Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...

February 13th, 2022

Dear Kingsley Families,

It was a busy week! The 100th day of school, Fun Lunch, Valentine's Day parties and more! Our staff and students enjoyed Friday's Valentine's Day parties. Thank you to all of our parents who helped make Friday a successful and fun day for Kingsley with Fun Lunch and Valentine's Day parties!

Orders for our next Fun Lunch are due 2/28/22. Please see below for details.

Let's have a great week,

Mel Hackett and Eleni Gajewski

Kingsley Student Council Spreading the Love...

Kingsley Student Council officers pictured below hung hearts to represent money collected for Habitats for Humanity. While our total amount collected is still being finalized, we are so proud of our student leaders and community for identifying ways to spread the love this time of year!
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Thank you, Kingsley PTA & Parent Volunteers!

We celebrated Valentine's Day a little early this year. This was due to Valentine's Day falling on a Monday and disruptions with our shortened schedule. We felt it would be best for all students to hold our parties on Friday. Thanks to our Kingsley PTA and parent volunteers for partnering with our Kingsley staff to make more memories for our students! We had so much fun!

Grove Preschool Update

Grove Children’s Preschool will hold open houses on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23

Will your child be 3 or 4 years old this August? Do you have a neighbor or friend with a future preschooler? Please share! Grove Children’s Preschool will hold an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6-7 p.m. at Indian Trail School, 6235 Stonewall Ave., and on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 6-7 p.m. at Henry Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave. Parents and guardians may tour the preschool, meet the staff, hear an overview of the program, and ask questions throughout the open house.

The open house will be in person with the following COVID-19 safety protocols observed:

  • Parent/guardians only (no children may attend)

  • Please wear a mask.

  • Please attend the designated time slot according to last name:

    • A-I: 6-6:20 p.m.

    • J-Q: 6:20-6:40 p.m.

    • R-Z: 6:40-7 p.m.

Grove Children’s Preschool tuition applications for the 2022-23 school year will open online at on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. First priority applications are due Tuesday, March 8.

Learn here more.

We celebrated the 100th day of school last week! We held a school-wide 100th day spirit day!

Music Update

On Saturday, February 5th, some Kingsley 5th grade students performed in D58’s Solo & Ensemble Festival at Herrick Middle School. They have been learning their solos in weekly lessons, practicing diligently at home, and even working with a private instructor and piano accompanist outside of school. Please congratulate these band and orchestra students on their performances:

Charlie G.

Max G.

Mikey M.

Claudia M.

Grant M.

Lucas Z.

Save the Dates...

Feb. 14 Valentine's Day (Class parties held on Feb. 11)

Feb. 14 Board of Education Meeting 7pm - Village Hall

Feb. 21 Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

Feb. 25 (YES! We *do* have school)

Mar. 4 No School (County Teacher Institute Day)

We love learning!

Even though it was a busy week, our daily learning still took place! 1st graders pictured below worked on their word patterns, while 6th graders built landforms!
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Fun Lunch Orders: NOW OPEN


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


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

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


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Calendar: There is school on Feb. 25, 2022!

District 58 updated its 2021-22 calendar last August. The updated calendar changed the date of the winter Teacher Institute Day. 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:

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