Kutz Cougar Chronicles
An update on what's happening in and around Kutz Elementary
Perfect Penmanship and Pleasant Surprises!
Award Winning Authors visit Kutz
On December 4th, the Kutz students had the pleasure of meeting, greeting and listening to the very entertaining author Eric A. Kimmel. Eric Kimmel is best known for his Caldecott award-winning book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Through the generous support of the Home and School Association, Ellen Mager at Booktenders in Doylestown was able to arrange for Eric to be at Kutz for the entire day. The day’s festivities included four separate presentations for different grade levels, a meet-and-greet in the morning during which teachers and student library volunteers were able to share light refreshments, a short video-taped interview led by PEN students, lunch with staff members and book signing during the afternoon. P.M. Kindergarteners were treated to their own storytelling session in the cozy confines of the library.
On January 9th fifth and sixth grade students were delighted to hear Newbery award-winning author Clare Vanderpool speak about her newest book Navigating Early as well as the book for which she won the Newbery award- Moon over Manifest. Students had been listening to her first book in their classrooms prior to the visit and were able to show their knowledge by asking great questions of the author. This fabulous opportunity was made possible by the Doylestown Bookstore.
Visits by two such well-known, well-respected authors in one school year….how fortunate we are! Happy reading!
Kid Stuff Books
Jammin for Jammies
A Great Big Thanks to All of You!
Thank you so very much for your donations to the US Marine Corps Reserve, Toys for Tots Drive and for the Kutz Holiday Food Drive! Together, the Kutz community helped make a memorable holiday for many families and children.
Snow Days and Delays
Please note that should the school district call a snow day - students are off on that day. When school is delayed - students may not be dropped off until the appropriate time e.g. -
1 hour delay 9:30 AM 2 hour delay - 10:30 AM
Unless your child is signed up for the Before School Program he/she may not come to school earlier.
Diamond Ridge Camp Scholarship
Would you like your child to have a chance to attend camp for two weeks for FREE? Diamond Ridge Camps, located in Jamison, is offering a two week Campership. To be considered for this Campership, parents or students should write a letter to Dr. Kahley explaining why they should be awarded this honor. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Campership is for students ages 4 to 13
- In 100 words or less explain why you are deserving of a Campership (include any accomplishments or hardships that may be pertinent).
- Letter due to Dr. Kahley by January 31, 2013
A panel will review these letters and award the Campership to the student deemed most worthy.
The cost of tuition includes camp transportation, lunch, snacks and all activities. The value of the campership is $1365. You may check out this camp at www.diamondridgecamps.com
This year, Kutz will continue to accept nominations for the Boomerang Award, which is our way of honoring students who best demonstrate their own developmental assets. What are Developmental Assets? Students possessing a combination of “40 Assets” are typically most successful in school and in life. These assets have the power to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. For a complete listing of the 40 Developmental Assets visit: www. Search-institute.org.
February: #22 School Engagement. Young person is actively engaged in educational activities inside and /or outside of school. They take learning a step further and by their actions and enthusiasm serve as a role model to others.
A LOOK AHEAD
21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/SCHOOL HOLIDAY
25 Crazy Hat Day!
1 Staff Development Day/EARLY DISMISSAL 12:10 PM, No PM K
8 Kutz Spirit Day-Blue/White or Kutz Gear
8 Report Cards Distributed
13 H&S Meeting, 7pm
18 President’s Day/SCHOOL HOLIDAY
22 Switch-a-Roo Day! (Teachers dress like students & students dress like teachers)
8 Kutz Spirit Day-Blue/White or Kutz Gear
22 Flyers Day!
22 EARLY DISMISSAL 12:10PM, No AM-K, PM-K attends in AM
28 Staff Development/Conferences/NO SCHOOL
29 Good Friday/SCHOOL HOLIDAY