November Sanford Notes- 2018-19


Good Evening Sanford Families,


Wow- the year is going quickly, we are excited to start quarter 2 at Sanford.

Here are the Nov. Sanford Reminders:


Sanford Parent Group Meeting and Site Council

Thurs. Nov. 8th

Site Council 5:00-6:00pm

Sanford Parent Group Meeting 6:00-7:30pm

Media Center-2nd Floor

Site Council is a group of staff, parents and community members who provide support and advice to the principal and admin about policy and budget input with the shared goal of benefiting all students.

We are looking for parents who are interested to join us. We want our Site Council to be representative of our student body. Email or attend the first meeting.

Our Sanford Parent Group is looking for a new chair, co-chair and secretary (someone willing to take notes at the meetings for parents not able to attend). The commitment is attending most parent group meetings and being willing to advocate and create an agenda. This group is about you as parents/guardians and in order for it to function, we need parents to take the lead in what they want as topics, where is the best location to meet, and how best we can support you as parents as you navigate these middle school years with your student/students.

We are here to help and please reach out to your family liaisons with ideas, questions or comments.

Mara Bernick 612-668-4914 (English)

Karina Altoro 612- 668-4917 (Latino)

Mr. Muse (Somali) 612-668-4915

We appreciate you as parents/guardians and are here to support you.


Picture Retake Day

Friday November 9th

Students should bring their picture packet to school to exchange for retakes. If a student was absent on picture day they can also get their picture taken.

Native American Family Involvement Day

Thurs. Nov. 15th

We are inviting all of our Native families to join us at:

2:00pm visit your student’s classroom

3:00pm Share a meal together in the Media Center (2nd floor) Have conversation together, round table and pipe ceremony.

4:00pm Cake with our teachers

We look forward to welcoming you!

Basketball Tryouts

6-8th Grade

Boys and Girls

There will be two teams.

 Tryouts will be on Mon. Nov. 26th after school in the gym.

Everyone who tries out must have a sports physical on file.

They are good for three years.

Online registration information for tryouts is on the Sanford website at  Students may also pick up a paper copy from Mr. Taleen.


Come see the Project Success Fall Musical Newsies.

The lines are being rehearsed, the props built and students are excited to show you what they have been working so hard to produce.

The energy afterschool is contagious- please join us for the final result of all of the student’s hard work!

Friday Day- Student Performances (all 3 grades and some of our 5th graders at our feeder schools)

Sanford Auditorium

Fri. Nov. 30th and Sat. Dec. 1st

Both at 7:00 pm

Tickets are $5

5 and under free

No will not be admitted due to inability to pay.

No School

Wed. Nov. 21-Fri. Nov. 23rd

Thanksgiving Break

No Afterschool classes Nov. 19th-21st -the exception is Newsies rehearsal on Mon. and Tues. Nov. 19th and 20th.

Field Trips

A day in the life of a high schooler

8th graders tour Roosevelt High School

Wed. Nov. 28th Team Jaguars and Discovery

Thurs. Nov. 29th Team Tenacious

8th graders board busses after advisory and return between 12:30-1:00


Concert Choir and Concert Band to perform at South High School

This Wednesday kicks off South High School’s fall music concert series.

Wed. Nov. 7th- Sanford Concert Choir sings with South’s pop singers

Thurs. Nov. 8th- Sanford Concert Band performs with South’s band students

Fri. Nov. 9th- South Orchestra Concert

Mon. Nov. 12thSouth Jazz Concert

This is a fantastic way for families of especially 8th graders to get a glimpse of high school.

Theater more your thing?

Check out Roosevelt High School’s performance of Rhinoceros.

Life is pretty mundane and everything is normal until everyone you know turns into a rhinoceros.

Come see the talent and enjoy high school on

Thurs. Nov. 15th 7:00pm

Fri. Nov. 16th 7:00pm

Sat. Nov. 17th 2pm and 7pm

There is a $5 suggested donation


8th Grade Families Dates for High School Info Nights

South High School

Mon. November 19th


3131 19th Ave. S.

Roosevelt High School

Thurs. Dec. 6th


Info Tables at 6:00, program starts at 6:30

4029 28th Ave. S

Don’t forget to check out the announcements your student learned in advisory click on and scroll down center of page to daily announcements-parent version.


Have a great evening,


Mara Bernick

Family Liaison