KESTREL HEIGHTS NEWS

SOARING HIGHER!

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Hawks at Home Virtual Academy - Return to In Person

If your scholar is currently participating in our Hawks at Home Academy, Monday, November 1st is the next date they are welcome to return to in-person instruction.

If you would like to for your scholar to return to IN PERSON instruction, please complete the Change of Status form to let us know: https://forms.gle/Hida6mmdeCPPyjAn8

If your scholar is continuing online, the Change of Status form is not required at this time.

Thank you and Happy Learning!

Policy Manuals - Action Requested

Please find and review the below 2021-2022 Kestrel Heights Community Handbook, which includes our Scholar Code of Conduct. There is also more detailed information specifically about our cell phone policy and anti-bullying policy attached. You can reach out to Ms. Villegas or Mr. Touchette if you need clarification.


Please click onto the link below and complete the short survey to indicate you have received the handbook: https://forms.gle/zFNwcZooDzyafLGy6

Kestrel Heights School Scholar of the Week!

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Thanksgiving Meal Assistance

Kestrel Heights has partnered with the alumni chapters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. to provide 40 Kestrel families struggling with food insecurity a Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey and all of the sides. Requests for assistance will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. All requests will be kept confidential and must be received no later than noon on November 2nd.
Sign-Up Form: https://forms.gle/UBmQPd1UpArFTxAV9

Kestrel Breakfast and Lunch Information

To find all our breakfast and lunch information, please visit our website at:

https://kestrelheights.org/lunch-information/


If you need assistance please contact Maureen Gordon at gordon@kestrelheights.org or (919)484-1300 ext.300

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Second Grade News

2nd grade is working hard on executing our MBE ELA and Math rotation stations. We are really enjoying the different hands on innovative ways of learning. Math and ELA are really being taught in a fun and exciting way!! 2nd grade is really soaring to higher heights here at Kestrel Heights Charter School.

Sixth Grade News

The 6th Team had an amazing week in learning!


ELA: Scholars are exploring the various types of figurative language with the video game Orpheus The Lyrical!!! I've heard they think it's the "bomb.com!"


Mathematics: Scholars are calculating rates and percentages.


Science: In Mr. Flynn's Science Class scholars are learning about the solar system and observing various phases of the moon. With Mrs. Williams, Science Scholars are researching electromagnetic waves, amplitude, and light.


Social Studies: Scholars are presenting their Civilization Creation projects.

Seventh Grade News

Compacted Math 7-8:

We will continue our Module 5 on Percents when we return from Fall Break, and take our Quiz 5 during that first week back


Math 7:

We will continue our Module 4 on Proportionality when we return from Fall Break, and take our Quiz 4 during that first week back


Science:

Last week the 7th graders started studying the layers of the atmosphere. They kicked off the unit by creating a layer of the atmosphere flip chart which included them using 5 different color sheets of paper identifying and labelling each layer. They included pertinent information about each layer. This week we are slowly getting into the water cycle and soon will be discussing weather related topics. At some point in the upcoming weeks, it is my desire to secure a meteorologist to come (via Zoom or Google Meet) to speak with our scholars.


ELA:

We are 1/4 through the school year and have been on task with our content. We have just finished reading Women in Aviation and the students really enjoyed the informational piece and shared their opinions and thoughts on the difficulties women and African Americans faced in the early 20th century. We are currently looking at 'The Giver' and students are excited to compare text to media and enjoy the activities that are associated with the novel. Also 7th graders with outstanding assignments have been working really hard to get caught up on their grades.


Social Studies: Mr Griffin

This past week we have been focusing on life styles of people during the Middle Ages, Manors, Castles, Feudalism, etc, & Presenting out projects on the Middle Ages


Social Studies: Mr Johnston

We will be starting our new unit on the Renaissance once we return from Fall Break

ATHLETICS

Upcoming Games and Competitions

Click below to see our upcoming games and competitions. Thanks for supporting the Hawks!

www.kestrelhawks.bigteams.com

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Kestrel Heights PTA

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Keeping up with the PTA:
You can become a PTA member at our new membership portal: https://khcspta.square.site
Our next PTA meeting will be held virtually on Monday, November 1st at 6pm. You do not need to be a member to attend PTA meetings, so drop in to see what we're working on. We hope to see you there! https://meet.google.com/ogi-jwan-gdg

Make sure to follow us @khcspta on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for meeting recaps, news, events, and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kestrel Heights Board Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 6:30-8:30pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97270389749?pwd=VlEyYlVVL2V1THlZdnVleUZSUmU2Zz09

Meeting ID: 972 7038 9749
Passcode: KHCS

November Upcoming Events

The Parent and Family Engagement Calendar is located on our website at: https://kestrelheights.org/calendar/


Parent Conferences will be held during the entire month of November


November 1

  • PTA Meeting


November 2-4

  • Co-Ed Cheerleading Tryouts
  • Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee Tryouts


November 5

  • Fire Drill
  • Q1 Report Cards


November 8

  • PBIS Expectations Assembly
  • Boys Basketball Tryouts
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts


November 9

  • Boys Basketball Tryouts
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts
  • Middle School DC Info Meeting
  • Kestrel Heights Board Meeting


November 10

  • Lockdown Drill
  • Boys Basketball Tryouts
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts


November 11

  • Veterans Day- No School


November 12

  • End of 1st Quarter Celebration

November 15

  • Fall Picture Day - Retakes


November 19

  • Middle School Grade Level Celebrations


November 24-26

  • Thanksgiving Break