1 What You Should Know This THE INFORMER . Important Upcoming October 14, 2014. Events After School Enrichment Dear Families, Kick-Off Students and the Boat PTSA General Meeting Our students had a hands-on and up close experience with the racing shell last week. Hopelink's "Reaching Out" Scott Morissey and I guided the students through an exploration of the 26' cedar shell Luncheon for its form and function, the excellence and artistry represented, and the value of goal setting, hard work, and working together. You are encouraged to take a close look this Reflections Competition week, before it is suspended above the entry. Traversing Wall With care, you may pick it up and touch it. Students know that they cannot sit in the Fundraiser Planning shell. If you are reading Boys in the Boat, you will appreciate that this shell was crafted Meeting by George Pocock in the 1950's. Pantry Pack Party Keep Up with the Boundary Change Process Awesome Movie Night!
2 Between now and February, Lake Washington School District is reviewing and making changes to the boundaries that determine which students attend which schools. We Green Team do not yet know how our School might be affected. However, there is an easy way to keep up with the activities of the committee that is working on these changes. The Meet State Candidates LWSD Reboundary Process page on the district website is where all the information Brown Bag Lunches on this process is being posted as it goes along: Monthly Math Challenge is Back! On the right hand side of the page, there is a link that says "Sign Up" to receive boundary process email updates. Click on that link and follow the prompts. You will DonateYour Halloween receive an email to alert you whenever new information is posted. Candy! From The Office At the first boundary meeting, we reviewed: The process and timeline for boundary changes Online Contact and Results of the criteria survey Emergency Information Data on School classroom numbers, what they are used for, and the number of students each School can accommodate PTSA Membership Data on housing developments Box Tops School -specific boundary maps Every principal has been asked to review the data and provide School specific Helpful School Websites information, concerns or questions.
3 Best, Heather Visit the Sandburg website here! Important Upcoming Events Check out our Facebook CONFERENCE WEEK School SCHEDULE. page here! Tuesday 10/14 - noon dismissal Wednesday 10/15 - 2pm dismissal Thursday 10/16 - noon dismissal Friday 10/17 - NO School - LEAP DAY. Thursday 10/16. 6:30-8:30 - DCS Community Meeting in Library Friday 10/17. NO School LEAP DAY. Wednesday 10/22. 9:30am -Traversing Wall Art Fundraiser Meeting at Urban Coffee Lounge/Juanita Thursday 10/23 PTSA. 6pm - Coffee & Conversations with Principal Heather Frazier 7-9pm - PTSA GENERAL MEETING in Library - All Members Invited Friday 10/24. 6pm - Movie Night for Dance Marathon Prize Winners Friday 10/31. Reflections Submissions Due! Monday 11/3-7. Halloween Candy Buyback (bring in your leftover holiday candy!). Thursday 11/6. School Pictures After- School Enrichment Kicks Off Next Week! Fall sports are drawing to a close, clubs are filling up, and kids are getting excited to participate in after- School activities with their friends (and hopefully make some new friends along the way)!
4 A few important things: The pre-assessment for the Best in Class students will be held this Thursday, October 16th (after the noon release) from 12:15pm-1:30pm in the School Library. Check your inbox for a more detailed email regarding this assessment. The Speak Easy program has been canceled for the Fall session due to low enrollment. We just need ONE MORE student to reach the minimum enrollment level needed for Sports Spectacular. Which 3rd-5th grader out there would like to join in to ensure that we can run this program? Parents, please double-check the scheduled dates of programs for your registered child(ren), as well as the dates that the club will NOT be held ( due to holidays). Plan to pack an extra (non-sticky) snack for them to enjoy after School lets out and before their club begins There are some clubs that still have space. Should there be any last-minute decisions to join; visit this link to register and/or email us if you need help: Also, PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED for many of the clubs to help sign students in/out, as well as to remain on-site during the club.
5 We've had some parents step up to volunteer to do this for the ENTIRE session, and we are very grateful to them for doing so. Parents, please check your inbox in the next few days for requests to support these volunteer opportunities. These clubs CANNOT run without the help of parent volunteers, as this effort ensures the safety of all children participating in the clubs. We're excited for next week! Email us with any questions you may have. Contacts: Christine Druckhammer, Janene Roudebush, PTSA General Meeting All PTSA Members are invited to our first General Meeting of the year on October 23rd, from 7-9pm in the Library. At our General Meetings this year, Principal Heather Frazier will be available an hour before from 6-7pm for "Coffee & Conversation," and an informal sit-down where all questions are welcome! This is a wonderful opportunity to bring what's on your mind to the table with our Principal! At our first General Meeting we will have a Parent-Education Speaker, Janitzia Pizarro, from the Lake Washington PTSA Council on the topic of "Common Core.
6 " This presentation will give you a little more background information on what Common Core is, where it came from, and how it relates to our curriculum at Sandburg/DCS. The Common Core Presentation will take place from 7:20-8pm. Join your PTSA and take advantage of an opportunity to learn about what is going on in your children's School ! Contact: Traci Wilhelm, Get Inspired at Hopelink's "Reaching Out" Luncheon Please join us at this year's Reaching Out Luncheon - Hopelink's single largest fundraiser. The event will be held on October 20th from noon-1:15pm at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The keynote speaker will be Donald Driver! Sandburg/DCS has reserved a table and needs 7 more people to help fill the seats If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute on behalf of the Sandburg/DCS. community, you may do so on Hopelink's website. You may email Kelly to RSVP or to arrange pick-up of your donation (checks to Hopelink only) prior to the luncheon.
7 Contact: Kelly Wasdin, Reflections Competition 2014: "The World Would Be a Better Place ". The 2014-2015 PTSA Reflections program is coming!!! Does your child love to paint or draw? Write stories, poems or essays? Take photos? Make films or compose music? Dance? If so, this is their time to shine! Simply have your artist sign up for Reflections and turn in a submission to the office by Friday, October 31st. The theme for this year is "The World Would Be A Better Place ", so all Reflections submissions should tie into the program theme for the year. Students can use their creative talents to express the theme via the following mediums: Dance Choreography Film Production Literature Music Composition Visual Arts Photography Participants will have their work reviewed by local instructors/professionals. Outstanding work may be sent to the PTA council, state, and national competitions. All work will be celebrated at the Reflections Reception @ Carl Sandburg/DCS in November.
8 Go to to print a Sandburg/DCS entry form and for the quicklink to all Rules/Guidelines for the program. Copies of the entry forms will also be available in the office this week. For questions regarding the Reflections Program, please contact Amy Neumann at Traversing Wall Fundraiser Planning Meeting The Art Auction Event for the Traversing Wall Fundraiser, which was postponed last year, is finally back on! We will be meeting on October 22nd at 9:30 at Urban Coffee Lounge to start our planning. Please join us if you would like to help with gathering art or planning the event. Please spread the word and be on the lookout for art that you or others in the community could donate to our effort. Carl Sandburg/DCS is accepting any art pieces in any form, medium, size, dimension, culture, language, and style. Think inside the box, outside of the box, through the box, and/or around the box! All donated art is a tax deduction for the donor.
9 Contact for questions or volunteering: Meg Tally Hunt, Pantry Pack Party This Wednesday with Hopelink Hopelink is hosting a Pantry Packing Party on October 15th, from 2:30-5pm. Volunteers will prepare food packs to be sent home with students on weekends, when School breakfasts and lunches are not available. These are family friendly events that not only teach the importance of community service - they are also a great way to support people in our own amazing community. Kids under 15 must bring adult supervision. Contact: Liz Waesche, "Everything is Awesome!" Dance Marathon Movie Night Friday, October 24th is the Dance Marathon Movie Night! Hurray for a great movie and a fun evening with friends and family to celebrate our School 's awesomeness! Sit back and enjoy The Lego Movie with your Sandburg/DCS. community in The Commons (and our School gym). Evening festivities will kick off at 6pm with a pizza dinner and snacks.
10 Please make sure you have emailed Caroline Adam if you are planning to attend, as well as if you are willing to volunteer (pass out pizza and snacks). We need to be able to anticipate the number of parents and kids so we are prepared with both goodies and extra hands! All children must have a parent present at all times. Contact: Caroline Adam, Green Team Herbicide Free A big thank you to all the families that came out to support our first Herbicide Free work party of the year! We continue to have a beautiful, chemical free campus because of the hard work of these volunteers. Interested in finding out more about this great group of people? Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at our next work party on Sunday, October 26th from 11- 1pm. Energy Bar Wrappers We are collecting energy bar wrappers again this year. Our School earns 2 cents per wrapper! Just have your child bring accumulated wrappers to Mrs.