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Principal’s Message- March 8, 2019

Thank you to the many families who volunteered and attended our Japanese Cultural Night last week.  It was great to see our students and families celebrating the Japanese culture together through origami, karate, calligraphy, and so much more.  It was a fun evening for all!

Today at our PBIS assembly, we discussed our Social Emotional Learning theme of Conflict Resolution. Our SEL lessons will be focused on this topic in the coming weeks.  For ideas on how you can reinforce this theme at home, please see this month’s Home School Connection Conflict Resolution English.pdf Conflict Resolution Japanese.pdf

As we continue our Happiness Month at Dooley.  We will focus on the concept of ‘Pay it Forward’ next week, doing kind things that positively impact the lives of others.  As a school, we will begin collecting change donations to support the organization UPS for DownS: United Parent Support for Down Syndrome.  This organization provides opportunities for individuals with Down Syndrome.  Students are invited to bring in any change they wish to donate through March 21st.

This weekend, our Happiness Calendar encourages families to play a game together and perform a kind act.  Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s mystery reader: We encourage you to post pictures on social media and tag @DooleySchool54 and #54Happiness.

Dooley Science Fair: Thursday, March 14th

All participating students may bring their science project to school and set-up in the gym between 8:20am and 8:40am.  Students must be in their homeroom before the morning bell.  Students will be called down during the school day to present and be judged.  Remember to bring your completed packet.  Students do NOT need to duplicate their experiment for the judge.  Any items that can spill or break should be sealed tightly or consider leaving at home.  Pictures on the board are great!  Families are invited to return in the evening, from 6pm to 7pm, to view the projects and for the award presentation.  Students may take home their project after the evening presentation.

PTA and Schaumburg Oyanokai

PTA will be meeting on Monday, March 11th at 12:30 p.m.  Schaumburg Oyanokai will be meeting on Monday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m.  We hope you can join us!

Registration for the 2019/2020

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you should have received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

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!

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 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.

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 Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.