Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Carl Sandburg Elementary School

Carl Sandburg Elementary School

Principal: Julie Rice Zurek

1100 Lilac Lane
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 725-0281
Fax: (815) 741-7615

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Carl Sandburg Elementary School

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School Hours

Start Time 9:00 am
Regular Dismissal 3:10 pm
School Improvement Day Dismissal 12:15 pm

Julie Rice Zurek



Our school theme continues to be "Sandburg Students Succeed" and we all contribute to that success.

At Sandburg Elementary School we want you to feel welcome. We also work very hard to have the BEST and BRIGHTEST students in the District. Your child's success shows the dedication of our faculty, parents and students and the communication that exists between these groups.

Our staff accepts the responsibility for the learning of all students, and the development of their potential. We believe in providing opportunities for students to develop the ability to communicate effectively with others. We promote a positive and safe environment built upon decision making and problem solving.

We are excited to begin a new school year in a great building. Again we welcome you and look forward to our best school year yet. It takes all of us working together to provide the environment that is most conducive to learning. Thanks for choosing Sandburg Elementary School as your child's learning environment.



District 86 Employees Attend School

Employees attended professional development sessions presented by their colleagues featuring Best Practices aligned to District 86 initiatives.


Students Recognized at School Board Meeting

Congratulations to the Carl Sandburg students who received awards from the Board of School Inspectors.




Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School for Students
Event's details
October 30, 2015

All Day Event

Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School for Students
(All Day Event)



School Improvement Day – No PM Class for Students
Event's details
November 10, 2015

All Day Event

School Improvement Day – No PM Class for Students
(All Day Event)



Veterans Day – No School
Event's details
November 11, 2015

All Day Event

Veterans Day – No School
(All Day Event)

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

Our schools, as partners with our children's parents and with the community, will create a safe and positive environment in which all students will learn and develop to their greatest potential. All students will be empowered to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and caring members of their communities.

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