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Divisionwide Announcements
Announcements
WALKERS USING The RHODE ISLAND walking path (football field/track side)...
Dearest Saunders Parents and Students:

... will be re-routed THROUGH the baseball field (sand and/or grass), due to the major construction being done to our field(s) and students may run the risk of injuring themselves or damaging their clothing.

 
SAUNDERS MIDDLE SCHOOL'S VISION and MISSION
Our Vision:
Saunders is a professional community dedicated to working collaboratively in a productive and reflective manner to ensure student success.

Our Mission:
In order to inspire student success, staff members, students and families will interact positively, motivate and encourage each other to achieve our best, and participate in on-going analyses so students become productive citizens and contributors in society.

-2014-2019 School Improvement Plan (C) 2014 Saunders Middle Advisory Council


School Hours and Bus Schedules
Students can enter the building at 7:45 am and  must be in their homeroom classes by 8:05 am.  The school day ends at 2:55 pm.  Click here to see the 2014-2015 Saunders Bus Schedule
Registration Information for New Students
If you are new to the Saunders Middle School area and need to enroll your child, please call our Registrar, Mrs. Wilcher, at 703-670-9188 and schedule an appointment.  The enrollment packet can be downloaded here.  Having the paper work completed prior to your appointment will reduce the time it takes to enroll your child.






 
Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals
Where?  Saunders School Gym
When?  September 2, 2014 starting at 6:30 PM
How Much?  $27.00
Physicals are provided by Family Medicine of Lake Ridge
and are on a first come first served basis! 

Saunders' Fall 2014 Sports Try-outs
*Fall Sports:
Football
Boys' Soccer
Girls' Track
Volleyball
Cheerleading

Try-outs will be held on Thursday, 9/4; Friday, 9/5; and Monday 9/8 after-school until 5PM. Students are expected to sign-up if they are staying for try-outs and indicate if they are walkers, car riders, or bus riders.
*A current sports physical will need to be verified BEFORE an athlete is permitted to try-out. Failure to complete the sports physical will result in an athlete not playing a sport.
Saunders Middle School - PBISV Traits

SPARTAN
: reSPect / chARacter / aTtitude / orgANization 

reSPect - Use appropriate volume and language. Respect others' space and personal property.
chARacter - Use your time responsibly. Keep the hallways neat and safe.
aTtitude - Be polite and positive towards and adults and peers. Be helpful to others.
orgANization - walk on the right side. Walk purposefully towards destination.


Saunders' 2014 Fall Fundraiser (9/8-10/15)
Every Spartan (Parent, Administrator, Teacher, and Student) is encouraged to support our 2014 Fall fundraiser (Sept 8 - October 15).

"WE" will work hard to share our capital campaign goal of $35,000.00 for the purchase and installation of an electronic marquee at the entrance of the school (Spriggs Road).

While this project may take a few years, all of our stakeholders will see the fruits of their labor for years to come!!!


Thank you in advance for all you do.
 
Saunders' 2014 Fall Scholastic Book Fair!!!
Sir Read-A-Lot's Kingdom!!! is coming to Saunders on Friday, September 12th through Wednesday, September 24th!!!

Sir Read-A-Lot wants us all to know "He likes big BOOKS and he cannot lie!" :)

Let's have fun reading!!!



 
Fall 2014 School Pictures (Fundraiser*)
Fall 2014 School Pictures will be taken during the Encore times for each grade level. Please consider pre-paying on line using the following link.   vosphoto.com/saunders

Thursday, October 16th (A Day)
​8th grade students:  9:45AM-11:10AM
6th grade students:  11:45AM-1:15PM
7th grade students:  1:20PM-2:50PM

Friday, October 17th (B Day)
​8th grade students:  9:45AM-11:10AM
​6th grade students: 11:45AM-1:15PM
7th grade students:  1:20PM-2:50PM

(*Fundraiser proceeds will go toward purchasing and installing an electronic marquee at the entrance of the school - Spriggs Road)





 
Saunders chooses "Healthy Choice Vending"
http://commonhealthvending.healthychoicevendor.com/

We are what we eat!!!
We choose to eat healthier at Saunders Middle School.
This is one more step in the right direction of our parents, administrators, teachers, and students' wellness.










 
Get a JUMP on School Supplies!

September is right around the corner!  Get a jump on those school supplies for your Spartans.  Please see the link below for 6th, 7th and 8th grade supply lists.

School Supplies 2014-2015














YEAR BOOKS!!!
Did you miss out on buying a 2014 yearbook?
Don't worry, there are 16 copies left!!!
Yearbooks are $40.00, call the school office to purchase one today,
703-670-9188.
Yearbooks from 2012 and 2013 can also be purchased for $20.00.


New TDAP Booster Rules for incoming 6th Graders

New to the 2014-2015 School Year

For INCOMING 6th GRADERS
State of VA TDAP Vaccination Rules
ALL incoming 6th graders, REGARDLESS of age, 
must have the booster before the first day of school.
Click here for more information.

SOL Information
 Parents,

Students will be brining home printouts of their SOL results on Wednesday, June 18.  You should have a parent letter and a print out for each class in which there was an SOL for them this school year.  
Click here for a preview of the parent letter.
Important Clinic News--Your Child's Medications
Concussion Training 2014-2015
Concussion Training  2014-2015 School Year 
Thursday, Aug 28 @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, Sept 3 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 4 @7:00pm
Monday, Nov 10 @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, Jan 7 @ 7:00pm
Thursday, Jan 15 @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 18 @ 7:00pm
Saunders Middle Cafeteria


Spartan Spotlight Days 2014!




Join us for Spartan Spotlight Days 2014

August 21st and 22nd.  Click here for the Registration Form



PTA Fundraiser Purchases class set of Computers

Thanks to the PTO and CDI Computers

Earlier in the year our PTO hosted a very productive fundraiser.  With their funds and the affordability of computers for education through CDI Computers, we were able to purchase a full class set!  And, CDI made us personalized skins to stand out proud with our new technology.  Thank you to the wonderful Saunders PTO and to Mike Ward at CDI for helping us put it all together!
SOL Spring Testing Schedule--Adjusted
The Adjusted Spring Testing Schedule for Saunders Middle can be accessed by clicking on the TESTING SCHEDULE link. 


Giant A+ School Rewards
 Starting October 4, 2013 through March 20, 2014 Saunders Middle School will have the opportunity to earn cash through Giant A+ School Rewards Program.  Link your card and help Saunders Middle earn funds for education.
Giant Letter English
Giant Letter Spanish


Reading for Success
Today a Reader.  Tomorrow a Leader!

We recommend your child reads 20 minutes of non-fiction per night AND 20 minutes of fiction.

Fiction and Non-Fiction:
Project Gutenberg
The following site has FREE books to read on the Internet, download to Kindle, the Kindle App. and has audio files to listen to the book as you read!
Project Gutenberg


Non-Fiction:
Below is the Prince William County Library FREE Zinio magazine download page.  The app and downloads are free with a Prince William County Library Card, which is also free.  I recommend reading the science, news, as well as art and photo magazines.
pwcs.edu/redirect_external.phtml?url=
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/Zinio_Landing.aspx

Fiction:
Did you know you can read free e-books and get borrow free kindle/nook downloads from Prince William County Library by signing up for them online with your library card (which is also free)!  The link below will take you to this site.
Prince William County Library E-Books (Overdrive)


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