Springfield Estates ES News You Choose #52 - June 3, 2022

SEES Graduates 2022

We had a wonderful visit with our former students who graduated this year!

Date Reminders

  • June 7: PTA meeting, 5:30 PM (virtual).
  • June 9: SEES Spirit Day: Wear Blue and Gold! 
  • June 9: 6th Grade Promotion Ceremonies.
  • June 10: Last Day of School/Two-Hour Early Release. Students will be released at 2:05 PM. 
  • June 30:  Deadline to pre-order school supply kits via the SEES PTA for next year.  Details below. 
  • July 22:  School Tours for New Students, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM; Popsicles on the Playground, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. 
  • August 5: School Tours for New Students, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM; Popsicles on the Playground, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
  • August 18:  SEES Open House (details coming soon). 
  • August 22: First day of the 2022-2023 school year.  School hours at SEES next year will be 9:20 AM to 4:05 PM. 

Yearbook Orders

Pre-paid yearbooks were distributed to students today.  Please make sure that your child’s name is in their yearbook if they will be bringing it to school during the week.  We have a few additional ones for sale; the cost is $17 (exact change only or checks made payable to SEES).  To reserve one, send an email to Megan Brooks at mjbrooks@fcps.edu.  

Bus Transportation Requests for 2022-2023

If your child will be using a bus stop next year other than the one assigned by FCPS transportation, you MUST complete the Exception to Ride TR52 form (click here and scroll to the link for the TR52 form). This includes children who go to SACC programs at other schools or who are using a stop other than the one automatically assigned by FCPS (such as for child care). These requests DO NOT roll over from year to year and must be renewed at the start of each school year. Once the next school year starts, Exception to Ride requests are not considered until October so it is important to start this process now. If you complete the attached form and send it back to school by Wednesday, June 8, we will ensure that the forms gets to FCPS Transportation this summer for consideration for next school year. If your child will be using the stop assigned automatically by FCPS, you do not need to complete this form.

Medication Pickup

All medication stored in the health room must be picked up by a parent/guardian no later than 2:05pm on June 10. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is FCPS policy that medications must be picked up by an adult, preferably the parent or the guardian; it cannot be sent home with your student.

Student Placement for 2022-2023

As we work toward building classes for next year, we consider input from both staff and parents. If you would like to share information about the way your child learns or qualities in a teacher that you feel would help your student succeed, please complete this form by June 8, 2022. While we cannot honor requests for specific teachers, we do consider parents’ input about learning styles.

When completing the form, please follow these guidelines:

  • Share the qualities of a teacher and classroom environment that would best meet your child’s needs.
  • Let us know if you feel that your child should be separated from another student. We will take that request into consideration. Please remember that best friends do not necessarily belong in the same instructional group.

Please note: Because of enrollment changes over the summer, class assignments will not be finalized until mid-August.

Summer Reading Resources

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Enjoy the 2022 “Summer Reading Adventure” at the Fairfax County Public Library. The program runs from June 10th to August 12th: https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/reading-challenges/SRA-2022

BARNES AND NOBLE: Students in grades 1-6 earn a free book through the “Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program.”  Students can read eight books and bring their completed journal to a Barnes and Noble store between July 1st and August 31st: https://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our-stores-communities/summer-reading-program/

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL: Your child can go on a virtual summer road trip by reading books about the USA!  Activities, suggested titles, and other ideas for parents can be found here: https://www.rif.org/summer

These programs and our SEES Summer Reading Program will also be shared with students during library!  Happy reading!

From the SEES PTA

Last PTA Meeting Tuesday, June 7 at 5:30 PM:

  • New Officer Elections.   The slate of officers for next year is: 
    • President – Ashley Doss (current Vice President)
    • Vice President – William Samuel (bio on MemberHub)
    • Treasurer – Mike Buckner (current Treasurer)
    • Secretary – Megan Brooks (SEES Staff) 
  • New Bylaws Vote (posted on MemberHub for review)
  • Farewell to Outgoing Officers

School Supply Kits:  Our school supply lists for next year have been posted on our website.  Families can use these lists to purchase supplies on their own or order boxed supply kits online via the SEES PTA. 

To order online:  

You can order securely online now through June 30 and kits will be delivered directly to your home on or before August 12. 

  1. Go to educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter our school ID, SPR083 (3 letters/3 numbers)
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt. Tax will be charged at checkout.

Please note that the supply kits are the same for all program in each grade, except for 3rd Grade which as a separate list for AAP classes.  For questions, please contact Tanya House at seesptapresident@gmail.com.

Special Message from Outgoing President – Tanya Clay House:

SEES Parents and Staff – Thank you for the opportunity to serve SEES as the PTA President for the past 2 years.  We somehow managed to continue some of our work during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, still hosting meetings, staff appreciations for staff and bus drivers, Virtual Bingo nights, Virtual Black History programs, professional development for staff, and even in-person programs in 2022 with younger classrooms. We still continued to support our graduating 6 graders as well as providing a special treat for ALL students at the end of the year.  While this has been a challenging 2 years dealing with the pandemic, the PTA continues to be ready to support SEES parents, staff and students with the help of volunteers throughout the year.  I will continue to stay involved and hope others will as well.  Thank you all!

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!