Kings Glen Gator Bytes February 14, 2024

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

Presidents Day

Presidents Day Holiday

Monday, February 19 • Schools Closed

Kindness Week at Kings Glen

February 12-16

Kindness Spirit Week


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

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day

Friday, February 23

You will be able to view and order your child’s photos in their online gallery approximately ten days after picture day. If you have any questions leading up to picture day, please reach out to Victor O’Neill Studios by emailing


FCPS CARES is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Learn how you can acknowledge an FCPS employee.

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

Attending school even if your student arrives late is valuable for their academic success!

Food Insecurity Resources for Families

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

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.

Upcoming Webinars at the Family Resource Center:

  • Behavior Solution Series for Elementary and Secondary Families
  • 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)




Glow Dance - Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that volunteered at and came to the Glow Dance last week - we hope everyone had a great time!

PTA  After School Activities

Information Coming Soon!

Spring after-school activities for both KP and KG are being finalized - details should be available here within the next week!

Baskets & Bingo - Coming Soon!

Friday, February 23 at Lake Braddock SS

Baskets and Bingo is coming up on Friday, February 23rd at 5 pm at LBSSCheck out our flier for tons of information; and browse and pre-purchase raffle and food tickets here.  Bingo will be free to play.  Please reach out to with any questions.

Upcoming Events - Family Fitness Night and PTA Earth Day

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

Feb. 19:  Presidents Day (No School)

Feb. 23:  Spring Picture Day

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