KHS News

Friday, September 13

In this newsletter...


  • No school on Monday, September 23rd

This newsletter contains the following information:

  • Counselor Corner
  • Lunch Information
  • Athletic Information
  • New Box Tops Collection Process
  • Community News

Upcoming Events:


  1. September 16-20 iReady Diagnostic Window (Math)
  2. September 18 Spirit Night (Moe’s @ Southpoint) (PTSO)
  3. September 20 Community Discussion (1:4)
  4. September 20 Interim Reports (Via PowerSchools)
  5. September 23 No School (Required Teacher Workday)

        1. October 1 Fall Pep Rally and Student Staff Volleyball game
        2. October 4 Final Date to Submit Field Trips for the Year
        3. October 7 Staff Meeting: General
        4. October 8 Board of Directors Meeting
        5. October 9 Book Fair (PTSO)
        6. October 10 Book Fair (PTSO)
        7. October 11 Book Fair (PTSO)

        School Announcements

        Picture Day!!!

        Order school pictures at before Picture Day Friday, October 11 . Parents can customize packages, order for more than one child at the same time, earn coupons and pay with credit card or Paypal.

        Encarga las fotos escolares en antes del Día de la Foto. Los padres pueden personalizar los paquetes, encargar para más de un niño al mismo tiempo, ganar cupones, y pagar con tarjeta de crédito o PayPal.

        Kestrel Heights School
        Picture Day is Friday, October 11
        Picture Day ID: BW719003Q1

        *Note that your scholar will bring home picture proofs with ordering information. Even if the scholar does not pre-order or pre-pay.

        *Tenga en cuenta que su estudiante traerá a casa pruebas de imagen con información de pedidos. Incluso si el erudito no pre-ordena o pre-paga.

        Hispanic Heritage Month

        Hispanic Heritage Month begins next week. We will see you bright and early Monday morning with a surprise gift for parents in the carpool line!

        Counselors' Corner

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        High School Information for 8th Grade Parents

        8th Grade Parents:

        Kaleidoscope Charter High School will be hosting an information night for 8th graders and their families on Saturday, September 14th - 2pm Calvary Baptist Church, 10310 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville . See Community News section of this newsletter for a brief description.

        If you are interested in learning more about this high school option for next year, please visit

        Morgan Callahan, M.Ed., NCC

        School Counselor and 504 Coordinator

        Grades 6-8

        Kestrel Heights School

        919-484-1300 x 215

        Don't Forget to Pre-Order

        Everyone MUST pre-order lunch, otherwise a lunch WILL NOT be prepared.

        What you need before you order:

        1. Create your account and add your child to your account (See Guide attached or click here)

        2. Review Menu with your child. A “complete meal” is the lunch meal posted on the menu. (Menu is attached)

        Here is How to Pre-Order:

        Step 1. Log into your account. School Payment Portal

        Step 2. There will be a new button to pre-order the meals. Click on Meal Pre-Order then on Select Meals to the left of their student(s) name.

        Step 3. Select the date and meal selection from a drop down menu. “Complete Meal” is what is posted on the menu.

        Step 4. Click Save.

        Click here to set up your account

        Account Setup Instructions

        Free or Reduced Lunch Application

        Please email Mrs. Gordon if you have not received an update on your 2019-2020 Lunch Application. If you received free lunch last year and have not renewed your application for the 2019-2020 school year, you have until Friday, September 20th to do so.

        Maureen Gordon

        919.484.1300 ext 300

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        Hawks Athletics

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        Volleyball Fundraiser

        The Volleyball Team is selling, cool KHS gear! Please check it using this link

        If you have any questions contact Coach Dale via email

        2019-2020 Hawks Athletic Forms

        Here you will find all forms necessary for Fall Sports Tryouts for the 2019-2020 school year.

        2019-2020 Athletic Packet

        Forms to be completed by a physician and signed by parents prior to tryouts.

        Box Tops

        NO MORE CLIPPING!! Big changes are coming to Box Tops! Earning cash for our school just got easier and all you need is your smartphone. Download the Box Tops mobile app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earning online!

        If you still have clippings, continue to send them in and we will continue to submit them until all of them have been phased out!

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        Community Information


        Kestrel Heights is very fortunate to have after school "GUITAR & UKULELE" club this year under the direction of Vlad Kary. He is a professional musician with over 15 years of experience in playing and teaching music all over the world.The program is open for all levels from absolute beginners to advanced players. Students will learn about different areas of their instrument. Instruction is guided accordingly to keep lessons engaging and fun!

        To learn more about the classes, the cost, and sign up, please, email:

        When: Tuesdays at 3:45 - 4:30

        Where: Music Room

        Grades: 2 - 8

        Please sign up with the instructor by September 13th. Classes begin September 17th

        There is no better reward than seeing our students develop a passion for music!

        E-Link Carpool Services

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        Opening August 2020

        Morrisville's innovative student-centered Kaleidoscope Charter High School (KCHS) is opening in August of 2020!! If you are looking for a smaller, innovative, community high school where students can explore their passions, and are able to learn in a supportive, collaborative environment, then Kaleidoscope may be right for you.

        Our mission is to provide a student-centered learning environment, empowering students to become independent learners, as well as creative and critical thinkers, using an innovative approach to prepare students for higher education and beyond.


        By putting students at the center of their own learning, we will prepare and empower them to become the next generation of leaders in a globally interdependent world.

        Kaleidoscope Charter High School addresses the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, and backgrounds of all students to ensure that each reaches his or her full potential. Parents, families, and the community are an integral part of the learning community ensuring student success.

        Utilizing rigorous problem-based study, self-directed learning activities, research projects, collaborative workgroups, Socratic seminars, hands-on experimentation, and other methods, Kaleidoscope prepares students to succeed in higher education, serve as leaders, and thrive in their career endeavors.

        By providing a world-class, 21st century, student-centered learning environment, Kaleidoscope Charter High School empowers students to become responsible citizens in a global and inclusive society.

        Any NC student is welcome to apply to attend KCHS. Our lottery will open in January and accepted students will receive their notice in March. We hope you join us!

        Please join us at one of our upcoming Information Sessions:

        Saturday, September 14th - 2 pm

        Calvary Baptist Church, 10310 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville

        Don't forget to sign up on our website to receive updates about our progress!

        YMCA Afterschool Care

        When your kids are safe and having fun, you’ll like YMCA After School as much as they do! We offer After School programs at Lakewood YMCA and The River Church. YMCA After School is from school dismissal until 6 p.m. Early release days are included at no extra cost.


        • Quiet, supervised homework time
        • Creative arts
        • Indoor & outdoor games
        • Sports & specialty clinics
        • Assembly & snack time (children provide snack)


        YMCA After School youth counselors receive 30 hours of staff training annually. They are responsible, knowledgeable high school and college-aged students who enjoy working with children.


        2018 - 2019 Traditional and Year-Round Schools

        $1,999.80/annual (Members)
        $2,421.00/annual (Participants)

        Choose from monthly drafts or payment in full.
        Financial assistance is available.

        Billing and payment information


        Registrations are accepted at any Durham YMCA location. Participants may begin After School the Monday after registering. Friday or weekend registrations can begin 1 week from the following Monday.

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        Curriculum Bridge

        Curriculum Bridge is an academic enrichment program that is built on and around assisting children who need the help outside of school. Academic enrichment tutoring for Pre-K thru 8th grade.

        Every other Saturday

        10am – 12pm

        South Regional Library

        4505 S. Alston Ave.

        Durham, NC 27713

        Academic Tutoring All School Year! We help with:

        Grade Level Assessments

        Homework Assistance

        Free Snack Packs

        Curriculum T-Shirt

        One on One Tutoring

        For More Information Contact:

        Guy Crawford Curriculum Bridge

        Teacher Coordinator Guyvc4@Gmail.Com

        Come Join Us

        Choosing the right school is an important decision. We strive to provide a welcoming and diverse community where your children can thrive. Our lottery-based enrollment process ensures an equal opportunity for all prospective students. We are now accepting applications for our 19-20 school year!