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9/10/21Posted by Elizabeth Sciarratta on 9/10/2021
News for the Kehrs Mill Elementary community: what you need to know!
CHECK IT OFF!
We have such an awesome community! Thank you for donating to the CIO campaign! We are almost at $14,000 in donations that will be used for awesome programming at KME. Please consider donating, if you have not done so already! DONATE HERE
Kindergarten Yard Signs
We have loved seeing our Newest Knights in our building. If you have not already, please return the KME Newest Knights yard sign to the front office ASAP. PTO reuses these signs each year as we welcome each incoming Kindergarten class.
Do you know a Kehrs Mill family who needs some extra love and support? Maybe they are expecting a new baby or maybe they are experiencing the heartbreak of a sick loved one. Our PTO Care Committee can provide some encouragement for those within our amazing Kehrs Mill community. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to provide the name and details and we'll take care of the rest!
KME PTO is looking for volunteers to help learn the ropes of our Talent Show Production! This year's talent show is set for January 22nd, but planning starts now! We will need many day-of volunteers as well as people to shadow our current show runners as we transition to new volunteer committee leaders next year! Send us a note if you want to learn more! email@example.com
We are looking for our next great Treasurer. If you are a numbers person and are interested in helping our PTO with financials please reach out. Learning and shadowing the AMAZING Angela for a year will help get you set up for success in the 22/23 school year! Contact Angela @ firstname.lastname@example.org
HAIR AND CLOTHING HELP ON PICTURE DAY
If you are willing to help with monitoring hair and clothing on school picture day (September 20th), please contact Pat Betty at 636.891.6050. You can help for the full day or just a half-day.
Our dismissal procedures are getting better every day, but we are still making some tweaks as we address problems that arise. Please know that we make these rules for the safety of students and it is imperative that you follow these rules so all of our Kehrs Mill Knights remain safe.
Some reminders that we are still seeing problems with include:
- Please stay in your vehicle! Do not get out to let your child out of the car! We had this same dismissal procedure last year with no parents exiting cars and it worked very well. There is no need to exit your car during arrival or dismissal. Children should be exiting on their own and adult support from staff is there if needed with heavy doors.
- Please turn your engines off when children are walking through the lanes! It is a long walk for some students and it is in the best interest of both teachers and students to not be breathing in car exhaust on their walk.
- Please be mindful of where you are parking if you are parking off-campus to pick up your child(ren). These are neighborhoods are not used to having so much traffic. Safety is the number one priority, so please be safe!!
- Bike riders - please be careful as you are exiting Kehrs Mill property. Many students and parents are walking and bike riders need to be mindful of the pedestrians.
September 10th - Welcome Back BASH!!!! 5:30-8:00
September 21st - Panda Express - Spirit Knight
October 14th - PTO General Assembly Meeting (in person/Zoom)Contact UsPhoto of the Week
KME NewsPosted by Elizabeth Sciarratta on 9/3/2021
News for the Kehrs Mill Elementary community: what you need to know!
Welcome Back Bash!
We are so excited to have the Welcome Back Bash at KME on September 10th. Check out our flyer for important information regarding this very fun community event. Bring your own blankets and feel free to pack a picnic dinner (or partake in Doughboy’s Pizza Truck and Khona Ice. PTO will also be selling water for $1). New this year is the ability to “purchase” a KME experience. 100% of your $30 Experience purchase price will be donated to our annual operating budget. Our Experience table will open at 6:30 and will also include the ability to bid on the following: "Name the Lane," birthday notes on the marquee, and front row seats at 5th Grade Promotion! We can’t wait to have our community gather on September 10th from 5:30-8:00pm.
Check it Off!
Thank you to every family that has contributed to our Check It Off Campaign! We are proud and happy to announce that just 2 weeks into school we are over half way to our check it off goal! The KME Community has raised over $11,000 for our CIO Campaign! Our goal of $20,000 will help us start funding field trips, class experiences and teacher appreciation! Please consider donating if you have not done so already! DONATE HERE
Girls on the Run
Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade girls interested in participating with Girls on the Run!! Families need to register for the fall season by 5pm on September 9, 2021. Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30- 9:00 am at KME. Practices begin September 14. Please use the following link to register: KME Fall 2021 GOTR registration
Any questions can be directed to Andrea Kraus via email at email@example.com or via phone/text at 404-423-0784. Girls on the Run is so much fun!
A Message from our Music Teacher about Special Chorus
My name is Melody Dotson and I am the music teacher at Kehrs Mill Elementary. I am beyond thrilled to be here and to share my love of music with your children! I am also excited to announce the start of the 2021-2022 Kehrs Mill Special Chorus!
Special Chorus is a performance ensemble where students can develop their musical skills and deepen their love of music. This is also an amazing opportunity for students to build memories with their classmates. We will be meeting every Thursday in the music room at 8:00 a.m. Practices will begin Thursday, September 16th. If Special chorus is something your child is interested in, please read and fill out the handbook form and the KM Music Polo Order Form and turn it in before September 13th.
If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking forward to creating beautiful music with our Kehrs Mill students this year! Thank you for supporting your children as they continue their love of music.
Girl Scout Project
Over the summer, Kehrs Mill alumna Rebekah Thompson completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project: a native species garden at Kehrs Mill Elementary!
The garden, which is located by the playground blacktop, includes 5 varieties of native plants that provide food and shelter to many native insects and animals. The garden is to be used as a learning resource to educate scouts, students, and families about the importance of biodiversity and conservation. In addition to the garden, Thompson created a website with activities and information about the plants and animals in the garden. These activities are divided on the website into scout ranks so Girl Scouts can use them to complete their environmental badges. However, these activities can be enjoyed by anyone, and the grade levels corresponding to each scout rank and badge activity are also listed on the website.
The Girl Scouts at Kehrs Mill Elementary have assumed responsibility for caring for the garden, but Thompson says “anyone in the community is welcome to help.” The website includes instructions, sign ups, and schedules to allow people to volunteer to maintain the garden. Thompson says she hopes this garden will be able to fulfill her project goals--increasing knowledge of, concern for, and love of nature--for generations of Knights to come. Watch the video (attached below) to learn more about the garden’s website, or click the link below to explore the site itself. And be sure to visit the Kehrs Mill Native Species Garden--now in bloom!
Website Link: https://sites.google.com/view/
Video Link: https://www.wevideo.com/view/
News from PTO
Additional ways to contribute to the KME PTO annual budget is to assign KME PTO to your Amazon Smile Account. You can also participate in our Spirit Knights! Our first one is coming up…. September 9th at Papa John’s on Clarkson Road. Check out our Spirit Knight Flyer….and use the code SSK004 for online check out. Papa Johns will donate 20% of all orders with the code back to KME PTO!Contact UsPhoto of the Week