Weekly Updates

Absences: Contact by 9am

Absentee Hotline: 610-351-5900 Extension 27711

Absentee Email: KVATTENDANCE@parklandsd.org

 
Male Adult

Letter from Mr. Gehringer regarding pickup of student belongings.  Please read carefully.

 

June 8th - Monday

10:00 – 10:30                Mrs. DeGerolamo & Miss Fenstermacher                  

10:45 – 11:15                Mrs. Kaetzel

11:30 – 12:00                Mrs. McNeely

 

12:45 – 1:15                  Mrs. Bendekovits                   1st Grade

1:30 – 2:00                    Miss Pearson

2:15 – 2:45                    Mrs. Falco

3:00 – 3:30                    Mrs. St George

June 9th – Tuesday

10:00 – 10:30                Mrs. Bruchak                          2nd Grade

10:45 – 11:15                Mrs. Cunningham

11:30 – 12:00                Miss Long

 

12:45 – 1:15                  Mrs. Bender                           3rd Grade

1:30 – 2:00                    Mrs. Farley

2:15 – 2:45                    Miss Little

June 10th – Wednesday

10:00 – 10:30                Mr. Frew                                4th Grade

10:45 – 11:15                Mrs.Gohman

11:30 – 12:00                Mrs. Osman

 

12:45 – 1:15                  Miss Fry                                 5th Grade

1:30 – 2:00                    Mrs. Povilaitis

2:15 – 2:45                    Mrs. Yeahl



We will be collecting school items, including library books during your child's scheduled pick up day. 

If you are unsure if your child has library books, please click on this link  and find your child's School ID #.  If your child's ID # is not listed, they DO NOT owe any library books. 

Please take a moment to check backpacks, under the couch and bed or maybe in the car and find those library books!  

Thank you so much!

Mrs. Newhard


Are you moving this summer?

Have you already moved?

Please contact the school office ASAP at 610-351-5840 or bronzol@parklandsd.org

  • If you ARE moving, please return all curriculum books, library books and technology devices to Kernsville school, preferably at your student's appointed date and time for personal Items distribution/pickup
  • If you are moving but remaining at Kernsville, we will update your address and bus information. New residence proofs (2) are required.
  • If you are staying in Parkland SD, but moving into another elementary school's sending area, we will notify that school and forward your student's records. New residence proofs (2) are required.
  • If you are moving out of Parkland, whether in-state or out-of-state, we need to know your new address, the school and district name where moving and contact information for the new school. Student records will be sent upon contact between the schools.
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Male Adult

Letter from Mr. Gehringer regarding pickup of student belongings.  Please read carefully.

 

June 8th - Monday

10:00 – 10:30                Mrs. DeGerolamo                   Kindergarten

10:45 – 11:15                Mrs. Kaetzel

11:30 – 12:00                Mrs. McNeely

 

12:45 – 1:15                  Mrs. Bendekovits                   1st Grade

1:30 – 2:00                    Miss Pearson

2:15 – 2:45                    Mrs. Falco

3:00 – 3:30                    Mrs. St George

June 9th – Tuesday

10:00 – 10:30                Mrs. Bruchak                          2nd Grade

10:45 – 11:15                Mrs. Cunningham

11:30 – 12:00                Miss Long

 

12:45 – 1:15                  Mrs. Bender                           3rd Grade

1:30 – 2:00                    Mrs. Farley

2:15 – 2:45                    Miss Little

June 10th – Wednesday

10:00 – 10:30                Mr. Frew                                4th Grade

10:45 – 11:15                Mrs.Gohman

11:30 – 12:00                Mrs. Osman

 

12:45 – 1:15                  Miss Fry                                 5th Grade

1:30 – 2:00                    Mrs. Povilaitis

2:15 – 2:45                    Mrs. Yeahl



We will be collecting school items, including library books during your child's scheduled pick up day. 

If you are unsure if your child has library books, please click on this link  and find your child's School ID #.  If your child's ID # is not listed, they DO NOT owe any library books. 

Please take a moment to check backpacks, under the couch and bed or maybe in the car and find those library books!  

Thank you so much!

Mrs. Newhard


Are you moving this summer?

Have you already moved?

Please contact the school office ASAP at 610-351-5840 or bronzol@parklandsd.org

  • If you ARE moving, please return all curriculum books, library books and technology devices to Kernsville school, preferably at your student's appointed date and time for personal Items distribution/pickup
  • If you are moving but remaining at Kernsville, we will update your address and bus information. New residence proofs (2) are required.
  • If you are staying in Parkland SD, but moving into another elementary school's sending area, we will notify that school and forward your student's records. New residence proofs (2) are required.
  • If you are moving out of Parkland, whether in-state or out-of-state, we need to know your new address, the school and district name where moving and contact information for the new school. Student records will be sent upon contact between the schools.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer for Free and Reduced Eligible Students

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides benefits, referred to as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), to families of school-aged children who would have otherwise received free or reduced-priced meals if it were not for school closures. A family will receive the benefit amount of $5.70 for each school-aged child in their family for each day school has been closed since March 16, 2020, IF the student was eligible for free or reduced-price meals PRIOR to school closures.  For purposes of P-EBT calculations, June 12, 2020, is being used as the last day of the school year. 

The Department of Health and Human Services anticipates beginning to mail the EBT cards around June 5, 2020.  All households will receive a separate mailing that describes P-EBT and provides households with contact information for any P-EBT-related questions.  If you have questions regarding our school meal program, please call Lori Seier, Director of Food Services, at 610-351-5671 or seierl1@parklandsd.org.


Parent Tips

Making Friends

  • Parents should share your concerns with your child's teachers and other adults who support them and ask that they help facilitate social interactions involving your child in recreational settings as well as in the virtual and "real-life" classroom.
  • Rehearse various social scenarios with your child so that they can practice approaching children to ask them to play or interact. In person is best, virtual if necessary.
 

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Male Adult

 

Letter from Mr. Gehringer regarding pickup of student belongings.  Please read carefully.



Are you moving this summer? Have you already moved? Please contact the school office ASAP!

  • If you ARE moving, please return all curriculum books, library books and technology devices to Kernsville school, preferably at your student's appointed date and time for personal Items distribution/pickup
  • If you are moving but remaining at Kernsville, we will update your address and bus information. New residence proofs (2) are required.
  • If you are staying in Parkland SD, but moving into another elementary school's sending area, we will notify that school and forward your student's records. New residence proofs (2) are required.
  • If you are moving out of Parkland, whether in-state or out-of-state, we need to know your new address, the school and district name where moving and contact information for the new school. Student records will be sent upon contact between the schools.

"Parkland Strong" Spirit Wear Sale 

The Parkland Education Foundation has launched a “Parkland Strong” merchandise collection!  Every order goes to help the Foundation’s efforts to support Parkland Staff through COVID 19 Emergency Relief funds and Celebrate Innovation Grants. Orders will ship via USPS for a flat $5 fee and a contact-free delivery straight to your door by June 12th.  Order here: http://www.parklandsd.org/parklandstrong


Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer for Free and Reduced Eligible Students

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides benefits, referred to as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), to families of school-aged children who would have otherwise received free or reduced-priced meals if it were not for school closures. A family will receive the benefit amount of $5.70 for each school-aged child in their family for each day school has been closed since March 16, 2020, IF the student was eligible for free or reduced-price meals PRIOR to school closures.  For purposes of P-EBT calculations, June 12, 2020, is being used as the last day of the school year. 

The Department of Health and Human Services anticipates beginning to mail the EBT cards around June 5, 2020.  All households will receive a separate mailing that describes P-EBT and provides households with contact information for any P-EBT-related questions.  If you have questions regarding our school meal program, please call Lori Seier, Director of Food Services, at 610-351-5671 or seierl1@parklandsd.org.

All are available in the Resources folder in the Kernsville Elementary School Schoology page.


Report to Parents - Keeping Children Healthy While School's Out


Parent Tip

Following Cues to Transitioning

  • Our children may have difficulty moving from one activity to the next, following directions, physically and emotionally. 
  • As our child experiences transitioning activities their anxiety level will likely increase. Thus, they may need to be coached through the transition. 
  • Use visual schedules and/or role-playing to help the child prepare for moving on to the next activity. 
  • At home, parents can prepare our child to be effective at listening to improve their transitioning skills by creating situations, i.e., stopping playing a game and starting another activity, where intense listening is required to help the child become more effective at transitioning.

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Yearbook Order Time

 

Time to order Yearbooks!  Visit this link for complete instructions.

Deadline to order:  May 15th

5th Grade Parents - check your e-mail dated 4/18/20 for instructions on submitting "You've Got Mail"  Yearbook messages


Hi KV Families!!

Our Kernsville yearbook is almost finished, but Mrs. Newhard is in need of your help.  She is looking for a few more pictures to make this yearbook "Out of this World."  Did you attend an event or a field trip?  If so, please click on the link below, upload your photos and that's it.

Thank you for any pictures you can upload, we really appreciate it!

https://www.dropbox.com/request/ZUVFkeqOFKQySvXsEoU9


End-of-Year Slideshow

Our traditional Kernsville end-of-year slideshow will happen virtually this year, and we are seeking E-Learning photos to include! Parents, share a photo with us of what school looks like at your house. The slideshow will be sent out to our KV community closer to the end of the year. Just follow the link below to share directly from your phone or device - no sign-up required. 

https://www.dropbox.com/request/AiseIOeHvNOAL0Q8388G


Nurse's Nook -

Hello Kernsville students and families! I can’t believe May is upon us! I hope everyone is staying healthy and doing well! I honestly miss everyone and think of our students daily.

Health Room Resources - now in Schoology!

As face masks become more common during the COVID -19 pandemic, I thought it would be helpful to include some quick links for “Mask Do’s and Don’ts” in my new Health Room Resources Folder. Click on the Kernsville Elementary Resources tab in Schoology to find it there. Take a look when you get a chance! Also, if there is anything else you’d like to see posted in Schoology let me know! Additional COVID Updates and district health resources can be found here - https://www.parklandsd.org/departments/student-services/health-services

May is National Asthma and Allergy Month

It’s now peak season for allergy and asthma sufferers, and a perfect time to recognize the causes of asthma and allergies to best prevent and treat attacks. Allergy symptoms include: coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, and scratchy throat. Common allergens and irritants found in and around the home are pollen, dust mites, mold, insect droppings, pet dander, and secondhand smoke. Exposure to these allergens can even bring about a serious asthma attack. During an Asthma attack, airways become narrowed and breathing can become extremely difficult. Other asthma triggers include: respiratory infections, pollen (trees, grasses, weeds), air pollution, food, allergies, cleaning products, perfumes, exercise, and cold air exposure. Common asthma symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma cannot be cured but it can be controlled.

Some Helpful Tips: Clear your home of allergy/asthma triggers – choose not to smoke- keep bed linens clean –keep pets out of the bedrooms –clean up the mold and get rid of excess moisture – fix leaky plumbing –limit use of pesticide sprays. Dust and vacuum regularly and use air conditioning when possible. Limit outdoor exposure when the pollen or mold counts are high if you have sensitivities. You can check daily particulate counts on the weather channel. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands with soap and water after playing outdoors!

Health Room Housekeeping Items

Please email me if you are still holding on to any paperwork from the health office you would like to submit, for example vision referrals, dental or physical forms. I check emails and update student health records regularly during this eLearning period.

Reminder for 2nd and 5th graders: paperwork has been sent home to update health records in preparation for 3rd/6th grade. I know it’s tough with our current circumstances and doctor offices being closed, but please complete the health update and doctor forms at your earliest convenience and forward to me when able.

Lastly, if you have any questions or concerns during this time, I am available for you. We can work together on whatever you may need. My email address is badelitam@parklandsd.org

Take Care,

Mrs. Badelita, School Nurse


Virtual Art Show

Paintbrush, paint, logo

This week would’ve marked the launch of the 17th Annual Festival of the Arts in Parkland, where the visual and performing arts in grades K-12 are typically celebrated all weekend long.  The event always includes a K-12 Art Show that was brimming with color and talent from our youngest to our oldest learners.

While we can’t hold the art show in person this year, we are inviting all of our families to come together to showcase their child’s art! To participate in the Virtual Art Show, please plan to upload a photo of student artwork under the Virtual Art Show post that will be posted at 6:55 PM on the District’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PSDistrict/) between 7-8 PM on Thursday, May 14. We love to support our students with encouragement so if you are visiting our virtual art show and see a piece you like, please give it a thumbs up!

On Friday, at 7 PM, we will unveil a senior showcase of artwork that has been hand-selected by Parkland High School’s five art teachers.  It will reside on the District’s Festival of the Arts website: 

https://www.parklandsd.org/departments/arts/festival-of-the-arts

and be promoted on the District’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds.

Thank you for your participation and support of the Arts in Parkland.

Sincerely,

Mark Stutz, Director, Visual and Performing Arts

text and hand with thumbs up

In addition to Koko tweeting, he will now be posting to the Kernsville Elementary School Facebook page


Summer Library - Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of what the summer months will bring, the District will not be offering the Summer Library Program this year.


It's story time online!

train with animals

New stories are being added to our collection daily!

Also check out the "Fun Stuff" folder to hear the KV School Song by Mrs. Swartz and staff craft ideas.

All are available in the Resources folder in the Kernsville Elementary School Schoology page.


Parent Tip

Hope

  • Maintain a hopeful outlook.
  • An optimistic outlook enables you to expect that good things will happen in your life.
  • Try visualizing what you want, rather than worrying about what you fear.
Coyote

 

Yearbook Order Time

 

Time to order Yearbooks!  Visit this link for complete instructions.

5th Grade Parents - check your e-mail dated 4/18/20 for instructions on submitting "You've Got Mail"  Yearbook messages


End-of-Year Slideshow

Our traditional Kernsville end-of-year slideshow will happen virtually this year, and we are seeking E-Learning photos to include! Parents, share a photo with us of what school looks like at your house. The slideshow will be sent out to our KV community closer to the end of the year. Just follow the link below to share directly from your phone or device - no sign-up required. 

https://www.dropbox.com/request/AiseIOeHvNOAL0Q8388G


people food

text and hand with thumbs up

In addition to Koko tweeting, he will now be posting to the Kernsville Elementary School Facebook page.


It's story time online!

train with animals

New stories are being added to our collection daily!

Also check out the "Fun Stuff" folder to hear the KV School Song by Mrs. Swartz and staff craft ideas.

All are available in the Resources folder in the Kernsville Elementary School Schoology page.


Parent Tips

  • Look for opportunities for self-discovery. 
  • People often learn something about themselves and may find that they have grown in some respect as a result of their struggle with loss. 
  • Many people who have experienced tragedies and hardship have reported better relationships, greater sense of strength even while feeling vulnerable, increased sense of self-worth, a more developed spirituality, and heightened appreciation for life. 
  • Your children may have the ability to do this.
 
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