Dear Parents,
The 2019-2020 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 “Growing Great Minds.” Working together as a school community, with a shared purpose and vision, we will equip our students for success in the new millennium.

In August we celebrated our 12th “Boo Hoo” Breakfast! This annual tradition assists parents of preschool and kindergarten make a smoother transition to school. We had a great turnout resulting in wonderful, refreshing opportunities for our parents.

September is filled with many family activities. Our first PTA meeting will be held on Monday, September 9 at 6 PM in the cafeteria. This will be an Open House program, and all parents are encouraged to attend. After the short informational program, you will have the opportunity to visit with your child’s teacher, observe samples of your child’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 will begin on August 27 and conclude on September 10. 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 provide supplies for our STEAM initiative, waterslides, benches for our bus port, and other classroom needs.

Please note that interims will be issued September 20. Grandparents’ Day Breakfasts will be held on Thursday, September 12 at 8:00 to 9:00 AM FOR preschool, Friday, September 13th from 8:30 – 9:00 for Kindergarten and 3rd grades, Friday, September 20th from 8:30 – 9:00 for 1st & 4th grades, and Friday, September 27th from 8:30 – 9:00 for 2nd & 5th grades. 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, our Facebook Page, and Twitter for important updates and announcements. Please ensure that you have returned your family’s green emergency card so that we have your current contact information. Check your child’s book bag daily for important documents sent home from 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. 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 use Parent Portal. Through this program, you can access your child’s’ attendance and grades electronically. 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