Concurrent Teaching #12

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Ms. Ehsani demonstrating concurrent teaching model. 

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

As we head into the Thanksgiving Holidays, I want to take a moment to let you all know how thankful I am for the Kilmer Community. Although this Thanksgiving will look different for many of us, I am hopeful that we all can find some joy in the season with the people who we love the most.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy Miller



If your student will not be attending classes Monday (11/23) and/or Tuesday (11/24), please call the attendance line at 703 846 8888.  

We will follow the regular bell schedule on Tuesday, November 24..


NO Afterschool Activities Nov. 23rd-27th. *HaHaHoliday Practice will take place on Tuesday at its regular time. 

My Science Olympiad is a new program that complements Science Olympiad’s traditional tournament contests and is available to all middle school students who love STEM and want to stay engaged – at home or at school. This is  open to students whether or not they are a part of a school team. Kilmer will not offer Science Olympiad this year. 

As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology Afterschool Group - access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV. Contact  After School Program Specialist,  Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

Kilmer Pantry

The Kilmer Pantry is being replenished to provide non-perishable food items to our families in need.  We plan to begin food distribution in mid-December.

We are collecting items through a drive thru donation every Monday from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you next Monday, Nov, 23. . 

In addition families are invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of Debra David at Kilmer). We will have an Amazon WishList starting next week. 

Donation requests include: Pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, pasta, rice, beans, cereal, oatmeal, cooking oil, peanut butter, crackers, microwave popcorn, granola bars, canned fruit/applesauce, canned tuna, canned veggies, instant macaroni and cheese.

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community and are hopeful to see you at one of our Monday drive thru donation times. 

If you want your family to receive food, please contact your child’s counselor. 

Picture Day

Save the Date - we will have our annual picture day on Thursday, December 10, Friday, December 11 and Thursday, December 17 from 3-7pm.  Please check your email - you should receive a communication from our photographer, Lifetouch, within the next few days with a link to sign up for a picture appointment time. Photos will take place in the gym with required health and safety guidelines.  All students must wear a mask except when their photo is taken.  Upon arriving at the Kilmer campus, parents should park around the bus loop and remain in their car until their student is finished (~20 minutes). Students will begin the photo process with the Health Screening Station at the school entrance by the trailers at the back of the parking lot. We will have people out directing traffic and showing students where to go. 

Parent Schoology Meeting Recording

Thank you to all our parents who attended our Schoology meeting earlier this week. Topics covered included parent access to Schoology, clarity around gradebooks, tracking and reviewing assignments, the Schoology calendar and contacting teachers.   The recording and slide deck are both available on our website

Important Update on Grab and Go Meals: Delivery Times and Some Bus Stop Locations Have Changed

Fairfax County Public Schools is offering no-cost nutritious meals to ALL students through June 30, 2021. Meals are available at school sites and along bus routes.

As of November 9, grab and go bus delivery times and some bus stop locations have changed. The updated bus schedule is now available online. Bus delivery times were changed to accommodate the need for more buses to transport students returning to school buildings for in-person learning.

Breakfast and lunch meals are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Breakfast and lunch are served at the same time. Breakfast and lunch are also offered at no-cost to any student who attends in-person instruction at a school Monday-Friday. Meals for Saturday and Sunday are offered at sites and on bus routes every Friday.

More information is available online, or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

Information on scoliosis and methods for early detection.

The Scoliosis Fact Sheet and translations are available at: 

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

As we approach a time of year when families are accustomed to traveling, many may find they need to reschedule or cancel plans due to the pandemic. While it’s not quite the same as visiting loved ones or exploring new spots, we want to encourage our community to use the Kilmer Library as your travel agent! 

We share a range of different #VirtualVacations that will take you around the world through sightseeing, activities and recommended reading -- all without the cost of airline tickets or a hotel! Climb aboard and travel with us! Check out all of our destinations at And, if there’s somewhere else you’d like to visit, reach out to Gretchen Hazlin, librarian ( and we’ll plan another trip!

New employment opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)! 

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.             

FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers!

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here.  Say Yes 2 FCPS!