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  • Dear Sandburg Families and Friends, We had a wonderful time welcoming many of our soon-to-be Sandburg families to our school, at our annual Kindergarten Round-up last week. Not only was it great to meet so many new Sandburgers, it was our starting point as we begin to plan for the next school year. I thank the PTA Hospitality Team for providing refreshments for the round-up. I also thank the PTA for hosting Trivia Night on Saturday night. It was an extremely enjoyable evening and served as one of the PTA fundraisers. I thank all of you for your support. When you support the Sandburg PTA, you’re helping all Sandburg students. This week is the first week of the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments. PARCC is the new state assessment system that is replacing ISAT (Illinois Standards Achievement Test). All students in grades 3-5 will be assessed in Language Arts and Math. This week, our 3rd grade students will be tested in three (3) sessions of Language Arts and two (2) sessions of Math. Our 4th and 5th grade students will also participate in the same sessions during the week of March 16-20. There are three ways you can help your own children be as prepared as possible:

    1. Make sure they get plenty of rest. 2. Provide a nutritious breakfast each morning. 3. Encourage them. There is no reason for any child to be anxious over these

    tests. Please mark your calendar with a few upcoming events. Report cards will be sent home Friday, March 13. There will be a “meet and greet” with our Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Schuler, at the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream on Monday, March 23, 6:00-7:00 PM. Spring Break is March 30-April 3. The Amazing Race Multicultural Night is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 6:30-8:30 PM. The Sandburg Fine Arts Night/Ice Cream Social will be Tuesday, May 12, 6:00-8:00 PM. Our teachers and the PTA are also planning a Family Reading Night, but the date has not yet been set. Look for it soon. Thanks, as always, for all of your volunteer help, PTA participation and general support of our students. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy such a great partnership.

    Sincerely, Aaron Bacon

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    Beep Beep Newsletter Page 3 of 4

    March 2015 Edi t ion Er in Purser - PTA Pres ident Yvette Wedow — PTA V ice Pres ident , Ways and Means Jef f Crowley — PTA V i ce Pres i dent , Commit tees Chr i st ine Al t – PTA Treasurer Al i son Crowley — PTA Secretary

    Principal’s News

    Sandburg Elementary “Beep Beep” Newsletter


    Principal’s News 1

    Important Dates 2

    Parent Liaison Bio 2

    Cook’s Night Off Info 3

    5th Grade Charity Drive Info 4

    Exploremore Day Needs 5

    All Pro Dad Meeting Info 6

    Spring Parenting Seminars 7

    Aaron Bacon, Pr incipal Jef f Crowley – Beep Beep Edi tor sandburgbeepbeep@out

  • THANK YOU!!!

    Thank you to all of the volunteers who make our Sandburg events possible!

    Important Dates

    March 11th-7:30-Board of Education Meeting at WNHS

    March 26th-All day CNO at Steamboat BBQ

    April 7th-7:00-Next PTA meeting

    May 3rd-Sandburg Day at the Kane County Cougars

    Parent Liaison Bio

    My name is Clara Neff and I am the Bilingual (English-Spanish) Parent Liaison for Sandburg Elementary School. I am so fortunate to be part of the Sandburg community. As a parent liaison I serve as a bridge communication between school and home by helping parents to get the information, help and support they need to ensure their child’s academic and social success in school. I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina but now I live in Wheaton, IL with my husband Mark, our daughter Bianca and our son Will. They both attend C.U.S.D. 200 schools! Please feel free to call me with any questions and concerns to 630-682-2105 ext. 3188; or e-mail me to .I am looking forward to hearing from you! Mi nombre es Clara Neff y yo soy la Liaison Bilingüe (Inglés-Español) para Padres de la Escuela Elementaria Sandburg. Yo soy muy afortunada de ser parte de la comunidad de Sandburg. Como liaison de padres yo sirvo como un puente de comunicación entre la escuela y la casa; ayudando a los padres a recibir la información, la ayuda y el soporte necesario para el éxito académico y social de sus hijos/as en la escuela. Yo nací y me crié en Buenos Aires, Argentina pero ahora vivo en Wheaton, IL con mi marido Mark, nuestra hija Bianca y nuestro hijo Will. Los dos atienden escuelas en el CUSD 200! Por favor, siéntase libre de llamarme por telefono con cualquier pregunta o preocupacion al

    630-682-2105 extension 3188; o escribame un e-mail a Tengo

    muchas ganas de escucharlos a todos!

  • JOIN US Thursday March 26, 2015


    Bring this flyer to Steamboat BBQ between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

    and a percentage of your Dine-In or Carry-Out order will be given to the Sandburg PTA!


    322 E. Geneva Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187

    630-665-6227 STEAMBOATQUE.COM





  • 5th Grade Drive for Change Information

    Loose Change Drive: Change for Change 5th graders at Sandburg need your help to change the world. They have been learning about the needs of people in this world through an organization called Free the Children. They kicked off the Loose Change Drive last week to raise money for Free the Children organization. Free the Children is a non-for profit organization helping people in many countries such as; Rural China, Haiti and Kenya. The money we raise from the Loose Change Drive will go toward health care, clean water and efforts to stop Child Labor in the countries mentioned above. The grade level that collects the most money will earn a special game time with the 5th grade students during the recess and lunch time this spring. Thanks for helping the 5th graders with this cause to help people in our world. Food drive: We Act to Stop Hunger The 5th grade classes are asking Sandburg families to help us collect food to stop hunger in our community. We will be holding a food drive to help 3 different organizations in our area: The Humanitarian Service Project in Carol Stream, The Du Page Food Pantry in Wheaton, and the Outreach Center in Carol Stream. The food we collect will help feed local families. Please consider bringing nonperishable food items to Sandburg. The Food drive: We Act to Stop Hunger will start Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. Thanks for helping the 5th graders make a difference in our community. Some of the nonperishable items needed are:

     Boxed Potatoes

     Main Meals (Beef Stew, Chili, Canned Meat, Canned Tuna)

     Pancake Mix & Syrup

     Cereal

     Canned Fruit and Vegetables

     Granola Bars

     Ketchup

     Mayonnaise

     Pasta & Pasta Sauce

     Peanut Butter & Jelly

     Coffee, Tea

     Crackers

     Beans

     Rice

  • Thanks to so many of you who have already signed up to teach a class on

    Exploremore Day we have almost 40 FUN and EXCITING classes we can offer our Sandburg Students.


    If you would like to volunteer to help on Exploremore Day, please contact one of

    the following committee members to sign up.

    If you would like to sign up to be an assistant please contact Kelly Roller, or

    Erin Purser

    If you would like to sign up to donate supplies please contact Mary Welsh, or

    Sarah Pisaneschi

    If you would like to sign up to assist in Kindergarten please contact Maribeth Russell, or

    Julie Westberg

    Any other questions please contact Jen Scherer, Peg Smyth, or

    Julie Michalak

    Remember . . . . . Exploremore Day is a closed campus school day so we encourage you to sign up ahead of time and be a part of this fun and exciting tradition at Sandburg School.

  • Hey dads and kids... join us for the

    Sandburg Elementary School

    Monday, March 23rd

    8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room

    This Months’ Theme: Finding Purpose in the Pain

    A little breakfast*, a little bonding, a lot of fun!

    *BYOB = Bring Your Own Breakfast

    Team up with other Sandburg dads and kids for a quick, before-

    school breakfast and a 45-minute program of fatherhood and

    family topics. You’ll take away some great tips and resources to

    help you be the best Dad you can be, and you’ll strengthen your

    relationship with your kids at the same time. It’s fun, and it’s free!

    See you there...

    Email for more information.

    CCaann’’tt M

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