A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...
November 21st, 2021
Winter weather has arrived. Please take a minute this weekend to make sure your child(ren) has appropriate outdoor winter weather gear. This is a good time to remember outdoor supervision begins at 8:05 and students may enter the building at 8:10. Students should not arrive to Kingsley before 8:05 each day.
School is in session Monday and Tuesday of next week. We wish all of our Kingsley families a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful to have the ongoing support of our incredible Kingsley community.
Mel Hackett and Eleni Gajewski
Staff Parking Lot Safety Reminders
Winter Weather Recess Guidelines
Student Council Food Drive Update...
*REVISED* Building Entrance Procedure During Student Arrival
Kindergarten: No Change (Continue using Door #2)
1st Grade: Enter through Door #2 (same as Kindergarten)
2nd Grade: Enter Door #4
3rd Grade: 3Boyle & 3Condon enter with 2nd grade in Door 4. 3Biederman enters Door #5
4th Grade: Enter Door #5 with 3Biederman
5th Grade: Enter Door #6 with 6th grade
6th Grade: Enter Door #6 with 5th grade
Why the change? There are a few reasons. Student safety in the classroom is the main reason. With the winter weather upon us, students will track in snow, mud, etc. into classrooms. Leaving classroom doors open in the morning also means colder classrooms. We will review this change and the expectations with your child(ren) next week. We will also include a map in our next Kingsley Connection for your reference.
Mrs. Leach, Kingsley's Engligh-Language teacher, puts together this bulletin board each year. The bulletin board shows how we have representation from around the world in our school! These students were excited to learn although they speak different languages, their languages had a lot of similarities!
Rain or shine, students are always excited for a good game of soccer!
COVID-19 Testing Update: Week of 11/22
Bundle up! Bus windows will stay open in winter...
To decrease the number of students required to quarantine at home for 10-14 days due to being a close contact, District 58 will keep bus windows cracked open through the winter. If your children are bus riders, please ensure they are dressed for cold weather. The joint guidance was recently released from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education. The guidance says that when a student bus rider tests positive, fellow bus riders who were 3-6 feet from the infected student will not require exclusion if both the positive case and the close contact were consistently masked AND the windows were opened or HEPA filters were in use.
Save the Dates...
Nov. 24-26 No School - Happy Thanksgiving
Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 *Virtual* Kingsley Book Fair @ Anderson's (Flyer Below)
Dec. 4 PTA Pancake Breakfast & Holiday Shop 9:00am-12:00pm
Dec. 9 *DATE CHANGE* Trimester 1 Report Cards Sent Home
Dec. 10. PTA Fun Lunch (Order Information Below)
Dec. 13 South Side 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 7pm @ O’Neill
Dec.14 South Side 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert, 7pm @ O’Neill
Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 No School - Winter Break
Fun Lunch is Coming Back to Kingsley - Ordering Now Open for December & January!
Upcoming Pizza Fun Lunches – Please Place Orders Online by December 3rd!
12/10/21 – Aurelio’s, pizza only
1/14/22 – Skuddlebutt’s, pizza only
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO ORDER NOW https://kingsley.h1.hotlunchonline.net
Kingsley Book Fair Information...
Kingsley Pancake Breakfast & Holiday Shop Updates...
The Reading Games Are Back...
We are happy to announce The Reading Games will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at O’Neill Middle School. Registration will open soon, so begin to form your teams now! Information about The Reading Games book lists and more is available online. Watch your inbox for registration details soon! Good luck to our readers as they uncover the magic within these books! Click here for more information!