King Connections

September 29, 2020

Important Information

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Dear King Families!

I hope this update finds you and your family well. This new "normal" is challenging on so many fronts but I have to say, I am so proud of how our students and staff have adjusted their way of doing "normal" to make the best possible experience it can be. As I recently said to our fabulous teachers, in each and every class I visited this past week, I saw engaging lessons, engaging teachers, and engaged students. I am sure you will agree that the commitment our staff has demonstrated has been remarkable. However, we couldn't do it without you. Your partnership in this endeavor makes all the difference in the world and we thank you so very much for your role in its success.


In addition to some of the information that I had included in last week's King Connection, I am also including

* Family Feedback Opportunity

* Learning Bag Distribution Info

* School Council

* YouTube Translations


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.

First grade teacher, Ms. Deschenes, instructing students remotely from her classroom.

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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.




I will be sure to send out a reminder in next week's King Connection.

October King PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88986275048?pwd=Nk9oUDYrN2xobTlqemRBQkcwNzQzQT09

Meeting ID: 889 8627 5048
Passcode: 915889

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+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 889 8627 5048
Passcode: 915889

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).

TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING PLATFORMS FOR REMOTE LEARNING

Google Classroom: Students and educators will be using Google Classroom in all grade levels as their "remote classroom". Educators are busy creating these virtual classrooms now and will share classroom codes with families shortly.



Google Meets: Students and educators will be using Google Meets for video conferences throughout the school day.


In addition, there are consistent instructional programs being used by our students and educators this year. Here is a complete list for your reference.

Dates to Remember (Updated)

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

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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