From the Principal

Dear Parents,
     As this school year draws to an end, we take time to reflect on what has proven to be a very successful year. Our students and parents have had many opportunities for involvement in activities around our school. In September, we held our “Boo Hoo” and Grandparents’ Breakfasts. In October, we held our annual Fall Carnival and Character Parade. The Fall Carnival hosted more than 500 Kingsbury family members for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. The parade allowed students to dress as their favorite storybook characters to highlight the significance we place on reading at Kingsbury. In November, our school held our annual Veterans’ Day Assembly to honor the many parents, grandparents, teachers, and volunteers our school has that served in the armed forces. December brought our Christmas concert and annual Polar Express Trip with our 1st Grade students. February was packed with activities. We began the month with Shadow-a-Relative Day. Students explored career choices as they shadowed one of their relatives at their chosen profession. Also, we held our yearly Chili Cook-off at our PTA meeting and had a wonderful Black History Month program with many informative guest speakers. March also began with a great deal of excitement. We had our Read Across America day on March 3rd and then our Knights Royal Ball on March 16. Both activities are favorites of KBE students, and we hope to continue them for years to come. We also enjoyed McTeachers Night where KBE staff served patrons at McDonalds to raise money for school programs. In April, we had the Knights on Broadway Talent Show. KBE students showcased their incredible talents. In May, we held the Volunteer Breakfast as well as the Spring Musical, School Daze On May 22, we enjoyed a magnificent performance by our Harp Ensemble.  Their training and preparation was truly evident in this presentation.  Kingsbury is grateful to Mrs. Kipper Ackerman for volunteering her time and talents to this first elementary level group.  Also, I want to thank Ms. Blassengale and Mrs. Lisa Wilson for their support and assistance to this program.
            Several classes put on performances also.  Mrs. T. Spigner’s class performed The Three Piggy Opera, Mrs. Lyles’ class staged The Little Red Hen, and Mrs. Dee Spigner’s kindergarteners presented The Three Billy Goats Gruff Lastly, Preschool put on an adorable version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. All year long, we were encouraged to see so many students cross the stage during our Awards Programs! Let’s aim for even more next year.    Our school and staff received numerous accolades this year which goes to show our staff knows how to “shine like knights!” Your support has made our success possible, and we thank you. In May, the PTA held Employee Appreciation Week. We would like to thank our PTA for planning the many thoughtful and generous gifts and services to our staff. The PTA truly makes our staff feel valued and appreciated. 
            PASS testing was conducted mid-May for students in grades 3-5. Test results will be given to parents in the fall and will be used by our teachers to assist with planning instruction to meet the individual needs of all students. Our Volunteer Breakfast was held Friday, May 2. We deeply appreciate our faithful volunteers and the wonderful service they provide day to day for our students. We could not accomplish what we do for our students without you! The last day of attendance for preschool is Friday, May 30. A program will be held at 9AM (for morning preschool) and 10:30AM (for afternoon preschool) in the Cafeteria.  Kindergarten students will hold a program in the Multipurpose Room on Tuesday, June 4.  Please refer to the enclosed calendar to note specific times for the various kindergarten teachers.  Wednesday, June 4 will be an early release day.  We will dismiss at 10:45 that morning.  Finally, we will hold our 5th Grade Graduation at 8:30 AM on Thursday, June 5 in the Multipurpose Room.  The last day of attendance for all students Kindergarten-5th grade is Thursday, June 5 with a 10:45 a.m. dismissal.
            Parents, please note there is a supply list included in this newspaper. Also, we plan to send this information to Wal-Mart and Staples to help you prepare in advance for next year. Note that our summer office hours (Monday – Thursday, 7:30-5:30 PM) begin on June 9 and end on August 1. The first day of student attendance for the 2014-2015 school year will be Monday, August 18. Please note that the PERK program will operate this summer but at Millwood and Wilder only.
                Do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of any help at any time. I hope you will enjoy some wonderful family time this summer. Take some time to look for some teachable moments as you travel and participate in summer activities.  I encourage you to make some time for your child to read every day and take some time to read with them as well. Thank you again for an outstanding year and for the privilege of serving your family!
Phillip W. Jackson, Principal

Knights R.U.L.E

2013-2014 Kingsbury Staff

Mission Statement - The mission of Kingsbury Elementary School, “Where Knowledge is King, “ is to provide the highest quality education to all students and establish a sound academic and moral foundation by providing innovative, challenging learning experiences in a safe, supportive and culturally diverse environment.

Vision Statement – We at Kingsbury Elementary School share a common vision that "all children can learn."  With that in mind, our school community, with devotion and hard work, fosters a unique and positive environment "Where Knowledge is King."

2014-2015 School Supply List
2014 School Supply List.pdf
Kingsbury Elementary
was awarded the
Palmetto Silver Award

"Where Knowledge Is King!"

"Living The Legacy"
23 Years of Excellence at
Kingsbury Elementary

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Today, 7/23/2014
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