The mission of F.J. Kingsbury School is to partner with families and community members in an effort to prepare our students to become productive members of our school community and future leaders of society.  We celebrate diversity and recognize the individual talents and successes of our students.  We maintain high expectations and a safe environment where all students are empowered to learn.


United Way Bed Races

Two Waterbury schools participated in the United Way’s Bed Race October 14th. Hopeville School and West Side Middle School had the highest level of participation in the recent employee fundraising campaign for the United Way, and the reward was representing the school district in the races. Both schools presented colorfully decorated beds, with West Side adopting a “West Side Warios” theme, dressing much like the video game character Mario, and Hopeville donning pink clothes in a “Hopeville Goes Pink” theme for breast cancer awareness. Darren Schwartz raced alongside the Hopeville team, and Board President Liz Brown was on hand to cheer on both schools.  Hopeville advanced to the second round despite losing a wheel off its original bed during its heat. Click here to view more photos from the event. 

Hopeville lost wheel

Jungle Book comes to Kingsbury

Waterbury's own "Shakesperience" brought "The Jungle Book" to Kingsbury on October 17.  The students enjoyed it and learned to sign many words in  American Sign Language. We are fortunate to have such a talented group of actors in our community!



Message From Deputy Superintendent

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration!

 Thank you to everyone who attended Kingsbury's Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 11!


Kingsbury Summer Readers

Congratulations to Aiyanna Rentas, Isabella Munoz-Chavarnia,Yasline Brisita and Jade Cunningham for spending so much time reading this summer!  Students were rewarded with a pizza party, new books and the pleasure of reading.



Fall Festival and Pumpkin Raffle

On October 25, Kingsbury students will enjoy a Fall Festival with a pumpkin patch, games and fun activities including a pumpkin raffle.  Thank you, Mrs. VanAmburg for such a beautiful job decorating them!



Book Fair Coming!

Kingsbury's annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair will run October 30-November 3 during library media classes.  Literacy Night will be held on Thursday, November 2 from 5-6:30 and we invite you to visit the Book Fair during that time.  A portion of the Book Fair profits will be donated to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.  We appreciate your support! More information to come...




Flag Folding

Kingsbury 5th Graders are in charge of lowering the flag each day and Mr. Brown requested a veteran teach them the proper way to fold it.  Mr. John Kenneson is a Viet Nam veteran and volunteered for the task.  Mr. Kenneson is also the grandfather of two Kingsbury students, Jamaal and Isabella Jackson.  We thank him for his service and for his assistance!

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