Very Proud of our Grade 6′s!

June 25, 2014

On Wednesday King Edward celebrated another graduation.  Our grade 6′s are moving on to a new chapter in their lives and we celebrated this wonderful milestone.  The students looked great, the parents were beaming with joy and the staff at KEPS were very proud.  Special thanks to school council for their wonderful donation of locker locks for next year and their help with grad.  Special thanks to Miss Loebsack and Mrs. Harrison for their hard work in preparing for the day.  Hats off to Mrs. Strickland for her delicious treats!  Big lion roar to all the support staff who helped with hair, make-up, and attire – this gang looked stunning!  We look forward to seeing great success for all the grade six students in the years to come.

Bubble Day… a splashing success!

June 24, 2014

King Edward P.S. has the best school council! Today our students had a blast in the last part of the day playing in the water on the playground. And, Ben Roberts certainly made sure that there was plenty of water to get everyone wet. The lazy river, the water balloons, the face painting, the dumping bucket and spray hoses were all very popular. Many thanks to our school council and other volunteers and parents who came out to help with setting up and cleaning up. Bubble Day was a splashing success!

Staff Appreciation Breakfast

June 23, 2014

Today, our school council and many other parents prepared a delicious breakfast to thank KEPS staff for everything they do throughout the year. This special breakfast was a great way to start the day and the week. Thank you for thinking of all us, it is always nice to feel appreciated.

From KEPS staff

Final Reports Go Home

Report Cards were sent home today on Monday, June 23. The information on this report card reflects the achievement of your student from February until June. Please take the time to review the report with your student and complete page 3 with your comments. Please send in Page 3 to your classroom teacher no later than Thursday, June 26.

We have been focusing on providing descriptive feedback to students and you will see some comments that reflect how your student has been responding to feedback and improving their work.

KEPS TRACK AND FIELD!

Our students here at KEPS did wonderful at Track and Field at Jacob Hespler this year.  We were very well represented and the athletes performed at their very best.  There were many red, blue, and yellow ribbons with just as many “personal bests” at all the events!  Great big LION ROAR to all the athletes.  Special thanks to our track and field organizing committee and all their volunteer time – much appreciated!  Check out some of the highlights:

 

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KEPS GETS BUSY ON TWO WHEELS!!

A Huge Thanks to all our Bike Rodeo parent volunteers. Our fourth annual Bike Rodeo couldn’t have happened, let alone been such a fabulous success without you!

Also thanks to Kim who volunteers with Lidz on Kidz, a program run by the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo Wellington (biaww.com), for speaking with the grade ones about helmets and doing helmet checks and fitting. Thank you to the City of Kitchener and Region of Waterloo for providing take home bike related goodies that are being sent home with KEPS students. The Region also provided the Bus N’ Bike Rack to demonstrate to the students how to take a bike on Grand River Transit. If you are interested in a Region bike trail map they will be available on the School Council bulletin Board just inside the front doors of the School.

Recycle Cycles also supported the day by providing a couple free bikes for us to use. Did you know that Recycle Cycles provides inexpensive reconditioned bikes for kids and adults? They will always take donations of any unwanted bikes and their volunteers fix up the bikes and provide them back to the community! For more info go to

http://www.theworkingcentre.org/recycle-cycles/153.

If you would be interested in being a part of the volunteer parent Bike Rodeo committee, we will be looking for interested individuals part way through the next school year. We are always looking for fresh ideas and feedback! Contact us at

kepscouncil@gmail.com.

Have a great summer and cycle safely!!

All Doors Locked: Tuesday, June 24

June 21, 2014

Along with all schools in the region and across the province, King Edward school will have all doors locked 24 hours a day starting in the fall. The purpose of this is to monitor safe access to our school to protect our students and staff. On Tuesday, June 24, we will be piloting the locked door procedure in order to test the process and the equipment.

Breakfast club arrivals begin at 8:40 am. Students may press the intercom to enter the school for breakfast club. Staff will assist students with entering the school at 9:10 am.

Parents and students are encouraged to arrive at school by 9:00 am in order to enter the school with their class on time. If you are late, you will need to enter through the front door using the intercom and report to the office.

There may be delays when you try and enter the school after 9:10 am. We have a very busy office, and during break times, or while dealing with other important issues in the school, there may not be immediate entry into the school after you press the intercom. We ask that you be patient until we are able to respond and open the door for you.

At the end of the day, parents will not be allowed entry to wait in the school for their children. Please find a meeting spot outside in our playground so that your child(ren) can meet with you there.

We ask that parents try and avoid coming to the school to drop off lunches and other items in the middle of the day, as every time you try and enter the school, it causes interuptions in the daily routines and tasks that are required in the office.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.

 

 

Bikes Stolen

June 19, 2014

We are disappointed to report that in the past 3 weeks, we have had 2 separate incidents where bikes have been stolen from our property. In both cases, bikes have been locked up using plastic covered wire types of locking systems. The thief used wire cutters in a matter of seconds to cut the device and run off with the bikes. We have contacted police in both cases. We are recommending that if you bring a bike to school, please use a locking system that has a heavier chain that is covered in plastic. Please note that there has been higher incidence of bike theft in this area in the past few weeks.

King Edward made new Friends from far away!!

June 3, 2014

 

On Monday June 2 King Edward hosted almost 30 Japanese exchange students at our school.  The grade 4′s from Mrs. Ferguson’s class and Mrs. Shortt’s class did a wonderful job ensuring that the Japanese students felt welcomed.  We had a great time sharing our National “pastime” with them and they shared many Japanese cultural activities with all of our students.  Both cultures learned so much about each other.  It was awesome and they were totally engaged.  Special thanks to all our staff who helped make this possible!

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Jump Rope for Heart!

June 2, 2014

King Edward is proud to support the Heart and Stroke foundation by participating in Jump Rope for Heart!  Friday June 6th the whole school will be JUMPIN’!!  Please support our school by making a pledge to one of our students.  All of our students have pledge forms and your support would be very much appreciated.

PLEDGES ARE DUE BY THIS FRIDAY JUNE 6TH.  THANKS TO ALL WHO MAKE PLEDGES!!

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