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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We truly hope you had a wonderful summer with your children. We are looking forward to hearing all about the memories they made this summer. Our Dooley staff has been busy planning for the first weeks of school and setting up their classrooms for the arrival of our students.

We would like to welcome Ms. Colleen Conway as our Assistant Principal for this school year.  Ms. Conway was previously an assistant principal at Anne Fox and Campanelli schools. This year, she will split her time between Dooley and Campanelli schools.  We are excited to have her join our Dooley family.

At Dooley, we want to share all of the positive things that happen during our school day. In addition to our weekly community emails, we hope that you can follow us on social media as we share our stories, highlight learning, and provide information about upcoming events for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please follow us on Twitter:

  • @DooleySchool54
  • @HollySchlicher
  • @MsColleenConway

Class Placement Letters

Classroom teachers have written letters to welcome their incoming students.  Class placement letters will be mailed home this week.  If you have not proven residency, you will not receive a placement letter.

Office Hours

The Dooley office is now open. Our daily office hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day until August 16.  Our office will be closed on Thursday, August 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as our Dooley staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.  Beginning Monday, August 19, our office will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 847-357-6250 if you have any questions.


If you need to drop off an updated lease or proof of residency, please plan on stopping by our office prior to Information Day on August 7. Unfortunately, if we are missing the proper documentation, your child will not be placed in a classroom until we receive those documents. Please visit our district website at  to see a list of documents required for registration.

School Supply Lists

If you need a copy of your child’s school supply list, please visit our website at

Upcoming Events

August 5 – August 8:  Target Language Workshop

Students participating in the Target Language Workshop should plan to meet their teachers in the gym on Monday, August 5.  The workshop will run from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. August 5-8.

Thursday, August 15:  Back to School Night

This night is for families to meet their teachers, hear about curriculum and drop off school supplies.  You will also have the opportunity to join PTA, sign up to volunteer with the PTA, pre-purchase spirit wear, and pre-order milk, hot lunch and snack day foods.  We hope you can join us!

The breakdown of the evening is as follows:

  • 4:30-5:00 pm: Early Instrumental Music Parent Information – Meet in the gym
  • 5:00-5:15 pm: Kick Off (Meet the Dooley staff outside the main entrance, weather permitting)
  • 5:15-5:45 pm: School Supply Drop –Off (classrooms)
  • 5:45-6:15 pm: Curriculum Information Session 1 (classrooms)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Curriculum Information Session 2 (classrooms)

Monday, August 19:  First Day of School, Grades 1-6

  • 8:25 – Students begin meeting teachers in the parking lot
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 – Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

Monday, August 26: First Day of School for Kindergarten Students

All kindergarteners will have the same arrival and dismissal times as students in grades 1-6.  On August 26, teachers will meet kindergarten students in the gym.  Parents are welcome to take pictures before students head into classrooms.

Daily School Hours

  • 8:25 – Doors Open
  • 8:35 – First bell rings
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 – Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)