Career Day

We had so much fun at Career Day today! In the gym we saw Firefighter John who taught us all about the equipment that firefighters wear. We also saw a veterinarian, artist, author, and a sailor from the Navy (Mr. Patterson; Mrs. Patterson’s husband!). We had snack in the cafeteria with a helicopter pilot! Wow! Then we got to see Elsa, the therapy dog! She was so sweet and fluffy. The final stop on our Career Day tour was the bus loop. We saw a front loader from Vulcan, the Henrico County Police, and an electric car from Dominion!

As a reminder, permission slips for Children’s Museum of Richmond are due tomorrow; 4/17  🙂

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Festival of the Arts!

Tonight is the night! Festival of the Arts! I hope to see all of you here 🙂   Mr. Lewis will be giving a musical performance in the gym tonight!

Kaechele’s annual Festival of the Arts is tonight Thursday, March 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM!  In addition to food trucks, music, dancing, student artwork showcased, and students participating in the Spoken Word Cafe, we will be hosting an art auction.  This year, professional artist Charlene Woods has helped art classes create a beautiful, collaborative art piece to be auctioned off during the festival.  Check out Charlene Woods’ Facebook page to get a better idea of what we created in class!     All money collected during the auction will be added to a Outdoor Classroom Fund to purchase plants and landscaping items in our courtyard space.  

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Community Helpers

We are having so much fun making our Community Helpers books! So far, we have made Mail Carriers, Police Officers, and Firefighters. We will also be making Dentists, Teachers, and Hair Dressers in the coming weeks. This has been a fun unit of study for everyone so far 🙂

Coming up on Thursday is our CBI to Target!

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Dr. Seuss Character Day!

Ms. Suzy, Mr. Lewis, and myself had way too much fun for dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character day! Mr. Lewis was The Lorax and Ms. Suzy and I were truffula trees! Some of our fifth grade pup pack members were truffula trees today too!


Kaechele Elementary School will begin accepting applications for the 2018-19 Preschool Reverse Mainstreaming classes.  This half day morning class (7:40- 10:40 AM) consists of a mix of children with and without disabilities attending a high-quality, literacy- rich preschool program together.   If interested, please plan to attend an informational session on Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 PM in our school’s library.  Applications will be handed out during this meeting.  Please refer to the brochure for further information: Also, please feel free to share this information with other families that live in the Short Pump community.   Parents must be able to provide transportation to and from Kaechele Elementary.

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Pajama Day!

We LOVED pajama day! What a great way to kick off Dr. Seuss spirit week.

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Spirit Days!

Dr. Seuss themed spirit days are coming next week! 🙂

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This week we have continued talking about feelings/emotions. We have added tired/sleepy into the mix since that is something a lot of our friends are familiar with 🙂 We have continued to talk about sad as well.  Everyday, we sort our pictures between happy/sad and then happy/tired.

Also, tomorrow is Valentine’s day! We have had so much fun making our mailboxes in class. Please send in your valentines for the class tomorrow.

Thursday, 2/15, is Family Fun and Fitness Night at KES located in the gym from 6:30-7:30. I hope to see you there!

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February is here! With it we have started talking about feelings and opposites. We started out today with reading The I Love You Book by Todd Parr. Then we sang a song about many different feelings; happy, mad, scared, and sleepy. We ended with an activity on the Promethean Board where we sorted how our friends were feeling. Did they feel happy? Or did they feel sad?

This month we will also learn about a new letter, V; number, 6; color, pink; shape, heart; and sign; “look.”

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Cold Weather

We have added a new book to our morning meeting: The Jacket I Wear In The Snow. It is helping  us learn clothing words and what we need to wear to go outside to play in cold weather!

Also, I will be sending the home permission slip for our next two CBIs this week. They will be to the Twin Hickory Library in February and Target in March.

Save the Date:  February is Random Acts of Kindness Month, and our school will be collecting gently used or new  winter coats, boots, and shoes (all sizes – child to adult) to donate to the HCPS Parent and Families Department.   If you are cleaning out closets, then we hope you would consider holding any coats, boots and shoes until Feb and donate them to our school during our Feb. coat, boots and shoe drive.   Collection bins will be out in the main hallway the first of February for your child to place any donated items.   Donations are welcomed from Feb. 1st-Feb. 14th.  



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Save the date!

The KES International Festival will be here before you know it!

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