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Principal’s Message- November 8, 2019

Students at PBIS assembly high fiving and announcing

We started our morning off with an all school assembly to discuss working towards our SEL goals for the month of November.  At our assembly, we took time to acknowledge students who were Caught Being Kind this past month, share gratitudes and reflect on our October goal.

Home School Connection Japanese  Home School Connection English

Our pajama day launched our school wide PJ Drive.  Over the next two weeks, students will be collecting new pajamas in sizes 2-14 for the Willow Creek Care Center.  We had a guest from the WCCC join us at our assembly to talk about how they support the needs of our community.  Students spent time today writing bedtime poems to accompany pajama donations.  Please see the flyer for more information.

Flyer for Pajama Drive

This week’s classroom highlight is from Ms. Serna’s classroom.  Students in room 225 created a Prezi to share with you.

Please see below for information about the 5Essentials Survey.  We are currently at a response rate of 2%.  We would love to have more participation in this survey.  Please see below for the survey link.  Thank you for taking time to do this!

5Essentials 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 be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

A Note from the Nurse

This is a reminder to periodically examine your child’s head for lice. It is especially important to look behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, for crawling lice and nits.  While the transmission of lice in school is not likely, it is good to get in the habit of checking your child’s head regularly. Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have questions about how to make this practice part of your routine at home.


Meeting: Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12th @ 6:00

Spiritwear is back!!

Have you seen the awesome new Dooley shirts around school and wish you had one?  Well, now you can!  You can order Dooley spiritwear items online now until Friday, November 22nd.  Items will arrive prior to winter break.  Go to the link below and your access code is:  DOOLEY (all capital, no spaces)

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Meeting:  Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12th @ 7:00

Weather Response

As winter weather is in gear, please see the link for information about our SD54 Weather Response Plan.

Performers needed for Multicultural Event 2020

Each year the District 54 Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event showcasing the diversity represented by students in District 54.  They are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in performing at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7.  Applications for performances will be accepted from November 14-26.  An informational meeting will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for those who would like to apply early. Click here to access the application. You can also apply by visiting the District 54 website or by requesting a form from our building secretaries.

Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night – January 10, 2020

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.

Schaumburg Parent University- November 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 November. Please note that child care is always available.

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Child Behavior Flyer

ABCs of Family Fitness – November 21

Most of us think about ABCs in terms of reading and writing. This class, guided by Melt Pilates and Yoga owner, personal trainer and yoga instructor Shannon Tampa, will focus on Abs, Biceps and Core. Support your child’s social emotional success by ensuring they stay healthy, challenged and engaged during this quality family time! This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). ABCs of Fitness 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.

Upcoming Events

November 11th:  Spirit Day -Wear red, white, and blue; 3rd & 4th Grade Veteran’s Day concert @ 7:00 p.m. at Addams Junior High

November 12th: PTA Meeting @ 6:00, SO Meeting @ 7:00

November 20th:  Report cards go live

November 27th-29th: No School