Springfield Estates ES News You Choose #40 - March 18, 2022

St Patricks Day :Leprechaun photo op

5th graders pose with our resident Leprechaun (aka Mr. Daniel) on St. Patrick's Day!

Kindergarten orientation

Date Reminders

  • March 30: Spring Pictures
  • March 31: End of 3rd Quarter/Two-Hour Early Release. Students will be released at 2:05 PM.
  • March 31: Kindergarten Orientation for 2022-2023. 
  • April 1: Teacher Workday. School will be closed for students.
  • April 1:  Deadline for placing yearbook orders. To order, click here (our code is 5582422). 
  • April 4 - April 8: Spring Break. School will be closed for staff and students. 
  • April 14: International Night (details coming soon).
  • April 20: Wear PURPLE for Military Child Appreciation Day!
  • April 21: Cardboard Challenge (details coming soon).
  • April 29:  PTA Event - Movie Night (details coming soon).
  • May 30:  Memorial Day Holiday.  School will be closed for staff and students.
  • June 10:  Last Day of School/Two-Hour Early Release. Students will be released at 2:05 PM.

Military Child Appreciation

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The staff at SEES want to honor military children and invite them to a breakfast on the morning of April 20th. Please fill out the information here if you are a military family so we can be sure to include your child. 

Safe  traffic guidance

SEES Street Traffic 

While the following guidance applies to all traffic near SEES, we are specifically concerned about the traffic violations happening near our playground on Meriwether Lane.

For the safety of our students:

  • Do not let children out of the car in the middle of the street. 
  • Do not double park or make multi-point turns in the roadway.
  • Do not block driveways. Parking is not allowed within 10 feet of driveways.
  • Do not block fire hydrants.  Parking is prohibited within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

Thank you for helping us to keep our students safe, reduce traffic congestion around our school, and be respectful of our neighborhood!

From our Family Liaison

The Family Engagement Survey was sent to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.  If you need assistance filling out the form, please contact our family liaison, Salima Intidame, at sintidame@fcps.edu. 

Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Lottery registration window opened Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications will be accepted.

For more information, contact Tamra Ferreira at tferreira@fcps.edu or 571-423-4532.

From Our PTA

In Search of Two People to Serve on the Nominating Committee

As part of the election process for officers for 2022-2023, our bylaws require that a Nominating Committee by formed. You do not need to find the candidates yourself, but act as a conduit through which the names are submitted to the PTA membership for election; you’ll provide an email address through which people can contact you if they are interested in serving on the board.  If you can help by serving on the Nominating Committee, please contact Tanya House at seesptapresident@gmail.com by March 28. 

Art to Remember has been extended until March 25 - have your child’s artwork placed on gifts!

Flyers were sent home with special paper. However, if you need paper, you can get more at school or use a regular piece of printer paper.  Have your child create their own artwork and the PTA will have it put onto different items, mugs, special picture frames, oven mitts, etc. for you to purchase for Mother's Day or Father’s Day! A great gift for your loved ones. For any questions – contact PTA Vice President – Ashley Doss at vicepresidentseespta@gmail.com.

Restaurant Night: Silver Diner in Springfield - Wednesday, March 23 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Families can place orders for pick-up online or dine-in at the Springfield location - either way 20% of proceeds will go to our PTA!  When placing the order, please make sure to mention you are there for Springfield Estates Restaurant Night. 

(UPCOMING) Whoo’s Reading – Fun online reading competition for students

(UPCOMING) In-person Movie Night - April 29


Upcoming PTA Meetings (all via  Zoom):

  • May 3, 2022 – 6pm – Nominations for PTA officers presented
  • June 7, 2022 – 6pm – Vote on new PTA officers

If you are interested in joining the PTA and/or volunteering please contact our Treasurer Mike Buckner at seeptatreasurer@gmail.com.  We could use your help to make sure we get to have fun activities for our students and to continue to support our SEES staff!