Mission

Together, the Sandburg teaching and learning community will continue to excel in providing the highest quality education for all children. We will believe in them as independent thinkers and problem solvers. We will acknowledge and celebrate their unique talents by providing equal opportunities for acquiring knowledge. We will empower them to own their own learning and expect the same of ourselves, as professionals. We will continue to watch, guide, listen, and celebrate from the heart expecting all students to soar to their potential.
 

Vision

We envision Sandburg as a school where....

  • everyone is treated with respect
  • students are nurtured in a warm, positive atmosphere
  • all children have equal access to a quality education
  • students receive a balanced education which focuses on their physical, emotional, social and academic needs
  • all students are given opportunities to experience success
  • self-esteem is fostered in all students
  • the changing needs of students are met in a sensitive manner
  • high expectations are held for all students
  • all parents are an active part of the educational team
  • students are motivated and excited about learning
  • civic pride and loyalty are developed

Philosophy

The Sandburg staff firmly believes that all children can learn and show academic gains every year of instruction. All children benefit from a quality integrated learning experience. The amount of instructional time spent by students on their work and the extent of parent involvement can make a difference in achievement. School experiences and education do make a difference in the future lives of children. A high level of instructional quality can be maintained even in an environment of decreasing resources. Regular student attendance is vital if optimum achievement is to occur.

Motto

Positive Attitudes Will Succeed (P.A.W.S. Club). All students begin each school year as members of our P.A.W.S. Club. Citizenship dictates membership.