KJMS RISE - New Student Orientation Program

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KJMS RISE - New Student Orientation Program

KJMS RISE 2024 – New Student Orientation!

Registration for the 2024 KJMS RISE program will close tomorrow, June 19th at 12:00 Noon. 

This one day experience will ensure your student starts off middle school at KJMS on the right foot!

  • One Day Orientation for students new to KJMS
  • Choose from three dates – July 26, July 29, or July 30, from 9am-1pm
  • Connect with KJMS Students
  • Meet some KJMS Staff
  • Get to know the building 
  • Learn more about what to expect with middle school
  • $25 Registration Fee*
  • Lunch provided
  • KJMS Spirit Wear!

How to Register:

  1. Signup for your preferred RISE date HERE
  2. Go to MySchoolBucks - search and select the "KJMS RISE Summer Program 2024" item to pay the $25 Registration fee*. If you are not coming to us from one of our feeder schools, you may not be able to find this item in MySchoolBucks.

Please contact Ms. Friday Oeur at [email protected] for additional payment options. 

*Limited Scholarships available upon request.  If your family is experiencing financial hardship, contact Ms. Friday Oeur at [email protected].

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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KJMS RISE - New Student Orientation Program

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KJMS RISE 2024 – New Student Orientation!

Registration is available for the 2024 KJMS RISE program.  This one day experience will ensure your student starts off middle school at KJMS on the right foot!

  • One Day Orientation for students new to KJMS
  • Choose from three dates – July 26, July 29, or July 30, from 9am-1pm
  • Connect with KJMS Students
  • Meet some KJMS Staff
  • Get to know the building 
  • Learn more about what to expect with middle school
  • $25 Registration Fee*
  • Lunch provided
  • KJMS Spirit Wear!

How to Register:

  1. Signup for your preferred RISE date HERE
  2. Go to MySchoolBucks - search and select the "KJMS RISE Summer Program 2024" item to pay the $25 Registration fee*. If you are not coming to us from one of our feeder schools, you may not be able to find this item in MySchoolBucks.

Please contact Ms. Friday Oeur at [email protected] for additional payment options. 

*Limited Scholarships available upon request.  If your family is experiencing financial hardship, contact Ms. Friday Oeur at [email protected].

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

EagleFest - Thursday, August 15th

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EagleFest

We are excited for the start of the school year at Katherine Johnson Middle School (KJMS)! We are inviting your family to this year's EagleFest which will take place on Thursday, August 15th. EagleFest is a chance for students and families to:

  • Walk the building with your schedule - see your classrooms and take some time to figure out how to navigate the building on day 1!
  • Meet other KJMS families or catch up with old friends!  This year's EagleFest will have food trucks in the front of the building.
  • Celebrate the end of Summer and the start of a great School Year at KJMS!

Sessions

We have 4 sessions for families to choose from on Thursday, August 15th:

  • Session 1 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Session 2 - 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Session 3 - 5:00 - 6:00pm
  • Session 4 - 6:00 - 7:00pm

Food

There will be food for sale during each Session.  Come support local and small business! Specific Food Trucks to be announced.

Parking

Due to limited parking, we are asking families to sign-up for one 60 minute session.  When you sign up for your hour timeslot, please know you can arrive anytime during that hour. You should plan for your walk around the building to take 30 minutes. We will ask that you depart at the end of your scheduled hour to free up parking for the next group.

 

You can sign-up for EagleFest by clicking HERE

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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Katherine Johnson MS Weekly News - June 10, 2024

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Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Summer Hours for the Main Office & Registrations

KJMS Summer office hours are as follows:

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday - Thursday.

Please reach out to the main office at (703) 934-2400 (press "0") to schedule appointments outside these office hours. Registrations are by appointment only. 

For registration information/appointments, please mail Andrea Holmes at [email protected].

Also, frequently check your emails for updates throughout the summer of various events happening at KJMS.  Thank you.

Donations for Teachers

​​​​​​​As our school year comes to an end, we would like to celebrate staff for a great school year.  We are asking for gift baskets and/or gift card donations.  We would love to send our staff into summer with some extra fun!  We plan to raffle off any items that we acquire. Donations can be dropped off in the main office with Kara Payne. 

Some ideas for gift baskets could be: beach themed, kid friendly, movie night, charcuterie, smores,  hot sauce/bbq sauces, baking basket, pasta basket…just to name a few.  Really anything you would like 😊

Thank you so much for your generosity and support.

KJMS - Medication Pickup Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).  Clinic letter.

If you have any questions, please contact your school health aide, Sandy Johnson, at 703-934-2410.  Thank you.

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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Katherine Johnson MS Weekly News - June 7, 2024

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Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

in this issue: Important Dates

Visit the KJMS Facebook and Instagram to see more pictures and videos.

KJMS Event Calendar

 

  • June 10 - 8th Grade Laptop Collections during Lunch Periods
  • June 11 - 7th Grade Laptop Collections during Lunch Periods
  • June 11 - Awards Ceremony and 8th Grade Field Day
  • June 12 - Last of School - Early Release - 12:15 PM 
    • It will be a grab and go lunch
Principal's Message

Good afternoon, KJMS Families,

Happy last Friday of school! This is MY last Friday with students–ever. Today was bittersweet for me as I walked into each of the classes during 1st period passing out treats for our staff (treats that were donated by families as part of our Amazon wish list, so thank YOU!). I wanted to share what I saw since you could not be here. 

Your Eagles are still doing great things, learning new things, and sharing culminating projects in mature ways that prove all they have learned all year.  I also attended and helped with Ms. Boyer’s English 7  final project-based learning presentations of the year. I am so proud of the hard work I saw going on in EVERY class today. Be proud. Tell your child how much you appreciate them for giving effort to the very end. Also, take a moment to share a thank you email with your child’s teachers. As I have been cleaning things, I have found treasured thank you cards and notes from students I taught over 25 years ago. How special. Your note could be what one of our teachers reads years from now with a smile and warm memories. 

We hope to see many of you next Tuesday at Awards Day presentations or volunteering (just call the office) to help with our 8th Grade Field Day or 7th Grade Activities. This ALL happens on Tuesday, and many hands make the work light. 

My time at KJMS has been among the best of my career. Thank you all for the support and kind words. You will be in wonderful hands with Mr. Smith, as he has already been coming over during the mornings to meet and greet students and staff. As we wrap up this final week of school, I find myself savoring each moment. I appreciate each of you for being part of those special moments. Thank you.

One proud principal,

Tammy Silipigni 

Student Laptop Use for Summer Programs

Does your student need to use their KJMS laptop for a summer program? Fill out this form to let us know! Your student will not turn in the laptop during the last week of school and can return it once their summer program is complete.

Any questions, please email [email protected]

KJMS - Medication Pickup Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).  Clinic letter.

If you have any questions, please contact your school health aide, Sandy Johnson, at 703-934-2410.  Thank you.

SY24-25 Intention Form

If your student is transferring to another school next year, please complete the  Student Intention Form and send it to Ms. Holmes, our Registrar via email at  [email protected]. No need to submit the form if your child is going to attend our school or one of our feeder high schools as planned. 

Last Chance to Review Family Life Education Materials

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Science Olympiad

Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team for their participation in the state tournament at UVA.

We are proud of how they represented KJMS and the creativity and innovation that they showed.  

Team celebrations:

  • 5th place in Can't judge a powder: Lucas Liu and Ameya Rajeev
  • 5th place in Code busters: Lucas Liu, Ameya Rajeev and Nathan Park 
  • 5th place in Forestry: Riya Prabhu and Vivian Lee 
  • 6th place in Wheeled Vehicle: Shrutavinda Dongre and Vivian Lee

Thank you to all of the families who supported our students both during the season and at the competitions and a HUGE thank you to Ms. Verma for sponsoring our team this year! 

International Academic competitions

Congratulations to our Quiz bowl Team students for their participation in the IAC competitions at Washington DC.

We are proud of how they represented KJMS.

Team celebrations:
2nd place in History Bee and Science Bee: Sauren Quatra
2nd place in Geography Bee: Ameya Rajeev

A HUGE thank you to Ms. Galutan for sponsoring our team this year!

Fairfax Circle Redevelopment Project

KJMS students actively worked on their Fairfax Circle Redevelopment Proposal in collaboration with Fairfax City Community Development and Planning Office. This was a true project-based learning opportunity where students applied the content learned in class to real world situation. To make it a real experience they presented their sustainable proposal to the Fairfax City Council, Mayor, City School Board and Superintendent. This proposal was well thought out keeping negative human impact and heat island effect on the ecosystem. Students proposed to reduce impervious surface, add sidewalks, more lights, better traffic movement and above all to plant more trees and add pervious surface to help reduce runoff. Students excelled in demonstrating all Portrait of a Graduate Skills.

Link to the presentations:

https://youtu.be/i4qzDIn_fs4 - School Board 

https://youtu.be/-3JiHUUPALU - City Council

FFX Now coverage:

https://www.ffxnow.com/2024/06/05/middle-school-students-pitch-eco-friendly-redesign-for-fairfax-circle/

🍎 Become a Teacher!

Know someone interested in becoming a teacher? If so, let them know about our job fair on Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.-noon, at Oakton High School. Registration is required to attend.

End-of-Year Reminders for Families

The end of the school year is next week! Please see some important reminders below:

  1. Remind your child to return all school library books and FCPS laptops. 
  2. Check your child’s MySchoolBucks account and pay any balances. 
  3. Pick up any medications your child has been taking at school. A parent/guardian must pick them up in person.
  4. Bookmark the 2024-25 school year calendar to be ready for next year. 

Please contact your child’s school with any questions.

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

📖 Adventure Begins at the Library This Summer!  

The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) understands the importance of summer reading. Reading and participating in engaging reading activities throughout the summer are two effective ways to help students retain skills they learned in school this year. 

The Summer Reading Adventure kicks off on Wednesday, June 12. Join the adventure and register today

Children’s Summer Reading Festival

Fairfax Library Foundation will celebrate FCPL’s annual summer reading program with two free Children's Summer Reading Festival events:

Families can enjoy games, crafts, face painting, bounce houses, snacks, a DJ, and other activities.

Family Fun, All Summer Long! 

Fairfax County Public Library also offers free family fun all summer long. Activities include animal presentations/petting zoos, Dinoman Dinosaurs, ArtSplash, Rocknosceros, Kaydee Puppets, and other fun events. View a full calendar of events.

Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

 

Pediatric Health Fairs INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit FCPS’ Immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  

Parents/caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Students in the 12th grade must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine.

Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

Asha-Jyothi 16th Annual 5K Run

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Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Visit the Recruitment Events calendar for a list of all FCPS job fairs. 

KJMS Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Free Family Resource Center

Resources for Newly Registered Families

  • Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. 
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons? Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. You may contact [family liaison’s name], our family liaison, at [email and phone number].  

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Families can find printable resource guides and details about the center’s free lending library on FRC’s homepage. They may also sign up to receive the FRC newsletter for updates on webinars, resources, and other information. If you have questions, please contact the FRC via email at [email protected] or call 703-204-3941.

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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KJMS PTA News - June 5, 2024 - Reminder - PTA Meeting Tomorrow, June 6

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Join us at our Last SY 23-24 PTA meeting! Tomorrow - Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:30 PM Virtual

Hello, KJMS Families!

We're welcoming our new principal, Chris Smith (starting July 1st).  He will be there at the beginning of the meeting to introduce himself and provide a chance for parents to ask questions. 

 

Please join us! 

Zoom Link to Join KJMS PTA Meeting

Meeting ID: 929 2850 3634

Passcode: 401607

Please also consider becoming a PTA member. You may do so very easily online by clicking here.  

Hope to see you tomorrow tonight! 

Thank you,

Garrett Osumah

KJMS PTA President

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Let's Keep KJMS PTA Going

We are still looking for nominations for PTA officers for next year for vice president, treasurer, and secretary. 

Please consider a position with the PTA so great activities and contributions to the school may continue.

Vice President - Hospitality and events act as an aide to the president leading and managing all hospitality and events such as Staff Appreciation, 7th/8th grade party etc. and perform other delegated duties as assigned.

Treasurer - Handles and oversight of all funds and finances for the local PTA, keep full financial records to include an accurate account of receipts and expenditures as directed in the bylaws. Make disbursements as authorized by the president, executive board, or general membership in accordance with the budget adopted by the general membership.

Secretary - Record the minutes of all meetings of the local PTA and perform other duties as assigned.

Parents who are interested in serving next year can email Garrett Osumah at  [email protected]. He will be happy to answers any questions as well.

KJMS Library Book Returns

Does your child still have KJMS library books to return? We are still looking for 356 overdue books. Please check your child’s backpack for any book with library labels and ask them to turn the book in ASAP! We want everyone to start the year strong next fall with NO overdue books on their accounts. Thank you for supporting your school library!

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
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KJMS After-School

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After-School Updates After-School Family Survey

KJMS After-School is finishing up one of our most successful years!  We were the top 3 in after-school attendance for all 26 FCPS Middle Schools!  We could not do this without your support, the staff members who work in our program and of course your students!

Below is a link for a quick survey about the KJMS Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality!

Thank you for completing the survey and for your support of the after-school program.  This survey is FCPS approved. Approval Number is 24234.

The last day to take the survey is June 7, 2024.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCQKSN8

 

KJMS RISE - New Student Orientation Program

KJMS RISE 2024 – New Student Orientation!

Registration is available for the 2024 KJMS RISE program.  This one day experience will ensure your student starts off middle school at KJMS on the right foot!

  • One Day Orientation for students new to KJMS
  • Choose from three dates – July 26, July 29, or July 30, from 9am-1pm
  • Connect with KJMS Students
  • Meet some KJMS Staff
  • Get to know the building 
  • Learn more about what to expect with middle school
  • $25 Registration Fee*
  • Lunch provided
  • KJMS Spirit Wear!

How to Register:

  1. Signup for your preferred RISE date HERE
  2. Go to MySchoolBucks - search and select the "KJMS RISE Summer Program 2024" item to pay the $25 Registration fee*. If you are not coming to us from one of our feeder schools, you may not be able to find this item in MySchoolBucks.

Please contact Ms. Friday Oeur at [email protected] for additional payment options. 

*Limited Scholarships available upon request.  If your family is experiencing financial hardship, contact Ms. Friday Oeur at [email protected].

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Katherine Johnson MS Weekly News - May 24, 2024

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in this issue: Important Dates

Visit the KJMS Facebook and Instagram to see more pictures and videos.

KJMS Event Calendar

 

  • June 4 - FHS Graduation - 9:00 AM
  • June 5 - KJMS Instrument Rental Collection
  • June 10 - 8th Grade Laptop Collections during Lunch Periods
  • June 11 - 7th Grade Laptop Collections during Lunch Periods
  • June 11 - Awards Ceremony and 8th Grade Field Day
  • June 12 - Last of School - Early Release - 12:15 PM 
    • It will be a grab and go lunch
Principal's Message

Dear Eagle Community,

What a busy week of congratulatory events at Katherine Johnson Middle School. We inducted over 300 Eagles into our National Junior Honor Society on Wednesday evening. We are so proud of the current and new members and their hard work both academically and in the community. Way to go, Eagle Scholars!

Many of our multilingual students had a hands-on experience navigating Fairfax High School this past week learning all about how to become a Roaring Lion! Have a second chance to learn the layout of FHS and meet the staff will ensure a much smoother transition.

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, we hosted our annual hands-on CPR and AED training with the City of Fairfax Fire Department and the guest trainers from Gwyneth’s Gift. This is always a special guest for me personally as Gwyneth was my student in Stafford when I was an assistant principal. Our staff did a Breakfast for a Cause and donated $100 so more schools could have this training opportunity. Please ask your Eagle what they remember from this important training.

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation teaching our students Hands-Only CPR! All 7th and 8th grade students learned what to do in an emergency during their PE classes.

We would like to extend a congratulations to all of our Fairfax High School seniors. Yesterday, we welcomed our seniors back to KJMS for the traditional Graduation Walk (also know as the grad walk).  The celebrations continued at the FHS graduation on Tuesday, June 4.  

Grad Walk - KJMS Facebook Page 

Additionally, we want to congratulate our extended family of other high school and college graduates during this spring of 2024. We have much to celebrate with our families!

 

Finally, we are thrilled to announce the conclusion of our first middle school sports season! This past Thursday, we hosted a wonderful end-of-season banquet dinner to celebrate the achievements and hard work of our students, coaches, and families. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to making this season a glowing success. Your dedication, support, and enthusiasm have been truly inspiring.

We look forward to seeing you all next season for more exciting sports action!

End-of-the season banquet dinner

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dr. Silipigni,

Principal

VSBA Regional Art Contest

8th grader Lily Chang’s artwork was submitted to the annual VSBA (Virginia School Board Association) Regional Art Contest and she won 3rd place for the Blue Ridge Region!

Student Laptop Use for Summer Programs

Does your student need to use their KJMS laptop for a summer program? Fill out this form to let us know! Your student will not turn in the laptop during the last week of school and can return it once their summer program is complete.

Any questions, please email [email protected]

KJMS - Medication Pickup Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).  Clinic letter.

If you have any questions, please contact your school health aide, Sandy Johnson, at 703-934-2410.  Thank you.

SY24-25 Intention Form

If your student is transferring to another school next year, please complete the  Student Intention Form and send it to Ms. White, our Registrar via email at  [email protected]. No need to submit the form if your child is going to attend our school or one of our feeder high schools as planned. 

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Read the news release.

FCPS Summer Camps

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources

🥗 Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance! 

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Visit the Recruitment Events calendar for a list of all FCPS job fairs. 

KJMS Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Free Family Resource Center

Resources for Newly Registered Families

  • Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. 
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons? Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. You may contact [family liaison’s name], our family liaison, at [email and phone number].  

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Families can find printable resource guides and details about the center’s free lending library on FRC’s homepage. They may also sign up to receive the FRC newsletter for updates on webinars, resources, and other information. If you have questions, please contact the FRC via email at [email protected] or call 703-204-3941.

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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After-School Updates Last Day for After-School - Thursday, May 30th

The last day for After-School Activities will be Thursday, May 30th.  We will be hosting the KJMS "The Voice" Competition - all students are welcome to attend!

After-School Family Survey

KJMS After-School is finishing up one of our most successful years!  We were the top 3 in after-school attendance for all 26 FCPS Middle Schools!  We could not do this without your support, the staff members who work in our program and of course your students!

Below is a link for a quick survey about the KJMS Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality!

Thank you for completing the survey and for your support of the after-school program.  This survey is FCPS approved. Approval Number is 24234.

The last day to take the survey is June 7, 2024.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCQKSN8

KJMS RISE - New Student Orientation Program

KJMS RISE 2024 – New Student Orientation!

Registration is available for the 2024 KJMS RISE program.  This one day experience will ensure your student starts off middle school at KJMS on the right foot!

  • One Day Orientation for students new to KJMS
  • Choose from three dates – July 26, July 29, or July 30, from 9am-1pm
  • Connect with KJMS Students
  • Meet some KJMS Staff
  • Get to know the building 
  • Learn more about what to expect with middle school
  • $25 Registration Fee*
  • Lunch provided
  • KJMS Spirit Wear!

How to Register:

  1. Signup for your preferred RISE date HERE
  2. Go to MySchoolBucks - search and select the "KJMS RISE Summer Program 2024" item to pay the $25 Registration fee*. If you are not coming to us from one of our feeder schools, you may not be able to find this item in MySchoolBucks.

Please contact Ms. Friday Oeur at [email protected] for additional payment options. 

*Limited Scholarships available upon request.  If your family is experiencing financial hardship, contact Ms. Friday Oeur at [email protected].

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Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

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Visit the KJMS Facebook and Instagram to see more pictures and videos.

KJMS Event Calendar

  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 24- June 7 - PALS Testing Begin  (World Language Classes)
  • May 28 & 30 - CPR Event- Volunteers Needed (Sign-up)
  • May 29 - Retakes for SOL Math (selected students)
  • May 30 - Traditional FHS Grad Walk -10:00 AM
  • May 30 - Last day for Afterschool Programs and Late Buses
  • May 31 - Music Dept. Field Trip - All Day
  • May 31 - Retakes for SOL Science (selected students)
  • May 29 - NJHS Inductions
    • 5:30 PM - Grade 8
    • 7:15 PM - Grade 7
  • June 3 - FHS Graduation - 9:00 AM
  • June 5 - KJMS Instrument Rental Collection
  • June 10 - 8th Grade Laptop Collections during Lunch Periods
  • June 11 - 7th Grade Laptop Collections during Lunch Periods
  • June 11 - Awards Ceremony and 8th Grade Field Day
  • June 12 - Last of School - Early Release - 12:15 PM 
    • It will be a grab and go lunch
Principal's Message

Hello, Eagle Families,

We want to thank those in our midst who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our county on this Memorial Day Weekend. There are not enough words to offer comfort and appreciation that would share our sentiments accurately. Please take a moment this weekend to stop and be thankful for all we have because of these sacrifices.

This past Monday, we had a wonderful City of Fairfax AVID Honors Night at FHS. There were AVID students from 4-12th grades in our Fairfax Pyramid with their families to share in accomplishments, a meal, and games. What a lovely way to spend an evening! We had over 200 people in attendance, and we had our rising AVID 7th graders there to sign our AVID banner.

On Tuesday, we had our Rising 7th Grade Parent/Student Night. This included a parent informational session with the new principal, Mr. Smith. We had the students in the café for a student panel followed by a scavenger hunt led by KJMS student leaders. The event ended with an activities, sports, and club fair for students and parents in the gym. If you could not make it to this event, there will be summer opportunities to get to know the building and meet Mr. Smith.

The Science SOL was the final SOL for our 8th graders. Our 7th graders finished testing last week. Thank you for your efforts to move appointments and get your Eagle to school for testing. By the way, those efforts are noticed! Our chronic absenteeism rate is down this year compared to last. Thank YOU for partnering with us to tackle this nationwide problem.

Finally, yesterday we honored some local volunteers at our Breakfast for Parent Readers. We hosted a breakfast for our parents who gave their time to volunteer to read books and participated in book approval conversations. What a great way to support what happens in the classroom with their opinions, advice and experiences. 

Enjoy your three-day weekend of sunshine and swimming (those pools are opening!),

Dr. Silipigni,

Principal

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversation with Dr. Michelle Reid

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

The dates for the final two Community Conversations are below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for one of the last two community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

Upcoming Community Conversations:

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Katherine Johnson Middle School,

3801  Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 

REGISTER  HERE

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

For more information please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the last two Superintendent Community Conversations of the year.

Hope you are able to attend!

Geovanny Ponce, Ed.D.

Chief of Schools

[email protected]

Student Laptop Use for Summer Programs

Does your student need to use their KJMS laptop for a summer program? Fill out this form to let us know! Your student will not turn in the laptop during the last week of school and can return it once their summer program is complete.

Any questions, please email [email protected]

KJMS - Medication Pickup Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).  Clinic letter.

If you have any questions, please contact your school health aide, Sandy Johnson, at 703-934-2410.  Thank you.

SY24-25 Intention Form

If your student is transferring to another school next year, please complete the  Student Intention Form and send it to Ms. White, our Registrar via email at  [email protected]. No need to submit the form if your child is going to attend our school or one of our feeder high schools as planned. 

KJMS - 3RD Annual CPR Event

On May 29 & 30, 2024, we are going to have Gwyneth’s Gifthere again, for the 3rd year in a row.  Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). They will be in every physical education (PE) class teaching all of our student’s hands-on CPR and how to use AED machines. 

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

🥗 Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance! 

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 TestsVirginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact [email protected] for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

Calendar Reminders
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • National Speech Pathologist Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Last Day of School
Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Visit the Recruitment Events calendar for a list of all FCPS job fairs. 

KJMS Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Free Family Resource Center

Resources for Newly Registered Families

  • Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. 
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons? Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. You may contact [family liaison’s name], our family liaison, at [email and phone number].  

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Families can find printable resource guides and details about the center’s free lending library on FRC’s homepage. They may also sign up to receive the FRC newsletter for updates on webinars, resources, and other information. If you have questions, please contact the FRC via email at [email protected] or call 703-204-3941.

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

May Webinars and Events for Families

The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars for adults to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Upcoming events include:

Click the linked titles above to register. Learn more about FRC webinars and events

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

KJMS - Medication Pickup Information

Previous newsletter stated 10:00 PM - should be 10:00 AM:

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

If you have any questions, please contact your school health aide, Sandy Johnson, at 703-934-2410.  Thank you.

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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Our 7th graders on their annual trip to Washington, DC to tour the monuments.

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Visit the KJMS Facebook and Instagram to see more pictures and videos.

KJMS Event Calendar

  • May 20  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Hokies
  • May 20 - AVID Night @ FHS - 6:00 PM
  • May 21  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Spartans
  • May 21 - Rising 7th Grade Parent/Student Night 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM
    • at KJMS - Auditorium
  • May 22 - Grade 7 Field Trip - the Patriots
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 24- June 7 - PALS Begin  (World Language Classes)
  • May 29 & 30 - CPR Event (more details to come)
  • May 31 - Music Dept. Field Trip - All Day
  • May 29 - NJHS Inductions
    • 5:30 PM - Grade 8
    • 7:15 PM - Grade 7
Principal's Message

Happy Friday!

We hope all of our mothers had Eagles who showered them with love and appreciation last weekend. Dads, your time will come in June! 

It was another busy week at KJMS. Congrats to the Band students for a successful spring performance. All of our Eagles did a nice job managing their time and doing their best on the Reading SOL on Wednesday. Our Captains led the rest of the 7th grade on their annual trip to Washington, DC to tour the monuments. They had an amazing time with wonderful weather and a great exhibition of our SOAR traits. Thank you, Captains! We know the Hokies, Patriots, and Spartans will have equally super experiences.

In closing, as you are traveling this summer, consider looking for literature from other cultures that you could purchase and donate to our library. This will help with our monthly efforts to recognize our many communities at KJMS. Some of these books could be used in our monthly display, others may be able to be added to our library collection. We are also looking for donations to our monthly display case of items. Here are the FCPS recognized Heritage Months, Celebrations and Traditions. If you would like to contribute, send items into the front office addressed to: KJMS Equity Lead.

Keep SOARing at home!

Tammy Silipigni,

Principal

SOL Testing Update

We have successfully completed our first round of SOL testing, and we're proud of our students' hard work and dedication.

Looking Ahead: Upcoming SOL Tests

To help students prepare for the remaining tests, here's a reminder of the upcoming assessments:

  • Grade 8 Students
    • Science SOL – Wednesday, May 22nd
      • Make-up – Friday, May 24th
  • Retake Schedule (for students who scored between 399 and 375 on any SOL)
    • Math – Tuesday, May 28th
    • Reading – Wednesday, May 29th
    • Science – Thursday, May 30th  
  • Any student who falls into the retake threshold will need to have a parent’s permission to retake the assessment.  Parents will be receiving an email with the link to complete a google form allowing their child to retake the SOL test they are eligible for.

 Stay Encouraged!

We are confident that our students are well-prepared for the remaining SOL tests. Please continue to encourage your child by reminding them to get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and bring a fully charged laptop on testing days.

Ryan Smith

Dean of Students & Testing Coordinator

Imagine Summer Learning Program

Imagine provides 7-8 students the opportunity to strengthen core Mathematics and English Language Arts skills by focusing on essential standards that will prepare students for success at the start of next school year. Students attend the fifteen-day program for four hours each day. Transportation is provided.

Informational Flier

Registration Form Link 

If you have any questions, please contact Weris Jama at [email protected]

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversation with Dr. Michelle Reid

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to the conversation.

Upcoming Community Conversation:

Pre-registration for the Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided based on staff availability. Event is open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

KJMS - Medication Pickup Information

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 10:00 PM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program.  Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

If you have any questions, please contact your school health aide, Sandy Johnson, at 703-934-2410.  Thank you.

Student Laptop Chargers

Students are responsible for charging their laptops every night so that they are able to fully participate in learning throughout the school day. Please check in with your student to ensure they have a charger and are actively keeping their school laptop charged. This will be particularly important prior SOL testing days. If your student needs a replacement charger, the cost is $23.00. You can purchase one through MySchoolBucks, or send in exact cash amount (we do not have change at the school) or check.

Fairfax High School Rising 9 Family Night

Thursday, May 23rd 

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

Parents/ Guardians and Students of the Class of 2028

Please join us for a night of information designed just for you.

Rising 9 students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Kaniewski at [email protected].

Free Service for Teens & Parents

A free service for teens and parents offering professional support and expert advice to help teens quit vaping. Services are being offered to teens and young adults ages 13-26.

LiveVapeFreeVA – Professional support for teens quitting vaping.

For more information: Natalie Gospodinoff, MD [email protected]

Bus Driver Open House

BENEFITS
Competitive pay
Paid training program
6 paid non-working days
Excellent retirement, health and dental plans Life and disability insurance
Infant and preschool age children and grandchildren may ride with you Advancement opportunities

School Bus Driver Employment Opportunities 

Call 571-423-3000 or email to [email protected]

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources

Calling All Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students

Student Bus Passes Offer Free Transportation All Year

All Fairfax County middle and high school students can get a Student Bus Pass SmarTrip card to ride the Fairfax Connector and Fairfax CUE buses for free! With the pass, fares are free from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, all year. Learn more about the Student Pass. Complete the application and return it to our front office. 

Our students can ride Metrobus for free, in addition to the Fairfax Connector and City of Fairfax CUE. Visit the Fairfax County website for details and approved Metrobus routes. Complete the application and return it to your school office. 

Children 12 and younger ride for free on Fairfax Connector with a paying adult.

Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

Calendar Reminders
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • School Communicators Day
  • Speech Pathologist Day
  • Memorial Day Holiday
Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Visit the Recruitment Events calendar for a list of all FCPS job fairs. 

KJMS Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Free Family Resource Center

Resources for Newly Registered Families

  • Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. 
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons? Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. You may contact [family liaison’s name], our family liaison, at [email and phone number].  

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Families can find printable resource guides and details about the center’s free lending library on FRC’s homepage. They may also sign up to receive the FRC newsletter for updates on webinars, resources, and other information. If you have questions, please contact the FRC via email at [email protected] or call 703-204-3941.

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

May Webinars and Events for Families

The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars for adults to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Upcoming events include:

Click the linked titles above to register. Learn more about FRC webinars and events

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

KJMS PTA News - May 16, 2024 - Reminder - PTA Meeting Today

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Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Join us at our May PTA meeting! Tonight, May 16, 2024 at 6:30 PM Virtual

Hello, KJMS Families!

We're welcoming our new principal, Chris Smith (starting July 1st), City Schools Superintendent Jeff Platenberg, School Board Chair Carolyn Pitches, and Fairfax High School (FHS) principal, Dr. Georgina Aye. Dr. Aye will share insights on transitioning from middle school to 9th grade at FHS and how to set your child up for success.

Please join us! 

Zoom Link to Join KJMS PTA Meeting

Meeting ID: 929 2850 3634

Passcode: 401607

Please also consider becoming a PTA member. You may do so very easily online by clicking here.  

Hope to see you tonight! 

Thank you,

Garrett Osumah

KJMS PTA President

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

KJMS PTA News - May 13, 2024

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Join us at our May PTA meeting! Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6:30 PM Virtual

Hello, KJMS Families!

We're welcoming our new principal, Chris Smith (starting July 1st), City Schools Superintendent Jeff Platenberg, School Board Chair Carolyn Pitches, and Fairfax High School (FHS) principal, Dr. Georgina Aye. Dr. Aye will share insights on transitioning from middle school to 9th grade at FHS and how to set your child up for success.

Please join us! 

Zoom Link to Join KJMS PTA Meeting

Meeting ID: 929 2850 3634

Passcode: 401607

Please also consider becoming a PTA member. You may do so very easily online by clicking here.  

Hope to see you tonight! 

Thank you,

Garrett Osumah

KJMS PTA President

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

"LETTUCE Show Our Appreciation" Update

 

The PTA hosted a Staff Appreciation Luncheon ("LETTUCE Show Our Appreciation") last week, which was a huge success! Staff members enjoyed a delicious salad with a variety of topping options and lively conversation. There was even a raffle (see picture for some lucky winners!). A big shout out to everyone who donated, helped with the setup and cleanup, and made this event possible.

Thank you for spoiling our wonderful staff at KJMS!

Now Accepting Nominations

It is that time of the year when our Johnson MS PTA needs our community to serve on the KJMS PTA Board for the school year 2024-25. It is a one-year term and incumbents can extend to stay in office for one more year. The following roles are to be filled urgently for the PTA to remain functional. The current officers have rising 9th graders; all officer positions are open for next school year:

President - Preside over all meetings of this local PTA and coordinate the work of the officers and committees of the PTA.

Vice President - Hospitality and events act as an aide to the president leading and managing all hospitality and events such as Staff Appreciation, 7th/8th grade party etc. and perform other delegated duties as assigned.

Treasurer - Handles and oversight of all funds and finances for the local PTA, keep full financial records to include an accurate account of receipts and expenditures as directed in the bylaws. Make disbursements as authorized by the president, executive board, or general membership in accordance with the budget adopted by the general membership.

Secretary - Record the minutes of all meetings of the local PTA and perform other duties as assigned.

Please consider a position with the PTA so great activities and contributions to the school may continue! 

If you are interested in any positions or have any questions, please contact either [email protected] or [email protected].

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS Weekly News - May 11, 2024

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Teacher Appreciate Week at KJMS in this issue: Staff Appreciation Week at KJMS Important Dates

Visit the KJMS Facebook and Instagram to see more pictures and videos.

KJMS Event Calendar

  • May 15 - Reading SOL
  • May 16 - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Captains
  • May 16  - PTA Meeting
  • May 20  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Hokies
  • May 21  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Spartans
  • May 22 - Grade 7 Field Trip - the Patriots
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 28- June 7 - PALS Begin  (World Language Classes)
  • May 29 & 30 - CPR Event (more details to come)
  • May 29 - NJHS Inductions
    • 5:30 PM - Grade 8
    • 7:15 PM - Grade 7
Message from the KJMS Administration

This week we honored all KJMS educators with Staff Appreciation Week. Many families sent in gift cards for raffles, dropped off sweet treats, and helped fulfill items on our Amazon Wishlist. A special shout out to the following local business supporters:

Katherine Johnson Middle School PTA

City of Fairfax School Board

Fairfax Bakery

Compass Coffee

(Fairfax Location)

Wawa

Nothing Bundt Cakes 

(Fair Lakes)

Rita Italian Ice 

(Fairfax City)

Starbucks 

(Kamp Washington)

MANY families who sent in gift cards

Our week was sweeter because of the efforts made by our KJ community to show our staff how much they are valued, seen, and loved. We love working with our Eagles and seeing them fly to bigger successes each and every day.  We appreciate the many donations from our community that helped to make this week very special for our AWESOME staff! Show your support by frequenting supporting the establishments above.  

Enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend!

SOL Testing Update - Halfway There!

We have successfully completed our first round of SOL testing, and we're proud of our students' hard work and dedication.

Looking Ahead: Upcoming SOL Tests

To help students prepare for the remaining tests, here's a reminder of the upcoming assessments:

  • Grade 7 Students
    • Reading SOL – Wednesday, May 15th
      • Make-up – Friday, May 17th
  • Grade 8 Students
    • Reading SOL – Wednesday, May 15th
      • Make-up – Friday May 17th
    • Science SOL – Wednesday, May 22nd
      • Make-up – Friday, May 24th
  • Retake Schedule (for students who scored between 399 and 375 on any SOL)
    • Math – Tuesday, May 28th
    • Reading – Wednesday, May 29th
    • Science – Thursday, May 30th  
    •  
  • Any student who falls into the retake threshold will need to have a parent’s permission to retake the assessment.  Parents will be receiving an email with the link to complete a google form allowing their child to retake the SOL test they are eligible for.

 Stay Encouraged!

We are confident that our students are well-prepared for the remaining SOL tests. Please continue to encourage your child by reminding them to get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and bring a fully charged laptop on testing days.

Ryan Smith

Dean of Students & Testing Coordinator

Imagine Summer Learning Program

Imagine provides 7-8 students the opportunity to strengthen core Mathematics and English Language Arts skills by focusing on essential standards that will prepare students for success at the start of next school year. Students attend the fifteen-day program for four hours each day. Transportation is provided.

Informational Flier

Registration Form Link 

If you have any questions, please contact Weris Jama at [email protected]

Military Families Virtual Listening Session In The KJMS Library

Currently on display in the library: student artworks from the

            Fairfax Pyramid Art Show.

Coming soon to our hallway display case: picture book puppets made by Ms. Matthews’ and Ms. Sabo’s FACS classes.

This weekend (through May 12th), enjoy 15% off Scholastic products

Did you know that all Scholastic purchases all year round benefit your KJMS Library? Be sure to log in and use code BENEFIT to receive the discount.

 

Lady Bartholomew, Destroyer of Worlds

just keeps growing and developing her personality. She loves green hornworms and bananas and is learning to enjoy her salad.

Lady Bart plans to spend the summer at home with Mrs. Betten and her family before returning to KJMS next fall. How big will she be then???

Check out Lady Bart’s Amazon Wish List (she’s a needy dragon).

Scholastic: https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store.html/

 

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2BXL7O563KKYR?ref=cm_sw_em_r_un_un_XpKj2kNRGT2Lh

SoCo Summer Strings

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8-19, 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only. Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day. You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March 1-June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!

Rachel Plumer & Austin Johnson-Stawarz

SoCo Summer Strings Camp Directors

[email protected]

Website/Registration

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh-grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth-grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Share Your Thoughts on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Celebrating Students, Teachers, and Nurses
  • Help Raise Awareness of Fentanyl
  • 2025 FCPS Budget

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Calendar Reminders
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • School Communicators Day
  • Speech Pathologist Day
  • Memorial Day Holiday
Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Visit the Recruitment Events calendar for a list of all FCPS job fairs. 

KJMS Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Free Family Resource Center

Resources for Newly Registered Families

  • Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. 
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons? Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. You may contact [family liaison’s name], our family liaison, at [email and phone number].  

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Families can find printable resource guides and details about the center’s free lending library on FRC’s homepage. They may also sign up to receive the FRC newsletter for updates on webinars, resources, and other information. If you have questions, please contact the FRC via email at [email protected] or call 703-204-3941.

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

 

May Webinars and Events for Families

The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars for adults to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Upcoming events include:

Click the linked titles above to register. Learn more about FRC webinars and events

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS Weekly News - May 3, 2024

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KJMS Military Breakfast Event

This week, we extended a heartfelt thank you to the incredible families who serve our country! From our dedicated military parents to the amazing children who navigate the challenges of deployments and relocations.

Scroll down to the Principal's Message to read more about this wonderful event.

in this issue: Important Dates

Visit the KJMS Facebook and Instagram to see more pictures and videos.

KJMS Event Calendar

  • May 2-4 - KJMS Spring Musical (link to buy tickets)
  • May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 8 - Math SOL 
  • May 15 - Reading SOL
  • May 16 - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Captains
  • May 16  - PTA Meeting
  • May 20  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Hokies
  • May 21  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Spartans
  • May 22 - Grade 7 Field Trip - the Patriots
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 28- June 7 - PALS Begin  (World Language Classes)
  • May 29 & 30 - CPR Event (more details to come)
  • May 29 - NJHS Inductions
    • 5:30 PM - Grade 8
    • 7:15 PM - Grade 7
Principal's Message

Good evening KJMS Families,

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Smith, the newly appointed principal of Katherine Johnson Middle School (effective July 1, 2024)! We had a full staff pep rally yesterday after school to share this news with our staff, who are so excited to welcome him back to KJMS (where he was an assistant principal years ago). We know that Daniels Run Elementary School’s staff is happy for him but sad they are not going to work with him as the principal. Thank you, Dragon family, for sending Mr. Smith our way!

Earlier this week, we thanked our military families with breakfast. We played a game of Have You Ever?, shared experiences, took a tour (they loved the new weight room), and had a picture station. Each table had a display of student-made thank you cards that will now be sent to a local veteran’s hospital to thank them for their service. What a wonderful Purple Star School!

We hope to see you at “Legally Blonde” this weekend. Our talented students are ready to entertain you! 

In closing, thank you for all of the donations for Staff Appreciation Week that is happening this coming week. It is not too late to drop off a gift card donation or coupon for a free service.

PTA is also accepting donation.  If you are donating to the PTA event, please mark your contribution "PTA" so they can be properly directed.

Our staff will feel your love as we shower them with appreciation!

Happy May!

Tammy Silipigni

Imagine Summer Learning Program

Imagine provides 7-8 students the opportunity to strengthen core Mathematics and English Language Arts skills by focusing on essential standards that will prepare students for success at the start of next school year. Students attend the fifteen-day program for four hours each day. Transportation is provided.

Informational Flier

Registration Form Link 

If you have any questions, please contact Weris Jama at [email protected]

Food for Others Food Drive

We are excited to announce the "Food for Others Food Drive" happening from May 1st to May 10th! This drive aims to collect donations of shelf-stable food items for families in our community who might need a little extra help.

Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference! Here's how you and your family can participate:

  • Donate shelf-stable food items such as:
    • Breakfast items: oatmeal packs, cereal packs, granola bars, nutri grain bars
    • Lunch/Dinner Items: chili cups, mac & cheese cups, tuna/chicken salad kits with crackers, ravioli, Chef Boyardee
    • Snack Items: fruit cups, cheese and crackers, granola bars, fruit snacks, dried fruit
    • Drinks: juice boxes, 100% fruit juice, Capri Suns, shelf-stable milk

Donations can be dropped off at your child's science teacher by May 10th.

We encourage you to talk to your children about the importance of helping others in our community. Their participation can make a real impact!

Thank you for your generosity and support. Together, we can ensure that families in need have access to essential food items.

Rising 9th Graders - Save the Date

Rising 9 Parent/ Guardian Night @ FHS on Thursday, May 23rd

Learn more about Fairfax High School, meet school staff, and receive strategies on how to best help support your student’s start to high school. More info to come!

SOL Testing Happening Soon

It is critical that students be in attendance and on-time for their designated test days.  If at all possible, please avoid or reschedule absences/appointments for the morning of your child's test dates.  Also, please make sure that your child brings a fully-charged laptop on test days.  

Contact Mr. Smith with any questions at [email protected].  Thank you.

Staff Appreciation Week

Our Staff Appreciation Week is May 6- May 10, and we are looking for your help!  Our staff has worked really hard this year and we want them to feel appreciated. We are asking for donations of gift cards.  While we typically see denominations of $15-$25, we appreciate anything we get.  We need to collect a total of 160 gift cards, to cover our entire staff.  We plan to raffle off any items that we acquire. Donations can be dropped off in the main office with Kara Payne. This is not the same event that PTA is hosting on May 9 for our teachers and staff members.

Thank you all who have already donated. It is greatly appreciated!

You can also contribute by making a purchase off of our Amazon Wishlist.  These goodies will be put out for our staff on SOLs days, to give them an extra boost.  Thank you in advance for your donations and generosity and thank you for helping make our Staff Appreciation Week a memorable one.

KJMS Library News Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh-grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth-grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Calendar Reminders
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Orthodox Good Friday (teacher work day)
  • School Lunch Hero Day
  • National Fentanyl Awareness Day
  • Bike to School Day 
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • National School Nurse Day
  • School Communicators Day
Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Visit the Recruitment Events calendar for a list of all FCPS job fairs. 

KJMS Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Free Family Resource Center

Resources for Newly Registered Families

  • Being connected to your school community helps you stay informed and support your child’s success. Take some time to get familiar with the many resources and tools available to FCPS families, including:
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) – This Fairfax County government program provides a safe and fun environment before and after school for elementary school-age children.
  • FCPS Communications for Families – FCPS shares news and information to support student learning and promote family involvement.
  • Family Engagement Resources – FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and communities. 
  • Do You Know About Family Liaisons? Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools. You may contact [family liaison’s name], our family liaison, at [email and phone number].  

There’s an easy to follow five-step process outlined for parents registering their children for kindergarten. Be sure to register your child as soon as possible! 

Register Your Children Online

Online registration is available for new and returning (re-enrolling) FCPS families! Apply today to help us plan for the 2024-25 school year.

Families can find printable resource guides and details about the center’s free lending library on FRC’s homepage. They may also sign up to receive the FRC newsletter for updates on webinars, resources, and other information. If you have questions, please contact the FRC via email at [email protected] or call 703-204-3941.

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

 

May Webinars and Events for Families

The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars for adults to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Upcoming events include:

Click the linked titles above to register. Learn more about FRC webinars and events

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

KJMS PTA News - April 30, 2024

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Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

"LETTUCE Show Our Appreciation"

Staff Appreciation week is May 6-10

PTA is hosting the staff luncheon on May 9, 2024.  We still need help with donations and volunteers to ensure our teachers and staff at KJMS feel appreciated for all that they do for our children! 

Please consider contributing to the luncheon and raffle that will be a great way to show your family's appreciation for the whole staff!  

Sign-up for the follow:

For Donations:  Donation Sign-Up

For Volunteers:  Volunteer Sign-Up

Any amount of time and/or donation will be greatly appreciated.

We want to thank all that have already donated and have sign-up to help! Thank you! Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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Katherine Johnson MS Weekly News - April 26, 2024

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in this issue: Important Dates

Visit the KJMS Facebook and Instagram to see more pictures and videos.

KJMS Event Calendar

  • April 29 - Grade 8 FT to Fairfax High School
  • April 30 - Annual Military Breakfast- 8:00 AM - Library
  • May 1 - IRW SOL Make-Ups
  • May 2-4 - KJMS Spring Musical (link to buy tickets)
  • May 3 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students
  • May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 8 - Math SOL 
  • May 15 - Reading SOL
  • May 16 - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Captains
  • May 16  - PTA Meeting
  • May 20  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Hokies
  • May 21  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Spartans
  • May 22 - Grade 7 Field Trip - the Patriots
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 28- June 7 - PALS Begin  (World Language Classes)
  • May 29 & 30 - CPR Event (more details to come)
  • May 29 - NJHS Inductions
    • 5:30 PM - Grade 8
    • 7:15 PM - Grade 7
Principal's Message

Good evening KJMS Families,

Who can believe that this is the last Friday in April? As May approaches, we know the calendars will fill up with outdoor activities and end of year events. Be sure to get your tickets to “Legally Blonde” now as the production is expected to sell out quickly!

Last weekend, our Quiz Bowl team of KJMS Quizketeers qualified for the national competition level! Way to go–especially considering it was their initial appearance in a competition. See additional information in this newsletter.

This past week, schools across FCPS celebrated Earth Week. We hope you enjoy the collage further down of the spirited staff who highlighted ways our Eagles could treat our environment more responsibly all week. We also celebrated our Students of the Quarter this week and the ways they make KJMS such a great school. Our Battle of the Books team made an impressive showing at the FCPS finals and learned much about the spirit of cooperation as they relied upon each other for this collaborative event.

Next week, our 8th graders will take their annual trip to Fairfax High School for an orientation tour. This has always been a positive experience for both the high school students receiving us and the middle school students we take. They will get to learn more about life as an FHS Lion, clubs, sports, and activities. 

Your proud principal,

Tammy Silipigni 

3 Days Left to Order Your KJMS Yearbook

 

Order your KJMS Yearbook today!

Hardcover Yearbook $25

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Yearbook ID Code: 15114024

Last day to order online will be April 29, 2024.

If you miss the online deadline, there will be a limited quantity available to be purchased with cash.  It will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Staff Celebrates Earth Week Spirit Week

KJMS staff celebrated 2024 Earth Week by attending FCPS G2Green Symposium and sharing KJMS environmental action projects. KJMS being an USDOE Green Ribbon School, Eco-Schools Green Flag School, and VA Naturally Recognized School has been a leader in promoting environmental stewardship. Students and staff participated in theme colored spirit week (Green: Earth Day, Blue: Watershed Day, White: Zero Waste Day, Red: Climate Change Day, Nature Print: Wildlife Day.

KJMS- Maryland History Bowl and Academic Bowl

KJMS represented at the Maryland History Bowl and Academic Bowl on April 20th at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City. Competitors included seventh graders Jenna Leighty, Ehren Saldana, Sauren Kwatra, and Grady Brooks, and eighth graders Bishesh Pokhrel and Mickey Johnson. Congratulations to KJMS Team A: Bishesh Pokhrel, Sauren Kwatra, and Grady Brooks who placed as semifinalists for the Academic Bowl. This has guaranteed them a spot at Nationals for the IAC Competition coming up during Memorial Day weekend in Orlando. This team also qualified for the National History Bowl which will also take place through IAC at the same event. We wish them well!

Staff Appreciation Week Coming Soon

Our Staff Appreciation Week is May 6- May 10, and we are looking for your help!  Our staff has worked really hard this year and we want them to feel appreciated. We are asking for donations of gift cards.  While we typically see denominations of $15-$25, we appreciate anything we get.  We need to collect a total of 160 gift cards, to cover our entire staff.  We plan to raffle off any items that we acquire. Donations can be dropped off in the main office with Kara Payne. This is not the same event that PTA is hosting on May 9 for our teachers and staff members.

Thank you all who have already donated. It is greatly appreciated!

You can also contribute by making a purchase off of our Amazon Wishlist.  These goodies will be put out for our staff on SOLs days, to give them an extra boost.  Thank you in advance for your donations and generosity and thank you for helping make our Staff Appreciation Week a memorable one.

KJMS Track and Field Team

The KJMS Track and Field team competed in their first meet of the season this past weekend.  The energy and excitement were contagious as the athletes competed against 10 other schools in various track and field events.  Congrats to the team on their performance and sportsmanship throughout the meet.  Also, a big shout out to the volunteers who helped the event run smoothly.  Wish the team luck as they travel to West Springfield HS for their next meet on April 27th.  

Arab American Heritage and Muslim American Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage and Muslim American Heritage Month recognized at KJMS through artifacts, library books display, and hallway posters. In addition to displays morning announcements highlighting inventions from these heritage and teacher advisory lessons highlighting countries and individuals have been taking place during this month.

Fairfax HisTree Day KJMS Theater Presents

Come see KJMS’s production of Legally Blonde Jr.!

May 2nd at 7 PM

May 3rd at 7 PM

May 4th at 2 PM

Get your tickets here: Buy Tickets

Fairfax HS Theatre Presents

Anastasia: The Musical ~ Last Weekend!!

April 26th  at 7:00 PM

April 27th at 7:00 PM
April 27th at 2:00 PM

Buy tickets at fxplayers.org

FHS - Swan Lake & Carnival of Animals

On May 18 and 19, 4 pm, Fairfax High School hosts the Fairfax Ballet Company, presenting excerpts from Swan Lake and Carnival of the Animals (an original production).

Tickets can be purchased via BUY.TUTUTIX.com/FAIRFAXBALLET or by scanning the QR code on the attached flyer. If you are unable to purchase a ticket, a limited number of vouchers are available. To request a voucher, please fill out this form.

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Give Your Feedback on the Budget

We are now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, May 7: The County Board of Supervisors adopts its budget, tax rates, and transfer amount to FCPS. 
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget.
  • Thursday, May 23: The School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Calendar Reminders
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Orthodox Good Friday (teacher work day)
  • School Lunch Hero Day
  • National Fentanyl Awareness Day
  • Bike to School Day 
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • National School Nurse Day
Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Visit the Recruitment Events calendar for a list of all FCPS job fairs. 

KJMS Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Free Family Resource Center

Families can find printable resource guides and details about the center’s free lending library on FRC’s homepage. They may also sign up to receive the FRC newsletter for updates on webinars, resources, and other information. If you have questions, please contact the FRC via email at [email protected] or call 703-204-3941.

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter

Click the linked titles above to register. Learn more about FRC webinars and events.

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Katherine Johnson MS Weekly News - April 19, 2024

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in this issue: Important Dates

Visit the KJMS Facebook and Instagram to see more pictures and videos.

KJMS Event Calendar

  • April 25 - IRW SOL (Grade 8 only)
  • April 25 - Battle of the Books - 6:30PM-8:00PM - Lake Braddock SS
  • April 22-26 - Earth Week - Spirit Week - see flier below
  • April 29 - Grade 8 FT to Fairfax High School
  • April 30 - Annual Military Breakfast- 8:00 AM - Library
  • May 1 - IRW SOL Make-Ups
  • May 2-4 - KJMS Spring Musical (link to buy tickets)
  • May 3 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students
  • May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 8 - Math SOL 
  • May 15 - Reading SOL
  • May 16 - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Captains
  • May 16  - PTA Meeting
  • May 20  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Hokies
  • May 21  - Grade 7 Field Trip - The Spartans
  • May 22 - Grade 7 Field Trip - the Patriots
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
  • May 28- June 7 - PALS Begin  (World Language Classes)
  • May 29 & 30 - CPR Event (more details to come)
  • May 29 - NJHS Inductions
    • 5:30 PM - Grade 8
    • 7:15 PM - Grade 7
Principal's Message

Happy Friday!

We certainly hope everyone enjoyed that great weather all week. Spring is in the air! Our art students did a fabulous job at the Fairfax Pyramid Art Show on Wednesday evening, and we want to thank Ms. Kennedy and Ms. Condley for their work and preparing our students.

We would also like to recognize the efforts of students who are advancing in competitions in the community such as recent placements at the state Science Olympiad competitions, two groups heading to finals in eCybermission, and the KJMS Quizketeers making an appearance at the 2024 Middle School National Championship Tournament for Quizbowl. Individually, Riya Prabhu (7th Grade) has been selected as a Winner of the GIT STEM Experience Award for 2024, representing KJMS, for her essay on STEM experience. What talent we have at KJMS!

Congratulations to our families who graduated from the Strengthening Families class see collage below). The graduation photos capture the spirit of the program and the positive changes it fosters. I am confident that the skills these families have developed will have a lasting impact on our school community. This program has had a significant impact on our students and their families. The skills learned, such as communication and conflict resolution, are helping students avoid bad behaviors and build stronger relationships with their parents.

 

Finally, last weekend, local Scout Troop 17 helped with improvements and spring cleaning of our courtyard (see the collage below). Starting with the main addition to the courtyard, the two raised garden beds were fully assembled and posted in the desired location. An overall cleanup was also done to the neighboring area with the majority of the leaves removed. The main concrete block is a vital area, and it was fully cleaned and a deep sweep of the area made it much cleaner and safer for all our student to enjoy.  Thank you Scout Troop 17! Your hard work is truly appreciated!

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tammy Silipigni,

Principal

KJMS Breakfast to Honor MOMC Month of the Military Child (MOMC) 2024

We invite our military connected students, along with their parents, to join us in a celebration and show of our appreciation for their service as part of a military connected family.  Please join us for breakfast on April 30, 2024 at 8:00 AM.  Please RSVP  by Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Counseling Services in Virginia

 

Register online: https://bit.ly/3wyYn5x 

Staff Appreciation Week Coming Soon

Our Staff Appreciation Week is May 6- May 10, and we are looking for your help!  Our staff has worked really hard this year and we want them to feel appreciated. We are asking for donations of gift cards.  While we typically see denominations of $15-$25, we appreciate anything we get.  We need to collect a total of 160 gift cards, to cover our entire staff.  We plan to raffle off any items that we acquire. Donations can be dropped off in the main office with Kara Payne. This is not the same event that PTA is hosting on May 9 for our teachers and staff members.

Thank you all who have already donated. It is greatly appreciated!

Earth Week - Spirit Week

Earth Week (April 22-26) https://get2green.fcps.edu/EarthWeek.html

  • Monday, April 22 – Earth Day - wear green
  • Tuesday, April 23 – Watershed Day - wear blue
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Zero Waste Day - wear white
  • Thursday, April 25 – Climate Change Day - wear red
  • Friday, April 26- Wildlife Day - wear nature print
Order Your KJMS Yearbook

Order your KJMS Yearbook today!

Hardcover Yearbook $25

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Yearbook ID Code: 15114024

Last day to order online will be April 29, 2024.

If you miss the online deadline, there will be a limited quantity available to be purchased with cash.  It will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Fairfax HisTree Day KJMS Theater Presents

Come see KJMS’s production of Legally Blonde Jr.!

May 2nd at 7 PM

May 3rd at 7 PM

May 4th at 2 PM

Get your tickets here: Buy Tickets

Fairfax HS Theatre Presents

When:  Friday, May 3

Time:  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Where:  Fairfax High School (3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, VA  22030

Who:  For any child in 2st-8th Grade

Cost:  $65 per child and $45 for FCPS Employees

Questions:  Email to [email protected]

Registration:  Go to www.fxplayers.org to register and pay online by April 27, 2024.

 

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Give Your Feedback on the Budget

We are now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, May 7: The County Board of Supervisors adopts its budget, tax rates, and transfer amount to FCPS. 
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget.
  • Thursday, May 23: The School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar.

FCPS Family Summit 2024

Safe, Supported, and Included

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break. 

School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s counselor.

Online Special Education Resource Fair

Launching on April 20, as a part of the 2024 Family Summit, the FCPS Department of Special Services is sponsoring an online Special Education Resource Fair.

This virtual event is a must-visit for families, educators, and community members looking to build their skills in supporting children with disabilities.

  • Explore engaging, asynchronous videos, tailor-made to provide innovative support strategies.
  • Visit the online exhibit hall to discover resources from FCPS, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, all dedicated to championing students with disabilities.
  • Join us in celebrating the 2024 Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) First Class Award winners who embody excellence in their special education work, create a positive impact for students with and without disabilities and foster inclusivity for all students.

The link to the Special Education Resource Fair goes live on Saturday, April 20 and can be found on the 2024 Family Summit webpage

Calendar Reminders
  • Month of the Military Child
  • National Arab American Heritage Month 
  • Muslim American Heritage Month 
  • School Library Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • Passover
  • Theravada New Year
  • Administrative Professionals Day
Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.

Visit the Recruitment Events calendar for a list of all FCPS job fairs. 

KJMS Family Liaisons

If you need to contact one of our parent liaisons, Ana Maxey (Mon.,Thur., Fri.) or Jennie Choi (Tues. & Wed.), please call 703-934-2454 and leave a message with your name, your student's name and phone number. You may also contact them via email: Ana Maxey at [email protected]  or Jennie Choi at [email protected]

Free Family Resource Center

Families can find printable resource guides and details about the center’s free lending library on FRC’s homepage. They may also sign up to receive the FRC newsletter for updates on webinars, resources, and other information. If you have questions, please contact the FRC via email at [email protected] or call 703-204-3941.

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter

Click the linked titles above to register. Learn more about FRC webinars and events.

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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KJMS PTA News - April 18, 2024

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Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

PTA Meeting Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6:30 PM Virtual

Hello, KJMS Families!

At our May PTA meeting, we are excited to have with us our City Schools Superintendent Jeff Platenberg, who brings a wealth of hands-on knowledge of facilities, school renovations and budget leadership to the City of Fairfax Schools,

We are also excited to have our School Board Chair Carolyn Pitches in attendance. Mrs. Pitches is serving her seventh term as a School Board member and has been chair since 2018. She served as vice chair of the Fairfax City School Board for six years and is the Fairfax City Schools representative to the Washington Area Boards of Education. 

Please join us! 

Zoom Link to Join KJMS PTA Meeting

Meeting ID: 929 2850 3634

Passcode: 401607

Please also consider becoming a PTA member. You may do so very easily online by clicking here.  

Hope to see you tonight! 

Thank you,

Garrett Osumah

KJMS PTA President

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

"LETTUCE Show Our Appreciation"

Staff Appreciation week is May 6-10.  Please help us ensure our teachers and staff at KJMS feel appreciated for all that they do for our children!  Please consider contributing to the luncheon and raffle that will be a great way to show your family's appreciation for the whole staff!  Sign-up for the follow:

For Donations:  Donation Sign-Up

For Volunteers:  Volunteer Sign-Up

Any amount of time and/or donation will be greatly appreciated.

Now Accepting Nominations

It is that time of the year when our Johnson MS PTA needs our community to serve on the KJMS PTA Board for the school year 2024-25. It is a one-year term and incumbents can extend to stay in office for one more year. The following roles are to be filled urgently for the PTA to remain functional.  The current officers have rising 9th graders; all officer positions are open for next school year:

President - Preside over all meetings of this local PTA and coordinate the work of the officers and committees of the PTA.

Vice President - Hospitality and events act as an aide to the president leading and managing all hospitality and events such as Staff Appreciation, 7th/8th grade party etc. and perform other delegated duties as assigned.

Treasurer - - Handles and oversight of all funds and finances for the local PTA, keep full financial records to include an accurate account of receipts and expenditures as directed in the bylaws. Make disbursements as authorized by the president, executive board, or general membership in accordance with the budget adopted by the general membership.

Secretary - Record the minutes of all meetings of the local PTA and perform other duties as assigned.

Please consider a position with the PTA so great activities and contributions to the school may continue! 

If you are interested in any positions or have any questions, please contact either [email protected] or [email protected].

Stay in Touch with Us

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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