February 13, 2023
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Dates to Know
- Feb. 20 - No School: Presidents' Day
- Feb. 21-24 - No School: February Recess
- March 2 - Early Release
- March 9 - No School; Teacher Professional Development Day
Freedom Starts Now Club
We are excited to announce that the student-led club, Freedom Starts Now (FSN) is returning to King Elementary School this March. The after school club is an opportunity for students to work together to learn about social and environmental justice issues that impact our world today. Some of the topics that students will discuss are; Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+, supporting people with disabilities and mental health issues.
The club is open to students in grades 3-5 and will meet on Wednesdays from 3:50 pm - 4:50 pm at the school with Ms. Maxwell, the club advisor. Each week, students will learn about and discuss an important topic and then participate in a related activity.
The first after school meeting will be on Wednesday, March 1st from 3:50 pm - 4:50 pm. Families should make alternative transportation arrangements on Wednesday afternoons. If transportation is a challenge, please let us know.
Permission slips will go home for students who are interested in signing up. If you have additional questions about the club, please contact Ms. Maxwell via email.
Social Emotional Behavioral Community Building
Check Out This New Resource From Our School Social Workers
From Your Specialists!
Hi Families! This year, our specialist team wants you to be able to take a look inside our classrooms. This is the first of many "Specialists Corner" for you to see the fun activities we're doing, and communicate any upcoming events or activities!
Here is the next edition of "Specialists Corner!" https://www.smore.com/7df95 (Updated 1/1)
Information from PTO
*The King of Hearts Dance is coming! This free to attend community event is scheduled for Saturday March 4, 5:30-7:30pm at King. Please email Maryellen Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the volunteer form here: https://kingelementarypto.membershiptoolkit.com/Volunteer if you're interested in helping. Help will be needed for everything from selling baked goods to decorating, clean up crew, etc. Enjoy this video from the 2019 King of Hearts Dance while you wait for March 4! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBR35cIAgwQ. We can't wait!
*5th grade families - Don't forget to upload photos for the 5th grade yearbook by March 6th. We're looking for one baby photo and any group photos taken at school events over the years. Each class has its own upload link.
Mr. Beling's class link
Mrs. O’Brien's class link
Ms. Sharick's class link
*If you are interested in helping the PTO with in-person or virtual Portuguese or Spanish translation at future PTO meetings and events, or flyer translations, please reach out to email@example.com.
*We are hoping to hold a Family Day in the spring but need your help! If you'd like to Chair or help with the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the volunteer form here: https://kingelementarypto.membershiptoolkit.com/Volunteer
*Be a coffee hero! Sign up to donate and deliver coffee and treats to the staff on a day that works for you here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549adab29abfd0-king6#/
*Winter gear is needed! Please donate gently used or new snow pants, coats, waterproof gloves, hats, and boots to the main office. Larger sizes are very much in need.
Meet the King Staff!
Allergy Friendly Classrooms
- We ask that snacks (that are often eaten in the classroom) do not include nuts or nut butters. All classroom spaces at King this year will be allergy friendly rooms. Students are, however, allowed to have nuts and nut butters as part of their lunches in the cafeteria.
- In the cafeteria each classroom has 2 tables. One is labeled allergy friendly. We ask that any students that have nut or nut butter allergies sit at these tables; we ask that any students who have nut or nut butters as part of their lunch sit at the other tables.
- Students have been introduced to this in the cafeteria already, and will be reminded by their classroom teachers again.
Tour the school with ROARY!
Important Information SMORE
Doors open: 8:50am
Breakfast: 8:50am - 9:05am
School begins: 9:05am
School dismissal: 3:20pm
*Early release dismissal: 12:55pm (lunch is served)
*Half day dismissal: 12:20pm (lunch is not served)
Attendance Line: 508-782-7201
King Elementary School
James Bergeron - email@example.com
Julie Gelardi - firstname.lastname@example.org