The weekly newsletter for Keene Adventist Elementary School

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

December 4, 2020

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Who knew playing games under a parachute would be so fun. Thanks Mr. Bradley for thinking up new creative ways for us to play.

Changes to CDC recommendation for quarantine

It is nice to share some good news in regards to COVID-19. Quarantine durations have been reduced for those who have come into close contact with individuals who have tested positive.

The CDC revised their quarantine guidelines on Wednesday, December 2nd and shortened the time required to isolate under two conditions when a person was exposed to the virus:
1. If the person was not tested and has reported no symptoms, quarantine may end after 10 days.
2. If the person has reported no symptoms and has a negative test result, quarantine may end after 7 days. The negative test should be administered at least 5 days after the last close contact.

If individuals return to school from these shorter stay-at-home windows, they should regularly monitor themselves for symptoms to ensure that they remain symptom-free and take appropriate precautions (e.g., more consistent mask usage) for the duration of the 14-day incubation period.

Please let Mr. Coulter know if your son/daughter comes into close contact with anyone with COVID-19 or tests positive. With everyone working together we can keep our school environment a safe place.

8th Grade Enchilada Fundraiser for December 18

8th Grade will be selling Enchilada plates on December 18. You can preorder yours using the link below. Plates are sold with two cheese enchiladas, beans and rice for $6.00. Support the 8th grade and feed your family a yummy meal. Please place all order by Tuesday December 15th.

Middle School Serves Others

Middle School students spent this morning helping with many nonprofits in our community. Not only was it a lot of fun but they also made a difference.
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PreSchool Students Learns About Emotions

PreSchool had a special guest visit from Dr. Keila Santos and learned all about our emotions. Learning how to regulate our emotions is an important developmental step. Each student also received a special emotions workbook to take home. What a great day.

Support KAES as you shop for Christmas on Amazon

KAES is a listed charity for Amazon. All you have to do is shop and set KAES as your supporting charity. You can also now set your Amazon App to support KAES. Just go to settings and select AmazonSmile then choose KAES.

We have listed the lunch menu for the entire month of December. 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.

You can edit your order at any time. If you need to make a change to your order, please do it through the confirmation email you receive from your order. This will help us not to double order for your child.

December 7-11

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

Monday - Haystacks- Tortillas, Lettuce, Diced Tomatoes, Pinto Beans , Cheese, Sour Cream and Picante Salsa

Tuesday - Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Vegetable Sitck Fries, Melon Cup

Wednesday - Orange Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Asian Vegetables and Pineapple Turnover

Thursday - Veggie Cheese Burger on Sesame Seed Bun , Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, Mayo, Mustard and Ketchup, Tater Tots and a Brownie

Friday - Big Frank Hot Dogs , Curly Fries, Cucumber and Grape Tomato Salad, Mustard, Relish and Ketchup

Important Dates To Remember


Dec. 4 - MS Community Outreach

Dec. 6 - Keene Parade of Lights- CANCELED

Dec. 8 - School Board Meeting 7:30 pm

Dec. 18 - 8th Grade Enchilada Fundraiser

Dec. 18 - Half Day (no lunch or after school care)

Dec. 18 - End of 2nd Quarter


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