The Very Hungry Kindergarteners

The Very Hungry Kindergartener

On the first day of Kindergarten, a bus pulls up on Center Street full of students eager and excited for the first day of Kindergarten. They bounced off of the bus and hurried in the doors of the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center.

They started to look for knowledge!

In the first couple of months they found the alphabet, letter sounds, numbers, and a trip to the apple orchard.

Next, they found a whole school pajama party with the Polar Express on a huge paper screen and an assembly about holidays all over the world.

In the winter they had an awesome arctic adventure. Boy, was it cold! The Antarctic and the Arctic set the stage for learning about the polar region right in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. They were still hungry.

In March, the hungry kindergartners found themselves in the balcony of The Grand Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. The audience that filled the seats was attentive, excited, and engaged. They were still hungry.

They went on through the year learning as much as they could. In May, they started the ABC Countdown. Easy as pie to the students who have been on their journey for months, they imagined, played, danced, and so much more all the way to Z!

As the countdown came to a close, the students were entertained by a storyteller, Clem Bowen, a Candyland Dance, a larger than life zoo, and a farewell celebration for the memory books.

Alas, students were full of kindergarten experiences. They boarded their buses for the last time as the faculty and staff waved their final goodbyes. They were off to continue their journey and look for more yummy learning in first grade!

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Kindergarten Center Gets Ready for Farewell Celebrations

Join us this week as the students perform for everyone and

demonstrate just how much fun they had learning at

Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center this year!

U-Pod: Tuesday June 6th 2:00 pm in the APR

M-Pod: Wednesday June 7th 2:00 pm in the APR

P-Pod: Thursday June 8th 2:00 pm in the APR

This is a show you will not want to miss!

Kids dressed in cat hats and paper converse! Mrs. Drago’s class practices their performance of Pete the Cat!
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PA Department of Health Updates Immunization Policy

In March 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health amended its regulations regarding school immunizations. These regulations take effect August 1, 2017 and will impact students for the 2017-2018 school year. The amendments will affect many students in the Kennett Consolidate School District and any student who is not in compliance by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.

Changes taking effect:

  1. The deadline for immunization verification is now the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, August 28th 2017. Previously, school administrators could work with students and families until well into the school year before a student faced exclusion. This is no longer the case. Any student who has not provided proof of immunization by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.
  2. Any student who has only received 3 doses of the polio vaccination will need a 4th dose by August 28, 2017. This amendment could affect students of any grade.
  3. For students entering the 7th grade, vaccinations remain the same (Tdap & Meningitis Vaccines), but are now subject to the new deadline of August 28, 2017.
  4. Seniors in the 2017-2018 school year will now need a meningitis vaccine by August 28, 2017. This is the second of two meningitis vaccines that are required for students.

Letters will be mailed to students informing them of their status. If you have any questions regarding where your child stands, you can contact your school’s nurse before June 14.

  • Bancroft Elementary – Ms. Maureen Orlando, or 610-925-5715
  • Greenwood Elementary – Mrs. Tricia Harlan, or 610-388-5993
  • Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center – Mrs. Kelly Hostetler, or 610-444-6285
  • New Garden Elementary – Ms. Patricia Body, or 610-268-6903
  • Kennett Middle School – Mrs. Diane Shannon, or 610-268-5874
  • Kennett High School – Mrs. Kathleen Eginton, or 610-444-6615 OR Ms. Jane Heemer, or 610-444-6615

After June 14, if you have any questions, please contact Diane Shannon, RNC, MSN, School Health Coordinator at

If you do not have access to health insurance, contact the Chester County Health Department:

313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380

The medical certificate must be signed by a physician, certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) or physician assistant (PA). If the child will be receiving the immunizations from the Chester County Health Department or other public health department, a public health official may sign the medical certificate.

Again, any student who is not up to date by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.

New Vaccine Requirements 2017 – English

New Vaccine Requirements 2017 -Spanish

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Students Read Their Way to the Blue Rocks

In April, students at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center were given a challenge with an awesome reward! The challenge: Read ten books. The awesome reward: A FREE ticket to a Wilmington Blue Rocks game! Ninety students at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center accepted the challenge and earned their tickets. The stadium was lively with students, their families, and teachers. It was definitely a night the students will remember for a long time to come.

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The ABC Countdown is Here!

The Last 26 School Days!

Dear MDLKC Families,

Believe it or not, the school year is coming to an end! Everyone has worked very hard during the past nine months and we are so proud! During the last 26 days of school, each class will be participating in the ABC Countdown! Each school day will have a different activity depending on the letter of the day. Your child may need to bring or wear certain things on various days (those days are underlined). This sheet will help your child remember what day in the countdown we are on. We hope your child enjoys his/her last days of kindergarten!

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

The Kindergarten Teachers

*Please note that some of these activities are subject to change.

*Participation is not required.


May 4


Bring something that begins with the letter your teacher gives you


May 5

Bubbles Day

We will blow bubbles outside


May 8

Colorful Day

Wear your favorite color clothing


May 9

Drop Everything and Dance Day

We will do lots of fun dances – put on your dancing shoes


May 10

Exercise Day

We will do exercises – wear comfortable clothing and sneakers


May 11

Free Fun Day

You will be able to choose your activity


May 12

Game Day

Bring a board game to play with your friends


May 15

Hawaiian Day

Wear your favorite Hawaiian clothes


May 17

Ice Cream Day

We will have a special ice cream treat


May 18

Jump and Juggle Day

We will practice jumping and juggling


May 19

Kindness Day

We will show kindness today by writing nice notes


May 22

Laugh Day

Bring your best joke to share


May 23

Music Day

We will listen and make music


May 24

Number Day

Wear a shirt with your favorite number on it


May 25

Outside Day

We will spend some extra time outside today


May 26

Picnic Day

We will eat lunch outside – bring a bag lunch


May 30

Quiet Day

We will use whisper voices all day


May 31

Rainbow Reading Day

Bring your favorite book and wear rainbow colored outfit


June 1

Sports Day

Wear your favorite sports team shirt


June 2

T-Shirt Day

Wear your Langley Lion T-Shirt to show your school pride


June 5

U.S.A. Day

Wear red, white, and blue


June 6

Video Day

We will watch a short movie


June 7

Weather Day

We will have a presentation about weather


June 8


Recess Day

We will spend extra time outside


June 9

Yearbook Day

We will make and sign “yearbooks”

Monday, June 12

Zoo Day

We will learn about zoo animals

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Teacher Receives Top Honors

On Friday, April 21, students danced their way into the multi-purpose room excited to see Langley the Lion and Principal Mrs. April Reynolds at our April Spirit Assembly! Everything seemed normal as Mrs. Reynolds started the morning with a message and the students learned a song about Earth Day. Then, Mrs. Reynolds continued the slideshow and the logo for the Citadel Federal Credit Union appeared on the screen.

AT that point, Ms. Theresa Stringer of Citadel entered the multi-purpose room and Mrs. Reynolds announced that a teacher at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center was a finalist in Citadel’s Teacher of the Year Award contest!

Ms. Stringer explained that each year the credit union reaches out to the community to nominate teachers who are deserving of this recognition. Community members write letters explaining why their nominee would make the best recipient. “It is said that everything you need to know you learn in Kindergarten,” read Ms. Stringer.

Then moment came for the big reveal – the 2017 finalist for the Kennett Consolidated School District is Mrs. Jeri Ramagnano! Mrs. Ramagnano will represent the Kennett Consolidated School District at a luncheon with other finalists from around Chester County.

The teachers and staff at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center are extremely proud of Mrs. Ramagnano!

Mrs. Jeri Ramagnano is announced as the finalist for KCSD! Mrs. Jeri Ramagnano, Superintendent Dr. Barry Tomasetti, and Mrs. April Reynolds after the award presentation.
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Spring Break is Here!

Wishing all of our Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center families a great week! Make sure you take time to play outside and read a lot of awesome books.

We look forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces Monday, April 17, 2017. We can’t wait to hear about all of the adventures you take though the books you read.

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Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center Sets the Stage!

What do you get when you have 305 students, 54 staff members, 6 buses, and a stage play called A Year With Frog and Toad?” A DAY TO REMEMBER FOR EVERYONE!

Around eleven a.m. on Thursday, March 9, excitement exuded from the doors of the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center! Students scurried in their lines to six different buses. Chatting the whole way to the theater through scenic Southern Chester County the students were buzzing about barns, animals, landmarks, and more! As we pulled into downtown Wilmington, Delaware, the students gasped at all of the different buildings, pointed out the cool vehicles, and waved to visitors they saw as we reached our destination.

Students, teachers, and staff were escorted into the theater by the ushers. As the students entered, their eyes were filled with amazement as they gazed at the majestic Copeland Hall that seats 1,200. Sounds of upbeat music, melodic conversation between Frog and Toad, and laughter from young theater goers filled the air. It wasn’t long before students from all over joined in on the show by clapping along to the music. Students were mesmerized by the actors, their roles, and their performance. Students could be seen clapping, singing along, and dancing in their plush, fold up chairs.

This day is one that students will remember for the rest of their lives. This adventure will long live in the memories of the adults as well. It will be known as, “The day Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center went to the theater!”

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2016-2017 Calendar Revision

As a result of schools being closed because of inclement weather on February 9 and March 14, 2017, the last student day for the 2016-2017 school year will now be Monday, June 12, 2017. Any additional inclement weather days make-up days will be added to the end of the calendar.

Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule Revision

Parent/teacher conferences for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, will be held as scheduled. Those that were canceled on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017, will be made up as follows:

Kindergarten and Elementary Schools – Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with kindergarten students dismissed at 12:05 p.m. and elementary students dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Middle School – Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with students dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 20 will be a full day of school for Kennett Middle School students.

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