January 27, 2020

Great Kindness Challenge Jan. 27th-31st

The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion on campuses worldwide.

Our school is proudly participating in this proactive and positive kindness initiative.

All students will receive The Great Kindness Challenge checklist on Monday, January 27, 2020. Please encourage your child to complete as many acts of kindness as possible.

Students will participate in the following activities throughout the week:


- Students will learn about kindness in class and participate in decorating the Kindness Deed Wall. Kindness checklists are due back by Friday.


- Recess Kindness Station- Students will be provided with supplies to complete the kindness checklist.


- Recess Kindness Station- Students will be provided with supplies to complete the kindness checklist.

Thursday (100 Day of School Events):

- Students have the option to make 100-day shirts or dress up like they are 100 years old.

- We will have a school-wide parade where students can show off their 100 day attire.

- Every 100 minutes students will be able to participate in dance activities for 100 seconds.


- Students wear school colors. Students turn in Kindness checklist to teachers/front desk to enter a chance to win a prize.

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Congratulations to Kingston's Rookie Teacher of the Year, Miss Stephanie Rosales!

Reminder: Donuts for Dads is this Friday, January 31st, 6:45-7:30 a.m.

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

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

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.

Bojangles' Spirit Night, Monday, Jan. 27th, 5:00-8:00pm

It's Bo time! Come out and join us tonight for our Bojangles' Spirit Night at the Conway Church Street location. Hope to see you there!

Title I Survey

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


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 treat and an R-card for every 13 gallon bag filled with recyclables. These recyclables include the following items: plastic bottles or jugs and aluminum cans. 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!

Cookie Gram Fundraiser

Chic-Fil-A Cookie Gram Fundraiser forms went home today with students.

Cookies are $2 each. Cookies must be preordered/paid. Orders will be delivered on February 14th to classmates, friends, teachers and staff. You may also place orders that will be taken home with students for family and friends outside of the school. All orders are due no later than February 5th. NO late orders will be accepted.

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. Amy Saunders' 1st grade class and Miss Ashley King's 3rd grade class for being our winners last week!

Mrs. Moore's Counselor Corner

Resourcefulness is… the ability to find answers to questions using the resources available; finding creative solutions to problems.

A resourceful person seeks answers to his/her questions by using his/her surroundings, prior knowledge, etc. A person with a resourceful attitude does not give up until he/she finds an answer. A resourceful person does not wait for someone to handle things for them. Resourceful people are busy, finding what they need in their environment.

What can parents do to help their children develop a greater sense of resourcefulness?

What it Looks Like:

Attend Family Night on February 13th

  • Looking through your desk or backpack for what you need
  • Considering a different way to approach the situation
  • Making something new from something old (ex: a quilt)
  • Finding a new use for something

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

Note: Lunch menu subject to change without notice

Tuesday (Jan. 28th)

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

Lunch: Chicken Bog OR Deli Sub, Coleslaw, Baked Sweet Potato, Black Eye Peas, Fruit, Milk

Wednesday (Jan. 29th)

Breakfast: Pizza Strip, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Smash Bowl OR Hamburger Steak, Cream Potatoes, Garden Salad, Buttered Corn, Yeast Roll, Fruit, Milk

Thursday (Jan. 30th)

Breakfast: Apple Frudel, Fruit, Juice, Milk

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

Friday (Jan. 31st)

Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll, Fruit, Juice, Milk

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

Monday (Feb. 3rd)

Breakfast: Pop Tart, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Cheeseburger OR Hot Dog with Chili, French Fries, Baked Beans, Squash & Zucchini, Fruit, Milk

Dates to Remember

Jan. 27th-31st: Great Kindness Challenge

Jan. 27th: Bojangles Spirit Night, 5:00-8:00 pm

Jan. 27th-Feb. 5th: Cookie Gram Fundraiser

Jan. 27-Jan 31: Great Kindness Challenge

Jan. 28th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Jan. 29th: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Jan. 30th: 100th Day of School

Jan. 31st: Donuts for Dads, 6:45-7:30 am

Jan. 31st: 5th Grade Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Orders Pick Up Day, 7:00 am-4:00 pm

February: National Black History Month

Feb. 4th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Feb. 5th: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Feb. 6th: Class Pictures (Orders due the day of pictures)

Feb. 6th: K-Kids Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Feb. 7th: Go Red Day for Heart Health, Wear Red

Feb. 10th-14th: Book Fair

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. 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