PTA Meetings 2022-23:

  • August 30, 9 am
  • October 11, 6:15 pm
  • March 14, 9 am
  • April 18, 6:15 pm

Please see the Meetings page for meeting details and past meeting notes.

2022-2023 Executive Committee


The mission of Sandburg PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. We collaborate with the school to encourage students to become confident, independent, responsible and respectful learners.


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May 24 - 8th Grade Activity Day (Boat Cruise)
May 25 - 8th Grade Last Day of School, 11:30 am dismissal
May 25 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
May 25 - 8th Grade Promotion Party
May 26 - 5th Grade Last Day of School, 1:15 pm dismissal
May 26 - 6th & 7th Grades Last Day of School, 1:30 pm dismissal
July 1 - Last Day to Order Sandburg School Supply Kits 
August 5 - Elmhurst Resource Collaboration Back to School Fair
August 17 - First Day of School for 2023-24

More school information can be found on the New to Sandburg webpage.

Please note: We do our best to keep this page updated and correct; but in our ever-changing world we might not always have everything right. This information is not a substitute for your own due diligence (and if you see something on this page that needs to be corrected, please contact Anna Wick).

Last Updated: May 22, 2023


Purchase PE Uniforms

All students will need a PE uniform for PE class each school day. Sandburg is excited to announce District 205 Middle Schools' PE Uniforms are now available for purchase at the D205 Store. For your convenience, uniforms can be shipped directly to your home. They will also be available on April 20th during 6th grade night. Be sure to pre-order yours today!
Why Pre-Order? So your student can have the size he/she needs when the school year begins. Quantities are limited to leftover stock once school starts.


Order your school supply kits now and save! Pre-Order your Sandburg Middle School Supply Kits at the 1st Day School Supplies website. Note: Last day to order is July 1, 2023. Questions? Contact Lynnea Brown

8th Grade Activity Day

The 8th grade Activity Day will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. The 8th graders will be attending a private Boat Cruise Luncheon Charter aboard the Anita Dee II on Lake Michigan in Chicago. 

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 during the school day. Students will depart from Sandburg around 9-9:30 am and return around 2-2:15 pm.

  • Location: The Anita Dee II on Lake Michigan in Chicago.

  • Cost and Registration: The cost is $65 per student for PTA members and $75 per student for non-PTA members. Please register and pay online. The cost includes transportation to and from the boat cruise and lunch served on board. PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 15TH. Student spots WILL NOT be reserved until payment is made.

  • Dress Code and What To Bring: Please see the FAQs about the event.

  • Further Details: Yearbooks will be distributed to students upon their return and a Yearbook Signing Party will take place in the cafeteria around 2:30 pm.

  •  Questions? Contact Andrea O’Connor.


The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25. Key details:

  • Date: Thursday, May 25, 2022
  • Location: York High School gymnasium
  • Student Arrival Time: Between 3-3:15 pm. Students should arrive (door #5) in their gowns no later than 3:15 pm.
  • Promotion Ceremony: Starts promptly at 4 pm, doors (#4) open at 3:30 pm for parents and family. The ceremony will last about an hour; please leave York by 5:15 pm
  • Tickets: Are not needed and there is not a limit on the number of guests allowed to attend, however, bleacher seating is first-come-first-served.

See Mrs. Fehrenbacher's Letter about 8th Grade Promotion and the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony FAQ for all of the details and who to contact if you have questions or special requests.

8th Grade Promotion Party

We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of your 8th grader on Promotion Day! The PTA is pleased to host a Promotion After Party for the students which will include a DJ, photo booth, raffle prizes, snacks and dancing!

  • Date and Time: Thursday, May 25, 2023, 8-10 pm.

  • Location: River Forest Country Club (15 W 468 Grand Ave) in Elmhurst

  • Cost and Registration: The cost is $5. Please register and pay online

  • Dress Code: Students must follow the River Forest dress code policy (no denim, no sweatpants and no midriff-baring tops). Promotion ceremony attire is encouraged.

  • Volunteers and Contributions NEEDED: The event will be chaperoned by Sandburg parents. Please consider volunteering and/or contributing to the event's entertainment, raffle prizes, and refreshments using the 8th Grade Promotion Party Sign Up Genius.

  • Further details: The after party is a drop-off event for Sandburg 8th grade students ONLY. Unfortunately, capacity does not allow for friends or family to join.

  • Questions? Contact Andrea O’Connor.


At the April 26, 2023 Board of Education meeting, the final day of school for students was approved:

  • 8th grade: The last day of school will be Thursday, May 25 with an 11:30 am dismissal. Bus service will be provided. 8th grade students will not be in attendance on Friday, May 26.
  • 6th and 7th grade: The last day of school will be Friday, May 26 with a 1:30 pm dismissal (lunch included).
  • 5th Grade: The last day of school will be Friday, May 26 with a 1:15 pm dismissal (lunch included).

Thank You for Making Plarn!

The Spartans Giving Back Committee would like to thank the following people for making our first event of the year a big success! Thank you Sandburg families for donating a lot of plastic bags! Thank you Mrs. Kerins and Mr. Gorton, Student Council sponsors, for partnering with our committee and helping to organize this event. And thank you to all the awesome kids who came out last Thursday to learn to plarn. We had a cafeteria full of kids working together!