Sangster News You Choose 3-24-2022

Sangster ES News You Choose

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Upcoming Events

  • March 29 -  Rising Kindergarten Kindergarten Orientation @ 6:30 pm
  • March 31 -  End of the Third Quarter (Two Hour Early Release)
  • April 1     -  Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
  • April 4-8  -  Spring Break
  • April 19   -   Field for Grades 1-6

See the complete 2021-2022 school year calendar.

Calendar Reminder: Early Dismissal on March 31 and Student Holiday on April 1; Spring Break Is April 4-8

Calendar Reminder


As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, March 31, the last day of the third quarter. Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All Students Coming Soon!

We are excited to share a great opportunity that is available to all FCPS students! Your child will soon have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing your student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. 

Tutoring Program Details:

  • Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is completely optional.
  • Students will use the same FCPS-sponsored platforms they are familiar with for online learning.  
  • The tutors employed by do not work for Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • All tutors must pass a thorough background check conducted by and meet federal and state requirements (aligned to FCPS practice).  
  • FCPS school staff do not participate in the online tutoring sessions between a student and their tutor.
  • FCPS does not assume responsibility for supervision during tutoring sessions.
  • For the purposes of safety and security, every tutoring session is recorded, and transcripts are available (up to 6 months) for students, parents and FCPS staff to review if needed.

Visit our online tutoring services website for additional information and responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Opt-Out Information

Students will be able to access through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022. Your student will automatically have access to the tutoring service unless you submit an opt-out request. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.  Directions for opting out can be found on the Online Tutoring Services website. If you are unable to opt-out via ParentVUE, submit the hard copy form that will be sent home by your school. You may also opt your student out of tutoring service at a later date via ParentVUE or by submitting a request to your student's school.

Kinder Orientation

Kindergarten Registration for SY2022-23

Kinder 22


We are starting to make preparations for the 2022-23 academic year. Children who will be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2022 are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Sangster next school year, and you have not already been in contact with our registrar, Jackie Balough, please complete this survey and return it to the school via email to:

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Sangster. Feel free to pass this form along, or have neighbors with rising kindergarteners call the office at 703-644-8200 to be added to our kindergarten mailing list. Registration information will be provided to all families who complete and return this survey. If preferred, you may request a mailed packet of registration forms by calling the office or emailing our registrar.

A child’s record of immunization, physical examination (within 12 months prior to entering kindergarten), proof of residency, and original birth certificate must be submitted when registering the child.  For more information regarding kindergarten registration, you may visit the Fairfax County Public Schools’ website at

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 31, 2022.

April is Month of the Military Child

2022 MilKid


April is around the corner and Sangster is busy planning to Purple Up during the Month of the Military Child.  The official day FCPS will be celebrating is Wednesday, April 20.  However, Sangster will recognize the month with the activities below following Spring Break:

  • Service Stars Display throughout the school.
  • Displays and Decoration for Month of the Military Child 
  • Sprit Week 18-20 (FCPS Wide)
  • April 20th – Purple UP Day.   Wear Purple to show your support for military kids.
  • Purple Thank You Notes
  • Student Ambassadors present “Facts about Milkids” segment on WHSE weekly news
  • Parent Workshop – “Military Connected Students and School Transition: Tips on how to support students through school transition.”
  • Library Book Display

District-wide Events/Activities also include:

  • FCPS is hosting a series of events during the week of April 18-22 including school board recognition April 20, mini documentaries of military kids in the district, and district wide spirit week.
  • FCPS has designed shirts for teachers, staff, parents and students can purchase from Custom Ink.  FCPS Purple UP T-shirt

If you are interested in helping with MOMC celebrations, contact Stacy Huisman, Family Liaison at

Sangster's Spring Carnival is back!

Carnival 2022

Attention LBSS Rising 7th Graders!

2022 LBSS

Order your yearbook today!

Yearbook sales are happening NOW! Order online at  with School Code: 13246522  Packages start at $18. The deadline to order yearbooks is April 15, 2022. 

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 Mar 20, 2022

This week’s character strength is Humor. You show this strength when you like to laugh and bring smiles to others. For individuals, humor has important health benefits, both mental and physical. Humor stretches the mind to look at things from different perspectives, keeping people mentally agile and alert. Making people laugh also produces positive emotions and happiness for the initiator. And, when people are on the receiving end of humor, they also receive many benefits. Scientists have shown that laughter reduces stress, promotes connection with other people, and can even improve focus. Laughter is contagious and bonds us to other people.

.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: Other People Mindset - identifying and appreciating the good in others.



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