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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES A Message of Gratitude Thanksgiving Break, November 24-26

As the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the entire Kings Glen community. 

The generosity of both Sock-tober and the Food drive was beyond generous and will provide for families in our community.  Each day the students are coming eager and ready to learn. The Kings Glen staff exhibits amazing passion for teaching, learning and supporting the students.

At Kings Glen, we are grateful for the trust you have in us to support your child’s development as a student. As we walk through the hallways and visit classrooms the students bring an abundance of energy, and we are filled with renewed purpose each and every day. We are grateful for the dedication of the entire school community.

The halls at Kings Glen are filled with gratitude. In addition to the sock and food drives over the last month, students have created garlands of gratitude and a gratitude graffiti wall; our gators truly have an attitude for gratitude!  Thank you for being a part of this community.

With extreme gratitude,

Dr. Ritter and Mrs. Agner

Where to Get a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on our website.

How to prepare your child for their COVID-19 vaccination:

We know you may have questions about the vaccine. We talked with local pediatricians to answer some of the most common questions. Find out how to prepare your child for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and how you can make them more comfortable if they experience side effects in this short video

Local Level IV Parent Coffee Recording

In an effort to provide local access to full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) services, our school is in the process of starting a Local Level IV Program. Level IV services will be available at Kings Park Elementary in Grade 3 and Kings Glen in Grade 4 beginning in the 2022-2023 school year

The Local Level IV Program will allow center eligible students to stay at their neighborhood school to receive full-time services and will also provide increased opportunities for students throughout the school to access AAP curriculum more often. 

A recording of the virtual parent coffee  hosted by Kings Park and Kings Glen via Zoom can be found here. Feel free to reach out to Lisa Rode, AART, with any questions.

Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson State Historical Marker Unveiled

Kings Glen 5th Grader Sullivan Massaro was one of several students who participated in the Virginia Historical marker competition. This past weekend the state historical marker, written and submitted by Sullivan Massaro, for Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson was revealed. The historical maker has been placed outside his former home in Falls Church, where he resided from 1910 to 1965.

Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson (1883-1977) was a pioneer for fostering African American participation in athletics in the greater D.C. region. Henderson worked to organize leagues and associations for Black athletes and referees in the early 20th century.

His civil rights advocacy also led to him organizing the NAACP’s first rural branch in Falls Church. Henderson also served as president of the Virginia NAACP. (More Information)

Kings Glen Community Resources and Opportunities for Holiday Giving

There are many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs.  Please see below to view these resources and share this information with anyone that you feel may benefit.

Additionally, there are several ways for families to give during the holidays that benefit families in need in our community. Please see below to view these opportunities.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program 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 acknowledge our Kings Glen staff members. 

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project (P2), where one "character strength" is featured each week.

P2 for Families 1-1-3 is an easy and effective way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. Click on any character strength to learn more.  You’ll find 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions to help you and your children discuss The Positivity Project’s character strength of the week. Please see below to access P2 resources: 

Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Nov 22 - Nov 26 ~ "Gratitude" Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Care To Share

The PTA is excited to restart Care To Share at both Kings Park and Kings Glen! Through this program, kids can donate extra food from their school lunch, and volunteers will bring it to 'Food for Others' to help support our community.  Pre-pandemic there were more than 67,000 people in Fairfax County that were food insecure - and it's only gotten worse. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food. If you're interested, sign up here.

PTA Membership Drive

Have you joined the  PTA for the 2021-2022 school year?  Remember that memberships must be renewed every school year!  Any PTA member that has joined for the PTA 2021-2022 school year before December 9th will be entered to win a prizes drawing at our December 9 PTA meeting!  If you haven't joined yet, join today on our website to be eligible to win!

Please join us for our December 9 PTA meeting!

The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON at Kings Glen with a VIRTUAL option available.  In addition to our normal PTA business, we are very excited to welcome the Kings Glen Strings for a holiday performance!  We will also announce the winners of our membership drive. Here is the call-in/Zoom information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Break

November 29:  Chanukah (Religious/Cultural Observance)

December 8:  Bodhi Day (Religious/Cultural Observance)

December 9:  PTA Meeting (7 p.m. at Kings Glen, Virtual Option available)

December 20-31:  Winter Break (Kings Glen School and Office Closed)

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Save the Date: AAP Parent Virtual Coffee Monday, Nov 22nd 

In an effort to provide local access to full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) services, our school is in the process of starting a Local Level IV Program. Level IV services will be available at Kings Park Elementary in Grade 3 and Kings Glen in Grade 4 beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. 

The Local Level IV Program will allow center eligible students to stay at their neighborhood school to receive full-time services and will also provide increased opportunities for students throughout the school to access AAP curriculum more often. 

A virtual parent coffee will be hosted by Kings Park and Kings Glen via Zoom on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 9:00am. Register for the virtual parent coffee using this link. Zoom links will be emailed by 8:00am on Monday, Nov. 22.  During this meeting, we will discuss the process for becoming a Local Level IV site, describe what this means for our school, and answer any questions. We hope that you will be able to join us!

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Kings Glen Community – Do you have an FCPS individual employee that you would like to nominate for an Outstanding FCPS Employee Award?  Employees can be nominated by anybody in the Kings Glen ES Community, including fellow staff members, students, families, or school leaders.  If so, please email the following information to KG Awards:

  • Name of Employee
  • A short paragraph describing what makes this person a special part of students' lives

Please note that nominations can include any Kings Glen employee:  teaching staff, administrators, instructional assistants, office staff, custodial staff, cafeteria staff, bus drivers, etc.  If you have further questions about the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards, please contact Leah Hettema.

Kings Glen Food Drive November 12-19

Please help support our neighbors with non-perishable food through ECHO. Students may drop off donations in the boxes by the front office from November 12-19. Items needed can be viewed here.

Kings Glen Community Resources and Opportunities for Holiday Giving

There are many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs.  Please see below to view these resources and share this information with anyone that you feel may benefit.

Additionally, there are several ways for families to give during the holidays that benefit families in need in our community. Please see below to view these opportunities.

It's Not Too Late to Order Fall Pictures!

Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late! Please visit: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000880726 and use your student ID when prompted for the online code. For questions regarding school pictures, please email: underclass@vosphoto.com.

Playing Opportunities for All Strings Students Area Orchestra

Meets at LBSS on Thursdays from 5-6 pm, January 13-February 24. This event is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Students will perform a concert on February 24 at 7 pm in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre. Cost: $10. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies. Register by December 10. (Register Here)

Strings Extravaganza

This is a one-day event on Saturday, January 15 at LBSS from 9 am-3 pm. It is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Activities include sectionals, rehearsals, games, lunch, and a concert. It is a fun day! Cost: $20. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies, lunch, snack. Register by Dec 10.  (More Information / Registration)

Trex Recycling Challenge and Pop-Tabs!

Kings Glen's Student Leadership Council will be sponsoring 2 initiatives this year:

  1. Trex Recycling Challenge:  Trex® is proud to sponsor local recycling programs in universities and communities throughout the country. If your team can collect more than 500 pounds of plastic refuse in a six-month span (about 40,500 plastic bags), Trex® will donate a high-performance composite bench to your school or community. View this video to learn more about the Trex Recycling Program.  The challenge begins on America Recycles Day, November 15, and lasts until April 15.  (Printable Information Sheet)
  2. Collecting Pop-tabs from Aluminum Cans:  benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC.
FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program 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 acknowledge our Kings Glen staff members. 

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project (P2), where one "character strength" is featured each week.

P2 for Families 1-1-3 is an easy and effective way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. Click on any character strength to learn more.  You’ll find 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions to help you and your children discuss The Positivity Project’s character strength of the week. Please see below to access P2 resources: 

Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Nov 15 - Nov 19 ~ "Gratitude" Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Care To Share

The PTA is excited to restart Care To Share at both Kings Park and Kings Glen! Through this program, kids can donate extra food from their school lunch, and volunteers will bring it to 'Food for Others' to help support our community.  Pre-pandemic there were more than 67,000 people in Fairfax County that were food insecure - and it's only gotten worse. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food. If you're interested, sign up here.

PTA Membership Drive

Have you joined the  PTA for the 2021-2022 school year?  Remember that memberships must be renewed every school year!  Any PTA member that has joined for the PTA 2021-2022 school year before December 9th will be entered to win a prizes drawing at our December 9 PTA meeting!  If you haven't joined yet, join today on our website to be eligible to win!

Please join us for our December 9 PTA meeting!

The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON at Kings Glen with a VIRTUAL option available.  In addition to our normal PTA business, we are very excited to welcome the Kings Glen Strings for a holiday performance!  We will also announce the winners of our membership drive. Here is the call-in/Zoom information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

November 12-19:  Kings Glen Fall Food Drive (see above)

November 19:  FCPS Outstanding Employee Nominations Deadline

November 22:  AAP Virtual Parent Coffee (9 a.m.)

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Break

November 29:  Chanukah (Religious/Cultural Observance)

December 8:  Bodhi Day (Religious/Cultural Observance)

December 9:  PTA Meeting (7 p.m. at Kings Glen, Virtual Option available)

December 20-31:  Winter Break

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES   Veterans Day   Thursday, November 11

   2-Hour Early Release, Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

Kings Glen thanks the Veterans in our community for their service today and every day.

Save the Date: AAP Parent Virtual Coffee Monday, Nov 22nd 

In an effort to provide local access to full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) services, our school is in the process of starting a Local Level IV Program. Level IV services will be available at Kings Park Elementary in Grade 3 and Kings Glen in Grade 4 beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. 

The Local Level IV Program will allow center eligible students to stay at their neighborhood school to receive full-time services and will also provide increased opportunities for students throughout the school to access AAP curriculum more often. 

A virtual parent coffee will be hosted by Kings Park and Kings Glen via Zoom on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 9:00am. Register for the virtual parent coffee using this link. Zoom links will be emailed by 8:00am on Monday, Nov. 22.  During this meeting, we will discuss the process for becoming a Local Level IV site, describe what this means for our school, and answer any questions. We hope that you will be able to join us!

Fall Scholastic Book Fair With Limited Shopping November 5 through November 12

A books-only Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the KGES Library from November 5th through November 12th. More information, including class shopping times, will be sent home over the next few weeks. Our Book Fair Home Page includes the link to our online fair which will be available from November 5-18, and includes more products. Please feel free to contact Carolyn Dean at with any questions.

It's Not Too Late to Order Fall Pictures!

Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late! Please visit: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000880726 and use your student ID when prompted for the online code. For questions regarding school pictures, please email: underclass@vosphoto.com.

Kings Glen Food Drive November 12-19

Please help support our neighbors with non-perishable food through ECHO. Students may drop off donations in the boxes by the front office from November 12-19. Items needed can be viewed here.

Kings Glen Community Resources and Opportunities for Holiday Giving

There are many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs.  Please see below to view these resources and share this information with anyone that you feel may benefit.

Additionally, there are several ways for families to give during the holidays that benefit families in need in our community. Please see below to view these opportunities.

Wear-Green Spirit Day Monday, November 15

National Recycling Day is on Monday, November 15th and it's ‘Wear Green’ Spirit Day at Kings Glen. Kings Glen's Student Leadership Council will be sponsoring 2 initiatives this year:

  1. Trex Recycling Challenge:  Trex® is proud to sponsor local recycling programs in universities and communities throughout the country. If your team can collect more than 500 pounds of plastic refuse in a six-month span (about 40,500 plastic bags), Trex® will donate a high-performance composite bench to your school or community. View this video to learn more about the Trex Recycling Program.  The challenge begins on America Recycles Day, November 15, and lasts until April 15.  (Printable Information Sheet)
  2. Collecting Pop-tabs from Aluminum Cans:  benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC.  Fun facts about pop-tabs: 
  • We receive an average of $0.25 per lb.
  • Each pound is about 1,267 pop tabs.
  • A gallon size bag of pop tabs equates to about 2.5 lbs.
  • Approximately 63,360 pull tabs = 1 mile
  • Discovered in the 1820’s, aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth.
  • Aluminum is a durable and sustainable metal: 2/3 of the aluminum ever produced is in use today.
FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards Nominations Deadline:  Friday, November 19

Nominations will be/are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Kings Glen Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form links attached: You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.  https://forms.gle/kwk8RkN37vdUGacw9

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.  https://forms.gle/kwk8RkN37vdUGacw9

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district).  https://forms.gle/ExCGixxDZnTcq3rv7

Outstanding New Principal

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district).  https://forms.gle/ExCGixxDZnTcq3rv7

Outstanding School Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal).

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services.  https://forms.gle/KUw1yH98HKzAbTK4A

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership.

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school.  https://forms.gle/mRfg2PZCZRDTxNNp8

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee.

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid). https://forms.gle/k7bUHdaRx8djRQaY8

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 19.  Please contact Leah Hettema with any questions.

Playing Opportunities for All Strings Students Area Orchestra

Meets at LBSS on Thursdays from 5-6 pm, January 13-February 24. This event is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Students will perform a concert on February 24 at 7 pm in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre. Cost: $10. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies. Register by December 10. (Register Here)

Strings Extravaganza

This is a one-day event on Saturday, January 15 at LBSS from 9 am-3 pm. It is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Activities include sectionals, rehearsals, games, lunch, and a concert. It is a fun day! Cost: $20. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies, lunch, snack. Register by Dec 10.  (More Information / Registration)

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project (P2), where one "character strength" is featured each week.

P2 for Families 1-1-3 is an easy and effective way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. Click on any character strength to learn more.  You’ll find 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions to help you and your children discuss The Positivity Project’s character strength of the week. Please see below to access P2 resources: 

Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Nov 8 - Nov 12 ~ "Bravery" Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Treats for Troops on Veterans Day Thursday, November 11

Bring your extra candy to the PTA on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, and while you're there write a letter or draw a picture to thank our troops and veterans. We'll be delivering the candy and thank you notes to Soldiers Angels to give to our Service Members. See our website for more information.

Board and Brush Spirit Night November 16, 4-7 p.m.

The PTA is excited to host a spirit night with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on November 16 from 4pm-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA.  See our website for more information and to register. Treats for Troops on Veterans Day.  Bring your extra candy to the PTA on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, and while you're there write a letter or draw a picture to thank our troops and veterans. We'll be delivering the candy and thank you notes to Soldiers Angels to give to our Service Members.  See our website for more information.

PTA Membership Drive

Have you joined the  PTA for the 2021-2022 school year?  Remember that memberships must be renewed every school year!  Any PTA member that has joined for the PTA 2021-2022 school year before December 9th will be entered to win a prizes drawing at our December 9 PTA meeting!  If you haven't joined yet, join today on our website to be eligible to win!

Please join us for our December 9 PTA meeting!

The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON at Kings Glen with a VIRTUAL option available.  In addition to our normal PTA business, we are very excited to welcome the Kings Glen Strings for a holiday performance!  We will also announce the winners of our membership drive. Here is the call-in/Zoom information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

November 5-12:  Scholastic Fall Book Fair (see above)

November 11:  Veterans Day (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 11:  PTA Treats for Troops (see above)

November 12-19:  Kings Glen Fall Food Drive (see above)

November 15:  'Wear Green' Spirit Day (National Recycling Day)

November 16:  PTA Board and Brush Spirit Night (4-7 p.m.)

November 19:  FCPS Outstanding Employee Nominations Deadline

November 22:  AAP Virtual Parent Coffee (9 a.m.)

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Break

November 29:  Chanukah (Religious/Cultural Observance)

December 8:  Bodhi Day (Religious/Cultural Observance)

December 9:  PTA Meeting (7 p.m. at Kings Glen, Virtual Option available)

December 20-31:  Winter Break

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: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES REMINDER: Daylight Savings Time Ends on November 7 Don't forget to turn clocks back 1 hour! Veterans Day Messages

Kings Park and Kings Glen families are invited to post a video message recognizing U.S. military veterans (specific veterans and/or veterans in general). Your message may be used as part of a school-wide Veterans Day tribute video. Video submissions will be accepted until 4:00 pm, Friday, November 5th. Students must be signed into their fcpsschools.net account to access the link: https://flipgrid.com/488d3009

Fall Scholastic Book Fair With Limited Shopping November 5 through November 12

A books-only Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the KGES Library from November 5th through November 12th. More information, including class shopping times, will be sent home over the next few weeks. Our Book Fair Home Page includes the link to our online fair which will be available from November 5-18, and includes more products. Please feel free to contact Carolyn Dean at with any questions.

Family Life Education

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in Grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in Schoology - includes lessons and media titles that FCPS has streaming rights for. Any additional media or book titles that are not streamed are available at your child’s school library. Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.
  • At Kings Glen - Mrs. Agner will be available at 5:00pm on Monday, November 8 in the cafeteria at Kings Glen to answer questions.
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library – lessons only.  Media is not available.

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s first day folder or you may access the opt out forms online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle. If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s school principal in writing before instruction begins.

Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/VKxcfabLedjYAZpS8. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on October 26 and November 3, 2021. All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Community Review of Grades K–8 Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new K–8 Science Basal Instructional Resources for the 2022-2023 school year.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

K-8 basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/g76TjGmewaN8Fgfb6.  All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Playing Opportunities for All Strings Students Area Orchestra

Meets at LBSS on Thursdays from 5-6 pm, January 13-February 24. This event is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Students will perform a concert on February 24 at 7 pm in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre. Cost: $10. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies. Register by December 10. (Register Here)

Strings Extravaganza

This is a one-day event on Saturday, January 15 at LBSS from 9 am-3 pm. It is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Activities include sectionals, rehearsals, games, lunch, and a concert. It is a fun day! Cost: $20. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies, lunch, snack. Register by Dec 10.  (More Information / Registration)

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project (P2), where one "character strength" is featured each week.

P2 for Families 1-1-3 is an easy and effective way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. Click on any character strength to learn more.  You’ll find 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions to help you and your children discuss The Positivity Project’s character strength of the week. Please see below to access P2 resources: 

Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Nov 1 - Nov 5 ~ "Perspective" Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Gorgeous Gourds Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Submissions due by Thursday, November 4

Show us your gorgeous gourds! The KP/KG PTA invites you to enter our pumpkin decorating contest. Submissions due by Thursday, November 4th. Take a look at our website for categories and submission information.

FREE Hidden Oaks Educational Event

Saturday, November 6

Join us on Saturday, November 6 to recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a FREE children’s educational program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center sponsored by the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA. Take a look at our website for timing and to sign up for a slot -- move fast as space is limited!

FREE Tiny Chefs Cooking Event

Tuesday, November 9 at 6 PM

Please join us for a FREE Tiny Chef's cooking class on Tuesday, November 9 at 6 pm! We will be making lasagna rolls.  Sign up before Friday, November 5 on our website.

Board and Brush Spirit Night

Tuesday, November 16 from 4-7 PM

The PTA is excited to host a spirit night with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on November 16 from 4-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA. See our website for more information and to register.

Treats for Troops on Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11

Bring your extra candy to the PTA on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, and while you're there write a letter or draw a picture to thank our troops and veterans. We'll be delivering the candy and thank you notes to Soldiers Angels to give to our Service Members. See our website for more information.

November 4:  Diwali (Cultural/Religious Observance)

November 4:  PTA Gorgeous Gourds Submission Deadline

November 5:  Veterans Day Video Submissions Deadline (see above)

November 5-12:  Scholastic Fall Book Fair (see above)

November 6:  PTA Hidden Oaks Educational Event

November 7:  Daylight Savings Time Ends (turn clocks back 1 hour)

November 9:  PTA Tiny Chefs Cooking Event (6 p.m.)

November 11:  Veterans Day (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 11:  PTA Treats for Troops (see above)

November 16:  PTA Board and Brush Spirit Night (4-7 p.m.)

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Break

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, Friday, October 29, is the last day of the first quarter, and a two-hour early release for students (1:25 p.m. at Kings Glen). Also, schools are closed for students on Monday, November 1, and Tuesday, November 2, for teacher work days. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Community Review of Elementary English Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/VKxcfabLedjYAZpS8. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on October 26 and November 3, 2021. All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Community Review of Grades K–8 Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new K–8 Science Basal Instructional Resources for the 2022-2023 school year.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

K-8 basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/g76TjGmewaN8Fgfb6.  All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. 

Fall Scholastic Book Fair With Limited Shopping November 5 through November 12

A books-only Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the KGES Library from November 5th through November 12th. More information, including class shopping times, will be sent home over the next few weeks. Our Book Fair Home Page includes the link to our online fair which will be available from November 5-18, and includes more products. Please feel free to contact Carolyn Dean at with any questions.

Fall Book Fair Volunteers Needed

One or two volunteers are needed to help with class previews, sales, and/or pack-up for the Scholastic Book Fair next month.  If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Dean, Librarian. We appreciate any time that you can give! 

SR&R Reminder - Forms Still Needed! Due October 29

SR&R policies and procedures have been reviewed with students.  At this time, we are still missing several signed SR&R Parent Signature sheets from several students, and need a signed form for each student.

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibilities booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

Signatures are due by October 29, 2021

LBSS Socktober October 25-29

The Lake Braddock pyramid is participating in Socktober and will be collecting new socks October 25-29 that will be donated to local homeless shelters. Please consider donating new men’s, women’s, and/or youth socks!  We will be having a Kings Glen Crazy Sock Day on Wednesday, October 27.

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

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!

Oct 25 - Oct 29 ~ Creativity Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Gorgeous Gourds Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Submissions due by Thursday, November 4

Show us your gorgeous gourds! The KP/KG PTA invites you to enter our pumpkin decorating contest. Submissions due by Thursday, November 4th. Take a look at our website for categories and submission information.

FREE Hidden Oaks Educational Event

Saturday, November 6

Join us on Saturday, November 6 to recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a FREE children’s educational program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center sponsored by the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA. Take a look at our website for timing and to sign up for a slot -- move fast as space is limited!

FREE Tiny Chefs Cooking Event

Tuesday, November 9 at 6 PM

Please join us for a FREE Tiny Chef's cooking class on Tuesday, November 9 at 6 pm! We will be making lasagna rolls.  Sign up before Friday, November 5 on our website.

Board and Brush Spirit Night

Tuesday, November 16 from 4-7 PM

The PTA is excited to host a spirit night with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on November 16 from 4-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA. See our website for more information and to register.

Treats for Troops on Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11

Bring your extra candy to the PTA on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, and while you're there write a letter or draw a picture to thank our troops and veterans. We'll be delivering the candy and thank you notes to Soldiers Angels to give to our Service Members. See our website for more information.

October 25-29:  Socktober New Socks Collection (see above)

October 27:  Crazy Sock Day at Kings Glen

October 28:  LBSS Movie Night "Halloweentown", (6:30 p.m. at LBSS)

October 29:  SR&R Signatures Due

October 29:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 1-2:  Teacher Workdays (No School for Students)

November 1:  Dia de los Muertos (Cultural/Religious Observance)

November 4:  Diwali (Cultural/Religious Observance)

November 4:  PTA Gorgeous Gourds Submission Deadline

November 6:  PTA Hidden Oaks Educational Event

November 9:  PTA Tiny Chefs Cooking Event (6 p.m.)

November 11:  Veterans Day (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 11:  PTA Treats for Troops (see above)

November 16:  PTA Board and Brush Spirit Night (4-7 p.m.)

November 24-26:  Thanksgiving Break

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES SR&R Reminder - Forms Still Needed! Due October 29

SR&R policies and procedures have been reviewed with students.  At this time, we are still missing several signed SR&R Parent Signature sheets from several students, and need a signed form for each student.

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

Signatures are due by October 29, 2021

School Picture Day Is Coming! Tuesday, October 26, 2021

School Picture Day is coming Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. Save time and Pre-order online here: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000880726.  For questions about orders and ordering, please email underclass@vosphoto.com.

Digital Citizenship Week October 18-22

We’re taking part in #FCPSDigCit Week! We’ll have daily activities to help students think about  how technology affects their lives. Plus how they can use tech to have a positive impact in the lives of others.

Learning never stops, and neither do our digital lives. This #FCPSDigCit Week we are teaching daily activities from Common Sense Education and helping our students: 

  • Reflect on how they find media balance.
  • Make responsible decisions.
  • Treat themselves and others with kindness.

In the Kings Glen Parents Schoology Course, you will find daily conversation starters to help your kids talk about their digital lives.  Check them out!  (Use your SIS parent account credentials to login). Please email KGNotes@fcps.edu if you need help setting up or accessing your account.

LBSS Socktober October 25-29

The Lake Braddock pyramid is participating in Socktober and will be collecting new socks October 25-29 that will be donated to local homeless shelters. Please consider donating new men’s, women’s, and/or youth socks!  We will be having a Kings Glen Crazy Sock Day on Wednesday, October 27.

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

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!

Oct 18 - Oct 22 ~ Forgiveness Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Gorgeous Gourds

The PTA is hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Contest!  See our website for additional details, some of which are coming soon.  There will be different categories and prizes.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Winter Clothing Donation Drive

The PTA will be collecting winter clothing items needed for our school families on Friday 10/22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kings Park, concurrent with the Fall Family Photo Shoot.

Items needed include:

  • NEW or GENTLY USED winter coats--Boys Small (size 5-6), Medium (size 8-10), Large (size 10-12) and Girls Medium (size 8-10)
  • NEW winter hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves
  • NEW socks (adult sizes preferred, kids ok too) for Socktober
Fall Photo Event

Looking for some Fall family photos?  The PTA is once again teaming with local photographer Susan Johnson to offer a Fall Family photo opportunity on Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24 at Kings ParkSign up for your slot here!

The 2021-2022 Directory is here!

The 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access!

PTA Spirit Night

Drop your kids off at InCourage on Friday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a Glow Dodgeball PTA Spirit Night. The cost is $25 per child with 100% of the proceeds coming to the PTA!  See our website for how to register.  

October 18-22:  Digital Citizenship Week (see above)

October 22:  PTA Spirit Night - InCourage Glow Dodgeball (6:30 p.m.)

October 22 & 24:  PTA Fall Photo Event Opportunity (Kings Park ES)

October 22:  PTA Winter Clothing Drive (6-8 p.m. at Kings Park ES during PTA Fall Photo event)

October 25-29:  Socktober New Socks Collection (see above)

October 26:  Fall Picture Day

October 27:  Crazy Sock Day at Kings Glen

October 28:  LBSS Movie Night "Halloweentown", (6:30 p.m. at LBSS)

October 29:  SR&R Signatures Due

October 29:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 1-2:  Teacher Workdays (No School for Students)

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid Sent Home Today!

Beginning on October 13, 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 additional $3 million in grants 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 homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

School Picture Day Is Coming! Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Pictures will be available approximately three weeks following our school's photo day. Save time and pre-order online here: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000880726

SR&R Reminder

Over the next several weeks, administrators will be meeting with students and classes to review SR&R policies and procedures.

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

Signatures are due by October 29, 2021

LBSS Movie Night:  Halloweentown Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 PM • $5 per Family

Bring your chairs and blankets for Lake Braddock SS Movie Night featuring Halloweentown!

New Process for Returning to the Classroom After Illness

With the cold and flu season upon us, your child may be sent home if they have COVID-like symptoms. We want them back in the classroom as soon as they are well, so we’ve created new options to help families complete the return to school process. Learn more online.

FCPS Medical Care Resources for Families

Whether your family needs medical care for a COVID-related issue, seasonal cold or allergies, injuries, routine exams, or mental health and wellness, our community has a number of resources for you. Visit the Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources webpage for a full list of organizations that can provide support and care. 

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program 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 acknowledge our Kings Glen staff members. 

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!

Oct 11 - Oct 15 ~ Integrity Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Meeting Wednesday, October 13 at 7 PM

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 13 at 7 p.m. at Kings Park or via Zoom.  In addition to our normal PTA business, this meeting will also contain a presentation by Rebecca Lyons with Virginia529. Do you want to start a 529 for your kids, but don't know where to start? Do you have a 529, but have no idea how it works? This is the meeting for you!

If you choose to attend the meeting virtually, the call-in information is as follows:   Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

PTA Fall Photo Event

Looking for some Fall family photos?  The PTA is once again teaming with local photographer Susan Johnson to offer a Fall Family photo opportunity on Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24 at Kings ParkSign up for your slot here!

The 2021-2022 Directory is here!

The 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access!

PTA Spirit Night • InCourage Glow Dodgeball Friday, October 22 at 6:30 PM

Drop your kids off at InCourage on Friday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a Glow Dodgeball PTA Spirit Night.  The cost is $25 per child with 100% of the proceeds coming to the PTA!  See our website for how to register.

Boosterthon Fun Run

With your support and generosity, the PTA was able to achieve historical fundraising numbers with this year's Boosterthon fundraising event. We raised over $54,000 for our schools and community this year!

Beyond the financial numbers, we had an all-time high registration level of 76% and a 63% participation rate, another all-time high.  Thank you to all of the parents, relatives, neighbors and other sponsors who took the time to register, share and donate to support the students, teachers, schools and community.

We are so thankful to Trish Alegre-Smith for giving her time and talent to capture photos of fundraising event, which you can view on our website (password: GatorFunRun)

October 13:  Impact Aid Forms Sent Home (see above)

October 13:  PTA Meeting (7:00 p.m. at Kings Park ES)

October 22:  PTA Spirit Night - InCourage Glow Dodgeball (6:30 p.m.)

October 22 & 24:  PTA Fall Photo Event Opportunity (see PTA above)

October 26:  Fall Picture Day

October 28:  LBSS Movie Night "Halloweentown", (6:30 p.m. at LBSS)

October 29:  SR&R Signatures Due

October 29:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 1-2:  Teacher Workdays (No School for Students)

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Guidance for Student Sent Home with COVID-Like Illness

With cold and flu season upon us, your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms. We all want them back in the classroom as soon as they are well. Starting Monday, October 4, the Return to School form is no longer needed; instead, we will follow the following guidelines.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

 

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school.

FCPS is Seeking Individuals to Serve as Student Monitors!

Enjoy working with students?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as student monitors. Student monitors provide supervision support in the classroom, lunchroom, and outside.

If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and centralized application here. If you choose to submit the application and would like to be a monitor at Kings Glen, please also email KGNotes@fcps.edu to let us know you have applied. Feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

LBSS Movie Night:  Halloweentown Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 PM • $5 per Family

Bring your chairs and blankets for Lake Braddock SS Movie Night featuring Halloweentown!

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program 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 acknowledge our Kings Glen staff members. 

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!

Oct 4 - Oct 8 ~ "Being Present & Giving Others My Attention"

Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 13 at 7 p.m. at Kings Park or via Zoom. In addition to our normal PTA business, this meeting will also contain a presentation by Rebecca Lyons with Virginia529. Do you want to start a 529 for your kids, but don't know where to start? Do you have a 529, but have no idea how it works? This is the meeting for you!

If you choose to attend the meeting virtually, here is the call-in information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser, Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020.

Fall Photo Event

Looking for some Fall family photos?  The PTA is offering a Fall Family photo opportunity with local photographer Susan Johnson on Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24! Details and signup sheet to come.

Boosterthon Fun Run

With your support and generosity, the PTA was able to achieve historical fundraising numbers with this year's Boosterthon fundraising event:  we raised over $54,000 for our schools and community this year!  

Beyond the financial numbers, we had an all-time high registration level of 76% and a 63% participation rate, another all-time high.  Thank you to all of the parents, relatives, neighbors and other sponsors who took the time to register, share and donate to support the students, teachers, schools and community.

We are so thankful to Trish Alegre-Smith for giving her time and talent to capture photos of fundraising event, which you can view on our website

October 6:  International Walk to School Day

October 11:  Indigenous Peoples Day (No School for Students)

October 13:  PTA Meeting (7:00 p.m. at Kings Park ES)

October 22 & 24:  PTA Fall Photo Event Opportunity (see PTA above)

October 28:  LBSS Movie Night "Halloweentown", (6:30 p.m. at LBSS)

October 29:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 1-2:  Teacher Workdays (No School for Students)

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: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Advanced Academics Information

Are you curious about Advanced Academic Programs in FCPS Elementary Schools? Mrs. Rode (AART at Kings Glen) has created an overview video for all families about the continuum of services.

Follow-up question-and-answer sessions for families will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Thursday, September 30th from 10:30-11:15am. If you have questions after watching the video recording, please email Mrs. Rode (LMRode@fcps.edu) to ask to receive a Zoom link.

Advanced Academics Newsletter

FCPS provides a continuum of Advanced Academic services to elementary students. All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve and all teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons. Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per quarter. Information about the levels of service, informational meetings, and referral deadlines can be found in this linked document.

September Spanish  Vietnamese  Chinese  Arabic  Korean

Changes to Lunch and Recess at Kings Glen Recess

To better ensure a safe and fun recess, Kings Glen is implementing a new recess structure to “zone” the different areas as we collectively remember, learn, and teach recess expectations.  Grade level classrooms will rotate recess zones (field, blacktop, and playground equipment), with up to two classes per zone.  Locations and class partnerships will be rotated frequently.

Lunch

We are excited to announce the addition of three outdoor eating spaces and are anticipating adding a fourth space next week. With the increase in seating options comes the increase in responsibility for all students. Students are currently reminded to gather all necessary lunch items as they exit the lunch line; additional items will no longer be provided to students (utensils being the exception).

Area Chorus at Lake Braddock SS

The Lake Braddock choral department is sending out an invitation to all of our Kings Glen 5th and 6th grade students to join Area Chorus. This is a completely optional event for students who enjoy singing. Please view the flyer in your child’s Tuesday Folder for more information.

For more information, please contact Kathie d’Alelio or Kellie Dragity, Music teachers at Kings Glen ES.

FCPS Parent Orchestra

Would you like to learn to play a String Instrument along with your student? The FCPS Parent Orchestra is now open for registration. Sign up now as this fills up quickly!  (More Information)

International Walk to School Day Wednesday, October 6

Kings Park and Kings Glen Elementary will be participating in the International Walk to School Day event on Wednesday, October 6, 2021! Join children and adults around the world to enjoy the benefits of walking and bicycling. We will have designated “meet up” stations at various points in the Kings Park and Kings Glen walking boundary for any families who would like to walk as a group. (More Information)

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program 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 acknowledge our Kings Glen staff members. 

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 27 - Oct 1 ~ Open-Mindedness Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News Boosterthon Fun Run

As we wrap up another successful Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser, the PTA would like to thank all of our community's families, students, and teachers for supporting this fundraiser.  The funds raised through this program go directly to our schools and provide valuable resources to all the students in our community. Thank you for your continued support!

Spirit Wear Sale

You're running out of time to buy spirit wear for the 2021-2022 school year! The last day to order spirit wear will be Thursday, September 30th. We have been very excited to debut new designs and new items with this sale. Take a look at our website to view this year's products and ordering information!

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week

A reminder to join us ANYTIME during next week, September 27-October 1, for a Kings Park/Kings Glen spirit week at the Burke Centre Chick-Fil-A!  Simply mention Kings Park/Kings Glen at checkout for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and a portion of the proceeds will come right back to the PTA!

Save the date for our next PTA meeting! Wednesday, October 13

The next KP/KG PTA meeting is on Wednesday, October 13th at Kings Park ES at 7:00 p.m. with a virtual option.  

September 27-October 1:  PTA Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser (See Above)

September 30:  Advanced Academics Virtual Q&A Session (See Above)

October 6:  International Walk to School Day

October 11:  Indigenous Peoples Day (No School for Students)

October 13:  PTA Meeting (7:00 p.m. at Kings Park ES)

October 29:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 1-2:  Teacher Workdays (No School for Students)

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Area Chorus at Lake Braddock SS

The Lake Braddock choral department is sending out an invitation to all of our Kings Glen 5th and 6th grade students to join Area Chorus. This is a completely optional event for students who enjoy singing. Please view the flyer in your child’s Tuesday Folder for more information.

For more information, please contact Kathie d’Alelio or Kellie Dragity, Music teachers at Kings Glen ES.

FCPS Parent Orchestra

Would you like to learn to play a String Instrument along with your student? The FCPS Parent Orchestra is now open for registration. Sign up now as this fills up quickly!  (More Information)

International Walk to School Day Wednesday, October 6

Kings Park and Kings Glen Elementary will be participating in the International Walk to School Day event on Wednesday, October 6, 2021! Join children and adults around the world to enjoy the benefits of walking and bicycling. We will have designated “meet up” stations at various points in the Kings Park and Kings Glen walking boundary for any families who would like to walk as a group. (More Information)

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program 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 acknowledge our Kings Glen staff members. 

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 20 - Sept 24 ~ Teamwork Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News 2021 Spirit Wear Sale

The 2021 Spirit Wear sale is happening now!  Visit the PTA's website for a link to the PTA's 2021 spirit wear store, as well as information on the offerings and delivery options. The sale will be happening throughout September. Send an email to kpkgptaspirit@gmail.com with any questions.

The Boosterthon Fun Run is here!

The PTA's annual Boosterthon Fun Run is off to a great start!  Register your child on www.myBooster.com today and share with your family and friends to help spread the word!  Thank you to everyone who has registered, shared, and/or donated so far.

Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. The Fun Run is this Friday, September 24 during school hours.  A couple of safety precautions that Boosterthon and the PTA are taking for this year's Fun Run:

  • Each student will automatically be marked at 34 laps. 
  • Students will need to bring their own water bottles as the normal water stations will not be set up. 
  • To keep the crowds low, parents will not be able to attend the Fun Run in person this year. 

Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, VP of Fundraising with any questions.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week

Join us ANYTIME during the week of September 27- October 1 for a Kings Park / Kings Glen spirit week at the Burke Centre Chick-Fil-A!  Simply mention 'Kings Park/Kings Glen' at checkout for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and a portion of the proceeds will come right back to the PTA!

September 24:  Boosterthon Fun Run Friday

September 27-October 1:  PTA Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser (See Above)

October 6:  International Walk to School Day

October 11:  Indigenous Peoples Day (No School for Students)

October 29:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 1-2:  Teacher Workdays (No School for Students)

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Calendar Reminder - Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. To mark this day, Thursday, September 16 is noted as a religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar. We will also not schedule events on the evening of September 15.

The FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar ensures students do not have to make choices between honoring their cultural or religious beliefs and missing tests or school activities. Tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events cannot be scheduled on any religious and cultural observances. Tests and quizzes will be given prior to any of the 15 days so that students will not be expected to study on these days.

Area Chorus at Lake Braddock SS

The Lake Braddock choral department is sending out an invitation to all of our Kings Glen 5th and 6th grade students to join Area Chorus. This is a completely optional event for students who enjoy singing. Please see the flyer in your child’s Tuesday Folder for more information.

For more information, please contact Kathie d’Alelio or Kellie Dragity, Music teachers at Kings Glen ES.

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program 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 acknowledge our Kings Glen staff members. 

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 13 - Sept 17 ~ Curiosity Character Strength

 

 KP/KG PTA News PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair Friday, September 17 at 6 p.m.

Please join us for the PTA's annual Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair on Friday, September 17 at 6:00 p.mat Kings Glen!  Enjoy an individually-wrapped treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  The PTA will also be accepting donations for Echo and Food for Others at this event. 

Please note that while outside, anyone not fully vaccinated is recommended, but not required, to wear a mask.  In addition, when outside, face masks are recommended in crowded settings.

2021 Spirit Wear Sale

The 2021 Spirit Wear sale is happening now!  Visit the PTA's website for a link to the PTA's 2021 spirit wear store, as well as information on the offerings and delivery options. The sale will be happening throughout September. Send an email to kpkgptaspirit@gmail.com with any questions.

The Boosterthon Fun Run is here!  

The PTA's annual Boosterthon Fun Run on officially kicks off this week on Wednesday, September 15! Register your child today and share with your family and friends to help spread the word!  The PTA has a 65% student registration goal -- once each school has 65% students registered, they will receive very special Ultimate Reward.

Over the next two weeks, students will view and learn character lessons from the crew of this year's theme, Sport City Worldwide, during their daily news shows. You will also hear about nightly challenges and a special weekend challenge.

Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. Everything leads up to the Fun Run on Friday, September 24 during school hours. Details for the day are still being finalized to meet the ever-changing safety precautions.  A couple of safety precautions that Boosterthon and the PTA are taking for this year's Fun Run:

  • Each student will automatically be marked at 34 laps. 
  • Students will need to bring their own water bottles as the normal water stations will not be set up. 
  • To keep the crowds low, parents will not be able to attend the Fun Run in person this year. 

Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, VP of Fundraising with any questions.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week

Join us ANYTIME during the week of September 27- October 1 for a Kings Park / Kings Glen spirit week at the Burke Centre Chick-Fil-A!  Simply mention 'Kings Park/Kings Glen' at checkout for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and a portion of the proceeds will come right back to the PTA!

September 15:  Boosterthon Kickoff Pep Rally

September 16:  Yom Kippur

September 17:  PTA Ice Cream Social & Community Resource Fair, Kings Glen at 6:00 p.m.

September 24:  Boosterthon Fun Run Friday

September 27-October 1:  PTA Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser (See Above)

October 11:  Indigenous Peoples Day (No School for Students)

October 29:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.)

November 1-2:  Teacher Workdays (No School for Students)

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Band and Strings Sign-Up

Kings Glen students have attended Band and Strings demonstrations this week. All students were sent home enrollment forms in this week’s Tuesday folder. You can digitally sign up with the QR code on that form or sign up using the enrollment forms linked below. You only need to sign up one time.

Band and Strings enrollment forms need to be completed no later than this Friday, September 10th. Formal instruction will begin the week of September 20th for both Band and Strings and it is important that all forms are turned in this week for interested students.

4th Grade: Strings only (strings enrollment form here)

5th and 6th Grade: Band (band enrollment form here) OR Strings (strings enrollment form here)

Students not enrolling in Band or Strings will have small group instrumental instruction (recorder).

We hope to see many of you in our programs this year.

FCPS is Seeking Individuals to Serve as Student Monitors!

Enjoy working with students?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as student monitors. Student monitors provide supervision support in the classroom, lunchroom, and outside.

If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and centralized application here. If you choose to submit the application and would like to be a monitor at Kings Glen, please also email KGNotes@fcps.edu to let us know you have applied. Feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Free/Reduced-Meal Applications - Please Read!

While every student in FCPS is receiving free meals this year, the application for Free/Reduced Meals will still need to be completed if you require reduced/waived fees for course fees, instrument rentals, parking passes, etc.  Parents/guardians must also complete the Consent to Share form.  These forms can be found here.

Returning Strong: How Pausing, Quarantining, and Isolating Keeps Our Schools Safe

Since the beginning of August, the majority of COVID-19 cases have been acquired through community spread, outside of school buildings. 

FCPS’ layered prevention strategies are working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Pausing, quarantining, and isolating are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. Understanding the difference between the three scenarios can help families be prepared.

Pause:

A pause to in-person instruction is a short-term safety measure used by FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) to allow time to investigate and determine the safest way to address a positive case within our school community. The pause will be initiated by the FCHD for anyone who interacted with an individual who reported a positive COVID-19 case.

  • A pause typically lasts between 24-48 hours while FCHD verifies vaccination status and completes contact tracing.
  • Vaccination status may reduce the time spent in a pause, but must be verified every time an individual is put on a pause. 
  • The FCHD does not accept a negative COVID-19 test to release an individual from the pause. 
  • You will be contacted by the FCHD with a date they can return to school or work.
  •  This flowchart best explains what happens when there is a pause.
Close Contact:

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for equal to or greater than 15 minutes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Exception indicates that students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least three feet apart and are consistently wearing masks in the classroom setting. Adults are not included in this exception.

Quarantine:

When a student is identified as a close contact, there are two things that may occur as a result:

  • Not fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. FCPS will notify a student of their return date.
  • Fully vaccinated students must remain home until their vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.
Isolation:

Isolation is the response when someone tests positive for COVID-19. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 may not return until:

  • It has been at least 10 days since the student first had symptoms, AND
  • The student must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better.

FCPS is committed to providing students with opportunities to remain engaged in learning when they are in a pause, quarantine, or isolation period. This chart outlines the ways students receive instruction and materials.

FCPS’ goal is to keep students learning in-person all year. We are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and working with FCHD to address positive cases and potential exposures. Every FCPS student and family can do their part by wearing masks, getting vaccinated when they are eligible, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick. 

Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center serves to support the success of all students. It provides access to information and resources including free webinars, free consultations, a free lending library, and more!  Click on the below links to see the Fall 2021 schedule of free webinars/programs and about other help that you can find at the Parent Resource Center.

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.

Volunteer with the PTA

Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year.

First PTA Meeting of the School Year

Our first PTA meeting of the school year will be on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON, at Kings Glen. We will also have a virtual option via Zoom. This year we have several new faces and new positions on our school leadership team. Come join us for a Meet and Greet and Q&A Session to welcome and get to know our principals. Submit your questions in advance here

Here is the Call-In/Zoom information (for attending virtually):

Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair

Please join us for the PTA's annual Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair on Friday, September 17 at 6:00 p.mat Kings Glen!  Enjoy an individually-wrapped treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  Please note masks are required for this event.

Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser 2021

We are excited to kick off the PTA's annual Boosterthon Fun Run on Wednesday, September 15 with an amazing pep rally! In the days that follow, students will view and learn character lessons from the crew of this year's theme, Sport City Worldwide, during their daily news shows.  We will have nightly challenges and a special weekend challenge Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. In addition to the monetary goal, we have a 65% student registration goal.  Each school will have an Ultimate Reward if 65% of the student population registers on www.myBooster.com (register today!).  More information on each school's Ultimate Reward is coming soon. Everything leads up to the Fun Run on Friday, September 24 during school hours. Details for the day are still being finalized to meet the ever-changing safety precautions.  A couple of safety precautions that Boosterthon and the PTA are taking for this year's Fun Run:

  • Each student will automatically be marked at 34 laps to avoid marking off laps on the custom shirts. 
  • Students will need to bring their own water bottles as the normal water stations will not be set up. 
  • To keep the crowds low, parents will not be able to attend the Fun Run in person this year. 

Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, VP of Fundraising at kpkgptavpfundraising@gmail.com with any questions.

September 14:  PTA Meeting, Kings Glen ES at 7:00 p.m.

September 15:  Boosterthon Kickoff Pep Rally

September 16:  Yom Kippur

September 17:  PTA Ice Cream Social & Community Resource Fair, Kings Glen at 6:00 p.m.

September 24:  Boosterthon Fun Run Friday

October 11:  School Planning Day (No School for Students)

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Band and Strings Sign-Up

Kings Glen students have attended Band and Strings demonstrations this week. All students were sent home enrollment forms in this week’s Tuesday folder. You can digitally sign up with the QR code on that form or sign up using the enrollment forms linked below. You only need to sign up one time.

4th Grade: Strings only (strings enrollment form here)

5th and 6th Grade: Band (band enrollment form here) OR Strings (strings enrollment form here)

Students not enrolling in Band or Strings will have small group instrumental instruction (recorder).

We hope to see many of you in our programs this year.

Arrival and Dismissal at Kings Glen

Kings Glen doors open for student arrival at 8:30 a.m. Dismissal will begin at 3:20 p.m. We will dismiss as a school in the following waves:

  • 3:20 p.m. Kiss and Ride
  • 3:23 p.m. Walkers/SACC
  • 3:25 p.m. Buses dismissed one at a time (in the order they arrive)
Consent for Digital Resources

Our Kings Glen teachers and staff will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://kingsglenes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources . Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their child can access digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

Attendance

We are off to a great 2021-22 school year and are so happy to have students back in the building!

Families are asked to limit the amount of time your child will be out of school for travel to the scheduled FCPS student holidays.  Please review the 2021-22 school calendar (https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/standard-school-year-calendar).

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Student Rights and Responsibilities Book is a guide for families explaining the expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety.  We ask that you review this document and use it as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child.

Printing of the actual Booklet has been delayed so we ask that you review the book at the link below and return the signed Parent Signature sheet to your child's homeroom teacher by October 29, 2021.

Student Rights & Responsibilities 2021-2022

Signature Sheet:  2021-2022 Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet

Health and Safety Updates 

As we prepare to begin the 2021-22 school year, FCPS is aware of your questions and concerns about the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community are the school system’s highest priority and every day we are working closely with health officials to review our layered prevention strategies and ensure our schools and buildings are safe places to learn and work. We are also using universal masking as a key mitigation strategy.

We encourage all families to review the FCPS Health & Safety Document which includes information regarding:

  • Universal Mask Wearing
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting
  • Hand Hygiene & Respiratory Etiquette
  • Ventilation
Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

FCPS Mask Guidelines Approved Masks vs Not Recommended Masks

Full details regarding face masks are available in the Health and Safety Guidance Document.

Approved types of masks:

  • Disposable masks
  • Cloth mask coverings
  • Gaiters
  • Clear masks
  • Cloth masks with clear plastic panel

All face coverings/masks must meet the following requirements:

  • Face coverings/masks that fit properly (snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face)
  • Face covering/mask with two (2) or more layers of non-woven material

Face coverings/masks that are not recommended:

  • Face coverings/masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight)
  • Face coverings/masks or gaiters with one layer
  • Face coverings/masks with exhalation valves or vents
Birthday Treats

In response to COVID-19 related health and safety procedures, birthday treats/food will not be accepted.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.

Volunteer with the PTA

Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year.

First PTA Meeting of the School Year

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Kings Glen for the first PTA meeting of the 2021-2022 school year!

PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair

Please join us for the PTA's annual Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair on Friday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Kings Glen!  Enjoy an individually-wrapped treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  Please note masks are required for this event.

Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser 2021

We are excited to kick off our Kings Park Kings Glen PTA Fun Run on September 15. Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. 

We’ve again asked our friends at Booster to power our fundraiser and make it profitable, fun, and easy for everyone!  This year, the daily character development lessons will take Sports City around the world all leading up to the Fun Run on Friday, September 24.

If your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now, you can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at mybooster.com. Sharing IS supporting!

Key Fun Run dates: 

  • September 1 - REGISTRATION OPENS 
  • September 8 - DONATING BEGINS
  • September 15 - In-school KICK OFF
  • September 24 - FUN RUN FRIDAY
    • KP in AM; KG in PM.  Specific times forthcoming

Just as we worked to safely begin school this year, we are also safely hosting this essential fundraiser based on the school’s current guidelines. We’ll send more details as we get closer to our kick off and the Fun Run day.

We are grateful for our Kings Park and Kings Glen families! Thank you for your support this year.  Questions?  Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper.  Information is also available on our website.

September 1:  Boosterthon Registration Opens (see above)

September 3-6:  Labor Day Break (No School)

September 7:  Rosh Hashanah

September 8:  Boosterthon Donation Period Begins

September 14:  PTA Meeting, Kings Glen ES at 7:00 p.m.

September 15:  Boosterthon Kickoff

September 16:  Yom Kippur

September 17:  PTA Ice Cream Social & Community Resource Fair, Kings Glen at 6:00 p.m.

September 24:  Boosterthon Fun Run Friday

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Band and Strings Sign-Up

Kings Glen students have attended Band and Strings demonstrations this week. All students were sent home enrollment forms in this week’s Tuesday folder. You can digitally sign up with the QR code on that form or sign up using the enrollment forms linked below. You only need to sign up one time.

4th Grade: Strings only (strings enrollment form here)

5th and 6th Grade: Band (band enrollment form here) OR Strings (strings enrollment form here)

Students not enrolling in Band or Strings will have small group instrumental instruction (recorder).

We hope to see many of you in our programs this year.

Arrival and Dismissal at Kings Glen

Kings Glen doors open for student arrival at 8:30 a.m. Dismissal will begin at 3:20 p.m. We will dismiss as a school in the following waves:

  • 3:20 p.m. Kiss and Ride
  • 3:23 p.m. Walkers/SACC
  • 3:25 p.m. Buses dismissed one at a time (in the order they arrive)
Consent for Digital Resources

Our Kings Glen teachers and staff will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://kingsglenes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources . Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their child can access digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

Attendance

We are off to a great 2021-22 school year and are so happy to have students back in the building!

Families are asked to limit the amount of time your child will be out of school for travel to the scheduled FCPS student holidays.  Please review the 2021-22 school calendar (https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/standard-school-year-calendar).

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Student Rights and Responsibilities Book is a guide for families explaining the expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety.  We ask that you review this document and use it as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child.

Printing of the actual Booklet has been delayed so we ask that you review the book at the link below and return the signed Parent Signature sheet to your child's homeroom teacher by October 29, 2021.

Student Rights & Responsibilities 2021-2022

Signature Sheet:  2021-2022 Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet

Health and Safety Updates 

As we prepare to begin the 2021-22 school year, FCPS is aware of your questions and concerns about the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community are the school system’s highest priority and every day we are working closely with health officials to review our layered prevention strategies and ensure our schools and buildings are safe places to learn and work. We are also using universal masking as a key mitigation strategy.

We encourage all families to review the FCPS Health & Safety Document which includes information regarding:

  • Universal Mask Wearing
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting
  • Hand Hygiene & Respiratory Etiquette
  • Ventilation
Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

FCPS Mask Guidelines Approved Masks vs Not Recommended Masks

Full details regarding face masks are available in the Health and Safety Guidance Document.

Approved types of masks:

  • Disposable masks
  • Cloth mask coverings
  • Gaiters
  • Clear masks
  • Cloth masks with clear plastic panel

All face coverings/masks must meet the following requirements:

  • Face coverings/masks that fit properly (snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face)
  • Face covering/mask with two (2) or more layers of non-woven material

Face coverings/masks that are not recommended:

  • Face coverings/masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight)
  • Face coverings/masks or gaiters with one layer
  • Face coverings/masks with exhalation valves or vents
Birthday Treats

In response to COVID-19 related health and safety procedures, birthday treats/food will not be accepted.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.

Volunteer with the PTA

Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year.

First PTA Meeting of the School Year

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Kings Glen for the first PTA meeting of the 2021-2022 school year!

PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair

Please join us for the PTA's annual Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair on Friday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Kings Glen!  Enjoy an individually-wrapped treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  Please note masks are required for this event.

Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser 2021

We are excited to kick off our Kings Park Kings Glen PTA Fun Run on September 15. Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. 

We’ve again asked our friends at Booster to power our fundraiser and make it profitable, fun, and easy for everyone!  This year, the daily character development lessons will take Sports City around the world all leading up to the Fun Run on Friday, September 24.

If your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now, you can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at mybooster.com. Sharing IS supporting!

Key Fun Run dates: 

  • September 1 - REGISTRATION OPENS 
  • September 8 - DONATING BEGINS
  • September 15 - In-school KICK OFF
  • September 24 - FUN RUN FRIDAY
    • KP in AM; KG in PM.  Specific times forthcoming

Just as we worked to safely begin school this year, we are also safely hosting this essential fundraiser based on the school’s current guidelines. We’ll send more details as we get closer to our kick off and the Fun Run day.

We are grateful for our Kings Park and Kings Glen families! Thank you for your support this year.  Questions?  Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper.  Information is also available on our website.

September 1:  Boosterthon Registration Opens (see above)

September 3-6:  Labor Day Break (No School)

September 7:  Rosh Hashanah

September 8:  Boosterthon Donation Period Begins

September 14:  PTA Meeting, Kings Glen ES at 7:00 p.m.

September 15:  Boosterthon Kickoff

September 16:  Yom Kippur

September 17:  PTA Ice Cream Social & Community Resource Fair, Kings Glen at 6:00 p.m.

September 24:  Boosterthon Fun Run Friday

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES KGES Virtual Back to School Night Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Kings Glen Elementary School is excited to host a virtual (synchronous) Back to School Night for parents and guardians on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

You will receive an email with the Zoom access link from your child’s classroom teachers by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

If Zoom is not installed on your device, it can be downloaded at the link below or from your Device’s App store: https://zoom.us/download

Fairfax County Public Schools has put together resources to assist families with accessing  Zoom:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/Assets/Parent/How_Parents_join_Zoom_meetings.pdf

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/Assets/Student/Navigating_Zoom.pdf

If you have any questions, please email KGNotes@fcps.edu and provide your name, child’s name and teacher

Consent for Digital Resources

Our Kings Glen teachers and staff will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://kingsglenes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources . Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their child can access digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

Health and Safety Updates 

As we prepare to begin the 2021-22 school year, FCPS is aware of your questions and concerns about the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community are the school system’s highest priority and every day we are working closely with health officials to review our layered prevention strategies and ensure our schools and buildings are safe places to learn and work. We are also using universal masking as a key mitigation strategy.

We encourage all families to review the FCPS Health & Safety Document which includes information regarding:

  • Universal Mask Wearing
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting
  • Hand Hygiene & Respiratory Etiquette
  • Ventilation
Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on our Health and Safety Guidance webpage. Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

FCPS Mask Guidelines Approved Masks vs Not Recommended Masks

Full details regarding face masks are available in the Health and Safety Guidance Document.

Approved types of masks:

  • Disposable masks
  • Cloth mask coverings
  • Gaiters
  • Clear masks
  • Cloth masks with clear plastic panel

All face coverings/masks must meet the following requirements:

  • Face coverings/masks that fit properly (snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face)
  • Face covering/mask with two (2) or more layers of non-woven material

Face coverings/masks that are not recommended:

  • Face coverings/masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight)
  • Face coverings/masks or gaiters with one layer
  • Face coverings/masks with exhalation valves or vents
Breakfast and Lunch

This year, all students will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch. Find out more about school meals.

Transportation

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information. If you are having trouble accessing your ParentVue account, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview or submit a ticket in the Parent/Student IT Support Portal.

Please be patient with our arrival and dismissal process during the first few weeks of school. FCPS has a severe shortage of bus drivers and kiss and ride traffic may be heavier than usual, so please be patient as we support our students arriving and departing safely. 

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.

Volunteer with the PTA

Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year, including an opportunity this week to help the schools prepare the beginning-of-school year folders -- sign up here.

August 25:  Virtual Back to School Night, 6:30 p.m.

September 3-6:  Labor Day Break (No School)

September 7:  Rosh Hashanah

September 16:  Yom Kippur

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

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES First Day of School Monday, August 23rd

We are very excited to welcome our Gators back to school on Monday, August 23rd!

2021-2022 School Year Bell Schedule 8:40 AM - 3:25 PM

Each year the office of Transportation Services reviews the current year Bell Schedule and makes minor adjustments as necessary to improve on-time arrivals. The 2021-22 Bell Schedule for Kings Glen ES is 8:40 a.m.-3:25 p.m. 

Open House ~ Thursday, August 19

Kings Glen welcomes our students to an Open House on Thursday, August 19th. Please see schedule below for times.

  • 12:30 -1:15 p.m.  Students with Last Names M-Z
  • 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.   Students with Last Names A-L
Returning Strong

Kings Glen and FCPS are ready for a strong return to school on Monday, August 23. The FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

Kings Glen is excited to have our cafeteria resume full meal service this fall. When we return, FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff will be ready to serve healthy meals to our students and staff. This year, all students receive free breakfast and lunch. Find out more about school meals here.

Bus Transportation Schedules

Thank you to all of the Kings Glen families who completed the transportation survey. If you did not get to complete the survey and live in bus boundary, your child will still receive bus service. Bus stops and route information were shared with families via the ParentVue accounts on August 10. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.

Volunteer with the PTA

Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year, including an opportunity this week to help the schools prepare the beginning-of-school year folders -- sign up here!

Popsicles on the Playground / Cool Treat Meet and Greet ~ Sunday, August 22

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is excited to host Back to School meet up opportunities at both Kings Park and Kings Glen students and their families on August 22.  Students and their families from all grade levels at both schools are welcome to join us for a cool treat (and maybe some special guests).  See below for the schedule:

Kings Park Popsicles on the Playground (at Kings Park ES):

  • Kindergarten: 2:00 p.m.
  • 1st Grade: 2:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade: 3:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade: 4:00 p.m.

Kings Glen Cool Treat Meet & Greet (at Kings Glen ES):

  • All Grade Levels (4th, 5th, 6th): 4:30 p.m.

August 19:  Open House

  • Last Name A-L 1:15-2 p.m.
  • Last Name M-Z 12:30 -1:15 p.m.

August 22PTA Cool Treat Meet & Greet (4:30-6:00 p.m.)

August 23:  First Day of School

August 25:  Virtual Back to School Night

September 3-6:  Labor Day Break (No School)

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

Dear Kings Glen Families,

We are excited to welcome everyone back to the 2021-2022 school year!  We have been busy preparing for students to return to in-person learning. There is a great deal of positive energy as we welcome in the new year.

As we look forward to students returning on Monday, August 23rd, we want you to know that all staff at Kings Glen are focused on a strong start to the school year.  This start includes our commitment to support student and families in the areas of safety, academics, social emotional learning and on strengthening positive relationships with the entire school community. 

Welcome Walks and Student Class Placement Information

Kings Glen Staff is excited to be doing Gator Welcome Walks on Tuesday, August 17th between 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. this year. The Welcome Walk is an informal time for you and your child to meet your child's teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  Classroom teachers, accompanied by additional Kings Glen staff, will be coming to the home of each of their homeroom students for a brief door visit to welcome students and families to the new school year. Please note that staff members are not permitted inside homes during the Gator Welcome Walks.

If your family is not available for the Gator Welcome Walks, or you wish to opt out, please email kgnotes@fcps.edu and the staff members will not come to your home.  An email will be sent from the classroom teachers by Tuesday, August 17th at 12 noon to introduce themselves and inform families of the class placements.

Open House ~ Thursday, August 19

Kings Glen welcomes our students to an Open House on Thursday, August 19th. Please see schedule below for times.

  • 12:30 -1:15 p.m.  Students with Last Names M-Z
  • 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.   Students with Last Names A-L
Lunch Information

Kings Glen is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff and students throughout the entire school day, including lunchtime, when students will not be able to wear masks while eating.

We know that the situation at lunchtime is raising many questions, and at Kings Glen we are committed to making sure the structure of lunchtime works as safely and efficiently as possible. 

  • Students will be required to wear masks in the cafeteria when not actively eating and drinking, including when students go through the lunch serving line. Seating charts will also be used.
  • Cafeteria spaces will be regularly and thoroughly cleaned with a sanitizing solution.
  • Our lunchtime scheduling is being adjusted to ensure maximum spacing when students are eating.  All students will be facing the same direction while in the cafeteria and students will be in the cafeteria for 20 minutes.  Supervision is provided for students should an individual student require additional time to finish his/her meal.
  • Students will wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before and after eating.
  • FCPS Food Nutrition Services works closely with the Fairfax County Health Department to ensure proper food safety and sanitation.

As a reminder, all students will be offered both no cost breakfast and lunch for the entire school year.

Consent for Digital Resources

Our Kings Glen teachers and staff will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://kingsglenes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources . Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their child can access digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible. Your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.

Update on Mask Requirement

Last week, FCPS updated mask requirements for staff. As 99.5% of staff and students begin to return to buildings and the Delta variant continues to see an uptick, FCPS’ universal indoor masking requirement is now extended to everyone

Please note: Governor Northam just announced universal masking indoors for all K-12 schools. FCPS is aligned with the state mandate.

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Welcome Walk ~ Tuesday, August 17

Kings Glen Staff is excited to be doing Gator Welcome Walks on Tuesday, August 17th between 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. this year. The Welcome Walk is an informal time for you and your child to meet your child's teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  Classroom teachers, accompanied by additional Kings Glen staff, will be coming to the home of each of their homeroom students for a brief door visit to welcome students and families to the new school year. Please note that staff members are not permitted inside homes during the Gator Welcome Walks.

If your family is not available for the Gator Welcome Walks, or you wish to opt out, please email kgnotes@fcps.edu and the staff members will not come to your home.  An email will be sent from the classroom teachers by Wednesday afternoon, August 18th to introduce themselves and inform families of the class placements.

Open House ~ Thursday, August 19

Kings Glen welcomes our students to an Open House on Thursday, August 19th. Please see schedule below for times.

  • 12:30 -1:15 p.m.  Students with Last Names M-Z
  • 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.   Students with Last Names A-L
2021-2022 School Year Bell Schedule 8:40 AM - 3:25 PM

Each year the office of Transportation Services reviews the current year Bell Schedule and makes minor adjustments as necessary to improve on-time arrivals. The 2021-22 Bell Schedule for Kings Glen ES is 8:40 a.m.-3:25 p.m. 

Returning Strong

Kings Glen and FCPS are ready for a strong return to school on Monday, August 23. The FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

Kings Glen is excited to have our cafeteria resume full meal service this fall. When we return, FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff will be ready to serve healthy meals to our students and staff. This year, all students receive free breakfast and lunch. Find out more about school meals here.

Bus Transportation Schedules

Thank you to all of the Kings Glen families who completed the transportation survey. If you did not get to complete the survey and live in bus boundary, your child will still receive bus service. Bus stops and route information were shared with families via the ParentVue accounts on August 10. All staff and students riding a bus will be required to wear a mask. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.

Volunteer with the PTA

Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year, including an opportunity this week to help the schools prepare the beginning-of-school year folders -- sign up here!

Popsicles on the Playground / Cool Treat Meet and Greet ~ Sunday, August 22

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is excited to host Back to School meet up opportunities at both Kings Park and Kings Glen students and their families on August 22.  Students and their families from all grade levels at both schools are welcome to join us for a cool treat (and maybe some special guests).  See below for the schedule:

Kings Park Popsicles on the Playground (at Kings Park ES):

  • Kindergarten: 2:00 p.m.
  • 1st Grade: 2:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade: 3:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade: 4:00 p.m.

Kings Glen Cool Treat Meet & Greet (at Kings Glen ES):

  • All Grade Levels (4th, 5th, 6th): 4:30 p.m.

August 17:  Welcome Walk (4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

August 19:  Open House

  • Last Name A-L 1:15-2 p.m.
  • Last Name M-Z 12:30 -1:15 p.m.

August 22PTA Cool Treat Meet & Greet (4:30-6:00 p.m.)

August 23:  First Day of School

August 25:  Virtual Back to School Night

September 3-6:  Labor Day Break (No School)

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

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