Kings Glen Gator Bytes April 17, 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.

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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 Chorus Concert

Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for our Spring Chorus Concert on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. (call time 6 p.m.)

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.


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.




Spiritwear Sale Closes April 21

Our Spiritwear store closes on SUNDAY April 21st - order now!  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 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!  Sign-up here to contribute, and check out the schedule here!

PTA Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 4-6 p.m. at Kings Glen

We are excited 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 volunteering for the event!

Many Thanks to our PTA Wellness Fair Volunteers!

Thank you to Eric DeTurk, Jennifer Argenta, and everyone that volunteered for our PTA Wellness Fair last week - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

PTA "Be Smart" Presentation

Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars for May 1st at 6:30pm in the Kings Park Cafeteria for a presentation by Be Smart on gun storage and safety.  Note that this session is for adults only.

PTA DC United Night

Saturday, June 1

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

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

Apr. 17:  Purple Up! Day

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

Apr. 25:  Spring Chorus Concert (6:30 p.m.)

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