Message from the Principal, Kerry Ford
March 21, 2017
Dear Increase Miller Families,
Yesterday was the first day of spring despite the remaining snow on the ground! At this point in the year, I think everyone is looking forward to warmer temperatures, especially the children.
We have some exciting educational opportunities this week at IMES for both students and families. This Wednesday, March 22nd, 9:30 a.m., our Director of Technology, Ahunna Akoma, will lead a presentation about internet safety during the PTA/ Principal’s Coffee. Additionally, Mrs. Juli Hoffman, our library media specialist, will highlight some of the digital citizenship lessons taught in our K-5 program. We hope this information will help you better support and guide your children at home.
During the month of March, we are continuing to recognize PARP (Pick A Reading Partner). Our Reading Under the Stars event will take place on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. On Thursday and Friday of this week, all K-5 students will participate in a “Book Swap” in the library. When visiting us, also be sure to check out our bulletin board across from the main office titled PARP 2017 Good Books, Good Times. Students submitted illustrations or photographs of them reading in some of their favorite and/or silly places. Finally, if you are looking for book recommendations for your children, be sure to visit our library website http://imes.klschools.org/groups/7043/imes_library/book_recommendations as the children themselves identified must reads!
Next Monday, March 27 we will be having school assemblies related to mindfulness as planned by our school’s Character Education Committee. Students will reflect on their own self-worth and recognize the goodness in others. Our students will also learn about mindful breathing and relaxation techniques. Our Compact Team is also focusing on mindfulness as a theme this year. Any parent who is interested in joining our Compact Team, please feel free to join us this Friday, March 24th at 8:30 a.m.
March 28th – 30th NY State ELA Assessments in Grades 3, 4, and 5
Friday, April 7 Student Day Reinstated (Weather Reserve #1)
April 10 – April 14 Spring Recess
Monday, April 17 Student Day Reinstated (Weather Reserve #2)
May 2, 3, and 4 NY State Math Assessments in Grades 3, 4, and 5
Friday, May 5. Parent Portal Opens for Interims 10-14
We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Kerry Ford & Andy Galotti
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NYS ELA Testing Gr. 3-8Katonah - Lewisboro School District
7 pm Prevention Awareness EventKatonah - Lewisboro School District
District Office, Conference RoomKatonah - Lewisboro School District
Community SAGA MeetingKatonah - Lewisboro School District
Board of Education Meeting7:30 p.m. - Public Session John Jay High School, LibraryKatonah - Lewisboro School District
SCHOOL IS NOW IN SESSION (1st Weather Reserve Day)Katonah - Lewisboro School District
Spring RecessKatonah - Lewisboro School District
SCHOOL IS NOW IN SESSION (2nd Weather Reserve Day)Katonah - Lewisboro School District
A Celebration of Creativity
Students’ creativity was celebrated with The Mystery of Matisse--poetry readings and an art show.
All fourth graders visited the Matisse Drawings exhibit at Katonah Museum of Art, then worked with Pam Hart, the museum’s writer-in-residence, to craft poetry inspired by Matisse’s line drawings. They also created paper cut-out collages in the style of Matisse’s later years with Mr. Spencer Eldridge, IMES art teacher.
The Mystery of Matisse
learning from art
Fifth graders went to the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, with Spencer Eldridge, District Art Teacher.
The students focused on the themes of science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math through the lens of the Aldrich’s current exhibitions, through close observation, group discussion, and hands on activities. MORE PHOTOS.
Science Fair 2017
Over one hundred students participated in the 2017 Science Fair, submitting over fifty projects ranging from "Extracting DNA from Strawberries" and "Does Adding Salt to Pasta Make it Cook Faster" to Why Don't Oceans Freeze Like Lakes and Ponds." Congratulations to all participants. MORE PHOTOS.
Students Explore Percussion
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KLSD Considers School Start Time Changes
KLSD is considering modifications to each of its five schools’ start and end times for the 2017-18 school year. These changes have ramifications on school bus transportation and require an increase to the Transportation Department’s budget. We will have a presentation at the March 9 Board of Education meeting to further explore this alternative. That meeting will take place in John Jay High School’s cafeteria at 7:30 pm.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
Requests for Transportation to Non-Public Schools Due April 1
All requests for transportation to non-public schools for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted by April 1, 2017.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
District Pleased to Announce Cooperative Venture with the Town of Lewisboro
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.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
District Offices Have Moved
Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
Driver's Ed Information
Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days!
“WILD” About the 100th Day of School
First graders entered a jungle of fun to celebrate their 100th day of school! PHOTOS.