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Announcements

 

September 2, 2014

 

KMS Treble Choir

Auditions for the KMS Treble Choir will be held on September 3-5. All 7th and 8th grade girls are eligible to audition.  Auditions will be held immediately before and after school as well as during 7th grade lunch.  Sign-ups for auditions are posted outside of F105. Please see Mrs. Mancuso with any questions.

 

 

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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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KMS Sports

Remember that if you are playing a sport in the fall you MUST have a physical done and turned into the school before participating in try-outs.  Tryouts will begin for sports in the next week.

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KMS Volleyball

Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in playing volleyball this season:

Try-outs will be held from Tuesday (9/2) through Friday (9/5).  You first must have all paperwork completed and turned in to Nurse Shannon.  You may not try-out without completed paperwork turned in.  You must also attend all 4 days of try-outs next week, Tuesday through Friday.  Please come dressed to exercise and play and bring a filled, closed-top water bottle.  No knee pads or special equipment is necessary.  Pick up is at 4:30 each day.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Colgan in Room B108 or Coach Uster in Room A004.

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KMS Field Hockey

Attention all 7th and 8th graders interested in playing field hockey this year.  Tryouts will be on Tuesday (9/2), Wednesday (9/3), and Thursday (9/4)of next week.  You must have a physical turned in to the nurse in order to try out.

We will meet in front of the building on the steps. Try-outs and practices will end at 4:30.

See you there. 

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KMS Cross Country

Practice will officially begin on September 3rd and once practices begin they will end at 4:30.

 

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KMS Boys Soccer

(8/29 --- please note date change for try-outs)

7th and 8th grade BOYS soccer try-outs will be held on Sept 3, 4, and 5.  BEFORE any boy may try-out, they MUST submit a physical done after June 1, 2014 to the KMS School Nurse, along with the completed athletic packet (the packet is on the KMS webpage under Athletics).  Try-outs and practices will end at 4:30.

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KMS Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer Tryouts begin Wednesday, September 3rd and will go until Friday, September 5th.  Any 7th or 8th grade girl planning on trying out for soccer needs to make sure they have their physical on file with the nurse.  Please see Coach Gottstein or Coach Saikin with any questions. Try-outs and practices will end at 4:30.

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KMS Cheer

 

 Any 7th or 8th grade girl planning on trying out for Cheerleading needs to make sure they have their physical on file with the nurse. Try-outs will be held on Monday, 9/8 through Thursday, 9/11.  Pick up at 4:30.



   

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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  Kennett Apparel

You may now purchase Kennett apparel from Kelly Sports via the KMS Athletics webpage.  The KMS Main Office has a limited supply and selection of some of the items being sold.  Please stop by the office or check out the selection on the KMS Athletics page.



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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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2014-2015 School Calendar

Next year’s school calendar dates are posted on the KCSD Home page.

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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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