Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...

February 19th, 2022

Dear Kingsley Families,

It sure seems like February is flying by! It was another great week of learning and fun for our Kingsley lions!

We hope to see all of our Kingsley families at 3 Corners next Thursday, February 24th. Kingsley will receive 20% of all proceeds!

Have a great weekend,

Mel Hackett and Eleni Gajewski

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4th Grade Science Fun!

How much energy was needed to get the ball to stop on the line? There was only one way to find out! Make a hypothesis and experiment! The excitement that filled the room during this experiment was contagious!

Student Council Spirit Day...

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A Message From Mr. Perillo & Mr. Zak...

A reminder to sign up for Kids Heart Challenge to learn different ways we can support others' and continue to maintain our healthy hearts. In the KHC app you will be able to send out a fundraising link as well as have the opportunity to join activities focusing on the importance of moving more, being kind and taking care of our mind, bodies and hearts. To take the challenge and earn the official challenge wristband register here. Donation envelopes are due on February 25th!

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.

Congratulations! (Error from last week's Kingsley Connection)

Last week's Kingsley Connection announced participants in the District 58 solo competition at Herrick. One of our students was not listed. We are very proud of all students who participated. and would also like to congratulate 5th grader, Ella M. who was omitted from the list of Kingsley students. Way to go, Ella!

Optional COVID-19 Testing Update

Please note due to the snow day Thursday, weekly Northshore COVID-19 screening did not occur and a reschedule was not possible due to the quick turnaround time. Testing will resume with its normal schedule the next week.
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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 ( Any additional questions about outdoor education can be directed to Justin Sisul in the Curriculum department (

Save the Dates...

Feb. 21 Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

Feb. 22 2-22-222 School Spirit Day (See Flyer)

Feb. 24 3 Corners Kingsley School Benefit Night

Feb. 25 (YES! We *do* have school)

Mar. 3 End of Trimester 2

Mar. 4 No School (County Teacher Institute Day)

Apr. 7 Kindergarten Roundup

Apr. 26 Kingsley Open House & Art Show

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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


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(REPEAT INFORMATION): Grove Preschool Update

Grove Children’s Preschool will hold open houses on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23

Will your child be 3 or 4 years old this August? Do you have a neighbor or friend with a future preschooler? Please share! Grove Children’s Preschool will hold an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6-7 p.m. at Indian Trail School, 6235 Stonewall Ave., and on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 6-7 p.m. at Henry Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave. Parents and guardians may tour the preschool, meet the staff, hear an overview of the program, and ask questions throughout the open house.

The open house will be in person with the following COVID-19 safety protocols observed:

  • Parent/guardians only (no children may attend)

  • Please wear a mask.

  • Please attend the designated time slot according to last name:

    • A-I: 6-6:20 p.m.

    • J-Q: 6:20-6:40 p.m.

    • R-Z: 6:40-7 p.m.

Grove Children’s Preschool tuition applications for the 2022-23 school year will open online at on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. First priority applications are due Tuesday, March 8.

Learn here more.

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Calendar: There is school on Feb. 25, 2022!

District 58 updated its 2021-22 calendar last August. The updated calendar changed the date of the winter Teacher Institute Day. 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:

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