Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The Falcon Eye! 11/22/22

Happy Thanksgiving! 
No School: 11/23/22 - 11/25/22
Comic Relief for Parents and Caregivers

Southport Falcons Donate to KCC Library
On October 25th, residents of the Southport Community hosted their annual Book Festival to celebrate their love for literature. The festival brings together members of it's community for author talks, fresh cranberry breads, and a giant book swap. This year they chose the Kenneth C. Coombs Library as the recipient of their fundraising. Our Librarian Mrs. Smith and Assistant Principal Mr. Prehna accepted the $75 donation from members; Lori LaBrecque, Barbara Kidd, Linda Zevitas and Sheila Daly. 

THE PTO is requesting support for the Giving Tree Event, Friday December 9th, 6-8 PM.

1. Seeking singers or suggestions from our KC Coombs family & friends, for someone willing to lead a holiday chorus as part of our entertainment lineup.
2. Considering a new artificial tree this season? Seeking holiday tree donation, PTO is willing to pick up. 

Please message on FB or reach out to kccptopresident@gmail.com 

Friday, November 18, 2022

The Falcon Eye! 11/18/22

 No School Wednesday, November 23- Friday, November 25 for 
Thanksgiving Break

No Before or After School KCC Clubs Next Week. This includes Art Alive, Jewelry Making, Kids Choice, and Dance Club. KCC Clubs will resume the following week.  

 Comic Relief for Parents and Caregivers

PTO Storybook Dance! 

PreK Wishes Mashpee Football Good Luck!
Ms. Fulone's PreK class shined up lucky pennies and wrote cards to the Mashpee Football Team! Go Falcons! 

Danielle Greendeer Visits KCC
Weeachumun's Thanksgiving Story
On Monday morning, KCC welcomed local author Danielle Greendeer to read her book at two assemblies. We cannot thank Danielle enough for taking the time to read to all our students! 

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe 
Native Heritage Assembly

Three generations of the Pocknett/Strickland family and members of the Wampanoag tribe visited KCC PreK in honor of Native American Celebration month. 
They do shows all across the Turtle Island (the world), and their performances are comprised of many different styles of dance such as the Grass, Jingle, Fancy Shawl, and Eastern Woodlands. Each style depicts a different story and all of their dancers have been dancing since birth. 

Turkey Giveaway! 
Atlantic Subaru and Mashpee Police are donating 70 turkeys this Thanksgiving! If interested, please call the number below. Turkeys will be at the Mashpee Police Department for pick up. 

Elder Services of Cape and the Islands, Inc:

No Cost COVID-19 Tests

Thanks to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), The Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Department of Health, and Barnstable Public Schools for working with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to provide at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost to public school districts, including charter schools, approved special education schools, and collaboratives. These tests are intended for use by students and staff to support the return to school process after Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. We recommend tests be used no sooner than 24 hours prior to returning to school after these holiday breaks. Test kits are anticipated to arrive  for Mashpee students and staff 11/19/22 and will be distributed to all students to take home via backpack by their homeroom/classroom teachers Monday and Tuesday 11/21/22 and 11/22/22 and to staff in their mailboxes at their schools/primary work location by these dates. 

Thursday Pictures!

Xavier from Ms. Fulone's PreK class was given special recognition for his special attention to kindness this week. Principal Goulart and Assistant Principal Prehna presented him with a kindness recognition certificate. Showing kindness is extremely important because it brings the world up! Thank you Xavier for building KCC up! 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Falcon Eye! 11/10/22

We recognize and honor Veteran's Day on Friday, November 11th
No School 

Comic Relief for Parents and Caregivers 

ST Math: Fun with JiJi!
KCC students have been working hard on completing puzzles for JiJi on ST Math. Students who have completed the most puzzles so far this year played a math tag game with JiJi and Ms. Souza. Keep up the great work kids! 

Notes from the Health Office
As noted in the Parent/Student Handbook, students must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and 24 hours free of GI illness symptoms, eating and drinking normally  prior to returning to school.  

As we enter cold and flu season we wanted to share these illness prevention strategies:

• Avoid contact with people who are ill. If you are ill, stay home. Confine yourself to your bedroom to protect your loved ones. If your loved ones are ill, do your best to avoid contact. 

• Cover your mouth and nose. The flu and RSV are spread by coughing, sneezing, and unclean hands. 

• Wash your hands. Use soap and water to keep hands clean, especially after coughing and sneezing. When soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. 

• Abstain from touching your nose and eyes. Germs can be spread from these orifices. 

• Keep your home and work areas clean. Disinfect surfaces often. 

• Prevent illness by getting rest, staying active, eating well, and staying hydrated. 

• Talk to your health care provider about getting a flu shot. 

The PTO Scholastic Book Fair is up and running at KCC! 

Farm Animals visit KCC! 

Jobs in the Community! 
Ms. Souza's 1st grade has a visit from Firefighter Staggs 

Woods Hole 
Science and Technology Education Partnership (WHSTEP)
Wednesday night Mashpee Public Schools was well represented at The Landfall Restaurant in Woods Hole to learn about "Marine Heatwaves - Fevers of the Ocean" and what WHSTEP can provide to Mashpee Public Schools! We look forward to our continued partnership with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  

Thursday Pictures!