Community Book Talk #4

community book talk

Join us for Kilmer's Community Book Talk - September 30

A message from Principal, Amy Miller

Dear Kilmer families,

Thank you for attending the Kilmer Virtual Back-to-School Night this past week. You can view the recordings or power points of the Back-to-School Night presentations by going to the “Start Here” folder for each course in Schoology. 

Next week, the students will engage in a lesson on the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities during fourth period PAWS Advisory. Every year we ask that parents and guardians complete the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form. Please see below for additional information and to complete the form. 

We are looking forward to our next Community Book Talk this Wednesday, September 30, at 3:30 pm.  We will be discussing STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.  


Amy Miller



If your child is going to miss all day or part of the instructional day, please call the attendance line at 703 846 88888 or go online at and submit the online form.  

Action Needed: SR&R Updates and SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at .  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using the following link: 

(All links should be opened in Google Chrome.) The form must be filled out one time per student. Please use this link only for Kilmer students. 


Community Book Talk

We will be having our second Community Book Talk on STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi on Wednesday, September 30th at 3:30 PM. If you would like to participate in this conversation, please sign up here.   

 As a reminder, our librarians have developed a website that has many resources. Please know that you are welcome to join the book talk even if you have not completed the reading of the book. We encourage you to explore our library website for antiracism resources. The website can be accessed here


“Go Paperless” Report Card Option Reminder

Parents can opt to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students and progress reports for ES students. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless"  All parents who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

Giving our students access to books is incredibly important to us in the library! Students can easily find eBooks and audiobooks through our online collections with just a few clicks. Check out this video to see how our Kilmer Cougars have a whole library of books at their fingertips.

Also, we know that eBooks aren’t for everyone and that reading a print book is a great way to pull back from the screen a bit. Cougars @ the Curb, our Kilmer Library curbside checkout service is now open for business on Mondays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm! Watch our promo video to learn more! And find all of the details on how to participate in Cougars @ the Curb on our flyer. Questions? Please reach out to Gretchen Hazlin, librarian, at

News form Afterschool

Afterschool has gone virtual!  All students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file.


From 3:30-5:15PM students are invited to meet club sponsors, hear details and ask questions during our Afterschool Activities Open House on Monday, September 28th. Clubs will meet beginning this Tuesday, the 29th at 2:30PM. Activities will continue to roll out in the coming weeks. Students should check their FCPS emails for the Afterschool Group Schoology Code on Monday morning – the session links and times for the Open House will be provided there. They will also be able to access descriptions and /access details.


What if you miss Open House? Don’t Panic! Contact  or the club sponsor.  



All students must log in at 8:30 AM on Monday mornings with their fourth period PAWS Advisory teacher. Attendance will be taken. 


Mondays schedule

Reflections Program 


Submission Due Date: Friday, October 23, 2020


Contact: Virginia Lee


Review official rules here.  


Instructions for Submission: 

  • Click on the link below for the DIVISION (Middle School or Special Artists) and CATEGORY for your entry.
  • Fill out the fields on the 1st page of the form.
  • Submit your entry file via dropbox on the 2nd page of the form.

Middle School Division - Categories:

Special Artists Division - Categories: