10-31-19 Two Weeks at a Glance



Thank you to all who attended Family Math Night 2019!!  What a terrific time we had!


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Upcoming Events


Wednesday, October 30th - Impact Aid Forms Were Due

Monday & Tuesday, November 4th & 5th - No School for Students

Friday, November 8th - Dress as Your Favorite Book Character

Friday, November 8th - 2nd Grade Field Trip - Native American Museum

Monday, November11th - Veterans Day School-Wide Celebration

Wednesday, November 13th - Parent Night on Anxiety Awareness

Thursday, November 14th - Report Cards go home

Friday, November 15th - Fall Picture Retakes


Superintendent's Excellence in Equity Award

We are proud to announce that Sangster has received the Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award.  This award is given to schools to celebrate their progress and achievement in raising the bar and closing student achievement gaps.  Based on a careful analysis of Division SOL data, Sangster has earned a Level 1 performance for each reporting group and all gap group indicators in both English and Mathematics for the 2018-2019 school year.  Congratulations to Sangster on our outstanding performance.


Federal Impact Aid

Federal Impact Aid forms were sent out last Thursday, October 24th.  All forms must be signed, dated, and should have been returned by October 30th.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Please return a form for each student if you have not already done so


Sangster Book Character Day

We are celebrating our love of reading and the upcoming Fall Book Fair!  On Friday, November 8th please dress as your favorite book character and bring the book to school with you.  Make sure that it's a book that you have either read or listened to an adult read to you.  Please check the flyer that went home last week for additional information.


Veterans Day Assembly

Join us for our 8th Annual Veterans Day Assembly

Sangster has a long tradition of celebrating Veteran’s Day with the community.  Please mark your calendar for Monday, November 11th, at 9:30 a.m.  Anyone is welcome, weather permitting.  Please arrive after the buses have exited the bus loop at 9:15 a.m.

Grades 4-6 will participate in the celebration outside in our bus loop by the flag pole. 

Grades K-3 will watch the celebration streamed live into their classrooms. 

Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

The purpose of the celebration is to help raise awareness of our cherished values as a nation and help instill a strong sense of citizenship and patriotism in our students.  Every year Sangster holds this celebration as a reminder for our community of our country’s values, patriotism, tolerance and ability to have the freedoms we do today.

Teachers are also inviting Veterans and active military personnel to visit classrooms throughout the day.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in visiting.


Thanksgiving Lunches - Volunteers Needed

Thanksgiving lunch invitations went home last week. Please return your order and payment in the envelope provided by Wednesday, November 6th. Hope to see you there!

Please consider helping us with our Thanksgiving Lunches.  Thank you!



The Fall Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming!  Mark your calendars and get your shopping lists ready. The Book Fair will be open each day during the Thanksgiving Lunches. Our annual Family Night at the Book Fair is Tuesday, November 19th.  25% of our sales come back to Sangster ES so that the school can buy books and technology for our students.  We are excited to see you there!



Art Room Donations Needed

The art teachers are starting a fibers unit soon and would appreciate donations of the following items:

  • Clean cotton or felt fabric
  • Ribbons
  • Buttons
  • Clean baby food containers with lids
  • Scrap-Booking paper

Please drop them off in the office.

Thank you for your help!


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 November 4th

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.

This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     Bravery


Next Week’s Positivity Project Focus:     The Other People Matter Mindset-Knowing my words and actions affect others




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!



PTA Fundraisers:

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



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