Sangster News You Choose 1-13-2022

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Sangster ES News You Choose New Information Sangster PTA Meeting tonight!

Join us for our first PTA meeting of the New Year! The meeting will be by ZOOM on Thursday, January 13th 7pm. Principal Jankovich and her team will update us on all things Sangster, and we will discuss PTA activities for the spring. Don't miss out!


ZOOM meeting details:
Meeting ID: 817 5994 6450
Passcode: DFSNe5

For Parents of Sixth Graders

To keep up-to-date on any 7th Grade transition information for both Irving and Lake Braddock Middle School, please visit Sangster’s Parent Schoology page

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 February 11, 2022. 

Summer 2022 Tech Adventure Camp

What is Tech Adventure Camp? A weekly exploratory enrichment program aimed to give students the opportunity to explore the exciting program areas within Career and Technical Education.

More information, including dates and fees, are available here.

Upcoming Events Schools and Offices Closed on January 17 for MLK Jr. Holiday; Early Dismissal on January 20 and Student Holidays on January 21 and 24

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Also, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, January 20, the last day of the second quarter, and Friday, January 21 (teacher work day), and Monday, January 24 (professional development day), are holidays for students. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Important Sangster and FCPS Resources Complete Emergency Care Information and Health Information in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student be up-to-date at the beginning of each year and throughout the year.

Both of these forms are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information by clicking here .

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

FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

 

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 Jan 9, 2022


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

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

Next Week’s Character Strength: Perseverance

 

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Sangster News You Choose 12-16-2021

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Sangster ES News You Choose   Calender Reminder

The building will be closed during Winter Break,

Dec 20- 31. Classes resume on January 3, 2022. 

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Sangster Winter Spirit Week

Fourth Grade Team showing off their favorite characters from Frozen during Winter Spirit Week.

LAST CHANCE to Get Yearbooks at EARLY BIRD Discount! 

The early-bird yearbook sale is happening NOW! 

Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522

Deadline for early-bird price of $16 is December 17th, 2021. 

 

LBSS Curriculum Fair Site Monday, January 3rd

This site is designed to be accessed by both parents and students. A parent presentation will be linked that will cover: academic advisement timeline, understanding course selections, tips for selecting and entering classes for your student, Lake Braddock schedules, routines and terms, Bruins Stay After Program and Lake Braddock counselor contact information. The site will be organized by department with materials and videos designed to aid in course selection. Each department will also have a Padlet linked for questions. The site will also include detailed instructions on how students and parents will enter their course selections.

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night at LBSS Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 6:30-8:30 PM

Please join the Lake Braddock Middle School faculty on Wednesday, January 5th for an informative in-person event which will include opportunities to speak with teachers regarding courses, learn about elective classes, after-school programs and a tour of the building. Please note times below, based on last name.  (Lake Braddock MS Curriculum Night Flyer)

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM (Last Names A-K)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM (Last Names L-Z)
Rising 7th Grade Curriculum at Irving Middle School  Wednesday, January 12, 2022

For students – Students Tour of Irving (10 am to 1pm) Student will meet school counselors, tour the building and sample electives. 

For parents and students. Virtual Curriculum Night

To learn about core classes. Elective teachers will have open time for questions.

Extra Strings Opportunities Area Orchestra

Meets at LBSS on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., January 13-February 24. This event is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Students will perform a concert on February 24 at 7 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre. Cost: $10. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies. Register for Area Orchestra by December 10.

Strings Extravaganza

This is a one-day event on Saturday, January 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at LBSS, and is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and will be conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Activities include sectionals, rehearsals, games, lunch, and a concert. It is a fun day! Cost: $20. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies, lunch, snack. Register for Strings Extravaganza by December 10.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Mrs. Chou.

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 Dec 12, 2021


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

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).

Character Strength for the week of January 3: Optimism

FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

 

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

Need to update Emergency Care Information and Health Information Forms? Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student be up-to-date at the beginning of each year and throughout the year.

Both of these forms are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information by clicking here .

 

News from the PTA

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

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Sangster News You Choose 12-9-2021

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Sangster ES News You Choose Calender Reminder

Dec 20-31: Winter Break.                                Classes resume on January 3, 2022. 

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Rising 7th Grade Special Education Information Meeting Thursday, December 9, 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom 

Parents/Guardians of rising 7th grade special education students are invited to join Michelle McDaniel (Special Education Chairperson) and Kristin Girardin (MS Director of Student Services) on December 9th for this virtual presentation. Topics to be discussed include an introduction to the different levels of support in the middle school, the course selection process and timeline and the transition process. (Lake Braddock MS Special Education Information Night Flyer)

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 936 3906 5250
LB Band Children's Holiday Concert & Open House • Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m.

Lake Braddock Band program invites you to a special Holiday Music Open House. Enjoy festive holiday tunes, see the Marching Bruins 2021 Halftime Show, and listen to various small instrumental ensembles.  (View Flyer)

Advanced Academic Level IV Referral Deadline

Parent referrals for Level IV (full-time) advanced academics for students in grades 2-6 are due no later than December 15Referrals will not be accepted after the deadline. Information about the referral process may be found on the FCPS AAP website (https://www.fcps.edu/node/37056).  The referral form can be found via this link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Biberaj, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at  [email protected]

 

LBSS Curriculum Fair Site Monday, January 3rd

This site is designed to be accessed by both parents and students. A parent presentation will be linked that will cover: academic advisement timeline, understanding course selections, tips for selecting and entering classes for your student, Lake Braddock schedules, routines and terms, Bruins Stay After Program and Lake Braddock counselor contact information. The site will be organized by department with materials and videos designed to aid in course selection. Each department will also have a Padlet linked for questions. The site will also include detailed instructions on how students and parents will enter their course selections.

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night at LBSS Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 6:30-8:30 PM

Please join the Lake Braddock Middle School faculty on Wednesday, January 5th for an informative in-person event which will include opportunities to speak with teachers regarding courses, learn about elective classes, after-school programs and a tour of the building. Please note times below, based on last name.  (Lake Braddock MS Curriculum Night Flyer)

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM (Last Names A-K)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM (Last Names L-Z)
Rising 7th Grade Curriculum at Irving Middle School  Wednesday, January 12, 2022

For students – Students Tour of Irving (10 am to 1pm) Student will meet school counselors, tour the building and sample electives. 

For parents and students. Virtual Curriculum Night

To learn about core classes. Elective teachers will have open time for questions.

Yearbooks - EARLY BIRD Sale NOW! 

The early-bird yearbook sale is happening NOW! 

Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522

Deadline for early-bird price of $16 is December 17th, 2021. 

Extra Strings Opportunities Area Orchestra

Meets at LBSS on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., January 13-February 24. This event is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Students will perform a concert on February 24 at 7 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre. Cost: $10. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies. Register for Area Orchestra by December 10.

Strings Extravaganza

This is a one-day event on Saturday, January 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at LBSS, and is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and will be conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Activities include sectionals, rehearsals, games, lunch, and a concert. It is a fun day! Cost: $20. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies, lunch, snack. Register for Strings Extravaganza by December 10.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Mrs. Chou.

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 December 5, 2021

This week’s Positivity Project focus is the Other People Mindset with an emphasis on knowing that your words and actions affect others. You can ask your student about a time when they have had a positive impact on someone’s life through their words and actions.  

 

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: Self-Control

FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

 

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

Need to update Emergency Care Information and Health Information Forms? Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student be up-to-date at the beginning of each year and throughout the year.

Both of these forms are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information by clicking here .

 

News from the PTA

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

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

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Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

Sangster News You Choose 12-2-2021

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Sangster ES News You Choose Upcoming Events

December 3: PTA Movie Night 

December 13 - 17: Spirit Week

December 20 - 31: Winter Break - Classes Resume on January 3, 2022

Sangster PTA Movie Night on Friday December 3, 2021

Bundle up and join us on the field starting at 6:00PM for a wintery showing of Despicable Me 3. The movie starts at 6:30PM. Bring your dinner or buy candy and chips on site.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome!  All students must be accompanied (and supervised) by an adult. If you have questions, please email: [email protected]

Yearbooks - EARLY BIRD Sale NOW! 

The early-bird yearbook sale is happening NOW! 

Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522

Deadline for early-bird price of $16 is December 17th, 2021. 

The National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest is a nationwide contest designed to promote awareness among teachers, parents/guardians and children and engage them in discussions about safety. 

Please click the link below for more information! 

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events/missing-childrens-day/poster-contest

https://ncjtc-static.fvtc.edu/resources/RS00272076.pdf

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 Nov 28, 2021

 

This week’s character strength is Kindness. Kind people think about the needs and feelings of other people, and then act to help those people. Kind people are selfless. That is why a true act of kindness is distinct from helping another person in order to simply gain something for yourself. An individual with the strength of kindness helps others because it’s the right thing to do, not because they expect any reciprocal treatment or gain in reputation.

 

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

 

Next Week’s P2 Focus: The Other People Mindset – Knowing my words and actions affect others

FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

 

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

Need to update Emergency Care Information and Health Information Forms? Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student be up-to-date at the beginning of each year and throughout the year.

Both of these forms are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information by clicking here .

 

News from the PTA

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

Sangster News You Choose 11-18-2021

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Sangster ES News You Choose Thanksgiving Messages From the Admin Team

Dear Sangster Families,

As the Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I know I continue to be very thankful to be a part of such a loving and supportive school community. I feel as though I speak for the staff when I say your children truly bring us joy every day!  I know for me, I can be having the worst day ever, and one small interaction with a student is an instant mood builder.  This year my family and I will be together at my brother’s house in Maryland. My sister-in-law has a large Greek family and this is the first time we have all been together in a long time.  Whatever your plans are, home or away, please have a happy and healthy holiday!  Ms. Jankovich

Happy Thanksgiving to the Sangster community!  This year, I am grateful to have officially joined the Sangster team as an Assistant Principal.  I am looking forward to have spending Thanksgiving at home with my family and cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. I’m excited that my parents are coming to visit for the first time in two years.  I wish you all the best for a wonderful time with your loved ones.  Mrs. Kleiber

I’d like to wish the entire Sangster community a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break!  More than ever, I am thankful that I get to work in the best school with the most amazing students and staff constantly who constantly remind me of all the good there is in this world.  During the break, I’m looking forward to enjoying time with my family in the New York City area, which will most definitely involve lots of good food and way too much eating! I hope you all get to spend time with loved ones and have opportunities to do the things that bring you joy!   Mrs. Redford

Upcoming Events

November 15-19: Sangster Bookfair 

November 23, 25, 26: Holiday- No school

November 30: Parent Coffee

December 2: PTA Meeting

Sangster Celebrates! 

The students, staff, region leaders, and school board members had a blast celebrating our 2021 National Blue Ribbon Award last Friday.  Congresswoman Wexton also joined in the celebration by vising classes with administrators as they distributed Blue Bell ice cream and ice pops that were graciously donated by the company.  We topped the day off with an extra special dismissal dance party complete with a conga line!  

Yearbooks - EARLY BIRD Sale NOW! 

The early-bird yearbook sale is happening NOW! 

Order online at ybpay.com  with School Code: 13246522

Early-bird price of $16 deadline is December 17th, 2021. 

Parent Coffee on November 30th

We will be holding our first Parent Coffee of the year on Tuesday, November 30th from 10AM – 11AM. Stacy Husiman, our Family Liaison, as well as members of our Admin and Clinical Teams will be on hand to share information and connect with new families and/or those who would like to become more engaged with our school, but are not sure how.  We will continue to hold monthly Parent Coffees, with varying topics, throughout the year. While this will be a virtual meeting, we are looking forward to transitioning to in-person meetings after the New Year. Stay tuned for a link!

The National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest is a nationwide contest designed to promote awareness among teachers, parents/guardians and children and engage them in discussions about safety. 

Please click the link below for more information! 

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events/missing-childrens-day/poster-contest

https://ncjtc-static.fvtc.edu/resources/RS00272076.pdf

FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

 

SR&R Reminder

Signatures are due now, please submit ASAP if you have not already.

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, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. 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.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. 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.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.
Parent Resource Library

Did you know FCPS has large library dedicated to Parenting?  All books can be checked out in person or online.  The topics cover everything from power struggles in parenting to college planning. There are so many amazing titles and resource at your finger tips.

FCPS Parent Resource Library

Wellness Wednesdays & Sangster Spirit Day Fridays

Happy and healthy students and staff continues to be a focus at Sangster.  Now more than ever, it’s important that our students learn and practice skills and habits that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a school community we want our staff and students to have self-care strategies and routines that they can use throughout the school day and beyond!  We continue to have two spirit days each week that we encourage everyone to take part in. First, Wellness Wednesdays give staff and students a chance to build both physical and mental wellness routines such as calm breathing and walking a few extra laps around the track at recess.  Teachers share new ideas and strategies with students along the way, and of course, athletic wear on Wednesdays is encouraged!  Secondly, students and staff show our Sangster pride every Friday by wearing Sangster Spirit Wear OR our school colors – blue and yellow.  Let’s take care of ourselves, each other, and our nest!

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

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms – Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated at the beginning of each year and throughout the year whenever there is a change to the information.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information at the link below!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

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 Nov. 14, 2021

This week’s character strength is Gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of feeling and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world, and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and also to return kindness.

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: Gratitude Week 2

 

Positivity Project - Week of November 21, 2021

This week’s character strength is Gratitude. Out of all 24 character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of individual well-being. It is correlated with increased energy, empathy, happiness and optimism. And, the great thing about gratitude is that it can be intentionally cultivated. Numerous studies have concluded that gratitude is like a muscle. The more you practice it, the stronger it gets – and the more you’re able to reap its benefits.

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: Kindness

 

News from the PTA

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

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

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Sangster News You Choose 11-11-2021

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Sangster ES News You Choose Veterans Day at Sangster ES

Today students enjoyed watching Sangster’s Veterans Day Celebration video (link below), engaging with veterans during their virtual visits to their classrooms, and showing their patriotic spirit in a variety of ways. Thank you to all of our veterans! 

Please enjoy Sangster's virtual Veterans Day Celebration!

 https://youtu.be/Er_MrApiHdQ

Upcoming Events

November 11:  PTA Meeting 7pm

                         The Meeting will be both Sangster Library & by ZOOM

                         ZOOM link:  Meeting ID: 856 4042 0577  *  Passcode: 8FQAe6

November 15-19: Sangster Bookfair 

November 23, 25, 26: Holiday- No school

Friday Nov 12th: Last Chance to Check for Lost & Found Items! 

At the end of each quarter items from Sangster 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, lost and found items will be made available for parents and guardians (only) in front of the school during the week of November 8th, from 8:45AM - 4:15PM. (*On November 11th items will be available 8:45AM-3PM)  Items not claimed by November 12th will be sent to donation. 

SR&R Reminder

Signatures are due now, please submit ASAP if you have not already.

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, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. 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.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. 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.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.
FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

For Our Military Families 

Happy Veterans Day! For our military families, check out the list of military discounts and savings this week.

Military Discounts for Veterans Day

Did you know military offers several different childcare options?  They may not always be available in our area, but it's good to know just in case. They offer Family child care homes as an alternative to day care or the CDC. The family childcare, or FCC, programs operate with certified childcare professionals known as FCC providers. Providers offer care for infants and children up to age 12 in their homes, located on or off an installation. FCC providers typically offer a flexible schedule to support parents with a variety of care needs, including full-day, part-day and school-year care, summer camp and, in some cases, 24/7 and extended care.

Military One Source - Child Care Options

Moving in the middle of a school year is common for military families and other highly mobile families.  Every few years your family may be required to move, possibly across the county or to another country. Relocating a school-aged child includes its own unique challenges and responsibilities. Military OneSource provides practical information on enrollment, placement and attendance, as well as other helpful intel you’ll need to successfully help your children navigate these transitions and build lifelong resiliency

If you need help planning your school transition, reach out to our Family Liaison, Stacy Huisman, for help. She can help ease the goodbyes and help with a few new hellos. [email protected]

Is your family a Guard, Reserve or a Wounded Warrior Family?  Have you heard of Our Military Kids?  The provide mini grants to military-connected kids for the "fun things" and extra-curricular activities like soccer, music lessons and more. 

Our Military Kids 

Parent Resource Library

Did you know FCPS has large library dedicated to Parenting?  All books can be checked out in person or online.  The topics cover everything from power struggles in parenting to college planning. There are so many amazing titles and resource at your finger tips.

FCPS Parent Resource Library

6th Grade Sexual Harassment Lessons

The Sexual Harassment Lessons have been postponed until a later day. A new notice will be send out. For questions about the Sexual Harassment curriculum, please contact Paula Augenstein, School Counselor, at [email protected]. You may also go to the Sangster Schoology Course “All Parents” to review the course material.

Wellness Wednesdays & Sangster Spirit Day Fridays

Happy and healthy students and staff continues to be a focus at Sangster.  Now more than ever, it’s important that our students learn and practice skills and habits that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a school community we want our staff and students to have self-care strategies and routines that they can use throughout the school day and beyond!  We are happy to announce two new spirit days that we encourage everyone to take part in. First, Wellness Wednesdays will give staff and students a chance to build both physical and mental wellness routines such as calm breathing and walking a few extra laps around the track at recess.  Teachers will share new ideas and strategies with students along the way, and of course, athletic wear on Wednesdays is encouraged!  Secondly, let’s show our Sangster pride every Friday by wearing Sangster Spirit Wear OR by our school colors – blue and yellow.  Let’s take care of ourselves, each other, and our nest!

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

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms – Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated at the beginning of each year and throughout the year whenever there is a change to the information.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information at the link below!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

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 Nov. 7, 2021

This week’s character strength is Bravery. You show this strength when you act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary. Bravery refers to voluntary (not coerced) action in the face of a dangerous circumstance. This strength involves judgment; the brave person must have an understanding of the risks and consequences involved in acting. According to Socrates and Plato, forethought separates acts of valor from acts of rashness. This means that bravery isn’t simply fearlessness, but instead the overcoming of fear.

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: Gratitude

 

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1st graders record how many unifix cubes it takes to create their fall pictures!

Upcoming Events

November 9: Fall Picture Retakes Day

November 11: Veterans Day / Early Release Day / PTA Meeting

November 15-19: Sangster Bookfair 

Federal Impact Aid Forms Due November 5th

Impact Aid forms were sent home in Thursday folders in October. Please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher by November 5th, even if your family is not affiliated with the military.

SR&R Reminder

Signatures are due now, please submit ASAP if you have not already.

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, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. 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.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. 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.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.
Lost & Found

At the end of each quarter items from Sangster 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, lost and found items will be made available for parents and guardians (only) in front of the school during the week of November 8th, from 8:45AM - 4:15PM. (*On November 11th items will be available 8:45AM-3PM)  Items not claimed by November 12th will be sent to donation. 

FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

For Our Military Families 

Did you know military offers several different childcare options?  They may not always be available in our area, but it's good to know just in case. They offer Family child care homes as an alternative to day care or the CDC. The family childcare, or FCC, programs operate with certified childcare professionals known as FCC providers. Providers offer care for infants and children up to age 12 in their homes, located on or off an installation. FCC providers typically offer a flexible schedule to support parents with a variety of care needs, including full-day, part-day and school-year care, summer camp and, in some cases, 24/7 and extended care.

Military One Source - Child Care Options

Is your family a Guard, Reserve or a Wounded Warrior Family?  Have you heard of Our Military Kids?  The provide mini grants to military-connected kids for the "fun things" and extra-curricular activities like soccer, music lessons and more. 

Our Military Kids 

6th Grade Sexual Harassment Lessons

The Sexual Harassment Lessons have been postponed until a later day. A new notice will be send out. For questions about the Sexual Harassment curriculum, please contact Paula Augenstein, School Counselor, at [email protected]. You may also go to the Sangster Schoology Course “All Parents” to review the course material.

Wellness Wednesdays & Sangster Spirit Day Fridays

Happy and healthy students and staff continues to be a focus at Sangster.  Now more than ever, it’s important that our students learn and practice skills and habits that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a school community we want our staff and students to have self-care strategies and routines that they can use throughout the school day and beyond!  We are happy to announce two new spirit days that we encourage everyone to take part in. First, Wellness Wednesdays will give staff and students a chance to build both physical and mental wellness routines such as calm breathing and walking a few extra laps around the track at recess.  Teachers will share new ideas and strategies with students along the way, and of course, athletic wear on Wednesdays is encouraged!  Secondly, let’s show our Sangster pride every Friday by wearing Sangster Spirit Wear OR by our school colors – blue and yellow.  Let’s take care of ourselves, each other, and our nest!

Updated Health Information

With the cold and flu season upon us, the likelihood your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms will increase. We appreciate everyone doing their part by not sending students to school while sick. While we follow the necessary COVID mitigation strategies, we also want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. The Return to School form that was previously used is no longer needed for students sent home from the care room. We will now follow the guidelines below.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school, which is different from the process above.

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Information Meeting

There will be a Sangster AAP Level IV Screening and Identification meeting held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00pm.  A link to the meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date. At the meeting, parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program for the 2022-2023 school year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Level IV referral forms are due by December 15, 2021. Referrals will not be accepted after the deadline.

Referral form:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Biberaj, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at  [email protected]

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

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms – Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated at the beginning of each year and throughout the year whenever there is a change to the information.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information at the link below!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

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 Oct 31, 2021

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:  Bravery

 

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Sangster students celebrate Principals Month with displays of kindness and gratitude

Upcoming Events

October 29: TWO HOUR EARLY RELEASE

                      Character Day! 

November 1 & 2: Student Holiday

November 9: Fall Picture Retakes Day

November 11: Veterans Day / Early Release Day / PTA Meeting

Celebrate on Character Day - October 29th! 

To celebrate our school-wide love of reading and our curricular units on character, students are encouraged to dress up as a favorite character from a book on Friday, October 29th. Students should bring a copy of a book that includes the character they are representing. The book must be one that the child has either read or listened to an adult read. During the school day they will discuss the character they’ve chosen with their classmates, and they will describe how they are similar to and/or different from their book character. 

Guidelines for Book Character Costumes:

  • Characters must be school-appropriate and from elementary/age-appropriate books.
  • Costumes may not involve blood or other horror type elements.
  • No weapons or masks that cover the entire face. 
  • Costume must allow students to take care of personal needs, sit in desks, and participate in school and classroom activities throughout the day, including shoes for PE/ recess!! 
Veterans Day Celebration Photos Wanted!

We will be collecting pictures of our military families for our virtual Veterans Day Celebration again this year.  No later than Monday, November 1st, please send us photos of your military families, pictures of service members in uniform from your immediate family, and/or any images that include Sangster students and families with the American flag to Jennifer Redford at [email protected].  We plan to use these in a picture slideshow during our Veterans Day Celebration this year.

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining schedules have been modified due to yellow jackets visiting our students during lunchtime. We are working closely with FCPS Pest Control, and Sangster administration is monitoring the situation daily. Outdoor dining will be fully opened again soon as it is possible to safely do so!

Federal Impact Aid Forms

Impact Aid forms were sent home with students in Thursday folders on October 21st. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. Return forms by November 5th if you have not already done so, even if your family is not affiliated with the military.

SR&R Reminder

Over the next several weeks, administrators will be meeting with students and classes to review SR&R policies and procedures.

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, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. 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.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. 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.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

Signatures are due by October 29, 2021

FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

For Our Military Families 

Did you know military offers several different childcare options?  They may not always be available in our area, but it's good to know just in case. They offer Family child care homes as an alternative to day care or the CDC. The family childcare, or FCC, programs operate with certified childcare professionals known as FCC providers. Providers offer care for infants and children up to age 12 in their homes, located on or off an installation. FCC providers typically offer a flexible schedule to support parents with a variety of care needs, including full-day, part-day and school-year care, summer camp and, in some cases, 24/7 and extended care.

Military One Source - Child Care Options

Is your family a Guard, Reserve or a Wounded Warrior Family?  Have you heard of Our Military Kids?  The provide mini grants to military-connected kids for the "fun things" and extra-curricular activities like soccer, music lessons and more. 

Our Military Kids 

Wellness Wednesdays & Sangster Spirit Day Fridays

Happy and healthy students and staff continues to be a focus at Sangster.  Now more than ever, it’s important that our students learn and practice skills and habits that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a school community we want our staff and students to have self-care strategies and routines that they can use throughout the school day and beyond!  We are happy to announce two new spirit days that we encourage everyone to take part in. First, Wellness Wednesdays will give staff and students a chance to build both physical and mental wellness routines such as calm breathing and walking a few extra laps around the track at recess.  Teachers will share new ideas and strategies with students along the way, and of course, athletic wear on Wednesdays is encouraged!  Secondly, let’s show our Sangster pride every Friday by wearing Sangster Spirit Wear OR by our school colors – blue and yellow.  Let’s take care of ourselves, each other, and our nest!

Updated Health Information

With the cold and flu season upon us, the likelihood your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms will increase. We appreciate everyone doing their part by not sending students to school while sick. While we follow the necessary COVID mitigation strategies, we also want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. Starting yesterday, Monday, October 4, FCPS has revised our required protocols related to the return to school following a trip to the care room. The Return to School form that was previously used is no longer needed for students sent home from the care room. We will now follow the guidelines below.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school, which is different from the process above.

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Information Meeting

There will be a Sangster AAP Level IV Screening and Identification meeting held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00pm.  A link to the meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date. At the meeting, parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program for the 2022-2023 school year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Level IV referral forms are due by December 15, 2021. Referrals will not be accepted after the deadline.

Referral form:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Biberaj, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at  [email protected]

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

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms – Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated as soon as possible.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information at the link below!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

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 Oct 24, 2021

This week’s character strength is Creativity. You show this strength when you come up with new and original ways to think about and do things. Creative people can look at the world in original ways. They are open to new experiences, and have an imaginative and independent thought process. They generate lots of different ideas and can pursue them with energy and enthusiasm. Creativity is a process that takes courage.

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

 

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

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Sangster News You Choose 10-21-2021

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4-6 Grade students tackle the Pumpkin Challenge during STEAM class!

Upcoming Events

October 29: End of 1st Quarter / Character Day

November 1 & 2: Student Holiday

November 9: Fall Picture Retakes Day

November 11: Veterans Day / Early Release Day / PTA Meeting

SR&R Reminder

Over the next several weeks, administrators will be meeting with students and classes to review SR&R policies and procedures.

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, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. 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.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. 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.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

Signatures are due by October 29, 2021

Celebrate on Character Day - October 29th

To celebrate our school-wide love of reading and our curricular units on character, students are encouraged to dress up as a favorite character from a book on Friday, October 29th. Students should bring a copy of a book that includes the character they are representing. The book must be one that the child has either read or listened to an adult read. During the school day they will discuss the character they’ve chosen with their classmates, and they will describe how they are similar to and/or different from their book character. 

Guidelines for Book Character Costumes:

  • Characters must be school-appropriate and from elementary/age-appropriate books.
  • Costumes may not involve blood or other horror type elements.
  • No weapons or masks that cover the entire face. 
  • Costume must allow students to take care of personal needs, sit in desks, and participate in school and classroom activities throughout the day, including shoes for PE/ recess!! 
Veterans Day Celebration Photos Wanted!

We will be collecting pictures of our military families for our virtual Veterans Day Celebration again this year.  No later than Monday, November 1st, please send us photos of your military families, pictures of service members in uniform from your immediate family, and/or any images that include Sangster students and families with the American flag to Jennifer Redford at [email protected].  We plan to use these in a picture slideshow during our Veterans Day Celebration this year.

For Our Military Families 

Did you know military offers several different childcare options?  They may not always be available in our area, but it's good to know just in case. They offer Family child care homes as an alternative to day care or the CDC. The family childcare, or FCC, programs operate with certified childcare professionals known as FCC providers. Providers offer care for infants and children up to age 12 in their homes, located on or off an installation. FCC providers typically offer a flexible schedule to support parents with a variety of care needs, including full-day, part-day and school-year care, summer camp and, in some cases, 24/7 and extended care.

Military One Source - Child Care Options

Is your family a Guard, Reserve or a Wounded Warrior Family?  Have you heard of Our Military Kids?  The provide mini grants to military-connected kids for the "fun things" and extra-curricular activities like soccer, music lessons and more. 

Our Military Kids 

Wellness Wednesdays & Sangster Spirit Day Fridays

Happy and healthy students and staff continues to be a focus at Sangster.  Now more than ever, it’s important that our students learn and practice skills and habits that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a school community we want our staff and students to have self-care strategies and routines that they can use throughout the school day and beyond!  We are happy to announce two new spirit days that we encourage everyone to take part in. First, Wellness Wednesdays will give staff and students a chance to build both physical and mental wellness routines such as calm breathing and walking a few extra laps around the track at recess.  Teachers will share new ideas and strategies with students along the way, and of course, athletic wear on Wednesdays is encouraged!  Secondly, let’s show our Sangster pride every Friday by wearing Sangster Spirit Wear OR by our school colors – blue and yellow.  Let’s take care of ourselves, each other, and our nest!

FCPS Parent Resource Center Free and Confidential Consultations

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

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

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or [email protected].

Updated Health Information

With the cold and flu season upon us, the likelihood your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms will increase. We appreciate everyone doing their part by not sending students to school while sick. While we follow the necessary COVID mitigation strategies, we also want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. Starting yesterday, Monday, October 4, FCPS has revised our required protocols related to the return to school following a trip to the care room. The Return to School form that was previously used is no longer needed for students sent home from the care room. We will now follow the guidelines below.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school, which is different from the process above.

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Information Meeting

There will be a Sangster AAP Level IV Screening and Identification meeting held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00pm.  A link to the meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date. At the meeting, parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program for the 2022-2023 school year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Level IV referral forms are due by December 15, 2021. Referrals will not be accepted after the deadline.

Referral form:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Biberaj, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at  [email protected]

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

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms – Complete ASAP in WeCare

As the school year begins, it is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated as soon as possible.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information at the link below!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

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 Oct 17, 2021

This week’s character strength is Forgiveness. This means that you accept that people make mistakes and forgive those who have done wrong. Forgiveness is the ability to move past being injured, and allow yourself to reconcile with the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can often be seen as a selfless act, but it also carries many benefits for those who practice it. Those who demonstrate forgiveness have the ability to move forward after someone has hurt them. Forgiveness is often rooted in the idea that all people are valuable and worthy of a second chance. Many who forgive have the ability to consider things from another’s 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: Creativity

 

 

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Sangster students participated in Wellness Wednesday this week! 

Upcoming Events

October 29: End of 1st Quarter

                     Character Day

November 1 & 2: Student Holiday

November 9: Fall Picture Retakes Day

Celebrate on Character Day - October 29th

To celebrate our school-wide love of reading and our curricular units on character, students are encouraged to dress up as a favorite character from a book on Friday, October 29th. Students should bring a copy of a book that includes the character they are representing. The book must be one that the child has either read or listened to an adult read. During the school day they will discuss the character they’ve chosen with their classmates, and they will describe how they are similar to and/or different from their book character. 

Guidelines for Book Character Costumes:

  • Characters must be school-appropriate and from elementary/age-appropriate books.
  • Costumes may not involve blood or other horror type elements.
  • No weapons or masks that cover the entire face. 
  • Costume must allow students to take care of personal needs, sit in desks, and participate in school and classroom activities throughout the day, including shoes for PE/ recess!! 
SR&R Reminder

Over the next several weeks, administrators will be meeting with students and classes to review SR&R policies and procedures.

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, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. 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.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. 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.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

Signatures are due by October 29, 2021

Wellness Wednesdays & Sangster Spirit Day Fridays

Happy and healthy students and staff continues to be a focus at Sangster.  Now more than ever, it’s important that our students learn and practice skills and habits that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a school community we want our staff and students to have self-care strategies and routines that they can use throughout the school day and beyond!  We are happy to announce two new spirit days that we encourage everyone to take part in. First, Wellness Wednesdays will give staff and students a chance to build both physical and mental wellness routines such as calm breathing and walking a few extra laps around the track at recess.  Teachers will share new ideas and strategies with students along the way, and of course, athletic wear on Wednesdays is encouraged!  Secondly, let’s show our Sangster pride every Friday by wearing Sangster Spirit Wear OR by our school colors – blue and yellow.  Let’s take care of ourselves, each other, and our nest!

Veterans Day Celebration Photos Wanted!

We will be collecting pictures of our military families for our virtual Veterans Day Celebration again this year.  No later than Monday, November 1st, please send us photos of your military families, pictures of service members in uniform from your immediate family, and/or any images that include Sangster students and families with the American flag to Jennifer Redford at [email protected].  We plan to use these in a picture slideshow during our Veterans Day Celebration this year.

Updated Health Information

With the cold and flu season upon us, the likelihood your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms will increase. We appreciate everyone doing their part by not sending students to school while sick. While we follow the necessary COVID mitigation strategies, we also want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. Starting yesterday, Monday, October 4, FCPS has revised our required protocols related to the return to school following a trip to the care room. The Return to School form that was previously used is no longer needed for students sent home from the care room. We will now follow the guidelines below.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school, which is different from the process above.

Sixth Grade Youth Survey News

Students in Sixth Grade should have received a letter in their Thursday folders about the Fairfax County Youth Survey, which includes an- opt out form on the reverse side. The survey will be administered online to all Sixth Graders on Wednesday, November 17th. The parent opt- out letter and additional information can be found here:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey

The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, and misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, and questions about personal health will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.. The 6th grade version can be found here https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/SSAW-FFX-Youth-Survey-6.pdf .

For further questions please feel free to reach out to Paula Augenstein, School Counselor for 6th grade at  [email protected]

Opt Out of PTA Directory- Deadline October 15th 2021-22 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights.

In its Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices. Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. Parents with children at different grade levels should read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2021-22 Opt-Out Booklets.

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Information Meeting

There will be a Sangster AAP Level IV Screening and Identification meeting held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00pm.  A link to the meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date. At the meeting, parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program for the 2022-2023 school year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Level IV referral forms are due by December 15, 2021. Referrals will not be accepted after the deadline.

Referral form:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Biberaj, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at  [email protected]

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

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms – Complete ASAP in WeCare

As the school year begins, it is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated as soon as possible.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information at the link below!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

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 Oct 10, 2021

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

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

Next Week’s Character Strength: Forgiveness

 

 

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Sangster News You Choose 10-07-2021

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After investigating the life-cycle of ladybugs, our 3rd Grade scientists bid a fond farewell to their ladybugs this week. 

Upcoming Events

October 7: October PTA Meeting - ZOOM

October 8: PTA Reflections Entries Due to the Main Office

October 11: Student Holiday

October 12 & 13: Vision & Hearing Screening for Kindergarten & 3rd Grade

SR&R Reminder

Over the next several weeks, administrators will be meeting with students and classes to review SR&R policies and procedures.

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, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. 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.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. 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.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

Signatures are due by October 29, 2021

Updated Health Information

With the cold and flu season upon us, the likelihood your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms will increase. We appreciate everyone doing their part by not sending students to school while sick. While we follow the necessary COVID mitigation strategies, we also want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. Starting yesterday, Monday, October 4, FCPS has revised our required protocols related to the return to school following a trip to the care room. The Return to School form that was previously used is no longer needed for students sent home from the care room. We will now follow the guidelines below.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school, which is different from the process above.

Vision and Hearing Screening October 12th & 13th 

Vision and Hearing Screening will be held on Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13 for all Kindergarten and 3rd Grade students. If your child wears eyeglasses, please be sure he/she has them at school on these screening days. The purpose of screening is to identify students who need further evaluation because they have difficulty seeing the screening chart or hearing the screening tones. Parents will be notified by letter if screening results indicate that further testing is needed. Vision and hearing difficulties can interfere with learning. Prompt follow-up of a referral is recommended.  Please contact Sangster School Health Aide, Amy Friedman, at 703-644-8210 with any questions.

Opt Out of PTA Directory- Deadline October 15th 2021-22 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights

Fairfax County Public Schools wants all parents to understand its policies regarding surveys, records, curriculum, privacy, and related rights.

In its Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms (Annual Notice), FCPS provides explanations of the rights listed above as well as forms that may be used to exercise opt-out choices. Two versions of the Annual Notice are available—a grades K-8 version and a grades 9-12 version. Parents with children at different grade levels should read each applicable version of the Annual Notice because the notices and opt-out rights vary depending on the student’s grade level.

Get more information and view the 2021-22 Opt-Out Booklets.

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Information Meeting

There will be a Sangster AAP Level IV Screening and Identification meeting held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00pm.  A link to the meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date. At the meeting, parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program for the 2022-2023 school year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Level IV referral forms are due by December 15, 2021. Referrals will not be accepted after the deadline.

Referral form:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Biberaj, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at  [email protected]

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms – Complete ASAP in WeCare

As the school year begins, it is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated as soon as possible.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information at the link below!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

FCPS Cares

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

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs

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

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

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Monday, October 11, 2021

Two time slots are available:  10 a.m. or 1 p.m.  Sessions run 1-1.5 hours

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs    

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 Oct 3, 2021

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 Positivity Project Focus:  Integrity

 

 

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Sangster News You Choose 9-30-2021

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The PTA provided a special treat to staff this week in celebration of Sangster being named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Thank you to the PTA for this kind gesture, and thank you to all the parents, students, and staff who helped us achieve this extraordinary honor! 

Upcoming Events

October 5: AAP Parent Information Meeting (Virtual)

October 7: October PTA Meeting - ZOOM

October 8: PTA Reflections Entries Due to the Main Office

October 11: Student Holiday

SR&R Reminder

Over the next several weeks, administrators will be meeting with students and classes to review SR&R policies and procedures.

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, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. 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.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. 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.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheetand please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Spotlight on Sangster’s New Staff Members

Each week we feature two new Sangster staff members via our weekly newsletter and on Twitter so our community can get to know them better.  Welcome, Diane Lewis and Virginia Regan!

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Information Meeting

In this week’s Thursday folder, you’ll find an AAP fall newsletter with information regarding AAP levels of service, Level IV referral dates, and upcoming parent information meetings. An AAP Information that will address these topics will be held Tuesday, October 5th at 7:00pm. This meeting is not intended for parents of students already enrolled in the Level IV AAP Center.  The link to the Zoom meeting can be found below:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/94847502024?pwd=QlViZWdTU0R6Smp5ZXdGeTA2SzhPZz09

Meeting ID: 948 4750 2024

Passcode: 764396

October 7, 2021 is also the deadline for parents of students in grades 3-6 who are new to Fairfax County as of January 1, 2021 to submit a Level IV referral form. Students found eligible would be enrolled in Level IV in the second semester.

Referral form:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Biberaj, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at  [email protected].

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms – Complete ASAP in WeCare

As the school year begins, it is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated as soon as possible.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the [email protected] module. Please find more information at the link below!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs

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

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

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Monday, October 11, 2021

Two time slots are available:  10 a.m. or 1 p.m.  Sessions run 1-1.5 hours

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs    

Sangster's New Parent Liaison Position

We have a new position at Sangster – Parent Liaison. Welcome Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman to the Sangster family! This position can look very different, depending on the school. For this year, Stacy will be working closely with school staff to focus on ways to support military-connected families within our Sangster community. Stacy has an extensive background in community engagement, especially working with military families in public schools.  As an active duty spouse, Stacy understands the challenges of a highly-mobile lifestyle. She’s worked as a journalist for the last ten years covering topics relating to military life and school transition. She’s also the co-author of the resource guide book Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers. She recently hosted a webinar for FCPS’s Parent Resource Center on Military Families and School Transition.  Stacy has a rich and diverse history of family engagement apart from her experience working with military families. We are excited to welcome her aboard to support all of our Sangster families.

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 September 26, 2021

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

 

News from the PTA

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