Monthly Archives: September 2015

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops

Last year, KES PTO earned over $1600 through the Box Tops program!  Our goal is to raise $4000 in the 2015-2016 school year!

Don’t forget to clip, collect, and turn in Box Tops.  Each month, the class in each grade who returns the most Box Tops will win prizes!

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming PTO Meetings

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming PTO Meetings:

2015:  October 1st, November 5th, and December 3rd
2016:  January 14th, February 4th, March 3rd, April 7th, and May TBD

PTO Meetings are held at KES in the Auxillary Gym from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

If you can’t make the meetings, be sure to stay in touch with us by liking our Facebook page and reading our email updates.  To receive KES PTO emails in your inbox, sign up on our mailing list by providing your email address to us:  kentonelementarypto@gmail.com.

 

3rd Grade Music Program

Music Notes

The Kenton Elementary School third grade students will present their fall musical on Thursday, October 22nd.  In order to accommodate the large number of family members who attend our programs, Mrs. Sheldon and Mr. Davis will each have their own performance with only the students they each teach.

Mrs. Sheldon’s Class

  • The Dress Rehearsal will be at 8:45 AM on Thursday, October 22nd in the KES Cafeteria.  Parents or grandparents who work evenings are invited to attend the morning Dress Rehearsal.
  • The Performance will be at 5:30 PM on Thursday, October 22nd in the KES Cafeteria.  Students should begin arriving at KES at 5:00 PM.

Mr. Davis’ Class

  • The Dress Rehearsal will be at 9:30 AM on Thursday, October 22nd in the KES Cafeteria.  Parents or grandparents who work evenings are invited to attend the morning Dress Rehearsal.
  • The Performance will be at 5:30 PM on Thursday, October 22nd in the KES Cafeteria.  Students should begin arriving at KES at 7:00 PM.

Costumes

Costumes are very simple – just wear sports clothing!  Have your third grader wear his or her favorite sports clothing.  You do not need to buy anything new.  (You can always have your student wear his/her Kenton Elementary shirt.)

First Grade Visits Althauser’s Farm

On September 24th and 25th, first grade classes traveled to the Althauser’s Farm to learn more about living things.  The farm had stations set up for the students to learn about different seasonal activities and jobs on the farm.

At one station, the students could explore the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin to take home.  At another station, the students learned about honeybees and beekeepers.  Then, the students got to taste real honey from the Althauser Farm.  At a third station, the students listened to Mr. Althauser explain how to pick apples from an apple orchard and then watched him make cider.  Finally, the students enjoyed a taste of apple cider!  Yum!

The weather for the field trip was beautiful on both days and the students had a lot of fun learning about pumpkins, bees, and apples.

Below are pictures from the field trip:

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PAX Home Training – Reminder!

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The Pax Good Behavior Game is a tool teachers at Kenton Elementary are using in their classrooms to help students with self-regulation, self-control, and self-management.  Playing the Pax Game leads to reduced classroom disruptions, fewer symptoms of inattention, reduced aggression, fewer referrals and suspensions, more time for teaching and learning, and reduced need for special education or mental health services.

Many components of the Pax Game can also be used at home!  Join us for our FREE series of Pax Home Lessons each month at Kenton Elementary!  Each one will focus on a different concept of Pax and will take just 15 minutes of your time.  The best part?  All materials and instructions provided will be yours to keep and take home to play with your kids!

2015-2016 Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 29th
  • Tuesday, October 27th
  • Tuesday, November 24th
  • Tuesday, January 26th
  • Tuesday, February 23rd
  • Tuesday, March 22nd

Each session will take place in the cafeteria at Kenton Elementary.

Times:  9:00 AM for parents of students in grades preschool – second; 9:30 AM for parents of students in grades third – sixth.

Donuts will be provided, as well as, a chance to win a $25 gift card!  Must be present to win!

Lunch Menu: Week of September 28th – October 2nd

School Lunch

Monday
Domino’s Smart Slice Pizza
Fresh Tossed Salad
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

Tuesday
Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Carrots/Celery with Dip
Mixed Fruit
Fun Size Treat
Choice of Milk

Wednesday
Breaded Mozzarella Sticks
Marinara Sauce
Green Beans
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

Thursday
WG Chicken Sandwich
Fresh Veggies
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

Friday
Beefy Nachos and Cheese
Tostito Scoops
Buttered Corn
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

SPIRIT WEEK – September 28th – October 2nd

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SPIRIT WEEK
September 28th – October 2nd

Friday, October 2nd
Homecoming Game – Kenton vs Shawnee

Kenton Elementary School students and staff will be participating in Spirit Week.  Please join us in celebrating homecoming.  GO CATS!  Beat the Indians!

MONDAY – September 28th
Favorite Color Day:  Have your child wear their favorite color to school.

TUESDAY – September 29th
Red, White, and Blue – Wear red, white, and blue to show American Pride!

WEDNESDAY – September 30th
Pajama Day – Have your child wear their favorite pajamas.  We will still go outside for recess so make sure they will be appropriate to wear outside.  Also, if your child wants to wear slippers, please put those in their book bag and have them wear regular shoes to school.

THURSDAY – October 1st
Tie Dye/Neon Colors:  Have your child wear a tie dye or neon colored clothes.

FRIDAY – October 2nd
Wildcat Spirit Day:  We want to have a “red out” day  for our big game against Shawnee.  If your child does not have a red Wildcat shirt or sweatshirt, it is fine if they wear whatever they have to support Kenton!