The weekly newsletter for Keene Adventist Elementary School

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

October 16, 2020

Progress reports have been emailed

Progress reports for 1st quarter were emailed this afternoon. Please check your email for your child’s progress report. Teachers will have a hard copy at your parent teacher conferences. If you did not receive your child's grade report please contact the school office.

Red Ribbon Week October 26-30

October 26-30 is Red Ribbon Week. We want to have some fun as we teach our children about the dangers of drugs and how to keep away from the traps of drugs.

Monday, October 26: Give Drugs the Boot


Tuesday, October 27: Use your head. Say No to Drugs.


Wednesday, October 28: My Future Without Drugs

CAREER DAY (Dress for your future job)

Keene Police Chief Brad Hunt will be chapel speaker.

Thursday, October 29: Show Your Character


Friday, October 30: Follow Your Dreams


Let's Keep Each Other Safe

Please remember that Covid-19 is highly contagious. Please keep your family home and have them tested if they show any symptoms. We all are trusting each other to follow covid safety guidelines to stop the possibilities of spread at KAES. Currently we have not had any confirmed covid-19 cases at KAES. We currently have one teacher who is quarantined due to close contact with someone who has tested positive for covid-19. Contact occurred off campus. Remember your actions keep others safe and healthy. Keep praying for God protection on our school.
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Roxie the Dental Dog Visits KAES

Pre Kindergarten received a visit from Roxie that pediatric dental mascot. Students in PreK learned all about how to take care of their teeth so they stay healthy and last a long time.
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Which Came First?

Our KAES 2nd and 3rd grade are incubating chicken eggs. As they study the life cycle of a chicken they are making first hand discoveries and making scientific hypotheses. We are able to do this through a grant from the Texas A&M Agri extension office whom offers these wonderful educational programs. Today, with a light, the students were able to look inside the egg and see growth, movement and life.

Walking with Jesus in his week

Walk with Jesus

(Repost) Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our first quarter ended this past 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 sign-up genius to schedule appointments with teachers. Classroom links are listed below in red. I will also send you an email with them. Sign-ups will close on Sunday at 12:00 pm. 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

(Don't forget to sign-up)

School Sweatshirts are now Available

Cool weather is here, and new school sweatshirts are also here. Fight the chilly weather with a new KAES sweatshirt. This year we have gray zipper hoodies with a white emblem on front and the eagle on back. Cost is $27 and sizes youth small to adult extra large are currently available.
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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 20 - October 23

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

Monday - No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)

Tuesday - Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Vegetable Stick Fries, Tomato Bisque Soup and a Melon Cup

Wednesday - Chicken Tenders with Chef’s Dipping Sauce, Parmesan Potato Wedges, Roasted Green Beans, Homemade Apple Sauce sweetened with Natural Sugar

Thursday - Minestrone, Traditional Lasagna, Garlic Knots and Steamed Broccoli

Friday - Big Franks Hot Dog, Condiments, Baked Tater Tots and Cole Slaw

Important Dates To Remember

September & October

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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