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September/October newsletter from Principal Rael

Dear Kit Carson Families,                                                                        

            I would like to thank you all for bringing your students to school on time. It is very important that students are present and on time. Teachers are teaching important concepts by 8am and we do not want any children to miss their learning.

            The year is off to a great start. We have our data from our newly adopted Benchmark curriculum for English Language Arts and that data is helping identify any deficits we need to address. Teachers have had training in Add Vantage math assessments. This training instructs teachers to understand what mathematic concepts students need and how to cater to their needs.

            My training has included math courses that will help me identify and support math instruction that promotes thinking, reasoning and sense making. I would like to provide instructional leadership that empowers teachers to become more effective in their teaching of mathematics.

            Together I hope we can help our Kit Carson students to excel in all academics so that they will be prepared for next year with all the skills needed to be successful.

            I invite all our dads to our Watch Dog kick off which will be October 16th from 5:30-6:30. Pizza will be served. Come join us to learn more about what the Dads of Great Students is all about and sign up. Listen to testimonials of dads who have helped with our students in the past. Sign up to volunteer for this school year. Looking forward to seeing my dad’s in the cafeteria.

Important Safety Updates

            To improve campus security the gate to Ernie Pyle will be locked during the day. The gate will be unlocked from 7:30 am until 8:00. The gate will reopen from 2:00pm until 3:30pm. The students from Ernie Pyle can be on campus as early as 7:30. Thanks families for your cooperation.

Parents/guardians on campus during the school day need to check-in at the main office and wear a visitor or volunteer nametag at all time. Visits to classrooms should be arranged 24 hours prior to the visit and should be limited to twenty (20) minutes. Parents/ guardians may only visit classrooms where their child is enrolled unless watch dog volunteering.

 

Dates to remember.

OCTOBER 3RD FALL PICTURES         8AM-12PM

OCTOBER 4TH BALLOON ALOFT       7:15-7:45

OCTOBER 10TH THROUGH THE 11TH FALL BREAK/NO SCHOOL

OCTOBER 16TH WATCH DOG KICK OFF     5:30-6:30

OCTOBER 24TH CAFECITO WITH THE PRINCIPAL 8:15AM

            Come join us for conversation, updates and meet other families during Cafecito in the morning with the principal. Hope to see your there!  J

Respectfully yours,

Cindy Rael

Principal

Letter from Mr. Hughes, art teacher 08/23/19

Dear Kit Carson Families,

 

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Kim Hughes and I will be the art teacher at Kit Carson Elementary.  I consider myself fortunate to have been placed here at Kit Carson Elementary.

My strengths are in drawing and painting. We will also explore collage, sculpting, portraiture, and printing. My focus will be on the fun side of art. We will explore making art that people will enjoy and have a good time with.

I will use BrainPop Jr. and BrainPop, and other online educational programs, to tie technology in to our art.

Critical thinking is a valuable aspect of creating a work of art as well as an important skill in all parts of life. I will help the students learn how to plan an idea, sketch it out, analyze it, modify it, and then complete the creation. They will see that we all make mistakes along the way and that they can make it better.

If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding my class or a student don’t hesitate to ask. 

Sincerely,

Kim Hughes

Fine Arts Art Teacher

Kit Carson Elementary

hughes_k@aps.edu

August Newsletter

 

Kit Carson Elementary School Home of the Eagles

Cindy Rael, Principal                           Tanya Martin, Assistant Principal                          

8/16/19

Dear Kit Carson Families,

Welcome back! I am looking forward to our upcoming school year. Staff has done a lot of work in the groundwork of the new school year. They are prepared and enthusiastic about the students they will have this year and the impact they will have on their learning.  The staff had training to learn about our new Language Arts curriculum and new math assessments, which will help teacher to identify what tools and teaching standards needed to address all students.  They learned about the Taxonomy table that will help task alignment with the learning target and assist teachers with their lesson planning.

            We have a couple of changes this year in staff. We only have two third grade classrooms so far. We have a couple of staff members who have left Kit Carson. Mrs. Khu, Mrs. Sente, Mr. Ly and Mrs. Lindsey.  New staff who have joined us this year is Leroy Gonzales our night custodian and Mario Maestas who is a .5 custodian we share with Ernie Pyle.

            Important procedures:

  • Parking- From 7:30- 8:00 the only parents allowed to use the staff parking will be staff and Pre-K parents who need to drop of their Pre-K child due to the fact they have to sign in their child.
  • After 8:00am, we will lock the drop off area (round about) and there will be access to the staff parking, this will help parents/ guardians go into the front office and sign in their child who is tardy. PARENTS/GUARDIANS, YOU WILL HAVE TO WALK YOUR CHILD TO THE OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD IS LATE! YOUR CHILD IS NOT ALLOWED TO GO BACK TO CLASS UNTIL AN ADULT SIGNS THEM INTO THE FRONT OFFICE. EXPECT A CALL IF YOU SIMPLY DROP OFF YOUR CHILD WITHOUT SIGNING THEM IN FIRST. THANKS. No parents allowed bringing his or her child to the classroom tardy without first signing in the office.
  • ALL VISITORS MUST GET A PASS FROM THE OFFICE IN ORDER TO BE ON CAMPUS AT ANY TIME.

Dates to remember.

August 29th Open House

September 2nd Labor Day/ NO SCHOOL

Respectfully yours,

Cindy Rael

Principal