U4 Studies Teeth!

February is Dental Health Month. In Mrs. Kate Fuhr’s class, the students were able to get a sneak peek into the field with a visit from Mrs. Bowes, a dental hygienist.

Students were able to learn about proper flossing, brushing, and healthy foods for our teeth. Mrs. Bowes brought in the LARGEST set of teeth to floss. Students left with toothpaste, toothbrushes, coloring books , and floss!

We see a few dentists and dental hygienists in this bunch! Thank you for sharing your expertise with U4, Mrs. Bowes!

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Kindergarten Registration is Opening on March 1st!

The staff at MDLKC is excited to welcome you to our school! 
Registration appointments can be made now for our opening day of March 1st! 
After you make your appointment, check out this tour by Ms. Reynolds. 

The Kennett Consolidated School District welcomes you to our district. Note: Students must have attained the age of 5 years on or before September 30th for kindergarten. For 1st grade, students must have attained the age of 6 years on or before September 30th of the year he or she is to be admitted to first grade or attained the age of five years, seven months before the first day of September and successfully completed a kindergarten program that satisfies the requirements established by Pennsylvania statutes, regulations, and rules. All registrations will be processed in the Student Registration Office, 300 East South Street, Kennett Square, PA, by appointment only. You may schedule your appointment by calling (610) 444-4235.

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The Power of Play at MDLKC

Recently, Mrs. Drago (P4), participated in a virtual educational conference called, “The Educator’s Summit.” Through this summit, she learned all about using games you probably have in your home to create new learning experiences. The presenter at the summit, Adam Peterson, encourages educators to re-think those games and add educational flare to them in order to create meaningful learning experiences for students. The games can be used for reading and math! 
As you can imagine, the games are a hit with students at MDLKC! They are learning, practicing, and teaching each other while having fun! 

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Conferences Begin on Thursday!

If this is your first time experiencing Parent Conferences at KCSD, welcome!

We hope that you enjoy the time you get to spend with your child’s teacher and that your conversation is meaningful. We value your time and appreciate your flexibility in meeting with us. We would like to give you a sneak peek into what a typical conference could look like.
The biggest difference in our conference format is the way we are meeting.

There are 3 options:

1. In person- (in your child’s classroom.)

2. Virtual– At KCSD we use Teams. Please watch this video or use the PDF to help you prepare for the virtual conference.

3. By phone– You will receive a call at the time of your conference. This will be a Kennett number. You will most likely see 610-444-xxxx with Kennett Consolidated.

Most teachers will allow time to go over the the report card including any questions you may have. At the Kindergarten Center, we do not use letter grades. We use numbers that indicate levels of progression to mastery of grade level material. Each area that is assessed will have a number. There are areas that will have an “*.” Those areas will be assessed later in the year.

Our indicators will read as follows:

4- At MDLKC, we do not use 4s. You may see them at the elementary schools.

3- Student consistently demonstrates grade level expectations.

2- Student is beginning to demonstrate grade level expectations.

1- Student rarely demonstrates grade level expectations.

At MDLKC, we have a section on our report card that indicates the letters (upper and lower) and sounds that students have mastered. You will see an “*” there but it means they do not know that letter or sound consistently.

One area that we usually have to explain is “Recites the alphabet.” Most students can sing the alphabet but this skill is asking them to say the letters in order without singing them.

If you have any other questions, write them down and bring them along to your conference! We can’t wait to see you!

Here are a few more tips about conferences:

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American Education Week Begins

This week we are celebrating American Education Week. This is a week created to celebrate public education and to honor the individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

Monday- Hat Day

Tuesday- Dress for Success Day- Wear a dress, khakis and a shirt, or a suit! Whatever it is, just dress to impress!

Wednesday- Read Me Day- Wear a shirt with words on it or bring your favorite book to school!

Thursday- Number Day- We are showing the importance of math! Wear something with a number on it!

Friday- Color Day- Wear our school colors, blue and white!

Today is:

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Picture Retake Day is Coming!


It is also Dress for Success Day! 😉

**If you are requesting retakes at NO CHARGE, you must return the original pack of pictures to the photographer at the time the retakes are done.**

If you would like both, the order form is below.

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Parent Event Committee Meeting

Are you looking for a way to get involved at MDLKC?

Join the Parent Event Committee at their first meeting on Thursday 9/29/22.

The committee will meet at MDLKC at 6:30 pm

The PEC plans and organizes many fun

events throughout the school year for MDLKC. 

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Great Things are Happening This Week at MDLKC!

Mary D. Lang Lion families,

Beginning this morning, Monday, September 12th, we will serve breakfast every day. The cost of breakfast is $1.50 for those who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please let your child know if he/she should eat breakfast at school. It would be helpful if you checked your child’s account activity to monitor purchases. You can create a School Cafe account by clicking on Food Services and following the step-by-step instructions.

Our Book Fair begins Tuesday, September 13th. Students will visit with their class during the school day. The Book Fair will also be open for shopping during Back to School night on Thursday, September 15th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m. For additional information and to create an eWallet account, please visit our book fair homepage at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/MDLKC. We are still in need of volunteers. If you have your clearances and would like to volunteer at the Book Fair, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4cadaf2da2fd0-mary3.

Last but not least, this Thursday night is our Back to School Night for parents. The start time has been changed to 6:00 p.m. When you come to this event, you will visit your child’s classroom and learn all about the exciting learning that will occur this year!

Your proud principal!

April Reynolds

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