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Dear Kings Glen Families,

I can’t remember a year when our Thanksgiving break has been preceded by a snow day, but it is definitely clear that fall has passed, and winter is on the way!  I hope this letter finds each of you well and looking forward to our great American holiday.

While many of us celebrate various religious observances throughout the year, Thanksgiving is our uniquely American holiday that we can all celebrate together.  As always, I am thankful again this year for enjoying the continued support from my precious Kings Glen Family.  With the many stresses of our world weighing on our hearts and minds, it is reassuring to know that three things will always be here at the Glen; an outstanding staff of dedicated professionals, parents totally committed to their children’s success, and, most importantly, the greatest students in FCPS!  I am very aware what a privilege it is to come to work each morning and serve all three of these treasured groups of people.  Personally speaking, just two of the many blessings in my life are the love and support of family and dear friends and the opportunity to come to a job each day that I truly love.

In some ways, it feels like my 14 years as a Gator have flown by in a blink.  Most importantly, I am happy to report that I continue to love my job more than ever.  While I have very fond memories of my decade in the classroom, it feels wonderful to impact a larger community through my current work with staff and parents.

One of the things I loved most about teaching (long before I had kids of my own) was instilling in my students a sense of responsibility, respect, and caring.  As parents, we know how important it is to foster strong character traits in our children as explicitly as we teach math facts, grammar, etc.  From the school perspective, we have been very intentional about focusing our character education around specific character strengths, specifically addressing one each week.  I am very proud to report that our approach has seemed to resonate with our students, both through our Thought for the Day during our moment of silence, as well as during our morning meetings in class each day.  Check out your future Gator Bytes email each Wednesday to see these character strengths included for your information and for your hopeful follow-up around the dinner table!  In this way, we can continue to work as a team to grow outstanding young men and women with not only outstanding academic skills but exceptional character, as well.

All due respect to our outstanding Gator Staff, it’s YOU who are our students’ most influential and important teachers….forever!  As such, I encourage you to make time to share your thankfulness for the blessings in your life with your children, as well as to share your family’s traditions and holiday memories with your child(ren).  Through storytelling, discussing, or reading with your loved ones, your child(ren) can learn, bond, and connect with family in a meaningful, positive way.  We all know how critical this is to boys’ and girls’ overall development as healthy, happy individuals.  In a time when so many of our students seem to be struggling with nearly overwhelming stress and strain in their young lives, the comfort and joy that your time with them will bring is truly invaluable.

I wish each of you the happiest Thanksgiving holiday.  For those of you traveling near or far this week, have a great trip and get home safely.

Best wishes to you,

Sam

Samuel L. Elson

Principal

Kings Glen Gator Bytes November 20, 2018

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Thanksgiving Break November 21-23

We are thankful for each and every one of our Kings Glen families! Have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving Break!  A reminder that Wednesday, November 21 is a full day off from school.

Children's Book Author Coming to Kings Glen

A friendly reminder that children's author and Virginia reader's Choice nominee Natalie Dias Lorenzi will be visiting our school on Monday, November 26. If your child would like to bring in one of the author's books for autographing, please remember to send it to school with him or her on Monday, November 26.

Picture Re-Take Day Thursday, November 29

If you are having your child's picture re-taken, please be sure to return the original picture package with your child on November 29. If your student was absent on October 19 (the original picture day), his/her picture will be taken on this day.

Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture Day Monday, December 3

The entire sixth grade will be having their panoramic picture taken on Monday, December 3. Order forms will go home after Thanksgiving Break.

Help us get more smiles in the yearbook!

Upload your photos of school events to community.lifetouch.com. Enter our school code PKETCF. Uploaded images will be considered for the yearbook. Please submit photos that are at least 300 dpi to ensure acceptable print quality for the yearbook.

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!

Nov 19- Nov 23 ~ Gratitude Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Family Fitness Night at Kings Glen Friday, November 30th at 6-8 p.m. Next PTA Meeting at Kings Glen Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no school for students)

Nov. 26:  Children's Author Visit to Kings Glen

Nov. 29:  Picture Re-Take Day

Nov. 30:  Family Fitness Night (free event) at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

Dec. 3:  Sixth Grade Panoramic Picture Day

Dec. 12:  PTA Meeting at Kings Glen, 6:30 p.m.

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

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Kings Glen Gator Bytes November 14, 2018

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Thanksgiving Break November 21-23

We wish our Kings Glen families a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving Break!  A reminder that Wednesday, November 21 is a full day off from school.

Family Life Education Preview

Kings Glen will be hosting a preview of the Family Life Education (FLE) Curriculum on Monday, November 19 at 6 pm in the computer lab. Additionally, parents are also able to access the FLE lessons via FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard). After logging in, select the Curriculum tab at the top of the page, click on the Family Life Education tab and you will see the FLE information. (Additional information regarding Family Life Education)

Lost and Found

Please have your child check the Lost and Found table in the cafeteria for any lost items such as clothing, coats, lunch boxes, etc. The table is overflowing!

Outstanding Employee Nominations 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Kings Glen  Outstanding Employee please click here and it will take you to a nomination form. Anybody who works in the building can be nominated. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in two or more criteria for that category. If the nominee is selected to move on to the regional level, we will be contacting you to collaborate on a much more detailed official nomination packet.

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 14, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Agner or Rebecca Canty: caagner@fcps.edu or rmcanty@fcps.edu

Kings Glen Online Book Fair

Our Online Book Fair will run from November 4 - November 17. Books ordered online will be delivered to school the week of November 26. The Online Fair offers a greater selection of books, as well as the convenience of shopping from home.  Please visit our book fair home page to shop the online fair.

Volunteers Needed!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Kings Glen from November 9-16. We need many volunteers to help with class previews/sales, Book Fair Night, and pack-up. Please see the available volunteer times and sign up online.

Kings Glen Reading and Creative Challenge November 2018 - April 2019

Check out the Kings Glen Reading and Creative Challenge, spanning November 2018 to April 2019. Booklets will be in student's October 30th Tuesday Take Home folders.

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!

Nov 12 - Nov 16 ~ Gratitude Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Family Fitness Night at Kings Glen Friday, November 30th at 6-8 p.m. Next PTA Meeting at Kings Glen Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 9-16:  Kings Glen Book Fair

Nov. 19:  Family Life Education Preview Night, 6 p.m.

Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no school for students)

Nov. 26:  Children's Author Visit to Kings Glen

Nov. 30:  Family Fitness Night (free event) at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
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Kings Glen Gator Bytes November 7, 2018

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen KG Thanksgiving Lunch Monday, November 12th

Be sure to bring your driver's license for check-in! All visitors will be required to check into our Visitor Management System.

We hope you can join us for our annual Thanksgiving Lunch on Monday, November 12th. Please note the special lunch times for this day below.  Students $3.25 ~ Adults and non-students $4.50.  Exact change is greatly appreciated!

KGES Celebrates Veterans Day! Monday, November 12th

Here is a line-up of Veterans Day Activities at Kings Glen:

•  Wear Red, White and Blue to support our Veterans and current members of the Armed Forces!

•  School-Wide Assembly at 2:15 pm:  Parents and guests are welcome to join us as we celebrate and honor our Veterans at Kings Glen on Monday, November 12 at 2:15 pm. Our school-wide assembly program will feature guest and student speakers, our SCA, our KG Chorus and more!

•  Book Fair Shopping on Veterans Day: There will be open shopping at our 2018 Fall Book Fair to coincide with Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Lunch. Parents and guardians who will be attending the lunch are invited to come between 11:15 am-1:50 pm to shop at the book fair. A huge thank-you to all of our Veterans in the KG community!

Lost and Found

Please have your child check the Lost and Found table in the cafeteria for any lost items such as clothing, coats, lunch boxes, etc. The table is overflowing!

Family Life Education Preview

Kings Glen will be hosting a preview of the Family Life Education (FLE) Curriculum on Monday, November 19 at 6 pm in the computer lab. Additionally, parents are also able to access the FLE lessons via FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard). After logging in, select the Curriculum tab at the top of the page, click on the Family Life Education tab and you will see the FLE information. (Additional information regarding Family Life Education)

Kings Glen Online Book Fair

Our Online Book Fair will run from November 4 - November 17. Books ordered online will be delivered to school the week of November 26. The Online Fair offers a greater selection of books, as well as the convenience of shopping from home.  Please visit our book fair home page to shop the online fair.

Volunteers Needed!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Kings Glen from November 9-16. We need many volunteers to help with class previews/sales, Book Fair Night, and pack-up. Please see the available volunteer times and sign up online

Book Fair Loose Change Drive for Books: Oct. 16–Nov. 9

As part of our Fall Book Fair, we are holding a loose change drive to purchase books for students with economic need in our school community. Those who would like to donate may place any amount of loose change or $1 dollar bills in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office. Thank you!

Outstanding Employee Nominations 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Kings Glen  Outstanding Employee please click here and it will take you to a nomination form. Anybody who works in the building can be nominated. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in two or more criteria for that category. If the nominee is selected to move on to the regional level, we will be contacting you to collaborate on a much more detailed official nomination packet.

The deadline to submit a nomination is November 14, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Agner or Rebecca Canty: caagner@fcps.edu or rmcanty@fcps.edu

Kings Glen Reading and Creative Challenge November 2018 - April 2019

Check out the Kings Glen Reading and Creative Challenge, spanning November 2018 to April 2019. Booklets will be in student's October 30th Tuesday Take Home folders.

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!

Nov 5 - Nov 9 ~ Bravery Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza - Nov. 12 & 13

Enjoy a great family dinner, see friends, and support the PTA!  Ledo Pizza donates 20% of all dine-in sales for each night and also donates 20% of all take out orders when mentioning KPKG PTA. (more information)

Nov. 9-16:  Kings Glen Book Fair

Nov. 12:  Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Lunch (see schedule above)

Nov. 12-13:  Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza in Springfield, 5-9 p.m.

Nov. 19:  Family Life Education Preview Night, 6 p.m.

Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no school for students)

Nov. 26:  Children's Author Visit to Kings Glen

Nov. 30:  Family Fitness Night (free event) at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

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Veterans Day Activities and Thanksgiving Lunch

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Kings Glen Veterans Day Activities and Thanksgiving Lunch KGES Celebrates Veterans Day! Monday, November 12th

Here is a line-up of Veterans Day Activities at Kings Glen:

•  Wear Red, White and Blue to support our Veterans and current members of the Armed Forces!

•  School-Wide Assembly at 2:15 pm:  Parents and guests are welcome to join us as we celebrate and honor our Veterans at Kings Glen on Monday, November 12 at 2:15 pm. Our school-wide assembly program will feature guest and student speakers, our SCA, our KG Chorus and more!

•  Book Fair Shopping on Veterans Day: There will be open shopping at our 2018 Fall Book Fair to coincide with Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Lunch. Parents and guardians who will be attending the lunch are invited to come between 11:15 am-1:50 pm to shop at the book fair. A huge thank-you to all of our Veterans in the KG community!

KG Thanksgiving Lunch Monday, November 12th

We hope you can join us for our annual Thanksgiving Lunch on Monday, November 12th. Please note the special lunch times for this day below.  Students $3.25 ~ Adults and non-students $4.50.  Exact change is greatly appreciated!

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or kgnotes@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Kings Glen Gator Bytes October 31, 2018

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Kings Glen SCA sponsors Food Drive to Support Our Community

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and share with our families and communities. Monday, October 29th kicks off the Kings Glen Food Drive. This year's goal is for every student to donate 2 canned or non-perishable food items. Please place donations in the boxes located by the front office from Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2. This year’s collection of food will be donated to some of our Kings Glen families and to ECHO, Inc.

Kings Glen Online Book Fair

Our Online Book Fair will run from November 4 - November 17. Books ordered online will be delivered to school the week of November 26. The Online Fair offers a greater selection of books, as well as the convenience of shopping from home.  Please visit our book fair home page to shop the online fair.

Volunteers Needed!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the KGES Library from November 9-16. We need many volunteers to help with class previews/sales, Book Fair Night, and pack-up. Please see the available volunteer times and sign up online

Book Fair Loose Change Drive for Books: Oct. 16–Nov. 9

As part of our Fall Scholastic Book Fair, we are holding a loose change drive to purchase books for students with economic need in our school community. Students and families who would like to donate may place any amount of loose change or $1 dollar bills in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office. Thank you!

Kings Glen Reading and Creative Challenge November 2018 - April 2019

Check out the Kings Glen Reading and Creative Challenge, spanning November 2018 to April 2019. Booklets will be in student's October 30th Tuesday Take Home folders.

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!

Oct 29 - Nov 2 ~ Creativity Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza - Nov. 11 & 12

Enjoy a great family dinner, see friends, and support the PTA!  Ledo Pizza donates 20% of all dine-in sales for each night and also donates 20% of all take out orders when mentioning KPKG PTA. (more information)

Oct. 29-Nov. 2:  Kings Glen Food Drive

Nov. 5-6: Teacher Workdays (no school for students)

Nov. 9-16:  Kings Glen Book Fair

Nov. 11-12:  Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza in Springfield, 5-9 p.m.

Nov. 12:  Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Lunch (schedule to come)

Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no school for students)

Nov. 26:  Children's Author Visit to Kings Glen

Nov. 30:  Family Fitness Night (free event) at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

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Attendance: 703.239.4040 or kgnotes@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Gator Tips for Better Learning

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Dear Gator Parents/Guardians,

 

As a fellow FCPS Parent, as well as your Gator Principal, I am happy to share these several tips that will lead to better learning for each of our Gator Students.  These tips are also perfect for reducing our kids' stress about school....and life, in general!

 

Thanks,

Sam

 

Our doors open at 8:25…learning begins at 8:40!

Lately, there has been a substantial increase in the number of students arriving after the tardy bell rings at 8:40 am  (140 unexcused tardies since October 1!!). Please make every effort to help your child arrive on-time each day. For any student arriving after 8:40, his/her parent is required to walk the child into the building (and sign-in him/her), per FCPS protocol.

 

Missing school for family travel

Taking trips to spend time with family is a wonderful part of your children’s learning, helping them to experience opportunities to grow as young people. The School Board recognizes this, as they set the annual school calendar. Please plan to travel during the times when school is not in session (teacher workdays, winter break, spring break, etc.) so that your child’s learning is not negatively impacted.

 

Coming to school prepared

Helping our Gators to foster solid organizational habits is one of the most important skills we can all do (at home and school) to help prepare them for greatness at Lake Braddock and beyond. Thank you for checking to make sure your child comes to school each day with everything they need, including homework, lunch, band/strings instrument….and more!

 

Technology / Social Media – handle with care!

Would we ever toss the car keys to our 11-year-old, asking them to drive to Tysons?! Well, of course not! And yet, the cell phones that many of our kids carry can certainly lead them to just as much “adult danger” as any road hazard out there. As a fellow FCPS Parent, I can’t stress enough how critical it is to make sure you know your child’s current passwords for any device/app/site you allow them to access. If you’re like me, you make your kids well aware that the phone/computer they use belongs to me, and not them….and can be restricted whenever I deem appropriate. (And, to borrow a phrase from my grandfather, “you’re skating on thin ice” if you allow any electronics out of the kitchen/living room area.)

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Kings Glen Gator Bytes October 24, 2018

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 16th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. 

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 26. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Learn more by watching this short video featuring Superintendent Scott Brabrand and the U.S. Army Garrison Commander COL Michael Greenberg from Fort Belvoir.

KG Yearbook Cover Contest

The Kings Glen Yearbook Cover contest will run until Nov.16. Copies of the contest entry forms and more information can be found on the KG Visual Art Blackboard and Mrs. Fitzgerald’s art room door.

Socktober Sock Drive October 22-26

Kings Glen is participating in the Lake Braddock pyramid “Socktober” drive from Oct. 22-26, collecting new socks to be donated to area homeless shelters. Students may bring in new, unused socks and place them in the Soctober box located in front of the main office. Thank you for your support!

Kings Glen SCA sponsors Food Drive to Support Our Community

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and share with our families and communities. Monday, October 29th kicks off the Kings Glen Food Drive. This year's goal is for every student to donate 2 canned or non-perishable food items. Please place donations in the boxes located by the front office from Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2. This year’s collection of food will be donated to some of our Kings Glen families and to ECHO, Inc.

Kings Glen Online Book Fair

Our Online Book Fair will run from November 4 - November 17. Books ordered online will be delivered to school the week of November 26. The Online Fair offers a greater selection of books, as well as the convenience of shopping from home.  Please visit our book fair home page to shop the online fair.

Volunteers Needed!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the KGES Library from November 9-16. We need many volunteers to help with class previews/sales, Book Fair Night, and pack-up. Please see the available volunteer times and sign up online

Book Fair Loose Change Drive for Books: Oct. 16–Nov. 9

As part of our Fall Scholastic Book Fair, we are holding a loose change drive to purchase books for students with economic need in our school community. Students and families who would like to donate may place any amount of loose change or $1 dollar bills in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office. Thank you!

Children's Book Author Coming to Kings Glen

Children’s author and Virginia Reader’s Choice nominee Natalie Dias Lorenzi will be visiting Kings Glen on Monday, November 26, 2018, and presenting to all classes! If you are interested in purchasing a book by Mrs. Lorenzi for your child, please see the flyer that was sent home in the Tuesday, October 16th take home folders. The deadline to order is Wednesday, October 24th.  Please feel free to e-mail Carolyn Dean, Librarian, at cbdean@fcps.edu, if you have any questions.

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!

Oct 22 - Oct 26 ~ Perspective Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News PTA Membership Drive

Have you joined the PTA this year? If not, now is the time. It's not too late, but don't delay! Get your dues in by October 26 and be entered in a raffle to win a $50 VISA gift card or school spirit wear! The raffle will be held at the PTA Meeting on October 30. (More Information)

KP/KG Student Directory - Coming Soon!

Every year the PTA produces a student directory that is made available to all PTA members as a benefit of membership. Current members will soon be receiving information on how to access the directory, which will be available online and via mobile app.

Oct. 30:  PTA meeting at Kings Park, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 22-26:  LBSS "Socktober" Clean Sock Drive

Oct. 29-Nov. 2:  Kings Glen Food Drive

Nov. 5-6: Teacher Workdays (no school for students)

Nov. 9-16:  Kings Glen Book Fair

Nov. 12:  Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Lunch (schedule to come)

Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no school for students)

Nov. 26:  Children's Author Visit to Kings Glen

Nov. 30:  Family Fitness Night (free event) at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

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Message to Parents/Guardians of 6th Graders - October 23, 2018

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Message to Parents/Guardians of 6th Graders

From November to February, sixth-grade students at Kings Glen Elementary School will receive two lessons on the topic of sexual harassment. These lessons seek to provide students with the necessary information, resources, and strategies to help prevent occurrences of sexual harassment as well as outline the steps to take if they feel they or their peers are targets of these behaviors. In addition, the lessons share how schools support targeted students so that they are able to continue to focus on learning in an environment that feels comfortable and secure. Parents/guardians may review the lessons through their ParentVue accounts, which may be activated at www.fcps.edu/it/MyParentAccount.  

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of the two sixth-grade lessons on the topic of sexual harassment. Letters and the opt-out form went home today, October 23, 2018. The letter provides more information on how to opt your sixth-grade child out of the lessons about sexual harassment. If you do not receive the letter or opt-out form or have any additional questions, please contact Kings Glen Elementary School at (703) 239-4000. 

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Kings Glen Gator Bytes October 17, 2018

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 16th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. 

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 26. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Learn more by watching this short video featuring Superintendent Scott Brabrand and the U.S. Army Garrison Commander COL Michael Greenberg from Fort Belvoir.

Picture Day is Friday, October 19

Paper order forms were sent home Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the Take-Home Tuesday envelopes. Pictures can also be ordered online before picture day by visiting mylifetouch.com, Picture ID #HJ248098Q0.

KG Yearbook Cover Contest

The Kings Glen Yearbook Cover contest will run until Nov.16. Copies of the contest entry forms and more information can be found on the KG Visual Art Blackboard and Mrs. Fitzgerald’s art room door.

Kings Glen Strings

Dr. Keenan has posted her requirements and assessment goals for the end of first quarter grades in each grade level in Strings. Please visit your Blackboard site to review these with your Strings student!

Socktober Sock Drive October 22-26

Kings Glen is participating in the Lake Braddock pyramid “Socktober” drive from Oct. 22-26, collecting new socks to be donated to area homeless shelters. Students may bring in new, unused socks and place them in the Soctober box located in front of the main office. Thank you for your support!

Fall Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the KGES Library from November 9-16. We need many volunteers to help with class previews/sales, Book Fair Night, and pack-up. Please see the available volunteer times and sign up online

Book Fair Loose Change Drive for Books: Oct. 16–Nov. 9

As part of our Fall Scholastic Book Fair, we are holding a loose change drive to purchase books for students with economic need in our school community. Students and families who would like to donate may place any amount of loose change or $1 dollar bills in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office. Thank you!

Children's Book Author Coming to Kings Glen

Children’s author and Virginia Reader’s Choice nominee Natalie Dias Lorenzi will be visiting Kings Glen on Monday, November 26, 2018, and presenting to all classes! If you are interested in purchasing a book by Mrs. Lorenzi for your child, please see the flyer that was sent home in the Tuesday, October 16th take home folders. The deadline to order is Wednesday, October 24th.  Please feel free to e-mail Carolyn Dean, Librarian, at cbdean@fcps.edu, if you have any questions.

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!

Oct 15 - Oct 19 ~ Integrity Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Pumpkin Patch Night

Comes join friends and classmates at the Burke Nursery on Thursday, Oct. 18, 4-8 pm. Discounted tickets for admission and food will be available at the door. View flyer

Fun Run Update

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s fun run.This year we surpassed our goal and raised over $42,000! This means more funds to support our schools and our students.

PTA Membership Drive

Have you joined the PTA this year? If not, now is the time. It's not too late, but don't delay! Get your dues in by October 26 and be entered in a raffle to win a $50 VISA gift card or school spirit wear! The raffle will be held at the PTA Meeting on October 30. (More Information)

KP/KG Student Directory - Coming Soon!

Every year the PTA produces a student directory that is made available to all PTA members, as a benefit of membership. The directory will be available electronically in mid-to-late October and access information will be provided to current members. 

Oct. 18:  KP/KG PTA Night at Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground

Oct. 19:  Fall Picture Day

Oct. 30:  PTA meeting at Kings Park, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 5-6: Teacher Workdays (no school for students)

Nov. 9-16:  Kings Glen Book Fair

Nov. 12:  Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Lunch (schedule to come)

Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no school for students)

Nov. 26:  Children's Author Visit to Kings Glen

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

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Kings Glen Important Information

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Gator Bytes: Important Information for Kings Glen STUDENT-PARENT SURVEY FOR FEDERAL IMPACT AID


Beginning on October 16th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 


Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. 


For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned no later than October 25. All results are CONFIDENTIAL

 

Learn more by watching this short video featuring Superintendent Scott Brabrand and the U.S. Army Garrison Commander COL Michael Greenberg from Fort Belvoir.
Video linkhttps://youtu.be/QN_Xup7BgoE

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Fun Run Thank You! 

A HUGE THANK YOU to our parent volunteers, KP/KG PTA and our community for a wonderful FUN RUN! Our students had a great time raising money to support our school focuses around technology and field trips.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 16th, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. 

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 26. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Learn more by watching this short video featuring Superintendent Scott Brabrand and the U.S. Army Garrison Commander COL Michael Greenberg from Fort Belvoir.

Picture Day is Friday, October 19 Fall Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the KGES Library from November 9-16. We need many volunteers to help with class previews and sales, Book Fair Night, and pack-up. Please see the available volunteer times and sign up online through our Sign-Up Genius link

Book Fair Loose Change Drive for Books: Oct. 16–Nov. 9

As part of our Fall Scholastic Book Fair, we are holding a loose change drive to purchase books for students with economic need in our school community. Students and families who would like to donate may place any amount of loose change or $1 dollar bills in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office. Thank you!

Counselor's Corner

1.  Questions to ask your child at the end of the day to hopefully elicit more that “Fine” when they are asked, “How was school today?” More Ideas Here
2.  Kings Glen Needs Assessment: Please look for the Kings Glen Needs Assessment in Tuesday folders that went out this week. Please complete and return to school by Friday, October 12th.
3.  Parents of 6th Graders: The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health and safety. 

Complete Youth Survey

More Information/Opt-Out

Rachel Bailey Parent Program: Helping Children Handle Pressure and Others Stressors

October 16th at 6:30 pm at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Rachel Bailey is a parenting specialist with a degree in Clinical Psychology who helps parents become confident in their ability to raise kids, especially with the biggest challenges they will face. More Information

ParentVue Accounts

If you are an FCPS parent, it is highly recommended that you set up a ParentVue account. This provides access to Blackboard and our Student Information System (SIS). One account allows you to view all of your students regardless of which FCPS school they attend. If you do not have the activation letter sent from FCPS or if it has expired, please contact Kings Glen at 703-239-4000 for assistance.

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system, which provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

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!

Oct 8 - Oct 12 ~ "Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others" Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Fun Run

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s fun run. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and it helps our students and school immensely! Based on preliminary counts, we surpassed our fundraising goal.

Pumpkin Patch Night

Comes join friends and classmates at the Burke Nursery on Thursday, Oct. 18, 4-8 pm. Discounted tickets for admission and food will be available me for pre-order and at the door. View flyer

Spirit Wear

KG Spirit Wear is expected to be delivered this week. If you ordered spirit wear and had it shipped to the school, we hope to have it sent home with your student by next week.

KP/KG Student Directory - Coming Soon!

Every year the PTA produces a student directory that is made available to all PTA members, as a benefit of membership. The directory will be available electronically in mid-to-late October and access information will be provided to current members.

Join the PTA

Our students and school benefit 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.

Oct. 18:  KP/KG PTA Night at Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground

Oct. 19:  Fall Picture Day

Oct. 30:  PTA meeting at Kings Park, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 5-6: Teacher Workdays (no school for students)

Nov. 12:  Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Lunch (schedule to come)

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.

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Kings Jesters Interest Form Deadline Extension

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Kings Jesters Interest Form Deadline Extended until Thursday, October 11 at 9 AM

If your child is interested in auditioning for the spring musical at KG (“Aladdin, Jr.”), please have your child pick up an INTEREST FORM from the main office on Tuesday (10/9). Students have had access to these forms since last Friday (9/28). This message is sent just in case they haven’t brought one home yet.

The deadline for turning in the INTEREST FORM is Thursday morning, October 11, at 9:00 AM. There will be no extensions/exceptions, so get those forms back in!!

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen ~ ~ ~ Picture Day: Friday, October 19th ~ ~ ~ National Walk to School Day ~ Wednesday October 10th

Are you ready to up your physical activity and have fun with your friends at the same time? Let’s all walk to school on Wednesday, October 10! Staff and Students will all meet up at the corner of Clydesdale and Southampton at 8:20 to make the walk down to the school together. We will also take part in a Kings Glen SCA Spirit Day where you are encouraged to wear your active wear for “Workout Wednesday”! We hope to see you there!

Counselor's Corner

1.  Questions to ask your child at the end of the day to hopefully elicit more that “Fine” when they are asked, “How was school today?” More Ideas Here
2.  Kings Glen Needs Assessment: Please look for the Kings Glen Needs Assessment in Tuesday folders that went out this week. Please complete and return to school by Friday, October 12th.
3.  Parents of 6th Graders: The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health and safety. 

Complete Youth Survey

More Information/Opt-Out

Rachel Bailey Parent Program: Helping Children Handle Pressure and Others Stressors

October 16th at 6:30 pm at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Rachel Bailey is a parenting specialist with a degree in Clinical Psychology who helps parents become confident in their ability to raise kids, especially with the biggest challenges they will face. More Information

ParentVue Accounts

If you are an FCPS parent, it is highly recommended that you set up a ParentVue account. This provides access to Blackboard and our Student Information System (SIS). One account allows you to view all of your students regardless of which FCPS school they attend. As the use of technology increases with more information is being distributed electronically, having a ParentVue Account is one very good way for you to stay informed and to access material to support your child in education. If you do not have the activation letter sent from FCPS or if it has expired, please contact Kings Glen at 703-239-4000 for assistance.

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system, which provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Health 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.vitter@fairfaxcounty.gov

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!

Oct 1 - Oct 5 ~ Openmindedness Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Fun Run - This Friday!

Over the past week, our students have had a blast participating in our largest fundraiser of the year, the Kings Park/Kings Glen Fun Run.We could still use your help! Here are a few things you can do to help support our schools:

  1. Help your child log on the funrun.com.
  2. Encourage your child to make a student star video.
  3. Ask your child about the STEAM-themed program and the important character traits they are learning about each day.
  4. Reach out to family and friends for sponsorships. They can either make a flat donation or a per lap donation. Students will run no more than 35 laps.
  5. Come and cheer on your child at the Fun Run on Friday, October. 5. View schedule of run times.
  6. Volunteer the day of the fun run. There are a few spots left.

KP/KG Student Directory Opt Out

Every year the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA produces a student directory that is made available to all PTA members as a benefit of membership. The directory will include the student's name, grade, teacher, parent/guardian name, and parent/guardian email. Due to changes in Virginia state law, the directory will not include home address or phone number. If you do not want your student's information to be included in the PTA directory, please complete the PTA Directory Opt-Out Form by October 5, 2018. Please note that individuals that have submitted a universal opt-out to FCPS are not included in the directory and do not need to respond.

Pumpkin Patch Night

Comes join friends and classmates at the Burke Nursery on Thursday, Oct. 18, 4-8 pm. Discounted tickets for admission and food will be available me for pre-order and at the door. View flyer

Join the PTA

Our students and school benefit 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. 

Oct. 5:  Boosterthon Fun Run

Oct. 8:  Columbus Day (no school for students)

Oct. 10:  National Walk to School Day

Oct. 18:  KP/KG PTA Night at Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground

Oct. 19:  Fall Picture Day

Oct. 30:  PTA meeting at Kings Park, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 5-6: Teacher Workdays (no school for students)

Nov. 12:  Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Lunch (schedule to come)

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.

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Attendance: 703.239.4040 or kgnotes@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Kings Glen Gator Bytes Special Community Resources edition FALL 2018

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Gator Bytes: Special Edition for Kings Glen KP/KG PTA Community Resource Night

Information from the organizations that were present that evening:


Girl Scouts

Contact Ashley Yuckenberg. at gsorganizerkpkg@gmail.com   or 703.973.0436  http://www.gscnc.org/


Cub Scouts Troop 1965

Contact Laura Rasmussen. at  laura807@verizon.net  or 703.447.9245
https://www.scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=35558


Cub Scouts Troop 1131

Contact Greg Fedor  at  fedorga@gmail.com  or  202.253.0031

https://www.facebook.com/Cub-Scouts-Pack-1131-NCAC-1532071727040469/


RunFitKidz

Contact Corky Sturtevant.  at  corky@runfitkidz.com  or 703.505.2309

OR Eileen Patterson  at patterson_eileen@yahoo.com

http://www.runfitkidz.com/


Fairfax County Parks  Hidden Pond Nature Center

Contact Michelle Alexander.  at  Michelle.alexander@fairfaxcounty.gov   or  703.451.9588   https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-pond


InCourage Martial Arts

◦ Contact Megan Baker.  at tlg.kingspark@gmail.com  or  703.503.0101

http://www.incouragemartialarts.com/burke


George Mason University - Center for the Arts Family Series

https://cfa.gmu.edu/tickets/subscriptions/family-series

If you would like a hard copy of items contained in this bulletin and are unable to print, email KGNotes@fcps.edu.

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Advanced Academics Information Session

A parent information session about Advanced Academics will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Kings Glen. All Kings Glen parents are invited to come learn about the FCPS Advanced Academics program, how the screening process works and what the services looks like at Kings Glen. Please contact Mrs. Agner (CAAgner@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

Important Screening Dates:

  • October 11, 2018 for students new to FCPS
  • January 10, 2019 for students not new to FCPS this school year

Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held. A referral form may be turned in from the first day of school until the published deadline. Additional Information on Advanced Academics can be found here.

Picture Day is October 19th

Kings Glen Picture Day is Friday, October 19. If you would like to volunteer to help with pictures (half-day or full-day), please contact KGNotes@fcps.edu or call the office at 703-239-4000. Lifetouch Photography will be providing picture vouchers for volunteers.

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 attendance

At Kings Glen, attendance can be reported by either calling our Attendance Line at 703-239-4040, or by emailing KGNotes@fcps.edu.

Mental 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.

Health 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.vitter@fairfaxcounty.gov

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 24 - Sept 28 ~ Teamwork/Citizenship Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Fun Run

The KPKG PTA kicked off our biggest fundraiser of the year this week with an exciting Pep Rally to kick off our 9-day Mind Spark Mystery Lab themed Fun Run! Please support the PTA – and our schools – by asking friends and family to pledge your child at FUNRUN.COM. Pledges can be per lap or a flat amount, and students generally complete 30- 35 laps. Funds raised through the Fun Run will go towards classroom materials, new technology, field trips, teacher grants and many other items that benefit our students. View flier for more information.

KPKG Student Directory Opt Out

Every year the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA produces a student directory that is made available to all PTA members as a benefit of membership. The directory will include the student's name, grade, teacher, parent/guardian name, and parent/guardian email. Due to changes in Virginia state law, the directory will not include home address or phone number. If you do not want your student's information to be included in the PTA directory, please complete the PTA Directory Opt-Out Form by October 5, 2018. Please note that individuals that have submitted a universal opt-out to FCPS are not included in the directory and do not need to respond.

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.

Oct. 5:  Boosterthon Fun Run

Oct. 8:  Columbus Day (no school for students)

Oct. 18:  KP/KG PTA Night at Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground

Oct. 19:  Fall Picture Day

Oct. 30:  PTA meeting at Kings Park, 6:30 p.m.

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.

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Kings Glen Gator Bytes September 19, 2018

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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 attendance

Mental 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 Strength

Health 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.vitter@fairfaxcounty.gov

KP/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.

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Attendance: 703.239.4040 or kgnotes@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair Friday, September 14, 5:30-7 PM

The annual PTA Ice Cream Social & Community Resource Fair is this Friday from 5:30-7 pm at the Kings Glen Playground. Come enjoy FREE ice cream while learning about after-school activities and other community resources. Food trucks will also be in attendance. The PTA Meeting will be held at 6 pm.

Kings Glen 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

There will be a celebration for students who completed a summer reading challenge on Monday, September 17, from 2:40-3:10 in the library!  If your child finished the challenge and has not brought in the form yet, please remind him or her to do so. 

Music at Kings Glen ES

Band and Strings Timeline and Important Dates

Weeks of Sept. 10 and 17:  Outfitting and acquiring instruments for all grades

Week of Sept. 24: Band and Strings for all grades begin instruction

Mental 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 (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.

Picture Day is October 19th

Kings Glen Picture Day is Friday, October 19. If you would like to volunteer to help with pictures (half-day or full-day), please contact Claire Thomas or Leah Hettema, or call the office at 703-239-4000.

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. Parents can learn more about this wonderful program here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Sept 10 - Sept 14 ~ "Other People Matter" Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair

The annual PTA Ice Cream Social & Community Resource Fair is this Friday from 5:30-7:00 at the Kings Glen Playground. Come enjoy FREE ice cream while learning about after-school activities and other community resources. Food trucks will also be in attendance.
http://kpkgpta.org/ice-cream-social-community/resource-fair/

Spirit Wear Is Now On Sale

Order your Kings Glen Spirit Wear now through September 15! We will have samples at the Ice Cream Social. Visit  http://kpkgpta.org/fundraisers/spirit-wear/ for more information on how to order.

Next PTA Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Friday, September 14 at 6pm, during the Ice Cream Social. A draft agenda and this year’s budget are available at http://kpkgpta.org/pta-meetings/.

After-School Activities

This fall, the PTA is offering a number of after-school activities. 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. 14:  PTA Ice Cream Social & Community Resource Fair 5:30-7 pm

Sept. 14:  PTA meeting at 6 pm (during Ice Cream Social)

Sept. 15:  Deadline to order Spirit Wear

Sept. 19:  3-Hour Early Release (dismissal at 12:25 pm)

Sept. 25-Oct. 5:  Boosterthon

Oct. 8:  Columbus Day (no school for students)

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.

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
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Kings Glen 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

There will be a celebration for students who completed a summer reading challenge on Monday, September 17, from 2:40-3:10 in the library!  If your child finished the challenge and has not brought in the form yet, please remind him or her to do so. 

 

Music at Kings Glen ES

5th and 6th Grade Chorus Important Dates

September 10th - Chorus Contract and T-shirt Order due [Extra contracts available outside of the music room]

September 11th - 5th and 6th grade Chorus rehearsals will begin

Band and Strings Timeline and Important Dates

September 4 -  5th and 6th Grade Band and Strings Demonstrations

September 7 – All enrollment forms due

Weeks of September 10 and 17 - outfitting and acquiring instruments for all grades

Week of September  24 - Band and Strings for all grades begin instruction

Mental 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.

KP/KG PTA News

After-School Activities

This fall, the PTA is offering several after-school activities, including RunFit Kidz, hip hop dance, chess club, and several STEM exCEL classes.

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. Please stop by the PTA table at Open House or Back to School Night to learn more, or visit our website at www.kpkgpta.org.

Spirit Wear

Order your KP/KG Spirit Wear online!

  • Sept 14 PTA Ice Cream Social & Community Resource Fair 5:30pm to 7pm @ Kings Glen
  • Sept 19 3-Hour Early Release - Dismissal 12:25pm
  • Oct 8 No school for students
  • Nov 5-6 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.

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or kgnotes@fcps.edu | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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