KES Newsletter - December 8, 2017

Hello KES Families,

Happy Friday! I hope you are well. So it looks like we will get our first snow this weekend. The kids are very excited and anxious for it to come. Just a reminder that they will need to have snow pants to play in the snow at recess, so please dig those out if you haven’t done so already. Also, please check out the Lost and Found at KES the next time you are here….we are loaded with very nice coats that can’t seem to find their owners!

We had a great performance this morning by Kindness Advocate and Musical Performer Rob Duquette. His show was a perfect fit with our Character Trait of Kindness for the month of December. Please reinforce this trait and recognize your child for simple acts of kindness throughout this month.

On Monday RSU 21 will host Wreaths Across America at KHS. The KES Chorus is performing there, along with singers from every elementary school in our district. We also have wreaths being made by all of our second graders to be sent to Arlington National Cemetery, and first graders are making Thank You cards for the veterans who are traveling with the convoy. If you happen to pass the convoy of trucks carrying wreaths, please honk and wave….they are very excited to be coming to our town!

In the spirit of the season, each grade level here at KES has been participating in a different philanthropic project throughout the month of December. Kindergarten has been collecting clothes for the Kennebunk Cares Closet, first grade has been collecting markers and crayons to donate to the Barbara Bush Hospital, second graders decorated a tree with dog bones and entered it in the “Adopt a Tree Festival” at Wallingford Farms to benefit Lucky Pups Rescue, and third graders have been finger- knitting Operation Gratitude scarves for American soldiers serving in cold locations during the holidays. These donations will be greatly appreciated by many people and organizations, so please reinforce with your child what nice work this is to participate in.

Once again this year, on Monday, December 18th, we will offer a “No Homework Night” here at KES and at Sea Road School as well. Our hope is that families will instead do something together as a family and send us a photo to post on our whether you make cookies, walk the dog, wrap gifts or play a game as a family, please plan to take a picture and send it to Diane Guay here at KES. Her email is Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Quinn

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