Monday, June 01, 2009

Newsletter Update

This appeared in the King Chronicle Newsletter recently . . .

Dear King Families,

We are all working as hard as we can to reach our end of the year outcomes and goals. Thank you for helping to keep your children motivated to complete homework and other school related assignments. We know that kids who finish the year focused on school and engaged in their typical routines have the greatest amount of success each school year.

Thank You!
The staff and I would like to thank you for the teacher appreciation activities. In particular the lunch and the flowers were very nice. We appreciate your continued support throughout the year. In the words of an unknown author, “No one who achieves success does it without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” Your willingness to help in multiple ways makes a huge difference!

Volunteer Appreciation Tea
We are lucky at King for all of the wonderful support we get each year from our parent volunteers. In recognition of our volunteers, the staff and I are hosting a tea on June 2 from 4 – 5 PM. Hopefully you’ve already received your invitation. If not, we hope to see you on June 2.

Lunch Accounts
Again, thank you to all who checked frequently over the course of the year to ensure your child’s account balance was up-to-date. Account balances have remained fairly low most of the year thanks to you. All accounts must be paid in full before the end of the school year. If you have questions about the account, please call Ms. KC at 997-1934.

Lost and Found
The lost and found will be emptied again at the end of the day on June 12. Please be sure to check it prior to that date if you are missing something.

End-of-Year Field Trips
Please check with your child to see if he/she has upcoming field trips. If so, please make sure to sign the permission slip. Students are not permitted to go on trips unless we have signed permission slips. Most trips leave the building shortly after the bell rings so your child could miss the trip if you are unable to get the permission slip signed and to the school before the buses leave.

Last Day of School
The last day of school this year is June 12; it is a half-day. Students are dismissed at 11:51 a.m. All bus riders will be dropped off at their regular after school neighborhood locations. The last day for afternoon kindergarten students is Thursday, June 11.

Report Cards
Students will bring home a copy of their report letter on the last day of school. It represents their level of achievement at the end of the school year.

Front Drive
Thank you to everyone for following the King School pick-up and drop-off policy. We’ve made great strides in this area, but I do see this as a continued focus next school year. If you are able to help me in either the morning of afternoon next school year, please let me know.

Parting Words . . .
If I don't see you before the last day of school, thank you for a wonderful year. The students have progressed so much, the teachers have worked so hard, and I know parents have done everything they can to support it all. I'm already looking forward to next year . . .