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: 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

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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Save the Dates- September!

Save the dates for September 9/5 no school, 9/12-9/16 Book Fair 9/15 back to school night, 9/26 No school

Pencil us in! We can’t wait to see you!

We are so excited to start the 2022-2023 school year! Each month we will post our upcoming events and important dates. We look forward to a beautiful partnership all year long!                                        Follow us, like us, share!

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Pavement and Playtime!

The students at MDLKC had an amazing surprise when they came back from Spring Break! During the break, our KCSD Maintenance crew decorated the blacktop with gross motor activities that range from hopscotch to counting and the alphabet to balancing over shark infested waters! 

When we returned to in person education during the 20-21 school year, we were tasked with coming up with new ways to do things. One of those was playing safely on the playground. Mrs. Alexis Gawell (U1) started researching ways to make a blacktop area more fun. She presented the idea to Mrs. Reynolds with a few images and behold, our newest addition to the fun and learning at MDLKC! 

The new addition was quite a hit with the students today at recess! 

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Spring Conferences Are Here!

This week marks the beginning of Spring parent-teacher conferences at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, Bancroft Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, New Garden Elementary School and Kennett Middle School! Remember, there will be early dismissal for:

  • All kindergarten students from Thursday, March 10th – Tuesday, March 15th at 12 p.m.
  • All elementary school students from Thursday, March 10th – Tuesday, March 15th at 12:30 p.m.
  • All middle school students from Friday, March 11th – Tuesday, March 15th at 11:30 a.m..

Your student’s teacher will communicate final details with you via the Talking Points app or email.

In the meantime, those who requested a virtual meeting are invited to learn more about how to install and use Microsoft Teams on your phone, tablet or computer via video or PDF guide.

Questions? Please contact your student’s school at any time for bilingual support.

¡Esta semana marca el comienzo de las conferencias de padres y maestros de primavera en Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, Bancroft Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, New Garden Elementary School y Kennett Middle School! Recuerde, habrá salida temprana para:

  • Todos los estudiantes de jardín de infantes desde el jueves 10 de marzo hasta el martes 15 de marzo, a las 12 p.m.
  • Todos los estudiantes de primaria desde el jueves 10 de marzo hasta el martes 15 de marzo, a las 12:30 p.m.
  • Todos los estudiantes de secundaria (KMS) desde el viernes 11 de marzo hasta el martes 15 de marzo, a las 11:30 a.m.

El maestro de su estudiante le comunicará los detalles finales,a través de la aplicación Talking Points o correo electrónico.

Mientras tanto, los que solicitaron una reunión virtual están invitados para aprender más información, sobre cómo instalar y usar Microsoft Teams en su teléfono, tableta o computadora, a través de una guía en video o en PDF. Además, tenga en cuenta que habrá un intérprete virtual disponible para cualquier familia que lo necesite.

¿Preguntas? Favor de comunicarse con la escuela de su estudiante en cualquier momento, para obtener apoyo bilingüe.

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Kindergarten Registration is Open!

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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Love is in the Air!

Dear Parents/Estimados padres de familia,

We will be exchanging Valentines in school on Monday, February 14th. The Valentine’s Day Card exchange at school is a very special event. In order to make it fun for all of the children, please be sure to provide your child with cards for every member of the class.  It might be a good idea to give your child several days to write all the names on the cards, doing a few cards each day. It can be tiring for a kindergartener to write 20 names in one sitting. Please also have your child write his/her own name in the “From” section of the card. Candy is not permitted.

Distribuiremos tarjetas de San Valentín en la escuela el lunes, 14 de febrero. Este es un evento muy especial, y debe ser divertido para todos los niños. Entonces, por favor envíe tarjetas para cada miembro de la clase. Por favor déle a su niño varios días para escribir todos los nombres en las tarjetas. Es difícil para un estudiante de kindergarten escribir 20 nombres en un día. Por favor, haga que su hijo escriba su propio nombre en la sección “De” de la tarjeta. No se permiten dulces.

Langley with Valentine hearts

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Counselor’s Corner with Mrs. Phillips

We are all aware that it is a stressful time for everyone. Whether you are working remotely or away from home, things are still a little different for most families. The same is true for our youngest learners. We are adapting to their needs emotionally, socially, and academically. 
One way we are hoping to provide assistance outside of the school day is by having a “Family Tip of the Week.” 

As always, we are in this together. We appreciate all of the love and support we receive from you and your home. We hope to reciprocate that feeling by sharing some of our strategies with you. 

Please enjoy the video below about the Calming Toolbox.

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Welcome Back, MDLKC!

Good evening Mary D. Lang Lion families,

5, 4, 3, 3, 1… Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful winter break! I have a few reminders for you this evening. We return to school tomorrow, January 3rd, 2022… Can’t wait! Please remember… if your child is sick, with any type if illness, please keep him/her at home. If you have any questions, you can call our new school nurse, Nurse Ashley Cote, at 610– 444-6260. If addition, if your child has been vaccinated, please inform Nurse Ashley. She will need to know the date of your child’s vaccination. Kindly send that information to

Masks are still required on the bus and in school as we return to school in January. Please make sure your child has a mask that fits his/her face, covers the nose and mouth, and does not slip down. I highly recommend you send your child with an extra mask in his/her backpack incase the mask gets wet or dirty during the day.

Finally, if your child has been identified as a close contact over the holiday, please keep him/her at home and contact Nurse Ashley after 8:30am. She will help you determine the next steps.

I am looking forward to the return of the students in the new year. We are going to continue to make M&Ms (magic and miracles) at Mary D. in 2022!

Have a great evening! Go to bed early and get ready for an unbelievable second half of the school year!

Your proud principal,

Ms. Reynolds

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