Kenroy Parent Newsletter

December 2020

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- daleyk@eastmont206.org

Assistant Principal- Erin Coyle- colyee@eastmont206.org

Kenroy's Canned Food Drive - Next Week

Our Kenroy Canned Food Drive is starting Monday, December 7th and running just next week. The class that brings in the most perishable food items, wins a class prize!
Let the drive begin! Goes until December 11th
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December's Character Trait is R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Ask your child what it means to be respectful and point it out around your house. This month, we are teaching, modeling and giving feedback to students on the trait of respect. Next week, teachers will recognize students who display this trait and they will be awarded a certificate and an invitation to a virtual luncheon with Mrs. Daley.

Make Sure to Access our Specialists at Home!

Learn a new dance from Mr. White and Mrs. Lutz? Learn to draw from Mrs. McGinnis? Learn a new song from Mrs. Lee? Our specialists are working hard to provide activities your child will find engaging and fun!
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. Rosa

Mrs. Goehner, retired Kenroy teacher, donated lot and lots of coats! Please call the office if you are in need of winter clothing.

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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.

Highly Capable Nomination Forms

Click here to download.

Mobile Clinic for Families December 10

Columbia Valley Community Health will be providing a mobile clinic for Eastmont families Thursday, December 10, 10:00AM - 6:00PM.
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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)
  • Headache
  • Cough/Congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of taste/smell
  • Gastrointestinal

Please contact the following staff with questions:

Shelly Kearny, Health Room Para-Educator; kearnyb@eastmont206.org

Mary Lopez, Attendance Secretary; lopezm@eastmont206.org

Blanca Salgado School Nurse salgadob@eastmont206.org

Community Update with Dr. Butler

This week's COVID-19 community update with Dr. Malcolm Butler, health officer with Chelan-Douglas Health District, is now on YouTube

English

News and Media Updates: https://cdhdstage.wpengine.com/news-and-media/

Better Together: Dec. 2, 2020 (English)

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.
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Mark your Calendars...

December 18 - All School Dress-Up Pajama Day! Wear your pajamas to school!

December 19- January 3- Winter Break