King Connections

King Elementary School-Framingham Public Schools

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Dear King Families

Dear King Families,

Spring is in the air as we have been teased with some welcomed warmer temperatures! I hope you were able to enjoy some outdoor time these past few days. Unfortunately, one of the byproducts of warmer weather and melting snow is mud. We recommend that you send your child in with appropriate footwear for potential muddy conditions at recess time. Students will be anxious to get outside each day to enjoy these warmer temperatures and we want them to come back in to school with dry feet!


King had a great deal to celebrate this past week. Highlights included our Winter Music Concert hosted by our own Sarah Silva. The gym was filled with sounds of singing, ukuleles, recorders, boomwhackers, and bucket drumming! Our 5th graders enthusiastically auditioned for the upcoming spring 5th grade Variety Show. Be sure to keep an eye out for forthcoming information about that special evening. We capped off the week with the Annual 2nd Grade Cultural Mosaic Dinner. The photos below don't do the event justice. The turnout was incredible, the country displays were amazing, and the food...delicious. I enjoyed my tour of the world!


Finally, just a reminder that in addition to no school today due to Professional Development, there is an Early Release on Thursday, March 5th.


Please feel free to reach out with any suggestions you would like to see included in future King Connections updates.


Best,

Allison

Character Theme for the Month of March

CHARACTER TRAIT FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH- CONFIDENCE


CONFIDENCE: Feeling sure of yourself and your abilities


“I” Statement

“I believe in who I am and what I can achieve.”


Here is a list of some book suggestions for this month’s Character Theme: Confidence


The Dot: Peter H. Reynolds (Spanish)

I'm Gonna Like Me: Jamie Lee Curtis (Spanish)

Ish: Peter H. Reynolds

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon: Patty Lovell

Jabari Jumps: Gaia Cornwall

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty got Back up Again: Dan Santat

Fifteen Feet of Time: Philipp Winterberg (Portuguese)

MCAS for Grades 3-5

This year, King Elementary School will be administering the Computer-Based MCAS 2.0 Assessment to all students in grades 3, 4, and 5. The goal of the MCAS assessment is to measure student growth and progress towards English and Math academic learning standards. Fifth grade students will also participate in the MCAS Science, Technology/Engineering assessment this year which will also be available in a computer-based version.


The assessments will be administered to students from April 7th to May 19th. A specific MCAS schedule will be forthcoming.


Students have been working very hard at school to prepare for MCAS. We would like to continue to work together to ensure your child’s success. Below are just a few ways that you can prepare your child.

Attitude/Effort- Please talk with your child and discuss the importance of trying your best. All we ask of the students is to try and give us their best effort. We need the students willing to try. It is important that we have a good attitude toward school.


Attendance - We need students to be at school on time and ready to learn. The final bell rings promptly at 9:05 for our day to begin. We are working hard in the classrooms! We understand that students will become sick, and we only want your child to be at school well and healthy. So please make sure that your child enjoys a healthy breakfast, is here on time, and stays all day.


See the link below for helpful information about MCAS:

A Message from PTO

MARCH PTO MEETING

The next PTO meeting will be held this Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the King Cafeteria. Babysitting will be provided.


CHILI COOK-OFF

SUNDAY MARCH 15TH | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

It's FUN-draising time for the Class of 2021! The 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off will take place on Sunday, March 15th. The funds raised for this event will support purchases and activities for the final year of elementary school for the King Class of 2021. We need people like you, to enter the competition, volunteer their time, or donate necessary items to facilitate an AMAZING event. Let's build off last year's event momentum and continue to set a standard for next year's!

Sign up form coming soon!


K-1 PAJAMA STORY TIME

Kindergarten and 1st grade families are invited to join your fellow kindergarten and first grade families for a cozy Friday night of listening to stories and having fun!!

Mrs. Benabdallah will read stories to the kids in the library while the adults have time to mix and mingle in the foyer. We will have coffee and cocoa and some snacks. Kids are welcome to wear their PJs and bring their favorite stuffed friend.

We hope to see you there!

CLASS OF 2020

5th Grade Planning Committee; 5th GRADE PARENTS/GUARDIANS PLEASE READ BELOW

Variety Show Auditions were fabulous!!! We were so impressed and excited for the 5th grade students and what their acts are going to be.... stay tuned. We still have room for a few more acts if any other children are interested. They can either let their teacher know or email Theresa.bibbo1@gmail.com. Variety show date is Friday April 3rd Fuller Middle School. Mark your calendars. Our entire school community is welcome to come watch.

We are in need of volunteers; the Steering committee is 10 people and we are spread thin for creating great memories for ALL our children in the 5th grade. Please help.

If you have not sent in a baby picture of your child, please do so as soon as possible or we will not have it in enough time for King Elementary yearbook deadline.

** Updates coming soon for Clap Out Day and Moving on Ceremony.


MAKER SPACE

STEAM is heating up! Many grades will be completing STEAM projects in the next few weeks, so it will be very important to keep our supplies fully stocked on an ongoing basis.

The items needed will be:

*Cereal sized cardboard boxes or smaller

*Tissue boxes

*Clean yogurt cups

*One roll each of plastic wrap and tin foil

Come early April, the following items will be needed.

These can be brought in starting March 23:

*Shoe boxes

*1 bag of sand

*3 bags of moss

*3 bags of straw

*3 bags of cotton balls

*3 bags of pebbles

If you plan to donate one of the more specialized items, like a bag of moss, please let Cheryl know.

5K JUNGLE RUN & FUN DAY PLANNING COMMITTEE


To make this year’s 5K and fun day our biggest and best one, we need you! The committee is forming now and we are looking for help securing food trucks, making flyers, designing t-shirts, organizing the race, advertising, finding sponsors and more. Please email ptokingelementary@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Sunday, March 15th – Chili Cook-Off

Friday, March 20th – K-1 Pajama Story Time with Mrs. B!

Friday, April 3rd – Class of 2020 Variety Show

Saturday, June 6th – 5K Jungle Run & Fun Day

Visit www.kingpto.com for more information about these events

JOIN THE PTO DIRECTORY

Do you want to be able to connect with other parents in your child's classroom? Are you interested in volunteering? 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!

MAKE ATTENDANCE A PRIORITY

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What's For Lunch?

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Mark Your Calendars!

March 3rd- No School

March 4th- 6:30-8:00 PM- PTO Meeting

March 5th- Early Release @ 12:55- Lunch is served.

March 11th- District 4th Grade Boston Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

March 20th- Kindergarten and First Grade Pajama Story time with Mrs. B!!