High School Weekly News | Sept 8

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

Save the Date
Wednesday evening, September 13th is our first term “PIN” (Parent Information Night). The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Schirmer Auditorium with some important announcements. Watch for more information and additional details about first term PIN that will be sent to you shortly. We look forward to meeting all of you then!

Senior Pictures for the Class of 2018
On Wednesday, September 27th in the afternoon, we will be taking individual yearbook pictures of Seniors. School will be dismissed at 12:30 that day and our professional photographer, Becca Howell, will have a studio set up in the Bundrant Ness Center. These pictures are just for the Senior section of the yearbook but you will have the opportunity to purchase them as well. Each senior will have 5-6 pictures taken and they will get to choose which one they would like to have published in the Senior section of the yearbook. Watch for your individual appointment time coming shortly.

Freshmen Orientation
We are happy to welcome the largest Freshman class in the history of King’s High School, the Class of 2021! Freshmen Orientation was held on Wednesday, August 31st and if you click here https://youtu.be/2orIy_5Le3Q you will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the back-to-school excitement!

Guadalajara, Mexico This Fall
This fall, King’s High School students are invited to visit Lincoln School in Guadalajara to stay with families from the school and be immersed in Mexican culture. The trip will foster an emerging relationship between two groups of students, two schools and two nations. Students will stay with Lincoln families and will attend classes with Lincoln students. On the weekends, they will explore Guadalajara and surrounding attractions. The trip is from November 8th through November 15th and the cost is $600. Additional details about the trip can be found here and an application is available here.

Literary Tour Through the United Kingdom
Calling all curious students who would like take King’s first literary tour through the UK! Coming this next summer, 2018, for nine days, we will be discovering the sights, sounds, and flavors of the London of Peter Pan and Sherlock Holmes, of Dickens, Chaucer, and Kipling. We’ll also see Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the British Library and Trafalgar Square. Then on to Shakespeare’s home Stratford-upon-Avon, to Lewis’s Oxford, and finally to Dublin, Ireland for a family folk dinner night and evensong at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, visiting Ha’penny Bridge, and Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. It will be an unforgettable experience, and spots will no doubt fill up quickly. We need to begin sign-ups early, so see Mrs. Roddy or Ms. Platter before October 1st if you are interested in this amazing opportunity! There will be a short informational meeting for parents following PIN Night classroom visits on September 13.

Auction News
King’s School’s 35th Annual Auction – Friday March 16, 2018
Knight Under the Big Top – Celebrating the Greatest School on Earth!

Many parent volunteers are needed to help orchestrate this incredible evening. Join us at the Auction Kick Off Party on Tuesday September 26 after morning drop off at the Arbor Deli or at 7 pm in the Reimer Library to learn all about how to get involved and join in the fun. There’s so many ways to support the auction -.you can ask a local business for a donation, help with underwriting, donate a bottle of wine or delicious dessert or even go to our Amazon & Target Wish Lists to purchase an auction item and have it sent right to King’s Schools. We look forward to working with everyone to make King’s Auction a big success!

Suzanne Rettenmier, Stephanie Roberts & Lisa Wiseman
2017-2018 Auction Chairs, kingsauction@kingsschools.org


Welcome Back to School from the Arbor Deli!
The Arbor is pleased to offer a Back-to-School special, a 16 ounce “King’s Mocha” available iced or hot for only $3.00, along their house made soups, deli sandwiches, salads and a variety of hot food that is available at lunch. Purchase an Arbor Gift Card and receive an additional 10% added on to the card. Ask for a free card that can be punched each time you purchase a sandwich, salad, Latte or flavored coffee drink. Complete your punch card in one month and be entered in a drawing for a $20.00 gift card for use at The Arbor. The last punch entitles you to a free item too! The Arbor accepts debit or credit cards, cash, checks and of course, Arbor Gift Cards. Parents: if you want to purchase an Arbor card for your student, please call (206) 546-7576 or email jsbisa@crista.net.

Dress Code Review
Every setting has appropriate attire. At the beach, swimsuits and wetsuits are the perfect clothing. On a snowy day, down jackets and ski boots fit the situation just fine. During the day at King’s, full shirts, skirts that hit 5 inches from the knee, and clothing without questionable sayings are the right choice. Please make sure you are mindful of appropriate attire for the school setting. If you have any questions, please check the KnightGuide or stop by and see your counselor for clarification. Thank you!