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These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions. You can also access the FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage which are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.Calendar of Upcoming Events
- Jan 20th Two-hour early release
- Jan 21st Teacher Workday, student holiday
- Jan 24th Teacher Workday, student holiday
- Feb 3 PTA Virtual Meeting
Winter temperatures are definitely here. As a reminder students will continue to go outdoors for recess, mask breaks, and occasional learning activities as weather allows. Please remind your child to bundle up each morning. If you are missing any items, please have your child swing by our lost and found in the cafeteria to be reunited with any items left behind. Should your child be in need of a warm coat or other clothing, please reach out to our school counselors; Corri Shusterman ([email protected]) and Allison Jackie ([email protected]).
Additionally, in order to ensure all students are prepared and have access to virtual learning as needed, laptops will be coming home daily. With possible impending winter weather arriving on Thursday, we want to be sure that everyone feels comfortable accessing our new platforms of Schoology and Zoom. Take a moment to walk through your child's green password sheet and ask them to give you a tour. If you have any access issues, please reach out to your child's teacher for support.FCPS Policy on Masks
Dear FCPS Community,
As we return to school after the holiday weekend, we want to let you know that FCPS will continue universal masking for all students and staff.
FCPS continues to require universal mask wearing in alignment with CDC guidance. Our layered prevention strategies have proven effective in keeping transmission rates low in our schools. We know our students are best served by in-person instruction. Adhering to our layered prevention strategies, especially universal masking, keeps our schools open and safe places for students to learn.
FCPS is reviewing Governor Youngkin’s executive order issued this weekend. As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continue to share any updated information with you around FCPS COVID-19 practices and protocols as needed. You can review current health and safety guidelines on our website.
Scott S. Brabrand Superintendent Fairfax County Public SchoolsFCPS 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!KP/KG PTA News Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Happenings
Join us for our next FREE FREE Virtual Game Night! The PTA is very excited to host anotherFREE virtual game night on January 28!
- Friday, January 28this Trivia night!Sign up here to participate -- access information will only be provided to those who sign up.
Prizes will be awarded to winners!
Please join us for our February 3 PTA meeting. The PTA plans to host this meeting VIRTUALLY ONLY via Zoom.
Here is the call-in/Zoom information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020! In addition to our normal PTA business, the PTA plans to hold two important votes: one to update our 2021-2022 budget and one to elect the 2022 Nominating Committee.
Nominating Committee. Each year the PTA elects a Nominating Committee to put forth a slate of candidates for the PTA's next executive board. The PTA plans to elect the nominating committee at our February 3 meeting. Are you interested in serving on this committee? Please contact PTA president, Emily St. Onge, at [email protected]. Similarly, please reach out to Emily if you have any interest in serving on the 2022-2023 PTA board.
The PTA is excited to bring after-school activities back to our schools this Spring! While definite plans are still being established, we are tentatively bringing back some old favorites and new faces. Look for more information on options, sign ups, costs, and more in mid-January in our newsletter, on our Facebook group, via the schools' emails.
The PTA is excited to host a variety of FREE STEM activities in February!
- February 8 is Safer Internet Day-- more information coming soon on how the PTA plans to mark this day!
- Join the Kings Park/King Glen PTA and Code Ninjas for a FREE IN PERSON event on Friday, February 11! Sign up for a slot for this event here. Please note that in order control possible crowds, only those who RSVP may attend this event.
Baskets Bonanza will be here March 3-17! Our annual spring fundraiser has a new name and will again be a virtual event, but the essence of the event remains, -- specifically, the fabulous classroom baskets. If you are looking for a way to volunteer, this is a great chance. Sign up now to be a classroom basket parent.
Stay tuned for more information about the event throughout February. Questions about the classroom baskets or the event can be sent to [email protected].
Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue
Mrs. Dotty Lin
Kings Park ES