Parent Update: What's Happening at Sanford


Hello Sanford Families,


We are keeping busy at Sanford and students are working hard.

The only thing we are missing is some sunshine!


Here are the Nov.- Dec. Sanford Notes:



There is no afterschool on Thanksgiving Break week Mon. Nov. 20th and Tues. Nov. 21st

Students and Families of Afterschool-

Mark Your Calendars for a Fun Night!

Afterschool Showcase and Family Bingo

Tuesday December 19th

Sanford Cafeteria

5:30-6:15pm Dinner

6:15-6:30pm Afterschool Showcase

6:30-7:30pm Bingo for fun prizes/giftcards/baskets




Chinook Books

It’s not too late to get a Chinook Book or mobile app.

The Sanford Parent Group has decided to extend the Chinook Book fundraiser through mid Dec. They make excellent gifts and we have school events coming up that are a great opportunity to buy a book or app.

Just click on the link and ½ goes directly back to Sanford!

A local user friendly coupon book for things you use and need.

Books and mobile apps are available in the main office

Books- includes a 12 month mobile app $22

Mobile Apps $15

Or order online at the link below.

The link is Sanford specific so all purchases benefit Sanford

If it asks you for a partner id it is Sanfordmiddle


Basketball Tryouts

Nov. 27th -29th

Girls and Boys (Two separate teams)

6-8th Grade

Meet in the gym after school

Come to all three days

You must have a sports physical on file

If you have any questions please contact our athletic director



Sanford Food Drive

The Hawks Team will be heading up an all school food drive starting on Mon. Dec. 4th.

We are collecting nonperishable food items. Items will be dropped off in designated rooms throughout the school. Students will receive drop off locations in advisory.

An added food drive challenge!

Roosevelt High School is partnering with middle schools in a friendly competition of who can collect the most boxes of mac-n-cheese. The Middle School with the most boxes collected will receive the coveted mac-n-cheese trophy. We are so far undefeated-let’s do it again and help families in need.

If you or a family you know is in need of a holiday dinner basket to be delivered to you on Fri. Dec 22nd between 11-2pm and you live in the south mpls area please contact


Another opportunity Sanford families have is to enroll in a program that discreetly provides a 4-5 lb bag of nonperishable food items to take home once a week on Friday. This program is open to any Sanford student. If you are interested in participating, please contact Becky Wessman at or 612-668-4916.


“Into the Woods”  Project Success Play Performances

Fri. Dec. 1st 7:00pm

Sat. Dec. 2nd 7:00pm

All performances will be in Sanford’s auditorium 3524 42nd Ave S.

Ticket price is $5. Five and under are free.

All will be admitted regardless of ability to pay


All students will be seeing a performance during the day on Friday.


Come join us and see our First play performance of the year!


Auditions for “The Little Mermaid”

Mon. Dec. 11th

Tues. Dec. 12th

Directly after school in the auditorium at 3:45pm

Please come to one of the days

Call backs on Wed. Dec. 13th

Students interested in being on the Tech Crew will meet on Mon. Dec. 11th

After school in the auditorium for an informational meeting


Sanford Parent Group Meeting

Thursday Dec. 7th


2nd Floor Media Center


Band Concert

Tues. Dec. 12th  6:30pm Auditorium

Intermediate, Jazz, Concert

*Please bring a dessert to share for after the concert


Choir Concert

Thurs. Dec. 14th 6:30pm Auditorium

Intermediate, Concert, no 6th

*Please bring a dessert to share for after the concert

We have a tradition of a dessert potluck after the music concerts


Int. and Concert Choir to Mall of America

Fri. Dec. 8th 6-7pm

1st Floor Rotunda-

Concert Choir and Concert Band to IDS

Fri. Dec. 22nd


12:00pm Performance


No School

Wed.-Fri Nov. 22-24th Thanksgiving

Mon. Dec. 25th-Fri. Jan. 5th Winter Break


Progress Reports Go Home

Tues. Nov. 21st

Tues Dec. 12th



Have a great weekend!

Mara Bernick

Family Liaison











Join us for performances!

Friday & Saturday December 1-2: Fall Musical "Into the Woods" 7:00pm

Tuesday December 12: Band Concert 6:30pm

Thursday December 14: Choir Concert 6:30pm


Sanford Parent Group (SPG) & Site Council

SPG meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm during the school year.  We meet in the media center.

Site Council meets every other month on the first Thursday at 5:00pm during the school year. Our first meeting this fall will be Thursday, October 6th. We meet in the media center. Site Council meetings, like SPG, are open meetings.

Thank you for all you do as parents and for sharing your wonderful students with us.

Mara Bernick

Family Liaison 612-668-4914

Morning & After School Programs

Our school day for 2017-18 is 8:45am - 3:45pm for students.

Our morning program will continue at 7:30-8:15am, starting on Tuesday, 9/5. Students must have returned the blanket permission form from the first-day packet in order to participate. There is no fee.

Our after-school programs will start on 9/25 and will begin with dinner 3:45-4:15, then activities will be 4:15-5:30pm. There is no fee for dinner or programs!  (Thank you to all who donated to Sanford this year - your donations help us ensure that we can offer all programming for free!)

Contact Lily Thiboutot for Morning Program & Community Ed, Julie Anderson for ALC (academics), or Shane Thompson for Native Freedom School. You can call the school at 612-668-4900 and leave a message for any of them with questions.