Governor Haley has declared a state of emergency for South Carolina due to Hurricane Matthew. By order of the Governor, Sumter School District will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Therefore, the Kingsbury 5th […]READ MORE
Welcome to Kingsbury Elementary School
From the Principal
The 2016-2017 School Year is off to a great start here at Kingsbury Elementary! It was encouraging to see such outstanding parent participation at our beginning of school orientation programs! We are truly looking forward to working with you and your child this year. As mentioned at orientation, our theme this year is “Break the Barriers.” Working together as a school family, we will overcome our obstacles and turn our challenges into opportunities for all Kingsbury students.
September is filled with many family activities. Our first PTA meeting will be held on Monday, September 12 at 6 PM in the cafeteria. This will be an Open House program, and all parents are encouraged to attend. Information on the school/district new One to Global Initiative, our school’s Olweus Bullying and Title I Programs will be presented. After the short informational program, you will have the opportunity to visit with your child’s teacher, observe samples of your children’s completed work, and get updated information concerning the instructional plans and activities for the year. I look forward to seeing you there! Our PTA fundraiser is underway and will conclude on September 6. Excellent products and delicious sweets are available. We appreciate your support in this important cause to raise money for our school. Funds will be used to build our classroom libraries and enhance our overall instructional programs.
Please note that interims will be issued Thursday, September 15. Grandparents’ Day Breakfast will be held on September 22 from 9-9:30AM for grades 1, 3, and 5 and September 23 for grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2, and 4. This annual event is always enjoyed by our students and families, and we expect this year to be no exception.
As we look to another successful year, I cannot overemphasize the importance of frequent and effective communication. In addition to our monthly newsletter, please check our school website for important updates and announcements. Please ensure that you have returned your family’s demographic sheet so that we have your current contact information. Additionally, please return the signed consent form to receive automated calls if you would like to get updated information to your cell phone. Check your child’s book bag daily for important documents sent home from the school. In addition, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher when questions or concerns arise relating to your child’s education and welfare. Our teachers are available to schedule conferences with you as needed. We have an open door policy at Kingsbury, and you are welcome to visit our school at any time. It is critical for school and home to maintain a close and cooperative partnership in order for our children to be successful. I encourage you to participate in parent portal. Through this program, you can access your child’s’ attendance and grades by computer. Contact Mrs. Cook in the Main Office for additional information. As always, please let me know if I may be of any assistance, at any time. Thank you for your continued confidence in Kingsbury Elementary, and I look forward to seeing you soon in the “kingdom!”
Phillip W. Jackson, Principal