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Principal’s Message- March 1, 2019

Today our students spent time writing positive messages outside our building as a kick off to our Happiness Month.  We have many things planned for our students, staff, and families to engage in this month.  Please be sure to look at your child’s March calendar to see how you can participate at home.

Tomorrow is Read Across America Day and on our Happiness Calendar, we are encouraging families to read a book together.  If you can’t find a book at home, we hope you enjoy listening to our first Mystery Reader for the month and enjoy the book We’re All Wonder by R.J. Palacio and the important message it sends about kindness.   http://youtu.be/Y4HgMIzc3so

We hope to see many of you at tonight’s Japanese Culture Night from 7:00-9:00!

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Please join us for Japanese Culture Night.  This event will be held at Dooley on Friday, March 1st from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Some of the things to look forward to include: karate lessons, tea ceremony, Kato Railroad models, Kakigori, games, Japanese food, and so much more!  There is no charge for admission to this event.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16th!

Open Enrollment

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 our next tour at Dooley for prospective families on 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 now be available online through March 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges – March 6

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Reitz will discuss how you, as a parent, can help your children develop skills that will allow them to better regulate their emotions. Learn how to teach your child coping tools and healthier options to use when they become distressed. She will also address how parenting plays a role in tantrums and ways to adjust some of your parenting techniques. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges flyer

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form 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.