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Principal’s Message- December 6, 2019

Girl Holding New Dooley Shirt

Students and staff shared a peak moment today at our PBIS assembly.  Each student was gifted a t-shirt from our PTA.  There was excitement in the room when the entire school opened their packages together.  We are looking forward to coming together to show our school pride throughout the year by wearing our Dooley shirts.  A special thank you to Ms. Bowden and Mrs. Cichosz for their efforts in ordering, printing, and packaging the shirts for our students.  When caring for your child’s shirt, it can be washed in warm or cold water and dried on low heat.

Additionally, we would like to thank Ms. Harrigan and all of the volunteers that helped with our PTA Holiday Shop.  Students were excited to buy presents for their families.   We know that this is an event our students look forward to each year.  If you are interested in chairing the Holiday Shop next year, please contact the office.

Ms. Hernandez’ class created a Google Slides presentation to highlight their work for the week.  I especially enjoyed reading about their experiences with Project Based Learning.   Room 220 Highlight

Please see below for information about the 5Essentials Survey.  We are currently at a response rate of 12%.  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) math tests next week.  Please be sure that your child is well rested, has eaten breakfast and has a snack and lunch packed on their testing date.  Please see the schedule below for additional details.

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

Addams Junior High 6th Grade Parent Night:

Throughout the month of November, Mr. Musselman, the assistant principal at Jane Addams Junior High has visited the elementary feeder schools in preparation for next school year.  Sixth grade students received an overview of a typical day in junior high, learned about the different elective course options and extracurricular opportunities, and had an opportunity to have their questions answered.  Next year’s scheduling is around the corner, so be on the lookout for your child’s elective selection sheet. The elective course selection sheets are due back on December 13.  In addition to helping the students adjust, the junior highs are also offering a parent night to be held on Wednesday, December 11  from 6:00-7:00pm where you can come and learn about your child’s school for next year. For our Dual Language and Chinese Immersion families, there will be a presentation from 5:30-6:00pm that will provide specific information about the program your child is enrolled in.

Feed My Starving Children

A few weeks ago, we had an overwhelming turn out for the third and fourth grade family outing to Feed My Starving Children.  We have created another group visit for January 30, 2020 from 6:00-7:30.  This is open to all Dooley families. We anticipate the session will fill up quickly.

Weather Response

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

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 – December 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 December. Please note that child care is always available.

Mad Isn’t Bad – December 5

Anger can interfere with your child’s academic performance. Dr. Felix Casados, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will help you develop management skills, learn reduction techniques and rules for fair fighting. You will also learn strategies to reduce tension at home and at school and how to diffuse conflict and reduce anger expression in your children. This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the District 54 Early Learning Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, 520 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Adults only. Mad Isn’t Bad flyer

Family Caroling – December 10

Join other District 54 families in caroling around the Lakeview School neighborhood and enjoying hot chocolate afterward. This activity, led by Lakeview music teacher Kelsey Richardson, will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Lakeview, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Family Caroling flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events

December 9th, 10th:  MAP Testing

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

December 17th: EIM concert at Calvary Church @ 6:30

December 20th: Winter break begins after school

January 6th: School Resumes