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 PreK Round-April 28 3:00 -6:00 in Annex Cafeteria.

 
School Announcements
PREK ROUND-UP April 28
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Application Round-up:  April 28 @ Karns Elementary 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Karns Annex Cafeteria....
The Knox County Schools will be accepting applications for the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program during the annual round-up at various times at participating elementary schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  To attend pre-kindergarten, children must be four years of age on or before August 15, 2014, and meet eligibility guidelines established by the Tennessee Department of Education.   A complete list of dates, times and locations for pre-kindergarten application round-up, as well as information about the pre-kindergarten program and a list of documentation required with the application, are available at volprek.knoxschools.org or by calling 865-594-1529.
Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15
Kindergarten registration packets are now available in our west office during normal office hours.  Pick one up and complete it.  Return to the school office with the following information:   your child's birth certificate, Social Security card, and proof of residence in the Karns Elementary School zone (KUB bill or rent receipt) to Kindergarten Round-Up.  If you already have up-to-date vaccinations and physical, bring that info as well.  If you have questions, please call 539-7767.
DATES TO REMEMBER
All field trips are tentative depending on if enough funds are collected to cover the field trip.

April 7 - Eager Beaver Technology Lab 2:45- 4:00
April 8 - Kindergarten Round-Up 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

April 11 - PTA Parents Night Out 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
April 14 - Eager Beaver Technology Lab 2:45- 4:00
April 15 - Track Meet at Karns High School- Go KES!

April 18 and 21
- Student holiday! 
April 24 - PTA General Meeting 6:00 p.m. Topic:  Allergies and Project Adam
April 28- May 2 - TCAP Tests for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades- please do not schedule appointments during this week that would cause your child to miss school!
April 28 - Eager Beaver Technology Lab 2:45- 4:00
April 30 - Interim Reports Issued
May 5 - Eager Beaver Technology Lab 2:45- 4:00
May 5-9 - TCAP testing (SAT10) for K, 1st, and 2nd; please do not schedule appointments during this week that would cause your child to miss school!
May 8 - "Moving on Up!" program for rising 1st-5th grade parents 6:00 p.m.





STEM Camp 2014
 
Important Message for Parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

 

Karns Elementary School

 

8108 BEAVER RIDGE ROAD

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE  37931

865/539-7772, 865/539-7767

FAX:  865/539-8605, 865/539-7774

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

As we move forward through this semester, we would like to remind you of a Tennessee state law and Knox County School policy.   Under current state law, students’ scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) shall count from 15 to 25 percent of the student’s final report card grade during the spring semester in the subject areas of math, reading/language arts, science and social studies.  

 

In order to comply with the state law, Knox County Schools policy** now requires that the student’s TCAP scores count as fifteen (15%) percent of the student’s second semester grade.  This will affect children in grades three through eight.  

 

Grades will now be cumulative spanning an entire semester.   The second semester grade will be a cumulative average plus the fifteen (15%) TCAP score.   The one overall yearly grade for the areas of math, reading/language arts, science and social studies will be determined by calculating the average of the first and second semester grades.  

 

We wanted to bring this to your attention in an effort to communicate the importance of students doing their best on the TCAP test this spring.   While our teachers are working very diligently to prepare students for the rigor of these exams, we are asking that you do the following:

 

  • Monitor your student’s performance on a weekly basis
  • Seek assistance from the school if your student is struggling
  • Stress the importance of your student making the most of instructional time

 

The TCAP test is scheduled to be administered between April 28 and May 9, 2014.   If you have questions regarding this state law and/or the Board of Education policy, please feel free to contact us.   We thank you for your support as we strive to provide “Excellence for All Children.”

 

 

Yours in education,

 

Darlene Miller


*
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-617

**Knox County  Board of Education policy IHAC

 

 

Congratulations, KES Teachers of the Year!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes to our KES Teachers of the Year:

Allison Campbell, Second Grade
Diane Eubanks, Special Education
Virginia LaRue, Fourth Grade
Debbie Smith, Kindergarten

Dismissal Procedures
Please help us keep our students safe by following these dismissal procedures.  We are trying this procedure for now.  However if we continue to have people who will not comply,  we will be forced to limit entrance into the school at a certain time in the afternoon.  We feel these procedures are better for everyone than having to restrict access to come into the building.  Thank you for working with us to ensure our children's safety.  Please make sure anyone who picks up your child is aware of these procedures.  Remember, you must have your photo ID to check out a student and you must be on the child's information sheet.  Thanks!   ~Darlene Miller, Principal KES

We are having a safety issue with our dismissal procedures.  Parents are taking children from the class line making it difficult to monitor who is leaving and to verify if they are leaving with an approved person.  This is our procedure for dismissal.  We encourage you to pick up your child through the dismissal line instead of coming into the office every day.  But, if you insist on checking your child out each day, here are the procedures for dismissal.
 
2:45 DISMISSAL PROCEDURE
Those students being dismissed at 2:45 through the office WILL NOT BE DISMISSED UNTIL 2:45.
Parents can get the dismissal slip beginning at 2:30.   Parents must wait behind the rope in the west lobby or in the gym if checking out from the east office.  A teacher will retrieve your child(ren) beginning at 2:45.
This procedure is to help us make certain children are dismissed to the appropriate person.  Please do not grab your child out of the class line as they move to dismissal.  This is unsafe and puts the teacher in an awkward position regarding following our procedures. 
Our students who walk home will continue to be dismissed last after the traffic has cleared (around 3:00 or 3:05).   
EARLY DISMISSAL:
Those students being picked up for a doctor’s appointment or other emergency can sign out a student until 2:30.  (This counts as an Early Dismissal Tardy on your student’s record!) Please send your doctor’s or parent note with your student the next day.
Your cooperation in this matter will be appreciated!  We are trying to keep our students safe and have our dismissal go as quickly and safely as possible.  Thank you! 
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