PTA

MEETINGS

Monthly meetings are held in the library. 

Monday, Sep 16   9 to 10AM
Monday, Oct 21   7 to 8PM
Monday, Nov 18   7 to 8PM
Tuesday, Jan 21   9 to 10AM
Tuesday, Feb 18  7 to 8PM
Monday, Mar 16   7 to 8PM
Monday, Apr 20   9 to 10AM
Monday, May 11  7 to 8PM

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Jan 19 – Chicago Wolves Game, 3 PM – PTA Council Scholarship Fundraiser

Jan 20 – York Hockey Club 8th grade skate, 7:55 PM at Addison Ice Rink.

Jan 21 - PTA Meeting, 9 AM in the Sandburg Library

Jan 23 – Parenting Book Discussion: Middle School Matters at the EPL at 7 PM

Feb 1 – Trivia Night at Knights of Columbus

Feb 4 - Summer Recreation Open House, 6-8pm @ York High School

Feb 8 – D205 Foundation Gala

Feb 21 – All School Dance

Mar 5 – PTA Fundraiser “Sip & Shop”

NEWS

Sandburg's Trivia Night Fundraiser

A FEW SPOTS REMAIN for Trivia Night on Saturday, February 1st, at the Knights of Columbus, 537 S York Road. Doors open at 6:30pm. If interested in grabbing a spot, please email Heidi Baird or Lisa O’Connor and we will set you up! Tickets are $40.00 per person.

Thank you to all who have already registered for Trivia Night!  A separate email will be coming in the next couple of weeks with details for the night.  Stay tuned!

Trivia isn’t your thing?  We are still in need of volunteers to help before, during and after.  Check out the Sign Up Genius here and join the fun!

All School Date – Save the Date

Sandburg’s All School Dance will be on Friday, February 21, 2020. More details to come.

Calling all 6th graders... Six Flags Read to Succeed

Sixth graders... it is time to start reading! Sorry 7th and 8th graders - unfortunately, this one is only for our 6th graders. The Six Flags Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! Students can begin reading now and must complete their six hours by Friday, April 3rd.

Click here for the 2019-2020 Reading Log which includes registration details. Please note the change to an eReading log - paper forms will no longer be accepted. Parents will register online using the Sandburg code provided, and then select your child's seminar teacher. Multiple students can be registered under one parent account, and then hours will be logged per child (this can be a combination of elementary and middle school children). Questions? Contact Nikki Dolvig.

Sandburg Yearbooks

Yearbooks are only available online and were NOT included in the cost of registration. Yearbooks will not be sold at the end of the school year so don't miss your chance! Books are $25 and can be purchased on this website under the Parent/Student Resources tab.

Sandburg Families Facebook Group

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.

Chicago Wolves Game – PTA Council Scholarship Fundraiser

Join the District 205 students, families and friends for an afternoon of fun at a Chicago Wolves Hockey game on January 19, at 3 PM. No school the next day!! A portion of the funds raised will go towards PTA council scholarships. These scholarships are given to graduating York seniors. Everyone will be seated in the same section and receive a free Chicago Wolves Hat. Stay after the game to get autographs from the players! Click here to order tickets. For any questions please email Dena Fasheh at denafasheh@gmail.com.

2020 Fundraising Gala: Within Reach

The D205 Foundation is having its upcoming Gala on February 8th at Medinah Country Club! Tickets and Golden Raffle tickets available for purchase via this link! Golden ticket cash prizes include $3000 for first place. $2000 for second and $1000 for third. Cash prizes to be kept by winners. Click here for details.

On behalf of the Foundation we are thankful for the support from the Sandburg parent and teacher community. Our volunteer board is hard at work for ALL D205 students!

If you have any questions about how to support our efforts contact one of your Sandburg representatives!

Alison Dondlinger (Board chair), Angie Kapotas (Gala chair), Angela Bagdasarian, Brian Bresnahan and Julie Vacko.

York Hockey Club

The York Hockey Club invites 8th graders interested in learning more about the York Hockey Club.  We will be hosting a skate specifically for current 8th graders who are interested in high school hockey on Monday evening, January 20, 2020 with a skate at 7:55pm.  We will have a skate for those registered on YorkHockeyClub.org and will have pizza for the group in the Blue Line following the skate to socialize with current players. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Book Discussion at Elmhurst Public Library

The Elmhurst Public Library is pleased to announce that their next parenting book discussion is designed for the parents of middle schoolers. Join other parents to discuss the book, Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids in Middle School Need to Survive Middle School and Beyond—and How Parents Can Help by Phyllis L. Fagell on January 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Pick up a copy of the book at the Kids' Help Desk when you register for the discussion. Registration begins 12/7/2019 at 1PM by phone (630) 279-8696 or online. An Elmhurst Public Library card is required.

SUMMER RECREATION OPEN HOUSE - Tuesday, February 4, from 6-8 pm at York High School

You are invited to attend the 18th annual Summer Recreation Open House sponsored by Elmhurst District 205 and the Elmhurst PTA Council. This is a FREE event open to all Elmhurst families and neighboring communities. Browse the tables of various organizations offering summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. For more information, please visit facebook.com/sroh205.

Message from the President

Welcome back to school Spartans! My name is Angela Bagdasarian and I'm excited to be the Sandburg PTA President for the 2019-2020 school year. I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with talented teachers, dedicated staff and amazing parents as we kick off a great year for our Sandburg Spartans!

I'd like to encourage you to join the PTA as the programs and events here at Sandburg are funded through our membership dues and fees. We couldn't do what we do without your support!

We will be sending out weekly PTA newsletters and updating the PTA website with information on events and activities; however, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, new ideas or would like to volunteer.

Please mark your calendar and join us for our first PTA meeting in the school library on Monday, Sept. 16th from 9AM-10AM. I look forward to meeting all of you.

2019-2020 Executive Committee

Congratulations and thank you to the following PTA members for being installed as the new officers of the Sandburg PTA for the 2019-2020 school year.

Sandburg Library

Thank you Sandburg Nature Club!