King Connections

December 21, 2020

Important Information

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Dear King Families

On behalf of the King staff and myself, I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a joyous new year. As 2020 draws to a close, I am looking forward to a new year filled with renewed hope for a healthy and happy return to school.


This week's King Connections includes:

* A message from King Admin.

* An Important Message from Ms. Feynman- STEAM Coach

* Weekly City of Framingham Food Distribution

* Link to FPS Travel Advisory and Massachusetts Travel Updates During Covid


Best,

Allison


Please be sure to utilize the district tech website if you are having any tech issues.


Please note: The district has created this "Return to Learn" page that includes timely planning updates and resources for families.

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AN IMPORTANT Message from Ms. Feynman- STEAM Coach

1) The Great Conjunction: Don't miss this once in 800 yrs Astronomical Event-TONIGHT!!


December 21st, also called the Winter Solstice, an amazing event will happen in the night sky that has not occurred for 800 years and will not occur again for another 400 years. This event is called The Great Conjunction. The Great Conjunction is when the planets, Jupiter and Saturn will be aligned, which means they are in a straight line, and they will appear very close in the sky. It's best to view it right after sunset.

Here's a video that tells you how to see it

Here's an article from Earth Sky that includes a picture of what to look for

Here's an article from NPR with background information


2) K-12 DIY Vacation Coding Camp! In the past two weeks, many of your students have participated in the Hour of Code. If you look on the worldwide participant map, you will see the King School! So many students enjoyed this activity, that we'll be sending out a newsletter with information about how you can sign your student up for follow up coding courses at all levels. Questions? Need more info? Feel free to reach out to pfeynman@framingham.k12.ma.us

Weekly City of Framingham Food Distribution Schedule for the week of December 21-27 prepared by the Framingham Emergency Food and Toiletry Phone Line team.

Below are this week's schedule. If you would like to receive the weekly list please send your email info to across@metrowestnonprofit.org

ParentTeacherOrganization Join our WebSite

Do you want to be able to connect with other parents in your child's classroom? Are you interested in volunteering at a PTO event? Do you want to buy tickets or register for PTO Events? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then visit http://www.kingpto.com today and join the school directory!


Any questions emails ptokingelementary@gmail.com

Mass.gov Travel Updates during Covid-19

Here is a link that may be helpful to keep up with which states are allowable for travel at a given time.

Dates to Remember

December

  • 24th-Jan. 1- No School: Winter Recess

King School Hours

School Hours 9:05am - 3:20pm



Early Release Days

  • Students who are learning remotely are dismissed at 12:00pm. Students who are learning in-person are dismissed at 12:55pm. Lunch IS served.
  • Early Release Thursdays: 1/7/21, 1/14/21, 3/11/21, 4/29/21, 5/6/21, 5/13/21, 5/20/21, 5/27/21


Half Days
  • Students are dismissed at 12:00pm.
  • Lunch IS NOT served.
  • Half Days: 11/25 and the last day of school.

Transportation

The online transportation request form for the 2020 - 2021 school year is now open.


If you need illustrated instructions on how to complete your Transportation Request in English, please visit THIS LINK. Here are the Portuguese and Spanish versions as well.

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