Monthly Archives: February 2016

Important Upcoming Dates


Make sure to mark your calendar for these important upcoming dates:

  • Friday, February 12th – D Pod (5th and 6th Grade) Dance:  KES Gym from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Monday, February 15th – No School (President’s Day)
  • Friday, February 19th – Jump Rope for Heart (2nd – 6th Grade):  During Their Specials
  • Tuesday, February 23rd – PAX Home Training:  KES Cafeteria at 9:00 AM
  • Tuesday, February 23rd – 2nd Grade Family Night:  KES B Pod at 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 24th – 2 Hour Delay (Staff Professional Development)
  • Thursday, February 25th – 5th Grade Music Program:  KES Cafeteria at 7:00 PM

KES February Character Award

The criteria for the monthly character award is based on students displaying attributes that includes virtues such as Integrity, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Determination, Willpower, Trustworthiness, Fairness, Empathy, Citizenship, and Compassion.  At KES, we have a character curriculum that highlights a different virtue every month.  February’s virtue is Trustworthiness.


The list of names is in no particular order in relation to the picture:

Finnegan Sprang
Chloe McKinney
Allison Hinojo
Kylee Kavanagh
Rowan Evans
Jazalyn Worthington
Geneva Norris
Hunter Richardson
Morgan Kugel
Taryn Miller
Liam Hewett

Sawyer Buxton
Lyllian Tillman
Arianna Hastings
Austin Dysert
Liza Gierhart
Parker Gierhart
Leah Blue

Lauren Mullins
Marissa Joseph
Joah Morales
Haedynn Brown
Kylyne Anspach
Roger Walker

Alexis Disbennett
Ruby Styer
Kenzie Williams
Cam Jesionowski
Luke Anderson
Kami Gay
Avery Miller
Alayna Miller

Aaliyah Clark
Grace Lodge
Angel Forester
Jerson Hernandez
Delaney Buxton
Ethan Rall

Natalie Horton
Lora Harder
Seth Manns
Kailie Mullett
Jenna White
Gavin Manns
Michael Adams

Zane Preston
Noah Ketcham
Max Haushalter
Grace Collins
Madison Collins
Mya Lewis

Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair – This Spring!


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:  March 4th – 11th

Shopping Hours:  7:30 AM  – 3:30 PM

Special Activities:
Join us for our Family and Friends Event March 4th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  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 Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at  Our online Fair is available from February 28th – March 12th.

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

5th Grade Music Program

Music Notes

The Kenton Elementary School fifth grade students will present their musical on Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 PM.  The Dress Rehearsal will be approximately 8:30 AM in the Kenton Elementary School Cafetorium that same day.  Parents or grandparents who work evenings are invited to attend the morning Dress Rehearsal.

Students should begin to arrive at Kenton Elementary School on Thursday, February 25th around 6:30 PM and go to their classrooms.  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW SO THAT ALL STUDENTS IN FIFTH GRADE GENERAL MUSIC AT KENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARE IN ATTENDANCE.

The program is called, “We Haz Jazz!”  It explores the history of America’s own music of jazz from New Orleans to Chi-Town, from cotton fields to the Cotton Club with jazz greats like Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Thelonius Monk.

COSTUMES:  Costumes are very simple – just wear bright, jazzy, school-appropriate clothes!  You do not need to go buy something new!  Just wear whatever your child has in his/her closet!  (You can always have your student wear his/her Kenton Elementary School t-shirt!)  The important thing is to make sure your student comes and joins in on all the fun!  Some special costumes for speaking parts will be provided.  Please ask your child if they have a special part that needs a special costume.

As an added bonus this year, if 100% of all Mrs. Sheldon’s or Mr. Georgeson’s fifth graders are in attendance, those students will receive a treat party during their next music class.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.


Lunch Menu: Week of February 8th – February 13th

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

D-Pod Dance: Friday, February 12th


KES PTO is helping D-Pod (grades 5th and 6th) plan a Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 12th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the KES Gym.

Tickets are $1.00.  Net proceeds will benefit the family of KES student Blaze Keim.  Non-perishable items will be accepted at the door for a local food pantry.

Sixth grader Seth Manns created the dance invitation and sixth grader Chelsea Kalb hand designed the admission ticket.

The D-Pod Dance Committee Members are:  Natalie Horton, Jarron Willoby, Kailie Mullett, Tyson Lawerence, Caleb Harp Pulfer, Seth Manns, Madison Fillinger, Hailey Melvin, Lauren Bartlett, Hannah Beach, Chelsea Kalb, and Joslyn Stauffer.

Wes Molebash Visit: March 22nd


The KES PTO is exited to welcome cartoon illustrator Wes Molebash on Tuesday, March 22nd!  Wes was going to present earlier in January, but his visit was rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Wes will demonstrate his cartoon drawing talent in children’s books, highlighting his latest publication, “DIFFERENT IS AWESOME” during grade level assemblies.

Wes Molebash has been publishing comics online since 2004.  His previous works includes, “You’ll Have That,” “Max vs. Max,” ” and “Insert Image.”  He’s also illustrated a couple of children’s books, most notably, “DIFFERENT IS AWESOME.”  When he’s not drawing comics, he’s either working as a staff pastor at Centerpoint Church or spending time with his family.  Wes lives in Southern Ohio with his wife, Kari, and their son, Parker.

If your student would like to meet Wes at a book signing on March 22nd and own an autographed copy of, “DIFFERENT IS AWESOME,” be sure to fill out the form that will be sent home this month and return no later than February 26th.  This hard back book retails for $14, but we were able to offer it at the special rate of $10!  Books will be shipped directly to KES for Wes to sign.