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KES PTO FRIDAY FYI: MAY 22, 2105

KES PTO FRIDAY FYI: MAY 22, 2015

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

May 25 (Monday)                                                

School Closed – Memorial Day

June 3rd (Wednesday)

Katonah FD Parade/Carnival

June 5th (Friday)

KES 75th Anniversary Celebration (see below)

June 10th ( Wednesday) @ 9:30am

PTO General Membership Meeting

June 15th (Monday)

9:30-11:00 A.M. 5th Grade Parenting Talk: The Transition to Middle School 

June 22-26 (Monday- Friday)

Early Dismissal

June 22nd (Monday)                                           

Field Day (Rain Date: Tuesday, June 23rd)

11am to 1pm School Supply Pick Up in the Sustainability Room – do not park in the KES Circle

June 23rd (Tuesday)

8am to 9:30am AND 11:30am to 1pm School Supply Pick Up in the Sustainability Room – do not park in the KES Circle

June 24th (Wednesday)

11am to 1pm – School Supply Pick Up in the Sustainability Room – do not park in the KES Circle

June 25th (Thursday)                                          

5th Grade Moving Up Day

June 26th (Friday)                                              

Last Day of School, 10:45am dismissal

**To ensure accurate information, please refer to the calendars on www.kespto.com or the Katonah Elementary School District calendar

For BOE Meetings, please check District website for time and location of meetings

ALSO CHECK OUT BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMMITTEES,

OTHER KLSD SCHOOL NEWS & EVENTS and COMMUNITY EVENTS IN OUR AREA.

 75th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The KES “There’s No Place like KES”

75th Anniversary Celebration

is Friday, June 5th.

STUDENTS WILL BE CELEBRATING ALL DAY LONG! Parents have been very eager to volunteer to help ever since receiving Principal Harris’ flyer a couple of weeks ago. Please visit the following website to learn about the volunteer opportunities:

We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming Sign-ups. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/V3JHc5

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the KES PTO at kespto@gmail.com and I can sign you up manually.

If the volunteer opportunities do not work with your availability, please mark your calendar for the celebratory Parade scheduled for 2:00 PM and will be held outdoors (weather permitting) in the circular driveway. You are welcome to join us (weather permitting)!

COMMITTEE NEWS

We are again writing to you asking you to become involved in the KES PTO. I know what you are thinking, “Oh boy, I don’t have time for that.” Or “Someone else will do it.”  The truth is every little bit helps no matter what type of schedule you have.

Please review the list of committees below to see which one(s) you would like to volunteer for.  If you would like more information on what the  chair position entails (including a general idea of time commitment), please email Kristen Lawton (kristenlawton1@gmail.com) or any member of the KES PTO Executive Board (kespto@gmail.com)  at your earliest convenience.

The following are the open positions for next school year:

Executive Board

Co-1st Vice President

Committees that need two (2) co-chairs:

Holiday Boutique
Yearbook – Class of 2016 this is one that you DEFINITELY want filled! Work starts in conjunction with the 5th Grade Slideshow over the summer, as well as with the Class Picture Chairs.

Committees that need second co-chair:

After School Activities
Fall Book Fair
Enrichment
Author Visits
KES Edible Garden and Greenhouse Program co-chair
Class of 2016 Garden and Greenhouse Program Rep
Class of 2017 Garden and Greenhouse Program Rep

We look forward to hearing from you to find out how you would like to get involved.

SEASONAL REMINDER

Please be sure your child comes to school in clothing that is appropriate for outdoor play. Open toe shoes and flip-flops are inappropriate shoe attire for our playground area; students may be asked to refrain from certain activities. (see page 12 of the 2014-2015 Family Handbook)

WALK TO SCHOOL FRIDAYS ARE BACK!!!!

In celebration of good exercise and our  wonderful KES community, we’d like to encourage KES students to again walk  (or ride their bike) to school on Fridays (weather permitting).

If students can’t walk or ride their bike, please have them take their regular bus route so that there are fewer cars dropping off at KES and, therefore, increased safety for our walkers and riders

As in the past, there should be extra police presence on Fridays — so there should be a crossing guard at New Street and Valley Road on Fridays.

As a reminder, there is always a crossing guard at: Huntville & Cherry; Huntville & Glen Ridge; Huntville & South; and Huntville & New Street.  We hope to see many KES students walking to school on Fridays from now until the end of the school year!!

PS – We’d love students to walk/ride to school as often as possible at this time of year – it doesn’t just have to be on Fridays.

KLSD SEPTA

KLSEPTA’s 2nd Annual Field Day

When: Saturday, May 30th (rain date Sunday, May 31, 3-5pm)
Where: Lewisboro Town Park
Come Join us at Lewisboro Town Park for an afternoon of family fun to benefit KLSEPTA! There will be food, beverages, games, raffles, bake sale, local business, Rising Stars instructional information and MUCH MUCH more! Volunteers are needed! If you would like to volunteer your time or baking talents, please contact info@klsepta.org

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KES PTO FRIDAY FYI: FEBRUARY 27, 2015

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

March 2 (Monday)                          

PARP begins (see email for all of the events throughout March)

*Reminder: STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO WEAR THEIR 75th ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS TO SCHOOL FOR THE MARCH ASSEMBLY*

 

March 3rd (Tuesday)

Kindergarten Orientation (7pm)

 

March 18 Wednesday

9:30am : PTO General Membership Meeting

 

March 30 – April 3 (Monday & Friday) 

School Closed – Spring Recess & Holiday

 

April 17th (Friday)

KES PTO Spring Dinner Dance @ Saw Mill Club (7pm to 11pm)

 

April 24th (Friday)

KES PTO Family Dance/Party

**To ensure accurate information, please refer to the calendars on www.kespto.com or the Katonah Elementary School District calendar

For BOE Meetings, please check District website for time and location of meetings

ALSO CHECK OUT BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMMITTEES,

OTHER KLSD SCHOOL NEWS & EVENTS and COMMUNITY EVENTS IN OUR AREA.

 

REMINDER: ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

 

Arrival…If you choose to drive your child/children to school in the mornings, please remember to stay on the right side of the drive way as you pull down to the drop off area by the Plaza doors.   It is important for children to get out of cars on the curb side, the right side, and it is helpful if they disembark without assistance, whenever possible. Also, please stay in the right lane throughout the process so as not to interfere with bus traffic. This makes the drop off procedure much more efficient and safe!   Thanks for your cooperation!

 

Taking the bus or walking and/or riding when weather permits and sidewalks are available for walking safely are always better alternatives because of the impacts on traffic and congestion!

 

COMMITTEE NEWS

 

Spring Dinner Dance

Winter weather getting you down?  Think Spring!! This year’s KES PTO Spring Dinner Dance is Friday, April 17th!! Last year’s event was a tremendous success thanks to the generous support of our KES families and community. As always the proceeds from this event go directly toward enriching our children’s educational experience at KES. Don’t miss out this year!  Join your fellow KES parents, staff and administrators for cocktails (open bar!), a buffet dinner and dancing at the  Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco on Friday, April 17th from 7-11pm.  The event will be catered by O2 Living! The silent auction donation flyer was sent via backpack mail last week. Invitations will go out soon! We hope to see you all there!

 

Yearbook

If anyone has photos from the fall and winter events that happened before the Holiday Recess, please send them to the Committee. If you have pictures that you would like to submit to the Yearbook, there are two (2) ways:

 

  1. via email (kesyearbook2015@gmail.com)

OR

  1. Upload them to our Herff Jones eShare account:
  • Go to hjeshare.comand enter school code 10536.
  • Fill out the page and select Browse for Image, locate your picture (file), click on the file name and open. Note:  To upload more than one photo, Ctrl-click on each filename.
  • Click the thumbnail to select it and enter the names of all the children in the photo.
  • Finally, click Submit Image Information when you are done!

 

If you have any questions, please send them to kesptoyearbook2015@gmail.com.

 

JJHS: TREBLE MAKERS

NEED A GOOD LAUGH???

JOIN US FOR

A NIGHT OF COMEDY

FEATURING COMEDIANS:

 

MOODY MCCARTHY

Appeared on Letterman (TWICE); JIMMY KIMMEL, LAST COMIC STANDING, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

AND

JOHNNY LAMPERT

seen on mtv, comedy centralhbo’s comedy showcase, comic

strip, caroline’s comedy club

 

plus musical performance by jjhs co-ed acapella group

THE TREBLEMAKERS

Friday, February 27, 2015 – Doors open at 7:00pm

Katonah United Methodist Church Parish Hall

5 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536

MINIMUM DONATION – $40 in advance / $50 at door

For advance tickets and info. contact:

Karen at Kmommac@gmail.com or Ruth at rflevepost@gmail.com

Refreshments will be available

All Proceeds To Benefit Treblemakers 2015 Trip To Participate

In Disney World Performing Arts Onstage Music Education Program

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Download Growth Mindset Presentation

Click this link to download the handout from the Growth Mindset Presentation last week:

Handout_PTO Mindset