Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team

October 28, 2022

Dear Kingsley Families,

We had a busy week at Kingsley, with more excitement around the corner. Our Halloween parade will be outside, weather dependent, on Monday, October 31st. Please see the fliers below for details on the parade, parties, and costumes. Monday will have a regular dismissal at 2:00pm.

This Saturday, October 29th, is Kingsley's Trunk or Treat from 3:00-5:00pm. We hope to see you there! Please see the flier below for details.

Enjoy your weekend,

Chuck Brewster & Eleni Gajewski

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Halloween At Kingsley

District 58 has a rich and diverse population in our learning community. District 58 staff members recognize that many families have different beliefs; and because of religious, cultural, or personal reasons, some families may choose to not be involved in Halloween activities. If you would not like your child(ren) to participate in Halloween activities, please communicate this with your classroom teacher and Mr. Brewster. We will then find an alternative location and activity for your child during the Halloween activities.

If your child will participate in the activities, please carefully review the information in the fliers below. Thank you in advance.

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Veteran's Day Info

All Kingsley students are encouraged to submit one photo of each Veteran they would like to celebrate this November. Photos should have the following information:

1) The Veteran's name

2) The student's name and classroom teacher

Please do not email photos. Photos will be on display during the month of November. We will also place mini American flags at the Kingsley School main entrance on Veteran's Day to recognize each Veteran submitted.

Students should submit pictures by Friday, November 4th. Photos will be returned. Thank you to all of the Veterans in our Kingsley Community for your service!

Parking During Arrival and Dismissal

We ask that all Kingsley families please be considerate of the neighbor's driveways. If you need to park your car, please do not block the driveways. Our neighbors need to be able to enter and exit their driveways as needed.

As a reminder, the parking lot is closed during arrival and dismissal. This allows district buses and vans to complete their routes. Also, for the safety of students, we do not want them walking through the parking lot with moving vehicles.

These procedures allow for the safety of our students and neighbors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Mark Your Calendars!


Fun Lunch Orders: NOW OPEN


11/11/2022 (Order Deadline 10/31/2022) - Zazzo's, pizza only

12/9/2022 (Order Deadline 11/30/2022) - Aurelio's, pizza only



Mark your calendar to grab dinner on these Playground Fundraising “food nights”


  • Every Thursday – Cozzi Corner – 20% of sales — ALL DAY LONG
  • 11/8 – Cadence Kitchen 20% of sales after 3pm (w/ guest Kingsley Bartenders from 7-10pm)
  • Wendy's Night 30% of sales w/ this flier = Tuesday Nov 22nd 4-8pm at 75th Wendy's
  • Pierce Tavern 10% of Sales = Tuesday Dec 6th 4-11pm

GIA Mia Dine in or Order Out (must mention Kingsley) = Thursday Oct 27th

Save the Dates...

October 31 - Halloween Parties and Parade

November 4 - Veteran Photos Due

November 8 - NO SCHOOL Election day

November 14 - Board of Education Meeting

November 15 - Picture Retakes

November 23-25 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving

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(Repeat Information)

The Reading Games Registration

The Reading Games will return for its ninth year on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 at O'Neill Middle School. The Reading Games is a fun and friendly reading competition open to District 58 students in grades 3-8.

Start forming teams now! Team and individual registration is open now through Nov. 2. Please click here for general Reading Games information, including team and individual registration links. Visit for detailed information.

The Reading Games also seeks question writer volunteers! Click here to learn more information and to sign up to volunteer.

A message from the district nurses

Fall is here and cold and flu season is upon us, and we are seeing students with cold and flu symptoms. To prevent the spread of these common viruses in the close confines of the classroom, we clean daily and encourage handwashing in the class. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

· Very stuffy or runny nose and/or a cough

· Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)

· Headache

Definitely keep your child at home and consider seeking medical attention if he or she has any of these symptoms:

· Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth. Your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours without medication)

· Vomiting (even once)

· Diarrhea

· Chills

· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness, or muscle aches

· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

· Shortness of breath

· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of the nose

To help prevent the flu and other colds, encourage good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Lunch/Recess Sub Coverage

If any parents are interested in being put on our lunch/recess sub list, please contact the main office.

District 58 Referendum

District 58 will place a proposal on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot to issue $179 million in bonds to improve District 58’s facilities. To learn more about the District 58 referendum, please visit

This website contains helpful information, including the District’s Master Facility Plan, frequently asked questions, ballot language, voter information, tax impact, facility presentation and videos and much more. If you have any questions about the referendum not answered on the website, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Please know, as a school district, we can provide factual information about a referendum, but we cannot advocate for or against it.

Kingsley Playground Committee

Kingsley Playground Update:

Kingsley Plays Together (Playground Committee) and PTA have joined forces.

This year's proceeds support our December 2022 goal of $320,000 for a new playground.

How else can I support the Kingsley Playground efforts?

Will your company consider a corporate match? Looking to volunteer your expertise? We welcome all types of support to raise awareness. Please reach out to Mr. Brewster, Mrs. Gajewski, or the Kingsley Plays Together committee.

Donations can be made at

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School Hours & Arrival/Dismissal Info.


Kindergarten (AM Only) - 8:15am-11:20am

Grades 1-6 and OKEEP - 8:15am-3:00pm

Professional Learning Mondays (K-8)

Kindergarten (OKEEP) -6th grade: 2:00p.m. dismissal

AM Only Kindergarten will dismiss at regular time 11:20a.m.