August 28, 2023

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Breakfast Tags

In order to assist the cafeteria each student will have a breakfast tag on their book bag. We ask that you DO NOT REMOVE these from the bookbag.


The safety of your child and all children as well as the safety of the school staff and support personnel is very important to us. In order to maintain a safe environment for our children to study and learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans by having drills designed to exercise our procedures. We will be conducting a Practice Lockdown Drill on Friday, Sept. 1st.

If you have any questions or other safety concerns, please contact the school.



Please remember to purchase your recorder by Friday, Sept. 1st if you have not already done so. The cost is $8.00. We are beginning this week and your child will need his/her recorder each week.

You may pay through MyPaymentsPlus using the link below

Thank you,

Mrs. Byrd

Music Teacher

T-Shirt Orders

-Orders will be taken until Sept. 1st

-Choose between two different colors

-Short Sleeve T-shirts ($12), Long Sleeve T-shirts ($17), Hooded ($22)

-Place your orders and pay through MyPaymentsPlus using the link below and write the confirmation number on the order form


Tech Fees will ONLY be accepted through Friday, Sept. 1st

For more information, please click on the link below.

You may pay through MyPaymentsPlus using the link below


LATE ARRIVALS: You will need to bring your child in with your license to complete the late check-in process in order for them to get a tardy slip to take to class.

EARLY CHECKOUTS: You will need to bring your license in to complete the checkout process.

The tardy bell rings at 7:30. Students must be in their classroom by that time to avoid being tardy.

If you sign your student out before 2:30 that is also an unexcused tardy if a doctor's excuse is not provided.

When a student is absent, we ask that you provide a written excuse or a doctor's excuse. You can send the excuse in with the student, email it to, or fax it to 843-365-2764. Students are considered truant after three (3) consecutive or five (5) total unexcused absences not excused by a medical doctor or the principal. Once your child reaches 10 unexcused tardies (late arrival and early dismissal combined) they are considered truant. If your child becomes truant an attendance intervention plan meeting with the principal is required.


It is our goal to have a safe arrival and dismissal every day, and we need your help! Your child’s safety is our main concern. Please follow the procedures below.

MORNING DROP OFF· Students may be dropped off at 7:00 a.m.. Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:20 a.m. in the cafeteria. Anyone arriving after 7:20 will not be able to eat breakfast.

· Remain in your car and in a single file line at all times. It is important to keep one lane open for emergency vehicle access if needed.

· Please make sure your child is ready to unload prior to arriving at school (book bag, homework, lunchbox, etc.)

· We will unload 9 cars at a time, and there are 9 numbered stations where you can drop off your child. Duty attendants have been placed at each station to supervise and expedite students getting out of cars – please follow their directions explicitly.

· Please DO NOT drop your child in the teacher’s parking lot. It is very dangerous, and children are not allowed to cross the driveway without a parent.


· Students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

· Remain in your car and in a single file line at all times. It is important to keep one lane open for emergency vehicle access if needed.

· Display your car rider tag prominently on your dashboard or visor. The front office can provide additional tags if needed. Only those cars with tags will be allowed to pick students up in the line. Others will be asked to park and visit the office for verification.

· We will load 9 cars at a time, and there are 9 numbered stations where you can pick up your child. Duty attendants have been placed at each station to supervise and expedite students getting in cars – please follow their directions explicitly.

· All students must be picked up by 2:50 p.m. Students not picked up by 3:00 p.m. will be sent to our afterschool program, Kid Power, for supervision. The cost will be $10.00 per day, per child, and will be due when you pick up your child.

If for any reason you need to park, please DO NOT park in a handicap parking space if you do not have a handicap sticker.

Counselor Corner

A Note From the School Counselor...

Your child will be visiting the guidance classroom a few times throughout the year for guidance lessons. During guidance, I will teach character education lessons. Some examples may be emotional awareness, drug prevention, career awareness, friendship, bully prevention, diversity, body safety, and conflict resolution. Please ask your child what they are learning in guidance each month to reinforce good character.

As the Kingston Elementary School Counselor, I am here to help everyone! In addition to seeing students during guidance lessons, I also speak with students individually or in small groups. Some examples of small groups that may be held this year are Social Skills, Anger Management/Conflict Resolution, Organization/Study Skills, Family changes, Peer Mediation, and Grief. If you would like to speak with me or have questions about what the school counselor does, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

I look forward to supporting you and your child(ren) this school year!

Martina Moore

School Counselor

(843) 365-8259

Office Hours 7:10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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Let's show our school spirit!

Students are encouraged to wear school colors or Kingston T-shirts every Friday. School colors are blue and white. Wearing school colors each week is a proactive way of reminding students to maintain our safe and caring school. Each class that has at least 50% or more students wearing school colors will have their class name entered in a drawing. Two classes will win the Cool Cat sign to be placed on their door for the week, as well as some type of incentive (candy, ice cream, chips, etc). Each week we hope to choose a different class. Please encourage your child to participate in Spirit Day every Friday!

Congratulations to our Spirit Day Winners last week Mrs. Saunder's 1st-grade Class and Miss Harmon's 3rd-grade class.

Dates to Remember

Aug. 21-Sept. 8: Map Testing Window

Sept. 4th: Schools Closed- Labor Day

Sept. 8th: Grandparent's Breakfast @ 6:45 am

Sept. 11th -15th: Book Fair

Sept. 14th: Family Night

Sept. 15th: Kona Ice

Sept. 19th: Picture Day

Sept. 22nd: Interim Reports Available in the Parent Portal

Oct. 2nd-13th: PTO Fall Fundraiser

Oct. 9th & 10th: Schools Closed

Oct. 13th: Kona Ice

Oct. 16-17: CogAT Testing Window

Oct. 18-19: IOWA Testing

Oct. 23rd-31st: Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 25th: End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 27th: 1st Quarter Behavior Incentive

Nov. 2nd: Report Cards Available in the Parent Portal

Nov. 3rd: Academic Celebrations 4th & 5th @ 7:45 am, 2nd & 3rd @ 9:00 am, K & 1st @ 1:15 pm

School Safety Drills

Kingston Elementary regularly implements the following safety procedures: Random Wanding, Fire Drills, Lockdown/Intruder Drills, Tornado Drills, etc.

Our #1 goal is to ensure that Kingston Elementary is a SAFE environment for our Cool Cats. To do this, we hold a variety of safety drills throughout the year. Safety drills enhance school safety by allowing students and staff to understand proper emergency procedures outside of a crisis situation.

What drills will our Cool Cats participate in throughout the school year?

Fire Drill: Students and staff practice exiting the building in case of a fire.

Tornado Drill: Students and staff take safety positions lining up along an interior wall or the safest area, in case of a tornado.

Earthquake Drill: Students and staff DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON, getting under a table or desk if one is near, in case of an earthquake.

Intruder Drill: Our school has adopted the “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Students and staff will be training, practicing, and drilling the protocol. You can learn more from this Standard Response Protocol Handout for Parents.

Metal Detector Wanding: Staff will use a metal detector wand to check students and their materials/backpacks as they enter the building.

Lunch menu subject to change without notice.

Tuesday (Aug. 29th)

Breakfast: Cereal OR Bannan Bread, Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Nacho Grande OR Popcorn Chicken OR PBJ, Vegetables, Fruit, Milk

Wednesday (Aug. 30th)

Breakfast: Cereal OR Sausage Biscuit, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Bosco Cheese Sticks OR Turkey & Cheese Wrap OR PBJ, French Fries, Vegetables, Fruit, Milk

Thursday (Aug. 31st)

Breakfast: Cereal OR French Toast, Sausage Patty, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Hamburger Steak W/Rice & Gravy OR Yogurt Bundle OR PBJ, Salad, Vegetables, Fruit, Milk

Friday (Sept. 1st)

Breakfast: Muffin OR Breakfast Pizza, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Pizza OR Cheeseburger OR PBJ, Vegetables, Fruit, Milk

Tuesday (Sept. 5th)

Breakfast: Cereal OR Yogurt OR Choc. Muffin, Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Walking Taco OR Turkey & Cheese Sandwich OR PBJ, Vegetables, Fruit, Milk