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Principal’s Message- August 31, 2018

This has been an exciting week as we welcomed our kindergarteners!  Our youngest learners have been working hard on learning their daily routines and having fun making many new friends.

PTA News

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Schaumburg Oyanokai News

Please join us for our first Schaumburg Oyanokai meeting of the year on Monday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m.

MAP Testing

We had some technical difficulties with the MAP testing site this past week.  We are hopeful to have this situation corrected by Tuesday.  Please see the revised schedule:

Tuesday, September 4th 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th reading
Wednesday, September 5th Kindergarten reading; 2nd, 4th math
Thursday, September 6th Kindergarten, 5th, 6th math
Friday, September 7th 1st, 3rd math

Support the Foundation at Septemberfest

The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 3, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.

The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding

  • Breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn, and
  • Grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities.

For more about the Foundation, visit

Apoye a la Fundación durante el festival de septiembre ‘Septemberfest’

La Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 está recaudando fondos para los estudiantes del Distrito 54 durante el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo en el Festival de Septiembre “Septemberfest”  de Schaumburg. Usted puede apoyar a la Fundación estacionando su auto los sábados y domingos, 1 y 2 de septiembre por solo $ 5 en la escuela Collins, ubicada en el 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg. La calle Summit está ubicada entre Roselle y Plum Grove.  La Fundación también está participando en un Día “sin fines de lucro” el lunes, 3 de septiembre, durante el “Septemberfest”. Si usted compra ese día una comida de nuestro socio, Riccardo’s Ristorante, las ganancias apoyarán a los estudiantes del Distrito 54.

La Fundación se compromete a asegurar que todos los estudiantes del Distrito 54 tengan las mismas oportunidades financiando

  • Programas de desayunos para estudiantes de familias con dificultades financieras para asegurarse de que comienzan su día listos para aprender, y
  • Becas a estudiantes de familias con dificultades financieras para que puedan participar en actividades extracurriculares.

Para más información sobre la Fundación, visite la página web

Schaumburg Parent University – September classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for September. Please note that child care is always available.

·Springboard for a Healthy Lifestyle – Do you want to embrace a healthy lifestyle? Are you interested in participating in the District 54 Run to Read with your child, but don’t know where to start? Come to this free educational seminar for adults only and get your new healthy life started on the right foot. Hear from experts from Dick Pond Athletics as they discuss many topics including how to get started, proper stretching and recovery, information on a free Walk2Run program and more. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on September 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

·The Happiness Advantage – Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in third through eighth grade are welcome to attend. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.

Universidad de padres de Schaumburg – Clases de septiembre

La Universidad de padres de Schaumburg (SPU) está diseñada para involucrar a más padres en la vida de la escuela, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares y mejorar las habilidades de crianza que en última instancia se traduce en mejor éxito de los estudiantes académicamente, socialmente y emocionalmente. Hay dos noches programadas para el mes de septiembre. Habrá cuidado de niños.

·Una plataforma para un estilo de vida saludable – ¿Quiere abrazar un estilo de vida saludable? ¿Está interesado en participar en el día anual Corre para Leer “Run to Read” del Distrito 54 con tu hijo/a, pero no sabe dónde empezar? Vega a este seminario educativo gratuito solo para adultos y de comienzo su nueva vida saludable con el pie derecho. Escuche de expertos de Dick Pond Athletics mientras discuten muchos temas, incluyendo cómo comenzar una rutina, estiramiento adecuado y recuperación, información sobre el programa gratuito Caminar para Correr “Walk2Run” y mucho más. Este evento tendrá lugar a las 7 p.m. el 4 de septiembre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

·Ventaja de felicidad –  La felicidad no es algo que te sucede, sino más bien una elección que puedes hacer para llevar una vida más satisfactoria y enriquecedora.  Las investigaciones muestran que elegir la felicidad tiene una ventaja más allá de simplemente sentirse bien. Venga a conocer los beneficios de la psicología positiva y experimente de primera mano a través de actividades divertidas e interactivas. Los padres, tutores y estudiantes de tercer a octavo grado son bienvenidos. Este evento tendrá lugar a las 6:30 p.m. el 27 de septiembre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Regístrese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o Para más información sobre Universidad de padres de Schaumburg y registrarse, visite nuestro sitio web en

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


All students may enter the building through the front door or door #3 (Drop and Go Zone Doors). In order to ensure the safety of our students, the parking lot will be “closed” from 8:20–8:40 a.m.  Children should not arrive at school any earlier than 8:25 a.m. because there will be no adult supervision until that time. Additionally, for safety precautions teachers will not be opening car doors at the drop and go zone, please have your child ready to safely exit the car when dropped off.

If you are parking and walking your child to the front of the building, it is very important that you use the crosswalks when crossing the street.


The parking lot is “closed” again during dismissal between 2:55–3:05 p.m. to ensure the safety of our students. Grade levels will be exiting at their corresponding doors noted below:

  • Door #10: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade walkers
  • Door #6: 3rd & 4th Grade walkers
  • Door #3: 5th& 6th Grade walkers along with PM Bussers
  • Front Door: PM Bussers and Front door

Enjoy the long weekend!  We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday!