Kingston News Archive

SEPAG (Special Education Parent Advisory Group):  Parent Sign-up Form
SEPAG (Special Education Parent Advisory Group): Parent Sign-up Form

The SEPAG Parent Sign-Up form is now available online. The Special Education Parent Advisory Group will look over the applications during their November 25th meeting and they should notify interested parents/guardians by the first week of December.

Brief Morning Evacuation on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

On the morning of Tuesday, October, 15, 2019, at approximately 8:30am an odor was detected in a hallway outside of the boiler room. I notified the fire department and evacuated the building. The fire department responded and determined the source of the odor was a damaged motor belt. The CHFD gave us the all clear and we re-entered the building at approximately 8:45am.

There was not a disruption to our regular morning arrival. I thank our morning SACC staff for evacuating those students in a safe and orderly manner, and the CHFD for their prompt response.

William Marble, Ed.D.

Principal Kingston School

Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March
Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March

You asked, the BOE is listening! Please attend one of five OPEN PUBLIC FORUMS in February and March to give your input on the next Bond Referendum! Each 75-minute session will be conducted by a professional moderator. Be prepared for group discussions and to share ideas!

  • Thurs 2/7 East Cafeteria, 7 pm
  • Sat 2/9 Carusi Media Center, 11 am
  • Thurs 2/21 Johnson Media Center, 1 pm
  • Mon 2/25 West Media Center, 7 pm
  • Sun 3/10 Rosa Cafeteria, 1 pm

Please RSVP to by Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Welcome Angela Mecca

Effective March 30th, Mrs. Clifford has retired. We thank her for her 14 years of service and welcome Angela Mecca as the new secretary at Kingston School. Please introduce yourself as you come to Kingston in the upcoming weeks. Ms. Mecca can be reached by email:

Parent Scheduling Input

It is hard to believe it is already time to begin planning class sections for next year! A lot of information and factors are considered in building healthy, balanced and viable class sections. I also believe that parents should have an opportunity to share with us factors they would like for us to consider. While it is not appropriate to ask for a specific teacher, this is your opportunity to share information about your child's learning style, and the classroom environment which you believe will provide the best outcomes for your child. If there are children with whom your child has had on-going conflict, it would be helpful for you to remind us of this as well. This survey will be open until May 11th at 9am.

Please click here to complete the parent scheduling input form.

Costume Parade October 31st

Students in the afternoon K program, grades 1-5 will be on parade beginning at 1:25 PM on Tuesday, October 31st. Children will exit the building at the 1st/3rd grade doors and walk along a path of cones out to the sidewalk and back to the building. Bring your camera!

CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6
CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6

The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.

The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.

2017-2018 Parent Scheduling Input

It is hard to believe that it is already time to begin planning for the 2017-2018 school year. Attached is a link to a brief parent scheduling input survey. Whenever possible, we will look to address your concerns and incorporate the information that you share into our scheduling process. Please understand that there is a lot that goes into building health and viable class sections, parent input is one small but important part of that process.This survey will close at 4pm on May 1 so that we can begin our work of building classes for next year. Click Here

Dogs on Campus

Parents are asked not to bring dogs on school grounds at arrival, dismissal or to school events.

NAEP Testing 4th Grade

Kingston Elementary School has been randomly selected to have our 4th grade students participate in NAEP (National Assessment of Elementary Progress) on March 1, 2017. See this link to read a letter to fourth grade parents about the assessment.

Carusi 5th Grade Information Night January 26th

Please see the attached flyer for information about a fifth grade information night at Carusi Middle School, Thursday, January 26th.

Additionally, Rosa will be hosting an information nights on January 31 and February 1 at 7pm.

Kingston Evacuation 12-23-16

We had an approximately 20 minute evacuation on December 23, 2016 while an odor was investigated by the CHFD. Please see this letter.

Important Letter Regarding Water Testing at Kingston

Attached is a letter from our superintendent regarding the results of and action steps related to water testing at Kingston. View letter here.

A Note on Departmentalization for 5th Grade Families

Kingston Elementary will continue with departmentalization in 5th grade for the 16-17 school year. Teachers will be teamed in the following manner:

Grille (Math, Sci/SS): Ross (ELA)

Schafle (Math, Sci/SS):Ruggieri (ELA)

For example: Any child assigned to Grille's class will have Grille for Math, Sci/SS and Ross for English. Children assigned to Ruggieri's class with have Ruggieri for English and Schafle for Math, Sci/SS.