Springfield Estates ES News You Choose - April 12, 2024

Solar Eclipse

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SEES Date Reminders

  • 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. For more information and to let us know you are coming please register here.
  • 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 22 - 26: Earth Day Spirit Week.  Earth Day is on Monday, April 22, and SEES is celebrating with a week of spirit days: 

    • Monday, April 22 – Earth Day - wear GREEN

    • Tuesday, April 23 – Watershed Day - wear BLUE

    • Wednesday, April 24 – Zero Waste Day - wear WHITE

    • Thursday, April 25 – Climate Change Day - wear RED

    • Friday, April 26- Wildlife Day - wear NATURE PRINT

  • April 25:  Heritage Night.  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  See flyer below for details. 
  • April 26:  Extended deadline for ordering yearbooks.  Prices start at $17.00.  Place your order online here; our school ID code is 5582424.

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,

This week at Springfield Estates has been another example of our motto in action: SOARing with Support, Optimism, Acceptance, and Responsibility.  The classrooms have been a hive of activity as students gear up for the state tests starting the week of April 29th. Remember, Eagles, these assessments are important, but they definitely don't define you! We, at SEES, believe in the whole child, and we know each of you brings so much more than a score to the table.

Now, let's celebrate some of the amazing things that happened this week!

School Happenings:

  • 2nd Grade: Students are diving deep into their book clubs.  They are learning how characters change throughout the story.  
  • 3rd Grade:  Students are learning about Ancient Greece and its contributions to our society today.  
  • 6th Grace: Students are learning how to become more proficient persuasive writers!  They are considering their audience and the strength of their argument for or against a topic.  
Solar Eclipse

And to add to the excitement, many of our students got a chance to witness a celestial wonder this week – the Solar Eclipse! It was a truly awe-inspiring moment, reminding us of the vastness of the universe and the power of science.

Looking Ahead:

Get ready to show your spirit, Eagles!  Next week is the Month of the Military Child, and we'll be celebrating our amazing military-connected families with a different theme each day. See above for details!

We also have a chance to give back to our community! The Student Council Association (SCA) is hosting a food drive for ECHO, a non-profit organization that provides vital assistance to families in Springfield by offering food, clothing, and more.  From April 15th to April 19th, we'll be collecting canned and dry goods to help those in need. Let's show our community spirit by donating generously!

School Beautification Day is April 20th.  Join us between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to help beautify the SEES grounds!  If inclement weather, the rain date is Saturday, April 27. 

Have a wonderful weekend, Eagles. We're proud of each and every one of you!


 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

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener Results Coming Soon

Students in grades 3-12 took the SEL Screener in late February, providing updated information on their SEL skills like achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships, and making responsible decisions. The screener also asks students how well their school community makes them feel valued, included, and supported.

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available to families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail.

For more information about the screener please visit the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or for ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s school.

From Our Family Liaison 

April is the Month of the Military Child (MOMC) and Wednesday, April 17th, is Purple Up! Day. This month-long celebration of FCPS military-connected students raises awareness and recognizes the resilience of military-connected youth and thanks them for their service as part of a military family. There are currently more than 14,000 military-connected students enrolled in Fairfax County. Here at Springfield Estates we have 44 military connected students, please join us in honoring them by wearing purple on Wednesday, April 17th! Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green; Marine Corps red; and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Space Force blue.

Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit!  Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

Heritage Night