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Posted by Elizabeth Sciarratta on 9/3/2021

News for the Kehrs Mill Elementary community: what you need to know!

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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 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 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!

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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 Us

Kehrs Mill Elementary School
2650 Kehrs Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone (636) 891-6050

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