Picture Day

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Library Orientation


A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend! With the unofficial end of summer now past, we are definitely in full swing here at Kilmer!

This past week, I was able to join Eighth Graders in the library while they were getting oriented to the Kilmer Library and learning about all the amazing resources and opportunities that are available. Our two librarians, Mrs. Hazlin and Mrs. Tempesta, have created a library space in which students can engage in inquiry, meet new friends, explore their interests, talk, have fun, study, and overall be a part of a positive learning community. In Mrs. Hazlin and Mrs. Tempesta’s own words: “In the Kilmer Library, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth.”

While I was visiting the library, the students were sharing their library memories which were enjoyable and quite funny to hear. Then they engaged in a lock-box escape room activity in small groups. In order to figure out the combinations on the locks the students participated in a library scavenger hunt that oriented them to all the resources. Students had a chance to browse and check out books and if they had a few minutes they could play a game of chess. The positive energy and activity was incredible. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal


Student Picture Day

Student photos will be taken through PE class on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. More information on purchase will be provided next week. 


Upcoming Student Screenings

All families received an e-notify email regarding two upcoming assessments for students including the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener. All FCPS students in grades 3-12 will take the SEL Screener in the fall, winter, and spring with the first screening scheduled for Kilmer students on Wednesday October 20th or Friday, October 22nd. This brief screener focuses on skills and experiences related to self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making and is not the mental health screening we have administered in the past with all 7th graders. The mental health wellness program and screening will be scheduled later this fall and more information about that program, along with an opportunity to opt-out, will be shared with families in the coming weeks. 


Student Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

SR

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 


Yearbooks

Online orders are now being accepted for this year's Kilmer yearbook. Regular price of the yearbook is $40 but act now and get $5 off! Yearbooks can only be purchased online so act now! This special price is only until 10/29/21.

Interested in getting a personalized nameplate for your students yearbook? Personalization must be ordered before January 31st so don’t delay. 

Click on this link to order: https://tinyurl.com/kmsyearbook2022 

Questions, email KMSYearbook@fcps.edu 


Kilmer Food Pantry

As we have in the past, we continue to support families in need with our food pantry. If you can help, we have several easy ways to donate. 

Cash Donations: If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

Drop Off Locations: Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

Online Purchases: You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of the PTA or Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 


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