January 31, 2017 Weekly News
Upcoming Events  
 2/1    Jeans Day
  8:30 am Open House for Rising 5th Grade Parents
  2:00 pm Girls' Red/White Basketball Game
 2/4    9:00 - 11:00 am, Saturday Spotlight - Arts & Crafts in Little School
 2/6    Chorus resumes
 2/7    1:00 pm Admission Open House

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


Click here for our 2017-2018 Calendar-at-a-Glance which details general school dates.


Upcoming Open House: If you have friends or neighbors who have expressed interest in Kent School please extend the invitation. This is a great way to see our students and teachers in action.

Reminder: 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.


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.


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.

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. If you are interested in helping out with this event, please contact Cheryl Hill at cherylhill79@gmail.com.

Save the Date of February 24 for the Sweetheart Dance, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Movie Night:   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

Congratulations to all of our Kudner Leyon Creative Writing Essay Contest finalists with special recognition to our runners up and winner:

Henry S. Gr. 8 - 3rd place
Tessa S. Gr. 7- 2nd place
Julia M. Gr. 6 - 1st place 

Please join us in recognizing a small but loyal group of supporters who have helped make the Kudner Leyon Memorial Endowment possible:  The Robert Fordi Family, The Foundation for Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leyon, The Arthur Kudner Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Pamela Duke and The Chris McClary Family.

Word of the Week
Thanks to a suggestion made by second grade students, our Word of the Week is "Vintage ."

"In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage." John Steinbeck

"I have this vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle jacket. When I put it on, it has this supercool feeling to it." Alicia Keys