Cristy’s Corner


Good afternoon, KES Families.

I want to start by thanking the KES PTO/SEPTO, parent volunteers and families for supporting the special events, activities and field trips that have taken place during the 2017 portion of this school year. Your generosity with time and funding provided opportunities for our students to participate in enrichment activities, both at school and off-site. These meaningful, relevant and active learning experiences greatly supported our District’s Learning Commitment of engaging students. Please know that the KES teachers and administration truly recognize and deeply appreciate your ongoing and unwavering support.  

Here are just a few friendly reminders and some important information as we head out for the Holiday Recess and into the New Year:

  • School will be closed from Monday, December 25th through Monday, January 1st. We look forward to seeing the children when school reopens on Tuesday, January 2nd.
  • Immediately upon our return from break, we will begin the Winter Benchmarking of all students. We use the assessment information to monitor students’ progress in reading and math, and to inform programmatic decisions regarding classroom instruction and RtI services in these areas. Parents will receive notification during the week of January 29th if their child is either entering, exiting, or changing RtI tiers.
  • We will continue to comply with New York State Health Department’s recommendation of indoor recess on days the weather is below 20 degrees with the wind shield factor. During Indoor Recess, students will be able to use available spaces and resources; they will be provided with options for play, movement and related activities.
  • On weather permitting days, students will be allowed outside for play if they are properly dressed- hats, gloves and when appropriate, snow gear.

Important Dates:

1/10- 7:00 pm 5th-7th Grade Curriculum Conversations at John Jay Middle School

1/15- School closed for Martin Luther King’s Day

1/17- 9:15 am/9:30 am Principal’s Coffee/PTO General Meeting in the KES Cafeteria

1/21- 12:00-2:00 pm 4th Graders Young Artist Expo

1/26- 4th Grade KMA Presentation

2/5- 3rd Grade International Day

2/5- NEW DATE: 7:00 pm Chorus and Band Concert (Snow date: 2/28)

2/14- 2nd Grade Special Persons’ Day

2/15- NEW DATE: 7:00 pm Strings Concert (Snow date: 2/28)

2/16- School in session

2/19- School closed for Presidents’ Day

2/20- School closed for students/Superintendent’s Conference Day for Teachers

2/26- Science Fair (Snow date: 2/27)

3/1- 7:00 pm Kindergarten Orientation (Snow date: 3/5)

3/14- 9:15 am/9:30 am Principal’s Coffee/PTO General Meeting in the KES Cafeteria

3/21- Starry Story Night

All of us at KES wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season and New Year.

See you next year,

Cristy Harris, Principal