Coming Up In April at KMS
3rd Boys’ Basketball/Girl’s’ Soccer @ KPMS 3:30 pm
5th Boys’ Basketball/Girls’ Soccer @ GMS 3:30 pm
Choir Concert with Elementary Students, 6:30 pm KMS Commons
6th Track Packets Due
8th Grade Registration forms due to LA Teachers
7th CAPE Career and Pathway Expo
9th Track Begins
16- 20th Spring Break
26th 72 Hour Film showing during Pack in KMS gym
Week of May 7th Smarter Balanced Testing
May 21st 8th Grade Science Testing
Registration Is Rolling
Students and families have received registration materials at the end of last week.
- Pack class registration is included on the electives form.
- Computers are available at Kopachuck to complete student registration.
- April 9th: Both 6th and 7th grade online registration completed and signed registration forms to Pack teachers.
- Kopachuck 2018-2019 Registration Information
Track Packets Available- Due by Friday April 6th
Track is the grand finale of Kopachuck sports seasons, and sixth grade students are eligible to join! Participation packets are available at the kiosk outside the main office, and completed packets can be turned it at the main office. Remember that all students must have a current sports physical (within the past two years) to participate!
Illustrative Math Materials on Display at Kopachuck
All middle school math teachers have been participating in a pilot of math materials this year. The two curricular resources piloted were CPM and Illustrative Math. In February, middle school math teachers from across the District met to discuss the pros and cons associated with each of these resources and selected Illustrative Math as the resource they felt will best meet the needs of our students going forward.
The Illustrative Math materials being recommended for adoption will be on display and available to view in the Kopachuck Middle School main office. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to learn more about Illustrative Math during an informational session at the District Office on Tuesday, April 3rd from 4:00-6:00 pm. Please join us! You are also welcome to view the materials at the District Office through Wednesday, April 11th during business hours. Included are one workbook per grade level, comment forms, and parent resource cards.
If you are not able to come in to review the materials on these dates, or if you have further questions about the recommended math materials, you may contact Chaya Venkatesh at 253-530-1029.
8th Grade Event will be held at Miracle Ranch again this year! ASB & Leadership students will be working hard with the administration to create a memorable event for all our 8th graders. We don’t know the exact cost yet, but it will likely be similar to last year. The cost will include a shirt, transportation, lunch, all the fun events at Miracle Ranch, and a snack!
Principal’s Table Talk
As parents and educators working with adolescents, we’re well aware that adolescent brains are pleasure-seeking devices. Their developing brains cause them to be impulsive, and yet their brains are extremely receptive to learning – better than adults’. To read more, go to our Principal’s Table Talk.
Our next KPTSA General Meeting is Monday, May 7th, at 9:15am.
PSD BOND INFO and HOW TO GET INVOLVED
As you are probably aware of by now, there will be a PSD Bond on our April Ballot. After an exhaustive research process, the Peninsula School District (using input from parents, teachers, administrators, consultants and others) has drafted a plan to address the fire/safety concerns and deteriorating conditions of our PSD schools. If you would like a detailed analysis of what they found, please click on the Stand Up for Peninsula Schools (SUP) link here: https://www.standup4schools.org Several critical safety and building needs will be addressed when the Bond passes – including right here at KMS, where we need a need water carrying system upgrade in the event of a fire, a more controlled/safer campus and modernized science classrooms. Every school and every student in PSD will benefit from the Bond’s approval. It is very important that you and all Gig Harbor voters get well-versed on what a vote either way could mean for the future.
Kopachuck Middle School has been offered the following date to help with:
Phone Bank calling
April 10 6-8 pm at Windermere Professional http://allin4kids.bringit.bz/public/92b615
April 12th and 23rd, 4-6 pm, corner of Pt. Fosdick and Olympic.
Stay connected, get involved and make a difference!
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Important Dates to keep in mind:
April 11th& 12: Italian Sodas Sales at Coyote Corner
May 7th: KPTSA General Meeting, 9:15am.
May 7th-11th: Staff Appreciation Week
June: Field Day
Thank you so much for your support – together we can do great things.
Parent District Council
Within District Transfers
ODDS & ENDS
- Your student’s counselors are here to provide support and guidance.
- All prescription or over-the-counter medication need to be kept in the school health office. Please check with the office or school health tech for assistance in the event your student requires medication.
- Students with life-threatening diseases or allergies are strongly recommended to contact the school nurse to create a Health Care Plan.
- As the safety of your students comes first, we ask that all visitors to KMS first check into the school office before entering any campus areas, including portables.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our school office at 530-4100.