Next Week at Key (9/19/16)

NW@K – September 16, 2016

Attached is a picture of how perfect your children were during the (real) fire drill this week and another of a fireman working on Key School “building repairs.” *


Next Week


Tuesday, September 20th 3:15pm to 4:30; Key School Farmer’s Market will be in the Breezeway

In addition to surprises from the Key School Garden, produce will include:

– Gala Apples

– Ginger Gold Apples

– Yellow Nectarines

– Green String Beans

– Green Zucchini

– Summer Squash

– Roma Tomatoes

– Key School Garden Harvest 

**Key School signature reusable lunch containers and water bottles will be available as well!
Wednesday, September 21st – 8:30 to 9:30am, The 4R’s in the Cafeteria

Assistant Principal Bryan Riley will be hosting an information session on the 4R’s – the new social emotional learning program that all classrooms are using this year. Please join as I am sure adults could benefit from a few of these lessons as well!


Saturday, September 24, Honor Flight at Regan (register to attend by Sept 20!!)

We would like to have as many Key families join us on Saturday, September 24th, to help celebrate the 500th Honor Flight into Reagan National Airport.  Anyone interested in attending should email Janis Linden at by Tuesday, Sept. 20th, no later than 8:00PM. She will need everyone’s legal name and birthdate, all information will be kept confidential and will be sent to TSA.  This will be a group effort to help pass out letters of thank you to our veterans written by our Key School students. Ms. Linden will be at the American Airlines departure desk to hand out boarding passes beginning at 7AM-8AM.  Please mention that you are part of the Key School Group. Everyone should bring their parking tickets inside with them so they can be validated.  If you have any questions please feel free to call Ms.Linden at 703-282-6626.

After-School Activities for the Kids

The Knight School’s Chess Program starts for pre-k and k on September 20th; first through fifth grade on September 22nd. Both programs begin right after school, 45 minutes for pre-k and k; 1 ½ hours for first through fifth. The first class for each age group is free, if your kids like it you can sign up after the first class with the instructor or  To enroll, just click here. Olivia Brooks, the instructor, will meet the pre-k and k children in the pre-k and k hallway after school and walk them to the chess classroom. If you have other questions she can be contacted at The exact classroom is TBD.



You have seen a flyer for chorus come home in your back-packs, if you have questions you can contact: Ann Roddy @


After-School Spanish and French Classes

FLES – Registration for after school Spanish or French classes extended through Tuesday, September 20th.  Register online at   Classes will now begin the week of September 27th


BOYS FALL TRACK, GRADES 3-5 – Begins October 5

Does your son never sit still? Does he run constantly, but hate organized sports? If that sounds familiar—or he loves sports but also loves to run—sign him up to join us Wednesdays after school (3:15-4:30pm) starting October 5. The program will run 9 weeks total (no get-together the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) and finish with the Park Run 5K Saturday, December 10. The only cost will be to cover t-shirts. Jessica Kramer will provide information on that once we get a final head count. To sign up, email Jessica Kramer (


Community Giving

Stuffed Animal Drive for the kids in Quito, Ecuador, is being conducted in the school lobby.  Please drop off your gently loved or new animals in the boxes. The boxes will be there until Tuesday, September 20.


After School Activities for Adults

“Old Man’s Basketball” (NOT the Editor’s wording!)
Interested in pick-up basketball? A group affectionately dubbed “Old Men’s Basketball” plays pick up games 7 to 9pm in the Key gym on Tuesdays during the school year. This is a low-pressure yet spirited game and players are currently needed. Email Angus Worthing for more information:, or better yet, just drop in! (People not affiliated with Key are also welcome.)


Hey, this is the first NW@K that I haven’t mentioned checking your children’s heads for lice . . ..


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