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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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Kilmer MS News You Choose and Food Pantry #12

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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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Kilmer MS News You Choose and Heritage Night #11

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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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Kilmer MS News You Choose and Halloween #10

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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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Kilmer MS Week and Student Parent Survey #9

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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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Kilmer MS Week and Music Fundraiser #8

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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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Workout Wednesday is good for everyone. 

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.  

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All ready to go for after school activities!

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

As we progress into the first quarter, I hope you are speaking with your students about what they are doing in their classrooms.  I ask them every day, and they seem to be excited about what they are learning.  All of our teachers are posting learning targets so that students know the focus of the class and what they will be learning in that day’s lesson.  They should also be aware of their own learning so that they will know when they have mastered that day’s target.  Teachers plan these lessons in their collaborative teams, which are comprised of the other teachers who teach that subject.  They decide as a group on the essential learning and how to assess each unit or lesson.  After an assessment, the collaborative team will examine the students’ results and decide on reteaching and/or retake opportunities. 

Thus far, I have been very impressed with the students’ preparedness and engagement during class.  They seem to truly enjoy their classes and what the teachers are doing.  Likewise, the teachers truly enjoy teaching your students.

Don’t forget that you can check your students’ grades on SIS ParentVue.  In case you haven’t logged on, we are sending home instructions on how to do so. Please continue to speak with your students about their classes and encourage them to be an active learner!

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Auditions Kilmer's Got Talent

Every year the drama department at Kilmer Middle School produces Kilmer’s Got Talent, the annual talent show.  Through individual coaching sessions, group rehearsals and full run throughs, the cast and crew work together to create a night of talent and hope to walk away with one of the final awards.  Students are judged in categories and may also receive the Tara Taylor Award – awarded to the student or students who show dedication and passion in the theatre arts.  Auditions for Kilmer’s Got Talent are NEXT WEEK on October 2nd and October 3rd! Students can sign up on the callboard across from G103 or see Mrs. Kozik if they have any questions or concerns!

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.

Reminders

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  kckardelis@fcps.edu

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 available 

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.

Register for the 2019 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference

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 employees will receive five recertification points for attending the conference. View the conference schedule and sessionsRegister now

Register for the FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference

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!

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.

10/01  MANDATORY Science Olympiad Qualifying Test 2:15-4:00pm (no devices/ bring a pencil or pen) @GIR

  • Test items will be selected from all major branches of science
  • ABSOLUTELY NO MAKEUPS/ RETAKES (students may not leave school and return for test)

10/02  Talent Show Auditions @H108

10/03  Talent Show Auditions @H108

     Student Council Association Interest Meeting

     Yearbook

10/04  EliteGamingLIVE

                Cougars Den Open Gym

                TJ Prep Presentation (4:00-4:45PM) by current TJ Student

                Pink Tie-Dye Activity (bring something white)

10/09 Dungeons & Dragons @E101

10/10 Capitol Debate @G101

          Best Buddies 

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 

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 

 

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

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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  kckardelis@fcps.edu

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.

Register for the 2019 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference

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 employees will receive five recertification points for attending the conference. View the conference schedule and sessionsRegister now

Register for the FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference

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

Yearbook!

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:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

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.

Upcoming Activities:

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 kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820.                

Upcoming Dates 

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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Kilmer MS Week Back to School Night #4

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Getting ready for next week's Team Day!

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

We have now completed our first five day school week!! I think everyone was pretty tired by Friday. We had our first PTA meeting this week as well. I would encourage all families to join the PTA. This organization exists purely to support your students and teachers. They have provided invaluable help to the school in terms of time and money. We are committing to have 100% of our staff join so we would like to approach that number with our families.

Next week will be busy. We have Team Day on Tuesday and Back to School Night on Thursday. There is more information below.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Team Day

On Tuesday, September 17, we will have our first team day of the year. Students will participate in team building activities in the morning and a grade level pep rally in the afternoon. Students are also encouraged to wear their team color to show their team spirit.  As a reminder, no face or body paint will be allowed. A list of team names and team colors is below, as well as times for the day’s special events. Lunch times will be slightly modified; the bell schedule will be posted for students on Monday.

Back to school night – Thursday, September 19th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

All Kilmer parents are invited to attend our annual Back to School night scheduled for next Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm. During this evening, parents will rotate through their child’s schedule and have the opportunity to meet all their child’s teachers and learn about the curriculum for each course.  Parents can access their child’s classes by using their FCPS ParentVue mobile app. Directions for downloading the app are at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

All parents who have registered SIS Parent Accounts, and have students enrolled in either middle or high school can download the FCPS ParentVUE mobile app. If you had an active account from the 2018-2019 school year, you can continue to use this account for the 2019-2020 school year. SIS Parent Accounts and FCPS 24-7 Learning accounts now have the same username and password. SIS ParentVUE registration letters for recently registered students will be centrally mailed three weeks into the school year. If you are waiting on this registration letter and are unable to access ParentVUE at this time, printed schedules will be available in the cafeteria at the start of Back to School Night. Students are also encouraged to share their schedule with their parents.


Parking will be difficult; please think about carpooling with neighbors or friends.

Yearbook!

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

Reminders

Kilmer’s NJHS Candidate Invitations Sent by email

On August 30, Kilmer NJHS Candidate Invitations and Candidate Forms were emailed to all students who earned a cumulative 3.7 GPA in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Invitations were emailed to the students’ @fcpsschools.net account. Parent/guardian information letters were sent to the email on record.

Candidate Forms and Parent/Guardian Letters are also available on the Kilmer Website, along with additional information about NJHS. 

The Candidate Form and Teacher Recommendations deadline is September 17 by 3:00 pm. Completed forms are to be turned in to the Main Office.

Requirements and Expectations for Kilmer NJHS candidates:

  • Candidates for NJHS must have and maintain a GPA of at least 3.70 throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Initial enrollment is based on 7th grade cumulative GPA.
  • Candidates must complete all NJHS assignments by the deadline established by the NJHS committee.  
  • Candidates must show evidence of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service.
  • At least eight hours of direct service must be completed in an approved service learning project and recorded in the NJHS x2Vol. The eight hours of NJHS service are in addition to Civics hours.
  • In addition, seven hours are required during and after school hours for mandatory student meetings and mentor check ins.
  • Candidates must have two teacher recommendations (can be 7th or 8th grade teachers). 

Students selected as NJHS candidates for the 2019-2020 will be notified through their school email after September 19. 

Required Safety Drills

Recognizing and responding to a crisis takes practice.  The more a plan is practiced, reviewed and improved, the better that plan will be implemented. Over the past three weeks we have conducted three successful and efficient fire drills and one lockdown drill. Our students did an excellent job exiting the building during the fire drills and remained calm and followed teacher instructions for the lockdown drill. 

To ensure students and staff receive regular practice of security procedures, the following schedule of drills is maintained by FCPS:

  • Fire drills: Once a week for first twenty (20) school days and monthly thereafter
  • Tornado drills: in March of each academic year
  • Bus evacuation drills: in September and February of each academic year
  • Lockdown drills: Two within the first twenty (20) school days plus two additional drills, one of which must occur in January

We wanted to make sure parent/guardians are aware of these drills for the year in case students want to talk about their experience at home.

Student Gradebooks Open September 9th in SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE

Student grades are available online through SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE. The gradebook will open on Monday, September 9th for parents and students.

If you need a SIS ParentVUE account or cannot remember your username:

Click on this link:  https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm

If you do not remember the password:

Click on this link and select “Forgot Password”: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True   

SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as iPhone, iPad or Android device. Click on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

Getting the news out!

Given the power and scope of social media, many Kilmer faculty and staff have Twitter handles and post photos of Kilmer happenings to spread the good news.  If you are on Twitter, please consider following one or more of our staff:

Kilmer: @kilmercougars

Kilmer Library: @kilmerlibrary

Debra David, Assistant Principal: @jesuidebra

Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal: @chrismusgnug

Michelle Lyttle. Assistant Principal: @michelle_lyttle

Nikisha Kozik, Theater Arts: @KilmerDrama

Jo Gordon, English 8: @jogordon66

Chris Davis, Science 8: @ScienceNvrSucks

Ann Mackenzie, Health and PE: @Mac@kmschat2016

Kathy Van Orden, Reading teacher: @VanOrdenKath

Missie Farrace, French, @mafarrace

Kristen Mattix, Science 7: @science7KMS

Sean Kenney, PE teacher : @KenneyHPE

Eyby Osorio Hernandez, Spanish teacher : @T16espanol-1

Kilmer Martians team: @KilmerMartians

Brooke Nicholas, Spanish teacher: @T13espanol

Emma Aulestia, English 7 teacher: @msaulestia

Family Life Education (FLE): Parent preview Back to School Night

The KMS Health & Physical Education teachers will be available on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-6:00 in F124 computer lab to answer questions about the Family Life Education curriculum.

The link provided directs parents to the FLE curriculum and opt-out forms on the FCPS website.  The opt-out forms are to be turned into Student Services.

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

After school activities and transportation begins Tuesday, September 24th. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- departing at 4:45PM. Late Bus routes will be 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. On Mondays and Fridays plans for staying after and getting home by 3:30PM(Mondays) or 4:45PM(Fridays) must be prearranged as there are no late buses on these days. Students may not leave school grounds and return during Afterschool. Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine or during lunch.

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 kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Tuesday, September 17 - Team Day

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

Tuesday, September 24 - Late busses and after school activities start

 

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

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Kilmer MS Week 1 - NJHS - 8th graders #3

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Coding class is a lot of fun!

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

We have completed our second week of school in an exemplary manner.  The students all seem to have mastered the lockers (for the most part) and have adjusted to their new class schedules.  Their behavior has been excellent in the halls and the cafeteria, which we want to continue.  I have seen a high level of student engagement in the classrooms.  The teachers have worked on high interest, student centered lessons and the results are obvious.  The students will be getting their Student Rights and Responsibilities presentation from the assistant principals next week. 

In the near future, we will be having student town halls to give the students the opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions.  We will also have lunch with the principal to further engage with the students.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Kilmer’s NJHS Candidate Invitations Sent by email

On August 30, Kilmer NJHS Candidate Invitations and Candidate Forms were emailed to all students who earned a cumulative 3.7 GPA in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Invitations were emailed to the students’ @fcpsschools.net account. Parent/guardian information letters were sent to the email on record.

Candidate Forms and Parent/Guardian Letters are also available on the Kilmer Website, along with additional information about NJHS. 

The Candidate Form and Teacher Recommendations deadline is September 17 by 3:00 pm. Completed forms are to be turned in to the Main Office.

Requirements and Expectations for Kilmer NJHS candidates:

  • Candidates for NJHS must have and maintain a GPA of at least 3.70 throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Initial enrollment is based on 7th grade cumulative GPA.
  • Candidates must complete all NJHS assignments by the deadline established by the NJHS committee.  
  • Candidates must show evidence of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service.
  • At least eight hours of direct service must be completed in an approved service learning project and recorded in the NJHS x2Vol. The eight hours of NJHS service are in addition to Civics hours.
  • In addition, seven hours are required during and after school hours for mandatory student meetings and mentor check ins.
  • Candidates must have two teacher recommendations (can be 7th or 8th grade teachers). 

Students selected as NJHS candidates for the 2019-2020 will be notified through their school email after September 19. 

Required Safety Drills

Recognizing and responding to a crisis takes practice.  The more a plan is practiced, reviewed and improved, the better that plan will be implemented. Over the past two weeks we have conducted two successful and efficient fire drills. Our students did an excellent job exiting the building calmly and followed teacher instructions. 

To ensure students and staff receive regular practice of security procedures, the following schedule of drills is maintained by FCPS:

  • Fire drills: Once a week for first twenty (20) school days and monthly thereafter
  • Tornado drills: in March of each academic year
  • Bus evacuation drills: in September and February of each academic year
  • Lockdown drills: Two within the first twenty (20) school days plus two additional drills, one of which must occur in January

We wanted to make sure parent/guardians are aware of these drills for the year in case students want to talk about their experience at home.

Student Gradebooks Open September 9th in SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE

Student grades are available online through SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE. The gradebook will open on Monday, September 9th for parents and students.

If you need a SIS ParentVUE account or cannot remember your username:

Click on this link:  https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm

If you do not remember the password:

Click on this link and select “Forgot Password”: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True   

SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as iPhone, iPad or Android device. Click on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

Getting the news out!

Given the power and scope of social media, many Kilmer faculty and staff have Twitter handles and post photos of Kilmer happenings to spread the good news.  If you are on Twitter, please consider following one or more of our staff:

Kilmer: @kilmercougars

Kilmer Library: @kilmerlibrary

Debra David, Assistant Principal: @jesuidebra

Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal: @chrismusgnug

Michelle Lyttle. Assistant Principal: @michelle_lyttle

Nikisha Kozik, Theater Arts: @KilmerDrama

Jo Gordon, English 8: @jogordon66

Chris Davis, Science 8: @ScienceNvrSucks

Ann Mackenzie, Health and PE: @Mac@kmschat2016

Kathy Van Orden, Reading teacher: @VanOrdenKath

Missie Farrace, French, @mafarrace

Kristen Mattix, Science 7: @science7KMS

Sean Kenney, PE teacher : @KenneyHPE

Eyby Osorio Hernandez, Spanish teacher : @T16espanol-1

Kilmer Martians team: @KilmerMartians

Brooke Nicholas, Spanish teacher: @T13espanol

Emma Aulestia, English 7 teacher: @msaulestia

Family Life Education (FLE): Parent preview Back to School Night

The KMS Health & Physical Education teachers will be available on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-6:00 in F124 computer lab to answer questions about the Family Life Education curriculum.

The link provided directs parents to the FLE curriculum and opt-out forms on the FCPS website.  The opt-out forms are to be turned into Student Services.

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

Reminders

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

After school activities and transportation begins Tuesday, September 24th. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- departing at 4:45PM. Late Bus routes will be 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. On Mondays and Fridays plans for staying after and getting home by 3:30PM(Mondays) or 4:45PM(Fridays) must be prearranged as there are no late buses on these days. Students may not leave school grounds and return during Afterschool. Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine or during lunch.

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 kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Thursday, September 12 - PTA meeting,9:30am

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

Tuesday, September 24 - Late busses and after school activities start

 

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

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Kilmer MS Week 1 - #2

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An opportunity to meet and chat with friends. The cafeteria is a great place to be. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

We had a wonderful first week!!  Our seventh graders took a little while to master the intricacies of using a locker and walking a much larger school, but by today, they seemed to have mastered it.  Our eighth graders don’t seem to have forgotten much over the summer, and are helping the younger students in the halls.  Teachers have focused on community building and have already begun instruction.  I have enjoyed watching your students get back in the swing with some very engaging lessons developed by our teachers.  I look forward to a great year!

Announcements

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

Reminders

Meet our Leadership Team

Kilmer is pleased to welcome our Leadership Team:

  • Fred Amico, Interim Principal
  • Sarah Groh, Director of Student Services
  • Debra David, Assistant Principal
  • Michelle Lyttle, Assistant Principal
  • Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal

Stay Connected with Kilmer!

1.         Kilmer MS website: The website is updated regularly with important student and parent announcements.

2.         Weekly News You Choose: Sent on Friday afternoons

3.         Twitter: Follow us at @kilmercougars.  The twitter feed is a mixture of school celebrations, retweets of teacher / leadership team tweets and announcements.  Twitter is a great way for us to tell our story.

We are excited to be connected!  Please 'follow' us on Twitter, 'like' us on Facebook; we look forward to your likes and retweets.

School Portraits

School photos will be taken during PE on Thursday, September 5th. Brochures for purchasing your student's photos will be sent home next Tuesday. Photos may also be purchased online via www.mylifetouch.com with the school code: HJ229046Q0 (the 0's are zeros) up to 24 hours following the photo day.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us stay organized throughout the day. Here is a link to a parent sign-up. Lifetouch offers vouchers worth $35 to parent volunteers to thank you for your help.

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Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

For the safety of all, follow the posted signs.

Students who live along FCPS transportation routes are strongly encouraged to ride the buses. 

Parents – do not drop your students off in the fire station lot or make a U-turn on Wolftrap Road. This is an active fire station and using this area can slow first responders in an emergency additionally we have seen many almost accidents. Using the Kiss & Ride lanes will ensure the safety of our students.

Morning Arrival:

  • Kiss & Ride drop off is located outside doors 14, 15, and 16 at the side of the building each AM.  (Kiss & Ride students will enter the building using the doors at entrance 14, 15 and 16). Pull up to the top of the sidewalk if possible.
  • In the AM, school bus riders will unload along the front of the school building and enter the building through door 1 (main entrance), only.
  • All students must use the sidewalks and crosswalks at all times. Bike riders MUST walk their bikes once they arrive on campus.
  • ONLY school buses will be allowed use of the bus loop in the front of the school from 7:00 to 7:30 am.

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • Buses will load for departure outside Doors 14 (F-hall), 15 (G-hall), 16 (H-hall) and along the fence near the trailers.
  • Students should immediately exit the building after school and check the white board located outside of Door15 (G-hall) to see if their bus has arrived and its location.
  • If students check the board and their bus is not listed, they should go to the end of the bus line where they will wait for their bus to arrive. To ensure everyone’s safety, DO NOT wait and form crowds along the sidewalk.
  • Students are not allowed to cut through the parking lot to get to their bus. This is dangerous and students can get hurt.
  • Kiss & Ride for students being picked up will be located outside of Door 1 (front of the building). Cars are able to wait in a double lined formation.

Walkers and bike riders will leave via Door 1 (front of the building). Please use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times.

Now that school has started and school busses are all over the roads, please take a moment to review the below diagram of the rules for driving with busses.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night

Join us for our Thomas Jefferson High School Information Night on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm in the Kilmer Group Instruction Room. Learn about the upcoming admissions process for the 2019-2020 school year. An admissions representative from TJHSST will guide you through the online application process and provide general information about admissions. Eighth graders and their families interested in applying to TJHSST are encouraged to attend to have your admissions questions answered.

From the Kilmer Parent Teacher Association

Please join us for our back to school PTA meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 9:30 am in the library. Mr. Amico will welcome our new and returning families and discuss the vision for the school year. 

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

On Thursday, September 5th from 4-6PM we will host an Afterschool Open House/Community Night  for students and their families to meet club sponsors and see what’s available to them after school. We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Drama Club, Model United Nations, Yearbook, Capital Debate Club, Technology Student Association (STEM Club), Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer and more. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after. After school activities begin officially on Tuesday, September 24th, operating from 2:15-4:45PM

Club Descriptions and Calendar coming soon!!! Parents are welcome to volunteer and students may petition for new clubs.

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- departing at 4:45PM. Late Bus routes will be 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. On Mondays and Fridays plans for staying after and getting home by 3:30PM(Mondays) or 4:45PM(Fridays) must be prearranged as there are no late buses on these days. Students may not leave school grounds and return during Afterschool. Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine or during lunch.

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 kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Friday, August 30 / Monday, September 1 – Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 5- School portraits through PE class

Thursday, September 5 - 6th Annual Community Night, 4-6pm and our Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night, 6 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria

Thursday, September 12 - PTA meeting,9:30am

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

 

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

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Kilmer MS Welcome - Date Correction

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Congratulations to Ruth Baxley on being recognized as the June 2019 FCPS Cares Recipient of the Month for Region 2 by the Department of Human Resources. Thank you for all you do.  

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Community:

The staff here at Kilmer is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our students for the new school year. Our custodians have done an amazing job with the building and grounds to ensure that everything is in top shape for our students. The teachers have been working diligently taking extra classes, having curriculum meetings and planning innovative lessons for your children. Personally, I am excited to be part of a school with such and outstanding staff and wonderful students and parents. I hope to meet all of you in the coming weeks.

Again, welcome to another great school year!!

Announcements

Meet our Leadership Team

Kilmer is pleased to welcome our Leadership Team:

  • Fred Amico, Interim Principal
  • Sarah Groh, Director of Student Services
  • Debra David, Assistant Principal
  • Michelle Lyttle, Assistant Principal
  • Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal

Stay Connected with Kilmer!

1.         Kilmer MS website: The website is updated regularly with important student and parent announcements.

2.         Weekly News You Choose: Sent on Friday afternoons

3.         Twitter: Follow us at @kilmercougars.  The twitter feed is a mixture of school celebrations, retweets of teacher / leadership team tweets and announcements.  Twitter is a great way for us to tell our story.

We are excited to be connected!  Please 'follow' us on Twitter, 'like' us on Facebook; we look forward to your likes and retweets.

School Portraits

School photos will be taken during PE on Thursday, September 5th. Brochures for purchasing your student's photos will be sent home next week. Photos may also be purchased online via www.mylifetouch.com with the school code: HJ229046Q0 (the 0's are zeros) up to 24 hours following the photo day.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us stay organized throughout the day. We will have a sign up next week. Lifetouch offers vouchers worth $35 to parent volunteers to thank you for your help.

Everything Transportation

Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

For the safety of all, follow the posted signs.

Students who live along FCPS transportation routes are strongly encouraged to ride the buses.

Morning Arrival:

  • Kiss & Ride drop off is located outside doors 14, 15, and 16 at the side of the building each AM.  (Kiss & Ride students will enter the building using the doors at entrance 14, 15 and 16). Pull up to the top of the sidewalk if possible.
  • In the AM, school bus riders will unload along the front of the school building and enter the building through door 1 (main entrance), only.
  • All students must use the sidewalks and crosswalks at all times. Bike riders MUST walk their bikes once they arrive on campus.
  • ONLY school buses will be allowed use of the bus loop in the front of the school from 7:00 to 7:30 am.

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • Buses will load for departure outside Doors 14 (F-hall), 15 (G-hall), 16 (H-hall) and along the fence near the trailers.
  • Students should immediately exit the building after school and check the white board located outside of Door15 (G-hall) to see if their bus has arrived and its location.
  • If students check the board and their bus is not listed, they should go to the end of the bus line where they will wait for their bus to arrive. To ensure everyone’s safety, DO NOT wait and form crowds along the sidewalk.
  • Students are not allowed to cut through the parking lot to get to their bus. This is dangerous and students can get hurt.
  • Kiss & Ride for students being picked up will be located outside of Door 1 (front of the building). Cars are able to wait in a double lined formation.

Walkers and bike riders will leave via Door 1 (front of the building). Please use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times.

Parents – do not drop your students off in the fire station lot or make a U-turn on Wolftrap Road. We have seen many almost accidents. Use the Kiss & Ride lanes.

Now that school has started and school busses are all over the roads, please take a moment to review the below diagram of the rules for driving with busses.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night

Join us for our Thomas Jefferson High School Information Night on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria. Learn about the upcoming admissions process for the 2019-2020 school year. An admissions representative from TJHSST will guide you through the online application process and provide general information about admissions. Eighth graders and their families interested in applying to TJHSST are encouraged to attend to have your admissions questions answered.

From the Kilmer Parent Teacher Association

Please join us for our back to school PTA meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 9:30 am in the library. Mr. Amico will welcome our new and returning families and discuss the vision for the school year. 

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Kilmer Community Night, Thursday, September 5th from 4:00pm-6:00pm! This exciting event is open to Kilmer students and families. The Kilmer Afterschool Program hosts an evening filled with learning opportunities for both students and parents. The goal is to develop relationships and increase family and community engagement by sharing a number of resources and activities available here and within our community.

When does Afterschool start? How do you sign up? When can you stay? What can you do? Which late bus do you ride? Come out and learn what our Afterschool is about!  Register for the program, see the club offerings, meet the sponsors and ask questions!!

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, August 26 – School starts. Classes begin at 7:30.

Friday, August 30 / Monday, September 1 – Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 5- School portraits through PE class

Thursday, September 5 - 6th Annual Community Night, 4-6pm and our Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night, 6 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria

Thursday, September 12 - PTA meeting,9:30am

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

 

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

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Kilmer MS Welcome

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Congratulations to Ruth Baxley on being recognized as the June 2019 FCPS Cares Recipient of the Month for Region 2 by the Department of Human Resources. Thank you for all you do.  

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Community:

The staff here at Kilmer is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our students for the new school year. Our custodians have done an amazing job with the building and grounds to ensure that everything is in top shape for our students. The teachers have been working diligently taking extra classes, having curriculum meetings and planning innovative lessons for your children. Personally, I am excited to be part of a school with such and outstanding staff and wonderful students and parents. I hope to meet all of you in the coming weeks.

Again, welcome to another great school year!!

Announcements

Meet our Leadership Team

Kilmer is pleased to welcome our Leadership Team:

  • Fred Amico, Interim Principal
  • Sarah Groh, Director of Student Services
  • Debra David, Assistant Principal
  • Michelle Lyttle, Assistant Principal
  • Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal

Stay Connected with Kilmer!

1.         Kilmer MS website: The website is updated regularly with important student and parent announcements.

2.         Weekly News You Choose: Sent on Friday afternoons

3.         Twitter: Follow us at  @kilmercougars.  The twitter feed is a mixture of school celebrations, retweets of teacher / leadership team tweets and announcements.  Twitter is a great way for us to tell our story.

We are excited to be connected!  Please 'follow' us on Twitter and Instagram, 'like' us on Facebook; we look forward to your likes and retweets.

School Portraits

School photos will be taken during PE on Thursday, September 5th. Brochures for purchasing your student's photos will be sent home next week. Photos may also be purchased online via www.mylifetouch.com with the school code: HJ229046Q0 (the 0's are zeros) up to 24 hours following the photo day.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us stay organized throughout the day. We will have a sign up next week. Lifetouch offers vouchers worth $35 to parent volunteers to thank you for your help.

Everything Transportation

Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

For the safety of all, follow the posted signs.

Students who live along FCPS transportation routes are strongly encouraged to ride the buses.

Morning Arrival:

  • Kiss & Ride drop off is located outside doors 14, 15, and 16 at the side of the building each AM.  (Kiss & Ride students will enter the building using the doors at entrance 14, 15 and 16). Pull up to the top of the sidewalk if possible.
  • In the AM, school bus riders will unload along the front of the school building and enter the building through door 1 (main entrance), only.
  • All students must use the sidewalks and crosswalks at all times. Bike riders MUST walk their bikes once they arrive on campus.
  • ONLY school buses will be allowed use of the bus loop in the front of the school from 7:00 to 7:30 am.

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • Buses will load for departure outside Doors 14 (F-hall), 15 (G-hall), 16 (H-hall) and along the fence near the trailers.
  • Students should immediately exit the building after school and check the white board located outside of Door15 (G-hall) to see if their bus has arrived and its location.
  • If students check the board and their bus is not listed, they should go to the end of the bus line where they will wait for their bus to arrive. To ensure everyone’s safety, DO NOT wait and form crowds along the sidewalk.
  • Students are not allowed to cut through the parking lot to get to their bus. This is dangerous and students can get hurt.
  • Kiss & Ride for students being picked up will be located outside of Door 1 (front of the building). Cars are able to wait in a double lined formation.

Walkers and bike riders will leave via Door 1 (front of the building). Please use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times.

Parents – do not drop your students off in the fire station lot or make a U-turn on Wolftrap Road. We have seen many almost accidents. Use the Kiss & Ride lanes.

Now that school has started and school busses are all over the roads, please take a moment to review the below diagram of the rules for driving with busses.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night

Join us for our Thomas Jefferson High School Information Night on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria. Learn about the upcoming admissions process for the 2019-2020 school year. An admissions representative from TJHSST will guide you through the online application process and provide general information about admissions. Eighth graders and their families interested in applying to TJHSST are encouraged to attend to have your admissions questions answered.

From the Kilmer Parent Teacher Association

Please join us for our back to school PTA meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 9:30 am in the library. Mr. Amico will welcome our new and returning families and discuss the vision for the school year. 

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Kilmer Community Night, Monday, September 5th from 4:00pm-6:00pm! This exciting event is open to Kilmer students and families. The Kilmer Afterschool Program hosts an evening filled with learning opportunities for both students and parents. The goal is to develop relationships and increase family and community engagement by sharing a number of resources and activities available here and within our community.

When does Afterschool start? How do you sign up? When can you stay? What can you do? Which late bus do you ride? Come out and learn what our Afterschool is about!  Register for the program, see the club offerings, meet the sponsors and ask questions!!

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, August 26 – School starts. Classes begin at 7:30.

Friday, August 30 / Monday, September 1 – Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 5- School portraits through PE class

Monday, September 5 - 6th Annual Community Night, 4-6pm and our Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night, 6 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

 

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

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Reminder: Kilmer MS Open Houses

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Dear Kilmer Community,

 

As a reminder, our Eighth Grade Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and our Seventh Grade Open House is scheduled for Thursday, August 22nd from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. During our seventh and eighth grade open houses, students will receive their class schedules and locker assignments. Parents will also receive a packet of FCPS information, including bus schedules, when they pick up their child’s schedule. In addition, families will have the opportunity to join the PTA, practice opening the assigned locker and add supplies, locate classrooms, and add money to lunch accounts. PE uniforms will be sold the first week of school. Please bring cash or check made out to Kilmer Middle School. The cost of the uniform is $10 ($6 for the shorts and $4 for the shirt). Online ordering for PE uniforms is now closed.

 

The following TWO forms are required to be completed in order to receive a class schedule and locker assignment at the open house.

Emergency Care Form                                            

Health Information Form

 

If you are unable to attend the open houses, class schedules and locker assignments will be available for pick-up on Friday, August 23rd from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The building will not be accessible to tour during this time. Students who are unable to pick up their schedules prior to the first day can also log on to SIS StudentVUE to view their schedule. Schedules will be available on SIS StudentVUE and SIS ParentVUE beginning August 22nd. Schedules will also be available for pick up in the group instruction room the morning of August 26th.

Please visit our website at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/ for all forms and additional back-to-school information.

 

August 26th is the first day of school. Classes start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m.   Students should come prepared with the supplies listed on the Kilmer website. Students may be asked to purchase additional supplies based on their individual teacher requirements. All students will receive an agenda book during the first week of school, which includes Kilmer’s policies and expectations, with helpful tips on organization, time management, and communication between home and school

 

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On this night, parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers, school counselor, and administrators, as well as learn about classroom policies and the curriculum their child will be studying in each class.

 

Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account

SIS Parent Accounts provide access to view your child’s student information, including attendance, report cards, class schedules, gradebook, course history, discipline, health, and school information, establishing another form of communication between home and school. If you had an active account from the 2018-2019 school year, you can continue to use this account for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents who have recently registered their child at Kilmer Middle School will receive a letter in the mail in mid-august with an activation key and login information to create a SIS Parent Account. For additional assistance in setting up SIS Parent Accounts, please refer to the following links:

 

SIS Parent Account Login

SIS Parent Account Registration (video)

SIS Parent Account Registration (site)

SIS Parent Account Navigation

SIS Parent Account User's Guide

 

 

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Upcoming Events at Kilmer MS

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August 5, 2019

 

Dear Kilmer Community,

 

I hope that these summer months are providing time for rest and reflection for your family. We have been very busy this summer hiring dynamic new teachers, registering new students, creating student schedules, and planning for the 2019-2020 school year.

I am inviting each of you to attend our upcoming open house afternoons. During our seventh and eighth grade open houses, students will receive their class schedules and locker assignments. Parents will also receive a packet of FCPS information, including bus schedules, when they pick up their child’s schedule. In addition, families will have the opportunity to join the PTA, practice opening the assigned locker and add supplies, locate classrooms, and add money to lunch accounts. PE uniforms will be sold the first week of school. Please bring cash or check made out to Kilmer Middle School. The cost of the uniform is $10 ($6 for the shorts and $4 for the shirt). Online ordering for PE uniforms is now closed.

Below are the dates for each open house by grade level: 

8th grade Open House is Tuesday, August 20th, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

7th grade Open House is Thursday, August 22nd, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

The following TWO forms are required to be completed in order to receive a class schedule and locker assignment at the open house.

 

Emergency Care Form                                            

Health Information Form

 

If you are unable to attend the open houses, class schedules and locker assignments will be available for pick-up on Friday, August 23rd from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The building will not be accessible to tour during this time. Students who are unable to pick up their schedules prior to the first day can also log on to SIS StudentVUE to view their schedule. Schedules will be available on SIS StudentVUE and SIS ParentVUE beginning August 22nd. Schedules will also be available for pick up in the group instruction room the morning of August 26th.

Please visit our website at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/ for all forms and additional back-to-school information.

 

August 26th is the first day of school. Classes start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m.   Students should come prepared with the supplies listed on the Kilmer website. Students may be asked to purchase additional supplies based on their individual teacher requirements. All students will receive an agenda book during the first week of school, which includes Kilmer’s policies and expectations, with helpful tips on organization, time management, and communication between home and school.

 

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On this night, parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers, school counselor, and administrators, as well as learn about classroom policies and the curriculum their child will be studying in each class.

 

Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account

SIS Parent Accounts provide access to view your child’s student information, including attendance, report cards, class schedules, gradebook, course history, discipline, health, and school information, establishing another form of communication between home and school. If you had an active account from the 2018-2019 school year, you can continue to use this account for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents who have recently registered their child at Kilmer Middle School will receive a letter in the mail in mid-august with an activation key and login information to create a SIS Parent Account. For additional assistance in setting up SIS Parent Accounts, please refer to the following links:

SIS Parent Account Login

SIS Parent Account Registration (video)

SIS Parent Account Registration (site)

SIS Parent Account Navigation

SIS Parent Account User's Guide

 

On behalf of our Parent Teacher Association

Welcome!  Welcome to all new and returning Kilmer families!  The PTA is looking forward to meeting many of you at our 7th and 8th Grade Open Houses in a few weeks.  Please take a minute or two to drop by and say hello and introduce yourself to our new board members, sign up on site for PTA membership, and perhaps most importantly (to your student anyway!) bring your checkbook or cash to purchase any needed locker accessories like shelves, mirrors, and other Kilmer gear.

 

PTA Membership.  There is, as always, a lot going on behind the scenes as we prepare for the start of the new school year.  We encourage you to take care now of signing up for your Kilmer PTA Membership, before the onslaught of back to school paperwork hits in full force!  It’s easy – Visit www.pay4schoolstuff.com and if you already have an account, simply update your student’s information and add membership and donations to your cart.  If you are new to Kilmer, creating an account and joining the PTA will take less than 5 minutes.  If you have any problems or questions, feel free to reach out (kilmerpta@gmail.com) and we will be more than happy to help.

 

Back to School Teacher Events.  The PTA will hit the ground running by hosting welcome back events for our wonderful teachers on August 19th and 22nd.  If you are able to help out, please email us at kilmerpta@gmail.comor check out the sign up on our website if you are able to donate items for our events.

 

Getting News from the PTA.  The PTA communicates with Kilmer parents primarily through a weekly newsletter, our website, and our Facebook page.  Most returning families should already be set up to receive the newsletter.  If you are new to Kilmer, it can take several weeks for the PTA to get updated contact info from the school, but you can email us at kilmerpta@gmail.comnow and be added right away so as not to miss out on any news!  You can also visit us at www.kilmerpta.org and follow us on Facebook to stay up on all the latest info.

 

School Store.  Our school store will be selling needed locker and classroom items at both Open Houses, and will be open every day for the first two weeks of school to sell binders, notebooks, pencil cases, or whatever else your child may need for the classroom, and much more.  Visit the School Store tab on the website for more details about items for sale and pricing info.  We also open the School Store twice a week (during the four lunch blocks) during the school year, and staff the Store with parent volunteers.  It’s a great way to come in to see the school in action during the day, and to meet more of the Kilmer community.  Be on the lookout for a volunteer sign up in our upcoming newsletter and on our website.

 

First PTA Meeting.  Our first general PTA meeting will take place on Thursday September 12th at 9:30 AM.  We hope to see both lots of new and familiar faces there!

We look forward to meeting you and having you join our PTA family.

 

Academic and personal excellence for all of our students remains our number one goal. This year, we will continue to foster the love of learning, the joy of exploring, and the academic and personal success through enriching experiences that both you and we desire for all of our Kilmer Cougars.

 

Warm Regards,

Ronald L. James, Principal

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