December 10, 2021
Dear KES Families,
I hope you are well. The recent snow has certainly created some excitement here at KES, and anticipation of the coming holiday. And in the spirit of the season, you still have time to make a difference for other KES and Kennebunk families! Please help us support local families who are experiencing food insecurity at this time in our community. KES is proudly serving as a drop-off location for the current local Food Drive, sponsored by Community Outreach Services, Habitat for Humanity, and the Heritage Housing Trust. Our collection box is in the KES Vestibule, so you won't even have to sign-in to donate. Donations will be accepted at this location any time between now through December 22nd, the last day of school heading into Winter Break. Please see this link for information concerning high-need items as well as information on other drop off locations that will be available until December 31st. This is a wonderful time of year for most of us, so thank you for thinking of those who may be struggling this holiday season.
Meanwhile, as a follow up to our Newsletter last week, the Adopt-A-Tree event held by Lucky Pup Rescue raised, with the help of our second graders, approximately $11,000.00 to continue their great work of fostering and finding forever homes for many more dogs in our community. Thank you to all of the families who donated supplies, to the families who went and purchased raffle tickets, and especially to the second graders for their hard work and creativity!
Our School Counselors, Ms.Wright and Mr. Muir, would like to share their November Counselor’s Newsletter. Here is the link that includes great resources, as well as a review of skills and lessons that have been part of the school counseling program at KES in recent weeks.
I am also sharing a link to a newsletter from our Allied Arts teachers letting you know what is happening in Art, Music, STEM, Spanish, Physical Education and Library here at KES. In this strange time when we cannot have parents in the building, these newsletters, as well as the weekly communication from the classroom teachers, provide a window into your child's daily school experience here at KES.
And finally we want you to know that we believe you are the most important thing in your child’s life, and we want to ensure that you have the opportunity to shape their school experience.
We’re asking that you participate in our 5-minute survey that will help our school improve our communication, academic programming, and overall experience for you and your child.
Click here or scan the QR Code below to complete the survey by December 17th.
The family survey is designed to help us understand your experiences with our school and gain insight on how we can engage with you more effectively. We promise that responses will be anonymous and only used to inform future family engagement strategies. Families should only complete one survey per student. If you have children at more than one school, please complete the survey for each school at which you have a child. If you have multiple children at one school, answer the questions with your eldest child in mind.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 985-4402. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your feedback. We value your input and look forward to working with you to ensure a great learning experience for your child. Thank you for your ongoing support, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Yours in Education,