KWMCS Weekly Update: 10/27/16

Purple Pinky Project

our KWMCS community will join with our local Rotarians in a fundraising effort to eradicate polio. Students are encouraged to bring in $1.00, which is the estimated polio immunization cost for five children in developing countries.    Our whole school has been invited to participate in this event, which takes place beginning @ 8:15 on 10/28/16 at the Flag Pole courtyard.  Students will have their pinky stained with Gentian Violet, the same dye used to mark children in developing countries after they have been immunized from Polio. We will have a photo opportunity during Flag Raising @ 8:30, so thanks for ensuring your student arrives to school on time.  Families are asked to support this humanitarian effort and encourage their child’s participation.  Consider wearing purple to bring awareness to the Purple Pinky Project.

 

Historical Halloween

Our school has made it a tradition to celebrate Halloween by having students select a famous person from history to dress in costume. These costumes are not store-bought, rather; we ask that students use their creativity to dress as their famous historical figure.  Historical Halloween will be celebrated next Monday 31 October at 9:00 on our campus. Families are invited to attend this fun walk through history!

 

After School Care Update

We will shut down our After School Care program early this Friday (4:30), in anticipation of the high level of traffic associated with the festivities. Thanks for your understanding.

 

Remind App to Stay informed

Did you need help remembering your child’s picture day? Could you use help remembering when our next early dismissal day takes place? Are you looking for ways to complete your service hours? Join my Remind group and let me help you stay informed of school-wide events! There are two ways you can join – click this link  https://www.remind.com/join/kwmcsfam or text @kwmcsfam to 81010.

 

Data Support

Our school’s demographic information is only as good as the data that is put in, and the school district uses data taken from the free and reduced lunch applications to represent the data of each school.  Individual family information is not shared with the schools, rather, we receive a table showing the number and percent of students qualifying in each of the following categories: Free, Reduced, Applied.  Currently we have 121 families who have not applied.  If all families would please take a few minutes to complete the online application for free and reduced lunch, then our school will be more accurately represented. Thanks for your help! https://meals.monroe.k12.fl.us/

 

Festive Fundraising

Our Early Secondary Guide Ms. Jenni is selling Halloween-themed pencils & erasers each morning this week as a fundraiser for her travel expenses to the American Montessori conference later this school year. Students can purchase two pencils for a dollar and erasers for 25 cents. Thanks for your support!

 

Book Donations Sought

We are accepting donations of gently used books for our next big fundraiser, the Holiday Bazaar and Book Exchange. Families are encouraged to send in all kinds of books with their students, as the Fundraising Committee is hoping to have a wide variety of literary genres for purchase at the event.  Our Holiday Bazaar and Book Exchange will take place Saturday, November 26th from 9-2. Families interested in hosting a vendor booth at the event should contact our Fundraising Chair Layla Barr ([email protected]) to find more detailed information.

 

Blood Drive 11/10/16

Hosting regular blood drives benefits our community and KWMCS as well; OneBlood gives our school $10 for each blood donor! As an incentive for donors, OneBlood will have a Fandango movie voucher for everyone who donates, and KWMCS families who donate blood during our event will also earn two service hour points – be sure to sign up today! This is a link for anyone who wants to skip a line and book the online appointment (not required, but strongly recommended for those with busy schedules): Click to schedule your appointment

 

Spell-a-Thon

Our student-led fundraiser was the most successful one to date, and we also saw the highest participation! The Fundraising Committee is proud to announce that $16,058.44 was raised by our students! School fundraisers help keep our enrichment programs in place, enable us to have classroom assistants in each room, support professional development for our staff, and make campus beautification projects possible!

 

Reminders:

  • Impact Aid Cards are due this week
  • Veterans’ Day Holiday Friday, 11 November –  school closed