Dec. 11th, Tuesday Update

Winter Wonderland has arrived.  We hope the kids have had so much fun playing in the snow.

  1. Winter Activities- this year the 5th grade team has a couple of special activities for the students during our last week of break.  We are going to need your help to prepare for these events. We need all jars and monies to school by December 12th.
  • Jars– we need you to send a clean/clear glass jar (remove any paper labels) with your child to school. Please make sure their name is on the bottom of the jar
  • Minimum of a $3.00 donation for Blankets for the Children’s Hospital- we decided to keep up our kindness and would like our students to make the “no sew” blankets to donate to the local Children’s Hospital.  Our room parents have already bought the materials for the blankets. We would like to ask that each child donate at least $3.00 towards the cost of these blankets.  You can send the money in an envelop labeled, “Room Parent”.  If we collect more than the cost of the blankets then we will donate that money to the Henrico Christmas Mother collection. Cash only, no checks.
  • Supplies and Winter Party Sign-ups- be on the lookout for the sign-ups for our Winter Party as well.  Each room parent will be sending out information on Myschoolanywhere site.

2.  Celebrate the holidays and upcoming winter break by attending the KES Winter Music Fest, Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym! Enjoy an evening of song and merriment as our talented musicians, singers and dancers perform songs from the great American holiday songs collection, which you can be certain will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. That’s Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym and dress for the party!

3. Henrico Christmas Mother- we hope you will support our school and our community during this week of Dec. 10-14.   This year, our SCA is asking for our help in supporting the Henrico Christmas Mother by asking students to donate at least $1 each day.  I hope you will consider supporting this SCA project.

4. Please be advised it is an expectation that KES students go outside for recess everyday.    Please keep this in mind when your child dresses for the school day. All students should come to school with the appropriate coats, hats, gloves, shoes, etc.  to play outside each day. Students are not allowed to stay inside during recess time. If there are specific medical needs, and you are concerned that your child is unable to go outside, then please send in a doctor’s note to our school nurse, Ms. Mlynczak.  She will follow up with you and with the classroom teacher regarding the medical need. If you have questions or concerns about this expectation, then please feel free to contact Mr. Buffkin or Mrs. Patterson.

5. Dec 18th — Jack Frost Day

  • 9:00-9:30  Jack Frost Jog on the KES track ( all KES students and staff run/walk the track while listening to a festival of winter music)
  • 12:15-12:45 Jack Frost Jam in the KES Gym ( all KES students and staff put on their dancing shoes and “jam” out to favorite dance songs)  ** During this time, room parents will be setting up for the classroom winter party.
  • 12:45-1:45 Winter Party in classrooms

6. Dec 19th- Movie and SCA Pajama Day
Before lunch,  students will have the choice of watching one of three rated G movies: Wall.E, Ratatouille, Ponyo.  Students will select the movie they want to see on Friday, Dec. 14th, and at the designated time the next week, students will have the opportunity to join friends from other classes and grade levels.  

7. Spirit Days:

8. SPMS Visit- Our 5th graders are taking at field trip to Short Pump Middle School on
Jan. 7th from 9:30 – 11:00.  A permission slip will be coming home.  There is no cost and we will not need any chaperones.  The purpose of the trip is to let the students have a small tour of the school and the SPMS staff will get to talk to the kids and answer any questions they may have leading up to middle school. All 5th graders are expected to attend even if they have hopes/plans to attend middle school elsewhere.

9. Chromebooks- are here!  Last week our 2nd – 5th grade classrooms all received their class set of Chromebooks.  We are beyond excited to have access to computers anytime we need them.  We have talked to the students about taking care of our Chromebooks and reminded them that these are not allowed to go home with them.  Can we get three cheers for Chromebooks?!!

DECEMBER

13-Winter Music Fest; 6:30 PM in gym
18 –Jack Frost Jam (assembly during the school day) and winter parties KG-5
20-31 Winter Break- School Closed

JANUARY

1-2 Winter Break/ School Closed
3-School Resumes following Winter Break
7- SPMS field trip 9:30-11:00 AM
8-PTA Board Meeting in library 6:30-7:30 PM
21-Schools Closed/Student Holiday
28-Student Holiday
31-CHANGE OF DATE: International Festival sponsored by the PTA

FEBRUARY Random Acts of Kindness Month at KES

1-World Read Aloud Day
5-PTA Board Meeting in library 6:30-7:30 PM
6-PTA Spirit Event at Boomerang
7-Parent Conferences 2:30-6:00
21-Family Fun and Fitness Night

Dec. 4th, Tuesday Update

Wow, December already.  This month is going to fly by so brace yourselves. We have some important information below that are time sensitive so please read carefully.

  1. Maps Testing this week:
    • Dec. 5- Reading
    • Dec. 6- Math
    • Make sure your child is well rested, eats a good breakfast, and arrives to school on time.

2. Winter Activities- this year the 5th grade team has a couple of special activities for the students during our last week of break.  We are going to need your help to prepare for these events. We need all jars and monies to school by December 12th.

  • Jars– we need you to send a clean/clear glass jar (remove any paper labels) with your child to school. Please make sure their name is on the bottom of the jar
  • Minimum of a $3.00 donation for Blankets for the Children’s Hospital- we decided to keep up our kindness and would like our students to make the “no sew” blankets to donate to the local Children’s Hospital.  Our room parents have already bought the materials for the blankets. We would like to ask that each child donate at least $3.00 towards the cost of these blankets.  You can send the money in an envelop labeled, “Room Parent”.  If we collect more than the cost of the blankets then we will donate that money to the Henrico Christmas Mother collection. Cash only, no checks.
  • Supplies and Winter Party Sign-ups- be on the lookout for the sign-ups for our Winter Party as well.  Each room parent will be sending out information on Myschoolanywhere site.

3. Celebrate the holidays and upcoming winter break by attending the KES Winter Music Fest, Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym! Enjoy an evening of song and merriment as our talented musicians, singers and dancers perform songs from the great American holiday songs collection, which you can be certain will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. That’s Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym and dress for the party!

4. Timeline—Important Dates Middle School Scheduling

  • January  7-11, 2019     
    • Elementary schools visit Short Pump Middle School.
  • January 17, 2019
    • 6:00-7:30 p.m.—SPMS Auditorium—Planning Guide and transition presentation for elementary parents.
  • January 18, 2019
    • 9:00-10:30 a.m.—SPMS Auditorium—Planning Guide and transition presentation for elementary parents.
  • January 22, 2019
    • 6:00-8:00 p.m.—SPMS—SPMS Curriculum Fair for rising 6th grade families
  • January 29-February 8, 2019   
    • Parents go online to review and accept teacher recommendations and select electives

 

 

DECEMBER                                                                     
5  Reading MAPS                                                                                                                                       
6  Math MAPS                                                                                                                                                  13 Winter Music Fest; 6:30 PM in gym                                                                                                   
18 Jack Frost Jam and winter party       
20-31 Winter Break- School Closed

Curriculum Update:
Reading: Wonder
Math: Fractions
Science: Rocks,
S.S.: Map Skills/Geography Themes
English: Transitions and Winter Tradition Prompt

 

Tuesday, November 26th

Come Skate With Your Classmates!

Monday, Dec 3rd–PTA Spirit event at Ashland Skateland; 5:30-7:30 PM.  (Doors open at 5:15 PM) This is a great event to bring your entire family. Supporting this event doesn’t mean you have to skate 🙂   

 

Be on the lookout for an email and flyer about our Winter Fun!  Image result for snowflake clipart

 

DECEMBER
3 Make up pictures for individuals
PTA Spirit Night at Ashland Skateland; 5:30-7:30 PM                                                                       
5  Reading MAPS                                                                                                                                       
6  Math MAPS                                                                                                                                                  13 Winter Music Fest; 6:30 PM in gym                                                                                                   
18 Jack Frost Jam and winter party       
20-31 Winter Break- School Closed

Curriculum Update:
Reading: Wonder
Math: Fractions
Science: Rocks
S.S.: Map Skills/Geography Themes
English: Hooks

 

Tuesday, November 20th

Congratulations to Mrs. Anderson’s classroom winner, Ari Johri and runner-up Yash Maury. he school-wide Spelling Bee is Tuesday, November 27th at 8:30 am.

 

 

We are extremely grateful and thankful for our students and families here at KES. Please know that we will be spending time with our own families and unplugging from our school commitments over the Thanksgiving holidays.

NOVEMBER                                                                                                                                                  20 SCA Spirit Day- Wear your favorite Jersey Day
20 Report Cards go home
21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday

DECEMBER
3 Make up pictures for individuals
3. PTA Spirit Night at Ashland Skateland; 5:30-7:30 PM                                                                         5  Reading MAPS                                                                                                                                        
6  Math MAPS                                                                                                                                                  13 Winter Music Fest; 6:30 PM in gym                                                                                                     18 Jack Frost Jam and winter party                                                                                                         20-31 Winter Break- School Closed

Curriculum Update:
Reading: Thanksgiving History /Wonder Projects due Tuesday
Math: Thanksgiving word problems
Science: Earth/Rocks
S.S.: Map Skills
English: Thanksgiving Activities

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kaechele Spelling Bee

Mrs. Anderson’s Spelling Bee’s in 5th grade will be held sometime this week. Congratulations to Mrs. Terry’s classroom winner, Reece Coates and runner-up Greer Brantley! Congratulations to Mrs. Dix’s winner, Mustafa Safi  and runner-up Grafton Kahl.   The school-wide Spelling Bee is Tuesday, November 27th at 8:30 am.

 

The 5th graders’ Veteran’s Day performance was wonderful! Thanks to all the parents and veterans who attended the special assembly.  Thanks also to all the families who sent in items for the troops.

 

 

NOVEMBER
13 Spirit Event at BJ’s Brewhouse in Short Pump from 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
20 SCA Spirit Day- Wear your favorite Jersey Day
20 Report Cards go home
21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday

DECEMBER
3 Makeup Pictures
5  Reading MAPS
6  Math MAPS
18 Jack Frost Jam

Curriculum Update:
Reading: Wonder Unit, Work on Wonder Take Home Projects
Math: Comparing and Ordering Decimals/Fractions
Science: Earth/Rocks
S.S.: Map Skills
English:  4 square, Hooks, and Thanksgiving Activities

Tuesday, November 6th

The 5th graders completed Halloween-themed STEM activities on October 31st.  Thank you to the families who brought in supplies to make this a fun project. We all had a great time stretching our brains and working with friends in all 5th grade classes. (Be sure to check out our blog for pictures of all the fun.)

Monday 2:30 pm-6:00pm  and Tuesday 7:30 am-11:00 am 

 

 

 

Kaechele Spelling Bee– The classroom Spelling Bee’s in 5th grade will be held sometime this week. The school-wide Spelling Bee is Tuesday, November 27th at 8:30 am.

 

 

Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 9th at 9:00- 10:00 AM.

5th graders will perform at the assembly.  Our students should wear dark jeans or pants, red white or blue shirt – something patriotic in color; can include a flag, stars, etc. NO SPORTS JERSEYS; sneakers are allowed.

 

 

Let’s show our KES KINDNESS for our deployed soldiers and to the homeless veterans in our community. Please bring in any of the following items: 

Travel Size Personal Care Items:

  • deodorant/ antiperspirant
  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • dental floss
  • “Wisps”  (dental cleaners)
  • Gold Bond foot powder or baby powder
  • hand cream
  • shampoo/conditioner (travel size)
  • q-tips (travel size)

Snacks:

  • powdered drink mixes like Gatorade, coffee, and Crystal Light (individual packets)
  • healthy snacks-nuts, dried fruit, and beef jerky (individual packets)
  • fruit snacks, trail mix (individual packets)
  • crackers/cookies (individual packets)
  • tuna/chicken (foil packets)

Reading Material:

  • Crossword puzzle books

NOVEMBER
5/ 6 Parent Conferences 2:30-6:00 PM and 7:30-11:00 AM
6 PTA Board Meeting in library 6:30-7:30 PM
7  Family Life
9 9:00 AM Veterans Day Assembly- highlight 5th grade Chorus
13 Spirit Event at BJ’s Brewhouse in Short Pump from 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
20 SCA Spirit Day- Wear your favorite Jersey Day
21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday

DECEMBER
5  Reading MAPS
6  Math MAPS
18 Jack Frost Jam

 

Curriculum Update:
Reading: Wonder Unit
Math: Comparing and Ordering Decimals
Science: Earth/Rocks
S.S.: Map Skills/Veteran’s Day
English:  Thank you letters and 4 square