Lend a Hand, Give a Can

Mrs. Jane Henry, Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center Administrative Assistant and Mrs. Kelly Hostettler, School Nurse, have teamed up to organize a food drive at the school.

Families are asked to send in cans of food, boxed foods, dry goods, and paper products to help the Ronald McDonald Charities.

According to thethe Ronald McDonald Charities’ website, “Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.”

Items can be sent in your child’s book bag until December 22, 2017.

Thank you in advance for helping other families during their time of need.

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Big Sister, Little Sister Begins

Each month laughter and chatter can be heard filling the hallways at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center. An after school program called Big Sister/Little Sister gives kindergarten girls an opportunity to meet and connect with a student from Kennett High School.

The program, in it’s second year, allows students to meet together once a month. They enjoy a sharing circle, an activity, and a craft with their “sister.”

The program has proven to be successful as each year the interest is outstanding. The program is at full capacity and the girls could not be more excited.

High school students have fun with kindergarteners. High school students and students from MDLKC pose for a picture at Big Sisiter/Little Sister.
High school students have fun with kindergarteners. Kindergarten girls share activity time with their big sisters from Kennett High School.
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Family Reading Night is a Hit!

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, families filled Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center for the annual “Family Reading Night.” Organized by Dr. Tricia O’Laughlin, this is the third year that the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center has played host to this thrilling evening.

Throughout the night, family members get to see some of the activities that students use during their school day. There are three stations totaling about an hour of activity. At the three stations, families are shown ideas for helping with handwriting and introduced to our Handwriting Without Tears program; they are given the opportunity to log into Reading Eggs and Mathseeds with the assistance of teachers; and families are introduced to some of the phonics instruction students receive at school.

The program provides, not only an opportunity for families to see what the students are learning, but also time to ask questions of their child’s teachers. This family night provides a glimpse into those activities while promoting reading as a partnership between the school and the home.

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