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KES Newsletter September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

Dear KES Families,

Happy Friday! I hope you are all well today. We had a really nice start to the day today as twenty four members of the Peer Helpers club from KHS participated welcoming students as they arrived this morning at KES. Along with our regular duty staff, the Peer Helpers joined us in greeting students as they climbed out of cars, and streamed off our buses, helping everyone at KES to “Start With Hello”. In addition to “Start With Hello” the Peer Helpers host many great events across our district. I think one of the nicest things they do is make a commitment to refrain from participating in negative talk about their peers or their teachers. As always, some of our little ones were shy, and others collected as many fist bumps between the curb and the front door as possible. 

While I am talking about morning drop-off, I just want to thank our parents for helping make the process go so smoothly. One of the things we ask is that cars pull up as far as they can towards the Stop sign, so we can unload as many cars as possible at one time. Having said that, if you find you are one of only three or four vehicles pulling in at the same time, which is sometimes the case as Drop Off is beginning or ending, then it is fine to just stop nearest the front doors. There is no need to make everyone walk all the way to the end of the sidewalk, once we are down to a handful of cars.

Thank you to all who are using our KES Absence Reporting Form to let us know when your student will be out for any reason. It makes a huge difference to our nurse and office staff and we appreciate your support with this.

I lament that we had to postpone the KEPTA Ice Cream Social, but given the rain that we had, it was clearly the right decision to make. We look forward to the rain date for that event which is this coming Thursday afternoon from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Fairy Garden.

And finally, just a reminder that the start of a new year is a great time to set goals for improving student attendance. Student attendance is one of the biggest factors related to student achievement that parents can influence. I will continue to share reminders throughout the year but if you are having trouble getting your child to come to school, please reach out to me for help. We are happy to support parents who are looking for strategies. Remember, they say eighty percent of life is about showing up… so let us know how we can help!

Have a great weekend! 

Yours in Education,
Mr. Quinn