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Thank you to our generous PTA for re-stocking PTA provided recess equipment!!

 

Mr. Rowader's class using our wonderful outdoor classroom space!

 

Sangster News You Choose

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Friday, October 18th - Field Day

Saturday, October 19th - West Springfield Pyramid Fun Run

Wednesday, October 23rd - 4th Grade Field Trip - Kennedy Center

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

Tuesday, October 29th - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Huntley Meadows

Wednesday, October 30th - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Huntley Meadows

Wednesday, October 30th - Impact Aid Forms Due

Wednesday, November 13th - Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness

 

  A Message From The Principal

 

Dear Sangster Community,

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Every student at Sangster participated in age-appropriate lessons with the school counselor as part of the health and counseling curriculum about how to be part of Sangster’s caring community, how to avoid bullies, how to recognize the signs of harassment and bullying behavior and what you can do if you encounter this behavior.

Bullying in the FCPS Students Rights and Responsibilities is defined as: “Any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma.” Bullying includes cyberbullying.

“Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, arguments, or peer conflict.  Part of elementary school is also learning how to navigate through normal conflict.  Our school counselors help students learn the skills needed to work through friendship challenges.  They often use mediation skills and teach students effective conflict resolution and communication skills to use with their peers when confronted with a difficult situation.

Throughout the year, students will continue to learn additional strategies to prevent and respond to bullying as well as learn strategies to cope with other challenges such as conflict, and mean or rude behavior.   The Clinical Team has worked with our staff and students on these topics as well as strategies for social-emotional wellness.  They will be sharing more information with parents at our next PTA meeting on November 14, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. in the cafeteria.  For more information from Fairfax County on this topic please visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/bullying-prevention-and-intervention.

Please feel free to contact me or our school counselors if you have questions.  As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.  You can reach me at (703) 644-8200 or LMReddel@fcps.edu

Sincerely,

Lisa M. Reddel

Principal

 

  Field Day is Tomorrow, Friday, October 18th

Volunteers Are Still Needed for 4th-6th Grades

Hello Sangster Families, Fall Field Day is tomorrow - Friday, October 18th. 

We STILL need volunteers to make this event a success

Your student does not need to be in grades 4-6 for you to help.

Please sign up at the link below.

4th – 6th grade – 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054BAEA62AA7FC1-sangster

If we cancel Field Day, you will be notified through a News You Choose (NYC) e-mail.  The rain date is Friday, October 25th.

Thank you for all of your support!  The only way Field Day can be successful is through the work of our wonderful volunteers.  We appreciate all that you do!

Kindly -

Mrs. Tuebner & Ms. Hickey

  Federal Impact Aid

Each year, FCPS is eligible to apply for federal Impact Aid grant funds, which are designed to assist local school districts that enroll federally-connected students.  FCPS anticipates receiving $3M in funds which become part of the school system's general operating budget and are critical to maintaining high standards for educational excellence.  Federally-connected students attend ALL Fairfax County Public Schools, so it is very important to provide these additionally available federal resources. 

Families will receive their annual Federal Impact Aid forms on October 24th.  For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30th. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Please check out this short video about how YOU can be a superhero. 

https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

 

2nd Annual Family Math Night

Sangster's 2nd Annual Family Math Night is this next Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a fun and engaging evening for the whole family as we explore the wonders of math together! Activities for students in all grade levels include: Math Games, Hands-on Activities, Problem Solving Tasks, Presentations for parents, and Take-home Games.  There will also be a chance to win prizes! The PTA is organizing pizza delivery for those interested, and it will be served from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Flyers came home in last week's Thursday folder with instructions on pre-ordering your pizza pies through Pizza Bolis. 

Please RSVP if you plan on attending Family Math Night via this link: Sangster's 2019 Family Math Night RSVP.

 

A Gentle Reminder

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

 

Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness

Want to learn what anxious students wish their parents and teachers knew? Learn how to help children manage their anxiety by coming to the Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness on November 13, 2019 at the West Springfield High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm with a free screening of the documentary ANGST at 7pm. An expert panel discussion follows the screening and information on school and community resources will also be available. The event is sponsored by local school counselors, school administrators, the FCPS Region 4 office and PTAs/PTSAs.

 

  Positivity Project - Week of October 21

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.

 

This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     Perspective

 

Next Week’s Character Strength:    Creativity

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, November 14th at 9:15 a.m.   We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

PTA Fundraisers:

Week of Oct. 21-25th, all day Monday-Friday - Chick-fil-A. Please mention Sangster Elementary School.

Nov. 19th, 5-9 pm - Chipotle.  Please mention Sangster Elementary School.

 

Pyramid Challenge "Fun Run" 2019 is THIS SATURDAY!

Saturday, October 19th, 9am-12pm

Irving Middle School

1/2 Mile Races: Kindergarten - 10AM; 1st Grade - 10:15AM; 2nd Grade - 10:30AM; 3rd Grade - 10:45AM

MASCOT RACE: 11AM - Come watch our Sangster Falcon soar!!

1 Mile Races: 4th/5th/6th Grade girls - 11:20AM; 4th/5th/6th Grade boys - 11:40AM

Please arrive one hour prior to your race start.

Suggested donation of 4 non-perishable items for ECHO (simply drop your items off at the big truck near the registration tables.) 

The forecast looks great! THERE IS race day registration! (T-shirt not guaranteed)

We are still looking for a 2020 Sangster Rep for this event.

Please contact Mary Beth Smith at jmbsmith17@aol.com for details.

 

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, October 10th - PTA Meeting, 7 pm

Monday, October 14th - No School for Students

Friday, October 18th - Field Day

Saturday, October 19th - West Springfield Pyramid Fun Run

Wednesday, October 23rd - 4th Grade Field Trip - Kennedy Center

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

Wednesday, November 13th - Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness

 

  Field Day - Friday, October 18th

Volunteers Needed

Hello Sangster Families, Fall Field Day is next week - Friday, October 18th. 

We STILL need volunteers to make this event a success.

Please sign up at the links below.

4th – 6th grade – 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054BAEA62AA7FC1-sangster

 

1st - 3rd grade - 1:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044CABAE2B0-2019

 

If we cancel Field Day, you will be notified through a News You Choose (NYC) e-mail.  The rain date is Friday, October 25th.

Thank you for all of your support!  The only way Field Day can be successful is through the work of our wonderful volunteers.  We appreciate all that you do!

Kindly -

Mrs. Tuebner & Ms. Hickey

 

2nd Annual Family Math Night

2nd Annual Family Math Night on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a fun and engaging evening for the whole family as we explore the wonders of math together! Activities for students in all grade levels include: Math Games, Hands-on Activities, Problem Solving Tasks, Presentations for parents, and Take-home Games.  There will also be a chance to win prizes! The PTA will be organizing pizza delivery for those interested which will be served from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Be on the look-out for information from the PTA about pizza pre-orders in today's Thursday folders.  Please RSVP if you plan on attending Family Math Night via this link: Sangster's 2019 Family Math Night RSVP.

 

Drop-Off Time in The Morning

Please remember that drop-off time in the morning begins at 8:50 a.m.  Thank you.

 

A Gentle Reminder

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

 

 

Digital Resources Permission Slip Due 10/11

Fairfax County Public Schools uses a variety of resources to support student learning. 

Some of the digital resources your child uses this year may require parental consent according to their terms of service and/or privacy policy.  FCPS takes your child’s privacy and security very seriously, and follows the guidelines set forth by federal legislation. 

Please sign the form that went home last week and return it to your child's homeroom teacher by TOMORROW, 10/11/19

  Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Left untreated, children with anxiety are at a higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social activities, and engage in substance abuse according to the ADAA. Learn how to help children manage their anxiety by coming to the Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness on November 13, 2019 at the West Springfield High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm with a free screening of the documentary ANGST at 7pm. An expert panel discussion follows the screening and information on school and community resources will also be available. The event is sponsored by local school counselors, school administrators, the FCPS Region 4 office and PTAs/PTSAs.

  Positivity Project - Week of October 14

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.

This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     Integrity

 

Next Week’s Character Strength:    Perspective

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is tonight, Thursday, October 10th at 7pm.   We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

Pyramid Challenge "Fun Run" 2019 is next week!

Saturday, October 19th, 9am-12pm

Irving Middle School

1/2 Mile Races: Kindergarten - 10AM; 1st Grade - 10:15AM; 2nd Grade - 10:30AM; 3rd Grade - 10:45AM

MASCOT RACE - 11AM - Come watch our Sangster Falcon soar!!

1 Mile Races: 4th/5th/6th Grade girls - 11:20AM; 4th/5th/6th Grade boys - 11:40AM

Please arrive one hour prior to your race start.

Suggested donation of 4 non-perishable items for ECHO (simply drop your items off at the big truck near the registration tables.) 

Pre-race registration is now closed, but there is race day registration! (T-shirt not guaranteed)

We are still looking for a volunteer to be the Falcon and for a 2020 Sangster Rep for this event.

Please contact Mary Beth Smith at jmbsmith17@aol.com for details.

 

2019-2020 Reflections: "Look Within"

Entries Due: TOMORROW - Friday, October 11

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.  Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the student's interpretation of the 2019-2020 theme: "Look Within".  

Students may enter one or more categories.  The categories are:

      • Dance Choreography
      • Film Production
      • Literature
      • Music Composition
      • Photography
      • Visual Arts  

Deadline for entries is at the end of the school day TOMORROW, October 11, 2019.  Entries may be dropped off in a box located in the front office.  

For rules and guidelines: https://vapta.org/programs/arts-and-education/reflections-top

Email Cherilyn at Reflections@Sangsterpta.org for further information.

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

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Sangster participated in National Walk to School Day on 10-2-19.  Please see additional photos below.

 

Sangster News You Choose

 

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, October 10th - PTA Meeting, 7 pm

Monday, October 14th - No School for Students

Friday, October 18th - Field Day

Saturday, October 19th - West Springfield Pyramid Fun Run

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

Wednesday, November 13th - Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness

 

  Field Day - Friday, October 18th

Hello Sangster Families, Fall Field Day is on Friday, October 18 and we need volunteers. Please sign up at the links below.

4th – 6th grade – 9:45 am – 11:30 am

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054BAEA62AA7FC1-sangster

 

1st - 3rd grade - 1:15 pm - 3 pm

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044CABAE2B0-2019

 

If we cancel Field Day, you will be notified through a News You Choose (NYC) e-mail.  The rain date is Friday, October 25th.

Thank you for all of your support!  The only way Field Day can be successful is through the work of our wonderful volunteers.  We appreciate all that you do!

Kindly-

Mrs. Tuebner & Ms. Hickey

 

 

Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness

Every child experiences anxious moments or phases. Learn when children need help to manage their anxiety by coming to the Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness on November 13, 2019 at the West Springfield High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm with a free screening of the documentary ANGST at 7pm. An expert panel discussion follows the screening and information on school and community resources will also be available. The event is sponsored by local school counselors, school administrators, the FCPS Region 4 office and PTAs/PTSAs.

 

Be On The Look Out For This Form

Fairfax County Public Schools uses a variety of resources to support student learning. 

Some of the digital resources your child uses this year may require parental consent according to their terms of service and/or privacy policy.  FCPS takes your child’s privacy and security very seriously, and follows the guidelines set forth by federal legislation. 

Please sign the form and return to your child's homeroom teacher by 10/11/19

 

 

Advanced Academic Program Information

If you were unable to attend the Advanced Academic Program Information meeting on September 26th, you may view the narrated PowerPoint via this link: Advanced Academic Information Narrated PowerPoint. Sangster will host another Advanced Academic Information meeting about the screening and referral process on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Redford, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jaredford@fcps.edu.

 

 

  Positivity Project - Week of October 7

This week’s Positivity Project focus is the Other People Matter 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.

 

This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     The Other People Matter Mindset – being present and giving others my attention

 

Next Week’s Character Strength:    Integrity

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, October 10th at 7pm.   We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

2019-2020 Reflections: "Look Within"

Entries Due: Friday, October 11

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.  Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the student's interpretation of the 2019-2020 theme: "Look Within".  

Students may enter one or more categories.  The categories are:

      • Dance Choreography
      • Film Production
      • Literature
      • Music Composition
      • Photography
      • Visual Arts  

Deadline for entries is at the end of the school day on October 11, 2019.  Entries may be dropped off in a box located in the front office.  

For rules and guidelines: https://vapta.org/programs/arts-and-education/reflections-top

Email Cherilyn at Reflections@Sangsterpta.org for further information.

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

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Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, September 26th - Advanced Academic Information Meeting, 7 pm

Wednesday, October 2nd - Walk to School Day

Thursday, October 3rd - 6th Grade Field Trip - Hemlock

Thursday, October 3rd - 1st Grade Field Trip - Cox Farms

Thursday, October 10th - PTA Meeting, 7 pm

Friday, October 18th - Field Day

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

 

  Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  This is the day for any regular walkers to walk to school.  Regular walkers will receive a flyer in today's Thursday Folder with more information.

  Field Day - Friday, October 18th

Hello Sangster Families, Fall Field Day is on Friday, October 18 and we will need volunteers. Signup genius information will be coming next week.

 

4th – 6th grade – 9:45 am – 11:30 am

1st – 3rd grade – 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

 

If we cancel Field Day, you will be notified through a News You Choose (NYC) e-mail.  The rain date is Friday, October 25th.

Thank you for all of your support!  The only way Field Day can be successful is through the work of our wonderful volunteers.  We appreciate all that you do!

Kindly-

Mrs. Tuebner & Ms. Hickey

 

Student Safety in the Morning and at Dismissal

Please help us with morning and afternoon traffic and student safety.  We have noticed speeding cars on Reservation Drive, cars making U-Turns in the middle of the street, adults on cell phones in the Kiss and Ride lane, and some drivers who are ignoring the adults outside trying to keep students safe.  Families who live in the neighborhood have voiced concerns as well.   Please obey all traffic safety laws.

All students at Sangster are considered a bus rider or a walker. 

If students walk to or from school, please remind students to cross Reservation Drive at the crosswalk with the crossing guard, not in the middle of the street.  

If you choose to drive your child to school or pick them up using Kiss and Ride, please help us with our traffic flow. 

Below are also some tips to help make Kiss and Ride a smoother and more efficient process:

  • If you are turning onto Reservation Drive from school property, please make a right turn.  When parents make a left on Reservation Drive, it backs up traffic in the Kiss and Ride lane. 
  • Please do not park on Reservation Drive between the No Parking signs or block driveways.
  • Our student safety patrols open car doors to assist students getting out of vehicles at Kiss and Ride.  The Kiss and Ride lane is only one lane, so please be patient and do not pass other cars.  This is for everyone’s safety.   
  • Parents should not get out of their cars in the Kiss and Ride lane.
  • Students should exit the right side of the car, closest to the sidewalk.
  • If you are driving your student to school, please do not drop your child off on Reservation Drive and have them run across the street.  Please use the Kiss and Ride lane, or walk your child to the school using the cross walk.  This is for everyone’s safety.     

Thank you for your assistance and patience when driving.

 

Advanced Academic Information Meeting

 

Advanced Academic Information Meeting – Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Sangster Cafeteria  

This session will provide further information on the continuum of services offered by the Advanced Academic Program as well as the screening and referral process. For more information contact Jennifer Redford, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jaredford@fcps.edu.

 

  Positivity Project - Week of September 30

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.

 

This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     Open-Mindedness

 

Next Week’s Character Strength:    The Other People Matter Mindset – being present and giving others my attention

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, October 10th at 7pm.   We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

Pyramid Challenge "Fun Run" 2019 Registration is due NOW

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is OCTOBER 1st to guarantee a t-shirt.

Paper registrations will be accepted until October 1st.

Online registration is available until October 1st at: https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2019-pyramid-challenge?fbclid=IwAR0p6IAF6puLYQGomxvJd04p_PRdnngUshjCaWqcgcFw-nt3WHlKlSWAag4

YOU ONLY NEED TO REGISTER ONCE (either paper or online.)

Saturday, October 19th, 9am-12pm

Irving Middle School

1/2 Mile Races: 10AM - Kindergarten; 10:15AM - 1st Grade; 10:30 - 2nd Grade; 10:45- 3rd Grade

MASCOT RACE - 11AM - Come watch our Sangster Falcon soar!!

1 Mile Races: 4th/5th/6th Grade girls - 11:20AM; 4th/5th/6th Grade boys - 11:40AM

Please arrive one hour prior to your race start.

This is a FREE event with a suggested canned good donation. Please see registration form for additional information. 

Please contact Mary Beth Smith 703-455-0375 for details.

 

PTA Membership  & Directory -

Remember to join the PTA and order your school directory. This year’s directory will have email addresses for your student’s classmates so that you can plan playdates, ask homework questions, and send out birthday invitations. Don’t miss out!

The directory is our only major fall fundraiser. These funds are used throughout the year for recess supplies, classroom materials, teacher training, technology expenses and more.

Follow this link to join PTA and/or order your directory. https://forms.gle/EkCAHsRXixiR6ZzW8

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

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

Attendance: 703-644-8282 | Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events

 

Friday, September 20th - Fall Pictures

Wednesday, September 25th - 1st Grade Apple Festival - Liberatore & Tenney

Thursday, September 26th - 1st Grade Apple Festival - Volpe & Buckles

Thursday, September 26th - Advanced Academic Information Meeting 7 pm

Wednesday, October 2nd - Walk to School Day - more information to come

Thursday, October 3rd - 6th Grade Field Trip - Hemlock

Thursday, October 3rd - 1st Grade Field Trip - Cox Farms

Friday, October 18th - Field Day

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

 

Sangster News You Choose

 

Dr. Branbrand visits Sangster

Dr. Brabrand visited Sangster last Friday, September 13, 2019.  Check out the video below to watch part of his visit with staff and students.

 

Professional Learning Communities at Sangster ES    

I joined a Collaborative Learning Team (CLT) to see how teamwork impacts student success.

Sangster ES is doing tremendous work around the Professional Learning Communities component of our Theory of Action. You'll recall that we rolled out the Theory of Action at this summer's Leadership Conference as a guide for how we will achieve Student Success and a Caring Culture.

Sangster has seen a 15 percent gain in the pass rates for students with special needs - an amazing accomplishment! Principal Lisa Reddel attributes much of that success to their CLTs. I sat down with the fifth grade CLT to hear how they work together to create a successful learning environment.

Please enjoy this short video and have a great week.

  Field Day - Friday, October 18th

Hello Sangster Families, Fall Field Day is on Friday, October 18 and we will need volunteers. Signup genius information will be forthcoming.

 

4th – 6th grade – 9:45 – 11:30

1st – 3rd grade – 1:15 – 3:00

 

If we cancel Field Day, you will be notified through a News You Choose (NYC) e-mail.  The rain date is Friday, October 25th.

Thank you for all of your support!  The only way Field Day can be successful is through the work of our wonderful volunteers.  We appreciate all that you do!

Kindly-

Mrs. Tuebner & Ms. Hickey

 

Student Safety in the Morning and at Dismissal

Please help us with morning and afternoon traffic and student safety.  We have noticed speeding cars on Reservation Drive, cars making U-Turns in the middle of the street, adults on cell phones in the Kiss and Ride lane, and some drivers who are ignoring the adults outside trying to keep students safe.  Families who live in the neighborhood have voiced concerns as well.   Please obey all traffic safety laws.

All students at Sangster are considered a bus rider or a walker. 

If students walk to or from school, please remind students to cross Reservation Drive at the crosswalk with the crossing guard, not in the middle of the street.  

If you choose to drive your child to school or pick them up using Kiss and Ride, please help us with our traffic flow. 

Below are also some tips to help make Kiss and Ride a smoother and more efficient process:

  • If you are turning onto Reservation Drive from school property, please make a right turn.  When parents make a left on Reservation Drive, it backs up traffic in the Kiss and Ride lane. 
  • Please do not park on Reservation Drive between the No Parking signs or block driveways.
  • Our student safety patrols open car doors to assist students getting out of vehicles at Kiss and Ride.  The Kiss and Ride lane is only one lane, so please be patient and do not pass other cars.  This is for everyone’s safety.   
  • Parents should not get out of their cars in the Kiss and Ride lane.
  • Students should exit the right side of the car, closest to the sidewalk.
  • If you are driving your student to school, please do not drop your child off on Reservation Drive and have them run across the street.  Please use the Kiss and Ride lane, or walk your child to the school using the cross walk.  This is for everyone’s safety.     

Thank you for your assistance and patience when driving.

 

Advanced Academic Information Meeting

 

Advanced Academic Information Meeting – Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Sangster Cafeteria  

This session will provide further information on the continuum of services offered by the Advanced Academic Program as well as the screening and referral process. For more information contact Jennifer Redford, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jaredford@fcps.edu.

 

  Positivity Project - Week of September 23

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

 

This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     Teamwork

 

Next Week’s Character Strength:    Open-Mindedness

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, October 10th at 7pm.   We hope that you can join us!

http://sangster.digitalpto.com/

 

Pyramid Challenge "Fun Run" 2019 -

Save the date! Pyramid Challenge "Fun Run" 2019 is coming up! 

Saturday, October 19th, 9am-12pm

Irving Middle School

1/2 Mile Races: 10AM - Kindergarten; 10:15AM - 1st Grade; 10:30 - 2nd Grade; 10:45- 3rd Grade

MASCOT RACE - 11AM - Come watch our Sangster Falcon soar!!

1 Mile Races: 4th/5th/6th Grade girls - 11:20AM; 4th/5th/6th Grade boys - 11:40AM

Please arrive one hour prior to your race start.

Look for the registration form in today’s Thursday folders! REGISTRATION DEADLINE is OCTOBER 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. This is a FREE event with a suggested canned good donation. Please see registration form for additional information. 

Please contact Mary Beth Smith 703-455-0375 for details.

 

PTA Fundraisers -

Wednesday, September 25th - Squisito 4-9 pm

Wednesday, September 25th - Sweet Frog 11:30 am - 9 pm

Please help the Sangster PTA raise some dough!  Wednesday, September, 25th from 4-9 pm Squisito will be donating up to 30% of sales, after dinner head on over to Sweet Frog for some froyo!  They are conveniently located right next door to Squisito!  Sweet Frog will donate 15% of sales all day!! 

Please remember to mention Sangster PTA fundraiser when purchasing at both restaurants.  We hope to see everyone there!  Look for our flyers in next week's Thursday folder.

 

PTA Membership  & Directory -

Remember to join the PTA and order your school directory. This year’s directory will have email addresses for your student’s classmates so that you can plan playdates, ask homework questions, and send out birthday invitations. Don’t miss out!

The directory is our only major fall fundraiser. These funds are used throughout the year for recess supplies, classroom materials, teacher training, technology expenses and more.

Follow this link to join PTA and/or order your directory. https://forms.gle/EkCAHsRXixiR6ZzW8

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Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, September 12th - PTA Meeting 7 pm

Friday, September 13th - Spirit Day every Friday! 

Friday, September 20th - Fall Pictures

Wednesday, September 25th - 1st Grade Apple Festival

Thursday, September 26th - 1st Grade Apple Festival

Thursday, September 26th - Advanced Academic Information Meeting 7 pm

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

 

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Advanced Academic Information Meeting

 

Advanced Academic Information Meeting – Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Sangster Cafeteria  

This session will provide further information on the continuum of services offered by the Advanced Academic Program as well as the screening and referral process. For more information contact Jennifer Redford, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jaredford@fcps.edu.

 

  Positivity Project - Week of September 16

This week students are learning about Curiosity.  Curiosity: You like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything. You come up with new and original ways to think about and do things.

What is a way that you show your curiosity? Please be sure to ask your student what they are learning about. Next week the students will be participating in lessons regarding the Character Strength Teamwork.

 

This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     Curiosity

 

Next Week’s Character Strength:    Teamwork

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is tonight, Thursday, September 12th at 7pm.   We hope that you can join us!

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PTA Membership  & Directory -

Remember to join the PTA and order your school directory. This year’s directory will have email addresses for your student’s classmates so that you can plan playdates, ask homework questions, and send out birthday invitations. Don’t miss out!

The directory is our only major fall fundraiser. These funds are used throughout the year for recess supplies, classroom materials, teacher training, technology expenses and more.

Follow this link to join PTA and/or order your directory. https://forms.gle/EkCAHsRXixiR6ZzW8

 

PTA Fundraisers -

Wednesday, September 25th - Squisito 4-9 pm

Wednesday, September 25th - Sweet Frog 11:30 am - 9 pm

Please help the Sangster PTA raise some dough!  Wednesday, September, 25th from 4-9 Squisito will be donating up to 30% of sales, after dinner head on over to Sweet Frog for some froyo!  They are conveniently located right next door to Squisito!  Sweet Frog will donate 15% of sales all day!! 

Please remember to mention Sangster PTA fundraiser when purchasing at both restaurants.  We hope to see everyone there!  Look for our flyers in next week's Thursday folder.

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

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Upcoming Events

 

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

Friday, September 20th - Fall Pictures

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

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A message from the Principal

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Day 7!  We are off to a smooth beginning of the school year. 

 

Absences

Please call the Sangster Attendance Line at 703-644-8282 to notify the school if your child is going to be absent or tardy.  The instructional day begins at 9:10 AM.  FCPS School Board regulations require verification of school absence.  Thank you for your assistance.

 

Free and Reduced Meals:  The Free and Reduced Meals Application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application    If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Booklets were sent home last week in Thursday folders.  The SR&R lays out the rules and expectations for students in Fairfax County Public Schools. Please take time to read and review the material in the SR&R with your child. Ms. Reddel met with all grade levels last week to review this information as well.  Please sign and return the signature page inside the front cover. The page specifies a return date of October 25th. We ask that you return the signature page by September 9th. We believe the sooner families and students read and understand their rights and responsibilities, the more successful they will be in school.

 

Lockdown Drills

In order to meet the requirements of the Amended Code of Virginia 22.1-137.2, lockdown drills must be conducted at least four times each school year.  On Friday, September 13, at 2:45 p.m. our students and staff will take part in the first of the four annual lockdown drills for this school year.  A real lockdown procedure is initiated in the rare event a high-risk incident (involving weapons, stranger intrusion, etc.) occurs in the school, on school property or in the vicinity of the school that could endanger the safety of the students and staff. Future lockdown drills will be unannounced. 

 

A lockdown requires that all students and staff remain in classrooms or other designated secure locations that are away from danger and that minimize access and visibility.  During the drill, signs will be posted on the entrance doors indicating the school is in lockdown.  No one will be allowed into the school at this time.  Similar procedures would be followed in a real situation.  Please take this into consideration if your child has an appointment scheduled for Friday afternoon on September 13.  The safety of our students and staff is a top priority, and the drill will help ensure that we are able to successfully manage crisis situations at the school.  Please note that this drill is for practice purposes only. 

 

Early Pick Up

If you are picking your child up from school before the end of the school day, please arrive in the main office by 3:30 PM.  It’s a busy time of day both in the classrooms and the main office.  Thanks for your assistance.

 

Birthday Treats

Parents may send special snacks to school to celebrate their child’s birthday with class members.  Please be aware of food allergies in your child’s classroom.  Please keep the following in mind:

  • Deliver the birthday treats to the main office, not the classroom.
  • Snacks should be small items that are individually packaged and prearranged with the teacher.
  • Please bring healthy snacks.
  • Glass containers should not to be used.

 

Questions about Transportation?

Call FCPS Transportation 703-446-2050

 

Parking in the Neighborhood

If you need to park in the neighborhood, please be kind to our school neighbors, park legally and do not block their private mailboxes and driveways.  Thank you.

 

Spirit Days Every Friday

Every Friday this school year is a “Sangster Spirit Day.”  Wear your school colors or school spirit wear to show your Sangster Pride.  Our school colors are blue and gold.

 

 

  Positivity Project - Week of September 9

This week students will continue to learn about the Other People Matter Mindset, which is the Positivity Project motto. This way of thinking includes knowing that your words and actions affect others, cheering others’ successes, being present and giving others attention, supporting others when they struggle, and identifying and appreciating the good in others. Find out more about this mindset by watching this video by Positivity Project co-founder Mike Erwin.

This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     Other People Matter Mindset

Next Week’s Character Strength:    Curiosity

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, September 12th at 7pm.   We hope that you can join us!

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Upcoming Events

 

Friday, August 30th - No School, Labor Day Weekend Holiday

Monday, September 2nd - No School, Labor Day Weekend Holiday

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

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

Friday, September 20th - Fall Pictures

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

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A message from the Principal

 

Dear Sangster Parents,

Happy New School Year!  We are off to a great start.

This year we will continue to send a News You Choose message every Thursday with school updates.  We’ll keep our emails to a minimum and will not send emails on other days schoolwide unless needed for essential purposes.

Below are a few announcements and gentle reminders at the beginning of the school year:

Emergency Care Cards & Health Forms

Thank you for returning your completed emergency care card and health form.  If you have not done so yet, please do so ASAP.

 

No School on Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2 – Labor Day is a holiday weekend.  See you on Tuesday, September 3

 

PTA Meeting

Our first Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 PM in the Sangster cafeteria

 

Visitor Sign-In

If you are entering the school building, please check-in at the main office with government issued identification.  This is for your safety as well as the safety of all students.

 

Evacuation Drills

We will have a fire drill every week during the first month of school and once a month for the remainder of the school year.  We also practice tornado and lock down drills throughout the year.

 

Morning Arrival and Afternoon Dismissal

Thanks in advance for your patience and assistance helping to make morning arrival and afternoon dismissal a smooth and safe process for everyone. If parents are walking students to school this week, students should be walking to classrooms by themselves.  They can do it! This helps foster their independence, even in kindergarten.  Our staff members and safety patrols are available to assist students throughout the morning arrival and dismissal process.

 

Kiss and Ride

All students at Sangster are considered a bus rider or a walker.  If you choose to drive your child to school or pick them up using the Kiss and Ride, please help us with our traffic flow.  Our crossing guard may only cross students at the cross walk. The following things will help us make Kiss and Ride a smoother and more efficient process:

  • If you are turning onto Reservation Drive from school property, please make a right turn. When parents make a left on Reservation Drive, it backs up traffic in the Kiss and Ride lane.
  • Please do not park on Reservation Drive between the No Parking signs.
  • Our student safety patrols open car doors to assist students getting out of vehicles in the Kiss and Ride. The Kiss and Ride lane is only one lane, so please be patient and do not pass other cars.  This is for everyone’s safety. 
  • Student should exit the right side of the car, closest to the sidewalk.
  • The Sangster crossing guard cannot provide traffic control for cars entering or exiting Kiss and Ride. Please call West Springfield Police Station at (703) 644-7377, dial 0 and ask for Supervisor, Lt. Krull if you have any questions.

 

Bus Loop

Please be mindful that the bus loop is also a fire lane.  Please do not park in the fire lane in case first responders are needed.

 

Parking in the Neighborhood

Please be kind to our school neighbors and do not block their private mailboxes and driveways.  Thank you.

 

Absences

Please call the Sangster Attendance Line at 703-644-8282 to notify the school if your child is going to be absent or tardy.  The instructional day begins at 9:10 AM.  FCPS School Board regulations require verification of school absence.  Thank you for your assistance.

 

Positivity Project

Sangster Elementary is a partner with the Positivity Project.  #OtherPeopleMatter.  More information coming throughout the year.   https://posproject.org/

 

Back to School Night (BTSN)

Grade K-3 will take place on Tuesday, September 3 from 6:00 – 7:45 P.M.

Grade 4-6 will take place on Tuesday, September 10 from 6:00 – 7:45 P.M.

Please remember that parking is always difficult, so leave plenty of time to park or walk.  At BTSN you will find out what your child will learn this year, what the teacher expects from your child, how the teacher will support your child and how you can contact your child’s teacher.  The parent partnership we have at Sangster is one key to the success of our students and has been an essential element of our school culture. 

The schedule for BTSN is as follows:

  • 6:00 – 6:45 P.M. Session I
  • 6:45 - 7:00 P.M.   Switch Sessions-Visit specialists, PTA clubs, and purchase spirit wear
  • 7:00 – 7:45 P.M. Session II (repeat of session I)

 

Sangster is a terrific school!  Thanks for all you do to support our students and teachers.  See you soon.

 

Superintendent's Welcome Back to School Videos


FCPS Superintendent Brabrand’s video message is available at the links below:
Spanish:
https://youtu.be/0wfkJITqNV8
English:
https://youtu.be/cdTHU4Cu0I4

 

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View https://fcps.blackboard.com/.  Account information is available at your local school or online at http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Elizabeth Payne, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at etpayne@fcps.edu.

  Positivity Project - Week of September 2

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project, a program 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.

This week and next week students will get started with the Positivity Project by learning about the Other People Matter Mindset, which is the motto of the program. Learn more about the Positivity Project and the Other People Matter Mindset here.

This Week’s Character Strength:     Other People Matter Mindset

Next Week’s Character Strength:    Other People Matter Mindset

 

 

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, September 12th at 7pm.   We hope that you can join us!

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Dear Sangster Parents,

 

Happy New School Year! 

 

We are looking forward to seeing you today, Friday August 23, 2019 at Open House from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. to meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, open a lunch account, and drop off medication if needed.   If you are unable to attend, don’t worry.  Open House is optional and an opportunity for you to informally meet your child’s teacher.  You will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher at Back to School Night (BTSN) and hear about the school year.

 

The first day of school is Monday, August 26.  School begins at 9:10 AM.  Supervision begins and doors open for students at 8:50 AM.

 

Please be sure that your child knows how they are going home each day (e.g. correct bus number, Kiss and Ride, walking home, or a specific meeting spot on school grounds to walk home together.)  Your child’s classroom teacher will be confirming this information with you at Open House.

 

Kindergarten parents – there will be a short information meeting on Monday, August 26 at 9:15 A.M. in the library.

 

We are looking forward to a fabulous school year!  

 

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

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Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

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Dear Sangster Families,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project (P2). https://posproject.org/. The Positivity Project is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength. The P2 calendar is attached to this letter. More information will be provided throughout the school year.

 

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

 

There are several dates to make note of coming up:

 

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

 

Friday, August 23

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

                                         in the cafeteria.

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

                                         in the cafeteria.

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

                                        in the classrooms.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

           

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Monday, October 14  

Monday, November 4 – Sangster parent conference days

Tuesday, November 5 – Election Day

Monday, January 27

Tuesday, January 28

Tuesday, March 3

Monday, April 13                   

 

Health Needs:

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

Lisa M. Reddel

Principal

 

 

Enclosures:

School Phone Numbers

Bell Schedule

Positivity Project Calendar

 

 

 

 

SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

7420 Reservation Drive

Springfield, VA 22153-1327

703-644-8200

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

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PHONE NUMBERS

 

 

MAIN OFFICE:              703-644-8200

 

ATTENDANCE:             703-644-8282

 

SACC:                            703-644-8260

 

Health Room/Clinic:    703-644-8210

 

FAX:                               703-644-8297

 

 

 

 

 

SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

7420 Reservation Drive

Springfield, VA 22153-1327

703-644-8200

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

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

 

 

2019-20 BELL SCHEDULE

 

9:00              1st Bell / Buses Arrive

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

                      they will be unsupervised.

 

9:10              School Begins/ Morning Announcements / Tardy Bell

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

                      avoid being marked tardy.

 

3:55              School Dismissal

 

4:05              Buses Depart

 

 

2-Hour Delay Schedule

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

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

 

3-Hour Early Release Schedule

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

 

 

 

2019-20 Positivity Project Character Strengths Calendar

 

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

 

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Message from the Principal

 

Dear Sangster Families,

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

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

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

 

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

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

          School Supply Pick up*

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

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

Monday, August 26 – First Day of school for Students

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

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

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

Lisa M. Reddel

Principal, Sangster Elementary

Fairfax County Public Schools

  News From the PTA

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

 

www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits  School code: SES001

For more information please see the attached flyer below!

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