Dear King Springs Families,
Ten years ago you welcomed me to King Springs Elementary as your new principal. For me, it was a dream come true. I was able to work in my home community while being a part of the rich traditions of such a special elementary school. I have been blessed beyond measure to work with the best teachers Cobb has to offer, and the most committed group of parents around.
We have grown from 625 students, to a whopping 948 beautiful children who are split between two campuses. Parents and teachers have helped to make King Springs a much sought after school and one to be proud of. We have one of the strongest PTAs in the district, a Foundation that is growing and making a tremendous difference for our school and a School Council that is committed to making sure King Springs becomes all that it can be. Together we have laid a foundation that is strong and King Springs will continue to be the BEST school in Smyrna. With SPLOST 5 coming up for a vote in March, we have a strong chance of having a new building our children and community deserve.
I reached my 30 years in education a while back and kept saying I would not retire until those precious Kindergarteners stopped hugging me and saying, “I love you Mrs. Keeney.” Every day my heart is full of children that are precious, loving and caring. They are our hope for the future. It is bittersweet that I announce that I will retire at the end of this school year. This has not been an easy decision for me, because I love so much what I have had: The privilege of loving your children every day. But my own children have moved out of state, and my sixth grandbaby is due on the first day of the 2017-2018 school year. What a conflict!! I want to visit my children and grandchildren more often, watch them play sports, and participate in their school activities.
I do not know how to begin to thank you for allowing me into your lives. For letting me love, hug, sometimes cry and laugh with you and your children. You are truly wonderful. I have been blessed beyond measure. Not everyone is as lucky as I am. I have experienced such joy every day, and hopefully in some small way, have made a difference in the lives of children.
Humbly, and with Love,
February 6, 2017
KSE Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 24 – 28, 2016
“YOLO. Be Drug Free.” #You Only Live Once
Monday – “YOLO. Be drug free.”
Participation: Wear as much red as possible
Prize: Students read and sign pledge card
Tuesday – “Put a cap on drugs.”
Participation: Crazy hat or crazy hair day
Wednesday – “I have better things to do than drugs.”
Participation: Wear “what they do” such as a scout uniform, their team jersey, club shirt/mascot, musical note on shirt, etc.
Thursday – “Drugs are ridiculous.”
Participation: Wear mis-matched or ridiculous outfits
Friday – “Heroes are Drug Free.” Participation: Dress as a hero Prize: Bookmarks
Thank you again for sharing this most important message with our kids!
KSE PTA Red Ribbon Week committee
Students should arrive no later than 6:15pm and report to their teacher’s classroom. Performance will begin at 6:30.
Students should wear nice school clothes or “church” clothes
Pizza & drinks will be sold beginning at 5:30pm. Pizza is $2/slice, and drinks are $1/can or bottle.
King Springs Elementary 2-5
“Peace, Love, and Harmony"
When: Thursday, Oct. 6th
Time: 6:30 pm (students should arrive and check in to their teachers by 6:15pm)
What to wear: nice school clothes (something they might wear for picture day)
Bella’s Pizza and drinks will be sold at 5:30pm.
Thanks everyone! I will post to Facebook tonight.
King Springs Elementary 2-5
The first three week of school are filled with routines, procedures, beginning of year assessments, and Cobb County issued launch units. Because of this, there are currently too few grades to formally issue a progress report. Please continue to review the checked papers that are sent home weekly. This is the best way to know the current progress of your child. As always, please let me know if you have any questions regarding your child’s academic performance.