Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team

January 6, 2023

Dear Kingsley Families,

It was wonderful to return to school and have our hallways filled with the energy of our students. We have enjoyed hearing stories about their winter break.

We have started our benchmark testing this week and will continue through January 20th, when the testing window closes.

Have a great weekend,

Chuck Brewster & Eleni Gajewski

Kingsley's Behavior Expectations BINGO Boards

This week Mr. Brewster and Mrs. Gajewski held assemblies for every grade level. We reviewed the 4 Be's of Kingsley (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Kind). Our Principal Advisory Council shared their videos demonstrating expected and unexpected behaviors, and we are very proud of the work this group did.

We are excited to start the BINGO Boards this week. Students who demonstrate the 4 Be's can be directed to add their names to the board over two weeks. Any adult in the building can "catch" a student and celebrate their choices by being added to the board. Mr. Brewster and Mrs. Gajewski will play BINGO and invite students whose names are in the chosen squares to the office for a prize. This cycle will repeat every two weeks.

While we will continue our Positive Office Referrals, we are excited that the BINGO Boards will reach a wide group of children who deserve recognition for going above and beyond. Please ask your child about the assembly, the 4 Be's, and the BINGO Board.

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BAM Theater Enrichment Class - See Info Below

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(Repeat Information)

Inclement Weather

If inclement winter weather prompts District 58 to close its schools and facilities, the District will notify families and staff as soon as possible using a variety of communication tools. Please note, extreme weather is very unpredictable, and the decision to close schools is typically not able to be made until the morning of the event. District 58 will only send a message if schools will be closed. Otherwise, the day will proceed as usual.

Click HERE for the district website.

Board Game Club ~1st and 2nd Grades

Board Game Club is starting soon for 1st and 2nd grade!

The club will run every Tuesday from January 10th to February 14th (no meeting on February 7th) from 3:00-3:45pm, hosted by Mrs. Hannigan.

We will spend time each week learning and playing new games with peers. Students are welcome to bring a favorite game from home or they can choose from the many games that will be available to them. We will make new friends, practice our problem-solving skills, and have fun! If interested, keep an eye out for a flyer that will be sent home the week of December 12th. Please fill it out and return it to your child's homeroom teacher.

Future dates and information are to come for grades third through sixth.

Yoga Club At Kingsley!

Click on this link to sign up.
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NEW - Sticky Fingers Cooking Classes - See Flyer Below

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2023 Fun Lunch Ordering Now Open!!

Upcoming Pizza Fun Lunches

1/13/2023 (Order Deadline 1/3/2023) – Al's, pizza only

2/10/2023 (Order Deadline 1/31/2023) - Zazzo's, pizza only

3/10/2023 (Order Deadline 2/28/2023) - Aurelio's, pizza only

4/14/2023 (Order Deadline 3/31/2023) – Cozzi’s (hot dogs, GF hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, buttered noodles. Potato chips and Oreo cookies are included with menu item)

5/12/2023 (Order Deadline 4/30/2023) - Zazzo's, pizza only




Other future months will continue to be open for ordering.


New To Kingsley Fun Lunch?

Go to the link

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


E-mail Beth Tournis for details

Mark Your Calendars!

Save the Dates...

January 9 - Board of Education Meeting

January 15- Harlem Wizards Game at DGN. Come see Mr. Brewster & Mrs. Gajewski play!


January 21 - Science Fair

January 30 -Community Facility Vision Session

February 7 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

February 9 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

February 20 - Presidents Day NO SCHOOL

February 23 - Gr. 3-4 Southside cast Musical

February 25 - Reading Games

February 27 - Board of Education Meeting

February 28 - Teacher Inservice NO SCHOOL

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Parking During Arrival and Dismissal

We ask that all Kingsley families please be considerate of the neighbor's driveways. If you need to park your car, please do not block the driveways. Our neighbors need to be able to enter and exit their driveways as needed.

As a reminder, the parking lot is closed during arrival and dismissal. This allows district buses and vans to complete their routes. Also, for the safety of students, we do not want them walking through the parking lot with moving vehicles.

These procedures allow for the safety of our students and neighbors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Lunch/Recess Sub Coverage

If any parents are interested in being put on our lunch/recess sub list, please contact the main office.
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School Hours & Arrival/Dismissal Info.


Kindergarten (AM Only) - 8:15am-11:20am

Grades 1-6 and OKEEP - 8:15am-3:00pm

Professional Learning Mondays (K-8)

Kindergarten (OKEEP) -6th grade: 2:00p.m. dismissal

AM Only Kindergarten will dismiss at regular time 11:20a.m.