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Sandburg Elementary School

2051 Wabash
Springfield, IL 62704

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

Sandburg's Home/School Agreement: The Student's Role

Mar 18, 2019 As the weather warms up, it’s often tempting to put less emphasis on school.  Although this is a natural temptation, it’s not in the best interest of our children.  With a quarter of the school year left, it’s important for boys and girls to “give it all they’ve got. READ MORE

Sandburg: How to Respond When Your Child Says, "I'm not good at math."

Mar 18, 2019 When it comes to math, research shows that attitude matters. So when you hear your child say, “I’m bad at math,” you want to nip that self-defeating attitude in the bud. Here’s what an expert has to say: Respond with, “Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you’re not good at it.”       Many kids associate being “good at math” with catching on quickly. But math is a skill that is acquired over time. READ MORE

Sandburg's Home/School Agreement: The Parent's Role

Feb 26, 2019 In the last two issues of Sandburg Sayings, we revisited the principal’s and teacher’s roles as defined in our Home/School Agreement that each of us signed in the fall of this school year.  The Home/School Agreement is a promise in good faith that outlines each of our roles in educating the children of Sandburg School.  Below is the role of the parent.  Please take some time to review this information with your child. READ MORE

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