PTA

MEETINGS

PTA Meetings 2023-24:

  • August 29, 9 am
  • October 17, 6:30 pm
  • March 12, 9 am
  • April 16, 6:30 pm

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

2023-2024 Executive Committee

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

CONTENTS & DATES

Sandburg Middle School Logo

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Support the PTA for 2023-24
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

May 22 - 8th Grade Boat Trip and Yearbook Signing Party
May 23 - 8th Last Day of School, 11:30am dismissal + 4pm Promotion at York High School, + Student Only Promotion Party at River Forest Country Club + La Jolie LMN promotion ends 
May 24 - Last Day of School for 6th & 7th Grades, 1:30pm dismissal & All Day Oberweis Eat + Earn + 1:15 Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Sorrentino Hawthorne Goodbye
June 24  - New to Reach Virtual Parent Meeting
June 30 - Last day to buy 1st day supply kits
August 8  - New to Reach Virtual Parent Meeting

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 19, 2024

Welcome Back to School!

DETAILED UPDATES

SUPPORT THE PTA!

Please support us! The Sandburg PTA sponsors many great events, programs, and more for our Sandburg students and staff, and we need your financial support to do it all.

Also, when you support the PTA, you get access to the very useful electronic Sandburg School Directory via the Directory Spot app! Sandburg's Directory Spot has been updated! If you have not Supported our PTA, this may be why you no longer have access to Directory Spot. 

Visit the Sandburg PTA Online Store to support us. You may also add a (much appreciated!) additional donation to the Sandburg PTA at the same time. We are striving for 100% support from families and teachers this year! Thank you in advance for supporting the PTA! Questions? Contact Laura Gardner.

Please note: All PTA programs at Sandburg are funded by parent donations; we don't do any large fundraisers so we are very dependent on families financially supporting the PTA. Supporting the PTA does *NOT* obligate you to any volunteer commitments - we use your financial support to help fund all of the PTA events.

Mrs. Sorrentino and Mrs. Higgins Retirement from Hawthorne

Calling all current and past students of Mrs. Sorrentino and/or Mrs. Higgins: They are both retiring from Hawthorne and you are invited to visit with them on the Hawthorne blacktop Friday 5/24 from 1:15-1:45pm to say hi and good luck! 
Once a Hawk, Always a Hawk!

SUMMER INFO

Here are some links and info to help you out over the summer:

The Sandburg PTA is looking for a Ways & Means Committee Chair for next school year.  Ways & Means helps with PTA fundraising, primarily setting up eat & earns with local businesses.  This role can be what you make of it and is primarily behind the scenes work.  If interested in learning more or volunteering, please contact Kathleen Meade.  Thank you!

 
1st Day School Supply Kits On Sale

1st Day School Supply kits are now available to purchase!  They will be delivered to your home at least 2 weeks before the first day of school.  Support the Sandburg PTA, save yourself time, and check off a to-do item before summer even begins.  Click here to order now.  Please reach out to Lynnea Brown or Audra Stanley if there are any questions.

La jOlie MLN Graduation Promotion
 

La Jolie MLN is offering a 15% giveback to Sandburg Middle School for anyone who buys their graduation dress and mentions the promotion through May 23.

8TH GRADE END OF YEAR EVENTS

To help parents with planning, please be aware of the following events coming up in May for our 8th graders. More details will be provided as the dates get closer.

  • Wednesday, May 22, during the school day - 8th Grade Boat Trip and Yearbook Signing Party, sign up required
  • Thursday, May 23, 8:30-11:30 am - last day of school for 8th grade (only), 11:30 am dismissal
  • Thursday, May 23, 4 pm - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at York High School (unlimited number of guests allowed) PARKING MAP
  • Thursday, May 23, 8-10 pm - 8th Grade Promotion Party at River Forest Country Club (8th grade students only, sign up required)

Questions? Please contact Anna Wick.

REACH Parent Group

May Meeting - Thank you to the parents who attended our 5/9/24 in-person meeting. Click here to see our May Meeting Minutes. 
New-to-REACH Presentations

The District will be hosting two (2) New-to-REACH Parent meetings virtually on the following dates:
6/26/24 at 12:00pm - 12:30pm (virtual meeting link)
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/tns-cfee-wrc  or dial: ‪(US) +1 336-663-2358‬ PIN: ‪634 072 372‬#
8/8/24 at 3:00pm - 3:30pm (virtual meeting link)
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/wki-qjut-woo
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 929-277-6855‬ PIN: ‪703 712 296‬#
Summer Bridge for Math
Summer Bridge information for qualified students will be sent out from the District by Friday 5/24/24 (last day of school). For students who have not received placement decisions (waiting on data), they will receive the Summer Bridge info, if they qualify, in their personal communication. Summer Bridge support sessions will take place in July & August as past practice, but the District is ensuring that qualifiying students are added to the Google Classroom and can access the information by mid-June.  Please see the D205 REACH website for more information, and direct any Summer Bridge questions to  Amy Baker Zaleski (abakerzaleski@elmhurst205.org), D205 Assitant Director of Language Pathways and Programs.

Elementary & Middle School Math Enrichment
All  D205 elementary and middle schools participated in math competitions this 2023-24 school year! Math competitions were funded by both the REACH Parent Group and schools’ individual PTAs. These events provided math enrichment opportunities for approximately 200 students. Thank you to the teachers and parents who helped lead and to the PTA Council for funding these efforts.
Thank you to our REACH Parent Group elementary school reps and PTAs for hosting Family Math Nights at Edison, Hawthorne, Jackson, Jefferson, and Conrad Fischer this school year and engaging hundreds of guests. We hope our RPG math kits and tips helped. Thank you all schools for communicating and sharing best practices.

 
EAT & EARNS

Oberweis Eat and Earn


Any Eat & Earn Questions? Contact Jessica Roubitchek