December Sanford Notes- 2019



Good Afternoon Sanford Families,


The sun is shining and hopefully the shoveling is done for a bit. There are many things happening in our short school month of December.

Here are the December Sanford Notes:


Project Success Production of Shrek the Musical, Jr.

It’s time to come see all of the student’s hard work come together. What a great thing to do with the family on Friday or Saturday night this week.

Friday during the day there will be performances for all of our students and 4th and 5th grade students at two of our feeder schools.

Night Performances:

Fri. Dec. 6th 7:00 pm

Sat. Dec. 7th 7:00 pm

Sanford Auditorium

Tickets are $5 at the door

5 and under are free

No one will be turned away due to inability to pay


Winter Musical Auditions

Theater opportunities continue with our winter musical Bye Bye Birdie


Mon., Tues, and Wed. Dec. 16th-18th (Students will sign up for one of the days)

Students should go directly to Cafeteria afterschool at 4:00pm

Students interested in auditions will need to fill out an audition sheet and prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and a song of their choice (preferably by a musical). They will also need to sign up for an audition one of the three days. Audition sheets and signup sheets will be posted on the theater bulletin board by 4:30pm on Dec. 10th.

All information will be in the announcements in advisory for students ahead of time.

Callbacks are on Thurs. Dec. 19th

Interested in Tech Crew?

Mon. Dec. 16th

Please come to the Cafeteria after school at 4:00pm


Winter Music Concerts

Choir Concerts

Choir Holiday Concert-Intermediate and Concert Choirs

Tues. Dec. 10th 6:30pm 

Sanford Auditorium

Mall of America- Rotunda

Intermediate and Concert Choir

Thurs. Dec. 12th 6:00-7:00pm

IDS Crystal Court Winter Concert for Concert Choir and Concert Band

Thurs. Dec. 19th 10:45am-1:30pm Performance Time 12:00pm

Band Concert

Intermediate and Concert Band 

Tues. Jan. 14th 6:30pm

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

Please bring a treat to share for after the choir and band concert at Sanford.

7th Grade Families

All of your students have received information on our overnight Adventure to Eagle Bluff in March where we take the classroom outside. Please review the info with your student. The deadline to return the packet is Mon. Jan. 6th to their science teacher Ms. GK for Motivation and Ms. Phillips for Inquiry.

8th Grade Families

Roosevelt High School Open House for Prospective Students

Thurs. Dec. 5th


4029 28th Ave. S


Progress Reports in Advisory

Thurs. Dec. 19th


Spirit Week!

Mon. Dec. 16th-Fri. Dec. 20th

Monday- Pajama Day

Tuesday- Sports/ Jersey Day

Wednesday- Twin Day (Partner with a classmate and dress like them or wear Twins apparel

Thursday- Hat Day

Friday- Color Day ( Each grade wears a color) All students voted in Advisory today and results of the grade color will be announced tomorrow in Advisory


Dance/Movie Day

Fri. Dec. 20th

4th-6th Hour

Students will have a choice of which activity they would like to attend, but they will need to purchase a ticket for $3 and some activities fill up.

Students- tickets sales will be in the cafeteria, watch advisory slides for date to purchase.


Dance in the cafeteria

Walk to the Riverview Theater (movie to be announced closer to date)

Playing games in the gym

All $3

Game Room- free of charge


2nd Session of Before/After School Begins

Mon. Jan. 6th -March 26th


Teacher Holiday Wish List

Who better to know what is needed/wished for in a classroom then a teacher. We are doing what we did last year and creating a teacher wish list with a link to sign up to donate items to classrooms. I will be sending the link on Friday through email and it will also be on the Sanford website. Thank you for your generosity to make sure every student has what they need to succeed.


Chinook Mobile Apps


It’s not too late to purchase a mobile app. They are $15 and $7.50 goes back to Sanford

They are purchased by clicking HERE from your mobile phone or are available for purchase in the Main Office.

Feel free to share this link with family and friends. They make great gifts and pay for themselves in 1 or 2 uses and save you money throughout the year.


No School-Winter Break

Mon. Dec. 23rd- Fri. Jan. 3rd

School resumes on Mon. Jan. 6th


Have a great rest of the day,


Mara Bernick

Family Liaison

Maria Sanford Middle School