Hello KES Families,
Happy Friday! I hope you are well. Things are great here at KES. With two full five-day weeks under our belts, things are falling nicely in place, and students are settling into the new year…I don’t want to jinx myself, but it was really a pretty quiet week! Thank you to everyone who sent in change for Coins for a Cause. We will be making a donation for victims of the recent hurricanes this coming week.
This week KES hosted the first meeting of the year for our dedicated PTA, KEPTA. It was great to see some new faces at that meeting and we hope more people will participate in KEPTA in whatever way works best for them. Their next meeting is at Sea Road School on Wednesday October 11th at 10:30am. KEPTA’s annual Ice Cream Social will take place here at KES one week from tonight, on September 29th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. It is one of our favorite school events, so we hope to see you there!
This coming Thursday afternoon at 1:00pm all KES 3rd graders will have a chance to attend a presentation and book signing for the newly published Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals that Help Them Heal. The presentation will include the authors, Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris, as well as some U.S. Veterans and their special pets. Our Square 1 Art philanthropy this year benefits Wounded Warriors, so this event will tie in nicely with that work. We will share more with your about Square 1 Art for Wounded Warriors in the coming weeks.
Today at Friday Morning Meeting, our Occupational Therapist, Mrs. Mason, along with some student helpers, provided us with a Backpack Safety presentation. You should find information in your child’s take-home folder to discuss “packing it light and wearing it right.” Next Friday at Friday Morning Meeting we will host the NED Show. The Ned Show is a positive character trait assembly that teaches children to “Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best.” It is a great presentation, so please join us if you can!
Don’t forget, KES Open House is on October 3rd, from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm. We hope to see you there!
Have a great weekend!