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  • News from the Sangster PTA  4.16.24

Sangster PTA News You Choose

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Sangster ES News You Choose official school communication is sent separately on Thursdays with information from Principal Jankovich.

Click here to get to the Sangster website.

PTA Important Dates

Saturday, April 20
Sangster Fun Run, 9–10:30 a.m. (Sangster Campus)

Sunday, April 28
West Springfield Pyramid Challenge, 2–4:30 p.m. (Irving Middle School)

Thursday, May 9 
May PTA General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m. (Sangster Library)

Friday, May 10
Sangster Carnival, 6–8 p.m. (Sangster Campus)

A Message from the PTA President

Hello Sangster families,

It was great seeing you at the “dinner” portion of our Sangster Dinner & Movie Night—thank you for coming out!

The PTA ended up with some leftover sandwiches, and I wanted to pass along to the Sangster family the outcome. A lot of donation centers or shelters only take non-perishable items, but we found one that was so incredibly thankful to accept the sandwiches: the Katherine Hanley Shelter in Fairfax. This shelter’s mission is to provide emergency shelter, stability, and support to families experiencing homelessness. It was an impressive facility and the staff were so pleasant and happy to answer all of our questions. The director there greeted us and let us know that the residents would be thrilled with the sandwiches for lunch the next day as they only really get a lot of canned donations.

So the next time you have a big family gathering, or a work event where there are leftover perishable items, please consider giving them a call to donate.

We have our Sangster Fun Run this Saturday and I hope to see you all again then. We’ll have Krispy Kreme to fuel our runners, walkers, and spectators!

Thank you as always for your support!


Erin Straub

Sangster Fun Run


While registration has closed for participants, please join us on Saturday, April 20 starting at 9:00 a.m. to cheer on our runners!

The course will be throughout the Sangster campus, ending on the blacktop where we’ll have Krispy Kreme donuts and other concessions for sale.

Sangster Spring Carnival


School Directory Information


Planning a birthday party or playdate? You can find students and parents by name, grade, or class! The directory is available to current PTA members at https://sangster.memberhub.com/directory.

To access the directory, log in to Givebacks (formerly Member Hub) and click on Directory on the left menu. If you don’t have an account yet, follow the instructions under “First Time Logging In?” to set up your profile.

All students are included in the directory unless they have opted out. If you prefer not to be listed in the directory, you may log in to your profile to adjust your visibility settings.

Not a PTA member yet? Join today!

For more information contact Margaret Lifsey at sangsterptadirectory@gmail.com.

Join the PTA!

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PTA memberships are available for purchase in our online store. Various levels available, starting at $35. A digital PTA member/student directory is included in the membership price, and members get 10% off in-person spiritwear purchases. Remember, your PTA membership goes to support students and staff in many ways! Email sangsterptamemberhub@gmail.com with questions. Thank you for your support!

Shopping for Sangster


Box Tops For Education is now in a digital format. Please download the free Box Tops app to scan your receipts to automatically apply any Box Tops earnings to our school fund. For more information about qualifying products, please visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com. Online shopping qualifies too!


Sangster PTA is enrolled in Shop with Scrip! This app allows you to easily purchase e-gift cards and physical gift cards! Visit https://shop.shopwithscrip.com to download, and use the code 88EF2LB783L77 when you enroll. When you make a purchase, for a $0.15 bank transaction fee, a portion of the money goes to our PTA! We will place several bulk orders for physical gift cards during the year, but cards can be purchased at any time.

General Information & Communication


We depend on our parent volunteers! Volunteer opportunities are available for….

Sangster Fun Run here

West Springfield Pyramid Challenge here

Please reach out to our PTA Volunteer Coordinator, Tracy Winward, at sangsterptavolunteers@gmail.com to join the mailing list for volunteers.

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The following PTA Board and Committee Lead positions are open for the 2024–2025 school year:

Sangster PTA Vice President — This position works alongside the Sangster PTA President in executing the PTA mission in accordance with the bylaws.

Membership/Directory Coordinator — Promotes membership throughout the school year and coordinates the online directory via Givebacks in late Fall.

Reflections Coordinator — Coordinates the Reflections program with the Sangster community in the Fall.

Spirit Wear Coordinator — Coordinates selling spirit wear at PTA events and two online sales throughout the school year.

New Executive Board members will be voted in at the May PTA General Membership meeting. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Janessa Worrell at sangstervicepresidentpta@gmail.com.


You are invited to join the unofficial Facebook group for the Sangster community, Sangster Parents. Please note that anyone who requests to join, including someone added by an existing group member, must answer the membership questions and check the box indicating agreement to abide by the group rules. If your membership has not been approved, this is likely why; check your Facebook messages (you may have to dig around for the section for messages from non-friends) for assistance from an admin.