Kings Glen Gator Bytes March 20, 2024 UPDATED

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

Spring Break

Spring Break

March 25-29; Teacher Workdays April 1 & 2

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!

We wish our Gator families a wonderful and restful Spring Break!


Kings Jesters Descendants Tickets!

Remaining Show Dates March 20 and 21

Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased via cash, or check payable to Kings Glen ES. There are still a few seats left for tonight and tomorrow's shows. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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!

Family Engagement Survey

The Family Engagement survey is designated to gather data to further inform implementation of the 2023-30 Strategic Plan. It is available in nine language translations (Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashtu, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese). Deadline is Friday, March 22.

Survey link: Family Engagement Survey 2023-24 | Fairfax County Public Schools (

If you prefer a paper copy, please contact Kathy Baker, Family Liaison at (703) 239-4000.

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures Available to View and Purchase

Spring pictures were taken on Friday, February 23rd. To view and order photos online, please visit Once prompted for an online code, use your Student ID (your student may also recognize this as their lunch or library number). Families can email for any questions about the ordering process.

LBSS Art Show

Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show

Friday, April 12, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for the Lake Braddock Pyramid Art Show at the LBSS gym on April 12th from 6-8pm to view selected artworks from all our feeder schools including Kings Glen. There will be art, music, food, and much more!

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.

FCPS Principal Evaluation - Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

Open Monday, March 18 - Friday, April 5

On Monday, March 18, Kings Glen Elementary School parents/guardians were 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!

NexTrex Recycling

Keep the Plastic Coming! Our Trex Recycling Goal is 1000 Lbs!

Our goal is to collect 1000 pounds of plastic and earn a Trex park bench!  Send in plastic bags, films and wraps to Kings Glen to be weighed (no food residue, please). Please email Kathy Baker (KGES Family Liaison) with questions.

Guide to recyclable plastics

School & Community Recycling Programs | NexTrex

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: 

A study on elementary and middle schools found that attendance rates in June are 5.8% higher than April. Let's work together to end the school year successfully!


View April Family Resource Seminars here.

️ 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 Wellness Fair

Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8 p.m.

Planning for our PTA Wellness Fair on April 11th at KP from 6:30-8pm is in full swing - formerly advertised as “PTA Family Fitness Night”, we have rebranded to encompass many more “health” aspects.  Come explore the 3 zones (healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy earth), and interact with local community resources for healthier families.  All attendees will receive a free gift and have a chance to win prizes; the Judy Makes Juice truck will be onsite offering a variety of juices, smoothies, & healthy food options.

Spiritwear Sale Reopened Until April 21

We have reopened our Spiritwear store until April 21st.  Current students can ship to their school for free, or ship to your home (free for orders $50+).  Get ready for a new school year now with some fresh spiritwear!  (...time to get your KG gear if you’ll be a rising 4th grader!!)

PTA Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 27

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!

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.

Dates to Remember

Mar. 18-22:  Spring Spirit Week (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. 10:  Eid al Fitr Holiday (No School)

Apr. 11:  PTA Wellness Fair

Apr. 12:  LBSS Pyramid Art Show (See Above)

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

Apr. 21:  PTA Spiritwear Sales Deadline (See Above)

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