KES Newsletter - September 29, 2017

Hello KES Families,

Happy Friday!

My newsletter will be short and sweet today, as we are getting ready for the Ice Cream Social, and hoping to see you there! The Ice Cream Social is one of the most fun events of the year and we have a beautiful day for it. Please thank KEPTA members when you see them there and please consider joining KEPTA to support our schools. You can see the attached Flyer for more information regarding KEPTA’s Ice Cream Social this afternoon.

It was great seeing so many parents and grandparents here this morning for the NED SHOW…. NED’s three messages include Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do your best. The NED SHOW presenters combine these messages with storytelling, magic, comedy and yo yo tricks. This positive character presentation is developmentally designed for children, and our students, staff, and audience thoroughly enjoyed the show. It is an especially good fit for KES, given all of the positive character work that we do. In fact, as the “opening act” we had members of the KHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team with us to help Mrs. Deroche introduce “Courage” as our character trait for the month of October.

We had a really nice event for 3rd graders yesterday afternoon. Several wounded warriors and the pets that help them heal accompanied author Dava Guerin for a book signing opportunity celebrating the release of her new book Vets and Pets. If are considering purchasing Vets and Pets, please consider making your purchase at The Book Burrow in Kennebunkport. Ten percent of the sales from the book at The Book Burrow will come to KES, and we plan to donate those proceeds to “Pets for Patriots”. You can learn more about “Pets for Patriots” when we launch our second annual Wreaths Across America initiative at Friday Morning Meeting on November 17th.

And I have just a couple reminders for you: KES OPEN house is on October 3rd for grades 1, 2, and 3. Kindergarten always has their open house during Kindergarten Sneak-a-Peek, so Kindergarten teachers do not participate in KES Open House. And also, this coming Friday we have a Workshop Day for staff, so there will be no Friday Morning Meeting this coming week. The following week we will have the Kennebunk Fire Department on hand for Friday Morning Meeting in honor of Fire Safety Month. For a complete list of events at KES, please access the KES Calendar at the bottom of our webpage.

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Quinn

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