Program Presentation Night
Students at Killington Elementary School (KES) have settled into
their back to school routine. This routine and the programs used
for instruction was the focus of discussion at Program
Presentation Night on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Teachers
hosted two 20-minute sessions, with the same information provided
in each. Parents and guardians were encouraged to attend.
Parental involvement is a key element to the success students
experience in school. By attending school events, supporting
homework sessions, reading together and showing a genuine interest
in the education of your child, your child will make greater gains.
Be involved! Let your child know that all of us, parents and
educators, work together as a team in his or her best
Childcare was provided for those parents unable to secure childcare
in the home.
Would your child like to learn to play a musical instrument and
experience the joy and exhilaration that comes from participating
in a band? Music educator, Christine Morton, has begun instrumental
music lessons. Once again, there is no cost for these lessons; the
only cost pertains to the music book and the instrument rental or
purchase. If this is a hardship that prevents your child from
participating, please talk to Mrs. Pepe or Mrs. Pilsmaker.
Please contact Mrs. Morton with any questions pertaining to
Students Avoid Regression
To help students avoid unnecessary regression, KES teachers provide
students with summer skill work. The purpose of this is to help
students maintain skills learned and decrease the amount of recoup
time ordinarily necessary during the first several weeks of school.
Since starting this several years ago, teachers report that summer
skill work is effective. Students return to school after the long
summer vacation with skills intact and with greater confidence.
Thank you to all students who completed their summer homework and
to all parents who helped by supporting this effort.
Teachers Attend Summer School, Too!
KES students are not the only ones doing schoolwork in the summer
months. Teachers spent many days and weeks refreshing their skills,
learning new ideas and methodologies, taking college courses, and
doing curriculum work to aid in their never ending quest to improve
upon the art of teaching. Teachers actively participated in a
curriculum institute, a workshop at Marsh Billings National
Historic Park, a weeklong conference on sustainability at Shelburne
Farms, a Crisis Prevention Intervention Class, and more. Once
again, we began the new school year refreshed and ready to meet our
educational mission at KES: To provide a caring environment with a
strong support system and high academic standards to successfully
educate the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically, and
Welcome Castleton Students
KES welcomes Castleton State College student teacher, Megan Bates,
to Killington Elementary
School's third grade classroom this year. Ms. Bates will work
closely with third grade teacher, Kate Carey, as she learns tools
and strategies to successfully educate children. We also welcome
Castleton State College Inquiry II student, Heather Zaykowski, as
she works in fifth grade with teacher, Allison Naugle, each Monday
and Wednesday. We wish both students well in their journey to
Spartan Race KES Fundraiser
The following announcement was recently made by the KES Parent
Group, the KEEPERS:
On Saturday, Sept. 22, thousands of people will head to Killington
to participate in the Spartan Race, and KES will be there
For students, in between all the obstacle activity, KES kids have
been invited to participate for free in the Junior Spartan Race.
Each child will receive a t-shirt, medal and opportunity to run
this fun-filled junior-sized obstacle course. Check-in with KES
representative is at 11:15 a.m., junior event starts at 12-noon and
will be over by 1 p.m.
For parents, The KEEPERS (the KES parent group) will be hosting
a fundraiser all morning with their very own lemonade stand. They
expect a huge turnout and need parents to sign up for shifts.
Check-in with a KES representative when you arrive for your shift
and be prepared to bring your own energy!