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

Sep 16 - First PTA Meeting (9AM) - Sandburg Library

Sept 17 – Kona Ice Truck at the cross country meet

Sept 18 – First Superintendent's Coffee at Lincoln Elementary at 1:30PM

Sept 20 – 8th Grade Fall Social

Sept 23 - Thrive D205: How To Raise an Adult at York HS at 7:00PM

Sept 25 - Late Arrival

Oct 4 – 6th Grade Fall Social

Oct 11 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Institute Day)

Oct 14 - NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)

Oct 18 – 7th Grade Fall Social

NEWS

Join the Sandburg PTA

Please help keep our traditions alive at Sandburg by joining the PTA. Joining the Sandburg PTA is easy! Payments can be accepted by cash, check, or credit card.

Pay with credit card on-line at PTA webstore. Click here. Credit card payments are subject to a 3.99% service fee. Cash/check payers can download the attached form and print return it to the school office with cash or check payment.

We are striving for 100% membership this year!  Thank you in advance for becoming a PTA member!  For questions contact Wendee Reedy or Krista Nunemaker.

6th Grade Social

Calling all 6th graders! Please join us on October 4th for the 6th Grade Fall Social at the Outside field (Sandburg) from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. This event is will be a tailgate party to support the York football team so wear green and white! Go Dukes! The game will begin at 7:30 and everyone needs to find their own transportation to York High School. Pizza, pretzels and desserts will be provided along with a DJ and raffle prizes to make sure fun is had by all! It will be a great event and hope you all can make it! In case of rain, the event will be in the cafeteria at Sandburg.

We are looking for volunteers and donations for the upcoming 6th grade fall social. Please sign up here.

7th Grade Social

Save The Date for 10/18 from 3:30- 5:30 in the school cafeteria

8th Grade Social

Sandburg 8th Grade Tailgate Party is September 20th from 5-7pm in the school parking lot. Bring your classmates to this very fun event featuring a LIVE DJ, FOOD from Culvers, GAMES and a PHOTOBOOTH to help create memories that last a lifetime! This is a great event to help our 8th graders celebrate their time together! Hope to see everyone there!!

In an effort to reduce plastic bottles in the environment, parents please send your 8th grader to this event with a water bottle from home. Your student can refill it with water throughout the evening.

Culver’s has generously announced they will be donating food for our 8th grade social. Please let Linda Davies know if there are any dietary restrictions/allergies at ldavies384@gmail.com. We will be collecting small gift card donations of $5 and $10 from Culvers to raffle off at the event. If interested in donating, please drop in Linda Davies’ mailbox at 384 Arlington Ave.

At 7:30pm, York will be celebrating homecoming with a football game against Lyons Township.

Rules for York Football Games

Admission for adults is $4.00, middle school students and senior citizens is $2.00. 

There is a no re-entry policy for all students at home football games. Students will not be allowed to re-enter after they leave the game.

Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

No backpacks, large bags of any type, water bottles, skateboards, bikes, footballs, etc. will be allowed through the gate.

District 205 Foundation Events

The Foundation is thankful for your support and the almost $2 million raised since our inception! To continue our work and get above and beyond innovation based opportunities into the hands of all students across D205, please join us this year for the following events:

  • Wizards Basketball Game at York November 2nd
  • Christmas Tree Sales October-November (with delivery after Thanksgiving)
  • Gala at Medinah Country Club February 8th

All event info and further details can be found here.

Join Elmhurst Music Boosters

Join Elmhurst Music Boosters (EMB) and support music and musicians in grades 5-8. Click here for information on EMB! Click here to sign-up!

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!

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.