Kings Glen Gator Bytes September 22, 2022: BOOSTER FUN RUN & PEACHWAVE

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Booster Fun Run and Peachwave! Friday, September 23

A huge THANK YOU to the Kings Park and Kings Glen community for your support of our annual fundraiser!  We reached our goal of $35,000 but want to raise as much as we can to support the plans for flexible seating, updates to the Kings Glen library, indoor and outdoor sensory areas at Kings Park, as well as for other school and PTA projects.

** You can still Register, Share & Donate here**

Tomorrow, everyone will get to participate in the Fun Run.  Please remember to dress appropriately, as the event will be outside (Kings Park in the morning; Kings Glen in the afternoon).  Students will receive their Free Fun Run T-Shirt at school on Friday.  Come out and cheer the students on!  Please check out the full schedule here.  Parents are welcome to attend!  A sign-in table will be set up near the field.

  • Kings Glen 6th Grade: 1:30-2:00 PM
  • Kings Glen 5th Grade:  2:05-2:35 PM
  • Kings Glen 4th Grade:  2:40-3:10 PM
Peachwave Spirit Night Friday, September 23, 4-9 PM

The first Spirit Night of the year is Friday night. Head over to Peachwave in University Mall and enjoy a frozen treat from 4-9pm. Mention KP/KG PTA and 15% of all sales will go to the PTA!

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 September 21, 2022

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES REMINDER: No School for Students Monday, September 26

Monday, September 26 is a Professional Development Day for All FCPS Staff - No School for Students

Boosterthon Fun Run THIS FRIDAY, September 23!!

We’re so grateful for all the engagement and support with our fundraiser - we hope the students have been having as much fun as we have with the program this year.  ALL students will get to participate in the Fun Run this Friday, September 23.

(Fun Run Schedule)      (Volunteer)      (Boosterthon Information)

Overview of Advanced Academic Programs Services

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

Please find attached the AAP Fall Newsletter, providing an overview of the continuum of Advanced Academic services in FCPS.

Kings Glen will be offering two parent question/answer sessions regarding AAP sessions:

  • September 27 at 9:15am will be a hybrid session, offering both in person and via Zoom about AAP at Kings Glen.
  • October 11 at 6:30pm will be a Zoom session for question/answers about level IV screening in FCPS. Please complete this form if you would like the link for the Zoom sessions.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Rode.

Pixel Can Art Food Drive Now Through the End of October

What: We are collecting 14-16 oz. sized cans of vegetables and beans

When: Collection of cans starts NOW until the end of OCTOBER.

Where: Drop of your cans and other dry food goods in the boxes by the front office.

Why: We will donate the food to ECHO in Springfield. Before it is donated, students will create a pixel can art sculpture to be displayed for the school.

FCPS Parent Orchestra!!

Learn a Strings instrument along with your child! FCPS Parent Orchestra meets every other Thursday evening from 7-8 PM at Annandale HS or you can live stream in. Please visit this site as soon as possible to sign up! Oh – it’s free!! You WILL need an instrument to play but you can use your child’s or rent your own. We now have four levels of orchestra starting with beginners and Dr. Keenan is one of the instructors. (Register Here)

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Family Signature September 30th

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

Key changes to the document for the 2022-23 school year include: 

  • Adding rights to protect citizenship and immigration status from unauthorized sharing.
  • Changes to FCPS’ Acceptable Use Policy Regulation for Technology.
  • A new section on cell phones.

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Quick Links

 

 KP/KG PTA News Booster Fun Run

We’re so grateful for all the engagement and support with our fundraiser - we hope the students have been having as much fun as we have with the program this year.  ALL students will get to participate in the Fun Run this Friday, September 23.  The schedule for the day is available here. If you’re interested in volunteering during the event day on Friday, check out our Sign-Up Genius here. Full information on the program can be found here

Peachwave Spirit Night

To cap off our fundraiser on Friday, we’ve partnered with Peachwave for our first Spirit Night of the school year.  Enjoy a frozen treat in University Mall from 4-9pm while supporting your school.

Final Reminder: Fall after-school Activities

Kings Park is offering chess, yoga, and coding, and Kings Glen is offering chess, Run Fit Kidz, and coding.  More details have come home in flyers with your student(s) and can be found here!

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week

Our highly successful Spirit Week is back, the week of October 3-7.  Order all week, at any time of the day, and just mention the KP/KG PTA at the Burke Chick-Fil-A - 15% of the proceeds will be donated back to your school!

Join the PTA

Thanks to everyone that has already joined the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year!  We hope all families will consider joining this year.  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

A great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our emails and/or join our Facebook group.  An updated PTA events calendar can also be found here.  Our monthly newsletter is also a great resource to find out more about the PTA.  Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Volunteer with the PTA

Volunteering is certainly not a requirement of joining the PTA, but we are always looking for more help!  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!

Sept 23:  PTA Boosterthon Fun Run

Sept 23:  PTA Peachwave Spirit Night (See Above)

Sept 26:  Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

Sept 30:  SR&R forms due

Oct 3-7:  PTA Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week (See Above)

Oct 5:  Yom Kippur (No School For Students)

Oct 10:  Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

Oct 15:   AAP Level IV Referrals Due

Oct 24:  Diwali (No School for Students)

Oct 28:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hr Early Release)

Oct 31:  Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

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 September 19, 2022: PTA SPIRITWEAR SALE ENDS TODAY!

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES KP/KG PTA Spiritwear Sale Ends Tonight!

Please remember to place your Kings Park and Kings Glen spiritwear orders before 11:59 PM tonight, Monday, September 19th.  All sales are final - delivery is expected in about 20 business days.  Link to the store can be found here.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected].

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 September 14, 2022

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Boosterthon 2022 Fundraiser Begins TODAY, September 14th!

The Boosterthon Fun Run is the PTA's largest fundraiser of each school year.  We are excited to kick off this year's event with a digital kickoff on Wednesday, September 14 and the actual Fun Run on Friday, September 23.  The PTA is looking forward to a fun event that supports our wonderful schools!

AAP Fall Newsletter

Families, please find attached the AAP Fall Newsletter, providing an overview of the continuum of Advanced Academic services in FCPS. More information about the continuum of services in elementary school will be shared next week in a short joint video from our Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) -- Mrs. Keane (Kings Park) and Mrs. Rode (Kings Glen). Each school will also host a parent coffee for interested families, providing an opportunity to ask any follow-up questions directly of Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode.

Mrs. Rode will host Kings Glen families on Tuesday, September 27, from 9:15-10:15am in Room 106.

Level IV AAP Referrals are due for the 22-23 School Year on October 15.  Email Mrs. Rode, AART with questions.

Parent Volunteers Needed for KGES Library

The KGES Library is looking for a few regular parent volunteers to help with reshelving and other library-related projects for the 2022-2023 school year. We are especially in need of volunteers on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, from 12:30-2:30pm.  If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Dean

Attention All Musicians at Kings Glen!!

Enrollment forms were sent home with all students on Tuesday, Aug 30 in their Tuesday folder. You can also access the enrollment forms below:

Please do not hesitate to email Dr. Keenan (Strings), Ms. D’Alelio (Chorus), or Ms. VanValkenburg (Band), if you have any questions.  Enrollment forms were due on Friday, September 9, so if your child hasn't turned in the form yet, please do so by Friday, September 16.

Payments for instrument rentals can be made via MySchoolBucks, or by cash or check (payable to Kings Glen ES).

FCPS Parent Orchestra!!

Learn a Strings instrument along with your child! FCPS Parent Orchestra meets every other Thursday evening from 7-8 PM at Annandale HS or you can live stream in. Please visit this site as soon as possible to sign up! Oh – it’s free!! You WILL need an instrument to play but you can use your child’s or rent your own. We now have four levels of orchestra starting with beginners and Dr. Keenan is one of the instructors. (Register Here)

The Trex Recycling Program is Back!

Please send in plastic bags, films and wraps. The challenge is bigger this year as we will compete against other schools!

Parents, be on the lookout for a sign-up to help with bag pick up/drop off.  Please email Michelle Anderson if you have questions.

School & Community Recycling Programs | NexTrex

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Family Signature September 30th

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

Key changes to the document for the 2022-23 school year include: 

  • Adding rights to protect citizenship and immigration status from unauthorized sharing.
  • Changes to FCPS’ Acceptable Use Policy Regulation for Technology.
  • A new section on cell phones.

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Text Messages for Parents

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Tutor.com Available All School Year

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will continue to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided in the following instructional video: 

Tutor.com: How it Works Elementary

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Quick Links

 

 KP/KG PTA News PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair

Please join us on Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm at Kings Glen for our Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair!  Enjoy a cold treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  We still have space available for any group that is interested in having a presence - email [email protected] if you are interested!

Spiritwear

The store is OPEN!  Check it out here and place your orders before September 19th.  Questions?  Email [email protected].

Boosterthon Fun Run

The Boosterthon Fun Run is the PTA's largest fundraiser of each school year.  We are excited to kick off this year's event with a digital kickoff on Wednesday, September 14 and the actual Fun Run on Friday, September 23.  The PTA is looking forward to a fun event that supports our wonderful schools!

Fall after-school Activities

Kings Park is offering chess, yoga, and coding, and Kings Glen is offering chess, Run Fit Kidz, and coding.  More details are coming home in flyers with your student(s) and can be found here!

Join the PTA

Thanks to everyone that has already joined the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year!  We hope all families will consider joining this year.  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!  Thanks to everyone that joined our first PTA meeting of the school year.  Our budget was adopted, and that and other materials from the meeting can be found here.

Keep in Touch with the PTA

A great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our emails and/or join our Facebook group.  An updated PTA events calendar can also be found here. Our monthly newsletter is also a great resource to find out more about the PTA.  Email the PTA if you have any questions.

Volunteer with the PTA

Volunteering is certainly not a requirement of joining the PTA, but we are always looking for more help!  Please complete this form to let us know how you can help!

Fall after-school Activities

Registration will be opening up soon for the fall.  Kings Park will offer chess, yoga, and coding, and Kings Glen will offer chess, Run Fit Kidz, and coding.  Stay tuned for more details!

Care to Share

We have launched the Care to Share program for the new school year!  Its success depends on volunteers. More information can be found here.

Sept 14:  PTA Boosterthon Kick-Off

Sept 16:  PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 23:  PTA Boosterthon Fun Run

Sept 26:  Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

Sept 30:  SR&R forms due

Oct 5:  Yom Kippur (No School For Students)

Oct 10:  Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

Oct 15:   AAP Level IV Referrals Due

Oct 24:  Diwali (No School for Students)

Oct 28:  First Quarter Ends (2-Hr Early Release)

Oct 31:  Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

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 September 8, 2022 DIGITAL CONSENT FORMS NEEDED!!

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Parents and Guardians of Kings Glen Students - Your Digital Consent Needed!

If you have not yet given your consent for your child(ren) to use specific digital apps this school year, please do so today!

Kings Glen teachers use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used.

Please complete this form so that your child can use these approved digital resources at Kings Glen. Thank you!

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 September 7, 2022

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Attention All Musicians at Kings Glen!! Due Friday, September 9

This week your child heard a demonstrations in Chorus (5th/6th grades), Band (5th/6th grades), and Strings (4th/5th/6th grades). Enrollment forms were sent home with all students on Tuesday, Aug 30 in their Tuesday folder. You can also access the enrollment forms below:

Please do not hesitate to email Dr. Keenan (Strings), Ms. D’Alelio (Chorus), or Ms. VanValkenburg (Band), if you have any questions.  Enrollment forms should be completed and turned in no later than Friday, September 9.

Payments for instrument rentals can be made via MySchoolBucks, or by cash or check (payable to Kings Glen ES).

SR&R Updates 2022 Student Rights & Responsibilities Includes Cell Phone Usage Update

The Student Rights and Responsibilities document (SR&R) explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. Read the Letter from the Superintendent on the 2022-23 Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Families.

Key changes to the document for the 2022-23 school year include: 

  • Adding rights to protect citizenship and immigration status from unauthorized sharing.
  • Changes to FCPS’ Acceptable Use Policy Regulation for Technology.
  • A new section on cell phones.

The new section on cell phones prohibits cell phone use in classrooms. We recognize that this new policy will be a shift for many students and families this year, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning. Schools are partnering with parents to have students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class.

  • Students in K-8 must keep phones silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day unless there is a medical need or emergency, or teachers have allowed the usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool. Cell phones may only be used on campus before and after school. (Except in secondary schools where students in grades 7 and 8 may use phones during passing periods)

If a parent or guardian believes their child requires access to a personally owned device(s) as an accommodation, they should contact child’s school team—i.e., 504 Committee, Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team, English Language Committee, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Team—to schedule a meeting to have their request considered. 

Parents should talk to their child(ren) before the start of the school year about these expectations for this upcoming school year. Families may also review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users. More information about the SR&R is available online.

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Family Signature September 30th

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

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Text Messages for Parents

Parents can Receive Text Messages from FCPS for Emergencies and Essential Information

Make sure your cell phone numbers are listed in the parent/guardian contact information section on the emergency care information form for each of your children. Parents and guardians can view and update emergency contact information online using [email protected]

Text messages will be sent in the event of emergencies, delays or school closings, if buses are running more than 30 minutes late, if your student missed the morning attendance deadline, and for other important reminders. 

Standard message and data charges may apply for text messages depending on your cell phone service plan. More about text messages is available online.

Tutor.com Available All School Year

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will continue to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided in the following instructional video: 

Tutor.com: How it Works Elementary

What Is Schoology? (FCPS' Classroom Learning Software System)

Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

Parent accounts will be available after August 18. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account.

More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online

Parent Report Available to Monitor Child’s Online Activity (Lightspeed)

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s online activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families.

You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours.

Find out more and sign up for these services on our Lightspeed Parent Report Request website.

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Kings Glen ES or any FCPS employee.

Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

Lake Braddock Cheer Team Parents Night Out Friday, September 9, 6-9 p.m.

On September 9th from 6-9pm the Lake Braddock Cheer is hosting a Parents Night Out event for students in PK- 8th grade. While you enjoy a night out, your child will enjoy a pizza dinner, games, a craft and will learn a few cheers/stunts, all while making new friends. All participants are welcome to join the Varsity Cheer team on the sideline during the first quarter of the next home game on September 16th! To register you can email Coach Gaines or register here.

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Quick Links

 

 KP/KG PTA News First PTA Meeting of the School Year

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00pm in the Kings Glen Library (also available on zoom) for the first PTA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year!  We will be voting on the PTA budget and look forward to discussing with the community everything we have planned.  Zoom details are available on Facebook and on our Google calendar.

PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair

Please join us on Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm at Kings Glen!  Enjoy a cold treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  We still have space available for any group that is interested in having a presence - email [email protected] if you are interested!

Join the PTA

Thanks to everyone that has already joined the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year!  We hope all families will consider joining this year.  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

A great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our emails and/or join our Facebook group.  An updated PTA events calendar can also be found here.  Reach out to [email protected]gmail.com if you have any questions.

Boosterthon Fun Run

The Boosterthon Fun Run is the PTA's largest fundraiser of each school year.  We are excited to kick off this year's event with a digital kickoff on Wednesday, September 14 and the actual Fun Run on Friday, September 23.  The PTA is looking forward to a fun event that supports our wonderful schools!

Volunteer with the PTA

Volunteering is certainly not a requirement of joining the PTA, but we are always looking for more help!  Please complete this form to let us know how you can help!

Fall after-school Activities

Registration will be opening up soon for the fall.  Kings Park will offer chess, yoga, and coding, and Kings Glen will offer chess, Run Fit Kidz, and coding.  Stay tuned for more details!

Care to Share

We have launched the Care to Share program for the new school year!  Its success depends on volunteers - more information can be found here.

Spiritwear

The store is OPEN!  Check it out here and place your orders before September 19th.  Questions?  Email [email protected]

Sept 8:  PTA Meeting (7 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 9:  Band/Strings/Chorus Enrollment forms due

Sept 9:  LBSS Cheer Team Parents Night Out (6-9 p.m. at LBSS)

Sept 14:  PTA Boosterthon Kick-Off

Sept 16:  PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 23:  PTA Boosterthon Fun Run

Sept 30:  SR&R forms due

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

Kings Glen Gator Bytes August 31, 2022

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Calendar Reminder:  Labor Day Holiday Friday, Sept. 2nd & Monday, Sept. 5th

Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Kings Glen, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://kingsglenes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools.

You can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.  We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, so your child can use the digital apps found here. Thank you for your assistance! 

Attention All Musicians at Kings Glen!! Due Friday, September 9

This week your child heard a demonstrations in Chorus (5th/6th grades), Band (5th/6th grades), and Strings (4th/5th/6th grades). Enrollment forms were sent home with all students on Tuesday, Aug 30 in their Tuesday folder. You can also access the enrollment forms below:

Please do not hesitate to email Dr. Keenan (Strings), Ms. D’Alelio (Chorus), or Ms. VanValkenburg (Band), if you have any questions.  Enrollment forms should be completed and turned in no later than Friday, September 9.

Payments for instrument rentals can be made via MySchoolBucks, or by cash or check (payable to Kings Glen ES).

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. 

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill. 

Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

2022-23 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights.

In its Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices.

Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. Parents with children at different grade levels should read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2022-23 Opt-Out Booklets.

What Is Schoology? (FCPS' Classroom Learning Software System)

Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

Parent accounts will be available after August 18. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account.

More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online

Parent Report Available to Monitor Child’s Online Activity (Lightspeed)

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s online activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families.

You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours.

Find out more and sign up for these services on our Lightspeed Parent Report Request website.

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Kings Glen ES or any FCPS employee.

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Quick Links

Parent Information Line Available in 8 Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

Breakfast and Lunch for 2022-23

Parents can set up an account through MySchoolBucks to purchase lunch or breakfast for your child(ren) during the school year.  Breakfast is $1.75, at elementary school, lunch is $3.35.  Milk (sold separately) is $0.60.

Students wishing to purchase a second entree may do so for an additional cost of $2.75

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families will need to apply for Free and Reduced-price meals, which they have not had to do since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. 

Please know that we will not share your data or personal information with anyone else. See FCPS’ Trust Policy.

Lake Braddock Cheer Team Parents Night Out Friday, September 9, 6-9 p.m.

On September 9th from 6-9pm the Lake Braddock Cheer is hosting a Parents Night Out event for students in PK- 8th grade. While you enjoy a night out, your child will enjoy a pizza dinner, games, a craft and will learn a few cheers/stunts, all while making new friends. All participants are welcome to join the Varsity Cheer team on the sideline during the first quarter of the next home game on September 16th! To register you can email Coach Gaines or register here.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.  An updated PTA events calendar can also be found here.

Volunteer with the PTA

Volunteering is certainly not a requirement of joining the PTA, but we are always looking for more help!  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!

First PTA Meeting of the School Year

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 8 at 7:00pm at Kings Glen for the first PTA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year!

PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair

Please join us for the PTA's annual Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair on Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm at Kings Glen!  Enjoy a cold treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.

Boosterthon Fun Run

The Boosterthon Fun Run is the PTA's largest fundraiser of each school year.  We are excited to kick off this year's event with a digital kickoff on Wednesday, September 14 and the actual Fun Run on Friday, September 23.  The PTA is looking forward to a fun event that supports our wonderful schools!

Spiritwear, After School Activities and More

We will be opening our online Spiritwear store within the next couple of weeks - stay tuned!  Also, we'll have more information very soon on after-school activities!  Have questions?  Reach out to us at [email protected]

Sept 2-5:  Extended Labor Day Holiday

Sept 8:  PTA Meeting (7 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 9:  Band/Strings/Chorus Enrollment forms due

Sept 9:  LBSS Cheer Team Parents Night Out (6-9 p.m. at LBSS)

Sept 14:  PTA Boosterthon Kick-Off

Sept 16:  PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 23:  PTA Boosterthon Fun Run

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Back To School Night Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Our BTSN will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm.  This year we will return to an in-person event.  Please mark your calendars and we are looking forward to seeing you on the 24th!

Families, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Kings Glen, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://kingsglenes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools.

You can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.  We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, so your child can use the digital apps found here. Thank you for your assistance! 

Superintendent Community Conversation Monday, August 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock SS

Dr. Michelle Reid will be hosting Superintendent Community Conversations across the division this fall to get to know our communities. Events will be scheduled at high schools in each pyramid between August 18 - October 27. Please contact Kathy Ryan, [email protected], or Christie Scott, [email protected] with questions.

Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS Superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Lake Braddock Secondary School on Monday, August 29th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. If you plan to attend, please use this link to register for the event.

Calendar Reminder: Extended Labor Day Holiday Friday, Sept. 2nd & Monday, Sept. 5th

Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. 

Breakfast and Lunch for 2022-23

Parents can set up an account through MySchoolBucks to purchase lunch or breakfast for your child(ren) during the school year.  Breakfast is $1.75, at elementary school, lunch is $3.35.  Milk (sold separately) is $0.60.

Students wishing to purchase a second entree may do so for an additional cost of $2.75

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families will need to apply for Free and Reduced-price meals, which they have not had to do since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. 

Please know that we will not share your data or personal information with anyone else. See FCPS’ Trust Policy.

What Is Schoology? (FCPS' Classroom Learning Software System)

Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

Parent accounts will be available after August 18. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account.

More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online

Parent Report Available to Monitor Child’s Online Activity (Lightspeed)

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s online activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families.

You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours.

Find out more and sign up for these services on our Lightspeed Parent Report Request website.

2022-23 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights.

In its Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices.

Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. Parents with children at different grade levels should read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2022-23 Opt-Out Booklets.

2022-23 School Year Calendar

Learn more about school breaks and the key observance days with our 2022-23 School Year calendar.

Lake Braddock Cheer Team Parents Night Out Friday, September 9, 6-9 p.m.

On September 9th from 6-9pm the Lake Braddock Cheer is hosting a Parents Night Out event for students in PK- 8th grade. While you enjoy a night out, your child will enjoy a pizza dinner, games, a craft and will learn a few cheers/stunts, all while making new friends. All participants are welcome to join the Varsity Cheer team on the sideline during the first quarter of the next home game on September 16th! To register you can email Coach Gaines or register here.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.  An updated PTA events calendar can also be found here.

Volunteer with the PTA

Volunteering is certainly not a requirement of joining the PTA, but we are always looking for more help!  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!

First PTA Meeting of the School Year

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 8 at 7:00pm at Kings Glen for the first PTA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year!

PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair

Please join us for the PTA's annual Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair on Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm at Kings Glen!  Enjoy a cold treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.

Boosterthon Fun Run

The Boosterthon Fun Run is the PTA's largest fundraiser of each school year.  We are excited to kick off this year's event with a digital kickoff on Wednesday, September 14 and the actual Fun Run on Friday, September 23.  The PTA is looking forward to a fun event that supports our wonderful schools!

Spiritwear, After School Activities and More

We will be opening our online Spiritwear store within the next couple of weeks - stay tuned!  Also, we'll have more information very soon on after-school activities!  Have questions?  Reach out to us at [email protected]

Aug 24:  Back to School Night (6:30 p.m.)

Aug. 29:  Community Conversations with Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS Superindendent (See Above; 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock SS)

Sept 8:  PTA Meeting (7 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 9:  LBSS Cheer Team Parents Night Out (6-9 p.m. at LBSS)

Sept 14:  PTA Boosterthon Kick-Off

Sept 16:  PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 23:  PTA Boosterthon Fun Run

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Kings Glen Gator Bytes August 19, 2022 - WELCOME BACK

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

 

The entire staff of Kings Glen Elementary School hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready to begin the 2022-2023 school year on Monday, August 22!  We have been working hard throughout this summer to prepare for the return of all our Gators.  It certainly is exciting to know that the building will be full of children once again, ready to learn, and eager to continue their educational journey.  We are committed to supporting each staff member and student by name and by strength.  

As we move into this school year we will continue to affirm, assess, and advance all Gators in all areas.

Bell Schedule

The Kings Glen bell schedule for the school year is: 8:40 a.m.-3:25 p.m.; doors will open at 8:30 a.m.

Transportation

For students who are eligible for transportation, families will be able to access transportation information in ParentVue by August 19th.

Update Emergency Care in SIS ParentVUE

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families will need to apply for Free and Reduced-price meals, which they have not had to do since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. 

Please know that we will not share your data or personal information with anyone else. See FCPS’ Trust Policy.

Danbury Forest Stream Restoration Project

Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division to has asked that we make families aware of an upcoming construction project that is scheduled to being in September, where some trails and bridge located within the Danbury Forest Community Association common property will be closed during construction.  

More information about the Accotink Tributary at Danbury Forest Stream Restoration project can be found at the project webpage:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/stormwater/plans-projects/accotink-tributary-danbury-forest-stream-restoration-sd000031-179

Lake Braddock Cheer Team Parents Night Out Friday, September 9, 6-9 p.m.

On September 9th from 6-9pm the Lake Braddock Cheer is hosting a Parents Night Out event for students in PK- 8th grade. While you enjoy a night out, your child will enjoy a pizza dinner, games, a craft and will learn a few cheers/stunts, all while making new friends. All participants are welcome to join the Varsity Cheer team on the sideline during the first quarter of the next home game on September 16th! To register you can email Coach Gaines or register here.

 

 KP/KG PTA News Join the PTA

You can now join the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA

As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.  An updated PTA events calendar can also be found here.

Volunteer with the PTA

Volunteering is certainly not a requirement of joining the PTA, but we are always looking for more help!  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!

First PTA Meeting of the School Year

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 8 at 7:00pm at Kings Glen for the first PTA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year!

PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair

Please join us for the PTA's annual Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair on Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm at Kings Glen!  Enjoy a cold treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.

Boosterthon Fun Run

The Boosterthon Fun Run is the PTA's largest fundraiser of each school year.  We are excited to kick off this year's event with a digital kickoff on Wednesday, September 14 and the actual Fun Run on Friday, September 23.  The PTA is looking forward to a fun event that supports our wonderful schools!

Spiritwear, After School Activities and More

We will be opening our online Spiritwear store within the next couple of weeks - stay tuned!  Also, we'll have more information very soon on after-school activities!  Have questions?  Reach out to us at [email protected]

Aug 22:  First Day of School

Aug 24:  Back to School Night (6:30 p.m.)

Sept 8:  PTA Meeting (7 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 9:  LBSS Cheer Team Parents Night Out (6-9 p.m. at LBSS)

Sept 14:  PTA Boosterthon Kick-Off

Sept 16:  PTA Ice Cream Social/Community Resource Fair (6:30 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

Sept 23:  PTA Boosterthon Fun Run

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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

 

Save the Dates! Upcoming Events in August
  • Monday, August 15th - Class Assignment Notification:  Teachers will notify families of their child’s class assignments for the 2022-2023 school year Monday morning by 9:00 am via email.
  • Tuesday, August 16th - Community Outreach, 9-10 AM:  Kings Glen Staff will be available at one of five community locations for families to informally meet with our great Gators!  Families will be notified of staff locations ahead of time.  
  • Thursday, August 18th - Kings Glen Open House, 2-3 PM:  Families and students are welcome to visit Kings Glen from 2-3 p.m.
  • Monday, August 22nd: First Day of School:  School hours are 8:40 a.m.-3:25 p.m.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24th - Back To School Night, 6:30 PM
Free and Reduced Price Meals

For the last two years, free breakfast and lunch were provided for all interested families. This year, families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.   

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

Kings Glen School Supply Lists

Our 2022-23 school supply lists are located on the Kings Glen School Website for your convenience.

Electronic Opt-Outs Available in ParentVUE

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Medication Policy Updates for Parents

Please review the attached letter regarding medication policy updates at Fairfax County Public Schools.

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Gator Bytes: Special News Seeking Student Monitors for the 2022-23 School Year Seeking Student Monitors for the 2022-23 School Year

Kings Glen Elementary School is seeking candidates to serve as student monitors for the coming school year. If interested, please follow the application guidance below. Please share this opportunity with others that may be interested. We are interviewing until all positions are filled. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • provide supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal
  • help maintain order and discipline and assist in managing the behavior of students
  • operate technology
  • perform administrative and non-instructional duties
  • ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed
  • works with individual and small groups of students

QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

TO APPLY: 

SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION HERE and email your resume and contact information to Christine Ritter ([email protected]) and Cindy Agner ([email protected])

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Kings Glen Gator Bytes June 30, 2022

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES Summer Office Hours at Kings Glen

Kings Glen office hours for the public will be 9 AM to 1 PM, Monday-Friday.  Please feel free to call 703-239-4000 for assistance.  

Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. 

KGES Summer Reading Challenge

Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders who complete a public library summer reading challenge will be able to turn their completed challenges in to the Kings Glen Library in August for a certificate and a small prize.  Any area public library is fine, including ones that are out of state if your child will not be here this summer.  Rising 4th graders may also complete the Kings Park ES Library challenge for credit.  Participants will be entered into a drawing for a larger prize of free books. Please e-mail Carolyn Dean if you have any questions.

FCPL Summer Reading Adventure

The Fairfax County Public Library’s summer reading challenge this year will be Oceans of Possibilities.  It will run from June 10-August 12, 2022, and offers participants two options: complete reading-and library-related activities or log time spent reading. Finishers will receive a variety of prizes, including ticket vouchers for a Washington Nationals game, and outings at Fairfax County Park Authority facilities. Sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Adventure online or through the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper log at any FCPL branch beginning June 10th. 

Tutor.com—Online Tutoring Services Summer Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas.

 

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring ServicesClick to edit this placeholder text.

2022-23 School Year to Start on August 22  It's Not Too Soon to Prepare for the New School Year

Don’t forget: the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar Click to edit this placeholder text.

School Supply Lists are available on the KG website.

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Gator Bytes: Special News We are expanding the Kings Glen garden!

On Monday, June 27th from 9 am to noon (rain or shine) we will be assembling new garden beds, adding soil, and planting seeds.

If you are able to help out or have questions, please email Lisa Rode ([email protected]). Thank you in advance!

See you in the KG garden!

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Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES REMINDER:  Last Day of School is Friday, June 10 Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

We wish our Kings Glen students and their families a wonderful summer break!

Summer Office Hours at Kings Glen 9 AM - 1 PM, Monday through Friday

Beginning Monday, June 13, the Kings Glen office hours for the public will be 9 AM to 1 PM, Monday-Friday.  Please feel free to call 703-239-4000 for assistance.

Laptop and Charger Return Reminder

Kings Glen reminds all students and families that laptop computers and chargers are to be returned to school.  If your child has lost their power cord/charger, please use www.MySchoolBucks.com to purchase the Dell power supply in the school store. The power supply costs $28.

After making the purchase, please send the receipt to school with your child or email [email protected] so we can credit your child with returning a power cord/charger.

SOL Test Scores Available in SIS ParentVUE

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can now view their scores in SIS ParentVUE now. Use a web browser (not app) to log into your SIS ParentVUE account.  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: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration

Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Plan Returns for 2022-23 School Year

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application.  The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.  

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  Paper free and reduced-price meals applications are available to all households at school offices, school cafeterias, and other FCPS buildings or by contacting Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 or 703-813-4844.  Also, it’s important that parents/guardians complete the Consent to Share form so that their course fees can be waived based upon their FNR status.  This form is available here in different languages.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes.  

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Congratulations to our Retirees

This time of year is always hard when we have to say good-bye to some of our amazing staff. We have three staff members retiring this year, all who have both had big impacts on Kings Glen over the years. We invite you to join us in wishing them well on their next adventure.  Congratulations and Happy Retirement to Leah Hettema, Denise Milford, and Kathy Baker.

It's Not Too Late to Order a Yearbook!

If you have not yet ordered a yearbook, there is still a limited supply available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $15.00.  You can purchase a yearbook via cash or check (payable to Kings Glen ES) while supplies last.

Plastic Collection at Kings Glen - Paused for the Summer

Thanks to all who donated plastic throughout the school year! We exceeded our 500lb goal by 340lbs!! And received our recycled bench. We plan to have the Buddy Bench installed for use in the fall. We will take a summer break on plastic collection and start back up in August.

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Digital Citizenship

This week during Morning Meeting, each class is talking about and learning more about Digital Citizenship. This is something that we address regularly through the school year and thought that it would be a helpful reminder as we move into the summer.  We encourage you to visit the FCPS Digital Citizenship page for helpful resources linked here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-citizenship-internet-safety/digital-citizenship-families  Some of the information includes “Establishing Expectations at Home” and “Choosing Apps, Games, and Services Wisely.”  Please take the time to review this information and discuss it with your child(ren).

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

KGES Summer Reading Challenge

Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders who complete a public library summer reading challenge will be able to turn their completed challenges in to the Kings Glen Library in August for a certificate and a small prize.  Any area public library is fine, including ones that are out of state if your child will not be here this summer.  Rising 4th graders may also complete the Kings Park ES Library challenge for credit.  Participants will be entered into a drawing for a larger prize of free books. Please e-mail Carolyn Dean if you have any questions.

FCPL Summer Reading Adventure

The Fairfax County Public Library’s summer reading challenge this year will be Oceans of Possibilities.  It will run from June 10-August 12, 2022, and offers participants two options: complete reading-and library-related activities or log time spent reading. Finishers will receive a variety of prizes, including ticket vouchers for a Washington Nationals game, and outings at Fairfax County Park Authority facilities. Sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Adventure online or through the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper log at any FCPL branch beginning June 10th. 

Health Room End-of-Year Reminder
  • All medications need to be picked up by 1:00 pm on June 10, 2022
  • Only Parents/Guardians may pick up medications
  • Medications not picked up by the designated time, will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD Policy
  • Medications can also be picked up prior to June 10th, anytime between 9:00am and 3:00 pm
  • New medication forms are required for the new school year. They can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

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

Lake Braddock Middle School Jump Start Program: REGISTRATION OPEN! August 8-11 (9 AM - 2 PM at Lake Braddock (students select one day)

Each year, Lake Braddock offers MS Jump Start as an orientation program to acclimate rising 7th grade students to their new school, as well as any rising 8th graders who are new to Lake Braddock.

This is a tremendous opportunity for new students to tour the school, meet some resourceful staff, gain some knowledge from past middle schoolers, and have fun while getting excited about the upcoming school year.  Questions or concerns can be directed to Jamaal Hines, After-School Specialist and Building Use Coordinator.

Registration Fee: $20.00 (scholarships available as needed); pay link will be active on 5/16/22 in MySchoolBucks

Register Here  •  View Flyer  •  View Website

 

 KP/KG PTA News

While disappointed we had to cancel our PTA end of year celebration on June 2nd, we are looking forward to rescheduling it in the early fall as a "back to school" event.  Stay tuned for details!

We are looking for two more PTA members to serve on the audit committee in early July.  This is a short-time obligation (just a few hours) one afternoon/evening to help us complete this essential task for the financial year.  If interested, please reach out to [email protected]

As a reminder, the newly elected PTA board will be getting together in the coming weeks and over the summer to plan the next school year.  If you have any ideas/suggestions or would like to be involved and volunteer in some capacity, please fill out this form or reach out to [email protected]

June 8:  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (10:00 a.m. on the blacktop)

June 8:  KGES Talent Show & One-Act Play (6-7 p.m. on the blacktop)

June 10:  Last Day of School (Students Dismiss at 1:25 p.m.)

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Special Gator Bytes Bulletin It's Not Too Late to Purchase a Yearbook!

Yearbooks were delivered to students today. If you have not yet purchased a yearbook, there is still a limited supply available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $15.00.

You may purchase via exact cash (no change will be provided) or check (payable to Kings Glen ES).  Supplies are limited.

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