Kings Glen Gator Bytes January 17, 2024

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

Club and Candid Pictures - January 22

Photographers are coming to Kings Glen on Monday, January 22 to take club and candid pictures for the yearbook. If your child is in a school club/activity, they will be called as a group to report to the gym where the picture will be taken.

Candid photos will be taken throughout the school building.

Computational Thinking Session at Kings Glen

Thursday, January 25, 12-1 PM in the Library

Join us for a special session on Computational Thinking, on Thursday, January 25th from 12-1 PM. Explore how computational thinking strategies to include pattern analysis, decomposition, abstraction, and algorithmic thinking are being used to help students continue to develop problem solving skills. Parents/guardians will learn about what computational thinking is, how it is being incorporated into instruction, and engage in a hands-on activity. Reservations are not required, but please register here for planning purposes.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Rode.

Personal Electronic Devices

We want to share a friendly reminder about the  SRR guidelines. In elementary schools, phones must be silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day.

PLEASE NOTE: Watches that serve a dual purpose (e.g., smartwatch) may be worn; however, phone features (e.g., texting, Internet, calls, etc.) are to be turned off when phone use is prohibited.

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. 

Family Liaison Resources

Family Liaison Corner

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

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.

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC). Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

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.

Candidates for Nominating Committee

We’re looking for candidates for the Nominating Committee.  Each year the PTA elects a Nominating Committee to put forth a slate of candidates for the PTA's next executive board. The PTA plans to elect the nominating committee at our February 29 meeting.  Are you interested in serving on this committee?  Please contact PTA president, Charlotte Hannagan.  Similarly, please reach out to Charlotte if you have any interest in serving on the 2024-2025 PTA board.

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

Dates to Remember

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

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

Jan. 22:  Clubs and Candids Pictures (Beginning 9 a.m.)

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

Jan. 25:  Computational Thinking Session (See Above; 12-1 p.m.)

Jan. 25:  Quarter 2 Ends (2-hr. Early Release at 1:25 p.m.)

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

Feb. 19:  Presidents Day (No School)

Feb. 23:  PTA Baskets & Bingo at Lake Braddock SS