We're trying on a new look and feel for our PTO newsletters - we hope you dig it!

In other news, we don't want to alarm you, but school starts in less than a month... 😬 Teacher assignments were posted in Aspen on Friday and the grade-level Facebook groups were lighting up with all the activity!

We've been hard at work over the summer reviewing your survey feedback from the end of last year and thinking about how we can make some of our amazing events even amazing-er (that's a word, right??)!

This newsletter is full of great info, important dates and volunteer opportunities (big and small). Enjoy the last few days of Summer and we'll see you in a few weeks!


Our Principal,

Mrs. Fawcett!

What are you most excited about going into this school year?

I am genuinely thrilled about every part of the day. From those early moments of welcoming students in the morning to witnessing to their achievements in the classroom. We are Better Together! The boundless energy and potential that our students bring to the school fills me with anticipation for the year that lies ahead.

What is your favorite memory from this summer?

I have so many wonderful memories from summer. Spending time with my family stands out as my favorite memory, especially seeing the world through my children’s eyes. They are 11 and 14. We had lots of time to see Boston with visiting family. Just before we return to school, I am taking my two boys to Universal Studios for the first time.

What would the students be surprised to find out about you?

I absolutely love building things. I have built three additions and I spent time learning everything I could about construction. It makes me so excited to build something from nothing. I relish the challenge of stepping beyond my comfort zone and tackling projects in areas I have limited background knowledge about.

How do you show your Sanborn school spirit?

To show my Sanborn school spirit, I attend school events and participate in themed spirit days. I'm committed to creating an atmosphere where every member of our community feels connected and valued. I am eager to share with anyone who will listen how amazing Sanborn School is and how proud I am to be a part of this wonderful community. I am dedicated to fostering a sense of unity and pride that embodies the spirit of Sanborn.


Big Changes at Sanborn!

If you've driven by the school, you may have noticed some action inside and outside the school! Here's a quick rundown of what's been happening:

  • New security measures at the front office, front office space updates, LED lighting throughout the school, and new chairs and a new refrigerator added to the teacher's lounge (made possible by PTO funds).

  • New casings were added to all bulletin boards in the main hallway, to better display student work.

  • A new TV in the front lobby to share updates, etc.

  • Last year's 5th graders gifted the school a new podium for the cafeteria stage, and microphones have been added to the cafeteria.

  • The stone benches on the playground have been removed and will be replaced with four new benches.

  • New mulch will be added to the playground around the play structures and a new buddy table for the playground, which will be installed soon (made possible by PTO funds).

Who's got


Our new Sanborn

Spirit Store is LIVE!


NOTE: The store will remain open

throughout the school year

Grade Level Shirts are Back!

Each grade is assigned a shirt color that stays the same throughout their time at Sanborn. See below for your child's grade level shirt color!




We're thrilled to announce openings for event and program leads and assistants. Your involvement will be instrumental in making events like the Spooky Fun Fair, the Scholastic Book Fair, and many more a huge success!

Event/Program Lead Coordinators: As lead coordinator, you'll take charge of organizing and overseeing the event or program from start to finish. Your creativity and passion will set the stage for a truly memorable experience for our students.You’ll have access to our Events Chair for guidance and general support.

Event/Program Assistants: Assistants play a crucial role in bringing our events and programs to life by supporting our program/event leads. From recruiting volunteers, to ensuring everything runs smoothly, your support will make a huge difference!


Please be sure to review the event descriptions and the dates and times provided, as some are tentative and others indicate date ranges. Please note, the dates and times provided are subject to change, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding. Finally, there will be many more opportunities to volunteer to help bring all of these events to life so stay tuned!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Chair, Ashlee Lazzari.

Thank you for being such an integral part of our school community. Your commitment and dedication will make a tremendous impact on our students' lives.

Let's make this school year one to remember!

Mark Your Calendar!

There's lots to look forward to this school year and there's a lot to keep track of. 🫣

Don't worry, we've got you covered!

We put together a handy shared Google calendar for everything going on at Sanborn. We update it regularly so you will always have the most accurate info.


Don't have Google? No problem! We'll still share upcoming dates in our newsletters.


  • 8/14 - Deadline for School Tool Box orders (these will be sent to your home)
  • 8/22 at 10:30-11:30a - Incoming Kindergarten Playdate (follows Story Time with the Principals)
  • 8/23 at 11:00a-12:00p - New Family Playdate (follows New Family Orientation) - this event is open to everyone at Sanborn! Help us welcome our new families!
  • 8/30 - First day of school for Grades 1-5; Kindergarten Screenings
  • 8/31 - Kindergarten Screenings


  • 9/1 - Sanborn closed
  • 9/4 - Sanborn closed
  • 9/5 - First day of school for Kindergarten
  • 9/12 at 5:30-7p - Family Fun Night (rain date 9/13)
  • 9/26 at 7p - Sanborn PTO Meeting followed by a Parent Social