Sangster News You Choose 6-9-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose Calendar Reminder: Last Day of School Is June 10

 

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed early. Check with your child's school for its individual dismissal time. 

2022-23 School Year to Start on August 22

With the school year winding down and many families making plans for summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Sangster Summer Reading Challenge and Math Bingo!

Tomorrow, students will receive Summer Reading Challenge and Math Bingo information in their progress report folders.  We encourage all students to participate in these fun learning activities over the summer. Students who complete the challenges will have an opportunity to win prizes.  The Summer Reading Challenge and Math Bingo boards can also be found at our website at: https://sangsteres.fcps.edu/announcements/sangster-summer-math-and-reading-bingo

PTA Sponsored Cultural Arts Assembly

Mark H. Rooney - Taiko, The Art of Japanese Drumming

Virginia Book and Scavenger Hunt

Our 4th grade classes learned about the writing and publishing process from local author Tara Fisher when she shared her book, Virginia is for Adventurers, with students. The story follows a group of friends around Virginia as they compete in an outdoor scavenger hunt that is designed to complement the 4th grade social studies curriculum. This summer, small towns, state parks, and historic sites will be participating in a state-wide event inspired by the book. Each of the 15 locations participating will offer an adventure and prizes. All participants are eligible for the grand prize, which is a $2,500 donation to the winner’s elementary school and $250 cash. For more details, go to www.virginiaisforadventurers.com.

Medication Pick-Up From Sangster Health Room

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school, which is an early release. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your student has Epinephrine in the health room, consider donating it to someone in need rather than picking it up or having it discarded. If you would like to donate your student's Epinephrine, complete and sign the bottom of this DONATION FORM and return the form to Sangster office or email to [email protected]

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

A Message from the Sangster Library

Families, thank you for your help in gathering up ALL Sangster library books to be returned to the Sangster library.  If you aren’t sure what books your child(ren) has checked out, please check Destiny Discover, our library catalog.  Students log in using their FCPS login credentials. Click here for log in instructions. 

Lost and Found

At the end of each quarter items from Sangster’s Lost and Found are donated to charity. Prior to donation, parents and guardians may check Lost and Found for items belonging to their children. This quarter’s Lost and Found items will be made available for parents in front of the school during the week of June 6th from 7:30AM – 5:00PM.   Items not claimed by end of school year will be sent to donation

Student Laptop Return

All student laptops and power cords will be collected for summer maintenance and inventory.  Students who have a black laptop case/sleeve should keep that at home to use next year.  Students who are NOT attending a FCPS summer school program are expected to return their laptops during the last week of school.  Students who ARE participating in a FCPS summer school program are expected to return their laptops after the program ends.  All laptops and power cords should be in school the week of June 6th and ready for collection.   

2022-23 Back to School Supplies

 

Get your back-to-school shopping done in minutes and never leave home!  Order with Sprout to enjoy FREE school delivery and have your student's supplies waiting for you at Open House.  Click on  2022 Sprout Supplies to order the exact teacher approved supplies for your student's 2022-23 grade level.  Order deadline, July 12th.  Sprout School Supplies is sponsored by Sangster PTA.  

Back to School Immunizations & Physicals

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

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Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 6-2-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose  Upcoming Events
  • June 7   -    Band Concert at Lake Braddock 
  • June 10 -    Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release at 1:55
Calendar Reminder: Last Day of School Is June 10

 

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed early. Check with your child's school for its individual dismissal time. 

2022-23 School Year to Start on August 22

With the school year winding down and many families making plans for summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

The PTA sponsored Sangster Musical Theatre will be performing a musical revue entitled "Back to Broadway" on Thursday and Friday, June 2nd and 3rd, at 7pm in the cafeteria.  Due to the ongoing COVID resurgence, limited show tickets are only available to family members of the students in the cast and crew.  However, the performances will be live streamed via an unlisted YouTube link for the Sangster community. If you do would like to access the livestream of either performance, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/S1B26ML55yyZEPqH8. The form must be submitted prior to one hour before the livestream performance.

Medication Pick-Up From Sangster Health Room

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school, which is an early release. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

If your student has Epinephrine in the health room, consider donating it to someone in need rather than picking it up or having it discarded. If you would like to donate your student's Epinephrine, complete and sign the bottom of this DONATION FORM and return the form to Sangster office or email to [email protected]

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

A Message from the Sangster Library

Families, thank you for your help in gathering up ALL Sangster library books to be returned to the Sangster library.  If you aren’t sure what books your child(ren) has checked out, please check Destiny Discover, our library catalog.  Students log in using their FCPS login credentials. Click here for log in instructions. 

Yearbook Delivery

Yearbooks will be distributed next week. There will be a limited supply of extra yearbooks for sale and will be available on a first come first serve basis starting next Tuesday. Please make checks payable to Lifetouch in the amount of $20 and have your student bring the check to the office. 

Lost and Found

At the end of each quarter items from Sangster’s Lost and Found are donated to charity. Prior to donation, parents and guardians may check Lost and Found for items belonging to their children. This quarter’s Lost and Found items will be made available for parents in front of the school during the week of June 6th from 7:30AM – 5:00PM.   Items not claimed by end of school year will be sent to donation

Student Laptop Return

All student laptops and power cords will be collected for summer maintenance and inventory.  Students who have a black laptop case/sleeve should keep that at home to use next year.  Students who are NOT attending a FCPS summer school program are expected to return their laptops during the last week of school.  Students who ARE participating in a FCPS summer school program are expected to return their laptops after the program ends.  All laptops and power cords should be in school the week of June 6th and ready for collection.   

2022-23 Back to School Supplies

 

Get your back-to-school shopping done in minutes and never leave home!  Order with Sprout to enjoy FREE school delivery and have your student's supplies waiting for you at Open House.  Click on  2022 Sprout Supplies to order the exact teacher approved supplies for your student's 2022-23 grade level.  Order deadline, July 12th.  Sprout School Supplies is sponsored by Sangster PTA.  

Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders!

 

Click here to register!

Back to School Immunizations & Physicals

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 5-26-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose  Upcoming Events
  • May 27  -                 Field Day
  • May 30  -                 Memorial Day - No School
  • June 1   -                 Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 7   -                 Band Concert at Lake Braddock 
  • June 10 -                 Last Day of School 

 

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 31. 

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

 

The PTA sponsored musical theater club will be performing "Back to Broadway" on Thursday and Friday, June 2nd and 3rd, at 7pm in the cafeteria.  Parents of students involved in the production should have already received email information regarding tickets, volunteering and pre-performance student preparation.  Due to the ongoing COVID resurgence, limited show tickets are only available to student actors' families.  The performances will be live streamed via an unlisted YouTube link for additional family members and the Sangster community. If you do would like to access the livestream of either performance, please complete this form: "Back to Broadway" Livestream. Please remember tickets are for actors and crew families only. 

Student Laptop Return

All student laptops and power cords will be collected for summer maintenance and inventory.  Students who have a black laptop case/sleeve should keep that at home to use next year.  Students who are NOT attending a FCPS summer school program are expected to return their laptops during the last week of school.  Students who ARE participating in a FCPS summer school program are expected to return their laptops after the program ends.  All laptops and power cords should be in school the week of June 6th and ready for collection.   

2022-23 Back to School Supplies

 

Get your back-to-school shopping done in minutes and never leave home!  Order with Sprout to enjoy FREE school delivery and have your student's supplies waiting for you at Open House.  Click on  2022 Sprout Supplies to order the exact teacher approved supplies for your student's 2022-23 grade level.  Order deadline, July 12th.  Sprout School Supplies is sponsored by Sangster PTA.  

Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders!

 

Click here to register!

Back to School Immunizations & Physicals

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 5-19-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose  Upcoming Events
  • May 27  -                 Field Day
  • May 30  -                 Memorial Day - No School
  • June 1   -                 Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 7   -                 Band Concert
  • June 10 -                 Last Day of School 

 

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 31. 

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Volunteers are needed for Field Day on Friday, May 27. 

Click here to sign up.

Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders!

 

Click here to register!

2022-23 Back to School Supplies

 

Get your back-to-school shopping done in minutes and never leave home!  Order with Sprout to enjoy FREE school delivery and have your student's supplies waiting for you at Open House.  Click on  2022 Sprout Supplies to order the exact teacher approved supplies for your student's 2022-23 grade level.  Order deadline, July 12th.  Sprout School Supplies is sponsored by Sangster PTA.  

 

Back to School Immunizations

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 5-12-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose  Upcoming Events
  • April 25 - May 20   SOL Testing
  • May 24  -                 Math Night for families with last name A-L
  • May 25  -                 Math Night for families with last name M-Z
  • May 27  -                 Field Day
  • May 30  -                 Memorial Day - No School
  • June 1   -                 Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 7   -                 Band Concert
  • June 10 -                 Last Day of School 

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders!

 

Click here to register!

2022-23 Back to School Supplies

 

Get your back-to-school shopping done in minutes and never leave home!  Order with Sprout to enjoy FREE school delivery and have your student's supplies waiting for you at Open House.  Click on  2022 Sprout Supplies to order the exact teacher approved supplies for your student's 2022-23 grade level.  Order deadline, July 12th.  Sprout School Supplies is sponsored by Sangster PTA.  

 

Back to School Immunizations

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 5-5-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose  Upcoming Events
  • April 25 - May 20   SOL Testing
  • May 24  -                 Math Night for families with last name A-L
  • May 25  -                 Math Night for families with last name M-Z
  • May 27  -                 Field Day
  • May 30  -                 Memorial Day - No School
  • June 1   -                 Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 7   -                 Band Concert
  • June 10 -                 Last Day of School 

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders! Attention Families Not Returning in the Fall

For families NOT returning to Sangster Elementary in the fall of 2022-2023 please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by May 13, 2022. 

You may access the form on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf  

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email with the subject line: INTENTIONS FOR 2022-2023 and send it to:  [email protected]

If you have any questions, please contact Sangster’s registrar Jackie Balough [email protected]

2022-23 Back to School Supplies

 

Get your back-to-school shopping done in minutes and never leave home!  Order with Sprout to enjoy FREE school delivery and have your student's supplies waiting for you at Open House.  Click on  2022 Sprout Supplies to order the exact teacher approved supplies for your student's 2022-23 grade level.  Order deadline, July 12th.  Sprout School Supplies is sponsored by Sangster PTA.  

 

Back to School Immunizations Bruins Summer Sports Camp

The Bruins welcome athletes of all ability levels in our camps. Athletes will be grouped by age and skill in their respective sports. We offer a balanced program of instruction in fundamentals and game competition. Our camp staff is comprised of Lake Braddock Secondary staff, alumni, and current players.

LBSS Summer Sports Camp

Positivity Project

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.

 

Positivity Project - May 1, 2022

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

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

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

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 4-28-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose  Upcoming Events
  • April 25 - May 20   SOL Testing
  • April 29 -                 PTA Spring Carnival
  • May 27  -                 Field Day
  • May 30  -                 Memorial Day - No School
  • June 10 -                 Last Day of School 

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Spring Testing Information

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides a view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. This spring, students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady reading and mathematics assessments. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Attention Families Not Returning in the Fall

For families NOT returning to Sangster Elementary in the fall of 2022-2023 please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by May 13, 2022. 

You may access the form on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf  

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email with the subject line: INTENTIONS FOR 2022-2023 and send it to:  [email protected]

If you have any questions, please contact Sangster’s registrar Jackie Balough [email protected]

Important Immunization Requirement: Do You Have a Student Entering Seventh Grade or Twelfth Grade This Fall?

 

While the COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required by schools for the 2022-23 school year, many other vaccinations are.

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.

Twelfth-grade students need:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 16 or older.

More information on immunization requirements is available online

Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders! Lady Spartan Summer Basketball  Camp

WEST SPRINGFIELD SUMMER CAMPS FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Coach Gibson at:  [email protected] or use the link below.

2022 Lady Spartan Summer Basketball Camp

Positivity Project

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.

 

Positivity Project - Apr 24, 2022

This week’s character strength is Connection/Purpose. You demonstrate this strength when you have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself. Having a clear sense of purpose in life, and a belief that you’re connected to a larger meaning, gives individuals strength. It allows them to persevere and find courage in trying circumstances, or lead with kindness and love even when it’s not reciprocated. Those with a sense of purpose have more meaning in their life – and are more fulfilled.

.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: Leadership

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 4-21-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose  Upcoming Events
  • April 25 - May 20   SOL Testing
  • April 27 -                Strings Spring Concert at Sangster
  • April 29 -                 PTA Spring Carnival
  • May 27  -                 Field Day
  • May 30  -                 Memorial Day - No School
  • June 10 -                 Last Day of School 

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Autism Acceptance Month

 

April is Autism Acceptance Month. One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

This past week at Sangster...

 

See more photos from the past week on Sangster's Twitter page

Attention Families Not Returning in the Fall

For families NOT returning to Sangster Elementary in the fall of 2022-2023 please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by May 13, 2022. 

You may access the form on the FCPS website:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdf  

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email with the subject line: INTENTIONS FOR 2022-2023 and send it to:  [email protected]

If you have any questions, please contact Sangster’s registrar Jackie Balough [email protected]

Lost & Found 

At the end of each quarter items from Sangster’s Lost and Found are donated to charity. Prior to donation, parents and guardians may check Lost and Found for items belonging to their children. This quarter’s Lost and Found items will be made available for parents in front of the school during the week of April 18th from 7:30AM – 5:00PM.   Items not claimed by April 22nd will be sent to donation.  

Volunteer for Sangster's Spring Carnival

 

Click link below to volunteer:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ba9ac2caafa7-spring2

 

Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders! Positivity Project

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.

 

Positivity Project - April 17, 2022

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

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

Next Week’s Character Strength: Purpose

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 4-14-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose  Upcoming Events
  • April 18 - 22           Military Child Spirit Week
  • April 19 -                Field for Grades 1-6
  • April 25 - May 20   SOL Testing
  • April 27 -                Strings Spring Concert at Sangster
  • April 29 -                 PTA Spring Carnival

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Sangster PTA Zoom Meeting

Sangster PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sangster PTA's Zoom Meeting

Time: Apr 14, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 895 8914 0922

Passcode: vVMGK4

April is Month of the Military Child

 

April is around the corner and Sangster is busy planning to Purple Up during the Month of the Military Child.  The official day FCPS will be celebrating is Wednesday, April 20.  Sangster will also recognize the month with the activities below following Spring Break:

  • Service stars display throughout the school honoring our military connections
  • Displays and decorations honoring the Month of the Military Child 
  • Sprit Week 18-20 (more information to come)
  • April 20th – Purple UP Day - wear purple to show your support for military kids
  • Student Ambassadors present “Facts about Milkids” segment on WHSE weekly news
  • Library Book Display    

If you are interested in helping with MOMC celebrations, contact Stacy Huisman, Family Liaison at [email protected]

Screening for Levels II-III Advanced Academics Program Services

Students can be screened for school-based (level II-III) AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, local schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.

Lost & Found 

At the end of each quarter items from Sangster’s Lost and Found are donated to charity. Prior to donation, parents and guardians may check Lost and Found for items belonging to their children. This quarter’s Lost and Found items will be made available for parents in front of the school during the week of April 18th from 7:30AM – 5:00PM.   Items not claimed by April 22nd will be sent to donation.  

Reminder!

Field Day 2022 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 (rain date Friday, May 27).  Students in 1- 6 grades will participate in an hour long, jam packed journey of fun filled games.  Please be sure to bring your student to school with plenty of water and pre-applied sunscreen.  Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.  

Sangster's Spring Carnival is back! Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders! Last chance to order your yearbook!

Yearbook sales are happening NOW! Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522  Packages start at $18. The deadline to order yearbooks is April 15, 2022. 

Positivity Project

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.

 

Positivity Project - April 10, 2022

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

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

Next Week’s Character Strength: Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 3-31-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose Upcoming Events
  • April 1     -  Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8  -  Spring Break
  • April 12   -  Spring Picture Day
  • April 19   -   Field for Grades 1-6
  • April 27   -   Strings Spring Concert at Sangster
  • April 29   -   PTA Spring Carnival

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday on April 1; Spring Break Is April 4-8

 

Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed.

April is Month of the Military Child

 

April is around the corner and Sangster is busy planning to Purple Up during the Month of the Military Child.  The official day FCPS will be celebrating is Wednesday, April 20.  Sangster will also recognize the month with the activities below following Spring Break:

  • Service stars display throughout the school honoring our military connections
  • Displays and decorations honoring the Month of the Military Child 
  • Sprit Week 18-20 (more information to come)
  • April 20th – Purple UP Day - wear purple to show your support for military kids
  • Student Ambassadors present “Facts about Milkids” segment on WHSE weekly news
  • Library Book Display    

If you are interested in helping with MOMC celebrations, contact Stacy Huisman, Family Liaison at [email protected]

Screening for Levels II-III Advanced Academics Program Services

Students can be screened for school-based (level II-III) AAP services at any time in the school year. In the spring, local schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year.

Mark your calendars!

Field Day 2022 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 (rain date Friday, May 27).  Students in 1- 6 grades will participate in an hour long, jam packed journey of fun filled games.  Please be sure to bring your student to school with plenty of water and pre-applied sunscreen.  Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.  

Sangster's Spring Carnival is back! Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders! Order your yearbook today!

Yearbook sales are happening NOW! Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522  Packages start at $18. The deadline to order yearbooks is April 15, 2022. 

Positivity Project

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.

 

Positivity Project - Week of Mar 27, 2022

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

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

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Sangster ES News You Choose Upcoming Events
  • March 29 -  Rising Kindergarten Kindergarten Orientation @ 6:30 pm
  • March 31 -  End of the Third Quarter (Two Hour Early Release)
  • April 1     -  Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8  -  Spring Break
  • April 19   -   Field for Grades 1-6

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Calendar Reminder: Early Dismissal on March 31 and Student Holiday on April 1; Spring Break Is April 4-8

 

As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, March 31, the last day of the third quarter. Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All Students Coming Soon!

We are excited to share a great opportunity that is available to all FCPS students! Your child will soon have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing your student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. 

Tutoring Program Details:

  • Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is completely optional.
  • Students will use the same FCPS-sponsored platforms they are familiar with for online learning.  
  • The tutors employed by Tutor.com do not work for Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • All tutors must pass a thorough background check conducted by Tutor.com and meet federal and state requirements (aligned to FCPS practice).  
  • FCPS school staff do not participate in the online tutoring sessions between a student and their tutor.
  • FCPS does not assume responsibility for supervision during tutoring sessions.
  • For the purposes of safety and security, every tutoring session is recorded, and transcripts are available (up to 6 months) for students, parents and FCPS staff to review if needed.

Visit our online tutoring services website for additional information and responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Opt-Out Information

Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022. Your student will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless you submit an opt-out request. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.  Directions for opting out can be found on the Online Tutoring Services website. If you are unable to opt-out via ParentVUE, submit the hard copy form that will be sent home by your school. You may also opt your student out of Tutor.com tutoring service at a later date via ParentVUE or by submitting a request to your student's school.

Kindergarten Registration for SY2022-23

 

We are starting to make preparations for the 2022-23 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2022 are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Sangster next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar, Jackie Balough, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to: [email protected]

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Sangster. Feel free to pass this form along, or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-644-8200 to be added to our kindergarten mailing list. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey. If preferred, you may request a mailed packet of registration forms by calling the office or emailing our registrar.

A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child.  For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/general-registration-requirements

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 31, 2022.

April is Month of the Military Child

 

April is around the corner and Sangster is busy planning to Purple Up during the Month of the Military Child.  The official day FCPS will be celebrating is Wednesday, April 20.  However, Sangster will recognize the month with the activities below following Spring Break:

  • Service Stars Display throughout the school.
  • Displays and Decoration for Month of the Military Child 
  • Sprit Week 18-20 (FCPS Wide)
  • April 20th – Purple UP Day.   Wear Purple to show your support for military kids.
  • Purple Thank You Notes
  • Student Ambassadors present “Facts about Milkids” segment on WHSE weekly news
  • Parent Workshop – “Military Connected Students and School Transition: Tips on how to support students through school transition.”
  • Library Book Display

District-wide Events/Activities also include:

  • FCPS is hosting a series of events during the week of April 18-22 including school board recognition April 20, mini documentaries of military kids in the district, and district wide spirit week.
  • FCPS has designed shirts for teachers, staff, parents and students can purchase from Custom Ink.  FCPS Purple UP T-shirt

If you are interested in helping with MOMC celebrations, contact Stacy Huisman, Family Liaison at [email protected]

Sangster's Spring Carnival is back! Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders! Order your yearbook today!

Yearbook sales are happening NOW! Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522  Packages start at $18. The deadline to order yearbooks is April 15, 2022. 

Positivity Project

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.

 

Positivity Project - Week of Mar 20, 2022

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

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

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

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Sangster ES News You Choose Upcoming Events
  • March 18 -  PTA Movie Night:  Disney's Encanto 
  • March 24 -  PTA Science Display Day
  • March 29 -  Rising Kindergarten Kindergarten Orientation @ 6:30 pm
  • March 31 -  End of the Third Quarter (Two Hour Early Release)
  • April 1     -  Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8  -  Spring Break

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Congratulations to Jen Redford!

 

Mrs. Redford was recently recognized as FCPS’ Region 4 Outstanding Leader and is now a finalist for the all-county FCPS Outstanding Leader award!    We so appreciate her dedication to the students, staff, and parents of Sangster ES. She is truly deserving of this honor and we are very excited for the all-county award presentation in June of 2022!  

Kindergarten Registration for SY2022-23

 

We are starting to make preparations for the 2022-23 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2022 are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Sangster next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar, Jackie Balough, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to: [email protected]

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Sangster. Feel free to pass this form along, or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-644-8200 to be added to our kindergarten mailing list. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey. If preferred, you may request a mailed packet of registration forms by calling the office or emailing our registrar.

A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child.  For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/general-registration-requirements

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 31, 2022.

Register Now for the FCPS Virtual Special Education Conference on March 26

FCPS’s 17th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, March 26, with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now open online.

  • Parents and community members will be able to register online.
  • FCPS educators, administrators, and preservice teachers will be able to register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference.
  • Individuals needing foreign language interpretation (Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Korean), American Sign Language (ASL), or Cued Language Transliterator (CLT) interpreters for the live sessions may request this on the registration form. 

For questions please contact [email protected]. Please visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and registration.

General Music Update

We are excited for announce that we will now be able to start recorders in general music (grades 3-6)!  In General Music, recorder is a required instrument that allows student musicians to continue exploration and understanding of instrumental performance and music literacy at a more detailed level. We begin recorder studies in 3rd Grade and continue building our skills in grades 4, 5, and 6. As we begin our practice, we will continue to take health and safety seriously. We have created a 3-tiered system of classroom performance options for students and families to choose from (described below). We understand that while there is excitement about the return of recorders, there is also some anxiety as well. We will respect everyone’s choice regarding masking in the music room as we would in any other classroom setting.

Option 1 – No Mask. Students and teachers continue to observe social distancing throughout class.

Option 2 – Students are provided a disposable playing mask. Students would change into playing masks while we play the recorders and then change back to regular mask (or unmask) when we are done playing. Students and teachers continue to observe social distancing throughout class.

Option 3 – Student keeps their regular mask on 100% of class time. Students and teacher continue to observe social distancing throughout class. Students who choose this option will participate with finger patterns and music literacy during class. When they are able, students would send a flip grid or similar video performing the focus song so their music teacher can see their finger patterns and hear them playing.

Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments

If you’re tired of hearing your child respond, “I don’t know,” every time you ask about homework or tests coming up, this session is for you!  Executive functioning skills, like time management or prioritization, take time to learn. However, once a child develops systems that work for them, these strategies can help them to be successful throughout K-12 school and beyond.  In this session, Ann Dolin talks about how you can help your child develop critical executive functioning skills to finish the school year strong.  Register to attend Ann Dolin's presentation on March 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This is part of 17th Annual Special Education Conference 

Order your yearbook today!

Yearbook sales are happening NOW! Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522  Packages start at $18. The deadline to order yearbooks is April 15, 2022. 

Positivity Project

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.

 

Positivity Project - Week of Mar 13, 2022

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

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Sangster ES News You Choose Upcoming Events
  • March 18 -  PTA Movie Night:  Disney's Encanto 
  • March 24 -  PTA Science Display Day
  • March 31 -  End of the Third Quarter (Two Hour Early Release)
  • April 1     -  Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8  -  Spring Break

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Don’t Forget to Spring Forward! 

 

This Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour! As a result of the time change, many students will be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark.

Help your child stay safe by having him or her wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors, or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes. Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run or dart into the street or cross between parked cars.

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all 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. Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 7 and March 18. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

 

Kindergarten Registration for SY2022-23

 

We are starting to make preparations for the 2022-23 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2022 are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Sangster next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar, Jackie Balough, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to: [email protected]

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Sangster. Feel free to pass this form along, or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-644-8200 to be added to our kindergarten mailing list. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey. If preferred, you may request a mailed packet of registration forms by calling the office or emailing our registrar.

A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child.  For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/general-registration-requirements

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 31, 2022.

Kindergarten Orientation will be scheduled soon and the event will be announced though News You Choose and on the school website.

Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

We had a great turnout for the virtual Parent Workshop about How to Support Children with Anxiety, with keynote speaker and Clinical Psychologist Rachel Bailey, On February 15th.  This was sponsored by the West Springfield Elementary Counseling Pyramid.  Approximately 160 people attended. If you were not able to participate live, here is a recording on YouTube. The presentation highlights included:

  • Learn how to respond effectively to your child in the moment when they are feeling worried, shutting down, or even becoming irritable or angry.
  • Discover strategies to foster your child’s overall resilience so they’re better equipped to handle obstacles now and in the future.
Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments

If you’re tired of hearing your child respond, “I don’t know,” every time you ask about homework or tests coming up, this session is for you!  Executive functioning skills, like time management or prioritization, take time to learn. However, once a child develops systems that work for them, these strategies can help them to be successful throughout K-12 school and beyond.  In this session, Ann Dolin talks about how you can help your child develop critical executive functioning skills to finish the school year strong.  Register to attend Ann Dolin's presentation on March 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This is part of 17th Annual Special Education Conference 

Back-to-School Immunization Clinic

 

The State of Virginia requires immunizations for entry into kindergarten, 7th grade, 12th grade, and when transferring into FCPS. The Fairfax County Health Department will be offering a special immunization clinic for Fairfax County students to complete their school vaccine requirements (the COVID-19 vaccine is not a required vaccine). 

The clinic will be held on Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Annandale District Office, 7611 Little River Turnpike, #400-E, Annandale, VA 22003. Appointments are required.

To make an appointment, call 703-246-7100.

Order your yearbook today!

Yearbook sales are happening NOW! Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522  Packages start at $18. The deadline to order yearbooks is April 15, 2022. 

Positivity Project

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.

 

Positivity Project - Week of Mar 6, 2022

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

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

Quick Links

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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