Book Fair Schedule

Remember it is buy one get one free.

Thursday, May 14: Mrs. Stronz, Mrs. Hopkins, Mr. Wollam, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Yehle, and Mrs. Longanecker

Friday, May 15: Mrs. Mitroff (AM and PM), Mrs. Metz, Mrs. Kunkle, Ms. Louis, and Mrs. Bates

Parent Input Card

Soon I will be meeting with classroom teachers to develop class placement for next school year.  Our classes are balanced based on multiple factors.  We do have a parent input card as an avenue for parents to provide input.  This is just one piece of the multiple factors that we look at when placing kids.  The parent input cards are available in the office.

Information you may want to include on the card: (PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A SPECIFIC TEACHER)

1.  Type of classroom atmosphere that matches your child’s learning style.
2.  Special family concerns or other information of which the current teacher is not aware.
3.  Students  from which your child needs to be separated in which the current teacher is not aware.

The parent input cards are due by Friday, May 15,2015.

Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday, April 15 – 4th Grade Reading PARCC Testing

Thursday, April 16 – 5th Grade Reading PARCC Testing

Friday, April 17 – 3rd Grade Math PARCC Testing

Friday, April 17 – 5th Grade to RHS for PI Day

Tuesday, April 21 – 4th Grade Math PARCC Testing

Wednesday, April 22 – 5th Grade Math PARCC Testing

Thursday, April 23 – Kindergarten Registration at 7:00 pm

Friday, April 24 – 5th Grade to Great Lakes Science Center Field Trip

Tuesday, April 28 – 3rd Grade Reading OAA Test

Tuesday, May 5 – 4th Grade Social Studies State Testing

Wednesday, May 6 – 5th Grade Science State Testing

Friday, May 8 – 5th Grade visit Stanton Middle School

Wednesday, May 13 – Stanton Middle School to Visit 5th Graders at Holden

Thursday, May 14 – Kindergarten Celebration

Thursday, May 14 – Book Fair

Thursday, May 14 – 1st Grade Field Trip to Kent Stage

Friday, May 15 – Book Fair

Friday, May 15 – 3rd Grade Field Trip to Cleveland Natural History Museum

Wednesday, May 20 – Kent Free Library to visit Holden Classrooms

Friday, May 22 – 5th Grade Bike Ride

Monday, May 25 – No School

Thursday, May 28 – Last Day for EDK

Friday, May 29 – 2:00 Holden Hall of Fame Induction Assembly

Monday, June 1 – 1:15 Grades 1 and 2 Lions Award Assembly

Monday, June 1 – 2:00 Awards Assembly for Grades 3 and 4

Wednesday, June 3 – Field Day (We will need parent volunteers)

Thursday, June 4 – 5th Grade Awards Breakfast (8:30 Breakfast Beings and 9:00 Awards Beginning)

Friday, June 5 – Last Day for Students – Clap out begins at 3:00

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten “Registration Night” will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Davey, Holden, Longcoy, and Walls Elementary Schools. Parent/guardian(s) must register their child at their assigned attendance area school. Parent/guardian(s) of children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2015, should plan to attend. Registration packets will be available for early pick-up beginning Thursday, April 16, 2015, at each of these buildings. Completed paperwork will not be accepted prior to Registration Night. An “Intradistrict Open Enrollment Application” can be obtained that evening for parent/guardian(s) who may need to have their child attend an elementary school different from the attendance area school.

Parent/guardian(s) must bring the following original documents that evening:

* Government issued picture identification;
* Proof of Residency – Must provide TWO of the following documents with parent/guardian(s) name(s):
* Driver License or State Identification Card (will only be used if the address matches one of the documents listed below)
* Purchase Agreement or Rental Agreement
* Current utility bill
* Work record (pay stub)
* Public assistance (e.g., check stubs, form)
* Voter’s registration card
* An authentic health department copy of the child’s Birth Certificate (hospital birth record not accepted) or Passport;
*  Child’s immunization records;
*  Child’s Social Security card; and
*  Custody or guardianship papers (if applicable). If student is not living with both natural parents, court documentation is required. It must be time-stamped or sealed by the Court.

During “Registration Night,” basic registration forms will be completed and a brief overview of the Kindergarten program will be presented by the building principal and the Kindergarten teacher(s). Materials describing the Kent Parks & Recreation before and after school childcare programs will also be available. Please note that this is a PARENT/GUARDIAN(S) ONLY evening. Kindergarten Orientation and Kindergarten Screening will take place in each elementary school at the start of the new school year. Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to schedule their screening at time of registration. Assignment letters for kindergarten will be mailed in August.

If you are unable to attend “Registration Night,” please contact the school in your attendance area: Davey Elementary, (330) 676-7400; Holden Elementary, (330) 676-8400; Longcoy Elementary, (330) 676-8350; and Walls Elementary, (330) 676-8300, to make other registration arrangements. If you are not sure which school your child should attend, please check our web site at, click on the Parents link and scroll down to Enrollment/Registration for additional instructions or contact our Transportation Department at (330) 676-7690