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Principal’s Message- March 20, 2020

Kinder Shoe Designs We're all in this together
               Kindergartener’s first V-Learning assignment was digital shoe design, inspired by Pete the Cat’s New Shoes!

We’re all in this together.”  This message from author, Peter H. Reynolds, stuck with us today as we reflected on our first week of V-Learning.  We know that it is challenging for students, staff, and families not to be in school but by working together we have continued to be amazed with the learning, kindness, and collaboration that our Dooley community has shown.  Parents, thank you for working with us as we have embarked on this new journey.

Our highlight this week is Mrs. Stob’s 5th grade dual language class:

Stob's class's padlet

“Aside from continuing to work toward our academic goals, building relationships is still a top priority in Room 115. So, the students, principals, and teacher have been answering fun, thought-provoking Questions of the Day each morning via Padlet. This has been a great way for all of us to begin each day by learning more about each other while we are V-Learning at home!” –Room 115

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy spring break.  We will continue V-Learning on Monday, March 30th.

Stay Connected

We can stay connected while practicing safe social distancing on social media.  Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram:

@DooleySchool54

@HollySchlicher

@MsColleenConway

Many of our Dooley staff are posting fun challenges and activities on social media to help keep kids engaged and having fun!

PTA

Thank you for your patience with our hot lunches from PTA and SO.  Please stay tuned for options.

We have set up an email address so that people can scan their supporting documents (PTA card or proof of membership, copy of camp information, and the completed camp registration form) and email them in.  The address is:  STCPTAScholarship@nullgmail.com.

Registration

Registration for the 2020-21 school year will open on Monday, March 30 through the Infinite Campus Portal.  Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes.  If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 14 inviting you to create one.

As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee for 2020-21, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal.  If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2020-21 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.

Information about busing will be mailed the first week in June. Should you have any questions, please reach out. Thank you for your cooperation.