Tuesday Take Home, May 11th

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Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

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Diving Into Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer is on the horizon and many families are looking for opportunities and strategies to engage their children over the summer. As a support, Kings Park ES will be hosting a virtual parent coffee. Our school counselor Fatima Samha, will be sharing tips, information and strategies to help keep your child engaged in a variety of learning activities both social emotionally and academically. Please see the below dates and times. Additional details including a registration sign up will be shared next week. This session will be recorded and posted for any family that is unable to attend. 

  • Monday, May 24th at 8:00am- 8:30am
  • Tuesday May 25th at 12:00pm- 12:30pm
All Library Books Due – Friday, May 28th

We ask all students to please search for and return any school library books by Friday, May 28th.  Students can locate their checkout list by signing-in to the library catalog: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810.    In the top right corner, click on “Log-In.”  On the following screen, select “Log in using your account with Fairfax County Public Schools.”  Then, click on the square with three horizontal lines located in the top left corner next to the words Kings Park Elementary School.  Select “My Stuff” in the drop-down menu and the checkout list will display.  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, if you have any questions or need assistance.  Thank you for helping to gather books for return.  Books may be returned to the classroom and will be picked up by Library helpers, or may be dropped off by ringing the buzzer at Door 1 during school hours, Monday-Friday, 7:45am – 4:00pm.  Please call our Office if you need assistance with drop-off (703) 426-7000.

Student Intention Forms for 2021-2022  

 

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.For families NOT returning to Kings Park or Kings Glen for 4th Grade in the fall of 2021-22, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Yearform by May 15. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank. Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to nesawicki@fcps.edu.  

Here Comes the Bus!

Would you like to check if your child's bus is running late? Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Transportation offers two different ways you can access information on your child's bus arrival information. 

Bus Delay Notification System - This gives you FCPS School Bus Delays for both AM & PM.

Here Comes the Bus - This is a school bus tracking app that provides parents/guardians with real-time bus locations through text or email alerts. A Student Information System (SIS) parent account is required to download the app. The app tracks the bus route-not the student.

PTA News

Please join us for our final PTA meeting of the year on Thursday, May 27 at 7pm via Zoom!  The PTA plans to announce newly elected board members and honor our outgoing board members, as well as retiring Kings Glen principal, Sam Elson.  Check our Facebook group or upcoming newsletter for call in information or send an email with a request to kpkgpta@gmail.com.

The PTA is planning another FREE Tiny Chef's event for Kings Park/Kings Glen families in early June!  Stay tuned for timing and sign up information.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • May 19th 3rd Grade Reading SOL 
  • May 24th 3rd Grade Math SOL Virtual Students 
  • May 24th/25th Virtual Parent Coffee (details above)
  • May 26th 3rd Grade Math SOL 
  • May 27th PTA Meeting via Zoom
  • May 28th Library Books are Due
  • May 31st Memorial Day, no school for students
  • June 8th Virtual Learning Day for all students
  • June 11th Last day of school for students, 2 hour early dismissal

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

Assembly on Friday, 1:30-2:30pm

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Ghana Assembly with Kofi Dennis

Kings Park is excited to have our first virtual assembly of the 2020-21 school year! This virtual assembly will be Friday, May 7th from 1:30-2:30pm on the BBCU platform. Our guest, Kofi Dennis, will be sharing with us music, storytelling, drumming, and dance from his homeland of Ghana, in West Africa.

Kings Park students have been learning and making connections through “windows and mirrors” in the music curriculum this year and are excited to get a stamp from Ghana in our Passport to Learning! Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. Students who are in-person will view/participate in the assembly from their classroom with their classroom teacher.

Students who are virtual will view/participate in the assembly via a direct BBCU guest link sent out on May 7th from their classroom teacher.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • May 3rd-7th Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 10th 3rd Grade Reading SOL Virtual Students 
  • May 19th 3rd Grade Reading SOL 
  • May 24th 3rd Grade Math SOL Virtual Students 
  • May 26th 3rd Grade Math SOL 
  • May 31st Memorial Day, no school for students
  • June 8th Virtual Learning Day for all students, 
  • June 11th Last day of school for students, 2 hour early dismissal

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

Tuesday Take Home, May 4th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

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Staff Appreciation Week

We want to send a big thank you to the KPKGPTA for helping honor the work and dedication of all the staff at Kings Park ES. This week has started off strong with kind words of encouragement chalked on our school porch and a fantastic boxed lunch. We continue to be grateful for the support and collaboration of the Kings Park community. Both Scott and I are proud to be a part of such a strong and dedicated team. 

Student Intention Forms for 2021-2022  

 

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.For families NOT returning to Kings Park or Kings Glen for 4th Grade in the fall of 2021-22, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Yearform by May 15. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank. Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send to nesawicki@fcps.edu.  

Class Placement Information

As we begin to plan for the 2021-2022 school year, we are inviting your input. Creating class assignments requires careful consideration and the involvement of many perspectives. We know a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. Should you have additional information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment; we ask that you please complete the Google Form by Friday, May 7th. If you have more than one child attending KPES, please complete one form per child. 

We ask that you do not request specific teachers and keep the information shared about your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for them. We assure you that with or without a form, each child’s strengths and needs are considered. As in the past, families will receive class placement notification just prior to school starting.

Kings Park ES Class Placement Information 21-22

A medida que comenzamos a planificar para el año escolar 2021-2022, invitamos sus comentarios. La creación de asignaciones de clase requiere una consideración cuidadosa y la participación de muchas perspectivas. Sabemos que una buena combinación maestro-alumno y una combinación productiva de niños son ingredientes para el éxito. Si tiene información adicional acerca de su hijo que el personal de la escuela tal vez no sepa, en particular con respecto al estilo de aprendizaje y el entorno del aula; le pedimos que complete este formulario de Google antes del viernes 7 de mayo. Si tiene más de un niño que asiste a KPES, complete un formulario por niño.

Le pedimos que no solicite maestros específicos y mantenga la información compartida sobre su hijo y el tipo de entorno de aprendizaje que cree que sería el más productivo para ellos. Le aseguramos que con o sin un formulario, las fortalezas y necesidades de cada niño son consideradas en el largo y complejo proceso de desarrollar las asignaciones de clase. Como en el pasado, las familias recibirán una notificación de colocación de clases justo antes de que comiencen las clases.

Here Comes the Bus!

Would you like to check if your child's bus is running late? Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Transportation offers two different ways you can access information on your child's bus arrival information. 

Bus Delay Notification System - This gives you FCPS School Bus Delays for both AM & PM.

Here Comes the Bus - This is a school bus tracking app that provides parents/guardians with real-time bus locations through text or email alerts. A Student Information System (SIS) parent account is required to download the app. The app tracks the bus route-not the student.

PTA News Virtual Baskets and Bingo

Virtual Baskets and Bingo 2021 was a great success and so much fun!  Thank you to everyone who participated and supported our schools, and congrats to all the winners!

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7!  Take a look at what the PTA has planned for the week.  Participate in these activities in person or virtually!  Feel free to post your appreciation on our Facebook group.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • May 3rd-7th Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 10th 3rd Grade Reading SOL Virtual Students 
  • May 19th 3rd Grade Reading SOL 
  • May 24th 3rd Grade Math SOL Virtual Students 
  • May 26th 3rd Grade Math SOL 
  • May 31st Memorial Day, no school for students
  • June 8th Virtual Learning Day for all students, 
  • June 11th Last day of school for students, 2 hour early dismissal

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

Tuesday Take Home, Apr 27th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

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2021-2022 Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

We were so excited to connect with our rising Kindergarten families this week, and extend a welcome to the class of 2035! If you were unable to attend our virtual kindergarten orientation yesterday, a recording of our event and optional small groups is available on the Kings Park ES website on the kindergarten registration page

Register now, your KPES Kindergarten Welcome Packet is waiting for you!

Class Placement Information

As we begin to plan for the 2021-2022 school year, we are inviting your input. Creating class assignments requires careful consideration and the involvement of many perspectives. We know a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. Should you have additional information about your child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment; we ask that you please complete the Google Form by Friday, May 7th. If you have more than one child attending KPES, please complete one form per child. 

We ask that you do not request specific teachers and keep the information shared about your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for them. We assure you that with or without a form, each child’s strengths and needs are considered. As in the past, families will receive class placement notification just prior to school starting.

Spring Reading Challenge - Minutes Tally

Our spring reading challenge ends this week.  Students who have been tracking reading minutes should use the Google form linked here! to share their minutes with us.  Will we reach 1 million reading minutes?  We will celebrate all of our KPES Spring Readers during a KPOV morning news show this May.  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions.

Scholastic Online Book Fair:
Ends Sunday, May 2

Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of your home.  From our Book Fair homepage, shop the Scholastic Store link or the Virtual Fair link.  All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free.  Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.  Books make great teacher gifts!  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions.  

Here Comes the Bus!

Would you like to check if your child's bus is running late? Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Transportation offers two different ways you can access information on your child's bus arrival information. 

Bus Delay Notification System - This gives you FCPS School Bus Delays for both AM & PM.

Here Comes the Bus - This is a school bus tracking app that provides parents/guardians with real-time bus locations through text or email alerts. A Student Information System (SIS) parent account is required to download the app. The app tracks the bus route-not the student.

PTA News Virtual Baskets and Bingo

Virtual Baskets and Bingo 2021 was a great success and so much fun!  Thank you to everyone who participated and supported our schools, and congrats to all the winners!

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7!  Take a look at what the PTA has planned for the week.  Participate in these activities in person or virtually!  Feel free to post your appreciation on our Facebook group.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • April 30 Last Day to Order Yearbooks
  • Apr 19-May 2 Virtual Book Fair
  • May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 31 Memorial Day
  • June 8 Virtual Learning Day
  • June 11 Last Day of School for students

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

Tuesday Take Home, Apr 20th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

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April is Month of the Military Child

 

Did you know that more than 14,000 military-connected youth call FCPS home? Join FCPS in celebrating them during Month of the Military Child. Wednesday, April 21, is Purple Up! Day, when all are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military-connected youth. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. Consider sharing the videos below in your newsletters or on social media.

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Kiss and Ride

As we welcome additional students back to Kings Park ES we want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. We have recognized a significant increase in the number of families choosing to utilize Kiss and Ride each day and request everyone's patience during arrival and dismissal. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children. Families may also choose to utilize the bus or children may walk to school. 

Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning. 

Scholastic Online Book Fair is HERE:
April 19 – May 2

Need to refresh your home library?  Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of your home.  From our Book Fair homepage, All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free.  Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.  Also, look for KPES teachers to share eWallet links for families who would like contribute funds to buy books for our classroom libraries!  Books make great teacher gifts!  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions. 

Here Comes the Bus!

Would you like to check if your child's bus is running late? Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Transportation offers two different ways you can access information on your child's bus arrival information. 

Bus Delay Notification System - This gives you FCPS School Bus Delays for both AM & PM.

Here Comes the Bus - This is a school bus tracking app that provides parents/guardians with real-time bus locations through text or email alerts. A Student Information System (SIS) parent account is required to download the app. The app tracks the bus route-not the student.

PTA News Baskets and Bingo

Virtual Baskets & Bingo is here!  Visit the PTA's virtual raffle site to enter to win your favorite themed baskets by 8pm on Thursday, April 22!  Check our website for more information on the event.

Upcoming PTA Meeting

Join us for our next PTA meeting is this Thursday, April 22 at 7pm via Zoom.  

Following the meeting, please join us for a discussion with our Kings Park and Kings Glen Principals.  As this unprecedented school year comes to a close, the PTA is excited to welcome the principals to our April 22 meeting to discuss the rest of the school year and known plans for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please use our Google form to submit questions, concerns, accolades or anything you would like to discuss or ask the school principals during the April 22 meeting. The form will be closed by COB, TODAY.

Kings Park 2020-2021 Yearbook Sales

Kings Park 2020-2021 yearbooks are on sale now!  Please note that the yearbook-purchasing process will look different than in previous years -- yearbooks will only be available for pre-order until April 30.  After which, they will no longer be available for purchase. The PTA will organize a distribution event in June.  

Order your yearbook here!  Send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.  

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Apr 12-22 PTA Virtual Baskets and BINGO
  • Apr 19-May 2 Virtual Book Fair
  • Apr 22 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • May 31 Memorial Day
  • June 11 Last Day of School for students

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

Tuesday Take Home, Apr 13th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Register for our Virtual Kindergarten Orientation, April 26th!

We are excited to welcome our rising Kindergarteners for the 2021-2022 school year. While we are unable to gather face to face for Kindergarten Orientation, that won’t stop us from connecting. Please save the date, on April 26th from 8:00am- 8:45am we will be hosting a virtual Kindergarten orientation. Complete this form to register for this event. You will receive and email with a link to connect virtually the day before.  

Most importantly please let us know you are coming, registration is OPEN and the staffing allocated to KPES depends on student numbers. Begin the registration process to help secure the necessary teachers to support the class or 2035.  Welcome to Kings Park ES!

*This information will also be archived on our school website. Contact our registrar Nancy Sawicki, to get your name added to the kindergarten list.  nesawicki@fcps.edu

Kindergarten Orientation FlipGrid

You can also access our Kindergarten Orientation Flipgrid to learn about Kings Park ES. When you click on the link, please choose Enter your guest password and type: kinder@kp2021

Spring Reading Challenge

Join us in growing as readers this spring!  Set a goal to read each day between now and April 27th!  Enjoy reading independently and listening to others read.  Enjoy reading stories and information, printed books, and eBooks!  Optional: View and celebrate your progress using this home reading log

*Once a week, share your minutes read with us by completing the Google form linked here!  We will celebrate all of our KPES Spring Readers during our KPOV morning news show this May.  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions.

Save the Date: Scholastic Online Book Fair:
April 19 – May 2

Need to refresh your home library?  Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of your home.  From our Book Fair homepage, shop The Scholastic Store for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more.  Or, shop The Virtual Fair to experience the joy of cases and characters, view exclusive books trailers, and shop over 200 new books and premium titles.  All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free.  Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.  Also, look for KPES teachers to share eWallet links for families who would like contribute funds to buy books for our classroom libraries!  Books make great teacher gifts!  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions. 

FCPS 16th Annual Virtual Special Education Conference, April 17 from 9 AM -12 PM.  

Click here to register.

Here Comes the Bus!

Would you like to check if your child's bus is running late? Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Transportation offers two different ways you can access information on your child's bus arrival information.

Bus Delay Notification System - This gives you FCPS School Bus Delays for both AM & PM.

Here Comes the Bus - This is a school bus tracking app that provides parents/guardians with real-time bus locations through text or email alerts. A Student Information System (SIS) parent account is required to download the app. The app tracks the bus route-not the student.

Library Book Checkout Opportunity

During Library class, students have been introduced to our eBook collections, including MyOn and MackinVia available at: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810.  

All students have an opportunity to receive hardcover books from our school library collection.  To request books, please complete our online form linked here: https://forms.gle/FtUSxXTK3osUqtweA.  Our Library helpers will fill orders based on book availability and student preferences.  Books will be delivered to classrooms during Library class week for in-person students.  Students, who are learning virtually at home, may sign up for a monthly curbside pickup slot using our Sign-Up Genius form linked here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa8a82baaf94-curbside.  Curbside book distribution will take place on the Mondays listed in the Sign-Up Genius.  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran rhalloran@fcpsschools.net, with any questions or if you need assistance with the forms.

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist the tech team with resolving the issue.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Baskets and Bingo

Virtual Baskets & Bingo is here!  Visit the PTA's virtual raffle site to enter to win your favorite themed baskets by 8pm on Thursday, April 22!  Check our website for more information on the event.

Upcoming PTA Meeting

Join us for our next PTA meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 7pm via Zoom.  

Following the meeting, please join us for a discussion with our Kings Park and Kings Glen Principals.  As this unprecedented school year comes to a close, the PTA is excited to welcome the principals to our April 22 meeting to discuss the rest of the school year and known plans for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please use our Google form to submit questions, concerns, accolades or anything you would like to discuss or ask the school principals during the April 22 meeting. The form will be closed by COB, Tuesday, April 20.

Kings Park 2020-2021 Yearbook Sales

Kings Park 2020-2021 yearbooks are on sale now!  Please note that the yearbook-purchasing process will look different than in previous years -- yearbooks will only be available for pre-order until April 30.  After which, they will no longer be available for purchase. The PTA will organize a distribution event in June.  

Order your yearbook here!  Send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.  

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Apr 12-22 PTA Virtual Baskets and BINGO
  • Apr 19-May 2 Virtual Book Fair
  • Apr 22 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • May 31 Memorial Day
  • June 11 Last Day of School for students

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

Tuesday Take Home, Apr 6th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

FCPS In Person Learning Update 

We are happy to have students back to virtual and in-person classes this week as we start the fourth quarter journey together. The headlines from yesterday’s FCPS messaging about expanding in person learning has generated questions that we want to try and help clarify. The impact of social distancing going from six feet to three feet will look different at every school and while unfortunately it is not an open invitation to anyone who wants to be in school four days; we want you to know we are working hard to maximize this expansion at Kings Park ES.

Here are a couple of pieces of information that we think will be helpful for you to know as we plan our next steps:

  • Kings Park staff will continue using the MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) process to identify students for four days of instruction. (You can read more about MTSS here.)
  • We will assess our available staffing and space availability including current occupancy, size of classrooms, furniture, and lunchroom space. *In contrast to the required 3 feet apart during instruction, schools need sufficient space for all students to eat lunch without a mask, 6’ apart while all facing the same direction
  • Every student will be considered individually and can result in siblings with different attendance schedules.  

Given this information, starting this week KPES will:

  • Assess each grade level/class’s capacity for adding additional students.
  • Begin to identify students via our MTSS process to attend four days week.
  • Determine any additional in person learning opportunities for students currently attending two days a week 
  • Be in touch with families that will be impacted by this recent development.

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support and understanding as we navigate the latest change in guidance

Virtual Kindergarten Orientation, April 26th!

We are excited to welcome our rising Kindergarteners for the 2021-2022 school year. While we are unable to gather face to face for Kindergarten Orientation, that won’t stop us from connecting. Please save the date, on April 26th from 8:00am- 8:45am we will be hosting a virtual Kindergarten orientation. Information to register will be coming soon.

Most importantly please let us know you are coming, registration is OPEN and the staffing allocated to KPES depends on student numbers. Begin the registration process ASAP to help secure the necessary teachers to support the class or 2035.  Welcome to Kings Park ES! * This information will also be archived on our school website. Please contact our registrar Nancy Sawicki, to get your name added to the kindergarten list.  nesawicki@fcps.edu

Save the Date: Scholastic Online Book Fair:
April 19 – May 2

Need to refresh your home library?  Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of your home.  From our Book Fair homepage, shop The Scholastic Store for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more.  Or, shop The Virtual Fair to experience the joy of cases and characters, view exclusive books trailers, and shop over 200 new books and premium titles.  All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free.  Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.  Also, look for KPES teachers to share eWallet links for families who would like contribute funds to buy books for our classroom libraries!  Books make great teacher gifts!  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions. 

Spring Reading Challenge

Join us in growing as readers this spring!  Set a goal to read each day between now and April 27th!  Enjoy reading independently and listening to others read.  Enjoy reading stories and information, printed books, and eBooks!  Optional: View and celebrate your progress using this home reading log

*Once a week, share your minutes read with us by completing the Google form linked here!  We will celebrate all of our KPES Spring Readers during our KPOV morning news show this May.  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions.

Here Comes the Bus!

Would you like to check if your child's bus is running late? Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Transportation offers two different ways you can access information on your child's bus arrival information.

Bus Delay Notification System - This gives you FCPS School Bus Delays for both AM & PM.

Here Comes the Bus - This is a school bus tracking app that provides parents/guardians with real-time bus locations through text or email alerts. A Student Information System (SIS) parent account is required to download the app. The app tracks the bus route-not the student.

Library Book Checkout Opportunity

During Library class, students have been introduced to our eBook collections, including MyOn and MackinVia available at: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810.  

All students have an opportunity to receive hardcover books from our school library collection.  To request books, please complete our online form linked here: https://forms.gle/FtUSxXTK3osUqtweA.  Our Library helpers will fill orders based on book availability and student preferences.  Books will be delivered to classrooms during Library class week for in-person students.  Students, who are learning virtually at home, may sign up for a monthly curbside pickup slot using our Sign-Up Genius form linked here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa8a82baaf94-curbside.  Curbside book distribution will take place on the Mondays listed in the Sign-Up Genius.  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran rhalloran@fcpsschools.net, with any questions or if you need assistance with the forms.

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist the tech team with resolving the issue.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Baskets and Bingo

Virtual Baskets and Bingo starts on Monday, April 12 at 3pm on this year's virtual location (https://kpkgpta.basketraffle.org/).  After April 12, you will have until Thursday, April 22 at 8pm to buy raffle tickets and enter to win any of our classroom baskets!

There is still time to donate to your classroom basket -- please consider even a small donation.  Haven't received anything about a classroom basket?  Check for emails from your teachers or contact baskets4kpkgpta@gmail.com

Upcoming PTA Meeting

Join us for our next PTA meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 7pm via Zoom.  

Following the meeting, please join us for a discussion with our Kings Park and Kings Glen Principals.  As this unprecedented school year comes to a close, the PTA is excited to welcome the principals to our April 22 meeting to discuss the rest of the school year and known plans for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please use our Google form to submit questions, concerns, accolades or anything you would like to discuss or ask the school principals during the April 22 meeting. The form will be closed by COB, Tuesday, April 20.

Kings Park 2020-2021 Yearbook Sales

The PTA is hard at work creating a 2020-2021 yearbook for Kings Park students!  Keep an eye on upcoming PTA and school communications for sales information.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Apr 12 PTA Virtual Baskets and BINGO
  • Apr 19-May 2 Virtual Book Fair
  • Apr 22 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • May 31 Memorial Day
  • June 11 Last Day of School for students

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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Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Spring Break Begins with a Two Hour Early Dismissal @1:20pm

As a friendly reminder Friday, March 26th is a 2 hour early dismissal. Online and in person classes will end at 1:20pm. For our in person families, please be sure to adjust your student meet up times with any daycare providers as well.

We wish everyone a relaxing Spring Break. Please note that Kings Park ES and our offices will be closed the week of March 29th- April 2nd. Additionally, April 5th is a teacher workday and there will be no school for students. We look forward to warmer weather and reconnecting with our learning community of April 6th

Lake Braddock Pyramid Meeting 

As a reminder, the Lake Braddock Pyramid will be hosting our second Lake Braddock pyramid-wide community meeting. This virtual meeting will be focused on building a stronger understanding of equity across the PreK – 12 learning continuum. During this conversation, you will learn more about the clearly defined and connected efforts of all eight schools within the pyramid in addressing equity-informed practices to ensure that all students feel welcome and that inclusion remains at the center of our work. 

We plan to share our common approaches to achieve our goal and share specific strategies that each school has implemented to address the individual needs of our connected communities.  Please join us tonight, March 23rd, from 6:30pm- 7:30pm to participate in the community discussion.  Please use the below link to access the meeting.  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e94dbfd2261f4024afae685772972abc 

We are looking forward to our continued partnership to keep equity at the center of our work, helping to lead each of our students to success.

Sincerely,
Lake Braddock Pyramid Principals

Spring Reading Challenge

Join us in growing as readers this spring!  Set a goal to read each day between now and April 27th!  Enjoy reading independently and listening to others read.  Enjoy reading stories and information, printed books, and eBooks!  Optional: View and celebrate your progress using this home reading log

*Once a week, share your minutes read with us by completing the Google form linked here!  We will celebrate all of our KPES Spring Readers during our KPOV morning news show this May.  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions.

Library Book Checkout Opportunity

During Library class, students have been introduced to our eBook collections, including MyOn and MackinVia available at: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810.  

All students have an opportunity to receive hardcover books from our school library collection.  To request books, please complete our online form linked here: https://forms.gle/FtUSxXTK3osUqtweA.  Our Library helpers will fill orders based on book availability and student preferences.  Books will be delivered to classrooms during Library class week for in-person students.  Students, who are learning virtually at home, may sign up for a monthly curbside pickup slot using our Sign-Up Genius form linked here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa8a82baaf94-curbside.  Curbside book distribution will take place on the Mondays listed in the Sign-Up Genius.  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran rhalloran@fcpsschools.net, with any questions or if you need assistance with the forms.

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist the tech team with resolving the issue.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Baskets and Bingo

Baskets and Bingo is coming! The PTA is very excited to host a virtual version of our usual annual raffle for themed baskets and teacher experiences during the week of April 12-22.  Sign up to be your child's classroom basket parent here!

Contact the PTA's VP of Fundraising, Sarah Maccubbin, at kpkgptavpfunsraising@gmail.com if you're interested in volunteering.

Spring Donation Drive

The PTA is hosting a Spring donation drive with Echo and Food for Others on March 27 (9am-3pm) and March 28 (9am-11am) at the Kings Park Elementary School Parking Lot (5400 Harrow Way, Springfield, VA 22151). If you'd like to volunteer to staff the donation area or help bring items to the donation centers, please email Lisa Jones at kpkgpta.vp.education@gmail.com

Spring Photo Opportunity

Thinking of springtime photos? The PTA is happy to announce a Spring Photo Opportunity!

The PTA is coordinating with local photographer Susan Johnson to offer student photos to Kings Park/Kings Glen families from March 27-29.  $20 will get you two digital images, with 20% coming back to the PTA! Sheets of prints will be available to purchase separately from Susan. See our website to sign up for a slot! 

Looking for New PTA Board Members

Are you interested in serving on the 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Executive Board?  Contact Katie Cattell (kpkgtreasurer@gmail.com), Rebecca Henry (rebeccalong3@gmail.com), or Brenda Nau (nau.brenda@gmail.com) of the PTA's Nominating Committee.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Mar 23 Lake Braddock Pyramid Meeting 6:30pm- 7:30pm 
  • Mar 26  2 hour early release with dismissal beginning at 1:20pm 
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students, school office closed
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 12 PTA Virtual Baskets and BINGO
  • May 31 Memorial Day
  • June 11 Last Day of School for students

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 Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Thank you to Staples

Thank you to Staples on Old Keene Mill Road, Burke for their donation of school supplies to Kings Park Elementary School.   Happy Togbe, General Manager at this Staples location reached out to KP as part of Staples Community Outreach.   Thank you, Staples, for thinking of our school.

Library Book Checkout Opportunity

During Library class, students have been introduced to our eBook collections, including MyOn and MackinVia available at: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810.  

Starting this month, all students will also have an opportunity to receive hardcover books from our school library collection.  To request books, please complete our online form linked here: https://forms.gle/FtUSxXTK3osUqtweA.  Our Library helpers will fill orders based on book availability and student preferences.  Books will be delivered to classrooms during Library class week for in-person students.  Students, who are learning virtually at home, may sign up for a monthly curbside pickup slot using our Sign-Up Genius form linked here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa8a82baaf94-curbside.  Curbside book distribution will take place on the Mondays listed in the Sign-Up Genius.  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran rhalloran@fcpsschools.net, with any questions or if you need assistance with the forms.

Student Book Bag Distribution 

Kings Park staff has been busy creating book bags for students to provide the opportunity to have access to more books to read from home. Curbside pickup will be available for grade levels at the following days and times;

Kindergarten (Dobson and Reinert only): March 22nd: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

1st Grade: March 22nd: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

2nd Grade (virtual students only): March 22nd: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Your child's classroom teacher will share additional details regarding book pick up. If you were unable to pick up your child's books at a previous date, you may come to Kings Park between 9:30am - 2:30pm to pick up Monday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Kiss and Ride 

As we welcome students back to Kings Park ES we want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning. 

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist with the tech team with resolve the issue.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Baskets and Bingo

Baskets and Bingo is coming! The PTA is very excited to host a virtual version of our usual annual raffle for themed baskets and teacher experiences during the week of April 12-16Sign up to be your child's classroom basket parent here!

Contact the PTA's VP of Fundraising, Sarah Maccubbin, at kpkgptavpfunsraising@gmail.com if you're interested in volunteering.

Spring Donation Drive

The PTA is hosting a Spring donation drive with Echo and Food for Others on March 27 (9am-3pm) and March 28 (9am-11am) at the Kings Park Elementary School Parking Lot (5400 Harrow Way, Springfield, VA 22151). If you'd like to volunteer to staff the donation area or help bring items to the donation centers, please email Lisa Jones at kpkgpta.vp.education@gmail.com

Spring Photo Opportunity

Thinking of springtime photos? The PTA is happy to announce a Spring Photo Opportunity!

The PTA is coordinating with local photographer Susan Johnson to offer student photos to Kings Park/Kings Glen families from March 27-29.  $20 will get you two digital images, with 20% coming back to the PTA! Sheets of prints will be available to purchase separately from Susan. See our website to sign up for a slot! 

Looking for New PTA Board Members

Are you interested in serving on the 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Executive Board?  Contact Katie Cattell (kpkgtreasurer@gmail.com), Rebecca Henry (rebeccalong3@gmail.com), or Brenda Nau (nau.brenda@gmail.com) of the PTA's Nominating Committee.

Upcoming PTA Meeting

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, please join us to hear tips for positive parenting during these difficult times from local, NoVA-based Rachel Bailey. Rachel is a mom, parenting coach, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Please see Facebook or our recent newsletter for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the call in information.

 Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the PTA's February Coloring Contest!

  • Zach Heincer (1st grade)
  • Allison Argenta (1st grade)
  • Sofia Stanley (Kindergarten) 
Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • Mar 23 Lake Braddock Pyramid Meeting 
  • Mar 26  2 hour early release 
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 12 PTA Virtual Baskets and BINGO
  • May 31 Memorial Day
  • June 11 Last Day of School for students

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 Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Lake Braddock Pyramid Meeting

The Lake Braddock Pyramid is excited to announce our second pyramid-wide community meeting with all of the Lake Braddock Pyramid School Principals. This virtual meeting will be focused on building a stronger understanding of equity across the PreK – 12 learning continuum. During this conversation, you will learn more about the clearly defined and connected efforts of all eight schools within the pyramid in addressing equity-informed practices to ensure that all students feel welcome and that inclusion remains at the center of our work. 

We plan to share our common approaches to achieve our goal and share specific strategies that each school has implemented to address the individual needs of our connected communities.  Please join us on March 23rd, at 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. to participate in the community discussion.  Please use the following link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e94dbfd2261f4024afae685772972abc to access the meeting.

We are looking forward to our continued partnership to keep equity at the center of our work, helping to lead each of our students to success.

Sincerely,

Lake Braddock Pyramid Principals

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Kings Park ES parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback. The questionnaire will be collected online between March 8 and March 19. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions and feedback matter!

Student Book Bag Distribution 

Kings Park staff has been busy creating book bags for students to provide the opportunity to have access to more books to read from home. Curbside pickup will be available for grade levels at the following days and times;

Kindergarten: March 15th: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

3rd Grade (virtual students only): March 15th: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Regardless of grade level, families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags at an earlier date, you may come to Kings Park between 9:30am - 2:30pm to pick up Monday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Return to School Lunch Bunch Recording

Kings Park ES hosted a virtual lunch bunch to discuss FCPS's return to school. While classroom teachers are sharing details and plans that are classroom specific, we were excited to share about KPES globally.

During this time we reinforced the latest updates from FCPS and shared some Kings Park ES specifics. If you were unable to join us, we have you covered! Please see this link to listen to our recorded presentation.

Kiss and Ride 

As we welcome students back to Kings Park ES we want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning. 

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist with the tech team with resolve the issue.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Baskets and Bingo

Baskets and Bingo is coming! The PTA is very excited to host a virtual version of our usual annual raffle for themed baskets and teacher experiences during the week of April 12.  Keep a look out for an opportunity to sign up as your child's classroom basket parent.  Contact the PTA's VP of Fundraising, Sarah Maccubbin, at kpkgptavpfunsraising@gmail.com if you're interested in volunteering.

Looking for New PTA Board Members

The PTA is looking for new executive board members for the 2021-2022 PTA board.  Are you interested in serving?  Contact Katie Cattell at kpkgtreasurer@gmail.com and/or Rebecca Henry at RebeccaLong3@gmail.com

PTA Meeting Guest Speaker

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, please join us to hear tips for positive parenting during these difficult times from local, NoVA-based Rachel Bailey. Rachel is a mom, parenting coach, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Please see Facebook or our recent newsletter for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the call in information

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 12 PTA Virtual Baskets and BINGO
  • May 31 Memorial Day
  • June 11 Last Day of School for students

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 Updates

As a midyear update we invite you to take a glimpse of the Kings Park ES campus in this video. We look forward to finishing out the year strong with our students/families both virtually and in person. Classroom teachers will continue sharing specific details and schedules as we phase in additional groups of students. 

March 5th=Two Hour Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm

As a friendly reminder, tomorrow, March 5th is a 2 hour early dismissal. Online and in person classes will end at 1:30pm. For our in person families, please be sure to adjust your student meet up times with any day care providers as well. 

Kiss and Ride Information 

As we begin to welcome students back to Kings Park ES and want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning. 

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
  • Mar 8 Student Holiday
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students

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

Tuesday Take Home, Mar 2nd

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Read Across America: Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

Books and stories provide access points for understanding ourselves and others.  Reading diverse books helps students walk in someone’s shoes or see themselves reflected in a book. Help celebrate Read Across America by participating in any of the days below! To access the links to the books, students will login with their fcps username (student ID#) and password. 

  • Tuesday, Mar  2nd - Wear blue to celebrate and be proud of who you are like Faizah and Asiya in The Proudest Blue By Ibtihaj Muhammad
  • Wednesday, Mar 3rd - Eat your favorite food for lunch or dinner to celebrate like Bilal Cooks Daal  By Aisha Saeed or Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

  • Thursday, Mar 4th - Use your senses and write a poem to celebrate like Richard Wright in Seeing Into Tomorrow
  • Friday, Mar 5th - Read a story based on a person’s life to celebrate like about Milo Castro Zaldarriaga in Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle.
Virtual Career Day This year we are bringing a virtual Career Day to Kings Park! We would love for our families to participate in this event.

Our Career Day will take place on Flipgrid, and participants will upload and short, 3-5 minute video sharing their career, interesting facts, experiences, and more. Feel free to dress in your work uniform and to even show some tools or props in your video (if possible). The Flipgrid link will be shared with students, staff and families, and well as with community members who choose to participate in our event. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session (date TBD). If you are interested in participating, please complete the following form. For more information, please contact our school counselor Fatima Samha at fsamha@fcps.edu.

 

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Kings Park ES parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback. The questionnaire will be collected online between March 8 and March 19. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions and feedback matter!

Return to School Lunch Bunch Recording

Kings Park ES hosted a virtual lunch bunch on Friday to discuss FCPS's return to school. While classroom teachers are sharing details and plans that are classroom specific, we were excited to share about KPES globally.

During this time we reinforced the latest updates from FCPS and shared some Kings Park ES specifics. If you were unable to join us, we have you covered! Please see this link to listen to our recorded presentation.

Kiss and Ride 

As we begin to welcome students back to Kings Park ES and want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning. 

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist with the tech team with resolve the issue.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Upcoming PTA Meetings

Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, please join us to hear tips for positive parenting during these difficult times from local, NoVA-based Rachel Bailey. Rachel is a mom, parenting coach, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Please see Facebook or our recent newsletter for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the call in information.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
  • Mar 8 Student Holiday
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students

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

Read Across America: Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

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Read Across America Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

Books and stories provide access points for understanding ourselves and others.  Reading diverse books helps students walk in someone’s shoes or see themselves reflected in a book. Help celebrate Read Across America by participating in any of the days below! To access the links to the books, students will login with their fcps username (student ID#) and password. 

Monday, March 1st

Wear your favorite color to celebrate like Harpreet Singh in The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

by Supriya Kelkar

Tuesday, March 2nd

Wear blue to celebrate and be proud of who you are like Faizah and Asiya in The Proudest Blue

By Ibtihaj Muhammad

 

Wednesday, March 3rd

Eat your favorite food for lunch or dinner to celebrate like Bilal Cooks Daal  By Aisha Saeed

or Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

 

Thursday, March 4th

Use your senses and write a poem to celebrate like Richard Wright in Seeing Into Tomorrow

 

Friday, March 5th

Read a story based on a person’s life to celebrate like about Milo Castro Zaldarriaga in Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle.

To read more...

Check out the books below or our MackinVia eBook collections linked on our Library catalog page: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810

When the Cousins Came by Katie Yamasaki

I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker

Drawn Together by Minh Le

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero

Sing a Song: how "Lift Every Voice and Sing" inspired Generations by Kelly Starling Lyons

Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera 

Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

 

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

Tuesday Take Home, Feb 23rd

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Return to School Lunch Bunch Recording

Kings Park ES hosted a virtual lunch bunch on Friday to discuss FCPS's return to school. While classroom teachers are sharing details and plans that are classroom specific, we were excited to share about KPES globally.

During this time we reinforced the latest updates from FCPS and shared some Kings Park ES specifics. If you were unable to join us, we have you covered! Please see this link to listen to our recorded presentation.

Kiss and Ride 

As we begin to welcome students back to Kings Park ES and want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning. 

Student Book Bag Distribution 

Kings Park staff has been busy creating book bags for students to provide the opportunity to have access to more books to read from home. Curbside pickup will be available for grade levels at the following days and times;

1st Grade: March 1st: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

2nd Grade: March 1st: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Regardless of grade level, families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags at an earlier date, you may come to Kings Park between 9:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Monday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist with the tech team with resolve the issue.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Upcoming PTA Meetings

Join us for our next PTA meeting, which has been rescheduled for this Thursday, February 25 , at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, in honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Tia Lott, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race and diversity, with guidance and resources for how to talk with our children about these topics. 

Also, please join us for our March PTA meeting on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, please join us to hear tips for positive parenting during these difficult times from local, NoVA-based Rachel Bailey. Rachel is a mom, parenting coach, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Please see Facebook or our upcoming newsletter for call in information for both of these meetings -- or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the call in information.

PTA February Coloring Contest

There is still time to enter the PTA's February coloring contest.  See our website for  information on how to print and submit your child's submission to the PTA's February contest!   

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Feb 25 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
  • Mar 8 Student Holiday
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students

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

Return to School, Feb 19th Meeting Follow Up

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Family Return to School Lunch Bunch

Kings Park ES hosted a virtual lunch bunch today to discuss FCPS's return to school. While classroom teachers are sharing details and plans that are classroom specific, we were excited to share about KPES globally. During this time we reinforced the latest updates from FCPS and shared some Kings Park ES specifics. We were excited to have over 50 people participate and share their questions in advance of the event. If you were unable to join us, we have you covered! Please see this link to listen to our recorded presentation.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
  • Mar 8 Student Holiday
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students

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

Tuesday Take Home, Feb 16th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Spring Cleaning - Spirit Week Feb 12th-19th

Beginning this Friday, February 12th we will have a spring cleaning spirit week through February 19th. The kick off is this Friday, please see the details below. 

  • Wednesday, Feb 17th - Stuffed Animal Day - Organize your papers, spruce up your space with a “stuffed friend”
  • Thursday, Feb 18th- Wear Purple - Replenish Paper, Pencils, and Possible supplies)
  • Friday, Feb 19th- Looking Sharp Day - Look sharp by dressing and sharpening your pencils for the week ahead. At the end of this spring cleaning spirit week, you and your workspace should look sharp too. 
Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

It is once again that time of year when we need to make Kindergarten enrollment projections for the 2021-2022 school year. 

If you have a child who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2021, then it is time to register your child for the 2021-2022 school year.  Children born after September 30, 2016 are ineligible to attend kindergarten.  The Code of Virginia does not allow exceptions for children born after this date.

To help us start registering for next year, please call Nancy Sawicki at
703-426-700 to add your child’s information to our incoming kindergarten list.

We request that you begin the registration process as soon as possible. Registration information and forms are available online at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.

If this does not apply to you, please share it with a neighbor whose child may be entering kindergarten. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and their families!

New Bell Schedule Began Today, Feb 16th

Kings Park ES's bell schedule has shifted to 9:00am- 3:30pm. Our new schedule will continue to include a schoolwide midday break for lunch and recess from 11:45am-12:45pm.

Teachers will communicate specific class and grade level schedules. Please note that as each grade level transitions to in-person learning there will be slight tweaks to the lunch and recess schedule to allow for social distancing. 

Family Return to School Lunch Bunch

Kings Park ES is hosting a virtual lunch!  We are excited to begin the next phase of the school year; which includes in-person instruction. Grab your lunch or a latte and join us virtually on Friday, February 19th from 11:55am- 12:35pm.

While your classroom teacher will be sharing details and plans that are classroom specific we wanted a chance to share about KPES globally. During this time we will reinforce the latest updates from FCPS and share some Kings Park ES specifics. This session will be recorded for those who are unable to attend and will shared via our school website and our regular KIT on Tuesday, February 23rd. 

Please complete this form to register and share any advanced wonderings. Registered participants will receive the link to access our meeting via email on February 19th at 8:00am. We hope you consider registering today!

Family Engagement Night Recording

Thank you to all the families who joined us for our parent event last week; Developing Independent Learners. If you were unable to attend the Feb 10th family engagement session, please contact your child's teacher for a link to their presentation.

Kiss and Ride 

In the near future we will begin to welcome students back to Kings Park ES and want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning. 

Student Book Bag Distribution 

Kings Park staff has been busy creating book bags for students to provide the opportunity to have access to more books to read from home. Curbside pickup will be available for grade levels at the following days and times;

2nd Grade: February 22nd: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Regardless of grade level, families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags at an earlier date, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Monday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist with the tech team with resolve the issue.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

KP/KG PTA News KP/KG PTA Board and Brush Fundraiser

The PTA is excited to host a fundraiser with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on February 12 from 4pm-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA.  See our website for more information and register!

Upcoming PTA Meetings

Join us for our next PTA meeting, on Thursday, February 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, in honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Tia Lott, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race and diversity, with guidance and resources for how to talk with our children about these topics. 

Also, please join us for our March PTA meeting on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, please join us to hear tips for positive parenting during these difficult times from local, NoVA-based Rachel Bailey. Rachel is a mom, parenting coach, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Please see Facebook or our upcoming newsletter for call in information for both of these meetings -- or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the call in information.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Feb 17 Stuffed Animal Day
  • Feb 18 Wear Purple
  • Feb 18 PTA Meeting
  • Feb 19 Looking Sharp Day
  • Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
  • Mar 8 Student Holiday
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students

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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Save the Date: February 19th Family Return to School Lunch Bunch

Kings Park ES is hosting a virtual lunch!  We are excited to begin the next phase of the school year; which includes in-person instruction. Grab your lunch or a latte and join us virtually on Friday, February 19th from 11:55am- 12:35pm.

While your classroom teacher will be sharing details and plans that are classroom specific we wanted a chance to share about KPES globally. During this time we will reinforce the latest updates from FCPS and share some Kings Park ES specifics. This session will be recorded for those who are unable to attend and will shared via our school website and our regular KIT on Tuesday, February 23rd. 

Please complete this form to register and share any advanced wonderings. Registered participants will receive the link to access our meeting via email on February 19th at 8:00am. We hope you consider registering today!

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

Tuesday Take Home, Feb 9th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Family Engagement - Tomorrow, Feb 10th

As a reminder, you are invited to join your child's teacher for a parent session focused on supporting students students during independent work time and resources available to support academic learning. Topics include the importance of independent work, digital citizenship and the review of various tech tools and applications used to support learning. Your child's teacher has emailed details.

Sessions will be held virtually after school on Wednesday, February 10th.

  • 4:00pm- 4:30pm: Kindergarten and Third Grade
  • 4:30pm- 5:00pm: First Grade and Second Grade
Spring Cleaning - Spirit Week Feb 12th-19th

Beginning this Friday, February 12th we will have a spring cleaning spirit week through February 19th. The kick off is this Friday, please see the details below. 

  • Friday, Feb 12th - Crazy Hair Day - Our workspaces may have gotten crazy, let’s think of what we can do to organize.
  • Tuesday, Feb 16th - Detective Day - Find books to return, other materials
  • Wednesday, Feb 17th - Stuffed Animal Day - Organize your papers, spruce up your space with a “stuffed friend”
  • Thursday, Feb 18th- Wear Purple - Replenish Paper, Pencils, and Possible supplies)
  • Friday, Feb 19th- Looking Sharp Day - Look sharp by dressing and sharpening your pencils for the week ahead. At the end of this spring cleaning spirit week, you and your workspace should look sharp too. 
New Bell Schedule Reminder: February 16th

On February 16th, Kings Park ES's bell schedule will shift to 9:00am- 3:30pm. Our new schedule will continue to include a schoolwide midday break for lunch and recess from 11:45am-12:45pm.Teachers will communicate specific class and grade level schedules. Please note that as each grade level transitions to in-person learning there will be slight tweaks to the lunch and recess schedule to allow for social distancing. These changes will be communicated to you in advance via your child's teacher. 

Career Day

This year Kings Park ES will host a virtual career fair and we would love to have you help spark our students' interest by sharing your career and passions. We are asking for participants to film a short video (3-5min) to share about their career, interesting facts and experiences. Of course bonus points go to those who can make connections to FCPS portrait of a graduate skills; communicator, ethical and global citizen, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, and goal directed and resilient individual.

All videos will be made using Flipgrid and shared Pre-K-3. There will also be an additional opportunity for a virtual live Q&A session with students. Please indicate your desire to participate in one or both of these opportunities via this google form by Feb 10th. For more information, please contact our school counselor Fatima Samha at fsamha@fcps.edu.

Kiss and Ride 

In the near future we will begin to welcome students back to Kings Park ES and want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning. 

Student Book Bag Distribution 

Kings Park staff has been busy creating book bags for students to provide the opportunity to have access to more books to read from home. 

Regardless of grade level, families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags at an earlier date, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Monday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal or submit a ticket through our IT Portal .. This will ensure you get the issue resolved.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

KP/KG PTA News KP/KG PTA Board and Brush Fundraiser

The PTA is excited to host a fundraiser with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on February 12 from 4pm-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA.  See our website for more information and register!

Upcoming PTA Meetings

Join us for our next PTA meeting, on Thursday, February 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, in honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Tia Lott, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race and diversity, with guidance and resources for how to talk with our children about these topics. 

Also, please join us for our March PTA meeting on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, please join us to hear tips for positive parenting during these difficult times from local, NoVA-based Rachel Bailey. Rachel is a mom, parenting coach, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Please see Facebook or our upcoming newsletter for call in information for both of these meetings -- or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the call in information.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Feb 10 Family Engagement Series 
  • Feb 12 PTA Fundraiser Board and Brush
  • Feb 12 - Crazy Hair Day 
  • Feb 15 President's Day - no school for students
  • Feb 16 Detective Day
  • Feb 17 Stuffed Animal Day
  • Feb 18 Wear Purple
  • Feb 18 PTA Meeting
  • Feb 19 Looking Sharp Day
  • Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
  • Mar 8 Student Holiday
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students

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

Tuesday Take Home, Feb 2nd

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Career Day

This year Kings Park ES will host a virtual career fair and we would love to have you help spark our students' interest by sharing your career and passions. We are asking for participants to film a short video (3-5min) to share about their career, interesting facts and experiences. Of course bonus points go to those who can make connections to FCPS portrait of a graduate skills; communicator, ethical and global citizen, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, and goal directed and resilient individual.

All videos will be made using Flipgrid and shared Pre-K-3. There will also be an additional opportunity for a virtual live Q&A session with students. Please indicate your desire to participate in one or both of these opportunities via this google form by Feb 10th. For more information, please contact our school counselor Fatima Samha at fsamha@fcps.edu.

Family Engagement 

You are invited to join your child's teacher for a parent session focused on supporting students students during independent work time and resources available to support academic learning. Topics include the importance of independent work, digital citizenship and review of various tech tools and applications used to support learning. 

Sessions will be held virtually after school on Wednesday, February 10th. Your child's teacher will share the specific time they will be hosting this opportunity. 

Kiss and Ride 

In the near future we will begin to welcome students back to Kings Park ES and want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form

Student Book Bag Distribution 

Kings Park staff has been busy creating book bags for students to provide the opportunity to have access to more books to read from home. Curbside pickup will be available for grade levels at the following days and times;

Kindergarten: February 8th: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

2nd Grade: February 8th: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Regardless of grade level, families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags at an earlier date, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Monday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal or submit a ticket through our IT Portal .. This will ensure you get the issue resolved.

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

KP/KG PTA News KP/KG PTA Board and Brush Fundraiser

The PTA is excited to host a fundraiser with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on February 12 from 4pm-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA.  See our website for more information and register!

Upcoming PTA Meetings

Join us for our next PTA meeting, on Thursday, February 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, in honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Tia Lott, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race and diversity, with guidance and resources for how to talk with our children about these topics. 

Also, please join us for our March PTA meeting on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom.  Following the meeting, please join us to hear tips for positive parenting during these difficult times from local, NoVA-based Rachel Bailey. Rachel is a mom, parenting coach, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Please see Facebook or our upcoming newsletter for call in information for both of these meetings -- or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the call in information.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Feb 10 Family Engagement Series Tech Tune Up 
  • Feb 12 PTA Fundraiser Board and Brush
  • Feb 15 President's Day - no school for students
  • Feb 18 PTA Meeting
  • Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
  • Mar 8 Student Holiday
  • Mar 18 PTA Meeting
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students

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

Tuesday Take Home, Jan 26th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

Each Tuesday Kings Park ES send a weekly Keep in Touch message.  This weekly newsletter highlights important/key school events and announcements. These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Parent Session: Supporting Positive Behavior at Home During Virtual Learning

Whether you were unable to attend or were unable to take all the notes you wanted; we have your covered. 

The Kings Park Mental Health Team facilitated two parent sessions focused on supporting positive behavior at home during virtual learning and the recording can be accessed here. Topics included improving the virtual learning space, helping students manage big feelings, practicing mindfulness, and self-care for parents.

Have questions or looking for a resource? Please feel free to email anyone on our mental health team. Emails can be accessed here on our school website.


Diana Lucio, School Psychologist
Katie Carroll, School Social Worker
Fatima Samha and Randy Scott, School Counselors

Equity Resources 

The Lake Braddock Pyramid continues to maintain a focus on equity and expanding our perspectives. We hope that you will find the below resources to be a support in your conversations and learning with your child. 

This podcast is for parents of all grades and is sponsored by National PTA. The podcast topic is Raising Kids Who Embrace Race.

This read aloud The Day You Begin, read by the author Jacqueline Woodson. This book features diverse characters and experiences that PK-elementary school parents may enjoy with their children. 

 

Student Book Bag Distribution 

Kings Park staff has been busy creating book bags for students to provide the opportunity to have access to more books to read from home. Curbside pickup will be available for grade levels at the following days and times;

1st Grade: February 1st: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

3rd Grade: February 1st: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

For families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags at an earlier date, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Tuesday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting

If your microphone or camera stop working, checkout these troubleshooting tips. If you still experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please submit a ticket through our IT Portal

KP/KG PTA News FREE Virtual Cooking Class Event, Jan 28th

The PTA is excited to offer a FREE virtual cooking class with Tiny Chefs on Thursday, January 28! Register for the free event here!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Jan 28 PTA Virtual Cooking Class
  • Feb 15 President's Day - no school for students
  • Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
  • Mar 8 Student Holiday
  • Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
  • Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students

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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