Keeping Up With the Kingdom
October 19th to October 23rd
Dear Kedron Families,
Welcome back to our 5th grade and to many virtual students. We are happy to have so many smiling faces returning to the building! We will have extra staff available and helping students to class if tomorrow is their first day in the building. Just as a reminder starting tomorrow all Fifth, Fourth and Third Grade students will be coming to school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesdays will still be an asynchronous learning day this week, however, starting October 26th ALL students PK- 5 will be 5 days a week in the building.
We will have School Pictures THIS WEEK on October 20th and 21st. On Tuesday, October 20th grades 3 to 5 Brick and Mortar will have their pictures taken and on Wednesday, October 21st Brick and Mortar K to 2 will have their pictures taken. Virtual students will have two options, Tuesday, October 20th from 3 to 6 or Wednesday, October 21st from 1:30 to 6. We will have you enter through the gym doors for your pictures. The links for Virtual Students to sign up are under the Virtual Learning box in the newsletter. Strawbridge Studios will be taking the pictures and here is a document on the safety protocols they are implementing.
Please click here for a wonderful Video from Mr. Adams one of our Watch Dog Dads. I will be sending a quick message from our Watch Dog Dads once a week with a little bit of encouragement. Thank you Watch Dog Dads for always supporting our students and our school community!
Virtual packets of instructional materials for the second nine-weeks for our Virtual Students will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, October 20th from 3:00 to 6:00 and Wednesday, October 21st, from 1:30 pm until 6:00 pm, at the entrance near the gym doors. These dates, time frame, and location coincides with school pictures for virtual students. You may pick up your virtual learning packet even if you are not having school pictures taken. If your family is not able to pick up a packet on the 20th or 21st, you may pick one up the following day from 11:00 am-3:00 pm on Thursday, October 22nd, at the main entrance to the Kingdom.
We will be having Red Ribbon Week October 26th to October 31st. We will have dress up days with Friday being our SuperHero or Book Character dress up day. We encourage you to participate and celebrate being drug free whether you are walking into the Kingdom each day or you are learning at home with us! Please see the graphic below for more information.
PTO has so much information to share in the next few weeks. Please see their information box in the newsletter. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 6th for our Boosterthon Fun Run for our Brick and Mortar students and our Virtual Dance Fit for our Virtual students!
Yearbooks are for sale on Jostens.com for the 20-21 school year. We will be using student school pictures for our yearbook, so please sign up for a time to take your picture if you are a virtual student. There is a graphic in the newsletter with more information about our yearbooks.
We are so very excited to be serving more students in the building and blessed to serve you this year!
Jamie Voorhies & Charlie Harper
Principal . Assistant Principal
P T O Information
Our Charleston Wrap fundraiser is in full swing. Fundraising packets containing catalogs were sent home with Brick and Mortar students last week. Packets are available for pick up in the front office for our Virtual students. All families have the option of shopping online. To do so, please go to www.CharlestonWrap.com and use Organization ID: 18817. Our order deadline is October 23 in order to receive all of our product before the winter holiday break.
Boosterthon Fun Run
We are days away from kicking off our biggest fundraiser of the year! The Kedron Boosterthon Fun Run is a great way for students to get involved in raising funds to support our school. This year we will have our traditional race day for our Brick and Mortar students, and a Virtual Dance Fit for our Virtual Students. Kedron Knights are encouraged to reach out to family and friends and ask them to sponsor them on race or dance day. Students can win prizes based on total dollar amounts pledged per lap or minute danced. We will also have class and grade challenges to win special rewards. Our official kick off day for Boosterthon is OCT 27th with a race day of NOV 6th. Information and notices will be sent home or emailed over the next few weeks before race day. Our first challenge has already begun! The FunRun website is officially open. Logon to www.funrun.com before kick off day, Oct 27th, and the class with the most students registered between now and kick off day will watch Dr. Harper get a cooler of Gatorade dumped on him.
Our next Spirit Knight is October 27th at Borgo Italia in Kedron Village. Help us support local businesses as they support us! Be sure to mention Kedron Elementary when placing your order and a portion of your bill will be given back to our school. Also, since this will be our Boosterthon Kick Off day, what a great opportunity to make dinner easy by leavng the cooking to someone else, since you may be busy emailing all of your friends and family for pledges.
BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY is October 21st! Please show some love to your bus driver with a note of Thanks, a sweet treat, snack item or gift card. Our bus drivers have the awesome responsibility of providing safe and timely transportation of our most prized possession, our kids!
Heads Up This Week:
Tuesday, October 20th Picture Day for grades 3 to 5 Brick and Mortar students (all day)
Tuesday, October 20th Picture Day for Virutual Students 3pm - 6pm & Virtual Packet Pick Up see Virtual box below for more information.
Wednesday, October 21st Picture Day for grades PK to 2 Brick and Mortar students (all day)
Wednesday, October 21st Picture Day for Virtual Students 1:30pm to 6pm & Virtual Packet Pick Up see Virtual box below for more information.
Wednesday, October 21st National Bus Driver Appreciation Day!
Thursday, October 22nd - Report Cards go Home with Brick and Mortar students. Report cards available via Infinite Campus for Virtual Students.
Virtual Learning Information
Picture Day Sign Up: (Please enter and exit through the gym doors)
Tuesday, October 20th Link
Wednesday, October 21st Link
Virtual packets of instructional materials for the second nine-weeks will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, October 20th from 3:00 to 6:00 and Wednesday, October 21st, from 1:30 pm until 6:00 pm, at the entrance near the gym doors. These dates, time frame, and location coincides with school pictures for virtual students. You may pick up your virtual learning packet even if you are not having school pictures taken. If your family is not able to pick up a packet on the 20th or 21st, you may pick one up the following day from 11:00 am-3:00 pm on Thursday, October 22nd, at the main entrance to the Kingdom.
Links for Virtual Parents:
October 26th to October 30th - Red Ribbon Week (See Dress Up Days Below)
October 27th 5:30 - 9:00pm Spirit Knight Borgo Italia
Boosterthon begins October 27th and ends November 6th with our Boosterthon Fun Run!
BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN!
We’re only 1 week away from our Kedron Dance Fit! Our goal is to raise $30,000 to help our school.
Also, here are a few things to know about this important fundraiser:
- All families can support our school by either donating, sharing on funrun.com, or both Students can receive rewards when parents share from funrun.com
- All students get to participate in the Event day, regardless of financial participation
- This fundraiser comes with an incredible character development program for students where they’ll be learning about the importance of teamwork, care, courage, grit and celebration
We are working hard to make this fundraiser safe, fun, and successful for everyone!
Key dates to remember:
- Donating Opens - October 14th - Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!
- Fundraiser Kick Off - 10/27
- Event Day - 11/6 - SAVE THE DATE!
Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!