Kings Park Message, May 10th

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We would like to give a special thank you to all the Kings Park families and PTA for their thoughtful gestures during Staff Appreciation Week. From the encouraging notes via sidewalk chalk at our entrance to the sweet treats and notes that awaited everyone, the love was felt by all. Thank you for taking the time to recognize the amazing staff at Kings Park ES!

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.

Upcoming Events
  • May 11     3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 13     Student Intention Form Due
  • May 18     PTA Volunteer Social, 7pm
  • May 25     Virtual "Meet Me at the Library" 5:30pm 
  • May 30     Memorial Day Holiday, no school for students
  • June 1      Field Day Kinder and 2nd 
  • June 2      Field Day 1st and 3rd
                     PTA End of Year Event 6:30-7:30pm
  • June 10    Last Day of School, early release
Virtual Meet Me at the Library, May 25 

Mark your calendar! Our next Virtual Meet Me at the Library event will be Wednesday, May 25th at 5:30pm

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 an activity to promote literacy skills and explore some fun topics.   On May 25th, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5:30 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Reading Skills with Super Why with some amazing Kings Park teachers and staff.  A Zoom link will be provided closer to the event.  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 May 25th at 5:30pm!

Kiss and Ride Safety Reminder

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. To ensure safety for everyone, observe the following rules when loading and unloading children:

  • Teach children how to buckle and unbuckle seatbelts so they can do it themselves.
  • Cell phone use prohibited to ensure student safety.
  • Practice so that children can open and close the car door independently.
  • Seat children so they may enter/exit the vehicle easily.
  • Load and unload from the passenger side of the car only.
  • Designate a place in your vehicle where children’s belongings can be positioned for easy access when loading.
  • Say “good-byes” as you approach the unloading area.
  • Remain in the driver’s seat unless assisting your child with bulky items.
  • Vehicles equipped with child protection locks may require assistance for your child to exit the vehicle.  
  • If assistance is needed, please roll down your window and ask the teacher on duty.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into the designated Kiss & Ride lane before loading or unloading. 
  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only.
  • Children may not load/unload items from the trunk/rear compartment of the vehicle.
  • Parking in the parking lot and calling to children to cross between cars is not permitted.
  • Parking in the Kiss & Ride lane and leaving your car unattended is not permitted.
  • Follow the directions and the guidance of the teacher on duty.   
  • Be kind and helpful to staff on duty.
  • Remember the speed limit on school grounds is 5 mph.
  • Allow additional time on rainy or snowy days.
  • Make sure you and your student know their teacher’s name.
Standards of Learning (SOL)

The 3rd Grade SOLs are here (see schedule below). It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. All SOL testing will start promptly after arrival.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Beth Beavers and Maura Donahue.

SOL Schedule   3rd Grade Reading SOL  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3rd Grade Math SOL  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Updated Isolation Procedures for FCPS Students Effective May 1

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

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

Please join us for our May PTA meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm in the Burke Station Square Community Room (5820 Ridge Ford Drive).  This will be our final meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Refreshments will be served and the winners of our 2022-2023 PTA Board election will be announced!

2022-2023 PTA Board Election.  The PTA plans to hold a virtual election for 2022-2023  board members.   During the March 23 PTA meeting, the PTA Nominating Committee nominated the following candidates for the 2022-2023 KP/KG PTA board: Charlotte Hannagan, President Lisa Jones, Vice-President, Education Nicole Zasa, Vice-President, Events Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, Vice-President, Fundraising Deirdre Daumit, Treasurer Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Secretary If you would like to nominate someone else or yourself for a position, you may do so until midnight, Sunday May 15.  After that time, no other "nominations from the floor" will be allowed.  To nominate by this date, please email the following Nominating Committee members: Emily St. Onge ([email protected]), Amy Johnson ([email protected]), and Jennifer Kirby ([email protected] ). On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 a Google form to elect all those nominated will be distributed to the PTA membership.  The form will be available from 8am -- 8pm on that date.  The results of the election will be announced at the PTA's May 18 General Membership meeting.

Please join the PTA for a fun end of school year event on Thursday, June 2 from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  The PTA plans to offer food trucks and games for all!  

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 Message, May 3rd

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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.

Upcoming Events
  • May 4       3rd Grade Reading SOL
  • May 11     3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 13     Student Intention Form Due
  • May 18     PTA Volunteer Social, 7pm
  • May 30     Memorial Day Holiday, no school for students
  • June 1      Field Day Kinder and 2nd 
  • June 2      Field Day 1st and 3rd
  • June 10    Last Day of School, early release
Thank You!

We like to give a big shout out and thank you to our amazing students, parents, family, community and PTA for making us all feel so special during Staff Appreciation Week. Your kind words and lovely gestures have made each day better than the next. We are all grateful for your continued support and feel fortunate to be a part of the greater Kings Park community.

KP/KG Kickball Game

Thank you to all our families and staff that attended the PTA sponsored Kickball game hosted at Kings Glen this past Friday evening. A great time was had by all and it was wonderful to be able to gather collectively and enjoy the spring weather and the KP/KG company. 

Class Photos

Class Photos from Strawbridge will be sent home this week.  If families ordered the class photo, it will be sent home with your student. If you would like to order a class photo you can call Strawbridge at 1-866-624-6229 or e-mail [email protected] or go to strawbridge.net/contact-us to submit a form.

Standards of Learning (SOL)

The 3rd Grade SOLs are coming soon (see schedule below). it is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. All SOL testing will start promptly after arrival.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Beth Beavers and Maura Donahue.

SOL Schedule   3rd Grade Reading SOL  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3rd Grade Math SOL  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 FIELD DAY is back and IN PERSON

Save the dates for Field Day 2022!  Field Day will look very much like it did a couple years ago.  Parents are welcome to come cheer on their students as they compete in a series of games outside and in the gym. More information will be coming home about the event and possible volunteer opportunities.  If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Beavers ([email protected]) or Mrs. Belcher ([email protected]).

Grade

  Date

Time

  Rain Date (same time)

Kindergarten

  Wed, June 1st

12:30 - 2:45

  Wed, June 8th

1st Grade

  Thurs, June 2nd

9:15 - 11:30

  Tues, June 7th

2nd Grade

  Wed, June 1st

9:15 - 11:30

  Wed, June 8th

3rd Grade

  Thurs, June 2nd

12:30 - 2:45

  Tues, June 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Placement Information

As we begin to plan for the 2022-2023 school year, we are inviting your input. Creating class assignments requires careful consideration and the involvement of many perspectives. We know a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. Should you have additional information about your specific child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment; we ask that you please complete the Google Form by THIS Friday, May 6th. If you have more than one child attending KPES, please complete one form per child. 

We ask that you do not request specific teachers or friendship pairings and keep the information shared about your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for them. We assure you that with or without a form, each child’s strengths and needs are considered. As in the past, families will receive class placement notification just prior to school starting.

Online Book Fair: ThroughTomorrow May 4th

Our Virtual Fair/Scholastic Store online shopping links are available for shopping from home through May 4th: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool

Updated Isolation Procedures for FCPS Students Effective May 1

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

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 Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6! 

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming the week of May 2-6!  The PTA has much planned to show our appreciation for the great teachers and staff are to our schools.  Here are some ways for students to be involved and information on a school supply drive to support our teachers!

Please join us for our May PTA meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social

The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm in the Burke Station Square Community Room (5820 Ridge Ford Drive).  This will be our final meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Refreshments will be served and the winners of our 2022-2023 PTA Board election will be announced!

2022-2023 PTA Board Election 

The PTA plans to hold a virtual election for 2022-2023  board members.   During the March 23 PTA meeting, the PTA Nominating Committee nominated the following candidates for the 2022-2023 KP/KG PTA board: Charlotte Hannagan, President Lisa Jones, Vice-President, Education Nicole Zasa, Vice-President, Events Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, Vice-President, Fundraising Deirdre Daumit, Treasurer Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Secretary If you would like to nominate someone else or your self for a position, you may do so until midnight, Sunday May 15.  After that time, no other "nominations from the floor" will be allowed.  To nominate by this date, please email the following Nominating Committee members: Emily St. Onge ([email protected]), Amy Johnson ([email protected]), and Jennifer Kirby ([email protected] ). On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 a Google form to elect all those nominated will be distributed to the PTA membership.  The form will be available from 8am -- 8pm on that date.  The results of the election will be announced at the PTA's May 18 General Membership meeting.

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 Message, April 26th

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A big thank you to the PTA and all involved in the amazing Earth Day Event that was held this past weekend. It was so wonderful to be outside enjoying all that Mother Nature has to provide along with the Kings Park and Kings Glen school communities. 

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.

Upcoming Events
  • April 29        5:30pm KP/KG Teacher Kickball Game @KGES
  • May 4          3rd Grade Reading SOL
  • May 11        3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 13        Student Intention Form Due
  • May 18         7pm PTA Volunteer Social 
Standards of Learning (SOL)

The 3rd Grade SOLs are coming soon (see schedule below). it is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. All SOL testing will start promptly after arrival.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Beth Beavers and Maura Donahue.

SOL Schedule   3rd Grade Reading SOL  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3rd Grade Math SOL  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Student Intention Forms for 2022-2023

A Student Intentions for the 2022-2023 School Year form was sent home with your child.  Please fill out the form as accurately as possible and return to Kings Park no later than May 13, 2022. This information is important in planning for our staffing for next year.

FIELD DAY is back and IN PERSON

Save the dates for Field Day 2022!  Field Day will look very much like it did a couple years ago.  Parents are welcome to come cheer on their students as they compete in a series of games outside and in the gym. More information will be coming home about the event and possible volunteer opportunities.  If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Beavers ([email protected]) or Mrs. Belcher ([email protected]).

Grade

  Date

Time

  Rain Date (same time)

Kindergarten

  Wed, June 1st

12:30 - 2:45

  Wed, June 8th

1st Grade

  Thurs, June 2nd

9:15 - 11:30

  Tues, June 7th

2nd Grade

  Wed, June 1st

9:15 - 11:30

  Wed, June 8th

3rd Grade

  Thurs, June 2nd

12:30 - 2:45

  Tues, June 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Kids Honor Wall

Calling all military families! Help us to create a  Military Kids Honor Wall by sending in photos of past and present military members of your family for display at Kings Park. Pictures that include KP students are welcome! 

Pictures can be sent by hard copy to Mrs. Shusterman (please note that pictures will not be returned) or can be sent electronically to [email protected].

Individual School Photos

Individual School Photos from Strawbridge were sent home last Friday.  Class photos will arrive separately and be sent home soon.

If families choose to order Individual photos, parents can purchase the package or create their own combination of photos.  Please return the non-purchased photos back to your student’s teacher.  For questions you can call Strawbridge at 1-866-624-6229 or e-mail [email protected] or go to strawbridge.net/contact-us to submit a form.

Class Placement Information

As we begin to plan for the 2022-2023 school year, we are inviting your input. Creating class assignments requires careful consideration and the involvement of many perspectives. We know a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. Should you have additional information about your specific child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment; we ask that you please complete the Google Form by Friday, May 6th. If you have more than one child attending KPES, please complete one form per child. 

We ask that you do not request specific teachers or friendship pairings and keep the information shared about your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for them. We assure you that with or without a form, each child’s strengths and needs are considered. As in the past, families will receive class placement notification just prior to school starting.

In School Book Fair: Through April 29th

Students will have the opportunity to shop at our Scholastic Book Fair during Library classes this week.  Please see flier in last week’s take home folder for details.  Parents are welcome to join their child to shop at the Book Fair.  Our Book Fair Schedule is linked here

Book Fair volunteers are needed to:

  • Support shoppers during Library classes
  • Pack up on Monday, May 2nd 8:45 am - 12:15 pm   

Interested parents and guardians of KP Lions, please fill out this google form. *Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

Online Book Fair: Through May 4th

Our Virtual Fair/Scholastic Store online shopping links are available for shopping from home through May 4th: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingsparkelementaryschool

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

The PTA is very excited to host the Kings Park/Kings Glen's community's first ever kick ball game!  Join us at 5:30pm on Friday, April 29 at the Kings Glen Ball Field to watch Kings Park and King Glen teachers face off on the kickball field.  Admission to the game is FREE.  The PTA will have snacks and pompoms for sale, and Kona Ice will be available for purchase.

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6! 

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming the week of May 2-6!  The PTA has much planned to show our appreciation for the great teachers and staff are to our schools.  Here are some ways for students to be involved and information on a school supply drive to support our teachers!

Please join us for our May PTA meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social

The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm in the Burke Station Square Community Room (5820 Ridge Ford Drive).  This will be our final meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Refreshments will be served and the winners of our 2022-2023 PTA Board election will be announced!

2022-2023 PTA Board Election 

The PTA plans to hold a virtual election for 2022-2023  board members.   During the March 23 PTA meeting, the PTA Nominating Committee nominated the following candidates for the 2022-2023 KP/KG PTA board: Charlotte Hannagan, President Lisa Jones, Vice-President, Education Nicole Zasa, Vice-President, Events Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, Vice-President, Fundraising Deirdre Daumit, Treasurer Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Secretary If you would like to nominate someone else or your self for a position, you may do so until midnight, Sunday May 15.  After that time, no other "nominations from the floor" will be allowed.  To nominate by this date, please email the following Nominating Committee members: Emily St. Onge ([email protected]), Amy Johnson ([email protected]), and Jennifer Kirby ([email protected] ). On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 a Google form to elect all those nominated will be distributed to the PTA membership.  The form will be available from 8am -- 8pm on that date.  The results of the election will be announced at the PTA's May 18 General Membership meeting.

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 Message, April 19th

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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.

Upcoming Events
  • April 18-29  Book Fair 
  • April 20        Purple Up Spirit day - Wear Purple
  • April 23        4-6pm PTA Earth Day Festival @KGES 
  • April 29        5:30pm KP/KG Teacher Kickball Game @KGES
  • May 4          3rd Grade Reading SOL
  • May 11        3rd Grade Math SOL
  • May 18         7pm PTA Volunteer Social 
Save The Date!  Purple Up Day is TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 20th

April is the month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes; our military connected children. Help Kings Park ES recognize and support our military students  tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20th by wearing purple! Purple is the combination of Army Green, Marine Corps Red, and Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Space Force Blue.

Military Kids Honor Wall

Calling all military families! Help us to create a  Military Kids Honor Wall by sending in photos of past and present military members of your family for display at Kings Park. Pictures that include KP students are welcome! 

Pictures can be sent by hard copy to Mrs. Shusterman (please note that pictures will not be returned) or can be sent electronically to [email protected].

Class Placement Information

As we begin to plan for the 2022-2023 school year, we are inviting your input. Creating class assignments requires careful consideration and the involvement of many perspectives. We know a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. Should you have additional information about your specific child that school staff may not know, particularly regarding learning style and classroom environment; we ask that you please complete the Google Form by Friday, May 6th. If you have more than one child attending KPES, please complete one form per child. 

We ask that you do not request specific teachers or friendship pairings and keep the information shared about your child and the type of learning environment you feel would be the most productive for them. We assure you that with or without a form, each child’s strengths and needs are considered. As in the past, families will receive class placement notification just prior to school starting.

KPES Book Fair: April 18th - 29th

Students will have the opportunity to shop at our Scholastic Book Fair during Library classes during the last two weeks in April.  Please see flier in this week’s take home folder for details.

Book Fair volunteers are needed to:

  • Support shoppers during Library classes (weeks of April 18th and 25th)
  • Pack up on Monday, May 2nd 8:45 am - 12:15 pm   

Interested parents and guardians of KP Lions, please fill out this google form. Our Book Fair Schedule is linked here to help you plan.

*Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

Standards of Learning (SOL)

The 3rd Grade SOLs are coming soon (see schedule below). it is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time-period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. All SOL testing will start promptly after arrival.

More Information about the SOLs can be found by following the link.  https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/sol-assessments

If you have questions about the SOLs please feel free to contact your children’s teacher or one of our Test Coordinators: Beth Beavers and Maura Donahue.

SOL Schedule   3rd Grade Reading SOL  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3rd Grade Math SOL  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 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 Earth Day Festival

Save the date for Saturday April 23, from 4:00-6:00pm at Kings Glen for our first annual Earth Day Festival! Join us to make a bird feeder and other crafts, make an environmental pledge to enter a raffle, play with goats from Hidden Gems Farms, get your face painted, hear a presentation about metamorphosis, and visit educational booths from organizations including Friends of Lake Accotink Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sierra Club Great Falls Chapter, Fairfax County Master Gardeners, and more! Bring your appetite for the delicious Halal Tikka Kabob food truck. You'll also be able to buy seedlings from the Kings Glen Garden and sign up to plant native plants on school grounds. More information coming soon. Visit our website for more: https://kpkgpta.org/ 

The PTA is very excited to host the Kings Park/Kings Glen's community's first ever kick ball game!  Join us at 5:30pm on Friday, April 29 at the Kings Glen Ball Field to watch Kings Park and King Glen teachers face off on the kickball field.  Admission to the game is FREE.  The PTA will have snacks and pompoms for sale, and there will be food trucks.

Please join us for our May PTA meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm in the Burke Station Square Community Room (5820 Ridge Ford Drive).  This will be our final meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Refreshments will be served and the winners of our 2022-2023 PTA Board election will be announced!

2022-2023 PTA Board Election.  The PTA plans to hold a virtual election for 2022-2023  board members.   During the March 23 PTA meeting, the PTA Nominating Committee nominated the following candidates for the 2022-2023 KP/KG PTA board: Charlotte Hannagan, President Lisa Jones, Vice-President, Education Nicole Zasa, Vice-President, Events Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, Vice-President, Fundraising Deirdre Daumit, Treasurer Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Secretary If you would like to nominate someone else or your self for a position, you may do so until midnight, Sunday May 13.  After that time, no other "nominations from the floor" will be allowed.  To nominate by this date, please email the following Nominating Committee members: Emily St. Onge ([email protected]), Amy Johnson ([email protected]), and Jennifer Kirby ([email protected] ). On Wednesday, May 17, 2022 a Google form to elect all those nominated will be distributed to the PTA membership.  The form will be available from 8am -- 8pm on that date.  The results of the election will be announced at the PTA's May 18 General Membership meeting.

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

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We were so excited to see all our KP Lions back from Spring Break filling our hallways and classrooms. While it is hard to believe we are in the final quarter of the school year, when we look back we are proud of all the accomplishments of each and every student, staff and family. We are looking forward to the warming weather and the continued learning and growing at KPES!

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.

Upcoming Events
  • April 13        Volunteer Orientation
  • April 15        Progress Reports are sent home
                        Book Fair Set up (volunteers needed)
  • April 18-29   Book Fair 
  • April 20        Purple Up Spirit day 
  • April 23        4-6pm PTA Earth Day Festival @KGES 
  • April 29        5:30pm KP/KG Teacher Kickball Game @KGES
  • May 18         7pm PTA Volunteer Social 
KPES Book Fair: April 18th - 29th

Students will have the opportunity to shop at our Scholastic Book Fair during Library classes during the last two weeks in April.  Please see flier in this week’s take home folder for details.

Book Fair volunteers are needed to:

  • Set-up this Friday, April 15th from 10:20 am - 2:20 pm
  • Support shoppers during Library classes (weeks of April 18th and 25th)
  • Pack up on Monday, May 2nd 8:45 am - 12:15 pm   

Interested parents and guardians of KP Lions, please fill out this google form. A volunteer orientation and coffee will is tentatively scheduled for  April 13th from 9:30am- 10:15am. This orientation can be attended in person or virtually.  Our Book Fair Schedule is linked here to help you plan:

*Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

Save The Date!  Purple Up Day is Wednesday, April 20th

April is the month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes; our military connected children. Help Kings Park ES recognize and support our military students  next Wednesday, April 20th by wearing purple! Purple is the combination of Army Green, Marine Corps Red, and Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Space Force Blue.

KPES Volunteer Opportunities

KPES parents and guardians, we are excited to begin opening our doors to strategic volunteer opportunities beginning in April! Are you a parent or guardian of a KP Lion and have a desire and the availability to support KPES through volunteering? Please see some of our structured schoolwide opportunities listed below that will be a part of our Volunteer Menu. If you are interested, please fill out this google form. A volunteer orientation and coffee will is tentatively scheduled for April 13th from 9:30am- 10:15am. This orientation can be attended in person or virtually.

  • Library daily book check in and book re-shelving (8:45-9:15)
  • Library Class Support - during library class time
  • Book Fair Support April15-May 1 Set up and student help
  • Teacher Workroom Support (flexible during the day)
  • Recess play buddies
  • Lunch room support 
  • Kiss and Ride arrival/dismissal (8:25am- 8:40am and 3:20pm- 3:40pm)

Here is our lunch, recess, and library schedule to help you plan.
*Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

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 Earth Day Festival

Save the date for Saturday April 23, from 4:00-6:00pm at Kings Glen for our first annual Earth Day Festival! Join us to make a bird feeder and other crafts, make an environmental pledge to enter a raffle, play with goats from Hidden Gems Farms, get your face painted, hear a presentation about metamorphosis, and visit educational booths from organizations including Friends of Lake Accotink Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sierra Club Great Falls Chapter, Fairfax County Master Gardeners, and more! Bring your appetite for the delicious Halal Tikka Kabob food truck. You'll also be able to buy seedlings from the Kings Glen Garden and sign up to plant native plants on school grounds. More information coming soon. Visit our website for more: https://kpkgpta.org/ 

The PTA is very excited to host the Kings Park/Kings Glen's community's first ever kick ball game!  Join us at 5:30pm on Friday, April 29 at the Kings Glen Ball Field to watch Kings Park and King Glen teachers face off on the kickball field.  Admission to the game is FREE.  The PTA will have snacks and pompoms for sale, and there will be food trucks.

Please join us for our May PTA meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social! The PTA plans to host this meeting IN PERSON on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm in the Burke Station Square Community Room (5820 Ridge Ford Drive).  This will be our final meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  Refreshments will be served and the winners of our 2022-2023 PTA Board election will be announced!

2022-2023 PTA Board Election.  The PTA plans to hold a virtual election for 2022-2023  board members.   During the March 23 PTA meeting, the PTA Nominating Committee nominated the following candidates for the 2022-2023 KP/KG PTA board: Charlotte Hannagan, President Lisa Jones, Vice-President, Education Nicole Zasa, Vice-President, Events Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, Vice-President, Fundraising Deirdre Daumit, Treasurer Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Secretary If you would like to nominate someone else or your self for a position, you may do so until midnight, Sunday May 13.  After that time, no other "nominations from the floor" will be allowed.  To nominate by this date, please email the following Nominating Committee members: Emily St. Onge ([email protected]), Amy Johnson ([email protected]), and Jennifer Kirby ([email protected]m ). On Wednesday, May 17, 2022 a Google form to elect all those nominated will be distributed to the PTA membership.  The form will be available from 8am -- 8pm on that date.  The results of the election will be announced at the PTA's May 18 General Membership meeting.

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 Message, March 29th

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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.

Upcoming Events
  • Mar 30th Kindergarten Orientation 2:45pm-3:45pm
  • Mar 30th PTA Speaker- virtual
  • Mar 31st 2-hour early release - dismissal @ 1:20pm
  • Apr 1st Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 4th-8th Spring Break - no school for students. *Please note that the office will be closed and/or operating on shortened hours during Spring Break. 
FCPS Online Tutoring Services Notice & Opt-Out Form

By mid-April, FCPS students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is optional. Students will have access to Tutor.com unless parents submit an opt-out form request via ParentVUE or a hard copy signed and returned to schools. You received this form last Friday via your child. Please submit an opt-out form via ParentVUE or return hard copy opt-out forms to your child’s teacher by April 1st. Should you need an additional copy, please reach out to your child's teacher. 

Thank you Mrs. Jenna Campbell

Please join me in extending thanks to Mrs. Jenna Campbell, who has been serving as our Acting Assistant Principal while Mrs. Maura Donahue has been out on maternity leave. We are excited to welcome Mrs. Donahue back to KPES just prior to Spring Break, and even more glad that we will not have to say goodbye to Mrs. Campbell. Mrs. Campbell will continue to support our school in her official role in the Office of Student Support as the Region 4 Literacy Resource Teacher. Mrs. Campbell has had a positive impact on our school community and we are grateful for the time and effort she has given Kings Park ES.

KPES Volunteer Opportunities

KPES parents and guardians, we are excited to begin opening our doors to strategic volunteer opportunities beginning in April! Are you a parent or guardian of a KP Lion and have a desire and the availability to support KPES through volunteering? Please see some of our structured schoolwide opportunities listed below that will be a part of our Volunteer Menu. If you are interested, please fill out this google form. A volunteer orientation and coffee will is tentatively scheduled from April 13th from 9:30am- 10:15am. This orientation can be attended in person or virtually.

  • Library daily book check in and book re-shelving (8:45-9:15)
  • Library Class Support - during library class time
  • Book Fair Support April15-May 1 Set up and student help
  • Teacher Workroom Support (flexible during the day)
  • Recess play buddies
  • Lunch room support 
  • Kiss and Ride arrival/dismissal (8:25am- 8:40am and 3:20pm- 3:40pm)

Here is our lunch, recess, and library schedule to help you plan.
*Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

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 Rachel Bailey  

Join the PTA for a free session on positive parenting with tips and advice from Rachel Bailey on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Rachel is a parenting coach, mom, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Volunteers Needed

Do you have a passion for the environment? Love events and festivals? Then join us! The PTA is in the early stages of planning an Earth Day event, and we'd love your help! If you're interested, leave a comment below, DM me, or email me at [email protected].

2022-2023 PTA Board Election

The PTA plans to hold a virtual election for 2022-2023  board members.  

During the March 23  PTA meeting, the PTA Nominating Committee nominated the following candidates for the 2022-2023 KP/KG PTA board: Charlotte Hannagan, President Lisa Jones, Vice-President, Education Nicole Zasa, Vice-President, Events Sarah Maccubbin-Tremper, Vice-President, Fundraising Deirdre Daumit, Treasurer Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Secretary

If you would like to nominate someone else or your self for a position, you may do so until midnight, Sunday May 13.  After that time, no other "nominations from the floor" will be allowed.  To nominate by this date, please email the following Nominating Committee members: Emily St. Onge ([email protected]), Amy Johnson ([email protected]), and Jennifer Kirby ([email protected] ). On Wednesday, May 17, 2022 a Google form to elect all those nominated will be distributed to the PTA membership.  The form will be available from 8am -- 8pm on that date.  The results of the election will be announced at the PTA's May 18 General Membership meeting.

The PTA is very excited to host the Kings Park/Kings Glen's community's first ever kick ball game!  

Join us at 5:30pm on Friday, April 29 at the Kings Glen Ball Field to watch Kings Park and King Glen teachers face off on the kickball field.  Admission to the game is FREE.  The PTA will have snacks and pompoms for sale, and there will be food trucks.

Community Event

Girl Scout Camp June 13-17

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Jenna Campbell

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 Message, Reminders for March 28-Apr 1

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Week of March 28th
  • Monday and Tuesday, March 28-29 Spring Photos
  • Wednesday, March 31 Kindergarten Orientation 
  • Thursday, March 31 Two hour early Dismissal 1:20pm
  • Friday, April 1 No school for students
  • Spring Break: April 4-8th
Kindergarten Orientation Details

We are excited to host each of you at Kindergarten Orientation on March 30th from 2:45pm- 3:45pm. For those attending in person, you will be greeted and enter Kings Park via Door 4, which is located by our large blacktop at the back of the school. Please see the map below. *Limited parking available on site. When parking in the neighborhood, please be mindful and add a few extra travel minutes. 

Entrance 4 will continue to be the entry/exit point for our Kindergarten walkers during the 22-23 school year. On our large blacktop families will have an opportunity to space out and reconnect and make new friends both before and after Kindergarten orientation. For those families who have registered to attend virtually, a link will be emailed to you the morning of March 30th. 

As a reminder for those families with current Kings Park Lions (kindergarten- 3rd grade), these students may stay after school and will be supervised in Room 1 until 3:45pm with a signed note from a parent.

We look forward to seeing each of you soon!

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Jenna Campbell

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 Message, March 22nd

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Upcoming Events
  • Mar 23rd In-Person PTA Meeting 7pm @KP (virtual option)
  • Mar 28th K and 1 Grade Spring Pictures - Info Below
  • Mar 29th 2nd and 3rd Grade Spring Pictures - Info below
  • Mar 30th Kindergarten Orientation 2:45pm-3:45pm
  • Mar 30th PTA Speaker- virtual
  • Mar 31st 2-hour early release - dismissal @ 1:40pm
  • Apr 1st Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 4th-8th Spring Break - no school for students
KPES Volunteer Opportunities

KPES parents and guardians, we are excited to begin opening our doors to strategic volunteer opportunities beginning in April! Are you a parent or guardian of a KP Lion and have a desire and the availability to support KPES through volunteering? Please see some of our structured schoolwide opportunities listed below that will be a part of our Volunteer Menu. If you are interested, please fill out this google form. A volunteer orientation and coffee will is tentatively scheduled from April 13th from 9:30am- 10:15am. This orientation can be attended in person or virtually.

  • Library daily book check in and book re-shelving (8:45-9:15)
  • Library Class Support - during library class time
  • Book Fair Support April15-May 1 Set up and student help
  • Teacher Workroom Support (flexible during the day)
  • Recess play buddies
  • Lunch room support 
  • Kiss and Ride arrival/dismissal (8:25am- 8:40am and 3:20pm- 3:40pm)

Here is our lunch, recess, and library schedule to help you plan.
*Please note that while volunteering on site, younger siblings are unable to join along. 

Spring Picture Info

Class Pictures and Individual Photos

Monday, March 28th for K and First Grade and

Tuesday, March 29th for Grades 2 and 3.

Class Pictures and Individual Photos will be taken on March 28th for Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes.   Grades 2 and 3 photos will be taken on Tuesday, March 29th.  Information from Strawbridge Studios can be found in your student’s Take Home envelope.    

Class Pictures are $10.  If you choose to order a Class Picture, fill out the order form and send it back by Picture Day. Additional Class Picture Order Forms will be available in the office and on-line at www.strawbridge.net and enter the code FM384408.

If you choose to order Individual Photos - send no money now (Individual Photos only). Strawbridge will send your student’s portrait back in a few weeks.  At that time, you can purchase the entire package or create your own combination of photos and return the non-purchased portraits back to Kings Park School.

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

It is once again that time of year when we need to make Kindergarten enrollment projections for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held March 30th, 2:45-3:45. Please save the date and mark your calendars. There will be both a virtual and an in person option. If you would like to attend virtually, please complete this form

Kings Park students who have siblings attending the Kindergarten Orientation can remain at school. We must have a permission note. Parents must pick up child(ren) in Room 1 by 3:50 p.m.

If you have a child who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2022, then it is time to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year.  Children born after September 30, 2017 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 703-426-7000 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 this information with a neighbor whose child may be entering kindergarten. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and their families!

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 Join us for our March 23 PTA meeting  at 7pm! 

The PTA will host this meeting at 7pm  IN PERSON at Kings Park with a VIRTUAL option available.

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, we are very excited to announce the nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions. 

Join us for another fun spirit night at Incourage Martial Arts!  

The Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course party is on Friday, March 25 from 6:30-8:30pm with a cost of $30 per child (100% of the proceeds come back to the PTA!).  See our website to register

Join us for a Virtual Session with Rachel Bailey, Mar 30th at 7pm

Join the PTA for a free session on positive parenting with tips and advice from Rachel Bailey on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Rachel is a parenting coach, mom, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

Volunteers Needed! Do you have a passion for the environment? Love events and festivals? Then join us! The PTA is in the early stages of planning an Earth Day event, and we'd love your help! If you're interested, leave a comment below, DM me, or email me at [email protected]

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Jenna Campbell

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 Message, March 15th

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Upcoming Events
  • Mar 17th PTA Basket Bonanza Ends at 7:59pm
  • Mar 21st Rock Your Socks Day
  • Mar 23rd In-Person PTA Meeting 7pm @KP (virtual option)
  • Mar 28th K and 1 Grade Spring Pictures - Info Below
  • Mar 29th 2nd and 3rd Grade Spring Pictures - Info below
  • Mar 30th Kindergarten Orientation 2:45-3:45pm
  • Mar 30th PTA Speaker
  • Mar 31st 2-hour early release - dismissal 1:40pm
  • Apr 1 Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 4-8 Spring Break - no school for students
Rock Your Socks Day, March 21st

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is an annual March 21 celebration and global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. March 21 (3/21) was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

Together we can create a single global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down syndrome in our community and around the world.  

Every year, on March 21, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks.  March 21 is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome. Socks were chosen because the karyotype of Ds chromosomes actually looks like mismatched socks!

Spring Picture Info

Class Pictures and Individual Photos

Monday, March 28th for K and First Grade and

Tuesday, March 29th for Grades 2 and 3.

Class Pictures and Individual Photos will be taken on March 28th for Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes.   Grades 2 and 3 photos will be taken on Tuesday, March 29th.  Information from Strawbridge Studios can be found in your student’s Take Home envelope.    

Class Pictures are $10.  If you choose to order a Class Picture, fill out the order form and send it back by Picture Day. Additional Class Picture Order Forms will be available in the office and on-line at www.strawbridge.net and enter the code FM384408.

If you choose to order Individual Photos - send no money now (Individual Photos only). Strawbridge will send your student’s portrait back in a few weeks.  At that time, you can purchase the entire package or create your own combination of photos and return the non-purchased portraits back to Kings Park School.

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

It is once again that time of year when we need to make Kindergarten enrollment projections for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held March 30th, 2:45-3:45. Please save the date and mark your calendars. There will be both a virtual and an in person option. If you would like to attend virtually, please complete this form

If you have a child who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2022, then it is time to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year.  Children born after September 30, 2017 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 703-426-7000 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 this information with a neighbor whose child may be entering kindergarten. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and their families!

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 Join us for our March 23 PTA meeting  at 7pm! 

The PTA will host this meeting at 7pm  IN PERSON at Kings Park with a VIRTUAL option available.

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, we are very excited to announce the nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions. 

Join us for another fun spirit night at Incourage Martial Arts!  

The Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course party is on Friday, March 25 from 6:30-8:30pm with a cost of $30 per child (100% of the proceeds come back to the PTA!).  See our website to register

Join us for a Virtual Session with Rachel Bailey, Mar 30th at 7pm

Join the PTA for a free session on positive parenting with tips and advice from Rachel Bailey on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Rachel is a parenting coach, mom, mentor, and therapist, with years of experience teaching positive parenting solutions.

The PTA's annual raffle-based fundraiser, Baskets Bonanza, closes at 7:59pm on Thursday, March 17!  

Enter to win over 140 options!  We have something for everyone: Gift cards to Go Ape!, Spartans, or Peterson's; Code Ninjas Summer Camps; Minecraft, Disney, Gardening and Book baskets; Host the News Show at KP or Kg, Teacher Donated Experiences and Items.

Winners will be announced on Friday, March 18th.  Winners will receive information on picking up their basket via email.

Take a look at our website to learn more about this annual fundraiser and event, and enter the raffle site here.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Jenna Campbell

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 Message, March 8th

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Upcoming Events It's Daylight Savings Time: Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 13, 2022 and is a reminder that Spring will soon be here. We set our clocks forward one hour. While we may have sunnier days, the change in time can interrupt your child’s sleep rhythm. Losing an hour of sleep when we "spring forward" can take a toll on children, especially teens, leaving them sleepier during the day.

Here are a few tips.

  • Stick to bedtime routines.
  • Limit screen time for phones, computers, and TV before bed.
  • Get exercise and go outside to be exposed to natural sunlight.
  • Relax in the evenings with reading, or mindfulness exercises.
  • Prepare for the time change gradually over this coming week. 

Time changes may cause some drowsy days. We usually adjust within about a week. Happy Spring!

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

It is once again that time of year when we need to make Kindergarten enrollment projections for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held March 30th, 2:45-3:45. Please save the date and mark your calendars. There will be both a virtual and an in person option. If you would like to attend virtually, please complete this form

If you have a child who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2022, then it is time to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year.  Children born after September 30, 2017 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 703-426-7000 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 this information with a neighbor whose child may be entering kindergarten. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and their families!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families

We are excited to share an upcoming learning opportunity offered through the Parent Resource Center.  

  • 3/11/22: Supporting Self-Regulation Development in Early Learners
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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

2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Board

At our February 3 PTA meeting, we elected a nominating committee to put together a 2022-2023 PTA board.  Jennifer Kirby, Amy Johnson, and Emily St. Onge will serve on this year's nominating committee.  

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is looking for board members for the 2022-2023 school year PTA board.  We are looking for a new president, secretary, and at least one vice president role!  Are you interested in learning more about this?  Please contact PTA president, Emily St. Onge, at [email protected].

After-School Activities--Registration is Open!

The KP/KG PTA is pleased to announce after-school activities for Spring 2022! Classes meet 1-2 days per week for 8-10 weeks at the schools.

Kings Park will have Yoga for K-3rd offered by Kids in Motion and Running for 3rd grade girls offered by Girls on the Run.

Kings Glen will have Coding for 4th-6th offered by Code Ninjas and Running for 4th-6th offered by Run Fit Kidz.

Registration is Open! Sign up soon to guarantee your child's spot.  See our Website for more information and links to register! Email Lisa Jones, VP of Education with any questions at [email protected].

Sky Zone Spirit Event.  Thursday, March 3 is an FCPS early release day -- spend the afternoon at Sky Zone for a Kings Park/Kings Glen Spirit Event from 3-5:00pm.  Take a look at our website for more information!

Baskets Bonanza starts this Thursday, March 3 at 5:30pm.  There are over 75 options to choose from including themed classroom baskets, community donated items, gift cards from local businesses and teacher donated items and experiences!  

Browse the selection, purchase tickets and "drop" them in your choice of basket to take a chance on these amazing prizes all from the comfort of your home.  Simply visit our raffle website:  https://kpkgpta.basketraffle.org. The raffle closes at 7:59PM on Thursday, March 17th.  Winners are drawn at random and will be announced on Friday, March 18th.

Tickets are $1 each.  Purchase online and immediately make your selection.  A flyer will be coming home this week if you would like to purchase tickets with cash or check.  

Complete event details available at https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/.  Questions, please email [email protected]

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Jenna Campbell

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 Message, March 1st

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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 28-Mar 3 Read Across America Week 
  • Mar 2 Virtual Meet Me at the Library, 5:30pm (see details below)
  • Mar 3 2-Hour Early Release Day Dismissal 1:20pm
  • Mar 4 Staff Development Day - No school for students
  • Mar 3-17 PTA Basket Bonanza
  • Mar 30th Kindergarten Orientation (more info to come)
  • Apr 1 Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 4-8 Spring Break no school for students
Read Across America 2022

KP Lions are encouraged to celebrate books and reading this week by reading independently and with others.  Reading a variety of stories and informational books helps us to learn more about ourselves, others, and the world around us.  We hope our KP Lions will share their thoughts as they read while participating in any of the optional activities below: 

Tuesday 3/1 Read a book that is new to you
Share a connection that you make as you read.  (“This reminds me…”).

Wednesday 3/2 Read to someone in your family, a pet, or a stuffed animal.  Find a cozy spot. Tell someone one way that you are growing as a reader.  

Thursday, 3/3 Read to learn something new
Share a question that you have as you read.  (“I wonder…”).  Or, tell how your thinking changed.  (“I used to think…Now I think…”).

Friday 3/4 Listen as someone reads to you. Tell someone about the kinds of books you like to read.  Pick out a book. Then, plan which book you will read next.      

For online reading resources, check out our MackinVia and other eBook collections linked on our Library catalog page: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810

Virtual Meet Me at the Library, TOMORROW March 2nd 

Mark your calendar! Our next Virtual Meet Me at the Library event will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:30pm

On March 2nd, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5:30 PM using this Zoom link for an hour-long session focusing on Feelings and Emotions with some amazing Kings Park teachers and staff.  

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.   

Every student who 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 March 2nd at 5:30!

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

It is once again that time of year when we need to make Kindergarten enrollment projections for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held on March 30th. Details are in the works and more info to come. Please save the date and mark your calendars. There will be both a virtual and an in person option. 

If you have a child who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2022, then it is time to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year.  Children born after September 30, 2017 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 703-426-7000 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 this information with a neighbor whose child may be entering kindergarten. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and their families!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar Series for PreK-2 Families

We are excited to share an upcoming learning opportunity offered through the Parent Resource Center.  

  • 3/11/22: Supporting Self-Regulation Development in Early Learners
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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

2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Board

At our February 3 PTA meeting, we elected a nominating committee to put together a 2022-2023 PTA board.  Jennifer Kirby, Amy Johnson, and Emily St. Onge will serve on this year's nominating committee.  

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is looking for board members for the 2022-2023 school year PTA board.  We are looking for a new president, secretary, and at least one vice president role!  Are you interested in learning more about this?  Please contact PTA president, Emily St. Onge, at [email protected].

After-School Activities--Registration is Open!

The KP/KG PTA is pleased to announce after-school activities for Spring 2022! Classes meet 1-2 days per week for 8-10 weeks at the schools.

Kings Park will have Yoga for K-3rd offered by Kids in Motion and Running for 3rd grade girls offered by Girls on the Run.

Kings Glen will have Coding for 4th-6th offered by Code Ninjas and Running for 4th-6th offered by Run Fit Kidz.

Registration is Open! Sign up soon to guarantee your child's spot.  See our Website for more information and links to register! Email Lisa Jones, VP of Education with any questions at [email protected].

Sky Zone Spirit Event.  Thursday, March 3 is an FCPS early release day -- spend the afternoon at Sky Zone for a Kings Park/Kings Glen Spirit Event from 3-5:00pm.  Take a look at our website for more information!

Baskets Bonanza starts this Thursday, March 3 at 5:30pm.  There are over 75 options to choose from including themed classroom baskets, community donated items, gift cards from local businesses and teacher donated items and experiences!  

Browse the selection, purchase tickets and "drop" them in your choice of basket to take a chance on these amazing prizes all from the comfort of your home.  Simply visit our raffle website:  https://kpkgpta.basketraffle.org. The raffle closes at 7:59PM on Thursday, March 17th.  Winners are drawn at random and will be announced on Friday, March 18th.

Tickets are $1 each.  Purchase online and immediately make your selection.  A flyer will be coming home this week if you would like to purchase tickets with cash or check.  

Complete event details available at https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/.  Questions, please email [email protected]

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Jenna Campbell

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 Message, Feb 23rd

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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 28-Mar 3 Read Across America Week 
  • Mar 2 Virtual Meet Me at the Library, 5:30pm (see details below)
  • Mar 3 2-Hour Early Release Day Dismissal 1:20pm
  • Mar 4 Staff Development Day - No school for students
  • Mar 3-17 PTA Basket Bonanza
  • Mar 30th Kindergarten Orientation (more info to come)
  • Apr 1 Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 4-8 Spring Break no school for students
Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

It is once again that time of year when we need to make Kindergarten enrollment projections for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held on March 30th. Details are in the works and more info to come. Please save the date and mark your calendars.

If you have a child who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2022, then it is time to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year.  Children born after September 30, 2017 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 703-426-7000 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 this information with a neighbor whose child may be entering kindergarten. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and their families!

Read Across America 2022

KP Lions are encouraged to celebrate books and reading this week by reading independently and with others.  Reading a variety of stories and informational books helps us to learn more about ourselves, others, and the world around us.  We hope our KP Lions will share their thoughts as they read while participating in any of the optional activities below: 

Monday 2/28 Reread a book that you love.
Tell someone why you love it! 

Tuesday 3/1 Read a book that is new to you
Share a connection that you make as you read.  (“This reminds me…”).

Wednesday 3/2 Read to someone in your family, a pet, or a stuffed animal.  Find a cozy spot. Tell someone one way that you are growing as a reader.  

Thursday, 3/3 Read to learn something new
Share a question that you have as you read.  (“I wonder…”).  Or, tell how your thinking changed.  (“I used to think…Now I think…”).

Friday 3/4 Listen as someone reads to you. Tell someone about the kinds of books you like to read.  Pick out a book. Then, plan which book you will read next.      

For online reading resources, check out our MackinVia and other eBook collections linked on our Library catalog page: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/103810

Virtual Meet Me at the Library, March 2nd 

Mark your calendar! Our next Virtual Meet Me at the Library event will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:30pm

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 March 2nd, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5:30 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Feelings and Emotions with some amazing Kings Park teachers and staff.  A Zoom link will be provided closer to the event.  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 March 2nd at 5:30!

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

2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Board

At our February 3 PTA meeting, we elected a nominating committee to put together a 2022-2023 PTA board.  Jennifer Kirby, Amy Johnson, and Emily St. Onge will serve on this year's nominating committee.  

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is looking for board members for the 2022-2023 school year PTA board.  We are looking for a new president, secretary, and at least one vice president role!  Are you interested in learning more about this?  Please contact PTA president, Emily St. Onge, at [email protected].

Black History Month Virtual Speaker In honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Michelle Cottrell-Williams, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race, diversity, and inclusion, and how to talk with our children about these topics Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Mrs. Cottrell-Williams was the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year and the 2017 Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She taught high school Social Studies in Arlington Public Schools for 14 years, and joined FCPS as the Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness last year.

Here is the call-in/Zoom information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

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 soon in our newsletter, on our Facebook group, via the schools' emails.

Baskets Bonanza is coming March 3-March 17!

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to be Classroom Basket Parents.  Please consider donating to your student's basket.  The classroom baskets are the core of this fun event.  More information on the event at https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/. Are you Crafty?  Own a Small Business? We would love to showcase your items and talent during the two weeks of Basket Bonanza.  This year we are asking community members if they would like to donate an item for the basket raffle.  The item will be a stand-alone entry into the basket raffle.  Possibilities include handmade quilts, blankets, hats, hair accessories, and more. Check out our webpage for more ideas and how to donate: https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/donatetalent/ De-Cluttering your House? Need to slim down a gift stash or make space on your bookshelves? Consider donating items (new or gently used/like new book) for use in Baskets Bonanza classroom baskets.  We are collecting items until February 18.  See the complete list of basket themes and the 4 locations to drop-off donations on our website at https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/helpbaskets/.

Sincerely,

Dotty Lin and Jenna Campbell

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, Feb 15th

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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 14-18 Kindness Spirit Week (see details below)
  • Feb 21 Presidents' Day no school for students
  • Feb 21 PTA Event at Nothing Bundt Cakes (see details below)
  • Feb 28-Mar 3 Read Across America Week 
  • Mar 2 Virtual Meet Me at the Library, 5:30pm (see details below)
  • Mar 3 Two Hour Early Release Day Dismissal 1:20pm
  • Mar 4 Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Mar 3-17 PTA Basket Bonanza
  • Apr 1 Teacher Workday - no school for students
  • Apr 4-8 Spring Break no school for students
100 Days of Learning and Fun At KPES

I am not sure we could have asked for a better combination on 2/14/22; 100 days of learning + Valentines Day + being in person= smiles and giggles all around. As we celebrate Kindness month, we want to thank each of you for 100 days of partnership, caring and support. The Kings Park ES community is strong and we are grateful for the memories and learning that are making together each day.

FCPS School Year 2022-23 Calendar Approved

The 2022-23 school year calendar was approved at the January 27th School Board Meeting. This calendar focuses on instruction, and student and operational needs. The calendar is aligned with neighboring school districts and adds additional key observance days.

Most importantly, this calendar was developed with significant input from the FCPS community. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process through surveys, webinars, and participation in the feedback committee. This effort reflects the best effort of everyone the school calendar touches.

To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

Kindness Spirit Week: 
Feb 14-18

Help Kings Park ES celebrate Kindness Week by participating in our daily themes, Choose one day or ALL!

Wednesday 2/16 Kindness is Out of This World Day
Wear SPACE themed clothes: planets, stars, aliens, Star Wars etc. 

Thursday 2/17: Crazy for Kindness Day
Wear Crazy Hair and/or Crazy Socks

Friday 2/18: I Dream of Kindness Day
Wear Pajamas or Comfy Clothes

Be Our Partner in Education by Participating in a Review of Books and Materials

Parents, students, and community members have a unique opportunity to help FCPS select important learning resources. These reviews do not happen frequently, so selected resources will be in classrooms for years and are a significant financial investment. Your voice is a direct and important part of the process.

You can review digital resources and leave feedback online. Physical resources for elementary language arts are being reviewed throughout the month at the Willow Oaks Administration Center from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. In-person review hours will be extended to 7 p.m. on February 3, 10, 17, and 24

Find out more about basal resource reviews and how to share feedback on our website.

Virtual Meet Me at the Library, March 2nd 

Mark your calendar! Our next Virtual Meet Me at the Library event will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:30pm

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 March 2nd, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5:30 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Feelings and Emotions with some amazing Kings Park teachers and staff.  A Zoom link will be provided closer to the event.  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 March 2nd at 5:30!

Yearbook Candid Photos

You are invited to upload your child’s photos into the appropriate folder below for possible inclusion in this year’s Kings Park yearbook.  We are looking for pictures from the First Day of School, Book Character Day, and Spirit Days.  Don't forget pictures showing KP pride! Each year is a year to remember and 2022 isn't one to disappoint! A big thank you to our parent volunteers for coordinating this effort!

https://kpkgpta.org/kpybcandids/

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

2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Board

At our February 3 PTA meeting, we elected a nominating committee to put together a 2022-2023 PTA board.  Jennifer Kirby, Amy Johnson, and Emily St. Onge will serve on this year's nominating committee.  

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is looking for board members for the 2022-2023 school year PTA board.  We are looking for a new president, secretary, and at least one vice president role!  Are you interested in learning more about this?  Please contact PTA president, Emily St. Onge, at [email protected].

Join us on Monday, February 21 from 9:30am-7pm at Nothing Bundt Cakes (7000D Brookfield Plaza, Springfield) for a KP/KG PTA spirit event! Place your order online and pick it up in the store OR head right to the store.  All orders must be picked up on Monday, February 21 from 9:30am to 7:00pm.  Online orders may be placed prior to 2/21 but they must be picked up on 2/21 to be given spirit night credit.

Black History Month Virtual Speaker In honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Michelle Cottrell-Williams, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race, diversity, and inclusion, and how to talk with our children about these topics Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Mrs. Cottrell-Williams was the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year and the 2017 Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She taught high school Social Studies in Arlington Public Schools for 14 years, and joined FCPS as the Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness last year.

Here is the call-in/Zoom information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

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 soon in our newsletter, on our Facebook group, via the schools' emails.

Baskets Bonanza is coming March 3-March 17!

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to be Classroom Basket Parents.  Please consider donating to your student's basket.  The classroom baskets are the core of this fun event.  More information on the event at https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/. Are you Crafty?  Own a Small Business? We would love to showcase your items and talent during the two weeks of Basket Bonanza.  This year we are asking community members if they would like to donate an item for the basket raffle.  The item will be a stand-alone entry into the basket raffle.  Possibilities include handmade quilts, blankets, hats, hair accessories, and more. Check out our webpage for more ideas and how to donate: https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/donatetalent/ De-Cluttering your House? Need to slim down a gift stash or make space on your bookshelves? Consider donating items (new or gently used/like new book) for use in Baskets Bonanza classroom baskets.  We are collecting items until February 18.  See the complete list of basket themes and the 4 locations to drop-off donations on our website at https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/helpbaskets/.

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, Feb 8th

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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.

Upcoming Events
  • Feb 11 PTA in-Person event @CodeNinjas
  • Feb 14-18 Kindness Spirit Week (see details below)
  • Feb 21 Presidents' Day No school for students
  • Mar 2 Virtual Meet Me at the Library, 5:30pm (see details below)
  • Mar 3-17 PTA Basket Bonanza
Daily Laptop Practice Shift (K-2)

Even though the groundhog saw his shadow, it appears that a majority of the winter weather is thankfully behind us. Additionally with favorable health trends, KPES will be adjusting our daily laptop practices. Please be on the lookout for an email from your child's teacher. Please note that while we will be shifting to K-2 students routinely leaving their Kings Park issued laptop at school, grade 3 will continue with the daily schedule. In the event of inclement weather, student laptops will be sent home; kindergarten - 3rd grade. 

National School Counseling Week: Feb. 7-11

We are extremely proud and thankful of our KPES counselors extraordinaire: Corri Shusterman and Allison Jackie! National School Counseling Week 2022 (#NSCW22) is Feb. 7-11, 2022. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. Please join us in sharing our gratitude. 

Save the date: Kindness Spirit Week: 
Feb 14-18

Help Kings Park ES celebrate Kindness Week by participating in our daily themes, Choose one day or ALL!

Monday 2/14 Love One Another Day
Wear red, pink, hearts, valentines etc.

Tuesday 2/15 I LOVE KP Day
Wear KP Spirit Wear or our school colors: Green and Purple

Wednesday 2/16 Kindness is Out of This World Day
Wear SPACE themed clothes: planets, stars, aliens, Star Wars etc. 

Thursday 2/17: Crazy for Kindness Day
Wear Crazy Hair and/or Crazy Socks

Friday 2/18: I Dream of Kindness Day
Wear Pajamas or Comfy Clothes

Be Our Partner in Education by Participating in a Review of Books and Materials

Parents, students, and community members have a unique opportunity to help FCPS select important learning resources. These reviews do not happen frequently, so selected resources will be in classrooms for years and are a significant financial investment. Your voice is a direct and important part of the process.

You can review digital resources and leave feedback online. Physical resources for elementary language arts are being reviewed throughout the month at the Willow Oaks Administration Center from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. In-person review hours will be extended to 7 p.m. on February 3, 10, 17, and 24

Find out more about basal resource reviews and how to share feedback on our website.

Yearbook Candid Photos

You are invited to upload your child’s photos into the appropriate folder below for possible inclusion in this year’s Kings Park yearbook.  We are looking for pictures from the First Day of School, Book Character Day, and Spirit Days.  Don't forget pictures showing KP pride! Each year is a year to remember and 2022 isn't one to disappoint! A big thank you to our parent volunteers for coordinating this effort!

https://kpkgpta.org/kpybcandids/

Virtual Meet Me at the Library, March 2nd 

Mark your calendar! Our next Virtual Meet Me at the Library event will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:30pm

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 March 2nd, families are invited to log in to Zoom at 5:30 PM for an hour-long session focusing on Feelings and Emotions with some amazing Kings Park teachers and staff.  A Zoom link will be provided closer to the event.  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 March 2nd at 5:30!

Tina Dove, Nominated VA Most Outstanding Crossing Guard 

Feb 9th is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and we are pleased to share the following nomination. "Miss Tina was a STRONG crossing guard! She could direct not only people, but cars and giant school buses! When she said STOP, they stopped, when she said GO, they went. Miss Tina's kindness, devotion to service, and commitment to keeping our community safe has inspired a new
generation of crossing guards!" Congratulations Miss Tina!

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

2022-2023 Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Board

At our February 3 PTA meeting, we elected a nominating committee to put together a 2022-2023 PTA board.  Jennifer Kirby, Amy Johnson, and Emily St. Onge will serve on this year's nominating committee.  

The Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA is looking for board members for the 2022-2023 school year PTA board.  We are looking for a new president, secretary, and at least one vice president role!  Are you interested in learning more about this?  Please contact PTA president, Emily St. Onge, at [email protected].

Join us on Monday, February 21 from 9:30am-7pm at Nothing Bundt Cakes (7000D Brookfield Plaza, Springfield) for a KP/KG PTA spirit event! Place your order online and pick it up in the store OR head right to the store.  All orders must be picked up on Monday, February 21 from 9:30am to 7:00pm.  Online orders may be placed prior to 2/21 but they must be picked up on 2/21 to be given spirit night credit.

Black History Month Virtual Speaker In honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Michelle Cottrell-Williams, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race, diversity, and inclusion, and how to talk with our children about these topics Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Mrs. Cottrell-Williams was the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year and the 2017 Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She taught high school Social Studies in Arlington Public Schools for 14 years, and joined FCPS as the Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness last year.

Here is the call-in/Zoom information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

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 soon in our newsletter, on our Facebook group, via the schools' emails.

The PTA is excited to host a variety of FREE STEM activities in February!

  • February 8 is Safer Internet Day--  Look for a flier with resources on how to help kids learn how to stay safe while using social media.
  • Join the Kings Park/King Glen PTA and Code Ninjas for a FREE IN PERSON event on Friday, February 11!  Sign up for a slot for this event here. Please note that in order control possible crowds, only those who RSVP may attend this event.

Baskets Bonanza is coming March 3-March 17!

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to be Classroom Basket Parents.  Please consider donating to your student's basket.  The classroom baskets are the core of this fun event.  More information on the event at https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/. Are you Crafty?  Own a Small Business? We would love to showcase your items and talent during the two weeks of Basket Bonanza.  This year we are asking community members if they would like to donate an item for the basket raffle.  The item will be a stand-alone entry into the basket raffle.  Possibilities include handmade quilts, blankets, hats, hair accessories, and more. Check out our webpage for more ideas and how to donate: https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/donatetalent/ De-Cluttering your House? Need to slim down a gift stash or make space on your bookshelves? Consider donating items (new or gently used/like new book) for use in Baskets Bonanza classroom baskets.  We are collecting items until February 18.  See the complete list of basket themes and the 4 locations to drop-off donations on our website at https://kpkgpta.org/bb2022/helpbaskets/.

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

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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 3 PTA Virtual Meeting (see info below)
  • Feb 4 Progress Reports sent home
  • Feb 8 Safer Internet Day (see PTA info below)
  • Feb 11 PTA in-Person event @CodeNinjas
  • Feb 14-18 Kindness Spirit Week (see details below)
  • Feb 21 Presidents' Day no school for students
  • Mar 3-17 PTA Basket Bonanza
Save the date: Kindness Spirit Week: 
Feb 14-18

Help Kings Park ES celebrate Kindness Week by participating in our daily themes:

Monday 2/14 Love One Another Day

Wear red, pink, hearts, valentines etc.

Tuesday 2/15 I LOVE KP Day

Wear KP Spirit Wear or our school colors: Green and Purple

Wednesday 2/16 Kindness is Out of This World Day

Wear SPACE themed clothes: planets, stars, aliens, Star Wars etc. 

Thursday 2/17: Crazy for Kindness Day

Wear Crazy Hair and/or Crazy Socks

Friday 2/18: I Dream of Kindness Day

Wear Pajamas or Comfy Clothes

Kings Park ES Donations 

We continue to be proud of our Kings Park ES community and the continuous outpouring of support for others. This year during our canned food drive KPES families collected and donated over 1200 pounds of food. These donations will help provide emergency assistance to families in the Springfield/Burke area. Thank you to everyone for their generosity, we are grateful to be able to help give back to our greater community. A special shout out to our Cub Council and Mrs. Shusterman for coordinating these efforts. 

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

Black History Month Virtual Speaker In honor of Black History Month, please join us for a conversation with Michelle Cottrell-Williams, FCPS Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness, regarding race, diversity, and inclusion, and how to talk with our children about these topics Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Mrs. Cottrell-Williams was the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year and the 2017 Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She taught high school Social Studies in Arlington Public Schools for 14 years, and joined FCPS as the Educational Specialist for Equity and Cultural Responsiveness last year.

Here is the call-in/Zoom information: Go to join.zoom.us in your internet browser Meeting ID: 258 233 8875 Passcode: KPKG2020!

Volunteers Needed for Care To Share-- Care to Share has been going strong, and we're collecting a good amount of extra food from school lunches to be donated to Food for Others. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food on Tuesdays. It's easy to do if you have the time. If you're interested, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BADAC22A7F5C52-care

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.

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 soon in our newsletter, on our Facebook group, via the schools' emails.

The PTA is excited to host a variety of FREE STEM activities in February!

  • February 8 is Safer Internet Day-- Look for a flier with resources on how to help kids learn how to stay safe while using social media.
  • Join the Kings Park/King Glen PTA and Code Ninjas for a FREE IN PERSON event on Friday, February 11!  Sign up for a slot for this event here. Please note that in order control possible crowds, only those who RSVP may attend this event.

Baskets Bonanza will be here March 3-17!  Our annual spring fundraiser has a new name and will again be a virtual event, but the essence of the event remains, -- specifically, the fabulous classroom baskets.  If you are looking for a way to volunteer, this is a great chance.  Sign up now to be a classroom basket parent.  

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 25th

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These messages are also archived on our website. In addition, Kings Park also has a TWITTER feed; please follow us @kingsparklions. You can also access the FCPS Return to School webpage and FAQs webpage which are regularly updated with the latest return to school information.

Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • Jan 28 PTA Trivia Night
  • Feb 3 PTA Virtual Meeting (see info below)
  • Feb 4 Progress Reports sent home
  • Feb 8 Safer Internet Day (see PTA info below)
  • Feb 11 PTA in-Person event @CodeNinjas
  • Feb 21 Presidents' Day no school for students
  • Mar 3-17 PTA Basket Bonanza
New TECH Tool for Parents

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on the FCPS website

Monthly Fire Drills

Each month all schools in FCPS must conduct a routine fire drill. Today we took advantage of the slightly warmer temperatures and completed January's drill. Our students demonstrated their skills at "pushing and going" through the closest exit and lining up with their class to be accounted for. Classes were given advance notice of the drill, so students were able to bundle up as needed. Here's hoping that February will bring warmer temperatures! 

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 28 is Trivia night! Sign up here to participate -- access information will only be provided to those who sign up.  

Prizes will be awarded to winners!

Volunteers Needed for Care To Share-- Care to Share has been going strong, and we're collecting a good amount of extra food from school lunches to be donated to Food for Others. We could use more volunteers to help pick up and drop off the food on Tuesdays. It's easy to do if you have the time. If you're interested, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BADAC22A7F5C52-care

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.

The PTA is excited to bring after-school activities back to our schools this Spring! While definite plans are still being established, we are tentatively bringing back some old favorites and new faces.  Look for more information on options, sign ups, costs, and more in mid-January in our newsletter, on our Facebook group, via the schools' emails.

The PTA is excited to host a variety of FREE STEM activities in February!

  • February 8 is Safer Internet Day--  Look for a flier with resources on how to help kids learn how to stay safe while using social media.
  • Friday, February 11! Join the Kings Park/King Glen PTA and Code Ninjas for a FREE IN PERSON eventSign up for a slot for this event here. Please note that in order control possible crowds, only those who RSVP may attend this event.

Baskets Bonanza will be here March 3-17!  Our annual spring fundraiser has a new name and will again be a virtual event, but the essence of the event remains, -- specifically, the fabulous classroom baskets.  If you are looking for a way to volunteer, this is a great chance.  Sign up now to be a classroom basket parent.  

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

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