Kathleen Elementary School
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Welcome to Kathleen Elementary School!

Hello, Cougarnation!

Please click Principal Anthony’s video (left) to hear our latest announcements.

E-Learner Students Testing on Campus Survey:

Parents/Guardians of E-Learner students,

Please use the following link so that we can get an accurate count of E-Learners who will be returning to campus to test for FSA.  Remember, this is a state mandate that all students test on campus.         Click here for:  E-Learner Response Survey

Upcoming Important Dates to Remember:

April 21st – EARLY RELEASE

April 22nd – Virtual Family Science Night from 5-6:30PM (See more info under Latest News below)

Parent Input Needed for Compact

Parents and Guardians, please CLICK HERE to answer a few questions to help us improve our school compact. The Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that Title I schools jointly develop with parents a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards (section 1116(d)).  We appreciate your input!!

Important Notice!

If your child has been tested for coronavirus, please do not send your child to school until you receive a negative test result. Please notify the school about the situation so that arrangements can be made for your child to participate in online learning. 

If a member of your household has tested positive, please do not send your child to school and call the Florida Department of Health at 863-519-7911 for further direction.  Thank you for your cooperation.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING SITES

POLK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 PCR TESTS
PH:863-519-7912

LET THEM KNOW STUDENT IS A POLK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD STUDENT FOR FASTER APPOINTMENT (TEST RESULTS WITHIN 3-5 DAYS)

LHRS RESPIRATORY CARE CENTER COVID-19 RAPID TESTS
PH:863-687-1133

Click here for info on COVID Screening Guide for Parents

Daily Home Screening Visual Guide

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR:  Masks are required when entering our school. All students, in K-5 will be required to wear a mask and we will practice social distancing, where feasible.  If possible, we are asking you to please send your child with a labeled bottle water daily.

Parents should remember to bring a driver’s license when visiting or checking a student(s). This is a district requirement. The Raptor Security System, located in the main office, is used for all visitors/guest on campus. Please do not check out students after 2:15 p.m. unless it is an extreme emergency.

Latest News

Order Your 2020-2021 KES Yearbook Today!

This school year will surely be one to remember! Capture your student’s memories in this year’s KES 2020-21 yearbook.  Click here to view the flyer with order info, instructions for 2 FREE Custom pages and our school code.

The deadline for orders with 2 FREE Custom pages is April 22nd!  Yearbooks will be shipped to our school approx. 1 week prior to the last day for students. Hurry and order to get your 2 FREE Custom pages before the deadline!


Virtual Family Science Night

Please join us on Thursday, April 22, 2021 for Virtual Science Night.  We look forward to completing a science experiment with you on this night.  Materials will be sent home prior to the night.  The event will run from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM EST.

So, please join us experiencing science on Earth Day!  Please don’t forget to click the link in class dojo to show that you joined us in the fun Science experiment!


KIWANIS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT

The North Lakeland Kiwanis Club will be hosting a golf tournament on April 16, 2021, at the Huntington Hills Golf and Country Club to benefit the Kiwanis Club of North Lakeland Foundation, Inc.  The golf tournament, Birdies, BUGs, and Books will be the clubs primary fundraiser for 2021. The profits generated as a result of this tournament will be used to benefit the greater North Lakeland Community.

North Lakeland Kiwanis is a small club that since its inception, has worked hard to be a positive influence on the North Lakeland community.  They are dedicated to enriching the lives of children in our community through encouragement and support.  With their club’s broad focus on education, and more specifically on  literacy initiatives, they have worked on projects that foster a love of learning and empowerment in every child they serve.  The club will utilize a majority of the funds raised to assist elementary schools in North Lakeland improve student literacy.

Please CLICK HERE for more info and how to become a sponsor!


National Guidance Counselor Week 2021

KES is proud to have such a wonderful Guidance Counselor to celebrate for National Guidance Counselor week.  Thank you, Mr. Tommy Pollock, for the great care and concern you show for all of our students!  National School Counseling Week 2021, “School Counselors: All In for All Students,” is Feb. 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.


What is Celebrate Literacy Week?

Celebrate Literacy Week is a yearly initiative from the Florida Department of Education to encourage children to read, as well as, for parents to read to their children. This year’s Celebrate Literacy Theme is, “Humanity Tells a Story: What’s Your Chapter?”

At KES, we celebrated ALL WEEK. Here are some pictures of our Zoom Guest Reader, Mr. Seth Miller, one of the winners of our door decorating contest, and our students dressed up in a college shirt or dressed up as career or profession that they dream of pursuing–being able to read and write is so important to our children’s future.

Students, Parents, Teachers, and Staff, we thank you for your participation!

#FLCelebratesLiteracy @EducationFL


A.R. Word Count Challenge

KES third through fifth grade students have been participating in an AR word count challenge. It started Nov. 30th, 2020 and ended Jan. 15th, 2021. The challenge was to see which class earned the most words by successfully passing AR quizzes. Mrs. Cannan’s class was the overall winner with 2,270,000 words. WOW!!! And, Ms. Ali’s class won the 3rd grade division with total of 349,852. The winning classes have earned pizzas!! Way to go, Cougars!!


Great American Teach-In

The Great American Teach In was a huge success! Our students asked thoughtful questions and all of our guests were amazing! Even though we could not be face to face, Zoom allowed us to bring some phenomenal people into our school today.
Thanks to all of teachers, students and parents who were flexible and adjusted to this groundbreaking Great American Teach-In at KES!

KES PTA 2020-21

We have launched our KES PTA for 2020-21!

Please fill out a membership form and pay your $5 for local dues. Membership forms are being sent home and emailed to our E-Learning Families.

Our 1st Virtual Charter Meeting was held on October 7, 2020. All members are welcomed to attend the meetings.

We are looking forward to a great year of partnering together to support our KES School Family.  CLICK HERE FOR PTA FLYER WITH MORE INFO


Attention E-Learner Families!

For our E-Learner families:  Do you need a device for the current 20-21 school year?  Please click the link here to let us know if you need a school device, or contact our front office for assistance.  Click here for e-Learner device check-out request


PCPS to Provide Free Meals for On-Campus and eSchool Students

Click here for more information on PCPS Providing Free Meals


Apply Now for HEAD START 20-21 School Year

Click for more info!


Florida Standards Assessment


InSync! Free resource Available!

Free program available in English, Spanish & Haitian Creole for Polk students & families to help with homework, test preparation, and more…

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School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)

School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)

The SPAR (School Public Accountability Report) has been released.  It is available here on our web site, and in the front office in the PIN.  (Parent Involvement Notebook.)   The SPAR can be found on FLDOE’s website. Here is a direct link toKathleen Elementary School’s SPAR Report