Monday, June 08 - The Principal's Corner
It has been our pleasure getting to know your children and sharing
numerous experiences with them throughout the year. They have grown in so many
ways, continued to develop their personalities, made new friends, and lived up
to numerous challenges and expectations. We, the administrators, faculty and
staff are proud to have been a part of their year at Killian. As we send them
into the summer, we trust they will continue to read good books, play
educational games, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy their summer
break. Please remember, students have numerous websites from which they can
download books to read. For your convenience, I have included a number of them
at the end of this message. Parents, thank you for your support throughout the
year and please check the school’s website for updates and information that we
will post in the coming months.
are the three online book websites we use:
is generally used for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The website is http://goo.gl/UQI5Y.
user name is: Killian. The password is:
Tumblebooks appeals to all grade levels. That website is: http://goo.gl/ayF7N.
The user name is: richland2. The
password is english.
of these sites have books in more than just English. Bookflix has material in Spanish and
French. Tumblebooks has online books in
those and other languages as well. There
are some nonfiction books on those sites, and opportunities for assessment via
quizzes and games.
is a site for grades 3 through 5. This is a nonfiction online book site. It has
many science and social studies books. The website is http://goo.gl/xyfbM. The user name is:
richlandsd2. The password is: trueflix.
a great weekend and an enjoyable summer!
Monday, June 08 - Summer Reading Bingo
To assist students in their
efforts to read over the summer, in classes this week we revisited my webpage (http://mediamatters2kids.blogspot.com/). The page has great links to digital books,
online databases, encyclopedias, and literacy games. If your child forgets the username and
password to a site, they need only to click on the Websites
link to get that information.
Please encourage your children to
track their reading using the Summer Reading Bingo for the grade they will
enter next year. I will try to get
sheets out to teachers this week, but you can always print out a sheet from
links provided on the webpage. Students
are to return those sheets by August 28th of the coming school year,
as we will have a reading celebration in September.
Wishing you a fun, restful, and
Monday, June 08 - 2015-2016 School Supply List
In our ongoing effort of improving customer service to families and
easing the financial burden on parents when possible, a streamlined and
standardized supply list has been created for all elementary schools, including
You can access the list at:
Many folks from across the district got together to create this list
through a collaborative process that, in the end, we hope will make it easier
for our families by being consistent for all grade levels at all schools.
Along with supplies provided by our school, this new list provides the
necessary supplies to support instruction in the classroom and move the district
away from widely varying lists of supplies that parents were asked to provide
in the past.
If you any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our front