January KWC Newsletter

January 2023

Monthly Principal Updates

Mid-Year Testing Windows

As winter break quickly approaches, we wanted to make you aware of the Winter Assessments that will take place beginning in January. Please be aware that not all assessments are required for every student. Should you have any questions on which assessments your child will be taking, please contact the classroom teacher or Stephanie Worthley at stephanie.worthley@lcps.org. You may also reference the Assessments by Grade Level webpage at https://www.lcps.org/Page/237194 for an overview of each assessment.

MAP (grades 1-5): January 3 – January 20
PALS (grades K-3): January 3 – January 30
DRA (grades K-5): January 3 – February 3
Growth Assessments (grades 3-5): January 17 – February 17
ACCESS for ELLs (grades K-5 for students receiving English Language services): January 17 – March 17
CogAT (grade 2): February 1 – February 28

We hope you and your family have a happy and healthy New Year!

Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale through April 9 for $20. You can go to the Online Payment Portal on the KWC website to order. See flier for details.

Updates from our Parent Representatives in LCPS Parent Organizations

Each month, KWC parent representatives for LCPS Parent Organizations will share information they have from the monthly meetings. Below are the links to information from the last meetings.

LEAF Notes linked,

Sarah Dorosky, Parent Representative

MSAAC Notes linked,

Robin Scott, Parent Representative

Counselor's Corner

In December all classes continued to learn about Bullying Prevention- specifically refusal behaviors that may be utilized to support self and others (being an upstander) and some in 5th grade also began to explore gratitude. In January all classes will explore gratitude. 1st graders will also learn more about friendship. 2nd graders will investigate diversity. 4th graders will deepen their understanding of empathy. Students in grades 3 and 5 will be taught about the brain and its role in self-regulation.

Small groups that meet during lunches have begun and will continue throughout the year. If you feel that your child could benefit from some additional information/exploration and you have not submitted this yet please complete the google form to let Ms Jeananne Shultz know.

If you have any questions or just want to talk about support for your child please call or email Ms Jeananne Shultz.

Upcoming Events

January 2

NO SCHOOL - Holiday

January 3

School resumes

PTO - Feed First Responders (volunteer sign up here)

January 6

Teacher Coffee Cart

January 11

8:00 AM - Spelling Bee (5th grade only)

January 12

6:00 PM - Children’s Science Center Lab - Family Science Night- (see flier)

(volunteer sign up here)

January 16

NO SCHOOL - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 18

9:30 AM - PTO meeting; in person or virtual

January 20

End of grading period

Moveable Monday - Monday specials today

January 23

NO SCHOOL - Holiday

January 24

NO SCHOOL - Student Holiday