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Principal’s Message- January 22, 2018

We hope you are enjoying these spring like temperatures but we are sure winter is not over yet in Chicago.  Please continue to dress your child for the weather.  They do go out at lunch recess.

Student-Led Conferences (February 15th and 16th)

Student-Led Conferences will be held in February.  They are scheduled for February 15th and 16th.  Conference invitations will be sent home on Friday, Feb. 2nd.  This conference involves your child as the leader showing what he/she has learned and taking the initiative to reflect on his/her performance to set new academic and social goals with you.  There will be more than one family in the room at the same time.  The classroom teacher will move around the room and meet with each family group for a short time to make comments and answer questions.  You will have up to 30 minutes allocated for your conference time.

We believe this is a great opportunity for your child to explain their learning.  You can participate by giving them praise for their efforts and discuss opportunities for growth.  We are certain that you will see tremendous progress as you look through your child’s portfolio.

Please remember, you always have the option to talk to your child’s teacher throughout the year.  If this conference does not meet your needs, please feel free to set up another time to talk to the classroom teacher.  We are always happy to discuss your child’s progress with you anytime throughout the school year.

Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, February 8 is the official District 54 Kindergarten Registration Day. Registration is intended for any incoming Dooley-based kindergarteners for the 2018-2019 school year. In order to register, your child must be age 5 on or before September 1, 2018.   Registration will take place at Dooley School from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 847-357-6250.

Open Enrollment Fair – This Upcoming Wednesday!

The district will host the annual Open Enrollment Fair on January 24th at the District 54 Professional Learning Center.  This fair is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the unique learning programs at various schools in the district.  Dooley is home to one of the dual language programs. The event will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Parents that wish to apply to one of the programs do not need to attend the event, but must complete an application by the due date.

Japanese Culture Night

Our annual Japanese Culture Night will be held on Friday, March 2nd from 7:00PM-9:00PM.  This night is open to any Dooley family.  It is such a great night to showcase the Japanese Culture.  Please mark your calendars, more information will be coming soon.

Upcoming Dates

  • 1/22 – PTA Meeting at 6:00PM, Dooley Teachers’ Lounge
  • 1/23 – Japanese Bread (pre-paid orders)
  • 1/24 – Open Enrollment Fair at the PLC, 6:00PM
  • 1/25 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 1/26 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 1/29 – Gabutto Burger (pre-paid orders)
  • 1/30 – Japanese Bread (pre-paid orders)
  • 2/1 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 2/1 – School Board Meeting at the Rafferty Center @ 7:00PM
  • 2/2 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 2/2 – Conference Invites go home