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 150 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.
Students have been engaged in important testing as well. The writing portion of the Palmetto
Assessment of State Standards (PASS) was administered to 3-5th graders on March 18-19. The students worked hard and gave their best efforts. The instruction of writing is a priority here, and teachers are utilizing many innovative strategies to develop this skill in our students. The remainder of the PASS testing (Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies) will be held in May. Please encourage your child to do his or her best. Parents play a major role in shaping a child’s attitude towards school in general and testing in particular. One of our focus goals here at KBE is to raise achievement in Mathematics. More information on PASS will follow.
The enclosed school calendar is loaded with activities, and we hope you will join us as much as your schedule will allow. Early in the month, we have our Awards Programs. We will hold our Spring Parent Conference nights on April 7 and 14. Your child’s teacher will contact you to schedule a time.
As in the fall, the purpose of this conference is to review your child’s growth and progress in all areas of school life throughout the year. MAP testing results will be reviewed also with grades, conduct and promotion/retention concerns as applicable. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting. On Thursday, April 3, we will have the 4-5th grade award program at 9AM followed by the First Grade Awards Program at 1:15PM. On Friday, April 4, we will hold the Second and Third Grade Awards Program at 9AM. All of these programs will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. We are especially looking forward to our annual talent show. The ―Knights on Broadway‖ production will be held on Friday, April 4, at Sumter High School in the auditorium. This promises to be a night of talent and Knightly Family Fun! Kingsbury’s Spelling Bee will be held as follows: April 14 @ 1PM—Grades 1, 3, and 5 and April 15 @ 1PM-Grades 2 and 4. 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. Finally, please enjoy the upcoming Spring Break (April 18-April 27). Students will return on Monday, April 28. Schedule some quality family time and enjoy the wonderful spring weather.
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

Knights R.U.L.E

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."

FERPA Notice
Kingsbury Elementary
was awarded the
Palmetto Silver Award

"Where Knowledge Is King!"

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

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Fri, Apr 18 - Fri, Apr 25
Spring Holidays
Tuesday, April 29
Kindergarten to Zoo
K-Kids to Swan Lake

Today, 4/23/2014
High: 76 Low: 47
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 77 Low: 58
Mostly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.