King Connections

October 5, 2020

Important Information

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Dear King Families!

The chill in the air, the fallen acorns that crunch as we walk, the spattering of orange, yellow and red in the trees, and the scurry of squirrels in the yard all serve as reminders that fall has definitely arrived! It was a lovely weekend to be outside and I hope you were all able to take advantage of the beautiful weather.


We are very excited to have an opportunity to distribute important learning materials to each of our students this week on 10/7 and 10/8. These learning bags will not only include some important supplies, but they will have some essential instructional materials as well that teachers will ask students to access during lessons, such as specific content graphic organizers, manipulatives, books, journals, etc. There will be six windows of time over two days in which you may come by to pick up your child(ren)'s bag(s). Please see the guidelines below to ensure that we are able to efficiently and safely distribute the individualized bags.


Thank you to those who took some time to fill out the brief family feedback survey. If you haven't yet had the chance, I hope you will be able to take a moment to let us know how things are going. The link will remain open this week.


I also invite you to learn more about School Council by clicking the link provided. If you are interested in joining us at King, please complete the survey below.Thank you to those of you who have already expressed an interest. More information will be forthcoming.


Best,

Allison


Please be sure to utilize the district tech website if you are having any tech issues.


Please note: The district has created this "Return to Learn" page that includes timely planning updates and resources for families.

IMPORTANT!!! Learning Bag Distribution- October 7 & 8

On Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th, King Elementary School will be distributing additional learning materials to students.


We will be distributing items at the rear of the building at Door 18 near the playground.


We will offer three windows of time both days in order to accommodate your busy schedules to the best of our ability.


  • First Window- 8:30am-10:30am


  • Second Window- 12:30pm- 2:30pm


  • Third Window -5:00pm-6:30pm



When arriving, please follow these guidelines:


  • Write your child(ren's) first and last names, grade(s) and his/her teacher/teachers name on a piece of paper and hold it up in your window.
  • Staff will look at the name(s) and gather items.
  • Parents will open trunks, hatchbacks, or back doors to allow staff to put student items in the car.

  • Staff will bring distribution items and place them in cars.

  • Once items are placed in cars, please pull forward and exit the King parking lot.


A REMINDER: In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, we respectfully request that no one leave their vehicle. We want to ensure the safety and well being of everyone involved.

STUDENT WITHDRAWAL REQUEST FORM SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

Please complete this form if you plan to withdraw your child from Framingham Public Schools. Click Here

October King PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 7pm

This is an online event.

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This meeting will include elections for PTO Executive Board (eboard) positions. The election was meant to take place in May, but due to the pandemic, we have postponed it to the fall. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved and give back to our school!


Please email ptokingelementary@gmail.com if you are interested in nominating yourself or another willing PTO member by Sunday, October 4th. The open positions are:

PTO Co-President (2 positions): Work with the other Co-President to create agendas, run meetings, oversee committees, help with planning/executing events when available, and attend three monthly meetings (PTO presidents’, eboard, school-wide PTO). Note that the PTO presidents’ meeting is split with the other co-president. [Please note: one co-President position will be for a 1 year term, while the other is for the full 2 year term. Please specify which position you are interested in when nominating.]


Vice President Fundraising: Oversee fundraising events (King of Hearts family dance, Boxtops, collection, Silent Auction, etc.), help with planning/executing events when available, and attend two monthly meetings (eboard, school-wide PTO).

Corresponding Secretary: This position assists with sharing information with the King community. This includes helping to secure translations from family volunteers. This position attends 2 monthly meetings (eboard, school-wide PTO).

Treasurer: This position manages the finances, writes checks, makes the budget, and does taxes for the organization. This position attends 2 monthly meetings (eboard, school-wide PTO).

Open House - October 20, 2020

Open House/Curriculum Night is taking place on October 20, 2020, from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Each classroom teacher will offer two 30 minute sessions for families as outlined below. Hopefully, this will allow each family some flexibility and if they have more than one child at the school, the ability to attend all of them.



  • K-2 Homerooms: 6:30-7:00 & 7:00-7:30
  • 3-5 Homerooms: 7:00-7:30 & 7:30-8:00
  • Specialists: Alternating Blocks
  • ESL Teachers, Special Educators, and other service providers will drop into classroom meets.


The goal for this night is to provide families with an overview of the grade-level expectations and curriculum. This is not a time to conference with your child's teacher, but our educators are always willing to arrange for a check-in at another time. Just email them!


We will be sharing meeting links with you in next week's King Connections.

Dates to Remember

October

  • 7th - PTO Meeting-7:00pm
  • 7th and 8th- Learning Bags Distribution
  • 9th - No School: (PD)
  • 12th - No School: Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • 20th- Curriculum Night/Open House 6:30-8:00PM
  • 26th- Tentative Return to the Building for students with High Needs

November
  • 3rd - No School: (PD)
  • 4th - PTO Meeting-7:00pm
  • 11th - No School: Veteran's Day
  • 25th - Half Day: Dismissal at 12:20pm
  • 26th- 27th - No School: Thanksgiving Recess

King School Hours

School Hours 9:05am - 3:20pm



Early Release Days

  • Students are dismissed at 12:55pm.
  • Lunch IS served.
  • Early Release Thursdays: 9/18/20, 12/3/20, 12/10/20, 12/17/20, 1/7/21, 1/14/21, 3/11/21, 4/29/21, 5/6/21, 5/13/21, 5/20/21, 5/27/21


Half Days
  • Students are dismissed at 12:20pm.
  • Lunch IS NOT served.
  • Half Days: 11/25 and the last day of school.

Transportation

The online transportation request form for the 2020 - 2021 school year is now open.


If you need illustrated instructions on how to complete your Transportation Request in English, please visit THIS LINK. Here are the Portuguese and Spanish versions as well.

City of Framingham Food & Donation Resources

Click here for resources available through the city of Framingham

Community Resources

For emergency food assistance call the Framingham Emergency Food Line (508-532-5479). For food or housing referrals, please contact the Family Resource Center (508-270-4313). If you or your child is having a mental health emergency, please call Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at 508-872-3333 or call 911 for assistance.

Helpful Info, Resources, and How to Talk to Children

Please use this link to access resources, preventative measures, and guidance on how to talk with children.

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