Kings Glen Gator Bytes March 13, 2024

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES


Don't Forget to Purchase Your Kings Jesters The Descendants Tickets!

Show Dates March 19, 20, and 21

The Kings Jesters will be performing the musical The Descendants on Tuesday March 19, Wednesday March 20 and Thursday, March 21! Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased via MySchoolBucks (Kings Glen students only), cash, or check payable to Kings Glen ES.  If paying by cash/check, please place in envelope with your student's name and teacher.  Seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets soon!

Spring Spirit Week

yearbook preorder

Preorder Your 2023-24 Yearbook!!

Deadline to Preorder is Friday, April 12

The 2023-24 Yearbook sales are open now!  The price of a yearbook is $15.  You can place your preorder through one of the following options:

HJ scan code

Email with questions. Thank you!

Parent Input for the 2024-2025 School Year

As we begin planning for the upcoming school year, our staff collaborates regarding student placements.  A variety of factors such as student personalities, friendships, and academic abilities are considered as we create our new classes.  Other factors impacting the decision-making process of student class assignments are new student enrollments and teachers moving to a new assignment.     

Kings Glen families may assist in this process by sharing insights. Please note the following when providing information. We do not accept requests for specific teachers for the upcoming grade placement.  This includes hints that reference specific teachers.  We cannot guarantee friend requests nor exceptions for other students whereby there may be a conflict. We do our best to create a positive learning year for your child.

Please provide your input by submitting this form as it will ensure we have your request.  Please do not email us additional information.  Completion of the form is optional. However, the deadline for any correspondence is May 24 at 4 PM. Thank you for your input.

Student Attendance

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources

New Regulation on Meditation and Silent Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are designated areas within a school or on school premises for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact the school office regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more information.

Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with our school’s dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

FCPS Principal Evaluation - Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

Open Monday, March 18 - Friday, April 5

On Monday, March 18, Kings Glen Elementary School parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Elementary Institute for the Arts

Deadline Tuesday, April 30th

Students in all FCPS schools can enroll in the Elementary Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a weekly Arts enrichment program for students in rising 3rd through 6th grades during the month of July. Students take classes in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance every day. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Elementary Institute for the Arts website for more information or email

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 regularly helps students feel better about school — and themselves

FCPS Virtual Military Family Gathering, Wednesday, March 13th, 7-8 p.m. Family and School Partnerships invites military-connected parents and guardians to attend a special virtual gathering to connect directly with FCPS staff and community members, learn about valuable resources, and share their experiences within FCPS. Please register for this event to receive the Zoom link and meeting invitation.  Questions? Email Meredith Ayala, Family Partnerships Specialist, Military-Connected Youth & Families, at or


️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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.




Looking for PTA Board Members for 2024-25

We are looking for new PTA board members for the 2024-25 school year.  Please reach out to if you are interested in learning more about being involved with the PTA.  We are specifically seeking a VP, Education and Community Outreach, and a VP, Fundraising.

PTA Spirit Night at Wendy's

Tuesday, March 19

Our next Spirit Night is taking place on March 19th at Wendy’s (6056 Burke Commons Rd). In-person or drive-thru orders only - must bring or show flier.

PTA Spring After-School Activities

There are still a few spots available in our Spring after-school activities for KP and KG - details & registration links here! Please reach out to your child’s counselor to inquire about scholarships.

DC United • PTA Night of Soccer

Join us for a thrilling night of soccer at Audi Field on June 1st as Kings Park and Kings Glen come together to support DC United! Tickets start at just $25, and by using this special link, you guarantee you'll be sitting with other KP/KG families for the game.

PTA Wellness Fair & Earth Day Events

Planning for our PTA Wellness Fair on April 11th is in full swing - formerly advertised as “PTA Family Fitness Night”, we are rebranding to encompass many more “health” aspects.  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 any planning committees!

Dates to Remember

Mar. 18-22:  Spring Spirit Week (See Above)

Mar. 19:  PTA Spirit Night at Wendy's (See Above)

Mar. 19-21:  Kings Jesters Performance Nights (See Above)

Mar. 22:  End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 25-29:  Spring Break (No School)

Apr. 1-2:  Teacher Workdays (No School for Students)

Apr. 11:  PTA Wellness Fair (Information to Come)

Apr. 12:  Deadline to Preorder Yearbooks (See Above)

Apr. 27:  PTA Earth Day Event (Information to Come)