Mushrooms on Parade!

Mary D. Lang Kindergarten kicked off the new school year in style! Kindergarten families and staff joined together for an exciting walk through the streets of Kennett Square during the 33rd Annual Mushroom Festival, Mushroom Parade!
Each year the school is represented by families and staff members escorting a vibrant group of 5 and 6 year olds. The students can be seen in their fabulous, “Mary D Lang Lions” t-shirts that are generously provided to each and every student at the school by the school’s Parent Events Committee.
Each year, Kennett’s youngest learners garner huge cheers from the crowds as they parade their way through the center of town. This is surely an event we look forward to every year. ​
Students from MDLKC get ready to walk in the Mushroom Parade Gregory, Joseph, Aidan, and Thomas get ready to march in the annual Mushroom Parade with MDLKC.
Parade walkers gather to take a photo at the end of the mushroom parade. The MDLKC family had a magnificent time walking in the 2018 Mushroom Parade.
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One of Our Own Races for a Cure

On Sunday, May 13, thousands lined the streets of Philadelphia for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This year one of our kindergarten students participated in the event. Shane Kulp, in Mrs. Lawson’s class, walked the course and finished! We are so proud of you, Shane!

Shane walked for a cure in Philadelphia Shane showing off his medal after he raced for a cure!
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Counting Down to First Grade

Starting on Monday, June 4, the entire Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center family will be counting down to the last day of school! All of the fun activities are completely voluntary. We are counting down from 10!

10. Monday, June 4th Hawaii Day- Wear a Hawaiian shirt, skirt, or lei.
9. Tuesday, June 5th Ice Cream Day- Students will enjoy an ice cream treat!
8. Wednesday, June 6th Bubble Day- We will blow bubbles outside. (Bubbles will be provided)
7. Thursday, June 7th Movie Day- We will watch a short movie.
6. Friday, June 8th Yearbook/Dance Day- If you purchased a yearbook, you will receive it, and we will drop everything and dance throughout the day.

5. Monday, June 11th Exercise/Sports Day- Wear sports apparel and sneakers for a fun-filled day of movement.
4. Tuesday, June 12th Free Fun Day-Students get to pick a fun activity to do.
3. Wednesday, June 13th Game Day- Bring your favorite game that you know how to play.
2. Thursday, June 14th-Outside Day- We will spend extra time outside!
1. Friday, June 15th Mary D. Day- Wear your Langley shirt!

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The End of the Year is Drawing Near

As Spring finally arrives, kindergarten students are blossoming into first graders. To celebrate all of their hard work and accomplishments this year, we have many fun-filled events/activities planned. Mark your calendars … we are creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Thursday, May 24: 6:30 pm. Student Showcase and Open House Parents and families are welcome to Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center to see all of the beautiful work the students have completed this year. We also have an amazing zoo exhibit that you do not want to miss!

Friday, May 25: 6:30 pm. Parent/Child Dance Come on out and dance until you can’t dance anymore! More info will be coming in the BOBB and home with the students.

Monday, May 28Memorial Day (No school)

Tuesday, May 29 P Pod Field Day (am) (Rain date – June 4th)

M Pod Field Day (pm) (Rain date – June 4th)

Volunteers will be needed. Mr. Howanski will be sending home forms soon. All volunteers must have their clearances on file with the office, and please, no siblings.

Wednesday, May 30Kindergarten Visit to Home Schools Students will spend the first hour of school at their home schools. If you drive your child to school, drop-off will be at his/her home school.

Friday, June 1 U Pod Field Day in the pm (Rain date – June 11th) Volunteers will be needed. Mr. Howanski will be sending home forms soon. All volunteers must have their clearances on file with the office and please no siblings.

Tuesday, June 5U Pod Farewell Celebration at 2:00 pm

Wednesday, June 6M Pod Farewell Celebration at 2:00 pm

Wednesday, June 6District-wide STEM Night 6:30 pm at Kennett Middle School  Families are invited to experience all that the STEM program has to offer in the Kennett Consolidated School District. Activities, demonstrations, and a sweet treat are sure to keep everyone entertained.

Thursday, June 7P Pod Farewell Celebration at 2:00 pm

Farewell Celebrations are presented by students. Singing, dancing, poems, and more are sure to showcase a fantastic year of kindergarten! Parents and families are invited to attend.

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Take Us Out to the Ball Game!

Take us out to the ball game!

On Thursday April 26, students from Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center enjoyed a minor league baseball game with their families and friends. To participate, students read 10 books at home and kept a list on a bookmark. When the list was completed, students received two baseball tickets to see the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Prior to the baseball game, Rocky Bluewinkle made a visit to Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center to get everyone excited!

Rocky’s Reading Challenge offered by the Blue Rocks in partnership with the Delaware State Education Association. This program is designed to show kids that reading can be both fun and rewarding. Nearly 200 area schools signed up for Rocky’s Reading Challenge last season, which means that approximately 30,000 students read their way to Blue Rocks tickets. Information about the program can be found at

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Hats on Parade!

Students at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center had the opportunity to make one of their stories come to life. After reading the story, “Zara’s Hats,” about a little girl who saves her fathers hat shop by creating unique and interesting hats, students brought their own hats to life.

Mrs. Howanski’s class had an awesome time using all sorts of materials to complete their hats. The U-Pod held a parade to highlight all of the hard work the students put into their hats.

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STEM Program Set to Start

Stem students working together to complete a task. During a STEM activity, students use a hands-on approach to figuring out how to complete a task using materials and a set of guidelines.

On Thursday, April 5, students began their journey through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center.

For nine weeks, the students will be exploring pushes and pulls while manipulating materials to accomplish each task. Through the STEM process, students will plan, execute, change or modify, and write about their completed project. Each week, students will bring home their finished product to show their families and explain the materials they used to be successful and why.

Each session will last one hour, and our STEM teachers have sent home information with additional information regarding the program.

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The Stars Aligned For The Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center

The stars in the night sky are captivating. They are intriguing. They are fascinating. And the students at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center experienced a starry night and so much more. On February 22 and February 23, Ms. Denise Vacca brought the universe to school via a portable planetarium.

Students gazed into outer space and learned about planets, stars, and constellations. From their enthusiasm, it seemed as though the constellation, Leo the Lion was a fan favorite. He had an amazing resemblance to a friendly lion the students all know as Langley the Lion!

The planetarium served as a fantastic culminating activity to the school’s Earth Science curriculum, and the students were excited to respond to questions and share their knowledge about the planets and stars during Ms. Vacca’s presentation.

What an out of this world experience!

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