School Picture Day: Sept. 15

September 15, 2017 is school picture day!

An order form will be sent home and you may also use the form to order online ahead of time.

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August is Attendance Awareness Month

Phoenix #1 proclaimed August “Attendance Awareness” month because we understand the strong relationship between good attendance at school and student achievement.
In fact, studies show that students with poor attendance in the early years tend to struggle with achievement throughout the rest of their school years. And, good attendance leads to high school graduation!

For more information, please read here about the effects of poor attendance.

Meet Mayra, Univision Student of the Week

Mayra is one of Kenilworth School’s 2017 Univision Students of the Week! Learn more about Mayra’s impact on Kenilworth School in the video below.

Partnering to Test the Drinking Water on Our Campuses

May 11, 2017

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we have been working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to conduct screening programs to determine if there is a presence of lead in school drinking water. ADEQ is coordinating with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems and public schools to proactively conduct these screening tests.

Kenilworth School drinking water was tested. There were no samples obtained that indicated a presence of lead in the drinking water above 15 parts of lead per billion parts of water (15 ppb). This is the level that is in compliance with federal drinking water standards.

We are pleased with these results. We will continue to work with ADEQ to insure the drinking water on our campuses is safe for students and staff. The safety and health of our students and staff is our number one priority.

Should you have further questions regarding this topic, there is information available at azdequ.gov/LeadScreeningProg or you can speak to Principal, Mr. Anthony Pietrangeli or call my office at 602-257-2912.

Sincerely,
Mr. Larry Weeks,
Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1

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17 de noviembre de 2017

Estimadas Familias y Comunidad de Phoenix #1;

En el Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix, hemos estado trabajando con el Departamento de Calidad Ambiental de Arizona (cuyas siglas en inglés son ADEQ) para llevar a cabo programas de investigación para determinar si hay presencia de plomo en el agua potable de las escuelas. ADEQ está coordinando con varias agencias estatales y locales, sistemas públicos de agua y escuelas públicas para llevar a cabo proactivamente estas pruebas de detección.

Se revisó el agua potable de la Escuela Kenilworth. Ninguna de las muestras obtenidas indicó la presencia de plomo en el agua potable superior a 15 partes de plomo por mil millones de partes de agua (15 ppb). Este es el nivel que cumple con las normas federales del agua potable.

Estamos satisfechos con estos resultados. Seguiremos trabajando con ADEQ para asegurar que el agua potable en nuestras escuelas es segura para los estudiantes y el personal. La seguridad y la salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal es nuestra prioridad número uno.

Si usted tiene más preguntas sobre este tema, hay información disponible en azdequ.gov/LeadScreeningProg o usted puede hablar con el Director, el Sr. Anthony Pietrangeli o llamar a mi oficina al 602-257-2912.

Atentamente,
Sr. Larry Weeks,
Superintendente, Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix

You are invited to the Super Cool AZ SciTech Festival! March 10

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During parent teacher conferences on March 10 from 2:00-5:00pm, we will transform the front courtyard area of the Super Cool Kenilworth School into an AZ SciTech Festival Signature event. AZ SciTech Festival website

This event will include our student afterschool STEAM clubs presenting their thinking and learning with interactive exhibits.

In addition to the student exhibits our learning partners in the professional field join in. We will have professional exhibits alongside of our student exhibits that include:

  • The AZ Science Center
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Flite Factory (build your own drone)
  • Carters Farm: petting zoo and pony rides
  • The AZ Humane Society
  • United Health Care

To add to the excitement entertainment will include:

  • Student performances
  • Face Painters
  • Balloon Artists
  • Magician
  • Game Trucks

Our AZ SciTech Festival event is a celebration of our efforts to grow our STEAM identity at the Super Cool Kenilworth School. For a group 28 sixth grade female students, the event begins offsite with a field trip to the “Girls Have IT” day at Xavier College. Girls Have IT website This group will return at 3:15pm to join in with our event.

2017 Flu Letter

February 21, 2017

The flu is hitting us late this year compared to the rest of the United States.   A combination of the following symptoms could mean you have the flu:

Fever (usually high)

Headache

Feeling very tired

Dry cough

Sore throat

Runny or stuffy nose

Muscle aches

Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are more common in children

In our schools we have been seeing a lot of students with fevers, coughing and with vomiting. We need to work together to keep our students healthy. The most important way to prevent the flu is to keep hands clean. We need to wash our hands often and thoroughly with soap and water. If this is not possible, then hand sanitizer can be used. Other measures to keep in mind to stay healthy include:

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and discard the tissue, or use the inside of your elbow to block the cough/sneeze.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Do not return to school until you are fever free for at least 24 hours and have not used fever-reducing medications during those 24 hours.

Since the flu is contagious both before and after symptoms begin and end, it is best to stay at home until you are fully well and not experiencing a fever, vomiting or diarrhea at least 24 hours.

The best protection from the flu is receiving your flu shot. It is not too late to do this. To locate clinic near you visitwww.211Arizona.org/flu or call 211 within Arizona or toll free 1-877-211-8661 from anywhere.

Since you are contagious the day before you feel ill until the symptoms stop, it is best to stay home during this time of illness to help control the spread of the flu at school.

Thank you for your efforts in keeping all of our children healthy,

Lynette Wiltgen MSN, RN

Health and Wellness Coordinator

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Febrero 21, 2017

La temporada de gripe ha llegado tarde este año en comparación del resto de los Estados Unidos.  Una combinación de los siguientes síntomas podría significar que usted tiene gripe:

  • Fiebre (generalmente alta)
  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Sentirse muy cansado
  • Tos seca
  • Dolor de garganta
  • Flujo nasal o nariz tapada
  • Dolores musculares náuseas, los vómitos y la diarrea son más comunes con los niños

En nuestras escuelas hemos visto que muchos de nuestros alumnos con fiebre, tos y vomito.  Necesitamos trabajar en conjunto para mantener a nuestros estudiantes sanos.  La forma más importante de prevenir la gripe es mantener las manos limpias.  Debemos lavarnos las manos con frecuencia y abundante agua y jabón.   Si esto no es posible necesitamos usar desinfectante de manos.  Otras medidas que pueden hacer para mantenerse saludable incluyen:

  • Cúbrase la nariz y la boca con un pañuelo desechable al toser o estornudar y deseche el pañuelo, también puedes utilizar el interior de su codo para bloquear la tos / estornudo.
  • Evite tocarse los ojos, nariz y boca.
  • No regresar a la escuela hasta que esté libre de fiebre durante al menos 24 horas y no ha utilizado medicamentos contra la fiebre durante esas 24 horas.
  • Dado que la gripe es contagiosa tanto antes como después de que los síntomas empiezan y terminan lo mejor es quedarse en casa hasta que esté completamente saludable y no haya experimentado fiebre, vomito o diarrea por al menos 24 horas.

La mejor protección para la gripe es tomar una inyección contra la gripe.  No es muy tarde para hacer esto.  Para localizar una clínica cerca de usted visite www.211Arizona.org/flu, también puede comunicarse al 211 dentro del estado de Arizona o al número gratuito 1-877-211-8661 desde cualquier lugar.

Dado a que la gripe es contagiosa es mejor quedarse en casa al momento de sentir los síntomas hasta sentirse bien.  Es mejor quedarse en casa durante la enfermedad para ayudar a controlar la propagación de la gripe en la escuela.

Gracias por ayudarnos a mantener a nuestros niños sanos.

Lynette Wiltgen MSN, RN

Coordinadora de Salud y Bienestar

Flu Letter 2017

Share Your Thoughts in Our Strategic Planning Survey

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Phoenix Elementary School District #1 wants your input for the 2025 Strategic Plan being developed.  It will be a plan that will identify our goals and strategies to deliver a 1st Class Education to our students and families. It will carry us through to 2025, but of course it will be edited along the years as things change and require updates and tweaks.

To help in this process, we want to understand your perspective to help us build a better future for the students in this district. Please take a bit of time to help by completing this survey.  If you would like to arrange for an individual discussion or serve in a focus group, please e-mail kay.coleman@phxschools.org

Our survey timeline is between Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 and Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

You can complete the survey at http://phxschools.org/2017survey

El Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix desea su opinión para el Plan Estratégico 2025 que está siendo desarrollado. Será un plan que identificará nuestros objetivos y estrategias para ofrecer una Educación de 1aClase a nuestros estudiantes y familias. Nos llevará hasta el año 2025, pero por supuesto será editado a través de los años conforme cambien las cosas y requieran actualizaciones y ajustes.

Para ayudar en este proceso, queremos entender su punto de vista para que  nos ayude a construir un futuro mejor para los estudiantes en este distrito. Por favor saque un poco de tiempo para ayudar a completar esta encuesta.  Si desea organizar una discusión individual o servir en un grupo de enfoque, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a kay.coleman@phxschools.org

Nuestro período de tiempo para la encuesta es entre el martes 21 de febrero de 2017 y el jueves 2 de marzo de 2017.

Gracias por compartir sus ideas.

http://phxschools.org/2017encuestaenespanol 

Take Your Tax Dollars International

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The Kenilworth Etiquette Club teaches students proper etiquette. After students are taught etiquette, they are then given the opportunity to display their new skills to the community and beyond. For the past 5 years, the Etiquette Club has been able to take their skills international! This spring the club members will be traveling to Greece and Rome. These trips give students the opportunity to learn about etiquette in other cultures while learning hands on about their history. Your tax dollars help students pay for the cost of the trip!

 

Goal

The Etiquette club strives to give students the tools to navigate foreign social situations with poise and respect. The club wants to give international experiences to students who may never have the chance to encounter other cultures in this capacity on their own.

 

Value to Students

This club gives students the tools to expand their frame of references with an emphasis on etiquette. These are lifelong skills students can take with them to higher education and future careers.

 

How to Donate

Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Kenilworth’s front office or online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/

  1. On the right-hand side of the page click “donate online”
  2. Click the “tax credit donation” box
  3. Select the school you would like to donate to (Note: select the school with current tax year)
  4. Under Program select which program you would like to donate to. (Note: if you would like to donate to a specific club, select “other” and write the club name in the text box)
  5. Write in the amount you want to donate
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 if you would like to donate to multiple clubs or schools
  7. Click “Continue” and follow directions to enter personal information

 

Don’t understand AZ Tax Credits?  Not a problem. We have a quick little video at the link that explains the opportunity.

 

Kenilworth School

1210 North 5th Avenue

Phoenix AZ 85003

602.257.3889

Invest Your Tax Dollars Building Careers for Our Youth

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Students at Kenilworth School are engaged in STEAM Clubs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), but they need your support so more students can engage in a variety of clubs from digital coding to chemistry & cooking to Lego Robotics and more.

Goal

Kenilworth teachers are anxious to move forward with additional clubs for students in grade five through eight that will advance their learning, enhance their preparedness for high school and drive them to future careers.

Value to Students

With your support, students in the central core of Phoenix can thrive like never before with advance offerings and STEAM Clubs that motivate students, engage them in learning and enable them to experience success in projects that guide them to successful opportunities and careers.

How to Donate

Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Kenilworth’s front office or online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/

  1. On the right-hand side of the page click “donate online”
  2. Click the “tax credit donation” box
  3. Select the school you would like to donate to (Note: select the school with current tax year)
  4. Under Program select which program you would like to donate to. (Note: if you would like to donate to a specific club, select “other” and write the club name in the text box)
  5. Write in the amount you want to donate
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 if you would like to donate to multiple clubs or schools
  7. Click “Continue” and follow directions to enter personal information

 

Don’t understand AZ Tax Credits?  Not a problem. We have a quick little video at the link that explains the opportunity.

 

Kenilworth School

1210 North 5th Avenue

Phoenix AZ 85003

602.257.3889

The Imagine This! Great AZ Puppet show, written by Kenilworth students, was a hit!

UPDATED November 4, 2016

Read the Downtown Devil article: Imagine This! spurs creativity in Kenilworth students

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We are excited to continue our partnership with the Great AZ Puppet Theatre. As a result of this partnership, the students of the Super Cool Kenilworth School have exclusive access to the Imagine This program.

We had a large amount of students submit original stories to this program with hopes of their story being selected as a winner. The winning student authors have their stories created into a puppet show, in which the puppet theater team members partner up with our afterschool PEER program to create and build puppets of the story characters. Most of the student authors submit a drawing of the characters and efforts are made to bring their drawings to life with the puppets.

The Kenilworth classrooms plan walking field trips to the puppet theatre to view the puppet shows as a class.

On November 3, at 6:00 pm, the Great AZ Puppet Theatre hosted a celebration of the authors. Teachers, families and friends were invited to participate in this Authors Party. They provided puppet building activities, pizza and cake before a live performance of the puppet shows, written by some of the super cool students.