Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently being held on Zoom.
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.
Last Updated: March 2, 2021
SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Sandburg is currently running on a hybrid learning schedule for all students except those who have chosen to remain fully remote the second semester - see these links for more info:
- Video from administration here
- New daily schedule times here
- March attendance days here.
- Note: Sandburg will move to an A/B hybrid schedule, eliminating the “C” schedule with a target date of 3/15/21.
REFLECTIONS: Congrats to our regional winners! See their art here.
BOE CANDIDATE FORUM: The Board of Education Candidate Forum took place on February 16. You can watch a video recording or listen to an audio recording of the Zoom meeting. Voting takes place on April 6.
- New! PTA Nominating Committee has been formed - we are still looking for nominations for Pres-Elect for the 2021-2022 year. (More details below.)
- Join the PTA here
- Open Positions here
- Online School Directory information here
- Sandburg Families Facebook Page here
- PTA Reimbursement forms here
March 10, 5-9 pm: Elmhurst Music Boosters Eat & Earn at Chipotle (St. Charles & Route 83 location). Details here.
March 26: Foundation 205 Spring Art Contest due date (details below)
If there ever was a year to purchase a yearbook, this one is it! This year's book will tell the story of the historic 2020-2021 school year including pictures of students as well as coverage of current world events. School yearbooks are memories that will last a lifetime! Don't miss out on your chance to purchase a book for your Sandburg student(s). Books are only available online and the purchase deadline is approaching soon. Click here to purchase your book today.
Please see this message from Mrs. LaPenna, our Yearbook adviser: The yearbook needs your help! We are looking for pictures to include in this year's book. Below are the categories that we are currently accepting pictures for. All pictures may only be of current Sandburg students and should be recent. If you have any problems uploading pictures using the links below you can send them directly to Mrs. LaPenna firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your help!!!
- Birthday Celebrations- submit pictures of students celebrating their birthday THIS YEAR
- I am Thankful - submit pictures of students holding a sign of what they feel thankful for.
- Hobbies - submit pictures of students participating in a hobby
- Kids in masks
- Learning Spaces - submit pictures of students in their home learning spaces
- Comfy Sunday - submit pictures of students being comfy (in bed, in jammies, wrapped in blankets, etc.)
- Happy Holidays - submit pictures of students celebrating the holidays over winter break
- Winter Fun - submit pictures of students having fun in the winter/snow
- Sports Gear - submit pictures of students wearing anything sports related (sports gear, jerseys, etc.)
Foundation 205 is launching an art contest and we need your help! The contest will run from February 8th until Friday, March 26th.
The theme: “What has inspired you to create art during the pandemic?”
The details: The Foundation is launching a contest to engage the community and help spread awareness of our mission and continued efforts for our students and teachers!
We are looking for students to create art for a t-shirt and/or art that will be used on notecards/calendar. The t-shirt art should be in black and white for easy transfer to screen print, however, the calendar and note card submissions can be in any color and any medium.
Click here for more contest details. Ultimately, we are looking for multiple winners at every school! With enough entries we can have over 30 winners! Our hope is to create a community “feel good” event with as many opportunities to showcase our students as possible! T-shirts will be for sale displaying the winning design as will the notecards and calendar.
Art details are also on the Foundation website here.
The Sandburg PTA Nominating Committee consists of the following individuals: chair, Patti Berner, board members Kelly McDermott and Krista Nunemaker and PTA members Katharine Wagner and Shawna Roubitchek. We are still looking for nominations for Pres-Elect for the 2021-2022 year. The slate will be presented at our general PTA March meeting, voted in at the April meeting and installed at our last meeting of the year.
The following PTA chairperson positions are open for the 2020-21 school year:
- 6th Grade Spring Social
- School Beautification
JOIN THE SANDBURG PTA
Haven’t joined yet? No problem, you still can by clicking here to register and pay online, or fill out a registration form 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. For questions contact Kelly McDermott. Thank you for your support of Sandburg!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.