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Dear KCS Families, 

 

We had soooo much fun this morning at Friday Morning Meeting (FMM)! Of course, we missed all of you, but it was so nice to have all of the students and staff together in one place celebrating together! Mrs. Roper’s class led everyone in singing the school song. Some of our students are just learning that song, but everyone did great following along. Then, we introduced all classes and staff members. Mrs O announced that we want to bring back morning recess. So, we are going to brainstorm ways to ensure that it can be both safe and fun. Mrs. Roper recognized our 5th grade math team students who had some great finishes this year. Mrs. O’Donnell helped us make rain! If you don’t know how we can make rain at KCS’ FMM, ask your child about it. Also, you should ask them about how we celebrated birthdays at the end. We look forward to welcoming you back to FMM at some point, but for now hopefully this summary helps you to stay informed. We can’t wait until next week’s FMM!

 

Have you recently bought your child their own cell phone? Are you considering buying one in the near future?  Would you like to create a healthy balance of cell phone and tech use for your child?  Dr. Delaney Ruston is a physician and filmmaker who decided to further explore child/teen technology use on both a personal and professional level.  Dr. Ruston's documentary is called Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age and will be shown at KHS on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30. Please click HERE for more information and to watch the trailer. Registration is available, but not required. This is a FREE event sponsored by EFKA.  We hope to see many of our families there!  HERE is a link to further explore the research on children and screen-time use.

 

Field Day: The end of the school year is fast approaching.  All KCS students will be participating in Field Day activities on Wednesday, June 8th (with a rain date of Friday, June 10th).  Volunteers are an integral part of our field day, and we hope to be able to have some volunteers help us on that day. As of May 1st, we are now allowed to have parents visit and volunteer in the school setting. But, we may need to limit the number of parent volunteers who can participate at any given time, since we are not supposed to have group gatherings yet.  If you’re interested in volunteering for field day, please fill out this form by May 31st.  (https://forms.gle/jcrngyCDpoTKqSxq5)  We look forward to welcoming you back to KCS! Thank you for your support!

 

Just a reminder that the Annual District Budget Meeting is next Monday evening, Monday, May 16th at 7 PM, in the Kennebunk Elementary School gymnasium. The meeting will be live-streamed, however, if you plan to join remotely you will not be able to participate in the meeting or vote on the warrant articles. Please find the Annual Report and Warrant Articles (pages 31-34) here for review. Hope to see you all there!  

 

Click here to learn more about your child’s learning in STEM classes.

 

Warm Regards, 

Karen Bubar, Principal

kbubar@rsu21.net

207-967-2121

 


Important Dates to Remember: 

Mon, May 16th - spring NWEA testing begins. Check class newsletters for details

Mon, May 16th - District Budget Vote Meeting (school board of directors meeting) 7pm at KES

Thurs, May 19th - School Board of Directors Meeting - Candidates Night 5-7pm

Fri, May 20th- KCPTA meeting at Kennebunkport Recreation building @ 8:15am

Fri, May 20th- Fun Friday Theme Day - Beach/Ocean Day  - Dress as if you are hangin' at the beach. Think Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, visors, and maybe a little SPF on the nose.  (no bathing suits and please wear appropriate footwear) (click here for info on May Fun Friday Theme Days)

 


Circus smirkus returns to Kennebunkport! Mark your calendars: Aug 9th & 10th at 1:00 & 6:00. Thanks to KCPTA for bringing back the circus! If you're new to KCS, Circus Smirkus is our KCPTA's one fundraiser each year. We have not had circus for a couple of years due to COVID restrictions. The event takes considerable time from all members of our school community. Please, consider helping in some way... whether that's selling tickets ahead of time or helping with parking and taking tickets at the door. It's an all hands on deck type of thing. Also, you will want to see the performance, so plan to attend and see this spectacular show! If you’re unfamiliar with Circus Smirkus and want to learn more, click here

 


In case you missed this info last week…

The district is continuing to monitor the number of COVID cases in our schools and community as we make decisions about our COVID precautionary measures. Starting this week, we are now mixing students across classes inside. That means that we can more freely group students with similar needs across classes for instructional purposes. In addition, we can bring classes together for activities such as book buddies. We are very excited to announce that our beloved Friday Morning Meetings will be returning next week on May 13th! Unfortunately, we will not be able to invite parents into the school for FMM to join us yet. So, it won’t be quite the same without all of you, but we will at least be able to gather all of our students and staff members together as a community. Our teams of teachers are deciding if they want to take their classes on a field trip to KCT this spring, and we’re hoping that we’ll have the bus capacity to make those trips happen. Lastly, we can now invite visitors and volunteers into the school building. We are not yet hosting parent gatherings or groups of parents for events, but we can invite individuals in for read alouds or guest speakers, etc. 

 


New Student Registration-  It's time to start registering new PreK-12 students for Fall of 2022. To get started, complete the RSU 21 New Student Registration Form. https://forms.gle/LkF7jJJq2iigMz617

 


Athletic Complex Project - click here for a website full of information

 


What to do if your child is sick…  click here for guidance specific to COVID. 

For non-COVID illnesses, review this document.

 

If your child will be ABSENT from school, please use this form to report the absence to the school.

Please remember to copy Faye Johnson at fjohnson@rsu21.net with any late arrivals and/or dismissal plan emails. Also, please remember to call the office at 207-967-2121 with any same day changes to arrival or dismissal plans.

 

Click here for important information from the RSU 21 school nurses regarding pooled testing and antigen testing. 

Visit the RSU 21 COVID Dashboard for up-to-date information that is continually revised. 

 


Check out KCS on Twitter... @RSU21_KCS ~ Follow us to see news, updates, and pictures throughout the year. 

DISTRICT MISSION: Developing productive global citizens by building knowledge and character

School Vision: We love to learn together!

Digital Friday Morning Meeting page

 


 

Community Outreach Services - Food 4 Thought Program Information

 

Kennebunkport Public Works Open House

 

 

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Dear KCS Families, 

 

Click here for important information from the RSU 21 school nurses regarding pooled testing and antigen testing. 

 

Circus smirkus returns to Kennebunkport! Mark your calendars: Aug 9th & 10th at 1:00 & 6:00. Thanks to KCPTA for bringing back the circus! If you're new to KCS, Circus Smirkus is our KCPTA's one fundraiser each year. We have not had circus for a couple of years due to COVID restrictions. The event takes considerable time from all members of our school community. Please, consider helping in some way... whether that's selling tickets ahead of time or helping with parking and taking tickets at the door. It's an all hands on deck type of thing. Also, you will want to see the performance, so plan to attend and see this spectacular show! If you’re unfamiliar with Circus Smirkus and want to learn more, click here

 

Warm Regards, 

Karen Bubar, Principal

kbubar@rsu21.net

207-967-2121

 


Important Dates to Remember:

Pooled testing is scheduled for every Monday at KCS -  Our last day of pooled testing will be May 9th.

Mon, May 2nd- School Board of Directors meeting

Wed, May 4th- early release- noon dismissal

Fri, May 6th- Fun Friday Theme Day - PJ Day  (click here for info on May Fun Friday Theme Days)

 


Talented Artist Program for 5th grade students going to MSK next year - click here for information

 


SmartHome Business Challenge

 

Jeff and Cassandra Binette, owners of SmartHome Solutions, are making a $10,000 donation to the Athletic Complex and asking other local businesses to join them in making an investment in the project. Jeff and Cassandra believe in demonstrating their support through their philanthropy, by giving back to the community, youth sports and our current student athletes. They want to ensure we have an Athletic Complex to be proud of, and one that will serve us well for many years to come. Any funds raised will reduce the amount needed in the school budget. Gifts of $1,000 and up will be permanently recognized according to gift size, on a centrally located donor wall within the Complex. Walkway bricks are also available for gifts of $250 and $500. Thank you!

 

If you’d like to make a contribution and demonstrate your support of the Athletic Complex please click HERE 

 

Please click HERE to see our Donor Thank You List

 

 


New Student Registration-  It's time to start registering new PreK-12 students for Fall of 2022. To get started, complete the RSU 21 New Student Registration Form. https://forms.gle/LkF7jJJq2iigMz617

 


Athletic Complex Project - click here for a website full of information

 


What to do if your child is sick…  click here for guidance specific to COVID. 

For non-COVID illnesses, review this document.

 

If your child will be ABSENT from school, please use this form to report the absence to the school.

Please remember to copy Faye Johnson at fjohnson@rsu21.net with any late arrivals and/or dismissal plan emails. Also, please remember to call the office at 207-967-2121 with any same day changes to arrival or dismissal plans.

 

Visit the RSU 21 COVID Dashboard for up-to-date information that is continually revised. 

 


Check out KCS on Twitter... @RSU21_KCS ~ Follow us to see news, updates, and pictures throughout the year. 

DISTRICT MISSION: Developing productive global citizens by building knowledge and character

School Vision: We love to learn together!

Digital Friday Morning Meeting page

 


 

 

Tennis in the Parks flyer

 

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Dear KCS Families, 

 

Happy Spring Break! We hope you enjoy some nice family time over the vacation week. 

 

Click here for news from PE classes at KCS!

 

Warm Regards, 

Karen Bubar, Principal

kbubar@rsu21.net

207-967-2121

 


Important Dates to Remember:

Pooled testing is scheduled for every Monday at KCS 

April 15-22 - Spring vacation - no school

Mon, April 25th - School Board of Directors meeting - second reading of proposed budget

Fri, April 29th- Fun Friday Theme Day - Dream Career/Job Day   (click here for info on April Fun Friday Theme Days)

 


New Student Registration-  It's time to start registering new PreK-12 students for Fall of 2022. To get started, complete the RSU 21 New Student Registration Form. https://forms.gle/LkF7jJJq2iigMz617

 


Athletic Complex Project - click here for a website full of information

 


What to do if your child is sick…  click here for the

Student Illness Reporting and Documentation Requirements Form

 

If your child will be ABSENT from school, please use this form to report the absence to the school.

Please remember to copy Faye Johnson at fjohnson@rsu21.net with any late arrivals and/or dismissal plan emails. Also, please remember to call the office at 207-967-2121 with any same day changes to arrival or dismissal plans.

 

Visit the RSU 21 COVID Dashboard for up-to-date information that is continually revised. 

 


Check out KCS on Twitter... @RSU21_KCS ~ Follow us to see news, updates, and pictures throughout the year. 

DISTRICT MISSION: Developing productive global citizens by building knowledge and character

School Vision: We love to learn together!

Digital Friday Morning Meeting page

 


 

 

Tennis in the Parks flyer

 

 

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Dear KCS Families, 

 

If you have not yet met with your child(ren)’s teacher, please reach out to schedule a conference. We ask teachers to meet with parents prior to the April vacation week, and we aim for 100% participation. Thank you for partnering with us to support your child(ren)’s learning. 

 

The clock is ticking… In case you missed my letter a few weeks ago regarding the placement process for the 2022-23 school year, click here. If you feel the need to share your thoughts about your child’s placement, please  submit them in writing prior to Thursday, April 14th, so that this information can be considered during the process. 

 

Click here for news from Music classes at KCS!

 

Warm Regards, 

Karen Bubar, Principal

kbubar@rsu21.net

207-967-2121

 


Important Dates to Remember:

Pooled testing is scheduled for every Monday at KCS

Thurs, April 14th- placement input from parents is due 

April 15-22 - Spring vacation - no school

Mon, April 25th - School Board of Directors meeting - second reading of proposed budget

Fri, April 29th- Fun Friday Theme Day - Dream Career/Job Day   (click here for info on April Fun Friday Theme Days)

 


New Student Registration-  It's time to start registering new PreK-12 students for Fall of 2022. To get started, complete the RSU 21 New Student Registration Form. https://forms.gle/LkF7jJJq2iigMz617

 


Athletic Complex Project - click here for a website full of information

 


What to do if your child is sick…  click here for the

Student Illness Reporting and Documentation Requirements Form

 

If your child will be ABSENT from school, please use this form to report the absence to the school.

Please remember to copy Faye Johnson at fjohnson@rsu21.net with any late arrivals and/or dismissal plan emails. Also, please remember to call the office at 207-967-2121 with any same day changes to arrival or dismissal plans.

 

Visit the RSU 21 COVID Dashboard for up-to-date information that is continually revised. 

 


Check out KCS on Twitter... @RSU21_KCS ~ Follow us to see news, updates, and pictures throughout the year. 

DISTRICT MISSION: Developing productive global citizens by building knowledge and character

School Vision: We love to learn together!

Digital Friday Morning Meeting page

 


 

River Tree Arts Summer Camps

 

Girl Scouts new member sign up

 

The Little Mermaid performance at MSK