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Principal’s Message- March 22, 2019

Today we enjoyed listening to the beautiful music performed by the Chicago Koto Group featuring Japanese harps. Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring this assembly.

Chicago Koto Group featuring Japanese harps

This weekend, our Happiness Calendar encourages families to line dance together!  There is a special tutorial video showcasing our talented Mr. Mennella and Mrs. Conrad.  Please click here for the video: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkIMKoc_S4kudj0uqENqZBA  We encourage you to post pictures on social media and tag @DooleySchool54 and #54Happiness.

Spring break begins at the end of the day today.  Students will return on Monday, April 1st.  Please note that there is no school on Tuesday, April 2nd.  Have a wonderful break!

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration. Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure.

PTA

Applications are available for the Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s 2019 Elementary Summer Scholarships.  PTA Scholarship Packet.pdf

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information.

English application

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music.  If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.  District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

Registration for the 2019/2020

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you should have received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Principal’s Message- March 15, 2019

Thank you to all of our students who participated in Dooley’s Science Fair and to the many parent volunteers who made this event so successful.  It was so fun to see the collaboration and creativity in student projects.

Today we took time to say thank you to all of the staff and volunteers that make District 54 an incredible place to work, learn, and have fun!  Students in Mrs. Abe and Ms. Meservey’s math classes created a scaled drawing to map out a human 54. #Weare54

Students and staff standing in the shape of 54

As we continue our Happiness Month at Dooley, the theme of next week will be Peak Moment of the Week.  Each day, we hope to create memorable moments for our students.  Be sure to connect with your child at home and ask them about their Peak Moment each day.

As a reminder, we will continue collecting change for UPS for Downs through Thursday, March 21st.  We will conclude the collection with Crazy Sock Day on Thursday for Down Syndrome Awareness.  This week, students wrote letters and made cards for children with Down Syndrome, which will be delivered with the final collection.

This weekend, our Happiness Calendar encourages families to draw together.  Mrs. Thomas, our talented art teacher, has created a How to Draw an Orange Frog tutorial video for us:   http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkIMKoc_S4kudj0uqENqZBA Have fun drawing! Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s mystery reader!  We encourage you to post pictures on social media and tag @DooleySchool54 and #54Happiness.

5th and 5th Grade Band Concert

This year’s band concert will be on Tuesday March 19th: 5th & 6th Grade band concert at Addams at 7pm.

A Note from our Nurse:  Staying Healthy

As a reminder, please keep your child home if they have a fever.  Students should be fever free and vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Registration for the 2019/2020

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you should have received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.  Dooley School will have two groups performing!

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16th!

Principal’s Message- March 8, 2019

Thank you to the many families who volunteered and attended our Japanese Cultural Night last week.  It was great to see our students and families celebrating the Japanese culture together through origami, karate, calligraphy, and so much more.  It was a fun evening for all!

Today at our PBIS assembly, we discussed our Social Emotional Learning theme of Conflict Resolution. Our SEL lessons will be focused on this topic in the coming weeks.  For ideas on how you can reinforce this theme at home, please see this month’s Home School Connection Conflict Resolution English.pdf Conflict Resolution Japanese.pdf

As we continue our Happiness Month at Dooley.  We will focus on the concept of ‘Pay it Forward’ next week, doing kind things that positively impact the lives of others.  As a school, we will begin collecting change donations to support the organization UPS for DownS: United Parent Support for Down Syndrome.  This organization provides opportunities for individuals with Down Syndrome.  Students are invited to bring in any change they wish to donate through March 21st.

This weekend, our Happiness Calendar encourages families to play a game together and perform a kind act.  Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s mystery reader:   http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkIMKoc_S4kudj0uqENqZBA We encourage you to post pictures on social media and tag @DooleySchool54 and #54Happiness.

Dooley Science Fair: Thursday, March 14th

All participating students may bring their science project to school and set-up in the gym between 8:20am and 8:40am.  Students must be in their homeroom before the morning bell.  Students will be called down during the school day to present and be judged.  Remember to bring your completed packet.  Students do NOT need to duplicate their experiment for the judge.  Any items that can spill or break should be sealed tightly or consider leaving at home.  Pictures on the board are great!  Families are invited to return in the evening, from 6pm to 7pm, to view the projects and for the award presentation.  Students may take home their project after the evening presentation.

PTA and Schaumburg Oyanokai

PTA will be meeting on Monday, March 11th at 12:30 p.m.  Schaumburg Oyanokai will be meeting on Monday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m.  We hope you can join us!

Registration for the 2019/2020

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you should have received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16th!

5 Essentials 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 now be available online through March 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Principal’s Message- March 1, 2019

Today our students spent time writing positive messages outside our building as a kick off to our Happiness Month.  We have many things planned for our students, staff, and families to engage in this month.  Please be sure to look at your child’s March calendar to see how you can participate at home.

Tomorrow is Read Across America Day and on our Happiness Calendar, we are encouraging families to read a book together.  If you can’t find a book at home, we hope you enjoy listening to our first Mystery Reader for the month and enjoy the book We’re All Wonder by R.J. Palacio and the important message it sends about kindness.   http://youtu.be/Y4HgMIzc3so

We hope to see many of you at tonight’s Japanese Culture Night from 7:00-9:00!

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Please join us for Japanese Culture Night.  This event will be held at Dooley on Friday, March 1st from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Some of the things to look forward to include: karate lessons, tea ceremony, Kato Railroad models, Kakigori, games, Japanese food, and so much more!  There is no charge for admission to this event.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16th!

Open Enrollment

Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting our next tour at Dooley for prospective families on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in district 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials 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 now be available online through March 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges – March 6

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Reitz will discuss how you, as a parent, can help your children develop skills that will allow them to better regulate their emotions. Learn how to teach your child coping tools and healthier options to use when they become distressed. She will also address how parenting plays a role in tantrums and ways to adjust some of your parenting techniques. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges flyer

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

 

Earth Day T-shirt Order Forms Due Tomorrow, 2/27/2019

Orders are due tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27, 2019!

Earth Day T-shirt Order Form

We are selling t-shirts to wear on special days, including Earth Day, to show school spirit and to celebrate the importance of taking care of the earth. This year, we are offering a Navy t-shirt with a design that has a painted look of a beautiful mountain scene on the side of an elephant.

If you would like to order a t-shirt for you and/or your child(ren), please fill out the above order form and return the form and $11.00 per t-shirt, for sizes Child Small-Adult XL, to Dooley’s Library by Wednesday, February 27th.  See form for exact prices of larger sizes and other important information. You can pay in cash or by check. Please make checks payable to Dooley School. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Velasco at KellyVelasco@nullsd54.org

photo of Earth Day T-shirt

Principal’s Message- February 22, 2019

This week we enjoyed seeing Dooley students showcase their talents at the Dooley’s Got Talent show.  There was incredible dancing, singing, tumbling, and so much more.  We are so proud of all our students’ unique abilities.

Yesterday evening, our Board of Education recognized Dooley 3rd grader, William, for his recent musical accomplishments.  We are so proud of him!  Please see the District 54 Visions Newsletter for more details.

If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.  Thank you to all of the parents who have participated in this survey!

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Please join us for Japanese Culture Night.  This event will be held at Dooley on Friday, March 1st from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Some of the things to look forward to include: karate lessons, tea ceremony, Kato Railroad models, Kakigori, games, Japanese food, and so much more!  There is no charge for admission to this event.

Open Enrollment

Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting our next tour at Dooley for prospective families on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in district 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials 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 now be available online through March 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

English Learner (EL) Kindergarten Information Night

If your child is entering kindergarten and you speak another language at home, we would like to invite you to attend the EL Kindergarten Information Night, Tuesday, February 26th.  The program will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road.  Childcare is available for ages 3 and up.

During the evening, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the programs for English Learner Kindergarten students, Dual Language Programs in District 54 and the language assessment process.   If you, or someone you know, will have a student attending Kindergarten in September, we hope that you will join us for this informative night.

Principal’s Message- February 15, 2019

Thank you for joining us at conferences these past two days. It was great to see our students lead out conversations with their families about their progress and goals thus far. We couldn’t be more appreciative of the support that you provide and the quality of our school and family relationships. We enjoyed capturing photos of families together, showcasing artwork and musical compositions, and seeing families participating in the PTA sponsored Book Fair.

Dooley parents, we hope you can help:  If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, February 18th due to the President’s Day Holiday.  We hope you enjoy the long weekend.

Notes from the Nurse

Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentist:  The Smile Illinois program will again be providing exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment and sealants to eligible students. This is an optional program offered to students at any grade level on Thursday, March 21st.    The site is Campanelli School,  310 so Springinsguth Rd.   Parents must provide student transportation. Please contact the School Nurse, Mrs Johnson at 847-357-6260 with any questions.

PTA Hot Lunches are Rescheduled

Due to last week’s cold days, our PTA has rescheduled two lunches.  The new dates will be:

  • Pizza Lunch on May 30, 2019  (originally scheduled for January 31st)
  • Fun Lunch on May 31, 2019  (originally scheduled for February 1st)

Open Enrollment

Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting our second tour at Dooley for prospective families on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in district 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials 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 February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

 

Earth Day T-shirts on Sale Now!

Earth Day T-shirt Order Form

We are selling t-shirts to wear on special days, including Earth Day, to show school spirit and to celebrate the importance of taking care of the earth. This year, we are offering a Navy t-shirt with a design that has a painted look of a beautiful mountain scene on the side of an elephant.

If you would like to order a t-shirt for you and/or your child(ren), please fill out the above order form and return the form and $11.00 per t-shirt, for sizes Child Small-Adult XL, to Dooley’s Library by Wednesday, February 27th.  See form for exact prices of larger sizes and other important information. You can pay in cash or by check. Please make checks payable to Dooley School. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Velasco at KellyVelasco@nullsd54.org

 

photo of Earth Day T-shirt

 

Principal’s Message- February 8, 2019

It was great to be in school for a full 5 days this week. Students have been working hard to prepare for student led conferences, which will be held on Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th. In addition to sharing academic celebrations and goals, Dooley students will be discussing goals for their social and emotional learning. Each class has spent time reflecting on the SEL themes that have been introduced this year and making commitments for the remaining months of school.

A student's District 54 Student Promise handwritten

If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

PTA Hot Lunches are Rescheduled

Due to last week’s cold days, our PTA has rescheduled two lunches.  The new dates will be:

  • Pizza Lunch on May 30, 2019  (originally scheduled for January 31st)
  • Fun Lunch on May 31, 2019  (originally scheduled for February 1st)

PTA and Schaumburg Oyanokai

Our next PTA meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th at 12:30 p.m.  Schaumbug Oyanokai will be meeting on Monday, February 11th at 8:00 PM

Open Enrollment

Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting two tours at Dooley for prospective families; Wednesday, February 13 from 9:00-11:00AM and Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in district 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials 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 February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

 

Principal’s Message- February 1, 2019

Well the weather this week certainly was something that we will remember for a long time.  We hope that despite the cold you enjoyed some time as a family perhaps reading, playing games, or baking.  We are looking forward to hearing all about this week’s adventures when our students return on Monday.

If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

Hot Lunch Rescheduled

The January 28 Obento lunch has been rescheduled to February 5. No refund option is provided for this reschedule. All the orders are carried over to February 5.  Schaumburg Oyanokai apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you always for supporting Schaumburg Oyanokai.

Yearbook Orders

If you are interested in ordering a yearbook please see the attached flier for pricing.  There is a discount for orders placed by Monday, February 4.  Yearbook2018-19Reminder.pdf

Open Enrollment Fair Cancelled

The Open Enrollment Fair scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled due to the weather.  Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting two tours at Dooley for prospective families; Wednesday, February 13 from 9:00-11:00AM and Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in District 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials 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 February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., will talk through the seven themes of his stress management workbook. Learn how to recognize and challenge your thinking errors as well as learn about the Safety Seeking Behaviors that you often find yourself doing that keep you stuck in stress, even if you feel good doing those behaviors. Adults only.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

New Kindergarten Registration

Registration for all new kindergarteners, for the 2019-2020 school year, will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00 pm, at your neighborhood school. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

  • Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration  to begin your registration before February 6th.  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.

  • 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, 2014 (State of Illinois regulation).

Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 6, 2019.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2019-2020, and reflect name and addresses within the boundaries of District 54.  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 us at 847-357-6250.