Third Grade Visits Ashland Nature Center

Recently, third grade students spent a beautiful day at Ashland Nature Center as a culminating activity to their Native American and water cycle units. They spent the first half of the day learning about the Lenni Lenape, who once lived in our area. The students hiked through the fields learning about how Native Americans found food, and made clothing and shelter by using the natural resources around them.

The second part of the day was spent learning about marshes, ponds, and streams. The boys and girls used nets to catch newts, tadpoles, and other interesting creatures, and discussed how these animals adapt to the different waters they live in. The third grade students had a great day learning outside of the classroom and had a blast!

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Elementary Instrumental Parent Information/Rental Night

Elementary Instrumental Parent Information/Rental Night

Wednesday, September 12

Kennett High School Auditorium

6:30-8:00 pm

If you have any questions, please email:

Michelle Strickland (band instruments)- mstrickland@kcsd.org

Elisa Mata (strings instruments)- emata@kcsd.org

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Two Students Honored at the KEA Awards

At the 27th Annual Kennett Education Association’s Scholarship and Awards Reception, two current students at New Garden Elementary School were awarded a certificate and gift card. Mr. Troy L. Harris and Mrs. Mary Ella Verdes acknowledged both of these students in a speech which highlighted their academics and school citizenship. The evening ended with a reception that included cake and iced tea in the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center’s library.

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Fifth Grade’s Wax Museum

Fifth grade students at New Garden Elementary School recently created a wax museum. After choosing a famous person,the students used materials from the library media center to write a biographical report. On the day of the wax museum, the students used props and costumes to become their famous person. Then, they stood very still – like a figures in a wax museum – waiting for someone to “push” their button to make them come alive. Once their buttons were pushed, the students would recite their speeches about their famous person’s lives. This amazing biographical project will be remembered and cherished by all students.

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Crime Victims Center of Chester County Visits New Garden

The Crime Victims Center of Chester County (CVC) visited New Garden Elementary School to discuss internet bullying and internet safety. Representatives from CVC visited third, fourth and fifth grade classes. Topics of discussion included safe places to click on while internet surfing, things that the students should not share online, and what the students should to do if they get an uncomfortable message while online. It was a valuable visit for the students.

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Second Grade Sponsors “Hat Day” to Save the Rainforests

Second grade students at New Garden Elementary School have been diligently studying the environment. One of the culminating projects from this study was a fundraiser to save the rain forests. Students were asked to donate a dollar, and in turn, were allowed to wear any type of hat for the day. Two hundred and fifty-two dollars was raised as a result of this great event, and as you can see from the pictures, everyone had fun for a worthy cause.

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