Westchester 4th of July Parade @ Manchester & Loyola Blvd
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm



We are very excited to again be included in this year’s Westchester 4th of July parade!!  It is one of the best days of the year in Westchester! For those of you remember last year’s parade — it was quick, easy, and a TON of fun!!!  Please RSVP if you plan to join us!! We would like at least 30 families to sign up and show our neighborhood how many families have chosen Kentwood Elementary!


Here is how it will all work:  We will be working on the details of our entry in the next couple of months and will keep the group of you who RSVP for this invite posted on what to wear (Kentwood Red), what our theme is, etc.


Here is the sequence of events:

• 10:00 am: We will get our assigned meeting place and
Jennifer will send an email and/or Text the group to tell them where to meet. It
will most likely 
be near the Westchester Library on Manchester.  They shut down Manchester for the duration of the parade.


• 11am:  Parade start time 11am, depending on where we are in the parade, families can join us right before we come down the street and we will keep everyone updated via text and email.  Last year it was between 11:30am – 11:45am and we are trying to get the same time slot.

• 12:30pm:  Parade end time at 12:30pm.



There are no designated parking spaces for
participants. Is it only important 
to keep in mind how far you want to walk to the parade
meeting place near 
Westchester Library and after the end of the parade (80th
and Loyola Blvd). 


Super easy…RED Kentwood Gear. All students wear a RED Kentwood T-shirt.
Adults can simply wear 
RED. If you would like a RED Kentwood shirt – we will be
selling them on that day as well! (Or make sure you buy one before school is out for the summer!)  If anything changes, we will keep the group who RSVPs updated!  (For example, 


Day of the event Recommendations:

Parents with younger children should bring strollers,
wagons, etc. The first section of the parade is up a hill and younger children tend to want to
get in a wagon for the back 
half of the parade. We will be waiting at our meeting spot
from 11am until it is our turn to go down Loyola Blvd.


 Water!! We will also have a wagon full of water. 

TK/K/1st grade Play Date at Playa Vista Park
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a Summer play date!  Get to know the new parents and share your Kentwood Koala wisdom!  

Westchester Park Back to School Play Date *ALL GRADES* @ Westchester Park on Manchester
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join your soon-to-be-fellow classmates at an all-school Westchester Park Back to
School Play Date!

Kindergarten Orientation @ Kentwood Elementary
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kindergarten Orientation
at Kentwood – learn which awesome teacher your child will have, purchase Kentwood t-shirts, and get to know fellow classmates 

First Day of School
Aug 20 all-day

First day of school! Yeahhhhh!

Back to School Picnic @ TBD
Sep 7 all-day

School is in session so it’s time to celebrate at our back to school picnic.

Westchester Arts and Music Event
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Emerson Avenue Community Garden is hosting the Fourth Annual Westchester Arts & Music (WAM) Block Party — a free day-long community event with live music and dance, art, vendors & community booths, kids activities, garden tours, food trucks, and socializing. Kentwood will host a booth to share a bit about what an awesome school Kentwood is and how arts and music play a role at our school. At the booth we will distribute fliers/information, have a little project if kids want to make something, and sell our t-shirts. As a volunteer you get to tell people about the school and meet people from the community. Please join us!

Westchester Park Kinder Play Date @ Westchester Park on Manchester
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join fellow kinder families for a fun afternoon at the park

Kentwood Koala Kinder Crawl @ TBD
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join fellow kinder families for the annual Kinder Crawl!

Trunk and Treat
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Who’s ready for a little fun on campus? It’s time for the annual Trunk and Treat.