Sangster News You Choose 11-4-2021

Sangster ES News You Choose

Presidential Blue Ribbon

Unifix Cubes

1st graders record how many unifix cubes it takes to create their fall pictures!

Upcoming Events

November 9: Fall Picture Retakes Day

November 11: Veterans Day / Early Release Day / PTA Meeting

November 15-19: Sangster Bookfair 

Federal Impact Aid Forms Due November 5th

Impact Aid forms were sent home in Thursday folders in October. Please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher by November 5th, even if your family is not affiliated with the military.

SR&R Reminder

Signatures are due now, please submit ASAP if you have not already.

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. There are two ways for parents to acknowledge that you have received the document:

  1. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.  E-signing for one child will suffice for all siblings within the household. Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.
  2. Download and sign the Parent Signature Sheet and please return the signed signature sheet to your child's teacher.

lost and found hat

Lost & Found

At the end of each quarter items from Sangster lost and found are donated to charity. Prior to donation, parents and guardians may check lost and found for items belonging to their children. This quarter, lost and found items will be made available for parents and guardians (only) in front of the school during the week of November 8th, from 8:45AM - 4:15PM. (*On November 11th items will be available 8:45AM-3PM)  Items not claimed by November 12th will be sent to donation. 

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Free and Confidential Consultations

The Parent Resource Center offers free, confidential consultations by videoconference and phone for families and FCPS staff.

Our professionals have extensive knowledge, training, and experience. We can brainstorm strategies and possible solutions to help you address your concerns. We are able to draw upon resources and support from FCPS, as well as community, state, and national centers.

We can help families and educators of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Contact us at 703-204-3941 or

For Our Military Families 

Did you know military offers several different childcare options?  They may not always be available in our area, but it's good to know just in case. They offer Family child care homes as an alternative to day care or the CDC. The family childcare, or FCC, programs operate with certified childcare professionals known as FCC providers. Providers offer care for infants and children up to age 12 in their homes, located on or off an installation. FCC providers typically offer a flexible schedule to support parents with a variety of care needs, including full-day, part-day and school-year care, summer camp and, in some cases, 24/7 and extended care.

Military One Source - Child Care Options

Is your family a Guard, Reserve or a Wounded Warrior Family?  Have you heard of Our Military Kids?  The provide mini grants to military-connected kids for the "fun things" and extra-curricular activities like soccer, music lessons and more. 

Our Military Kids 

6th Grade Sexual Harassment Lessons

The Sexual Harassment Lessons have been postponed until a later day. A new notice will be send out. For questions about the Sexual Harassment curriculum, please contact Paula Augenstein, School Counselor, at You may also go to the Sangster Schoology Course “All Parents” to review the course material.

Wellness Wednesdays &

Sangster Spirit Day Fridays

Happy and healthy students and staff continues to be a focus at Sangster.  Now more than ever, it’s important that our students learn and practice skills and habits that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a school community we want our staff and students to have self-care strategies and routines that they can use throughout the school day and beyond!  We are happy to announce two new spirit days that we encourage everyone to take part in. First, Wellness Wednesdays will give staff and students a chance to build both physical and mental wellness routines such as calm breathing and walking a few extra laps around the track at recess.  Teachers will share new ideas and strategies with students along the way, and of course, athletic wear on Wednesdays is encouraged!  Secondly, let’s show our Sangster pride every Friday by wearing Sangster Spirit Wear OR by our school colors – blue and yellow.  Let’s take care of ourselves, each other, and our nest!

Updated Health Information

With the cold and flu season upon us, the likelihood your child may be sent home from the care room after presenting COVID-like symptoms will increase. We appreciate everyone doing their part by not sending students to school while sick. While we follow the necessary COVID mitigation strategies, we also want our students back in the classroom as soon as they are well. The Return to School form that was previously used is no longer needed for students sent home from the care room. We will now follow the guidelines below.

Students may return to school when their symptoms have improved and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours, AND have at least one of the following:

Updated Health Information

Please note, if your child has been identified as a potential close contact or close contact to a positive case, your child will follow the guidance provided by the health department to be cleared to return to school, which is different from the process above.

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Information Meeting

There will be a Sangster AAP Level IV Screening and Identification meeting held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00pm.  A link to the meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date. At the meeting, parents will learn how to refer students in grades 2-6 for the full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Program for the 2022-2023 school year and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Level IV referral forms are due by December 15, 2021. Referrals will not be accepted after the deadline.

Referral form:

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Biberaj, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at

FCPS Cares

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our Sangster staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Emergency Care and Health Information Forms –

Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student are updated at the beginning of each year and throughout the year whenever there is a change to the information.

Both of these forms are required for all students for SY 2021-22 and are available for electronic submission by parents within the WeCare@School module. Please find more information at the link below!


Positivity Project

This year, Sangster will continue implementing the Positivity Project(P2). P2 is dedicated to empowering America’s youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. Every 1-2 weeks, students learn about a new character strength.


Positivity Project - Week of Oct 31, 2021

This week’s character strength is Perspective. This means you appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view. Perspective is also referred to as wisdom and is distinct from intelligence. People with this strength are sought out for advice because they see the big picture and can make sense of the world’s complexity. This strength of perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. Most importantly, they are honest and behave in an ethically consistent manner.

The site P2 For Families is available for connecting P2 to your home and you can learn more about the site here. Many of the slides are password protected and the password is P2 (case-sensitive).

Next Week’s Character Strength:  Bravery

Veteran's Day



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