The Kenwood Courier
We’re eager to connect and partner with you this 2023-24 school year in support of your children’s academic, social, and emotional growth. You can expect to receive the Courier every Friday.
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Kenwood News & Events
Native American Art in the Present Tense Residency
Kenwood will welcome an amazing cohort of Native American artists next week!
In honor of National Native American Heritage Month and MPS American Indian Awareness & Family Involvement Week, our artists in residence will lead students in creating an art project:
- Wóokiye Wiŋ (Ojibway/Dakota) will work with kindergarten.
- James D. Autio (Ojibwe) will work with first grade.
- Gordon Coons (Ojibwe/Ottawa) will work with second grade.
- Graci Horne (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota/Hunkpapa Lakota/Dakota) will work with third grade.
- Marlena Myles (Spirit Lake Dakota/Mohegan/Muscogee) will work with fourth grade.
- Angela Erdrich (Ojibwe) will work with fifth grade.
It's not too late to volunteer to support students in making art while they learn with an artist in residence. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Quarter 1 Specialist Newsletters
Please visit the link or download the attached file to view newsletters from Kenwood specialists.
Kenwood Art: Quarter 1 Newsletter
Art: Quarter 1 Newsletter The seven elements of art are line, shape, form, space, value, color, and texture. These elements are the essential components, or building blocks, of any artwork. Any good artwork should consist of these 7 ingredients. In the first quarter of art at Kenwood, our stude...
NOTES FROM THE MUSIC ROOM
"NOTES" FROM THE MUSIC ROOM November 3, 2023 Dear Families... It has been a pleasure working with your children this fall! We started the year with a beautiful Peace Ceremony out on the playground where our 4th and 5th graders performed "One Day". The whole school sang "Light a Candle for ...
Thank You, Kenwood PTA❣️
Thanks to PTA for providing a delicious lunch for Kenwood staff on Wednesday. We appreciate you!
Girl on the Run Fall 5K: Sunday, Nov. 12
Walk or run this Sunday morning at the MN State Fairgrounds with Girls on the Run as they celebrate the end of the season!
For event information and to register, visit https://www.gotrmn.org/5k-twin-cities.
Reminder: Picture Retakes Next Week 📸
Students will have the opportunity for photo retakes on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Give to the Max Day: Thursday, Nov. 16
Help fund our artist residencies, outdoor classroom, winter gear for all, classroom supplies, and so much more!
To donate and learn more about the projects the PTA supports and where the donations will go, click the image below or download the attached flyer and scan the QR code.
Kenwood PTA Town Hall: Wednesday, Nov. 29 📣
Kenwood families and caregivers,
Please join us at school for our first Kenwood PTA Townhall on Wednesday, November 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This quarter's topic will center on the many arts residencies that we fundraise to support - we'd love your feedback about these programs, if you have ideas for new partnerships we can explore, and your general thoughts and feels about how you and your student connect with the Kenwood community.
Don't miss out on this chance to engage in meaningful conversations and contribute to the betterment of our school. Mark your calendars and join us at the Kenwood School PTA Townhall!
Please register for this free event in advance to ensure we have adequate childcare and food for all attendees.
Go to https://tinyurl.com/KenwoodSchool or download the attached flyer and scan the QR code to sign up for your free tickets and reserve your meal, childcare, and be entered for the raffle.
Got questions? Email email@example.com.
Need transportation? Call 612‑668‑2760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 28.
Kenwood PTA Town Hall
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, 04:30 PM
Kenwood Elementary School, Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Anwatin Open House: Thursday, Dec. 7
Anwatin Middle School will host an open house for fifth grade families as well as the Taste of Anwatin community event on Dec. 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy food, concerts, and student showcases. More details to come!
Open House & Taste of Anwatin
Thursday, Dec 7, 2023, 05:00 PM
Anwatin Middle School, Upton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Site Council Community Gathering: Learn about Anwatin! Tuesday, Dec. 12
Anwatin is Kenwood's pathway middle school. The Kenwood Site Council invites you to learn more about Anwatin on Dec. 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Kenwood. Two families with kids currently at Kenwood and Anwatin will share their experiences. Pizza and childcare will be provided!
Site Council: Anwatin Discussion
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023, 06:00 PM
Kenwood Elementary School, Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Application for Educational Benefits Due Friday, Dec. 15
All families should complete the Application for Educational Benefits, regardless of whether you think you qualify.
This helps Kenwood to secure Title 1 funding, but only if we receive completed applications by Dec. 15! Please submit the application at https://LINQConnect.com. Hard copy applications in English and Spanish are available in the main office.
The application should be submitted each school year. If you're not sure whether you have submitted yet for 2023-24, please email email@example.com for confirmation. Thank you!
Lost & Found Reminder🧣
In addition, please make sure to label all items! Unclaimed items will be donated.
Visiting Author James Ponti 📚
James Ponti, NYT bestselling author of City Spies, spoke with interested third and fifth grade students last Thursday about his new book series and shared creative writing advice. Thanks to Media Specialist/Librarian Janet Parker for coordinating!
School Lunch Menu
Monday, Nov. 13
Pancake with Blueberry Compote
Meatless Option: Cheese Omelet; Bagel Yogurt Pack
- Served with Diced Seasoned Potatoes
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Meatless Option: Black Bean Burger
Roasted Turkey & Cheddar on Flatbread
- Served with Baked Beans
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Meatless Option: Italian Vegetable Crumble Pasta Bake
Smoked Turkey & Cheddar on Pullman
- Served with Green Beans, Dinner Roll
Thursday, Nov. 16
Baked Herb Chicken
Meatless Option: Baked Soy Nuggets
Chicken Salad on Flatbread
- Served with Yellow Rice, Seasoned Peas
Friday, Nov. 17
Meatless Option: Cheese Pizza
Roasted Turkey & Cheddar Sandwich
Community News & Events
American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC)
AIPAC will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Davis Center with a virtual option. Contact Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and meeting details.
Adelante is a Spanish-language support group for parents of students with disabilities. The group is sponsored by The Arc Minnesota and meets once a month on Zoom. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. For more information and the Zoom link, call (952) 915-3667 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.