Springfield Estates ES News You Choose -March 22, 2024

Spring Break for SEES

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Date Reminders

  • March 25 - 29: Spring Break for students and staff. Our school and offices will be closed. 
  • April 1 - 2: School planning days. School is closed for students. 
  • April 2: Kindergarten Orientation. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • April 3:  PTA meeting and Family Service Project.  6 p.m., SEES Cafeteria, Details coming soon.
  • April 9: Spring Pictures.  Order forms are in today's Friday Folder. Our school code is EVT92JK6R. 
  • April 10:  School Holiday -  Eid al Fitr.  School is closed for staff and students. 
  • April 12:  Deadline for ordering yearbooks.  Prices start at $17.00.  Place your order online here; our school ID code is 5582424. 
  • April 16:  6th Grade Panoramic Photo Day.  Order forms are in today's Friday Folder. Our school code is MJ083030T0. 
  • April 17:  Purple Up Day.  Wear purple to support military children.
  • April 18: Family Coffee and Conversation. 9:30am., SEES Cafeteria, Resources and Connections: Supporting students who have learning challenges, special needs and disabilities.
  • April 20:  Beautification Day.  Details coming soon. 
  • April 25:  Heritage Night.  Details coming soon.

Notes from the Nest

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

Cardboard Challenge

Dear SEES Community,

What a whirlwind week it's been at Springfield Estates, Eagles! We're soaring high with excitement as we close out a fantastic third quarter and prepare for a well-deserved Spring Break

Cardboard Challenge

This week, we witnessed incredible teamwork and creativity at our annual Cardboard Challenge! Family teams collaborated on amazing cardboard creations around the theme of, “What would an alien do over Spring Break?”  The cafeteria was full with laughter, friendly competition, and maybe some fun mayhem from Mrs. “Mayhem” Martin. It was truly a sight to behold, and a testament to the strong sense of community we share here at SEES

A Gentle Reminder: As a heads-up, next week marks Spring Break! School and offices will be closed from March 25 to March 29, giving everyone a chance to recharge and spend quality time with loved ones.  

We are incredibly proud of all our students' accomplishments this quarter. They've tackled challenging concepts, grown as individuals, and demonstrated the true meaning of SOARing (Supportive, Optimistic, Accepting, Responsible) every step of the way.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back refreshed and ready to learn on April 3, 2024. Until then, enjoy a relaxing and joyful Spring Break, Eagles!


April Martin

Proud Principal

P.S. Don't forget to follow us on social media for daily updates and photos! https://www.facebook.com/seeseagles and https://twitter.com/SEESr3

From Our Family Liaison & PTA

Family Engagement Survey

Have 10 minutes before March 22? Now is your chance to give feedback on your school's welcoming environment, communication, volunteer opportunities, and more. Take the Family Engagement Survey before it closes on Friday: https://bit.ly/FESURVEY2024

April PTA Meeting and Family Service Project

Please join us for the April PTA Meeting and Family Service Project on Wednesday, April 3 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Cafeteria. For the service project we will be supporting Operation Appreciation, a program of the Blue Star Families Organization. Students of all ages will write (or color) cards of thanks for our Service Members, Veterans and their families. All materials will be provided.*All children must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Contact Amy Garcia, Family Liaison, ajgarcia@fcps.edu

2024-2025 PTA Board

The SEES PTA is seeking board member nominations for the 2024-2025 school year. Our board consists of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.  If you are interested in serving, please reach out to Amy Garcia (ajgarcia@fcps.edu) or Alexia O'Neill (alexis.oneill@hey.com).  


Traffic concerns

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Police Department, we are sending out the following guidelines. Please remember that our school is situated in a neighborhood, and drivers must adhere to the traffic rules and regulations in place.

Thank you for helping us to keep our students safe, reduce traffic congestion around our school, and be respectful of our neighborhood!

Families choosing to travel to SEES by car MUST use our Kiss & Ride Line.  

  • Students cannot be dropped-off/picked-up on the street in front of or behind the school.
  • Students cannot be let out of the car in the middle of the street.
  • Drivers cannot double-park, especially on Meriwether Lane.
  • Do not block driveways at any time. Parking is not allowed within 10 feet of driveways.
  • Do not park next to the yellow curb in the bus loop directly in front of SEES. These areas are reserved as bus-loading/unloading zones.
  • See the section below for details on using Kiss & Ride at SEES. 


  • All walkers use Door #7. 
  • Door #7 is only staffed until 9:20 am for arrivals. If you arrive after that time, please escort your child to Door #1 at the front of the school. 
  • All Kindergarteners must be met and walked home with a family member who is 16 years of age or older.  All other walkers should walk home immediately after leaving the building. 
  • Children who leave school as ‘’walkers’’ are considered to be walking directly home and are not supervised once they exit the building. Children may not leave as a ‘walker’ to then meet a parent at a car parked in our neighborhood. 

Kiss & Ride

  • Students using Kiss & Ride are dismissed to our cafeteria where they are supervised until called out to their car. 
  • Our Kiss & Ride line operates from Deepford Street (behind SEES) – turn into our side parking lot and follow the car line/instructions.  Kiss & Ride is staffed until 9:20 am in the mornings and begins to shut down around 4:15 pm in the afternoon.  
  • Drivers remain in the car at all times. Please do not pass other cars in the Kiss & Ride line at any time unless directed by a staff member.  Your SEES Kiss & Ride Car Tag must be displayed on your rearview mirror. Please pull forward as directed by staff.  Students will be called by number when parents arrive in the Kiss & Ride line to pick them up.
  • Children enter and exit on the right (passenger) side of the vehicle. 
  • If you arrive by car after school starts, please park in a designated parking spot and bring your student to our main entrance (Door #1) and sign them in at the front office.  Do not drop them off at our main entrance as this is our bus loop. 

Bus Riders

  • Families should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the listed pick-up time.  PreK and Kindergarten riders must be met by an authorized guardian. 
  • Transportation can be reached directly at 703-446-2150.
  • Daily bus delays are listed at www.busdelay.fcps.edu.
  • Families can sign up for the FCPS Here Comes the Bus App to receive real-time bus location information.  Search ‘’Here Comes the Bus’’ at FCPS.edu for details. 

Same Day Dismissal Changes

Same day dismissal changes, including planned early pick-ups of students, must be communicated to the front office in writing prior to 3:30 pm (an email to SpringfieldEstatesElem.Attendance@fcps.edu is preferred). 

  • A note to the classroom teacher is also appreciated BUT, as classroom teachers may not have an opportunity to check their email before the end of the day, all dismissal changes MUST be communicated to the front office. 
  • If your child is being picked up during their Specials time (music, PE, art, etc.), please allow additional time for them to return to their classroom to pack up their belongings.  
  • If your child attends SACC, be sure to also let the SACC staff know of a dismissal change as SACC operates separately from FCPS. 

Advanced Academic Program Spring Newsletter

Click below to see what is happening in the FCPS AAP department: 

Spring AAP Newsletter ES (PDF) Arabic | Chinese | English | Korean | Spanish | Urdu | Vietnamese

Kindergarten Orientation