Kingston Intermediate School

June 2015

Calendar of Events

2nd - Grade 4 Field Trip (H,P)

3rd - Grade 4 Field Trip (Blu, C)

4th - Early Release (12:45 Dismissal)

Step Up Day - Grade 2>3, Grade 6>7

8th - 12th - Lend a Hand Food Drive

12th - Grade 4 Celebrates Flag Day

15th - Grade 3 Field Trip (F,B,R)

16th - Grade 3 Field Trip (Co, Cl, S, V)

23rd - Final Assembly, Grade 6 @ 5:30

24th - Last Day of School (Noon Dismissal - No Lunch Served)

26th - KPTO Celebration Grade 6 @ Hilltop 4-7pm

News & Notes

Summer Reading Opportunities

Next year grades 4-6 will be participating in the Massachusetts Children's Book Awards

program. The award program is sponsored by Salem State University. If your child reads 5 books from the MCBA 2015-2016 book list he/she will have an opportunity to vote for the winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award and have a chance to win prizes! Mrs. Meade will be sending home more information on this program at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. You can get a head start by reading some of these books over the summer! You can find the list at Massachusetts Children's Book Awards.

Avoid the summer slide by joining some summer reading programs offered by your

public library, banks and Barnes and Noble book store. Your child can earn new books

gift cards and money!

The Kingston Public Library will be starting their reading program on June 8th- August 10, 2015. The program is for kids entering grades K-6 in the fall. If you read 5 books and record the books in a log you will be able to choose a book to keep or a $5 gift certificate. Sign-up online via, visit the Children’s Room or call 781-585-0517 ext 111. Logs can be picked up at the library or mailed to your home.

The Barnes and Noble summer reading program for 2015 is called Imagination's Destination. Go to Barnes and Noble summer reading program to download and print a reading journal. Fill out the student information on the first page of the journal. A parent must sign on this page in order for the child to get a free book.

After your child reads a book they need to write down the title, author, and who they would recommend the book to and why in the reading journal. Your child will need to read 8 books to be able to get a free book from the Barnes and Noble summer reading program.

Bring the completed and signed reading journal into Barnes and Noble book store between May 19, 2015 and September 7, 2015. Present it to an employee and they will let your child choose a book from the free book list.

TD Bank summer reading program. Read 10 books and earn $10. You can get all the information online at TD bank.

Rockland Trust’s summer reading program Reading Makes Cent$. Children read their

favorite books all summer and receive $2.50 in a Rockland Trust savings account for each book read (up to 10 books for a total of $25). Kids earn credit by handing in their reading journals with completed summer reading to a Rockland Trust branch.

KIS High Five Program

On Wednesday, May 27th, KIS students who earned 5 or more paper High Fives were recognized and inducted to the Wall of Fame. This was the last recognition of the year. 64 students in grades 3 through 6 were added to the Wall of Fame. Many of the students are Gold Star members, which means the students earned 10 or more paper High Fives. Please be sure to check out the High Five in the cafeteria to see how well the students accomplished the goal of covering the wall.

Congratulations to all the KIS students who are members of the Wall of Fame 2014-2015! Keep up the High Five effort!

Physical Education News

During the month of June, it does become quite warm out on the fields. Students are always given an opportunity to take a drink of water before and/or after the lesson. On extremely warm days, we may even end a little early for an extra few moments of cool down time in the gym before they return to class.

Families should also consider the use of bug spray and sunscreen on PE days. Have a safe and active summer!