KG Update 5.15.2022

Dates to Note

May 17 - Virtual Meeting/Introduction Dr. Michelle Reid (link below)

May 19 - Longfellow Open House for Rising 7th graders

May 24 - Strings Concert 4th grade 5:30 p.m. and 5th/6th grade 6:30 p.m.)

May 26 - Band Concert  5th and 6th grade - 7 p.m. (at Longfellow MS)

June 2 - Chorus Concert  - 7 p.m. 

June 6 - Kinder, First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Field Day  - Sign Up to Support here!

June 7 - K-5 Field Day Rain Date (sign up here)

June 8 - Sixth Grade Field Day (sign up )/Celebration and Promotion 6:00 p.m. 

School Calendar:  2021-22

The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the school board recently.  To find out more about next year’s school calendar, visit the FCPS website.

Dear Kent Gardens' Families, 

Two weeks ago, we began a five week challenge around #kgpride. We focused on 'respect' this past week and recognized all acts of respect! This coming week, we will look for 'inclusivity'.  We are looking forward to building #kgpride and celebrating the end of the year with a school wide assembly.

We are planning for the year end. To this end, please come out and support our school for Field Day! . 

  • Field Day Sign Up - Please sign up for Field Day!  Here is the link to support! 
  • Sixth Grade Parents - use this link to sign up for Field Day. See the note below from the PTA regarding the Celebration.

Please make sure you health screen your child before sending them to school on May 16th. The new quarantine is 5 days with a return after that time with masking and no symptoms.  We appreciate your support in keeping our Kent Gardens community healthy!  For parent convenience, click here for the Daily Health Questionnaire.

Thanks for your continued support! 

Holly McGuigan                   Tia Hawkins                             Sarah Talley

Principal                              Assistant Principal                    Assistant Principal


#kgpride Challenge

We have focused on Patience and Respect as part of our #kgpride Challenge.  This week we will focus on Inclusivity! All students can earn tickets towards our year end assembly goal - show your inclusivity!

"When everyone is included, everyone wins." Jesse Jackson

Create a #kgpride Flag

As part of our year end challenge to show your #kgpride, we are asking students to create a #kgpride flag! It should show the components of #kgpride as well as our lion!  The challenge is on!  Your child may turn in the entry into the office. Due date is 5/28! We look forward to seeing the flags! 


#kgpride Flag Challenge! 

Laptop Return Plan  

It's that time of year! Laptops need to be collected before the end of the school year. ALL laptops and chargers will be turned into the school.  The schedule is detailed below.  Students that are attending SOAR summer program or Extended School Year programs will be issued computers during their program. Students in grades 3-5 should keep their black cloth computer carrier case and use it again next year. Student will NOT be given a new case for the next school year. If a student has lost their charger for their device, please use the information below to purchase a replacement charger. On the day of laptop collection, parents should send in the printed receipt as proof of payment with your child(ren).

  • Kinder and First Grade - May 31st
  • Second Grade - June 1st
  • Third Grade - June 3rd
  • Fourth Grade - June 2nd 
  • Fifth Grade - June 7th
  • Sixth Grade - June 6th 

The fee for replacing a lost power adapter, as indicated on the FCPS Website, is $23.00 and can be paid through MySchoolBucks account. Parents can create an account in MySchoolBucks as shown below.

  1. Go to or, to the MySchoolBucks link located on your school’s homepage to establish an  account
  2. Add your child indicating Kent Gardens and either use their student ID or birthdate. Parents will receive a confirmation email that your account has been established.
  3. Make purchases with your credit/debit card or electronic checks. There are no convenience fees for using the online payment system

Directions for Paying for Replacement Charger - Log into MySchoolBucks account and choose School Store at the top of the site. 


Choose Lost or Damaged Technolgoy

Click “View Details” to choose charger & child that needs a replacement


Choose student and either “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart”

Please remember to screen shot and print the receipt and send with your child to indicate that you have paid for the replacement charger.

Attendance Updates 

If your child will be absent or late, please do use this link to notify the school. If your child has an early dismissal, please do notify the school utilizing this link. 

Arrival time is 8:50 a.m. at the latest for our kiss and ride and walkers.  Note that staff is not available at kiss and ride beyond that time. Please have your child arrive on time! It is essential for them to start the day in a calm manner. 


Congratulations to Mrs. Le Moigne!

She won the Giant Food Teacher Appreciation Voting Challenge!  Thanks for your support KG parents!  It is well deserved!  

Student Intentions....2022-23

We are already planning for the next school year!  Let us know if your child(ren) might not return the next school year.  This feedback is not binding but for planning purposes. Please use this link to indicate IF you are considering or planning to move. 

Dr. Reid Virtual Town Hall May 17th 7:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m., incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall. Watch your email and upcoming issues of FCPS This Week for more details, including how to register. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Dr. Reid held an in-person town hall May 3 that can be viewed on the FCPS YouTube Channel. 

Technology Support - ParentVue

If you or your child is experiencing issues with technology, a Student Portal is available for parents, guardians, or students to submit a request directly for technology help. For parent support with  SIS or Schoology, submit a request for help through the Parent Portal.  Progress reports will be available in ParentVue. Note that you can also seek additional information regarding ParentVue in this link. As noted above, progress reports are available online on January 29th.

SOL Dates for 3rd- 6th Grade Students

We have completed many of our state assessments.  The students are performing well - thanks for your support!  Note the dates below that are upcoming.  In addition, if your child has missed an assessment, we will reschedule the assessment. 

  • Grade 3
    • Math - Thursday, May 19
  • Grade 4
    • Math - Wednesday, May 18
  • Grade 5
    • Math - Tuesday, May 17
  • Grade 6
    • Math - Monday, May 16

Student Tutoring Available

We are excited to share a new resource that is available to all Kent Gardens' students by mid April to support learning. All FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through at no cost.  Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology.  For more information, see the FCPS website.  Check out the frequently asked questions for more information.

Longfellow Open House

Longfellow is excited welcome our newest Lancers to our Rising 7th Grade Open House on May 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!  Visitors will be able to walk the halls of Longfellow and see how our classrooms are set up, check out the cafeteria, hear from some of our student organizations and more! Longfellow administrators and counselors will be on hand to answer questions. There will not be a large-group presentation; this is an ‘Open House’ style event in which students may come with their family at any time during the evening.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Madigan, Director of Student Services, at

PTA News and Updates


On June 8th from 11am-1pm, the 6th graders will be celebrating with a Hollywood-themed event!  The event will include food, games, a DJ and much more!  

* To ensure the day is memorable and we can do all that is planned, we are asking for parent donations.  Any amount you are able to contribute will be appreciated, however we are recommending $40 per 6th grader. To donate, please click here to submit payment by Monday, May 16th.

* Please complete this waiver for your child(ren) to participate in Bubble Ball and Hamster Ball activities no later than Monday, May 16th.  If we don't have a waiver by this date, your child will not be able to participate in this activity. 


The PTA and KG parents are hosting a series of events and programs to help kindergarten families to get to know each other and learn more about the school during the coming months and the first weeks of school. Information about the kinder playdates and other back to school events are listed below.

Kinder Playdates—Kinder playdates are informal get-togethers on the Kent Gardens playground and are hosted by the PTA and other Kindergarten parents. You are welcome at any or all playdates. Information about the PTA and school programs will be available during the playdates. Remember sunscreen—the playground is not shaded! Please note, bathrooms will not be available during the playdates.

  • Saturday, May 21, 10:00am – 12:00 noon
  • Sunday, June 26, 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, August 6, 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 – 8:00 (This is our Pre-Open House playdate, and class assignments may have been distributed. If so, students will be able to identify students in their class.)

You can confirm the status of the play dates on the Kent Gardens PTA Facebook page.

Back-to-School Events

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022: New Family Gathering - 5:00 – 6:00 (Tours available)
  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 : New Family Gathering Rain date
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022: Open House 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 31 or Thursday, September 1 (Date TBA): Back to School Night 

Bethany Nguyen, Chair, Kindergarten Kick-off Program