COOL CAT NEWS

February 3, 2020

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

Have you ordered your Valentine cookie treats yet?

All orders for our Cookie Gram Fundraiser are due this Wednesday, February 5th.


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. No late orders will be accepted.

All forms for the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) are due Friday, February 7th. Thank you in advance for your participation in efforts to help save lives through the American Heart Association.

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.

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/

TITLE I FAMILY FUN NIGHT.....Look for forms to go home tomorrow!

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 p.pm.

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.


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingstonelementaryschool10


TALKIN' TRASH Contest - EARN FREE TREAT(S) and R-CARDS

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!

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. Ladutko's Child Development class and Mrs. Rankin'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.


What does cooperation look like?

People who are working as a team and cooperating with each other:

  • listen to each other without interrupting
  • encourage everyone to join in
  • are willing to hear and accept the ideas of others
  • are willing to change roles in the group, eg. may be a leader sometimes and a follower at other times
  • recognize the skills and strengths of others


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

Tuesday (Feb. 4th)

Breakfast: Pizza Strip, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Chicken Filet Sandwich OR Corn Dog, Cream Potatoes, Green Peas, Fruit, Milk

Wednesday (Feb. 5th)

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

Lunch: Chicken Bog OR Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Sweet Potato, Black Eyed Peas, Steamed Cabbage, Fruit, Milk

Thursday (Feb. 6th)

Breakfast: Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Fried Chicken OR Smoked Sausage, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Squash & Zucchini, Carrot Sticks, Fruit, Milk

Friday (Feb. 7th)

Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruit, Juice, Milk

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

Monday (Feb. 10th)

Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Chicken Tenders OR Grilled Cheese, French Fries, Baked Beans, Penne Alfredo, Fruit, Milk

Dates to Remember

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

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: Kids Heart Challenge Forms Due

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

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. 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

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