KESTREL HEIGHTS NEWS

SOARING HIGHER!

Hawks at Home Virtual Academy

Scholars are welcome to opt-in to our Hawks at Home Virtual Academy at any time throughout the month. Scholars who have opted-in our Hawks at Home Virtual Academy may transition from virtual to in-person instruction beginning November 1st and at the beginning of each month thereafter.


Remember: Attendance is taken in each class! Those attending must log into each class to be marked present!


To either opt into or return to in person instruction, please complete the form below:

https://forms.gle/kkUNwVAaqWrVN3rB7

Kestrel Heights School Scholar of the Week!

Donation Request


Kestrel is always accepting PPE items. Please feel free to drop supplies off at the front desk or send them with your scholar to give directly to their Teacher.


Items to consider:


  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mask (K-5 size)
  • Cases of Water

Kestrel Breakfast and Lunch Information

To find all our breakfast and lunch information, please visit our website at:

https://kestrelheights.org/lunch-information/


If you need assistance please contact Maureen Gordon at gordon@kestrelheights.org or (919)484-1300 ext.300

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Sixth Grade News

ELA Scholars have been intrigued while analyzing word relationships this week, and will take their first official test over affixes today.


Math Scholars were calculating ratios with Mrs. Guess, and continuing their practice with geometrical equations.


Social Studies Scholars discovered Ancient Mesopotamia with Mr. Griffin, and looked at some of the first human maps.


Science Scholars with Mrs. Williams are currently exploring heat transformation, while Science Scholars with Mrs. Sharif are examining the properties of matter.


The 6th Grade Team would like to invite all our families to be apart of the homework process. Scholars should be either completing a homework assignment or reviewing class notes for 15 minutes daily for each class. We highly recommend utilizing flashcards to review weekly material.

ATHLETICS

Upcoming Games and Competitions

Click below to see our upcoming games and competitions. Thanks for supporting the Hawks!

www.kestrelhawks.bigteams.com

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The Big Sweep!

On Wednesday, Kestrel's soccer team and volleyball team participated in The Big Sweep! with the Keep Durham Beautiful organization. The Kestrel athletes volunteered their time to clean up Forest Hills Park. Great job Hawks!

Kestrel Heights PTA

Fall Book Fair!

Our book fair is nearly here! For online ordering (available now!) or to set up your eWallet, visit: www.scholastic.com/bf/kestrelheightsschool


Our in-person book fair will be open Monday, October 11th through Saturday, October 16th and will be located in the elementary school. For COVID safety, family members that wish to visit the book fair will need to schedule a shopping appointment at: www.calendly.com/khcsbookfair/2021 Students will be given an opportunity to shop with their class during the week and do not need an appointment unless they are being accompanied by a family member.

Dress As Your Favorite Book Character Costume Contest

Join us in celebrating our favorite books! On Friday, October 15th come to school dressed as your favorite book character. Stop by the book fair to have your photo taken in-costume or submit a photo of your costume to pta@kestrelheights.org for a chance to win books from our book fair! We will announce the contest winners the following week.


Please follow our standard dress-down day rules when choosing your costume.

Keeping up with the PTA:
You can become a PTA member at our new membership portal: https://khcspta.square.site
Our next PTA meeting will be held virtually on Monday, November 1st at 6pm. You do not need to be a member to attend PTA meetings, so drop in to see what we're working on. We hope to see you there! https://meet.google.com/ogi-jwan-gdg


Make sure to follow us @khcspta on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for meeting recaps, news, events, and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kestrel Heights Board Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97270389749?pwd=VlEyYlVVL2V1THlZdnVleUZSUmU2Zz09

Meeting ID: 972 7038 9749
Passcode: KHCS

October Upcoming Events

The Parent and Family Engagement Calendar is located on our website at: https://kestrelheights.org/calendar/



October 12 - KHS Board Meeting


October 22 - Lost and Found Pick up, End of Quarter 1


October 25-29 - Fall Break - No School