June Student/Group Spotlight-Math 24 Club

More than 20 third, fourth and fifth grade students at New Garden Elementary School participated in the District’s Math 24 Tournament. It was a great evening and all of the participants did very well. One fifth grade student, Claire Pruitt; two fourth grade students, Jeremy Hsu and Franco Viterbo; and three third grade students, Anthony Bauer, Jason Gannon, and Enzo Viterbo advanced to the final round to represent New Garden Elementary School. Claire placed third among fifth grade students. Jeremy and Franco placed first and third, respectively, among fourth grade students. Anthony placed first, Jason placed second, and Enzo placed third among third grade students.

Claire and Jeremy will represent New Garden Elementary School at the Chester County Math 24 Tournament later this month. We are proud of all of the participants and look forward to next year.

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PA Department of Health Updates Immunization Policy

In March 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health amended its regulations regarding school immunizations. These regulations take effect August 1, 2017 and will impact students for the 2017-2018 school year. The amendments will affect many students in the Kennett Consolidate School District and any student who is not in compliance by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.

Changes taking effect:

  1. The deadline for immunization verification is now the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, August 28th 2017. Previously, school administrators could work with students and families until well into the school year before a student faced exclusion. This is no longer the case. Any student who has not provided proof of immunization by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.
  2. Any student who has only received 3 doses of the polio vaccination will need a 4th dose by August 28, 2017. This amendment could affect students of any grade.
  3. For students entering the 7th grade, vaccinations remain the same (Tdap & Meningitis Vaccines), but are now subject to the new deadline of August 28, 2017.
  4. Seniors in the 2017-2018 school year will now need a meningitis vaccine by August 28, 2017. This is the second of two meningitis vaccines that are required for students.

Letters will be mailed to students informing them of their status. If you have any questions regarding where your child stands, you can contact your school’s nurse before June 14.

  • Bancroft Elementary – Ms. Maureen Orlando, morlando@kcsd.org or 610-925-5715
  • Greenwood Elementary – Mrs. Tricia Harlan, tharlan@kcsd.org or 610-388-5993
  • Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center – Mrs. Kelly Hostetler, khostetler@kcsd.org or 610-444-6285
  • New Garden Elementary – Ms. Patricia Body, pbody@kcsd.org or 610-268-6903
  • Kennett Middle School – Mrs. Diane Shannon, dshannon@kcsd.org or 610-268-5874
  • Kennett High School – Mrs. Kathleen Eginton, keginton@kcsd.org or 610-444-6615 OR Ms. Jane Heemer, mheemer@kcsd.org or 610-444-6615

After June 14, if you have any questions, please contact Diane Shannon, RNC, MSN, School Health Coordinator at dshannon@kcsd.org

If you do not have access to health insurance, contact the Chester County Health Department:

313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380

The medical certificate must be signed by a physician, certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) or physician assistant (PA). If the child will be receiving the immunizations from the Chester County Health Department or other public health department, a public health official may sign the medical certificate.

Again, any student who is not up to date by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.

New Vaccine Requirements 2017 – English

New Vaccine Requirements 2017 -Spanish

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New Garden’s Annual Talent Show

There’s awesome talent at New Garden Elementary School and this was clearly evident at the annual talent show. The staff kicked-off the show with a lip sync battle, and the subsequent acts showed the diversity of New Garden Elementary School’s student population. It was a fantastic Thursday night at Kennett High School.

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First Grade/Fifth Grade Buddy Activity

Who doesn’t love having a buddy?

Mr. Troy Harris’ fifth grade students love to visit their first grade buddies in Mrs. Kimberly Hall’s class. Last week, the two groups met to talk about spring and how they are “blooming” as students. Their visit started with a riveting reading of “Leo the Late Bloomer” by Robert Kraus. After reading the book the students made inferences and made personal connections with their buddies. The students then created flowers detailing all of the ways they have “bloomed” this school year. Everyone had a wonderful time.

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Who Doesn’t Love a Good Bingo Night?

Bingo Night at New Garden Elementary School was a major success, with more than 200 families coming out to play Bingo and win prizes. Five baskets were raffled off and many students went home with nice gifts that they won. Many teachers participated in the evening’s activities by either calling Bingo numbers or playing Bingo.

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Student Spotlight

New Garden Elementary School’s Jump Rope Club is modeled after the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event. The goal is for students to learn to take care of their heart by practicing different jump rope skills. Second and third grade students are invited to participate each year in this energizing after school activity with Learning Support Specialist Miss Hannah Lee and Fifth Grade Teacher Ms. Sarah Squires. Each week students learn new skills, and continue to practice the tricks they have learned in previous weeks. Students learn to jump using the individual, or short ropes, as well as the long rope. Some of the short rope skills include the side swing, skier, bell, jogger, and even a partner jump! On the long ropes, students learn to jump in and out, and also get a chance to try double-dutch. The kids really enjoy creating and naming their own unique tricks as well.

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Spring Book Fair

New Garden Elementary School’s students are excited about books! And they had a great time browsing books at the highly anticipated book fair. Students were extra excited to receive a $5.00 coupon to purchase a new or used book.

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New Garden Versus Greenwood Basketball Game

New Garden Elementary School teachers challenged the Greenwood Elementary School teachers to a friendly game of basketball. After much practice, it seemed like New Garden Elementary School was destined to win; they even had staff cheerleaders who performed at half time. The game was held on neutral territory and the Kennett Middle School gym was filled to capacity. It was a close game with New Garden Elementary School losing by one point.

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