Cherry Hill School District (07-0800-110)

Kingston Elementary School

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:

On behalf of Kingston Elementary School and the Cherry Hill School District, I am happy to share with you the New Jersey School Performance Report. It provides a method for tracking our school’s progress toward New Jersey’s Student Learning Standards.

Our caring and supportive teachers and staff work closely with enthusiastic and involved parents to provide the best educational experience for the students at Kingston Elementary School. We have established a variety of initiatives that help us in that mission:

• Kingston’s state-recognized Character Education Committee plans activities for students and parents to honor individual heritage and culture.
• Our Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying initiative is supported by school-wide assembly presentations.
• Co-Teaching occurs at all grade levels.
• Support services are provided at each grade level for At-Risk students.
• Enrichment Kindergarten helps students build a solid foundation for learning.
• The Kingston PTA is a dynamic group of parents and teachers working together to provide family oriented and education related activities for our students and their families, while raising money to support school initiatives.
• SmartBoards are in use in all classrooms grades 2-5.
• Kingston elementary has a Jersey Sustainable Schools, Bronze level certification. • Kingston elementary is implementing a school-wide positive behavior intervention and support program this year.
• Kingston faculty are studying happiness this year, how to increase happiness and how happiness benefits learning and the brain.

Kingston Elementary School works to teach empathy, caring and citizenship. We run monthly Kingston Cares initiatives that have resulted in donations to many charitable organizations including Veterans Hospital, MS foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which has honored us with a Silver Star School for five years.

We are excited about the many initiatives that contribute to the development of the whole student. Please contact the school to learn more about these initiatives or about any of the data in the School Performance Report.