2013 Red Ribbon Week at KBES
PK-2nd grade program with Tennessee Safety Spotters -
Ms. Patricia Belt and Izzy and Lottie Dot
"Students at Kate Bond Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 21st-25th. This year's theme was Our Future's Too Bright, No Drugs in Sight! Throughout the week, students participated in many activities including dress up days, visits from the Tn. Safety Spotters and the Shelby County Sheriff's Canine Unit, a Fun Walk, and a fundraising campaign for MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Driving). Students in the Art Club also participated in an advertisement competition and the entire school signed a "Drug Free Banner" to pledge to live a drug free lifestyle.
Congratulations to Pedro Abarca and Caia Lee, both 5th grade students from Ms. Speare's class, for winning 1st and 2nd place respectfully in the advertisement campaign.
Many thanks to all the students who purchased Hawaiian Leis to raise money for MADD. We raised $400 which will be donated to the local chapter of MADD to support their underage alcohol awareness campaign."
On Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Go Jim Go was an activity sponsored by Kate Bond Elementary and headed up by our PE teachers, Coach Patrick, Coach Olswing, and Coach Carlson. Students collected pennies, nickels, dimes, then, dollars to donate to LeBonheur. They also wore college t-shirts and denim, making contributions of a dollar to wear each item. $3725.00 was raised for LeBonheur Hospital, a hospital that serves children in the mid-south area.
Coffee with the Counselors met with parents as an opportunity for parents to meet our counselors and learn of the ways that they support the students of Kate Bond.
Bedtime Stories Night brought out over 600 parents and their children to listen to guest readers as we celebrated reading and literature. Students dressed in pajamas, and many parents dressed out, as well! Thing 1 and Thing 2, University of Memphis basketball players, major league baseball player Forsythe, and other story book characters were on hand to read to the children. Afterwards, every child in attendance received a book to add to their personal library.