Sangster News You Choose Yearbook Anouncement

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Special Announcement - Yearbooks ! Extra Yearbooks for Sale Friday, June 7th at 9am

Sangster has a limited number of extra yearbooks for sale. Yearbooks may be purchased Friday June 7, 2024 at 9:00am in the front office. The cost is $20 each. Checks should be made payable to Lifetouch. Students must have payment in hand to reserve a yearbook, which will be distributed to students on Monday June 10, 2024. Please email Coretta Britt with any questions. [email protected]

 

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Sangster News You Choose 5-30-24

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Upcoming Events June 12 - Last Day of School                   (2hr Early Release)

 

Sprout Orders!

Order online: sproutsupplies.com

School Code: SES001

Order Deadline: July 9, 2024

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 Tests

Virginia 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. 

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

End of the Year Medication Pick-Up

Sangster Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time (1:55pm) on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, which is an early dismissal day. 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 student has an Epipen in the health room that will expire 90 days or more after the last day of school, and you would like to donate the Epipen to someone in need, please complete this Epipen Donation Form and email it to the school health aide at [email protected]. Epipens left in the health room beyond dismissal time on the last day of school without a signed donation form cannot be donated and will be discarded.

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing 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 the school health aide, Amy Friedman, at 703-644-8210 or [email protected], or your school public health nurse, Kimberly McNally, RN, PhD, at 571-595-7363 or [email protected].

Registration & Withdrawal Need to Register?

Please visit - https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

She will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.
  • Any other documents you selected "Bring a Hardcopy"
Withdrawing this Summer?

Please let Jackie Fant know as soon as possible. You can fill out this form: Student Withdrawal Form - it2.pdf and email it. 

If you want to hand-carry records to your next location, please email [email protected]. Records packets will be available for pick up on the last day of school. 

🥳 Looking Ahead: Early Dismissal June 12, Last Day of School

As a reminder, the last day of the 2023-24 school year is Wednesday, June 12. Students will be dismissed 2 hours early at 1:55pm.

The first day of school for 2024-25 will be Monday, August 19. See the complete school year calendar for 2023-24 or 2024-25

Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt! 

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County.

Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle.

Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

Discover Exciting Summer Learning Activities and Ideas!

Have an unforgettable experience at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! FCPS invites all families to get a jump on summer learning by participating in engaging, educational, and enriching activities for Fairfax County students. 

The Summer Extravaganza is FREE and will take place: 

Date: Saturday, June 1

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Woodson High School - Parking Lot
                 9525 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031

Registration will help us coordinate logistics but is not required.
Language interpretation services will be available.

Register Today!!


Students will be able to take advantage of fun and educational activities and resources designed to ignite curiosity and inspire growth. Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the Summer Extravaganza as well. We will have learning games, tips, strategies, and helpful information for families. 

Check out some of the scheduled activities:  

  • Face Painting
  • FCPS Summer Camp
  • Learning Activities
  • Food 
  • Moonbounce
  • Music
  • Petting Zoo
  • Storytime 
  • Student Performances
  • and More!

Don't miss out on this memorable summer experience. Bring the entire family! 
We hope to see you on June 1.

Questions?  Contact us at 571-502-5349

Friendly Reminders! 🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Irving Summer Academy (Jump Start) Offered this August

Irving Summer Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Students will attend a one-day in-person program, on EITHER Monday, August 5th, Tuesday, August 6th,  Wednesday, August 7th, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Transportation is not provided, but lunch and t-shirt will be provided for all participants.   During their program day, students will be able to tour the building, and participate in activities in the following topics:  Middle School Success, Team-Building, Schoology, and All About Irving. The program will be run by Irving staff members. In addition to the in-person sessions, we will be sharing a variety of resources with students to help with their transition to middle school.

Irving Summer Academy (Jump Start) Details

Dates offered: Monday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 7

Hours: 8:00am-12:30pm

Location: Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Transportation: Is not provided

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/1N4t2qsZmGjNqo716

Registration Fee: $10 via MySchoolBucks in your student’s elementary school store; due by Wednesday, June 12

Registration Ends: Wednesday, June 12

Questions? Please contact Natalie Duncan at [email protected]

Week of May 27th

The Other People Mindset helps us to develop positive relationships with the people around us. People who have strong, positive relationships do five things consistently- 

  1.  Identify and appreciate the good in other people
  2. Know that your words and actions affect others
  3. Support others when they struggle
  4. Cheer on others’ successes
  5. Be present and give others your attention 

People who live the Other People Mindset might be described as thoughtful, supportive, encouraging, and interested.  

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

We will review all 25 character strengths over the remaining weeks of school.

Sangster Military Family Resource Wrap Up

Here you can find a host of information regarding FCPS, withdrawing, registering, transition tips, and community resources. This resource is full of helpful links directly to the information you're looking for.

This was put together by our wonderful Parent Liasion, Ms. Huisman. If you have questions you can email her at [email protected].

💻 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.

🩹 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.  

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.

🌞 Summer Camps! 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!

Institute for the Arts Camps

IFTA is a two- or three-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9 (graduation requirement), music, and theater. Visit the IFTA webpage to register. 

E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for students in grades 2-5 who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four daily classes related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create fun and engaging classes. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Career and Technical Education

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a week-long exploratory camp designed to allow current K-5 students to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. Visit the TAC webpage to register. 

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 6-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA webpage to register.

FCPS Guide to Summer Camps Outside of FCPS

Click Here!

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

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Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 5-23-24

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Upcoming Events May - SOL Testing May 27 - Holiday (No School) May 28 - 6th Grade Retake June 12 - Last Day of School Take Two!

6th grade students will take their panoramic retake this coming Tuesday, May 28th at 9:20am. Please make sure to send your student to school in their 6th grade t-shirt.

End of the Year Medication Pick-Up

Sangster Health Room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time (1:55pm) on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12, which is an early dismissal day. 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 student has an Epipen in the health room that will expire 90 days or more after the last day of school, and you would like to donate the Epipen to someone in need, please complete this Epipen Donation Form and email it to the school health aide at [email protected]. Epipens left in the health room beyond dismissal time on the last day of school without a signed donation form cannot be donated and will be discarded.

If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing 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 the school health aide, Amy Friedman, at 703-644-8210 or [email protected], or your school public health nurse, Kimberly McNally, RN, PhD, at 571-595-7363 or [email protected].

Registration & Withdrawal Need to Register?

Please visit - https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

She will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.
  • Any other documents you selected "Bring a Hardcopy"
Withdrawing this Summer?

Please let Jackie Fant know as soon as possible. You can fill out this form: Student Withdrawal Form - it2.pdf and email it. 

If you want to hand-carry records to your next location, please email [email protected]. Records packets will be available for pick up on the last day of school. 

SOL Testing Schedule Discover Exciting Summer Learning Activities and Ideas!

Have an unforgettable experience at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! FCPS invites all families to get a jump on summer learning by participating in engaging, educational, and enriching activities for Fairfax County students. 

The Summer Extravaganza is FREE and will take place: 

Date: Saturday, June 1

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Woodson High School - Parking Lot
                 9525 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031

Registration will help us coordinate logistics but is not required.
Language interpretation services will be available.

Register Today!!


Students will be able to take advantage of fun and educational activities and resources designed to ignite curiosity and inspire growth. Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the Summer Extravaganza as well. We will have learning games, tips, strategies, and helpful information for families. 

Check out some of the scheduled activities:  

  • Face Painting
  • FCPS Summer Camp
  • Learning Activities
  • Food 
  • Moonbounce
  • Music
  • Petting Zoo
  • Storytime 
  • Student Performances
  • and More!

Don't miss out on this memorable summer experience. Bring the entire family! 
We hope to see you on June 1.

Questions?  Contact us at 571-502-5349

Friendly Reminders! 🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Irving Summer Academy (Jump Start) Offered this August

Irving Summer Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Students will attend a one-day in-person program, on EITHER Monday, August 5th, Tuesday, August 6th,  Wednesday, August 7th, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Transportation is not provided, but lunch and t-shirt will be provided for all participants.   During their program day, students will be able to tour the building, and participate in activities in the following topics:  Middle School Success, Team-Building, Schoology, and All About Irving. The program will be run by Irving staff members. In addition to the in-person sessions, we will be sharing a variety of resources with students to help with their transition to middle school.

Irving Summer Academy (Jump Start) Details

Dates offered: Monday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 7

Hours: 8:00am-12:30pm

Location: Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Transportation: Is not provided

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/1N4t2qsZmGjNqo716

Registration Fee: $10 via MySchoolBucks in your student’s elementary school store; due by Wednesday, June 12

Registration Ends: Wednesday, June 12

Questions? Please contact Natalie Duncan at [email protected]

Week of May 20th

The Other People Mindset helps us to develop positive relationships with the people around us. People who have strong, positive relationships do five things consistently- 

  1.  Identify and appreciate the good in other people
  2. Know that your words and actions affect others
  3. Support others when they struggle
  4. Cheer on others’ successes
  5. Be present and give others your attention 

People who live the Other People Mindset might be described as thoughtful, supportive, encouraging, and interested.  

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

💻 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.

🩹 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.  

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.

🌞 Summer Camps! 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!

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 5-16-24

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Upcoming Events May - SOL Testing May 27 - Holiday (No School) June 12 - Last Day of School Registration & Withdrawal Need to Register?

Please visit - https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

She will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.
  • Any other documents you selected "Bring a Hardcopy"
Withdrawing this Summer?

Please let Jackie Fant know as soon as possible. You can fill out this form: Student Withdrawal Form - it2.pdf and email it. 

If you want to hand-carry records to your next location, please email [email protected]. Records packets will be available for pick up on the last day of school. 

 

SOL Testing Schedule Discover Exciting Summer Learning Activities and Ideas!

Have an unforgettable experience at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! FCPS invites all families to get a jump on summer learning by participating in engaging, educational, and enriching activities for Fairfax County students. 

The Summer Extravaganza is FREE and will take place: 

Date: Saturday, June 1

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Woodson High School - Parking Lot
                 9525 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031

Registration will help us coordinate logistics but is not required.
Language interpretation services will be available.

Register Today!!


Students will be able to take advantage of fun and educational activities and resources designed to ignite curiosity and inspire growth. Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the Summer Extravaganza as well. We will have learning games, tips, strategies, and helpful information for families. 

Check out some of the scheduled activities:  

  • Face Painting
  • FCPS Summer Camp
  • Learning Activities
  • Food 
  • Moonbounce
  • Music
  • Petting Zoo
  • Storytime 
  • Student Performances
  • and More!

Don't miss out on this memorable summer experience. Bring the entire family! 
We hope to see you on June 1.

Questions?  Contact us at 571-502-5349

Friendly Reminders! 🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Irving Summer Academy (Jump Start) Offered this August

Irving Summer Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Students will attend a one-day in-person program, on EITHER Monday, August 5th, Tuesday, August 6th,  Wednesday, August 7th, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Transportation is not provided, but lunch and t-shirt will be provided for all participants.   During their program day, students will be able to tour the building, and participate in activities in the following topics:  Middle School Success, Team-Building, Schoology, and All About Irving. The program will be run by Irving staff members. In addition to the in-person sessions, we will be sharing a variety of resources with students to help with their transition to middle school.

Irving Summer Academy (Jump Start) Details

Dates offered: Monday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 7

Hours: 8:00am-12:30pm

Location: Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Transportation: Is not provided

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/1N4t2qsZmGjNqo716

Registration Fee: $10 via MySchoolBucks in your student’s elementary school store; due by Wednesday, June 12

Registration Ends: Wednesday, June 12

Questions? Please contact Natalie Duncan at [email protected]

Week of May 13th

This week’s character strength is Self-Control. Those who possess this strength have the ability to control their emotions and behaviors and think before they act. Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Possessing this strength protects people from destabilizing emotional extremes. Those with self-control are able to limit impulsive behavior. They have the ability to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised. For individuals, self-control helps them delay the short-term gain in pursuit of a greater, long-term success. 

Next week’s focus: Other People Mindset

💻 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.

🩹 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.  

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.

🌞Summer Camps! 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!

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events May 8-10 - Spring Book Fair May 27 - Holiday June 12 - Last Day of School

Sign up here: /https://www.bookwormbmaps.com/eWallet/

eGift Cards: https://www.bookwormcentral.com/gift_card/index.php

How To Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWMjvmZ_hVU

Friendly Reminders! 🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Irving Summer Academy (Jump Start) Offered this August

Irving Summer Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Students will attend a one-day in-person program, on EITHER Monday, August 5th, Tuesday, August 6th,  Wednesday, August 7th, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Transportation is not provided, but lunch and t-shirt will be provided for all participants.   During their program day, students will be able to tour the building, and participate in activities in the following topics:  Middle School Success, Team-Building, Schoology, and All About Irving. The program will be run by Irving staff members. In addition to the in-person sessions, we will be sharing a variety of resources with students to help with their transition to middle school.

Irving Summer Academy (Jump Start) Details

Dates offered: Monday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 7

Hours: 8:00am-12:30pm

Location: Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Transportation: Is not provided

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/1N4t2qsZmGjNqo716

Registration Fee: $10 via MySchoolBucks in your student’s elementary school store; due by Wednesday, June 12

Registration Ends: Wednesday, June 12

Questions? Please contact Natalie Duncan at [email protected]

Registration & Withdrawal Need to Register?

Please visit - https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

She will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.
  • Any other documents you selected "Bring a Hardcopy"
Withdrawing this Summer?

Please let Jackie Fant know as soon as possible. You can fill out this form: Student Withdrawal Form - it2.pdf and email it. 

If you want to hand-carry records to your next location, please email [email protected]. Records packets will be available for pick up on the last day of school. 

 

SOL Testing Schedule Week of May 6th

This week’s character strength is Leadership. You show this when you value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best. This character strength’s focus is on the personal qualities of leaders, rather than the practice of leadership. These qualities include the ability to understand others and inspire them toward a common goal, the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

Next week’s focus: We will review the character strength of self- control

💻 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.

🩹 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.  

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.

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!

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 5-2-24

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Upcoming Events May 3 - Teacher Work Day May 8-10 - Spring Book Fair May 27 - Holiday June 12 - Last Day of School

Sign up here: /https://www.bookwormbmaps.com/eWallet/

eGift Cards: https://www.bookwormcentral.com/gift_card/index.php

How To Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWMjvmZ_hVU

Friendly Reminders! 🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Registration & Withdrawal Need to Register?

Please visit - https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

She will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.
  • Any other documents you selected "Bring a Hardcopy"
Withdrawing this Summer?

Please let Jackie Fant know as soon as possible. You can fill out this form: Student Withdrawal Form - it2.pdf and email it. 

If you want to hand-carry records to your next location, please email [email protected]. Records packets will be available for pick up on the last day of school. 

 

SOL Testing Schedule Week of April 29th

This week’s character strength is Enthusiasm. Those who possess this strength approach life with excitement and energy and energize people around them. This strength often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups. These people are often identified as early leaders and innovators as a result of their outward excitement about a task or project. People with enthusiasm and zest are happy, but this strength goes beyond happiness or pleasure. It is an activated positive energy, and associated with self- realization and autonomy. For individuals, zest and enthusiasm are easily identifiable and highly desirable personality traits. We feel good when we are energized by an activity or opportunity – and we like to spend time with people who are excited about life. Those who demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm are more likely to complete tasks and exceed minimum requirements as a result of their passion.

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

💻 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.

🩹 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.  

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.

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 4-25-24

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Upcoming Events May 3 - Teacher Work Day May 8-10 - Spring Book Fair May 27 - Holiday June 12 - Last Day of School

Sign up here: /https://www.bookwormbmaps.com/eWallet/

eGift Cards: https://www.bookwormcentral.com/gift_card/index.php

How To Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWMjvmZ_hVU

Friendly Reminders! 🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

Save the Dates

August 5th, 6th or 7th (select one), 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  - Irving will offer Irving Academy (one day per student)  to give students a “jump start” into middle school. Information about registering for this program will be sent out in early June.

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

Although we are not yet to the middle of this school year, we are already beginning the registration process for next school year. Over the next few months, we will host various activities to help transition your child to Irving Middle School. If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Rising Kinder Registration and Orientation

Please visit the FCPS Registration page:

https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

The online registration portal is OPEN for school year 2024-2025 registrations, to include rising Kindergarteners.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

She will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.
  • Any other documents you selected "Bring a Hardcopy" for
SOL Testing Schedule

This week’s character strength is Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. Appreciation of beauty and excellence is the ability to identify and enjoy that which is admirable in the world. This strength helps an individual experience positive emotions and connect to the world around him/her. It’s an outward facing strength, meaning the individual is focused on the world outside his/her head. It is associated with other strengths, such as gratitude, curiosity, love of learning, and connection/purpose.

 The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

Next Week’s Character Strength: Enthusiasm

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events April 15th - 19th - MOMC Spirit Week April 17 - Kindergarten Orientation April 23 - 6th Grade Panoramic Photo April is Month of the Military Child!

To celebrate our military connected students here at Sangster we will have a Spirit Week surrounding FCPS' Purple Up Day!

Monday - PJ Day Tuesday - Camo Day Wednesday - Purple Up Day Thursday - Stars & Stripes Day Friday - RED Day Order Yearbooks TODAY! Order Yearbooks on ybpay.com Order Deadline: April 19th Yearbook ID Code:  13246524 School Name: Sangster Elementary School Advanced Academic Program Spring Information AAP Spring Screening for Subject-Specific Advanced Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

This spring, students in grades K-5 will be screened for Advanced Academic Subject-Specific Advanced Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) services. Our school-based committees will review data to determine services for the start of the next school year. Parents or guardians can submit the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form by April 15, 2024 as an email attachment to both Linda Biberaj, AART ([email protected]) and Jennifer Redford, AP ([email protected]). The AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form may be found at https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPSchoolBasedServicesReferralForm.pdf. Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by the local elementary school of their student’s eligibility status by early June.

Subject Specific Advanced Differentiation, Grades K-6 (Level II) Some students require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in at least one specific subject area. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by: • Providing different assignments and resources in those subjects. • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness. • Providing additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework. Student needs for subject specific differentiation are re-evaluated each year at the local school.

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III) Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas and require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in multiple content areas. • Students work with other students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom teacher. • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics. Part-time services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Biberaj directly at [email protected].

Friendly Reminders! 🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

Save the Dates

August 5th, 6th or 7th (select one), 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  - Irving will offer Irving Academy (one day per student)  to give students a “jump start” into middle school. Information about registering for this program will be sent out in early June.

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

Although we are not yet to the middle of this school year, we are already beginning the registration process for next school year. Over the next few months, we will host various activities to help transition your child to Irving Middle School. If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Rising Kinder Registration and Orientation

Please visit the FCPS Registration page:

https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

The online registration portal is OPEN for school year 2024-2025 registrations, to include rising Kindergarteners.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

I will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.

Please note this event is for rising Kinders and their families.

We hope to see lots of new Sangster Falcons!

If you have any questions about Orientation, please reach out to Jackie Fant at [email protected]

SOL Testing Schedule

This week we will review the different character strengths from this year so far.  

Next Week’s Character Strength: Purpose

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 4-4-24

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Upcoming Events April 10 - Holiday (No School) April 15th - 19th - MOMC Spirit Week April 17 - Kindergarten Orientation April 23 - 6th Grade Panoramic Photo April is Month of the Military Child!

To celebrate our military connected students here at Sangster we will have a Spirit Week surrounding FCPS' Purple Up Day!

Monday - PJ Day Tuesday - Camo Day Wednesday - Purple Up Day Thursday - Stars & Stripes Day Friday - RED Day Order Yearbooks TODAY! Order Yearbooks on ybpay.com Order Deadline: April 19th Yearbook ID Code:  13246524 School Name: Sangster Elementary School Advanced Academic Program Spring Information AAP Spring Screening for Subject-Specific Advanced Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

This spring, students in grades K-5 will be screened for Advanced Academic Subject-Specific Advanced Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) services. Our school-based committees will review data to determine services for the start of the next school year. Parents or guardians can submit the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form by April 15, 2024 as an email attachment to both Linda Biberaj, AART ([email protected]) and Jennifer Redford, AP ([email protected]). The AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form may be found at https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPSchoolBasedServicesReferralForm.pdf. Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by the local elementary school of their student’s eligibility status by early June.

Subject Specific Advanced Differentiation, Grades K-6 (Level II) Some students require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in at least one specific subject area. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by: • Providing different assignments and resources in those subjects. • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness. • Providing additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework. Student needs for subject specific differentiation are re-evaluated each year at the local school.

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III) Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas and require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in multiple content areas. • Students work with other students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom teacher. • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics. Part-time services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Biberaj directly at [email protected].

Friendly Reminders! 🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Upcoming Lessons on Sexual Harassment

For Sixth Grade parents/guardians: 

Sixth-grade students at Sangster Elementary School will receive two lessons on sexual harassment starting in April. We will provide students with the necessary information, resources, and strategies to help prevent occurrences of sexual harassment as well as outline the steps to take if they feel they or their peers are targets of these behaviors.

In addition, the lessons share how schools support targeted students so that they can continue to focus on learning in an environment that feels comfortable and secure.

Parents/guardians may review these two lesson in Schoology – Courses - All Parents Sangster Elementary -Parent Preview Sexual Harassment Lesson. Here is a the opt out letter if you choose to have your child opt out of the lessons.  

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions to Mrs. Augenstein [email protected].

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

Save the Dates

April 8th  -  6:30pm - Irving will host a Transition to Middle School parent night led by principal Cindy Conley. She will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. 

August 5th, 6th or 7th (select one), 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  - Irving will offer Irving Academy (one day per student)  to give students a “jump start” into middle school. Information about registering for this program will be sent out in early June.

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

Although we are not yet to the middle of this school year, we are already beginning the registration process for next school year. Over the next few months, we will host various activities to help transition your child to Irving Middle School. If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • February/March/April/May - Elementary teachers and Irving staff review course requests. If there is a concern that a class might be too easy or difficult, a staff member will reach out to parents/guardians to discuss it.
  • April 3 - Transition to Middle School - Our principal, Cindy Conley, will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. 
  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Rising Kinder Registration and Orientation

Please visit the FCPS Registration page:

https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

The online registration portal is OPEN for school year 2024-2025 registrations, to include rising Kindergarteners.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

I will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.

Please note this event is for rising Kinders and their families.

We hope to see lots of new Sangster Falcons!

If you have any questions about Orientation, please reach out to Jackie Fant at [email protected]

SOL Testing Schedule Positivity Project - Week of April 1

This week’s character strength is Humor. You show this strength when you like to laugh and bring smiles to others. For individuals, humor has important health benefits, both mental and physical. Humor stretches the mind to look at things from different perspectives, keeping people mentally agile and alert. Making people laugh also produces positive emotions and happiness for the initiator. And, when people are on the receiving end of humor, they also receive many benefits. Scientists have shown that laughter reduces stress, promotes connection with other people, and can even improve focus. Laughter is contagious and bonds us to other people.

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive). 

Next Week’s Character Strength: We will review the character strengths we have learned so far this year. 

Resources from Sangster's Family Liaison SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

April 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Sully Community Center 13800 Wall Road Herndon, VA, 20171

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Learn About Family Liaisons

Family liaisons serve as an important link between families and schools. They represent a variety of cultures, languages, and races, and can help families access the information and assistance they need to support their children and ensure their academic success.

Find out how family liaisons can support you and your family.

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 3-21-24

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Upcoming Events March 19-21 - Willy Wonka Jr. (Cafe) March 25-29 - Spring Break April 1-2 - Student Holidays April 2 - Student Registration Opens April 17 - Kindergarten Orientation Sangster Closed for Spring Break

Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29 is spring break.

The Sangster ES front office will be closed.

We wish our students, teachers, and school-based staff a happy and restful spring break!

Look for Principal Evaluation Form!

On Monday, March 18, Sangster Elementary School’s parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Advanced Academic Program Spring Information AAP Spring Screening for Subject-Specific Advanced Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

This spring, students in grades K-5 will be screened for Advanced Academic Subject-Specific Advanced Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) services. Our school-based committees will review data to determine services for the start of the next school year. Parents or guardians can submit the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form by April 15, 2024 as an email attachment to both Linda Biberaj, AART ([email protected]) and Jennifer Redford, AP ([email protected]). The AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form may be found at https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPSchoolBasedServicesReferralForm.pdf. Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by the local elementary school of their student’s eligibility status by early June.

Subject Specific Advanced Differentiation, Grades K-6 (Level II) Some students require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in at least one specific subject area. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by: • Providing different assignments and resources in those subjects. • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness. • Providing additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework. Student needs for subject specific differentiation are re-evaluated each year at the local school.

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III) Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas and require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in multiple content areas. • Students work with other students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom teacher. • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics. Part-time services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Biberaj directly at [email protected].

Friendly Reminders! 🤒 Students Sent Home from the Health Room

After being seen by the PHN or SHA in the Health Room, students sent home, due to a fever of 100.4 or greater and/or COVID-19 respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose), may return to school when the student is fever-free without fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours and symptoms have improved.

Refer to FCPS Attendance Guidance for more information. 

🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Upcoming Lessons on Sexual Harassment

For Sixth Grade parents/guardians: 

Sixth-grade students at Sangster Elementary School will receive two lessons on sexual harassment starting in April. We will provide students with the necessary information, resources, and strategies to help prevent occurrences of sexual harassment as well as outline the steps to take if they feel they or their peers are targets of these behaviors.

In addition, the lessons share how schools support targeted students so that they can continue to focus on learning in an environment that feels comfortable and secure.

Parents/guardians may review these two lesson in Schoology – Courses - All Parents Sangster Elementary -Parent Preview Sexual Harassment Lesson. Here is a the opt out letter if you choose to have your child opt out of the lessons.  

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions to Mrs. Augenstein [email protected].

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

Save the Dates

April 3rd  - Irving will host a Transition to Middle School parent night led by principal Cindy Conley. She will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. Time TBD

August 5th, 6th or 7th (select one), 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  - Irving will offer Irving Academy (one day per student)  to give students a “jump start” into middle school. Information about registering for this program will be sent out in early June.

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

Although we are not yet to the middle of this school year, we are already beginning the registration process for next school year. Over the next few months, we will host various activities to help transition your child to Irving Middle School. If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • February/March/April/May - Elementary teachers and Irving staff review course requests. If there is a concern that a class might be too easy or difficult, a staff member will reach out to parents/guardians to discuss it.
  • April 3 - Transition to Middle School - Our principal, Cindy Conley, will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. 
  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Rising Kinder Registration and Orientation

Please visit the FCPS Registration page:

https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration - where you will find the steps to complete a New Student Registration.

The online registration portal will be open on April 2nd for school year 2024-2025 registrations, to include rising Kindergarteners.

When the online enrollment is complete, please email Jackie Fant at [email protected] and to let her know when you would like to schedule a registration appointment. 

I will email you back to confirm a date and time.

You will need to bring the following items to the registration:

  • The student's original birth certificate.
  • A Deed/Lease for your residence. The enrolling parent's name must be on the document.
  • Your photo ID.
  • A Certificate of Physical Examination and immunization record are also required, but you can schedule your registration appointment without them. The Certificate of Physical Examination and immunizations must be turned in before the first day of school, August 19, 2024.

Please note this event is for rising Kinders and their families.

We hope to see lots of new Sangster Falcons!

If you have any questions about Orientation, please reach out to Jackie Fant at [email protected]

Positivity Project - Week of March 18

This week’s character strength is Fairness.  This means that you believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect. For individuals, cultivating the character strength of fairness is correlated with highly desirable developmental outcomes. It helps people to become trustworthy friends and responsible citizens. 

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

Next Week’s Character Strength: Humor

Resources from Sangster's Family Liaison SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

April 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Sully Community Center 13800 Wall Road Herndon, VA, 20171

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Learn About Family Liaisons

Family liaisons serve as an important link between families and schools. They represent a variety of cultures, languages, and races, and can help families access the information and assistance they need to support their children and ensure their academic success.

Find out how family liaisons can support you and your family.

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events March 15 - Spring Picture Day March 19-21 - Willy Wonka Jr. (Cafe) March 25-29 - Spring Break April 1-2 - Student Holidays Spring Picture Day

Sangster will have it's Spring Picture Day TOMORROW - Friday, March 15th. 

Dress in your spring time best and prepare to "say cheese"! 😁

Willy Wonka Jr! - SOLD OUT 

It's that time of year again - our fabulous Sangster theatre students are putting on a show! This year it's Willy Wonka Jr! 

All performances of Sangster Musical Theatre's Willy Wonka Jr., March 19–21, have completely sold out! If you are interested in putting your name on a waitlist and/or receiving information about a possible livestream option, please complete this Google Form.

Look for Principal Evaluation Form!

On Monday, March 18, Sangster Elementary School’s parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Advanced Academic Program Spring Information AAP Spring Screening for Subject-Specific Advanced Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services

This spring, students in grades K-5 will be screened for Advanced Academic Subject-Specific Advanced Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) services. Our school-based committees will review data to determine services for the start of the next school year. Parents or guardians can submit the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form by April 15, 2024 as an email attachment to both Linda Biberaj, AART ([email protected]) and Jennifer Redford, AP ([email protected]). The AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form may be found at https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPSchoolBasedServicesReferralForm.pdf. Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by the local elementary school of their student’s eligibility status by early June.

Subject Specific Advanced Differentiation, Grades K-6 (Level II) Some students require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in at least one specific subject area. Classroom teachers may adjust instruction for students in these areas by: • Providing different assignments and resources in those subjects. • Grouping students by their strengths, interests, and readiness. • Providing additional challenges using materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework. Student needs for subject specific differentiation are re-evaluated each year at the local school.

Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III) Some students have advanced academic abilities in multiple subject areas and require differentiation beyond the needs of age-level peers in their class in multiple content areas. • Students work with other students that have similar academic needs through weekly pull-out classes or weekly co-taught lessons with the AART and classroom teacher. • Teachers provide frequent opportunities to use materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in Language Arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics. Part-time services continue through Grade 6. Students do not need to be evaluated each year.

If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Biberaj directly at [email protected].

Friendly Reminders! 🤒 Students Sent Home from the Health Room

After being seen by the PHN or SHA in the Health Room, students sent home, due to a fever of 100.4 or greater and/or COVID-19 respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose), may return to school when the student is fever-free without fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours and symptoms have improved.

Refer to FCPS Attendance Guidance for more information. 

🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

Save the Dates

April 3rd  - Irving will host a Transition to Middle School parent night led by principal Cindy Conley. She will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. Time TBD

August 5th, 6th or 7th (select one), 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  - Irving will offer Irving Academy (one day per student)  to give students a “jump start” into middle school. Information about registering for this program will be sent out in early June.

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

Although we are not yet to the middle of this school year, we are already beginning the registration process for next school year. Over the next few months, we will host various activities to help transition your child to Irving Middle School. If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • February/March/April/May - Elementary teachers and Irving staff review course requests. If there is a concern that a class might be too easy or difficult, a staff member will reach out to parents/guardians to discuss it.
  • April 3 - Transition to Middle School - Our principal, Cindy Conley, will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. 
  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Positivity Project - Week of March 11

This week we will review the different character strengths from this year so far.  

Next Week’s Character Strength: Fairness

Resources from Sangster's Family Liaison

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center offers free, confidential consultations by videoconference and phone for families and FCPS staff. 

FRC professionals have extensive knowledge, training, and experience. They can brainstorm strategies and possible solutions to help you address your concerns. They can draw upon resources and support from FCPS, as well as community, state, and national centers.

They can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.  Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

Free consultations are offered by FRC’s professionals.

Fairfax County - Coordinated Services Planning

Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880. That's the number to call for assistance with any difficulties you are facing - including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, healthcare and more other needs.

Looking for a Sport League? 

Check out this GIANT list of all things sports in Fairfax County

Fairfax County’s Sport League Directory

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

April 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Sully Community Center 13800 Wall Road Herndon, VA, 20171

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Learn About Family Liaisons

Family liaisons serve as an important link between families and schools. They represent a variety of cultures, languages, and races, and can help families access the information and assistance they need to support their children and ensure their academic success.

Find out how family liaisons can support you and your family.

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events March 4-8 - Read Across America Week March 13 - Multicultural Night March 15 - Spring Picture Day March 19-21 - Willy Wonka Jr. (Cafe) March 25-29 - Spring Break Read Across America Week

Sangster will celebrate Read Across America week March 4th through March 8th. Students and staff are invited to show their spirit Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with special dress up days. Tuesday is a holiday for students and Ms. Oden would love for students to still participate at home by using the choice board above and having fun reading at home!

Multicultural Night

Join us for our first ever Family Cultural Night on March 13, 2024, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm! Celebrate the unique heritages, rich cultures, and traditions of our Sangster families. In preparation for Family Cultural Night, all students are invited to create a paper doll dressed in clothing of their family’s cultural heritage (Paper Doll PDF).

Families are also invited to share their culture on the evening of March 13th by signing up to create a display with bite-sized food samples and/or participating in a student fashion show. More information to follow with the schedule and logistics for the evening including the fashion show. We hope to see you there!

Record a Message!

Please take a minute to record a greeting in a language that is meaningful to your family. We would love to highlight all the wonderful languages spoke by are Sangster Falcons!

Willy Wonka Jr!

It's that time of year again - our fabulous Sangster theatre students are putting on a show! This year it's Willy Wonka Jr! Get your tickets early, these shows often sell out quickly. Use this link to purchase tickets here.

Look for the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey will open Sunday, March 3. Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

Look for Principal Evaluation Form!

On Monday, March 18, Sangster Elementary School’s parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Spring Picture Day

Sangster will have it's Spring Picture Day on Friday, March 15th. 

Dress in your spring time best and prepare to "say cheese"! 😁

Purple Up - Month of the Military Child

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

FCPS Purple Up! t-shirts are available for purchase now through Friday, March 8, 2024 here. The shirts highlight our gratitude and appreciation for our 14,000 military-connected students and their families. #PurpleUpFCPS! 

For more information and/or to connect with FCPS resources, email us at [email protected]

Friendly Reminders! 🤒 Students Sent Home from the Health Room

After being seen by the PHN or SHA in the Health Room, students sent home, due to a fever of 100.4 or greater and/or COVID-19 respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose), may return to school when the student is fever-free without fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours and symptoms have improved.

Refer to FCPS Attendance Guidance for more information. 

🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

This year, Ramadan begins on Sunday, March 10th.  Ramadan is marked by personal and community prayer as well as fasting from dawn to sunset. If your child will be fasting, please let your child’s teacher know. We will be offering a space for students to go instead of the cafeteria if they plan to fast and want to be prepared. Thank you!

Rising 7th Grader News Rising 7th Grade Transition Information

Click this link for updated special events and Summer programs for Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School.  

Save the Dates

April 3rd  - Irving will host a Transition to Middle School parent night led by principal Cindy Conley. She will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. Time TBD

August 5th, 6th or 7th (select one), 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  - Irving will offer Irving Academy (one day per student)  to give students a “jump start” into middle school. Information about registering for this program will be sent out in early June.

2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

Although we are not yet to the middle of this school year, we are already beginning the registration process for next school year. Over the next few months, we will host various activities to help transition your child to Irving Middle School. If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • February/March/April/May - Elementary teachers and Irving staff review course requests. If there is a concern that a class might be too easy or difficult, a staff member will reach out to parents/guardians to discuss it.
  • April 3 - Transition to Middle School - Our principal, Cindy Conley, will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. 
  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

Positivity Project - Week of March 4

Our Positivity Project focus for this week is the Other People Mindset with an emphasis on identifying and appreciating the good in others. Those who demonstrate this mindset work hard to identify and value others’ strengths. Ask your student to share what they have learned about their strengths this year.

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

Next Week’s Character Strength: We will review the character strengths we have learned so far this year.  

Resources from Sangster's Family Liaison

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center offers free, confidential consultations by videoconference and phone for families and FCPS staff. 

FRC professionals have extensive knowledge, training, and experience. They can brainstorm strategies and possible solutions to help you address your concerns. They can draw upon resources and support from FCPS, as well as community, state, and national centers.

They can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.  Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

Free consultations are offered by FRC’s professionals.

Fairfax County - Coordinated Services Planning

Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880. That's the number to call for assistance with any difficulties you are facing - including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, healthcare and more other needs.

Looking for a Sport League? 

Check out this GIANT list of all things sports in Fairfax County

Fairfax County’s Sport League Directory

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

April 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon 

Sully Community Center 13800 Wall Road Herndon, VA, 20171

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Learn About Family Liaisons

Family liaisons serve as an important link between families and schools. They represent a variety of cultures, languages, and races, and can help families access the information and assistance they need to support their children and ensure their academic success.

Find out how family liaisons can support you and your family.

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153  | Main Office: 703-644-8200

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 2-29-24

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Upcoming Events March 4-8 - Read Across America Week March 5 - Primary Voting (No School) March 13 - Multicultural Night March 15 - Spring Picture Day March 25-29 - Spring Break Read Across America Week

Sangster will celebrate Read Across America week March 4th through March 8th. Students and staff are invited to show their spirit Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with special dress up days. Tuesday is a holiday for students and Ms. Oden would love for students to still participate at home by using the choice board above and having fun reading at home!

Multicultural Night

Join us for our first ever Family Cultural Night on March 13, 2024, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm! Celebrate the unique heritages, rich cultures, and traditions of our Sangster families. In preparation for Family Cultural Night, all students are invited to create a paper doll dressed in clothing of their family’s cultural heritage (Paper Doll PDF).

Families are also invited to share their culture on the evening of March 13th by signing up to create a display with bite-sized food samples and/or participating in a student fashion show. More information to follow with the schedule and logistics for the evening including the fashion show. We hope to see you there!

Record a Message!

Please take a minute to record a greeting in a language that is meaningful to your family. We would love to highlight all the wonderful languages spoke by are Sangster Falcons!

Look for the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey will open Sunday, March 3. Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school.

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

Spring Picture Day

Sangster will have it's Spring Picture Day on Friday, March 15th. 

Dress in your spring time best and prepare to "say cheese"! 😁

Purple Up - Month of the Military Child

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! 

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

FCPS Purple Up! t-shirts are available for purchase now through Friday, March 8, 2024 here. The shirts highlight our gratitude and appreciation for our 14,000 military-connected students and their families. #PurpleUpFCPS! 

For more information and/or to connect with FCPS resources, email us at [email protected]

Friendly Reminders! 🤒 Students Sent Home from the Health Room

After being seen by the PHN or SHA in the Health Room, students sent home, due to a fever of 100.4 or greater and/or COVID-19 respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose), may return to school when the student is fever-free without fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours and symptoms have improved.

Refer to FCPS Attendance Guidance for more information. 

🛑 No U-Turns!

U-Turns on Reservation Dr. are both illegal and very, very dangerous.  We continue to get reports of cars making these illegal U-Turns.  The safety of our school community is compromised every time someone does this. Please take the time to use Kiss-n-Ride and/or find another route to get back up to the Parkway. Thank you!

📋 Check-Ins

Please remember, if your child arrives after 9:10AM, you must escort them into the main office and sign them in.

Students are not admitted into the building until 8:45AM. Unless, you have something prearranged with a teacher, your child attends SACC or a before-school club, please do not drop your student off at school any earlier, there will be no adult supervision available. 

🚪Check-Outs

Please remember you must sign your student out in the main office. All student exchanges and contact must go through the office.  You will need to sign them out on the "pink sheet" located in the office.  Be prepared to show your photo ID when you arrive. The office works efficiently to retrieve students from wherever they are in building, so please arrive early enough to give staff enough time to locate your student so you can arrive at your next destination on time. The front office will not call for students prior to parents arrival for pickup. Thanks for your cooperation in making sure our student population is safe while at school!

Attendance matters! 

We want you to keep your child home when they are sick, however, we ask that you please refrain from scheduling trips and other non-essential travel during the school week. 

Please remember to email or call the attendance line with any messages regarding your student's attendance. Absences and late arrivals should be reported to avoid getting a robo-call from FCPS. If you email the teacher to let them know about your student's attendance, please copy [email protected] to ensure your message reaches our attendance staff. You can also call, 703-644-8282 to report any attendance messages. 

This year, Ramadan begins on Sunday, March 10th.  Ramadan is marked by personal and community prayer as well as fasting from dawn to sunset. If your child will be fasting, please let your child’s teacher know. We will be offering a space for students to go instead of the cafeteria if they plan to fast and want to be prepared. Thank you!

Rising 7th Grader News 2023-2024 Transition Timeline

Feeling lost in a sea of information regarding 7th grade transition? Don't worry, Ms. Augenstein is making it easier to keep up! 

Click Here for a quick and easy to read timeline of events for your current 6th grader. 

Ms. Augenstein will be updating it as more information and more dates become available from Lake Braddock and Irving. So, check back often! 

LBMS Curriculum Fair

Lake Braddock is offering a virtual Curriculum Fair!  Parents and students can go to the LBSS Curriculum Fair Site to learn more about the courses we offer. The site includes a synchronous parent presentation, course descriptions, videos and Padlets for questions organized by department.

Instructions - Click Here

A Message From Irving Middle School

Although we are not yet to the middle of this school year, we are already beginning the registration process for next school year. Over the next few months, we will host various activities to help transition your child to Irving Middle School. If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to call the school. Below are important dates regarding the selection of your child’s classes for next year:

  • February/March/April/May - Elementary teachers and Irving staff review course requests. If there is a concern that a class might be too easy or difficult, a staff member will reach out to parents/guardians to discuss it.
  • April 3 - Transition to Middle School - Our principal, Cindy Conley, will discuss how best to support your child as they transition to middle school. 
  • Late May/June - Mock schedules will be mailed home. These show the classes registered for, but not the actual schedule.
  • June 7 - Last day for schedule change requests.
  • Summer review by Irving for support class placement
  • August 5-7: Irving Academy is a transition program designed to give students a “jump start” into middle school. The program equips students with some of the skills they need to be successful in middle school, as well as gives them an opportunity to meet peers and ask questions about Irving. Enrollment is open to all WIMS rising 7th graders. Transportation is not provided, but lunch will be provided for all participants.  Students will attend a one-day in-person program on EITHER August 5th, August 6th OR August 7th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Information about registering will be sent in early June, but we want to provide the date range to you for planning purposes.

Our course catalog is an additional resource to help with the course selection process. Elective teachers have included videos of the course to provide more information about what happens in their classes. When you choose a specific class, there is a description of the class and the link to the video is at the bottom of the description. Our catalog can be found here: 

https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/frontPanel/395/nocourselist/0/1/0/1

If you are not able to attend curriculum night, we will post the presentations on our website. We look forward to getting to know you and your student over the next two years.

This week’s character strength is Love of Learning. Those with this strength enjoy learning simply for the sake of learning. They don’t need a prize or a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving. People who love learning experience positive feelings in the process of acquiring skills, building on existing knowledge, or learning something completely new. Over time, individuals with this strength may develop deep and wide knowledge. Their knowledge enables them to make significant contributions to others’ understanding.

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

Next Week’s Focus: Other People Mindset - identifying and appreciating the good in others.

Resources from Sangster's Family Liaison

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center offers free, confidential consultations by videoconference and phone for families and FCPS staff. 

FRC professionals have extensive knowledge, training, and experience. They can brainstorm strategies and possible solutions to help you address your concerns. They can draw upon resources and support from FCPS, as well as community, state, and national centers.

They can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.  Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

Free consultations are offered by FRC’s professionals.

Fairfax County - Coordinated Services Planning

Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880. That's the number to call for assistance with any difficulties you are facing - including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, healthcare and more other needs.

Looking for a Sport League? 

Check out this GIANT list of all things sports in Fairfax County

Fairfax County’s Sport League Directory

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

March 2, 2024, 9 a.m.- noon at Providence Community Center

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

View the individual event page if you would like to Add to Your Calendar.

Register for: SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs! 

Learn About Family Liaisons

Family liaisons serve as an important link between families and schools. They represent a variety of cultures, languages, and races, and can help families access the information and assistance they need to support their children and ensure their academic success.

Find out how family liaisons can support you and your family.

 

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