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National Arts in the School Day

On Tuesday, October 14, King Street celebrated National Arts in the School Day, an event started by the Port Chester Council for the Arts that aims to highlight the critical role of the arts as an educational tool.  We started the day with a presentation by resident Port Chester artist Brigitte Loritz.  Brigitte displayed her artwork for students and shared the story of how she became an artist.  Students then went back to their classrooms where their teachers had planned fun arts based learning activities.  Students were encouraged to display their work in the main hallway next to Brigitte’s. 


International Walk to School Day at KSS

On October 8, KSS celebrated International Walk to School Day, an event aimed building awareness around the benefits of walking to school.  196 students participated.  We thank our local politicians and community friends who showed up to cheer us on!  Click here for more details. 


Click here for our cold and flu season reminder handout

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KSS 9/11 Ceremony

Students and staff at King Street School gathered around the flagpole as we lowered the flag to half mast in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attack.  Together, we observed a moment of silence and ESL teacher, Mrs. Levy, led us in a singing of God Bless America. 


School Tours Available!

School visits are available for prospective families interested in getting a first-hand look at King Street School.  Tours are led by school principal, Sam Ortiz.  They include a tour of the building, short classroom visits, and a question and answer period with the principal.  You can a schedule a visit by emailing our school secretary, Maggie Morban, at mmorban@pcschools.lhric.org or calling the school at 914-934-7996.

District News & Updates

ANNUAL FRUIT SALE

Port Chester High School Marching Band Fundraiser
10/10 - 11/10


Band students will be going door-to-door selling delicious fruit from Florida.
If you have not been approached by a band member to buy fruit,
please click here to email your name and address 
and a band member living nearby will come to your home!


Community Event 

Superhero Fun:  5K Walk/Run for ALD
in honor of the Rojas Family
Friday 10/24 • 4pm • Port Chester Middle School

 ALD is a genetic disorder that destroys myelin, the protective sheath that surround the grain's neurons.
You can help!  Participate in the event.  Form a team to help raise money

www.bethematch.org   •   Questions or Sign Up

The registration form is attached.
5K Walk-Run Registration Form.pdf

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ABOUT ENTEROVIRUS 
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From the Principal

Dear KSS Families,
On behalf of the King Street School staff, welcome to a new school year!  We hope that your summer was restful and you are as excited as we are for the year ahead.  As the summer draws to a close, the staff here is busy preparing the school for your child’s arrival on September 4. 
To our new families, welcome to the King Street community!  My family is proud to be among you as my daughter enters kindergarten this year.  King Street has many resources available for you and your child as you make this transition.  Your child’s teacher, Mrs. Maggie - our school secretary, our interim school psychologist Mrs. Diaz, the PTA, and I are all here to support you.  Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. 
As teachers, our academic goals are to challenge your children and inspire them to think critically.  We are also committed to supporting our students’ social, emotional and physical needs.  Our school motto is R.O.A.R. which stands for Respect, Out of Harm’s Way, Always Responsible, and Remembering Kindness.  We can only accomplish our goals by working closely with you and we look forward to doing so.
This year, King Street welcomes some new staff members.  Mrs. Castiglia joins our 5th grade teaching team.  She comes to us with over 10 years experience teaching here in the Port Chester School District.  Ms. Macri joins our 3rd grade teaching team.  She has been teaching in New York City for the past two years.  Mrs. Castiglia and Mrs. Macri are both KSS graduates, so we are especially excited to welcome them back to our community.  Mr. D’Alessio joins our special education team.  He also comes to us with experience teaching in the New York City school system.  I’m confident they will all make excellent additions to our teaching community.      
Across the district, the elementary schools are implementing two important changes this year.  First, we have adopted a new ELA (English Language Arts) curriculum in grades K, 1, and 2.  The curriculum, known as CKLA (Core Knowledge Language Arts), is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and more closely matches the rigor embedded in our upper grades ELA curriculum.  We believe this will create a smoother transition for students going into our upper grades and better prepare them for testing in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Second, we have adjusted our school report card to reflect the recent changes in New York State Standards and our curriculum.  The new report card will help you better understand what is expected of your child at each grade level. 
We hope to see you at our first PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 9, at 7 p.m. and at Back to School Night on September 23.  As a reminder, school starts at 8:30 a.m. and we serve free breakfast for all students beginning at 8:00 a.m.  You should plan on getting to school by 8:20 a.m. to avoid the traffic that backs up on Upland Street at 8:30.  The staff and I look forward to working with you this year!
Sincerely,
Tuesday, October 21
Grade 3 (Ms. Gullotta & Ms. Macri) @ Jacob Burns Media Center
Wednesday, October 22
Grade 3 (Ms. Mott) @ Jacob Burns Media Center
KSS
Pictures
Saturday, October 25
KSS
Fall Tag Sale
Wednesday, October 29
5th Grade @ Loews Movie Theater

Board of Education
Meeting
7:00 PM
JFK

Today, 10/21/2014
High: 68 Low: 50
Rain showers
27% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/22/2014
High: 59 Low: 52
Rain likely
66% chance of precipitation.