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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Monday Morning Message in a Minute:

    Remember, there are no late buses.  Late bus service has ended for the year.

    Including today we have only 4 days left in the marking period.  Teachers must submit verification of their final grades by 3:00 PM on June 16th.  It’s absolutely crunch time.  Make sure that you have submitted any outstanding work.

    Today’s message is:

    In the aftermath of the horrific murders in Orlando over the weekend, let us all resolve to spread a message of love, respect, and concern for all humanity. 

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.

    Student Film Fest Winners!

    Kenmore was well represented at this weekend’s film festival.  KMS Award winning filmmakers, Lena Smith, Antonio Martin, and Zahria Hernandez came home with 2 Golds, 2 Silvers, and 2 scholarships! Way 2 Go!  Kenmore is very proud of their efforts.  More information will follow about this event. 

    Kenmore Spirit Week—Rise and Shout, the Cougars are Out!

    Tuesday—Hat Day

    Wednesday—Twin Day

    Thursday—Kenmore or College Day Gear

    Friday—PJ Day

    Kenmore Wrestlers:

    Congratulations to Vincent Galang for placing first in a regional tournament and to Joel Cardozo for placing third.  This was a strong showing against Northern Virginia competition and is a sign of even greater things to come in high school!

    Important Dates:

    Tuesday, June 21st—Activity Day

    Wednesday, June 22nd—8th Grade Promotion

    Thursday, June 23rd—Last Day of School

    Friday, June 24th—Report Cards Mailed Home

    Important 8th Grade Dates

    8th Grade Dinner/Dance Promotion Party Friday, June 17th; 6:30-10:00

    8th Grade Lunch Cruise Tuesday, June 21st

    8th Grade PROMOTION Wednesday, June 22nd 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Monday, June 6, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Monday Morning Message in a Minute:

    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can’t refuse it. Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it. But it’s up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it. Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

    Happy Ramadan to our students and families and staff members who observe this holiday.

    Including today we have 9 days left in the 4th marking period. Teachers must submit verification of their graders by 3:00 PM on June 16th. Students, make sure that you have submitted any outstanding work.

    Today’s Monday Morning Message is—Plan for Safety!

    With summer approaching and the excitement that the end of the school year brings, everyone is reminded to remain safe and aware of your surroundings as you travel throughout the county. APS put out a recent SchoolTalk communication that included these important reminders--

    Please remind your students to:

    • Always report all incidents immediately to an adult (parent, principal, teacher, resource officer) whenever something occurs that makes them feel unsafe.
    • Be aware of their surroundings.
    • Don’t wear devices that block their hearing or seeing.
    • Avoid talking to, engaging with or answering questions to passersby or strangers.
    • Always walk or bicycle with at least one friend in well-lit areas.
    • Use a cell phone, if available, to call for help.  (If students have cell phones, families should make sure that emergency numbers are programmed into the phone so these numbers can be dialed quickly. Also, remind your students that the cell phone should not be used during class time at school.)

    Please notify the police as well as the school of any incidents that occurs. Working together, all of us can help to insure that our students have a safe community in which they can continue to grow and learn.

    Late Buses--

    This is the last week for late buses. In fact, Thursday, June 9th, is the last day for late buses. Now that the weather is warm, please make sure that you have plans for after school. Think safety as you move to and from school. Remember to look out for the others and take care of one another. Together we make our school and our community and safe and wonderful place.

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute!

    Thank You for Supporting FocusFest 2016!

    Thank you to everyone who came out to support Kenmore for FocusFest 2016! We had great participation and performances by the Kenmore Community. From demonstration lessons to talent showcases, it was a great evening. Thank you especially to our Focus Coordinator, Ms. Shauna Dyer, for leading the effort, and for the many Kenmore Faculty, Staff, and Fans who made it a special event for our students and families.

    8th Grade Boat Trip:

    We are 90% toward our goal! Please bring Boat Trip money and permission slips in as soon as possible for the 8th Grade Lunch Cruise. Thank you for the generous donations. If you haven’t paid and plan on coming, please turn your money in as soon as you can. Thanks!

    7th Grade Trip:

    Seventh Grade Students are reminded that today is the deadline to turn in your permission form and first payment if you want to go to Cameron Run Great Waves Water Park at the end of school. We must have 50 students by today or we will not have a trip. Please remember to turn in money and permission slips.

    Arlington Student Film Festival

    The Arlington Student Film Festival will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at HB Woodlawn.  The festival is free and everyone is encouraged to attend.  Kenmore has several students who have been names finalists.    Below is the schedule:

     

    9:30-11:30 two rounds of ELEMENTARY FINALISTS ending with Elementary awards.

     

    10:30-12:30 two rounds of MIDDLE SCHOOL FINALISTS ending with Middle School awards (overlapping in two venues)

     

    12:45 KEYNOTE SPEECH and Q&A with APS alum Ginny Mohler, currently in pre-production for her narrative film 'Radium Girls', based on the same documentary research that led her to write Yorktown's recent award-winning play 'The Girls Who Glow.' More info on Radium Girls at http://scienceandfilm.org/articles/2609/nyu-sloan-film-radium-girls-begins-production

     

    11:50-3:00 five rounds of HIGH SCHOOL FINALISTS ending with High School Awards (awards may continue until approximately 3:30). (overlapping in two venues; not conflicting with keynote)

     

    SNACKS AND LUNCH will be for sale throughout the festival.

     

    Important Dates:

    Thursday, June 9th—Last Day for Late Buses

    Thursday, June 9th—Spring Dance Recital

    Tuesday, June 21st—Activity Day

    Wednesday, June 22nd—8th Grade Promotion

    Thursday, June 23rd—Last Day of School

    Friday, June 24th—Report Cards Mailed Home

    Important 8th Grade Dates

    8th Grade Dinner/Dance Promotion Party Friday, June 17th; 6:30-10:00

    8th Grade Lunch Cruise Tuesday, June 21st

    8th Grade PROMOTION Wednesday, June 22nd 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    8th Grade Reminder:

    Please remember to turn in your permission slip and $50 for The Spirit of Washington Lunch Cruise. We need permission slips and money this week, Thursday, June 2nd, to get a ticket count. We need at least 200 participants to reserve the boat, so please turn in your permission slips and money as soon as you can. Thank you to the families who are donating extra money for the trip.

    8th Graders Heading to Yorktown:

    Yorktown Potluck.  There will be a potluck for families of Kenmore 8th graders who are headed to Yorktown in the fall.  The potluck will take place in the Kenmore cafeteria on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30pm.  An administrator from Yorktown will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions that you may have about Yorktown.  Please RSVP  to kenmoreptapresident@gmail.comso we can have accurate numbers.  Also, if you can't make it, you'll receive copies of the hand-outs and any further info from the gathering. 

    After-School Reminder:

    This is a reminder that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult in a school-sponsored activity. Students may not leave campus and return later to the building to catch a late bus. Students in the hallway after school should have a pass. Dismissal for walkers occurs at 3:30 PM and for late bus riders at 4:15 PM. Thanks for planning ahead and for cooperating with the after school expectations.

    School Supply Drive:

    This is a reminder that the Kenmore Check-in Program is running a School Supply Drive. Please turn in any donated school supplies to help the community. Thanks for your support!

    School Supply Kits:

    Why should you order a school supply kit?

    Each kit is what your child’s teacher requested.

    Your child will be ready to go, the first day of school, because the kits are delivered to the school.

    All items are top quality. We ordered from SchoolKidz this year (a subsidiary of Staples).

    Save time and gas! You won’t be elbowing through the mobs of people at Target in August. 

    Visit www.shopttkits.com and use school code number 94031 to get started. They accept major credit cards and PayPal.

    Remember: Order the kit for the grade your student WILL BE IN next fall. Seventh and eighth graders will need calculators and flash drives, which are available on the site as well.

    Missing Eyeglasses:

    If you are missing eyeglasses, please check in the clinic, they may have been turned in.

     

     

    FocusFest 2016 - Friday, June 3, 6-8 p.m.!  Mark your calendar!

    Kenmore's annual FocusFest will take place Friday, June 3, 6-8:00 p.m.  This is an annual arts and technology festival where there will be fun for the entire family!

    There will be hands-on activities for all ages, opportunities for parents to learn more about arts integration instruction and student performances for all to enjoy.  Be sure to join us.  In celebration of 20 years as an Arts and Communications Technology school, our theme is 20 Years:  The Greatest Hits! 

    The event is free and open to the community-bring your family, bring your friends.  Students should attend with an adult. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be for sale in the cafeteria.

     

    FOCUSFEST Schedule

    June 3, 2016

    6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Hands-on Activities, Mini Performances, Displays, Demonstrations and Food for sale (Main Hall)

    6:15-7:30 p.m.

    Arts Integration Demonstration Lessons

    6:15-6:35 p.m.

    • Stain Glass Window Designs in History (Rm. 90/91)
    • Transformations in Math (Rm. 68)

    6:45-7:05 p.m.

    • Physical Graffiti:  Soul Searching and the Poetic Process of Spirit Drawing (Rm. 90/91)
    • Selfie Self Portraits (Rm. 68)

    7:10-7:30 p.m.

    • Portraiture as Biography (Rm. 90/91)
    • Meme Making in Language Arts (Rm. 68)

     

    6:20 p.m.

    Favorite Songs of the Last 20 years (Black Box) 

    6:45 p.m.

    Step Team (Atrium)

    7:00 p.m.

    6th grade Quartet and Kenmore Chamber Ensemble

    7:30-7:40 p.m.

    Transition to Auditorium

    7:40-8:00 p.m.

    Finale in the Auditorium:  The Greatest Hits (Orchestra, Band, Showtime Chorus and Dance)

     

    Important 8th Grade Dates

    8th Grade Dinner/Dance Promotion Party Friday, June 17th; 6:30-10:00

    8th Grade Lunch Cruise Tuesday, June 21st

    8th Grade PROMOTION Wednesday, June 22nd 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, May 27, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Memorial Day:

    Best wishes for a safe and meaningful Memorial Day as we remember those who served and sacrificed for our nation.  Students were reminded of the history and significance of this holiday on this morning’s Principal’s Forum.

    FocusFest:

    Kenmore Middle School will host its annual FocusFest, an arts and technology festival, for the entire family next Friday, June 3 from 6-8:00 p.m.  The evening will be filled with hands-on activities for all ages, opportunities for parents to learn more about arts integration instruction and student performances for all to enjoy.  Be sure to join us for the fun.  In celebration of 20 years as an Arts and Communications Technology school, our theme is 20 Years:  The Greatest Hits!  The event is free and open to the community.  Pizza, drinks and snacks will be for sale in the cafeteria.

    8th Grade Reminder:

    Please remember to turn in your permission slip and $50 for The Spirit of Washington Lunch Cruise.  We need permission slips and money by next week, Thursday, June 2nd, to get a ticket count.  We need at least 200 participants to reserve the boat, so please turn in your permission slips and money as soon as you can.  Thank you to the families who are donating extra money for the trip.

    8th Graders Heading to Yorktown:

    Yorktown Potluck.  There will be a potluck for families of Kenmore 8th graders who are headed to Yorktown in the fall.  The potluck will take place in the Kenmore cafeteria on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30pm.  An administrator from Yorktown will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions that you may have about Yorktown.  Please RSVP  to kenmoreptapresident@gmail.comso we can have accurate numbers.  Also, if you can't make it, you'll receive copies of the hand-outs and any further info from the gathering. 

    After-School Reminder:

    This is a reminder that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult in a school-sponsored activity.  Students may not leave campus and return later to the building to catch a late bus.  Students in the hallway after school should have a pass.  Dismissal for walkers occurs at 3:30 PM and for late bus riders at 4:15 PM.  Thanks for planning ahead and for cooperating with the after school expectations.

    School Supply Drive:

    This is a reminder that the Kenmore Check-in Program is running a School Supply Drive.  Please turn in any donated school supplies to help the community.  Thanks for your support!

    School Supply Kits:

    Why should you order a school supply kit?

    Each kit is what your child’s teacher requested.

    Your child will be ready to go, the first day of school, because the kits are delivered to the school.

    All items are top quality. We ordered from SchoolKidz this year (a subsidiary of Staples).

    Save time and gas! You won’t be elbowing through the mobs of people at Target in August. 

    Visit www.shopttkits.com and use school code number 94031 to get started. They accept major credit cards and PayPal.

    Remember: Order the kit for the grade your student WILL BE IN next fall. Seventh and eighth graders will need calculators and flash drives, which are available on the site as well.

    Missing Eyeglasses:

    If you are missing eyeglasses, please check in the clinic, they may have been turned in.

    Important Dates

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 Scholars King’s Dominion

    Monday, May 30, 2016 No School – Memorial Day

     

    Important 8th Grade Dates

    8th Grade Dinner/Dance Promotion Party Friday, June 17th; 6:30-10:00

    8th Grade Lunch Cruise Tuesday, June 21st

    8th Grade PROMOTION Wednesday, June 22nd  8:30 AM—10:30 AM

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Monday, May 18, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Dr. Word’s Message:

    Beginning at 8:20 this week and for the next 3 weeks we will need the cooperation of every student, teacher and staff member to ensure that the environment is great for testing. We are off to a strong start. Thank you to students and staff members for your support for the first days of testing. The testing calendar has been shared with parents and is also attached to this email. Students should be getting plenty of rest and should eat a healthy breakfast. We are confident we will do well on these assessments. We are asking that students are quiet in the hallways as we test. Let’s build a culture of cooperation. Everyone has a role to play.

    Reminder of Bell Schedule:

    Teachers, please refer to the bell schedule for each day. Check your email for the 2016 SOL Bell Schedule. Students, good luck today on the Math 8 SOL!

    After-School Reminder:

    This is a reminder that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult in a school-sponsored activity. Students may not leave campus and return later to the building to catch a late bus. Students in the hallway after school should have a pass. Dismissal for walkers occurs at 3:30 PM and for late bus riders at 4:15 PM. Thanks for planning ahead and for cooperating with the after school expectations.

    VJAS

    Good luck to the nearly 50 students and Kenmore Faculty who have traveled to the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia to present their science research papers to the Virginia Junior Academy of Science.

    8th Grade Reminders:

    This week 8th Graders will be receiving a permission slip for the Lunch Cruise on The Spirit of Washington. Please turn in the signed permission slip as soon as possible along with payment ($50) for the boat ticket. EXCEL Teachers are collecting the permission slips and money.

    National Junior Honors Society Inductions:

    Please turn in the National Junior Honor Society application process to join our chapter in the box outside of Ms. Crutsinger’s room 367 as soon as possible. Please consider taking advantage of this special opportunity.

    County Track Meet:

    Congratulations to the Kenmore Track Team for placing 2nd in the 2016 Middle School County Track Meet. Great job showing that Cougar PRIDE!

    PTA 5k Rescheduled:

    The PTA 5K is being rescheduled for October, 2016. Registrations will carry forward to the rescheduled date, and reminders will be sent in the fall.

    Missing Eyeglasses:

    If you are missing eyeglasses, please check in the clinic, they may have been turned in.

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Math 8 SOL

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Recognition of Support Staff of the Year for APS

    (Tommy Baugh) and Teacher of the Year for Kenmore (Michelle Lombard)

    Thursday, May 19, 2016, SOLs Math 7 & 8–EXPLORERS/NAVIGATORS/FLIERS

    Thursday, May 19, 2016 Check-In School Board Recognition for Community Service (7:30PM)

    Friday, May 20, 2016, SOLs Reading 8 – STARS & COMETS

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016, National Junior Honor Society Inductions, 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 Scholars King’s Dominion

    Monday, May 30, 2016 No School – Memorial Day

     

    Important 8th Grade Dates:

    8th Grade Dinner/Dance Promotion Party Friday, June 17th; 6:30-10:00

    8th Grade Lunch Cruise Tuesday, June 21st

    8th Grade PROMOTION Wednesday, June 22nd 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

     

    Summer School Reminder:

    The deadline for MS enrichment courses at SS was extended to June 10th (registration was to close May 6th).  These courses are for students who are not struggling in their courses currently and who are likely to pass the SOL.  This information will be going out to your DOCs shortly.  Here is an outline of what is available:

     

    MS SS Enrichment Courses – Deadline Extended to June 10th

     

    Jumpstart to Algebra (10958)

    Introduction to Algebra (13102)

    This is for students who have a C or above in Math 6 and will go into Math 7 or Math 8 for 7th Graders next year.

    This is for students who have a C or above in Math 7, Math 7 for 6th, or Math 8 for 7th who will be going into Algebra or Algebra, Intensified next year.

    Deadline:  June 10thThere is no late registration for this course.

    Fee:  $347 or $77 reduced

    Deadline:  June 10thThere is no late registration for this course.

    Fee:  $347 or $77 reduced

     

    Below is information on other courses available to current middle school students.  There are no changes below.

     

    MS SS Make Up & Strengthening Courses

     

    Math 6 (13110)

    Math 7 (13111)

    Math 8 (13112)

    This is for students with a D or an E in Math 6 or who fail the SOL.

    This is for students with a D or an E in Math 7 or who fail the SOL.

    This is only for students who have an E for the year.  No other students may take this course.  It is housed at the HS program.

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

     

    HILT Math Level 1 (10785)

    HILT Math 7 Readiness (10886)*

    HILT Math 8 & Algebra Readiness (13110)*

    This is for newly arrived HILT A students with limited academic backgrounds.

    This is for students who will take mainstream Math 7 next year.*

    This is for students who will take mainstream Math 8 at the MS next year or who will take Algebra in grade 9 next year.*

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    *Students in the ESOL program who have done well in the mainstream math classes this year should be enrolled in

    Math 6, Math 7, Jumpstart to Algebra, and Introduction to Algebra.

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Friday, May 13, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Kenmore 5K and PTA Sponsorships.

    We need just 23 more sign-ups!

    The Kenmore 5K will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 9am in Bluemont Park. You can register at:  http://kenmore5k.itsyourrace.com - if you need a hard copy of the registration form, email kenmoreptapresident@gmail.com.  The form should also be attached to this email. Kenmore’s famous baskets as well as other items will be raffled off at the 5K.  If you would like to be a sponsor of the PTA, please contact kenmoreptapresident@gmail.com for the form.  Supporters ($100) or higher will be publicized at the 5K.  Thank you for your support.

    READY Coalition Meeting at Kenmore:

    Arlington’s READY Coalition to reduce teen alcohol and drug use, the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, and the Arlington Department of Human Services – Child and Family Services invites you to learn to more about (see attached flyer):

     

    Signs of youth substance use - what to be aware of and look for

    Tips for talking to middle schoolers about substance use, ways to help them stay safe

    Arlington’s Second Chance substance abuse education and intervention program

     

    Monday, May 16th, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

    Kenmore Middle School Black Box Theater 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington

    REGISTER: www.readycoalition.org

    Kenmore Spring Concert Series Continues Tonight:

    Please come on out for tonight’s Kenmore Orchestra concert. The music starts at 7:00 PM and is free. Tomorrow is the Kenmore Band concert. Thanks for your support!

    National Junior Honors Society Inductions:

    It is time to start the process for National Junior Honor Society inductions. Over the next two days, some students will receive a letter from the National Junior Honor Society to start the application process to join our chapter. If you are interested, please complete the application and turn it in to the box outside of Ms. Crutsinger’s room 367 by Tuesday, May 17th. Please consider taking advantage of this special opportunity.

    Cougar PRIDE:

    Here are the PRIDE winners- Kevin, Sandoval, Brandon Escobar, Grisel Antezana, Edgardo Escobar Santos, Hassan Khan, and Hannah McComis.

    Congratulations! Remember to go to room 351 to select your prices. Congratulations also to the following teachers—Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Price, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Monma, Ms. Herrera, Mr. Vital, and Ms. Loriz. Teachers whose coupons are selected receive a visit from the PRIDE breakfast cart at the end of the 4th Quarter. Thank you, everybody, for following Kenmore’s PRIDE expecations!

    Virginia PTA and Arlington Film Festival:

    Congratulations to Lena Smith for her Award of Excellence from the Virginia PTA for her film interpretation of “Let Your Imagination Fly.” Great Job, Lee!

    Kenmore also has four films from three student groups accepted to the Arlington Student Film Festival. Congratulations to Zahira Hernandez, Lena Smith, Antonio Martin, and Daniel Brancattie. We may have other submissions accepted.

    WyldLife Club:

    WyldLife Club will meet today in the Blackbox.

    School Supplies Drive:

    Bring in School Supplies for Check-In’s community service project. Check-In is sponsoring a School Supply Drive. Bring in common school supplies like paper, pencils, binders, pencil pouches, and spiral notebooks to donate to students. Thanks for your support!

    County Track Meet:

    Kenmore student athletes did very well in yesterday’s county track meet with multiple students placing in events. Thank you to the coaches, athletes, and Kenmore sports fans for your support and hard work.

    Kenmore Hosts Plastic Paradise:

    On May 16, Kenmore will host ACE’s showing of the documentary “Plastic Paradise” From 2:30- 4:15 in the Kenmore Auditorium.

    Kenmore Spring Concert Series:

    Come on out for the final music concert. Tonight Kenmore’s Band will perform starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is free and it’s a great chance to hear some fabulous musicians. Thanks to the Kenmore Chorus and Orchestra for their great concerts this week. The Arts are alive at Kenmore!

    Words Alive:

    This is the last week of our Words Alive giveaway. EXCEL students, please participate for another chance to win a signed copy of BOOKED by K. Alexander. The winner will be announced on Tuesday of next week. Good luck!

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 PTA Meeting Library7:00

    Friday, May 13, 2016 Band Concert 7:00 PM 

    Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Music Assembly

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path! 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM 

    Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Girls on the Run

    Monday, May 16, 2016 SOL Math 6 & & (Visionaries) 8:30 AM

    Monday, May 16, 2016 Screening of Plastic Paradise 2:35 p.m., Auditorium

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Math 8 SOL

    Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. 5K Run

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016, National Junior Honor Society Inductions, 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 Scholars King’s Dominion

     

    Important 8th Grade Dates:

    8th Grade Dinner/Dance Promotion Party Friday, June 17th; 6:30-10:00

    8th Grade Lunch Cruise Tuesday, June 21st

    8th Grade PROMOTION Wednesday, June 22nd 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

     

     

    Summer School Reminder:

    The deadline for MS enrichment courses at SS was extended to June 10th (registration was to close May 6th).  These courses are for students who are not struggling in their courses currently and who are likely to pass the SOL.  This information will be going out to your DOCs shortly.  Here is an outline of what is available:

     

    MS SS Enrichment Courses – Deadline Extended to June 10th

     

    Jumpstart to Algebra (10958)

    Introduction to Algebra (13102)

    This is for students who have a C or above in Math 6 and will go into Math 7 or Math 8 for 7th Graders next year.

    This is for students who have a C or above in Math 7, Math 7 for 6th, or Math 8 for 7th who will be going into Algebra or Algebra, Intensified next year.

    Deadline:  June 10thThere is no late registration for this course.

    Fee:  $347 or $77 reduced

    Deadline:  June 10thThere is no late registration for this course.

    Fee:  $347 or $77 reduced

     

    Below is information on other courses available to current middle school students.  There are no changes below.

     

    MS SS Make Up & Strengthening Courses

     

    Math 6 (13110)

    Math 7 (13111)

    Math 8 (13112)

    This is for students with a D or an E in Math 6 or who fail the SOL.

    This is for students with a D or an E in Math 7 or who fail the SOL.

    This is only for students who have an E for the year.  No other students may take this course.  It is housed at the HS program.

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

     

    HILT Math Level 1 (10785)

    HILT Math 7 Readiness (10886)*

    HILT Math 8 & Algebra Readiness (13110)*

    This is for newly arrived HILT A students with limited academic backgrounds.

    This is for students who will take mainstream Math 7 next year.*

    This is for students who will take mainstream Math 8 at the MS next year or who will take Algebra in grade 9 next year.*

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    Deadline:  June 10th.  Late Registration is June 30.

    Fee:  $100 or $56

    *Students in the ESOL program who have done well in the mainstream math classes this year should be enrolled in

    Math 6, Math 7, Jumpstart to Algebra, and Introduction to Algebra.

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Thursday, May 12, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Kenmore 5K and PTA Sponsorships.

    The Kenmore 5K will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 9am in Bluemont Park. You can register at:  http://kenmore5k.itsyourrace.com - if you need a hard copy of the registration form, email kenmoreptapresident@gmail.com.  The form should also be attached to this email. Kenmore’s famous baskets as well as other items will be raffled off at the 5K.  If you would like to be a sponsor of the PTA, please contact kenmoreptapresident@gmail.com for the form.  Supporters ($100) or higher will be publicized at the 5K.  Thank you for your support.

    READY Coalition Meeting at Kenmore:

    Arlington’s READY Coalition to reduce teen alcohol and drug use, the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, and the Arlington Department of Human Services – Child and Family Services invites you to learn to more about (see attached flyer):

     

    Signs of youth substance use - what to be aware of and look for

    Tips for talking to middle schoolers about substance use, ways to help them stay safe

    Arlington’s Second Chance substance abuse education and intervention program

     

    Monday, May 16th, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

    Kenmore Middle School Black Box Theater 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington

    REGISTER: www.readycoalition.org

    Kenmore Spring Concert Series Continues Tonight:

    Please come on out for tonight’s Kenmore Orchestra concert. The music starts at 7:00 PM and is free. Tomorrow is the Kenmore Band concert. Thanks for your support!

    National Junior Honors Society Inductions:

    It is time to start the process for National Junior Honor Society inductions. Over the next two days, some students will receive a letter from the National Junior Honor Society to start the application process to join our chapter. If you are interested, please complete the application and turn it in to the box outside of Ms. Crutsinger’s room 367 by Tuesday, May 17th. Please consider taking advantage of this special opportunity.

    School Supplies Drive:

    Bring in School Supplies for Check-In’s community service project. Check-In is sponsoring a School Supply Drive. Bring in common school supplies like paper, pencils, binders, pencil pouches, and spiral notebooks to donate to students. Thanks for your support!

    County Track Meet:

    The County Middle School Track Meet is scheduled for today, Thursday, 5/12/16.

    Kenmore Hosts Plastic Paradise:

    On May 16, Kenmore will host ACE’s showing of the documentary “Plastic Paradise” From 2:30- 4:15 in the Kenmore Auditorium

    Words Alive:

    This is the last week of our Words Alive giveaway. EXCEL students, please participate for another chance to win a signed copy of BOOKED by K. Alexander. The winner will be announced on Tuesday of next week. Good luck!

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 PTA Meeting Library7:00

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Choral Concert 7:00 PM 

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 8th Grade 3rd Quarter Honor Awards

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:00 PM County Track Meet @Jefferson

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM 

    Friday, May 13, 2016 Band Concert 7:00 PM 

    Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Music Assembly

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path! 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM 

    Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Girls on the Run

    Monday, May 16, 2016 SOL Math 6 & & (Visionaries) 8:30 AM

    Monday, May 16, 2016 Screening of Plastic Paradise 2:35 p.m., Auditorium

    Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. 5K Run

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016, National Junior Honor Society Inductions, 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 Scholars King’s Dominion

     

    Important 8th Grade Dates:

    8th Grade Dinner/Dance Promotion Party Friday, June 17th; 6:30-10:00

    8th Grade Lunch Cruise Tuesday, June 21st

    8th Grade PROMOTION Wednesday, June 22nd 8:30 AM—10:30 AM

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Thursday, May 5, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Due to wet field conditions, Ultimate Practice at Kenmore CANCELLED today, Thursday, May 5.

    Teacher Appreciation Week—All Week:

    Please take a moment this week to thank our faculty and staff for their hard work on behalf of students and the school. Yesterday teachers and staff were treated to a bag of treats and an inspirational poem. On Friday they will be served a very special luncheon. Cards, emails, messages of encouragement are all appreciated—it’s the thought that counts. Thanks for your support as we recognize and appreciate our fabulous staff. Thank you also for the snack and appetizer trays being dropped off in the main office for our faculty and staff to enjoy! Friday is the luncheon. If you plan to contribute an entrée, please drop it off by 10:15 in the main office. Thanks for your support!

    Technology Tips for Families:

    Arlington Public Schools provided iPads for 6th and 7th grade students to support personalized learning and instructional activities.  The school system has adopted Common Sense Media materials to help us support Digital Citizenship lessons for the school and they have tips for families as well.  Here is a tip sheet for dealing with middle school “digital drama."

    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/pdfs/6-8-familytip-dealing_with_digital_drama_052915.pdf

    Summer School:

    Important Summer School NoticeRegistration for summer enrichment, Jumpstart toward Algebra (for rising 7th graders) and Introduction to Algebra (for rising 8th graders) will close Friday, May 6.  Additional information about theses enrichment programs and the application to attend can be found on the APS Summer School page: http://www.apsva.us/summerschool.  Do not delay registering if you are interested in these summer programs. 

    Kenmore 5K and PTA Sponsorships.

    The Kenmore 5K will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 9am in Bluemont Park. You can register at:  http://kenmore5k.itsyourrace.com - if you need a hard copy of the registration form, email kenmoreptapresident@gmail.com.  The form should also be attached to this email. Kenmore’s famous baskets as well as other items will be raffled off at the 5K.  If you would like to be a sponsor of the PTA, please contact kenmoreptapresident@gmail.com for the form.  Supporters ($100) or higher will be publicized at the 5K.  Thank you for your support.

    Teacher Appreciation Lunch

    This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we are looking forward to celebrating the efforts of our fabulous faculty & staff. Please consider contributing to the Friday, May 6th Faculty Luncheon. Our Hispanic Moms’ Group will be organizing and serving the lunch. They are asking for additional entrees, salads, and deserts. Please drop by contributions at the school on Friday, May 6th by 10:15 AM. Try to provide a dish that can serve about 10 adults. Drinks are already being provided. Thanks for considering this opportunity. If you can’t contribute to the luncheon, consider other ways to thank our staff for their hard work this year—a note, an email, a friendly thank you—all mean a lot to our staff. Thanks for your support!

    Words Alive:

    This week’s WORDS ALIVE winner is Jayla Washington form Ms. Perkins’ class. Jayla, YOU JUST WON A SIGNED COPY OF KWAME ALEXANDER’S NEWEST BOOK!!!! Come to Ms. Privitera’s room during your lunch period to claim your AWESOME prize!

    Teachers, this is a reminder that the Words Alive program is still ALIVE. Keep your Excels engaged with this awesome activity.

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Thursday, April 28, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Kenmore Jazz Benefit

    Parents: Join us this Friday night for our Art and Jazz Showcase to support Kenmore Band and Visual Art Programs   Our not-to-be-missed annual cabaret-style event will feature two bands, original artwork, and delicious refreshments in our Black Box theatre. Your ears will be electrified by the renowned Kenmore Jazz Band and the powerful Washington-Lee High School Big Band. The foot-tapping classic and contemporary jazz will make you want to get up and dance! Your eyes will dazzled by innovative ceramics, striking paintings, hand-crafted tables and a one-of-a-kind hand-painted backdrop created by Art Teacher, Jeff Wilson. Your taste buds will be tantalized with a selection of not-to-be missed (and not to be believed) food and drink. This multi-sensory experience is for adults only.   Please consider supporting Kenmore’s art and music programs with a donation (Whether or not you attend.) Your donation directly benefits the Kenmore Band Program and Art Department, providing sheet music, new instruments and art materials. 100% of your donation goes directly to the arts.   The suggested donation to attend the Friday night event is $25 dollars per personalthough any donation will be accepted for admission. Please make checks out to Kenmore Middle School and write Kenmore Jazz on the memo line. Donations may be sent in with your child or mailed to the school or deposited in Mr. Lassell’s teacher mail box. This event is open to the public – please encourage others in the community to attend! Friday, April 29 (This Friday) from 7-9PM in the Kenmore Black Box Theatre

    DC Convention Center Event—Green Festival

    This year’s Green Festival in Washington DC is May 6-8 at the DC Convention Center. This is FREE for everyone under 16 on FRIDAY and tickets are also FREE for all the Mothers Because OF MOTHERS’ DAY. Check out the link below for more information about this exciting event.

    http://www.greenfestivals.org/washington-d-c-2016-may-6-8.html#!CROWD

    Kenmore 5K and PTA Sponsorships.

    The Kenmore 5K will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 9am in Bluemont Park. You can register at:  http://kenmore5k.itsyourrace.com - if you need a hard copy of the registration form, email kenmoreptapresident@gmail.com.  Kenmore’s famous baskets as well as other items will be raffled off at the 5K.  If you would like to be a sponsor of the PTA, please contact kenmoreptapresident@gmail.com for the form.  Supporters ($100) or higher will be publicized at the 5K.  Thank you for your support.

     

     

    Kenmore Ultimate Frisbee Practice Cancelled today, 4/28/16

    Please note that today’s Ultimate Frisbee practice is cancelled.

    Teacher Appreciation Lunch

    Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we are looking forward to celebrating the efforts of our fabulous faculty & staff. Please consider contributing to the Friday, May 6th Faculty Luncheon. Our Hispanic Moms’ Group will be organizing and serving the lunch. They are asking for additional entrees, salads, and deserts. Please drop by contributions at the school on Friday, May 6th by 10:15 AM. Try to provide a dish that can serve about 10 adults. Drinks are already being provided. Thanks for considering this opportunity. If you can’t contribute to the luncheon, consider other ways to thank our staff for their hard work this year—a note, an email, a friendly thank you—all mean a lot to our staff. Thanks for your support!

    Operation Rain Barrel People’s Choice Award:

    The public will be able to view all 37 rain barrels and vote for their favorite or favorites! Each "vote" is $1 and people may vote as many times and as often as they wish between April 15-29. The school rain barrel receiving the most votes during this contest will be announced as our "People's Choice" winner at Go Gaga For Green on Saturday, April 30 at George Mason University's Arlington Campus! To see a larger image, click here. To vote, visit http://www.gogophotocontest.com/gogagaforgreenrainbarrels. Help us get out the vote!  Kenmore is in Second Place!!

    Students Invited to Superintendent’s Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path Event Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy and the Arlington Public Schools (APS) team invite all APS students and their families to explore students’ individual paths, plan for their future, and connect with counselors and career professionals at a Signature event, Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path, taking place on Sat, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St. http://www.apsva.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=5147&ModuleInstanceID=45415&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=67217&PageID=30484

    Moving Words Student Poetry Contest Due Fri, April 29 Arlington Public Schools students are invited to submit poems for Moving Words, a poetry competition co-sponsored by the APS Humanities Project, Arlington County Cultural Affairs, and the Arlington Transit. The competition is the culmination of the Pick a Poet project, a partnership between Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Humanities Project, which places professional poets in APS classrooms.

    The deadline to submit poems to the Moving Words competition is Fri, April 29. For more information, visit http://www.apsva.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=15834.

    Eighth Grade Reminders:

    Believe it or not, our Class of 2016 (2020) is in the last quarter of their middle school experience. Student achievement represents a tremendous amount of work done by students, teachers and staff, and parents and families! At Kenmore we have a tradition of making the promotion from middle to high school a big celebration because it represents an important milestone in a young person’s development. More information will follow, but please note the following dates:

    8th Grade Dinner and Dance Friday, June 17th Neon Lights & Red Carpet Theme with buffet and DJ

    Lunch Cruise on the Potomac, Tuesday, June 21st Sprit of Washington (cost to follow)

    8th Grade Promotion, Wednesday, June 22nd 8:30 AM

    We look forward to a great fourth quarter and the many achievements and celebrations to come. Stay focused and determined and finish strong!

    Administrative Assistants’ Week is This Week!

    This week is your opportunity to say thank you to our many wonderful Administrative Assistants. Our Kenmore Team of professionals helps with everything from communicating with the public, scheduling class coverage, answering parent questions, taking care of students who come to the offices with concerns and problems, organizing documents, and helping the faculty and staff with a whole host of skills and supports. We are very fortunate that at Kenmore we have such a dedicated group of Administrative Assistants, from the main office to counseling services, from the clinic and beyond, who truly help our school and our students. Please consider saying thank you to our wonderful Administrative Assistants this week as we celebrate their many contributions to Kenmore and to APS.

    Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is also This Week!

    The purpose of Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is to recognize those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. The week is marked by celebrations to encourage people to thank afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of young people in their communities. 

    This week, please consider saying thank you to Ms. Martinez and her Check-In staff who work tirelessly in the afternoon to provide our students the supervision and support they need to complete a successful day at Kenmore. Kenmore’s Check-In program has been noted in APS for the many community service opportunities that our students experience. They have been recognized by AFAC and other Arlington organizations for the focus on volunteerism and community service. Thank You, Kenmore Check-In!

    Important Dates

    Friday, April 29 Bowen McCauley Performance/Assembly, 1:15 p.m. (6th and 7th graders only)

    Friday, April 29, Art Jazz Benefit, 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, April 30, Move Me Festival, 1-5 p.m.

    April 30, May 1-Camp Letts (Scholars)

    Wednesday, May 4th Bike and Walk to School Day and also Market Day

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, April 25, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Students Invited to Superintendent’s Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path Event
    Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy and the Arlington Public Schools (APS) team invite all APS students and their families to explore students’ individual paths, plan for their future, and connect with counselors and career professionals at a Signature event, Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path, taking place on Sat, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St.
    http://www.apsva.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=5147&ModuleInstanceID=45415&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=67217&PageID=30484

    Moving Words Student Poetry Contest Due Fri, April 29
    Arlington Public Schools students are invited to submit poems for Moving Words, a poetry competition co-sponsored by the APS Humanities Project, Arlington County Cultural Affairs, and the Arlington Transit. The competition is the culmination of the Pick a Poet project, a partnership between Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Humanities Project, which places professional poets in APS classrooms.

    The deadline to submit poems to the Moving Words competition is Fri, April 29. For more information, visit http://www.apsva.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=15834.

    Eighth Grade Reminders

    Believe it or not, our Class of 2016 (2020) is in the last quarter of their middle school experience.  Student achievement represents a tremendous amount of work done by students, teachers and staff, and parents and families!  At Kenmore we have a tradition of making the promotion from middle to high school a big celebration because it represents an important milestone in a young person’s development.  More information will follow, but please note the following dates:

    8th Grade Dinner and Dance Friday, June 17th Neon Lights & Red Carpet Theme with buffet and DJ

    Lunch Cruise on the Potomac, Tuesday, June 21st Sprit of Washington (cost to follow)

    8th Grade Promotion, Wednesday, June 22nd 8:30 AM

    We look forward to a great fourth quarter and the many achievements and celebrations to come.  Stay focused and determined and finish strong!

    Administrative Assistants’ Week is This Week!

    This week is your opportunity to say thank you to our many wonderful Administrative Assistants.  Our Kenmore Team of professionals helps with everything from communicating with the public, scheduling class coverage, answering parent questions, taking care of students who come to the offices with concerns and problems, organizing documents, and helping the faculty and staff with a whole host of skills and supports.  We are very fortunate that at Kenmore we have such a dedicated group of Administrative Assistants, from the main office to counseling services, from the clinic and beyond, who truly help our school and our students.  Please consider saying thank you to our wonderful Administrative Assistants this week as we celebrate their many contributions to Kenmore and to APS.

    Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is also This Week!

    The purpose of Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is to recognize those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. The week is marked by celebrations to encourage people to thank afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of young people in their communities. 

    This week, please consider saying thank you to Ms. Martinez and her Check-In staff who work tirelessly in the afternoon to provide our students the supervision and support they need to complete a successful day at Kenmore.  Kenmore’s Check-In program has been noted in APS for the many community service opportunities that our students experience.  They have been recognized by AFAC and other Arlington organizations for the focus on volunteerism and community service.  Thank You, Kenmore Check-In!

    VJAS

    Students who have completed the VJAS registration packs or intent to participate forms should bring them to Ms. Weber in room 194 after announcements. 

    40 Book Challenge:

    Attention all students participating in the 40 Book Challenge, the Arlington County Public Library I shaving a party to celebrate your efforts and cheer you on.  The party will take place on Monday, April 25th at 6:00 PM.  There will be ice cream, raffles, lots of fun.  Please come and share in the celebration.  For additional information, please see Ms. Ousley.

    Canned Food Drive:

    Help end hunger!  Bring canned food or pasta boxes to EXCEL from Monday April 25th through Friday April 29th.  The EXCEL that collects the most food wins an ice cream party during their lunch period on May 2nd.  Support the AFAC food drive.

    After School Plan:

    Please be reminded that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult.  Students are asked to have a plan for after school.  If students are found loitering in the hallways or on the campus they will be brought to the main office and their parents contacted. 

    Students are not permitted to leave campus after dismissal and return later in the afternoon.  Once a student has left school, they should proceed on with their afternoon plan.  Adherence to this school policy will support adequate supervision of our students.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Reminder When Visiting the School:

    Parents and other visitors are reminded to please check in at the Main Office and present an ID to get a visitor’s badge when visiting the school.  Please also be ready to present an ID when picking up your child.  All Kenmore Staff are reminded to help parents and visitors complete this process when they come to visit the school so that the procedures are properly followed.  Thanks for your cooperation. 

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program?  Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint.  Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    We also need Cardboard, Cardboard, and more Cardboard!

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule: SUNDAYS on H-B Woodlawn's soccer field (https://goo.gl/maps/yZaQFinFEcS2). 

    Words Alive:

    This week’s word part is cap, which means take or seize, as in the words capable, caption, and escape.

    Upcoming Dates:

    April 27, Report Cards Sent Home

    April 29 Bowen McCauley Dance Performance/Assembly, 1:15 p.m. (6th and 7th graders only)

    April 29, Art Jazz Benefit, 7:00 p.m.

    April 30, Move Me Festival, 1-5 p.m.

    April 30, May 1-Camp Letts (Scholars)

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, April 22, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Students Invited to Superintendent’s Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path Event
    Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy and the Arlington Public Schools (APS) team invite all APS students and their families to explore students’ individual paths, plan for their future, and connect with counselors and career professionals at a Signature event, Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path, taking place on Sat, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St.
    http://www.apsva.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=5147&ModuleInstanceID=45415&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=67217&PageID=30484

    Moving Words Student Poetry Contest Due Fri, April 29
    Arlington Public Schools students are invited to submit poems for Moving Words, a poetry competition co-sponsored by the APS Humanities Project, Arlington County Cultural Affairs, and the Arlington Transit. The competition is the culmination of the Pick a Poet project, a partnership between Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Humanities Project, which places professional poets in APS classrooms.

    The deadline to submit poems to the Moving Words competition is Fri, April 29. For more information, visit http://www.apsva.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=15834.

    Eighth Grade Reminders:

    Believe it or not, our Class of 2016 (2020) is in the last quarter of their middle school experience.  Student achievement represents a tremendous amount of work done by students, teachers and staff, and parents and families!  At Kenmore we have a tradition of making the promotion from middle to high school a big celebration because it represents an important milestone in a young person’s development.  More information will follow, but please note the following dates:

    8th Grade Dinner and Dance Friday, June 17th Neon Lights & Red Carpet Theme with buffet and DJ

    Lunch Cruise on the Potomac, Tuesday, June 21st Sprit of Washington (cost to follow)

    8th Grade Promotion, Wednesday, June 22nd  8:30 AM

    We look forward to a great fourth quarter and the many achievements and celebrations to come.  Stay focused and determined and finish strong!

    Administrative Assistants’ Week is April 25-29

    Next week is your opportunity to say thank you to our many wonderful Administrative Assistants.  Our Kenmore Team of professionals helps with everything from communicating with the public, scheduling class coverage, answering parent questions, taking care of students who come to the offices with concerns and problems, organizing documents, and helping the faculty and staff with a whole host of skills and supports.  We are very fortunate that at Kenmore we have such a dedicated group of Administrative Assistants, from the main office to counseling services, from the clinic and beyond, who truly help our school and our students.  Please consider saying thank you to our wonderful Administrative Assistants next week as we celebrate their many contributions to Kenmore and to APS.

    Afterschool Professionals Appreciation week is also April 25 – 29!

    The purpose of Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is to recognize those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. The week is marked by celebrations to encourage people to thank afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of young people in their communities. 

    Because it’s so quickly approaching, we need your help in spreading the word!  Next week, please consider saying thank you to Ms. Martinez and her Check-In staff who work tirelessly in the afternoon to provide our students the supervision and support they need to complete a successful day at Kenmore.  Kenmore’s Check-In program has been noted in APS for the many community service opportunities that our students experience.  They have been recognized by AFAC and other Arlington organizations for the focus on volunteerism and community service.  Thank You, Kenmore Check-In!

    VJAS

    Students who have completed the VJAS registration packs or intent to participate forms should bring them to Ms. Weber in room 194 after announcements. 

    College Bound Group:

    Today students from Life Skills, HILT, and the College Bound Group will visit George Mason University.  Thanks for showing your Cougar PRIDE and have a great college visit!

    Book Release at Kenmore:

    Do you like to read fantasy?  Did you read THE PROTECTOR’S RING? If so, please join Young Adult author, John Darr, this Friday, April 22nd from 5:00-7:00 in the Kenmore Library for the release of his new book, THE SEEKER’S COMPASS.  There will be light refreshments and signed copies of the book available to purchase.  Please see Ms. Ousley for more information.

    40 Book Challenge:

    Attention all students participating in the 40 Book Challenge, the Arlington County Public Library I shaving a party to celebrate your efforts and cheer you on.  The party will take place on Monday, April 25th at 6:00 PM.  There will be ice cream, raffles, lots of fun.  Please come and share in the celebration.  For additional information, please see Ms. Ousley.

    Canned Food Drive:

    Help end hunger!  Bring canned food or pasta boxes to EXCEL from Monday April 25th through Friday April 29th.  The EXCEL that collects the most food wins an ice cream party during their lunch period on May 2nd.  Support the AFAC food drive.

    After School Plan:

    Please be reminded that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult.  Students are asked to have a plan for after school.  If students are found loitering in the hallways or on the campus they will be brought to the main office and their parents contacted. 

    Students are not permitted to leave campus after dismissal and return later in the afternoon.  Once a student has left school, they should proceed on with their afternoon plan.  Adherence to this school policy will support adequate supervision of our students.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Reminder When Visiting the School:

    Parents and other visitors are reminded to please check in at the Main Office and present an ID to get a visitor’s badge when visiting the school.  Please also be ready to present an ID when picking up your child.  All Kenmore Staff are reminded to help parents and visitors complete this process when they come to visit the school so that the procedures are properly followed.  Thanks for your cooperation. 

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program?  Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint.  Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    We also need Cardboard, Cardboard, and more Cardboard!

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule: SUNDAYS on H-B Woodlawn's soccer field (https://goo.gl/maps/yZaQFinFEcS2). 

    Words Alive:

    This week’s word part is fer, which means carry, bear, or bring together, as in the words circumference, conference, and differ.

    Upcoming Dates:

    April 27, Report Cards Sent Home

    April 29 Bowen McCauley Dance Performance/Assembly, 1:15 p.m. (6th and 7th graders only)

    April 29, Art Jazz Benefit, 7:00 p.m.

    April 30, Move Me Festival, 1-5 p.m.

    April 30, May 1-Camp Letts (Scholars)

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Happy 4th Quarter!  This week is the start of the 4th marking period.  Go Cougars!  Show that Cougar PRIDE all the way through the year as we focus on academic excellence and finishing the year strong!

    After School Plan:

    Please be reminded that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult.  Students are asked to have a plan for after school.  If students are found loitering in the hallways or on the campus they will be brought to the main office and their parents contacted. 

    Students are not permitted to leave campus after dismissal and return later in the afternoon.  Once a student has left school, they should proceed on with their afternoon plan.  Adherence to this school policy will support adequate supervision of our students.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Reminder When Visiting the School:

    Parents and other visitors are reminded to please check in at the Main Office and present an ID to get a visitor’s badge when visiting the school.  Please also be ready to present an ID when picking up your child.  All Kenmore Staff are reminded to help parents and visitors complete this process when they come to visit the school so that the procedures are properly followed.  Thanks for your cooperation. 

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program?  Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint.  Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    We also need Cardboard, Cardboard, and more Cardboard!

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule: SUNDAYS on H-B Woodlawn's soccer field (https://goo.gl/maps/yZaQFinFEcS2). 

    Words Alive:

    This week’s word part is fer, which means carry, bear, or bring together, as in the words circumference, conference, and differ.

    Upcoming Dates:

    April 27, Report Cards Sent Home

    April 29 Bowen McCauley Dance Performance/Assembly, 1:15 p.m. (6th and 7th graders only)

    April 29, Art Jazz Benefit, 7:00 p.m.

    April 30, Move Me Festival, 1-5 p.m.

    April 30, May 1-Camp Letts (Scholars)

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, April 15, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    ShowTime Students Present Aladdin, Jr.

    6th grade ShowTime students had a great opening of Aladdin, Jr. last night.  They performed for the 6th grade today and have one more show tonight at 7:00 p.m.  Come on out and support these students!

    Grade Preparation Day-Monday, April 18

    There will be no school for students on Monday, April 18 as it is a grade preparation day for teachers.  We look forward to seeing students on Tuesday to start the new quarter.

    Standards of Learning Testing Season:

    With the close of the 3rd Quarter today, Friday, we look forward to a successful and engaging 4th Quarter which includes standardized testing at all grade levels.  Parents and students are reminded that the Standards of Learning Testing window opens May 16th and closes June 10th.  Teachers and students have been working very hard to prepare for success on these assessments.

    Please note that tests sessions will run for 3 class periods.  However, these tests are untimed, so students should not feel rushed to complete their tests.  If students need more time, they will be given the time they need during the day.  The expectation is that the test session will close at the end of the instructional day.

    More reminders will come out as we get closer to testing.  Students are encouraged to stay focused on doing their very best all the way through the 4th Quarter and to bring their “a-game” to the SOL tests.  

    After School Plan:

    Please be reminded that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult.  Students are asked to have a plan for after school.  If students are found loitering in the hallways or on the campus they will be brought to the main office and their parents contacted. 

    Students are not permitted to leave campus after dismissal and return later in the afternoon.  Once a student has left school, they should proceed on with their afternoon plan.  Adherence to this school policy will support adequate supervision of our students.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Reminder When Visiting the School:

    Parents and other visitors are reminded to please check in at the Main Office and present an ID to get a visitor’s badge when visiting the school.  Please also be ready to present an ID when picking up your child.  All Kenmore Staff are reminded to help parents and visitors complete this process when they come to visit the school so that the procedures are properly followed.  Thanks for your cooperation. 

     

    Help support 2016 Operation Rain Barrel!! 

    Vote for Kenmore’s Rain Barrel in the People’s Choice Fundraiser that begins TODAY or bid to buy the rain barrel at Go Gaga for Green on Saturday, April 30, 5-8 p.m.

    Go to:  http://www.gogophotocontest.com/gogagaforgreenrainbarrels and click on "View Entries & Vote" and enjoy viewing all 37 amazing artistic rain barrels created by Arlington Public Schools. Click on your favorite-Kenmore of course!! (or favorites!) to vote. Each vote is $1 – as many votes as you wish and as often as you wish between now until April 29, 2016. (Learn more » about Operation Rain Barrel.)

    See all the schools' rain barrels in person and bid to buy one at Go Gaga For Green on Saturday, April 30 from 5 to 8 PM at George Mason University's Arlington Campus. Go Gaga for Green celebrates environmental sustainability in Arlington with food, fun activities and live entertainment. Find out which school's rain barrel design will be the 2016 "People's Choice" winner at the event! That school will receive a $100 donation from our prize sponsor, Water Management, Inc.

    Ticket information may be found here »

    Operation Rain Barrel is a showcase feature of Go Gaga for Green. Proceeds from this fundraiser and the event benefit three special programs:

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program?  Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint.  Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    We also need Cardboard, Cardboard, and more Cardboard!

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    See the schedule below.

    Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule: SUNDAYS on H-B Woodlawn's soccer field (https://goo.gl/maps/yZaQFinFEcS2). 

    Upcoming Dates:

    April 15, 10:50 a.m. Aladdin, Jr. Performance (for 6th grade)

    April 18, Grade Preparation Day (No School for Students)

    April 27, Report Cards Sent Home

    April 29 Bowen McCauley Dance Performance/Assembly, 1:15 p.m. (6th and 7th graders only)

    April 29, Art Jazz Benefit, 7:00 p.m.

    April 30, Move Me Festival, 1-5 p.m.

    April 30, May 1-Camp Letts (Scholars)

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    After School Plan:

    Please be reminded that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult. Students are asked to have a plan for after school. If students are found loitering in the hallways or on the campus they will be brought to the main office and their parents contacted.

    Students are not permitted to leave campus after dismissal and return later in the afternoon. Once a student has left school, they should proceed on with their afternoon plan. Adherence to this school policy will support adequate supervision of our students. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Reminder When Visiting the School:

    Parents and other visitors are reminded to please check in at the Main Office and present an ID to get a visitor’s badge when visiting the school. Please also be ready to present an ID when picking up your child. All Kenmore Staff are reminded to help parents and visitors complete this process when they come to visit the school so that the procedures are properly followed. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Kenmore Cougar News Team:

    Attention 6th Graders! Join the 6th Grade Kenmore Cougar News Team today! Ms. Dyer is now accepting applications for a 6th Grade News Team. The Kenmore Cougar News meets every day during EXCEL and students are selected via application. Please see your EXCEL Teacher for an application and remember to get your EXCEL Teacher’s signature. All applications are due to Ms. Dyer at the end of school tomorrow, Friday, April 8th.

    Washington-Lee Athletics:

    Attention Rising 8th & 9th Graders—please join WL High School for a Meet the Coach Night, Wednesday, 4/13 at 7:00 PM in the Commons. This is a great opportunity for students and families to hear about the many sports programs at WL.

    TAB Club:

    TAB book club members will be having a lunch author visit in the library on Monday 4/11 with Brigitte White, author of All American, and then on Thursday 4/14, TAB members will be having a lunch author visit with Kristin Levine, author of The Lions of Little Rock.

    Boys’ Leadership Conference:

    Do you like rhyme? Do you like rap? Do you like sports? Are you a leader? If you answered YES to any of those questions, then you need to be at the Boys’ Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 16th. Please stop by and see Ms. Stockton in room 394, Ms. Weber in room 194, or your counselor to get a registration form. Spaces will go fast so turn your registration form and $10 in as soon as possible. See you there for a day of fun!

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program? Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint. Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Due to inclement weather, Ultimate Frisbee practice is cancelled for today. Remember to turn in your registration to Coach William or Ms. Jungest ASAP so you can play in Sunday games. See the schedule below.

    Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule: SUNDAYS on H-B Woodlawn's soccer field (https://goo.gl/maps/yZaQFinFEcS2). 

    Upcoming Dates:

    April 14, 2016 , 4:30 p.m. County Swim Meet

    April 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Engineering Festival Field Trip (Tech Ed Students)

    April 15, 10:50 a.m. Aladdin, Jr. Performance (for 6th grade)

    April 18, Grade Preparation Day (No School for Students)

    April 27, Report Cards Sent Home

    April 29 Bowen McCauley Dance Performance/Assembly, 1:15 p.m. (6th and 7th graders only)

    April 29, Art Jazz Benefit, 7:00 p.m.

    April 30, Move Me Festival, 1-5 p.m.

    April 30, May 1-Camp Letts (Scholars)

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, April 11, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Now, here’s our principal, Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute. 

    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

    Including today we a have only 5 days left in the 3rd marking period.  It’s absolutely crunch time!  Make sure that all of your work is turned in and that all test corrections and make-ups are done.

    Congratulations to Mr. Baugh on being selected the E Scale Support Employee of the 2016-2017 year and to Ms. Gant on winning the Presidency of the Arlington Educators Association

    Welcome back to Ms Coyle Isabelle Bristol, Francesca Cogelio, and Abigail and Emma Deering who are returning from a weekend at the FCCLA Conference where they presented their project called "Hearts to Hugs".  We are proud of them for representing Kenmore and equally as proud for their display of outstanding citizenship and character

    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is: Shining Star

    You're a shining star
    No matter who you are
    Shining bright to see
    What you could truly be

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute. 

    PTA Reflections Contest - Congratulations to Lena Smith, 8th grade!

    Congratulations to Lena Smith, 8th grade, for rising through four levels of the contest over the last six months, to win an Award of Excellence (joint 2nd place) in Film Production (Junior/Middle School Division) at the (Virginia) State Level of the 2015-16 PTA Reflections contest!

    Lena’s short film, “Creature”, won at the school level, then the county level, then the regional level of the competition, and Lena was then one of only two middle schoolers in the whole of Northern Virginia to move on to the state level. To come second in that is a very high level of achievement. The contest theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly” and Lena’s film explored the imagination of a creature by several different people, with each person being assigned three different creature qualities to use in the drawings of their respective creature personalities. 

    Congratulations on your creative, entertaining and successful entry, Lena Smith!

    After School Plan:

    Please be reminded that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult.  Students are asked to have a plan for after school.  If students are found loitering in the hallways or on the campus they will be brought to the main office and their parents contacted. 

    Students are not permitted to leave campus after dismissal and return later in the afternoon.  Once a student has left school, they should proceed on with their afternoon plan.  Adherence to this school policy will support adequate supervision of our students.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Reminder When Visiting the School:

    Parents and other visitors are reminded to please check in at the Main Office and present an ID to get a visitor’s badge when visiting the school.  Please also be ready to present an ID when picking up your child.  All Kenmore Staff are reminded to help parents and visitors complete this process when they come to visit the school so that the procedures are properly followed.  Thanks for your cooperation. 

    Kenmore Cougar News Team:

    Attention 6th Graders!  Join the 6th Grade Kenmore Cougar News Team today!  Ms. Dyer is now accepting applications for a 6th Grade News Team.  The Kenmore Cougar News meets every day during EXCEL and students are selected via application.  Please see your EXCEL Teacher for an application and remember to get your EXCEL Teacher’s signature.  All applications are due to Ms. Dyer at the end of school tomorrow, Friday, April 8th

    TAB Club:

    TAB book club members will be having a lunch author visit in the library on Monday 4/11 with Brigitte White, author of All American, and then on Thursday 4/14, TAB members will be having a lunch author visit with Kristin Levine, author of The Lions of Little Rock.

    Boys’ Leadership Conference:

    Do you like rhyme? Do you like rap?  Do you like sports?  Are you a leader?  If you answered YES to any of those questions, then you need to be at the Boys’ Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 16th.  Please stop by and see Ms. Stockton in room 394, Ms. Weber in room 194, or your counselor to get a registration form.  Spaces will go fast so turn your registration form and $10 in as soon as possible.  See you there for a day of fun!

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program?  Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint.  Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Due to inclement weather, Ultimate Frisbee practice is cancelled for today.  Remember to turn in your registration to Coach William or Ms. Jungest ASAP so you can play in Sunday games.  See the schedule below.

    Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule: SUNDAYS on H-B Woodlawn's soccer field (https://goo.gl/maps/yZaQFinFEcS2). 

    April 10, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. Swanson and Kenmore 2 v. Williamsburg 1

    April 17, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. HBW 1 and Kenmore 2 v. Williamsburg 2

    April 24, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. HBW 2 and Kenmore 2 v. Swanson

    May 1, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. HBW 5 and Kenmore 2 v HBW 3

    May 8, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. Jefferson and Kenmore 2 v HBW 2

    May 22, 12:00-1:30: (Kenmore 1 NO GAME) and Kenmore 2 v. Gunston 2

    May 29, MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, NO GAMES

    June 5, 1:30-3:00: Kenmore 1 v. Kenmore 2

    June 11, 9:00 - 5:00: YULA Middle School Tournament at Washington-Lee High School

    Coach: William Spangler

    Parent Coordinator:  Vanessa Piccorossi

    Teacher Liaison:  Amy Juengst

    Arlington Student FilmFest:

    Do you enjoy making movies, whether they be short films, music videos, documentaries, or drama?  If so, consider entering your film in the 2016 Arlington Student FilmFest.  Enter as many films as you like.  All entries will receive feedback and who knows--maybe an award.  The entry deadline is April 11, 2016.  Applications are on the Kenmore home page or see Mrs. Dyer for entry information. 

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Upcoming Dates:

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 PTA Meeting 7:00pm

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 Showtime Production Alladin 7:00

    Friday, April 15, 2016 Showtime Production Alladin 7:00

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 Color of Leadership Boys Conference Williamsburg MS 8:00-4:00

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, April 7, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    After School Plan:

    Please be reminded that students who stay after school must be under the direct supervision of an adult.  Students are asked to have a plan for after school.  If students are found loitering in the hallways or on the campus they will be brought to the main office and their parents contacted. 

    Students are not permitted to leave campus after dismissal and return later in the afternoon.  Once a student has left school, they should proceed on with their afternoon plan.  Adherence to this school policy will support adequate supervision of our students.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Reminder When Visiting the School:

    Parents and other visitors are reminded to please check in at the Main Office and present an ID to get a visitor’s badge when visiting the school.  All Kenmore Staff are reminded to help parents and visitors complete this process when they come to visit the school so that the procedures are properly followed.  Thanks for your cooperation. 

    Kenmore Cougar News Team:

    Attention 6th Graders!  Join the 6th Grade Kenmore Cougar News Team today!  Ms. Dyer is now accepting applications for a 6th Grade News Team.  The Kenmore Cougar News meets every day during EXCEL and students are selected via application.  Please see your EXCEL Teacher for an application and remember to get your EXCEL Teacher’s signature.  All applications are due to Ms. Dyer at the end of school tomorrow, Friday, April 8th

    TAB Club:

    TAB book club members will be having a lunch author visit in the library on Monday 4/11 with Brigitte White, author of All American, and then on Thursday 4/14, TAB members will be having a lunch author visit with Kristin Levine, author of The Lions of Little Rock.

    Boys’ Leadership Conference:

    Do you like rhyme? Do you like rap?  Do you like sports?  Are you a leader?  If you answered YES to any of those questions, then you need to be at the Boys’ Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 16th.  Please stop by and see Ms. Stockton in room 394, Ms. Weber in room 194, or your counselor to get a registration form.  Spaces will go fast so turn your registration form and $10 in as soon as possible.  See you there for a day of fun!

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program?  Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint.  Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Due to inclement weather, Ultimate Frisbee practice is cancelled for today.  Remember to turn in your registration to Coach William or Ms. Jungest ASAP so you can play in Sunday games.  See the schedule below.

    Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule: SUNDAYS on H-B Woodlawn's soccer field (https://goo.gl/maps/yZaQFinFEcS2). 

    April 10, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. Swanson and Kenmore 2 v. Williamsburg 1

    April 17, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. HBW 1 and Kenmore 2 v. Williamsburg 2

    April 24, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. HBW 2 and Kenmore 2 v. Swanson

    May 1, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. HBW 5 and Kenmore 2 v HBW 3

    May 8, 12:00-1:30: Kenmore 1 v. Jefferson and Kenmore 2 v HBW 2

    May 22, 12:00-1:30: (Kenmore 1 NO GAME) and Kenmore 2 v. Gunston 2

    May 29, MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, NO GAMES

    June 5, 1:30-3:00: Kenmore 1 v. Kenmore 2

    June 11, 9:00 - 5:00: YULA Middle School Tournament at Washington-Lee High School

    Coach: William Spangler

    Parent Coordinator:  Vanessa Piccorossi

    Teacher Liaison:  Amy Juengst

    Arlington Student FilmFest:

    Do you enjoy making movies, whether they be short films, music videos, documentaries, or drama?  If so, consider entering your film in the 2016 Arlington Student FilmFest.  Enter as many films as you like.  All entries will receive feedback and who knows--maybe an award.  The entry deadline is April 11, 2016.  Applications are on the Kenmore home page or see Mrs. Dyer for entry information. 

    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps
    Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Words Alive:

    This week’s word part is ono, nym, and ony, which means word or name, as in the words onomatopoeia and synonym.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Kenmore Soccer Night at RKF, Saturday April 9th

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 PTA Meeting 7:00pm

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 Showtime Production Alladin 7:00

    Friday, April 15, 2016 Showtime Production Alladin 7:00

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 Color of Leadership Boys Conference Williamsburg MS 8:00-4:00

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    2015 Newbury Award Author Visit:

    Yesterday afternoon Kenmore was paid a very special visit by award-winning author Kwame Alexander. He announced the release of his new book, Booked. An article about Mr. Alexander appeared in yesterday’s KidsPost.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/kwame-alexanders-new-novel-finds-poetry-on-the-field/2016/04/04/35958720-ef7f-11e5-a61f-e9c95c06edca_story.html

    From Mr. Alexander’s web site--Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, including THE CROSSOVER, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Passaic Poetry Prize. Kwame writes for children of all ages. His other works include SURF'S UP, a picture book; BOOKED, a middle grade novel; and He Said She Said, a YA novel. Kwame believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people.

    Yesterday, Kenmore enjoyed an inspirational message, poetry, music, dancing and more as we celebrated the release of Booked! Keep reading, Kenmore, and be inspired to write your own stories and poetry!

    Scholastic Art & Writing National Award Winner:

    Kenmore is pleased to announce that 8th Grade Student Megan Jones has recently earned a National Medal in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the Alliance of Young Artists & Writers. Megan’s work was selected by creative professionals as the most accomplished in the nation. Less than 1% of entrants were recognized at the national level. Students receiving top awards have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on June 2nd and to participate in showcase events at Parsons School for Design at The New School and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City. Kenmore is proud to have a student represent our school in this year’s national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

    VJAS Award Winners:

    Kenmore is proud to announce a record number of student who have been invited to present their science research projects at the state level at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Kenmore has 48 invited students! We may have to get our own bus this year. This high number of accepted students represents hard work and dedication by the students, as well as the support and guidance of parents and teachers, including the Kenmore Science Department and Gifted Resource Teacher Ms. Weber. Thank you to the students who took the challenge to put their findings forward and to everyone who helped them along the way. Your efforts are appreciated. More information to come.

    Boys’ Leadership Conference:

    Do you like rhyme? Do you like rap? Do you like sports? Are you a leader? If you answered YES to any of those questions, then you need to be at the Boys’ Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 16th. Please stop by and see Ms. Stockton in room 394, Ms. Weber in room 194, or your counselor to get a registration form. Spaces will go fast so turn your registration form and $10 in as soon as possible. See you there for a day of fun!

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program? Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint. Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    We will hold practices after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45. Please meet outside the gym on the field near the parking lot. Wear cleats or sneakers, bring a water bottle and disc if you have one. Plan to walk home or have a parent pick you up at 3:45 promptly. Otherwise, Coach William will escort you to ASSC to work on homework until the late bus arrives.

    Like last year, games will be played against area middle schools on the weekends. If you are unable to make the Tuesday-Thursday practices due to ACT II or other sports commitments, but would still like to participate in the weekend games, see Ms. Juengst or Coach William.

    If you have any questions, please see Ms. Juengst in room 381.

    Arlington Student FilmFest:

    Do you enjoy making movies, whether they be short films, music videos, documentaries, or drama?  If so, consider entering your film in the 2016 Arlington Student FilmFest.  Enter as many films as you like.  All entries will receive feedback and who knows--maybe an award.  The entry deadline is April 11, 2016.  Applications are on the Kenmore home page or see Mrs. Dyer for entry information. 

    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Words Alive:

    This week’s word part is ono, nym, and ony, which means word or name, as in the words onomatopoeia and synonym.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Kenmore Soccer Night at RKF, Saturday April 9th

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 PTA Meeting 7:00pm

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 Showtime Production Alladin 7:00

    Friday, April 15, 2016 Showtime Production Alladin 7:00

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 Color of Leadership Boys Conference Williamsburg MS 8:00-4:00

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Real Madrid Soccer Program:

    Attention all students—the Real Madrid Soccer Program will begin this Wednesday, March 30th after school.  Please meet the coaches at 2:30 PM in the Gym.  For more information, see Mr. Dia or Mr. Salas.

    Art Request:

    Do you want to support our art program?  Mr. Wilson’s art classes need plastic recycled cups, yogurt cups, and other recycled containers for paint.  Please bring your items to Mr. Wilson’s art room.

    KMS Steppers:

    Practice this morning in the gym.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    We will hold practices after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45.  Please meet outside the gym on the field near the parking lot.  Wear cleats or sneakers, bring a water bottle and disc if you have one. Plan to walk home or have a parent pick you up at 3:45 promptly.  Otherwise, Coach William will escort you to ASSC to work on homework until the late bus arrives.

    Like last year, games will be played against area middle schools on the weekends.  If you are unable to make the Tuesday-Thursday practices due to ACT II or other sports commitments, but would still like to participate in the weekend games, see Ms. Juengst or Coach William.

    If you have any questions, please see Ms. Juengst in room 381.

    Arlington Student FilmFest:

    Do you enjoy making movies, whether they be short films, music videos, documentaries, or drama?  If so, consider entering your film in the 2016 Arlington Student FilmFest.  Enter as many films as you like.  All entries will receive feedback and who knows--maybe an award.  The entry deadline is April 11, 2016.  Applications are on the Kenmore home page or see Mrs. Dyer for entry information. 

    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps
    Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Words Alive:

    This week’s word part is log, which means word, idea, reason, or speech, as in the words apology and monologue.

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, March 18, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Kenmore Morning News:

    This morning during EXCEL the school tuned in to the closed circuit broadcast of the Kenmore Morning News. During the broadcast, the school learned about some of the many successes and achievements of our students.

    Congratulations to the following Kenmore students for their placement in the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair held this past Saturday—

    First Place in Botany: Maddie Boerkel

    First Place in Physics: Henry Alves, Andrea Gaoat

    Second Place in Botany: Bryce Lewis

    Second Place in Engineering: Antonio Martin

    Second Place in Mathematics: Libby Snowden

    Second Place in Physics: Jack Sasaki

    Third Place in Botany: Lily Watson and Leia Hernandez, Isaiah Levy

    Third Place in Chemistry: Sushantika Barua, Peter Becstrom, Alana McBride, Izzy Schimp, Jaiden Watkins

    Honorable Mention in Chemistry: Stella Lee, Katherine Lis, Jianna Ursitti, and Jessica Wynkoop

    Additionally, Maddie Boerckel and Henry Alves were nominated to participate in the Broadcom Masters, a national competition offered to selected middle school students. Way to Go Kenmore! We are very proud of these accomplishments and appreciative of all the entrants and also the Kenmore Science Fans who supported the effort!

    Megan Jones was also recognized during the show for her National Silver Award in the Scholastic Art Completion. This is a significant accomplishment for an Arlington student since this recognition was achieved at the national level. Kenmore has never had an award winner at this level, and it is very rare for any student from the Northern Virginia region to earn this level of distinction. Congratulations, Megan!

    SCA representatives pulled three names for the Cougar PRIDE raffle for our incentive awards program for good conduct. Those winners will be able to choose an arts-related prize. Students are reminded to keep turning in coupons that they collect as rewards for outstanding conduct.

    The show also featured a short video on the regional science fair.

    The show concluded with a Tornado drill. Thank you to the school for the effort to successfully practice sheltering in place for a tornado.

    Kenmore Wrestling:

    Congratulations to the Kenmore Wrestling Team for another outstanding performance and successful season. The team had top competitors at yesterday’s Arlington County Middle School Championship Wrestling Meet.

    Seventh Graders Tico Cole and Carson Ruth both placed 3rd overall in their weight classes.

    Seventh Grader Pedro Palacios would also place 1st and become the County Champ by taking the gold after an 8-3 victory in the 3rd period in a nail-biting 153 lbs. match.

    Two 8th Graders also showcased top performances. After grappling through the beginning matches, 8th Grader Joel Cardoza would go on to win his final match to become your Arlington County Champ at 141 lbs. Joel took home the goal in a spirited match resulting in a half-nelson pin.

    Joel’s performance was followed by Captain Vincent Galang’s championship performance where he would also go on to win the gold for Kenmore with a pin in the 1st period. Vincent has achieved consecutive back-to-back county championships in the 147 lbs. weight class.

    Thank you to all the Kenmore Wrestlers. This season was truly a team effort, and we are proud of everyone who competed as well as those that supported the team. Thank you for Coach Vital for honing champions and helping all participants improve. Thank you also to Coach Guillen and Coach Drew for all of your help. Thanks to the parents and staff for their support. Thanks for showing that Cougar PRIDE!

    5th Grade Visits:

    We welcome the second half of our visiting 5th graders today and are excited to showcase the many fine elements to our instructional program, including a vibrant arts department.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    We will hold practices after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45. Please meet outside the gym on the field near the parking lot. Wear cleats or sneakers, bring a water bottle and disc if you have one. Plan to walk home or have a parent pick you up at 3:45 promptly. Otherwise, Coach William will escort you to ASSC to work on homework until the late bus arrives.

    Like last year, games will be played against area middle schools on the weekends. If you are unable to make the Tuesday-Thursday practices due to ACT II or other sports commitments, but would still like to participate in the weekend games, see Ms. Juengst or Coach William.

    If you have any questions, please see Ms. Juengst in room 381.

    Arlington Student FilmFest:

    Do you enjoy making movies, whether they be short films, music videos, documentaries, or drama?  If so, consider entering your film in the 2016 Arlington Student FilmFest.  Enter as many films as you like.  All entries will receive feedback and who knows--maybe an award.  The entry deadline is April 11, 2016.  Applications are on the Kenmore home page or see Mrs. Dyer for entry information. 

    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps
    Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    Words Alive:

    The Words Alive raffle winner is Isabella Pena from Ms. Bacon's EXCEL!!! Lorenz, please come to Ms. Privitera’s office in room 210 before your lunch to choose a free book!!! Teachers, this is also a reminder to do the Words Alive with your Excel classes. The students can enter the raffle until 12 noon on Friday, March 18th.

     

    This week’s word part is sed, sid --meaning to sit or settle, as in the words president or reside. Notice how each of these words is related to the idea of sitting or settling.

    Important Dates:

    March 17 and 18-5th Grade Orientations (adjusted schedule and student performances)

    Spring Break-March 19-27

    April 2nd, Handmade Arts and Crafts Show at Swanson Middle School 10 AM to 4 PM

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Yesterday’s Dismissal:

    Yesterday at the end of the school day the school was placed in a “secure the building” mode by the Arlington County Police Department and the Arlington Public Schools. During this time, operations inside the building continue normally, but no one is allowed to enter or exit. Dismissal was delayed until the school was given the all clear by ACPD. Thank you to the staff members, students, and other visitors who patiently waited for normal operations to resume. Our students and staff responded appropriately and showed much Cougar PRIDE yesterday afternoon.

    SOL Writing Test:

    This week, our 8th graders will be taking their SOL Writing Test and will need your help. As you go through the hallways, please show Cougar PRIDE by walking silently. All rooms on the 8th grade hall will be testing rooms, so walking past them quietly will help the 8th graders do well. Quiet near the computer labs on every floor will also assist our 8th graders in doing their best job. Your teachers will be in the halls to remind you of the important job you have to help our 8th graders pass this test. Thank you all.

    Kenmore Track Team:

    Are you faster than an Acela Train? Are you able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Then we need you on the Kenmore Track Team. We meet in the gym next Monday 3/14 after school. See you there.

    Best Buddies:

    Best Buddies will meet Wednesday, March 9th at 2:30-4:15 in room 90/91.

    Girls on the Run:

    Our first practice will be this Friday, March 11, at 2:30 in room 377, Mrs. Keish’s room. Please be on time, wear your running shoes, and be ready to run! See you Friday!

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Ever thrown a huck? Caught a disc on a layout? Experienced “the spirit of the game?” If not, don’t miss out on the coolest team sport around, Ultimate Frisbee. Whether you are an experienced player or new to the sport, Kenmore will be fielding a middle school Ultimate Team this spring.

    Please come out for an organizational meeting this Thursday at 2:30 in room 382. If it is nice outside, we might even be able to throw a disc around until 3:30. If you have any questions, come see Ms. Juengst in room 381.

    UVA TEMPO Tutoring:

    Attention all UVA TEMPO TUTORING participants: This is a reminder that you have a tutoring session TODAY from 4:45pm to 6pm. Make sure to stay with a teacher until 4:15pm and then promptly come to room 90-91 for some pizza before you tutoring session. See you tomorrow! Ms. Privitera

    Arlington Student FilmFest:

    Do you enjoy making movies, whether they be short films, music videos, documentaries, or drama?  If so, consider entering your film in the 2016 Arlington Student FilmFest.  Enter as many films as you like.  All entries will receive feedback and who knows--maybe an award.  The entry deadline is April 11, 2016.  Applications are on the Kenmore home page or see Mrs. Dyer for entry information. 

    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Words Alive:

    The Words Alive raffle winner is Lorenz Dunbar from Ms. Bacon's EXCEL!!! Lorenz, please come to Ms. Privitera’s office in room 210 before your lunch to choose a free book!!!

    Teachers, this is also a reminder to do the Words Alive with your Excel classes today or tomorrow. The students can enter the raffle until 12 noon on Friday, March 11th.

    This week’s word part is pos meaning to put or place, as in the words compose or deposit. Notice how each of these words is related to the idea of placing or putting someone or something in a certain position.

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, March 3, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Parent Conference Day:

    Friday, March 4th, is Early Release with conference time in the afternoon.  Conferences will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers.  The March 4th conferences are open to any parent/guardian who would like to meet to discuss academic progress with the EXCEL Teacher.  Students in need of further academic and behavioral support will have a scheduled conference.  Look for a sign-up letter via email and posted on the web.

    Course Request Forms:

    All rising 7th and 8th grade students are reminded that Course Request Forms are now due to your counselor.  Please return your CRF cards that are approved and signed by your parents to your EXCEL teacher or counselor this week.  We are currently scheduling our classes for next school year and need these back. 

    National Coalition of 100 Black Women:

    The National Coalition of 100 Black Women has decided to take the mentees to see the play "Shake Loose: on Friday, March 4th at 8:00 PM at Metro Stage in Alexandria, VA.  We would like mentees to arrive at Metro Stage at 7:30 PM.  Please RSVP by seeing Ms. Stockton in room 394 by Tuesday, March 1st. 

    Arlington Student FilmFest:

    Do you enjoy making movies, whether they be short films, music videos, documentaries, or drama?  If so, consider entering your film in the 2016 Arlington Student FilmFest.  Enter as many films as you like.  All entries will receive feedback and who knows--maybe an award.  The entry deadline is April 11, 2016.  Applications are on the Kenmore home page or see Mrs. Dyer for entry information. 

    PTA Grants Announcement:

    The Kenmore PTA Grants Committee is pleased to announce funding of the following grant applications for our spring (round 2) decisions:

    We received 9 applications totaling over $9,853.45 in requests, and we had just over $8,000 available, from our total allocation of $16,000 for the entire year.

    Applications were reviewed for impact on student achievement, number of students impacted, the tie to the Kenmore’s Arts and Tech focus, and cost effectiveness.  The grants committee also looked at measurable outcomes.  

    Below is a summary of the approved grant fund requests for the spring funds:

    STEM Trip: 50 7th grade students will travel to the USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center on April 15th and 10 ACT II or other advanced students to STEM-X on April 14th, also at the convention center.  The festival, which is held every other year, is an excellent opportunity to showcase the fun in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). It’s a “can’t miss” event for our students. The festival occupies the entire Washington Convention Center and is large enough that students will be able to customize their experience based on their interests. Students are welcome to bring their families back on 4/16 and 4/17 when the event is open to the public. The 4/15 festival is only open to student groups. “The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Our exhibitors, performers, speakers, partners, sponsors and advisors are a who-is-who of science and engineering in the United States: from major academic centers and leading research institutes and government agencies to cutting-edge high tech companies, museums and community organizations.” ($520 total, of which PTA is providing $173.25 to complement the funds raised on Ed Backer)

    40th Book Celebration: For the third year of our sixth grade students reading 40 or more books, we will be hosting our 40 Book Celebration on June 20, 2016.  In the past, students on each team in the sixth grade have rotated through four workshop sessions with various authors in the morning.  The content of the sessions vary depending on the author, but typically the author will speak about their published books and discuss the writing process with students. Authors may also complete a writing activity with students and host a Q and A after their presentation.  Last year in the afternoon, our keynote speaker, Kwame Alexander, winner of the 2015 Newbery award for his book The Crossover, spoke to students about his text, his trials and tribulations of getting his book published, his successes, and also interacted with students in an inspirational, engaging, and encouraging way.  ($2,025)

    IXL Math Program IXL is an online interactive website that provides comprehensive, standards-aligned math practice for K–12.  Each subject has a specific link that takes the student to a course overview of the entire math course.  IXL provides immediate feedback for each student and hints to help as they work through problems.  Through interactive activities and many visual representations students solidify the skills that have been previously taught in class.  Students may practice at home and at school without a teacher’s immediate assistance, and still receive feedback on the problems they are struggling with.  A score displayed allows the teacher and the student to see which standards a student requires more help with in class.  This allows the teacher to differentiate instruction to meet that particular student’s needs. With the help of IXL, students can improve upon standards that they struggle with and increase their understanding of that particular math course, and improve their chances of pass the Standards of Learning Exam as well.  ($996)

    Dance Shoes: This grant will provide scholarships for students in need to purchase dance shoes for their spring recital and for future use in Kenmore’s endeavors. The grant provides the opportunity for students to have these shoes for their recital, dance class, and can be passed down from one year to the next as the students outgrow them. The chosen shoes are tan jazz shoes, which are commonly acceptable for multiple styles of dance including jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and hip-hop. Currently all students use socks in dance class at Kenmore. ($770)

    Yearbook: This funding will provide yearbooks for 8th Grade students who have shown economic hardship, but demonstrated outstanding leadership and academics.  The PTA has established this grant and has funded it for many years to give disadvantaged students an opportunity to receive a yearbook. Additional funding will help the yearbook staff cover production costs at the end of the year.  The design of the Yearbook and the contents feature the Arts and Communications Technology Focus. Each student may contribute to Kenmore through their time and talent by helping with Community Service—feeding the homeless, car wash fundraisers, etc.  The yearbook staff will help with sales and fundraisers to help support the cost. ($1082)

    We also had two projects that straddled the two grant funding rounds, and so you may already be familiar with these projects:

    College Bound Students – This program provides services such as tutoring, test prep, and college visits to encourage a specific group of 8th graders to focus on college and career goals.  College Bound Group (CBG) will support targeted, highly-able 8th graders from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds with a cohort group that will support their academic and career goals. Based on the success of last year's group, we anticipate that CBG will: provide academic enrichment and support; increase their communication, self-advocacy, and academic planning skills; empower and assist students in developing a documented plan and network of support to achieve college and career goals; and encourage and support students in setting and maintaining rigorous academic expectations. ($900 for the Spring)

     

    Hershey Music Trip – Each spring the students in Kenmore’s Music program (Orchestra, Band and Chorus) attend a Music Festival where they perform for judges and compete against musical groups from other area schools.  Although we search for a high quality festival with a lower cost, we have Kenmore families that cannot afford the cost for their child to participate in the festival.  Our goal is for music students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to have the opportunity to participate in this event regardless of personal economic hardship.  This funding will allow us to support part of the trip, and this campaign is also posted on EdBacker.com: https://edbacker.com/c/help-send-our-performers-to-hershey-pa (a fundraising platform for PTAs) where we have already raised almost $1600. ($2,000)

    For more information on the Kenmore PTA Grants program, please visit our google site at:  https://sites.google.com/site/kenmoreptagrants/home

    The Grants Committee:

    Sylvie Mortimer (Chair), Shauna Dyer, Ed Bracken, Chris Tran Ley, Martha Taylor, Diane Schwartz.


    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps
    Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Kenmore Online Auction: 

    This is one of the PTA's largest fundraisers, which enables the PTA to give out $16,000 in grants to teachers and staff annually.  The auction is ongoing with over 140 items with a retail value of about $13,000.  Donations will also be accepted through the site. Minimums for items without bids have just been drastically reduced! Check it out at https://www.32auctions.com/kenmoreauction2016 - save $$ and support the PTA at the same time, a win-win!

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary!  Friday, March 4th.  Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00.  Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym.  Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale.  Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn.  Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out.  This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Words Alive:

    Words Alive Raffle Winner: Robbie Spadetti from Ms. Kenely’s EXCEL. Robbie, please come to Ms. Privitera’s office in room 210 before your lunch to choose a free book!!!  Teachers, this is also a reminder to do the Words Alive with your Excel classes today or tomorrow. The students can enter the raffle until 12 noon on Friday, March 4th.

    Words Alive is back!  Every week word parts will be shared with the school and students will have a chance to win books through a weekly raffle.  Teachers are encouraged to use the Words Alive program to teach content vocabulary connected to the featured word part.  This week’s word part follows--

    • grad, gress (step)
    • You are making progress in your vocabulary growth as you step into this very useful root.  Words like progress, graduate, grade, and even gradual are branches on this tree. They all, in some way, have to do with going from one level to the next, step by step.

    In EXCEL classes students will have a chance to brainstorm words associated with grad and gress and enter at raffle.  Good luck!

    Important Dates:

    Friday, March 4th Early Release and Parent Conference Day

    Friday, March 4th, 7PM, Faculty Basketball Game vs Ashlawn

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Parent Conference Day:

    Friday, March 4th, is Early Release with conference time in the afternoon.  Conferences will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers.  The March 4th conferences are open to any parent/guardian who would like to meet to discuss academic progress with the EXCEL Teacher.  Students in need of further academic and behavioral support will have a scheduled conference.  Look for a sign-up letter via email and posted on the web.

    Arlington Student FilmFest:

    Do you enjoy making movies, whether they be short films, music videos, documentaries or drama?  If so, consider entering your film in the 2016 Arlington Student FilmFest.  Enter as many films as you like.  All entries will receive feedback and who knows maybe you will an award.  The entry deadline is April 11, 2016.  See Mrs, Dyer, or the Kenmore web site for entry information.

    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps
    Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Kenmore Online Auction: 

    This is one of the PTA's largest fundraisers, which enables the PTA to give out $16,000 in grants to teachers and staff annually.  The auction is ongoing with over 140 items with a retail value of about $13,000.  Donations will also be accepted through the site. Minimums for items without bids have just been drastically reduced! Check it out at https://www.32auctions.com/kenmoreauction2016 - save $$ and support the PTA at the same time, a win-win!

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary!  Friday, March 4th.  Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00.  Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym.  Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale.  Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn.  Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out.  This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Words Alive:

    Words Alive is back!  Every week word parts will be shared with the school and students will have a chance to win books through a weekly raffle.  Teachers are encouraged to use the Words Alive program to teach content vocabulary connected to the featured word part.  This week’s word part follows--

    • grad, gress (step)
    • You are making progress in your vocabulary growth as you step into this very useful root.  Words like progress, graduate, grade, and even gradual are branches on this tree. They all, in some way, have to do with going from one level to the next, step by step.

    In EXCEL classes students will have a chance to brainstorm words associated with grad and gress and enter at raffle.  Good luck!

    Important Dates:

    Friday, March 4th Early Release and Parent Conference Day

    Friday, March 4th, 7PM, Faculty Basketball Game vs Ashlawn

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Monday, February 29, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Arts and Communications Technology Focus School

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “Nothing will work unless you do.” –Maya Angelou

    Now, here’s our principal, Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute. 

    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

    As of today we have only 29 days left in the 3rd marking period.  Let’s use these six weeks to make sure that we are doing our best!

     

    Today’s message is: Valuing Diversity

    Diversity is defined in the dictionary as "the condition of being different."

    Diversity extends far beyond race and culture to include a number of levels of differences. Let’s break diversity down into two levels, primary and secondary. Primary levels are things that we cannot change. They include age, race, ethnicity, gender, physical qualities and sexual orientation. Secondary levels include topics such as income, education, religious beliefs, military experience, geographic location, parental status and marital status. This model vividly demonstrates that we are all similar and different on an infinite number of levels.  Diversity applies to everyone.  We can value diversity by:

    • build confidence in yourself and have positive self-esteem
    • work and play with people who are different from you
    • learn about different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, handicapping conditions, classes, etc.
    • appreciate what each group contributes
    • advocate for just and fair treatment for all

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute. 

    Latin Certamen

    Congratulations to Libby Snowden for her team’s performance at the TJ High School Latin Certamen on Saturday. Certamen is a Latin-based trivia contest between teams of students from school all across Virginia. Students are quizzed on topics including mythology, history, culture, Latin vocabulary, and grammar. Along with Sufia Kaddouri and Sofia Sosa from Jefferson, Libby’s team placed 4th in the Level I category. Well done and congratulations. From: Ms. Egbert, Latin Teacher

    Kenmore Wrestling Team:

    Congratulations to the Kenmore Wrestling Team for their performance vs. Williamsburg in last Thursday’s wrestling match. Jake Arrowsmith’s 13-3 victory in the third period was the start to the team’s competitive match.

    Joel Cardoza’s pin in the first period would be followed by Captain Vincent Galong’s 16-1 tech-pin in the third period.

    The team would add another thrilling win with one second on the clock. A third period pin was also scored by Pedro Palacios.

    Roy McCoy would end the match with a democratic head-lock pin in the second period.

    Great Job! Way to show that Cougar PRIDE out there on the mat. Thank you to the set-up crew, parents, students, and staff for cheering and supporting the Kenmore Wrestling Team. The team’s last home match will be this Thursday vs. Swanson

    Congratulations also to Vincent Galong for his 4th place finish in the 144 lbs. weight class at the middle school age group 13-14 Virginia Wrestling Association Championships in Richmond, VA this past Saturday.

    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Parent Conference Day:

    Friday, March 4th, is Early Release with conference time in the afternoon. Conferences will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers. The March 4th conferences are open to any parent/guardian who would like to meet to discuss academic progress with the EXCEL Teacher. Students in need of further academic and behavioral support will have a scheduled conference. Look for a sign-up letter via email and posted on the web.

    Important Dates:

    Friday, March 4th Early Release and Parent Conference Day

    Friday, March 4th, 7PM, Faculty Basketball Game vs Ashlawn

     

    Kenmore Online Auction: 

    This is one of the PTA's largest fundraisers, which enables the PTA to give out $16,000 in grants to teachers and staff annually.  The auction is ongoing with over 140 items with a retail value of about $13,000.  Donations will also be accepted through the site. Minimums for items without bids have just been drastically reduced! Check it out at https://www.32auctions.com/kenmoreauction2016 - save $$ and support the PTA at the same time, a win-win!

    Kenmore Store:

     

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

     Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

     

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

     

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

     

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary! Friday, March 4th. Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00. Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym. Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale. Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn. Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out. This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    Kenmore Technology Student Association:

    Do you like to participate in hands on projects? Maybe design things on the computer and work to make them real? Well, the Technology Student Association may be for you. Interested? Then plan now to attend our meeting on Monday, February 22nd at 2:35 in room 43 (Tech Ed Classroom).

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook. There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40. This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93. This deal will not last. Order today.

    Words Alive:

    Words Alive is back! Every week word parts will be shared with the school and students will have a chance to win books through a weekly raffle. Teachers are encouraged to use the Words Alive program to teach content vocabulary connected to the featured word part. This week’s word part follows--

    • grad, gress (step)
    • You are making progress in your vocabulary growth as you step into this very useful root. Words like progress, graduate, grade, and even gradual are branches on this tree. They all, in some way, have to do with going from one level to the next, step by step.

    In EXCEL classes students will have a chance to brainstorm words associated with grad and gress and enter at raffle. Good luck!

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Friday, February 26, 2016

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Arts and Communications Technology Focus School

    Principals’ Forum:

    Today the school tuned in to watch the Principals’ Forum which highlighted the many successes of our students. The show kicked off with our continuation of celebrating Black History Month by talking with guest reader Mr. Robert Lavender about today’s African-American Read-In. Readers were invited by the Kenmore Librarian, Ms. Ousely, and classes have been stopping by all day to hear from a variety of guests as we celebrate contributions to society made by African-Americans as well as literature written by African-American authors.

    Today’s show also show featured Students of the Month for January and February, as well as Scholastic Art Award winners. Kenmore had the 2nd highest total of middle school Gold Key Award Winners for the county. Seventh Grade heroes along with Ms. Keish were noted for the aid they rendered to a classmate on the bike trail after school. A student had a medical emergency and his friends and Ms. Keish acted quickly to get the appropriate help.

    KMS Steppers performed fabulously both on this morning’s show and at last night’s showcase at Barrett Elementary. The school was also reminded about Election Day procedures for next Tuesday’s primaries. A letter to Kenmore families was emailed home today with details. Students were also reminded about interim grades as we have reached the mid-point of the 3rd Grading Period. The SCA reported on the well-received talent show. Thank you to the many Kenmore fans who came out to support the effort. The student matinee was packed and the performers did a great job. The show concluded with an a cappella trio singing for the school.

    Kenmore Soccer Night:

    D.C. UNITED vs. Vancouver White Caps Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 PM//RFK STADIUM

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $25 in the sideline section (indicated in black) with a portion going back to the PTA.  This year for an extra $10 your child can partake in a “high five” tunnel where they get to “high five” the players while they walk onto the field.  

    For more information, contact Kathleen Storer at 703.407.2932 or kathleen.storer@gmail.com 

    Parent Conference Day:

    Friday, March 4th, is Early Release with conference time in the afternoon. Conferences will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers. The March 4th conferences are open to any parent/guardian who would like to meet to discuss academic progress with the EXCEL Teacher. Students in need of further academic and behavioral support will have a scheduled conference. Look for a sign-up letter via email and posted on the web.

    Important Dates:

    Wednesday, February 24th—Kenmore Talent Show, 7PM

    Monday, February 22-Friday, February 26, 2016 – Spirit Week

    Friday, February 26, 2016 African American Read In

    Friday, February 26, Wyldlife Club 2:30-4:15

     Kenmore Online Auction: 

    This is one of the PTA's largest fundraisers, which enables the PTA to give out $16,000 in grants to teachers and staff annually.  The auction is ongoing with over 140 items with a retail value of about $13,000.  Donations will also be accepted through the site. Minimums for items without bids have just been drastically reduced! Check it out at https://www.32auctions.com/kenmoreauction2016 - save $$ and support the PTA at the same time, a win-win!

    Kenmore Store:

     Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

     Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

     The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

     Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

     Head here, and make a kid's day better.

     http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

     

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary! Friday, March 4th. Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00. Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym. Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale. Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn. Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out. This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    Kenmore Technology Student Association:

    Do you like to participate in hands on projects? Maybe design things on the computer and work to make them real? Well, the Technology Student Association may be for you. Interested? Then plan now to attend our meeting on Monday, February 22nd at 2:35 in room 43 (Tech Ed Classroom).

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook. There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40. This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93. This deal will not last. Order today.

    Words Alive:

    Words Alive is back! Every week word parts will be shared with the school and students will have a chance to win books through a weekly raffle. Teachers are encouraged to use the Words Alive program to teach content vocabulary connected to the featured word part. This week’s word part follows--

    • mob, mot, mov (move)

    • These ROOT-WORDSare MOB, MOT & MOV all meaning MOVE. They come from the Latin words mobilis, movere, motus, all meaning move.

    In EXCEL classes students will have a chance to brainstorm words associated with mob, mot, and mov and enter at raffle. Good luck!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Arts and Communications Technology Focus School

    Parent Conference Day:

    Friday, March 4th, is Early Release with conference time in the afternoon.  Conferences will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers.  The March 4th conferences are open to any parent/guardian who would like to meet to discuss academic progress with the EXCEL Teacher.  Students in need of further academic and behavioral support will have a scheduled conference.  Look for a sign-up letter via email and posted on the web in next day.

    Important Dates:

    Wednesday, February 24th—Kenmore Talent Show, 7PM

    Monday, February 22-Friday, February 26, 2016 – Spirit Week

    Friday, February 26, 2016 African American Read In

    Friday, February 26, Wyldlife Club 2:30-4:15

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

     

    Kenmore Steppers:

    Practice today, meet in the gym.

    Best Buddies Club:

    Meeting today from 2:30-4:15 in room 90/91.

    School Spirit Week:

    Wednesday, 2/23 is Heritage Day!  Show your spirit by wearing something that shows your heritage!

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary!  Friday, March 4th.  Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00.  Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym.  Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale.  Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn.  Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out.  This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    Kenmore Technology Student Association:

    Do you like to participate in hands on projects?  Maybe design things on the computer and work to make them real?  Well, the Technology Student Association may be for you.  Interested?  Then plan now to attend our meeting on Monday, February 22nd at 2:35 in room 43 (Tech Ed Classroom).

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Words Alive:

    Words Alive is back!  Every week word parts will be shared with the school and students will have a chance to win books through a weekly raffle.  Teachers are encouraged to use the Words Alive program to teach content vocabulary connected to the featured word part.  This week’s word part follows--

    • mob, mot, mov (move)
    • These ROOT-WORDS are MOB, MOT & MOV all meaning MOVE. They come from the Latin words mobilis, movere, motus, all meaning move.

    In EXCEL classes students will have a chance to brainstorm words associated with mob, mot, and mov and enter at raffle.  Good luck!

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Arts and Communications Technology Focus School

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals.  The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that’s where it’s at.” –Jesse Owens

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, February 24th—Kenmore Talent Show, 7PM

    Monday, February 22-Friday, February 26, 2016 – Spirit Week

    Friday, February 26, 2016 African American Read In

     

    Kenmore Store:

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED."

    If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. You don't have to account for every single item: Even four of 112 AAA batteries will be much appreciated.

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    School Spirit Week:

    Wednesday, 2/23 is Heritage Day!  Show your spirit by wearing something that shows your heritage!

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary!  Friday, March 4th.  Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00.  Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym.  Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale.  Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn.  Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out.  This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    Kenmore Technology Student Association:

    Do you like to participate in hands on projects?  Maybe design things on the computer and work to make them real?  Well, the Technology Student Association may be for you.  Interested?  Then plan now to attend our meeting on Monday, February 22nd at 2:35 in room 43 (Tech Ed Classroom).

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Words Alive:

    Words Alive is back!  Every week word parts will be shared with the school and students will have a chance to win books through a weekly raffle.  Teachers are encouraged to use the Words Alive program to teach content vocabulary connected to the featured word part.  This week’s word part follows--

    • mob, mot, mov (move)
    • These ROOT-WORDS are MOB, MOT & MOV all meaning MOVE. They come from the Latin words mobilis, movere, motus, all meaning move.

    In EXCEL classes students will have a chance to brainstorm words associated with mob, mot, and mov and enter at raffle.  Good luck!

    Have a great day!

    Comments (-1)
  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Arts and Communications Technology Focus School

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.” –Colin Powel

    Important Dates

    Monday, February 22-Friday, February 26, 2016 – Spirit Week

    Friday, February 26, 2016 African American Read In

     Monday Morning Message in a Minute:

    Today’s message is about responsibility. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond. When things happen to us we have the ability and responsibility to respond in a way that will make things better. Have you ever looked at the word: responsibility? If you break it down and turn it around it says: the ability to respond. We all have the ability to respond in a way to make bad things better. Use 10% of your energy to focus on what happens and 90% determining how you will respond. Always be positive.

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.

    School Spirit Week:

    Tuesday, 2/22 is Green and Gold Day! Show your spirit by wearing green and gold!

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary! Friday, March 4th. Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00. Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym. Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale. Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn. Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out. This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    FCCLA Meeting:

    Today, 2:30-4:15 in room 213. We will complete the designing and sewing of the pillow cases to honor American Veterans for their service to our country. Join us in an afternoon of sewing for community service to share our arts and technology skills.

    Concert Band:

    Congratulations to the Concert Band for a fantastic performance at the APS Concert Band Assessment on Saturday. I was so proud to be on stage making music with you! Let’s have another great performance this Thursday at Wakefield. You guys Rock! --Mr. Lassell, Kenmore Band Director

    Kenmore Technology Student Association:

    Do you like to participate in hands on projects? Maybe design things on the computer and work to make them real? Well, the Technology Student Association may be for you. Interested? Then plan now to attend our meeting on Monday, February 22nd at 2:35 in room 43 (Tech Ed Classroom).

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook. There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40. This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93. This deal will not last. Order today.

    Words Alive:

    Words Alive is back! Every week word parts will be shared with the school and students will have a chance to win books through a weekly raffle. Teachers are encouraged to use the Words Alive program to teach content vocabulary connected to the featured word part. This week’s word part follows--

    • mob, mot, mov (move)

    • These ROOT-WORDSare MOB, MOT & MOV all meaning MOVE. They come from the Latin words mobilis, movere, motus, all meaning move.

    In EXCEL classes students will have a chance to brainstorm words associated with mob, mot, and mov and enter at raffle. Good luck!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Friday, February 19, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Celebrating 20 Years and Counting!

    Arts and Communications Technology Focus School

    Happy Shauna Dyer Day!

    In recognition of our Focus Coordinator’s twenty-year commitment to Kenmore and the Arts & Technology Focus Program, today, February 19th, is hereby proclaimed Shauna Dyer Day! Today’s open house features many arts and technology lessons that are integrated into instruction and which make Kenmore a unique place for teaching and learning. Thank you to our many visitors and fans who support this endeavor and who came by for today’s open house.

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” –George Washington Carver

    Important Dates

    Friday, February 19, 2016 Focus Open House AM

    Monday, February 22-Friday, February 26, 2016 – Spirit Week

    Friday, February 26, 2016 African American Read In

     

    Kenmore Chorus:

    Congratulations to the Kenmore Choir who performed last night at the Arlington School Board meeting. The chorus, under the direction of Choral Director Mr. Rai Faison, started the evening after the presentation of the colors and Pledge of Allegiance with a moving rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” This selection, traditionally referred to as the "Black American National Anthem" was written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson. The performance was warmly received with a standing ovation. A second tune, “Lanterns,” concluded the choral performance, and it was also warmly received. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Murphy, along with School Board Members, expressed their appreciation for the talented Kenmore Choir and its Director. A select few Kenmore students will be performing in the District XII Choral Event at Washington-Lee this Saturday. Thanks for doing a great job at the School Board last night and good luck at the district event.

     

    Girls on the Run:

    Come to an introductory meeting this Friday, February 19th, during EXCEL in room 377 (Mrs. Keish’s room) All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls are welcome! See you Friday.

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary! Friday, March 4th. Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00. Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym. Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale. Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn. Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out. This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    National Coalition of 100 Black Women Field Trip:

    The National Coalition of 100 Black Women mentees will go to the Alfred Street Baptist Church College Festival on Saturday, February 20th being held at T.C. Williams High School. Transportation, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Please arrive at Thomas Jefferson Middle School by 8:00 am. The bus will depart from Thomas Jefferson at 8:15 am and return at 3:30 pm.

    Please RSVP to Ms. Stockton in room 394 before Wednesday, 2/17 to let us know if you will be attending.

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook. There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40. This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93. This deal will not last. Order today.

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Thursday, February 18, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” –Booker T. Washington

    Important Dates

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 Kenmore Chorus to perform Black National Anthem at APS School Board Meeting 7:30

    Friday, February 19, 2016 Focus Open House AM

    Monday, February 22-Friday, February 26, 2016 – Spirit Week

    Friday, February 26, 2016 African American Read In

     

    Kenmore Chorus:

    The Kenmore Chorus is performing tonight at the Arlington School Board meeting. The chorus will start the meeting with “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” A select few Kenmore students will be performing in the District XII Choral Event at Washington-Lee this Saturday. Good luck to our performers and thanks for your support!

     

    Girls on the Run:

    Come to an introductory meeting this Friday, February 19th, during EXCEL in room 377 (Mrs. Keish’s room) All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls are welcome! See you Friday.

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary! Friday, March 4th. Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00. Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym. Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale. Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn. Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out. This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    National Coalition of 100 Black Women Field Trip:

    The National Coalition of 100 Black Women mentees will go to the Alfred Street Baptist Church College Festival on Saturday, February 20th being held at T.C. Williams High School. Transportation, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Please arrive at Thomas Jefferson Middle School by 8:00 am. The bus will depart from Thomas Jefferson at 8:15 am and return at 3:30 pm.

    Please RSVP to Ms. Stockton in room 394 before Wednesday, 2/17 to let us know if you will be attending.

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook. There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40. This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93. This deal will not last. Order today.

    Reading Tutoring at Kenmore:

    UVA TEMPO Reading Class

    Kenmore Middle School and the University of Virginia are offering a unique opportunity to 25 Kenmore students and their families as we gear up for spring SOL testing.

    UVA’s TEMPO reading program trains experienced teachers to help young people improve reading skills. This master’s degree program includes a component in which these teachers offer one-on-one tutoring to Kenmore students to improve reading skills. In addition, upon completion of the program, UVA will be able to provide each participating student a detailed assessment report of the students’ reading skills.

    Tutorial sessions will be conducted from 4:45-6:00 PM on Tuesday evenings from February 16 through April 26, 2016 (except for March 29, 2016-Spring Break). Interested students may remain at Kenmore until the program begins at 4:45 PM. They may participate in a supervised activities, after which Kenmore will provide a teacher-supervised snack time for the students before each session.

    Students and families must commit to participate in the entire program. Before participating in the program, students and their parents will need to complete this permission slip indicating that they will participate in the entire program. Return this form no later than Thursday, February 11, 2016. Students will be selected on first-come-first-served bases. Parents will be responsible for picking up their child at the end of each session.

    Interested families should contact Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us or (703) 228-6753 or David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us or (702) 228-6774) for more information. We hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

    By signing, I also acknowledge that my child must participate in the all nine sessions of the program sessions.

    Student name:_______________________________________________

    Parent name (print)_________________________________________________________________

    Parent signature   __________________________________________Date:_______________

    Parent contact information:

    Phone #1__________________________________________________

    Phone #2__________________________________________________

    Email address__________________________________________________

     

     

     

    Para: ________________________

    Fecha: 4 de Febrero, 2016

    Asunto: Programa de Lectura TEMPO de la Universidad de Virginia (UVA)

    La Escuela Intermedia Kenmore y la Universidad de Virginia están ofreciendo una oportunidad única para 22 estudiantes y familias de la escuela con el fin de prepararlos para las pruebas de SOL en primavera.

    TEMPO UVA es un programa de lectura que capacita a los maestros con experiencia para ayudar a los jóvenes a mejorar las habilidades en lectura. Además de ser un programa máster, se caracteriza por la ayuda individualizada que presta a cada participante con el fin de mejorar las habilidades en lectura, una vez finalizado el programa, UVA(Universidad de Virginia) será capaz de proporcionar a cada estudiante que participe  un informe detallado y una  evaluación de las habilidades en  lectura de cada estudiante. Las sesiones de éste programa  se estarán dictando los días Martes de 4:45 PM A 6:00 PM a partir del 16 de febrero hasta el 26 de abril del 2016 (excepto el 22 de marzo 2016, porque es la semana de vacaciones de primavera).

    Los estudiantes interesados deberán quedarse en el colegio hasta las 4:45 PM.,  hora en la que empezarán las sesiones de éste  programa, los participantes se pueden quedar en el programa supervisado por algunos maestros después de escuela (ASCC), después de estas actividades la  escuela ofrecerá un refrigerio que será supervisado por otro maestro antes de comenzar las sesiones de éste programa.

    Los estudiantes y las familias deben comprometerse a participar en el programa hasta finalizar el mismo. Antes de participar en el programa, los estudiantes y sus padres tendrán que completar este formulario de permiso que indica que van a participar en el programa completo. Devuelva este formulario a más tardar el jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016. Los estudiantes serán seleccionados de acuerdo al orden de llegada. Los padres serán responsables de recoger a su hijo al final de cada sesión.

    Las familias interesadas deben ponerse en contacto Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us o (703) 228-6753 o David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us o (702) 228 a 6774) para más información. Esperamos que usted aproveche de ésta oportunidad.

    Firmando el siguiente formulario, doy permiso para que mi hijo(a) participe en el Programa de Lectura Kenmore/UVA. Entiendo que mi hijo(a) estará en Kenmore de 4:45 PM a 6:00 PM los Martes desde  Feb. 16 al Abril 26 de 2016.

    Firmando este permiso, también acepto que mi hijo(a) participe en las nueve sesiones del programa. 

     

    Nombre del estudiante:_______________________________________________

    Nombre del padre/madre ______________________________________________________

    Firma del padre/madre                 _____________________________________________Fecha:_______________

    Información de contacto de los padres:

    Teléfono #1__________________________________________________

    Teléfono#2__________________________________________________

    Dirección de correo electrónico_________________________________________

    A continuación se muestra el enlace a un vídeo que muestra el programa cuando se estaba dictando en otra escuela. Por favor, dele un vistazo para ayudarle a decidir si éste programa puede beneficiar a su hijo. Muestra del enlace sobre la ayuda de para los adolescentes con UVA http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=25221

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “Freedom is never given, it is won.” –A. Philip Randolph

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Faculty Meeting w/Superintendent -process for selecting new principal 2:45 Library

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 Kenmore Chorus to perform Black National Anthem School Board Meeting 7:30

    Friday, February 19, 2016 Focus Open House

    Monday, February 22-Friday, February 26, 2016 – Spirit Week

    Friday, February 26, 2016 African American Read In

    Kenmore New Principal Search:

    As many of you know, Dr. Word has announced his upcoming retirement after 18 memorable years leading Kenmore through many transitions in becoming the thriving arts and technology school that it is today.  Referred to recently by President Obama as a “great principal” during the Every Child Succeeds Act ceremony, Dr. Word will be greatly missed as he begins a new chapter in his career.  His legacy and impact on the Arlington community is significant given his dedication to students and tireless effort to help create a world-class middle school that is inclusive of our students’ diverse backgrounds and needs.  Dr. Word was recognized recently by the Hispanic Kenmore Parents’ Group as an educational leader dedicated to accepting and advancing Hispanic Families.  His career as an educational leader has been founded upon inclusion, equity, and the empowerment of others to achieve success.  A message from Dr. Word and retrospective of his career and may be found in the most recent PTA Newsletter at: http://www.apsva.us/cms/lib2/VA01000586/Centricity/Domain/1803/Jan_Final.pdf

    As Dr. Word begins his transition, Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, would like to meet with parents and the community to hear their feedback regarding the strengths of the school, the most important challenges faced by the school, and the attributes desired in the next principal of Kenmore. Please join Dr. Murphy and Dr. Kristi Murphy, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, on Wednesday, 2/17/16, in the Kenmore Library at 7pm to provide your feedback for the new principal search. 

    Kenmore Spirit & Pride  Gear:

    The Kenmore Community will be able to order spirit shirts, hoodies, polos, and other gear to show pride in our school by visiting http://www.spiritandpride.com/ and entering the school code-- 193656  Prices are reasonable and a percentage of funds raised go directly back to the school.  Check out the offerings and thanks for your support!

    Attention All VJAS Writers:

    The due date for all papers is tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th.  Please submit your completed paper along with your student entry form to Ms. Weber during EXCEL tomorrow.  All papers should be submitted before the end of EXCEL. 

    KMS Steppers:

    Practice after school today in the gym.

    Kenmore Talent Show:

    Keep calm and show your talent—Wednesday, February 24th, KMS Auditorium.  Student show at 2:30 pm and Family & Friends show at 7:00 pm.  Admission $1.  Hope to see you there!

    Girls on the Run:

    Come to an introductory meeting this Friday, February 19th, during EXCEL in room 377 (Mrs. Keish’s room) All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls are welcome!  See you Friday.

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary!  Friday, March 4th.  Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00.  Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym.  Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale.  Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn.  Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out.  This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    National Coalition of 100 Black Women Field Trip:

    The National Coalition of 100 Black Women mentees will go to the Alfred Street Baptist Church College Festival on Saturday, February 20th being held at T.C. Williams High School.  Transportation, lunch, and snacks will be provided.  Please arrive at Thomas Jefferson Middle School by 8:00 am.  The bus will depart from Thomas Jefferson at 8:15 am and return at 3:30 pm.

    Please RSVP to Ms. Stockton in room 394 before Wednesday, 2/17 to let us know if you will be attending.

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Reading Tutoring at Kenmore:

    UVA TEMPO Reading Class

    Kenmore Middle School and the University of Virginia are offering a unique opportunity to 25 Kenmore students and their families as we gear up for spring SOL testing.

    UVA’s TEMPO reading program trains experienced teachers to help young people improve reading skills.  This master’s degree program includes a component in which these teachers offer one-on-one tutoring to Kenmore students to improve reading skills.  In addition, upon completion of the program, UVA will be able to provide each participating student a detailed assessment report of the students’ reading skills. 

    Tutorial sessions will be conducted from 4:45-6:00 PM on Tuesday evenings from February 16 through April 26, 2016 (except for March 29, 2016-Spring Break). 

    Interested students may remain at Kenmore until the program begins at 4:45 PM.  They may participate in a supervised activities, after which Kenmore will provide a teacher-supervised snack time for the students before each session. 

    Students and families must commit to participate in the entire program. Before participating in the program, students and their parents will need to complete this permission slip indicating that they will participate in the entire program. Return this form no later than Thursday, February 11, 2016. Students will be selected on first-come-first-served bases. Parents will be responsible for picking up their child at the end of each session.

    Interested families should contact Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us or (703) 228-6753 or David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us or (702) 228-6774) for more information.  We hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. 

    By signing, I also acknowledge that my child must participate in the all nine sessions of the program sessions. 

    Student name:_______________________________________________

    Parent name (print)_________________________________________________________________

    Parent signature   __________________________________________Date:_______________

    Parent contact information:

    Phone #1__________________________________________________

    Phone #2__________________________________________________

    Email address__________________________________________________

     

     

     

    Para: ________________________

    Fecha: 4 de Febrero, 2016

    Asunto: Programa de Lectura TEMPO de la Universidad de Virginia (UVA)

    La Escuela Intermedia Kenmore y la Universidad de Virginia están ofreciendo una oportunidad única para 22 estudiantes y familias de la escuela con el fin de prepararlos para las pruebas de SOL en primavera.

    TEMPO UVA es un programa de lectura que capacita a los maestros con experiencia para ayudar a los jóvenes a mejorar las habilidades en lectura. Además de ser un programa máster, se caracteriza por la ayuda individualizada que presta a cada participante con el fin de mejorar las habilidades en lectura, una vez finalizado el programa, UVA(Universidad de Virginia) será capaz de proporcionar a cada estudiante que participe  un informe detallado y una  evaluación de las habilidades en  lectura de cada estudiante.

    Las sesiones de éste programa  se estarán dictando los días Martes de 4:45 PM A 6:00 PM a partir del 16 de febrero hasta el 26 de abril del 2016 (excepto el 22 de marzo 2016, porque es la semana de vacaciones de primavera).

    Los estudiantes interesados deberán quedarse en el colegio hasta las 4:45 PM.,  hora en la que empezarán las sesiones de éste  programa, los participantes se pueden quedar en el programa supervisado por algunos maestros después de escuela (ASCC), después de estas actividades la  escuela ofrecerá un refrigerio que será supervisado por otro maestro antes de comenzar las sesiones de éste programa.

    Los estudiantes y las familias deben comprometerse a participar en el programa hasta finalizar el mismo. Antes de participar en el programa, los estudiantes y sus padres tendrán que completar este formulario de permiso que indica que van a participar en el programa completo. Devuelva este formulario a más tardar el jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016. Los estudiantes serán seleccionados de acuerdo al orden de llegada. Los padres serán responsables de recoger a su hijo al final de cada sesión.


    Las familias interesadas deben ponerse en contacto Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us o (703) 228-6753 o David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us o (702) 228 a 6774) para más información. Esperamos que usted aproveche de ésta oportunidad.

    Firmando el siguiente formulario, doy permiso para que mi hijo(a) participe en el Programa de Lectura Kenmore/UVA. Entiendo que mi hijo(a) estará en Kenmore de 4:45 PM a 6:00 PM los Martes desde  Feb. 16 al Abril 26 de 2016.

    Firmando este permiso, también acepto que mi hijo(a) participe en las nueve sesiones del programa. 

     

    Nombre del estudiante:_______________________________________________

    Nombre del padre/madre ______________________________________________________

    Firma del padre/madre                 _____________________________________________Fecha:_______________

    Información de contacto de los padres:

    Teléfono #1__________________________________________________

    Teléfono#2__________________________________________________

    Dirección de correo electrónico_________________________________________

    A continuación se muestra el enlace a un vídeo que muestra el programa cuando se estaba dictando en otra escuela. Por favor, dele un vistazo para ayudarle a decidir si éste programa puede beneficiar a su hijo.

    Muestra del enlace sobre la ayuda de para los adolescentes con UVA
    http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=25221

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements Friday, February 12, 2016 Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” –Wilma Rudolph

    Today’s Dismissal:

    • February 12, Early Release Dismissal at 11:54

    Kenmore New Principal Search:

    As many of you know, Dr. Word has announced his upcoming retirement after 18 memorable years leading Kenmore through many transitions in becoming the thriving arts and technology school that it is today. Referred to recently by President Obama as a “great principal” during the Every Child Succeeds Act ceremony, Dr. Word will be greatly missed as he begins a new chapter in his career. His legacy and impact on the Arlington community is significant given his dedication to students and tireless effort to help create a world-class middle school that is inclusive of our students’ diverse backgrounds and needs. Dr. Word was recognized recently by the Hispanic Kenmore Parents’ Group as an educational leader dedicated to accepting and advancing Hispanic Families. His career as an educational leader has been founded upon inclusion, equity, and the empowerment of others to achieve success. A message from Dr. Word and retrospective of his career and may be found in the most recent PTA Newsletter at: http://www.apsva.us/cms/lib2/VA01000586/Centricity/Domain/1803/Jan_Final.pdf

    As Dr. Word begins his transition, Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, would like to meet with parents and the community to hear their feedback regarding the strengths of the school, the most important challenges faced by the school, and the attributes desired in the next principal of Kenmore. Please join Dr. Murphy and Dr. Kristi Murphy, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, on Wednesday, 2/17/16, in the Kenmore Library at 7pm to provide your feedback for the new principal search. 

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary! Friday, March 4th. Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00. Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym. Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale. Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn. Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out. This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    National Coalition of 100 Black Women Field Trip:

    The National Coalition of 100 Black Women mentees will go to the Alfred Street Baptist Church College Festival on Saturday, February 20th being held at T.C. Williams High School. Transportation, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Please arrive at Thomas Jefferson Middle School by 8:00 am. The bus will depart from Thomas Jefferson at 8:15 am and return at 3:30 pm.

    Please RSVP to Ms. Stockton in room 394 before Wednesday, 2/17 to let us know if you will be attending.

    8th Grade Students:

    Remember that your High School Schedule Cards are due today, Friday, February 12th. Please give them either to your EXCEL Teacher or to Mr. Villafane.

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook. There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40. This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93. This deal will not last. Order today.

    Reading Tutoring at Kenmore:

    UVA TEMPO Reading Class

    Kenmore Middle School and the University of Virginia are offering a unique opportunity to 25 Kenmore students and their families as we gear up for spring SOL testing.

    UVA’s TEMPO reading program trains experienced teachers to help young people improve reading skills. This master’s degree program includes a component in which these teachers offer one-on-one tutoring to Kenmore students to improve reading skills. In addition, upon completion of the program, UVA will be able to provide each participating student a detailed assessment report of the students’ reading skills.

    Tutorial sessions will be conducted from 4:45-6:00 PM on Tuesday evenings from February 16 through April 26, 2016 (except for March 29, 2016-Spring Break). Interested students may remain at Kenmore until the program begins at 4:45 PM. They may participate in a supervised activities, after which Kenmore will provide a teacher-supervised snack time for the students before each session.

    Students and families must commit to participate in the entire program. Before participating in the program, students and their parents will need to complete this permission slip indicating that they will participate in the entire program. Return this form no later than Thursday, February 11, 2016. Students will be selected on first-come-first-served bases. Parents will be responsible for picking up their child at the end of each session.

    Interested families should contact Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us or (703) 228-6753 or David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us or (702) 228-6774) for more information. We hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

    By signing, I also acknowledge that my child must participate in the all nine sessions of the program sessions.

    Student name:_______________________________________________

    Parent name (print)_________________________________________________________________

    Parent signature   __________________________________________Date:_______________

    Parent contact information:

    Phone #1__________________________________________________

    Phone #2__________________________________________________

    Email address__________________________________________________

     

     

     

     

    Para: ________________________

    Fecha: 4 de Febrero, 2016

    Asunto: Programa de Lectura TEMPO de la Universidad de Virginia (UVA)

    La Escuela Intermedia Kenmore y la Universidad de Virginia están ofreciendo una oportunidad única para 22 estudiantes y familias de la escuela con el fin de prepararlos para las pruebas de SOL en primavera.

    TEMPO UVA es un programa de lectura que capacita a los maestros con experiencia para ayudar a los jóvenes a mejorar las habilidades en lectura. Además de ser un programa máster, se caracteriza por la ayuda individualizada que presta a cada participante con el fin de mejorar las habilidades en lectura, una vez finalizado el programa, UVA(Universidad de Virginia) será capaz de proporcionar a cada estudiante que participe  un informe detallado y una  evaluación de las habilidades en  lectura de cada estudiante. Las sesiones de éste programa  se estarán dictando los días Martes de 4:45 PM A 6:00 PM a partir del 16 de febrero hasta el 26 de abril del 2016 (excepto el 22 de marzo 2016, porque es la semana de vacaciones de primavera).

    Los estudiantes interesados deberán quedarse en el colegio hasta las 4:45 PM.,  hora en la que empezarán las sesiones de éste  programa, los participantes se pueden quedar en el programa supervisado por algunos maestros después de escuela (ASCC), después de estas actividades la  escuela ofrecerá un refrigerio que será supervisado por otro maestro antes de comenzar las sesiones de éste programa.

    Los estudiantes y las familias deben comprometerse a participar en el programa hasta finalizar el mismo. Antes de participar en el programa, los estudiantes y sus padres tendrán que completar este formulario de permiso que indica que van a participar en el programa completo. Devuelva este formulario a más tardar el jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016. Los estudiantes serán seleccionados de acuerdo al orden de llegada. Los padres serán responsables de recoger a su hijo al final de cada sesión.

    Las familias interesadas deben ponerse en contacto Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us o (703) 228-6753 o David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us o (702) 228 a 6774) para más información. Esperamos que usted aproveche de ésta oportunidad.

    Firmando el siguiente formulario, doy permiso para que mi hijo(a) participe en el Programa de Lectura Kenmore/UVA. Entiendo que mi hijo(a) estará en Kenmore de 4:45 PM a 6:00 PM los Martes desde  Feb. 16 al Abril 26 de 2016.

    Firmando este permiso, también acepto que mi hijo(a) participe en las nueve sesiones del programa. 

     

    Nombre del estudiante:_______________________________________________

    Nombre del padre/madre ______________________________________________________

    Firma del padre/madre                 _____________________________________________Fecha:_______________

    Información de contacto de los padres:

    Teléfono #1__________________________________________________

    Teléfono#2__________________________________________________

    Dirección de correo electrónico_________________________________________

    A continuación se muestra el enlace a un vídeo que muestra el programa cuando se estaba dictando en otra escuela. Por favor, dele un vistazo para ayudarle a decidir si éste programa puede beneficiar a su hijo. Muestra del enlace sobre la ayuda de para los adolescentes con UVA http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=25221

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “Just don’t give up what you are trying to do.  Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”  --Ella Fitzgerald

    Reminder of Important Dates:

    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • February 12, Early Release

    School Bus Driver and Crossing Guard Week:

    Thank you to Ms. Acquice, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Almaz, our Arlington County Crossing Guards, as well as the many Kenmore Staff who are outside on a daily basis making sure our students travel safely to and from school.  Thank you Dr. Spencer, Mr. Vital, Ms. Hall, Mr. Van der Does, Mr. Maghan, Ms. Holloway, Ms. Sydnor, as well as Dr. Word and our SRO, Officer Pagan.  We also celebrate our 16 Bus Drivers for their hard work and dedication to student safety.  Thank You!

    Faculty Basketball Game:

    Huge Showdown vs. Ashlawn Elementary!  Friday, March 4th.  Doors open at 6:30 and the game starts at 7:00.  Location is the Kenmore Middle School Gym.  Suggested donation to enter is $5.

    Beverages, pizza, subs, baked goods and other concessions for sale.  Halftime show featuring celebrities from Kenmore and Ashlawn.  Come out and support Kenmore and Ashlawn PTAs and have a fun family night out.  This is a great way for families new to Kenmore to connect with the Kenmore Community.

    Volunteers needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore at kt_boone@verizon.net

    Sign up genius at

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmoreashlawn

    KMS Steppers:

    Practice Today—see Ms. Gant.

    National Coalition of 100 Black Women Field Trip:

    The National Coalition of 100 Black Women mentees will go to the Alfred Street Baptist Church College Festival on Saturday, February 20th being held at T.C. Williams High School.  Transportation, lunch, and snacks will be provided.  Please arrive at Thomas Jefferson Middle School by 8:00 am.  The bus will depart from Thomas Jefferson at 8:15 am and return at 3:30 pm.

    Please RSVP to Ms. Stockton in room 394 before Wednesday, 2/17 to let us know if you will be attending.

    8th Grade Students:

    Remember that your High School Schedule Cards are due by this Friday, February 12th.  Please give them either to your EXCEL Teacher or to Mr. Villafane.

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Reading Tutoring at Kenmore:

    UVA TEMPO Reading Class

    Kenmore Middle School and the University of Virginia are offering a unique opportunity to 25 Kenmore students and their families as we gear up for spring SOL testing.

    UVA’s TEMPO reading program trains experienced teachers to help young people improve reading skills.  This master’s degree program includes a component in which these teachers offer one-on-one tutoring to Kenmore students to improve reading skills.  In addition, upon completion of the program, UVA will be able to provide each participating student a detailed assessment report of the students’ reading skills. 

    Tutorial sessions will be conducted from 4:45-6:00 PM on Tuesday evenings from February 16 through April 26, 2016 (except for March 29, 2016-Spring Break). 

    Interested students may remain at Kenmore until the program begins at 4:45 PM.  They may participate in a supervised activities, after which Kenmore will provide a teacher-supervised snack time for the students before each session. 

    Students and families must commit to participate in the entire program. Before participating in the program, students and their parents will need to complete this permission slip indicating that they will participate in the entire program. Return this form no later than Thursday, February 11, 2016. Students will be selected on first-come-first-served bases. Parents will be responsible for picking up their child at the end of each session.

    Interested families should contact Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us or (703) 228-6753 or David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us or (702) 228-6774) for more information.  We hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. 

    By signing, I also acknowledge that my child must participate in the all nine sessions of the program sessions. 

    Student name:_______________________________________________

    Parent name (print)_________________________________________________________________

    Parent signature   __________________________________________Date:_______________

    Parent contact information:

    Phone #1__________________________________________________

    Phone #2__________________________________________________

    Email address__________________________________________________

     

     

     

    Para: ________________________

    Fecha: 4 de Febrero, 2016

    Asunto: Programa de Lectura TEMPO de la Universidad de Virginia (UVA)

    La Escuela Intermedia Kenmore y la Universidad de Virginia están ofreciendo una oportunidad única para 22 estudiantes y familias de la escuela con el fin de prepararlos para las pruebas de SOL en primavera.

    TEMPO UVA es un programa de lectura que capacita a los maestros con experiencia para ayudar a los jóvenes a mejorar las habilidades en lectura. Además de ser un programa máster, se caracteriza por la ayuda individualizada que presta a cada participante con el fin de mejorar las habilidades en lectura, una vez finalizado el programa, UVA(Universidad de Virginia) será capaz de proporcionar a cada estudiante que participe  un informe detallado y una  evaluación de las habilidades en  lectura de cada estudiante.

    Las sesiones de éste programa  se estarán dictando los días Martes de 4:45 PM A 6:00 PM a partir del 16 de febrero hasta el 26 de abril del 2016 (excepto el 22 de marzo 2016, porque es la semana de vacaciones de primavera).

    Los estudiantes interesados deberán quedarse en el colegio hasta las 4:45 PM.,  hora en la que empezarán las sesiones de éste  programa, los participantes se pueden quedar en el programa supervisado por algunos maestros después de escuela (ASCC), después de estas actividades la  escuela ofrecerá un refrigerio que será supervisado por otro maestro antes de comenzar las sesiones de éste programa.

    Los estudiantes y las familias deben comprometerse a participar en el programa hasta finalizar el mismo. Antes de participar en el programa, los estudiantes y sus padres tendrán que completar este formulario de permiso que indica que van a participar en el programa completo. Devuelva este formulario a más tardar el jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016. Los estudiantes serán seleccionados de acuerdo al orden de llegada. Los padres serán responsables de recoger a su hijo al final de cada sesión.


    Las familias interesadas deben ponerse en contacto Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us o (703) 228-6753 o David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us o (702) 228 a 6774) para más información. Esperamos que usted aproveche de ésta oportunidad.

    Firmando el siguiente formulario, doy permiso para que mi hijo(a) participe en el Programa de Lectura Kenmore/UVA. Entiendo que mi hijo(a) estará en Kenmore de 4:45 PM a 6:00 PM los Martes desde  Feb. 16 al Abril 26 de 2016.

    Firmando este permiso, también acepto que mi hijo(a) participe en las nueve sesiones del programa. 

     

    Nombre del estudiante:_______________________________________________

    Nombre del padre/madre ______________________________________________________

    Firma del padre/madre                 _____________________________________________Fecha:_______________

    Información de contacto de los padres:

    Teléfono #1__________________________________________________

    Teléfono#2__________________________________________________

    Dirección de correo electrónico_________________________________________

    A continuación se muestra el enlace a un vídeo que muestra el programa cuando se estaba dictando en otra escuela. Por favor, dele un vistazo para ayudarle a decidir si éste programa puede beneficiar a su hijo.

    Muestra del enlace sobre la ayuda de para los adolescentes con UVA
    http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=25221

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Black History Month Quote of the Day:

    “Hate is too great a burden to bear.  It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” –Coretta Scott King

    Principal’s Message:

    Now, here’s our principal, Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute. 

    Congratulations and thanks to the cast, crew and staff that was responsible for the production of the Lion King.  It was a fabulous show done in a splendid fashion.

    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

    As of today we a have only 44 days left in the 3rd marking period.  Let’s use these nine weeks to make sure that we doing our best!

    Today’s message is: Humility in the Face of Adversity

    Congratulations to the football Super Bowl Champions, Denver Broncos.  The team played well, the defense was awesome and they won.  Congratulations also to the Carolina Panthers on having a fantastic season.  In their losing effort they have much to be proud of.  Remember the race does not always go to the swiftest runner but to he or she who perseveres.  It is important to keep all things in perspective.  Every day go out and live your lives with exuberance and as though it is the first day of the rest of your life.  In fact, it is!  Never pout when you don’t win.  Do your best and rejoice in having competed.  Be humble, learn from losing and never give up.

    Reminder of Important Dates:

    • CORRECTION-PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • February 12, Early Release

    8th Grade Students:

    Remember that your High School Schedule Cards are due by this Friday, February 12th.  Please give them either to your EXCEL Teacher or to Mr. Villafane.

    Best Buddies:

    Best Buddies will meet in room 90/91 on February 10th from 2:30 to 4:15.

    Kenmore Swim Team:

    The Kenmore Swim Team begins practicing Tuesday, February 9th, and it’s sure to be a fun and exciting season.  Remember, in order to participate in a varsity sport, you must have a current physical on file with the school nurse.  See you next Tuesday for our first practice. 

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coasts for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Reading Tutoring at Kenmore:

    UVA TEMPO Reading Class

    Kenmore Middle School and the University of Virginia are offering a unique opportunity to 25 Kenmore students and their families as we gear up for spring SOL testing.

    UVA’s TEMPO reading program trains experienced teachers to help young people improve reading skills.  This master’s degree program includes a component in which these teachers offer one-on-one tutoring to Kenmore students to improve reading skills.  In addition, upon completion of the program, UVA will be able to provide each participating student a detailed assessment report of the students’ reading skills. 

    Tutorial sessions will be conducted from 4:45-6:00 PM on Tuesday evenings from February 16 through April 26, 2016 (except for March 29, 2016-Spring Break). 

    Interested students may remain at Kenmore until the program begins at 4:45 PM.  They may participate in a supervised activities, after which Kenmore will provide a teacher-supervised snack time for the students before each session. 

    Students and families must commit to participate in the entire program. Before participating in the program, students and their parents will need to complete this permission slip indicating that they will participate in the entire program. Return this form no later than Thursday, February 11, 2016. Students will be selected on first-come-first-served bases. Parents will be responsible for picking up their child at the end of each session.

    Interested families should contact Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us or (703) 228-6753 or David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us or (702) 228-6774) for more information.  We hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. 

    By signing, I also acknowledge that my child must participate in the all nine sessions of the program sessions. 

    Student name:_______________________________________________

    Parent name (print)_________________________________________________________________

    Parent signature   __________________________________________Date:_______________

    Parent contact information:

    Phone #1__________________________________________________

    Phone #2__________________________________________________

    Email address__________________________________________________

     

     

     

     

    Para: ________________________

    Fecha: 4 de Febrero, 2016

    Asunto: Programa de Lectura TEMPO de la Universidad de Virginia (UVA)

    La Escuela Intermedia Kenmore y la Universidad de Virginia están ofreciendo una oportunidad única para 22 estudiantes y familias de la escuela con el fin de prepararlos para las pruebas de SOL en primavera.

    TEMPO UVA es un programa de lectura que capacita a los maestros con experiencia para ayudar a los jóvenes a mejorar las habilidades en lectura. Además de ser un programa máster, se caracteriza por la ayuda individualizada que presta a cada participante con el fin de mejorar las habilidades en lectura, una vez finalizado el programa, UVA(Universidad de Virginia) será capaz de proporcionar a cada estudiante que participe  un informe detallado y una  evaluación de las habilidades en  lectura de cada estudiante.

    Las sesiones de éste programa  se estarán dictando los días Martes de 4:45 PM A 6:00 PM a partir del 16 de febrero hasta el 26 de abril del 2016 (excepto el 22 de marzo 2016, porque es la semana de vacaciones de primavera).

    Los estudiantes interesados deberán quedarse en el colegio hasta las 4:45 PM.,  hora en la que empezarán las sesiones de éste  programa, los participantes se pueden quedar en el programa supervisado por algunos maestros después de escuela (ASCC), después de estas actividades la  escuela ofrecerá un refrigerio que será supervisado por otro maestro antes de comenzar las sesiones de éste programa.

    Los estudiantes y las familias deben comprometerse a participar en el programa hasta finalizar el mismo. Antes de participar en el programa, los estudiantes y sus padres tendrán que completar este formulario de permiso que indica que van a participar en el programa completo. Devuelva este formulario a más tardar el jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016. Los estudiantes serán seleccionados de acuerdo al orden de llegada. Los padres serán responsables de recoger a su hijo al final de cada sesión.


    Las familias interesadas deben ponerse en contacto Marija Privitera (marija.privitera@apsva.us o (703) 228-6753 o David McBride (david.mcbride@apsva.us o (702) 228 a 6774) para más información. Esperamos que usted aproveche de ésta oportunidad.

    Firmando el siguiente formulario, doy permiso para que mi hijo(a) participe en el Programa de Lectura Kenmore/UVA. Entiendo que mi hijo(a) estará en Kenmore de 4:45 PM a 6:00 PM los Martes desde  Feb. 16 al Abril 26 de 2016.

    Firmando este permiso, también acepto que mi hijo(a) participe en las nueve sesiones del programa. 

     

    Nombre del estudiante:_______________________________________________

    Nombre del padre/madre ______________________________________________________

    Firma del padre/madre                 _____________________________________________Fecha:_______________

    Información de contacto de los padres:

    Teléfono #1__________________________________________________

    Teléfono#2__________________________________________________

    Dirección de correo electrónico_________________________________________

    A continuación se muestra el enlace a un vídeo que muestra el programa cuando se estaba dictando en otra escuela. Por favor, dele un vistazo para ayudarle a decidir si éste programa puede beneficiar a su hijo.

    Muestra del enlace sobre la ayuda de para los adolescentes con UVA
    http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=25221

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, February 05, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Lion King Jr. Tonight! 7PM Free Admission, Donations Accepted

    Black History Month:

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Kenmore students are recognizing Black History month by highlighting the contributions made to our society by African-Americans.  During the morning announcements in February the Kenmore Scholars are sharing a quote from a famous African-American.

    Reminder of Important Dates:

    • CORRECTION-PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 7th and 8th grade Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.
    • ACT II, Semester 2 classes will start on February 9 (start is delayed by one week)
    • February 12, Early Release

    National Junior Honor Society Members:

    Please plan to meet in Ms. Crutsinger’s room on Monday, 2/8, after school.  We will be making our Valentine’s Day cards for the local nursing homes.  We will also be meeting during EXCEL on Wednesday in a place TBD.  Please plan to attend one of the two meetings.  Thanks!

    Kenmore Swim Team:

    The Kenmore Swim Team begins practicing Tuesday, February 9th, and it’s sure to be a fun and exciting season.  Remember, in order to participate in a varsity sport, you must have a current physical on file with the school nurse.  See you next Tuesday for our first practice. 

    8th Graders and Globetrotters:

    Applications to be on the Kenmore Cougar News Team are due TODAY to Ms. Dyer.  Please be sure to turn in your application today.  Students may pick up an application from outside Ms. Dyer’s office in the main office.  EXCEL Teachers, if students turned an applications in to you, be sure to them to Ms. Dyer.

    FCCLA:

    FCCLA will meet Monday, 2/8/16.  All members are to report to Ms. Coyle’s room, 213, immediately after school.  Please wear red if possible.  Get ready to produce and share Veterans’ pillow cases as an FCCLA Department of Education visitor will be here to see your work.

    Kenmore Fencing:

    Kenmore Fencing Team for beginners and experienced fencers, and a competitive team sports program. This spring we face Williamsburg and Thomas Jefferson teams for the championship.    Fencing is an Olympic Sport and its great exercise and fun.  

    Cost:  $100 for spring term; equipment included. Reduced price for those on Arlington County fee reduction program. Scholarships also available.  8 Weeks Mondays 2:30-4 PM in the Kenmore Gym.  Interest meeting and first practice Monday, February 8th.

    Application Deadline for Transfers:

    Based on the School Board’s recent action, the deadline for application to ALL secondary schools and programs (special program applications or neighborhood transfers) has been moved to Friday, February 5, 2016.  In addition, families can now apply for a neighborhood transfer to Wakefield or Yorktown for next year.

    National School Counselors Week:

    This week is National School Counselors Week!  Make sure to take a minute and say, “Hi,” to your counselor and thank them for all that they do for you!

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coasts for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    Important Dates

    • CORRECTION-PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 7th and 8th grade Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.
    • ACT II, Semester 2 classes will start on February 9 (start is delayed by one week)
    • February 12, Early Release

    Have a great day and hope to see you tonight for Lion King, Jr.!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, February 04, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Lion King Jr. Opens Tonight! 7PM Free Admission, Donations Accepted

    Reminder of Important Dates:

    • CORRECTION-PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • The Lion King, Jr. Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 7th and 8th grade Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 6th grade Thursday, February 4 at 10:50 a.m.
    • High School Counselors with 8th graders during 7th period on Thursday, February 4.
    • ACT II, Semester 2 classes will start on February 9 (start is delayed by one week)
    • ACT II, Semester 1 classes will end February 4
    • February 12, Early Release
    • 2nd semester classes will start on Thursday, February 4 (start is delayed by two days)

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    Congratulations:

    Congratulations to 8th Grader Lena Smith for advancing to the state-level competition for her PTA Reflections short film entitled, “Creature.”

    Kenmore Fencing:

    Kenmore Fencing Team for beginners and experienced fencers, and a competitive team sports program. This spring we face Williamsburg and Thomas Jefferson teams for the championship.    Fencing is an Olympic Sport and its great exercise and fun.  

    Cost:  $100 for spring term; equipment included. Reduced price for those on Arlington County fee reduction program. Scholarships also available.  8 Weeks Mondays 2:30-4 PM in the Kenmore Gym.  Interest meeting and first practice Monday, February 8th.

    Application Deadline for Transfers:

    Based on the School Board’s recent action, the deadline for application to ALL secondary schools and programs (special program applications or neighborhood transfers) has been moved to Friday, February 5, 2016.  In addition, families can now apply for a neighborhood transfer to Wakefield or Yorktown for next year.

    National School Counselors Week:

    This week is National School Counselors Week!  Make sure to take a minute and say, “Hi,” to your counselor and thank them for all that they do for you!

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coasts for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    February 4                                         HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    Important Dates

    • PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • The Lion King, Jr. Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 7th and 8th grade Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 6th grade Thursday, February 4 at 10:50 a.m.
    • High School Counselors with 8th graders during 7th period on Thursday, February 4.
    • ACT II, Semester 2 classes will start on February 9 (start is delayed by one week)
    • ACT II, Semester 1 classes will end February 4
    • February 12, Early Release
    • 2nd semester classes will start on Thursday, February 4 (start is delayed by two days)

    Have a great day and hope to see you tonight for Lion King, Jr.!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, February 03, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Kenmore Boys’ Basketball Rescheduled for Today vs. Williamsburg @Kenmore 3:00 PM

    Reminder of Important Dates:

    • CORRECTION-PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • The Lion King, Jr. Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 7th and 8th grade Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 6th grade Thursday, February 4 at 10:50 a.m.
    • High School Counselors with 8th graders during 7th period on Thursday, February 4.
    • ACT II, Semester 2 classes will start on February 9 (start is delayed by one week)
    • ACT II, Semester 1 classes will end February 4
    • February 12, Early Release
    • 2nd semester classes will start on Thursday, February 4 (start is delayed by two days)

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    Kenmore Fencing:

    Kenmore Fencing Team for beginners and experienced fencers, and a competitive team sports program. This spring we face Williamsburg and Thomas Jefferson teams for the championship.    Fencing is an Olympic Sport and its great exercise and fun.  

    Cost:  $100 for spring term; equipment included. Reduced price for those on Arlington County fee reduction program. Scholarships also available.  8 Weeks Mondays 2:30-4 PM in the Kenmore Gym.  Interest meeting and first practice Monday, February 8th.

    Application Deadline for Transfers:

    Based on the School Board’s recent action, the deadline for application to ALL secondary schools and programs (special program applications or neighborhood transfers) has been moved to Friday, February 5, 2016.  In addition, families can now apply for a neighborhood transfer to Wakefield or Yorktown for next year.

    National School Counselors Week:

    This week is National School Counselors Week!  Make sure to take a minute and say, “Hi,” to your counselor and thank them for all that they do for you!

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coasts for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coast may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    February 4                                         HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    Important Dates

    • PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • The Lion King, Jr. Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 7th and 8th grade Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 6th grade Thursday, February 4 at 10:50 a.m.
    • High School Counselors with 8th graders during 7th period on Thursday, February 4.
    • ACT II, Semester 2 classes will start on February 9 (start is delayed by one week)
    • ACT II, Semester 1 classes will end February 4
    • February 12, Early Release
    • 2nd semester classes will start on Thursday, February 4 (start is delayed by two days)

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Welcome Back!

    It’s great to be back on a regular schedule and to see our students and faculty back in school. Please remember to use caution while traveling to and from school.  Walkers should not walk in the streets and should also be careful around piles of snow where drivers might not be able to see people walking. 

    High School Scheduling Presentations for 8th Graders:

    Wakefield High School’s presentation for current 8th graders (rising 9th graders) is being rescheduled for TONIGHT, Tuesday, 2/2/16. It will begin at 7:00 in A-134.

    Washington-Lee’s High School presentation is also tonight and it starts at 7:00.  Look for the signs for the meeting location as you enter the main hallway.

    The purpose of these meetings is to help students and their parents become familiar with scheduling options for high school.

    Reminder of Important Dates:

    Rescheduled--Kenmore's Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.

    • PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 11, 2016
    • The Lion King, Jr. Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 7th and 8th grade Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 6th grade Thursday, February 4 at 10:50 a.m.
    • High School Counselors with 8th graders during 7th period on Thursday, February 4.
    • ACT II, Semester 2 classes will start on February 9 (start is delayed by one week)
    • ACT II, Semester 1 classes will end February 4
    • February 12, Early Release
    • 2nd semester classes will start on Thursday, February 4 (start is delayed by two days)

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    Kenmore Fencing:

    Kenmore Fencing Team for beginners and experienced fencers, and a competitive team sports program. This spring we face Williamsburg and Thomas Jefferson teams for the championship.    Fencing is an Olympic Sport and its great exercise and fun.  

    Cost:  $100 for spring term; equipment included. Reduced price for those on Arlington County fee reduction program. Scholarships also available.  8 Weeks Mondays 2:30-4 PM in the Kenmore Gym.  Interest meeting and first practice January 25.

    Application Deadline for Transfers:

    Based on the School Board’s recent action, the deadline for application to ALL secondary schools and programs (special program applications or neighborhood transfers) has been moved to Friday, February 5, 2016.  In addition, families can now apply for a neighborhood transfer to Wakefield or Yorktown for next year.

    National School Counselors Week

    This week is National School Counselors Week!  Make sure to take a minute and say, “Hi,” to your counselor and thank them for all that they do for you!

    Talent Show:

    It’s time for the Annual Kenmore Talent Show sponsored by the SCA.  Applications are due today.  Auditions will be held Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th.  If you are interested in trying out for a performance or to host the show, you must turn in a completed application.  Applications are available from Mrs. Gagen in the Counseling Office or from Mr. Blackburn in room 165.  Completed applications are due to Mrs. Gagen or Mr. Blackburn today.  See one of them if you have any questions.

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coasts for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coast may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    February 4                                         HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM                      Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation and Wakefield

    Important Dates

    • PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 11, 2016
    • Course Information Night Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • The Lion King, Jr. Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 7th and 8th grade Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Lion King, Jr. Assembly for 6th grade Thursday, February 4 at 10:50 a.m.
    • High School Counselors with 8th graders during 7th period on Thursday, February 4.
    • ACT II, Semester 2 classes will start on February 9 (start is delayed by one week)
    • ACT II, Semester 1 classes will end February 4
    • February 12, Early Release
    • 2nd semester classes will start on Thursday, February 4 (start is delayed by two days)

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    PTA Reflections - Arlington County level results

    Congratulations to the following students, whose creative entries for the PTA Reflections contest moved on to the Arlington County level of the competition. The Arlington County results are in and here are the results for our Kenmore entries:

    Name:              Lena Smith

    Artwork:          “Creature”

    Award:             Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme (1st place!)

    Category:        Film Production

     

    Name:              Tamzin Folz

    Artwork:           “Follow Your Heart and Let Your Imagination Fly”

    Award:              Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:          Dance Choreography

     

    Name:              Tamzin Folz

    Artwork:           Flying Up Through The Waterfall”

    Award:              Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:         Photography

     

    Name:              Carolina Smiltneks

    Artwork:          “Soar On Your Imagination”

    Award:              Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:         Visual Arts

    Name:              Zack Petrov

    Artwork:          “Night Vision”

    Award:             Award of Merit (3rd place)

    Category:        Literature

    All of these students will be recognized at an Arlington County Awards Ceremony in January at Wakefield High School. Lena Smith’s film entry will move on to the Northern Virginia level of the contest. Kenmore Middle School is very proud of everyone's creativity and achievement.  

     

    Kenmore Calendar Fundraiser:

    It’s a New Year!  Do you need help keeping track of the days?

    To raise funds to support the 3rd annual 40-book Celebration for 6th grade, Kenmore is selling a 2016 Wall Calendar featuring black and white photographs of Kenmore student readers from all grade levels.

    Calendars are $15 (Kenmore makes $6) or $20 (Kenmore makes $10)

    To order your calendar, complete the form found on the Kenmore web site and return with payment (checks payable to Kenmore Middle School) to Ms. Juengst or pay with a credit card at the following site:

    https://www.edbacker.com/c/kenmore-40book-reading-celebration

    Kenmore Fencing:

    Kenmore Fencing Team is for beginners and experienced fencers.  Kenmore Fencing is a competitive team sports program. This spring we face the Williamsburg and Thomas Jefferson teams for the championship.    Fencing is an Olympic sport and it's great exercise and fun.  

    Cost:  $100 for spring term; equipment included. Reduced price for those on Arlington County fee reduction program. Scholarships also available.  8 Weeks Mondays 2:30-4 PM in the Kenmore Gym.  Interest meeting and first practice is January 25.

    Second Semester Act II Reminder:

    Students, there is one week left in the semester.  Now is a good time to double check your second semester schedule through student view.  If you are enrolled in an ACT II class for semester 2 that you do not want, please see your counselor now to drop the class.  We have many students on the waiting list who would like your spot.

    Application Deadline for Transfers:

    Based on the School Board’s recent action, the deadline for application to ALL secondary schools and programs (special program applications or neighborhood transfers) has been moved to Friday, February 5, 2016.  In addition, families can now apply for a neighborhood transfer to Wakefield or Yorktown for next year.

    Talent Show:

    It’s time for the Annual Kenmore Talent Show sponsored by the SCA.  Auditions will be held Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th.  If you are interested in trying out for a performance or to host the show, you must turn in a completed application.  Applications are available from Mrs. Gagen in the Counseling Office or from Mr. Blackburn in room 165.  Completed applications are due to Mrs. Gagen or Mr. Blackburn by Thursday, January 21st.  See one of them if you have any questions.

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coasts for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coast may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    January 21 – 7:00 PM                     Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                                       HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM                      Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 4th—Course Information Night at Kenmore, 7 PM—for 6th and 7th Grade Kenmore Families

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, January 14, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Second Semester Act II Reminder:

    Students, there are two weeks left in the semester.  Now is a good time to double check your second semester schedule through student view.  If you are enrolled in an ACT II class for semester 2 that you do not want, please see your counselor now to drop the class.  We have many students on the waiting list who would like your spot.

    Kenmore Science Fair

    Congratulations to all the Kenmore Science Fair participants and special thank you to the Kenmore Faculty & Staff who worked hard to make the fair a success.  Thank you to the many community judges who volunteered their time to hear about the projects.  Best of luck to the top 20 finishers who will advance to the Regional Science Fair.  Remember Kenmore Science Week rolls on with tonight’s Science Expo from 5:30-7:00 pm.

    The top 3 overall projects were submitted by: Andrea Gaoat, Physics; Antonio Martin, Physics, and Libby Snowden, Biology. 

    Top projects by category include the following--

    Biology: Libby Snowden, Katherine Sheire, and Atti Rattleman

    Chemistry: Alana McBride, Peter Beckstrom, and Shushantika Barua

    Physics : Andrea Gaoat, Antonio Martin, and Henry Alves

    Application Deadline for Transfers:

    Based on the School Board’s recent action, the deadline for application to ALL secondary schools and programs (special program applications or neighborhood transfers) has been moved to Friday, February 5, 2016.  In addition, families can now apply for a neighborhood transfer to Wakefield or Yorktown for next year.

    Attention Coalition Girls:

    Your next meeting is this Saturday, January 16th at Jefferson.  Please come see Ms. Stockton in room 394 for some important information about this event. 

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Scholars, please remember to turn in your permission slips for Georgetown University and the Verizon trips to Ms. Dabney as soon as possible. 

    Talent Show:

    It’s time for the Annual Kenmore Talent Show sponsored by the SCA.  Auditions will be held Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th.  If you are interested in trying out for a performance or to host the show, you must turn in a completed application.  Applications are available from Mrs. Gagen in the Counseling Office or from Mr. Blackburn in room 165.  Completed applications are due to Mrs. Gagen or Mr. Blackburn by Thursday, January 21st.  See one of them if you have any questions.

    Lion King, Jr.:

    Kenmore theater students will present the Lion King, Jr. on January 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.  But, before the big show there are lots of sets and costumes to build.  If you can lend a hand during the day or in the evenings, please contact Dawn Hunter at Dawn.Hunter@apsva.us.  Any help is appreciated!

    Attention EIP Prep Students:

    There will be two extended AMP sessions on Wednesday nights at Thomas Jefferson from 6-8 PM.  These sessions are not mandatory but they are a very good way to stay on track with your work and studies.  See Ms. Stockton if you have any questions.

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coasts for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coast may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    January 21 – 7:00 PM                     Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                                         HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM                      Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates

    CORRECTION-Thursday, January 14, 2016 Science Night, 5:30-7:00, students must be accompanied by an adult. Hope you can make it!

    Monday, January 18, 2016 - School Closed - MLK Birthday Holiday

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 4th—Course Information Night at Kenmore, 7 PM—for 6th and 7th Grade Kenmore Families

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Second Semester Act II Reminder:

    Students, there are two weeks left in the semester.  Now is a good time to double check your second semester schedule through student view.  If you are enrolled in an ACT II class for semester 2 that you do not want, please see your counselor now to drop the class.  We have many students on the waiting list who would like your spot.

    Best Buddies:

    Best Buddies Club meets today right after school in room 90/91.

    Application Deadline for Transfers:

    Based on the School Board’s recent action, the deadline for application to ALL secondary schools and programs (special program applications or neighborhood transfers) has been moved to Friday, February 5, 2016.  In addition, families can now apply for a neighborhood transfer to Wakefield or Yorktown for next year.

    Attention Coalition Girls:

    Your next meeting is this Saturday, January 16th at Jefferson.  Please come see Ms. Stockton in room 394 for some important information about this event. 

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Scholars, please remember to turn in your permission slips for Georgetown University and the Verizon trips to Ms. Dabney as soon as possible. 

    Audition for Bowen McCauley Dance Residency:

    We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD), a professional contemporary dance company based in Arlington.  Through this partnership, we will be offering a special program for students with a strong interest in dance. Selected students (up to 30) will become The Kenmore Junior Company and receive dance instruction from members of BMD on Wednesdays from 2:35-4:10 pm at Kenmore, beginning January 13, 2016.  The Junior Company will perform with Bowen McCauley Dance on April 29 and April 30 at Kenmore as part of a school performance and the Move Me Festival.

    In order to participate in the program, students must do the following:

    • Have a strong interest in dance (no past experience required but is helpful)
    • Audition for the program on January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm. with callbacks on January 20, 2016
    • Agree to attend all classes that will be held every Wednesday, beginning January 27, 2016 from 2:35- 4:10 pm. Attendance is a priority!
    • Agree to participate in all rehearsals and the performances on April 29 and 30 and a possible May date.

     

    Feel free to contact Shauna Dyer with any questions at (703) 228-6793.

    Talent Show:

    It’s time for the Annual Kenmore Talent Show sponsored by the SCA.  Auditions will be held Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th.  If you are interested in trying out for a performance or to host the show, you must turn in a completed application.  Applications are available from Mrs. Gagen in the Counseling Office or from Mr. Blackburn in room 165.  Completed applications are due to Mrs. Gagen or Mr. Blackburn by Thursday, January 21st.  See one of them if you have any questions.

    Lion King, Jr.:

    Kenmore theater students will present the Lion King, Jr. on January 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.  But, before the big show there are lots of sets and costumes to build.  If you can lend a hand during the day or in the evenings, please contact Dawn Hunter at Dawn.Hunter@apsva.us.  Any help is appreciated!

    Attention EIP Prep Students:

    There will be two extended AMP sessions on Wednesday nights at Thomas Jefferson from 6-8 PM.  These sessions are not mandatory but they are a very good way to stay on track with your work and studies.  See Ms. Stockton if you have any questions.

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coats for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    January 21 – 7:00 PM                     Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                                         HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM                      Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, January 11, 2016 PTA Meeting – Library 7:00 pm

    CORRECTION-Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Science Fair 12:15- 2:25 pm

    CORRECTION-Thursday, January 14, 2016 Science Night

    Monday, January 18, 2016 - School Closed - MLK Birthday Holiday

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 4th—Course Information Night at Kenmore, 7 PM—for 6th and 7th Grade Kenmore Families

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Application Deadline for Transfers:

    Based on the School Board’s recent action, the deadline for application to ALL secondary schools and programs (special program applications or neighborhood transfers) has been moved to Friday, February 5, 2016.  In addition, families can now apply for a neighborhood transfer to Wakefield or Yorktown for next year.

    Attention Coalition Girls:

    Your next meeting is this Saturday, January 16th at Jefferson.  Please come see Ms. Stockton in room 394 for some important information about this event. 

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Scholars, please remember to turn in your permission slips for Georgetown University and the Verizon trips to Ms. Dabney as soon as possible. 

    Audition for Bowen McCauley Dance Residency:

    We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD), a professional contemporary dance company based in Arlington.  Through this partnership, we will be offering a special program for students with a strong interest in dance. Selected students (up to 30) will become The Kenmore Junior Company and receive dance instruction from members of BMD on Wednesdays from 2:35-4:10 pm at Kenmore, beginning January 13, 2016.  The Junior Company will perform with Bowen McCauley Dance on April 29 and April 30 at Kenmore as part of a school performance and the Move Me Festival.

    In order to participate in the program, students must do the following:

    • Have a strong interest in dance (no past experience required but is helpful)
    • Audition for the program on January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm. with callbacks on January 20, 2016
    • Agree to attend all classes that will be held every Wednesday, beginning January 27, 2016 from 2:35- 4:10 pm. Attendance is a priority!
    • Agree to participate in all rehearsals and the performances on April 29 and 30 and a possible May date.

    Feel free to contact Shauna Dyer with any questions at (703)228-6793.

    Talent Show:

    It’s time for the Annual Kenmore Talent Show sponsored by the SCA.  Auditions will be held Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th.  If you are interested in trying out for a performance or to host the show, you must turn in a completed application.  Applications are available from Mrs. Gagen in the Counseling Office or from Mr. Blackburn in room 165.  Completed applications are due to Mrs. Gagen or Mr. Blackburn by Thursday, January 21st.  See one of them if you have any questions.

    Lion King, Jr.:

    Kenmore theater students will present the Lion King, Jr. on January 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.  But, before the big show there are lots of sets and costumes to build.  If you can lend a hand during the day or in the evenings, please contact Dawn Hunter at Dawn.Hunter@apsva.us.  Any help is appreciated!

    Attention EIP Prep Students:

    There will be two extended AMP sessions on Wednesday nights at Thomas Jefferson from 6-8 PM.  These sessions are not mandatory but they are a very good way to stay on track with your work and studies.  See Ms. Stockton if you have any questions.

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coats for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    January 21 – 7:00 PM                     Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016               Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                                         HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM                      Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, January 11, 2016 PTA Meeting – Library 7:00 pm

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Science Fair 12:15- 2:25 pm

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 Science Night

    Monday, January 18, 2016 - School Closed - MLK Birthday Holiday

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 4th—Course Information Night at Kenmore, 7 PM—for 6th and 7th Grade Kenmore Families

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, January 11, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Now, here’s our principal, Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute. 

    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

    Happy New Year!

    As of today we a have 14 days left in the 2nd marking period.  Let’s use these three weeks to make sure that we doing our best!

    Today’s message: Examining our values

    Sooooo, who wants to become a billionaire?  All you have to do get an adult to buy a Powerball ticket and hope that they beat the over 1 in 300,000,000 odds and they win.  Now, what would you do with all that money…I hope the winner does not forget that all life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the people we are today.  Always strive to work hard and do your best, help others and say please and thank you and contribute to improving the world around us.  When gifts come your way, appreciate them.  Don’t take them for granted.  When challenges come your way, meet them head on and believe that you can make a positive difference.

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute. 

     

    Attention Students:

    The school round of the National Geographic Geography Bee is today!  Grade level representatives should report to Room 165 promptly at 2:30pm right after school in Room 165.  Good luck!

    High School Transfer Application Deadline:

    Please remember that Friday, January 22nd is the last day to apply for high school transfers such as Washington-Lee’s International Baccalaureate program.  Please see Mr. Villafane if you have any questions.

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Scholars, please remember to turn in your permission slips for Georgetown University and the Verizon trips to Ms. Dabney as soon as possible. 

    Audition for Bowen McCauley Dance Residency:

    We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD), a professional contemporary dance company based in Arlington.  Through this partnership, we will be offering a special program for students with a strong interest in dance. Selected students (up to 30) will become The Kenmore Junior Company and receive dance instruction from members of BMD on Wednesdays from 2:35-4:10 pm at Kenmore, beginning January 13, 2016.  The Junior Company will perform with Bowen McCauley Dance on April 29 and April 30 at Kenmore as part of a school performance and the Move Me Festival.

    In order to participate in the program, students must do the following:

    • Have a strong interest in dance (no past experience required but is helpful)
    • Audition for the program on January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm. with callbacks on January 20, 2016
    • Agree to attend all classes that will be held every Wednesday, beginning January 27, 2016 from 2:35- 4:10 pm. Attendance is a priority!
    • Agree to participate in all rehearsals and the performances on April 29 and 30 and a possible May date.

     

    Feel free to contact Shauna Dyer with any questions at (703)228-6793.

    Talent Show:

    It’s time for the Annual Kenmore Talent Show sponsored by the SCA.  Auditions will be held Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th.  If you are interested in trying out for a performance or to host the show, you must turn in a completed application.  Applications are available from Mrs. Gagen in the Counseling Office or from Mr. Blackburn in room 165.  Completed applications are due to Mrs. Gagen or Mr. Blackburn by Thursday, February 21st.  See one of them if you have any questions.

    Step Team:

    KMS Step Team practices today in the gym.

    Lion King, Jr.:

    Kenmore theater students will present the Lion King, Jr. on January 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.  But, before the big show there are lots of sets and costumes to build.  If you can lend a hand during the day or in the evenings, please contact Dawn Hunter at Dawn.Hunter@apsva.us.  Any help is appreciated!

    Lion King Tech Crew:

    Any students interested in working tech for Lion King should attend rehearsals starting next Monday, January 11. Students interested in running the show should be available every day after school until the show on Jan 21 & 22. See Mrs. Hunter for more information.

    Attention EIP Prep Students:

    There will be two extended AMP sessions on Wednesday nights at Thomas Jefferson from 6-8 PM.  These sessions are not mandatory but they are a very good way to stay on track with your work and studies.  See Ms. Stockton if you have any questions.

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coats for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    January 21 – 7:00 PM              Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    January 22                              Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    January 22 – 4:00 PM              Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                              HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM               Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, January 11, 2016 PTA Meeting – Library 7:00 pm

    CORRECTION-Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Science Fair 12:15- 2:25 pm

    CORRECTION-Thursday, January 14, 2016 Science Night

    Monday, January 18, 2016 - School Closed - MLK Birthday Holiday

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 4th—Course Information Night at Kenmore, 7 PM—for 6th and 7th Grade Kenmore Families

    Have a great week!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, January 8, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Important Date Corrections:

    CORRECTION-Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Science Fair 12:15- 2:25 pm

    CORRECTION-Thursday, January 14, 2016 Science Night

    Principals’ Forum:

    Today during the broadcast students heard about the upcoming Talent show sponsored by the SCA.  Auditions will be held on Monday, January 25th.  The school also recognized the 2016-17 Employees of the Year.  Kenmore is proud to put forward the following nominations:

    Michele Lombard, T-Scale

    Tommy Baugh, E/P Scale

    Emily Harvey, G-Scale

    Ivanka Gramatikova, A-Scale

    Ana Guzman, M-Scale

    Congratulations to these hard-working staff members.  We are thankful for the efforts of all of Kenmore’s staff, students, community members, and other fans who work hard to promote success for all of our students.  Your efforts are appreciated.  Dr. Word took a moment this morning to emphasize appreciation for making positive contributions to the school.  He also explained the concept of making New Year’s resolutions.  During the show the November and December Students of the Month were recognized.  Check out our tweets for the group picture.  At the end of the show the Students of the Month shared their goals and aspirations for the new year at school. The school is also very proud of Max’s accomplishment of placing 3rd in the county MLK Visual Arts Contest.

    High School Transfer Application Deadline:

    Please remember that Friday, January 22nd is the last day to apply for high school transfers such as Washington-Lee’s International Baccalaureate program.  Please see Mr. Villafane if you have any questions.

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Scholars, please remember to turn in your permission slips for Georgetown University and the Verizon trips to Ms. Dabney as soon as possible. 

    Audition for Bowen McCauley Dance Residency:

    We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD), a professional contemporary dance company based in Arlington.  Through this partnership, we will be offering a special program for students with a strong interest in dance. Selected students (up to 30) will become The Kenmore Junior Company and receive dance instruction from members of BMD on Wednesdays from 2:35-4:10 pm at Kenmore, beginning January 13, 2016.  The Junior Company will perform with Bowen McCauley Dance on April 29 and April 30 at Kenmore as part of a school performance and the Move Me Festival.

    In order to participate in the program, students must do the following:

    • Have a strong interest in dance (no past experience required but is helpful)
    • Audition for the program on January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm. with callbacks on January 20, 2016
    • Agree to attend all classes that will be held every Wednesday, beginning January 27, 2016 from 2:35- 4:10 pm. Attendance is a priority!
    • Agree to participate in all rehearsals and the performances on April 29 and 30 and a possible May date.

    Feel free to contact Shauna Dyer with any questions at (703)228-6793.

    Lion King, Jr.:

    Kenmore theater students will present the Lion King, Jr. on January 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.  But, before the big show there are lots of sets and costumes to build.  If you can lend a hand during the day or in the evenings, please contact Dawn Hunter at Dawn.Hunter@apsva.us.  Any help is appreciated!

    Lion King Tech Crew:

    Any students interested in working tech for Lion King should attend rehearsals starting next Monday, January 11. Students interested in running the show should be available every day after school until the show on Jan 21 & 22. See Mrs. Hunter for more information.

    Attention EIP Prep Students:

    There will be two extended AMP sessions on Wednesday nights at Thomas Jefferson from 6-8 PM.  These sessions are not mandatory but they are a very good way to stay on track with your work and studies.  See Ms. Stockton if you have any questions.

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coats for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    January 7 – 7:00 PM                Academic Planning Night at Yorktown

    January 21 – 7:00 PM              Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    January 22                              Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    January 22 – 4:00 PM              Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                              HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM               Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 Looking at Art Workshop for Kenmore Teachers at Kenmore (3-6 p.m.)

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 Kenmore Parent Orientation

    Tuesday, January 11, 2016 PTA Meeting – Library 7:00 pm

    CORRECTION-Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Science Fair 12:15- 2:25 pm

    CORRECTION-Thursday, January 14, 2016 Science Night

    Monday, January 18, 2016 - School Closed - MLK Birthday Holiday

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 4th—Course Information Night at Kenmore, 7 PM—for 6th and 7th Grade Kenmore Families

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, January 7, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    High School Transfer Application Deadline:

    Please remember that Friday, January 22nd is the last day to apply for high school transfers such as Washington-Lee’s International Baccalaureate program.  Please see Mr. Villafane if you have any questions.

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Scholars, please remember to turn in your permission slips for Georgetown University and the Verizon trips to Ms. Dabney as soon as possible. 

    Audition for Bowen McCauley Dance Residency:

    We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD), a professional contemporary dance company based in Arlington.  Through this partnership, we will be offering a special program for students with a strong interest in dance. Selected students (up to 30) will become The Kenmore Junior Company and receive dance instruction from members of BMD on Wednesdays from 2:35-4:10 pm at Kenmore, beginning January 13, 2016.  The Junior Company will perform with Bowen McCauley Dance on April 29 and April 30 at Kenmore as part of a school performance and the Move Me Festival.

    In order to participate in the program, students must do the following:

    • Have a strong interest in dance (no past experience required but is helpful)
    • Audition for the program on January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm. with callbacks on January 20, 2016
    • Agree to attend all classes that will be held every Wednesday, beginning January 27, 2016 from 2:35- 4:10 pm. Attendance is a priority!
    • Agree to participate in all rehearsals and the performances on April 29 and 30 and a possible May date.

    Feel free to contact Shauna Dyer with any questions at (703)228-6793.

    Lion King, Jr.:

    Kenmore theater students will present the Lion King, Jr. on January 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.  But, before the big show there are lots of sets and costumes to build.  If you can lend a hand during the day or in the evenings, please contact Dawn Hunter at Dawn.Hunter@apsva.us.  Any help is appreciated!

    Lion King Tech Crew:

    Any students interested in working tech for Lion King should attend rehearsals starting next Monday, January 11. Students interested in running the show should be available every day after school until the show on Jan 21 & 22. See Mrs. Hunter for more information.

    Attention EIP Prep Students:

    There will be two extended AMP sessions on Wednesday nights at Thomas Jefferson from 6-8 PM.  These sessions are not mandatory but they are a very good way to stay on track with your work and studies.  See Ms. Stockton if you have any questions.

    National Junior Honors Society:

    National Junior Honors Society will have its first meeting of the new year this Thursday, January 7th during 4th period lunch in Ms. Crutsinger’s room, 367.  Sorry for the climb, 8th Graders!

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coats for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    January 7 – 7:00 PM                Academic Planning Night at Yorktown

    January 21 – 7:00 PM              Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    January 22                              Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    January 22 – 4:00 PM              Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                              HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM               Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates:

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 Looking at Art Workshop for Kenmore Teachers at Kenmore (3-6 p.m.)

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 Kenmore Parent Orientation

    Tuesday, January 11, 2016 PTA Meeting – Library 7:00 pm

    Wednesday, January 12, 2016 Science Fair 12:15- 2:25 pm

    Thursday, January 13, 2016 Science Night

    Monday, January 18, 2016 - School Closed - MLK Birthday Holiday

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 4th—Course Information Night at Kenmore, 7 PM—for 6th and 7th Grade Kenmore Families

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, January 6, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest Winners Announced

    Arlington Public Schools announced the winners of the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts contest. Twenty-four entries were chosen out of more than 1,300 submissions in this year’s contest.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) was a minister, activist, humanitarian and Civil Rights leader who led by his actions and through his many inspirational speeches. His words prove that what is written, and what is spoken for others to hear can make a difference in the world.

    Using the following quote from Dr. King, describe in writing or through visual art how someone or something in your personal history helped to define and shape who you are and what you believe today.

    “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

    A video that highlights this year’s winners will be presented at Arlington County’s 46th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sun, Jan. 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St.

    The Arlington School Board will also honor the students at its meeting on Thu, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

    Congratulations to Kenmore’s Maxwell Penella for placing 3rd overall for the grades 6-8 Visual Arts category. Way to go, Max!

    Thank you also to the many participants as well as teachers and family members who encouraged participation in the contest.

    High School Transfer Application Deadline:

    Please remember that Friday, January 22nd is the last day to apply for high school transfers such as Washington-Lee’s International Baccalaureate program.  Please see Mr. Villafane if you have any questions.

    Audition for Bowen McCauley Dance Residency

    We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD), a professional contemporary dance company based in Arlington.  Through this partnership, we will be offering a special program for students with a strong interest in dance. Selected students (up to 30) will become The Kenmore Junior Company and receive dance instruction from members of BMD on Wednesdays from 2:35-4:10 pm at Kenmore, beginning January 13, 2016.  The Junior Company will perform with Bowen McCauley Dance on April 29 and April 30 at Kenmore as part of a school performance and the Move Me Festival.

    In order to participate in the program, students must do the following:

    • Have a strong interest in dance (no past experience required but is helpful)
    • Audition for the program on January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm. with callbacks on January 20, 2016
    • Agree to attend all classes that will be held every Wednesday, beginning January 27, 2016 from 2:35- 4:10 pm. Attendance is a priority!
    • Agree to participate in all rehearsals and the performances on April 29 and 30 and a possible May date.

    Feel free to contact Shauna Dyer with any questions at (703)228-6793.

    Lion King, Jr.

    Kenmore theater students will present the Lion King, Jr. on January 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.  But, before the big show there are lots of sets and costumes to build.  If you can lend a hand during the day or in the evenings, please contact Dawn Hunter at Dawn.Hunter@apsva.us.  Any help is appreciated!

    Lion King Tech Crew:

    Any students interested in working tech for Lion King should attend rehearsals starting next Monday, January 11. Students interested in running the show should be available every day after school until the show on Jan 21 & 22. See Mrs. Hunter for more information.

    Attention EIP Prep Students:

    There will be two extended AMP sessions on Wednesday nights at Thomas Jefferson from 6-8 PM.  These sessions are not mandatory but they are a very good way to stay on track with your work and studies.  See Ms. Stockton if you have any questions.

    National Junior Honors Society:

    National Junior Honors Society will have its first meeting of the new year this Thursday, January 7th during 4th period lunch in Ms. Crutsinger’s room, 367.  Sorry for the climb, 8th Graders!

    Coat Drive:

    The Kenmore Check-In Program needs your support by helping us collect winter coats for the Arlington Homeless Shelter.  New or gently used clean winter coats of all sizes from infants to adults are needed.  The collection will continue to February 2nd.  The coats may be dropped off at Check-In in the coat drive boxes.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook for only $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    January 7 – 7:00 PM                Academic Planning Night at Yorktown

    January 21 – 7:00 PM              Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    January 22                              Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    January 22 – 4:00 PM              Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                              HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM               Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 Looking at Art Workshop for Kenmore Teachers at Kenmore (3-6 p.m.)

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 Kenmore Parent Orientation

    Tuesday, January 11, 2016 PTA Meeting – Library 7:00 pm

    Wednesday, January 12, 2016 Science Fair 12:15- 2:25 pm

    Thursday, January 13, 2016 Science Night

    Monday, January 18, 2016 - School Closed - MLK Birthday Holiday

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, Feb. 4th—Middle School Information Night at Kenmore, 7 PM

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, January 5, 2016
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Lion King Tech Crew:

    Any students interested in working tech for Lion King should attend rehearsals starting next Monday, January 11. Students interested in running the show should be available every day after school until the show on Jan 21 & 22. See Mrs. Hunter for more information.

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Scholars, please remember to turn in your permission slips for Georgetown University and the Verizon trips to Ms. Dabney as soon as possible.

    Attention EIP Prep Students:

    There will be two extended AMP sessions on Wednesday nights at Thomas Jefferson from 6-8 PM.  These sessions are not mandatory but they are a very good way to stay on track with your work and studies.  See Ms. Stockton if you have any questions.

    Boys’ Basketball Team:

    Tryouts will be held January 4th and 5th.  See Coach Vaughan for more information.

    National Junior Honors Society:

    National Junior Honors Society will have its first meeting of the new year this Thursday, January 7th during 4th period lunch.  The location is to be determined, so stay tuned!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook.  There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40.  This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93.  This deal will not last.  Order today.

    Attention 8th Graders:

    Mr. Nolen will be at Kenmore all day tomorrow to assist any student that is interested in attending the Arlington Tech Academy at the Career Center.  Also, please remember that Friday, January 22nd is the last day to apply for high school transfers such as the W-L IB program.  Please see Mr. Villafane if you have any questions. 

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families:

    2016

    January 7 – 7:00 PM                Academic Planning Night at Yorktown

    January 21 – 7:00 PM              Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    January 22                              Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    January 22 – 4:00 PM              Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 29                              HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM               Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Important Dates:

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 Looking at Art Workshop for Kenmore Teachers at Kenmore (3-6 p.m.)

    Thursday, January 7, 2016  Kenmore Parent Orientation

    Tuesday, January 11, 2016 PTA Meeting – Library 7:00 pm

    Wednesday, January 12, 2016 Science Fair 12:15- 2:25 pm

    Thursday, January 13, 2016 Science Night

    Monday, January 18, 2016 - School Closed - MLK Birthday Holiday

    Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 6th Grade

    Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Lion King, Jr. Performance for 7th and 8th Grade

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 and Friday, January 22, 2016 Lion King 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10:00 pm

    Thursday, February 4th, Middle School Information Night at Kenmore, 7 pm

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Happy New Year—Best Wishes for a Fantastic 2016!

    Monday Morning Message in a Minute:

    Today’s message is: Making the best of a new year.

    The start of a new calendar year is a time for reflection. It is also time to look forward and plan ways to make yourself, the community and the world better. Improving the world starts with you, one person, doing one good thing at a time. You have already started the journey. Do good and good will come to you. Work hard and you will be rewarded. That’s your Monday Morning Message in a

    8th Grade Families:

    As we approach the end of the 1st semester for 8th grade, this is a good time to speak with your child regarding academic expectations and goals for the transition to high school.  Listed below are some important upcoming dates for information about the high schools.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help ensure a successful transition to high school.

    Important Dates for 8th Grade Families

    2016

    January 7 – 7:00 PM                Academic Planning Night at Yorktown

    January 21 – 7:00 PM              Incoming 9th Grade Wakefield Parent Orientation (room A134)

    January 22                              Application Deadline for Arlington Tech

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to IB Program at Washington-Lee

    January 22                              Deadline for Transfer Applications to Wakefield AP Network Program

    January 22 – 4:00 PM              Application Deadline for H-B Woodlawn lottery

    January 28                              HS Counselors visit Kenmore to facilitate Course Requests 2016-17

    February 2 – 7:00 PM               Incoming 9th Grade Washington-Lee Parent Orientation

    Boys’ Basketball Team:

    Tryouts will be held January 4th and 5th. See Coach Vaughan for more information.

    National Junior Honors Society:

    National Junior Honors Society will have its first meeting of the new year this Thursday, January 7th during 4th period lunch. The location is to be determined, so stay tuned!

    2016 Yearbook Sale:

    Get a 2016 yearbook. There is a sale for 1 yearbook for $40. This introductory price ends February 29th, so plan now to order your yearbook. Submit all forms to Mrs. Benjamin in room 93. This deal will not last. Order today.

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, December 18, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Winter Break

    We wish everyone a safe and restful winter vacation.  School will resume on Monday, January 4, 2015.

     

    Win a copy of Diary of A Wimpy Kid:  Old School

    Answer the following trivia question and enter your name in the drawing for a copy of a Diary of A Whimpy Kid:  Old School:

    Name 5 Holidays that are celebrated in December by people around the world.

     

    Yearbook SALE

    There is a sale on yearbooks beginning December 8 and ending February 29, purchase your yearbook for $40.00  Submit your form to Mrs. Benjamin in Room 93.  This deal will not last.

     

    Boys' Basketball

    Boys' Basketball tryouts will take place on Monday and Tuesday, January 4 and 5 after school.  Be sure to have a physical on file.  Please see Mr. Vaughan or Mr. Baugh with any questions.

     

    Immigration Day

    7th grade students partcipated in an immigration simulation day today.

     

    Bowen McCauley Dance Residency

    All students are invited to audition for the 2016 Bowen McCauley Dance residency that will take place at Kenmore this winter/spring.  As part of the residency, students will receive dance instruction every Wednesday from 2:35-4:15 p.m. beginning on January 27 and perform with the  company in April.  Auditions will take place after school on January 13.  All interested students should report to the dance room wearing clothing that is comfortable to move in.  Please see the attached letter for more information.

     

    Important Dates:

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  5 and 6th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Winter Break:  December 19, 2015-January 3, 2016

    January 4 and 5, 2016 Boys' Basketball Tryouts

    January 7, 2016 Middle School Transfer Orientation, 7:00 p.m.

    January 11, 2016 National Geography Bee Competition, 2:35 p.m.

    January 13, 2016 Bowen McCauley Dance Audtions

    January 13, 2016 Science Fair (12:30-2:30 p.m.)

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Yearbook SALE

    There is a sale on yearbooks beginning December 8 and ending February 29, purchase your yearbook for $40.00  Submit your form to Mrs. Benjamin in Room 93.  This deal will not last.

     SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships. Donations of coffee cans or containers with lids can be turned in to Mrs. Gagen in counseling.

    Canned and Non Perishibale Food Drive for the Holidays

    Please bring your canned or non-perishable food items to donate.  The last day of collection will be TOMORROW, December 17.  Thank you for making a difference.

     Financial Literacy Day

    Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future Program will be at Kenmore tomorrow and offered in a select 9 classrooms during 5th period and 7th period.

    Operation HOPE’s “Banking on Our Future” (BOOF) program educates youth ages 9-18 at no cost to school districts and community-based organizations.

    The curriculum is designed for use across the US, and all units and lessons have been aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics compiled by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and is delivered by Operation HOPE’s volunteer HOPE CORPS.  These volunteers not only provide information that is critical in establishing a strong financial foundation, but expose our youth to a wealth of opportunities and professional avenues.

    The program consists of five modules: Dignity, Basics of Banking, Checking & Savings Accounts, the Power of Credit, and Investments.  Volunteers are individuals from E*TRADE, Urban Financial Services Coalition, SunTrust & Operation HOPE Corps.

    Over 750,000 students nationwide and over 35,000 in Metropolitan Washington DC have received financial education through BOOF.

     

    Important Dates:

    Thursday, December 17, Financial Literacy Day

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  5 and 6th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Winter Break:  December 19, 2015-January 3, 2016

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, December 14, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Monday Morning Message in Minute (from Dr. Word)

    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

    As of today, 5 weeks but only (24 days) left in the 2nd marking period.  Let’s make each day count.

    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is: Making good choices during the holidays

    Be sure to make good choices during the holidays. This is a time of the year when there is quite a bit of hustle and bustle.  Make sure that you are making good choices as you move to and from.  When you are walking look out for drivers who may not be looking out for you. Also, during this time of the year there is a lot of gift giving.  Remember, it is not the cost of the gift that matters.  It is the thoughtfulness behind the gift.  Be grateful.  One of the best gifts you can give is the gift of love.  The gift of love comes from the heart.  It can be shown by saying kind words or doing a kind deed.  Tell your loved ones you love them and help with chores around the house, in your neighborhood and with friends.  Make this the safest and best winter holiday ever!

     

    Yearbook SALE

    There is a sale on yearbooks beginning December 8 and ending February 29, purchase your yearbook for $40.00  Submit your form to Mrs. Benjamin in Room 93.  This deal will not last.

     

    SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships. Donations of coffee cans or containers with lids can be turned in to Mrs. Gagen in counseling.

    Canned and Non Perishibale Food Drive for the Holidays

    Please bring your canned or non-perishable food items to donate.  The last day of collection will be December 17.  Thank you for making a difference.

     

    Winter Concerts Assembly

    Dr. Word and the music teachers, Mr. Lassell, Mr. Riley and  Mr. Faison thanked and congratulated all of the music students who worked so hard to make their winter concert a success.

     

    PTA Reflections - Arlington County level results

    Congratulations to the following students, whose creative entries for the PTA Reflections contest moved on to the Arlington County level of the competition. The Arlington County results are in and here are the results for our Kenmore entries:

    Name:              Lena Smith

    Artwork:            “Creature”

    Award:              Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme (1st place!)

    Category:           Film Production

     

    Name:              Tamzin Folz

    Artwork:            “Follow Your Heart and Let Your Imagination Fly”

    Award:              Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:           Dance Choreography

     

    Name:              Tamzin Folz

    Artwork:            Flying Up Through The Waterfall”

    Award:              Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:          Photography

     

    Name:              Carolina Smiltneks

    Artwork:           “Soar On Your Imagination”

    Award:             Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:        Visual Arts

     

    Name:              Zack Petrov

    Artwork:            “Night Vision”

    Award:              Award of Merit (3rd place)

    Category:          Literature

     

    All of these students will be recognized at an Arlington County Awards Ceremony in January at Wakefield High School. Lena Smith’s film entry will move on to the Northern Virginia level of the contest. Kenmore Middle School is very proud of everyone's creativity and achievement.  

    Important Dates:

    Thursday, December 17, Financial Literacy Day

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  5 and 6th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Winter Break:  December 19, 2015-January 3, 2016

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, December 11, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    HILT Service Club

    There will be a HILT service club meeting after school today in Room 391.

     

    Yearbook SALE

    There is a sale on yearbooks beginning December 8 and ending February 29, purchase your yearbook for $40.00  Submit your form to Mrs. Benjamin in Room 93.  This deal will not last.

     

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest:

    “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  This is the topic of this year’s MLK Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.  The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, December 11th.  Details are in the attached flier.  All students are encouraged to submit entries to the contest.  Some classes will be using the contest as an authentic occasion for writing.  Best of luck to all entrants!


    SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships. Donations of coffee cans or containers with lids can be turned in to Mrs. Gagen in counseling.

    Canned and Non Perishibale Food Drive for the Holidays

    Please bring your canned or non-perishable food items to donate.  The last day of collection will be December 17.  Thank you for making a difference.

    Winter Concert Assembly

    Today we had our winter concert assembly.  Congratulations to the 260+ students who participated in this performance.  The band will host its concert tonight at 7:00 p.m.

     

    PTA Reflections - Arlington County level results

    Congratulations to the following students, whose creative entries for the PTA Reflections contest moved on to the Arlington County level of the competition. The Arlington County results are in and here are the results for our Kenmore entries:

    Name:              Lena Smith

    Artwork:            “Creature”

    Award:              Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme (1st place!)

    Category:           Film Production

     

    Name:              Tamzin Folz

    Artwork:            “Follow Your Heart and Let Your Imagination Fly”

    Award:              Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:           Dance Choreography

     

    Name:              Tamzin Folz

    Artwork:            Flying Up Through The Waterfall”

    Award:              Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:          Photography

     

    Name:              Carolina Smiltneks

    Artwork:           “Soar On Your Imagination”

    Award:             Award of Excellence (2nd place)

    Category:        Visual Arts

     

    Name:              Zack Petrov

    Artwork:            “Night Vision”

    Award:              Award of Merit (3rd place)

    Category:          Literature

     

    All of these students will be recognized at an Arlington County Awards Ceremony in January at Wakefield High School. Lena Smith’s film entry will move on to the Northern Virginia level of the contest. Kenmore Middle School is very proud of everyone's creativity and achievement.  

    Important Dates:

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert, 7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, December 17, Financial Literacy Day

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  5 and 6th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Be sure to complete your Martin Luther King, Jr. essay or visual art entry by close of business tomorrow.  Share with Dr. Word in Google Docs.

    Best Buddies:

    The Best Buddies’ Holiday Party is December is today, 12/9 from 2:30-4:15 p.m. in Ms. Lindquist’s room, 90/91.

    Boys’ Soccer:

    Unfortunately, the Kenmore field has been closed and contractors should be working on it. The last game this week is Thursday, December 10th Kenmore at Williamsburg.

    APS United Way Campaign:

    This is the last week for United Way online donations for APS employees.  APS Staff should have an email invitation that they can use if they choose to participate.  Thanks for your support!

    2016 Calendar Fundraiser:

    Thanks to all the Kenmore students who have agreed to help Ms. Juengst and Ms. McCormick with the 2016 calendar fundraiser.  Our professional photographer will be in the school this Thursday, December 10th to take pictures.  Students will be notified when and where to report to their photo shoot.  Stay tuned.  And remember, it isn’t too late to turn in your permission slip to Ms. Juengst, Ms. McCormick, or Ms. Dyer.

    Scholastic Book Fair:

    This is a reminder that the Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library next week.  The fair will run Monday, 12/7 - Friday, 12/11, from 8:00am-3:00pm.  Students may come to the library throughout the day with a pass to make purchases. Scholastic catalogs will distributed to students during Excel.  Any online purchases that were made will be delivered to Kenmore sometime this week.

    Thanks again in advance for your support!

    Ms. Ousley

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RKxaPtqmuH9JE9ae5XS9R6qFGHPk6dIdtpidiZfy1aY/edit#gid=521413145&vpid=A1

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest:

    “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  This is the topic of this year’s MLK Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.  The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, December 11th.  Details are in the attached flier.  All students are encouraged to submit entries to the contest.  Some classes will be using the contest as an authentic occasion for writing.  Best of luck to all entrants!

    Science Fair Boards:

    Science Fair Boards are now on sale on the 7th and 8th grade floors.  See Mr. Price for 8th grade.  See Ms. Akpata or Ms. Lombard for 7th grade.  The cost is $2 for white boards, and $3 for colored boards (red, yellow, green, blue).

    SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships. Donations of coffee cans or containers with lids can be turned in to Mrs. Gagen in counseling.

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The next open house will be held tonight, December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Important Dates:

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    2016 Calendar Fundraiser:

    Thanks to all the Kenmore students who have agreed to help Ms. Juengst and Ms. McCormick with the 2016 calendar fundraiser.  Our professional photographer will be in the school this Thursday, December 10th to take pictures.  Students will be notified when and where to report to their photo shoot.  Stay tuned.  And remember, it isn’t too late to turn in your permission slip to Ms. Juengst, Ms. McCormick, or Ms. Dyer.

    Scholastic Book Fair:

    This is a reminder that the Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library next week.  The fair will run Monday, 12/7 - Friday, 12/11, from 8:00am-3:00pm.  Students may come to the library throughout the day with a pass to make purchases. Scholastic catalogs will distributed to students during Excel.  Any online purchases that were made will be delivered to Kenmore sometime this week.

    Thanks again in advance for your support!

    Ms. Ousley

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RKxaPtqmuH9JE9ae5XS9R6qFGHPk6dIdtpidiZfy1aY/edit#gid=521413145&vpid=A1

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest:

    “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  This is the topic of this year’s MLK Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.  The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, December 11th.  Details are in the attached flier.  All students are encouraged to submit entries to the contest.  Some classes will be using the contest as an authentic occasion for writing.  Best of luck to all entrants!

    Science Fair Boards:

    Science Fair Boards are now on sale on the 7th and 8th grade floors.  See Mr. Price for 8th grade.  See Ms. Akpata or Ms. Lombard for 7th grade.  The cost is $2 for white boards, and $3 for colored boards (red, yellow, green, blue).

    SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships.

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The next open house will be held tonight, December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Important Dates:

    Monday, November 16, 2015 – Monday, December 7, 2015 Scholastic Online book fair:   http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, December 4, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    No Late Buses Today Due to Early Dismissal

    Thank you for a Great Career Day!

    Thank you to Mr. Villafane, 8th Grade Counselor, and the Kenmore staff members who supported a successful 8th Grade Career Day. Students heard three different presentations from a wide variety of professions.  Our guests were complementary of our students and noted the number of insightful questions that they asked during the presentations.  Thank you students and staff for showing Cougar Pride!  Check out our Twitter feed for some pictures.

    After-School Campus Expectations:

    Students are reminded that upon exiting the school at dismissal that they are not permitted to return to school.  Please plan accordingly.  Students may not exit the campus, leave school grounds, then come back to participate in an activity or catch the late bus.  This means students may not buy snacks across the street then come back into the school.  Once a student has left the building, they should continue on with their after-school plan and they may not return to campus.  The reason for this rule is so that the school can ensure that students who are in the building and on our grounds are under the direct supervision of an adult.  Thank you for your cooperation.

    Scholastic Book Fair:

    This is a reminder that the Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library next week.  The fair will run Monday, 12/7 - Friday, 12/11, from 8:00am-3:00pm.  Students may come to the library throughout the day with a pass to make purchases. Scholastic catalogs will distributed to students during Excel.  Any online purchases that were made will be delivered to Kenmore sometime this week.

    Thanks again in advance for your support!

    Ms. Ousley

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RKxaPtqmuH9JE9ae5XS9R6qFGHPk6dIdtpidiZfy1aY/edit#gid=521413145&vpid=A1

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest:

    “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  This is the topic of this year’s MLK Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.  The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, December 11th.  Details are in the attached flier.  All students are encouraged to submit entries to the contest.  Some classes will be using the contest as an authentic occasion for writing.  Best of luck to all entrants!

    Science Fair Boards:

    Science Fair Boards are now on sale on the 7th and 8th grade floors.  See Mr. Price for 8th grade.  See Ms. Akpata or Ms. Lombard for 7th grade.  The cost is $2 for white boards, and $3 for colored boards (red, yellow, green, blue).

    Attention 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students:

    Attention 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students who have volunteered to help Ms. McCormick and Ms. Juengst with their calendar fundraiser, please turn in your permission slips by Friday, December 4th.  Forms my be turned in to Ms. Dyer or rooms 381/383.  If you need a new permission slip, see Ms. Juengst.  After permission slips have been turned in, you will be contacted with details about dates and times of the photo shoot.

    Cougar Pride:

    Congratulations to Lena Smith who is featured in today’s Local Living section of The Washington Post.  The article showcases her many interests, her ranking as a “speed cuber”--

    SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships.

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The next open house will be held December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Important Dates:

    Monday, November 16, 2015 – Monday, December 7, 2015 Scholastic Online book fair:   http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Monday Morning Message:

    Here is a copy of the Dr. Word’s Monday Morning Message—

    Welcome back from the Thanksgiving Break.  I hope that you had an enjoyable time away from school with friends, family and loved ones.  I am happy to be here and I hope you are to.

    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

    As of today, 7 weeks but only (34 days) left in the 2nd marking period.  Let’s make each day count.

    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is: Safety and citizenship

    I need those of you who walk, ride bikes, and take the ART bus and or the school bus to exercise great citizenship.  I have gotten reports that have been verified of Kenmore students being destructive of personal and public property, horse playing, and not crossing streets at appropriate places.   I need you to show Cougar Pride and respect for our community always and especially as you move to and from school. This time of the year the weather can present challenges of its own.  Please be sure to make good decisions to ensure your safety and that of others.  Also, students if you leave campus at dismissal you are not allowed to come back on campus to attend an event or catch a late bus.

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.

    Scholastic Book Fair:

    This is a reminder that the Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library next week.  The fair will run Monday, 12/7 - Friday, 12/11, from 8:00am-3:00pm.  Students may come to the library throughout the day with a pass to make purchases. Some teachers may be bringing their classes to the fair. Scholastic catalogs will distributed to students during Excel.  Any online purchases that were made will be delivered to Kenmore sometime this week.

    Thanks again in advance for your support!

    Ms. Ousley

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RKxaPtqmuH9JE9ae5XS9R6qFGHPk6dIdtpidiZfy1aY/edit#gid=521413145&vpid=A1

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest:

    “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  This is the topic of this year’s MLK Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.  The deadline for submissions is December 4th.  Details are in the attached flier.  All students are encouraged to submit entries to the contest.  Some classes will be using the contest as an authentic occasion for writing.  Best of luck to all entrants!

    United Way Reminder:

    APS is participating in the National Capital Region United Way 2015 Give Where You Live Campaign.  The campaign runs for two more weeks.  Thanks for your support with helping others in our region!

    SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships.

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The next open house will be held December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Important Dates:

    December 2, 2:35-4:15 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Students (and selected 6th grade)

    Monday, November 16, 2015 – Monday, December 7, 2015 Scholastic Online book fair:   http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Best Wishes from Kenmore Middle School to the Kenmore Community for a happy, safe, relaxing, and fun Thanksgiving Holiday!  Thanks for your support!

    FBLA Canned Food Drive:

    Thank you for donating over 500 llbs. of non-perishable items for the 1st distribution. Thank you Kenmore families and Boulevard Manor for the many kind donations. ACPD and KMS are delivering 17 food boxes directly to families in the Kenmore Community.  You still have time to give a donation.  The 2nd distribution will be in December.  These care packages go directly to families that are in need.  Thank you!

    APS United Way Campaign:

    The APS United Way Campaign is open for APS employees.  Last year Kenmore raised over $1,200 for local charities.  Thanks for your support.  APS staff members should check their email for an individual link to give. Give Where You Live 2015!

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest:

    “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  This is the topic of this year’s MLK Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.  The deadline for submissions is December 4th.  Details are in the attached flier.  All students are encouraged to submit entries to the contest.  Some classes will be using the contest as an authentic occasion for writing.  Best of luck to all entrants!

    Scholastic Book Fair:

    The Scholastic Online Book Fair:   11/16 - 12/7

    http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    The Scholastic Onsite Book Fair will be held in the library on 12/7 - 12/11.

    SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships.

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The next open house will be held December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Important Dates:

    November 30, 2:35-4:15 p.m.-6th Grade Orchestra Students and Concert Band

    December 2, 2:35-4:15 p.m.       7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Students (and selected 6th grade)

    Monday, November 16, 2015 – Monday, December 7, 2015 Scholastic Online book fair:   http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, November 23, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Now, here’s our principal Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a minute:

    More Than A Day
    As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
    It brings up some facts, quite profound.
    We may think that we're poor,
    Feel like bums, insecure,
    But in truth, our riches astound.

    We have friends and family we love;
    We have guidance from heaven above.
    We have so much more
    Than they sell in a store,
    We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.

    So add up your blessings, I say;
    Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
    Enjoy what you've got;
    Realize it's a lot,
    And you'll make all your cares go away.

    By Karl Fuchs

    As of today, (36 days) left in the 2nd marking period.  Let’s make each day count.

    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is: Gratitude

    As we prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday and break, it’s a great time to think about how fortunate we are. We should always take the time to show our gratitude for the many good people and good things in our lives. One way to show our gratitude is to share. If you are able you should contribute to the food drive that is currently underway at Kenmore.  During the break while you are with family, friends and loved ones take the opportunity to show them you appreciate them.  Help prepare food and cleanup before and or after the meal. Use kind words to express your feelings of gratitude.  Tell your loved ones you love them and give lots of hugs.

    Have a happy, restful, gratitude filled Thanksgiving!

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.

    Cheer Practice:

    Cheerleading Practice is cancelled today.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest:

    “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  This is the topic of this year’s MLK Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.  The deadline for submissions is December 4th.  Details are in the attached flier.  All students are encouraged to submit entries to the contest.  Some classes will be using the contest as an authentic occasion for writing.  Best of luck to all entrants!

    Scholastic Book Fair

    The Scholastic Online Book Fair:   11/16 - 12/7

    http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    The Scholastic Onsite Book Fair will be held in the library on 12/7 - 12/11.

    SCA Fundraiser:

    The SCA is requesting donations of empty coffee cans. We need collection containers for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit Cougar Wildlife Conservation efforts and the SCA scholarship fund. The SCA fund benefits KMS students by providing summer school and end-of-year activity scholarships.

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The next open house will be held December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Important Dates

    Monday, November 16, 2015 – Monday, December 7, 2015 Scholastic Online book fair:   http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, November 20, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest:

    “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  This is the topic of this year’s MLK Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest.  The deadline for submissions is December 4th.  Details are in the attached flier.  All students are encouraged to submit entries to the contest.  Some classes will be using the contest as an authentic occasion for writing.  Best of luck to all entrants!

    Principals' Forum:

    This morning's show covered the FBLA Canned Food Drive, PTA Reflections Contest Winnters, the Latino Youth Conference, and also the Girls' Leadership Conference.  PTA Relfections winners were recognized on the show and given their award ribbons.  Thank you to all who supported these efforts!

    Results of the PTA Reflections Contest 2015

    "Let Your Imagination Fly"

    Heartfelt congratulations to these students for all of the creative work that was submitted for Reflections 2015.  Thank you to parents and teachers for supporting your students in their creative endeavors, and to our judges for generously volunteering their time and knowledge. 

    Kenmore is proud to have forwarded the five works that won Outstanding Interpretation of Theme (1st place) on to the Arlington County round of judging.  The works not being sent to the County will soon be returned to students during the school day.

    Here are the full results:

    Dance Choreography

    Outstanding Interpretation of Theme (1st place):

    Tamzin Folz for “Follow Your Heart and Let Your Imagination Fly" 

    Film Production

    Outstanding Interpretation of Theme (1st place):

    Lena Smith for “Creature”

    Participation:

    Carlos Sue for “Revolution"

    Literature

    Outstanding Interpretation of Theme (1st place):

    Zach Petrov for “Night Vision”

    Award of Excellence (2nd place):

    Wendy Buendia for “Rising From the Deep” 

    Giovanni Congelio for “Ready to Blow” 

    Georgia Deane for “Troubled Blizzards" 

    Atti Rattelman for “A Whirlwind of Energy"

    Francis Estores for “The ECHO" 

    Award of Merit (3rd place):

    Cindy Escobar for “My Life is Like a River" 

    Daniela Ledezma for “Book Haven” 

    Jeny Menjivar for “A Protecting Fireball of Rage"

    Angela Valdellon for “Dream Painting" 

    Jayna Roepe for “Creatively Trapped" 

    Jonathan Guevara for “Vine Swinger” 

    Honorable Mention:

    Delina Berhane for “In Disguise"

    Julieta Bonilla-Palacios for “My Journey"

    Isabelle Bristol for “My imagination soars”

    Edgar Garcia for “Object"

    Dorothy Grotos for “Butterfly”

    Antsa Harivola for “Sky High"

    Bryanna Hernandez for “Beyond the Obvious"

    Jasper Kerr for “Imagination in Flight”

    Justin Riquelme for “Violent Tornado Swirl"

    Sophie Stratford for “Crack, Bam, Slam"

    Zander Villa for “I am a Winger"

    Yohana Yilma for “Mixed Emotions"

    Participants:

    David Aguayo for “Gentle Breeze"; Elmer Albarracin for “Petals of my life"; Mauricio Alarcon for “Round and Rolling"; Henry Alves for “Seasons of Change"; Othman Amarchih for “My Mystery Me: Port City"; Ablaaza Andargachew for “A Bright Soul"; David Argueta for “I am a Forward"; Nadir Baodi for “Lazy Potato"; Kevin Barillas for “Energetic and Crazy"; Diana Barrientos for “A Birdie Told Me"; Alexander Bennett for “The Blue-White Paradox"; Gaston Blanco Butron for “The Diving Beauty of the Sea"; Eugenio Camacho for “The Magic Ball"; Ceili Canning for “I Am"; Jimmy Carcamo for “Sunlight Ghost"; Jecenia Cordova for “Spotlight"; Julianna Ditta for “The Wings of My Imagination"; Franklin Escobar for “Charge"; Izeyah Escobar for “Shoo Fly";  Brandon Escobar-Campos for “Eye of Tiger"; Vincent Galang for “Eye of the Tiger"; Andrea Gaoat “In This Frantic World"; Alex Giglio for “Flight"; Zion Gladden for “Beautiful Feathers"; Natalie Guzman for “The Feral Experience"; Kyle Heaton for “Solitary Wolf"; Keissy Hernandez for “Overcoming Hardship, becoming beautiful"; Jason Ho for “Sweet Crunchyroll"; Angeles Illanes for “Flutter"; Bryan Ingles for “Speed"; Kate Johanek for “Delicate but Dangerous"; Joseph Justice for “A Pro at Baseball"; Patrick Kerley for “The Ride"; Jasper Kerr for “An Unwritten Book"; Sonia Khan for “Tyson"; Alya Lawindo for “A Crocheted Comfort"; Celeste Lazo-Villarroel for “Me, Myself and I"; Surafel Lemma for “The Icy Warrior"; Bryce Lewis for “An Active, Agile Friend”; Kate Lis for “Now You See Me Now You Don’t"; Truman Lisk for “Stopped”; Elyza Loch “The Charming Rose"; Juliana Logan for “Water is my Soul"; Ana Lopez for “The Wind of Heaven"; Jihad Mahgoub for “Touchdown"; Antonio Martin for “Prince of the Plains"; Sarah Mbayo for “Shine"; Roy McCoy for “Practice vs. the Game"; Jackeline Mejia for “Flowing Through The Drama"; Gracia Melendez for “Spotlight"; Michael Morales for “I Laugh and I’m Fast"; Trang Nguyen for “Crashing Waves"; Andy Nolasco for “The Polar Bear"; Mahum Noor for “No Trespassing"; Ethan O’Mara for “I am who I want to be"; Carrie Otal for “A Web of Lies"; Mia Peterson for “I am a Soaring Butterfly"; Krystyna Piccorossi for “Finding Knowledge"; Brad Pollard for “Giraffe"; Mercedes Quinteros for “Flowers"; Koloina Razafindandy for “Save Me"; Sofia Recinos for “Howls"; India Riddle for “Wind Chimes"; Nathan Rothaermel for “Killing Strings"; Khadiza Sadia for “Dark and Enraged"; Carsten Schoer for “Diversity"; Kidus Sebil for “King of Life"; Malik Serageldin for “In D Major"; Katherine Sheire for “Afraid of the Unknown"; Zachery Simkus for “Football: A Metaphor for Life"; Libby Snowden for “Divine, Delish"; Bridget Storer for “Follow the Yellow Brick Road"; Lelle Symanski for “Chill"; Anais Torres for “A Rose that Bloomed"; Aldana Vargas for “A Tiger with Thought"; Melanie Velasquez for “Unfathomable"; Chris Walz for “Whip and Repeat"; Jaiden Watkins for “Being Rare"; Isaiah Wells for “The Cheetah Inside Me”; Jessica Wynkoop for “The Stem of a Flower”. 

    Photography

    Outstanding Interpretation of Theme (1st place):

    Tamzin Folz for “Flying Up Through The Waterfall”

    Award of Excellence (2nd place):

    Tamzin Folz for "Summer Day”

    Award of Merit (3rd place):

    Emilie Doty for “Thinking”

    Participants:

    Emilie Doty for “Dogtopia”

    Emilie Doty for “Fun in the Sun”

    Emilie Doty for "New World"

    Emilie Doty for “Oz”

    Evan Fagen for “Comerica Park in Midsummer”

    Tamzin Folz for “Imagination Can Surprise You”

    Tamzin Folz for “Mr. Fly Lets His Imagination Fly”

    Tamzin Folz for "Overcoming Obstacles”

    McCarley Keish for “Tiny towns big world”

    Lauren Puttock for “The Founding Fathers”

    Leah Shvedova for “Mt. Rainier/From the Sky, the ground, the top, and the trees”

    Katherine Wilcox for “Ideas taking Flight"

    Visual Arts

    Outstanding Interpretation of Theme (1st place):

    Carolina Smiltneks for “Soar On Your Imagination”

    Award of Excellence (2nd place):

    Lauren Puttock for “Fly Away” 

    Award of Merit (3rd place):

    Julianna Ditta for “Adrift"

    Mia Cachion for “Fly"

    Andrew Kerley for “Road of the Childhood Brain” 

     

    Participants:

    Tyler Dinan for “Five Elements of Shape”

    Morgann Noble for “Fly”

    Kimi Reed for “Catcher of Dreams”

    Elizabeth Tippens for “Imagine”

     

    Youcreativitwas fantastic!

    Report Cards:

    The 1st Quarter Report Cards were distributed this morning and sent home today.

    Scholastic Book Fair

    The Scholastic Online Book Fair:   11/16 - 12/7

    http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    The Scholastic Onsite Book Fair will be held in the library on 12/7 - 12/11.

    FBLA Food Drive:

    We have collected about 500 items so far!  You still have time to bring in items for the food drive.  Bring in as many items as you can from our suggested list:

    Canned vegetables, soup, beans, applesauce, peanut butter & jelly, pretzels, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, and other non-perishable foods.

    There will be donation boxes on each floor.  The 1st Drive pick-up in November 23rd and delivery is on November 24th.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The open houses will be held December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Important Dates

    Friday, November 20, 2015 Latino Leadership Conference

    Monday, November 16, 2015 – Monday, December 7, 2015 Scholastic Online book fair:   http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, November 19, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    TAB Meeting Canceled:

    Today’s TAB meetings have been canceled.

    Girls’ Basketball Practice Canceled:

    Today’s Girls’ Basketball practice has been canceled.

    Scholastic Book Fair

    The Scholastic Online Book Fair:   11/16 - 12/7

    http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    The Scholastic Onsite Book Fair will be held in the library on 12/7 - 12/11.

    FBLA Food Drive:

    It's time to kick off our annual canned food drive sponsored by the Kenmore Future Business Leaders of America and Kenmore Check-In.  Bring in as many items as you can from our suggested list:

    Canned vegetables, soup, beans, applesauce, peanut butter & jelly, pretzels, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, and other non-perishable foods.

    There will be donation boxes on each floor.  The 1st Drive pick-up in November 23rd and delivery in November 24th.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The next open house will be held December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Support the Arts!

    Would you like lower-level center court tickets to the Wizards vs. Hornets game in December?  How about V.I.P access to the rock band O.A.R.’s festival appearance in 2016?  What about local dining gift certificates for great Arlington restaurants?

    Please forward the EdBacker link to friends and family who are interested in supporting the arts. 

    https://edbacker.com/r/help-send-kenmore-middle-school-band-performers-to-hershey-pa

    The rock band O.A.R. and the Washington Wizards have generously donated fantastic prizes (valued at $500+ each) to an Edbacker raffle! Proceeds from this raffle will help send students from the Kenmore Middle School band to compete in a music festival in Hershey, PA this spring. 

    For your chance to win, and to support a great cause, purchase your tickets online for the drawing.

    Drawing extended to November 20th. Thanks for your support!

    Important Dates:

    Friday, November 20, 2015 Latino Leadership Conference

    Monday, November 16, 2015 – Monday, December 7, 2015 Scholastic Online book fair:   http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade)  4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Safety Message:

    This is a special message about safety while traveling to and from school. This message is especially meant for those students that are walkers.

    Starting today, students should only cross Carlin Springs Rd. using a Crossing Guard. Those student that walk south toward Campbell Elementary School must cross using the Crossing Guard at 3rd Street.

    1. Students who do not live in the neighborhood directly across from Kenmore should not walk through that neighborhood as a short cut.
    2. Kenmore student are not allowed to walk through Four Mile Run Park.
    3. All students that are walking must walk on the sidewalks at all times.
    4. Please do not push or shove each other while walking.

    The Kenmore administrative team and Officer Pagan, our School Resource Officer, are very concerned about student safety while walking to and from school. The school has received several reports of our students playing in the street and showing poor judgment as they are walking home. Let’s turn this around and show our Cougar Pride as we head into the holiday season. Let’s be good neighbors while we travel through the community. Walk on sidewalks, use the main roads where there is good visibility, and cross with the Crossing Guard. Finally, let’s take care of one another by showing good judgment, respect for our community, and safe conduct while walking to and from school.

    From Kenmore’s PTA:

    CHECK OUT THE NEW KENMORE STORE -- ONLINE! Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help. Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met. The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED." If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. 

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher. Head here, and make a kid's day better. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Scholastic Book Fair:

    The Scholastic Online Book Fair:   11/16 - 12/7

    http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    The Scholastic Onsite Book Fair will be held in the library on 12/7 - 12/11.

    FBLA Food Drive:

    It's time to kick off our annual canned food drive sponsored by the Kenmore Future Business Leaders of America and Kenmore Check-In.  Bring in as many items as you can from our suggested list:

    Canned vegetables, soup, beans, applesauce, peanut butter & jelly, pretzels, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, and other non-perishable foods.

    There will be donation boxes on each floor.  The 1st Drive pick-up in November 23rd and delivery in November 24th.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall. The open houses will be held November 16th at 2 PM or December 8th at 7 PM. Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program.

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time. Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Support the Arts!

    Would you like lower-level center court tickets to the Wizards vs. Hornets game in December? How about V.I.P access to the rock band O.A.R.’s festival appearance in 2016? What about local dining gift certificates for great Arlington restaurants?

    Please forward the EdBacker link to friends and family who are interested in supporting the arts.

    https://edbacker.com/r/help-send-kenmore-middle-school-band-performers-to-hershey-pa

    The rock band O.A.R. and the Washington Wizards have generously donated fantastic prizes (valued at $500+ each) to an Edbacker raffle! Proceeds from this raffle will help send students from the Kenmore Middle School band to compete in a music festival in Hershey, PA this spring. 

    For your chance to win, and to support a great cause, purchase your tickets online for the drawing.

    Drawing extended to November 20th. Thanks for your support!

     

    Important Dates

    Friday, November 20, 2015 Latino Leadership Conference

    Monday, November 16, 2015 – Monday, December 7, 2015 Scholastic Online book fair:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2015 Scholastic onsite book fair will be held in the library

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Winter Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Winter Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Winter Concert

    Friday, December 18, 2015 Immigration Day (7th grade) 4 and 5th period switch

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, November 17, 2014
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Safety Message:

    This is a special message about safety while traveling to and from school.  This message is especially meant for those students that are walkers. 

    Starting today, students should only cross Carlin Springs Rd. using a Crossing Guard.  Those student that walk south toward Campbell Elementary School must cross using the Crossing Guard at 3rd Street.

    1. Students who do not live in the neighborhood directly across from Kenmore should not walk through that neighborhood as a short cut.
    2. Kenmore student are not allowed to walk through Four Mile Run Park.
    3. All students that are walking must walk on the sidewalks at all times.
    4. Please do not push or shove each other while walking.

    The Kenmore administrative team and Officer Pagan, our School Resource Officer, are very concerned about student safety while walking to and from school.  The school has received several reports of our students playing in the street and showing poor judgment as they are walking home.  Let’s turn this around and show our Cougar Pride as we head into the holiday season.  Let’s be good neighbors while we travel through the community.  Walk on sidewalks, use the main roads where there is good visibility, and cross with the Crossing Guard.  Finally, let’s take care of one another by showing good judgment, respect for our community, and safe conduct while walking to and from school.

    From Kenmore’s PTA:

    CHECK OUT THE NEW KENMORE STORE -- ONLINE!

    Teachers have a first-hand view into what their students and classrooms need. Parents and guardians can help.

    Kenmore’s PTA is trying something new this school year -- taking the Kenmore Store online with some inspiration from Freecycle and Craig's List -- and we've created a sign up genius to get these needs met.

    The idea is that teachers will post a need, beginning with "WANTED." If you see something that you can fulfill, sign up for it. 

    Deliver the item to the front office labeled with Kenmore Store and the reference number you see in the offer. It will be something like (Ref#365). This way the item will get to the correct teacher.

    Head here, and make a kid's day better.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da9a72aa7f94-kenmore

    Scholastic Book Fair

    The Scholastic Online Book Fair:   11/16 - 12/7

    http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=kenmoremiddleschool

    The Scholastic Onsite Book Fair will be held in the library on 12/7 - 12/11.

    FBLA Food Drive:

    It's time to kick off our annual canned food drive sponsored by the Kenmore Future Business Leaders of America and Kenmore Check-In.  Bring in as many items as you can from our suggested list:

    Canned vegetables, soup, beans, applesauce, peanut butter & jelly, pretzels, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, and other non-perishable foods.

    There will be donation boxes on each floor.  The 1st Drive pick-up in November 23rd and delivery in November 24th.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The open houses will be held November 16th at 2 PM or December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Support the Arts!

    Would you like lower-level center court tickets to the Wizards vs. Hornets game in December?  How about V.I.P access to the rock band O.A.R.’s festival appearance in 2016?  What about local dining gift certificates for great Arlington restaurants?

    Please forward the EdBacker link to friends and family who are interested in supporting the arts. 

    https://edbacker.com/r/help-send-kenmore-middle-school-band-performers-to-hershey-pa

    The rock band O.A.R. and the Washington Wizards have generously donated fantastic prizes (valued at $500+ each) to an Edbacker raffle! Proceeds from this raffle will help send students from the Kenmore Middle School band to compete in a music festival in Hershey, PA this spring. 

    For your chance to win, and to support a great cause, purchase your tickets online for the drawing.

    Drawing extended to November 20th. Thanks for your support!

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Fall Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Fall Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Fall Concert

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

     

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, November 16, 2014
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    FBLA Food Drive:

    It's time to kick off our annual canned food drive sponsored by the Kenmore Future Business Leaders of America and Kenmore Check-In.  Bring in as many items as you can from our suggested list:

    Canned vegetables, soup, beans, applesauce, peanut butter & jelly, pretzels, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, and other non-perishable foods.

    There will be donation boxes on each floor.  The 1st  pick-up is November 23rd and with delivery to families on November 24th.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!

    Arlington Tech:

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall.  The open houses will be held November 16th at 2 PM or December 8th at 7 PM.  Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program. 

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time.  Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

     

    Support the Arts!

    Would you like lower-level center court tickets to the Wizards vs. Hornets game in December?  How about V.I.P access to the rock band O.A.R.’s festival appearance in 2016?  What about local dining gift certificates for great Arlington restaurants?

    Please forward the EdBacker link to friends and family who are interested in supporting the arts. 

    https://edbacker.com/r/help-send-kenmore-middle-school-band-performers-to-hershey-pa

    The rock band O.A.R. and the Washington Wizards have generously donated fantastic prizes (valued at $500+ each) to an Edbacker raffle! Proceeds from this raffle will help send students from the Kenmore Middle School band to compete in a music festival in Hershey, PA this spring. 

    For your chance to win, and to support a great cause, purchase your tickets online for the drawing.

    Drawing extended to November 20th. Thanks for your support!

    Thank You:

    Thank you to all who came out to support the Friday Night Soccer Game with Barcroft!  Thank you also to all who supported the Girls' Leadership Conference and also to those that attended the APS Inclusion Workshop.

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 will not be a PTA Meeting—the next PTA meeting will be after Winter Break

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Fall Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Fall Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Fall Concert

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

     

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Friday, November 13, 2014

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Arlington Tech

    Eighth Grade parents are invited to attend one of the Arlington Tech open houses this fall. The open houses will be held November 16th at 2 PM or December 8th at 7 PM. Parents can see what great things are in the works with the new Arlington Tech program.

    Parents and students are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure all the components are correct and submitted in time. Arlington Tech staff members will be visiting Kenmore December 9th and 10th to meet with interested students and answer any questions.

    Support the Arts!

    Would you like lower-level center court tickets to the Wizards vs. Hornets game in December? How about V.I.P access to the rock band O.A.R.’s festival appearance in 2016?

    Last night’s EdBacker kickoff event has already raised $1,000 for Kenmore Band!

    The rock band O.A.R. and the Washington Wizards have generously donated fantastic prizes (valued at $500+ each) to an Edbacker raffle! Proceeds from this raffle will help send students from the Kenmore Middle School band to compete in a music festival in Hershey, PA this spring. 

    For your chance to win, and to support a great cause, purchase your tickets online for the drawing.

    Drawing extended to November 20th. Thanks for your support!

    School Spirit and Fun Raiser:

    Kenmore Middle School Staff  vs. Barcroft Elementary Staff

    Huge Showdown of Indoor Soccer!

    When: Friday, November 13th

    Time: Doors open at 6:30 game starts at 7:00

    Location: Kenmore Middle School Gym

    Cost: $5.00 Suggested Donation to enter

    Beverages, Pizza, Subs, Baked Goods and other snacks for sale!

    Half time show with Prizes including DC United Tickets for Spring Season Game.

    Come and support Kenmore and Barcroft PTA’s and have a fun family night out!

    Volunteers Needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore kt_boone@verizon.net and for Esther Plaster for Barcroft at estherplaster@gmail.com

     Or Sign up on Sign Up Genius

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmorebarcroft

    Kenmore Book Fair:

    This year's book fair will run from Monday 12/7 - Friday 12/11.  We will also offer an Online Book Fair that will begin, Monday 11/16 and end Monday 12/7.  Please see the attached letter.

    APS Inclusion Workshop:

    On Saturday, November 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. APS will be hosting an inclusion workshop as the school division seeks to increase its commitment to including students with disabilities in the general education setting.  APS parents are welcome to attend.  Register at: http://arlingtonsepta.org/rsvp-to-inclusion-event/

    Kenmore PTA Grants:

    The Kenmore PTA Grants Committee is pleased to announce funding of the following grant applications:

    We received 17 applications totaling over $18,000 in requests, and we had $8,000 available.

    Applications were reviewed for impact on student achievement, number of students impacted, the tie to the Kenmore’s Arts and Tech focus, and cost effectiveness. The grants committee also looked at measurable outcomes.

    Below is a summary of the approved grant fund requests. A second round of competition will be held later in the year.

    1. College Bound Students – This program provides services such as tutoring, test prep, and college visits to encourage a specific group of 8th graders to focus on college and career goals. College Bound Group (CBG) will support targeted, highly-able 8th graders from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds with a cohort group that will support their academic and career goals. Based on the success of last year's group, we anticipate that CBG will: provide academic enrichment and support; increase their communication, self-advocacy, and academic planning skills; empower and assist students in developing a documented plan and network of support to achieve college and career goals; and encourage and support students in setting and maintaining rigorous academic expectations. ($600 for the Fall- some funding will be spent in the Spring as well)

     

    1. IXL- Online program- This funding will provide 60 licenses for an on-line Language Arts "Practice that feels like Play: Dynamic, adaptive learning". IXL is a standards-based, fun online site that provides unlimited practice in grade-level language arts skills. Students can work at home or at school and teachers can see their results in order to assign particular topics to work on (for example, analogies, synonyms, antonyms, capitalization, affixes, sentence fragments, etc…)    This membership provides targeted, individualized practice should allow students to grasp key concepts while having fun on the computer or their electronic device and receiving motivating virtual awards to keep them going. Students can also choose to work on activities from lower grade levels (for reinforcement) or higher grade levels (for enrichment).   ($498)

     

    1. Self-published books for struggling readers- HILTEX 7 students will write, illustrate and publish a book via Lulu.com to share with a struggling elementary reader. They will interview a young, struggling reader and create a story with the child as the protagonist. After their book is published, they will give the book to the child as encouragement to keep on reading and enjoying books. ($300)

     

    1. RIF-Reading is Fundamental. This program allows students to choose books to keep in order to build home libraries and encourages them to become life-long readers. 320 Students will benefit from this, as they perform “read alouds” and view videos of author’s telling stories to spark interest in reading. This is a matching grant, leveraging support from RIF at a 3:1 match level. ($195.60)

     

    1. ARTS and Crafts pillow Cases ---Student will write a hardship letter, design and sew a pillowcase using his/her art and sewing skills, to meet writing, art technology and Family & Consumer Science objectives. This writing / art / textile project offers a therapeutic form of recovery for both the giver and the receiver. It is a win-win project. ($250)

     

    1. Hans Hoffman in 3D- Sculpture as Light- This project will give students a strong framework for how to go about making a 3D sculpture out of Styrofoam that would encase a florescent light.  Students will then photograph their sculpture and transform their work through photography.   Finally, students will present their work graphically with a written description – in a well-structured graphic design project – so this is a very integrated art project which requires a various art supplies. ($600)

     

    1. Building Multicultural Bridges- Students will learn the elements of literature through read aloud of personal narrative,I am Malala.  They will compare and contrast those elements as portrayed in the movie “He Named Me Malala,” by completing a story map. This experience will provide HILT students the opportunity to connect to some of their classmates’ Pakistani culture, understanding of the importance of access to education for girls in the world, and the personal journey of identity through reading a personal narrative. ($50 to buy the DVD/movie)

     

    1. Lion King- Many of the costumes used for the upcoming Lion King Act 2 production need to be created from scratch, and they are not things that can be purchased from the store. This funding will allow Kenmore to purchase the material so that students have the opportunity to design, create, and sew/construct costumes for all the characters in the show. Many students at Kenmore do not have access to Broadway caliber productions, but the theater department gives all students a small taste of what is available, and provides a unique opportunity to let a big number of students shine. The ensemble work that takes place for a show like this is enormous. Students learn and see the very tangible value of working together. ($600)

     

    1. Robotic SPHERO Balls- Students will be able to use these robotic balls and accompanying lessons to learn coding and STEAM concepts. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking skills needed to build strong coding and application creations. Sphero 2.0 lessons will give the students a fun way to learn programming. It will provide a positive impact on their learning and motivate students to learn coding and increase their desire to become future computer programmers and software developers. http://store.sphero.com/ ($645)

     

    1. Independent Reading through the Scholastic's reading club-- Students can purchase their own books at discounted prices. Because Scholastic offers such a variety of books, students can choose books that interest them and that are at their reading level. Scholastic also offers books that have been recently published which means students can read the latest books by the newest authors. Students will order books through a classroom account and receive books at an even cheaper price. They will also be able to receive monthly prizes that encourage reading, such as bookmarks, keychains, and posters based on popular books and celebrities that encourage reading. ($200)

     

    1. Bowen McCauley Dance Residency –BMD’s program provides weekly dance training and performance opportunities to students at Kenmore. Dance instruction will take place as part of school curriculum and the participants will receive 4 months of training and mentoring from BMD professional dance teaching artists. BMD’s Artistic Director Lucy Bowen McCauley and Teaching Artist Joan Ayap, will audition the students for the Kenmore Junior Company by teaching them a piece of choreography. This is a strong partnership and funds are matched by other community donors through this grant for Kenmore. ($1200)

     

    1. ALAN conference attendance: A small stipend to defray costs for 2 teachers to attend The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers for English-- an annual two-day workshop following the NCTE Convention.  The workshop is described as follows on the ALAN website: “The theme for the 2015 ALAN workshop is “Viva La Reading Revolution!” In a time when educational reform and mandates are pushing pleasure reading out of classrooms and the emphasis on test scores has companies selling “quick fix” programs to boost reading achievement, we here at ALAN still know that the best formula for turning kids into successful reads is to give them a caring, professional adult who knows good books; time to read; choice; and access to a variety of titles. This shouldn’t be considered revolutionary, but unfortunately in this day and age, it is.” The workshop will host a plethora of award winning authors including keynote speakers 2015 Newbery winner, Kwame Alexander and the 2015 Printz winner, Jandy Nelson. Throughout the two days, attendees will hear authors and teachers speak about diversity in young adult literature, reluctant readers, building reading communities in the classroom, tough topics for teens, etc.  After the workshop, teachers will leave with exposure to books guaranteed to engage all readers, no matter the interest or reading level.  ($520)

     

    1. PBIS: Funding to purchase incentives for students who demonstrate behavior that aligns with the PBIS-- Incentives for Positive Behavior-- goal of not disrupting the learning experience at Kenmore throughout the day. Each quarter, the PBIS committee will run a Positive Behavior Booster for 2 weeks. Using behavior-specific, positive praise, staff will hand out coupons to students who are meeting behavior expectations- for example, walking on the right, maintaining volume level 1, replying respectfully, and using considerate and encouraging language. ($300)

     

    1. Hershey Music Trip – Each spring the students in Kenmore’s Music program (Orchestra, Band and Chorus) attend a Music Festival where they perform for judges and compete against musical groups from other area schools. Although we search for a high quality festival with a lower cost, we have Kenmore families that cannot afford the cost for their child to participate in the festival. Our goal is for music students in grades 6,7,8 to have the opportunity to participate in this event regardless of personal economic hardship. This funding will allow us to support part of the trip, and this campaign will also be posted on EdBacker.com: https://edbacker.com/c/help-send-our-performers-to-hershey-pa (a fundraising platform for PTAs) in hopes of raising the additional $4,000 needed. ($2,000)

    Another competition will be held later in the academic year for the remaining funds.

    For more information on the Kenmore PTA Grants program, please visit our google site at: https://sites.google.com/site/kenmoreptagrants/home

     Important Dates

    Friday, November 13, 2015 Kenmore Faculty Soccer Game Vs. Barcroft 6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Fall Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Fall Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Fall Concert

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Information about Teen Stress:

    Attached and below is information on the APCYF Community Conversation about Teen Stress.

    November 18 6:00 – 8:00 at the Walter Reed Community Center.

    Please help us spread the word, far and wide!

    Join The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families for our first in a series of community conversation on building strengths in our youth and community. The community conversation will focus on Teen Stress and will occur on November 18th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Walter Reed Community Center at 2909 16th St. S., Arlington, VA 22204.

    Register at www.apcyf.org or email apcyf@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1667

    Middle and High School Students, Parents, Caregivers, and Community Members are all invited to attend.

    Kenmore Book Fair:

    This year's book fair will run from Monday 12/7 - Friday 12/11.  We will also offer an Online Book Fair that will begin, Monday 11/16 and end Monday 12/7.  Please see the attached letter.

    Support the Arts!

    The rock band O.A.R. and the Washington Wizards have generously donated fantastic prizes (valued at $500+ each) to an Edbacker raffle! Proceeds from this raffle will help send students from the Kenmore Middle School band to compete in a music festival in Hershey, PA this spring. 

    For your chance to win, and to support a great cause, purchase your tickets online for the drawing on November 12th!  You can still win!

    This event is co-sponsored by 1776 and Arlington Economic Development with supporting partner Arlington Chamber of Commerce

     Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Credit-by-Exam for Foreign Languages:

    Arlington Public Schools allows students with the ability to comprehend and communicate in languages other than English to earn high school credits through selected world language tests. Credit-by-Exam measures students’ foreign language proficiency in order to award up to four high school foreign language credits. We use nationally-normed tests such as STAMP, AAPPL, OPI, OPIc, and the WPT for most languages. See the attached folder for more information.

     Financial Literacy:

    As a proponent of financial literacy among teens, Burke & Herbert Bank has an exciting new opportunity for Kenmore Middle School students aged 13-18:  the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. This video contest is a unique competition that encourages teens to use video to explore the value of saving and wise spending, and inspire others to become lifelong savers. It also supports the Virginia Standards of Learning for financial literacy.

    We are joining local banks across the country in hosting the first level of the competition to select a winner to represent our bank on the national level.  A student creates a 90-second video on the importance of saving money, using money wisely, and/or saving for college and submits it to our bank at save@burkeandherbertbank.com. We will recognize the top three local winners with $350, $100 and $50.  National winners will receive $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 U.S. toward their savings goal.

    Complete rules and entry forms are at www.BurkeandHerbertBank.com.  We also have a link to previous years’ entries so kids can get inspired. The deadline is December 1 – so there is not much time.  This is only the second year we are participating so anyone who enters will have an excellent chance of being our selection!  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Substance Abuse Counselor Presentation

    On Tuesday, November 10, at 7pm in the Kenmore cafeteria, we will have a presentation from Siobhan Bowler, the middle school substance abuse counselor, as part of our monthly PTA meeting.  Refreshments will be served.  Please come out and learn how best to protect your kids.

    School Spirit and Fun Raiser:

    Kenmore Middle School Staff  vs. Barcroft Elementary Staff

    Huge Showdown of Indoor Soccer!

    When: Friday, November 13th

    Time: Doors open at 6:30 game starts at 7:00

    Location: Kenmore Middle School Gym

    Cost: $5.00 Suggested Donation to enter

    Beverages, Pizza, Subs, Baked Goods and other snacks for sale!

    Half time show with Prizes including DC United Tickets for Spring Season Game.

    Come and support Kenmore and Barcroft PTA’s and have a fun family night out!

    Volunteers Needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore kt_boone@verizon.net and for Esther Plaster for Barcroft at estherplaster@gmail.com

     Or Sign up on Sign Up Genius

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmorebarcroft

    APS Inclusion Workshop:

    On Saturday, November 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. APS will be hosting an inclusion workshop as the school division seeks to increase its commitment to including students with disabilities in the general education setting.  APS parents are welcome to attend.  Register at: http://arlingtonsepta.org/rsvp-to-inclusion-event/

     Important Dates

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Grade Prep Day- No School for Students

    Friday, November 13, 2015 Kenmore Faculty Soccer Game Vs. Barcroft 6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Fall Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Fall Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Fall Concert

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Friday, November 6, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Principals’ Forum:

    This morning’s show highlighted student projects to celebrate Veterans’ Day.  These projects included thank you cards and homemade gift bags from Ms. Mitchell’s and Ms. Coyle’s classes.  Students also saw a promotional video about tonight’s Hispanic Heritage Festival and heard from Ms. Yerovi about this fun event.  Many other highlights were mentioned, including Ms. Seidenstein’s proportions and scale math project (on the 8th grade hall), the chorus performance at the APS Pyramid Concert, extra-curricular participation at the high school level.  The show concluded with our monthly fire drill, which went smoothly.  Thank you to the KMS Girls’s Basketball Team and Boys’ Soccer Team as they competed yesterday.  Thank you also to the fan support for our student athletes. 

    TONIGHT—Hispanic Heritage Festival!

    All are invited.  This is a fun event for the whole Kenmore Community.  Come by and hear some great music, see some fabulous dancing, and sample foods from Hispanic cultures.  This is a free event and great opportunity to meet new friends and make connections across Arlington.  Hope to see you there!  See the attached flyer for more details.

    KMS Chorus:

    Congratulations to the Kenmore Singing Cougars Chorus on an OUTSTANDING JOB at last night's Choral Pyramid Concert at W-L.  Thank you to all of the parents for your hard work, understanding and support.  The students had a wonderful time performing and showing what they have worked extremely hard for since the beginning of the school year.  Our next performance will be at the Annual Winter Choral Concert at Kenmore Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm in Kenmore's Theater.  Hope to see you there.

    Support the Arts!

    The rock band O.A.R. and the Washington Wizards have generously donated fantastic prizes (valued at $500+ each) to an Edbacker raffle! Proceeds from this raffle will help send students from the Kenmore Middle School band to compete in a music festival in Hershey, PA this spring. 

    For your chance to win, and to support a great cause, purchase your tickets online for the drawing on November 12th!

     You can still win!

    This event is co-sponsored by 1776 and Arlington Economic Development with supporting partner Arlington Chamber of Commerce

    Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Coalition Mentoring:

    This Saturday, November 7tth, is the next Coalition Mentoring group meeting for Kenmore girls.  The meeting will take place at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.  Please stop by Ms. Stockton’s room #394 for important information that you need for the meeting.

    Wylde Life:

    Wylde Life Club meets today after school in the Blackbox.

    Credit-by-Exam for Foreign Languages:

    Arlington Public Schools allows students with the ability to comprehend and communicate in languages other than English to earn high school credits through selected world language tests. Credit-by-Exam measures students’ foreign language proficiency in order to award up to four high school foreign language credits. We use nationally-normed tests such as STAMP, AAPPL, OPI, OPIc, and the WPT for most languages. See the attached folder for more information.

    Financial Literacy:

    As a proponent of financial literacy among teens, Burke & Herbert Bank has an exciting new opportunity for Kenmore Middle School students aged 13-18:  the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. This video contest is a unique competition that encourages teens to use video to explore the value of saving and wise spending, and inspire others to become lifelong savers. It also supports the Virginia Standards of Learning for financial literacy.

    We are joining local banks across the country in hosting the first level of the competition to select a winner to represent our bank on the national level.  A student creates a 90-second video on the importance of saving money, using money wisely, and/or saving for college and submits it to our bank at save@burkeandherbertbank.com. We will recognize the top three local winners with $350, $100 and $50.  National winners will receive $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 U.S. toward their savings goal.

    Complete rules and entry forms are at www.BurkeandHerbertBank.com.  We also have a link to previous years’ entries so kids can get inspired. The deadline is December 1 – so there is not much time.  This is only the second year we are participating so anyone who enters will have an excellent chance of being our selection!  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Substance Abuse Counselor Presentation

    On Tuesday, November 10, at 7pm in the Kenmore cafeteria, we will have a presentation from Siobhan Bowler, the middle school substance abuse counselor, as part of our monthly PTA meeting.  Refreshments will be served.  Please come out and learn how best to protect your kids.

    School Spirit and Fun Raiser:

    Kenmore Middle School Staff  vs. Barcroft Elementary Staff

    Huge Showdown of Indoor Soccer!

    When: Friday, November 13th

    Time: Doors open at 6:30 game starts at 7:00

    Location: Kenmore Middle School Gym

    Cost: $5.00 Suggested Donation to enter

    Beverages, Pizza, Subs, Baked Goods and other snacks for sale!

    Half time show with Prizes including DC United Tickets for Spring Season Game.

    Come and support Kenmore and Barcroft PTA’s and have a fun family night out!

     

    Volunteers Needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore kt_boone@verizon.net and for Esther Plaster for Barcroft at estherplaster@gmail.com

     

    Or Sign up on Sign Up Genius

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmorebarcroft

    Minecraft:

    The club will meet today after school in room 43, Mr. Cupple’s room.

    APS Inclusion Workshop:

    On Saturday, November 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. APS will be hosting an inclusion workshop as the school division seeks to increase its commitment to including students with disabilities in the general education setting.  APS parents are welcome to attend.  Register at: http://arlingtonsepta.org/rsvp-to-inclusion-event/

     

    Important Dates

    Friday, November 6, Hispanic Heritage Night 6-9:30—Everyone is Invited

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Grade Prep Day- No School for Students

    Friday, November 13, 2015 Kenmore Faculty Soccer Game Vs. Barcroft 6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Fall Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Fall Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Fall Concert

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Credit-by-Exam for Foreign Languages:

    Arlington Public Schools allows students with the ability to comprehend and communicate in languages other than English to earn high school credits through selected world language tests. Credit-by-Exam measures students’ foreign language proficiency in order to award up to four high school foreign language credits. We use nationally-normed tests such as STAMP, AAPPL, OPI, OPIc, and the WPT for most languages. See the attached folder for more information.

    Financial Literacy:

    As a proponent of financial literacy among teens, Burke & Herbert Bank has an exciting new opportunity for Kenmore Middle School students aged 13-18:  the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. This video contest is a unique competition that encourages teens to use video to explore the value of saving and wise spending, and inspire others to become lifelong savers. It also supports the Virginia Standards of Learning for financial literacy.

    We are joining local banks across the country in hosting the first level of the competition to select a winner to represent our bank on the national level.  A student creates a 90-second video on the importance of saving money, using money wisely, and/or saving for college and submits it to our bank at save@burkeandherbertbank.com. We will recognize the top three local winners with $350, $100 and $50.  National winners will receive $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 U.S. toward their savings goal.

    Complete rules and entry forms are at www.BurkeandHerbertBank.com.  We also have a link to previous years’ entries so kids can get inspired. The deadline is December 1 – so there is not much time.  This is only the second year we are participating so anyone who enters will have an excellent chance of being our selection!  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Substance Abuse Counselor Presentation

    On Tuesday, November 10, at 7pm in the Kenmore cafeteria, we will have a presentation from Siobhan Bowler, the middle school substance abuse counselor, as part of our monthly PTA meeting.  Refreshments will be served.  Please come out and learn how best to protect your kids.

    School Spirit and Fun Raiser:

    Kenmore Middle School Staff  vs. Barcroft Elementary Staff

    Huge Showdown of Indoor Soccer!

    When: Friday, November 13th

    Time: Doors open at 6:30 game starts at 7:00

    Location: Kenmore Middle School Gym

    Cost: $5.00 Suggested Donation to enter

    Beverages, Pizza, Subs, Baked Goods and other snacks for sale!

    Half time show with Prizes including DC United Tickets for Spring Season Game.

    Come and support Kenmore and Barcroft PTA’s and have a fun family night out!

    Volunteers Needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore kt_boone@verizon.net and for Esther Plaster for Barcroft at estherplaster@gmail.com

    Or Sign up on Sign Up Genius

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmorebarcroft

    Minecraft:

    Would you be interested in establishing a Minecraft Club here at Kenmore?  If so, please see Mr. Baugh.

    APS Inclusion Workshop:

    On Saturday, November 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. APS will be hosting an inclusion workshop as the school division seeks to increase its commitment to including students with disabilities in the general education setting.  APS parents are welcome to attend.  Register at: http://arlingtonsepta.org/rsvp-to-inclusion-event/

     

    Important Dates

    Friday, November 6, Building Evacuation/Fire Drill

    Friday, November 6, Hispanic Heritage Night 6-9:30--see attached flyer

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Grade Prep Day- No School for Students

    Friday, November 13, 2015 Kenmore Faculty Soccer Game Vs. Barcroft 6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Fall Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Fall Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Fall Concert

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Substance Abuse Counselor Presentation

    On Tuesday, November 10, at 7pm in the Kenmore cafeteria, we will have a presentation from Siobhan Bowler, the middle school substance abuse counselor, as part of our monthly PTA meeting.  Refreshments will be served.  Please come out and learn how best to protect your kids.

     

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Field Trip:

    The field trip is an author visit with, Jason Reynolds this Thursday, November 5th, from 9:00-12:00 at Jefferson Middle school.

    School Spirit and Fun Raiser:

    Kenmore Middle School Staff  vs. Barcroft Elementary Staff

    Huge Showdown of Indoor Soccer!

    When: Friday, November 13th

    Time: Doors open at 6:30 game starts at 7:00

    Location: Kenmore Middle School Gym

    Cost: $5.00 Suggested Donation to enter

    Beverages, Pizza, Subs, Baked Goods and other snacks for sale!

    Half time show with Prizes including DC United Tickets for Spring Season Game.

    Come and support Kenmore and Barcroft PTA’s and have a fun family night out!

    Volunteers Needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore kt_boone@verizon.net and for Esther Plaster for Barcroft at estherplaster@gmail.com

    Or Sign up on Sign Up Genius

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmorebarcroft

     

    Step Team Practice:

    KMS Step Team Practice today in the gym.

    Minecraft:

    Would you be interested in establishing a Minecraft Club here at Kenmore?  If so, please see Mr. Baugh. The next meeting of the club is this Friday.

    APS Inclusion Workshop:

    On Saturday, November 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. APS will be hosting an inclusion workshop as the school division seeks to increase its commitment to including students with disabilities in the general education setting.  APS parents are welcome to attend.  Register at: http://arlingtonsepta.org/rsvp-to-inclusion-event/

    Cougar PRIDE:

    What a great week showing our Cougar PRIDE!  We have drawn names and are inviting winners for a movie during lunch!

    Important Dates

    Friday, November 6, Building Evacuation/Fire Drill @ 11:55 am

    Friday, November 6, Hispanic Heritage Night 6-9:30

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Grade Prep Day- No School for Students

    Friday, November 13, 2015 Kenmore Faculty Soccer Game Vs. Barcroft 6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Friday, December 4, 2015 Early Release – Dismissal 11:54 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Middle School Transfer Orientation

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 PTA Meeting 7:00 P.M.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Choral Fall Music Concert

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Orchestra Fall Music Concert

    Friday, December 11, 2015 Bands Fall Concert

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting/ Holiday Celebration

    Monday December 21- January 1, 2016 Winter break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    School Spirit and Fun Raiser:

    Kenmore Middle School Staff  vs. Barcroft Elementary Staff

    Huge Showdown of Indoor Soccer!

    When: Friday, November 13th

    Time: Doors open at 6:30 game starts at 7:00

    Location: Kenmore Middle School Gym

    Cost: $5.00 Suggested Donation to enter

    Beverages, Pizza, Subs, Baked Goods and other snacks for sale!

    Half time show with Prizes including DC United Tickets for Spring Season Game.

    Come and support Kenmore and Barcroft PTA’s and have a fun family night out!

    Volunteers Needed: email Katie Boone for Kenmore kt_boone@verizon.net and for Esther Plaster for Barcroft at estherplaster@gmail.com

    Or Sign up on Sign Up Genius

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4EA5A92A1-kenmorebarcroft

    Costumes:

    Students may come to school Friday in costumes, but please remember these guidelines—no blood or gore or fake weapons, and no masks or other props that may cause a potential problem in a school setting.  Creativity, humor, and artistic impact are always important.  Also, please remember that if you choose to go trick-or-treating on Halloween night you should be visible and carry a flash light, walk in groups, and keep your parents informed.  Do not eat opened candy or nonPlease be safe and respectful in our community.

    APS Inclusion Workshop:

    On Saturday, November 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. APS will be hosting an inclusion workshop as the school division seeks to increase its commitment to including students with disabilities in the general education setting.  APS parents are welcome to attend.  Register at: http://arlingtonsepta.org/rsvp-to-inclusion-event/

    See the attached flyer.

    Cougar PRIDE:

    What a great week showing our Cougar PRIDE!  We have one more week of coupons then Friday we’ll draw names for a movie at lunch on November 4th and 5th in the Blackbox.  Remember to put your coupons in the box on your floor or at lunch.

    Important Dates

    November 6, 2015 Hispanic Heritage Festival - Kenmore

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Now, here’s our principal Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message:

    Last Stanza of “See It Through” by Edgar Guest

    Even hope may seem but futile,
    When with troubles you're beset,
    But remember you are facing
    Just what other men have met.
    You may fail, but fall still fighting;
    Don't give up, whate'er you do;
    Eyes front, head high to the finish.
    See it through! 

    As of today we a have 2 weeks (10 days) left in the 1st marking period.  It’s crunch time.  This is the week to make sure that all of your assignments have been completed and turned in and that you have made test corrections and make ups where possible.  Let’s make each minute count.

    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is: “Discipline not desire determines your destiny.”

    This is a message about believing in staying focused on your goals and doing the work necessary to achieve your goals.  It is great to have dreams and dreams do come true.  When you live a disciplined life you will ensure that your dreams come true. That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.  Make it a great Day

    Cougar PRIDE:

    What a great week showing our Cougar PRIDE!  We have one more week of coupons then next Friday we’ll draw names for a movie at lunch on November 4th and 5th in the Blackbox.  Remember to put your coupons in the box on your floor or at lunch.

    Attention Kenmore Eligible Voters:

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/27, is voting day!  Remember to bring proof of ID to your lunch period so that you can VOTE in the Blackbox Theater during your lunch.  Proof of ID included school ID, current class schedule, piece of mail to your home address, active StudentVUE account on your tablet or phone, or your Kenmore Voter Registration Card.  See you in the Blackbox Theater at lunch!

    Student Personalized Digital Devices - iPads

    6th grade and 7th grade students will be issued or reissued their Arlington Public School provided iPad next week, October 26th-30th.  All students are expected to charge the devices every evening, keep the device in the provided case at all times, and take care of the iPad as if it were their own.  Over the upcoming weeks we will be working with the students on digital citizenship, organizational skills, monitoring their grades on StudentVue, and acceptable use of this instructional resource.  

    Boys’ Soccer Team Tryouts:

    Boys’ tryouts will be held today, Monday, 10/26/15.  Get your physical and come out ready to play.

    Calling All Steppers:

    Do you have rhythm and creativity?  Do you like music and sounds?  Can you clap, snap, and stomp at the same time?  Then Stepping might just be for you!  Join us Mondays and Wednesdays, starting October 26th @ 2:35-4:15 in the gym.  See Ms. Gant for more information.

    Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Important Dates

    November 6, 2015 Hispanic Heritage Festival - Kenmore

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Remembering Mr. Ward:

    The Kenmore Community is invited to a memorial service for Mr. Christopher Ward, our school-based substitute who passed away suddenly Monday evening.  The service will take place this Saturday, October 24th, from 2:00-4:30 pm at Kenmore Middle School in the auditorium.  All are welcome as we celebrate Chris’s life and the many contributions he made to the world in the service of others.

    Student Personalized Digital Devices - iPads

    6th grade and 7th grade students will be issued or reissued their Arlington Public School provided iPad next week, October 26th-30th.  All students are expected to charge the devices every evening, keep the device in the provided case at all times, and take care of the iPad as if it were their own.  Over the upcoming weeks we will be working with the students on digital citizenship, organizational skills, monitoring their grades on StudentVue, and acceptable use of this instructional resource.  

    Kenmore Scholarship Raffle:

    Tickets are now due for the Kenmore Scholarship Raffle.  Turn your tickets in as soon as possible.  The drawing is Friday, October 23rd.

    Boys’ Soccer Team Tryouts:

    Boys’ tryouts will be held next week on Monday.  Get your physical and come out ready to play.

    PTA Reflections Contest Reminder:

    Friday, October 23 is the deadline for submitting entries to PTA Reflections Contest.  Entries should be placed in the Reflections box in the Kenmore school library.

    Calling All Steppers:

    Do you have rhythm and creativity?  Do you like music and sounds?  Can you clap, snap, and stomp at the same time?  Then Stepping might just be for you!  Join us Mondays and Wednesdays, starting October 26th @ 2:35-4:15 in the gym.  See Ms. Gant for more information.

    Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Important Dates

    Community Event – Friday, Oct. 23: “Harvesting Dreams for our Children” @ Kenmore, 6:00-8:45pm – blackbox, auditorium and cafeteria.   This is for Hispanic Families.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10-12

    Saturday, October 24, Memorial Service for Mr. Christopher Ward, Kenmore Auditorium, all are welcome to attend

    November 6, 2015 Hispanic Heritage Festival - Kenmore

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Early Release Reminder:

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Early Release (dismissal for students @ 11:54)

     

    Remembering Mr. Ward:

    The Kenmore Community is invited to a memorial service for Mr. Christopher Ward, our school-based substitute who passed away suddenly Monday evening.  The service will take place this Saturday, October 24th, from 2:00-4:30 pm at Kenmore Middle School in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend as we celebrate Chris’s life and the many contributions he made to the world in the service of others.

    Student Personalized Digital Devices - iPads

    6th grade and 7th grade students will be issued or reissued their Arlington Public School provided iPad next week, October 26th-30th.  All students are expected to charge the devices every evening, keep the device in the provided case at all times, and take care of the iPad as if it were their own.  Over the upcoming weeks we will be working with the students on digital citizenship, organizational skills, monitoring their grades on StudentVue, and acceptable use of this instructional resource.  

    Kenmore Scholarship Raffle:

    Tickets are now due for the Kenmore Scholarship Raffle.  Turn your tickets in as soon as possible.  The drawing is Friday, October 23rd.

    Boys’ Soccer Team Tryouts:

    Boys’ tryouts will be held next week on Monday.  Get your physical and come out ready to play.

    PTA Reflections Contest Reminder:

    Friday, October 23 is the deadline for submitting entries to PTA Reflections Contest.  Entries should be placed in the Reflections box in the Kenmore school library.

    Calling All Steppers:

    Do you have rhythm and creativity?  Do you like music and sounds?  Can you clap, snap, and stomp at the same time?  Then Stepping might just be for you!  Join us Mondays and Wednesdays, starting October 26th @ 2:35-4:15 in the gym.  See Ms. Gant for more information.

    Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Young ladies who are interested in joining the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Girl’s Mentoring Program must pick up an application from Ms. Stockton in room 394 in order to participate.  This Saturday, October 17th is the first session, so please bring your application and parent with you.

    Important Dates

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Early Release (clarification—dismissal for students @ 11:54)

    Community Event – Friday, Oct. 23: “Harvesting Dreams for our Children” @ Kenmore, 6:00-8:45pm – blackbox, auditorium and cafeteria.   This is for Hispanic Families.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10-12

    Saturday, October 24, Memorial Service for Mr. Christopher Ward, Kenmore Auditorium, all are welcome to attend

    November 6, 2015 Hispanic Heritage Festival - Kenmore

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Early Release Reminder:

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Early Release (dismissal for students @ 11:54)

     

    Moment of Silence & Remembrance:

    Today’s moment of silence was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Chris Ward, our beloved school-based substitute who succumbed suddenly to a heart attack Monday evening.  Information was sent home via School Talk and backpack mail.  The school was informed via Dr. Word’s message that was broadcast on closed-circuit television yesterday morning.   A crisis team was sent from the division to support students and staff members.  School personnel continue to be available for those that need support.  At the behest of the family, Kenmore will host a service celebrating the life of Mr. Ward on Saturday.  More details will be forthcoming.  Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Chris was a dedicated member of the Kenmore staff who sought to help others and brighten their futures and he will be deeply missed.

    Kenmore Scholarship Raffle:

    Tickets are now due for the Kenmore Scholarship Raffle.  Turn your tickets in as soon as possible.  The drawing is Friday, October 23rd.

    Boys’ Soccer Team Tryouts:

    Boys’ tryouts will be held next week on Monday.  Get your physical and come out ready to play.

    PTA Reflections Contest Reminder:

    Friday, October 23 is the deadline for submitting entries to PTA Reflections Contest.  Entries should be placed in the Reflections box in the Kenmore school library.

    Calling All Steppers:

    Do you have rhythm and creativity?  Do you like music and sounds?  Can you clap, snap, and stomp at the same time?  Then Stepping might just be for you!  Join us Mondays and Wednesdays, starting October 26th @ 2:35-4:15 in the gym.  See Ms. Gant for more information.

    Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Young ladies who are interested in joining the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Girl’s Mentoring Program must pick up an application from Ms. Stockton in room 394 in order to participate.  This Saturday, October 17th is the first session, so please bring your application and parent with you.

    Important Dates

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Early Release (clarification—dismissal for students @ 11:54)

    Community Event – Friday, Oct. 23: “Harvesting Dreams for our Children” @ Kenmore, 6:00-8:45pm – blackbox, auditorium and cafeteria.   This is for Hispanic Families.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting 10-12

    November 6, 2015 Hispanic Heritage Festival - Kenmore

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Monday Morning Message:

    As of today we a have 3 weeks (15 days) left in the 1st marking period.  Let’s make each day count.

    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is to be safe and smart-

    As the weather and time changes and it is darker and colder in the mornings make sure that you are dressing in layers.  You may need a coat or heavy jacket, sweater sweatshirt and/or hoody, shirt or blouse and under clothes.  This will give you the option of removing the heavier garments as the day progresses and ensure that you are comfortable all day.

    A Word to the Wise from Dr. Word – Smart is as Smart does.  Smart is showing cougar pride all day every day. One way that smart people promote respect is  by being considerate of others feelings.  Smart people really think about this when using social media and technology. Smart people show integrity by doing the right thing even when no one is looking like bringing materials to class, and doing all of your work inside and out of school.  Smart people are determined.  They set goals and don’t give up.  Smart people show excellence by displaying positive can do attitude.  We have 892 smart students at Kenmore so show us that cougar PRIDE

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.  Make it a great Day

    PTA Reflections Contest Reminder:

    Friday, October 23 is the deadline for submitting entries to PTA Reflections Contest.  Entries should be placed in the Reflections box in the Kenmore school library.

    Reminder When Picking Up:

    Parents and Guardians, this is a friendly reminder to please remember to show an ID when picking up your student.  Thank you for checking in and getting a visitor’s pass when visiting school.  Also, please remember to make arrangements with the Attendance Office for when a student is being picked up by someone other than a parent or guardian.  If they are not on the contact list, we will need to call you for approval.

    Reminder When Crossing Carlin Springs Road:

    Please remember to cross only at the crosswalks, and do not run across the middle of the street.  Carlin Springs is a busy road and the extra minute or two taken to cross with the light will keep everyone safe.  Thank you

    Calling All Steppers:

    Do you have rhythm and creativity?  Do you like music and sounds?  Can you clap, snap, and stomp at the same time?  Then Stepping might just be for you!  Join us Mondays and Wednesdays, starting October 26th @ 2:35-4:15 in the gym.  See Ms. Gant for more information.

    FCCLA:

    Meeting after school today, see Ms. Coyle in room 213.

    Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Young ladies who are interested in joining the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Girl’s Mentoring Program must pick up an application from Ms. Stockton in room 394 in order to participate.  This Saturday, October 17th is the first session, so please bring your application and parent with you.

    PTA Fun-raiser:

    Kenmore Dines Out at Pete's. Meet other Kenmore families at Pete's New Haven Style pizza in Clarendon from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, Oct 20 - Winners of door prizes will be drawn at 8pm!  For every delivery, carry out, or dine in order on Oct 20 that mentions "Kenmore", Pete's will donate 25% of the sale back to the school!  Tell your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, anyone who likes to eat, about our Kenmore Dines Out Days and ask them to join us on Oct 20th at Pete's.  Remember to mention Kenmore when you order!  If you have any questions, please contact Veronika Folz at excuse92@yahoo.com

    Scholars Golf:

    Kenmore Scholars will be meeting today after school in the black box.

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    Phoenix Bike Club will be meeting this afternoon in 90/91.

    Important Dates

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Early Release (clarification—dismissal for students @ 11:54)

    Community Event – Friday, Oct. 23: “Harvesting Dreams for our Children” @ Kenmore, 6:00-8:45pm – blackbox, auditorium and cafeteria.   This is for Hispanic Families.

    See It Through

    By Edgar Albert Guest

    When you’re up against a trouble,

        Meet it squarely, face to face;

    Lift your chin and set your shoulders,

        Plant your feet and take a brace.

    When it’s vain to try to dodge it,

        Do the best that you can do;

    You may fail, but you may conquer,

        See it through!

     

    Black may be the clouds about you

        And your future may seem grim,

    But don’t let your nerve desert you;

        Keep yourself in fighting trim.

    If the worst is bound to happen,

        Spite of all that you can do,

    Running from it will not save you,

        See it through!

     

    Even hope may seem but futile,

        When with troubles you’re beset,

    But remember you are facing

        Just what other men have met.

    You may fail, but fall still fighting;

        Don’t give up, whate’er you do;

    Eyes front, head high to the finish.

        See it through!

     

    Welcome Back and Have a Great Day!

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    Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    PTA Reflections Contest Reminder:

    Friday, October 23 is the deadline for submitting entries to PTA Reflections Contest.  Entries should be placed in the Reflections box in the Kenmore school library.

    Reminder When Picking Up:

    Parents and Guardians, this is a friendly reminder to please remember to show an ID when picking up your student.  Thank you for checking in and getting a visitor’s pass when visiting school.  Also, please remember to make arrangements with the Attendance Office for when a student is being picked up by someone other than a parent or guardian.  If they are not on the contact list, we will need to call you for approval.

    Calling All Steppers:

    Do you have rhythm and creativity?  Do you like music and sounds?  Can you clap, snap, and stomp at the same time?  Then Stepping might just be for you!  Jouin us Mondays and Wednesdays, starting October 26th @ 2:35-4:15 in the gym.  See Ms. Gant for more information.

    Wyldlife Club:

    Wyldlife Club is today in Blackbox after school until 4:15.  Come and see what it’s all about.  See you in the Blackbox at 2:30.

    Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Young ladies who are interested in joining the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Girl’s Mentoring Program must pick up an application from Ms. Stockton in room 394 in order to participate.  This Saturday, October 17th is the first session, so please bring your application and parent with you.

    PTA Fun-raiser:

    Kenmore Dines Out at Pete's. Meet other Kenmore families at Pete's New Haven Style pizza in Clarendon from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, Oct 20 - Winners of door prizes will be drawn at 8pm!  For every delivery, carry out, or dine in order on Oct 20 that mentions "Kenmore", Pete's will donate 25% of the sale back to the school!  Tell your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, anyone who likes to eat, about our Kenmore Dines Out Days and ask them to join us on Oct 20th at Pete's.  Remember to mention Kenmore when you order!  If you have any questions, please contact Veronika Folz at excuse92@yahoo.com

     

    Important Dates

    Friday, October 16, 2015 Shake Out at 8:00 Earthquake drill

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Early Release (clarification—dismissal for students @ 11:54)

    Community Event – Friday, Oct. 23: “Harvesting Dreams for our Children” @ Kenmore, 6:00-8:45pm – blackbox, auditorium and cafeteria.   This is for Hispanic Families.

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Student Council:

    Mr. Blackburn and Mrs. Gagen would like to congratulate all the student council candidates on their hard work during their campaigns. All of you exhibited cougar pride through your posters, speeches, and throughout the entire election process. 

    This was a close race, exhibited by the large group of fantastic candidates on the ballot. The ballots have been counted, and here are your officers for the 2015-2016 Kenmore student council association- 

    The office of secretary will be held by Miss Ra'Nya Taylor 

    The office of treasurer will be held by Mr. Connor Hogan

    Your student council Vice President is Lee Smith. 

    And, your student council president for the 2015-16 school year is Mr. Eli Roggan. 

    The SCA sponsors would also like to announce that Peter Beckstrom has been appointed as the SCA Chief of Staff for this school year. 

    Please congratulate these students as we look forward to a successful year together on Kenmore's Student council association. 

    Reminder, all student council candidate: thanks so much for a great campaign season at Kenmore. Now that the election is over, please collect all campaign materials, including posters, and recycle or dispose of them as needed. Thanks for your support!

    Kenmore Mock Elections:

    Eligible Kenmore voters, remember to bring proof of ID to your lunch period and sign next to your name so that you can register to vote.

    Proof of ID includes—a school bus pass or other photo ID, current class schedule, piece of mail addressed to you at your home address, or your active StudentVUE account on a tablet or phone.  Registered voters will receive 5 PRIDE coupons.  See you at the registration table at lunch.

    Kenmore Girls:

    You are a leader!  You are powerful!  You are full of STEAM!  And we have just the chance for you to strut your stuff.  The 4th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference is coming on Saturday, November 14th.  Please see Ms. Stockton in room 394 to get your registration information.  Spaces are first come, first serve, so don’t wait!

    Young ladies who are interested in joining the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Girl’s Mentoring Program must pick up an application from Ms. Stockton in room 394 in order to participate.  This Saturday, October 17th is the first session, so please bring your application and parent with you.

    PTA Fun-raiser:

    Kenmore Dines Out at Pete's. Meet other Kenmore families at Pete's New Haven Style pizza in Clarendon from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, Oct 20 - Winners of door prizes will be drawn at 8pm!  For every delivery, carry out, or dine in order on Oct 20 that mentions "Kenmore", Pete's will donate 25% of the sale back to the school!  Tell your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, anyone who likes to eat, about our Kenmore Dines Out Days and ask them to join us on Oct 20th at Pete's.  Remember to mention Kenmore when you order!  If you have any questions, please contact Veronika Folz at excuse92@yahoo.com

    Important Dates

    Friday, October 16, 2015 Shake Out at 8:00 Earthquake drill

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 Out of School Time Assets Conference (see Press Release)

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Early Release (clarification—dismissal for students @ 11:54)

    Community Event – Friday, Oct. 23: “Harvesting Dreams for our Children” @ Kenmore, 6:00-8:45pm – blackbox, auditorium and cafeteria.   This is for Hispanic Families.

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    College & Career Night, Tonight!

    Wednesday, October 14, COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT at W-L HS 1st Floor from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. for all students Grades 5-12.  Great opportunity for middle school students to come out and get a vision for attending college.

    PTA FUN-RAISER:

    Kenmore Dines Out at Pete's. Meet other Kenmore families at Pete's New Haven Style pizza in Clarendon from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, Oct 20 - Winners of door prizes will be drawn at 8pm!  For every delivery, carry out, or dine in order on Oct 20 that mentions "Kenmore", Pete's will donate 25% of the sale back to the school!  Tell your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, anyone who likes to eat, about our Kenmore Dines Out Days and ask them to join us on Oct 20th at Pete's.  Remember to mention Kenmore when you order!  If you have any questions, please contact Veronika Folz at excuse92@yahoo.com

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, October 14, COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT at W&-L HS 1st Floor from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 Shake Out at 8:00 Earthquake drill

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 Out of School Time Assets Conference

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Early Release (clarification—dismissal for students @ 11:54)

    Community Event – Friday, Oct. 23: “Harvesting Dreams for our Children” @ Kenmore, 6:00-8:45pm – blackbox, auditorium and cafeteria.   This is for Hispanic Families.

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Welcome back to school!  Thank you to everyone who participated in making Parent/Teacher Conference Day successful.  Here are some important upcoming dates:

    Community Conference on Youth:

    On October 17, 2015, the Out of School Time (OST) Council (under Arlington Partnership for Children Youth and Families) is hosting the Assets Community Conference on Youth. Parents, youth, and anyone who works with youth are invited to attend this conference on Developmental Assets® from 8:30am-3:00pm at Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Road.

    Registration is now open for the conference. Parents, youth, APS and OST staff can attend lively, interactive workshops and engage in community conversations with youth and other adults to help:

    • adults be stronger, more supportive role models, and
    • youth to be more powerful leaders at home, in school, and in the community.

    This event is FREE and includes lunch and childcare (for children ages 3+); Spanish translation is available upon request. Visit www.arlingtonoutofschool.us to explore the variety of workshops and register.

    For more information, please contact Michael Swisher at mswish@arlingtonva.us, or 703-228-1671.

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 SCA Speeches and voting in EXCEL

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 PTA Meeting

    Wednesday, October 14, COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT at W&-L HS 1st Floor from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 Shake out at 8:00 EarthQuake drill

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 Out of School Time Assets Conference (see Press Release)

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Faculty Meeting

    Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 Different VoicesCulturally responsive Teaching for Diverse Learners 4-6

    Friday, October 23, 2015, 12:30-3:15 p.m. Early Release

    Community Event – Friday , Oct. 23: “Harvesting Dreams for our Children” @ Kenmore, 6:00-8:45pm – blackbox, auditorium and cafeteria.   This is for Hispanic Families

     

    Have a great day and wonderful week!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Updates from Ms. Stockton:

    Do you know how to make your goals and dreams a reality? Need someone to cheer you on? The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is having their middle school girls’ mentor program at Kenmore again this year. Come sign in with Ms. Stockton in room 394 and bring some friends. The kick-off meeting is Saturday October 17th.

    Do you have GIRL POWER? Want to get some? Come with Ms. Stockton to the 4th annual Color of Leadership Middle School Girls’ Conference on Saturday, November 14th at Wakefield High School. Come to Ms. Stockton’s room, #394, and sign up today. Spaces will go fast!

    Want to go to college? Want to go NOW? Ms. Stockton is sponsoring a trip to Morgan State University and the University of Maryland on November 11th. Come by her room, #394, to pick up your permission forms. First come, first served! Don’t miss out!

    Parent/Teacher Conferences:

    Reminder that tomorrow is no school for students due to parent/teacher conferences.

    Attention Kenmore 8th graders!

    If you LOVE science, math, engineering, and technology, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Tech may be just the place for you! The online application is due by 4pm on Friday October 16th. Application fee waivers are available from Mr. Villafane. See Ms. Stockton in room 394 or Ms. Weber in room 194 if you have any questions.

    Fencing Team Reminder:

    Recreational fencing for beginners and experienced fencers.  Also a competitive sports program. This year we face Williamsburg, Thomas Jefferson, and HB-W teams for the championship.    Fencing is an Olympic Sport and its great exercise and fun.  Very safe!

    Cost:  $150 per term; equipment included. Reduced price for those on Arlington County fee reduction program. Scholarships also available - we try to ensure that cost is not an obstacle.  8 Weeks Mondays 2:30-4 PM at the Kenmore Dance Studio.  Starts Oct 5.

    We have a great program - including routine opportunities to train with a World Champion. We lost a big bunch of 8th graders last year to high school, so the focus this year is on training 6th and 7th graders.  No experience necessary! 

    -From Coach Rick Orli (A Kenmore dad)

    Kenmore PTA:

    PTA Meeting.  The PTA potluck was a great success.  Thank you to Pastries by Randolph and Heidelberg Bakery for donations of yummy baked goods!  Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct 13 at 7pm in the Library.  Refreshments will be served.  

    Kenmore Dines Out at Qdoba. All had a great time at our first dine-out at Qdoba in Seven Corners.  Congratulations to our Door Prize winners.

    Important Dates

    Friday, October 9, 2015 Middle School Conference Day No School For students

    October 12, 2015 Columbus Day - No School For Students

    Friday, October 16, 2015 Shake out at 10:15 Earthquake drill

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015, COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT on at W&-L High School 1st Fl from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 Out-of-school Time Assets Conference see Press Release

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Music Concert Tonight:

    Come enjoy music in the outdoor amphitheater in front of Kenmore tonight, 5-6 PM.

    Attention Kenmore 8th graders!

    If you LOVE science, math, engineering, and technology, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Tech may be just the place for you! The online application is due by 4pm on Friday October 16th. Application fee waivers are available from Mr. Villafane. See Ms. Stockton in room 394 or Ms. Weber in room 194 if you have any questions.

    Kenmore PTA:

    PTA Meeting.  The PTA potluck was a great success.  Thank you to Pastries by Randolph and Heidelberg Bakery for donations of yummy baked goods!  Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct 13 at 7pm in the Library.  Refreshments will be served.  

    Kenmore Dines Out at Qdoba. All had a great time at our first dine-out at Qdoba in Seven Corners.  Congratulations to our Door Prize winners:

    Haley Hennessy ($25 Fandango gift card)

    Izaak Grant ($25 Amazon gift card)

    Gabriel Mejia ($25 Barnes & Noble gift card)

    Ellie Nix ($15 Fandango gift card)

    We also earned $200 for the PTA.  A win-win all around!  

    Special thanks go to Veronika Folz and Ruth Amurrio for organizing the event and to Veronika Folz for donating the door prizes.  

    Amelia Mosqueda, the General Manager at Qdoba in Seven Corners will offer specials to any group of 10 or more from Kenmore.  If you would like to discuss this with her, please contact her at 703-933-8712 (work), 202-510-7899 (cell), or qbaileys@capitolq.com.  And, if you are at Qdoba, please thank the staff for their support of Kenmore.

     Sports Scheduling Update:

    The Girls Soccer match with Gunston scheduled for  today has been rescheduled for Monday , October 19th.

    This is to accommodate a large number of our players who will be participating in the music department fall concert today. 

    Also, there will be a make -up tennis match tomorrow here at Kenmore with Jefferson. The match start at 3:15pm.

     

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Walk and Bike to School

    Wednesday, October 7, 5:00 p.m. Fall Concert

    Friday, October 9, 2015 Middle School Conference Day No School For students

    October 12, 2015 Columbus Day - No School For Students

    Friday, October 16, 2015 Shake out at 10:15 Earthquake drill

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015, COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT on at W&-L High School 1st Fl from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 Out-of-school Time Assets Conference see Press Release

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Monday Morning Message in a Minute:

    Now, here’s our principal Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute

    Last week one of our parents said kind words about the Monday morning minute.  We send the morning announcements to our parents everyday via email.  I told her she could share a poem with me to share with all of you.  She took me up on that offer and here it is.  It’s called

    Thinking, by Walter D. Wintle

    If you think you are beaten, you are;
    If you think you dare not, you don't.
    If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
    It is almost certain you won't.

    If you think you'll lose, you're lost;
    For out of the world we find
    Success begins with a fellow's will
    It's all in the state of mind.

    If you think you're outclassed, you are;
    You've got to think high to rise.
    You've got to be sure of yourself before
    You can ever win the prize.

    Life's battles don't always go
    To the stronger or faster man;
    But sooner or later the man who wins
    Is the one who thinks he can!

    That was shared with me by Erica Burson the mother of 6th grader Lizzie Burson

    As of today we have 5 weeks 23 school days left in the 1st marking period.

    Today’s Monday morning message in a minute is: Focused on Learning

    Today is a great day to make sure that you are focused on Learning.  Are you bringing all of the necessary materials to school and class every day? Are you completing and turning in all of your assignments on time.  Are you paying attention and working cooperatively in class. Are you checking student vue regularly?  These are just a few pointers that will ensure that you are focused on learning and getting the most out of each class. 

    Picture Day is Tuesday, October 6th:

    Pictures will be taken of every student and staff member.  School pictures are traditional keepsakes that mark the passage of time and allow you to keep track of these unforgettable middle school years.  Pictures will be taken during each student’s PE period.  All students will be photographed for the Yearbook, but only those making payment with a completed order form on picture day will receive a portrait package.  So, remember, dress to impress for Kenmore’s Picture Day, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6th

    Kenmore Fencing Club:

    Kenmore Fencing Club begins Monday, October 5th.  Did you know that Kenmore has a fencing club?  That’s right, students can participate in fencing, the Olympic sport, and enjoy a great opportunity to get some fun exercise.  Meet at 2:30 in the Kenmore Dance Studio.

    VJAS Writers:

    VJAS will not meet on Monday or Tuesday this week.

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    It’s Monday, so Phoenix Bike Club will be meeting after school in room 90-91 under the atrium stairs.  See you there!

    Kenmore Scholars Golf:

    Kenmore Scholars who are interested in golfing will meet today in the Blackbox.

    Kenmore Soccer Academy:

    Attention all students. The Real Madrid Academy Program will begin on Wednesday after school. The coaches will meet the students at 2:30 PM, in the gym. If you need a permission slip, please come to the counseling office and see Mr. Salas.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th.  Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers. If you were not able to sign up for a conference time at Back to School Night, your child’s EXCEL Teacher should be in contact with you regarding a preferred meeting time.  Because of the number of students in EXCELS, we are asking non-EXCEL Teachers to help facilitate conferences. 

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day.  Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria.  If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level.  For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you.  A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, October 6, Picture Day

    Wednesday, October 7, 5:00 p.m. Fall Concert

    Friday, October 9, Middle School Conference

    Have a great week!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Kenmore Soccer Academy:

    Attention all students. The Real Madrid Academy Program will begin on Wednesday after school. The coaches will meet the students at 2:30 PM, in the gym. If you need a permission slip, please come to the counseling office and see Mr. Salas.

    IPad and ParentVue Help:

    Ms. Benjamin will be conducting Ipad and Parent Vue registration in her classroom on Parent Conference Day, Friday, October 9th.  Help will also be available Wednesday and Thursday, 10/7 and 10/8, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    IPad Update:

    Dear 7th grade families-

    Excel teachers will collect most of our 7th grade student iPads on Friday, October 2nd to reconfigure these iPads to the new mobile device management system. Hopefully, it will take 7 days or less for me to complete each of the devices so that I can return them on Monday, October 12th. When we complete the process, the iPads will be returned to the students during Excel.  Please note that the iPads were provided for instructional use by the school system and we are not responsible for any apps, or in-app purchases, that were added to the school device.

    Before October 2nd, please make sure that your child does the following:

    • Back up any files on the iPad to his/her APS Google account.
    • Remove the passcodes from the iPad. To do this, go to Settings->Passcode->enter current passcode -> Turn passcode off -> select Turn off -> enter current passcode.
    • Make sure that the iPad is inside of the original case
    • Make sure that the student has a label with his or her name on the back of the iPad (inside the case). If there isn’t one, please have the child put his/her name on a postit and put it inside the case. I’ll put a new label there for the student who is missing this label.

     If your student did not take their device home over the summer they will get it back the week of the October 12th.  Thank you for your support in this. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Goodman:

    Michael L. Goodman, M.Ed. Senior Instructional Technology Coordinator Office: 703-228-6815 michael.goodman@apsva.us 

    All-School Field Trip:

    Our all-school trip is tomorrow. Please be sure to have permission slips and money turned in to your EXCEL Teacher. This is the school-wide activity for the day. Please dress to impress. This is a special event for Kenmore, and this year we are invited to an opera look-in for Carmen.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th. Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers. If you were not able to sign up for a conference time at Back to School Night, your child’s EXCEL Teacher should be in contact with you regarding a preferred meeting time. Because of the number of students in EXCELS, we are asking non-EXCEL Teachers to help facilitate conferences.

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day. Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria. If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level. For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you. A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Thanks to everyone who made Back to School Night successful. Despite the rain, we had a nice turnout. Thanks for your support.

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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Back to School Night:

    Middle School Back to School Night is tonight, Tuesday, September 29th.  The program starts at 6:30 pm.  A Gifted Services presentation will occur at 6:15 pm.  A copy of your child’s schedule will be available in your child’s EXCEL classroom.  A copy was also sent home with your child.  Staff members will be present to help you.  We hope everyone comes out tonight, and we do ask that students remain at home because of the large turnout.  Parents should expect to hear from each teacher, see classrooms and sign up for parent/teacher conferences.  This is a great way to connect with the school, and we hope to see you tonight!

    Kwame Alexander Visit:

    Today 6th and 8th graders heard from the 2015 Newbery Award Winner, Kwame Alexander, who shared his experiences as a writer during an assembly.  Students heard excerpts from his book Crossover and asked questions about his career as an author.  Mr. Alexander helped reinforce the culture or reading that we enjoy at Kenmore and inspired students to read and write poetry and pursue goals despite setbacks.  His example for remaining determined in the face of adversity was the number or rejections letters he received as he submitted his work for publication before his career as an author took flight.  The presentation was enthusiastically received. 

    IPad and ParentVue Help:

    Ms. Benjamin will be conducting Ipad and Parent Vue registration in her classroom on Back-to-School Night and Parent Conference Day.  The times will be 6:00 - 6:30 p.m on Tuesday, September 29 and all-day on Friday, October 9th.  Also, Wednesday and Thursday, 10/7 and 10/8, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    IPad Update:

    Dear 7th grade families-

    Excel teachers will collect most of our 7th grade student iPads on Friday, October 2nd to reconfigure these iPads to the new mobile device management system. Hopefully, it will take 7 days or less to complete each of the devices so that I can return them on Monday, October 12th. When we complete the process, the iPads will be returned to the students during Excel.  Please note that the iPads were provided for instructional use by the school system and we are not responsible for any apps, or in-app purchases, that were added to the school device.

    Before October 2nd, please make sure that your child does the following:

    • Back up any files on the iPad to his/her APS Google account.
    • Remove the passcodes from the iPad. To do this, go to Settings->Passcode->enter current passcode -> Turn passcode off -> select Turn off -> enter current passcode.
    • Make sure that the iPad is inside of the original case
    • Make sure that the student has a label with his or her name on the back of the iPad (inside the case). If there isn’t one, please have the child put his/her name on a postit and put it inside the case. I’ll put a new label there for the student who is missing this label.

    If your student did not take their device home over the summer they will get it back the week of the October 12th.  Thank you for your support in this. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Goodman:

    Michael L. Goodman, M.Ed.
    Senior Instructional Technology Coordinator
    Office: 703-228-6815

    michael.goodman@apsva.us 

    All-School Field Trip:

    Students are reminded to bring in their signed permission slips and $6 for the all-school field trip to The Kennedy Center.  Please turn in permission slips and money to your EXCEL Teacher by the end of the week.  This is a special event for Kenmore and this year we are invited to an opera look-in for Carmen.

    Kenmore Soccer Academy:

    Attention all students.  The Arlington Soccer Association in partnership with the Real Madrid Academy Program will begin meeting for the fall season. This after school program will meet once a week on Wednesdays. This is your opportunity to learn about soccer and practice your skills. For more information and to get permission slips, come to the Counseling Office and look for Mr. Salas.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th.  Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers.  More information will be forthcoming about Student Led Conferences in the next two weeks.

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day.  Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria.  If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level.  For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you.  A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Back to School Night:

    Middle School Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 29th.  Students will be taking a schedule home for parents to follow.  Copies will also be available that evening.  The event begins at 6:30 pm.  Gifted Services will have a presentation starting at 6:15 pm in the library.  Hope to see everyone there.  Due to the large turnout by parents, we ask that students remain at home unless they are helping with language interpreting.

    Dr. Word’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute:

    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

    As of today Monday, September 28, 2015 we a have 6 weeks (29 days) left in the 1st marking period.  Let’s make each day count

    Today’s Monday morning message in a minute is: Think Safety and Be Safe

    I need every student to be thinking safety on your way to school, as you are waiting for the bus, walking, or riding a bike or skateboard.  Think safety as you get out of the car and while you are riding the bus.   Think safety as you walk through the neighborhood and make sure that you are being mature and responsible citizens while in the community.  Last week I received a call and an email from a person who witnessed what she referred as a student playing with cars I also received a referral from one of our bus drivers reporting on an unsafe behavior. I need each of you to show Kenmore Pride and allow yourselves to be models of responsibility.  Think safety as you move through the halls and interact in classes. And think safety as you return home. 

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.

    All-School Field Trip:

    Students are reminded to bring in their signed permission slips and $6 for the all-school field trip to The Kennedy Center.  Please turn in permission slips and money to your EXCEL Teacher by the end of the week.  This is a special event for Kenmore and this year we are invited to an opera look-in for Carmen.

    Kenmore Soccer Academy:

    Attention all students.  The Arlington Soccer Association in partnership with the Real Madrid Academy Program will begin meeting for the fall season. This after school program will meet once a week on Wednesdays. This is your opportunity to learn about soccer and practice your skills. For more information and to get permission slips, come to the Counseling Office and look for Mr. Salas.

    Attention Student Council Applicants:

    Have you gotten your application completed?  Have you gotten signatures from all of your teachers?  Don’t forget that all SCA applications MUST BE turned in to Mr. Blackburn or Ms. Gagen by Monday afternoon.  If you do not turn in an application by the deadline you will NOT BE ABLE to run for office!   Thank you!

    Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences:

    VJAS will not meet on Monday, 9/28, or Tuesday, 9/29.  The next meeting for 7th graders will be on Wednesday in the library, and 8th graders will meet on Thursday in room 190.

    Teen Advisory Board:

    If you are interested in joining TAB, there is an informational meeting being held this Thursday in the library during each lunch period.  If you need more information, please see Ms. Ousley in the library.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th.  Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers.  More information will be forthcoming about Student Led Conferences in the next two weeks.

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day.  Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria.  If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level.  For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you.  A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    Today is the first day of the Phoenix Bike Club.  Meet directly after school from 2:30-3:30 in room 90-91 under the main stairwell.

    Happy Monday, and have a wonderful week!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    All-School Field Trip:

    Students are reminded to bring in their signed permission slips and $6 for the all-school field trip to The Kennedy Center.  Please turn in permission slips and money to your EXCEL Teacher by the end of the week.  This is a special event for Kenmore and this year we are invited to an opera look-in for Carmen.

    Kenmore Soccer Academy:

    Attention all students.  The Arlington Soccer Association in partnership with the Real Madrid Academy Program will begin meeting for the Fall season. This after school program will meet once a week on Wednesdays. This is your opportunity to learn about soccer and practice your skills. For more information and to get permission slips, come to the Counseling Office and look for Mr. Salas.

    Arlington Tech:

    Yesterday 8th Graders heard from Mr. Nolen and Ms. Harber about a new opportunity at the Arlington Career Center for high school.  Students learned about Arlington Tech—a project-based learning approach to high school.  Many 8th Graders expressed interest.  To learn more about Arlington Tech, check out this video to learn about his exciting high school option: http://bcove.me/ftxtg3xv

    Kenmore Fun Raisers:

    Take a day off of cooking at home!  

    Eat delicious food while raising funds for Kenmore Middle School!  

    Join us for our Kenmore Dines Out Days!

    On Friday, Oct 2, have lunch or dinner at Qdoba Mexican Grill, in Bailey's Crossroads, at 5872 Crossroads Center Way, show them the Kenmore Dines Out flyer, and they will donate back 20% of sales to Kenmore!  

    On Tuesday, Oct 20, we have full run of the Pete's Pizza in Clarendon, 3017 Clarendon Blvd, 703 527 7383, from 11am-10pm.  For every delivery, carry out, or dine in order that mentions "Kenmore", Pete's will donate 25% of the sale back to Kenmore!

    Tell your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, anyone who likes to eat, about our Kenmore Dines Out Days and ask them to join us on Oct 2 at Qdoba and Oct 20th at Pete's Pizza.  

    Don't forget to mention Kenmore when you order!

    If you have any questions or would like to help with Kenmore Dines Out feel free to email Veronika Folz at excuse92@yahoo.com

    Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences:

    Eighth Graders who are interested in learning more about VJAS should contact Ms. Weber in room 190.  Seventh Graders who were not able to attend yesterday’s meeting should also plan to contact Ms. Weber. Kenmore has sent the highest number of middle school participants in the past to the state-wide convention for VJAS.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in an academically rigorous process.

    Teen Advisory Board:

    If you are interested in joining TAB, there is an informational meeting being held this Thursday in the library during each lunch period.  If you need more information, please see Ms. Ousley in the library.

    Kenmore DC United Day:

    D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire, Sunday, October 18th, 2pm. RFK Stadium - Join your fellow classmates, teachers, and Kenmore community for an exciting day of soccer.  Tickets are $25 each with a portion going to the PTA.  RSVP to kathleen.storer@gmail.com by Friday September 25th.  More information is going home on Tuesday in the PTA packets.  

    Back to School Night:

    Middle School Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 29th.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th.  Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers.  More information will be forthcoming about Student Led Conferences in the next two weeks.

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day.  Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria.  If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level.  For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you.  A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    Interested in learning how to build a bicycle and making your own?  Come join the Phoenix Bike Club Mondays after school from 2:30-3:30.  Sign up today at lunch or see Ms. Monma in room 210.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Our fall Ultimate Frisbee season is set to begin soon.  Practices are being held after school twice a week and games will be at Bluemont this year on Sunday afternoons.  Stop by Ms. Juengst’s room, #381, for more information.

    Let Your Imagination Fly:

    That is the theme of the 2015 PTA Reflections Contest.  There are six different categories in the contest this year, including photography, visual arts, literature, dance choreography, music composition, and film production.  The deadline is October 23rd.  See the Kenmore home page for more details.

    Have a fabulous day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    All-School Field Trip:

    Students are reminded to bring in their signed permission slips and $6 for the all-school field trip to The Kennedy Center. Please turn in permission slips and money to your EXCEL Teacher by the end of the week. This is a special event for Kenmore, and this year we are invited to an opera look-in for Carmen.

    Kenmore News Team:

    Seventh Graders, this is a reminder that applications to be on the Kenmore News team this fall are due today, 9/23. See your EXCEL Teacher for an application. Applications are due to Ms. Dyer by Wednesday, 9/23.

    Peace Day Postcards:

    Please remember to place completed Peace Day Postcards in Ms. Yerovi’s mailbox to finish up the bulletin board honoring International Peace Day. Thanks!

    EIP Prep Students:

    EIP Prep Students are meeting with Ms. Stockton today during EXCEL.

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Kenmore boys interested in the Scholars, a leadership and service club, should see Dr. Word.

    Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences:

    Eighth Graders who are interested in learning more about VJAS should contact Ms. Weber in room 190. Seventh Graders who were not able to attend yesterday’s meeting should also plan to contact Ms. Weber. Kenmore has sent the highest number of middle school participants in the past to the state-wide convention for VJAS. This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in an academically rigorous process.

    Teen Advisory Board:

    If you are interested in joining TAB, there is an informational meeting being held this Thursday in the library during each lunch period. If you need more information, please see Ms. Ousley in the library.

    Kenmore DC United Day:

    D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire, Sunday, October 18th, 2pm. RFK Stadium - Join your fellow classmates, teachers, and Kenmore community for an exciting day of soccer.  Tickets are $25 each with a portion going to the PTA.  RSVP to kathleen.storer@gmail.com by Friday September 25th.  More information is going home on Tuesday in the PTA packets.  

    Back to School Night:

    Middle School Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 29th.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th. Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers. More information will be forthcoming about Student Led Conferences in the next two weeks.

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day. Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria. If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level. For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you. A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    Interested in learning how to build a bicycle and making your own? Come join the Phoenix Bike Club Mondays after school from 2:30-3:30. Sign up today at lunch or see Ms. Monma in room 210.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Our fall Ultimate Frisbee season is set to begin soon. Practices are being held after school twice a week and games will be at Bluemont this year on Sunday afternoons. Stop by Ms. Juengst’s room, #381, for more information.

    Best Buddies:

    This is a great service club opportunity to make new friends and connect with Kenmore students. Those interested in Best Buddies should come to room 190 at 2:30 on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Thursday, September 24th. See attached flyer for details.

    Let Your Imagination Fly:

    That is the theme of the 2015 PTA Reflections Contest. There are six different categories in the contest this year, including photography, visual arts, literature, dance choreography, music composition, and film production. The deadline is October 23rd. See the Kenmore home page for more details.

    Welcome back and have a great week!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email 703-228-6802 kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     Kenmore News Team:

    Seventh Graders, this is a reminder that applications to be on the Kenmore News team this fall are due tomorrow, 9/23. See your EXCEL Teacher for an application. Applications are due to Ms. Dyer by Wednesday, 9/23.

    Peace Day Postcards:

    Please remember to place completed Peace Day Postcards in Ms. Yerovi’s mailbox to finish up the bulletin board honoring International Peace Day. Thanks!

    EIP Prep Students:

    EIP Prep Students are meeting with Ms. Stockton today during EXCEL.

    Kenmore Scholars:

    Kenmore boys interested in the Scholars, a leadership and service club, should see Dr. Word. An interest meeting was held this morning.

    Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences:

    Eighth Graders who are interested in learning more about VJAS should contact Ms. Weber in room 190. Seventh Graders who were not able to attend yesterday’s meeting should also plan to contact Ms. Weber. Kenmore has sent the highest number of middle school participants in the past to the state-wide convention for VJAS. This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in an academically rigorous process.

    Teen Advisory Board:

    If you are interested in joining TAB, there is an informational meeting being held this Thursday in the library during each lunch period. If you need more information, please see Ms. Ousley in the library.

    Kenmore DC United Day:

    D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire, Sunday, October 18th, 2pm. RFK Stadium - Join your fellow classmates, teachers, and Kenmore community for an exciting day of soccer.  Tickets are $25 each with a portion going to the PTA.  RSVP to kathleen.storer@gmail.com by Friday September 25th.  More information is going home on Tuesday in the PTA packets.  

    Back to School Night:

    Middle School Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 29th.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th. Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers. More information will be forthcoming about Student Led Conferences in the next two weeks.

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day. Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria. If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level. For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you. A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Student Council Association:

    Are you a leader? Do you want to help make a difference and plan activities at Kenmore? If so, you should consider running for office with the Kenmore Student Council.

    A meeting for anyone interested in running for SCA office will be on Tuesday, 9/22 in room 165 during EXCEL. You must attend this informational meeting if you want to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer this year in order to get an application.

    See Ms. Gagen in counseling or Mr. Blackburn in room 165 if you have any questions.

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    Interested in learning how to build a bicycle and making your own? Come join the Phoenix Bike Club Mondays after school from 2:30-3:30. Sign up today at lunch or see Ms. Monma in room 210.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Our fall Ultimate Frisbee season is set to begin soon. Practices are being held after school twice a week and games will be at Bluemont this year on Sunday afternoons. Stop by Ms. Juengst’s room, #381, for more information.

    Best Buddies:

    This is a great service club opportunity to make new friends and connect with Kenmore students. Those interested in Best Buddies should come to room 190 at 2:30 on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Thursday, September 24th. See attached flyer for details.

    Elective Changes:

    The elective change window has closed.

    Let Your Imagination Fly:

    That is the theme of the 2015 PTA Reflections Contest. There are six different categories in the contest this year, including photography, visual arts, literature, dance choreography, music composition, and film production. The deadline is October 23rd. See the Kenmore home page for more details.

    Have a Super Tuesday!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Monday Morning Message:

    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute will be in observance of the International Day of Peace.

    The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1981 and the first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.  Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

    The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. 

    We at Kenmore are dedicated to sustaining and building on Peace by always showing respect for ourselves, our families and friends, people we don’t know and the environment.

    (The HILT Department with the initiative of Bonnie Loriz has had a school activity for this day for several years now.  This year, Ms. Year Herrera and Ms. Yerovi are leading the effort by recommending and preparing activities for all of us to do during Excel today.  These activities include making postcards, listening to a message from the United Nations Secretary-General, and listening to songs celebrating peace.  Please join in the fun and add your postcard to the display that will be in the main hall.

    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.  Make it a great Day!

    Here is a special reminder from Kenmore's PTA:

    PTA Potluck:  The first PTA meeting is a potluck, and will be held in the Kenmore cafeteria on Monday, September 21st at 6:30pm.  Thereafter, meetings will be the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Kenmore library.  

    Here are general guidelines for what to bring.  However, please feel free to provide a food item in a different category. Please refrain from providing an item that might cause food allergies.

    Last Names A-F – side dishes or salads or appetizers

    Last Names G-K – drinks 

    Last Names L-O – desserts

    Last Names – P-Z – main dishes – i.e., pizza, fried chicken

    The PTA will supply plates, forks, cups, and napkins.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Nancy Birnbaum

    Kenmore PTA President, 2015-16

    Kenmore DC United Day:

    D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire, Sunday, October 18th, 2pm. RFK Stadium - Join your fellow classmates, teachers, and Kenmore community for an exciting day of soccer.  Tickets are $25 each with a portion going to the PTA.  RSVP to kathleen.storer@gmail.com by Friday September 25th.  More information is going home on Tuesday in the PTA packets.  

    Back to School Night:

    Middle School Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 29th.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th.  Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers.  More information will be forthcoming about Student Led Conferences in the next two weeks.

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day.  Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria.  If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level.  For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you.  A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Student Council Association:

    Are you a leader?  Do you want to help make a difference and plan activities at Kenmore?  If so, you should consider running for office with the Kenmore Student Council.

    A meeting for anyone interested in running for SCA office will be on Tuesday, 9/22 in room 165 during EXCEL.  You must attend this informational meeting if you want to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer this year in order to get an application.

    See Ms. Gagen in counseling or Mr. Blackburn in room 165 if you have any questions.

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    Interested in learning how to build a bicycle and making your own?  Come join the Phoenix Bike Club Mondays after school from 2:30-3:30.  Sign up today at lunch or see Ms. Monma in room 210.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Our fall Ultimate Frisbee season is set to begin soon.  Practices are being held after school twice a week and games will be at Bluemont this year on Sunday afternoons.  Stop by Ms. Juengst’s room, #381, for more information.

    Best Buddies:

    This is a great service club opportunity to make new friends and connect with Kenmore students.  Those interested in Best Buddies should come to room 190 at 2:30 on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Thursday, September 24th.  See attached flyer for details.

    Elective Changes:

    The elective change window has closed.

    Let Your Imagination Fly:

    That is the theme of the 2015 PTA Reflections Contest.  There are six different categories in the contest this year, including photography, visual arts, literature, dance choreography, music composition, and film production.  The deadline is October 23rd.  See the Kenmore home page for more details.

    Welcome back and have a great week!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Here is a special reminder from Kenmore's PTA:

    PTA Potluck:  The first PTA meeting is a potluck, and will be held in the Kenmore cafeteria on Monday, September 21st at 6:30pm.  Thereafter, meetings will be the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Kenmore library.  

    Here are general guidelines for what to bring.  However, please feel free to provide a food item in a different category. Please refrain from providing an item that might cause food allergies.

    Last Names A-F – side dishes or salads or appetizers

    Last Names G-K – drinks 

    Last Names L-O – desserts

    Last Names – P-Z – main dishes – i.e., pizza, fried chicken

    The PTA will supply plates, forks, cups, and napkins.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Nancy Birnbaum

    Kenmore PTA President, 2015-16

    Back to School Night:

    Middle School Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 29th.

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day:

    Parent/Teacher Conference Day for middle schools is Friday, October 9th.  Conferences will be led by students again this year and will be scheduled through EXCEL Teachers.  More information will be forthcoming about Student Led Conferences in the next two weeks.

    Principal’s Forum:

    Today students viewed the Principal’s Forum, a closed-circuit broadcast by the administrative team. This broadcast, along with the student-produced Kenmore Morning News, is a communications technology conduit for sharing information and highlighting successes for our school.  EXCELS should plan to view the broadcasts on alternating Friday mornings.

    Today’s broadcast reminded students that Kenmore staff members care about them and that if they have a problem or are feeling bad that they should tell an adult in the building and they will get the help they need.  Students were also reminded to eat a healthy breakfast.  Kenmore now has the “grab and go” breakfast in a bag for students arriving late to school.  They can just pick up a breakfast bag and head to class.  Students have been told to go to the gym in the morning, however, a clarifying announcement was made for students that want to eat breakfast.  Those students eating breakfast should go to the cafeteria and eat.

    Students were reminded about Back to School Night.  Given the size of our school and the large turnout that we customarily have for this event, students are asked to stay home that evening unless they are interpreting for their family.  Reminders for this event will be sent home next week.

    Students also heard about safety.  Student well-being and safety is the first priority of Kenmore.  Students heard reminders to walk on sidewalks, use crosswalks, respect the crossing guards, avoid short cuts—including the Campbell and Carlin Springs campuses—and how to participate in a lockdown drill.  Students heard directly from both the administration and the School Resource Officer.  Students were reminded about the “hallway flow” and working together for a smooth arrival and dismissal.  Thus far, students have been great with going with “the flow.”  Thanks for your support!

    Students also heard from our Activities Coordinator about the clubs and teams that are starting—many of which are listed below.

    The show concluded with well-wishes for a great day and wonderful weekend.

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day.  Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria.  If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level.  For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you.  A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Student Council Association:

    Are you a leader?  Do you want to help make a difference and plan activities at Kenmore?  If so, you should consider running for office with the Kenmore Student Council.

    A meeting for anyone interested in running for SCA office will be on Tuesday, 9/22 in room 165 during EXCEL.  You must attend this informational meeting if you want to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer this year in order to get an application.

    See Ms. Gagen in counseling or Mr. Blackburn in room 165 if you have any questions.

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    Interested in learning how to build a bicycle and making your own?  Come join the Phoenix Bike Club Mondays after school from 2:30-3:30.  Sign up today at lunch or see Ms. Monma in room 210.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Our fall Ultimate Frisbee season is set to begin soon.  Practices are being held after school twice a week and games will be at Bluemont this year on Sunday afternoons.  Stop by Ms. Juengst’s room, #381, for more information.

    Best Buddies:

    This is a great service club opportunity to make new friends and connect with Kenmore students.  Those interested in Best Buddies should come to room 190 at 2:30 on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Thursday, September 24th.  See attached flyer for details.

    Elective Changes:

    Elective changes end today (the deadline was this Wednesday, not next week).  Please see your counselor today for more information about changing elective courses.

    Let Your Imagination Fly:

    That is the theme of the 2015 PTA Reflections Contest.  There are seven different categories in the contest this year, including photography, visual arts, literature, dance choreography, music composition, and film production.  The deadline is October 23rd.  See the Kenmore home page for more details.

    Have a great day and wonderful weekend!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Reminder to 7th Grade Families:

    Dear Parents,

    As mandated by the Code of Virginia 22.1-273, students in 7th grade will participate in both vision and hearing screenings during the weeks of 9/14/15-9/30/15 at school. The screenings will be performed by School Health staff. Parents may choose to have their student exempted from these screenings by providing written notification to the school clinic before the scheduled screening date. A notification for follow-up will be sent home for students who require further evaluation.

    If you have any questions about the screenings, please contact the school clinic at (703) 228-6803.

    Sincerely,

    Kalki Taye, RN

    Breakfast Reminder:

    All students are reminded to eat a healthy breakfast for a great start to the school day. Students arriving at Kenmore that want to eat breakfast should go to the cafeteria. If you are not eating breakfast, please wait in the gym with your grade level. For those students arriving late that want to eat breakfast, a “grab and go” option is available for you to take with you. A healthy breakfast is the first step in success for a great day!

    Student Council Association:

    Are you a leader? Do you want to help make a difference and plan activities at Kenmore? If so, you should consider running for office with the Kenmore Student Council.

    A meeting for anyone interested in running for SCA office will be on Tuesday, 9/22 in room 165 during EXCEL. You must attend this informational meeting if you want to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer this year in order to get an application.

    See Ms. Gagen in counseling or Mr. Blackburn in room 165 if you have any questions.

    Phoenix Bike Club:

    Interested in learning how to build a bicycle and making your own? Come join the Phoenix Bike Club Mondays after school from 2:30-3:30. Sign up today at lunch or see Ms. Monma in room 210.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Our fall Ultimate Frisbee season is set to begin soon. Practices are being held after school twice a week and games will be at Bluemont this year on Sunday afternoons. Stop by Ms. Juengst’s room, #381, for more information.

    Best Buddies:

    This is a great service club opportunity to make new friends and connect with Kenmore students. Those interested in Best Buddies should come to room 190 at 2:30 on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Thursday, September 24th. See attached flyer for details.

    Elective Changes:

    Please remember that students have until next Wednesday to change elective courses. Please see your counselor for more information about changing elective courses.

    Let Your Imagination Fly:

    That is the theme of the 2015 PTA Reflections Contest. There are seven different categories in the contest this year, including photography, visual arts, literature, dance choreography, music composition, and film production. The deadline is October 23rd. See the Kenmore home page for more details.

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Monday, September 14, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802

    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Now, here’s our principal Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Minute Message

    Yesterday's Door by Anonymous

    Shutting the door on yesterday opens your mind and spirit up for today!

    I’ve shut the door on Yesterday,
    It's sorrows and mistakes.
    I’ve locked within its gloomy walls
    Past failures and heartaches.

    And now I throw the key away,
    To seek another room, 
    And furnish it with hope and smiles
    And every springtime bloom.

    No thought shall enter this Abode
    That has a hint of pain;
    And envy, malice and distrust
    Shall never entrance gain.

    I’ve shut the door on Yesterday
    And thrown the key away - 
    Tomorrow holds no fear for me
    Since I have found Today.

    As of today we a have 7 weeks (28 days) left in the 1st marking period.  Let’s make each day count

    Today’s Monday morning message in a minute is: Think Safety, eat a healthy breakfast

    Today’s message is think safety.  Think safety on your way to school and as you are waiting for the bus, walking, or riding a bike or skateboard.  Think safety as you get out of the car and while you are riding the bus.   Think safety as you move through the halls and interact in classes. And think safety as you return home.

    Did you know that Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits.

    Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.

    We have on the go zip lock bags that you can take with you if you are running late and they will be nutritious and tasty.

    Ultimate Frisbee:

    Our fall Ultimate Frisbee season is set to begin soon.  Practices will be held after school twice a week and games will be at Bluemont this year on Sunday afternoons.  Stop by Ms. Juengst’s room, #381, Tuesday, September 15th from 2:30-3:00 to meet our new Ultimate coach. Abby Kent, and learn about the fall middle school season.

    Best Buddies:

    This is a great service club opportunity to make new friends and connect with Kenmore students.  Those interested in Best Buddies should come to room 190 at 2:30 on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Thursday, September 24th.  See attached flyer for details.

    Fall Sports Tryouts & Meetings:

    Practice and tryouts for the Girls’ Soccer Team and Coed Tennis will begin after school on Monday, September 14thStudents interested in Girls’ Soccer should meet Mr. Dia (Jah) in the gym on Monday.  The Monday practice will be an informational meeting and will provide a chance to review the Kenmore Soccer Program and go over details of the tryout sessions.

    Students interested in tennis should bring their tennis rackets and shorts with pockets and meet Mr. Vaughan in the gym Monday, September 14th, by 2:35 p.m. 

    Dive Practice begins on Tuesday, September 15th.  Students should meet Mr. Baugh in the cafeteria immediately after school.  Remember to bring your dive wear. Practice will be at the Wakefield High School Pool.  Transportation will be provided to and from the pool.  A previous email incorrectly listed Swim practice as starting in the fall—that practice starts later in the year.  The Dive Team starts now.

    Anyone participating in a varsity sport must have a current physical on file with the school nurse.

    Elective Changes:

    Please remember that students have until next Wednesday to change elective courses.  Please see your counselor for more information about changing elective courses.

    Let Your Imagination Fly:

    That is the theme of the 2015 PTA Reflections Contest.  There are seven different categories in the contest this year, including photography, visual arts, literature, dance, choreography, music composition, and film production.  The deadline is October 23rd.  See the Kenmore home page for more details.

    Happy Monday and Have a Great Week!

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, September 11, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Great Opening!

    Thank you to the Kenmore Community for a fantastic opening of school!  We appreciate the efforts to make this a successful year for everyone and look forward to many achievements as we continue to learn and grow as a community this year.  Today the school observed a moment of silence in recognition of the 14th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.  Afterwards, students also successfully participated in the first fire drill of the year.  

    Ultimate Frisbee:
    Our fall Ultimate Frisbee season is set to begin soon.  Practices will be held after school twice a week and games will be at Bluemont this year on Sunday afternoons.  Stop by Ms. Juengst’s room, #381, Tuesday, September 15th from 2:30-3:00 to meet our new Ultimate coach. Abby Kent, and learn about the fall middle school season.

    Best Buddies:
    This is a great service club opportunity to make new friends and connect with Kenmore students.  Those interested in Best Buddies should come to room 190 at 2:30 on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Thursday, September 24th.  See attached flyer for details.

    Fall Sports Tryouts & Meetings:
    Practice and tryouts for the Girls’ Soccer Team and Coed Tennis will begin after school on Monday, September 14th.  Students interested in Girls’ Soccer should meet Mr. Dia (Jah) in the gym on Monday.  The Monday practice will be an informational meeting and will provide a chance to review the Kenmore Soccer Program and go over details of the tryout sessions.

    Students interested in tennis should bring their tennis rackets and shorts with pockets and meet Mr. Vaughan in the gym Monday, September 14th, by 2:35 p.m.  

    Swim and Dive Practice begins on Tuesday, September 15th.  Students should meet Mr. Baugh in the cafeteria immediately after school.  Remember to bring your swim and dive wear. Practice will be at the Wakefield High School Pool.  Transportation will be provided to and from the pool.

    Anyone participating in a varsity sport must have a current physical on file with the school nurse.

    Elective Changes:
    Please remember that students have until next Wednesday to change elective courses.  Please see your counselor for more information about changing elective courses.

    Let Your Imagination Fly:
    That is the theme of the 2015 PTA Reflections Contest.  There are seven different categories in the contest this year, including photography, visual arts, literature, dance, choreography, music composition, and film production.  The deadline is October 23rd.  See the Kenmore home page for more details.

    Thanks again for a fabulous opening of school and have a wonderful weekend!

     

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements

    Wednesday, September 09, 2015

    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     Attention Students: Counselors will be accepting elective schedule change forms beginning today and will accept them until next Wednesday, Sept 16th. Schedule changes are not guaranteed. Please see your Counselor for more information.

    ACT II Reminder: Students, please be reminded that ACT II classes are meeting on Tuesday and Thursdays. If you have an ACT II class on your schedule, you are expected to attend your class in the afternoon. We apologize for the problem with yesterday’s late buses. Late buses will be provided.

    Reminder: School begins at 7:50 a.m., and students should arrive to school by 7:40 a.m. If students arrive earlier, students should wait with their grade level in the gym. Students who are eating breakfast should go down to the cafeteria for breakfast service. School ends at 2:24 p.m. and ACT II ends at 4:15 p.m.  

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, June 15, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    6th-& 7th-Grade Parents Promotion Reception Volunteers Needed
    Thank you to all who have signed up to shop and pick up cakes! We still need four 6th- and 7th-grade parents who are available to help set up and serve during the reception. Please click on the link below to help. Thank you!!
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a7238-8thgrade1


    Now, here’s our principal Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute:  
    As of today we have 4 days left in school.  There are lots of wonderful activities going on this week. The 40 Book Challenge Celebration and Market Day is today, Tomorrow we have 8th grade promotion rehearsal and activity day and the 8th grade promotional on Wednesday.


    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.


    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is: “Discipline, not desire, determines your destiny."
    This is a message about believing in staying focused on your goals and doing the work necessary to achieve your goals.  It is great to have dreams and dreams do come true.  When you live a disciplined life you know your dreams come will true.


    In wrapping up today’s message I want to encourage you to finish strong and Be Sure:

    Be sure that you are thinking safety for self, school and community.  
    Be sure that you have a plan for after-school each day and that you are planning with your parents for a great summer.  
    Be sure to include reading in that plan
    Be sure that all of your actions includes dressing appropriately for school


    Thank You Kenmore Announcers:
    Thank you Neeka, CeCe, Anna, and Marissa for an exceptional job this year as the voices of Kenmore for the PA announcements.  Your consistency, enthusiasm, and excellent presentation of the announcements contributed greatly to our school and demonstrated Cougar PRIDE!  We will miss you next year!


    School Supplies for 2015-16. The PTA’s last fundraiser of the year is Student Supply Kits.
    Save yourself time in traffic trying to get to Staples. You can order your kid’s required school supplies for 2015-16 and have them delivered in the fall directly to your child’s Excel class. Kits for sixth graders will be $45, seventh graders’ kits are $35, and kits for eighth graders are $55.
    Paper orders are due by June 18 (the last day of school). Order forms will be coming home with your student in the next few days.
    Online orders must be placed by July 1, here: www.schoolsuppliesamericaonlineorders.com/kemi.html
    The site accepts major credit cards and PayPal.


    Please support the PTA by participating in this fundraiser. Thanks!

    Late Buses No Longer Available:

    Late Bus service will no longer be offered for the remainder of the year.  


    Summer Math Packet:

    Attention Kenmore families:  A link to the optional summer math packet is now available on the Kenmore home page.  Instead of completing the math packet, families are encouraged to see math in everyday context.  Doubling a recipe for a July 4th picnic?  Ask your student to do the computation.  Going on a road trip?  Ask your student to figure out fuel economy or the rate at which you are traveling.  Use the summer to understand that math matters and come back in the fall rested and ready for the new school year!


    Message from the Nurse:


    Dear Parents/Guardian,
        As your child finishes the school year, please remember to pick up medications that he or she has remaining in the school health clinic. The school health aide will still be in the clinic until__06/19/2015__, so that you can pick them up then if you are unable to do so prior to school’s ending.  Any medications that are left there after that will be discarded. We regret that we cannot send the medications home with your child.
    If your student is attending summer school it is up to the parent(s) to give the medication to the summer school clinic, the clinic will not transfer medications to another school.  
               
    Please remember that your child will need a new authorization for medication form and Health Update form for the new school year, please find forms enclosed.
    If you have any questions concerning this, please feel free to contact your school health aide or public health nurse at _703-228-6803.
    Sincerely yours,

    Kalki Taye
    Kalki Taye, RN
    Public Health Nurse


    Important Dates:

    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
     
    Late Buses No Longer Available:
    Late Bus service will no longer be offered for the remainder of the year.  ACT II classes have ended for the year.  Please plan accordingly. 
     
    Two Volunteers Still Needed for the 8th-Grade Dinner/Dance:
    Thank you to those already signed up to help. We still need two more people to help tonight. Please consider helping out. The 8th-Grade Dinner/Dance is tonight, Friday, June 12 at Kenmore. Parents are needed from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to set up/serve/clean up the buffet dinner. Please click on the link below to volunteer! Thank you!!
     
     
    Summer Math Packet:
    Attention Kenmore families:  A link to the optional summer math packet is now available on the Kenmore home page.  Instead of completing the math packet, families are encouraged to see math in everyday context.  Doubling a recipe for a July 4th picnic?  Ask your student to do the computation.  Going on a road trip?  Ask your student to figure out fuel economy or the rate at which you are traveling.  Use the summer to understand that math matters and come back in the fall rested and ready for the new school year!
     
    Message from the Nurse:
    Dear Parents/Guardian,
    As your child finishes the school year, please remember to pick up medications that he or she has remaining in the school health clinic. The school health aide will still be in the clinic until__06/19/2015__, so that you can pick them up then if you are unable to do so prior to school’s ending.  Any medications that are left there after that will be discarded. We regret that we cannot send the medications home with your child. 
     
    If your student is attending summer school it is up to the parent(s) to give the medication to the summer school clinic, the clinic will not transfer medications to another school.  
               
    Please remember that your child will need a new authorization for medication form and Health Update form for the new school year, please find forms enclosed. 
    If you have any questions concerning this, please feel free to contact your school health aide or public health nurse at _703-228-6803.
    Sincerely yours,
    Kalki Taye
    Kalki Taye, RN
    Public Health Nurse
    Attention 8th Graders:
    Would you like to know more about high school?  Have some questions you need answered before September?  Then come join Ms. Stockton THIS Saturday, June 13th, at Washington-Lee High School for our Transition Saturday.  See her in room 394, Ms. Sahni in room 167, Ms. Weber in room 194, or Mr. Johnson for your registration form.  Save your sport for this FUN and INFORMATIVE session!
     
    40 Book Celebration:
    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.
     
    Library Book Give-away:
    There is are give-away books outside of the library.  Stop by and take some books to build your home library collection.
     
    Eyeglasses:
    Are you missing eyeglasses?  Have you noticed how hard it is to see without them?  Please stop by the clinic and check out the dozen or so of glasses that have been found and turned in.  Who knows, you might find yours!
     
    Important Dates:
    June 12:  Dance Recital Assembly, 1:00 p.m.
    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school 
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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, June 11, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Five Volunteers Still Needed for the 8th-Grade Dinner/Dance:
    Thank you to those already signed up to help. We still need five more people to help tomorrow night. Please consider helping out. The 8th-Grade Dinner/Dance is this Friday, June 12 at Kenmore. Parents are needed from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to set up/serve/clean up the buffet dinner. Please click on the link below to volunteer! Thank you!!
    www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A7238-8thgrade


    8th Grade Promotion Reception Volunteers Needed:

    Calling all 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade parents: Volunteers are needed for shopping or setting up for next Wednesday’s 8th-grade promotion reception, which happens immediately following the promotion ceremony. We need parents in any grade who can buy and drop off supplies and we need five 6th-or 7th-grade parents who are available to help set up and serve during the reception. Please click on the link below to help. Thank you!!
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a7238-8thgrade1


    Attention 8th Graders:

    Would you like to know more about high school?  Have some questions you need answered before September?  Then come join Ms. Stockton THIS Saturday, June 13th, at Washington-Lee High School for our Transition Saturday.  See her in room 394, Ms. Sahni in room 167, Ms. Weber in room 194, or Mr. Johnson for your registration form.  Save your sport for this FUN and INFORMATIVE session!


    40 Book Celebration:

    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.


    Library Book Give-away:
    There is are give-away books outside of the library.  Stop by and take some books to build your home library collection.


    Eyeglasses:
    Are you missing eyeglasses?  Have you noticed how hard it is to see without them?  Please stop by the clinic and check out the dozen or so of glasses that have been found and turned in.  Who knows, you might find yours!


    KMS Dance Recital—Back to the 80’s:
    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!


    Volunteer Sign Up:

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore

    Concession Donations:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1


    Important Dates:

    June 11:  Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.
    June 11:  ACT II Last Day of Classes
    June 12:  Dance Recital Assembly, 1:00 p.m.
    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    8th Grade Promotion Reception Volunteers Needed:
    Calling all 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade parents: Volunteers are needed for shopping or setting up for next Wednesday’s 8th-grade promotion reception, which happens immediately following the promotion ceremony. We need parents in any grade who can buy and drop off supplies and we need five 6th-or 7th-grade parents who are available to help set up and serve during the reception. Please click on the link below to help. Thank you!!


    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a7238-8thgrade1


    Attention 8th Graders:

    Would you like to know more about high school?  Have some questions you need answered before September?  Then come join Ms. Stockton THIS Saturday, June 13th, at Washington-Lee High School for our Transition Saturday.  See her in room 394, Ms. Sahni in room 167, Ms. Weber in room 194, or Mr. Johnson for your registration form.  Save your sport for this FUN and INFORMATIVE session!


    National Junior Honor Society Inductees!

    Congratulations to these 51 Kenmore students who are being inducted into the National Junior Honors Society!  These students have demonstrated academic excellence and have stepped up their game to challenge themselves.  The school takes great pride in this achievement.  Achieving NJHS is an important academic accomplishment that sets the stage for continued academic excellence next year.  Thanks for showing Cougar PRIDE!


    Hanan    Abdulkader
    Majeda    Aesha
    Lamara    Allen
    Henry    Alves
    Miranda    Aly
    Ryah    Aziz
    Kenneth    Beard
    Peter    Beckstrom
    Aaron    Bodo
    Madeleine    Boerckel
    Wendy    Buendia
    Melenie    Bunra
    Ceili    Canning
    Lucille    Colaccino
    Giovanni    Congelio
    Joseph    Core
    James    Core
    Caitlin    Cunningham
    Alexa    Dangel
    Lucas    Dangel
    Georgia    Deane
    Shaelyn    Dempsey
    Julianna    Ditta
    Holland    Forsythe
    Andrea Mei    Gaoat
    Alexander    Giglio
    Zion    Gladden
    Madison    Godwin
    Lindsey    Gradowski
    Liam    Holland
    Megan    Jones
    Olivia    Kennett
    Alya    Lawindo
    Victoria    Lima-Claros
    Zeya    Min-Fink
    Carolina    Otal
    Krystyna    Piccorossi
    Maisum    Qadri
    Atti    Rattelman
    Ziyan    Rattelman
    Jayna    Roepe
    Elijah    Roggen
    Katherine    Sheire
    Lena    Smith
    Tanner    Smuthkochorn
    Jianna    Ursitti
    Daysi    Vallejos Soto
    Breece    Walker
    Sophia    Wallace
    Brooke    Weiser
    Emma    Wosje

    Yearbook Sale:
    Last two weeks before the distribution of all books!  The cost is $45.  The price will go up to $50 on the day of distribution, June 15 through June 18.  Take advantage of the $45 price and order your book today!  See Ms. Benjamin in Room 93 for an order form.


    40 Book Celebration:
    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.


    KMS Dance Recital—Back to the 80’s:
    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!


    Volunteer Sign Up:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore

    Concession Donations:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1

    Important Dates:
    June 11:  Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.
    June 11:  ACT II Last Day of Classes
    June 12:  Dance Recital Assembly, 1:00 p.m.
    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    8th-Grade Dinner/Dance:
    The 8th-Grade Dinner/Dance is Friday, June 12 from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Kenmore. Dress for the evening should be dressy casual to semi-formal for students. This activity is free to all 8th-grade students.
    Parents are needed to set up/serve/clean up the buffet dinner. Please click on the link below to volunteer! Thank you!!
    www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A7238-8thgrade

    Kenmore Fencing Team:
    Message from Coach Rick—
    This weekend a Kenmore fencing team – Alexandra O (6th) Marissa L (7th) and Tamara A(8th  Grade) participated in a mixed Middle and High School Saber Team Fencing Tournament.  In the final match, they lost a squeaker – 44-45, to the Wakefield High School team.  One thing about fencing is that age and size can be balanced out with skill.  The Wakefield team were all men mostly a head taller then our squad, and they had a clear athletic power advantage.  But the Kenmore ladies had the skill advantage, and it was fun to watch the contrast.  
    Kenmore fencer Finn B also participated, with a scratch squad mostly of TJ fencers, and Sam G participated in Foil team, and got an individual Bronze in Y14 Epee.


    Parents of interested kids (especially 6th graders, but any age) should encourage them to start as Beginners this September.  Of course experienced fencers are welcome, and one way to get experience is starting this Summer.  Classes in Arlington start next week, and again in August.  For information, google Arlingtonfencers.  –Coach Rick

    Yearbook Sale:
    Last two weeks before the distribution of all books!  The cost is $45.  The price will go up to $50 on the day of distribution, June 15 through June 18.  Take advantage of the $45 price and order your book today!  See Ms. Benjamin in Room 93 for an order form.


    40 Book Celebration:
    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.


    KMS Dance Recital—Back to the 80’s:
    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!


    Volunteer Sign Up:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore

    Concession Donations:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1

    Important Dates:
    June 11:  Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.
    June 11:  ACT II Last Day of Classes
    June 12:  Dance Recital Assembly, 1:00 p.m.
    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, June 8, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us
    Monday Morning Message in a Minute:
    Now, here’s our principal Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute.  
    As of today we have this week (5 days) left in the 4th marking period.  There are 9 days left in school.  Let’s make each day count.
     
    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it. 
    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
     
    This is a message about believing in yourself.
     
    In wrapping up today’s message I want to encourage you to finish strong and Be Sure:
     
    Be sure that all of your work is complete and that you have given your best effort.  
    Be sure that you are thinking safety for self, school and community.  
    Be sure that you have a plan for afterschool each day and that you are planning with your parents for a great summer.  
    Be sure to include reading in that plan
    Be sure that all of your actions including dress are appropriate for school
    Yearbook Sale:
    Last two weeks before the distribution of all books!  The cost is $45.  The price will go up to $50 on the day of distribution, June 15 through June 18.  Take advantage of the $45 price and order your book today!  See Ms. Benjamin in Room 93 for an order form.
     
    40 Book Celebration:
    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.
     
    KMS Dance Recital—Back to the 80’s:
    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!
     
    Volunteer Sign Up:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore
    Concession Donations:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1
     
    8th Grade Dinner Dance:
    The 8th Grade Dinner & Dance is Friday, June 12th from 6:30 to 10 PM at Kenmore.
    Important Dates:
    June 11:  Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.
    June 11:  ACT II Last Day of Classes
    June 12:  Dance Recital Assembly, 1:00 p.m.
    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school 
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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, June 3, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Yearbook Sale:
    Last two weeks before the distribution of all books!  The cost is $45.  The price will go up to $50 on the day of distribution, June 15 through June 18.  Take advantage of the $45 price and order your book today!  See Ms. Benjamin in Room 93 for an order form.

    FocusFest 2015:
    This Friday, June 5 from 6-8 p.m. Kenmore will host its annual FocusFest.  This is Kenmore’s annual arts and technology festival!  There will be lots of performances, hands-on activities and opportunities to see and hear about examples of arts integration.  This event is for the entire family.  Pizza, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.  Our theme this year is “What’s Your Story?”  Bring your family, friends and neighbors!!  Fun for all and it’s FREE!


    Donation Request:
    We are looking for old magazines for a variety of activities and projects at the school that we are doing in the next few weeks.  If you have any magazines that are ready to be recycled, please send them our way.  Please drop them off in the main office for Mrs. Dyer.  Thank you.


    40 Book Celebration:
    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.


    KMS Dance Recital—Back to the 80’s:
    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!


    Volunteer Sign Up:

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore

    Concession Donations:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1


    8th Grade Dinner Dance:

    The 8th Grade Dinner & Dance is Friday, June 12th from 6:30 to 10 PM at Kenmore.


    National Junior Honors Society:
    Letters and certificates are being mailed home this week.


    Important Dates:

    June 4:  Life Management classes to Ritz Carlton
    June 5:  French II to lunch at French restaurant
    June 5:  FocusFest, 6-8:00 p.m. Theme:  What’s Your Story?
    June 11:  Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.
    June 11:  ACT II Last Day of Classes & Last Day of Late Buses
    June 12:  Dance Recital Assembly, 1:00 p.m.
    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    FocusFest 2015:

    This Friday, June 5 from 6-8 p.m. Kenmore will host its annual FocusFest.  This is Kenmore’s annual arts and technology festival!  There will be lots of performances, hands-on activities and opportunities to see and hear about examples of arts integration.  This event is for the entire family.  Pizza, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.  Our theme this year is “What’s Your Story?”  Bring your family, friends and neighbors!!  Fun for all and it’s FREE!


    Donation Request:

    We are looking for old magazines for a variety of activities and projects at the school that we are doing in the next few weeks.  If you have any magazines that are ready to be recycled, please send them our way.  Please drop them off in the main office for Mrs. Dyer.  Thank you.


    40 Book Celebration:

    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.


    KMS Dance Recital:
    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!
    Volunteer Sign Up:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore

    Concession Donations:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1


    8th Grade Dinner Dance:

    The 8th Grade Dinner & Dance is Friday, June 12th from 6:30 to 10 PM at Kenmore.


    National Junior Honors Society:

    Letters and certificates are being mailed home this week.


    Important Dates:
     

    June 3:  Scholars' Evening Program

    June 4: Life Management classes to Ritz Carlton
    June 5:  French II to lunch at French restaurant
    June 5:  FocusFest, 6-8:00 p.m. Theme:  What’s Your Story?
    June 11:  Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.
    June 11:  ACT II Last Day of Classes and Last Day for Late Buses
    June 12:  Dance Recital Assembly, 1:00 p.m.

    June 12:  8th Grade Dinner Dance 6:30-10:00 p.m.
    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school


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  • Have a great weekend!

    Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, May 29, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Focus Fest:

    FocusFest 2015

    Next Friday, June 5 from 6-8 p.m. Kenmore will host its annual FocusFest.  This is Kenmore’s annual arts and technology festival!  There will be lots of performances, hands-on activities and opportunities to see and hear about examples of arts integration.  This event is for the entire family.  Pizza, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.  Our theme this year is “What’s Your Story?”  Bring your family, friends and neighbors!!  Fun for all and it’s FREE!

    Donation Request:

    We are looking for old magazines for a variety of activities and projects at the school that we are doing in the next few weeks.  If you have any magazines that are ready to be recycled, please send them our way.  Please drop them off in the main office for Mrs. Dyer.  Thank you.

    SOL Update:
    Thank you to all the students, faculty & staff, as well as parents and other Kenmore fans that worked hard to prepare for testing this year.  The efforts are very much appreciated.  We continue the testing schedule today and look forward to celebrating our students’ continued success.

    40 Book Celebration:
    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.


    Kenmore VJAS:

    Congratulations to the 23 Kenmore students who went to the Virginia Academy of Sciences Research Symposium and 74th Annual Meeting at James Madison University held on May 22nd.  These students competed at the state level and shared their findings from their science projects.  Kenmore takes great pride in the high number of students who were accepted to present at VJAS.  Special thanks to the KMS Science Department as well as trip sponsors Ms. Allie Weber and Mr. Jim Haile—as well as to all the science supporters who helped the students this year.  These students were announced to the school and will be featured on an upcoming newscast.

    1st Place Engineering and Math—Hannah Foley
    3rd Place Human Behavior—Alya Lawindo
    3rd Place Chemical Science—Mignote Tadesse
    Honorable Mention—Human Behavior—Neeka Samimi
    Honorable Mention—Human Behavior—Lindsey Gradowski and Juliana Logan


    Animal and Human Sciences
    Richard Kouar: The effect of heredity on family musicality
    Cesar Torres: The effect of musicians and non-musicians on the length of their left and right fingers


    Chemical Sciences
    Josephine Baker: The effect of household pipes on pH level
    Gelila Kassa: The effect of household chemicals on water evaporation
    Tanner Smuthkochorn: The effect of material on how much oil is absorbed
    Mignote Tadesse: The effect of dentrifrice on stained eggs (third place award winner)


    Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Georgia Deane: The effect of water samples on fecal coliform bacteria results
    Emmarose Price: The effect of different aerosols on cloud reflectivity


    Engineering and Math
    Caroline Chappell: The effect of height on how long a building can sustain during an earthquake
    Hannah Foley: The effect of bridge type on cost efficiency (first place award winner)
    Liam Holland: The effect of probability on beat the streak
    Arshdeep Singh: The effect of live load in the different types of bridges


    Human Behavior
    Tamara Ayers: The effect of race/ethnicity on implicit bias

    Lindsey Gradowski and Juliana Logan: The effect of time elapsed on facial recognition (honorable mention award winner)
    Alya Lawindo: The effect of gender on recognition of facial expressions
    Krystyna Piccorossi: The effect of age on perception of time
    Neeka Samimi: Self-deception (honorable mention award winner)
    Brooke Weiser: The effect of aerobic physical activity on human memory


    Physical Science
    Sam Alves—The Effect of Distance on Illumination
    Anna Nowalk—The Effect of Material on the Amount of Sound Reflected
    Max Sasaki—The Effect of Different Liquids on the Amount of Light and the Liquids’ Refraction


    Plant Sciences and Microbiology
    Brody Karton—The Effect of Detergents on Plant Growt

    Kenmore Fencing:
    The Kenmore Middle School Saber and Foil teams will participate in the Middle School team tournament to be held at Walter Reed Community Center, June 6.

    We would like to congratulate Jack Steuble, for his high placement in the Junior Olympics and for his recent Epee gold medal and 'E" ranking earned in an important Junior event in Maryland last week.  Jack started with Kenmore's Program as a 6th grader in 2011 and graduated last year. He is fencing with the W-L Generals program now.  He is the first youth athlete in our club with an adult rank in the sport, and we are very proud of him.


    KMS Film Fest Finalists:
    Congratulations to Malik Serageldin (7th) and Leo Goco (6th) who were selected as finalists in the countywide Arlington Student Film Fest, 2015.  60 finalist films were selected from the over 120 films submitted this year.
    A public screening of the films will be held on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at H.B. Woodlawn. There will be four rounds of films, a key note address from distinguished APS alumnus filmmaker, Cutter Hodierne, winner of the 2014 Sundance Directing Award for his film ‘Fishing Without Nets’.  Hodierne is a 1995 graduate of H-B Woodlawn.
    Come for part of all of this wonderful, action-packed event, see the films, vote for your Audience Favorite and cheer on your school’s best filmmakers.


    Summer Camp Opportunity:
    Are you looking for an exciting summer opportunity?  Would you like to spend some time on a college campus?  Check out the Summer Enrichment program at The College of William & Mary.  The summer’s classes include: explorations of the Chesapeake Bay, Java script programming, writing for the new media, and capturing American history in colonial Williamsburg.  If this sounds like fun to you, pick up a catalog outside of Ms. Weber’s room (194).


    Arlington Summer Camps from Parks and Recreation:
    Use the following link to access information about summer camps provided through Arlington Parks and Recreation: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs/camps/


    Bike Helmet Reminder:
    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are an important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticketed if not wearing a helmet.

    Important Dates:
    May 18-June 12:  SOL Testing
    May 29:  Farm to School (during lunch)
    June 4:  Life Management classes to Ritz Carlton
    June 5:  French II to lunch at French restaurant
    June 5:  FocusFest, 6-8:00 p.m. Theme:  What’s Your Story?
    June 11:  Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.
    June 11:  ACT II Last Day of Classes
    June 12:  Dance Recital Assembly, 1:00 p.m.
    June 15:  Market Day (flip 4th and 5th periods)
    June 15:  40 Book Celebration, 6th Grade (assembly during 4th and 5th periods)
    June 16:  Activity Day
    June 17:  8th Grade Promotion, 8:30 a.m.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
     
    Kenmore VJAS:
    Congratulations to the 23 Kenmore students who went to the Virginia Academy of Sciences Research Symposium and 74th Annual Meeting at James Madison University held on May 22nd.  These students competed at the state level and shared their findings from their science projects.  Kenmore takes great pride in the high number of students who were accepted to present at VJAS.  Special thanks to the KMS Science Department as well as trip sponsors Ms. Allie Weber and Mr. Jim Haile—as well as to all the science supporters who helped the students this year.  These students were announced to the school and will be featured on an upcoming Principal’s Forum newscast.
     
    1st Place Engineering and Math—Hannah Foley
    3rd Place Human Behavior—Alya Lawindo
    3rd Place Chemical Science—Mignote Tadesse
    Honorable Mention—Human Behavior—Neeka Samimi
    Honorable Mention—Human Behavior—Lindsey Gradowski and Juliana Logan
     
    Animal and Human Sciences 
    Richard Kouar: The effect of heredity on family musicality 
    Cesar Torres: The effect of musicians and non-musicians on the length of their left and right fingers 
     
    Chemical Sciences
    Josephine Baker: The effect of household pipes on pH level 
    Gelila Kassa: The effect of household chemicals on water evaporation 
    Tanner Smuthkochorn: The effect of material on how much oil is absorbed 
    Mignote Tadesse: The effect of dentrifrice on stained eggs (third place award winner)
     
    Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Georgia Deane: The effect of water samples on fecal coliform bacteria results 
    Emmarose Price: The effect of different aerosols on cloud reflectivity 
    Engineering and Math
    Caroline Chappell: The effect of height on how long a building can sustain during an earthquake 
    Hannah Foley: The effect of bridge type on cost efficiency (first place award winner)
    Liam Holland: The effect of probability on beat the streak 
    Arshdeep Singh: The effect of live load in the different types of bridges 
     
    Human Behavior
    Tamara Ayers: The effect of race/ethnicity on implicit bias 
    Lindsey Gradowski and Juliana Logan: The effect of time elapsed on facial recognition (honorable mention award winner)
    Alya Lawindo: The effect of gender on recognition of facial expressions 
    Krystyna Piccorossi: The effect of age on perception of time 
    Neeka Samimi: Self-deception (honorable mention award winner)
    Brooke Weiser: The effect of aerobic physical activity on human memory 
     
    Physical Science
    Sam Alves—The Effect of Distance on Illumination
    Anna Nowalk—The Effect of Material on the Amount of Sound Reflected
    Max Sasaki—The Effect of Different Liquids on the Amount of Light and the Liquids’ Refraction
     
    Plant Sciences and Microbiology
    Brody Karton—The Effect of Detergents on Plant Growth
     
    Kenmore Fencing:
    The Kenmore Middle School Saber and Foil teams will participate in the Middle School team tournament to be held at Walter Reed Community Center, June 6.
     
    We would like to congratulate Jack Steuble, for his high placement in the Junior Olympics and for his recent Epee gold medal and 'E" ranking earned in an important Junior event in Maryland last week.  Jack started with Kenmore's Program as a 6th grader in 2011 and graduated last year. He is fencing with the W-L Generals program now.  He is the first youth athlete in our club with an adult rank in the sport, and we are very proud of him. 
     
    KMS Film Fest Finalists:
    Congratulations to Malik Serageldin (7th) and Leo Goco (6th) who were selected as finalists in the countywide Arlington Student Film Fest, 2015.  60 finalist films were selected from the over 120 films submitted this year.
    A public screening of the films will be held on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at H.B. Woodlawn. There will be four rounds of films, a key note address from distinguished APS alumnus filmmaker, Cutter Hodierne, winner of the 2014 Sundance Directing Award for his film ‘Fishing Without Nets’.  A 1995 graduate of H-B Woodlawn.
    Come for part of all of this wonderful, action-packed event, see the films, vote for your Audience Favorite and cheer on your school’s best filmmakers.
     
    40 Book Celebration:
    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.
     
    Summer Camp Opportunity:
    Are you looking for an exciting summer opportunity?  Would you like to spend some time on a college campus?  Check out the Summer Enrichment program at The College of William & Mary.  The summer’s classes include: explorations of the Chesapeake Bay, Java script programming, writing for the new media, and capturing American history in colonial Williamsburg.  If this sounds like fun to you, pick up a catalog outside of Ms. Weber’s room (194).
     
    Arlington Summer Camps from Parks and Recreation:
    Use the following link to access information about summer camps provided through Arlington Parks and Recreation: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs/camps/
     
    Bike Helmet Reminder:
    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are an important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticketed if not wearing a helmet.
     
    Important Dates:
    Friday, June 5, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Theme:  What’s Your Story?
    Monday, June 15, 2015 7th Grade Market Day
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Activity Day 
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8th Grade Promotion 
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last Day of School 
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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    NO LATE BUSES TODAY, FRIDAY, 5/22/15

    Please plan accordingly—there will be no late bus service tomorrow, 5/22/15.  Late bus service will resume next week until June 11th, which is the last day for Act II.


    Happy Memorial Day Weekend:
    KMS honors the memory of those who have sacrificed their lives in service to our country.  Sue Landon Vaughan’s resting place in in Arlington. She was the founder of Decoration Day, whereby the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers from both sides of the conflict were decorated with garlands of flowers. In 1882 Decoration Day was renamed as Memorial Day. We remember and are thankful—and wish everyone a safe and meaningful three-day weekend.  


    Virginia Junior Academy of Science:
    Stay tuned for good news about Kenmore students and VJAS!


    Coalition Ladies:
    Please come see Ms. Stockton TODAY in room 394 to pick up your invitation to the Ladies Tea on June 6th.  You MUST let Ms. Stockton know by Friday if you will attend—space is limited, and you will not be allowed to go if you don’t RSVP.  Thank you!


    Good Luck!

    Good luck to 6th graders Robert McEwen as he performs with the Children’s Chorus of Washington at the they sing the National Anthem for the Washington National’s game this afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies. Go Robert and Go Nats!


    Students Playing Sports at Washington-Lee High School Next Fall:
    Any rising 8th Grader (current 7th Grader) may play sports at the high school level that are not offered at middle school.  This typically includes football, baseball, lacrosse, and field hockey.  If interested in playing in high school, rising 8th Graders should seriously consider joining a freshman team to gain experience with the sport.


    Planning to play fall sports (or any sports next year)?  August practice is right around the corner.  Updated Annual Physicals are required to be taken after May 1, 2015 for next year’s team sports.
    We host the physicals in the W-L library.  This is so convenient!
    Sign up with Michael Harrington, W-L Head Athletic Trainer, or Amy Powell in the athletic training Room between 3-5 pm or with Deborah McClary in the activities office.  
    Bring a check for $40 made out to Washington -Lee High School.
    Slots Available
    Thursday June 4 and Friday June 5
    Appointment times are between 4-7 pm.
    We always run out of spaces for this event, so sign-up early to secure a spot.
    In the link below you will find the physical form that is required of all athletes to complete, whether they are getting a physical from us or not, so please forward this form to them. The form will need to be filled out and brought to their appointment.
    http://wlathletics.org/siteRepository/695/userfiles/COMBINED-PHYSICAL-FORM-AND-PARTICIPATION.pdf
     


    40 Book Celebration:

    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.


    Summer Camp Opportunity:

    Are you looking for an exciting summer opportunity?  Would you like to spend some time on a college campus?  Check out the Summer Enrichment program at The College of William & Mary.  The summer’s classes include: explorations of the Chesapeake Bay, Java script programming, writing for the new media, and capturing American history in colonial Williamsburg.  If this sounds like fun to you, pick up a catalog outside of Ms. Weber’s room (194).


    Arlington Summer Camps from Parks and Recreation:

    Use the following link to access information about summer camps provided through Arlington Parks and Recreation: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs/camps/


    FOUND:
    Rhinestone bracelet found at the Jazz and Arts Showcase last Friday evening.
    We believe it belonged to one of the parents. Please see Mr. Fisher for details.


    STARTALK Opportunity:
    APS is running the STARTALK program July 13-31 and would love some students from Kenmore who are interested in learning beginning or developing Chinese or Arabic.  The program is free for students and will be held at Gunston.  Bus transportation is available.  Here’s our website with STARTALK information and a link to the Summer School Registration form.


    KMS Dance Recital:
    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!
    Volunteer Sign Up:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore


    Concession Donations:

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1


    Bike Helmet Reminder:
    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticket if not wearing a helmet.


    Important Dates:

    Friday, June 5, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Theme:  What’s Your Story?
    Monday, June 15, 2015 7th Grade Market Day
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Activity Day
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8th Grade Promotion
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, May 21, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    NO LATE BUSES TOMORROW, FRIDAY, 5/22/15
    Please plan accordingly—there will be no late bus service tomorrow, 5/22/15.  Late bus service will resume next week until June 11th, which is the last day for Act II.


    Students Playing Sports at Washington-Lee High School Next Fall:
    Planning to play fall sports (or any sports next year)?  August practice is right around the corner.  Updated Annual Physicals are required to be taken after May 1, 2015 for next year’s team sports.
    We host the physicals in the W-L library.  This is so convenient!
    Sign up with
    Michael Harrington, W-L Head Athletic Trainer, or Amy Powell in the athletic training Room between 3-5 pm or with
    Deborah McClary in the activities office.  
    Bring a check for $40 made out to Washington -Lee High School.
    Slots Available
    Thursday June 4 and Friday June 5
    Appointment times are between 4-7 pm.
    We always run out of spaces for this event, so sign-up early to secure a spot.
    In the link below you will find the physical form that is required of all athletes to complete, whether they are getting a physical from us or not, so please forward this form to them. The form will need to be filled out and brought to their appointment.
    http://wlathletics.org/siteRepository/695/userfiles/COMBINED-PHYSICAL-FORM-AND-PARTICIPATION.pdf
     

    40 Book Celebration:
    Please help support the 6th graders’ 40 Book Celebration!  Purchase a $5 raffle ticket and WIN a pair of BEATS headphones.  The 40 Book Celebration Committee will be raffling off two pairs on June 5th.  The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater the chance you have of winning.  PLUS, it is all for a good cause—hosting 8 young adult authors, including the 2015 Newbury winning author of The Crossover.  See Visionaries Teachers to purchase tickets.


    Summer Camp Opportunity:

    Are you looking for an exciting summer opportunity?  Would you like to spend some time on a college campus?  Check out the Summer Enrichment program at The College of William & Mary.  The summer’s classes include: explorations of the Chesapeake Bay, Java script programming, writing for the new media, and capturing American history in colonial Williamsburg.  If this sounds like fun to you, pick up a catalog outside of Ms. Weber’s room (194).


    Arlington Summer Camps from Parks and Recreation:

    Use the following link to access information about summer camps provided through Arlington Parks and Recreation: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs/camps/


    FOUND:
    Rhinestone bracelet found at the Jazz and Arts Showcase last Friday evening.
    We believe it belonged to one of the parents. Please see Mr. Fisher for details.


    STARTALK Opportunity:
    APS is running the STARTALK program July 13-31 and would love some students from Kenmore who are interested in learning beginning or developing Chinese or Arabic.  The program is free for students and will be held at Gunston.  Bus transportation is available.  Here’s our website with STARTALK information and a link to the Summer School Registration form.


    KMS Dance Recital:

    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!
    Volunteer Sign Up:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore


    Concession Donations:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1


    Bike Helmet Reminder:
    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticket if not wearing a helmet.


    Important Dates:

    Friday, June 5, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Theme:  What’s Your Story?
    Monday, June 15, 2015 7th Grade Market Day
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Activity Day
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8th Grade Promotion
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of school

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Kenmore at the Phillips Collection:
    Any student who worked with Ms. Magee and Mr. Wilson to create the Exponent Hanger Mobile inspirited by Man Ray is invited to visit the Phillips Collection this weekend.  The Prism.K12 show will be de-installed on Monday. The Phillips Collection’s admissions desk has been notified to admit anyone who mentions “Kenmore Middle School” – parent, student, teacher, etc. They will be able to see their work on view until close of business on Sunday.


    http://www.phillipscollection.org/

    STARTALK Opportunity:
    APS is running the STARTALK program July 13-31 and would love some students from Kenmore who are interested in learning beginning or developing Chinese or Arabic.  The program is free for students and will be held at Gunston.  Bus transportation is available.  Here’s our website with STARTALK information and a link to the Summer School Registration form.


    KMS Dance Recital:

    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!


    Volunteer Sign Up:

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore


    Concession Donations:

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1

    Bike Helmet Reminder:
    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticket if not wearing a helmet.


    Words Alive:

    Let’s try this question again—Which word contains a suffix that means “having the greatest amount of?”  Hint, the answer is not “powerful.”
    a.    Prettiest
    b.    Powerful
    c.    Spicy
    d.    Loved


    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form, and put it in the bucket.


    Good Luck!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, May 11, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    STARTALK Opportunity:
    APS is running the STARTALK program July 13-31 and would love some students from Kenmore who are interested in learning beginning or developing Chinese or Arabic.  The program is free for students and will be held at Gunston.  Bus transportation is available.  Here’s our website with STARTALK information and a link to the Summer School Registration form.


    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Meeting:
    Attention 7th grade students: A representative from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is going to be coming this Monday, May 11th at 6:00 PM to do a presentation at Kenmore on the admissions process for interested 7th grade students and families.


    KMS Spirit Day:

    Thanks for a great spirit day!  Students and families had a lot of fun! A slideshow is on our web page.  Thank you to APS Superintendent, Dr. Murphy, as well as School Board Chairman, Mr. James Lander, for coming out and supporting the effort.


    We are happy to announce we have two additional winners from Kenmore Spirit Day!

    1). Juliana Logan- Movie Basket
    2). Lili Artis- Movie Basket
    Please come to the front office to make arrangements to pick up your basket after school.


    KMS Dance Recital:

    The Kenmore Dance Recital is coming up on June 11th and we are going BACK TO THE 80’s!! We need some volunteers to help the week of the show. Please use the sign up genius to help. Thanks in advance!


    Volunteer Sign Up:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafac23a13-kenmore


    Concession Donations:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BAFAC23A13-kenmore1


    8th Grade ASSC Canceled Today:

    Eighth Grade ASSC with Ms. Falbo is canceled for today, 5/11/15.


    KMS Music Department:
    Congratulations to the Kenmore Music Department for a successful music series week.  Thank you to all that supported the concerts!

    La Voz:
    Congratulations also to Kenmore student Samantha Rios for successfully winning her battle round on la Voz Kids.  She is moving on to the final groups. She is on Team Yankee.  

    KMS Step Team:
    There is no practice today, however, there is practice on Wednesday, May 13th. See you then!


    Best Buddies:
    The Best Buddies next meeting is May 12th from 2:30-4:15 in room 90/91.


    Taiko Drum Club:

    The Taiko Drum Club will meet today in the auditorium.  Hope to see you there!


    APS Summer School Deadline Approaching
    Another Summer School registration is approaching on Fri, May 8. For additional information, please see the Summer School Catalog which is available online at www.apsva.us (click on Instruction, Programs, Extended Instruction/Summer School).
    http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=29931

    Bike Helmet Reminder:
    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticket if not wearing a helmet.


    Words Alive:
    Let’s try this question again—Which word contains a suffix that means “having the greatest amount of?”  Hint, the answer is not “powerful.”
    a.    Prettiest
    b.    Powerful
    c.    Spicy
    d.    Loved


    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form, and put it in the bucket.


    Good Luck!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, May 8, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Thank you to KMS PTA, KMS Hispanic Parent Group,& the KMS Community for a great Teacher Appreciation Week and Fabulous Lunch!

    STARTALK Opportunity:
    APS is running the STARTALK program July 13-31 and would love some students from Kenmore who are interested in learning beginning or developing Chinese or Arabic.  The program is free for students and will be held at Gunston.  Bus transportation is available.  Here’s our website with STARTALK information and a link to the Summer School Registration form.

    Last Day to get Early Bird Pricing for Kenmore Spirit Day!
    Buy Tickets or make a "No Sweat" donation online at
    www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta
    OR send in a check made out to Kenmore PTA
    All tickets will be available for pick up at the event starting at 10am

    If you can't join us please "show the love" by making a donation!
    This event was created to take the place of the Silent Auction and
    we need your support to reach our goal! Every donation counts!
    Thank you!


    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Meeting:

    Attention 7th grade students: A representative from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is going to be coming this Monday, May 11th at 6:00 PM to do a presentation at Kenmore on the admissions process for interested 7th grade students and families.


    APS Summer School Deadline Approaching
    Another Summer School registration is approaching on Fri, May 8. For additional information, please see the Summer School Catalog which is available online at www.apsva.us (click on Instruction, Programs, Extended Instruction/Summer School).
    http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=29931

    Bike Helmet Reminder:
    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticket if not wearing a helmet.


    Words Alive:

    Congratulations to JaNyah for knowing the answer to our questions.  Here is this week’s question:
    Which word contains a suffix that means “having the greatest amount of?”
    a.    Prettiest
    b.    Powerful
    c.    Spicy
    d.    Loved


    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form, and put it in the bucket.


    Good Luck!
    And we hope to see everybody tomorrow for a FUN SPIRIT DAY!


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Meeting:


    Amos Simms-Smith from TJHSST is going to be coming May 11th at 6:00 PM to do a presentation on the admissions process for interested 7th grade students and families. Any KMS 7th grade student as well as their parents should plan to attend if interested in attending TJHSST.


    County Track Meet:


    County Track and Field Championships running events will be today, 5/7/15, at Kenmore at 1:30pm. Come out and cheer on the Cougar participants!


    APS Summer School Deadline Approaching


    Another Summer School registration is approaching on Fri, May 8. For additional information, please see the Summer School Catalog which is available online at www.apsva.us (click on Instruction, Programs, Extended Instruction/Summer School).
    http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=29931


    Kenmore Spirit Day:

    Kenmore Spirit Day is this Saturday, May 9th from 10am-3pm! Please go online to purchase tickets, donate and/or shop... to help us reach our goal of $10,000 !! All proceeds go to the Kenmore PTA to support Teacher grants, field trips and other rich hands-on learning experiences for our children.


    Plan to join us? Buy tickets online www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta


    Can't come? Please consider making a "No Sweat" donation on-line at
    www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta OR by sending in a check via your Excel Teacher made out to the Kenmore PTA.


    Or Shop at the on-line auction http://www.32auctions.com/kenmore  We will be adding items over the next two weeks to keep it interesting so be sure to check back soon and often!


    To Volunteer
    go on-line to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4aada929a46-kenmore2


    Teacher Appreciation:


    Show the Love for Teachers & Staff this week by purchasing Teacher Appreciation Raffle Tickets on-line at www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta Or send in a check via your excel Teacher made out to Kenmore PTA. Drawing will be held Tuesday May 12th.


    Bike Helmet Reminder:


    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticket if not wearing a helmet.


    Words Alive:
    Congratulations to JaNyah for knowing the answer to our questions.  Here is this week’s question:
    Which word contains a suffix that means “having the greatest amount of?”
    a.    Prettiest
    b.    Powerful
    c.    Spicy
    d.    Loved
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form, and put it in the bucket.
    Good Luck!


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    KMS in Ed Leadership:
    Congratulations to Ms. Freeman’s 8th Grade students who were published in the May 2015 issue of Ed Leadership.  The students provided thoughtful responses to the question: How does technology improve learning?

    County Track Meet:
    County Track and Field Championships running events will be Thursday at Kenmore at 1:30pm. All are invited and parent volunteers as timers are still needed for the running events on Thursday. If you can volunteer, please email Tommy Baugh, Kenmore's Student Activities Coordinator at:   tommy.baugh@apsva.us   by Wednesday at 12:00 noon. Don't forget to come out and cheer on the Cougar participants!

    APS Summer School Deadline Approaching
    Another Summer School registration is approaching on Fri, May 8. For additional information, please see the Summer School Catalog which is available online at www.apsva.us (click on Instruction, Programs, Extended Instruction/Summer School).
    http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=29931


    Kenmore Spirit Day:
    Kenmore Spirit Day is this Saturday, May 9th from 10am-3pm! Please go online to purchase tickets, donate and/or shop... to help us reach our goal of $10,000 !! All proceeds go to the Kenmore PTA to support Teacher grants, field trips and other rich hands-on learning experiences for our children.


    Plan to join us? Buy tickets online www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta

    Can't come? Please consider making a "No Sweat" donation on-line at www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta OR by sending in a check via your Excel Teacher made out to the Kenmore PTA.


    Or Shop at the on-line auction http://www.32auctions.com/kenmore  We will be adding items over the next two weeks to keep it interesting so be sure to check back soon and often!


    To Volunteer go on-line to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4aada929a46-kenmore2

    Show the Love for Teachers & Staff this week by purchasing Teacher Appreciation Raffle Tickets on-line at www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta Or send in a check via your excel Teacher made out to Kenmore PTA. Drawing will be held Tuesday May 12th.


    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Meeting:
    Amos Simms-Smith from TJHSST is going to be coming May 11th at 6:00 to do a presentation on the admissions process for interested 7th grade students and families. Any KMS 7th grade student as well as their parents should plan to attend if interested in attending TJHSST.


    8th Grade ASSC

    8th Grade ASSC with Ms. Falbo will be cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, May 7th.  Please plan accordingly—thanks.
    Thanks you to the KMS PTA & Wednesday Moms’ Group for a great Teacher Appreciation Breakfast!


    Bike Helmet Reminder:
    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, and wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticket if not wearing a helmet.


    Words Alive:
    Congratulations to JaNyah for knowing the answer to our questions.  Here is this week’s question:
    Which word contains a suffix that means “having the greatest amount of?”
    a.    Prettiest
    b.    Powerful
    c.    Spicy
    d.    Loved


    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form, and put it in the bucket.


    Good Luck!


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, May 1, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Join us Virtually for the Kenmore Spirit Day On-Line Auction!


    With over 50 items to choose from there is something for everyone...   


    Whether it's tickets to The State Theatre, a Wine Tasting and Concert Under the Stars, a Gift Card to Elevation Burger or VIP Passes to the 8th Grade Promotion you will not want to miss your opportunity to bid on the hottest items first!


    Auction will go through Monday May 18th until 11pm!
    Browse now and mark your calendars for the final countdown to outbid the competition for your favorite items! All proceeds go to the Kenmore PTA to help fund rich hands-on learning experiences for all students at Kenmore. Start bidding now at www.32auctions.com/Kenmore

    Kenmore Wins People Choice Award for Rain Barrel:


    Congratulations to Kenmore Middle School as your school’s entry in Operation Rain Barrel was judged the “People’s Choice” winner! The Kenmore rain barrel was received the most votes at Go Gaga for Green last Saturday evening! It is an amazing, thoughtful work of art and we are so happy for you, your school, students and families! As our “People’s Choice” winner, your school will receive a $100.00 donation from our Operation Rain Barrel Prize Sponsor, Water Management, Inc.


    We are so happy to have Water Management, Inc. as the prize sponsor.  They have supported the Rain Barrel project since 2012. They are so supportive and generous!


    Bike Helmet Reminder:


    Bike riders are reminded that they are required to wear a helmet.  Helmets are important safety item and have made a huge difference in bike accidents.  Take the time, arrive alive, wear your helmet, please!  Young riders may be stopped and ticket if not wearing a helmet.


    FACS Food Drive and Fundraisers:

    FACS Food Drive for AFAC this week, Friday, April 27 - Monday, May 1st.  Bring non-perishable food items to drop off in the AFAC collection boxes.  Thanks for your support!


    FACS Students are selling bags of popcorn ($1.00) each day this week to "spark the spirit" for our annual fundraiser for Wednesday's Child:  

    Today,Friday, May 1st, the 8th grade Life Management students will host a BBQ and outdoor movie, Annie. Tickets are $8.00 - see any Life Management student or Ms. Coyle to purchase a ticket.

    Kenmore Spirit Day:


    Only ONE WEEK until Kenmore Spirit Day! Go on-line TODAY to purchase your Early Bird Tickets at www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta OR send in a check made payable to Kenmore PTA and save $5 off the door price admission an receive FREE Raffle Tickets (*Current pricing on-line reflects the discounted price).

    Can't join us? Please make a "No Sweat" donation or go to our on-line auction to help raise funds to meet our goal of $10,000. This is our biggest FUNdraiser of the year and we are counting on your support! Every little bit counts.  Details can be found on the Kenmore website or in flyers mailed home last week.


    Teacher Appreciation Week Raffle:


    Next week is Teacher Appreciation week "show the love" for your favorite Teachers and Staff by earning chances for them to WIN BIG. At only $1 a ticket you can earn chances for your favorite Teacher to win an overnight getaway, a wine tasting and concert under the stars, an "around town" gift card basket or Brunch followed by a trip to the West Loudoun County Studio Arts Tour.

    Don't wait! Buy your tickets today! Simply go on-line to www.squareup/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta or send in a check made payable to the Kenmore PTA. Tickets will be automatically added to the raffle on your behalf. OR come to Kenmore Spirit Day purchase tickets and add them to the raffle yourself! Drawing to be held in school on Tuesday May 12th. Details on the Kenmore website and in flyers mailed home last week.

    Please use the following link to access the sign-up genius for Teacher's Appreciation:
    www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B49A8AB2FA02-teacher1

    STEAM Power:


    Do you need something to do this summer?  Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math?  The Career Center is offering STEAM courses this summer.  You can try classes such as animal science, design challenges, and cosmetology.  Pick up a catalogue from Ms. Weber in room 194 and see which classes might be for you.


    Attention 7th Graders:


    Applications for the EIP program are due to Ms. Stockton by May 6th.  If you need grades, SOL scores, or help with your essays, please see her in room 394.

    Good Luck to the KMS Music Department:

    Good luck to the KMS Music Department as they travel to Hershey Park for a regional music showcase and competition.  GO COUGARS!

    Thanks for Reaching Higher:

    Thanks for all students and staff members who participated in Reaching Higher by wearing college shirts to promote pursing college degrees!


    Words Alive:
    Congratulations to Sabrina Pardo for knowing the answer to last week’s question.  Remember to come to the library to pick up your prize.

    Here is this week’s question:
    Which word is an antonym for distract:
    1.    Worry
    2.    Focus
    3.    Inspire
    4.    Follow
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form, and put it in the bucket.  Good luck!


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, April 29, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    SOL Tests:


    Attention Kenmore Parents/Guardians!


    The Spring 2015 Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments will begin May 18th and continue through June 11th. 2015Sol_CalendarThe schedule is below (and attached as a pdf) and shows you when your child’s team will take their tests. It is very important that we have 100% participation--your support in helping us meet that goal is appreciated! This year, we are being given the opportunity to have students who fail their SOLs take an expedited retake. A letter will be forthcoming with more information about expedited retakes.


    Please encourage your child to participate in any review sessions their teachers offer, to do their best the day of the tests, to get a good night’s sleep on the nights before, and to eat a hearty breakfast and lunch day of the tests. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Stockton, Kenmore Testing Coordinator, at 703-228-6800 or via email at leslie.stockton@apsva.us.


    Atención Padres de Familia o Representantes:


     Las Evaluaciones Estándares  de Aprendizaje de Primavera 2015 (SOL) comenzarán el 18 de mayo y continuarán hasta el 11 de junio. El horario adjunto indica cuando el equipo de su hijo (a) tendrán sus pruebas. Es muy importante que tengamos una participación del 100 por ciento, desde ya queremos agradecerles por su apoyo en ayudarnos a cumplir éste objetivo  Este año, se nos está dando la oportunidad de que los estudiantes que no logran aprobar sus SOLs pueden volver a tomar los exámenes. Por favor vea la carta adjunta para más información.

    Por favor anime a su hijo a participar en las sesiones de revisión que ofrecen los maestros, con el fin de que éstas evaluaciones tengan buenos resultados, es importante que duerman bien la noche anterior al dia de los exámenes y también  tener un buen desayuno  y almuerzo el día de las prueba. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con Leslie Stockton, Coordinador de Pruebas Kenmore, al 703-228-6800 o por correo electrónico a leslie.stockton@apsva.us.
       
         
     
    FACS Food Drive and Fundraisers:

    FACS Food Drive for AFAC this week, Friday, April 27 - Monday, May 1st.  Bring non-perishable food items to drop off in the AFAC collection boxes.  Thanks for your support!


    FACS Students are selling bags of popcorn ($1.00) each day this week to "spark the spirit" for our annual fundraiser for Wednesday's Child:  
    On Friday, May 1st, the 8th grade Life Management students will host a BBQ and outdoor movie, Annie II. Tickets are $8.00 - see any Life Management student or Ms. Coyle to purchase a ticket.

    Kenmore Spirit Day:


    Only TWO MORE WEEKS until Kenmore Spirit Day! Go on-line TODAY to purchase your Early Bird Tickets at www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta OR send in a check made payable to Kenmore PTA and save $5 off the door price admission an receive FREE Raffle Tickets (*Current pricing on-line reflects the discounted price).

    Can't join us? Please make a "No Sweat" donation or go to our on-line auction to help raise funds to meet our goal of $10,000. This is our biggest FUNdraiser of the year and we are counting on your support! Every little bit counts.  Details can be found on the Kenmore website or in flyers mailed home last week.


    Teacher Appreciation Week Raffle
    :


    Next week is Teacher Appreciation week "show the love" for your favorite Teachers and Staff by earning chances for them to WIN BIG. At only $1 a ticket you can earn chances for your favorite Teacher to win an overnight getaway, a wine tasting and concert under the stars, an "around town" gift card basket or Brunch followed by a trip to the West Loudoun County Studio Arts Tour.

    Don't wait! Buy your tickets today! Simply go on-line to www.squareup/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta or send in a check made payable to the Kenmore PTA. Tickets will be automatically added to the raffle on your behalf. OR come to Kenmore Spirit Day purchase tickets and add them to the raffle yourself! Drawing to be held in school on Tuesday May 12th. Details on the Kenmore website and in flyers mailed home last week.

    Please use the following link to access the sign-up genius for Teacher's Appreciation:
    www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B49A8AB2FA02-teacher1


    STEAM Power:


    Do you need something to do this summer?  Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math?  The Career Center is offering STEAM courses this summer.  You can try classes such as animal science, design challenges, and cosmetology.  Pick up a catalogue from Ms. Weber in room 194 and see which classes might be for you.


    Attention 7th Graders:


    Applications for the EIP program are due to Ms. Stockton by May 6th.  If you need grades, SOL scores, or help with your essays, please see her in room 394.


    Words Alive:


    Congratulations to Sabrina Pardo for knowing the answer to last week’s question.  Remember to come to the library to pick up your prize.
    Here is this week’s question:
    Which word is an antonym for distract:
    1.    Worry
    2.    Focus
    3.    Inspire
    4.    Follow

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, April 27, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Monday Morning Message in a Minute:

    Now, here’s Neeka with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute.  Dr. Word had to make a stop on the way in this morning.  He will be here soon. Soooooooooo...


    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.
    As of today we a have 6 weeks (31 days) left in the 4th marking period.  Let’s make each day count.


    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is about: Eating A healthy Breakfast.


    Did you know that Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits.


    Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.


    Very soon Kenmore is going to add to our breakfast options a get and go breakfast.  These prepackage breakfast meals will be in zip lock bags that you can take with you if you are running late and they will be nutritious and tasty.


    That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.


    Kenmore Spirit Day:

    Only TWO MORE WEEKS until Kenmore Spirit Day! Go on-line TODAY to purchase your Early Bird Tickets at www.squareup.com/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta OR send in a check made payable to Kenmore PTA and save $5 off the door price admission an receive FREE Raffle Tickets (*Current pricing on-line reflects the discounted price).

    Can't join us? Please make a "No Sweat" donation or go to our on-line auction to help raise funds to meet our goal of $10,000. This is our biggest FUNdraiser of the year and we are counting on your support! Every little bit counts.  Details can be found on the Kenmore website or in flyers mailed home last week.

    Teacher Appreciation Week Raffle:
    Next week is Teacher Appreciation week "show the love" for your favorite Teachers and Staff by earning chances for them to WIN BIG. At only $1 a ticket you can earn chances for your favorite Teacher to win an overnight getaway, a wine tasting and concert under the stars, an "around town" gift card basket or Brunch followed by a trip to the West Loudoun County Studio Arts Tour.

    Don't wait! Buy your tickets today! Simply go on-line to www.squareup/market/kenmore-middle-school-pta or send in a check made payable to the Kenmore PTA. Tickets will be automatically added to the raffle on your behalf. OR come to Kenmore Spirit Day purchase tickets and add them to the raffle yourself! Drawing to be held in school on Tuesday May 12th. Details on the Kenmore website and in flyers mailed home last week.


    Sign-up genius link for Teacher's Appreciation:
    www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B49A8AB2FA02-teacher1

    STEAM Power:
    Do you need something to do this summer?  Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math?  The Career Center is offering STEAM courses this summer.  You can try classes such as animal science, design challenges, and cosmetology.  Pick up a catalogue from Ms. Weber in room 194 and see which classes might be for you.


    Attention 7th Graders:


    Applications for the EIP program are due to Ms. Stockton by May 6th.  If you need grades, SOL scores, or help with your essays, please see her in room 394.


    Concert and Symphonic Band Students:


    All Concert and Symphonic Band Students will have an after school rehearsal from 2:35-4:15 PM in preparation for the upcoming Hershey Park Festival and Spring Concert Performances.  All Band Students should plan on attending this rehearsal.  Thank you—Mr. Fisher.

    Best Buddies:


    Best Buddies is this Thursday, April 30th in room 90/91 from 2:30-4:15.


    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Faculty Basketball FUN Raiser:


    We bet you thought March Madness was over, but it isn’t!  In fact, one of the most interesting games of the year is scheduled for Friday, April 24th at 7 PM as the Kenmore Faculty and Staff take on the Gunston Staff.  Come out and see who can really dunk.  Watch as you are entertained by the fast pace and high scoring of the teams.  You don’t want to miss this event!  Tickets are $5.00 and go on sale Tuesday during the three lunch periods.  Let’s Go Cougars!


    Music Man:

    The 6th grade ShowTime class will be presenting the Music Man, Jr. tonight, Friday April  17th  at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is by donation.


    KENMORE SPIRIT DAY
    Saturday May 9th, 10am-3pm we will be hosting Kenmore's biggest FUNdraiser of the year! There are tons of ways to participate and join in the fun! From Dunk Tanks to Demolition Ball, Bungee Jumping, Door Prizes, Raffle Baskets, Prizes and More! Listen to the sounds of Kenmore's Jazz Band, DANCE to your favorite DJ tunes, do a ZUMBA work-out, PAINT custom sunglasses with Spin art, text wild and wacky photo's to your friends from the PHOTO booth, PLAY in the Ultimate Games Challenge with Teachers & Staff to win the Kenmore Cougar Cup or KICK your way into the Kenmore Futbol Soccer Tournament. JUGGLE with Arlington Soccer Association for fun giveaways and more! We hope you can join us for lots of food, fun and surprises with enough fun for the whole family! Admission passes available on-line by April 24th.

    Can't join us for Spirit Day? You can still help raise funds to meet our goal! Teachers use PTA funds to provide rich hands-on learning experiences for our children every year. Next week we launch the Kenmore Spirit Day On-Line Auction with over 50 items to bid on. Or simply make a "No Sweat" donation on-line or write a check to the Kenmore PTA. Details to follow next week. We thank you for your support!


    Important Dates:
    Saturday May 9, 2015 “Sprit Day” for the entire school community
    Friday, April 16th & 17th, 2015 Music Man Jr. 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 17, 2015 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Assembly for 6th Grade (ShowTime Production)
    Friday, June 5, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Theme:  What’s Your Story?
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Activity Day
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8th Grade Promotion
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of School

    Poem in Your Pocket—Friday, 4/24


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Faculty Basketball FUN Raiser:


    We bet you thought March Madness was over, but it isn’t!  In fact, one of the most interesting games of the year is scheduled for Friday, April 24th at 7 PM as the Kenmore Faculty and Staff take on the Gunston Staff.  Come out and see who can really dunk.  Watch as you are entertained by the fast pace and high scoring of the teams.  You don’t want to miss this event!  Tickets are $5.00 and go on sale Tuesday during the three lunch periods.  Let’s Go Cougars!


    Washington-Lee HS Meet the Coach Night Tonight at WL:

    Attention Future Generals:
    Rising 9th graders and 8th graders in the W-L attendance zone, you and your  parents are invited to join W-L staff at W-L on April 15 at 7:00 pm to meet the coaches and hear about being an athlete at W-L.
    8th graders can try out for Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball, and Crew.
     
    Attention 6th Grade Rain Barrel Painters:


    We are in the final stages of finishing up our rain barrels.  The painting studio will be open for painting during lunch this week.  Please see your science teacher for a pass.  The barrels look great, let’s make them look fantastic in these final days.  Again, all rain barrel painters please come during lunch this week to help finish our barrels!  Cougar PRIDE—this is the last push!


    Music Man:


    The 6th grade ShowTime class will be presenting the Music Man, Jr. on Thursday and Friday (April 16 and 17) at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is by donation.


    KMS Spirit Week:

    •    SCA Spirit Week April 13-17

    Thursday Sports Jersey/Family Heritage

    Friday Pajama Day

    Important Dates:

    Thursday, and Friday, April 16th & 17th, 2015 Music Man Jr. 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 17, 2015 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Assembly for 6th Grade (ShowTime Production)

    Poem in Your Pocket—Friday, 4/24

    Saturday May 9, 2015 “Sprit Day” for the entire school community


    Friday, June 5, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Theme:  What’s Your Story?
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Activity Day
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8th Grade Promotion
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 The Last day of School


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Yesterday’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute:


    As of today we a have 8 weeks (42 days) left in the 4th marking period.  Let’s make each day count.
    Yesterday’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is about: Desire, Determination and Discipline as keys to success.
    Desire is that strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. If you want something then you have the desire.  However, just because you want it does not mean you are going to get it.  You have to be determined.  Being determined is simply not giving up. No matter how hard things get, or how badly you want to just give up, you keep on going--that means you put together a plan and stick to your plan.  Next, you have to be disciplined.  That means being attentive to doing what you said you wanted.  So desire, determination and discipline are keys to success. That’s your Monday Morning Message in a Minute.


    Today’s Track Meet is Canceled:


    We hope to reschedule it for tomorrow at Swanson, but due to today’s wet field conditions the meet is canceled.


    Report Cards Go Home Tomorrow:


    Report Cards will be sent home Wednesday, 4/15/15.


    Faculty Basketball FUN Raiser:


    We bet you thought March Madness was over, but it isn’t!  In fact, one of the most interesting games of the year is scheduled for Friday, April 24th at 7 PM as the Kenmore Faculty and Staff take on the Gunston Staff.  Come out and see who can really dunk.  Watch as you are entertained by the fast pace and high scoring of the teams.  You don’t want to miss this event!  Tickets are $5.00 and go on sale Tuesday during the three lunch periods.  Let’s Go Cougars!


    Attention 6th Grade Rain Barrel Painters:


    We are in the final stages of finishing up our rain barrels.  The painting studio will be open for painting during lunch this week.  Please see your science teacher for a pass.  The barrels look great, let’s make them look fantastic in these final days.  Again, all rain barrel painters please come during lunch this week to help finish our barrels!  Cougar PRIDE—this is the last push!


    Music Man:
    The 6th grade ShowTime class will be presenting the Music Man, Jr. on Thursday and Friday (April 16 and 17) at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is by donation.


    KMS Spirit Week:
    CORRECTOIN—Tomorrow, 4/15/15 is Grade-Level Color Day
    •    SCA Spirit Week April 13-17

    Wednesday Grade-level color Day
    6th Grade Gold/Yellow
    7th Grade Green
    8th Grade Black

    Thursday Sports/Heritage

    Friday Pajama Day

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, April 13, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Music Man:
    The 6th grade ShowTime class will be presenting the Music Man, Jr. on Thursday and Friday (April 16 and 17) at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is by donation.


    KMS Spirit Week:

    •    SCA Spirit Week April 13-17
    Monday Mismatch day
    Tuesday Twin Day
    Wednesday Sports/Heritage
    Thursday Graded color Day
    6th Grade Gold/Yellow
    7th Grade Green
    8th Grade Black
    Friday Pajama Day


    SCA Cookie sale afterschool Wed-Friday during Spirit Week


    Taiko Drum Club:

    The Taiko Drum Club will NOT meet after school today.  See you next week.


    Kenmore Rain Barrels:

    About 35 Kenmore 6th graders have been helping to design and paint two rain barrels.  One of these rain barrels will be auctioned off at the Go Gaga for Green program at George Mason University on April 25 from 5-8 p.m.  The second rain barrel will be included in the soon to be announced Kenmore on-line auction.
     
    Admission to Go Gaga for Green is FREE to APS families/staff BUT requires advance registration for tickets. Please reserve your space using this Eventbrite link .  For more information about the event see below:
     
    Go Gaga for Green to be Held April 25
    Event Features Operation Rain Barrel
    Go Gaga for Green is a family-friendly, community-wide gathering, benefit and silent auction sponsored George Mason University by to celebrate Earth Day.
    http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=29702


    VJAS Writers:
    Attention VJAS Writers—The first results of this year’s VJAS Symposium are in.  If you submitted a paper in the areas of Animal and Human Science, Ecology, and Earth Science, or Engineering and Mathematics, please check the invitation list outside Ms. Weber’s room (194).


    Have a great day!


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, April 10, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    DC United Game:
    Reminder—if you are going to the DC United Game tomorrow, please arrive at Kenmore by 5:00 PM.


    Kenmore Kid Wind:


    The Kenmore Middle School Kid Wind Team takes second place in the Kid Wind regional competition that was held yesterday at George Mason University.


    Eighth Grade Students Caliyah Riley, Winnie Brent, and Cate Hogan competed in an event for advanced students and built an entire windmill using only 3D printer parts and recycled materials.  They generated over 16 joules of energy and came in second out of two divisions of teams.  Way to go Cougars!  Leading the future in clean energy!


    Wyldlife Club:
    Wyldlife Club will meet this afternoon in the Blackbox.


    5th Grade Orientations:
    Thank you to all KMS Faculty & Staff as well as KMS Students who welcomed our 5th Grader guests this week.  Thanks for a great orientation and introduction to our school.


    KMS Spirit Week:
    •    SCA Spirit Week April 13-17
    Monday Mismatch day
    Tuesday Twin Day
    Wednesday Sports/Heritage
    Thursday Graded color Day
    6th Grade Gold/Yellow
    7th Grade Green
    8th Grade Black
    Friday Pajama Day
    Award Spirit Day coupons to participating student
    SCA Cookie sale afterschool Wed-Friday during Spirit Week


    VJAS Writers:
    Attention VJAS Writers—The first results of this year’s VJAS Symposium are in.  If you submitted a paper in the areas of Animal and Human Science, Ecology, and Earth Science, or Engineering and Mathematics, please check the invitation list outside Ms. Weber’s room (194).


    Ultimate Frisbee:
    NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE


    Attention Ultimate Frisbee Players—


    Don’t forget we will be holding practice this Friday from 2:30-4:15.  Meet outside of the gym on the cement risers dressed to play.  In addition, our first game will take place on Sunday, April 12th at the Kenmore soccer field from 2-4 PM.  
    Remember—it is not too late to join the team, and all beginners are welcome.  For more information, see Ms. Juengst in Room 381.
    See you on Friday after school.


    Kenmore Spirit Day:
    Mark your calendars for our first Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday, May 9th from 10am- 3pm.  There will be bungee jumping, a Velcro wall, demolition ball, climbing walls, a dunk tank, and so much more!  This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will be our largest PTA sponsored event this year to support teachers and fund programs used to enhance students’ learning experiences.  It promises to be an action-packed day with fun for the whole family!  Watch for opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird discounts.  Details to be announced following Spring Break!  Someone will be dunked in the dunk tank, and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile.  Can you guess who?


    Words Alive:
    Due to the library being closed for SOL’s before break, we don’t have a winner for this question yet.
    The question is—
    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1.    Eliminated
    2.    Desired
    3.    Donated
    4.    Appointed

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    5th Grade Orientations:


    Thank you to all KMS Faculty & Staff as well as KMS Students who welcomed our 5th Grader guests today.  Thanks for a great orientation and we will see the second half of the class of 2022 tomorrow for another great introduction to our school.


    Kid Wind and Earth Force!

    Good luck to the students participating in Kid Wind and also in Earth Force!  Thanks for showing Cougar Pride!


    KMS Spirit Week:


    •    SCA Spirit Week April 13-17
    Monday Mismatch day
    Tuesday Twin Day
    Wednesday Sports/Heritage
    Thursday Graded color Day
    6th Grade Gold/Yellow
    7th Grade Green
    8th Grade Black
    Friday Pajama Day


    Award Spirit Day coupons to participating student
    SCA Cookie sale afterschool Wed-Friday during Spirit Week


    VJAS Writers:


    Attention VJAS Writers—The first results of this year’s VJAS Symposium are in.  If you submitted a paper in the areas of Animal and Human Science, Ecology, and Earth Science, or Engineering and Mathematics, please check the invitation list outside Ms. Weber’s room (194).


    Ultimate Frisbee:


    Attention Ultimate Frisbee Players—


    Don’t forget we will be holding practice this Friday from 2:30-4:15.  Meet outside of the gym on the cement risers dressed to play.  In addition, our first game will take place on Sunday, April 18th at the Kenmore soccer field from 2-4 PM.  
    Remember—it is not too late to join the team, and all beginners are welcome.  For more information, see Ms. Juengst in Room 381.
    See you on Friday after school.


    Kenmore Spirit Day:


    Mark your calendars for our first Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday, May 9th from 10am- 3pm.  There will be bungee jumping, a Velcro wall, demolition ball, climbing walls, a dunk tank, and so much more!  This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will be our largest PTA sponsored event this year to support teachers and fund programs used to enhance students’ learning experiences.  It promises to be an action-packed day with fun for the whole family!  Watch for opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird discounts.  Details to be announced following Spring Break!  Someone will be dunked in the dunk tank, and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile.  Can you guess who?


    Words Alive:


    Due to the library being closed for SOL’s before break, we don’t have a winner for this question yet.
    The question is—
    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1.    Eliminated
    2.    Desired
    3.    Donated
    4.    Appointed


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Athletic Recruiting Workshop:
    The Wakefield Athletic Program is sponsoring a workshop for 8th -12th grade student athletes and  parents who want to get  information on college sport recruiting . Come and get answers on questions like:

                   How can you get scholarship offers,
                   How  do I get recruited
                   How do I  get noticed.
                   Where do I get started.

    Get the answers and much more on:

    Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30pm , Wakefield H.S. Auditorium. Attendees will receive a free SAT?ACT Prep DVD valued at $200.

    KMS Spirit Week:
    •    SCA Spirit Week April 13-17
    Monday Mismatch day
    Tuesday Twin Day
    Wednesday Sports/Heritage
    Thursday Graded color Day
    6th Grade Gold/Yellow
    7th Grade Green
    8th Grade Black
    Friday Pajama Day
    Award Spirit Day coupons to participating student
    SCA Cookie sale afterschool Wed-Friday during Spirit Week

    VJAS Writers:
    Attention VJAS Writers—The first results of this year’s VJAS Symposium are in.  If you submitted a paper in the areas of Animal and Human Science, Ecology, and Earth Science, or Engineering and Mathematics, please check the invitation list outside Ms. Weber’s room (194).

    Ultimate Frisbee:
    Attention Ultimate Frisbee Players—

    Don’t forget we will be holding practice this Friday from 2:30-4:15.  Meet outside of the gym on the cement risers dressed to play.  In addition, our first game will take place on Sunday, April 18th at the Kenmore soccer field from 2-4 PM.  
    Remember—it is not too late to join the team, and all beginners are welcome.  For more information, see Ms. Juengst in Room 381.
    See you on Friday after school.


    Kenmore Spirit Day:
    Mark your calendars for our first Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday, May 9th from 10am- 3pm.  There will be bungee jumping, a Velcro wall, demolition ball, climbing walls, a dunk tank, and so much more!  This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will be our largest PTA sponsored event this year to support teachers and fund programs used to enhance students’ learning experiences.  It promises to be an action-packed day with fun for the whole family!  Watch for opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird discounts.  Details to be announced following Spring Break!  Someone will be dunked in the dunk tank, and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile.  Can you guess who?


    Words Alive:
    Due to the library being closed for SOL’s before break, we don’t have a winner for this question yet.
    The question is—
    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1.    Eliminated
    2.    Desired
    3.    Donated
    4.    Appointed

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

     

    Athletic Workshop:
     
    The Wakefield Athletic Program is sponsoring a workshop for 8th -12th grade student athletes and  parents who want to get  information on college sport recruiting . Come and get answers on questions like:
                   How can you get scholarship offers,
                   How  do I get recruited
                   How do I  get noticed.
                   Where do I get started.
    Get the answers  and much more on:
    Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30pm , Wakefield H.S. Auditorium. Attendees will receive a free SAT?ACT Prep DVD valued at $200.


     
    VJAS Writers:


    Attention VJAS Writers—The first results of this year’s VJAS Symposium are in.  If you submitted a paper in the areas of Animal and Human Science, Ecology, and Earth Science, or Engineering and Mathematics, please check the invitation list outside Ms. Weber’s room (194).


    Ultimate Frisbee:


    Attention Ultimate Frisbee Players—
    Don’t forget we will be holding practice this Friday from 2:30-4:15.  Meet outside of the gym on the cement risers dressed to play.  In addition, our first game will take place on Sunday, April 18th at the Kenmore soccer field from 2-4 PM.  
    Remember—it is not too late to join the team, and all beginners are welcome.  For more information, see Ms. Juengst in Room 381.
    See you on Friday after school.


    Phoenix Bike Club:


    The Phoenix Bike Club will not meet today.


    Words Alive:


    Due to the library being closed for SOL’s before break, we don’t have a winner for this question yet.

    The question is—


    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1.    Eliminated
    2.    Desired
    3.    Donated
    4.    Appointed

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, March 27, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    Late Buses Canceled:


    Please be advised that we will not have any Late Buses today, Friday, March 27, 2015.  Students should make arrangements to go home at dismissal and enjoy the start to their break.  


    Scholastic Writing Award Winner!


    Congratulations Neeka Samimi for a Silver Key Scholastic Writing Award as well as an Honorable Mention.  Great Work!


    Congratulations KMS Students of the Month:


    Today during the Principals’ Forum KMS Students of the Month were recognized.  Great work showing Cougar PRIDE!  Check out the photo on our Twitter feed.  The school is very proud of these students and their efforts along with all Kenmore students who work hard every day to do their very best at school and in the community.


    During the Forum students also viewed a student-created presentation on Instagram and the dangers of cyberbulling.  La Voz winner and SCA President Samantha Rios shared her experience on Telemundo.  Students heard about Sprit Week-which will be in April and will have different activities each day.  Spirit week will build to KMS Spirit Day—which will be an afternoon fun festival for the school on Saturday, May 9th.  During Spirit Week students will earn coupons that they can use for admission to the Spirit Day festival.


    Students were also reminded to be safe during Spring Break and to come back rested and refreshed for a fantastic fourth quarter.  Students return to school on Tuesday, April 7th.


    DC United FUN Raiser:


    This is it!


    The deadline for the DC United ticket sales is TODAY, 3/27 at 3:00 PM.


    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $18 with a portion going back to the PTA. To order tickets, fill out the attached form and return to the school by March 27th. 18 lucky Kenmore students will be able to greet the players in the High Five Tunnel as the players walk onto the field for an additional $10.


    Orders must be submitted TODAY, March 27. We cannot accept late orders because the following week is spring break.  Any orders received after 3:00pm on Friday will not be processed!

    Teachers—please turn in the students' orders by Friday by 3:00 PM.  Thanks for your support!


    Kenmore Spirit Day:


    Mark your calendars for our first Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday, May 9th from 10am- 3pm.  There will be bungee jumping, a Velcro wall, demolition ball, climbing walls, a dunk tank, and so much more!  This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will be our largest PTA sponsored event this year to support teachers and fund programs used to enhance students’ learning experiences.  It promises to be an action-packed day with fun for the whole family!  Watch for opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird discounts.  Details to be announced following Spring Break!  Someone will be dunked in the dunk tank, and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile.  Can you guess who?


    Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars:


    Ms. Stockton invites you to come during EXCEL to work on your application.  Many of you have already made HUGE progress, but the deadline will catch up to us sooner than you think.  Please come up to room 394 any day you’d like to continue your work.  I’m so proud of you!  -from Ms. Stockton


    Words Alive:

    Congratulations to Maura Barrera for knowing the answer to last week’s question which was distract.  Come to the library to pick up your prize.

    Here is this week’s question

    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1.    Eliminated
    2.    Desired
    3.    Donated
    4.    Appointed
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form and put it in the bucket.  Good Luck!

    Important Dates:

    Saturday, March 28, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting
    Monday, March 30- Friday, April 3, 2015 Spring Break
    Monday, April 6, 2015 Teacher Grade Prep Day – No students

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Thurssday, March 26, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    7th Grade Reality Store-
    The Reality Store we had scheduled for 7th Grade Fliers students in February that was snowed out has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 26.  We are once again looking for parent volunteers.  Please use this link to sign up.  
    Thank you
    DC United FUN Raiser:
    The deadline for the DC United ticket sales is Friday, 3/27 at 3:00 PM. 
    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $18 with a portion going back to the PTA. To order tickets, fill out the attached form and return to the school by March 27th. 18 lucky Kenmore students will be able to greet the players in the High Five Tunnel as the players walk onto the field for an additional $10.
    Orders must be submitted by Friday, March 27. We cannot accept late orders because the following week is spring break.  Any orders received after 3:00pm on Friday will not be processed!
    Teachers—please turn in the students' orders by Friday by 3:00 PM.  Thanks for your support!
    Kenmore Spirit Day:
    Mark your calendars for our first Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday, May 9th from 10am- 3pm.  There will be bungee jumping, a Velcro wall, demolition ball, climbing walls, a dunk tank, and so much more!  This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will be our largest PTA sponsored event this year to support teachers and fund programs used to enhance students’ learning experiences.  It promises to be an action-packed day with fun for the whole family!  Watch for opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird discounts.  Details to be announced following Spring Break!  Someone will be dunked in the dunk tank, and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile.  Can you guess who?
     
    Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars:
    Ms. Stockton invites you to come during EXCEL to work on your application.  Many of you have already made HUGE progress, but the deadline will catch up to us sooner than you think.  Please come up to room 394 any day you’d like to continue your work.  I’m so proud of you!  -from Ms. Stockton
     
    Words Alive:
    Congratulations to Maura Barrera for knowing the answer to last week’s question which was distract.  Come to the library to pick up your prize.
    Here is this week’s question
    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1. Eliminated
    2. Desired
    3. Donated
    4. Appointed
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form and put it in the bucket.  Good Luck!
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting
    Monday, March 30- Friday, April 3, 2015 Spring Break
    Monday, April 6, 2015 Teacher Grade Prep Day – No students
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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    7th Grade Parents-
    The Reality Store we had scheduled for 7th Grade Fliers students in February that was snowed out has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 26.  We are once again looking for parent volunteers.  Please use this link to sign up.  
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0849a5af2ea4f85-fliers


    Thank you!


    DC United FUN Raiser:
    The deadline for the DC United ticket sales is Friday, 3/27 at 3:00 PM.
    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $18 with a portion going back to the PTA. To order tickets, fill out the attached form and return to the school by March 27th. 18 lucky Kenmore students will be able to greet the players in the High Five Tunnel as the players walk onto the field for an additional $10.
    Orders must be submitted by Friday, March 27. We cannot accept late orders because the following week is spring break.  Any orders received after 3:00pm on Friday will not be processed!

    Teachers—please turn in the students' orders by Friday by 3:00 PM.  Thanks for your support!


    Kenmore Sprit Day:
    Mark your calendars for our first Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday, May 9th from 10am- 3pm.  There will be bungee jumping, a Velcro wall, demolition ball, climbing walls, a dunk tank, and so much more!  This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will be our largets PTA sponsored event this year to support teachers and fund programs used to enhance students’ learning experiences.  It promises to be an action-packed day with fun for the whole family!  Watch for opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird discounts.  Details to be announced following Spring Break!  Someone will be dunked in the dunk tank, and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile.  Can you guess who?


    Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars:

    Ms. Stockton invites you to come during EXCEL to work on your application.  Many of you have already made HUGE progress, but the deadline will catch up to us sooner than you think.  Please come up to room 394 any day you’d like to continue your work.  I’m so proud of you!  -from Ms. Stockton

    Words Alive:

    Congratulations to Maura Barrera for knowing the answer to last week’s question which was distract.  Come to the library to pick up your prize.

    Here is this week’s question

    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1.    Eliminated
    2.    Desired
    3.    Donated
    4.    Appointed
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form and put it in the bucket.  Good Luck!


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  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Kenmore Spirit Day!

    Mark your calendars for our first Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday, May 9th from
    10am-3pm.
    There will be bungee jumping, a velcro wall, demolition ball, climbing walls,
    a dunk tank and so much more! This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will
    be our largest PTA sponsored event this year to support teachers fund programs used to
    enhance students learning experiences. It promises to be an action packed day with fun
    enough for the whole family! Watch for opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird
    discounts. Details to be announced following Spring Break! Someone will be dunked in the
    dunk tank and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile... Can you guess who?


    30th Annual Pyramid Jazz Festival:


    The 30th Annual Pyramid Jazz Festival will be at Washington-Lee High School on Tuesday at 7 PM.  Come out and enjoy some good toe-tapping music.


    The performing ensemble will include our own Kenmore Jazz Ensemble, as well as Gunston, Swanson, Williamsburg, HB-Woodlawn, Wakefield, Yorktown, and Washington-Lee Jazz Bands.  It’s going to be a fun night!


    Phoenix Bike Club:


    It’s Tuesday!  So Phoenix Bike Club will meet in room 90-91 directly after school.  See you there!


    Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars:

    Ms. Stockton invites you to come during EXCEL to work on your application.  Many of you have already made HUGE progress, but the deadline will catch up to us sooner than you think.  Please come up to room 394 any day you’d like to continue your work.  I’m so proud of you!  -from Ms. Stockton


    8th Grade SOL Writing Test:


    Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th grade students!


    The Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment will be given on Tuesday March 24 (multiple choice) and Wednesday March 25 (short paper). It is very important that we have 100% participation--your support in helping us meet that goal is appreciated!
    Please encourage your child to participate in any practice sessions their teachers offer, to do their best the day of the tests, to get a good night’s sleep on the nights before, and to eat a hearty breakfast and lunch day of the tests. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Stockton, Kenmore Testing Coordinator, at 703-228-6800 or via email at leslie.stockton@apsva.us.


    Atención Padres o Representantes de estudiantes de 8º grado !   Las evaluaciones estándares de Aprendizaje (SOL ) se llevaran a cabo el dia Martes 24 de marzo ( opción múltiple ) y el miércoles 25 de marzo ( documento breve ) . Es muy importante contar con la participacion del 100 %. El  apoyo de ustedes en ayudarnos a cumplir esta meta es de gran importancia y muy apreciada!   Por favor anime a su hijo a participar en las sesiones de práctica que ofrecen los maestros de nuestra escuela con el fin de ayudar a nuestros alumnos a prepararse mejor, es importante que sus hijos duerman temprano las noches antes de los examenes, tambien es importante que tengan un buen desayunol y almuerzo el día de las pruebas. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con Leslie Stockton , Coordinador de Pruebas Kenmore , al 703-228-6800 o por correo electrónico a leslie.stockton@apsva.us .


    DC United FUN Raiser:
    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $18 with a portion going back to the PTA. To order tickets, fill out the attached form and return to the school by March 27th. 18 lucky Kenmore students will be able to greet the players in the High Five Tunnel as the players walk onto the field for an additional $10.


    Words Alive:

    Congratulations to Maura Barrera for knowing the answer to last week’s question which was distract.  Come to the library to pick up your prize.

    Here is this week’s question

    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1.    Eliminated
    2.    Desired
    3.    Donated
    4.    Appointed
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form and put it in the bucket.  Good Luck!

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, March 23, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us
    Now, here’s our principal, Dr. Word with our Monday Morning Message in a Minute.  
     
    I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it.  Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it.  I must suffer if I lose it.  Give account if I abuse it.  Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.
    As of today we a have 1 week (5 days) left in the 3rd marking period.  Let’s make each day count.
     
    Today’s Monday Morning Message in a Minute is: Words of Encouragement
     
    What does the word encouragement mean?  It is the act of giving someone support, confidence, hope or courage.  It can be a way to cheer someone up or give them motivation.  Do you hear the word courage in the word encouragement?  Courage is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.  Have you ever been encouraged to work hard, participate in a sport, club or other activity?  Have you ever been encouraged to believe in yourself and your abilities?  Oftentimes, encouragement is the difference between success and failure.  To our 8th grade students who will begin the SOL writing test this week. I believe that you are ready.  I believe that you will do a great job.  I encourage you to write the best papers you have ever written.  To everyone, find someone today and every day and use your words to encourage them.  There is power in your words. 
     
    Kenmore on Telemundo:
     
    Big shout out to Samantha Rios for moving to the finals on La Voz Kids!  Check our Twitter feed for a highlight clip.
     
    30th Annual Pyramid Jazz Festival:
     
    The 30th Annual Pyramid Jazz Festival will be at Washington-Lee High School on Tuesday at 7 PM.  Come out and enjoy some good toe-tapping music.
     
    The performing ensemble will include our own Kenmore Jazz Ensemble, as well as Gunston, Swanson, Williamsburg, HB-Woodlawn, Wakefield, Yorktown, and Washington-Lee Jazz Bands.  It’s going to be a fun night!
     
    Taiko Drum Club:
     
    The Taiko Drum Club will practice in the auditorium today, directly after school.  See you there!
     
    Kenmore Spirit Day:
    Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday May 9th from 10am-3pm. 
    There will be bungee jumping, demolition ball, velcro walls, guitar hero's, dunk tanks and 
    more. This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will be the biggest source of revenue 
    for the PTA to support specialized programs and events teachers use to enhance students 
    learning experiences.
    An action packed day with over 20 wild and wacky races, games, raffles and prizes. A day of civilized 
    mayhem, where the lines between teachers, students and staff are blurred by saucy school spirit and 
    fun enough for the whole family. 
     
    Watch for upcoming opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird discounts between now and May. 
    Details on ticket sales, raffles, prizes and volunteer opportunities to follow! 
    Someone will be dunked in the dunk tank and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile and more … 
    Can you guess who it will be?
    Ultimate Frisbee Players:
     
    Spring Ultimate is here!  Practices begin Monday, March 23rd and are open to all students.  Meet outside the gym on the cement steps by 2:45.  Wear cleats if you have them and athletic clothes.  Bring a water bottle and a disc if you have it.  Practice runs until 4:15.  See Ms. Juengst in room 381 for more information.
     
    Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars:
     
    Ms. Stockton invites you to come during EXCEL to work on your application.  Many of you have already made HUGE progress, but the deadline will catch up to us sooner than you think.  Please come up to room 394 any day you’d like to continue your work.  I’m so proud of you!  -from Ms. Stockton
     
    8th Grade SOL Writing Test:
     
    Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th grade students!
    The Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment will be given on Tuesday March 24 (multiple choice) and Wednesday March 25 (short paper). It is very important that we have 100% participation--your support in helping us meet that goal is appreciated!
     
    Please encourage your child to participate in any practice sessions their teachers offer, to do their best the day of the tests, to get a good night’s sleep on the nights before, and to eat a hearty breakfast and lunch day of the tests. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Stockton, Kenmore Testing Coordinator, at 703-228-6800 or via email at leslie.stockton@apsva.us.
     
    Atención Padres o Representantes de estudiantes de 8º grado !   Las evaluaciones estándares de Aprendizaje (SOL ) se llevaran a cabo el dia Martes 24 de marzo ( opción múltiple ) y el miércoles 25 de marzo ( documento breve ) . Es muy importante contar con la participacion del 100 %. El  apoyo de ustedes en ayudarnos a cumplir esta meta es de gran importancia y muy apreciada!   Por favor anime a su hijo a participar en las sesiones de práctica que ofrecen los maestros de nuestra escuela con el fin de ayudar a nuestros alumnos a prepararse mejor, es importante que sus hijos duerman temprano las noches antes de los examenes, tambien es importante que tengan un buen desayunol y almuerzo el día de las pruebas. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con Leslie Stockton , Coordinador de Pruebas Kenmore , al 703-228-6800 o por correo electrónico a leslie.stockton@apsva.us .
    DC United FUN Raiser:
     
    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $18 with a portion going back to the PTA. To order tickets, fill out the attached form and return to the school by March 27th. 18 lucky Kenmore students will be able to greet the players in the High Five Tunnel as the players walk onto the field for an additional $10.
    Words Alive:
    Congratulations to Maura Barrera for knowing the answer to last week’s question which was distract.  Come to the library to pick up your prize.
    Here is this week’s question
    The word design comes from a Latin root meaning “choose or mark out.”  What does the word designated mean?
    1. Eliminated
    2. Desired
    3. Donated
    4. Appointed
     
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form and put it in the bucket.  Good Luck!
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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Friday, March 20, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Kenmore Spirit Day:

    Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual Kenmore Spirit Day Saturday May 9th from 10am-3pm.
    There will be bungee jumping, demolition ball, velcro walls, guitar hero's, dunk tanks and
    more. This FUNdraiser has replaced the silent auction and will be the biggest source of revenue
    for the PTA to support specialized programs and events teachers use to enhance students
    learning experiences.

    An action packed day with over 20 wild and wacky races, games, raffles and prizes. A day of civilized
    mayhem, where the lines between teachers, students and staff are blurred by saucy school spirit and
    fun enough for the whole family.
     
    Watch for upcoming opportunities to win free tickets and get early bird discounts between now and May.

    Details on ticket sales, raffles, prizes and volunteer opportunities to follow!

    Someone will be dunked in the dunk tank and someone will go home with a whip cream pie smile and more …

    Can you guess who it will be?

    Orchestra Students:

    Attention Orchestra Students—today is the last day to turn in payments for the Hershey Park Music Festival trip.  Bring payments to Dr. McCarthy as soon as possible.

    Attention Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Applicants:

    Ms. Stockton invites you to come during EXCEL to work on your application.  Many of you have already made HUGE progress but the deadline will catch up to us sooner than you think.  Please come to room 394 any day you’d like to continue your work.  I’m so proud of you!  --Ms. Stockton

    Bowen McCauley Performance:

    The Bowen McCauley Dance group will be performing today as part of an ongoing arts partnership with Kenmore.  This celebration of dance coincides with Arts in the Schools Month.

    Ultimate Frisbee Players:

    Spring Ultimate is here!  Practices begin Monday, March 23rd and are open to all students.  Meet outside the gym on the cement steps by 2:45.  Wear cleats if you have them and athletic clothes.  Bring a water bottle and a disc if you have it.  Practice runs until 4:15.  See Ms. Juengst in room 381 for more information.

    Attention Kenmore Students:

    March 21st is going to be a BUSY day for some of our Kenmore Cougars:

    •    EIP Prep students, please remember your Math and Science Power Aid session. Please bring your materials and lunch or money to buy lunch. Bus schedules have been sent home.
    •    Coalition ladies, you also have an event on Saturday. Information about the workshop has been sent home to you as well.
    •    And last but not least, our middle school Boys Conference is THIS Saturday! The bus will leave from Kenmore at 7:50am---be here by 7:45am to be on time. Breakfast and lunch will be served so all you need to bring in yourself and your spirit to fun and interest!

    See Ms. Stockton in room 394 for more information about any of these opportunities!

    8th Grade SOL Writing Test:

    Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th grade students!

    The Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment will be given on Tuesday March 24 (multiple choice) and Wednesday March 25 (short paper). It is very important that we have 100% participation--your support in helping us meet that goal is appreciated!
    Please encourage your child to participate in any practice sessions their teachers offer, to do their best the day of the tests, to get a good night’s sleep on the nights before, and to eat a hearty breakfast and lunch day of the tests. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Stockton, Kenmore Testing Coordinator, at 703-228-6800 or via email at leslie.stockton@apsva.us.

    Atención Padres o Representantes de estudiantes de 8º grado !   Las evaluaciones estándares de Aprendizaje (SOL ) se llevaran a cabo el dia Martes 24 de marzo ( opción múltiple ) y el miércoles 25 de marzo ( documento breve ) . Es muy importante contar con la participacion del 100 %. El  apoyo de ustedes en ayudarnos a cumplir esta meta es de gran importancia y muy apreciada!   Por favor anime a su hijo a participar en las sesiones de práctica que ofrecen los maestros de nuestra escuela con el fin de ayudar a nuestros alumnos a prepararse mejor, es importante que sus hijos duerman temprano las noches antes de los examenes, tambien es importante que tengan un buen desayunol y almuerzo el día de las pruebas. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con Leslie Stockton , Coordinador de Pruebas Kenmore , al 703-228-6800 o por correo electrónico a leslie.stockton@apsva.us .

    DC United FUN Raiser:
    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $18 with a portion going back to the PTA. To order tickets, fill out the attached form and return to the school by March 27th. 18 lucky Kenmore students will be able to greet the players in the High Five Tunnel as the players walk onto the field for an additional $10.

    Words Alive:

    Here is this week’s question

    Which word is an antonym for focus? (Remember—antonyms are words that mean the opposite—so what word listed below would mean the opposite of focus?)
    1.    Worry
    2.    Distract
    3.    Inspire
    4.    Follow


    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form and put it in the bucket.  Good Luck!
    Have a great weekend!

    Important Dates:
    Saturday, March 21, 2105 Color of Leadership Boys Conference
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Writing SOL’s
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Writing SOL’s
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 Hispanic Parent Meeting
    Monday, March 30- Friday, April 3, 2015 Spring Break

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us


    KMS Dance & Step Team:

    Good luck today to all KMS Dance & Step Team members as you represent us at the all-county Dance Showcase.  Thanks for showing Cougar PRIDE!

    KMS Wrestlers:

    Team meeting this morning in the gym.

    Attention Kenmore Students:

    March 21st is going to be a BUSY day for some of our Kenmore Cougars:

    •    EIP Prep students, please remember your Math and Science Power Aid session. Please bring your materials and lunch or money to buy lunch. Bus schedules have been sent home.

    •    Coalition ladies, you also have an event on Saturday. Information about the workshop has been sent home to you as well.

    •    And last but not least, our middle school Boys Conference is THIS Saturday! The bus will leave from Kenmore at 7:50am---be here by 7:45am to be on time. Breakfast and lunch will be served so all you need to bring in yourself and your spirit to fun and interest!

    See Ms. Stockton in room 394 for more information about any of these opportunities!

    8th Grade SOL Writing Test:

    Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th grade students!

    The Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment will be given on Tuesday March 24 (multiple choice) and Wednesday March 25 (short paper). It is very important that we have 100% participation--your support in helping us meet that goal is appreciated!
    Please encourage your child to participate in any practice sessions their teachers offer, to do their best the day of the tests, to get a good night’s sleep on the nights before, and to eat a hearty breakfast and lunch day of the tests. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Stockton, Kenmore Testing Coordinator, at 703-228-6800 or via email at leslie.stockton@apsva.us.


    Atención Padres o Representantes de estudiantes de 8º grado !   Las evaluaciones estándares de Aprendizaje (SOL ) se llevaran a cabo el dia Martes 24 de marzo ( opción múltiple ) y el miércoles 25 de marzo ( documento breve ) . Es muy importante contar con la participacion del 100 %. El  apoyo de ustedes en ayudarnos a cumplir esta meta es de gran importancia y muy apreciada!   Por favor anime a su hijo a participar en las sesiones de práctica que ofrecen los maestros de nuestra escuela con el fin de ayudar a nuestros alumnos a prepararse mejor, es importante que sus hijos duerman temprano las noches antes de los examenes, tambien es importante que tengan un buen desayunol y almuerzo el día de las pruebas. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con Leslie Stockton , Coordinador de Pruebas Kenmore , al 703-228-6800 o por correo electrónico a leslie.stockton@apsva.us .

    DC United FUN Raiser:

    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $18 with a portion going back to the PTA. To order tickets, fill out the attached form and return to the school by March 27th. 18 lucky Kenmore students will be able to greet the players in the High Five Tunnel as the players walk onto the field for an additional $10.

    Words Alive:

    Here is this week’s question

    Which word is an antonym for focus? (Remember—antonyms are words that mean the opposite—so what word listed below would mean the opposite of focus?)
    1.    Worry
    2.    Distract
    3.    Inspire
    4.    Follow
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form and put it in the bucket.  Good Luck!

    Have a great day!


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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    NYC Trip:

    Students going on the NYC Trip will meet today with Ms. Williams and Ms. Hunter during lunch.

    KMS Scholars:

    All Scholars planning to conduct community service garden work afterschool today should meet Dr. Word in the Atrium at Dismissal.

    Attention Kenmore Students:

    March 21st is going to be a BUSY day for some of our Kenmore Cougars:
    •    EIP Prep students, please remember your Math and Science Power Aid session. Please bring your materials and lunch or money to buy lunch. Bus schedules have been sent home.
    •    Coalition ladies, you also have an event on Saturday. Information about the workshop has been sent home to you as well.
    •    And last but not least, our middle school Boys Conference is THIS Saturday! The bus will leave from Kenmore at 7:50am---be here by 7:45am to be on time. Breakfast and lunch will be served so all you need to bring in yourself and your spirit to fun and interest!

    See Ms. Stockton in room 394 for more information about any of these opportunities!

    Girls on Track:

    Girls on Track will meet for practice TODAY, Tuesday, March 17th, at 2:30 in room 377 (Mrs. Keish’s room).

    8th Grade SOL Writing Test:
    Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th grade students!
    The Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment will be given on Tuesday March 24 (multiple choice) and Wednesday March 25 (short paper). It is very important that we have 100% participation--your support in helping us meet that goal is appreciated!
    Please encourage your child to participate in any practice sessions their teachers offer, to do their best the day of the tests, to get a good night’s sleep on the nights before, and to eat a hearty breakfast and lunch day of the tests. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Stockton, Kenmore Testing Coordinator, at 703-228-6800 or via email at leslie.stockton@apsva.us.

    Atención Padres o Representantes de estudiantes de 8º grado !   Las evaluaciones estándares de Aprendizaje (SOL ) se llevaran a cabo el dia Martes 24 de marzo ( opción múltiple ) y el miércoles 25 de marzo ( documento breve ) . Es muy importante contar con la participacion del 100 %. El  apoyo de ustedes en ayudarnos a cumplir esta meta es de gran importancia y muy apreciada!   Por favor anime a su hijo a participar en las sesiones de práctica que ofrecen los maestros de nuestra escuela con el fin de ayudar a nuestros alumnos a prepararse mejor, es importante que sus hijos duerman temprano las noches antes de los examenes, tambien es importante que tengan un buen desayunol y almuerzo el día de las pruebas. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con Leslie Stockton , Coordinador de Pruebas Kenmore , al 703-228-6800 o por correo electrónico a leslie.stockton@apsva.us .

    DC United FUN Raiser:
    Join your fellow classmates and teachers for an exciting night of soccer. Tickets are $18 with a portion going back to the PTA. To order tickets, fill out the attached form and return to the school by March 27th. 18 lucky Kenmore students will be able to greet the players in the High Five Tunnel as the players walk onto the field for an additional $10.

    Words Alive:

    Here is this week’s question

    Which word is an antonym for focus? (Remember—antonyms are words that mean the opposite—so what word listed below would mean the opposite of focus?)
    1.    Worry
    2.    Distract
    3.    Inspire
    4.    Follow
    Remember to enter, go to the library, fill out the entry form and put it in the bucket.  Good Luck!

    Have a great day!

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  • Kenmore Daily Announcements
    Monday, March 16, 2015
    Attendance Number and Email
    703-228-6802
    kenmore.attendance@apsva.us

    Monday Morning Message in a Minute:

    Now here’s Dr. Word for our Monday Morning Message in a minute.
    As of today we only have 2 weeks (10 Days) left in the 3rd marking period.  Let’s make each day count!

    Today’s message—The Five P’s

    Prompt, Prepared, Polite, Productive, and Protective

    It is essential that we are on time to school, to class, and also on time with turning in our work.  In addition to being prompt, we must be prepared for school and class with the right frame of mind and the necessary materials. We must be polite and respectful to everyone. It is important to be productive.  Let’s be sure to set goals and accomplish them. Finally, let’s be protective of each other and our school.  We can do this by cleaning up behind ourselves and being thoughtful and considerate of others.  Let’s always remember the 5 P’s as we show our Cougar PRIDE!

    Attention Kenmore students!

    March 21st is going to be a BUSY day for some of our Kenmore Cougars:
    •    EIP Prep students, please remember your Math and Science Power Aid session. Please bring your materials and lunch or money to buy lunch. Bus schedules have been sent home.
    •    Coalition ladies, you also have an event on Saturday. Information about the workshop has been sent home to you as well.
    •    And last but not least, our middle school Boys Conference is THIS Saturday! The bus will leave from Kenmore at 7:50am---be here by 7:45am to be on time. Breakfast and lunch will be served so all you need to bring in yourself and your spirit to fun and interest!

    See Ms. Stockton in room 394 for more information about any of these opportunities!

    KMS Step Team:

    Please release all KMS Steppers attending the middle school showcase to the gym immediately following morning announcements.

    Attention 7th Graders:

    There is an opportunity for two KMS 7th Graders to attend the eighth annual Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Student Government Association’s Middle School Leadership Conference.  The conference is designed for seventh graders from schools that feed into TJ and will be held on Saturday, April 18th 2015, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at TJHSST.

    Only 2 spots are available for this opportunity.  The deadline to indicate interest is Wednesday, March 18th.  If interested, please contact Mr. McBride at david.mcbride@apsva.us If your child wants to apply to TJJSST for high school, you are encouraged to submit his or her name via email.  You may also voice mail Mr. McBride at 703-228-6774.

    Any student may attend, however, since only 2 spots are available, those students who are seriously considering going to TJHSST are encouraged to submit their names. The conference is intended for students that have an interest in leadership, enthusiasm for learning, and strong leadership potential.  Two seventh graders will be selected by lottery.  

    This is a great opportunity for families and students interested in attending TJHSST.  Kenmore has sent multiple students in the past.  The 2013 cohort from Kenmore has five students currently attending the school and every year we have students get accepted.  
    The fee for the conference is $20 and parents must provide transportation.  Interested students must have their names submitted by close of business on Wednesday, March 18th.

    Thanks for considering this special opportunity for KMS seventh graders.

    KMS Track Team: