Kings Park Special Edition

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Kings Park Updates

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

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

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

Kiss and Ride Information 

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Tuesday Take Home, Mar 2nd

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

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

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Read Across America: Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

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

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

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

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

 

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

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

Return to School Lunch Bunch Recording

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

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

Kiss and Ride 

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

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

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

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

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Upcoming PTA Meetings

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Read Across America: Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

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Read Across America Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

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

Monday, March 1st

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

by Supriya Kelkar

Tuesday, March 2nd

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

By Ibtihaj Muhammad

 

Wednesday, March 3rd

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

or Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

 

Thursday, March 4th

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

 

Friday, March 5th

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

To read more...

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

When the Cousins Came by Katie Yamasaki

I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker

Drawn Together by Minh Le

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero

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

Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera 

Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Tuesday Take Home, Feb 23rd

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

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

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Return to School Lunch Bunch Recording

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

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

Kiss and Ride 

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

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

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

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

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

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

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

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

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

PTA News Upcoming PTA Meetings

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

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

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

PTA February Coloring Contest

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Return to School, Feb 19th Meeting Follow Up

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Family Return to School Lunch Bunch

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

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FCPS - Helpful Links

How-to Videos

Additional Resources 

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Tuesday Take Home, Feb 16th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

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

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Spring Cleaning - Spirit Week Feb 12th-19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Bell Schedule Began Today, Feb 16th

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

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

Family Return to School Lunch Bunch

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

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

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

Family Engagement Night Recording

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

Kiss and Ride 

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

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

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

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

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

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

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

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

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

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

Upcoming PTA Meetings

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Family Return to School Lunch Bunch

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Tuesday Take Home, Feb 9th

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

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

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Family Engagement - Tomorrow, Feb 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

Career Day

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

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

Kiss and Ride 

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

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

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

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

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

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

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

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

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

Upcoming PTA Meetings

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Tuesday Take Home, Feb 2nd

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Kings Park Tuesday Take Home

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

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Career Day

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

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

Family Engagement 

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

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

Kiss and Ride 

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

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

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

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

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

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

Tech Tip: IT Parent Portal

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

You can also checkout these troubleshooting tips

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

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

Upcoming PTA Meetings

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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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. 

Parent Session: Supporting Positive Behavior at Home During Virtual Learning

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

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

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


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

Equity Resources 

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

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

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

 

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

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

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

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

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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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. 

Upcoming Parent Session: Supporting Positive Behavior at Home During Virtual Learning

You are invited to join the Kings Park Mental Health Team for a parent session focused on supporting positive behavior at home during virtual learning.

Topics will include improving the virtual learning space, helping students manage big feelings, practicing mindfulness, and self-care for parents.

You can choose from one of two sessions offered Thursday 1/21 from 12:00pm-12:30pm or Tuesday 1/26 from 4:00pm-4:30pm. We hope to see you there! Register at this link and you will receive an email from Blackboard Collaborate Support with the link to join on the day of the session.

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

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

Kindergarten: January 25th   10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

2nd Grade: January 25th 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

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

Optional Winter Reading Challenge

Enjoy reading around world this winter! Expand your perspectives as you learn about new places and cultures!  Explore our Read Around the World eBook Collection on our Library homepage: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810

Then, complete the linked below Google form by January 22nd to share your participation:  https://forms.gle/yn6TTigdKqBGtM6R9.  We will celebrate our Winter Readers in an upcoming KPOV Morning News show.

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting

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

Fairfax County Community Resources

Check out the many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs. Pleas share with information with anyone that you feel may be of benefit.

Additionally, here is a list of COVID testing sites located near the Kings Park Elementary community. 

KP/KG PTA News PTA Meeting, Jan 21st Via Zoom

Our next PTA General Membership Meeting is on Thursday, January 21 at 7pm via Zoom!  The PTA is excited to welcome the KP and KG counselors for a discussion. See the upcoming newsletter or Facebook event for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the information. 

FREE Virtual Cooking Class Event, Jan 28th

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

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Jan 20 Inauguration Day, no school for students
  • Jan 21 Parent Session: Support Positive Behavior at Home 12-12:30pm
  • Jan 21 Regular PTA Meeting 7pm 
  • Jan 22 Optional Reading Challenge Google Form Due
                Two hour early release for all students
  • Jan 25 Teacher Workday, no school for students
  • Jan 26 Parent Session: Support Positive Behavior at Home  4-4:30pm
  • Jan 28 PTA Virtual Cooking Class

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 

The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend is a great opportunity to help connect students with impactful service opportunities while also teaching students about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In an effort to connect student service learning with the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, FCPS and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is teaming up with Volunteer Fairfax for a weekend of service. Beginning on January 16, 2021, Volunteer Fairfax is organizing a family friendly event that will provide service opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in activities virtually from home. To learn more about the MLK Jr. Weekend of Service and the specific service activities, please visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website for more information.

Upcoming Parent Session: Supporting Positive Behavior at Home During Virtual Learning

You are invited to join the Kings Park Mental Health Team for a parent session focused on supporting positive behavior at home during virtual learning.

Topics will include improving the virtual learning space, helping students manage big feelings, practicing mindfulness, and self-care for parents.

You can choose from one of two sessions offered Thursday 1/21 from 12:00pm-12:30pm or Tuesday 1/26 from 4:00pm-4:30pm. We hope to see you there! Register at this link and you will receive an email from Blackboard Collaborate Support with the link to join on the day of the session.

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

Student Book Bag Distribution 

For families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags on January 11th, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Tuesday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Optional Winter Reading Challenge

Enjoy reading around world this winter! Expand your perspectives as you learn about new places and cultures!  Explore our Read Around the World eBook Collection on our Library homepage: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810

Then, complete the linked below Google form by January 22nd to share your participation:  https://forms.gle/yn6TTigdKqBGtM6R9.  We will celebrate our Winter Readers in an upcoming KPOV Morning News show.

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting

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

Fairfax County Community Resources

Check out the many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs. Pleas share with information with anyone that you feel may be of benefit.

Additionally, here is a list of COVID testing sites located near the Kings Park Elementary community. 

KP/KG PTA News KP/KG PTA Welcomes FCPS School Board Members, Jan 14th via Zoom

The PTA is very excited to welcome FCPS school board members Laura Jane Cohen (Springfield district) and Meghan McLaughlin (Braddock district) on Thursday, January 14 at 7pm via Zoom. All Kings Park and Kings Glen families are welcome to attend -- register here to receive call in information on the day of the meeting and submit questions.  You will only be able to attend if you register at the above link.

PTA Meeting, Jan 21st Via Zoom

Our next PTA General Membership Meeting is on Thursday, January 21 at 7pm via Zoom!  The PTA is excited to welcome the KP and KG counselors for a discussion. See the upcoming newsletter or Facebook event for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the information. 

1st Virtual Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the PTA's first virtual coloring contest:  Sofia Pilotti, Lydia Jenkins, and Riley Morgan!

FREE Virtual Cooking Class Event, Jan 28th

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

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Jan 14 Special PTA Meeting -School Board Special Guests
  • Jan 18 MLK Jr Holiday, no school for students
  • Jan 20 Inauguration Day, no school for students
  • Jan 21 Parent Session: Support Positive Behavior at Home 12-12:30pm
  • Jan 21 Regular PTA Meeting 7pm 
  • Jan 22 Optional Reading Challenge Google Form Due
                Two hour early release for all students
  • Jan 25 Teacher Workday, no school for students
  • Jan 26 Parent Session: Support Positive Behavior at Home  4-4:30pm
  • Jan 28 PTA Virtual Cooking Class

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

New Bell Schedule Reminder

Happy New Year!  This is a reminder that regardless of any shifts in FCPS in-person timelines, the new bell schedule will start for all students on January 11, 2021. On Monday, January 11th, students will virtually meet for Morning Meeting at 9:00am. As with all of FCPS, teachers will provide instructions regarding the asynchronous work for that day. The rest of the week and moving forward, our bell schedule will be 9:00am- 3:30pm. This schedule will continue to include a schoolwide midday break for lunch and recess from 11:45am-12:45pm. Teachers will communicate specific class and grade level schedules. Please note that as each grade level transitions to in-person learning there will be slight tweaks to the lunch and recess schedule to allow for social distancing. These changes will be communicated to you in advance via your child's teacher. 

Upcoming Parent Session: Supporting Positive Behavior at Home During Virtual Learning

You are invited to join the Kings Park Mental Health Team for a parent session focused on supporting positive behavior at home during virtual learning. Topics will include improving the virtual learning space, helping students manage big feelings, practicing mindfulness, and self-care for parents. You can choose from one of two sessions offered Thursday 1/21 from 12:00-12:30 or Tuesday 1/26 from 4:00-4:30. We hope to see you there! Registration will be shared in next week's THT email, but please mark your calendars.

Facilitators will include Diana Lucio, School Psychologist, Katie Carroll, School Social Worker, Fatima Samha and Randy Scott, School Counselors.                        

Optional Winter Reading Challenge

Enjoy reading around world this winter! Expand your perspectives as you learn about new places and cultures!  Explore our Read Around the World eBook Collection on our Library homepage: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810

Then, complete the linked below Google form by January 22nd to share your participation:  https://forms.gle/yn6TTigdKqBGtM6R9.  We will celebrate our Winter Readers in an upcoming KPOV Morning News show.

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade: January 11th:  10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

For families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags on January 11th, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Tuesday- Friday. When picking up your child's book bag, please use the buzzer at the front office. Please note that a face covering or mask is required when picking up materials or visiting KPES. 

Tech Tip:  Winter Break Tech Tip

If you have an FCPS issued laptop restart the computer several times during winter break. If you will be out of town, turn on the computer when you return and restart it several times before classes resume in January.

Log in  to your child's fcpsschools.net email to locate your BBCU class links and other resources so your child is ready for learning. 

If you experience any issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please submit a ticket through our IT Portal

Fairfax County Community Resources

Check out the many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs. Pleas share with information with anyone that you feel may be of benefit.

Additionally, here is a list of COVID testing sites located near the Kings Park Elementary community. 

KP/KG PTA News KP/KG PTA Welcomes FCPS School Board Members, Jan 14th via Zoom

The PTA is very excited to welcome FCPS school board members Laura Jane Cohen (Springfield district) and Meghan McLaughlin (Braddock district) on Thursday, January 14 at 7pm via Zoom. All Kings Park and Kings Glen families are welcome to attend -- register here to receive call in information on the day of the meeting and submit questions.

 

PTA Meeting, Jan 21st Via Zoom

Our next PTA General Membership Meeting is on Thursday, January 21 at 7pm via Zoom!  See the upcoming newsletter or Facebook event for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the information. 

1st Virtual Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the PTA's first virtual coloring contest:  Sofia Pilotti, Lydia Jenkins, and Riley Morgan!

Save the date, Jan 28th

The PTA is excited to offer a FREE virtual cooking class with Tiny Chefs on Thursday, January 28! We will be cooking pineapple fried rice. Details and link for registration coming soon!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Jan 14 PTA Meeting - School Board Special Guests
  • Jan 18 MLK Jr Holiday, no school for students
  • Jan 20 Inauguration Day, no school for students
  • Jan 21 Regular PTA Meeting
  • Jan 28 PTA Virtual Cooking Class

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Winter Break Message

Winter break and the new year are just around the corner. Scott and I would like to take a moment to pause and share our thanks, gratitude and awe of our community's support and engagement. 2020 has been a wild and unexpected ride for all of us and yet your support and encouragement has remained consistent. 

Students and staff at Kings Park ES are fortunate to benefit from such a supportive community and 2020 has been no different. We wish everyone a happy and healthy winter break. 

*Please note that the school office will be closed over winter break as we all take some much needed time to be with family and rejuvenate for 2021.

Optional Winter Reading Challenge

Enjoy reading around world this winter! Expand your perspectives as you learn about new places and cultures!  Explore our Read Around the World eBook Collection on our Library homepage: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810

Then, complete the linked below Google form by January 22nd to share your participation:  https://forms.gle/yn6TTigdKqBGtM6R9.  We will celebrate our Winter Readers in an upcoming KPOV Morning News show.

Outstanding Employees

We are pleased to share the outpouring of staff nominations for the amazing Kings Park staff. The below staff were nominated for an FCPS Outstanding Employee Award. Please join us in congratulating the following staff members who's efforts of going above and beyond have been recognized. Thank you to our families for taking the time to highlight the extraordinary efforts of the KPES staff.

Outstanding New Teacher

Sarah Hertenberger
Sally Taylor  

Outstanding Teacher 

Stephanie A'Hearn 
Elizabeth Rinker 
Alyssa Tower 
Alaine Reinert
Maggie Simpson 
Melissa Dobson 
Melissa Crowley
Jacquie Diggs
Katie Crewse 
Olga Holliday
Mary Keane
Shannon Hodge
Chandi Lind 

Outstanding Professional Employee
Michelle Crabill 

Outstanding Principal
Dotty Lin 

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

Kindergarten: January 4th  10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

For families who were unable to pick up your child's book bags last week, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up Dec 14-18th. Kings Park will be closed during the winter break Dec 19-Jan 3. 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:  Winter Break Tech Tip

If you have an FCPS issued laptop restart the computer several times during winter break. If you will be out of town, turn on the computer when you return and restart it several times before classes resume in January.

Log in  to your child's fcpsschools.net email to locate your BBCU class links and other resources so your child is ready for learning. 

If you experience any issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please submit a ticket through our IT Portal

Fairfax County Community Resources

Check out the many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs. Pleas share with information with anyone that you feel may be of benefit.

Additionally, here is a list of COVID testing sites located near the Kings Park Elementary community. 

KP/KG PTA News PTA Meeting, Dec 17th Via Zoom

Our next PTA General Membership Meeting is on Thursday, December 17 at 7pm via Zoom featuring a virtual performance by the KG Strings!  See the upcoming newsletter or Facebook event for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the information. 

Spiritwear Order Pick UP, tomorrow

Did you order Kings Park/Kings Glen spirit wear in the Fall? Pick up at the Kings Park bus loop.

  • Wednesday, December 16 from 3-5pm.

Contact Stacy Weiner at stacyweiner21@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. If there is a change in the distribution due to inclement weather, an email will be sent to those that have orders and the news will be posted on the PTA's facebook page. Please keep an eye out for any updates.

1st Virtual Coloring Contest

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is excited to announce our very first virtual coloring contest!  Entries are due Monday, December 28 at 5pm and three winners will be chosen.  See our website for more information!  

Save the dates, Jan 14th and Jan 28th

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is excited to welcome FCPS school board members Megan Mclaughlin and Laura Jane Cohen for a special PTA meeting on Thursday, January 14 at 7pm via Zoom.   More information coming soon!

The PTA is excited to offer a FREE virtual cooking class with Tiny Chefs on Thursday, January 28! We will be cooking pineapple fried rice. Details and link for registration coming soon!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Dec 16 PTA Spiritwear Pick up
  • Dec 17 - Virtual PTA Meeting - see information above 
  • Dec 21-Jan 1 Winter Break, no school for students
    (classes resume Jan 4)
  • Dec 28 PTA Coloring Contest Entries Due
  • Jan 14 PTA Meeting - School Board Special Guests
  • Jan 18 MLK Jr Holiday, no school for students
  • Jan 20 Inauguration Day, no school for students
  • Jan 28 PTA Virtual Cooking Class

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

Kindergarten: December 14th  10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

2nd Grade: December 14th  10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

For families who were unable to pick up on these days including first and third grade, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up. 

Lake Braddock Pyramid Schools

The Lake Braddock Pyramid Schools are committed to the FCPS vision of working to ensure equity in all that we do. Our pyramid of schools will be sharing various resources moving forward. The resource linked below includes information, suggestions, and discussion prompts for parents and students of all ages (PreK-High School) in exploring concepts of identity, bias, and prejudice.

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parents’ Guide to preventing and Responding to Prejudice

KP School-Wide Read Alouds

This quarter all Kings Park classrooms will be celebrating the stories and illustrations of Juana Martinez Neal. We will read a different book each month and invite students to share a response to the book via Flipgird.

This month we are reading Alma and How She Got Her Name. Students are invited to log-in to the Flipgrid and share about their names.Please encourage your child to share and listen to the stories of other Kings Park students and teachers. 

To access this flipgrid, students will choose to login with Google option and use their @fcpsschools.net google account.

What is the story of your name? What makes your name special? What do you love about your name? https://flipgrid.com/kpreadaloud

Tech Tip: Submit a ticket

If you have issues with your FCPS issued laptop or would like to request a laptop for your child,  please submit a ticket through our IT Portal for families. 

Fairfax County Community Resources

Check out the many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs. Pleas share with information with anyone that you feel may be of benefit.

Additionally, here is a list of COVID testing sites located near the Kings Park Elementary community. 

KP/KG PTA News Holiday Donations Drive, Dec 7-11

The PTA is holding a Holiday Donation Drive for Kings Park families in need. We will be collecting gift cards of any amount as well as new toys, books, games, and other items. If you would like to purchase a gift, see a list of items requested by our families and to sign up to purchase here. Drop off at Kings Park from Monday, December 7 -- Friday, December 11.  Contact Lisa Jones with questions at kpkgpta.vp.education@gmail.com.

PTA Meeting, Dec 17th Via Zoom

Our next PTA General Membership Meeting is on Thursday, December 17 at 7pm via Zoom featuring a virtual performance by the KG Strings!  See the upcoming newsletter or Facebook event for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the information. 

Spiritwear Order Pick UP, Dec 14th and 16th

Did you order Kings Park/Kings Glen spirit wear in the Fall? Pick up at the Kings Park bus loop. 

  • Monday, December 14 from 3-5pm or
  • Wednesday, December 16 from 3-5pm.

Contact Stacy Weiner at stacyweiner21@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

1st Virtual Coloring Contest

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is excited to announce our very first virtual coloring contest!  Entries are due Monday, December 28 at 5pm and three winners will be chosen.  See our website for more information!  

Save the dates, Jan 14th and Jan 28th

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is excited to welcome FCPS school board members Megan Mclaughlin and Laura Jane Cohen for a special PTA meeting on Thursday, January 14 at 7pm via Zoom.   More information coming soon!

The PTA is excited to offer a FREE virtual cooking class with Tiny Chefs on Thursday, January 28! We will be cooking pineapple fried rice. Details and link for registration coming soon!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Dec 7-11 PTA Holiday Donation Drive
  • Dec 14 and 16 PTA Spiritwear Pick up
  • Dec 17 - Virtual PTA Meeting - see information above 
  • Dec 21-Jan 1 Winter Break, no school for students
    (classes resume Jan 4)
  • Dec 28 PTA Coloring Contest Entries Due
  • Jan 14 PTA Meeting - School Board Special Guests
  • Jan 18 MLK Jr Holiday, no school for students
  • Jan 20 Inauguration Day, no school for students
  • Jan 28 PTA Virtual Cooking Class

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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Lake Braddock Pyramid Schools

The Lake Braddock Pyramid Schools are committed to the FCPS vision of working to ensure equity in all that we do. Our pyramid of schools will be sharing various resources moving forward. The resource linked below includes information, suggestions, and discussion prompts for parents and students of all ages (PreK-High School) in exploring concepts of identity, bias, and prejudice.

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parents’ Guide to preventing and Responding to Prejudice

KP School-Wide Read Alouds

This quarter all Kings Park classrooms will be celebrating the stories and illustrations of Juana Martinez Neal. We will read a different book each month and invite students to share a response to the book via Flipgird.

This month we are reading Alma and How She Got Her Name. Students are invited to log-in to the Flipgrid and share about their names.Please encourage your child to share and listen to the stories of other Kings Park students and teachers. 

To access this flipgrid, students will choose to login with Google option and use their @fcpsschools.net google account.

What is the story of your name? What makes your name special? What do you love about your name? https://flipgrid.com/kpreadaloud

Student Book Bag Distribution 

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

Kindergarten: December 14th  10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

1st Grade: December 7th 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

2nd Grade: December 14th  10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

3rd Grade: December 7th 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

For families who are unable to pick up on these days, you may come to Kings Park between 8:30am - 3:30pm to pick up your child’s book baggie. Each grade level will be communicating out information regarding book baggie return.

Tech Tip: Restarting Computers

Restarting your school issued laptop several times a week will improve computer performance. If you will not be using the computer over the weekend or during an extended holiday break, make sure to turn on and "restart" the computer a few times the day before the start of school that week. FCPS issues updates during the week and restarting the computer will allow these updates to install. It will take several minutes.

If you have issues with your FCPS issued laptop or would like to request a laptop for your child,  please submit a ticket through our IT Portal for families. 

KP Community Resources

Check out the many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs. Pleas share with information with anyone that you feel may be of benefit.

Scholastic Online Book Fair, Nov 23 – Dec 6

Shopping for books?  Check out our online Scholastic Book Fair. Our ordering link will be live through this Sunday, Dec 6th.  Scholastic will mail purchases to your home, with free shipping on orders over $25.  Browse to find new favorite books to add to your home library while supporting our school through the online sales.  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions.

Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends Today

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1. 

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

If you have any questions regarding the referral process, please reach out to our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mary Keane makeane@fcps.edu.

KP/KG PTA News

Save the date for the next PTA General Membership Meeting -- Thursday, December 17 at 7pm via Zoom.  Featuring a virtual performance by the KG Strings!  See the upcoming newsletter or Facebook event for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the information.

 

Did you order KP/KG spirit wear?  Pick up information is coming soon!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Nov 23 - Dec 6 Book Fair (ends Sunday, Dec 6th) 
  • Dec 21-Jan 1 Winter Break, no school for students
    (classes resume Jan 4)
  • Jan 18 MLK Jr Holiday, no school for students
  • Jan 20 Inauguration Day, no school for students

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Tuesday Take Home, Nov 24th

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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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Thanksgiving Holiday Starts tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25th

Thanksgiving is a time to share our gratitude and acknowledge of all the wonderful things around us. We would like to take a moment to extend our thanks and appreciation for each of you. We recognize how fortunate we all are in the KPES community to be able to count on the committed collaboration between home and school. 

Thank you for working with us to support each and every student. While there is no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday, know we will be wishing you and your family a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! 

KP School-Wide Read Alouds

This quarter all Kings Park classrooms will be celebrating the stories and illustrations of Juana Martinez Neal. We will read a different book each month and invite students to share a response to the book via Flipgird.

This month we are reading Alma and How She Got Her Name. Students are invited to log-in to the Flipgrid and share about their names.Please encourage your child to share and listen to the stories of other Kings Park students and teachers. 

To access this flipgrid, students will choose to login with Google option and use their @fcpsschools.net google account.

What is the story of your name? What makes your name special? What do you love about your name? https://flipgrid.com/kpreadaloud

Tech Tip: Pioneer Valley Literacy Footprints Website Access and Navigation

Check out this video from our literacy coach showing how to access and navigate Pioneer Valley Literacy Footprints reading website. See how you can search books, mark them as favorites, or access assigned books from the classroom teacher. 

KP Community Resources

Check out the many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs. Pleas share with information with anyone that you feel may be of benefit.

Scholastic Online Book Fair, Nov 23 – Dec 6

Shopping for books?  Check out our online Scholastic Book Fair: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool!  Our ordering link will be live from November 23rd through December 6th.  Scholastic will mail purchases to your home, with free shipping on orders over $25.  Browse to find new favorite books to add to your home library while supporting our school through the online sales.  Please contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, rhalloran@fcps.edu, with any questions.

Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1. 

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

If you have any questions regarding the referral process, please reach out to our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mary Keane makeane@fcps.edu.

KP/KG PTA News

Save the date for the next PTA General Membership Meeting -- Thursday, December 17 at 7pm via Zoom.  Featuring a virtual performance by the KG Strings!  See the upcoming newsletter or Facebook event for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com with a request for the information.

 

Did you order KP/KG spirit wear?  Pick up information is coming soon!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday, no school for students
  • Dec 21-Jan 1 Winter Break, no school for students
    (classes resume Jan 4)
  • Jan 18 MLK Jr Holiday, no school for students
  • Jan 20 Inauguration Day, no school for students

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Tuesday Take Home, Nov 17th

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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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KP Community Resources

Check out the many resources in our community to support families with food, clothing, and other needs. Pleas share with information with anyone that you feel may be of benefit.

Referral Window for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV Screening Consideration Ends December 1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form by December 1. 

Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs.

If you have any questions regarding the referral process, please reach out to our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Mary Keane makeane@fcps.edu.

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Kings Park Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please click on the title and you will be taken to the appropriate form. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in two or more criteria for that category. The google form links that have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

The deadline to submit a nomination is TODAY, Nov 17th

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Beavers at ekbeavers@fcps.edu.

 Outstanding Teacher: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher; librarians are included in this category.

 Outstanding New Teacher: Within their first three years of being a teacher; librarians are included in this category.

 Outstanding Principal: Has at least three years experience as a building principal.

 Outstanding Leader: Currently works as a full-time or part-time Schedule C or School-Based administrator who has completed at least one contracted year of employment in this position. Common positions in this category: Assistant Principal, Associate Principal, Director of Student Services, Director of Student Activities.

 Outstanding Operational Employee: At least one year of full-time or part-time experience in current position as a Schedule- A, Schedule-H or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee.

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Assistants, Instructional Assistants, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, Public Health Attendant, Parent Liaison. 

 Outstanding Professional Employee: At least one year of full-time or part-time professional employment in current position as a Schedule-B or non-instructional position that supports school leadership.

Common positions in this category: School-based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech Pathologist, School Counselor, Systems of Support Administrator, Safety and Security Specialist, other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional or administrative role in the school.

PTA News

Save the date for our next PTA meeting -- November 19 via Zoom!  The PTA is excited to welcome FCPS Dyslexia Specialist Carrie Leestma for a presentation entitled "Understanding and Supporting a Struggling Reader at Home".  Check out the PTA's November 3 newsletter for call in information or send an email to kpkgpta@gmail.com requesting the information.

Have you joined the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year?  Visit our website to join! 

Calendar of Upcoming Events 
  • Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday, no school for students
  • Dec 21-Jan 1 Winter Break, no school for students
    (classes resume Jan 4)
  • Jan 18 MLK Jr Holiday, no school for students
  • Jan 20 Inauguration Day, 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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