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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Happy Summer Break!

As we close out the 2023-24 school year and begin planning for next year, we want to express our gratitude for the wonderful students, families and staff that we have the privilege to work with each day.  We wish you all a wonderful, restful and well-earned summer break!

Kings Glen Summer Office Hours

9 AM - 1 PM Monday through Friday

Kings Glen AP News

Kings Glen is excited to announce that Andrew Aversa has been selected to join KGES as the new Assistant Principal beginning July 9, 2024. Mr. Aversa was selected after several interview panels were convened and also with input from school staff, the community and Region 4 Leadership.

Mr. Aversa brings a wealth of teaching and leadership experience, having served as an Assistant Principal in Stafford County Public Schools, and most recently as the Dean of Students at Sandburg Middle School in Fairfax County Public Schools. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mr. Aversa taught upper grades in both New York and Virginia.  

Mr. Aversa earned his Bachelors in Education from St. Joseph’s College and his Masters in Education as a Reading Specialist from Long Island University in New York. He earned his certification for Education Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. His experience in education has focused on building strong school cultures and relationships with the community.

Mr. Aversa seeks to build a genuine climate and culture of respect, fairness, and consistency.  He believes that kids and young adults everywhere have a desire to learn and be recognized, and encourages the adults in students’ lives to help students find success and overcome challenges.

We are excited to welcome Andrew Aversa to our Gator Nation!

Save These Kings Glen Dates

Open House • Thursday, August 15, 2-3 p.m.

Back-To-School-Night • Thursday, August 22, 6-8 p.m.

Help Us Reach Our Trex Recycling Goal of 1000 Pounds This Summer!

We continue to pursue our goal of collecting 1000 pounds of plastic and earn a Trex park bench over the summer!  Send in plastic bags, films and wraps to Kings Glen to be weighed (no food residue, please). You can bring your plastic to Kings Glen between 9-1 p.m. during the summer.

Guide to recyclable plastics

School & Community Recycling Programs | NexTrex

 

 KP/KG PTA News Order Your School Supply Kits from the PTA! Deadline July 15th

The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for the upcoming school year - the deadline to order is July 15th.  This year we have partnered with Campus Survival Kits - go to https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/kpkg to order for next year's grade.  The kits will be delivered straight to the schools before the first day of school!  Please contact [email protected] with questions.

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Last Day of School Is June 12 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 1:20 PM Many Thanks to Our Field Day Volunteers!

We are so grateful for our parent volunteers who showed up to help with our Field Day activities on June 4th.  The students had a wonderful time!  We couldn't have done it without the many volunteers who came to assist.  We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful Gator community!

Assistant Principal News

Recently, Mrs. Cindy Agner, Assistant Principal accepted an Assistant Principal position at Cardinal Forest Elementary School.  We wish her the best as she continues her professional journey - she will be missed!  We have begun the process of hiring a new Assistant Principal for Kings Glen with the goal of welcoming our new Gator in early July. If you are interested in providing input, please complete the following form by Monday, June 10, 2024.

  Scholastic Book Fair   June 3-June 7

The Scholastic Book Fair is in the KGES Library from June 3-June 7! Family before-school shopping will be held every day from 8-8:40 a.m. Please contact Carolyn Dean with any questions.

Scholastic Online Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be available from Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 16.  25% of every online purchase in this time frame benefits our school, and titles that are not available in the in-person book fair can sometimes be purchased through the online fair.  The link for anyone who would like to participate is here.

EOY Library Book Return

Book circulation ended on Wednesday, May 29th.  To view book checkouts, students can go to Destiny Discover and click login in the top right-hand corner.  Students should sign in with google (NOT a Follett account); when they sign in, the screen will say hi and their name in the top right.  Then, click the “My Stuff” drop down in the top of the screen, and click checkouts.  Please contact Carolyn Dean with any questions.

Student Overdue Book Notices

Please remind your child to return all library books by Friday, June 7 at the latest.  Please contact Carolyn Dean with questions. 

Order Your 2023-24 Yearbook!!

You can still order a yearbook for your child while supplies last. Payment is by cash or check payable to 'Kings Glen ES' (include this order form if paying by cash or check)

Upcoming Strings & Band Concerts

5th/6th Grade Strings Concert – Wednesday, June 5

  • 2:00 p.m. In-School Assembly
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Concert (call time 6 p.m.)

5th/6th Grade Band Concert – Thursday, June 6

  • 10:00 a.m. In-School Assembly
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Concert (call time 6 p.m.)
Adopt a KG Garden Bed this Summer!

We have raised garden beds that can be adopted at Kings Glen Elementary this summer! If you are interested in adopting a garden bed, please complete this form. If you have questions, please reach out to Lisa Rode. We will notify you by email if you have been chosen to adopt a bed and will let you know which plot is yours to use this summer. Please submit this form by June 14, 2024.

Kings Glen Is On Instagram! Follow us @KingsGlenES!! SOL Spring Score Preview

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE now.  Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section.  You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July.  Don't have a ParentVUE account?  Create one today.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Chris Kamerow at 703-239-4000 or at [email protected]

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information.

Medications in Health Room

The School Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. Medication cannot be sent home with your student unless your student is authorized to self-carry their medication. If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services . If you have any questions, please contact the Health Room or email [email protected]

 

 KP/KG PTA News

It’s hard to believe, but the school year is coming to an end.  Check out all you’ve helped us accomplish - thank you for your ongoing support, engagement, and cooperation throughout the year.  The incoming PTA board will be meeting over the summer to plan the next school year.  Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any suggestions or want to be involved!

PTA's 2023-24 Year in Review

  Planning for Boosterthon 2024 is Underway!

Want to help with KP/KG PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year?  It’ll be coming up quick; the Booster program starts on September 11th and finishes on September 20, 2024 with the Fun Run.  Mark your calendars and reach out to Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper at [email protected] if you want to be involved!

Staff Tastes & Tidbits

Are you looking to say thank you to a teacher or staff member for a wonderful school year?  All Kings Park and Kings Glen staff have been given the option to fill out a “Staff Tastes & Tidbits” form with information such as favorite stores and restaurants, classroom needs/wants, favorite authors and more.  Staff responses can be viewed here.

Order Your School Supply Kits from the PTA

The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for the upcoming school year - the deadline to order is July 15th.  This year we have partnered with Campus Survival Kits - go to https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/kpkg to order for next year's grade.  The kits will be delivered straight to the schools before the first day of school!  Please contact [email protected] with questions.

June 3-7:  Scholastic Spring Book Fair (See Above)

June 3-16:  Scholastic Online Book Fair (See Above)

June 5:  5th/6th Grade Strings Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 6:  5th/6th Grade Band Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 11:  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:15 a.m.)

June 12:  Last Day of School (2-Hour Early Release at 1:25 p.m.)

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES   Scholastic Book Fair   June 3-June 7

The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the KGES Library from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th! There will be family shopping after-school on Monday, June 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. and family before-school shopping every day from Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7 from 8-8:40 a.m.  Class shopping times will be sent home the week of May 27. Please contact Carolyn Dean with any questions.

Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

Book fair volunteers are needed to help with fair set up, 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 to this very fun event! 

You Can Still Order Your Child's 2023-24 Yearbook!!

You can still order a yearbook for your child while supplies last. Payment is by cash or check payable ONLY to 'Kings Glen ES' (include this order form if paying by cash or check)

EOY Library Book Return

Book circulation ends on Wednesday, May 29th.  To view book checkouts, students can go to Destiny Discover and click login in the top right-hand corner.  Students should sign in with google (NOT a Follett account); when they sign in, the screen will say hi and their name in the top right.  Then, click the “My Stuff” drop down in the top of the screen, and click checkouts.  Please contact Carolyn Dean with any questions.

Student Overdue Book Notices

Overdue book notices will be distributed the week of June 3rd.  Please remind your child to return all library books by Friday, June 7th at the latest.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Dean

Upcoming Strings & Band Concerts

4th Grade Strings Concert – Wednesday, May 29

  • 1:45 p.m. In-School Assembly
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Concert (call time 6 p.m.)
  • In-School Rehearsals Tuesday, May 28

5th/6th Grade Strings Concert – Wednesday, June 5

  • 2:00 p.m. In-School Assembly
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Concert (call time 6 p.m.)
  • In-School Rehearsals Friday, May 31 & Monday June 3

5th/6th Grade Band Concert – Thursday, June 6

  • 10:00 a.m. In-School Assembly
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Concert (call time 6 p.m.)
Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Chris Kamerow at 703-239-4000 or at [email protected]

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information.

Save the Date - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Tuesday, June 11

Parents/Guardians, please join us in celebrating your 6th grade student's accomplishments at Kings Glen!  The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11.  More information will be going home with your student next week.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Medications in Health Room

The School Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. Medication cannot be sent home with your student unless your student is authorized to self-carry their medication. If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services . If you have any questions, please contact the Health Room or email [email protected]

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.
  • Learn more about attendance resources.
Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

Second Story Springfield Family Resource Center Focus Groups: Second Story will be hosting focus groups on multiple dates this upcoming month at the Springfield Family Resource Center. They invite you to participate in the groups and community conversations to share concerns or opinions on community conditions impacting safety and well-being. See flyer for more information and registration! 

Office of Supervisor Storck Spanish Community Newsletter: Please see the attached QR codes and share with partners and community in the Mount Vernon district area so residents can stay connected and involved with happenings and news in the Mt. Vernon district.Residents can use this link to sign up for the newsletter in English or Spanish.  

Extended Hour Immunization Clinics: Please see our attached flyer on Back-to-School Immunization Clinics at all 5 county clinics throughout the month of August. These immunizations are free for fairfax county public school students who need them. They are appointment only.

Health Department to Offer Free Speech Screenings During National Speech-Language-Hearing Month Throughout the month, the Health Department's Speech and Hearing program will offer free speech screenings (testing) for children ages 3-7 years at several county libraries. No appointments are necessary, screening is first-come, first-served at the following locations and times. Get Dates and Locations here

 

 KP/KG PTA News Announcing the 2024-25 KP/KG PTA Board

The 2024-25 KP/KG PTA Board was elected last week.  The officers are:

  • Secretary: Tracy Haynes (returning)
  • Treasurer: Eric DeTurk (returning)
  • VP, Fundraising: Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper (returning after a one year hiatus!)
  • VP, Events: Jennifer Argenta (returning)
  • VP, Education & Community Outreach: Lisley Anco (new!)
  • President: Charlotte Hannagan (returning)

Erin Farrell-Kendrick (current VP, Fundraising) and Britta Berge-Harrison (current VP, Education & Community Outreach) are stepping off - thank you so much for your support over your many years on the board, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with you.

PTA DC United Night • Saturday, June 1

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field THIS Saturday June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

Staff Tastes & Tidbits

Are you looking to say thank you to a teacher or staff member for a wonderful school year?  All Kings Park and Kings Glen staff have been given the option to fill out a “Staff Tastes & Tidbits” form with information such as favorite stores and restaurants, classroom needs/wants, favorite authors and more.  Staff responses can be viewed here.

PTA School Supply Kits - School Year 2024-25

The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for the upcoming school year - the deadline to order is July 15th.  This year we have partnered with Campus Survival Kits - go to https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/kpkg to order for next year's grade.  The kits will be delivered straight to the schools before the first day of school!  Please contact [email protected] with questions.

May 29:  4th Grade Strings Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 1:  PTA DC United Night

June 3-7:  Scholastic Spring Book Fair (See Above)

June 5:  5th/6th Grade Strings Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 6:  5th/6th Grade Band Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 11:  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:15 a.m.)

June 12:  Last Day of School (2-Hour Early Release at 1:25 p.m.)

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Memorial Day Holiday  •  Monday, May 27 Schools Closed

We are thankful for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, and wish our Gator families a wonderful and restful Memorial Day weekend. 

  Scholastic Book Fair   June 3-June 7

The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the KGES Library from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th! There will be family shopping after-school on Monday, June 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. and family before-school shopping every day from Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7 from 8-8:40 a.m.  Class shopping times will be sent home the week of May 27. Please contact Carolyn Dean with any questions.

Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

Book fair volunteers are needed to help with fair set up, 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 to this very fun event! 

Upcoming Strings & Band Concerts

4th Grade Strings Concert – Wednesday, May 29

  • 1:45 p.m. In-School Assembly
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Concert (call time 6 p.m.)
  • In-School Rehearsals Tuesday, May 28

5th/6th Grade Strings Concert – Wednesday, June 5

  • 2:00 p.m. In-School Assembly
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Concert (call time 6 p.m.)
  • In-School Rehearsals Friday, May 31 & Monday June 3

5th/6th Grade Band Concert – Thursday, June 6

  • 10:00 a.m. In-School Assembly
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Concert (call time 6 p.m.)
Order Your 2023-24 Yearbook!!

Secure your child's order of the 2023-24 yearbook. The price is $15.  Purchases will be while supplies last, first-come first-served. You can order through one of the following options:

Let's celebrate our 6th graders by displaying their baby, toddler or early childhood pictures! A bulletin board will be created to honor our 6th grade Gators as they prepare to finish elementary school and move on to middle school. Please send in a picture from your child's early years and remember to label it. Pictures will not be returned, so please send in a copy, and they should be no larger than 4x6 inches. Pictures may also be emailed to Elaine Stottlemyer, School Counselor.

Save the Date - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Tuesday, June 11

Parents/Guardians, please join us in celebrating your 6th grade student's accomplishments at Kings Glen!  The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11.  More information will be going home with your student next week.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Medications in Health Room

The School Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. Medication cannot be sent home with your student unless your student is authorized to self-carry their medication. If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services . If you have any questions, please contact the Health Room or email [email protected]

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.
  • Learn more about attendance resources.
Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

Second Story Springfield Family Resource Center Focus Groups: Second Story will be hosting focus groups on multiple dates this upcoming month at the Springfield Family Resource Center. They invite you to participate in the groups and community conversations to share concerns or opinions on community conditions impacting safety and well-being. See flyer for more information and registration! 

Office of Supervisor Storck Spanish Community Newsletter: Please see the attached QR codes and share with partners and community in the Mount Vernon district area so residents can stay connected and involved with happenings and news in the Mt. Vernon district.Residents can use this link to sign up for the newsletter in English or Spanish.  

Extended Hour Immunization Clinics: Please see our attached flyer on Back-to-School Immunization Clinics at all 5 county clinics throughout the month of August. These immunizations are free for fairfax county public school students who need them. They are appointment only.

Health Department to Offer Free Speech Screenings During National Speech-Language-Hearing Month Throughout the month, the Health Department's Speech and Hearing program will offer free speech screenings (testing) for children ages 3-7 years at several county libraries. No appointments are necessary, screening is first-come, first-served at the following locations and times. Get Dates and Locations here

 

 KP/KG PTA News Staff Kickball Game - Many Thanks!

We hope everyone enjoyed the KP vs KG staff kickball game and end of year celebration last week.  Huge thanks to Michelle Stanley, Shelley Miller, Jen Argenta, and everyone else that volunteered to make the event a success!

KP/KG PTA Board Elections May 22 (TONIGHT!)

Join us!  The 2024-25 KP/KG PTA Board will be elected THIS WEDNESDAY May 22nd at our final General Membership Meeting of the school year at Kings Park at 6:30PM.  We are still seeking a VP, Education and Community Outreach.  This vital position spearheads the organization of our afterschool activities, Earth Day event, and speaker series, amongst other duties.  Please consider reaching out to [email protected] to learn more about the position and the PTA in general.

PTA DC United Night • Saturday, June 1

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field on June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

Staff Tastes & Tidbits

Are you looking to say thank you to a teacher or staff member for a wonderful school year?  All Kings Park and Kings Glen staff have been given the option to fill out a “Staff Tastes & Tidbits” form with information such as favorite stores and restaurants, classroom needs/wants, favorite authors and more.  Staff responses can be viewed here.

PTA School Supply Kits - School Year 2024-25

The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for the upcoming school year - the deadline to order is July 15th.  This year we have partnered with Campus Survival Kits - go to https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/kpkg to order for next year's grade.  The kits will be delivered straight to the schools before the first day of school!  Please contact [email protected] with questions.

May 22:  KP/KG PTA Board Elections (See Above)

May 27:  Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

May 29:  4th Grade Strings Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 1:  PTA DC United Night

June 3-7:  Scholastic Spring Book Fair (See Above)

June 5:  5th/6th Grade Strings Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 6:  5th/6th Grade Band Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 11:  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:15 a.m.)

June 12:  Last Day of School (2-Hour Early Release at 1:25 p.m.)

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

Kings Glen Gator Bytes May 15, 2024

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Upcoming SOL Testing Dates

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

 

  Scholastic Book Fair   June 3-June 7

The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the KGES Library from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th! There will be family shopping after-school on Monday, June 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. and family before-school shopping every day from Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7 from 8-8:40 a.m.  Class shopping times will be sent home the week of May 27. Please contact Carolyn Dean with any questions.

Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

Book fair volunteers are needed to help with fair set up, 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 to this very fun event! 

Secure Your 2023-24 Yearbook!!

Secure your child's order of the 2023-24 yearbook. The price is $15.  Once the yearbook copies arrive at school, purchases will be while supplies last, first-come first-served. You can order through one of the following options:

Let's celebrate our 6th graders by displaying their baby, toddler or early childhood pictures! A bulletin board will be created to honor our 6th grade Gators as they prepare to finish elementary school and move on to middle school. Please send in a picture from your child's early years and remember to label it. Pictures will not be returned, so please send in a copy, and they should be no larger than 4x6 inches. Pictures may also be emailed to Elaine Stottlemyer, School Counselor.

Save the Date - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Tuesday, June 11

Parents/Guardians, please join us in celebrating your 6th grade student's accomplishments at Kings Glen!  The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11.  More information will be going home with your student next week.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Medications in Health Room

The School Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. Medication cannot be sent home with your student unless your student is authorized to self-carry their medication. If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services . If you have any questions, please contact the Health Room or email [email protected]

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.
  • Learn more about attendance resources.
FCPS CARES!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Learn how you can acknowledge an FCPS employee.

Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

Second Story Springfield Family Resource Center Focus Groups: Second Story will be hosting focus groups on multiple dates this upcoming month at the Springfield Family Resource Center. They invite you to participate in the groups and community conversations to share concerns or opinions on community conditions impacting safety and well-being. See flyer for more information and registration! 

Office of Supervisor Storck Spanish Community Newsletter: Please see the attached QR codes and share with partners and community in the Mount Vernon district area so residents can stay connected and involved with happenings and news in the Mt. Vernon district.Residents can use this link to sign up for the newsletter in English or Spanish.  

Extended Hour Immunization Clinics: Please see our attached flyer on Back-to-School Immunization Clinics at all 5 county clinics throughout the month of August. These immunizations are free for fairfax county public school students who need them. They are appointment only.

Health Department to Offer Free Speech Screenings During National Speech-Language-Hearing Month Throughout the month, the Health Department's Speech and Hearing program will offer free speech screenings (testing) for children ages 3-7 years at several county libraries. No appointments are necessary, screening is first-come, first-served at the following locations and times. Get Dates and Locations here

 

 KP/KG PTA News PTA Staff Appreciation Thank You

Last week we were able to show our appreciation to the staff at KP/KG.  Thank you to everyone that donated their time and/or resources to make the week a huge success.  Special thanks to Jennifer Smith and Jen Argenta for spearheading and coordinating a lot of the initiatives.

KP vs KG Staff Kickball Game

The annual Kings Park vs Kings Glen staff kickball game and end of year celebration will be held THIS FRIDAY May 17th at 6:30 pm at Kings Glen. Join us for a night of kickball, activities and food trucks!

SAVE THE DATE!  KP/KG PTA Board Elections May 22

Join us!  The 2024-25 KP/KG PTA Board will be elected on May 22nd at our final General Membership Meeting of the school year at Kings Park at 6:30PMWe are still seeking a VP, Education and Community Outreach.  This vital position spearheads the organization of our afterschool activities, Earth Day event, and speaker series, amongst other duties.  Please consider reaching out to [email protected] to learn more about the position and the PTA in general.

PTA DC United Night • Saturday, June 1

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field on June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

Staff Tastes & Tidbits

Are you looking to say thank you to a teacher or staff member for a wonderful school year?  All Kings Park and Kings Glen staff have been given the option to fill out a “Staff Tastes & Tidbits” form with information such as favorite stores and restaurants, classroom needs/wants, favorite authors and more.  Staff responses can be viewed here.

PTA School Supply Kits - School Year 2024-25

The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for the upcoming school year - the deadline to order is July 15th.  This year we have partnered with Campus Survival Kits - go to https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/kpkg to order for next year's grade. The kits will be delivered straight to the schools before the first day of school!  Please contact [email protected] with questions.

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math

May 17:  PTA KP vs KG Staff Kickball Game (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

May 22:  KP/KG PTA Board Elections (See Above)

May 27:  Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

May 29:  4th Grade Strings Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 1:  PTA DC United Night

June 3-7:  Scholastic Spring Book Fair (See Above)

June 5:  5th/6th Grade Strings Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 6:  5th/6th Grade Band Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 11:  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:15 a.m.)

June 12:  Last Day of School (2-Hour Early Release at 1:25 p.m.)

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Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Upcoming SOL Testing Dates

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

 

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Lake Braddock Secondary School Rising 7th Grade Parent Night Thursday, May 9, 2024, 6:30-7:30 PM

Parent presentation in cafeteria:

  • The differences between elementary school and middle school
  • Communicating with your child and your child’s teachers
  • Student attendance and check-in/check-out procedures
  • After-school activities
  • Developmental changes and needs of the middle school child

This parent-only presentation is designed to inform parents about what to expect with the transition to middle school and their student’s Lake Braddock middle school journey. Parents should enter through Door #15. Additional parking will be available on the blacktop. Spanish, Korean & Vietnamese interpreters will be available.

Save the Date - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Tuesday, June 11

Parents/Guardians, please join us in celebrating your 6th grade student's accomplishments at Kings Glen!  The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11.  More information will be going home with your student next week.

Secure Your 2023-24 Yearbook!!

Secure your child's order of the 2023-24 yearbook. The price is $15.  Once the yearbook copies arrive at school, purchases will be while supplies last, first-come first-served. You can order through one of the following options:

Let's celebrate our 6th graders by displaying their baby, toddler or early childhood pictures! A bulletin board will be created to honor our 6th grade Gators as they prepare to finish elementary school and move on to middle school. Please send in a picture from your child's early years and remember to label it. Pictures will not be returned, so please send in a copy, and they should be no larger than 4x6 inches. Pictures may also be emailed to Elaine Stottlemyer, School Counselor.

Order Your 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

Any student who has not had a chance to order a Panoramic photo, it’s not too late!  All orders using the link below will direct ship to a home address entered at checkout.  Order a 6th Grade Panoramic Group here.

Please use your student ID as your online code. For questions or about ordering, please contact Victor O'Neill Studio.

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.
  • Learn more about attendance resources.
FCPS CARES!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Learn how you can acknowledge an FCPS employee.

Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

Second Story Springfield Family Resource Center Focus Groups: Second Story will be hosting focus groups on multiple dates this upcoming month at the Springfield Family Resource Center. They invite you to participate in the groups and community conversations to share concerns or opinions on community conditions impacting safety and well-being. See flyer for more information and registration! 

Office of Supervisor Storck Spanish Community Newsletter: Please see the attached QR codes and share with partners and community in the Mount Vernon district area so residents can stay connected and involved with happenings and news in the Mt. Vernon district.Residents can use this link to sign up for the newsletter in English or Spanish.  

Extended Hour Immunization Clinics: Please see our attached flyer on Back-to-School Immunization Clinics at all 5 county clinics throughout the month of August. These immunizations are free for fairfax county public school students who need them. They are appointment only.

Health Department to Offer Free Speech Screenings During National Speech-Language-Hearing Month Throughout the month, the Health Department's Speech and Hearing program will offer free speech screenings (testing) for children ages 3-7 years at several county libraries. No appointments are necessary, screening is first-come, first-served at the following locations and times. Get Dates and Locations here

 

 KP/KG PTA News PTA Spirit Night at InCourage Martial Arts

Our next Spirit Night is coming up THIS Friday, May 10 from 6:30-8:30pm.  InCourage (Burke - 8932 Burke Lake Rd) will offer a Parent’s Night Out.  Pizza will be provided; $35/child, sibling discount $25. Register at bit.ly/burkeevents. More information.

KP vs KG Staff Kickball Game

The annual Kings Park vs Kings Glen staff kickball game and end of year celebration will be held on May 17th at 6:30 pm at Kings Glen. Join us for a night of kickball, activities and food trucks!

PTA Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out.  Check it out here.

SAVE THE DATE!  KP/KG PTA Board Elections May 22

The 2024-25 KP/KG PTA Board will be elected on May 22nd at our final General Membership Meeting of the school year at Kings Park at 6:30PMWe are still seeking a VP, Education and Community Outreach.  This vital position spearheads the organization of our afterschool activities, Earth Day event, and speaker series, amongst other duties.  Please consider reaching out to [email protected] to learn more about the position and the PTA in general.

PTA DC United Night • Saturday, June 1

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field on June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

May 6-10:  PTA Staff Appreciation Week

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 8:  Walk & Roll to School Day

May 10:  PTA Spirit Night at InCourage (See Above)

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math

May 17:  PTA KP vs KG Staff Kickball Game (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

May 27:  Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

June 1:  PTA DC United Night

June 11:  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:15 a.m.)

June 12:  Last Day of School (2-Hour Early Release at 1:25 p.m.)

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Calendar Reminder: No School Friday, May 3,Teacher Workday

Kings Glen reminds families that school is closed this Friday, May 3 and is a teacher workday. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday, May 6.

Upcoming SOL Testing Dates

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

 

Walk & Roll to School Day Wednesday, May 8

Join Kings Glen in celebrating the joy of walking and biking!  View flyer below for more details:   English Flyer  •  Spanish Flyer

Secure Your 2023-24 Yearbook!!

Secure your child's order of the 2023-24 yearbook. The price is $15.  Once the yearbook copies arrive at school, purchases will be while supplies last, first-come first-served. You can order through one of the following options:

Save the Date - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Tuesday, June 11

Parents/Guardians, please join us in celebrating your 6th grade student's accomplishments at Kings Glen!  The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11.  More information will be going home with your student next week.

Order Your 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

Any student who has not had a chance to order a Panoramic photo, it’s not too late!  All orders using the link below will direct ship to a home address entered at checkout.  Order a 6th Grade Panoramic Group here.

Please use your student ID as your online code. For questions or about ordering, please contact Victor O'Neill Studio.

FCPS CARES!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Learn how you can acknowledge an FCPS employee.

Keep the Plastic Coming! Our Trex Recycling Goal is 1000 Lbs!

Our goal is to collect 1000 pounds of plastic and earn a Trex park bench!  Send in plastic bags, films and wraps to Kings Glen to be weighed (no food residue, please). Please email Kathy Baker (KGES Family Liaison) with questions.

Guide to recyclable plastics

School & Community Recycling Programs | NexTrex

Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

Resources

View April Family Resource Seminars here.

️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

Free Resources for Families

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC). Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.  Please feel free to email Kathy Baker, Kings Glen Family Liaison, with any questions.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Many Thanks to Our Earth Day Volunteers

Thank you to Britta Berge Harrison, Rachel Nicely, Lisa Anderson and all the volunteers that helped make our 3rd annual Earth Day event a huge success.

PTA "Be Smart" Presentation Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars for THIS WEDNESDAY May 1st at 6:30pm in the Kings Park Cafeteria for a presentation by Be Smart on gun storage and safety.  Note that this session is for adults only.

PTA Staff Appreciation Week - Coming May 6-10

KP/KG PTA will be celebrating our Totally Dope staff this year with a Saved by the 90s Staff Appreciation Week (May 6-10). It’s going to be off the hook!  Sign-up here to contribute, and check out the schedule here!  We will start with chalking at both schools at 5:30pm on Sunday (May 5).

2024-25 PTA Board Information

With thanks to the nominating committee, we were able to nearly fill the entire PTA board for next year.  We are still seeking a VP, Education and Community Outreach.  Please consider reaching out to [email protected] to learn more about the position and the PTA in general.  The 2024-25 KP/KG PTA Board will be elected on May 22nd at our final General Membership Meeting of the school year.

PTA Spirit Night at InCourage Martial Arts Friday, May 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Our next Spirit Night is coming up on Friday, May 10 from 6:30-8:30pm.  InCourage (Burke - 8932 Burke Lake Rd) will offer a Parent’s Night Out.  Pizza will be provided; $35/child, sibling discount $25. Register at bit.ly/burkeevents. More information.

KP vs KG Staff Kickball Game Friday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen

Save the date! The annual Kings Park vs Kings Glen staff kickball game and end of year celebration will be held on May 17th at 6:30 pm at Kings Glen. Join us for a night of kickball, activities and food trucks!

PTA DC United Night Saturday, June 1

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field on June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

May 1:  PTA "Be Smart" Presentation (6:30 p.m. at Kings Park ES)

May 3:  Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

May 6-10:  PTA Staff Appreciation Week (See Above)

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 8:  Walk & Roll to School Day (See Above)

May 10:  PTA Spirit Night at InCourage (See Above)

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math

May 17:  PTA KP vs KG Staff Kickball Game (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

May 27:  Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

June 1:  PTA DC United Night (See Above)

June 11:  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:15 a.m.)

June 12:  Last Day of School (2-Hour Early Release at 1:25 p.m.)

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Upcoming SOL Testing Dates

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

 

Spring Chorus Concert Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for our Spring Chorus Concert on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. (call time 6 p.m.)

Keep the Plastic Coming! Our Trex Recycling Goal is 1000 Lbs!

Our goal is to collect 1000 pounds of plastic and earn a Trex park bench!  Send in plastic bags, films and wraps to Kings Glen to be weighed (no food residue, please). Please email Kathy Baker (KGES Family Liaison) with questions.

Guide to recyclable plastics

School & Community Recycling Programs | NexTrex

Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

Resources

View April Family Resource Seminars here.

️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

Free Resources for Families

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC). Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.  Please feel free to email Kathy Baker, Kings Glen Family Liaison, with any questions.

 

 KP/KG PTA News PTA Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 27, 4-6 p.m. at Kings Glen

We look forward to seeing you on SATURDAY (April 27th) at our 3rd annual Earth Day event.   Arrive at 3PM to help Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) to pick up trash at the trailhead closest to KG; meet at the FLAP booth for instructions and equipment.  All booths, activities, and vendors will be open from 4-6PM.

PTA Staff Appreciation Week - Coming May 6-10

KP/KG PTA will be celebrating our Totally Dope staff this year with a Saved by the 90s Staff Appreciation Week (May 6-10). It’s going to be off the hook!  Sign-up here to contribute, and check out the schedule here!

2024-25 PTA Board Information

With thanks to the nominating committee, we were able to nearly fill the entire PTA board for next year.  We are still seeking a VP, Education and Community Outreach.  Please consider reaching out to [email protected] to learn more about the position and the PTA in general.  The 2024-25 KP/KG PTA Board will be elected on May 22nd at our final General Membership Meeting of the school year.

PTA "Be Smart" Presentation Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars for May 1st at 6:30pm in the Kings Park Cafeteria for a presentation by Be Smart on gun storage and safety.  Note that this session is for adults only.

KP vs KG Staff Kickball Game May 17, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen

Save the date! The annual Kings Park vs Kings Glen staff kickball game and end of year celebration will be held on May 17th at 6:30 pm at Kings Glen. Join us for a night of kickball, activities and food trucks!

PTA DC United Night Saturday, June 1

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field on June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

Apr. 25:  Spring Chorus Concert (6:30 p.m.)

Apr. 27:  PTA Earth Day Celebration (4-6 p.m. at Kings Glen Blacktop)

May 1:  PTA "Be Smart" Presentation (6:30 p.m. at Kings Park ES)

May 6-10:  PTA Staff Appreciation Week (See Above)

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math

May 17:  PTA KP vs KG Staff Kickball Game (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

May 27:  Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

June 1:  PTA DC United Night (See Above)

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Attention Military-Connected Families!!! Join us on April 19th from 1800-2000 in the Kings Glen gym!

In celebration of the month of the Military Child and their families, Kings Glen invites you to participate in our first (hopefully annual) - Battle of the Branches: Hovercraft Games!

Prepare for an electrifying event - the Battle of the Branches: Hovercraft Games!  Assemble your team of 2-6 military connected members and gear up to compete in an exhilarating challenge.

Your mission? To collect as many items as possible while navigating the gym on hovercrafts that were built and tested by KG students in SACC.

Join us for an evening of thrills, teamwork, and friendly rivalry you won't soon forget!  Which Branch will WIN…?

Sign up HERE!  If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Rode.

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Upcoming SOL Testing Dates

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

 

Spring Chorus Concert Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for our Spring Chorus Concert on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. (call time 6 p.m.)

Keep the Plastic Coming! Our Trex Recycling Goal is 1000 Lbs!

Our goal is to collect 1000 pounds of plastic and earn a Trex park bench!  Send in plastic bags, films and wraps to Kings Glen to be weighed (no food residue, please). Please email Kathy Baker (KGES Family Liaison) with questions.

Guide to recyclable plastics

School & Community Recycling Programs | NexTrex

Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

Resources

View April Family Resource Seminars here.

️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

Free Resources for Families

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC). Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.  Please feel free to email Kathy Baker, Kings Glen Family Liaison, with any questions.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Spiritwear Sale Closes April 21

Our Spiritwear store closes on SUNDAY April 21st - order now!  Current students can ship to school for free, or ship to your home.  Get ready for a new school year now with some fresh spiritwear (...time to get your KG gear if you’ll be a rising 4th grader!!)

PTA Staff Appreciation Week - Coming May 6-10

KP/KG PTA will be celebrating our Totally Dope staff this year with a Saved by the 90s Staff Appreciation Week (May 6-10). It’s going to be off the hook!  Sign-up here to contribute, and check out the schedule here!

PTA Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 27, 4-6 p.m. at Kings Glen

We are excited for our 3rd annual Earth Day event on April 27th at KG.  Arrive at 3PM to help Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) to pick up trash at the trailhead closest to KG; meet at the FLAP booth for instructions and equipment.  All booths, activities, and vendors will be open from 4-6PM.  Please reach out to Britta at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering for the event!

Many Thanks to our PTA Wellness Fair Volunteers!

Thank you to Eric DeTurk, Jennifer Argenta, and everyone that volunteered for our PTA Wellness Fair last week - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

PTA "Be Smart" Presentation Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars for May 1st at 6:30pm in the Kings Park Cafeteria for a presentation by Be Smart on gun storage and safety.  Note that this session is for adults only.

PTA DC United Night Saturday, June 1

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field on June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

Apr. 15 & Apr. 17-23:  Spirit Week (See Above)

Apr. 17:  Purple Up! Day

Apr. 21:  PTA Spiritwear Sales Deadline (See Above)

Apr. 25:  Spring Chorus Concert (6:30 p.m.)

Apr. 27:  PTA Earth Day Celebration (4-6 p.m. at Kings Glen Blacktop)

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Attention Military-Connected Families!!! Join us on April 19th from 1800-2000 in the Kings Glen gym!

In celebration of the month of the Military Child and their families, Kings Glen invites you to participate in our first (hopefully annual) - Battle of the Branches: Hovercraft Games!

Prepare for an electrifying event - the Battle of the Branches: Hovercraft Games!  Assemble your team of 2-6 military connected members and gear up to compete in an exhilarating challenge.

Your mission? To collect as many items as possible while navigating the gym on hovercrafts that were built and tested by KG students in SACC.

Join us for an evening of thrills, teamwork, and friendly rivalry you won't soon forget!  Which Branch will WIN…?

Sign up HERE!  If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Rode.

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Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show Friday, April 12, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for the Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show at the LBSS gym on April 12th from 6-8pm to view selected artworks from all our feeder schools including Kings Glen. There will be art, music, food, and much more!

Deadline to Preorder Your 2023-24 Yearbook is THIS FRIDAY, April 12!

The price of a yearbook is $15.  After April 12, yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  You can place your preorder through one of the following options:

Email [email protected] with questions. Thank you!

Upcoming SOL Testing Dates

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

 

Spring Pictures Available to View and Purchase

Spring pictures were taken on Friday, February 23rd. To view and order photos online, please visit vosphoto.com/underclass. Once prompted for an online code, use your Student ID (your student may also recognize this as their lunch or library number). Families can email [email protected] for any questions about the ordering process.

Preorder Your 6th Grade Panoramic Picture!

6th graders had their panoramic picture taken on April 3rd.  If you would like to order a panoramic picture for your 6th grade student, please visit https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001086611#login.

Parent Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin planning for the upcoming school year, our staff collaborates regarding student placements.  A variety of factors such as student personalities, friendships, and academic abilities are considered as we create our new classes.  Other factors impacting the decision-making process of student class assignments are new student enrollments and teachers moving to a new assignment.     

Kings Glen families may assist in this process by sharing insights. Please note the following when providing information. We do not accept requests for specific teachers for the upcoming grade placement.  This includes hints that reference specific teachers.  We cannot guarantee friend requests nor exceptions for other students whereby there may be a conflict. We do our best to create a positive learning year for your child.

Please provide your input by submitting this form as it will ensure we have your request.  Please do not email us additional information.  Completion of the form is optional. However, the deadline for any correspondence is May 24 at 4 PM. Thank you for your input.

Keep the Plastic Coming! Our Trex Recycling Goal is 1000 Lbs!

Our goal is to collect 1000 pounds of plastic and earn a Trex park bench!  Send in plastic bags, films and wraps to Kings Glen to be weighed (no food residue, please). Please email Kathy Baker (KGES Family Liaison) with questions.

Guide to recyclable plastics

School & Community Recycling Programs | NexTrex

Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

'Attendance Matters' Fact of the Week: 

A study on elementary and middle schools found that attendance rates in June are 5.8% higher than April. Let's work together to end the school year successfully!

Resources

View April Family Resource Seminars here.

️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

Free Resources for Families

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC). Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.  Please feel free to email Kathy Baker, Kings Glen Family Liaison, with any questions.

 

 KP/KG PTA News PTA Wellness Fair Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8 p.m.

Our PTA Wellness Fair will take place THIS THURSDAY on April 11th at KP from 6:30-8pm.  The event will explore 3 zones (healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy earth), and participants will interact with local community resources for healthier families.  All attendees will receive a free gift and have a chance to win prizes; the Judy makes Juice truck will be onsite offering a variety of juices, smoothies, & healthy food options.

Looking for PTA Board Members for 2024-25

We are still looking for new PTA board members for the 2024-25 school year.  Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about being involved with the PTA.  We are specifically seeking a VP, Education and Community Outreach, and a VP, Fundraising.  We look forward to announcing the new board members for nominations on April 16th at 6:30pm at KG at our next KP/KG PTA General Membership Meeting.  We are also excited to welcome Michelle Cottrell-Williams, an FCPS Equity speaker to present immediately following our PTA meeting - sign-up here if you’d like free onsite childcare and pizza for your student(s) while attending the presentation.

Spiritwear Sale Reopened Until April 21

We have reopened our Spiritwear store until April 21st.  Current students can ship to school for free, or ship to your home.  Get ready for a new school year now with some fresh spiritwear (...time to get your KG gear if you’ll be a rising 4th grader!!)

PTA Earth Day Celebration

Planning is underway for our 3rd annual Earth Day event on April 27th at KG.  Arrive at 3PM to help Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) to pick up trash at the trailhead closest to KG; meet at the FLAP booth for instructions and equipment.  All booths, activities, and vendors will be open from 4-6PM.  Please reach out to Britta at [email protected] if you are interested in planning or volunteering for the event!

PTA Staff Appreciation Week - Coming May 6-10

KP/KG PTA will be celebrating our Totally Dope staff this year with a Saved by the 90s Staff Appreciation Week (May 6-10). It’s going to be off the hook!  More information coming soon, including ways you can contribute!

Apr. 10:  Eid al Fitr Holiday (No School)

Apr. 11:  PTA Wellness Fair (6:30-8 p.m. at Kings Park)

Apr. 12:  LBSS Pyramid Art Show (6-8 p.m. at LBSS)

Apr. 12:  Deadline to Preorder Yearbooks (See Above)

Apr. 15 & Apr. 17-23:  Spirit Week (See Above)

Apr. 16:  SOL 5th Grade IRW (Integrated Reading and Writing)

Apr. 17:  Purple Up! Day

Apr. 21:  PTA Spiritwear Sales Deadline (See Above)

Apr. 27:  PTA Earth Day Celebration (4-6 p.m. at Kings Glen Blacktop)

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science

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Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Preorder Your 2023-24 Yearbook!! Deadline to Preorder is Friday, April 12

The 2023-24 Yearbook sales are open now!  The price of a yearbook is $15.  You can place your preorder through one of the following options:

Email [email protected] with questions. Thank you!

Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show Friday, April 12, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for the Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show at the LBSS gym on April 12th from 6-8pm to view selected artworks from all our feeder schools including Kings Glen. There will be art, music, food, and much more!

Spring Pictures Available to View and Purchase

Spring pictures were taken on Friday, February 23rd. To view and order photos online, please visit vosphoto.com/underclass. Once prompted for an online code, use your Student ID (your student may also recognize this as their lunch or library number). Families can email [email protected] for any questions about the ordering process.

Preorder Your 6th Grade Panoramic Picture!

6th graders had their panoramic picture taken on April 3rd.  If you would like to order a panoramic picture for your 6th grade student, please visit https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001086611#login.  All orders placed before photo day will be shipped home with no shipping charge.

Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Parent Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin planning for the upcoming school year, our staff collaborates regarding student placements.  A variety of factors such as student personalities, friendships, and academic abilities are considered as we create our new classes.  Other factors impacting the decision-making process of student class assignments are new student enrollments and teachers moving to a new assignment.     

Kings Glen families may assist in this process by sharing insights. Please note the following when providing information. We do not accept requests for specific teachers for the upcoming grade placement.  This includes hints that reference specific teachers.  We cannot guarantee friend requests nor exceptions for other students whereby there may be a conflict. We do our best to create a positive learning year for your child.

Please provide your input by submitting this form as it will ensure we have your request.  Please do not email us additional information.  Completion of the form is optional. However, the deadline for any correspondence is May 24 at 4 PM. Thank you for your input.

Keep the Plastic Coming! Our Trex Recycling Goal is 1000 Lbs!

Our goal is to collect 1000 pounds of plastic and earn a Trex park bench!  Send in plastic bags, films and wraps to Kings Glen to be weighed (no food residue, please). Please email Kathy Baker (KGES Family Liaison) with questions.

Guide to recyclable plastics

School & Community Recycling Programs | NexTrex

Family Liaison Corner

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

'Attendance Matters' Fact of the Week: 

A study on elementary and middle schools found that attendance rates in June are 5.8% higher than April. Let's work together to end the school year successfully!

Resources

View April Family Resource Seminars here.

️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

Free Resources for Families

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC). Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.  Please feel free to email Kathy Baker, Kings Glen Family Liaison, with any questions.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Spiritwear Sale Reopened Until April 21

We have reopened our Spiritwear store until April 21st.  Current students can ship to their school for free, or ship to your home (free for orders $50+).  Get ready for a new school year now with some fresh spiritwear!  (...time to get your KG gear if you’ll be a rising 4th grader!!)

Looking for PTA Board Members for 2024-25

We are looking for new PTA board members for the 2024-25 school year.  Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about being involved with the PTA.  We are specifically seeking a VP, Education and Community Outreach, and a VP, Fundraising.  We look forward to announcing the new board members for nominations on April 16th at 6:30pm at KG at our next KP/KG PTA General Membership Meeting.  We are also excited to welcome an FCPS Equity speaker to present immediately following our PTA meeting - more information coming soon!.

PTA Wellness Fair Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8 p.m.

Our PTA Wellness Fair will take place on April 11th at KP from 6:30-8pm.  The event will explore 3 zones (healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy earth), and participants will interact with local community resources for healthier families.  All attendees will receive a free gift and have a chance to win prizes; the Judy makes Juice truck will be onsite offering a variety of juices, smoothies, & healthy food options.

PTA Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 27

Planning is underway for our 3rd annual Earth Day event on April 27th at KG.  Arrive at 3PM to help Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) to pick up trash at the trailhead closest to KG; meet at the FLAP booth for instructions and equipment.  All booths, activities, and vendors will be open from 4-6PM.  Please reach out to Britta at [email protected] if you are interested in planning or volunteering for the event!

DC United • PTA Night of Soccer

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field on June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

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

Apr. 5:  Deadline to Submit Principal Evaluation

Apr. 10:  Eid al Fitr Holiday (No School)

Apr. 11:  PTA Wellness Fair (6:30-8 p.m. at Kings Park)

Apr. 12:  LBSS Pyramid Art Show (6-8 p.m. at LBSS)

Apr. 12:  Deadline to Preorder Yearbooks (See Above)

Apr. 17:  Purple Up!

Apr. 21:  PTA Spiritwear Sales Deadline (See Above)

Apr. 27:  PTA Earth Day Celebration (4-6 p.m. at Kings Glen)

5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 |  Main Office: 703.239.4000
Attendance: 703.239.4040 or [email protected] | Web | Twitter | YouTube

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