PTA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
- 6th Grade Socials
- 7th Grade Socials
- 8th Grade Socials
- All School Dance
- Be Internet Awesome Workshop
- Book Fair
- Career Day
- Dance Class (7th and 8th Grade)
- Spartan Store
- School Supplies
- Science Olympiad
- Spirit Wear
- Summer Recreation Open House (SROH)
- Teacher Appreciation
- Trivia Night
There will be an outdoor picnic on Wednesday, May 26 from 12:30-2:30pm at Sandburg. Lunch will be catered by Southtown and there will be a DJ and yard games for a fun and relaxing afternoon. We are looking for parent volunteers to help make everything run smoothly. Sign up here.
In addition, right before the class picnic on May 26, the 8th grade team is planning to put on a Field Day for our 8th graders from 11:10-12:30. Please click here to see what is needed to make this day awesome for our kids!
The 8th grade promotion event is scheduled for May 27. Details were sent in a separate email to all 8th grade parents the week of May 3. Feel free to contact the main office, or your student’s counselor, Kim Lambert-Haak, if you have any additional questions.
Sandburg PTA is proud to have hosted a Be Internet Awesome Workshop! To make the most of the Internet, families need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Google's Be Internet Awesome program allows parents to explore their excitements and worries about raising children in a connected world and to work through discussion-based, parent-to-parent sessions on topics like password security and safe websites.
Together we explored the topics of being Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, and Brave on and off the Internet.
For details of our workshop and links to tools and resources access the :
- Sandburg PTA Be Internet Awesome presentation at http://bit.ly/SMSBIA
- Google Be Internet Awesome Family Guide at http://bit.ly/BIAparent
You can also go to the National PTA website for more details on their PTA Connected programs.
National PTA has been a partner to parents on digital parenting topics for over 5 years, exploring in-depth the issues that are on the minds of today’s families, and connecting parents with tools, research and supports to make the best decisions for their children.
Be Internet Awesome
Raising children in the age of smartphones and social media brings new challenges and concerns for all families. The Sandburg PTA is excited to host a Be Internet Awesome Workshop which promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology among children and families.
Tip of the Month: Don’t “friend” or chat to strangers online. Your child should be able to tell you three things about the person they are interacting with online (e.g. he has an older brother at York, he lives on Geneva Avenue, and he has a dog named Buddy).
Our annual Book Fair is happening virtually this year from October 14 through 27! The Fair will be exclusively held online this year. Click HERE for more information as well to shop! Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly. We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!
Every year, our eighth grade students participate in our annual Career Education Day. On this day, students are given the privilege to hear presentations regarding a variety of careers. Professionals from all industries and areas of expertise present their own personal career opportunities to our students. In previous years our list of professions included firemen, police officer, author, teacher, VP of finance, animal trainer, construction worker, attorney, librarian, chef, engineer, marketing and product development, emergency doctor, nurse, FBI agent, NFL security, veterinarian, Chief Operating Officer, and small business owner.
In 2021, we are taking Career Day virtual on May 25! Calling ALL Parents--DUE FRIDAY, MAY 21! The Sandburg PTA has partnered with Junior Achievement to bring an 8th grade Career Day to our school like never before! Our students will have access to over 275+ speakers from a wide variety of occupations, sharing their education backgrounds and all about their careers. For the first time, the experience is available to students online and is planned to occur during normal school hours on May 25. In addition, we are able to spotlight you, our Sandburg parents! Won't you please be a part of this exciting event? If YES! Click here to review the easy-to-create Video Speaker Instructions. Kindly let Patti Berner know that you're "in!" and/or contact her with any and all questions. All presenters will receive a PTA "Thank You!" gift for the generous donation of their time and talents. Thanks for supporting our 8th graders!
Order your supplies online for 2020-2021.
For those who enjoy shopping, the school supply lists for each grade can be found below.
Congratulations to all the Sandburg students who participated and placed at the 2019 Science Olympiad Regional competition.
2nd - Road Scholar - Adam Bagdasarian and Tyler Melind
3rd - Elastic Launched Glider - Spencer Dirks and Henry Nelson
3rd - Roller Coaster - Ethan Carollo and Jovan Cholico
3rd - Thermodynamics - Dominic Begora and Ethan Carollo
6th - Boomilever - Julia Clink and Caroline Fischer
6th - Heredity - Paula Derengowski and Aubrey Hall
6th - Water Quality - Ethan Carollo and Spencer Dirks
3rd - Roller Coaster - Caruso Jara and AJ LaDeur
4th - Boomilever - Evan Carry and Saveen Shah
6th - Game On - Evan Carry and Saveen Shah
Illinois Science Olympiad is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. ISO accomplishes its goals through classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments. ISO tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science concepts, process skills and science applications.
ISO has divided the state into ten regional competition sites. Each site hosts both middle school and high school competitions on the same day that run simultaneously. Approximately 24 schools send their team(s) to a local site to compete in these events on a Saturday in February or March. Each event is evaluated according to the scoring criteria that is published in the coaches' manual. The top students in each event receive medals according to their rank. The scores of the team in each event are then combined for an overall score for the team. At the end of the day, the top percentage of the teams then advance to the State Tournament. The scenario begins again there and the top teams advance to the national competition.
For more information about Science Olympiad, please visit the National Science Olympiad website at http://www.soinc.org/background.