STUDENT ART OPENING
May 3 - May 14- WOODSTOCK-Artistree Gallery in Woodstock, Vt. will
feature an exhibit of photographs titled "Exploring Cosmic Scales"
featuring photographs taken by WCSU 5th/6th grade students
throughout the 2012-13 academic year. Approximately 80 students
from six elementary schools, including KES sixth
graders, spent a week at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National
Historical Park in September 2012, looking at the world through a
variety of lenses. The students used microscopes to study
microbiology in the Pogue, digital cameras to record nature on a
human scale and, eventually, the Horizons Observatory telescope
camera to capture astronomical objects on film. Resulting
photographs will be on display.
An opening celebration will take place on Friday, May 3 from
6:00-7:30 p.m. Students, families and friends are welcome to
attend. Regular gallery hours during the exhibit are 11 a.m. - 4
Artistree Gallery/Purple Crayon is located at 1206 Rt. 12, at
the foot of Mt. Tom. Additional parking is available across
the road in the Farmer's Market field, except on Saturdays.
THANK A TEACHER
The first full week in May marks Teacher Appreciation Week, a time
to honor the invaluable contributions teachers make in the lives of
their students. This is a time to focus upon the outstanding work
our teachers and support staff do to make KES a great place for
every student. Join in and share a few words of appreciation with
your child's teachers.
Screen-Free Week, formerly TV Turnoff Week, is an annual
celebration where children, families, schools, and communities turn
off screens and turn on life. Instead of relying on screens
for entertainment, participants read, daydream, explore, enjoy
nature, and spend time with friends and family. Screen-Free Week
takes place for one week beginning on April 29. Talk to your child.
Limit his/her time in front of a screen. Break out the books and
puzzles, plan time for outdoors, and socialize with friends. The
benefits may motivate your family to turn off the screen more
frequently. For more information, go to
STATE GEO BEE
TJ Borzekowski was a Geography Finalist representing all KES
students in the State Geography Bee in Middlebury on Friday, April
5. Borzekowski competed well against middle school students from
around the state. The KES community is proud of you, TJ! Thank
you for representing KES so well in the Vermont State Geo Bee!
KES KIDS WALK
Students at KES had two opportunities to walk as a school community
on Wednesday, May 1. Parent and Safe Routes to School Champion,
Betsey Bianchi, arranged for a "Walk and Roll to School Day" part
of a statewide effort to promote safe routes on Wednesday morning.
Then, at lunch, children participated in the National Walk at Lunch
Day, also on May 1. After lunch, all students, Nurse Sudol, and
other KES staff walked up and down Schoolhouse Road in combination
with a "green-up" effort.
BIKE SAFETY POSTER
Kudos to KES fifth grader, Lilly Holding, for her third place
finish in the VT Saris Bicycle Safety Poster Contest. Lilly's entry
was recognized among 32 entries. All the winners can be viewed on
the Saris website at www.facebook.com/saferoutesvt.
Lilly Holdin can look forward to a brand new Lazer bike helmet due
to arrive to her in June!
GRADE 4 POETRY
The following poem was written by Wilbur Abrams after
listening to the Paul Winter Consort's piece about a sea eagle
(with the real sea eagle singing along!)
By Wilbur Abrams, III, Grade 4 KES
Mist circles towering pillars of stone
Above one such castle an eagle slowly circles.
His feathers block the cold as his eyes scan the
He goes slowly higher on an air current enjoying its soft
Spread below him is a soft white carpet of fog.
He leisurely flaps his wings and starts to descend.
Gliding through the canyons he swoops to a ledge
Seeing nothing but fog he continues.
As it grows darker he slowly makes his way home.
Throwing out his wings to slow his fall he lands and buries his
head under his wings.
He falls asleep the cool fog flowing around him as water