Dr. Koop's Newsletter

May 19, 2023

Dear KRS Families,

What a wonderful Field Day! Thank you to physical education teacher Mr. Abbondandolo and the parent volunteers for planning a 2023 Field Day that was fun for all!

Next week is a short school week. Schools are closed beginning on Thursday, May 25, 2023 and the students return to KRS on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

On June 1st, the KRS fifth graders will present their research about sustainable development goals to families, students, and staff. Research topics are related to the goals of No Poverty, Clean Water, Life on Land, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Zero Hunger. The More than Madison project is one of the highlights of the Madison 5th grade year!

Have a great weekend!


Dr. Kathy Koop

Important Dates

  • May 25, 2023 - May 31, 2023 - No School for Students

  • May 31, 2023 - In-Service Staff Only

  • June 1, 2023 - Students Return to School

  • June 1, 2023 - 5th Grade More Than Madison 2:00 PM

  • June 9, 2023 - Fifth Grade Celebration Ceremony 9:30 AM - For Fifth Grade Families

  • June 14, 2023 - Clap Out - 12:45 PM - All are invited to attend.

  • June 14, 2023 - Last Day for Students - Single Session 12:45 PM Dismissal

Fifth Grade Families - Save the date!

The KRS Class of 2023 celebration ceremony is scheduled for June 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM.


Please see this link for the latest publication pf the PTO PAW Print.

Star Assessment Parent Reports

Star assessment parent reports will be sent home on Monday, May 22, 2023. We were planning on sending them home today, but most of the students do not have their backpacks at school because of Field Day.

Color Run 2023

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Kings Road School Field Day 2023

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Valerie Fund Walk-A-Thon

On Wednesday, May 24th all students will participate in a walk-a-thon to raise money for The Valerie Fund. The Valerie Fund provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Please support our student team The Kings Road Heroes, by donating here


News from the Library


With only a few weeks left in the school year, the last day we will be loaning books is June 2. All books should be returned by June 12. Take some time to look around your home for school library books. You’ll know they belong to the library if they have a spine label that has the call number of the book and a barcode on the back that includes the name of the school and the title of the book.

Summer Reading Program

At Madison Public Library

Ms. Dana Skwirut, the childrens’ librarian at Madison Public Library, came to speak to all of the kids during their lunch periods over the past two weeks. She has a great program planned, beginning with the kickoff celebration, Tuesday, June, 20! Make sure to stop by the library to sign up. This is a great way to keep reading skills from sliding over the summer.

The Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration is, Tuesday, June 20, 2:00 - 4:00PM, 39 Keep Street

Drop in anytime from 2-4pm at this get together to celebrate the start of the Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program! There will be games, crafts, face painting, an opportunity to sign up for the public library’s summer reading club, and more. The first 200 participants receive a tote bag and an extra sweet treat just for signing up!

Then stick around at 4 pm for New Jersey’s Favorite Family Entertainer, Conrad Cologne, who will perform an interactive magic and storytelling program for children and their families! Based on children’s books, stories come to life during the show using magic, interactive storytelling, puppetry, and comedy. The theme of the “Better Together Magic Show”coincides with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) summer reading theme of “All Together Now”.

The program runs about 45 minutes and is suitable for children 4-12 and their families. This program will take place in the Chase Room. No registration is required, but be sure to arrive early as they will let the audience in on a first come, first served basis.

Summer Programs for Children

Camp Invention

Please see this link for Camp Invention information.

Madison STEAM Academy

  • The Madison STEAM Academy returns this summer for its sixth year and is bigger than ever before! The STEAM Academy offers a hands-on, engaging camp experience for students entering grades 1 through 12 in the 2023-24 school year. With a diverse range of interesting courses, there's an exciting opportunity for every interest! Programming is offered across six week-long sessions in either AM, PM, or full-day options, and enrollment is not limited to Madison residents. Extended day options and tuition assistance are also available to ensure that any interested student can access this amazing program! For enrollment, course offerings, and more information, please visit www.madisonpublicschools.org/steamacademy

Madison Summer Arts Program

There's still time to sign up for the Madison Summer Arts Program at MHS from June 19-July 14! Students entering grades 4 through 8 can choose from band, orchestra, musical theatre, dance, and art classes. Students entering grade 6 can also sign up for guitar lessons, jazz band, and flute ensemble. Hope to see you there! Please click on the QR code below for more information.

Please see this link for the Madison Summer Arts programs.

Madison Education Foundation News

Today is the last day to make a donation to MEF in honor of the faculty and staff in Madison Public Schools who have made a positive difference in your children's lives. All educators named in donations will receive a personalized acknowledgement. Start your donation here: https://mefnj.networkforgood.com/projects/193195-2023-honor-an-educator
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Madison Elementary Schools Academic Calendar



2022 - 2023 School Year

Trimester 1

August 29, 2022 First Trimester Begins

December 1, 2022 First Trimester Ends

December 9, 2022 Report Cards Available in Genesis

Trimester 2

December 2, 2022 Second Trimester Begins

March 8, 2023 Second Trimester Ends

March 17, 2023 Report Cards Available in Genesis

Trimester 3

March 9, 2023 Third Trimester Begins

June 14, 2023 Third Trimester Ends

June 14, 2023 Report Cards Available in Genesis


November 21 (Evening) and 22, 2022

April 3 (Evening ) and 4, 2023

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