REMINDER: Parent Conferences

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Required Parent Conferences

Parents,

The end of the first 9 weeks grading period is coming up. On October 29th and 30th, we will be holding parent conferences. Currently, these are the times that we will have available: October 29th 3:45 pm-7:00 pm and October 30th 1:00 pm-4:30 pm. These conferences will be 15 minutes long. Please call the office 903-396-7941 to schedule your conference as soon as possible. This is not an optional conference. We want you to be involved in your child's education. At this conference, you will receive your child's report card and progress updates.


Shana Owen

KES Principal

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

We are having a pumpkin decorating contest. Students who wish to participate need to bring their decorated pumpkin to school by Friday, October 23rd. Winners will be announced on October 29th and pumpkins will be sent home on October 30th.

Discussing grades...Visiting Campus

Parents,

If you would like to discuss grades, progress, or other issues with the teacher. Please call or email the teacher. If you feel you need to speak to the teacher, please come to the school during conference time or call the school to check to see when the teacher is available. If you come to the school, you must check in with the office before proceeding to the classroom. Thanks for keeping our school safe and allowing the teachers to make effective use of their time.


Mrs. Owen

Breakfast in the Classroom

Today we began "Breakfast in the Classroom". All students will now eat breakfast in the classroom from 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. It is important that your student is in the gym to be picked up at 7:40 a.m. so that our instructional day can begin on time.

The Importance of Sleep and Routine

Keeping your child in a routine is very important. Research shows that getting plenty of sleep is also important. Below are the recommended number of hours sleep for school age children.


3-6 Years Old: 10 - 12 hours per day

Children at this age typically go to bed between 7 and 9 p.m. and wake up around 6 and 8 a.m., just as they did when they were younger. At 3, most children are still napping, while at 5, most are not. Naps gradually become shorter as well. New sleep problems do not usually develop after 3 years of age.

7-12 Years Old: 10 - 11 hours per day

At these ages, with social, school, and family activities, bedtimes gradually become later and later, with most 12-years-olds going to bed at about 9 p.m. There is still a wide range of bedtimes, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., as well as total sleep times, from 9 to 12 hours, although the average is only about 9 hours.

12-18 Years Old: 8 - 9 hours per day

Sleep needs remain just as vital to health and well-being for teenagers as when they were younger. It turns out that many teenagers actually may need more sleep than in previous years. Now, however, for many teenagers social pressures conspire against getting the proper amount and quality of sleep.