Sept 21, 2021 @ 7pm Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:30 am Nov 9, 2021 @ 7 pm Dec 14, 2021 @ 9 am Feb 8, 2022 @ 9 am March 14, 2022 @ 7 pm April 19, 2022 @ 9 am May 17, 2022 @ 7 pm
For more details, including location (online or in-person location) and meeting notes, please see the Meetings page.
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.
Click on a topic below to see further details:
- SOME SIGN UPS STILL OPEN! D205 Summer Programming
- NEW! Check Lost & Found before school ends
- NEW! Free Lunches Ending
- NEW! Sign up to get your student's SEL Panorama Survey Results
- HAWTHORNE FAMILIES! Sign Mrs. Graff's Retirement Kudoboard
- Order 2022-23 School Supply Kits
- Donate Unused or New School Supplies to We Pop Up
- End of Year info for Current 8th Grade Families
- New Middle School PE Uniforms
- York Summer School Information (for rising freshmen)
- York Rising Freshman Information Website
- Current D205 Covid-19 Information
- Join the PTA for 2021-22
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
- May 18: Orchestra concert grades 4-8, 7-8 pm
- May 23 - 8th Grade Career Day
- May 24: Choir concert, 7–8 pm
- May 25 - 8th Grade Activity Day (Boat Trip)
- May 26 - Last Day of School for 8th Graders, 11:30 am dismissal
- May 26 - 8th Grade Promotion
- May 26 - 8th Grade Promotion "After Party"
- May 27 - Last Day of School for 6th & 7th Grade, 1:30 pm dismissal
- thru June 30 - Donate Unused/New School Supplies to We Pop Up
- thru July 1 - Order 2022-23 School Supply Kits
- August 17 - First Day of School for 2022-2023
More school information can be found on the New to Sandburg page.
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).
Please remind your student(s) to check the lost and found table and garment rack in the hallway outside the gym balcony. Any items left after the last day of school will be disposed of. Thank you.
Mrs. Graff is retiring at the end of this school year. She has been a longtime 5th grade teacher at Hawthorne. Hawthorne parents have created a kudoboard for her and invite any past students/families to add their well wishes. They ask that all entries be completed by Tuesday May 24. Thank you!
Sandburg PTA is partnering with 1st Day School Supplies to offer school supply kits for your ordering convenience for the 2022-2023 school year. Kits will be shipped to your house! Click Click here to order to order through July 1.
See the complete info about school supplies, which includes details about PE uniforms and links to the full school supply lists. (Parents of incoming 9th graders: York typically does not have any school supply lists for high school, instead teachers will let students know the 1st week of classes if they need to have anything.)
We Pop Up, a local organization that assists D205 families in need, is collecting new school supplies that will be distributed prior to the start of the next school year. If you have new school supplies that your child didn’t use this year or you would like to donate new supplies, please place them in the bins in the Sandburg lobby.
If you would like to purchase new supplies to donate and to make your shopping a little easier, we are suggesting the following items for grades 6-8: zip binders and 1-inch binders, pens, nylon pencil cases, post-it notes, loose-leaf paper, dry erase markers.
We will be collecting at Sandburg through the end of the year. You may also drop off supplies at 560 S. Sunnyside or 954 Fern through the end of June. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR NEW SUPPLIES ONLY. Thank you for helping to support We Pop Up!
For the last two years, the USDA has provided free waivers for all breakfasts and lunches for students. We have been notified that the USDA has made the decision to end this free waiver.
Beginning June 1, 2022, all meals will revert back to paid meals unless you fill out a free lunch application (one per family please). Please be sure that any student that will be purchasing a breakfast or lunch has the appropriate funds loaded in their PushCoin account prior to this time so we can ensure no disruptions in service.
Starting Fall 2022, all three middle schools will be using a new PE uniform vendor and have a new uniform design. The D205 Beck’s Bookstore eCommerce website is open and ready to take uniform orders. Sandburg will "grandfather" old uniforms in, so your student can wear either uniform design for the 2022-23 school year.
At the April 12, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the final day of school for students was approved:
- 8TH GRADE: The last day of school will be May 26 with an 11:30 am dismissal - 8th grade students will not be in attendance on May 27
- 6TH AND 7TH GRADE: The last day of school will be May 27 with a 1:30 pm dismissal and a grab and go lunch option on the way out.
- On our last day, Friday, May 27, school will start at 8:30 am and students will dismiss at 1:30 pm. Any student walking and/or being picked up will dismiss at 1:30 pm. We do anticipate that students riding the bus will be picked up from school by the bus at 1:45 pm. Please note that students will be supervised by staff between 1:30 pm and 1:45 pm when the buses arrive. Should you have any questions, please contact the school. Thank you.
On Monday, May 23, the 8th grade students will have the opportunity to hear from many Sandburg parents about their careers. The day kicks into high gear with an assembly speaker, followed by six 15-20 minute chats and Q&A with the speakers of the student's choice, taking up the entire afternoon. Be sure to ask your student which careers they found most interesting and why! This is a PTA supported event and is co-chaired by a PTA member and the 8th grade Counselor. Special thanks to our Student Council who will be aiding our speakers before and during the event. Questions? Contact Patti Berner.
Students are invited to join their classmates for a private boat cruise luncheon charter aboard the Anita Dee II, on Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL:
Parents/Guardians - To Do by May 4
The last day of school for 8th grade will be Thursday, May 26. On this day, the 8th grade students will participate in an honors assembly and promotion practice activities at Sandburg Middle School. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 am. Bus service will be provided. 8th grade students will not be in attendance on May 27. (Note that 6th and 7th grade will have school on May 27 with a 1:30 pm dismissal time.)
Promotion will take place on Thursday, May 26. High level details include:
See Mrs. Fehrenbacher's Letter about 8th Grade Promotion for all of the details and who to contact if you have questions or special requests.
We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of your 8th grader on promotion day! The PTA is pleased to host a promotion after-party for the students which will include will include a DJ, photo booth, snacks and dancing!
As is the District's normal practice, all 8th Grade students must have current residency documentation on file prior to the start of their Freshman year at York. We require all original documentation be presented in person.
Accepted Documentation: All need to be current.
Two of the following:
In order to ensure your child is able to start school on time, please provide all documentation prior to the end of this school year. Failure to provide proof of residency will result in the student's schedule being pulled and course selections removed. Proof can be brought to Sandburg's main office Monday - Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.
OTHER IMPORTANT 8th Grade INFO AND LINKS
August 17, 2022 will be the first day of school for all students attending Sandburg. See below for schedule details:
Please join us! Joining the PTA does *NOT* obligate you to any commitments - the PTA uses your dues to help fund the many great events, programs, and more for our students and Sandburg staff. That said, we are always looking for volunteers to help with all the activities and events we sponsor during the year, and you will be invited to help out with those events as they come up. As an added bonus, when you join the PTA, you get access to the helpful Directory Spot app. We need you and thank you for supporting Sandburg! Visit the Sandburg Online PTA Store to register and pay online. See the PTA website for further details about PTA Membership. For questions please contact Kelly McDermott.