Principal's Message

November 2018

Kingsway Regional Middle School

Brian Tonelli, School Principal

Emily Virga, Assistant Principal, 7th Grade

Ed Dubbs, Assistant Principal, 8th Grade

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A Message from the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Members of the Kingsway Community,

Kingsway Regional Middle School had an outstanding October! We kicked off the month with a three screen multimedia presentation entitled, Point of View. The presentation received great reviews from our students as it brought awareness to the idea of being mindful of others’ point of view and perspective. In addition to the presentation, the students engaged in a teacher-led discussion about respect, perspective, point of view, and acceptance. Overall, the day was instrumental in kicking off this year’s #1DragonFamily initiative and the Week of Respect.

Our clubs and activities are in full swing with anywhere from 100 to 250 students participating every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school. We look forward to a productive November where we hope to recognize many of our students at our second Renaissance Celebration as the first marking period comes to a close. On behalf of the entire middle school faculty and staff, enjoy a relaxing fall break with your family and friends.

Communication

Report Cards: The end of the first marking period is November 15. You will be able to view your child’s report card in PowerSchool on November 21, 2018.


Reporting an absence in Middle School:

When reporting an absence in the middle school, please dial (856) 467-3300; next, press 2 (please leave message: your name, child’s name, grade level and reason for absence). Please keep in mind that an outbound voice message will be sent for all absent students; please disregard if you have reported your child absent. Excused absences include: sickness accompanied by a doctor’s note, death in the family, and religious holidays.


Arrival/Dismissal: Please be mindful of our students and staff when proceeding through the parking lot at arrival and dismissal. Please use caution at all times and be mindful of the various crosswalks.


KRMS Play: This year’s middle school play entitled, “Once Upon a High School” will be performed in the West Gym on Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. Students must be with an adult in order to attend. Please come out and support our actors and actresses.


Renaissance Program: All Community Service and Participation forms for the Renaissance Program are due on Friday, November 16 and Monday, November 19. This is the first step in ensuring that students are eligible for the program. Please encourage your child to turn in this form.


Renaissance Celebration: Our second Renaissance Celebration will take place on December 7. The students will have a great time while being recognized for all of their efforts throughout the marking period. The students will take a field trip to Altitude Trampoline Park in Wilmington, Delaware. It was a hit with the kids last year!


Pictures: Click here to view pictures from October 2018.


Activity Calendar: On the left hand side of the Kingsway home page, you will find a calendar indicating when each of our clubs and activities will be taking place. Flag Football, Cross Country, Book Club, Guitar, Tennis, Art, and Ultimate Kickball have all met over the past few weeks. Please use the following link to check out all of our after school events: http://www.tricountyconferencenj.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=347&school_id=12


How to Help: Each stage of parenthood presents its unique challenges. Guiding our teenagers through their middle school years can be an overwhelming and daunting task. At times they struggle to stay organized, to advocate for themselves, or to know how to study for an upcoming exam. As parents, we know that there is not one single formula or a set of directions to help our children through these critical years, but we seek out any tips and advice we can find with the ultimate goal being our child’s success. Outlined below are 4 tips you can utilize to assist your child through his/her middle school journey as well as a link to an article entitled, “10 Ways to Help Your Middle School Child Succeed”.

1. Encourage your child to advocate for himself/herself. Asking questions about a grade, posing a clarifying question, or talking to their teacher after class about a situation are all part of the maturation process and help to set our children up for future success in all that they encounter.

2. Have frequent conversations with your child about what he/she is learning in his/her classes and how he/she performed on his/her last assessment.

3. Look at the KRMS website to target clubs/activities of interest and make arrangements for your child to stay after school. Getting involved always pays off!

4. Encourage the use of our Math Working Lunch Program. This program was designed to help clarify daily mathematical concepts.

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-middle.html#

Miscellaneous

Career Day: On November 21, 2018, Kingsway Regional Middle School will be holding its annual Career Day. We have numerous community members and parents who have given up their time to make this possible. Each student will hear from a variety of presenters throughout the entire day. A huge thanks to all who have signed up to present.


Evacuation Drill: On October 2, we conducted an extensive evacuation drill. We practiced both stage one and stage two of the drill. The students executed the drills to perfection!


Fall Academy Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/2mj7z

Upcoming Events

· 11/3 KEF Craft Fair

· 11/5 - 9 Fall Recess School Closed

· 11/15 1st Marking Period Ends

· 11/15 Board Meeting

· 11/21 Career Day/ Locker Clean Out/ Half-Day – Students & Staff

· 11/21 Report Cards

· 11/22 & 23 School Closed

· 11/29 & 11/30 School Play @ 6:30 p.m.

· 12/7 Renaissance 1st Marking Period Celebration @ 1:00 p.m. (Off-site)

Renaissance Sponsors: Thank you to the following 2018-19 Renaissance sponsors.

Premier Sponsor

Bottos

Tree Awareness

Nathaniel Boerlin Scholarship Fund


Major Sponsor

KD National Force Security

Logan Super Fitness

Ray’s Pizza

Swedesboro Diner

Sweetsboro Pastry Shoppe

In the Village

Landmark Builders


Contributing Sponsor

Chick Fil A

Fort Nassau Graphics

Swedesboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Dealer

US Foods

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