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Principal’s Message- January 26, 2018

It is hard to believe that we are heading into the month of February.  Mother Nature certainly has been extremely generous with the warm weather.  The Dooley staff is busy preparing the students for their student led conferences.  This is a night not to miss.  Parents have the opportunity to see the fantastic portfolios their children have put together.  Each child’s progress and growth is simply amazing!

Dual Language Applications:

Dooley School is accepting applications for our dual language program.  Families interested in being considered for our dual language program must have their applications turned in by March 16th.   This application is where you should begin the process.

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.

In order to register, parents must bring the child’s official birth certificate, proof of residency (a lease/tax bill, and 2 bills), and phone numbers of people to be contacted in emergencies.  Parents are required to pay a $50 consumable materials fee by check or money order.

PTA Valentine’s Day Parties:

This year our PTA will NOT be hosting a Valentine’s Day party.  They have chosen to host an end of the year party instead.  The students can still bring in their valentines to distribute to their classmates.  The teachers will set time aside during the school day to do this.  Please do NOT send any edible items with the valentines.  If you want to send something to pass out with your child’s valentines, you can send any non-edible item such as pencils, erasers, etc.

District 54 Multicultural Event 2018:  Performance Information and Interest Form:

Each year the Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event.  This event takes place at the Community Recreation Center and showcases the diversity represented by the students of District 54.

Preparations are already under way for this year’s event, which will take place on Saturday, April 14. We look forward to seeing many of the cultures in District 54 represented and are looking for students, or groups of students, who would like to perform.

If your child is interested in performing, please visit the Department of Language and Culture homepage for details and complete the Performance Interest Form by February 9.  If you are unable to complete the electronic form, paper forms can be picked up in your school office.

Focus on the Foundation – January 2018:

The District 54 Education Foundation’s programs primarily serve students from families with financial needs. In District 54, nearly one-fourth of students qualify for the federal free lunch program, which for a family of four means an annual income of less than $32,000.

A key focus for the Foundation is providing breakfast to ensure that students begin their day ready to learn. Thanks to the community’s generous support of our Food 4 Thought campaign, in January 2018 the Foundation will be funding breakfast programs for students at 18 of our 28 schools, serving nearly 1,400 students in need. Thank you to our 2017-18 all-school sponsors: Woodfield Area Children’s Organization, Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates, Tate & Lyle, Chick-fil-A of Schaumburg/West Schaumburg, and Schaumburg Park Foundation. Thank you also to the staff of District 54, who have donated enough money through the payroll deduct program to sponsor a school.

To learn more about the Foundation, click here to check out our video.


Reminder….. 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:

  • 1/29 – 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