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Sandburg Elementary School

2051 Wabash
Springfield, IL 62704

Thank You for Helping Make it a Great Year at Sandburg!

May 27, 2019 It is hard to believe that I am writing the last issue of Sandburg Sayings for the school year.  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

Sandburg READS this Summer!

May 27, 2019 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 Math Olympics

May 27, 2019 Students who are going into grades 2 - 5 next will be bringing home a set of flashcards next week. Please work with your child throughout the summer to memorize the basic math facts.  All students in those grades will take a math fact test the first week of school.  You might have your child practice in a test format by clicking the button on the Sandburg homepage that says, “Practice Your Math Facts. READ MORE

Sandburg: Thinking About Next Year

Apr 10, 2019 It’s amazing to think that we have less than eight weeks of school remaining in this  school year. These next weeks are crucial!  Please continue to support your child’s education by maintaining high expectations for both academics and behavior. READ MORE

Kindergarten Preview Night at Sandburg

Apr 10, 2019 Do you have a child who will be turning five by September 1, 2019?  If so, plan on attending Kindergarten Preview Night at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30.  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

Author, Aaron Reynolds is Coming to Sandburg!

Apr 10, 2019 Children’s author, Aaron Reynolds will be spending this Friday afternoon with us at Sandburg.  Reynolds, author of Creepy Carrots, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Dude!, and many other popular children’s books will read one of his books, talk with us about becoming an author, and maybe even give us a sneak preview of his newest book! You may remember that he was originally scheduled to visit Sandburg last fall. READ MORE

Sandburg: Tips on Raising Caring Children

Apr 10, 2019 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

Sandburg's Poetry Cafe is Back!

Apr 10, 2019 The Sandburg Poetry Cafe is back and better than ever!  This year’s Poetry Cafe will be on May 2 and 3.  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 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 2 at 9:30, Mrs. READ MORE

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