Dear King Parents,

November is a very busy month, full of activities and opportunities for you to become an active participant in the education of your child.  Every Wednesday, parents are invited to attend a series of workshops “Raising Children in Troubled Times” covering topics on adolescence that include peer pressure, school behavior, studying, and togetherness. Parents are also encouraged to attend our 5th Annual Beautification Day on Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We will spend the day planting, trimming and cleaning in a joint effort to beautify our campus. Due to daylight saving time, on Thursday, November 20, 2008 Student Led Conferences will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Please note the change in time. Our parent participation program includes a “Passport to Success”.  Every time you participate in a school activity your passport will be stamped.  Once six stamps are collected, you are eligible to win a grand prize to be raffled off before winter break. Please continue to support the efforts made by your children by checking their academic planners, monitoring their daily work, and engaging them in conversations about their work.  Three questions you might consider asking your children are:  What did you learn today that you did not know yesterday?  What was the best part of your day and why? What was the worst part of your day and why?

Two key factors in academic success is daily attendance and parent involvement.  In order to do well students need to be in class, on time, every day. With the holidays approaching, I encourage you to continue sending your child to school on a daily basis and avoid long absences from school.  Although your child may receive make up work, it is not possible to make up a teachable moment or personal instruction that takes place in the classroom.  It is important that your child attend school Wednesday before Thanksgiving and that they return on Monday after the holiday. 

As you may know we facing a major budget crisis throughout our district.  One source of funding that you as can help us with is daily attendance monies. We want King to receive all the funds to which we are entitled and keep our attendance rate at 96% or better throughout the holiday season. Please talk to your child about the importance of daily attendance. 

Kristen A. Kaiser, Principal             


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