Kathleen Elementary School

Welcome to Kathleen Elementary School!

Our School Vision: Kathleen Elementary will take a collaborative approach with all school community members to ensure every child performs to their full potential. Cougars will act with integrity and push for excellence in teaching and learning!

Latest News

Free NOVEMBER Parent Activities from Title One

Click Here for info on Title One’s Parent & Family Resource Center offerings for the month of November.

November Happenings


Nov. 8th – Reading Night 5:00-6:30 pm

Nov. 12th – NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day

Nov. 15th – Thanksgiving Feast in our Cafeteria – Click here for form (due by Nov. 6th) and info to join us!

Nov. 19th-23rd – THANKSGIVING BREAK (No School)

Cougar Dash Fun Run Held Oct. 31st

The Cougar Dash Fun Run was a big success!  Students, parents and staff enjoyed their time during Specials with Coach Jennings.  Many dressed as Super Heroes and Book Characters.  The costumes were great!  Some awesome prizes were awarded, and the top class is getting a Pizza Party!!  All proceeds are going towards new school P.E. Equipment.

5% Off on Yearbook Orders thru Nov. 30th

Capture your memories in this year’s KES Yearbook.  TreeRing is offering a 5% discount on yearbook orders thru Nov. 30th, 2018.  Click the TreeRing link here for more information and our school code for ordering, if interested.

Congratulations, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. McArthur!

Congratulations to KES Teacher of the Year nominee, Mrs. Kristie Taylor and School-Related Employee of the Year nominee, Mrs. Jennifer McArthur!!  Mrs. Taylor (pictured on left) is our awesome KES Media Specialist, and a big encouragement for students to Read, Read, Read!  Mrs. McArthur (pictured on right) is our front office secretary who greets everyone with a big smile every day!  Both are always so helpful to students, parents and staff.  We appreciate, and congratulate you!!

Red Cape Winners

Congratulations to all of our ISIP Reading Proficiency Red Cape Winners!! Great job!!  (Pictured here: Mrs. Owen’s 2nd grade class winners) 

Perfect Attendance Bike Give-Away

Mr. Joe Fisher of Horace Mann Insurance presented Mrs. Lewis with two new bikes to be given away in a December drawing to one lucky boy and girl for having perfect attendance this semester.  Two more bikes will be delivered for the 2nd semester, as well.  Thank you, Mr. Joe!!

Tampa Bay Lightning Street Team Visits KES

Students got a visit from several members of the Tampa Bay Lightning Street Hockey team in May of 2018.  The group included Jassen Cullimore, a member of the 2004 Lightning Stanley Cup winning team.  The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders attending the sessions each took home a hockey stick and ball to practice the skills they were taught during this visit.  Proper use of the equipment was stressed.  Students also received an autographed picture and ticket for next year’s regular season game.  Thank you, Tampa Bay Lightning Street Hockey team!!!

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…


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