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Back to School Night
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for Back-to-School Night. Teachers will be sharing their goals and plans for the school year such as curriculum, classroom discipline, homework policy, and parent participation.
4:00PM – GATE Parent Meeting in the Auditorium
4:30PM – English Learner Parent Meeting in the Auditorium
5:00PM – 4th-5th and Room 9
5:30PM – TK-1st and Room 8
6:00PM – 2nd-3rd
6:30PM – End of Program
This event is for parents only. Got Game Sports has volunteered to provide free childcare during the event; and STAR will extend their childcare hours to accommodate enrolled students.
General PTO Meeting @ Room 17
Sep 18 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Our first general PTO meeting is tomorrow morning!  We will be in Room 17!

Topics include:



Upcoming Events

Wish list!

See you there! 

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

Join fellow kinder and TK families for a fun afternoon at the park

Dinner Social at Islands Restaurant
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t forget our Islands Dinner social is tomorrow — Wednesday, September 25th.  Islands is donating 20% of our food and beverage purchases from 4pm to close for all families who show the flyer that was sent home (or show the attached flier image from your mobile device).

Walk to School Day
Oct 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

Join Kentwood in celebrating the true community school that it is and walk to school on October 2!

PS. Interested in having your child’s walk to school posted on the Kentwood website? Email (brianne.gilbert@lmu.edu) or text (310-321-8882) Bri Gilbert with your best pic!

Prospective Parent Tour
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Prospective parent tour – a few parent volunteers needed to help answer a few questions and talk about their experience

Prospective Parent Tour
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Prospective parent tour – a few parent volunteers needed to help answer a few questions and talk about their experience

Kentwood Koala Kinder Crawl @ Kentwood Elementary and then 3 houses (addresses TBD)
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Koala Kinder Crawl

October 5th at 2 pm

Join your fellow Kindergarten families for bike decorating, games, food, a
parade around the neighborhood,

and fun with other new Koalas!

This is a fun event where we bike and scooter around Westchester and do an activity at each house!  We start at Kentwood and decorate our bikes and scooters, and then head to the first house.  The first house is a snack, the second house is an activity like bracelet making or a game, and the third house is a bouncy and pizza.  

Oktoberfest 2019 – Adults only – Fundraiser event @ Snyder house // Kentwood area
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


It is Oktoberfest time!  Come hang out with fellow Kentwood families…and enjoy a Beer, Brat and a pretzel.  Cheers to kicking off the year!! 

When:   Saturday, October 5th

Time:  5pm – 10pm

What:  Fun afternoon & night of Beer Tasting, Brats and Pretzels! 

Where:  Snyder house (Kentwood and 81st cross streets) Specific Address to follow

Supporting:  Chrome Book purchases!  We are doing extra fundraising events this year to support our new Chrome Books!! 

Price:  $40 per person (New Kentwood families:  Buy one ticket and bring a friend, partner, or spouse!)

RSVP here or donate here as your RSVP: