KES Newsletter April 8, 2019

Hello KES Families,

I hope you are all well today. It has been a busy week here at KES, so I have more information to share than usual….thank you for reading! For additional great reading, please check out the front page article featuring 2nd grader Skylar Dixon and Mr. McCarthy in the current edition of the York County Coast Star regarding our incredible success with Kids Heart Challenge.

I want to thank all of the families and caregivers who have been in the building recently for Parent Teacher Conferences, and to all of the families who came to the KES Kindergarten Concert this morning. Our students sang songs focusing on Citizenship, our Character Trait of the month, and it was really sweet. Special thanks to Mrs. Cherry for working her magic and to the Kindergarten Teachers, Specialists, and support staff for their hard work with these students all year long.

I want to thank the subcommittee of KEPTA parents who spent Tuesday night, Thursday night, and Thursday morning here at KES working on the proposal for a new and improved highly accessible playground here at KES, complete with nature play components. Kelley-Ann Morgan, Anush Hansen, Jessica Winters, Eamonn Hutton, and Erin O’Reilly Jakan presented before the Facilities Committee this week and will be presenting their proposal again at the RSU 21 School Board meeting on April 29th. Mr. Hutton designs natural play spaces professionally, and has created some wonderful designs that will be shared with the public in the coming months. It is a very exciting project and the next meeting will take place here at KES on Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00pm in the KES Library. Please join us if you can!

It was great seeing so many of you here for our Spaghetti Supper for Honor Flight Maine on Wednesday night. I have not received word yet on the final amount of money we raised, but we had a great turn-out, and we look forward to letting you all know how much we will be able to donate. Special thanks to KEPTA for organizing and hosting the event and to Ellen Demmons and the RSU 21 Food Service department for donating their time and expertise. I also want to thank Laurie Sidelinger from Honor Flight Maine for attending and helping with the event. We are excited to keep this great support going for a great cause!

Parents of 1st and 2nd graders are welcome to attend our annual Bikes for Books event with the Masons York Lodge 22 this coming Tuesday, April 9th, at 8:30am in the KES gym. If you have never experienced a 22 bicycle give-away, it is quite a thing to see. Please join us if you are able!

I want to let you know that the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust is offering daily activities for children during the week of April Vacation, from Monday, April 15th, to Friday, April 19th. Please see the attached flyer for details.

I also want to let you know that the RSU 21 Communications Committee will be opening their agenda up to community participation during the last 30 minutes of their meeting time between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There are two remaining meetings in this school year which will take place prior to School Board meetings and will take place on May 6th (at KCS) and June 3rd (at KES). Communication Committee members include representatives from the School Board and administration.

And finally, just a reminder that there is no school for students next Friday, April 12th. That day is set aside for teachers to finish offering Parent Teacher Conferences.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Education,

Mr. Quinn

April Vacation Camp.pdf 

STEM Winter Newsletter 2019.pdf