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May Happenings at Kingsbury!

May has been a busy month at Kingsbury!  Students have been singing, appreciating art and jump roping for hearts!  Please click on the link below for photos and video of the latest happenings at Kingsbury:

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Kingsbury Activities

Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards

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Fifty one students received recognition during the annual Superintendent's Student Awards Recognition ceremony, held May 10, 2018 at Kennedy High School. Click here for full set of photographs and student bios from that evening. 

PreK Registration Extended

the Pre-K registration will continue through June 21st.  Enrollment and placement will be determined by June 30th.

Kingsbury School Superintendent's Recognition Award

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Congratulations, Randy Ramdin!  Randy is Kingsbury School's recipient of the Superintendent's Award.  A model student from Miss Dibella's 5th grade class, Randy is kind, respectful and helpful to everyone at Kingsbury. Way to go, Randy!!

Kingsbury Teacher of the Year

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Congratulations, Mrs. Caligiuri, for being named Kingsbury School's teacher of the Year!

We are proud of you!

Celebrating Community Through The Arts

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Roller Magic Family Night

Thanks to all of the Kingsbury families who participated!

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation will be June 7, 2018 at 9:15 in Kingsbury School's gym.

May Newsletter

Please click for Kingsbury's May Newsletter

Heroin Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.) Presentation

Parents and friends are cordially invited to attend an evening presentation at Wilby High School on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm:

The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that has hit Connecticut hard.  Over 900 people died from opioid overdoses in 2016 in Connecticut and in 2017 the Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office reported a total of 1038 opioid overdoses.  In response, the Waterbury Board of Education, the Waterbury Department of Public Health, the Mayor’s Task Force Against Substance Abuse and the Central Naugatuck Valley Opioid Workgroup have teamed to invite the United States Attorney’s Office to present an educational event for our entire school community offered by the Heroin Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.).

The program will discuss the statistics and the serious problem with abuse of prescription painkillers, which many times leads users to purchase the cheaper alternative, heroin.  However, the heroin seen on the streets now is almost always laced with fentanyl, an even more potent and lethal drug which is prevalent in most overdose deaths.  In response to the spike in the number of overdose deaths in Connecticut, in 2016 the United States Attorney’s Office began prosecuting drug dealers whose drugs contributed to the death of the victim(s). 

Teacher Projects Funded

Twenty-four Waterbury Public Schools teachers had their Donors Choose projects funded in full recently, through the generosity of Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company who donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org., funding every single classroom project request across the U.S. requested at that time. Here in Waterbury, 28 projects were funded, totaling $19,856. Donors Choose allows those who would like to support education on a classroom level to donate funds to projects that interest them.

Three Waterbury Public Schools teachers have been awarded grants for summer projects through Fund for Teachers.  Alison Kirchberger (Hopeville) and Doreen Lawson (Wilby) will travel to Crete, Greece (click here for their blog) to study storytelling and memoir writing, while Matthew Weiner (Enlightenment) will travel to Thailand to study meditation in a Buddhist monastery. The national Fund for Teachers granted awards to 487 teachers this year, with 149 of those teachers being from Connecticut. The Dalio Foundation funds the Connecticut projects. 

WH Summer Bridge Program

Applications are now available for students interested in Waterbury Hospital's Summer Bridge Program. The program runs from June 25 - July 27. A Maximum of 30 students will be accepted. Click here for more information. 

Parent Survey

Kingsbury Families,

Please take this short survey regarding school improvement planning.  Your opinions are important in going forward for the students of Waterbury.

Thank you!

Parent Survey

Kingsbury Community Days

Thank you for attending Kingsbury Community Days!

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Kingsbury Guests

Please visit our new link "Kingsbury Guests" to find the awesome people sharing wonderful programs with Kingsbury.

 

Smarter Balanced Testing Calendar

Smarter Balanced Testing has begun at Kingsbury.  Please click here for the testing calendar:

SB Calendar

Kingsbury Graduate Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe, a 1974 graduate of Kingsbury, visited our school on March 29.  Mr. Rowe is now a comedy writer and producer in California.  He recounted how Kingsbury shaped his comic abilities and the students were fascinated by his experiences from being a stand up comedian to representing Waterbury in Star Search.  Thanks, Mike Rowe for sharing some time with Kingsbury!

 

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Honoring Important Women

During the month of March, Kingsbury students learned about notable women in history and celebrated the important female role models  in their lives.  Activities culminated in a door decorating contest honoring many wonderful women.   Thank you to all who participated!

 

 

April Newsletter
Invention Convention

For the past several years, Waterbury students have participated in a district-wide Invention Convention competition as preparation for competing at the Connecticut Invention Convention. This year, 131 students participated in the district competition, with a group of these students going on to compete this Sunday in the Southern Connecticut Regional Competition at Hamden Middle School. Winners at this competition will be selected to compete at the state finals later this year.  

Garden Club

We would like to thank the families who came out to help us plant seeds for our garden! We would also like to thank Schmidts and Serafines for their generous seed contributions! 

Our children are enjoying watching the seeds sprout.

We look forward to planting in mid-May! 

The Kingsbury Pape

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March Newsletter
Mikata
     In celebration of African American History Month, Kingsbury students were treated to an awesome performance by "Mikata".  Mikata is a program of powerful rhythmic music and dance that carries you to the cultures of Nigeria, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and the U.S.
     In the Ewe language of Ghana, Mikata translates to ‘all of us.”  As the show progresses, the colorfully dressed Mikata ensemble takes the audience on a musical journey from West Africa, to the Caribbean, and to Brazil.  Winners of two state-wide awards for their contribution to the arts, Mikata has performed at over 500 public schools, festivals, colleges and universities around the country.

Literacy How

Thank you for participating in Literacy How activities at Kingsbury!

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STOMP!

Please enjoy an excerpt from the Third Grade "STOMP" concert conducted by Mr. Andre Foote, music education.

 

 

Kingsbury Celebrates 100 Days of School

The Kingsbury Kindergarten Team organized a great "Dress Like You're 100 Years Old Day" to celebrate the 100th day of school!  Click for photos

 

February Book of the Month

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"My Brother Martin"

Written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s sister, Christine King Farris, this book is a loving memoir of their childhood together with thoughts of what life was like for them growing up with segregation.

Click on the book to hear Mrs. Farris read.

Order Your Kingsbury Yearbook Online!

For online orders, click here and enter Code: 13117518

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Yearbook orders are being taken in school and online. They are a wonderful way to share and keep memories of Kingsbury!

Cost: $15.00

Deadline for ordering: April 6, 2018

Order yours soon before we run out!

 

Silly Sweater Day at Kingsbury!

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December Newsletter
Winter Art

Students created Model Magic "Additive Sculptures" of pandas and polar bears with Mrs. Van Amburg in art classes. Great Job!

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Kingsbury November Newsletter
Kingsbury Garden Club

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Click here for Garden Club news.  Thank you, Mrs. Gauvin for organizing these great activities!

 

Kingsbury Book Fair Website

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In addition to our in-school Book Fair, we have an online webpage through Scholastic.  All sales made through this website benefit our school.  Items will be delivered to Kingsbury after the fair has closed. Thank you for your support!

Pumpkin Patch

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5th grade students unload pumpkins for the Kingsbury Fall Festival. Great job!

Literacy Night November 2

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This is Snowy, our special guest reading pal for Literacy Night. Please join us Thursday, November 2 from 5-6:30 for reading activities and Book Fair in the library media center.

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!

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration!

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

 

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!

 

 

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.

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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!

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...

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Kingsbury Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Thank you, Ms. Krystle Langone for the beautiful display of Hispanic countries!  Ms. Langone has two children at Kingsbury and worked very hard to showcase the amazing contributions of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala. This is a wonderful addition to all the Hispanic Heritage Month activities and lessons going on at Kingsbury.

 

 

Kingsbury Meet and Greet

On Thursday, September 7, the Kingsbury family met at Fulton Park to enjoy an ice cream social.  It was a time for students, families and staff to spend a relaxing afternoon getting to know each other.  Thanks to all who attended!

 

 

 

 

 

Kingsbury Calendar of Events
Welcome to Kingsbury School!

Let's have a wonderful 2017-2018 school year!

Please see Mr. Brown's message here

Summer Reading Information

Click here for Information on Summer Reading programs:

Summer Reading 2017

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F.J Kingsbury Elementary School
220 Columbia Blvd
Waterbury, CT 06710
Phone: 203.574.8172

Fax: 203.573.6644