Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...

October 24th, 2021

Dear Kingsley Families,

Thank you for joining the Kingsley staff for Parent-Teacher Conferences this week! It was GREAT having the opportunity to host these back in our building again! We are so proud of our Kingsley Lions and all of their hard work at this point in the school year!

We are looking forward to the Halloween celebrations next week. We encourage all families to re-read our guidelines regarding Halloween celebrations.

Have a great weekend,

Mel Hackett & Eleni Gajewski

Wear Pink on Tuesday...

Kingsley Student Council would like all students and staff to WEAR PINK on Tuesday! This is to support all who have fought or are currently fighting breast cancer.

Kingsley's Halloween Plans...

General Information: Halloween will be celebrated at Kingsley School on Friday, October 29th. We are partnering with our Kingsley PTA to prepare a craft or game for each class. Students will also participate in our annual Halloween costume parade. It continues to be our practice that no food or candy of any kind will be allowed during classroom or holiday celebrations. Classroom parties will focus on team-building versus foods and sweets.\

Parade & Parties: All families are welcome to view the Halloween parade. Families can stand on the intermediate or primary playgrounds in the marked areas. Please keep sidewalks clear so the students can walk safely. The parade begins at 1:40pm. Students in grades 1-6 will return to their classrooms after the parade for Halloween celebrations. Parents, please plan for regular dismissal procedures at 3:00pm. (Kindergarten families will receive a communication from the Kindergarten team.)

Costume Guidelines (No changes from previous years):

**Students should NOT wear their costumes to school

(with the exception of Kindergarten)**

  1. Costumes should be easy to put on in a few minutes prior to the parade. Students will need to dress themselves in the classroom with little help from adults. No make-up, please.
  2. Costumes should promote healthy attitudes and good taste
  3. No props/accessories that could be construed as a weapon, i.e. toy guns, knives, clubs, spears, bows/arrows, etc.
  4. No costumes that promote excess violence or in any way emphasize the use of guns or knives
  5. No costumes that endorse products inappropriate for children, i.e. cigarettes, alcohol, etc.
  6. No masks (other than COVID-19 required masks) or items that cover the face
  7. Kingsley administration reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of a student's costume

Kingsley Lions Love Art...

Kingsley is looking for Instructional Assistants

Kingsley has a couple Instructional Assistant openings. Please contact Mel Hackett to learn more or click here.

Recognizing the Veterans of our Kingsley Community...

All Kingsley students are encouraged to submit photos of a Veteran(s) they would like to celebrate this November. Photos should have the following information:

1) The Veteran's name

2) The student's name and classroom teacher

Please do not email photos. Photos will be on display during the month of November. We will also place a mini American flag at the Kingsley School main entrance on Veteran's Day to recognize each Veteran submitted. Students should submit pictures by Tuesday, November 2nd. Photos will be returned. Thank you to all of the Veterans in our Kingsley Community for your service!

Save the Dates...

Oct. 26 - Active Threat (lockdown) Drill with DGPD

Oct. 26 - Gatto's Fundraising Night (See flyer below)

Oct. 27 - Title I Parent Meeting at Longfellow 6:00pm

Oct. 29 Halloween Celebrations & Costume Parade

Oct. 30 Kingsley PTA Dad's College Football Tailgate

Nov. 1 Veteran pictures due

Nov. 16 - Picture Retake Day

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(Repeat Information)

Kingsley PTA Dad's College Football Tailgate Fundraiser!

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Title I Parent Meeting Notification

Kingsley School is designated as a Title 1 School. As a Title 1 School we receive additional funds to remediate/enrich our students’ instruction. The purpose of Title 1 is to help ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education.

Parents of children in Title I Programs have the right to know about the qualifications of their child’s teachers or paraprofessionals. All staff members working with children in District 58 have met the requirements for certification for their role and are identified as Highly Qualified within the State of Illinois.

There will be a Title 1 Parent Meeting on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. at Longfellow Center, 1435 Prairie Avenue, Downers Grove. This meeting is to inform parents of the programs and activities provided with Title 1 funds.

To read the entire notification and agenda, please click here.

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