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Sandburg Elementary School                              Principal: Geof Martin      Vice Principal: Milton Martin Jr.

11230 Avenida del Gato                                858.566.0510 x1104         858.566.0510 x1108

San Diego, CA 92126                                     gmartin@sandi.net           mmartinjr@sandi.net 

Office:858.693.1631
www.sandi.net/sandburg

 

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ASB: Associated Student Body

The purpose ofthe Associated Student Body (also known as the ASB or Student Council) is to promote the welfare of the school, to encourage loyalty and school spirit, and develop leadership. Every student is a member of the association. Your ASB cabinet includes a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, 4thand 5th grade representatives.  

 

After School Programs

Sponsored By: The Sandburg Foundation

When: Throughout the school year

The Sandburg Foundation offers a variety of after school classes throughout the school year.  Enrollment forms are available in the office.  The classes run on a 6-week schedule.  All students are welcome (with the exception of kindergarten students for the first session).  Kindergarteners arewelcome to enroll during the second session and throughout the rest of theschool year.  For details, please visit the Sandburg Foundation Website, http://www.sandburgfoundation.org/.

 

 

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Back to School Night

Sponsored By: Sandburg Elementary School

When: Usually the second orthird Thursday September

This event welcomes families back to school—there will be a short message from the Principal, Mr. Martin (in the multipurpose room), and then parents/guardians are encouraged to attend a brief presentation by the classroom teacher(s) detailing expectations for the year. 

 

Bingo Night

Sponsored By: The Sandburg PTO

When: A Thursday evening inSeptember

A free game night!  Five games of bingo in the multi-purpose room, all free. 

The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners (for each of the five games) receive great prizes!!

 

 

Biz town

Sponsored By: The Sandburg PTO and Junior Achievement

When: January

Biztown is an all-day event for 5th graders to run a town. This is an amazingexperience for all involved. The students apply business skills learned to running a small group of stores, banks, and a town hall!

 

Book Fair

Sponsored By: The Sandburg PTO

When: March

Scholastic Books provides the books. Sandburg opens a room up for book purchases. It's a great time to see what your children enjoy reading,and to stock up!

 

BoxTops for Education

Sponsored By: The Sandburg Foundation

When: Throughout the school year

The Sandburg Foundation regularly collects Box Tops for Education from the student body.  Box Tops can be returned to the classroom or office where a Foundation representative will collect and process them.  Funds from the Box Tops program provide supplies for the classrooms, support ongoing programs, and assist with new enrichment projects!

 

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Calendar

The school calendar of events, holidays, and organization meetings is provided on the back of all Tiger folders (each student receives a Tiger folder at the beginning of the school year).  The calendar is also available on the Sandburg Website.

 

Concert on the Green

Sponsored By: The Sandburg PTO

When: June

The school orchestra and band provide a wonderful repertoire of songs performed for parents out on the green.

 

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Daily Schedule

Running/ Walking Club (optional)           M-F                                                     7:25-7:40

Grades K-5

M, T, Th & F

7:45 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.

 

Wednesday

7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Office Hours 

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Dad’s Club

Regular Meeting Schedule: (Check School Calendar)

Where: Staff Lounge

The primary purpose of Sandburg Elementary School’s Dad’sClub is to provide an easy and fun way for fathers to become more involved intheir children’s life at school.  Dad'sClub runs a few events throughout the year, such as Donuts withDad, Math and Science Night, and Lunch with Dad.  They also assist the other organizations withtheir events. For details see the link: http://www.sandi.net/domain/9647

 

Donuts with Dad

Sponsored By: Sandburg Elementary Dad’s Club

When: September

Dad’s Club invites you to join your student for a donut and milk while you spend some time together in the multi-purpose room before the school day begins.

 

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Email Blasts

Parents/guardians can subscribe to the Sandburg Elementary email blasts that provide monthly calendar updates and highlight other school activities throughout the year.  This email subscription is free!  It is separate from the Sandburg Sunday Notes sent by Principal Martin. Sandburg Sunday Notes sent by Principal Martin.  Please contact Synthia Chang at schang@san.rr.comif you are not receiving these emails.

 

eScrip

Please register your Vons club card number with the eScrip service.  Sandburg Elementary receives donations from eScrip at no cost to you!  To register:

  1. Go to www.escrip.com
  2. Click on “sign-up”
  3. Follow the instructions (select Sandburg Elementary School, eScrip Group ID 139842843) and you are done!

 

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Fall Carnival

Sponsored By: The Sandburg PTO

When: October

This is our biggest event of the fall!  While sponsored by the PTO, all school organizations help with this terrific event.  Wear your costumes!  There are games for the children to play, a cake walk, a silent auction, a cake design contest, face painting, popcorn, food, and more.  There will be pre-event ticket sales throughout that week.

 

Foundation

Please see Sandburg Foundation.

 

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Gift Cards

Please see Shopping Card Program.

 

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IXL is a math computer program designed to help Sandburg students practice the skills they are learning in the classroom. 

 

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Job share

Two teachers share the responsibilities of one classroom—the time can be shared in various ways (mutually agreed upon by both teachers involved) that include a 20/80, 40/60, or 50/50 split.  While two teachers share the classroom, only one teacher is present at a time with the exception of important events.

 

Jog-A-Thon

Sponsored By: The Sandburg Foundation

When: Friday, April 19, during the school day

The Jog-A-Thon is the largest fundraising event sponsored by the Sandburg Foundation.  The funds raised through this event support many of the ongoing programs. Historically, the funds have supported our enrichment programs (yoga and STEM Classes), our library assistant, and many other opportunities for students. Every Sandburg student receives a T-Shirt and participates in this amazing, fun-filled day. Please visit the Sandburg Foundation website for more details.

 

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is an organization that sponsors Biztown and “provides financial literacy education that empowers young people toown their economic success.”  For more information, please visit their website: www.jasandiego.org.

 

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Lunch with Dad

Sponsored By: Sandburg Elementary Dad’s Club

When: December

Dads are invited to join their children for their normal lunch period.  It is a great way to spend time with your child at school!

 

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Monday Morning Assemblies

Sponsored By: Sandburg Elementary School

When: Mondays, at 7:45 a.m., at the flagpole

Please join us for the weekly Monday morning assemblies.  The entire school gathers around the flagpole to celebrate accomplishments, discusses weekly plans, and gets fired up with the Sandburg School Song!

 

Multi-Cultural Fair

Sponsored By: The Sandburg PTO

When: March

This campus-wide event is a fun time where families from various cultures show off their food, dress, and unique things from their country of origin.  There are dancers, singers and other performances.

 

Multi-Purpose Room

This is our main meeting room on campus, located directly across from the Main Office.  Many of our evening programs are held in this room.

 

Music Program

Our 4th and 5th grade students have a wonderful opportunity to join the school’s music program. Students can choose Band or Orchestra. We are fortunate to have two wonderful music teachers: Mr. Luchs is our orchestra teacher and Mr. Tellinghuisen is our band teacher.

 

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Open House

Sponsored By: Sandburg Elementary School

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Spring Open House is the opposite of Back to School Night—instead of the parents/guardians listening to the teacher presentations, the student show case their work and what they have accomplished throughout the year. 

 

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P.A.W.S.  Our school motto: Positive Attitudes Will Succeed!

 

 

PAWS

Paws is the name of our Sandburg Tiger school mascot.  Paws attends many school events and is always a great ambassador for Tiger pride!

 

Pawsitive News

Supported by: ASB

Pawsitive News is Sandburg’s weekly student bulletin. Our 5th grade news crew works together to produce videos that promote technology skills while encouraging our children to express themselves creatively. Students engage in every aspect of the production process. They report on current events at Sandburgand focus on our character-building “Lifeskills” program. The final videos areavailable to be viewed in every classroom and on our website.

 

 

Pictures

Sponsored By: Sandburg Elementary School

When: September or October

All students will have their picture taken onPicture Day. Families will have theopportunity to purchase photo packages from the photography studiodirectly. More details will come homeahead of this event. Spring photos arealso offered as a courtesy to all students, but photos are not used in theschool yearbook. 

 

PTA: Parent Teacher Organization

Regular PTO Meetings: the First Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Staff Lounge

The PTO assists with school fundraisers, assemblies, and other events.  All parents are strongly urged to join the Sandburg PTO.  Membership forms will be provided in the Back to School packet your child brings home the first week of school. Please join us and be in-the-know about school happenings! Sandburg PTO Online: http://www.sandi.net/Page/38325

 

 

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Questions

Please never hesitate to ask! There are a number of online resources for you to reference beginning with the school web site:  www.sandi.net/sandburg

If you cannot find what you need, please contact the office.

 

 

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Reading Night

Sponsored By: The Sandburg PTO 

When: November and March

Please join us forboth nights of this community favorite event! Teacher’s read,students read, and milk and cookies are enjoyed.  Please come in PJ's, bring a blanket, and takepart in this wonderful family time.

 

 

Room Parent

Volunteering to be a room parent is a great wayto get involved with your child’s class and the Sandburg community.  The room parents work with the teacher, PTO, and Sandburg Foundation to provide informationto families in their class and coordinate classroom level activities.  Please contact your child’s teacher tovolunteer!

 

Running/Walking Club

Sponsored By:  Sandburg Elementary School

When: Everyday at 7:25 a.m.

The running and walking club meets throughout the school year.  The purpose of the club is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. It is a great way to start the day! Parents and siblings are welcome too! Tiger paw charms are awarded for achieving milestones (every 5 miles,marathon distance). Please see RWC website for additional information (www.pawsrunningclub.com).

 

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Sandburg Foundation

Regular Foundation Meetings: the third Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Where: In the library

The Sandburg Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing additional financial support and programs to Sandburg Elementary School.

There are so many ways to get involved with the Foundation!  Check us out! Sandburg Foundation online: http://www.sandburgfoundation.org 

 

Sandburg School Song

The Sandburg school song is sung by the entire student body at the close of each Monday Morning School Assembly. Sandburg Tigers proudly sing:

Sandburg Tigers, hats off to thee
To our life skills
true we shall ever be
Firm and strong
united are we,
Rah, rah, rah for Sandburg Tigers,
Rah, rah, rah, rah, Hoo-rah
for Tiger Paws!

Watch our Tigers perform our School Spirit Song:

  http://vimeo.com/88307537
 
Sandburg Sunday Notes

Principal Martin calls all Sandburg families and sends a weekly email Sunday evenings to keep the Sandburg community up to date.  If you are not receiving these messages,please contact the office.  The text ofthe message is also available on the website at the Principal’s Message page: http://www.sandi.net/Page/26714

 

SGT: School Governance Team

Regular SGT Meetings: the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:15 a.m.

Where: The Staff Lounge

SGT is a site-based decision-making group created through a local agreement between San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and the San Diego Education Association (SDEA). SGT is comprised of SDEA members, parent/community members and others, which include California School Employees Association (CSEA) representatives.

 

SSC: School Site Council

Regular SSC Meetings: the fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:15 a.m.

Where:  The Staff Lounge

The SSC plans school goals and objectives, reviews and approves program modifications, monitors progress, and evaluates outcomes. The Council is charged with the legal responsibility to ensure services that meet the needs of special student populations. The SSC is also responsible for the categorical funding.

 

 

Shopping Card Program

Sponsored By: The Sandburg Foundation

When: Orders are due the 15th of each month

The Sandburg Foundation offers a variety of shopping cards for purchase.  The proceeds from the sale of these cards go directly to Sandburg Foundation sponsored programs.  You receive the full purchase price of your shopping card, while the school receives a portion of your purchase at no cost to you!  Examples of some of the hundreds of available cards: Vons, Starbucks, Target, Islands.  Orders are taken once per month and the cards are delivered to you the following month. This is a great way to help support our school through your normal shopping! 

 

 

Staff Appreciation Week

Sponsored By: Sandburg Elementary School

When: May

The Sandburg community has a formal appreciation week in the spring to celebrate the accomplishments of our staff and recognize the amazing work they do with our children.  Individual classrooms and grade level programs will be organized in the spring through e-blasts and Room Parents.

 

 

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Take A Tiger to Dinner

Sponsored By: The Sandburg Foundation

When: Monthly (please see the website and flyers for details each month!)

The Sandburg Foundation coordinates a dinner program with a local restaurant each month of the school year.  If you bring a flyer to dinner with you on our Tiger night, the participating restaurant donates part of the nightly proceeds back to the Foundation.  Funds from Tiger dinners are used to sponsor school events.  Buy a shopping card ahead of time, and you not only get a great meal, but provide funds to the school through both the shopping card program and the Tiger dinner program!

 

Talent/Variety Show

Sponsored By: The Sandburg PTO

When: May

Dress Rehearsal – Thursday, May

Show – Friday, May 

The Sandburg Variety Show is a great opportunity for our students to shine and showcase their amazing talents.  Each year the show has proven to be a wonderful and exciting experience for everyone. There are audition tryouts for two days (singers, dancers, musicians...) followed by Dress Rehearsal then the actual Variety Show. If interested, please contact
Melanie Saludares. Thank you.

 

Teacher Appreciation

Please see Staff Appreciation

 

Tiger Paws (charms)

Students who participate in the Running/Walking club earn Tiger Paw charms after completing 5 miles of running/walking.  

 

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Unit Meetings

There are four or five PTO Unit Meetings throughout the school year.  These are meetings of the entire PTO membership, and usually precede a scheduled event (such as Bingo or Reading Night). They are quick meetings to vote on the PTO budget and candidates, to update the members on any changes, and to solicit inputs.

 

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Variety Show

Please see Talent/Variety Show

 

Volunteers

There are many ways you can volunteer at Sandburg Elementary!  You can help in a classroom, join the PTO, Sandburg Foundation, Dad’s Club, Running/Walking Club, SGT, SSC, be a room parent, help at the traffic circle—any help is always welcome!  Please contact any of the organizations or speak with a member of our incredible office team to help find a fit for you!

 

Volunteer Tea

Sponsored By: Sandburg Elementary School

When: Wednesday, June 4, Time TBD

We love our volunteers!  The teachers and staff provide a tea and prizes for volunteers who have assisted throughout the school year.

 

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Website

The Sandburg Elementary School website address is: www.sandi.net/sandburg

 

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Yearbooks

There is an opportunity to buy a yearbook in the Spring to help your student commemorate a wonderful year at Sandburg Elementary!

 

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