Kenroy Parent Newsletter
Thank You Kenroy Families!
As I sat in a kindergarten classroom last week, I learned that we are already 66 days into the school year. While the students counted from one to 66 enthusiastically, I was amazed at not only how fast this school year has gone, but also how wearing masks, being socially distant and washing hands has not hampered their energy or their excitement for learning.
In Kenroy classrooms, teachers are focused on what is essential for students, and in a short couple of hours every day, they take our students on a very intentional learning journey. Our data is showing steady growth, and we are thrilled to be able to offer on-site instruction.
I remind you that physical and emotional safety still remains our number one priority. We are not only strictly adhering to the Chelan/Douglas County Health District and CDC guidelines, but our Student Support Team, including our counselor and school psychologist, are working closely with students and families who need additional support.
We realize we are not doing this alone. Thank you for making sure your child is engaging in the other half of the day, as well. Your child's teacher has planned a remote schedule which includes important technology programs, independent practice time, specialist (PE, music and art) time and if your child needs interventions, that is also provided during this time.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or suggestions. It is through this dialogue we get better.
For the kids,
Principal- Kristy Daley- email@example.com
Assistant Principal- Erin Coyle- firstname.lastname@example.org
Engaged in Remote Learning
Students in "Educare" access the remote side of our hybrid day.
Proud of our work!
Lots of evidence of great learning goes home each day.
Staying healthy by staying separated
This is what social distancing looks like in a classroom.
Kenroy's Canned Food Drive - Next Week
Let the drive begin! Goes until December 11th
December's Character Trait is R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
Make Sure to Access our Specialists at Home!
Things to look forward to in PE!
- K-1 grade (with Mrs. Lutz)- Next week we begin Overhand Throwing. On Thursday, we will have a One Foot Challenge where students will have to balance on one foot and see how many times they can catch. The following week we will work on catching skills. At the end of the week we will see if we can master the Bounce-Clap-Catch.
- 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade (with Mr. White) will be doing some Christmas Fitness Challenges, and Santa and the Elves Dancing! Don't miss it!
Some thoughts from our counselor, Mrs. Rosa!
The Holiday season is a stressful time for many families. This year is undoubtedly one for the history books and like never before we’re all looking for ways to take care of each other and ourselves better. THAT is something to celebrate! Let’s look at some simple ways we can help our families beat the stress this season.
#1 Be Goofy -Yes, you heard that right, be goofy, be silly, have fun! Give yourself permission to be a kid again and play. Impromptu kitchen dance parties are a favorite at our house, Taylor Swift, Baby Shark, or even the Oldies all work great. Telling jokes or riddles is also a great way to let off steam and it can be done anywhere.
#2 Be Grateful -Did you know that showing gratitude actually increases our sense of wellbeing? Expressing thanks helps us to focus on the positive things in life and appreciate those little things that we often overlook. Take turns expressing what you are thankful for everyday and celebrate that crisp blue sky or perfect mug of hot cocoa, you’ll feel better for it!
#3 Be Still -Here is the one we forget most often when there are 101 items on our to-do list. Be still. Take time for yourself to recharge, whether that’s going for a walk, taking a bubble bath or journaling. Even just 5 minutes of a mindfulness activity helps our brains to reset from stress.
Don’t forget about those other great ways to reduce stress like exercise, eating healthy
and getting enough sleep. Whichever you choose to do, I wish you a happy and healthy start to 2021!
Mrs. Goehner, retired Kenroy teacher, donated lot and lots of coats! Please call the office if you are in need of winter clothing.
Highly Capable Program
December 7-January 15, parents, staff and community members may nominate students for Eastmont's Highly Capable program. Click the button below for a link to the site.
Mobile Clinic for Families December 10
Please stay home if you answer, "Yes"!
The importance of staying home when sick cannot be emphasized enough. As you know, students must have a daily attestation to attend classes at Kenroy. These attestations remind us that if your child has any of the following symptoms, he/she must stay home for 24-48 hours after the symptoms have subsided:
- Fever (over 100.4)
- Sore throat
- Shortness of Breath
- Muscle aches
- Loss of taste/smell
Please contact the following staff with questions:
Shelly Kearny, Health Room Para-Educator; email@example.com
Mary Lopez, Attendance Secretary; firstname.lastname@example.org
Blanca Salgado School Nurse email@example.com
Reminders for All
- Campus opens at 8:20 and 12:40. No early arrivals are permitted.
- Attestations are required for students to attend on-site instruction.
- Masks must be worn when students leave cars. If a parent needs to exit the car for any reason, a mask must also be worn.
- Dismissal is 10:55 and 3:10.
- Please be participating in Parent Square. It is the primary communication tool of the Eastmont School District.
Mark your Calendars...
December 19- January 3- Winter Break