THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL THURSDAY 11/26 FRIDAY 11/27. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
The PTA gives heartfelt gratitude for all our supporters and volunteers! We shudder to think what Key would be like without YOU!
THANKSGIVING IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR FAMILY TO SHOW THEY’RE THANKFUL FOR THE PTA! We don’t sell wrapping paper, or chocolate, or magazine subscriptions, but the grandparents might like a sunny getaway or $5,000 for the kids college fund! This raffle is a fun way for folks like you to give a little something extra to support the PTA and take a chance at WINNING a FANTASTIC GETAWAY or $5K CASH!
The Sunny Getaway FINAL FRIDAY is December 11th. Please send in your check for your chance to win by 12/11/15 in your child’s backpack. If you need another form/envelope please email Claire Swift. Drawing will be at the Holiday Sharing Program on 12/18/15 at 2:30 PM.
JOIN THE TREE AMIGO ARMY. WE WANT YOU. YES YOU. TREE AMIGO ARMY FORMING NOW FOR 35TH ANNUAL TREE SALE!!!! BRAINS AND BRAWN NEEDED. SLOTS AVAILABLE DEC 4,5,AND 6. BROWSE LINKED SIGN UP SHEET BELOW. ONLY RULE FOR TREE AMIGO ARMY IS TO HAVE FUN!!!! GET YOUR TREE AT KEY
STUDENT PHOTOS ARE READY TO ORDER! We are delighted to let you know that the individual student galleri es are now online for viewing and purchasing.
To view the galleries, go to www.freedpics.pics
Enter the password: PENGUIN15
HOLIDAY SECRET SHOP: If you are not familiar with the Key School PTA Holiday Secret Shop, it is a wonderful tradition that offers students an opportunity to learn about budgeting and the importance of giving rather than receiving, by shopping for pre-wrapped gifts ranging in price from $1-$8 to give to parents, siblings, and loved ones. HSS will not take place during school hours this year, but let your kids know the PTA elves have been working and wrapping and getting ready for a ‘Pop-Up’ Secret Shop which is sure to be full of holiday cheer, just after the Holiday Sharing Program. We are grateful to the many parent volunteers who have put in so much work to support the HSS!
DCPS Parent Survey: Increasing Instruction Time at DCPS/Encuesta Para Padres: Aumentando Tiempo de Instrucción
DCPS knows that with more instructional time, students not only get more experience reading, writing, and doing math, but they also get more time to explore art, music, PE, and their own interests. Our students thrive when they have exposure to a variety of learning environments both in and out of the classroom, so DCPS is continuing to explore how can we ensure students have the time for core subjects and enrichment opportunities each school year.
As we think about the Fiscal Year 2017 budget and DCPS’ priorities, two strategies to increase instructional time that we have considered include 1) increasing the number of days students attend school throughout the year, and 2) increasing the number of hours in a school day.
As DCPS researches and considers increasing the time spent in school, we want to know what our families think about these strategies, and if they were implemented, how families would like the increased time in school to be used. Please respond to this quick survey to let us know what you think. If you have any questions or want to submit additional feedback, email email@example.com.
DECEMBER 4TH 9 AM-3 PM Student Holiday Basketball Camp with One on One Basketball, Inc.
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 basketball instructors will conduct a one day camp at Key Schoo Gyml. Participants will be divided by age and ability to ensure a good time.
Grades: K – 5th Boys Girls
Cost: $50 (Checks payable to Key School PTA) Space is limited
Please bring your own lunch. For more information call 202-244-2255.
MAD SCIENCE is offering Newton’s Loco-motion Camp on December 4 9:00am- 3:00pm at Key School!
Sir Isaac Newton was just as curious about how things move as we are. Discover Newton’s Laws of Motion and something he called “inertia”. Design and paint your very own Flight Academy t-shirt. Cost: $63 per day
Register with a friend ASAP, classes may be cancelled due to low registration. For more information please visit Mad Science or call 301-593-4777
December 4: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS- Professional Development Day
December 5-6: Tree Sale in the Key Staff Parking Lot
December 18: HOLIDAY SHARING PROGRAM 2 PM and RAFFLE DRAWING 2:30 PM and Holiday Secret Shop 3-5 PM
December 21-January 4: Winter Break