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Ms. Aulestia and a student from her team, Sirius, cheering on students participating in the pep rally games.
From the Principal's Desk:
Greetings Cougar Community:
What a fantastic Back to School Night yesterday evening! I hope you enjoyed your visit to the school and hearing from your student's teachers.
It was a week that focused on the importance of community and the "spirit of the team". Not only did we have Community Night last week and Back to School Night, we had our Kilmer Team day on Tuesday. This day included team activities and an awesome Pep Rally with lots of memories. Follow @kilmercougars for photos and videos of the day.
Have a good weekend!Announcements
Kilmer NJHS Candidates - First Mandatory Meeting is September 26, First Block
Candidate Forms for the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) have been collected. Students selected as NJHS candidates for 2019-2020 will be notified through their school email by September 21. The first mandatory NJHS Candidate Meeting is on September 26 from 2:20-3:30 in the cafeteria. Late buses begin on September 24. The second mandatory NJHS Candidate Meeting is on October 10 from 2:20 - 3:30. Successive meetings for this semester will be in smaller groups, during PAWS or by arrangement after school.
NJHS is ready to Make A Difference!
After school interest survey
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 at 4:45PM. 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
Kilmer Afterschool Questions? Email Kimberly Kardelis at email@example.com
Walk and Bike to School Day-October 2nd.
Kilmer Middle is partaking in International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 2nd. All participants should enter through the front door of Kilmer Middle to receive a healthy snack and a bottle of water. Parents are welcome to ride or walk with their children.
Here Comes the Bus will be available started Monday, August 26th
As a result of the Transportation Services' strategic plan, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has decided to pilot the Here Comes the Bus® mobile app at all FCPS locations. Know when your bus is approaching your stop! Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. Get more info here.
FCPS will host its 2019 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference at Carson MS, on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The RATE Conference is an educational technology conference focusing on the use of assistive technology to support all students, especially those with special needs. This year's keynote speaker is Fadel, an FCPS post-secondary student. He will share how assistive technology has impacted his life and school experiences.
FCPS' sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax HS, at 8 a.m. Inova and Kaiser Permanente are partnering with FCPS on this event.
From 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the focus will be on social and emotional learning. Marc Brackett, Ph.D., founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will deliver the keynote address. A special session for high school students—the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit—will also be held during the morning. Breakouts will include sessions on stress and anxiety, fostering resilience, healthy use of technology, drugs and the adolescent brain, vaping, and other topics. Attendees are invited to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, from 12:30-4 p.m. The summit will offer several breakout sessions addressing substance misuse identification, resources, and recovery. Breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of Inova. Register now!Reminders
As your student and their friends are taking part in this school year, the yearbook staff is capturing the memories of the year to live forever in the 2019-2020 yearbook. Get your student a book of middle school memories of this year – buy a yearbook. Don’t miss out.
Regular price is $40, but the early bird special is $30 until September 30th!
Yearbooks can only be purchased online by visiting www.yearbookforever.com
Greetings from After School:
After school activities begin Tuesday, September 24th. Transportation will be 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.
9/24 Science Olympiad Interest Meeting @GIR
STEM Club (Vex IQ & Robotics) Interest Meeting @J139
Model United Nations Interest Meeting @Cafeteria
9/25 MathCounts in the GIR
9/26 NJHS Meeting in the Cafeteria
9/27 Deadline for AMC8 Registration (American Math Competition Test)
10/01 MANDATORY Science Olympiad Qualifying Test 2:15-4:00pm (no devices/ bring a pencil or pen)
- Test items will be selected from all major branches of science
- ABSOLUTELY NO MAKEUPS/ RETAKES
11/01 Heritage Night @6PM Students AND Families are invited to share their culture through food, dance, clothing & displays
11/12 AMC8 Test (mandatory for MathCounts)
Still to come…. SCA, Drama, Board Games, EliteGamingLIVE, Friday Cougars’ Den/Open Gym, Yearbook, Capitol Debate and more!
Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after. Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.846.8820.
Tuesday, September 24 - Late busses and after school activities start
Wednesday, October 2 - Walk / Bike to School Day
Thursday, October 10 - PTA meeting, 7pm
Monday, October 14 - Student Holiday
Monday to Thursday, October 21 - 24 - MWEE, 7th grade science field trips (more info to come)
The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.
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