PTO Meeting Schedule 2014-2015

join_us ptoWe hope to see everyone at our first PTO meeting of the year, Tuesday, September 2nd from 6-7pm. Childcare is provided.
Below is a list of all PTO meetings scheduled for the year. Please join us!
Tuesday, September 2nd
Tuesday, October 7th
Tuesday, November 4th
Tuesday, December 2nd
Tuesday, January 6th
Tuesday, February 3rd
Tuesday, March 3rd
Tuesday, March 31st (March has 2 meetings due to the timing of spring break in April)
Tuesday, April 21st (fancy fair prep meeting)
Tuesday, May 5th

Kindergarten Orientation Information (parents and students)

Orientation letters should be arriving home very soon, but here are digital copies of that letter and a more detailed orientation packet.  PLEASE disregard the “your child’s first day of school will be Wednesday, August 20th…” The first day will vary three ways (alphabetically) for August 20/21/22, so your child’s first day may be Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of that first week.  Copies of the 4-page packet will be available at the ice cream social (8/14, 6-7pm) and the teacher meet and greet (8/19, 2-3pm) as well.

Orientation Packet

Orientation Letter

Ice Cream Social!

WHEN: Thursday, August 14th, 6-7pm

WHERE: Ecole Kenwood school/playground

Please join us for the new family ice cream social and school-wide play date!  Join us for some valuable information, a classroom walk through and of course ice cream and playground fun!  This is a great way for your kids to meet their new friends and for you to ask questions about the upcoming kindergarten year.  If you are unable to make this event, there is a teacher meet and greet that usually happens the day before school begins, so you could still have an opportunity to meet the teachers and see the classrooms.

Also, Stephanie Collins, a first-grade parent, has started a Girl Scout troop for K-2 girls.  She will be at the ice cream social and is planning on meeting with other interested parents as the social ends.  Currently the plan is for meetings to take place on Thursdays, after school, at Kenwood.  If you have been looking for a troop, plan some extra time to chat with Stephanie!

Hope to see you there!



Kindergarten school supplies 2014-15

The kindergarten teachers, Mme Vanden Noven and M Scott, realize that the ritual of school supply shopping is much anticipated by some parents, and there will be items you can pick out with your child!  However, instead of having parents or guardians buy all supplies, the teachers are busy shopping for the best values to provide uniform, high-quality school supplies without having families go around town for the best values. They are asking for a $15.00 supply fee that includes supplies for the entire school year.

Items for parents to provide:

  • FULL-SIZED BACKPACK (the miniature backpacks are too small to hold a change of clothing, a folder, library books and if applicable, a lunchbox)
  • permanent water bottle with a built-in straw or nozzle that functions very well (stays closed in the backpack/won’t spill on the child’s materials inside and one that the child can use independently)
  • 1 box tissues
  • 1 bottle (8oz or more) hand sanitizer
  • roll of paper towels (girls only)
  • 1 box of baby wipes (boys only)
  • SNACK: Once per month, September-May, for 27 students (suggestions: Goldfish crackers, Cheerios, Fruit loops, pretzels, fruit snacks, things nutritious, and easy to serve to 27 hungry children) (please note: wait for final word from the teachers on snack.  Due to CCS regulations, snack may become obsolete; we aren’t sure at this time what will happen.  But just so this possibility of providing snack is on everyone’s radar, it’s being included here)

There are specific items below that the teachers can use, that if you would like to and are able to contribute, would be appreciated.  The following items are voluntary to provide:

  • gallon-size ziploc bags
  • Ticonderoga beginner pencils (FAT pencils, ROUND preferred to triangular style as their tips break less when sharpened)
  • 4-packs of Play Doh (no packs with red, as it tends to be runny and messy for some reason)
  • unfrozen freezer pops for hot days (but not too many boxes of these)
  • permanent water bottles for kids who don’t have one
  • Scotch brand packing tape
  • Adhesive magnets (business card style or adhesive rolls)
  • as needed throughout the year: paper towels, napkins, baby wipes, bleach-free cleaning wipes
  • (to borrow, and returned to you): box fan for the classroom

Merci beaucoup!

School Supply Lists 2014-15

It’s hard to believe that we have a little more than 4 weeks until school is back in session!  As of today, 17 July, these are the classroom supply lists we have.  Updates will be made as other lists are turned in.  *2nd and 3rd grade lists were added 7/22. *slight changes made to the 3rd grade and 4th-6th grade lists on 8/4.  *Mme Startz’s list for 3rd grade added on 8/8

First Grade

  • 4 No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • 2 erasers (pink)
  • 1 box of crayons (16 crayons)
  • 1 red PLASTIC folder
  • 1 blue PLASTIC folder
  • 1 bottle of glue
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 box of markers (10)
  • 1 pair of children’s scissors
  • 1 box facial tissues
  • 1 box Ziploc bags, sandwich size
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 1 box of disinfecting wipes

Second Grade:

(this list may be outdated, we did not need the blue and green folders last year)

  • 10 pencils (pencils and erasers should be provided regularly, children use them every day)
  • 2 erasers
  • 1 pencil sharpener with a lid
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 2 glue sticks
  • scissors
  • 1 ruler with inches and centimeters
  • 1 pencil box
  • 1 box of facial tissues
  • 1 box of Ziploc bags (sandwich size)
  • 2 pocket folders (1 blue, 1 green)
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 1 set personal headphones (computer)

Third Grade:

(this list may be outdated, former 3rd grade parents suggest more wipes)

  • 2 boxes (12 each) No. 2 pencils with erasers (24 pencils total)
  • 1 box of crayons, 24 colors
  • 1 box of colored pencils, 12 colors
  • 1 hand-held pencil sharpeners, with lid to hold shavings
  • 3 spiral notebooks, wide-ruled
  • 3 composition notebooks, wide-ruled
  • 1 pack loose leaf paper, wide-ruled
  • 1 box of baby wipes
  • 1 pack of post-it notes
  • 1 pack dry erase markers
  • 1 dry erase eraser
  • 2 red pens
  • 1 bottle of school glue or gel
  • 1 glue stick
  • 2 pocket folders, yellow and green
  • 1 pair children’s scissors
  • 2 boxes of facial tissues (bring one in August and one in February)
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • 1 pencil box small enough to fit in desk
  • 1 ruler metric/standard
  • 1 pair of computer headphones

Third Grade, Mme Startz

  • 1 large zipping pencil/crayon pouch
  • 1 two pocket folder
  • 1 eraser
  • 2 glue sticks
  • at least 20  #2 pencils
  • 1 box 24 crayons
  • 1 box 12 colored pencils
  • pencil sharpener with shavings holder
  • 1 pair scissors
  • 2 boxes baby wipes
  • 2 boxes tissues
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • 1 pack wide-ruled loose leaf notebook paper
  • 2 highlighters-different colors
  • 1 ruler both standard and metric
  • 2 composition books (not spiral)
  • 1 pair headphones
  • 1 expandable file with 5 pockets
  • daily book for silent reading
  • $5.50 for Scholastic News

4th/5th/6th grades 

  • zip top sandwich bags
  • zip top gallon bags
  • clorox wipes
  • colored pencils
  • scissors
  • note cards/index cards
  • highlighters
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 5 pocket folders with center brackets
  • febreeze
  • pencil pouch or box for supplies
  • tissues
  • eraser caps
  • glue sticks
  • pencil sharpener with lid
  • metric/standard ruler
  • 4 folders and 4 coordinating color spiral notebooks (blue for math)
  • travel size deodorants
  • many pencils
  • paper towels
  • protractor (5th and 6th grades only)

*6th grade will also need a three-ring binder with seven hole-punched folders with pockets

Volunteers for Water Sales and Comfest Still Needed!

Comfest @ Goodale Park

Ecole Kenwood sells water at Comfest each year.  Click through here to sign up for a shift -

As an approved organization, we are responsible for supplying volunteers to the festival for security, and cleanup/recycling.  Comfest shifts include drink tokens and a free tshirt. The water booth shifts include good times and cold hands! To volunteer with comfest, please go to and follow the directions to volunteer or click this link:

PLEASE list Ecole Kenwood as the organization you would like to donate your time to so that we receive credit for supplying volunteers. We need at LEAST 10 volunteers for security, and 10 for recycling. See below to sign up for the water booth. Please remember to be ON TIME to your shift (and sober) Merci!

We have lots of visitors to this post who are looking for general Comfest volunteer into, so I’m editing this to add that you do not have to be affiliated with the school to put Ecole Kenwood down as the charity you are donating your hours for, so if you were going to volunteer anyway, please consider Columbus City Schools’ French Immersion K-6 program!

Lottery Letters Sent Out Last Week


If you are in the lottery for Ecole Kenwood or any other Columbus city school, you should have received your letter late last week.  Please be sure to make your selection and turn it in by June13th to keep your spot.  If you have not received a lottery letter yet or have a question, please call the lottery office at 614-365-7459.

Video of our 6th Graders

Click here to watch a video of our graduating 6th graders

This video is wonderful walk down memory lane.  Congratulations and good luck to all of you!

El Vaquero night!


Volunteers and Cakes still needed for Le Fancy Fair

Fancy Fair is Saturday, May 17, 3:00-6:00 pm. We still need many ADULT VOLUNTEERS to make this year a success! CLICK HERE to sign up for a volunteer shift!

***** If you have a student in 5th grade or above who would like to volunteer please contact me directly! They go on a separate spread sheet*******

We will also need cakes for the cake walk at Fancy Fair! one cake mix will make 2 9X9 cakes. Please write a note saying what kind it is and if it contains nuts or other common allergens. You can bring it to school on Friday on to the Fair on Saturday.

Kenwood PTO

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