Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team...

October 17th, 2021

Dear Kingsley Families,

Did you mark your calendars for next Friday, October 22nd? The Kingsley PTA is hosting Fall Fest 2021 at 5:00pm. Click here to buy your tickets today! (Tickets can also be purchased at the door.) You don't want to miss the fun!

We have a couple of safety drills next week. Information on those drills can be found below.

Have a great weekend,

Mel Hackett & Eleni Gajewski

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Check your child's backpack this weekend...

Fall benchmark assessments (MAP and Aimsweb, if applicable) were sent home in backpacks on Friday.
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Save the Dates...

Oct. 18. Bus Evacuation Drill K-6

Oct. 18 Parent-Teacher Sign-Up closes at 11:00am

Oct. 19 Parent-Teacher Conferences 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Oct. 21 Parent-Teacher Conferences 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Oct. 22 No school for students (Parent-Teacher Conferences & School Improvement Day)

Oct. 22 Parent - Teacher Conferences 8:00am - 11:30am

Oct. 21 Fire Drill with Fire Department @ 2:00pm

Oct. 22 Kingsley PTA Fall Fest @ DG Swim & Racquet Club - 5:00pm

Oct. 29 Halloween Celebration & Costume Parade

Oct. 30 Kingsley PTA Dad's College Football Tailgate (information below)

Nov. 16 - Picture Retake Day

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(Repeat Information)

Join the Kingsley PTA...

Please click HERE to sign up today! You membership matters!
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Kingsley PTA's Fall Fest Is Coming Soon: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The Kingsley PTA does a lot for our school community. They hold fundraisers throughout the year to help raise money for our students. Please support the PTA by volunteering at the Kingsley Fall Fest on October 22nd. Please click here to sign-up. We hope to see all of our families on October 22nd at 5:00p.m. Information is below!

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(Repeat Information) PTA Opportunity: Reflections 2021

Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your child's own unique interpretation through the arts. Submission guidelines and an entry form will go home next week. Entries are due to the Main Office by October 29th. Winning entries will compete at the district level. All participants will be recognized and district-level 1inners will receive a gift card from the PTA!

Kingsley PTA Dad's College Football Tailgate Fundraiser!

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Title I Parent Meeting Notification

Kingsley School is designated as a Title 1 School. As a Title 1 School we receive additional funds to remediate/enrich our students’ instruction. The purpose of Title 1 is to help ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education.

Parents of children in Title I Programs have the right to know about the qualifications of their child’s teachers or paraprofessionals. All staff members working with children in District 58 have met the requirements for certification for their role and are identified as Highly Qualified within the State of Illinois.

There will be a Title 1 Parent Meeting on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. at Longfellow Center, 1435 Prairie Avenue, Downers Grove. This meeting is to inform parents of the programs and activities provided with Title 1 funds.

To read the entire notification and agenda, please click here.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up: NOW OPEN

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on:

October 19th 5:00pm-8:00pm

October 21st 5:00pm-8:00pm

October 22nd 8:00am-11:30am

Please click here to sign-up.

(The online sign-up closes on October 18th at 11:00am)

How do we celebrate Halloween at Kingsley?

Halloween will be celebrated at Kingsley School on Friday, October 29th. We are currently planning for a celebration at every grade level that will be led by classroom teachers this year. We are partnering with our Kingsley PTA to prepare an art/craft or game for each class. Students will also participate in our annual Halloween costume parade. It continues to be our practice that no food or candy of any kind will be allowed during classroom or holiday celebrations. Classroom parties will focus on team-building versus foods and sweets. Halloween parade details to follow.

Costume Guidelines (No changes from previous years):

**Students should NOT wear their costumes to school

(with the exception of Kindergarten)**

  1. Costumes should be easy to put on in a few minutes prior to the parade. Students will need to dress themselves in the classroom with little help from adults. No make-up, please.
  2. Costumes should promote healthy attitudes and good taste
  3. No props/accessories that could be construed as a weapon, i.e. toy guns, knives, clubs, spears, bows/arrows, etc.
  4. No costumes that promote excess violence or in any way emphasize the use of guns or knives
  5. No costumes that endorse products inappropriate for children, i.e. cigarettes, alcohol, etc.
  6. No masks (other than COVID-19 required masks) or items that cover the face
  7. Kingsley administration reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of a student's costume
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