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2051 Wabash
Springfield, IL 62704
217/787-3112
 

Sandburg's Annual Watch Me Learn Event and Family Lunch

6 days ago You and your family are invited to your child's classroom on Wednesday, October 10 between 1:00 and 2:30.  We'd like for you to come observe for any part of that afternoon you would like.  You are also welcome to come early and enjoy lunch with your child(ren) that day.  Lunch for kindergarten, 4th, and 5th grade students will be at 11:50 a.m.  Lunch for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will be at 12:20.  

Sandburg: The Relationship Between Home and School

6 days ago The importance of a strong working relationship between a child and the teacher is easy enough to understand. Keep in mind, however, that this is only half the equation. Just as important to your child’s school success is the relationship that you, as a parent, cultivate with the teacher. READ MORE

Final Thoughts from Sandburg

May 30, 2018 It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is upon us!  The staff at Sandburg is very proud of our boys and girls.  We have seen wonderful progress  this year.   With our staff members, our parents, the PTC, volunteers, business partners, and the community, we have proven that working together we can do great things for our boys and girls. READ MORE

Read This Summer, Sandburg!

May 29, 2018 Research has shown that children who do not read regularly over the summer vacation come back to school in the fall being a poorer reader than they were when they left school the previous year.  It’s sad, but true.  No one wants their children to do worse next year than they did this year.  To help you help your child, every Sandburg student will receive at least two books to bring home with them for summer reading. READ MORE

Sandburg's Poetry Cafe

Apr 18, 2018 The Sandburg Poetry Cafe is back and better than ever!  This year’s Poetry Cafe will be on May 3 and 4.  Sandburg students are flexing their poetry muscles and writing some great poetry that they will read from the stage…cafe style.  You won’t want to miss to miss it! Your personalized invitation will arrive in next week’s Wednesday folder, so be sure to watch for it.  Make your calendar now.   Thursday, May 3 at 9:30, Mrs. READ MORE

Kindergarten Preview Night at Sandburg

Apr 18, 2018 Do you have a child who will be turning five by September 1, 2018?  If so, plan on attending Kindergarten Preview Night at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.  Kindergarten Preview Night is an informational evening and kindergarten visit for incoming children and their families.  Kindergarten Preview Night will be held at Sandburg and all District #186 schools on this evening. READ MORE

The Good Citizen Cherry Berry Fieldtrip at Sandburg

Apr 18, 2018 Back by popular demand:   Again this year, boys and girls who demonstrate good citizenship will get to participate in the walking field trip to Cherry Berry for a cup of frozen yogurt on May 11, 14, and 15.   Classes walking on the afternoon of Friday, May 11 are Mrs. Schweska (1:00); Ms. Godefroid (1:15); Mrs. Jackson (1:30); Mr. Jugan (1:45); and Mr. Deaton (2:00).  On Monday, May 14, classes walking are Mrs. Daugherty (1:00); Mrs. Wells (1:15); Mrs. READ MORE

Sandburg: Tips on Raising Caring Children

Apr 18, 2018 What does it take to raise a compassionate child?  Here are some suggestions for parents and teachers that is based on psychological research:     • Praise is more effective than rewards. If we want to reinforce caring, rewards run the risk of leading children to be kind only when a carrot is offered, whereas praise communicates that sharing is intrinsically worthwhile for its own sake. • With children around 8 years old, praise character, not actions. READ MORE

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