November 4, 2019

Parent Stem Night & Parent Conferences

We will have our 1st Parent Stem Night on Thursday, November 7th, from 3:00-6:30 p.m. Come talk to Mrs. Lewis about our STEM classes and see what your child has been learning.

We will also have Parent Conferences on Thursday from 3:00-6:30 p.m. If you do not have a scheduled conference, please get in touch with your child's teacher to schedule one.

PTO Fundraiser

Our PTO Fall Fundraiser items will be in and ready for pickup on Thursday afternoon from 2:30-6:00 pm in the gym. Please stop by to pick up your items when you come for conferences or to visit our Stem class.

We would like to thank everyone that participated.

Veterans Day Musical Salute

Kingston will be having our Veterans Day Musical Salute on Monday, November 11th, at 1:30 pm in the gym. We would like to invite all family and community members who are Veterans or active military to come out and celebrate with us.

Free and Reduced Lunch

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.

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.


We need volunteers for Table Manner's Day. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mrs. Moore at 843-365-3777.

Transportation Reminders

Just a reminder, if your student is a car rider, he/she should be picked up by 2:50 pm. If he/she is not picked up by 3:00 pm, they will be sent to Kid Power, our after school child care program. There will be a drop-in rate of $12 per student.

Also, if your student is a bus rider, please be at the bus stop on time for pick up. Tagged students (CD, K, 1st) will be brought back to the school. Students brought back will be sent to Kid Power at a drop-in rate of $12 per student. When students are brought back, this delays the bus route not only for any remaining KES bus riders, but also for the middle and high school riders of later routes.

November is National American Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month in November is a special time to raise awareness of the difference between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs at every age, in people of every race, and of every shape and size. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into blood sugar that it uses for energy—and insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, everyone can learn to manage their condition and live long healthy lives. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. While some people can control their blood sugar levels with healthy eating and exercise, others may need medication or insulin to help manage it.

Mrs. Moore's Counselor Corner

November Life skill for the month- “GENEROSITY”

Generosity is a world-changing principle, and it’s one that can be taught from a young age. It is an inherent motivator of the greatest power, which will emerge if given a chance. It teaches children that one act of kindness can make a difference. Please help us teach your child what generosity looks like. See tips below.

Activities to Do At Home:

· Review definition and discuss what it “looks like”

· Write about a time you felt good about giving

· Compliment Can – pull a name & share compliments

· Discuss / interview with parents or family about generosity

· Catch ‘Em In the Act – award with verbal praise or “Caught Being Good” Cards

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

Chorus Information

KES Chorus will meet this week only on Wednesday, 2:30-3:00 pm. Students must be picked up at 3:00 pm. Students not picked up at 3:00 pm will be sent to our after school care, Kid Power, at a drop in rate of $12.

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

3rd grade reminder.....Don't forget to bring your recorders to school on the day you have music!

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Angel Tree Application

This year Kingston Elementary will begin accepting applications for Christmas assistance Monday, November 4, 2019- Monday, November 11, 2019. Please complete the online application to apply for assistance. Your application will be screened, and you will be notified if you qualify. Distribution will take place in December. You do not need to call the school. This is for Kingston students only. Please be patient as we are working very hard to make sure we help those families in need. Thank you for your understanding. Merry Christmas to all.