Kathleen Elementary School

Welcome to Kathleen Elementary School!

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.

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

Virtual Family Literacy Night, Thursday, Dec. 3rd

Good Afternoon, Cougarnation!

Thank you for a great week of learning and fun at Kathleen Elementary.  This is just a reminder that our Virtual Literacy Night will be held this evening from 5:00 pm to 6:30 p.m.

Our teachers are prepared to welcome to you their class on Zoom at 5:00 sharp.  If you miss your teachers’ first reading, login again at 5:30 p.m. to another non-fiction or fiction read aloud. Teachers will also be sharing tips about how you can support our Cougars at home with their A.R. or classroom books.

After listening to a read aloud from your teacher, please stop by our bus loop for pick up your FREE book from 5:45 pm to 6:30 p.m! Books will be available for grades K to 5. It will be on a first come, first serve basis. Again, you must attend your teacher’s Zoom meeting to receive a book.  Take a picture of your Zoom meeting and bring it with you to the bus loop.

We look forward to “seeing” you this evening!

Go Cougars!

Buenas tardes, Cougarnation!

Gracias por una gran semana de aprendizaje y diversión en Kathleen Elementary. Esto es solo un recordatorio de que nuestra Noche Virtual de Alfabetización se llevará a cabo esta noche de 5:00 p.m. a 6:30 p.m.

Nuestros maestros están preparados para darle la bienvenida a su clase en Zoom a las 5:00 en punto. Si se pierde la primera lectura de sus maestros, inicie sesión nuevamente a las 5:30 pm para otra lectura de no ficción o ficción en voz alta. Los maestros también compartirán consejos sobre cómo puede apoyar a nuestros Cougars en casa con sus libros de AR o de aula.

Después de escuchar una lectura en voz alta de su maestro, por favor pase por nuestro circuito de autobús para recoger su libro GRATIS de 5:45 pm a 6:30 pm. Los libros estarán disponibles para los grados K a 5. Será por orden de llegada. Nuevamente, debes asistir a la reunión de Zoom de tu maestro para recibir un libro. Tome una foto de su reunión de Zoom y llévela al circuito del autobús.

¡Esperamos “verte” esta noche!

¡Vamos, pumas!

December and January Dates to Remember

December 2, 2020 – Virtual PTA Meeting – All Welcome 5:30pm (President Ms. Zapata)
December 3, 2020 – Virtual Reading Literacy Night – 5:00pm – 6:30pm
December 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Winter Break
January 4, 2020 – Teacher Work Day/No Students
January 5, 2020 – Students and Staff Work Day

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!

November Students of the Month

Congratulations to our November Students of the Month! Teachers select an S.O.M. that they feel has met our P.R.I.D.E. expectations (Persevere, Respectful, Integrity, Dependable, Encouraging).  We are proud of you, Cougars!!

Virtual Family Literacy Night, Thursday, Dec. 3rd

Hello families!  Our Virtual Family Literacy Night is scheduled for Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 from 5-6:30 PM.  Parents and/or Guardians:  Please click the following link for the Parent Survey:  Parent Survey for Reading Literacy Night

This will include three separate book reads by your child’s teacher: one at 5 PM, one at 5:30 PM and one at 6:00 PM. You can listen once, twice, or all three times.  We welcome the attention!  This is a virtual way to hear a good story and have an open discussion with comprehension questions to ask to reinforce your child’s reading of their nightly book reads.  The teacher will also give a few web sites for you to go and find great books online for home.

Following Reading literacy night there will be a survey to let us know what you learned and how you enjoyed the virtual literacy night.

¡Hola familias! Tendremos la Noche de Alfabetización Familiar el jueves 3 de diciembre, 2020 de 5 a 6:30 PM EST. Esto incluirá tres lecturas de libros separados por el/la maestro/a de su hijo/a: una a las 5:00 p.m., una a las 5:30 p.m. y otra a las 6:00 p.m. Puede escuchar una, dos o tres veces. ¡Damos la bienvenida a la atención! Esta es una forma virtual de escuchar un buen cuento y tener una discusión abierta con preguntas de comprensión para reforzar la lectura de su hijo/a de los libros que lee en la noche. El/la maestro/a también le dará algunos sitios web para que usted vaya y encuentre excelentes libros en línea para su hogar.
Después de cada lectura habrá una encuesta para hacernos saber lo que aprendió y como disfrutó la noche virtual de alfabetización.
¡Esperamos verlos a todos virtualmente el jueves 3 de diciembre de 5 a 6:30 pm!

KES PTA 2020-21

We are launching 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

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Apply Now for HEAD START 20-21 School Year

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Order Your KES 2019-20 Yearbook Online from TreeRing

Capture your student’s memories in this year’s KES 2019-20 school yearbook.  Click the TreeRing Yearbook link here to get our school code and more information about how to order online and have it delivered to your home.


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