11-14-19 Two Weeks at a Glance



Thank you to our Veterans!!  Please scroll to the end to see photos of our ceremony.


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Upcoming Events


Friday, November 15th - Fall Picture Retakes

Tuesday, November 19th - Family Night at the Book Fair

Tuesday, November 19th - Irving MS Level IV AAP Information Night

Tuesday, November 19th - Friday, November 22nd - Book Fair

Tuesday, November 19th - Friday, November 22nd - Thanksgiving Lunches

Monday, November 25th - FLE Parent Preview Night

Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th - No School



Federal Impact Aid Forms Still Needed

Please remember that all impact aid forms should have been returned and must be signed and dated.  We need 100% participation, even if you are not military affiliated.

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


Thanksgiving Lunches and Book Fair - Volunteers Desperately Needed


We still need volunteers to help serve Thanksgiving Lunches.  Please consider helping out another class's lunch.  Thank you for donating your time!



We still need volunteers for the book fair next week!! There are lots of open slots, so please consider helping out with sales, set up, or breakdown.  Thank you!



Fall Book Fair

The Book Fair is next week!  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 from 5pm - 7:30pm.  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!


Last Call - Outstanding Employee Nominations Due

The deadline has been extended to tomorrow, Friday, November 15th if you would like to nominate a Sangster employee to be recognized.

Every year Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) recognizes outstanding employees at all levels.  Once again this year, all schools in FCPS are encouraged to nominate an Outstanding Teacher, whose name will then go on to the pyramid level where a Pyramid Outstanding Teacher will be selected. Each of the five Regions will then select their Region Outstanding Teacher, who will serve as the finalists for the coveted FCPS Outstanding Teacher Award. 

Schools will also select an Outstanding New Teacher (a teacher within his or her first three years of teaching) and have the option of submitting nominees for the other school-based award categories: Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Leader (e.g. Assistant Principal), Outstanding Professional Employee (e.g. School Counselor, School-Based Technology Specialist, Social Worker, School Psychologist, Technology Support Specialist), and Outstanding Operational Employee (e.g. Office Staff, Instructional Assistant, Custodial Staff, and Food Service Staff).  Nominations for Bus Driver will be processed through the transportation department. 

We are asking you, the Sangster parent and guardian community, to help us gather names for this process. If you would like to nominate a Sangster staff member for any of the above awards, please send the name of your nominee and a short paragraph about him or her in an email to Tom Rowader, our awards liaison, at tjrowader@fcps.edu no later than Friday, November 15th.  All responses will be kept confidential.  If you are nominating a staff member for the Outstanding Teacher or Outstanding New Teacher award, please address at least two of the following award criteria in your submission to Mr. Rowader:

  • Instills in students a desire to learn and achieve • Understands the individual needs of students, encourages their talents, and fosters their self-esteem • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of subject matter and the ability to share it effectively with students • Fosters cooperative relationships and engages with their colleagues and the community • Demonstrates outstanding leadership

We are excited that we can recognize so many outstanding employees.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Tom Rowader at tjrowader@fcps.edu.  We would love to hear from you!


Irving MS Level IV AAP Information Night

Tuesday, November 19th, Irving Middle School will host their Level IV AAP Information Night at 6 p.m. in Barker Hall.  This is an information session for all 6th grade parents to learn about the program offered for students who are eligible for Level IV AAP services.  Irving staff will provide information and be available to answer questions.  Information from the program will be shared on the Irving website after the presentation if you are unable to attend.  https://irvingms.fcps.edu/


Emergency Care Information 

Please take the time to update your student's emergency care information at WeCare@school using the same credentials as for ParentVue. This will have us have the most current information for your child.

Here is the link:



Monthly Web Updates

November Monthly Updates are up on the Sangster website’s Features Page

Don’t forget to check out all the great things going on in classrooms around the school. Click here to go to the Features page and see.




Positivity Project - Week of November 18th

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.


This Coming Week’s Character Strength:     Gratitude


Next Week’s Positivity Project Focus:     Gratitude Week 2




Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, January 9th at 7 p.m.  We hope that you can join us!




Spirit Wear:

Show your Falcon pride by wearing your Sangster spirit wear!  Youth and adult sizes available.

Baseball tee - $20

Tie dye tee - $20

Tie dye sweatshirt - $30

Cash, check and PayPal accepted.  Interested?  Contact spiritwear@sangsterpta.org.  Orders will be delivered to your child’s teacher.

Thanks for helping to support the PTA!


PTA Fundraiser:

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



Sangster Elementary's 2019 Veterans Day celebration photos.




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