Next Week at Key (10/20-10/24/14)

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For the safety of our students, there is a ONE-WAY traffic pattern clockwise around the school for Drop-off and Pick-up. Please do not drive against the flow of traffic on Dana Pl. or Eskridge Terrace. Please observe the NO PARKING/NO STANDING ZONE immediately in front of the school. YOU MAY DROP OFF STUDENTS WHO CAN OPEN THE DOOR AND EXIT THE CAR WITHOUT ASSISTANCE. Drivers pull up to curb and must remain in the vehicle and depart promptly to keep the flow of traffic moving. If your child needs help, please park and walk them up to school.

Please make sure any caregivers (nannies, grandparents, etc) who may not have this information know these traffic ‘rules’.



If you haven’t paid your dues or for your child(ren)’s bulk supplies, please do so as soon as possible. These dues  help pay for the classroom funds, arts programs, field trips, teacher aides, library books, science fair, and many other supplemental programs that make Key the excellent school that it is! More info at:  or



KEY SCHOOL FARMERS MARKET NEEDS YOU! The Farmers Market is a volunteer-run fundraising effort with 5 weeks remaining this season. How can you help? Parents can weigh and set up (1:45-2:45), or staff the market and break down (3:00-4:30).  Grab a shift for 30 minutes, or full hour.  Remaining Market dates are:  Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 12 and 19th. Contact Katherine or Alexia if you are interested or call Katherine703 307 1024.  




Once again, Key parent, Dr. Anjula Agrawal, is generously  providing flu vaccines to the Key School community at cost. Flu shots will be $15 and Flumist is $20.
LOCATION:      Front Office Conference Room

DATES:             Friday, October 17
Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24
TIME:     2:45 – 4:00 pm
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please go to the following sign-up to reserve your vaccine and appointment time

Please specify if you want the shot or the mist and the # needed (see below for details). We are asking for pre-registration to ensure that no medicine is wasted. Payment is expected at the time of vaccination, cash or check made payable to “Primary Care at Foxhall.”

The attached consent form must be signed and presented at the time of vaccination. One form must be completed for every person receiving the vaccine.

The following websites provide helpful information concerning the vaccines:


HARVEST FESTIVAL: Sunday, October 26th from 12-4pm, rain or shine. There will be great games, food (Please NOTE: we will collect cash for concessions), a pumpkin decorating contest and, for the first time, Face Painters, Balloon Twisters and our very own Fortune Teller! To make this event a success we need volunteers and donations:

PUMPKIN DECORATING:  Help your kids get in the fall spirit by creating an entry for the pumpkin decorating contest!  No carving, just decorating.  There will be great prizes!

BAKE SALE: Key School needs you to make lots of homemade treats for the Harvest Festival Bake Sale.  Cookies, pie, bread, cake, bars, brownies, Halloween treats!  We would also love gluten, nut and preservative free baked goods. Please bring your **INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED** treats or whole pies, cakes breads to the Harvest Festival by 12:00pm.  PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS (i.e.” blueberry muffins” or “oatmeal cookies”) so people know what they are buying!  Please contact Lauren Regardie at to sign up.


USED BOOK SALE – We need your gently used kids’ books, videos, and video games for the used book sale at the Harvest Festival.  All items can be left in the front lobby of the school.  We especially need books for older kids and series books like Magic Tree House, etc. Questions?  Email Abby Horrigan:


Set-up, Clean-up and Grillers:  Volunteers needed from 8am – 12pm for festival set up and 4 pm – 6 pm for clean-up, please sign up at Grillers are needed 12pm-4pm, sign up at  Questions? Contact Maria Garcia at

HARVEST FESTIVAL HAUNTED HOUSE!!! The haunted house is our MAIN ATTRACTION and a huge hit with our current students and alumni students who love to return to the school for this event. Construction is Saturday, Oct 25th. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Bring the kids and have them burn energy in the school playground while you build or decorate the Haunted House. If you can help, please sign up at or contact Kevin Nigri at and Debbie Nigri at


MAD SCIENCE AT KEY November 10th & 11th
November 10th 9AM- 3PM: Crazy Chemistry
Students can become a Mad Science chemist as you learn all about the chemistry things that you encounter everyday in your house and school.
November 11th 9AM- 3PM: Birds and Beasts
Students will discover how owls live and eat, what bugs walk on water, how ants collect their food and much more in this exciting class.
Please register by October 30th
Cost: $63 per day
For more information, please contact: Adriana Elwood at (202) 255-4924 or


ONE-ON-ONE BASKETBALL  November 10th & 11th

Have fun on your day off playing, exercising and competing with your friends from Key School!  Don’t stay home and be bored…skilled and experienced instructors from One on One Basketball will conduct a one day camp at Key School.  Basketball in the morning with games and contests after lunch. Participants will be divided by age and ability to ensure a good time.

For more information call 202-244-2255.

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: Key Elementary Gym

Grades: K – 5th Boys & Girls

Cost: $50 per day or $95 for both days (Checks payable to Key School PTA)

Register here:




The PCA wants to hear from you! The PCA Trails Committee has created a survey to gather input from the Palisades Community, Foxhall Village and the immediate DC vicinity with regards to the future of the area that is commonly referred to as “the Glen Echo Trolley trail”.
The survey will begin on Oct 15 and conclude Jan 15th 2015.    The survey is online at

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE FIRESTATION: The Palisades Citizens Association and your local fire fighters invite you to the Firestation Pot Luck Supper Sunday, Oct 19th, 5-7 pm, at Engine 29, MacArthur Blvd. Kids can decorate cookies, do crafts and will receive firemen hats! Adults enjoy live music! Firefighters cook the main course, last names starting with A-P bring your favorite side dish, Q-Z dessert. Please RSVP to or 202-363-7441. FREE for PCA members. $20 donation for non-members. Questions? Contact Maria at jiog2424@comcast or 202-531-1871.

Upcoming Dates:

October 17, 23, 24 Key Flu Shot Clinic

October 26, Harvest Festival, 12:00—4:00 p.m.

October 31, Halloween Parade 11:45 a.m.—12:10 p.m.

October 31, Early Dismissal, Records Day, 12:15 p.m.

November 7, Key School Open House, 9-11 a.m.

November 7, Veteran’s Day Assembly 1:30 p.m.

November 10, Parent Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL

November 11, Veteran’s Day, NO SCHOOL