Kings Park Tuesday Message, Jan 18th

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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
Cold Weather has arrived!

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.  ​​​​​​​

Sincerely,

Scott S. Brabrand Superintendent Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS Cares

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

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!

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.  

More information on Baskets Bonanza and the role of the classroom basket parent is available here and a full list of this year's blassroom basket themes is available here.

Stay tuned for more information about the event throughout February.  Questions about the classroom baskets or the event can be sent to [email protected].

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

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 Tuesday Message, Jan 12th

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Jan 14 PTA Virtual Game Night
  • Jan 17th MLK, Jr Holiday, school closed for students and staff
  • Jan 20th Two-hour early release 
  • Jan 21st Teacher Workday, student holiday
  • Jan 24th Teacher Workday, student holiday
  • Feb 3 PTA Virtual Meeting
Happy New Year!

It has been wonderful to see your children back in action at KPES! To have our hallways filled with laughter and learning warms our hearts on these chilly January days. We recognize that some of our students are currently not in school due to the impact this new surge has had on our community. We appreciate everyone's diligence and attention to following FCPS Daily Health Screener and reaching out when there is any concern. As a school community we will support each other through this pandemic.

At KPES, we want to assure you we are doing everything we can to maintain a safe and in-person learning environment for all students and staff. We are grateful that almost 100% of our staff are in the building this week, and staff have been eager to get back in the routine with your children. We do however recognize that winter colds, and other illness like COVID could occur. We have been working hard to put plans in place to support your children should our teaching staff have to be out due to quarantine or isolation requirements. We know this will be important to maintain the high-quality and consistent instruction our families rely on as part of the Kings Park ES community. 

Most importantly know we are working hard to usher in a new year that is full of learning, fun and wellness. As always, if you have any questions/concerns, if your child is a close contact of a COVID positive individual OR tests positive for COVID, please email your child’s teacher and myself ([email protected]) as soon as possible. We want to be able to promptly provide any needed support and walk you through any necessary next steps.

Welcome to Jenna Campbell

We are pleased to announce that Jenna Campbell will be joining the KP Family as our interim assistant principal while Mrs. Donahue is on maternity leave through Spring Break. Please join me in wishing Maura Donahue well with her expanding family.  

KP Families,

First and foremost I am a mother of 2 amazing human beings! Beckett is in 4th grade and Harper is in 2nd grade at Union Mill ES. My husband and I will celebrate 15 years of marriage this summer and are currently planning a trip to celebrate at the end of the school year! I received my BA in education from SUNY Cortland and my Master’s in Literacy from Bank Street College of Education. Last May I graduated from UVA with my Administration License through the ACC program. I began my teaching career as a 2nd grade teacher in the South Bronx before moving to FCPS. Since joining FCPS 11 years ago, I have been a classroom teacher, intervention teacher, and reading specialist before landing my current role as a Literacy Resource Teacher in The Office of School Support. I am an avid football fan, Peloton enthusiast, and book worm! I look forward to getting to know each and every member of the Kings Park family!   - Jenna Campbell

FCPS Cares

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

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

January's FREE Virtual Game Nights! The PTA is very excited to host TWO FREE virtual game nights in January!

  • Friday, January 14 is Bingo night!  Sign up here to participate -- access information will only be provided to those who sign up.  
  • Friday, January 28th is Trivia night!  Sign up here to participate -- access information will only be provided to those who sign up.  

Sign up for one or both!  Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Chipotle Spirit Night.  Join us for dinner on Wednesday, January 12 from 5-9pm at Chipotle (6320 Rolling Rd.) for a KP/KG PTA spirit night!  Order online for pickup using code NLMVTC6 or show this flier in the restaurant.

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!

Baskets & Bingo is getting a new name! Our annual Spring fundraising event is now BASKET BONANZA!

Once again, we will be holding the basket raffle online. Instead of walking around a gym or library and submitting your tickets into a bucket for the baskets, you can peruse from the comfort of your own home. If you're new to the community, take a look at our website for information on this event.  We also have information on how the baskets are created and this year's themes!

The event will begin in early March with the drawing for the winners on Thursday, March 17th.  Stay tuned for more information on how to volunteer and participate!

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

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 Tuesday Message, Dec 14th

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
  • Dec 20-Dec 31 Winter Break - no school for students
  • Jan 3 Students return to school after Winter Break
Winter Break Message

Winter break and the new year are just around the corner. Maura and I would like to take a moment to pause and share our thanks, gratitude and awe of our community's support and engagement. 2021 has been a wild and unexpected ride for all of us and yet your support and encouragement has remained consistent. We are thrilled to have started this school year, five days a week in person and look forward to many more milestones in 2022.

Students and staff at Kings Park ES are fortunate to benefit from such a supportive community. 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 2022.

ECHO Food Drive Success

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who sent in canned and boxed food for our annual Food Drive. ECHO picked up our donations last Friday and we collected 1,201 POUNDS of food! It took two trucks to carry our food donations back to ECHO.   Thank you for your generosity!

Winter Reading Challenge Opportunity

Students are encouraged to read to themselves and share reading with others this winter.  Students, who would like to participate in our optional Winter Reading Challenge, are invited to use the Reading Log between December 17th and January 7th to share about their reading.  Students, who return the log to school no later than January 14th, will be recognized in our upcoming KPES morning news show: Winter Literacy Celebration.

Family Literacy and Online Reading Resources

Gather books by visiting your local public library: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/.  Also, see our Library catalog page for links to eBooks and online databases: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810.

AAP Referral Deadline: Wed, Dec 15th

2nd and 3rd grade families who are interested in having their child screened for full-time Level 4 Advanced Academic services may submit referrals and any optional materials on or before December 15th. Optional materials might include the parent-guardian questionnaire and up to two, single-sided, pages of work samples from home. Forms related to AAP screening processes can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advanced-academic-program-aap-forms.

All referral and optional materials are due Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by 11:59pm

Hard-copy materials can be submitted to the KPES office, or digital copies can be submitted to Mrs. Keane (AART) at [email protected]

FCPS Cares

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

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

Care To Share The PTA is excited to restart Care To Share at both Kings Park and Kings Glen! Through this program, kids can donate extra food from their school lunch, and volunteers will bring it to 'Food for Others' to help support our community.  Pre-pandemic there were more than 67,000 people in Fairfax County that were food insecure - and it's only gotten worse. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food. If you're interested, sign up here.

Ledo's Spirit Night

Order pizza from Ledo's (8324 Old Keene Mill Rd.) on Tuesday, December 14 from 5-9pm and 20% of the proceeds will come back to the PTA!  Just mention you're participating in the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA's spirit night! 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

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 Tuesday Message, Dec 7th

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Dec 9 PTA Meeting - details below
  • Dec 10 Makeup Photos 
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
  • Dec 20-Dec 31 Winter Break - no school for students
  • Jan 3 Students return to school after Winter Break
Winter Reading Challenge Opportunity

Students are encouraged to read to themselves and share reading with others this winter.  Students, who would like to participate in our optional Winter Reading Challenge, are invited to use the Reading Log between December 17th and January 7th to share about their reading.  Students, who return the log to school no later than January 14th, will be recognized in our upcoming KPES morning news show: Winter Literacy Celebration.

Family Literacy and Online Reading Resources

Gather books by visiting your local public library: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/.  Also, see our Library catalog page for links to eBooks and online databases: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810.

Makeup Photos, Friday, Dec 10th

Photos have been sent home for students who ordered a photo packet.  Students who were absent on the October photo day or student’s enrolled after October 21st  will be photographed for school records on December 10th.  An optional photo order form will be sent home for these students.

Students who would like to retake their photo may return the packet to their teacher by photo makeup day, Friday, December 10th.  For questions you can go to Strawbridge.net and enter the on-line code FM374469.

AAP Referral Deadline: Wed, Dec 15th

2nd and 3rd grade families who are interested in having their child screened for full-time Level 4 Advanced Academic services may submit referrals and any optional materials on or before December 15th. Optional materials might include the parent-guardian questionnaire and up to two, single-sided, pages of work samples from home. Forms related to AAP screening processes can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advanced-academic-program-aap-forms.

All referral and optional materials are due Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by 11:59pm

Hard-copy materials can be submitted to the KPES office, or digital copies can be submitted to Mrs. Keane (AART) at [email protected]

FCPS Cares

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

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

Please join us for our December 9 PTA meeting! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON at Kings Glen with a VIRTUAL option available.  In addition to our normal PTA business, we are very excited to welcome the Kings Glen Strings for a holiday performance!  We will also announce the winners of our membership drive.

Here is the call-in/Zoom information:

  • Go to join.zoom.us 
  • Meeting ID: 258 233 8875
  • Passcode: KPKG2020!

Care To Share The PTA is excited to restart Care To Share at both Kings Park and Kings Glen! Through this program, kids can donate extra food from their school lunch, and volunteers will bring it to 'Food for Others' to help support our community.  Pre-pandemic there were more than 67,000 people in Fairfax County that were food insecure - and it's only gotten worse. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food. If you're interested, sign up here.

Ledo's Spirit Night

Order pizza from Ledo's (8324 Old Keene Mill Rd.) on Tuesday, December 14 from 5-9pm and 20% of the proceeds will come back to the PTA!  Just mention you're participating in the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA's spirit night! 

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

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 Tuesday Message, Nov 30th

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Dec 1 Family Life Education Parent Preview Night
  • Dec 4 Cocoa Dash at Burke School (more info)
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
  • Dec 20-Dec 31 Winter Break - no school for students
  • Jan 3 Students Return after Winter Break
FLE Parent Preview Night

A Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview night will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30pm via Zoom. Please use this link to register to attend. Registration will close at 10:00am on Wednesday, December 1st. The parent preview presentation will include an overview of FLE, how to gain access to the curriculum for their student’s grade level and how to access opt out forms. If you register, you will receive an email with a zoom invitation prior to the preview night meeting.

Save the Date! Dec 6th-10th

Kings Park Elementary School Food Drive
Please share what you CAN by bringing in canned and non perishable food any/every day next week! Boxes to collect food donations will be located in grade level hallways each weekday morning.  No glass jars please. We will gladly accept non expired food any day of the week, but try our daily themes!

  • Macaroni Monday Boxed pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles etc.
  • Tuna Tuesday Canned tuna, canned meat, canned stew,  canned soup,  vegetable oil
  • Wheaties Wednesday Boxed breakfast cereals, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, fruit juices
  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Thursday Stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, dried fruits, boxed mashed potatoes, rice, beans, low sodium canned vegetables, low sugar canned fruits, jello
  • Favorite Snacks Friday Peanut butter, granola bars, goldfish crackers, pudding, applesauce etc.

Proceeds will go to ECHO, an all -volunteer charity that provides food and household items to those in need.

Local Level IV Coming to Kings Park ES

On November 22nd, we held a virtual parent coffee to share about Kings Park/Kings Glens plans to become a Local Level IV site. Whether you were able to attend in person or watch the recording below, your thoughts are important to us. Please take a moment to share your thoughts via this quick google survey.

A recording of the virtual parent coffee hosted by Kings Park and Kings Glen via Zoom can be found here. Please feel free to reach out to Mary Keane, AART with any questions you may have. ([email protected])

AAP Referral Deadline: Wed, Dec 15th

2nd and 3rd grade families who are interested in having their child screened for full-time Level 4 Advanced Academic services may submit referrals and any optional materials on or before December 15th. Optional materials might include the parent-guardian questionnaire and up to two, single-sided, pages of work samples from home. Forms related to AAP screening processes can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advanced-academic-program-aap-forms.

All referral and optional materials are due Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by 11:59pm

Hard-copy materials can be submitted to the KPES office, or digital copies can be submitted to Mrs. Keane (AART) at [email protected]

FCPS Cares

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

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

Care To Share -- The PTA is excited to restart Care To Share at both Kings Park and Kings Glen! Through this program, kids can donate extra food from their school lunch, and volunteers will bring it to Food for Others to help support our community.  Pre-pandemic there were more than 67,000 people in Fairfax County that were food insecure - and it's only gotten worse. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food. If you're interested, sign up here.

PTA Membership Drive.  Have you joined the  PTA for the 2021-2022 school year?  Remember that memberships must be renewed every school year!  Any PTA member that has joined for the PTA 2021-2022 school year before December 9th will be entered to win a prizes drawing at our December 9 PTA meeting!  If you haven't joined yet, join today on our website to be eligible to win!

Please join us for our December 9 PTA meeting! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON at Kings Glen with a VIRTUAL option available.  In addition to our normal PTA business, we are very excited to welcome the Kings Glen Strings for a holiday performance!  We will also announce the winners of our membership drive. 

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

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 Tuesday Message, Nov 23rd

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - no school for students
  • Dec 1 Family Life Education Parent Preview Night
  • Dec 4 Cocoa Dash at Burke School (more info)
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
  • Dec 20-Dec 31 Winter Break - no school for students
  • Jan 3 Students Return after Winter Break
Thanksgiving Break

As the winter holiday season approaches, we wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We are extremely grateful to be a part of such a supportive and caring school community. Being back with our Kings Park Lions five days a week is at the top of our Grateful List. The positive energy, student voice and laughter fills our hearts and hallways daily. 

This year more than ever, quality time focusing on family is important during the holidays and we have asked all KPES staff members to keep this in mind over the break as well.  Please don't be alarmed should you reach out to KPES staff and not hear back over the break. You can anticipate a response on Monday, as we have asked our staff to set work aside so they too can use this time to relax and recharge. We will be ready and eager to assist you on Monday, November 29th once we return. Happy Thanksgiving!

FLE Parent Preview Night

A Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview night will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30pm via Zoom. Please use this link to register to attend. The parent preview presentation will include an overview of FLE, how to gain access to the curriculum for their student’s grade level and how to access opt out forms. If you register, you will receive an email with a zoom invitation prior to the preview night meeting.

Local Level IV Parent Coffee Recording

This week we held a virtual parent coffee to share about Kings Park/Kings Glens plans to become a Local Level IV site. The Local Level IV Program will allow center eligible students to stay at their neighborhood school to receive services and will provide increased opportunities for students throughout the school to access AAP curriculum more often. Kings Park ES is slated to open Local Level IV beginning next year for our third graders in 2022-2023.

A recording of the virtual parent coffee hosted by Kings Park and Kings Glen via Zoom can be found here. Please feel free to reach out to Mary Keane, AART with any questions you may have. ([email protected])

AAP Referral Deadline: Wed, Dec 15th

2nd and 3rd grade families who are interested in having their child screened for full-time Level 4 Advanced Academic services may submit referrals and any optional materials on or before December 15th. Optional materials might include the parent-guardian questionnaire and up to two, single-sided, pages of work samples from home. Forms related to AAP screening processes can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advanced-academic-program-aap-forms.

All referral and optional materials are due Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by 11:59pm

Hard-copy materials can be submitted to the KPES office, or digital copies can be submitted to Mrs. Keane (AART) at [email protected]

FCPS Cares

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

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

Care To Share -- The PTA is excited to restart Care To Share at both Kings Park and Kings Glen! Through this program, kids can donate extra food from their school lunch, and volunteers will bring it to Food for Others to help support our community.  Pre-pandemic there were more than 67,000 people in Fairfax County that were food insecure - and it's only gotten worse. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food. If you're interested, sign up here.

PTA Membership Drive.  Have you joined the  PTA for the 2021-2022 school year?  Remember that memberships must be renewed every school year!  Any PTA member that has joined for the PTA 2021-2022 school year before December 9th will be entered to win a prizes drawing at our December 9 PTA meeting!  If you haven't joined yet, join today on our website to be eligible to win!

Please join us for our December 9 PTA meeting! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON at Kings Glen with a VIRTUAL option available.  In addition to our normal PTA business, we are very excited to welcome the Kings Glen Strings for a holiday performance!  We will also announce the winners of our membership drive.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

Book Fair Ends Today, Nov 21st

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Today is the last day to shop the Scholastic Store and/or the Virtual Fair links from our Book Fair homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool1.  Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of home.  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 gifts for families, friends, and teachers! 

Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, [email protected], with any questions.   

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

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Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

Kings Park Tuesday Message, Nov 16th

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Kings Park Tuesday Message Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Nov 22 AAP Virtual Parent Coffee 9am
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - no school for students
  • Dec 1 Family Life Education Parent Preview Night
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
  • Dec 20-Dec 31 Winter Break - no school for students
  • Jan 3 Students Return after Winter Break
Scholastic Online Book Fair: Nov 8 – 21

Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of home.  From our Book Fair homepage, https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool1, shop the Scholastic Store and/or the Virtual Fair links from November 8th – 21st.  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 gifts for families, friends, and teachers!  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, [email protected], with any questions.   

Save the Date:
AAP Parent Virtual Coffee, Nov 22nd 

Save the Date: AAP Parent Virtual Coffee, Monday, Nov 22nd 

In an effort to provide local access to full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) services, our school is in the process of starting a Local Level IV Program. Level IV services will be available at Kings Park Elementary in grade 3 and Kings Glen in grade 4 beginning in the 2022-2023 school year

The Local Level IV Program will allow center eligible students to stay at their neighborhood school to receive full-time services and will also provide increased opportunities for students throughout the school to access AAP curriculum more often. 

A virtual parent coffee will be hosted by Kings Park and Kings Glen via Zoom on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 9:00am. Register for the virtual parent coffee using this link. Zoom links will be emailed by 8:00am on Monday, Nov. 22.  During this meeting, we will discuss the process for becoming a Local Level IV site, describe what this means for our school, and answer any questions. We hope that you will be able to join us!

FCPS Cares

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

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

Care To Share -- The PTA is excited to restart Care To Share at both Kings Park and Kings Glen! Through this program, kids can donate extra food from their school lunch, and volunteers will bring it to Food for Others to help support our community.  Pre-pandemic there were more than 67,000 people in Fairfax County that were food insecure - and it's only gotten worse. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food. If you're interested, sign up here.

PTA Membership Drive.  Have you joined the  PTA for the 2021-2022 school year?  Remember that memberships must be renewed every school year!  Any PTA member that has joined for the PTA 2021-2022 school year before December 9th will be entered to win a prizes drawing at our December 9 PTA meeting!  If you haven't joined yet, join today on our website to be eligible to win!

Please join us for our December 9 PTA meeting! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON at Kings Glen with a VIRTUAL option available.  In addition to our normal PTA business, we are very excited to welcome the Kings Glen Strings for a holiday performance!  We will also announce the winners of our membership drive.

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 Tuesday Message, Nov 9th

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Nov 8-21 KP Online Scholastic Book Fair
  • Nov 10 Virtual "Meet Me at the Library"
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 22 AAP Virtual Parent Coffee 9am
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - no school for students
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
  • Dec 20-Dec 31 Winter Break - no school for students
  • Jan 3 Students Return after Winter Break
Meet Me at the Library TOMORROW, 5pm

Kings Park is proud to partner with WETA to bring back the amazing Meet Me at the Library program.  On November 10th, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Names and Identities with some Kings Park teachers and staff.  Every student that participates will receive a free book from WETA (which will be delivered within a week of the evening session).   We hope to see you online Nov. 10th at 5:00pm 

Meet Me at the Library Zoom Meeting Information:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/92822028435

Meeting ID: 928 2202 8435

*Participants will be required to enter using their first and last name in order to be admitted to the session. We look forward to seeing you there!

Scholastic Online Book Fair: Nov 8 – 21

Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of home.  From our Book Fair homepage, https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool1, shop the Scholastic Store and/or the Virtual Fair links from November 8th – 21st.  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 gifts for families, friends, and teachers!  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, [email protected], with any questions.   

Save the Date:
AAP Parent Virtual Coffee, Nov 22nd 

Save the Date: AAP Parent Virtual Coffee, Monday, Nov 22nd 

In an effort to provide local access to full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) services, our school is in the process of starting a Local Level IV Program. Level IV services will be available at Kings Park Elementary in grade 3 and Kings Glen in grade 4 beginning in the 2022-2023 school year

The Local Level IV Program will allow center eligible students to stay at their neighborhood school to receive full-time services and will also provide increased opportunities for students throughout the school to access AAP curriculum more often. 

A virtual parent coffee will be hosted by Kings Park and Kings Glen via Zoom on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 9:00am. Register for the virtual parent coffee using this link. Zoom links will be emailed by 8:00am on Monday, Nov. 22.  During this meeting, we will discuss the process for becoming a Local Level IV site, describe what this means for our school, and answer any questions. We hope that you will be able to join us!

Referral Window for Spring Level 4 Screening

This screening cycle is for 2nd and 3rd grade families who are interested in having their child screened for full-time Level 4 Advanced Academic services (more information about Level 4 services can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/full-time-advanced-academic-program)

Materials are due Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by 11:59pm. Hard-copy materials can be submitted to the KPES office, or digital copies can be submitted to Mrs. Keane (AART) at [email protected].  Start by visiting https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs and look for “Parent or Guardian Materials for Level IV Referrals”

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mary Keane at [email protected]

FCPS Cares

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

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

Board and Brush Spirit Night.   The PTA is excited to host a spirit night with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on November 16 from 4pm-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA.  See our website for more information and to register. Treats for Troops on Veterans Day.  Bring your extra candy to the PTA on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, and while you're there write a letter or draw a picture to thank our troops and veterans. We'll be delivering the candy and thank you notes to Soldiers Angels to give to our Service Members.  See our website for more information.

PTA Membership Drive.  Have you joined the  PTA for the 2021-2022 school year?  Remember that memberships must be renewed every school year!  Any PTA member that has joined for the PTA 2021-2022 school year before December 9th will be entered to win a prizes drawing at our December 9 PTA meeting!  If you haven't joined yet, join today on our website to be eligible to win!

Please join us for our December 9 PTA meeting! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON at Kings Glen with a VIRTUAL option available.  In addition to our normal PTA business, we are very excited to welcome the Kings Glen Strings for a holiday performance!  We will also announce the winners of our membership drive.

Here is the call-in/Zoom information:

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

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

Special Message

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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.

Veterans Day Celebration

Kings Park and Kings Glen students and their families are invited to post a video message on Flipgrid (link below) recognizing U.S. military veterans (specific veterans and/or veterans in general). Video submissions will be accepted until 4:00pm, Friday, November 5th. Flipgrid link: https://flipgrid.com/488d3009. (Flipgrid access is available with fcpsschool.net login)   Messages might be used as part of a school-wide and community Veterans Day tribute video.

FCPS 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 link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Nov. 18, 2021

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Beavers at [email protected].

Outstanding Teacher: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); Specialists (Librarians, music, art, and PE teachers) are included in this category.

Outstanding New Teacher: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); Specialists (Librarians, music, art, and PE teachers) are included in this category.

Outstanding Principal: Has at least three years experience as a building principal (in any school/school district).

Outstanding Leader:  At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal). 

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 experience in their current position as a Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee.

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, Parent Liaisons.

Outstanding Professional Employee: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership. 

Common positions in this category: School-based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Advanced Academic Resource Teachers, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, and Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school. 

Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Nov 8-21 KP Online Scholastic Book Fair
  • Nov 10 Virtual "Meet Me at the Library"
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - No school for students
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
  • Dec 20-Dec 31 Winter Break - No school for students
  • Jan 3 Students Return after Winter Break

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 Tuesday Message, Nov 2nd

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Nov 5 Impact Aid Forms Due
  • Nov 8-21 KP Online Scholastic Book Fair
  • Nov 10 Virtual "Meet Me at the Library" 
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - no school for students
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
  • Dec 20-Dec 31 Winter Break - no school for students
  • Jan 3 Students Return after Winter Break
Student–Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

We thank those of you who have already turned in your form.

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

Returning this form is important because FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3 million in unrestricted funds from the Impact Aid grant. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.  For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3.Additional information about the Impact Aid Survey can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/impact.

Scholastic Online Book Fair: Nov 8 – 21

Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of home.  From our Book Fair homepage, https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool1, shop the Scholastic Store and/or the Virtual Fair links from November 8th – 21st.  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 gifts for families, friends, and teachers!  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, [email protected], with any questions.   

Meet Me at the Library Wed, Nov 10th 5pm

Kings Park is proud to partner with WETA to bring back the amazing Meet Me at the Library program.  On November 10th, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Names and Identities with some Kings Park teachers and staff.  Every student that participates will receive a free book from WETA (which will be delivered within a week of the evening session).   We hope to see you online Nov. 10th at 5:00pm 

Meet Me at the Library Zoom Meeting Information:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/92822028435

Meeting ID: 928 2202 8435

Referral Window for Spring Level 4 Screening

This screening cycle is for 2nd and 3rd grade families who are interested in having their child screened for full-time Level 4 Advanced Academic services (more information about Level 4 services can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/full-time-advanced-academic-program)

Materials are due Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by 11:59pm. Hard-copy materials can be submitted to the KPES office, or digital copies can be submitted to Mrs. Keane (AART) at [email protected].  Start by visiting https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs and look for “Parent or Guardian Materials for Level IV Referrals”

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mary Keane at [email protected]

FCPS Cares

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

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

Gorgeous Gourds Pumpkin Decorating Contest.   Show us your gorgeous gourds! The KP/KG PTA invites you to enter our pumpkin decorating contest.  Submissions due by Thursday, November 4. Take a look at our website for categories and submission information.

FREE Hidden Oaks Educational Event.   Join us on Saturday, November 6 to recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a FREE children’s educational program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center sponsored by the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA. Take a look at our website for timing and to sign up for a slot -- move fast as space is limited!

FREE Tiny Chefs Cooking Event.  Please join us for a FREE Tiny Chef's cooking class on Tuesday, November 9 at 6pm! We will be making lasagna rolls.  Sign up before Friday, November 5 on our website.  

Board and Brush Spirit Night.   The PTA is excited to host a spirit night with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on November 16 from 4pm-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA.  See our website for more information and to register.

Treats for Troops on Veterans Day.  Bring your extra candy to the PTA on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, and while you're there write a letter or draw a picture to thank our troops and veterans. We'll be delivering the candy and thank you notes to Soldiers Angels to give to our Service Members.  See our website for more information.

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 Tuesday Message, Oct 26th

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Reminder: Friday is Storybook Character Day and a 2 hour early release!

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

Home School Connection: Handle With Care

Sometimes children can feel overwhelmed; please help us to support your child. If your student is coming to school after a difficult night, morning or weekend, feel free to email your child’s teacher with a simple subject line such as:  handle with care, rough morning, sleepless night, etc.

You don’t have to provide any other details unless you want to. We will know to give your child a little extra attention and grace that day.

Mask Reminder

Our students have done a great job with their masks this year. Throughout the day, some students have had their masks break or become unusable. Please make sure to send your student to school with two masks, one they wear to school and a back-up/replacement mask for their backpack. If this is a financial hardship need, please let your teacher know so that we can provide support. 

Student–Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning October 13, FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. We thank those of you who have already turned in your form.

Returning this form is important because FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3 million in unrestricted funds from the Impact Aid grant. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.  For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

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

Mark your calendar!  Meet Me at the Library is back! And we are going virtual!

Kings Park is proud to partner with WETA to bring back the amazing Meet Me at the Library program. 

This program is a great opportunity for families to log in, listen to stories, play some games, and do a craft to promote literacy skills and explore some fun topics, like Names and Identities, Feelings, and Reading Skills with Super Why.  

On November 10th, families are invited access through Zoom at 5 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Names and Identities with some Kings Park teachers and staff. Every student that participates will receive a free book from WETA (which will be delivered within a week of the evening session).   We hope to see you online Nov. 10th at 5:00! Zoom link will be sent next week. 

Scholastic Online Book Fair: Nov 8 – 21

Find fantastic new books and experience the magic of a Scholastic Book Fair from the comfort of home.  From our Book Fair homepage, https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool1, shop the Scholastic Store and/or the Virtual Fair links from November 8th – 21st.  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 gifts for families, friends, and teachers!  Contact our Librarian, Ms. Halloran, [email protected], with any questions.   

Referral Window for Spring Level 4 Screening

This screening cycle is for 2nd and 3rd grade families who are interested in having their child screened for full-time Level 4 Advanced Academic services (more information about Level 4 services can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/full-time-advanced-academic-program)

Materials are due Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by 11:59pm. Hard-copy materials can be submitted to the KPES office, or digital copies can be submitted to Mrs. Keane (AART) at [email protected].  Start by visiting https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs and look for “Parent or Guardian Materials for Level IV Referrals”

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mary Keane at [email protected]

Community Review of K – 8 Language Arts and Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new Elementary School Language Arts Basal Instructional Resources for school years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

Elementary English Language Arts basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online October 26 through November 26, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/36853. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/VKxcfabLedjYAZpS8. In addition, hard copies of instructional resources will be available in the lobby of Willow Oaks

Administrative Center. Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 pm on October 26 and November 3, 2021. 

K - 8 science basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027. People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet https://forms.gle/g76TjGmewaN8Fgfb6

All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. To ensure your community members are aware of the opportunity to review materials please share this opportunity by Friday, October 29, 2021

FCPS Cares

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

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

Gorgeous Gourds Pumpkin Decorating Contest.   Show us your gorgeous gourds! The KP/KG PTA invites you to enter our pumpkin decorating contest.  Submissions due by Thursday, November 4. Take a look at our website for categories and submission information.

FREE Hidden Oaks Educational Event.   Join us on Saturday, November 6 to recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a FREE children’s educational program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center sponsored by the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA. Take a look at our website for timing and to sign up for a slot -- move fast as space is limited!

FREE Tiny Chefs Cooking Event.  Please join us for a FREE Tiny Chef's cooking class on Tuesday, November 9 at 6pm! We will be making lasagna rolls.  Sign up before Friday, November 5 on our website.  

Board and Brush Spirit Night.   The PTA is excited to host a spirit night with Board and Brush!  Register to pick up a kit on November 16 from 4pm-7pm!  Each kit is $30 with proceeds coming back to the PTA.  See our website for more information and to register.

Treats for Troops on Veterans Day.  Bring your extra candy to the PTA on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, and while you're there write a letter or draw a picture to thank our troops and veterans. We'll be delivering the candy and thank you notes to Soldiers Angels to give to our Service Members.  See our website for more information.

Native American Heritage Month Educational Program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Nov 6

Join us to recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage Month with an children’s educational program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center sponsored by the Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA. Students will study the life of a young Powhatan child during the time of the first settlements, comparing a child's life today with a child's experience then. The program includes a presentation in the outdoor amphitheater, followed by Native American games and a trail walk, highlighting Native Americans’ uses of plants and animals, and their knowledge of survival in the woods. 

You must register for this event ahead of time. Space is limited. Please register children for only one of the two sessions. Parents do not need to register. If you register, and realize you can’t make it, please remove your registration so another family can participate. Once you register, the PTA will send additional information about parking and other details about the program.

Register Here by Wednesday, November 3: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CADAD2BA6FAC25-native

This is a FREE program sponsored by the PTA. The program will take place outside, rain or shine. Masks are not required outside, but are strongly recommended.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Jones, VP of Education, at [email protected]

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Oct 29 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm
  • Nov 1-2 Teacher Workdays - no school for students
  • Nov 8-21 KP Online Scholastic Book Fair
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - no school for students
  • Dec 15 Level 4 AAP Screening Referral Deadline
    (for current 2nd and 3rd grade)

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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School Photos TOMORROW and Thursday

Kinder and First Grade, Wednesday October 20th

Second and Third Grade, Thursday, October 21st

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

Parents can choose to purchase photos, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting our school.   If you decide to order a photo package, please return the envelope to school by photo day.  Photos should arrive in a few weeks.  Make-up photos and re-takes will occur Wednesday December 1st.

FCPS Cares

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

Student–Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning October 13, FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3 million in unrestricted funds from the Impact Aid grant. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

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

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

Save the Dates! Kings Park ES October Spirit Days

This Friday October 22nd: Celebrate Socktober with Crazy Sock Day
Wear a pair, donate a pair. Wear crazy socks to school and bring one pair of NEW socks to donate. Each classroom will have a collection bag. Child and adult socks welcome. Help the Lake Braddock Pyramid collect socks for those in need this winter. Donations will go to local shelters and ECHO.

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

AAP Level 4 (full-time) Screening Process

Students in grades 2-7 may apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

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

Complete rules are available here.

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

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

Winter Clothing Donation Drive

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

Items needed include:

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

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

The 2021-2022 Directory is here! The 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access!

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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School Photos Next Week
  • Kinder/First Grade, Wednesday October 20th
  • Second/Third Grade, Thursday, October 21st

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

Parents can choose to purchase photos, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting our school. If you decide to order a photo package, please return the envelope to school by photo day. 

Photos should arrive in a few weeks. Make-up photos and re-takes will occur Wednesday, December 1st.

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

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

Complete rules are available here.

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

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

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test:

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

 

OR

Physician’s Note

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

 

 

 

 

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

Trunk or Treating and Movie Night at LBSS

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

KP/KG PTA News

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

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

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

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

The 2021-2022 Directory is here! The 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access!

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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International Walk to School Day is this TODAY!

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

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

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

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

Please contact Katie Carroll, [email protected], 703-426-7024, and Jo Thompson, [email protected], 703-239-4073, School Social Workers at Kings Park and Kings Glen with any questions.
Printable Information on KP/ KG Walk to School

Save the Dates! Kings Park ES October Spirit Days

Friday October 22nd: Celebrate Socktober with Crazy Sock Day
Wear a pair, donate a pair. Wear crazy socks to school and bring one pair of NEW socks to donate. Each classroom will have a collection bag. Child and adult socks welcome. Help the Lake Braddock Pyramid collect socks for those in need this winter. Donations will go to local shelters and ECHO.

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

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

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

Complete rules are available here.

KP/KG PTA News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preschool

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

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

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Principal
Kings Park ES

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

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