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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U-6 Solves a Mystery!

The 100th day of school is always a festive event at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center. This year, students in Miss Jennifer Daveler’s kindergarten classroom had an extra special day. They walked to the classroom as kindergartners and they entered as detectives!

Miss Daveler gathered the students in the library and gave them their mission.

“Boys and girls, Zero the Hero came to our school today to help us make 100. He was in our classroom helping me get ready and I turned around and he was gone! I have missions we need to complete in order to earn clues! Each clue will get us closer to finding Zero the Hero!”

As students completed their missions, they earned a word. Each word was a missing piece to sentence where Zero could be found.

The sentence they completed read, “Zero the Hero is where you like to play.” At the end of the day students found their missing hero, Zero, making 100th day a day students will not soon forget!

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Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center Students Today, Veterinarians Tomorrow

This past week, students welcomed Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center parent Dr. Marie-Eve Fecteau, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM to speak about her career as a veterinarian. As students made their way into the viewing area, it was clear they were just as excited to learn about veterinary medicine as she was to teach it. As the lights dimmed, and Dr. Fecteau made her way to the front of the room, students sat quietly, ready to learn all about a day-in-a-life of a veterinarian.Presenter standing in front of student audience.

During the presentation, Dr. Fecteau explained all of the different things a veterinarian can do. She shared stories of caring for small and large animals, zoo animals, and fish. She also explained how veterinarians conduct research and educate others on how to best care for animals. Students asked questions and were eager to share stories about their own pets as well.

“I am hopeful that students will take away many things from my presentation,” says Dr. Fecteau. “I wanted students to know that being a veterinarian is a really fun and rewarding job! Most importantly, I want them to know that they too can also become a veterinarian if they love animals.”

Dr. Fecteau has been a veterinarian for almost 18 years. After graduating from the University of Montreal, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, she completed an internship at the University of Montreal and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of California-Davis. In 2004, she accepted a position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where she currently works today.

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