KES Newsletter - June 1, 2018

Hello KES Families,

We are wrapping up NWEA testing for the last time this year, and I wanted to let you know how hard our students have been working in recent weeks. They have been doing great and we are all very proud of them here at KES.

I also want to ask that as the year winds down that you check out the KES Lost and Found. There are some very nice clothes in there! All items left over at the end of the year will be donated to the Kennebunk Cares take one final  look before it is all gone!

It was great seeing so many of you at the KHS Theater last Friday night for the RSU 21 Third Grade Drumming performance with Artist in Resident Michael Wingfield. As you might have noticed, the kids really loved it!  I know I’ve said it before, but please thank members from KEPTA and EFKA for funding that project by supporting their organizations.

We had a great assembly this morning, with performance by MSK 6th grade teacher, Ben Fogg. In addition to being a teacher in our district, Mr. Fogg’s is an entertainer whose music and presentations focus on positive character traits for children. He was a big hit, so we will be booking him for a full assembly next year, and hopefully you will get a chance to experience his performance and message….and he might just be your child’s teacher in a few short years!

Also this morning, we announced our plans to develop a Fairy Garden here at KES, in cooperation with our Girl Scouts, in honor of KES student Sia VanWyck, who passed away last summer. The RSU 21 Facilities Committee approved the proposal at their May meeting and we received a memorandum of understanding last week from the Girl Scouts to help with annual clean-up and maintenance of the project. If you knew Sia or if you would like to help with this project this coming summer and fall, please contact Jan Dixon, We look forward to watching this project unfold, in remembrance of a very special little girl who we miss very much.

Next Friday Morning Meeting will feature Bikes for Books, so join us if you can... A forty-four bicycle give-away in an elementary school is quite an exciting thing to experience!  

And finally, don’t forget the KES Family Fun Run/Walk at the KHS Track this afternoon! This fun event is sponsored by the Running With Character program, and is open to all KES families. Registration begins at 4:30 pm and the run begins at 5:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Yours in Education,
Mr. Quinn