Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team

DECEMBER 16, 2022

Dear Kingsley Families,

We wish you all a happy and safe Holiday season! See you in the New Year!

Happy Holidays!

Chuck Brewster & Eleni Gajewski

Last Call for Science Fair Registration!! - Please register before January 1st

Registration for the 41st Annual District 58 Science Fair is open now. The Science Fair will be held Saturday, January 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at O’Neill Middle School. The fair is open to all District 58 students in grades 1-6 who attend District 58 schools.

Use this link to register your child(ren) today or visit the District 58 website to get project ideas and to learn more about the Science Fair.

BAM Theater Enrichment Class - See Info Below

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(Repeat Information)

Inclement Weather

If inclement winter weather prompts District 58 to close its schools and facilities, the District will notify families and staff as soon as possible using a variety of communication tools. Please note, extreme weather is very unpredictable, and the decision to close schools is typically not able to be made until the morning of the event. District 58 will only send a message if schools will be closed. Otherwise, the day will proceed as usual.

Click HERE for the district website.

Kingsley Playground: Last Call For Donations!

We would like to express our appreciation to the Playground Committee Members, Kingsley PTA, and DG58's Kevin Barto for their partnership in reaching our December 2022 fundraising goal for a new playground. These volunteers have worked tirelessly for over a year and we are thrilled to say that we have met our goal! The committee has received feedback from staff and students on the playground features and colors. Construction will begin in June after school is out.

It's not too late to donate!

Board Game Club ~1st and 2nd Grades

Board Game Club is starting soon for 1st and 2nd grade!

The club will run every Tuesday from January 10th to February 14th (no meeting on February 7th) from 3:00-3:45pm, hosted by Mrs. Hannigan.

We will spend time each week learning and playing new games with peers. Students are welcome to bring a favorite game from home or they can choose from the many games that will be available to them. We will make new friends, practice our problem-solving skills, and have fun! If interested, keep an eye out for a flyer that will be sent home the week of December 12th. Please fill it out and return it to your child's homeroom teacher.

Future dates and information are to come for grades third through sixth.

Yoga Club At Kingsley ~see flier below

Click on this link to sign up.
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NEW - Sticky Fingers Cooking Classes - See Flyer Below

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2023 Fun Lunch Ordering Now Open!!

Upcoming Pizza Fun Lunches

1/13/2023 (Order Deadline 1/3/2023) – Al's, pizza only

2/10/2023 (Order Deadline 1/31/2023) - Zazzo's, pizza only

3/10/2023 (Order Deadline 2/28/2023) - Aurelio's, pizza only

4/14/2023 (Order Deadline 3/31/2023) – Cozzi’s (hot dogs, GF hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, buttered noodles. Potato chips and Oreo cookies are included with menu item)

5/12/2023 (Order Deadline 4/30/2023) - Zazzo's, pizza only




Other future months will continue to be open for ordering.


New To Kingsley Fun Lunch?

Go to the link

Click on the "Create an Account" and follow the prompts

Only ONE account per family is needed, click "Add a Student" to add each of your children

Further detailed instructions will be in the "News" section in the most recent posting

If you have any questions, please e-mail


E-mail Beth Tournis for details

Mark Your Calendars!

Save the Dates...

December 19-January 1 - NO SCHOOL.

January 3rd - School resumes

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Winter Benchmarking

The District 58 benchmarking window opens December 12th for Aimsweb and January 4th for MAP. The window closes on January 20th. Teachers will send out information to families about their child's MAP testing day.

Parking During Arrival and Dismissal

We ask that all Kingsley families please be considerate of the neighbor's driveways. If you need to park your car, please do not block the driveways. Our neighbors need to be able to enter and exit their driveways as needed.

As a reminder, the parking lot is closed during arrival and dismissal. This allows district buses and vans to complete their routes. Also, for the safety of students, we do not want them walking through the parking lot with moving vehicles.

These procedures allow for the safety of our students and neighbors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Lunch/Recess Sub Coverage

If any parents are interested in being put on our lunch/recess sub list, please contact the main office.
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School Hours & Arrival/Dismissal Info.


Kindergarten (AM Only) - 8:15am-11:20am

Grades 1-6 and OKEEP - 8:15am-3:00pm

Professional Learning Mondays (K-8)

Kindergarten (OKEEP) -6th grade: 2:00p.m. dismissal

AM Only Kindergarten will dismiss at regular time 11:20a.m.