Fifth Annual Mother Son Camp Out, April 26

What's better than moms and their sons hanging around a camp fire?  The s'mores, of course!  No, really, the Mother Son Camp Out is a fire-free and tent-optional zone and a unique experience for moms and their boys to bond! Bring your blankets, sleeping bags, flash lights, lanterns, and anything else that inspires your inner-camper.  Enjoy dinner, games, art, music, and more! You don't want to miss it!  Sign up at:  Kenter Party Book

Measure EE: Election Date June 4th
To provide additional locally controlled school funding, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted to place Measure EE, a local school funding parcel tax, on the June 4, 2019 special election ballot. Please click here for further information.
Howdy Day, April 26
Kenter Canyon Howdy Day for incoming kindergartener is Friday, April 26th @ 8:30am. Kinder playdates are May 16th @2pm and May 30th @2pm. Please click here for the flyer for details.
Paul Revere Middle School Musical, April 26-28
Come watch a bunch of Kenter Canyon Alumni perform in the Paul Revere Middle school production of Newsies, the high energy musical inspired by a real-life band of newsboys who rally across New York City to strike against unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Featuring the now classic songs Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, and Santa Fe, Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and timeless message, perfect for the whole family. 4 shows April 26-28 in the Paul Revere Auditorium. Please click here for details, and click here for tickets!
Please join us WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 for our-end-of-the-year celebration in honor of YOU, all of the wonderful parent volunteers who make Kenter Canyon's PSG thrive! Come mingle with friends and see what is in store for next year's PSG volunteers. Our local Brentwood Mendocino Farms is proudly sponsoring dinner!  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 from 6:30-8:30PM at the home of Mike and Andrea Maguire. 830 Leonard Road, 90049. RSVP to Adults only, please.
Kenter Open House, April 30
Kenter parents are invited to our Open House on April 30th @6pm. Please click here for details.
Staff Appreciation will kick off April 29th! For activities during the celebration weeks April 29th-May 10th, please click here for details.
5th Grade Parent Survey for end-of-the-year activities
5th Grade parents' meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 29th @8:15am in the library. Please click here for more information and the parent survey.
Kenter Kaleidoscope 2019
Where did the school year go? Did you blink and miss it? No worries we have it all documented in this year’s Kenter Kaleidoscope 2018-19 aka the Yearbook. Please click here for the flyer. Sales start Monday, March 4th. Books are available for $30 (until April 25th) via check payable to KCPSG with the order form, or purchase online at  Prices go up to $35 from April 26-May 9th. Questions? Contact
Poetry Contest 2019, due May 2nd
Express yourself through poetry! Entries for Kenter's 8th Annual Poetry Contest must be submitted to your classroom teacher no later than May 2, 2019. For details please click here.
SBAC information for grades 3-5
SBAC testing will be on May 1-2 for Grade 5 Science Test, and May 6-16 for Grades 3-5 Language Arts and Mathematics assessments. Please click here for the parent letter, and click here for information on extra practice.
Annual Giving Update
CONGRATULATIONS to the classes of Ms. Dundov, Mr. Gabel, Ms. Dizon and Ms. Herzikoff for reaching 100% class participation in this year’s Annual Giving campaign. Your children will enjoy an ice cream dance party as soon as it warms up a bit (coming very soon!). It’s not too late to donate! Option #1: Use Paypal on the Kenter homepage (look for the “Contribute” Button) - installment options are available. Option #2: Drop off a check with the pledge form (click here) in the school office. Option #3: Contact an Annual Giving chairperson (Erika Egan or Sarah Chamberlin at - about a custom payment arrangement.
LAUSD compliance and valet safety zone guidelines mandate that volunteers run the valet safety programs. THE KINDERGARTEN VALET DROP-OFF WILL NOT CONTINUE WITHOUT PARENT VOLUNTEERS!  The valet is a service for the parents, run by the parents. If you'd like to continue using the valet in the morning, the volunteer sign-up must be full for the following week no later than Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. If all 5 mornings are not full, then there will be NO VALET! Please click here for the sign-up.
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:
Spring 2019 GATE/SAS parent newsletter
Please click here for the most recent GATE/SAS parent newsletter.
Kenter Attendance Update
Please click here for the most recent loss of revenue report. Kenter Canyon's attendance continues to be above the District average among its schools. Students with perfect attendance will be recognized on the 125 day of school as they were on the 100th day of school.   Students with Perfect Attendance for the year will receive a sports ball on the final day of school.   The six days of the work stoppage will be extracted from consideration when honoring students with perfect attendance.   If a student was present for 174 days of school outside of the work stoppage days, they will also be honored for Perfect Attendance.   The absences noted on your March 1 Progress Report will reflect the absence for the work stoppage; however, they will not be considered for the purpose of our school's Perfect Attendance criteria.
Revolution Math free trial
For many of our children, struggling or receiving a poor grade on a math test can be devastating. They interpret the results to mean that they “just are not a math kid”. This label- imposed by oneself or others – can be detrimental (as well as inaccurate). Learn to use the Growth Mindset to help students see their skills as adaptable and to help your child build a positive relationship with math. Sign Up For Your Free Month Trial of Revolution Math --- Go to and use the code Kenter18 Kids use a Growth Mindset to build the math skills, love of math and willingness to take on challenge. Kids join from an iPad or computer and work with a live, online teacher and up to three other students after school, an hour/week. Aligned with Kenter Canyon’s Math Curriculum!
Official LAUSD Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Postponed
Join Kenter Canyon students, faculty and staff as we celebrate the opening of the 5 million renovation project we've endured at Kenter Canyon School.  The celebration program will feature Palisdaes High School Marching Band, Superintendent Austin Beutner, LAPD, LAFD, LAUSD and City officials, Kenter students and Kenter leadership groups.  An official inviation will be sent home via your child in a few days.   We hope all Kenter families will be at this event to celebrate a historical moment in our school's history as we showcase our campus to the community and larger District.
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.
New Parent Guide 2018-2019
The New Parent Guide is here.
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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