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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-2337

Hours

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Attendance Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:25 a.m. -3:25 p.m.

(7:30 a.m. - 8:18 a.m. B/O/C)

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Announcements

2/17/17

Office Contacts:

Fehrenbacher, Linda
Principal lfehrenbacher@elmhurst205.org
Gail, Jeff
Assistant Principal jgail@elmhurst205.org
DeMare, Lucy
Lead Secretary ldemare@elmhurst205.org
Nelson, Susan
Assistant Secretary snelson@elmhurst205.org
Tansor, Rosanne
Nurse rtansor@elmhurst205.org

Staff

IMPORTANT DATES

Feb 10  Promotion Gown Order Forms Due Today
Feb 15

Late Arrival Day @ 10 AM

No Band/Orchestra/Choir

Feb 20 President's Day - No School
Mar 3 Institute Day - No School All Students
March 15

Late Arrival Day @ 10 AM

No Band/Orchestra/Choir

Mar 27 Spring Break Begins - No School
April 3 Classes Resume
April 14 Non-Attendance Day - No School
April 19

Late Arrival Day @ 10AM

No Band/Orchestra/Choir

May 29 Memorial Day - No School
May 31 8th Grade Promotion @ York HS 4PM

Spartan News

2/16/17

All students who attend school in Elmhurst, public or private, are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 8th. The 21st annual Student Chess Tournament will be held on Tuesday, March 14th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school.
ribbons 
receive; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Last year, over 200 students participated in the tournament.

Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slips and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com.

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2/15/17

Map scores will be sent on Wednesday February 22, 2017, not on Friday February 17, 2017 as previously stated in our Monday Message.

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2/14/17

Know an outstanding youth volunteer? The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, the presentation of which will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Sandburg Middle School. Nominations are being accepted for young volunteers who reside within Elmhurst District 205 boundaries or attend an Elmhurst school.

 

To receive a paper nomination form, call the City of Elmhurst at 630-530-3010 or visit www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Service-Award to access the online form. Nominees must be students in grades K-12; service must be voluntary and unpaid. Nominations must be received by Friday March 10, 2017. Award winners will be personally congratulated by the Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, with a reception following the program. For more information, contact Youth Commission Chair Jackie Tamer at jackietamer@gmail.com.

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2/9/17

With a theme of The Future is Now, the 2017 D205 Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, March 11, at The Hyatt Lodge on McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook. Join a community of friends ready to support a learning revolution by raising funds that will help promote future ready learning and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools. The event promises to be an elegant and entertaining evening featuring a plated dinner, beverages, raffles, awesome mini and live auctions, as well as an opportunity to hear about new trends in learning spaces and education. Cost is $175 per person and space is limited; visit www.elmhurst205.org/2017gala to learn more and purchase tickets.

Another way to participate, even if you can't attend the Gala, is to purchase a "Golden Raffle Ticket" for $100. Only 100 tickets are being sold and the winner will get to chose one of the following trips: 4-nights stay in Puntacana, Dominican Republic, Sam Adams Boston VIP Tour, or a 3-Nights Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway - airfare for two included.  To purchase a raffle ticket, please email Pam Hamil at pjhamil@gmail.com.

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2/1/17

Promotion Gown Order Forms are due Friday, February 10, 2017.

For families that have had a child graduate in the last 4 years, you can still use the same gown.  Please return the form stating  "no gown needed" on the bottom of the form.

 

A form is attached in the event your student misplaced the one received on measurement day.

 

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1/17/17

Effective parenting promotes age-appropriate problem-solving. The coping skills that enable problem-solving unfold in normal developmental cycles. At each stage of a child’s development, new challenges create struggle that ignites new abilities. Sometimes, this growth enables the child to connect more successfully with others. Other times, kids are empowered to explore and learn. As they test their limits, an increased capacity for self-control evolves. As they move toward adolescence, these functions support independence and autonomy.

Sponsored by the Churchville Middle School Positive Family Support Program, this series of workshops are designed to help parents understand these normal developmental cycles and respond effectively to their children’s struggles. The first workshop was held January 10 on the topic of coping skills. Two more remain:

  • Tuesday, February 7; 9-10am – “Problem Solving” – Parents will identify targeted problem-solving approaches based on their child’s developmental circumstances.
  • Tuesday, March 14; 6-7pm – “Parenting Strategies” – Based on feedback from the first two sessions, the presenters will facilitate role-play education to teach and model parenting strategies to situation-based challenges.

The presentations will take place at Churchville Middle School in the MediaScape Lab, 155 Victory Parkway, Elmhurst and all are welcome. They are led by Katie McDougall and Steve Ritter, both Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Ms. McDougall is a former school social worker and Mr. Ritter is the Managing Director of the Midwest Institute & Center for Workplace Innovation. For further details, please click on the flyer below or contact Churchville Social Worker Megan McCarthy at 630-617-2244 or mmccarthy@elmhurst205.org.

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12/5/16

Did you know that Sandburg has a school store?  Students are given Spartan Stars throughout the day to support good behavior, habits, and attitudes.  Students collect these and can trade them in at our school store during extended seminar on Tuesdays.  Here is the list of items students can purchase with stars:

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STEM Day at Argonne with Sandburg students

Enrollment: 720

Sandburg Student Activities Calendar

District 205 News

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Mission

The mission of Sandburg Middle School is to encourage students to become confident, independent, responsible and respectful learners by reinforcing and supporting their academic and co-curricular growth in conjunction with parents and the community.