Kings Glen Gator Bytes February 1, 2024

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

4th Grade Strings Concert

Wednesday, February 7

Concert Time 6:30 p.m. (Call Time 6:00 p.m.)

Strings Concert

Love Math

Coming Soon – March Mathness!

Friday, March 1st

Mark your calendars!  Kings Glen will be hosting a Family Math Night on Friday, March 1st. The Computational Thinking information session and hands-on activities have been postponed and will be a part of the Math Night. We look forward to seeing you there. More information coming soon!

FCPS Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The FCPS Magnet Program registration window will be open from Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12, 2024.  No late applications are accepted.

To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Information Nights and visit the FCPS Elementary Magnet School Lottery page for more information:

  • Bailey’s Upper, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
  • Hunters Woods Elementary, February 12 at 5:30 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 26 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bailey’s Primary, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. (In-person)
    • Snow date: February 21 at 6:00 p.m.

6th Grade News

Save the Date!  6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Tuesday, June 11 at 9:15 a.m.  •  Kings Glen Elementary School

Details to Come for this Time-Honored Tradition!

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.

'Attendance Matters' Fact of the Week...  By sixth grade, chronic absenteeism becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.

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.




Kings Glen Glow Dance (Kings Glen students only)

Friday, February 9, 6-8 p.m.

The Kings Glen FREE Glow Dance is taking place from 6-8 pm on February 9th at KG!  You must pre-register here by February 7th.  Pizza will be available for $1/slice (cash) and the 6th Grade Promotion Committee will also be selling snacks.  Please make sure students leave their cell phones at home and adhere to the dress code as per FCPS SR&R.  A responsible chaperone adult must accompany students (up to 3).

Appreciation Treats for February

For February, the KP/KG PTA will be hosting a Valentine's themed staff appreciation treat for both Kings Park AND Kings Glen!!  We are seeking donations for Valentine's themed treats/snacks that will show our staff at both schools that they are loved! Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Thank you for your continued support!

PTA Earth Day Event in April

Planning has begun for our annual Earth Day event on April 27th at KG.  Please reach out to us at if you are interested in being part of the event committee!.

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.

PTA Family Fitness Night

Our Family Fitness Night is coming up on April 11th.  Interested in volunteering?  Sign up here to be on the committee.

Dates to Remember

Feb. 7:  4th Grade Strings Concert (6:30 p.m.)

Feb. 9:  PTA Glow Dance (Kings Glen Students Only - Chaperone Required)

Feb. 19:  Presidents Day (No School)

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

Feb. 29:  PTA General Membership Meeting (6:30 p.m. at Kings Park ES)

Mar. 1:  March Mathness! at Kings Glen