8/15/17 BoBB: August, almost back to school time!

August 23rd  New Garden teacher luncheon
August 24th  New Garden Sneak a Peek 2-3 pm
(weather permitting the PTO will serve Popsicles on the playground after classroom visits)

August 28th   First day of school for Students

Letters should be mailed tomorrow with classroom/teacher assignments.

PA Department of Health Updates Immunization Policy

May 2017

In March 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health amended its regulations regarding school immunizations. These regulations take effect August 1, 2017 and will impact students for the 2017-2018 school year. The amendments will affect many students in the Kennett Consolidated School District and any student who is not in compliance by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.

Changes taking effect:

1.    The deadline for immunization verification is now the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, August 28th 2017. Previously, school administrators could work with students and families until well into the school year before a student faced exclusion. This is no longer the case. Any student who has not provided proof of immunization by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.

2.    All students need 4 doses of the polio vaccination, with one dose AFTER the 4th birthday. This amendment could affect students of any grade.

3.    Students entering 7th grade need the Tdap & Meningitis Vaccines, and they are now subject to the new deadline of August 28, 2017.

4.    Seniors in the 2017-2018 school year will now need a meningitis vaccine by August 28, 2017. This is the second of two meningitis vaccines that are required for students.

Letters were mailed in April to KMS parents/guardians of students who need vaccines prior to August 28th. If you have any questions regarding where your child stands, please contact Diane Shannon, RNC, MSN at[email protected] or 610-268-5874 before June 14th.

If you do not have access to health insurance, immunizations can be obtained at the Chester County Health Department.

Walk-In Immunization Clinics are Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 12 noon – 6 p.m. with no appointment necessary. However, you must bring your immunization records.

601 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19380

Again, any student who is not up to date by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.

See attached Flyers for more details –

New Vaccine Requirements 2017 – English

New Vaccine Requirements 2017 -Spanish

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Tentative calendar for next school year (please note some items may change!

August 2017 14- 16 New Teacher Induction
21-24  In-Service Days 1-4
23  NG PTO Sponsor Teacher lunch
24 NG Sneak a Peek 2-3 pm
28  First Student Day
September 2017 4  District Closed; Labor Day
6 NG Parent Night @ 4:30(1ST/2ND Year Parent Social)
7 NG Parent Night @5:30
11  School Board Meeting; KHS
21  No School; Rosh Hashanah
October 2017 3  NG PTO Meeting @ 4pm
9  No School
9  School Board Meeting; GW
12  NG Fall Pictures
November 2017 7  No School for Students; Election Day; In-Service Day #5
8  PTO Meeting @ 4pm
10  End of 1st Trimester Elementary
13  School Board Meeting; NG
16  NG Picture Retakes
17-22  Early Dismissal/Conferences/Book Fair
17  Buddy Breakfast; Last name A-L
22  Buddy Breakfast; Last Name M-Z
23  District Closed; Thanksgiving
24  District Closed
December 2017 4  School Board Meeting; MDL
5  NG PTO @ 4pm
12  Winter Chorus/Ensemble @ NG 7pm
22  No School; Winter Holiday
25-26  District Closed; Winter Holiday
27-29  No School; Winter Holiday
January 2018 1 District Closed; Winter Holiday
3 NG PTO @ 4pm
8  School Board Meeting; BC
15  District Closed; ML King
18  NG Instrumental Concert @ KHS
26 PTO Bingo Night snow day @ KMS
February 2018 6  NG PTO @ 4pm
12  School Board Meeting; MDL
19  District Closed; President’s Day
23 PTO Bingo Night @ KMS
March 2018

March 2018

1-23  Kindergarten Registration
1  NG v. BC Basketball @ KHS  7-9 pm
5  Talent Show Rehearsal
6  Talent Show Rehearsal
6  NG PTO @ 4pm
9  End of 2nd Trimester
12  School Board Meeting; MDL
12  Talent Show Rehearsal(snow days)
15  Talent Show Rehearsal(snow days)
14  NG Spring Pictures
20-23  Early Dismissal/Conferences/Book Fair
26-28  No School; Spring Holiday
29-30  District Closed; Spring Holiday
April 2018 3  NG PTO @ 4pm
6  NG Talent Show @ KHS
9  School Board Meeting; MDL
9-13  PSSA ELA
16-20  PSSA Math
20  NG PTO Fundraiser Event(Tentative)
23-27  PSSA Science
May 2018 1   NG PTO @ 4pm
7-11 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
10  NG Open House
14  School Board Meeting; KMS
15  No School for Students; Election Day
17 NG Spring Chorus/Ensemble @ NG 7pm
28  District Closed; Memorial Day
June 2018 5  NG PTO @ 4pm
7  Last Student Day
11  School Board Meeting; MDL
The 2017-2018 student school year will begin on Monday, August 28, 2017, and is tentatively set to end on Thursday, June 7, 2018, dependent on the need for inclement weather make-up days.  The winter holiday will run from Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018, with school resuming on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Spring break will be Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30, 2018.  Graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2018.


Six (6) inclement weather days are added to the end of the school year.  There are five days designated as “local holidays” in accordance with the ruling of the Department of Education.  The designated local holidays are Monday, January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King holiday); Monday, February 19, 2018 (President’s Day holiday); and Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (spring break).

Tuesday Family Fun Nights
Join us in New Garden Park for Annual Tuesday Family Fun Nights at 6:30 PM
June 13th – Magic in the Park
July 11th – Ice Cream Sundae Creations
August 8th – Get Wild with Jungle John
Wine & Wheels on Wednesdays
New for 2017- 6PM Join us with Harvest Ridge Winery, Rebel Seed Cider, food and dessert trucks, live music and kids activities. Fourth Wednesday of the month.
Weds. May 24th Weds. June 28th Weds. July 26th Weds. August 23rd Weds. Sept. 27th
Friday Family Movie Nights
New for 2017 – Join us behind the New Garden Township Building for an outdoor movie night. Titles will be available the week of the movie. Movies begin at dusk on:
Friday, June 23rd Friday, July 28th Friday, August 25th
Run the Runway 5K
August 20th- 8AM
New Garden Airport- Benefiting Local Youth Organizations including New Garden Parks and Recreation. Register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Toughkenamon/RuntheRunway
New Garden Day – Coming in October!!

Register today for KAPRB Summer Camp and Summer programs/events at www.bluedemonssports.org :

We offer 2 weeks of basketball camp: 6/19-6/23 from 9-12 at Kennett Middle School and 7/10-7/14 from 9-12 at Bancroft Elementary.  This is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8.  The cost is $60.00 per week.
Our field hockey clinic is open to girls in grades 1-8 and will be held from July 10-14 from 9-11:30 at Kennett Middle School.  The cost is $60.00.
Our volleyball clinic is open to girls and boys in grades 3-8.  It will be held July 17-20 from 9-12 at Kennett Middle School.   The cost is $60.00
SUMMER CAMP– Part time positions still available at $175 per week.
KAPRB FREE Kids Cross Country Race.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 13, 2017 for this fun event at Anson B. Nixon Park!  Children enjoy a 1.5mile race, prizes, tee shirts, food and fun!  The event is free for any child who would like to participate.

New Garden Airport Run the Runway. Register for this fun race on the runway at New Garden Airport on Sunday August 20th. Visit: http://www.newgardenflyingfield.com/index-10.html for more information.
Mushroom Festival 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk. Please mark your calendar and register for the race on SUNDAY, September 10th! FREE for any child under the age of 12!  All proceeds from this fun event go back to local charities and non-profit organizations.  Register at www.mushroomfestival.org today!
Please visit our website at www.bluedemonssports.org and register today!  Thank you for your interest in KAPRB!

Kennett Area YMCA – Kid Tri
Youth Triathlon Training – Ages 7-14
Participants will train twice weekly in swimming, biking and running to prepare for the Kids Triathlon on August 27.
Program starts the week of June 5
Contact Sean Oakes at [email protected] or 610-444-9622 ext. 2326

Kennett Cafe en Familia
Come support the Kennett Café en Familia! We are selling Restaurant Discount Cards which give deals to 12 local restaurants (Fox’s Pizza, Kaboburritos, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizzeria Sapori, La Perla, Taco Bell, Taqueria Moroleon, McDonalds, Plaza Azteca, The Brown Derby, State Street Grill and Carniceria Moroleon). The card can be used multiple times for the next 11 months. For only $10.00!

You can purchase the cards at by calling Tina at (302) 293-1744 or Maribel at (610)656-2354. Call today!

Summer Camp at Willowdale Chapel

The National Youth Foundation, along with Rob Covington of the Sixers and Jordan Hicks of the Eagles, are calling all student writers and artists.  Have you ever wanted to write your very own book?  Here is your chance to write a book about toleranceand win cool prizes!  See the attached flyer and visit www.NationalYouthFoundation.org for more information.

Science Explorers’ summer camp!

We take our award-winning curriculum that makes our school programs such a hit and spin it into a week-long science fun summer camp! Our science camps provide unique and memorable hands-on experiences for our campers each and every year.
Just a few of the fun things we do with campers ages 7-11
Far Out Space Academy – Build a rocket that goes 300 ft. in the air at 75 miles per hour.
Take A Dive – Dissect a Dog Shark.
Amusement Park Adventures – Design and construct a simulated rollercoaster.
Potions, Powders & Polymers – Mix potions and polymers to create your very own monster
Wacky World of Science – Dig for dinosaurs, cook with carbon dioxide, crack the case, and blast some “eggstronauts” into space
Please check out our website for a location near you!  *Special limited discounts are still available*
Half-day or full day camp options available, also Jr camp ages 4-6
REGISTER online or call at 610-816-5047  www.ScienceExplorers.com



Blue Demons Basketball Camp

July 17-21, 2017

8:00am – 12:00pm (with drop-off as early as 7:00am)

Kennett High School Reynolds Gym

$100 per Camper

Age Divisions for Boys & Girls in Grades 3rd-5th & 6th-8th

Instruction provided by KHS Boys Basketball Coach Brian Grashof. All proceeds from camp benefit the KHS Boys Basketball program.

Attn: Sean Harvey, KHS Athletic Director

Kennett High School

100 E. South St.

Kennett Square, PA 19348


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