10-10-19 Two Weeks at a Glance


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

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.



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



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!



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.


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