Tiger Tales from Sanborn School

September 6, 2021

Dear Sanborn Families,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and were able to rest and relax. We are settling into our routines at school and look forward to Picture Day this Wednesday, and a virtual author visit for grades 1-3 this Thursday afternoon. Most students, in grades 2-6, completed MAP testing last week in both reading and math. Any students who missed testing last week will have an opportunity to make up the tests this week or next week. Thank you to all parents who were able to attend Parent Orientation on August 26th either in-person or online. Please reach out to your child's teacher with any questions or if you need any information that was shared during the presentation. Thank you for taking the time to read this parent newsletter and please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.


Kate Arenberg, Principal

From the Reading Room!

GMS Welcomes author Barbara Gruener for a Virtual Visit with Grades 1-3 on Thursday, September 9th.

Adapted from the real-life story of an unsung hero, Mr. Quigley's Keys invites you to walk in the work shoes of a beloved handyman as he quietly jingles through the hallways, listening for ways to serve and connecting by heart. Bask in the admiration and pride that the students feel for their Navy veteran, whose war injury left him deaf, and watch as his every move models the school's keys to connection: love, perseverance, work ethic, empathy, goodness, and peace. Spend a birthday in the cafeteria and experience the joy of receiving a Quigley creation, then savor the sweetness as the can-doer classmates turn the tables to thank their faithful fix-it friend. Turn the final page for a key twist that'll wrap you up in a huge hug of gratitude and love.

If you are interested in ordering a copy of Barbara Gruener’s book

Mr. Quigley’s Keys please use this link:


Enter the code SANBORNKEYS at checkout to get 20% off

(offer good until 10/2/21).

Please e-mail Mrs. Jenkinson (Sanborn’s Reading Specialist) with any questions at jenkink1@ccsd15.net.

Picture Day Reminder!

A note on masks: Inter-State Studio photographers and reps will follow the mask policy in place at your school.

For student pictures, please note we rely on parent volunteers or school employees to ensure each child is ready to have their picture taken and has their mask removed if they feel comfortable. Our photographers may simply ask one time, "Would you like to take off the mask for your portrait?"

Please make sure teachers or volunteers remind the students that when it's their turn to take their picture, it is okay to remove the mask and hold it in their hands.

Picture Day for Gray M Sanborn Elementary School is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and your school's Order Code is 60461KF. Use this information and the tools on the Picture Day Guide Website to promote your school's Picture Day.

Picture Day is coming up on 09/08/2021! Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/60461KF

From District 15: School Safety Information

Dear Parents and Guardians:

District 15 is strongly committed to school safety. Each year, school are required by Illinois School Code to conduct the following drills:

  • Three evacuation drills. One of the three evacuation drills must be supervised by the fire department.

  • One bus evacuation drill.

  • One severe weather/shelter-in-place drill.

  • Two law enforcement (lockdown) drills. One of these two law enforcement drills must be a staff initiated lock-down. The schools also conduct an annual drill review meeting with principals and representatives from police and fire departments to continuously improve each school’s readiness to respond to an emergency and/or crisis situation.

House Bill 2400 (The School Safety Drill Act) states:

  • All lockdown drills will be announced to all school personnel and students prior to the commencement of the drill.

  • Schools will provide sufficient information and notification to parents and guardians in advance of any lockdown drill that involves the participation of students.

  • Schools will provide parents and guardians an opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating in the walk-through lockdown drill.

  • Schools will provide alternative safety education and instruction related to an active threat or active shooter event to students who do not participate in a walk-through lockdown drill to provide them with essential information, training, and instruction through less sensorial safety training methods.

Building administrators will notify families of upcoming drills at least one week in advance of the drill. If you prefer your child does NOT participate in the yearly required lockdown drills, please complete this form. Please submit one form for each of your children you are opting out.


Estimados padres y tutores:

El Distrito 15 está fuertemente comprometido con la seguridad escolar. Cada año, las escuelas están obligadas por el Código Escolar de Illinois a realizar los siguientes simulacros:

  • Tres simulacros de evacuación. Uno de los tres simulacros de evacuación debe ser supervisado por el departamento de bomberos.

  • Un simulacro de evacuación del autobús.

  • Un simulacro de clima severo/refugio en el lugar.

  • Dos simulacros de aplicación de la ley (encierro). Uno de estos dos simulacros de cumplimiento de la ley debe ser un cierre iniciado por el personal. Las escuelas también llevan a cabo una reunión anual de revisión de simulacros con los directores y representantes de los departamentos de policía y de bomberos para mejorar continuamente la preparación de cada escuela para responder a una emergencia y/o situación de crisis.

El proyecto de ley 2400 (Ley de simulacros de seguridad escolar) establece:

  • Todos los simulacros de cierre serán anunciados a todo el personal de la escuela y a los estudiantes antes del comienzo del simulacro.

  • Las escuelas proporcionarán suficiente información y notificación a los padres y tutores antes de cualquier simulacro de cierre que implique la participación de los estudiantes.

  • Las escuelas proporcionarán a los padres y tutores la oportunidad de eximir a sus hijos, por cualquier motivo, de participar en el simulacro de cierre a pie.

  • Las escuelas proporcionarán educación e instrucción de seguridad alternativa relacionada con una amenaza activa o un evento de tirador activo a los estudiantes que no participen en un simulacro de cierre a pie para proporcionarles información esencial, capacitación e instrucción a través de métodos de capacitación de seguridad menos sensoriales.

Los administradores del edificio notificarán a las familias de los próximos simulacros por lo menos una semana antes del mismo. Si usted prefiere que su hijo/a NO participe en los simulacros de cierre requeridos anualmente, por favor complete este formulario. Por favor, envíe un formulario para cada uno de sus hijos que está optando por no participar.

From District 15: Parent/Student Handbook Information

The 2021-22 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online! You can view it here.

The annual handbook is a summary of Board of Education policies governing District 15. The complete School District 15 Board of Education Policy Manual is available for public review at the District office and on the District 15 BoardDocs website. State and federal laws require school districts to notify parents and students about certain rights, responsibilities, and procedures; you will find that information in this handbook. This handbook may be amended during the year.

The handbook offers information pertinent to the District as a whole. Some programs and procedures may differ from school to school, based on the size and location of the building, the grades served, the facilities available, and the programs conducted at the school. Your school administrators will inform you of these additional procedures. The handbook is intended to be a handy resource, but is not meant to take the place of personal communication between home and school. Please feel free to call your child’s school if you have any questions on programs or procedures, or consult your school’s website.

¡El Manual para padres / estudiantes 2021-22 ya está disponible en línea! Puedes verlo aquí.

El manual anual es un resumen de las políticas de la Junta de Educación que rigen el Distrito 15. El manual completo de las políticas de la Junta de Educación del Distrito 15 está disponible para ser revisado por el público en la oficina del Distrito y en el sitio web de BoardDocs del Distrito 15. Las leyes estatales y federales requieren que los distritos escolares notifiquen a los padres y a los estudiantes sobre ciertos derechos, responsabilidades y procedimientos; usted encontrará esa información en este manual. Este manual puede ser enmendado durante el año.

El manual ofrece información pertinente para el Distrito en su conjunto. Algunos programas y procedimientos pueden diferir de una escuela a otra, según el tamaño y la ubicación del edificio, los grados atendidos, las instalaciones disponibles y los programas que se llevan a cabo en la escuela. Los administradores de su escuela le informarán sobre estos procedimientos adicionales. El manual está destinado a ser un recurso útil, pero no reemplaza la comunicación personal entre el hogar y la escuela. No dude en llamar a la escuela de su hijo/a si tiene alguna pregunta sobre programas o procedimientos, o consulte el sitio web de su escuela.

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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 8- Picture Day

Wednesday, September 8- Board of Education Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 9- Grades 1-3 Virtual Author Visit

Tuesday, September 14- Monthly PTA Meeting

Please consider joining the PTA! Here is the link.

Sanborn PTA Facebook Page

Sanborn PTA Website - Includes membership link, proposed budget, meeting minutes

Sanborn Supply Drive

Here are updated email addresses for the PTA Board:

Lisa Reiswig, President: llspring92@msn.com

Jason True, Vice President: xaos313@gmail.com

John Butler, Treasurer: bjohnnyb12@yahoo.com
Missy Hoeft, Secretary: Melissa.Hoeft79@gmail.com

Food Pantry Information

Please see the attached flyers with information regarding a local Food Pantry.