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ONU Energy Day

On Tuesday, February 21st, students from Ohio Northern University Baja Team came to teach Kenton Elementary School third graders about energy.

The third grade students worked in teams of 3-4 and worked with an ONU student to explore mass, acceleration, kinetic energy, and potential energy.  They even got creative and explored making their own ramps and loops!

Below are pictures from the event:

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Spring Scholastic Book Fair

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Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are.  Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

  • Set the example.  Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in your home.  Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Support our school’s Book Fair.  Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school.  It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair Dates:  Friday, February 24th – Friday, March 3rd
Shopping Hours:  7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Special Activities:  February 24th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us for our Family and Friends Event!  Shop our Book Fair and join us for a movie and snack along with a chance to win prizes!

If you are unable to attend the Book Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/kes2017.  Our Online Book Fair is available from February 20th – March 5th.

We look forward to seeing your and your family at our Book Fair!  Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Kindergarten Registration and Screening Process

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Kindergarten registration and screening process for the Kenton City School District will be held April 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at the Kenton Elementary School, 631 Silver Street, Kenton, Ohio.

Parents need to schedule an appointment with Carol Scott, Administrative Assistant, at 419-673-7248 extension 1001.  Please call prior to Monday, March 27th.

At your scheduled appointment, please bring your child’s:

  • birth certificate (birth record)
  • social security card
  • immunization record
  • custody papers (if applicable)
  • physical (dated January 1, 2017 or after)
  • photo id
  • proof of residency

To register for kindergarten, your child must be five years old on or before August 1, 2017.  We look forward to working with you and your child.

Light Up the Night! Additional Information…

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Dear Parents of 5th and 6th Grade Students:

On Friday, February 10, 2017, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Kenton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting a dance for the 5th and 6th grade students.

We have listed some details for your information:

  • Tickets for the dance are being sold by Dance Committee Representatives (one per class) and can be purchased for $1.00.
  • Tickets can also be purchased at the door if a student did not purchase a ticket prior to the dance.
  • One glow stick will be given to each student when they arrive.  Additional glow sticks can be purchased for $.25.
  • There will be a concession stand with snacks and drinks available to purchase.  The cost of the snacks and drinks will range from $.50 to $1.00.
  • The money collected from ticket sales and all proceeds from concessions will be donated to the Not By Choice Foundation on behalf of the 5th and 6th grade students at KES.
  • All students can be dropped off at the main entrance to KES.
  • At the end of the dance, 6th grade students can be picked up at the main front entrance and 5th grade students can be picked up at the back bus entrance.
  • All school rules will apply and be enforced at the dance.  In addition, once students enter the dance, they are not to leave.  If they do leave, they will not be able to re-enter the dance.

Sincerely,

KES PTO Board and Dance Committee