Monthly Archives: February 2016

Jump Rope for Heart 2016

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Thank you to all the families, community organizations, students and staff who supported our KES second through sixth grade students in our annual Jump Rope for Heart event.

We raised $10,301.00 to help fight heart disease and stroke!  That amount tops our previous record of $7,400.00 set last year.  Great job students!

Special thank you to our top five students who raised over $200 each:  Ella Doenges, Hayley Gallant, M.J. Harper, Brittany Beamer, and Caitlyn Boyle. Prizes are ordered and we hope to distribute them in a few weeks.

Sincerely,
Mr. Collins and Mrs. Van Horn

Below are pictures from the event:

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Lunch Menu: Week of February 29th – March 4th

School Lunch

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

Tuesday
Walking Taco
Lettuce and Cheese
Tostito Rounds
Buttered Corn
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

Wednesday
COOK’S CHOICE
Vegetable
Mixed Fruit
Fresh Baked Cookie
Choice of Milk

*Menu will be online.

Thursday
WG Popcorn Chicken Bites
Green Beans
Mixed Fruit
Treat
Choice of Milk

Friday
French Toast Stix
Sausage Patty or Links
Oven Potatoes
100% Fruit Juice
Choice of Milk

Healthy Body Image, Healthy You Presentation

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The Healthy Body Image, Healthy You Presentation will be presented by Ohio Northern University Pharmacy students of Kappa Epsilon.

They have designed a 40 minute educational presentation for your student to raise awareness about the importance of body image.  The often negative influence of the media, especially social media, and the unrealistic beauty standards it promotes can lead to a negative self-esteem and body image.  They are working to combat this by reaching out to middle and elementary school students to promote healthy body images!

Their presentation aims to help students to:

  • Understand what a body image is
  • Identify what influences their personal body image
  • Realize how unrealistic media images negatively affect body image
  • Find value in their bodies and what they have the power to do
  • Take proper care of their bodies

Kenton Elementary School fifth and sixth graders will see this presentation in March.

Lunch Menu: Week of February 22nd – 26th

School Lunch

Monday
Tony’s Cheese Pizza
Fresh Tossed Salad
Mixed Fruit
Choice of Milk

Tuesday
Pasta with Meat Sauce
Mixed Veggies
Mixed Fruit
Cheese-filled Breadstick
Choice of Milk

Wednesday
Hotdog on a Bun
Vegetable
Mixed Fruit
Treat
Choice of Milk

Thursday
WG Chicken Nuggets
Green Beans
Mixed Fruit
Dinner Roll
Choice of Milk

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

KCS Preschool and Kindergarten Registration/Screening Process

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Preschool and Kindergarten registration/screening process for the Kenton City School District will be held March 29th, March 30th, March 31st, and April 1st 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 Tuesday, March 29th.

At your scheduled appointment, please bring your child’s birth certificate (not birth record), social security card, immunization record, custody papers (if applicable), physical  (dated January 1, 2016 or after), photo ID, and proof of residency.  If you are registering a preschooler, please complete the dental form (dated January 1, 2016) and bring your proof of income.

To register for preschool, your child must be three years old on or before August 1, 2016.  To register for kindergarten, your child must be five years old on or before August 1, 2016.

We look forward to working with your and your child.

ProgressBook Update

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All parents and students  in grades 1-6 should now have access to ProgressBook.  ProgressBook allows parents and students to monitor academic progress in all areas by logging in with a username and password.  Students were given login information during technology class and assistance was given to ensure all students were able to log into their accounts.  Students and/or parents are encouraged to log in weekly so they can keep up on any missing assignments.

Parent Access Letters for ProgressBook were handed out at Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Any parent who still doesn’t have access can call the school at 419-673-7248 and an access letter will be printed and sent home within a week.

Special Area Teachers are now giving letter grades for students in grades 3-6.  These letter grades are based on each student’s mastery of content standards for each of those areas.  These letter grades will count towards Honor Roll awards beginning the 2nd Nine Weeks.

Kroger Community Rewards Helps KES!

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Each year, Kroger gives money to Kenton Elementary School when you use your Kroger card.  Grandparents, friends, and neighbors can also link their Kroger card to KES.

Register at:  www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Select:  “Kenton Elementary School”

Reward money will go to student activities and events.

Thanks for your support in advance!

D Pod Dance – Friday, February 12th

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On Friday, February 12th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Kenton Elementary School PTO will be hosting a dance for the 5th and 6th grade students.

Here are some additional details:

  • Tickets for the dance are being sold by Dance Committee Representatives (one per class) and can be purchased for $1.00.
  • The money collected and all proceeds from concessions will be presented to the family of Blaze Keim (a KES student diagnosed with a critical health condition).
  • Non-perishable food items will also be collected at the door and donated to the local food bank.
  • All school rules will apply and be enforced at the dance.  In addition, once students enter the dance, they are not to leave.  If they do leave, they will not be able to re-enter the dance.
  • The PTO will be selling snacks and drinks for a small amount of money during the dance ($.25).
  • All students can be dropped off at the main front door.
  • Sixth grade students can be picked up at the main front entrance and fifth grade students can be picked up at the back bus entrance.

We hope this is a positive experience for all students!