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kindergarten registration — April 17


WHEN:  April 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Walls School (and all Kent elementary schools)

 WHO:  Children who will be 5 years old ON or BEFORE August 1, 2019.

WHAT:  The orientation is designed to provide detailed information about programs and sessions. The evening program is for PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY.

Please complete the online 2019-2020 New Student Enrollment Form at The link for additional registration forms is also available on this page.  Completed paperwork WILL NOT be accepted prior to registration night.

Bring in the following original documentation that evening:

  1. Parent/guardian government issued picture ID
  2. Two proofs of residency (i.e. purchase/rental agreement; current utility bill, work pay stub; voter registration card)
  3. Authentic health department copy of the child’s birth certificate or passport
  4. Immunization records 
  5. Custody/guardianship papers (if applicable) time stamped or sealed by the Court.

Questions? Please call Kent Board of Education Registration Office at 330-676-7675 or the school at 330-676-8300.

Spring Picture Day — March 22

SMILE!  Spring Picture Day is coming up on Friday, March 22. 

If you would like your child’s picture taken, please complete the form  that was sent home and return it to the school on Friday, March 22.  There is no need to send money as you will be able to preview the pictures before purchasing. 

Lost your form or didn’t receive one? Just send in note indicating that you would like your child to get his/her picture taken. Please also note the teacher’s name and room number.

Only students with a form and/or note will be photographed.

Please call the office if you have any questions at 330-676-8300.

Book Drive — March 18-April 5

Walls Elementary is having a

March 18 – April 5

Do you have books taking up space on your shelf?

We want the books your child has outgrown.

Please consider donating your child’s gently used books so another student can enjoy them. We are holding a book drive to collect books for our new K-12 summer reading program. New and gently used books can be brought into the school during our two-week book drive. The class that brings in the most usable books will receive a pizza party.

Send books to school with your child, or if you have more than will fit in a backpack, please contact the library to set up a day/time to drop off the books.

What type of books?

We are asking for any books that your child enjoyed (preferably popular books published within the last ten years). You can send: fiction, non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels, and biographies. Please do not include: text books, magazines, coloring books, old faded books, etc.

All usable books will be donated to the Summer Reading Program for Summer 2019. Students in K-12 are invited to join volunteers to read, use Chromebooks for MyON on the Mobile Learning Lab, pick a book to take home, and much more! This program is a response to Summer Slide, or the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.

When and where will Rough Riders Read occur?

It will take place between 3pm – 6pm on select Tuesdays this summer. Look for the KCS Mobile Learning Lab!  Students are welcome to attend any and all of the sessions, but the goal is to have representation/participation around the city.

June 11 – RHS Natatorium     June 25 – Kent Recreation Center  
July 9 – Al Lease Park
July 23 – Longcoy Elementary  August 6 – Location TBD

How can I find out more information about these events?

Please contact the planning team with any questions or comments about Rough Riders Read. More information on the program and how to make donations can be found at   We are so excited to offer this program!  

Terry Clutter 330-676-8333 

New MakerSpace at Walls!

Walls Elementary School is excited to announce that we are building a makerspace for our students in Room 104, and we need your help!

What is a makerspace? “To define a school makerspace by its purpose and simplest of terms, it is a place where young people have an opportunity to explore their own interests; learn to use tools and materials, both physical and virtual; and develop creative projects.” Laura Flemming Worlds of Making

Please send any supplies you no longer need.  

Examples of items that we are in need of:

  • Rubberbands
  • Large wooden craft sticks
  • Duct tape, electrical tape, masking tape, painters tape
  • Wires, pipe cleaners/chenille sticks, wikki stix
  • New batteries (all sizes)
  • Office Supplies: Expo markers, scissors, tape, construction paper, pencils, rulers
  • Toys: legos, building toys, science kits, broken toys, small actions figures, animal figurines
  • Household items: styrofoam cups/plates, foil, wax paper, coffee filters, toothpicks, straws, cereal/soda boxes, plastic solo style cups, plastic spoons, forks, knives
  • Packaging materials such as bubble wrap
  • Cardboard
  • Paper towel tubes, popsicle sticks, paint stir sticks, buttons, origami paper
  • Storage containers: plastic tubs
  • Plastic bags: gallon size, quart size, sandwich size
  • All kinds of glue and glue guns
  • String, ribbon, yarn, beads, material (cloth), felt, scrap booking materials, wall paper, stickers, newspaper, old magazines, stamps and ink

Send the items with your child, or call 330-676-8300 to arrange a time when they can be dropped off.

“Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain – unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions!” Dr. Karyn Purvis