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Principal’s Message- November 2, 2018

Decorated Pumpkins

It has been a week packed with learning and fun in all of our classrooms. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make our Halloween Parties a success. We couldn’t have asked for better weather!

We are excited to share that we have collected over 25 boxes of food for our Fall Food Drive. Thank you for your donations! We will continue to collect items for the Midwest Veterans Closet. Please see below for more details.

Today our students celebrated meeting their October goal that focused on building positive relationships, having respectful interactions, and identifying personal emotions.  We celebrated in our classrooms by working together to decorate pumpkins. Students were so creative and many pumpkins represented gratitude, happiness, and teamwork.

Please mark your calendars, there is no school on Tuesday, November 6th.  Additionally, please note that there is no adult supervision prior to 8:25.  Please refrain from dropping your children off before 8:25 each morning.

Veteran’s Day

In celebration of the upcoming Veterans Day observance, Dooley School will be collecting for Veterans in need.  The items we collect will be donated to the Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago.  If you choose to donate to this cause, they are in need of these items:

Canned meals (ravioli, beef stew, chili, etc.)

Mens’ socks and underwear

small pots/pans

There will be a table across from the office where students can place their donations.  The drive begins Monday, November 5th, and goes through Friday, November 9th.  We will also be accepting donations at the 1st and 2nd grade program on Thursday, November 8th.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Conrad (847-357-2191 or rhondaconrad@nullsd54.org). Midwest Veterans Closet Drive.pdf

PTA and Schaumburg Oyanokai

Please join us for our November PTA meeting.  Dooley PTA will be meeting on Monday, November 12th at 12:30.  Schaumburg Oyanokai will be meeting on Monday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.

Dooley School receives JCCC Japanese Language Education Grant

Dooley School’s Japanese Dual Language program was a recipient of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago’s (JCCC) Japanese Language Education Grant. The school received a grant of $3,000.

The JCCC Foundation honored District 54 representatives and presented the grants during its annual JCCC Foundation Grant Awards ceremony this month in Chicago. The grant will be used to purchase materials to enhance the Japanese Dual Language program at Dooley School.

The JCCC Foundation’s Japanese Language Education Grant supports schools and nonprofit organizations in the Chicagoland area that provide Japanese language and cultural education to students.

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 oftentimes dictate school closings.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Schaumburg Parent University – November 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 November. Please note that child care is always available.

Secret Service Internet Safety Class – November 5

The U.S. Secret Service will educate parents on how they can keep their children safe online. Topics will include inappropriate content, privacy, sexting, cyberbullying and digital citizenship. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 5 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Secret Service Internet Safety Class Flyer

Mindful Meditation – November 14

As part of our ongoing focus on student wellness, we invite parents and their children to join us in learning how to use the power of something super simple – your breath – to improve concentration, reduce stress, improve quality of sleep and help you handle your response (both emotional and physical) to outside circumstances and situations. Please bring your own yoga mat or a towel to sit on during meditation. This event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on November 14, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Mindful Meditation Flyer

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.