PTA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
- 5th Grade Socials
- 6th Grade Socials
- 7th Grade Socials
- 8th Grade Socials
- All School Dance
- Book Fair
- Career Day (8th Grade)
- Dance Class (7th and 8th Grade)
- Live Music Bingo
- Spartan Store
- Spartans Giving Back
- School Supplies
- Science Olympiad
- Spirit Wear
- Summer Recreation Open House (SROH)
- Teacher Appreciation
5th Grade Socials
During the 2022-2023 school year, the 5th Graders from Field will be at Sandburg while the new Field School is being built. Sandburg is excited to welcome the 5th Graders to our school and they will be having their own Fall and Spring Socials, just like the other grades!
2022 5th Grade Fall Social:
- Date: Friday, October 21
- Time: 6-8 pm
- Location: Windy City Ninjas
Pizza, Snacks and Drinks!
Games and Competition!
Awesome Raffle Prizes!
2023 5th Grade Spring Social:
- Date: April 25
- Time: 6:45-8:30 pm
- Location: York Theatre (150 N. York)
- Details: The Field 5th Grade Spring Social "A Night at the Movies" will be held at York Theatre (150 N. York) on Tuesday, April 25th from 6:45-8:30 pm featuring the new Super Mario Bros. movie. Snacks and drinks will be served. The PTA will be picking up most of the cost, but parents are also asked to contribute $10 towards the event. We hope your 5th grader can join us! Sign up your student and make your $10 contribution to the event!
Questions? Contact Shirley Misiak or Mandy Puchalski
6th Grade Socials
2022 6th Grade Fall Social:
- Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
- Time: evening
- Location: Sandburg
- Details: This is a drop-off event for 6th graders only. Stay tuned for volunteer and donation opportunities.
2023 6th Grade Spring Social:
- Date: TBD
- Time: TBD
- Location: TBD
- Details: A 6th Grade Spring social is being scheduled for May
7th Grade Socials
2021 7th Grade Fall Social:
Save the date!!
- Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
- Time: 5:30-7 pm
- Location: Sandburg (outside)
Save the date for the 7th Grade Fall Social! The Sandburg PTA is kicking off the new school year with the 7th Grade Fall Social before the York Homecoming game! Join us for a tailgate themed event that will take place in the Sandburg parking lot, with a DJ, raffles, games, and food for all 7th graders to enjoy. Stay tuned for more info, including volunteer and donation opportunities. Thank you for your help, and we look forward to seeing your 7th grader at the social!!
2023 7th Grade Spring Social:
- Date: April 24
- Time: 7-9 pm
- Location: Sky Zone Elmhurst
The 7th Grade Spring Social will be a Sky Zone Glow Party (325 W. Lake St.) on Monday, April 24th from 7-9 pm! Cost is $10 per student.
- Please register and pay online.
- Drop off starts at 6:30 pm.
- Please wear neon or white to maximize the glow effect.
- Socks are included.
- Absolutely NO glow paint on the face or body is allowed.
- Concessions will be available for purchase.
- This event is for Sandburg 7th graders ONLY, please.
Questions? Contact Andrea O'Connor.
8th Grade Socials
2021 8th Grade Fall Social:
- Date: September 9
- Time: 5:45-7 pm
- Location: Outside behind Sandburg
The 8th Grade Fall Social will take place at Sandburg (outside behind the school) on Friday, September 9th from 5:45-7 pm. We are in need of volunteers to donate, lend some items or chaperone in order to make this event a success. Thank you to Sandburg PTA for helping cover the costs of the BBQ and DJ and a special thanks to Kathleen Meade, Jay Sen, Gina Rice, Sue Lisowski and Sarah Jensen for helping organize this event so quickly.
- Please see the 8th Grade Social flyer (left) for details
- Go to the Sign Up Genius to help out with donations or volunteering
- New this year!! Please RSVP your student using the 8th Grade Social RSVP google form
The 8th grade Activity Day will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. The 8th graders will be attending a private Boat Cruise Luncheon Charter aboard the Anita Dee II on Lake Michigan in Chicago.
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 during the school day. Students will depart from Sandburg around 9-9:30 am and return around 2-2:15 pm.
Location: The Anita Dee II on Lake Michigan in Chicago.
Cost and Registration: The cost is $65 per student for PTA members and $75 per student for non-PTA members. Please register and pay online. The cost includes transportation to and from the boat cruise and lunch served on board. PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 15TH. Student spots WILL NOT be reserved until payment is made.
Dress Code and What To Bring: Please see the FAQs about the event.
Further Details: Yearbooks will be distributed to students upon their return and a Yearbook Signing Party will take place in the cafeteria around 2:30 pm.
Questions? Contact Andrea O’Connor.
8th Grade Promotion
Promotion will take place on Thursday, May 25. Key details:
- Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
- Location: York High School gymnasium
- Student Arrival Time: by 3:15 pm
- Promotion Ceremony: Starts 4 pm, duration will be about an hour
- Tickets: Are not needed and there is not a limit on the number of guests allowed to attend, bleacher seating is first-come first-served
- More details to come
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 8TH GRADE
Information is being confirmed for the last day of school 2023.
8th Grade Promotion After Party
We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of your 8th grader on Promotion Day! The PTA is pleased to host a Promotion After Party for the students which will include a DJ, photo booth, raffle prizes, snacks and dancing!
Date and Time: Thursday, May 25, 2023, 8-10 pm.
Location: River Forest Country Club (15 W 468 Grand Ave) in Elmhurst
Cost and Registration: The cost is $5. Please register and pay online.
Dress Code: Students must follow the River Forest dress code policy (no denim, no sweatpants and no midriff-baring tops). Promotion ceremony attire is encouraged.
Volunteers and Contributions NEEDED: The event will be chaperoned by Sandburg parents. Please consider volunteering and/or contributing to the event's entertainment, raffle prizes, and refreshments using the 8th Grade Promotion Party Sign Up Genius.
Further details: This is a drop-off event for Sandburg 8th grade students ONLY. Unfortunately, capacity does not allow for friends or family to join.
Questions? Contact Andrea O’Connor.
All School Dance
Sandburg’s Scholastic Book Fair! Our 2022 Annual Book Fair was held online and in-person in the Sandburg Library. For all of the details, please see the Sandburg Library's Book Fair webpage.
Career Day (8th Grade)
In 2023, 8th graders will be taking a bus to College of DuPage on May 12. There, they will learn about a variety of careers. The Career Day chairs are also working on a speaker series for 8th grade students from January through April to talk about a variety of careers. Stay tuned for further updates!
Dance Class (7th and 8th Grade)
UPDATES FOR LAST SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Our last social dance class on April 28 is quickly approaching. Class times remain the same. For the last class only, we ask all parents to drop off and pick up in the BACK of Sandburg due to the Elmhurst Children’s Theater play in the Sandburg auditorium the same evening.
We are excited to share that parents are invited to attend a portion of the last dance class on April 28! Save the date, wear your dancing shoes, and be prepared to be AMAZED by your student’s dance skills!!
7th Grade parents: 7:45-8:15 pm.
8th Grade parents: 9:15-9:45pm
7th and 8th Grade Social Dance Class
Social Dance Class is a long standing and hugely popular tradition in the D205 middle schools. The Sandburg PTA is thrilled to announce that dance class taught by Andy Fuzak from Let’s Dance is about to begin! The class meets eight evenings in March and April. The 7th-grade class meets from 7:00-8:15 pm and the 8th-grade class meets from 8:30-9:45 pm, in the Sandburg Gym. The cost per student is $80 for PTA members and $100 for non-PTA members; scholarships are available. In order for the dance class to be successful, we need parents to chaperone! Thank you for the gift of your time!
Class dates are: March 3, 10, 16*, 23* and April 6*, 14, 21, 28. An asterisk indicates the class meets on Thursday instead of Friday.
- Register and Pay for Dance Class
- Volunteer to Chaperone
- Arrive 15 minutes early so you are READY TO DANCE!
***Please note: Dressy attire is required for students (slacks, collared shirts, dresses, skirts, etc.); Sneakers are permitted and encouraged. Jeans and sweatpants are not allowed. Please ensure undergarments are out of sight.
Questions? Contact Laura Gibson.
SPECIAL EDITION SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
We are excited to pilot a Special Edition Dance Class this year featuring Andy Fuzak from Let's Dance! Special Edition Dance Class is an opportunity for 7th and 8th grade students to learn dance in a softer environment. The music will be quieter, the overhead lights will be kept on, and there will be no flashing lights. Class will move at a slower pace, meet for just 4 weeks, and have a class length of 45 minutes. Breaks will be available to students if/when they would like to step away to gather themselves.
Special Edition Dance Class meets in the Sandburg Middle School Cafeteria from 4:30 - 5:15 pm. Class Dates:
- Friday, March 3
- Friday, March 10
- Thursday, March 16
- Thursday, March 23
The 4 week class costs $40 per student for PTA members and $50 for non-PTA members; scholarships are available. This class is offered to all D205 middle school students from Bryan, Churchville, and Sandburg. In order for the dance class to be successful, we need parents to chaperone! Thank you for the gift of your time!
Questions? Contact Laura Gibson.
Live Music Bingo
Live Music BINGO 2023 tickets are ON SALE!
Join us for a parents only event featuring music by Bobby K on Friday, January 20th from 7-10 pm to support the Sandburg PTA at John Noldan's Guaranteed Rate event space (115 W Adelaide St, Elmhurst). There will NOT be a trivia night this year, so that means no teams, themes or costumes. Instead, purchase your BINGO ticket for $40 per person to gain admission to the event along with one BINGO card and two beverage coupons. Additional BINGO cards for the competitive folks and opportunities to donate also available. Questions? Contact Amy Kinsella.
Please see the Reflections webpage for all of the details!
Spartan Store 2022-23
- See the Spartan Store Menu
Ongoing Spartan Store hours are:
- Tuesdays, 8 to 9:30 am
- Thursdays, 11am to 1pm
The Spartan Store gives students the chance to trade in their Spartan Bucks for fun prizes and gifts, gift cards to local stores & restaurants, and fun passes (for example, being allowed to tell a joke on morning announcements).
- 5th Grade: YELLOW bucks
6th Grade: ORANGE bucks
7th Grade: PURPLE bucks
8th Grade: BLUE bucks
Thank you Laura Fischer for all of your hard work organizing and updating the Spartan Store for 2021-22! Also, thank you to the Fischer family for donating the awesome new decals for the Spartan Store made by Angel Fancy on Spring Road.
Spartans Giving Back
Spartans Giving Back is a committee that sets up community service opportunities for Sandburg students and families. In the past, this committee has run clothing and food drives, recruited students to help out at We Pop Up, and recruited students to clean up the Sandburg grounds. Watch the main PTA webpage and PTA newsletters for upcoming opportunities.
Each student will need a PE Uniform.
Sandburg is excited to announce District 205 Middle Schools' PE Uniforms for the 2023-24 school year are now available for purchase at the D205 Store. For your convenience, uniforms can be shipped directly to your home. Be sure to pre-order yours today!
Why Pre-Order? So your student can have the size he/she needs when the school year begins. Quantities are limited to leftover stock once school starts.
In addition, make sure your student has PE appropriate shoes each day. (Either wear gym shoes or keep some at school in the PE locker.)
Order your school supply kits now and save! Pre-Order your Sandburg Middle School Supply Kits at the 1st Day School Supplies website. Questions? Contact Lynnea Brown.
For those who enjoy shopping, or for your reference, see the school supply lists for each grade.
In addition to what is noted on the lists, everyone needs to have a PE uniform (details to the left) and make sure your student has PE appropriate shoes each day.
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.
The Sandburg Spirit Wear Store is OPEN. We will remain open for orders until April 23, 2023.
Never underestimate the power of a good outfit put together with pieces from the Sandburg Spring Spiritwear Store 2023. Orders will be taken online through April 23 and spiritwear will be distributed in mid-May at school.
Questions? Contact Megan Farley.
Thank you for supporting Sandburg Middle School with your purchase!
Summer Recreation Open House (SROH)
The Summer Recreation Open House sponsored by Elmhurst District 205 and the Elmhurst PTA Council is held each year in late January / early February. More details can be found at the SROH Facebook Page.