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Welcome Back to School!

The first day of school is Thursday, August 1st. Doors will open at 7:55 a.m. and school will start at 8:15 a.m. Students will be released at 3:00 p.m.


We look forward to seeing you then!

07/22/2024 Direct Link

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Join the Kingswood Team!

Looking for a great place to work. Then join our team at Kingswood. We have the following positions open:


  • 6th Grade
  • Resource
  • Art
  • Music


Apply online or email Principal Miller - Cara.Miller@Dysart.org

07/15/2024 Direct Link

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Kindergarten Experience 2024

Future Kindergarteners, please join us July 22 through July 25 from 8am to 11am for Kindergarten Experience. Your child will explore reading and math instruction while learning routines, procedures, and expectations needed for making friends and having a successful school experience. This will help with their transition into school and ease their anxiety as they begin a new school year! To register, stop by or call our front office prior to July 18th! 

07/11/2024 Direct Link

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Back to School Supply List

School is just around the corner and we know that our Kingswood families are getting ready for the first day of school on August 1st. Teachers have worked together as a grade level to determine the supplies needed throughout the school year. Below is the list of school supplies for each grade. 


As a reminder, our Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Tuesday, July 30th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  


Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th & 8th Grade


Enjoy your summer!

07/08/2024 Direct Link

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Who Had Fun at 21st CCLC Summer Learning?

Our students had a great time learning and participating in several enrichment activities during our 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Summer Learning program that was held this month. Thank you to our teachers, staff and guest vendors for being at school during the summer to teach our students.


To see all of the fun that they have, be sure that you are following us on social media @KGWESKnights.

06/21/2024 Direct Link

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Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, July 30th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  See you there!

06/11/2024 Direct Link

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Summer Office Hours

Kingswood Elementary School Office will be open during Summer Learning, June 3rd to June 20th, providing limited services.


Summer Learning Hours

Open: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Closed: Friday's


Our office will be closed from June 24th to July 9th.


Our office will reopen July 10th, Monday-Thursday from 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. We will be closed on Fridays.

06/04/2024 Direct Link

Summer Break written on a chalkboard

Summer Break - May 24th to July 31st

We want to wish our Kingswood families a fun and safe summer break. The first day of school will be August 1st. See you then!

05/23/2024 Direct Link

Early Dismissal written on a notebook

Early Dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

Students will be dismissed early on May 22nd and May 23rd at 11:15 a.m.

05/20/2024 Direct Link

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8th Grade Promotion and Activities

We are so excited to start planning for the 23-24 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, May 23rd. This year we will be having our ceremony here at Kingswood, unfortunately, that also limits our space. We know this limited space is not ideal, so the ceremony will be recorded and emailed out immediately after the ceremony. That being said, all 8th-grade students will be given 4 wristbands that will act as entry tickets. No extra wristbands will be given to students, but families in our community may share them informally as needed amongst themselves. Wristbands will be given to students 1 week prior to the ceremony and will not be replaced if lost.  Here is some additional information about the following: 


Parking 

  • Parking is limited.  
  • Please DO NOT PARK at the Kingswood Place 
  • Carpool if possible 


Siblings 

  • Siblings are required to wear a wristband to attend. 
  • Due to time constraints, we are unable to pull siblings from class to attend the ceremony. 
  • If you plan on having a sibling attend the ceremony, they must have a wristband and must arrive with you to Kingswood.  
  • Babies on laps do not require a wristband. 
  • Space is limited so no strollers will be allowed inside the gym. 


Expectations 

  • Dress code is enforced according to Parent/Student Handbook 
  • No balloons or noise makers  


Schedule of Events 

  • Doors open at 8:30 am 
  • Doors close promptly at 8:45 am 
  • Ceremony begins at 8:45 
  • Mix and Mingle in the Cafeteria…this is to receive certificates, take pictures, and sign-out students for the remainder of the day. 


Dismissal 

  • Parents/Guardians can sign out their 8th graders in the cafeteria after picking up their certificates. 
  • ID is required if you are planning to sign out your child. 
  • Siblings not attending the ceremony will be dismissed at 11:00. 
  • Parents are required to be out of the building by 10:30 due to early dismissal. 
  • Early dismissal on the last day of school is at 11:00 a.m. 


8th Grade Promotion Activities 

Our 8th graders will have the opportunity to participate in several grade level activities prior to our culminating celebration of Promotion.  


Free Picnic in the Park 

  • Monday, May 20th  10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 
  • Walking Field Trip Permission Slip Required 
  • Yearbook signing…yearbooks will need to be purchased prior to the event 
  • Lunch is provided 


8th Grade Promotion Dinner and Dance 

  • Permission Slip Required 
  • Friday, May 17th 6:00-8:00 PM 
  • Provided by PTSA Dinner: Taco Truck 
  • Entertainment: DJ E 
  • Students will not be permitted to leave without a parent/guardian signing them out 


Promotion Ceremony  Thursday, May 23rd

05/15/2024 Direct Link

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Final Band Concert

Kingswood's Final Band Concert will be held on Thursday, May 16th at 6: 00 pm at Valley Vista High School (15550 N Parkview Pl, Surprise, AZ 85374) 

05/13/2024 Direct Link

Math Competition Winners

1st Place in Dysart District Math Challenge

Congratulations to our 3rd and 4th grade students who took 1st place in the Dysart District Math Challenge. A special thanks to Mrs. Ritchie and Ms. McEvoy for their dedication to our students. We are so proud of you. 

05/09/2024 Direct Link

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Kindergarten-5th Grade Field Day

Families are welcome to join us for our Kindergarten-5th Grade Field Day on May 10th. Be sure to send your child with a water bottle, sunscreen, towel, change of clothes and tennis shoes.


Kindergarten - 9:00-10:57 a.m.

1st Grade - 9:39-11:49 a.m.

2nd Grade - 10:31-12:28 p.m.

3rd Grade - 11:10-1:07 p.m.

4th Grade - 11:49-1:46 p.m.

5th Grade - 12:28-2:25 p.m.


Please be advised, that animals will not be permitted to this event. If you have a small child that is not a student, they MUST, remain with you at all times!


For your child's safety, if you plan on taking your child home after Field Day, you MUST sign them out in the front office first. Students will then be called up from their classrooms to go home.

05/06/2024 Direct Link

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Thank You Kingswood Volunteers!

We were so excited to celebrate our volunteers and the hard work that they do for our school at a special breakfast. These amazing volunteers help in the classroom,  library, testing students, and so much more! Thank You!


Volunteers CARE, Volunteers HELP... Volunteers make a DIFFERENCE!

05/03/2024 Direct Link

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Congratulations to our Knights!

Our undefeated boy's basketball team won the championship game last, for the second year in a row. Congratulations and great job Knights! Shout out to our amazing cheer team for supporting them this season.

05/03/2024 Direct Link

Ottawa University Baseball Team with our March Shield Winners

Shield Winners Celebrate at an Ottawa Baseball Game

Thank you Ottawa University Baseball Team for celebrating our March Shield Winners at your last home game on April 23rd. Congratulations on winning your game against Benedictine Mesa 7-4. 


Our Kingswood families had a fun evening going on the field, meeting the players, and even playing catch with the players. Great job to Mrs. Green, our Math Interventionist, for throwing out the first pitch. 

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student with player
student with player

These students were recognized for displaying the Knights Code Characteristics: Being Respectful, Being Responsible, Being a Learner, and Being Safe. 

05/01/2024 Direct Link

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School Lunch Hero Spirit Day

To celebrate School Lunch Hero Day we will have a hero-themed spirit day this Friday, May 3rd. Help show your support for our school nutrition professionals who make a huge difference in the lives of every child who comes through the cafeteria. Be sure to wear your super hero gear!

04/29/2024 Direct Link

SCIENCE NIGHT

Family Science Night and Ice Cream Social

Join us on April 30th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for our Family Science Night and Ice Cream Social hosted by our 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLS) and PTSA. This fun family event will feature hands-on science activities, an opportunity to tour our Kingswood Garden, and much more! You won't want to miss this event!

04/22/2024 Direct Link

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Spring Holiday - NO SCHOOL

There will be NO school on Friday, April 26th in observance of our Spring Holiday. Have a great weekend. 

04/20/2024 Direct Link

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AASA State Testing Schedule

3rd-8th grade students will take their state assessments throughout April. Below are the dates your child will test. You can help your child be successful by not scheduling any appointments on these days so that your child can be present for the entire school day. Make sure that they get a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast in the morning. We also ask that you do not check your child out early on these testing days. Students are encouraged to bring their headphones from home to be plugged into the computer. Thank you for your support! 



  • April 2 - Writing 3rd-8th Grade
  • April 8 - AZ Science Part 1 5th & 8th Grade
  • April 9 - AZ Science Part 2 5th & 8th Grade
  • April 10 - AZ Science Part 3 5th & 8th Grade
  • April 10 - Oral Reading Fluency 3rd Grade
  • April 16 - ELA Part 1 3rd-8th Grade
  • April 17 - ELA Part 2 3rd-8th Grade
  • April 18 - Math Part 1 3rd-8th Grade
  • April 19 - Math Part 2 3rd-8th Grade


04/06/2024 Direct Link

Mr. Gilbert

National Assistant Principal's Week

This week we celebrate Mr. Gilbert during National Assistant Principal's week for doing amazing work here at Kingswood. Thank you for all that you do for us!

04/04/2024 Direct Link

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Help Support Kingswood Through Tax Credit

You can support Dysart Schools and receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit. Donations can go towards Athletics, Enrichment, Fine Arts and School Designated. Donations can be submitted up until tax day on April 15, 2024

What is a tax credit?

Arizona Law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows married couples filing jointly a tax credit of up to $400 and individual taxpayers a tax credit of up to $200 when they contribute to extra-curricular activities in public schools. This tax credit is available to all who reside in Arizona and have a tax liability at least equal to that of their donation.  You do not have to be a parent of a child in a Dysart school to benefit from this law. Corporations are not eligible.  Contributions are donated directly to the schools.  This means your donations are used directly to support student activities of the Dysart school of your choice.  

04/03/2024 Direct Link

Robotics Team

Kingswood's Robotics Team Places 3rd!

Congratulations to our Robotics Team who placed 3rd in the Dysart Unified School District competition. Thank you, Coach Miles, and to the team: Rey-Han, Brody, Charlotte, Raiden, Xander, and Hayden for working so hard. We are proud of you.

Robotics Team
Robotics Team
Robotics Team

03/29/2024 Direct Link

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3rd Quarter Honors Assembly

We are excited to celebrate our students' academic achievements during our 3rd Quarter Honors Assembly this Friday, March 29th. Students who will be recognized for Honor Roll, Principal's List, or ARMOR will receive a special invitation notifying parents.


4th Grade - 8:30 a.m.

5th & 6th Grade - 9:00 a.m.

7th & 8thGrade - 9:45 a.m.


Great Job Knights!

03/27/2024 Direct Link

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Basketball Season is Here!

Basketball season begins this week! Below is the game schedule for the boys and girls teams. 



Good luck and go KNIGHTS!

03/25/2024 Direct Link

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Congratulations to Kingswoods Dysart Heroes!

Congratulations to our Health Service Assistant, Mr. Kevin, and our Family Outreach Specialist, Mrs. Renee, for being awarded the 2023-24 Dysart Hero Award. 


Dysart Hero Awards are nominated by peers and are presented to certified and classified staff, administrative employees, and a district volunteer who have made positive contributions to the Dysart Unified School District.

Kevin
renee

03/20/2024 Direct Link

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Teacher Mejia Nominated for the Ginger Lee Francia Special Education Teacher of the Year Award

We are so excited to announce that Scout Mejia has been nominated for the Ginger Lee Francia Special Education Teacher of the Year award!  Congratulations Teacher Mejia!  Teacher Mejia goes above and beyond for our students every day and is well deserving of this special award. Please join us by casting your vote! Let's recognize their hard work and dedication to our students.  Voting goes until March 21st.

03/16/2024 Direct Link

Spring Break written on a chalkboard

Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

School will be closed from March 18th to 22nd for Spring Break. School will resume on Monday, March 25th. 


We hope that our Kingswood families have a fun and safe break. 

03/13/2024 Direct Link

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Give Us Your Input - 2025-2026 School Calendar

The district is seeking input about the start date and fall semester breaks for the 2025-2026 school year. Please take a minute to give us your input about your preferred calendar for that school year. 


CLICK HERE

03/10/2024 Direct Link

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Kindergarten Showcase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 02/20/2024 


DYSART SCHOOLS - Dysart Schools will host Kindergarten Showcase events on Tuesday, March 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. so that families can learn more about the free, full-day program. The Showcase is a great opportunity for parents of future Kindergartners to tour the school, meet the teachers, and register their child.  Information on before and after school programs available through Dysart's Community Education Department will be available as well.   


Dysart schools are among the top-rated in the state of Arizona and provide a FREE, FULL-DAY Kindergarten program in a safe, caring environment. The Dysart kindergarten program follows Arizona state standards, and offers hands-on, real-life activities in the areas of Cognitive, Social, and Physical development. Parents can learn more about Dysart School’s Kindergarten program at Dysart.org/Kindergarten.  


Dysart schools offering full-day kindergarten include Asante Preparatory Academy, Canyon Ridge, Countryside, El Mirage, Freedom Traditional Academy, Kingswood, Luke, Marley Park, Mountain View, Rancho Gabriela, Riverview, Sunset Hills, Surprise Elementary, Thompson Ranch, West Point, and Western Peaks.  


Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open for Dysart Schools. Parents may register their child online at Dysart.org/Registration or by visiting their local school.  In order to register for school, parents must provide a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.  To determine the school boundary for your residence, please visit www.dysart.org/boundaries. Open enrollment is available for parents who would like their child to attend a school other than their home school. Information on Open Enrollment is available at Dysart.org/OpenEnrollment.

03/07/2024 Direct Link

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Coffee with the Principal - School Safety

Join us this Friday, March 8th at 8:15 a.m. for our Coffee with the Principal, which will be held in our library. We will have a guest speaker, Office Karner, discuss school safety, his role as our SRO, and much more! 


Please use the library doors to enter.

03/06/2024 Direct Link

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Student Council Read Across America Spirit Week

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and love for reading, Student Council will have a Read Across America Spirit Week March 4-8th.


  • Monday 3/4 - Green Eggs and Ham: Wear Green
  • Tuesday 3/5 - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Color Wars (A Wing-Yellow, B Wing-Blue, C Wing-Red)
  • Wednesday 3/6 - Wacky Wednesday: Wear mismatched clothes
  • Thursday 3/7 - The Lorax: Wear Orange
  • Friday 3/8 - The Cat in the Hat: Wear red or stipes

03/01/2024 Direct Link

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Family Game Night

Join us on Thursday, February 29th for our 21st Century Afterschool Program for a fun night of playing games with your child. This free event will be held in the cafeteria from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be provided by Kingswood PTSA. Don't miss out!

02/24/2024 Direct Link

Ms. Deissler with NBCT banner

Congratulations Ms. Deissler

DYSART SCHOOLS - Over the past year, 10 Dysart Schools staff members earned their National Board Certification, and 15 have renewed their certification, bringing the total number of National Board Certified staff members to 66. National certifications are the highest and most rigorous credentials that can be earned for various professions across the U.S. for teachers, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and behavior analysts, and are overseen by their respective organizations.  


Congratulations to Ms. Deissler for working hard to receive your National Board Certification for Teachers for the first time. 

Ms. Deissler

02/22/2024 Direct Link

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Elite Eight Attendance Competition

We are so excited to announce that Kingswood is now competing in the Elite Eight this week!  Thank you for attending school each day, arriving on time, and not leaving early. You’ll never know what you missed unless you show up. Attendance Matters!

Attendance Contest Elite Eight flyer with schools listed

Elite Eight Schools 

  • El Mirage  
  • Rancho Gabriela  
  • Kingswood  
  • Riverview  
  • Marley Park  
  • Sunset Hills  
  • Mountain View  
  • Western Peaks


02/22/2024 Direct Link

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Parent University: AASA & Benchmark Testing

Join us on February 21st at 8:15 a.m. for our Parents University as we discuss AASA and Benchmark Testing. Topics to discuss are:

  • Who takes these assessments
  • Why are they given
  • How can you help your student

This informal meeting will be held in one of Kingswood conferences rooms. Please check in at the front office (be sure to have your ID). 

02/19/2024 Direct Link

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Presidents Day - No School

In observance of Presidents Day, there will be NO school on Monday, February 19th. School will resume on Tuesday, February 20th at 8:15 a.m.

02/16/2024 Direct Link

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Annual Parent Survey

The Dysart Unified School District is seeking your input on our Annual Parent Survey. We want to know what our district and schools are doing well and how we can improve in the future.  We have streamlined the survey, so it should take under 5 minutes to complete. It will be open through February 18. The survey may be found in English at www.dysart.org/survey and in Spanish at www.dysart.org/encuesta


Thank you in advance for your input.

02/14/2024 Direct Link

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Sweet 16 Attendance Competition

We are excited to announce that Kingswood Elementary is 1 of 16 schools that made the "Attendance Matters" Madness Playoffs, which will begin February 12th


Way to go Knights!  You will be competing to improve your own attendance rate as much as possible for as long as you remain in the playoffs. The eight schools that improve the most from February 12-16 will move on to the Elite 8 (February 20-23), then the Final Four (February 26-March 1) and finally the Championship (March 4-8), with the same goal each week. 


Help our school move on and make it to the Championship round by attending school each day, arriving on time, and not leaving early.  


We can do this Knights!!

02/10/2024 Direct Link

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Yearbooks on Sale!

Our special $30 price for this years Yearbook has been extended until February 14th. Click here to purchase yours today!

02/09/2024 Direct Link

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Student Council Valentine Vibes Spirit Day

Show your spirit on February 14th for our Student Council Valentine Vibes Spirit Day. Wear red, pink or white. 

02/09/2024 Direct Link

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Early Dismissal at 1:00 pm

Students will be released early on Thursday, February 8th, and Friday, February 9th at 1:00 pm so parents can attend our Parent-Teacher Conferences on these two days.

02/05/2024 Direct Link

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NO After-School Club February 6-9th

Due to Parent Teacher Conferences, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Afterschool Clubs will NOT be held February 6-9th. 


The Knight's Before Daybreak (open library) WILL BE OPEN the week of February 5th from 7:15 to 7:55 a.m. Please be aware that the doors close at 7:45 a.m. Students who arrive after this time must wait for the school to open at 7:55 a.m.

02/04/2024 Direct Link

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars for our Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 8th and 9th. Teachers will be sending information home to schedule appointments.  


Please be advised that these two days are also early dismissal at 1:00 p.m.


If your child is in 8th grade, please join us for an important parent meeting about 8th Grade Promotion, which will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:00-6:30 pm.

02/01/2024 Direct Link

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AZ Diamondbacks Attendance Matters

We are excited to announce that Kingswood will be participating once again in the AZ Diamondbacks Baseball Team Attendance Matters program. All students who have “perfect attendance” for February will receive a certificate redeemable for a D-Backs baseball game. 


When you miss school, you miss out. Your attendance matters!

01/31/2024 Direct Link

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Student Council Super Bowl Spirit Day

Show your spirit on Friday, February 9th for the Student Counicl Super Bowl Spirit Day. Wear your favorite teams' shirt. 

01/30/2024 Direct Link

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Scholastic Book Fair

The Kingswood PTSA has brought the Scholastic Book Fair back to Kingswood!   


Students will be able to shop during specials.  


Families can shop on Thursday, February 8th during Parent-Teacher Conferences from 1:30 to 6:00 pm.  


Shop online from Feb 5 – Feb 18 to support our school!


Bring on the Bookjoy—25% of every online purchase during the Fair directly benefits our school!  CLICK HERE TO SHOP

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01/30/2024 Direct Link

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Benchmark Testing for 3rd-8th

All 3rd-8th grade students will be taking Benchmark Tests from January 30th to February 2nd. You can help your student(s) be successful by making sure that they arrive at school on time, have a healthy breakfast, and get a good night's sleep. 


Take your time and do your best Knights!

01/27/2024 Direct Link

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Volleyball

Congratulations to the students who made this year's 2023-24 Volleyball Team. The first game is on Monday, January 29th at 5:00 pm at Kingswood. For the full schedule, please CLICK HERE


Good luck and go Knights!

01/25/2024 Direct Link

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Honors Assembly - Quarter 2

We are excited to celebrate our Knights' academic accomplishments on January 25th in the gym. Families of those who are being recognized are welcome to attend. Please be on the lookout for an invitation that will be sent home with students.  


4th Grade - 8:30 - 8:55 am  

5th & 6th Grade - 9:00 - 9:40 am  

7th & 8th Grade - 9:45 - 10:25 am 


Congratulations and Great Job Knights!

01/22/2024 Direct Link

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100th Day of School

Kingswood students will be celebrating the 100th Day of School on January 23rd with many fun activities in class. 

01/19/2024 Direct Link

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Football & Cheer

Congratulations to the students who made this year's 2023-24 Flag Football and Cheer Team. The first flag football game is on Tuesday, January 30th at 5:00 pm at Riverview. For the full schedule, please CLICK HERE 


The Cheer Team will be cheering at all home games. 


Good luck and go Knights!

01/18/2024 Direct Link

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Coffee with the Principal

Join us for our Coffee with the Principal on Friday, January 19th from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. in our school library


Topics:

  • How to help prepare your child for Benchmark Testing
  • School Goals - Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Achieve 3000 Software, which is used by your child in class


Please enter through the Library Doors.

01/15/2024 Direct Link

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I have a dream with American flag

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - 1/15/24

School will be CLOSED on January 15, 2024 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR Day.

01/12/2024 Direct Link

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Season 3 Sports Tryouts

Season 3 Sports Tryouts are just around the corner. Students, who have not previously played a sport, will be required to bring a Parent Permission Slip with them on the first day of tryouts. This packet is located in the front office.



Flag Football

  • Tryouts: January 9th - 11th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Roster: Will be posted January 12th
  • Conditioning: January 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Game Schedule: CLICK HERE
  • Game Locations: Countryside & Riverview
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting: January 16th at 4:45 p.m.


Volleyball Tryouts 

  • January 9th - 11th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
  • Roster: Will be posted January 12th 
  • Conditioning: January 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Game Schedule: CLICK HERE
  • Game Locations: Kingswood & Freedom Traditional
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting: January 16th at 4:45 p.m.


Cheer Tryouts

  • January 10th - 12th from 3:30-4:45 p.m.  
  • Final Try-Out - January 16th from 3:30-4:45 p.m.
  • Conditioning: January 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
  • Game Schedule: Flag Football Home Games ONLY
  • Game Locations: Countryside & Riverview
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting: January 16th at 4:45 p.m.



Good Luck Knights!

01/06/2024 Direct Link

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Welcome Back to School!

We hope that our families have had a wonderful Winter Break and look forward to seeing our Knights back at school on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 8:15 a.m. well rested and ready to learn!

01/04/2024 Direct Link

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Start the New Year Right!

Start the new year right by being here when we start back on January 9th. Your attendance matters.

12/28/2023 Direct Link

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Celebrating Kingswood's "A" Rating

We are so proud that Kingswood Elementary School earned an “A” rating from the school accountability labels for the 2022-2023 school year! Kingswood is one of 18 schools in the district to receive the “A” rating.  Additionally, the school ranked in the top 10% of schools in the state. 


The school accountability labels measure year-to-year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.

12/21/2023 Direct Link

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"A" Celebration

Kingswood is celebrating our "A" Rating with several fun activities and a spirit week. 


  • Monday we celebrate "Academics" by dressing as a nerd and Storming the Halls.
  • Tuesday we celebrate "Arts" by wearing an art shirt. At the end of the day, students "Stopped, Dropped, and Celebrated" by having snacks provided by the Student Council.
  • Wednesday we celebrate "Athletics" by wearing a sports shirt. At the end of the day, students "Stopped, Dropped, and Celebrated" by playing a fun game.
  • Thursday we celebrate being "Awesomely" Bright by wearing neon colors and listening to music during lunch.
  • Friday we celebrate being "A" Knight by wearing a Kingswood shirt and listening to music in the halls before school starts.


We are so proud of this "Amazing" accomplishment and encourage our students to continue to make their Academics a priority!


Its a great day to be a knight

12/19/2023 Direct Link

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December 22nd - Early Dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

School will be dismissed early at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, December 22nd. Have a wonderful Winter Break.

12/11/2023 Direct Link

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Years of Service

Mrs. Dymond


Mrs. Mason

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Mrs. Deissler


Be sure to check out our social media for more photos of Kingswood's amazing teachers and staff as we celebrate them!

12/07/2023 Direct Link

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Winter Break ~ December 25 to January 8th

School will be closed for Winter Break from December 25th to January 8th. School will resume on January 9th at 8:15 a.m.


Students will be dismissed early on Friday, December 22nd at 11:15 a.m.


We would like to wish our Kingswood families and wonderful holiday season. 

12/05/2023 Direct Link

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Holiday Hoopla Event

Join us on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for our Holiday Hoopla, hosted by our PTSA. 


This fun family event will feature

  • 3 Classic Movies (Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman & the Grinch)
  • Holiday Craft Stations
  • Kid's Korner Holiday Shoppe 
  • Holiday Gift Basket Raffle
  • Vendors
  • and much more! 


We look forward to seeing you there!

12/04/2023 Direct Link

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Student Council Holiday Hoopla Spirit Week

Show your spirit during our Student Council Holiday Hoopla Spirit Week, December 11-15th!


  • Ugly Sweater Monday (December 11th) - Wear an ugly sweater
  • Grinch Tuesday (December 12th) - Wear Grinch gear or green
  • Winter Hat Wednesday (December 13th) - Wear a Santa hat or beanie
  • Jolly Thursday (December 14th) - Wear a holiday shirt
  • Flannel Friday (Decemeber 15th) - Wear a Flannel shirt - NO PJ bottoms!

12/02/2023 Direct Link

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PTSA Kid's Korner Holiday Shoppe

The Kids’ Korner Holiday Shoppe will be open for students to shop December 11-15th during the school day.  Each class will have a shopping time scheduled.   Gifts are priced within a child’s budget, ranging from $.50 - $15.00.  (CASH ONLY/no checks will be accepted)  


The Holiday Shop will also be open for families to shop during the Holiday Hoopla Event on December 12 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.   

12/01/2023 Direct Link

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K-4 Holiday Concert

Families are invited to attend our K-4 Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 12th in the gym. This winter-filled concert will be held during students special classes:

Kinder - 11:40 a.m.

1st Grade - 12:20 p.m.

2nd Grade - 1:00 p.m.

3rd Grade - 1:40 p.m.

4th Grade - 2:20 p.m.

11/30/2023 Direct Link

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Dysart Education Foundation Laird Teacher Mini-Grant Winner!

Congratulations to 5th-Grade Teacher, Mrs. Albin, for being awarded the Dysart Education Foundation Laird Teacher Mini-Grant, presented by Board Members, Principal Timbrooks and Carolyn Barnett. 

11/29/2023 Direct Link

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Kingswood Wins Districtwide Attendance Competition!

During the week of November 13th - 17th, Kingswood competed against Asante Prep in a districtwide attendance competition to see who had the highest percentage of perfect attendance. The results are in... and Kingswood WON! Great job and congratulations.


Thank you students and parents for making school attendance a priority!

11/28/2023 Direct Link

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Thanksgiving Recess - NO SCHOOL

Thanksgiving Recess is November 20-24th. There will be NO SCHOOL. School will resume on Monday, November 27th at 8:15 a.m.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/15/2023 Direct Link

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Turkey Trot

Families are invited to our Annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 17th. 


8:20-9:00 a.m. - 8th Grade 

9:00-9:40 a.m. - 7th Grade 

9:40-10:20 a.m. - 6th Grade 

10:20-11:00 a.m. - 5th Grade 

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - Kinder 

12:20-1:00 p.m. - 1st Grade 

1:00-1:40 p.m. - 2nd Grade 

1:40-2:20 p.m. - 3rd Grade 

2:20-3:00 p.m. - 4th Grade

11/08/2023 Direct Link

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Cookie Dough & Popcorn Fundraiser

It's back! Student Council is having a cookie dough and popcorn fundraiser.


Sales begin November 6th. 

All orders are DUE November 17th.

Order pick-up is December 15th from 3-5 pm.


What is being sold?

  • Gourmet Arizona Cookie Dough and Frozen Treats
  • Poppin Popcorn & Wallaby Licorice
  • Personalized Items: Water Bottles and Tumblers
  • Hundreds of items can be purchased ONLINE ONLY!


Student safety is our top priority! Please DO NOT sell door-to-door. 


For more information visit store.ZagFundraising.com (enter group KWE23)


Thank you for your support of Kingswood Student Council!

11/06/2023 Direct Link

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Kingswood Earns an A!

We are so proud to announce that Kingswood Elementary School earned an “A” rating from the school accountability labels for the 2022-2023 school year! Kingswood is one of 18 schools in the district to receive the “A” rating.  Additionally, the school ranked in the top 10% of schools in the state.

The school accountability labels measure year to year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.

11/03/2023 Direct Link

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Veterans Breakfast - All Families Are Welcome!

All Kingswood Families are Welcome!


Help us honor our Veterans by joining us on Thursday, November 9th for our Veterans Breakfast from 7:30-8:00 a.m. Doors will open at 7:15 a.m. 


We will serve several breakfast options: pancakes & sausage, cereal with graham crackers, or red, white, and blueberry parfait with granola. 


The cost is $1.75 per guest (Cash Only - Please Bring Exact Change)

10/31/2023 Direct Link

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Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

Kingswood Elementary School will be CLOSED on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day. School will resume on Monday, November 13th at 8:15 a.m.


Thank you to all our veterans for your courage, strength and dedication to keeping us safe. 

10/27/2023 Direct Link

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Honors Assembly - Quarter 1

We are excited to celebrate our Knights' academic accomplishments on November 1st in the gym. Families of those who are being recognized are welcome to attend. Please be on the lookout for an invitation that will be sent home with students on Friday, October 27th. 


4th Grade - 8:30 - 8:55 am 

5th & 6th Grade - 9:00 - 9:40 am 

7th & 8th Grade - 9:45 - 10:25 am


Congratulations and Great Job Knights!

10/26/2023 Direct Link

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Parent University: DIBELS

Join us for our Parent University: DIBELS Session on Friday, November 3rd from 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. This presentation will explain what DIBLES is. Who takes this assessment? Why is this assessment given? What we do with the data. What you can do to help your student(s), and much more!


This session will be held in the Kingswood Library. Attendees can use our Library doors to enter the building.


If you have any questions please contact our Family Outreach Specialist, Mrs. Renee, at 623-876-7641 or by email at renee.puighink@dysart.org

10/25/2023 Direct Link

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Goosebumps Goodies Event

Join us Friday, October 27th for our Goosebumps Goodies Event. This fun outdoor event will feature food trucks, vendors, and of course... CANDY! 


Students MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Come in your costumes, but please no masks and MUST follow dress code.


Thank you PTSA for supporting this fun event.

10/24/2023 Direct Link

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Front Office Closing Early

Kingswood front office will be closed early on Monday, October 30th at 1:30 p.m. It will re-open on Tuesday, October 31st at 7:15 a.m.


Thank you ~ Kingswood Staff

10/23/2023 Direct Link

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Benchmark Testing for 3rd-8th Grade Students

All 3rd-8th grade students will be taking Benchmark Tests October 24th-26th. You can help your student(s) be successful by making sure that they arrive to school on time, have a healthy breakfast, and get a good night's sleep.Take your time and do your best Knights!

10/20/2023 Direct Link

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Student Council Spirit Week

Show your school spirit during our Student Council Spirit Week October 23rd-27th.


  • October 23 Minion Monday - Wear a Minion shirt
  • October 24 Travel Tuesday - Dress from your favorite era
  • October 25 Disney Wednesday - Dress like your favorite character or wear a Disney shirt
  • October 26 Teacher Thursday - Dress like a teacher
  • October 27th Freaky Friday - Wear your costume. NO MASKS!

All Spirit Wear MUST FOLLOW DUSD DRESS CODE. Hats are not permitted in the building.


10/19/2023 Direct Link

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Feed the Monster

We are having a candy drive for our Goosebumps Goodies event on Friday, October 27th. Students can "Feed the Monster" each morning as they enter school. 


Thank you Kingswood families for your support!

10/16/2023 Direct Link

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Fall Break

There will be no school October 9-13th for Fall Break. School will resume on Monday, October 16th. Have a fun and safe vacation!

10/06/2023 Direct Link

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars for our Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 5th and 6th. Teachers will be sending information home to schedule appointments. 


Please be advised that these two days are also early dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

09/26/2023 Direct Link

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Nominate Your Favorite Teacher

Students, talk to your parent or guardian about nominating your outstanding teacher for the Silver Apple Award! Winning teachers will be featured on 3TV and receive a $1,000 prize!


For more information and application CLICK HERE.


Nominations accepted through March 15, 2024

09/25/2023 Direct Link

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Soccer Try Outs

Tryouts: October 3rd and 4th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Students need to meet on the small playground immediately after school.


Grades: 6th - 8th grade


Requirement: Students MUST have a signed Parent Permission Slip from the Sports Packet in order to try out. These are available in the front office.


Team Rosters: Posted on October 5th


Cost: A $60 fee MUST be paid in order in order to get a uniform


Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tuesday, October 17th immediately following practice on the field


Season: October 30th -December 8th


Playoffs: December 11th - 15th


Game Schedule: Boys  Girls


Game Locations: El Mirage and Riverview


Coaches: Boys - Coach Kevin  Girls - Coach Renee

09/22/2023 Direct Link

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APS Supply My Class

APS Supply My Class awards $500 to 500 randomly selected teachers in APS territory to help ensure they have the necessary resources to support their students. This year, five Kingswood teachers were chosen as recipients.


Congratulations to Ms. Baker, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Neill, Mrs. Livingston and Mrs. Williams!

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09/18/2023 Direct Link

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"Vaping 101" Event for Parent

Dysart Schools invites you to join us for a Vaping 101 presentation on Wednesday, September 27 from 6:00-7:30pm at The Vista Center for the Arts (15660 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374).  


Vaping is one of the largest behavioral issues we see in our schools today, especially among middle and high school students. This event will explore current facts and myths around vaping, and you’ll leave with effective solutions in protecting your student(s).  Anyone in the community is welcome to attend, and the presentation is appropriate for all ages, so parents can bring their school-aged children along to hear about vaping directly if they choose. 

09/15/2023 Direct Link

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Arts In Education Week

This week we celebrate Arts in Education. Kingswood provides students with the opportunity to explore their artistic side through a rigorous and relevant comprehensive art program aligned with Arizona State and National Standards. Arts education plays an integral role in a child's development. Kingswood offers art education in the disciplines of music and visual arts. Art education not only inspires and motivates students to enjoy learning, it also supports creative and critical thinking skills, builds self-confidence and self-awareness, enhances communication skills, and improves cognition. 


Be sure to check out our social media as we highlight Kingswood Art Education this week. @KGWESKnights

09/14/2023 Direct Link

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Site Council Meeting

Join us on September 20th from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. for our September Site Council Meeting. 


The purpose of the Site Council is to manage the collection and distribution of public tax expenditure funds donated to the campus. During the academic year, the Site Council will focus its efforts on extra-curricular clubs, athletics funding, fine arts, and staff compensation for structured tutoring services. Ongoing fundraising, via community tax credit applications, will also play a prominent role.

09/12/2023 Direct Link

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Picture Day

Picture Day is on Friday, September 22nd. Information will be sent home with students or you can visit mydorian.com, search for Kingswood, and click on the green order button. You will be able to order online now and for up to four days after picture day. 


Here are some helpful tips to make picture day great!

  • Schedule haircuts 7-10 days prior to picture day
  • Wear simple clothing. Solid shirts or small patterns, along with sleeves, photograph best. A simple collared shirt is a timeless classic.
  • Avoid logos and text on clothing. Graphics or wording may not photograph completely and can become partially cropped out of your picture. 

09/12/2023 Direct Link

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Just a few missed days here and there can add up to too much lost learning time and put your student behind in school. This is as true in Kindergarten as it is in high school. Please make sure your student is in school every day, and schedule doctor's appointments with your student's school schedule in mind.

09/11/2023 Direct Link

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NFL Spirit Day

We are kicking off the NFL season with our first Spirit Day. Be sure to wear your favorite NFL gear! As a reminder, hats may not be worn inside the building.

09/05/2023 Direct Link

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Grandparents Breakfast

Join us for our Grandparents Breakfast on Friday, September 8th. We will be serving pancakes, eggs, fruit, and juice for $1.75 per person (please bring exact change). Doors open at 7:15 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

09/05/2023 Direct Link

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Knights at Daybreak is Back!

Knights at Daybreak is held in the library daily for students to check out library books, get help with homework, or participate in specialized subjects (see schedule below). 


Doors open at 7:15 a.m.

This 21st Century Community Learning Club Program runs from September 5th to May 10th


Monday - Art & Puzzles

Tuesday - Engineering Building

Wednesday - Robotics

Thursday - Engineering Building

Friday - Games

09/01/2023 Direct Link

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Baseball & Softball

Our Baseball and Softball teams kicked off their seasons this week! Check out the photos from Boys Baseball against Thompson Ranch. 

Check out the full season schedules below and show your support for our Knights this season!  


Baseball 2023 Schedule

Softball 2023 Schedule

09/01/2023 Direct Link

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September 4th

Kingswood Elementary School will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. 

08/29/2023 Direct Link

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PTSA Panera Fundraising

Help Kingswood PTSA raise some "Dough" at our Panera Fundraiser on August 31st from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. 


Please show digital flyer or use code FUND4U in the online checkout Paneara app, or in-cafe kiosk. 

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08/29/2023 Direct Link

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Welcome Officer Karner

Kingswood has received a school safety grant that provides for a full-time School Resource officer on our campus. Welcome Officer Karner to Kingswood. Officer Karner has an extensive background in law enforcement. He has been a police officer for over 22 years. During that time he served in many roles including, as a School Resource Officer, and a detective. He recently retired from the El Mirage police department and was hired by the Surprise police department to work as an SRO. 


The School Safety Program (SSP) was established by ARS 15-154 in 1994 for the purpose of placing School Resource Officers (SRO) on school grounds to contribute to safe school environments that are conducive to teaching and learning. Through comprehensive prevention and intervention approaches, School Safety Program-funded officers maintain a visible presence on campus; deter delinquent and violent behaviors; serve as an available resource to the school community; and provide students and staff with Law-Related Education (LRE) instruction and training. 


Officers develop positive interactive relationships with the students, the staff, and the community that they serve. This proactive, prevention-based program is cultivated through collaborative working partnerships between officers, school administration, teachers, and police and juvenile probation departments. There will be opportunities in the future for you to get to know Officer Karner. We are excited to welcome him to the Kingswood family.

08/28/2023 Direct Link

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Let's Play Ball!

Kingswood Baseball and Softball teams have been practicing hard for the past few weeks getting ready for their season. 


The first game for both teams is on Tuesday, August 29th at Valley Vista at 5:30 p.m. against Riverview. 


For a full list of games click below:

Baseball

Softball


GO KNIGHTS!

08/25/2023 Direct Link

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The PTSA is a Team That Starts With You!

At Kingswood, the PTSA plays a role in facilitating the quality education of our students.  The PTSA raises over $10,000 annually to provide the support the school needs for enrichment, incentives, and academic opportunities.  This includes mini-grants to help pay for field trips and special events.   


Meet the 2023/2024 Kingswood PTSA Board:  

 Ali Alvidrez - President  

 Allen Little - Vice President  

 Chantelle Little - Treasurer  

 Bryan Hoskin - Secretary


Last year, Kingswood PTSA supported several things:

Family Bingo Night

Ice Cream Social

Book Fair

Holiday Shoppe

Goosebump Goodies

Sports Banquet

Read-A-Thon

Penny Wars

8th Grade Promotion Shirts

and much more!


The PTSA needs the support of our Kingswood families to continue providing these opportunities for our students. Our goal this year is to have 100 members!


Faculty/Staff Membership $8.00 

Family Membership $25.00 


Become a Member Today! 

08/22/2023 Direct Link

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Family Bingo & Curriculum Night

Join us on August 29th for our Family Bingo Night hosted by our PTSA. This fun event will take place after our Curriculum Night. 


Bingo Night is FREE to attend and will consist of 5 games. Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Curriculum Night - 2 Sessions

Session 1 - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Session 2 - 5:45 - 6:30 pm


Bingo

6:30 - 7:30 pm


Thank you PTSA for hosting Bingo Night!

If you are interested in joining PTSA please click here.


08/21/2023 Direct Link

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Site Council

The Kingswood Elementary School Site Council is a semi-autonomous body consisting of parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders.  As mandated by the Dysart Unified School District, the purpose of the Site Council is to manage the collection and distribution of public tax expenditure funds donated to the campus. 


First Meeting: August 23, 2023, from 3:30 - 4:15 pm

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month


For more information please click here.

08/21/2023 Direct Link

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Keeping our Students Safe in the Heat

The Arizona climate provides spectacular benefits as well as challenges with the extreme heat that can be faced in the summer months. Challenges due to heat-related situations can result in heat-related sickness and injury. To ensure that our students and staff are provided a continued safe environment for outdoor activities, we have an automated system that will monitor the heat index each school day and provide information to schools at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM regarding any restrictions that may occur due to the heat during extreme heat months.  Schools receive a Heat Index Legend each day that is utilized to determine levels of outdoor activities for students. The legend indicates that the proportion of play to rest is as follows: 


Heat Index Recommendation of Work to Rest 

90 – 104 degrees 50% work / 50% rest 

105 – 109 degrees 25% work / 75% rest 

110 + degrees All students participate in indoor activities only 


Please note that the rest can include time out of the heat and under-shade structures. Acclimation to heat is the first defense for heat illness. Students living in the Arizona climate experience the heat on a continual basis and can improve their ability to exercise, play, or work in the heat through acclimation. Drinking adequate amounts of fluid and utilizing caution during periods of extreme heat provides an environment in which all can be safe in the Arizona climate.

08/17/2023 Direct Link

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4th Quarter Honors Assembly

It was great recognizing our students' academic achievements with their teachers and families in our 4th Quarter Honors Assembly.  Principal Timbrooks also shared with them the importance of the assessments they take each year to show their academic growth. Great job Leveling Up Knights!


Kingswood's Mission is to create a collaborative community of learners achieving at the highest level.

Vision: Succeeding every day... every KNIGHT!

08/15/2023 Direct Link

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Coffee with the Principal

Join us on Friday, August 18th from 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. in the Library for our Coffee with the Principal. Principal Timbrooks will review school-wide achievement data, Kingswoods Continous Improvement Plan, and the parent engagement plan. 


Kingswoods Mission is to create a collaborative community of learners achieving at the highest level.

Vision: Succeeding every day... every KNIGHT!

08/14/2023 Direct Link

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Move On When Reading Information

Each year the Dysart School District and Kingswood Elementary School provide important information pertaining to Move on When Reading.  This letter is posted below and will be sent home with all students in Kindergarten through Third Grade.  Teachers will continue to communicate and share information with families regarding Move on When Reading. 


2023 MOWR Parent Letter - English

2023 MOWR Parent Letter - Spanish

08/11/2023 Direct Link

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Free and Reduced Lunch

Dysart Unified School District will be participating in the National School Lunch Program. As part of this program, Dysart Schools will offer healthy meals every school day. Breakfast will cost $1.25; Elementary/Middle lunch will cost $2.60 and High School lunch $2.85. Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price meals for breakfast and lunch cost is $0.00 for the 2023-2024 school year. 


To apply for free or reduced-price meals we highly recommend using SchoolCafe at www.schoolcafe.com. Paper applications are available in each school office and can be returned to the school once completed unless the household has already received notification that their children are approved for free meals this year. Applications include a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children and what is required to complete on the application.  


Only one application is required for all children in the household and the information provided on the appli­ca­tion will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data.  Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by the school or other program officials. An application for free or reduced-price benefits cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions. In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability.  


Families can apply for benefits at any time. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household's income falls at or below the Federal Guidelines. Contact Claudia Zamora at any time to request an application.  


Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy, Nutrition Liaison will review applications and determine eligibility.  Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to: Dr. Stephen Poling, 13825 W Desert Cove Rd., Surprise, AZ 85379.  


When known to Dysart District households will be notified of their children’s eligibility for free meals if they are members of households receiving assistance from the:  

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): 
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR); or  
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), if the State program meets Federal standards.  


An application is not required for free meal benefits for Assistance Program participants and all of the children in the household are eligible for free meal benefits. If any children were not listed on the notice of eligibility, or if a household does not receive a notice of eligibility, the household should contact the school to have free meal benefits extended to them. Participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals, but they will need to turn in an application including household size and total income.  


When known to Dysart Unified households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is considered “Other Source Categorically Eligible”, because the child is categorized, as defined by law as:  Foster Homeless Migrant Runaway Enrolled in an eligible Head Start, or Enrolled an eligible pre-kindergarten class.  If any children were not listed on the notice of eligibility, the household should contact the school about their eligibility through the list above, or should submit an income application.  


Households notified of their children’s eligibility must contact the school if the household chooses to decline the free meal benefits.  For more information, you may call the Nutrition Department at 623-876-7075 or e-mail at nutrition@dysart.org. 


08/10/2023 Direct Link

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Annual Student Update

Each year we ask parents to confirm or update their contact information, address, student health and emergency contact information and preferences to ensure that we can communicate with families regarding their student, or in the case of an emergency. Parents are asked to complete the Annual Student Update in the Parent Portal by September 1. Instructions on how to do so can be found here.

08/09/2023 Direct Link

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Tryouts - Baseball and Softball

Kingswood will be holding Baseball and Softball Tryouts for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students on Thursday, August 10th at 7 am. 


Go Knights!

08/08/2023 Direct Link

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Mondays - Early Release at 1:00 pm

Just a reminder that every Monday Kingswood Elementary School dismisses students at 1:00 pm.

08/07/2023 Direct Link

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Welcome Back Kingswood Staff

We welcomed our Kingswood staff back to campus earlier this week as we prepared for the return of our students. First day of school is August 3rd.

07/31/2023 Direct Link

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First Day of School

The first day of school is August 3, 2023. We can't wait to see all of our Knights back on campus!

07/28/2023 Direct Link

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Annual Update

It's that time of year. As students are getting ready to head back to school, we ask that our Kingswood families please take a moment to complete the Annual Update. 


You can access the Annual Update by logging into your Parent Portal and then clicking "Annual Update" located on the left side of the screen.  If you need help with this, please call our office at 623-876-7600.  

07/10/2023 Direct Link

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Kinder Experience

We would like to invite incoming Kindergarten students to our Kindergarten Experience. This program will take place Monday, July 17th through Thursday, July 20th. The program will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m.  Please provide a snack and a water bottle for your child. Stop by our office prior to July 13th to fill out our enrollment form, so that your child may participate in this amazing opportunity.  Enrollment will not be accepted after July 13th. 

07/10/2023 Direct Link

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City Council Recognizes Kingswood Athletic Teams

On June 20th the City Council recognized Kingswood Boys and Girls Basketball teams and Girls Volleyball team for winning their district championship games during the 2022-23 School Year. 

06/29/2023 Direct Link

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Back to School Supply List

Teachers have worked together as a grade level to determine the supplies needed throughout the school year. These supplies are a great start for getting ready for next year. Some teachers may request additional items specific to their classroom assignments and projects.


Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th & 8th Grade

06/19/2023 Direct Link

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Important Back to School Information

Monday, July 10th - Our office reopens to the public for all 2023-2024 School Year needs.


Tuesday, August 1st - Meet the Teacher Night from 5:00 - 6:30 pm


Thursday, August 3rd - First Day of School! Doors open at 7:55 am

06/14/2023 Direct Link

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Summer Learning Office Hours

Our office will be open during our Summer Learning Program. Services are limited to Summer Learning needs only. 


June 5th - June 29th

7:15 - 12:00 pm


CLOSED FRIDAYS


The office will be CLOSED from June 30th to July 7th.


The office will open on July 10th to service all needs for the 2023-2024 School Year.

06/12/2023 Direct Link

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Summer Break

The last day of school is May 24th. We hope that our Kingswood families enjoy their Summer Break. 


School will resume on August 3rd. 

05/23/2023 Direct Link

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Kinder Experience Registration Now Open!

Help your Kindergarten student have a smooth transition by attending our Kinder Experience from July 17-20th from 8 am to 11 am. Your child will explore reading and math instruction while learning routines, procedures, and expectations needed for making friends and having a successful school experience. This will help with their transition into school and ease their anxiety as they begin a new school year. Register now through July!


Click Here To Register

05/22/2023 Direct Link

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Now Enrolling for the 2023-2024 School Year

As a convenience, parents/guardians can complete most of the enrollment process online. In order to finalize enrollment the following documents will be required by our office: a government-issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. 


Please note that currently enrolled Dysart 8th grade students do NOT need to complete student enrollment for high school, but will need to make Open Enrollment choices if they do not want to attend their assigned boundary high school. Please refer to the boundary map to determine your child’s boundary school.

05/22/2023 Direct Link

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Meet the Teacher Night

Mark your calendar - Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 5:00pm.  This is a great opportunity for your child to meet their 2023-24 teacher and see their classroom. 

05/22/2023 Direct Link

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Join Kingswood Team!

Looking for a great place to work that makes a difference. Join Kingswood Team. Click below and type "KGWS"

05/22/2023 Direct Link

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Dysart District Champions

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Basketball Teams who won their Dysart District Championship games on Friday. 

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boys basketball

05/15/2023 Direct Link

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Kindergarten Promotion

Our Kindergarten students will be promoting on Friday, May 19th at 8:45 a.m. Families and friends are welcome to come and celebrate as students receive certificates and sing songs. 


All visitors must check in at the office before entering campus. 

Doors will close promptly at 8:45 a.m.

Siblings will not be allowed to be pulled out of class to attend.

Students leaving after the ceremony must be cleared at the office.

NO balloons.

05/14/2023 Direct Link

Mrs. Albin receiving her teacher award

Teacher of the Month - Mrs. Albin

Congratulations to 5th-grade teacher, Mrs. Albin for being Raymond E. Grim - American Family Insurance's Teacher of the Month. 


Mr. Grim posted the following on his Facebook page :

This month's winner for #TeacherOfTheMonth is Judy Albin from Kingswood Elementary School. Part of her nomination email read this,  "Mrs. Albin is a first-year teacher but teaches as though she is a veteran. She knows what it takes to get her students involved in what they are learning. The students are excited each day to come to class because she teaches in a creative way. In the afternoon, she continues to teach 2 days a week, during our after-school program, a gardening class that is the heaviest attended. Mrs. Albin spent countless hours and her own personal resources to build a school garden, that the kids help with each week. This garden has produced an abundant amount of vegetables, which she has gone the extra step each week to make into veggie dips or air-fry for not only her students to try but shares with staff to enjoy as well." Thank you Mrs. Albin for being a great teacher and loving the kids in our community. I want to thank Montse Terepocki - Financial Advisor and Lisa Fowler - AZ Real Estate for partnering with us to make this happen. For winning this award, her class got a pizza party with pizza from Barro's Pizza, a gift card from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, and a gift card from Amazon.com to buy supplies for her class."


Congratulations Mrs. Albin! # LevelUp

05/12/2023 Direct Link

5th grade class

Achieve3000 Celebration

Congratulations to our 5th-grade students for making the highest literacy gains in Achieve3000 across the entire District for the month of April. Achieve3000 provides targeted instruction to every student at their level and pushes them to become better readers in all content areas. Your hard work and dedication has paid off! Time to celebrate with cookies!

05/11/2023 Direct Link

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Dysart District Cheer & Pom Competition

Please come out and support our amazing Cheer and Pom Squads as they participate in the Dysart District Cheer and Pom Competition!


This event is hosted by Valley Vista Spiritline


May 13, 2023

Valley Vista High School

15550 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374


Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the first performance.

Spectactor Entry Free

$10 per person (cash only)

3 years and under are FREE


Concessions will be sold at the venue

Food and drinks (other than water) will not be allowed in the gym/performance areas


Gym doors will be closed during each routine and will not open until the routine is complete

05/10/2023 Direct Link

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Sports Awards Night

Kingswood will be recognizing our student-athletes on Monday, May 15th from 5:00-6:30 pm for our end-of-year Sports Awards Night. Dinner will be provided by our amazing PTSA. Invitations will be sent home with students containing additional information. 


This event is for student-athletes and their family only.

05/05/2023 Direct Link

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8th Grade Promotion and End of Year Activities

We are excited about the upcoming 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24th. Please take a moment to review this important information. This year we will be having our ceremony here at Kingswood. Unfortunately, that also limits our space. We know this limited space is not ideal, so the ceremony will be recorded and emailed out after the ceremony. That being said, all 8th grade students will be given 4 wristbands that will act as an entry ticket. No extra wristbands will be given to students, but families in our community may share them informally as needed amongst themselves. Wristbands will be given to students on Monday, May 22, 2023 prior to the ceremony and will not be replaced if lost. Students will be practicing for the ceremony on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23. It is very important that students attend school on these days. 


The Dysart District is always dedicated to the highest academic standards. As such, it is important that students participating in 8th grade promotion are passing their classes. If a student is receiving an “F” in any class (including special area classes) at the time of promotion, they will not be able to participate in their school promotion ceremony and possibly other end-of-the-year activities. Parents are able to see their child’s grades via the Parent Portal. Please know that we want all students to succeed and our teachers are dedicated to working with your child. If your child has an “F” in any class, your child’s teacher will be contacting you to develop a plan of action to ensure your student will qualify to participate in the 8th grade promotion ceremony. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to the following teachers: 


Science - Mr. Bryant, boyd.bryant@dysart.org 

Social Studies - Dr. Dyb, david.dyb@dysart.org 

ELA - Mrs. Payne, jaime.payne@dysart.org

Math - Mrs. Green, angela.green@dysart.org


Here is some additional information about the following:


Parking 

  • Parking is limited. We have permission to use the parking lot behind  Kingswood Place. 
  • We ask that you not park under any of their covered spots or visitor spaces at the entry of Kingswood Place. 
  • Carpool if possible 


Siblings 

  • Siblings are required to wear a wristband to attend. 
  • Due to time constraints, we are unable to pull siblings from class to attend the ceremony. If you plan on having a sibling attend the ceremony, they must have a wristband and must arrive with you to Kingswood.  
  • Babies on laps do not require a wristband. Space is limited so no strollers will be allowed inside the gym. 


Expectations 

  • Dress code is enforced according to Parent/Student Handbook 
  •  No balloons or noise makers 

Schedule of Events 

Doors open at 8:30 am 

Doors close promptly at 8:45 am 

Ceremony begins at 8:45 

Mix and Mingle in Cafeteria…this is to receive certificates, take pictures, and sign-out students for the remainder for the day. 


Dismissal 

  • Parents/Guardians are able to sign-out their 8th grader in the cafeteria after picking up their certificates. 
  • ID is required if you are planning to sign out your child. 
  • Siblings not attending the ceremony will be dismissed at 11:00.
  • Parents are required to be out of the building by 10:30 due to early dismissal. 
  • Early dismissal on the last day of school is at 11:00 a.m.


Academic Requirement

The Dysart District is always dedicated to the highest academic standards. As such, it is important that students participating in 8th grade promotion are passing their classes.  If a student is receiving an “F” in any class at the time of promotion, they will not be able to participate in their school promotion ceremony, and possibly other end-of-the-year activities.   


8th Grade Promotion Activities 


Our 8th graders will have the opportunity to participate in several grade level activities prior to our culminating celebration of Promotion.  


Picnic in the Park 

  • Friday, May 19th 
  • Walking Field Trip 
  • Permission Slip Required 
  • Yearbook signing…yearbooks will need to be purchased prior to the event 
  • Lunch is provided 


8th Grade Promotion Dinner and Dance 

  • Friday, May 19th
  • Permission Slip Required 
  • 6:00-8:30 PM 
  • Provided by PTSA 
  • Dinner: Taco Truck 
  • Entertainment: DJ E 
  • Students will not be permitted to leave without a parent/guardian signing them out 

 

Promotion Ceremony  

  •  Wednesday, May 24th

05/04/2023 Direct Link

girls volleyball team

Congratulations to our Knights

Congratulations to the Kingswood Elementary School Girls Volleyball team who was recognized at the April Governing Board meeting recently, for winning their respective championships this middle-level season! 

05/03/2023 Direct Link

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Spring Concert

Please join us for our bands Spring Concert on May 16th at 6 pm at Valley Vista High School. This will be the final concert of the year. 

05/02/2023 Direct Link

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Teacher Appreciation

We are so lucky to have such amazing teachers at Kingswood! Please take a moment to thank and appreciate your child's teacher by simply writing an email, handwritten card, or phone call.

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teacher
teacher

05/02/2023 Direct Link

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Field Day

Kingswood will be hosting Field Day for Kindergarten to 7th Grade.


Kindergarten to 5th grade will be held on Friday, May 12. 

  • K-2 will be from 9:00-11:00
  • 3rd-5th will be from 12:00-2:00.  

6th to 7th grade will be held on Friday, May 19th from 9:30-10:50 am.


There will be ten fun and thrilling activities students will rotate through.  Five stations will include an element of water, so YES your child will be getting very wet.  


We ask that each student please bring a large water bottle, sunscreen, and a towel.  Since your child will be getting wet you may want to send them to school with a change of clothes and a plastic bag to take home their wet clothes in. We also ask to send students to school in a pair of comfortable shoes and NOT flip-flops.  They will be participating in running and kicking events and we want to keep them safe.  


Parents are encouraged to attend by checking in with the front office.       

05/01/2023 Direct Link

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Spirit Week

  • Marvel Monday (May 1st) - Wear your Marvel Gear!
  • Throwback Tuesday (May 2nd) - Wear clothing from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, or 2000's!
  • Whisk Away Wednesday (May 3rd) - Wear Hawaiian Clothing!
  • May the 4th Be With You (May 4th) - Wear your Star Wars Gear!
  • Fiesta Friday (May 5th) - Celebrate Cinco De Mayo by wearing bright colored clothing!

04/25/2023 Direct Link

Military Families

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

April is the month of the Military Child. Kingswood celebrated our Military Children and their Servicemembers today, April 21st, at a special luncheon, hosted by our PTSA. Their dedication and service to our country are invaluable to the freedom of America. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Military Luncheon
Military Luncheon
Military Luncheon

04/21/2023 Direct Link

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Family Science Night & Ice Cream Social

Join us on Friday, April 28th from 5-7 pm in the cafeteria for our Family Science Night hosted by our 21st Century Community Learning Center and Ice Cream Social hosted by our PTSA. 

04/19/2023 Direct Link

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Volunteer Appreciation Week April 17th - 21st

This week is School Volunteer Week, where we recognize and thank the amazing volunteers who selflessly give their time to support our students and schools every day. Thank you for all that you do!


Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please contact Community Education at 623-876-7056. 

04/18/2023 Direct Link

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Congratulations to our Knights!

Kingswood held its 3rd Quarter Honors Assembly to recognize our Honor Roll, Principals List, and Knights Code students for a job well done. We want to thank the parents who attended. Great Job Knights!


Please visit our social media to see pictures from the assembly @KGWESKnights

04/14/2023 Direct Link

Mr. Gilbert

National Assistant Principal's Week

April 3rd to 7th was National Assistant Principal's Week. Our Knights filled the halls to celebrate Mr. Gilbert for doing amazing work here at Kingswood. Thank you for all that you do for us!

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students

04/12/2023 Direct Link

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Month of the Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, emphasizing the important role military children play in the armed forces. Kingswood will observe Arizona Goes Purple on Friday, April 21st, and encourage all students to wear purple that day. In addition, our PTSA will graciously provide purple wristbands for all students to wear that day to show their support.

04/10/2023 Direct Link

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AASA State Testing Schedule

AASA State Testing will take place over the course of 3 weeks in April. Here are some important reminders to help your student(s) be successful. 


  • Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 am, so please have your students arrive at school on time. 
  • Students are not allowed to be checked out of school early once they begin their AASA. They MUST finish the unit assessment before they are allowed to leave campus.
  • Please send headphones, that can plug into a computer, with your students. Bluetooth headphones are not permitted.
  • Make sure students get a good night's rest and have a healthy breakfast. 


To view the testing schedule please click here.

03/31/2023 Direct Link

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Spring Holiday - No School

Kingswood Elementary School will be closed on Friday, April 7th for Spring Holiday.  School resumes on Monday, April 10th at 8 a.m.

03/31/2023 Direct Link

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3rd Quarter Honors Assembly

Honors Assembly We will be celebrating our 3rd Quarter Honor Roll, Principals List, and Knights Code on April 13th. A special invitation for families to attend will be sent home with students who will receive an award. Congratulations! 


6th Grade -12:20-12:50 pm 

5th Grade - 1:00-1:30 pm 

4th Grade -1:40-2:10 pm 

7th & 8th Grade - 2:15-2:45 pm

03/30/2023 Direct Link

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Season 4 Sports

Our season 4 sports are underway. Basketball for boys and girls and our cheer squad have been working hard to get ready for games starting in April. The season will take place from April 3rd to May 5th. Playoffs will be held May 8th - 12th. 


If you would like to come out to support our teams please check out their schedules below. 

03/28/2023 Direct Link

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College 101 Night for Parents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 03/09/2023 


DYSART SCHOOLS - The Dysart Unified School District will host a College 101 Parent Night for parents interested in learning about the college acceptance and financial aid process on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Valley Vista High School, located at 15550 N. Parkview Place in Surprise, Arizona.   


"Dysart has a strong focus on preparing our students for college and career success,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Dean.  “We’re excited to offer College 101 Night as a way for our families to learn more about how to prepare for college.”  


The event will begin at 5:30 pm with college booths available to browse. Two informational sessions will be held at 6:30 pm and again at 7:00 pm where parents can choose to hear about a variety of topics. Participating parents will have the opportunity to learn about FAFSA, dual enrollment, athletics in college, honors colleges, military academies, saving for college, financial planning, and much more. Over thirty-five colleges will be in attendance along with military representatives to meet with parents and answer questions. Food trucks will also be on site during the event.

03/24/2023 Direct Link

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Yearbook Sale

March 31st is the final day to order your student(s) 2022-23 Yearbook. Click below to purchase yours today!

03/21/2023 Direct Link

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Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge is coming to our school starting March 27th! We have some exciting things planned this year to get us moving, helping others, and having fun. Get a head start by signing up today and helping your student choose a daily health challenge. Visit our school page by clicking the button below or download the Kids Heart Challenge app!

03/20/2023 Direct Link

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2022-23 Volleyball District Champions

Congratulations to our Volleyball Team for winning their Championship Game on Thursday, March 9th. They worked hard and did a great job! #LevelUp

03/10/2023 Direct Link

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Congratulations Knights

Kingswood participated in the Diamond Backs Attendance Matters Rewards Program in the month of February. Students with perfect attendance that month were recognized and given a certificate redeemable for a FREE ticket to a DBacks baseball game from April to July. Congratulations Knights!

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03/07/2023 Direct Link

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Congratulations Mrs. Franklin and Mrs. Rust

Each year, the Dysart Hero Awards are presented to certified and classified staff, administrative employees, and district volunteers who have positively contributed to the Dysart Unified School District. This year we would like to congratulate Shelley Franklin, Student Support Tech, and Krista Rust, School Data Improvement Specialist, for receiving Hero Awards on behalf of Kingswood. A special ceremony will be held on April 20th at The Vista Center for the Arts to recognize our recipients, as well as other district recipients. 

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teacher

03/07/2023 Direct Link

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Season 4 Tryouts

Season 4 Tryouts will be held the week of March 6th.


Girls Basketball 

Thursday, March 9th and Friday, March 10th

3:30-4:30 pm


Boys Basketball

TBA


Cheer for Basketball

Tuesday, March 7th to Friday, March 10th

3:30-4:30 pm


Students must have a parent permission slip in order to tryout. Permission slips can be picked up in the front office before and after school and during lunch.


Students who have played a sport or participated in tryouts previously, this school year, DO NOT need a new permission slip.

03/03/2023 Direct Link

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Welcome Future Kinders!

Dysart Schools will host Kindergarten Showcase events on Tuesday, March 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. so that families can learn more about the free, full-day program. The Showcase is a great opportunity for parents of future Kindergartners to tour the school, meet the teachers, and register your child.  Information on before and after school programs available through Dysart's Community Education Department will be available as well.   


Dysart schools are among the top-rated in the state of Arizona and provide a FREE, FULL-DAY Kindergarten program in a safe, caring environment. The Dysart kindergarten program follows Arizona state standards, and offers hands-on, real-life activities in the areas of Cognitive, Social, and Physical development. Parents can learn more about Dysart School’s Kindergarten program at Dysart.org/Kindergarten


Dysart schools offering full-day kindergarten include Asante Preparatory Academy, Canyon Ridge, Countryside, El Mirage, Freedom Traditional Academy, Kingswood, Luke, Marley Park, Mountain View, Rancho Gabriela, Riverview, Sunset Hills, Surprise Elementary, Thompson Ranch, West Point, and Western Peaks.  


Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for Dysart Schools. Parents may register their child online at Dysart.org/Registration or visit their local school.  In order to register for school, parents must provide a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.  To determine the school boundary for your residence, please visit www.dysart.org/boundaries. Open enrollment is available for parents who would like their child to attend a school other than their home school. Information on Open Enrollment is available at Dysart.org/OpenEnrollment.

03/02/2023 Direct Link

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Dysart Festival of the Arts

The Dysart Festival of the Arts will take place at Valley Vista High School on Saturday, March 25th, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  There will be back-to-back performances on eight stages, including band,  choir, dance, and theatre troops!  There will also be over 60 art vendors, food trucks, and community partners!

03/01/2023 Direct Link

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Spring Break

There will be no school from March 13th - 17th for Spring Break. School will resume on Monday, March 20th. 

03/01/2023 Direct Link

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Family Reading Event

"Children are made on the laps of their parents" - Emilie Buchwald


Join us for our Family Reading Event, hosted by our 21st Century Community Learning Club (21st CCLC) and PTSA, on Tuesday, February  28th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the Kingswood Library. This fun family event will be a night of reading and learning how families can check out books to bring home. Books will be provided by our 21st CCLC and cookies and hot chocolate will be provided by PTSA. 


Be sure to stick around for our PTSA meeting which will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. New PTSA Memberships, $8 individually or $25 for a family for a year, will receive a FREE book to take home (1 per new membership). 


No RSVP needed, just show up!

02/23/2023 Direct Link

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Read Across America Spirit Week - Dr. Seuss Style!

February 27th

Green Eggs & Ham. Wear Green!


February 28th

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Wear a College/University shirt or dress like your future career.


March 1st - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss 

Wacky Wednesday Get WACKY! Wear your clothes backward, inside out, or mismatched.


March 2nd

Fox in Socks! Wear crazy socks!


March 3rd

On Beyond Zebra! Wear black and white or even Zebra stripes!

02/21/2023 Direct Link

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Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge is coming to our school starting February 27th! We have some exciting things planned this year to get us moving, helping others, and having fun. Get a head start by signing up today and helping your student choose a daily health challenge. Visit our school page by clicking the button below or download the Kids Heart Challenge app!

02/17/2023 Direct Link

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Spring Pictures & Class Pictures

Grads Photography will be taking Spring Pictures and Class Pictures on Friday, February 17th so please be sure to send your student(s) looking their best!

02/14/2023 Direct Link

Presidents Day

Presidents Day - No School

Kingswood Elementary School will be closed on February 20th in observance of Presidents Day.  School resumes on February 21st.

02/07/2023 Direct Link

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Congratulations Mr. Bryant

Congratulations to Mr. Bryant, our 7th & 8th-grade Science teacher, who was presented with a Discovery Education Award by Toni Robinson, Statewide & Strategic Partnerships Manager,  for the use of the Daily Learning Platform for 132 days consecutively. 

02/07/2023 Direct Link

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Valentine's Day Grams for Sale!

Student Council is selling Valentine's Day Grams for $2 at soft start from February 6th to 10th. There is a limited supply so place your order today! Grams will be delivered on February 14th. 

02/06/2023 Direct Link

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Parent Teacher Conferences

We are excited to invite families to campus for Parent Teacher Conferences the week of February 6th. Please be on the lookout for your child's teacher(s) about conference schedules and meetings.


Important information for this week:

- Students will be dismissed early at 1:00 pm on Monday 2/6, Thursday 2/9, and Friday 2/10 to accommodate conference schedules. 

- There will be NO Preschool Classes on Thursday 2/9, and Friday 2/10.

- There will be NO 21st Century Afterschool Clubs Monday 2/6 through Friday 2/10.

- Knights at Daybreak (Open Library) will be open.

02/01/2023 Direct Link

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Early Dismissal at 1:00 pm

Due to Parent Teacher Conferences, we will dismiss students early on Monday 2/6, Thursday 2/9, and Friday 2/10 at 1:00 pm.


As a reminder, there will be NO 21st Century Afterschool Clubs Monday, February 6th through Friday, February 10th. Our Knights at Daybreak (Open Library) will be open this week. 

01/31/2023 Direct Link

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Scholastic Book Fair is Back!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is back! Students will be able to shop during their special times from Tuesday, February 6th to Friday, February 10th. 

01/31/2023 Direct Link

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Attendance Matters

Kingswood Elementary will be participating in The Arizona Diamondback "Attendance Matters" rewards program. Attendance All-Stars, those who have perfect attendance for the month of February, will earn a complimentary ticket to a variety of games from April to July! When you miss school you miss out!

01/25/2023 Direct Link

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Canned Food Drive

Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive from January 23rd to February 3rd.  The class with the most cans collected from B Wing (Kindergarten to 3rd Grade) and C Wing (4th Grade to 8th Grade) will win a hot chocolate and donut party! 

01/24/2023 Direct Link

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100th Day of School

Kingswood students were so excited to celebrate the 100th day of school on Monday, January 23rd.

Stormy the Knight

Stormy the Knight, our school mascot, greeted students this morning as they arrived at school, and stopped by some classrooms to say hi. 

school supplies

Students Ms. Barnett's ASPIRE class each brought 10 of something and counted by groups of 10 to show 100 days of school! 

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boys with hats

Mrs. Linzey's  Kindergarten class showed their 100 day spirit by wearing their 100 days smarter shirts and hats.

01/23/2023 Direct Link

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Yearbooks on Sale!

Yearbooks are now on sale for $35! To purchase a yearbook for your child, simply click the link below. 

01/23/2023 Direct Link

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Season 3 Sports

Our season 3 sports are underway. Flag football, girls' volleyball, and our cheer squad have been working hard to get ready for games at the end of the month. Our cross-country team continues to compete each Saturday and has had great success with bringing home individual medals. 


If you would like to come out and support us, be sure to check out our schedules below.

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volleyball team
cross country team
cheer team

01/20/2023 Direct Link

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Honors Assembly

We will be celebrating our 2nd Quarter Honor Roll, Principals List, and Knights Code on January 19th. A special invitation for families to attend will be sent home with students who will receive an award. Congratulations!


6th Grade -12:20-12:50 pm

5th Grade - 1:00-1:30 pm

4th Grade -1:40-2:10 pm

7th & 8th Grade - 2:15-2:45 pm

01/10/2023 Direct Link

Reminder

Parent Portal Annual Update

We have a large number of families that have not completed the Annual Update on the Parent Portal. Parents must complete the Annual Student Update (includes EIS agreements) by January 31st.  Student accounts will be shut off on February 1st if not complete. This means no access to email, Schoology, etc. Without this update we cannot administer any medications, Vaseline, bug bite cream, or other over-the-counter medications. This is also important as we want to have up-to-date medical information and contact information on your student in the event of an emergency. You can complete the Annual Student Update by accessing the Parent Portal or through the parent portal app. 


If you need assistance in setting up a Parent Portal account, please contact our Family Outreach Specialist, Mrs. Renee, at 623-876-7641. 

01/09/2023 Direct Link

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Curriculum Available for Review

DYSART SCHOOLS - Members of Dysart Unified School District’s Textbook Adoption Committee will evaluate textbooks for grades 4-6 English Language Arts (ELA) and high school Advanced Placement (AP) Economics. The materials will be made available for review online and will be on display November 14, 2022 through January 13, 2023 at Freedom Traditional Academy, 16066 N Parkview Place Surprise, Arizona 85374. Parents and community members are invited to view the materials before and after school, from 7:15-8:00 AM and 3:00-3:45 PM. The last evening dates will be on January 10, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  To view the materials online, visit Dysart.org/CurriculumReview.  


All Dysart curriculum is aligned to state standards and current legislative mandates. To learn more about Dysart’s curriculum and adoption process visit Dysart.org/Curriculum, or contact the Dysart Schools Educational Services Department at 623-876-7173 for more information. 

01/06/2023 Direct Link

Welcome Back - Winter Break

Welcome Back!

We are excited to have students back on campus starting Thursday, January 5, 2023. 


2022-2023 Notable Dates 

  • August 3 - First Day for Students  
  • September 5 - Labor Day October 6-7 - K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences (½ days for K-8)  
  • October 10-14 - Fall Break  
  • November 11 - Veterans Day (Observed) 
  • November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Recess 
  • December 19-20 - High School/ Middle School Final Exams (½ days for high school/middle school)  
  • December 20 - Early Release (½ days K-8)  
  • December 21 - January 4 - Winter Break 
  • January 5 - School Resumes   
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  • February 9-10 - K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences (½ days for K-8)  
  • February 20 - Presidents Day 
  • March 13-17 - Spring Break April 7 - Spring Holiday 
  • May 22 - Graduation Day (½ day for HS)  
  • May 23-24 - High School/ Middle School Final Exams (½ days for high school/middle school)  
  • May 23 - Early Release (½ days K-8)  
  • May 24 - Last Day for Students (½ day for K-8)  


Students are dismissed early every Monday to provide time for teacher professional development.

01/04/2023 Direct Link

MLK Day

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of MLK Day Holiday, Kingswood Elementary School will be closed. 

01/04/2023 Direct Link

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Season 3 Sports Tryouts

Tryouts for Flag Football, Volleyball, and Cheer for 6th to 8th-grade students will take place the week of January 9th.


All students must report to the gym immediately after school and bring a parent permission slip to try out. Athletic Packets can be picked up in the office before and after school.


There is a $60 registration fee for those who make the teams, which must be paid in order to receive a uniform. 


Cheer will take place during Season 3 (flag football) and Season 4 (basketball), which will require 2 separate $60 fees for each season. 


Flag Football - January 10, 11 & 12th from 3:15 - 4:30 pm (Team roster will be announced on January 13th)

Volleyball - January 10, 11 & 12th from 3:15 - 4:30 pm (Team roster will be announced on January 13th)

Cheer - January 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13th from 3:45 - 4:45 pm (Team roster will be announced on January 16th)

12/16/2022 Direct Link

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Tax Credit

Kingswood Elementary is currently seeking tax credit support for our school and programs.  Arizona Law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows married couples filing jointly a tax credit of up to $400 and individual taxpayers a tax credit of up to $200 when they contribute to extra-curricular activities in public schools. This tax credit is available to all who reside in Arizona and have a tax liability at least equal to that of their donation.  You do not have to be a parent of a child in a Dysart school to benefit from this law. Corporations are not eligible.  Contributions are donated directly to the schools.  This means your donations are used directly to support student activities of the Dysart school of your choice.   Donations may be submitted through April 15, 2023. 


To claim the tax credit, taxpayers must contribute to an extra-curricular activity for which the school district requires a fee or funds to operate the program.  Extra-curricular activities are optional, noncredit educational activities that are offered before, during or after school hours.  Examples include enrichment activities, athletic and music programs, and after-school clubs.  These programs depend on fees from students.

12/16/2022 Direct Link

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Special Visit

Some of our students had a special visit by Santa and the Ottawa University Spirit Squad. 

12/14/2022 Direct Link

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No Preschool Classes on December 19th and December 20th

There will be no preschool classes on December 19th and 20th. Preschool classes will resume on January 5, 2023.

12/09/2022 Direct Link

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Winter Break

There will be NO school from December 21st to January 4, 2023, for Winter Break. School will resume on January 5, 2023. 


We hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season!

12/09/2022 Direct Link

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Holiday Shop

Our Kids Korner Holiday Shopping Event will take place December 13-16th during school. Students will be able to shop for family and friends for the holidays. Most items range from $1 to $5.

12/08/2022 Direct Link

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Holiday Spirit Week

Holiday Spirit Week 


Please join in the fun next week for our Holiday Spirit Week, which will take place December 12-16th. 


Monday, 12/12: T'was the Night of Polar Express - Wear PJs

Tuesday, 12/13: Tinsel Toes Tuesday - Wear your Christmas or Crazy Socks

Wednesday, 12/14: Winter Hat Wednesday - Wear a Santa Hat or Beanie

Thursday, 12/15: Grinch Day Thursday - Wear Grinch Colors or Grinch Clothing (NO MASKS)

Friday, 12/16: Flannel Friday - Wear Your Favorite Flannel 

12/05/2022 Direct Link

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Middle School Final Exams

December 19th and 20th are early release days, students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm. On these two days, our 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students will be taking finals. If a student is absent for a final, they will receive a zero until they take the final within the first 2 weeks in January.

11/30/2022 Direct Link

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Polar Express

Monday, December 12th from 5:30-7:00 pm

15150 W. Mondell Rd. Surprise, AZ 85374


Please enter the bus loop on the west side of the school


Below is a list of stops you will make on the Kingswood Polar Express.


1. Admin - Happy Elves 

2. ESS/Pre-school - Frosty 

3. Kinder - Bells 

4. 1st Grade - Gnomes 

5. 2nd Grade - Snowman at Night 

6. 3rd Grade - Reindeer Food 

7. 4th Grade - Gingerbread Candy Lane 

8. Support Staff - Night Before Christmas 

9. 5th Grade - Stay Refreshed During the Holidays 

10. 6th Grade - Grinch Who Stole Christmas 

11. 7th Grade - Christmas Vacation 

12. 8th Grade - Christmas Vacation 

13. Interventionists - Holly Jolly & 21st CCLC After-School Program Goodie Stop 

14. Academic Specialists - Golden Ticket


Be sure to wave HI to Santa on the final stop!


Polar Express Map

11/30/2022 Direct Link

K-3 Holiday Music Performance

K-3 Holiday Music Performance for Parents

Join us as students sing a few holiday songs that they have learned in Choir Class. Please see the performance schedule below. 


2nd Grade - 9:00 - 9:40 am

3rd Grade - 9:40 - 10:20 am

Kinder - 11:00 - 11:40 am

1st Grade - 1:00 - 1:40 am

11/29/2022 Direct Link

Family Game Night

Family Game Night

Families of Kingswood Elementary had a fun evening at our 21st Century Community Learning Centers Family Game Night. Student Council helped serve families pizza dinner, which was hosted by our PTSA. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a huge success. Thank you families for attending!

11/17/2022 Direct Link

Thanksgiving Recess

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School will be CLOSED during the Thanksgiving Recess which will take place November 21st to 25th. 


We would like to wish our Kingswood families a Happy Thanksgiving!

11/15/2022 Direct Link

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Veterans Day Celebration

Kingswood created a special tribute to our Veterans on Thursday, November 10th to thank them for their service. 


We want to thank our teachers' Coach Sehr, Mr. Millican, Mr. Borden, Mr. Bryant, and Mrs. Covington for their service.  We would also like to thank the family members as well. 


“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” Winston Churchill

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11/10/2022 Direct Link

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Spelling Bee

We would like to thank all of our students who participated in our recent Spelling Bee, which went 15 rounds. 


Congratulations to Jax who will represent Kingswood at the Dysart Unified School District District Spelling Bee. 


Congratulations Charlotte for placing second, and Jimmy who came in third. Great Job Knights!

11/07/2022 Direct Link

Cross Country

Cross Country

Do you have a student who likes to run? 


Good news... It's time for Cross Country! 


3rd-8th Grade students are welcome to join.


Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00  starting on Tuesday, November 8th, and ending on Thursday, February 2nd. (No practice during school breaks.)  


Please make sure you have a ride home after practices at 4:00 or have permission to walk home.


Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 8th at 4:00 in the library.  


Cross Country meets will be on Saturdays at Cimarron Springs.  Families will need to provide transportation to and from the meets.


3rd / 4th grade races are - 1 mile 

 5th / 6th grade races are - 1.5 miles 

 7th / 8th grade races are - 2 miles


Students must pick up an athletic packet from the front office and return it to Mrs. Miles. 

(If your student has participated in a sport, they can simply use the athletic form for that sport)

11/03/2022 Direct Link

Soccer

Soccer Season

Soccer season is underway. Our Kingswood athletes have been working hard for the past 2 weeks preparing for games.


The season will take place from October 31st to December 9th. Playoffs will be held December 12th - 16th. For a full list of games, please click here: 



We would like to congratulate our Team Captians Raeleigh, Natalie, Braiden, and Jeremiah.

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11/01/2022 Direct Link

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Congratulations Mrs. Richards

On Wednesday, October 26th, APS representatives surprised Mrs. Richards, a fourth-grade teacher, with a Supply My Class Teacher Award.  APS awards Arizona Title 1 K-12 teachers $500 in order to purchase much-needed school supplies for their students. 


Congratulations Mrs. Richards!

10/27/2022 Direct Link

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Career and College Expo

 Dysart Unified School District invites parents and students to a Career and College Expo on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.  

The expo showcases Dysart's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, West-MEC, colleges and universities, and military representatives so families can explore opportunities to pursue in and after high school. This is a great way for 5th through 11th grade students and their parents to get hands-on with all of the career pathway classes and programs offered at Dysart Schools. The event is free and open to the public. Details can be found at www.dysart.org/CTEexpo

Dysart Schools currently offer 17 CTE programs at four high schools (Dysart High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Valley Vista High School, and Willow Canyon High School.) Program options include Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Animation, Digital Photography, Education Professions, Engineering, Film and TV Production, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Laboratory Assisting, Law and Public Safety, Marketing, Nursing Services, Software and App Design, Sports Medicine, Stagecraft Design and Production and Technology Device Maintenance. Learn more at www.dysart.org/CTE

10/25/2022 Direct Link

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State Senator David Livingston Visits Kingswood

We were fortunate to have State Senator David Livingston come to Kingswood to explain his role at the Capitol. We were joined by Dysart Governing Board Member Traci Sawyer-Sinkbiel and Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Ken Hicks. Senator Livingston spoke about his time in politics, how a bill becomes a law and other fascinating tidbits on Capitol life. Did you know that you place legislative bills in a frog called the “Hopper” or that DPS can escort legislators to the Capitol if they are needed for an important meeting? This and so much more on life in government was introduced to our junior high. We will hopefully continue learning more about the legislative process this spring as the junior high is planning on touring the Capitol.

10/20/2022 Direct Link

1st Quarter Honors Assembly

1st Quarter Honors Assemblies

Kingswood Elementary celebrated our 4-8th grade students' academic achievements for the 1st Quarter in our recent Honors Assemblies. Students were presented by Admin with Honor Roll and the Principals List Awards, followed up by our Knights Code Awards presented by teachers for students who exhibit the characteristics of either being a Learner, Responsible, Respectful, or Safe. Family members, along with our mascot, Storm E. Knight, were there supporting students by cheering. Congratulations to our Knights. Keep up the good work!

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10/20/2022 Direct Link

Monster Mash & Goosebumps Goodies

Family Event

Join us for our Monster Mash & Goosebumps Goodies Family Event

Friday, October 28th

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Come in Costume - NO Masks Please

The Goosebumps & Goodies is where students can Trick or Treat in the gym.

The Monster Mash is our fun family dance which will be held in the cafeteria.


All Students MUST be accompanied by an adult.


WE NEED YOUR HELP!


PTSA and Student Council are teaming up to collect bags of candy for the 

Monster Mash and Goosebumps Goodies!!! 


 We will be collecting Goosebump Goodies (variety bags of candy) from 10/17 to10/28 


 The class with the most collected bags of candy will get a Pizza Party from PTSA. 

10/17/2022 Direct Link

Shield Winners

Knights Code

Each day our students work hard to follow our Knights Code, which is to be Respectful, Responsible, Safe, and to be a Learner. When these behaviors are exhibited, they are rewarded with a Shield. At the end of each week, these shields are collected for a small prize, and at the end of each month, there is an opportunity for some to win a big prize.


We are so proud of our students for Leveling Up and following our Knights Code. Keep up the good work!

 

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10/07/2022 Direct Link

Baseball and Softball

Baseball and Softball

As our Baseball and Softball season comes to an end,  we would like to congratulate our teams for working hard at practice and playing even harder at the games. You have done a great job of Leveling Up. Way to Go Knights!


A huge thank you to our coaches, Coach Sehr and Coach Millican!

10/05/2022 Direct Link

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Fall Break

Fall Break will take place October 10-17th. We hope that our Kingswood Families have a fun and relaxing break and we will see our Knights back at school on Monday, October 17th.


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Red Ribbon Spirit Week

Please join in the fun this week by showing your Drug-Free Spirit during our Red Ribbon Spirit Week!


Red Ribbon Campaign is the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the United States and our students here at Kingswood are proud to be drug-free, which is why our Spirit Week will take place October 24-28th.


Monday, 10/24: Ready to be Drug-Free? Wear red to kick off Red Ribbon Week!

Tuesday, 10/25: Team Up Against Drugs - Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey

Wednesday, 10/26: I Hope to be Drug-Free - Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink

Thursday, 10/27: Orange You Glad to be Drug Free? - Wear orange for Pumpkin Day

Friday, 10/28: Being Drug-Free is a Real Treat - Dress up as your favorite book character, NO MASKS!

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10/04/2022 Direct Link

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is Here!

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! 


Students can shop for books on Oct. 4 – 5 during specials time. 

Families shop on Thursday, October 6th from 1:30 - 6:00 pm in the library. 


Become a BOLDER, PROUDER, STRONGER Reader at the Scholastic Book Fair. 


SHOP ONLINE FROM OCT 3 – 16 TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL! 

Scholastic will give back 25% in rewards to our school when you shop online during the Fair. You can shop over 6,000 products — and all orders ship direct to your home (with free shipping on book-only orders over $25*)! 


Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: 

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10/04/2022 Direct Link

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Soccer Tryouts

This Wednesday, October 5th at 3:30 pm we will hold boys and girls soccer tryouts out at the main field, near the playground. 


It is mandatory that anyone interested in trying out bring a signed Parents Permission Slip with them. Students can pick these up at the front office. 


If your student is currently playing a sport, please have them collect their permission slips from their coach and bring them with them to tryouts.


A parent meeting will be scheduled once the team roster has been announced.


Games will begin in November! Go Knights! 

10/03/2022 Direct Link

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We're Having a Book Fair!

The Kingswood PTSA is bringing back the Scholastic Book Fair during the week of October 3-7th!  


Shop for books the week of October 3 - 7th with your class. 

Families can shop on Thursday, October 6th from 1:30 - 6:30 pm.  

Online shopping can be done from October 3-16th


Become a BOULDER, PROUDER, STRONG Reader at the Scholastic Book Fair. 

09/27/2022 Direct Link

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars for parent-teacher conferences which will be held the week of October 3rd.  Please be on the lookout for information from your child's teacher to schedule a time for your conference. We look forward to seeing you there so that together we can work towards your child's academic success. 


Please be advised that October 6th and October 7th are early dismissal days at 1:00 pm due to the conferences. 

09/20/2022 Direct Link

Art in Education Week

Arts In Education Week

The week of September 12th, Dysart Unified celebrated Arts in Education Week, which is one of the vital parts of our student's educational experience. Here at Kingswood, we have a variety of classes for our students such as band, choirs, and visual art.

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09/16/2022 Direct Link

Naming of the Knight

Let us introduce you to our Knight


For years, our Knight was nameless, so we asked our students to help us give him a name. Students first nominated a name, which was then narrowed down to a few for students to vote on. 


On Friday, September 16th we held Student Assemblies to reveal our Knights name. We were joined by District 3 Councilmember Patrick Duffy, who lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. We introduced our Student Council, who read a Constitutional Poem, and then the main attraction appeared and his name was revealed.


Drum Roll Please.... We would like to introduce you to Storm E. Knight. 

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09/16/2022 Direct Link

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Grandparents Breakfast

Our Kingswood Grandparents had a wonderful morning with their Knights during a special Grandparents Breakfast. Please check out the fun we had by clicking the button below. Happy Grandparents Day!

09/09/2022 Direct Link

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

Our Knights were so excited to wear their favorite NFL gear to kick off the football season! Check out our social media to see more photos.

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09/08/2022 Direct Link

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2022-2023 Move On When Reading Information Kindergarten through 3rd Grade

Each year the Dysart School District and Kingswood Elementary provide important information pertaining to Move on When Reading.  This letter is posted below and will be sent home with all students in Kindergarten through Third Grade.


2022-2023 MOWR Parent Letter - English

2022-2023 MOWR Parent Letter -Spanish

09/06/2022 Direct Link

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Grandparents Breakfast

Join us on Friday, September 9th for our Grandparents Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:00 am in the Cafeteria. We will be serving up scrabbled eggs, turkey sausage, and toast. The cost is $2.60 per person (please bring exact change). We look forward to seeing you there!

08/30/2022 Direct Link

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Emergency Operation Procedures

Maintaining a safe learning environment is one of Dysart's highest priorities. Our schools and district plan and practice various responses to emergency situations through regularly-scheduled practice drills. This letter will inform you of some of the procedures we will follow to protect our students during an emergency.  


What happens during an emergency? 

School administrators, along with support from district office and city/county agencies, will evaluate the incident and initiate the appropriate response to either evacuate outside or away from buildings, or secure the campus in lockdown, modified lockdown, or shelter in place. School personnel work closely with public safety officials during emergencies.  


 Students may be kept on campus. 

In the event of a hazard or other immediate danger to health and safety outside of the school, public safety officials may direct the school to keep students on campus, even after school hours, until it is safe enough for the all-clear signal to be given.  

 • If such an emergency occurs, the school will begin a controlled release, dismissal or reunification process, in which students will be released only to an adult who has been identified as a parent, guardian or emergency contact.  

 • The school district is prepared to provide food, water and the medications listed on your child's Medication Administration Release form to your child if we are directed to hold students on campus.  


 Students may be relocated off campus. 

An emergency situation may require students to be evacuated to a location different from their home school. Our district high schools will serve as relocation sites for all K-8 schools. Updated information sent by telephone auto dialer, email and text messaging will apprise parents of the reunification site details.  


 What to do if your child is kept on campus during an emergency:  

 1.To keep phone lines free for emergency use, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. We understand and respect your concern for your child, yet it is essential that the telephone system be available for emergency communications. Additionally, if our school is in lockdown, staff members will NOT be available to answer the phone as they will be working to protect your children from any threats. During an emergency situation, the district will keep parents informed and updated via phone, email, and/or text messages, depending on your selected preferences in the Parent Portal.  

 2. Do not come to the school unless instructed to do so. We realize how difficult it will be for you to keep your distance from the school, but this will be crucial to keep the surrounding streets and parking lot clear for emergency vehicles.  

 3. If you speak with or text your child on a cell phone, please remind them of the importance of following the directions of their teachers and public safety officials. We are proud that Dysart is a safe environment, and we are doing everything possible to keep it that way.  We appreciate your cooperation and support.


We appreciate your cooperation and support.




Mantener un entorno de aprendizaje seguro es una de las máximas prioridades del Distrito Dysart. Nuestras escuelas y el Distrito planifican y practican diversas respuestas a situaciones de emergencia a través de simulacros de práctica programados regularmente. Esta carta tiene el propósito de informarles a ustedes sobre algunos de los procedimientos que seguiremos a fin de proteger a nuestros estudiantes durante una emergencia.  


 ¿Qué sucede durante una emergencia? 

Los administradores escolares, junto con el apoyo de la Oficina del Distrito y las agencias del Gobierno Municipal/Condado, evaluarán el incidente e iniciarán la respuesta apropiada para evacuar hacia el exterior ó lejos de los edificios escolares, ó asegurar el plantel escolar con un procedimiento denominado "lockdown" (cierre del plantel escolar por motivos de seguridad ó con otro procedimiento denominado "modified lockdown" (versión modificada para el cierre del plantel escolar) y otro procedimiento denominado "shelter in place" (refugio dentro del plantel escolar). El personal escolar trabaja en estrecha colaboración con los oficiales de seguridad pública durante las emergencias.  


 Los estudiantes pueden permanecer en el plantel escolar. 

En caso de que se presente un riesgo u otro peligro inmediato para la salud y la seguridad fuera de la escuela, los oficiales de seguridad pública pueden dar instrucciones al personal escolar para mantener a los estudiantes en el plantel escolar, incluso después del horario de clases, hasta que sea lo suficientemente seguro como para que se dé la señal de que la alerta ha terminado.  

 • Si ocurre una emergencia de este tipo, el personal escolar comenzará un proceso de salida o de reunificación controlada, en el que a los estudiantes se les permitirá salir solamente si son acompañados de un adulto que haya sido identificado(a) como uno de sus padres, tutor ó contacto en caso de emergencia.  

 • El Distrito Escolar está preparado para proveer alimentos, agua y los medicamentos enumerados en el formulario de Autorización para la Administración de Medicamentos de su hijo(a) si se nos indica que debemos retener a los estudiantes en el plantel escolar.  


 Las estudiantes pueden ser reubicados fuera del plantel escolar. 

Una situación de emergencia puede requerir que los estudiantes sean evacuados a una ubicación diferente de su escuela de base. Las escuelas preparatorias de nuestro Distrito servirán como lugares de reubicación para todas las escuelas del Kínder-8vo grado. La información actualizada que se envía a través del sistema "telephone auto dialer"  (sistema de marcación automatizada de llamadas telefónicas), correo electrónico y mensajes de texto notificará a los padres de familia sobre los detalles del lugar de la reunificación.  


Qué hacer si su hijo(a) permanece en el plantel escolar durante una emergencia:  

 1. Para mantener las líneas telefónicas libres para su uso durante una emergencia, POR FAVOR NO LLAMEN POR TELÉFONO A LA ESCUELA. Nosotros entendemos y respetamos la preocupación de ustedes por su hijo(a), sin embargo es esencial que el sistema telefónico esté disponible para las comunicaciones durante una emergencia. Además, si nuestra escuela está bajo el procedimiento "lockdown", los miembros del personal NO estarán disponibles para contestar el teléfono, ya que estarán trabajando para proteger a sus hijos de cualquier amenaza. Durante una situación de emergencia, el Distrito mantendrá a los padres de familia informados y actualizados por vía telefónica, correo electrónico y/ó mensajes de texto, según sus preferencias seleccionadas en el Portal de los Padres de Familia (Parent Portal).  

 2. Por favor les pedimos que no acudan a la escuela a menos que se les indique. Nosotros comprendemos lo difícil que será para ustedes mantenerse a distancia de la escuela, sin embargo esto será crucial para mantener las calles y el estacionamiento de los alrededores despejados para los vehículos de emergencia.  

 3. Si ustedes hablan su hijo(a) ó le envían mensajes de texto a través de un teléfono celular, por favor recuérdenle la importancia de seguir las indicaciones de sus maestros y los oficiales de seguridad pública. Estamos muy orgullosos de tener un entorno seguro en Dysart y además estamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantenerlo de esa manera.  


Agradecemos su cooperación y apoyo.

08/24/2022 Direct Link

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Complete the Annual Student Update

We have a large number of families that have not completed the Annual Update on the Parent Portal. Without this update we cannot administer any medications, Vaseline, bug bite cream, or other over-the-counter medications. This is also important as we want to have up-to-date medical information and contact information on your student in the event of an emergency. You can complete the Annual Student Update by accessing the Parent Portal or through the parent portal app.


If you need assistance in setting up a Parent Portal account, please contact our Family Outreach Specialist, Mrs. Renee, at 623-876-7641. 

08/16/2022 Direct Link

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School Picture Day - September 2nd

Please have your Knights look their best for School Picture Day on September 2nd.  More information will follow. 

08/16/2022 Direct Link

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Kingswood is Hiring!

We are seeking diverse and passionate educators and support staff that exercise a love for learning. The following positions are open at Kingswood. 


Music Teacher

22/23 SY School Aide/OCR

SPED Paraprofessional - Specialized STC (K-8)

SPED Paraprofessional - Resource (K-8)

Student Support Technician


If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us at 623-876-7600.



08/11/2022 Direct Link

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Please Complete a Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Just a reminder that the universal free meal program that schools have been able to offer the last few years has ended. We ask that all families complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application for this school year, which helps maintain school funding and ensures that qualified families will continue to receive free or reduced priced meals. It is critical that all families complete the application at SchoolCafe.com.  Meals are always available for purchase. Parents can prepay for meals, a la carte or snack items, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases to their child’s meal account at SchoolCafe.com. When students go through the meal line they simply need to provide their student ID at the register to process the transaction. Additional information on meal services can always be found at Dysart.org/Nutrition.

08/10/2022 Direct Link

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Baseball and Softball Game Schedule

Congratulations to our Knights. Baseball and Softball games will start soon. Below is the complete schedule. Please come out and support these teams.


Baseball Game Schedule:

  • August 30th 5:00 pm - Kingswood vs Thompson Ranch @ Dysart High School 
  • September 1st 6:30 pm - Surprise vs Kingswood @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 6th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Luke @ Dysart High School
  • September 9th 5:00 pm - Freedom vs Kingswood @ Dysart High School
  • September 13th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs West Point @ Dysart High School
  • September 15 5:00 pm - Kingswood vs Luke @ Dysart High School
  • September 20th 6:30 pm - Asante vs Kingswood @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 22nd 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Surprise @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 27th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Riverview @ Dysart High School
  • September 29th 6:30 pm - Asante vs Kingswood @ Dysart High School



Softball Game Schedule:

  • August 30th 5:00 pm - Kingswood vs Thompson Ranch @ Dysart High School
  • September 1st 6:30 pm - Surprise vs Kingswood @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 6th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Luke @ Dysart High School
  • September 9th 5:00 pm - Freedom vs Kingswood @ Dysart High School
  • September 13th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs West Point @ Dysart High School
  • September 15 5:00 pm - Kingswood vs Luke @ Dysart High School
  • September 20th 6:30 pm - Asante vs Kingswood @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 22nd 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Surprise @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 27th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Riverview @ Dysart High School
  • September 29th 6:30 pm - Asante vs Kingswood @ Dysart High School


Playoff schedule will be made available soon!



08/09/2022 Direct Link

Kingswood Spirit Wear

Level Up Knights Spirit Wear

We are excited to share our newly designed Level Up Knights spirit wear which will be printed on a purple t-shirt, hoodie or zip up sweatshirt. Get yours today by clicking here. Friday, August 12th is the last day to place your order. 

08/08/2022 Direct Link

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Welcome Back!

Kingswood had a successful first day of school!  We were so excited to welcome back our students and families for another great year.  Please continue to check our website and social media to learn more about all the great activities and events planned, as well as updates on our academic progress!  We hope you have a great year, and please reach out if you need anything to help make your student successful!


Check out the photo gallery for some images from around the school!


08/04/2022 Direct Link

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Meet The Teacher Night

Mark your calendars for Meet The Teacher Night on August 1st 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  Your child's teacher will be reaching out to you prior to August 1st with more information, including classroom supply lists.  We encourage you to follow us on our social media for more school happenings. We look forward to seeing everyone! 

07/11/2022 Direct Link

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Welcome Back!

We can't wait to see everyone back for the first day of school on August 3! Make sure you mark your calendars for event and activity dates and keep an eye on our new website for important information as the start of school approaches.

Our Meet the Teacher night will be on August 1 from 5:30-7:00pm. Please join us to see the campus, meet your child's teachers, and get information on what to expect this year. 

Still need to enroll? There's still time to get your children enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year! Parents and guardians can complete the necessary registration information online at Dysart.org/enroll at any time.  Please note that in order to finalize registration the following documents will be required: government issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. For additional assistance with student registration, families are welcome to contact our front office.

Don't forget to make sure you have access to the Parent Portal to keep up with your child’s academic progress throughout the year! Sign up or access the site online at Dysart.org/parentportal or via the Campus Parent app. 

06/29/2022 Direct Link

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Volunteer Opportunities

Dysart Schools have many opportunities for the community to assist schools in providing an amazing educational experience to each and every student. Volunteers help to enrich children’s learning opportunities, provide individual attention to children who need one-on-one assistance, promote a school-home-community partnership for quality education, provide staff members with more time to work with students, and assist staff members and support personnel with non-instructional tasks.

Where is Help Needed?

  • Classroom and teacher support 
  • One-on-one student assistance 
  • Event help (preparations, setup, operations, tear-down)  
  • Guest speakers (experts or retirees in various fields) 
  • Front office assistance

How to Become a Volunteer:

  1. Review the volunteer handbook and complete the volunteer application at Dysart.org/Volunteer 
  2. Make an appointment for your volunteer orientation 
  3. Coordinate your schedule through the school office 
  4. Put on your volunteer badge and have fun!

Who Should Apply to Volunteer?

Anyone who cares about children and education is a potential volunteer. Parents, grandparents and community members 18 years of age or older who want to make a difference in the lives of children and support educators are encouraged to apply to become a volunteer with Dysart Unified School District. Volunteers are welcome in all of our schools and prior teaching experience is not necessary.


Learn more or apply here.




06/02/2022 Direct Link

School lunch

School Breakfast and Lunch

Dysart Nutrition Services ensures that students at all schools have fresh, wholesome and nutritious breakfast and lunch options to support their education and focus in class. Learn more about Nutrition Services at Dysart.org/Nutrition. Menus and nutritional information may be viewed at Dysart.Nutrislice.com.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Beginning July 1, 2022 the USDA is returning to income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced meals. All families should complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application at SchoolCafe.com to help maintain school funding and make sure that qualified families receive this and other benefits. Only one application is required per family, and may be completed at SchoolCafe.com.

How to Add Meal Funds to an Account

Cash and checks are accepted for meal purchases, or families may utilize SchoolCafe.com to prepay for meals online, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases. Online payments take 24 hours to post to student accounts.  

Meal Prices 

  • Elementary Lunch $2.60, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • Elementary Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75  High School Lunch $2.85, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • High School Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75 

A la carte and snack items are available for purchase on each campus, and additional meals are available for an added charge. Parents are always welcome to dine with their child, but please be sure to call in advance and check-in at the school office. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.75 for breakfast or $3.50 for lunch. 

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Employment Opportunities in Dysart

Dysart is the largest employer in both the cities of Surprise and El Mirage with over 2,700 employees. Dysart Schools offer highly competitive salaries, full benefits and an inviting school-year calendar with holidays and weekends off for most positions. 

With a wide-variety of positions ranging from groundskeeper, to mechanic, to office staff, and teachers, we’re always looking for great people to join our Dysart team!

Current High Need Areas: 

  •  Bus Drivers and Aides
  •  Childcare and Preschool Aides
  •  Paraprofessionals
  •  Behavioral Technicians 
  •  Speech and Language Pathologists 
  •  Special Education Teachers 
  •  Math Teachers 
  •  Science Teachers 
  •  ASL Teachers 
  •  Health Services Assistants 
  •  Crossing Guards 
  •  Maintenance Workers and Plant Managers 
  •  Social Workers

Check out our current openings at Dysart.org/Careers and apply today!

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Stay Informed on the Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a great tool to stay informed 24/7 about your child’s academic progress. Grades, attendance, assignments and more are viewable in real time online or via the app, Campus Parent. A single login allows parents with multiple students to access information for all of their children in one place. Learn more at Dysart.org/ParentPortal.

Update Your Communication Preferences and Contact Info

To make sure that we can keep you informed in emergency situations, please ensure that your contact information is current in the Parent Portal. You are also able to adjust your communication preferences (phone, text, and/or email) at Dysart.org/ParentPortal or on the Campus Parent app to ensure you are getting the various message types in the way that you would like. Remember that if you select more than one type of communication per category, you will receive the message multiple times via each of those avenues.

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Kingswood Preschoolers explore mystery basket

Preschool students at Kingswood Elementary School got a very special treat and presentation from Dysart Nutrition Services Department.  Students participated in a mystery basket activity and explored unique fruits and vegetables and learned about the importance of eating a balanced diet.  

Exotic fruits and vegetables were presented including papaya, pomelos, coconut, Chinese long beans, and lemongrass.  Students explored the smell, texture and color of the various items and learned about the nutritional benefits of eating a varied diet.  The preschoolers were treated to a fresh and healthy smoothie and listened to the book “Sneaky Spinach” by Alexis Schultze.  

The Nutrition Services Department supports student education through fresh, wholesome food, a strong focus on nutrition and believes well-nourished students are better prepared to receive the instruction of the school day. The USDA has approved the extension of our Summer Meal Service through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. All children 18 and younger can receive free breakfast and lunch at any Dysart school. Menus and nutritional information can be found at Dysart.Nutrislice.com and curbside meal pick up locations can be viewed at www.dysart.org/meals.

02/18/2021 Direct Link

Dr. Kellis and Kingswood principal and assistant principal pose with a Merit Achievement Award from the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS).

Kingswood earns 2019 PBISaz Achievement Award

Kingswood Elementary School has been awarded a Merit Achievement Award by the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports of Arizona (PBISaz). The PBISaz Achievement Award recognizes schools for successful implementation and outcomes with School-Wide Systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). Award criteria required high scores on national fidelity and integrity assessments, and measurable student outcome data. 

PBIS is a whole school three-tier approach to decreasing disruptive behaviors and increasing student success. This approach focuses on proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors through school-wide, classroom, and individual systems of support, in an effort to create a more positive school environment. 

Kingswood has been on the PBIS journey for the past four years, seeking to create a culture that is positive and focused on improvement and accountability for all students and staff. With the implementation of school-wide expectations, “The Knight’s Code”, the school seeks to accomplish this by encouraging students to be respectful, responsible, safe, and a learner. Through the PBIS journey, Kingswood continues to strive for a more positive, proactive, and supportive school culture for all students, so that they can be successful citizens and leaders of our nation. 

Kingswood Principal Mr. St. Germain, and Assistant Principal Ms. Romero, were joined by Dysart Superintendent Dr. Kellis to receive the award at the PBISaz Award Breakfast on November 7, 2019 in Phoenix. 

PBISaz is the official statewide PBIS organization of Arizona, and is an affiliate of the National PBIS center. PBIS is dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of schools, while also improving social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups.

11/12/2019 Direct Link

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