Kingsbury Elementary School

– Breaking the Barriers –


 Kingsbury Star Steppers Stay Active and Help Save Lives

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Snyder’s and Mrs. Hammett’s classes have teamed up with UNICEF to help malnourished children in other countries by staying active. In September, Mrs. Snyder applied through Scholastic to be a UNICEF Kid Power School Program Coach and was surprised last month when she received a kit! Included in the kit were 30 Kid Power Bands with charging cables, three charging ports, “passports” (for documenting their missions), and an LG tablet to sync the Power Bands and submit their progress.

By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids go on missions to learn about new cultures and earn points. Points unlock funding from partners, parents and fans, and funds are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world. The more kids move, the more points they earn, the more lives they save. UNICEF Kid Power is a program of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and is made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsors Star Wars: Force for Change and Target, as well as local supporters, parents and fans.

Pennies For Patients

Kingsbury raised $1,399.91 for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society through the annual “Pennies for Patients Program.” Two classes, Mrs. Novak’s and Mrs. Snyder’s, raised over $100.00. Both classes will receive a bronze pennant from the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

From the Principal


Dear Parents,
Spring is in the air at Kingsbury Elementary! Our students are excited about the many special events and trips that are scheduled for the remainder of the year. It’s hard to believe that we are entering the final quarter of the school year. One of the highlights of March was the Knights Royal Ball which drew over 100 attendees. Students enjoyed an evening of food, dancing, and special photographs. It was a great school-community event and as always, a favorite annual tradition.

Parents, we appreciated those of you who came out for our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences on March 27 and those that will come out on April 3. When teachers and parents work together, there is no question that students will be successful! The enclosed school calendar is loaded with activities, and we hope you will join us as much as your schedule will allow. This month, we will hold our Third Quarter Awards
Programs. On April 5 we will have the 1-2 nd grade award program at 8:30. On April 6, we will hold our 3-5th grade awards at 12:45. Both of these programs will be held in the Multipurpose Room. We are looking forward to our annual talent show. The Knights on Broadway production will be held on Thursday
April 27 at the Sumter High School Auditorium at 6pm. This promises to be a night of talent and Knightly Family Fun! Also, 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.
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.

During the month of May, the 3-5 graders will participate in the SC Ready Test. Fourth and fifth graders will also be taking SC PASS. The students are working hard to prepare. Please encourage your child to do his or her best, get a good night’s sleep and be on time each day. Parents play a major role in shaping a child’s attitude towards school in general and testing in particular. More information on the testing will follow and parents can refer to the enclosed calendar for specific testing dates. 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 in The Kingdom.

Phillip W. Jackson, Principal