Sangster News You Choose 9-29-2022

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 Upcoming Events
  • September 30         PTA Movie Night 6:30 pm
  • October 4                Advanced Academics Information Night 7:00 pm
  • October 5                Holiday (Yom Kippur) 
  • October 10              Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
Calendar Reminder:Yom Kippur, October 4 and 5

 

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4, Tuesday is noted as a ½ religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar. 

Wednesday, October 5 is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12 month employees report). 

Looking Ahead: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10 

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native peoples, past and present. This year, Monday, October 10, is a student holiday and staff development day.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Spotlight on Sangster’s New Staff Members

Each week we will feature two new Sangster staff members in our weekly communication so our community can get to know them better.  Welcome, Ms. Papa and Ms. Pesature!

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Sangster's music teacher, Ms. Allen, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with her students.

Advanced Academic Program and Level IV Screening Information Night

Tuesday, October 4th

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Sangster Cafeteria

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development efforts and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.  FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach recognizes unique student needs and focuses on matching services, not labeling students. Through the continuum, students have multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop and a cluster group of students with similar academic needs to continue growing in their learning.

If you’re interested in learning more about FCPS’ AAP program, including an overview of the AAP Continuum of services for all students and/or information regarding the screening process for the full-time Level IV AAP program, please join us for the AAP Information Night on Tuesday, October 4th. 

Parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academics Program for the 2023-2024 school  year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Linda Biberaj ([email protected]).

LBSS SOCKTOBER Charity Event

 

Sangster students who would like to participate in the annual LBSS SOCKTOBER Charity event may place their donation in the box located in the main lobby at Sangster ES. The SOCKTOBER Charity Event runs October 4th through October 21st.

Promoting Digital Wellness

Access to technology provides limitless opportunities to connect with others, explore diverse perspectives, share and build upon ideas, get involved in the community, and find opportunities.  However, many kids are online almost constantly, which poses a number of challenges that impact youth wellness.  

Highlights will include:

  • How the attention economy makes technology irresistible 
  • How adolescent development impacts youth technology use 
  • How schools and families can build the skills needed to navigate the complexity of online life

Presented by Tammi Sisk, FCPS Educational Specialist, Educational Technology, and Bethany Demers, FCPS Educational Specialist, Mental Wellness. Click here to register.

October 14, 2022 10-11:30 a.m.

Positivity Project - Week of September 26, 2022

 

This week’s character strength is Perspective. This means you appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view. Perspective is also referred to as wisdom and is distinct from intelligence. People with this strength are sought out for advice because they see the big picture and can make sense of the world’s complexity. This strength of perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. Most importantly, they are honest and behave in an ethically consistent manner.

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:  Forgiveness

 

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 9-22-2022

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 Upcoming Events
  • September 26         No School - Rosh Hashanah
  • September 30         PTA Movie Night 6:30 pm
  • October 4                Advanced Academics Information Night 7:00 pm
  • October 5                Holiday (Yom Kippur) 
  • October 10              Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
Calendar Reminder: Rosh Hashanah

 

Monday, September 26, is a student holiday (no school for students, professional work day for teachers). 

It is also Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year. “Shanah tovah” to our Jewish community celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year! Meaning “head of the year,” Rosh Hashanah is one of Judaism’s holiest days and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection that ends with Yom Kippur. 

Looking Ahead: Yom Kippur, October 4 and 5

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4, Tuesday is noted as a ½ religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar. 

Wednesday, October 5 is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12 month employees report). 

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

FCPS Policies and Regulations

Virginia’s Standards of Quality require all school divisions to notify the public annually of the availability of the school system's policies. Policies, regulations, and notices are available on our website.

Advanced Academic Program and Level IV Screening Information Night

Tuesday, October 4th

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Sangster Cafeteria

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development efforts and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.  FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach recognizes unique student needs and focuses on matching services, not labeling students. Through the continuum, students have multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop and a cluster group of students with similar academic needs to continue growing in their learning.

If you’re interested in learning more about FCPS’ AAP program, including an overview of the AAP Continuum of services for all students and/or information regarding the screening process for the full-time Level IV AAP program, please join us for the AAP Information Night on Tuesday, October 4th. 

Parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academics Program for the 2023-2024 school  year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Linda Biberaj ([email protected]).

Reminder!

School Magazines fees from Supply Lists may be paid in My School Bucks.  Parents/Guardians, please follow these simple steps:

  • Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com, or the MySchoolBucks link on the Sangster webpage.
  • Add your child by school & student ID or birthdate. You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Look for the SCHOOL STORE. The School Store is a separate tab from the Meals Accounts tab.
  • You may now pay the School Magazines fee using a credit or debit card, or e-check.
  • If you have any questions please contact the Finance Office at (703)644-8200 Option 4.
Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

For SY 22-23, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

Please contact your child's teacher with questions about these forms.

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Family Signature September 30th

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Parental Consent for Digital Resources

At Sangster, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://sangsteres.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Erin Gayzik, Sangster’s School Based Technology Specialist, at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Promoting Digital Wellness

Access to technology provides limitless opportunities to connect with others, explore diverse perspectives, share and build upon ideas, get involved in the community, and find opportunities.  However, many kids are online almost constantly, which poses a number of challenges that impact youth wellness.  

Highlights will include:

  • How the attention economy makes technology irresistible 
  • How adolescent development impacts youth technology use 
  • How schools and families can build the skills needed to navigate the complexity of online life

Presented by Tammi Sisk, FCPS Educational Specialist, Educational Technology, and Bethany Demers, FCPS Educational Specialist, Mental Wellness. Click here to register.

October 14, 2022 10-11:30 a.m.

Positivity Project - Week of September 19, 2022

 

This week’s Positivity Project focus is the Other People Mindset with an emphasis on being present and giving others your attention. This is a great week to talk with your child about those who have been present in their lives and how they have made a difference for them.

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:  Perspective

 

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 9-15-2022

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 Upcoming Events
  • September 15         Back to School Night - 4, 5, 6
  • September 26         No School - Rosh Hashanah
  • October 4                Advanced Academics Information Night 7:00 pm
  • October 5                Holiday (Yom Kippur) 
  • October 10              Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
Spotlight on Sangster’s New Staff Members

Each week we will feature two new Sangster staff members in our weekly communication so our community can get to know them better.  Welcome, Ms. Dickson and Ms. Grace!

Advanced Academic Program and Level IV Screening Information Night

Tuesday, October 4th

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Sangster Cafeteria

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development efforts and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.  FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach recognizes unique student needs and focuses on matching services, not labeling students. Through the continuum, students have multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop and a cluster group of students with similar academic needs to continue growing in their learning.

If you’re interested in learning more about FCPS’ AAP program, including an overview of the AAP Continuum of services for all students and/or information regarding the screening process for the full-time Level IV AAP program, please join us for the AAP Information Night on Tuesday, October 4th. 

Parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academics Program for the 2023-2024 school  year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Linda Biberaj ([email protected]).

Reminder!

School Magazines fees from Supply Lists may be paid in My School Bucks.  Parents/Guardians, please follow these simple steps:

  • Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com, or the MySchoolBucks link on the Sangster webpage.
  • Add your child by school & student ID or birthdate. You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Look for the SCHOOL STORE. The School Store is a separate tab from the Meals Accounts tab.
  • You may now pay the School Magazines fee using a credit or debit card, or e-check.
  • If you have any questions please contact the Finance Office at (703)644-8200 Option 4.
Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

For SY 22-23, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

Please contact your child's teacher with questions about these forms.

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Family Signature September 30th

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Parental Consent for Digital Resources

At Sangster, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://sangsteres.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Erin Gayzik, Sangster’s School Based Technology Specialist, at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Substitute Teachers Needed!

Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom. 

We value our substitutes at Sangster, they are essential members of every school’s team.

Substitute teaching is a great option for:

  • Parents
  • Retired Teachers
  • College Students
  • Part-Time Workers

If you want to earn money while making a difference in our community, consider subbing!

Apply today!

Positivity Project Week of September 12

This week’s character strength is Open-Mindedness. You show this strength when you like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions. Open-minded individuals are often good listeners and called upon to provide a balanced viewpoint. Both listening and the ability to deliver reasonable and practical advice are marks of good friends and confidantes. This strength helps individuals form meaningful and lasting relationships.

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:  The Other People Mindset – being present and giving others my attention

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Sangster ES. We love our Sangster staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

 

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 9-8-2022

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 Upcoming Events
  • September 8           Back to School Night - K, 1, 2, 3
  • September 13         Picture Day
  • September 15         Back to School Night - 4, 5, 6
  • September 26         No School - Rosh Hashanah
Picture Day is September 13!

Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Student's School ID or Picture Day ID: EVTT4GGCX

Spotlight on Sangster’s New Staff Members

Each week we will feature two new Sangster staff members in our weekly communication so our community can get to know them better.  Welcome, Ms. Brand and Ms. Nicely!

Reminder!

School Magazines fees from Supply Lists may be paid in My School Bucks.  Parents/Guardians, please follow these simple steps:

  • Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com, or the MySchoolBucks link on the Sangster webpage.
  • Add your child by school & student ID or birthdate. You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Look for the SCHOOL STORE. The School Store is a separate tab from the Meals Accounts tab.
  • You may now pay the School Magazines fee using a credit or debit card, or e-check.
  • If you have any questions please contact the Finance Office at (703)644-8200 Option 4.
Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

For SY 22-23, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

Please contact your child's teacher with questions about these forms.

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Family Signature September 30th

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Parental Consent for Digital Resources

At Sangster, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://sangsteres.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Erin Gayzik, Sangster’s School Based Technology Specialist, at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Positivity Project - Week of September 5, 2022

This week’s character strength is Teamwork. Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement. Citizenship is a willingness to work towards the common good as opposed to one’s own self-interest. Those with strengths in teamwork and citizenship often work to help all group members find success. These individuals are willing to commit time and resources to further group goals and help move toward the greater good.. 

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: Open-mindedness

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Sangster ES. We love our Sangster staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

 

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 9-1-2022

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 Upcoming Events
  • September 2-5        No school - Labor Day Break
  • September 8           Back to School Night - K, 1, 2, 3
  • September 13         Picture Day
  • September 15         Back to School Night - 4, 5, 6
  • September 26         No School - Rosh Hashanah
  Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Picture Day is September 13!

Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Student's School ID or Picture Day ID: EVTT4GGCX

Spotlight on Sangster’s New Staff Members

Each week we will feature two new Sangster staff members in our weekly communication so our community can get to know them better.  Welcome, Ms. Lashari and Ms. MacKinnon!

Reminder!

School Magazines fees from Supply Lists may be paid in My School Bucks.  Parents/Guardians, please follow these simple steps:

  • Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com, or the MySchoolBucks link on the Sangster webpage.
  • Add your child by school & student ID or birthdate. You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Look for the SCHOOL STORE. The School Store is a separate tab from the Meals Accounts tab.
  • You may now pay the School Magazines fee using a credit or debit card, or e-check.
  • If you have any questions please contact the Finance Office at (703)644-8200 Option 4.
Final Reminder for Instrumental Sign-ups

Students in grades 4-6 have the wonderful opportunity to sign up for Band or Strings.

Click below for the registration link:

Grade 4 (Strings):  https://forms.gle/7NW6R58RZi4kJuAz7

Grades 5/6 (Band or Strings):  https://forms.gle/hW8SApkPBoqEkfi9A

 

If you have any questions please contact:

Kelly Stratil – Band Director   [email protected]

Jessica Kusdarman – Strings Director  [email protected]

We look forward to a wonderful year of music making in Band and Strings!!!

Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

For SY 22-23, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

Please contact your child's teacher with questions about these forms.

COVID/Health Updates

Please do not send your child to school if there are any signs or symptoms of being ill. We can keep students and staff healthy if we all do our part by staying home when not feeling well. The  FCPS Health and Safety Guidance document continues to be updated with the latest information.

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Family Signature September 30th

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Parent Resources Parental Consent for Digital Resources

At Sangster, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://sangsteres.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Erin Gayzik, Sangster’s School Based Technology Specialist, at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Positivity Project - Week of August 29, 2022 

This week’s character strength is Curiosity. You demonstrate this strength when you like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything. Curiosity is a crucial component of one's character. Our innate urge for discovery and exploration is a key element of our human desire for wisdom and knowledge. It’s what keeps us intrigued in the plotlines of movies and books. It’s what                                      pushes us to try new activities or travel to different places. 

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: Teamwork

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Sangster ES. We love our Sangster staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

 

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 8-25-2022

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 Upcoming Events
  • September 2-5        No school - Labor Day Break
  • September 8           Back to School Night - K, 1, 2, 3
  • September 13         Picture Day
  • September 15         Back to School Night - 4, 5, 6
  • September 26         No School - Rosh Hashanah
A Message from Ms. Jankovich

Dear Sangster Families-

Happy Thursday! What an amazing start to the 2022 – 2023 school year!  I know I speak for the entire Sangster ES staff when I say seeing our students return has brought us so much joy.  Mrs. Redford, Ms. Kleiber, and I have spent the week going into classrooms and visiting students at lunch and recess. We have loved hearing how excited they are to see their friends and be back in school.  Thank you to all of you for your patience, especially with transportation, while we work out the first week kinks. Our top priority is that every single student gets home safely, every single day.  We are in constant communication with our transportation department to improve our practices. 

I will be in touch soon with more information about Back-to-School Night, volunteering at Sangster, and our upcoming PTA events.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything!

Allison Jankovich

  Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Spotlight on Sangster’s New Staff Members

Each week we will feature two new Sangster staff members in our weekly communication so our community can get to know them better.  Welcome, Ms. Gayzik and Ms. Headrick!

Instrumental Sign-ups

Students in grades 4-6 have the wonderful opportunity to sign up for Band or Strings.

Click below for the registration link:

Grade 4 (Strings):  https://forms.gle/7NW6R58RZi4kJuAz7

Grades 5/6 (Band or Strings):  https://forms.gle/hW8SApkPBoqEkfi9A

 

If you have any questions please contact:

Kelly Stratil – Band Director   [email protected]

Jessica Kusdarman – Strings Director  [email protected]

We look forward to a wonderful year of music making in Band and Strings!!!

Community Conversations with the Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Reid will continue to host Superintendent Community Conversations across the division through November to get to know our communities. She will be at Lake Braddock Secondary School on Monday, August 29.  Click here to register.   See the list of events that have been scheduled.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschoolHealth Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

For SY 22-23, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

Please contact your child's teacher with questions about these forms.

COVID/Health Updates

Please do not send your child to school if there are any signs or symptoms of being ill. We can keep students and staff healthy if we all do our part by staying home when not feeling well. The  FCPS Health and Safety Guidance document continues to be updated with the latest information.

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Family Signature September 30th

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, parents/guardians must review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Parental Consent for Digital Resources

At Sangster, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://sangsteres.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to Erin Gayzik, Sangster’s School Based Technology Specialist, at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Sangster Summer Reading Challenge and Math Bingo!

If your child completed the Sangster Summer Reading and/or Math Bingo activities, please have them return the signed documents to their teacher by Friday, September 2nd for a chance to win prizes!

Resources from the Family Liaison

Are you new or returning military family at Sangster? Connect with me!

Stacy Huisman, Family Liaison – [email protected] or 571-425-8339

News & Resources to Share

The Burke Centre Festival returns this weekend, September 10th & 11th. Get all the details here.

FCPS Cares!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Sangster ES. We love our Sangster staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

 

News from the Sangster PTA

 

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Sangster ES Reminder: SPROUT Supplies Order Deadline 7/12/2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose 2022-23 Back to School Supplies ORDER DEADLINE JULY 12, 2022

 

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.  

 

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