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Principal’s Message- February 1, 2019

Well the weather this week certainly was something that we will remember for a long time.  We hope that despite the cold you enjoyed some time as a family perhaps reading, playing games, or baking.  We are looking forward to hearing all about this week’s adventures when our students return on Monday.

If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey

Hot Lunch Rescheduled

The January 28 Obento lunch has been rescheduled to February 5. No refund option is provided for this reschedule. All the orders are carried over to February 5.  Schaumburg Oyanokai apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you always for supporting Schaumburg Oyanokai.

Yearbook Orders

If you are interested in ordering a yearbook please see the attached flier for pricing.  There is a discount for orders placed by Monday, February 4.  Yearbook2018-19Reminder.pdf

Open Enrollment Fair Cancelled

The Open Enrollment Fair scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled due to the weather.  Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting two tours at Dooley for prospective families; Wednesday, February 13 from 9:00-11:00AM and Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in District 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019, at Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., will talk through the seven themes of his stress management workbook. Learn how to recognize and challenge your thinking errors as well as learn about the Safety Seeking Behaviors that you often find yourself doing that keep you stuck in stress, even if you feel good doing those behaviors. Adults only.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or

New Kindergarten Registration

Registration for all new kindergarteners, for the 2019-2020 school year, will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00 pm, at your neighborhood school. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

  • Families new to District 54 should go to  to begin your registration before February 6th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th.

Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

  • Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2014 (State of Illinois regulation).

Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 6, 2019.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2019-2020, and reflect name and addresses within the boundaries of District 54.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

At least one of the following documents:

  • The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

And at least two of the following documents:

  • Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

If you have registration questions, please us at 847-357-6250.