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Phone Message Sent August 20th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
I am calling with some EXTREMELY important Monday evening reminders.
 
First... tomorrow is our FRE GRAND OPENING and FRE IS THE PLACE TO BE!
 
FRE is our Family Reading Experience. Students must attend this with a family member or guardian. It is always our mission at Kingsway to encourage a love of literacy with all of our students. FRE aides in this mission by providing students the opportunity to check out a few books and even receive one to KEEP every time they visit. How wonderful that this opportunity is provided EVERY WEEK on Wednesdays and Fridays.
 
Grand Opening Hours for FRE are  from 7:30-8:30 am and again from 3:10-3:40 pm. If you will be joining your student for the afternoon portion PLEASE WRITE A NOTE IN THEIR AGENDA. This will allow for their teacher to dismiss them to the appropriate area. 
 
PARENTS... This is a reminder that school starts at 8:40 am. Please keep this in mind if you drop your students off in the mornings. 
 
Students may enter the building STARTING at 8:00 am.
 
PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR STUDENTS OFF BEFORE THIS TIME, as there are not any staff members present to supervise the area. 
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Book Fair News!

 

Book Fair Night is September 10th from 5:30-7:00 PM

 

The Book Fair is Open September 6th-13th!


Phone Message Sent August 18th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
We hope everyone is feeling rested and ready for a new school week.
 
Parents... this is a reminder that starting this week students should walk themselves to class. There will be several staff members prepared to help students find their way in the mornings. 
 
We will have our first SAC/PTO meeting of the school year on Tuesday evening @ 6:00 pm in our Media Center. We encourage families to join us for these important meetings. Your students will receive 25 LiveSchool points for your attendance.
 
Fourth and Fifth grade chorus begins this Thursday (August 22nd). Chorus contracts must be on file so students are able to stay after school. The link to this can be found on our Kingsway website.
 
Our Otis Spunkmeyer fund raiser has officially started! Your students should have brought home their fundraising packets on Friday evening.
 
Families, please mark your calendars for our first spirit night on August 29th at Pelican Snoballs. This event will take place from 5-8 pm. Students will receive their spirit night punch cards at this first event and will be encouraged to join us for each spirit night throughout the school year. We will have one a month at various locations in the community. Students that attend EVERY spirit night will take part in a super celebration in May. 
 
We have a had a wonderful start to the school year and look forward to watching our students grow. 
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Phone Message Sent August 11th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
The First day of school is FINALLY here for all of our 1st through 5th grade students, AND ALL of our (k-5) students in our communication disorder unit.
 
Tomorrow evening is our Kindergarten open house from 5:00-6:00 pm. Please plan on staying for the entire event as the teachers will be going over TONS of information!
 
Here are some reminders as we enter into the new school year:
 
Our new student hours are 8:40 am- 3:10 pm. 
Breakfast starts at 8:00 am for all students.
3rd - 5th grade students will have the opportunity again this year to attend morning recess between 8-8:30 am. Parents we ask that you remind your students to eat breakfast in the cafeteria before going outside.
 
Please remember that students grades 3-5 will get picked up with younger siblings (grades K-2) at front parent pick up.
 
It has been so great to see our students over the last week. We hope you all are rested and ready to GROW during the 2019-2020 school year.
 
As always, thank you all for your continued support and have a great evening.

Phone Message Sent August 7th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
I am calling with details regarding open house.
 
Open House is this Friday evening from 5:30-6:30 pm.
 
This open house is for all students (K-5th) in the communication disorder unit, and all 1st through 5th grade general education students.
 
Open house for our mainstream Kindergarten students is Monday Evening (August 12th) from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
 
New school shirts will be sold at both events for $10.
 
We are so excited to see you all there:)
 
As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a nice evening.
 
FYI:  The District also sent out a phone message reminding you we have free breakfast and lunch at our school for our kiddos!

Phone Message Sent July 29th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
Summer Break is coming to an end!
 
We hope you all had the opportunity to spend some quality time together. We are so excited to hear all about everyone's summertime adventures!
 
As always... I am calling with some very important news. This is going to be a lot of information... this message will be posted on our Facebook page in case you need to revisit and jot down the important dates and times.
 
This WEDNESDAY (July 31st) is an exciting day!
 
We will be having a Kingsway Beginning of the year T-Shirt Clearance!
 
ALL of our Kingsway shirts will be sold at $2 a shirt. These shirts are good for students, parents, and staff. We have ALL sizes for youth and adults. 
 
You can stop in at Kingsway Elementary to buy your shirts between the hours of 8:00 - 9:00 am and again from 2:30-3:30 pm.
 
THAT'S NOT ALL...
 
Wednesday evening is the back to School Bash at New Day Church in Port Charlotte from 5:00-8:00 pm
Bring your Kingsway students to this entirely free back to school event. 
Students will receive free school supplies. There will also be a bounce house, face painting, nachos, hot dogs, and much more:)
Also, Myself and Ms. Johnston will be there!
 
August 5th and 6th will be Kindergarten screenings. You will receive a letter in the next few days telling you what day and time your kindergarten student is scheduled for their screening. 
 
August 9th is our 1st-5th grade open house from 5:30-6:30 pm.
August 12th is Kindergarten open house from 5:00-6:00 pm.
 
August 12th is the first day of school for 1st-5th grade students.
 
Kindergarten student will have a staggered start. Half of the students will start on August 13th and the other half on August 14th. You will find out what day your kindergartner will attend for their first day at the kindergarten open house. 
 
Students... please continue reading and working on your summer slide activities. These will be due to your classroom teacher by August 16th.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a successful year at Kingsway Elementary.

Phone Message Sent May 26th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
The last week of school is FINALLY here!
 
Tomorrow is Memorial Day... there is NO SCHOOL. We will see you all back on Tuesday.
 
Kindergarten students are having a water day celebration this Tuesday. They will need to bring a bathing suit and sunscreen, water shoes and a towel.
 
On Thursday evening at 6:00pm we will be decorating for 5th grade promotion. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
 
Friday is the last day of school and 5th grade promotion.
 
Cougars, great news... we still have yearbooks available for $15 a book!
 
We hope you all have are having a relaxing 3 day weekend.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful evening. 

Phone Message Sent May 19th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,

 

This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
Can you believe there are only NINE days left of school?!
 
This week is filled with grade level award ceremonies!
 
Only students that received a notice from their teachers are receiving an award, please check your students' folders/agendas for this.
 
On Wednesday (May 22nd):
2nd Grade awards are at 9:05 am
3rd Grade awards are at 9:50 am
 
On Thursday (May 23rd):
4th Grade awards are at 9:05 am
1st grade awards are at 9:50 am
 
Kindergarten awards are on Friday (May24th) at 9:05 am.
 
We look forward to celebrating student achievements with our students and their families:)
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Phone Message Sent May 12th

Good Evening Kingsway families,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
There are many reminders for the week:
 
Yearbooks will be on sale all week in the front lobby from 8:00 - 8:30am. Yearbooks are $15.
 
On Monday and Tuesday, students that missed any FSA testing will be completing make-up testing.
 
Tuesday evening is a 5th grade promotional meeting at 6:00 pm in our media center.
 
On Wednesday morning, FRE is the place to be! This week is Police Appreciation Week and we will be celebrating this at FRE. From 7:45-8:15 members of our Charlotte County Sheriff's office will be doing demonstrations with their K9s, as well, the SWAT team will be have their tactical gear displayed. At 8:15 student will go into our FRE bookroom to check out books and present Deputy Morales (our Kingsway SRO) and other deputies with letters and posters of appreciation. This will be our last big FRE event, you don't want to miss it! FRE will also be open that afternoon and again Friday morning.
 
Wednesday evening is the incoming kindergarten parent meeting at 6:00 in our cafeteria.
 
On Thursday morning there is a student thinking maps team meeting at 8:00 am in Mrs. Hotchkiss' room.
 
On Thursday evening, incoming 6th grade students are invited to attend the riser night at Murdock Middle School at 6:00 pm.
 
On Friday, 5th grade students are attending their end of year field trip to Zoo Tampa.
 
Families with students in our before and after school KEEP program, ALL BALANCES MUST BE PAID BY MAY 24TH. You must also pay for the last week of care by this date. 4
KEEP registration is now open for next school year to all families. You can get an application from the front office. The KEEP application fee is $25.
 
We hope everyone has had a restful Mother's Day weekend.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening. 

Phone Message Sent May 5th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.
 
We have a busy week ahead of us!
 
On Tuesday and Wednesday, 3rd-5th grade students will be taking the FSA Math test.
On Thursday and Friday, 5th grade students will be taking their Science Assessments.
 
Also, all of our kindergarten through 2nd grade students are working on completing their end of year iReady assessments.
 
It is VERY important that students get good rest, eat a good meal for breakfast, and attend school to complete their assessments.
 
Did you know that this week is teacher appreciation week?
 
We are so thankful for the dedication our teachers show to our Kingsway students.
 
We look forward to celebrating all of our students' accomplishments over the next few weeks as the school year comes to an end.
 
As always, thank you for you continued support and have a nice evening.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Local library events!

 


Phone Message Sent April 28th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Mrs. Forbus.

I am calling with reminders of the upcoming week.

As we are nearing the end of the school year, it is time to start preparing for our 5th grade promotion.

We are inviting all 5th grade parents to attend a promotion meeting this Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm in our media center.

Family involvement is important for the success of this event, and greatly appreciated.

Kingsway Parents! If your child is currently enrolled in our before and after school program, KEEP, applications for the upcoming school year are coming home Monday, April 29th.  Please fill out the KEEP form completely and return it to school, along with the $25.00 application fee. Applications must be received by May 10 to hold your child's spot.  After May 10, applications will be accepted from any parent interested in our before and after school program. Applications can be found in the office.

Also, current KEEP parents... all accounts must be paid in full by FRIDAY, May 24th (payment for the following week May 28-31st, MUST be included.).  If not, your child will not be permitted to participate in KEEP the last week of school. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Presley or Mrs. Mut.

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.


Phone Message Sent April 21st

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal.  :)

I'm calling with several important messages.

This week is a FOUR day school week. Students and staff are off tomorrow! We will see everyone back to school on Tuesday.

On Wednesday we will have a Code Red Drill.

Our Spring Chorus concert is Thursday evening at 6:00 pm in our cafeteria.

On Friday, select 5th grade Honors chorus students will be rehearsing at CPAC in preparation for their evening performance.

Cougars, I have some big news. I got married this weekend!!

Your Sunday evening greetings will still come from me but with my new name, Mrs. Forbus. 

We hope you all enjoy the rest of this four day weekend.

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening!


Phone Message Sent April 14th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I am calling with reminders for the upcoming week.
 
Our PTO/SAC meetings are Tuesday evening @ 6:00 pm in our media center.
 
STEM night for 3rd-5th grade families is Thursday evening at 6:00 pm.
 
Next weekend will be a FOUR day weekend. Students are off on Friday (April 19th) AND the following Monday (April 22nd).
 
We hope you enjoy your long weekend.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Phone Message Sent April 7th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
Last week was a GREAT start to FSA testing.
We are so proud of our 3rd-5th grade students.
 
This week is Kindergarten Round-Up.
 
Families can come in between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm all this week to register incoming Kindergarten students.
 
What an exciting time!
 
We hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a nice evening!

Phone Message Sent April 3rd

Good Afternoon Kingsway Families,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
GREAT NEWS!
 
Our Pine River fundraiser items are in for pick-up.
 
Boxes are available for pick-up until 6:00 this evening.
 
Items can also be picked up tomorrow between 7:30 am - and 6:00 pm.
 
Have a great evening! 

Phone Message Sent March 31th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I am calling with one VERY important reminder for the upcoming week.
 
This week begins FSA testing for grades 3-5.
 
4th and 5th grade students take the FSA Writing test on Tuesday (April 2nd).
 
3rd grade students will take the FSA Reading test on Wednesday and Thursday (April 3rd and 4th).
 
Please be sure your students are getting a good night's rest, and eat a filling breakfast each morning.
 
We know our students have worked so hard throughout this school year, and are ready to rock the FSA.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening. :) 

Phone Message Sent March 24th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
We hope you all had a fun filled Spring Break!
 
All students and staff return back to school tomorrow.
 
Here are some reminders for the upcoming week.
 
On Wednesday we will have a Code Red drill.
 
Spring Portraits are on Thursday the 28th. Student must have their portrait forms with them to have this photo taken.
 
Friday night is our Spring Dance for our 3rd - 5th grade students.
 
We hope you all are ready to push through the last quarter. 
 
As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a nice evening.

Phone Message Sent March 10th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I am calling with a few reminders for the upcoming week.
 
Our Pine River fundraiser ended on Friday. All orders must be submitted by Monday.
 
Our Kids Heart Challenge is underway! Use the info that came home on Friday to help your students create their account and raise money for the American Heart Association.
 
This week is a 4 day school week for students! 
Friday is a Teacher work day and the first day of Spring break for students!
 
Come out on Thursday night (March 14th) @ 5:30 pm for our Super Hero Fun Run.
All students can participate.
Ms. Clark will be our DJ, Coach will be grilling hot dogs, and the Kona Ice truck will be there. 
There will be day of registration starting at 5:00 pm in front of the school.
 
Parents,
We are asking that students no longer bring ANY type of trading cards (such as baseball cards, Pokemon, or yu-gi-oh)
to school with them. Cards will be confiscated from students and you will be asked to come pick them up from the front office. 
 
We hope students enjoy their Spring break:)
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Phone Message Sent March 7th

Good Evening Kingsway Families:)

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

The week is almost OVER... but I am calling with some important reminders for tomorrow!

 3rd Grade families: Your students are taking a field trip to CPAC tomorrow.

They are going to see "THE ORCHESTRA SINGS!", A children's symphony concert.

Please be sure they dress nicely for this.

Also, students need to bring their recorders with them on this trip. 

We are so excited for our students to have this experience tomorrow.

COUGARS.....TOMORROW NIGHT IS OUR FINAL CHICK-FIL-A EVENT from 5-7 pm.

There will be another carnival from 5-6. All four schools competing in the challenge will be present. We need ALL of our students to come out and show their COUGAR PRIDE!

At 6:00 the choirs from all of the schools will perform together.

After this performance THREE of our Kingsway teachers will compete with staff members from the other schools in **MINUTE TO WIN IT** games.... this is sure to provide lots of fun and laughter.

We can't wait to see you all there... and remember to vote for Kingsway BEFORE you order your food. 

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.


Phone Message Sent March 7th for Third Grade Families

Good Evening Third Grade Cougar Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I am calling with reminders of the 3rd Grade field trip to CPAC tomorrow.

Your students are going to see "THE ORCHESTRA SINGS!" A children's symphony concert.

Please be sure they dress nicely for this.

Also, students need to bring their recorders with them on this trip. 

We are so excited for our students to have this experience tomorrow.

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.


Phone Message Sent March 3rd

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
This week is our CHICK-FIL-A Challenge.
 
Monday night is our Kingsway Carnival at Chick-Fil-A from 5:00-7:00 pm. There will be games, a bounce house, food, and the opportunity to PIE COACH MCCARTHY IN THE FACE. :)
 
On Friday all of the schools will come back together at Chick-fil-A for the final event. All of the school Choruses will perform, and your school administration will compete in "minute to win it" games. 
 
Remember to "vote for Kingsway" all week BEFORE you order.
 
Use the Chick-Fil-A app!  The restaurant is sure to be busy this week.... make it easy on yourself and order ahead:) (but be sure to write "Kingsway" in the comments section if you use the app to order.
 
I have some great news... registration for the SUPER HERO fun run is extended until this WEDNESDAY! Get your forms in!!!
 
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.
 
As always, thank you all for your continued support and have a nice evening. :)

Kingsway Carnival!

Please join us at Chick-fil-A (near Cochran Blvd) on Monday night (March 4th) from 5-7 PM!  It's going to be a blast!!!  Help us win this week long competition!!!  :-D


Spring Break Sports Clinic

Looking for something to do this Spring Break?  Checkout the CCSO Sports Clinic!!!  Forms are available in the front office.  Or download the form under the Students tab above.  Please return your form to Deputy Morales!

SportsClinicSeeOfficeForForms

 


Fifth Grade Families

We need your child's baby picture for the yearbook! The picture will be returned. Please send a baby picture in with your child and be sure it gets to your child's teacher.
Thank YOUUUUUUU!

Phone Message Sent February 25th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I am calling to notify you all of a small change to our Dr. Seuss celebration week.
 
Wednesday is CLASS PICTURE DAY.... this means we should NOT dress wacky!
 
Instead we will celebrate "Wear your smile Wednesday"
 
Please come dressed nicely.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Phone Message Sent February 24th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I am calling with several reminders for the upcoming week.
 
The last day of fitness week was this Sunday. Please have students return completed sheets to home room teachers or coach McCarthy on Monday. Every student that returns it will automatically receive 25 liveschool points and get their name into a drawing for a prize. There are 27 total prizes.
 
This week we are celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss.
 
On Monday students are encouraged to wear green for "Green Eggs and Ham"
On Tuesday students should wear Red or Blue for "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"
On Wednesday students can wear wacky clothes for "Wacky Wednesday"
On Thursday students should wear a shirt from a college, city, or country they have visited for "Oh the Places You'll Go"
On Friday students will be allowed to wear a hat for "Cat in the Hat Day" if they have read 2,000 tumblebooks for the week.
 
Dr. Suess spirit sticks will be for sale in the front lobby Monday- Thursday mornings.
 
Also on Friday, The Cat in the Hat will be visiting FRE from 7:45-8:45 am.
 
On Tuesday (February 26th) we will have a CODE RED drill. 
 
Wednesday (February 27th) is class picture day. 
 
I hope you all had a relaxing weekend.
 
As always, Thank You for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Phone Message Sent February 18th

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I hope you all have had a fun filled four day weekend.
 
We have a few great opportunities for family involvement this week.
 
Please join us on Tuesday evening at 6:00 in our media center for our PTO/SAC meeting. We have some great news we will be sharing at this meeting in regard to a super exciting opportunity we have been given by a local business. PLUS, your students get big time LiveSchool points when you attend.
 
On (Wednesday) February 20th @ 6:00 pm join us for our FIRST Title I Math and Movement Night. This event is going to be fun and educational. Students will get to wear socks and practice their math skills on large math mats placed on the floor, spend time with their families and teachers, and enjoy pizza after the activities.
 
We hope to see you all at these events this week!
 
As always, Thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful evening. 

Phone Message Sent February 10th

 
Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I am calling with a few reminders for the week.
 
There is still time to be a sponsor for our Super Hero Fun Run. If you need a form please visit our front desk! We will be giving a shout out to those that have already sponsored on our Kingsway Facebook page this week.
 
Families!
 
Tuesday evening (February 12th) from 5:30-7:00 pm is our Family Night for our DINO-MITE Book fair. There will be games, prizes, and of course BOOKS:) We can't to see you there!
 
The book fair will also be open to students all week during school hours!
 
We hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. 
 
As always, Thank You for your continued support and have a wonderful evening!

Seuss and Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week


Phone Message Sent February 3

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I'm sure most of you are enjoying yummy game day snacks as you prepare for the Super Bowl.... so I will make this super quick!

Please remind your students to continue to work hard towards earning points for their LiveSchool HousePoints competition.

We are still collecting sponsorship for our 2019 Super Hero Fun Run. The deadline is February 25th.

Families, join us for our DINO-MITE Book Fair GRAND Event this Thursday (February 7th) from 7:45-8:45 am. Bring your students or send them with another relative, friend, or caretaker to this event and they will receive 25 LiveSchool points for attending. Muffins and juice will be served in our lobby for all in attendance.

I love when the book fair comes to town... a fresh new book is my favorite!

I hope you have all had a restful weekend.

As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a nice evening.


Tax Statements for KEEP

Tax statements can be picked up in the office from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. If you want it mailed, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Superhero Sponsor Form

See the office for a copy!

Sponsor Form for our Fun Run

 


Kingsway’s “Dino-Mite Book Fair

Stomp, Chomp, and Read

February 7th -14th

Thursday, February 7th GRAND Event begins at 7:45 AM

From 7:45 to 8:45AM all KES students are invited to visit and shop with someoneGRAND” … Grandparents, Relatives, Aunts and Uncles, Neighbors, and Devoted caretakers. Juice and muffins will be served in the front lobby.

Thursday, February 7th at 9:00 AM the Dino-Mite Readers” Book Fair will continue for scheduled classes and student shoppers until 11:00 AM Thursday, February 14th.

On Tuesday, February 12th all are invited to attend the KES “Dino-Mite Readers Family Night which will take place from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please come enjoy some great family activities and shop at the Dino-Mite Readers Book Fair. Some of our featured games will be…. a “Triceratoss,” a dinosaur can game, a T-Rex box toss, dinosaur corn hole, a dinosaur egg drop, ring a dinosaur and much more. All games have small dinosaur prizes and cost no money to play. Family fun for everyone!

We hope you are able to visit our book fair and participate in all the reading fun it has to offer. On Thursday, February 14th at 11:00 the Dino-Mite Readers Book Fair will close.

An excited “readerosaurus”,

Ms. K.

KES Media Specialist

Book Fair Family Night

 


Phone Message Sent January 27

Good Evening Kingsway Families,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I hope everyone has stayed dry and warm on this cold, rainy day:)
 
I am calling with reminders for the upcoming week.
 
Parents, Please remember to complete the Title 1 survey that came home with your students. 
 
The Girls on the Run program begins February 11th. Forms went home with students, and online registration is now open. 
 
Sponsorship forms for our 2019 Kingsway Super Hero Fun Run were sent home on Friday. For $75 you can have your business name placed on the back of our official Super Hero Fun Run T-Shirt. This event was such a great time last year, and we look forward to seeing our families join us again for an evening of some physical fitness fun.
 
Cougars, remember to continue working hard to earn LiveSchool House points! Friday will be our House color day, if you wear your house color you will earn LiveSchool Points. 
 
Families, this week is CELEBRATE LITERACY WEEK and we plan to celebrate!
 
On "Musical Munchie Monday" students will get to listen to music or have a snack while reading.
For "Tumblebook Tuesday" students will be encouraged to read as many Tumblebooks as possible.
On "Wordy Wednesday" students are asked to wear clothing with (appropriate) words on them.
On "Thinking Map Thursday" students will create a thinking map about a book they have read.
For "Flashlight Friday" students will have the opportunity to read a book in the dark with only a finger flashlight.
 
We are so excited to see the love of literacy grow for our students through these planned events!
 
As always, Thank You for your continued support and have a nice evening. 

Controlled Open Enrollment is Right Around the Corner!

This is a friendly reminder from Dr. Desjardins, Executive Director of School Support Services for Charlotte County Public Schools, alerting parents that the months of February and March are designated as the school district’s controlled open enrollment window (school choice).  During these months, parents and guardians may select a school in our district other than their child’s assigned geographic school for the upcoming 2019-20 school year as long as that school is not closed due to being at capacity enrollment. If a school is “open” to reassignments, it is important to note that your child is not necessarily guaranteed a spot at that location. If there are more reassignment requests for a particular school than available seats, then the district will use a random lottery to determine which students will be allowed to attend that school. If a random lottery is needed, it will be conducted during the first two weeks of April. 

Any student who is currently on reassignment to a school other than his or her assigned geographic school is no longer required to renew his or her reassignment every year. Your student will remain on that school’s roster until your student has completed the highest grade level offered at that school (5th grade for elementary school and 8th grade for middle school). Out-of-County residents no longer need to renew their reassignment application each year they wish for their student to attend a Charlotte County Public School unless they decide to change the school their student is currently attending.

Reassignment forms are available at any Charlotte County Public School, Charlotte County Public Schools Murdock Center, or on the web at www.yourcharlotteschools.net.  A complete listing of schools that are at capacity (closed to reassignments) is also available on the school district’s website. If you decide to select a school other than your child’s assigned geographic school, be careful to research the special conditions such as athletic eligibility that are attached to reassignment obligations. Transportation is not provided for students who have obtained a reassignment. Out-of-County students no longer need to obtain a signature (release) from their county of residence.

Parents or guardians who have any additional questions may call 941-255-0808, extension 3005.

Open Enrollment Info


Celebrate Literacy Week, January 28th-February 1st!

1/28: Musical Munchie Monday

Listen to music or eat a snack while you read!

1/29: Tumblebooks Tuesday

Read as many Tumblebooks as possible!

1/30: Wordy Wednesday

Wear clothes with words on them!

1/31: Thinking Map Thursday

Create a Thinking Map on a book you read.

2/1: Flashlight Friday

Read a book in the dark using a finger flashlight!

CelebrateLiteracyWeek


Phone Message Sent January 21st

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I hope you have all had a fun-filled three day weekend.

I am calling with a few reminders for the upcoming week.

We are asking that you ALL please complete the Title I Survey that came home with your students last week. Do not worry if you are unable to find the sheet, you can also find the link to this on our school website or on our Facebook page.

Parents, if your students eat breakfast at Kingsway before going to class, please be sure that they are arriving to school by 8:40. This gives students enough time to eat breakfast and get to class on time.

Middle of the Year i-Ready testing begins this week. Please encourage your students to take their time and try their best on this.

On Wednesday (January 23rd) we will have a Code Red Drill. During this drill some students will be practicing getting into the building as quickly as possible as if there is danger outside of the building. The rest of the classes will practice a regular lock down in their classrooms.  Parents please talk to your students about the importance of paying attention during these drills and remind them that it is only practice. Deputy Morales will be supervising this drill to ensure accuracy and student safety.

On Thursday (January 24th) it is the 100th DAY OF SCHOOL:)

Parents of 3rd -5th graders we are hosting our FSA parent presentation on Friday at 9:00 am. This is an opportunity for you to come and learn about FSA testing and what to expect for your students.

Before I go, I would like to once again thank all of the Kingsway staff and families that came out on Friday night to make our Winter Palooza a great success.

As always, Thank You for your continued support and have a nice evening.


Girls on the Run

Registration is now OPEN!!!  Please sign up by January 25th.

https://www.gotrswfl.org/Register-Now


Phone Message Sent January 15th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars!

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I'm sure you're shocked to hear my voice on a Tuesday evening... but we just have so much great stuff going on this week.

Parents... YOU STILL HAVE TIME to attend our PTO/SAC meetings this evening at 6:00 in our Media center. Your support is so needed and SO greatly appreciated... AND your students receive LiveSchool Points when you attend.

COUGARS! Don't forget that FRE is open on Wednesday mornings and afternoons, as well as Friday mornings! I hope to see you all there tomorrow morning!

Friday is going to be packed with so much fun! Don't forget we are having our LiveSchool HousePoints Pep Rally. Your students should have come home this evening with a slip that tells you what color House they are a part of. We are asking that students wear their house color this Friday. 

Friday evening is our Winter Palooza @ 6:00pm. Parents, we are in need of volunteers! It takes a village to make sure our events go smoothly for our students. We need the most help for the second shift. Volunteer forms are due back tomorrow. 

I hope everyone is having a great week.

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.


Title 1 Survey

Visit https://surveys.panoramaed.com/charlottecounty/login to take the survey.  Use FAM followed by your child's student ID to enter the survey.  Thank YOU!

Title 1 Survey from 1/14-2/8


Phone Message Sent January 13

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars. :)

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I am calling with this week's reminders.

Tuesday evening is our SAC/PTO meeting at 6:00 pm in our media center. Don't forget that your students receive 25 LiveSchool points for your attendance.

This week we will be holding our First semester awards... if your student is receiving an award you either have or will receive a notice.

Here is the schedule for grade level awards:

 

On Wednesday January 16th:

Kindergarten awards are at 9:05.

First grade awards are at 9:45

 

On Thursday January 17th:

Second grade awards are at 9:05

Third grade awards are at 9:45

 

On Friday January 18th:

Fourth grade awards are at 9:05

Fifth grade awards are at 9:45

 

FRIDAY EVENING IS OUR WINTER PALOOZA at 6:00pm.

The entrance fee is a nonperishable item!

We are SO excited to see you all there!

There will be fun games/prizes and lots memories to be made.

We hope you have had a weekend filled with fun and relaxation.  :)

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a great evening!


Phone Message Sent January 8th

Good Evening Kingsway Families!
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR:)
 
We are so excited to see all of our students tomorrow!
 
We do not have any events happening this week. 
 
I do want to remind families that our new fence is up and functioning. We are asking that families that should be picking up their students from parent pick up are doing so instead of parking on the sides of the school. Also, the gates that allow biker/walker students to get onto campus will not open until 8:00 am. Please be sure that your biker and walker students are not arriving any earlier.
 
We hope you have had a restful winter break and we are looking forward to a second half of the school year filled with fun and learning.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Champ's On Wheels is serving lunch for free to children 18 years old or younger Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week over the holiday break, 12/26-12/28/2018 and 1/2-1/4/2019.  Meet this mobile feeding bus between 11:30 AM and 12:00 noon at the Port Charlotte Library on Aaron Street by the Cultural Center or between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM at the Hampton Point Apartments on Luther Road off Rampart Boulevard, near buildings 11 & 12.  Champ's On Wheels is offering customer favorites:  chicken tenders, bosco sticks, cheese pizza, Champburger and dill chicken fillet sandwich on various days.  Happy Holidays from Champ's Cafe!

Champs Bus

Champs Menu and Times


Phone Message Sent December 16th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
ONLY FIVE MORE DAYS Until Christmas Break!!
 
This week is going to be filled with holiday celebration and cheer...
 
Monday is Crazy Sock Day.
Tuesday is Dress like a Candy Cane Day.
Wednesday is Ugly Sweater Day.
Thursday is Dress Like your favorite holiday character Day.
Friday is Holiday Celebration Day.
 
We are excited to see all of the students get involved!
 
We hope you have had a great weekend and have a restful holiday break.
 
As always, Thank You for your continued support and have a nice evening.

Phone Message Sent December 10th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian. 

We have some FUN stuff going on this week!

Candy grams are for sale (for $1) Tuesday through Friday of this week. Forms were sent home so parents can send a message to their students, or students can purchase them to send to their friends or teachers. Candy gram sales will be in the front lobby between 8:00-8:30 am, Tues-Friday. Candy Grams will be delivered on Tuesday (December 18th).

We are also selling HOLIDAY spirit sticks on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Students can purchase their spirit sticks in the front lobby from 8:00-8:30 am. These can be purchased for $1 or by using AR points!

Friday Evening is the 3rd-5th Grade Winter Dance. The dance is being held in our cafeteria from 6:00-7:30 pm and the cost is $10 to attend and includes pizza and a drink. We will also have baked items for sale at the event. The form and $10 must be returned by December 12th for students to attend.

COUGARS!! December 11th (tomorrow night) is spirit night at Culver's from 4-8 pm. We are so excited to celebrate our 2nd quarter with you all! I love watching our students wear the Culver's apron and have the fun opportunity to deliver food to the patrons. It's a fun and interactive spirit night! We can't wait to see you all there THIS TUESDAY EVENING!

These are all the reminders I have for this week!

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a great week!


Phone Message Sent December 2nd

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your assistant principal, Ms. Moradian. 

I do not have any important reminder for this week. 

I would however like to remind everyone of a few school based procedures we have a Kingsway.

We ask that students DO NOT get dropped off at the school before 8:00 am unless they attend our before school program. There are no staff members in the front area until then, and student safety is always a top priority.

Families, when you visit students at Kingsway during lunch we ask that only your students joins you in the family dining area. We ask that you do not share any food products with other students in the cafeteria as we have students with various allergies. We also ask that you do not send sweets or baked goods for celebrations. Teachers are allotted a certain amount of days each year to have these types of goodies for their classroom and will notify you when they would like for you to send them in. 

As I'm sure you have noticed... We have a new fence around the perimeter of our school. This is another step the district has taken in ensuring school safety. With the new fence will come some slight changes in dismissal of biker/walker students. We will notify you with exact details once the fence is complete. In the meantime we would like to ask that parents use the parent pick-up lines as they should be rather than parking cars on the sides of the school and having students walk across streets to get into vehicles. Once again, we think first of student safety, and traffic is heavy around the school during this time. 

I hope you all had a restful weekend.

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a great night.


Phone Message Sent November 25th

Good Evening Kingsway Families:)

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break.

The only important reminder for the upcoming week is that we have a CODE RED DRILL on Tuesday. 

Parents, We will be practicing evacuating the cafeteria with our kindergarten and first grade students for this drill. We ask that you please talk to your children, explain that we are only practicing, and the importance of following directions and remaining quiet during the drill. Our school resource officer, Deputy Morales will be supervising this drill and directing all staff and students. Students will only evacuate to the bus loop for the purpose of the drill. PLEASE REMEMBER, in the case of a real CODE RED evacuation, our family reunification site is the Herald Rec Center.

Thank You all for your continued support, and have a great evening.


Phone Message Sent November 18th

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I'm calling with one very important reminder.  Thanksgiving break starts this week on Wednesday, November 21st.  We will see you all back Monday, November 26th.  As always, thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful holiday.


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Message Sent November 13th

Earlier this morning, the District received a suspicious email that made a general threat to schools in Florida. The email was not specifically aimed at Charlotte County Public Schools. The District has conducted an investigation and does not believe there is a credible threat against our schools at this time.
 
A voice message was sent out to our employees and families by Dr. Desjardins at 11:41 AM informing you of the situation.

 Phone Message Sent November 5th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I would like to start my call by thanking all of you that are Veterans. We are so grateful for those who have served our Country.

We have so many fun events this week!

Students... Wear Red, White, and Blue tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day.:)

There is a District School board meeting on Tuesday evening at 5:00. Our Kingsway Chorus will be performing at this meeting... Please come and support our students at this event.

Also on Tuesday evening, is our PTO meeting at 6:00 in our media center. We are so pleased with the family support we have been receiving and thank you all for investing in our students.

The Student thinking maps team meets this Thursday morning at 8:00 am in Mrs. Hotchkiss' room. Don't forget to wear your Thinking Map shirts.:)

I hope you all had some time to enjoy the weather today, spent time with family and friends, and maybe even read a good book.

As always, Thank You all for your continued support and have a wonderful evening!


Phone Message Sent November 5th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

Heads Up!!! This message contains IMPORTANT reminders and information.

Your students received their prizes and enjoyed their party today for selling Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies! Thanks to ALL of YOU, this fundraiser was a HUGE success! 

Students have NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Tuesday (November 6th). 

Wednesday is Dress Like a Cow Day. Students should come to FRE Wednesday morning to see the Chic-Fil-A Cow, earn a surprise for dressing like a cow, and most importantly, CHECK OUT SOME GOOD BOOKS!

Our Kingsway Fall Festival is this Friday evening at 6:00. We encourage all of our families to come celebrate this annual event. There are games to be played, prizes to be won, and memories to be made.

Parents, Grandparents and Guardians of Kingsway Elementary School Students. This part of my call is to remind you of our upcoming election day tomorrow, November 6th, when, among other important decisions you will make about our County, State, and Nation, you will consider a referendum that would provide a much-needed operational millage for our schools. Because you have a personal and unique view of our school through your child’s experience, you possess daily parental information about our programs and needs.

If passed, millage-dollars will be dedicated to providing a more stable and improved program of instruction for OUR children. An increase in instructional time, improvement in lagging teacher and staff wages, more effective and dynamic programming in career tech and in reading, removal of pay-for-play fees in activities and athletics, and bolstered school security are among the expected changes that will occur for OUR children at Kingsway.

Please consider this ballot question carefully: the quality of Kingsway, of our school district, and of our academic and co-curricular opportunities for children depends on our votes. All of us who live in Charlotte County share in the responsibility of providing generational school support to our children as we prepare them for their futures and our own. Thank you for listening to this message. Thank you for voting on November 6th!

As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a wonderful evening.


Phone Message Sent October 28th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I am calling with a few important messages.

Quarter 1 Report Cards will be coming home with your students this week!

Picture retakes are this TUESDAY (October 30th).

Halloween is Wednesday evening. Students, stay with your friends and near an adult, and remember to wear reflective items so you can be seen when it gets dark.

Parents,

Tomorrow we will be conducting our 3rd Code Red Drill. We notified all students during the morning announcements last week of the upcoming drill. In order to be best prepared for a real emergency, we will practice locking down or evacuating for various situations during each Code Red drill. Tomorrow, some of our 2nd-5th grade students will be practicing evacuating from the cafeteria. They will evacuate onto the bus loop, teachers will conduct a head count, and once the drill is complete all students will return to class. In the event of a REAL school evacuation due to code red or active shooter situation, our students and staff would evacuate and report to the herald rec center for family reunification. Please talk to your students about the importance of remaining calm, the importance of practicing, and remind them that it is only a drill. Our school Resource Officer (Deputy Morales) will be present to supervise this drill and assist students and staff.

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.  :-)

As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a great evening.


Phone Message Sent October 21st

Good Evening Kingsway families,

This is your assistant principal, Ms. Moradian.

It's the start of a new Quarter! We are so excited to work together at LEARNING. We will work hard to increase our achievement!

Don't forget Friday is our vocabulary parade. Find a dictionary and pick a super awesome word! Make sure we can see the definition on your costume! Students, please remember... no makeup and no real or toy weapons. Parents, reminders have been coming home with your students with details. We would love for you all to join our students in the annual celebration.

Great news... our AR store is opening this Friday. Students can earn points by reading and taking AR tests. Then they can take their points and purchase prizes.

We hope you have enjoyed your 3 day weekend.

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a great evening.


Vocabulary Parade

Remember to bring your costume to school with you on October 26th, 2018.  A parent viewing area will be available!!!  A few rules…

-Wear appropriate footwear (children will be going up and down stairs).

-No play weapons such as guns, knives, nun chucks, etc.

-No makeup

The parade begins at 9:15 AM.  We look forward to seeing you!


Safe Halloween Fun!

Cops and Goblins on 10/31 from 6-8 PM.


Children Helping Children

Kingsway Cougars are collecting supplies to help the schools impacted by the hurricane in the Panhandle.  Please bring school supplies to KES and we will make sure they're delivered.  :-)

Supply drive to help Panhandle.

 


Phone Message Sent October 14th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian. I am calling with reminders of events for the upcoming week.

Monday night is our FIRST School Spirit night at Dairy Queen on Kings Highway from 4:00-7:00 pm. We are so excited to celebrate our students' first quarter achievements, as well as Ms. Johnston's birthday!

Tuesday evening is our PTO/SAC meeting at 6:00 in our media center.

Join us at FRE on Wednesday morning!!

Don't forget, students have NO SCHOOL on Friday for the teacher work day!

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.

As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a great evening.


Nominate your favorite KES Cougar!

Nominations are open for teacher/support employee of the year. 

https://cfapps.yourcharlotteschools.net/nominate/


Phone Message Sent October 7th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your assistant principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
I only have two quick messages this evening:)
 
First... YES THERE IS SCHOOL TOMORROW... Students will recognize Columbus day at School:)
 
Parents... please check your students' folders tomorrow... We are sending home forms for FLU shots that will be available at school.
 
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend, and have started enjoying some fall festivities.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a great evening.

The vocab parade is October 26th, 2018 at 9:15 AM.  Letters are going home.

Announcing our 3rd annual Kingsway Vocabulary Parade…

Our Kingsway Vocabulary Parade is a wonderful way to celebrate a love of words and reading.  Our vocabulary parade also provides a fun and academic focus for dressing up in creative costumes.  Each student selects a word that becomes a costume.  Put your thinking caps on!  How could a costume represent an ATOM? POROUS? Or ZIGZAG?  From A to Z, students can consider the entire dictionary as possible wardrobe choices.


When planning a costume students should think of a word that would have an interesting costume design.  Think about unusual words that others may not already know.  Consider recycling items from around your home to make a creative homemade costume.  Items can include: boxes, poster board, hats, paper bags, fabric, tin foil, etc.  Remember to make a large card or sign with the chosen vocabulary word on it, so others will know which word is represented in your costume.  You can carry the word, make a headband or hat, or have it as part of your costume.  Your word just needs to be visible so others can read it! Please do not include any weapons, sharp objects, or dangerous materials in your costume.

Remember to bring your costume to school with you on the day of the parade,  October 26th, 2018! A parent viewing area will be available after checking in with the front office. A few rules….

* Wear appropriate footwear since children will be going up and down stairs.

* No play weapons such as guns, knives, nun chucks, etc.

* No makeup.

For inspiration in creating your costume, there are lots of great ideas online.

Check out Pinterest.com and type vocabulary parade into the search box.

Thank you for helping us make vocabulary instruction into a Parade of Words!

Date: October 26th, 2018

Time: 9:15 AM


Phone Message Sent September 30th

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

The month of September is ending, and that means we can tally up all of the classroom's total days of perfect attendance for the month and find our grade level winners. The classes with the most days of perfect attendance will get to attend the AttenDANCE on October 4th @ 2:00 in our cafeteria. These classes will get to spend the end of the school day celebrating their efforts of being at school, all day, every day. 

Parents, this is another friendly reminder that students are able to enter our school building starting at 8:00 am. For their safety, we are asking that you DO NOT drop students off at the front of the school to wait before then.

Don't forget.... Our first school spirit night is scheduled for Monday, October 15th @ 4:00 pm. Join us at the King's Highway Dairy Queen for a sweet treat!

I hope you all had a weekend filled with fun, family, and maybe even some reading.

As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a nice evening.


Phone Message Sent September 23rd

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I don't have too many reminders this week, this will be quick!

Picture day is THIS WEDNESDAY (September 26th)!!

Students...Be sure to come dressed with your best smile:)

Dads, this Wednesday is "Dads drive your students to school" day. Dads (or any male guardian) are invited to visit our FRE with your students.

Parents, did you know that your students have FIVE more days left of our attenDANCE competition. Classrooms are receiving 1 point for every day that the class has perfect attendance. The classrooms for each grade level or unit with the most points for the month of September will attend a Dance party in the cafeteria on October 4th at the end of the school day! 

Great News!!! We have scheduled our FIRST school spirit night. This will be held at King's Highway Dairy Queen on (Monday) October 15th from 4:00-7:00 pm. Please put this in your calendar NOW. This will be a great way to celebrate your students' success during the first quarter!

As always, we are so thankful for your continued support, and have a great evening. :)


Picture Day :-)

Picture Day is September 26th.

Picture day is Wednesday, September 26th.  Visit www.mylifetouch.com and use the Picture ID: FT108111Q0 to order pictures.

 


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Phone Message Sent September 16th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I hope you have all had a restful weekend.

I am calling with some reminders of this week's events.

This Tuesday evening is our SAC/ PTO meeting. A member of the school board will be attending this meeting to explain the referendum and how it will affect Charlotte County Public Schools. Your students will receive 50 LiveSchool points for your attendance at this meeting. We had such a great turnout for our first SAC/PTO meetings last month, and we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support in building relationships between our school, your homes, and the community. 

Picture day is coming up on September 26th, Flyers will be coming home with your students this week.

Fifth grade shirts are for sale THIS WEEK. This fundraiser supports the End of the Year Fifth grade field trip.

That is all I have for now. 

As always, thank you all for your continued support and have a great week!


Phone Message Sent September 9th

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian. I am calling with a few important reminders.

Parents, please remember that student drop off begins @ 8:00 am.

FAMILIES... Listen Up... My own Kingsway cougars and I have a quick riddle for you!

Knock Knock.

Who's There?

Building.

Building WHO?

I'm so GLAD you asked... Building READERS…that's who! :)

THIS Tuesday evening (the 11th), is our Building Readers Book Fair FAMILY NIGHT from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Join us for an opportunity to purchase some great books from our construction themed book fair and to play some super FUN games that your very own teachers will be helping you with. 

We are always excited to make new memories and share the love of literacy with our students and their families. We hope to see you there!

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a great evening.


DADS:  Take your child to school day is 9/26/18.  :-)  Come check out the FRE!

Dads, take your child to school day is 9/26/18.


Bus Drivers Needed (August 31, 2018)

Are you looking for a fun, rewarding career that offers GREAT benefits, a pretty flexible schedule (school holidays off) and an opportunity to impact our students?
If the answer is yes, then Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for you!!
We are currently seeking about (10) full-time, three (8 hour) Operations drivers, and at least five to six substitute drivers (who could work 1-5 days a week filling in as needed).
We will pay for the required 40-hour training class and will provide assistance, as needed, with fingerprinting and other application fees for qualifying bus driver applicants. We will also help you with the DOT physical, drug screen and other requirements. All you have to do is have a clean driving history and criminal record, love kids and be ready to make a difference when you go to work every day!
Interested? Contact the staff in the Transportation Department:
Call Stephanie Rickard (941) 575-5432 for details on how to get started.
You could be earning as much as $12-$14 an hour as a CCPS bus driver in just a couple of weeks.

CCPS is now hiring bus drivers!

 


Shirt Orders (August 30, 2018)

If you ordered a school shirt, hang in there! The shirt company we are using had an issue and we had to reorder.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Have an awesome end to your week! :-)

Phone Message Sent August 27, 2018

Good Evening Kingsway Families,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

I am calling with a few very important reminders.

School is CLOSED tomorrow (Tuesday, August 28th) for Primary elections.

Students return back to school on Wednesday.

This week we are supporting our Kindergarten friends during their color week.

Today was RED day.

Wednesday is YELLOW day.

Thursday is GREEN day.

Friday is BLUE day.

We would love to see ALL of our students wearing the colors for each day!

Everyone is doing a great job with Otis Spunkmeyer sales!! Keep up the great work... cookie sales end on September 4th.

Don't forget to visit FRE this Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday hours are 7:45am-8:30am and 3:00pm - 3:30pm.

Friday hours are 7:45am-8:30 am.

This is a great opportunity for family involvement, and for your students to get their hands on some great books.

Please remember students must attend with a parent/guardian, and you must write a note to their teacher each time they will be attending FRE on a Wednesday afternoon.

This Friday is our Summer Slide reward event. Students that completed their entire Summer Slide activity will get to visit the ice cream truck for a cold sweet treat.

We hope you had a fun weekend!

We encourage you to get out and vote tomorrow!

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a great week!


Phone Message Sent August 12, 2018

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,

This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.

You all can expect a call from me every Sunday evening with news for the upcoming week.

Kindergartners, we can't wait to see you this week!

Don't forget, you each were assigned a day to start (either Monday or Tuesday), then ALL of you will attend on Wednesday. If you are unsure of your start day, you can call the school tomorrow morning.

All students should have their summer slide activities turned in by this FRIDAY!

PARENTS, you should have received a letter regarding our new airphone system that has been placed at the entrance doors of our front office. You are now required to present your ID in order for us to let you into our building.

Please be sure to complete and return all forms that came home with your student.

Friday was a great start to the school year, and we hope your students came home excited and ready to learn.

As always, thank you for your continued support, and have a great evening.


Phone Message Sent August 7, 2018

 

Good Evening Kingsway Cougars,
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian. 
 
We have great news! Our student enrollment is growing! Everyone wants to show some Cougar Pride;)
 
Due to the increase in students, we have added some great additions to our staff, and have in turn made some classroom changes. 
 
Classroom lists will be posted on our windows in our lobby tomorrow evening at open house. Please look for your students' names before heading into the hallways.
 
We apologize for any last minute changes, and we assure you that whichever class list you have already used for your school supply shopping will be gratefully accepted in any room!
 
Teachers have been working hard to have their rooms ready for you to visit! We are so excited to see you tomorrow evening from 5:30-6:30!
 
Don't forget to stop in the cafeteria and purchase your new Kingsway Tee before you leave!
 
See you all tomorrow!
 
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful evening.
 

 

Phone Message Sent August 7, 2018

 

Hello Parents and Guardians of Charlotte County Public School students!  This is Terri Whitacre, director of Champ's Cafe, calling to inform you that your child's school offers free meals to all students this school year.  Thanks to a USDA program, free breakfast and free lunch are available to your child each school day.  No applications are required.  Students are welcomed to select food items comprising the entire meal or just 3 food items, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable.  Would you please encourage your child to enjoy a free breakfast and free lunch at their school this year?  Your child may even bring a lunch from home and enhance it by selecting 3 or more food items.  Although meals are free, students may purchase healthy Smart Snacks with cash or by spending money on their account.  If a student has a negative balance, they are not permitted to by ala carte food items. Your child's account balance can be viewed via FOCUS and via PayPAMS at no charge. Feel free to call my office with any questions you may have at 941-575-5400.  I wish your student a successful school year, full of healthy meals from Champ's Cafe!   

 


Phone Message Sent August 2, 2018

Good Evening Kingsway Families:)
 
This is your Assistant Principal, Ms. Moradian.
 
Can you believe that summer break is almost over?!?!
 
I hope you all had fun in the sun, got to spend quality time with friends and family, and enjoyed some cool adventures.
 
I also hope you stayed busy READING, and are almost finished with your summer slide activities!
 
I am calling with lots of information.. so grab a pen and a piece of paper.
 
Open house for incoming Kindergartners is on Thursday (August 9th) @ 5:00 pm. PLEASE be sure to attend as students will find out who their teacher is for the school year as well as which day your student will start school.
 
Open house for 1st through 5th grade is on Wednesday (August 8th) from 5:30-6:30 pm. 
On this evening students and families will have the opportunity to meet their teachers and visit the cafeteria to receive info about various community programs available.
We have created a new school t-shirt to celebrate our 20th anniversary.... These will be for sale along with other fun Kingsway swag at both open houses. T-shirts are $10.00.
 
FSA scores are in and will be available for pick up starting Monday (August 6th). Stop in the front office to pick them up. We will also have these available at a table during open house on the 8th.
 
Class letters were recently mailed home. This should have contained your students' teacher as well as a supply list. ALL grade levels please bring supplies to your open house.
 
The first day of school for our 1st through 5th grade students is August 10th.
 
Kindergartners have a staggered entrance beginning August 13th. Some students will start on Monday (August 13th) and some on Tuesday (August 14th).. you will be informed of your students' start date at their open house. ALL KINDERGARTNERS report to school for the regular schedule beginning Wednesday (August 15th).
 
Just a reminder school hours are 8:55-2:55. Doors open for our students at 8:00 am each day so they may get breakfast before starting their day.
 
I know this has been so much information... You can also review this message on our Kingsway Facebook page.
 
Ms. Johnston and I can't wait to see all of your smiling faces and are so excited to build new memories during the 2018-2019 school year. 
 
As always, we are so thankful for your continued support. Have a wonderful evening and enjoy your last week off.

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 Message Sent March 22, 2018:

To the families of Charlotte County Schools and our community,

We continue to share in the nation’s collective grief following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Student safety is essential. Charlotte County Schools, in partnership with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Punta Gorda Police Department, have established extensive school safety procedures and have reviewed current protocol to ensure effectiveness and to authorize additional action, if necessary.

Actions we are taking to keep your child safe

Safety is our top priority. We work to ensure that our buildings are as safe as possible. Safety and security audits for each of our schools are conducted annually and consistently to prioritize the safety needs of each school.

The most important action we take to protect student safety is to create a sense of welcome and belonging for our students.  However, here are just some of the additional safety precautions we have in place at schools throughout the district: 

  • Updating school safety plans each year
  • Staffing every one of our elementary, middle and high schools with a School Resource Officer
  • Holding emergency drills, including lockdowns and evacuations
  • Training staff and students on how to respond in emergency situations
  • Requiring mandatory ID badges for staff
  • Limiting school access to one point-of-entry during school hours
  • Utilizing a buzzer system which provides school office staff some time to verify a visitor’s identity before allowing entrance into the main part of the campus
  • Monitoring school hallways with security cameras
  • Staffing our high schools with at least one security specialist
  • Joint training with the command staff of both the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the Punta Gorda Police Department
  • Analyzing thorough assessments of the “hard scape” of school buildings to improve and enforce school safety

Actions families can take

Families play an important role in helping our schools remain safe. We need your vigilance to ensure that any safety concern is reported immediately. If you or your child see something, say something. Call your school’s administrator, a school district official, or if it is an emergency – call 911 immediately.

Here are some other suggestions of action you can take:

  • Discuss school safety with your children while acknowledging the issue that is gripping our nation
  • Stay connected and monitor your student’s social media activities
  • Follow the law and lock any firearms in an approved storage component or locker
  • Ensure your children do not have access to firearms while visiting other homes

We believe that students should report to school ready and able to develop their love of learning while planning and preparing for their future without the fear or worry that their school may be the scene of the next national tragedy. 

Finally, after extensive conversations among the Charlotte School District, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the Punta Gorda Police Department, we believe the best avenue to keep our students as safe as possible in school is not to arm teachers but rather to staff the schools with the needed additional School Resource Officers and mental health professionals.  Charlotte County Schools will not be arming their teachers.  Charlotte County Schools and local law enforcement will continue to work together to keep our students and school community safe.

 

Superintendent Dionisio     School Board Chair Vincent    Sheriff Prummell    Police Chief Davis

 


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