January 10, 2017 Weekly News
Upcoming Events  

1/11    5:30 pm Auction Planning Kick-Off Meeting
1/12    8:30 am PTF Meeting
1/13    8:45 am All-School Assembly Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1/16    School Closed for Martin Luther King Day 

Click HERE  for a printable January calendar and  HERE  for our all-school calendar.
Just a reminder on illness from our Handbook:

Before returning to School, your child should be fever free and vomit free for 24 hours and, if given an antibiotic, have been taking it for 24 hours. In the case of a contagious illness, the School does require a doctor's certificate verifying that the child is in good health and able to return to school.

FROM THE ADMISSION OFFICE

Re-enrollment contracts will be mailed to all current families in late February. We ask that families sign and return contracts no later than March 15. Your compliance with this schedule will allow us the ability to admit new families based on available spaces in certain grades and financial resources to support additional Financial Assistance applications.

FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Join us tomorrow evening at 5:30pm in the library to help us launch plans for our most important fundraising event of the year. Our auction is on April 8 and we will need to support of several volunteers to make this event fun, joyful and successful on behalf of our school and students. RSVP to  Jen Matthews . Cannot attend but want to help? Let us know that, too. There are many duties large and small.

PTF NEWS

PTF Meeting: The next PTF meeting will be next Thursday, January 12 at 8:30am in the upstairs conference room. We hope to see you there. If you are unable to join us, but want to keep up with PTF activities, please email us at ptf@kentschool.org to be added to our email list.

Reminder to change your calendar The dates for Bingo Night and Fabulous February Feast have been changed. They will now be held on Friday, February 10, and Monday, February 13, respectively. Details to come.

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

Geography Bee
On Friday, January 6, ten students participated in the Geography Bee. Congratulations to all who qualified in our School Level Bee.  READ MORE. Special congratulations to our top three finishers: Campbell (1st Place), Flynn (Second Place), Charlie (Third Place)


Hoop Shoot
On Sunday, students from third to eighth grade participated in the Hoop School Competition at Washington College. 

Layla and Kylee finished in first place in their age groups and will move on to the next level of competition while Hayden and Julia M. finished in second place in their age groups.

In the News
What'sUp Eastern Shore Magazine featured Pam Deringer in their 2017 "Teachers to Watch" issue. Here is the  LINK  to the article. Thanks to Pam for all she does to support our students.


Wisdom
Our "Word of the Week" is wisdom. Thanks to First Grade for their suggestions.

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

Confucius


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