Kenroy Parent Newsletter

March 2021

Thank you Kenroy Families!

Happy March and the beginning of spring. Our campus mud is beginning to dry up, the sun is warming our exterior hallways and and the new kindergarten wing and cafeteria are in their final construction stages. We are so thankful to have students on campus and the assistance you continue to give during remote instruction. Our staff is looking forward to sharing your child's progress next week during parent-teacher conferences on March 18.

As we head into our final trimester of the school year, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or suggestions. It is through this dialogue we get better.

For the kids,

Principal- Kristy Daley-

Assistant Principal- Erin Coyle-

Please be aware of these upcoming no school days

Don't forget there is no school or on-site instruction on the following days:

March 12- No School; Record's Day

March 18- No School; Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences,11:30-7:00

March 19- No On-Site Instruction; Teacher preparation day. All students will have a full class, virtual lesson from 9:30-10:15. More information to come from your child's teacher.

Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences Coming Soon

March 18, 11:30 AM-7:00 PM, is parent-teacher conferences. There is no school on that day. Teachers have communicated with you if you are scheduled for a conference. We are looking forward to updating you regarding your child's progress at that time. If you will not be conferencing with your child's teacher, a report card will be mailed March 16. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher with questions or concerns.

Learning Remotely is Important

When students are not in school on-site, we remind you to please access on-line instruction.

  • Technology Programs- Lexia (K-2), Imagine Learning, Khan Academy, Zearn, etc (assigned by teachers)
  • Specialists- PE, Health, Music, Art (Fridays)
  • Independent practice packets (sent home by teachers)
  • Interventions (Special Education, English Learning, reading interventions)
  • Highly Capable projects/assignments
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P.E. for Students On-Site

Physical Education classes with Mr. White are now live and in person! Each class meets outside with Mr. White every two weeks. Students will be working on throwing both underhand and overhand with proper form, and catching a thrown object with proper form. The students will then transition those throwing and catching skills into some fun and exciting games and activities. Mr. White will still be posting videos for "Virtual PE with Mr. White", so make sure you are checking out those videos weekly for some great activities to do at home.

Updates from our Intervention Teacher, Mrs. Willms

Dear Families,

Thank you for gifting us your child this year. Remember to join intervention if your child is assigned this support. On the intervention page, your child should be able to sign into the teacher and join the Google Meet during their assigned time. Also, if you scroll below, there are a variety of recorded lessons your child can access. If your teacher is ever absent, these lessons replace the instruction for the day. Additionally, your child can do these lessons at other times during the day if they need supplemental instruction. Click here to access the link:

Resilience and Routines for Families

Click here to read important information from our counselor, Mrs. Willie.

PTO Updates- Read-A-Thon, March 1-15

Kenroy PTO has been busy with our read-a-thon, now in full swing. The excitement is building and we encourage everyone to participate. This fundraiser is going to allow us to provide the school with resources to help make the K-6 transition as smooth as possible! Follow us on our Facebook page to see important updates on the fun things we are doing all the time, as well as exciting videos and shout outs to our Kenroy students. We invite all parents to join us for our meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm via google meet. If you have any questions about PTO or how you can be involved, they can me directed to; Adam and Dawn Prater

Fun Read-a-Thon Prizes!

  • Prize #1- Create a Student Page
  • Prize #2- Share on Facebook
  • Prize #3- Send 10 emails
  • Prize Store Prizes- Students will be able to pick prizes from the virtual prize store at the end of the read-a-thon!
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A Library Update from Mrs. Burns

Kenroy now has a traveling library! Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Graybill are visiting 1st-4th grade classes every other week with a cart of books to be checked out. Kindergarten classes are visited every Tuesday and Wednesday when Mrs. Burns reads a story and teaches our youngest students about books and the library.

If you haven't already, joined the Read-A-Thon! It is fun to read, and even more fun to read while earning prizes!!

Please be on the look-out for Kenroy textbooks & library books

Please look around your house, in closets and under beds for Kenroy textbooks and library books. We appreciate you returning those to your child's teacher as soon as possible.

Our March Character Trait is Kindness

Our new Character Trait for the month of March is KINDNESS…being kind is easy! There are many ways we can all show kindness here at Kenroy as well as at home. This month we will learn various ways to show kindness:

  • Smile
  • Care about others
  • Listen when others speak
  • Use good manners
  • Take turns
  • Encourage your friends
  • Offer to help
  • Say nice things
  • Remember being kind is easy!!!
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Thank you for remembering masks and attestations each day.

Mark your Calendars...

March 1-15- Kenroy Read-A-Thon

March 11- End of 2nd Trimester

March 12- No School; Record's Day

March 16- Report cards mailed home

March 17- Happy St. Patrick's Day. Wear your green!

March 18- No School- Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences (11:30 AM-7:00 PM)

March 19- Teacher Planning Day- All K-4 students will have 1-period of remote instruction beginning at 9:30 AM; no on-site instruction

March 25 & 26- All School Dress-Up- Hat Day

April 5-9- Spring Break

April 21 and 22- Parson's individual student pictures

It's Paraeducator Week! Let's celebrate them!

Paraeducators are important staff at Kenroy Elementary. These staff members assist our teachers, mentor and supervise students, work with our most struggling learners, prepare and organize materials, instruct small groups, support our families and serve a very important role in the education of all Kenroy students. Please help us celebrate our paraeducator staff by "shouting out" on the form below.