Springfield Estates ES News You Choose - February 2, 2024

Groundhog day

No shadows here! Mrs. McColl’s class is learning about the traditions of Groundhog Day.

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Date Reminders

  • February 12: Coffee and Conversation. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Details below.
  • February 14:  SEES Spirit Day - Valentines Day!  Wear pink, red, purple, or hearts
  • February 19:  School Holiday -  Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day.  School closed for staff and students.
  • February 20: SEES Spelling Bee. 5 p.m., SEES Cafeteria (student participants arrive at 4:45 p.m.)
  • February 23: SEES Spirit Day - Fantasy Friday! Dress as your favorite fantasy character (queen, king, fairy, elf, wizard, etc.)
  • February 29 to March 6:  SEES Annual Book Fair.  See below for details!
  • March 5:  Student Holiday/School Planning Day. Presidential Primary Day
  • March 14:  Math Night.  Details coming soon 
  • March 21: Spring Cardboard Challenge.  Details coming soon!
  • March 26 - 29:  Spring Break for students and staff

Notes from the Nest

In our SEES school community, we S.O.A.R., meaning that we demonstrate: Support, Optimism, Acceptance, and Responsibility.

Dear SEES Community,

As we wind down another productive week, I'm excited to share some highlights and look forward to what's next:

Attendance Accolades!

A standing ovation to everyone who participated in our Attendance Matters Poster Contest! Submissions poured in, brimming with creativity and a shared commitment to good attendance. Thank you for showcasing your artistic talents and reminding us of the power of being present in school.

Next week, the spotlight shines on our Eagles! They will get ready to cast their class vote for favorite poster design. Let's celebrate individual expression while reinforcing the importance of showing up, learning together, and supporting each other's success.

Black History Month: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

February dawns, ushering in Black History Month! This time of reflection honors the invaluable contributions of Black Americans who have shaped our nation's story. Throughout the month, we'll delve into enriching activities and discussions, expanding our understanding and appreciation of Black history and achievements.

On February 21, student work and performances inspired by Black heroes and historical figures will paint a vibrant and powerful picture (due to space limitations, we are only able to accommodate parents of performers to this event). This promises to be a learning experience that fosters understanding and celebrates the diverse perspectives that enrich our community. Thank you to Ms. Moman for spearheading this special activity.

As we step into the weekend, let's carry the spirit of S.O.A.R. and be supportive, optimistic, accepting, and responsible. 

Together We SOAR!


April Martin
Proud Principal

SEES Book Fair

The SEES Book Fair is coming soon!  This year the book fair will run from Thursday, February 29-Wednesday, March 6.  Students will go to the library with their classes to browse, and purchases can be made beginning Saturday, March 2 from 9am-noon.  This is a great opportunity for the whole family to participate in literacy activities, enjoy read alouds from our Reading Specialist, and check out our great selection of books! 

We need volunteers during the school day to make the event successful!  Please sign up to help via Sign Up Genius HERE!  Our volunteers help students find books and keep the display tables organized.

The profits from this event support the SEES library through the purchase of books, supplies, and equipment we need to enhance the effectiveness of our program.  If you have any questions, please contact our Librarian, Michelle Berkoski, at maberkoski@fcps.edu and our Reading Specialist, Megan Heffron, at mmheffron@fcps.edu.