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Principal’s Message- April 1, 2019

It is great to see our students smiling and excited to be back at school today.  Please note that there is no school tomorrow, April 2nd.  Students will resume classes on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

Our third through sixth grade students will begin to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on April 8th. This test will be given to students throughout the state of Illinois.

Please see the attached letter for more information about the assessment. IAR Parent letter 2018-2019.pdf

Dooley IAR Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th: Grades 4-6 ELA 1

Tuesday, April 9th: Grades 4-6 ELA 2

Wednesday, April 10th: Grades 3-6 Math 1

Thursday, April 11th: Grades 3-6 Math 2

Friday, April 12th:  Grades 3-6 Math 3

Monday, April 15th:  Grade 3 ELA 1; Grade 5 ISA (Illinois Science Assessment)

Tuesday, April 16th: Grade 3 ELA 2

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

Ask the Doc – April 10

Dr. Michael Feld, Child/Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrist, will answer your questions on mental health issues, parenting strategies, current medical and non-medical trends in interventions, and/or effects of gaming, sleep and media on child development. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Ask the Doc flyer

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo 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.

PTA

Applications are available for the Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s 2019 Elementary Summer Scholarships.  PTA Scholarship Packet.pdf

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration. Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure.

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information.

English application

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music.  If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.  District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

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.