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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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Poetry Workshop with Ted Scheu

  “Who knows the shortest poem ever written?” Ted Scheu asked the second graders gathered in the auditorium. “It's a little poem with a long title: 'How to  Eat an Ice Cream Cone in August.' "



This is why kids love Ted Scheu, who bills himself as “That Poetry Guy.” He’s fun. His childhood stories, song parodies, and poems about ketchup, losing a tooth, and even looking in the mirror, show elementary school students that poetry is really just word play.

“When I was in second grade, I didn’t like poetry,” Ted Scheu told students. “Poems were about love, beauty and flowers. I was interested in sports, funny stuff, and things that were gross.” The children nodded in agreement.

What Ted Scheu did like was music, in particular the rhythms and rhymes of kids’ songs and Broadway musicals. “I was always playing with the words in my head,” he said.

To demonstrate what he meant, Ted Scheu sang his version of the ABC song; his “Alphabet for Chimpanzees.” Amid waves of laughter, he followed with his renditions of “I’m a Little Teapot” and “On Top of Spaghetti.”  

After meeting with the entire second grade together, Ted Scheu led a poetry workshop in each second grade class. He began with Mrs. Munz’ class. The students gathered on the carpet for some mental warm-ups.

“What rhymes with rug? Say your words out loud!”

“Pug, mug, jug,” the students called out.

Ted Scheu showed the students two poems on his flipchart: “Foghorns” by Lilian Moore, and “Fog” by Carl Sandburg. They read them aloud and found the words that rhymed. “Some poems use patterns of rhymes and rhythm,” said Ted Scheu. “Let’s write one like that together.”

He turned the flipchart to a page with the title “Can You Imagine,” by Us. Together the class wrote a series of rhyming couplets—two lines that complete one thought, and in which the last word on each line rhymes.

 Can You Imagine?

 Soccer without a ball,

Tall without small?

Butter without toast,

Halloween without a ghost?

Cars without wheels,

Bananas without peels?

The sky without blue,

Germs without the flu?

"Now you can write your own," said Ted Scheu.

The students went to their desks smiling in anticipation. They wrote rhyming couplets about Hanukah, Harry Potter, and other aspects of their lives—poetry they couldn’t wait to share with Ted Scheu and their class.

In the Mirror

Rhyming Couplets