Springfield Estates ES News You Choose - April 5, 2024

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SEES Date Reminders

April 9: Spring Pictures. Pre-order here. Our school code is EVT92JK6R.

April 10:  School Holiday -  Eid al Fitr. School is closed for staff and students. 

Yearbook deadline is April 12

April 12:  Deadline for ordering yearbooks.  Prices start at $17.00.  Place your order online here; our school ID code is 5582424.

April 14 - 19:  SEES Spirit Week - Month of the Military Child.  See below for spirit day themes. 

  • Mon:  U.S.A. Day - wear red, white and blue
  • Tues: Crazy Camo Day - wear camouflage
  • Wed:  Purple Up! Day - wear purple in honor of our military connected kids
  • Thurs:  Stars & Sparkles -wear stars & sparkles to celebrate our military kids that shine bright
  • Fri: R.E.D. Day- wear Red to Remember Everyone Deployed

April 16:  6th Grade Panoramic Photo Day.   Pre-order here. Our school code is MJ083030T0. 

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.  Join us between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to help beautify the SEES grounds!  We will be painting rocks, picking up trash, and planting seeds. No need to sign up in advance.  If inclement weather, the rain date is Saturday, April 27. 

April 25:  Heritage Night.  See the flyer in today's Friday Folder for details!

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,

What a short, whirlwind of learning and fun we've had this week at Springfield Estates! Our classrooms have been buzzing with activity, from dissecting plants to learn their parts to reading new challenging stories! Remember, we are the home of the Eagles, and we SOAR – that's Supportive, Optimistic, Accepting, and Responsible – in all that we do!

Studying science

Looking ahead, next week promises to be a celestial adventure! We'll be witnessing a partial solar eclipse, and teachers will be reaching out directly to families with details about any planned outdoor viewing activities. To ensure everyone's safety, we've ordered special solar eclipse glasses for all our students. Stay tuned for more information from your child's teacher!


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 PTA

In Search Of: Gift Cards

Do have you random gift cards you don't plan to use?  We are creating a Mystery Gift Card Basket for the Silent Auction at Heritage Night and would love your unwanted gift cards from any vendor of any value.  Please send them to Megan Brooks in the SEES office. 

Last PTA Meeting for 2023-2024

Our last PTA meeting for this school year will be on May 8, 2024 (6:00 p.m. in the SEES cafeteria).  We will be hosting an Italian-themed potluck and encourage everyone to join us!

2024-2025 Elections

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this week's meeting.  The nominating committee was please to put forth the following slate for officers for next school year:

  • President:  Ashley Doss
  • Vice President:  Bayla Feuerstein
  • Treasurer:  Chad Sheldon
  • Secretary:  Megan Brooks

A motion was also set forth to amend the PTA by-laws to allow for longer term lengths.   

From Our Family Liaison

Family Coffee and Conversation

Please join us for a Family Coffee and Conversation on Thursday, April 18th, 9:30-10:30 am in the Springfield Estates Cafeteria. The topic is Resources and Connections: Supporting students who have learning challenges, special needs and disabilities. Connect with other SEES parents and hear from a guest speaker from the FCPS Family Resource Center.  Learn about resources that can help you support your students, as well as community resources and recreation opportunities for students with special needs. Please register here. Questions? Contact Amy Garcia, Family Liaison, ajgarcia@fcps.edu or send her a Talking Points message.  

Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation Services Summer Camps

Therapeutic Recreation offers affordable summer camp experiences for individuals (ages 2-22) with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or attention deficit disorders. The summer will be packed full of special events, art activities, sensory play, games, sports, outdoor play, music activities and more. Registration opens April 10th. Visit the website here for more information or call  703-324-5532 for a paper registration, assistance completing registration, or any questions.