Dr. Koop's Newsletter

Summer Edition - June 14, 2023

Dear KRS Families,

Happy summer! 🌷 I wish you all a happy and healthy summer!

Please read this newsletter carefully for suggested student activities for summer.

View my End of Year Video for important messages.


Dr. Kathy Koop

Dr. Koop's End of Year Video

Dr. Koop's End of Year Message: School Year 2022 - 2023

The links in the video are also in this newsletter.

2023 - 2024 School Year Important Dates

August 30-31 - All Staff Inservice

August 31, 2023 - 1:30 PM School Tours for New Families

August 31, 2023 - KRS Meet and Greet 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

September 4, 2023 - Labor Day - Schools Closed

September 5, 2023 - First Day of School for Families

September 25, 2023 - Yom Kippur - Schools Closed

October 9, 2023 - Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day - Schools Closed for Students/Staff Inservice

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

KRS Clap Out - Rain or Shine June 14, 2023 12:45 PM

Join us on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 12:45 PM for the KRS Annual Clap Out. We will Clap Out our KRS fifth graders and retiree Mrs. Fawn McCauley. The fifth graders and Mrs. McCauley one at a time will begin at the front door of the school and travel down the sidewalk to the bottom of the hill. I recommend that you arrive no later than 12:20 PM because the event can be very crowded. All other students will be dismissed at the 12:45 PM single session dismissal time. PLEASE no poppers or anything that may cause an injury to an adult or a child.


Please see this link for the latest issue of the PTO PAW Print.

Suggested Summer Literacy Activities



  • Writing with Purpose - Journal Writing, Communications (Write together.)

  • Reminder Post-Its - Need help remembering something?

  • Write Letters

  • Make Lists

  • Journal - Personalized Writing Prompts - What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

  • Writing Ideas

  • Teaching Children Writing at Home

Suggested Summer Math Activities

Suggested Summer STEAM Activities

Prevent Summer Slide

Summer Slide is a term referring to learning loss that may occur during the summer months when children are not attending school. Within the links below are some engaging and fun activities for children at home and beyond during the summer months.

https://news.northeastern.edu/2023/06/06/maximize-summer-break-vacation/ ( My daughter graduated from Northeastern.)





Last Day - Thank you to our KRS Dinosaurs and Mascot!

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Summer Reading Program At Madison Public Library

Ms. Dana Skwirut, the children's librarian at Madison Public Library, presented to the KRS students during their lunch periods over the past two weeks. She has a great program planned, beginning with the kickoff celebration on Tuesday, June, 20! Make sure to stop-by the library to sign-up. This is a great way to keep reading skills from sliding over the summer.

The Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration is Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at 39 Keep Street. Attend the celebration at anytime between 2-4 PM to celebrate the start of the Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program! There will be games, crafts, face painting, an opportunity to sign up for the public library’s summer reading club, and more. The first 200 participants will receive a tote bag and an extra sweet treat just for registering!

Then at 4 PM all are invited for New Jersey’s Favorite Family Entertainer Conrad Cologne, who will perform an interactive magic and storytelling program for children and their families. Based on children’s books, stories come to life during the show using magic, interactive storytelling, puppetry, and comedy. The theme of the “Better Together Magic Show” coincides with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) summer reading theme of “All Together Now”.

The program runs about 45 minutes and is suitable for children 4-12 and their families. This program will take place in the Chase Room. No registration is required, but be sure to arrive early as they will let the audience in on a first come, first serve basis.

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Mural Ribbon Cutting

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