February 2016 Newsletter

February Newsletter

King Elementary School

February Newsletter

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Joan Hoschek- Principal                                                                      Diane Vanhootegem- Outreach

Mark Your Calendars

February 3rd – Early Dismissal 2:20

February 4th -- Major Saver Fundraiser Kickoff

February 5th—3rd Quarter Midterm

February 8th – Board Meeting

February 11th – Midterms Distributed

February 12th – Early Dismissal @ NOON

February 15th – No School (President’s Day)

February 17th &18th – Miles of Smiles

February 18th – PTO meeting 6pm

February 27th – Geography Bowl


PARCC Testing

In March, King students in grades 3-5 will be taking the test known as PARCC, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is based on assessing a student’s knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards. The regular testing schedule for King students is March 7-15.


As we begin to prepare our students for these exams, we wanted to provide you with information that will help explain more about both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the PARCC initiative.  We have included some helpful websites you may wish to visit. Being an informed parent will help you better understand the standards and assessment and will allow you to partner with us as we adjust to these testing protocols.


It is extremely important that your child come to school and be on time every single day. We have to give the PARCC to each child. If they are not in attendance to take it with their class they will be pulled for makeups. It is much easier to take a test with their classmates. Also please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a proper breakfast.  Remember a free breakfast is served at King each morning from 8-8:30am.






Valentines' Day

Valentines' Day classroom parties will be here soon!   Please remember to follow our District 205 guidelines when providing treats for the classroom.  The District 205 Code of Conduct states: "All treats and snacks must be store bought and prepackaged with nutritional information listed.  Treats must not require refrigeration and must have a clearly printed list of ingredients on the packaging.  Items from a bakery must have a clearly printed list of ingredients and a label that clearly states it was made in a peanut free environment.  No homemade treats or snacks are allowed for distribution at school.  We strongly encourage you to select a treat or snack with nutritional value."



Important for you to know…

It is District #205’s policy that if a student is absent from school because of a medical appointment, they will need to have a physician’s note indicating the date and time of office visit, and it must state that the student was unable to attend school due to a medical issues. The note must be turned in to the school in order for the student to receive an excused absence. If a physician’s note is not received, the absence will be unexcused.

Please be sure to call 973-2012

before 9:00 a.m. if your child will be absent. 

We want to know your children are safe with you!


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