Dear KCA families,
I’m sending out our regular Eagle Notes email today in anticipation of tomorrow’s forecast. Currently, it appears that we may get some snow in the morning, which will turn into a wintry mix and end with rain in the afternoon. Please keep an eye on St. Mary’s Public School’s website (www.smcps.org) for updates. Temperatures looks like they may rise in the afternoon, so our plan to hold Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday should be fine. We will send out an email/text alert if something changes.
Enrollment is open for current students! This is the perfect time to re-enroll your child – or add a sibling. The last day to opt-out is February 28. If we haven’t heard from you by then, your account will be billed at $85 per student on March 1. We’ll open enrollment to the public on March 4. If you have questions about the enrollment process, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can reach Mrs. Barbara Mashtare via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES – THURSDAY
Upper school teachers will be available from 12:30 – 6 p.m. in the high school commons for 7th– 12th grade families who wish to meet. Lower school conferences are held by appointment only in classrooms. Please connect with your child’s teacher if you need to schedule or confirm a time.
Please note: THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Pre-K – 6th– NO SCHOOL
7th– 12th– HALF DAY - dismiss at noon
AUCTION DONATION DROP-OFF THIS SATURDAY
We’ll be holding another drop-off event this Saturday in our main office! If you have an item that you’ve been considering donating, please bring it by the school between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. We’ll be on hand to accept it and can provide you with a tax deductible receipt. Thank you in advance for your support!
SPELLING BEE –CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the five contestants in our middle school spelling Bee! Violet D’Lima, Bella Owens, Jason Chen, Charlynne Lowe and Matthew Tigrett learned hundreds of words to prepare for this event. After 30 rounds of spelling words, Matthew Tigrett took first place and Charlynne Lowe was the runner up. Some of the most difficult words these students attempted included“tergiversation” and “felicitously”. Both Matthew and Charlynne will move on to the regional event in Baltimore on March 23.
DATES TO KEEP IN MIND:
Lower School Science Fair – March 1
Admissions Open House – March 5
Professional Day – March 8 – No School
Spring Drama Production (Anne of Green Gables) – March 21 - 23
As always, if you have any questions about what's happening on campus, please don't hesitate to give our front office a call at 301-994-3080.
Dear KCA families,
Last evening's Admissions Open House event was a success! Nearly 20 families - with prospective students in nearly every grade - dropped by to tour our campus and learn more about what we had to offer. Thank you for continuing to share KCA with your friends and neighbors!
This Friday, we're honoring our parents! Thank you for all that you do for KCA and your students. It is truly appreciated! We are looking forward to a great assembly on Friday morning at 9 a.m. and hope that many of you are able to join us. (While you're on campus, please take a moment to check the lost and found in the multipurpose room. We have many items that need to find their way back home!)
LUNCH ORDER FORMS
To allow our parent volunteers the opportunity to enjoy the assembly, please have all lunch order forms back by Thursday.
NO HOT LUNCH ON FRIDAY
As many students will be leaving campus for lunch, this is just a reminder that we will not be serving anything this Friday. Thank you for sending a lunch with your student if you don't plan to take them out to eat. We have opened our RenWeb lunch ordering system through May! If you'd like to plan ahead, you're welcome to order on line through the remainder of the school year!
BLUE & WHITE SPIRIT DAY ON MONDAY!
As you'll see from our In Touch newsletter, we'll hold our Senior Night and final home games of the season. Students in all grades are encouraged to wear blue and white to show their school spirit! No uniform items are required if students participate.
VALENTINE'S BALLOON GRAMS
Each year, KCA's student council holds a Valentine's Day fundraiser. The tradition includes Valentine's Day balloons, which are hung on lockers (upper school) or attached to students' chairs in the lower school classrooms. Not only does it make our classrooms and hallways look festive, but it brings a lot of joy to the recipients! In the near future, we'll be emailing home a Valentine's Day gram form. If you would like to send one to your student, please include his or her name, grade, and locker number (if applicable) and add your special message. Each gram is $5, and both the form and money can be returned to the front office. The funds raised from this event will go directly toward purchasing additional closed circuit television screens for the hallways. These screens allow us to share upcoming KCA information and events with students, staff, and our parent visitors.
AUCTION DROP-OFF - THIS SATURDAY
If you have an item to donate to our auction on March 30, we'll be collecting again this Saturday! Drop by between 10 a.m. and noon with your donation and we'll make sure you have a tax receipt for your files.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 301-994-3080.