Kilmer MS News You Choose and Crosstown Hoops #20

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Jack, a police department service dog, paid us a visit to give us a smile and some cheer. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

It's January and that means we start thinking about next year. As you see below, spring registration events for next year's classes are on the schedule. Please note them on your calendars as well.

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Announcements

Crosstown Hoops

Kilmer Middle School will be playing basketball against our crosstown rival, Thoreau Middle School, on Friday April 17th at 6:00 PM at Madison High School.  Four games will be played that evening, a 7th grade girls, 8th grade girls, 7th grade boys, and 8th grade boys.  Please see below for tryout dates. Students who are interested in playing on the team must come to the first round of tryouts.  If your student has any questions please see Mr. Musgnug.

Girls Tryouts: Tuesday, 2/4. *Second round Tuesday, 2/11* If necessary

Boys Tryouts Wednesday, 2/5 Second round Thursday 2/6

Final Rosters Friday, February 7th

In order to be on the team students must:

  • Be able to attend all practices (once a week TDB)
  • Attend the game Friday, 4/17/19  6:00 PM

Teachers must sign weekly check-ins stating grades are passing.

National Geographic Bee

Kilmer’s school Nat Geo Bee took place on January 9th after school. The winners are:

Karthik T (8th grade)  was 1st and will move on to take the State Qualifying Test.

Hayden C (8th grade) was 2nd

Rohan D (7th grade) was 3rd

Developed by the National Geographic Society in 1988 to promote geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. The annual GeoBee questions cover geography, civilizations and cultures. The school champion takes a proctored online test and the top-100-ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the State competition. State champions are then invited to the national championship.

ESOL WIDA TESTING INFORMATION MEETING

All parents/guardians of English Learners are cordially invited to attend our annual WIDA Testing Information Meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 7:45-8:30am. Location: G-100

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is the assessment that is administered to all English Language Learners (ELLs) during the first week of February 2020. For more information please email our ESOL department chair Susanne Ehsani at sehsani@fcps.edu or refer to the flyers and translations.

TJ Admission Recommendations

All students who have qualified for the next level of TJ admissions need to print this form, complete it and and ask your teacher in person for a recommendation.

National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society Committee will host a Service Learning Gallery and Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, for parents, community members and students. Mark your calendar for this exciting evening which will showcase NJHS candidates and their service learning projects. More details will be announced in the months ahead.

National Junior Honor Society

The next mandatory Google Classroom assignment, Stage 2: Planning and Preparation, is due on January 17. There is a mandatory NJHS Candidate Meeting on January 30 during First Block after school. The NJHS Google Classroom (code nofwrmi) supports candidates with assignments, announcements, and parent/student resources.

Kilmer’s NJHS expects a high level of commitment from candidates. Developing a service learning proposal relevant to candidate interests, connecting with Community Partners, establishing relationships with service organizations, providing direct service, and logging hours into the NJHS x2Vol site are just a few of their responsibilities. With well-thought out plans, candidates will see their actions having verifiable, positive outcomes. 

Thank you to our NJHS candidates - you are already making a difference!

ParentVue/StudentVue – 2nd Quarter Grades and Second Semester Schedules

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable Thursday, January 23 at 4pm until Saturday, February 1 at 6am in order for teachers to finalize second quarter grades. Second quarter report cards are no longer mailed home. Students will receive a paper copy of their second quarter report card on Friday, January 31 at the end of the school day. Report cards will be visible in SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Saturday, February 1.

Second semester schedules will be distributed to students next Friday, January 24. Students can also view their second semester schedule in StudentVue on Wednesday, January 29 at 6 am.

Reminders

2020-2021 Course Registration Timeline

 

Please follow the link for info on Marshall High School Rising 9th grade Orientation 

Family Life Education 

Family Life Education (FLE) will be held from January 29th- February 4th.  The curriculum and opt out forms are in this link provided. If you decide to opt out your child, please turn in your form to student services by Friday, January 24th. If you have any questions e-mail Ann Mackenzie at ahmackenzie@fcps.edu.

Kiss and Ride Procedures

If you drive your student to school, please take a few minutes to note the following: 1) Students must be dropped off at the sidewalk, not in the parking lot. We have had several instances where students have almost been hit while crossing through the parking lot. 2) Do not pass other cars in the Kiss and Ride line. Be courteous of other drivers. 3) Do not make u-turns across the double lines; you may be ticketed. 3) Take your time; safety is everyone's concern..

School Psychologists

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are currently collecting donations.

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne. 
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

1/29 – NO Afterschool Activities (Clubs, Sports, Computer Lab) or Late Bus Transportation (Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night Setup) All students are to depart at 2:15PM.

1/30- NO Intramural Sports (Gym Closed) during 1st block (2:15-3:30PM)

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, January 20 - MLK Jr Day, No School 

Tuesday, January 21 - Finance Park

Thursday, January 23 - Kilmer Choir sings the National Anthem at the School Board meeting, 7pm, Jackson Middle School

Monday/ Tuesday, January 27 and 28 - No school for students, Teacher Workdays

Wednesday, January 29 - Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and 20-21 Registration Timeline #19

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So excited to read in Spanish, students asked for more time to read. Thank you to Senora Nicholas! 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

Welcome back!  We have experienced our first snow and continue to be in the "Is it snow?" phase.  We want you to be informed of closures and late openings. Please take a moment to review the weather cancellation procedures. Information on inclement weather or other emergency situations is communicated via many channels, including Twitter, Facebook, local news stations, emails and the FCPS website among other places.  

Superintendent Brabrand just released the proposed FCPS budget for Fiscal Year 2021. He continues to prioritize market competitive compensation for our teachers and staff. For more information and details, please click on the link for budget highlights.

Announcements

2020-2021 Course Registration Timeline

 

Please follow the link for info on Marshall High School Rising 9th grade Orientation 

Family Life Education 

Family Life Education (FLE) will be held from January 29th- February 4th.  The curriculum and opt out forms are in this link provided. If you decide to opt out your child, please turn in your form to student services by Friday, January 24th. If you have any questions e-mail Ann Mackenzie at ahmackenzie@fcps.edu.

Kiss and Ride Procedures

If you drive your student to school, please take a few minutes to note the following: 1) Students must be dropped off at the sidewalk, not in the parking lot. We have had several instances where students have almost been hit while crossing through the parking lot. 2) Do not pass other cars in the Kiss and Ride line. Be courteous of other drivers. 3) Do not make u-turns across the double lines; you may be ticketed. 3) Take your time; safety is everyone's concern..

School Psychologists

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

Reminders

Thank you to our wonderful parents and PTA!!

We greatly appreciate the lovely gift cards and bags from our parent community.  Your generosity and thoughtfulness made our day!

Finance Park

Dear Parents - after a brief course on financial literacy jointly taught in Math and Civics classes in December and January, all students will embark on a field trip to Finance Park in mid-January to put what they've learned to good use. A field trip information packet with a permission form have been posted to your child’s Civics teachers’ Blackboard or Google Classroom site. Please print, sign, and return the attached permission form as soon as possible.

In addition, we are in critical need of parent and guardian support to make this trip a success, and we would really appreciate if you could join us! Parents who have accompanied us in the past have given very high reviews to the experience and some have even come back in subsequent years to join us again. Please visit (https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/FP%20KMS%20Volunteer%20Flyer%202-Side%202019-20%20FINAL.pdf) for more details. Thanks in advance for your help!

PTA School Store

The Kilmer School Store is open weekly on Tuesdays/Fridays and on special holiday occasions. Please stop by during cafeteria hours to see our newly student-painted Kilmer School Store, and to shop for your school items (pencils/pens/binders/folders/etc.) and additional spirit wear and candy! 

The Kilmer School Store is a parent-volunteer store with all proceeds going back to the school. The store is open weekly on Tuesdays/Fridays, from 10:03-12:37 pm lunch slots.

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are currently collecting donations.

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne. 
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

1/29 – NO Afterschool Activities (Clubs, Sports, Computer Lab) or Late Bus Transportation (Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night Setup) All students are to depart at 2:15PM.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Tuesday, January 14 - Choir Pyramid Concert

Wednesday, January 15 - 17 - Finance Park

Thursday, January 16 - PTA meeting, 7pm

Monday, January 20 - MLK Jr Day, No School 

Tuesday, January 21 - Finance Park

Thursday, January 23 - Kilmer Choir sings the National Anthem at the School Board meeting, 7pm, Jackson Middle School

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Attendance: 703-846-8888 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Kilmer MS News You Choose and Spirit Week #18

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Examples of some of our twins for Spirit Week! Great spirit. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

I hope you all had a relaxing and restful break. We had a fabulous week before winter break with our band concert and Spirit Week - see above photos. 

Please review the announcements below with our urgent need for parent volunteers for Finance Park and our after school activities this week. 

We are so glad to see our students and faculty back with us.

Announcements

Thank you to our wonderful parents and PTA!!

We greatly appreciate the lovely gift cards and bags from our parent community.  Your generosity and thoughtfulness made our day!

Reminders

Finance Park

Dear Parents - after a brief course on financial literacy jointly taught in Math and Civics classes in December and January, all students will embark on a field trip to Finance Park in mid-January to put what they've learned to good use. A field trip information packet with a permission form have been posted to your child’s Civics teachers’ Blackboard or Google Classroom site. Please print, sign, and return the attached permission form as soon as possible.

In addition, we are in critical need of parent and guardian support to make this trip a success, and we would really appreciate if you could join us! Parents who have accompanied us in the past have given very high reviews to the experience and some have even come back in subsequent years to join us again. Please visit (https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/FP%20KMS%20Volunteer%20Flyer%202-Side%202019-20%20FINAL.pdf) for more details. Thanks in advance for your help!

PTA School Store

The Kilmer School Store is open weekly on Tuesdays/Fridays and on special holiday occasions. Please stop by during cafeteria hours to see our newly student-painted Kilmer School Store, and to shop for your school items (pencils/pens/binders/folders/etc.) and additional spirit wear and candy! 

The Kilmer School Store is a parent-volunteer store with all proceeds going back to the school. The store is open weekly on Tuesdays/Fridays, from 10:03-12:37 pm lunch slots.

Inclement Weather

With the winter season approaching, please make sure you are aware of delays, closings, and early releases. FCPS provides information about closing and delays in many ways including:

  • posted to FCPS Twitter and Facebook pages
  • posted to www.fcps.edu
  • email and text messages sent to parents (using the parent contact information listed in weCare@school)
  • email sent to News You Choose subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings
  • posted on FCPS cable Channel 21 
  • area radio and television stations

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are currently collecting donations.

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne. 
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

1/08-  Math Counts Test (Competition Qualifier)

1/09- Nat Geo Bee (See Mrs. Tichoc if you have questions)

1/29 - NO Afterschool Activities or Late Bus Transportation (Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night Setup)

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820. 

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, January 6, 2020 - School resumes

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - Madison HS 9th grade orientation

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Attendance: 703-846-8888 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Kilmer MS News You Choose and Spirit Week #17

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A huge thank you to our 8th grade student volunteers for beautifying our PTA school store with their artwork! The following 8th grade students volunteered 6-8 hours of their after-school time to paint our school store: Csepke, Jillian, Keira, and Anna Pearl.

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

We have had lots going on this week: the fantastic Choral Concert on Monday, the amazing Orchestra Concert on Wednesday, the Marshall Singers caroling through the halls today, the awesome in-school winter assembly featuring our top musical groups plus showcasing some winners from Kilmer's Got Talent also on Friday plus the Haha Holiday Show this evening. 

If you missed any of that, you still have an opportunity to hear the Band Concert on Monday and the Pyramid Snow Show with orchestras from our elementary schools through high school. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Announcements

Spirit Week

Next week is Spirit Week sponsored by the Student Council Association. We encourage students to dress in the below themes:

Monday 12/16- Neon Day

Tuesday 12/17- Teacher Student Swap (teachers dress like students, students dress like teachers)

Wednesday 12/18- Twin Day

Thursday 12/19- Kilmer Spirit

Friday 12/20- Pajama Day

We look forward to seeing lots of spirit!

Finance Park

Dear Parents - after a brief course on financial literacy jointly taught in Math and Civics classes in December and January, all students will embark on a field trip to Finance Park in mid-January to put what they've learned to good use. A field trip information packet with a permission form have been posted to your child’s Civics teachers’ Blackboard or Google Classroom site. Please print, sign, and return the attached permission form no later than Wednesday, December 18.

In addition, we are in critical need of parent and guardian support to make this trip a success, and we would really appreciate if you could join us! Parents who have accompanied us in the past have given very high reviews to the experience and some have even come back in subsequent years to join us again. Please visit (https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/FP%20KMS%20Volunteer%20Flyer%202-Side%202019-20%20FINAL.pdf) for more details. Thanks in advance for your help!

PTA School Store

The Kilmer School Store is open weekly on Tuesdays/Fridays and on special holiday occasions. Please stop by during cafeteria hours to see our newly student-painted Kilmer School Store, and to shop for your school items (pencils/pens/binders/folders/etc.) and additional spirit wear and candy! 

The Kilmer School Store is a parent-volunteer store with all proceeds going back to the school. The store is open weekly on Tuesdays/Fridays, from 10:03-12:37 pm lunch slots.

Student Absences Next Week

Please notify us of student absences or early departures for the winter holidays by using the link at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/attendance, by leaving a message at 703-846-8888 or by sending in a note with your child. 

Thank you so much for your support during this busy time. 

Reminders

Kilmer in the News

Did you see Kilmer is in the News? We are so proud of Ms. Jones and her PAWS class. They decided to do a service project throughout the month of November (remember the request for plastic bags?) and weaved plastic mats for homeless veterans in Washington, DC. They presented the mats to Tucker Jones of the organization, Homeless Hope, who provides warm clothes and other supplies to homeless individuals. Read the Spotlight article posted on the FCPS website here.

A Note from Ms. Jones' PAWS class

Dear Kilmer Community, Thank you for your incredible support for our service project!  Your efforts allowed us to collect and repurpose thousands of plastic bags.  We used the bags to create waterproof, insulating sleep mats for the homeless in DC.  This week we finished the mats and presented them to our community partner, Tucker Jones of Homeless Hope, who will distribute them this weekend.  Our class learned so much from this project.  We learned to work together to solve problems, to persist through challenges, and to think outside of ourselves to serve our community.  We couldn’t have done it without you! Sincerely, Mrs. Jones’ PAWS Class

Absences Add Up!  Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (four or more days in a row), students should come to the front office to pick up a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in upon their return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods, state testing periods, etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.

Inclement Weather

With the winter season approaching, please make sure you are aware of delays, closings, and early releases. FCPS provides information about closing and delays in many ways including:

  • posted to FCPS Twitter and Facebook pages
  • posted to www.fcps.edu
  • email and text messages sent to parents (using the parent contact information listed in weCare@school)
  • email sent to News You Choose subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings
  • posted on FCPS cable Channel 21 
  • area radio and television stations

Winter Break: Office Closed

The main office will be closed during the winter break from Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd.

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are currently collecting donations.

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne. 
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

12/17 - NO Intramural Sports/Gym Closed (Concert Setup)

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, December 16 - Band Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Tuesday, December 17 - Pyramid Orchestra Snow Show, Kilmer MS

Monday, December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

Monday, January 6, 2020 - School resumes

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and Kilmer in the News #16

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Sheryl Jones and her PAWS class who made mats to help homeless veterans. See below story. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

Did you see Kilmer is in the News? We are so proud of Ms. Jones and her PAWS class. They decided to do a service project throughout the month of November (remember the request for plastic bags?) and weaved plastic mats for homeless veterans in Washington, DC. They presented the mats to Tucker Jones of the organization, Homeless Hope, who provides warm clothes and other supplies to homeless individuals. Read the Spotlight article posted on the FCPS website here.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Announcements

A Note from Ms. Jones' PAWS class

Dear Kilmer Community, Thank you for your incredible support for our service project!  Your efforts allowed us to collect and repurpose thousands of plastic bags.  We used the bags to create waterproof, insulating sleep mats for the homeless in DC.  This week we finished the mats and presented them to our community partner, Tucker Jones of Homeless Hope, who will distribute them this weekend.  Our class learned so much from this project.  We learned to work together to solve problems, to persist through challenges, and to think outside of ourselves to serve our community.  We couldn’t have done it without you! Sincerely, Mrs. Jones’ PAWS Class

Absences Add Up!  Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (four or more days in a row), students should come to the front office to pick up a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in upon their return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods, state testing periods, etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.

Inclement Weather

With the winter season approaching, please make sure you are aware of delays, closings, and early releases. FCPS provides information about closing and delays in many ways including:

  • posted to FCPS Twitter and Facebook pages
  • posted to www.fcps.edu
  • email and text messages sent to parents (using the parent contact information listed in weCare@school)
  • email sent to News You Choose subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings
  • posted on FCPS cable Channel 21 
  • area radio and television stations

Winter Break: Office Closed

The main office will be closed during the winter break from Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd.

Reminders

Annual Ha Ha Holiday Show

Kilmer’s Annual Ha Ha Holiday Show will take place on Friday, December 13th at 7:00 pm. This hilarious show is one of the largest Theatre Sports competitions in FCPS. Come support our Theatre Sports team as they work to win a title! Participating schools include Langston Hughes MS, Kilmer MS, Mark Twain MS, Rocky Run MS, Thoreau MS, Lake Braddock Secondary, Frost MS, Hayfield Secondary, and Lanier MS. Tickets are only $5 and will be sold during school lunches from 12/9 - 12/13  and will also be available for purchase at the door.

Kilmer Student Services Advisory Council

We would like to invite you to participate in Kilmer’s Student Services Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, December 19th from 10:50-11:50 AM in the library. During the meeting we will review our school counseling goals, initiatives, and data with stakeholders to ensure that our school counseling program is meeting the needs of the Kilmer community. We value the input and feedback of the Advisory Council to inform our programs and interventions to make decisions regarding changes to content and delivery.  Please let us know if you are able to attend by completing the google survey below.

Kilmer Advisory Council RSVP

If you have any questions prior to this meeting, please contact your child’s school counselor and we looking forward to seeing you there!

The Kilmer School Counseling team

Employee Nominations

As community members, you have the opportunity to submit a nomination to recognize our outstanding staff.  To submit a nomination for a Kilmer MS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/KaLk85a3XnSiPrX29. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is December 9th. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Musgnug at ccmusgnug@fcps.edu.

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are currently collecting donations.

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne. 
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

12/17 – No Intramural Sports/Gym Closed for Snow Show set up

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820.

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, December 9 - Choir Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Wednesday, December 11 - Orchestra Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Friday, December 13 - In school winter concert

Friday, December 13 - Haha Holiday Show, Kilmer MS, 7pm

Monday, December 16 - Band Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Monday, December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

Monday, January 6, 2020 - School resumes

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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7th graders participated in an Ellis Island simulation this week to illustrate the steps immigrants had to take to enter the US. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

Though it was a short week, our teachers created many interesting activities, including Ellis Island simulations, 8th grade court trips, action packed math activities in the hallways, and a speaker on clean water initiatives among other things.

Everyone has worked hard and needs some time to relax and rejuvenate. We hope you take advantage of the time to spend time with family and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

Have a good long weekend! We look forward to seeing everyone next Monday. 

Announcements

SCA Dance

The SCA will be sponsoring a dance “Out of This World” on Thursday, December 5th in the cafeteria from 2:30 to 4:45pm.  Tickets are $2 and will be sold in all lunches on December 5th and at the door.   We look forward to having loads of fun! Hope to see you there!

Principal Selection Process

As we begin the search for a new principal for Kilmer Middle School, an important step in this procedure is to inform parents and community members about the principal selection process.  Therefore, all Kilmer Middle School parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend an important meeting on Thursday, December 5, at 5:30 p.m. at Kilmer Middle School. More information can be found here.

Annual Ha Ha Holiday Show

Kilmer’s Annual Ha Ha Holiday Show will take place on Friday, December 13th at 7:00 pm. This hilarious show is one of the largest Theatre Sports competitions in FCPS. Come support our Theatre Sports team as they work to win a title! Participating schools include Langston Hughes MS, Kilmer MS, Mark Twain MS, Rocky Run MS, Thoreau MS, Lake Braddock Secondary, Frost MS, Hayfield Secondary, and Lanier MS. Tickets are only $5 and will be sold during school lunches from 12/9 - 12/13  and will also be available for purchase at the door.

Kilmer Student Services Advisory Council

We would like to invite you to participate in Kilmer’s Student Services Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, December 19th from 10:50-11:50 AM in the library. During the meeting we will review our school counseling goals, initiatives, and data with stakeholders to ensure that our school counseling program is meeting the needs of the Kilmer community. We value the input and feedback of the Advisory Council to inform our programs and interventions to make decisions regarding changes to content and delivery.  Please let us know if you are able to attend by completing the google survey below.

Kilmer Advisory Council RSVP

If you have any questions prior to this meeting, please contact your child’s school counselor and we looking forward to seeing you there!

The Kilmer School Counseling team

Reminders

Seeking Plastic Bags

Ms. Jones, one of our 8th grade science teachers, is working with her PAWS class to weave sleep mats out of plastic grocery bags for the homeless. The bags make a waterproof, insulated cushion to help protect against the winter cold. The class is looking to collect HUNDREDS of new or used plastic bags. Think of it as a great way to recycle all those used grocery bags! Bring in your donations by December 1st to the attention Sheryl Jones. Thanks for your help!

Employee Recognition

As community members, you have the opportunity to submit a nomination to recognize our outstanding staff.  To submit a nomination for a Kilmer MS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/KaLk85a3XnSiPrX29. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is December 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Musgnug at ccmusgnug@fcps.edu.

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are collecting donations starting November 11. 

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne. 
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

Thursday, December 5th – Only students with tickets to the SCA Dance or participating in Capitol Debate or Musical Rehearsal may stay. There will be no clubs, sports or homework/independent study. There will be late bus transportation.

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820.

Upcoming Dates 

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, December 5 - SCA dance, 2:30 - 4:45

Thursday, December 5 - Principal Selection Process Meeting, 5:30

Monday, December 9 - Choir Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Wednesday, December 11 - Orchestra Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Friday, December 13 - In school winter concert

Friday, December 13 - Haha Holiday Show, Kilmer MS, 7pm

Monday, December 16 - Band Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Monday, December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

Monday, January 6, 2020 - School resumes

 

 

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and Thanksgiving Break #14

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Interim Principal Mr. Amico learned that carbon buried in ocean sediment gets stuck there for long periods of time.  

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

Thank you so much for all your hard work this school year to help your students achieve at their highest! We want to make sure everyone enjoys the well-deserved upcoming breaks. In alignment with the Marshall Pyramid, we will implement “homework free breaks” during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks. Teachers have been asked not to assign homework, or projects / assessments due on the first two days after the return from break.

Everyone has worked hard and needs some time to relax and rejuvenate. We hope you take advantage of the time to spend time with family and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Student Absences Next Week

Please notify us of student absences or early departures for the Thanksgiving holidays by using the link at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/attendance, by leaving a message at 703-846-8888 or by sending in a note with your child. 

Thank you so much for your support during this busy time. 

Seeking Plastic Bags

Ms. Jones, one of our 8th grade science teachers, is working with her PAWS class to weave sleep mats out of plastic grocery bags for the homeless. The bags make a waterproof, insulated cushion to help protect against the winter cold. The class is looking to collect HUNDREDS of new or used plastic bags. Think of it as a great way to recycle all those used grocery bags! Bring in your donations by December 1st to the attention Sheryl Jones. Thanks for your help!

Reminders

Employee Recognition

As community members, you have the opportunity to submit a nomination to recognize our outstanding staff.  To submit a nomination for a Kilmer MS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/KaLk85a3XnSiPrX29. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is December 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Musgnug at ccmusgnug@fcps.edu.

Parent Volunteers Needed - Ellis Island Simulation

We are excited to share that, through our History classes and in partnership with our librarians, our 7th grade students will all travel through an Ellis Island Simulation on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26. We need your help to pull off this informative (and fun) learning opportunity! This is a great chance for students to better understand the immigration process during the Industrial Era and for you to interact with our students. It is a longstanding tradition at Kilmer. Everyone has so much fun! We will provide you with step-by-step directions when you come in to volunteer!  Please consider signing up to volunteer for one or more shifts if you are available. Thank you so much!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eaaa928a13-ellis

Lost and Found

We have many items in our lost and found boxes: sweaters, coats, gym shorts, binders, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. Encourage your student to look through for missing items. Anything left after November 26th will be donated. 

In Case You Missed It: 2020-21 School Year Calendar Announced

In case you missed it over the summer, the 2020-21 school year calendar has been announced. For planning purposes, notable dates include: First day of school - Tuesday, August 25, 2020; Labor Day Break - September 4-7, 2020; Thanksgiving Break - November 25-27, 2020; Winter Break - December 21, 2020-January 1, 2021; Spring Break – March 29, 2021- April 2, 2021 (Note: Monday, April 5, 2021, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students); Last day of school for students - Friday, June 11, 2021. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

From Kilmer's PTA: Add KILMER as your Amazon Smile Charity Today

The holidays are coming up fast. Last year, the PTA only earned $63 from Kilmer families shopping on Amazon Smile. We can do better than that!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE as you prepare for the holiday season, stop and take a minute to go to smile.amazon.com today and add Joyce Kilmer Middle PTA as your charity.

Happy shopping!

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are collecting donations starting November 11. 

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne. 
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

There will be NO Afterschool Activities or Late Bus Transportation November 25th & 26th (Thanksgiving Break week). Students must depart promptly following regular dismissal at 2:15PM. Activities and Late Bus transportation will resume on December 3rd.

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, December 5 - SCA dance 

Thursday, December 5 - Principal Selection Process Meeting, 5:30

Monday, December 9 - Choir Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Wednesday, December 11 - Orchestra Concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Friday, December 13 - Haha Holiday Show, Kilmer MS, 7pm

 

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and Employee Recognition #13

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We are thankful and appreciative of the veterans who work at Kilmer: Ms. Sharon Bonneau, band director, Mr. Rich Erler, math teacher, Mr. Sean Kenney, PE teacher and Mr. Kevin Sapp, chorus teacher. In the above photo, Ms. Bonneau shows photos of the current and past service members in her family. Thank you to all who serve. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

I am very excited to inform you of the county-wide FCPS program to recognize outstanding employees.  As community members, you have the opportunity to submit a nomination to recognize our outstanding staff.  To submit a nomination for a Kilmer MS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/KaLk85a3XnSiPrX29. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is December 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Musgnug at ccmusgnug@fcps.edu.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Make-Up Photos

School make up photos will be taken during lunches and PAWS Monday, November 18th during all lunches and PAWS periods. Brochures were given to students who were not at school for the first Photo day. Photos may also be purchased online via www.mylifetouch.com with the school code: HJ229046Q1 (the 0's are zeros) up to 24 hours following the photo day.

We are looking for one parent volunteer to help us stay organized throughout the day. Here is a link to a parent sign-up. 

Parent Volunteers Needed - Ellis Island Simulation

We are excited to share that, through our History classes and in partnership with our librarians, our 7th grade students will all travel through an Ellis Island Simulation on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26. We need your help to pull off this informative (and fun) learning opportunity! This is a great chance for students to better understand the immigration process during the Industrial Era and for you to interact with our students. It is a longstanding tradition at Kilmer. Everyone has so much fun! We will provide you with step-by-step directions when you come in to volunteer!  Please consider signing up to volunteer for one or more shifts if you are available. Thank you so much!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eaaa928a13-ellis

Lost and Found

We have many items in our lost and found boxes: sweaters, coats, gym shorts, binders, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. Encourage your student to look through for missing items. Anything left after November 26th will be donated. 

In Case You Missed It: 2020-21 School Year Calendar Announced

In case you missed it over the summer, the 2020-21 school year calendar has been announced. For planning purposes, notable dates include: First day of school - Tuesday, August 25, 2020; Labor Day Break - September 4-7, 2020; Thanksgiving Break - November 25-27, 2020; Winter Break - December 21, 2020-January 1, 2021; Spring Break – March 29, 2021- April 2, 2021 (Note: Monday, April 5, 2021, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students); Last day of school for students - Friday, June 11, 2021. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

A special Thanksgiving lunch

Next Thursday, November 21, our cafeteria will serve a special lunch for Thanksgiving.

From Kilmer's PTA: Add KILMER as your Amazon Smile Charity Today

The holidays are coming up fast. Last year, the PTA only earned $63 from Kilmer families shopping on Amazon Smile. We can do better than that!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE as you prepare for the holiday season, stop and take a minute to go to smile.amazon.com today and add Joyce Kilmer Middle PTA as your charity.

Happy shopping!

Reminders

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are collecting donations from November 11 through 22. 

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne. 
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

ParentVUE SIS Resources

Unsure how to access your student’s grades or get weekly Progress Reports? Check FCPS’s SIS Resource Page to answer all your questions. This can also be found on the Kilmer Website through the SIS link on our homepage. The Student Information System (SIS) supports all aspects of a student’s educational experience and includes demographic data and information related to scheduling, attendance, discipline, health, grades, test results, and academic programs.  SIS is a secure, web-based system accessible by staff, students, and parents.

Greetings from After School:

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

There will be NO Afterschool Activities or Late Bus Transportation the Week of Thanksgiving Break.

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, November 18 - School Photo Make up Day 

Monday, November 18 - Kilmer Band will play at the School Board meeting, 7pm, Jackson MS

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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From the Principal's Desk:

After school today, one of our staff members noticed a slight odor of natural gas in the gymnasium.  Although the smell dissipated, we closed the gym and relocated those students in the after school program to the cafeteria.  Washington Gas was called and the gas was turned off until FCPS contractors could come and tighten the valve.  No gas was detected in the building by either Washington Gas or our own Facilities personnel.  As a precaution, we cancelled evening activities that were to take place in the gymnasium.  School will be open at its regular time tomorrow.

 

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Our PE department dressed up for Halloween, all ready for Dorothy's trek to the Emerald City. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

With the beginning of the second quarter, here are a few items students can be doing to successfully set themselves up for the next nine weeks of this new quarter.  Teachers and counselors will support students as needed with these tasks and parents can be supporting their children by doing the same tasks at home.   

  1. Academic Progress:  Be sure to check StudentVUE and ParentVUE to stay up to speed with teachers' gradebooks.  Make sure that work is completed and turned in to the appropriate teacher.  Pay attention to any outstanding assignments that still need to be finished.  Be sure to be in compliance with the retake policy and/or late work policy.
  2. Backpacks:  Each student should open up his/her backpack.  Take out those binders and notebooks.  Find a home for loose papers.  Do pens/pencils/markers need to be replenished?  Have teachers given permission to purge any papers?  Any food in backpacks that needs to be thrown away?
  3. Lockers:  Each student should open up his/her locker.  Is it organized and can items be found easily?  Does anything need to be thrown out from lockers that is no longer needed?  Also, do not forget about gym lockers.  Students should bring home any physical education uniforms to be cleaned on a regular basis

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

1st Quarter Grade Reports

Today during 8th period, students received a printed copy of their first quarter report card. Quarterly report cards will no longer be mailed home now that report cards are available online through SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE. 

ParentVUE SIS Resources

Unsure how to access your student’s grades or get weekly Progress Reports? Check FCPS’s SIS Resource Page to answer all your questions. This can also be found on the Kilmer Website through the SIS link on our homepage. The Student Information System (SIS) supports all aspects of a student’s educational experience and includes demographic data and information related to scheduling, attendance, discipline, health, grades, test results, and academic programs.  SIS is a secure, web-based system accessible by staff, students, and parents.

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by. 

The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.

To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are collecting donations from November 11 through 22. 

  1. Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
  2. Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer.
  3. Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!

If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.

Thank you for your support

Reminders

Kilmer Medical Center - November 11

With second quarter rapidly approaching it is almost time for our 8th grade students to participate in the Kilmer Medical Center. In order for this experience to go smoothly, we need 7 volunteers per class period to act as patients. This is a great time and the students get a lot out of the experience. We still have a number of slots that have not been filled. Please take a look to see if you have time to support our program. (https://tinyurl.com/kmed2019

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

To help you know when your child’s bus is approaching your stop, FCPS is now using the Here Comes the Bus mobile app. Here Comes the Bus is a free school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping everybody get to the bus stop on time.

Here Comes the Bus® uses FCPS global positioning system (GPS) data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Get detailed instructions on how to get started using the app here.

Greetings from After School:

After school activities are underway. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

11/12  8th Grade Intramural Sports

11/12  American Math Competition 8 Test (mandatory for Math Counts)

11/13  7th Grade Intramural Sports

11/15  EliteGamingLIVE

There will be NO Afterschool Activities or Late Bus Transportation the Week of Thanksgiving Break.

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Friday, November 8 - Kilmer's Got Talent, 7pm

Thursday, November 14 - PTA Meeting, 9:30am, Group Instruction Room

Monday, November 18 - School Photo Make up Day 

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Learning to stage - fight in drama, lots of claps and laughter. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

Today is the last day of the 1st quarter.  We are excited to start off 2nd quarter next Wednesday, November 6th. I look forward to seeing many of you at tonight’s Heritage Night and next Friday’s Kilmer’s Got Talent.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Kilmer Medical Center - November 7, 8 and 11

With second quarter rapidly approaching it is almost time for our 8th grade students to participate in the Kilmer Medical Center. In order for this experience to go smoothly, we need 7 volunteers per class period to act as patients. This is a great time and the students get a lot out of the experience. We still have a number of slots that have not been filled. Please take a look to see if you have time to support our program. (https://tinyurl.com/kmed2019

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

To help you know when your child’s bus is approaching your stop, FCPS is now using the Here Comes the Bus mobile app. Here Comes the Bus is a free school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping everybody get to the bus stop on time.

Here Comes the Bus® uses FCPS global positioning system (GPS) data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Get detailed instructions on how to get started using the app here.

Reminders

Mental Health Wellness

On Tuesday November 12 (Martians and Pegasus teams) and Wednesday November 13 (Guardians of the Galaxy and Constellations teams), 8th grade students will participate in a school counseling lesson about A.C.T. (Acknowledge, Care, Tell). Students will be reminded about the steps to take when they have concerns about themselves or a friend. They will watch a brief video highlighting the warning signs of suicide and symptoms of depression, engage in a discussion facilitated by the school counselor, and identify a trusted adult within the school building. Students will have the opportunity to request to speak to a counselor about themselves or a friend if they have concerns based on the information presented. This lesson is a follow up lesson to the Mental Health Wellness Program students participated in during their seventh grade year.

If your child approaches you with concerns about a friend’s mental health, use the following numbers to help them get immediate assistance:

  • Fairfax County Police Non-Emergency Line: 703-691-2131
  • CrisisLink: 703-527-4077
  • CrisisText: Text NEEDHELP to 85511
  • ALWAYS use 911 for life-threatening emergencies

Did you Hear...Kilmer's Got Talent?

That's right!  Kilmer's Annual KGT event is back again, with more laughs, drama, and entertainment than before. This year’s show is on November 8th, 2019 at 7pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria.

Come out to see who will win this year's event!  Tickets are on sale at www.kmsdrama.org starting November 1st for $10 each!

Lost and Found

Has your student misplaced his / her sweater? jacket? binder? Have them look through the lost and found boxes in the cafeteria. We have many items there. 

Greetings from After School:

After school activities are underway. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

11/06 No Intramural Sports Activities

11/07 No Intramural Sports Activities

11/08 No Afterschool Activities (Talent Show Rehearsal/Prep)

11/12  AMC8 Test (mandatory for Math Counts)

Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820.

Upcoming Dates 

Friday, November 1 - Last day of 1st quarter

Friday, November 1 - ESOL Parent Night, Kilmer MS, 4:30 - 5:45

Friday, November 1 - Heritage Night, Kilmer MS, 6pm

Monday / Tuesday, November 4/5 - Student holidays

Wednesday, November 6 - First day of 2nd quarter

Friday, November 8 - Kilmer's Got Talent, 7pm

Monday, November 18 - School Photo Make up Day 

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Sophia had a successful time finding a beetle at Burke Lake for the Science 7 MWEE field trip. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

Next Thursday is Halloween. Students are allowed to wear their favorite costumes with the following caveats. Dress code rules must be followed and there are no weapons, no clowns, no masks and no body or face paint. Looking forward to a spooky day!

Next week is the last week of the 1st quarter - your students are amazing. I am thankful everyday to work at this school. 

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Mental Health Wellness

On Tuesday November 12 (Martians and Pegasus teams) and Wednesday November 13 (Guardians of the Galaxy and Constellations teams), 8th grade students will participate in a school counseling lesson about A.C.T. (Acknowledge, Care, Tell). Students will be reminded about the steps to take when they have concerns about themselves or a friend. They will watch a brief video highlighting the warning signs of suicide and symptoms of depression, engage in a discussion facilitated by the school counselor, and identify a trusted adult within the school building. Students will have the opportunity to request to speak to a counselor about themselves or a friend if they have concerns based on the information presented. This lesson is a follow up lesson to the Mental Health Wellness Program students participated in during their seventh grade year.

If your child approaches you with concerns about a friend’s mental health, use the following numbers to help them get immediate assistance:

  • Fairfax County Police Non-Emergency Line: 703-691-2131
  • CrisisLink: 703-527-4077
  • CrisisText: Text NEEDHELP to 85511
  • ALWAYS use 911 for life-threatening emergencies

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is back. Bring your expired and unused meds to any Fairfax County Police Department station Saturday, October 26th from 10am to 2pm for safe and secure disposal.

Did you Hear...Kilmer's Got Talent?

That's right!  Kilmer's Annual KGT event is back again, with more laughs, drama, and entertainment than before. This year’s show is on November 8th, 2019 at 7pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria.

Come out to see who will win this year's event!  Tickets are on sale at www.kmsdrama.org starting November 1st for $10 each!

Lost and Found

Has your student misplaced his / her sweater? jacket? binder? Have them look through the lost and found boxes in the cafeteria. We have many items there. 

Reminders

ESOL Parent Meeting, Nov. 1, 2019,  4:30pm-5:45pm

Parents of English Learners are cordially invited to our ESOL Parent Event, Nov. 1, from 4:30-5:45pm, before Heritage Night.

Location: B-116

  • Informal “Meet and Greet” sessions, where you can meet our school’s administrators, ESOL teachers, student services professionals, parent liaison, and our after school specialists.
  • Learn about ESOL scheduling and English language proficiency, WIDA testing, attendance, prearranged absences, helpful community resources, technology help (how to sign up for SIS Parent VUE), and after school information, etc.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

On October 29, Kilmer will send home the the survey and asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Greetings from After School:

After school activities are now underway. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

10/31  Capitol Debate @G100

11/01 Heritage Night @6PM Students AND Families are invited to share their culture through food, dance, clothing (or Soccer Jersey) & displays; Service Hours for participation! Heritage Night Registration Form

EliteGamingLIVE @G100

Shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

11/12  AMC8 Test (mandatory for Math Counts)

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820.

Upcoming Dates 

Friday, October 25 - Kilmer Night at Marshall HS

Friday, November 1 - Last day of 1st quarter

Friday, November 1 - ESOL Parent Night, Kilmer MS, 4:30 - 5:45

Friday, November 1 - Heritage Night, Kilmer MS, 6pm

Monday / Tuesday, November 4/5 - Student holidays

Friday, November 8 - Kilmer's Got Talent, 7pm

Monday, November 18 - School Photo Make up Day 

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Mr. Lindgren's class made gumdrops to demonstrate the property of making a solution. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

And the weeks roll by.  We are nearing the end of the first quarter. We have a lot going on over the next few weeks, including the 7th grade MWEE field trips next Monday through Thursday and Kilmer night at next Friday’s Marshall football game. Tonight is 8th grade band night at the Madison football game.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

ESOL Parent Meeting, Nov. 1, 2019,  4:30pm-5:45pm

Parents of English Learners are cordially invited to our ESOL Parent Event, Nov. 1, from 4:30-5:45pm, before Heritage Night.

Location: B-116

  • Informal “Meet and Greet” sessions, where you can meet our school’s administrators, ESOL teachers, student services professionals, parent liaison, and our after school specialists.
  • Learn about ESOL scheduling and English language proficiency, WIDA testing, attendance, prearranged absences, helpful community resources, technology help (how to sign up for SIS Parent VUE), and after school information, etc.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Reminders

Music Fundraiser

The Kilmer MS Music Department Pie Sale Fundraiser is underway! Students from Band, Choir, and Orchestra will be selling pies from October 4 - October 23. Pies will be delivered on November 6.

This fundraiser is a chance for the music department to raise much need money for items such as instrument repairs and maintenance, instrument accessories, sheet music purchases, clinicians, student fees for honors ensembles, and so much more. These funds are crucial to our continued success as a music department.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could spread the word, purchase a pie, or consider a donation to support Band, Choir, and Orchestra at Kilmer. Our pies make delicious gifts for friends and family members. Our personal favorite is the French Silk: rich chocolate pie, topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls. The ready-to-bake pies are kosher and we also offer a no-sugar-added peach pie that is diet-friendly and delicious!

Greetings from After School:

After school activities are now underway. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

10/25 Shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

11/01  Heritage Night @6PM Students AND Families are invited to share their culture through food, dance, clothing (or Soccer Jersey) & displays

11/12  AMC8 Test (mandatory for Math Counts)

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Friday, October 18 - 8th grade Band Night at Madison HS

Monday to Thursday, October 21 - 24 - MWEE, 7th grade science field trips

Friday, October 25 - Kilmer Night at Marshall HS

Friday, November 1 - ESOL Parent Night, Kilmer MS, 4:30 - 5:45

Friday, November 1 - Heritage Night, Kilmer MS, 6pm

Monday / Tuesday, November 4/5 - Student holidays

Monday, November 18 - School Photo Make up Day 

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Huge Kudos to Connor Tadlock, former Kilmer student who worked with his Scout group to build and install five sturdy, weatherproof picnic tables as part of Kilmer’s outdoor classroom. Thank you!

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

We have been doing some fun and interesting activities this week.  We have some players from the Harlem Wizards coming in today to excite the students for the game tonight between teachers and the Wizards.  Good luck to Mr. Sapp and Mr. Kenney, who are playing in the game.   We hope for an injury free game for them.  Today the 7th grade history classes are doing a land rush in front of the school.  They are approximating what it was like to the land grab in the late 1800’s.  The band, chorus, and orchestra are selling pies to help support their programs.  Please consider buying a pie for this good cause.  I am hosting students for lunches to gauge what they love about Kilmer and where they think we can improve.  So far they have been very complimentary of the school, and mostly, their teachers.  We continue to focus on classroom instruction for your students.  The teachers work every day to build relationships and create interesting lessons that the students will enjoy.

Remember there is no school on Monday the 14th.  Enjoy the long weekend!

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Music Fundraiser

The Kilmer MS Music Department Pie Sale Fundraiser is underway! Students from Band, Choir, and Orchestra will be selling pies from October 4 - October 23. Pies will be delivered on November 6.

This fundraiser is a chance for the music department to raise much need money for items such as instrument repairs and maintenance, instrument accessories, sheet music purchases, clinicians, student fees for honors ensembles, and so much more. These funds are crucial to our continued success as a music department.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could spread the word, purchase a pie, or consider a donation to support Band, Choir, and Orchestra at Kilmer. Our pies make delicious gifts for friends and family members. Our personal favorite is the French Silk: rich chocolate pie, topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls. The ready-to-bake pies are kosher and we also offer a no-sugar-added peach pie that is diet-friendly and delicious!

Marshall Volleyball - Dig Pink Night

Come support Marshall High School Volleyball against Edison on Tuesday, October 15. It should be an exciting night! Edison is tough rival, currently battling for 1st place in the district. Tuesday is also Marshall's Dig Pink night and they will be raising funds for breast cancer awareness. 

Kilmer students will get free admission if they are wearing a Kilmer shirt and accompanied by a paying adult. 

Freshman and JV game starts at 6 p.m.

Varsity starts at 7:15 p.m. 

Reminders

Attention 8th Grade Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The results of this survey are published each year on https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health-humanservices/fairfax-county-youth-survey  and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported. The survey will be given to middle school students during Social Studies class.

The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, and questions about personal health, and for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only, sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

Shortened  surveys have been created for students with special education needs and/or limited English proficiency to ensure that their voices can also be heard. The shortened version asks students questions regarding their experience at school, their sense of safety, and their knowledge of where to turn for help, if needed. It also asks students questions about bullying, sexual harassment, and other forms of harassment or discrimination they may experience. The students do not put their names on the survey, and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the opt-out form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 6-15, 2019. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youthsurvey  and in the school counseling office of your child's school beginning October 4, 2019. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the Opt-Out Form and return it to your child's school counselor no later than November 5, 2019. If you have questions about the survey, contact Stefan Mascoll, coordinator, Student Safety and Wellness Office, at 571-423-4270.

Mental Health Wellness Program Reminder

Seventh Grade ONLY

On Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16, Kilmer school counselors, along with our school social worker and psychologist, will be implementing the A.C.T. (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) Mental Health Wellness Program – a depression awareness and suicide prevention program to all seventh grade students. Depending on the period your child has Math, your child will participate in the A.C.T. program on Tuesday, October 15 (periods 1, 2, 3, and 4) or Wednesday, October 16 (periods 6 and 7).  The goals of this program are to educate students on the signs and symptoms of depression, to let students know what to do if they have concerns about themselves or a friend, and to connect students who may need support with resources inside and outside of school. Over the last four years, KMS has implemented this program school-wide in seventh grade. The program includes a 25-minute video titled “Time to ACT”. The video highlights the stories of three middle school students and provides simple tips and instructions to help students identify signs of distress in themselves and others and the action steps to A.C.T. - Acknowledge, Care, and Tell. Following the video, all students will complete a brief screening form to assess if further support is needed. Our school counselors, psychologist, and social worker will review the screening forms on the same day, meet with students who identified symptoms of depression, and notify parents. Please keep in mind that this form is  not a diagnostic tool. Rather, it is a way of gathering information that may suggest potential concerns. Parents and guardians will be contacted if there are immediate concerns.

For additional information about the program, please reference the parent letter that was emailed on September 23 to all seventh grade parents. To learn more about the Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention Program - A.C.T., parents may click on this link to preview a short clip of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRjAm3b-e_w

Last year, Mr. Hecht was a patient whose illness was being diagnosed by our students. 

Kilmer Medical Center - Call for Volunteers

November 7, 8, & 11

Kilmer 8th Grade Health and Physical Education teachers need your help!

  • Students will be working in small groups in order to try and diagnose different illnesses and diseases.
  • Volunteer patients will be given a set of symptoms and students will need to ask probing questions about the patients to find the answers
  • Parents may volunteer for as many different time slots as they can.
  • We need approximately 7 volunteers per time slot.

We can’t do this without your help!  Thank You!

https://tinyurl.com/kmed2019

Marshall HS All Night Grad Fundraiser

Friday, October 11, 7:30 PM

Have a fun family night at Marshall HS and help raise money for the all night grad party! Come watch Mr. Sapp and Mr. Kenney as they and other local teachers compete against the Harlem Wizards on Friday, October 11th at 7:30 PM at the Marshall HS Gym. This fun night will be filled with tricks, hoops, and Alley Oops!

Tickets are on sale now! Buy your tickets here. Order early, there are limited seats available.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the GCM Class of 2020 All Night Grad Celebration.

For every ticket sold to Kilmer students and parents, the Kilmer PTA will also receive a portion of the sales proceeds.

Visit www.harlemwizards.com for more information about this event. Questions? Contact John Windt at jwindt@fcps.edu.

School Photo Make up Day is November 18th 

Absent for picture day? Maybe just had a bad hair day? Then mark your calendars - School Photo Make Up Day is Monday November 18th.

Reflections Submissions accepted until October 18

Entries are currently being accepted in the Main Office for this year's Reflections contest. The theme this year is "Look Within." Just look for the colorful box in the office! Entries are due on October 18th.

For questions or more info, contact Tara Holtaway at Tara.holtaway@icloud.com.

You can find an Entry form and contest rules here.

Mark your Calendars for Dining for Dollars

Eat out with your Kilmer friends and family at the PTA's Fall 2019 Dining For Dollars Night! The money the PTA raises goes toward our Kilmer programs! Thursday, Oct 17, 2019: 5-8pm Silver Diner - Tyson's *Can’t stay for dinner? Use your Silver Diner app to order your CARRY OUT or DELIVERY order. 

Greetings from After School:

After school activities are now underway. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

10/17  Best Buddies @D103

10/18 Theater Sports Competition @Poe MS

10/25 Shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the  Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

11/01  Heritage Night @6PM Students AND Families are invited to share their culture through food, dance, clothing (or Soccer Jersey) & displays

11/12  AMC8 Test (mandatory for Math Counts)

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Friday, October 11 - Marshall High School Stars vs. Harlem Wizards game at Marshall HS

Monday, October 14 - Student Holiday

Tuesday / Wednesday, October 15 / 16 - ACT Program for 7th graders

Friday, October 18 - 8th grade Band Night at Madison HS

Monday to Thursday, October 21 - 24 - MWEE, 7th grade science field trips

Monday / Tuesday, November 4/5 - Student holidays

Monday, November 18 - School Photo Make up Day 

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

Now that October is upon us, you may wonder what PAWS is; this is our intervention / enrichment period. It is a daily 25-minute period for all our students. It is listed as 5th periods on students’ schedules. PAWS is used for five primary purposes:

  1. Intervention (teachers helping students who are struggling)
  2. Remediation (teachers going back to reteach students who did not meet learning standards)
  3. Organization (students organizing their binders, notebooks, etc.)
  4. Work Completion (students completing assignments, making up assessments, etc.)
  5. Enrichment (students extending their learning)

A good question to ask your student is, “How did you use PAWS today?” With 125 available minutes at our students’ disposal each full week, PAWS is the perfect opportunity for students to keep up with their academics, get extra support and/or move ahead in their learning.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Attention 8th Grade Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The results of this survey are published each year on https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health-humanservices/fairfax-county-youth-survey  and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported. The survey will be given to middle school students during Social Studies class.

The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, and questions about personal health, and for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only, sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

Shortened  surveys have been created for students with special education needs and/or limited English proficiency to ensure that their voices can also be heard. The shortened version asks students questions regarding their experience at school, their sense of safety, and their knowledge of where to turn for help, if needed. It also asks students questions about bullying, sexual harassment, and other forms of harassment or discrimination they may experience. The students do not put their names on the survey, and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the opt-out form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 6-15, 2019. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youthsurvey  and in the school counseling office of your child's school beginning October 4, 2019. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the Opt-Out Form and return it to your child's school counselor no later than November 5, 2019. If you have questions about the survey, contact Stefan Mascoll, coordinator, Student Safety and Wellness Office, at 571-423-4270.

Mental Health Wellness Program Reminder

Seventh Grade ONLY

On Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16, Kilmer school counselors, along with our school social worker and psychologist, will be implementing the A.C.T. (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) Mental Health Wellness Program – a depression awareness and suicide prevention program to all seventh grade students. Depending on the period your child has Math, your child will participate in the A.C.T. program on Tuesday, October 15 (periods 1, 2, 3, and 4) or Wednesday, October 16 (periods 6 and 7).  The goals of this program are to educate students on the signs and symptoms of depression, to let students know what to do if they have concerns about themselves or a friend, and to connect students who may need support with resources inside and outside of school. Over the last four years, KMS has implemented this program school-wide in seventh grade. The program includes a 25-minute video titled “Time to ACT”. The video highlights the stories of three middle school students and provides simple tips and instructions to help students identify signs of distress in themselves and others and the action steps to A.C.T. - Acknowledge, Care, and Tell. Following the video, all students will complete a brief screening form to assess if further support is needed. Our school counselors, psychologist, and social worker will review the screening forms on the same day, meet with students who identified symptoms of depression, and notify parents. Please keep in mind that this form is  not a diagnostic tool. Rather, it is a way of gathering information that may suggest potential concerns. Parents and guardians will be contacted if there are immediate concerns.

For additional information about the program, please reference the parent letter that was emailed on September 23 to all seventh grade parents. To learn more about the Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention Program - A.C.T., parents may click on this link to preview a short clip of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRjAm3b-e_w

Last year, Mr. Hecht was a patient whose illness was being diagnosed by our students. 

Kilmer Medical Center - Call for Volunteers

November 7, 8, & 11

Kilmer 8th Grade Health and Physical Education teachers need your help!

  • Students will be working in small groups in order to try and diagnose different illnesses and diseases.
  • Volunteer patients will be given a set of symptoms and students will need to ask probing questions about the patients to find the answers
  • Parents may volunteer for as many different time slots as they can.
  • We need approximately 7 volunteers per time slot.

We can’t do this without your help!  Thank You!

https://tinyurl.com/kmed2019

Marshall HS All Night Grad Fundraiser

Friday, October 11, 7:30 PM

Have a fun family night at Marshall HS and help raise money for the all night grad party! Come watch Mr. Sapp and Mr. Kenney as they and other local teachers compete against the Harlem Wizards on Friday, October 11th at 7:30 PM at the Marshall HS Gym. This fun night will be filled with tricks, hoops, and Alley Oops!

Tickets are on sale now! Buy your tickets here. Order early, there are limited seats available.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the GCM Class of 2020 All Night Grad Celebration.

For every ticket sold to Kilmer students and parents, the Kilmer PTA will also receive a portion of the sales proceeds.

Visit www.harlemwizards.com for more information about this event. Questions? Contact John Windt at jwindt@fcps.edu.

School Photo Make up Day is November 18th 

Absent for picture day? Maybe just had a bad hair day? Then mark your calendars - School Photo Make Up Day is Monday November 18th.

Reflections Submissions accepted until October 18

Entries are currently being accepted in the Main Office for this year's Reflections contest. The theme this year is "Look Within." Just look for the colorful box in the office! Entries are due on October 18th.

For questions or more info, contact Tara Holtaway at Tara.holtaway@icloud.com.

You can find an Entry form and contest rules here.

Mark your Calendars for Dining for Dollars

Eat out with your Kilmer friends and family at the PTA's Fall 2019 Dining For Dollars Night! The money the PTA raises goes toward our Kilmer programs! Thursday, Oct 17, 2019: 5-8pm Silver Diner - Tyson's *Can’t stay for dinner? Use your Silver Diner app to order your CARRY OUT or DELIVERY order. 

Reminders

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Field Trip

The 7th grade science department will be going on the MWEE field trip to Burke Lake.  This field trip will provide students a real-world, hands-on opportunity to investigate the Chesapeake Bay Watershed ecology and the impact humans have on ecosystems.  We are looking for parent chaperones to escort groups of 10-12 students; if you are interested, please email your child's science 7 teacher. 

Monday, October 21:  Moore

Tuesday, October 22:  Douthit, Ehsani

Wednesday, October 23: Blake

Thursday, October 24:  Mattix, Zemaitis

High School Activities Fair - March 2020

On Friday, March 27th, students (8th grade only) slated to attend Madison or Marshall High Schools will attend Rising 9th Grade Activities Fairs to receive important information about extracurricular activities and learn more about their upcoming transition.

Students will be transported via FCPS bus departing from Kilmer between 9:15-9:45AM, and returning by 1:00PM. Students remaining at Kilmer will follow their regular schedules during this time. Any student that has applied for a curricular transfer must be approved/accepted in order to attend the fair at any  school other than their base.

Students attending Marshall will need to either bring a lunch or $3.50 to purchase lunch at Marshall High School. LUNCH PIN NUMBERS WILL NOT WORK at Marshall High School for middle school students . Bagged lunches will be provided for those eligible for free or reduced lunch. Students attending Madison will return to Kilmer for lunch.

Students will not be permitted to participate without a signed Parent Authorization Form, please insure the student’s name is clearly printed on the form. Hard Copies were distributed to students during lunch on September 19th and 20th. Students may submit completed forms in the morning to the Main Office or the Cafeteria during lunch.

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

After school activities are now underway. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

10/08 Drama Club (2:15-3:30PM)

10/09 Dungeons & Dragons @E101

10/10 Capitol Debate @G101

          Best Buddies @D103

10/15 Talent Show Rehearsal (2:15-3:30PM)  

10/16 Talent Show Rehearsal (2:15-3:30PM)  

10/18 Theater Sports Competition @Poe MS

11/01  Heritage Night @6PM Students AND Families are invited to share their culture through food, dance, clothing (or Soccer Jersey) & displays

11/12  AMC8 Test (mandatory for Math Counts)

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Tuesday to Thursday, October 8 - 10 - 7th grade Vision / Hearing Tests

Thursday, October 10 - PTA meeting, 7pm

Friday, October 11 - Marshall High School Stars vs. Harlem Wizards

Monday, October 14 - Student Holiday

Tuesday / Wednesday, October 15 / 16 - ACT Program for 7th graders

Friday, October 18 - 8th grade Band Night at Madison HS

Monday to Thursday, October 21 - 24 - MWEE, 7th grade science field trips

Monday, November 18 - School Photo Make up Day 

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

8100 Wolftrap Road Vienna, VA 22182 | Phone: 703-846-8800

Attendance: 703-846-8888 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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