Phone Message Sent November 26th
Phone Message Sent November 19th
Hello Cougar Leaders! This is Ms. Joiner with this week’s school connect call.
We are in our final days of our November schoolwide reading challenge! So far, our students have read over 4.4 million words! If our students read 5,000,000 words by Monday, November 27th, on Tuesday November 28th, we will celebrate by wearing fashionable Turkey Ties. These ties can be silly ties, festive ties, funny ties, striped ties, polka-dotted ties, homemade ties, tacky ties, or bow ties. We will also provide paper ties that students can decorate themselves. We can't wait to see the ties that trot in. Keep up the reading, cougar leaders! I am so proud of you!
Thankful Thursday is a HUGE hit! Our amazing staff members were so touched by the notes of appreciation from our Cougar Families! We will be continuing Thankful Thursday every Thursday this month. The Google form to submit messages was sent on Remind and Facebook. November 30th is our last Thankful Thursday.
Thankful Thursday Link: rmd.me/1jYacaPPolm
Leadership Day is Tuesday, November 21st. This event is for our cougar families to visit classrooms and enjoy a student-led conference! Students will review their leadership notebooks and tell of their accomplishments this school year. We can’t wait!
Please join us for our Panera Bread Spirit Night on November 20th from 4-8pm. You must bring your flyer, show the digital version, or use the specific code for online orders. We will post the flyer on both Facebook and Remind. Thanksgiving break begins Wednesday, November 22nd. This means we will only have school on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Well, that’s all for now! I'll see you all on Monday. Have a great evening. Goodbye!
Phone Message Sent November 12th
Phone Message Sent November 5th
Phone Message Sent October 29th
Phone Message Sent October 22nd
Toys for Tots: Last Day to Apply is November 16, 2023
Angel Tree: Interview Appointments available through October 20, 2023 (Code is: PCJoy23
KES Thanksgiving Assistance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kND1NdjAgeXQiF3S7S7gDiv-Dy59xPz7XYoQDNnQMHk/viewform?edit_requested=true
Phone Message Sent October 15th
Phone Message Sent October 8th
Book Character Pumpkins
Phone Message Sent October 1st
Phone Message Sent September 29th
Phone Message Sent September 24th
Phone Message Sent September 17th
Phone Message Sent September 10th
Call 1-800-451-1954 if you need help cleaning up from Idalia.
Message Sent September 3rd
Message sent August 30th
Good afternoon families and students,
This is Mark Vianello, Superintendent of Schools with an important update. I hope you, your family, and your belongings made it through the last few days without harm. Charlotte County Public Schools, in conjunction with the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center, have been actively monitoring the steady improvement of local conditions and the school district has inspected all schools finding them to be safe for students and staff to return.
Therefore I am sharing the good news that on Thursday, all schools will reopen and extra-curricular activities will resume as scheduled. As we come together again, please know that our students and staff's well-being will always remain the top priority.
Thank you for being an integral part of our school community and Go CCPS!
Phone Message Sent August 27th
Message from the Superintendent sent August 27th
Good afternoon, this is Mark Vianello, Superintendent of Schools with an important message about Tropical Storm Idalia.
Charlotte County Public Schools continues to work in collaboration with the Charlotte County Emergency Operation Center to closely monitor the approach of Tropical Storm Idalia. The storm is forecasted to become a hurricane upon landfall and although Charlotte County is not currently in the cone of uncertainty, the chances of tropical force winds impacting Charlotte County are increasing due to expected intensity.
Charlotte County Schools will be open as usual tomorrow. Again, there are no cancellations for Monday, August 28. We will make any announcements about school closings or activity cancellations via our parent-connect phone system and by placing the information on our district website if they should occur. In addition, Charlotte County Schools will notify local news media of any cancellations.
We will provide updates to keep you as informed as possible. Please stay safe and prepared, and thank you for your support of Charlotte County Public Schools.
Message Sent Via Remind and Social Pages on August 27th
Phone Message Sent August 20th
Phone Message Sent August 13th
Hello Cougar Leaders! This is your assistant principal, Ms. Joiner, with this week’s school connect call. We had a fantastic first week of school with our Champions. Thank you all for helping to make the first week so fantastic! A huge shout out to our Kingsway Cougar Staff members as they were amazing in welcoming our students to a safe learning environment that is student-centered and full of academic awesomeness. Students are still learning new procedures, but are quickly adapting to the expectations and routines of their new classrooms. The excitement of the building has been amazing. We were so excited to welcome all of our cougar leaders to the 23-24 school year.
This past week, students were introduced to our school-wide Always be Proud to LEAD expectations. These expectations provide the building blocks to a learning environment that supports positive behaviors. Please see the LEAD expectations in the Title One compact, on our school’s website and social media accounts. Please review these expectations with your student.
Arrival went very well this week. Seeing all of the happy faces as they arrived on campus was so good. Please keep in mind that we start welcoming students on campus at 8 am. Please do not release your student from cars before this time. The cafeteria opens for breakfast at 8 am and students can head to classrooms starting at 8:10 am. Students should be in their seats ready to learn by 8:40 am. Please do not drop students off outside our fenced area. This slows down traffic and is unsafe. Also, please do not drop students off in the winding road on our campus to walk through traffic to get inside the building. The only students getting out of the cars should be directly in front of the school where adults are assisting and monitoring the students.
Thank you for your patience during Parent Pick-up this past week. A dismissal letter was sent home. In addition, this letter was posted on our school website, on Remind, and on social media accounts. Please see this letter as it explains all of the important details of our KES dismissal! Here are a few reminders from that letter: The PPU card should be displayed on your rear-view mirror until your student gets in the car, when your child is in the car, please remove it. This signals to us that your car is all set! As you move through the line please pull close to the car in front of you, pay attention to your surroundings, and do not park on crosswalks. Please do not be on your cell phone as this is a huge distraction. The whole line will move as one. This means you shouldn’t pull out of the line to pass someone else, even if you have your student. This is to ensure that all students loading into cars are safe before traffic moves. We have PPU times down close to 3:40 pm and we will continue to get faster as we do our best to get students home in a safe and orderly manner. Please remember that the bus side PPU starts moving after the buses have left. This sometimes delays the start of the line. While waiting, please do not block any drive ways on Harold Ave. Again, please be patient. Students that are walkers have two locations to be released. Please know which side your walker is released on and the correct location for pickup. Kindergarten and first-grade students will need a guardian present with a walker tag. If no guardian or no walker tag is present at the correct location, the student will be escorted back to the office and the guardian will be expected to show ID to pick up a child. We will not dismiss any walker to parked cars. If you want to pick up your child by car- please go through PPU. On rainy day dismissal, ALL walkers will go to the cafeteria and be dismissed through the front parent pick-up line. If you go to the bus side PPU, you’ll be asked to go to the front to get your child. Please make sure you have a PPU card! If not, you’ll be asked to go inside to pick up that card and your child. Thank you for following all of these procedures for the safety of our cougars.
Please make sure you register and complete your child’s emergency forms on Focus. Your child’s emergency card is vital for us to be able to get ahold of you during the school day. We want to make sure all the information is accurate. We will not be having paper emergency cards. If you need help finding your child’s ID or 4-digit PIN, please call the office and ask for Mrs. Hilton. Thank you to those parents that have already completed this process. We are over 60% of families with Focus Portal accounts and we’d love to get to 100%!!! We so appreciate the effort from our parents.
Have you ordered your new Champions T-shirts? They’re on sale now! T-shirt order forms will be sent home this week.
Please make sure you have signed up on Remind with your child’s teacher. This is so important for the communication of our school. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We use social media to update our families and to give a lot of important information about resources, current happenings, and upcoming events. Finally, make sure you bookmark our school’s website. This is the hub of information for our school.
Speaking of school information, have you signed up for SAC or PTO? Be on the lookout for flyers to join these amazing parent organizations for the betterment of our school!
I know this is a lot of information and appreciate your listening. A copy of this phone message will be available on our school website and social media accounts.
Thank you to all of our families for continuing to help make Kingsway a great place. Your support, patience, and assistance are so Positively vital. I am looking forward to seeing our proud to LEAD cougars tomorrow!
That’s all for now! Have a great evening. Goodbye.
Phone Message Sent August 7th
Good evening Cougar Families. This is Mrs. Kelch, your principal. Welcome back! We are excited for our 23-24 school year. This year, we are carrying the banner and being a champion for our students. I wanted to remind families about an important upcoming event. Tomorrow is our annual Open House Meeting. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House meeting will be held from 4:00-5:00 pm. Our Open House EXPO will open at 5:00 for all families to enjoy. The EXPO will contain many community partners and important information for the year. You will be able to obtain a new Parent Pick Up card for this year and/or walker. There will be a table set up to update your FOCUS portal unless you have already done so. This must be completed prior to the first day of school. Everyone will remain in the cafeteria to watch our Title 1 Annual Open House Powerpoint from 5:00-5:25. At 5:25 we will release families in 1st-5th grade to visit their child’s classroom. Each teacher put together an Open House Powerpoint to review important classroom and school expectations. You will remain in the classroom for 20 minutes. If you have more than one child, there will be two additional rotations you are able to attend. You can also attend our specials area for their presentation. We highly encourage you to bring school supplies to Open House. Great news- if you’re hungry you can purchase food from three local food trucks. They will be located on our bus loop. Our Expo and Open House event will conclude at 7:00 pm. The first day for Pre- K and 1st-5th is August 10th. Please note, kindergarten does have a staggered start. They arrive at 9:00 am. Student’s with the last name starting with A-H will attend for the full day on August 10th. Student’s with the last name starting with I-Z will attend for the full day on August 11. Ms. Bolam’s class will start on August 10th and will attend the rest of the week. Staggered kindergarten will attend on August 14th as an entire Kindergarten class. Kindergarten teachers will review this with again with you at Open House.
Kindergarten parents can walk their students on their first day of school only. Please bring your id and check in at the office. You will be scanned into our system and given a badge to wear. We will be holding our annual Tear and Cheers Kindergarten Event at 9:10 am once you drop your child off to their classroom. We will hold the event on August 10th and August 11th. Starting August 14th, kindergarten students will walk themselves to their classroom.
Students in grades 1 - 5 will walk themselves to class the first day without their families. We have plenty of staff on hand to assist students to their classrooms. If they need help carrying supplies we can help with that as well. We will also allow older siblings to walk younger siblings to class the first couple of weeks if needed.
A few additional reminders. Our front gate will open at 7:45 am for arrival. If you come prior for KEEP (before and after school program) you will need to be buzzed in. Children can be dropped off at 8:00 am. There is no coverage prior to 8:00, so please do not drop them off until then. This is a safety concern. Students will remain in the cafeteria until 8:10 am when classroom doors open. They are more than welcome to eat breakfast until 8:40 am in our cafeteria. Students must be seated and ready to learn by 8:40 am. If you are late, you will need to walk your child in and sign in. Please remember to pull all the way up to drop your child off. Make sure they have their belongings in hand to help the process go smoothly.
Our gate opens at 2:45 pm for dismissal. You will not be able to enter until then. Dismissal starts at 3:10 pm on front side and bus side will start as soon as the buses exit.(See dismissal letter for which grade levels are on each side as well as map routes) You will be receiving a copy during Open House. When in the dismissal line, please pull down to the next available spot. Make sure your car tag is visible so that staff can see it. Our staff on hand will be directing you. For safety reasons, we also ask that all students are getting in the passenger side of cars. Once the entire car line has been loaded you will be released to go. We thank you in advance for your help with arrival and dismissal procedures. We appreciate your flexibility and patience as the first few weeks can be very busy. Student safety is our first priority.
This year our district has implemented student identification badges. Students will need to wear them at all times. We will hand them out during their first day. Please make sure they wear them each and every day. More information will be shared during Open House. We will also post it on our social media pages.
Again, thank you for all that you do! We appreciate your endless support. We are looking forward to a PAWsome year together! Can’t wait to welcome all our cougar leaders back on campus! We are so excited! See everyone tomorrow. Enjoy your evening.
Tears and Cheers Kinder Parent Meeting
After walking your kindergartener to class, please join us in the cafeteria for a light breakfast so you can meet the leadership team!
We want to continue building our community partnerships! Come join us for our Community Expo during Open House on August 8th from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Please be on campus at 4:30 PM to set up (and miss the rush!).
Please email Mrs. Erica to schedule. Erica.Bernicchi@yourcharlotteschools.net or call 941-255-7590.
Department of Health Back to School Bash
The Florida Department of Health is having a Back to School Bash on July 15th from 10AM- 2PM!!! Scan the QR code to sign up.
Message from Champs Cafe Sent May 31st
Port Charlotte Library, Cultural Center Library
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Hampton Point Apartments, Deep Creek
11:30 AM-12:00 PM
East Elementary School, Punta Gorda: Bus Loop through Tuesday, July 11th*
Questions? Please call 941-575-5400 ext. 1405