Elementary Weekly News | October 5

Please contact Mrs. de Langen at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Mark Your Calendars:

October 2018 Parent Calendar

October 2018 Lunch Menu

Halloween Alternatives

TONIGHT – Elementary Night at the Football Game! Friday, October 5, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. – Woolsey Stadium

Come to Elementary Night for the King’s home football game.  FREE for elementary students!

Punt, Pass & Kick students will be competing during half time.

Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, October 17, 2017 at 8:15am.

Parents are Welcome to attend KIDS Praise!

Parents are always welcome to attend KIDS Praise on Friday mornings!  We would love to have you join us as we build community. Check the monthly Parent Calendar for schedule.

Employment Opportunities:

Cafeteria/Lunchroom Supervisors are Needed!

  • Are you interested in being around your children and their friends at lunchtime?
  • We need supervisors, Monday-Friday from 11:00am – 1:00pm.
  • Join our Lunchroom Team! Contact Marie de Langen at 206-546-7258 or [email protected].  Thank you!

Recess Supervisors are Needed!

Love children and the outdoors?  This position is for you!  Monday – Friday, approximately 25 hours per week.  Join our Recess Team!  Contact Marie de Langen at  206-546-7258 or [email protected].  Thank you!

Parent Prayer Opportunity – Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30am

We need your help to lift up King’s Schools in Prayer! Parent volunteers needed to gather weekly to pray over our King’s community of students, parents, and teachers as well as CRISTA campus and our local community.  Prayer requests can be sent directly to Danelle at 206-799-6279 via phone call or text or email [email protected].  All requests are kept confidential within the prayer group.  Meet in the Elementary Library after signing in at the office.

Shop Now and SAVE with your Official OnlineSideline Store.

Enter Promo Code OCT2018 October 3rd through October 27th and save 20% off $100.00!

Students, athletes, parents, alumni, and fans can now purchase their favorite SCHOOL custom Nike, Under Armor logo’ d apparel products at a great price.

It is as easy as 1, 2, and 3:  Pick your product, Pick your color, Add your favorite logo, and it ships directly to your front door.

Don’t forget you can customize many apparel items with your name, number, or year to celebrate your athlete’s journey.  Your school’s Sideline Store operates 24/7 and is supported by an expert customer service team.

Annual Magazine Renewal and New Subscription Event

If you would like to renew or subscribe to new magazines for the coming year, we are once again offering an online portal for your convenience. A portion of each order will go to our school and be used for curriculum enrichment at the elementary. Just go to the website below for a list of selections.   The website is available 365 days a year for your convenience!

Go to:  http://www.gaschoolstore.com/landing.aspx?SID=2530749

Special Note: When you arrive at the website it will ask you to enter your email and student’s name. Since we are not participating in any goal setting or prizes this year, go straight to the Skip This Step button.  Thank you!

Medication at School

During the course of the school year, your child may need to take medication at school. A “Permission to Administer Medication Form” must be completed with a physician and parent signature. All medications, OVER-THE-COUNTER and PRESCRIPTION, require a completed form and must be in their original containers. Prescription medications, including inhalers must have a prescription label. Please label OVER-THE-COUNTER medications with your student’s first and last name. Forms are available in school office or on Parents Web.

King’s Kids Club

King’s Kids Club (KKC) is in full swing! Before school care is from 7:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. and after school care is from the end of the school day to 6:00 p.m.  KKC follows the school calendar.  All students are enrolled in King’s Kids Club at the hourly rate. Carpool students not picked up by 3:00 p.m. will be signed into KKC.  Contact Kim Gillies with questions at [email protected].

Spanish K-6 Overview!

My name is Señora Jordan and this is my 10th year teaching and King’s.  Comprehensible Input is the teaching methodology and approach that I use in my classroom. My goal is for my students to ACQUIRE the Spanish language rather than learn about it. There are many branches under the TCI umbrella including, TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), Circling, PQA (Personalized Questions and answers), movie talk, and so much more! The most important thing that you should know about how my classroom works is that I am speaking in SPANISH MOST of   the time. I am sheltering my language and limiting it to the Spanish I know that the students know and throughout the year this vocabulary will grow and develop and they will acquire the language naturally rather than memorize it and study its grammar.

What do we do? We use Spanish. We make up stories, and act them out. We write stories together. We read stories and ask questions about them. We listen to music and move our bodies. We learn about culture and geography, using the Spanish we know. We acquire grammar naturally and with little pain, just like we learned our first language at home! WE DO ALMOST EVERTHING IN SPANISH, because you cannot learn Spanish by speaking about it in English. Assessments are quick and formative, based on participation and interpretive and interpersonal communication.

What we don’t do? We don’t spend the majority of the time talking about grammar, but we learn it by using it J We don’t conjugate verbs, but we use verbs in the present and past tenses. We use English only sometimes, because talking about Spanish in English does not help students acquire language.

I am thankful for the opportunity to teach Spanish to your children!

Here’s to a promising year!

Señora Jordan

Music K-6 Overview!

I am glad that I can be part of God’s plan to teach in the King’s Elementary Community. My name is Nathalie Ariadne, and I am teaching all grades from Kindergarten through sixth grade. This is my first year teaching at King’s Elementary, but I have taught music from preschool through sixth grade in Shoreline School District and North shore School District for the past 13 years. Last year I had the opportunity to teach K-12 in South Korea at Global Christian Foreign School.

I was born and grew up in Indonesia and came to US in 1997, and went to Seattle Pacific University for my Music Education degree. I have two children, Kimberly and Ethan. I had a great time this summer as I spend most of my summer moving from Korea, organizing my house and getting ready to teach. As for me, I have many interests like singing, dancing, moving, camping, and hiking. Also, I love to meet new people and interact with them.

My goal in music is for students to find joy in making music by participating in singing games, movement, listening, and playing instruments. I use a Kodaly Philosophy, where students will listen – sing – understand – read and write – and then create. Students develop their listening skills, ear-training, compose, play instrument, improvise and more. Voice is one of a kind instrument that God gave us, and I am excited to share His goodness with our children here.

Thank you for your support of music at King’s Elementary. Teaching music for your kids is just like teaching them basic life skills such as walking and talking. We will have lots of fun together. We will laugh, sing silly songs, play instruments, dance folk dance, and best of all, I will see these kids growing and learning.

I am looking for a pianist to accompany rehearsals and the performances for our Christmas Concerts!  If you are interested, please email me at [email protected].  Thank you!

In harmony,

Mrs. Ariadne