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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Friday, June 15 ~ Students Dismiss at 1:25 PM Kings Park/Kings Glen/Keene Mill 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

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

End of school reminder from Health Room

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

~  Only Parents may pick up medications

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

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

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

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

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

4th Grade Supply List

5th Grade Supply List

6th Grade Supply List

Tdap Notice for Parents of 5th Graders

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

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit a copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school. Someone will be available in the office during the summer months to receive your child's updated immunization record. Thank you to those parents who have already submitted proof of Tdap to the school.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

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

June 11 - June 15 ~ Self-Control Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

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

Pricing and Information

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

June 15:  Last Day of School (Students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Field Day is Coming on Friday, June 8! Volunteers Still Needed!

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

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

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

Dress: Black on bottom, white on top.

Strings Concert Information

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

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

End of school reminder from Health Room

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

~  Only Parents may pick up medications

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

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

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

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

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

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

June 4 - June 8 ~ Teamwork/Citizenship Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

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

Pricing and Information

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

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

June 8:  Field Day (rain date June 12)

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

June 15:  Last Day of School (Students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Field Day is Coming on Friday, June 8! Volunteers Needed!

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

Library Books Due Friday, June 1 

All school library books are due on Friday, June 1. Please encourage your child to search for any books that need to be returned. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Dean at cbdean@fcps.edu.  Thanks very much!

Beginner Strings Concert Thursday, May 31st

School Assembly 2:15 PM ~ Evening Concert 6:30 PM

The Beginner Strings Concert will be May 31st with two concerts, one at 2:15 PM for the school assembly and the other at 6:30 PM. Students are expected to play for both concerts. Contact Dr. Keenan at MCKeenan@fcps.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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

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

Dress: Black on bottom, white on top.

Strings Concert Information

Spring Band Concert Tuesday, June 5th

School Assembly 9:30 AM ~ Evening Concert 6:30 PM

Dr. Robillard and Mrs. VanValkenburg are looking forward to the Spring Band Concert on June 5th. All 5th and 6th grade band members should report to the Kings Glen Gym at 6:00 for our 6:30 performance. Please contact lmrobillard@fcps.edu or hjvanvalkenb@fcps.edu with any questions.

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

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

Class Assignments for 2018-2019

While there’s still plenty of action left in 2017-18, we have already begun planning for 2018-19! One of the most important aspects in setting up our students for academic and social-emotional success is his/her homeroom class assignment. Making the most effective match with teacher and classmates is a very thoughtful, careful process that involves many different criteria. If you would like Mr. Elson and Dr. Ritter to consider any specific information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment, please submit via email to SLElson@fcps.edu and caritter@fcps.edu by Wednesday, May 30th.

Because you are the expert(s) on your child, we ask that you keep your information centered on your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for him/her. Of course, with or without a letter, each child’s strengths and needs are considered in the lengthy and complex process of developing class assignments. Again next fall, Gator Families will be mailed class placement notification prior to our KGES Open House, scheduled for August 23, 2018.

Rising 4th Grade Parent Meeting Monday, June 4, 6-7 p.m. in the KG Library

This is an opportunity for parents of rising 4th graders to meet the Principal, tour the school, and ask questions. This meeting will be for parents only ~ students will be visiting the school on another day.

End of school reminder from Health Room

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

~  Only Parents may pick up medications

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

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

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

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

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

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

May 29 - June 1 ~ Perseverence Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

Congratulations to the 2018-19 KPKG PTA Officers who were elected at the general membership meeting on May 15:

Heather Rose-Glowacki, President

Stacy Weiner, Vice President, Events

Karen Barrie, Vice President, Fundraising

Paula Polson, Vice President, Education

Martha Sproehnle, Secretary

Katie Cattell, Treasurer

May 31:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

June 4:  Rising 4th Grade Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

June 5:  Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.

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

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

June 8:  Field Day (rain date June 12)

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

June 15:  Last Day of School (Students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen 2017-18 SOL Testing Schedule

4th grade: Reading (Wednesday, May 16th), VA Studies (Monday, May 21st), Math (Thursday, May 24th)

5th grade: Reading (Tuesday, May 15th), Science (Friday, May 18th), Math (Wednesday, May 23rd)

6th grade: Reading (Thursday, May 17th), Math (Tuesday, May 22nd)

SOL Schedule

Field Day is Coming on Friday, June 8! Volunteers Needed!

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

Beginner Strings Concert Thursday, May 31st

School Assembly 2:15 PM ~ Evening Concert 6:30 PM

The Beginner Strings Concert will be May 31st with two concerts, one at 2:15 PM for the school assembly and the other at 6:30 PM. Students are expected to play for both concerts. Contact Dr. Keenan at MCKeenan@fcps.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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

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

Dress: Black on bottom, white on top.

Strings Concert Information

Spring Band Concert Tuesday, June 5th

School Assembly 9:30 AM ~ Evening Concert 6:30 PM

Dr. Robillard and Mrs. VanValkenburg are looking forward to the Spring Band Concert on June 5th. All 5th and 6th grade band members should report to the Kings Glen Gym at 6:00 for our 6:30 performance. Please contact lmrobillard@fcps.edu or hjvanvalkenb@fcps.edu with any questions.

Library Books Due Friday, June 1 

All school library books are due on Friday, June 1. Please encourage your child to search for any books that need to be returned. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Dean at cbdean@fcps.edu.  Thanks very much! 

Class Assignments for 2018-2019

While there’s still plenty of action left in 2017-18, we have already begun planning for 2018-19! One of the most important aspects in setting up our students for academic and social-emotional success is his/her homeroom class assignment. Making the most effective match with teacher and classmates is a very thoughtful, careful process that involves many different criteria. If you would like Mr. Elson and Dr. Ritter to consider any specific information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment, please submit via email to SLElson@fcps.edu and caritter@fcps.edu by Wednesday, May 30th.

Because you are the expert(s) on your child, we ask that you keep your information centered on your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for him/her. Of course, with or without a letter, each child’s strengths and needs are considered in the lengthy and complex process of developing class assignments. Again next fall, Gator Families will be mailed class placement notification prior to our KGES Open House, scheduled for August 23, 2018.

Rising 4th Grade Parent Meeting Monday, June 4, 6-7 p.m. in the KG Library

This is an opportunity for parents of rising 4th graders to meet the Principal, tour the school, and ask questions. This meeting will be for parents only ~ students will be visiting the school on another day.

End of school reminder from Health Room

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

~  Only Parents may pick up medications

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

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

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

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

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

May 21 - May 25 ~ Perspective (Other People Matter) Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

Congratulations to the 2018-19 KPKG PTA Officers who were elected at the general membership meeting on May 15:

Heather Rose-Glowacki, President

Stacy Weiner, Vice President, Events

Karen Barrie, Vice President, Fundraising

Paula Polson, Vice President, Education

Martha Sproehnle, Secretary

Katie Cattell, Treasurer

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

May 28:  Memorial Day Holiday (no school)

May 31:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

June 4:  Rising 4th Grade Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

June 5:  Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.

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

June 8:  Field Day (rain date June 12)

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

June 15:  Last Day of School (Students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen 2017-18 SOL Testing Starts This Week!

4th grade: Reading (Wednesday, May 16th), VA Studies (Monday, May 21st), Math (Thursday, May 24th)

5th grade: Reading (Tuesday, May 15th), Science (Friday, May 18th), Math (Wednesday, May 23rd)

6th grade: Reading (Thursday, May 17th), Math (Tuesday, May 22nd)

SOL Schedule

Student Intentions for 2018-19 School Year

Student Intention Letters for the 2018-2019 School year were sent home with all students on Tuesday, May 8. Please fill out the form as accurately as possible and return to Kings Glen no later May 31, 2018. This information is important in planning for our staffing for next year.

Beginner Strings Spring Concert Thursday, May 31st

School Assembly 2:15 PM ~ Evening Concert 6:30 PM

The Beginner Strings Concert will be May 31st with two concerts, one at 2:15 PM for the school assembly and the other at 6:30 PM. Students are expected to play for both concerts. Contact Dr. Keenan at MCKeenan@fcps.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Concert Information

Class Assignments for 2018-2019

While there’s still plenty of action left in 2017-18, we have already begun planning for 2018-19! One of the most important aspects in setting up our students for academic and social-emotional success is his/her homeroom class assignment. Making the most effective match with teacher and classmates is a very thoughtful, careful process that involves many different criteria. If you would like Mr. Elson and Dr. Ritter to consider any specific information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment, please submit via email to SLElson@fcps.edu and caritter@fcps.edu by Wednesday, May 30th.

Because you are the expert(s) on your child, we ask that you keep your information centered on your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for him/her. Of course, with or without a letter, each child’s strengths and needs are considered in the lengthy and complex process of developing class assignments. Again next fall, Gator Families will be mailed class placement notification prior to our KGES Open House, scheduled for August 23, 2018.

Field Day is Coming on Friday, June 8!

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

End of school reminder from Health Room

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

~  Only Parents may pick up medications

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

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

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

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

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

May 14 - May 18 ~ Perspective (Other People Matter) Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Next PTA Meeting ~ Tuesday, May 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

May 28:  Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

May 31:  Grade 4 Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

June 5:  Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.

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

June 8:  Field Day (rain date June 12)

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

June 15:  Last Day of School (Students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

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

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

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7-11, 2018

Throughout the week, teachers and staff will enjoy special treats including a PTA sponsored luncheon, staff breakfast and more! Here's a calendar of events for Teacher Appreciation Week to know how you and your children can help make this a fun-filled week for our teachers and staff. Don’t forget your child’s specialists (PE, Music, Library, Strategies, Guidance, Technology, etc.) each day.

2017-18 SOL Testing Coming Soon!

4th grade: Reading (Wednesday, May 16th), VA Studies (Monday, May 21st), Math (Thursday, May 24th)

5th grade: Reading (Tuesday, May 15th), Science (Friday, May 18th), Math (Wednesday, May 23rd)

6th grade: Reading (Thursday, May 17th), Math (Tuesday, May 22nd)

SOL Schedule

Class Assignments for 2018-2019

While there’s still plenty of action left in 2017-18, we have already begun planning for 2018-19! One of the most important aspects in setting up our students for academic and social-emotional success is his/her homeroom class assignment. Making the most effective match with teacher and classmates is a very thoughtful, careful process that involves many different criteria. If you would like Mr. Elson and Dr. Ritter to consider any specific information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment, please submit via email to SLElson@fcps.edu and caritter@fcps.edu by Wednesday, May 30th.

Because you are the expert(s) on your child, we ask that you keep your information centered on your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for him/her. Of course, with or without a letter, each child’s strengths and needs are considered in the lengthy and complex process of developing class assignments. Again next fall, Gator Families will be mailed class placement notification prior to our KGES Open House, scheduled for August 23, 2018.

Student Intentions for 2018-19 School Year

Student Intention Letters for the 2018-2019 School year were sent home with all students on Tuesday, May 8. Please fill out the form as accurately as possible and return to Kings Glen no later May 31, 2018. This information is important in planning for our staffing for next year.

SCA New/Gently Used Book/Small Games Drive April 30 - May 11

The Kings Glen SCA is sponsoring a New/Gently Used Book & Small Games Drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital Campus. Please place your donations in the boxes located in the main office.

Field Day is Coming on Friday, June 8!

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

West Springfield/Lake Braddock Summer Band Camp Open to 5th – 9th graders

June 20th – July 6th (no camp July 4th) at Lake Braddock Secondary School  A great way to: get a head start in band, to switch instruments, or get stronger on your instrument. For more information, contact Dr. Robillard at lmrobillard@fcps.edu.

Summer Strings Opportunities

Have fun making music with friends and keep your abilities sharp. Learn new skills and explore different types of music. Please see Dr. Keenan’s Blackboard site for more information about Summer Strings Camps. Don’t wait for deadlines to pass before you check it out! If you are not sure where to look, just ask Dr. Keenan at MCKeenan@fcps.edu.

Lake Braddock Summer Basketball Camp June 18-22 and June 25-29, 5-9 p.m.

All Rising 7th graders, jump into the summer, have fun and develop your skills at the Lake Braddock Co-Ed Basketball Camp.  NOTECamp will be held at W.T. Woodson High School due to new bleacher installation at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

May 7 - May 11 ~ Leadership Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Week of May 7-11 Next PTA Meeting ~ Tuesday, May 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

May 7-11:  Teacher Appreciation Week (see above)

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

May 31:  Strings Concert, 6:30 p.m.

June 5:  Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.

June 8:  Field Day (rain date June 12)

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 2017-18 SOL Testing Coming Soon!

4th grade: Reading (Wednesday, May 16th), VA Studies (Monday, May 21st), Math (Thursday, May 24th)

5th grade: Reading (Tuesday, May 15th), Science (Friday, May 18th), Math (Wednesday, May 23rd)

6th grade: Reading (Thursday, May 17th), Math (Tuesday, May 22nd)

SOL Schedule

Let’s Celebrate Our Teachers!
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7-11, 2018

Throughout the week, teachers and staff will enjoy special treats including a PTA sponsored luncheon, staff breakfast and more! Here's a calendar of events for Teacher Appreciation Week to know how you and your children can help make this a fun-filled week for our teachers and staff. Don’t forget your child’s specialists (PE, Music, Library, Strategies, Guidance, Technology, etc.) each day.

KGES Spring Book Fair April 30 - May 4

The Scholastic Book Fair is here at the Kings Glen Library from April 30-May 4!  If you would like to volunteer for this very fun event, please check out the times and sign up online through our Sign-Up Genius link. This will be a buy one get one free event!

Loose Change Drive for Books

As part of our Spring Scholastic Book Fair, we are holding a loose change drive to purchase books for students with economic need in our school community. Students and families who wish to donate may place any amount of loose change in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office.

Attention 5th & 6th Grade Chorus Members... Spring Chorus Concert Tuesday May 8th

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

The spring concert is quickly approaching. Below is the information you need to know about our upcoming performance. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jennifer Downham or Ashton Streavig.

Day and Evening Concert Uniform Information

SCA New/Gently Used Book & Small Games Drive April 30 - May 11

The Kings Glen SCA is sponsoring a New/Gently Used Book & Small Games Drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital Campus. Please place your donations in the boxes located in the main office.

Field Day is Coming on Friday, June 8!

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

Summer Strings Opportunities

Have fun making music with friends and keep your abilities sharp. Learn new skills and explore different types of music. Please see Dr. Keenan’s Blackboard site for more information about Summer Strings Camps. Don’t wait for deadlines to pass before you check it out!

If you are not sure where to look, just ask Dr. Keenan.

West Springfield/Lake Braddock Summer Band Camp Open to 5th – 9th graders

June 20th – July 6th (no camp July 4th) at Lake Braddock Secondary School  A great way to: get a head start in band, to switch instruments, or get stronger on your instrument. For more information, contact Dr. Robillard.

Lake Braddock Co-Ed Summer Basketball Camp June 18-22 and June 25-29, 5-9 p.m.

All Rising 7th graders, jump into the summer, have fun and develop your skills at the Lake Braddock Basketball Camp.  NOTECamp will be held at W.T. Woodson High School due to new bleacher installation at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

April 30 - May 4 ~ Connection/Purpose Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Week of May 7-11 Next PTA Meeting ~ Tuesday, May 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

April 30-May 4:  Scholastic Book Fair

May 7-11:  Teacher Appreciation Week (see above)

May 8:  Chorus Concerts (Assembly 1:50 pm, Evening Concert 6:30 pm)

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

June 8:  Field Day (rain date June 12)

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 KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game! This Friday, April 27, 6-8 pm at LBSS

Cheer on your teachers at the 11th Annual KP vs. KG Volleyball Game on April 27 from 6-8 pm at LBSS (Entrance 14). Concessions available for purchase (Cash Only). $3 per person, a max of $10 per family.

SCA New/Gently Used Book  & Small Games Drive April 30-May 11

The Kings Glen SCA is sponsoring a New/Gently Used Book & Small Games Drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital Campus.  Please place your donations in the boxes located in the main office.

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP)

Screening for School-Based (Level II-III) Services

Parents or guardians who are interested in having their child screened for school-based (Level II and III) services may submit the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form to Mrs. Agner at Kings Glen by May 31, 2018. Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Kings Glen of their student’s eligibility status by June 15, 2018.

Advanced Academics Information

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 8, 2018.

A Tdap Notice was sent home with all 5th Grade students in the progress report envelope on Tuesday, April 24th. Thank you to those parents who have already submitted proof of Tdap to the school.

KGES Spring Book Fair: Volunteers Still Needed April 30 - May 4 (evening hours April 30, 4-6 pm)

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Kings Glen Library from April 30-May 4!  If you would like to volunteer for this very fun event, please check out the times and sign up online through our Sign-Up Genius link. This will be a buy one get one free event!

Loose Change Drive for Books

As part of our Spring Scholastic Book Fair, we are holding a loose change drive to purchase books for students with economic need in our school community. Students and families who wish to donate may place any amount of loose change in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office.

Attention 5th & 6th Grade Chorus Members... Spring Chorus Concert Tuesday May 8th

School Assembly 1:50 p.m.  ~  Evening Concert 6:30 p.m.

(Students should arrive at 6:00 p.m.)

The spring concert is quickly approaching. Below is the information you need to know about our upcoming performance. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jennifer Downham or Ashton Streavig.

Day and Evening Concert Uniform Information

Summer Strings Opportunities

Have fun making music with friends and keep your abilities sharp. Learn new skills and explore different types of music. Please see Dr. Keenan’s Blackboard site for more information about Summer Strings Camps. Don’t wait for deadlines to pass before you check it out!

If you are not sure where to look, just ask Dr. Keenan.

West Springfield/Lake Braddock Summer Band Camp Open to 5th – 9th graders

June 20th – July 6th (no camp July 4th) at Lake Braddock Secondary School  A great way to: get a head start in band, to switch instruments, or get stronger on your instrument.

For more information contact Dr. Robillard LMRobillard@fcps.edu

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

April 23- April 27 ~ Appreciation of Beauty Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game Friday, April 27, 6-8 pm at LBSS

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Next PTA Meeting Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

April 30-May 4:  Scholastic Book Fair

May 8:  Chorus Concerts (Assembly 1:50 pm, Evening Concert 6:30 pm)

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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 Advanced Academic Programs (AAP)

Screening for School-Based (Level II-III) Services

Parents or guardians who are interested in having their child screened for school-based (Level II and III) services may submit the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form to Mrs. Agner at Kings Glen by May 31, 2018. Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Kings Glen of their student’s eligibility status by June 15, 2018.

Advanced Academics Information

KGES Spring Book Fair: Volunteers Still Needed April 30 - May 4 (evening hours April 30, 4-6 pm)

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Kings Glen Library from April 30-May 4!  If you would like to volunteer for this very fun event, please check out the times and sign up online through our Sign-Up Genius link. This will be a buy one get one free event!

Loose Change Drive for Books

As part of our Spring Scholastic Book Fair, we are holding a loose change drive to purchase books for students with economic need in our school community. Students and families who wish to donate may place any amount of loose change in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office.

Parents of rising 7th graders

In August, Lake Braddock will be hosting a one-day JumpStart program aimed at helping your rising 7th grader become more familiar with Lake Braddock Secondary School. Sessions will be offered during the week of Monday, August 13th through Thursday, August 16th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Registration opens April 3. Register now... this program fills up fast!

NOTE: registrations should be submitted directly to Lake Braddock at the address listed on the bottom of the registration form.

Spring Break Reading Challenge Celebration

Our spring break reading challenge celebration will be next Wednesday, April 25, from 3:30-4:30. Permission slips are being sent home in this week’s take home folders. If your child participated and you do not receive a permission slip, please e-mail Carolyn Dean. Thanks very much!

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

April 16 - April 20 ~ Love of Learning Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game Friday, April 27, 6-8 pm at LBSS

Cheer on your teachers at the 11th Annual KP vs. KG Volleyball Game on April 27 from 6-8 pm at LBSS (Entrance 14). Concessions available for purchase (Cash Only). $3 per person, a max of $10 per family.

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

April 30-May 4:  Scholastic Book Fair

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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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Reminder: Early Release Day April 13, Teacher Workday April 16

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Reminder: Friday, April 13:  2-Hour Early Release (dismissal at 1:25 pm) Monday, April 16:  Teacher Workday (no school for students)

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Gator Bytes: Weekly News and General Information for Kings Glen Come to the Gator Swamp Romp! Wednesday, April 18

No prior dance experience required! Join our students for a Swamp Romping good time on April 18th so that they can show you their new moves! We hope that you can be there!

Swamp Romp Class Schedule

Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon! Week of April 30 through May 4

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Kings Glen Library from April 30-May 4!  This will be a buy one get one free event!

Volunteers are needed! Contact Carolyn Dean if you are interested.

Parents of rising 7th graders

In August, Lake Braddock will be hosting a one-day JumpStart program aimed at helping your rising 7th grader become more familiar with Lake Braddock Secondary School. Sessions will be offered during the week of Monday, August 13th through Thursday, August 16th from 9am-2pm in August.  Registration opens April 3. Register now... this program fills up fast! NOTE: Please send registration and payment directly to Lake Braddock SS.

“Make A Great Break” Reading Challenge: Back by Popular Demand

Students were encouraged to enjoy reading over Spring Break and complete an optional challenge to make, draw or build something they have read and take a picture of their creation. Students who return a photo by April 12th to Carolyn Dean or Lisa Rode will be included in an upcoming Kings Glen after school MakerSpace celebration.

Donations Needed for the KG Makerspace

We are in the process of growing a school MakerSpace in the Kings Glen Library and need your help in gathering more building materials for our students. Materials will be used by our student builders during library and classroom lessons. Donations can be brought to Lisa Rode.

Donation ideas: paper towel rolls, popsicle sticks, fabric pieces, pom-poms, felt, duct tape, Legos, ribbon, tissue paper, etc.

KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

April 9 - April 13 ~ Integrity Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

PTA General Membership Meeting Wednesday, April 11, 6:45 PM at Kings Park ES

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Flight Trampoline Fundraiser Friday, April 13, 3-6 PM

Bring this flyer and JUMP with us! Flight will donate 30% of your jump ticket to KP/KG PTA. Don’t forget to fill out your waiver ahead of time!

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KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game Friday, April 27, 6-8 pm at LBSS

Cheer on your teachers at the 11th Annual KP vs. KG Volleyball Game on April 27 from 6-8 pm at LBSS (Entrance 14). Concessions available for purchase (Cash Only). $3 per person, a max of $10 per family.

April 11:  PTA General Membership Meeting

April 13:  2-Hour  Early Release (students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

April 13:  PTA Flight Trampoline Fundraiser, 3-6 p.m.

April 18:  Gator Swamp Romp

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

April 30-May 4:  Scholastic Book Fair

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 Math SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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 There's Still Time to Pre-order Your Yearbook!

The deadline has been extended to pre-order Kings Glen yearbooks until Friday, April 6. The cost this year remains the same at $18. Payments and order forms can be submitted to the front office.

“Make A Great Break” Reading Challenge: Back by Popular Demand

Students were encouraged to enjoy reading over Spring Break and complete an optional challenge to make, draw or build something they have read and take a picture of their creation. Students who return a photo by April 12th to Carolyn Dean or Lisa Rode will be included in an upcoming Kings Glen after school MakerSpace celebration.

Donations Needed for the KG Makerspace

We are in the process of growing a school MakerSpace in the Kings Glen Library and need your help in gathering more building materials for our students. Materials will be used by our student builders during library and classroom lessons. Donations can be brought to Lisa Rode.

Donation ideas: paper towel rolls, popsicle sticks, fabric pieces, pom-poms, felt, duct tape, Legos, ribbon, tissue paper, etc.

Parents of rising 7th graders

In August, Lake Braddock will be hosting a one-day JumpStart program aimed at helping your rising 7th grader become more familiar with Lake Braddock Secondary School. Sessions will be offered during the week of Monday, August 13th through Thursday, August 16th from 9 am-2 pm in August. Registration opens April 3. Register now... this program fills up fast!

Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show Friday, April 6, 6-8 PM

Please join us for the Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show, Friday, April 6th. Our theme this year is '80s Retro. The evening show will feature artwork from the Lake Braddock Pyramid schools (including Kings Glen), and is open to the community from 6-8pm, in the Lake Braddock Main Gym. Hope to see you there!

Raising Healthy & Resilient Children April 5 & April 9, 6:30-8 pm

The Lake Braddock Pyramid is excited to welcome back, by popular demand, parenting specialist Rachel Bailey on April 5th and April 9th (snow date) for workshops aimed at raising healthy and resilient children. It is a free event for parents and will be held at Lake Braddock's Little Theatre.

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KGES Character Strengths:  The Positivity Project

One “character strength” is featured each week in the Positivity Project. Enjoy discussing this week's Character Strength with your children at home!

April 2 - April 6 ~ Humor Character Strength

KP/KG PTA News

Upcoming PTA Events

Wed., 4/11, 6:45 pm at KP - PTA General Membership meeting

Fri., 4/27, 6-8 pm at LBSS - KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

April 5:  Parenting Workshop at LBSS (see above)

April 6:  Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show, 6-8 PM

April 9:  Parenting Workshop at LBSS (see above)

April 11:  PTA General Membership Meeting

April 13:  2-Hour  Early Release (students dismissed at 1:25 p.m.)

April 27:  KP vs. KG Rivalry Volleyball Game

May 15:  Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 16:  Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 17:  Grade 6 Reading SOL

May 18:  Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21:  Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

May 22:   Grade 6 Math SOL

May 23:  Grade 5 SOL

May 24:  Grade 4 Math SOL

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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