We are KES Spartans!
Come rock your Spartan for another fun-filled KES family
day! On Saturday Sept. 21st, thousands of people will head to
Killington to participate in the Spartan Race, and KES will be
In between all the Spartan activity, the students at KES have
been invited to participate for FREE in the Jr. Spartan half mile
race. Each child will receive a t-shirt, medal and opportunity
to run this fun-filled junior sized obstacle course. Check-in
with KES representative at 11:15 a.m., the junior event starts
The KEEPERS (KES parent group) will be hosting a fundraiser all
morning with our very own lemonade stand! We are expecting a huge
turnout and need parents to sign up for shifts.
We hope for excellent participation from our energetic local
kids and hope to see parents there competing in the big event,
tending the lemonade stand or cheering on their junior
Spartan! Waivers will be sent home the week of Sept.
16. Please sign and return by Thursday, Sept. 19. Free
T-shirts will be distributed to students upon receipt of
Free parking is available for all KES families behind the Mountain
Green Resort. Check-in for KES students and parents will be outside
the Snowshed Lodge.
Common Core Standards
By Loren M. Pepe, Principal
New standards, called Common Core State Standards, are underway
for all students in Vermont and throughout most of the country.
These rigorous standards establish clear goals and set high
expectations for all students.
They are research and evidence-based, aligned with expectations
for college and career readiness, and they build upon our current
educational foundation. The aim of this multi-state initiative is
to ensure that all students are held to consistent expectations
that will prepare them for college and career.
If you are interested in learning more, you may wish to view
this three-minute video, from the Council of Great City Schools,
which explains how the new state standards will help students
achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know
to get to graduation and beyond: vimeo.com/51933492
For an overview of the Common Core State Standards that is
specific to your child's grade level, please refer to
How can I help my child be successful
By Allison Naugle
While surfing the internet for teaching tips and classroom
ideas, I came across a short list of tips on how parents can help
their child or children be successful at school. This list is
credited to a fellow teacher, Olivia Spence.
Read everyday! You can read to your child or have your child
read to you. Either way, read!
Create a consistent after school routine. Help your child study and
complete his or her homework.
Be positive! Always speak positively about school, learning, and
your child's teacher.
Encourage! Give your child the opportunity to excel in all areas of
his or her academics.
Be sure that your child is getting plenty of rest each night and is
ready for school each day.
Teach your child to be responsible for their actions and take pride
in all he or she does.
Stay involved! Make it a point to ask your child about his or her
Communicate! Please know that you can contact the classroom teacher
with your questions and concerns.
Thank you for working as a team with teachers to make sure your
child's year is a successful one here at KES.