Tiger Tales from Sanborn School

September 24, 2021

Dear Sanborn Families,

I can't believe that September is almost over and we will soon be welcoming the month of October! Your children have been learning and working hard every day in their classrooms. In addition to your child's classroom learning, we had a successful picture day, and virtual author visit for grades 1-3 this month. Please enjoy some photos below. We have a new head custodian starting Monday at Sanborn School after Alex Hernandez accepted the head custodian position at Carl Sandburg Junior High School. Mr. William Thomas will be our new head custodian and we are excited that Mr. Thomas is joining our school staff.

As you read through this newsletter, please let me know if you have any questions. I appreciate our partnership to ensure a wonderful and safe learning environment for your children.


Kate Arenberg, Principal

From D15 Nutrition Services

Due to supply chain issues, we are unable to serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at our schools. We hope to have them back in stock soon, but in the meantime, we will be serving Protein Power Packs so students will have a vegetarian option.

We know many families print off their menus for the month. Please note that if we have to change an offering due to the shortage, we will update menus online each Friday so families will know if there are any changes for the following week. Please check regularly if your child has a favorite that may be in short supply.

Sanborn Spirit Wear Store!

Check out our Sanborn Spirit Wear Store! The store will be open until September 30th.


Erin's Law Information

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The Comprehensive Health Education Act often referred to as “Erin’s Law” was passed by the Illinois state legislature on January 24, 2013. This law requires that age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault prevention education is included in grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

Before winter break, your school will provide age-appropriate lessons on personal safety awareness and prevention. There will be a classroom-based lesson informing students about how to protect themselves from being a victim, identifying people you can trust, handling unsafe situations, and dealing with methods abusers use to keep victims silent.

To provide you with information about the law, parent information about the topic and a preview of what your student will learn in class, materials including the PowerPoint lesson to be used in class are available on the district website. There will also be copies of the classroom lesson materials available in the school office. These can be emailed to you at your request. Please contact your school’s office to request an electronic copy of these materials should you wish to review them.

If you do NOT wish your child to participate in the “Erin’s Law” lesson, please email your child’s teacher and indicate as such. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child has permission to participate in this program.

Please feel free to contact me If you have any questions or concerns about the “Erin’s Law” lesson. Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to provide learning opportunities to improve the safety and well being of our children.


Kate Arenberg, Principal


In your email, please include the following by 9/30/2021.

  • Student Name:

  • Parent Name:

  • Today’s Date:

NO, I do NOT give permission for my child, to participate in the Erin’s Law classroom-based presentation for the 2020-21 school year.

Estimados Padres y Tutores:

El 24 de enero de 2013, la legislatura del estado de Illinois aprobó la Ley de educación integral para la salud, a la que a menudo se hace referencia como "Ley de Erin". Esta ley requiere que la educación para la prevención del abuso y la agresión sexual apropiada para la edad esté incluida en los grados de prekinder a 12.

Antes de las vacaciones de invierno, su escuela proporcionará lecciones apropiadas para la edad sobre prevención y conciencia de seguridad personal. Habrá una lección que informará a los estudiantes sobre cómo protegerse de ser una víctima, identificar a las personas en las que puede confiar, manejar situaciones inseguras y lidiar con los métodos que usan los abusadores para mantener a las víctimas en silencio.

Para brindarle información sobre la ley, información para los padres sobre el tema y una vista previa de lo que su hijo aprenderá en clase, los materiales que incluyen la lección de PowerPoint que se utilizará en clase están disponibles en el sitio web del distrito. También habrá copias de los materiales de las lecciones disponibles en la oficina de la escuela. Estos se pueden enviar por correo electrónico a su solicitud. Comuníquese con la oficina de su escuela para solicitar una copia electrónica de estos materiales si desea revisarlos.

Si NO desea que su hijo participe en la lección "La ley de Erin", envíe un correo electrónico al maestro de su hijo e indíquelo como tal. Si no tenemos noticias suyas, asumiremos que su hijo tiene permiso para participar en este programa.

No dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la lección "La ley de Erin". Gracias por asociarse con nosotros mientras continuamos brindando oportunidades de aprendizaje para mejorar la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros niños.


Kate Arenberg, Principal


En su correo electrónico, incluya lo siguiente antes de 9/30/2021.

  • Nombre del estudiante:

  • Nombre del padre:

  • Fecha:

NO, NO doy permiso para que mi hijo participe en la presentación de Erin’s Law para el año escolar 2020-21.

From the Nurse

As a reminder, the Exclusion Date for missing Physical Exam forms is 10/16/21.


- ECDEC (Pre-Kindergarten) - Physical Exam form

- Kindergarten - Physical Exam, Eye Exam, & Dental Exam forms

- 2nd Grade - Dental Exam form

- 6th Grade - Physical Exam & Dental Exam forms

- Transfer students (from another Illinois school) - Physical Exam, Eye Exam, & Dental Exam forms (school health requirements for grade level)

- NEW students (from out of Illinois) - Physical Exam & Eye Exam forms

*** New Physical Exam forms must be dated 08/18/20 or later, and include up-to-date immunizations.

Please contact Mrs. Gilbert at 847-963-7002 with any questions related to these requirements.

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PTA Dine and Share- Durty Nellie's

Gray M. Sanborn PTA presents

DINE & SHARE at Durty Nellie’s!

Please mention this flyer when placing your order and either show it on your smartphone or show a printed copy. Durty Nellies will donate 15% of the proceeds to the Sanborn School PTA!

Dine In OR Carry Out – Lunch or Dinner

September 30, 2021

Please join us in making this another successful Sanborn School PTA event by enjoying the delicious new menu and drinks!

Thank you for supporting a local business and raising funds for our elementary school!

Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith Street in downtown Palatine!

Call: 847-358-9150

Visit: DurtyNellies.com

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 30: Observed Fire Drill with the Fire Department at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 30: PTA Dine and Share at Durty Nellie's

Wednesday, October 6: Walk to School Day

Monday, October 11: No School

Tuesday, October 12: No School (Teacher Plan Day)

Tuesday, October 12: Monthly PTA Meeting in the Library (or you can join virtually) at 6:30 p.m.

Free Developmental Screenings

Please see the attached flyer for more information.