Wed, Apr 18, 2012 08:36 AM
KILLINGTON-KES is enjoying spring recess this week. We look
forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, April
Thank you to our Spring Fling Breakfast workers, food donators,
and all those who joined us for a great community gathering.
Families attended from both our school community and from other
communities, and all expressed appreciation for this event. Besides
being a community social event, the breakfast doubled as a
fundraiser, raising over $600 for the school, via the KES Parent
At the 2012 Talent Show KES students sang, danced, and strummed
their way through the show. Thank you to all of our fabulous
performers for sharing their many talents with us and the wonderful
adult volunteers who assisted them. And thank you to organizers,
Amy Simonds, Lisa Laird, and Melissa Knipes, for bringing this
annual event to us once again.
Students from Woodstock Union Middle and High Schools band and
chorus mesmerized and inspired younger students when they joined us
at KES on April 10. The musicians provided our elementary students
with a glimpse of times to come when they may choose to join band
in the upper grades. Thank you to Jody Henderson, WUHS Band
Director, for bringing his students on tour, and thank you to our
music teacher, Christine Morton, for her help in organizing this
Sixth grader, Kyle Weirether, represented all KES students at the
State Geography Bee in Middlebury on Friday, March 30. Kyle
competed well against middle school students from around the state.
We are proud of you, Kyle!
On Thursday, April 12, students enjoyed a fun-filled day for a
good cause; Jump Rope for Heart. Physical education teacher, Greg
LaBella, planned twenty different events to engage jumpers of all
ages. Students gathered in multi-age groups to take part in the
various events scheduled. Through this event, students raise money
and awareness for the American Heart Association.
Upcoming events this week:
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS-Checkmate, and everyone wins! Pawns,
bishops, knights, kings, and queens move purposefully about the
chess boards as children develop critical thinking skills,
sportsmanship, and more in the KES dining hall each Monday and
Wednesday afternoon. KES alum and present individual aide, Whitney
Willis, fondly recalls Chess Club at KES years ago under the
tutelage of Peter Hike. Today our students are fortunate because
Whitney has chosen to act as their Chess Club advisor. Stop by and
visit KES students as they play chess each Monday and Wednesday
from 3 - 4 p.m.
APRIL 24-Please remember to join us on April 24 at 6 p.m. here at
KES for a special presentation on how to keep our children safe
from violence and abuse. Let's all do our part to keep our kids
healthy, happy, and safe! See you there.
Box Tops for Education
By Sarah Rasmussen, KES Parent Group
Calling all clippers! The KES Parent Group is making a big push to
reach our 1000 Box Tops for Education goal by June 1. It is so
simple and all the KES families can help us reach this goal - every
time you buy something that has the little Box Tops for Education
coupon on it, cut it out, find a little container (or baggie) to
collect the coupons then send them into school with your kids.
There is a school collection box on the table in the KES lobby
(your kids will know where it is.)
Each coupon is worth actual cash and our goal is to have the 1000
coupons by June 1. The money raised goes towards buying things for
KES that aren't in the regular budget. If you have any questions,
please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I can explain the
program further. Get the scissors going and raise money for
Grade 2 news
Each year, Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock makes a special
button to celebrate spring, based on a design from a 2nd grader in
our district. Nina Borzekowski's illustration of a blue horse by a
fence was selected as the spring button this year. The buttons will
be distributed to farm guests the weekend of May 5-6, which is also
the Sheep shearing and Herding with Border Collies event. All
student drawings will be displayed during the 27th Annual
Children's Art Exhibit, May 5-July 4 at the farm's exhibit barn.
Grade 4 Poetry
By Stephen Bianchi
Red is a sunset behind a hill
Red is a campfire bright in the starry night
Red is trees in the fall
I love red and so should all.
The Perfect Day
By Lilly Holding
Sun shining the swooshing of the wind
Waves crashing gently against the beaches
Birds singing sweetly.
The Perfect Day.
No clouds in sight
Green grass, sunglasses, flip flops.
The Perfect Day.