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  • 2017 Summer Mailing Forms - Update 8/10/17

    Please see the Connect-Ed message that was sent to families on the morning of July 18 regarding the new process for the 2017 Summer Mailing Forms. Please select "Read More" for updates.

    SUBMISSION OF PHYSICAL: You may now upload an electronic copy of a doctor-completed physical form within the Physicians section of the Summer Mailing Forms. If you have already completed your other forms and would now like to upload a physical, please log in to view your summary and select Edit from the drop-down. You may also send it in hard copy to the child's school, or email it to the school's klschools address located in the Contact Information. You do not need to provide it here if it has already been submitted in a 2017-18 Fall Athletics registration.

    STUDENT NAME NOT APPEARING: your student's name will be pre-populated as a participant choice only if he/she has previously participated in HS or MS athletics.

    SECTION SELECTION (the first data-entry field): please select the SECTION that corresponds to the grade level that this PARTICIPANT will be entering in the Fall. If the school and grade level that you need do not appear, then you may have selected the incorrect program for this PARTICIPANT. Please return to the dashboard and enter the full name of the school into the "I want to register for a program at" field.

    FINDING ANOTHER PROGRAM: if you have finished with your John Jay High School 2017 Summer Mailing Forms submission, and would like to next submit your HS athlete's forms for the Athletics Dept, please  return to the dashboard and enter  John Jay Athletics into the "I want to register for a program at:" field.

    UPLOADING A HEALTH APPRAISAL FORM: if you have completed your child’s summer mailing forms, and would like to go back in to upload his/her Health Appraisal Form (required for grades K, 2, 4, 7, 10 and all new entrants), please use the “View or Edit my Registrations” button to update the existing Participant record for your child.

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  • District e-Newsletter

    Click here for the District's current e-newsletter.

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  • Email Deliverability

    KLSD sends emails to families from two different addresses: alerts@klschools.org and email@blackboard.com. Please check your junk or spam folders and add these sending domains to your list of accepted email senders.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • District Offices Have Moved

    Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.

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Alan Katz—A Seriously Silly Symposium with Kindergarteners and First Graders

 Children’s author and television writer Alan Katz visited with the kindergarteners and first graders at Katonah Elementary School for a serious talk about silliness. His presentation was part of PARP, or Pick a Reading Partner.

“I am an author,” Alan Katz began. “But, I am not the only author in this room. We are all authors. We all have stories to tell.”

 "This morning, we’ll laugh, we’ll sing, we’ll rhyme, and we’ll have a good time,” he said. 

 Mr. Katz delivered on all of these promises.

He showed the children his first book, “Take Me Out to the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs.”  

“I took the song 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' and I rewrote the words. That’s what we call a parody."

 The whole room sang "Take Me out to the Bathtub," about a boy wearing roller skates who claims he has been soaking so long in the tub that he "used one, two, three bars of soap/ Take me out... I'm clean!" They also sang "Food Fight" to the tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean," and "Stinky, Stinky Diaper Change" to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

 Then Mr. Katz turned to the serious business of being an author.

 His shared three tips with the students. 

1.  Read every day. He told children about his son, the biggest reader he knows. "The more you read the better you read, the better you read the better you write."

2. Write every day. He showed children the teacher's comment in his third grade report card: “Alan needs to work harder to become a better writer. “I’ve been doing that. Now that I’m in 47th grade, I am still writing every day and getting better," he reported. 

3.  Write about your family—your vacations, your pets, your sister or brother. "It only happened to you so you will be writing something special that only you can write," he told the class. "I always write about my four kids. I’ve written thirty-five books and there is something about my kids in each one of them."

Alan Katz told the children about his job, which is to write funny things. He’s written for The Rosie O’Donnell Show and Disney’s “Raw Toonage,” Nickelodeon, and Warner Brothers Animation’s Taz-Mania. He showed the students one of his recent projects, Barbie Fashion Play Cards. “I have one rule," he said. "The most important rule in life and in writing: never never make jokes that hurt other people’s feelings.”

"I also like writing funny rhyming poems. Here’s one of  my favorites."

The Lollipop

Lick lick lick lick lick.
Lick lick lick lick lick.
Lick lick lick.
Lick lick lick.
Lick lick lick lick.
Lick lick lick lick.
Lick lick lick. Lick.
Lick lick lick. Lick.
Stick!

After Mr. Katz finished, there was time for questions. 

"Where can I get your books?" one student asked.

"The most wonderful place in the world," replied Mr. Katz. "The library. You can’t get clothes to use and return them, or a cheeseburger for free, can you?"