Principal's Message

May 2019

Kingsway Regional Middle School

Brian Tonelli, School Principal

Emily Virga, Assistant Principal, 7th Grade

Ed Dubbs, Assistant Principal, 8th Grade

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First Annual Julie Riggi Walk-A-Thon

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The month of April provided several festive events for our student body at KRMS. We kicked off the month with our 4th annual People’s Choice Awards night. Thirty-five of Kingsway’s finest were honored due to their exemplary character. A week later, the Student Council organized the first ever Julie Riggi Walk-a-Thon. Over one hundred and fifty students stayed to participate in the walk in order to honor one of Kingsway’s most cherished student/employee, Julie Riggi. Over one thousand dollars were raised in Nurse Riggi’s honor. All the proceeds will go to graduating seniors who win the Julie Riggi Scholarship. Additionally, our Community Service club collected over 7,500 children’s books to donate to a local school in need. Hats off to Mrs. Foody and the entire Community Service Club for their efforts with this project! Finally, our 4th annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament was once again a hit with our students. Team Final, comprised of Randy Haywood, Fazil Oshodi, and DuJuan Wagner, took home the championship winning four straight rounds throughout the tournament! All sixty students who participated had a blast, and stellar sportsmanship was on display the entire afternoon. We look forward to productive, fun-filled May, and our students are certainly prepared to tackle the NJSLA state test midway through the month.

Communication

Renaissance Program: Our third marking period celebration will take place on May 24, 2019. We will have bounce houses, an ice cream sundae bar and dunk tank. Parents check your email for the sign-up genius to volunteer to help and to donate items. Students qualifying for Renaissance in the 4th Quarter will celebrate at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. To find out more about the program, please click on the following link: http://www.krsd.org/renaissance-ms


NJSLA Testing Window: · This year’s middle school standardized NJSLA State assessment will take place from May 13 thru May 15. The entire school will test in the morning and afternoon by grade level. Results from the NJSLA State assessments, along with your child’s educational learning experience, including performance in the classroom, provide an overall picture of his or her academic success and progress towards graduating high school ready to succeed at college level work.


Earbuds/Book to Read: · Please have your child bring his/her ear

buds/headphones for NJSLA State testing from May 13 to May 15. Please also encourage

your child to have a reading book for pleasure during the NJSLA State testing window.


Seventh Grade - End of Year Field Trip:

This years seventh grade students will be visiting YMCA Camp Ockanickon in beautiful Meford, New Jersey on Monday, June 10 to participate in a day of team building with archery, boating, and challenge course activities. Students will be leaving the school at approximately 7:30 AM and returning around 2:15 PM.


8th Grade Spirit of Philadelphia Field Trip:

On Thursday, June 13th, our eighth grade students will be embarking on a field trip to Spirit of Philadelphia (Penn’s Landing). Students will be leaving the school at approximately 8:45 A.M. and returning around 2:15 P.M. Students over the 8 day unexcused attendance threshold, and students who are not in good student standing three or more times will not be permitted to go. Additionally, students must have their good student standing and have all of their obligations taken care of in order to go on the trip.


Marking Period Grades: All parents may view their child’s progress report in

PowerSchool on May 20.


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Students must have required medicine to go on field trip per the doctor's order on file (ex. inhaler, epi pen).


Alternate School: If your child will be attending a school outside of the Kingsway District beginning in September, please contact Mrs. Walsh at walsht@krsd.org in the Guidance Office so that she can prepare a transfer packet for your signature. Transfer of student records requires your authorization on our paperwork. Please email Mrs. Walsh as soon as possible to avoid any delay in the timely transfer of student records over the summer.


Pictures: Click here to view pictures for April 2019.

Miscellaneous:

Obligations: Please be aware that students who owe obligations (i.e. textbooks, library books, physical) will not be permitted to stay after for clubs, activities, dances. Additionally, students who have outstanding obligations will not be able to attend the end of the year field trip if these obligations are not settled. Please contact Mrs. Walsh at extension 3095 if you have any questions regarding your student's obligations.


PowerSchool: When viewing your child’s grades in PowerSchool, if you see a dash in the assignment column, that indicates that the assignment has been given, and it is in the process of being graded. The dash does not indicate that your child has failed to turn in the assignment.


Dress Code: The detailed middle school dress code is located in the parent/student

handbook located on our website. Please review this with your child now that spring has sprung. Your child will be asked to change and be subject to the discipline code if his/her outfit does not adhere to the guidelines.


IMPORTANT DATES

May 13-15 NJSLA Testing

May 20 4th Marking Period Progress Reports

May 22 Class of 2025 - 7th Grade Orientation

May 23 Board Meeting 7:00 PM

May 24 Renaissance MP3 Celebration

May 27 School Closed - Memorial Day

May 31 Musical 6:30 PM

June 1 Musical 12:00 PM

Renaissance Sponsors: Thank you to the following 2017-18 Renaissance sponsors.

Premier Sponsor

Botto's Italian Line Restaurant

Creamy Acres

Landmark Home Builders

Nathaniel Boerlin Scholarship Fund


Major Sponsor

Innovative Orthodontics

Spicy Affair

Ray’s Pizza

Swedesboro Diner

Sweetsboro Pastry Shoppe


Contributing Sponsor

Apel Psychological Services

KD National Force Security

Logan Super Fitness

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

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