Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lunch Menu: Week of March 7th – 11th

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

UPDATED Club ROAR Schedule


Below is an updated Club ROAR Schedule:

  • March 7
  • March 8
  • March 9
  • March 10
  • March 11
  • March 14
  • March 15
  • March 16
  • March 17
  • March 18

NO CLUB ROAR MARCH 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 or 28!

  • March 29
  • March 30
  • March 31
  • April 1
  • April 4
  • April 5
  • April 6
  • April 7
  • April 8
  • April 11
  • April 12
  • April 13
  • April 14
  • April 15
  • April 18
  • April 19
  • April 20
  • April 21
  • April 22
  • April 25
  • April 26
  • April 27
  • April 28
  • April 29

D-Pod Dance a Success!


The D-Pod (5th and 6th grades) Valentine’s “Under the Sea” Dance was a hit on February 12th.  It could not have happened without all the great parent volunteers who helped chaperone, as well as, provided snacks and refreshments.  Special thanks to Brad Heckathorn for DJ-ing the event.  Funds were raised from the ticket sales and concession sales and donated to benefit the family of KES student Blaze Keim.

Many thanks again to D-Pod Dance Committee members:  Natalie Horton, Jarron Willoby, Kailie Mullett, Tyson Lawrence, Caleb Harp Pulfer, Seth Manns, Madison Fillinger, Hailey Melvin, Lauren Bartlett, Hannah Beach, Chelsea Kalb, and Joslyn Stauffer.

Huge thanks to all the parents who made the Valentine’s Dance a success:  Jen McPherson, Michelle Heckathorn, Larissa Harpel, Teresa Horton, Matt Jennings, Alyssa and Kyle Johnston, Shana Stout, Jennifer Spencer, Shannon Allmon, Anne Temple, Crystal Boyle, Rhonda and Bert Grubbs, Tina Hunt, Heather Wedertz, Liz Purdy, Beth Hopkins, Megan Defibaugh, Jeri Clum, Becky Hites, Brandy Baughman, Nicole Heilman, Bridget Pifer, Tina Sams, and Katie Ketcham.

Are YOU Interested in Being a PTO Board Officer?


If you are interested in serving as a PTO Board Officer (Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Public Relations) for the 2016-2017 school year, plan to attend the March, April, and May meetings.

Any candidate seeking an office position must attend both April and May meetings in order to become an officer.

The PTO Board Officer Election will occur at the May 4th PTO Meeting.

Spring 2016 PTO Events/Meetings


Here are some upcoming Spring 2016 PTO Events/Meetings:

  • March 3rd:  PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM, Aux. Gym
  • March 4th:  Spring Book Fair “Family Night”
  • March 4th – 11th:  Spring Scholastic Book Fair
  • March 22nd:  Cartoon/Illustrator Wes Molebash Visits
  • April 7th:  PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM, Aux. Gym
  • May 3rd:  National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 4th:  PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM, Aux. Gym
  • May 13th:  Spring School-Wide Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser (Rain date:  May 20th)

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers


Please consider volunteering a few, one hour shifts at KES’s upcoming Spring “Feelin’ Groovy” Scholastic Book Fair this month.  “Preview Day” will be held on Friday, March 4th from 1:00 – 3:30 PM.

A “Family Night Event” will be held on Friday, March 4th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  It’s free and open to all family and friends of KES students!  We will be showing a movie with popcorn and refreshments along with door prizes and fun games for all ages.

The actual book fair will run daily, Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  While students will have the opportunity to shop during their class schedule, they can also return before and after class, if needed.

With plenty of volunteers, like you, to help children select books, the transition from classroom to book fair and back will go swiftly and smoothly.  You help also means that students (and parents!) are more likely to be happy with their selections.  Finally, for KES to keep accurate accounts, we will need enough volunteers to handle the large volume of orders for your entire student population.

New this spring, KES PTO is providing all students a free $6 voucher to purchase a book/books for the value of up to $6 at the book fair.  The PTO believes it is important that every child has an opportunity to purchase a book at the book fair.  Here are key facts for YOU to know about how the student book voucher works:

  • Vouchers can only be used to purchase books!  (No trinkets or posters)
  • Vouchers can be used during your class’ shopping event or at a make-up shopping time.  Sorry, it cannot be used at the Family Event.
  • If the total purchase is under $6, the student will forfeit the remaining change.
  • If the total purchase is over $6, the student must provide the difference.

Around the World at KES

On February 23rd, the second graders at Kenton Elementary School hosted a family night called, “Around the World at KES.”

Second grade students have been studying different cultures and countries and this event was a great night for families to come and experience a little bit of international culture.

At the event, students displayed their research projects, as well as, had displays from Italy, Australia, Brazil, and Ireland. Community members who have experienced some world traveling, exchange students from KHS, and the KATS international club brought artifacts, photos, and slide shows to share at the event.

At the end of the event, there was a drawing for door prizes and gelato (a sweet Italian treat) was served.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

Below are pictures from the event:

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