News at KHS
Friday, August 31, 2018
This Week at KHS
- All scholars must be picked up by 3:30 pm each school day. If scholars are being checked out early, they need to be check out before 2:30 pm. Students will not be called after 2:30pm.
- Please do not block the Fedex driveways during drop off and pick up.
- Pre-order lunch Account Setup Instructions , How To Pre-Order Instructions , Lunch Payment/Ordering Portal
- No School on Monday, September 3rd-Labor Day
- School clothing (uniform approved) coming soon! Check here next week!
This newsletter contains the following information:
- S.O.A.R. (Supporting Our Active Recruitment)
- Lunch Menu
- Classroom News
- Club Information
- Counselor Corner
- Sports at KHS
- PTSO News
- Substitute Teachers Needed
- Community News
Tuesday, September 11th KHS Board Meeting
Meeting will be held in the Band Room in the K-5 Building
Friday, September 14th Kestrel Spirit Night at Wheel Fun Park
6pm to 9pm
S.O.A.R. (Supporting Our Active Recruitment)
We are thankful that you have chosen to be a part of our Kestrel Family! We would like to introduce you to our KHCS Referral Program!
With our newly implemented school-wide curriculum and textbooks, PBIS behavioral program, streamlined school times, and our small teacher:student ratio in classrooms, our students are engaged and excited to be at Kestrel! As we continue to build on programs put in place this year, we would also like to continue to grow our student population.
We hope you will assist our Kestrel Heights S.O.A.R. (Supporting Our Active Recruitment) team by:
Talking with your family, friends, church, youth or sports groups, or posting in neighborhood blogs and social media about the exciting things happening at Kestrel Heights Charter School! Refer them to our website at www.kestrelheights.org where they can find more information about KHCS, schedule a tour, and complete the new student application.
A bonus for you! Each time you refer a family to our school, and their student enrolls, you will be entered to WIN one of our $100.00 AMAZON gift cards that will be awarded at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year! (The referral survey will be sent to all newly enrolled families in September.)
Next week in third grade we will be kicking off curriculum in all subjects, it's been a rolling start in order to make sure all procedures were firmly in place but we are excited to start digging in to the teaching of our fantastic scholars! We will also begin testing for mClass, iReady, and the exciting BOG (beginning of grade benchmark). Please continue to send your child to school well-rested and well-fed so that they can be as successful as possible.
On Friday, September 7th we will have our first monthly birthday celebration. Please remember that this is for the last hour of our day. If your child has had a birthday over the summer, in August, or will have one in September please feel free to send in a treat for the class. Be mindful of nut allergies!! If you would like to coordinate with other birthday parents please contact your child's homeroom teacher.
It's going to be another fantastic week in third grade!!
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
5th graders are beginning to study and memorize their 50 states and capitals. We not only use flashcards to study but also a song for our kids who love to sing. Check out the link below!
Social Studies: This week we have been learning about how history is studied as well as moving into review of geography.
Have a great weekend!
6th Grade Team
From the Spanish Corner!
Queridas familias, I am so happy to be back at KHS and teach your child my native tongue, while having fun. Our first week was very positive, active, and full of joy. Your child needs to bring a notebook and a pencil to the Spanish class. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year! Please feel free to contact me email@example.com or send me a note with your child. Gracias!
English Language Learners (ELL) Program - Ms. Rivera
English Language Learners (ELL) Program - Ms. Rivera
During the next few weeks, ELL scholars will be bring home a form to accept or waive ELL services. Please make sure that you mark your selection, sign and return the form to me as soon as possible. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (919) 484-1300 ext. 307. Thank you!
Programa de Aprendices del Idioma Inglés (ELL) - Sra. Rivera
Durante las próximas semanas, los estudiantes de ELL llevarán a casa un formulario para Aceptar o Renunciar a los servicios de ELL. Por favor, asegúrese de marcar su selección, firmar y devolverme el formulario lo antes posible. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo al (919) 484-1300 ext. 307. ¡Muchas gracias!
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and you're ready to "SOAR" with us this year!
The Elementary Dance classes have had a FANTASTIC start to the year. We've been reviewing how to "SOAR" inside (and outside) the classroom. We've been focusing on Safety, keeping hands and feet to Ourselves, saying positive things and having a good Attitude (in all dance class activities), and being Respectful to each other. We've been reviewing our dance technique / vocabulary and have been exploring how to "SOAR" on the dance floor!
Welcome back, Kestrel families! Your school counselors, Mrs. Callahan and Mrs. Kennedy, are excited for a great year ahead! Please see below for some important counseling updates.
Who is my counselor? Mrs. Kennedy is our counselor for "even" numbered grades - Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th. Mrs. Callahan is our counselor for "odd" numbered grades - 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 8th. 8th grade is shared between the two counselors due to the workload involved in helping our scholars transition to high school. Of course, scholars are welcome to speak with the counselor they feel most comfortable with.
504 plans: If you are new to KHCS this year and your child had a 504 accommodations plan at their previous school, please contact your child's counselor to ensure we have received their plan. Plans do not always arrive from previous schools along with the rest of the student records and we want to ensure we have your child's accommodations set up in a timely manner. If you are a returning family, your child's plan has been distributed to their teachers as of today (Friday, August 24) and we will contact you about annual review meetings at the end of first quarter. If you have concerns prior to that point, please contact your child's counselor.
Schedule changes: Please refer to the parent email regarding schedule changes. All schedule change requests must come to the counselors on the form and scholars should follow their plans as written until they receive a printed copy of a new schedule.
Uniforms and School Supplies: If your scholar is in need of uniforms or school supplies, please let us know as we do have some items available as needed.
This year we will have PBIS Spirit Days throughout the year. Each grade level has been assigned a "grade level spirit color". On PBIS Spirit Days, we would like to see students from each grade level sporting their PBIS spirit color! Grade levels and/or classrooms with the most participation may be able to win a prize! Students have two options for wearing their spirit colors - they can wear a uniform shirt of that color, or wear their specially designed PBIS Spirit Shirt! The proceeds from the PBIS Spirit Shirts will benefit the PBIS program in purchasing stickers, items for rewards, and funding our quarterly PBIS celebrations!
PBIS Spirit shirts may also be worn with uniform pants on any Friday of the school year.
Grade level spirit colors are:
Kindergarten - white
1st grade - red
2nd grade - black
3rd grade - white
4th grade - red
5th grade - black
6th grade - white
7th grade - red
8th grade - black
Grade level cohorts will keep the same spirit color until they leave us for high school, so students can wear the same spirit shirt year after year until they outgrow it!
To order your shirt, please visit the following link. Parents are encouraged to order shirts as well! The PBIS program will earn a significant amount from each shirt sold, funding which goes directly back to your students through the PBIS program. Ordering closes on September 17 and shirts will be delivered approximately 2 weeks later:
Sport at KHS
Volleyball-Kestrel Gear Fundraiser
This is a Volleyball Fundraiser! You can purchase Kestrel Gear you can use this link the sale goes until September 7th if you use the link you can order and pay online.
Please be mindful of the uniform policy when ordering. For example you can order a hoodie but you can not wear it to school.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
How can I find a Sports Schedule?
Bookmark it, share it, make it your home page, whatever you need to do!
Schedules will be posted as they become available and they will be updated regularly. Parents of scholar athletes can sign up for notifications about schedule changes.
Rosters, photos, announcements and game results can all be seen on the Hawks athletic website!
Meet our KHS Volleyball Team!
Help us raise money for our school the EASY way!
Please link two of your most most common shopping cards to our school!
- Our school code for Harris Teeter is 2705. Currently we only have 34 families linked to Kestrel!
- LInk KHS on Amazon at (https://smile.amazon.com/). Select Kestrel Heights School Parent Teacher Student Organization. Don't forget to put use the smile link before you buy.
Thanks everyone and go Hawks!
Earn your school $, enroll in Cart to Class!
Help Kestrel Heights School earn products and cash by sending in your Boxtops found on many products that you use every day. General Mills, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Ziploc®, Hefty®, Kleenex® and Scott® products offer boxtops on hundreds of products. Your clipped Boxtops can be put into the red PTSO mailboxes that are located in the front offices at both campuses. The deadline for this Quarter is Friday, October 12, 2018.
Wheels Spirit Night
Friday, Sep. 14th, 6-9pm
715 North Hoover Road
Our first Kestrel Spirit Night will be at Wheels Fun Park on Friday, September 14th from 6:00-9:00. Tickets are $7.00 per person and includes the skate rental. Parents are not charged if they don't skate. What an easy and fun way to raise money for Kestel! Go Hawks!
Substitute teaching can be an ideal way to supplement your income while setting your own schedule. It will also give you the opportunity to improve your classroom skills as you try out different schools, grade levels and instructional methods. And after proving your abilities as a substitute, you may even be offered a full-time job. Here are some other benefits to substitute teaching:
- Earn money while working toward a teaching certificate.
- Substitute teaching can help you decide whether to pursue further education, and in which subject area. Trying out different opportunities can help you identify your strengths and decide on a professional focus.
- You can network with other teachers and administrators, who can provide valuable advice and professional connections.
- If you’re retired from full-time teaching or another career, substitute teaching allows you to keep busy, stay involved in a profession, and continue earning some income.
- Unlike many permanent teachers, you’re not required to be certified in a specific subject area.
- Substitute teaching provides you with practical experience that you wouldn’t otherwise have. You can learn and experiment with different types of teaching styles and classroom environments.
If you are interested, please submit your resume and letter of interest to:
ATTN: Mrs. Breonna Buckholz, Business/HR
Need a Book Bag or School Supplies?
Lowes Grove Baptist Church donated some school supplies to our scholars! They are packed for scholars in grade 4th-8th.
Please email Ms. Gordon if you need one!
Enrichment Opportunity with Uptown Glamor
What We Offer
- Glamorous fashion design and sewing classes combined with character education.
- Students learn to design and sew clothing and accessories, strengthening their math skills while gaining savvy business skills
- Every session ends with a fashion show for students to showcase their clothes!
- Our 21st Century Curriculum is written by a licensed school counselor and implements fashion design, sewing, mathematics, and character development.
Now Enrolling Students
- Classes are offered after school on Thursdays from 3:30-5:15 on Kestrel's campus.
- Classes begin September 20th.
Seating is limited! To register, fill out the attached waiver form and return them to KHCS. The 11 class course is $27. per class. Payments can be made in 3 easy installments at uptownglamor.com or by mailing by payments to Uptown Glamor, P.O. Box 72542 Durham NC 27722-2542. All initial payments and waiver forms must be received by Monday, September 10th.
For more information contact us at www.uptownglamor.com
CEO, Bobby Laws (919) 935-8111