Every year, the PTA sponsors programs at Sundling to help enrich our students learning and overall junior high experience.  Below is an example of some of those programs:

  • The Scribe Newsletter
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Cultural Arts
  • Book Fair
  • Blood Drive
  • 8th Grade Activities
  • Health & Safety Events
  • Parent Education Seminars
  • PTA Reflections Program
  • Student/Faculty Basketball Game 
  • Plus many more...


Working Together as Partners...

                  The Walter R. Sundling PTA

 Contact Us:

 Walter R. Sundling Jr. High PTA

 1100 N. Smith Street

 Palatine, IL 60067

 Main Phone Number: (847) 963-3700

 Absence Recorder: (847) 963-3701

Direct Donations:  

We have successfully offered a direct donation program the past few years that has been highly supported by our WRS parents. In this fast-paced age where it’s hard to find extra time between work and your student’s activities, parents are looking for a simplified way to offer assistance.

While parents appreciate the services of the PTA, many welcome the opportunity to reduce the number of fundraising solicitations.  In recognition of this fact, the WRS PTA continues to encourage direct donations to satisfy its budgetary requirements used to support the many important programs it sponsors.

If you would like to give a direct donation, click on the following link: DIRECT DONATION FORM.

Upcoming Events

A Letter from the President

PTA Sponsored Programs

​​When Pigs Fly Walk - May 19th
Students will be making fleece blankets.  We are in need of either pre-cut 4 ft x 4 ft fleece or any no-sew fleece tie blanket kits.  These kits can be purchased at local crafts stores (including Walmart).  

Donations can be dropped off at the School office marked "Pig Walk" by Friday, May 12th.  We will also need volunteers for the day of the event.  If you would like to volunteer, please email: aimee_swanson@hotmail.com.  

A belated Happy New Year to all faculty, families and students! I hope you all enjoyed your Winter Break and time with your family and friends during the holidays! It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway done with the school year. 

WRS PTA has gotten right back into the swing of things. We have already hosted a Parent Connection evening at the end of January called Depression and Suicide in Youth. Also, we had another Culver’s Dine and Share in January. Thank you to the Sundling staff that helped out with serving at Culver’s. Additionally, our annual Student/Faculty Basketball game is coming up on Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the WRS Gym. See the article in this newsletter for further information. It is always a great night! 

We are also kicking off "March Media Madness” on February 16 to help raise funds for two TVs and ceiling brackets to put in The Commons, and for other small tech items for the staff. Again, you can look at the included article for further information on how you can help donate. 

We have a few more Dine and Shares coming up at various places. As of the end of January we have raised a little over $2100.00 during these events! Thank you for your support.   Fleece blanket kits are continuing to be collected for the “Pig Walk” which is held in May. You can drop those off in the school office. 

Directories went home the week before Thanksgiving. If you are a PTA member and didn’t receive one, you may pick one up in the office. If you want a Directory and you are not a PTA member yet you may still join by filling out the Membership Form included in this Newsletter, and send it in to school. You will then be able to get a Directory, one of the perks of becoming a member! 

Thank you to those who sent in Direct Donations during our Holiday Drive! It’s never too late to make a Direct Donation (or to become a member of the WRS PTA). We help to support several programs throughout the school year that benefit the students of Sundling. All PTA members are welcome to attend the monthly PTA Meetings where you can learn more about what is going on at the school and in the district. See attached Direct Donation Form and Membership Form. 

Follow Sundling PTA on Facebook at “Sundling PTA”.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me. 


Kris Ahlgrim
WRS PTA President


  • 4/18: Parent Connection Event @ 7PM (Topic: Concussions)
  • 4/19: PTA Meeting @ 7 PM
  • 5/1 - 5/3: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/4: Open House (6:30 PM for Incoming 7th Graders / 7:00 PM for Current Sundling Families
  • 5/4:  Teacher Institute Day - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/5: Teacher Plan Day - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/16: PTA Meeting @ 7 PM
  • 5/19: When Pigs Fly Walk
  • 5/22: 8th Grade Field Trip to Bowlero
  • 5/24: 8th Grade Graduation @ PHS
  • 5/29: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/30: Last day of School

For a complete list of all Sundling and PTA events, please click on the calendar link:  CALENDAR