Kingsley Connection

A weekly newsletter from the Kingsley Administrative Team

Big picture

November 4, 2022

Dear Kingsley Families,

We had a fun week. Our Kingsley Trunk or Treat was outrageously successful; the children and adults had a great time and we raised another $1,900 for our playground. Thank you to everyone who was able to participate.

Also, thank you to all of those who were able to make it to our Halloween Parade and who volunteered for the classroom parties. It was great seeing so many fun costumes and smiling faces!

Veteran Photos are due today. Please see below for details. If you still have a photo to send in, please reach out to Mr. Brewster or Mrs. Gajewski. These will be displayed on Veteran's Day later this month.

Please remember there is NO SCHOOL Tuesday, November 8th due to Election Day, and clocks get set back an hour this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend,

Chuck Brewster & Eleni Gajewski

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Pictures

To see photos of the Trunk or Treat, please visit this link :

Grove Express

The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 invites the community to participate in the Grove Express 5K on Thanksgiving Day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit District 58 students! Early bird registration has been extended through Nov. 6. Learn more here. Sign up here.


Big picture

Veteran's Day

All Kingsley students are encouraged to submit one photo of each Veteran they would like to celebrate this November. Photos should have the following information:

1) The Veteran's name

2) The student's name and classroom teacher

Please do not email photos. Photos will be on display during the month of November. We will also place mini American flags at the Kingsley School main entrance on Veteran's Day to recognize each Veteran submitted.

Students should submit pictures by Friday, November 4th. Photos will be returned. Thank you to all of the Veterans in our Kingsley Community for your service!

District 58 Referendum

District 58 has placed a proposal on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot to issue $179 million in bonds to improve District 58’s facilities. To learn more about the District 58 referendum, please visit

This website contains helpful information, including the District’s Master Facility Plan, frequently asked questions, ballot language, voter information, the estimated tax impact, facility presentations, photo galleries, videos and much more. If you have any questions about the referendum not answered on the website, please don’t hesitate to contact your building principal. Please know, as a school district, we can provide factual information about a referendum, but we cannot advocate for or against it.

Voter Information

Early voting is currently taking place at 22 sites across DuPage County. The closest early voting sites to Downers Grove include: the Downers Grove Lincoln Center, Westmont Public Library, Yorktown Center - Former Brio Location, and the Woodridge Community Center. Depending on the location, early voting will go through Nov. 5 or Nov. 7.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Please view District 58's voter information webpage for more information.

ESSA Parent Information

Earlier this week, we hosted the parent informational night for the state's ESSA designations. For those who were unable to attend, we have posted the presentation on our school website. We are very proud of our Kingsley staff and the work they have done to earn our commendable designation and appreciate our community's support.

Mark Your Calendars!


Fun Lunch Orders: NOW OPEN


12/9/2022 (Order Deadline 11/30/2022) - Aurelio's, pizza only



Mark your calendar to grab dinner on these Playground Fundraising “food nights”


  • Every Thursday – Cozzi Corner – 20% of sales — ALL DAY LONG
  • 11/8 – Cadence Kitchen 20% of sales after 3pm (w/ guest Kingsley Bartenders from 7-10pm)
  • Tuesday Nov 22nd 4-8pm - Wendy's Night 30% of sales w/ this flier at 75th Wendy's
  • Tuesday Dec 6th 4-11pm - Pierce Tavern 10% of Sales

Save the Dates...

November 8 - NO SCHOOL Election day. Cadence Kitchen dinner fundraiser- see below.

November 14 - Board of Education Meeting

November 15 - Picture Retakes

November 22 - Wendy's dinner fundraiser- see below

November 23-25 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

(Repeat Information)

Parking During Arrival and Dismissal

We ask that all Kingsley families please be considerate of the neighbor's driveways. If you need to park your car, please do not block the driveways. Our neighbors need to be able to enter and exit their driveways as needed.

As a reminder, the parking lot is closed during arrival and dismissal. This allows district buses and vans to complete their routes. Also, for the safety of students, we do not want them walking through the parking lot with moving vehicles.

These procedures allow for the safety of our students and neighbors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Kingsley Playground Committee

Kingsley Playground Update:

Kingsley Plays Together (Playground Committee) and PTA have joined forces. This year's proceeds support our December 2022 goal of $320,000 for a new playground.

How can I support the Kingsley Playground efforts?

Will your company consider a corporate match?

Donations can be made at

Lunch/Recess Sub Coverage

If any parents are interested in being put on our lunch/recess sub list, please contact the main office.
Big picture
Big picture

School Hours & Arrival/Dismissal Info.


Kindergarten (AM Only) - 8:15am-11:20am

Grades 1-6 and OKEEP - 8:15am-3:00pm

Professional Learning Mondays (K-8)

Kindergarten (OKEEP) -6th grade: 2:00p.m. dismissal

AM Only Kindergarten will dismiss at regular time 11:20a.m.