Kennard Elementary School

October 14th, 2021

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,


Happy Thursday! Reminder that tomorrow is a Professional Development day for all staff and our students are off. In advance, hope you enjoy your extended weekend with family and friends!!!


Additional reminder...If you haven't already, make sure you join our PTA (information below). Also check out our KES PTA Facebook page:


KES PTA Facebook Group Page


or hyperlink [ https://www.facebook.com/groups/410660672316397 ]


We have a ton of upcoming events! Please mark your calendars!


  • October 15th: School closed for Students - Professional Development for Teachers
  • October 19th: Make Up Picture Day
  • October 29th: Fall FUN FAIR and Food Truck Night! Starts at 5:30 and goes until 8:00 PM
  • November 1st: ALL schools Closed; Staff Professional Development ALL DAY!
  • November 2nd & 3rd: 1/2 Day for Students; Parent Conferences
  • November 3rd: Sugar Doodles Event!


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions! KES ROCKS!!! Have an amazing rest of your week!


Mrs. Michelle Carey

Principal


Upcoming CogAt Testing Letter

LEGO Donations NEEDED! Please READ!


Covid Alert Email Flyer

QACPS Student Quarantine Guidelines

QACPS Student FAQ

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PARENT CONFERENCE TIME-CHANGE IN DATES!

Schools will be closed for students all day on Monday, November 1st for Professional Development and a half day on Tuesday, November 2nd, and a half day on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021. Parent Conferences will be Virtual, via Zoom, unless otherwise requested.


The purpose of the parent conference is to discuss student’s grade level progress and to explain the instructional program. Conferences will be approximately 10-15 minutes in length and will be scheduled with your child’s homeroom teacher.


Conferences will be scheduled from 1:30 - 3:45 PM on Tuesday, November 2nd and Wednesday, November 3rd, ONLY.


You will be receiving a Signup Genius email with a link to sign up for a preferred time for your virtual conference. Thank you in advance for your time and support.

Conflict Resolution Bookmark Contest!

See below for your Child's opportunity to join this contest and create an amazing Bookmark!

KES Students have always had successful winners and would love to continue this tradition!


Bookmark Contest Flyer!

Important Parent Q & A Regarding Quarantine Guidelines

See below for some valuable facts regarding the Quarantine Guidelines that Queen Anne's County Public Schools are following.


Frequently Asked Questions


QAC Student Questions


Please note that our School Nurse at school is available for questions. Students are that are experiencing signs & symptoms affiliated with Covid-19 are screened and parents will be contacted to pick up their student if there is the need to quarantine. We thank you for your understanding as everyone's health and safety is our main concern.

More Covid Close Contact Information

1-In the event your student has been in close contact, needs to quarantine, or is out for any other reason, PLEASE contact the school nurse ASAP. We can note and track this information and provide our families with an accurate "return to school" date if needed. For after school hours and weekends, please refer to the Covid Alert email flyer. A nurse will email you or contact you directly with specifics. Nurse emails: tracey.higgs@qacps.org


2-At the elementary level, there are no virtual learning opportunities for our students. If a student will be out for an extended period of time, they should access their homeroom teachers' Schoology page for assignments; teachers are also able to provide the student workbooks and/or a Chromebook, as needed.


3-We will notify your students' homeroom teacher of a return date. Please contact your students' homeroom teacher for assignments or refer to their Schoology page. You can also contact the front office at (410) 758-1166 to pick up a Chromebook/workbooks, as needed.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions!


~Michelle Carey

Pick up and Bus Change Notifications

Once the school day has started, if you have any bus or pick up changes, please contact our school office vs. emailing the Classroom teacher. We cannot guarantee the Teacher will receive this email in time. Feel free to email Terri.Vlahos@qacps.org or Brenda.Spence@qacps.org or call 410-758-1166 and prior to 3:00pm, we will do our best to accommodate.

Morning Math Opportunity!

Morning math will be available next week from 8:35-9:00 each day. Students are welcome to drop in as needed for homework help, or to develop a better understanding of current math topics. Contact Mrs. Phillips if you have any questions at Laura.Phillips@qacps.org

Make Up Picture Day!

Tuesday, October 19th will be our Make Up Picture Day. If you had any issues with your first picture day package, please send the package in with your child that day and we will retake the portrait at that time. You can still order on mylifetouch.com and use:

Picture Day ID: EVTR6PFRJ

Join our KES PTA!!!

Please welcome our new KES PTA Board ! In advance we would like to thank them for their dedication and time to support our Staff and your Children!


President: Jessica Kinnamon

Vice President: Carol Trader

Treasurer: Dave Tyler

Secretary: Sarah Fullerton


Below you will find the PTA Membership Form. We encourage you to become a member to support all of the amazing things they will use the funding for to sponsor our students!


Remember, the classroom with the most memberships wins a prize!


PTA Membership Form 21-22

Free Meals Information

Who's Hungry!? We are excited to share this flyer with you regarding Breakfast and Lunch at school this year! Free!!!!!

Information on Free Meals

Important Resources

Queen Anne's County Office of Community Services:

Low Cost Plans for Internet and/or Cell Phone Services. Verizon Wireless is working with individual families that may qualify for Unsubsidized Devices and Plans! In order to see if you can qualify for this opportunity, a family of 4 must make less than $35,775.00, be a Pell Grant Recipient or Participate in the National School Lunch Program. If you are in one of these catagories, please reach out to Sean Christenson, Account Manager of the Public Sector 410-726-3353 or Customer Support 1-800-922-0204 for more information.


See flyer below for information on Addiction and Family:

Family Assistance for Substance Abuse Questions


See the attached link below regarding Safety and Welfare of Children left unattended:

Plan-for-your-child's-safety-Brochure


Children's Mental Health Matters! Click on the link below for valuable resources:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/resources/downloads


Pecometh's Enchanted Trail Event: Pecometh Enchanted Trail!