KES Newsletter - November 2, 2018

Hello KES Families,

Happy Friday….I hope you are all well today. Between the Red Sox winning the World Series last weekend and Halloween falling on Wednesday,  there has been no shortage of excitement this week here at KES.

Next Friday, November 9th, our annual Veterans Celebration will take place during Friday Morning Meeting. If a member of your family is a US veteran or active service member, we invite them to participate in our assembly. Please send Linda Mattuchio names, ranks, and contact information for family members who are active service members or US veterans if they can join us on November 9th at lmattuchio@rsu21.net. Pre K classes will not be in attendance at this assembly, but if Pre-K students have a family member participating, they can attend with their family. We ask everyone participating to arrive by 8:00am.

Calling all knitters! Anyone who knits, please consider knitting a scarf or two to send in to KES from now through December 14th. The scarves become part of care packages that are sent to active US service members serving in cold climates over the holidays. KES has provided 580 home made scarves for Operation Gratitude since 2011. Please reach out to Mrs. Walters if you have any questions at cwalters@rsu21.net, and send in those scarves!

KEPTA's fall Box Tops drive is underway. Any time between now and Tuesday, November 20, the day before Thanksgiving break, you can clip those Box Tops on food boxes and other items in your home & send them in to your child's classroom. All the money raised will be used to support KES teachers and educational programs. The next KEPTA meeting will take place on Thursday November 8th at noon, so please join us if you can, and thank you for supporting KEPTA.  

In recent weeks we have noticed that many students arriving by car drop-off are arriving later than they should each day. School starts at 8:15am sharp and the first part of each school day is a critical time. Many teachers present their most important information first thing in the morning when students are the most alert and ready to learn. Also, plans for the day are shared with students in the morning so that there are no surprises and students will know what to expect. Additionally, duty staff cannot remain outside after 8:15am as students coming in from the playground are entering their classrooms at that time and would not have anyone to monitor them. Please make every effort to set the clock a few minutes earlier and have students here by 8:15 each day. Thank you for your help with this.

Yours in Education,
Mr. Quinn

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