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There will be no school for students Monday, December 22, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015 due to the Holiday Recess Classes will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.


Red Ribbon Week
by Kristy Markham, Elementary Teacher
Kendall Elementary students celebrated Red Ribbon Week during the week of Oct. 27-31. Red Ribbon Week is a drug awareness week held each year in tens of thousands of schools across the nation. It is a week where schools focus on educating young people about the dangers and consequences of drugs. Red Ribbon Week was started in 1985 in memory of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena to honor his drug enforcement efforts. More information about Red Ribbon Week and DEA Agent Camarena can be found on the website: www.redribboncoalition.com.

Kendall's focus for Red Ribbon Week was making good choices. Students and staff participated in events based on the daily themes. Monday's theme was "I Can Make Good Choices." This day kicked off our discussions about making positive choices in our lives. It also kicked off our canned food drive to benefit the Kendall Food Pantry. Other daily themes were "One School, One Goal, Bully and Drug Free," "I'm a Jean-ius, I'm Drug Free," and "Team Up Against Drugs." Students enjoyed participating in the daily themes. Students and staff also signed a star that signified their promise to make good choices in their lives. These stars will be used to create a yearlong display outside the Elementary Gymnasium. Please stop and see our pledge wall when you are in the building.

Red Ribbon Week was a great success again this year. Students participated in age-appropriate discussions about healthy choices and avoiding drugs and bullying. Students and staff also donated 369 food items to the Kendall Food Pantry. Great job, Kendall Elementary!



Chores are an important part of growing up. Completing tasks at home teaches life skills and allows children to contribute to the running of the household. Chores also support your child's academic life. As a preschooler, chores give practice with sorting, matching and patterning. Elementary school age children gain a sense of responsibility and organization. They learn that contributing to the completion of household chores gives them a sense of satisfaction. High school children lead busy lives with school, homework and extracurricular activities. Continuing to be responsible for household chores develops time management skills that will benefit their adult life. {read more}

Response to Intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions about an individual student. (NASDSE, 2006) It is a problem solving model in which general education, Title 1, and special education teachers work together to identify and design intervention plans to accelerate the learning of at-risk students. Read the The Kendall Elementary School RTI Model