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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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Spring Cleaning - Spirit Week Feb 12th-19th
Beginning this Friday, February 12th we will have a spring cleaning spirit week through February 19th. The kick off is this Friday, please see the details below.
Wednesday, Feb 17th - Stuffed Animal Day - Organize your papers, spruce up your space with a “stuffed friend”
Thursday, Feb 18th- Wear Purple - Replenish Paper, Pencils, and Possible supplies)
Friday, Feb 19th- Looking Sharp Day - Look sharp by dressing and sharpening your pencils for the week ahead. At the end of this spring cleaning spirit week, you and your workspace should look sharp too.
Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022
It is once again that time of year when we need to make Kindergarten enrollment projections for the 2021-2022 school year.
If you have a child who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2021, then it is time to register your child for the 2021-2022 school year. Children born after September 30, 2016 are ineligible to attend kindergarten. The Code of Virginia does not allow exceptions for children born after this date.
To help us start registering for next year, please call Nancy Sawicki at
703-426-700 to add your child’s information to our incoming kindergarten list.
We request that you begin the registration process as soon as possible. Registration information and forms are available online at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.
If this does not apply to you, please share it with a neighbor whose child may be entering kindergarten. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and their families!
New Bell Schedule Began Today, Feb 16th
Kings Park ES's bell schedule has shifted to 9:00am- 3:30pm. Our new schedule will continue to include a schoolwide midday break for lunch and recess from 11:45am-12:45pm.
Teachers will communicate specific class and grade level schedules. Please note that as each grade level transitions to in-person learning there will be slight tweaks to the lunch and recess schedule to allow for social distancing.
Family Return to School Lunch Bunch
Kings Park ES is hosting a virtual lunch! We are excited to begin the next phase of the school year; which includes in-person instruction. Grab your lunch or a latte and join us virtually on Friday, February 19th from 11:55am- 12:35pm.
While your classroom teacher will be sharing details and plans that are classroom specific we wanted a chance to share about KPES globally. During this time we will reinforce the latest updates from FCPS and share some Kings Park ES specifics. This session will be recorded for those who are unable to attend and will shared via our school website and our regular KIT on Tuesday, February 23rd.
Please complete this form to register and share any advanced wonderings. Registered participants will receive the link to access our meeting via email on February 19th at 8:00am. We hope you consider registering today!
Family Engagement Night Recording
Thank you to all the families who joined us for our parent event last week; Developing Independent Learners. If you were unable to attend the Feb 10th family engagement session, please contact your child's teacher for a link to their presentation.
Kiss and Ride
In the near future we will begin to welcome students back to Kings Park ES and want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Kings Park ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride, which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers the Kiss and Ride is able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.
If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please review the attached document and complete the embedded form. Kiss and Ride tags will be mailed home in advance of students returning.
Student Book Bag Distribution
Kings Park staff has been busy creating book bags for students to provide the opportunity to have access to more books to read from home. Curbside pickup will be available for grade levels at the following days and times;
2nd Grade: February 22nd: 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Regardless of grade level, families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags at an earlier date, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Monday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES.
Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal
If your having technology issues, please call our parent portal 1-833-921-3277 or submit a ticket through our IT Portal . This will ensure your issue is documented to assist with the tech team with resolve the issue.
You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips.
KP/KG PTA News
KP/KG PTA Board and Brush Fundraiser
The PTA is excited to host a fundraiser with Board and Brush! Register to pick up a kit on February 12 from 4pm-7pm! Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA. See our website for more information and register!
Upcoming PTA Meetings
Join us for our next PTA meeting, on Thursday, February 18, at 7pm via Zoom. Following the meeting, in honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Tia Lott, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race and diversity, with guidance and resources for how to talk with our children about these topics.
Also, please join us for our March PTA meeting on Thursday, March 18, at 7pm via Zoom. Following the meeting, please join us to hear tips for positive parenting during these difficult times from local, NoVA-based Rachel Bailey. Rachel is a mom, parenting coach, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.
Please see Facebook or our upcoming newsletter for call in information for both of these meetings -- or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a request for the call in information.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Feb 17 Stuffed Animal Day
Feb 18 Wear Purple
Feb 18 PTA Meeting
Feb 19 Looking Sharp Day
Mar 5 Two-Hour Early Release
Mar 8 Student Holiday
Mar 18 PTA Meeting
Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break - no school for students
Apr 5 Teacher Workday - no school for students
Mrs. Dotty Lin
Kings Park ES
5400 Harrow Way Springfield, VA 22151 | Main Office: 703-426-7000
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