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  • Good Evening Kellar Families,

    This is Mrs. Baron with your weekly announcements.  This Fall, Kellar is hosting a variety of animal sculptures created by Monte de Gallo made from recycled steel.  We have them just in time to welcome back our students!

    We are so excited to have our Kindergarten and First Grade students returning to the building on the A/B schedule model that is part of our approved Return to School plan. K-1 students will return starting Monday, October 5th and grades 2-4 will return October 26th. Virtual Kindergarten and First Grade students will be receiving a phone call and letter stating their teacher early this week.

    AS A REMINDER:  Students will be sent home or should not come to school if they are displaying the following symptoms -  Fever (100.4°F or higher), headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, congestion or runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue, muscle or body aches.

    If these symptoms occur at home before or after school, please inform us so we can keep track. Students experiencing these symptoms will be able to return after 14 days or after a negative test result. Our staff will be assisting our families through this process so that our students can return to the building once it is safe and healthy for them to do so. Parents, you are key to ensuring that our buildings remain a healthy and safe environment during in-person instruction and we thank you for your cooperation.

    Physicals and Immunizations need to be completed by October 15th. This is especially important for our Kindergarten students.


    On Tues., Kellar will distribute meals for both Tues. and Wed.  There will not be any meal distribution on Wed. due to SIP Day.

    SIP Day will take place on Wednesday, September 30th, with students attending virtually from 9:30-12:30.

    Spirit Week has been downsized to October 19th & 20th. This is for all virtual and in person students. Both days will be Favorite Sports Teams and Out of Uniform Days. This is for the safety of both students and staff due to COVID-19 with the less likelihood of students sharing items.


    Look. It's My Book! will be conducting drive through book distributions this coming Wednesday, September 30th  from 2-5 PM at 1st Federated Church north parking lot at 3601 N. Sheridan Rd. Signs will be posted and volunteers on site to guide cars.

    What:  District 150 primary school children (k-4th) may receive one book each when they come to the Look. It's My Book! warehouse. Book titles will be displayed for children to see and select while in their cars.

    Where: 1st Federated Church north parking lot at 3601 N. Sheridan Rd. Signs will be posted and volunteers on site to guide cars.

    When:  2:00-5:00 PM on the Wed. of September and October
    September 30    October 28

    Picture Day will take place at Kellar on October 28th for A students and 29th for B students.  Virtual students will come the afternoon of 10/28.  A sign-up genius will be sent out closer to the time. Picture retake day will take place on Dec. 9th & 10th.  Parents can pay on-line or send cash/check with students.  If paying by cash, please send the exact amount.


    Even in a pandemic, the book fair must go on! Included is an attachment with book fair information - dates, book fair homepage link, etc. The fair will not be live to shop until 10/1 and will end 10/14.  Be sure to check it out!


    A note from the Art Room of Mrs. Montgomery….
    K-1- As we transition into the hybrid schedule for K-1, your child will receive a gallon bag to take home with items that will be needed for our October art activities that we will do virtually on his/her off days at home. Please wait until your child has art to remove papers from the bag.


    2nd-4th Students will continue their distant learning art lessons. The expectation is one project a week. I am requesting that once the project is completed that the artwork is uploaded to the assignment in the teacher’s class on ms teams before the following week your child has art. Each teacher had a video posted in the class post on how to do this. A HUGE THANK YOU to the students and families that are uploading artwork on a weekly basis. I have two buildings and over 500 students to keep track of, so I am kindly asking for your assistance so we have more time to do art in the 30 minutes assigned weekly.

     

    Lifetouch Pictures

    Fall Book Fair

    Hybrid Calendar

    Hello from the SEL Room

    7 Reasons Why It Is Important to Let Your Kid Struggle

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  • 09/20/20

    Good Evening Kellar Families,

    This is Mrs. Baron with your weekly announcements.  I want to acknowledge all of our hardworking Acellus Kellar students and teachers.  They have done a marvelous job with their learning and academics.  Keep up the hard work!


    We are so excited to have our Kindergarten and First Grade students returning to the building on the A/B schedule model that is part of our approved Return to School plan. K-1 students will return starting Monday, October 5th.  Attached is our Return to School Plan which has very important information.  Be sure to check it out!


    Progress reports will be mailed out on Sept. 23rd. It is important to note that this report is not a final grade but a snapshot on your student’s progress so far this school year.


    Physicals and Immunizations need to be completed by October 15th. This is especially important for our Kindergarten students.


    SIP Day will be Wednesday, September 30th, with students attending virtually from 9:30-12:30.


    Spirit Week has been changed to the week of October 12th. This is for all virtual and in person students: 
    Mon. 10/12 –Sunglasses Day
    Tues. 10/13- Hat Day
    Wed. 10/14- Wacky Wednesday
    Thurs. 10/15- Favorite Sports Teams
    Fri. 10/15- Spirit Day & Crazy Hair Day

    We are safe, we are responsible, and we are respectful because WE ARE KELLAR!

     

    October Lunch Menu

    2020-2021 Calendar

    Return to School Plan (Updated)

    Kindergarten Supply List

    First Grade Supply List

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  • 09/13/20

    Good Evening Kellar Families,

    This is Mrs. Baron with your weekly announcements.  We have some important dates for your calendar:


    This Tuesday, September 15th, at 6:00pm join us on the Kellar PTO Facebook Live for our monthly PTO meeting.  Be sure to check out the attachments with our PTO Agenda, Meeting Minutes, and Treasure’s Report.


    September 18th, is the last day for the grading period for Progress Reports.  They will be mailed to your homes on September 21st.


    Wednesday, September 30th, students will be attending virtually from 9:30-12:30 due to our district wide SIP Day. 


    The week of October 5th will be Spirit Week, future details will be forthcoming.

    Kellar is distributing breakfast and lunch everyday Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm.   Friday Snack Packs are also be distributed at Kellar on Fridays from 10:00am to 1:00pm compliments of Glen Oak Christian Church.

    We are safe, we are responsible, and we are respectful because WE ARE KELLAR!

     

    2020-2021 District Calendar

    PTO Meeting Minutes 08/18/20

    PTO Treasure's Report September 2020

    PTO General Agenda September 15, 2020

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  • 09/06/20

    Good Evening Kellar Families,

    This is Mrs. Baron with your weekly announcements.  We had a very successful second week of school at Kellar!  The students (and parents) and teachers have done a fantastic job adapting to Distance Learning. Please continue to make sure that your child is logged into MS Teams a few minutes before 9:30 and follow teachers’ directions. I am attaching our PBIS MS Teams School-Wide Expectations for everyone to follow along with our monthly Kellar Newsletter. 

    A quick note from Mrs. Ali:  ESL friends be on the lookout for your 2020 ACCESS scores. They should be arriving in the mail in the next couple of weeks. Congratulations to all who graduated from the program! ESL services will begin very soon via MS Teams. Looking forward to working with you in this brave new world of learning.

     
    Kellar is distributing breakfast and lunch everyday Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm.   Friday Snack Packs will also be distributed at Kellar on Fridays from 10:00am to 1:00pm compliments of Glen Oak Christian Church.

    Students:  Spirit Day is every Friday! Be sure to wear your favorite Kellar Spirit Wear for everyone to see on Fridays! Also, continue to read your favorite books 20 minutes a day outside of your regular school hours. 

    Remember no School on Monday. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend and we will see everyone on Tuesday!

    We are safe, we are responsible, and we are respectful because WE ARE KELLAR!

     

    PBIS Expectations for MS Teams

    September Newsletter

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  • 08/30/20

    Good Evening Kellar Families,

    This is Mrs. Baron with your weekly announcements.  What a great first week of school at Kellar!  I attended several classes virtually and was very pleased to see how well the classes were up and running. Please continue to make sure that your child is logged into MS Teams a few minutes before 9:30 and follow teachers’ directions. We also had a good turnout on getting the classroom materials last week. Thank you to everyone who came and picked up the materials from your child’s teacher.

    I am so excited to announce that Kellar is one of the winning schools in the Peoria Public Library 2020 Summer Reading Program! A big congratulations to Kellar, Washington Gifted, and Richwoods High School!
    Primary – Kellar
    Middle – Washington Gifted
    High School – Richwoods

    Anyone who ordered some fabulous spiritwear can pick it up on Tuesday, Sept. 1st, at Kellar as a drive up from 4pm to 6 pm in front of the school. If you have any questions please contact Emily Wilcox on either the Kellar PTO page or at ewilcox1998@gmail.com

    Kellar will be distributing breakfast and lunch everyday starting tomorrow from 10am to 1pm.  All you will need to bring is your child’s student ID number for pick up.

    We are safe, we are responsible, and we are respectful because WE ARE KELLAR!

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  • 08/23/20

    Good Evening Kellar Families,


    Tomorrow is the big day!  We are very excited to start our first day of learning at Kellar Primary School!  The teachers have been extremely busy updating their websites, schedules, and reaching out to parents.  They are well prepared and ready to go for tomorrow.  Please make sure that your child is logged into MS Teams a few minutes before 9:30.


    I want to congratulate our top readers who participated in the Peoria Public Library’s “Read Where You Are Program” over the summer and made our school the top Peoria Public School @ the primary level.  Kellar had several students surpassing 1,000 minutes of reading: 


    Kellar's Top Readers for the Summer of 2020
    Lila N. (5,810)                   
    Michael G. (4,190)               
    Liam K. (4,186)                   
    Khadija S.                       
    Sidi Mohammed S.                   
    Kiara L.                       
    Jaden H.                   
    Karl K.                   
    August B.                   
    Liam B.                   
    Jordan C.                       
    Grace M.                       
    Sydney C.   

     

    A big shout out to our top Waterford students of 900 minutes or more of recorded usage as well: 


    Kellar's Top Waterford Achievers for the Summer of 2020
    Porter Larson
    Aurora Gauvin

    Look. It's My Book! will be conducting drive through book distributions this coming Wednesday, August 26th from 2-5 PM at 1st Federated Church north parking lot at 3601 N. Sheridan Rd. Signs will be posted and volunteers on site to guide cars.

    What:  District 150 primary school children (k-4th) may receive one book each when they come to the Look. It's My Book! warehouse. Book titles will be displayed for children to see and select while in their cars.

    Where: 1st Federated Church north parking lot at 3601 N. Sheridan Rd. Signs will be posted and volunteers on site to guide cars.

    When:  2:00-5:00 PM on the Wed of August, September and October
    August 26    September 30    October 28

    Supply Pick Up for First, Third, and Fourth Grade for Distance Learning only, not Acellus.  If you are unable to attend at this time, please notify your teacher to schedule different arrangements.

    Monday, August 24, 2020 will be a material pick up day for parents with children in grades 1, 3 and 4.  These materials are ones your child would have been using in the classroom if we had not gone to distance learning.  Please make sure to keep all the materials in a safe place as students will need to have them when we return to in-person learning.  Materials that are lost or damaged will be the responsibility of the parent to replace. 

    Please enter the parking lot at the north entrance and stop at the crosswalk.  You will give your child's name and grade level to the staff member so your materials can be ready when you pull up to the main entrance. 

    Last names beginning with A-L will come from 1:00-2:30
    Last names beginning with M-Z will come from 2:30-3:45

    Supply Pick Up for Second Grade Distance Learners, not Acellus will take place on Thursday, August 27, from 4:00-6:00 PM.  Students and Parent can meet their teacher, check out their Reading book and pick up a Math and Reading binder as well as other needed classroom materials.  Parents will park and walk up to the tables outside in the front entryway.  Wearing of masks and social distancing is required. This is for students in Distance Learning only, not Acellus.  If you are unable to attend at this time, please notify your teacher to schedule different arrangements.

    Please stay tuned for Kindergarten Supply Pick Up. 

    We are safe, we are responsible, and we are respectful because WE ARE KELLAR!

     

    Look It's My Book

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  • 08/16/20

    Hello Kellar Families,

    This is Mrs. Baron with your weekly announcements. With our first day of school set for August 24th, I would like to update you with important information for the start of the year.


    I want to remind everyone that tomorrow, Monday, August 17th at noon, will be the last time to switch your child from virtual learning to distance learning or distance learning to virtual learning.  Please email your request to Ana.Zeisel@psd150.org if you plan on switching platforms.


    Choice 1.) Distance learning will follow your child's school bell schedule with a Peoria Public Schools teacher conducting class through MS Teams five days a week.


    Choice 2.) Virtual Learning @ Home 2.0 has a flexible schedule allowing parents to determine when and where students work. Students will use the Acellus platform with a Peoria Public Schools teacher guiding the learning progress.


    If you have not done so already, please sign up on Sign Up Genius at:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0944A8AD2BA7F49-kellar
    to schedule an appointment to pick up your child’s device at the school.  The link is also on PTO Facebook Page. 


    I have been in touch with the Peoria Public Library and have received a list of Kellar Top Readers.  I am excited to announce their names next week!

    Teachers are back in session starting tomorrow preparing for the school year.  They are very excited and are looking forward to reaching out to you and your child.  Class lists will be posted this Wednesday, August 19th at 4:00 p.m.

    We are safe, we are responsible, and we are respectful because WE ARE KELLAR!

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  • 08/10/20

    Good Evening Kellar Families,


    This is Mrs. Baron with your summer announcements.  I hope you are making time each day to read.  Did you know reading everyday can help you to be successful in school?  Reading daily can raise your achievement & give you more opportunities in the future.  I am attaching our Fun Summertime Readers video staring Kellar students reading over the summer! 

    Parents if you have not done so already, please encourage your child to wear their mask at home.  You can start out with smaller periods gradually getting longer so when your child returns to school, they will be used to wearing their mask.  A great idea is to have them wear their mask while they are reading or using screen time.

    You’ll find a Kellar Arrival/Dismissal and Kellar Latchkey video attached.  This should give you some helpful information on the plans we’ve been working on so you can see some demonstrations of procedures.

    Many of our Kellar students are going virtual this fall.  Therefore, we have had to close down one of our classrooms to allow for a teacher to go virtual. Mrs. Christy will be moving from 4th grade to 1st grade and Mrs. Gorman will be teaching virtual only.  We appreciate your understanding & flexibility as we accommodate for everyone’s learning preference. 

    Here are super important updates:
    •    Students should plan to bring a water bottle to school since we won't be using our water fountains.
    •    Masks are required for all students. 
    •    On the A/B hybrid model, student hours are from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    •    A-schedule students begin on Wed, Aug. 19.
    •    B-schedule students begin on Thurs, Aug. 20.
    •    Fri. Aug. 21 is an off-campus independent learning day for all students and Fri. Aug 28 will be an A day, not B as previously scheduled. 
    •    We will post class lists on the front doors of the school on Friday, Aug. 14 at 4:00 p.m. 
    •    HP Streams (little laptops) will be issued on a student’s first day in-person.  You can look for them to come home with instructions & be ready for use on their virtual days. 

    The best way to reach the Kellar Office is to email Ana.Zeisel@psd150.org for an appointment. 

    Well, Kellar Colts, I sure am looking forward to seeing all of you!  I can’t wait to hear about your summer reading & other summer fun experiences you’ve had.  We are Respectful, We are Responsible, We are Safe, because We Are Kellar!

     

    Arrival & Dismissal

    Latchkey Drop Off Procedures

    Kellar's Summertime Readers

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  • 08/03/20

    Good Evening Kellar Families-

    This is Mrs. Baron with your weekly summer announcements.  August is here & we are gearing back up for school to be in session!  We are excited to receive your students and look forward to getting back into the routine of learning. We know you are getting information from everywhere: news, social media, etc but we can assure you numerous health, wellness and sanitizing protocols have been implemented specific to Kellar.   I have attached our Kellar return to school plan and Drop off/Pickup Procedures for your reading enjoyment.  It's filled with lots of information regarding protocols and how school will look for students.   Below we have made an easy list for parents to stay abreast of what is happening and keep things straight. 

    Read this if your student is returning for in-person instruction
    1. Know if your student attends on "A" or "B" days.  Here is our first week:   Wednesday, Aug 19- First day for "A" day students; Thursday, Aug 20- First Day for "B" students; Friday, Aug 21- NO IN PERSON SCHOOL- off campus learning day for students.  If you have not received a letter and unsure if your child is ''A" or "B," send an email to ana.zeisel@psd150.org.
    2.   Re-enroll online with Family Access.   https://www.peoriapublicschools.org/Domain/15
    3.  Send your student in a mask every day.  They need one to enter the building for their temp check and breakfast at 9:15 every day they are on campus.    Please purchase 3 cloth masks - 2 for home washing and 1 to keep at school.
    4. Our schedule for this year is 9:30-3:00.  Students will receive 5 hours of instruction (math, reading, science, and social studies only) and a 30 minute lunch, in one classroom.  Teachers will change rooms, students will not, to decrease exposure.  Upon exiting the building, the students will grab breakfast and lunch for their following day, off campus.     
    5.  Do you have a Kindergartner?  School physicals with updated immunizations & dental exams are due!  Get your appointments made!
    7.  Lastly, grab some school supplies & make sure uniforms are good to go! Our Kellar PTO has some awesome Kellar Spiritwear for you to checkout which students can wear everyday during our hybrid A/B schedule with uniform bottoms.  There are many colors along with youth and adult sizes.  Even lanyards, masks, cinch packs, and tumblers are available.  You can either go to https://kellarspiritwear.itemorder.com/sale or check it out on the Kellar Facebook page.  All orders must be completed by Sunday, August 9th.
    Read this if your student is returning as virtual only
    1.  If you requested virtual learning but still received a letter...don't fret.  The letters went out prior to the online registration closing.  All virtual requests made on or before July 24th were honored.
    2.  Virtual learning is NOT like remote learning from the spring.  Students are expected to work for 5 hours, grades are issued and attendance is mandatory.  See attachment for more information regarding expectations.
    3.  Streams will be sent home with students on the first day of school.   
    4.  Grab and go lunches will be available Monday-Friday when school is in session from 1:15-1:30 at the front doors of Kellar for virtual students only.
    Our secretary, Mrs. Zeisel, is back in the building today and will be able to answer questions and help you!  Please call the office at 309-693-4439 or email ana.zeisel@psd150.org to make an appointment.

    Please remember that our plan is fluid and will change as needed.  Have a great week!
    Mrs. Baron

     

    Return to School Plan

    Is Virtual Learning at Home an Option for Your Family?

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