Cougar Connect Community Edition

November 6 - November 17

Principal Arellano's Post

Greetings Cougar Families!

Thank you to all of our community members who came to join us for our events this last week! We have the BEST school because we have the BEST community! Our students and staff are so lucky to have such a dedicated and supportive community!

Get a peek inside our school day by following us on our Facebook page @kingelementarywsd3.

King celebrates their 50th birthday this year! Please be on the lookout for our many celebrations occurring throughout the year! We are focusing on "legacy" this year in celebration of our 50th and would love to have both present and past community members help us to celebrate. Be sure to read the Cougar Connect Community Edition in detail to see all the ways we are celebrating!

Please be sure to look at your REMIND messages for important communication from teachers and school staff. If you do not have a REMIND account, please be sure to sign up for one. If you need help, please call our front office for assistance. REMIND is our school and district's means of communication and the best way to stay in the loop!

We need your help keeping our students safe! Please be sure to adhere to the following:

  • Please encourage your students to use the crosswalks when crossing the street.
  • Please utilize our kiss-and-go for drop-offs and pickups when picking up students in vehicles.
  • If you are parking to drop off or pick up students, please avoid double parking, blocking driveways, bus lanes, and intersections.
  • Please adhere to the speed limit.
  • Please ensure all students are gathered and playing on the playground before and after school. Please do not allow your students to climb trees.

We thank you for your partnership in helping keep our students safe!

    Habits of Success and Roars Monthly Focus

      Nov 6-Dec 1

      Habits of Success Focus: Executive Functions

      ROARS Focus: Organization

      Executive Functions help our students in the following ways:

      • Helps students to organize at school and home. Working on executive functioning can help students keep backpacks, desks, and binders organized,

      • Students need to use executive functioning to transition from one activity to the next.

      • Executive functioning helps students to regulate their emotions, especially when facing difficult concepts and situations.

      • Strengthening executive functions can help students to be less impulsive and more thoughtful about their actions.

      Circle Prompts:

      • Why is it important to keep our materials organized at school?
      • Where do you do homework at home? How do you keep it organized?
      • How can keeping our desks and backpacks organized help us at school?
      • What routines do you do at home in the morning to help you prepare for school?
      • How can being thoughtful about our actions be helpful in school and out in the community?
      • Why is it important to learn how to transition from recess back into the classroom?
      • How does our attitude impact our success in school?
      • How do you support our learning community when you are organized?
      • What does organization look like when working as a team?

Principal Arellano


Two Week Overview

Monday, November 6


Need to Know: Daylight Savings Time started 11/5

Meetings: Girl scouts 5-6 pm

Clubs: Choir PM

Tuesday, November 7


Need to Know: N/A

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Tutoring 1-3, FLL PM

Wednesday, November 8


Need to Know:

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Tutoring 1-3 and Battle of the Books AM, Choir PM

Thursday, November 9


Need to Know: Veterans Thank You Breakfast 8-8:15am in the Library, 4th Grade Music Concert 6-7 PM

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: FLL PM

Friday, November 10

Professional Day/Veteran's Day Observed-Students NO school

Monday, November 13


Need to Know: Spirit Week: Wear Red, White, and Blue

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Choir PM

Tuesday, November 14


Need to Know: District Speech Competition @ MRHS, Spirit Week: Jersey/Sports Day

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Tutoring 1-3 AM

Wednesday, November 15


Need to Know: Midterms Go Home, Spirit Week: Wear Fall Colors (Orange, Green, Yellow)

Meetings: PTO Meeting 3:30 PM

Clubs: Battle of the Books and Tutoring 1-3 AM, Choir PM

Thursday, November 16


Need to Know: Vision and Hearing, Spirit Week: Wear King Cougar Gear or Blue & Yellow

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: N/A

Friday, November 17


Need to Know: Vision and Hearing AM, National Take a Hike Day, Spirit Week: Dress for a Hike

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Green Team PM

Please Review the following documents

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Please take some time if you have not to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form. All families who complete an application will be given a voucher for one free frosty per household student.
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Cougar Alert

  • All visitors must check-in at the front office prior to entering the school building with a picture ID.

  • During arrival and dismissal, please maintain the speed limit, stop for students and adults in the crosswalk, and avoid blocking the street. We are partnering with our SROs to ensure speed limits and traffic laws are followed for the safety of our students and community members. Please drop and pick students up from our Kiss and Go lane located in the west front parking lot.

  • Please do not drop students off prior to 8:00 a.m. as we do not have duty staff available for supervision.

  • All afterschool clubs will end at 4:15. Please be sure to have your student picked up on time. Please be sure to check your Remind app for cancelations or changes to schedules.

Staff Recognition

Please send Mrs. Arellano an email if you would like to recognize one of our staff members for the amazing work they do each and every day with students. Staff recognitions will be submitted to our district Good Newsletter and be featured on our Cougar Connect Community Edition. Mrs. Arellano can be reached at

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