The weekly newsletter for Keene Adventist Elementary School

OUR MISSION: Pursuing the joy of salvation, knowledge, leadership and community.

May 7, 2021

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End Of Year Events

We are close to the end of our year and have scheduled a special day for each class. The elementary grades will be going to Pirates Cove, middle school will be going to Group Dynamix and the 8th grade will go on their class trip to San Antonio. If anyone feels uncomfortable having their child attend, just let your child teacher know. We are not requiring anyone to go and it will not impact any grades or attendance. We want to provide a fun end of the year activity after so much was missed.

Please make sure:

1. To have permission slips are signed and returned.

2. Any trip fees have been paid or arrangements made

3. Adults attending these events are cleared with the office for a background check.

Teacher Appreciation Week

On behalf of all our KAES teachers and staff I want to say thank you to everyone in our KAES family. You have made us feel so special and loved. You have done so much for us we are overwhelmed by all the special treatment. We truly feel favored to be able to work with you and your children. Thank you!

KAES annual constituency meeting

All KAES parents are invited to attend our annual constituency meeting. This coming Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm in the KAES gymnasium we will have our 2020 - 2021 school year constituency meeting. I invite you and hope you will be able to attend. This is the one time of the year that all our stakeholders have the opportunity to come together to hear about the state of our school, the current plans and future.

Retirement Celebration for Mrs. Blackburn

If you have not heard Ms. Blackburn, our 5th grade homeroom teacher/middle school science teacher, will be retiring this year after teaching at KAES for 20 years. To celebrate Ms. Blackburn’s two decades of service to KAES, we are planning a special event. In just about two weeks on Wednesday, May 19 at 8:30 am (PLEASE NOTE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM MAY 12 TO MAY 19), we invite you to join us in this celebration recognizing Ms. Blackburn. This event will be held in the gymnasium. Additional information has been emailed.

KAES Bump Up Day, Friday May 14

Next Friday, May 14 will be KAES Bump Up day. Each class will get to move up a grade for a little bit of time in the morning. This is to meet next year's teacher and become familiar with their classrooms. Students will also learn about what they will be doing next year and some of the special things that next year's class will get to do.
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2021-2022 KAES Registration is Now Open

It is that time of year again to register for school. Early registration is now open and everyone who registers before the end of April will receive a $50 registration discount. We are already planning an awesome school year. If you are not sure how to register, please contact Mimi Samaniego at the school office for assistance.
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Meet Mrs. Bonnie Knoll

Mrs. Knoll will be our new 5th grade and middle school Science teacher at KAES. She will be our new teacher but she is not new to KAES. Mrs. Knoll has taught middle school at KAES in the past and is returning from starting her family. As you get to know Mrs. Knoll you will quickly see her excitement about learning. We are super excited to have Mrs. Knoll a part of KAES again.

KAES Field Day 2021

KAES Field Day

Yesterday was our annual field day event and it was a huge success. I want to thank Mr. Bradley for planning this awesome event. Additional thanks is deserved to all the parents who took time to come and help with events. Take a look at the pictures and be sure to ask your children about their favorite activity.

School Calendar for Next Year

The KAES school calendar is out. You can click on this link to go directly to it. “Calendar link” I know that many of you are wanting to make plans. I hope you will find it helpful. Remember that things do change and the best calendar to look at is the digital one on our website.

We have listed the lunch menu for the entire month of May. There is a separate lunch order link available for each week of the month. All weekly links are available on the menu at and each individual week will be shared in the newsletter. It is our hope that this will provide an easier way for you to keep track of lunches purchased.

You can edit your order at any time. If you need to make a change to your order, please do it through the confirmation email you receive from your order. This will help us not to double order for your child.

Important Dates To Remember


May 12 - KAES Constituency 7:00 pm

May 14 - Bump Up Day

May 16-18 - 8th grade Class Trip

May 18 - 5th -7th Field Trip

May 20 - Elementary Trip to Pirates Cove

May 21 - Half Day (Last day of school)


Click on the button to view our KAES School calendar.


Click on the button above to see our current athletics calendar.