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
4th Grade Science Fun!
Student Council Spirit Day...
A Message From Mr. Perillo & Mr. Zak...
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)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any additional questions about outdoor education can be directed to Justin Sisul in the Curriculum department (email@example.com)
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
Fun Lunch Orders: NOW OPEN
Upcoming Pizza Fun Lunches -- PLEASE PLACE ORDERS BY END OF MONTH FOR FOLLOWING MONTH!
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
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO ORDER NOW: https://kingsley.h1.hotlunchonline.net
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 https://kingsley.h1.hotlunchonline.net
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*** REPEAT INFORMATION ***
(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 www.dg58.org/preschool on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. First priority applications are due Tuesday, March 8.
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:
- Friday, Feb. 25 is a school day.
- Friday, March 4 is not a school day. (It's the County's Teacher Institute Day).
- Please access the official 2021-22 District 58 school year calendar here.