KMS Up2Date

December 4, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Members of the KMS Community,


It's hard to believe that December is already here. The National Junior Honor Society and the Kickemuit Community Service Club are busy planning opportunities for our students to support members of the KMS community who may be in need this holiday season. Please remember to scroll down to read about the good things happening here at KMS and how you can help our neighbors.


Please note that the mid-point for quarter 2 is December 22. Please continue to monitor your child's progress closely and reach out to your child's teachers if you have any question or concerns.


Of particular importance is that students who are learning from home, be it full virtual or hybrid model, are required to attend classes as if they were in school. Please remind your child to be properly dressed and sitting up (and not lying in bed). Good study habits at home will contribute to success in class. Also, cameras should be turned on unless your child has permission from administration to not use a camera. We find that some students log in to the session, turn off the camera, and leave the room and not pay attention. Thank you for your continued support.


Lastly, I would like to wish the members of the KMS Community who will be celebrating the Festival of Hanukkah next Thursday night a joyous and memorable experience.



Sincerely,

Dennis Morrell

Principal

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Make note of the dates: December 8, 9, 10, 2020. Parents/Guardians will receive notification from their children's teachers regarding VIRTUAL conferences that will be held on those dates. More details to follow in next week's update.

Husky Happenings

Didn't have a chance to come in for Picture Day?

It's not to late! Parents can still receive a picture package with the Shutterfly app under Snaps@home. this option ends on December 31, 2020. Please see flyer below.



We will also be having re-takes at KMS on January 27 & 28!

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The Rhode Island Student Survey

Students will be completing the Rhode Island Student Survey for grades 7 & 8 on December 9, 2020.


A risk and prevalence survey looks at sets of factors or conditions to which youth may be exposed that are associated with negative behavioral health outcomes and the extent to which youth may report engaging in problem behavior.

Distance Learner Materials

Any full distance learners that were unable to pick up materials during picture day, may pick them up from the front office during school hours. If you are unable to pick up during school hours please contact michelle.clifford@bwrsd.org.

National Junior Honor Society December Happenings

  • Letters of Love - Residential and retirement facilities across the country are limiting visitations to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, leaving residents increasingly isolated. But NJHS members are answering the call with handmade cards including special messages meant to brighten their day.
  • Ugly Sweater / Holiday PJ Fundraiser - Friday, December 18 (B-day students) & Monday, December 21 (A-day students). Virtual students can wear their stuff on either day. We are asking for a $1 donation.
  • Additionally, NJHS students are aiding the community service club with their food drive and the guidance department with their KMS cares holiday drive.


Email - Molly.Scarborough@bwrsd.org or Erin.Dunop@bwrsd.org with questions

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KMS Canned Food Drive


The holidays are approaching and the need for food is greater than ever! Please help the people in need throughout our community by donating canned goods.

The Kickemuit Community Service Club will be collecting food from November 9 to December 21st.

A box will be located outside the front office. Donations will be dropped off at the East Bay food pantry.

Thank you for your support!

KMS Community Service Club


Together we can make a difference!

Upcoming Gingerbread House Competition!

December 14 & 15


Create a gingerbread house using various creative materials and imagination.

Please see Ms. Camara for any questions.


The project is for decorative use only, not edible.
Get your family involved with your creative projects.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded.


GROUP A: You will bring in your gingerbread house on Tuesday, December 15th.
GROUP B: You will bring in your gingerbread house on Monday, December 14th.

VIRTUAL GROUP: You can drop off your gingerbread house on December 14 and 15th.

Please bring all gingerbread houses in the morning to tables se up in the lobby. Your name must be on your projects, or you will be disqualified.


Judging will take place on December 15th. Winners will be announced on December 16th.


All houses need to be picked up by December 16th.

You may do an Act of KINDNESS and donate your gingerbread house to a nursing home for decoration .

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KMS Spirit Gear Order Form

If you would like to purchase Husky tee shirts or sweatshirts please click on the link below:


Shop here

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Coates for Kids!

Dear Families, Please see the following message from Jennifer Oliveira Mancieri and the Bristol Fire Department Women's Auxiliary Unit.

The Ladies and I are Happy to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Bristol Knights Of Columbus we were given 84 new kids jackets to be handed out to Bristol/Warren families in need.

We can't guarantee we will have sizes and colors that families will want or need but we will do our very best to be sure all the children who need coats in our community will get one.

We may have to posts sizes if we find that we have kids who need jackets but don't have their size. If that is the case families in our community will be given the opportunity to purchase a size that may be needed for a child in need.

Pick up will be : Dec 6 from 10-12 at the Hydes Fire Station corner of Annawamscutt and Metacom in Bristol.

Drive up to our volunteers

Please stay in your vehicles and wear a mask!

School Improvement Team

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Make Way For Music!

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Make Your Grocery Shopping Count for KMS!

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Support KMS with Stop & Shop Rewards Program

Welcome back to the start of a new school year and to a new year of A+ School Rewards!


This year’s A+ Program runs from August 7, 2020 through March 13, 2021.


Our school Kickemuit Middle School , ID# 07053: has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Stop & Shop! Former Supporters:


You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.


New Supporters or Existing Supporters Wishing to Make Changes: • Beginning July 1, 2020, visit stopandshop.com and select “SIGN IN” at the top right to log into your online account. Once logged in, you may select or modify your school choice. • If you do not have an online account, visit stopandshop.com and click “REGISTER”. Follow the prompts to create your online account. Once logged in, follow the same instructions as noted above. • You’ll need your 13-digit STOP & SHOP CARD number and the School ID number. If you need assistance, call 1-877-366-2668 option 1.



We only have 200 cards supporting our school right now! Let's try to reach 300!!!!

Community Information

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A Christmas Carol

STREAMING DECEMBER 17, 2020 – JANUARY 10, 2021

Southern New England’s favorite holiday tradition continues with an all-new online experience. This free, on-demand video is a wholly unique and thoroughly Trinity Rep take on the Dickens classic that integrates traditional theatrical storytelling with technological possibilities only available with digital production. Ebenezer Scrooge is guided by Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future on a heartwarming journey toward redemption that you can now share with friends and family no matter where they live. Make the spirit of the season come alive with a memorable holiday experience filled with hope.


Click this link for more information

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Group A/Group B calendar

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