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Keppel Weekly News 2/15/2021

Good Evening Keppel Parents,

This is Ms. Tonoli calling with this week's announcements.

Tomorrow, Monday, February 16th is a school holiday in honor George Washington’s birthday. Tuesday students continue with online learning. Wednesday is a School Spirit day and Friday is a College Spirit day.

This Tuesday evening there is a District Board Meeting that begins at 4:00. I highly recommend all parents and staff tune in to hear Dr. Ekchian’s Superintendent’s Update. It usually takes place around 6:45pm.

Wednesday at 12:00 noon you are all invited to join Mrs. Worley and me for our Coffee with the Principals via Zoom. The link can be found in the email version of the message or on the calendar on our website. We will be discussing the superintendents update followed by Q&A by parents about the possible opening of schools.

This is week three of Celebrating Black Artists with MKS. Teachers will be highlighting expressionist painter, Alma Thomas. The deadline for submissions for week three's opportunity drawing is Saturday, February 20th. Winners will be announced the following Monday, and submissions are posted on Facebook throughout the week.

MKS is excited to announce the details for Art Day 2021! They are looking for volunteers to showcase their talents or lead an art activity for our students on Thursday, March 11th. If you, or someone you know, would like to be a presenter, please sign up using the link attached to this email. The deadline to sign up is February 22nd. All talents are welcome!

It's that time of year to honor Mark Keppel's volunteers and staff of important significance -- who go above and beyond the call of duty -- by presenting them with an Honorary Service Award at our annual Founder’s Day event.

All volunteers, teachers, staff and members of the Keppel's community that have served our Cougars can be nominated. Please submit your recommendation(s) by completing the attached form and returning it BY NO LATER THAN February 24, 2021 to Keppel's PTA via e-mail to All recommendations will be taken into consideration by the HSA Committee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Also, please save the date for our Keppel's PTA Founder's Day event which will take place on March 24th, at 6pm via zoom.

Picture Day – not your average picture day, but please have your child ready to be part of a class photograph taken by their classroom teacher on Friday, February 24th to be used in this year’s yearbook.

PTA is currently seeking nominations for next year’s Executive Board. If you want to nominate yourself or someone else, please contact PTA at Please get your nominations in by February 25th.

That's all for now. Thanks so much. Have a great evening.