Carl Sandburg & DCS


October 18, 2019

Preview Campaign


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.

If you have items you would like to submit to The Informer, please email


10/24/2019 - Hearing & Vision Screening

10/25/2019 - Family Fall Festival

10/31/2019 - Halloween Parties
Teachers & Room Parents will have info on your classes/grades activities

11/1/2019 - Candy Buy Back

11/07/2019 - Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age (Co Hosted by Carl Sandburg & DCS PTSA and Thoreau Elementary PTA)

11/11/2019 - No School - Veterans Day

11/19/2019 - Picture Makeup/Retakes


Annual Vision & Hearing Screening Day is on Thursday, Oct. 24th- Volunteers Needed!

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-

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 - 7:00-8:30pm, Carl Sandburg Commons

Carl Sandburg & DCS PTSA and Thoreau Elementary PTSA are pleased to co host this showing of "Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age" with a brief Q&A session after the showing.

This is a free event, open to all, but please RSVP here for capacity planning:

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Do you love organizing events, planning meals, showering people with gifts? The PTSA has the perfect opportunity for you! Seeking a person or two who would like to shadow the current staff appreciation chair this year to then take over that role for next school year.

If you would like more information about this position or have questions, contact Jessica Booth, PTSA Staff Appreciation Chair at


We need your help to make the Family Fall Festival FANTASTIC! If you have time we can use volunteers to help with activities or concessions. Click the images below to sign up!

Concessions require you to be a PTSA member since cash will be handled.


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.

Show your school spirit!

​We will kick off a two week online sale of our Sandburg/DCS spirit wear starting on Monday October 21st.

There will be a table at school on Monday morning for people to see a few of the options for sizing. We will also have a table at the Harvest Party on Friday evening (starts at 6:30pm)!

Stay tuned for the link to buy on Monday morning!

**Other colors available, see info desk next week for samples

The LINKS Lunch Buddy program at Sandburg/DCS is designed to match adult mentors from the community with a child during their lunch time at least one day each week. The goal is to provide students with some special recognition and extra one-on-one adult attention.

The adult mentors are carefully screened and trained by district staff, and will be supported and monitored by the school counselor-Tracy Measham.

Adult mentors come to school once a week to eat lunch with their mentee, and enjoy a variety of activities together during lunch recess. They may choose to play a board game, read, do arts and crafts, go outside to the playground, talk, or any number of other activities.

This all happens at school during the student’s lunch and lunch recess. Volunteers will also receive a free school lunch (optional).


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!


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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