June 22, 2018

We've had a fabulous last week of school at KCS! Students have been enjoying so many fun activities such as first grade going to the York Wild Animal Kingdom, 5th grade having their celebration, 3rd grade doing their egg drop, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade celebrating the end of the year in their houses and honoring our winning house of Lumiere... just to name a few examples.

Today, students "stepped up" to the next grade, but were not told who their next year's teacher will be. That information is in their report cards, which are coming home today; so be on the lookout in backpacks for those reports. 

Office staff will be out of the building for the next two weeks, then we will be in part-time throughout the summer. 

Happy Summer,
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram
Youth Football Registration
KHS Alumni & Friends Benefits Concert
KCT Discovery Days

June 8, 2018

Only two more weeks of school, and they are full of fun learning activities for the children. This morning, we are looking forward to seeing which students will win a bike. Thank you to the Masons at Arundel Lodge for once again sponsoring this generous opportunity for our students with Bikes for Books. The students have been reading a lot of books over the past couple months in hopes that their name would be pulled out of the box for their class.

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram
Graves Library June Happenings
Tourist News cover art contest
Vintage Base Ball Weekend

June 1, 2018

This morning, we will be celebrating reading at our Friday Morning Meeting. Thanks to Marty McGannon for all her efforts to share a passion for reading with the students. Next Friday, the Masons from the Arundel Lodge will be joining us to give away Bikes for Books. We appreciate their generosity!

Cirkus Smirkus will be in Kennebunkport on August 9 & 10, and we need your help to make it a success! This is Consolidated School's only PTA fundraiser every year, and we can't do it without lots of volunteers. Please, click on the link below for volunteer opportunities: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4daeae23a1fc1-cirkus

Happy Weekend, 
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram
Football clinic

May 25, 2018

A huge thanks to Mr. Woodcock and Mr. Nye, who once again were great sports this morning getting dunked by our students who raised funds for Jump for Heart. See the Tel-u-Gram for pictures.

If you're looking for something to do tonight, please join us at Kennebunk High School for a special performance by some of our third graders, along with other third graders across the district, as they play African drums with our artist-in-residence from December, Michael Wingfield. Thanks to EFKA for making this experience possible.

For the Community Conversation next week, KCPTA will be providing child care. So, please consider joining us as the school and town join together with the community to discuss declining enrollment at our school. See attached for more information.

Enjoy the long weekend with your families,

Karen Bubar, 
Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram
Community Conversation about declining enrollment @ KCS
Girl Scouts of Maine Troop 180 hosting blood drive @ KCS

May 11, 2018

For this year’s Jump for Heart fundraiser, our students raised $15,952.02! We are so proud of our students for their hard work and grateful to our families and community members for supporting such a worthy cause. As a reward for exceeding the $12,000 target, Mr. Nye and Mr. Woodcock had their hair painted red this morning at Friday Morning Meeting, including eyebrows and Mr. Nye’s beard. (Open the Tel-u-Gram for pictures of this exciting activity.) 

Please join us for a community conversation regarding the declining enrollment at Kennebunkport Consolidated School on Wednesday, May 30th from 5:30-7:00pm in the KCS gym. (see attached for more information)

Happy Weekend, 
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram 
Community Conversation regarding declining enrollment @ KCS
Kennebunk Sprouting Daisies

May 4, 2018

This morning, we enjoyed our guest singer songwriter Ben and the Peanut Butter Problem (aka Mr. Ben Fogg, MSK teacher). Click below to hear one of the songs that he sang for us. 

On Wednesday, third through fifth graders participated in the Amazing Shake. click on the Tel-u-Gram for more information and pictures. 

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram

2018 Kennebunk Variety Show
Additional Info About Variety Show
River Tree Arts Summer Flyer
Clash flyer

For those interested, people can learn more about Ben & the Peanut Butter Problem at:

click here for Ben's chicken nugget song 

April 27, 2018

KCS Students are getting excited to show their jump roping skills at tomorrow's Jump Rope for Heart event and preparing for next week's activities for Screen Free Week. As we near the end of poetry month, Superintendent Hawes and I will be sharing a couple poems with everyone tomorrow at Friday Morning Meeting. 

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram
bus driver advertisement
Screen Free week activities
Screen Free Week activity log
School Lunch Hero Day
Vaccine rule change info
Vaccine rule change FAQs
Maine Writing Project Youth Camp 

April 6, 2018

Earlier this week, the KCS community welcomed the South Bristol Spindrifters, who are a group of jump roping children. The team showed us some amazing talent and a variety of jump roping skills to try ourselves. Mr. Woodcock is kicking off our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser this morning at Friday Morning Meeting. On April 27th, we look forward to seeing the KCS students trying some new jump roping skills. 

Enjoy the weekend,
Karen Bubar, Princpal

KCS Tel-u-gram

Graves Library info
Kennebunkport Police Department Naloxocone grant
Opioid class flyer

March 30, 2018

The second graders have enjoyed sharing their animal research projects with students in other grades this week. Their hard work is being appreciated by all. First graders enjoyed being super heroes earlier in the week as part of their Wacky Wednesdays in March. Be on the lookout for report cards, which should be coming home today. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher. 

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram 
Placement Information 

River Tree Arts
Sing This Summer
Lego Derby 

March 22, 2018

A huge thanks to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents who have made sure students are getting a good night's sleep and arriving to school on time this week. Also, thanks to those parents who have brought in healthy snacks for students this week, which helps to set a nice tone before testing as well as make sure they have a good healthy meal. We continue state testing next week, and teachers have built in some fun activities along the way. 

Hope you have a nice weekend,

Karen Bubar,
Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram

March 16, 2018

We are blessed to be part of a community that works so hard for our students to have great enrichment experiences. Thanks to all who had a hand in making the spring play another success. We are grateful that KCPTA provides opportunities like this one for our students to shine in a different way from their regular classroom work. They learn so many lessons from a variety of experiences. Thanks!

It's been a short and unusual week for us here at KCS. It feels like we just had a weekend, yet here we go again getting ready for our real weekend. Hope you enjoy the next two days with your family. We will keep our fingers crossed for a regular week with our students next week. Yet, if it turns into something else, we will make the best of it. 

Happy Weekend, 
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram
KHS band concert

March 9, 2018

We had another great Wellness Day with students. They were drumming, meditating, and learning about sugar in drinks... just to name a few of the activities. Thanks to Jon Woodcock for organizing the day and for everyone who ran a session or volunteered their time to join us.

We look forward to the performance of "DJ Prince and the 20 Princesses" tonight, sponsored by KCPTA. Show times are 7pm tonight and tomorrow night. Tickets will be sold at the door, if you didn't pre-order.

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram
Graves Library 
McClelland auditions info

On Monday, March 26 @ 7PM the KHS Band will be joining the Casco Bay Wind Symphony on the KHS stage to perform a night of wonderful band music to conclude our celebration of March as "Music In Our Schools Month." 

The concert will include works of American composer Leonard Bernstein such as "West Side Story" and "Overture to Candide", as well as a new alto saxophone concerto featuring Barry Saunders who used to teach elementary band in RSU21.  

This concert is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there!  (poster below)

Band Concert @KHS

February 2, 2018

This week, KCS students participated in decorating bulletin boards that are Olympic-themed. If you can join us for Friday Morning Meeting, check out some of their crafty work in the hallways. K-2 students worked to create class bulletin boards. In grades 3-5, the students worked in House groups for some fun competition. The "winner" will be announced next week; judging will be based on a rubric of criteria that they were given prior to starting their designs. 

Reminder: Sock Hop TONIGHT - 6:30-8:30 - KCS Gym

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-U-Gram
Spaghetti Supper
River Tree Arts Programs

January 26, 2018

A few second graders shared some persuasive letter writing this morning. I don't know if their parents will be convinced, but the letters were very persuasive. I was particularly impressed with their voice that came through with their sense of humors showing. 

All students have selected a goal related to our STARS success skills and posted it on our bulletin board near the fourth grade classrooms. Since so many students chose to Try their Best at something, we watched a video on GRIT this morning.

Reminders - Upcoming Events:

Friday, Feb 2nd @ 6:30-8:30pm - Sock Hop - join us as we flash back to the 50s

Thursday, Feb 8th - 5:00-7:00 - Spaghetti Supper - $5 per person - see attached for more info

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

KCS Tel-u-Gram
Spaghetti Supper Info 
Lacrosse Registration