September Sanford Notes Take 2-2018-19


Good Evening Sanford Families,


There are a lot of reminders/events happening in September at Sanford- so here are the September Sanford Notes: Take 2


All School Family Open House

Thursday September 20th


3524 42nd Ave so.

We look forward to welcoming all of our families!

This is your opportunity to be a middle schooler for a day and follow your student’s schedule to their classes.

Please come right at 5:30 so that you are able to meet all of your student’s teachers.

You will need a copy of your student’s schedule.

Students will be bringing home a copy of their schedule from advisory on Thursday. Please bring this copy back, print a copy from student/parent portal or pick up a copy when you arrive at 5:30.

You will notice that some classes will be crossed out on the schedule your student brings home. This is because of our arts/rotation for 6th graders and A/B rotation.

You will all receive a separate sheet that has instructions of where to go each hour.

We will be sending a separate email out tomorrow as a reminder with an example.

We look forward to seeing our families.

If you haven’t done so already, families can drop off on open house night shared school supplies in the main office. Kleenex and Clorax wipes are always a big hit! Thank you so much.


Picture Day

Friday Sept. 28t

Retakes will be Friday Nov. 9th

All 7th grade will be having their picture taken first.

They will go to advisory for attendance and then directly to the auditorium. After all 7th grade pictures have been taken, they will be loading busses to Baker Park.

I am looking for a few parent volunteers for picture day on Friday, Sept. 28th. If you volunteer there is a $35 voucher given to you that goes towards a package purchase.

The times would be approximately 9-11:30, 11:30-2:00 and 2:00-4:00. Please call or email me if you are interested.

612-668-4914 or

Here is a link to order pictures online


Fall Cleanup

Saturday Sept. 29th


We are excited to have an all family fall cleanup of our Sanford grounds.

Please join us to clean up and beautify our courtyard and trim the shrubs around the building.

Bring your students, garden gloves, clippers and lawn bags.

We will have donuts, coffee and juice.

Meet in the courtyard on 35th Street.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Chinook Book Fundraiser Starts this week!

This is our major fundraiser for the year.

Chinook Book is a user friendly local coupon book or phone app.

There will be two ways to purchase a book/app this year.

Books that include a mobile app will be available for purchase in the main office for $22.

You may also purchase an app on your mobile phone for $15

Here is the link to open on a mobile phone https://chinook.coSanfordMiddle

We will have books available for purchase at the open house on Thursday Sept. 20th

Return Packets

If you haven’t already done so, please return the packet that went home with your student the first day of school. Students may return them to their advisory teacher.


Pick up and Drop off of Students

Please drop off and pick up your students at door #4 on 41st Ave. S

For the safety of our students, Please DO NOT drop off or pick up on 42ND Ave. s. – this is where the busses load and unload.

Once after school begins (Monday Sept. 24th) students that are being picked up at 5:45pm will be at door #1 on 35th St.

After school busses will be picking up on 41st Ave. S.


Sanford Soccer

Congratulations to students on the Sanford Soccer Team!

Our first game is Wed. Sept. 19th at 5:30pm

All games are played at the National Sports Center in Blaine (1700 105th Ave. NE) Here is the game schedule.


After School Programming begins Mon. Sept. 24th

Students meet in the cafeteria after school.

All students must have a signed permission slip to participate.

Pink participation forms are available in the main office. If you have any questions please contact Miss T at or 612-668-4922.

Before School Programming

Has begun! Students participating in before school programming must arrive between 8:00-8:15am and come through door #4 on 41st ave.

Students do need to register.

If you have not already done so

Registration forms are available in the main office and from Ms. T. Click Here for morning program schedule.



Auditions for the Fall Musical

Last day to audition is Wed. Sept. 19th 4:00pm

Sign up is posted outside of the main office

Students meet after school in the auditorium

A snack will be provided

Auditions will be between 4-7pm depending on when your student auditions

Transportation is available upon request the day of.



Free to all students

Please remind your students to come down to the cafeteria as soon as they arrive at school for breakfast if they have not eaten.

We will also ask students that arrive between 9-9:15am to go down to the cafeteria.


September Field Trips

7th Grade (Team Wildcats and Fireworks) Team Explorers

Baker Park

Friday Sept. 28th


First Sanford Parent Group Meeting

Thurs. Oct. 11th


Media Center- 2nd floor

Since our all school open house is on Sept. 20th, we will have our first Sanford Parent Group meeting in October.

Join us as we hear our principal Amy Nelson and admin team share with us State of the School information and Title One.

This is a great opportunity to meet other families, ask questions and feel connected with Sanford.


Advisory Announcements Available Online

The announcements your student sees in their advisory is available for you to view online on our website at


We do collect boxtops and they can really add up!

There is a box in the main office.

Please keep in mind that they do expire, so drop off frequently.


Have a great evening,

Mara Bernick

Family  Liaison