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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

Kings Park Summer Message, July 13th

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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.

TOMORROW: Read Aloud &Movement Event
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

Kings Park Summer Message, June 23rd

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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 for 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 -
If I Were an Astronaut

Written by: Eric Braun Read by: Astronaut: Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Today's story is If I Were an AstronautIf I were an astronaut, I would zoom into outer space! I would help fix the International Space Station. Dream big, and see what fun it is to be an astronaut.

Summer Math Challenge-Opened 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

Save the Date: Afternoon Read Aloud and Movement Event, 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

  • June 28
  • July 6 (please note distribution is Tuesday, July 6 due to the Monday, July 5 holiday)
  • July 12
  • July 19
  • 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

Last Day Reminder

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As we draw a close to the 2020-2021 school year, we recognize and appreciate the incredible efforts of our staff, students and families. Kings Park ES is a special place to learn and grow and we look forward to students returning five days a week next fall.  We hope you enjoy your summer and remember to read, read, read!

We remind families that tomorrow, Friday, June 11th is a two hour early release.  Students will be dismissed at 1:20 pm. 

Spirit Week

Below is the remainder of our spirit week this week: 

  • 6/11 Flyaway Friday - 
    Grab your passport and discover the world!
    Dress how you would on a vacation to your dream destination
FCPS Student Laptop Returns begin tomorrow, June 9th

We will be collecting all FCPS student laptops at the end of this school year, so that we may complete our inventory and maintenance on our laptop collection.

You will have two options for returning the student laptop to the school.

1. Return the laptop at school beginning June 9th.

  • In-person students may simply drop-off the laptop and charger with their classroom teacher
  • Virtual students will drop off computers on the dates and times below. Drop off is simple, please pull forward in the KPES bus lane and staff will collect the equipment from your car and note the return. 
    Friday, June 11th  2pm – 3pm or Monday, June 14th 1pm- 2pm

2. If your student is participating in virtual summer learning programs, you may keep the laptop through August 6, 2021.

  • We will have a drop-off window at the end of summer learning programs.  

*All laptops should be returned to the school that issued it. To help us plan our FCPS laptop collection, please click here to complete the summer intent form.

If your student will no longer be enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools, please plan to drop off the FCPS laptop per the instructions above. Please note that we will re-distribute laptops to our students in the fall when our inventory and maintenance is complete, so your student will be able to use an FCPS laptop again next year.  Also, if your student currently has a MiFi device for home internet access, you do not need to return the MiFi at this time, unless you are relocating outside of Fairfax County. 

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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As we reflect on the 2020-2021 school year, so much has happened. As a school community we have worked together to address new problems and find creative solutions throughout the year. I am most proud of everyone's efforts to ensure that the mental and physical well being of all students, staff and families was kept foremost in our minds. We recognize and appreciate the incredible effort our staff, students and families have put into this year. Kings Park ES is a special place to learn and grow and we look forward to students returning five days per week next fall.  

Spirit Week June 7-11

Below is the remainder of our spirit week this week: 

  • 6/9 "When I Grow Up" Wednesday - 
    Dress up as what you want to be when you grow up
  • 6/10 KP Pride Thursday -
    Wear school colors and show your KP pride
  • 6/11 Flyaway Friday - 
    Grab your passport and discover the world!
    Dress how you would on a vacation to your dream destination
FCPS Student Laptop Returns begin tomorrow, June 9th

We will be collecting all FCPS student laptops at the end of this school year, so that we may complete our inventory and maintenance on our laptop collection.

You will have two options for returning the student laptop to the school.

1. Return the laptop at school beginning June 9th.

  • In-person students may simply drop-off the laptop and charger with their classroom teacher
  • Virtual students will drop off computers on the dates and times below. Drop off is simple, please pull forward in the KPES bus lane and staff will collect the equipment from your car and note the return. 
    Friday, June 11th  2pm – 3pm or Monday, June 14th 1pm- 2pm

2. If your student is participating in virtual summer learning programs, you may keep the laptop through August 6, 2021.

  • We will have a drop-off window at the end of summer learning programs.  

*All laptops should be returned to the school that issued it. To help us plan our FCPS laptop collection, please click here to complete the summer intent form.

If your student will no longer be enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools, please plan to drop off the FCPS laptop per the instructions above. Please note that we will re-distribute laptops to our students in the fall when our inventory and maintenance is complete, so your student will be able to use an FCPS laptop again next year.  Also, if your student currently has a MiFi device for home internet access, you do not need to return the MiFi at this time, unless you are relocating outside of Fairfax County. 

End of year Food Service Update

We would like to share an update on meal service for the end of the year. Prior communication stated June 11th as a bus route distribution day, but this is no longer correct. Due to conflicts with early release, bus routes will not run on June 11th. Additional meals will be offered June 7-10 and June 14th. In addition, we will distribute 7-day meal kits on June 7th, 10th and 14th at all of our grab and go and meal kit sites. Details are available on the website: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

Summer Resources Diving Into Summer Learning Opportunities

Click here to listen to the recording of our latest Parent Virtual Coffee where KPES School counselor, Fatima Samha shares about upcoming opportunities.

Summer Use of Digital Tools

Imagine Language and Literacy and Imagine Reading will be available for students this summer. They will log in through Clever, as they have all year. 

Pioneer Valley’s Literacy Footprints will be available for the summer for all students who are enrolled in FCPS as of June 10, 2021. Students will log in through the same link as this year. The FCPS Literacy Footprints log in can be found here. Students will have access to the Literacy Footprints books, but will not have access to teacher support.  

Summer Checkout Opportunity

Kings Park is offering summer library book curbside pickup for Kings Park students on June 30, July 14, and July 28.  All 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 planned pickup date. 

KPES Summer Reading Challenge
June 13th-Aug 21st

Enjoy reading this summer!  Read to yourself and others.  Listen while others read to you.  Read stories and information!  Optional:  Use this home log to track your reading minutes and activities. Set a goal to read for 100 minutes per week (or 15 minutes per day). Between June 13th - August 21st, share your progress with us using this Google form each time you read for 200 minutes and/or complete 5 activities.  Students, who share their progress using the Google form by August 28th, will be included in an upcoming KPOV News reading celebration.  Check out this video for more information on how to complete our Summer Reading Challenge.

We would love to see a photo of you reading this summer.  If you would like to share a photo of you with your book or eBook, please send it in a TWEET to @kingsparklions, or send it by email to our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu

FCPL Summer Reading Challenge
June 11th - Aug 13th

Celebrate Tails and Tales with the Fairfax County Public Library!  Read for fun during the Summer Reading Adventure!  Sign up online using Beanstack. Use an existing Beanstack account or create one.  Children can earn badges for every 100 minutes read.  Unlock badges by completing fun activities all summer long.  Enter into prize drawings when a reading milestones is reached.  Learn more about this program by watching this video from the public library.

Transported After School Program

Our After School Program (AMP) is the perfect alternative to SACC/Daycare.  Your child will get a daily Taekwondo class, snack and quiet/homework time.  So a child should have gotten a good workout and their homework done when you pick up so you can enjoy the rest of your evening together.

https://www.rvtkd.com/after-school-martial-arts-program.html

Summer Camp

We offer a full day (weekly, so sign up for however many weeks you need) camp for children ages 5-12.  Camps consist of daily field trips, martial arts classes, physical and quiet games.  Perfect for children regardless if they have any martial arts experience.  

https://www.rvtkd.com/summer-camps.html 

Girls Scouts

Interested in Girls Scouts - Daisies Days Camp information

Daisy Days - June 28 - 2nd

PTA News

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Board elected at our May 27 General Membership meeting!

  • President: Emily St. Onge
  • Vice-President, Fundraising: Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper
  • Vice-President. Events: Amy Cohen Johnson
  • Vice-President, Education: Lisa Jones
  • Treasurer: Deirdre Daumit
  • Secretary: Charlotte Hannagan

And many thanks to outgoing board members Katie Cattell and Rebecca Henry!  Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated!

2021-2022 school year school supply kits are on sale now!  See our website for details.

Did you miss the Kings Park Yearbook sale?  Many families are having luck reaching directly out to the vendor, Strawbridge Studios, for a yearbook.  However, the PTA is not sure how long this option will be available.

At the PTA's final meeting of the school year, the PTA took some time to honor retiring King Glen principal, Sam Elson.  Kings Park/Kings Glen parent, Heather Rose-Glowacki, created this beautiful video honoring Mr. Elson, his 16 years as principal of Kings Glen, and his impact on our community.  Thank you, Sam, for your ongoing support of our PTA and our community.  And thank you, Heather, for creating such a touching tribute. 

Stay in touch with the PTA over the summer to learn about Back to School activities and more.  Join our Facebook group and/or subscribe to our newsletter.

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • June 9 "When I Grow Up" Wednesday
  • June 10 KP Pride Thursday
  • June 11 Flyaway Friday 
  • 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

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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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Spirit Week June 7-11

Below is our schedule for our upcoming spirit week. 

  • 6/7 Movement Monday - 
    Get up and get out and about
  • 6/8 Exercise Tuesday (virtual day) - 
    Dress up in activewear to celebrate field day
  • 6/9 "When I Grow Up" Wednesday - 
    Dress up as what you want to be when you grow up
  • 6/10 KP Pride Thursday -
    Wear school colors and show your KP pride
  • 6/11 Flyaway Friday - 
    Grab your passport and discover the world!
    Dress how you would on a vacation to your dream destination
FCPS Student Laptop Returns begin June 9th

As the end of the school year approaches, we wanted to share with you the procedures related to the FCPS laptop assigned to your student.  We will be collecting all student laptops at the end of this school year, so that we may complete our inventory and maintenance on our laptop collection.

You will have two options for returning the student laptop to the school.

1. Return the laptop at school beginning June 9th.

  • In-person students may simply drop-off the laptop and charger with their classroom teacher
  • Virtual students will be provided drop off location dates and times

2. If your student is participating in virtual summer learning programs, you may keep the laptop through August 6, 2021.

  • We will have a drop-off window at the end of summer learning programs.  

*All laptops should be returned to the school that issued it. To help us plan our FCPS laptop collection, please click here to complete the summer intent form.

If your student will no longer be enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools, please plan to drop off the FCPS laptop per the instructions above. Please note that we will re-distribute laptops to our students in the fall when our inventory and maintenance is complete, so your student will be able to use an FCPS laptop again next year.  Also, if your student currently has a MiFi device for home internet access, you do not need to return the MiFi at this time, unless you are relocating outside of Fairfax County. 

Summer Resources Diving Into Summer Learning Opportunities

Click here to listen to the recording of our latest Parent Virtual Coffee where KPES School counselor, Fatima Samha shares about upcoming opportunities.

Help Children Love Math This Summer:
ST Math Webinar for K-6 Families, June 7th

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics. This webinar is offered on June 7th at 10:00am-10:45 a.m. and 6:30pm-7:15pm

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

Summer Checkout Opportunity

Kings Park is offering summer library book curbside pickup for Kings Park students on June 30, July 14, and July 28.  All 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 planned pickup date. 

Summer Use of Digital Tools

Imagine Language and Literacy and Imagine Reading will be available for students this summer. They will log in through Clever, as they have all year. 

Pioneer Valley’s Literacy Footprints will be available for the summer for all students who are enrolled in FCPS as of June 10, 2021. Students will log in through the same link as this year. The FCPS Literacy Footprints log in can be found here. Students will have access to the Literacy Footprints books, but will not have access to teacher support.  

KPES Summer Reading Challenge
June 13th-Aug 21st

Enjoy reading this summer!  Read to yourself and others.  Listen while others read to you.  Read stories and information!  Optional:  Use this home log to track your reading minutes and activities. Set a goal to read for 100 minutes per week (or 15 minutes per day). Between June 13th - August 21st, share your progress with us using this Google form each time you read for 200 minutes and/or complete 5 activities.  Students, who share their progress using the Google form by August 28th, will be included in an upcoming KPOV News reading celebration.  Check out this video for more information on how to complete our Summer Reading Challenge.

We would love to see a photo of you reading this summer.  If you would like to share a photo of you with your book or eBook, please send it in a TWEET to @kingsparklions, or send it by email to our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu

FCPL Summer Reading Challenge
June 11th - Aug 13th

Celebrate Tails and Tales with the Fairfax County Public Library!  Read for fun during the Summer Reading Adventure!  Sign up online using Beanstack. Use an existing Beanstack account or create one.  Children can earn badges for every 100 minutes read.  Unlock badges by completing fun activities all summer long.  Enter into prize drawings when a reading milestones is reached.  Learn more about this program by watching this video from the public library.

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 on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30pm.  We are excited to make a dessert this time -- whoopie pies! Sign up on our website!

Looking for 2021-2022 school year school supply kits?  Stay tuned -- the PTA will be releasing ordering information soon!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • June 7 Movement Monday
  • June 8th Virtual Learning Day for all students
  • June 8 Exercise Tuesday (virtual day)
  • June 9 "When I Grow Up" Wednesday
  • June 10 KP Pride Thursday
  • June 11 Flyaway Friday 
  • 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

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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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All Library Books Due this 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.

FCPS Student Laptop Returns begin June 9th

As the end of the school year approaches, we wanted to share with you the procedures related to the FCPS laptop assigned to your student. We will be collecting all student laptops at the end of this school year, so that we may complete our inventory and maintenance on our laptop collection.

You will have two options for returning the student laptop to the school.

1. Return the laptop at school beginning June 9th.

  • In-person students will simply drop-off the laptop and charger with their classroom teacher
  • Virtual students will be provided drop off location dates and times. Details will be emailed to all virtual students. 

2. If your student is participating in virtual summer learning programs, you may keep the laptop through August 6, 2021.

  • We will have a drop-off window at the end of summer learning programs.  

*All laptops should be returned to the school that issued the computer. To help us plan our FCPS laptop collection, please click here to complete the summer intent form.

If your student will no longer be enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools, please plan to drop off the FCPS laptop per the instructions above. Also, if your student currently has a MiFi device for home internet access, you do not need to return the MiFi at this time, unless you are relocating outside of Fairfax County. 

Summer Resources Diving Into Summer Learning Opportunities

Click here to listen to the recording of our latest Parent Virtual Coffee where KPES School counselor, Fatima Samha shares about upcoming opportunities.

Help Children Love Math This Summer:
ST Math Webinar for K-6 Families, June 7th

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics. This webinar is offered on June 7th at 10:00am-10:45 a.m. and 6:30pm-7:15pm

Register for this ST Math Webinar

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home
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 on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30pm.  We are excited to make a dessert this time -- whoopie pies! Sign up on our website!

Looking for 2021-2022 school year school supply kits?  Stay tuned -- the PTA will be releasing ordering information soon!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • 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 9th Student Laptop collection begins
  • 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 18th

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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.  Sign up to attend

  • Monday, May 24th at 8:00am- 8:30am
  • Tuesday May 25th at 12:00pm- 12:30pm

You will receive a link from Blackboard Collaborate Invitee prior to the time of the session. This session will be recorded and posted for any family that is unable to attend. 

Help Children Love Math This Summer:
ST Math Webinar for K-6 Families

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback. Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics. This webinar is offered on May 24, 2021 10:00am-10:45 a.m. and 6:30pm-7:15pm AND June 7, 2021 10:00am-10:45 a.m. and 6:30pm-7:15pm

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home
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.

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 on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30pm.  We are excited to make a dessert this time -- whoopie pies! Sign up on our website!

Looking for 2021-2022 school year school supply kits?  Stay tuned -- the PTA will be releasing ordering information soon!

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

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.

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

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

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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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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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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

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