News from Mr. V
February 6, 2024

Dear KHA Community,
March is a busy month over here at KHA!  See below for some hot off the press updates and some reminders of March events and activities.  
Chief Administrator Update 🥳
I have some exciting news to report on this front.  We have officially hired a Chief Administrator for KHA!  Marcella Terranova Clark, the current Principal of Hamilton Elementary School, will be joining the KHA community on May 1st.  As that date gets closer, she will reach out with a more formal introduction.  Don’t worry though, I am certainly not going anywhere.  I just can’t do it all 🙂
SurveyWorks 📊
As mentioned last week, each year public schools all participate in SurveyWorks to gather data from families about their overall experience.  This input is very valuable to us and helps inform the experience for your students.  As of today, we have only 3 responses.  For context, last year we had 165 reponses.  Granted that was a KHA-record, but I would love to see a higher response rate.  Please visit by March 31st to complete the survey.  
PD Day 
As a reminder, there is no school for students next Tuesday, March 12th as the staff has a PD Day.  
Upcoming Important Dates
  • March 12th – PD Day (no school)
  • March 14th – last day to register on EnrollRI
  • March 14th – PTO Meeting (6:00)
  • March 19th – SIT Team Meeting (3:45)
  • March 21st – Arts Night (5:45) 🎨🎵
  • April 2nd – PD Day (no school)
  • April 4th and 5th – 5th Grade ELA RICAS State Assessment
  • April 6th – Family Dance (5:00-8:00) 💃🕺
  • April 8th and 9th – 4th Grade ELA RICAS State Assessment
  • April 10th and 11th – 3rd Grade ELA RICAS State Assessment
  • April 15th-19th – April Break
  • May 9th and 10th – 4th Grade Math RICAS State Assessment
  • May 14th and 15th – 3rd Grade Math RICAS State Assessment
  • May 16th and 17th – 5th Grade NGSA Science State Assessment

Drew Virbila, M.Ed. (Mr. V)

Kingston Hill Academy