Kings Glen Gator Bytes January 10, 2024

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

Family Math Week


Gators - Join Us for Family Math Week!

January 8-12

FCPS is inviting students in grades K-8 for 5 nights during the week of January 8, 2024, to engage with math!  Any and ALL math experiences count. The goal is for the FCPS community to experience 1,000,000 minutes of math outside of the school day.  Let’s see how many minutes our Gators can log and contribute to the FCPS goal!

Families can log onto the FCPS Family Math website (also accessible through the Kings Glen homepage under Resources) to engage in math activities at home that include stories with mathematical concepts connected to a variety of different math games from around the world. Through rich story-based mathematics experiences, math week offers families an opportunity to experience math, literacy, history, and geography in a positive way. To access the games, families will be able to simply click on the day of the week and find their child's grade and language. The website offers explanations and videos once you scroll down. All activities are available in English and Spanish. 

Use the games and stories on the website or dust off your favorite board game and play it together. Math is all around us; how many ways can you engage in math as a family?

Food Insecurity Resources for Families

Food insecurity impacts more than 60,000 Fairfax County residents. There are many resources available to support those who need food assistance. Find out how to receive or offer support on the Fairfax County website, or view their Human Services Resource Guide for assistance with food, clothing, housing, and other services.

No Dogs Allowed

Per FCPS Reg 2125, with the exception of service animals, dogs are not allowed on school property at any time. This restriction is enforced at all times and is not limited to school hours and school days.  

Safe Students, Safe Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools believes that academic success is built on the foundation of a safe learning environment. This includes physical safety, and mental health and wellness. FCPS has a comprehensive approach to safety that involves physical security measures, online monitoring by security staff, and crisis intervention support. The division has created the Safe Students, Safe Schools Brochure (PDF) to enhance your awareness of potential hazards and to equip you with practical tips for how you can help. Visit the FCPS website for more information. 

Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse. 

Cold Weather Coming

Cold Weather Is Here!

As temperatures drop, please be sure to send your children with coats and outerwear to keep them warm for outdoor activities.  Please be sure to label your student's items and encourage your child to check the Lost & Found in cafeteria for any missing items.

Family Liaison Resources

Family Liaison Corner

Ways You Can Help Fight Hunger and Homelessness in Fairfax County:  As we enter the season of giving, here are some ways to help those experiencing hunger and homelessness in Fairfax County. 

School Year Calendar:  Be sure to bookmark the FCPS school year calendar to keep track of school holidays, breaks, and observances.

Please feel free to email Kathy Baker, Kings Glen Family Liaison, with any questions.




PTA Summer Camp Information Fair

January 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

Summer will be here before we know it! We will be hosting a Summer Camp Information Fair on January 17th from 6-7:30 pm in the Kings Park cafeteria. Over 15 local vendors will be there to provide information on their summer 2024 camp offerings.

PTA Spirit Nights at Spartan's Restaurant

January 23 & 24

Our next Spirit Night will be at Spartans - dine in or take out on January 23-24 and proceeds will come back to the KPKG PTA!  Just mention that you are supporting the KP/KG PTA when ordering.

Donations for Staff Appreciation Treats Needed

For January, the KP/KG PTA will be hosting a movie night-themed staff appreciation treat for Kings Glen.  We are seeking donations for treats/ snacks - please sign up here and drop off items by Monday January 16.

Glow Dance Planning - Volunteers Needed

Planning has started for the Glow Dance at Kings Glen on February 9th. If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee, please email Jen at

After-School Activities - Delayed Until Spring

We will not be offering winter after-school activities this year.  Stay tuned for details on the spring session!

Baskets & Bingo Coming February 23rd!

We are so excited to bring back an in-person Baskets & Bingo event this year! The event will be held on February 23rd at Lake Braddock SS. We are still looking for some “Classroom Basket Parents” to make this event a success - even if your classroom already has a volunteer, consider signing up to help with another class!  For more information and to sign up, click here.

Dates to Remember

Jan. 8:  Family Math Week (See Above)

Jan. 10:  Community Conversation about Opioid Awareness (Edison HS, 6:30 p.m.; See Above)

Jan. 15:  Martin Luther Kings, Jr. Day (No School)

Jan. 17:  PTA Summer Camp Information Fair (See Above)

Jan. 19:  Orthodox Epiphany (Cultural/Religious Observance)

Jan. 23 & 24:  PTA Spirit Night at Spartan's Restaurant (See Above)

Jan. 25:  Quarter 2 Ends (2-hr. Early Release)

Jan. 26:  Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Feb. 12:  PTA Baskets & Bingo at Lake Braddock (See Above)

Feb. 19:  Presidents Day (No School)