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                            Welcome Back to the 2019-2020 School Year!                                                                                              

 It is with great excitement the new school year begins at Kiefer Upper Elementary.  I am truly looking forward to being a part of your child’s learning process.  Fifth grade marks the beginning of student independence, accountability, and self-direction in learning.  Helping students become organized and responsible will be goals stressed throughout the school year. Many exciting and challenging activities utilizing critical thinking and problem solving are planned.

In order to better understand your child, I am requesting that you please take the time to write a letter about your child and return it to school with your child at your earliest convenience.  Because you know your child better than anyone, I encourage you to share your insights, goals, and concerns with regards to your child.  Your understanding and knowledge about your child will assist me greatly as I make every effort to meet individual needs and learning styles.


If I can be of service to you at any time, feel free to contact me via e-mail ( or by leaving a message at the front office.  I will do my best to return your call or e-mail as soon as possible.  My planning period is 5th hour (12:25-1:15) if you would like to set up a meeting.  Thank you for being actively involved in your child’s success.  Your child will have a wonderful learning experience as we work together.





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Monthly Birthday Party Celebrations:

In an effort to recognize all students’ birthdays this year, we will be having one big birthday celebration each month.  Birthdays will be celebrated on the first Friday of each month during lunch time (11-11:30am) in the cafeteria.  August and September birthdays will be celebrated on Sept. 6th, January birthdays will be celebrated on January 10th, and all May, June, and July birthdays will be celebrated on May 1st.  

If you would like to help us celebrate, please sign up on the Kiefer Public Schools website (under Rongey Middle School tab).  B-day treats may be any snack food (cupcake, cookie, donut, bags of chips, etc.) that does NOT include peanut/nut products and does NOT need to be cut (you may send pre-cut cakes).

Parents may check in at the office and help pass out goodies during the celebration, or parents may drop items off (by 10:30am) at the front office for teachers to pass out.  

Thank you for helping us to make each child's birthday special!

B-Day Celebration Days:

Late Start Days:  Oct. 25, Nov. 22 (Nov/Dec b-days), Jan 24, Feb. 28 (Feb/March b-days), April 17 (April/May b-days)

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