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Principal’s Message- November 20, 2018

On behalf of the entire Dooley staff, we would like to share how grateful we are to work with such an amazing community.  Thank you for all that you do to support our efforts in ensuring student happiness and success. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

As a reminder there will be no school November 21st – 23rd. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, November 26th.

MAP Testing

The next round of MAP testing begins Tuesday, November 27th.  We are excited to see the growth that our students have made since the fall. Each student will take both a reading and math assessment.  It is always helpful to ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep, is here on time and eats a healthy breakfast. Please see the schedule below for testing dates.

Week 1: MAP Reading

Tuesday, November 27:  2nd Grade, 3/4 multi-grade

Wednesday, November 28: 1st Grade, 3rd grade dual language, 4th grade dual language

Thursday, November 29:  Kindergarten, 5/6 multi-grade, 5th grade dual language, 6th grade dual language

Week 2: MAP Math

Monday, December 3rd:  2nd grade, 3/4 multi-grade

Tuesday, December 4th: 1st grade, 3rd grade dual language, 4th grade dual language

Wednesday, December 5th:  Kindergarten, 5th grade, 6th grade

Report Cards Online Nov. 21

Parents/guardians will be able to view report cards online this trimester on November 21. We want to ensure that all of our parents have access to this early viewing of the report card, so we encourage you to sign up for the District 54 Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal. The portal is a website and app where parents and guardians can view their children’s grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and report cards. If you have not previously logged on to the portal, contact our front office for instructions on how to obtain a secure Campus Portal Activation Key.

The end of each trimester is a great time to pause and reflect about the great work that has happened.  We recognize the importance of celebrating the many victories during the first trimester. Please take some time this week to talk with your child about this past trimester.  Feel free to use some of these questions in your conversation:

What are you most proud of this trimester?

How are you different now than you were in August?

What is one thing you are excited about coming up in the second trimester?

How can I (the parent) help you be successful this trimester?

What goals are you setting for yourself this trimester?

Happiness Advantage

At the beginning of this school year, Dooley families received a copy of The Orange Frog Family Reading Guide. Beginning next week, we will spend time with our students focusing on a variety of Happiness Tactics and Habits.  You can read more about these on page 77 of your Family Reading Guide.  This week our entire building will focused on sharing gratitudes. Please be sure to share some with your child at home and to ask them about how they shared gratitudes at school.  Next week, we will focus in on another Happiness Tactic. Stay tuned for more information!

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.  We are excited to share that some of our own Dooley students will be performing! We hope you can attend!

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. We are excited to share that some of our own Dooley students will be performing! We hope you can attend!

Schaumburg Parent University – December class

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 is one evening program scheduled for December. Please note that child care is always available.

Get Your Game On – December 4:  Monopoly your game choice? Maybe Pictionary? They got nothing on this night! Come to our Family Game Night and not only will you learn new games, you are will make them from scratch! In this session families will create and play their own games; an hour of uninterrupted, no electronic, family together time. The best part is you get to take your game home with you so that the fun can continue! Parents and students in kindergarten and older are welcome. This event will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Get You Game On 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.