4th Grade Field Trip – Nov. 18th
Kenter Canyon grade 4 teachers and administration strive to instill independence and confidence in each of our students as they grow to become adolescents and middle school students. To promote individual leadership and teamwork, we have planned a field trip at Valley Trails Ranch Leadership Retreat in Santa Clarita that serves all of Los Angeles County schools and is approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Please click here to read the school letter with details and the signup form, which is due Nov. 12th, click here for the field trip permission slip, and click here for the online payment option.
Firefighters Appreciation Presentation – NOV. 21st
Kenter Canyon School's Parent Support Group, Student Council, Helping Hands and Junior Coaches raised funds to purchase personally monogrammed brush gear bags for each of the firefighters at Station #19.  Additionally, students wrote letters of appreciation for the heroic service of firefighters.  The letters have been compiled into books prepared for each firefighter. Most of the firefighters are parents and expressed their delight to receive letters from children.
The presentation assembly is open to Kenter and the community at large on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m- 11:30am. on the South Yard.  Join us for this heartwarming display of appreciation from our students.  A reception will follow at Coyote Plaza. Please click here for the flyer.
Please RSVP for the event here.
We urgently need your help to staff the event.  Please sign up today and be a part of this memorable giving back community event.
Modified School Hours for The Next Two Weeks
Parents-Teacher Conferences will begin on Tuesday, November 12 between 7:50-9:10a.m. on November 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21; therefore, school will begin at 9:10 a.m. each of these days instead of 8:10 a.m.   School will dismiss at 2:50 p.m. on each of these days instead of the regular 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday/Thursday.   Friday, November 15 and November 22 will be minimum days.   School hours on these two days will be from 8:00 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.   Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled in the afternoons.   Conferences have been scheduled by each individual teacher for the next two weeks.  The playgrounds will open at 7:30 a.m. each morning to enable students to exercise and socialize until 9:10 a.m. Please click here for the school schedule.
CPK FUNdraiser – Nov. 18, Kindergarten & Nov. 19, Third Grade
California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraiser: Battle of the Grades has started! The upcoming events are Monday 11/18 for Kindergarten and Tuesday 11/19 for the third grade. Make sure you bring the flyer with you and give it to your server. Dates for each grade and the flyers are here: November 18 = Grade K, click here for the flyer November 19 = Grade 3, click here for the flyer
SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEYS
During Teacher-Parent Conferences, the teachers will ask parents to personally hand them their completed School Experience Surveys.  These surveys were sent home on November 8 with each family's oldest child at Kenter Canyon School.   For parents who forget their surveys, teachers will offer an opportunity for you to complete them at one of our school's computers in the office, computer lab or science lab.   WHY SUCH A PUSH FOR THESE SURVEYS?   School rankings are determined by 2 factors:   SBAC Test Scores are considered for 60% of the ranking.  The other 40% is called School Climate.  At this time, parent participation with these Surveys is the only measure used for that 40%.   in 2018, Kenter Canyon earned 80% of 100%.  Test scores earned the full 60% but only 81% of parents submitted the surveys, which earned Kenter Canyon only 20% of the 40%.   Parents:  Your child is depending on YOU to turn in your survey to help earn the full points as they did on SBAC.  Raffle drawings will be held for students whose parents return their Surveys to their teachers during Parent-Teacher Conference time.  Prizes will be earned by each of your children enrolled at Kenter Canyon if any one of their names is drawn.  Prizes include board games, sports ball and "lunch with Principal Moren."   Talk to other parents and encourage participation in completing these School Experience Surveys. Please click here for the flyer.
Make Up Picture Day – Nov. 20th
Please click here for the order form for parents who wish to have their child's SCHOOL PICTURE remade or for students who did not have it taken the first time.   Students must return their first copy in order to get a makeover photo.
Kenter Canyon Studio 54 Party & Auction – SAVE THE DATE (Feb. 29)
Glitter, Gold + Sequins Galore!! SAVE THE DATE for Kenter Canyon‘s Studio 54 Party + Live Auction! Please click here for the flyer.
Put on your boogie shoes and mark your calendars for Saturday, February 29, 2020. We are currently looking for auction items to be showcased at the event. Please click here for the donation form. Visit kentercanyon.org/parent-dinner for more details or email us at: springgala@kentercanyon.org
FALL PRODUCTION Tickets on Sale – Nov. 21st
Annie Jr. show dates: Dec. 4th @ 6pm & Dec. 5th @ 6pm. Tickets available on Nov. 21st @ 6pm. Please click here for the flyer.
Choices Applications Window Oct. 1 – Nov. 15
Please click here to read Dr. Moren's letter regarding Choices Applications and how to apply to affiliated Charters such as Paul Revere Middle School.
Protocols for private school recommendation letters
For the 2019-2020 protocols for private school recommendation letters from school faculty & administration, please click here.
Kenter Attendance Update
Please click here for classes with the best attendance in September 2019.
Parent Playground Partner
Please click on the links below for each grade level for parents who wish to sign-up to be a Parent Playground Partner. Each grade level has a specific link:
Beyond the Bell After-school Program (Grades 2-5)
For students in grades 2-5 to attend the Beyond the Bell After-School Program on the South Playground, please fill out this form and return it to the school.
Welcome to Kenter Canyon!
A message from Dr. Terry L. Moren, Principal

Kenter Canyon School is delighted to have you join our community and become an integral part of your child’s education.  Kenter Canyon offers a unique experience to its students because of the collaboration  between its dedicated staff and the incredible involvement of its parents.  The parent is the child’s first teacher and plays an integral part of their child’s learning process.  I believe we must work together to ensure a safe and positive learning environment that teaches children how to be safe, respectful, and responsible citizens, as well as thinkers, discoverers, and inquirers. Together, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of the children at Kenter.  I hope that you will become involved in your child’s classroom as well as the parent involvement opportunities afforded through our Parent Support Group (PSG), Governance Council, School Site Council, and school activities.  We need volunteers to help with classroom activities, school-wide functions, traffic safety, special projects, enrichment activities, field trip supervision and committee work.  Look for periodical announcements inviting you to TwT “Tea with Terry” socials----“TwT is an opportunity to join me for an informal chat about Kenter Canyon.  Together, we will make a positive difference in the lives of children. We need parents to help us be involved in solutions, not just reporting problems.  Together, we can make ordinary things extraordinary. (more…)
 

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