PTA

MEETINGS

Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month in the library. The 2019-2020 dates are TBD.

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

Jun 30 - Last day to order School Supply Kits

Aug 6 - 6th Grade Walk Through

Aug 7 - 7th and 8th Grade Walk Through

Aug 14 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Have a wonderful summer! See you in August!

Display monitor installation in progress

Sandburg Library

Thank you Sandburg Nature Club!

NEWS

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.

The following PTA chairperson positions are open for next year:
  • Reflections - PTA Council Rep
  • Great Donation Day - PTA Council Rep
  • SERG Rep
  • Summer Rec Open House 
  • 7th Grade Dance Lessons Co-Chair (assist the 8th grade Dance Lesson Chair and be responsible for chaperones and communications for 7th grade dance lessons next spring).

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Angela Bagdasarian or Alison Dondlinger.

School Supply Kits for 2019-2020

Order your pre-packaged school supply kits and avoid the hassle of searching for school supplies over summer break. Click here to order online. The deadline to order is June 30. The kits will be delivered to Sandburg in time for the walk-throughs at the beginning of August. If you prefer to shop for your own supplies, school supply lists are available to download on the PTA Events & Activities/SchoolSupply tab.

2019-2020 Walk Through Dates and Times

Here is information about the 2019-2020 school year and student walk through, locker set up, and school pictures: If a student is absent during these times, there will be a picture make up day once school begins. If a student misses the scheduled days, they may come between 9-3 on August 8, or August 12 and 13 from 3:30-4:30.

August 6th - 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm

  • 9-11am Jump Start morning for 6th grade. This is a student only event. Please drop off at door 7 in the rear of building, there is no bus service. Click here for a detailed schedule.
  • 12-2 pm 6th grade students and parents walk through beginning in cafeteria. Last name A-L from 12-1 pm and M-Z from 1-2 pm. School pictures will be taken during this time in the library. 

August 7th - 9am-11am and 12pm-3pm

7th and 8th grade students and parents walk through beginning in cafeteria. School pictures will be taken during this time in the library. See schedule below:

  • 7th grade A-L  9-10 am and M-Z  10-11 am
  • 8th grade A-L  12-1 pm and M-Z  1-2 pm
Be Internet Awesome

Raising children in the age of smartphones and social media brings new challenges and concerns for all families. The Sandburg PTA is excited to host a Be Internet Awesome Workshop which promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology among children and families.

Tip of the Month:  Don’t “friend” or chat to strangers online. Your child should be able to tell you three things about the person they are interacting with online (e.g. he has an older brother at York, he lives on Geneva Avenue, and he has a dog named Buddy).

To access our presentation including links to the materials, tools and resources, please go to the Be Internet Awesome Workshop on our PTA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES PAGE

Maker Space Wish List – Items in Demand

The MakerSpace has been such a great success in its first year getting off the ground. Students visited the MakerSpace during the last 20 minutes of lunch and was it especially popular with our 6th and 7th graders. Students used their own creativity to come up with their own projects and worked at their own pace. The MakerSpace has also been utilized by different classes throughout the year such as French class, 7th-grade social studies, 7th-grade science, and various acceleration classes. The students are so happy to visit the space and are thankful for all of the amazing donations from our generous parents. Mrs. Stephenson looks forward to new and exciting possibilities for next year! Please click here for the updated wish list. Questions, email Susan Stephenson at sreinheimer@elmhurst205.org or Beth Hosler at bobhosler@att.net.