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  • 8/26 WELCOME BACK!: Please read the Welcome Back Letter from our wonderful Principals. This letter contains important information about our upcoming school year including class placements and cafeteria information.
  • 8/26 Open House: The KG Open House is on the 1st of September from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  A reminder that this is the only day that all students and parents are at the school at one time.  There will be very limited parking.  Please park in the neighborhood.  Reminder:  Please do NOT block driveways.
  • 8/26 Book your Summer! To show that your child(ren) have completed the reading and entered for the contest, all students must submit electronically. Participants in each school will qualify for a chance to win school prizes: $50 in books of their choice or a laptop. DUE DATE IS SEPTEMBER 7th!
  • 8/25 Kiss & Ride: Please take a moment to review the map for Kiss and Ride drop of & pick up. We are excited to start the year and want to make sure we start off safely!
  • 6/29 Fall registration is open for the 2016-2017 school year for all new students in Kent Gardens boundary.  Registration information and paperwork can be found here on our website under parent information and also at the FCPS website  under registration.  You may drop off paperwork in our office between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday.
  • 6/22 Supply List: Supply lists for the 2016-2017 school year are available for viewing and ordering at School Tool Box. A printable supply list can be supply list can be found here.
  • 6/22 Book Your Summer: Rising 1st through 12th grade students are invited to use the "READ!" activity card to help them choose a variety of genres and activities to keep reading enjoyable all summer long. Students who complete a "READ!" across the card in any direction should submit their card online or on paper by September 7th. (It's like BINGO, but with books!) After September 7th, at every school, students at each grade level will be randomly selected to receive $50 in free books. PLUS, one student from each school will be randomly selected to receive a laptop!!! For more information check out the Book Your Summer website and look for a Book Your Summer "READ!" card in your child's backpack the last week of school.
  • 6/22 Summer Reading: Parents and students are invited to join us at the Dolley Madison Library during the summer.  We will meet on July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6:00-7:00pm.  This is a perfect opportunity to have a book talk or learn about a new book.  We have invited our staff so please come join us! Students must be accompanied by an adult.  Please contact Sheri Emory at with questions.
  • 6/8 Bands / Strings Music Selection: We had a great band and string concerts recently.  ALL rising 4th, 5th and 6th grade parents should choose their child’s music selection for the 2016-17 school year in order for your child(ren) to be placed in the appropriate/preferred music class..  Should you have questions, please email Alison Parrell or Art Pittman with band questions.  Strings questions can be directed to Kara Thibodeau, or Starlet Smith at Rising 4th grade students are given the option of joining strings (most students participate), while 5th and 6th grade students are given the option of participating in strings OR band.  Note that almost all 4th grade students participate (approximately 97%). Students who choose band or strings will have one general music class a week, and one instrumental music lesson a week. Students who choose NOT to do band or strings will have two general music classes a week. The link is as follows:   Chorus is a separate decision for 5th and 6th grade students.  This practice is typically held two mornings a week noting that this may change dependent upon schedule. .
  • 4/28 Sixth Grade Parents: Sixth grade parents please note that you may enroll your child in Start to Success at Longfellow from August 15th to August 19th. This is a wonderful program that all students enjoy and benefit from as they transition to middle school. Click here for the FAQ page. Click here for registration information. Click here for the emergency care form.                         
  • 8/14 Parents - do not forget to use your SIS Parent View account this fall. Your login from SIS Parent View will work for FCPS 24/7 Blackboard this fall. Login to SIS here. Find out more about how to activate your SIS Parent Account - watch the video now