9/9/19 A Week

September 11, 2019

The Writing Center

The Writing Center--our space for one-on-one writing tutoring--is open as of Monday September 9th! Meetings will be held in room 229. Sign up by going to MyKPS --> Groups --> US Writing Center.

 

Environmental Club

This September, just days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, millions of students and adults will strike all over the world to demand climate justice and transformative action from politicians and leaders of major fossil fuel companies around the world. This will be the largest climate mobilization in world history. Kent Place will join the global climate strike to bring awareness about the climate crisis to our local community and inspire them to join the millions that will change our Earth.

 

Mrs. Evans from the nursing department

1. There is a new sign-in system in the Nurse’s office. There will be an iPad sign in. Directions will be explained when you enter the nurses office. Please sign in when you enter the office. 2. If a nurse is not there, there will be a sheet of paper next to IPAD explaining where the nurse is and when she will return. For emergencies, please go to CFI receptionist. 3. Please come to Nurse’s office first before calling parent to pick you up when not feeling well. We will decide together what the best plan will be. Thank you and have a great year! :)

 

Eve Miller

This Saturday, September 14th, will be the 5th Annual Robert J. Miller Oysterfest in downtown Maplewood. The all day event is from 1 to 9. The fundraiser is in honor of our father who passed away from skin cancer in 2014. There are bands, food trucks, games, and free skin screenings. This year, the proceeds will be donated to a research grant at the Melanoma Research Foundation in honor of Chris Westdyk who lived here in Summit. Chris was diagnosed with melanoma when he was just 16. Despite his illness he continued at Delbarton  and then went on to study at Notre Dame. He ran the NYC Marathon and had plans to teach middle school math and science. Sadly, he passed away in June at just 22 years old. We are honored to contribute to Chris’ grant and help remember an incredible young man. We hope you can come to the event or donate at bobmilleroysterfest.com. Thank you so much for your support!

 

Michelle Murphy

I would like to review the timing for photos (all school photo at 11:30 and then class photos from 1:30 - 3:30).  All students are to go to advisory during genius today and be on time for photos. Get permission slips in for trips.  Make sure that you review my email with important dates. It includes the approved early dismissals for athletics. You may not leave any earlier!

 

Math Department

You may have noticed that the number of members of the math department has increased! Wondering why? One reason was to staff the Math Studio more blocks of the day. Got Math? Bring your questions! From the area of a circle to dividing by zero and everything in between, you can count on us! And of course, we've got the best pi.  Check out our group page to schedule a visit.

 

Varsity Tennis

Varsity tennis played in the Millburn challenger tournament this weekend, beating Gill St. Bernards 5-0, followed by a match against Millburn, the reigning state champions since 2012 that have won 150 matches in a row. On Saturday, we ended their winning streak, beating them in the finals and securing first place. We have a busy week ahead of us with two away games against Summit and Mendham on Monday and Tuesday and we are looking forward to continuing to compete this season! 

 

PrezCO

Announcement of Door Contests, congrats to the Stevenson’s advisory. 

 

Athletic Association

Captains or players of junior varsity and varsity fall sports please email me stantonm20@kentplace.org, text me, or dm @kpsdragonpride so I can post all of the sports news on the athletic insta! Also, if anyone plays a sport outside of school or is a PE participant and wants some recognition, please feel free to contact me as well. If you don't follow the athletic insta please do.

 

Out of the Darkness Walk

The class of 2021 is inviting the upper school to the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Awareness in Chatham.

 

Latin@ Cultural Association

Latin@ Cultural Association would like to announce the 2nd Annual Latinx Night! This will be a celebration of Latin American culture with plenty of food, music, live entertainment and a Hispanic art exhibit. The event will take place during Hispanic Heritage Month on September 18 from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm. The location is still TBD and we will keep you updated. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come, have fun, and eat lots of food. We are looking for student volunteers so if you are interested in helping out that night please email Mrs. Fabiana Bloom at bloomf@kentplace.org. Also, starting September 16 we will be making "What my identity means to me" announcements in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. If you are interested in speaking, please contact either Sydney Villegas, Karla Perdomo, or Jaileen Portorreal. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

 

Orchestra

Hey everyone! The orchestra retreat was a success and we had lots of fun! Thank you to everyone who came. Tomorrow is our first rehearsal so don't forget to bring your instruments!

 

Volleyball

We have our home opener today against Roselle Catholic at 4 so everyone should come out and support! We also are currently 1-0 with our win against Rahway on Friday.

 

Soccer

Varsity Soccer played Oak Knoll this weekend! We were tied at the half, but unfortunately were unable to pull out the win. We also have two more games this week. One at Elizabeth this Tuesday and a Home game on Saturday against Dayton. Everyone should come and watch!



 

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