Springfield Estates ES News You Choose - February 23, 2024

Black History Month Assemby

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Date Reminders

  • February 26 to March 1: SEES 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: Family Coffee & Conversation: An Overview of Elementary Advanced Academic Programs. 5:15 p.m., SEES Cafeteria.
  • 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,

I'm thrilled to share another week filled with exciting learning and community spirit at Springfield Estates! This week was a whirlwind of activities, each showcasing the incredible talents and dedication of our students, staff, and families.

Spelling Bee Spectacular!

Our annual spelling bee took center stage this week, showcasing the impressive vocabulary and poise of our students. The competition was fierce, with words becoming progressively more challenging with each round. In the end, three champions emerged victorious:

  • First Place: Anusha S., with the winning word “hitherto”!
  • Second Place: Hisham S., demonstrating exceptional spelling skills.
  • Third Place: Elizabeth A., proving her dedication and knowledge.

Congratulations to all our participants for their hard work and commitment to learning! A special shout-out to our champion speller, who will represent our school at the next level competition. We know you'll make us proud!

Celebrating Black History Month:

On February 21, we held our annual Black History Month assembly, a vibrant and moving celebration of culture, history, and achievement. The assembly featured a variety of performances, including:

  • Powerful songs and spoken word pieces by our talented students, reflecting on the themes of resilience, hope, and inspiration.
  • Original readings written by students, showcasing their research and understanding of important figures and events in Black history.

The assembly was a powerful reminder of the important role Black history plays in shaping our world, and the ongoing fight for equality and justice. We were all inspired by the passion and dedication of our students and staff in making this event such a success.

As always, thank you for your continued support and commitment to our school community. We are proud to be part of a SOAR-ing community!


April Martin
Proud Principal

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From Our Family Liaision

Please join us for a Family Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, March 6th from 5:15-6:00 pm in the Springfield Estates Cafeteria. The topic is, “An Overview of Elementary Advanced Academic Programs.” Ms. Donnelly, the SEES Advanced Academic Resource Teacher will present and answer questions.  Learn about the FCPS levels of services and how all students are provided challenging learning experiences. Please register here. Questions? Contact Amy Garcia, Family Liaison, ajgarcia@fcps.edu or send her a Talking Points message.

Operation Purple Camp is a free one-week overnight camp exclusively for military kids that creates a space for them to celebrate all the ways Military Kids Serve Too®. Both active duty and veteran families are eligible. Select a camp location near you and apply today! The application will be open until March 15. After March 15, you can apply and be placed on the waitlist. Two informational Zoom meetings on Tuesday, March 5, at 6pm OR 9pm will be held about the camp. There is also a virtual Operation Purple Summer Challenge, offering military families all around the globe the opportunity to connect, have fun, and try new things from the comfort of their home. Registration starts in April and is open to all who sign up. Questions? Email OPC@MilitaryFamily.org

Yearbook Orders

It’s time to order this year’s yearbook!  Prices start at $17.00. Flyers with details are in today’s Friday Folders.  Place your order online here; our school ID code is 5582424. The deadline for ordering is April 12, 2024.

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.

SEES Book Fair

SEES Spirit Week