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We believe that we are an outstanding middle school because we provide a safe, well organized environment, where adults know, like, and understand adolescents.

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Announcements

 

November 2014

Parent Teacher Conferences

Reminder:  Monday, 11/24, Tuesday, 11/25 and Wednesday, 11/26 KMS students will be dismissed at 11:30am for Parent Teacher Conferences.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all students who signed up to help with Parent Teacher conferences. Please stop by the Guidance Office at some point today to pick up a reminder slip. See any one of the Counselors with questions.

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KMS Toys For Tots

Please help support the efforts of Kennett Area Community Service (http://chescotimes.com/?p=8145) by contributing to the KMS Toys for Tots box.   The Toys for Tots box will be located in the Kennett Middle School MAIN office beginning the week of November 24 and remaining until mid December.  Please help make the holiday a little happier for someone less fortunate by donating a new, unwrapped toy. 

 

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KMS Yearbook Orders

Reminder…if you haven’t turned in your yearbook order, please do so as soon as possible.  Don’t miss out on your chance to own a copy of the 2015 Kennett Middle School Yearbook!

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KMS Baseball

Attention 7th grade baseball players.  Coach James has dropped off additional information packets in the rack outside the main office. 

If you did not receive a packet when Coach James was here, please pick one up from the rack today.

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KMS Boys Basketball

7th grade Open Gym is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Main Gym at KMS.

 Try-Outs are scheduled for Monday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 2 for both 7th and 8th grade boys basketball from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at KMS in the main gym.


 If you have any questions, please see Mr. Reggio. 

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PAL

Help a middle school student reach his or her full potential!  KMS is looking for parents to volunteer for our PAL (Parent Assisted Learning) program.  Use just some of your free time during the school day to tutor a student and make a difference in his or her life.  For information or to volunteer, contact Kori Stoudemire at 610-268-5877.

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  Citadel Heart of Learning Award:
Citadel and Chester Country Intermediate Unit are pleased to announce that the nomination period for the 2015 Citadel Heart of Learning Award is open until December 31, 2014.

Since the Award's inception, thousands of teachers have been nominated, hundreds of teachers have been named finalists, and to date 39 have been named winners at the annual awards banquet.

The 2014 Citadel Heart of Learning Award winner in the Middle School category was our own Phil Reggio.

The nominations speak volumes about the significant impact teachers have in our community.  The Citadel Heart of Learning Award Committee would enjoy the opportunity to formally recognize and reward the efforts, hard work and dedication of at least one teacher who has touched the life of your student.

There are nomination forms at KMS, or you may also submit nominations online at CitadelHeartofLearning.com.

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TI Calculators

This is to any student that purchases a Texas Instrument calculator this year:

Please save the “TI points” that come in the packaging and turn in to your math teacher. We can use the points to earn technology for the school.

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GNC SCHOLASTIC PARTNERSHIP WITH KCSD

 

GNC prides itself on being the leader in sports nutrition. We strive to provide an experience that will always exceed customer expectations. Through a partnership with your school community, we hope to offer great customer experiences, exceptional values, and vast selections of health products for your faculty and students.  The first full weekend of each month, Kennett Square GNC Franchise Operator, Bobby Rosen will offer faculty, students, and students parents a 20% retail discount for ALL in-store products. In addition to this savings for faculty and students, the store will be donating 10% of all student, faculty, and parent sales during this event back to Kennett Consolidated School District.   For more info, contact Bobby Rosen at rrosengnc@yahoo.com

 

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Reminder:  KMS dances are for KMS STUDENTS ONLY. 

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Giant School Rewards

Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus and choose "Designate Your School" from the A+ menu to register your card online. Then, each time you shop at Giant between October 7th - March 30th with your BonusCard, you will earn CASH for Kennett Middle! You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt. Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the Giant website. KMS will receive a check at the end of the program.

Taking just a minute of your time to register your Card can make a huge difference to our school. We need your support! Please be sure to register Kennett Middle School using ID # 06473 at www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus . Also, don't forget to encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. It could mean the world to our children!


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KMS Sports

PAY TO PLAY:  

Once your student-athlete has made a KMS team, his/her coach will provide the Pay to Play information ($30/sport).  This fee must be paid before your student is able to participate in practices/games.  Additionally, the PIAA is mandating students and parents read and sign a Sudden Cardiac Arrest information sheet. This form will be provided to your student athlete by their coach and the signed form MUST be returned to your coach.


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Box Tops for Education

Just a reminder that KMS is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Please bring your Box Tops to the Main Office.  This program helps support the KMS Math Carnival and the KMS Musical. Thank you.
 

Bus Passes

This is a reminder that due to the number of students assigned to each bus, the school is not able to grant bus passes.  This policy has been posted on our webpage for the past few years. In the event of extenuating circumstances, parents are requested to call transportation to arrange for their child’s permission to ride another bus.  The KCSD transportation department’s number is 610-444-6618.


Latex and Nut Allergies

Due to students with allergies to latex, latex balloons, gloves or other latex items are not permitted at Kennett Middle School. Due to food allergies, do not send items containing any type of nuts or peanut butter when sending snacks for a classroom, sports, dance or other events at KMS.


Message from the KMS Nurse

Sick Child - If your child needs to go home from school due to illness, you will be contacted directly by the school nurse.  If you receive a call or text from your child stating they are sick and need to be picked up from school, please contact the school nurse at 610 268 5874


Mr. Carr’s Corner…

Success
BESSIE STANLEY
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.


Absence, Early Dismissal, Late Arrival procedures

The following is the procedure for absences, early dismissals and late arrivals at KMS.

Absences
If your child is absent on a given day, please call the school, (610) 268 5878, to notify us. Additionally, a note MUST be sent in upon your child’s return to school; without the note, your child’s absence will be considered unexcused.

Early Dismissals
If you know you will be picking your child up during school hours, please send a note in with your child on that day stating the time they are to be dismissed from class. The school will issue your child a pass to come to the office at that time. You must come into the Main Office to sign your child out.

Late Arrivals - In the event your child will be late to school, your child MUST sign in with the Attendance Secretary, located in the Guidance Office.  Please send your child in with a note stating the reason for their tardiness. Pick ups AFTER the school day - If you choose to pick your child up after the school day, the arrangement is between you and your child.  KMS does not need a note for after school pick ups.

For more details on the above items, please refer to the Student Handbook that was sent home with your child.


Pinnacle Access Information

You may access information regarding Pinnacle Parent access on the KCSD home website, in the "For Parents" section. If you have a technical question, including questions on your log in: please send an email to iss@kcsd.org

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