Message from the Principal, Kerry Ford
April 7, 2017
Dear Increase Miller Families,
As we prepare for our spring recess, I would like to provide you with some updates and reminders during this busy season.
On April 3rd, you should have received a Connect Ed communication regarding the class placement process. If you wish to provide us with insights about your child, including strengths and needs, please complete the Optional Parent Input Form available via Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Directions were provided in the Connect Ed message. The online parent form must be completed by Friday, April 21st.
Envision Math Program
This past week you should have received the District’s e-newsletter with an article about our new math program spotlighting on Ms. Fahy’s fourth grade classroom. Please check it out to learn more about the components of the program. http://www.klschools.org/groups/51626/headlines_and_stories/elementary_math_program
Please check out our school website, http://imes.klschools.org/home to read about our most recent assembly your child attended relating to our Kind, Responsible, and Safe theme and Mindfulness, a school wide Compact Team initiative.
Arrival - Drop off Loop
As a reminder, if you are dropping your child off in the morning, please pull your car all the way up to the stop sign in the circle and have your child get out on the curb side only. This will help keep your child safe and allow the drop off system to run more smoothly. You may also park in visitor parking by the gym if you wish to escort your child to the door. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
April 10 – April 14 Spring Recess
Monday, April 17 Student Day Reinstated (Weather Reserve #2)
Wednesday, April 26th 5th Grade Parent Orientation at 7 p.m. JJMS Theatre
May 2, 3, and 4 NY State Math Assessments in Grades 3, 4, and 5
Friday, May 5 Parent Portal Opens for Interims
Wednesday, May 10 PTA Meeting/9:30 a.m. Superintendent’s Budget Presentation
Wednesday, May 17 5th Grade Play “The Wizard of Oz”, 7:00 p.m.
We hope you enjoy quality time with your family during the holiday and spring recess.
Kerry Ford & Andy Galotti
Upcoming Events **Click the calendar icon to the right for monthly view
NYS Math Testing Gr. 3-8Katonah - Lewisboro School District
Community SAGA MeetingKatonah - Lewisboro School District
Board of Education Meeting
7:00 p.m. - Anticipated Executive Session
7:30 p.m. - Public Session John Jay High School, LibraryKatonah - Lewisboro School District
Parent Portal Opens for Elem Interim ReportsElem School Events
Special Voter Registration
9:00 a.m. District Office, Conference RoomKatonah - Lewisboro School District
7pm Parent Council Candidates' NightKatonah - Lewisboro School District
NYSESLAT Listening, Reading, WritingKatonah - Lewisboro School District
7pm Learning CafeKatonah - Lewisboro School District
9:30am IMES PTA Meeting - Budget PresentationIMES Events
Annual Budget Vote & ElectionPolls Open: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Polling Locations: Increase Miller Elementary School, Katonah Elementary School & Meadow Pond Elementary SchoolKatonah - Lewisboro School District
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.
Welcome to the Earth Balloon!
Focus on Mindfulness
Students participated in a assembly about mindfulness--a special program planned by the school’s Character Education Committee.
The assembly began with a short film of children speaking candidly about stress and the techniques they use to relax. Third grader Sophia Cheng read "Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun" aloud. Mrs. Gratz and Dr. Weschler led simple breathing and relaxation exercises, and led to children to reflect on their self-worth and the goodness in others.
"I feel happy. I feel calm. I feel good," the children noticed at the end. MORE.
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
For information about the May 9 Learning Cafe, please see the Superintendent's letter HERE. Please note the registration deadline is Monday May 1. Thank you.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
Click here for the District's current e-newsletter.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
K-L Empowered Resources
K-L Empowered--Understanding the Path to Substance Misuse and AddictionKatonah - 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