Kings Glen Gator Bytes September 19, 2018

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen

PTA Fun Run Pep Rally ~ Monday, September 24 September Is Attendance Awareness Month

Welcome back to school! September is Attendance Awareness Month. Regular attendance is essential for students to form positive peer and adult relationships and to learn. In fact, when students miss significant amounts of instructional time, they tend to lose momentum academically. Of course, there are times that students may have health or other concerns that may prevent them from being present. More information about 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.

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

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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

Kings Glen Gator Bytes August 29, 2018

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Back To School Night Aug. 30, 5:30-8 PM

"Meet-n-Greet" with our Specialists in the library 5:30-6:30 PM

General Meeting in Gym 6:30-7 PM

Meet in Classrooms 7-8 PM

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!

August 30:  Back To School Night, 5:30-8 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
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 Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

We are excited to see our returning Gators and welcome our newest Gators to Kings Glen!

Open House:  Aug. 23, 2-3 PM

First Day of School:  Aug. 28 (doors open 8:25 AM, tardy bell 8:40 AM)

Back To School Night:  Aug. 30, 5:30-8 PM ("Meet-n-Greet" with our Specialists in the library 5:30-6:30 PM)

IMPORTANT: Tdap Reminder

If you have a rising 6th Grader and you have not submitted proof of Tdap to the school, your child will not be assigned to a classroom, will not be able to attend Open House, and will not be able to attend school until documentation of the Tdap shot is provided. Please provide an updated immunization record with proof of Tdap to the school prior to Open House on Thursday, August 23. 

2018-19 Kings Glen Supply Lists Grade-level supply lists are now posted on the Kings Glen website for the 2018-19 school year.

4th Grade Supply List

5th Grade Supply List

6th Grade Supply List

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.

August 23:  Open House, 2-3 p.m.

August 28:  First Day of School

August 30:  Back To School Night, 5:30-8 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
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 Friday, June 15 ~ Students Dismiss at 1:25 PM Kings Park/Kings Glen/Keene Mill 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

Look for summer reading logs to come home on June 5th in Tuesday folders. Students are encouraged to read for pleasure and information and to share reading with others throughout the summer. Optional: Students who list what they most enjoy reading each week and return their log to their teacher by August 31st will be included in a fall reading celebration at their school.  

End of school reminder from Health Room

~  All medications need to be picked up by 1:00 pm on June 15, 2018

~  Only Parents may pick up medications

~  Medications not picked up by the designated time, will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD Policy

~  Medications can also be picked up prior to June 15th, anytime between 9:00am and 3:00 pm

~  New medication forms are required for the new school year. They can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

For questions and concerns please call KGES School Health Aide, Sonia Bose, @ 703-239-4010.

2018-19 Kings Glen Supply Lists Grade-level supply lists are now posted on the Kings Glen website for the 2018-19 school year.

4th Grade Supply List

5th Grade Supply List

6th Grade Supply List

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. Someone will be available in the office during the summer months to receive your child's updated immunization record. Thank you to those parents who have already submitted proof of Tdap to the school.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. We are revisiting certain character strengths we have studied this year which are especially important for the end of the year. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

June 11 - June 15 ~ Self-Control Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

Order your school supply kit for next year! The PTA is coordinating the sale of school supply kits through a new vendor. You can order kits now through July 14 using school ID KIN170 for Kings Glen; or KIN936 for Kings Park).

Pricing and Information

June 14:  Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:00 a.m.

June 15:  Last Day of School (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 Field Day is Coming on Friday, June 8! Volunteers Still Needed!

Kings Glen Staff and Students are excited to offer the opportunity for parents to participate in the Field Day festivities on Friday, June 8 (Rain Date Tuesday, June 12). There are varying levels of participation available from a half hour of time to as many as five hours of your time. You can choose to sign up for one time slot, or all of the time slots. Come in and participate in the fun! If you are interested in joining the fun, express your interest on our sign-up genius.

5th/6th Grade Strings Concert Thursday June 7, 2018

School Assembly 1:50 PM ~ Evening Concert 6:30 PM

Dress: Black on bottom, white on top.

Strings Concert Information

Kings Park/Kings Glen/Keene Mill 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

Look for summer reading logs to come home on June 5th in Tuesday folders. Students are encouraged to read for pleasure and information and to share reading with others throughout the summer. Optional: Students who list what they most enjoy reading each week and return their log to their teacher by August 31st will be included in a fall reading celebration at their school.  

End of school reminder from Health Room

~  All medications need to be picked up by 1:00 pm on June 15, 2018

~  Only Parents may pick up medications

~  Medications not picked up by the designated time, will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD Policy

~  Medications can also be picked up prior to June 15th, anytime between 9:00am and 3:00 pm

~  New medication forms are required for the new school year. They can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

For questions and concerns please call KGES School Health Aide, Sonia Bose, @ 703-239-4010.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. We are revisiting certain character strengths we have studied this year which are especially important for the end of the year. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

June 4 - June 8 ~ Teamwork/Citizenship Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

Order your school supply kit for next year! The PTA is coordinating the sale of school supply kits through a new vendor. You can order kits now through July 14 using school ID KIN170 for Kings Glen; or KIN936 for Kings Park).

Pricing and Information

June 5-6:  Ledo Pizza PTA Fundraiser, 5-9 p.m.

June 7:  Grade 5/6 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

June 8:  Field Day (rain date June 12)

June 14:  Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:00 a.m.

June 15:  Last Day of School (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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