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Principal’s Message- September 5, 2019

We hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day holiday.  Our Dooley Early Instrumental Music students had an outstanding performance at SeptemberFest on Monday.  We are very grateful to our guest conductor, Mr. Hamada, for his help preparing our students for the show.  We would also like to thank our many parent volunteers who helped backstage and at our practice last week.

Violin students performing on stage at Septemberfest

Please Read….PTA Needs Your Help

PTA is looking for a volunteer to chair our hot lunch program.  This person would help to coordinate hot lunch orders and distributions.  This volunteer would place orders for hot lunch.  This volunteer does not need to be present during lunch distribution, as there are other volunteers to do this.

Dooley’s PTA is excited to kick off our new school year.  Please mark your calendars for our first meeting on Monday, September 9th at 6:00 p.m. During this meeting, you can learn more about PTA sponsored events, sign up to volunteer, and much more.

Schaumburg Oyanokai

We hope you can join us for our first meeting of the school year on Monday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m. at Dooley School.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 9th: PTA Meeting at 6:00, Schaumburg Oyanokai Meeting at 7:30

Tuesday, September 17th:  iWalk/Bike to School Day

Wednesday, September 18th:  Half Day – 11:40 dismissal

Friday, September 20th:  Picture Day

Sunday, September 22nd:  SD54 Run to Read

Crisis Drills

We had our first fire drill today.  Dooley students safely exited the building in under 2 minutes!  Each year, our students participate in a number of safety drills such as fire drills, hard lockdown drills and shelter in place drills to be prepared in case of emergency situations.  Please see the attached letter for more information.

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – English

Run to Read

Please join Dooley’s own Dudley the Dragon at the Run to Read!  District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m.  The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit

Schaumburg Parent University – September 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 September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12

Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30

This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or

Lou Malnati’s

The District 54 Education Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s for a fundraiser on Wednesday, September 18. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg (1 S. Roselle Road) or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road (357 S. Barrington Road), and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. September 18 is a half-day in service, so please consider supporting the Foundation by ordering lunch from Lou’s. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order. The flyer is attached; you can also click here to access the flyer on the Foundation’s website.

The District 54 Education Foundation ensures that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding

  • Breakfast programs at the schools so students can begin their day ready to learn,
  • Grants to students with financial need so they can participate in extracurricular activities, and
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming.

Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation that supports District 54 students!

For more about the Foundation, visit