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Sangster News You Choose Important Dates

April 16: Purple Up Day - Wear purple for military children
               Yearbook Purchase Deadline
               AAP School-Based Services Level II-III Referral Form Submission
April 22: Earth Day
April 27: AAP Level IV Virtual Orientation, 6:30PM

Message from Ms. Jankovich

Ramadan Mubarak to all our Sangster families celebrating Ramadan this month!

We certainly have many things to celebrate this month. April is Month of the Military Child as well as Autism Acceptance Month. We are beginning to bring back more students for in-person learning and continue to use our MTSS process to identify additional students when space allows for it. Currently, out of 897 students, 297 are all virtual, 208 are attending school 2 days a week, and 392 are back in-person 4 days a week. We are continuing to think outside the box to determine if more students can return to the building.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions. We truly appreciate all your support!

Allison Jankovich
Acting Principal

IMPORTANT: Changes to Bus Stop Times

1) Students returning to school four days a week are being added to bus routes.
2) Your student(s) bus route pickup and drop off times may continue to change.
3) Buses may now come earlier or later to your bus stop.
4) Check your ParentVue SIS account on a daily basis to find out if your student(s) bus route timing has changed.
5) Select the Student Information tab for this information.
6) If you do not have a ParentVue SIS account, contact our school registrar, Marian Hoelscher at mthoelscher@fcps.edu.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period.

Don’t miss out on ordering the 2020-2021 Sangster Yearbook! Order Deadline: Friday, April 16

Yearbooks are available for preorder only, so don’t miss out! Purchases can be made online only.

To order, click on the link: Lifetouch Yearbook order and enter the Sangster yearbook ID Code: 13246521

Deadline to Order Yearbooks is April 16, 2021 for $18.

Advanced Academics Program (AAP) Screening for the 2021-22 School Year  Friday, April 16 DEADLINE: Level II-III Referal Form Submission

We are beginning our spring screening for school-based AAP services for the 2021-2022 school year soon!  Parents or guardians may initiate the screening for school-based (Level II and III) services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form to Mrs. Biberaj, AART at Sangster,  by April 16 (more information is available here and referral forms available here).

Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services.  Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Sangster Elementary of their student’s eligibility status by May 31. Please contact our AART, Linda Biberaj, at LBiberaj@fcps.edu  with any questions.

Virtual Student
Lifetouch Student Picture Pickup

Virtual learners: Student pictures are available for pickup from the school office from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

       FCPS Transportation     
   Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the FCPS Here Comes the Bus Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. Afternoon bus route information will be available from 1:00-7:00PM.

E-Notify (BlackboardConnect) email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays. Need assistance or have questions? Contact the Transportation office listed for your school. For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact FCPS Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

  Positivity Project Week of April 11 Other People Mindset

 

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: Fairness

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Sangster website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Marian Hoelscher, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: Kindergarten and New Student Registration form

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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04-08-21 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose Important Dates

April 12: Materials Pickup - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade, 10:00AM - 4:00PM 
April 16: Purple Up Day - Wear purple for military children

IMPORTANT: Changes to Bus Stop Times

1) Students returning to school four days a week are being added to bus routes.
2) Your student(s) bus route pickup and drop off times may continue to change.
3) Buses may now come earlier or later to your bus stop.
4) We recommend you check your ParentVue SIS account on a daily basis to find out if your student(s) bus route timing has changed.
5) Select the Student Information tab for this information.
6) If you do not have a ParentVue SIS account, contact our school registrar, Marian Hoelscher at mthoelscher@fcps.edu.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period.

Virtual Student
Lifetouch Student Picture Pickup

Virtual learners: Student pictures are available for pickup from the school office from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Please send your child to school with a water bottle

The school cannot provide water bottles for students, so please ensure that your student brings a water bottle to school.

       FCPS Transportation     
   Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the FCPS Here Comes the Bus Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. Afternoon bus route information will be available from 1:00-7:00PM.

E-Notify (BlackboardConnect) email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays. Need assistance or have questions? Contact the Transportation office listed for your school. For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact FCPS Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Advanced Academics Program (AAP) Screening for the 2021-22 School Year

We are beginning our spring screening for school-based AAP services for the 2021-2022 school year soon!  Parents or guardians may initiate the screening for school-based (Level II and III) services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form to Mrs. Biberaj, AART at Sangster,  by April 16 (more information is available here and referral forms available here).

Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services.  Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Sangster Elementary of their student’s eligibility status by May 31. Please contact our AART, Linda Biberaj, at LBiberaj@fcps.edu  with any questions.

Yearbook Sales Still Open

This school year has been one for the record books; one that we will never forget! We want to celebrate and capture all the amazing moments in the Sangster 2020-2021 yearbook.

Families, we need your help! We need pictures, lots of pictures, to include student photos and candid shots. Be on the lookout each week for a weekly candid theme for the Sangster Shutterfly site. This week’s theme is Home Work Stations!

Yearbooks are available for preorder only, so don’t miss out! Purchases can be made online only.  To order, click on the link: Lifetouch Yearbook order and enter the Sangster yearbook ID Code: 13246521

Deadline to Order Yearbooks is April 16, 2021  for $18.

Don’t miss out on ordering the 2020-2021 Sangster Yearbook!

  Positivity Project Week of April 4 Humor

 

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 availabl 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).

P2 focus for the week of April 4: Other People Mindset - identifying and appreciating the good in others.

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Sangster website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Marian Hoelscher, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: Kindergarten and New Student Registration form

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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03-25-21 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose Important Dates

March 25: FLE Grades 4th - 6th Parent Preview Night, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
                 (Details below)
March 26: End of 3rd Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release at 2:15PM
March 29 - April 2: Spring Break
April 5: Teacher Workday/No School

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Happy Spring Break Eve!

I hope that everyone has something fun planned next week. Whether you are visiting someone you have not seen in a long time, enjoying some home improvement projects, or celebrating Easter, it's time to be with friends and family, soaking up the warmer weather. I continue to be so appreciative Sangster students, staff, and parents.  I plan on catching up on some emails and sleep over the next few days! 

After Spring Break, we will focus on many important upcoming events:  SOL testing for students in grades 3  - 6 (an email will be going out later tonight with more details), Kindergarten Orientation (date TBD), and of course our 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony. While we are planning for these events, please know we will also be planning for the return of some students for 4 days a week of in person learning. Thank you to those of you who have reached out regarding this.  While we are still waiting for clear guidance from the district on 3ft. of social distancing and how this could impacts more students coming back in person, our planning efforts will continue. 

You have all said it before, and I know we have as well.  These teachers and students are AMAZING. Thank you to everyone for the smooth start.

 

Have a great week!

Allison Jankovich

Acting Principal



Grades 4 - 6 FLE Parent Preview Night Tonight

Parents of students in grades 4 - 6 are invited to join our Human Growth and Development FLE Parent Preview Night tonight, Thursday, March 25th, 2021 from 6:30PM – 7:30PM. These links will be recorded and teachers can send out the link upon request.

4th Grade Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/5915c2c9d60144c9888b2f48a642fff1
5th Grade Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/fadcb1c6f59a4fa586df537d20336af3
6th Grade Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2c3d0e32dc6c4ef784807ea071a50707

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, and have not done so already, please locate the forms at FLE Information and Opt Out Forms. You are welcome to drop the form off at school or take a photo and email Mrs. Hoelscher at mthoelscher@fcps.edu.

FCPS Cares!

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond

Yearbook Sales Still Open

This school year has been one for the record books; one that we will never forget! We want to celebrate and capture all the amazing moments in the Sangster 2020-2021 yearbook.

Families, we need your help! We need pictures, lots of pictures, to include student photos and candid shots. Be on the lookout each week for a weekly candid theme for the Sangster Shutterfly site. This week’s theme is Home Work Stations!

Yearbooks are available for preorder only, so don’t miss out! Purchases can be made online only.  To order, click on the link: Lifetouch Yearbook order and enter the Sangster yearbook ID Code: 13246521

Deadline to Order Yearbooks is April 16, 2021  for $18.

Don’t miss out on ordering the 2020-2021 Sangster Yearbook!

  Positivity Project Week of March 21 Humor

 

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).

P2 focus for the week of April 4: Other People Mindset - identifying and appreciating the good in others.

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Sangster website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Marian Hoelscher, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: Kindergarten and New Student Registration form

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

03-18-21 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose Important Dates

March 22: PTA Restaurant Fundraiser, Auld Shebeen Irish Pub,11AM-9PM
March 23: Lake Braddock Pyramid Virtual Community Meeting, TIME TBD

March 25: FLE Grades 4th-6th Parent Preview Night, 6:30-7:30PM
                 (Details below)
March 26: End of 3rd Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release
March 29-April 2: Spring Break
April 5: Teacher Workday/ No School

A Message from Our Assistant Principals

It’s been an exciting week here at Sangster! On the same day we enthusiastically welcomed back our 3rd – 6th grade in-person students, Allison Jankovich was named the Region 4 Outstanding School-Based Leader! We are so incredibly proud of her dedication to the school community and her leadership during unchartered waters. We wish her luck moving forward as one of the five finalists for the district award.

It has brought us joy to observe our resilient teachers, students (both in-person and virtual), and staff as they’ve jumped into concurrent learning and continued to build classroom communities. We are amazed at the level of interactive and engaging lessons that are being done with students online and in class and the way our students are growing as communicators and critical and creative thinkers.

We are thrilled that next week all of our students will enjoy PTA sponsored virtual assemblies that focus on science while connecting with Positivity Project traits. Our K-3 grade teachers will share Nana Puddin’s "Gravity" production with their students throughout the week. This assembly, performed by award winning ventriloquist Dennis Lee, is an all-time favorite of Sangster students and teachers with its motivational content and engaging and humorous delivery. Our 4th through 6th graders will enjoy a live virtual assembly by Flow Circus entitled “The Science of Awesome" on the afternoon of Monday, March 22nd. Students will log in during their asynchronous school day to enjoy Flow Circus juggler and entertainer Paul Miller, as he integrates science content and the theme of resilience during his show. Students will receive information from their teacher about how and when to access the assemblies. Thank you so much to PTA for planning these wonderful events for our students!

As warmer spring weather approaches, we hope everyone is able to enjoy beautiful weather and the longer daylight hours.

Warmly,

Cindy Agner and Jennifer Redford
Assistant Principals

Arrival and Early Checkout Procedures and Kiss & Ride Information

To ensure the safety of our students and the community, please review these procedures for student arrival to and early checkout from school:

 

Arrival
• The school day starts at 9:45AM.  Students must be in their classroom by 9:45AM, or they will be marked as tardy.
• Any student arriving after 9:45AM must be escorted by a parent into the glass foyer where they will need to sign in their student in using the pink check-in slip at the check-in cart.

Early Checkout
• When checking out a student, please be prepared to show a photo ID into the camera, complete a pink checkout slip in the glass foyer, and then return back outside the building. Your student will be brought outside to you.
• Students must be picked up no later than 3:25PM, in order to exit the Bus Loop by 3:30PM.

Reservation Drive: If you are choosing to park on Reservation Drive to walk your child to the building, please do not block any portion of a residential driveway.

Kiss & Ride

Thank you to parents and staff for a smooth week at Kiss & Ride. Please remind your child to continue to do the following:

•  At arrival and dismissal, exit/enter your car from the curb.
•  At arrival, have their mask on or in their hand.

If possible, please have your child practice buckling themselves in. We understand this may be a developmental skill, and please know we will continue to help, as needed.

FCPS Transportation     
Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the FCPS Here Comes the Bus Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. Afternoon bus route information will be available from 1:00-7:00PM.

E-Notify (BlackboardConnect) email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays. Need assistance or have questions? Contact the Transportation office listed for your school. For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact FCPS Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Human Growth and Development FLE
4th-6th Grade Parent Preview Night
March 25, 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Students in Grades 4-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-family-life-education-fle.

We would like to invite you to join our Human Growth and Development FLE Parent Preview Night on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 from 6:30PM – 7:30PM. These links will be recorded and teachers can send out the link upon request.

4th Grade Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/5915c2c9d60144c9888b2f48a642fff1
5th Grade Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/fadcb1c6f59a4fa586df537d20336af3
6th Grade Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2c3d0e32dc6c4ef784807ea071a50707

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, and have not done so already, please locate the forms at FLE Information and Opt Out Forms. You are welcome to drop the form off at school or take a photo and email Mrs. Hoelscher at mthoelscher@fcps.edu.

Lake Braddock Pyramid Community Meeting on Equity
March 23, TIME TBD (Virtual Meeting)

The Lake Braddock Pyramid is excited to hold our second pyramid-wide community meeting on equity with all of the Lake Braddock Pyramid School Principals. This virtual meeting will be focused on building a stronger understanding of equity across the PreK-12 learning continuum. During this conversation, you will learn more about the clearly defined and connected efforts of all eight schools within the pyramid in addressing equity-informed practices to ensure that all students feel welcome, and that inclusion remains at the center of our work.

More information about the start time of this meeting will be coming out shortly.  Please use the this link to access the meeting.

Lifetouch Student Picture Distribution

In-person learners: Student pictures will be sent home with students.

Virtual learners: Student pictures are available for pickup from the school office from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Yearbook Sales Still Open

This school year has been one for the record books; one that we will never forget! We want to celebrate and capture all the amazing moments in the Sangster 2020-2021 yearbook.

Families, we need your help! We need pictures, lots of pictures, to include student photos and candid shots. Be on the lookout each week for a weekly candid theme for the Sangster Shutterfly site. This week’s theme is Home Work Stations!

Yearbooks are available for preorder only, so don’t miss out! Purchases can be made online only.  To order, click on the link: Lifetouch Yearbook order and enter the Sangster yearbook ID Code: 13246521

Deadline to Order Yearbooks is April 16, 2021  for $18.

Don’t miss out on ordering the 2020-2021 Sangster Yearbook!

  Positivity Project Week of March 14 Love of Learning

 

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 Character Strength: Humor

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Sangster website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Marian Hoelscher, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: Kindergarten and New Student Registration form

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Sangster News You Choose Important Dates

March 11: PTA Meeting, 7:00PM, Meeting ID: 947 7488 2889
                 Passcode: RxRvT7
March 15: PTA Family Paint Night, 7:00-8:00PM
March 16: 3rd-6th Grade Return to School for Tues/Wed students
March 18: 3rd-6th Grade Return to School for Thurs/Fri students
March 25: SAVE THE DATE - FLE Grades 4th-6th Parent Preview Night,
                  6:30 – 7:30PM (Link in future NYC)
March 26: End of 3rd Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release
March 29-April 2: Spring Break
April 5: Teacher Workday/ No School

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Dear Sangster Families,

Sangster parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Additionally, the survey is used to assess my impact and effectiveness as principal. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire was sent on Monday morning from FCPSSurvey@fcps.edu. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Reminders will be sent periodically to only those parents/guardians who have not complete the questionnaire.

Your opinions matter and I look forward to reviewing the feedback. 

If you have not received a survey link and wish to provide feedback, Please email FCPSSurvey@fcps.edu and Shelli Wayland will send you a link

I am extremely grateful for your time and support. Take care. Stay healthy. 

Allison Jankovich

Acting Principal

FCPS Transportation      Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the FCPS Here Comes the Bus Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. Afternoon bus route information will be available from 1:00-7:00PM.

E-Notify (BlackboardConnect) email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays. Need assistance or have questions? Contact the Transportation office listed for your school. For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact FCPS Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Sangster website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Marian Hoelscher, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: Kindergarten and New Student Registration form

Required Forms before Students Return to In-Person Learning

Three forms must be submitted to the school before a student returns to in-person learning: (1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form, (2) Emergency Care Form, (3) Students Rights & Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement Form (see links below to all forms)

(1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form may be submitted electronically via a SIS ParentVue account. If you have not submitted this form, a page will pop up when accessing the SIS ParentVue account. It will ask you to read and agree to the terms. To check if this form has been submitted electronically, go to the SIS ParentVue, My Account tab and scroll to the Acknowledged Forms section. Without a SIS ParentVue account, a paper copy of the form must be scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.  

(2) Emergency Care Form may be submitted electronically via 24-7 Learning/ParentVue using the weCare@school link, or scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu

(3) SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form must be submitted using the unique link provided below.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not these requisite forms have been submitted, please contact Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.

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Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form

Emergency Care Form

FCPS SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form - This link is specific to Sangster ES students. Do not submit it for any student(s) who do not attend Sangster.

UPDATE -  FCPS Meal Service When Schools are in Session Daily at Sangster 10:58-11:06AM

Click for Food Distribution schedules

  • Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction.
  • FCPS Grab & Go locations and Meal Kit sites are permanently changing the hours of operation to 10:00AM - 12:30PM.
  • Meals for Saturdays and Sundays will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites and on bus routes every Friday.
  • Afternoon snacks and supper meals will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites, on all bus routes and with all meal kit sites.
  • All meals will be available to pick up at the same time.

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go meals, as well as other county children that are eighteen (18) years and under, and adults may purchase meals.

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask when picking up meals. 

LIBRARY UPDATES Curbside Pickup Changes

Library curbside pickup is now SELF-SERVICE. Holds for all last names will be available outside the Sangster front doors on Tuesday - Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. No staff member will be available to help you. There will be no further curbside pickups on Mondays. Books will be clearly labeled and organized alphabetically by last name on a cart in front of the Sangster main entrance. Up to two books can be placed on hold and must be placed in Destiny Discover no later than Sunday by 4:00 p.m. to be ready for pick up that week. Any holds not picked up by Friday at 4 p.m. will be reshelved. 

NOTE: For students attending in-person, holds will be delivered to classrooms every other week

Yearbook Sales Still Open

This school year has been one for the record books; one that we will never forget! We want to celebrate and capture all the amazing moments in the Sangster 2020-2021 yearbook.

Families, we need your help! We need pictures, lots of pictures, to include student photos and candid shots. Be on the lookout each week for a weekly candid theme for the Sangster Shutterfly site. This week’s theme is Home Work Stations!

Yearbooks are available for preorder only, so don’t miss out! Purchases can be made online only.  To order, click on the link: Lifetouch Yearbook order and enter the Sangster yearbook ID Code: 13246521

Deadline to Order Yearbooks is April 16, 2021  for $18.

Don’t miss out on ordering the 2020-2021 Sangster Yearbook!

  Positivity Project Week of March 7 Social Intelligence

 

This week’s character strength is Social Intelligence. You show this strength when are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings and understand why they do things. Social intelligence refers to a person’s ability to understand and manage interpersonal relationships. It involves emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Social intelligence helps individuals build relationships – and is important to numerous aspects of a person’s life. It allows an individual to form friendships and alliances. And, it assists a person against being taken advantage of. People with social intelligence can “read” other people’s faces and know what motivates them. Social intelligence builds over time and as a person ages. In this sense, it is similar to the character strength of perspective.

 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: Love of Learning

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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03-04-21 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose Important Dates

March 5: 2-Hour Student Early Release
March 8:
                • Staff Development Day/ Student Holiday
                • 8:45-11:45AM – Front Office closed for training
March 10: 3rd-6th Grade Return to School Parent Information Night
                  6:30 - 7:30PM
March 9: 1st-2nd Grade Return to School for Tues/Wed students
March 11:
                 • 1st-2nd Grade 1st Day of School for Thurs/Fri students
                 • PTA Meeting, 7:00PM, Meeting ID: 947 7488 2889
                   Passcode: RxRvT7
March 16: 3rd-6th Grade Return to School for Tues/Wed students
March 18: 3rd-6th Grade Return to School for Thurs/Fri students
March 26: End of 3rd Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release
March 29-April 2: Spring Break
April 5: Teacher Workday/ No School

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

 

Happy Friday Sangster Families!

 

Hope everyone is having a good week.

This past week I met with 1st and 2nd grade parents for a Return to Learn meeting. One of the topics we discussed is the new breakfast program beginning at Sangster on March 16, 2021 for all students, free of charge this year.  If you haven’t already, please visit Nutri-slice website at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/  to find information about daily meals from what is being served to nutritional counts to specific allergies per item.  Please make sure that you click on the "All In-Person Learning Schools" button, as this is what will show what meals are being served each day at Sangster.   The breakfast choices will be the same each week:  Tuesday – Bagel with Juice and Milk, Wednesday – Mini Pancakes with Juice and Milk, Thursday – Apple Cinnamon Muffin Top with Juice and Milk, and Friday – Cinnamon Bun with Juice and Milk.  We are still working on details with how the breakfasts will be delivered to classrooms and will communicate that with you soon!

The Lake Braddock Pyramid is excited to announce our second pyramid-wide community meeting with all of the Lake Braddock Pyramid School Principals. This virtual meeting will be focused on building a stronger understanding of equity across the PreK – 12 learning continuum. During this conversation, you will learn more about the clearly defined and connected efforts of all eight schools within the pyramid in addressing equity-informed practices to ensure that all students feel welcome and that inclusion remains at the center of our work. 

We plan to share our common approaches to achieve our goal and share specific strategies that each school has implemented to address the individual needs of our connected communities.  Please join us on March 23rd, at 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. to participate in the community discussion. 

Please use the following link  to access the meeting:

 

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e94dbfd2261f4024afae685772972abc

We are looking forward to our continued partnership to keep equity at the center of our work, helping to lead each of our students to success.

 

Thank you,

Allison Jankovich,

Acting Principal

Now Accepting Kindergarten & New Student Enrollments for 2021-2022

Do you have a child who will be five years old by September 30, 2021?

Please fill in the New Student Registration page located on the Sangster website.  Your form will be submitted to our school Student Information Assistant, Marian Hoelscher, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

To start the registration process, please complete and submit this form online: Kindergarten and New Student Registration form

Required Forms before Students Return to In-Person Learning

Three forms must be submitted to the school before a student returns to in-person learning: (1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form, (2) Emergency Care Form, (3) Students Rights & Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement Form (see links below to all forms)

(1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form may be submitted electronically via a SIS ParentVue account. If you have not submitted this form, a page will pop up when accessing the SIS ParentVue account. It will ask you to read and agree to the terms. To check if this form has been submitted electronically, go to the SIS ParentVue, My Account tab and scroll to the Acknowledged Forms section. Without a SIS ParentVue account, a paper copy of the form must be scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.  

(2) Emergency Care Form may be submitted electronically via 24-7 Learning/ParentVue using the weCare@school link, or scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu

(3) SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form must be submitted using the unique link provided below.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not these requisite forms have been submitted, please contact Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.

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Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form

Emergency Care Form

FCPS SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form - This link is specific to Sangster ES students. Do not submit it for any student(s) who do not attend Sangster.

UPDATE -  FCPS Meal Service When Schools are in Session

Click for Food Distribution schedules

Meals distribution for Week of March 2-8

  • Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction.
  • FCPS Grab & Go locations and Meal Kit sites are permanently changing the hours of operation to 10:00AM - 12:30PM.
  • Meals for Saturdays and Sundays will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites and on bus routes every Friday.
  • Afternoon snacks and supper meals will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites, on all bus routes and with all meal kit sites.
  • All meals will be available to pick up at the same time.

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go meals, as well as other county children that are eighteen (18) years and under, and adults may purchase meals.

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask when picking up meals. 

LIBRARY UPDATES Curbside Pickup Changes

Library curbside pickup is now SELF-SERVICE. Holds for all last names will be available outside the Sangster front doors on Tuesday - Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. No staff member will be available to help you. There will be no further curbside pickups on Mondays. Books will be clearly labeled and organized alphabetically by last name on a cart in front of the Sangster main entrance. Up to two books can be placed on hold and must be placed in Destiny Discover no later than Sunday by 4:00 p.m. to be ready for pick up that week. Any holds not picked up by Friday at 4 p.m. will be reshelved. 

NOTE: For students attending in-person, holds will be delivered to classrooms every other week

Yearbook Sales Still Open

This school year has been one for the record books; one that we will never forget! We want to celebrate and capture all the amazing moments in the Sangster 2020-2021 yearbook.

Families, we need your help! We need pictures, lots of pictures, to include student photos and candid shots. Be on the lookout each week for a weekly candid theme for the Sangster Shutterfly site. This week’s theme is Home Work Stations!

Yearbooks are available for preorder only, so don’t miss out! Purchases can be made online only.  To order, click on the link: Lifetouch Yearbook order and enter the Sangster yearbook ID Code: 13246521

Deadline to Order Yearbooks is April 16, 2021  for $18.

Don’t miss out on ordering the 2020-2021 Sangster Yearbook!

  Positivity Project Week of February 28 Zest and Enthusiasm

This week’s character strength is Zest and 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).

Next Week’s Character Strength: Social Intelligence

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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02-25-20 Two Weeks At a Glance

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 Two Weeks At a Glance

March 1:

  • MAKEUP Date - Virtual School Picture Day (Sign up Details below) 
  • Bus Patrol Interest Meeting for 6th Graders, 2:00PM    

March 1- 5: Read Across America Week
March 3:  1st-2nd Grade Parent Information Night, 6:30 - 7:30PM
March 10: 3rd-6th Grades Parent Information Night,  6:30 - 7:30PM

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Dear Sangster Families –

What an amazing first week of in-person learning we have had at Sangster!  I would like to celebrate our entire Kindergarten Team – including the stars of the show – the virtual and in-person Kindergarten students. They have been patient and flexible and of course sweet as ever.  Thank you to our Kindergarten parents for all of your trust.  Also thank you to the other teachers and students in our building. Everyone has been following the safety protocols and I could not be more proud. 

Just a reminder:

Contact the following Sangster staff members if you have questions or need assistance:

1. Mary Moran, Office Assistant at mgmoran@fcps.edu:  Questions related to transportation and/or school lunch.

2. Marian Hoelscher, Student Registrar at mthoelscher@fcps.edu:   Questions related to registration, student records, and all required Return-to-Learn forms for in-person students.

3. Coretta Britt, Office Assistant at cbritt@fcps.edu:  Questions related to attendance.

4. Shawn Le, Technology Specialist at ntle2@fcps.edu:  Questions related to laptops.

5. Your child's teacher with specific questions related to Mondays and/or class schedules. 

Please contact Ms. Jankovich for all questions regarding virtual/in-person learning preferences.

 

Important Reminders

  • Sangster's new bell schedule of 9:45AM - 4:15PM will be in place for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year.
  • Students will not be permitted in the building any earlier than 9:35AM, Tuesday - Friday. For the remainder of this year there is no supervision prior to 9:35AM. Students will be going directly to their classrooms upon arrival.
  • Pick-up of students starts at 4:15PM.  If you need to pick up your child earlier than 4:15PM, you must do so before 3:45PM. 
  • A majority of our students will be arriving via Kiss-n-Ride. Please plan ahead, as the line may be long. Please adhere to all traffic laws on Reservation Drive and do not block the driveways of residents if you choose to park your car and walk your child to school.
  • No parents/visitors in the building without a prior appointment.
  • Temperature Checks have been discontinued for students, both at the bus stops and at the main doors of the school.

Thank you!

Allison Jankovich
Acting Principal

Virtual School Picture Day Monday, March 1st - MAKE-UP DAY

 

* Pre-order photos online * Sangster Picture Day ID#: EVTJ8WS7T

There are available spaces to have school pictures taken on Monday, March 1 between 9AM and 4PM.  Sign up on the March 1st Picture Day Sign Up Genius link. If you are unable to attend picture day, please upload a headshot of your student(s) to the Sangster Shutterfly site.

  6th Graders Bus Patrol Interest Meeting Monday, March 1 - 2:00 PM

Attention 6th Grade Families:
There will be a bus patrol interest meeting at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 1 for any 6th graders interested in being a patrol for the duration of the school year. The meeting will be held in Google Meet using this link.  Please note, the link will not be active until the time of the meeting. To access the meeting, your student's fcpsschools.net Google account is required.

The role of the patrols will be slightly different this year, however, the importance of modeling fabulous Falcon behavior will remain at the top of the requirements! Students will be receiving additional information about the meeting from Ms.Tuebner and Ms. Sands in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Agner at caagner@fcps.edu.

Required Forms before Students Return to In-Person Learning

Three forms must be submitted to the school before a student returns to in-person learning: (1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form, (2) Emergency Care Form, (3) Students Rights & Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement Form (see links below to all forms)

(1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form may be submitted electronically via a SIS ParentVue account. If you have not submitted this form, a page will pop up when accessing the SIS ParentVue account. It will ask you to read and agree to the terms. To check if this form has been submitted electronically, go to the SIS ParentVue, My Account tab and scroll to the Acknowledged Forms section. Without a SIS ParentVue account, a paper copy of the form must be scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.  

(2) Emergency Care Form may be submitted electronically via 24-7 Learning/ParentVue using the weCare@school link, or scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu

(3) SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form must be submitted using the unique link provided below.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not these requisite forms have been submitted, please contact Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.

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Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form

Emergency Care Form

FCPS SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form - This link is specific to Sangster ES students. Do not submit it for any student(s) who do not attend Sangster.

UPDATE -  FCPS Meal Service When Schools are in Session

Click for Food Distribution schedules

Meals distribution for Week of March 2-8

  • Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction.
  • FCPS Grab & Go locations and Meal Kit sites are permanently changing the hours of operation to 10:00AM - 12:30PM.
  • Meals for Saturdays and Sundays will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites and on bus routes every Friday.
  • Afternoon snacks and supper meals will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites, on all bus routes and with all meal kit sites.
  • All meals will be available to pick up at the same time.

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go meals, as well as other county children that are eighteen (18) years and under, and adults may purchase meals.

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask when picking up meals. 

LIBRARY UPDATES Curbside Pickup Changes

Library curbside pickup is now SELF-SERVICE. Holds for all last names will be available outside the Sangster front doors on Tuesday - Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. No staff member will be available to help you. There will be no further curbside pickups on Mondays. Books will be clearly labeled and organized alphabetically by last name on a cart in front of the Sangster main entrance. Holds must be placed in Destiny Discover no later than Sunday by 4:00 p.m. to be ready for pick up that week. Any holds not picked up by Friday at 4 p.m. will be reshelved. 

NOTE: For students attending in-person, holds will be delivered to classrooms every other week

Sangster 2020-2021 Yearbook News

This school year has been one for the record books; one that we will never forget! We want to celebrate and capture all the amazing moments in the Sangster 2020-2021 yearbook.

Families, we need your help! We need pictures, lots of pictures, to include student photos and candid shots. Be on the lookout each week for a weekly candid theme for the Sangster Shutterfly site. This week’s theme is Home Work Stations!

Yearbooks are available for preorder only, so don’t miss out! Purchases can be made online only.  To order, click on the link: Lifetouch Yearbook order and enter the Sangster yearbook ID Code: 13246521

Orders made prior to February 28, 2021 will qualify for the Early Bird Pricing of $16. Orders made March 1- April 16, 2021 will cost $18.

Don’t miss out on ordering the 2020-2021 Sangster Yearbook!

6th Grade Sangster Singers!! The FCPS All-County Chorus Festival is coming!

Attention 6th Grade Sangster Singers! Fairfax County Public Schools will be resuming the Sixth Grade All-County Chorus Festival this Spring. This once in a lifetime choral experience provides student musicians an opportunity to collaborate with peers across the county in a rehearsal process culminating with a professional recording. Sangster will select two 6th grade singers to represent the school for this event.

If your child is interested, be on the look-out for an email from your 6th grade teacher explaining the selection process and commitment dates and/or access the link below (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to view): All County Chorus information.

If you have any questions contact Ann Rollins (ajrollins@fcps.edu) or Joie Verhuel (jlverheul@fcps.edu).

  Positivity Project Week of February 21 Other People Mindset – Cheering Others’ Successes

This week’s Positivity Project focus is the Other People Mindset with an emphasis on cheering others’ successes. How can you cheer someone on this week?

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: Zest/Enthusiasm

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week February Classroom Newsletters

February Classroom Newsletters are posted on the Sangster’s website. You can view them at this link. or you can use the bit.ly link below..

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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02-18-20 Two Weeks At a Glance

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 Two Weeks At a Glance

February 22:

  • Select 6th Grade AAP students to take Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test at Sangster. All parents must submit a completed Parent/Guardian Health Questionnaire in order for students to test.  

February 23: Return to School - Kindergarteners (Tues/Wed)

February 25: Return to School - Kindergarteners (Thurs/Fri)  

February 23-24: PTA Marco's Pizza Fundraiser 

March 1:

  • MAKEUP Date - Virtual School Picture Day (Sign up Details below) 
  • Bus Patrol Interest Meeting for 6th Graders, 2:00PM    

March 1 - 5: Read Across America Week

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Dear Sangster Families –

Please take a moment to watch this Virtual Tour of Sangster with your child/children.  We hope it answers many questions that you may have.  https://youtu.be/CALRXwdBZfE

There are still two Parent Information Nights remaining:

  1. 1st/2nd Grades:  March 3rd from 6:30PM - 7:30PM at the following link:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/1913d26bfea34c6c9e4e2bc420759578 

     2. 3rd - 6th Grades:  March 10th from 6:30PM - 7:30PM at the following link:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3470c5ac67bc4b4cb44ceac079ff7da7

The information is similar at each session.  All recordings will be posted on our school website.

Contact the following Sangster staff members if you have questions or need assistance:

1. Mary Moran, Office Assistant at mgmoran@fcps.edu:  Questions related to transportation and/or school lunch.

2. Marian Hoelscher, Student Registrar at mthoelscher@fcps.edu:   Questions related to registration, student records, and all required Return-to-Learn forms for in-person students.

3. Coretta Britt, Office Assistant at cbritt@fcps.edu:  Questions related to attendance.

4. Shawn Le, Technology Specialist at ntle2@fcps.edu:  Questions related to laptops.

5. Your child's teacher with specific questions related to Mondays and/or class schedules. 

Please contact Ms. Jankovich for all questions regarding virtual/in-person learning preferences.

 

 

Important Reminders

  • Sangster's new bell schedule of 9:45AM - 4:15PM will be in place for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year.
  • Students will not be permitted in the building any earlier than 9:35AM, Tuesday - Friday. For the remainder of this year there is no supervision prior to 9:35AM. Students will be going directly to their classrooms upon arrival.
  • Pick-up of students starts at 4:15PM.  If you need to pick up your child earlier than 4:15PM, you must do so before 3:45PM. 
  • A majority of our students will be arriving via Kiss-n-Ride. Please plan ahead, as the line may be long. Please adhere to all traffic laws on Reservation Drive and do not block the driveways of residents if you choose to park your car and walk your child to school.
  • No parents/visitors in the building without a prior appointment.
  • Temperature Checks have been discontinued for students, both at the bus stops and at the main doors of the school.

It's essential for me to communicate the new procedures and policies we will have in place for the safety of our students, staff, and entire school community. We are committed to working with each of you, understanding that situations come up that we must be sensitive to.  With open communication and flexibility, as you all have been doing over the last year, we can work through any situation together.

Thank you!

Allison Jankovich
Acting Principal

Required Forms before Students Return to In-Person Learning

Three forms must be submitted to the school before a student returns to in-person learning: (1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form, (2) Emergency Care Form, (3) Students Rights & Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement Form (see links below to all forms)

(1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form may be submitted electronically via a SIS ParentVue account. If you have not submitted this form, a page will pop up when accessing the SIS ParentVue account. It will ask you to read and agree to the terms. To check if this form has been submitted electronically, go to the SIS ParentVue, My Account tab and scroll to the Acknowledged Forms section. Without a SIS ParentVue account, a paper copy of the form must be scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.  

(2) Emergency Care Form may be submitted electronically via 24-7 Learning/ParentVue using the weCare@school link, or scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu

(3) SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form must be submitted using the unique link provided below.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not these requisite forms have been submitted, please contact Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.

===================================================

Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form

Emergency Care Form

FCPS SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form - This link is specific to Sangster ES students. Do not submit it for any student(s) who do not attend Sangster.

UPDATE -  FCPS Meal Service When Schools are in Session
  • Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction.
  • FCPS Grab & Go with Curbside Service sites and bus routes are available Monday-Friday only. Link to Food Distribution Schedules
  • Meals for Saturdays and Sundays will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites and on bus routes every Friday.
  • Afternoon snacks and supper meals will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites, on all bus routes and with all meal kit sites.
  • All meals will be available to pick up at the same time.

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go meals, as well as other county children that are eighteen (18) years and under, and adults may purchase meals.

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask when picking up meals. 

LIBRARY UPDATES Curbside Pickup Changes Starting February 22

Beginning Monday, February 22, all library curbside pickup will be SELF-SERVICE. Holds for all last names will be pulled and checked out on Mondays and available outside the Sangster front doors for self-pickup on Tuesday - Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.mNo staff member will be available to help you. All books will be clearly labeled and placed on a cart organized alphabetically by last name. All holds must be placed in Destiny no later than Friday by 4:00 p.m. to be ready for pick up the following week. 

NOTE: For students attending in-person, holds will be delivered to classrooms every other week. 

  6th Graders Bus Patrol Interest Meeting Monday, March 1 - 2:00 PM

Attention 6th Grade Families:
There will be a bus patrol interest meeting at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 1 for any 6th graders interested in being a patrol for the duration of the school year. The meeting will be held in Google Meet using this link.  Please note, the link will not be active until the time of the meeting. To access the meeting, your student's fcpsschools.net Google account is required.

The role of the patrols will be slightly different this year, however, the importance of modeling fabulous Falcon behavior will remain at the top of the requirements! Students will be receiving additional information about the meeting from Ms.Tuebner and Ms. Sands in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Agner at caagner@fcps.edu.

Virtual School Picture Day Monday, March 1st - MAKE-UP DAY

 

* Pre-order photos online * Sangster Picture Day ID#: EVTFG44N3

There are available spaces to have school pictures taken on Monday, March 1 between 9AM and 4PM.  Sign up on the March 1st Picture Day Sign Up Genius link. If you are unable to attend picture day, please upload a headshot of your student(s) to the Sangster Shutterfly site.

Sangster 2020-2021 Yearbook News

This school year has been one for the record books; one that we will never forget! We want to celebrate and capture all the amazing moments in the Sangster 2020-2021 yearbook.

Families, we need your help! We need pictures, lots of pictures, to include student photos and candid shots. Be on the lookout each week for a weekly candid theme for the Sangster Shutterfly site. This week’s theme is SNOW!

Yearbooks are available for preorder only, so don’t miss out! Purchases can be made online only.  To order, click on the link: Lifetouch Yearbook order and enter the Sangster yearbook ID Code: 13246521

Orders made prior to February 28, 2021 will qualify for the Early Bird Pricing of $16. Orders made March 1- April 16, 2021 will cost $18.

Don’t miss out on ordering the 2020-2021 Sangster Yearbook!

6th Grade Sangster Singers!! The FCPS All-County Chorus Festival is coming!

Attention 6th Grade Sangster Singers! Fairfax County Public Schools will be resuming the Sixth Grade All-County Chorus Festival this Spring. This once in a lifetime choral experience provides student musicians an opportunity to collaborate with peers across the county in a rehearsal process culminating with a professional recording. Sangster will select two 6th grade singers to represent the school for this event.

If your child is interested, be on the look-out for an email from your 6th grade teacher explaining the selection process and commitment dates and/or access the link below (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to view): All County Chorus information.

If you have any questions contact Ann Rollins (ajrollins@fcps.edu) or Joie Verhuel (jlverheul@fcps.edu).

  Positivity Project Week of February 14 Humility

This week’s character strength is Humility. You show this strength when you do not seek the spotlight and let your actions speak for themselves. Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated) sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations, and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments. Developing humility is associated with positive developmental outcomes in individuals. It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve. Humility opens them up to new ideas, advice, and (consequently) abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team.

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 P2 Focus: Other People Mindset – Cheering Others’ Successes

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week February Classroom Newsletters

February Classroom Newsletters are posted on the Sangster’s website. You can view them at this link. or you can use the bit.ly link below..

2021 CTE Summer Enrichment Camps for FCPS

We are excited to announce the dates of the 2021 CTE Summer Enrichment Camps for FCPS! The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is offering two enrichment programs this year - Tech Adventure Camp and CTE Summer Academy. Registration for both camps will begin in February. For more information, please visit: 

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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02-11-20 Two Weeks At a Glance

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February 11: PTA Virtual Valentine Bingo, 7:00 PM

February 15: Presidents' Day - School Holiday

                       No library curbside pickup

February 17: Kindergarten In-Person Learning Parent Information Night

                       6:30PM – 7:00PM (BBCU link below)

February 18: Virtual PTA meeting, 7:00 PM

February 23: Return to School - Kindergarteners     

March 1:

  • MAKEUP Date - Virtual School Picture Day (Sign up Details below) 
  • Bus Patrol Interest Meeting for 6th Graders         
A Message from Ms. Jankovich  

Dear Sangster Families –

Due to the many changes we have had regarding return-to-learn plans, Mondays have become a source of great confusion. We have spent time this week revisiting teacher planning dates and factoring in time lost with students due to the variety of things happening on Mondays, including holidays. Please remember our new bell schedule, 9:45AM – 4:15PM, begins Tuesday, February 16th.  Next week you will receive notification as to what preference you have selected for your child/children (in-person or virtual), if in-person, what days of the week they will be returning, and what their transportation will be.  Please remember, in order for a student to return to the building, you MUST complete the Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form. Please contact Mrs. Hoelscher in the front office with questions.

 

 

Here are just a few reminders/updates for students returning to the building. More will be covered during the Parent Information Nights, which will also be recorded and shared:

  • Lunch:  All students will be eating lunch in the classroom. Students can bring their lunch from home OR get a free bagged lunch from the cafeteria. Teachers will take a count each morning of who needs a bagged lunch. Students will be able to take their masks off during lunch but will need to remain in their seats.
  • Recess:  Large, structural playground equipment is currently off-limits at recess.  Staff will encourage students to play games or activities that minimize close physical contact and allow for social distancing.   Everyone will wear masks at all times because occasional close contact is expected during play.  10 ft. distance is to be maintained during physical activity.
  • Materials: Students should plan to bring whatever they need in their backpacks each day. This includes their fully charged laptops and lunches (if they are bringing from home). Your child’s teacher will be reaching out if there are any specific supplies they want students to bring on the days they are in-person.
  • Parents/Visitors in the Building: Parents/Visitors will not be permitted in the school building without a prior appointment.  There will be a designated space outside of the Main Doors where parents can wait for/with their child before and after school. We know this will be an adjustment, but it’s for the safety of all.  When dropping-off or picking-up students during school hours, parents will wait for their child in the foyer area (directions of what to do will be posted).
  • Temperature Checks have been discontinued:  Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will no longer conduct daily temperature checks for students, staff and visitors, both at the main doors or on the buses.

While all of this information is essential to know, it goes without saying that the emotional well-being of our students is top priority.  Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher or any member of our amazing clinical staff if you have questions or concerns about the return to learn.  We are committed welcoming our students back into our schools in a safe and calm manner.  Thank you for all you do!

 

See you at Valentine Bingo! 

 

Allison Jankovich

Acting Principal

Virtual School Picture Day Monday, March 1st - MAKE-UP DAY

 

* Pre-order photos online * Sangster Picture Day ID#: EVTFG44N3

Please use the Sign-up Genius appointment link below to choose a 2-minute appointment time for your student(s) to have their school picture taken in the school gym on Monday, March 1st between 9AM and 4PM.

March 1st Picture Day Sign-Up Genius link

Pre-order photos online before Picture Day 

To ensure an efficient and contactless check-in on Picture Day, please order your photos online prior to Picture Day. 

Use Sangster Picture Day ID#: EVTFG44N3

Alternative to Picture Day -  Submit photo of your student

If you DO NOT plan to send your child to Sangster ES to have their picture taken but want their photo in the Yearbook as part of their class picture, first create a Shutterfly account (if you haven’t already). Then access this link where you will be directed to a Google Sign Up form to share what email is associated with your Shutterfly account. From there, Ms. Mishael, our Yearbook Chair, can grant you access to share your child’s headshot (or close-up picture) on our Sangster Shutterfly Share Site. Please include your child’s first and last name, grade level, homeroom teacher, and Picture Day Portrait.

Safety Protocols on Picture Day

Lifetouch has developed COVID procedures for Picture Day: MyLifetouch.com COVID Procedures

Sangster safety protocols for Virtual School Picture Days are as follows:

  • All parents must adhere to the time they selected to have their child's picture taken.
  • Students should be dropped off in the bus loop, near the main doors of the school, 5-10 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Once dropped off, parents should then drive around to the Kiss-n-Ride lane (near the playground area) where their child will meet them.
  • All students must wear a face covering.  Masks will be removed when they have their picture taken, but social distancing will be in place.
  • Sangster staff will be present throughout the day to help students exit/enter their cars, while waiting in line to have their picture taken, and in the gym, alongside the Lifetouch staff.
  • If your child is not feeling well on Picture Day or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home. 
LIBRARY UPDATE February 15th - Holiday No Curbside Pickup  

ALL students may pick up library book holds on any Monday (except holidays) from 4:00- 5:00 p.m., regardless of last name. All holds must be placed online in our library catalog (Destiny Discover) by the Friday before. Please check the library website for more details. (Students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account in Chrome to access the library link.)

Questions?  Please reach out to Ms. Oberdick, Sangster's school librarian at neoberdick@fcps.edu.

  Bus Patrol Interest Meeting for 6th Graders March 1

 

Attention 6th Grade Families:
There will be a bus patrol interest meeting in the afternoon of Monday, March 1 for any 6th graders interested in being a patrol for the duration of the school year. The meeting will be held in Google Meet using this link.  Please note, the link will not be active until the time of the meeting. To access the meeting, your student's fcpsschools.net Google account is required.

The role of the patrols will be slightly different this year, however, the importance of modeling fabulous Falcon behavior will remain at the top of the requirements! Students will be receiving additional information about the meeting from Ms. Tuebner and Ms. Sands in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Agner at caagner@fcps.edu .

Required Forms before Students Return to School Buildings

Three forms must be submitted to the school before a student may return to the building: (1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form, (2) Emergency Care Form, (3) Students Rights & Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement Form.

(1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form may be submitted electronically via a SIS ParentVue account. If you have not submitted this form, a page will pop up when accessing the SIS ParentVue account. It will ask you to read and agree to the terms. To check if this form has been submitted electronically, go to the SIS ParentVue, My Account tab and scroll to the Acknowledged Forms section. Without a SIS ParentVue account, a paper copy of the form must be scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.  

(2) Emergency Care Form may be submitted electronically via 24-7 Learning/ParentVue using the weCare@school link, or scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu

(3) SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form must be submitted using the unique link provided below.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not these requisite forms have been submitted, please contact Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.

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Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form

Emergency Care Form

FCPS SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form - This link is specific to Sangster ES students. Do not submit it for any student(s) who do not attend Sangster.

6th Grade Sangster Singers!! The FCPS All-County Chorus Festival is coming!

Attention 6th Grade Sangster Singers! Fairfax County Public Schools will be resuming the Sixth Grade All-County Chorus Festival this Spring. This once in a lifetime choral experience provides student musicians an opportunity to collaborate with peers across the county in a rehearsal process culminating with a professional recording. Sangster will select two 6th grade singers to represent the school for this event.

If your child is interested, be on the look-out for an email from your 6th grade teacher explaining the selection process and commitment dates and/or access the link below (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to view): All County Chorus information.

If you have any questions contact Ann Rollins (ajrollins@fcps.edu) or Joie Verhuel (jlverheul@fcps.edu).

UPDATE -  FCPS Meal Distribution Thursday, February 11 - Friday, February 19 No meal delivery February 15 Sangster Daily 10:56 - 11:00 AM

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during February 11-19 with the possibility of extremely cold and inclement weather plus one school holiday. The following updated plan will be in place:

Grab & Go locations (February 11 - February 19)
  • Hours of distribution will be 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • All locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 due to the school holiday.
  • If there is a chance of inclement weather, all sites will distribute extra meals as needed and when possible.
  • Location closures will be posted on the FCPS website.
Meal Kit Sites (February 11 and February 17)
  • Hours of distribution will be 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday.
  • Location closures will be posted on the FCPS website.
Bus Routes for Meals Distribution (February 11 - February 19)

There will be no meal service on Monday, February 15 due to the school holiday.

  • Bus route stops and times for meals distribution will remain the same if schools are operating on a normal schedule.
  • If there are weather related bus delays for meals distribution, an emergency message will be sent out.
  • If there is a chance of inclement weather, all bus routes will distribute extra meals as needed and when possible.
  • Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Please wear a mask when picking up meals.
  Positivity Project Week of February 11 Humility

This week’s character strength is Humility. You show this strength when you do not seek the spotlight and let your actions speak for themselves. Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated) sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations, and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments. Developing humility is associated with positive developmental outcomes in individuals. It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve. Humility opens them up to new ideas, advice, and (consequently) abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team.

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 P2 Focus: Other People Mindset – Cheering Others’ Successes

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week February Classroom Newsletters

February Classroom Newsletters are posted on the Sangster’s website. You can view them at this link. or you can use the bit.ly link below..

2021 CTE Summer Enrichment Camps for FCPS

We are excited to announce the dates of the 2021 CTE Summer Enrichment Camps for FCPS! The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is offering two enrichment programs this year - Tech Adventure Camp and CTE Summer Academy. Registration for both camps will begin in February. For more information, please visit: 

Did You Know FCPS Has a School Psychologist in Every School?

Did you know that there is a school psychologist assigned to every school in FCPS? FCPS school psychologists work hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies, and good citizenship. 

Learn how school psychologists help students and families

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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02-04-20 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose  Two Weeks At a Glance

February 8:          

  • Virtual School Picture Day, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Sign up Details below)
  • All Students - Library Book Curbside Pickup, Bus loop, 4:00-5:00 PM 

February 11: PTA Virtual Valentine Bingo, 7:00 PM

February 15: Presidents' Day - School Holiday

February 18: Virtual PTA meeting, 7:00 PM

February 23: Return to School - Kindergarteners     

March 1: MAKEUP Date - Virtual School Picture Day (Sign up Details below)            

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Dear Sangster Families,

February is Black History Month – a time to celebrate the many contributions  by Black Americans and a time to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. We celebrate Black History Month in February, as it is the birth month of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two figures instrumental in the abolition of slavery. Throughout the month your child’s teacher will be sharing lessons and information, aligned with the FCPS Social Studies Department, as a way for our students to continue to learn about our diverse history as a nation.

As you know, we are moving forward with our Return-to-Learn plans, beginning with the return of Kindergarten students on Tuesday, February 23. Please see the chart below to know when your child will be returning to the building for in-person instruction, two days a week. Our new bell schedule of 9:45AM – 4:15PM will begin February 16th for all students and will continue for both in-person and all virtual students the remainder of the school year.

In preparation of brining students back into the building, I will be hosting three, grade-level specific Parent Information Nights where I will talk about the safety measures that will be in place for in-person students, as well as arrival and dismissal, lunch and recess, and classroom procedures. While anyone can listen to these sessions, I would ask that if you are the parent of an all-virtual student, you do not attend the session itself, and wait for the recorded link to come out. Our BBCU sessions do have a limit of participants and we want to make sure the parents of in-person students are able to attend.

Again, the sessions will be recorded and posted to the Sangster website if you are not able to attend. Please open all session in Chrome

 

Return-to-Learn Dates for Sangster ES

 

Enjoy semi-snow day #2!  If you have any question, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you!

 

Allison Jankovich

Acting Principal

Virtual School Picture Days Monday, February 8th Monday, March 1st - MAKE-UP DAY

 

* Pre-order photos online * Sangster Picture Day ID#: EVTFG44N3

Please use the Sign-up Genius appointment link below to choose a 2-minute appointment time for your student(s) to have their school picture taken in the school gym on Mondays, February 8th or March 1st between 9AM and 4PM.

February 8th Picture Days Sign-Up Genius link

March 1st Picture Day Sign-Up Genius link

Pre-order photos online before Picture Day 

To ensure an efficient and contactless check-in on Picture Day, please order your photos online prior to Picture Day. 

Use Sangster Picture Day ID#: EVTFG44N3

Alternative to Picture Day -  Submit photo of your student

If you DO NOT plan to send your child to Sangster ES to have their picture taken but want their photo in the Yearbook as part of their class picture, first create a Shutterfly account (if you haven’t already). Then access this link where you will be directed to a Google Sign Up form to share what email is associated with your Shutterfly account. From there, Ms. Mishael, our Yearbook Chair, can grant you access to share your child’s headshot (or close-up picture) on our Sangster Shutterfly Share Site. Please include your child’s first and last name, grade level, homeroom teacher, and Picture Day Portrait.

Safety Protocols on Picture Day

Lifetouch has developed COVID procedures for Picture Day: MyLifetouch.com COVID Procedures

Sangster safety protocols for Virtual School Picture Days are as follows:

  • All parents must adhere to the time they selected to have their child's picture taken.
  • Students should be dropped off in the bus loop, near the main doors of the school, 5-10 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Once dropped off, parents should then drive around to the Kiss-n-Ride lane (near the playground area) where their child will meet them.
  • All students must wear a face covering.  Masks will be removed when they have their picture taken, but social distancing will be in place.
  • Sangster staff will be present throughout the day to help students exit/enter their cars, while waiting in line to have their picture taken, and in the gym, alongside the Lifetouch staff.
  • If your child is not feeling well on Picture Day or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home. 
LIBRARY UPDATE Curbside Pickup All Students Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Bus Loop

ALL students may pick up library book holds on any Monday (except holidays) from 4:00- 5:00 p.m., regardless of last name. All holds must be placed online in our library catalog (Destiny Discover) by the Friday before. Please check the library website for more details. (Students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account in Chrome to access the library link.)

Questions?  Please reach out to Ms. Oberdick, Sangster's school librarian at neoberdick@fcps.edu.

Required Forms before Students Return to School Buildings

Three forms must be submitted to the school before a student may return to the building: (1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form, (2) Emergency Care Form, (3) Students Rights & Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement Form.

(1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form and Emergency Care Form may be submitted electronically via a SIS ParentVue account. If you have not submitted this form, a page will pop up when accessing the SIS ParentVue account. It will ask you to read and agree to the terms. To check if this form has been submitted electronically, got to the My Account page and scroll to the Acknowledged Forms section. Without a SIS ParentVue account, a paper copy of the form must be scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.  

(2) Emergency Care Form may be submitted electronically via 24-7 Learning/ParentVue using the weCare@school link, or scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu

(3) SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form must be submitted using the unique link provided below.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not these requisite forms have been submitted, please contact Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.

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Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form

Emergency Care Form

FCPS SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form - This link is specific to Sangster ES students. Do not submit it for any student(s) who do not attend Sangster.

Attention all 4th- 6th Grade Sangster Singers! Join the Spring Pyramid Singers 

(Formerly known as Lake Braddock Area Chorus)

Registration is open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders for the Spring Pyramid Singers (formerly known as the Lake Braddock Area Chorus).

There will be four Monday afternoon rehearsals from 3:00-3:30 pm

March 1, 8, 15, and 22

Registration for Spring Pyramid Singers

Singers will be invited to record for two professionally mixed and edited songs.

For more information, contact Ms. Verheul (jlverheul@fcps.edu) or Ms. Rollins (ajrollins@fcps.edu).

Progress Reports - Go Paperless

The “Go Paperless” option is available to parent(s)/guardian(s) to receive electronic progress reports for their students. To go paperless, parents/guardians need to log into SIS/ParentVUE, go to “My Account”, and select "Go Paperless".  To prevent mailing of hardcopy progress reports, all parents/guardians who live with the student, and share the same address, must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the “Go Paperless” option. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.

If you do not have a ParentVue account, please contact our student registrar Marian Hoelscher at mthoelscher@fcps.edu

For more information: SIS/ParentVue

UPDATE - February FCPS Meal Distribution Sangster Daily 10:56 - 11:00 AM

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during February 8-15 when there is the potential for extremely cold weather and one planned school holiday.

The following plan will be in place, including extra meals offered this week:


Monday, February 8
• Meal service resumes at all Grab & Go locations and on all bus routes.
• Grab & Go location hours will be 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Bus route times remain the same.
Tuesday, February 9
• Grab & Go location hours will be 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Bus route times remain the same.
Wednesday, February 10
• Grab & Go location hours will be 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Meal Kit Site hours will be 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Bus route times remain the same.
Thursday, February 11
• Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper.
• Bus route times remain the same.
• Grab & Go location hours will be 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper.
Friday, February 12
• Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch and 1 day of snack and supper.
• Bus route times remain the same.
• Grab & Go meal sites hours will be 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch and 1 day of snack and supper.
Monday, February 15
• No meal service due to school holiday.
Tuesday, February 16
• Meal service resumes at all Grab & Go sites and on all bus routes.
• Grab & Go locations resume regular hours of 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Bus route times remain the same.

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Be sure to stand a minimum of 6 feet apart from others and practice regular hand washing, including prior to leaving a residence to pick-up meals, upon returning home, and before consuming food. Please wear a mask when picking up meals.

Please visit the Return to School/Food page for more information or call the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

Meal Distribution Update: Many Grab and Go Sites Have Switched to Weekly Meal Kits

Many of the FCPS Grab and Go food distribution sites have switched from daily food pickup to weekly Fairfax Meal Kit distribution. Fairfax Meal Kits contain seven days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper (at certain sites) items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted. Bus route pickups remain unchanged.

Go to the Food Distribution website to see if your meal site is changing.

During January and February, these sites will also be distributing fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Families that pick up no-cost meals will also be provided a fresh fruit or vegetable sourced from a local farm for each child, along with an activity sheet and recipe for that item. The item will vary each week, and will be available on the following dates:

  • February 10, 17

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Be sure to stand a minimum of 6 feet apart from others and practice regular hand washing, including prior to leaving a residence to pick-up meals, upon returning home, and before consuming food. Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits. 

  Positivity Project Week of January 31 Integrity

 This week’s character strength is Integrity. Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching. People with integrity practice what they preach and maintain a consistent pattern of behavior aligned with their values. They have the courage not to follow the crowd if it means going against their beliefs. Integrity is closely aligned with the terms of honesty and authenticity. People with integrity tell the truth and have alignment in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

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:  Love

 

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week Did You Know FCPS Has a School Psychologist in Every School?

Did you know that there is a school psychologist assigned to every school in FCPS? FCPS school psychologists work hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies, and good citizenship. 

Learn how school psychologists help students and families

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

01-28-20 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose  Two Weeks At a Glance

February 1: 

  • Virtual School Picture Days (Sign up Details below)
  • Last names L-Z Library Book Curbside Pickup, Bus loop, 4:00-5:00 PM

February 8:          

  • Virtual School Picture Days (Sign up Details below)
  • Last names A-K Library Book Curbside Pickup, Bus loop, 4:00-5:00 PM                      
A Message from Ms. Jankovich

 

Dear Sangster Families –

Hopefully you are all staying warm, as our weather is turning colder. Snow is in the forecast for Sunday into Monday, so be sure and stay tuned for any updates/changes to our Monday virtual schedule.  As of now we are moving forward with Picture Day on Monday, February 1st. Should anything change, we will post that change on our website and I will send out a message to the community as well.  I, for one, certainly hope our students (and staff) get to experience at least one big snow accumulation at some point this year.

In the middle of a potential snow storm and staff members getting vaccinated (which we are so excited about), we are continuing to prepare the building and plan for the return of our in-person students.  I will be hosting grade-level specific Parent Information Nights, starting with K-2, to go over updated safety protocols, arrival/dismissal procedures, and to answer any questions you may have. Dates and links will be coming out next week in News You Choose.  Also, within the next few weeks, a Sangster staff member will be reaching out to all parents of in-person students to review lunch (packing or cafeteria pick-up) and transportation plans.

Dr. Brabrand will be sharing FCPS’ plan for the Return-to-Learn at the School Board Work Session on February 2nd.  It will be during this meeting that Dr. Brabrand, and other members of the Leadership Team, will propose the following dates for bringing our students back into the building. Sangster’s new bell schedule of 9:45AM – 4:15PM will begin for all students, both virtual and in-person, on Tuesday, February 16th.  Individual teacher/class schedules will be communicated soon.

  Tentative Return-to-Learn Dates for Sangster ES

 

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you!

 

Allison Jankovich

Acting Principal

Virtual School Picture Days Mondays, February 1st and 8th

 

* Pre-order photos online * Sangster Picture Day ID#: EVTFG44N3

Please use the Sign-up Genius appointment link below to choose a 2-minute appointment time for your student(s) to have their school picture taken in the school gym on Monday, February 1st or February 8th between 9AM and 4PM.

School Picture Days Sign-up Genius link

  Pre-order photos online before Picture Day 

To ensure an efficient and contactless check-in on Picture Day, please order your photos online prior to Picture Day. 

Use Sangster Picture Day ID#: EVTFG44N3

  Alternative to Picture Day -  Submit photo of your student

If you DO NOT plan to send your child to Sangster ES to have their picture taken but want their photo in the Yearbook as part of their class picture, first create a Shutterfly account (if you haven’t already). Then access this link where you will be directed to a Google Sign Up form to share what email is associated with your Shutterfly account. From there, Ms. Mishael, our Yearbook Chair, can grant you access to share your child’s headshot (or close-up picture) on our Sangster Shutterfly Share Site. Please include your child’s first and last name, grade level, homeroom teacher, and Picture Day Portrait.

  Safety Protocols on Picture Day

Lifetouch has developed COVID procedures for Picture Day: MyLifetouch.com COVID Procedures

Sangster safety protocols for Virtual School Picture Days are as follows:

  • All parents must adhere to the time they selected to have their child's picture taken.
  • Students should be dropped off in the bus loop, near the main doors of the school, 5-10 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Once dropped off, parents should then drive around to the Kiss-n-Ride lane (near the playground area) where their child will meet them.
  • All students must wear a face covering.  Masks will be removed when they have their picture taken, but social distancing will be in place.
  • Sangster staff will be present throughout the day to help students exit/enter their cars, while waiting in line to have their picture taken, and in the gym, alongside the Lifetouch staff.
  • If your child is not feeling well on Picture Day or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home. 
LIBRARY BOOK Curbside Pickup Last Names L - Z Monday, February 1 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Bus Loop

Sangster library continues regular curbside pickup every other Monday, by student last name. 

Place library holds in the Destiny Discover online catalog in advance. Complete details and schedules can be found HERE on our library website (login with your student's fcpsschools.net account).

Questions?  Please reach out to Ms. Oberdick, Sangster's school librarian at neoberdick@fcps.edu.

Required Forms before Students Return to School Buildings

Three forms must be submitted to the school registrar, Marian Hoelscher, before a student may return to the building: (1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form, (2) Emergency Care Form, (3) Students Rights & Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement Form.

  • The Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form and Emergency Care Form  may be submitted electronically via 24-7 Learning/ParentVue using the weCare@school link, or scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher at MTHoelscher@fcps.edu.  
  • The SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form must be submitted using the link provided below.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not these requisite forms have been submitted, please contact Marian Hoelscher.

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Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form

Emergency Care Form

FCPS SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form - This link is specific to Sangster ES students. Do not submit it for any student(s) who do not attend Sangster.

Progress Reports - Go Paperless

The “Go Paperless” option is available to parent(s)/guardian(s) to receive electronic progress reports for their students. To go paperless, parents/guardians need to log into SIS/ParentVUE, go to “My Account”, and select "Go Paperless".  To prevent mailing of hardcopy progress reports, all parents/guardians who live with the student, and share the same address, must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the “Go Paperless” option. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.

If you do not have a ParentVue account, please contact our student registrar Marian Hoelscher at mthoelscher@fcps.edu

For more information: SIS/ParentVue

Attendance Update - Unexcused Absences

When parents report that their student(s) will be absent due to a family trip or vacation, the absence is considered "unexcused locally".  The attendance code UNL will appear in your student's attendance record.  

UPDATE FCPS Meal Distribution Sangster Daily 10:56 - 11:00 AM

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Due to Possible Inclement Weather on Monday, February 1st, meals meant for distribution on Monday. February 1st will be distributed as follows on Friday, January 29:
  • All Grab & Go sites and all bus routes will offer three days of meals to cover Saturday, January 30, Sunday, January 31, and Monday, February 1.
  • Please note that Bren Mar Park ES, Dogwood ES, Hutchison ES, Irving MS, Mosby Woods ES, and Providence ES will 4 days of meals to cover January 29 – February 1 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday).
Meal Distribution Update: Many Grab and Go Sites Switching to Weekly Meal Kits

Starting this week, many of the FCPS Grab and Go food distribution sites are switching from daily food pickup to weekly Fairfax Meal Kit distribution. Fairfax Meal Kits contain seven days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper (at certain sites) items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted. Bus route pickups remain unchanged.

Go to the Food Distribution website to see if your meal site is changing.

During January and February, these sites will also be distributing fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Families that pick up no-cost meals will also be provided a fresh fruit or vegetable sourced from a local farm for each child, along with an activity sheet and recipe for that item. The item will vary each week, and will be available on the following dates:

  • February 3, 10, 17

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Be sure to stand a minimum of 6 feet apart from others and practice regular hand washing, including prior to leaving a residence to pick-up meals, upon returning home, and before consuming food. Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits. 

  Positivity Project Week of January 24 Other People Mindset with an emphasis on supporting others

This week’s Positivity Project focus is the Other People Mindset with an emphasis on supporting others when they struggle. Ask your student to share their own experiences with helping others when they struggle.

 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: Integrity

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week Did You Know FCPS Has a School Psychologist in Every School?

Did you know that there is a school psychologist assigned to every school in FCPS? FCPS school psychologists work hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies, and good citizenship. 

Learn how school psychologists help students and families

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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01-21-20 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose  Two Weeks At a Glance

January 22:  End of 2nd Quarter - 2-Hour Early Release 1:55PM

January 25:  Teacher Workday - No School

                       Library Curbside Pickup - Last Names A-K

February 1 & 8:  Virtual School Picture Days (Details below)

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Dear Sangster Families,

I hope this email finds you well.

Dr. Brabrand and the FCPS Leadership Team are continuing to draft an updated Return-to-School plan.  On February 2, 2021, Dr. Brabrand and the team will share this plan during a School Board Work Session. Rest assured, as dates are communicated and plans are finalized, I will be hosting various grade-level Parent Information Nights to share specific information related to Sangster. As always, reach out if you have any questions.

This week I have been reflecting more and more on the year 2020. All of the highs and lows, heartaches and celebrations, wins and losses.  I know I experienced both extremes this past year, as many of you did as well.  Monday's messages of hope and unity in honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and yesterday's messages of patriotism during the Inauguration of President Biden were both important reminders that they work we do as educators must continue, no matter what. We may be tired and not able to see the road ahead, but our students depend on us, and that is all the motivation we need.

As we continue to forge ahead, keeping equity at the heart of what we do, I wanted to share two resources: a podcast and a You Tube video. The podcast is for all K- 6 parents and is sponsored by National PTA. The podcast topic is Raising Kids Who Embrace Race. The You Tube video is from Bookmarks:  Netflix Jr., and is a read aloud of a story filled with diverse characters and experiences. This particular story may be more suited for younger students to enjoy with their parents but there are several great stories to choose from. One of my favorite singers, Jill Scott, shares a really great book entitled "Pretty Brown Face."  Check it out if you can. 

 

pta.org/center-for-family-engagement/notes-from-the-backpack/raising-kids-who-embrace-race

Jacqueline Woodson Reads "The Day You Begin" | Bookmarks | Netflix Jr

 

As always, I welcome your questions and thank you for your support.

 

Ms. Jankovich

Acting Principal

Virtual School Picture Days Mondays, February 1st and 8th * Pre-order photos online *

Sangster ES Virtual School Picture Days are here! Please use the Sign-up Genius appointment link below to choose an appointment time for your student(s) to have a Lifetouch portrait taken in the school gym. Portrait appointments are available in 2-minute intervals on two Mondays, February 1st and February 8th from 9AM to 4PM.

If you DO NOT plan to send your child to Sangster ES to have their picture taken but want their photo in the Yearbook as part of their class picture, first create a Shutterfly account (if you haven’t already). Then access this link where you will be directed to a Google Sign Up form to share what email is associated with your Shutterfly account. From there, Ms. Mishael, our Yearbook Chair, can grant you access to share your child’s headshot (or close-up picture) on our Sangster Shutterfly Share Site. Please include your child’s first and last name, grade level, homeroom teacher, and Picture Day Portrait.

 

School Picture Days Sign-up Genius link

Lifetouch has developed COVID procedures for Picture Day: MyLifetouch.com COVID Procedures

Sangster safety protocols for Virtual School Picture Days are as follows:

  • All parents must adhere to the time they selected to have their child's picture taken.
  • Students should be dropped off in the bus loop, near the main doors of the school, 5-10 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Once dropped off, parents should then drive around to the Kiss-n-Ride lane (near the playground area) where their child will meet them.
  • All students must wear a face covering.  Masks will be removed when they have their picture taken, but social distancing will be in place.
  • Sangster staff will be present throughout the day to help students exit/enter their cars, while waiting in line to have their picture taken, and in the gym, alongside the Lifetouch staff.

If your child is not feeling well on Picture Day or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home. 

Pre-order photos online before Picture Day

To ensure an efficient and contactless check-in on Picture Day, please order your photos online prior to Picture Day.  

When ordering photos, use Sangster Picture Day ID number: EVTFG44N3

See below how to complete the Lifetouch Picture Day order form:

  LIBRARY BOOK Curbside Pickup Monday, January 25 Last Names A-K 4:00PM - 5:00PM, Bus Loop (in front of cafeteria windows)

Attention readers!! Sangster library continues regular curbside pickup every other Monday, by student last name. 

Place library holds in the Destiny Discover online catalog in advance. Complete details and schedules can be found HERE on our library website (login with your student's fcpsschools.net account).

ALL library holds placed before Jan. 4th have expired or will expire before Jan. 25th. If you wish to come pick up any books on Monday, Jan. 25th (for last names A-K), students must resubmit their hold(s) in Destiny by Friday, January 22. 

Questions?  Please reach out to Ms. Oberdick, Sangster's school librarian at neoberdick@fcps.edu.

Required Forms before Students Return to School Buildings

Three forms must be submitted to the school before a student can return to the building: (1) Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form, (2) Emergency Care Form, (3) Students Rights & Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement Form.

These forms can be submitted electronically via 24-7 Learning/ParentVue, using the weCare@school link.  Alternatively, they can be completed, scanned and emailed to Marian Hoelscher, Registrar at mthoelscher@fcps.edu

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Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form

Emergency Care Form

FCPS SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form - This link is specific to Sangster ES students. Do not submit it for any student(s) who do not attend Sangster.

Progress Reports - Go Paperless

The “Go Paperless” option is now available to parent(s)/guardian(s) to receive electronic progress reports for their students. To go paperless, parents/guardians need to log into SIS/ParentVUE, go to “My Account”, and select "Go Paperless".  To prevent mailing of hardcopy progress reports, all parents/guardians who live with the student, and share the same address, must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the “Go Paperless” option . The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.

If you do not have a ParentVue account, please contact our student registrar Marian Hoelscher at mthoelscher@fcps.edu

For more information: SIS/ParentVue

Attendance Update - Unexcused Absences

When parents report that their student(s) will be absent due to a family trip or vacation, the absence is considered "unexcused locally".  The attendance code UNL will appear in your student's attendance record.  

FCPS Meal Distribution Plan for January 22-26

 

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during the week of January 18-26, where there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday. The following plan will be in place:

Friday, January 22
• Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch, and one day of snack and supper.
• Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch, and one day of snack and supper.

Monday, January 25
• No meal service.

Tuesday, January 26
• Resume regular meal service.

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

  Positivity Project Week of January 17 Perseverance

This week’s character strength is Perseverance. You show this strength when you complete what you start despite obstacles and never give up. For individuals, persistence can be directly connected to an individual’s ability to be successful throughout their life. Those who persevere through setbacks often reap the benefits of the success gained by refusing to give up. Sometimes, this comes with the added benefit of increased knowledge and skill as a result of the work needed to achieve. Perseverance is also connected with bravery. Persisting in a task and failing, can result in depleted self-esteem. Therefore, it takes bravery to persist in a task despite the fear of failure.

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 Positivity Project focus is the Other People Mindset with an emphasis on supporting others when they struggle.

Sangster Tech Tips of the Week January Monthly Classroom Newsletters

January Monthly Classroom Newsletters are posted on the school’s website. You can view them at this link.

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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01-14-20 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose  Two Weeks At a Glance

January 14:  PTA Zoom Meeting

                      Meeting ID: 991 7169 4355; Passcode: 7Nt1rm

January 18:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Student Holiday

January 20:  Inauguration Day - No School

January 22:  End of 2nd Quarter - 2-Hour Early Release 1:55PM

January 25:  Teacher Workday - No School

February 1 & 8:  SAVE THE DATES - Virtual School Picture Days

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Dear Sangster Families,

I want to take a moment and officially introduce our new Acting Assistant Principal, Cindy Agner. Mrs. Agner introduced herself to the students during the January 4 News Show and is excited to share a little bit about herself at the PTA meeting tonight. Mrs. Agner, a lifelong resident of Fairfax County, has been an educator in the county for 19 years. Mrs. Agner is coming to us from another Region 4 school, Kings Glen, where she has been the Advanced Academics Resource Teacher for many years. Mrs. Agner has been a classroom teacher and is known throughout the county for her work on social studies instruction and curriculum writing. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Agner to our staff!

If you are able, please join the PTA meeting this evening (link at the top of today’s News You Choose). While I don’t have many new school-updates to share tonight, I am always happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Thank you for all you do.

Ms. Jankovich

Acting Principal

FCPS Meal Distribution Plan for January 18-26

 

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during the week of January 18-26, where there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday. The following plan will be in place:

Monday, January 18 
• No meal service

Tuesday, January 19
• Meal Kit sites open
• Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
• Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack

Wednesday, January 20
• No meal service

Thursday, January 21
• Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
• Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack

Friday, January 22
• Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch, and one day of snack and supper.
• Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch, and one day of snack and supper.

Monday, January 25
• No meal service.

Tuesday, January 26
• Resume regular meal service.

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

  Positivity Project Week of January 10 Prudence

This week’s character strength is Prudence. This means that you plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices. Prudence is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. It's a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and have the discipline to accomplish them. It is cognitive – more a strength of the head than of the heart.

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: Perseverance

School Picture Days Mondays, February 1st and 8th

Sangster ES School Picture Days are here! Please use the link below to choose an appointment time for your student(s) to have a Lifetouch portrait taken in the school gym. Portrait appointments are available on February 1st and February 8th from 9AM to 4PM. More information on procedures and safety protocols will be coming next week!

School Picture Days Sign-up Genius link

January Monthly Classroom Newsletters

January Monthly Classroom Newsletters are posted on the school’s website. You can view them at this link.

Sangster Events Calendar

Subscribe to Sangster’s Events calendar to learn about all the great things happening at Sangster.  Sangster Events Calendar.

 

News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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01-07-20 Two Weeks At a Glance

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Sangster News You Choose  Two Weeks At a Glance

January 18:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Student Holiday

January 20:  Inauguration Day - No School

January 22:  End of 2nd Quarter - 2-Hour Early Release 1:55PM

January 25:  Teacher Workday - No School

February 1 & 8:  SAVE THE DATES - Virtual School Picture Days

A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Dear Sangster Families,

Hopefully you received my communication this morning that due to the high rates of community spread of COVID-19, our most recent Return-to-Learn plan (Group 5 – January 12, Group 6 – January 19, Group 7a – January 26, and Group 7b – February 2) has been placed on pause.  Dr. Brabrand will be providing the School Board an update on a new Return to Learn plan on February 2, 2021.  All students and staff will remain in the virtual setting and follow the current instructional schedule and bell schedule of 9:10AM – 3:55PM.  Monday, January 11, 2021 will remain a teacher planning day. Students will log on to their class at 9:00AM for attendance only.  The remainder of the day will be asynchronous (no small groups).  The newly proposed bell schedule change (9:45AM – 4:15PM) is on pause and will not be happening on January 12  as previously communicated.  I will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

As promised, we are moving forward with creating a 2020 – 2021 Sangster Yearbook.  Please remember – parents and staff can add photos which may be selected to be a part of the Sangster Yearbook by first creating a Shutterfly account and then by uploading the photos to the 2020-2021 Sangster Shutterfly Share Site. Then you need to access this link to the Google sign up form to share what email is associated with your Shutterfly account so Ms. Mishael, our Yearbook Chair, can grant you access to share your photos on our Sangster Shutterfly Share Site.  Additionally, at this time we are moving forward with individual school pictures.  If interested in having your child’s picture taken at school, please Save the Dates of Monday, February 1 and Monday, February 8.  A Sign-Up Genius Link and all of the safety guidelines will be coming out in next week’s News You Choose.  School Pictures are optional.

Finally, to all Orthodox Christians celebrating Christmas Day today, January 7th, may you find comfort and joy in celebrating this day with family and friends.

Warmest Thoughts,

Ms. Jankovich

Acting Principal

Sangster’s 2020-2021 Outstanding Employee Award Recipients

Thank you to all the community members who submitted nominations for the Sangster Outstanding Employee Awards. It was a challenge to select only one recipient from each group to move forward to the Lake Braddock Pyramid Level.  Join us in congratulating Sangster’s 2020-2021 Outstanding Employee Award recipients.

FCPS Meal Delivery  Sangster Daily 10:56-11:06 AM

More information is available online or by calling the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.

Grab & Go Meals Available at 52 sites - 8:00AM - 12:30PM

Grab and Go Meal Curbside Pick Up Sites

Fairfax Meal Kits sites - 8:00AM - 12:30PM

Tuesday 12/22: will offer 14-day meal kits
Wednesday 1/6/2021: will resume 7-day meal kit distribution.

These sites will also be distributing fresh, local fruits and vegetables throughout January and February. Families that pick up no-cost meals from these sites will also be provided a whole, fresh fruit or vegetable sourced from a local farm for each child, along with an activity sheet and recipe for that item. This item will vary each week, and will be available on the following dates:

January 13, 19 (Tues), 27
February 3, 10, 17

Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.

The closest pickup locations to Sangster ES are: 

Keene Mill ES: 6310 Bardu Ave, West Springfield

Newington Forest ES: 8001 Newington Forest Ave, Springfield

  Positivity Project Week of January 3 Hope & Optimism

Happy New Year! This week’s character strength is Hope/Optimism. You show this strength when you expect the best from the future and work to achieve it. Hope and optimism represent a state of hopefulness and confidence about the future (both short and long term). People with this strength are future oriented. They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. They keep a positive attitude despite setbacks – and often find ways to convert what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieve their goals.

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: Prudence

"Zoomed Out?" Webinar - Offered by the FCPS Parent Resource Center

“Zoomed Out? 5 Strategies to Get Even the Most Reluctant Kids Focused, Engaged, and Motivated: A Webinar for Families”

Thursday, January 8, 2021

10:00AM – 11:30AM

What’s a parent to do when kids are already unfocused and unmotivated when it comes to virtual learning? Ann Dolin will help “right the ship” so that parenting doesn’t feel like a grind. In this webinar, Ann shares practical, easy-to-implement virtual learning strategies for:

  • Tackling the daily power struggle of just getting started
  • Helping children to focus during teacher-led instruction
  • Dealing with social avoidance (not wanting to be seen and heard in front of peers
  • Keeping kids engaged by encouraging them to ask questions and advocate for themselves
  • Opening the lines of communication to improve the parent/child relationship

This webinar is presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author.  Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Register HERE for" Zoomed Out?" Webinar

Sangster Events Calendar

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News from the PTA

 

The new Sangster PTA News You Choose announcement is sent out every Tuesday with information about PTA events and programs. 

For more information on PTA activities, please see the “Weekly Email Update” heading on our PTA website:  Sangster PTA website

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/sangster_es

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