February 7, 2017 Weekly News
Upcoming Events  

 2/7    1:00 pm Admission Open House
 2/9    8:30 am PTF Meeting
         10:00 am (or immediately following PTF Meeting) Auction Planning
 2/10  6:30 pm Bingo Night
 2/13  12:00 pm Fabulous February Feast

Click  HERE  for our all-school calendar and HERE for a printable February 2017 calendar.


All Financial Assistance Applications must be completed and submitted no later than February 15.  Please visit  http://sss.nais.org/  to begin or complete your PFS. If you have not completed your 2016 1040 forms, you may upload them at a later time. At this time, you should upload your W-2 and 2015 1040 Forms.

Please contact Tricia Cammerzell with questions.


Save the Date . . . April 8, 2017 for:

Help us make this the best event it can be. Join us for a 2017 Auction planning meeting on Thursday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. or immediately following the PTF meeting. Thanks to all who have made a donation to include in our live or silent auction. If you would like to donate an item, please complete our donor form. Questions? Email  Jen Matthews.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesome items that have been donated:
Four Day Hopper Passes to Disney World
Two Ravens Tickets - Your choice of a home game
One Week Stay in historic Williamsburg, VA
A weekend getaway to St. Michael's, MD for Winefest Weekend.
 . . .and much more!


For this round of Explorations, we have a group planning and making a raft for the Chestertown Tea Party Raft Race. Our group will build and participate in the race, but we need your help. Since Kent School is working towards becoming a Maryland Green School, we decided to use recycled materials, specifically plastic bottles or jugs (preferably with lids). If you have any or can start collecting bottles and send them in for us, we would appreciate it. We will begin building in one week, so drink up! Bottles can be delivered to the art room. Thanks so much for your help and support!


Kudner Leyon Visiting Writers Program Update

Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson's new children's book, Everywhere Wonder was released today. We accepted preorders when Matthew and Robbi were on campus for the October Kudner Leyon Visiting Writers program. As a convenient service to our families,you may order a copy through Kent School.  If you would like to order a book please email Brittany Hester


The Student Government is launching a food drive to support the Backpack Program of Kent County.The Backpack Program provides food for students in need on weekends and school vacations when free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches are not available.

Classes will be paired and assigned certain single serving, non-perishable food items.
Grades 8 and 4 - Pop Tarts and granola/breakfast bars
Grades 7 and 3 - individual serving size of soups and cereals
Grades 6 and 2 - pudding and fruit cups
Grades 5 and 1 - juice and milk boxes
K and LS -  Mac and Cheese and Chef Boyardee

Our Goal: Fill the front loader of our Kubota, The reward: A Jeans Day for everyone!
The food drive will end on February 22.


Bingo Night: Bingo Night is coming up on Friday, February 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendar. Bingo packet and pizza pre-order sheets will be coming home this week. It's a fun night for all ages. Bring your friends to this family friendly event. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Click here for an informational flyer and here for a Bingo Order form. If you are interested in helping out with this event, please email ptf@kentschool.org.

Fabulous February Feast: The Fabulous February Feast will be held on Monday, February 13th. This yearly event is a great Kent School tradition. The students and employees will be divided into tables to share lunch. Click here for flyer with menu details. If you are interested in helping out with this event, please contact Cheryl Hill at cherylhill79@gmail.com.

Winter Box Tops Challenge: Is your child performing in the Kent School Talent Show on Friday, March 10th? Wouldn't you like to be in the front row to watch them? If so, now's your chance. The prize for the Winter Box Top Challenge will be front row seating for four families (up to four seats) at the talent show. Send in your Box Tops labeled with your child's name and grade by Tuesday, February 21st. Winners will be announced by Monday, March 6th. Extra collection sheets are available in the school store. Or you can print your own copy by clicking here.

Sweetheart Dance: Get ready to travel to the "city of light" for this year's Sweetheart Dance, An Evening in Paris on Friday, February 24, from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Kent School girls and their "dates" will enjoy a fun-filled evening with music and delicious treats. The 4th and 6th Grade Room Parents hope you will join in this annual event.

Movie Day:   On March 5th, the PTF will be holding an "Afternoon at the Movies" fundraiser with the Westtown movie theater in conjunction with the MOT Film Society. The movie will be Chitty Chitty Bang Bang . The tickets will be $5 each. There will be 11:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. showing. This "truly scrumptious" event is open to the public, so tell your friends and family.

As always, if you have any questions about the Kent School PTF and its programs, please don't hesitate to ask. You can reach us at ptf@kentschool.org.

In Case You Missed it

Fun in Phys. Ed - Smashing bugs has never been this JOYful.

Parents of our middle school students brought stiff competition (and may have left with sore muscles) when they competed against our students at the Parent/Player basketball game. There were only winners this fun-filled evening.

Word of the Week

The word of the week is "Smile." The smiles of your children make every day better. Now you can use your Smile, Amazon Smile, to support the PTF. 
Remember, always start at  smile.amazon.com  and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Kent School. Be sure to scroll down and choose Kent School, Inc. in Chestertown, MD as your designated charity. Smile while you shop!

"We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do"
                    Saint Mother Theresa