The weekly newsletter for Keene Adventist Elementary School

OUR MISSION: Pursuing the joy of salvation, knowledge, leadership and community.

October 2, 2020

Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In one week we will be ending the 1st quarter of the school year. I encourage you to talk with your child about his or her school work. Take time to look on Parents Web and see if your child has assignments missing. Encourage your child to get all homework turned in before the quarter closes next Friday.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, Oct. 19. This is a chance to discuss how your child is doing so far this school year. Teachers will also share about the recent MAP test that all students, kindergarten through 8th grade took. I encourage you to take this opportunity to talk with your child's teacher. As in past years we will use sing-up genius to schedule appointments with teachers. Classroom links are listed below in red. I will also send you an email with them. It only takes three short steps to sign up.

1. Click the link for the grade your child is in.

2. Select the time and at the bottom of your screen click "Submit and sign up" .

3. Enter in your information and click "sign up now"

We do have a couple of different procedures this year due to covid. When you arrive for your meeting, please check in at the school office. Please do not enter the building any more than 5 minutes before your scheduled meeting. The gymnasium will be closed on Monday, Oct. 19. Children will need to stay with parents as no child care will be available.Teacher will disinfect the common use area between meetings. Please come on-time or a little early.

We are also offering to have conferences over the phone if you are uncomfortable having them in person. Just indicate your preference when you sign up and your child's teacher will call you at your scheduled time.

If you have a child in middle school, please schedule your parent/teacher conference with your child's homeroom teacher. They will be able to share with you about all subject areas. If you still would like to meet with a different teacher about a subject you can schedule a meeting after the P/T Conference by calling the office.

Thank you for all your support, working with your child and your child's teacher. We have had an excellent first quarter and we are looking forward to a great rest of our year.

Todd Coulter

KAES Principal

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3rd Grade lends a helping hand with ACS

Covid won't stop the 3rd grade! When they heard that Adventist Community Services (ACS) could use some help making hygiene kits, they just had the supplies needed delivered to the school where they could safely put kits together.
8th Grade Toothpick Bridges

8th grade building bridges

All it takes is a pile of toothpicks, a little glue and an idea to build a bridge. Each eighth grader this week did just that. Now the students will have to test their structures to see how much weight they can bare and hopefully they won't collapse.
Parachute Fun

1st Grade try to parachute

They are not skydiving but they are exploring all the active fun things you can do with an out of service parachute. These activities will bring out the kid in everyone.
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Gymnasium Progress

What a lot of difference a week makes! Everyone has been working hard. The forms and steel have been laid in place for the fire lane and the concrete was poured overnight. At this rate it won't belong before we see the building going up. We still need your help. Remember right now every dollar given is matched 100%.

Books of the Bible Challenge

Many students have been working on the books of the Bible challenge. KAES has challenged every student to memorize the books of the Bible. Teachers are quizzing students, reviewing in class, and listening. You can help your kids with this simple yet valuable memory challenge. Make it a family activity each night before or after family worship. There are some fun musical helps on YouTube also.

For the month of October we have created a new lunch order option for you. First, we have listed the lunch menu for the entire month of October. In addition, you are now able to order ahead of time for the entire month. There is a separate lunch order link available for each week of the month. All weekly links are available on the menu at and each individual week will be shared in the newsletter. It is our hope that this will provide an easier way for you to keep track of lunches purchased.

October 5 - October 8

Note: orders must be placed no later than 8:30 am the day of the lunch.

- Beaf Stroganoff, Parsley Butter Egg Noodles, Peas and Carrots and Dinner Roll

Tuesday - Chicken Noodle Soup, Mock Tuna Salad Sandwich, Celery Sticks and House Potato Chips

Wednesday - Golden Chicken Nuggets, Tangy Dipping Sauce, Baked Vegetable Sticks Fries, Orange Wedges

Thursday - Tortilla Soup, Soft Beaf Soy Crumble Tacos, Tex Mex Rice and Charro Beans

Friday - No Lunch - School Out At Noon

Important Dates To Remember

September & October

Oct. 9 - Half Day (no after school care, no lunch)

Oct. 9 - MS Walk-a-thon

Oct. 9 - End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 12 - Columbus Day Holiday (No School)

Oct. 13 - Start of 2nd Quarter

Oct. 19 - Parent-Teacher Conference (sign-up genius)

Oct. 22 - Awards Assembly (We will livestream it on Facebook)

Oct. 24 - KAES Kids Sabbath at the Keene Church

Oct. 26-30 - Red Ribbon Week


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