Kennard Elementary School

March 3rd, 2022

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,

Happy Thursday and hope this finds you well! The weather is great and looks like spring might not be too far off!! So exciting! Just a reminder that tomorrow is a 1:00 PM dismissal; it is also an early release for all staff.

For those families that aren't aware, POSITIVE REFERRALS are a BIG deal at KES! Students can earn them for displaying RESPECT for Self, Others, and Property; this is our KES Code of Conduct. We love the support from our KES families and we need your help! Please remind your child about making good choices, displaying great manners, and showing positive behaviors at home, school, and out in the community. Our students are very familiar with what this looks and sounds like in their classrooms, Unified Arts, the hallways, cafeteria, and playground. The ultimate goal is for EVERY student to earn a positive referral and positive call home for displaying these great character traits! (If your child hasn't already earned one!) Encourage them to strive for this!!

Great NEWS...the KES News is back!! Check out the link to our first edition below. Amazing job from our students! Looks like we may have a few newscasters in our future.

Don't forget...only a few more days to enter your students' recipe into "The Future Chef Event"! Recipes are due no later than March 7th. I know for a fact that we have some very talented chefs at KES. Check out the flyers attached to our message. Additionally, we have a ton of important information below so make sure you check out the rest of our newsletter!

Upcoming dates below:

  • March 4th: 1/2 Day for students and staff
  • March 7th: All recipes are due for the "Future Chef Competition"!
  • March 11th: 1/2 Day for students; Grading for all staff
  • March 11th: Celebrate 60's Day!
  • March 18th: 1/2 Day for students and staff

Wishing you all a fabulous Thursday and the rest of the week!!!

Mrs. Michelle Carey


Future Chef Competition!

KES Love My Library Fundraiser

KES 2022 Inclement Weather-Virtual Schedule

Future Chef is back!

I am excited to report that after a 2-year hiatus Sodexos' Future Chef competition is back! For those of you unfamiliar with this event, it is an opportunity for any aspiring 1st- 5th grade chefs to showcase their culinary skills in a county-wide competition. This year's event will be structured slightly differently than in years past. Rather than having mini qualifying rounds throughout the county, there will only be one event held on Wednesday, March 30th at Queen Anne's County High School.

Any interested student in grades 1-5 can submit a recipe and 5 lucky contestants will be chosen to compete on March 30th. Recipes MUST be submitted by March 7th to the cafeteria manager. A copy of the recipe card is attached and the cafeteria manager will also have blank recipe cards for students who are interested. Copies are also available in the front office.

MAKO Covid-19 In School Testing

The following link is what Parents need to register for to give permission for schools to test your child for Covid-19 in the event they are showing symptoms and you would like this test performed conveniently at school. Information was previously emailed to the District regarding the specifics of this testing. Kennard Elementary's Link to register is:

Joe Corbi's Pick Up~!

Remember to pick up your Joe Corbi's Fundraising items Tonight, Thursday, March 3rd from 4:00-6:30pm!! It's important that we get all orders picked up as storage isn't an option at the school for temperature sensitive items. Please ask a family member, neighbor or friend to help out if you cannot pick up at this time. Thank you again for your support.

Tiger News Crew is Live!

The Tiger News Crew has been working hard on the first news broadcast. This group has been meeting this month and has come up with this student-led broadcast.

Just for signing up for our "Plunge" you will receive these Cool gifts!

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Plunge fundraiser "Pie in the Face" is back!

On March 17th, St Patty's Day, we are having our old traditional "Pie in the Face" fundraiser for our Polar Bear Plunge team. Students will be able to begin buying tickets next week to enter the drawing and select their choice of teachers to Pie in the face! Prices will range from .25 to $1.00. Good luck kids!

Love my Library fundraiser

See attached link below for more information what we are doing in our Media Class to fundraise for our library!

Love my Library!

School Messenger Notifications

If you notice you are not receiving the school emails or phone calls regarding School closings, please feel free to contact us to let us know to check into this. You may call or email and she will make sure you are on the list for notifications.

Students need to remember their own water bottles daily! We are still not able to use our water fountains, only the bottle fill up stations at this time.

Please remind your child to check our Lost & Found in the Cafeteria! There are many coats and items on there that are necessary for going outside on their breaks!

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