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Divisionwide Announcements
The PWCS School Age Child Care, or SACC, program will be closed on March 1, as will all schools.
School Announcements
Newsletter
The February Newsletters have now been posted. They are available in English and Spanish. Please click on the "Newsletters" link on the left side of the page.
Sinclair Yearbooks!!!!
The moments you'll want to remember.
 
Preserve this year's school memories for your child with a yearbook. You'll get to catch up on all of the best and brightest moments at C A Sinclair Elementary. The yearbook has been redesigned this year to a full-sized book with lots of candid shots of our students. The yearbooks are $10. Order today at ​ybpay.lifetouch.com with Yearbook ID 10538116. Order forms for cash/check orders will go home in January.  
Skate Night
Message from New Assistant Principal in English & Spanish
Dear Sinclair Elementary School Families and Faculty:
 
My name is Lynne Bisek and I am thrilled to be back in Prince William County Public Schools, and eager and excited to be given the opportunity to be the Assistant Principal at Sinclair Elementary School, and work with Dr. Woodson. My first official day will begin on January 19, 2016. I have a passion for student learning, and collaborative teaching. As an Assistant Principal, I will facilitate processes and engage in activities ensuring that lifelong learning is encouraged and modeled, ensure the school is organized and aligned for success, and continue to cultivate a culture of high expectations for self, students, and staff performance. I believe in, values, and am committed to proposing that all students can learn, and will be educated in a safe and supportive learning environment. I am looking forward to becoming a member of the Sinclair family. Please feel free to stop by at 3:00 pm on January 19, 2016 to personally introduce yourself.  My door is always open.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Lynne Bisek


14 de enero de 2016

Estimadas familias y personal de la Escuela Primaria Sinclair:

Me llamo Lynne Bisek y estoy entusiasmada de regresar a las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William y tengo muchas ganas de ser la subdirectora de la Escuela Primaria Sinclair y de trabajar con la Dra. Woodson. Mi primer día oficial será el 19 de enero de 2016.

Me apasiona el aprendizaje estudiantil y la enseñanza colaborativa. En mi trabajo de subdirectora facilitaré los procesos y las actividades que aseguren el fomento del aprendizaje continuado, me aseguraré de que la escuela esté organizada y dirigida al éxito y continuaré cultivando una cultura de altas expectativas para mi propio desempeño y para el desempeño de los alumnos y el personal escolar.

Creo en los valores y estoy comprometida a proponer que todos los estudiantes pueden aprender y que serán educados en un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y comprensivo. Tengo muchas ganas de ser un miembro de la familia de la escuela Sinclair.

Pueden pasar a presentarse en persona el 19 de enero de 2016 a las 3:00 de la tarde. Mi puerta siempre está abierta.

Atentamente,

Lynne Bisek
New Physical Education Teacher
Sinclair Elementary would like to welcome Mr. Steven Smucker as the new PE teacher.
Mr. Smucker graduated from Virginia Tech and George Mason University. He is a great addition to our staff!
Sinclair Welcomes New Assistant Principal
Sinclair Elementary School would like to welcome the newest member of our staff, Ms. Lynne Bisek. Ms. Bisek will join Sinclair as our new assistant principal on January 19, 2016. We are very excited to have Ms. Bisek become part of our Eagle Family. 
Santa Visits Sinclair!
Sinclair's Kindergarten students were treated to an extra special surprise...a visit from Santa, Santa's Elf, Mrs. Claus, and lots of Reindeer. Sinclair was fortunate to be one of the stops on the Prince William County Police Department's Motor Unit Annual Santa Ride. Excitement filled the air as the officers visited with students. One student exclaimed, "I'm asking Santa for a motorcycle for Christmas!" Thank you Prince William County Police Department!
A Big Thanks!
The Sinclair Staff would like to extend a big "Thank You" to The Life Church for providing a delicious, holiday brunch on Tuesday. Our school is fortunate the have the support of The Life Church and it's many volunteers. 

Scavenger Hunt
"Run, run, fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!"

On Monday, students from Mrs. Rusiecki's and Mrs. Childers' class participated in a scavenger hunt to catch the Gingerbread Man. He led them around the school, leaving clues for them to follow. The Gingerbread Man finally led them back to Room 121 and where he had left maps of the room. The students used the maps to locate the Gingerbread Man. He had left behind two jars of gingerbread cookies for the students to share. 
December Newsletters
The December Newsletters have been posted. Please click on the "Newsletters" tab on the left side of the page to find copies in English and Spanish. 
Breakfast, Blankets, and Books!
Thank you to all the K-1 families that joined us in the library for breakfast, blankets, and books!  We hope you enjoyed reading your free book and using your new bookmark. Congratulations for the two raffle basket winners! We are looking forward to the next BBB in December, for grades 2-3.
50th Day Celebration
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Corbin and Mrs. Besore's class celebrate the 50th day of school with fun math and history activities throughout the day on Friday, November 13th. 
National Young Readers Day
In the past on National Young Readers Day, Sinclair has partnered with parents and businesses in our area, but this year we were fortunate to welcome military personnel for Veterans Day!  Our military guest readers were: Staff Sergeant Daniel Crouch, U.S. Army; Staff Sergeant Eric Frankwitt, U.S. Army; Staff Sergeant Michael Kasuba, U.S. Army; Sergeant Marco Hilera, USMC; EM2 William Jackson, U.S. Navy. PWC Human Rights Commissioner Mr. Eugene Brown served as the NYRD coordinator and guest reader. Other volunteer readers were Ms. Alyson Satterwhite (Gainesville District School board), Dr. Woodson (principal), Kelli Williams (Reading Specialist), Gina Centamore and Rachel Wilson (Title I Reading).  We value this opportunity because we believe reading with children is one of the most crucial things you can do for a child's future.  Seeing and hearing adults read can engage children, help them learn, and inspire them to become readers as well.  It’s important children see that reading is something that is a part of life for all people.  It’s fun and it helps us learn!                                                                                                                            
School Lunch Selfie Contest Winners Announced
October 12-16, 2015, the Cafeteria hosted a "School Lunch Selfie Contest." The grand prize winner was Alicia Cole, a 3rd grade student. Congratulations Alicia! To see more pictures of the runner-up winners please visit the Sinclair Cafeteria webpage. 
Principal Announcement- English & Spanish
October 27, 2015
 
Dear Sinclair Elementary School Parent/Guardian:
 
In keeping with our ongoing commitment to communicate effectively with our school community, I am writing to inform you that we briefly evacuated our building this afternoon due to a strong odor caused by an electrical issue. The Fire Department responded and after a thorough investigation, the all clear was given.
 
Thanks to the professionalism of staff and the cooperation of students, we experienced minimal disruption of our instructional activities. The handling of the situation is a further illustration that the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions or concerns. Your ongoing support is crucial to the continued success of students and staff at Sinclair Elementary School.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ginny Ripperger
Acting Assistant Principal
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27 de octubre de 2015

Estimados padres/tutores de Sinclair Elementary School:

De acuerdo con nuestro compromiso continuo para comunicarnos de una manera efectiva con nuestra comunidad escolar, les escribo para informarles que esta tarde evacuamos brevemente el edificio debido a un fuerte olor causado por un problema eléctrico. El Departamento de Bomberos respondió a nuestra llamada y, después de una investigación minuciosa, se dio el visto bueno de que todo estaba bien.

Gracias al profesionalismo del personal y la cooperación del alumnado, tuvimos una interrupción mínima de nuestras actividades de enseñanza. La forma en la que se manejó la situación demuestra una vez más que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y del personal continúa siendo nuestra mayor prioridad.

Por favor, no duden en comunicarse conmigo si tuvieran alguna pregunta o inquietud. El apoyo permanente que nos brindan es de vital importancia para el éxito continuo de los estudiantes y el personal de Sinclair Elementary School.

Atentamente,

Ginny Ripperger
Subdirectora interina



 
New Principal at Sinclair: Dr. Sharon Woodson
September 21, 2015
 
Dear Sinclair Parents/Guardians:
 
I am honored to have been selected to serve as the Principal of Sinclair Elementary School, and will work hard to earn your trust and respect as the school moves towards this transition. My first official day will begin on September 25, 2015. My goal will be to continue providing students with a World-Class Education and a passion for learning. At Sinclair Elementary School our journey is to work together to ensure our school continues to SOAR. 
 
I wanted to share some information about my experiences as an educator: I have been the Assistant Principal at Sinclair Elementary School for the past six years. I have my Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership/Policy, Master’s degree in Special Education, and my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I have worked in education for over 30 years and I consider myself to be a lifelong learner. It is truly a pleasure to have developed strong relationships with parents, teachers, students, and other internal/external customers. I truly value the community support and partnership in providing an outstanding education for the students at Sinclair Elementary School. It is important that we continue to grow strong relationships that encourage students to grow to their maximum potential.
 
Please feel free to stop by anytime and personally introduce yourself. I am excited to meet you on October 1, 2015 during Back to School Night. I look forward to ensuring that all students are provided with a safe, nurturing environment that is conducive to learning, engaging, challenging, and filled with a wealth of learning opportunities. The school year will be filled with excitement, laughter, lots of energy, and academic success.
 
Sincerely,
 
Sharon D. Woodson, Ed.D.
Parents as Educational Partners: PEP Class
Thursday evenings: 4 - 6 p.m. at Sinclair Library
                        
Sinclair Elementary is committed to help parents from other countries learn about our school system. We include topics such as:
  • Understanding conferences, report cards, laws and procedures
  • Helpful parenting tips/ Academic websites
  • Practice English/ Make friends
 
Class is FREE/ Babysitting ages 4 and up is available for free.
 
First Class is Thursday, September 24, 2015. Register now!
 
Forms in office!    Certificate upon completion. Translation at every class.
Girls on the Run of NOVA

Registration is now open for the Sinclair Elementary Girls on the Run program. Girls in grades 3-5 are eligible to participate in this fun and exciting program. Please visit Sinclair Girls on the Run webpage for more information. 
Above and Beyond
Congratulations to our School Counselor Waltina Edwards on being the recipient of a "Above and Beyond" Award from PWCS Student Services on August 21,2015.
Community Support
The residents of Arbor Terrace delivered 29 backpacks with school supplies for the students of Sinclair Elementary. The residents have been a great supporters of the students here at Sinclair for the past five years. We are thankful and grateful for Susan Kane, Engagement Director for coordinating the backpack program with the wonderful residents at Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor.

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