No Place For Hate

As part of our “No Place for Hate” program, we are looking forward to participating in the Kindness Challenge from January 28th-February 1st.

The students will work together as a class to complete activities to show kindness such as, asking a new friend to play, helping someone, writing a thank you note, or performing a kind act of their own design. Teachers will have daily discussions, read stories, and watch short video clips about showing kindness, inclusion, and respect.

Additionally, we will show kindness in our community by hosting a toiletries drive to benefit The Center for Children and Young Adults AND SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center. With the help of our Student Council, we will be collecting items such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc. These items will go to children in our community.  A flyer with more information will come home about this.

We will also have some fun by dressing up to the following themes each day.

Monday (1/28)-Hats off to kindness (wear hats)

Tuesday (1/29)-Being kind is groovy (wear 70s clothes)

Wednesday (1/30)-Kindness Rocks (wear rock star clothes)

Thursday (1/31)-Cougars are Kind (wear Cougar Pride or school colors)

Friday (2/1)-Cheer for Kindness (wear sports clothes)

Have You Logged On To SeeSaw Yet?

Hi Target Parents,

Information about SeeSaw has been sent home with all Target students.  Students have set up accounts and have posted work to their accounts.  Please sign up to see your student’s work and read about what is happening in class.

Mrs. McAlpine will add a post on your child’s Target day to let you know what is being learned, and you can comment on your child’s work!  Mrs. McAlpine is also assigning homework in SeeSaw.  It’s a one-stop shop!!!

Please contact Mrs. McAlpine if you need further information.

Target Homework


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Students receive homework assignments in Target weekly.  Beginning the week of October 1, students will be able to access their homework via SeeSaw.  Look for more information about SeeSaw to come home that week, too.

Your child’s general education teacher will not assign homework on Target days unless there is no Target.  It is the responsibility of the student to complete his/her homework before the next Target class; this gives students a week to complete the work but allows a designated day to do the homework.  Homework completion is paramount in order for the gifted student to participate in class activities.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding homework.

There will be NO HOMEWORK assigned to students this week due to Fall Break next week.

Conferences Are Coming

Conferences will be held during the week of October 15-19; students will be dismissed at 12:15 each day.  If you would like for me to attend your child’s conference, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know this, and he/she will alert me to the date and time, and I will do my best to be there.

I look forward to seeing you!

International Day of Peace

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International Day of Peace

Friday, September 21st


Next Friday, September 21 is the International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”).  Peace Day is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.  To celebrate this wonderful day, Kincaid staff and students are participating in several activities.

*     Teachers will be delivering lessons and activities to promote kindness and acceptance.

*     Students and staff are encouraged to wear “Peace” themed clothes to school. Break out your tye-dyes, headbands, bellbottoms etc. to celebrate peace at Kincaid and in our larger world.

*     Ms. Rausch will create “Pinwheels for Peace” with all students to display outside on the front lawn.  These pinwheels will be put out on the afternoon of September 20th. You and your student are welcome to view the display on the evening of September 20th or on September 21st.

Have You Heard About Museum Day?

Museum Day

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Click Get a Ticket to search participating museums and download your ticket.