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Back to School

Time to think about school again!

Summer is almost over. School is starting again. Here is a helpful checklist to help you get started: Don’t forget to remember important dates. Our school calendar is posted each month under “Important Dates.” “Back-to-School Night” is September 26 from 5:30 – 7:30. Go to our “Students” page for your child’s school supply list. You…

First day for teachers

First day back for Key teachers!

Key teachers began their first day back today. New teachers were introduced, expectations were set for the year, and everyone thought of new ideas to make 2019-2020 the best school year ever. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in one week!

Kindergarten Move Up day

Look out 2019! Here come the new 1st graders!

Kindergarten celebrated their Move Up ceremony last Friday. Family and friends gathered in the library to watch as Kindergarten prepared to enter 1st grade! There were plenty of balloons, awards, pictures, and food for this happy day. Congratulations to Ms. Shin, Ms. Watson, and Ms. Sylvester for preparing the Kindergarten class of 2019 for 1st…

Need in Deed recognition

Shout out to Need in Deed recognition!

Congratulations to Ms. Darken in room 20 and Mrs. Robinson in room 21 for their recognition for their work with their classes’ Need in Deed projects. Their students researched and advocated for the important issues of immigration and homelessness. Need in Deed is an organization that connects the classroom with the community.  

Spirit Day 2019!

Spirit Day 2019!

Spirit Day was a great success this year! For a time it looked like rain might ruin the day but the sunshine came through. It was a great day. This year students could ride horses, pet reptiles and rabbits, get their faces painted, play hockey, dance, buy plants from our garden, and eat lots and…

Gayle Robinson

Farewell Mrs. Robinson

Mrs. Robinson is retiring this year. She has been teaching at Key for 31 years. Although she is a third grade teacher now, she has taught second grade the most. Thank you for all of your years of service, Mrs. Robinson. We will miss you!  

Lorenea Meskill, Lindback Award recipient

2019 Lindback Award Winner

Ms. Lorenea Meskill has been awarded a 2019 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. The Lindback Foundation honors outstanding teachers. Ms. Meskill teaches 5th grade math. Key school is very proud of Ms. Meskill. Congratulations!

Pauline Cheung, NeuBauer Fellow

Neubauer Fellow Principal Cheung

Congratulations to Principal Cheung for her acceptance into the Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership. This honor will give Ms. Cheung the opportunity to develop her leadership skills and bring new resources to our school. Way to go Ms. Cheung!