iMoms and All Pro Dads

Family is important at Sandhill Elementary.  The first line of the Sandhill Pledge reads, "I am a member of the Sandhill Family."  We want our moms and dads to believe this statement as well.  That's why we have our Moms and Kids at School and Dads and Kids at School programs each month.  Moms meet on the first Friday of the month and Dads meet on the last Friday of each month.  Both programs begin promptly at 7:15.   Due to unforeseen circumstances, Moms and Kids at School for May and June have been cancelled.  All Pro Dads will meet one last time this year on Friday, May 27.

Accelerated Reader - Words Read

Accelerated Reader, a program from Renaissance Learning, has been used at Sandhill Elementary since the school opened in the fall of 2000.  This program allows teachers to set and track reading goals for their students. This year we have set goals for the number of Words Read per Month.  The Goals are:

    Kindergarten:  1,750 words per month
    First Grade:  8,500 words per month
    Second Grade:  34,000 words per month
    Third Grade:  60,000 words per month
    Fourth Grade:  60,000 words per month
    Fifth Grade:  60,000 words per month
Parents, please encourage your child to read a minimum of 20 minutes per day.  Take time each day to sit with your children and read to them.  And don't forget to take time to read for your own enjoyment as well.  Make sure your children know that you believe reading is an important life long skill.

BoxTops for Education

UPDATE:  This year's collection total is $965.00 with approximately $300 worth of BoxTops still to submit. The BTFE (BoxTops for Education) program deadlines for submissions are November 1 and March 1.  That means the $300 that we send in now will be counted toward next year's total on the BTFE website (  Parents are encouraged to go to this website, sign up for an account and choose Sandhill Elementary as the school they are supporting. Some of the money collected is always returned to the teachers whose classrooms turn in BoxTops.  This year, each teacher who has turned in BoxTops will receive 20% of their total to spend on supplies for their classroom!  The remaining 80% is being set aside for the purchase of Robotics Kits for next school year.  These kits will benefit all classrooms at Sandhill Elementary.  Please help us by clipping and turning in BoxTops for Education.  Please attach your BoxTops to one of the collection sheets below and return them to your child's teacher.  Thank you for helping Sandhill Elementary School by supporting our BoxTops for Education program!

Student Nutrition

Information regarding the cost of school meals, special dietary needs and an online service to pay for your child's meals can be found on the District website for Student Nutrition MSB_Meal_Banner

Latest News


Our third Book Fair for the 2015-2016 school year will be held May 5th - May 13th.  The book fair will be during the week for the students.  Hours will be 8:30-11:30 and 1:15-2:20.  FAMILY NIGHT will be Thursday, May 12th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  The theme for this book fair will be "Let's Get Groovy!"  There will be door prizes and drawings!  Come on down and check it out!   **The book fair will be closed for the day on May 10th.


This year's Western Rodeo Field Day will be held May 5th (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade) and May 6th (3rd, 4th and 5th grade).  On Thursday, May 5th, the entire school is invited to opening ceremonies that will be held on the PE court starting at 8:30.  There will not be an opening ceremony on Friday, May 6th.  The Josh Blevins band will be performing followed by the Waldman family who will be teaching and performing the art of whip cracking. Thanks to Coach Murphy, Coach Fulton, Coach Rivera and Coach Tellado for all the planning and effort that goes into making Sandhill Field Day the Best in the State!!

Sunshine State Young Reader Award Quiz Bowl

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the District SSYRA Quiz Bowl on Monday, April 25th.

Fifth Grade Track Team

Congratulations to our 5th Grade Sandhill Track Team and Coaches!!  Both the boys and girls teams came in first place at the Winter Haven Optimist Club 45th Annual Elementary School Track Meet.  Way to go CRANES!!!

Butterfly Garden

Mrs. Torres and Mrs. Hunter's second grade classes were busy this past Friday cleaning out the planting beds in our Butterfly Garden. Butterfly garden2 spring 2106 Butterfly garden1 spring 2106 Butterfly garden3 spring 2106 Butterfly garden4 spring 2106

Parent Portal

The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child's current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom. Click HERE to learn more. 300x250-Copy-lunch-logo[1]

Sandhill Pledge

Attendance Winners for April

Attendance is an important factor in attaining a good education. We truly appreciate that our Sandhill parents make this a priority for their families. The following classes had the best attendance for the month of April: These classes will receive a banner to hang in their classroom, as well as, recognition on the Crane News Show.

2015-16 Bell Schedule

7:40 AM - 3:00 PM

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 until 7:55 AM. Students must be in their classroom before the 8 AM bell or they will be marked tardy. Parents come into the main office with their children if you arrive after 8:00 AM.

Supply Lists

District Calendars

Download the Polk County School District's traditional school calendars for the 2015-16 school year. Visit the district website to subscribe to our calendar feeds and add county-wide events to your preferred calendar application (Google Calendars, Outlook, iCal, your mobile device, etc.) District Calendar Feeds