Dear Parents,

Welcome to the month of November! October was filled with many exciting activities for our students and Kingsbury Family. A special highlight was this year’s Character Parade. It was truly outstanding. The children demonstrated their devotion to books and reading when creating such fun, innovative costumes.

First Quarter report cards were issued on October 31. Please contact your child’s teacher as needed to discuss his or her progress and any concerns you may have. Through collective communication and collaboration, most issues are effectively resolved. Your child’s academic achievement is our top priority. Note that our First Quarter Awards Program for fourth and fifth grades will be November 6 at 1:00 p.m. Second and third grades will be November 7 at 8:15 a.m. Both of these programs will be held in the Multi-purpose Room. We look forward to having you join us to celebrate your child’s success. Our annual Fall Festival will be on Friday, November 1 from 5:00 – 7:00p.m. We will be holding our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on November 8 to honor our veterans and instill patriotic pride. Students in Kindergarten-2nd grade will attend the program at 8:30, and students in grades 3-5 will attend the 9:30 program. Also note that there will be no school on November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

The Kingsbury PTA will sponsor a special meeting on November 21 at 6 PM in celebration of American Education Week. Please report to the cafeteria upon arrival. Student Council officers will be recognized that evening and musical selections will be provided by our choir. Following the meeting, pizza will be served. More information about the meeting will be sent home as the date approaches. If you are not a member of the PTA, you can join the PTA that night! Please make plans to attend.

As we enter into this holiday season, please let me express my gratitude for your continued support and confidence in Kingsbury Elementary. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of any help at any time! Best wishes for a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!

Phillip Jackson