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Principal’s Message- May 24, 2019

We are looking forward to celebrating Nihon (Japan) Day with students and staff next week on Thursday and Friday. This year’s celebration focuses on Mt. Fuji and will be facilitated by our 6th grade dual language students, Mrs. Abe, and Mrs. Tufexis. Students will experience Japanese culture through hands on learning, presentations, and an assembly. Please see the dates below for information on when your child’s classroom will participate.

Please mark your calendars:

  • No school on Monday, May 27th due to the Memorial Day Holiday
  • Nihon Day, May 30th :  S. Kim, Bartecki, Frieders, Meservey, Walz, Stob, Vandebogart, Bell, Sanders
  • Nihon Day, May 31st:  Herbig, Yamamoto, Mannina, Bach, Y. Kim, Hernandez, Komoda, Mui, Tanaka, Massingill, Giammarese
  • Friday, May 31st Walk/Bike to School Day!
  • Field Day, June 4th   (rain date on June 5th)
  • Last day for student attendance is a half day (11:40 dismissal) on Thursday, June 6th


PTA is looking for volunteers to support events for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  Please consider supporting one or more of our many PTA sponsored events.  Pleases contact the school if you are interested in helping out.

Student Intern

Dooley will be welcoming two college age students from Waseda University in Japan this fall.  We are looking for host families for each of the students during the month of September.   Please contact the main office if you are interested in helping in any way.

Marker Recycling

We are collecting used markers and highlighters for a recycling donation.  Please feel free to send in any from home. Recycling boxes are located throughout the school.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.