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Principal’s Message- January 24, 2020

A group of students who were all caught being kind smiling

Each Monday, we recognize students who are Caught Being Kind.  Students are recognized on morning announcements and receive an arrow that shares how they were kind.  The arrows are filling our hallways!  It is always exciting to talk with students about how they help make Dooley a positive place to work and learn.

Mrs. Bell’s first grade dual language classroom has shared some photos to highlight their week, including helping with the pledge of allegiance and working on their 21 day challenge.  We hope you enjoy this week’s Room 108 Highlights.

As a reminder, Wednesday, January 29th is a half-day for students.  Dismissal is at 11:40.  This is also a school spirit day.  Please remind your child to wear their blue Dooley t-shirt.

Volunteers Needed

Dooley School is seeking parent volunteers for the SD54 Multicultural Event coming up on March 7th. We are looking for volunteers to work the Japanese culture booth. If you are able to volunteer for a portion of the event, it would be appreciated. Please contact the main office for details.

Carnations for Koalas

Dooley Student Ambassadors selling Carnations for Koalas.  Carnations will be on sale January 30- February 4.  All proceeds will be donated to WIRES – Australian Rescue and Wildlife Organization.Carnations for Koalas.pdf

PTA

Hello Dooley Families! Every year, our PTA plans multiple fun school events.  These events have taken multiple forms over the years.  To help us better meet the needs of our Dooley families, we would like your feedback to help us plan our Spring events!  Please take the survey to share your preferences. PTA Survey

Feed My Starving Children

Dooley School will have created another family outing to Feed My Starving Children on January 30, 2020 from 6:00-7:30.  This is open to all Dooley families. Please see the link to sign up. https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=Z887V9

Weather Response:  As winter weather is in gear, please see the link for information about our SD54 Weather Response Plan.  https://sd54.org/resources/district-54-cold-weather-response-plan/.

New Kindergarten Registration

Registration for all new kindergarteners, for the 2020-2021 school year, will be on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00pm, at your neighborhood school. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

  1. Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration to begin your registration before February 5th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th.   Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.
  2. Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2015 (State of Illinois regulation).
  3. Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 5, 2020.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2020-2021, and reflect name and addresses within the school boundary.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

At least one of the following documents:

  • The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

And at least two of the following documents:

  • Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

If you have registration questions, please contact your neighborhood school.

Schaumburg Parent University – January 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. Please note that child care is always available.

Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30

According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. This presentation will help parents learn more about the dangers of vaping/e-cigarettes and how to detect if your children are using them. Our presenters will also discuss how to talk to your children about drug use and how to help them quit these addictive products. For parents and their children (ages preteen and older). Presented in English and Spanish by the Elk Grove Village Police Dept. and Kenneth Young Center. This event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Door C1). Vaping flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events

January 29th: School Spirit Day, wear Dooley T-Shirts, 11:50 dismissal, Teacher In-service

February 5th:  Kindergarten registration begins

February 13th:  11:50 dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences

February 14th:  No School, Parent Teacher Conferences

February 17th:  No School, President’s Day