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Jan 15

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom


HCPS TV stopped by Mrs. Adams’ 2nd Grade class for a lesson on research.

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Dec 28

Car Drop off/Pick Up

Now that the weather is getting colder, many of you may choose to bring your child to school in the morning. Please make sure you review our procedures for morning drop off to ensure that the drop off process is safe and efficient for all involved.  

7:20 AM begins the drop off period, and students should not be released from the car until an adult has arrived for duty.

  • Students should exit and enter from the vehicle’s passenger side only.
  • Our car rider area is a “no cell phone” zone.  Please give your full attention to our procedures during drop off and pick up times.
  • Cars should pull up to the designated drop off/pick up area.  Other cars should follow the same procedure so that all designated drop off and pick up areas are being used at the same time.  Fifth grade safety patrol students and school personnel will be available in the car rider area to assist in ensuring that students being dropped off or picked up are safe.  Safety patrol students will not open and close car doors.
  • Parents should take care of all notes, last-minute plans and “fond farewells” before arriving at school and be ready to pull away in the afternoon as soon as possible.
  • If parents have a need to extend their time with their child, they may pull into a space in the parking lot and then walk their child to the door. Children must never be dropped off or picked up in the parking lot and should never walk in the parking lot alone.

If you live within the “bus riding zone” rather than bringing your child to school on inclement weather days, an alternative would be to drive to the bus stop and wait there for the bus. 

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Dec 28

Winter Attire

Please be advised it is an expectation that KES students go outside for recess everyday. Please keep this in mind when your child dresses for the school day. All students should come to school with the appropriate coats, hats, gloves, shoes, etc. to play outside each day. Students are not allowed to stay inside during recess time. If there are specific medical needs, and you are concerned that your child is unable to go outside, then please send in a doctor’s note to our school nurse, Ms. Mlynczak. She will follow up with you and with the classroom teacher regarding the medical need. If you have questions or concerns about this expectation, then please feel free to contact Mr. Buffkin or Mrs. Patterson.

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Dec 28

Winter Break

Kaechele Elementary School’s office and building will be closed for Winter Break from Thursday, Dec. 20 through Wednesday, January 2, 2019. We will be back to normal office and school hours on Thursday, January 3rd, 7:00 AM- 4:00 PM.
Please be aware that during the holiday, it has been encouraged that all KES teachers and staff  “disconnect” and focus on their time with their family. As a result, emails, correspondences, student work, etc. will not be reviewed/answered until our return on Thursday, January 3rd.
Thank you for supporting our school team and allowing us the opportunity to take time to be fully engaged with our families during the holiday break.

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Dec 03

Henrico Christmas Mother

Support our Kaechele SCA: It is hard to believe we are quickly approaching the end of the year 2018, and we are knocking on the door to open up the new year, 2019. There are many special events and activities during this winter season. I hope you will support our school and our community during the week of Dec. 10-14. This year, our SCA is asking for our help in supporting the Henrico Christmas Mother by students donating at least $1 each day. Flyers will be sent home on Tuesday with further details. I hope you will consider supporting this SCA project.

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Dec 03

Thank you for your support!

Blue Star Families shipped 90 boxes to deployed servicemen and women. They took several bags of groceries to Liberation Veteran Services, an organization that helps homeless veterans find jobs and places to live. They took snack items like granola bars to the USO at the airport for soldiers traveling during the holiday season. They took snack items, toothbrushes, and toothpaste to the USO at Fort Lee (which processes new incoming soldiers). They shared candy with the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at McGuire VA Medical Center. Veterans there suffer from major brain trauma. Our contribution has definitely made a difference!!! Thanks again to all coyotes and our KES families!

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Nov 04

KES Book Nook

We are so excited to announce the grand opening of our KES Book Nook! Books in our Book Nook  are free and meant to be read, enjoyed, and shared! Book Nooks grow lifelong readers by providing books to the community and for the community when the library may not be available! We stock our Book Nook with donated books that can be taken for enjoyment and then shared with someone else. You can take a book or leave a book! As you can see our nook is located in the front of our school by the preschool playground. Read, coyotes, read!

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Oct 28

Author Visit

On Friday, November 2nd, Richard and Kathy Verlander (parents to the professional baseball player Justin Verlander) will be visiting KES to talk to students about their newest book The Shelter Gang and Their Secret Adventure. In your child’s Tuesday folder, you should have received a flyer with information about their visit which includes an order form for an autographed copy of their book. If interested, students should return checks payable to Verlanderbook in the envelope attached to the flyer. Please return these envelopes to your child’s teacher by Thursday, November 1st if you would like to order a book for your child.

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Oct 28

Fall Festival News

Our Fall Festival will not be rescheduled for the fall. Therefore, all events and activities like the Teacher/Staff cakewalk, bounce houses, etc. will be postponed and become part of the End of the Year Celebration on Thursday, June 6. More details will be shared at a later date, but all KES families should “save the date.”

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Oct 13

Your Opinion Matters

Our school’s mission is to partner with families in supporting all students. Mrs. Shaia, KES’s school Counselor, would like ideas and suggestions for parent workshops, trainings, etc. Please review the survey link below. We will use this information when making decisions for this school year. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewfQNhr8gOr3UJipGZtwC6CsfoTjOg-xAVmFpQnrvEhj2ZgQ/viewform

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