1-9-20 Two Weeks at a Glance


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Upcoming Events


Thursday, January 9th - PTA Meeting

Friday, January 10th - 6th Grade Field Trip - American Art Museum

Monday, January 13th - MS Curriculum Night at LBSS - Snow Date

Wednesday, January 15th - 4th Grade Winter Strings Concert

Wednesday, January 15th - Rising 7th Graders Curriculum Night at Irving MS

Monday, January 20th - No School

Wednesday, January 22nd - PTA Science Fair Information Session

Monday & Tuesday, January 27th & 28th - No School for Students



Gentle Reminder

The bus loop is a fire lane.  Please park in our side parking lot or in our 15 minute parking spots when dropping students off or coming into the school. 


Rising 7th Graders Curriculum Night at Irving Middle School

January 15th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.is Curriculum Night at Irving Middle School for rising 7th graders. Please click here for a list of sessions offered throughout the evening. Please select the sessions that apply to your student or visit elective classes you would like to learn more about. Students are welcome to attend!


Yearbook Sales

You can order Sangster yearbooks online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com using Yearbook ID code 13246520.  Please place your order by February 21, 2020.


Rising 7th Graders Curriculum Night at Lake Braddock SS and Course Selection

Snow Date: January 13: Curriculum Night


This is the time to hear about the courses offered at Lake Braddock and have time to speak to Teachers about their classes.

We will break the night into two sessions:

  • 6:30-7:15 PM
    • Parents report to the Cafeteria for a Curriculum Presentation
    • Students report to the Little Theatre for a Class of 2026 Pep Rally
  • 7:15-8:30 PM Curriculum Fair in the Gym

Friday, January 17: Course Selection Presentation for Students

This is the time middle school counselors will visit the Sangster and provide students with the information they will need to complete their course selection sheet. This event will take place during the school day and is for students only.


Advanced Academic Program Level IV Referral Deadline – January 9, 2020

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for referring students in Grades 2-7 for AAP full-time Level IV consideration is due no later than January 9, 2020.  Parents are welcome to submit early, but no late referrals will be accepted.  We advise parents not to wait for pending abilities test scores if they would like their student screened. While the Grade 2 screening pool casts a starting point for screening some students, test scores are only one factor in the eligibility decision. If you would like more information about Level IV AAP services or the screening process for Level IV, there are two parent presentations available on the AAP public website  that have the same information that was shared at our local school information meetings. The Level IV Referral Form and Parent Questionnaire can be also be found on the AAP public website. Referrals can be submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Jennifer Redford, at any time up through January 9.  Referrals can be dropped off at the front office by 4 PM (Attn: Jennifer Redford) or sent via email (jaredford@fcps.edu).




Positivity Project - Week of January 13th

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.


This Upcoming Week's Character Strength:     Prudence


Next Week's Positivity Project Focus:     Perseverance




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



Science Fair Information Night

Wednesday, January 22nd from 5pm - 7:30pm in Sangster's lobby.

Do you need help choosing a project or have questions about the Science Fair? Stop by the lobby and receive help with any aspect of the March 26th Science Fair.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Sangsterscience2020@gmail.com


PTA Directory Sales

If you have purchased a PTA School Directory, you should have received it in December before break.  If you are still interested in purchasing one, please follow this link:


Any questions should be emailed to:



PTA Fundraisers

Jan. 22nd, 4-8 pm - Panera.  6230 W Rolling Rd.  Please mention Sangster Elementary School.



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