News from Mrs. Lowney October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018

Good Afternoon Kessler Families,

We have a ton of fun activities going on at Kessler in the next couple of months! I want to give you a quick briefing, so you can mark your calendars if you haven’t already. Please keep an eye on reminder emails from Mrs. Carter as well. We love our family and community participation in our events.

This Friday is Tie-dye T-Shirt Day! In the afternoon, we will be tie-dying shirts in preparation for our whole school to attend the Carroll Girls Basketball game next week. If you would like to volunteer to help you should have received a sign-up genius email from Mrs. Carter today.  If so….wear old clothing! LOL! Your teachers will keep their students’ T-shirts at school for any upcoming field trips for the remainder of the year.

Next Tuesday, October 30th from 5:30 – 7:00 in the Kessler parking lot is our Trunk or Treat Family Night If you are setting up a trunk, please be in the parking lot no later than 5:30. If you are coming to trunk or treat or paint pumpkins, please come anytime between 5:30 and 7:00. This is such a fun event for our children! Let’s hope for a beautiful warm evening!

Halloween School Schedule, October 31st:  1:30-1:50 – all school recess, 1:50-2:05 students change into their costumes (check teacher’s newsletters regarding costumes), 2:05-2:40 is our costume parade (parents join us to get some cute pictures of your children), 2:40-3:15 – classroom parties.

Carroll Girls Basketball Game, November 1st – Busses load at 11:00, leave at 11:15 and arrive back at Kessler at 2:45. Students can purchase a sack lunch to take or bring their own lunch to take to the game. This year Carroll’s theme is how to become “Champions of Character”.  This is a unique opportunity for your students to step foot on a college campus as well as see a college basketball game. Last week we had a “Champions of Character” all school assembly. The Carroll Basketball Coach and players came to visit with us about Leadership, Responsibility, Integrity, Respect and Being a good sport.

MBI Awards Ceremony – Friday November 2nd at 2:45. If your child is receiving an award, you will have received an email from Mrs. Carter. During our awards assembly we recognize students for being Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and a Learner (Our Cougar Creed). We celebrate by giving awards quarterly.

Picture Retakes and all class photos will be taken – November 7th. PEAK will be on November 6th instead of the 7th.

Book Fair – November 12th– 16th. This is a favorite event for children! They love buying books to take home. The dollars raised during our Book Fair goes back into our library. Thank you for your support.

Parent Teacher Conferences – November 13th and 15th, your teachers will be sending home your confirmation letters on October 31st. Looking forward to seeing you so we can share your children’s progress.

My Voice Survey – October 30th-November 20th. My Voice Survey is an opportunity for parents to let us know how we are doing at Kessler school. We value your anonymous input.  The survey results help us know how we need to improve at Kessler School and what is going really well. Please participate by stopping into our computer lab during Parent Teacher Conferences or by accessing the survey online. Look for an email from Mrs. Carter on October 30th.

Thanksgiving Holiday – Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd.

Clay Day – November 16th and November 30th. This is an opportunity for our students to work with clay and create a gift for their family.

December – Events so far!

Family Night Basketball Game – December 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come and support our 4th and 5th graders challenge our Kessler staff in a basketball game.

Holiday Program – The Kessler Holiday program is scheduled for Friday, December 14th at 9:30 at Helena Middle School.

Winter Break – December 24th– January 1st.

Please always feel free to call us for any clarification regarding events and remember to check your teacher’s new letters for specifics in your child’s classroom. Thank you so much for your support to your children and our Kessler community.




Mrs. Lowney, Kessler Principal