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

Nov 8 – Reflections Program Entries Due

Nov 14 – DIT Workshop (PTA Scholarship Fundraiser)

Nov 15 – Orders due for York Athletic Boosters Holiday Apparel Sale

Nov 15 – REACH Monthly Meeting in Sandburg Makerspace

Nov 17 – EBC Family Night Fundraiser

Nov 18 – PTA Meeting in Library at 7 pm

Nov 21 – DIT Workshop (PTA Scholarship Fundraiser)

Dec 4 - 6th Grade Springfield Trip Mandatory Roommate Meeting at 6:30 pm

Dec 5 - York Academic Boosters 8th Grade Parent Coffee at 8:30 am in the Yorker Room

Feb 1 – Trivia Night

Feb 8 – D205 Foundation Gala

Mar 5 – PTA Fundraiser “Sip & Shop”

NEWS

PTA Reflections Program - Projects Due Friday, Nov 8th

Completed projects must be turned in to the school office by Friday, November 8th. All rules and regulations for each category and downloadable entry forms can be found within the Reflections section of Sandburg's PTA website by clicking here. The theme this year is: Look Within. All students who participate will be recognized! If you have any other questions please contact Nikki Dolvig.

6th Grade Springfield Trip 

Great news about the 6th grade Springfield trip! We just need one more person on our waitlist to have enough people to secure a second bus and turn that waitlist into a list of confirmed travelers. Even better: we will then have space for 35 more kids! If your child is interested in the trip, be sure to register asap. If your child has a friend who wants to go on the trip, be sure to let their parents know to register today!

Reminder for those already registered: our mandatory roommate meeting is Wed., Dec. 4 at 6:30 pm in the Sandburg cafeteria. 

Please note: THIS IS NOT A DISTRICT 205-SPONSORED EVENT AND IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH SANDBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL.

UCCA Annual Food Drive

Elmhurst PTA Council is excited to be partnering with United Community Concerns Association (UCCA) to support UCCA's Annual Food Drive. This year, in addition to the Food Drive, we are holding a Holiday Gift Card Drive for approximately 275 District 205 families who are experiencing difficult times. Families can use the gift cards to purchase presents for their children, helping to ensure they have a happy holiday!

Gift cards in any denomination are welcome. Suggested gift cards include: Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Walgreens, CVS and York Theatre. The gift card collection runs at the same time as the food drive, October 28-November 22. Students can bring food and gift card donations to school where they will be collected. See attached flyer for more details.

Thank you for your support to make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.

York Athletic Boosters Holiday Apparel Sale

Get some holiday gifts off your to-do list with the York Athletic Boosters Holiday Sale. The Athletic Boosters are taking orders for several York spirit items like cozy Sherpas and Champion joggers and sweatshirts, just in time for the holidays.  Visit the York Athletic Boosters page for details and information about some of our great special order only items. Order must be completed by Nov 15th. Pick up will be conveniently at York High School in the vestibule on December 11th during our Holiday Open House. On this date, we will also have our in-stock items available for sale, such as our classic York Green Hoodie, Pom Pom hats, Duke socks, Flannel Pants and T-shirts.  York Apparel makes great gifts for students in every grade!

8th Grade Parent Coffee

Know a parent of an 8th grader? Please invite them to York Academic Booster's first 8th Grade Parent Coffee when we meet on Thursday, December 5th at 8:30am in the Yorker Room. This meeting is the morning after 8th Grade Activity Night. We encourage parents of soon-to-be York students to enjoy this informal setting for parent-to-parent welcomes and Q&A.

Elmhurst Brewing Company Family Night Fundraiser

Bring the family and join us for dinner Sunday, November 17th anytime between 5PM – 8PM at Elmhurst Brewing Company. We will be packing the place with Sandburg families for a Family Night Out! Bring a copy of this flyer the night of the event to give to your server. Elmhurst Brewing Company will be generously donating 20% of the proceeds back to the Sandburg PTA. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 630-834-BREW (2739) for dinner reservations and mention you are part of the Sandburg Social.

Trivia Night

Registration for the 2nd Annual Sandburg Trivia Night is now open! Don’t miss out on this, soon to be infamous, event! Saturday, ‪February 1st @ Knights of Columbus.  Doors open ‪at 6:30pm, trivia ‪begins at 7:30pm. $40/per person gets you a spot at the adult only event, light snacks, pizza and a night of trivia. All proceeds will go towards activities and programs sponsored by the Sandburg PTA benefitting all our kids. 

Prizes awarded for Best Team Name, Best Decorated table and Best Costumes. Heads or Tails games through the night and Team Trivia Winners will take home 1st place prizes and bragging rights.

Get your group of 8 together and submit your registration forms and check to school via the backpack or Heidi Baird’s House~499 Parkside.

SANDBURG TRIVIA NIGHT REGISTRATION FORM

Don’t delay, this event will sell out quickly!

If trivia isn’t your thing, but you still want in on the fun, please consider volunteering. Sign up here.

Any questions, please contact Heidi Baird at heidibaird@sbcglobal.net or Lisa O'Connorat lisaoconnor33@gmail.com.

District 205 PTA Council Scholarship Fundraiser - DIT Workshop

PTA Council is hosting two nights (Thursday, November 14th and Thursday, November 21st from 6:30 - 9:30pm) DIT Workshop to raise funds for PTA scholarships given to gradating York seniors. Do It Together Workshops is a crafty place to come together and make handcrafted, hand-painted wood signs. In the workshop, you will be led through the steps of creating a unique piece that fits your home decor style. The cost of the event is $45. There will be a cash bar.

Please sign up by clicking here and pay either via check made out to "PTA Council" or Venmo to @kristie-szejner. The check can be dropped off or mailed to Kristie Szejner, 457 N. Emery Ln. Your spot will be fully reserved when we receive your payment. There are 24 spots per evening, so be sure to sign up soon! If you have any questions, contact Kristie at kristie_01@msn.com or Beth at bdiviacchi@gmail.com

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!