Carl Sandburg & DCS


October 11, 2019

Preview Campaign


Unfortunately, new systems and processes are always painful no matter how much we try to get them to run smoothly.

We had some technical issues on Friday and unfortunately several things including the Informer did not go out as scheduled. We are working with the service provider to ensure things can proceed smoothly in the future. As well as working on backup methods for distribution in case we encounter further or future issues.

The Informer is scheduled to be sent out on Friday afternoons around dismissal time. You will also be able to find the latest issue on our website here.

Thank you for your patience!


10/14, 10/15, 10/17 -
Conference Days, Half Day Schedule Dismissal at 12:20pm

10/16/2019 -
Regular Wednesday schedule 2:20pm Dismissal

10/18/2019 - No School

10/24/2019 - Hearing & Vision Screening

10/25/2019 - Family Fall Festival

11/1/2019 - Candy Buy Back

11/19/2019 - Picture Makeup/Retakes

We would like to give a huge thank you to all who donated to the Dance Marathon Fundraiser this year.

Our community raised $36,725—nice work Sandburg and DCS Families!

We would also like to thank all of the volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make Dance Marathon and Family Dance Night a success. Thank you Janice Orr, Serenity Gray, Jessica Secan, C.C. Brown, Orliyah Finnegan, Brent Leithauser, Rose Pour, Tracey Nomura, Larisa Sebbane, Lily Leong, Deepti Nath, Beeta Pour, Laura Miller, Charmaine Crozier, Brandy Rhodes, Teressa Rhodes, Michelle Gervais, Tonya Peeler, and Tina Fortney. Your work is much appreciated!

We would also like to thank Sandburg and DCS staff for all the support offered during fundraising. We recognize the extra paperwork, extra emails, sugared up students, a lot of extra work! Your support is truly appreciated.

The tallies have been added up and we have our list of prize recipients:

  • Principal for the day—Kaylie Connachan
  • Librarian for the day—Avery Dise
  • Popcorn Party—3rd grade
  • Extra book check out—4th grade
  • Extra art lesson—Cook’s class
We came close, but didn’t quite meet our goal of $45,000, so we can all look forward to a small fundraiser in the Spring! Here’s to another great year at Sandburg and DCS!


Conference Week Lunches -- 4th and 5th grade families, please help by signing up for an item

4th grade families, we need more salads. Purchased salads are totally welcome! Swing by your local grocery store deli or Costco.
Tuesday, October 15th -- Salads Galore Provided by 4th grade families

5th grade families, we need more seasoned ground taco beef! Along with a few other items.
Thursday, October 17th -- Taco Bar Provided by 5th grade families

Thank you 3rd grade families! All items are covered!!
Monday, October 14th -- Chili Bar Provided by 3rd grade families

Questions about this: Jessica Booth, PTSA Staff Appreciation Chair @


October 24th from 9:00-2:00pm

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Volunteers will meet in the library at 9:05 to receive training and instructions.

Volunteers will help screen, escort classes, and monitor traffic flow (Assignments will be given that morning).

Please scroll to the bottom of the page HERE to sign-up if you are available to help!

Questions? Contact our co-chairs:
Amitris- & Funmi-


It is time again young artists! Show off your talent and be recognized in visual and performing arts through our annual Reflections art contest. This includes 2D &3D art, photography, dance choreography, film production, literature and music composition.

The theme this year is “look within”.

Student entry packets are located at the front desk in the main office. Please return your submissions to the main office with your completed entry packet by Friday October 25th.

Your art will also be showcased in the school library Thursday November 14th during our evening Reflections Reception.

For more information please contact Andrea Riley at Let your creativity shine!


Join us on Friday, October 25th at 6:30 for a FREE family fun event! We wanted to give our families another community play date in case you missed it this summer. Come hang out and catch up with your friends or take this chance to meet some new friends! We will have an inflatable bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, and a slide.

Plan on a laid back event with a little something for everyone. On top of the inflatables, we will have some games like bean bag toss, Jenga, an assortment of board games, a quiet corner (if wild and crazy isn't your kiddo's thing), and of course, if the weather is good, there is always the playground!

We will also have some tasty treats and popcorn available for sale. It is CASH ONLY so please bring some small bills if you plan to enjoy our concession stand.

Remember - doors to the inside will NOT be open until 6:30, so plan accordingly.

We strive to have our events accessible to everyone in our community. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about access may email us at in advance of the event.


Thanks to Ms. Erin Subcleff for stepping up to run our student Green Team!!! She is an amazing person & teacher & will fill this role beautifully. Thank you Erin for helping our kids be leaders in Sustainability!

Huge thanks to artist Mini Griffin & her team of talented painters: our USA map on the playground is looking great! We were intending on accomplishing this before school started at our Community Serve Day, but for various reasons it couldn’t happen. Mini saved the day! And before the real rainy season too!

Questions? Comments? Want to adopt a little section of our school grounds?


Lost and Found is FULL and overflowing!

If your kiddo puts their jacket in the recess bin encourage them to remember to pick it up after recess.

Items will be donated on Monday, October 21st.

Take a look at items during conference week! Items with names won't be donated.

Questions: Jessica Booth at

For more information, please click here to contact us.

Carl Sandburg & DCS PTSA 2.8.55
12801 84th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
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