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.
Sandburg PTA Facebook Page
Please join us on Facebook! We’ve created a group for Sandburg Families where we can connect and stay informed. The primary focus of this page is to share upcoming Sandburg D205 events with each other. Join us on Facebook at Sandburg Families.
The following PTA chair positions are OPEN for the 2023-2024 School Year. Click on the panel to see further information about what the chair is responsible for. You can chair alone or recruit a friend (or 2!) and do it together. If you are interested in chairing any of these committees, please reach out to Kathleen Meade. Thank you!
Green Initiative Committee Chair Needed!
We already have a committed volunteer for this committee - so you for sure will have some help if you take this role!
Help Sandburg go green! The chair of this committee can choose how they'd like Sandburg to go green this school year. Ideas include improving student lunchroom supplies to be more green (paper straws, recyclable/reusable trays, etc.), designing and installing environmentally-friendly landscaping features and plants, identifing and securing a SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) liaison, or any other green related initiative(s). There are lots of ways for Sandburg to go green! This chair is responsible for determining green project(s), and executing them in conjunction with interested students and faculty, including any fundraising or grant writing needed.
COMMITTEE Chairs FOR 2023-2024
The following parents have volunteered to chair the committees listed below for the 2023-24 school year. Thank you - much appreciated! Not chairing and want to help? Please contact the chairperson(s) directly.
6th Grade Fall Social: Sarah Jensen and Heather Stotts
6th Grade Spring Social: Sara Maier and Rochelle Mahoutchian
7th Grade Fall Social: Corinne Cecil
7th Grade Spring Social: Monica Cook and Kerrie Samuelian
8th Grade Fall Social: Deirdre Churchill and Mandy Puchalski
8th Grade Activity Day: Andrea O'Connor
8th Grade Promotion Party: Andrea O'Connor and Kristen Jacobs
All School Dance: Stephanie Cardill
Career Day: Anthony Chan
Dance Class: Katharine Wagner (7th) and Laura Gibson (8th)
Green Initiative Committee: OPEN
Hospitality: Jen Deigl
Library Coordinator: Laura Gibson
REACH - PTA Council Rep: Nadine Pizarro
Reflections - PTA Council Rep: Tracy Ries
Scholarship - PTA Council Rep: Melissa Dorko
School Supplies: Audra Stanley and Lynnea Brown
SERG: Laura Fischer
Spirit Wear: Megan Farley
Summer Recreation Open House: Laura Fischer
Teacher Appreciation: Amy Kinsella and Shawna Roubitchek
Teacher/PTA Club Liaison: Dr. Carrie Emrikson
Walk and Roll to School: Kim McCarthy and Tracy Ries
Walk Through in August: Kathleen Meade and Anna Wick
Volunteer Coordinator: Kathleen Meade
Website Administrator: Kelly Carpenter
Ways and Means: Jessica Roubitchek
Last Updated: August 28 2023
Support the Sandburg PTA!
Please help keep our traditions alive at Sandburg by financially supporting the PTA.
The PTA sponsors many great events for our students, including:
Welcome back to school events and new student gifts
- 6th and 7th grade fall and spring social events
- 8th grade fall social, career day, activity day and promotion party
- Social dance classes for 7th & 8th grade
- All school dance
- Club and financial classroom support as requested
- Green Initiative Committee
- Reflections Arts Program
- Spartan Store
- Spartans Giving Back
- School beautification efforts
- Science Olympiad
- Spirit wear
- Summer Recreation Open House
- Teacher & Staff Appreciation (all year)
- Trivia Night event
- Student Financial Support
- And much more!
Also, when you sign up to support the PTA, you get access to the electronic Sandburg School directory through the Directory Spot app!
Supporting the PTA does *NOT* obligate you to any commitments - we use your financial support to help fund all of the PTA events. 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. Also, attending our PTA meetings will help keep you informed about what is going on at Sandburg, and provide you with opportunities to ask questions and give your input.
Fair Share Contribution
Perhaps you may not know, coming from one of our local elementary schools who hold multiple large fundraising events, Sandburg offers a Fair-Share, Membership Dues & Fees contribution. This contribution method provides a more consistent and secure way for us to budget your PTA dollars. By ALL parents/families paying a “fair-share”, we minimize the need for fundraisers and the need to have a handful of families shoulder our financial needs.
SUPPORTING the Sandburg PTA is easy!
Credit card payments are subject to a service fee. Please note that you may also add a (much appreciated!) additional donation to the Sandburg PTA at the same time. If you prefer to pay by check, please email Laura Gardner for details.
All PTA programs at Sandburg are funded by Fair Share Fees and additional donations; we don't hold any large fundraisers. We are striving for 100% membership this year! Thank you in advance for becoming a PTA supported!
For questions, contact Laura Gardner, Sandburg PTA Membership Director.
Sandburg PTA School Directory
Please note: Directory Spot will be updated for the 2023-24 school year in mid-September. Sandburg Middle School PTA offers our School Directory electronically to paid PTA supporters. We use Directory Spot to offer our information through an app.
The app is very secure and only paid PTA supporters 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.) 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 already have an existing username and password for Directory Spot, you do not have to do anything (besides re-up your support for the PTA). Log in using your existing username and password and the new Sandburg Directory will be available to you.
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 "More” or "..." From there, go to "Schools" and then 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 Laura Gardner, Sandburg PTA Membership Director.
It’s as simple as that!
Directory Spot Information
Here are a few features you can expect:
- 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.