Friday February 5th, 2016

CONTENTS:

  • COMING SOON
  • BIRTHDAYS
  • BULLETINS FROM MRS. BROWN
  • LOOKING INTO THE LEARNING LAB
  • NOTES FROM MS. WIEHL
  • THE TRIG-O-CALCUBRA ROOM
  • BLAKE'S BANDITS
  • STEINBERG'S RADICAL REPTILES
  • MR. REDDISH'S REFINED REPUBLIC OF RADIANCE
  • LEBO'S LIONS
  • DAUTEL'S DAZZLERS
  • MS. C'S CHAMPS
  • THE TRIG-O-CALCUBRA ROOM
  • CHADD MEETING (Support Group for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • CARPOOL
  • SCHOOL CALENDAR
  • KENTWOOD PREP PHONE NUMBERS
  • STAFF EMAIL ADDRESSES

COMING SOON!

  • February 8 – No School – Teacher Workday
  • February 9 – Teen Talk 12:30-2:30 for High School. Rescheduled from February 12th.
  • February 9 – Library for Room 4 – 1:20-2:40
  • February 10 – Van Group Pictures for Yearbook
  • February 11 – Interact Board Meeting @ 2:00
  • February 12 – High School Social Basketball and Mall 4:30-10:30 (must sign up)
  • February 12 – High School Valentine's Day Celebration
  • February 15 – No School – Presidents Day
  • February 16 – Library for Room 3 – 1:20-2:40
  • February 17 – High School Pictures for Yearbook
  • February 17 – High School Meeting for 8th grade Parents 6pm
  • February 18 – Interact Meeting @ 2:00
  • February 18 – Field Day for Entire School 9:30-2
  • February 19 – High School Social Mall and Basketball 4:30-10:30
  • February 22 - 26 – Terra Nova Standardized Testing for High School
  • February 23 – Library for Room 2 – 1:20-2:40
  • February 24 – Lower/Middle School Pictures for Yearbook
  • February 29 – Library for High School
  • March 1 – Library for Room 1 – 1:20-2:40
  • March 2 – MCKAY – Private School Enrollment Deadline for 4th Quarter
  • March 2 – Last Yearbook Meeting @ 2:00
  • March 4 – Registration Deadline for April 9th ACT
  • March 4 – High School PE (Nutrition)

**More events are located at the end of the newsletter

BIRTHDAYS!

  • February 18 – Isaac M.
  • February 20 – Camille C.
  • February 24 – Ms. Osborne
  • February 25 – Victoria W.
  • March 1 – Michael C.
  • March 2 – Sebastian D.
  • March 2 – Jocelyn G.
  • March 6 – Alec F.
  • March 6 – Hunter P.
  • March 8 – Alex B.
  • March 13 – Taesean S.

BULLETINS FROM MRS. BROWN

--NO SCHOOL MONDAY! Reminder…this is a Teacher Workday…there is no school.

--CHANGE THE DATE….The High School meeting for 8th grade parents has been moved from February 17th to February 16th @ 6:00 p.m.

--WEBSITE….we have also added the newsletters to the website so you can see the latest news! There is a calendar on the website as well so you can see the latest events.

--VALENTINE'S DAY ROSES FOR SALE!...Our Interact Club is selling scented decorative roses for Valentine's Day. The price is $2 per rose. Buy one for your friends and family! A form is available in the Front Office.

--CAMP SCHEDULE COMING SOON! The Camp Schedule has been added to our Calendar on our website! This year the camp will only run 5 weeks because of the earlier start of school for the 2016-17 school year.

--TORNADO DRILLS….we've had our share of practice doing Tornado Drills this last month! I have to say I am very proud of the students and how they handled it in such an orderly manner. It's amazing that we had four drills within two days…and have never had before!

Ms. Brown, Office and Community Relations Manager rbrown@kentwoodprepschool.com

LOOKING INTO THE LEARNING LAB….

Greetings from the Learning Lab! It's been a very productive new semester. We're already almost halfway through our novel, "The Best School Year Ever", and it has certainly provided us with a few good laughs, and many new vocabulary words. The trials and tribulations of the Herdman children, the central characters in our novel, have provided us with lots of discussions about how NOT to behave! Individualized tasks are moving along quite successfully, as well. The students are all cruising through their Readers and their Comprehension Series. With regard to our study of Endangered Species, we've added the Blue Whale, the California Condor, the Peregrine Falcon, and the Komodo Dragon to our studies. We are also now embarking on creating a class mural that will depict many of these animals in their habitats. We're also in the process of planning another field trip. Details will follow as soon as we have more definite information. As always, thank you for your continued support and for giving us the opportunity to work with your children.

Ms. Costa
Learning Lab Coordinator
mcosta@kentwoodprepschool.com

NOTES FROM MS. WIEHL

In celebration of Valentine's Day the high school students will be hosting a party on Friday, February 12. This will be a nice way to socialize, end the school week and begin the extended weekend.  Academically in the English class, the students are continuing to work on creative writing, grammar (Run-on sentences and sentence fragments, verbs, adjectives and adverbs). Each student is responsible to pick his or her topic for each written assignment. In Geometry, we are working on Chapter 8 focusing on Pythagorean Theorem, triples, demonstration, and similar triangles, trapezoids, converse of the Pythagorean Theorem. Home work is assigned daily; two essays are due each week. At this time in social studies class, we are beginning to work on our next presentations, which will be a research project on the assigned country. In our Communications class, we are beginning to look at the global environment and the intercultural world in which we live.  They were given the appropriate questions to ask, and are now learning how to schedule an appointment and all of the guidelines required for the assignment.  The interview can be conducted in-person, by telephone or email communication.  In class, the students have been given the opportunity to ask the same questions to another classmate, which will then be presented to the entire class. We have scheduled multiple field trips during and after school hours please sign the permission slips and send them back to us with the payment ASAP. In the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays we are offering the study hall time after school till 4:30 to the high school students to complete pending make up work. On Mondays and Wednesdays we rotate the groups for computer time educational technology. During that time the students have the opportunity to complete the research part of any assigned project work, practice for SAT/ ACTs. As always, I am here to be of assistance whenever needed.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions or concerns. 

Ms. Wiehl, Room 7 Teacher
Assistant Principal – High School
zwiehl@kentwoodprepschool.com

BLAKE'S BANDITS

Wow, I am amazed that is it already February.  The beginning of this year has sure flown by!  I hope everybody is having a wonderful new year.  The high school students are hard at work.  In math class, we continue progress monitoring of math skills.  Topics students continue working on include fractions, ratios, percentages, order of operations,  algebraic equations, adding and subtracting polynomials, dividing and multiplying polynomials, graphs and story problems.  In English class we are continuing to read "Robinson Crusoe" and discussing the story elements including setting and plot.  We also continue to focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary skills, as well as grammar skills.  In writing we are busy with creative writing and it has been so exciting and fun to watch the students develop their writing. In the Geography classes, we are wrapping up our studies of South America and will begin to study Mexico and Central America soon.  We also will begin our Countries around the World Tour group research projects, and more information will be following soon!  I am super excited to see the students work as a team and present their findings.  We have a wonderful field trip this week and I am super excited for our students to experience the Native American Pow Wow!

Ms. Blake, Room 5 Teacher
jblake@kentwoodprepschool.com

STEINBERG'S RADICAL REPTILES

Hello again. The time is just flying by! We are almost done with our next novel: "Hatchet". A "coming of age type of story where a young teen, Brian, is stranded alone on an Island when the pilot who was flying him to visit his father after his parents' new divorce dies of a heart attack mid-flight. At first, Brian doesn't know how to take care of himself and has no desire to live.  As the novel progresses, and Brian's character learns through trial and error, he is able to not only take care of himself, but thrive.  After a moose attack and a tornado, all in the same afternoon, all of his hard work is ruined and Brian realizes that he does have the will to live and can recreate everything that he lost.  While we read this novel, we are focusing on Personification as the animals, the forest, and most importantly, Brian's hatchet take on very important human characteristics.  A few students have already asked me about The TerraNova test.   Please remind your students not to be stressed about this test. We will review different ways to approach this test and test taking skills that will help them.  The only way that you, the parents, can help is by making sure that the students get a good night's sleep the previous night and ate a well-balanced breakfast. Leave the rest to us. They'll do just fine.  In math we continue to work on the basics of geometry, ratios, and are still working on our pre-algebra skills.  As the school year has passed the half year mark, we need to remember to get our homework done. Language arts homework is always written in the agenda on Monday and math homework is going home most days.  In Science . . . yes, we made slime.  BUT what we were actually doing was combining molecules.  It just resulted in slime, which is always fun.  Who doesn't love slime!?  In Social Studies, we have been discussing the origins, similarities, and differences between the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, and The Mayflower Compact.  Social Skills continue not only during structured class in the afternoon, but throughout the day, constantly reviewing what is and is not "age-appropriate".

Ms. Steinberg, Room 3 Teacher
esteinberg@kentwoodprepschool.com

MR. REDDISH'S REFINED REPUBLIC OF RADIANCE

A little update from our class... The students are enjoying themselves as we read about the adventures of Matilda as she and her peers have to battle the evil Ms Trunchbull. The students have drawn many parallels between the characters in the book to people they know in real life. Language arts class is in the middle of writing a foal expository essay, following the entire writing process, you will be able to see these final drafts once completed as a copy will be sent home for your enjoyment. The math group this year continues to let me push them into more and more challenging topics, the students are really excited and interested in how all their skills thus far are culminating into larger more complex problems. In Social studies we continue to explore ancient history and how it relates to society today. All very good work and I'm excited to see what the future will hold for our academics!

Mr. Reddish, Room 2 Teacher
jreddish@kentwoodprepschool.com

LEBO'S LIONS

The students continue to do a very good job as we begin the month of February. The English class is progressing well with The Hobbit. They recently completed their first unit quiz (chapters 1-4), and the grades were quite good. In addition, we have been working a good bit on prepositions, prepositional phrases, and different kinds of sentences. Nonfiction reading comprehension is the emphasis in language arts. We have been paying particular attention to inference questions. The students are getting much better with this. Adjectives and adverbs have also been a point of emphasis during this period. Word problems, particularly developing equations from the word problem, are a big part of the math class. This is an excellent way to show the real world application of math. The class has also been spending time reviewing negative numbers, operations, and rounding. In science, we have been discussing environmental matters. For example, the students learned about oil spills, nuclear accidents, and the tragic outcomes that result from such incidents. We also recently completed a lab that showed how oil and water do not mix. The students did well with this, and they did a good job completing their lab reports. Economics continues to be emphasized in social studies as the students learn about the different types of businesses, their part in society, and the role of banks. Social skills is an important part of each class. However, we have been spending more time, as of late, discussing how to deal with conflict among friends, "taking and giving", and being respectful of "house rules". As always, we emphasize the importance of applying what is learned in social skills to situations inside and outside of school. Overall, the students are doing well, and I am very proud of them!

Mr. Lebo – Room 4 Teacher
Guidance and Assistant Principal - Lower/Middle School
mlebo@kentwoodprepschool.com

DAUTEL'S DAZZLERS

In Ms. Dautel's reading class we are reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The children are really enjoying it! In Ms. Dautel's language arts class we are working on spelling words with long vowel sounds (a, e, i, o and u). In Ms. Dautel's math class we are working on money. The children like that it is something they will use forever and have seen before. In Ms. Dautel's skills class we are working on ways to be nice to each other and how to tell someone if something is bothering you. In Ms. Dautel's science class we are finishing chapter 2 about electricity and atoms. We are having a great time!

Ms. Dautel, Room 1 Teacher
jdautel@kentwoodprepschool.com

MS. C'S CHAMPS

Third semester is moving along so fast This semester is creative writing in English class. We have wrote about a wide range of topic including Urban Myths, space exploration, the origin of idioms, inspirational quotes, and time traveling. We are coming close to the end of our novel "Robinson Crusoe ". We also got to view the film version of our novel and compared the two. We continue to learn about the elements of literature and are perfecting our grammar skills. We also moved to Section "C". As a reminder to everyone 10 new vocabulary words are given at the beginning of the week and we have a quiz on them on Fridays. Also, every Tuesday and Thursday homework essays are due!  In math class we are powering through Algebra and just finished our chapter 1 review. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers are a breeze for my class! They are even conquering exponents. I look forward to our Movie at Lantana Beach for our field trip and know we will have a blast at Fridays Field day.

Ms. Cardullo, High School Teacher
mcardullo@kentwoodprepschool.com

THE TRIG-O-CALCUBRA ROOM

I am back :) I missed Kentwood staff and students so much while I was gone.  The High School Trigonometry class has moved on from Trig to Pre-calculus. We have been learning about functions of x, graphing quadratic functions polynomial functions and rational functions.   The students seem to really enjoy the challenge and are grasping the new concepts with ease. In Pre-Algebra we have reviewed basic concepts of algebra and are moving on to more challenging material.  We are currently learning how to use the order of operations and how to do distribution. We have learned a new graphing technique called point, slope form.  The students enjoy graphing and will be graphing linear equations by the end of the next term.  We also continue to work with integers, adding and subtracting integers and multiplying integers. We will continue to review concepts learned in the past so that we do not forget the fundamentals while we learn new concepts. Glad to be back!

Ms. Osborne, High School Teacher
sosborne@kentwoodprepschool.com

Strategies Adults and Students Can Use to Assist Them on a Daily Basis to Alleviate Symptoms of Their ADHD

Dr. Brandi Rials from Palm Beach Behavioral Health & Wellness is our hostess for our February meeting. Adults and parent of students with ADHD can both benefit from our discussion lead by Dr. Rials regarding strategies you can use on a daily basis to assist with the symptoms of ADHD.

Dr. Rials specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, social interaction problems, disordered eating patterns, and academic concerns. She offers therapeutic services for individuals, groups and families and conducts developmental, diagnostic and psycho-educational evaluations. Additionally, she provides consultation services, trainings, and APA continuing education presentations for providers in the community. Dr. Rials subscribes to a holistic approach to treatment, incorporating social, emotional, academic, nutritional and physical activity components to her recommendations and interventions.

Support Group for Parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Special Location: Palm Beach Behavioral Health & Wellness
345 Jupiter Lakes Blvd. Suite 302A 
Jupiter, FL  33458
T:  561-429-2397
info@pbbhw.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Bring a friend!  All parents welcome.

Meeting Coordinator: Karen Holme: 561-718-1884.
You may reply to this email.

 RSVP's appreciated

Palm-Beach@chadd.net 

DIRECTIONS:  From Indiantown Road and I95 in Jupiter, go east on Indiantown Road, 3.5 miles.  Turn south (right) on Military Trail, 0.7 miles. Turn east (left) on Jupiter Lakes Blvd. 0.3 miles.  Make a U-turn and 345 Jupiter Lakes Blvd will be on your right.

Children and Adults with AD/HD (CHADD) is a national, non-profit, tax exempt 501c(3) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.  CHADD believes that information about products, services, publication, medication and treatments should be made available to its members so they can make informed decisions for themselves and their families.  As such, CHADD does not endorse products, services, publications, medications or treatments.

CARPOOL LIST

If you find a location that might interest you for carpooling, contact the Front Office with the # listed by the location and we will give you the contact information.

1. Hypoluxo and Hagen Ranch Road (Smith Farm) – Can drive in a.m. only
2. Yamato/Congress or Glades/St. Andrews – Can drive in a.m. or p.m.
3. Lake Worth Road and 441 – Can drive either in a.m. or p.m.
4. Lantana and Jog – Can drive in a.m. only.
5. Jog Road and Boynton Beach Blvd. – can drive either a.m. or p.m.
6. Gateway and Jog – Can drive a.m. or p.m.
7. Hypoluxo and Congress – Can drive a.m. only
8. Hagen Ranch Road and Lantana/Hypoluxo Roads – can drive p.m. only
9. Lyons Road and Hypoluxo – can drive p.m. only
10. Jog and Hypoluxo or Hypoluxo and Military – can drive p.m. only
11. Linton Avenue (East of 95) and Atlantic Avenue (East of 95) – can drive a.m. or p.m.
12. 441 or SR7 and Forest Hill Blvd. – can drive in a.m. only
13. 441 and Lake Worth Road
14. Lantana and Military or Haverhill and Lake Worth – can drive a.m. only
15. Palmetto Park Road and NW 4th Avenue – can drive p.m. only
16. Ocean Avenue and A1A – can drive either a.m. or p.m.
17. Palmetto/Glades Road and Powerline – can drive in morning only

2015-16 SCHOOL CALENDAR

  • March 7-11 – Terra Nova Standardized Testing for Lower/Middle School
  • March 7 – Library for High School
  • March 8 – Library for Room 4 – 1:20-2:40
  • March 9 – Dress Down for Scholarship - $5
  • March 10 – Interact Board Meeting @ 2:00
  • March 11 – High School PE (Personal Training)
  • March 11 – High School Social Basketball 4:30-10:30
  • March 14 – Library for High School
  • March 15 – Field Day for Entire School – 9:30-2
  • March 16 – No School – Parent Conferences
  • March 17 – No School – Parent Conferences
  • March 18 – March 28 - No School – Spring Break
  • March 29 – No School – Teacher Workday
  • April 4 – Library for High School
  • April 5 – Library for Room 3 – 1:20-2:40
  • April 8 – Registration Deadline for May 7th SAT
  • April 8 – No School – Teacher Workday
  • April 11 – Library for High School
  • April 12 – Library for Room 2 – 1:20-2:40
  • April 14 – Field Day for Entire School
  • April 14 – Interact Board Meeting @ 2:00
  • April 15 – High School PE (Roller Skating) – 9:30-1
  • April 18 – Library for High School
  • April 19 – Library for Room 1 – 1:20-2:40
  • April 21 – Interact Meeting @ 2:00
  • April 22 – High School PE (Bowling) – 10-1
  • April 25 – Library for High School
  • April 26 – Library for Room 4 – 1:20-2:40
  • April 28 – Field Day for Entire School – 9:30-2
  • May 2 – Library for High School
  • May 2 through May 6 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3 – Library for Room 3 – 1:20 – 2:40
  • May 5 – Registration Deadline for June 4th SAT
  • May 6 – Registration Deadline for June 11th ACT
  • May 6 – High School PE (Mini Golf) – 10:30-1
  • May 9 – Library for High School
  • May 10 – Library for Room 2 – 1:20-2:40
  • May 11 – Dress Down for Scholarship - $5
  • May 12 – Field Day for Entire School – 9:30-2
  • May 12 – Interact Board Meeting @ 2:00
  • May 16 – Library for High School
  • May 17 – Library for Room 1 – 1:20-2:40
  • May 19 – Interact Meeting @ 2:00
  • May 20 – High School PE (Beach) – 9:30-2
  • May 22 – Graduation and Awards Ceremony
  • May 23 – Library for High School
  • May 24 – Library for Room 4 – 1:20-2:40
  • May 26 – Field Day for Entire School 9:30-2
  • May 27 – Last Day of School
  • May 30 – Memorial Day
  • May 31 – Make Up Classes
  • June 6 – July 15 - Summer Camp (tentative)
  • June 13 – July 8 – Summer School (tentative)
  • July 1 – No Camp – Independence Day Holiday
  • July 4 – No Camp – Independence Day

**All Dates are subject to change

KENTWOOD PREP PHONE NUMBERS & CONTACTS
Office – 561-649-6141 (8-4:30)
Fax – 561-649-6142
Aftercare Line – 561-309-7708 (from 3:15-5:30)
Mrs. Lent, Business Manager – 561-649-6178 (8-4:30)
Mrs. Lent's Fax – 561-649-6142
Embroidery Plus – 561-439-8943 (school uniforms and PE Uniforms) Hours: 8-4:30
Embroidery Plus email: embpls@aol.com
Embroider Plus: Their new address is 824 W. Lantana Road (East of I-95 in the Domino's Pizza plaza.)
Facebook – Kentwoodprep Lantana
Website: Kentwoodprepschool.com
Interact Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/interactofficial
REC CENTER DOOR:  6192 B3
FRONT OFFICE DOOR: 6210 D4.
CAFETERIA: 6210 D1
STAFF EMAILS

Ms. Blake – jblake@kentwoodpreschool.com
Ms. Brown – rbrown@kentwoodprepschool.com
Mr. Caiazzo – tcaiazzo@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Cardullomcardullo@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Caskill – acaskill@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Costa – mcosta@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Dautel – jdautel@kentwoodprepschool.com
Mr. Fein – gfein@kentwoodprepschool.com
Mr. Lebo – mlebo@kentwoodprepschool.com
Mrs. Lent – rlent@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Osborne – sosborne@kentwoodprepschool.com
Mr. Reddish – jreddish@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Savoia – rsavoia@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Shope – eshope@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Steinberg – esteinberg@kentwoodprepschool.com
Ms. Wiehl – zwiehl@kentwoodprepschool.com

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