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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Advance Ticket Purchases for Aladdin, Jr.

Kings Jesters presents Aladdin, Jr. on April 9-11 beginning 7 p.m. at Kings Glen. Flyers went home in the March 12 Tuesday Take-Home with details on how to purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance by ordering through MySchoolBucks or by returning the order form with payment to Kings Glen.

The Student Council Association (SCA) Election Season Begins Next Week

Current 4th and 5th graders who would like to run for an SCA Officer position need to complete an interest form which will be available March 25-April 2. Interest forms must be completed, signed by the student and parent/guardian, and received by Mrs. Stottlemyer, School Counselor and SCA Sponsor, by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Interest forms will not be accepted after April 3. Please contact Elaine Stottlemyer with any questions.

Important Dates:

Interest Forms - due by Wednesday April 3

Primary Elections - Tuesday, April 9

Election Day - Thursday, May 9

Ceremony for New Officers - Friday, May 31

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Purchase Your Child's Spring Pictures!

Spring Picture packets went home in the March 12 Tuesday Take-Home with details on how to purchase pictures. Pictures may be purchased online (Portrait ID M312-4568, Access Code XY40) or by returning the purchase envelope to the school. Payment and any unwanted pictures should be returned to the school by March 19.

Order Your 2018-19 Yearbook Today! Deadline: Thursday, April 4

Yearbooks can be ordered online using yearbook ID code 13277219. Order forms went home in the February 26 Take-Home Tuesday, and can also be purchased payable by check to Kings Glen ES.

Your Feedback Matters!

As an important part of the summative evaluation process in FCPS, all Kings Glen Parents will be contacted through email or text message with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 13 and March 27.  When you receive an email or text message from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Thank You!!

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Mar 18 - Mar 22 ~ Forgiveness Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Registration for Spring After-School Activities is Now Open!

At Kings Glen, we are offering RunFit Kidz (Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm, starts March 21st); Fashion Illustration (Tuesday 3:30-4:30, starts April 23rd); and Minecraft Modding (Fridays 3:30-4:30, starts April 12th).

(More Information/Registration)

Mezeh Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Next PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Park ES

InCourage PTA Fundraiser Night

Friday, March 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m. (Register Here)

Mar. 26:  Spirit Night at Mezeh, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Mar. 28:  PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Park

Mar. 29:  InCourage PTA Fundraiser Night, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

April 3:  SCA Intention Forms due

Apr. 9-11:  Kings Jesters presents 'Aladdin, Jr.', 7 p.m.

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Apr. 15-19:  Spring Break

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

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

Kings Glen Gator Bytes March 13, 2019

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Six Gators Recipients of Region 4's FCPS Cares Award for January 2019

Congratulations to Kings Glen Elementary School administrators Sam Elson and Christine Ritter and teachers Rebecca O'Neill, Eileen Castelli, Natalie Wiles, and Stephanie Smith on being recognized as the January 2019 FCPS Cares Recipients of the Month for Region 4 by the Department of Human Resources!

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Wellness Week at Kings Glen - March 18-22

Please join us in the following spirit days:

Monday, 3/18: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff (how do you manage stress?). Wear sweats to school.

Tuesday, 3/19: Make Healthy Food Choices. Wear colors of the rainbow to represent the fruits, vegetable, grains and proteins & make up a healthy plate.

Wednesday, 3/20: Water Wednesday (choose water instead of soda or juices). Wear beach-themed clothes (no swimsuits).

Thursday, 3/21: Get Your ZZZZ’s (kids need 9-11 hours of sleep each night). Wear slippers to school.

Friday, 3/22: Fitness Friday (exercise/play at least an hour each day). Wear your favorite sports jersey or workout gear.

Advance Ticket Purchases for Aladdin, Jr.

Kings Jesters presents Aladdin, Jr. on April 9-11 beginning 7 p.m. at Kings Glen. Flyers went home in the March 12 Tuesday Take-Home with details on how to purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance by ordering through MySchoolBucks or by returning the order form with payment to Kings Glen.

Purchase Your Child's Spring Pictures!

Spring Picture packets went home in the March 12 Tuesday Take-Home with details on how to purchase pictures. Pictures may be purchased online (Portrait ID M312-4568, Access Code XY40) or by returning the purchase envelope to the school. Payment and any unwanted pictures should be returned to the school by March 19.

Your Feedback Matters!

As an important part of the summative evaluation process in FCPS, all Kings Glen Parents will be contacted through email or text message with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 13 and March 27.  When you receive an email or text message from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Thank You!!

Order Your 2018-19 Yearbook Today! Deadline: Thursday, April 4

Yearbooks can be ordered online using yearbook ID code 13277219. Order forms went home in the February 26 Take-Home Tuesday, and can also be purchased payable by check to Kings Glen ES.

Back by popular demand, the Lake Braddock pyramid presents Rachel Bailey, Parenting Specialist

As a parent, you want your children to feel good about themselves and make healthy choices. Lake Braddock Secondary School has the honor of hosting parenting specialist, Rachel Bailey, for the second time this year about raising healthy and resilient children. You are invited to her workshop titled “How to Get Your Child to Open Up to You” on March 13th from 6:30-8 PM in Lake Braddock's Little Theatre. It is a free event for parents of students in grades K-12. (More Information)

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Mar 11 - Mar 15 ~ Love of Learning Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News RunFit Kidz - Starts Next Week!

RunFit Kidz spring session begins next week, meeting each Thursday 3:30-4:45 p.m. and will run for 8 weeks (Register Here).

(More information on RunFit Kidz and other spring after-school activities)

Mezeh Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Next PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Park ES

InCourage PTA Fundraiser Night

Friday, March 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m. (Register Here)

Sleeping Beauty's Dream Saturday, March 16, 4 PM ~ Lake Braddock Secondary School

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Mar. 13:  Rachel Bailey Parenting Program, Lake Braddock SS, 6:30-8 p.m.

Mar. 16:  Sleeping Beauty's Dream, Lake Braddock SS, 4 p.m.

Mar. 26:  Spirit Night at Mezeh, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Mar. 28:  PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Park

Mar. 29:  InCourage PTA Fundraiser Night, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Apr. 9-11:  Kings Jesters presents 'Aladdin, Jr.', 7 p.m.

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Apr. 15-19:  Spring Break

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

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Kings Glen Gator Bytes March 6, 2019 REVISED

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Monday, March 11 ~ 3-Hour Early Release Students dismiss at 12:25 p.m. Baskets & Bingo THIS Friday, March 8! Kings Glen ES, 6-8 PM

Avoid the lines! Purchase your raffle tickets today at a discounted rate of $12/15 tickets (discounted pricing only available for advance purchases). Tickets can be used for a chance to win classroom baskets and for the photo booth. Advance tickets can be purchased online through the end of day today, Wednesday, March 6 with a credit card.

If you are unable to attend, you can still take a chance on winning baskets. See Advance Tickets Not Attending for more information

We still need a few more volunteers for the night of the event! This is one of the PTA’s biggest fundraisers of the year and it takes a lot of volunteers to make this happen. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who are coordinating our classroom baskets!

All the information on Baskets & Bingo is available on the KPKG PTA website. In the event of snow (or other weather event), B&B will be held on Friday, March 15. (More Information)

Order Your 2018-19 Yearbook Today! Deadline: Thursday, April 4

Yearbooks can be ordered online using yearbook ID code 13277219. Order forms went home in the February 26 Take-Home Tuesday, and can also be purchased payable by check to Kings Glen ES.

Back by popular demand, the Lake Braddock pyramid presents Rachel Bailey, Parenting Specialist

As a parent, you want your children to feel good about themselves and make healthy choices. Lake Braddock Secondary School has the honor of hosting parenting specialist, Rachel Bailey, for the second time this year about raising healthy and resilient children. You are invited to her workshop titled “How to Get Your Child to Open Up to You” on March 13th from 6:30-8 PM in Lake Braddock's Little Theatre. It is a free event for parents of students in grades K-12. (More Information)

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Mar 4 - Mar 8 ~ "Cheering Others' Success" Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Baskets & Bingo - THIS Friday, March 8

Baskets & Bingo is coming up! This event is fun for students and families, and also one of the PTA's major fundraisers, which helps us support our teachers and staff. (see top of page).

FLIGHT Fundraiser

Come jump at FLIGHT on Monday March 11th, 2-7 p.m. (FCPS Early Release Day) and 40% of your jump ticket will go to the KP/KG PTA! (More Information)

Mezeh Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Next PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Park ES

InCourage PTA Fundraiser Night

Friday, March 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m. (Register Here)

Fairfax County Park Authority Camp Fair Saturday, March 9, 11-2 p.m. at Audrey Moore Rec Center

Learn about summer camp opportunities with the Park Authority. This free, family-friendly event features games, interactive displays, information booths, food and entertainment. (More Information)

Sleeping Beauty's Dream Saturday, March 16, 4 PM ~ Lake Braddock Secondary School

(More Information)

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Mar. 11:  3-Hour Early Release (students dismiss at 12:25 p.m.)

Mar. 11:  Spirit Night at Flight Fit N Fun, 2-7 p.m. (FCPS early release day)

Mar. 13:  Rachel Bailey Parenting Program, Lake Braddock SS, 6:30-8 p.m.

Mar. 16:  Sleeping Beauty's Dream, Lake Braddock SS, 4 p.m.

Mar. 26:  Spirit Night at Mezeh, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Mar. 28:  PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Park

Mar. 29:  InCourage PTA Fundraiser Night, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Apr. 9-11:  Kings Jesters presents 'Aladdin, Jr.', 7 p.m.

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Apr. 15-19:  Spring Break

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Monday, March 11 ~ 3-Hour Early Release Students dismiss at 12:25 p.m. Baskets & Bingo THIS Friday, March 8! Kings Glen ES, 6-8 PM

Avoid the lines! Purchase your raffle tickets today at a discounted rate of $12/15 tickets (discounted pricing only available for advance purchases). Tickets can be used for a chance to win classroom baskets and for the photo booth. Advance tickets can be purchased online through the end of day today, Wednesday, March 6 with a credit card.

If you are unable to attend, you can still take a chance on winning baskets. See Advance Tickets Not Attending for more information. Please Note: KG Teacher Experiences are by silent auction on

ly; you must be at the event in order to bid on the experiences.

We still need a few more volunteers for the night of the event! This is one of the PTA’s biggest fundraisers of the year and it takes a lot of volunteers to make this happen. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who are coordinating our classroom baskets!

All the information on Baskets & Bingo is available on the KPKG PTA website. In the event of snow (or other weather event), B&B will be held on Friday, March 15. (More Information)

Order Your 2018-19 Yearbook Today! Deadline: Thursday, April 4

Yearbooks can be ordered online using yearbook ID code 13277219. Order forms went home in the February 26 Take-Home Tuesday, and can also be purchased payable by check to Kings Glen ES.

Back by popular demand, the Lake Braddock pyramid presents Rachel Bailey, Parenting Specialist

As a parent, you want your children to feel good about themselves and make healthy choices. Lake Braddock Secondary School has the honor of hosting parenting specialist, Rachel Bailey, for the second time this year about raising healthy and resilient children. You are invited to her workshop titled “How to Get Your Child to Open Up to You” on March 13th from 6:30-8 PM in Lake Braddock's Little Theatre. It is a free event for parents of students in grades K-12. (More Information)

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Mar 4 - Mar 8 ~ "Cheering Others' Success" Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Baskets & Bingo - THIS Friday, March 8

Baskets & Bingo is coming up! This event is fun for students and families, and also one of the PTA's major fundraisers, which helps us support our teachers and staff. (see top of page).

FLIGHT Fundraiser

Come jump at FLIGHT on Monday March 11th, 2-7 p.m. (FCPS Early Release Day) and 40% of your jump ticket will go to the KP/KG PTA! (More Information)

Mezeh Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Next PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Park ES

InCourage PTA Fundraiser Night

Friday, March 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m. (Register Here)

Fairfax County Park Authority Camp Fair Saturday, March 9, 11-2 p.m. at Audrey Moore Rec Center

Learn about summer camp opportunities with the Park Authority. This free, family-friendly event features games, interactive displays, information booths, food and entertainment. (More Information)

Sleeping Beauty's Dream Saturday, March 16, 4 PM ~ Lake Braddock Secondary School

(More Information)

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Mar. 11:  3-Hour Early Release (students dismiss at 12:25 p.m.)

Mar. 11:  Spirit Night at Flight Fit N Fun, 2-7 p.m. (FCPS early release day)

Mar. 13:  Rachel Bailey Parenting Program, Lake Braddock SS, 6:30-8 p.m.

Mar. 16:  Sleeping Beauty's Dream, Lake Braddock SS, 4 p.m.

Mar. 26:  Spirit Night at Mezeh, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Mar. 28:  PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Kings Park

Mar. 29:  InCourage PTA Fundraiser Night, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Apr. 9-11:  Kings Jesters presents 'Aladdin, Jr.', 7 p.m.

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Apr. 15-19:  Spring Break

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Baskets & Bingo - Friday, March 8

Baskets & Bingo is coming up on March 8th! This event is fun for students and families, and also one of the PTA's major fundraisers, which helps us support our teachers and staff. Never been to B&B? (More Information)

Unable to attend but still want a chance to win? Want to avoid waiting in line the night of the event? Advanced ticket sales are now available online at a discounted rate of $12 for 15 tickets. Tickets can be used for baskets and KP Teacher Experiences.

We are also looking for volunteers to help the night of the event. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who are coordinating our classroom baskets! Don’t forget to send in donations this week.

Order Your 2018-19 Yearbook Today! Deadline: Thursday, April 4

Yearbooks can be ordered online using yearbook ID code 13277219. Order forms went home in the February 26 Take-Home Tuesday, and can also be purchased payable by check to Kings Glen ES.

Crazy Sock Day - Friday, March 1

In honor of Read Across America day, which is celebrated every year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, SCA and the library have teamed up to create a "Fox in Socks" themed spirit wear day!  Students may wear jazzy socks to school on Friday, March 1 to celebrate.

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

Dear Families,

Fairfax County Public Schools will be conducting a survey to gather information about family engagement in our schools. Relationships are important to us, and your opinion is critical to help us support your engagement in your child’s education. Your feedback will also help us determine how well we are reaching the goals for Caring Culture we have set in our Strategic Plan. Survey translations will be made available, and the survey can be taken on electronic devices, including smartphones.

Survey administration is scheduled for March 24-April 12, 2019, and you will receive more information about how to take the survey in the near future.

We look forward to hearing from you!

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Feb 25 - Mar 1 ~ Zest/Enthusiasm Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s TONIGHT!

Support the PTA and your schools next Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3-9 PM at the newly remodeled Chuck E. Cheese’s (9404 Main St., Fairfax). Up to 20% of sales (food and games) will go to benefit the PTA. In addition, teachers can eat free and earn a trip to the Ticket Blaster (with school ID).

Baskets & Bingo - Friday, March 8

Baskets & Bingo is coming up! This event is fun for students and families, and also one of the PTA's major fundraisers, which helps us support our teachers and staff. (see top of page).

FCPS Needs Bus Drivers! Competitive Pay at $19.01/hour!

Fairfax County Public Schools invites qualified individuals to join our transportation team. This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents to earn income with benefits (and bring your preschooler to work with you!) Retirees, college students and career-switchers are also encouraged to apply.

(More Information)

Sleeping Beauty's Dream Saturday, March 16, 4 PM ~ Lake Braddock Secondary School

(More Information)

Feb. 27:  Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s (9404 Main St., Fairfax)

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Mar. 11:  Spirit Night at Flight Fit N Fun, 2-7 p.m. (FCPS early release day)

Mar. 16:  Sleeping Beauty's Dream, Lake Braddock SS, 4 p.m.

Apr. 9-11:  Kings Jesters presents 'Aladdin, Jr.', 7 p.m.

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Apr. 15-19:  Spring Break

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen February 25 is Spring Picture Day!

Class Pictures will be taken on this day as well. Picture forms went out in your child's Tuesday Take-Home folder on February 19th.

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

Dear Families,

Fairfax County Public Schools will be conducting a survey to gather information about family engagement in our schools. Relationships are important to us, and your opinion is critical to help us support your engagement in your child’s education. Your feedback will also help us determine how well we are reaching the goals for Caring Culture we have set in our Strategic Plan. Survey translations will be made available, and the survey can be taken on electronic devices, including smartphones.

Survey administration is scheduled for March 24-April 12, 2019, and you will receive more information about how to take the survey in the near future.

We look forward to hearing from you!

SCA thanks the KG Gator family!

Thank you to the KG Gator family for supporting our Valentine Candy Gram sales!  Over 1,200 Candy Grams were sold last week, and the $300 proceeds will be donated to the Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Basketball Team, a Fairfax County Youth Sports Program!!  Thank you!

Tdap Notice for Parents of 5th Graders

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

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit a copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork is submitted to the school office by June 13, 2019.

A Tdap Notice was sent home with all 5th Grade students in the progress report envelope on Tuesday, February 12th.

February Reading and Creative Challenge

Thank you to our participants who completed the January Reading Challenge. For February, the challenge is for you and a partner to create a diorama of a scene from a historical fiction or fantasy novel that you have read. Paper supplies for the diorama base can be found in the Art Room or in the library Makerspace. Watch this video if you're interested in learning how to make a diorama.

Remember to take and glue a picture of your diorama in the booklet, and show it to Mrs. Dean in the library. Bring your diorama to the library if you would like to put it on display. (More Information)

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Feb 18 - Feb 22 ~ Hope/Optimism Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s RESCHEDULED for Feb 27

Support the PTA and your schools next Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3-9 PM at the newly remodeled Chuck E. Cheese’s (9404 Main St., Fairfax). Up to 20% of sales (food and games) will go to benefit the PTA. In addition, teachers can eat free and earn a trip to the Ticket Blaster (with school ID).

Baskets & Bingo - Friday, March 8

Baskets & Bingo is coming up! This event is fun for students and families, and also one of the PTA's major fundraisers, which helps us support our teachers and staff. Students and their families can:

  • Play bingo in the KG cafeteria to win prizes
  • Buy tickets for raffle items which include themed baskets (such as Pokemon, Shopkins, books or gift cards)
  • Buy raffle tickets for Kings Park teacher experiences (ex. have pizza and a movie with your teacher!)
  • Bid on Kings Glen teacher experiences (ex. Play laser tag with your teacher)
  • Take a silly photo in the photo booth
  • Eat some pizza and snacks with your friends!

As part of Baskets & Bingo, each class provides a themed basket which is raffled off at the event.

 

We are looking for volunteers to serve as "Classroom Basket Parents" to coordinate and advertise their assigned theme to classroom parents, collect donated items, assemble them into a class basket, and bring it to Kings Glen ES after school on Friday, March 8th. Thank you in advance for your help, and feel free to contact Jessie Auten and Kirsten Pugh Walker with any questions!

We hope you will join us for this fun event on Friday, March 8th!

More Information/Buy Raffle Tickets/Basket Volunteer Sign-Up

FCPS Needs Bus Drivers! Competitive Pay at $19.01/hour!

Fairfax County Public Schools invites qualified individuals to join our transportation team. This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents to earn income with benefits (and bring your preschooler to work with you!) Retirees, college students and career-switchers are also encouraged to apply.

(More Information)

Feb. 18:  Presidents' Day (No School)

Feb. 25:  Picture Day

Feb. 27:  Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s (9404 Main St., Fairfax)

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Concert: 6:30 p.m. (students arrive at 6 p.m.)

Dress: White on top, black on bottom (evening concert only)

Congratulations to Lisa Rode, Grade 6 Teacher!

Mrs. Rode has been named the 2018-19 FCPS Region 4 Outstanding Elementary Teacher!

Tdap Notice for Parents of 5th Graders

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

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit a copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school.  It is recommended that all paperwork is submitted to the school office by June 13, 2019.

A Tdap Notice was sent home with all 5th Grade students in the progress report envelope on Tuesday, February 12th.

February Reading and Creative Challenge

Thank you to our participants who completed the January Reading Challenge. For February, the challenge is for you and a partner to create a diorama of a scene from a historical fiction or fantasy novel that you have read. Paper supplies for the diorama base can be found in the Art Room or in the library Makerspace. Watch this video if you're interested in learning how to make a diorama.

Remember to take and glue a picture of your diorama in the booklet, and show it to Mrs. Dean in the library. Bring your diorama to the library if you would like to put it on display. (More Information)

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Feb 11 - Feb 15 ~ Love Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Next PTA Meeting - Wednesday, Feb. 13

The next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 in the Kings Glen library. Please note that the time has been changed to accommodate our members who would like to the 4th Grade Strings concert.

Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese

Feb. 20:  Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s (9404 Main St., Fairfax)

Baskets & Bingo - Friday, March 8

Baskets & Bingo is coming up! This event is fun for students and families, and also one of the PTA's major fundraisers, which helps us support our teachers and staff. As part of Baskets & Bingo, each class provides a themed basket which is raffled off at the event.

 

We are looking for volunteers to serve as "Classroom Basket Parents" to coordinate and advertise their assigned theme to classroom parents, collect donated items, assemble them into a class basket, and bring it to Kings Glen ES after school on Friday, March 8th. Thank you in advance for your help, and feel free to contact Jessie Auten and Kirsten Pugh Walker with any questions!

More Information/Basket Volunteer Sign-Up

Feb. 13:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 13:  PTA Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Kings Glen Library (NEW TIME)

Feb. 18:  Presidents' Day (No School)

Feb. 20:  Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s (9404 Main St., Fairfax)

Feb. 25:  Picture Day

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

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

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Upcoming FCPS Survey

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Dear Gator Parents/Guardians,

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is studying how school environments relate to discipline practices in the school division. As part of the study, you will receive a survey from FCPS’ Office of Research and Strategic Improvement.  A small number of classrooms will also participate in the study’s student survey. The surveys are designed to help FCPS understand your and your child’s thoughts about the school environment and how discipline is approached in their school.

Surveys to parents will be translated into multiple languages and come via eNotify ("News You Choose"). Student surveys will be administered at school. Participation is voluntary for you and your child, and all responses will be anonymous.

I encourage you to participate in this important survey to help FCPS understand what is working well and where we can improve.

Thank you and Go Gators!

Sam

 

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Principal

Kings Glen Elementary

sam.elson@fcps.edu

703.239.4000

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Concert: 6:30 p.m. (students arrive at 6 p.m.)

Dress: White on top, black on bottom (evening concert only)

Kings Park Kindergarten Registration and Orientation

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open for our rising kindergarten students. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2019, please be sure to complete and return the 'Survey of Preschool Students' that was sent home in the January 29 Take-Home Tuesday envelopes.

(More Information)

February Reading and Creative Challenge

Thank you to our participants who completed the January Reading Challenge. For February, the challenge is for you and a partner to create a diorama of a scene from a historical fiction or fantasy novel that you have read. Paper supplies for the diorama base can be found in the Art Room or in the library Makerspace. Watch this video if you're interested in learning how to make a diorama.

Remember to take and glue a picture of your diorama in the booklet, and show it to Mrs. Dean in the library. Bring your diorama to the library if you would like to put it on display. (More Information)

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees. (Submit Your Story Here)

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Feb 4 - Feb 8 ~ Social Intelligence Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News STEM Night - RESCHEDULED for THIS Friday, February 8, 6-8 PM

Due to the snow day on February 1, STEM Night will be held this Friday, February 8th! Join us for a FREE, fun, family-friendly event that sparks passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) through activities and experiments for both students and their families. Activities include: Autocross a Space Rover, Make Your Own Slime, Engineering: Catapults, Coding for Kids, CSI: Forensic Science and more! (More Information)

Note that food will not be available at this event. Have questions or interested in volunteering? Sign-up to volunteer or contact Katie Cattell.

Silver Knights Chess Club - Starts Feb 13

Spots are still available. Club meets Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 from 2/13-4/24 (make-up class on 5/1, if needed). Club does not meet on 4/3, 4/10, 4/17. (Note: Due to schedule change, dates are different from what is listed in the SK website). All skill levels welcome. All equipment is provided (More Information).

Next PTA Meeting - Wed., Feb. 13

The next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 in the Kings Glen library. Please note that the time has been changed to accommodate our members who would like to the 4th Grade Strings concert.

Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese

Feb. 20:  Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s (9404 Main St., Fairfax)

Feb 8:  STEM Night (Rescheduled), 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen (FREE!)

Feb. 13:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 13:  PTA Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Kings Glen Library (NEW TIME)

Feb. 18:  Presidents' Day (No School)

Feb. 20:  Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s (9404 Main St., Fairfax)

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen No School for Students Monday, February 4, 2019

(County-Wide Staff Development)

4th Grade Strings Concert

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Concert: 6:30 p.m. (students arrive at 6 p.m.)

Dress: White on top, black on bottom (evening concert only)

January Reading and Creative Challenge

The January Reading and Creative Challenge is to find and make a healthy recipe from a cookbook or to create a fitness goal based on a sport that you have read about. You can post a picture of what you cooked or record your fitness goal in the booklet and show it to Mrs. Dean during library time. Happy reading!

Kings Park Kindergarten Registration and Orientation

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open for our rising kindergarten students. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2019, please be sure to complete and return the 'Survey of Preschool Students' that was sent home in the January 29 Take-Home Tuesday envelopes.

(More Information)

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Jan 28 - Feb 1

"Supporting Others When They Struggle" Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News STEM Night - Friday, February 1, 6-8 PM

Join us for a FREE, fun, family-friendly event that sparks passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) through activities and experiments for both students and their families. Activities include: Autocross a Space Rover, Make Your Own Slime, Engineering: Catapults, Coding for Kids, CSI: Forensic Science and more! (More Information)

Note that food will not be available at this event. Have questions or interested in volunteering? Sign-up to volunteer or contact Katie Cattell.

Next PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 in the Kings Glen library. Please note that the time has been changed to accommodate our members who would like to the 4th Grade Strings concert.

Feb. 1:  STEM Night at Kings Glen (FREE event), 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Feb. 4:  No School for Students (County-wide Staff Development Day)

Feb. 13:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 13:  PTA Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Kings Glen Library (NEW TIME)

Feb. 18:  Presidents' Day (No School)

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Apr. 10:  Kindergarten Orientation, Kings Park ES 2:45-3:45 p.m.

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Reminder: No School for Students Friday, January 25 is a Teacher Workday

 

Parents of 6th Graders

Last week your 6th grader brought home their Course Selection form for middle school and had the opportunity to listen to a Counselor from Lake Braddock Middle School talk about course selections and life in middle school.

Please review the letter and complete the course selection sheet with your child. Completed and signed Course Selection sheets are due to Kings Glen by Thursday, January 24.

4th Grade Strings Concert

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Concert: 6:30 p.m. (students arrive at 6 p.m.)

Dress: White on top, black on bottom (evening concert only)

January Reading and Creative Challenge

The January Reading and Creative Challenge is to find and make a healthy recipe from a cookbook or to create a fitness goal based on a sport that you have read about. You can post a picture of what you cooked or record your fitness goal in the booklet and show it to Mrs. Dean during library time. Happy reading!

Kings Glen/Lake Braddock Toy Drive

Kings Glen is helping the Lake Braddock Chorus collect new, unwrapped toys for children and teens undergoing treatment at INOVA Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with the Chorus’ annual Children’s Concert (January 19th @ 12:00 & 4:00 PM). The Lake Braddock High School, Middle School, and Elementary Area Chorus come together to sing all the favorite Disney songs and bring favorite Disney characters to life! Please place donations in the collection box near the main office from January 7-24, 2019. Thank you for helping children in our community!

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Jan 21 - Jan 25 ~ Prudence Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Winter After-School Activities Spots Still Available!

There are still some spots available in the upcoming Winter After-School Programs! At Kings Glen, we are offering Python Programming on Tuesdays. Classes begin January 22. (More Information)

STEM Night - Friday, February 1, 6:00-8:00 pm

Did you know that careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are growing more than twice as fast as the rest of the job market? You already know how valuable STEM is to your child’s future success... but do you know how much fun it can be? Come find out at the Kings Park / Kings Glen PTA STEM Night, a fun, family-friendly event that sparks passion for STEM through activities and experiments for both students and their families. (More Information and Volunteer Sign-Up) 

Next PTA Meeting February 13, 5:30 p.m. in the Kings Glen Library George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents Phantom Tollbooth

January 27 at 2 p.m. (More Information)

Jan. 27:  Phantom Tollbooth, 2 p.m. GMU Center for the Arts

Feb. 1:  STEM Night at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Feb. 13:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 13:  PTA Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Kings Glen Library

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

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

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6th Grade Parents - Save the Date

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SAVE THE DATE!

This year's 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 8:45 a.m.  Please make note of this day and date, as it is a change from past years.  This wonderful event will take place two days before the last day of school, this year.

Thanks so much,

Sam

 

Samuel L. Elson

Principal, Kings Glen Elementary

sam.elson@fcps.edu

 

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Concert: 6:30 p.m. (students arrive at 6 p.m.)

Dress: White on top, black on bottom (evening concert only)

January Reading and Creative Challenge

The January Reading and Creative Challenge is to find and make a healthy recipe from a cookbook or to create a fitness goal based on a sport that you have read about. You can post a picture of what you cooked or record your fitness goal in the booklet and show it to Mrs. Dean during library time. Happy reading!

Kings Glen/Lake Braddock Toy Drive

Kings Glen is helping the Lake Braddock Chorus collect new, unwrapped toys for children and teens undergoing treatment at INOVA Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with the Chorus’ annual Children’s Concert (January 19th @ 12:00 & 4:00 PM). The Lake Braddock High School, Middle School, and Elementary Area Chorus come together to sing all the favorite Disney songs and bring favorite Disney characters to life! Please place donations in the collection box near the main office from January 7-24, 2019. Thank you for helping children in our community!

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Jan 14 - Jan 18 ~ Hope Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Winter After-School Activities Spots Still Available!

There are still some spots available in the upcoming Winter After-School Programs! At Kings Glen, we are offering Python Programming on Tuesdays. Classes begin January 22. (More Information)

STEM Night - Friday, February 1, 6:00-8:00 pm

Did you know that careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are growing more than twice as fast as the rest of the job market? You already know how valuable STEM is to your child’s future success... but do you know how much fun it can be? Come find out at the Kings Park / Kings Glen PTA STEM Night, a fun, family-friendly event that sparks passion for STEM through activities and experiments for both students and their families. (More Information and Volunteer Sign-Up) 

Feb. 1:  STEM Night at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Feb. 13:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Advanced Academics Referral Deadline: January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 is the deadline for submitting an AAP Level IV referral. Level IV services are Full-Time Advanced Academic Services for students in grades 3-8; Kings Glen students who are eligible attend Keene Mill ES for elementary school and Lake Braddock for Middle School.  

Additional information can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website under Full-Time Level IV Services and Screening Procedures. 

For additional information, parents may contact Cindy Agner caagner@fcps.edu

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School

You and your rising 7th grader are invited to Lake Braddock Middle School’s Curriculum Night on Thursday, January 10, 2019 starting at 6:30 PM. During the Curriculum Fair, families will be able to walk around and speak to teachers regarding their programs and also take a brief tour of the building with one of our student ambassadors.

Kings Glen/Lake Braddock Toy Drive

Kings Glen is helping the Lake Braddock Chorus collect new, unwrapped toys for children and teens undergoing treatment at INOVA Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with the Chorus’ annual Children’s Concert (January 19th @ 12:00 & 4:00 PM). The Lake Braddock High School, Middle School, and Elementary Area Chorus come together to sing all the favorite Disney songs and bring favorite Disney characters to life! Please place donations in the collection box near the main office from January 7-24, 2019. Thank you for helping children in our community!

Health Room Volunteer Training

We are seeking Health Room Volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. Volunteers may help provide care for sick and injured students and assist with administrative duties in our School Health Rooms. Please contact the school Public Health Nurse for more information about the training: Kristy Vitter RN ~ 703-258-9942 ~ Kristy.vitter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Join the Lake Braddock Varsity Dance Team for the 18th Annual Junior Dance Workshop!

(Girls and boys ages 4-12; preschool through 6th grade)

Watch your child perform with the Varsity Dance Team during half-time at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game (Free entry for LBABC members or $5 entrance fee for fans; game start time is around 7:30 p.m.). 

Details and Registration

Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 11, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration: Fee is due at check-in (cash or check payable to LBABC)

Fee includes:  Workshop, performance, T-shirt*, and snack.

$40 if registered by midnight on Dec. 14 (workshop T-shirt guaranteed)

$45 for walk-ins the day of the workshop (no guarantee of T-shirt)

Thank you for supporting the Lake Braddock Varsity Dance Team!

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Jan 07 - Jan 11 ~ Perseverence Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Winter After-School Activities Spots Still Available!

There are still some spots available in the upcoming Winter After-School Programs! At Kings Glen, we are offering Python Programming on Tuesdays. Classes begin January 22. (More Information)

STEM Night - Friday, February 1, 6:00-8:00 pm

Did you know that careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are growing more than twice as fast as the rest of the job market? You already know how valuable STEM is to your child’s future success... but do you know how much fun it can be? Come find out at the Kings Park / Kings Glen PTA STEM Night, a fun, family-friendly event that sparks passion for STEM through activities and experiments for both students and their families. (More Information and Volunteer Sign-Up) 

Jan. 10:  Deadline for AAP Referral

Jan. 10:  Lake Braddock Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Graders, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 11:  Lake Braddock 18th Annual Junior Dance Workshop, 5-9 p.m.

Feb. 1:  STEM Night at Kings Glen, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

Feb. 13:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 8:  Baskets & Bingo, 6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen December 24 - January 4

Friday, December 21 ~ Full day of school

We wish our Kings Glen families a wonderful and restful Winter Break!  (Reminder: Kings Glen will be closed during break).

Please Check Lost and Found Before Winter Break

Please have your child check the Lost and Found table in the cafeteria before Winter Break for missing coats, gloves, lunch boxes, etc. We have quite a collection of items on the table. Since the school will be closed during Winter Break, students and parents will not have access to the buildling to check for missing items.

Advanced Academics Referral Deadline: January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 is the deadline for submitting an AAP Level IV referral. Level IV services are Full-Time Advanced Academic Services for students in grades 3-8; Kings Glen students who are eligible attend Keene Mill ES for elementary school and Lake Braddock for Middle School.  

Additional information can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website under Full-Time Level IV Services and Screening Procedures. 

For additional information, parents may contact Cindy Agner caagner@fcps.edu

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School

You and your rising 7th grader are invited to Lake Braddock Middle School’s Curriculum Night on Thursday, January 10, 2019 starting at 6:30 PM. During the Curriculum Fair, families will be able to walk around and speak to teachers regarding their programs and also take a brief tour of the building with one of our student ambassadors.

Kings Glen/Lake Braddock Toy Drive

Kings Glen is helping the Lake Braddock Chorus collect new, unwrapped toys for children and teens undergoing treatment at INOVA Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with the Chorus’ annual Children’s Concert (January 19th @ 12:00 & 4:00 PM). The Lake Braddock High School, Middle School, and Elementary Area Chorus come together to sing all the favorite Disney songs and bring favorite Disney characters to life! Please place donations in the collection box near the main office from January 7-24, 2019. Thank you for helping children in our community!

December KG Reading and Creative Challenge

Thank you to the 57 students who participated in the November KG Reading and Creative Challenge! Their names are posted on the library bulletin board. Just a reminder that the December challenge is a Non-fiction book talk, so if you would like to participate, bring your non-fiction book during library time. Even if students did not participate in the November challenge, they can still participate in this one. Happy Reading!

Health Room Volunteer Training

We are seeking Health Room Volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. Volunteers may help provide care for sick and injured students and assist with administrative duties in our School Health Rooms. Please contact the school Public Health Nurse for more information about the training: Kristy Vitter RN ~ 703-258-9942 ~ Kristy.vitter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Join the Lake Braddock Varsity Dance Team for the 18th Annual Junior Dance Workshop!

(Girls and boys ages 4-12; preschool through 6th grade)

Watch your child perform with the Varsity Dance Team during half-time at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game (Free entry for LBABC members or $5 entrance fee for fans; game start time is around 7:30 p.m.). 

Details and Registration

Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 11, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration: Fee is due at check-in (cash or check payable to LBABC)

Fee includes:  Workshop, performance, T-shirt*, and snack.

$40 if registered by midnight on Dec. 14 (workshop T-shirt guaranteed)

$45 for walk-ins the day of the workshop (no guarantee of T-shirt)

Thank you for supporting the Lake Braddock Varsity Dance Team!

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Dec 17 - Dec 21 ~ Self-Control Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Winter After-School Activities

Registration for Winter After-School Programs is now open. Classes begin January 22, 2019 (More Information)

Teacher Tastes & Tidbits

Are you looking to say thank you to a teacher or staff member? All staff have been given the option to fill out a “Teacher Tastes & Tidbits” form with information such as favorite stores and restaurants, classroom needs/wants, favorite authors and more. (More Information)

Dec. 24-Jan. 4:  Winter Break

Jan. 10:  Deadline for AAP Referral

Jan. 10:  Lake Braddock Curriculum Night for Rising 7th Graders, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 11:  Lake Braddock 18th Annual Junior Dance Workshop, 5-9 p.m.

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen 3-Hour Early Release Day Friday, December 14

Students will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m.

6th Grade Winter Band Concert Tuesday, December 18, 6:30 PM

(Student musicians report to Kings Glen at 6 PM)

December 24 - January 4

Friday, December 21 ~ Full day of school

Monday, January 7 ~ Students return to school

Advanced Academics Referral Deadline: January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 is the deadline for submitting an AAP Level IV referral. Level IV services are Full-Time Advanced Academic Services for students in grades 3-8; Kings Glen students who are eligible attend Keene Mill ES for elementary school and Lake Braddock for Middle School.  

Additional information can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website under Full-Time Level IV Services and Screening Procedures. 

For additional information, parents may contact Cindy Agner caagner@fcps.edu

December KG Reading and Creative Challenge

Thank you to the 57 students who participated in the November KG Reading and Creative Challenge! Their names are posted on the library bulletin board. Just a reminder that the December challenge is a Non-fiction book talk, so if you would like to participate, bring your non-fiction book during library time. Even if students did not participate in the November challenge, they can still participate in this one. Happy Reading!

Health Room Volunteer Training

We are seeking Health Room Volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. Volunteers may help provide care for sick and injured students and assist with administrative duties in our School Health Rooms. Please contact the school Public Health Nurse for more information about the training: Kristy Vitter RN ~ 703-258-9942 ~ Kristy.vitter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Join the Lake Braddock Varsity Dance Team for the 18th Annual Junior Dance Workshop!

(Girls and boys ages 4-12; preschool through 6th grade)

Watch your child perform with the Varsity Dance Team during half-time at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game (Free entry for LBABC members or $5 entrance fee for fans; game start time is around 7:30 p.m.). 

Details and Registration

Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 11, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Lake Braddock Secondary School

Registration: Fee is due at check-in (cash or check payable to LBABC)

Fee includes:  Workshop, performance, T-shirt*, and snack.

$40 if registered by midnight on Dec. 14 (workshop T-shirt guaranteed)

$45 for walk-ins the day of the workshop (no guarantee of T-shirt)

Thank you for supporting the Lake Braddock Varsity Dance Team!

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Dec 10 - Dec 14 Humility Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Winter After-School Activities

Registration for Winter After-School Programs is now open. Classes begin January 22, 2019 (More Information)

Teacher Tastes & Tidbits

Are you looking to say thank you to a teacher or staff member? All staff have been given the option to fill out a “Teacher Tastes & Tidbits” form with information such as favorite stores and restaurants, classroom needs/wants, favorite authors and more. (More Information)

Next PTA Meeting at Kings Glen

Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m.

(Select KG Strings students will be performing)

e-Notify Emergency Messages Will Be Communicated via New Vendor Beginning December 14

Fairfax County Public Schools will be moving to a new vendor to provide emergency and essential email, text, and phone notifications beginning December 14, 2018. If you currently receive emergency and essential communications via email, text, or phone, you do not need to do anything as you will continue to receive this information.

Parents and guardians who have included a cellphone number (in the cellphone field) on a student’s emergency care card will receive a text message on December 14 to confirm the account is set up to receive text messages from FCPS.  You do not need to do anything when you receive the text message from the new vendor, School Messenger, on December 14th. If you do not receive a text message, please check the contact information listed on your child’s emergency care card in weCare. Your cellphone number must be listed in the cellphone field in order to receive text messages from FCPS.

New this year, parents can enter their student’s cellphone number in weCare so that their student will also receive text messages for delayed openings, school closings, and late bus notifications. The student’s cellphone number will need to be entered in Section 4, under Additional Information.  If the student’s cellphone is listed in weCare, they will also receive the text message on December 14. 

Emergency and essential information includes:

  • Emergency
  • Delayed openings/school closings
  •  Attendance
  • Early release
  • Buses running late
  • Low lunch balance
  • Power, telephone, internet outages or facility repairs
  • Back to school information
  • Important testing dates

If you have recently changed your contact information, please be sure to update the emergency contact information in weCare.

As a reminder, in addition to email and text messages, all FCPS weather delays and openings are also posted on Twitter, Facebook, FCPS website, school websites, and local radio and television broadcasts. Read more about Weather Cancellation Procedures.

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

Dec. 14:  3-Hour Early Release (students dismissed at 12:25 p.m.)

Dec. 18:  Grade 6 Winter Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 24-Jan. 4:  Winter Break

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

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

Student Survey on School Climate (coming in January)

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Dear Kings Glen Parents/Guardians,

This winter our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Education and the University of Virginia, is participating in a statewide student school climate survey. The purpose of this survey is to help schools assess their progress in establishing a positive school climate that promotes student learning.

I am writing to provide you with information on the student survey. The survey, to be conducted sometime in mid-January, will be completed online using computers at school.  The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous.  No one will know how your child answered the survey.  Parents will not have access to their child’s survey answers. There is a copy of the survey available at school for your review and is available online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/school-climate/index.shtml.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them, and how they feel about attending school. They will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed at school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

The survey is voluntary, and your child can decide not to participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify the school office by telephone or letter by January 9, 2019.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important study of school climate.

 

Samuel L. Elson

Principal

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen 5th/6th Grade Strings and Chorus Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 11 ∼ Assembly 1:50 PM,  Evening 6:30 PM

Dress: chorus shirt and jeans for afternoon assembly, Strings wear same OR white shirt and jeans

Evening concert: Call time 6:00 PM, wear black on bottom, white on top

Advanced Academics Referral Deadline: January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 is the deadline for submitting an AAP Level IV referral. Level IV services are Full-Time Advanced Academic Services for students in grades 3-8; Kings Glen students who are eligible attend Keene Mill ES for elementary school and Lake Braddock for Middle School.  

Additional information can be found on the Advanced Academic Programs website under Full-Time Level IV Services and Screening Procedures. 

For additional information, parents may contact Cindy Agner caagner@fcps.edu

Help us get more smiles in the yearbook!

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

Annual Junior Varsity Dance Team Workshop at LBSS!

Our workshop & performance will be held on January 11, 2019! Proceeds help to fund the purchase of uniforms, supplies, and other team expenses. This is a spectacular event your children won’t want to miss, and one they will remember for years to come! Register by midnight on December 14 to be guaranteed a workshop T-shirt.

KGES Character Strengths: The Positivity Project

Kings Glen ES is a Partner School in the Positivity Project, where one "character strength" is featured each week. Families can learn more about the Positivity Project here. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

Dec 3 - Dec 7 Kindness Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Winter After-School Activities

Registration for Winter After-School Programs is now open. Classes begin January 22, 2019 (More Information)

Teacher Tastes & Tidbits

Are you looking to say thank you to a teacher or staff member? All staff have been given the option to fill out a “Teacher Tastes & Tidbits” form with information such as favorite stores and restaurants, classroom needs/wants, favorite authors and more. (More Information)

Next PTA Meeting at Kings Glen

Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m.

(Select KG Strings students will be performing)

e-Notify Emergency Messages Will Be Communicated via New Vendor Beginning December 14

Fairfax County Public Schools will be moving to a new vendor to provide emergency and essential email, text, and phone notifications beginning December 14, 2018. If you currently receive emergency and essential communications via email, text, or phone, you do not need to do anything as you will continue to receive this information. 

Parents and guardians who have included a cellphone number (in the cellphone field) on a student’s emergency care card will receive a text message on December 14 to confirm the account is set up to receive text messages from FCPS.  You do not need to do anything when you receive the text message from the new vendor, School Messenger, on December 14th. If you do not receive a text message, please check the contact information listed on your child’s emergency care card in weCare. Your cellphone number must be listed in the cellphone field in order to receive text messages from FCPS.

New this year, parents can enter their student’s cellphone number in weCare so that their student will also receive text messages for delayed openings, school closings, and late bus notifications. The student’s cellphone number will need to be entered in Section 4, under Additional Information.  If the student’s cellphone is listed in weCare, they will also receive the text message on December 14. 

Emergency and essential information includes:

  • Emergency
  • Delayed openings/school closings
  •  Attendance
  • Early release
  • Buses running late
  • Low lunch balance
  • Power, telephone, internet outages or facility repairs
  • Back to school information
  • Important testing dates

If you have recently changed your contact information, please be sure to update the emergency contact information in weCare.

As a reminder, in addition to email and text messages, all FCPS weather delays and openings are also posted on Twitter, Facebook, FCPS website, school websites, and local radio and television broadcasts. Read more about Weather Cancellation Procedures.

Dec. 11:  Grades 5 & 6 Winter Chorus and Strings Concert

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

Dec. 14:  3-Hour Early Release (students dismissed at 12:25 p.m.)

Dec. 18:  Grade 6 Winter Band Concert

Dec. 24-Jan. 4:  Winter Break

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

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

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