ORCHESTRA CLASSES BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of Kenter’s award-winning orchestra program.
Learn the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, ukulele or recorder.
Classes are offered for all levels and grades (first through fifth). To learn more and register, visit www.jointheorchestra.com/kenter
Kenter’s 1st Math Night Survey
Kenter teachers and staff are busy planning our school's first Math Night...for parents ONLY.  The purpose is to help parents help their children with learning math the way it's being taught in school now.  To help make this event a success, we'd like a bit of feedback from you.  Please click here to complete the survey. We'd appreciate it if you can participate in this survey even if you will not be able to attend the event. Math Night is Tuesday October 9th at 6pm.
PLAYWORKS and Parent Playground Partner
Please click here for an FAQ for parents to learn more about Playworks. For the past three years, Kenter Canyon Principal has encouraged parents to support recess play time by being a Parent Playground Partner (details click here). Parents are invited to provide recess and playtime support by signing up with Parent Playground Partners. The sign-up genius links are provided by weekly HRP Blast, and can be found as the following:
PARENTS NEEDED TO HELP WITH SPOOKY STEAM NIGHT
Spooky STEAM Night, formerly known as Science Night, is October 30 from 5 to 7pm. We are looking for about 15 parents who have an interest and/or background in science to help. The upcoming Science Committee meeting is Thursday Sept. 20th at 2pm for interested staff and parents. Parents please also complete the survey here if you are interested in volunteering. Click here for details.
Party Book

Do you love a good party? Well, you’re in luck! We have a fantastic line up of returning parties but we’re still looking for a few more party ideas and hosts!  Host forms (click here) will be due on Monday, 9/24, just in time to solidify the line up for our kick-off event on 10/9. Don’t have a party idea but want to join a host team? We’ve got you covered! Please contact us to get you started and guide you along the way: Partybook@kentercanyon.org

Classroom Volunteers TB Testing
In accordance with California Education Codes and LAUSD Policies, classroom volunteers and all employees must be cleared of Tuberculosis. As a convenience to Kenter parents, the TB exam will be offered at Kenter Canyon School. The Exam will take place the morning of September 25 and the reading will take place on Friday, September 28. Participants need to be available BOTH days. Certificates are valid for four years. This service requires pre-registration by Sept. 22 by clicking here.
Access Books 2018
Access Books is fast approaching—-September 22. We need parent volunteers and families to help make it another success. We need loads of kids and adults to meet at Melrose Elementary School, 731 N. Detroit Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90046 anytime between 8:45 and 1:45pm on September 22 to help catalog books, paint murals and leave a inviting place for kids to foster a love of books and reading.   Students will need to bring this signed disclaimer with them to this event. Contact Nikki Solomon, Parent Volunteer if you have questions. Read more here.
Amazon and Ralph’s
Do you regularly shop at Amazon.com and/or Ralph's?  Then you could be making money for our school! (more…)
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.
Girl Scouts Palisades meeting
Girl Scouts provides an amazing opportunity for girls.  All Kenter parents are invited to an informational meeting on Oct. 2nd, 6:30pm, at Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church. Details are here.
Revolution Math free trial
Summer is coming and despite the beach days, camps and frosty cocktails, it means that our kids may forget a lot of the important math they learned in class. Revolution Math, a Kenter Canyon math partner, is offering all Kenter families a free month trial of their awesome after-school math program. Kids work with a live online teacher and 3 other kids for an hour per week from home. The program helps kids apply a Growth Mindset to math education and improve their math abilities, confidence and enthusiasm for taking on academic challenges. Revolution Math is a great way to make sure kids retain everything they learned during the school year and kids head into the fall confident and ahead. Find out more and sign up for your free trial at revolutionmath.com Input code Kenter 18 for your free one-month trial
PSG’s VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
One of the many things that makes Kenter Canyon Elementary School exceptional is YOU – our fantastic parent volunteers. Regardless of whether you have hours or days to commit, opportunities for you to make a difference abound.  There is no commitment too small, or of course, too big :) Please join our parent volunteer sign up to learn about more ways you can get involved.
Parent Student Handbook 2018-2019 and Other Policies to Review
Please read the LAUSD Parent Student Handbook for 2018-2019 here. The Restitution/Parent Liability Policy is on page 29 of the Handbook. Other school policies, including our Birthday policy, are detailed here.
New Parent Guide 2018-2019
The New Parent Guide is here.
Board of Education Approves Instructional Calendars

The LAUSD Board of Education approved instructional calendars for the next three school years. More details here.

School Bus Program
For details of the pilot bus program, please see this flyer. Visit this link to express your interest and complete the questionnaire!
Title IX information
Please read this document for Title IX information.
Utilities Critical Repairs Project Community Meeting
Thank you to all who attended the parent-community meeting on February 2, 2017 to learn about the massive critical utilities repair project at Kenter.  Topics discussed included the urgency of the project, safety of student and staff, the planned phases, and timeline/work schedules.  Here is the presentation that was shown at the meeting.
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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