Sangster News You Choose 12-9-2021

Sangster ES News You Choose

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Calender Reminder

Dec 20-31: Winter Break.                                Classes resume on January 3, 2022. 


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Rising 7th Grade Special Education Information Meeting

Thursday, December 9, 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom 

Parents/Guardians of rising 7th grade special education students are invited to join Michelle McDaniel (Special Education Chairperson) and Kristin Girardin (MS Director of Student Services) on December 9th for this virtual presentation. Topics to be discussed include an introduction to the different levels of support in the middle school, the course selection process and timeline and the transition process. (Lake Braddock MS Special Education Information Night Flyer)

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 936 3906 5250

LB Band Children's Holiday Concert & Open House • Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m.

Lake Braddock Band program invites you to a special Holiday Music Open House. Enjoy festive holiday tunes, see the Marching Bruins 2021 Halftime Show, and listen to various small instrumental ensembles.  (View Flyer)

Advanced Academic Level IV Referral Deadline

Parent referrals for Level IV (full-time) advanced academics for students in grades 2-6 are due no later than December 15Referrals will not be accepted after the deadline. Information about the referral process may be found on the FCPS AAP website (  The referral form can be found via this link:

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


LBSS Curriculum Fair Site

Monday, January 3rd

This site is designed to be accessed by both parents and students. A parent presentation will be linked that will cover: academic advisement timeline, understanding course selections, tips for selecting and entering classes for your student, Lake Braddock schedules, routines and terms, Bruins Stay After Program and Lake Braddock counselor contact information. The site will be organized by department with materials and videos designed to aid in course selection. Each department will also have a Padlet linked for questions. The site will also include detailed instructions on how students and parents will enter their course selections.

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night at LBSS

Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 6:30-8:30 PM

Please join the Lake Braddock Middle School faculty on Wednesday, January 5th for an informative in-person event which will include opportunities to speak with teachers regarding courses, learn about elective classes, after-school programs and a tour of the building. Please note times below, based on last name.  (Lake Braddock MS Curriculum Night Flyer)

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM (Last Names A-K)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM (Last Names L-Z)

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum at Irving Middle School 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

For students – Students Tour of Irving (10 am to 1pm) Student will meet school counselors, tour the building and sample electives. 

For parents and students. Virtual Curriculum Night

To learn about core classes. Elective teachers will have open time for questions.

Yearbooks - EARLY BIRD Sale NOW! 

The early-bird yearbook sale is happening NOW! 

Order online at  with School Code: 13246522

Deadline for early-bird price of $16 is December 17th, 2021. 


Extra Strings Opportunities

Area Orchestra

Meets at LBSS on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., January 13-February 24. This event is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Students will perform a concert on February 24 at 7 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre. Cost: $10. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies. Register for Area Orchestra by December 10.

Strings Extravaganza

This is a one-day event on Saturday, January 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at LBSS, and is open to elementary strings students in the LBSS pyramid. Students will be placed in an orchestra based on grade and teacher recommendation, and will be conducted by teachers in the LBSS pyramid with High School student helpers. Activities include sectionals, rehearsals, games, lunch, and a concert. It is a fun day! Cost: $20. Cost covers t-shirt, pencil, music, supplies, lunch, snack. Register for Strings Extravaganza by December 10.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Mrs. Chou.


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 December 5, 2021

This week’s Positivity Project focus is the Other People Mindset with an emphasis on knowing that your words and actions affect others. You can ask your student about a time when they have had a positive impact on someone’s life through their words and actions.  


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: Self-Control

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


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!

Need to update Emergency Care Information and Health Information Forms?

Complete Updates in WeCare

It is important that Emergency Care Forms and Health Forms for your student be up-to-date at the beginning of each year and throughout the year.

Both of these forms are available for electronic submission by parents within the WeCare@School module. Please find more information by clicking here .



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