Kings Glen Gator Bytes February 7, 2024

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

4th Grade Strings Concert

TONIGHT, February 7

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

Strings Concert

Kindness Spirit Week


Kindness Week at Kings Glen

February 12-16

Kings Glen will be participating in the statewide Virginia Kindness Week, February 12-16. Our Student Leadership Council shared choice boards with their classes that include various ways to show kindness in our school, homes, and community. Kings Glen will be enjoying a spirit week with daily themes and will be collecting hygiene items for our community members and donating the items to ECHO in Springfield. Here is the list of items needed by ECHO:

  • Children’s Toothbrushes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Bath Soap
  • Facial Tissues
  • Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Band Aids
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers - Sizes 3, 4, 5
  • Shaving Cream

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!

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...  Planning family events or trips? Remember, weekends & school holidays are golden! Keep school absences to a minimum, as 10% missed can lead to chronic absence.

Upcoming Webinars at the Family Resource Center:

  • Behavior Solution Series for Elementary and Secondary Families
    • Proactive strategies for effective communication
    • Taming Tantrums and more
    • Taming the Teenaged Brain
  • Transition Planning for students in Special Education
  • How to handle disappointing grades (Presenter: Ann Donlin)
  • Sibshops
  • FBA/BIP Essentials for Families
    • the process for identifying and supporting children who exhibit concerning behaviors at school

(Register for the above-listed seminars here)

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.




Glow Dance (Kings Glen Students Only)

Friday, February 9 (6-8 p.m. at Kings Glen ES)

The Kings Glen FREE Glow Dance is taking place from 6-8 pm THIS FRIDAY at KGYou 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).

PTA Newsletter

Our latest PTA newsletter is out.  Check it out here.

Baskets & Bingo

Friday, February 23 (5:00 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School)

Baskets and Bingo is coming up on Friday, February 23rd at 5 pm at LBSSCheck out our flier for information, and reach out to with any questions.

Staff Appreciation Treats for February

We are seeking a few more donations for Valentine's themed treats/snacks for both KP and KG that will show our staff at both schools that they are loved during our monthly staff appreciation! Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Thank you for your continued support!

Upcoming PTA Events in April

Our Family Fitness Night is coming up on April 11th.  Interested in volunteering?  Sign up here to be on the committee.  Planning has also 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 still looking for candidates for the Nominating Committee.  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, at  Similarly, please reach out to Charlotte if you have any interest in serving on the 2024-2025 PTA board.

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. 12-16:  Virginia Kindness Week (See Above)

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