2014 Puttin On The Kids Scholarship

Please see below link to access the scholarship application form.

POTK scholarship application

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2013-2014 Calendar

August 8 – Kindergarten Readifest (5-7pm)
August 12 – Grades 1 – 5 Readifest (5-7pm)
August 14 – First Day of School for K- 5
August 28 – First Day of Pre-School
September 2 – Labor Day, Schools Closed
September 10 – Fall Pictures
September 21 – Fall Festival
October 11 – NKEA Day – Schools Closed
October 14 – Professional Development Day #2 – Schools Closed
November 27 – Professional Development Day #3 – Schools Closed
November 28 – Thanksgiving Holiday, Schools Closed
November 29 – Schools Closed
December 23 – January 3 – Winter Break – Schools Closed
January 6 – Students return to school
January 20 – Martin Luther King Day – Schools Closed
February 17 – Presidents’ Day – Schools Closed
March 21 – Professional Development Day #4 – Schools Closed
April 7 – 11 – Spring Break, Schools Closed
April 21 – Schools Closed
May 20 – Primary Election – Schools Closed
May 23 – Last Day of School for Students

*Calendar and subject to change pending  legislation and/or additional statues or requirements.

Five Make-Up Days have built into the calendar.

Snow Make-Up Days to be used after five snow days:
May 27, May 28, May 29, May 30, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 5, June 6

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Kenton Kids at Play; Join the PTA!

Join PTA now and be entered into a drawing for a Play Station Vita!
Who can join PTA?
Membership is open to anyone who wants to make Kenton Elementary even better for the children. We welcome parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors!
Why join the PTA?
Kenton PTA is proud to support and assist the teachers and staff who nurture and educate our children. Your membership gives you a voice and a vote on the many issues and programs sponsored by the PTA throughout the year.
The PTA will sponsor a drawing for ONE (1) PS Vita.
For each person who signs up for a PTA membership, his or her student’s name will be put into the drawing.
If John’s mom, dad, aunt, grandpa and neighbor each join PTA, his name will be put into the drawing 5 times. If John’s siblings attend Kenton, their names will be put into the drawing 5 times, too! However, only one PS Vita will be awarded.
Other Prizes:
• Sign up two or more people and get a HOMEWORK PASS;
• The classroom with the most new memberships will receive a PIZZA PARTY;
• The grade level with the highest percentage of new members wins 15 EXTRA MINUTES OF RECESS.
Contest ends October 3 at 8 a.m. and winners will be announced on the Morning News that day. PTA memberships will still be available throughout the 2013-2014 school year.
Look for the registration form inside your child(ren)’s new school year information packet or at the PTA Readifest booth.
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Eight sure – fire tips for smoother school days

From Scholastic.com

 Start your day the night before.  Prepare snacks and clothes and solidify the next day’s plan at night. Wake up earlier. Give yourself and your child extra time in the morning – even 15 minutes will help. Try using an alarm clock that plays soothing nature sounds or happy music to make wake-up time more fun.

 Send only teacher-approved items to school.  Talk to your child’s teacher about classroom rules before sending in anything. Most teachers do not want children bringing in valuable items or toys that encourage aggressive play, but they likely will encourage a favorite book or photograph.

 Create a special drop-off ritual.  Come up with a loving, memorable way to say goodbye – a kiss on the hand, a secret handshake or a special phrase that you create with your child.

 Set aside after-school downtime.  Some children experience a meltdown at the end of the day. To avoid this, try to build in some time to unwind after school. Allow your child to visit the playground, spend time alone curled up with a book or engage in quiet activities such as painting, building with blocks or solitary imaginative play. Some might benefit from a short nap, too.

 Make dinnertime family time.  Whenever possible, eat together as a family. Kids benefit from spontaneous dinner-table conversations. Ask your child to tell you about his day and share interesting things that happened to you. He or she will feel more grown up when included in the conversation.

 Follow the school’s rules.  Teachers count on families to support the classroom rules and routines – such as sick-child policies, authorized escorts and arriving on time.

 Give your child undivided attention.  Set aside uninterrupted time each day just to be with your child – even if it’s just 20 minutes. Follow his or her lead. You will learn a lot about your child.

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POTK Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Zoe Fuqua and Caitlin Turner!!  They are the 2012-2013 recipients of the Kenton Elementary PTA Puttin’ on the Kids Scholarship!

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PTA Executive Board Election Results 2013-2014

Congratulations and THANK YOU to the following incoming SBDM and PTA Executive Board Members:

Our Parent Representatives for SBDM for the 2013-2014 school year are:

Carol Stewart and Julie Russo

Our PTA Executive Board Members for the 2013-2014 school year are:

1st Vice President:  Bridget Kirk

2nd Vice President:  Jenny Nachazel

3rd Vice President:  Kristen Burkhardt

Secretary:  Amy Martin

Treasurer:  Chris Curry

Standing Board Members:  Kathy Duwel, Rhonda Petty, Brooke Clark & Danielle Bockmon

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Fifth Grade Recognition–May 21

Let’s celebrate our fifth graders as they look back on their time at Kenton and move forward to middle school!  Recognition will be held May 21 at 6:30 pm in the gymnasium.


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