Dear Parents,

The holiday spirit is in the air at Kingsbury Elementary! Decorations adorn classrooms, hallways, and homes reminding us of the significance of this special time of celebration. Each morning, we end our morning news program by saying, “Kindness benefits everyone!” It is our goal to live out the true meaning of this statement, especially at this time of year.

We had a wonderful Fall Carnival on November 4, and the support was super! Approximately 400 KBE students and family members shared in the fun! Special thanks to our PTA Board and all of our wonderful volunteers for a job well done!

We had a wonderful turnout at our November 13 PTA Open House as Kingsbury celebrated American Education Week. The student performances were outstanding! Lastly, we enjoyed a special feast of pizza and donuts. Thank you to all those who contributed to the event and to our wonderful PTA Board that supports so many functions and programs at Kingsbury! The entire evening served to strengthen the relationships between home and school which is an ongoing priority at Kingsbury Elementary. A canned food drive was conducted by Student Council in November to provide food for needy families. Hundreds of canned food items were collected for United Ministries which provides meals to homeless and others in need.

Once again, our school is participating in the annual Shower Shaw with Cookies drive. Students are asked to bring in homemade cookies and cards to send to our military
personnel serving overseas.

On December 11 at 6 pm, our PTA meeting will be held along with a Christmas concert presented by our choir, drama team, select grade level performances, and harp ensemble. You do not want to miss this opportunity to support our young talent! More details to follow. As a reminder, school will be closed December 20 – January 2 for Winter Holidays. Students return on January 3, 2018.

As we consider the importance of service, please note that it is a privilege for us to serve your family and to invest in the lives of your children each day. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and blessed holiday season. We appreciate your faithful support of our mission to provide the highest quality education to all children!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of any help at any time.

Phillip W. Jackson, Principal