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School Photos TOMORROW and Thursday

Kinder and First Grade, Wednesday October 20th

Second and Third Grade, Thursday, October 21st

All students will be photographed for school records either tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20th  (Kindergarten and First Grade) or Thursday, October 21st (Second and Third Grade).  Package options from Strawbridge Studios can be found electronically through the attached link.  Additionally, paper copies were sent home in your student’s Take Home Envelope (we apologize for any confusion as the dates on the printed copy are not correct).

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 1st.

FCPS Cares

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our KPES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Student–Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning October 13, FCPS is asking 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 unrestricted funds from the Impact Aid grant. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

Additional information about the Impact Aid Survey can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/impact

Save the Dates! Kings Park ES October Spirit Days

This Friday October 22nd: Celebrate Socktober with Crazy Sock Day
Wear a pair, donate a pair. 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 welcome. Help the Lake Braddock Pyramid collect socks for those in need this winter. Donations will go to local shelters and ECHO.

Next Friday October 29th: Storybook Character Day
Help Kings Park ES celebrate our love of literacy. Dress up as your favorite storybook character and bring your favorite book along! Be creative, but no masks or weapons.

AAP Level 4 (full-time) Screening Process

Students in grades 2-7 may apply

Some advanced learners need a full-time advanced academic program, including differentiated instruction in all four core content areas and access to a peer group with similar academic needs. Students in grades 2-7 may be screened for these full-time AAP services through a central selection process.

In order to initiate screening, families must submit the Level 4 Referral Form on or before December 15, 2021.

Questions, forms, and any additional materials should be directed to the school’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART):

More information about the Level 4 screening process can be found in the video recording (https://youtu.be/BIF_tvEPONQ) from Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode. A Spanish translation of the slides can be found here.

Family question and answer (Q&A) sessions specific to the Level 4 screening process will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 10/27 from 6:00-6:45pm as well as on Friday 10/29 from 10:45-11:30am. Both Mrs. Keane (KP) and Mrs. Rode (KG) plan to attend these sessions.

If you would like to receive a link to attend a Q&A session, please email Mrs. Keane (makeane@fcps.edu) with your child’s name, grade level, and the session you would like to attend (Wednesday or Friday). Please reach out for the link no later than the day before the session you wish to attend.

AAP forms can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advanced-academic-program-aap-forms

Additional identification and placement information can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

The Cover Art Contest for this year's Kings Park yearbook is going on now.  Student artwork showing how they can make KP a "Space for All" can be submitted until October 21st.  Paper entries can be handed into your child's teacher or email a high quality image or pdf to yearbook4kp@gmail.com.  

Complete rules are available here.

KP/KG PTA News Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Meeting 

Gorgeous Gourds. The PTA is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest!  See our website for additional details, some of which are coming soon.  There will be different categories and prizes.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Winter Clothing Donation Drive

The PTA will be collecting winter clothing items needed for our school families on Friday 10/22 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kings Park, concurrent with the Fall Family Photo Shoot.

Items needed include:

  • NEW or GENTLY USED winter coats--Boys Small (size 5-6), Medium (size 8-10), Large (size 10-12) and Girls Medium (size 8-10)
  • NEW winter hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves
  • NEW socks (adult sizes preferred, kids ok too) for Socktober

Fall Photo Event.   Looking for some Fall family photos?  The PTA is once again teaming with local photographer Susan Johnson to offer a Fall Family photo opportunity on Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24 at Kings ParkSign up for your slot here!

The 2021-2022 Directory is here! The 2021-2022 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!

PTA Spirit Night.  Drop your kids off at InCourage on Friday, October 22 at 6:30pm for a Glow Dodgeball PTA Spirit Night.  The cost is $25 per child with 100% of the proceeds coming to the PTA!  See our website for how to register.  

Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Oct 20, 21 School Photos
  • Oct 22 Crazy Sock Day and Socktober Sock Donations
  • Oct 22 PTA Clothing Drive 6-8pm @Kings Park
  • Oct 29 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm
  • Nov 1-2 Teacher Workdays - no school for students
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - 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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School Photos Next Week
  • Kinder/First Grade, Wednesday October 20th
  • Second/Third Grade, Thursday, October 21st

All students will be photographed for school records on either Wednesday, October 20th  (Kindergarten and First Grade) or Thursday, October 21st (Second and Third Grade).  Package options from Strawbridge Studios can be found electronically through the attached link.  Additionally, paper copies will be sent home with your student.

Parents can choose to purchase photos, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting 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 1st.

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

The Cover Art Contest for this year's Kings Park yearbook is going on now.  Student artwork showing how they can make KP a "Space for All" can be submitted until October 21st.  Paper entries can be handed into your child's teacher or email a high quality image or pdf to yearbook4kp@gmail.com.  

Complete rules are available here.

Updated FCPS Guidance for Students Sent Home with COVID-Like Illness

With cold and flu season upon us, your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms. Monday, October 4th, the Return to School form was eliminated and the below guidelines were put in place. Students sent home from the clinic may now return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

  • PCR (test result from lab or physician)
  • Rapid (test result from lab or physician)
  • Home Test (picture of negative home test AND note from parent attesting the result is for the specific child and to the date the test was administered)

 

OR

Physician’s Note

Note from a healthcare provider following a clinical evaluation stating the cause of symptoms is not COVID-19 and clearing the child to return to school.

 

 

 

 

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a  positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school.  If you have any questions about this new process, or how to navigate your child’s return to school, please contact the main office at 703-426-7000.

Trunk or Treating and Movie Night at LBSS

On Thursday, October 28th at 6:30 pm Lake Braddock SS is hosting a Movie Night.  The movie title is Halloweentown. Bring chairs and blankets and come enjoy this event during Homecoming week.  The cost will be $5.00 each family.  Prior to the Movie Night students can participate in the Trunk or Treating event beginning at 5:30 pm.

KP/KG PTA News

Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Meeting.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 13 at 7pm at Kings Park or via Zoom.  In addition to our normal PTA business, this meeting will also contain a presentation by Rebecca Lyons with Virginia529. Do you want to start a 529 for your kids, but don't know where to start? Do you have a 529, but have no idea how it works? This is the meeting for you!

If you choose to attend the meeting virtually, here is the call-in information:

Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

Fall Photo Event.   Looking for some Fall family photos?  The PTA is once again teaming with local photographer Susan Johnson to offer a Fall Family photo opportunity on Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24 at Kings ParkSign up for your slot here!

The 2021-2022 Directory is here! The 2021-2022 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!

Drop your kids off at InCourage on Friday, October 22 at 6:30pm for a Glow Dodgeball PTA Spirit Night.  The cost is $25 per child with 100% of the proceeds coming to the PTA!  See our website for how to register.  

Boosterthon Fun Run.  With your support and generosity, the PTA was able to achieve historical fundraising numbers with this year's Boosterthon fundraising event:  we raised over $54,000 for our schools and community this year!  

Beyond the financial numbers, we had an all-time high registration level of 76% and a 63% participation rate, another all-time high.  Thank you to all of the parents, relatives, neighbors and other sponsors who took the time to register, share and donate to support the students, teachers, schools and community.

We are so thankful to Trish Alegre-Smith for giving her time and talent to capture photos of fundraising event, which you can view by grade below:  

Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Oct 28th Trunk or Treat @LakeBraddock Secondary School
  • Oct 29 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm
  • Nov 1-2 Teacher Workdays - no school for students
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - 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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International Walk to School Day is this TODAY!

On Wednesday, October 6th, Kings Park and Kings Glen Students will join other students from all over the world in walking and biking to school!

We will have designated “meet up” stations at various points in the Kings Park and Kings Glen walking boundary for any families who would like to walk as a group. Please use the Sign Up Genius form if you are able to volunteer to support as a walking captain at one of the following intersections. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054FADAE2BA0FA7-walk

  • Southampton and Thames St.
  • Clydesdale St. and Danbury Forest Dr.
  • Clydesdale St. and Kings Park Dr.
  • Parliament Dr. and Cromwell Dr.

*Participants should be at the stations at 8:10 so all students can arrive to school on time.

Please contact Katie Carroll, kcarroll3@FCPS.edu, 703-426-7024, and Jo Thompson, jthompson@fcps.edu, 703-239-4073, School Social Workers at Kings Park and Kings Glen with any questions.
Printable Information on KP/ KG Walk to School

Save the Dates! Kings Park ES October Spirit Days

Friday October 22nd: Celebrate Socktober with Crazy Sock Day
Wear a pair, donate a pair. 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 welcome. Help the Lake Braddock Pyramid collect socks for those in need this winter. Donations will go to local shelters and ECHO.

Friday October 29: Storybook Character Day
Help Kings Park ES celebrate our love of literacy. Dress up as your favorite storybook character and bring your favorite book along! Be creative, but no masks or weapons.

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

The Cover Art Contest for this year's Kings Park yearbook is going on now.  Student artwork showing how they can make KP a "Space for All" can be submitted until October 21st.  Paper entries can be handed into your child's teacher or email a high quality image or pdf to yearbook4kp@gmail.com.  

Complete rules are available here.

KP/KG PTA News

Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Meeting.  Please join us for our next PTA meeting on October 13 at 7pm at Kings Park or via Zoom.  In addition to our normal PTA business, this meeting will also contain a presentation by Rebecca Lyons with Virginia529. Do you want to start a 529 for your kids, but don't know where to start? Do you have a 529, but have no idea how it works? This is the meeting for you!

If you choose to attend the meeting virtually, here is the call-in information:

Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

Fall Photo Event.  Looking for some Fall family photos?  The PTA is offering a Fall Family photo opportunity with local photographer Susan Johnson on Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24! Details and signup sheet to come.

Boosterthon Fun Run.  With your support and generosity, the PTA was able to achieve historical fundraising numbers with this year's Boosterthon fundraising event.

We raised over $54,000 for our schools and community this year!  

Beyond the financial numbers, we had an all-time high registration level of 76% and a 63% participation rate, another all-time high.  Thank you to all of the parents, relatives, neighbors and other sponsors who took the time to register, share and donate to support the students, teachers, schools and community.

We are so thankful to Trish Alegre-Smith for giving her time and talent to capture photos of fundraising event, which you can view by grade below:  

Preschool

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Oct 6- Virginia Growth Assessment 3rd Grade Math
  • Oct 11 Student Holiday - no school for students
  • Oct 29 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm
  • Nov 1-2 Teacher Workdays - no school for students
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - 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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Arrival and Dismissal Highlight

This week we are featuring our walkers at Door 4.   Each morning and afternoon our students arrive and exit through strategic doors. For our walkers at Doors 2, 3 and 4; please remember to keep your distance as you await for our doors to open at 8:30am. Check out our families greeting their students after another exciting day of school while also keeping their distance from others. 

International Walk to School Day is one week away!

On Wednesday, October 6th, Kings Park and Kings Glen Students will join other students from all over the world in walking and biking to school!

We will have designated “meet up” stations at various points in the Kings Park and Kings Glen walking boundary for any families who would like to walk as a group. Please use the Sign Up Genius form if you are able to volunteer to support as a walking captain at one of the following intersections. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054FADAE2BA0FA7-walk

  • Southampton and Thames St.
  • Clydesdale St. and Danbury Forest Dr.
  • Clydesdale St. and Kings Park Dr.
  • Parliament Dr. and Cromwell Dr.

*Participants should be at the stations at 8:10 so all students can arrive to school on time.

Please contact Katie Carroll, kcarroll3@FCPS.edu, 703-426-7024, and Jo Thompson, jthompson@fcps.edu, 703-239-4073, School Social Workers at Kings Park and Kings Glen with any questions.
Printable Information on KP/ KG Walk to School

Save the Dates! Kings Park ES October Spirit Days

 Friday October 1st: KP Spirit Day
Show your KP spirit by wearing Green and Purple or KP spirit wear

Friday October 22nd: Celebrate Socktober with Crazy Sock Day
Wear a pair, donate a pair. 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 welcome. Help the Lake Braddock Pyramid collect socks for those in need this winter. Donations will go to local shelters and ECHO.

Friday October 29: Storybook Character Day
Help Kings Park ES celebrate our love of literacy. Dress up as your favorite storybook character and bring your favorite book along! Be creative, but no masks or weapons.

Health Department Communication Update

The Fairfax County Health Department announced a change in their communication process for students waiting for COVID-19 contact interviews. You may read about these changes on the FCHD website. You may also wish you review the FCHD FAQs for parents of school-aged children. We appreciate the continued partnership between FCPS and FCHD.

Advanced Academics Information

Are you curious about Advanced Academic Programs in FCPS Elementary Schools? Mrs. Keane (King’s Park’s AART) has created an overview video for all families about the continuum of services. (Overview in Spanish)

Follow-up question-and-answer sessions for families will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Wednesday 9/29 6-6:45pm and Friday 10/1 10:45-11:30am. If you have lingering questions after watching the video recording, please email Mrs. Keane (makeane@fcps.edu) to ask to receive a Zoom link. Please indicate in your email which session you’d like to attend.

Advanced Academics Newsletter

FCPS provides a continuum of Advanced Academic services to elementary students. All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve and all teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons. Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per quarter.
Information about the levels of service, informational meetings, and referral deadlines can be found in this linked document.

September Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Arabic Korean

 

KP/KG PTA News

Boosterthon Fun Run.  As we wrap up another successful Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser, the PTA would like to thank all of our community's families, students, and teachers for supporting this fundraiser.  The funds raised through this program go directly to our schools and provide valuable resources to all the students in our community. Thank you for your continued support!

Spirit Wear Sale.  You're running out of time to buy spirit wear for the 2021-2022 school year!  The last day to order spirit wear will be Thursday, September 30.  We have been very excited to debut new designs and new items with this sale.  Take a look at our website to view this year's products and ordering information!

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week.  A reminder to join us ANYTIME during next week, September 27 -- October 1, for a Kings Park / Kings Glen spirit week at the Burke Centre Chick-Fil-A!  Simply mention Kings Park/Kings Glen at checkout for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and a portion of the proceeds will come right back to the PTA!

Kings Park Yearbook.  Every year the PTA designs the Kings Park yearbook (Kings Glen's yearbook is created by the school).  The PTA is looking for volunteers to help with the 2021-2022 Kings Park Yearbook.  

Our immediate need is for someone to run the Cover Art Contest during the month of October. We will also need volunteers to help create the book in February and March -- most of this work can be done virtually.  If you're interested in helping or if you'd like more specifics about the positions, please contact Deirdre Daumit at dbussomd@gmail.com.

Save the date for our next PTA meeting!  The next Kp/KG PTA meeting is on Wednesday, October 13 at Kings Park with a virtual option.  

Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Sept 26- Virginia Growth Assessment 3rd Grade Reading
  • Sept 30- Last Day for Spirit wear Orders
  • Oct 6- Virginia Growth Assessment 3rd Grade Math

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

PTA Boosterthon Update

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Please see the below message regarding tomorrow's Boosterthon event from Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA president, Emily St. Onge. If you have any questions about this message, please reach out to Emily at kpkgpta@gmail.com.

The PTA greatly appreciates all of the support shown by our community over the past couple of weeks!  You have all done an amazing job at raising much needed funds for our schools via the Boosterthon Fun Run. 

Due to the rain this week, our Fun Run field conditions are too wet for students to run on tomorrow. We have decided to make the pivot to DANCING and getting FIT by completing 34 different dance moves tomorrow on our black top surface outdoors. All donations made for the Fun Run event will be credited 34 dance/fitness moves rather than the 34 laps we had planned to run. Our students and staff at school AND not at school will have a blast doing the Boosterthon Dance fit. If you are at home, please see our virtual access options below to be involved! Our dance fit experience will be live streamed for our families at home and away to enjoy.

Here are the times to log on for each grade level at Kings Park:

9:10-9:40am — 2nd Grade
9:45-10:15am — Kindergarten
10:15-10:45am — 3rd Grade
10:50-11:20am — Pre-K AM
11:30am-12:00pm — 1st Grade
12:30-12:45pm — Pre-K PM

Please note that at this time, the Kings Glen Fun Run experience will be taking place as planned on the Kings Glen fields.  There will unfortunately not be an option for families to dial into or attend this event, but the PTA plans to make photos available after the event!

Thank you for your understanding and support,

Emily St. Onge
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BOOSTERTHON DANCE FIT EVENT FULL VIDEO (do it at home!) https://vimeo.com/583638810/3de95cd6eb

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LIVE ZOOM WATCH PARTY @ KINGS PARK:

Topic: Kings Park Boosterthon Dance-Fit Event!
Time: Sep 24, 2021 9:10 AM — 12:45pm Eastern

https://boosterthon.zoom.us/j/94063141554?pwd=N2p0SGdWL3BkMzN3RkNlN1gzekVpUT09

Meeting ID: 940 6314 1554  
Passcode: kingspark! 

 

 

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

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Arrival and Dismissal Highlight

This week we are featuring our bus riders at Door 1.   Each morning and afternoon our students arrive and exit through strategic doors with the help of our KGES patrols and school staff. Our students  continue to be mindful of our new arrival and dismissal procedures and we are extremely grateful to our KPES bus drivers. 

Student Rights & 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.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

 

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 October 29, 2021.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

Advanced Academics Information

Are you curious about Advanced Academic Programs in FCPS Elementary Schools? Mrs. Keane (King’s Park’s AART) has created an overview video for all families about the continuum of services.

Follow-up question-and-answer sessions for families will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Wednesday 9/29 6-6:45pm and Friday 10/1 10:45-11:30am. If you have lingering questions after watching the video recording, please email Mrs. Keane (makeane@fcps.edu) to ask to receive a Zoom link. Please indicate in your email which session you’d like to attend.

Advanced Academics Newsletter

FCPS provides a continuum of Advanced Academic services to elementary students. All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve and all teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons. Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per quarter.
Information about the levels of service, informational meetings, and referral deadlines can be found in this linked document.

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KP/KG PTA News

The 2021 spirit wear sale is happening now!  Visit the PTA's website for a link to the PTA's 2021 spirit wear store, as well as information on the offerings and delivery options.  The sale will be happening throughout Septmeber.  Send an email to kpkgptaspirit@gmail.com with any questions.

The Boosterthon Fun Run is here!  

The PTA's annual Boosterthon Fun Run on officially kicks off this week on Wednesday, September 15!  Register you child on www.myBooster.com today and share with your family and friends to help spread the word!  The PTA has a 65% student registration goal -- once each school hist 65% resgistered, they will receive very special Ultimate Reward.

Over the next two weeks, students will view and learn character lessons from the crew of this year's theme, Sport City Worldwide, during their daily news shows. You will also hear about nightly challenges and a special weekend challenge.

Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. Everything leads up to the Fun Run on Friday, September 24 during school hours. Details for the day are still being finalized to meet the ever-changing safety precautions.  A couple of safety precautions that Boosterthon and the PTA are taking for this year's Fun Run:

  • Each student will automatically be marked at 34 laps. 
  • Students will need to bring their own water bottles as the normal water stations will not be set up. 
  • To keep the crowds low, parents will not be able to attend the Fun Run in person this year. 

Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, VP of Fundraising at kpkgptavpfundraising@gmail.com with any questions.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week.  Join us ANYTIME during the week of September 27- October 1 for a Kings Park / Kings Glen spirit week at the Burke Centre Chick-Fil-A!  Simply mention Kings Park/Kings Glen at checkout for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and a portion of the proceeds will come right back to the PTA!

Community Resource

Burke Basketball Sign Up

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Sept 24- Boosterthon Fun Run 
  • Sept 26- Virginia Growth Assessment 3rd Grade Reading
  • Sept 30- Last Day for Spirit wear Orders
  • Oct 6- Virginia Growth Assessment 3rd Grade Math

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 and Kings Glen Elementary will be participating in the International Walk to School Day event on Wednesday, October 6, 2021! Detailed flyer linked here. 

We will have designated “meet up” stations at various points in the Kings Park and Kings Glen walking boundary for any families who would like to walk as a group. Please use the Sign Up Genius form if you are able to volunteer to support at one of the following intersections. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054FADAE2BA0FA7-walk

  • Southampton and Thames St.
  • Clydesdale St. and Danbury Forest Dr.
  • Clydesdale St. and Kings Park Dr.
  • Parliament Dr. and Cromwell Dr.

Please contact Katie Carroll, kcarroll3@FCPS.edu, 703-426-7024, and Jo Thompson, jthompson@fcps.edu, 703-239-4073, School Social Workers at Kings Park and Kings Glen with any questions.

Arrival and Dismissal Highlight

Thank you to all our families for remaining mindful of our new arrival and dismissal procedures. This week we are featuring our Kiss and Ride system. We are thrilled to have 123 loyal and safe users. For those families that may choose to use this system in the future, please see the below safety reminders:

  1. Follow the directions of school staff and school signage.
  2. Stay in your vehicle at all times and make sure students are ready to exit as the car approaches the designated door.
  3. Be present and refrain from cell phone usage.
Advanced Academics Information

FCPS provides a continuum of Advanced Academic services to elementary students. All students have opportunities to think critically, reason, and problem-solve and all teachers use critical and creative thinking strategies in their lessons. Classroom teachers provide opportunities using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework a minimum of once per quarter.
Information about the levels of service, informational meetings, and referral deadlines can be found in this linked document.

KP/KG PTA News

First PTA Meeting of the Year

Our first PTA meeting of the school year is tonight, Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00pm, IN PERSON, at Kings Glen. We will also have a virtual option via Zoom. This year we have several new faces and new positions on our school leadership team. Come join us for a Meet and Greet and Q&A Session to welcome and get to know our principals. Submit your questions in advance here

Here is the call-in/Zoom information:

Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

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 17 at 6:00 p.mat Kings Glen!  Enjoy an individually-wrapped treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  The PTA will also be accepting donations for Echo and Food for Others at this event.  Please note that although the PTA previously reported otherwise, masks are not required for this event as long as it stays outside.  

The 2021 spirit wear sale is happening now!  Visit the PTA's website for a link to the PTA's 2021 spirit wear store, as well as information on the offerings and delivery options.  The sale will be happening throughout Septmeber.  Send an email to kpkgptaspirit@gmail.com with any questions.

The Boosterthon Fun Run is here!  

The PTA's annual Boosterthon Fun Run on officially kicks off this week on Wednesday, September 15!  Regsiter you child on www.myBooster.com today and share with your family and friends to help spread the word!  The PTA has a 65% student registration goal -- once each school hist 65% resgistered, they will receive very special Ultimate Reward.

Over the next two weeks, students will view and learn character lessons from the crew of this year's theme, Sport City Worldwide, during their daily news shows. You will also hear about nightly challenges and a special weekend challenge.

Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. Everything leads up to the Fun Run on Friday, September 24 during school hours. Details for the day are still being finalized to meet the ever-changing safety precautions.  A couple of safety precautions that Boosterthon and the PTA are taking for this year's Fun Run:

  • Each student will automatically be marked at 34 laps. 
  • Students will need to bring their own water bottles as the normal water stations will not be set up. 
  • To keep the crowds low, parents will not be able to attend the Fun Run in person this year. 

Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, VP of Fundraising at kpkgptavpfundraising@gmail.com with any questions.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week.  Join us ANYTIME during the week of September 27- October 1 for a Kings Park / Kings Glen spirit week at the Burke Centre Chick-Fil-A!  Simply mention Kings Park/Kings Glen at checkout for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and a portion of the proceeds will come right back to the PTA!

Community Resource

Burke Basketball Sign Up

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Sept 14- PTA Meeting 7pm @Kings Glen
  • Sept 15- Boosterthon Pep Rally
  • Sept 17- PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair 6pm @Kings Glen 
  • Sept 24- Boosterthon Fun Run 
  • Sept 26- Virginia Growth Assessment 3rd Grade Reading
  • Sept 30- Last Day for Spirit wear Orders
  • Oct 6- Virginia Growth Assessment 3rd Grade Math

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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Arrival and Dismissal Highlight

Thank you to all our families for remaining mindful of our new arrival and dismissal procedures. This week we are featuring Door 4. Take a sneak peek at our walker arrival for kindergarten; way to help model keeping our distance! 

Screen for Illness Every Day, Stay Home When Sick

As a reminder, any student who is ill or has COVID-like symptoms should remain at home. The daily health screening questionnaire and all translated versions can be found on the FCPS Health and Safety Guidance webpage.
*Daily completion of the health screening is done on an honor basis and does not need to be sent to the school.

KP/KG PTA News

Join the PTA You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website! Keep in Touch with the PTA As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group. Volunteer with the PTA Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year. First PTA Meeting of the Year

Our first PTA meeting of the school year will be on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00pm, IN PERSON, at Kings Glen. We will also have a virtual option via Zoom. This year we have several new faces and new positions on our school leadership team. Come join us for a Meet and Greet and Q&A Session to welcome and get to know our principals. Submit your questions in advance here

Here is the call-in/Zoom information:

Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

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 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Kings Glen!  Enjoy an individually-wrapped treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  Please note masks are required for this event. Boosterthon Fun Run We are excited to kick off the PTA's annual Boosterthon Fun Run on Wednesday, September 15 with an amazing pep rally! In the days that follow, students will view and learn character lessons from the crew of this year's theme, Sport City Worldwide, during their daily news shows.  We will have nightly challenges and a special weekend challenge Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. In addition to the monetary goal, we have a 65% student registration goal.  Each school will have an Ultimate Reward if 65% of the student population registers on www.myBooster.com (register today!).  More information on each school's Ultimate Reward is coming soon. Everything leads up to the Fun Run on Friday, September 24 during school hours. Details for the day are still being finalized to meet the ever-changing safety precautions.  A couple of safety precautions that Boosterthon and the PTA are taking for this year's Fun Run:

  • Each student will automatically be marked at 34 laps to avoid marking off laps on the custom shirts. 
  • Students will need to bring their own water bottles as the normal water stations will not be set up. 
  • To keep the crowds low, parents will not be able to attend the Fun Run in person this year. 

Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, VP of Fundraising at kpkgptavpfundraising@gmail.com with any questions.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Sept 14- PTA Meeting 7pm @Kings Glen
  • Sept 15- Boosterthon Pep Rally
  • Sept 17- PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair 6pm @Kings Glen 
  • Sept 24- Boosterthon Fun Run 
  • Sept 30- Last Day for Spirit wear Orders

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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Staying Connected

Each Tuesday you can anticipate schoolwide news to be shared via Kings Park ES's Weekly News You Choose email. Families will be updated on specific classroom learning, events and happenings via weekly emails from classroom teachers. Families can also routinely review student work samples as indicated below. 

Grade Level Weekly Email Sent Work Samples Sent Kindergarten Friday Fridays 1st grade Fridays Fridays 2nd grade Fridays Daily  3rd grade Fridays Fridays

*There is a theme here, however given Friday's holiday you should expect your classroom update email on Thursday. 

Safety Drills Resume 2021-2022

Now that all students are back in school five days a week, FCPS will resume all safety drills. The drills that your child will participate in include; Lockdown drills, Fire drills, Tornado drills and Bus evacuation drills.  As you received notice earlier today, our first Lockdown Drill will occur tomorrow.  KPES staff spends time in advance of all drill types to teach and practice with students so that they know what to do and understand the purpose is to keep us all safe in an emergency. 

KP/KG PTA News

Join the PTA.  You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website! Keep in Touch with the PTA.  As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group. Volunteer with the PTA.  Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year.   First PTA Meeting of the School Year. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00pm at Kings Glen for the first PTA meeting of the 2021-2022 school year!

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 17 at 6:00pm at Kings Glen!  Enjoy an individually-wrapped treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  Please note masks are required for this event.

Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser 2021. We are excited to kick off our Kings Park Kings Glen PTA Fun Run on September 15. Our goal is to raise $32,000 for water bottle filling stations, classroom and technology enhancements, as well as for other school and PTA projects. 

We’ve again asked our friends at Booster to power our fundraiser and make it profitable, fun, and easy for everyone!  This year, the daily character development lessons will take Sports City around the world all leading up to the Fun Run on Friday, September 24.

If your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now. You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at mybooster.com. Sharing IS supporting!

Key Fun Run dates: 

  • September 1 - REGISTRATION OPENS 
    • Register on COM
  • September 8 - DONATING BEGINS
  • September 15 - In-school KICK OFF
  • September 24 - FUN RUN FRIDAY
    • KP in AM; KG in PM.  Specific times forthcoming.g

Just as we worked to safely begin school this year, we are also safely hosting this essential fundraiser based on the school’s current guidelines. We’ll send more details as we get closer to our kick off and the Fun Run day.

We are grateful for our Kings Park and Kings Glen family! Thank you for your support this year.  Questions?  Please contact Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper at kpkgptavpfundraising@gmail.com.  Information is also available on our website.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Sept 3 - Student Holiday  No school for students
  • Sept 6 - Labor Day - No school for students
  • Sept 14 PTA Meeting 7pm @Kings Glen
  • Sept 15 Boosterthon Pep Rally
  • Sept 17 - PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair 6pm @Kings Glen 
  • PTA Boosterthon Fun Run 
  • Sept 30 Last Day for Spiritwear Orders

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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What a great first week of in person school! As we all work to get back in the groove, we wanted to reinforce these top wonderings/reminders with you. We also want to extend our gratitude for the teamwork of all, as we welcome back 600+ Kings Park Lions. Our community is strong and ready for the year ahead! 

Additionally, you can also access the FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage which are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Wonderings and Reminders

Dismissal- There was an error in this week's Tuesday's KIT, our apologies. KPES doors open at 8:30am and dismissal begins at 3:20pm. We dismiss as a school in the following waves:

3:20pm Kiss and Ride 
3:23pm Walkers/SACC
3:25pm Buses dismissed one at a time (in the order they arrive)

*Buses and overall dismissal is projected in each classroom via the smartboard. Groups are dismissed by their teacher, one at a time, so that staff can supervise students exit via their doorway (as other staff guide in the hallway/bus ramp). Once the hallway is clear the next group/bus is dismissed.

Breakfast and lunch are free for all students, any day. Should a student want a second of any item, that is for a charge.

*Breakfast and snack are eaten in the classroom with spacing
*Daily lunch is accomplished at each grade level with 4 classes spaced and eating in the café and 2 classes spaced eating in their classroom. Lunch is delivered to the classroom for the classes that eat in the rooms, and classroom lunch rotates each month. Therefore, September 1st there will be 2 new classes that will eat in their classroom at each grade level. This set up allows us to provide for distancing in the cafeteria and the ability to stagger students at our tables and additional spaces so that no one is directly facing another student while eating. 
*Masks are required in all indoor spaces while not actively eating or drinking. Please click here to see details regarding mask guidance.

Kings Park ES Reminder: Arrival and Dismissal Locations

Please see the below map that illustrates students arrival and dismissal. Our school doors will open at 8:30am. As a reminder for our walking families, FCPS only permits service animals on school grounds.  

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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A big shout out to our students, staff, families and community for helping start the 2021-2022 school year off right! Our Kings Park lions are learning about all the exciting spaces and adventures that await them this year. As the year gets underway, you can expect weekly emails from your child's teacher highlighting the learning and fun that awaits your child each week.

Transportation Reminder

Each Kings Park ES family received a yellow card to help teachers with your child's daily dismissal. We ask that you please fill this out, pin it to your child's backpack and that the card remains for the school year. 

Bus stop and route information was shared last week with families via an FCPS email and is also available on your ParentVue accounts. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

Kings Park ES Reminder: Arrival and Dismissal

Kings Park ES bell schedule is 8:40am- 3:35pm. Please see the below map that illustrates students arrival and dismissal. Our school doors will open at 8:30am. As a reminder parents are welcomed to walk their student to class the first week of school and beginning, August 23rd we ask that you say your goodbyes at the school entrances. 

KP/KG PTA News

Join the PTA.  You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website! Keep in Touch with the PTA.  As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group. Volunteer with the PTA.  Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year.   First PTA Meeting of the School Year. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00pm at Kings Glen for the first PTA meeting of the 2021-2022 school year!

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 17 at 6:00pm at Kings Glen!  Enjoy an individually-wrapped treat and meet with some of our local after school and community vendors while the kids play on the playground.  Please note masks are required for this event.

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, Sport City Word Wide, with a pep rally on Wednesday, September 15 and the actual Fun Run on Friday, September 24.  The PTA is looking forward to a fun event that supports our wonderful schools! 

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Sept 3 - Student Holiday  No School for Students
  • Sept 6 - Labor Day - No school for students
  • Sept 14 PTA Meeting 7pm @Kings Glen
  • Sept 15 Boosterthon Pep Rally
  • Sept 17 - PTA Ice Cream Social and Community Resource Fair 6pm @Kings Glen 
  • PTA Boosterthon Fun Run 
  • Sept 30 Last Day for Spiritwear Orders

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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We are excited to welcome our families and students to our annual Open House tomorrow! Please see the below staggered arrival times by last name. This is an opportunity to tour your classroom, practice arrival/dismissal, and meet your classmates in person while reconnecting with your child's teacher. 

12:30pm- 1:15pm  A-L
1:15pm -2:00pm    M-Z

Transportation Card

Each Kings Park ES family should receive in the mail a welcome letter that includes a yellow card to help teachers with your child's daily dismissal. We ask that you please fill this out and pin it to your child's backpack for the first day of school. Additional copies of the yellow cards will be available during Open House.

Bus stop and route information was shared last week with families via an FCPS email and is also available on your ParentVue accounts. For more information about bus transportation, including how to access the Bus Delay Notification System, visit the Transportation page.

FCPS is hiring Bus Drivers

FCPS is looking to add to their fleet of Bus Drives for the current school year. Please see this link for more information. 

Take some time to watch this short welcome video that highlights a few of our favorite spaces and places at Kings Park ES. We are thrilled to open our doors to the KPES community. 

FCPS and Kings Park ES are ready for a strong return to school on August 23rd!

The Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Kings Park ES Arrival and Dismissal

Kings Park ES bell schedule is 8:40am- 3:35pm. Please see the below map that illustrates students arrival and dismissal. Our school doors will open at 8:30am. 

Kings Park Welcome Back Programing Overview

The countdown to launch into the school year is on! We can't wait to see our returning students and are eager to meet those new to our community. We have several events and opportunities to connect prior to students return. Please take a moment to check out details here

  • August 19th: Open House
  • August 22nd: PTA Popsicles on the Playground for all grade levels
  • August 23rd: First Day of School and Boohoo/ Wahoo Breakfast
KP/KG PTA News

Join the PTA - You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA.  As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.

Volunteer with the PTA.  Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year.  Including an opportunity this week to help the schools prepare the beginning of the school year folders -- sign up here!

Popsicles on the Playground / Cool Treat Meet and Greet. The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is excited to host Back to School meet up opportunities at both Kings Park and Kings Glen on Sunday, August 22.  All grade levels at both schools are welcome to join us for a cool treat (and maybe some special guests).  See below for the schedule:

Kings Park Popsicles on the Playground at Kings Park:

  • Kindergarten -- 2:00pm
  • First grade -- 2:30pm
  • Second grade -- 3:00pm
  • Third grade -- 4:00pm

Kings Glen Cool Treat Meet and Greet at Kings Glen:

All grade levels (fourth, fifth, and sixth) -- 4:30pm

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • August 18th: Virtual Pre-Recorded Back to School Presentation emailed by classroom teacher 
  • August 19th: Open House
    • (12:30pm - 1:15pm Last Names A-L)
    • (1:15pm - 2:00pm Last Names M-Z) 
  • August 22nd: PTA Popsicles on the Playground 
    • K- 2:00pm 
    • 1st - 2:30pm 
    • 2nd - 3:00pm 
    • 3rd - 3:30pm 
  • August 23rd: First Day of School BooHoo /Wahoo Breakfast 

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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Welcome Walk- Survey window extended to 8/12! 

Kings Park staff will be offering a Welcome Walk for all families this year. The Welcome Walk is an informal time for you to meet your child's teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Your child's teacher and a KPES staff buddy will come to your home for a brief 3-5 minute doorstep visit. This year's welcome walk will be held on Monday, August 16th between 4pm-7pm. To participate you will need to be home during this time frame and wear a mask. If you are not going to be home at this date/time frame OR would prefer to meet the teacher virtually, please indicate that in the survey. Each teacher will contact families that elect to schedule a virtual meeting and/or do not complete the survey by the deadline, to schedule a virtual meet and greet. One way or another, we look forward to "seeing" you soon!

By August 12, 2021 at 3pm, please complete the following survey to indicate your preference To support the management and preplanning necessary for this event, please note that if no survey is submitted for a student, the virtual option will be assumed and scheduled.

Welcome Assistant Principal, Mrs. Maura Donahue!

Mrs. Maura Donahue has joined Kings Park Elementary as our new Assistant Principal. Mrs. Donahue served as the Assistant Principal at Hunt Valley Elementary for the past eight years and previously served one year at Kings Park in 2012. She is a life-long learner with a passion for education, collaboration, professional learning and putting student needs first.  She enjoys time outside of school with her husband and two-year old daughter. Mrs. Donahue played softball for the Virginia Tech Hokies and is a huge Nationals fan!

Mrs. Donahue is excited about this coming school year, meeting all of students, families and staff!

Virtual Tour

Take some time to watch this short welcome video that highlights a few of our favorite spaces and places at Kings Park ES. We are thrilled to open our doors to the KPES community. 

FCPS and Kings Park ES are ready for a strong return to school on August 23rd!

The Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Reminder Tomorrow is the  Kings Park Space Walk/ Scavenger Hunt 

We are exited to welcome our Kings Park Lions and families back into the building with our Space Walk Scavenger hunt. Students and families are invited to come explore Kings Park during the dates and time frames below.  As a reminder, all students and families who attend will be required to wear a face covering while in the building. We look forward to seeing you soon!   

August 11th: 3:30pm- 5:00pm

Pediatric Health Fair

Inova Health System in partnership with United Healthcare Community Plan, will be offering a Pediatric Health Fair on August 22nd from 10am to 2pm.

100+ WALK-IN and FREE:

  • Well-child checkups (age 5+),
  • School physicals (age 5+),
  • Vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the whole family (age 12+)
  • Fun & activities
  • Back to school swag
  • Food trucks
  • Washington Football Player Meet & Greet

When: August 22nd 10am to 2pm

Where: Inova Cares Clinic for Children - 6400 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA 22042

Who: Medicaid holders and uninsured children + COVID-19 vaccination for the whole family (12+ years old) More info (Spanish

Kings Park Dining Room Assistant 

Kings Park is currently looking for a second Dining Room Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year to supervise and support students in the cafeteria during lunch. This would be a part time position from  each day. We are looking for an energetic and friendly person who loves working with children. Our dining room assistant supports students five days per week from 10:45am - 1:45pm. If you or someone you know might be interested in the position please contact tlpower@fcps.edu

Kings Park Welcome Back Programing Overview

The countdown to launch into the school year is on! We can't wait to see our returning students and are eager to meet those new to our community. We have several events and opportunities to connect prior to students return. Please take a moment to check out details here

  • August 6th and August 11th: Space Walk Scavenger Hunt
  • August 13th: Family Read Aloud #2
  • August 16th: Welcome Walk
  • August 18th: Virtual Pre-Recorded Back to School Presentation
  • August 19th: Open House
  • August 22nd: PTA Popsicles on the Playground
  • August 23rd: First Day of School and Boohoo/ Wahoo Breakfast
KP/KG PTA News

Join the PTA - You can now join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!  Being a PTA member has numerous benefits --  it's a great way to meet new friends and become more involved in your child's school and community.  Join on our website!

Keep in Touch with the PTA.  As we move into the new school year, a great way to keep in touch with the PTA is to subscribe to our newsletter and/or join our Facebook group.

Volunteer with the PTA.  Keep an eye on the PTA's website for ways to volunteer with the PTA this school year.  Including an opportunity this week to help the schools prepare the beginning of the school year folders -- sign up here!

Popsicles on the Playground / Cool Treat Meet and Greet. The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is excited to host Back to School meet up opportunities at both Kings Park and Kings Glen on August 22.  All grade levels at both schools are welcome to join us for a cool treat (and maybe some special guests).  See below for the schedule:

Kings Park Popsicles on the Playground at Kings Park:

  • Kindergarten -- 2pm
  • First grade -- 2:30pm
  • Second grade -- 3:00pm
  • Third grade -- 4:00pm

Kings Glen Cool Treat Meet and Greet at Kings Glen:

All grade levels (fourth, fifth, and sixth) -- 4:30pm

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • August 6th: 9:00am-10:30am Space Walk Scavenger Hunt  
  • August 11th: 3:30am- 5:00pm Space Walk Scavenger Hunt  

  • August 13th: 6:00pm Popsicles and Icebreakers at Foxwood Playground
  • August 16th: 4:00 - 7:00pm Welcome Walk 
  • August 18th: Virtual Pre-Recorded Back to School Presentation 
  • August 19th: Open House
    • (12:30pm - 1:15pm Last Names A-L)
    • (1:15pm - 2:00pm Last Names M-Z) 
  • August 22nd: PTA Popsicles on the Playground 
    • K- 2:00pm 
    • 1st - 2:30pm 
    • 2nd - 3:00pm 
    • 3rd - 3:30pm 
  • August 23rd: First Day of School Boo Hoo / Wahoo Breakfast 

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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This Friday... Kings Park Space Walk Scavenger Hunt 

We are exited to welcome our Kings Park Lions and families back into the building with our Space Walk Scavenger hunt. Students and families are invited to come explore Kings Park during the dates and time frames below.  As a reminder, all students and families who attend will be required to wear a face covering while in the building. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

August 6th: 9:00am-10:30am  

August 11th: 3:30pm- 5:00pm

If you plan on attending, please RSVP using the following form. Families can anticipate 30 minutes for this experience. 

Welcome Walk 

Kings Park staff will be offering a Welcome Walk for all families this year. The Welcome Walk is an informal time for you to meet your child's teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Your child's teacher and a KPES staff buddy will come to your home for a brief 3-5 minute doorstep visit. This year's welcome walk will be held on Monday, August 16th between 4pm-7pm. To participate you will need to be home during this time frame and wear a mask. If you are not going to be home at this date/time frame OR would prefer to meet the teacher virtually, please indicate that in the survey. Each teacher will contact families that elect to schedule a virtual meeting and/or do not complete the survey by the deadline, to schedule a virtual meet and greet. One way or another, we look forward to "seeing" you soon!

By August 10, 2021 at 1pm, please complete the following survey to indicate your preference To support the management and preplanning necessary for this event, please note that if no survey is submitted for a student, the virtual option will be assumed and scheduled.

Kings Park Dining Room Assistant 

Kings Park is currently looking for our next Dining Room Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year to supervise and support students in the cafeteria during lunch. This would be a part time position from  each day. We are looking for an energetic and friendly person who loves working with children. Our dining room assistant supports students five days per week from 10:45am - 1:45pm. If you or someone you know might be interested in the position please contact tlpower@fcps.edu

Kings Park Welcome Back Programing Overview

The countdown to launch into the school year is on! We can't wait to see our returning students and are eager to meet those new to our community. We have several events and opportunities to connect prior to students return. Please take a moment to check out details here

  • August 6th and August 11th: Space Walk Scavenger Hunt
  • August 13th: Family Read Aloud #2
  • August 16th: Welcome Walk
  • August 18th: Virtual Pre-Recorded Back to School Presentation
  • August 19th: Open House
  • August 22nd: PTA Popsicles on the Playground
  • August 23rd: First Day of School and Boohoo/ Wahoo Breakfast
FCPS Meal Kit Buses - June 28 through August 5

Ten (10) buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.

These bus routes are weekly stops Monday - Thursday only.  Please note that Monday bus routes will operate on Friday, July 2 to cover the Monday, July 5 holiday.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children.  Adult meals will not be available for purchase. Please click on the following link to review the weekly schedule:

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus

 

FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM

The Foundry Church

9800 Old Keene Mill Road

703-455-7041

(Located between Lee Chapel Road and the FC Parkway)

The Foundry Church (formerly Calvary) has a Food Pantry Program with donations from Target and Giant. This 7-year program allows families/friends to come to the church and pick up bags of food on Thursday mornings from 8:00 am – 9:30 am during the entire year and SUMMER. There is no application, nor any criteria needed.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • August 6th: 9:00am-10:30am Space Walk Scavenger Hunt  
  • August 11th: 3:30am- 5:00pm Space Walk Scavenger Hunt  

  • August 13th: 6:00pm Popsicles and Icebreakers at Foxwood Playground
  • August 16th: 4:00 - 7:00pm Welcome Walk 
  • August 18th: Virtual Pre-Recorded Back to School Presentation 
  • August 19th: Open House
    • (12:30pm - 1:15pm Last Names A-L)
    • (1:15pm - 2:00pm Last Names M-Z) 
  • August 22nd: PTA Popsicles on the Playground 
    • K- 2:00pm 
    • 1st - 2:30pm 
    • 2nd - 3:00pm 
    • 3rd - 3:30pm 
  • August 23rd: First Day of School Boo Hoo / Wahoo Breakfast 

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 Welcome Back Programing 

The countdown to launch into the school year is on! We can't wait to see our returning students and are eager to meet those new to our community. We have several events and opportunities to connect prior to students return. Please take a moment to check out details here

  • August 6th and August 11th: Space Walk Scavenger Hunt
  • August 13th: Family Read Aloud #2
  • Week of August 16th: Welcome Walk
  • August 18th: Virtual Back to School Presentation
  • August 19th: Open House
  • August 22nd: PTA Popsicles on the Playground
  • August 23rd: First Day of School and Boohoo/ Wahoo Breakfast
First Up.... Kings Park Space Walk Scavenger Hunt 

We are exited to welcome our Kings Park Lions and families back into the building with our Space Walk Scavenger hunt. Students and families are invited to come explore Kings Park during the dates and time frames below.  As a reminder, all students and families who attend will be required to wear a face covering while in the building. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

August 6th: 9:00am-10:30am  

August 11th: 3:30pm- 5:00pm

If you plan on attending, please RSVP using the following form. Families can anticipate 30 minutes for this experience. 

Popsicles and Ice Breaker Event, August 13 A Space for All!

At KPES, everyone belongs. To help kick off our theme and to support Mrs. Lin's mantra "Read, Read, Read", we are sharing children books read aloud by astronauts.  

A Space for All - Storytime -
Hey, Ho, To Mars We Go

Book By Susan Lendroth | Read by Astronaut Christina Koch

Today's story is Hey-Ho, to Mars we Go. "This musical mission to Mars will have young astronauts talking–and singing–about the science of space travel.

FCPS Summer Meal Program

Meal Kit Sites (every Monday) June 28 through August 2 

Summer Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. will be offered on Mondays at the sites listed below.  Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.  Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted.

Dates of distribution

  • August 2

Summer Meal Kit sites

Meal Kit Buses - June 28 through August 5

Ten (10) buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.

These bus routes are weekly stops Monday - Thursday only.  Please note that Monday bus routes will operate on Friday, July 2 to cover the Monday, July 5 holiday.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children.  Adult meals will not be available for purchase. Please click on the following link to review the weekly schedule:

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus

FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM

The Foundry Church

9800 Old Keene Mill Road

703-455-7041

(Located between Lee Chapel Road and the FC Parkway)

The Foundry Church (formerly Calvary) has a Food Pantry Program with donations from Target and Giant. This 7-year program allows families/friends to come to the church and pick up bags of food on Thursday mornings from 8:00 am – 9:30 am during the entire year and SUMMER. There is no application, nor any criteria needed.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • August 6th: 9:00am-10:30am Space Walk Scavenger Hunt  
  • August 11th: 3:30am- 5:00pm Space Walk Scavenger Hunt  

  • August 13th: 6:00pm Popsicles and Icebreakers at Foxwood Playground
  • August 18th: Virtual Back to School Presentation 
  • August 19th: Open House
    • (12:30pm - 1:15pm Last Names A-L)
    • (1:15pm - 2:00pm Last Names M-Z) 
  • August 22nd: PTA Popsicles on the Playground 
    • K- 2:00pm 
    • 1st - 2:30pm 
    • 2nd - 3:00pm 
    • 3rd - 3:30pm 
  • August 23rd: First Day of School Boo Hoo / Wahoo Breakfast 

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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Summer Checkout Opportunity

Kings Park is offering summer library book curbside pickup for Kings Park students on July 28.  Students who would like to borrow books for summer reading, should complete our Google form indicating pickup date and student book requests.  Search our catalog  to view books in our collection for ideas as you make requests.  Or, request a grab bag of library books by theme, series, or author.  Our summer library staff will do their best to fulfill requests based on availability.  Place requests at least 3 days before pickup date. 

Kings Park 2021-2022 Theme: A Space for All

Kings Park has a theme every year! Last year's theme, "Passport to Discovery: Expanding Perspectives" helped our KP community grow and learn in new ways.

Kings Park's theme this year is A Space for All! We look forward to exploring this new theme in fun and creative ways for the 2021-2022 school year. We will kick off our theme with space stories read by astronauts. Watch for these special messages this summer. 

A Space for All - Storytime -
Ada Twist, Scientist

Written by: Andrea Beaty Read by: Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Today's story is Ada Twist, ScientistInspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power perseverance, and the importance of asking “Why?”

Summer Math Challenge-Opens June 21 

This is a free six-week online math skills maintenance program designed for students who have just completed grades 1-8. The 2021 Challenge will support student learning at home and offers daily emails with fun activities and links to educational resources at each student’s ability level. Parents can monitor their child's progress and generate weekly badges and a certificate to celebrate accomplishments. Sign up for the Summer Math Challenge at the Lexile and Quantile Hub.

FCPS Summer Meal Program

Meal Kit Sites (every Monday) June 28 through August 2 

Summer Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. will be offered on Mondays at the sites listed below.  Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.  Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted.

Dates of distribution

  • July 26
  • August 2

Summer Meal Kit sites

Meal Kit Buses - June 28 through August 5

Ten (10) buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.

These bus routes are weekly stops Monday - Thursday only.  Please note that Monday bus routes will operate on Friday, July 2 to cover the Monday, July 5 holiday.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children.  Adult meals will not be available for purchase. Please click on the following link to review the weekly schedule:

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus

 

FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM

The Foundry Church

9800 Old Keene Mill Road

703-455-7041

(Located between Lee Chapel Road and the FC Parkway)

The Foundry Church (formerly Calvary) has a Food Pantry Program with donations from Target and Giant. This 7-year program allows families/friends to come to the church and pick up bags of food on Thursday mornings from 8:00 am – 9:30 am during the entire year and SUMMER. There is no application, nor any criteria needed.

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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Summer Checkout Opportunity

Kings Park is offering summer library book curbside pickup for Kings Park students on July 14 and July 28.  Students who would like to borrow books for summer reading, should complete our Google form indicating pickup date and student book requests.  Search our catalog  to view books in our collection for ideas as you make requests.  Or, request a grab bag of library books by theme, series, or author.  Our summer library staff will do their best to fulfill requests based on availability.  Place requests at least 3 days before pickup date. 

A Space for All - Storytime -
Mousetronaut

Written by: Mark Kelly
Read by: Astronaut Scott Kelly 

This week's story is MousetronautA heartwarming picture book tale of the power of the small, from bestselling author and retired NASA astronaut Commander Mark Kelly.

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July 14th FCPS Summer Meal Program

Meal Kit Sites (every Monday) June 28 through August 2 

Summer Meal Kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. will be offered on Mondays at the sites listed below.  Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.  Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted.

Dates of distribution

  • July 26
  • August 2

Summer Meal Kit sites

Meal Kit Buses - June 28 through August 5

Ten (10) buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.

These bus routes are weekly stops Monday - Thursday only.  Please note that Monday bus routes will operate on Friday, July 2 to cover the Monday, July 5 holiday.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children.  Adult meals will not be available for purchase. Please click on the following link to review the weekly schedule:

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus

 

FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM

The Foundry Church

9800 Old Keene Mill Road

703-455-7041

(Located between Lee Chapel Road and the FC Parkway)

The Foundry Church (formerly Calvary) has a Food Pantry Program with donations from Target and Giant. This 7-year program allows families/friends to come to the church and pick up bags of food on Thursday mornings from 8:00 am – 9:30 am during the entire year and SUMMER. There is no application, nor any criteria needed.

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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