February 10, 2020

We would love to see you at our TITLE I FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Kingston Elementary will host a “Taco Bar” on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. during our “Title I Family Fun Night”. Our Kindergarten Performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. We are pre-selling tickets for $5.00 for two tacos & a drink and $3.00 for cheese nachos. Tickets at the door will be $6.00 for two tacos & a drink and $4.00 for cheese nachos. You can dine in or take out. You may also purchase additional tacos. If you wish to purchase tickets ahead of time, please send the money to your child’s teacher, along with the number of tickets needed. We will send the tickets home with students the day before the supper. Return the portion below and your money by 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 11th, to receive the $5 price. Baked goods (brownies, cookies, cakes) will be available for purchase.

Thank you for your support.

List of Events:

Book Fair—4:30-6:30 p.m.

Math Games for Grades CD-2 “Terrific Tens Frame”—4:30-6:30 p.m.

Digital Content for Grades K-2 “Lexia” —4:30-6:30 p.m.

“Getting the Most Out of Reading at Home” for Grades 3-5—4:30-6:30 p.m.

Math Games for Grades 3-5 “Math Rocks!” —4:30-6:30 p.m.

5th Grade Parent Meeting “Career Information & Washington, D.C. Q&A”— 4:30-5:30 p.m.

STEM Games—4:30-6:30 p.m.

Arts and Crafts for Valentine’s Day—4:30-6:00 p.m.

Bingo for Books—4:30-5:30 p.m.

Soccer Camp Registration —4:30-6:30 p.m.

Girl Scout Cookie Sale—4:30-6:30

Sheriff’s Dept. Cell Phone Safety—5:00-6:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Valentine’s Day Performance—6:30 p.m.

First 100 students to attend will receive a prize!

Book Fair, Feb 10th-14th

Click on the website below for daily times. Also, check out the new e-wallet feature so you don't have to send cash or check.

Kindergarten Valentine's Day Performance

Dear Parents,

On Thursday, February 13th, our Kindergarten students will be performing their Valentine program for our parents and community. Remember, this is also KES Family Night,

4:30–6:30 P.M. Your child has been working very hard in their music class to prepare an entertaining evening for you.

Please have your child dressed in Blue/Black jeans/leggings with a Red/Pink or White shirt.

Girls may also wear a dress in the same color scheme if desired. Please do not feel you must go out and purchase something for this event, as I am sure we all have something in our closets that would be appropriate to wear.

Please have your child dressed and in the music room by 6:15 P.M., as our show will begin promptly at 6:30 P.M.

If you have any questions please feel free to call either myself or your classroom teacher at 843-365-3777. Thank you for supporting your child ~ YOU ROCK!!!

Mrs. Byrd & Kindergarten Teachers

Good News Club permission slips are going home today. 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!

R-Card Winners

Congratulations to our R-Card winners for the 3 weeks ending February 7th. These students demonstrated that they were respectful, responsible and ready.

Joshua Cox, Junior Stewart, Brandon Bucholzer, Colton Porrini, Brailynn Richardson, Carter Walls, Sydney Rausch, Anthony Cook, Maddox McCarty, Samiya Bellamy, Harper Lasker, Taya Grissett, Ian Diaz, Zander Hemingway, Blake Maynard, Ellah Countiss, Kelsey Dawson, Daniel Hill, Parker Schools, Ty’Rell Farris

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

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

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

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.


TALKIN' TRASH Contest - Earn COUPONS for PRIZES 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 Miss Harmon's 3rd grade class and Mrs. Mercier's 3rd grade 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.


· They are good listeners.

· They use good manners.

· They are ready to sort out differences and compromise so that everyone gets something of what they want - a 'win/win' result.

· They take responsibility for their actions.

· They keep promises.

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

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

Tuesday (Feb. 11th)

Breakfast: Pizza Bagel, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Chicken Filet Sandwich OR Corn Dog, Buttered Corn, Green Beans, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Wednesday (Feb. 12th)

Breakfast: PB&J Sandwich, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Chicken Bog OR Meatloaf, Baked Sweet Potato, Steamed Cabbage, Cucumbers & Tomatoes, Fruit, Milk

Thursday (Feb. 13th)

Breakfast: Apple Frudel, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Fried Chicken OR BBQ, Rice & Gravy, Green Beans, Pinto Beans, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Friday (Feb. 14th)

Breakfast: Zucchini Bread, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Pizza OR Chicken Sandwich, Steamed Broccoli, Garden Salad, Buttered Corn, Sidekick, Cake, Milk

Monday (Feb. 17th)

Schools Closed

Tuesday (Feb. 18th)

Breakfast: Pop Tart, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets OR Grilled Cheese, Cream Potatoes, Baked Beans, Fruit, Milk

Dates to Remember

February: National Black History Month

Feb. 10th-14th: Book Fair

Feb. 11th: Preorders Due for our Taco Dinner at Family Night

Feb. 11th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Feb. 12th: Girl Scout Troop 2952 Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

Feb. 13th: Family Night & Kindergarten Valentine Performance

Feb. 17th: Schools Closed, Teacher Workday

Feb. 18th: Schools Open, Makeup Day

Feb. 18th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

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: Muffins for Moms, 6:45-7:30 am

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

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. 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

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