Oct 02

Important Dates in October!

Oh my!  A lot is happening in October.  Here is a quick list of things to look forward to at Kilby Shores this month!

  • October 4th: Progress Reports will be sent home
  • October 6th: Back-to-School Dance from 4:00-6:00
  • October 10th: Picture Day (These pictures will go in the school yearbook!)
  • October 9th-13th:  Grandparent’s Week (Please RSVP who is coming to lunch by Oct. 9th)
  • October 11th: Farm Day for Second Graders
  • October 12th: PTA Open House at 6:00 in the Gym
  • October 16th: Fundraiser Money and Order Forms Due
  • October 20th: Harvest Day at KSES
  • October 27th: Boo Hop

Sep 22

Dr. Whitney’s 2-Minute Drill

Click the link below to view a message from our Superintendent, Dr. Whitney.

9/22/2017 Link:  https://youtu.be/m2WQuHfw7QQ

Sep 15

Do You Have Spirit?

PTA is accepting orders for KSES spirit wear!  Kilby Shores has a new logo but there are still a few ‘throwback’ spirit wear items available.  Click the following links to view the order form and see a sample of the designs.

New Spirit Wear Order Form

“Throwback’ Spirit Wear Order Form

For any questions, you can email the PTA at kilbyshoreses@gmail.com.


Sep 15

Back to School Dance!

Let’s get back into the swing of things!!  Students at KSES are invited to a “Back to School” Dance on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Cost to attend the dance is $5.  Click here for more details and a copy of the permission slip.

PTA is in need of volunteers for this event!  Please be sure to register on Volunteer Connect and you can contact the PTA via email at kilbyshoreses@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing you!


Sep 11

2-Minute Drills featuring our Superintendent, Dr. Deran Whitney!

Check out our most recent 2-Minute Drill here. Look for regular updates throughout the year to keep you updated on all that’s happening. Let’s make it a great year!

9/11/2017 Link:  https://youtu.be/LQnLPSPUHUc


Aug 17

Welcome Back to a New School Year

Are you ready for the 2017-2018 school year to start?  Orientation will be August 31, from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Pre-K will meet in the Library.

Kindergarten will meet in the Cafeteria.

All other grade levels may proceed to your student’s assigned classroom.


Informational tables will be set up to help assist and answer in questions.  This would also be a great time to join the PTA and become an active member of the school!!


Jul 20

Before and After school Care 2017-2018

child care smThe new school year is coming quickly! September 5th will be here before you know it and we want to help you and your child get ready for the 2017-2018 school year.

There are many programs available for before and after school care, Suffolk Public Schools has information on just a few that you can check out here: Before and After school Care.

Kilby Shores hosts the Suffolk YMCA program for care. Parents can make arrangements for before only, after school only or both. Please check out the YMCA website for more information.

Finally, for those who took advantage of the before school care hosted in the KSES library last school year (2016-2017), the Suffolk Public School system is phasing this program out. ONLY those who attended last year may return this coming fall. No additional students will be accepted.

Thank you for your support of your children and their education. We’re looking forward to a great school year!

Jul 20

Bring us your BOX TOPS!

box tops 2We’re getting ready for a great 2017-2018 school year and that means we’re looking to put our Box Tops to use! Please save your Box Tops as you purchase your back to school supplies…and bring them in this fall!

BOXTOPS for Education will continue to be collected for years to come. They may also have bonus Points that may look a little different than this example:

Box Top


In addition to the Campbells’ and the Box Tops, Kilby Shores Elementary also collects Tyson’s Chicken Project A+ LabelsThey have a wide variety of labels from their boxes to their bags.

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Please continue to bring the Labels for Education, Box Tops for Education and Tyson’s Chicken Project A+ Labels in – they really do help!

Thank You for your continued support of raising funds for our students at Kilby Shores. If you have any questions, please contact our music teacher, Mrs. Key, through the school at 757-934-6214.

Jul 12

Tidewater Regional Governor’s School

GiftedThe Tidewater Regional Governor’s School (TRGS) for Science and Technology will host an Open House Thursday, July 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Elementary School.

Students will share what they have learned during the Forensics – CSI (Capturing Students’ Imaginations) themed program in a forensic fair in the auditorium and main hall, with light refreshments in the media center.  The TRGS for Science and Technology is a two-week summer STEM program for identified rising fourth- to seventh-grade gifted students in Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Franklin City, and Southampton County.

For more information, contact Tim Kubinak, director at 925-5782 or timothykubinak@spsk12.net.

Jun 16

This week’s Spark video: Every discovery happens when we’re curious.


Summer is a great time to urge your kids to ask questions. Stop to smell the roses and even discover the parts of a flower. Suffolk is full of natural resources within arm’s reach to make summer learning fun!  Click the link below for ideas.

Make summer fun!