News from Carl Sandburg Junior High

April 15, 2022

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A Note from Mrs. Johansen

Dear Sandburg Community,

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to discuss the recent TikTok concerns that came up this week. We appreciate your support and conversation as we navigate another challenge that our students are facing.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for parents to talk with their kids and review the expectation to use social media appropriately- or not at all. Please review the below resources and let us know how we can support you.

Resources for Parents:

Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated May 2nd-May 4th

Teachers inspire us all year long, but next month is a special time for you to show how you feel. Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3, 2022. The one-five Foundation offers a wonderful way to acknowledge someone who has made a lasting impact and supports innovative education. It is easy to participate in this much-appreciated TEACHER TRIBUTE PROGRAM. Your contribution will be a welcome recognition for the teachers or staff you name, and it will help the Foundation continue its work on behalf of all District 15 students. Tributes will run from April 4-28, 2022. For additional information please visit

Put Plastic in its Place

We are participating in an event called "Put Plastic in its Place" during the month of April. We will have large boxes in our vestibule to collect plastic bags. An organization called "Clean Up- Give Back" will collect our bags each week. See the flyer below for the items that will be accepted.

Open House and New Student Orientation

Please mark your calendars- May 5th will be our Open House from 6:00-7:00. We are also hosting an orientation for our incoming students from our feeder schools. It'll be from 5-5:30 on May 5th. If you know a family who has a student coming to Sandburg next year, please spread the word!

As always, we appreciate your support!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Erika Johansen

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Last day for Yearbook Sales is April 15th!

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From the Sandburg Nurse

A reminder to parents - if your child has an injury or health condition that requires exclusion from gym class or extra passing time, a note from the doctor indicating the needed restrictions is required. This includes any injury requiring splints, casts, crutches and concussions. Please send these notes to the nurse on the day the student returns to school. Email- or fax 847-963-7806.

Multilinghal Parent Advisory Committee Events

The D15 Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee is hosting two meetings in May. Here is the flyer for those interested in attending.

In addition, the MPAC will be providing parents the opportunity to attend the 16th Bilingual Parent Summit. The conference will take place in Oak Book, IL, on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Here is the flyer for your reference.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Tadelman in the Multilingual Programs Department by phone (847-963-3203) or email (

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Moving 15 Forward Presentation at CSJH on April 19th

We are delighted to announce that the Moving 15 Forward initiative is going on the road this spring!

Board of Education President Lisa Scuzupaj and Dr. Laurie Heinz will share the specifics of the proposal and seek feedback from stakeholders across our communities. We also will be meeting with other organizations and groups within the communities we serve.

At the presentation, you can expect to receive an overview of the Moving 15 Forward plan with a particular focus on why this comprehensive plan is focused on repairing and restoring our facilities, updating learning spaces, improving student transitions, as well as providing full-day kindergarten, enhanced educational opportunities, and the chance to learn at near-neighborhood schools. In addition, each presentation will include detailed information specific to the host school(s) that evening. All sessions will include time for questions and answers.

We urge you to attend the session dedicated to your school(s) if possible, but you are welcome to attend any session that fits your schedule.

We hope that you are able to join us in person. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Moving 15 Forward website to view the proposed plan details, videos, and a Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you have further questions at any time, we invite you to let us know via this form or email We will do our best to provide answers to your questions.

We are so pleased to be taking Moving 15 Forward on the road this spring. We value your feedback and look forward to sharing more with you about this exciting initiative.

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From the Sandburg PTSA

We are looking forward to our upcoming WOW Day at Sandburg. It'll be held on Friday, April 22nd. If you know of anyone who might be interested in presenting to our students, please send them this google form:

Thank you to everyone who came out to Rep's last month for our Restaurant Fundraiser. We're having another date on April 26th. Come on out to support the PTSA and enjoy some delicious food!

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Upcoming events

April 19- Moving 15 Forward Presentation at Carl Sandburg 6-7:30 pm

April 22- WOW Day

April 28- Sandburg Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm

May 5- Institute Day/No School for students

May 5- Incoming student and parent orientation in MPR 5:00-5:30

May 5- Sandburg In Person Open House 6:00-7:00

May 6- Teacher Plan Day- No School for students

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