The weekly newsletter for Keene Adventist Elementary School

OUR MISSION: Pursuing the joy of salvation, knowledge, leadership and community.

January 29, 2021

Staff Training February 1 & 2 (No School)

KAES will have a teacher training on February 1 & 2, 2021. This training was scheduled for three days, however due to the snow day that we took, we are needing to start school on Wednesday. Our hope is that we will not have to add days at the end of our year and still meet all required days. If you have already made plans to be away on Feb. 3, please let the school know. We are sorry for this late change to our schedule.
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100th Day of School Celabration

The 100th Day of School is alway a fun to celebrate. This day had a little something for everyone. Some students dressed up as if they were 100 years old, some student came to school with 100 items and some had a 100 items on their head. We can't forget the counting. Students counted to 100 and by 100s while other classes multiplied, divided and factored 100.

Never a dull day (the adventures of classroom pets)

We had some excitement this week. As we arrived at school on Monday in our fourth grade classroom we found an empty hamster cage. Little Marshmallow and Cinnamon our class pets(two domesticated white mice) had decided to go on an exploration. Cinnamon was found quite quickly as he chose to stay around the classroom, however Marshmallow wanted more adventure and so traveled to the school office and created quite the stir. Marshmallow, not wanting to be caught and a little frightened by the flurry of activity that kept following him, decided to seek safety that only a steel fire door can provide. He ran right up into the door and stayed there the rest of the day. By the next morning he had ventured up to the 3rd grade, where he cleared everyone from the room by his mouse like appearance. This did lead to his recapture and Marshmallow and Cinnamon, who have worn out their welcome at KAES have now found new residence in a loving home near by.
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Middle School Outreach

Despite the cold our middle school students spread out across our community this morning to lend a helping hand. They did a great job too. Even though this year we can not connect with people the way we are accustomed to are still making a difference.

Book Drive for our sister school Pohnpei SDA School

Do you have some nice books that your children have outgrown and are not using? If you do, we encourage you to donate them for our sister school in Pohnpei Micronesia. Starting February each classroom will be collecting books for us to send in March.

We are challenging each classroom to collect as many good quality books as possible. To encourage participation, the classroom in each building with the highest ratio of books donated will receive a pizza party.

At the end of February we will box up the donated books and send them to Pohnpei.

I Love KAES Week Feb 15-19

This year for I Love KAES week we want to focus on the community around us. We will still have a creative theme each day (listed below) for our students to participate in, and each room will make cards to share. We will also have our annual I Love KAES poster contest that will be judged on Thursday.


KAES Loves our First Responders

Students dress in (Red, Orange or yellow)

7th and 1st will make Cards for Fire Department

K and 5th will make cards for Police Department


KAES Loves our Pohnpei School

Crazy hair day / dress for the beach

Bring a book for the Pohnpei School

3rd and 8th grade will make cards for pastors



Students dress for sports or favorite sports team

Staff will play with students during assembly

(I love KAES poster competition)


KAES loves our Custodians

Student dress for favorite career

Every classroom makes a special poster for custodians and taped outside the classroom Thursday.

6th and 2nd will make cards for custodians


KAES loves health care providers

Creative Mask Day / Casual dress (each student will be given a white cotten mask to decorate)

PS, PK and 4th grade make cards for health care workers

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Elementary Classrooms Valentines Fundraiser

Our pre-kindergarten classroom is selling Valentine baskets. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Patterson at Displays can be viewed in the office. Deadline to order is Feb. 12.

We have listed the lunch menu for the entire month of January. In addition, you are now able to order ahead of time for the entire month. There is a separate lunch order link available for each week of the month. All weekly links are available on the menu at and each individual week will be shared in the newsletter. It is our hope that this will provide an easier way for you to keep track of lunches purchased.

You can edit your order at any time. If you need to make a change to your order, please do it through the confirmation email you receive from your order. This will help us not to double order for your child.

February 3 - 5 (week 1)

Note: orders must be placed no later than 8:30 am the day of the lunch.

Wednesday - Turkey Sandwiche and Cheese on Nine Grain, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, Mayo,Mustard and House Chips

Thursday - Baked Spaghetti, Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Bread Stick.

Friday - Chiken Tenders with Dipping Sauce, Potato Wedges, Roasted Green Beans.

Important Dates To Remember


Feb. 1&2 - Teacher Training (no school)


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