Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently being held on Zoom.
no password necessary
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.
Ongoing: Join the PTA here.
October 14-27: Online Scholastic Book Fair - shop here
October 20: PTA meeting @ 9 am, Zoom ID 84938188470, no password necessary
Note: Picture days originally scheduled for Oct 20 & 22 will be rescheduled for a future date.
October 21 thru November 4: Remote learning for all students
October 23: no school (parent-teacher conferences)
October 26 to December 1: UCCA Virtual Holiday Food Drive - click here
November 3: no school (election day)
thru November 6: Student Council Collecting Used Children's Books (details below)
November 18: no school (remote learning planning day for teachers)
thru November 24: Reflections Entries Due (see below for details)
SIX FLAGS READ TO SUCCEED - 2019/20
For all 7th grade students that participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program as 6th graders, hold on to those certificates! Six Flags will honor them through August 31, 2021. Unfortunately, the program for the 2020-2021 school year has been suspended.
ONLINE Sandburg Book Fair OPEN NOW!
The Scholastic Book Fair is open October 14 through 27! The Fair will be exclusively held online this year. Click HERE for more information as well to shop! Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly. We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!
Picture Day originally scheduled for October 20 & 22 will be rescheduled for a future date.
UCCA Virtual HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
For more than 40 years, the Elmhurst community has participated in the UCCA Holiday Food Drive to help Elmhurst District 205 school children and their families. This year will look a little different but the need is still great, if not greater, than ever. We are helping almost 100 more families than last year.
To ensure everyone’s safety, we are moving our efforts online. Instead of bringing food donations to school, you can go online and donate to sponsor a holiday meal, a box of food or more. It’s quick
and easy - just click here.
Please give today so we can help struggling families put food on the table during these unprecedented times. We appreciate your gift in any amount.
You may also drop off Jewel and Mariano’s gift cards at the Elmhurst YMCA and the Elmhurst Public Library.
STUDENT COUNCIL COLLECTING USED CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Sandburg's Student Council is proud to announce their partnership with the African Library Project collecting used children's books, baby board books up to 8th grade reading level, including readers and chapter books. Boxes will be placed inside each entry way for easy collection. We are looking to collect 1,000+ books to send to the Avivy Chiefdom and Community Library in Uganda. Monetary donations are also being accepted to help defray shipping costs. Donate books until November 6. Please contact Mr. Gorton, Ms. Kerins, or Mrs. Stephenson if you have any questions.
Reflections for 2020-2021
The Reflections program is here again for the 2020-2021 school year. The National PTA Reflections program is PTA's cornerstone art program, offering students an opportunity to explore their artistic creativity and earn recognition for the artwork they create.
The theme this year is: I Matter Because... Reflections project categories include: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. No experience is required to participate and all grade levels are welcome. Just have fun and express yourself - draw, paint, make a collage, write something, take a photo, compose a song, choreograph a dance, produce a movie. All students who participate will be recognized!
Completed projects are due on Tuesday, November 24th. Stay tuned for contactless submission details. All rules and regulations for each category and downloadable entry forms can be found within the Reflections section of Sandburg's PTA website by clicking here and looking under the "Reflections" tab. If you have any other questions, please contact Patti Berner.
JOIN THE SANDBURG PTA
Please join us! It’s still a thing even during a pandemic! Student and teacher needs will continue to arise. We need you and thank you for supporting Sandburg. Click here to register and pay online, or fill out registration form here that can be turned in with a check (written to Sandburg PTA) and dropped off or mailed to the home of Kelly McDermott, 178 E. Fremont. Thank you in advance for becoming a PTA member! For questions contact Kelly McDermott.
ONLINE SCHOOL DIRECTORY AVAILABLE NOW
The Sandburg PTA online school directory is now available to paid PTA members through Directory Spot.
If you already have a password, you do not have to do anything. Log in using your existing username and password and the new Sandburg Directory will be available to you. If you are a new Directory Spot user, click the “set password” link in the email to set your password, download the DirectorySpot app as instructed and log in to begin using. If you are a user on more than one Directory Spot directory such as Sandburg Middle School and York HS, you should now see a new icon on the bottom right of the app. It's labeled "Directories.” From there, simply select the school you want to access, toggling easily between the directories.
More information about the directory can be found here. The PTA administrators can update Directory Spot at any time throughout the year, so if you have changes in your information, please contact Lara Stavridis or Kelly McDermott.
If you have not joined the Sandburg PTA for the 2020-2021 school year, you will not have access. (To join the PTA, see the directions above.) If you have more than one email address on file, you may not have access. If you are unsure or have questions, please contact Lara Stavridis or Kelly McDermott.
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK
Please join us on Facebook! We’ve created a group for Sandburg Families where we can connect and stay informed. The primary focus of this closed group of Sandburg parents is to share upcoming Sandburg D205 events with each other. Join us on Facebook at Sandburg Families.
Open PTA Chairperson positions
The following PTA chairperson positions are open for the 2020-21 school year:
- 7th Grade Spring Social - co-chair needed
- 6th Grade Spring Social
- School Beautification
District 205 and York Leadership are very thankful to the Elmhurst Community for their amazing support of the Class of 2020 in these unprecedented times. With this year’s commencement season coming to a close, the District and the City are asking for the community’s help and assistance in removing the green ribbons from the Parkway trees. Your consideration of this request is much appreciated!
PTA Reimbursement Form
If you have any receipts for reimbursement from the PTA, please complete the attached reimbursement form and send the form and receipts to Krista Nunemaker for reimbursement. If you have any questions, please contact Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-2021 Executive Committee
Congratulations and thank you to the following PTA members for being voted in as the new officers of the Sandburg PTA for the 2020-2021 school year.