2-20-20 Two Weeks at a Glance


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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, February 25th - 5th Grade Field Trip - Children's Science Center

Friday, February 28th - 4th Grade Virginia Studies Day

March 2nd - March 6th - National Reading Week & Spirit Week

Monday, March 2nd - Wear Your Favorite Color

Tuesday, March 3rd - No School for Students

Wednesday, March 4th - Wear the Name of a Place

Thursday, March 5th - Wear Something with Stars

Friday, March 6th - Wear Your Favorite PJs



Tdap Notice for Parents of 6th Graders

Virginia Law requires that all students entering 7th grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.

In order for your child to begin 7th grade you will need to submit a copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school on August 25, 2020.  It is recommended that all paperwork is submitted to the school office by June 12, 2020.

NOTE: After June 12th, 2020,  T-dap Documentation will need to be delivered directly to Lake Braddock MS or Irving MS.


Gentle Reminder

All students must be in their seats by the 9:10 a.m. bell.  If your child is running late, an adult must bring them into the office and sign them in.


Kindergarten Orientation

There will be a Kindergarten Orientation for both parents and students at Sangster Elementary School on Wednesday, April 1st at 6PM.  We encourage parents to schedule a registration appointment prior to the Orientation.  Please call 703-644-8203 or email mthoelscher@fcps.edu for an appointment.  Please share this information with any parent of a rising Kindergarten child in your neighborhood that may not have a child currently at Sangster.


Reading Adds Color to Our Lives!

Help Sangster celebrate our love of reading during the week of March 2-6! Events will include a student bookmark design contest (due March 6th), book-themed spirit days, and classroom guest readers!  Look for more detailed information in today's Thursday Folder.


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.


February Monthly Updates

February 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 February 24th

This week’s character strength is Enthusiasm. Those who possess this strength approach life with excitement and energy and energize people around them. This strength often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups. These people are often identified as early leaders and innovators as a result of their outward excitement about a task or project. People with enthusiasm and zest are happy, but this strength goes beyond happiness or pleasure. It is an activated positive energy, and associated with self- realization and autonomy. For individuals, zest and enthusiasm are easily identifiable and highly desirable personality traits. We feel good when we are energized by an activity or opportunity – and we like to spend time with people who are excited about life. Those who demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm are more likely to complete tasks and exceed minimum requirements as a result of their passion.


This Upcoming Week's Character Strength:     Zest/Enthusiasm


Next Week's Character Strength:     Other People Matter Mindset with an emphasis on cheering others' successes




Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings are usually held the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is Thursday, March 12th at 9:15 a.m.  We hope that you can join us!



Sangster PTA Spirit Wear Online Sale



Visit: https://www.customink.com/g/txh0-00c3-wewt to place your order

  • All proceeds go directly to the Sangster PTA
  • Sizing available from youth small through adult 4XL
  • Orders can be delivered to your home or to your child’s classroom
  • Online sales close February 27, 2020
  • Items will be delivered by March 13, 2020
  • Questions? Email spiritwear@sangsterpta.org


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