Tuesday, January 05, 2010

King Newsletter - January 2010

Dear King Families, 

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had wonderful breaks and find yourself rested and ready for all what the next twelve months brings to us.

The first day back at school in 2010 went smoothly, especially because kids clearly understood our winter snow motto:  "Snow stays on the ground."  Of course, it is fine to play and build with the snow.  We're trying to avoid the throwing of snow, which can obviously be dangerous. 

As a reminder, we will have outdoor recess each day at MLK unless it is raining or the wind chill/actual temperature is below 0 °F.  Please send you child to school with all of the appropriate gear necessary to participate in outdoor recess each day including boots, snow pants, hats, and gloves.

As 2010 gets rolling, I am inviting you to two important events in January.  I hope every King family will be represented at each of these events.

The first is one of the budget information sessions being hosted by Dr. Roberts this month.  As the school district endeavors to cut close to $20 million from the budget between now and when the 2010-11 budget in set, it is important for families to understand and give input.  I invite you to attend a budget information session with me on Tuesday, January 19 Pioneer High School at 6:30 PM.  If you are not able to attend with me, please go to one of the other sessions either on Tuesday, January 12 at Skyline High School or Thursday, January 14 at Scarlett Middle School.  Both of these sessions also begin at 6:30 PM. 

The second event is the King Literacy Night on either January 26 or January 28 beginning at 6:30 promptly.  You probably have heard about this already or received an email from me it.  At this point, 130 families have signed up to attend Literacy Night, which is GREAT!  However, it represents less than half of all King families.  I am hoping that we will have at least 75% of all King families.  This means we need at least 210 families to sign up.  Please visit the King website (http://king.a2schools.org/) or call the King School office to sign up.  Thank you.

Kindergarten Round Up—February 16, 6:30 – 7:30PM
I am excited to announce that Kindergarten Round Up at King School will be on February 16 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Children who turn five on or before December 1, 2010 are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year. 
At the round up presentation, we'll share important information about the kindergarten year including registration information and information about the kindergarten curriculum.  The presentation is intended for parents, however, you can register for free school aged child care, provided by the King Care staff.  If you anticipate needing the child care option, please note that when you call.
If your child falls into the eligible age range, please do two things now:
  1. Call the King School office at 994-1940 to give your child's information.  This will let us know to expect you for the Round Up presentation.  When you call, please also indicate if you'll need childcare on the night of round up.
  2. Put Kindergarten Round Up on your calendar.  It will be held in the multipurpose room at King.
Also, if you know of a family who will have a kindergarten aged child for next year (and the family lives in the King School area), please share this information with them.  If you have any questions, please call the King School office.  J

If you have questions, please call the school office at 994-1940. 


P.S. If you drop-off at school in the morning, please pull forward as far as possible in the drop-off zone.  And please remember, parents are not allowed to get out of cars in the drop-off zone.  If you need to get out of your car, please do so on Waldenwood Dr.