Book Fair 4-6pm Friday, Dec 2nd

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REMINDER: Extended Book Fair hours tomorrow Friday, Dec 2nd 4-6pm

The last chance to purchase from our Fall Book Fair will be TOMORROW. The book fair will conclude with extended hours Friday, Dec 2nd from 4-6pm. 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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#GreatMindsAtWork

A big thank you to FCPS facilities for working over the holiday break to upgrade and update our school blacktops. While KPES staff is hard at work designing outdoor sensory paths, our students have used this space to share their love for Kings Park ES and the feeling is mutual! We are looking forward to uninterrupted time together until Winter Break begins on December 17th. 

Makeup Photo Day, Wednesday, Dec 7th

All students will be photographed for school records.   Make up photo day is Wednesday, December 7th. Photo packets were sent home in the Take Home Folders for students who ordered photos. Students who were absent on the October photo day or student’s enrolled after October 12th will be photographed for school records on December 7th.  An optional photo order form will be sent home for these students. Students who would like to retake their photo may return the packet to their teacher by December 7th.  For questions you can go to Strawbridge.net and enter the on-line code FM397770. 

Computer Science in Education Week, Dec 5-11

During Computer Science in Education Week, Kings Park students will continue to participate in coding activities in STEAM/Tech Lab and Strategies Lab. Students will code stories using Scratch, Jr and will complete coding challenges using Ozobots coding robots from our FCPS Steam office that integrate math, problem solving, and Portrait of a Graduate skills. You can access Hour of Code resources at home through Code.org

KPES Food Drive Dec 5-9 

Please join us in supporting ECHO,  an all -volunteer charity that provides food and household items to those in need.  https://www.echo-inc.org/

Share what you CAN by bringing in canned and non perishable food. Boxes to collect food donations will be located in grade level hallways each weekday morning.  We will gladly accept non expired food any day during the week, but try our daily themes! No glass items please. 

  • Macaroni Monday Boxed pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles etc
  • Tuna or Taco Tuesday Canned tuna, canned meat, beans, salsa, totilla chips, taco shells, vegetable oil
  • Wheaties Wednesday Boxed breakfast cereals, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, fruit juices
  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Thursday Stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, dried fruits, boxed mashed potatoes, rice, beans, soup, low sodium canned vegetables, low sugar canned fruits, jello
  • Favorite Snacks Friday Peanut butter, granola bars, goldfish crackers, pudding, applesauce etc.
Fall Family Math Rich Task Challenge

Every fall we notice many changes in our environment – the weather, our clothing, activities. 

The Kings Park and Kings Glen teachers challenge you and your family and friends to create a pattern that highlights some of these changes!   Below you will find some examples of how you might create a pattern that represents the fall. 

Be creative and stretch your brain as you create your fall pattern! Please send your fall pattern in to your classroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2nd.  We will be showcasing the results via KPOV and within our building. 

FCPS Seeking Science Fair Judges

FCPS is Seeking Community/Family Members to judge the science fair. Please see the attached for more information. 

Calendar Reminders

Dec 5 - 9 Canned Food Drive

Dec 6 PTA Meeting

Dec 19-Jan 2 Holiday Winter Break (classes resume Jan 3, 2023)

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

KPKG PTA News

PTA General Membership Meeting - Tuesday December 6th at 7pm; KG and Zoom - Stay tuned for more details on our upcoming December meeting, which will include a membership raffle and a strings performance!

Spirit Night at Ledo’s - Wednesday, December 7th from 5-9 pm.  Enjoy a great family dinner while raising money for the KP/KG PTA!  Must mention this flier.  If any staff or parents order catering the entire week of December 5th, our school will get 10% of the check total!

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

Event Lead/Captain Sign-Up.  We are still looking for people to volunteer for various positions for the 2022-23 school year, and also have positions for next school year that require advance planning.  Please consider stepping up to make these initiatives happen.  More information here.

Keep in Touch and Engage 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.  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!  An updated PTA events calendar can be found here.  Our monthly newsletter is also a great resource to find out more about the PTA.  Interested in volunteering?  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!  Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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#GreatMindsAtWork

As Thanksgiving approaches we want to take a moment share how grateful we are at KPES. Our students, staff, families and greater community come together. We are wishing all of the KP Lions and their families a safe, healthy and restful Thanksgiving Break.

As Thanksgiving approaches  our first grade students in Mrs. Berry's class explored shapes and counting while creating turkeys. Each turkey was unique and the creative. 

Family Engagement Session, Monday, Nov 28th

TOPIC: Technology Tools and Resources for Parents and Students

Join us on Monday at KPES, Nov 28th from 9:00-9:30am for Family Engagement Session focused on FCPS technology tools and resources. With one to one technology in all FCPS classrooms, teacher and students use technology in purposeful ways. Come learn about what and how these tools are used each day and FCPS resources that are available to use at home. This session will be facilitated by our SBTS, Michelle Crabill.

THANK YOU

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who sent in gift cards to support our Kings Park Families in need. We are overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity!!!  Gift Cards to Giant, Walmart and Target are welcome at anytime of the year to help support families’ basic needs. They can be sent to school in an envelope marked Attention: Counseling Office.

Fall Family Math Rich Task Challenge

Every fall we notice many changes in our environment – the weather, our clothing, activities. 

The Kings Park and Kings Glen teachers challenge you and your family and friends to create a pattern that highlights some of these changes!   Below you will find some examples of how you might create a pattern that represents the fall. 

Be creative and stretch your brain as you create your fall pattern! Please send your fall pattern in to your classroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2nd.  We will be showcasing the results via KPOV and within our building. 

KPES Food Drive Dec 5-9 

Please join us in supporting ECHO,  an all -volunteer charity that provides food and household items to those in need.  https://www.echo-inc.org/

Share what you CAN by bringing in canned and non perishable food. Boxes to collect food donations will be located in grade level hallways each weekday morning.  We will gladly accept non expired food any day during the week, but try our daily themes! No glass items please. 

  • Macaroni Monday Boxed pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles etc
  • Tuna or Taco Tuesday Canned tuna, canned meat, beans, salsa, totilla chips, taco shells, vegetable oil
  • Wheaties Wednesday Boxed breakfast cereals, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, fruit juices
  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Thursday Stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, dried fruits, boxed mashed potatoes, rice, beans, soup, low sodium canned vegetables, low sugar canned fruits, jello
  • Favorite Snacks Friday Peanut butter, granola bars, goldfish crackers, pudding, applesauce etc.
Calendar Reminders

November

Nov 23-25 Holiday no school for students

Nov 28- Family Engagement Session- 9:00am- 9:30am @KPES
Technology Tools and Resources for Parents and Students

December

Dec 5 - 9 Canned Food Drive

Dec 6 PTA Meeting

Dec 19-Jan 2 Holiday Winter Break (classes resume Jan 3, 2023)

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

KPKG PTA News

PTA General Membership Meeting - Tuesday December 6th at 7pm; KG and Zoom - Stay tuned for more details on our upcoming December meeting, which will include a membership raffle and a strings performance!

Spirit Night at Ledo’s - Wednesday, December 7th from 5-9 pm.  Enjoy a great family dinner while raising money for the KP/KG PTA!  Must mention this flier.  If any staff or parents order catering the entire week of December 5th, our school will get 10% of the check total!

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

Event Lead/Captain Sign-Up.  We are still looking for people to volunteer for various positions for the 2022-23 school year, and also have positions for next school year that require advance planning.  Please consider stepping up to make these initiatives happen.  More information here.

Keep in Touch and Engage 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.  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!  An updated PTA events calendar can be found here.  Our monthly newsletter is also a great resource to find out more about the PTA.  Interested in volunteering?  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!  Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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Strategic Plan - Family Team Nominations,
Due Nov 22nd

Developing the Strategic Plan will involve assembling multiple work teams that represent the perspectives of school staff, families, students, and community partners and organizations. FCPS is currently seeking nominations for families and caregivers who are interested in contributing to the strategic planning process as part of the Family Team (FT). This team will come together four times during the next several months. The families and caregivers of our current or prospective students can self-nominate or can be nominated using this form. Nominations are due by Tuesday, November 22.

Family Engagement Session, Nov 28th

TOPIC: Technology Tools and Resources for Parents and Students

Join us on Monday, Nov 28th from 9:00-9:30am for Family Engagement Session focused on our FCPS technology tools and resources. With one to one technology in all FCPS classroom, teacher and students use technology in purposeful ways. Come learn about what and how these tools are used with your children and what resources are available to parents. 

Calendar Reminders

November

Nov 16- Dec 2 Book Fair During Library Class

Nov 18 PTA Tiny Chefs Event

Nov 23-25 Holiday no school for students

Nov 28- Family Engagement Session- 9:00am- 9:30am @KPES
Technology Tools and Resources for Parents and Students 
*details in next week's newsletter

December

Dec 6 PTA Meeting

Dec 19-Jan 2 Holiday Winter Break (classes resume Jan 3, 2023)

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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#GreatMindsatWork

We are so grateful to our fabulous PTA who showered us with appreciation this month! As a community everyone is always hard at work supporting Kings Park ES and we are extremely thankful.  

Help Needed KPES Book Fair: Nov 16th – Dec 2nd 

Students will have the opportunity to shop at our Scholastic Book Fair during Library classes during November 16th – December 2nd.  Please see flier in last Friday’s take home folder for details.

Book Fair volunteers are needed to:

  • Support shoppers during Library classes
  • Help with set-up and pack-up

Interested parents and guardians of KP Lions, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/SoMm4ZYcyhvxD4vV7. Our Book Fair Schedule is linked here to help you plan.

*Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

Book Fair Loose Change Drive for Books

As part of our Winter 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 would like to donate, may place any amount of loose change (pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters) or a dollar in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office or library.  Slips will be available beside the boxes for donors to add their name to the “All for Books” display in the Library.  Thank you!

Calendar Reminders

November

Nov 15-16 PTA Spartan's Spirit Days

Nov 16- Dec 2 Book Fair During Library Class

Nov 18 PTA Tiny Chefs Event

Nov 23-25 Holiday no school for students

Nov 28- Family Engagement Session- 9:00am- 9:30am @KPES
Technology Tools and Resources for Parents and Students 
*details in next week's newsletter

December

Dec 6 PTA Meeting

Dec 19-Jan 2 Holiday Winter Break (classes resume Jan 3, 2023)

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

PTA News

THIS WEEK! Spartan’s Spirit Days, all day, on November 15-16th.  Show this flier or tell them you’re supporting KPKG PTA for proceeds to be donated back to your school!  Dine in or Carryout all day!

Our FREE virtual Tiny Chefs event is coming up THIS Friday November 18th at 5:30 pm.  Your tiny chef(s) will learn to make homemade pizza roll-ups.  A flier with more information is coming home, and you can find more information on our website.

Event Lead/Captain Sign-Up.  We are still looking for people to volunteer for various positions for the 2022-23 school year, and also have positions for next school year that require advance planning.  Please consider stepping up to make these initiatives happen.  More information here.

Save the Date - Tuesday December 6 at 7pm; KG and Zoom - PTA General Membership Meeting and Strings Performance.

Keep in Touch and Engage 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.  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!  An updated PTA events calendar can be found here.  Our monthly newsletter is also a great resource to find out more about the PTA.  Interested in volunteering?  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!  Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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Kings Park Lost and Found

KPES lost and found is of epic proportions. Please check the video on TWITTER to browse some of the found items. See something that belongs to your child? Please pop on up and Mrs. Conover can help reunite you with your child's item.  

#GreatMindsatWork

A very unique pumpkin delivers a special message of tolerance and self-acceptance that's just right for Halloween...and every day of the year.

Our Kindergarteners are using their phonics and phonemic awareness skills to share their thoughts about how they are special too. 

"I am special like Spookley because I like to help people"

Impact Aid Form

The Federal Impact Aid Forms went home to Kings Park families on Friday, October 21st.   The survey was distributed to all FCPS families.  We thank those of you who have already turned in your form.

If you have not returned your form, you will find a duplicate copy in your Take Home Folder.  As a reminder, we need a form for each Kings Park student.  Please fill out and sign the form and return the survey as soon as possible.  Thank you.

KPES Book Fair: Nov 16th – Dec 2nd

Students will have the opportunity to shop at our Scholastic Book Fair during Library classes during November 16th – December 2nd.  Please see flier in last Friday’s take home folder for details.

Book Fair volunteers are needed to:

  • Support shoppers during Library classes
  • Help with set-up and pack-up

Interested parents and guardians of KP Lions, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/SoMm4ZYcyhvxD4vV7. Our Book Fair Schedule is linked here to help you plan.

*Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

Book Fair Loose Change Drive for Books:
Nov. 16th – Dec. 2nd

As part of our Winter 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 would like to donate, may place any amount of loose change (pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters) or a dollar in one of the “All for Books” boxes located in the main office or library.  Slips will be available beside the boxes for donors to add their name to the “All for Books” display in the Library.  Thank you!

Gift Card Drive

We all need a little extra support sometimes. As we head into the winter season,  we are collecting gift cards to Giant, Walmart and Target.  These cards will go towards helping families access basic needs and supports throughout the school year. If you are interested in helping our Kings Park families, please send gift cards in an envelope attention: School Counseling Office by Friday November 11th.  Questions? Please contact our school counselors Corri Shusterman [email protected] or Tracy Rossi [email protected]  or our school social worker Katie Carroll, [email protected] . Thank you for in advance for your generosity!

Calendar Reminders

November

Nov 11 Veterans Day/Teacher Workday no school for students

Nov 11 PTA Treats for Troops Collection at Parliament Pool

Nov 23-25 Holiday Thanksgiving no school for students

December

Dec 19-Jan 2 Holiday Winter Break (classes resume Jan 3, 2023)

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

PTA News

Have Too Much Halloween Candy? On Veterans Day, the PTA will be collecting candy to donate to service members. Stop by the Parliament Pool from 3-6 p.m. this Friday, November 11 to drop off candy and write a letter or draw a picture to thank service members. See our flier for more information.

Spartan’s Spirit Days, all day, on November 15-16th.  Show this flier or tell them you’re supporting KPKG PTA for proceeds to be donated back to your school!  Dine in or Carryout all day!

Our FREE virtual Tiny Chefs event is coming up on Friday November 18th at 5:30 pm.  Your tiny chef(s) will learn to make homemade pizza roll-ups.  A flier with more information will be coming home soon, and you can find more information on our website.

Event Lead/Captain Sign-Up.  We are looking for people to volunteer for various positions for the 2022-23 school year, and also have positions for next school year that require advance planning.  Please consider stepping up to make these initiatives happen.  More information here.

Save the Date - Tuesday December 6 at 7pm; KG and Zoom - PTA General Membership Meeting and Strings Performance.

Keep in Touch and Engage 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.  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!  An updated PTA events calendar can be found here.  Our monthly newsletter is also a great resource to find out more about the PTA.  Interested in volunteering?  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!  Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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KPES lost and found is of epic proportions. Please check the video on TWITTER to browse some of the found items. See something that belongs to your child? Please pop on up and Mrs. Conover can help reunite you with your child's item.  

#GreatMindsatWork

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Storybook Character Day! From our youngest preschoolers pictured to our third graders and staff; many stories were promoted and shared. 

Check out our 3rd graders who planted our new tree named Red Maple Spark. They accomplished this with the help and donation of Mr. Thomasson; character costumes and all! Our students learned about the many things that come from trees and also donated those items to Care to Share. A big thank you to KPES staff, Amy Mullen, Stephanie Blanton and Michelle Crabill for their collaboration and coordination. 

Veterans Day Celebration

Do you have a veteran or active servicemember in your life? Kings Park and Kings Glen students and their families are invited to post a video message on Flipgrid. Please use this link to share a photo of your veteran and/or tell us about your veteran's service.  Flipgrid access is available with your child's fcpsschool.net login by choosing Join with Google

If you don't have a veteran or active servicemember among your loved ones, you can use this Flipgrid to thank veterans and servicemembers and share what this day means to you.

Please complete your Flipgrid video by Friday November 4th, 2022.

Thank you for your participation! We are excited to share this Veteran’s Day Flipgrid tribute with KP/KG community on or before Veterans Day

KPES Book Fair: November 16th – December 2nd

Students will have the opportunity to shop at our Scholastic Book Fair during Library classes during November 16th – December 2nd.  Please see flier in this Friday’s take home folder for details.

Book Fair volunteers are needed to:

  • Support shoppers during Library classes
  • Help with set-up and pack-up

Interested parents and guardians of KP Lions, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/SoMm4ZYcyhvxD4vV7. Our Book Fair Schedule is linked here to help you plan.

*Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. 

All Saints Day  - Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, are “O” Days this year. To learn more about Día de los Muertos, watch this video. While Día de los Muertos is largely celebrated in Mexico and Latin America, it also coincides with All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). These days are celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, and some Protestants worldwide to honor those who have died and gone to heaven (All Saints Day) and those who may still be in purgatory (All Souls Day). The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days.

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends This Sunday

This Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time ends. Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour! That means more time for reading!

Gift Card Drive

We all need a little extra support sometimes. As we head into the winter season,  we are collecting gift cards to Giant, Walmart and Target.  These cards will go towards helping families access basic needs and supports throughout the school year. If you are interested in helping our Kings Park families, please send gift cards in an envelope attention: School Counseling Office by Friday November 11th.  Questions? Please contact our school counselors Corri Shusterman [email protected] or Tracy Rossi [email protected]  or our school social worker Katie Carroll, [email protected] . Thank you for in advance for your generosity!

KPES is Hiring Student Monitors for 2022-2023

Kings Park ES is hiring student monitors for the 22-23 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is please email [email protected] and use the following link to apply: http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?tg=supp&req=18013BR

Description:   Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to  the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs 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.

Hourly pay: $16.36

Calendar Reminders

November

Nov 4 Impact Aid Forms Due 

Nov 8 Election Day no school for students

Nov 11 Veterans Day/Teacher Workday no school for students

Nov 11 PTA Treats for Troops Collection at Parliament Pool

Nov 23-25 Holiday Thanksgiving no school for students

December

Dec 19-Jan 2 Holiday Winter Break (classes resume Jan 3, 2023)

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

PTA News

Have Too Much Halloween Candy? On Veterans Day, the PTA will be collecting candy to donate to service members. Stop by the Parliament Pool from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, November 11 to drop off candy and write a letter or draw a picture to thank service members. See our flier for more information.

Stay tuned for upcoming details on a FREE virtual Tiny Chefs event at 6pm on November 18th, Spartan’s Spirit Days on November 15-16th, and a virtual speaker presentation in January!

Event Lead/Captain Sign-Up.  We are looking for people to volunteer for various positions for the 2022-23 school year, and also have positions for next school year that require advance planning.  Please consider stepping up to make these initiatives happen.  More information here.

2022-2023 Directory. The 2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access it!

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 and Engage 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.  Interested in volunteering?  Fill out the form on this page to let us know how you can help!  Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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#GreatMindsatWork

The second graders in Ms. Valcour's class have been thinking hard and sharing their suggestions for Mrs. Lin on Storybook Character Day. There were some great suggestions and reasons shared; so many choices to pick from and new books to read. I know we are all looking forward to Friday!

 

Reminder: October 28th Spirit Day


Friday October 28 is Storybook Character Day
Help Kings Park ES celebrate our love for literacy. Dress up as your favorite storybook character. Bring your favorite book along! Be creative, but no character masks or weapons.

Veterans Day Celebration

Do you have a veteran or active servicemember in your life? Kings Park and Kings Glen students and their families are invited to post a video message on Flipgrid. Please use this link to share a photo of your veteran and/or tell us about your veteran's service.  Flipgrid access is available with your child's fcpsschool.net login by choosing Join with Google

If you don't have a veteran or active servicemember among your loved ones, you can use this Flipgrid to thank veterans and servicemembers and share what this day means to you.

Please complete your Flipgrid video by Friday November 4th, 2022.

Thank you for your participation! We are excited to share this Veteran’s Day Flipgrid tribute with KP/KG community on or before Veterans Day

Winter Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the KPES Library November 16th* - December 2nd.  Students will have the opportunity to shop during Library class.  Many volunteers are needed.  Please see available time slots* and sign-up to help: https://forms.gle/SoMm4ZYcyhvxD4vV7 .  (*Dates based on expected delivery of Book Fair).  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, [email protected], (703) 426-7008, with any questions.

Gift Card Drive

We all need a little extra support sometimes. As we head into the winter season,  we are collecting gift cards to Giant, Walmart and Target.  These cards will go towards helping families access basic needs and supports throughout the school year. If you are interested in helping our Kings Park families, please send gift cards in an envelope attention: School Counseling Office by Friday November 11th.  Questions? Please contact our school counselors Corri Shusterman [email protected] or Tracy Rossi [email protected]  or our school social worker Katie Carroll, [email protected] . Thank you for in advance for your generosity!

Outstanding Employee Awards 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Kings Park Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please click on the title and you will be taken to the appropriate form. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in two or more criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Nov. 7, 2022

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Beavers at [email protected].

Outstanding Teacher: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); Specialists (Librarians, music, art, and PE teachers) are included in this category.

Outstanding New Teacher: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); Specialists (Librarians, music, art, and PE teachers) are included in this category.

Outstanding Principal: Has at least three years experience as a building principal (in any school/school district).

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

Common positions in this category: Assistant Principal, Associate Principal, Director of Student Services, Director of Student Activities.

Outstanding Operational Employee: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee.

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, Parent Liaisons.

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

Common positions in this category: School-based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Advanced Academic Resource Teachers, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, and Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school. 

Student–Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Kings Park sent Federal Impact Aid forms home on Friday, October 21st.  Beginning October 18th, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has asked all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important, because FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3 million in additional grants from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County Public Schools and Centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please sign, date, and return the completed form to your student’s teacher by November 4th. All information provided is treated confidentially.  Additional information about the Federal Impact Aid Survey can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/impact.  If you have questions regarding the form, please call our office at 703-426-7000.

KPES is Hiring Student Monitors for 2022-2023

Kings Park ES is hiring student monitors for the 22-23 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is please email [email protected] and use the following link to apply: http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?tg=supp&req=18013BR

Description:   Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to  the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs 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.

Hourly pay: $16.36

Calendar Reminders

October

Oct 26 PTA Chipotle Night

Oct 28 Book Character Day

Oct 28 2-hour Early Dismissal (Dismissal begins at 1:20pm)

Oct 31 Teacher Workday no school for students

November

Nov 4 Impact Aid Forms Due 

Nov 8 Election Day no school for students

Nov 11 Veterans Day/Teacher Workday no school for students

Nov 11 PTA Treats for Troops Collection at Parliament Pool

Nov 23-25 Holiday Thanksgiving no school for students

December

Dec 19-Jan 2 Holiday Winter Break (classes resume Jan 3, 2023)

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

PTA News

Chipotle Spirit Night on Wednesday, October 26, 4-8 PM.  Enjoy a delicious dinner while also supporting our schools.  Show this flier or order online using code THEME6T.

Treats for Troops and Veterans Day; Friday, November 11, 3-6 PM at Parliament Pool.  Donate excess Halloween Candy to our troops.  Write a letter or draw a picture to be sent to service members.  More information on our flier.

2022-2023 Directory. The 2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access it!

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!

Trunk or Treat @Lake Braddock

Our annual Trunk or Treat event will be held at Lake Braddock on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-7 PM. The event will take place on the Blacktop prior to the start of the Screen on the Green. 

This event is open to all ages, and there will be Halloween games and Trick or Treating. Costumes are encouraged!  

We will be requesting a donation of $5 per family at the gate. These donations will go towards supporting the classes of Lake Braddock. 

Annandale Boys and Girls Club Winter Sports Registrations

See link for more information (Spanish).

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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#GreatMindsatWork

We were excited to kick off the first field trip of the year. This week our Kindergarten students visited Cox Farm and it was a hit. Every student was offered a pumpkin to take home and enjoyed the fall weather. 

A big thank you to the KPES community for the sizable donation of socks. We are thrilled to be working with our Lake Braddock Secondary students to support this great cause.  

October Spirit Day


Friday October 28 is Storybook Character Day
Help Kings Park ES celebrate our love for literacy. Dress up as your favorite storybook character. Bring your favorite book along! Be creative, but no character masks or weapons.

Gift Card Drive

We all need a little extra support sometimes. As we head into the winter season,  we are collecting gift cards to Giant, Walmart and Target.  These cards will go towards helping families access basic needs and supports throughout the school year. If you are interested in helping our Kings Park families, please send gift cards in an envelope attention: School Counseling Office by Friday November 11th.  Questions? Please contact our school counselors Corri Shusterman [email protected] or Tracy Rossi [email protected]  or our school social worker Katie Carroll, [email protected] . Thank you for in advance for your generosity!

Student–Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Kings Park is sending home Federal Impact Aid forms on Friday, October 21st.  Beginning October 18th, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will ask all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important, because FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3 million in additional grants from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County Public Schools and Centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please sign, date, and return the completed form to your student’s teacher by November 4th. All information provided is treated confidentially.  Additional information about the Federal Impact Aid Survey can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/impact.  If you have questions regarding the form, please call our office at 703-426-7000.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! The FCPS Calendar

Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child later in life. It’s a good habit to build now to help them graduate from college on time and routinely report to work on time once they have a career.

Take a look at the FCPS Calendar. Try to ensure that any trips or family events are on weekends and school holidays. Every day of learning is a day toward success. Keep in mind that absences add up quickly. Students who are absent 10 percent of the school year (or just two days per month) are considered “chronically absent.”

When possible, schedule appointments for your child outside of school hours. If your child needs to miss school because of an illness or appointment, you must report the absence to the school. Kings Park ES has a link to our attendance email or notification systems on their homepages. If you are unsure of how to contact them, call the front office.

Visit our Attendance webpage for resources on attendance.

FCPS Multilingual Podcast

Fairfax County Public Schools produces a multilingual podcast every two weeks to highlight relevant information for families in their own languages. It is produced in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. 

The latest episode introduces the FCPS Trust Policy and reminds families to review the Student Rights and Responsibilities document. Learn more about the Podcast.

KPES is Hiring Student Monitors for 2022-2023

Kings Park ES is hiring student monitors for the 22-23 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is please email [email protected] and use the following link to apply: http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?tg=supp&req=18013BR

Description:   Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to  the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs 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.

Hourly pay: $16.36

Calendar Reminders

October

Oct 24 Holiday - Diwali no school for students

Oct 26 PTA Chipotle Night

Oct 28 Book Character Day

Oct 28 2-hour Early Dismissal (Dismissal begins at 1:20pm)

Oct 31 Teacher Workday no school for students

November

Nov 4 Impact Aid Forms Due 

Nov 8 Election Day no school for students

Nov 11 Veterans Day/Teacher Workday no school for students

Nov 11 PTA Treats for Troops Collection at Parliament Pool

Nov 23-25 Holiday Thanksgiving no school for students

December

Dec 19-Jan 2 Holiday Winter Break (classes resume Jan 3, 2024)

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

PTA News

Chipotle Spirit Night on Wednesday, October 26, 4-8 PM.  Enjoy a delicious dinner while also supporting our schools.  Show this flier or order online using code THEME6T.

Treats for Troops and Veterans Day; Friday, November 11, 3-6 PM at Parliament Pool.  Donate excess Halloween Candy to our troops.  Write a letter or draw a picture to be sent to service members.  More information on our flier.

2022-2023 Directory. The 2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access it!

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!

Trunk or Treat @Lake Braddock

Our annual Trunk or Treat event will be held at Lake Braddock on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-7 PM. The event will take place on the Blacktop prior to the start of the Screen on the Green. 

This event is open to all ages, and there will be Halloween games and Trick or Treating. Costumes are encouraged!  

We will be requesting a donation of $5 per family at the gate. These donations will go towards supporting the classes of Lake Braddock. 

Annandale Boys and Girls Club Winter Sports Registrations

See link for more information (Spanish).

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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#GreatMindsatWork

Our student leaders are hard at work! Inside the hallways our Cub Patrols are stationed at strategic spots to remind students to use their "walking feet" and to be safe. We are grateful for the many ways they give back to the KPES community.  

Save the Dates: October Spirit Day

Friday October 14 is Crazy Socks Day
Celebrate SOCKTOBER! Wear a pair, bring a pair to share.  Help the Lake Braddock pyramid collect socks for those in need this winter; donations will go to local shelters and ECHO. On Friday October 14th, wear crazy socks to school and bring one pair of new socks to donate. Each classroom will have a collection bag. Child and adult socks are welcome.


Friday October 28 is Storybook Character Day
Help Kings Park ES celebrate our love for literacy. Dress up as your favorite storybook character. Bring your favorite book along! Be creative, but no character masks or weapons.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! The FCPS Calendar

Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child later in life. It’s a good habit to build now to help them graduate from college on time and routinely report to work on time once they have a career.

Take a look at the FCPS Calendar. Try to ensure that any trips or family events are on weekends and school holidays. Every day of learning is a day toward success. Keep in mind that absences add up quickly. Students who are absent 10 percent of the school year (or just two days per month) are considered “chronically absent.”

When possible, schedule appointments for your child outside of school hours. If your child needs to miss school because of an illness or appointment, you must report the absence to the school. Kings Park ES has a link to our attendance email or notification systems on their homepages. If you are unsure of how to contact them, call the front office.

Visit our Attendance webpage for resources on attendance.

FCPS Multilingual Podcast

Fairfax County Public Schools produces a multilingual podcast every two weeks to highlight relevant information for families in their own languages. It is produced in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. 

The latest episode introduces the FCPS Trust Policy and reminds families to review the Student Rights and Responsibilities document. Learn more about the Podcast.

Advanced Academics 

The Kings Park and Kings Glen Advanced Academics Resource Teachers, Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode, have collaborated to create another informational video about Advanced Academics. This video focuses specifically on the screening process for Level IV (full-time) AAP services. Students can be screened in grades 2-7, for services in grades 3-8. The video can be found at https://youtu.be/oEx1Hzk87jM.

 Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode will be co-hosting a question-and-answer (Q&A) session on Zoom to address any questions about the Level IV (full-time) screening process. To receive the Zoom link, please sign up no later than Monday, October 10th, at https://forms.gle/c4gqSzSW9UX6yUZZ8.

 As always, if there are any further questions please reach out to Mrs. Keane at [email protected].

KPES is Hiring Student Monitors for 2022-2023

Kings Park ES is hiring student monitors for the 22-23 school year. Please see the below details. If you are interested, or know someone who is please email [email protected] and use the following link to apply: http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?tg=supp&req=18013BR

Description:   Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to  the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs 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.

Hourly pay: $16.36

Lake Braddock SS “Feeder Night” Field Hockey Game, Oct 13th 7:30pm

Lake Braddock Bruins vs South County Stallions

  • All students from the Braddock pyramid are admitted in the game with the presentation of the flyer and when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • The cost of the game is  $5 for adults and tickets can be purchased online through Etix – http://tinyurl.com/braddocktickets or in-person at the gate.
  • All feeder school students will be recognized before the game at 7:00 pm. Please meet on the track by the purple rock at  6:45 pm
  • Check out this link for more information
Yearbook Cover Art Contest

Our KP/KG PTA is looking for student created artwork for the 2022-23 yearbook cover. The theme this year is Great Minds at Work. Please see the contest flier for more details. Deadline is Oct 18th. Turn it in to your child's teacher or email to [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

October

Oct 12 Picture Day,  First and Third Grades

Oct 15 Fall Level IV referrals due
(for current 3rd graders new to FCPS as of January 1, 2022)

Oct 24 Holiday - Diwali, no school for students

Oct 28 2-hour Early Dismissal (Dismissal begins at 1:20pm)

Oct 31 Teacher Workday no school for students

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Community Events - Wakefield Farmer's Market

PTA News

InCourage Parents Night Out this Friday, October 14, 6:30-8:30 PM.  Sign-up your kid(s) up today for the Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course Party (siblings aged 4 and over are welcome!).  The cost is $45/child; more information on our flier!

FREE PTA Fall-tastic Fun Festival this Saturday, October 15, 1:30-4:30 PM.  Our second PTA event will be held at Burke Station Swim Club.  Come by for some fall fun, including crafts, candy apples, empanada food truck (for purchase), games, entertainment, and more!

PTA General Membership Meeting on Monday, October 17, 7 PM.  We hope you’ll join us at Kings Park or virtually through zoom; more information on Facebook and our website!

Chipotle Spirit Night on Wednesday, October 26, 4-8 PM.  Enjoy a delicious dinner while also supporting your school(s).  Show this flier or order online using code THEME6T.

Treats for Troops and Veterans Day; Friday, November 11, 3-6 PM at Parliament Pool.  More information on our flier.

2022-2023 Directory. The 2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access it!

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!

Trunk or Treat @Lake Braddock

Our annual Trunk or Treat event will be held at Lake Braddock on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-7 PM. The event will take place on the Blacktop prior to the start of the Screen on the Green. 

This event is open to all ages, and there will be Halloween games and Trick or Treating. Costumes are encouraged!  

We will be requesting a donation of $5 per family at the gate. These donations will go towards supporting the classes of Lake Braddock. 

Annandale Boys and Girls Club Winter Sports Registrations

See link for more information (Spanish).

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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Reminder: No School Tomorrow, Oct 5th

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. To mark this day, which begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4, Tuesday is noted as a ½ religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar. Wednesday, October 5, is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12 month employees report). See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

#GreatMindsatWork

Our Cub Council has been hard at work planning for our school community. These third grade student leaders gather to support the whole school while adding their student voice. This group is facilitated by one of our school counselors, Mrs. Corri Shusterman. Check out the "save the dates" below for upcoming details. 

Save the Dates: October Spirit Day

Friday October 14 is Crazy Socks Day
Celebrate SOCKTOBER! Wear a pair, bring a pair to share.  Help the Lake Braddock pyramid collect socks for those in need this winter; donations will go to local shelters and ECHO. On Friday October 14th, wear crazy socks to school and bring one pair of new socks to donate. Each classroom will have a collection bag. Child and adult socks are welcome.


Friday October 28 is Storybook Character Day
Help Kings Park ES celebrate our love for literacy. Dress up as your favorite storybook character. Bring your favorite book along! Be creative, but no masks or weapons.

School Photos

Specific Preschool, Kinder and Second Grade, Tuesday, October 11th
Specific Preschool, First and Third Grade, Wednesday, October 12th  

All students will be photographed for school records either Tuesday, October 11th (Kindergarten and Second Grade) or Wednesday, October 12th   (First and Third Grade).  Package options from Strawbridge Studios can be found electronically through the attached link.  Additionally, paper copies will be sent home in your student’s Take Home Envelope.

Parents can choose to purchase photos, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting our school.  If you decide to order a photo package, please return the envelope to school by photo day. Photos should arrive in a few weeks.  Make-up photos and re-takes will occur Wednesday December 7th.  For questions you can go to Strawbridge.net and enter the on-line code FM397770. 

Advanced Academics 

The Kings Park and Kings Glen Advanced Academics Resource Teachers, Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode, have collaborated to create another informational video about Advanced Academics. This video focuses specifically on the screening process for Level IV (full-time) AAP services. Students can be screened in grades 2-7, for services in grades 3-8. The video can be found at https://youtu.be/oEx1Hzk87jM.

 Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode will be co-hosting a question-and-answer (Q&A) session on Zoom to address any questions about the Level IV (full-time) screening process. To receive the Zoom link, please sign up no later than Monday, October 10th, at https://forms.gle/c4gqSzSW9UX6yUZZ8.

 As always, if there are any further questions please reach out to Mrs. Keane at [email protected].

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

Our KP/KG PTA is looking for student created artwork for the 2022-23 yearbook cover. The theme this year is Great Minds at Work. Please see the contest flier for more details. Deadline is Oct 18th. Turn it in to your child's teacher or email to [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

October

Oct 5, Holiday - Yum Kippur no school for students

Oct 10 Holiday - Indigenous Peoples’ Day no school for students

Oct 11 Picture Day,  Kindergarten and Second Grade

Oct 12 Picture Day,  First and Third Grades

Oct 15 Fall Level IV referrals due
(for current 3rd graders new to FCPS as of January 1, 2022)

Oct 24 Holiday - Diwali, no school for students

Oct 28 2-hour Early Dismissal (Dismissal begins at 1:20pm)

Oct 31 Teacher Workday no school for students

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Community Events - Wakefield Farmer's Market

PTA News

Fall Photoshoot (rescheduled to 10/9 due to inclement weather).  We’re glad to announce that Susan Johnson will be back on Sunday, October 9th from 2-4pm to take family pictures at KPES outside on the grass in front of the playground.  This fantastic opportunity will cost you $40 for two photos, including digital access.  Please sign up here.  Lisa Anderson will be there to collect coats on behalf of ECHO - we appreciate your donations; all sizes are needed!

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week.  As a reminder, our highly successful Spirit Week is back this week, 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!

InCourage Parents Night Out on Friday, October 14, 6:30-8:30 PM.  The cost is $45/child; more information coming soon!

FREE PTA Fall-tastic Fun Festival on October 15, 1:30-4:30 PM.  Our second PTA event will be held at Burke Station Swim Club.  Come by for some fall fun, including crafts, candy apples, empanada food truck (for purchase), games, entertainment, and more!

PTA General Membership Meeting on Monday, October 17, 7 PM.  This meeting will be at Kings Park and also available virtually through zoom; more information coming soon!

2022-2023 Directory. The 2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access it!

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!

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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#GreatMindsatWork

While our week is just getting started, I could not help but share some great moments from last week. The KPKG PTA Boosterthon was an incredible success. We are extremely grateful to our volunteers, donors, cheerleaders and students for an amazing FUN RUN this past Friday!

Additionally our CUB PATROLS are now on duty! A big shout out to Mrs. Jordan who helps train, organize and facilitates our unique third grade program. These students help provide friendly reminders and compliments at our entrances, in our hallways and on our buses. 

Handle With Care

Sometimes children feel overwhelmed; and we are here to help support your child. If your student is coming to school after a difficult night, morning or weekend, feel free to email your child’s teacher with a simple subject line such as:  handle with care, rough morning, sleepless night, etc. You don’t have to provide any other details unless you want to. We will know to give your child a little extra attention and grace that day. 

School Photos

Specific Preschool, Kinder and Second Grade, Tuesday, October 11th
Specific Preschool, First and Third Grade, Wednesday, October 12th  

All students will be photographed for school records either Tuesday, October 11th (Kindergarten and Second Grade) or Wednesday, October 12th   (First and Third Grade).  Package options from Strawbridge Studios can be found electronically through the attached link.  Additionally, paper copies will be sent home in your student’s Take Home Envelope.

Parents can choose to purchase photos, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting our school.  If you decide to order a photo package, please return the envelope to school by photo day. Photos should arrive in a few weeks.  Make-up photos and re-takes will occur Wednesday December 7th.  For questions you can go to Strawbridge.net and enter the on-line code FM397770. 

Advanced Academics 

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.

Kings Park will be offering two parent question/answer sessions regarding AAP services and screening processes. Our first session will be September 28 from 9-9:30am in Room 1 at KPES. If you are unable to attend and have lingering questions following the video, please reach out to Mrs. Keane ([email protected]) via email. All are welcome!

For second and third grade families interested in the screening process for full-time AAP services, please keep an eye out for an additional informational presentation in next week’s message. Following next week’s video, a screening-process-specific Q&A session will be held on Zoom with the opportunity to ask questions of Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode. This Q&A session will be held on October 11 at 6:30pm – also included in next week’s message will be a short form to request the Zoom link.

Any questions? Please reach out to Mrs. Keane ([email protected]).

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

Our KP/KG PTA is looking for student created artwork for the 2022-23 yearbook cover. The theme this year is Great Minds at Work. Please see the contest flier for more details. Deadline is Oct 18th. Turn it in to your child's teacher or email to yearbook4kp[email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

September

Sept 28 AAP Continuum of Services parent coffee
w/Mrs.Keane 9-9:30am Room1

Sept 30 Student Rights and Responsibilities Signature Due

October

Oct 5, Holiday - Yum Kippur no school for students

Oct 10 Holiday - Indigenous Peoples’ Day no school for students

Oct 11 Picture Day,  Kindergarten and Second Grade

Oct 12 Picture Day,  First and Third Grades

Oct 15 Fall Level IV referrals due
(for current 3rd graders new to FCPS as of January 1, 2022)

Oct 24 Holiday - Diwali, no school for students

Oct 28 2-hour Early Dismissal (Dismissal begins at 1:20pm)

Oct 31 Teacher Workday no school for students

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Community Events - Wakefield Farmer's Market

PTA News

Booster Fun Run. Wow.  What a busy 10 days and a super Fun Run.   We reached and easily surpassed our goal of $35,000; the funds this year will 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.  Thank you to our extremely generous and wonderful community for your support and engagement!

The 2022-2023 Directory is here! The 2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access it!

Fall Photoshoot.  We’re glad to announce that Susan Johnson will be back on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-4pm to take family pictures at KPES outside on the grass in front of the playground.  This fantastic opportunity will cost you $40 for two photos.  Please sign up here.  Lisa Anderson will be there to collect coats on behalf of ECHO - we appreciate your donations; all sizes are needed!

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week.  As a reminder, 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!

Save these Dates, more details coming soon.  InCourage will host a Parents Night Out on October 14th; our second FREE PTA event will be held on October 15th; and our second PTA General Membership Meeting will be held at Kings Park on October 17th.

PTA Yearbook Cover Art Contest Deadline is October 18th.  We’re looking for student created artwork for the 2022-23 yearbook cover!  The theme this year is Great Minds at Work.  Please check out the contest flier for more details; entries can be given to your child’s teacher or emailed to [email protected]

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!

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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KP/KG PTA News and Updates

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 at http://mybooster.com

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.  Meet us at the back field to sign in and cheer the students on! 

Please check out the schedule here: https://kpkgpta.org/booster2022/fun-run-day/   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!

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#GreatMindsatWork

Our kindergartners minds are hard at work during Language Arts rotations. Check out our learners as the explore LEXIA via school issued iPads, work their teacher in small groups and engage in a variety of table activities during their station time. 

Thank you KPKG PTA!

This past Friday night hundreds of students and families were able to reconnect and relax together thanks to our amazing PTA during our Back to School Ice Cream Social. We are extremely grateful for the efforts of our families and the opportunity to connect over a cup of ice cream. Also we would like to extend an advance BIG THANK YOU for everyone's support and participation in Boosterthon, the PTA's main fundraiser. We are looking forward to the Fun Run on Friday!

Handle With Care

Sometimes children feel overwhelmed; and we are here to help support your child. If your student is coming to school after a difficult night, morning or weekend, feel free to email your child’s teacher with a simple subject line such as:  handle with care, rough morning, sleepless night, etc. You don’t have to provide any other details unless you want to. We will know to give your child a little extra attention and grace that day. 

School Photos

Kinder and Second Grade, Tuesday, October 11th
First and Third Grade, Wednesday, October 12th  

All students will be photographed for school records either Tuesday, October 11th (Kindergarten and Second Grade) or Wednesday, October 12th   (First and Third Grade).  Package options from Strawbridge Studios can be found electronically through the attached link.  Additionally, paper copies will be sent home in your student’s Take Home Envelope.

Parents can choose to purchase photos, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting our school.  If you decide to order a photo package, please return the envelope to school by photo day. Photos should arrive in a few weeks.  Make-up photos and re-takes will occur Wednesday December 7th.  For questions you can go to Strawbridge.net and enter the on-line code FM397770. 

Advanced Academics 

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.

Kings Park will be offering two parent question/answer sessions regarding AAP services and screening processes. Our first session will be September 28 from 9-9:30am in Room 1 at KPES. If you are unable to attend and have lingering questions following the video, please reach out to Mrs. Keane ([email protected]) via email. All are welcome!

For second and third grade families interested in the screening process for full-time AAP services, please keep an eye out for an additional informational presentation in next week’s message. Following next week’s video, a screening-process-specific Q&A session will be held on Zoom with the opportunity to ask questions of Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode. This Q&A session will be held on October 11 at 6:30pm – also included in next week’s message will be a short form to request the Zoom link.

Any questions? Please reach out to Mrs. Keane ([email protected]).

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

Our KP/KG PTA is looking for student created artwork for the 2022-23 yearbook cover. The theme this year is Great Minds at Work. Please see the contest flier for more details. Deadline is Oct 18th. Turn it in to your child's teacher or email to [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

September

Sept 23 Boosterthon Fun Run

Sept 23 Lake Braddock Homecoming Parade

Sept 26 Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah

Sept 28 AAP Continuum of Services parent coffee
w/Mrs.Keane 9-9:30am Room1

Sept 30 Student Rights and Responsibilities Signature Due

October

Oct 5, Holiday - Yum Kippur no school for students

Oct 10 Holiday - Indigenous Peoples’ Day no school for students

Oct 11 Picture Day,  Kindergarten and Second Grade

Oct 12 Picture Day,  First and Third Grades

Oct 15 Fall Level IV referrals due
(for current 3rd graders new to FCPS as of January 1, 2022)

Oct 24 Holiday - Diwali, no school for students

Oct 28 2-hour Early Dismissal (Dismissal begins at 1:20pm)

Oct 31 Teacher Workday no school for students

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Community Events - Wakefield Farmer's Market

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!

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

KP/KG PTA Spiritwear Sale Ends Tonight!

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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: https://kpkgpta.org/spirit-wear/

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]

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#GreatMindsatWork

Every day our students enter the classroom to work, learn and play collaboratively. Check out the Class Mantra for Room 31. This serves as a great reminder for students, staff and families alike. Each morning all classrooms begin their day with a Morning Meeting to build community and start the day off collaboratively. Everyone is valued and affirmed at KPES, together we make each day a GREAT day!

Handle With Care

Sometimes children feel overwhelmed; and we are here to help support your child. If your student is coming to school after a difficult night, morning or weekend, feel free to email your child’s teacher with a simple subject line such as:  handle with care, rough morning, sleepless night, etc. You don’t have to provide any other details unless you want to. We will know to give your child a little extra attention and grace that day. 

Walkers Arrival

We are grateful for everyone's cooperation and that the front bus loop traffic has shifted to be buses only during arrival and dismissal. Each day we have many families to walk to school with their students and this practice has made for a much smoother and safer entry for our walker families.

During our internal KPOV news show we have reminded walkers who may arrive early to space out as they enter the building. As many students love an early morning playground session, additional reminders/support from our families will be appreciated. The enthusiasm seen each morning is a great start to the day and a reminder of the joys of teaching and learning at KPES. 

Advanced Academics 

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. Keane will host Kings Park families on Wednesday, September 28, from 9-9:30am in Room 1.

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

Our KP/KG PTA is looking for student created artwork for the 2022-23 yearbook cover. The theme this year is Great Minds at Work. Please see the contest flier for more details. Deadline is Oct 18th. Turn it in to your child's teacher or email to [email protected] 

Calendar Reminders

September
Sept 16 PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Night

Sept 23 Boosterthon Fun Run

Sept 26 Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah

Sept 28 AAP Continuum of Services parent coffee
w/Mrs.Keane 9-9:30am Room1

Sept 30 Student Rights and Responsibilities Signature Due

October

Oct 5, Holiday - Yum Kippur no school for students

Oct 10 Holiday - Indigenous Peoples’ Day no school for students

Oct 11 Picture Day,  Kindergarten and Second Grade

Oct 12 Picture Day,  First and Third Grades

Oct 15 Fall Level IV referrals due
(for current 3rd graders new to FCPS as of January 1, 2022)

Oct 24 Holiday - Diwali, no school for students

Oct 28 2-hour Early Dismissal (Dismissal begins at 1:20pm)

Oct 31 Teacher Workday no school for students

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

PTA News

PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair.  Please join us this 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!

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 this week 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.  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!

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.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

Kings Park ES Message, Sept 6th

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#GreatMindsatWork

Our students keep their bodies in motion inside and outside the classroom. Today our 1st graders were strategizing and using teamwork in PE while playing a game of Scooter Tag with pool noodles.

Student voice is always present and at work during music as well. Check out the sweet welcome and warm up song students sing as they begin music class, featuring a first grade classroom.

Thank you!

Whether you are a bus rider, walker or kiss and ride family, we are grateful for your support to ensure a safe and smooth arrival and dismissal process. With 640+ students all under the age of 9; the KPES community's combined adult patience and diligence makes a huge difference in keeping everyone safe. 

As a gentle reminder, animals and family pets are not allowed on school property in accordance with FCPS School Board Regulation 2125:  Exceptions are made for service animals to accommodate a person’s disability.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

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 email your child's teacher for a hard copy of SR&R as needed. 

Calendar Reminders

September
Sept 8 PTA Meeting

Sept 16 PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Night

Sept 23 Boosterthon Fun Run

Sept 26 Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah

Sept 30 Student Rights and Responsibilities Signature Due

October
Oct 10 Student Holiday - Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct 28 2-hour Early Release (Dismissal begins at 1:20pm)

Oct 31 Students Holiday - Teacher Workday

Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

Our KP/KG PTA is looking for student created artwork for the 2022-23 yearbook cover. The theme this year is Great Minds at Work. Please see the contest flier for more details. Deadline is Oct 18th. Turn it in to your child's teacher or email to [email protected] 

PTA News

First PTA Meeting of the School Year. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00pm at Kings Glen (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 and 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] 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!  Fill out the form on this page 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]

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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First Day Reflection

Our kindergartners' artwork featuring themselves on their first day of school lines the hallways...and they are all smiles! At KPES we strive hard to maintain the enthusiasm, excitement and the thrill of the first day for all our students; preschool- third grade! As our school song says, ...there's learning, and playing and much, much more. You will feel so welcome when you walk through our doors. 

 

Labor Day Holiday, Sept 2 - Sept 5

Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, 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.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

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

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. 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 email your child's teacher for a hard copy of SR&R as needed. 

Calendar Reminders

Sept 2 Student Holiday

Sept 5 Labor Day Holiday 

Sept 8 PTA Meeting

Sept 16 PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Night

Sept 30 Student Rights and Responsibilities Signature Due

Arrival/Dismissal Safety Reminders

Beginning this week we ask for caregivers to say their goodbyes at the designated building entrance. Should you arrive at school after 8:40am, please come to door 1 to sign your student in. For our walker families, please refrain from walking and crossing via the bus loop. We ask that you use the sidewalk closest to the playground and staff parking. For those families who wish to park and walk their students, we kindly ask you to park on Clydesdale to eliminate the need for dangerous U turns in the bus loop area. Thank you for your help with keeping everyone safe. 

PTA News

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 newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.  An updated PTA events calendar can also be found here. First PTA Meeting of the School Year. Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 8 at 7:00pm at Kings Glen (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.

PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair.  Please join us for the PTA's annual Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair on Friday, September 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!

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!

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!

Spiritwear, and more.  We will be opening our online Spiritwear store within the next couple of weeks - stay tuned!  Have questions?  Reach out to us at [email protected]

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
Attendance: 703-426-7070 | Web | Twitter

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Kings Park Special Edition

Thank you for a wonderful first full week of school. Take a peek at the student advice left by a current 3rd grader.

"Be you, be kind, and have confidence in yourself. Remember that you are amazing, smart and wonderful, because you are all those things! You are going to have a blast in 2nd grade. You are going to learn wonderful things."

This advice rings true for all our students and serves as a great reminder for students, families and staff alike. 2022-2023 is going to be a great year!

Arrival/Dismissal Safety Reminders

Beginning Monday we ask for caregivers to say their goodbyes at the designated building entrance. Should you arrive at school after 8:40am, please come to door 1 to sign your student in. For our walker families, please refrain from walking and crossing via the bus loop. We ask that you use the sidewalk closest to the playground and staff parking. For those families who wish to park and walk their students, we kindly ask you to park on Clydesdale to eliminate the need for dangerous U turns in the bus loop area. 

Superintendent Community Conversation, Monday, Aug 29th 6:30pm

Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Lake Braddock on Monday, August 29th, 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 register here

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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