Kings Glen Gator Bytes March 6, 2024

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES


Kings Jesters The Descendants Tickets On Sale Now!

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!

March Mathness

March Mathness at Kings Glen!

Many thanks to all the staff and families and members of the business community who participated in Kings Glen Math Night on Friday, March 1st.  

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:

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Email with questions. Thank you!

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!

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

AAP News

Families, please find attached the Advanced Academics Program (AAP) Spring Newsletter, with information about screening for Subject Specific (Level II), Part-Time (Level III), and Full-Time (Level IV) Services as well as an overview of the continuum of Advanced Academic services in FCPS. If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Rode, AART Teacher.

Spring Newsletters and translations are on the hub, under the Community Outreach and Communications tab -

Purple Up!

Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8. 

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

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Bruins Care

Spring Sports Kickoff at LBSS

Tuesday, March 12, 5-7 p.m.

The LB Athletic Leadership class is hosting a Spring Sports Kickoff on March 12 from 5-7PM on the blacktop. The event is FREE to everyone. There will be food trucks and some small side games for students to participate in (corn hole, kan jam, video games, etc.). (View Flyer)

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There will be FREE ENTRY for elementary students wearing school spiritwear; adults pay $5 entry to go to any of the 5 varsity games listed above.

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: 

Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with peer conflicts or facing some other potentially serious difficulty, and help is available.


️ 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.




PTA Business

Thank you to Erin Farrell-Kendrick, Meghan Walker, and Yaisiel Torres who were elected at our PTA GMM last week to be on the nominating committee for the 2024-25 PTA Board.  During the meeting, we also voted to amend our budget, given our huge fundraising success.  Please reach out to if you are interested in learning more about being involved with the PTA.

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.

PTA Newsletter

The March PTA newsletter is out.  Check it out here.

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.  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!

Dates to Remember

Mar. 11:  First Full Day of Ramadan (Religious and Cultural Observance)

Mar. 12:  Spring Sports Kickoff at LBSS (See Above)

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

Mar. 19-21:  Kings Jesters Performance Nights

Mar. 22:  End of 2nd 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)