PTA

MEETINGS

PTA Meetings 2022-23:

  • August 30, 9 am
  • October 11, 6:15 pm
  • March 14, 9 am
  • April 18, 6:15 pm

Please see the Meetings page for meeting details and past meeting notes.

2022-2023 Executive Committee

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.

CONTENTS & DATES

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CURRENT NEWS
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

More school information can be found on the New to Sandburg and 5th Grade webpages.

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).

Last Updated: September 26, 2022

DETAILED UPDATES

Last Updated: September 26, 2022
 
JoiN the PTA for 2022-2023

Note: The DirectorySpot app has been updated for this school year - if you no longer have access, you might need to join the PTA for this year! If you are having DirectorySpot issues, ghere for advice.

Please join us! The PTA sponsors many great events, programs, and more for our students and Sandburg staff. Also, joining the PTA gives you access to the electronic Sandburg School directory through the Directory Spot app! The directory will be live in early September. We need you and thank you for supporting Sandburg. Visit the Sandburg PTA Online Store to register and pay online via credit card, or email Amy Kinsella for details on how to pay by check. Please note that you may also add a (much appreciated!) additional donation to the Sandburg PTA when you join.
All PTA programs at Sandburg are funded by membership fees and additional donations; we don't do any large fundraisers so we are very dependent on families joining the PTA. Joining the PTA does *NOT* obligate you to any commitments - we use your dues to help fund all of the PTA events. We are striving for 100% membership this year! Thank you in advance for becoming a PTA member!


Sixth Grade Fall Social

It’s the 6th grade’s turn to celebrate the new school year with a fall social before the York/Glenbard West football game on September 30 from 5:45 - 7 pm! The party will take place in the Sandburg parking lot with a DJ, gift card raffles, games, pizza and snacks for all 6th graders to enjoy. This is a great opportunity for students to meet fellow 6th graders and celebrate new beginnings as Sandburg Spartans!
Please register your 6th grader for the event here. And see the sign-up list to volunteer your time or a donation.


5th Grade Fall Social

Save the date! The 5th grade fall social will be held on Friday, October 21 from 6 pm - 8 pm at Windy City Ninjas in Elmhurst.  A sign-up and more information will be provided soon. (Note: This save the date reflects a date change; this event will now take place on October 21.)

Support Sandburg PTA with Moms' Night Out - Fall Wardrobe Refresh and Dining
alt_textRemember to mention Sandburg when you purchase - 15% goes back to the Sandburg PTA! 

Moms' Night Out!! On Thursday, October 6, support Sandburg PTA and local Elmhurst businesses by dining at Guac & Tacos ( (downtown Elmhurst location only) and enjoying an evening of shopping at La Jolie! Order dinner to go for your families from Guac N Tacos, and then meet up with friends to dine in at Guac N Tacos yourself!.  After dinner, peruse the fall selection at  La Jolie. La Jolie will have light bites and drinks along with their fall line in a range of sizes for women of all ages (junior and adult sizes available). Both locally owned and operated by moms in our community - Daisy Shadid (La Jolie MLN) and Yerica Fuentes (Guac N Tacos). 


MAKE PLARN - Spartans Giving Back Committee and Student Council

The Spartans Giving Back committee, in partnership with the Student Council, is kicking off the school year by making PLARN! Plarn is plastic bag yarn. We will use the plastic yarn to make mats that will be donated to the homeless. The first step is to collect plastic bags (like bags from Jewel or Target - any bags will do!). On Monday, 9/26 and Tuesday, 9/27 please send your students with plastic bags. Donation bins will be near the office. Students will be taught the steps of making plarn at the next Student Council meeting, after school on September 29. Any questions, Email: Kathleen Meade  or Carrie Martin

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide recognition of the connection between regular school attendance and academic achievement. Let’s work together to help encourage our students to be present and engaged in learning! Regular attendance is vital for student success. When students attend regularly, starting as early as preschool and kindergarten, they have an opportunity to achieve academically and thrive! Please see the flyer to learn more about how parents can help support attendance at Sandburg!

Foundation 205 Holiday Tree Fundraiser

Continue Elmhurst's beloved outdoor holiday tree tradition! Order now to support Elmhurst Public Schools and guarantee availability.Go to the Foundation 205 website to place your order! Questions? Email: Lauren Johnson

PTA Council and Brewpoint Present Scholarship Coffee

Did you know the D205 PTA Council awards college scholarships to York seniors?  We rely on the financial support of our community. The more money we raise, the more scholarships we can provide!  PTA Council and Brewpoint Coffee are proud to present Scholarship Coffee. $10 from every bag of coffee purchased is donated to the York Senior Scholarship fund. Quantities are limited, so don’t wait and order yours today! 

Thank You from Elmhurst/Yorkfield Food Pantry

To the Students, Parents, and Faculty:

Thank you so much for your amazing food drive. You donated a total of 406 items that our neighbors often request but are ones that are not available through the food bank system. Donations like yours help us keep our pantry fully stocked and allow our neighbors to choose all the necessary ingredients they need for their favorite recipes.

We see quite a cross-section of neighbors in need – low-income families, single moms, seniors on fixed incomes, people with disabilities, and families battling catastrophic illnesses. And the inflationary prices we are all seeing at the grocery stores is just compounding the situation.

We have remained a client-choice food pantry even during the COVID pandemic. Clients receive a shopping list so they can select the items they prefer or need if they have dietary or religious preferences. This short video demonstrates how we can safely offer client-choice.

Also, please see our Facebook post which includes the photos sent.  

Thanks, once again, partnering with EYFP,
Kathie Watts
Executive Director, EYFP