Welcome to Kathleen Elementary School!
Please click Principal Anthony’s video (left) to hear our latest announcements.
This is a busy time of the school year. As we near the end of the year, there are so many things we need your help with. So, please look at the following surveys this week to help us understand how we can better assist you with next year and beyond. We love all of our families and really value your input.
Please click on each link below and complete the short surveys for the next year.
Parent and Family Engagement https://forms.office.com/r/tpNkEcw6he
School Improvement, Title One Budget https://forms.office.com/r/9PN2srbXDh
Kindergarten Round-Up Survey and Informational Video:
Please click below to answer our survey if you will have a student attending our school for Kindergarten in 2021-22. We need your input! Thanks so much!
And, after you’ve finished the survey, please click below to see our awesome video to tell you all about Kindergarten Round-Up!
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
May 26: Pre-K & Kindergarten Awards Day
May 27: 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Awards Day
May 28: Beach Bash & May SOM (Student of the Month)
May 31: No School, Memorial Day Holiday
June 1: 3rd Grade & 4th Grade Awards Day
June 2: 5th Grade Awards Day & Celebration
June 3: Early Release & Last Day for Students
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!!
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
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
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.
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 and our school code.
Yearbooks will be shipped to our school approx. 1 week prior to the last day for students.
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.
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!
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!!
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
- What are the new standards your child will learn at our school?
- CLICK HERE to access the Practice Tests and try one yourself!
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)
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