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.
COMMITTEE POSITIONS FOR 2020-2021
CURRENT OPEN COMMITTEE POSITIONS FOR 2020-2021
Online sign up is available now for open positions! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Alison Dondlinger or Patti Berner or sign up HERE.
6th Grade Spring Social (open): Plan and run a Spring Social for the 6th graders on a Saturday evening at the end of April. In the past, this event has been held at Oak Brook Aquatic Center. This committee position is responsible for securing the venue, planning and publicizing the event, securing registrations, recruiting volunteers, organizing snack/drink donations via signup genius, and running the event.
8th Grade Activity Day (open): Plan and run a fun event for the 8th graders that takes place during the school day during the last week of school. In the past, this event has been a 2 hour cruise on a private yacht, the Anita Dee II, including a buffet lunch, beverages, music and dancing, as well as bus transportation to and from the event. This committee position is responsible for securing the boat, planning menu, activities, and transportation, as well as collecting permission slips and medical waivers for the students, obtaining parent payment, recruiting volunteers, and organizing a yearbook signing at school.
Reflections - PTA Council Rep (open): Reflections is a National PTA arts program offering students the chance to explore artistic creativity and earn recognition for their artwork. (You can learn more about Reflections here.) This committee position will meet with the overall D205 Reflections Committee, promote the program, collect artwork, organize a judging meeting at the Sandburg level in the fall, and turn in artwork and names of those advancing to D205 Head Chairperson. They will also purchase small prizes for participants and/or organize a pizza party (size dependent).
School Beautification (open): Keep the inside of Sandburg beautiful! In the past, this role has included projects like the Maker Space, and keeping the library, hallways, etc. updated with painting, murals and furniture.
SERG (open): Attend SERG (Special Education Resource Group) events and keep both parents and PTA current on SERG initiatives. No planning involved and there are only 2-4 SERG events per year = minimal time commitment!
Spartan Store (6th, 7th, 8th) (open): Keep the Spartan Store inventory exciting, fun and staffed during the school year. Recruit volunteers, and help cover store shifts to "sell" Spartan items.
Summer Recreation Open House (open): Operate as Sandburg's liaison for D205's Summer Recreation Open House which usually happens in February. Help D205 to gather information for 6th through 8th grade summer options, determine the best way to present the information, and work a shift the night of the event.
CURRENT FILLED COMMITTEE POSITIONS FOR 2020-2021
6th Grade Fall Social: Anne Zimmer & Karen Fitzer
7th Grade Fall Social: Katerina Hickey & Nicole Krzak
7th Grade Spring Social: Jacky Oviedo
8th Grade Fall Social: Sarah Makinney
8th Grade Promotion Party: Jen Beal and Jen Moskal
All School Dance: Linda Davies
Career Day: Patti Berner
Dance Class: Laura Gibson (7th) & Mari Saenz (8th)
Directory: Lara Stavridis
Great Donation Day - PTA Council Rep: Dena Fasheh
Hospitality: Tracy Ries
Outdoor Beautification: Suzanne Wilcox
REACH - PTA Rep: Amy Kehoe
Scholarship - PTA Council Rep: Rachel Olson & Tracy Milefchik
School Picture Day: Lara Stavridis
School Supplies: Audra Stanley and Lynnea Brown
Science Olympiad: Julie Vacko
Spirit Wear: Rachel Stockard
Teacher Appreciation: Amy Kinsella & Shawna Roubitchek
Trivia Night: Linda Davies
Volunteer Coordinator: Patti Berner
Walk Through in August: Julie Vacko
Webmaster: Anna Wick
2020-2021 Sandburg PTA Membership Information!
Please help keep our traditions alive at Sandburg by joining the PTA.
The PTA sponsors many great events for our students, including:
- Welcome Back to School Events for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
- 6th grade new student gifts
- All School Dance
- Spirit Wear
- Faculty/Staff Appreciation
- 8th Grade Activity Day and Promotion Party
- 7th & 8th Grade Dance Class
- Student Financial Support
- And much more!
Joining the Sandburg PTA is easy!
Credit Card: Pay on-line at the PTA MemberHub store. Credit card payments are subject to a service fee.
Check: Download the form, print and fill out, and then mail or drop off with check payment to Kelly McDermott at 178 E Fremont Ave.
PTA Membership fees have remained unchanged for many years, despite the increase in fees owed to the National PTA organization. All PTA programs at Sandburg are funded by Fair Share Fees and additional donations. We are striving for 100% membership this year! Thank you in advance for becoming a PTA member!
For questions contact Kelly McDermott.
Sandburg PTA School Directory
Sandburg Middle School PTA offers our School Directory electronically to paid PTA members. We use Directory Spot to offer our information through an app.
The app is very secure and only paid PTA members will have access. More information on the security features can be found here.
Each new user will receive an email from Directory Spot stating that you have just been added as a user for Sandburg PTA. See image below. You can then log in with your authorized email address and will set your password.
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, toggling easily between the directories.
The PTA administrator can update Directory Spot at any time throughout the year, so if you have changes in your information, please contact Lara Stavridis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s as simple as that!
Directory Spot Information
Here are a few features you can expect as well as answer to that all important question, "But what if I still want a hard copy?"
- The app will work on both Android and Apple phones.
- Directory Spot provides updates in "real time" so when an address is updated on the master copy, it will automatically update on everyone's devices so you will always have the most current content.
- You can download the directory on a laptop or computer so you will have access to the directory that way as well.
- You can also print a complete, hard copy of the directory from your computer so you have this option if you would prefer it.
- For those who do not have computer, phone, or printer access, the PTA will be happy to print a copy for any families who fall into this category.
- It is secure, password protected, and Directory Spot takes precautions on their end to protect their users.
- Teacher names, email addresses and other helpful information like this will be available via the app.
- You will be able to send an email to a parent or teacher directly from the app.
We hope you find this new way of offering the directory helpful. Other schools and PTAs we know of have done this same thing with great success. As with any change, we know that some may not be fans of this option and we welcome your feedback. It's easy to print a hard copy and we can print one for those who are unable to do so on their own. Going electronic will help us conserve resources as well as offering the easiest way to do updates etc.