Spirit Night with the Hornets
KES SPIRIT NIGHT
Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards
Friday, February 22nd at 7 pm
Calling all Hornets fans!!!! Ticket sales are now open for our Yearly KES Spirit Night with the Charlotte Hornets! Join us for a fun evening watching the Hornets play against the Wizards. Everyone who purchases tickets from the below link will receive a complimentary Hornets T-Shirt and exclusive access to a few Fan Experiences!!! It’s bound to be a memorable evening!
Family and friends are welcome!Click link to order tickets by Wednesday, 2/20
Spring Book Fair
St. Pattys Family Fun Night
Our annual St Patty's Family Fun Night event is coming up and we need YOUR help!! We are working hard behind the scenes securing awesome baskets for this event, but we are bringing back one thing the kids love...grade level baskets!! This means each grade has been given a theme and a suggested list of items to be donated.
All items need to be sent into school with your child by Feb 22nd. Any questions, let us know!!
This Week at the Castle:
Registration for the Spring After School Enrichment Program ends This Thursday, 2/21
Registration and payment will be handled directly by the businesses that are offering the programs, so please do not send any payments to school, as they will be returned to you. Also, please do not wait to register, as space is limited in each program and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This program runs for 8 weeks and will be held on the following Wednesdays:
February 27 March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 10, 17 May 1
The classes begin right after school from 2:15 pm to approximately 3:15 pm, after which the children are brought to either after-care or the front of the school for dismissal. Please remember to give your child(ren) an extra snack on these days, as they will have snack at the beginning of their class.
If you have any questions or suggestions on programs you would like to see at Kensington, or you would like to be involved with this initiative, please feel free to contact us at KensingtonPTO@gmail.com.
KES Spirit Night with the Charlotte Hornets is This Friday, 2/22
There are only 52 tickets left for our Spirit Night with the Hornets.
The first 40 kiddos that purchase tickets will participate in a memorable fan experience! They will be able to high-five the Hornets or Wizards as they come out of their tunnels at the beginning on the 3rd period!
Next Week at the Castle:
Lunch Monitor Sign Up
Every other week at KES we ask for parent volunteers to help watch the kiddos during lunch periods so the teachers can have a break and/or extra planning time. We need 10 parents each day during these days to help.
If you sign up, PLEASE show up. We are counting on you to be there!
Lunch Monitor Sign Up
Tuesday, 2/26, is Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A
Don’t feel like cooking? We have you covered! Come and join us at Chick-Fil-A in Wesley Chapel this Tuesday. Please let your cashier know you are with KES, so that your order will count towards their donation back to our school!
Want to help us raise even more money? Download the Chick-Fil-A One app on your phone and place an order through the app. You can pick up curbside, inside or at the drive thru. And the best part is that our school will earn an additional 5% from all mobile orders!
Make sure you have your camera ready because the Chick-Fil-A Cow will be making appearances at our Spirit Night! See you there!
Last Day to Purchase Yearbooks On-line is Thursday, 2/28
Thursday, 2/28 is the last day you can purchase the yearbook on-line. The price is currently $45.
Spirit Fun Day is Friday, 3/1
Dr Seuss’s birthday is Saturday 3/2, but we are going to celebrate on Friday by dressing like our favorite Dr. Seuss Characters. Send your child to school as the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 or 2, the Lorax, or any of the many other beloved Dr Seuss characters!
The next KES Movie Day is Saturday, 3/2
Our Feature Presentation is “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
The KES PTO has partnered with Stone Theaters – RedStone 14 in Indian Land to provide you with discounted tickets to see some of the best family movies this year!
Friends and family welcome!
Movie begins at 10 am.
All tickets are $10 and include admission, popcorn and a drink.
Buy your tickets before they sell out!
Please click here to purchase tickets.
Mark your calendars for Friday, 3/15 for one of KES’s biggest events of the year, our St. Patrick’s Family Fun Night! There will be food, there will be Bingo, there will be the Book Fair and there will be RAFFLE BASKETS. Yes, we have brought back the raffle baskets component of this event!
We are working hard behind the scenes securing awesome baskets for this event, but we are bringing back one thing the kids love...grade level baskets!! This means each grade has been given a theme and a suggested list of items to be donated.
All items need to be sent into school with your child by Feb 22nd.
We are looking for baskets or nice containers to make our baskets. If you have any that you no longer need, please drop them off at the front office!
Please contact our St. Patrick’s Family Fun Night Chairperson, Sherilyn Moran, at email@example.com to find out more on how you can help!
Our 2nd Box Top Contest ended on Friday, 2/15
Our 2nd Box Top Contest has ended and we are still counting and tallying how many we received! Please continue to cut those box tops out and send them in a zip-lock baggie with your child’s teacher’s name on it.
The top classes in each grade will win a popcorn and movie party and the top class overall will also win Spirit Sticks to proudly display on their back packs!
PTO Golf Outing is on Thursday, May 2nd
We have booked our golf outing and are planning a great afternoon for everyone! More details to follow.
We Want Your Old Dried-Up Markers
Please continue to send in those old markers for Kindergarten’s math lessons and our recycling initiative!!!
Odyssey of the Mind is collecting Candy Wrappers
Please send in any candy wrappers in a zip lock bag with your child. Odyssey of the Minds will be collecting them all year long!
Let’s get Xcel 2 Fitness back at Kensington!
We want to get X2F back at our school: We need 2 coaches!
We are hoping to bring Xcel 2 Fitness program back to our School this spring for 3-5 grade boys! Xcel 2 Fitness is an after-school youth development program designed to empower 3rd-5th grade boys to overcome their obstacles and chase their dreams by teaching the importance of reaching for their passion, building a team of support around them, and developing the grit to overcome their obstacles. The program engages participants in functional fitness games and challenges designed to build confidence no matter what their skill or ability level, all within an encouraging, team-based atmosphere. And the season leads up to an ending Dream Chaser Challenge team-based obstacle course race! - X2F empowering Dream Chasers
We are looking for 2 passionate people willing to help lead this scripted, easy to follow program 2 days a week after school for 1 hour! Below are more details about coaching. And if you want to check out more info on this organization go to X2F.org
Deadline to confirm coaches: March 8
Registration: March 18- March 29
Season: April 1- May 18 (accounting for spring break April 19-26)
Dream Chaser Challenge Obstacle course: May 18
Be an X2F Coach!
HOW: X2F provides everything needed including a scripted curriculum, supplies, and even video demonstration to make it very easy to run.
WHO: Male or Female – Parent, school staff member, PTA/PTO member, community volunteer approved through UCPS.
WHY: We want to build confidence and empower boys to chase their greatness and be dream chasers.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: A 6-week season that meets 2 times a week for 1 hour directly after school for 3-5 grade boys. These 2 days will be determined to convenience the coaches. Help pump the boys up throughout the season through the curriculum as they build toward the Dream Chaser Challenge Obstacle Course race with all schools participating in the area.
If you're interested please contact....
Stephen Vaughn at stephenvaughn@X2F.org
Let's do this and help empower more of our boys to be Dream Chasers!
Save the Dates:
February 22nd - KES Spirit Night at the Charlotte Hornets
March 15th – St Patrick’s Family Fun Night
April 3rd & 4th – Field Days
April 7th – KES Spirit Day at the Charlotte Knights
May 2nd – Golf Outing
June 1st – End of School Celebration
Please use the below links when making purchases from these sites:
Sign up for Amazonsmile using our PTO’s unique link:
You can also research under charitable organization and select Kensington PTO. The best part??? You are still able to use all of your Amazon Prime benefits! 0.5%-3% will go back to the PTO on qualifying purchases.
Shutterfly fits so many of your photo and gifting needs! 13% of purchases made through our school’s link will be donated back to the PTO. All coupons and offers can be used too!! Please use the link below to begin your purchase.
Thank you to our wonderful Volunteers!
Sweet Treats for the KES Teachers & Staff
A BIG Thank You to Sherilyn Moran for organizing this wonderful appreciation event for our teachers and staff! Many thanks to everyone who bought or baked delicious treats for our amazing teachers and staff. You made their Valentine’s Day by showering them with love and appreciation!
Thank you to Melanie Gomez and the Fifth Grade Committee for putting together and delivering all of this year’s Valentine Grams! And thank you to everyone who purchased a Valentine Gram. We brought in sales of over $1400 that will be split between the PTO and Fifth Grade Committee.
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