COOL CAT NEWS

December 9, 2019

FRESH FOR ALL, Tuesday, December 10th. Click on the link below for more information.

Holiday Shop, Dec. 17th-19th

Kingston's Holiday Shop will be open December 17th-19th. Students will be able to shop during their recess and Specials classes. A shopping form went home today. If your student needs help shopping, please send in the completed form with their money on the day they will shop.

Use MyPaymentsPlus to make payments to your student's accounts for things such as: field trips, yearbooks, etc. Click on the link below.


https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

Reminder.....

Our Parents Night Out is this Friday, December 13th, from 6:00-9:00 pm. To attend, students must have sent in their RSVP. Please note that our RSVP sign up date and time have passed. This is a free PTO sponsored event, however, donations will be accepted and appreciated.

KES Countdown to Christmas

Monday, Dec.9th

Countdown Kickoff- Wear your favorite holiday colors.

Tuesday, Dec.10th

Don’t Be a Grinch- Spread some kindness and grow a heart!

Student’s will be participating in a Kindness Activity this day. No dress-up is necessary.

Wednesday, Dec.11th

Dig out your favorite holiday hat, headband, or tree topper to wear.

Thursday, Dec.12th

Wear your favorite holiday socks.

Friday, Dec.13th

Wear your tacky Christmas sweater.

Monday, Dec.16th

Dashing Through the Snow- Dress as one of Santa’s Reindeer or Snowman.

Tuesday, Dec.17th

Oh, Christmas Tree- Dress as a Christmas Tree.

Wednesday, Dec.18th

Dress up like your favorite holiday movie or book character.

Thursday, Dec.19th

Anything Christmas- Wear anything Christmas.

Friday, Dec. 20th

Mad about Plaid- Wear your favorite plaid or flannel.

Want to volunteer or attend a field trip?

If you have not completed the volunteer application, please click the link below to do so. You will need to have your volunteer card to go on field trips and to participate in school held events.


https://bib.com/SecureVolunteer/Horry-County-Schools/

TALKIN' TRASH Contest - EARN FREE TREAT(S) and R-CARDS

Talkin’ Trash (TT) is a school recycling and waste diversion competition that encourages elementary schools to engage in waste reduction, recycling, composting, and waste management practices. Every month, the top three winning schools will receive a plaque, supplies for their school, a recycled content prize for each 4th grader, and a visit from the Talkin' Trash crew! The students will also get a chance to appear on television. This is a school-wide effort to collect as much recyclables as possible.


As a school incentive to ALL students, each student will receive a treat and an R-card for every 13 gallon bag filled with recyclables. These recyclables include the following items: plastic bottles or jugs and aluminum cans. Please be sure to write the student's name along with his / her homeroom teacher's name on the bag.


Thanks in advance for your participation!

Title I Survey

Kingston Elementary School receives federal funding through Title I. A copy of the School wide and Parenting plan can be reviewed in our Guidance department, room 105. We need your help in evaluating the Title I program for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey below.


Parents are offered the opportunity to make suggestions or ask questions about our Title I program. If you have additional comments or suggestions, please contact Martina Moore, Title I coordinator by phone at (843)365-8259, or by email at mmoore001@horrycountyschools.net


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HCSTitleOneParentSurvey18-19

Let's show our school spirit!

Students are encouraged to wear school colors or Kingston T-shirts every Friday. School colors are blue and white. Wearing school colors each week is a proactive way of reminding students to maintain our safe and caring school. Each class that has at least 50% or more students wearing school colors will have their class name entered in a drawing. Two classes will win the Cool Cat sign to be placed on their door for the week, as well as some type of incentive (candy, ice cream, chips, etc). Each week we hope to choose a different class. Please encourage your child to participate in Spirit Day every Friday!


Congratulations to Mrs. Mercier's 3rd grade class and Mrs. Sawyer's 4th grade class for being our winners last week!

Mrs. Moore's Counselor Corner

December Life Skill for the Month- “CARING”

Caring is... thinking about the concerns, cares, and feelings of others.


What Caring looks like:
-Make community service a family routine. Once a month volunteer to help others.

-You may suggest your child "adopt" an elderly person or needy person. The child can mow their lawn or clean their yard.

-Always remember - we become caring people by doing caring things!


Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help your child this year!


Martina Moore

Kingston Elementary School Counselor

(843) 365-8259

mmoore001@horrycountyschools.net

Thank you again to all who donated to our Salvation Army Fall Food Drive. Kingston placed 2nd behind two 1st place winners, with 2,800 lbs. of food collected. Together with 18 other schools, we raised a total of 30,000 lbs. of food. This food will help thousands across Horry County.
Don't forget to send in medical and parent notes when your student is absent or tardy. Failure to do so may result in an Attendance Intervention Plan.

Cafeteria/Lunch Updates

Due to an upcoming audit, please have your lunch accounts paid in full by December 20th. The audit will take place as soon as we return in January.


Also, if you have not updated your student's Free and Reduced lunch application for the 2019-2020 school year, please do so as soon as possible. October 1st was the expiration date for students who received free and reduced lunch last year. Until a new application is completed and approved, a cost of $2.50 will be added to your student's lunch account each day that he or she eats school lunch.


To apply, just click on the link below. We encourage everyone to complete an application.


https://www.nlappscloud.com/Welcome.aspx?api=48b98d1a324509539771d833f50b018b#loaded

Note: Lunch menu subject to change without notice

Tuesday (Dec. 10th)

Breakfast: Pizza Bagel, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Beef Taco OR Chicken Fajita, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Buttered Corn, Black Beans, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Wednesday (Dec. 11th)

Breakfast: Apple Frudel, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Cheddar Cheese Omelet OR French Toast Sticks, Grits, Potato Rounds, Sausage Links, Carrot Sticks, Fruit, Milk

Thursday (Dec. 12th)

Breakfast: Goldfish, Muffin, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Fried Chicken OR Smoked Sausage, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Squash & Zucchini, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Friday (Dec. 13th)

Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Pizza OR Cheesy Bites, Garden Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Buttered Corn, Fruit, Milk

Monday (Dec. 16th)

Breakfast: Cereal, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Popcorn Chicken OR Grilled Cheese, French Fries, Broccoli with Ranch, Fruit, Milk

Dates to Remember

Dec. 10th: Fresh for All at KES, from Lowcountry Food Bank, 12:00-2:00 pm

Dec. 10th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Dec. 11th: Girl Scout Troop 2952 Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

Dec. 12th: Visit by NY Times Bestselling Author, Laura Duksta

Dec. 12th: K-Kids Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Dec. 12th: Chorus Performance @ Downtown Conway Concert, 6:00 pm

Dec. 13th: PTO Parents Night Out/Night to Shop, 6:00-9:00 pm

Dec. 17th-19th: PTO Holiday Shop (Students may shop during recess & specials)

Dec. 17th: KES Chorus Practice, 2:30-3:00 pm

Dec. 18th: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Dec. 19th: Chorus & 3rd Grade Recorder Christmas Concert @ Kingston, 6:00 pm

Dec. 20th: Chorus & 3rd Grade Recorder Christmas Concert/Winter Parties, 1:00 pm

Dec. 23rd-Jan. 3rd: Winter Break- Schools Closed

Jan. 6th: Students Return from Winter Break

Jan. 8th: Girl Scout Troop 2952 Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

Jan. 9th: K-Kids Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Jan. 9th: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 5:00-8:00 pm

Jan. 15th: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Jan. 17th: Storm Makeup Day, Schools Open

Jan. 17th: Kingston's All-Star Behavior Incentive

Jan. 17th: Early Dismissal, 11:55 am

Jan. 20th: Schools Closed

Jan. 21st-25th: Computers for Educations

Jan. 22nd: 2nd Quarter Report Cards Issued

Jan. 22nd: Girl Scout Troop 2952 Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

Jan. 23rd: K-Kids Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Jan. 24th: Academic Celebrations-- 2nd & 3rd Grades @ 7:45 am, Kindergarten & 1st Grade @ 8:45 am, 4th & 5th Grades @ 9:40 am

Jan. 27th: Bojangles Spirit Night, 5:00-8:00 pm

Jan. 29th: Tech Club Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Jan. 31st: Donuts for Dads, 6:45-7:30 am