Upcoming Campus Events
  • KLSD Holiday Recess. School is not in session December 23 - January 3
  • KLSD ArtsALIVE meeting January 6
  • JJHS PTO meeting January 7
  • JJMS PTO meeting / Principal's Coffee January 7
  • JJMS Chorus Concert January 7
  • Grades 5 - 7 Curriculum Night at JJMS January 8
  • JJMS PTO 8th Grade Conversations January 9
  • Board of Education meeting January 9
Holiday Wishes from Superintendent Andrew Selesnick
Dear KLSD Families,

A two-week break during the school year is rare. I encourage all our families to make the most of it. And making the most of it doesn’t have to mean filling every moment with meaningful activity. Plenty of current research points to the importance of downtime for the body and the brain. 

According to an article in Scientific American some years ago, "The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration—it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done."

Our culture tends to encourage us always to be doing something and to feel guilty if we’re not. But our scientists confirm that doing nothing, at least sometimes, makes us healthier, happier, and more productive in the long run. 

I hope these next two weeks provide everyone some time to do nothing, and the opportunity to do it in the company of friends and loved ones.

I wish all our families happy holidays and a healthy and peaceful New Year.

Sincerely,
Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools
Elementary Students Discover, Enjoy and Experience
First graders at Increase Miller Elementary School learned about the different ways animals survive in cold weather. MORE

Kindergarteners at Meadow Pond Elementary School will never forget that the letters Q and U are always together. MORE

Fourth graders at Katonah Elementary Schoo l entered colonial times for a day. MORE
Sixth Graders Build Rube Goldberg Machines
A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task through a chain reaction.

In Team Intrepid’s case, teacher David Fritsch challenged the sixth graders to use what they had learned about series and parallel circuits to build a machine that turned on one light, turned on two other lights, and turned off one of those lights.  

Students Pitch Ideas that Promote Sustainability
An idea that reduces the excess packaging of online shopping deliveries ... a way to bring energy awareness to students ... a plan that promotes the use of refillable water bottles at John Jay High School.  

These are just some of the ideas that Steven Zoeller’s Principles of Engineering class and the Sustainability Club pitched at the Bedford 2020 Greenlight Award showcase.

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