Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...

January 30, 2022

Dear Kingsley Families,

We cannot believe we have already reached the end of January and are moving into February this week! National Random Acts of Kindness week is celebrated February 14 - February 20th. Please talk to your child(ren) about ways they can participate in this in and out of school.

We look forward to seeing all of our families for Parent-Teacher Conferences this week! Thank you for arriving at your scheduled time and wearing a mask while in the building.

Don't forget tomorrow is the end of the month. Submit your February Fun Lunch orders by tomorrow, January 31st. More information in the PTA section below.

Have a great weekend,

Mel Hackett and Eleni Gajewski

6th graders enjoyed hands-on science experiments this week...

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Thank You, Kingsley Playground Committee Members!

The Kingsley Playground Committee continues to make progress. The committee met with Wight & Company to have further discussions on ways to scale back costs while achieving the committee's goal of building a playground that is accessible for all students! The committee is taking the next month to break off in their sub-committees to focus on items like: grant-writing, branding, and ideas for fundraising. Interested in joining their efforts? Please reach out to Mel Hackett or Eleni Gajewski.
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Save the Dates...

Feb. 1 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00pm-8:00pm (registration closed - please call office)

Feb. 3 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00pm-8:00pm (registration closed - please call office)

February 7 100th Day of School- Dress Like You’re 100 Years Old

Feb. 11 Fun Lunch & Valentine's Day Classroom Parties

Feb. 14 Valentine's Day (Class parties on Feb. 11)

Feb. 14 Board of Education Meeting 7pm - Village Hall

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Fun Lunch Orders: NOW OPEN


2/11/2022 (Order Deadline 1/31/2022) – Aurelio's, pizza only

3/18/2022 (Order Deadline 2/28/2022) – Al's/Skuddlebutt's, pizza only

4/22/2022 (Order Deadline 3/31/2022) - Zazzo's, pizza only

5/20/2022 (Order Deadline 4/30/2022) - Aurelio's, pizza only


ORDERS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BY END OF MONTH FOR FOLLOWING MONTH! Other future months will continue to be open for ordering.

New To Kingsley Fun Lunch?

Go to the link

Click on the "Create an Account" and follow the prompts

Only ONE account per family is needed, click "Add a Student" to add each of your children

Further detailed instructions will be in the "News" section in the most recent posting

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Repeat Information

Kingsley Playground Committee: Help Wanted!

The Kingsley Playground Committee is preparing to take next steps with the planning phase on January 27th. The committee will meet with a representative from Wight & Company to identify areas to reduce costs. January 27th will also be an opportunity for committee members to brainstorm action plans for sub-committee work. This is where we looking for more hands! The more families involved, the quicker we can get this project rolling. We are looking for families (or friends of families) who want to become members of a sub-committees in the following areas: grant writing, fundraising, and public relations and branding.

Want to get involved? It's not too late! Email Mel Hackett ( and Eleni Gajewski ( to RSVP for our 1/27 Playground Committee Meeting at Kingsley School from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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Northshore Testing Update

Our COVID testing partner, Northshore, has indicated that they will no longer be utilizing the cheek swab method of specimen collection to ensure accurate testing in response to the current COVID variant. For the time being, starting Monday, January 24th, they will exclusively use the shallow nasal swab as a means of collecting samples for weekly screening and other forms of COVID testing.

If you wish to withdraw permissions for your child(ren) due to this or any other reason, please use this form to indicate your intent. Families who previously provided consent who no longer wish to have their child(ren) participate will want to submit this form prior to Monday, January 24th, the first day Northshore will exclusively use a nasal swab for all screening and testing.

Form responses will be shared directly with your building nurse team as well as with Northshore so information can be pulled from the system. Please fill out one form per child.

If you should have any questions at all regarding the nasal swab or wish to further discuss the program, please contact your school nurse, building principal, or Jessica Stewart, Assistant Superintendent for Special Services.
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Updates From Your Kingsley PTA...