Coming Up In February at KMS
1st Girls Basketball v. KPMS (3:30 @ KMS)
2nd Advanced Band Chamber Music, 7pm @ KMS
6th Girls Basketball v. GMS (3:30 @ KMS)
PSD Night of Jazz, 6:30pm @ PHS
7th China Night, 7-9:30pm @ PHS
8th Girls Basketball v. HRMS (3:30 @ KMS)
13th Girls Basketball v. KPMS (3:30 @ KPMS)
PSD Choir Festival, 7pm @ Chapel Hill
15th Girls Basketball v. GMS (3:30 @ GMS)
15-16th Kopachuck Drama Club presents ‘Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables’
Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer Sports Packets Due
19-23rd Mid-Winter Break
26th Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer Begin
28th Band & Choir visit Voyager
Navigating Your Child’s Screen Time
If you missed the Kopachuck showing of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, you’re in luck. Two opportunities are available for free.
Communities in School is sponsoring a showing at Key Peninsula Middle School, this Friday, Feb. 2nd, 5:30-8 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
Also, on Wednesday, March 7th, at 6:30 p.m., Harbor Ridge Middle School will host a showing.
Filmmaker and Stanford-trained physician Delaney Ruston has grappled with electronic devices as a parent of teenagers and explores the impact of screen time in this documentary. Bring your whole family to continue this important conversation.
Kopachuck Middle School Drama Club
KMS Drama Club will be performing Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables by Kim Esop Wylie.
Performances will take place on Thursday and Friday February, 15th and 16th from 6-7 pm.
Ticket Sales begin next week (February 5th). $3 for ASB cardholders, $5 everyone else.
See you all there!
Chinese Night Offers Cultural Experience
If you’re looking for a free cultural event for the whole family, middle and high school students will provide entertainment depicting the Chinese culture.
We hope to see you at Peninsula High School, on Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 7-9 p.m. to enjoy food, art and performances.
In addition, Kopachuck will host six Chinese exchange students during the week of Feb. 5-9th. Thank you to our host families for making this experience possible.
Goal Setting is a Focus this Year
Your son or daughter may have told you about their Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) math and ELA goals that they set in the fall. Students used their growth chart to set their goals. These past few weeks, students have been taking their mid-year iReady exams to check their growth.
Learn About Math Instruction
As a Kopachuck parent, you may have some of these questions regarding your student’s math instruction:
Why is my child’s math class so different from the classes I had as a student?
Why isn’t the teacher showing the kids how to do the problems? Why do they have to figure it out on their own?
So what will my child’s math class look like? What will the teacher be doing?
Here are some answers to these questions, “Answers to Parent FAQs About Math”.
PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT Emergency Weather Procedures
The following links can assist with Peninsula School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures.
You may also subscribe to School Report through Public Schools Emergency Communications Systems (PSECS) which will automatically send you an email notifying you of any delays or closures that are posted. To subscribe go to: https://flashalert.net/news.html?id=4261
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
SUP is looking for a Parent Representative from Kopachuck Middle School to join KMS Staff members in a coordinated effort to get information out to voters in our area. If this is something you would be interested in, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact SUP directly at email@example.com
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.
There are several ways to do that – and a very fun option is to attend a SUP Social Night, hosted by a local family. We are very fortunate to have one coming up on this Monday, February 5th in the Rosedale Area, hosted by The Browns – a family with two kids currently attending KMS. Here is the info from their invitation:
Join us on Monday, February 5th, for an opportunity to hear about the upcoming Bond and ask questions of our PSD Board, District Administrators, and local School Principals.
This will be an informative and interactive time in a relaxed setting to become informed about our schools and the plan to provide safe, secure, updated schools for our kids. There are many ways to get involved and support this effort. We’ll explain how!
Great communities make great schools and great schools make great communities!
Please plan on attending this event by clicking here: https://www.evite.com/event/012FPHKE6YEXBUPXGEPH76KM6OS55A/rsvp?utm_campaign=send_sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_source=NA
Thank you so much for your support – together we can do great things.
KPTSA Board 2017-2018
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.