Kids Care Family News

Kids Care Elementary - Week of April 25-29

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Principal's Perspective


My name is Christopher Sanders and I am excited to be the new principal at Kids Care Elementary. I have been in the field of education for 27 years and I look forward to meeting each of you. I know our school community well and I care deeply about our students, families, and staff.

I received my bachelor’s degree at Kentucky State University and a M.P.A. (Educational Leadership) degree from the University of Michigan. I am also a Michigan State University EMBA program graduate. After struggling in elementary years, I was taken under the wings of a few educators that helped me to see that I had greatness within me. It was then that I finally developed a passion for learning and eventually teaching.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wife of 26 years and our two college age children. I also enjoy reading and staying current with best practices in education and I feel that I will always be a life-long learner.

I work under the philosophy that everything we do in our school should be done with the best interest of our students in mind. Consequently, it is my extension to support every child, every day at KCE and I will bring the energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness needed to continue to make Kids Care Elementary an exemplary school.

I look forward to working with all of our students, families and staff. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

All the best,

Christopher Sanders


Kids Care Elementary

Ohio State Testing Dates for Grades 3, 4, and 5

Scholars in grades 3, 4, and 5 will continue on with Ohio State Tests in English Language Arts, Math, and Science for 5th grade only.

April 26 and 27 - Math

May 3 and 4 - Science for 5th grade

It's very important to make sure your child eats a healthy dinner, goes to bed by 9:00pm, and wakes up encouraged while having a healthy breakfast.

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Thank you for being a part of the school this past year! The time has come to let us know if you are planning on joining us next year as well. We appreciate you taking the time and completing the questions contained in the link below to indicate your intention to return your scholar to Kids Care Elementary for the 2022-2023 School Year.

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Academic Achievement

We are entrenched in learning as we are rounding the end of the school year. Our scholars in grades 3, 4, and 5 have been working hard to make sure we are confident and ready to take the Ohio State Tests that are around the corner. Scholars are celebrating each other as we motivate and encourage everyone to be doing their best. The theme for the Ohio State Test is basketball therefore scholars are making cards and posters to support one another. Scholars are making a Promise to work hard, read everything on the test, be on time to school every day, use the plans they have made with their teachers, and do their best!

Summer Advantage is a program that is new to the campus this year that is being offered free to all scholars. Families that are interested are encouraged to sign up now.

Project Based Learning Corner

KCE Giving Garden 2022

All of our classes are busy planning and designing for their beds in the school garden this year. If you would like to help plant, weed, build structures or compost, please email Mrs. Steinhaus at or call the office. Thank you!
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Ms. Brandon's Animal Documentary Makers

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Miss Alexander's Scientists

This class has been trying several different types of science and design careers. These photos show them being botanists and learning about plants.

Mr. Robert's Explorers

Mr. Robinson's 4th and 5th Grade Study of Other Cultures

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Ms. Snyder's Authors

Ms. Virgei's 3rd Grade Taps Maple Trees in the Woods

Ms. Sikorski's Kindergarten and Ms. Virgei's 3rd Grade Reading Buddies

Upcoming Important Dates

Thursday, April 28- Parent Teacher Conferences In the Evening. Teachers will contact families.

Thursday, May 12- Town Hall 5:00-5:30 Family Night 5:30-6:30

Tuesday, May 24- Kindergarten Celebration 10:00 am and 5th Grade Graduation 1:30 pm

Thursday, May 26- Field Day

Friday, May 27- Last Day for Scholars

Thank you to everyone who attended our March Family Night!

Next Family Night

Thursday, May 12th, 5-6:30pm

3400 Kohr Boulevard

Columbus, OH

1. COVID Guidelines: Masks are now optional for staff and scholars.

Visitors will not be allowed in the building during school hours. This is for the health and safety of all scholars and staff. This includes parents/guardians. If you have a specific need we will meet you at Door #9 to best serve you.

Please send your scholar with a refillable water bottle to school since our water fountains are shut-down due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

2. Transportation: Thank you for your patience as transportation continues to work to route all scholars. As much as we would like to help you with every need, the best way for you to get the information you need is to call 614-365-5074. Please communicate to us anything you learn so we can best support you and other families.

3. Cell Phones - Scholar's cell phones must be put away during school hours. KCE's cell phone policy will be sent home with scholars.

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Have Questions? Contact Us!

Kids Care Elementary is a tuition-free public charter school that features a professional, caring staff that is passionate about inspiring students to love learning. We provide a top-notch curriculum that develops critical thinking, and builds a solid foundation for academic success. Every child who joins the Kids Care Elementary (KCE) family will become a part of a community of learners, working together with the highest expectations of educational achievement.