Hello KES Families,
I hope you are all well today! I want to thank all of the parents who brought students to KES at 5:45am this morning to participate in the WMTW Weather at Your School forecast. WMTW meteorologist Ted McInerney was with us for the fourth year in a row broadcasting the morning weather from in front of KES. Clips have run throughout the day of our students participating in his forecast and of the presentation he offers each year for our 1st graders. You can see re-runs of the live clips this afternoon at 4:00pm on Channel 8, so tune in if you can!
This morning at Friday Morning Meeting, Nurse Brown shared a presentation with the children on cold and flu symptoms. She discussed the steps that we can take to keep ourselves healthy, prevent the spread of illness to others, and things we can do to help us recover quicker when we are affected by illness this cold and flu season. Attached you will find our district's guide "When to Send Your Child To School". Additionally there is a full presentation that covers the signs, symptoms, treatments, and guidelines for returning to school for some of the most commonly experienced illnesses. As always if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health feel free to reach out to Nurse Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-985-4402.
Also at Friday Morning Meeting we talked about “Friendliness,” our February Character Trait of the month. Kennebunk High School Wrestlers Alden Shields, Sean Radel, and David York were with us to share their definition of “Friendliness,” and we were able to recognize KES students who participate in Kennebunk Youth Wrestling as well. Please help us reinforce the importance of “Friendliness” with your children throughout the month of February.
This coming Tuesday, February 12th, the KEPTA Playground Committee will be meeting at 6:30pm in the KES cafeteria to discuss plans for upgrading the playground here at KES, as well as adding a Natural Playground to our grounds. We will hear from two consultants and share ideas at that meeting. If you would like to share thoughts or offer help in this endeavor, please join us at that time. We hope to see you here!
And finally, Mr. McCarthy asked me to remind everyone that we will once again be participating in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge next Friday. Many of us remember it as Jump Rope for Heart. To show our commitment to keeping hearts healthy, we will have grade-level jump parties in the gym next Friday with lots of jump rope and jumping activities to support the American Heart Association. Three years ago the KES community raised over $7,000.00 for this great cause. Two years ago we raised over $10,000.00 and were one of the top ten fundraisers in Maine. And last year we raised a whopping $16,000. 00 plus. We hope you help us this year keep this great momentum going and growing! Please visit http://american.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge/ for more information. Envelopes and online donations will be collected until Friday, February 15th. Thank you in advance for your support.
Have a great weekend!
Yours in Education,