Thank you to the Kilmer Community

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

A few weeks ago, Mrs. Jones’ class put out a call  for supplies for a Class Service Project and the Kilmer Community responded! Here is a message from Ms. Jones and her class. 

Thank you from Ms. Jones's Class

Thank you, Kilmer Community, for your generous support of Mrs. Jones’ Class Service Project.  We repurposed old t-shirts into reusable bags and filled them with essential toiletry items including:  deodorant, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene pads, and face masks.  With your help, we made and filled more than 100 bags to be distributed to homeless individuals in Washington, D.C. through the Homeless Hope organization.  Thank you!

Sincerely,

Amy Miller, Principal     

Giving Opportunity in PAWS Advisory

Next week students will learn about an opportunity to give back to the Kilmer community by donating shelf-stable food items to our food pantry. It will be a fun competition among PAWS classes for a good cause!

Second NJHS Mandatory Candidate Meeting --  December 14, 2021

The date of the next NJHS meeting has been changed to Tuesday, December 14 after school as we are going to meet in person. This mandatory meeting is required for all candidates.

We will hold sessions during BOTH after school blocks to make the meeting more accessible for all students. Each candidate only needs to attend one session to get the information needed for the next steps.

What does NJHS provide? A foundation for success! Candidates are developing skills and habits that will benefit them in high school and beyond. Through experiential leadership, team building, and service project development, NJHS candidates learn to take the lead on improvement initiatives in their school and community. NJHS challenges students to commit to the pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship through active involvement in community service. 

NJHS Office Hours are on Thursdays in Mrs. Hild’s room, D111, from 2:30 – 3:00.

SIS ParentVue Reminders

At any time parents can log in to SIS ParentVUE to check current grades for their student’s classes in real-time. Additionally, parents/guardians with a SIS ParentVUE Account can receive Weekly Progress Reports with a summary of your student’s grades via email. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and make sure you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab. Weekly progress reports for your students will be included in one email. More information on SIS ParentVUE accounts:https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

Spirit Week- Dec. 13-17

Let’s get ready for Winter Break and Show our Kilmer Spirit with our December Spirit Week

 

  • Dec 13 Mismatched Monday – Dress up as wacky as you can in clashing fabrics and crazy colors.
  • Dec 14 Tie-Dye Tuesday – Dress up in your favorite tie dye shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants, socks, etc.
  • Dec 15 Warm + Cozy Wednesday – A sequel to pajama day! Dress up like you’re ready to curl up by the fire with a good book.
  • Dec 16 Tourist Thursday – Dress up like you’re going on vacation! Tropical, ski resort, a trip to the couch, etc.
  • Dec 17 Festive Friday – Dress up like you’re ready to celebrate winter break! PJ’s, snowmen, ugly sweaters, fancy party clothes, etc.

Student Absences

In preparation for the upcoming holidays, please make sure to notify us of student absences or early departures by using the lnk at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/about/attendance-procedures, by leaving a message at 703-846-8888, or sending in a note if your child will be absent.  Thank you for your support during this busy time of year.  

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Happy Thanksgiving from Kilmer MS

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Community, 

This past Wednesday our Band, Orchestra, and Chorus departments distributed 3,263 pies as part of their fundraiser. Thank you so much for your support of our Music Department. When we return after Thanksgiving Break, we will be entering concert season. We will be holding Band, Orchestra, and Chorus concerts during the month of December. These concerts will look a bit different due to COVID-19 protocols but we are very excited that we will be having in person concerts. 

Congratulations to our Kilmer Orchestra students who participated in auditions for the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association's Junior District Honors Orchestra. We had fourteen Kilmer Orchestra students accepted to the orchestra and four chosen as alternates. 

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

PTA Projector Fundraiser

We are so grateful for the PTAs sponsorship of the projector fundraiser. Here is a testimonial from a teacher who currently has an upgraded projector:

“The reliability of the new projector is definitely better. It is much quieter. The previous one had a fan that was very loud. The screen has a wider angle which is great for art class. The resolution is much higher than before.” Charles Raubacher, Art Teacher

If you would like to make a donation, you can go to Pay4SchoolStuff and add the Projector Fundraiser to your cart. CLICK HERE TO DONATE. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Student Absences

In preparation for the upcoming holidays, please make sure to notify us of student absences or early departures by using the lnk at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/about/attendance-procedures, by leaving a message at 703-846-8888, or sending in a note if your child will be absent.  Thank you for your support during this busy time of year.  

Second NJHS Mandatory Candidate Meeting --  December 7, 2021

Congratulations to our new NJHS candidates!

On November 18,  Kilmer NJHS Candidates participated in their first meeting to learn about Stage 1: Investigation. Candidates are expected to demonstrate throughout the year the five pillars of NJHS: Scholarship, Citizenship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

All candidate materials and activities are located in the  NJHS Schoology Course. The NJHS Committee communicates with candidates in Schoology and school email accounts. 

The second NJHS Mandatory Candidate Meeting is on December 7 after school. 

NJHS is ready to Make a Difference!

Private School Application Process & Records Requests

If your student is applying to a private school, please review the process for obtaining transcripts and recommendations: https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/node/5650. Please reach out to KMSStudentRegistration@fcps.edu or your child’s School Counselor with any questions.

HahaHoliday Show

The Kilmer Drama Department is busy preparing for this year’s annual HaHaHoliday Show! We’re very excited to bring this tradition back onto the stage and out of the virtual world on December 10th, 2021!

About the Show:

Middle Schools from around Fairfax County bring their best improv artists to compete for the title of Funniest Improv Troupe that FCPS has to offer! 

How to prepare:

No preparation is required!  Come to Drama Club in First or Second Block on Tuesday, November 23rd in order to play some improv games and show off your skills!

Questions or concerns can be emailed to Mrs. Kozik at nkozik@fcps.edu or stop by room G103

Spring Musical

The Kilmer Drama Department is excited to announce auditions for this year’s spring musical Matilda JR! 

About the Show:

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

How to prepare:

Audition packets can be downloaded from Kilmer Drama’s website at www.kmsdrama.org, or hard copies can be obtained from Mrs. Kozik in Room G103.  Students should sign up for an audition by November 19th in order to receive a PAWS pass for the singing workshop that will take place that day.  Auditions close the morning of November 23rd.

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Kilmer's Food Pantry

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Every three weeks, the Kilmer Food Pantry gives out bags of food, toiletry supplies, and clothes.The entire Kilmer community is so supportive of the Food Pantry with your donations. Last Friday, Rustic Love Vienna presented the Kilmer Food Pantry with a special donation. Thank you to Rustic Love Vienna and all of our community who support the Food Pantry. 

This week, our Algebra teachers collaborated with our librarians to engage the students in Equation Scrabble. The students worked in partners or small groups to solve equations. Solving the equation earned the students a letter that they could play on the class scrabble board. The students were highly engaged and having lots of fun! 

Our Family and Consumer Science classes filled our hallways with the sweet smell of Monkey Bread. The students worked in teams to bake the monkey bread. When I stopped by the class, the students were counting down with excitement as they were anticipating the oven timer going off to indicate their monkey bread was fully cooked!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal 

National School Psychology Week 

This week is National School Psychology Week and we want to recognize the important work of our School Psychologist, Ms. Daigle! School Psychologists in FCPS are mental health specialists who work collaboratively with students, teachers, staff, and families to support the social-emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of students. We appreciate all you do for the Kilmer community Ms. Daigle! Thank you!

First Quarter Grades

The Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed until Saturday, Nov. 13, at 6am for middle and high schools. At that time, students and parents will be able to view final Quarter 1 grades and current Quarter 2 gradebooks. Additionally, FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents through Friday, Nov. 12 during first quarter grading and report card generation. Printed report cards will be mailed early next week.

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

All Kilmer families received an e-notify email today with Scoliosis education information and a Scoliosis fact sheet. More information on Scoliosis and fact sheets in nine languages can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/node/42356

 

TJ Admissions

Middle school students who have an aptitude and passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are encouraged to apply for admission to the Class of 2026 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) beginning Monday, October 25. 

The application will be available on the TJHSST Admissions Office webpage starting October 25, at 4 p.m. Applications must be started by 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, with a deadline to submit the application by Friday, November 19, at 4 p.m.

Photos Reminder

Photo packages have been received at Kilmer and all students who had their photo taken on September 30 or October 1 should have received their photo. Photos can be ordered with the code on the packet. Retakes will be on Monday, November 15th during PAWS for those students who were absent on the original photo day or would like a retake. Students who want a retake need to bring in the original packet. 

PTA Projector Fundraiser

Last week the PTA kicked off their fundraiser for upgraded projectors. At the PTA Meeting on Monday, November 15, we will be sharing the benefits of the upgraded projectors. We were able to start the replacement process last year and here is a testimonial from one of our teachers:

“I love, love, love my new projector. The display is huge and bright.  The interactive pens and screen help me quickly scaffold or elaborate on the presented material, tailoring it for different classes, which is a big improvement over a SMART board. I successfully use this important visual tool to help my students stay organized, focused and engaged.” - Mrs. Hild, English

As a reminder, you can make your donation by going to Pay4SchoolStuff and adding the Projector Fundraiser to your cart. CLICK HERE TO DONATE. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Spring Musical

The Kilmer Drama Department is excited to announce auditions for this year’s spring musical Matilda JR! 

About the Show:

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

How to prepare:

Audition packets can be downloaded from Kilmer Drama’s website at www.kmsdrama.org, or hard copies can be obtained from Mrs. Kozik in Room G103.  Students should sign up for an audition by November 19th in order to receive a PAWS pass for the singing workshop that will take place that day.  Auditions close the morning of November 23rd.

Kilmer’s NJHS Candidate Notifications Emailed on November 8, 2021

Congratulations to our new NJHS candidates!

On November 8,  Kilmer NJHS Candidate Notifications were emailed to candidates’  school email accounts  [@fcpsschools.net] and the parent/guardian email on file in SIS.  We look forward to starting our year of Service Learning together, with the NJHS emphasis on Scholarship, Citizenship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

All candidate materials and activities will be located in the  NJHS Schoology Course. The NJHS Committee communicates with candidates in Schoology and school email accounts.  

The first NJHS Mandatory Candidate Meeting (virtual)  is on November 18, from 3-4, in the NJHS Schoology Zoom link.  More information will be available soon in the NJHS Schoology Course.

 NJHS is ready to Make a Difference!

Spelling Bee Interest Form

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational competition. The Bee’s purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Students interested in competing should complete the Kilmer Spelling Bee Interest Form. Please note that students must be on their FCPS account to access the form.This form is to gauge student interest.

Kiss and Ride:

If you choose to use Kiss and Ride in the morning to drop your child off, students can be dropped off at 7:00 am.  We are noticing that our heaviest volume of traffic is between 7:20-7:30, please note Kiss and Ride is not an excused tardy for your student and they will need to sign in if they arrive after 7:30.

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Kilmer MS - Afterschool Program

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KILMER MIDDLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

Afterschool is entering Week 9!!

 

NO Afterschool Activities or Late Bus Transportation on Wed. 11/10 & Thurs. 11/11 Students are to depart at 2:15PM on these days

ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE: Tuesday - 11/09

2:15PM

1st Block Transition & Snack/Afterschool Attendance (Café)

 

2:30PM

Academic Support with Teachers by Appointment/Office Hours

 

2:40PM

Enrichment & Clubs

Intramural Soccer & Intramural Flag Football (Field)*weather permitting

Kilmer Genius Bar (Library)

Science Olympiad (A112)

Dungeons & Dragons (F122/123)

Homework Hotspot (D109 & E112)

Drama/Theatre Sports/Improv (Café)

Student Council Association (E104)

3:40-3:45PM

1st Block Afterschool Dismissal (Kiss&Ride/Walkers only)

2nd Block Transition

 

3:45PM-4:45PM

2nd Block Clubs & Activities

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Soccer (Field) *weather permitting

Dungeons & Dragons (F122/123)

4:45PM Afterschool & Late Bus Dismissal

 

 

To Bee or not to Bee…

 

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational competition. The Bee’s purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Students interested in competing should access the  Kilmer Spelling Bee Interest Form  after logging onto their FCPS Google account. This is to gauge student interest only currently as we work to confirm facilitation details.

 

What about the National Geographic Bee? “After many conversations and reflections with students, educators, and community members, the decision was made to permanently discontinue the National Geographic GeoBee to make way for new, transformative, and innovative geography education opportunities in which students around the globe can more equitably participate.” (National Geographic Bee )

 

Students have icons for Afterschool Sign-up (Weekly) & Afterschool Sign-In(Attendance)

on their FCPS laptop desktops.

How can students participate in Afterschool Activities?

  1. Registration: Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission  – it is not a club or specific activity registration.
  2. Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course): This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

  1. Club & Activities Sign-Up: Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings through the Afterschool Activity Sign-Up. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation. The Sign-Up form is only accessible when already logged into a student FCPS Google account. The sign-up form prompts selections of date specific choices from a drop-down menu. If an activity is not listed, it will not meet on that day or it is full. Students are encouraged to only stay on days where activities they are interested in or curious about are offered. Students staying after for academic support with a teacher should also use the Activity Sign-Up form and select the teacher they are planning to stay with. If a student needs to stay after with a teacher for support and did not pre-register they may.
  2. Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations should be made at home (before school) for when students stay after.

 

 

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. Once 1st Block begins “Away for the Day” resumes, should a student need to answer a call/text from a caregiver during an activity they are able to check in with the Teacher/Sponsor to step out briefly. We also have phones in the Main Office 703.846.8800 and classrooms if needed. The number to the Transportation Office is for Kilmer is 703.249.7100

How to Start a New Club

Kilmer’s Afterschool Program is Student-Centered! We need your Voice and Participation!! We are open to club suggestions and feedback. IF a club is permissible, there is multiple student interest, a sponsor is available, and we can provide necessary materials/supplies the Afterschool Program

is happy to coordinate, and make it happen.

Link to Club/Activity Student Petition Form: https://forms.gle/kiQhGuFLXBpq8w8c8

 

QUESTIONS?

Email Kimberly Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

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Veterans Day Recognition

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Next week, on Thursday, November 11, 2021, we all come together to recognize our veterans. At Kilmer, we will be showing our appreciation to our nation’s veterans through a school-wide activity. During the PAWS Advisory block on November 11, the students will be learning about the history of Veterans Day and writing letters to deployed troops. Thank you to all the veterans in our community and across our country for your service. 

Thursday, November 11 is a two hour early dismissal day. Please see below for the bell schedule. 

Sincerely, Amy Miller, Principal 

Support a Service Project

Mrs. Jones’ PAWS and Science Students are cultivating an attitude of gratitude.  In addition to giving thanks, they plan to give back in the form of a service project to help the homeless. Students will re-purpose their outgrown t-shirts to make reusable bags and fill them with essential toiletry items. The bags will then be distributed to homeless individuals living in Washington, D.C. through the organization, Homeless Hope.  Please consider supporting these students through donations of old t-shirts and new toiletries.  

A list of needs can be found on this sign-up genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BA9A72BA2FEC25-pegasus.  We request that all donations be delivered to room F121 no later than November 12th.  Thank you!

Photos

Photo packages have been received at Kilmer and all students who had their photo taken on September 30 or October 1 should have received their photo. Photos can be ordered with the code on the packet. Retakes will be on Monday, November 15th during PAWS for those students who were absent on the original photo day or would like a retake. Students who want a retake need to bring in the original packet. 

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for Kilmer Middle School’s Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: {link here} You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

 

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. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

 

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

 

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

                                      

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) 

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Donnie Olajuwon at dlolajuwon@fcps.edu.

 

TJ Admissions

Middle school students who have an aptitude and passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are encouraged to apply for admission to the Class of 2026 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) beginning Monday, October 25. 

The application will be available on the TJHSST Admissions Office webpage starting October 25, at 4 p.m. Applications must be started by 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, with a deadline to submit the application by Friday, November 19, at 4 p.m.

First Quarter Grades

The Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed until Saturday, Nov. 13, at 6 a.m for middle and high schools. At that time students and parents will be able to view Quarter 1 grades and Quarter 2 gradebooks. Additionally, FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents through Friday, Nov. 12 during first quarter grading and report card generation.

Modified Bell Schedule - ACT (SOS) Mental Health Program

On Tuesday 11/9 and Wednesday 11/10 seventh grade students will participate in the ACT mental health program and screening through their history classes. To ensure there is time to follow up with students before dismissal, the bell schedule on those days is modified so that we end the day with 4th period (Tuesday) and 3rd period (Wednesday). See the schedule below. There will be an announcement for students through KTV on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Spelling Bee Interest Form

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational competition. The Bee’s purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Students interested in competing should complete the Kilmer Spelling Bee Interest Form. Please note that students must be on their FCPS account to access the form.This form is to gauge student interest.

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Upcoming November Student Holidays

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We finished the first quarter with a fun spirit week! Pictured above are some of our teachers who dressed up for decades (or century) day. 

The month of November brings some early release and student holidays. Here are some important dates to keep in mind: 

November 1 & 2 - Student Holiday

November 11 - Two Hour Early Release

November 24-26 - School Holiday

The students worked very hard during the first quarter! We hope everyone enjoys this upcoming long weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Survey for Federal Impact Aid

FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Survey for Federal Impact Aid. All forms must be signed and returned to your student’s PAWS Advisory class (4th period) by November 5. All results are confidential

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. More information is available online.

Topic: K-18 Science Basal Instructional Resources Under Consideration

FCPS Solicits Public Comment on K - 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources Under Consideration for Adoption

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is soliciting public review and comment on basal instructional resources under consideration for K - 8 Science.  A basal resource review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December of 2021 to review and recommend new K - 8 Science instructional resources to the School Board.  Citizens are encouraged to review materials under consideration and complete the online public comment form so that valuable community feedback may be shared with the School Board and committee as part of the review process.  

K - 8 Science basal instructional materials may be accessed online October 14th through November 14th.  Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link ­ https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027 beginning October 14th.

TJ Admissions

Middle school students who have an aptitude and passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are encouraged to apply for admission to the Class of 2026 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) beginning Monday, October 25. 

The application will be available on the TJHSST Admissions Office webpage starting October 25, at 4 p.m. Applications must be started by 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, with a deadline to submit the application by Friday, November 19, at 4 p.m.

Photos

Photo packages have been received at Kilmer and are in the process of being distributed to students via PE. Students should get them Wednesday or Thursday. Photos can be ordered with the code on the packet and we will have retakes on Monday, November 15th for those students who were absent on the original photo day or would like a retake. 

Spelling Bee Interest Form 

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational competition. The Bee’s purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Students interested in competing should complete the Kilmer Spelling Bee Interest Form. Please note that students must be on your FCPS account to access the form.This form is to gauge student interest only at this time. 

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Kilmer MS Afterschool Program

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KILMER MIDDLE  AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

Afterschool activities and clubs are now entering week 8! Students continue making new connections and exploring interests. They are also advocating for new clubs like pros! Afterschool runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 2:15-4:45PM.

 

NO Afterschool Activities or Late Bus Transportation on the dates below:

Tues. 11/02

Wed. 11/10

Thurs. 11/11

 

To Bee or not to Bee…

 

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational competition. The Bee’s purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Students interested in competing should complete the Kilmer Spelling Bee Interest Form. This is to gauge student interest only at this time as we work to confirm facilitation details.

 

What about the National Geographic Bee? “After many conversations and reflections with students, educators, and community members, the decision was made to permanently discontinue the National Geographic GeoBee to make way for new, transformative, and innovative geography education opportunities in which students around the globe can more equitably participate.” (National Geographic Bee )

 

NEW Club Alert!  Animal Welfare 11.03 (1st Block)

 

Students have icons for Afterschool Sign-up (Weekly) & Afterschool Sign-In(Attendance)

on their FCPS laptop desktops.

How can students participate in Afterschool Activities?

  1. Registration: Students need a completed Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission  – it is not a club or specific activity registration.
  2. Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course): This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

Club & Activities Sign-Up: Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings through the Afterschool Activity Sign-Up. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation. The Sign-Up form is only accessible when already logged into a student FCPS Google account.

3 The sign-up form prompts selections of date specific choices from a drop-down menu. If an activity is not listed, it will not meet on that day or it is full. Students are encouraged to only stay on days where activities they are interested in or curious about are offered. Students staying after for academic support with a teacher should also use the Activity Sign-Up form and select the teacher they are planning to stay with. If a student needs to stay after with a teacher for support and did not pre-register they may.

4 Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations should be made before students stay after.

 

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. Once 1st Block begins “Away for the Day” resumes, should a student need to answer a call/text from a caregiver during an activity they are able to check in with the Teacher/Sponsor to step out briefly. We also have phones in the Main Office 703.846.8800 and classrooms if needed. The number to the Transportation Office is for Kilmer is 703.249.7100

How to Start a New Club

Kilmer’s Afterschool Program is Student-Centered! We need your Voice and Participation!! We are open to club suggestions and feedback. IF a club is permissible, there is multiple student interest, a sponsor is available, and we can provide necessary materials/supplies the Afterschool Program

is happy to coordinate, and make it happen.

Link to Club/Activity Student Petition Form: https://forms.gle/kiQhGuFLXBpq8w8c8

 

QUESTIONS?

Email Kimberly Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

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Spirit Week

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

It is hard to believe that next week is the last week of the first quarter! The administration has enjoyed visiting classrooms over the course of the quarter and seeing great teaching and learning. We will be concluding the first quarter with a Kilmer Spirit Week, October 25-29.  Here are the themes for each day: 

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Career Day 

Wednesday: Decade Day

Thursday: Team color Day 

Friday: Book character Day 

Friday, October 29 is a two hour early release day. See below for the bell schedule. Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2 are student holidays. 

Enjoy the weekend!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Two Hour Early Release Schedule

Friday, October 29 is a two-hour early release day. Here is the bell schedule: 

 

TJ Admissions

Middle school students who have an aptitude and passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are encouraged to apply for admission to the Class of 2026 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) beginning Monday, October 25. 

The application will be available on the TJHSST Admissions Office webpage starting October 25, at 4 p.m. Applications must be started by 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, with a deadline to submit the application by Friday, November 19, at 4 p.m.

National Junior Honor Society

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society will begin in November, with candidate notification the week of November 5.  Candidate Invitations/Forms and Parent Letters were emailed to student and parent accounts the week of October 4. Requirements to become an NJHS candidate are as follows:

  1. The candidate must be a member of the 8th grade class.
  2. The candidate must have been in attendance at Kilmer Middle School since at least September.
  3. The candidate must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.7, as of June, 2021. 
  4. Electronic receipt of the completed NJHS Introduction Pear Deck and Candidate Form, with signatures, by the deadline, October 28.

For more information about Kilmer’s NJHS service learning process, visit our page on the Kilmer MS website.

Cougars are proud to continue our tradition of service learning at Kilmer MS. Cougars make a difference!

FCPS Job Opportunities Substitute Teachers 

FCPS values our substitutes. They are essential members of every school’s team. Please consider supporting our schools. Click here to learn more about the application process.

Daily Essentials 

There is a high demand for additional masks during the day, please ensure your student has extra masks for after lunch and PE.

 

Additionally, students need to have a reusable water bottle to fill throughout the day. Water fountains are to be used as filling stations only throughout FCPS this year as part of the layered prevention strategy.

Weekly Progress Reports 

Please sign up for Weekly Progress Reports via SIS ParentVUE. All parents/guardians of MS and HS students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter.

 

To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab. 

Attendance Procedures

Attendance is critical to student success. The following information is provided in order for you to report absences to Kilmer Middle School. If your student needs to arrive late, leave early, or will miss class(es), please leave a message on the Kilmer Attendance Line at 703-846-8888 or complete the online form here

Survey for Federal Impact Aid

FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Survey for Federal Impact Aid. All forms must be signed and returned to your student’s PAWS Advisory class (4th period) by November 5. All results are confidential

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. More information is available online.

 

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KILMER MIDDLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

Afterschool activities and clubs are now entering week 7! Students continue making new connections and exploring interests. They are also advocating for new clubs like pros! Afterschool runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 2:15-4:45PM.

 

NO Afterschool Activities or Late Bus Transportation on the dates below:

Tues. 11/02

Wed. 11/10

Thurs. 11/11

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our 41 new Yearbook Staffers!! Yearbook will meet bi-weekly (10.21)

 

NEW Club Alert!  Animal Welfare 11.03 (1st Block)

 

Students have icons for Afterschool Sign-up (Weekly) & Afterschool Sign-In(Attendance)

on their FCPS laptop desktops.

How can students participate in Afterschool Activities?

  1. Registration: Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission  – it is not a club or specific activity registration.
  2. Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course): This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

  1. Club & Activities Sign-Up: Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings through the Afterschool Activity Sign-Up. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation. The Sign-Up form is only accessible when already logged into a student FCPS Google account. The sign-up form prompts selections of date specific choices from a drop-down menu. If an activity is not listed, it will not meet on that day or it is full. Students are encouraged to only stay on days where activities they are interested in or curious about are offered. Students staying after for academic support with a teacher should also use the Activity Sign-Up form and select the teacher they are planning to stay with. If a student needs to stay after with a teacher for support and did not pre-register they may.
  2. Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations  should be made before students stay after.

KILMER AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

2:15 - 2:40PM Transition, Attendance & Snack Break                                                                                        

2:40 - 3:40PM Academic Support by Prearranged Teacher Appointment/Office Hours, Enrichment & Clubs

Tuesday 10/26

Wednesday 10/27

Thursday 10/28

Intramural Soccer (Field)                    *weather permitting

Knitting (E111)

MathCounts (F123)

Intramural Flag Football (Field) *weather permitting

Quiz Bowl (E110)

PEEPS (GIR)

Kilmer Genius Bar (Library)

Intramural Soccer (Field)                   *weather permitting

Intramural Soccer (Field)                *weather permitting

Science Olympiad (A112)

Intramural Flag Football (Field) *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field) *weather permitting

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Art Club (G104)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Homework Hotspot (D109/E112)

Homework Hotspot (E112)

Homework Hotspot (A110)

 

Mentoring Activity (GIR)

Chess & Board Games (B116)

3:40 - 3:45PM Transition & 1st Block Afterschool Dismissal (Kiss&Ride/Walkers only)

3:45PM - 4:45PM Academic Enrichment & Clubs

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Basketball (Gym)

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Soccer (Field)                    *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)  *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field) *weather permitting

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Homework Hotspot (B103)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Science Olympiad (A112)

 

Homework Hotspot (B103)

KILMER AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

Wednesday 11/03

Thursday 11/04

Tuesday 11/09

Knitting (E111)

MathCounts (F122/123)

Intramural Soccer (Field)                *weather permitting

Quiz Bowl (E110)

PEEPS (GIR)

Intramural Flag Football (Field) *weather permitting

Intramural Soccer (Field)                     *weather permitting

Intramural Soccer (Field)    *weather permitting

Kilmer Genius Bar (Library)

Intramural Flag Football (Field) *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)   *weather permitting

Science Olympiad (A112)

Art Club (G104)

Chess & Board Games (B116)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

 Homework Hotspot (B116)

Homework Hotspot (A110)

Homework Hotspot (D109/E112)

Dungeons & Dragons (F122/123)

Yearbook (Library)

Drama/TheatreSports Improv (Café)

Animal Welfare (A101)

 

 

3:40-3:45PM Transition & 1st Block Afterschool Dismissal (Kiss&Ride/Walkers only)

3:45PM -4:45PM Academic Enrichment & Clubs

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Flag Football (Field) *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field) *weather permitting

Intramural Soccer (Field) *weather permitting

Intramural Basketball (Gym)

Homework Hotspot (B103)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Homework Hotspot (B103)

 

 

 

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. Once 1st Block begins “Away for the Day” resumes, should a student need to answer a call/text from a caregiver during an activity they are able to check in with the Teacher/Sponsor to step out briefly. We also have phones in the Main Office 703.846.8800 and classrooms if needed. The number to the Transportation Office is for Kilmer is 703.249.7100

How to Start a New Club

Kilmer’s Afterschool Program is Student-Centered! We need your Voice and Participation!! We are open to club suggestions and feedback. IF a club is permissible, there is multiple student interest, a sponsor is available, and we can provide necessary materials/supplies the Afterschool Program

is happy to coordinate, and make it happen.

Link to Club/Activity Student Petition Form: https://forms.gle/kiQhGuFLXBpq8w8c8

QUESTIONS?

Email Kimberly Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

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KILMER MIDDLE

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

As we enter week 6 of activities, students are settling into their afternoon routines, making new connections and exploring interests. We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Art, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Drama, Quiz Bowl, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Social Justice Book Club, Knitting and more.

Afterschool hours 2:15-4:45PM, Tuesday – Thursday.

Registration

Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission from Caregivers/Guardians/Parents for students to stay after – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course) – This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

 

Club & Activities Sign-Up

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings through the Afterschool Activity Sign-Up. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation. The Sign-Up form is only accessible when already logged into a student FCPS Google account. The sign-up form prompts selections of date specific choices from a drop-down menu. If an activity is not listed, it will not meet on that day or it is full. Students are encouraged to only stay on days where activities they are interested in or curious about are offered.

 

Students staying after for academic support with a teacher should also use the Activity Sign-Up form and select the teacher they are planning to stay with. If a student needs to stay after with a teacher for support and did not pre-register they may.

 

Student have icons for Afterschool Sign-up & Afterschool Sign-In(Attendance)

on their FCPS laptop desktops.

         

KILMER AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

2:15 - 2:40PM Transition, Attendance & Snack Break                                                                                         

2:40 - 3:40PM Academic Support by Prearranged Teacher Appointment/Office Hours, Enrichment & Clubs

2:40 - 3:40PM Academic Enrichment & Clubs

Academic Support by Prearranged Teacher Appointment/Office Hours      

Tuesday 10/19

Wednesday 10/20

Thursday 10/21

Intramural Soccer (Field)                        *weather permitting

Knitting (E111)

MathCounts (F122/123)

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                    *weather permitting

Quiz Bowl (E110)

PEEPS (G101)

Drama Club/Theatre Sports (Cafe)

Intramural Soccer (Field)             *weather permitting

Intramural Soccer (Field)    *weather permitting

Science Olympiad (GIR)

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                 *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                    *weather permitting

Homework Hotspot   (D109 & E112)

Art Club (G104)

Chess & Board Games (B116)

 

 Homework Hotspot (E112)

Homework Hotspot (A110)

 

Dungeons & Dragons (F122/123)

 

3:40-3:45PM Transition & 1st Block Afterschool Dismissal (Kiss&Ride/Walkers only)

3:45PM -4:45PM Academic Enrichment & Clubs

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Soccer (Field)         *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                    *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                    *weather permitting

Science Olympiad (GIR)

Intramural Basketball (Gym)

Homework Hotspot (B103)

 

Homework Hotspot (B103)

 

KILMER AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

2:15 - 2:40PM Transition, Attendance & Snack Break                                                                                         

2:40 - 3:40PM Academic Support by Prearranged Teacher Appointment/Office Hours, Enrichment & Clubs

Tuesday 10/26

Wednesday 10/27

Thursday 10/28

Intramural Soccer (Field)                        *weather permitting

Knitting (E111)

MathCounts (F123)

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                        *weather permitting

Quiz Bowl (E110)

PEEPS (GIR)

Kilmer Genius Bar (Library)

Intramural Soccer (Field)                       *weather permitting

Intramural Soccer (Field)                       *weather permitting

Science Olympiad (A112)

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                         *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                         *weather permitting

    Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Art Club (G104)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Homework Hotspot (D109 & E112)

Homework Hotspot (E112)

Homework Hotspot (A110)

 

 

Chess & Board Games (B116)

3:40 - 3:45PM Transition & 1st Block Afterschool Dismissal (Kiss&Ride/Walkers only)

3:45PM - 4:45PM Academic Enrichment & Clubs

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Basketball (Gym)

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Soccer (Field)                        *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                  *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                  *weather permitting

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Homework Hotspot (B103)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafe)

Science Olympiad (A112)

 

Homework Hotspot (B103)

 

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. Once 1st Block begins “Away for the Day” resumes, should a student need to answer a call/text from a caregiver during an activity they are able to check in with the Teacher/Sponsor to step out briefly. We also have phones in the Main Office 703.846.8800 and classrooms if needed. The number to the Transportation Office is for Kilmer is 703.249.7100

How to Start a New Club

Kilmer’s Afterschool Program is Student-Centered! We need your Voice and Participation!! We are open to club suggestions and feedback. IF a club is permissible, there is multiple student interest, a sponsor is available, and we can provide necessary materials/supplies the Afterschool Program

is happy to coordinate, and make it happen.

Link to Club/Activity Student Petition Form: https://forms.gle/kiQhGuFLXBpq8w8c8

 

QUESTIONS?

Email Kimberly Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

 

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Federal Impact Aid Survey

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7th Grade MWEE field trip

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Thank you to PTA for breakfast on the school planning day. The staff really enjoyed this special treat. We appreciate the continued support from the PTA and the entire Kilmer community. The next PTA meeting is on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be virtual. 

This week our Seventh Grade Students went on the MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Educational  Experience) field trip. While on the field trip, the students collect and classify various organisms from Burke Lake. They take what they learned in the classroom about water quality and test Burke Lake to see if it is a healthy ecosystem. They also participate in an interactive station on biodiversity. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal 

Lost and Found

We have accumulated many misplaced items. Please encourage your student to check for their lost items in the lost and found area in the cafeteria. 

Survey for Federal Impact Aid

FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Students will receive the form during PAWS Advisory (4th period) on Wednesday, October 20. All forms must be signed and returned to Kilmer by November 5. All results are confidential

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County Public Schools and Centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to their school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. More information is available online.

Spirit Week

Kilmer’s Student Council Association is excited to announce our first Spirit week, October 25th-29th.  Show your school spirit and celebrate the end of an awesome 1st quarter by dressing up each day.  On Monday, wear your pajamas to school.  Tuesday is career day – dress in the outfit for the career you want to have when you grow up.  On Wednesday, wear something from your favorite decade.  Thursday is Team color day – wear the color assigned to your team to show your team spirit.  Team colors will be announced by History, English and Science teachers next week.  Friday is storybook character day – dress up as  your favorite character from your favorite book.  Costumes cannot cover a student’s entire face or include face and body paint.  We can’t wait to see all the school spirit soon!

Digital Citizenship Week 10/18-10/22

Digital Citizenship Week kicks off next week! We’ll be doing activities through morning announcements and PAWS that promote students' well-being in an increasingly digital life. Plus, students will reflect on how they can use technology to be a positive influence in their community. You can join in at home by accessing conversation starters and seeing some of the materials your students will see by going to the All Parent Course in Schoology! As a reminder, your username and password for Schoology are the same as your ParentVue account. 

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KILMER MIDDLE

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

As we enter week 5 of activities, students are settling into their afternoon routines, making new connections and exploring interests. We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Art, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Drama, Quiz Bowl, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Social Justice Book Club, Knitting and more.

Afterschool hours 2:15-4:45PM, Tuesday – Thursday.

Registration

Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission from Caregivers/Guardians/Parents for students to stay after – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course) – This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

 

Club & Activities Sign-Up

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings through the Afterschool Activity Sign-Up. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation. The Sign-Up form is only accessible when already logged into a student FCPS Google account. The sign-up form prompts selections of date specific choices from a drop-down menu. If an activity is not listed, it will not meet on that day or it is full. Students are encouraged to only stay on days where activities they are interested in or curious about are offered.

 

Students staying after for academic support with a teacher should also use the Activity Sign-Up form and select the teacher they are planning to stay with. If a student needs to stay after with a teacher for support and did not pre-register they may.

 

Student have icons for Afterschool Sign-up & Afterschool Sign-In(Attendance) on their FCPS laptop desktops.

 

Yearbook

Attention students that applied for the Yearbook Committee! Thank you to all 63 students that applied!  Unfortunately, not all can be selected and the application window has closed. Next Steps:

  • Davis and Mr. Prevost will review all applications for Committee selection
  • Notifications will be posted by October 12th
  • Thursday,October 14th - 1st meeting

Science Olympiad

       Virginia Science Olympiad: Home    Science Olympiad    2022 Division B Events                   Welcome to the Scioly.org (Science Olympiad Student Center) Wiki!

 

Kilmer’s Got Talent

  • October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 in Cafeteria (rehearsal)
  • November 3 (rehearsal)
  • November 5 (rehearsal and performance)

 

KILMER AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

2:15 - 2:40PM Transition, Attendance & Snack Break                                                                                         

2:40 - 3:40PM Academic Support by Prearranged Teacher Appointment/Office Hours, Enrichment & Clubs

Tuesday 10/12

Wednesday 10/13

Thursday 10/14

Intramural Soccer (Field)                        *weather permitting

Knitting (E111)

MathCounts (F123)

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                        *weather permitting

Quiz Bowl (E110)

PEEPS (G101)

Kilmer Genius Bar (Library)

Intramural Soccer (Field)                       *weather permitting

Intramural Soccer (Field)                       *weather permitting

Science Olympiad Qualifying Test (GIR)

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                         *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                         *weather permitting

    Dungeons & Dragons (Cafeteria)

Art Club (G104)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafeteria)

Homework Hotspot  (D109 & E112)

Homework Hotspot (E112)

Homework Hotspot (A110)

 Drama/Theatre Sports/Improv (Cafe)

Social Justice Book Club (Library)

Chess & Board Games (B116)

 

Talent Show Rehearsal (Cafe)

Talent Show Rehearsal (Cafe)

3:40 - 3:45PM Transition & 1st Block Afterschool Dismissal (Kiss&Ride/Walkers only)

3:45PM - 4:45PM Academic Enrichment & Clubs

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Sis/Girl Group (Virtual/Cafe)

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Soccer (Field)                        *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                  *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                  *weather permitting

Dungeons & Dragons (F122/123)

Intramural Basketball (Gym)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafeteria)

Science Olympiad Test  (GIR)

Homework Hotspot (B103)

Homework Hotspot (B103)

 

KILMER AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

2:15 - 2:40PM Transition, Attendance & Snack Break                                                                                         

2:40 - 3:40PM Academic Support by Prearranged Teacher Appointment/Office Hours, Enrichment & Clubs

2:40 - 3:40PM Academic Enrichment & Clubs

Academic Support by Prearranged Teacher Appointment/Office Hours      

Tuesday 10/19

Wednesday 10/20

Thursday 10/21

Intramural Soccer (Field)                        *weather permitting

Knitting (E111)

MathCounts (F122/123)

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                    *weather permitting

Quiz Bowl (E110)

PEEPS (G101)

Student Council Association                (E104)

Intramural Soccer (Field)             *weather permitting

Intramural Soccer (Field)    *weather permitting

Science Olympiad (GIR)

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                 *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                    *weather permitting

Homework Hotspot (E112)

Art Club (G104)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafeteria)

Homework Hotspot   (D109 & E112)

 Homework Hotspot (E112)

Homework Hotspot (A110)

Drama Club/Theatre Sports (Cafe)

Dungeons & Dragons (F122/123)

Chess & Board Games (B116)

 

Talent Show Rehearsal (Cafe)

Talent Show Rehearsal (Cafe)

3:40-3:45PM Transition & 1st Block Afterschool Dismissal (Kiss&Ride/Walkers only)

3:45PM -4:45PM Academic Enrichment & Clubs

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Dungeons & Dragons (Cafeteria)

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

Intramural Soccer (Field)         *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                    *weather permitting

Intramural Flag Football (Field)                    *weather permitting

Science Olympiad (GIR)

Intramural Basketball (Gym)

Homework Hotspot (B103)

 

Homework Hotspot (B103)

 

 

Sis (Virtual)

 

 

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. Once 1st Block begins “Away for the Day” resumes, should a student need to answer a call/text from a caregiver during an activity they are able to check in with the Teacher/Sponsor to step out briefly. We also have phones in the Main Office 703.846.8800 and classrooms if needed. The number to the Transportation Office is for Kilmer is 703.249.7100

How to Start a New Club

Kilmer’s Afterschool Program is Student-Centered! We need your Voice and Participation!! We are open to club suggestions and feedback. IF a club is permissible, there is multiple student interest, a sponsor is available, and we can provide necessary materials/supplies the Afterschool Program

is happy to coordinate, and make it happen.

Link to Club/Activity Student Petition Form: https://forms.gle/kiQhGuFLXBpq8w8c8

 

QUESTIONS?

Email Kimberly Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month- learning about cultures, histories and contributions.

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families,

It was exciting to join Eighth Grade Civics this week in the library. The students were learning to apply the OPVL structure to sources they were evaluating. OPVL stands for: Origin, Purpose,Value, and Limitations. The sources included print materials, social media, photographs, and websites. In Family and Consumer Science, the students are evaluating recipes and a variety of cooking scenarios as they learn about food safety. Science 7’s aquariums are up and running. Students are learning about food chains and food webs. We are anticipating the arrival of the fish soon. 

We would like to welcome three new staff members to the Kilmer Team: 

 Rasan Murtza : Student Monitor

 Doug Brammer  : Student Monitor

Jill McAfee : Long Term Substitute

Monday, October 11 is a Student Holiday. We hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Water Bottles 

Kilmer has three water filling stations around the building.  We encourage students to have a reusable water bottle to fill throughout the day. Water fountains are to be used as filling stations only throughout FCPS this year as part of the layered prevention strategy.

Parent Liaison contact information 

You can reach out to Ms. Espichan through email at vpespichan@fcps.edu or at 703-846-8843. Click here to learn more about the Family Liaison role. 

PTA Reflections Contest

"Calling all writers, artists, photographers, dancers, filmmakers and musicians! Come participate in the National PTA Reflections program which is a competition that encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. This year's theme is "I will change the world by..." Categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. There is also a Special Artists division for those who may need special accommodations. The submission deadline is 10/22/21. For more information about the program, go to the Reflections section on the PTA webpage at (kilmerpta.org)."

National Junior Honor Society

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society will begin in November.  Candidate Invitations/Forms and Parent Letters were emailed to student and parent accounts the week of October 4. Requirements to become an NJHS candidate are as follows:

  1. The candidate must be a member of the 8th grade class.
  2. The candidate must have been in attendance at Kilmer Middle School since at least September.
  3. The candidate must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.7, as of June, 2021. 
  4. Electronic receipt of the completed NJHS Introduction Pear Deck and Candidate Form, with signatures, by the deadline, October 28.

 

Kilmer Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society focuses on Service Learning, using the model presented by FCPS Service Learning and The Complete Guide to Service Learning manual by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A. 

To realize the five pillars of NJHS: Citizenship, Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service, Kilmer’s NJHS uses a guided research-based learning method to help students address an authentic community need. Student initiative and structured time for reflection on the service experience are key elements. Students finish the year able to demonstrate their acquired skills and knowledge in a Service Learning Gallery, and subsequent Induction into the National Junior Honor Society. 

NJHS has made accommodations to our service learning process to reflect FCPS Operational Metrics and guidelines.

 

Cougars are proud to continue our tradition of service learning at Kilmer MS. NJHS is ready to Make A Difference!

KILMER CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

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Kilmer MS After School Program

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KILMER MIDDLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

Afterschool hours are 2:15-4:45 PM, Tuesday – Thursday.

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course) – This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

 

Club & Activities Sign-Up

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. For planning purposes we ask students to pre-register for the activities  through the Afterschool Activity Sign-Up. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation. The Sign-Up form is only accessible when already logged into a student FCPS Google account. The sign-up form prompts selections of date specific choices from a drop-down menu. If an activity is not listed, it will not meet on that day or it is full. Students are encouraged to only stay on days where activities they are interested in or curious about are offered.

Students staying after for academic support with a teacher should also use the Activity Sign-Up form and select the teacher they are planning to stay with. If a student needs to stay after with a teacher for support and did not pre-register they may still stay to meet with the teacher.

Student have icons for Afterschool Sign-up & Afterschool Sign-In (Attendance) 

on their FCPS laptop desktops.

Yearbook

Attention students that applied for the Yearbook Committee! Thank you to all 63 students that applied!  The application window has closed. Next Steps:

  • Ms. Davis and Mr. Prevost will review all applications for Committee selection 
  • Notifications will be posted by October 12th 
  • Thursday,October 14th - 1st meeting

Science Olympiad

  Virginia Science Olympiad: Home    Science Olympiad 2022 Division B Events Welcome to the Scioly.org (Science Olympiad Student Center) Wiki!

Kilmer’s Got Talent

  • October 6 & 7  in Choir Room (auditions)
  • October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 in Cafeteria (rehearsal)
  • November 3 (rehearsal)
  • November 5 (rehearsal and performance)

QUESTIONS? 

Email Kimberly Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

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Kilmer MS Welcomes our Parent Liaison

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Welcome to Kilmer MS Vania Espichan

A message from Principal, Amy Miller

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We are certainly having beautiful weather as we welcome the start of October! Now that we are about half way through the first quarter this is a nice time to reflect with your student on what is going well for them so far this year in school. 

I would like to introduce Vania Espichan to the Kilmer Community as our Family Liaison. Ms. Espichan works as a Family Liaison at Kilmer MS and at Freedom Hill ES. As a Family Liaison she works to connect families and parents with staff, support, and resources at school and in our community. You can reach out to Ms. Espichan through email at vpespichan@fcps.edu or at 703-846-8803. Click here to learn more about the Family Liaison role. 

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Sincerely,

Amy Miller, Principal

PTA Reflections Contest

"Calling all writers, artists, photographers, dancers, filmmakers and musicians! Come participate in the National PTA Reflections program which is a competition that encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. This year's theme is "I will change the world by..." Categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. There is also a Special Artists division for those who may need special accommodations. The submission deadline is 10/22/21. For more information about the program, go to the Reflections section on the PTA webpage at (kilmerpta.org)."

Kilmer’s NJHS

Incorporating Service Learning Into Education

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society will begin again soon, with Candidate Invitations/Forms and Parent Letters emailed to student and parent accounts the week of October 4. Requirements to become an NJHS candidate are as follows:

  1. The candidate must be a member of the 8th grade class.
  2. The candidate must have been in attendance at Kilmer Middle School since at least September.
  3. The candidate must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.7, as of June, 2021. 
  4. Electronic receipt of the completed Candidate Form, with signatures, by the deadline, October 28.

Kilmer Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society focuses on Service Learning, using the model presented by FCPS Service Learning and The Complete Guide to Service Learning manual by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A. 

To realize the five components of NJHS: Citizenship, Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service, Kilmer’s NJHS uses a guided research-based learning method to help students address an authentic community need. Student initiative and structured time for reflection on the service experience are key elements. Students finish the year able to demonstrate their acquired skills and knowledge in a Service Learning Gallery, and subsequent Induction into the National Junior Honor Society. 

NJHS has made accommodations to our service learning process to reflect FCPS Operational Metrics and guidelines.

 

Cougars are proud to continue our tradition of service learning at Kilmer MS. NJHS is ready to Make A Difference!

Student Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature

Thank you to all parents who have been able to sign the SR&R; we are still missing many signatures. 

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

KILMER CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

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PTA Reflections Contest 2021

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller

Dear Kilmer Families, 

This week, FCPS shared the StreamIN/CheckIN process for students who are paused, quarantined, or isolated due to COVID-19. StreamIN/CheckIN will give students who are paused, quarantined, or isolated a way to stay connected with their classes until they return to in-person learning. Click here to learn more about StreamIN/CheckIN. 

At Kilmer, if a student is paused, quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19, the student’s administrator will contact the family. Following that initial contact, the student’s school counselor will connect with the student and family to support accessing the StreamIN/CheckIN and assignments. The school counselor as well as the student’s teachers will check-in with the student on a regular basis to ensure continued connections through the StreamIN/CheckIN and assignments. 

Students at Kilmer will be taking the Virginia Growth Assessment starting next week. Please see below for additional information. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Student Picture Day

Student photos will be taken through PE class on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. Students will receive a photo brochure next week in PE. Photos can be ordered in advance by visiting Lifetouch’s website: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ website, entering the Kilmer’s Picture Day ID EVT3F2XCC and ordering your package.

Lockers

Students who would like to request a locker for this school year may complete the locker request form posted in the All Students Schoology page. The locker request form will close on Friday, October 1 at 3pm. This process was shared with students through KTV morning announcements today and a posted announcement through Schoology. Please keep in mind students will need to continue using their backpacks to carry their laptop during hallway transitions.

FCPS World Language Credit Exam

Students who can read and write in one of 30 languages may access an opportunity to earn high school credit through the World Language Credit Exam offered in November. Please visit the FCPS World Language Credit Exam Site for more information on the 30 languages tested. Students who are interested in taking the World Language Credit Exam need to fill out this form  with their FCPS Google Account to complete registration with their School Counselor. Information for students has been posted to the Student Services Schoology page.

Virginia Growth Assessment Next Week 

The Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics.

 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment.

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school.
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October.  The students at Kilmer Middle School will take the tests on Monday, September 27 (Reading 7), Wednesday, September 29 (Reading 8), and Friday, October 1 (Math) during 4th period. 

Students should check their fcpsschools.net email account, after Thursday, 9/23, for their testing schedule.

If your student has been given an English or Bilingual dictionary to use for their classes, please remind them to bring it to their testing locations.

More information can be found on the FCPS VGA Website. Please contact Marileigh Blake, our School Test Coordinator at mlblake@fcps.edu for any questions. 

Spanish

Korean

Chinese

Arabic

Vietnamese

PTA Reflections Contest

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KILMER CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

After-School Activities

WELCOME to the KILMER MIDDLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM!! Afterschool activities take place 2:15-4:45PM, operating Tuesday – Thursday weekly. The purpose of the Afterschool Program is to provide quality programming in the areas of academic support and enrichment, social skills and youth development, physical health and wellness, and family and community engagement.  We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Art, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Drama, Quiz Bowl, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Social Justice Book Club, Knitting and more. 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course) to see what’s going on & any updates.

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >>> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

Sign-Up for Clubs

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings. Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form AND Afterschool Activities Sign-Up Form 2-4 days BEFORE the club meets. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation. 

Students must be logged into their FCPS Google accounts to access the Link to the                 Afterschool Activities Sign-Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfD4BL5yfGQvgAriJtrpyskI2iO0-cl24XmF-RTCrmm1iN15w/viewform 

 

Afterschool At a Glance

 

How to Get Home From Afterschool

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. QUESTIONS? Email kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

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Afterschool Program correction

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WELCOME to the KILMER MIDDLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM!! 

We are so excited to get to know students and support them in getting to know one another (and themselves) a bit more through activities we hope they enjoy! The purpose of the Afterschool Program is to provide quality programming in the areas of academic support and enrichment, social skills and youth development, physical health and wellness, and family and community engagement. We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Art, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Drama, Quiz Bowl, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Social Justice Book Club, Knitting and more. Afterschool hours are 2:15-4:45PM, Tuesday – Thursday. Attached to this email are a schedule, activity description, and the bus stops.

 

Afterschool activities begin on Wednesday, September 22nd.

 

Afterschool Program Registration

Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is a general acknowledgement and permission from Caregivers/Guardians/Parents for students to stay after – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course) – This is where updates are posted.

 

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >> Enter Access Code2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

 

Club & Activities Sign-Up

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students can pre-register for the afterschool offerings through the Afterschool Activity Sign-Up. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and opportunities for participation. The Sign-Up form is only accessible when already logged into a student FCPS Google account. The sign-up form prompts selections of date specific choices from a drop-down menu. If an activity is not listed, it will not meet on that day. Students are encouraged to only stay on days where activities they are interested in or curious about are offered.

 

Link to Afterschool Activities Sign-Up Formhttps://forms.gle/Z6bnPfqGHyF8o4mU8

 

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. Once 1st Block begins “Away for the Day” resumes, should a student need to answer a call/text from a caregiver during an activity they are able to check in with the Teacher/Sponsor to step out briefly. We also have phones in the Main Office 703.846.8800 and classrooms if needed. The number to the Transportation Office is for Kilmer is 703.249.7100

 

How to Start a New Club

Kilmer’s Afterschool Program is Student-Centered! We need your Voice and Participation!! We are open to club suggestions and feedback. IF a club is permissible, there is multiple student interest, a sponsor is available, and we can provide necessary materials/supplies the Afterschool Program

is happy to coordinate, and make it happen.

 

Link to Club/Activity Student Petition Formhttps://forms.gle/kiQhGuFLXBpq8w8c8

 

 

QUESTIONS?

Email Kimberly Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

 

For Afterschool Program Description, Schedule and late bus click 

Kilmer Information

 

 

 

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Welcome to Kilmer MS Afterschool Program

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WELCOME to the KILMER MIDDLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM!! 

We are so excited to get to know students and support them in getting to know one another (and themselves) a bit more through activities we hope they enjoy! The purpose of the Afterschool Program is to provide quality programming in the areas of academic support and enrichment, social skills and youth development, physical health and wellness, and family and community engagement. We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Art, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Drama, Quiz Bowl, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Social Justice Book Club, Knitting and more. Afterschool hours are 2:15-4:45PM, Tuesday – Thursday. Attached to this email are a schedule, activity description, and the bus stops.

 

Afterschool activities begin on Wednesday, September 22nd.

 

Afterschool Program Registration

Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is a general acknowledgement and permission from Caregivers/Guardians/Parents for students to stay after – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course) – This is where updates are posted.

 

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

 

Club & Activities Sign-Up

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students can pre-register for the afterschool offerings through the Afterschool Activity Sign-Up. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and opportunities for participation. The Sign-Up form is only accessible when already logged into a student FCPS Google account. The sign-up form prompts selections of date specific choices from a drop-down menu. If an activity is not listed, it will not meet on that day. Students are encouraged to only stay on days where activities they are interested in or curious about are offered.

 

Link to Afterschool Activities Sign-Up Form: https://forms.gle/Z6bnPfqGHyF8o4mU8

 

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. Once 1st Block begins “Away for the Day” resumes, should a student need to answer a call/text from a caregiver during an activity they are able to check in with the Teacher/Sponsor to step out briefly. We also have phones in the Main Office 703.846.8800 and classrooms if needed. The number to the Transportation Office is for Kilmer is 703.249.7100

 

How to Start a New Club

Kilmer’s Afterschool Program is Student-Centered! We need your Voice and Participation!! We are open to club suggestions and feedback. IF a club is permissible, there is multiple student interest, a sponsor is available, and we can provide necessary materials/supplies the Afterschool Program

is happy to coordinate, and make it happen.

 

Link to Club/Activity Student Petition Form: https://forms.gle/kiQhGuFLXBpq8w8c8

 

 

QUESTIONS?

Email Kimberly Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.8820.

 

Afterschool Club and Activity Description

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Afterschool Program Schedule

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Afterschool Late Bus

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Virtual Back to School Night

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the PTA meeting this week. We are so appreciative of the PTA’s support. The October PTA meeting will be in the evening on Monday, October 18, at 7:00 pm. By alternating meetings in the morning and evening, we hope that opens up opportunities for people to attend throughout the year. 

Kilmer’s Back-to-School Night will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 21 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. To join the Virtual Back-to-School Night, parents/guardians will login to their parent Schoology account and access the Back-to-School Night link at the top of each course.  When you join each class period, you will be put into a waiting room in Zoom. The teachers will let attendees into the session at the start of the class period. It will be difficult for teachers to let attendees in once they’ve begun their presentation, so please join the course 3-4 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you do not miss any part of the presentation. 

Enjoy the weekend!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller

Back-to-School Night Schedule

Here is a video demonstrating how to login to your Schoology course and access the Back-to-School Night links.

Student Picture Day

Student photos will be taken through PE class on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. Information on ordering pictures will be in next week’s News You Choose. 

After-School Activities

WELCOME to the KILMER MIDDLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM!! 

Afterschool activities begin on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2:15-4:45PM, operating Tuesday – Thursday weekly. The purpose of the Afterschool Program is to provide quality programming in the areas of academic support and enrichment, social skills and youth development, physical health and wellness, and family and community engagement.  We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Art, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Drama, Quiz Bowl, Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Social Justice Book Club, Knitting and more. 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course) to see what’s going on & any updates.

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >>> Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

Sign-Up for Clubs

Most activities are drop in (no-commitment) and your child’s participation may vary, depending upon activity capacities and sponsorship. Students will have the weekend to pre-register for the upcoming week’s offerings.

 

Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form AND Afterschool Attendance Intention Form 2-4 days BEFORE the club meets. This supports our planning for activities, snacks, and equitable opportunities for participation.

Link to Afterschool Attendance Intention/Pre-Registration Form:         https://forms.gle/Z6bnPfqGHyF8o4mU8

How to Get Home

Late Bus Transportation is provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Afterschool dismissal at 4:45pm. Students may be picked up by caregivers/designees any time before 4:45pm and may be asked to sign out if leaving early. All students are expected to be picked on time or access transportation provided. Students are permitted to use their phones only to communicate with caregivers directly after school during attendance/break/snack. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds and return for or during Afterschool. QUESTIONS? Email kckardelis@fcps.edu or call 703.846.882

Afterschool At a Glance

*Activities above are by day, descriptions, locations, sponsors and time will be posted to Schoology

Student Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

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Library Orientation

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend! With the unofficial end of summer now past, we are definitely in full swing here at Kilmer!

This past week, I was able to join Eighth Graders in the library while they were getting oriented to the Kilmer Library and learning about all the amazing resources and opportunities that are available. Our two librarians, Mrs. Hazlin and Mrs. Tempesta, have created a library space in which students can engage in inquiry, meet new friends, explore their interests, talk, have fun, study, and overall be a part of a positive learning community. In Mrs. Hazlin and Mrs. Tempesta’s own words: “In the Kilmer Library, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth.”

While I was visiting the library, the students were sharing their library memories which were enjoyable and quite funny to hear. Then they engaged in a lock-box escape room activity in small groups. In order to figure out the combinations on the locks the students participated in a library scavenger hunt that oriented them to all the resources. Students had a chance to browse and check out books and if they had a few minutes they could play a game of chess. The positive energy and activity was incredible. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Student Picture Day

Student photos will be taken through PE class on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. More information on purchase will be provided next week. 

Upcoming Student Screenings

All families received an e-notify email regarding two upcoming assessments for students including the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener. All FCPS students in grades 3-12 will take the SEL Screener in the fall, winter, and spring with the first screening scheduled for Kilmer students on Wednesday October 20th or Friday, October 22nd. This brief screener focuses on skills and experiences related to self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making and is not the mental health screening we have administered in the past with all 7th graders. The mental health wellness program and screening will be scheduled later this fall and more information about that program, along with an opportunity to opt-out, will be shared with families in the coming weeks. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Yearbooks

Online orders are now being accepted for this year's Kilmer yearbook. Regular price of the yearbook is $40 but act now and get $5 off! Yearbooks can only be purchased online so act now! This special price is only until 10/29/21.

Interested in getting a personalized nameplate for your students yearbook? Personalization must be ordered before January 31st so don’t delay. 

Click on this link to order: https://tinyurl.com/kmsyearbook2022 

Questions, email KMSYearbook@fcps.edu 

Kilmer Food Pantry

As we have in the past, we continue to support families in need with our food pantry. If you can help, we have several easy ways to donate. 

Cash Donations: If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

Drop Off Locations: Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

Online Purchases: You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of the PTA or Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 

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

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

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