Cougar Connection

March 2015 - Kitley Elementary

PRINCIPAL'S LETTER

Greetings to our Kitley Family,

February and March have been very busy here at Kitley. I am so excited to share all of the events and activities that we have hosted. We held our Friendship parties on February 13th. Thank you to all of the room parents who organized this special occasion. A Step to Success night was held on February 19th for parents of 3rd-5th graders. We had a great response with more than fifty in attendance. Our instructional coaches, Mrs. Lumbley and Mrs. Lambert presented tips and strategies to parents to help prepare our students for ISTEP+ and IREAD3.


Our PTC hosted our first annual Girls Night Out Movie Night on February 20th. What a great night! The Cougar Den Café was packed full of moms, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers as they watched the movie, FROZEN. We learned quickly that need more parent volunteers for evenings such as this! Thank you to those who volunteered and to the PTC for their time, dedication, and hard work.


Our music teachers, Mr. Fellerman and Mrs. Stevenson presented our 1st grade Music Sharing Night on February 26th. Parents and students visited stations to participate in songs, dances, and play percussion instruments. Once again, the gym was full of activity and fun. It is wonderful to see our parents here sharing valuable time with their kiddos. Lastly, Mr. Anderson and Mrs. Chatham led the charge to raise $17,000 for Jump Rope for Heart!! What a wonderful cause to support!


Part I of ISTEP+ Applied Skills was completed last week and we are looking ahead to the 3rd grade IREAD assessment from March 15-17. If your student is a 3rd grade student, please ensure that they are in attendance during these three days. It is a small testing window of 3 days and all 3rd readers in Indiana are required to take this assessment.

We are also excited about our Folk Dance Club that meets on Friday Mornings, Our monthly ALL PRO Dad Breakfasts, and our new Girls on the Run Club for 4th and 5th grade girls! We will also be holding a Boys Night Out on Friday, April 17th from 6:00-9:00 PM. WE NEED AS MANY PARENT VOLUNTEERS AS WE GET FOR THIS EVENT! Please remember to have a background check in place if you are interested in volunteering. Information for background checks can be found on our website.


You can find us on Facebook and our school website. We are also excited to announce that our Related Team has created a new info page. Also, watch for our Principal blogs each month to find out the next new topic, event, or exciting news. Again, there is no better place to than Kitley Elementary! Always remember that Kitley Cougars ROAR!! We are Respectful, Organized, Aiming High, and Responsible! Have a super and safe spring break!



Always learning,



Mrs. Schoene

THANK YOU PARENTS AND PTC! WE DID IT!

As many of your know, our Music teachers, Mrs. Stevenson and Mr. Fellerman, were working to raise enough money to purchase new risers! These risers will be used during programs here at the school.


Through different fundraising efforts of the music department and students, we were able to raise over half of the funds needed!!


Through the generous support of the PTC, we are now able to purchase all of the risers we need to ensure the safety of our students during our future music programs and school events. The PTC donated over $4,000 to the cause!


These new risers will be unveiled at the 3rd grade music program on April 23rd.


Thank you to all of our students, parents, and staff for your support!

COACH'S CORNER

Everyday Mathematics at Home:

Practice telling time by helping your child set a clock or watch. Some times for your child to try might be 1:05, 3:15, 4:30, 5:45, 6:00, 7:10 and so on. Say a 3-or 4-digit number and have your child identify the actual value of the digit in each place. For example, if the number is 3,587, the value of the 3 is 3000; the value of the 5 is 500; and so on.


Reading at Home:

When reading with your child at home mix it up a bit. Try reading every other sentence, paragraph, or page. You read one sentence, paragraph or page and then your child reads the next one. You might try to choral read a page together and then silently practice the next page before reading it aloud. Remember, it’s not a race. We want students to read at the speed they talk. Make reading together fun and enjoyable.

USING INFINITE CAMPUS


  • Go to http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us/
  • The Infinite Campus icon on the right of the screen
  • Click on the "Infinite Campus Click here to jog in!" on center Ot screen
  • Click on the Input your username and password
  • Select student from top of screen
  • Click on menu on left of screen for information you are looking for (ie. Grades, attendance, messages)



If you do not have a username for Infinite Campus, please email ichelp@ftcsc.k12.in.us

You must be the parent/ legal guardian of a student to have access to that child's information on Infinite Campus.

MUSIC NEWS

Cookie Dough:

Thank you for your support of our music fundraiser! If you have any questions or concerns with your Great American Products, please contact the customer care department. You can call 1-800-251-1542 or email at greatamerican@gafundraising.com. Again, we thank you for your support!

Mrs. Stevenson and Mr. Fellerman


Grade 3 Program – “Broadway Beat”

Grade 3 students are busy preparing for their program, “Broadway Beat.” This program is on April 23rd. We will be auditioning for speaking parts during music class the week of March 9-13. All students interested in a speaking part must return the permission slip indicating that they will be able to attend the evening performance. If you need an additional copy of the permission slip you can visit the related arts website or contact your child’s music teacher. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you on April 23rd at 6:30pm in the Cougar Den Café!


Grade 5 Field Trip –

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 all 5th grade students will be traveling downtown to the Hilbert Circle Theatre to experience the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Discovery Concert. This is a concert put on by the ISO specifically for students. The theme this year is “The Orchestra: Working and Playing Together.” The cost for this field trip is $6 for students. Permission slips are due by Friday, March 6th. If you need an additional copy of the permission slip, you can fine one on the related arts website or contact your child’s music teacher.

PTC NEWS!!

The Kitley PTC is a dynamic group of parent volunteers which meet once a month and plan some of the school's fundraising and extra-curricular events! Did your students enjoy this year's Fun Run? Did they have a great time at the movie nights? Have they shopped at the ROAR store using their Cougar Coupons? All of these events (and more!) are put together by the members of the PTC.


The PTC is ALWAYS looking for new members! The Elections for next year's board are coming up - and they would love new people involved!


Are you interested in being part of the Kitley PTC board? The following positions are open: President, Vice Presidents (3), Treasurer, Secretary, Event Coordinators (3).


Please email bethany_reuille@yahoo.com if you are interested in any position or have any questions. Election will be April 6th @ 6:30 at our next PTC meeting.

2015-2016 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Click here for further information on 2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration! Registration will take place March 10-12, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and evening Registration will take place March 11, 4:00-7:00 pm, all at the Central Office.

Notice of Immunization Requirements for 6th Graders (03/15)

Parents of current 5th graders:

Students need additional immunizations when they enter 6th grade. The IN State Dept. of Health’s required shots are Tdap and MCV4 for all 6th grade students. The requirement is based on grade level, not age; students who is 10 years old and up may receive the shots.

Please contact your student’s doctor as soon as possible to schedule an appointment before school begins in July 2015. Doctor’ offices may have limited appointments if you wait to call. The exclusion date for students without the shots is September 22, 2015. Written proof of appointment must be on file for the student to continue to attend beyond Sept. 22. Please send your elementary school nurse a copy of the updated shots if your student has already received the required shots. Send the middle school nurse the records if appointments are over the summer.


If you have questions you may call Peg Stanish RN, Supervisor of Health Services, at 862-2411 or Heather Anderson RN, Jenny Kiger RN, or Sandie Hickey LPN at Kitley at 803—5977. Thank you so much.


In addition to your private providers, the Marion Co. Health Dept. has many appointment times and walk-in clinics. Call (317)221-5700 for more information. The Jane Pauley Community Health Center at Hawthorne Elementary School (8301 E. Rawles Ave.) provides immunizations at affordable prices and accepts major insurance plans. Appointments are necessary—call (317)532-3999 for more details.


More information may be found at: https://myshare.in.gov/ISDH/LHDResource/immunizations/20152016%20School%20Immunization%20Requirements/Forms/AllItems.aspx

HELPFUL LINKS

RELATED ARTS WEBSITE!!

Ever wonder what is going on in your child’s related arts classrooms? Now you can visit our new website! Visit to find information on schedules, upcoming events and more!

STAR EXPRESS MENU

Click on the link to see the new menu for the second semester! There is also a FREE app for iPhone and Androids called School Lunch by Nutrislice. Star Express has worked hard to get the new site up and running. They have updated the menus!

Reminders and General Information

WINTER WEATHER IS HERE!

As winter has already arrived, this is a good time to review the

2-hour delay procedures. Watch your local news and look for Franklin Township Community School Corporation to see if the District is on a 2 hour delay, or follow FTCSC (@FTCSC) on Twitter.


If there is a 2 hour delay, Kitley will begin school at 10:50. Dismissal will be at the normal time.

FOLLOW KITLEY PE ON TWITTER!

Please follow our PE classes on Twitter! @KitleyPE
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