King Connections

November 9, 2020

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Dear King Families

What a beautiful weekend we had! It's hard to believe we had snow a week ago! I hope everyone was able to take advantage of the glorious weather!


This week's King Connections includes:

* Grab and Go Food Distribution

* Veterans Day

* PTO Fundraiser and Website

* Important ESL Writing Assessment Information

* Important iReady Information

* November's Character Education Theme: Gratitude


Best,

Allison


Please be sure to utilize the district tech website if you are having any tech issues.


Please note: The district has created this "Return to Learn" page that includes timely planning updates and resources for families.

GRAB-AND-GO MEAL PICK-UP Now at KING!!

GRAB-AND-GO MEAL PICK-UP EXPANDS FROM FOUR SITES TO ALL FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS! Click HERE for More Information!

In Honor of Veterans Day

In Honor of Veterans Day this year, we would like to recognize all of the men and women who have served our country that have a connection to our King Community.

Last year we had an amazing display in our school lobby. This year we will turn the display into a slideshow for our King Community to see.

Please send a photo along with Name, Rank, Branch of service, years serviced, and their connection to King (e.g Johnny Appleseed’s Grandmother) to the following email

Please email ptokingrecordingsecretary@gmail.com with the information as soon as possible so we can compile the slides by Wednesday.

* We do still have everyone’s from last year and they will be included in the slide show.

PTO- Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s POPCORN time! Starting November 13th you’ll have a chance to setup your own online pop-up shop and solicit friends, family, and co-workers. For more information, visit popcorn.kingpto.com

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ParentTeacherOrganization Join our WebSite

Do you want to be able to connect with other parents in your child's classroom? Are you interested in volunteering at a PTO event? Do you want to buy tickets or register for PTO Events? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then visit http://www.kingpto.com today and join the school directory!


Any questions emails ptokingelementary@gmail.com

ESL Writing Assessment Parent Information -Click HERE

Grades 3-5 ESL Writing Assessment Parent Communication in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

iReady Updates

We are winding down with the i-Ready Diagnostics for Reading and Math. Last week we completed grades 2-5 in Math and this week we will be assessing 1st grade and Kindergarten, beginning with 1st grade Math tomorrow. Please refer to the information and links below.


Diagnostic 1: October 19th - November 13th

Diagnostic 2: February 22nd - March 19th


Since we are in a remote setting, we will deliver the 1st diagnostic virtually! Taking into consideration the bandwidth that is needed when taking the diagnostic, the District has created the calendar below which outlines which grade levels are assigned to administer the assessment on their assigned days.


While it will be tempting to help your child on the diagnostic, it is very important that you refrain from assisting them. The results give teachers important information that they are then able to use to provide your child with the most appropriate instruction. Some of the questions in the diagnostic will seem easy to students and some will be quite hard. That is done purposefully in order to learn the "just right" level of each individual student.


Please take a moment to click on the links below; The iReady Family Guide and Teachers Need Your Help This Fall Video. They are available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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November's Character Education Theme of the Month is Gratitude

Definition: Feeling of appreciation or being thankful


“I” Statement: I reflect on the people, places, and things that I appreciate.


Conversation Starters:

1.Why is it important to stop and reflect on what we are thankful for?

2. Who are the people in your life that you are thankful for? Why?

3. What are some different ways to express gratitude?

4.When someone tells you “thank you” or shows gratitude, how does it make you feel?


Read-Alouds about Gratitude:



Some Other Titles:

Thanks A Million: Nikki Grimes
Uncle Willy & The Soup Kitchen: Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan
Beatrice's Goat: Page McBrier

Dates to Remember

November

  • 10th- School Council Mtg- 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • 11th - No School: Veteran's Day
  • 25th - Half Day: Dismissal at 12:20pm
  • 26th- 27th - No School: Thanksgiving Recess

King School Hours

School Hours 9:05am - 3:20pm



Early Release Days

  • Students are dismissed at 12:55pm.
  • Lunch IS served.
  • Early Release Thursdays: 9/18/20, 12/3/20, 12/10/20, 12/17/20, 1/7/21, 1/14/21, 3/11/21, 4/29/21, 5/6/21, 5/13/21, 5/20/21, 5/27/21


Half Days
  • Students are dismissed at 12:20pm.
  • Lunch IS NOT served.
  • Half Days: 11/25 and the last day of school.

Transportation

The online transportation request form for the 2020 - 2021 school year is now open.


If you need illustrated instructions on how to complete your Transportation Request in English, please visit THIS LINK. Here are the Portuguese and Spanish versions as well.

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