Welcome to Kingsbury Elementary School


From the Principal


Dear Parents,

We have just completed another exciting month of learning at Kingsbury Elementary! Black History Month was celebrated during the month of February with many special events and activities. Students participated in Sumter Police Department’s Black History Month Contest, studied the contributions of famous African Americans in the development of our nation, and attended special assemblies. Special thanks go to our guest speakers, Mr. Marlind
Pierson and Mr. John Kennedy, for sharing their words and songs of inspiration with students. Special thanks to the Lakewood High School Choir for their musical performance. We also enjoyed excellent artwork from our gifted art teacher, Mr. Sylvester Hickmon, who designed our display case and banner. February also brought us the annual chili-cook off at our February 27 PTA Meeting. We had many chili and baked treat recipes to sample. Thank you to all those who coordinated this and also to all the wonderful chefs! Kingsbury also had Family Math/Science Night for students and families. Parents were able to participate in hands on engaging activities with the children in the areas of math and science. It was a great night “in the Kingdom.”

Parent Conference Nights are scheduled for March 27 from 2:30 PM-5:30 PM and April 3 from 2:45 to 5:45. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you to schedule a time. At this conference, each teacher will review your child’s recent test data and overall progress. Feel free also to raise any questions or concerns you may have.

March brings with it many activities as well. March 2 brings “Read Across America” Day to Kingsbury. We will have guest readers, sign the Readers’ Pledge, and enjoy many Dr. Seuss themed reading books. We will be celebrating all week with a variety of activities. Reading is and always will be of the highest priority at KBE! Spring pictures will be taken on March 3. Fourth and fifth grade students will have the opportunity to attend the Knights Royal Ball on Friday, March 17. We look forward to this regal event.

Spring Map testing will be given to students in grades 3-5 during March 20-29. The MAP test is more diagnostic in nature and helps to target specific areas of strength and weakness for students in each subject area tested. This helps teachers to meet the individual academic needs of our students. Note also that the Third Quarter grading period ends on March 21. Report cards being issued on March 31. Please refer to the enclosed calendar of events for more important dates to remember.

As we approach the spring season, there are many opportunities for parents to get involved by chaperoning field trips or volunteering in a number of different seasonal events. We hope that you will join us as much as your schedules will allow. If you are not sure what area in which to volunteer, please contact me, and we will find the right niche for you here at Kingsbury. Thank you for your ongoing support and confidence in our school.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance at any time. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Phillip W. Jackson, Principal