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Keystone Special Edition Newsletter - Sept. 2015

Weekly Update from Andy

KSDE Anti-BullyingHi everyone, I want to send out a reminder that October is Bullying Awareness Month and that the first full week of October has been designated as "Anti-Bullying Awareness Week" in Kansas.
I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to connect with your students and share meaningful, relevant activities related to bullying so that we can help eliminate this destructive process in our schools.  Click on these recommended resources to look over and utilize as you engage students, parents and patrons. 
Thanks for all you do and have a great week!  Andy
KSDE Anti-Bullying Awareness Week Site
Not in Our School
Stomp Out Bullying
Bulling Awareness Week (Canada)
Read, Write, Think: Get Ready For Bullying Prevention Month
D.A.R.E. Bullying Page (great videos)
Anti-Bullying Week (UK)
KCSL Bullying Awareness Toolkit 2015

LETRS – Become a Better Reading Teacher
Beginning October 22nd

LETRS is coming! Keystone is starting Module 1 of LETRS on Oct. 22nd at Keystone in Ozawkie.
LETRS stands for Literacy Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling.
If you are new to Keystone or if you have never had the LETRS trainings - mark you calendar, sequential modules are scheduled Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24, April 21.
This class offers you a wonderful opportunity to become a better reading teacher and to join a group of colleagues working on similar student reading problems.
Register with Linda Kilgore
Submit Professional Development Leave form

Family Care Clinic for the Uninsured

• Where: Jefferson County Health Department, 1212 Walnut, Oskaloosa, KS 66066, 785-863-2447
• When: Monday, October 26, 2015 (Note that clinics are now scheduled on Mondays)
• Clinic hours: Appointments start at 1:00. Call 785-863-2447 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen as time allows. Walk-ins must check in prior to 2:30.
• Requirements: Must reside in Jefferson County and show proof of residency and be uninsured
• Cost: Sliding Fee Schedule, Based off of the annual Federal Poverty Income Guidelines Download Flyer.

Infinitec Newsletter

Click to read Infinitec's latest newsletter and list of webinars.

Count Your Kid In
Free Preschool Screening

WHO: Keystone Learning Services and the Jefferson County Health Department
WHAT: COUNT YOUR KID IN – If you have concerns about your child's development, this free screening will provide help for children 0-5 years of age. Children are screened in areas of speech / language development, motor development, concept development, social skills, vision and hearing.
WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2015
WHERE: Living Water Evangelical Free Church, Oskaloosa, KS
For an appointment CALL (785) 876-2214 Ext. 201

Late, Unprepared and Unorganized:
Technology Tools To Support Executive Functions
October 16, 2015, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Karen Janowski @karenjan will be speaking at Keystone Learning Services about tools and technology to help students with Executive Functioning Skills (Organization, Time Management, Study Skills, Working Memory).
Download the registration form for the training.
If you would like to attend please submit a Professional Leave Request and Registration Form to Linda Kilgore, through media mail or to
If you have any questions e-mail or call Cindy Malone (, Linda Kilgore ( or Beth Zillinger (

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