Kings Glen Gator Bytes April 10, 2024

Gator Bytes: News and General Information for Kings Glen ES

April 2024 Spirit Week

Attention Military-Connected Families!!!

Join us on April 19th from 1800-2000 in the Kings Glen gym!

In celebration of the month of the Military Child and their families, Kings Glen invites you to participate in our first (hopefully annual) - Battle of the Branches: Hovercraft Games!

Prepare for an electrifying event - the Battle of the Branches: Hovercraft Games!  Assemble your team of 2-6 military connected members and gear up to compete in an exhilarating challenge.

Your mission? To collect as many items as possible while navigating the gym on hovercrafts that were built and tested by KG students in SACC.

Join us for an evening of thrills, teamwork, and friendly rivalry you won't soon forget!  Which Branch will WIN…?

Sign up HERE!  If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Rode.

(View Flyer)

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. 

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!

yearbook preorder

Deadline to Preorder Your 2023-24 Yearbook is THIS FRIDAY, April 12!

The price of a yearbook is $15.  After April 12, yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  You can place your preorder through one of the following options:

HJ scan code

Email with questions. Thank you!

Upcoming SOL Testing Dates

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science


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.

6th Grade

Preorder Your 6th Grade Panoramic Picture!

6th graders had their panoramic picture taken on April 3rd.  If you would like to order a panoramic picture for your 6th grade student, please visit

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.

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.




PTA Wellness Fair

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

Our PTA Wellness Fair will take place THIS THURSDAY on April 11th at KP from 6:30-8pm.  The event will explore 3 zones (healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy earth), and participants will 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.

Looking for PTA Board Members for 2024-25

We are still 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.  We look forward to announcing the new board members for nominations on April 16th at 6:30pm at KG at our next KP/KG PTA General Membership Meeting.  We are also excited to welcome Michelle Cottrell-Williams, an FCPS Equity speaker to present immediately following our PTA meeting - sign-up here if you’d like free onsite childcare and pizza for your student(s) while attending the presentation.

Spiritwear Sale Reopened Until April 21

We have reopened our Spiritwear store until April 21st.  Current students can ship to school for free, or ship to your home.  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

Planning is underway for our 3rd annual Earth Day event on April 27th at KG.  Arrive at 3PM to help Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) to pick up trash at the trailhead closest to KG; meet at the FLAP booth for instructions and equipment.  All booths, activities, and vendors will be open from 4-6PM.  Please reach out to Britta at if you are interested in planning or volunteering for the event!

PTA Staff Appreciation Week - Coming May 6-10

KP/KG PTA will be celebrating our Totally Dope staff this year with a Saved by the 90s Staff Appreciation Week (May 6-10). It’s going to be off the hook!  More information coming soon, including ways you can contribute!

Dates to Remember

Apr. 10:  Eid al Fitr Holiday (No School)

Apr. 11:  PTA Wellness Fair (6:30-8 p.m. at Kings Park)

Apr. 12:  LBSS Pyramid Art Show (6-8 p.m. at LBSS)

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

Apr. 15 & Apr. 17-23:  Spirit Week (See Above)

Apr. 16:  SOL 5th Grade IRW (Integrated Reading and Writing)

Apr. 17:  Purple Up! Day

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

Apr. 27:  PTA Earth Day Celebration (4-6 p.m. at Kings Glen Blacktop)

May 6:  SOL 6th Grade Reading 

May 7:  SOL 5th Grade Reading 

May 8:  SOL 4th Grade Reading

May 13:  SOL  6th Grade Math  

May 14:  SOL 5th Grade Math 

May 15:  SOL 4th Grade Math 

May 21:  SOL 5th Grade Science