A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...
September 2nd, 2022
It was a great first, full week at Kingsley! Students and teachers have been building relationships, establishing classroom routines, and reviewing school-wide expectations.
Please remember there is no school Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Tuesday we will resume regular school hours.
Enjoy your long weekend,
Chuck Brewster & Eleni Gajewski
We love to learn and play with our friends at school...
First Kingsley Positive Office Referral for 22/23!
A Positive Office Referral is a way to celebrate a student or class for demonstrating positive behaviors, following and setting good examples.
Car Line and Dismissal Reminders
Please call the office any time there will be a change in how your child will get home. Teachers are busy teaching and often unable to check their emails. By calling the office, we can be sure the message gets to your child.
As a reminder, we need adults to stay in the vehicle during arrival and dismissal. This allows our process to move swiftly. Students should enter and exit their vehicles from the passenger side only. If your child needs more time to get buckled, guardians may move to the first spot of the car line. This allows other vehicles behind you to proceed through the car line.
During arrival and dismissal, please do not park in the staff lots, as we need to ensure access and smooth traffic flow for our special transportation buses.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Curriculum Night Additional Information
We are excited to welcome our Kingsley families to our annual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 14th. Please see important information below:
- All District 58 schools are strongly encouraging attendance by only one family member per student/class, at all grade levels
- Each Kindergarten - 6th grade teacher will hold two 25 minute presentations throughout the night
- Times and Procedures for Curriculum Night will be shared next week.
Mark your calendar to grab dinner on these Playground Fundraising “food nights”
*MUST MENTION KINGSLEY*
- Every Thursday – Cozzi Corner – 20% of sales — ALL DAY LONG
- 9/09 - Mum Order Forms due
- 9/15 – Orange & Brew - $1 of drinks and 5% of all sales
- 9/19-21 – Home Run Inn – 30% of sales of frozen pizzas - Orders are due 09/14 - https://hrifundraising.raisely.com/kingsley-sept2022
- 9/29 – Uncle Bubs – 25% of sales - ALL DAY LONG
- 11/8 – Cadence Kitchen – 20% of sales
Kingsley Playground Committee
Kingsley Playground Update:
Kingsley Plays Together (Playground Committee) and PTA have joined forces. Please see the fliers below about the fall mum sale.
This year's proceeds support our December 2022 goal of $320,000 for a new playground.
How else can I support the Kingsley Playground efforts?
Will your company consider a corporate match? Looking to volunteer your expertise? We welcome all types of support to raise awareness. Please reach out to Mr. Brewster, Mrs. Gajewski, or the Kingsley Plays Together committee.
Donations can be made at https://www.kingsleyplaystogether.org
Save the Dates...
September 5 - No School. Labor Day.
September 8 - Mums orders due (see flier below)
September 14 - Curriculum Night 6:00 - 7:30pm
September 17-10 -Education Foundation Oktoberfest
September 20 -Kingsley Bus Evacuation Drill
September 26 - Kingsley Playground Committee meeting
October 4 - Picture Day
October 10 - No School. Columbus Day
October 11 - Board of Education meeting
October 18 - 5pm-8pm Parent Teacher Conferences
October 20 - 5pm-8pm Parent Teacher Conferences
October 21 - No School. Parent Teacher Conferences
Our super 1st graders earned their super kid capes for completing their first full week of school!
You will see Kingsley staff wearing a lot of orange this year, especially on Mondays. Orange symbolizes that happiness is a choice, and how we can spread positivity. We invite your child(ren) to also wear orange on Mondays throughout the school year.
A frog name Spark emerges from a tadpole with a slight but noticeable orange spot. And this orange spot makes Spark feel uncomfortably different. What's more, Spark begins to make a disconcerting observation; when Spark does things that make him feel better (and produce more positive results) the orange spots increase.
A Message From Your Kingsley PTA...
Buona Beef & Rainbow Cone Benefit Night on September 23
Join us on Thursday, September 23 for our first benefit night, hosted by Buona Beef Darien. Kingsley PTA gets 20% of sales from open to close (10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.) Remember to mention Kingsley when placing your order!
The offer is valid on dine-in, take-out and drive-thru orders, but not for online orders. While they're famous for their delicious beef, Buona has sandwiches, wraps, salads, pasta, kid's meals, shakes and a newly added Rainbow Cone ice cream stand - something for everyone!
Buona Beef - Darien
7417 S. Cass, Darien IL 60561
Hours: 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
School Hours & Arrival/Dismissal Info.
Kindergarten (AM Only) - 8:15am-11:20am
Grades 1-6 and OKEEP - 8:15am-3:00pm
Middle School- 8:30am-3:17pm
Professional Learning Mondays (K-8)
Kindergarten (OKEEP) -6th grade: 2:00p.m. dismissal
AM Only Kindergarten will dismiss at regular time 11:20a.m.
Middle Schools: 2:10p.m. dismissal
AM Session 8:50am-11:30am
PM Session 12:30pm-3:10pm