High School Weekly News | Nov 18

Please contact Judy Kelly jkelly@kingsschools.org if you have any questions!

King’s Soccer Fans
Congratulations to the King’s Lady Knights soccer team who will play Overlake in the State semi-final match at Shoreline Stadium this afternoon at 2:00. If they win their game today, they will advance to the championship game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, also at Shoreline Stadium.

If they play for the State Championship at 2:00 on Saturday, you are invited to a post-game celebration after the game (win or lose). The plan is to return to King’s and meet in the Student Lounge where we will celebrate with a catered taco bar meal. All are invited. The cost is $15 per person and the money will be collected at the door. Please join us as we celebrate with all the girls and their fans after a great season. Go Knights!!!

cyberknights-4911-uganda-working-togetherHistoric Robotics Event
Tomorrow, Saturday November 19th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. in King’s Garden Gym, a historic event is occurring: the first ever East African team will be competing in the international FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition! Four years ago the King’s High School CyberKnights robotics team traveled to the Beacon of Hope Secondary School in Soroti, Uganda to start an innovative STEM robotics program using LEGO robots with the dream that someday, Beacon of Hope School would compete internationally. Tomorrow, that dream will be realized. Come see this historic and free event to cheer the Beacon team and our four King’s teams on to victory!  For more information visit http://cyberknights4911.com/uganda/.

Dads & Moms: We Need Your Help!
With Christmas trees, lights and decorations at King’s High School and CRISTA Senior Living on Sunday, November 27th from noon to whenever we are done (the more volunteers, the quicker we finish –typically 2 to 3 hours). This is a great family opportunity to serve together to make a much-anticipated tradition come to life. Each year, typically the weekend after Thanksgiving, parents and students join on campus to decorate the high school student lounge, the entry to the high school and the Bundrant Ness Center, as well as CRISTA’s Senior Living for the holidays. It is an incredible “welcome back” surprise for the students to come back from the Thanksgiving weekend to lights, decorated trees and beautiful trimmings all around their school!

Please join us as we all pitch in together to decorate for Christmas.  We will provide the decorations as well as pizza, Christmas cookies, coffee and the Seahawks game! We would especially appreciate having several dads join us as there are some trees and lights that require heavier lifting and high placement. Junior high and high school students are welcome and can earn service hours for this volunteer effort. This is a great opportunity for all ages! Please email Krissie Smith at knksmith@hotmail.com or kathrynstenger@gmail.com if you can decorate or have any questions. Thank you very much!

Need to Leave School Early?
If your student has an early dismissal from school, please notify Mrs. White as early in the day as possible so she can alert the teacher to the time your student needs to be released. Advance notice will help us minimize interruptions to the classroom while the teacher is conducting class.

Neighborhood Youth Event
You are invited to an event, hosted by The Jantz Team, on Saturday, November 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 22430 Dogwood Lane, in Woodway. Sharing from his own personal experience, Gregg Johnson, Founder of J12, will outline four seasons that every young life will encounter on the way to a powerful future. Knowing these seasons and celebrating them is the key to a fruitful life. Along with sharing his own personal journey of faith, Gregg will also share how his love for the Bible has gone “full color” through a cool tool that has opened up a whole new way of “seeing” the Word. And, all of this will be followed at 4:00 by a BBQ! This event is appropriate for ages 11 and older. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off – parking is available on-site (entry on side road through the back gate). Please contact LaFon Jantz if you have questions or need more information at lafonj@aplaceofhope.com or (206) 999-2417.

Miracle on 34th Street
The King’s High School Drama Department proudly presents, Miracle on 34th Street. Performance dates are Thursday, December 8th, Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. and a 3:00 matinee on Sunday, December 11th. To purchase tickets go to: brownpapertickets.com and search for “King’s Schools-Miracle on 34th Street.”

Unified Robotics Club
Come support our Unified Robotics Club and community at the 2nd annual Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship on December 3rd at the Pacific Science Center. King’s is hosting the event and would appreciate as many of us there as possible to help facilitate and cheer! See more information on the clubs website: unfiedrobotics.org

Going Away for Christmas Break?
As the holidays approach, please remember to contact the office if your student will miss two or more days of school so we can have them complete a Pre-Arranged Absence form. You can send a note in with your student, call the office at 206-546-7241, or email nwhite@kingsschools.org. The information we need is the dates the student will be gone and the reason for the absence. We will prepare the pre-arranged absence form and get it to your student.

SCRIP During the Holidays
SCRIP:  The holidays are approaching fast and it is a great time to take advantage of using SCRIP for all of your shopping and gift giving.  Please refer to the Parent Calendar so that you know when the order deadlines and pick up dates are.  The calendar is located on the King’s website in the parent section under SCRIP.   Please note that there is no order pick up next week due to the holiday so if you are needing SCRIP for your Thanksgiving shopping we will be selling SCRIP TO GO on Monday Nov 21st from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Auction
Auction Save the Date postcards were mailed to families last week. If you haven’t marked it on your calendar yet…. be sure to note it today — 3/17/17, 5:30 pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Thank you for all the wonderful donations submitted. If you plan to do a bit of Black Friday shopping be sure to check out the Auction Amazon Wish List with a few amazing Black Friday specials. Donations can also be procured through local businesses, personal contacts or “connections”!

A Reminder About Cell Phones
Cell phones, and all electronic devices, are banned during instructional time in all classrooms unless approved by a teacher for instructional purposes. Students may use their cell phones outside of classrooms before school, during breaks, at lunch and after school. Consequences for misuse of electronic devices are; first offense, the device is confiscated, documented and returned at the end of the day; second offense, the device is kept in the office for 24 hours; the third offense requires a parent pick-up of the device from the office; fourth offense, principal’s action. This policy is in effect for the entire year for all classes.

Teacher Appreciation – Service Opportunity
The Parent Advisory Council has set up a convenient way to sign-up to provide treats to our faculty and staff. This a wonderful way to get involved with King’s High School as you bless our teachers and staff with your time, treasure, and talents! Simply click on the link below to sign up to provide a tasty treat; you’ll receive an automated reminder two (2) days prior to the date you selected.  It couldn’t be easier!!  Thanks for helping show our gratitude!!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aa8ae2aa7fb6-kings/