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Principal’s Message- November 22, 2019

Students preparing food

Last night, many of our third and fourth grade families joined Dooley staff at Feed My Starving Children.  We packed 114 boxes that provided 24,625 meals.  This equals food for 68 children for an entire year!  The meals we packed are on their way to Haiti.  Ms. Komoda’s class shared a movie highlighting the FMSC event.  Room 221 Movie.

Additionally, we wrapped up our Pajama Drive today supporting families in our greater community through the Willow Creek Care Center.  We have collected over 140 pairs of pajamas!  It is beautiful to see the positive impact that our students are having on our community as we are working each day to make the world a better place and Be The Change!

As Thanksgiving approaches, we would like to express our gratitude to you for your support throughout the school year.  Thank you for packing lunches, attending school events, supporting academics at home, and so much more!

Please see below for information about the 5Essentials Survey.  We are currently at a response rate of 8%.  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.

MAP Testing

Students will be taking the winter Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test when we return from Thanksgiving break.  Please be sure that your child is well rested, has eaten breakfast and has a snack and lunch packed on their testing date.  Students will take the reading assessment on December 3rd or 4th.  Students will take the math assessment on December 9th or 10th.  Please see the schedule below for additional details.

Tuesday, December 3rd 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th grade reading
Wednesday, December 4th Kinder, 3rd, 4th grade reading
Monday, December 9th 1st, 2nd Gen Ed, 5th, 6th grade math
Tuesday, December 10th Kinder, 2nd DL, 3rd, 4th math


Dooley is excited to share that 24 student projects will be displayed at the Schaumburg Township Council Reflections Showcase.  Please see the flyer for information on the viewing.  STCReflectionsViewingFlyer2019-2020_Color.pdf

The PTA is hosting the holiday shop on Thursday, December 5th.  We are looking for help during the day for this event.  We are also looking for someone to chair this event next year, since this Ms. Harrigan’s last year.  If you are interested please e-mail Shannon at  If you interested in volunteering your time please use this link  Dear_Parents_Letter holiday shop 2019.pdf

Dooley’s Got Talent Participation form is Due TODAY, Fri. Nov. 22! Don’t forget to turn in! If you forgot, you can turn in the form on Monday but please email the pic of the filled out form to Jhina ( TODAY.  DGT

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)

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.

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 27th-29th: No School

Decmber 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th:  MAP Testing

December 5th:  PTA Holiday Shop

December 11th:  6th Grade Parent Nights at Junior Highs @ 6:00

December 17th: EIM Concert at Calvary Church

December 20th: Winter Break Begins After School

January 6th: School Resumes