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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.

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  • 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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Author Laurie Keller visits MPES!

 Author and illustrator Laurie Keller came from Michigan to speak with kindergarteners and first and second graders about making books. Her visit was part of the school's March celebration of reading together, known as Pick a Reading Partner or PARP.

The children knew and loved Mrs. Keller's  work—particularly Arnie, the Doughnut,  starring a round, cakey, confection with a hole in the middle, iced and sprinkled. 

"I was inspired to write my first Arnie book in a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop," said Ms. Keller.  "I wondered if a doughnut ever got mad when a person tried to eat it." 

Laurie Keller’s newest picture book We Are Growing! is part of the “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading” series created by Mo Willems, best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale.

“It also won the Theodor Seuss Geisel award,” Ms. Keller told the children. “Do you know who he is?”

“Dr. Seuss!!” they said.

Ms. Keller read the book to the children, pausing every so often to discuss haircuts, funny faces, and character motivation.

 “I write my stories over and over and I draw my drawings over and over, too,” said Ms. Keller. Her first book, Scrambled States of America, took her one month to create, but Do unto Otters—a book about the golden rule—took her five years. “I wanted to make my book on manners fun.”

"If you ever stuck when you need to write a story, drawing a character is a great way to start,"  said Ms. Keller. “Let’s draw an otter together.” Each child was given a clipboard, paper and a pencil, and followed along. 

Then, by popular demand, Ms. Keller drew Arnie, the Doughnut. 

Drawing with Laurie Keller

How to Draw an Otter

  1. Draw a long skinny shape like a peanut or a bowling pin.
  2. Make two circles with a dot in each middle for the eyes.
  3. Draw the letter U under the eyes.
  4. Draw a line through the middle of the U and color it in—you have a nose!
  5. Make the mouth under the nose, put it on the side for a funny look.
  6. Halfway down the long skinny body draw two lines on each side. These are the arms.
  7. Draw two lines that stick out of the end of each arm for the sides of the hands.
  8. Draw squiggly lines like little smiles hoked together at the end of the hands. These are the webbed fingers.
  9. On the bottom draw two short lines for each leg.
  10. Make the same squiggly lines for the sides of the feet and webbed toes.

We Are Growing!

Arnie, the Doughnut