February 26, 2023
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Dates to Know
- March 2 - Early Release
- March 9 - No School; Teacher Professional Development Day
Students in grades 3-5 will be asked to complete a similar survey this week as well.
Thank you for your support.
The character trait of the month for February is "Acceptance". We have defined acceptance as welcoming and valuing differences. This month students will participate in community meetings, read-alouds by mystery readers, and social-emotional learning blocks in their classrooms where they will identify what acceptance is and what it looks like to accept others and ourselves.
Check out the K-12 Art Show!
Freedom Starts Now Club
We are excited to announce that the student-led club, Freedom Starts Now (FSN) is returning to King Elementary School this March. The after school club is an opportunity for students to work together to learn about social and environmental justice issues that impact our world today. Some of the topics that students will discuss are; Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+, supporting people with disabilities and mental health issues.
The club is open to students in grades 3-5 and will meet on Wednesdays from 3:50 pm - 4:50 pm at the school with Ms. Maxwell, the club advisor. Each week, students will learn about and discuss an important topic and then participate in a related activity.
The first after school meeting will be on Wednesday, March 1st from 3:50 pm - 4:50 pm. Families should make alternative transportation arrangements on Wednesday afternoons. If transportation is a challenge, please let us know.
Permission slips will go home for students who are interested in signing up. If you have additional questions about the club, please contact Ms. Maxwell via email.
Social Emotional Behavioral Community Building
Check Out This New Resource From Our School Social Workers: UPDATED for February
From Your Specialists!
Hi Families! This year, our specialist team wants you to be able to take a look inside our classrooms. This is the first of many "Specialists Corner" for you to see the fun activities we're doing, and communicate any upcoming events or activities!
Here is the next edition of "Specialists Corner!" https://www.smore.com/7df95 (Updated 1/1)
Information from PTO
*The King of Hearts Family Dance is this week! This free to attend community event is scheduled for Saturday March 4, 5:30-7:30pm at King (sensory friendly time from 5-5:30pm). We’re still in need of some donated baked goods (homemade or store bought), balloons, and a few more volunteers to help during the event. Sign up now: bit.ly/KOHVOLUNTEER
A pizza dinner is available for purchase online and the night of (while supplies last). If you plan on eating dinner at the event, we encourage you to pre-purchase a "meal ticket" to help us plan better. The dinner package includes two slices of cheese pizza and a drink for $5.00. Purchases will be CASH ONLY the night of the dance.
Also, don’t forget that there are 18 Teacher Experiences being raffled off. If you purchase your tickets in advance, they come pre-filled with your contact information to help save time. If you are unable to attend the dance, don’t worry – you can still purchase tickets and coordinate your entries with Maryellen via firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, all King Students will be entered for a chance to win a pizza party with Mr. Bergeron and Ms. Gelardi regardless of attendance at dance.
*5th Grade Families: We're looking for a volunteer who knows Adobe Photoshop and can help adjust an image for the 5th grade yearbook cover and t-shirt. Please contact email@example.com if you can help.
Don't forget to upload photos for the 5th grade yearbook by March 6th. We're looking for one baby photo and any group photos taken at school events over the years. Email photos to King5thGradePictures2023@gmail.com or upload them using the links below.
Mr. Beling's class link
Mrs. O’Brien's class link
Ms. Sharick's class link
5th Grade Yearbook Club will be meeting on Friday 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 and 4/14 from 3:30-4:30pm.There's still time to sign up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
*Our next Community PTO meeting will be Wednesday, March 15. More info to come!
*If you are interested in helping the PTO with in-person or virtual Portuguese or Spanish translation at future PTO meetings and events, or flyer translations, please reach out to email@example.com.
*We are hoping to hold a Family Day in the spring but need your help! If you'd like to Chair or help with the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the volunteer form here: https://kingelementarypto.membershiptoolkit.com/Volunteer
*Be a coffee hero! Sign up to donate and deliver coffee and treats to the staff on a day that works for you here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549adab29abfd0-king6#/
*Winter gear is needed! Please donate gently used or new snow pants, coats, waterproof gloves, hats, and boots to the main office. Larger sizes are very much in need.
Meet the King Staff!
Allergy Friendly Classrooms
- We ask that snacks (that are often eaten in the classroom) do not include nuts or nut butters. All classroom spaces at King this year will be allergy friendly rooms. Students are, however, allowed to have nuts and nut butters as part of their lunches in the cafeteria.
- In the cafeteria each classroom has 2 tables. One is labeled allergy friendly. We ask that any students that have nut or nut butter allergies sit at these tables; we ask that any students who have nut or nut butters as part of their lunch sit at the other tables.
- Students have been introduced to this in the cafeteria already, and will be reminded by their classroom teachers again.
Tour the school with ROARY!
Important Information SMORE
Doors open: 8:50am
Breakfast: 8:50am - 9:05am
School begins: 9:05am
School dismissal: 3:20pm
*Early release dismissal: 12:55pm (lunch is served)
*Half day dismissal: 12:20pm (lunch is not served)
Attendance Line: 508-782-7201
King Elementary School
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