Monthly Archives: February 2018

Read Across America Spirit Week


February 26th – March 2nd

We are celebrating reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday!  Each day we will feature a different book.

Monday:  “I’m Not Going to Get Up Today” (Wear pajamas to school!)

Tuesday:  “Fox in Socks” (Wear crazy socks!)

Wednesday:  “Wacky Wednesday” (Wear mismatched clothes or wacky hair!)

Thursday:  “Cat in the Hat” (Wear your favorite hat!)

Friday:  “Green Eggs and Ham” (Wear green clothes!)


D Pod Dance was a Success!


The D Pod Dance was a success!  Special thanks to our kids and anyone who volunteered, as well as, anyone who donated items!  Over $1200 will be donated to Not By Choice!  Special thanks to Rebecca Browning and Kelli Bostelman for co-chairing this event and to Brad Heckathorn for DJ-ing…what a great night!

Below are pictures from the event:

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Spring Scholastic Book Fair


Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair is just around the pet bed on March 8th – March 16th. 

There will be a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every level.  Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair Dates:  Thursday, March 6th – Friday, March 16th
Shopping Hours:  7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Family Movie Night:  March 9th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for our Paws for Books Family and Friends Event!  Shop our Book Fair and join us for a movie, snacks, and games and maybe some surprise guests!

If you are unable to attend the Book Fair in person, we invite you to visit our Online Book Fair at  Our Online Book Fair is available from March 5th – March 23rd.  We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!  Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

For questions, please contact KES PTO.  Thank you for your support!

KCS Preschool and Kindergarten Registration and Screening Process


Preschool and Kindergarten registration/screening process for the Kenton City School District will be held April 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th 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.  Calls will be accepted Monday, February 12, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018.

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, 2018 or after)
  • photo ID
  • proof of residency

To register for Preschool, your child must be three years old on or before August 1, 2018.
To register for Kindergarten, your child must be five years old on or before August 1, 2018.

We look forward to working with you and your child!

Ohio Northern University Energy Day

On Thursday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 13th, students from Ohio Northern University Baja Team came to teach Kenton Elementary School third graders about energy.

The third grade students worked in teams of 3-4 and worked with an ONU student to explore mass, acceleration, kinetic energy, and potential energy.  They even got creative and explored making their own ramps and loops!

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Jump Rope For Heart


Kenton Elementary School is hosting Jump Rope For Heart the week of February 20th.  Jump Rope For Heart is a community service learning program of the American Heart Association.  It teaches kids:

  • the importance of developing heart-healthy habits
  • that being physically active can be fun
  • that by raising funds to support research and education they help save lives across the country and in their community

Please keep in mind these dates:

  • Envelopes passed out:  January 30th
  • Envelopes due:  February 22nd
  • Jumping will be done during PE classes in February.

For any questions, please contact Mr. Collins or Mrs. Van Horn.

D Pod Dance


On Friday, February 16th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, the Kenton Elementary School PTO will be hosting a dance for the 5th and 6th grade students!  The theme for this year’s dance is “Under the Stars.”

Here are some details about the dance:

  • Tickets for the dance are being sold by each classroom’s Dance Committee Representative and can be purchased for $1.00.
  • Tickets can also be purchased at the door if a student does not buy a ticket prior to the dance.
  • One glow stick will be given to each student when they arrive at the dance.  Additional glow items can be purchased at the snack stand that evening.
  • There will be a concession stand with snacks and drinks available for purchase.  The cost of the snacks and drinks will be $1.00 per item.
  • The money collected from ticket sales and all proceeds from concessions will be donated to the Not By Choice Foundation on behalf of the 5th and 6th grade students at KES.
  • All students can be dropped off at the main front entrance of KES.
  • At the end of the dance, 6th grade students can be picked up at the main front entrance.  5th grade students can be picked up at the back bus entrance.
  • 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 permitted to re-enter the dance.

For questions, please contact the Kenton Elementary School PTO.

Lunch Menu: Week of February 12th – February 16th

School Lunch

Domino’s Smart Slice Pizza
Fresh Tossed Salad with Romaine Lettuce
Choice of Milk

Taco in a Bag
Cheese Cup
Frito Corn Chips
Bean/Pea Veggie
Choice of Milk

Red/Orange Veggie
Choice of Milk

Breaded Chicken
Green Beans
Choice of Milk

French Toast Stix with Syrup
Sausage Links
Oven Potatoes
100% Fruit Juice
Choice of Milk