February 14, 2017 Weekly News
Upcoming Events  

 2/14 - Happy Valentine's Day and Happy 100th Day of School
 2/15 - Jeans Day for Fourth Grade (Bingo Prize Winners)
 2/17 - Jeans Day for Everyone
          8:45 am All-School Assembly
         11:00 am Little School Under The Sea Program
         11:50 am Dismissal for all students
         12:30 pm Employee Professional Development
2/20 - School Closed for Presidents Day
2/21 - Lacrosse Practice begins
2/22 - SGA Food Drive Ends (see below)
2/24 - 6:00 pm Sweetheart Dance
2/25 - 9:00 am Saturday Stories and Songs for Children 6 & Under

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


The deadline for submitting financial aid forms is tomorrow, 2/15. 
Please email  Tricia Cammerzell with questions.

Kent School is very excited to announce a new partnership with the YMCA of Chesapeake that will bring a full slate of summer programs to our campus beginning in mid-June and running through the end of August. Camps will be offered for children ages 3 to 16 and will include a wide variety of wonderful themes and opportunities. We are putting finishing touches on the camp guide and exact schedule. Keep an eye on your mailbox for the YMCA Summer Camp Guide.

Save those plastic bottles and caps so our students can build the mighty SS Osprey.



The Student Government has launched 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.

Winter Box Tops Challenge:
Just a couple of weeks are left to win the prize for the Winter Box Top Challenge. The prize is front row seating for the top 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.

Bingo Night: A big thank you to all of the families who joined us for last Friday's Bingo Night. We raised over $1000 for the Kent School PTF and its programs. Also, thanks to the volunteers who helped make this a fun family event. We couldn't do it without you.

Fabulous February Feast: Thank you to the Special Events Committee and its volunteers for a wonderful Fabulous February Feast. All of the kids and staff had a great time.

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 11am and 2:15pm showing. This "truly scrumptious" event is open to the public, so tell your friends and family. See the flyer for more details. You can order your tickets ahead of time at https://www.westownmovies.com/chitty-chitty-bang-bang.

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. . .

With the launch of the latest Explorations term in Middle School, Kent School News has returned. Click the link to watch the first edition from the new term.

Lower School Celebrated the 100th Day of School on Valentine's Day!
Students brought in and presented their 100 Days Collection. View photos more PHOTOS

Kent School Writes
Read the latest from  Kent School Writes, a blog by "those who teach and learn at Kent School."  The Power of a Strong Sentence.

Special Events
Thanks to many volunteers, there have been some wonderful special events at school recently.

View photos from Bingo Night and the Fabulous February Feast.

Word of the Week

The word of the week is "Respect" as suggested by the Seventh Grade and in celebration of Black History Month.

Students have been engaging in some wonderful activities in celebration of Black History Month. 

Fourth Grade is reading Freedom Train,  The Story of Harriet Tubman, as our their class novel. 
First Grade will  study the life & impact of Ruby Bridges in 1st grade and what it means to be brave and the "right" way to stand up for what is "right"...
Second Grade and Sixth Grade used their reading partner sessions to collaborate in groups and  read about a famous African American. Groups shared what they learned with other groups.

"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you 
respect me as a human being."
       Jackie Robinson

"If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die."
       Maya Angelou