Sangster News You Choose 11-11-2021

Sangster ES News You Choose

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Veterans Day at Sangster ES

Today students enjoyed watching Sangster’s Veterans Day Celebration video (link below), engaging with veterans during their virtual visits to their classrooms, and showing their patriotic spirit in a variety of ways. Thank you to all of our veterans! 

Veterans Day
VEterans Day link photo

Please enjoy Sangster's virtual Veterans Day Celebration!

Veterans Day 2

Upcoming Events

November 11:  PTA Meeting 7pm

                         The Meeting will be both Sangster Library & by ZOOM

                         ZOOM link:  Meeting ID: 856 4042 0577  *  Passcode: 8FQAe6

November 15-19: Sangster Bookfair 

November 23, 25, 26: Holiday- No school

lost & found

Friday Nov 12th: Last Chance to Check for Lost & Found Items! 

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. 

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.

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

Veteran's Day

For Our Military Families 

Happy Veterans Day! For our military families, check out the list of military discounts and savings this week.

Military Discounts for Veterans Day

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

Moving in the middle of a school year is common for military families and other highly mobile families.  Every few years your family may be required to move, possibly across the county or to another country. Relocating a school-aged child includes its own unique challenges and responsibilities. Military OneSource provides practical information on enrollment, placement and attendance, as well as other helpful intel you’ll need to successfully help your children navigate these transitions and build lifelong resiliency

If you need help planning your school transition, reach out to our Family Liaison, Stacy Huisman, for help. She can help ease the goodbyes and help with a few new hellos.

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 

Parent Resource Library

Did you know FCPS has large library dedicated to Parenting?  All books can be checked out in person or online.  The topics cover everything from power struggles in parenting to college planning. There are so many amazing titles and resource at your finger tips.

FCPS Parent Resource Library

Parent Resource

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!

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 Nov. 7, 2021

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.

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: Gratitude



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