PTA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

6th Grade Socials

Fall Social: The 6th Grade Tailgate is October 19th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the cafeteria.

Please contact Christina Moss or Nicole Krzak with any questions.

Spring Social: 6th Grade Party at Sky Zone, May 6th 6:30-8:30pm

Grab your friends and head to Sky Zone for a night of fun! Check-in is from 6:30pm-7pm, and jump time is from 7pm to 8:30pm. Parents please sign up if you are able to help, and students need to RSVP by April 29th. When you RSVP, indicate child's first and last name, so we can make sure a waiver is on file.

Click here to sign up and access the waiver. 

Please contact Sarah Makinney or Alison Dondlinger with any questions.

7th Grade Socials

Fall Social: The 7th grade fall social – York Football Tailgate party will be on October 12th from 5:30PM - 7:00PM in back of the school. The party will be moved to the gym if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Contact Wendee Reedy (wendee_reedy@yahoo.com)  with any questions.

Spring Social: Details of the event are coming soon...Please contact Wendee Reedy (wendee_reedy@yahoo.com) with any questions.

8th Grade Socials

Fall Social

The 8th Grade Fall Social is Friday, September 14th from 5-7pm .

All 8th graders are invited to the fall social Tailgate at Sandburg before York's football game against Glenbard West. Parents are responsible for bringing their child to the York football game. Please be aware of the rules below for York football games:

  • Admission for adults is $4.00
  • Children under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
  • NO backpacks, water bottles, skateboards, bikes, footballs, etc. will be allowed through the gate.

The tailgate will be in Sandburg's back lot (north side of building). 

Activity Day

This year on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 the 8th grade class is invited to spend the day with their classmates cruising aboard a private yacht on Lake Michigan.  Students will cruise for two hours aboard the Anita Dee II and enjoy a buffet lunch, beverages, music and dancing.

Students will come to school at the regular start time and report to their seminar classrooms.  Buses will plan to depart Sandburg school at 9:30am and return at 2:30 pm. A signed Medical Release Waiver and an Activity Day Permission slip with payment are required for participation.   The cost of the event is $50 per person, with checks made payable to “Sandburg PTA”. This includes the bus transportation, boat cruise, and food/drinks served on board.  

To sign up, please have the Field Trip Medical Waiver and the 8th Grade Activity Day permission slip found below signed and turned into the office or seminar teacher with your payment by May 8th

Donations and Volunteers are appreciated for the Yearbook Signing party after the cruise. A link to a volunteer page will be provided soon. 

If you have any questions, please contact Katerina Hickey or Erika Vlahos.

FORMS AND PAYMENT ARE DUE by Wednesday, May 8, 2019

8th Grade Boat Trip Permission Form 2019

8th Grade Boat Trip Parent Payment Form 2019

Upon returning from the cruise, students will gather in the cafeteria for a yearbook signing party.  We are collecting donations for the yearbook signing party through the following sign up genius link.  

8th Grade Yearbook Signing Party Volunteers and Donations SIGNUP GENIUS


8th Grade Activity Day FAQ

What should/can I bring for the event?
Jackets, and a camera or smartphone will be allowed on board. No other items are needed. Phones are ONLY to be used during the on-board event to take pictures, and will not be allowed to be used for texting or posting on social media apps. Students will be asked to put their phones away or will be held by chaperones. We are encouraging students to spend time on board interacting with each other in person.

What should I wear for the event?
Students should wear school policy dress code, summer, casual wear appropriate for the weather.

What type of food is being served and what if my child has special dietary needs?
A lunch buffet with foot items to be served as follows: Soda and juice bar and snack buffet which includes finger sandwiches, cheeses, fruit and vegetable trays and desserts. The sandwiches are generally ham and turkey bundles and mini club sandwiches.  There will be a few vegetarian spinach pinwheels wrap trays. We have requested that NO nut products be served for the event.  For gluten, free restrictions, only the fruit and veggie trays are gluten free. Should your child need to bring his/her own lunch due to dietary restrictions, please email Katerina Hickey or Erika Vlahos to obtain and complete an authorization form to allow your child to bring passenger provided food on board (boat provider’s requirement. No outside food will be allowed without a signed Authorization form).

ATTENDANCE AS OF May 14, 2019 - click here to check

 

Promotion Party

LAST BLAST 8th Grade Promotion Party May 30th

The Sandburg PTA and 8th grade parents are set to host a post-promotion party for the entire 8th grade class! This is a FREE, FUN event celebrating the end of Middle School. All Sandburg 8th graders invited. The party will include light snacks, raffles (gift cards, York Gear, etc.), a photo booth and dancing!

LAST BLAST Promotion Party
Knights of Columbus
537 S. York Street, Elmhurst
8-10 PM on May 30, 2019
ALL STUDENTS need to be picked up and CHECKED OUT by a parent.
 
PERMISSION SLIP REQUIRED

Please click HERE for the required Last Blast Permission Form.

HELP NEEDED

Thank you in advance for your help making this a successful event! 

Cash Donations -- Cash donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to the Sandburg office. Checks should be made out to “Sandburg PTA.” Please write “Last Blast/8th Grade Promotion Party” in the memo field. Cash donations will go toward items like DJ, food, and photo booth.

Item Donations -- To donate party items, visit our Sign Up Genius.

Volunteers – Please let us know if you’re available to help during the event by visiting our Sign Up Genius.

CONTACTS

For more info, contact Angela Bagdasarian  - anb0613@gmail.com OR Suzanne Wilcox -  suzwilcox@comcast.net

8th Gr Fall Social 2018

All School Dance

All School Dance: Friday, Feb. 22nd 7:00-9:00pm

Sandburg Rocks!  Have you child get ready to join their friends at the All School Dance on Friday, February 22nd. 

Music, Dancing and a few other surprises will be happening from 7 - 9 pm. We look forward to seeing the students having fun at this always-popular event.

It takes a VILLAGE...to host an ALL SCHOOL DANCE!!

Volunteer's positions are available and include: Set Up, Check-In, Chaperones, Security, Clean-Up and Cafeteria supervision. 

  • If you want to learn the latest dance moves, be a chaperone!
  • Have an eagle eye, sign up to be security! 
  • If you prefer to be behind the scene, try the cafeteria!

Trust me, there is something for everyone!

We also need donations of SNACKS & RAFFLE prizes!  

All items may be dropped off on Friday, February 22nd in the school office during regular school hours or in the cafeteria before the dance between 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Please label donations "ALL SCHOOL DANCE".

TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE GO TO https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44adac22a64-allschool.

This event is sponsored by the Sandburg PTA.

Be Internet Awesome Workshop

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 SmartAlertStrongKind, and Brave on and off the Internet.

For details of our workshop and links to tools and resources access the :

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. 

Career Day

On April 26th, our eighth grade students participated in our annual Career Education Day.  On this day, students were given the privilege to hear presentations regarding a variety of careers. Professionals from all industries and areas of expertise presented their own personal career opportunities to our students. This year 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. For a full list of presenters, click here.

We are committed to continuing this tradition as it enriches the lives of our children as they are inspired to follow their dreams. This is a great experience for students that they may remember into adulthood.

Next year, this event will take place at the beginning of the school year. If you would like to be part of it by helping with planning, or coming to talk to students about your career path, please contact Beth Hosler at bobhosler@att.net.

Dance Class (7th and 8th Grade)

It’s that time again: time for the ever-popular 7th and 8th grade dance classes!  They will be starting up again this March, so read below for more information and for the link to registration.

Spring Dance Class Registration for 7th and 8th Graders
The Sandburg PTA is offering a social dance class to students in 7th and 8th grade. As in years past, the class will be taught by Mr. Andy Fuzak from Those Kids Can Dance. The class meets eight evenings, beginning 3/15 (full schedule below). The 7th grade class meets from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, and the 8th grade class from 8:30 - 10:00 PM, in the Sandburg Gym.  The cost per student is $70. Complete details and dress code on the Sandburg PTA website.

DATES

  • Friday, 3/15/2019
  • Thursday, 3/21/2019
  • Friday, 4/5/2019
  • Friday, 4/12/2019
  • Thursday, 4/18/2019
  • Friday, 4/26/2019
  • Friday, 5/3/2019
  • Friday, 5/10/2019 (Last class)

Register here: 
7th:   https://sandburgmspta.revtrak.net/SMS-PTA-Social-Dance#/v/PTA-Dance-Class-7th-Grade
8th:   https://sandburgmspta.revtrak.net/SMS-PTA-Social-Dance#/v/PTA-Dance-Class-8th-Grade

Volunteer Opportunity:  Each session of dance class needs parent chaperones.  Please use the Sign Up Genius link below for your child’s grade:
7th:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAF28ABFF2-7thgrade
8th:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAF28ABFF2-8thgrade

 

DANCE CLASS ATTENDANCE CONTACTS

If you know in advance your student will not be attending, please contact the following as attendance WILL be taken.
Val Curry @ valerie.curry@comcast.net

Fresh Start Breakfast

The PTA will host a breakfast for all students on Friday, October 19th to reflect on their first semester goals and the setting of new ones. The breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 7:25 for 7th & 8th grade Band/Orchestra/Choir students and from 7:40 to 8:05 for all other students. Please encourage your student to set their alarm a bit earlier to participate in this event. The breakfast will be catered but we would greatly appreciate donations of gift cards such as Jewel, Starbucks, Chipotle and Panera. We will use the Jewel gift cards to purchase miscellaneous items for the breakfast. You can drop off the donations and the gift cards at the school front desk or at 243 N Clinton before October 17th.

Sign up today if you can donate to or volunteer for the event by clicking here. If you have any questions about the Fresh Start Breakfast, please contact Randa Barber (randarbarber@gmail.com) or Renee Pas (reneepas4@gmail.com).

 

 

Reflections

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the following Sandburg students who submitted entries for the 2018-19 Reflections program and have advanced to the Regional Level!
Music Composition: Rose Donato

Photography: Laney Toffler

Reflections projects from across D205 will be on display for several weeks at Judith B Salon starting with an evening “Opening Celebration” on February 22. Judith B Salon is located at 263 N York Street in Elmhurst.


GET CREATIVE!

The deadline has passed for the 2018-19 program.

Details for next year's program will be announced during the fall of the 2019-20 school year.

2018-19 Theme: "Heroes Around Me"

Deadline: Projects due to Sandburg office by November 12

Students may submit an entry in any of the six arts areas listed below. Only original works of art are accepted. It does not matter whether an entry created for the Reflections Program has been created as a classroom assignment or independently at home.  Once judged at the local level, the winners go on to the council and/or district judging. Those winners go to the Illinois PTA to receive recognition.

Select projects will advance from the state level to the National PTA level. The six arts areas are as follows:

There is also a Special Artist Division which is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program.

Si desea informacion del programa en Español, por favor contacta a Jenn Toffler.

reflections.jpg

2018-19 RULES

Please carefully read the rules for specific categories. Failure to submit a proper entry form or follow specific arts category rules could disqualify a project.

ENTRY FORM

Each project submission must include an official entry form. Feel free to attach an extra sheet if more room is needed for the Artist Statement, etc.

Download the Sandburg Entry Form (pdf)

TIMELINE

November 12 – Projects due to Sandburg office

Early December – Select entries advance to DuPage East Regional Level

Late January – Select entries advance to State Level

February - March – D205 projects on display at Judith B Salon

May  – State Level "SPOTLIGHT" Celebration at Milikin University - plus - Dupage East Regional Celebration

School Supplies

The PTA organizes the sale of pre-packaged school supply kits so parents can avoid the hassle of searching for school supplies over summer break. The school supply kits are ordered during the month of May and will be delivered to Sandburg MS in time for the walk-throughs at the beginning of August. Online ordering available through June 30, 2019!
 
Order your supplies online for 2019-2020.

For those who enjoy shopping, the school supply lists for each grade can be found below.

School Supply Lists for 2019-2020

Science Olympiad

Congratulations to all the Sandburg students who participated and placed at the 2019 Science Olympiad Regional competition.

Varsity:

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

Junior Varsity:

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.

Spartan Store

Spartan Store Menu

SpartanStoreMenu
SpartanStorePhoto

Spirit Wear

Sandburg Spirit Wear is on sale through Sunday, May 5th.  

Items available can be viewed and ordered online at: https://patriciasspiritwear.tuosystems.com/stores/sandburgms
The webstore closes at midnight on Sunday, May 5

Or you can print the  paper order form below and turn it into the school office by Friday, May 3rd.

Spirit Wear Order Form

Please turn in your forms with a check made payable to Sandburg PTA to the office.  Items will be delivered to your child's classroom. 

Thank you for supporting Sandburg Middle School with your purchase.

Any questions, contact Beth Schlief at beth.schlief@comcast.net or Jeanne Borchardt at jeanne_burns@hotmail.com.

Summer Recreation Open House (SROH)

Teacher Appreciation

Trivia Night

WINNING TEAM!

Image

There are no resources or collections to display

A BIG thank you the entire PTA Executive Committee for planning a fun and successful Trivia Night. Also, thank you to everyone who participated in the evening and to those who donated but were unable to attend.

We are excited to announce that we raised enough money to purchase a display monitor for the hallway that will post daily announcements for our students and help promote student participation in our club and after school activities.

The competition was tough and the scores were very close but Team Dunder Mifflin (aka Sandburg teachers and staff) took first place! CONGRATULATIONS!