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,

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 

January 12, 2018

At this morning's assembly, we watched a touching video of children reciting Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech. We wanted to remind the students that Monday isn't just a day of no school. Also, some of the Masons from the Arundel  Lodge joined us to kickoff our annual Bikes for Books activity. They brought sample bikes for the students to see. Each year, this activity brings much enthusiasm, so we appreciate the Masons' generous donation of two bikes per classroom, which will be awarded in late April to students who have been entering submissions for reading over the next few months. 

Next Thursday evening, Jan 18th, KCPTA will be hosting a Circus Smirkus volunteer party at Salt & Honey @6:30pm. If you have any interest in volunteering for Circus this year, please feel free to join the group. Many hands make light work, so please consider helping.

Other upcoming events: 

- Friday, Feb 2nd @ 6:30-8:30 @KCS gym ~ Sock Hop (snow date is March 2nd)

- Thursday, Feb 9th @ 5:00-7:00pm @KCS gym ~ Spaghetti Supper fundraiser to support Max & his family ~ see attached info for ticket sales

Happy Weekend, 
Karen Bubar, Principal

This week's Tel-u-Gram
Spaghetti Supper Information and Ticket Sales Slip 
KKLL Registration 

December 15, 2017

The staff would like to thank KCPTA for our holiday luncheon today! We are so blessed to have such supportive and caring parents in our community.

A huge thanks to EFKA, Education Foundation of Kennebunks and Arundel, for funding the artist-in-residence, Michael Wingfield, who spent the week with us. Students enjoyed their time learning from him and playing the various drums that he brought with him. We are grateful for these types of opportunities for our students.

Happy Weekend,
Karen Bubar, Principal

Tel-u-Gram - 12-15-2017
UNE Hockey Games 

December 8, 2017

Our third graders transformed into detectives on Thursday for some engaging learning. Thanks Mr. Nye and Mrs. Wendle for going above and beyond for their students. We hope that you've enjoyed some of the town's Prelude activities this past week. It's not too late... there are some fun activities happening this weekend as well. Enjoy the first snowfall of the season! 

Happy Weekend, 
Karen Bubar, Principal

Tel-u-Gram - 12-08-2017

River Tree Arts winter info 

Runaway Dreidel

Polar Express