Kilmer MS News You Choose and Writing SOL #24

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Students directing percussion players in band. They are very talented. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Dear Kilmer Families,

This was a wonderful first week at Kilmer! I enjoyed meeting the staff, students, and parents. Everyone has been very welcoming.

I appreciated meeting parents at the Meet and Greet on Thursday. Thank you to the PTA for hosting this event. During the Meet and Greet, I shared my beliefs that strong trusting relationships are the foundation of the work we do, collaboration is essential to foster a positive school culture, and developing the Portrait of a Graduate Attributes prepares students for the future.

There will be another Meet and Greet on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Following the Meet and Greet we will be hosting the Marshall Pyramid “Digital World: Bridging Technology from Home to School” event.

As I continue to learn more and more about Kilmer, I look forward to hearing from you about what makes Kilmer such a special school and what vision you have for its future. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or thoughts to share. I can be reached by email (ahmiller1@fcps.edu) or by calling the main office at 703-846-8800.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

8th grade Writing SOL Tests

Eighth grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing Test between March 2 and March 18, 2020. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify the school as soon as possible.

In order to minimize the impact of the Writing SOL on classes, we will be running a modified schedule on Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6.  On these dates, periods 1 and 2 will be flipped with periods 7 and 8.  The order of the periods will be 7, 8, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2. Lunch schedules will not change. You can find a copy of the modified bell schedule on the Kilmer website (https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/resources/testing).

The writing test has two components: multiple choice response and a short paper response. In order to obtain a score, your child must complete both components.

Please refer to the table to determine the specific dates that your child will be testing.

 

VDOE and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have an electronic device policy which is to be followed during all SOL testing. To maintain test security, the possession of cell phones or other electronic devices (including wearable technology) in the testing room is prohibited. If a student is discovered with a prohibited electronic device while in a test environment, the student’s test will be stopped, the electronic device will be confiscated, and the student will be removed from the test environment. School administrators, consistent with the Acceptable Use Policy and Student Rights & Responsibilities, have authority to search the “item of personal belonging” (e.g., the cell phone or other device, including wearable technology) if it is believed to contain evidence of a violation of school regulations (in this case, cheating). School administrators have the right to apply school-based consequences based upon their investigation of the situation. Please talk to your student about the electronic device policy and the serious consequences of violating it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Emily Pyatt-Openshaw, School Test Coordinator (egpyattopens@fcps.edu).

Digital World: Bridging Technology from Home to School

Join us on March 18 from 6:15PM - 8:15 PM, at Kilmer Middle School for Marshal Pyramid's Supporting Our Students in a Digital World: Bridging Technology from Home to School. The night will begin with a keynote speaker, two learning sessions, and a student panel.  Presentations will cover a variety of topics for all school age ranges, from:

- Cyber security 

- Social media

- How students access technology in schools

- How families can support good digital balance at home. 

We encourage all families to attend and learn how we can work together to support our students in a growing digital world.  Child care will be provided for toilet-trained children ages 5 - 10.

Stay tuned for more information!

Yearbooks

Kilmer 2019-2020 yearbooks are $40 each. There are a limited number of books left so don’t delay; purchase your yearbook today!

Link: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/kilmer_middle_school_buy_yearbook_5675/PSNZ82yEt9FHA3k2g4bQqG0V

Reminders

Course registration timelines for the 2020-2021 school year

Seventh Grade Academic Advising

February 10 – March 6

Seventh grade students participated in a course registration lesson on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11. At that time, students will enter their eighth grade courses into StudentVue. Over the next month, school counselors will meet one on one with students to finalize their course selections for eighth grade. During this time, honors recommendations will be shared with each student. Students are encouraged to select courses that reflect their academic strengths and interests. After a student meets with their counselor, parents will be able to view their child’s course selections through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If a parent has questions about their child’s course requests, please contact the school counselor. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

Online Course Requests

Eighth Grade Academic Advising

February 10 – March 6

We hope your child had the opportunity to attend the Marshall or Madison Rising Ninth Grade Orientations. The next steps in the course registration process for ninth grade includes the following: Eighth grade students participated in a course registration lesson on Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7. At that time, students entered ninth grade courses into StudentVue. Over the next month, school counselors will meet one on one with students to finalize their course selections for ninth grade. During this time, honors recommendations will be shared with each student. Students are encouraged to select courses that reflect their academic strengths and interests. After a student meets with their counselor, parents will be able to view their child’s course selections through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If a parent has questions about their child’s course requests, please contact their middle school counselor until March 30. After March 30, please contact Marshall or Madison High School if you have additional questions about ninth grade courses.

Online Course Requests

Student Absences

Please make sure to notify us of student absences by using the link at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/attendance, leaving a message at 703 846 8888, or sending in a note if your child will be absent.  If your child is ill, please provide details of the illness. Thank you so much for your support.

On behalf of the PTA

If you are going out to dinner, we encourage you to frequent our fundraising partner, Social Burger. When you go to dinner some of the proceeds will go to Kilmer. 

Social Burger (Maple Ave / Vienna location)

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

4:00-9:00pm 

*INCLUDES in-store and online purchases but NOT delivery orders (UbersEats and DoorDash)

Thank you for your support!

Tips to Stay Healthy

From the school clinic, here are some steps on staying healthy:

  1. Get an annual flu vaccine.
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  4. Stay home when sick.

Please let us know when your child is sick.  It is very beneficial when you give us details about your child’s illness so we can track any trends / patterns.  There may be students, faculty and staff in our community with immunosuppressed or immunocompromised systems.

Eating Disorder Parent Letter

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems. These behaviors can begin as a child and affect both girls and boys. Eating disorders are treatable when discovered early. In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring that every school system provide information to parents annually about eating disorders. This information is given to parents of students in grades five through twelve.  Please see this link for the eating disorder parent letter that is full of information about what eating disorders are and tips for recognizing them

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

NO Independent Study/Computer Lab through 2/19 (Testing)

2/19 – Cricket 2:15-3:30pm (Aux Gym)

2/20 -  Futsal 3:30-4:45pm (Gym)

3/12 – Capitol Debate  (C104)

4/09 – Capitol Debate  (C104)

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.

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

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, February 17 - Presidents Day, No School

Thursday, February 27 - Band Pre-assessment concert, Marshall HS, 7pm

Tuesday, March 3 -  Student holiday/teacher workday

 

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

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and Welcome from Amy Miller #23

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KC the Cougar meets Kilmer's new principal, Amy Miller, at the Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night.

From the Principal's Desk:

Dear Kilmer Families,

It is a true honor to join the Kilmer Middle School community as your new principal. I am so excited to be part of this amazing school.

As a school leader, I am deeply committed to fostering a collaborative school culture in which all students achieve academic excellence and continue their development as Global and Ethical Citizens. The two years of middle school build a foundation of success for the future and nurturing a strong sense of community, engaging students in authentic, innovative learning experiences, and building strong supportive relationships is key for student growth and success. I look forward to working in partnership with you and the Kilmer staff to foster a caring, positive learning environment that develops students who are intellectually curious, creative innovators, and active risk takers.

I will be scheduling opportunities for Principal Meet and Greets. The first one is Thursday, February 13 at 9:30 AM in Kilmer’s Group Instruction Room. Thank you to the Kilmer Parent Teacher Association for hosting this first meet and greet. I will be sending communications about other opportunities soon. I look forward to meeting you and working with your students.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Announcements

Course registration timelines for the 2020-2021 school year

Seventh Grade Academic Advising

February 10 – March 6

Seventh grade students will participate in a course registration lesson on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11. At that time, students will enter their eighth grade courses into StudentVue. Over the next month, school counselors will meet one on one with students to finalize their course selections for eighth grade. During this time, honors recommendations will be shared with each student. Students are encouraged to select courses that reflect their academic strengths and interests. After a student meets with their counselor, parents will be able to view their child’s course selections through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If a parent has questions about their child’s course requests, please contact the school counselor. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

Online Course Requests

Eighth Grade Academic Advising

February 10 – March 6

We hope your child had the opportunity to attend the Marshall or Madison Rising Ninth Grade Orientations. The next steps in the course registration process for ninth grade includes the following: Eighth grade students participated in a course registration lesson on Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7. At that time, students entered ninth grade courses into StudentVue. Over the next month, school counselors will meet one on one with students to finalize their course selections for ninth grade. During this time, honors recommendations will be shared with each student. Students are encouraged to select courses that reflect their academic strengths and interests. After a student meets with their counselor, parents will be able to view their child’s course selections through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If a parent has questions about their child’s course requests, please contact their middle school counselor until March 30. After March 30, please contact Marshall or Madison High School if you have additional questions about ninth grade courses.

Online Course Requests

National School Counseling Week

This week is National School Counseling week and we would like to update you on some of the work our dedicated student services team has undertaken this school year to support our students.  Our Kilmer student services team is led by our Director of Student Services and includes four school counselors, a school social worker, a school psychologist, our student services assistant, office assistant, and parent liaison.  The mission of the Kilmer Middle School Counseling Program is to provide proactive and developmentally appropriate programming that empowers all students to reach their full potential. School counselors advocate for students’ needs and collaborate with stakeholders to create a safe environment that supports students’ academic, career, and personal/social goals. Not only do they promote a culture of learning within a safe and nurturing environment, school counselors implement school counseling programs targeting mental health wellness, preparation for high school and beyond, and academic skill building to support student learning within the classroom. In addition, school counselors provide academic support services, individual and group counseling, and referrals to FCPS and community resources. We believe we have a strong, caring school counseling team that strives toward ensuring that our students feel emotionally and academically supported at Kilmer Middle School.  Thank you to our School Services team who play a critical role in supporting the well-being of our Kilmer students.

Student Absences

Please make sure to notify us of student absences by using the link at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/attendance, leaving a message at 703 846 8888, or sending in a note if your child will be absent.  If your child is ill, please provide details of the illness. Thank you so much for your support.

On behalf of the PTA

If you are going out to dinner, we encourage you to frequent our fundraising partner, Social Burger. When you go to dinner some of the proceeds will go to Kilmer. 

Social Burger (Maple Ave / Vienna location)

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

4:00-9:00pm 

*INCLUDES in-store and online purchases but NOT delivery orders (UbersEats and DoorDash)

Thank you for your support!

Tips to Stay Healthy

From the school clinic, here are some steps on staying healthy:

  1. Get an annual flu vaccine.
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  4. Stay home when sick.

Please let us know when your child is sick.  It is very beneficial when you give us details about your child’s illness so we can track any trends / patterns.  There may be students, faculty and staff in our community with immunosuppressed or immunocompromised systems.

Eating Disorder Parent Letter

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems. These behaviors can begin as a child and affect both girls and boys. Eating disorders are treatable when discovered early. In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring that every school system provide information to parents annually about eating disorders. This information is given to parents of students in grades five through twelve.  Please see this link for the eating disorder parent letter that is full of information about what eating disorders are and tips for recognizing them

Reminders

Summer Program - IFTA

Do you have a child interested in the Arts? Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Institute for the Arts starting on February 3rd!  Classes are first come first serve!

Visit the FCPS IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

or follow IFTA on social media! 

Save The Date!

April 1st: VIP Summer Camp Registration Opens

Students deserve a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) partner in offering a 5 week, full-day camp for students entering 7th and 8th grade next school year (rising 6th graders for Glasgow, Poe and Holmes).

Field Trips: Amusement Parks and Water Parks

Electives: Art, Technology, Cooking, Gaming, Sports (Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball), Group Games and World Languages *Electives are subject to change based on enrollment and staffing*

Camp Dates

Monday June 29th—Friday July 31st

No Camp on Friday July 3rd

Location: Thoreau Middle School

Time:  8am—4pm, Monday—Friday

Registration Fee: $50 (includes camp t-shirt)

Transportation: Provided by FCPS from participating middle schools and select elementary and high schools.

Questions?

Contact Kimberly Kardelis, your Middle School After School Program Specialist

Kiss and Ride Procedures

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

8th Grade High School Activities Days

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 who has applied for a curricular transfer must be approved/accepted in order to attend the fair at any school other than their base school.

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 ensure 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 during lunch in the Cafeteria.

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

1/31 – NO Independent Study/Computer Lab until 2/18 (Testing)

2/12 – Capitol Debate    

3/12 – Capitol Debate  

4/09 – Capitol Debate

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

Thursday, February 13 - Meet and Greet Amy Miller, the new principal, at the PTA meeting, 9:30am

Monday, February 17 - Presidents Day, No School

Tuesday, March 3 -  Student holiday/teacher workday

 

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

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

Kilmer MS News You Choose and Meet and Greet New Principal #22

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.Mr. Sapp leads his Bella Voce class in the National Anthem for the School Board. A fantastic performance - thank you! 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

We encourage you all to come to our next PTA meeting on Thursday, February 13th at 9:30 am in the Kilmer Group Instruction Room. Our new principal, Amy Miller, will introduce herself to the community and be available to meet parents. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Kilmer Leadership Team 

Announcements

2nd Quarter Grades

This Friday, all students received a paper copy of their second quarter report card at the end of the school day. Report cards will be visible in SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue on Saturday, February 1.

Summer Program - IFTA

Do you have a child interested in the Arts? Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Institute for the Arts starting on February 3rd!  Classes are first come first serve!

Visit the FCPS IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

or follow IFTA on social media! 

Save The Date!

April 1st: VIP Summer Camp Registration Opens

Students deserve a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) partner in offering a 5 week, full-day camp for students entering 7th and 8th grade next school year (rising 6th graders for Glasgow, Poe and Holmes).

Field Trips: Amusement Parks and Water Parks

Electives: Art, Technology, Cooking, Gaming, Sports (Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball), Group Games and World Languages *Electives are subject to change based on enrollment and staffing*

Camp Dates

Monday June 29th—Friday July 31st

No Camp on Friday July 3rd

Location: Thoreau Middle School

Time:  8am—4pm, Monday—Friday

Registration Fee: $50 (includes camp t-shirt)

Transportation: Provided by FCPS from participating middle schools and select elementary and high schools.

Questions?

Contact Kimberly Kardelis, your Middle School After School Program Specialist

Kiss and Ride Procedures

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

Reminders

8th Grade High School Activities Days

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 who has applied for a curricular transfer must be approved/accepted in order to attend the fair at any school other than their base school.

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 ensure 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 during lunch in the Cafeteria.

New Building Supervisor

We welcome Mr. Giau Ngo as our new building supervisor. Mr. Giau joins us from Woodlawn Elementary School and is excited to join us here at Kilmer. 

Dinner at Marshall Curriculum Night

Rising Freshman Curriculum Night at Marshall HS Feb 5th - We have dinner covered for you!  Pre-order to guarantee a meal!  Go to pay4schoolstuff.com to pre order. Meal includes one chick Fil-A sandwich, chips, water and a baked good. Pick up your meal in the Marshall High School main lobby between 5:00-7:00 pm on February 5th. Didn't pre-order? Stop by anyway, we will have food available for sale from 5-7 while supplies last!  Proceeds from food sales will benefit the class of 2020 All Night Grad Celebration.

Crosstown Hoops

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

Boys Tryouts Second round Tuesday 2/4

Girls Tryouts: Thursday, 2/6. *Second round Thursday, 2/11* if necessary

Final Rosters Friday, February 7th

In order to be on the team students must:

  • Be able to attend all practices (once a week TDB)
  • Attend the game Friday, 4/17/20  6:00 PM

Teachers must sign weekly check-ins stating grades are passing

2020-2021 Course Registration Timeline

 

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

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

1/31 – NO Independent Study/Computer Lab until 2/18 (Testing)

2/12 – Capitol Debate    

3/12 – Capitol Debate  

4/09 – Capitol Debate

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

Thursday, February 13 - Meet and Greet the new principal at the PTA meeting, 9:30am

Monday, February 17 - Presidents Day, No School

 

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

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

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

Kilmer MS News You Choose and New Principal #21

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Practice, practice, practice makes better for Ms. Fogel's orchestra classes. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

Thank you all so much for your hospitality over the past several months.  I have enjoyed myself tremendously and know that Kilmer will continue to excel as one of the best middle schools in Fairfax County. I will miss you all.

Please welcome Kilmer's new principal, Amy Miller. Her first day will be Monday, February 10th. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Fred Amico

Announcements

8th Grade High School Activities Days

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 who has applied for a curricular transfer must be approved/accepted in order to attend the fair at any school other than their base school.

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 ensure 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 during lunch in the Cafeteria.

New Building Supervisor

We welcome Mr. Giau Ngo as our new building supervisor. Mr. Giau joins us from Woodlawn Elementary School and is excited to join us here at Kilmer. 

Dinner at Marshall Curriculum Night

Rising Freshman Curriculum Night at Marshall HS Feb 5th - We have dinner covered for you!  Pre-order to guarantee a meal!  Go to pay4schoolstuff.com to pre order. Meal includes one chick Fil-A sandwich, chips, water and a baked good. Pick up your meal in the Marshall High School main lobby between 5:00-7:00 pm on February 5th. Didn't pre-order? Stop by anyway, we will have food available for sale from 5-7 while supplies last!  Proceeds from food sales will benefit the class of 2020 All Night Grad Celebration.

Reminders

Crosstown Hoops

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

Boys Tryouts Second round Tuesday 2/4

Girls Tryouts: Thursday, 2/6. *Second round Thursday, 2/11* if necessary

Final Rosters Friday, February 7th

In order to be on the team students must:

  • Be able to attend all practices (once a week TDB)
  • Attend the game Friday, 4/17/20  6:00 PM

Teachers must sign weekly check-ins stating grades are passing

National Geographic Bee

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

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

Hayden C (8th grade) was 2nd

Rohan D (7th grade) was 3rd

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

TJ Admission Recommendations

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

National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony

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

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

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

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

2020-2021 Course Registration Timeline

 

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

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

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

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

1/31 – NO Independent Study/Computer Lab until 2/18 (Testing)

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

Friday, January 24 - End of 2nd Quarter

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

Wednesday, January 29 - Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night

 

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

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Get ready for some Basketball at this year's Crosstown Hoops! 

A Special Announcement

Crosstown Hoops Boys Tryout Date Change!

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

Boys Tryouts This Thursday, 1/23 Second round Tuesday 2/4

Girls Tryouts: Thursday, 2/6. *Second round Thursday, 2/11* if necessary

Final Rosters Friday, February 7th

In order to be on the team students must:

  • Be able to attend all practices (once a week TDB)
  • Attend the game Friday, 4/17/20  6:00 PM

Teachers must sign weekly check-ins stating grades are passing

 

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

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

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

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Announcements

Crosstown Hoops

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

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

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

Final Rosters Friday, February 7th

In order to be on the team students must:

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

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

National Geographic Bee

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

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

Hayden C (8th grade) was 2nd

Rohan D (7th grade) was 3rd

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

ESOL WIDA TESTING INFORMATION MEETING

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

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

TJ Admission Recommendations

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

National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony

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

National Junior Honor Society

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders

2020-2021 Course Registration Timeline

 

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

Family Life Education 

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

Kiss and Ride Procedures

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

School Psychologists

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

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, January 20 - MLK Jr Day, No School 

Tuesday, January 21 - Finance Park

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

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

Wednesday, January 29 - Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night

 

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

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

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

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

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

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

Announcements

2020-2021 Course Registration Timeline

 

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

Family Life Education 

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

Kiss and Ride Procedures

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

School Psychologists

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

Reminders

Thank you to our wonderful parents and PTA!!

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

Finance Park

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

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

PTA School Store

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

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

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

Tuesday, January 14 - Choir Pyramid Concert

Wednesday, January 15 - 17 - Finance Park

Thursday, January 16 - PTA meeting, 7pm

Monday, January 20 - MLK Jr Day, No School 

Tuesday, January 21 - Finance Park

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

 

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

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

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

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

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

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

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

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

Announcements

Thank you to our wonderful parents and PTA!!

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

Reminders

Finance Park

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

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

PTA School Store

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

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

Inclement Weather

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

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

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

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

1/08-  Math Counts Test (Competition Qualifier)

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, January 6, 2020 - School resumes

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

 

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

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

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

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

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

Have a wonderful weekend.

Announcements

Spirit Week

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

Monday 12/16- Neon Day

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

Wednesday 12/18- Twin Day

Thursday 12/19- Kilmer Spirit

Friday 12/20- Pajama Day

We look forward to seeing lots of spirit!

Finance Park

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

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

PTA School Store

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

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

Student Absences Next Week

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

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

Reminders

Kilmer in the News

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

A Note from Ms. Jones' PAWS class

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

Absences Add Up!  Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

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

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

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

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

Inclement Weather

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

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

Winter Break: Office Closed

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

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

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

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

Monday, December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

Monday, January 6, 2020 - School resumes

 

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

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

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

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

Have a wonderful weekend.

Announcements

A Note from Ms. Jones' PAWS class

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

Absences Add Up!  Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

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

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

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

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

Inclement Weather

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

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

Winter Break: Office Closed

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

Reminders

Annual Ha Ha Holiday Show

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

Kilmer Student Services Advisory Council

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

Kilmer Advisory Council RSVP

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

The Kilmer School Counseling team

Employee Nominations

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

Outstanding Teacher 

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

Outstanding New Teacher

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

Outstanding Leader 

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

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

Outstanding Professional Employee 

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

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

Outstanding Operational Employee

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

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

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

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

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

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

Friday, December 13 - In school winter concert

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

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

Monday, December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

Monday, January 6, 2020 - School resumes

 

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

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

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

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

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

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

Announcements

SCA Dance

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

Principal Selection Process

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

Annual Ha Ha Holiday Show

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

Kilmer Student Services Advisory Council

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

Kilmer Advisory Council RSVP

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

The Kilmer School Counseling team

Reminders

Seeking Plastic Bags

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

Employee Recognition

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

Outstanding Teacher 

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

Outstanding New Teacher

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

Outstanding Leader 

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

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

Outstanding Professional Employee 

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

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

Outstanding Operational Employee

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

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

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

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, December 13 - In school winter concert

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

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

Monday, December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break

Monday, January 6, 2020 - School resumes

 

 

 

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

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

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

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

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

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

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Student Absences Next Week

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

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

Seeking Plastic Bags

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

Reminders

Employee Recognition

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

Outstanding Teacher 

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

Outstanding New Teacher

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

Outstanding Leader 

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

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

Outstanding Professional Employee 

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

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

Outstanding Operational Employee

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

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

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

Parent Volunteers Needed - Ellis Island Simulation

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

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Lost and Found

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy shopping!

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

Greetings from After School:

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

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

Thursday, December 5 - SCA dance 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and Employee Recognition #13

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

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!

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

Outstanding Teacher 

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

Outstanding New Teacher

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

Outstanding Leader 

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

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

Outstanding Professional Employee 

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

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

Outstanding Operational Employee

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

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

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

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Make-Up Photos

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

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

Parent Volunteers Needed - Ellis Island Simulation

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

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

Lost and Found

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

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

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

A special Thanksgiving lunch

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

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

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

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

Happy shopping!

Reminders

Kilmer Weekend Food Program

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support

ParentVUE SIS Resources

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

Greetings from After School:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, November 18 - School Photo Make up Day 

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

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

 

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

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From the Principal's Desk:

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

 

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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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