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!

Important Dates to Remember:

Jan. 31, 2020 – WINTER DANCE (3rd-5th grades) 3:00-5:00PM ($1 Free dress)

Feb. 5, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE at 12:15PM

Feb. 13, 2020 – Interim Reports go home with students

Feb. 14, 2020 – NO SCHOOL – Staff Development day

Feb. 17, 2020 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day Holiday

Feb. 20, 2020 – CONFERENCE NIGHT 4:00-7:00PM

Feb. 24, 2020 – 2nd GRADE MUSICAL at 5:30PM

March 11, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE at 12:15PM

March 23-27, 2020 – SPRING BREAK (No school)

Latest News

Family Math Night and TOY/EOY Celebrations

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 2020 was a big day for our Kathleen family! We had an amazing turnout at our Family Math Night, and we also were celebrating our Teacher and Employee of the Year at the RP Funding Center.  Congratulations to Mr. Sell (Teacher of the Year) and Coach Allred (Employee of the Year)!

4th & 5th Grade Music Concert

KES 4th and 5th grade music students performed a wonderful holiday-themed concert, Monday night, Dec. 16th, 2019.  Family and friends were treated to a variety of  songs, and as usual, our awesome students and music teacher, Mr. Sell (aka KES 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year) did a fantastic job!

Gaming Trailer Excitement at KES!

Top AR Top Readers were super excited on Friday, Dec. 13th, 2019 to have reward time on the traveling Tampa Gaming Trailer.  Our top readers were able to play mega video games like Just Dance, Mario Cart, Mindcraft and more.  They also had huge Connect4, Jenga and Corn-Hole outside games, as well.  KES plans on another visit from the gaming trailer later this school year.

Book Reading and Free Books

KES Kindergartners really enjoyed listening to a representative from MIDFLORIDA bank read the book “The Penguin Gets the Hiccups” to them right before leaving for Thanksgiving break.  Each student received a free copy of the book to take home.  Thank you, MIDFLORIDA!!

Red Ribbon Week Celebrations

Officers from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept. were here during Red Ribbon Week to speak to students about saying “No to Drugs”.  Students enjoyed the presentations and learned about internet safety, too.


Tools for School Deliveries

It’s still mighty hot outside, but this week 10News and Publix have been putting teachers and kids throughout the Bay Area in a holiday mood. That’s what hundreds of Tools for School boxes can do.

“Christmas came early!” 10News Anchor Ryan Bass announced as he entered one of our classrooms here at Kathleen Elementary.  “Are you ready for some goodies?”  Our students were so excited to receive the boxes of paper, pens, and markers.

A big THANK YOU shout-out to 10News and Publix for brightening our students day!

KES Book Fair and Open House a Success!

Our September Library Media Center Book Fair and the Title One Open House were both successes!  Parents, students and staff enjoyed shopping for books and loads of miscellaneous items.  Parents were able to visit our classrooms and learn about all the great things going on at KES.   Thank you to everyone for your support!!

2019-20 School Year Off to a Great Start!

KES is off to a great start for the 2019-20 school year!  Students are “falling in line” to this year’s school theme “KES Boot Camp”.  They are already hard at work following school C.H.A.M.P. procedures, competing for the weekly AR trophy (Mrs. Owens 2nd grade class shown here) and checking out books from the Library Media Center.  Way to go, Cougars!  This promises to be another awesome year!!

Elementary Music Showcase

Every year, Polk County School Board Department of Fine Arts puts on the Elementary Music Showcase, where fourth and fifth graders from all over Polk County come together to create an evening of music. Students are selected to perform in the Girls Choir, Boys Choir, Orff Ensemble, or String Ensemble. This year, Kathleen Elementary School sent six students: Omaira Irizarry (Orff Ensemble), Jayla Brown (Girls Choir), Cameron Barnes (Boys Choir), Jovan Chery (Boys Choir), Dontavious Baker (Boys Choir), and Kayleigh Roberts (String Ensemble). These students committed to several after school rehearsals as well as an entire day of working with their group’s clinician to prepare several pieces of music to present on the evening of May 3rd in Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College. They worked hard, represented KES well, demonstrated excellent musicianship, and most importantly, had a wonderful time making music together!

Math Boot Camp at KES

KES 5th grade teachers held a math Boot Camp for our students taking the May 2019 Math FSA test.  The teachers dressed in military fatigues and held a fun, energetic learning experience to boost their students’ confidence levels.  We know our students were pumped and ready to do their best on the Math FSA!  Make us proud, Cougars!!!

Order Your KES 2019-20 Yearbook Online

Capture your students memories in this years KES Yearbook.  Click the TreeRing link here for our school code and more information about how to order.  

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