to ask them about these strategies to reinforce the concepts before we start our second week of testing next week.

Happy Weekend, 
Karen Bubar, Principal

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Telugram 3/24/2017
McClelland Auditions
Maine Robotics
Ice Age Movie
Girl Scouts Notice

March 17, 2017

Kindergartners and First Grade students were able to go to Kennebunkport Conservation Trust this week.  The kindergarten students made bird houses, and the first graders were able to snow shoe after the big storm. Once again, we are grateful for these opportunities. At this morning's Friday Morning Meeting, we sang the unicorn song with the help of some kindergartners and Mrs. Travis. Also, some first grade students reminded us that there are many things worth more than a pot of gold.

Happy St. Patrick's Day,
Karen Bubar, Principal

Telugram - 3/17/2017

February 10, 2017

Despite the snow, we've had a great week at KCS. Last Friday, Jon Woodcock hosted a wonderful Sock Hop event for families. This past Monday evening, our grades 3-5 team hosted a fabulous learning celebration where students presented some of their recent learning. Students enjoyed doing the wave again this morning at our meeting. Thanks to the parents who joined in on the fun. Thanks to Megan O'Donnell for bringing her flute again for another patriotic song. 

Remember school vacation week is coming up Feb 20-24. Our next early release day is Wednesday, March 1st. 

Enjoy the snow!
Karen Bubar, Principal

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February 3, 2017

We hope to see you tonight for our annual Sock Hop - 6:30-8:30pm in the KCS Gym.

Dust off your poodle skirts and slick back your hair for KCS’s Annual Sock Hop. It will be a blast from the past featuring hits from the 50s and 60s as well as prizes and contests. Concessions will be available featuring popcorn, root beer floats and ice cream sodas at 1950’s prices. An optional cost of admission will be a non-perishable food item to be donated to St. Martha’s food pantry. This event is not a drop-off event, but rather an opportunity for families to participate in an activity together in a fun and safe environment.

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January 27, 2016

If you weren't able to join us this morning, you really missed out on an energetic Friday Morning Meeting. Thanks to all the staff and students who helped with songs and skits. A special thanks to Mr. Nye who had a surprise planned about which I didn't know prior to the meeting. He challenged the students to track the speaker with their eyes and participate in a call and response activity. Then, he challenged me to choose the class who performed the response best. Since I couldn't choose a class, because they all did so well by the end of the meeting, he challenged me to a game of Pie Face. The children enjoyed seeing me get a face full of whipped cream! 

Have a nice weekend, Karen Bubar, Principal

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January 13, 2017

Thanks to the Arundel Lodge, we kicked off our Annual Bikes-4-Books this morning. Each year, they give away two bikes per classroom to students for their efforts related to reading. Students are looking forward to the day in April when we get to call the names of the bike winners. Also, this morning, we hosted a Coffee Chat with Superintendent Katie Hawes prior to the Friday Morning Meeting. Thanks to the parents who were able to join us for the informal conversation. 

Happy Weekend, 
Karen Bubar, Principal

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January 6, 2017

 

Happy New Year! Short week's after a break always feel busy and it's great to be back with your smiling children. At this morning's meeting, Mrs. Thompson introduced January's character trait of Gratitude. I think the students enjoyed watching the video with familiar faces included. 

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

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December 22, 2016

This morning, we hosted a wonderful Celebration Day Assembly where students shared their learning from Wednesday’s activities. They traveled around the world learning about how different cultures celebrate different holidays. Thanks to the parents and staff members who facilitated those activities, as well as our student speakers this morning. A huge thanks to Jenn Humphrey who coordinated the entire effort.

Happy Holidays, 

Karen Bubar, Principal

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December 16, 2016

Good afternoon, we are grateful for the gift from EFKA for all our kindergarten students. Each kindergartner received a bag full of literacy-related items at our FridayMorning Meeting this week. A huge thanks to all who support EFKA's efforts. Also, thanks to KCPTA and all the parents who helped make our staff holiday party so wonderful. We hope you have a nice weekend.

Stay warm, Karen Bubar, Principal

Telugram 12-16-2016

December 9, 2016

This past week, I heard from several community members who attended our tours last week. They wanted to acknowledge how skilled our fifth grade tour guides were during those tours. Visitors noticed our students using good eye contact, introducing themselves, asking good questions, and answering their questions. Kudos to our teachers who value these skills and teach students how to master them.

This morning, we had help from some fourth grade students reminding us about appropriate hallway behavior. During the coming weeks, we plan to positively recognize those students making good choices in the hallways by using walking feet, staying quiet, staying in line with their hands to themselves, keeping to the right, going straight to their destination, and enjoying artwork with their eyes only. 

At a recent district emergency management meeting, it was decided that we need to keep all visitor badges at the school. So, if you have taken yours home or keep in your car, please leave it at school the next time that you visit.

Lastly, we did have to do a "hold in place" this morning, which means that we keep students out of the hallways. Rescue was called to attend to a staff member, so we wanted the hallways clear.

Thank you, Karen Bubar, Principal

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December 2, 2016

This week was an important and busy week for us at KCS. 

On Thursday, we welcomed community members into the building for tours. Several fifth grade students helped to guide them around and talked about some of the changes. Our visitors left with only positive comments about the building renovation and the student representatives. We appreciate all the staff and students who helped make those tours a successful event.

On Friday morning, we hosted our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the completion of the construction. Many members of the community joined our staff and students as we cut the ribbon to open our "present" of a newly renovated building. We would like to thank our special guests who spoke: Mr. Stuart Barwise, Chair of the Kennebunkport Board of Selectmen, Mr. Tim Sommers, PC Construction Project Manager, Mrs. Maeghan Lovejoy, parent and School Board of Directors members, and Ms. Barb Belik, President of KCPTA. We hope to post pictures of the event on our website next week. 

There are so many people who have worked on this effort for years, and all of those hopes have become a reality. We thank you!

Karen Bubar, Principal

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November 22, 2016

The past week or so, we've enjoyed some lovely classroom celebrations of thanks. We appreciate our food service department for the Thanksgiving Feast in the cafeteria last week, as well as the parents who provided food for class celebrations and joined us on those days. We hope that you enjoy the long weekend with your families. We give thanks for all of you and our supportive community!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Karen Bubar, Principal

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November 18, 2016

This morning was one of those times when I count my blessings. Our school community came together for our first Friday Morning Meeting of the year. Seeing the number of parents and visitors joining us for this special occasion was wonderful. Our fifth graders did some sharing related to the construction project. PC Construction's Project Superintendent Mike Woodhouse told me after the meeting that the students did a great job and they are what makes the work worthwhile. Our third graders shared their recent social skills learning related to greeting others with eye contact and asking questions. Lastly, our brave kindergarteners shared a vowel bat song with all of us. Kudos to them for presenting at their first Friday Morning Meeting ever. I hope that if you were able to join us that you were just as pleased as I was with our students. If you weren't able to join us, we hope that you can in the near future. Our next Friday Morning Meeting will be our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Dec 2nd @ 8:30. 

Happy Weekend, 

Karen Bubar, Principal

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November 10, 2016

This year at KCS, we held a mock election and kept the voting choices age-appropriate. Students in grades K-2 voted on a favorite color while older students voted on made-up candidate profiles avoiding real-life scenarios. Students enjoyed being part of the process whether it was coming through the lines as a "voter" or helping with the polls and engaging in more in-depth discussions about qualities of presidential candidates. Thanks to Jenn Humphrey for teaching her students how to run the polls and count votes, which allowed us to have this important community experience as a school. Thanks to Julie Urban for the idea and helping to coordinate the K-2 ballots.

I have been working on a plan to implement an alternative to the current pick-up process. I have received positive feedback from some parents asking to keep the current process in place, so we are not looking to change that system. The alternative will be an additional option for parent pick-up dismissal. Once this plan is shared with staff on November 17th at our monthly staff meeting, I will share information about the plan and a start date with parents. Thank you for your patience. 

Hope you all enjoy the long weekend,

Karen Bubar, Principal

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • First Friday Morning Meeting - Friday, November 18th @ 8:30am
  • Community Tours - Thursday, December 1st @ 3:30-5:30pm
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Friday, December 2nd @ 8:30am

November 4, 2106

We had so much fun this past Monday with our Book-o-Ween book celebration. Students enjoyed sharing their book jackets of favorite characters and seeing teachers dressed-up as book characters too. Some classes did additional activities related to the special day. These types of events help make our school the unique, fun learning environment for our students.

Earlier today, Superintendent Katie Hawes and I had the opportunity to sit with a group of parents to discuss ways to nurture the community feel of our school. Staff, students, and parents are all missing the weekly opportunity to connect and celebrate together at our Friday Morning Meetings. Those weekly gatherings will be resuming soon- November 18th. We listened to feedback regarding several recent changes such as the weekly Tel-U-Gram formatted newsletter, drop-off and pick-up procedures, and the Ident-a-Kid system. We appreciate hearing the parent perspective and look forward to working together as we ensure a safe and welcoming environment for our students and families. Thank you for your patience as we have worked through the challenges of starting the year under construction. 

Happy Weekend, 

Karen Bubar, Principal

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • First Friday Morning Meeting - Friday, November 18th @ 8:30am
  • Community Tours - Thursday, December 1st @ 3:30-5:30pm
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Friday, December 2nd @ 8:30am