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Welcome Back from Gerald Yung: August 2018

Welcome Back from Gerald Yung: August 2018
Posted on 08/24/2018
Dear King Community,

I hope you’re having a great summer! We are continuing with our preparations for a great year ahead of us. The first day of school for students in first grade to fifth grade is Tuesday, September 4th. The first day for students in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten is Thursday, September 6th.

The request for classroom materials at our school is relatively limited. Please do not feel the need to rush out and buy supplies. Your classroom teacher will be the point person, which will depend on grade level.

As you enjoy the remaining days of summer, please know that our school’s mission includes education and character building. We believe that teamwork, kindness, and empathy are all necessary components of a good school experience. The more love and care we show for each other, the happier we will all be!

Yours truly,

Gerald Yung, Principal

Check out the online calendar for upcoming and important dates >>

New Staff
Please welcome the following new educators:

Steven Mossberg: Music Teacher. Mr. Mossberg taught in our district for 10 years – most recently at the CSUS School. He holds a Masters in Music Education from the Boston Conservatory.

Amy Cole: 3rd Grade Teacher. Ms. Cole taught at the Match Community Day Public School, Boston, MA and in Oakland, California as a member of Teach for America. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

Kimiko Wittkopp: Building Substitute. Ms. Wittkopp was a substitute teacher at the Park Street School in Boston and in Montana. She holds a Bachelors in Education from Montana State University.

Xiaocheng (Amber) Chen: Chinese Teacher. Ms. Chen taught at the Brookline Chinese School, MA and in China. She holds a Masters in Education from Harvard University.

Marly Brutus: JK/K Aide, Room 1108. Ms. Brutus taught at the MLK Community School. She is a graduate of Framingham State University.

Sarah Rosenberg: Instructional Technology Specialist (part-time). Ms. Rosenberg has taught in Cambridge Public Schools and will also teach part-time at the Tobin School.

Lindsay Caputo: Art Teacher (covering Ms. Engel’s maternity leave). Ms. Caputo has previously taught at Cambridgeport. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Maryland College of Art.

Also, Ms. Li Wang and Ms. CC Holm will be the co-teachers for our 1st Grade Chinese Immersion class. Ms. Wang will also teach a Ni Hao class.

Did you know?
Attendance was a focal point in our communication to families. Last year, our daily attendance rate was tops in the district. Congratulations and keep up the good work of being here every day and on-time!

Our school building was recognized over the summer as achieving a LEED Platinum rating, the highest attainable rating of its kind. Our school is the first Cambridge municipal building to achieve this rating as we feature geothermal wells, extensive solar panels, storm water reclamation, and shading/light devices.

New Family Open House
Thursday, August 30th from 4 - 5PM: Quick tour of school and playground gathering for new families.