Monthly Archives: November 2015

KES Canned Food Drive – UPDATE!

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Thank you to all who participated in the Canned Food Drive during the week of November 16th – November 20th.

The students at KES were able to collect enough food to fill 13 shopping carts completely full!  Our building alone was was able to collect over 2500 food items!

Preschool and kindergarten were the overall building winners collecting 500 food items.  They will receive a prize for collecting the most food items.

Other grade level collections:

  • 1st Grade:  276
  • 2nd Grade:  265
  • 3rd Grade:  433
  • 4th Grade:  456
  • 5th Grade:  367
  • 6th Grade:  270

Again, thank you to everyone who donated to this great cause!

Canned Food Drive


During the week of November 16th – 20th,
Kenton Elementary School will be participating in a canned food drive.

All of the food collected will be donated back to local food pantries here in Kenton.

Last year, Kenton City Schools collected over 10,000 items!  This year our goal is to do even better.

The grade level collecting the most food items will get to enjoy some sort of sweet treat.  However, more importantly, we will be practicing November’s character education value of Responsibility by caring for our community.

UPDATED: PAX Home Training Schedule


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!

Morning Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 29th (session 1)
  • Tuesday, October 27th (session 2)
  • Tuesday, November 24th (session 3)
  • Tuesday, January 26th (session 4)
  • Tuesday, February 23rd (session 5)
  • Tuesday, March 22nd (session 6)
  • Tuesday, April 26th (by invitation)

Evening Dates:

  • Thursday, November 5th (session 1 & 2)
  • Thursday, December 3rd (session 3)
  • Thursday, January 7th (session 4)
  • Thursday, February 4th (session 5)
  • Thursday, March 3rd (session 6)
  • Thursday, April 7th (by invitation)

Enter to win at $25 gift card at each session!  Must be present to win!

Lunch Menu: Week of November 16th – November 20th

School Lunch

Pizza Variety
Fresh Tossed Salad
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

Corndog on a Stick
Buttered Corn
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

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

WG Chicken Sandwich
Fresh Veggies
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

Cheeseburger on a Bun with Pickles
Oven Potatoes
Mixed Fruit
Fun Size Treat
Choice of Milk

Author and Illustrator Henry Cole Visits KES!

On Wednesday, November 11th, author and illustrator Henry Cole visited Kenton Elementary School.

After his presentation , students were able to purchase several books that Cole wrote and autographed them for students.

Below are pictures from his visit:

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Special thanks to:

KES PTO for sponsoring this event – what an amazing opportunity for our students!

Our tour guides of KES for Henry Cole – Mitch Jennings, Kylie Allmon, and Noah Ketcham
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Author and Illustrator Henry Cole to Visit KES

The KES PTO is very excited to announce that author and illustrator Henry Cole will  be presenting to KES students on Wednesday, November 11th!


Henry Cole is an illustrator who has worked on more than 50 books!  He has also written and illustrated several books on his own.

Educational and interactive, Henry Cole’s presentations dazzle audiences of all ages.  His clever wit, theatrical expressions, and remarkable ability to draw keep students laughing and engaged.  Cole encourages students to develop their individual talents, using his own experience, marked by patience and perseverance, as an example.

The KES PTO will be selling the following books on Wednesday, November 11th.  There will be a limited supply.

  • “On Meadowview Street” (hardback) – $13.00
  • “Jack’s Garden” (paperback) – $5.00
  • A Nest for Celeste (paperback) – $5.00
  • “Big Bug” (hardback) – $11.00

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