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Kitty Hawk Elementary School                                      May, 2018

News you can use from the Principal’s Office

 

Hello KHE Parents,

 

We are cranking up the end of the school year and there will be no slowing down.  Here is some news you can use from the Principal’s Office.

 

This coming week, May 7-11, is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  Our Admin Team and PTA are planning some appreciation events to honor our teachers and staff who work hard to help every student be successful.  Parents can assist if they like in the following ways:

 

  • Send in a small token of your appreciation on any day of the week:

    • Monday thank you card

    • Tuesday flowers or plant

    • Wednesday something sweet

    • Thursday something salty

    • Friday gift card or favorite caffeinated beverage

  • On Wednesday, our PTA will host our annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon in the library.  Room parents may coordinate with their teacher to read a story to the class before or after their lunch, providing the teacher a little extra time to enjoy the wonderful luncheon.  Don’t forget our teachers without homerooms.

 

EOG Proctors are needed May 30 and 31.  For more information or to express your interest in helping, please contact our Assistant Principal and Testing Coordinator, Dr. Colvin at colvinli@daretolearn.org.  

 

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for the 2018-19 school year. Please go online to complete registration forms. Our Kindergarten Kick Off was a great success and allowed incoming kindergarten students to meet our teachers, administration, and see the school.  They even met Buster the Bus and saw the inside of a school bus.

 

 

Our first annual Volunteer Thank You Reception was a great success.  Thanks to all our volunteers who help support teaching and learning at KHES.

 

 

Here are your monthly May Reading Connections, and HomeSchool Connect Newsletters.  They are full of helpful tips and activities to support teaching and learning. If you need more ideas, here is link to an archive folder of past Reading Connection and Home School Connect Newsletters.  As always, please give Dr. Florence a call or email at school if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

As a reminder:    

 

 

 

 

After buses unload, the cafeteria entrance will be locked and students and parents arriving from the North Parking Lot (by the water tower) will have to be buzzed in and enter at the Main Entrance.

 

Between 8:00 am and 2:30 pm, parents and community volunteers who enter our building are required to enter the main entrance, sign in, and wear a visitor’s sticker that can be clearly viewed by staff.  These visitors must also exit the same way they entered, at the main entrance.

 

 

Our parking lot is a very busy place during arrival and dismissal.  The drop off/pick up area is two lanes and pedestrian traffic should us the crosswalks.  All other lanes between parked cars are single lanes and are no passing zones.  

 

 

 

Upcoming events that are on our School Calendar

 

 

  • May 9th is Bike/Walk to School Day.  It will run like before, with four rally points and help from local law enforcement.  Stay tuned for more details.

  • May 10 is 5th grade Parent Night @ FFMS 5:00-6:00 pm

  • May 17 5th grade visits FFMS 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • May 21 Field Day

  • May 30-31 End of Grade Assessments for Reading and Math for Grades 3-5

  • June 4 End of Grade Assessment for Science for Grade 5

  • June 7 KI Moving Up Ceremony at 8:30 am, 5th grade graduation at 10:00 am, and 2-5 awards assembly in the afternoon at 1:00 pm.  

  • August 23, Open House for Sixth Grade Students, 10:00 - 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

 

Our National Blue Ribbon Application is being reviewed by readers in Washington DC.  We will hear by late August if we’ve met all the criteria for the award. Here is a link to the second section of our application,  PART IVa - Curriculum and Instruction, Core Curriculum.  This section shares the components of our core curriculum, each subject, its content, learning standards, and how students acquire foundational skills.  The rationale for sharing this with you is to make sure everyone knows about all the great things happening here in Falcon Country, in every corner, on every floor, and in every grade and classroom.  

 

 

We shared our new and updated mission statement in the April Newsletter.  As with any mission statement development, some tweaks are made until we are happy with the final product.  Here is the latest, greatest version.

 

At KHES, we ensure all students become innovative, creative, problem solvers by providing a safe, supportive, and kind environment with a strong commitment to teaching and learning.