Elementary Weekly News | May 3

Please contact Mrs. de Langen at mdelangen@kingsschools.org if you have any questions.

Mark Your Calendars:
Refer to the May 2018 Parent Calendar for important upcoming events – 
Attached

May 2018 Lunch Menu – Attached

Summer Camps Now Open! – See Attached Flier
Got to:  http://kingsschools.org/summer-camps/ to register!  Sports Camps have special discounts for early registration! If you have questions, call the school office at 206-546-7260.

Elementary Appreciation Week!
May 7 – 11, 2018    *   Faculty and Staff Luncheon – May 8!
This is a time to honor teachers, principals and office staff for all they do for our children. As a special treat, parents will be hosting a luncheon for all elementary staff on Tuesday, May 8. An email will be sent soon where you can sign up to participate if you are interested.  Your classroom leads will be contacting you regarding appreciation gifts and ideas, as well. Thanks from your Parent Council!

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Food Drive
May 14 – 18, 2018  –  Details Attached!

Experience King’s Open House
Friday, May 18, 2018  *  5:45 p.m. (Book Fair is open until 8:30pm)
Enjoy a BBQ Hot Dog for dinner on the playground and then go see and hear all about what your children are learning at school.  All K-6th grade parents, grandparents and friends are invited to this awesome celebration!  Visit classrooms, Eat dinner, Choirs, Investigation and Invention projects, Robotics, Second Grade Farmer’s Market, Book Fair!  All classrooms are open and much, much more!

Spring Book Fair
May 14-18, 2018.  Volunteers Needed – See Attached Flier

King’s Elementary Student Dress Code
King’s Schools has determined that the following guidelines for dress apply at school and at King’s related activities unless otherwise stated:

  1. Tops need to cover the midriff, the back, and should not be low cut.
  2. Clothing should not be sheer or excessively tight.
  3. Skirts without leggings or shorts need to be no more than 5 inches from the middle of the knee.
  4. Tank tops must cover the majority of the shoulder and side. No spaghetti straps, open backs or open-sided tanks.
  5. Caps/hats are not to be worn inside the buildings or KIDS Praise by either girls or boys.
  6. Elementary students may not wear flip-flops or shoes without backs.

CLASS PLACEMENT POLICY 2018-2019
We are actively planning for the 2018 – 2019 school year and your child will soon be promoted to the next grade!  Your child’s current classroom teacher places your child with a teacher for 2018 – 2019.  There is an extensive process that goes into creating a well-balanced class and selecting your child’s teacher is not an easy process.  Tentative class lists are compiled the middle of May and are then reviewed by the principal’s office.  In August all class lists are again reviewed before being finalized.

For students with documented educational special needs parents should email, call or request an appointment with Mrs. Huling if you have concerns.  The principal’s office will discuss these needs with the teacher when class lists are compiled.  The deadline to submit parent letters is May 18, 2018.

Students are placed with teachers in the best educational setting for the students.  Class lists are confidential.  Please do not put teachers in an awkward position by requesting personal  information concerning other teachers, students and/or requesting the “inside track” on your child’s placement.  This is unfair and unacceptable at King’s Elementary School.   

We appreciate your support on this issue.  Thank you!

SCRIP News
Monday May 7th is Thank-Scrip-ing Day! 24 hours of incredible ScripNow and Reload bonuses from dozens of retailers! Begins at 12:00 am Eastern Time. ScripNow and Reloads available during the summer when using Presto Pay.

Elementary WeatherBug
Catch the current weather conditions at school by using the link below.  The data is provided by the weather station that is located atop the elementary intermediate building.
Go to: https://owc.enterprise.earthnetworks.com/OnlineWeatherCenter.aspx?aid=4922

 Employment Opportunity
Are you interested in joining our playground supervision team for the remainder of this school year?  The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For details, please contact Mr. Kelly at gkelly@kingsschools.org or 206-546-7258.

 Financial Aid for 2018-2019
Go directly to online.factsmgt.com/aid to apply. Further financial aid information is available in the documents section on ParentsWeb and at www.kingsschools.org.