Knights News

Week of November 28, 2022

Rise Up!

Greetings Kingsford Family!

Welcome back! I hope the Thanksgiving holiday allowed time for each of you to connect with family members and friends to share fond memories as well make some new memories.

As we begin this week, we enter with only four weeks before the winter holiday. WE CAN DO IT!!! Teachers will refresh parents and students on behavior and academic expectations this week. If there are questions, please reach out to your child's teachers.

I have to reiterate how important it is for students to be present and ready to learn each day. We also expect all students to turn in all assignments. We are in the process of analyzing end-of-the-quarter data in order to identify our strengths and challenges. We have quite a number of students with low grades because they have missing assignments. PGCPS has a clear procedure that outlines the reasons students are allowed to make up work or turn in late assignments. Timeliness is a big factor. To assist with this, it is important that parents check SchoolMAX at least weekly to monitor student performance. Encourage students to turn in all assignments. We are counting on everyone to do their part to ensure the success of our students.

As always, Mrs. Price and I are here to support you. Let us know how we can help. Email is the best way to reach us- Principal Jones Assistant Principal Price

Wishing all a fantastic week. Be safe, be well!

-Principal Jones

This Week at Kingsford ES...

Welcome to Kingsford Elementary School! This week is a five-day week!

Daily Reminders

  • Ensure prekindergarten and kindergarten bus riders wear their safety vest to school every day.
  • Submit lunch applications ( If approval for free or reduced meals has not been granted your student needs lunch money. Lunch is $2.75 each day.
  • Early dismissal ENDS at 1:15 am this week.

Monday, November 28th

Tuesday, November 29th

  • OLSAT TESTING 2nd Grade only

Wednesday, November 30th

  • OLSAT TESTING 2nd Grade only

Thursday, December 1st

Friday, December 2nd

  • It's Friday! Check your child's progress in SchoolMAX.

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DIBELS Parent Meeting

If you missed the DIBELS Parent Meeting, the recording of the virtual meeting is here for your convenience.
DIBELS Parent Meeting

Kingsford PTA News

Meeting Alert!

Kingsford's PTA General Body Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00pm. Link forthcoming.

Call to Action - Volunteer and Donation Opportunities!

Scholastic Book Fair (Dec. 12th - 16th) -

2-3 Volunteers are needed each day to work the Book Fair and assist students in their selections. Volunteers will need to have completed PGCPS volunteer clearance.

Gift of Time & Donation for Student Fun! (Dec. 22nd) -

10-15 volunteers and donations are needed. Volunteers will assist admin and help our students participate in fun-filled activities in the gym, cafeteria and media center while the teachers will be given time to finish grading and tidying up their classrooms before winter break. Please donate so our students can have a great time! Volunteers will need to have completed PGCPS volunteer clearance.

Stock The Teachers' Lounge! (Every Month) -

As part of the PTA's commitment to teacher appreciation, we’d like to help stock the teachers’ lounge with snacks, drinks, and treats every month! Please sign up for whatever you’re able to contribute.

For detailed information on Volunteer and Donation opportunities visit:

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PGCPS Updates

Free Virtual Literacy Tutoring: BookNook

Kindergarten through fifth-grade students can get an after-school boost in reading with free, small-group virtual tutoring sessions with our partner BookNook!

Sign up here -

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Free Math Tutoring

PGCPS is committed to accelerating academic math achievement in math! See the opportunity below.
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PGCPS Volunteers

PGCPS welcomes parent volunteers back into buildings with proof of vaccination and a completed background check. Please note, that opportunities for parents to volunteer are planned and agreed upon by the classroom teacher. These are not drop-in observation moments.

To learn more about the application process click on the link below:

Visit for more information on becoming a volunteer and to access the application.

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Health News


All families are asked to monitor students daily to ensure they are well enough to attend school. Though COVID numbers have decreased we want to ensure we keep our community safe. Please keep your child at home if he/she is not feeling well and contact your child's teacher. Upon their return please send in a handwritten note (not through Class Dojo) or a doctor's excuse.

You should not send your child to school if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Need School Supplies?

Contact our professional school counselor Ms. Twewaa at if you have a student in need of school supplies. We have received donations from our community partners who are ready to support our families.


PGCPS schools and office buildings continue to operate on a modified schedule. Kingsford ES is open by appointments only. Teachers have been asked to refrain from sending parents to the building for materials pick up without an appointment. Appointments must be scheduled through the main office.

Administration and office staff can be reached via email Monday-Friday. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. While Class Dojo is available, email is the best way to connect with the administration.

Principal - Mrs. Jones -

Assistant Principal - Mrs. Price -

Principal's Secretary - Mrs. Williams -

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  • December 6 - Kingsford's PTA General Body Meeting (virtual)
  • December 12 - School Picture Day

  • December 12-16 - Scholastic Book Fair

  • December 17 - Progress Reports Released to Families (Online only)

  • December 19-22 - Winter Spirit Week

  • December 23, 26-30 - Winter Break & Christmas – Schools and Offices Closed

  • January 2 - New Year’s Day – Schools and Offices Closed

  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Schools and Offices Closed

  • January 24 - End of Second Quarter (45 days)

  • January 25 - Professional Day for Teachers – 1/2 Day for Students with Asynchronous Learning

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