COOL CAT NEWS

February 18, 2020

NOTE: Muffins for Moms has been changed to next Friday, February 28th, 6:45-7:30 am.

Don't forget.......

Kona Ice will be here this Friday, February 21st! Prices range from $2-$5, and students will be able to purchase Kona Ice cups during their recess.


Please remember to send money (correct change) and refill cups with your student to school. We can not interrupt classes to call students up or deliver, and we do not have change at the front office.

Good News Club permission slips were sent home last week. We also have extra at the front desk. They must be completed and signed in order for your student to attend. This club is open to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. They will meet on the following Mondays from 2:30-3:45 pm.


February 24th, March 2nd, March 9th, March 16th, March 30th, April 6th

We have a new check-in system! Make sure you bring in your license or volunteer card when you visit!

Yearbooks will be preordered through March 30th ONLY. The cost is $20. Orders can be placed at ybpay.lifetouch.com (ID Code: 13582120) or return the yearbook envelope sent home today.


Be sure to order by March 30th. NO EXTRAS will be ordered.

SPORT STACKING / SPEED STACKS

HOW TO ORDER AND WHAT TO DO:



1- DO NOT bring cash or check to school. All orders must be done online.

2- Online ends March 16th.

3- Color choices are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

4- Here is how to order:

i) Speedstacks.com/go

ii) Enter state and school

iii) Go to "Coach T Store"

iv) Order your gear

v) Print and bring receipt to Coach T

Use MyPaymentsPlus to make payments to your student's accounts for things such as: field trips, yearbooks, etc. Click on the link below.


https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

Want to volunteer or attend a field trip?

If you have not completed the volunteer application, please click the link below to do so. You will need to have your volunteer card to go on field trips and to participate in school held events.


https://bib.com/SecureVolunteer/Horry-County-Schools/

TALKIN' TRASH Contest - EARN COUPONS FOR OUR DRAWING

TALKIN' TRASH Contest - Earn COUPONS for our drawing for the month of February!


Talkin’ Trash (TT) is a school recycling and waste diversion competition that encourages elementary schools to engage in waste reduction, recycling, composting, and waste management practices. Every month, the top three winning schools will receive a plaque, supplies for their school, a recycled content prize for each 4th grader, and a visit from the Talkin' Trash crew! The students will also get a chance to appear on television. This is a school-wide effort to collect as much recyclables as possible.


As a school incentive to ALL students, each student will receive a coupon for every 13 gallon bag filled with recyclables. These recyclables include the following items: plastic bottles or jugs and aluminum cans. At the end of the month, coupons will be drawn out of a bucket to win prizes. Please be sure to write the student's name along with his / her homeroom teacher's name on the bag.


Thanks in advance for your participation!

Music & Chorus News

KES Chorus will meet every week on Tuesdays, 2:30-3:00 pm. Students must be picked up at 3:00 pm. Students not picked up at 3:00 pm will be sent to our after school care, Kid Power, at a drop in rate of $12.


3rd grade reminder.....Don't forget to bring your recorders to school on the day you have music!

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 Mrs. Barrs' Kindergarten class and Mrs. Harrison's Kindergarten class for being our winners last week!

Mrs. Moore's Counselor Corner

February life skill for the month- “Cooperation”

Cooperation… is working together toward a common goal.


How to be a cooperative person:

People who cooperate with each other have interesting and busy lives, get along well with others and are valued members of the community.


Why?

· They always play fair and follow the rules.

· They help others.

· They encourage others to try hard.

· They get involved in teams, clubs, or community groups.

· They happily do whatever task is asked of them by parents and teachers.

· They share.


Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help your child this year!


Martina Moore

Kingston Elementary School Counselor

(843) 365-8259

mmoore001@horrycountyschools.net

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Please talk to your children about African American Achievers. Use the internet with your children to look up information such as the Civil Rights Movement. Listen to recordings together by African American musicians such as jazz, blues, and reggae. Attend African American music and dance performances. Your child learns from you, so always speak respectfully of people from other races and backgrounds. Treat everyone with respect, and teach your child to do the same.

Note: Lunch menu subject to change without notice

Wednesday (Feb. 19th)

Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: French Toast Sticks OR Cheese Omelet, Grits, Potato Rounds, Sausage Links, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Thursday (Feb. 20th)

Breakfast: Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Fried Chicken OR Meatloaf, Rice & Gravy, Green Beans, Cabbage, Fruit, Milk

Friday (Feb. 21st)

Breakfast: PB&J Sandwich, Carrot Sticks, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Pizza OR Chicken Filet Sandwich, Garden Salad, Buttered Corn, Steamed Broccoli, Fruit, Milk

Monday (Feb. 24th)

Breakfast: Cereal, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets OR Grilled Cheese, French Fries, Baked Beans, Fruit, Milk

Dates to Remember

February: National Black History Month

Feb. 19th: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Feb. 19th-Mar. 6th: SC Performance Task Assessment, Grades 2-5

Feb. 20th: K-Kids Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Feb. 21st: Kona Ice (During Recess)

Feb. 24th: Good News Club, 2:30-3:45 pm

Feb. 25th: Interim Reports Issued

Feb. 25th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Feb. 26th: Girl Scout Troop 2952 Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

Feb. 28th: Muffins for Moms, 6:45-7:30 am

March: Music in our Schools Month

Mar. 2nd-6th: Read Across America 2020

Mar. 2nd-20th: MAP Testing , Grades 2-5

Mar. 2nd: Good News Club, 2:30-3:45 pm

Mar. 2nd: Bojangles Spirit Night, 4:00-7:00 pm

Mar. 3rd: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Mar. 4th: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Mar. 5th: K-Kids Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Mar. 9th: Good News Club, 2:30-3:45 pm

Mar. 10th: Spring Pictures

Mar. 10th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Mar. 11th: Girl Scout Troop 2952 Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

Mar. 12th: Chic-Fil-A Spirit Night, 5:00-8:00 pm

Mar. 16th: Good News Club, 2:30-3:45 pm

Mar. 17th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Mar. 18th: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Mar. 19th: K-Kids Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Mar. 20th: End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 23rd: Schools Closed

Mar. 24th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Mar. 25th: Girl Scout Troop 2952 Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

Mar. 26th: Report Cards Issued

Mar. 27th: 3rd Quarter All-Star Behavior Incentive

Mar. 28th: PTO yard Sale, 8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mar. 30th: Good News Club, 2:30-3:45 pm

Mar. 30th: Bojangles Spirit Night, 4:00-7:00 pm

Mar. 31st: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Apr. 1st: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Apr. 1st: Girl Scout Troop 2952 Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

Apr. 2nd: K-Kids Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Apr. 3rd: Academic Celebrations

Apr. 3rd: Baby Animal Day at Playcard

Apr. 6th: Good News Club, 2:30-3:45 pm

Apr. 6th-10th: Child Development Registration, 7:30 am-3:00 pm

Apr. 7th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Apr. 8th: Tech Fair

Apr. 9th: Career Day/Fine Arts Day

Apr. 10th-17th: Spring Break, Schools Closed

What is Title I?

Title I (of the federal ESSA/ESEA legislation) is a federal program that provides opportunities for the children served to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenging state content standards.


Title I resources are distributed to schools where needs are the greatest, to make a difference in the improvement of instruction.


How does a school qualify for Title I funds?


A school is served by Title I based on the percentage of children from low-income families. In most South Carolina schools, this is defined as eligibility for free- or reduced-price lunch. Schools are now allocated funds based on the number of families receiving Medicaid or SNAP benefits. If you feel your family would qualify for free/reduced lunch, please complete the free/reduced meal lunch application online through Horry County Schools webpage or click on the link below. Also, if you feel your family may qualify for Medicaid or SNAP benefits and you need additional information, please contact Mrs. Moore.

Title I Survey and Parent Suggestions

Kingston Elementary School receives federal funding through Title I. A copy of the School wide and Parenting plan can be reviewed in our Guidance department, room 105. We need your help in evaluating the Title I program for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey below.


Parents are offered the opportunity to make suggestions or ask questions about our Title I program. If you have additional comments or suggestions, please contact Martina Moore, Title I coordinator by phone at (843)365-8259, or by email at mmoore001@horrycountyschools.net


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HCSTitleOneParentSurvey18-19