KES Update - 5/10/24


KES Update August 25th, 2023

KES Update - May 10, 2024

Hello KES Families! We have enjoyed such beautiful weather this week! Field Day is next week, so let's hope for more sunshine. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our AMAZING KES staff! Thank you to the PTA for providing many treats that were enjoyed throughout the week by all staff. Also, thank you to the local companies, Bake by Cristina, Pulp and Candy Cloud, for donating goodies for the staff to enjoy!

It was such a pleasure to welcome the Kona Ice Truck yesterday. Shaved ice for the entire school! We have some other end of the year events planned for our students to enjoy too. Stay tuned!

The busy days of May are here, so please use this newsletter as a resource to keep track of all of our events. We have field trips, concerts, culminating activities, and our Spring Celebration of Learning coming up. Thank you for always being here to support the learning that is taking place. We are grateful for you!

Important Dates

May 14 - KES Field Day

May 15 - Field Day (rain date)

May 15 - K Kids meeting 3:30

May 16 - Kindergarten concert 6pm and 1st grade concert 7pm

May 17 - 3rd and 4th grade field trips

May 23 - Spring Celebration of Learning 4:30-7:30 (please note your child's specific classroom visit time in the invitation below)

May 23 - S'Cool Play 7:30

May 28 - 5th Grade Promotion and DARE Graduation - 9:15


Updated 24-25 Calendar

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A Message from Mrs. Filla

It is hard to believe, but we are on our final Action for Happiness Calendar of the school year! This month is titled Meaningful May, it has many activities that encourage giving back to others and to your community. If you take part in the calendar and would like a chance to win a gift card from a local business please complete this form here by May 24th.

Reminder - Missing Library Books, Student Fees and Latchkey Fees!

We are noticing some of the library shelves are missing books as the year moves along. Please help by looking for any KES books that may be at home longer than they should be, and send them back to school.

Please be sure to check IC for any fees that still need to be paid. Thank you!

Parent Input Request Form 24-25

As we begin the process of wrapping up the current school year, we can't help but begin to think about next year. Part of that process is the discussion of class placements. Classes are constructed in a thoughtful manner using data and input from current teachers at KES. We take many factors into consideration and feel it is very important that your input is factored into our thought process. You know your child best!
Although we do not make guarantees regarding specific teacher requests, it is important to have as much information about each child as possible before the class list formulation begins. We encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns regarding your child's personality, their ideal learning environment, and their social and emotional needs.
We recognize that parents/guardians are a valuable source of information to add to our knowledge about what works best for each student. If you are interested in providing your insights (not just a request for an individual teacher), please complete this form by May 10, 2024. Thank you!

Erins Law

Ohio law requires developmentally appropriate instruction in child sexual abuse prevention, dating and sexual violence prevention to be included in schools' prescribed curriculum. Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, schools are required to provide developmentally appropriate instruction in child sexual abuse prevention to students in grades K through 6 and sexual violence prevention education during health education to students in grades 7 through 12. This will take place for all KES students early next week. Linked below is a letter detailing the application of this education for students in grades K-5 at KES. Please review.

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Incoming Kindergarten Information

If you have an incoming Kindergartener for the 24-25 school year, please complete this google form!

Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Tuesday August 13 at 10:00 at KES in Hornet Hall.

Kindergarten Screening Dates will be Thursday August 15 and August 16 by appointment, at KES. We will send a Signup Genius to all incoming Kindergarten parents soon.

All of the information that incoming Kindergarten families need will be shared out in a separate e-mail in May.

A note from the clinic...

We are currently seeing an increase in illness within our community and schools such as Strep throat, Conjunctivitis or pink eye, and the influenza. Please help us to control the spread of illness by keeping your student home if they experience any of the following:

- fever (100.4 and above)

-Vomiting or diarrhea

-persistent cough

-redness, irritation, and discharge from the eye

-General illness symptoms that prevent your child from participating in routine classroom activities.

Your student may return to school when:

-Symptoms are improving and they are feeling well enough to participate in normal activities.

-Fever free for at least 24 hours without use of a fever-reducing medication

-At least 24 hours since the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.

Please contact the clinic with any questions or concerns.

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pdfBoys Bball Camp 2024 flyer.pdf
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pdfWWD Flyer 2024 .pdf
Wickliffe Water Devils Registration
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Be sure to check out the artsonia gift shop to purchase custom keepsakes as gifts, just in time for Mother's Day! Artsonia donates 20% of purchases to our school art program, so thank you for your support! Be sure to use code MDAY24 to save 15% off one item. Orders must be put in by May 5th.

Hornet Happy Birthday Signs!

Celebrate the birthday of someone special with fun yard signs! (includes a Birthday Hornet sign, Happy Birthday sign, and balloons sign) Junior After Prom committee will place the signs in your yard the evening before the requested date and pick-up the following evening.

$25 suggested donation

Cash OR check (made out to Kirtland Afterprom/junior class on memo) OR Venmo @Jackie-DaltonTurk

Contact Hettie Carestio at 440-725-9391 or [email protected]

Complete Google Form at


Tuesday, May 28th

Junior Mock Interview Day

Volunteers are needed to conduct mock interviews for our 11th grade students.

If interested, please complete the Mock Interview Day Sign Up or contact

Mrs. LaVerde ( or Mrs. Prosuch (

Thank you!

A couple of reminders from the KES office...
  • Please be sure to call the office to report absences. We are very concerned when students are absent, and want to be sure we know they are safe.
  • Please be sure that your child knows how he/she is getting home each day. Be sure to indicate it on the calendar in the take-home folder as well.
  • For dismissal changes, contact the KES office before 2:00 so that we can adjust our lists and let the teachers know.
Drop off and Pick up - Car riders

The drop off and pickup line for car riders is growing. We are thankful to have parents who enjoy driving students to and from school, but we really need your help in order to ensure safety.

Please keep these things in mind:

  • Stay in your car and move through the line.
  • Pull all the way up to where the staff member is standing (near the high school).
  • Adjust car seats/boosters so that your child can get in the car from the passenger side.
  • Never allow your child to cross traffic when getting in or out of the car.

We are happy to help anyone who needs it! We just want to make sure that the line moves quickly and that everyone stays safe.


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Kirtland Public Library Updates

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Lake County has recently announced a new program that aims to protect families from the dangers of toxic lead. The Lead Safe Ohio program includes construction-related lead mitigation activities (such as window and door replacement, siding enclosure, etc.) for single-family and multi-family homes, childcare facilities, and congregate shelters. This program is administered by the Ohio Department of Development, in coordination with Ohio Department of Health. The Lake County Planning & Community Development Department is implementing the program locally.

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Summer Sidekicks Programs

Our Summer Sidekicks programs are open for enrollment! Our FREE program is designed for grade 1-6 students to prevent the summer slide through engaging review and enrichment activities in June. With fun weekly themes, students will stay interested and involved while participating in a summer camp-style program. They'll rotate through stations focused on Mathematics, English Language Arts/Reading, Science, Arts, and Physical Recreation, ensuring a well-rounded experience. We also bring in reverse field trips and community partners to provide meaningful activities and lessons. Don't miss out! Visit our website for more information and help us spread the word by sharing the flyers below with interested students and families. Thank you!

Geauga County Summer Sidekicks Program flier
Lake County Summer Sidekicks Program flier

Kirtland Local School District Strategic Plan
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