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Fruit and Veggies Assembly

Attention K-3 Parents!  Don’t forget to send in your Fruits & Veggies Assembly permission slip!  Kim Venzon will be reaching out to families that haven’t replied beginning on Tuesday (01/24/17).

The rainbow of foods to be offered to K – 3 during their classrooms “Fruit & Veggies to the Rescue” experience is:  watermelon, baby carrots, yellow peppers, sugar snap peas, blueberries, and red grapes.  Shhh, don’t ruin the colorful surprise–especially for your picky eater!  Please contact Kim Venzon ( with any questions.

Need a copy of the permission slip?  Grab one HERE!

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Last Call for Reading Games

The deadline to register for DG58’s Reading Games is quickly approaching (January 31st)!!  Find all the info you need here at the Reading Games website or email


Reading Games Spirit Wear is available for purchase. Orders are due by Friday, February 10, 2017.

Please note, t-shirts can be purchased individually and do not need to be purchased as one order per team. However, a team should coordinate T-Shirt colors including the team parent and team chaperone.

Helping as a volunteer, but not as a team parent or team chaperone? Please consider purchasing the maroon T-Shirt which includes “Volunteer” in the logo.  Shop HERE!!


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Fun Lunch News!

  • PTA Fun Lunch

    We are excited to announce that we have moved Fun Lunch ordering online!  Click HERE to get started!!

    Upcoming Fun Lunches – Please Place Orders Online* by January 31st!

    2/10/17 – Aurelio’s, pizza only

    2/24/17 – Cozzi Corner, full lunch incl. Lays Chips, Oreos, Juice Pouch

    3/10/17 – Skuddlebutts, pizza only

    3/24/17 – Buona, full lunch incl. Lays Chips, Oreos, Juice Pouch

    Please remember, it is very important for your orders and payments to be completed online by January 31st!  We have to contact our vendors in advance and they cannot accommodate late additions to the order.

    * Orders must be placed online through the website and online payment is preferred. However, if necessary, you may pay cash in the exact amount or by check payable to the Kingsley PTA — it is ok to write one check for your entire family. When paying by cash or check, please print your order and send it with your payment in your child’s folder in an envelope marked PTA Fun Lunch by the deadline.

Further information including lunch ingredients can be found under the FUN LUNCH tab!  Thank you for your patience with us as we move to this new online system!

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New PTA Website Coming Soon!

Brand New PTA Website Coming Soon…


Thank you for your patience as we bring you a brand new Kingsley PTA website!

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at!

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NYCU- Back to the Blacktop Edition

Tomorrow (8/29) is the day the kids may be dreading but parents may be cheering for..BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!
You are receiving this email because you were a PTA member last year (or the year before). We encourage you to join the PTA again this year!  If you haven’t renewed your PTA membership, please do so ASAP. You can do so online by filling out this form. After doing so, please submit your payment either by mail, drop off at the school office or via your child’s backpack in an envelope marked PTA-Membership. If you are not sure if you have renewed your membership, please contact VP of membership Janet Rodi.
Being a PTA member means you get to vote on important issues that could effect your child(ren). You are in no way obligated to volunteer but we sure do appreciate it if and when you do. Remember, your vote is your voice. So we strongly urge you to join and to attend our meetings in order to have your voices heard!
Important Dates:
PTA Welcome Coffee

Please join the PTA Executive Board for coffee and pastries on Monday, August 29th.    We will meet outside the Multi-Purpose Room immediately after school drop off.  We will meet inside the Multi-Purpose Room if there is inclement weather (please enter the room through the external doors on the south side of the school). Please do not go through the main entrance!

Ice Cream Social
Save the date to celebrate the start of another successful school year with some FREE, PTA provided, ice cream treats!  The event will be held on the primary playground on Thursday, September 15th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fun Lunch
Look for the first Fun Lunch form to be coming home with your child(ren) early this week. They are due back no later than Tuesday, September 6th. The first Fun Lunch will be on Friday, September 16th with a pizza only lunch from Aurelio’s.
First PTA Meeting
Join us for a very short meeting during Curriculum Night on September 6th. We will meet in the LRC from 7 to 7:15pm to vote on our budget and introduce the new Executive Board. A copy of the budget is attached to this email and can also be viewed in the Front Office at Kingsley. The meeting will be held in between the meetings for Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6. Please join us!!
You can also follow the most up-to-date info and news from your PTA by “liking” our Facebook Page at: We also have a webpage at:
Please contact any member of the board with questions or you can always send an email to:
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Kindergarten and 1st Grade Meet and Greet

Hello parents!

As we countdown the end of summer, we look forward to the start of school with so many fun events planned!  I would like to invite you to an informal “meet & greet” gathering at O’Brien Park (6909 S. Dunham, Downers Grove) on Friday, August 26th from 11-1p.  Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch for yourself and family.
This will be a great opportunity for kindergarteners (and their parents) to meet one another and find out who will be in the same class. It will also give returning first graders an opportunity to reacquaint themselves, and also find out which classmates share the same teacher.
There will be PTA parents in attendance and if schedules allow, our principal, Mr. Stange, will stop by with the kindergarten and first grade teachers.
If you have any questions, please contact me.  I’m looking forward to seeing all faces new and old!
Corinne Cooper (kinder & 1st grade mom and PTA VP Standing Committee)
630-542-5490 (cell)
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Kingsley Clean-Up Day

I hope everyone is having a great summer!

In anticipation of the 2016-2017 school year beginning on August 29, the Kingsley Landscaping Committee is organizing a day to weed and clean up the existing landscape.

We will be posting the date on Facebook to get additional help and we encourage you to bring kids and friends.  The more the merrier.  It will certainly make the project move faster.

Lawn bags will be provided, but please bring any weeding/gardening tools you may need and don’t forget your gardening gloves!

Our date is ThursdayAugust 189-11 am with a rain date of Friday, August 193-5 pm.
Please help us make Kingsley beautiful!
Elise Churchill
Landscaping Committee 
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Back to School NYCU

Welcome to the first of many NYCU you will be receiving during the upcoming school year. [If you are no longer interested in receiving this email (i.e. your child no longer attends Kingsley) please note at the end of this email on how you can unsubscribe].

The PTA Executive Board is ready and willing to help and serve for the 2015-2016 school year!
We are:
President – Julie Ovalle (mom to a 4th and 2nd grader)
Vice-President – Kim Breier (mom to a 2nd and 1st grader)
VP of Membership – Janet Rodi (mom to a 6th and 5th grader)
Co-VPs of Standing Committees – Corinne Cooper (mom to a 1st and Kindergartener) & Nancy Dziewinski (mom to a 4th, 2nd and 1st grader)
VP of Ways & Means – Sarah Havle (mom to a 6th and 1st grader)
Treasurer – Elaine McDermott (mom to a 4th and 1st grader)
Secretary – Angie Kelly (mom to a 6th and 2nd grader)
A big THANK-YOU to the following families and faculty that came out to serve some cold ones for the annual Rotary Fest and raised some funds ($600!) for your PTA: Sarah Havle, Gail Scherquist, Lisa Metz, Elise Churchill, Molly Scoggin, Mary McCain, Elaine McDermott, Theresa Taylor, Corinne Borzello, Suzi Johnson, Kim & Dennis Breier, Julie & Ramon Ovalle and Maria Ibarro.
8/22 – Pick Up Ordered School Supplies at Kingsley: 8:30-10:30 am
8/22 – New Families Orientation/Tour: 2-3 pm
8/24 – Pick Up Ordered School Supplies at Kingsley (Last Chance!): 5:30-7:30 pm
8/25 – Check your email for teacher assignments: After 4 pm
8/25 – Meet and Greet and Drop off School Supplies for Kindergarten class only: 4:15 pm
8/26 – Kindergarten and 1st Grade Meet and Greet:  11:00-1:00 pm O’Brien Park (6909 S. Dunham, Downers Grove)
8/29 – Back to School – Full Day – After drop off come for coffee and sweets outside in front of the multi-purpose room entrance. Siblings welcome! Look for tent and balloons.
9/6 – Picture Day
9/6 – Curriculum Night – General PTA Meeting/Approve Budget: Time TBA
9/15 – Ice Cream Social: 5:30-7:30 pm
Lastly, if you haven’t renewed your PTA membership, please do so ASAP. You can do so online by filling out this form. After doing so, please submit your payment either by mail, drop off at the school office or via your child’s backpack in an envelope marked PTA-Membership.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the above listed Exec. Board members (click on each name for the email) if you have any questions, and/or comments. The general PTA email
You can also follow the most up-to-date info and news from your PTA by “liking” our Facebook Page at: We also have a webpage at:
Only 20 more days…
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Final News You Can Use of the 2015-2016 School Year!

The last week of school is here!


The final PTA meeting of year was held last week, the minutes are attached. Elections were held and we leave you in the good hands of our newly elected officers – learn more about these super-volunteers in the additional attachment.


Please join the PTA next year if you can (you don’t have to volunteer for anything, unless you wish to), the forms have been sent home.  Your membership fee helps provide good stuff for all our students, which comes to an annual expenditure of about $65.00 per student.


Class Picnics (weather permitting) will be held tomorrow June 1st. The PTA is providing a hot dog lunch and an extra popsicle treat (half day kindergarteners will receive their lunch “to go” at 11:05am).


Friday, June 3rd will be our final school day of the year with an early dismissal time of 11:40am for OKEEP and Grades 1-6. 


Dismissal of 6th graders will be slightly delayed on Friday to allow time for parents and friends to gather near Door 6 on the intermediate playground to provide the traditional Kingsley “clap out”.  After 7 years of elementary school, there will be tears of joy and terror (MIDDLE SCHOOL).  We are so proud of our “graduating” students.


Yearbooks have been labeled and given to our classroom teachers to distribute later this week.



It really has been my honor to serve as Kingsley’s PTA President these past two years, I’m sorry about all the emails.  Thank you to all who who organized, donated or just said “yes” when asked.  I hope I have served you well.


A warm welcome to Julie Ovalle, our new Kingsley PTA President!  Have a terrific summer.



Gail Scherquist

Kingsley Elementary

PTA President (one last time!)





As we wind down the school year, please take note of the important fall dates:

·         8/22/16:          8:30am-10:30am        Pick up pre-ordered school supply kits

·         8/24/16:          5:30pm – 7:30pm       Pick up pre-ordered school supply kits

·         8/29/16:                                              First Day of School

·         9/6/16:            6:00pm – 7:30pm       Curriculum Night/PTA Meeting/Bookfair

·         9/15/16:          5:30pm – 7:30pm       Ice Cream Social

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General PTA Meeting Tonight!

Our PTA elections will take place at the general membership meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm in the LRC.

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