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Welcome to Karen Western Elementary

Thanks for visiting Karen Western Elementary

Welcome to Karen Western, Home of the Cardinals!  We are dedicated to providing all of our students a high quality education. We strive to make our learning atmosphere supportive and caring, what Karen Western is known for.  At Karen Western, we strive to meet the needs of all students.  We would welcome the opportunity to share the many great learning experiences that are happening in our school with you.  

Please contact our office if you would like to come visit our community of learners.

Our weekly early release day has switched from Wednesday to Thursday.  The reason for this is to facilitate collaboration across buildings in relation to our AdvancED required action steps.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact the school.  

Thank you for your support.



Please remember to save your Box Tops
and send them to school with your
student(s). Please remember to label them
with the classroom teacher's name.

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Spirit Gear

An online store is now available to purchase Karen Western Spirit Gear
Please visit Karen Western Spirit Gear for information.



2/21, 3/7
3/28, 4/4

Dance Troupe

1/24, 1/31
2/7, 2/21, 2/28


Don & Millie’s Night

8405 Q Street Thursday 1/26 4:00-9:00 Thursday 2/9 4:00-9:00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Parent Teacher Conferences and Book Fair Wednesday 2/15 3:30-8:00 and Thursday 2/16 1:30-8:00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jimmy John's Night 5202 L Street Thursday 2/16 4:00-9:00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NO SCHOOL
Monday 2/20

Karen Western PTO Meeting Tuesday 2/21 4:15

Positive Parenting Meeting
Tuesday 2/28 
5:30-6:00 dinner
6:00-7:00 meeting



Dental Van Registration Form 

2016-17 Parent Calendar
2016-17 Staff Calendar

2016-17 Pre-K Calendar

2016-17 Optional School Supplies List

Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Breakfast begins at 7:55 a.m.  Please do not drop off students prior to 7:55.

School begins at 8:15 a.m.  Students should be in their classroom and ready to start their day by 8:15.  

School dismisses at 3:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Karen Western has early release every Thursday and dismisses then at 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Times: Prices:
PK/1st/3rd - 11:00-11:30 Adult - $3.35
Kg/4th/6th - 11:30-12:00 Student - $2.30
2nd/5th - 12:00-12:30 Milk - $.50

If you are planning on eating lunch with your student and want to order a school lunch, please call the office by 9:00am so the kitchen can plan accordingly.  Thank you!

Karen Western Parent Teacher Organization is open to all families, guardians, and community partners of Karen Western students. We work together to enrich the lives and education of our students. 

If you have any questions about KWPTO you can email Lisa Gustafson at lisa.gustafson@ralstonschools.org

In May 2016, KWPTO donated $500 to the Karen Western PE Department to purchase new equipment for students.

Karen Western PTO Meeting Tuesday 2/21 4:15

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