Student is Promoted to Principal

Leaving a with a fabulous new purse is how most people see themselves a winner at a Designer Bag Bingo event. For one Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center family, their prize came with a lot of responsibility – an entire school.

Abigail Elia, in Mrs. Lawson’s Kindergarten class, would become the Principal for the Morning. Thanks to her mother placing tickets in the raffle bag and a little March luck, Abigail had a morning to remember. She started off her day reading the morning announcements, then gave a tour of our school to an incoming family, she led our April spirit assembly, performed walk-throughs with Mrs. Reynolds in different classrooms, and ended the day by doing the goodbye announcements for the students.

It was a busy yet memorable day for Abigail who may one day lead her own school teaching students to love learning. 

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Kindergarten for Fall 2019 Kicks Off

Parents of rising kindergartners (those attaining age 5 by September 30, 2019) are invited to Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center’s Kindergarten Kick-off. This information session and building tour will be held at the Kindergarten Center on Thursday, March 14, 2019, for parents whose last name begins with A – M and on Thursday, March 21, 2019, for parents whose last name begins with N – Z. Both sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Family Movie Night is a Hit!

Families gathered in the library of the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center to enjoy a movie with their family, friends, and neighbors. The students enjoyed coming to school in their pajamas with sleeping bags, stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows ready to enjoy the movie in comfort.

What an INCREDIBLE night to remember!

Kindergarten students enjoy a movie on the big screen at MDLKC's library. Students cuddle with stuffed animals during family movie night.
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Kindness Week is Special in Kindergarten!

Kindness Week- Throughout the country and across the globe, schools celebrated, “Kindness Week.” January 28-February 1st marked this momentous week of activities, assemblies, discussions, and random acts of kindness.

At MDLKC, Mrs. Phillips has helped students create kindness chains that will be displayed in the cafeteria. She taught students a song about kindness at our kindness assembly, and each day Mrs. Reynolds read certificates of students and staff “filling each other’s buckets” on the announcements. Filling someone else’s bucket means that you have done something to make that person feel happy, loved, appreciated, etc. At MDLKC, students are encouraged to fill buckets every day.

All students watched a video about kindness starring MDLKC at our Kindness Assembly.

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KCSD to Implement New Visitor Procedures on Friday, February 1st at All Buildings

In an effort to continuously improve upon a safe & secure environment for our students and staff, the District, in collaboration with local law enforcement, identified priorities related to building security which included the revised visitor procedures listed below. These procedures will be implemented at all buildings beginning Friday, February 1st.

Thank you and we truly appreciate your support and cooperation moving forward.


Building Entrance Procedures

  • All visitors must have an appointment.
  • All visitors will be welcomed with a standardized script, and will need to provide their name and purpose of their visit.
  • All visitors shall enter through the main entrance of the school and report immediately to the main office.
  • If leaving an item for a student or staff member, please notify the main office and place the item(s) in the collection box located outside the main entrance to be collected in a timely manner.

Visitor Identification Procedures

  • All visitors must present photo identification. The photo ID will be secured in the main office and will be returned upon sign out.
  • Authorized visitors will be given a red KCSD Visitor lanyard and badge which must be worn at all times while in the building.

*A visitor is considered any person not employed by the KCSD.

Es un esfuerzo continuo por mejorar un entorno seguro para nuestros estudiantes y personal, el distrito escolar en colaboración con las autoridades locales, identificó las prioridades relacionadas con la seguridad del edificio que incluyen los procedimientos revisados ​​para visitantes que se mencionan a continuación.Estos procedimientos se implementarán en todos los edificios, a partir del viernes 1° de febrero.

Agradecemos enormemente su apoyo y cooperación para avanzar.


Procedimientos de entrada al edificio escolar

  • Todos los visitantes deben tener una cita.
  • Todos los visitantes serán recibidos con un guión estandarizado, solicitando su nombre y el propósito de la visita.
  • Todos los visitantes deberán ingresar por la entrada principal de la escuela e informar inmediatamente a la oficina principal.
  • Si va a dejar un artículo para el estudiante o miembro del personal, notifique a la oficina principal y coloque los artículos en la caja de recolección ubicada, afuera de la entrada principal, para que se recojan de manera oportuna.

Procedimientos de identificación para visitantes

  • Todos los visitantes deben presentar una identificación con foto, para inspección en la oficina principal. La identificación se asegurará en la oficina principal y se devolverá al momento de cerrar la sesión y regresar el cordón de visitante.
  • A todos los visitantes autorizados se les entregará un cordón rojo y una insignia de visitante de KCSD que se deben usar en todo momento mientras se encuentre en el edificio escolar.

*Cualquier visitante es considerado persona no empleada por el KCSD.

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Kindergarten Registration Opens March 1

All rising kindergarteners (those attaining age 5 by September 30, 2019) must register beginning March 1 through March 29. New for the 2019-2020 school year, the District is offering an online registration system (Registration Gateway). This program allows parents and guardians to more quickly and easily input information online. This system will be accessible beginning at the end of February on www.kcsd.org. Traditional paper registration packets will also be available at the Mary D. Lang main office.

 
Please note that whether you register online or on paper, you must make an appointment to finalize the registration process with the registrar. Once you have completed your online registration or paper packet, please contact the Student Registration Office at (610) 444-4235 to schedule an appointment.
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KCSD Announces Roll-out of the Anonymous Statewide Reporting System, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS).

Dear Parents,

In an ongoing effort to increase school safety, I am pleased to announce the roll-out of the anonymous statewide reporting system, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). This system allows students, parents, or community members to submit anonymous and confidential tips 24/7 through a website, app, or by phone. A crisis center then reviews and assesses all submissions before forwarding relevant information to law enforcement and/or the school for intervention. Users may report observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment such as bullying.

The S2SS program is a youth violence prevention program started by Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization focused on preventing violence before it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults to identify, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others.

We will be holding a parent information meeting regarding this new initiative on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:45 p.m. in the Kennett High School Auxiliary Gym. We will also be live streaming the presentation for those who are unable to attend in person. A live stream link will be posted on www.kcsd.org. Additionally, a recording of the meeting and other S2SS resources will be made available on our website.

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have on January 22. If you are unable to attend and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me directly at (610) 444-6602.

Sincerely,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Safe2Say Something Resources

Queridos padres,

En un esfuerzo continuo por aumentar la seguridad escolar, me complace anunciar el lanzamiento del sistema de informes anónimos en todo el estado; “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). Este Sistema permite a los estudiantes, padres, o miembros de la comunidad, enviar sugerencias anónimas y confidenciales 24 horas del día/7dias de la semana, através de un sitio web, una aplicación, o por teléfono. Una vez enviadas, un centro de crisis revisa y evalúa todas las presentaciones, antes de enviar información relevante a la policía y / o a la escuela para la intervención. Los usuarios pueden reportar amenazas, comportamientos, acciones, y hostigamientos observados, así tambien como el acoso escolar.

El programa S2SS, es un programa de prevención de la violencia juvenil, iniciado por Sandy Hook Promise, una organización nacional, sin fines de lucro que se enfoca en prevenir la violencia, antes de que suceda, educando y movilizando a jóvenes y adultos, para que identifiquen, intervengan, y obtengan ayuda para personas que puedan correr el riesgo de lastimárse, así mismos, o a los demás.

Tendremos una reunion informativa para padres, sobre esta nueva iniciativa, el martes 22 de enero a las 6:45 p.m. en la gimnasio auxiliar de Kennett High School. También transmitiremos la presentación en vivo para aquellos que no puedan asistir en persona. Se publicará un enlace de transmisión en vivo, en www.kcsd.org. Y también una grabación de la reunión y otros recursos de S2SS estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web.

Espero conocerlos y responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener el 22 de enero. Si no puede asistir, y tiene alguna pregunta, o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse conmigo directamente al (610) 444-6602.

Sinceramente,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendente

Safe2Say Something Resources

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Students Harvest a Heaping Helping

For the third year, students in Mrs. Amiee Pudelka and Mrs. MaryJo Gorcyca’s kindergarten classes grew and harvested fresh vegetables for the Kennett Area Food Cupboard. The garden, located in Anson B. Nixon Park, is a collaborative effort between the school, the food cupboard, and Christine Denno, a former MDLKC parent. In October, the students harvested 47 pounds of fresh vegetables! Wow!

Last year’s efforts in planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting resulted in 480 pounds of healthy, organic food that was donated to the Kennett Food Cupboard.

For those in our Kennett community who may need assistance or who would like to volunteer, please visit: www.kacsonline.net/food-cupboard/

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Celebrate Education, Come On

Celebrate education, come on! American Education Week, an initiative of the National Education Association, encourages schools across the nation to celebrate public education. At Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center each day will be fun and educational! Our schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, November 12 is Hat Day – Wear a hat because it’s “Hats off” to American Education Week!
  • Tuesday, November 13 is Number Day – Wear a shirt with a number on it to show the importance of math!
  • Wednesday, November 14 is Read Me Day – Wear a shirt with words on it and bring your favorite book to school.
  • Thursday, November 15 is Dress for Success Day – Come to school dressed to impress!
  • Friday, November 16 is Color Day – Wear blue and white to show your school spirit

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