King Dream Keeper Newsletter

"The King Dream Keepers: Keeping the Dream Alive Everyday!"

Week of October 3, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - Author Visit
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - Yom Kippur/Student Count Day
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - PTO Meeting

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Meeting ID: 942 944 0304

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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day!
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - Picture Day
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Early Release for All Students - Dismissal process begins at 1:10 pm
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 - Bagel Friday
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - Harvest Moon Festival (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

No Early Drop Offs

Dear King Families,

Staff members are not available until 8:38 am to begin supervising children. Please do not drop off your child prior to 8:38 am. If your child arrives prior to 8:38 am, please remain with your child to provide appropriate adult supervision.

Thank you,

Koren Clinkscale


Library News

We have been very busy in Library class over the past few weeks rolling out devices to students and beginning our first book checkouts of the year. Students have been taught how to properly care for our library books, following our Library Procedures, as well as the rules for using our school technology, following the AAPS Acceptable Use Policy. The following slides are used to teach the acceptable use policy to Young 5s-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade, emphasizing that our devices are not personal devices, but school devices that are being loaned out (much like a library book) for school work and to learn. Just like we would not put stickers, add pictures, or alter library books in any way, we should not be doing those things to our school devices. This includes using devices to access websites that are not school sanctioned in Clever, Schoology, or otherwise provided by a teacher for additional learning. We thank you for your support in helping our students follow these same rules and procedures at home!

King Gear Store

The King Gear store is open for business! We will be open for two short weeks so make sure you order all your King gear as soon as possible. Store is open until midnight on October 10. We are hoping to have a second store in the spring.

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Author Visit

Award-winning illustrator and author, Supriya Kelkar, is visiting our school to celebrate the release of her newest picture book, Brown is Beautiful. She will read the book and answer student questions!

Tuesday, October 4

King Cafe

3rd-5th grade: 9:15-9:45

Y5-2nd grade: 10:00-10:30

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Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day! Wednesday, October 12th

King Elementary is excited to participate in our first Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day on October 12th. During arrival, students will be encouraged to walk, bike and roll to school. Buses will drop off students at Waldenwood and Tremont and bus riders will walk to school with staff and volunteers. Families who drive are encouraged to park on Pemberton and then walk to school with their parent or guardian. Please see the following presentation for more information.

If parents are interested in volunteering at this event, please reach out to Samantha Cucu at

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A message from Our School Nurse

Hello King Families-

My name is Patrice Gage and I am the school nurse a King Elementary. This is my fourth year with AAPS and I am excited to return to Elementary school to care for your children and keep them healthy, happy and safe

Start of the year information:

I am happy to talk with you, if you have a child with medical needs or concerns.

You may contact me at: or cell: 734-474-632


Please have current medication orders, Food Allergy Action Plan, Asthma Action Plan and/or Seizure Action Plan completed by your healthcare provider and delivered to the school office, along with any medications that need to be administered at school and/or emergency medications, as soon as possible.

The link for the AAPS Medication Administration:form:

Each school year, we need new orders and current medications. Please deliver the medications in their original container and place this inside a ziplock bag labeled with your child’s name. Please call the school office to make sure someone is available before dropping off your child’s medications and orders.

Helpful Links for medical questions:

Daily Screening Questionnaire

COVID-19 Testing Information

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

Volunteers at King

We welcome you to our school! Volunteer opportunities may include lunch supervisor, supporting classroom learning, events or parties, and field trips.

In welcoming volunteers into our buildings, we will require a submitted and cleared background check. For the 2022'23 form, please visit:

Arrival/Dismissal Plans

Arrival to school will be between 8:38 am and 8:45 am. Students will enter the building at 8:38 am. You may drop them off no earlier than 8:38 am to line up at the entrance for their grade level. After 8:45 am students will be considered tardy. Tardy students must enter through the front door by ringing the door bell.

Driveline - Parents, please do not exit your vehicle to help your child exit or enter the vehicle. Staff members will support your chid, if needed. Children should have all of their belongings in close proximity as they prepare to exit the vehicle.

Dismissal will begin at 3:40 pm. Students will exit through their grade level doors. Walker and bicycle riders will be dismissed first, followed by students being picked up by car (Driveline).

Before the start of each school day, please make certain that your child knows their dismissal plan for the day. Last minute changes can be confusing to children and disruptive to their day. If changes occur throughout the day, please alert the office and your child's teacher via email before noon. The office can be reached at

Please view the map for the location that your child/children will enter and exit the building here:

Click to see the monthly breakfast and lunch menu. See image below for this week's lunch choices.

**Breakfast and Lunch choices are subject to change depending on items availability.

Costs for student meals:

Breakfast= $1.75

Lunch= $2.75

Ala'carte salad bar= $2.00

Milk= .60

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications 2022-2023

School breakfast and lunch will not be provided for free this coming school year. Families may apply to see if they qualify for free or reduced meals. We encourage all families to apply for free and reduced lunch.

Online Application-Family Portal

Choose "Guest" and from there choose "Application"

Printable Application Links

Please reach out if you need a paper copy! We will gladly provide one for you!

Free and Reduced Meal Application 2022-2023-English

FAQ About The Free and Reduced Meal Application

Arabic Application 2022/2023 Arabic Instructions

Chinese S Application 2022/2023 Chinese S Instructions

Japanese Application 2022/2023 Japanese Instructions

Korean Application 2022/2023 Korean Instructions

Spanish Application 2022/2023 Spanish Instructions

Fall 2022 COVID and Health Guidance

Please see the district COVID and Health Guidance webpage as it provides the most up-to-date fall guidance, FAQs, a community webinar recording and slide show.

If you your child tests positive for COVID please see the document, What to Do If You Test Positive.

Ann Arbor Public Schools is a Mask-Friendly Environment!