IMES Kindergarten Orientation
IMES Kindergarten Orientation February 22, 7:00 p.m. Looking Forward to seeing you!
February 24, 2017
Dear Increase Miller Families,
We have had many special events during the month of February. Kindergarteners and first graders celebrated the 100th day of school with many hands-on learning activities. First graders were excited to explore the jungle themed classrooms and made connections to 100, and our Kindergartners traveled around to different stations counting, building, and creating representations of 100. Thank you to all teachers and parent volunteers for making this experience fun and educational for our children.
Musically, there were many enriching experiences. Students and parents enjoyed the band, string and chorus concerts led by Ms. Spaeth and Mrs. Kirshenbaum, and students in grades 1-5 participated in the percussion residency coordinated by Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Butler, our general music teachers. Jonathan Sprout also stopped by to perform songs for the second graders about American Heroes.
Our Science Fair was another popular event at IMES this year. K-5 scientists shared their research and investigations and proudly showcased their work for families during the evening event. The next day all of our students had an opportunity to visit the exhibits with their class. We would like to thank David Fried and all the volunteers for making this celebration of learning a success!
A Harlem Wizard also visited us and hosted two assemblies. Not only were the children entertained, but they learned about perseverance and commitment as the Wizard talked about his physical limitations and how he returned to the sport he loved.
Some of our third graders finally got to visit Caramoor after two snow disruptions. As part of the social studies curriculum, students learned about Chinese art and culture.
As we approach the month of March, we look forward to other engaging events. PARP (Pick A Reading Partner) begins next week and our PARP committee has planned special days and activities. During the next week, you will be receiving information and a calendar via the Eagle Express and backpack mail. Please take a look at the information so that you and your child participate both in and out of school.
We are also looking forward to the fourth grade art exhibit titled Mystery of Mattisse on Wednesday, March 8th. This project is a collaboration between IMES and the Katonah Museum of Art. Mr. Spencer Eldridge, IM’s art teacher, has been leading the children in creating original works and our fourth grade teachers worked closely with KMA to write poetry reflecting their artwork. Fourth grade families have been invited to attend student presentations and walk the gallery at Increase Miller. Please contact Mr. Eldridge at email@example.com if you are available to volunteer your time to prepare for the exhibit.
During the PTA and Principal’s Coffee scheduled for Wednesday, March 22nd, our Director of Technology, Ahuna Akoma, will lead a presentation about internet safety. You will also learn about the curriculum taught to our students in school.
At this time, I would also like to make families aware that we have some children who cannot be photographed or video recorded as per the media permission form. Please be mindful of this when taking pictures or video and posting to social media in the future.
Saturday, February 25th BOE Saturday Budget Presentation
March 1 –March 31 Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) –see calendar for events
Thursday, March 2nd PARP Assembly – JJHS students perform books for our K-5 students
Friday, March 3rd PTA Spelling Bee
Friday, March 10th Elementary Progress Reports on the Parent Portal
March 28th – 30th NY State ELA Assessments in Grades 3, 4, and 5
Friday, April 7 Student Day Reinstated
April 10 – April 14 Spring Break
Wednesday, April 26th Grade 5 Parent Orientation at 7 p.m. – JJMS
We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Kerry Ford & Andy Galotti
8:30 a.m. - Public Session John Jay High School, Library
At last night’s Board of Education meeting the administration presented its proposed budget for 2017-2018. Included is a proposal regarding transportation and school start and end times. More information about this proposal can be found in the Superintendent’s Proposed Budget. See page 5 of the document (page 8 of the PDF).
This proposal will be discussed in more detail at our March 9th Board of Education meeting.
We are pleased to announce that after almost two years of looking for a tenant for Lewisboro Elementary School, the KLSD Board of Education has reached a tentative agreement with the Town of Lewisboro to rent approximately 20% of the vacant school's space for use as town offices and police headquarters. MORE.
Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.
Your District Nurses would like to remind you that it's flu season! To help prevent the spread of the flu, remember to:
Wash hand frequently
Keep hands away from your face and mouth
Stay home if you are sick
Get a flu shot!
Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.
First graders entered a jungle of fun to celebrate their 100th day of school!
With passports and pith helmets, the children checked out Mongoose’s Roadmap, Millipede’s Mystery Jars, Wild about Reading, Hidden in the Jungle, Jungle Jim’s Shoe Sort, Monkey Heads or Tails, Python Puzzles, and so much more. PHOTOS.
(Safari) hats off to first grade parents for a fabulous time!
One morning last week, students took turns hanging from wide silk ribbons and a lyra in the Increase Miller Elementary School gym.
They were the fifth grade book club exploring the context of their most recent book, Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley.
Students were guided by Ms. Hoffman, the school librarian, who is also an aerial artist. MORE.