Kings Park Tuesday Message, Oct 19th

Kings Park Tuesday Message

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.

School Photos TOMORROW and Thursday

Kinder and First Grade, Wednesday October 20th

Second and Third Grade, Thursday, October 21st

All students will be photographed for school records either tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20th  (Kindergarten and First Grade) or Thursday, October 21st (Second and Third Grade).  Package options from Strawbridge Studios can be found electronically through the attached link.  Additionally, paper copies were sent home in your student’s Take Home Envelope (we apologize for any confusion as the dates on the printed copy are not correct).

Parents can choose to purchase photos, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting our school.   If you decide to order a photo package, please return the envelope to school by photo day.  Photos should arrive in a few weeks.  Make-up photos and re-takes will occur Wednesday December 1st.

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!

Student–Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning October 13, FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3 million in unrestricted funds from the Impact Aid grant. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

Additional information about the Impact Aid Survey can be found at

spirit day

Save the Dates! Kings Park ES October Spirit Days

This Friday October 22nd: Celebrate Socktober with Crazy Sock Day
Wear a pair, donate a pair. Wear crazy socks to school and bring one pair of NEW socks to donate. Each classroom will have a collection bag. Child and adult socks welcome. Help the Lake Braddock Pyramid collect socks for those in need this winter. Donations will go to local shelters and ECHO.

Next Friday October 29th: Storybook Character Day
Help Kings Park ES celebrate our love of literacy. Dress up as your favorite storybook character and bring your favorite book along! Be creative, but no masks or weapons.

AAP Level 4 (full-time) Screening Process

Students in grades 2-7 may apply

Some advanced learners need a full-time advanced academic program, including differentiated instruction in all four core content areas and access to a peer group with similar academic needs. Students in grades 2-7 may be screened for these full-time AAP services through a central selection process.

In order to initiate screening, families must submit the Level 4 Referral Form on or before December 15, 2021.

Questions, forms, and any additional materials should be directed to the school’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART):

More information about the Level 4 screening process can be found in the video recording ( from Mrs. Keane and Mrs. Rode. A Spanish translation of the slides can be found here.

Family question and answer (Q&A) sessions specific to the Level 4 screening process will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 10/27 from 6:00-6:45pm as well as on Friday 10/29 from 10:45-11:30am. Both Mrs. Keane (KP) and Mrs. Rode (KG) plan to attend these sessions.

If you would like to receive a link to attend a Q&A session, please email Mrs. Keane ( with your child’s name, grade level, and the session you would like to attend (Wednesday or Friday). Please reach out for the link no later than the day before the session you wish to attend.

AAP forms can be found at:

Additional identification and placement information can be found at:

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

The Cover Art Contest for this year's Kings Park yearbook is going on now.  Student artwork showing how they can make KP a "Space for All" can be submitted until October 21st.  Paper entries can be handed into your child's teacher or email a high quality image or pdf to  

Complete rules are available here.


Kings Park/Kings Glen PTA Meeting 

Gorgeous Gourds. The PTA is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest!  See our website for additional details, some of which are coming soon.  There will be different categories and prizes.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Winter Clothing Donation Drive

The PTA will be collecting winter clothing items needed for our school families on Friday 10/22 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kings Park, concurrent with the Fall Family Photo Shoot.

Items needed include:

  • NEW or GENTLY USED winter coats--Boys Small (size 5-6), Medium (size 8-10), Large (size 10-12) and Girls Medium (size 8-10)
  • NEW winter hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves
  • NEW socks (adult sizes preferred, kids ok too) for Socktober

Fall Photo Event.   Looking for some Fall family photos?  The PTA is once again teaming with local photographer Susan Johnson to offer a Fall Family photo opportunity on Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24 at Kings ParkSign up for your slot here!

The 2021-2022 Directory is here! The 2021-2022 Kings Park/Kings Glen online directory is now available for FREE to all KP/KG families. View our website for information on how to access!

PTA Spirit Night.  Drop your kids off at InCourage on Friday, October 22 at 6:30pm for a Glow Dodgeball PTA Spirit Night.  The cost is $25 per child with 100% of the proceeds coming to the PTA!  See our website for how to register.  

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Oct 20, 21 School Photos
  • Oct 22 Crazy Sock Day and Socktober Sock Donations
  • Oct 22 PTA Clothing Drive 6-8pm @Kings Park
  • Oct 29 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm
  • Nov 1-2 Teacher Workdays - no school for students
  • Nov 11 2-hour early release. Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm 
  • Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - no school for students


Dotty Lin

Mrs. Dotty Lin
Kings Park ES