Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

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August 9, 2019

 

Dear Sangster Families,

 

The Sangster Elementary staff welcomes each of you to the 2019-20 school year! We are pleased to welcome new and returning families to our community. If this is your first time to our school, I encourage you to let us know how we can help you become an integral part of our school community. The tradition of excellence enjoyed by Sangster Elementary is directly linked to our vital and treasured home-school partnership. I trust that you will know how well your child is progressing and feel comfortable to call your child’s teacher or me if you have questions at any time. Our theme is consistent with years past: Imagine the Possibilities!

 

Our school was a busy place this summer. We hosted several camps through Fairfax County Parks and Recreation. Thanks to our PTA funding, the FCPS facilities department is in the process of installing mounted projectors in every classroom. Our custodial staff is working hard at cleaning the building and getting it ready for staff and students. Additionally, staff participated in a variety of learning opportunities to prepare them to work with your child.

 

Sangster continues to be recognized for excellence. First, we received the 2019 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Excellence Award. Second, Sangster has been recognized as a National Model PLC School by Solution Tree, a leading K-12 educational professional development company, for its sustained success in raising student achievement. Schools are recognized for this honor based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to Professional Learning Communities (PLC) implementation for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. We are one of about 200 schools and districts in the United States and Canada to receive this honor. Sangster was also one of the first schools in the state of Virginia this year to receive the Purple Star Designation. This designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Lastly, Sangster received a Common Sense Media Award last spring for its dedication to teach young people how to be safe and responsible digital citizens. Over the summer, Sangster was also awarded a grant from the FCPS Foundation for a project entitled “Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting Science Standards at Sangster.”

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project (P2). https://posproject.org/. The Positivity Project 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. The P2 calendar is attached to this letter. More information will be provided throughout the school year.

 

We are excited to see smiling faces on Monday, August 26, the first day of school. School supply lists can be found on our school’s website: http://www.fcps.edu/SangsterES/

 

There are several dates to make note of coming up:

 

Wednesday, August 21 – We will be placing letters in the U.S. mail with teacher names and bus routes. You will receive these letters in time for Open House. Please do not call the school before August 23 inquiring about teacher names.

 

Friday, August 23

11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.   Ice Cream Social for New Students Gr. 1-6

                                         in the cafeteria.

11:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.   New Student Informal Orientation Gr. 1-6

                                         in the cafeteria.

12:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M.    Open House for all students Grades K-6

                                        in the classrooms.

School supply pick up in gym, if you ordered through PTA/Sprouts

12:00-1:00 - last name A-K      1:00-2:00 - last name L-Z

 

Open House is a time for parents to visit the school with their child, meet their child’s teacher and drop off school supplies. Open House is optional. For many students, meeting their teachers and finding their classroom makes for a better night’s sleep in preparation for the first day of school. I encourage you to also visit the specialist teachers (i.e.: Art, Music, PE, Spanish, Reading, ESOL, Library, Special Education, Counselors, STEAM, AART, etc.).

 

At Open House, you will receive a Sangster Elementary information envelope. The envelope includes important Sangster Elementary information with regard to school procedures. Please be sure to read this critical information and return forms such as the emergency care card on the first day of school. If you are not attending Open House, it will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.

 

Tuesday, September 3     Gr. K-3  Back to School Night (BTSN) - 6:00 – 7:50 P.M.

Tuesday, September 10   Gr. 4-6  Back to School Night (BTSN) - 6:00 – 7:50 P.M.

 

Back to School Night is an adults-only evening. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, hear about grade level curriculum, homework expectations, classroom management, how to communicate with your child’s teacher throughout the school year, and more. More information about this evening is forthcoming.   We schedule two sessions each night with the same information to accommodate parent work schedules. 6:00-6:50 P.M. and 7:00-7:50 P.M.

           

Winter Break is two full weeks. Monday, December 23 – Friday, January 3. Enjoy!

 

Bell Schedule –All elementary schools have a 6 hours and 45 minute day. Students are dismissed from the cafeteria and gymnasium at 9:00 A.M. at Sangster to proceed to their classroom. Our instructional day begins at 9:10 A.M. with our morning announcements. If students arrive to school after 9:10 A.M., please escort your child to the main office to sign them into school. School dismisses at 3:55 P.M. and buses leave the campus at 4:05 P.M.

 

The school year calendar can be found on the FCPS website: http://www.fcps.edu/cal.shtml Some highlights of dates to note are listed below:

 

School Planning Days (SP) & Teacher Workdays (TW)– These are student holidays. These dates are designed for school-based meetings and trainings for staff throughout the district.

Monday, October 14  

Monday, November 4 – Sangster parent conference days

Tuesday, November 5 – Election Day

Monday, January 27

Tuesday, January 28

Tuesday, March 3

Monday, April 13                   

 

Health Needs:

If your child has health needs and you would like to speak with the Public Health Nurse, Shannon Luisa, prior to school beginning, please contact her at sluisa1@fcps.edu

 

I am so excited for the school year to begin. Imagine the Possibilities at Sangster. We look forward to greeting each student and their family members on opening day. See you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Lisa M. Reddel

Principal

 

 

Enclosures:

School Phone Numbers

Bell Schedule

Positivity Project Calendar

 

 

 

 

SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

7420 Reservation Drive

Springfield, VA 22153-1327

703-644-8200

http://www.fcps.edu/SangsterES/

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PHONE NUMBERS

 

 

MAIN OFFICE:              703-644-8200

 

ATTENDANCE:             703-644-8282

 

SACC:                            703-644-8260

 

Health Room/Clinic:    703-644-8210

 

FAX:                               703-644-8297

 

 

 

 

 

SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

7420 Reservation Drive

Springfield, VA 22153-1327

703-644-8200

http://www.fcps.edu/SangsterES/

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

 

 

2019-20 BELL SCHEDULE

 

9:00              1st Bell / Buses Arrive

                     Please do not drop your child(ren) off before 8:50 A.M. as

                      they will be unsupervised.

 

9:10              School Begins/ Morning Announcements / Tardy Bell

                     Students must be in their classrooms by 9:10 A.M. to

                      avoid being marked tardy.

 

3:55              School Dismissal

 

4:05              Buses Depart

 

 

2-Hour Delay Schedule

11:10 A.M. - 3:55 P.M

(NOTE: Students may arrive no earlier than 10:50 A.M.)

 

3-Hour Early Release Schedule

9:10 A.M. - 12:55 P.M.

 

 

 

2019-20 Positivity Project Character Strengths Calendar

 

  1. 8-14 Sep - Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Intro Week
  2. 15-21 Sep - Curiosity
  3. 22-28 Sep - Teamwork
  4. 29 Sep - 5 Oct - Open-Mindedness
  5. 6 -12 Oct - OPM2 - Being present and giving others my attention
  6. 13 - 19 Oct - Integrity
  7. 20 - 26 Oct - Perspective
  8. 27 Oct - 2 Nov - Creativity
  9. 3 Nov - 9 Nov - Bravery
  10. 10 Nov - 16 Nov - OPM2 - Knowing my words & actions affect others
  11. 17 - 13 Nov - Gratitude
  12. 24 - 30 Nov - Gratitude
  13. 1 - 7 Dec - Kindness
  14. 8 - 14 Dec - Humility
  15. 15 - 21 Dec - Self-Control
  16. 5 - 11 Jan - Optimism
  17. 12 - 18 Jan - Prudence
  18. 19 - 25 Jan - Perseverance
  19. 26 Jan - 1 Feb - OPM2 - Supporting others when they struggle
  20. 2 - 8 Feb - Forgiveness
  21. 9 - 15 Feb - Love
  22. 16 - 22 Feb - Wildcard/Make-Up
  23. 23 -29 Feb - Enthusiasm
  24. 1 - 7 Mar - OPM2 - Cheering others’ success
  25. 8 - 14 Mar - Social Intelligence
  26. 15 - 21 Mar - Love of Learning
  27. 22 - 28 Mar - Fairness
  28. 29 Mar - 4 Apr - Humor
  29. 5 - 11 Apr - Wildcard/Make-Up
  30. 12 - 18 Apr - OPM2 - Identifying & appreciating the good in others
  31. 19 - 25 Apr - Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence
  32. 26 Apr - 2 May - Purpose
  33. 3 - 9 May - Leadership
  34. 10 - 16 May - Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Outro Week

 

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Sangster ES Summer News!

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Message from the Principal

 

Dear Sangster Families,

I hope you are enjoying the summer!  Sangster remains a busy place as we are hosting a Fairfax County Recreation Program with several camps.   In addition, many of our teachers are taking classes, collaborating together, and planning ahead for the school year.   We have been conducting interviews all summer and have filled all of our teaching vacancies.  Our custodial team is working hard to deep clean our rooms, spaces and school for the return of staff and students in August.

If you have new neighbors moving in, please encourage them to contact the school to enroll as soon as possible since this impacts staffing for the school year.

We will be sending our welcome back letter to you in mid-August with bus and teacher information. You will receive this letter on August 22. 

 

Some dates to mark on your calendar for the 2019-20 school year:

Friday, August 23 – 12:00 – 2:00  Open House

          School Supply Pick up*

          12:00-1:00 for last names A-K

          1:00-2:00 for last names L-Z

Monday, August 26 – First Day of school for Students

Tuesday, September 3 – Back to School Night – Grades K-3; 6:00 – 7:45 PM

Tuesday, September 10 – Back to School Night – Grades 4-6; 6:00 – 7:45 PM

Thursday, October 24– Math Family Night – 6:30 PM

 

Thanks for your continued support of our school!  We look forward to seeing you in August!

 

Sincerely,

Lisa M. Reddel

Principal, Sangster Elementary

Fairfax County Public Schools

  News From the PTA

*Sangster PTA is continuing to sponsor a School Supply Sale through Sprout. You can order your child’s school supply kit which includes all grade level specific school supplies. The school supply kit ships directly to the school in time for Open House. The deadline to order is July 17, 2019. 

 

www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits  School code: SES001

For more information please see the attached flyer below!

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6-13-19 Two Weeks at a Glance

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Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, June 13th - Last Day of School - 3 Hour Early Release

Friday, August 23 - Sangster Open House, 12-2 pm

    School Supply Pick Up - 12-1 pm Last Names A-K,1-2 pm Last Names L-Z

Monday, August 26th - First Day of School for 2019-2020 School Year

Tuesday, September 3rd - Back to School Night Grades K-3, 6-7:45 pm

Tuesday, September 10th - Back to School Night Grades 4-6, 6-7:45 pm

Thursday, October 24th - Math Family Night, 6:30 pm

 

 

Message from the Principal

Dear Sangster Families,

On behalf of the Sangster staff, I would like to express our gratitude for the many contributions you have made to our children through your gifts of time, service, and talent this year.   I am thankful that you understand Sangster is more than a building; it is a place where learning comes to life.  I appreciate our dedicated teachers and staff who work tirelessly to ensure your children experience success academically as well as develop respect for themselves and others.    In the spirit of our continuing partnership with the Positivity Project #OtherPeopleMatter, thank you for your support of our school throughout the year.   I am extremely proud to be the principal of a school where teachers care so deeply for their students and each other.   Thank you for your trust and partnership this school year.  Have a wonderful summer and see you in August!

Sincerely,

Lisa M. Reddel

Principal, Sangster Elementary

Fairfax County Public Schools

 

Summer Reading Program

Sangster encourages all Falcons and their families to read, read, read this summer!  Please encourage your child to participate in both the Sangster Summer Reading program and the annual Fairfax County Public Library summer reading initiative.  Information on the Sangster program, which is connected to the Positivity Project, will come home next week with report cards. Info on the Public Library incentive program can be found here or at your local library. Participation is not required but is encouraged! (And readers can “count” their books for both programs.)

 

Registering for 2019-2020 School Year


Do you have a new neighbor with school-aged children? Make sure to tell them to register for the 2019-20 school year. In order for us to have all the staff we need for next year, early registration is key. Thanks for your help.

 

School Cafeteria Account


Please remember to make sure that your child’s school nutrition account is current.

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.  We hope that you can join us!

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6-7-19 Sangster ES Upcoming Dates for 2019-2020

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Upcoming Events

 

Friday, August 23 - Sangster Open House, 12-2 pm

    School Supply Pick Up - 12-1 pm Last Names A-K,1-2 pm Last Names L-Z

Monday, August 26th - First Day of School for 2019-2020 School Year

Tuesday, September 3rd - Back to School Night Grades K-3, 6-7:45 pm

Tuesday, September 10th - Back to School Night Grades 4-6, 6-7:45 pm

Thursday, October 24th - Math Family Night, 6:30 pm

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month. We hope that you can join us!

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6-6-19 Two Weeks at a Glance

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West Springfield Pyramid Principals at West Springfield High School's Graduation - June 4th, 2019

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Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, June 6th - PTA Meeting

Wednesday, June 12th - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremonies (Ticket Required)

Thursday, June 13th - Last Day of School - 3 Hour Early Release

Monday, August 26th - First Day of School for 2019-2020 School Year

 

 

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Sangster encourages all Falcons and their families to read, read, read this summer!  Please encourage your child to participate in both the Sangster Summer Reading program and the annual Fairfax County Public Library summer reading initiative.  Information on the Sangster program, which is connected to the Positivity Project, will come home next week with report cards. Info on the Public Library incentive program can be found here or at your local library. Participation is not required but is encouraged! (And readers can “count” their books for both programs.)

 

Yearbook Facts & Questions
    • Online sales ended in April.  If you are unaware if you have purchased a yearbook, you can search your email for the receipt (Lifetouch).  You can also contact Kim Cox (KACox2@fcps.edu) to check if you cannot find your receipt.
    • For those who have not purchased a yearbook, we have started accepting orders for the limited amount of extras we receive.  These will cost $20 for a soft cover.  Students need to send in a check made payable to Sangster or EXACT cash.  Place these items in an envelope with student name and teacher, and then have them BRING IT TO THE FRONT OFFICE. 
    • Yearbooks will be distributed to all students (online and extra sales) the week of June 10th.

 

Registering for 2019-2020 School Year


Do you have a new neighbor with school-aged children? Make sure to tell them to register for the 2019-20 school year. In order for us to have all the staff we need for next year, early registration is key. Thanks for your help.

 

School Cafeteria Account


Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is tonight, Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.  We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

 

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

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5-30-19 Two Weeks at a Glance

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Upcoming Events

 

Tuesday, May 7th through Thursday, May 30th - SOL Testing

Friday, May 31st - ALL Library Books Due

Wednesday, June 5th - 5th & 6th Grade Spring Band Concert - LBSS

Thursday, June 6th - PTA Meeting

Wednesday, June 12th - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremonies (Ticket Required)

Thursday, June 13th - Last Day of School - 3 Hour Early Release

 

 

All Library Books Are Due Tomorrow - Friday!


Library book check-out is over for the year. All library books are due back to the library tomorrow, Friday May 31st. Overdue notices will come home next week. These notices list any outstanding books, along with the replacement cost if the books have been lost. If you think a book has been lost, PLEASE contact Mrs. Talbot  aetalbot@fcps.edu  or Mrs. Cox kacox2@fcps.edu before paying so that we can check the shelves here to make sure it hasn’t turned up. Thank you!

 

Yearbook Facts & Questions
    • Online sales ended in April.  If you are unaware if you have purchased a yearbook, you can search your email for the receipt (Lifetouch).  You can also contact Kim Cox (KACox2@fcps.edu) to check if you cannot find your receipt.
    • For those who have not purchased a yearbook, beginning Monday, June 3rd, we will start accepting orders for the limited amount of extras we receive.  These will cost $20 for a soft cover.  Students need to send in a check made payable to Sangster or EXACT cash.  Place these items in an envelope with student name and teacher, and then have them BRING IT TO THE FRONT OFFICE. 
    • Yearbooks will be distributed to all students (online and extra sales) the week of June 10th.

 

Registering for 2019-2020 School Year


Do you have a new neighbor with school-aged children? Make sure to tell them to register for the 2019-20 school year. In order for us to have all the staff we need for next year, early registration is key. Thanks for your help.

 

School Cafeteria Account


Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Student Placements for 2019-2020

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2019-20 school-year ahead of time.  The staff at Sangster work hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Ms. Reddel by June 1stPlease do not list teacher names.   Rather, describe the learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

A Gentle Reminder

The bus loop is a fire lane.  Please do not park in the fire lane.  Thank you.

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.  We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

 

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

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5-23-19 Two Weeks at a Glance

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Upcoming Events

 

Tuesday, May 7th through Thursday, May 30th - SOL Testing

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day - No School

Wednesday, May 29th - 5th & 6th Grade Handbells and Chorus Concert

Friday, May 31st - ALL Library Books Due

Wednesday, June 5th - 5th & 6th Grade Spring Band Concert - LBSS

Thursday, June 6th - PTA Meeting

Wednesday, June 12th - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremonies (Ticket Required)

Thursday, June 13th - Last Day of School - 3 Hour Early Release

 

 

Is your student NOT returning to Sangster in the fall?

If you are not returning next year and you haven't let your teacher know, please call Marian Hoelscher at 703.644.8203 with your intention for next year.  We need to be able to accurately prepare for next year's class placements.  Thank you.

 

A Gentle Reminder

The bus loop is a fire lane.  Please do not park in the fire lane.  Thank you.

 

School Cafeteria Account


Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Student Placements for 2019-2020

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2019-20 school-year ahead of time.  The staff at Sangster work hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Ms. Reddel by June 1stPlease do not list teacher names.   Rather, describe the learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.  We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

 

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

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5-16-19 Two Weeks at a Glance

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Upcoming Events

 

Tuesday, May 7th through Thursday, May 30th - SOL Testing

Saturday, May 18th - Strings Extravaganza - LBSS Little Theatre

Wednesday, May 22nd - LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Night - LBSS Cafe

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day - No School

Wednesday, May 29th - 5th & 6th Grade Handbells and Chorus Concert

 

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A Gentle Reminder

The bus loop is a fire lane.  Please do not park in the fire lane.  Thank you.

 

School Cafeteria Account


Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Student Placements for 2019-2020

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2019-20 school-year ahead of time.  The staff at Sangster work hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Ms. Reddel by June 1stPlease do not list teacher names.   Rather, describe the learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.  We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

 

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

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5-9-19 Two Weeks at a Glance

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Upcoming Events

 

Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th - Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 7th through Thursday, May 30th - SOL Testing

Thursday, May 9th - National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Monday, May 13th - Strings Concert Grades 4-6 - LBSS Little Theatre

Saturday, May 18th - Strings Extravaganza - LBSS Little Theatre

Wednesday, May 22nd - LBSS Rising 7th Grade Parent Night - LBSS Cafe

 

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Message from the Principal

Dear Sangster Community,

Now that spring is truly here – the weather is warmer and the days are longer, we tend to spend more time outside.  It’s important to keep moving to stay in shape – both for children and for adults.

Research shows children copy the behavior of adults in their life.  If parents are physically active, the children will be active too.  There is a body of evidence that states being physically active helps your physical and mental health.

Here are some ideas to stay in shape as a family this spring and summer

  • Plan daily family walks
  • Limit television or computer time to 1-2 hours per day
  • Make exercise fun
  • Encourage play outside with other children
  • Assign chores that involved activity such as cleaning or walking the dog
  • Help your children find physical activities they enjoy

Remember, making healthy change takes time and don’t expect perfection.  Just keep moving.  Here’s to a healthy and happy spring!

Your partner in education,

Lisa M. Reddel

Principal

 

A Gentle Reminder

The bus loop is a fire lane.  Please do not park in the fire lane.  Thank you.

 

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, May 9th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  At Sangster we work to reduce student stress by building positive relationships with students and families, creating a safe environment, recognizing students for their effort, and teaching positive coping strategies.  What can you do in your home to prevent stress?

Please click on the following links for additional information -

Parent video

Event

 

 

Student Placements for 2019-2020

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2019-20 school-year ahead of time.  The staff at Sangster work hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Ms. Reddel by June 1stPlease do not list teacher names.   Rather, describe the learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

  Positivity Project - Week of May 13th

This week students are learning about the Other People Matter Mindset. This year we have learned about the 24 character strengths and the 5 components of the Other People Matter Mindset. Ask your student what they feel their top strength is. How do they use it to show that other people matter?  

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.  We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

 

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5-3-19 Sangster PTA Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

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Sangster ES PTA Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

 

 

 

May 6-10, 2019

 

We are so grateful to the Sangster Teachers and Staff for all they do to plant the seeds for our children’s growth and development.  In an effort to uniformly recognize our wonderful staff at Sangster, we invite all students and parents to show extra gratitude to our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week! 

Each day will have a theme for students to show their appreciation.  If you choose to send in items, please have students bring them directly to their teachers each day.  

Please note that participation is strictly voluntary and not mandatory.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Send in a thoughtful note

Send in their favorite candy/fruit/ snack

PTA will provide lunch for teachers

Send in school supply item(s)

Wear your teacher’s favorite color

PTA will provide ice cream treats for all teachers

 

 

Thanks for all your help making this week special!

 

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.  We hope that you can join us!

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Sangster Student Art Work at the Lake Braddock SS Art Show!

 

Carnival is Tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd!!

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, May 2nd - Sangster Musical - Aladdin, Jr.

Friday, May 3rd - Sangster PTA Carnival

Saturday, May 4th - Solo & Ensemble - Lanier MS

Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th - Teacher Appreciation Week

 

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Sangster PTA Carnival

Sangster PTA Carnival is coming Friday, May 3rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Please turn in your wristband order forms by Monday, April 29th to get a great deal!  Pre-ordered wristbands should be picked up at will-call during the Carnival. 

 

We need LOTS of help to make the Spring Carnival a success! Please sign up to volunteer:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ba9ac2caafa7-sangster

 

The on-line auction will go live on Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 p.m. and will close on Saturday, May 4th at 8:00 p.m.  Please follow this link to bid: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/sangster-carnival-2019-7274

 

Common Sense School Award Awarded to Sangster

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Sangster Elementary as a Common Sense School.

Sangster has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our schools commitment creating a culture of digital citizenship.

Sangster has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships, and media literacy. The free K-12 curriculum is used in classrooms across all 50 states, in more than 50,000 schools, by more than half a million educators.

To learn more about the criteria Sangster Elementary met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools.

 

LifeTouch Spring Pictures

If you have any questions regarding spring or class pictures, please call LifeTouch directly at 800-736-4753.

 

School Nutrition Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

 

Communicable Illness

In an effort to help keep our students healthy, we would appreciate it if you would let the school know if your child has a communicable illness.  You can do this by calling Ms. Fuller, our school’s health aid, or leaving the name of the illness (flu-like symptoms, strep throat) on the attendance line when you call in an absence.  The other thing you can do that will make a significant impact on the spread of illness at Sangster is to keep your children at home until they are no longer contagious and are well enough to fully participate in all school activities.

 

New Student Registration

We are now accepting registrations for school year 2019-20 for all new students.  Please call 703-644-8203 to set up an appointment asap.  Registration packets may be picked up in the school front office during school hours.

 

Student Placements for 2019-2020

While it is still early to be thinking ahead to next year, we want to give you information about class placements for the 2019-20 school-year ahead of time.  The staff at Sangster work hard to place students in an optimal learning situation each year.  If you have some information that would help us make those decisions, please send your comments in writing to Ms. Reddel by June 1stPlease do not list teacher names.   Rather, describe the learning environment in which your child learns best.

 

  Positivity Project - Week of May 6th

This week students are learning about Leadership. Leadership: You value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best. Please be sure to ask your student what they are learning about.

Next week the students will be participating in lessons regarding: Other People Matter Mindset.

 

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.  We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

 

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

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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