News for the Week of April 13-17, 2015

There will be a PTO meeting THIS TUESDAY, April 14, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the MLK library.  We will be discussing spring activities as well as plans for next year.  We have a full agenda including a special guest, Eagle Scout Zeke Cohen.  Zeke is a Classical High School 10th grader and former MLK Elementary student who is devoting his Eagle Scout project to improving the MLK School and Community Garden.  Please come to learn more about the garden and about Zeke’s project!  We will also be discussing other topics, including plans for future MLK building improvements and how parents and community members can help with upcoming events (Talent Show, Teacher Appreciation Lunch, Field Day, Chuck E. Cheese fundraiser, Moving Up Ceremony, and more).  PTO meeting attendance has been low this year.  We understand that everyone is busy!  But we also want to keep a strong, committed parent and family community at King, which is part of what makes our school special.  Please attend if you can.  Thanks!

School assignments for students in grades K, 6, and 9 have been completed!  To check your child’s assignment, you can follow the link below and enter your child’s Student ID number and date of birth, then click on Get The Student Info.  All student assignments will be posted on Monday, April 13 at the Student Registration Center (325 Ocean Street). Staff will be able to assist you in locating your student ID. You may also call Student Registration at 456-9297 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A letter will be sent by postal mail with your child’s assignment and ID number, which should arrive by Friday, April 17.

There will be a school tour for incoming and prospective families on Friday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m.  Please note that this will be the last tour of the school year.  If you know a family whose child has been assigned to King, or a family potentially interested in King, please ask them to e-mail us at and indicate interest so we will know how many people to expect on the 8th.


Thanks to all of the families who signed their children up for the MLK Night of the Stars Talent Show! Because we have many kids participating, holding Friday afternoon rehearsals will not work due to limited staff and space at that time. Therefore, Friday afternoon rehearsals on April 17 and May 1 will not take place. Please make sure your kids go home on the bus, walk home, are picked up, or go to their afterschool programs when school is dismissed at 2:10 on these two Fridays

The MLK STEAM Night (formerly the Science Fair) has been scheduled for May 21.  Please watch for more information about guidelines and due dates to go home with your child(ren) over the next few weeks.

Also, a reminder that NEXT WEEK, April 20-24, is spring vacation and there will be NO SCHOOL!  We hope you will get out and enjoy the much nicer weather!

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