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Kenwood Leadership Academy Magnet School - February 2017

Habit 7 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Sharpen the Saw

Sharpen the Saw- Have a Heart, Fill the Cart!

In learning the 7 Habits at KLA, we are learning that Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw means that we strengthen our hearts when we do something for others. When we find ways to show we care, we feel good inside. Next week, KLA students will be learning more about this service project during their classroom Lead Time and they will be encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to this cause. We have set the student goal to be 1500 items. Ask your child about their class goal!


What: Have a Heart, Fill the Cart Food Drive. Please consider donating non-perishable food items to this project. Non-perishable means any food item that doesn't have to be refrigerated and won't spoil for a long time. Examples include canned fruits and vegetables, soup, peanut butter, pasta, mac and cheese, tuna,crackers and cereal. No glass containers please.


When: Tuesday, Feb. 7-Tuesday Feb. 14


Where: Students can put their donated items in the box outside their classroom.

We are so excited for this project at KLA. We thank you in advance for your help.


For more information about Linn Community Food Bank, please go to: http://www.linncommunityfoodbank.org/Linn_Community_Food_Bank/Welcome.html

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Student Led Conferences & LEAD Time

Purpose of Student Led Conferences:

For students to take the lead in their learning by showing how they set and accomplish their goals. Conferences are about celebrating growth!


LEAD Time:

February Week 1:

Food Drive Challenge Service Project- Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw- building a strong heart, giving back, finding meaningful ways to help others.


February Week 2 & 3:

Preparing for conferences- learning and practicing soft skills and behaviors of leaders. Examples: introductions, shaking hands, eye contact, etc.


February Week 4:

We dig deeper into Habit 3: Put First Things First.

We will talk about prioritizing and focusing on the important things first: our big rocks!

KLA Reminders:

  • KLA PTA meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm
  • Valentine's Day Parties- Tuesday, February 14
  • KLA Family Bingo Night is Friday, February 17
  • Family Conference Nights: Tuesday, February 21 & Thursday, February 23
  • NO SCHOOL- February 24


Cold Weather Reminder:

Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for winter weather. We will be outside for recess unless the wind chill reaches below 10 degrees.