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Principal’s Message- June 1, 2016

Posted June 1st, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

End of the year news….

As this school year comes to an end, we have already begun planning for next year.  We have changed some teachers’ assignments and added some new teachers to Dooley in the hope that each grade level offers all different teaching styles to accommodate each child’s learning style.  A great deal of time and energy is put into creating class lists.  Our primary goal is to make sure that each classroom is balanced.  This means that each class should have an equal amount of boys and girls along with a combination of students who achieve at all different academic levels.  I am pleased to announce the tentative teaching assignments for the 2016/2017 school year as follows:

Kindergarten – Mrs. Mannina

Dual Kindergarten:  Mrs. Herbig and Mrs. Yamamoto

1/2 Multigrade –   Mrs. Bardwell, Ms. Mui and Mrs. Fry (New to Dooley)

1st Grade Dual – Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Bell

2nd Grade Dual – Mrs. Yuri Kim and Mrs. Bach

3/4 Multigrade – Mrs. Pietryla and Mrs. Walz

3rd Grade Dual – Mrs. Darnall and Mrs. Stob

4th Grade Dual – Mrs. Tanaka and Mrs. Sylvia Kim

5/6 Multigrade – Mrs. Meservey and Mrs. Parker

5th Grade Dual – Ms. Komoda (New to Dooley) and Ms. Massingill

6th Grade Dual – Ms. Sakai and Mrs. Tufexis

Farewell to Staff

Dooley School is sadly saying good-bye to a number of great staff members who are off to other endeavors.  They have touched many lives at Dooley.  We wish them the very best!

Mrs. Tracy Griffin-Langlais – Moving to Fairview/Aldrin Schools as the Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lisa Hartman – Leaving the District

Ms. Erin Shanahan – Leaving the District

Ms. Naomi Erlewine – Leaving the District

New to Dooley

Mrs. Stephanie Fry (1/2 Teacher) – Coming from Armstrong

Ms. Ikumi Komoda (5th Dual) – Student Taught at Dooley with Mrs. Tanaka

Ms. Sara Schramm (Social Work) – New to the District

Mr. Grant Schectner (Biliteracy Resource) – Student Taught at Dooley with Mrs. Bell

Mr. Josh Rivera (Night Custodian) – Started at Dooley back in the winter of 2016

Mr. Jim Thompson (Day Custodian) – Started at Dooley back in the spring of 2016

Summer Office Hours

8:00AM – 3:00PM until Thursday, June 9th.

Secretaries will return and be available on August 4th and keep similar hours except on School Of Information Day, Thursday, August 11th.  Current Dooley families can come to pick up their class placement letter and new enrollees will be able to register from 9-11, 1-2:30 and 6-8 PM.  PLEASE NOTE:  PTA will not have anything on this day or evening.  On August 18th, during our Back to School Night, our PTA will be set up in the gym with information about their 2016-2017 programs and volunteer opportunities.

New enrollees will also be able to register during the summer.  You can register at the District 54’s Rafferty Center from July 5th – July 28th.

Future Dates:

On August 18th, we will have our annual Back to School Night.  We will kick off the evening at 5:30 with supply drop offs and classroom presentations.  More information will be conveyed in the fall.

Summer Wishes and Reminders

On behalf of Dooley staff, please have a safe and happy summer.  It is truly a privilege to work with each of your children.  A great staff, wonderful children and very supportive parents have made a winning combination.  Thank you for your trust and goodwill this past year.

LEARNING NEVER TAKES A VACATION!  Reading is the key to all we do at school.  Our fantastic public library, Barnes and Noble and Scholastic Books have wonderful resources for all of us to continue to read over the summer.  Read! Read! Read!

Principal’s Message- May 27, 2016

Posted May 31st, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

A big thank you to everyone who helped out at Field Day!  The day wouldn’t have been such a success without you!  The students had a blast!!

6th Grade Parents

You are invited on the last day of school to participate in our tradition of sending off our 6th graders.  If you are interested in joining us, please be at Dooley at 2:15.  Upon dismissal, the entire school will line up along the walls of Dooley School.  Once in position, the 6th grade students will exit the school by walking the halls of Dooley seeing each staff member and student.  Parents can join the line and help say goodbye and good wishes to our sixth graders as they pass by.  If interested, come to the office and we will show you were to go.

PTA – Back to School Supply Kits

If you are interested in ordering a supply kit (instead of buying individual school supplies) the last day to order is June 1.  No late orders will be accepted.  If you have any questions, please contact the PTA.

MAP Reports

Individual MAP reports will be going home on Tuesday, May 31.  Our students all showed tremendous growth this year!

Yearbooks

Tuesday, May 31 is yearbook signing day.  Please send your child’s yearbook back to school if they want autographs.   If the students forget, we will have autograph sheets for them.  Before sending to school, please write your child’s first and last name in their yearbook.  Thank you!

Report  Cards

Students in early childhood through seventh grade will not be bringing home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school, as in years past. Instead, District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6.  Eighth-grade students will receive their report cards on May 31.

We do encourage parents to visit the parent portal at any time during the year to check grades, assignments and more. Contact the school office if you do not have a sign-on for the portal.

Upcoming Dates:

May 30 – No School, Memorial Day

May 31- PTA End of the Year Parties (1:30-2:30)

June 1 – Last day of school, Dismissal 2:30

Happy Nihon Day!

Posted May 26th, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

What a wonderful day filled with Judo, singing, acting, and POCKY!

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Celebrate Reading and Writing Night

Posted May 25th, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

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Principal’s Message- May 20, 2016

Posted May 20th, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

This week, almost all Dooley students finished up their spring MAP tests.  We will have everyone completed by Tuesday.  We are so proud of your children.  They have worked so hard all year and continued to give it their all on their MAP assessments. Every child showed fabulous academic growth this year which is setting them up for a great start for the 2016/17 school year.  We will be sending home the final results with your child as soon as they become available to us.

Field Day Teams

Today the students switched into their Field Day Teams.  Students do not stay with their homeroom class for Field Day; the entire school is mixed up on each team.  Our theme for Field Day is Olympics.  Each student met in their team and found out what country they are representing.  We ask students to try to dress in their country’s colors.  Field Day is Thursday, May 26.  Please make sure to send an extra water bottle to school and put sunscreen on your child.  The students are outside most of the day.  Opening ceremonies are at 8:45AM and the day begins at 9:15AM.  Feel free to come for opening ceremonies even if you can’t help out.

Yearbooks Are Here!

Dooley dragons are bringing their yearbooks home today. If your child doesn’t have one and you’d like to buy one, the PTA will be selling them next Friday, May 27 for $25. They can accept cash or check.  Please remember to send the yearbook back to school on Wednesday, May 31.  That day is yearbook signing day.  If the students forget, we will have autographs sheets for them.

One More Treat Day

Dooley’s last three day of the year is next Tuesday, May 24. Sixth graders who still have treat cards may purchase more than one treat. Students will bring remaining treat cards home at the end of the year and may bring them back next year to purchase treats.

Proud to Be Bilingual: Creating a Strong Native Language Environment in Your Home

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council| May 25, 2016|6:30-7:30p.m.

You are invited to join us on May 25th as Maria Barba, a Golden Apple Award Winning Dual Language teacher in District 54, shares how her parents created a strong native language environment in the home and the positive impact it had on her life. We will also be sharing results from this year’s ACCESS test and information regarding the 2016-2017 Title III state grant. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th and hearing your ideas as we begin to plan for the upcoming school year! Click here for an informational flyer.

Location:   Professional Learning Center |524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

Please enter through door C2

Report Cards

Students in early childhood through seventh grade will not be bringing home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school, as in years past. Instead, District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6.  Eighth-grade students will receive their report cards on May 31.

We do encourage parents to visit the parent portal at any time during the year to check grades, assignments and more. Contact the school office if you do not have a sign-on for the portal.

Upcoming Dates:

May 25 – Nihon Day

May 26 – Field Day

May 27 – Field Day Rain Date

May 30 – No School, Memorial Day

May 31- PTA End of the Year Parties (1:30-2:30)

June 1 – Last day of school, Dismissal 2:30

A Message from our PTA President

Posted May 16th, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

Need a Few Volunteers

If you can spare an hour of your time during the End of Year Celebration next Wednesday, May 18, we’d appreciate it. The PTA needs help monitoring the inflatable obstacle course and the freeze pop giveaway. If you would like to volunteer, email Sarah Mawhorr: dooleyptapres@gmail.com

Book Fair Open All Day

Be sure to stop by the gym next Wednesday, May 18, and take a look around our last book fair of the school year. It will be open all day from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Everything will be buy one, get one free. What a great opportunity to stock up on books for Summer reading!

Last Call for Box Tops

Send in your box tops before the school year ends! Dooley gets 10 cents for every box top turned in, so don’t let them go to waste! Just put them in an envelope or plastic bag and send them to school in your child’s backpack.

Dooley at the Boomers Game

Don’t forget Dooley moms and their boys are going to the Boomers opening night game next Friday, May 20. The cost is $24 for one mom and one boy. Each additional boy is $11. The admission price includes hot dogs, chips and a drink for each person. Pick up your tickets at 6 p.m. right outside the stadium. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. If you have questions or haven’t got tickets yet, email Lisa Caster at lisacaster@comcast.net

Principal’s Message- May 11, 2016

Posted May 11th, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

We can’t believe that the 15/16 school year will be coming to an end very soon!  The ABC countdown has been a hit!  We have enjoyed celebrating a new spirit day each day as we count down to the end of the year.  The students are staying focused but also having a little fun as we look forward to summer vacation.

Celebrate Reading/Writing AND PTA End of the Year Celebration – Wednesday, May 18

Come celebrate with the Dooley staff a wonderful end to the 2015/2016 school year.   On May 18th, we will have a lot going on at Dooley School.  This action-packed night will not be a night to miss!

  • Classrooms are open from 6:00PM-7:15 PM (During this time, parents and students can go visit their classroom and their teacher to view their writing from this school year.
  • 6:00 PM – 5/6 students will be performing a short music program
  • 6:15PM – 5/6 students will be dispersed around the building with their composer projects.  Anyone is able to visit the students to learn more about the composer they researched.
  • 6:00PM-7:15PM – EIM students in the Tuesday and Wednesday Morning Classes can go to room 101 to experience the listen stations.  These stations are made up of different musical selections the EIM students recorded.
  • Each Dooley student will have a piece of art work displayed on the walls of the school.
  • Students in grades 3-6 will have fitness reflections hanging on the gym walls.
  • 6:00PM-8:00PM – PTA will be hosting their End of the Year Celebration.  During this time you may take silly pictures with friends and family in the photo booth and check out the buy-one-get-one-free book fair. Students can test their skills on the obstacle course and enjoy a freeze pop courtesy of the Dooley PTA!

Mother and Son Event, May 20th

Opening night at the Boomers is time for mother-son bonding. All Dooley moms and their boys are welcome to attend the game at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Mary 20. Tickets cost at $24 for a mom and her boy. Each additional son is $11. Price of admission includes a hot dog, chips and a drink for each person. Fliers went home.

D54 Foundation awards $26,500 in student grants
Support the foundation that supports our students

The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit http://d54foundation.com/in-memory.

In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.

To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.

  • Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20
    Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.
  • Golf Outing – June 13
    Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.
  • Mother and Son Event, May 20
  • Opening night at the Boomers is time for mother-son bonding. All Dooley moms and their boys are welcome to attend the game at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Mary 20. Tickets cost at $24 for a mom and her boy. Each additional son is $11. Price of admission includes a hot dog, chips and a drink for each person. Watch for a flier coming home in backpacks to order tickets.

Upcoming Dates:

May 18 – PTA End of the Year Celebration (6-8) AND Celebrating Writing and Reading (6-7:15)

May 19 – School Board Meeting at Rafferty Center – 7:00PM

May 25 – Nihon Day

May 26 – Field Day

May 27 – Field Day Rain Date

May 30 – No School, Memorial Day

May 31- PTA End of the Year Parties (1:30-2:30)

June 1 – Last day of school, Dismissal 2:30Enjoy the Sunshine!

Principal for the Day- Myrin!

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

Myrin did a wonderful job being principal for the day, including reading a story to the 1st and 2nd graders and helping out in the art room and library.

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Kindergarten Music Concert

Posted May 5th, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

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Principal’s Message- May 4, 2016

Posted May 4th, 2016 by Ms. Velasco

This week we celebrate our amazingly hard working staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Both Mrs. Langlais and I feel extremely fortunate to work alongside such a dedicated and talented staff of educators, and we have no doubt our parent community feels the same. Our generous PTA has planned a week of treats for our staff to enjoy.  Thank you PTA for taking the time to recognize our staff in special ways.

Today – Dismissal at 11:40

Don’t forget today (Wednesday, May 4) is a half day of school.  Students will be dismissed at 11:40AM.  Enjoy the rest of the day!

Kindergarten Program Tonight

We are looking forward to seeing all of our kindergarteners at our program tonight (Wednesday, May 4)!   The program starts at 6:00PM in the Dooley gym.  Please have your child report to their kindergarten classroom at 5:45PM.  Once you drop them off, you can go get a seat in the gym.

PARCC Science Test

Our 5th graders will be taking the PARCC Science Test today.  If they were absent, they will make it up this week.  They are well prepared and we know they will do great!

MAP Testing

MAP Testing starts next week.  If your child is absent, we will make them up once they are back in school.

MAP

2015-2016

Wednesday Thursday Friday
5/11, 5/18 5/12, 5/19 5/13, 5/20
8:45-10:00 1st- Mui 1/2 Bardwell
10:15-11:45 3rd– Stob 4th S. Kim Velasco Math Only
12:50-2:05 5th– Massingill Sakai (Math Only)
8:45-10:00 1/2- Bell 2nd Bach K- Yamamoto
10:15-11:45 3 /4 – Pietryla 3/4 Walz K-Shanahan
12:50-2:05 5 /6 – Parker 5/6 Meservey

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8:45-10:00 1st– Sanders 2nd Y. Kim K- Herbig
10:15-11:45 3rd- Darnall 4th Tanaka K- Mannina
12:50-2:05 5th Erlewine 6 Tufexis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates:

May 4 – 1/2 Day inservice day (Dismissal at 11:40)

May 4 – Kindergarten Music Program

May 5 – Kindergarten Round-Up (event for incoming kindergarteners and their parents)

May 6 – PTA Muffins for Moms (7:45-8:30AM)

May 9 – PTA meeting @ 7:00

May 10 – EIM Spring Concert (More Information to come)

May 11 – PTA Scholarship Dinner

May 12 – District 54 Retirement Dinner

May 18 – PTA End of the Year Celebration (6-8) AND Celebrating Writing and Reading (6-7:15)

May 19 – School Board Meeting at Rafferty Center – 7:00PM

May 25 – Nihon Day

May 26 – Field Day

May 27 – Field Day Rain Date

May 30 – No School, Memorial Day

May 31- PTA End of the Year Parties (1:30-2:30)

June 1 – Last day of school, Dismissal 2:30