Saratoga ES- Last week of School

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Dear Saratoga Families,

What a year this has been! Here are a few things to know before we close out the 2020-21 school year

 

1) Tuesday, June 8: Due to primary elections, all students will be learning through virtual synchronous teaching on this day. There will be no in-person classes. Teachers have shared a schedule in Google Classroom.

2) Friday, June 11: Since it is the last day of school, students dismiss 2 hours early. School will dismiss at 2:15 PM.

3) Laptop Returns

All students will be required to return their laptops and chargers.  If a student was issued a MiFi Wireless hotspot, it should also be returned at the same time.

 

Below is the schedule for laptop collection:

  • Friday, June 11 from 3:30-4:30 PM - ALL 6TH GRADE STUDENTS.
  • Monday, June 14 10:00 AM-12:00 PM - ALL GRADE LEVELS.
  • Monday, June 14 1:30-4:30 PM - ALL GRADE LEVELS.

Please come by the bus loop to drop off your student's laptop.

 

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ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

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ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

 

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

 

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

May 24, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m AND June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

 

LS-PRC-ST Math-Amharic.pdf

PRC-ST Math- Spanish.pdf

PRC-ST Math-Arabic.pdf

PRC-ST Math-Chinese.pdf

PRC-ST Math-Farsi.pdf

PRC-ST MATH-KOREAN.pdf

PRC-ST MATH-Vietnamese.pdf

PRC-ST Math-Urdu.pdf

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Saratoga ES- Wolf Trap Institute Family Involvement Workshops

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Dear Saratoga Families,

 

We are excited to offer your family opportunities to engage with the arts through Wolf Trap Institute Family Involvement Workshops. Two virtual workshops will be hosted for our Saratoga families. 

These workshops are geared for our PreK – Grade 2 students and their families.

One workshop will be held on June 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM and another on June 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM.  Both events are free of charge; you just need to register ahead of time. 

 

Please see the attached flyers for the registration link and some additional information about these opportunities.

 

We look forward to seeing you at one or both events!

06.01.21 Express Yourself Flyer.pdf

06.03.21 Dancing through the Day Flyer.pdf

 

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
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Saratoga PTA- REMINDER Fundraiser 05/18/2021

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The Saratoga PTA is having a fundraiser this Tuesday, May 18th !

 

A Kona Ice truck will be coming from 4:30-6:30pm!

The truck will be parked under the power lines on Northumberland Road (take a left out of the school and you won’t miss it!)

 

See attached FLYER

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Saratoga PTA- Fundraiser 05/18/2021

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The Saratoga PTA is having a fundraiser this Tuesday, May 18th !

 

A Kona Ice truck will be coming from 4:30-6:30pm!

The truck will be parked under the power lines on Northumberland Road (take a left out of the school and you won’t miss it!)

 

See attached FLYER

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
Attendance: 703.440.2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Saratoga ES- Wolf Trap Institute Family Involvement Workshops

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Dear Saratoga Families,

 

We are excited to offer your family opportunities to engage with the arts through Wolf Trap Institute Family Involvement Workshops. Two virtual workshops will be hosted for our Saratoga families. 

These workshops are geared for our PreK – Grade 2 students and their families.

One workshop will be held on June 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM and another on June 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM.  Both events are free of charge; you just need to register ahead of time. 

 

Please see the attached flyers for the registration link and some additional information about these opportunities.

 

We look forward to seeing you at one or both events!

06.01.21 Express Yourself Flyer.pdf

06.03.21 Dancing through the Day Flyer.pdf

 

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
Attendance: 703.440.2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

SARATOGA PTA: Teacher Appreciation Week 05/03-05/07

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Tuesday (May 4th): Bring in your teacher’s favorite drink or drink gift cards.

Wednesday (May 5th): Bring your teacher flowers (they can be real or virtual).

Thursday (May 6th): Dress in your teacher’s favorite color or Saratoga gear!

Friday (May 7th): Make or bring your teacher a card to tell them how much you appreciate them. *If you can, give them a gift card for their favorite restaurant or store!

 

Thank you for helping our teachers feel appreciated!

Saratoga PTA

**These are all suggestions and NOT expectations.

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
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Reminder Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

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  Saratoga’s Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

 

If you have not registered your child for kindergarten yet, please register here and attend one of our Virtual Kindergarten Orientation sessions!  We will be hosting two virtual orientation sessions.  Each session will be the same, so you only need to attend one.  Register for the session you will attend here to receive the link 30 minutes prior to the session start.

 

Please join us on either

Monday, April 26 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM

OR

Wednesday, May 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

 

At our orientation session, you will have the opportunity to meet our Kindergarten team, learn about what a day in the life of a kindergartener looks like, and get answers to any questions you might have!   

 

For more information on how to register your rising Kindergarten student visit our school website or contact Ashley Mendez via email aemendez@fcps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

Saratoga Elementary School

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
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Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

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  Saratoga’s Kindergarten Virtual Orientation

 

If you have not registered your child for kindergarten yet, please register here and attend one of our Virtual Kindergarten Orientation sessions!  We will be hosting two virtual orientation sessions.  Each session will be the same, so you only need to attend one.  Register for the session you will attend here to receive the link 30 minutes prior to the session start.

 

Please join us on either

Monday, April 26 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM

OR

Wednesday, May 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

 

At our orientation session, you will have the opportunity to meet our Kindergarten team, learn about what a day in the life of a kindergartener looks like, and get answers to any questions you might have!   

 

For more information on how to register your rising Kindergarten student visit our school website or contact Ashley Mendez via email aemendez@fcps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

Saratoga Elementary School

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
Attendance: 703.440.2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Spring School-Based AAP Services Newsletter Article

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SPRING SCHOOL-BASED AAP SERVICES NEWSLETTER ARTICLE ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP) SCREENING FOR SCHOOL-BASED (LEVEL II-III) SERVICES

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8.  Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS).  Teachers, administrators, and advanced academic resource teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services in each elementary school:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)

All students in kindergarten through grade six receive level I services which consist of model lessons that are designed to teach critical and creative thinking skills.  The lessons are modeled in all classrooms by AARTs and the thinking strategies are then used throughout the year by classroom teachers and other teachers who work with students. Student responses to these model lessons are used as part of the identification process for AAP services.  Parents may also practice the thinking strategies during family conversations and activities.  A description of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking.  

  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)

The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenge through lessons and resources that extend and enrich the POS.  Level II services are part of a talent development pool.  Students are rescreened annually to make decisions about the need for this level of service.

  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Students identified by a local school screening committee for part-time advanced academic services are challenged through models and strategies designed to extend and enrich the POS in the four core subject areas.  Students receive direct instruction from the AART at the local school using curriculum from the AAP Curriculum and Resources to Support the Differentiated Framework.  Students identified for Level III services continue to receive level III services through grade 6.

Screening for school-based services can happen at any time during the school year but is done schoolwide in spring to determine services for the next school year.  Parents or guardians may initiate the screening for school-based (level II and III) services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form (available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/elementary-school/current-fcps at the bottom of the page in Forms) to the AART at Saratoga Elementary School prior to spring screening by April 30, 2021.   Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services.  Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Saratoga Elementary School of their student’s eligibility status by June 11, 2021. 

If a parent or guardian wishes to appeal an ineligible decision, they may submit an appeal with new data for consideration by the local school screening committee.  This new information should be submitted to Beth Polansky 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Polansky at mepolansky@fcps.edu.

 

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
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SARATOGA PTA: Newsletter March Edition

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  • Teacher Appreciation (Fun Treat Fridays!):  The PTA is providing individual snacks and beverages to teachers as a token of appreciation.  If you would like to provide snacks, please contact the PTA at saratogaespta@gmail.com. If you would like to contribute financially, please feel free to visit our Square Site.
  •  Chipotle Restaurant Night – March 30, 2021 (4:00 – 8:00 pm): Take a break from cooking and join the PTA in celebrating the Saratoga Stallion Spirit. See Flyer English; Spanish Flyer
  •  Calling all sixth-grade parents! Would you like to join a committee to plan something special for our sixth graders promotion? We will have a dedicated restaurant night to raise funds and will need your help to get the word out. In addition, we will need volunteers to brainstorm ideas and participate in the activities. Contact saratogaespta@gmail.com .
  •  Box Tops for Education - Do not forget about your Box Tops! Box Tops has moved to a mobile app that is easy to use and can be fun task for the kids. The app allows for easy scanning of receipts and tracking of school earnings. Visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/

Interested in joining the PTA? Visit http://www.saratogapta.org/membership

Saratoga ES PTA Square Site

Show your Saratoga pride with car magnets and masks.

Visit https://saratoga-es-pta.square.site/ to make your purchase.

Upcoming PTA Dates:

All events are also located on the calendar on Saratoga ES PTA website

  • Chipotle Restaurant Night March 30, 2021, 4-8pm.
  • PTA Meetings
    • April 14, 2021, 7pm
    • May 12, 2021, 7pm
    • June 9, 2021, 7pm

Meetings are streamed through Facebook (@Saratoga PTA)

Saratoga ES PTA Newsletter Mar .pdf

Boletín de Saratoga ES PTA Mar .pdf

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
Attendance: 703.440.2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Spring School-Based AAP Services Newsletter Article

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SPRING SCHOOL-BASED AAP SERVICES NEWSLETTER ARTICLE

 

ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (AAP) SCREENING FOR SCHOOL-BASED (LEVEL II-III) SERVICES

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8.  Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS).  Teachers, administrators, and advanced academic resource teachers (AARTs) work together to provide the following levels of school-based services in each elementary school:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons, Grades K-6 (Level I)

All students in kindergarten through grade six receive level I services which consist of model lessons that are designed to teach critical and creative thinking skills.  The lessons are modeled in all classrooms by AARTs and the thinking strategies are then used throughout the year by classroom teachers and other teachers who work with students. Student responses to these model lessons are used as part of the identification process for AAP services.  Parents may also practice the thinking strategies during family conversations and activities.  A description of the nine critical and creative thinking strategies can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/advanced-academics/critical-and-creative-thinking.  

  • Differentiated Lessons in Areas of Academic Strength, Grades K-6 (Level II)

The AART collaborates with classroom teachers to provide additional challenge through lessons and resources that extend and enrich the POS.  Level II services are part of a talent development pool.  Students are rescreened annually to make decisions about the need for this level of service.

  • Part-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-6 (Level III)

Students identified by a local school screening committee for part-time advanced academic services are challenged through models and strategies designed to extend and enrich the POS in the four core subject areas.  Students receive direct instruction from the AART at the local school using curriculum from the AAP Curriculum and Resources to Support the Differentiated Framework.  Students identified for Level III services continue to receive level III services through grade 6.

 

Screening for school-based services can happen at any time during the school year but is done schoolwide in spring to determine services for the next school year.  Parents or guardians may initiate the screening for school-based (level II and III) services by submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral Form (available at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/elementary-school/current-fcps at the bottom of the page in Forms) to the AART at Saratoga Elementary School prior to spring screening by April 30, 2021.   Multiple criteria are used to screen students for all levels of AAP services. 

Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified by Saratoga Elementary School of their student’s eligibility status by June 11, 2021. 

If a parent or guardian wishes to appeal an ineligible decision, they may submit an appeal with new data for consideration by the local school screening committee.  This new information should be submitted to Beth Polansky 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Polansky at mepolansky@fcps.edu.

 

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Attendance: 703.440.2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Saratoga ES- Picture Day Coming up

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Saratoga ES is hosting Picture Day in April

 

Monday, April 19th (Virtual Students)

We will have a photographer in the gymnasium between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Please review the available slots on the SignUpGenius.  Select your appointment time and then click “Submit and Set Up”.  Be sure to enter your student's name and grade level. Please arrive at door #1 at your appointment time. Students will exit through door #8 by the cafeteria.

To order pictures, you can pre-order, submit a physical order form to the photographer at your scheduled appointment, or purchase them online after your child’s picture is taken.  To order and view package options, please go to https://my.lifetouch.comOur school picture code is EVT6R2C7D. 

If you have a physical order form, you must hand it directly to the photographer or you may order pictures online after your picture is taken.

Wednesday April 21st (In-Person Students -Tu/Wed Cohort) Thursday April 22nd (In-Person Students – Th/Fri Cohort)

 

Each class will be scheduled for their pictures to be taken during school hours.  To order pictures, you can pre-order, have your child submit a physical order form to the photographer when they are getting their picture taken, or purchase them online after your child’s picture is taken.  To order and view package options, please go to https://my.lifetouch.comOur school picture code is EVT6R2C7D. 

For more information go to www.MyLifetouch.com.

All are welcome to have their picture taken; ordering is optional.

 

Flyer Order Form

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Reminder 2 Hour Early Release TODAY and Monday 03/08 Student Holiday

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Dear Saratoga Families,

Students will be dismissed two (2) hour early TODAY.

Students will be released at 2:15 PM.

 

Monday, March 8, 2021 is a Staff Development Day, and there will be no morning meetings and no asynchronous assignments as it is a Student Holiday.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar.

 

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Saratoga Elementary School- 2 Hour Early Release 03/05 and Monday 03/08 Student Holiday

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Dear Saratoga Families,

Students will be dismissed two (2) hour early on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Students will be released at 2:15 PM.

 

Monday, March 8, 2021 is a Staff Development Day, and there will be no morning meetings and no asynchronous assignments as it is a Student Holiday.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar.

 

8111 Northumberland Rd , Springfield, VA 22153 | Main Office: 703.440.2600
Attendance: 703.440.2626 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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