Week 36

Posted by Becky Gracey on 5/26/2023 4:00:00 PM

No School:
There is no school next Monday (5-29)
Farmer's Market Field Trip:
We will head to the Farmer's Market on Wednesay (5-31). Once we get back, students will have the opportunity to divide up the food they purchased with their group. Please be sure that your child brings a bunch of different containers to bring food and drinks home in. I will not have any extras, so they may not be able to bring anything home if they don't have containers. 
End-of-the-Year Slideshow Help:
Two weeks ago, I shared slides with your child for our end-of-the-year slideshow on Schoology. Please help them to find a picture of when they were young and a recent picture for them to add to their slide. Slides are due today (5-26).
Message from the front office:
Image that says "Fight the bite. Check for ticks after being outside. Use insect repellent. Wear long sleeves, shoes, and socks when outdoors. Prevent mosquitoes from getting inside your home or breeding by your home." with WCHD logo.
As the weather warms up, take steps to prevent tick and mosquito bites while enjoying the outdoors! Ticks can be active when the weather is above 40⁰F and mosquitoes are just starting to be active.

“The best way to avoid mosquito- and tick-borne illnesses is to prevent bites,” says Kristen Schweighoefer, MPH, RS, environmental health director for the Health Department.

“Tick season is already here. If any community member finds a tick attached to their body, they should remove it right away and monitor their health. If any symptoms like a fever, rash, or muscle or joint aches develop, contact a medical provider immediately.”

Read about how to prevent bites and see local data on vector-borne diseases in our latest press release.

Curry On Community Night

Save the Date: MAY 25th

Community Night Out at: CURRY ON

Anyone using the code KING will receive 10% of their order AND  20% will be given back to King Elementary Fundraiser

It will be Online ordering only.


Cinnaholic: 121 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
   - Mention *KING* and PTO will receive a donation of 25% of the order. 
Message from the Garden Committee:

King Learning Garden 2023 Summer Help

It is that time of year where we are thinking about the school year coming to a close, BUT...the garden is still growing!  We are hoping that you will consider adopting the garden for a week or more this summer.  Our students and families have learned, cared, loved, and spent time taking care of the King Learning Garden during the school year.  Without your help and the help of others, the garden can't grow over the summer. This involves weeding, watering and harvesting during your week. 

We will be sending out volunteer information on step by step directions of how to care for the garden if you sign up!  This year we are planting a lot!  So we are hoping for some extra help (and there might be fresh goodies to take home and enjoy too).  SUMMER 2023 VOLUNTEER SIGN UP CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER 2023 KLG VOLUNTEER

Messages from Mrs. Burrill:

King Library Books Due by Friday, June 2!

The last week students can borrow King library books is May 22-26.  All books are due by Friday, June 2. Overdue notices will be sent weekly via email until the end of the school year.

If a book is damaged/lost, please let me know so it can be marked accordingly in our catalog. A donated book in good condition or a new replacement copy is accepted as we don’t charge late fines or take payments.

Thank you!

Mrs. Burrill


King Elementary School

This year, King Elementary received the AAPS Environmental Action Mini-Grant for a StoryWalk project.  A StoryWalk contains laminated pages from a children's book attached to signs, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you walk down the path, you're directed to the next page in the story.  We chose the book, Butterfly Child by Marc Majewski for our first DIY version of a StoryWalk and are providing prompts on each page to engage students.  These prompts include information about pollinator gardens, discussion questions such as "What would you do if you saw unkindness?" and movement moments.  We hope that this StoryWalk will provide students with a fun, educational, and healthy way to enjoy a book outdoors.