Springfield Estates ES News You Choose - February 9, 2024

100th day of school

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Date Reminders

  • February 12: Coffee and Conversation - The Healthy Use of Technology. 9:30am SEES Cafeteria.
  • 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 26 to March 1:  Read Across America Spirit Week.  See below for details.
  • March 2:  SEES Annual Book Fair.  See below for details!
  • March 5:  Student Holiday/School Planning Day. Presidential Primary Day.
  • March 6:  PTA Meeting.  6:00 p.m., SEES Cafeteria.
  • 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,

Greetings, everyone! As we reach the end of another exciting week, it's time to reflect on some special happenings at SEES!

Learning Beyond the Walls: February's PTA meeting was a fantastic success! We had the opportunity to showcase our incredible community partnerships with local businesses, ensuring our students receive enriching experiences beyond the classroom. A big thank you to our partners for supporting our young minds!

Kiss & Ride Reminders: A friendly reminder from our local police department: please be mindful of blocking driveways and roads during kiss and ride. Remember, following traffic laws keeps everyone safe. Let's work together to make drop-off and pick-up as smooth as possible!

Calling All PTA Superheroes! Our amazing PTA is seeking volunteers for several upcoming events. It's a fantastic way to connect with the community, contribute to your child's education, and have some fun! Join the PTA meeting next month to learn more and unleash your inner superhero!

Gearing Up for Middle School: Exciting news for our 6th graders! Representatives from Key Middle School visited us this week to prepare them for the upcoming course selection process. Remember, honors classes aren't just for a select few. If your child loves a subject and thrives on a challenge, encourage them to consider these options!

100 Days Smarter, Stronger, Soaring Higher! This week, we celebrated a momentous milestone: the 100th day of school! From fun activities to creative dress-up, our students enjoyed marking this achievement. Looking back, we can't help but be amazed at how much they've grown in just 100 days. They're not just smarter and stronger, they're soaring higher than ever!

Remember, these are just some highlights! To stay updated on everything happening at Springfield Estates, visit our website or follow us on social media. Thank you for being part of our incredible community!

SOARing High,

April Martin
Proud Principal

P.S. Don't forget to mark your calendars for next month’s PTA meeting on March 6th! It's an opportunity to connect, contribute, and make a difference for our students. We can't wait to see you there!

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.

From Our Family Liaison

Summer Camp Registration: Elementary Institute for Fine Arts, Tech Adventure Camp, Camp Fairfax and Rec Pac

Registration for two FCPS summer camps, Elementary Institute for Fine Arts (E-IFTA) and Tech Adventure Camp, opened February 1st.  E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for students who love to sing, dance, perform, make and create.  Tech Adventure Camp is a summer enrichment and exploratory program in career and technical education. Location, dates, class information and registration links are available at the following web pages: Elementary Institute for the Arts and Tech Adventure Camp. Tuition waivers for students who receive free and reduced meals are available.

Mark your calendars for Camp Fairfax (summer SACC) registration which opens March 12, using a staggered registration process. A sliding fee scale is available for income eligible families. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/summer/sacc. Rec Pac registration also opens March 12th. Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for rising 1st-6th graders. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Scholarships are available https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/recpac

Questions? Contact Amy Garcia, Family Liaison at ajgarcia@fcps.edu or by sending her a Talking Points message.

Read Across America Spirit Week at SEES!

SEES Book Fair - March 2

Free books for all