Knights News

Week of November 21, 2022



Welcome to a new week of learning! I hope your weekend was filled with some of your favorite pastimes and time to relax.

This week is a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We are looking forward to seeing all of our students on both days. Teachers will take attendance and assignments will be given. Reminder- both Monday and Tuesday are 2-hour early release days. Students will be dismissed promptly at 11:55 am.

With Thanksgiving coming this week, take time to reflect on all that you have to be thankful for. Even though we can always find something that isn’t going well, we can always find more to be grateful for! Hold onto that and have a fantastic Thanksgiving from the Kingsford Family to yours!

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

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This Week at Kingsford...

Welcome to Kingsford Elementary School! This week is American Education Week and 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 11:15 am this week.

Monday, November 21st

  • DIBELS Parent Information Meeting @ 8:30 am- In-person opportunity for parents with students in grades Kindergarten -3rd only. If attending, please bring the data shared with you.
  • 2-hour early dismissal for all students. Students will be dismissed at 11:55 am.

Tuesday, November 22nd

  • DIBELS Parent Information Meeting @ 8:30 am- Virtual opportunity for parents with students in grades Kindergarten -3rd only. If attending, please have the data shared with you available.

Login information

Meeting ID: 339 414 7635 | Passcode: 730724

  • 2-hour early dismissal for all students. Students will be dismissed at 11:55 am.
  • First Quarter Report Cards mailed home

Wednesday, November 23rd

  • PGCPS Schools and Offices closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Thursday, November 24th

  • PGCPS Schools and Offices closed- Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 25th

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

  • PGCPS Schools and Offices closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Kingsford Updates

Red Ribbon Week Contest

Congratulations to our winners and the students who participated in our Red Ribbon Week Poster and Essay Contest!
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Kingsford PTA News

Big Shout Out!!!

Thank you Ms. Wynn for stocking our teacher's lounge with delicious treats!
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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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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.

Health News

Health Checks

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.


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 -

Need assistance, we can help-


  • November 28 - Grade Appeal Window for Parent

  • December 6 - Kingsford's PTA General Body Meeting

  • December 12 - School Picture Day

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

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