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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Advanced Academic Programs (AAP)

Screening for School-Based (Level II-III) Services

Parents or guardians who are interested in having their child screened for school-based (Level II and III) services may submit the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form to Mrs. Agner at Kings Glen by May 31, 2018. Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Kings Glen of their student’s eligibility status by June 15, 2018.

Advanced Academics Information

KGES Spring Book Fair: Volunteers Still Needed April 30 - May 4 (evening hours April 30, 4-6 pm)

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Kings Glen Library from April 30-May 4!  If you would like to volunteer for this very fun event, please check out the times and sign up online through our Sign-Up Genius link. This will be a buy one get one free event!

Loose Change Drive for Books

As part of our Spring 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 wish to donate may place any amount of loose change in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office.

Parents of rising 7th graders

In August, Lake Braddock will be hosting a one-day JumpStart program aimed at helping your rising 7th grader become more familiar with Lake Braddock Secondary School. Sessions will be offered during the week of Monday, August 13th through Thursday, August 16th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Registration opens April 3. Register now... this program fills up fast!

NOTE: registrations should be submitted directly to Lake Braddock at the address listed on the bottom of the registration form.

Spring Break Reading Challenge Celebration

Our spring break reading challenge celebration will be next Wednesday, April 25, from 3:30-4:30. Permission slips are being sent home in this week’s take home folders. If your child participated and you do not receive a permission slip, please e-mail Carolyn Dean. Thanks very much!

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

April 16 - April 20 ~ Love of Learning Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game Friday, April 27, 6-8 pm at LBSS

Cheer on your teachers at the 11th Annual KP vs. KG Volleyball Game on April 27 from 6-8 pm at LBSS (Entrance 14). Concessions available for purchase (Cash Only). $3 per person, a max of $10 per family.

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

April 30-May 4:  Scholastic Book Fair

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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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Reminder: Early Release Day April 13, Teacher Workday April 16

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Reminder: Friday, April 13:  2-Hour Early Release (dismissal at 1:25 pm) Monday, April 16:  Teacher Workday (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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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Come to the Gator Swamp Romp! Wednesday, April 18

No prior dance experience required! Join our students for a Swamp Romping good time on April 18th so that they can show you their new moves! We hope that you can be there!

Swamp Romp Class Schedule

Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon! Week of April 30 through May 4

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Kings Glen Library from April 30-May 4!  This will be a buy one get one free event!

Volunteers are needed! Contact Carolyn Dean if you are interested.

Parents of rising 7th graders

In August, Lake Braddock will be hosting a one-day JumpStart program aimed at helping your rising 7th grader become more familiar with Lake Braddock Secondary School. Sessions will be offered during the week of Monday, August 13th through Thursday, August 16th from 9am-2pm in August.  Registration opens April 3. Register now... this program fills up fast! NOTE: Please send registration and payment directly to Lake Braddock SS.

“Make A Great Break” Reading Challenge: Back by Popular Demand

Students were encouraged to enjoy reading over Spring Break and complete an optional challenge to make, draw or build something they have read and take a picture of their creation. Students who return a photo by April 12th to Carolyn Dean or Lisa Rode will be included in an upcoming Kings Glen after school MakerSpace celebration.

Donations Needed for the KG Makerspace

We are in the process of growing a school MakerSpace in the Kings Glen Library and need your help in gathering more building materials for our students. Materials will be used by our student builders during library and classroom lessons. Donations can be brought to Lisa Rode.

Donation ideas: paper towel rolls, popsicle sticks, fabric pieces, pom-poms, felt, duct tape, Legos, ribbon, tissue paper, etc.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

April 9 - April 13 ~ Integrity Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

PTA General Membership Meeting Wednesday, April 11, 6:45 PM at Kings Park ES

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Flight Trampoline Fundraiser Friday, April 13, 3-6 PM

Bring this flyer and JUMP with us! Flight will donate 30% of your jump ticket to KP/KG PTA. Don’t forget to fill out your waiver ahead of time!

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KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game Friday, April 27, 6-8 pm at LBSS

Cheer on your teachers at the 11th Annual KP vs. KG Volleyball Game on April 27 from 6-8 pm at LBSS (Entrance 14). Concessions available for purchase (Cash Only). $3 per person, a max of $10 per family.

April 11:  PTA General Membership Meeting

April 13:  2-Hour  Early Release (students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

April 13:  PTA Flight Trampoline Fundraiser, 3-6 p.m.

April 18:  Gator Swamp Romp

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

April 30-May 4:  Scholastic Book Fair

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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 There's Still Time to Pre-order Your Yearbook!

The deadline has been extended to pre-order Kings Glen yearbooks until Friday, April 6. The cost this year remains the same at $18. Payments and order forms can be submitted to the front office.

“Make A Great Break” Reading Challenge: Back by Popular Demand

Students were encouraged to enjoy reading over Spring Break and complete an optional challenge to make, draw or build something they have read and take a picture of their creation. Students who return a photo by April 12th to Carolyn Dean or Lisa Rode will be included in an upcoming Kings Glen after school MakerSpace celebration.

Donations Needed for the KG Makerspace

We are in the process of growing a school MakerSpace in the Kings Glen Library and need your help in gathering more building materials for our students. Materials will be used by our student builders during library and classroom lessons. Donations can be brought to Lisa Rode.

Donation ideas: paper towel rolls, popsicle sticks, fabric pieces, pom-poms, felt, duct tape, Legos, ribbon, tissue paper, etc.

Parents of rising 7th graders

In August, Lake Braddock will be hosting a one-day JumpStart program aimed at helping your rising 7th grader become more familiar with Lake Braddock Secondary School. Sessions will be offered during the week of Monday, August 13th through Thursday, August 16th from 9 am-2 pm in August. Registration opens April 3. Register now... this program fills up fast!

Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show Friday, April 6, 6-8 PM

Please join us for the Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show, Friday, April 6th. Our theme this year is '80s Retro. The evening show will feature artwork from the Lake Braddock Pyramid schools (including Kings Glen), and is open to the community from 6-8pm, in the Lake Braddock Main Gym. Hope to see you there!

Raising Healthy & Resilient Children April 5 & April 9, 6:30-8 pm

The Lake Braddock Pyramid is excited to welcome back, by popular demand, parenting specialist Rachel Bailey on April 5th and April 9th (snow date) for workshops aimed at raising healthy and resilient children. It is a free event for parents and will be held at Lake Braddock's Little Theatre.

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KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

April 2 - April 6 ~ Humor Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

Upcoming PTA Events

Wed., 4/11, 6:45 pm at KP - PTA General Membership meeting

Fri., 4/27, 6-8 pm at LBSS - KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

April 5:  Parenting Workshop at LBSS (see above)

April 6:  Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show, 6-8 PM

April 9:  Parenting Workshop at LBSS (see above)

April 11:  PTA General Membership Meeting

April 13:  2-Hour  Early Release (students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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 Pre-Order Your Kings Glen Yearbook Online Now

It is time to get your Kings Glen 2017-2018 school yearbook. Yearbooks can be preordered online (school code 13277218) through Friday, March 23rd at midnight. The cost this year remains the same at $18, with no additional online fees. Use the online system and reserve your student’s yearbook to be delivered in June. Order forms for cash and check payments were sent home in the March 13 Tuesday folders.

“Make A Great Break” Reading Challenge: Back by Popular Demand

Students are encouraged to enjoy reading over Spring Break and may also complete an optional challenge in next week’s take home folders where they make, draw or build something they have read and then take a picture of their creation.  Students who return a photo by April 12th will be included in an upcoming Kings Glen after school MakerSpace celebration. Contact Carolyn Dean or Lisa Rode with any questions.

Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show Friday, April 6, 6-8 PM

Please join us for the Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show, Friday, April 6th. Our theme this year is '80s Retro. The evening show will feature artwork from the Lake Braddock Pyramid schools (including Kings Glen), and is open to the community from 6-8pm, in the Lake Braddock Main Gym. Hope to see you there!

Raising Healthy & Resilient Children March 22 & April 5, 6:30-8 pm

The Lake Braddock Pyramid is excited to welcome back, by popular demand, parenting specialist Rachel Bailey. Please join us for two different workshops on March 22 and April 5 in Lake Braddock's Little Theatre.

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Talk to Your Child about Internet Safety

Guidance lessons this month in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades focused on responsible use of the internet and internet safety.

Many of our students use computers, tablets, and personal cell phones to access academic work, and it is increasingly becoming a part of their social communication. Please talk with your child about their use of technology and their “digital footprint.”

Parent Tip: Set a Kings Glen Website Shortcut

Help your student at home with this common-sense tip.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

March 19 - March 23 ~ Forgiveness Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

Upcoming PTA Events

Wed., 4/11, 6:45 pm at KP - PTA General Membership meeting

Fri., 4/27, 6-8 pm at LBSS - KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

March 22:  Parenting Workshop at LBSS (see above)

March 26-30:  Spring Break

April 2:  Student Holiday/School Planning Day

April 5:  Parenting Workshop at LBSS (see above)

April 6:  Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show, 6-8 PM

April 11:  PTA General Membership Meeting

April 13:  2-Hour  Early Release (students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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 March 14, 2018

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Beauty and the Beast Ticket Orders

The deadline for ordering online through MySchoolBucks is this Friday, March 16th, but advance sale tickets will still be available for purchase in the front office if ticket orders are received before 12 noon each day. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the evening of the show for $6/ticket (exact change appreciated)

Showtimes 7 p.m. ~ Tuesday 3/20, Wednesday, 3/21, Thursday 3/22

2017-18 SOL Testing Coming Soon!

4th grade: Reading (Wednesday, May 16th), VA Studies (Monday, May 21st), Math (Thursday, May 24th)

5th grade: Reading (Tuesday, May 15th), Science (Friday, May 18th), Math (Wednesday, May 23rd)

6th grade: Reading (Thursday, May 17th), Math (Tuesday, May 22nd)

SOL Schedule

“Make A Great Break” Reading Challenge: Back by Popular Demand

Students are encouraged to enjoy reading over Spring Break and may also complete an optional challenge in next week’s take home folders where they make, draw or build something they have read and then take a picture of their creation.  Students who return a photo by April 12th will be included in an upcoming Kings Glen after school MakerSpace celebration. Contact Carolyn Dean or Lisa Rode with any questions.

Kings Glen Yearbook Online Sales Starting Now

It is time to get your Kings Glen 2017-2018 school yearbook. You can preorder our KG Yearbook online using school code 13277218. The cost this year remains the same at $18, with no additional online fees. Use the online system and reserve your student’s yearbook to be delivered in June. Order forms for cash and check payments were sent home in the March 13 Tuesday folders.

Wellness Wednesday March 21, 2018

The Health Promotion Team from the Fairfax County Health Department will be in the cafeteria during lunchtime on March 21st with a display titled "Sugar Shockers". Examples of common food items and how much sugar is in each one as well as the effects of sugar on the body will be included. There will be opportunities for students to ask questions as they wait in the cafeteria line and/or after they eat. Please see the health room (clinic) with any questions or concerns.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

March 12 - March 16 ~ Zest/Enthusiasm Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Meet Fairfax County Police Dept. School Resource Officer MPO Cary Petrovich

Did you know that FCPS has Fairfax County police officers as school resource officers (SROs) in all secondary, high & middle schools? Join us as Officer Petrovich gives an overview of the role of an SRO and takes your questions this Thursday, March 15 at 6:30pm in the KG cafeteria. Following the guest speaker, there will be a vote by the general membership on the updated KPKG PTA bylaws. A copy of the draft bylaws are posted to the PTA website.

Upcoming PTA Events:

Thur., 3/15, 6:30 pm at KG - PTA General Membership meeting, Special Guest speaker

Wed., 4/11, 6:45 pm at KP - PTA General Membership meeting

Fri., 4/27, 6-8 pm at LBSS - KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

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Kings Glen RunFit Kidz Begins Thursday, April 5th

Are you ready to run? Ready to learn about nutrition and proper running technique? Then join the Kings Glen RunFit Kidz spring team, brought to you by KPKG PTA! The spring program starts Thursday, April 5th and runs for 7 weeks. Registration opened on February 23.

March 15:  PTA General Membership Meeting, Special Guest Speaker

March 21:  FCHD Wellness Wednesday (see above)

March 26-30:  Spring Break

April 2:  Student Holiday/School Planning Day

April 11:  PTA General Membership Meeting

April 13:  2-Hour  Early Release (students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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 Kings Glen Yearbook Online Sales Starting Now

It is time to get your Kings Glen 2017-2018 school yearbook. You can preorder our KG Yearbook online at using school code 13277218. The cost this year remains the same at $18, with no additional online fees. Use the online system and reserve your student’s yearbook to be delivered in June.

2017-18 SOL Testing Coming Soon!

4th grade: Reading (Wednesday, May 16th), VA Studies (Monday, May 21st), Math (Thursday, May 24th)

5th grade: Reading (Tuesday, May 15th), Science (Friday, May 18th), Math (Wednesday, May 23rd)

6th grade: Reading (Thursday, May 17th), Math (Tuesday, May 22nd)

SOL Schedule

Attendance Matters!

Please report absences/late arrivals by either leaving a message on the attendance line at 703-239-4040 or by emailing KGNotes@fcps.edu. Both are monitored continuously throughout the day by the school office and are the best ways to make sure that the school gets your message even if the teacher is absent on the day of your student's absence.

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians and school staff members who interact with the school health rooms. This may include principals, school counselors, and main office staff members. The survey has been approved for distribution by the FCPS’ Internal Survey Advisory Committee. Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed at:

Staff Survey  ~  Parent Survey (English)  ~  Parent Survey (Spanish)

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will provide the FCHD with valuable information. Your participation in this important endeavor is appreciated. 

Deadline March 12, 2018

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

March 5 - March 9 ~ Social Intelligence Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Family Fitness Night Free for the Whole Family! Friday, March 9, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen ES

Come join us for a night filled with Balloon Tennis, Fitness Yahtzee, Scooter Tic Tac Toe and much more. FREE water bottles to the first 100 students who complete their Fitness Journey! (more information)

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Kings Glen RunFit Kidz Begins Thursday, April 5th

Are you ready to run? Ready to learn about nutrition and proper running technique? Then join the Kings Glen RunFit Kidz spring team, brought to you by KPKG PTA! The spring program starts Thursday, April 5th and runs for 7 weeks. Registration opened on February 23.

March 9:  PTA Family Fitness Night at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

March 26-30:  Spring Break

April 2:  Student Holiday/School Planning Day

April 13:  2-Hour Early Release (students dismissed at 1:25 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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Attendance Matters!

When your student is going to be absent or coming late to school, it is important for parents/guardians to notify the school office with the date and reason for the absence or late arrival.

You can report absences/late arrivals by either leaving a message on the attendance line at 703-239-4040 or by emailing KGNotes@fcps.edu. Both are monitored continuously throughout the day by the school office and are the best ways to make sure that the school gets your message even if the teacher is absent on the day of your student's absence.

Start Planning for 2017-18 SOL Testing!

4th grade: Reading (Wednesday, May 16th), VA Studies (Monday, May 21st), Math (Thursday, May 24th)

5th grade: Reading (Tuesday, May 15th), Science (Friday, May 18th), Math (Wednesday, May 23rd)

6th grade: Reading (Thursday, May 17th), Math (Tuesday, May 22nd)

SOL Schedule

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

February 26 - March 2 ~ Social Intelligence Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Spirit Night at Austin Grill

Join us for PTA Spirit Night at Austin Grill in Springfield on Monday, March 5th from 11 AM-9 PM. Austin Grill will donate 20% of sales during this time. Enjoy dinner with classmates and friends while supporting the PTA!  

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Family Fitness Night Free for the Whole Family! Friday, March 9, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen ES

Come join us for a night filled with Balloon Tennis, Fitness Yahtzee, Scooter Tic Tac Toe and much more. FREE water bottles to the first 100 students who complete their Fitness Journey! (more information)

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Kings Glen RunFit Kidz Begins Thursday, April 5th

Are you ready to run? Ready to learn about nutrition and proper running technique? Then join the Kings Glen RunFit Kidz spring team, brought to you by KPKG PTA! The spring program starts Thursday, April 5th and runs for 7 weeks. Registration opened on February 23.

March 5:  PTA Spirit Night at Austin Grill in Springfield, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

March 9:  PTA Family Fitness Night at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

March 26-30:  Spring Break

April 2:  Student Holiday/School Planning Day

April 13:  2-Hour Early Release (students dismissed at 1:25 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
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

This week, the Physical Education Department will be running Floor Hockey games in the gym. Students will be required to wear athletic shoes, eye protection, and shin guards in order to participate in the games. We will have goggles and shin guards available for use but we  understand if students would feel more comfortable with their own items.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter. 

Sarah Opsut and Matt Murphy, KGES PE Teachers

Spring Picture Day Tuesday, February 27th

Individual and class pictures will be taken on this day. 

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

February 19 - February 23 ~ Social Intelligence Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Basket & Bingo Bash is this Friday, February 23! Doors open at 6 p.m.

Due date is TODAY (Feb. 21) for any pre-sale raffle ticket purchases

Basket & Bingo is this Friday at Kings Glen! We hope you can join us for this fun event. We have lots of great baskets to raffle off, and Kings Glen "teacher experiences" will be auctioned off.

Please send in anything for your classroom basket by Thursday! The more we get, the better the baskets.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Family Fitness Night Free for the Whole Family! Friday, March 9, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen ES

Come join us for a night filled with Balloon Tennis, Fitness Yahtzee, Scooter Tic Tac Toe and much more. FREE water bottles to the first 100 students who complete their Fitness Journey! (more information)

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Kings Glen RunFit Kidz Begins Thursday, April 5th

Are you ready to run? Ready to learn about nutrition and proper running technique? Then join the Kings Glen RunFit Kidz spring team, brought to you by KPKG PTA! The spring program starts Thursday, April 5th and runs for 7 weeks. Registration opens February 23.

"FanQuest" Special Olympics Basketball Game

(Lake Braddock SS, Robinson SS, Annandale HS)

Come out and support some great student athletes, play intermission games, enter contests, and have a great time!

Friday, March 9th 6:30-9 PM at Lake Braddock Gym

Tailgate in Gym Lobby beginning 4:30 PM

Feb. 23:  PTA Basket and Bingo Bash at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

Feb. 27:  Spring Pictures (Individual and Class Pictures)

March 9:  PTA Family Fitness Night at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m.

March 9:  Special Olympics Basketball 6:30-9 PM at Lake Braddock

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 Physical Education Appropriate Dress Regulation Reminder:

Regulation 3210.4

"Students participating in physical education classes taught by a physical education specialist must wear shoes appropriate to the instructional activity and designed to provide support, fit securely, and prevent injury. Jewelry that impedes safe participation by students should not be worn."

Now that the weather is changing, the Physical Education Department would like to remind parents and students to check their shoes and jewelry on P.E. days in order to prevent injuries or loss. Students who are not properly prepared for class will not be able to participate on that date and will be participating in an alternate activity. Mrs. Opsut or Mr. Murphy, will be happy to help if you have any questions.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

February 12 - February 16 ~ Love Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Basket & Bingo Bash Friday, February 23, 6-8 p.m.

Pre-Sale Raffle Ticket Purchases due Wednesday, February 21

Please continue to send in donations for your classroom basket! The more we get, the better the baskets!

Feb. 19:  President's Day (School is closed)

Feb. 23:  Basket and Bingo Bash, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Feb. 27:  Spring Pictures

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Physical Education Appropriate Dress Regulation Reminder:

Regulation 3210.4

"Students participating in physical education classes taught by a physical education specialist must wear shoes appropriate to the instructional activity and designed to provide support, fit securely, and prevent injury. Jewelry that impedes safe participation by students should not be worn."

Now that the weather is changing, the Physical Education Department would like to remind parents and students to check their shoes and jewelry on P.E. days in order to prevent injuries or loss. Students who are not properly prepared for class will not be able to participate on that date and will be participating in an alternate activity. Mrs. Opsut or Mr. Murphy, will be happy to help if you have any questions.

Tdap Notice for Parents of 5th Graders

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit a copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork is submitted to the school office by June 8, 2018.

A Tdap Notice was sent home with all 5th Grade students in the progress report envelope on Tuesday, February 6th.

Do you have a rising Kindergartner?

A 'Survey of Preschool Children' is going home in the January 30th Tuesday Take-Home envelope. If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2018, then he or she is eligible for kindergarten. In this case, please complete the survey and return it to your child's school.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

February 5- February 9 ~ Fairness Character Strength

Feb. 19:  President's Day (School is closed)

Feb. 23:  Basket and Bingo Bash, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Feb. 27:  Spring Pictures (please note date correction from last week)

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Tdap Notice for Parents of 5th Graders

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit a copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork is submitted to the school office by June 8, 2018.

A Tdap Notice will be sent home with all 5th Grade students in the progress report envelope on Tuesday, February 6th.

Do you have a rising Kindergartner?

A 'Survey of Preschool Children' is going home in the January 30th Tuesday Take-Home envelope. If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2018, then he or she is eligible for kindergarten. In this case, please complete the survey and return it to your child's school.

Princess and Pirates Party at LBSS

Lake Braddock’s Class of 2018 invites all local elementary school students to our Princess & Pirates Party on Saturday, Feb. 10th from 9-12 PM in the Lake Braddock cafeteria. All proceeds and donations go towards LBSS Graduation and Prom. We hope you will come and be our guest for this magical event!

Tickets sold at the door ~ $5 per child

Pizza $2/slice (beginning at 11 AM)  ~  Face Painting $1-$3

Admission includes Character Meet & Greets, karaoke, dancing, games and arts & crafts.

Silent Auction includes sport lessons with LBSS varsity athletes, board games, toys, local sports memorabilia and more!

FCPS Cares Program Recognizing Kings Glen staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Kings Glen staff!

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

January 29 - February 2 ~ Prudence Character Strength

Feb. 2:  SCA Spirit Day/Jersey-Sports Day

Feb. 6:  2nd Quarter Progress Reports go home

Feb. 19:  President's Day (School is closed)

Feb. 28:  Spring Pictures

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen

Thursday, Jan. 25:  2-Hour Early Release (students dismiss @ 1:25 p.m.)

Friday, Jan. 26:  No School for Students (Teacher Workday)

Monday, Jan. 27:  No School for Students (School Planning Day)

FCPS Cares Program Recognizing Kings Glen staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Kings Glen staff!

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

January 22 - January 26 ~ Optimism Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News KP/KG PTA Fundraiser at Flight Trampoline Thursday, January 25th from 3-8 p.m.

Flight will donate 30% of the ticket price to the KP/KG PTA. Be sure to fill out your waiver ahead of time. 

Jan. 25:  End of Second Quarter (2-hour early release at 1:25 p.m.)

Jan. 25:  Flight Trampoline PTA Fundraiser, 3-8 p.m.

Jan. 26:  Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

Jan. 29:  Student Holiday (School Planning Day)

Feb. 2:  SCA Spirit Day/Jersey-Sports Day 

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen 4th Grade Strings Winter Concert!!

Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 PM

(Students arrive at 6:00 PM)  More Information

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

January 16- January 19 ~ Hope Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News STEM Night

Come find out at the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA STEM Night on Friday, January 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Kings Glen Elementary School. This will be a fun, family-friendly event that sparks passion for STEM through activities and experiments for both students and their families. This event is free of charge and light snacks will be provided.

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KP/KG PTA Fundraiser at Flight Trampoline Thursday, January 25th from 3-8 p.m.

Flight will donate 30% of the ticket price to the KP/KG PTA. Be sure to fill out your waiver ahead of time. 

Little Known Secrets of Paying for College

Speaker, Brook Jolly, will be sharing  great tips for parents. It is never too early to start saving for college.  Register for this free event.

Jan. 18:  Paying for College Seminar @ Ravensworth ES, 6:30-8 p.m.

Jan. 19:  PTA Meeting and STEM Night, 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 23:  4th Grade Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 25:  Flight Trampoline PTA Fundraiser, 3-8 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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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Attention 6th Graders! Rising 7th Grader Curriculum Night

Lake Braddock Middle School

Lake Braddock Middle School’s Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 7-9 PM (please note time change). During the Curriculum Fair, families will be able to walk around and speak to teachers regarding their programs and also take a brief tour of the building with one of our student ambassadors. More Information

AAP Referral Forms

If you are interested in applying for the Level IV Center (Keene Mill ES), please hand in referral forms and supporting documents by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12th, 2018. Materials may be dropped off at the front office, to the classroom teacher, or to Mrs. AgnerNo late materials can be accepted!

Level III referrals (part time services provided here at Kings Glen) may also be handed in at any time before June 1, 2018. 

Level IV and Level III Referral Forms 

4th Grade Strings Winter Concert!!

Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 PM

(Students arrive at 6:00 PM)  More Information

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

January 8- January 12 ~ Perseverence Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News STEM Night

Come find out at the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA STEM Night on Friday, January 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Kings Glen Elementary School. This will be a fun, family-friendly event that sparks passion for STEM through activities and experiments for both students and their families. This event is free of charge and light snacks will be provided.

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KP/KG PTA Fundraiser at Flight Trampoline Thursday, January 25th from 3-8 p.m.

Flight will donate 30% of the ticket price to the KP/KG PTA. Be sure to fill out your waiver ahead of time. 

Jan. 11:  Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night, Lake Braddock MS, 7-9 p.m.

Jan. 12:  AAP Level IV Referral forms (due by 4 p.m.)

Jan. 19:  PTA Meeting and STEM Night, 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 23:  4th Grade Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 25:  Flight Trampoline PTA Fundraiser, 3-8 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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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Picking Up Your Student Early?

Help us help you! If you know that you will be picking up your child early, notify us ahead of time and we will make every effort to make sure your child is packed up and ready to be dismissed from the classroom when you arrive.

AAP Referral Forms

If you are interested in applying for the Level IV Center (Keene Mill ES), please hand in referral forms and supporting documents by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12th, 2018. Materials may be dropped off at the front office, to the classroom teacher, or to Mrs. AgnerNo late materials can be accepted!

Level III referrals (part time services provided here at Kings Glen) may also be handed in at any time before June 1, 2018. 

Level IV and Level III Referral Forms 

You can now use MySchoolBucks not only to pay for your student's lunch, but also to pay for field trips, lost library books, music recorders, and other school fees.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

January 2 - January 5  ~ Perseverence Character Strength

Attention 6th Graders! Rising 7th Grader Curriculum Night
Lake Braddock Middle School Thursday, January 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Lake Braddock Middle School’s Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM. During the Curriculum Fair, families will be able to walk around and speak to teachers regarding their programs and also take a brief tour of the building with one of our student ambassadors.

KP/KG PTA News

If you have not yet done so, we hope you will consider joining the PTA. Our next meeting will be Friday, January 19 (STEM night), 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 4:  Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night, Lake Braddock MS, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 12:  AAP Level IV Referral forms (due by 4 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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