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                                                         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

Sundling Store/PBIS Cart Volunteers

Upcoming Events

A Letter from the President

PTA Sponsored Programs

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...

Dear Sundling Families:

On behalf of the Walter R. Sundling PTA, I’d like to welcome all returning and incoming students, families, faculty and staff! This is a great educational community and we look forward to working together for the benefit of the students here at Sundling.

Our PTA has been busy working behind the scenes this summer getting ready and preparing for a fun year. Our first PTA Event is the Back to School Popsicle Day on Friday, August 18th.

Don’t forget to bring your PTA Direct Donation, Volunteer and Membership forms to the “Walk Your Schedule” on Monday, August 14th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. The PTA will be collecting these important forms in the District Meeting Room. The benefits of becoming a PTA member are endless. The PTA supports many programs and events at Sundling such as: Back to School Popsicle Day, Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation Week, Black and Orange Social Event, Spirit Wear, Graduation Festivities and the Directory, just to name a few.

Be sure to stay in touch with the PTA by attending our monthly meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. in the District Meeting Room or click on our website, it’s a great tool, and has a lot of helpful information.

I’m looking forward to working with our terrific WRS PTA Board, and all of you!

Here’s to a fantastic year!

Gretchen Elzer
WRS PTA President

Walter R Sundling PTA

Our PTA has been asked for volunteers to help staff the Sundling Store/PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) Cart. Students may visit the cart during the lunch periods on Fridays to trade the Positive Paladins they have earned and collected for a variety of treats, fun school supplies or sundries. No money is exchanged. Please consider signing up to help out this positive rewards system at our school. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the button below to sign up.

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.


  • Aug. 13-14 Teacher Institute Day - No Student Attendance
  • Aug. 15 First Day of School
  • Aug. 17, Period 9  Ice Cream Social
  • Aug. 22  PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 27 - 30 - Book Fair
  • Aug. 29 Parent Orientation 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 19 PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.                                                               

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

Dear Sundling PTA members,

I am writing to let you know about a wonderful annual charity event we will be having on Friday, May 18, called “When Pigs Fly”.  The school participates in a variety of events to give back to the community. One of these events is donating fleece blankets to children in local area children’s hospitals and emergency rooms. 

We're looking for your help in making this day a success. The greatest need is enough fleece to make at least 60 blankets. We are looking for donations of fleece (either in pre-cut bundles of four-by-four feet, or in any size no-sew fleece tie blanket kit, currently on sale at many fabric stores). You can also donate a monetary contribution to purchase fleece for this event.

Fleece & Blanket Kits can be purchased at Joann Fabric Stores as well as any other craft store retailer.  Right now Joann has 50% off fleece & kits, as well as today, Thursday Jan 25th – Saturday Jan 27th an additional 20% off when you log in to the Joann App.  

The blankets (or monetary donations) can be brought to the next PTA Board meeting, or dropped off to the Front Office.  If making monetary donations please make check out to Sundling PTA, marked for Pig Walk.  Average cost of 1 blanket kit/fleece is about $15

Thank you
Aimee Swanson