KG 5.10.20 Update

Administration Notes 

Dear Parents,

We had a great week with virtual/synchronous learning!  Thanks again for your support of Teacher Appreciation and our teachers’ work.  We are working to connect with all students on a personal level.  Should you feel your child needs some special attention or love – please do reach out to your teacher(s) and/or administration.  We all enjoy making connections and supporting.  Note that the counselors’ corner below also contains information regarding webinars and other ways to support families.   

We will continue with the Parent Coffees. If you have questions, please input your questions here.  If you wish to ask and share during the morning coffee that is fine as well.  The link to the Tuesday Parent Coffee is here.  It will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8 a.m. which should avoid any conflicts with the virtual learning.  

Note that we are making plans for collection of student items and medicines. We will be releasing information and hope to start distribution the week of May 22nd but note this date may change. Detailed information will be forthcoming. We will also communicate regarding the return of library books and laptops that have been distributed. 

Sixth grade room parents remitted information to the students regarding the Virtual Farewell ceremony. If you haven’t received the information, please do reach out to one of us – the administrators will forward to you.

Other end of year items that we will be communicating about include:

  • Band and Strings Decision/Sign Up
  • Chorus Participation/Sign Up
  • Patrols Sign Up
  • End of Year Class Virtual Celebration

Happy Mother's Day to all!! 

Warmly and virtually,

Holly McGuigan            Pier McGrath                          Tia Hawkins

Principal                        Assistant Principal                  Assistant Principal

School News and Notes

School Updates:

Positivity Character Strength:  The character strength for the week of May 11th- May 15th is Leadership. This strength means that you value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best. Leadership can be both formal and informal. It is concerned with getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future. 


Counselor Support: The Kent Gardens’ Student Support Team would like to bring attention to the importance of maintaining a mentally healthy lifestyle during these unprecedented times. Please visit the Counselor’s Corner on your child’s Blackboard Specialist page in Blackboard Learning 24/7. We invite you to engage in wellness family challenges that will keep you upbeat and happy and encourage you to utilize any of the resources that may be helpful to you and your child. Other resources include the FCPS webpage for resources. Here is a link for free webinars that might support your family as well.


Specialists Schedule Overview: Click here for a summary of specials for our music, art, P.E., FLES, Band, Strings etc.


Registration for Kindergarten If you have a rising kindergartener please register by completing the FCPS registration forms and registering with Tracy Dean by emailing In order to collect additional information regarding your child, we request that you complete the following form.  We will be holding a virtual kindergarten orientation for our parents.  We will include the link in the next News You Choose and email those parents who have contacted us directly.


Essential Standard Documents: Essential Standards documents have been created for PreK-6 across the four core content areas for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Essential standards are identified in reading/writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. To access these Essential Standards documents, click here to navigate to the KGES website.

Class Placement Input:  Click here to complete the google form to have input for the next school year 2020-2021.  Note that we do not accept specific teacher requests.  Due date is May 12, 2020.

Parent Coffee: Weekly Parent Coffees will be held through the month of May on Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m. Join us on Tuesday, May 12 by accessing here


PTA News:

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from April 27 to May 10 – Very exciting news! Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started - Happy reading! Last day to order!!


PTA Meeting: Please join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm for our final PTA meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. Meeting information is posted in PTA Facebook and webpage.