Kenmore Elementary Paw Prints

March 2023

In This Issue

  • Principal's Message
  • Important Dates
  • Celebrations
  • Class Picture Day
  • Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024
  • Kenmore Middle School Registration
  • Thank You
  • District News

Principal's Message

Dear KE Cub Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you rejuvenated from our mid-winter break. Thank you to the families who joined us for the Title 1 Informational Session for grades 3-5 on SBA/iReady and Report Cards last month. We appreciate your participation and engagement. Thank you to those that attended and provided insight to a program you’d like to have back (RA-Z Kids) and asked questions about the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). Parents of Cubs in grades 3-5 will be pleased to know that you are able to access the SBA results via ParentVue under the “Document” tab. Please contact our main office should you need guidance on how to access these reports.

This month we have another Title I Sponsored event especially designed for our Pre K-2nd grade Cub families. Join us next week, March 7, from 5-6:45 p.m. Pizza will be served and child care will be provided till 6:45 p.m. The PTA general meeting will be held in the library beginning at 7 p.m. Unfortunately, due to staffing shortages the YMCA will not have child care coverages beyond 6:45 p.m.

In other exciting news, our School Board approved Lease Crutcher Lewis and Mithūn to be our Kenmore Elementary’s project Design-Builder for our modernization. These firms are dedicated to their communities, working collaboratively to design and build spaces that reflect the culture and vision of the people they serve. Lease Crutcher Lewis’ previous experience includes Peter Kirk Elementary (Lake Washington School District), Margaret Mead Elementary (Lake Washington SD), and Garfield High School (Seattle Public Schools). Mithun’s architectural and interior design experience includes Blakely Elementary School, Bush School, Annie Wright Schools, and Islandwood.

Planning and Design Administrator, Ha Yang, is the project manager for our project. Together, we have formed our School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) and meetings are slated to begin soon. If you are not part of the SDAT team, be sure to note the upcoming community events that will take place via Zoom and in-person to ask questions and share your thoughts/ideas about the modernization.

Meet the amazing Design-Build team on:

Monday, March 20th - via Zoom

Tuesday, March 21(in-person)- Kenmore Elementary Gym from 6-7 p.m.

Finally, be sure to note the many events listed below, in addition to our Kindergarten tours, Pre K-2 Information Session, community events for the modernization, the PTA will be hosting its annual auction event next week (3/11) and STEAM Fair & Art Walk (3/28) later this month.

We welcome another busy month at Kenmore Elementary and hope to see you at one of our school or PTA sponsored events!

Geetha George-Shapiro


Important Dates

March 1 - Early Release @ 2:10pm

March 2 - Boys Intramurals, Gym, 3:45-4:30pm

March 3 - Drum & Gyil Xylophone Club, Music Room, 10:45-11:30am

March 6 - International Women's Day Assembly, 9:25-9:55am

March 6 - Boys Intramurals, Gym, 3:45-4:30pm

March 7 - Incoming Kindergarten Tours, 2:15-3:00pm

March 7 - Math Olympiad, Library, 3:45-4:45pm

March 7 - KE Choir, Music Room, 3:45-4:30pm

March 7 - Title I Family Night (Pre-K through 2nd Grade), 5:00-6:45pm

March 7 - PTA General Meeting, 7:00-8:30pm

March 8 - Early Release @ 2:10pm

March 9 - Incoming Kindergarten Tours, 10:45-11:30am

March 9 - Emergency Drill

March 9 - Boys Intramurals, Gym, 3:45-4:30pm

March 10 - Drum & Gyil Xylophone Club, Music Room, 10:45-11:30am

March 11 - KE PTA Auction, Nile Golf Club, 5:00-10:00pm

March 13 - Boys Intramurals, Gym 3:45-4:30pm

March 14 - Math Olympiad, Library, 3:45-4:45pm

March 14 - KE Choir, Music Room, 3:45-4:30pm

March 15 - Early Release @ 2:10pm

March 16 - School of Toy Workshop (Grades 2 & 3)

March 16 - Boys Intramurals, Gym, 3:45-4:30pm

March 17 - KMS Symphony Choir Assembly, Gym, 9:25-9:55am

March 17 - Drum & Gyil Xylophone Club, Music Room, 10:45-11:30am

March 20 - KMS 5th Grade Registration Visit

March 20 - Girls Intramurals, Gym, 3:45-4:30pm

March 21 - Math Olympiad, Library, 3:45-4:45pm

March 21 - KE Choir, Music Room, 3:45-4:30pm

March 21 - KMS 5th Grade Parent Night, Kenmore Middle School, 6:30-8:00pm

March 22 - Early Release @ 2:10pm

March 23 - Girls Intramurals, Gym 3:45-4:30pm

March 24 - Drum & Gyil Xylophone Club, Music Room, 10:45-11:30am

March 27 - Girls Intramurals, Gym, 3:45-4:30pm

March 28 - Class Picture Day

March 28 - KE Choir, Music Room, 3:45-4:30pm

March 28 - PTA Steam Fair/Art Walk

March 29 - Early Release @ 2:10pm

March 30 - Girls Intramurals, Gym, 3:45-4:30pm

March 31 - KE Spirit Day: Crazy Hat Day!

March 31 - Drum & Gyil Xylophone, Music Room, 10:45-11:30am

Celebrations & Observances

February 22 (Ash Wednesday)/Lent

March 2–Baha'i Fast

March 17–St. Patrick's Day

March 22-April 21–Ramadan

We wish to recognize all our Kenmore families celebrating or observing these special days in your home. If we have missed a significant date, please let us know.



Class picture day will be on Tuesday, March 28th. Every student will receive 1 free class picture. There will also be the option to have individual spring portraits taken. Order forms will be coming home with your students soon.

Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024

Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! Visit the website to enroll your student:

Please save the date and plan to attend one of our Kindergarten Tours in March!

Kindergarten Tours (for incoming kindergarten families who will start in the fall of 2023).

Tuesday, March 7th @ 2:15-3:00 pm

Thursday, March 9th @ 10:45-11:30 am

*Please help us by sharing this information with neighbors and community members who may have a kindergartener starting next year. Thank you!

Kenmore Middle School Registration

Parents/Guardians of future Kenmore Middle School Colts:

Counselors from KMS will be visiting the 5th grade classes this week on Monday, March 20th from 12:45-1:45pm to start the registration process.


Incoming 5th Grade Parent Night

Tuesday, March 21@ 6:30 PM @ Kenmore Middle School

Thank You

On February 14th our staff got a sweet treat for Valentine's Day when our generous PTA spoiled us with a baked potato lunch, drinks and desserts! Thank you!

Kenmore Elementary PTA

Please visit the Kenmore Elementary PTA Website for news and activities sponsored by our PTA.

District News

Family Engagement Night

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 4-6pm

NSD Administrative Center Board Room

Join us to learn more about the following programs in NSD:

  • Learning Assistance Program
  • Title I Instructional Support
  • Multilingual Education Title 3 Services for American Indian/Alaska Native Students
  • English Language Development (ELD) Services for Qualifying Multilingual Learners

....and more!

Woodinville High School's My First Formal Dance

“Through the Looking- Glass: Alice in Wonderland”

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Place: Woodinville High School, 19819 136th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

The My First Formal dance will feature live music (provided by the WHS jazz band), games, activities, food, and dancing! We will also feature a silent auction, photo booths and face painting!

Tickets: We recommend pre-registering HERE to save money and guarantee your tickets. All proceeds from the event will support Woodinville High School's Class of 2024 and help subsidize important programming associated with graduation, like Senior Prom and the Senior Graduation Breakfast.We can’t wait to host our Northshore Elementary School students and look forward to a fun filled evening! Please email with any questions. Thank you!

These activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Northshore School District or any of its schools. The district assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or safety of the activities. Northshore School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim, or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney's fees and judgements or awards.