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2051 Wabash
Springfield, IL 62704
217/787-3112
 

Join us on FRIDAY for Sandburg's Teacher Parade!

May 20, 2020 We can't wait to lay eyes on the REAL you!  (Not the ZOOM you!). Click for details about Friday's TEACHER PARADE!

We Miss You, Sandburg!

May 20, 2020 Click for some well wishes from your teachers and staff!  ❤︎  

U.S. Department of Education Visits Sandburg

Mar 4, 2020 Did you know that Sandburg School was visited last week by the United States Department of Education?  It was very exciting to have guests from Washington DC visit Sandburg!  Our school was chosen for a visit because of our strong work in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports or PBIS.  At Sandburg, this includes the work we do with the children around our three “respects” (Respect yourself.  Respect others.  Respect property). READ MORE

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

Mar 4, 2020 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's Volunteers Are Great!

Mar 4, 2020 How does one even begin to thank the countless people who worked to make this year’s Chili Supper such a huge success?  We’d like to thank the local businesses and Sandburg families who donated raffle prizes, food items, their time and talents; the volunteers who set up, cleaned up, worked games, and prepared food; community members and families who purchased meal tickets, game tickets and auction basket tickets. READ MORE

Sandburg: Social Media and Our Children

Mar 4, 2020 Social media is all the rage in our society, but it is not always appropriate for elementary school age children.  Most social media platforms have an age restriction of 13 or older.  The age restrictions are in place because of the level of maturity that is needed to use these platforms in a responsible manner.  Most adults are capable of using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Tik Tok for the purpose of which they were intended. READ MORE

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

Feb 18, 2020 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

Sandburg: Responding to Errors in Your Child's Reading

Feb 18, 2020 Based on the way most of us were taught to read, we tell children to “sound it out” when they come to a word they don’t know.  While this is the most common cue from parents, it often won’t help our children.  When your child has trouble reading a word, give him about 5 seconds.  See what he tries to do himself. READ MORE

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