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KLSD Budget Vote on May 21, 6 am - 9 pm

Dear KLSD Community,

We are grateful for your continued support of KLSD students. Their accomplishments in our classrooms, on our stages, in our gyms and on our fields are a continuing source of pride and joy.

Next year’s school budget reflects our commitment to maintaining KLSD’s outstanding educational environment in a fiscally responsible manner. Our proposed budget protects the rich educational programming and effective class sizes that serve our students well. And it does so while staying below the New York State tax levy cap.

On Tuesday, May 21, voters will notice four propositions on the ballot. They are explained in our Budget Newsletter in more detail. These propositions reflect our efforts to use funds wisely that have been previously approved by voters and to take advantage of Federal Government rebates to subsidize our school infrastructure projects

Thank you for entrusting us to propose the 2024-25 school budget. On May 21, 2024, please vote on the KLSD budget, additional propositions and the election of three Board of Education trustees.

The Board of Education

School Snapshots

Top left, clockwise: Eighth graders create Make-A-Wish surprise for classmate. Congrats to all who participated in Senior One-Acts. Katonah Elementary kindergarteners kick off ABC Countdown. Meadow Pond Elementary students plant school garden. Increase Miller Elementary fifth grade production of "Frozen KIDS" wows audiences!

Learning About East Asia Through Dance

dancers at IMES

Students pump their palms towards the sky, roll their arms, then repeat - this time, with more confidence. Increase Miller Elementary’s entire third, fourth and fifth grade move in time to traditional Indian music, following along with the vibrantly dressed dancers on the school’s stage. The fun of bopping and spinning to the irresistible rhythms fills the assembly with smiles.

All Increase Miller Elementary students participated in traditional Indian dancing on May 6 in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. It was the sixth cultural assembly created by the IMES PTO and the school’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging committee this year. “We’ll learn more about the world today,” said Dr. Michael Weschler, assistant principal of IMES, welcoming students to the assembly. MORE

Insect Museum Creates Buzz of Excitement

Insect Museum

Why do fireflies flicker? Gavin knows all about the little flashing beetles. Summit loves to share facts about ladybugs—including how the insect got its name. Can mosquitos bite more than once, and do they really prefer certain people? Head to Marco for answers.

Meadow Pond’s second graders are insect experts! The young entomologists recently hosted an Insect Museum—a colorful display of more than 50 exhibits held in the school’s gym—to share insect information with families and other students. The project integrated ELA and science, as well as art, sustainability and technology. MORE

Poetry Workshop with Katonah Museum of Art

thinking through the arts

The students in Elizabeth Jackson’s fourth grade classroom gaze at images of art, reflect for a few moments and jot down their thoughts. Jackson reminds them that they are just getting ideas on paper; it doesn’t have to be perfect.

This is phase two of a creative experience that all Katonah Elementary School fourth graders are participating in called Thinking Through the Arts.

It started with a field trip to Katonah Museum of Art. The students stepped aboard a school bus and travelled 1.8 miles to see the work of four contemporary Black artists who engage with African art objects and connect them to their personal histories. MORE

Landscape Designers Consider Cost & Ecological Impact

Elena and Phillip pencil in a star-shaped pool.

Chris and Sophia have a 50’ zipline!

Lael and Kate plan for a stand of oak and redbud trees and serviceberry bushes.

Annette Milne’s sixth graders are landscapers hired by Mr. and Mrs. Green to design their backyard. This week, they are working in teams and sketching ideas on graph paper. Soon, they will be calculating the area of their patios, pools and playhouses, and using it to determine costs of materials and the total budget. Students will also consider their design's impact on the local ecosystem.

“This hands-on math project folds in real-life use of geometry, scale models, multiplication and sustainability,” said math teacher Milne. MORE

Unified Basketball's #1 Move Is Encouragement

Unified Basketball

John Jay and Chappaqua’s scores were tied in the teens when freshman Ellie got the ball. She jumped and shot from just outside the key. The swish set the scoreboard in motion! Ellie and teammate Lucas took a midcourt moment to celebrate with a special handshake that included knuckle bumps and fluttering fingers. The Wolves were feeling good!

Unified Basketball is all about feeling good. The program, an initiative of the Special Olympics, joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team with the goal of promoting inclusion. “We complete that mission every game,” said Assistant Principal Kim Piccolino, who coaches the team with guidance counselor Carlyn Bochicchio. MORE

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SCHOOLS: John Jay High School | John Jay Middle School | Increase Miller Elementary School | Katonah Elementary School | Meadow Pond Elementary School | Katonah-Lewisboro School District

Katonah-Lewisboro School District | 60 North Salem Road

Cross River, NY 10518 | (914) 763-7001