KES Update - 5/16/24


KES Update August 25th, 2023

KES Update - May 16, 2024

Hello KES Families!

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, I wanted to send an additional newsletter with important dates, reminders, and information that may be helpful for your planning purposes.

Lots to look forward to in a short amount of time. The end of the school year is bittersweet, but we will enjoy each day ahead together!

We enjoyed our last ALL SCHOOL MORNING MEETING today! I am sharing some pictures of the engagement, excitement, dancing, singing, and togetherness. A special thank you to Mrs. Filla, Mr. Lasecki, 5th grade leaders, Mrs. Molchen and her 3rd grade class for planning and facilitating, and our entire Hornet family for their participation!

Important Dates

May 20 - 3rd Grade Field Trip

May 20 - Board Mtg.

May 21 - A fun surprise assembly for students at school!

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

May 29 - Last day for students

New this year - Dark Room Art Room!

Be sure to stop into the art room to see the amazing dark room that Ms. Jacobucci and her students created!

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.

End of Year Information and Reminders:
  • If you have any overdue KES library books at home, please send them in.
  • Please be sure to check IC for any fees that still need to be paid.
  • Please check the lost and found pictures below. All items that are not claimed by the last day of school will be donated.
  • There have been some questions about the drive-in movie night. In efforts to include all students in the special opportunities that the end of the year brings, we planned for two new and fun events this year: The Kona Ice Truck visit (last week), and we have a surprise assembly planned (with the help of student council) for next week for the entire school! We usually hold a food drive for the movie night, but we did this earlier in the year, which was very much appreciated by Kirtland Area Service Council.
  • For family fun, we have expanded what was previously known as the Spring Celebration of Learning, to include a variety of activities for families to participate in and enjoy together at StarBooks night!
Pick up Line Reminders - Please Read!

Please keep these things in mind as you are picking your child(ren) up after school:

  • Please do not park at the Visitor's Center to pick your child up from KES after school. The Visitor's Center is not our space to occupy. We understand that the pick up line can be long, but we really need your cooperation with following the procedure in place at KES.
  • Please stay in your car and move through the line in front of KES.
  • 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.
  • Wait for a staff member to cross you.

We are happy to help anyone who needs it!

We just really want to make sure that the line moves quickly and that everyone stays safe.


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.

pdfErin's Law - KES - 2023-2024.pdf
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A couple of reminders from the KES office...
  • Regarding birthdays and lunch, please keep in mind that we do not have group celebrations in the lunch room. We always welcome a parent or special lunch guest, if you wish, but we ask that you only bring in food for your child.
  • 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.
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.

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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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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!

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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.

pdfLead Safe Ohio Flyer.pdf
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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
Kirtland Elementary School

Kirtland Elementary School

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