The PTO will do a kindergarten and New Student Open House and school tours on Wednesday, August 24th from 9:00-10:00 and again from 4:00-5:00.
OPEN HOUSE for grades 1-5 will take place on Thursday, August 25 from 3-5 p.m. It is a "drop-in" opportunity for students to meet their teachers!
If your student did not ride the bus last year (2015-2016), please make sure that you fill out transportation information to put them on a bus list. It will not automatically be assumed they will need a bus. Please come to the office to get the paperwork before August 1st to have them placed.
Each summer we start to worry about our students' summer reading slump. And often, when they come back to school in August we see that summer regression. There has been a staggering amount of research that said on average, by the time students reach the end of middle school, if they have not read during the summer they will have lost a total of 2-years worth of instruction! www.getepic.com is an online reading source for students. This summer, they are offering free access of their online library for kids until July 31st.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the KES PTO. Log onto smile.amazon.com and choose Kensington PTO as your charitable organization.