A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...
February 26th, 2022
Dear Kingsley Families,
We are nearing the first day of spring. Until then, the temperatures continue to fluctuate indoors and outdoors. We appreciate the students coming to school dressed in layers and appropriate winter gear.
As a reminder, Friday March 4th is a county-wide staff Institute Day. There is no school for students.
Have a great weekend,
Mel Hackett and Eleni Gajewski
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022!
Last Call...Yearbook Covers Due Monday, February 28th
Creative engineering during indoor recess...
2nd graders were excited to show off the robots they made this week!
Sorry, not sorry for having fun during indoor recess!
Tuesday, March 15th is a school day!
District 58 updated its 2021-22 calendar last August. The updated calendar changed the date of the winter Teacher Institute Day. The updated calendar also changed Tuesday, March 15 to a school day (it was previously a non-school day due to Election Day; however, Election Day was moved to June 2022). Last August, we emailed the updated calendar to families and posted it on our website. We realize some families might still have the old calendar, so we wanted to remind you of the following:
- Friday, March 4 is not a school day. (It's the County's Teacher Institute Day).
- Tuesday, March 15 is a school day.
5th grade weather reports were an opportunity to practice presentation, collaboration and communication skills...
Students loved making music with the xylophone with Ms. Bloom...
Ms. Sheldon's students learned that you read from right to left in Arabic when singing in Arabic...
Ms. Beck and Art Club students are making great strides with their project!
Another beautiful piece from the Kingsley Art Club...
5th grade Weather Reports where students got creative with props...
Fun and creativity during indoor recess.
Dominoes, cause and effect through a collaborative indoor recess moment.
Check out the buildings that 2nd grade engineered during indoor recess!
Looking for more details about the upcoming PTA Adult Fundraiser?
1) Attend the event. Buy your tickets HERE
Price is $75/per person in advance ($85 at the door)
Price includes: 3-hrs open bar (beer, seltzer, wine), live band, food & fun
We're looking for donations to auction off during the event. For example, sports tickets, hotel stay, photography, a service you provide you could donate, etc. Please contact Lisa Tazelaar (email@example.com) if you'd like to help.Can't attend but want to contribute? Donate HERE
3) Each Grade Level will be auctioning off a themed basket. Be on the lookout for a separate email from your grade level contact (themes and contacts below):
Kindergarten: Downtown Downers
(Jen Leesmanfirstname.lastname@example.org & Maggie Zemail@example.com)
1st Grade: Wine and Cheese
(Meggen McKenziefirstname.lastname@example.org & Lindsay Garrityemail@example.com)
2nd Grade: Spa Day
(Tina Fisher-Tinafischer12@yahoo.com & Lindsay Davini-Lindsayp0526@yahoo.com)
3rd Grade: Dinner Date Night
(Miyukifirstname.lastname@example.org & Maggie Zemail@example.com)
4th Grade: Movie Night
(Kerry Petrozzafirstname.lastname@example.org & Karyn Piegari)
5th Grade: Sports Basket
(Michelle Scardinaemail@example.com & Jen Leesmanfirstname.lastname@example.org)
6th Grade: Coffee and Tea (Stacey Czubakemail@example.com & Natalie Whitedfirstname.lastname@example.org)
4) Prefer another way to get involved? We will be looking for volunteers soon.
Fun Lunch Orders: NOW OPEN
Upcoming Pizza Fun Lunches -- PLEASE PLACE ORDERS BY END OF MONTH FOR FOLLOWING MONTH!
3/18/2022 (Order Deadline 2/28/2022) – Al's/Skuddlebutt's, pizza only
4/22/2022 (Order Deadline 3/31/2022) - Zazzo's, pizza only
5/20/2022 (Order Deadline 4/30/2022) - Aurelio's, pizza only
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO ORDER NOW: https://kingsley.h1.hotlunchonline.net
ORDERS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BY END OF MONTH FOR FOLLOWING MONTH! Other future months will continue to be open for ordering.
New To Kingsley Fun Lunch?
Go to the link https://kingsley.h1.hotlunchonline.net
Click on the "Create an Account" and follow the prompts
Only ONE account per family is needed, click "Add a Student" to add each of your children
Further detailed instructions will be in the "News" section in the most recent posting
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com
*** REPEAT INFORMATION ***
A Message From Mr. Perillo & Mr. Zak...
5 Essentials Survey: Share Your Feedback
Parent/guardian feedback wanted!
District 58 invites parents to take the District's School Environment Survey (Encuesta Española) and the State's 5Essentials Survey by Friday, March 11, 2022. Learn more.
Outdoor Education Update ...
Outdoor Education Fees Refunded for 6th grade families
District 58 has decided that our 6th students will not attend the outdoor education at Camp Edwards during this school year; this typically occurred in the fall (when there were mitigations in place that prohibited this kind of travel for students.) Though mitigations are beginning to lift throughout the state, we are beyond the point in the school year that we could schedule these trips; additionally, specific to Camp Edwards, the distance of travel and shared overnight accommodations open up many questions about distancing and shared spaces. We hope to resume outdoor education activities in the future - the District is investigating options for our students, potentially including a spring activity for our 6th graders.
The fees that were collected at registration last spring for outdoor education have now been refunded to families' PushCoin accounts. You will be able to use the credit in your PushCoin account to pay for registration fees for the 2022-23 school year; if you would prefer a cash refund, please contact Sonali Patil in the District 58 Business office (firstname.lastname@example.org).Any additional questions about outdoor education can be directed to Justin Sisul in the Curriculum department (email@example.com)