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Springfield, IL 62704
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Sandburg's Home - School Agreement: The Parent's Role

4 days ago 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

4 days ago 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

Sandburg: Healthy Eating? Better School Performance.

4 days ago One of the best ways you can boost your child’s ability to learn is to ensure he eats healthy meals. Did you know that protein and iron help the brain function? Studies show that children who don’t eat enough foods rich in iron and protein tend to have lower test scores, poor academic performance and behavior issues. • Protein is found in meat, fowl, fish and dairy products. There is also protein in eggs, peas, beans, nuts and seeds. READ MORE

Sandburg: What's Up With Head Lice?

4 days ago According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head lice infestations in the United States are most common among preschool and elementary school-age children and their household members regardless of socioeconomic status and hygienic living conditions.   At Sandburg when we talk with students about head lice, our conversation is aligned with current policy from the National Association of School Nurses. READ MORE

Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing at Sandburg

4 days ago This year, all 3rd - 5th grade students enrolled in Illinois Public Schools will be taking the IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) tests.  The IAR assessment is an online assessment that tests students in Language Arts/Literacy and Math.   At Sandburg, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will take the IAR test from March 23 - 27 in the mornings.  Additionally, 5th graders will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment on the mornings of March 30 and 31. READ MORE

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

Jan 28, 2020 In our last issue of Sandburg Sayings, we revisited the principal’s role 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 teacher.  Please let us know if you have questions regarding the following information. READ MORE

Sandburg: The Importance of School Attendance

Jan 28, 2020 Research has proven that there is a high correlation between school attendance and  academic performance and success, while absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement.  Good school attendance begins now...in elementary school.  Research shows that students who have not established regular attendance patterns in elementary school tend to never establish good school attendance patterns in middle or high school. READ MORE

Hey, Sandburg! More Screen Time for Toddlers is Tied to Poorer Development

Jan 28, 2020 Among toddlers, spending a lot of time staring at screens is linked with poorer performance on developmental screening tests later in childhood, according to a new study.  The study, published in the journal of American Pediatrics last month, found a direct association between screen time at ages 2 and 3 and delays in development between ages 3 and 5.  “This study shows that, when used in excess, screen time can have consequences for children’s development. READ MORE

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