October 21, 2019

Free and Reduced Lunch

If you have not updated your student's Free and Reduced lunch application for the 2019-2020 school year, please do so as soon as possible. October 1st was the expiration date for students who received free and reduced lunch last year. Until a new application is completed and approved, a cost of $2.50 will be added to your student's lunch account each day that he or she eats school lunch.

To apply, just click on the link below. We encourage everyone to complete an application.

Transportation Reminders

Just a reminder, if your student is a car rider, he/she should be picked up by 2:50 pm. If he/she is not picked up by 3:00 pm, they will be sent to Kid Power, our after school child care program. There will be a drop-in rate of $12 per student.

Also, if your student is a bus rider, please be at the bus stop on time for pick up. Tagged students (CD, K, 1st) will be brought back to the school. Students brought back will be sent to Kid Power at a drop-in rate of $12 per student. When students are brought back, this delays the bus route not only for any remaining KES bus riders, but also for the middle and high school riders of later routes.

October is Bullying Prevention Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wear orange on October 23rd, Unity Day, in recognition of Bullying Prevention Month.

Wear pink on October 25th in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Congratulations to Martina Moore, Megan Harmon, and Bric Hatfield for being elected to Kingston's School Improvement Council and to Karla Jones for being appointed.

Mrs. Moore's Counselor Corner

October Life skill for the month- “FRIENDSHIP”

Friendship is to make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Students will be encouraged to participate in Unity Day on October 23, 2019 by wearing ORANGE to show the visual impact of communities united to end bullying behaviors.

During the month of October, please talk to your children about ways to make and keep friends by recognizing the qualities of a friend, and practice communication skills that improve peer interactions. It is also important for children to learn the value of treating people respectfully regardless of appearance, race, national origin, disability, social status, etc. Teaching children to be mindful of the feelings of others, and how to recognize, refuse, and report unfriendly behavior will help them to be a good friend. Please help your child learn to recognize signs of unfriendly behavior.

Signs of Unfriendly Behavior


-Spreading rumors



-Embarrassing others

-Frightening others

If your child reports any of these behaviors to you, please encourage them to speak with their teacher, myself, or administration. KES has a no bullying policy.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for your child this year.

Martina Moore

Kingston Elementary School Counselor

(843) 365-8259

REMINDER: KES Chorus meets every Tuesday, 2:30-3:00 pm. Students must be picked up at 3:00 pm.

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

3rd grade reminder.....Don't forget to bring your recorders to school on the day you have music!

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