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Principal’s Message- August, 2018

It is with great excitement that we welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. We truly hope you had a wonderful summer with your children.  We are looking forward to hearing all about their summer adventures.  Our Dooley staff has already been busy planning for the first weeks of school and setting up their classrooms for the arrival of our students.  We know this year will be filled with endless opportunities for fun and learning!

Office Hours

The Dooley Office will reopen on August 3 at 8:00 a.m. Our daily office hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day until August 16.  Our office will be closed on Friday, August 17 as the staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.  Beginning Monday, August 20, our office will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 847-357-6250 beginning August 3 if you have any questions.

Registration

If you need to drop off an updated lease or proof of residency, please plan on stopping by our office prior to Information Day on August 8. Unfortunately, if we are missing the proper documentation, your child will not be placed in a classroom until we receive those documents. Please visit our district website to see a list of documents required for registration.

Class Placement Letters

Classroom teachers have written letters to welcome their incoming students.  Class placement letters will be mailed home on August 3.  If you have not proven residency, you will not receive a placement letter.

School Supply Lists

If you need a copy of your child’s school supply list, please visit our website.

Upcoming Events

August 6 – August 9:  Target Language Workshop
Students participating in the Target Language Workshop should plan to meet their teachers in the gym on Monday, August 6th.  The workshop will run from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. August 6-9.

Thursday, August 16:  Back to School Night
This night is for families to meet their teachers, hear about curriculum and drop off school supplies.  You will also have the opportunity to join PTA, sign up to volunteer with the PTA, pre-purchase spirit wear, and pre-order milk, hot lunch and snack day foods.

The breakdown of the evening is as follows:

4:00-5:00 pm: Early Instrumental Music Parent Information – Meet in the gym
5:15-5:30 pm: Kick Off (Meet the Dooley staff in the gym)
5:30-6:00 pm: School Supply Drop –Off (classrooms)
6:00-6:30 pm: Curriculum Information Session 1 (classrooms)
6:30-7:00 pm: Curriculum Information Session 2 (classrooms)

Monday, August 20:  First Day of School, Grades 1-6
8:25–8:35 Teachers will meet students outside on the blacktop
8:40 – Class begins
11:15-12:00 Lunch for Dual Language Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
11:45-12:30 Lunch for General Education Kindergarten, grades 3rd-6th
3:00 – Student dismissal

Monday, August 27: First Day of School for Kindergarten Students
All kindergarteners will have the same arrival and dismissal times as students in grades 1-6 (On August 27th, teachers will meet students outside on the blacktop.)

Daily School Hours

8:25 – Doors open for students
8:40 – Class begins
11:15-12:00 Lunch for Dual Language Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
11:45-12:30 Lunch for General Education Kindergarten, grades 3rd-6th
3:00 – Student dismissal (2:30 student dismissal on Wednesdays)

We hope all of you enjoy the last couple weeks of summer break.  We look forward to seeing you soon and to a successful 2018-2019 school year!