Dr. Koop's Newsletter
Summer Edition - June 14, 2023
Dr. Koop's End of Year Video
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
KRS Clap Out - Rain or Shine June 14, 2023 12:45 PM
Suggested Summer Literacy Activities
Read, Read, Read - Madison Library Summer Reading Program
Cooking - Reading Recipes
Read Aloud - To Your Child
Read Signs While Outside Your Home - Errands, Traveling, Appointments
Suggested Summer Math Activities
Summer Word Problems - Combine Math and Writing
Practice Math Facts
Math Games - Today’s Parent
Cooking - Measurement
Telling Time - How many minutes? How many hours?
How many days? Until our trip? The Weekend?
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!
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.