Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...

March 5th, 2022

Dear Kingsley Families,

It is hard to believe it is March! Students are loving the warmer temperatures and so are we! We hope you have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.

See you Monday,

Mel Hackett and Eleni Gajewski

6th Grade Social Studies Fun!

Fun in specials classes this week...

Save the Dates...

Mar. 8 Principal Advisory Council during lunch

Mar. 11th PTA Adult Fundraiser @ Miskatonic Brewery (flyer below)

Mar. 18 Report Cards Sent Home

Mar. 23 ZOUP! PTA Benefit Night

March 28-April 1 NO SCHOOL (spring break)

Apr. 7 Kindergarten Roundup

Apr. 26 Kingsley Open House & Art Show

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Looking for more details about the upcoming PTA Adult Fundraiser?

1) Attend the event. Buy your tickets HERE

Price is $75/per person in advance ($85 at the door)

Price includes: 3-hrs open bar (beer, seltzer, wine), live band, food & fun


We're looking for donations to auction off during the event. For example, sports tickets, hotel stay, photography, a service you provide you could donate, etc. Please contact Lisa Tazelaar ( if you'd like to help.Can't attend but want to contribute? Donate HERE

3) Each Grade Level will be auctioning off a themed basket. Be on the lookout for a separate email from your grade level contact (themes and contacts below):

Kindergarten: Downtown Downers

(Jen & Maggie

1st Grade: Wine and Cheese

(Meggen & Lindsay

2nd Grade: Spa Day

(Tina & Lindsay

3rd Grade: Dinner Date Night

( & Maggie

4th Grade: Movie Night

(Kerry & Karyn Piegari)

5th Grade: Sports Basket

(Michelle & Jen

6th Grade: Coffee and Tea (Stacey & Natalie

4) Prefer another way to get involved? We will be looking for volunteers soon.


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Fun Lunch Orders: NOW OPEN


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) March 15th is a school day!

District 58 updated its 2021-22 calendar last August. The updated calendar changed the date of the winter Teacher Institute Day. The updated calendar also changed Tuesday, March 15 to a school day (it was previously a non-school day due to Election Day; however, Election Day was moved to June 2022). Last August, we emailed the updated calendar to families and posted it on our website. We realize some families might still have the old calendar, so we wanted to remind you of the following:

  • Friday, March 4 is not a school day. (It's the County's Teacher Institute Day).
  • Tuesday, March 15 is a school day.

5 Essentials Survey: Share Your Feedback

Parent/guardian feedback wanted!

District 58 invites parents to take the District's School Environment Survey (Encuesta Española) and the State's 5Essentials Survey by Friday, March 11, 2022. Learn more.

Outdoor Education Update ...

Outdoor Education Fees Refunded for 6th grade families

District 58 has decided that our 6th students will not attend the outdoor education at Camp Edwards during this school year; this typically occurred in the fall (when there were mitigations in place that prohibited this kind of travel for students.) Though mitigations are beginning to lift throughout the state, we are beyond the point in the school year that we could schedule these trips; additionally, specific to Camp Edwards, the distance of travel and shared overnight accommodations open up many questions about distancing and shared spaces. We hope to resume outdoor education activities in the future - the District is investigating options for our students, potentially including a spring activity for our 6th graders.

The fees that were collected at registration last spring for outdoor education have now been refunded to families' PushCoin accounts. You will be able to use the credit in your PushCoin account to pay for registration fees for the 2022-23 school year; if you would prefer a cash refund, please contact Sonali Patil in the District 58 Business office ( additional questions about outdoor education can be directed to Justin Sisul in the Curriculum department (

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District 58 Community Informational Meetings

District 58 invites residents to learn more about our facility needs by attending a Facility Community Information Meeting + Tour. The format will be the same at each meeting: Tour - Presentation - Q&A.

View the letter.
View the flyer.

Facility Community Information Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, March 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh Ave.
Saturday, March 5 from 9-10:30 a.m. at O'Neill Middle School, 635 59th St.
Thursday, March 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at O'Neill Middle School
Saturday, March 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Herrick Middle School

Please visit to learn more about facility planning in District 58.