Kling Elementary School Newsletter
January 15, 2021
Welcome back to face-to-face learning! We hope you are as excited to have your kiddos back in school as we are. Just a few reminders:
- Face masks must be worn to school and will remain on during the day. The kids will not have to wear them during PE, recess, lunch, and they will be allowed mask breaks throughout the day.
- Please remember to complete your student’s daily health screening QR Code.
- Students may not be added as bus riders at this time as busses are at full capacity.
- If you have any COVID-related questions or concerns, please call our school nurse and/or your child’s principal.
- Send your students dressed appropriately for the weather (coats, gloves, hats) as they will be going outside for recess and PE daily as long as it is dry.
- We will continue deep cleaning and sanitizing the school daily.
Again, we are so glad to be returning to school for in-person learning. We thank you for your cooperation and support during our virtual learning time and hope if we have to return to that at any point it will be a smooth transition. Please do not hesitate to call me at school 540-261-6717 if you should have any questions.
Meet the Teachers!
My favorite things are to play with my 6-month old puppy, Bailey. I love the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I also coach 14u travel volleyball, which is one of my favorite sports.
I love teaching because I have such a huge heart, which means, in turn, I have love for so many people. I want all kids to feel loved and I love watching students grow from the time they are with me to the time when they have to leave. Teaching has opened my eyes to me being able to care so much about students and really want the best from them and the best for them.
Ms. Kara Campese:
Teaching has been something I have always been interested in. Teaching first grade has been such a joy! My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the look on a student's face when they learn something new. I also like diving into different subjects with students and researching cool new topics. Outside of school, my favorite things to do are spending time with friends and family and play with my puppy, Ellie. I also love to cook and make a lot of recipes my grandmother taught me. Lastly, music is my passion and I love singing, playing the guitar, and piano.
Ms. Campese's Shout Outs:
Students I would like to recognize for attending live sessions every day:
Braxton Flint, Aedric Little, Hunter Simpson, Randy Southers, Rypken Tobias
Ms. Coleman's Shout Outs:
Shout out to Asher Mays and Annabelle Perry for being my two consistent attendees for group!
Ms. Fauber's Shout Outs:
Shout out to Asher Williams, Fitz Glick and Zaeden Dudley for their live attendance during the time we were closed!
Ms. Flint's Shout Outs:
I have lots of kiddos who have been showing up consistently to our morning meetings, participating in discussions, as well as practicing completing their assignments on time,
so this may be a long(ish) list but a good problem to have :)
Brooklyn Atkins, Kellan Chittum, Jaylan Cook, Jaxon Foster, Elsie Craft, Lilli Gilbert, Genevieve Roberts, and Mia Taylor
Kellan Chittum, in particular, has done an outstanding job with our writing assignments. Mia Taylor has had an incredibly positive and enthusiastic attitude every day that does not go unnoticed!
Ms. Ryan's Shout Outs:
Monet Elliot, Bennett Glass, Connor Hartman, Charlee Hostetter, Brandon Long, Buddy Powell, Olivia Stanley, Sophia Tolley, Jackson Vipperman
2nd Grade Shout Outs:
The following students have excelled with virtual learning by completing 100% of their assignments:
Lucy Alcantara, Aviana Atkins, Charlie Baker, Kierstyn Campbell, Kinsley Clark, Mirabella Clevenger, Paisley Cole, Andrew Cooper, Deklyn Crosby, Rilea Dorey, Aubrey Dudley, Jaylee Fitz, Sophia Funkhouser, Leila Hackett, Joshua Hinkle, Keaton Humphreys, Shelby Keen, Blythe King, Bryson Lineberry, Treyvon Morris, Grayson Moseley, Rosemary Pace, Braylon Painter, Sophia Potter, Bridger Richardson, Jaxon Ruley, Easton Schroeder, Wesley Schroeder, Emersyn Smith, Hunter Smith, Kaira Watkins, Tucker Whetstone, Wesley Whipple, Sophie Williams, Elijah Williams-Shabazz
Blizzard of Books Challenge
We will be entering the names of students who complete 100% of their nightly reading into a drawing for the following prizes!
- Top Boy – Bike
- Top Girl – Bike
- Runner up – Programmable Robot!
To be eligible you simply need to do your reading homework each night and return your reading log to your teacher each day. The contest will begin on January 25th and go through February 25th. Winners will be announced on March 1st!
Updates From Around KES
Ms. Fauber's Reading Update
Our reading team is so excited to be back and is ready to ramp up our reading instruction! We are particularly excited to be implementing one of our favorite reading frameworks upon our return to face to face instruction. This program is called RISE and it stands for Reading Intervention for Students to Excel. This reading framework developed by Jan Richardson is powerful! It offers quick, efficient, and targeted reading instruction to help students excel in all areas of reading. Specifically, this framework is designed to allow students to practice and significantly improve their decoding, fluency, spelling, comprehension, and writing skills. We can't wait to implement this program in first and second grade!
Second Grade Update
Second graders will be learning about the following upon our return to school:
- Math- rounding, estimating sums, and practicing 2-digit addition.
- Reading- drawing conclusions in fiction
- Content- Native Americans and their contributions
Ms. Rice's Library Update
I am the new Library Media Specialist here at Kling Elementary. This year with Virtual Learning, we have taken Library to a new level through Google Classroom. I want to share how your student can access these activities and have fun with typing games and reading sources!
Each student can pick and choose the activities that I put up on my Google Classroom including: Reading Videos, Storytelling videos, word searches, reading games, and typing games!
Best of Virtual Learning:
- Enroll in your Library Google Classroom
- Kindergarten: ydemyia
- First Grade: ofttzjp
- Second Grade: qf2vpfr
- Write "done" under each activity you have completed!
- Check out my youtube channel, Reading with Ms. Rice!
- Get access to books on getepic.com
- Practice typing with interactive games posted on Mondays!
Reading with Ms. Rice! Get Access to Books on GetEpic.com
Please let me know if you have any questions with access to Library. My email is