The 2014-2015 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 “Expect the Extraordinary.” Working together as a school family, we will provide an extraordinary learning experience for all Kingsbury students. September is filled with many family activities. Our first PTA meeting will be held on Monday, September 8 at 6 PM in the cafeteria. This will be an Open House program, and all parents are encouraged to attend. Information on the 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 18. Excellent products and delicious sweets are available. We appreciate your support in this important cause to raise money for our school.. A representative from the Fundraiser will be at the September 8 PTA Meeting for further information. Grandparents’ Day Breakfast will be held on September 4 at 8 AM for grades 1, 3, and 5 and September 5 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. Please note that interims will be issued Thursday, September 18. 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 the office has a current phone number for you so when we use the EduLink Communication System, you can get up-to-date information concerning school activities and upcoming events! 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. Bell in the Main Office for additional information.
As always, please let me know if I may be of assistance in any way, 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