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King Street School

Address: 697 King Street, Port Chester, NY 10573
Main Office: (914) 934‑7996
Fax: (914) 939‑9351
Principal: Samuel Ortiz
Asst. Principal: Anthony Carolini

 

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Welcome to King Street School! KSS is a collaborative community committed to inspiring curiosity, integrity, and academic excellence in our children. Our school serves students in grades K-5. Students are engaged in an age-appropriate curriculum that includes literacy, math, hands-on inquiry based science, digital literacy, and the arts.

 

School Updates

  • The Port Chester Public School District is pleased to announce the opening of online registration for Kindergarten-aged students for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents of all children whose fifth birthdays occur on or before December 1, 2023, are invited to enroll their child using our online registration system located on the District website in English or Spanish. In order for the timely placement of your child, registration is open through April 28 so that we can plan accordingly for your child’s enrollment into Kindergarten. A Kindergarten Registration Packet may also be printed from the above link, or a paper Kindergarten Registration packet can be picked up during school hours at any District elementary school. Kindergarten registrations submitted after April 29 will be processed in the order in which they are received.

School News

Talented Port Chester Students to Perform at All-County Festivals

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Sixteen students from the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District have been selected to perform with All-County music ensembles by the Westchester County School Music Association for its 2024 festival concerts in March.

“Being selected to perform in Westchester’s All-County Music Festivals is a momentous musical honor,” Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Katherine Sinsabaugh said. “Students go through a rigorous selection process. Our students competed against the best music students in Westchester County. We are very proud of our students and their hard work.”

John F. Kennedy Elementary School fifth graders Valentina Tiu and Sarah Salcedo, Thomas Edison Elementary School fifth graders Michael Calle and Gabriella Diaz, King Street Elementary School fifth graders Emma Weinstein and LJ Sherwood, Park Avenue Elementary School fifth graders Ethan Horwitz and Jacob Perez, and Port Chester Middle School sixth graders Olivia Klauck and Isabella Sanchez, seventh grader Scarlet Virella and eighth graders Melquisedec Gonzalez and Annalise Gouedy have been selected to perform with the All-County choir.

Port Chester Middle School eighth graders Laila Builes and Ryann Onofrio-Franceschini have been selected to perform with the Intermediate All-County band, and Port Chester High School junior Camilo Mamani has been selected to perform with the All-County Jazz band.

The All-County Band concert will take place on Saturday, March 9, at 5 p.m. at New Rochelle High School. The All-County Chorus concert will take place on Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at New Rochelle High School. The All-County Jazz concert will take place on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Hammocks Middle School.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Port Chester Students Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

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Students from across Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District’s elementary schools participated in the unique global event World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 7. Throughout the day, administrators, teachers and community members visited their classrooms to read stories aloud as a way of promoting literacy.

Among the guest readers was Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez, who read from a variety of books, including “Giraffes Can’t Dance” and “The Best Place to Read.”

“There’s always been such joy in reading to children,” Dr. Henriquez said. “It is not just about imparting knowledge, but about igniting a lifelong love for learning. When we read to children, we open up a world of imagination, curiosity and discovery. It is in those precious moments that we witness the sheer joy on their faces, as they embark on adventures, explore new ideas and connect with characters. Reading to children is a gift that keeps on giving. This experience nurtures their minds, strengthens their bond with us, and lays the foundation for a brighter future.”

In addition to Dr. Henriquez, guest readers included Deputy Superintendent Colleen Carroll, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Tina Wilson, Port Chester Middle School Co-Principal Bryant Romano, Port Chester Middle School Assistant Principals Kristin Pascuzzi and Christine Rascona, Literacy Instructional Support Specialist Heather Rinello, Director of Bilingual Education Valerie Lakestream, Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts Katherine Sinsabaugh, Park Avenue Elementary School Principal Rosa Taylor, Director of Special Education Tatiana Memoli, as well as other individuals in leadership positions within the district, local politicians, retired teachers, police officers, community members and Board of Education trustees Chrissie Onofrio and George Ford.

Special thanks to all staff members who made World Read Aloud Day possible.

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Date Added: 2/13/2024

KSS Second Graders Explore Properties of Matter

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Second graders at King Street School have been extensively exploring properties of matter in their science classes. Under the guidance of teacher Lucille Cappello, they recently tested different materials to determine why plastic is the most used material to make toys. Their findings helped them construct an argument, with evidence, that some changes of matter are caused by heating it, and the change can be reversed by cooling it.

“We discovered that plastic is meltable and is used to mold many toys at one time, quickly, and less expensively than other materials,” Cappello said. “We also discussed that plastic is recyclable, which is an extra bonus because it helps our planet.”

 

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Date Added: 2/9/2024

Third Graders Practice Playing Violin With Bow

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King Street School third graders, who are learning to play the violin in music teacher Solomon Elyaho’s classes, recently participated in their first bow lesson. They reviewed the various parts and functions of the bow and used a pencil to help them learn how to hold the bow. In addition, Elyaho incorporated movement-based activities to help the third graders become familiar with the bow hold.

“The focus on reviewing the parts and functions of the bow is an essential foundational knowledge for anyone learning to play the violin,” Elyaho said. “I hope the students gained a basic understanding of how to hold the bow. Using movement-based activities, the lesson aimed to provide the fundamental skills necessary for playing the violin with the bow.”

Date Added: 2/6/2024

KSS Fourth, Fifth Graders Conduct Research on Animal Adaptations

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Fourth and fifth graders at King Street Elementary School have been working on crafting their own books on animal adaptations. Under the guidance of teacher Erin Rumore, the students used a variety of resources, including books and informational websites, to conduct research on an animal of their choice.

As part of the project, the students crafted paragraphs, answering specific research questions. For the final product, they will choose how to present their research – either by handwriting their information into a book, typing it on Google Docs or creating a presentation using Google Slides.

Date Added: 2/5/2024

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