Dear Parents,

The Second Quarter is officially over, and we are into February! The school year is flying by, but there is still much left to do. We will hold our second quarter awards assemblies for 4-5th grades on Wednesday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Awards for 2nd -3rd grades Thursday, February 7 at 8:15 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room. I am very proud of the many student achievements that will be recognized. In addition to their awards, Silver and Gold Knights will receive certificates for a free meal at a local restaurant. Our Bronze Knights (students who have exhibited exceptional conduct) will be rewarded with an extra recess in the upcoming days. Keep up the great work!

Concerning February, there are many events this month that allow you and your child to be actively involved in school programs. Please note the many events scheduled on the enclosed calendar. Monday, February 19, previously scheduled as an in-service day, has been scheduled as a makeup day for the hurricane last fall. This will be an early release day with students dismissing at 11:00 a.m. Interims will be issued on February 22. On Friday, February 22, we will hold our annual Black History Program in the Multipurpose Room.

Finally, our much anticipated PTA Soup Contest will be held on Monday, February 25 at 6 pm in the Cafeteria. Come out and sample a variety of soup recipes from each grade level. We will also be hosting our Family STEAM Night. You will be able to participate in engaging activities with your child that demonstrate how to incorporate STEAM into everyday life.

Preschool-kindergarten registration is now underway for any child who will attend a Sumter School District elementary school for the first time next year. Children must be four and five years old, respectively, on or before September 1, 2019. All preschool enrollment and registration will be done at Crosswell Park Early Childhood Center located at 475 Crosswell Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

We are having a fantastic year at Kingsbury Elementary, and it promises to get even better! I am glad your family is sharing in it. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of any help at any time. We always value and appreciate your input. There is a suggestion box located in the main office for you to offer feedback or ideas. You may also call, email, or drop by the office. Please know that you are always welcome at Kingsbury Elementary, and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Phillip W. Jackson, Principal

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