Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen PTA Fun Run Pep Rally ~ Monday, September 24 September Is Attendance Awareness Month
Welcome back to school! September is Attendance Awareness Month. Regular attendance is essential for students to form positive peer and adult relationships and to learn. In fact, when students miss significant amounts of instructional time, they tend to lose momentum academically. Of course, there are times that students may have health or other concerns that may prevent them from being present. More information about attendanceMental Health and Wellness Conference
Registration is now open for the fifth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference that, for the first time, will also include an Our Minds Matter Teen Summit for middle and high school students, sponsored by the Josh Anderson Foundation. The conference will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Dr. Scott Brabrand, FCPS Superintendent, will open the conference, and Dr. Amy Przeworski, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, will present the keynote message: Using Stress to Your Advantage in Achieving Academic Success and Emotional Well Being. Participants in this conference, which is free to staff, parents, and community members, will be able to choose from 35 breakout options (many offered more than once). Additionally, there will be more than 50 resource tables available, representing public and private agencies providing wellness-related services within our schools and in our community.KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project
Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!
Sept 17- Sept 21 ~ Curiosity Character StrengthHealth Room Volunteer Training
We are seeking Health Room Volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. Volunteers may help provide care for sick and injured students and assist with administrative duties in our School Health Rooms. Please contact your school Public Health Nurse for more information about the training:
Kristy Vitter RN ~ 703-258-9942 ~ Kristy.firstname.lastname@example.orgKP/KG PTA News The Fun Run is Coming!
The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA’s Fun Run program will kick off with a pep rally on Monday, September 24 and will conclude with our Fun Run on Friday, October 5.
For going on five years, the Fun Run has remained one of our PTA’s largest fundraising efforts. Funds raised over the past few years paid for five new drinking fountains/water bottle filling stations in the schools, the installation of multiple new ceiling projectors in the Kings Park classrooms, as well as field trips, technology and student planners. Your continued support will allow for more improvements in our schools. Learn more.After-School Activities
There are still some spots available in our after-school programs. Please see http://kpkgpta.org/after-school-and-enrichment-programs/ for more information, including schedule and registration details.Join the PTA
Our students and school benefits from the strong partnership with the KP/KG PTA and we hope you will strongly consider joining the KP/KG PTA. Visit www.kpkgpta.org/join for more information.
Sept. 19: 3-Hour Early Release (dismissal at 12:25 pm)
Sept. 24: PTA Boosterthon Fun Run Pep Rally
Oct. 5: Boosterthon Fun Run
Oct. 8: Columbus Day (no school for students)
Oct. 18: KPKG PTA Night at Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground
Oct. 19: Picture Day
Nov. 5-6: Teacher Workdays (no school for students)
Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no school for students)
If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.