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Principal’s Message- November 3, 2017

We had a great crowd show up to watch our Halloween Parade on Tuesday! We enjoyed seeing the monsters, ghouls, princesses and all the other creative costumes our students dressed up in for the celebration.  Our staff dressed up as Blue Crew Superheroes in honor of our Blue Ribbon Award.  It is so much fun to see the entire school community dressed up and having fun on Halloween.  After the parade, the PTA party planners and helpers oversaw the classroom parties they had planned. The activities were engaging, and the children had so much fun! A huge thank you to our PTA!

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

PTA Scholastic Book Fair

This year, the PTA donated the scholastic book dollars from the fall book fair to a school in Houston, Texas instead of to our own library.  This combined effort across our district is to help Yes Prep North in Houston rebuild after the hurricane damage.  We are so excited to say we donated $1000.00 from Dooley School.  Thank you PTA!

Reminder……Parent Portal and Report Cards

Report cards will be online this year. If you have a parent portal account you will be able to see your child’s report card by November 21, 2017. If you had not created a portal account but had supplied District 54 with an email address, then you received an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office. If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office at 847-357-6250.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control may dictate school closings.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council

Would you like to volunteer or become more involved in your child’s school? Join us as we hear about the benefits of being part of a multicultural community from MPAC parents who have successfully gotten involved in PTA and their school community. They will also share strategies for helping yourself and others feel more comfortable volunteering in the schools.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. Childcare is available for children ages 3-5. Click the link for more information in English, Japanese, Spanish and Polish: Multicultural Parent Advisory Council Informational Flyers.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

As we enter this season of gratitude and giving, the District 54 Education Foundation would like to thank everyone who has supported the Foundation this year by donating funds, sponsoring or volunteering at our golf outing or Septemberfest, participating in a dine and share or shop and share event, or serving on our board or a committee. We greatly appreciate you helping us make a difference in the lives of students.

The Foundation is partnering with Visions Photography Portrait Studio in Schaumburg on a fundraiser for the Foundation. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, Visions will donate 25 percent of the cost of your portrait package to the D54 Foundation and also provide you with a 25 percent discount if you bring in the flyer or mention the Foundation. For additional information, click here to view the flyer.

Upcoming Dates

  • Nov. 6 – Obento Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • Nov. 7 – Treat Day
  • Nov. 7 –Picture Re-Take Day
  • Nov. 9 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • Nov. 10 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • Nov. 10 – Veteran’s Day Concert @ Addams Jr. High – 3/4 Multigrade, 3rd Dual and 4th Dual Classes
  • Nov. 13 – Oyanokai Meeting @ 6:00 at Dooley
  • Nov. 13 – PTA Meeting @ 7:00 at Dooley
  • Nov. 13 – Gabutto Burger (pre-paid orders)
  • Nov. 14 – Japanese Bread (pre-paid orders)
  • Nov. 15 – Partnership Breakfast at Mead Jr. High
  • Nov. 15 – Wellness Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • Nov. 16 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • Nov. 16 – PTA Roller Skating Party
  • Nov. 16 – School Board Meeting @ 7:00 at Rafferty Center
  • Nov. 17 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid orders)