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Principal’s Message- November 15, 2019

Students thanking veterans3rd 4th graders singing in Veterans Day Concert

We had an amazing start to our week with our Veterans Day Concert featuring our 3rd and 4th graders.  Students sang their hearts out and took time to thank our Veterans.  We are thankful to Mrs. Conrad, our music teacher, for all of her hard work preparing for this memorable night.  After the concert, we had the opportunity to see Lance Corporal Williamson reunited with his siblings Mia and Mikey.  It was a very special moment for all!  Please see the links below from WGN, NBC, and ABC for more on this story.

This week’s classroom highlight is from Ms. Giammarese’s classroom.  Students in room 226 created Google Slides presentation to share with you.  Room 226 Highlight

Please see below for information about the 5Essentials Survey.  We are currently at a response rate of 6%.  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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

PTA

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)

https://www.agpestores.com/CR%20Promotions/groups.php

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/.

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 spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events

November 20th:  Report cards go live

November 27th-29th: No School

Principal’s Message- November 8, 2019

Students at PBIS assembly high fiving and announcing

We started our morning off with an all school assembly to discuss working towards our SEL goals for the month of November.  At our assembly, we took time to acknowledge students who were Caught Being Kind this past month, share gratitudes and reflect on our October goal.

Home School Connection Japanese  Home School Connection English

Our pajama day launched our school wide PJ Drive.  Over the next two weeks, students will be collecting new pajamas in sizes 2-14 for the Willow Creek Care Center.  We had a guest from the WCCC join us at our assembly to talk about how they support the needs of our community.  Students spent time today writing bedtime poems to accompany pajama donations.  Please see the flyer for more information.

Flyer for Pajama Drive

This week’s classroom highlight is from Ms. Serna’s classroom.  Students in room 225 created a Prezi to share with you.https://prezi.com/view/YtvGJfjBIvfSMM7BYNyd/

Please see below for information about the 5Essentials Survey.  We are currently at a response rate of 2%.  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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

A Note from the Nurse

This is a reminder to periodically examine your child’s head for lice. It is especially important to look behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, for crawling lice and nits.  While the transmission of lice in school is not likely, it is good to get in the habit of checking your child’s head regularly. Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have questions about how to make this practice part of your routine at home.

PTA

Meeting: Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12th @ 6:00

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)

https://www.agpestores.com/CR%20Promotions/groups.php

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Meeting:  Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12th @ 7:00

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/.

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.

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Child Behavior Flyer

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 spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events

November 11th:  Spirit Day -Wear red, white, and blue; 3rd & 4th Grade Veteran’s Day concert @ 7:00 p.m. at Addams Junior High

November 12th: PTA Meeting @ 6:00, SO Meeting @ 7:00

November 20th:  Report cards go live

November 27th-29th: No School

 

 

Principal’s Message- November 1, 2019

A collage of photos from the Halloween parade and parties

Our Halloween parties were a hit! Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped plan many great activities. We are certain that many great memories were made on our snow filled Halloween.

This week’s classroom highlight is from Mrs. Walz’ classroom.  Students in room 223 created a Google Slides presentation to share with you.  We enjoyed reading about their science and SEL lessons this week!  Room 223 Highlights

Please see below for information about the 5Essentials Survey.  We are currently at a response rate of 1%.  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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

PTA

Help Needed:  PTA is looking for a volunteer to chair the STC auction baskets. The volunteer’s responsibility is getting local donations and using some PTA funds to build a few auction baskets for the STC dinner and auction in March. There is representative meeting on November 6th at 6:30pm at Eisenhower to get all the information needed.

Meeting: Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12th @ 6:00

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Meeting:  Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 12th @ 7:00

AAPPL Assessment

District 54 will be administering the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) to all students in grades three through eight enrolled in the Dual Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Immersion programs this fall, between October 28 and November 8.  AAPPL assesses reading, writing, speaking and listening proficiency through an online interactive format.  Parents and students will receive a report after the testing window displaying the student’s benchmark level in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2019 report card information posted on the state’s website at illinoisreportcard.com and on the District 54 website at sd54.org/schoolreportcards.

The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment and financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 6 through 8, certified staff and parents last year. If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-6250.

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/.

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.

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

  • Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Child Behavior Flyer

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 spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events

November 8th:  End of first trimester

November 11th:  3rd & 4th Grade Veteran’s Day concert @ 7:00 p.m. at Addams Junior High

November 12th: PTA Meeting @ 6:00, SO Meeting @ 7:00

November 20th:  Report cards go live for viewing

November 27th-29th: No School

Halloween and Club Information for October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!  Due to the weather, we will be having our parade indoors today. The parade will begin at 1:15. We will ask that any parent that would like to watch, please sign in at the main office between 1:00 and 1:15.  Please note, that we will be asking parents/guardians to stand in the gym.  We will create a path for students to walk through.  We will not have any chairs set up, it will be standing room only.  Thank you for being so flexible with this crazy Halloween weather!

Please remember that only the scheduled PTA room reps are able to attend the classroom parties after the parade.  Parents who are not scheduled to volunteer will not be permitted in the classrooms or halls. 

Please note that there are no after school clubs or activities today.  We hope everyone stays warm during trick-or-treating today!

 

Principal’s Message- October 25, 2019

Photos of kids with their dads at Donuts with Dads

It has been a fun week at Dooley.  On Wednesday, Mr. Pappas, held our annual Turkey Trot benefitting the SD54 Food Pantry.  Thank you for bringing in non-perishable items.  We had perfect weather for this event!

We had a great turn out for our annual Donuts with Dads event this morning.  We could not have done this event without the help of our PTA planners, Ms. Martinez and Mr. Windsor, and all of our many volunteers who set up, brought supplies, passed out donuts, and cleaned up.

This week’s classroom highlight is from Ms. Mui’s classroom.  Students in room 224 created a Google Slides presentation to share with you.  I especially enjoyed reading about students coding in library and writing about what makes them happy.  Room 224 Highlight

We look forward to seeing many of you during our Halloween Parade on Thursday.  Please see below for important details.

Save the Water!

Ms. Frieder’s class had a Save Water PSA Competition for science class.  The classroom voted on their favorite and Taibah’s was the winner.  Please see her public service announcement below!

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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

PTA

Classroom Parties:

PTA is requesting $8.00 per child to assist in class party supplies.  If you have not yet sent money in for your child, please do so.  Our first classroom party will be on Halloween.

AAPPL Assessment

District 54 will be administering the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) to all students in grades three through eight enrolled in the Dual Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Immersion programs this fall, between October 28 and November 8.  AAPPL assesses reading, writing, speaking and listening proficiency through an online interactive format.  Parents and students will receive a report after the testing window displaying the student’s benchmark level in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Halloween

Dooley’s Halloween celebration will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, October 31st.  Students must bring their costumes to school on that day.  Please make certain that students are able to change into their costumes by themselves within a reasonably short time.

We will have a costume parade that begins at 1:15 p.m.  If weather permits, our parade will be outside.  We will parade outside of the building exiting the front doors, down Norwood Street to Bradford and back to the school.  Parents are welcome to watch our parade from the designated area outside the front of the school OR line up along Norwood Street.  Our staff and students enjoy spectators along the route.  In case of inclement weather, parents are invited to watch the parade in the gym at 1:15 p.m.

Halloween is a fun and special time of year for many children.  In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, please keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Costumes may not be worn to school
  • Weapons and ‘look alike’ weapons are prohibited
  • Refrain from costumes that depict violence (no fake blood or gore, please)
  • No excessive make up should be worn to school
  • Do not bring hair coloring sprays to school
  • Be certain your child can see through his/her mask

A party arranged by the PTA Halloween party planners and helpers will take place following the parade in classrooms.  Only party planners and party helpers who are assigned to support in classrooms will be allowed in the building during parties.

Dismissal for Thursday, October 31st will be at the regular time (3:00 p.m.).  Students will not be expected to change clothes prior to their departure.  We appreciate your support in following these guidelines so Halloween is enjoyable for all.

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.

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

  • Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Child Behavior Flyer

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 spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 1st: Picture Retake Day

November 11th:  3rd & 4th Grade Veteran’s Day concert @ 7:00

Help Needed for Donuts with Dads!

From the Dooley PTA:

Donuts with Dads is approaching this Friday, October 25th.  We are in need of volunteers to help with the following:

-Help with parking

-Distributing donuts

-Distributing juice/milk/coffee

-Welcoming guests

-Clean up

If you are able to volunteer your time, please email Mr. Windsor or Ms. Martinez.  As a reminder, this event will be from 7:45 a.m.- 8:25 a.m.

 

 

Principal’s Message- October 21, 2019

Student standing like the i in the word Kind on the wall

We hope to see many of you at tonight’s PTA Fun Fair.  Thank you to Ms. Harrigan and all of our volunteers for making this event possible.  It is sure to be a fun night!Fun Fair.jpg

This Week’s Feature Classroom is Mrs. Tanaka’s 4th grade dual language classroom.  Students created a Google Slides presentation to share some of the things they are proud of this week.  Room 222 Highlight

PTA

Dooley’s Scholastic Book Fair was a success!

Families spent over $5000 to purchase books for their children at last week’s book fair!  Those sales generated over $1000 in cash for the PTA to spend on events and activities in addition to over $800 in books purchased for Dooley’s Library and 13 books purchased for the Birthday Book Club!  Thank you for your support of reading!

Classroom Parties:

PTA is requesting $8.00 per child to assist in class party supplies.  If you have not yet sent money in for your child, please do so.  Our first classroom party will be on Halloween!

Yearbook needs photographers:

Dooley’s yearbook needs you!  If you enjoy taking pictures, please sign up in the link below to cover an event.  There are evening events, morning events, school hours events and more. https://signup.com/go/eBuatxT

It’s not too late to be included in the Dooley directory:

Go to the link below and fill out the form to be included in this year’s school directory. https://forms.gle/ZS1iqizzSfEPCvpC7

AAPPL Assessment

District 54 will be administering the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) to all students in grades three through eight enrolled in the Dual Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Immersion programs this fall, between October 28 and November 8.  AAPPL assesses reading, writing, speaking and listening proficiency through an online interactive format.  Parents and students will receive a report after the testing window displaying the student’s benchmark level in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Halloween

Dooley’s Halloween celebration will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, October 31st.  Students must bring their costumes to school on that day.  Please make certain that students are able to change into their costumes by themselves within a reasonably short time.

We will have a costume parade that begins at 1:15 p.m.  If weather permits, our parade will be outside.  We will parade outside of the building exiting the front doors, down Norwood Street to Bradford and back to the school.  Parents are welcome to watch our parade from the designated area outside the front of the school OR line up along Norwood Street.  Our staff and students enjoy spectators along the route.  In case of inclement weather, parents are invited to watch the parade in the gym at 1:15 p.m.

Halloween is a fun and special time of year for many children.  In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, please keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Costumes may not be worn to school
  • Weapons and ‘look alike’ weapons are prohibited
  • Refrain from costumes that depict violence (no fake blood or gore, please)
  • No excessive make up should be worn to school
  • Do not bring hair coloring sprays to school
  • Be certain your child can see through his/her mask

A party arranged by the PTA Halloween party planners and helpers will take place following the parade in classrooms.  Only party planners and party helpers who are assigned to support in classrooms will be allowed in the building during parties.

Dismissal for Thursday, October 31st will be at the regular time (3:00 p.m.).  Students will not be expected to change clothes prior to their departure.  We appreciate your support in following these guidelines so Halloween is enjoyable for all.

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

Escape Room Family Math Night – Oct. 23

Locked boxes and puzzles to solve. Unlock the fun as you put your family’s numeracy skills to the test. Can you escape these math rooms? Come for a fun and educational experience of problem solving, creative and logical thinking and collaboration. Practice important mathematical skills and language through games and puzzles. Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome. This workshop will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

Stress Management for Anxious Children – Oct. 24

When children are anxious, their parents can become anxious as well. Join Dr. McGrath, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the Center for Anxiety and OCD at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, as he talks about how to work with your anxious child so that they learn to face their fears. Learn to allow them to feel anxious without rescuing them from the experience. (Before the presentation, the PTA Council will have a short meeting to adopt its audit report and approve its budget for the year.) This workshop will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Stress Management Flyer

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 18th:  PTA Fall Fun Fair 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fun Fair.jpg

Wednesday, October 23rd:  Turkey Trot @ 4:00 p.m. Dooley Turkey Trot.docx

Friday, October 25th: Donuts with Dads @ 7:45 a.m.

November 11th:  3rd & 4th Grade Veteran’s Day concert @ 7:00 p.m. at Addams Junior High

PTA Fun Fair- Help Needed!

From the Dooley PTA:

We are a couple of days away from the Fun Fair and many exciting activities are planned.  Unfortunately, we may not be able to have all of them if we cannot get more volunteers.  If you or another family member can take one hour of your time and help run a game or watch an area we would really appreciate it.  Please click the link to help https://signup.com/go/pJXJCGc

If you have questions please e-mail Shannon at sharrigan1979@nullgmail.com

Fun Fair poster with activities listed

 

Principal’s Message- October 11, 2019

We enjoyed seeing families at conferences this week.  Thank you for your continuous support.  We appreciate our partnership with each of you!  We would also like to thank our PTA volunteers, Mrs. Carlis and Mrs. Schuetze, who organized and ran the book fair.  This is something our students always look forward to.

Dooley students reached their September PBIS goal, focused on being fair and honest.  Students celebrated by working collaboratively with their classmates to decorate pumpkins.  We hope you had a chance to visit our pumpkins on parade in the gym during conferences.   If not, we will have them displayed outside our main entrance next week.  It was fun to see all of the creativity in pumpkin designs.  We especially liked seeing how students chose to have their pumpkins represent our cultures, kindness, and school theme, Be the Change:

pumpkins decorated by classes

This Week’s Feature Classroom is Mrs. Vandebogart’s room 118.  Students created a Google Slides presentation to share some of the things they are proud of this week.  Room 118 Highlight.

PTA

Please mark your calendars for our first meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. During this meeting, you can learn more about PTA sponsored events, sign up to volunteer, and much more.

Yearbook needs photographers:

Dooley’s yearbook needs you!  If you enjoy taking pictures, please sign up in the link below to cover an event.  There are evening events, morning events, school hours events and more. https://signup.com/go/eBuatxT

It’s not too late to be included in the Dooley directory:

Go to the link below and fill out the form to be included in this year’s school directory. https://forms.gle/ZS1iqizzSfEPCvpC7

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Our next SO meeting will be on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Dooley School

Vision and Hearing

Vision and hearing screening will be taking place at Dooley on October 18th.

Students in grades 2, 4, 6 and special education students will have vision screening and students in K, 1, 2, 3 and special education students will have hearing screening. It is important to note that vision screening at school is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by a doctor. Children who wear glasses and/or under the care of an eye doctor do not receive vision screening at school. Please feel free to contact the school nurse anytime during the school year for a vision or hearing screening if you have a concern.

Halloween

Dooley’s Halloween celebration will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, October 31st.  Students must bring their costumes to school on that day.  Please make certain that students are able to change into their costumes by themselves within a reasonably short time.

We will have a costume parade that begins at 1:15 p.m.  If weather permits, our parade will be outside.  We will parade outside of the building exiting the front doors, down Norwood Street to Bradford and back to the school.  Parents are welcome to watch our parade from the designated area outside the front of the school OR line up along Norwood Street.  Our staff and students enjoy spectators along the route.  In case of inclement weather, parents are invited to watch the parade in the gym at 1:15 p.m.

Halloween is a fun and special time of year for many children.  In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, please keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Costumes may not be worn to school
  • Weapons and ‘look alike’ weapons are prohibited
  • Refrain from costumes that depict violence (no fake blood or gore, please)
  • No excessive make up should be worn to school
  • Do not bring hair coloring sprays to school
  • Be certain your child can see through his/her mask

A party arranged by the PTA Halloween party planners and helpers will take place following the parade in classrooms.  Only party planners and party helpers who are assigned to support in classrooms will be allowed in the building during parties.

Dismissal for Thursday, October 31st will be at the regular time (3:00 p.m.).  Students will not be expected to change clothes prior to their departure.  We appreciate your support in following these guidelines so Halloween is enjoyable for all.

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 14th:  No School, Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 15th: PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m., SO meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 18th:  PTA Fall Fun Fair 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fun Fair.jpg

Wednesday, October 23rd:  Turkey Trot @ 4:00 p.m. Dooley Turkey Trot.docx

Friday, October 25th: Donuts with Dads @ 7:45 a.m.

November 11th:  3rd & 4th Grade Veteran’s Day concert @ 7:00 p.m. at Addams Junior High

Principal’s Message- October 4, 2019

Photos of our walk and our collection for Anderson Animal Shelter

What a celebration it was to see so many families out for our Anderson’s Animal Walk-A-Thon on Tuesday!  We are so thankful for all of the donations that have come in so far.  We will continue to collect thru October 17th!

This Week’s Feature Classroom is Mrs. Stob’s room 115!  Please see the highlight these students wrote about their week:

One highlight from our week was combining classes for an empathy presentation. We learned how to stop and think about how others feel. And we learned about our peers. Last, we learned how to show empathy towards others. The best part was learning about how others feel and that we all can feel differently about the same things!

Another highlight from our week was the crazy card challenge. We did this during P.E. We took one card and we had to do the activity that was on the card. One of us had to do a pencil roll exercise for two laps across the gym. Eight of us had to play duck, duck, goose! Some of us had to high five another person one hundred times! The best part was that we got to make cards for others to choose!

Students in Mrs. Stob's class smiling

We are looking forward to seeing families at conferences on Thursday and Friday.  As a reminder, Thursday, October 10th is a half-day for students.  Dismissal is at 11:40.

PTA

Please mark your calendars for our first meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. During this meeting, you can learn more about PTA sponsored events, sign up to volunteer, and much more.

Yearbook needs photographers!!

Dooley’s yearbook needs you!  If you enjoy taking pictures, please sign up in the link below to cover an event.  There are evening events, morning events, school hours events and more.

https://signup.com/go/eBuatxT

It’s not too late to be included in the Dooley directory!

Go to the link below and fill out the form to be included in this year’s school directory.

https://forms.gle/ZS1iqizzSfEPCvpC7

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Our next SO meeting will be on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Dooley School

Safety for drop off and pick up

As the weather gets colder, our drop and go will get busier.  Please be sure to use your turn signals and remember only to let students off in the designated area (parking lot entrance).

Dooley 4 Anderson

Dooley School wants to make a positive impact in our world by collecting for Anderson Animal Shelter in Bloomingdale from Oct. 1st – Oct. 17th.  “Be the Change” by dropping off any of these new/unused items by the front office:

*Cat and Dog Wet Food (Any Brand, Any Formulas)

*Cat Litter (Non-Clumping)

*Feather Cat Toys

*Kitten Feeding Bottles

*Stuffing-less Plush Dog Toys

*Kongs

*Treats (soft or moist only)

*Nylon Dog Leashes with Swivel Clip

*Paper Towels

*Stainless Steel No-Tip Pet Food Bowls

When shopping for donations, please feel free to share on Instagram and/or Twitter, tagging @dooleyschool54 and use #bethechange and #dooley4anderson.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 10th: Parent Teacher Conferences and PTA Book Fair

Friday, October 11th: Parent Teacher Conferences and PTA Book Fair

Monday, October 14th: No School, Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 15th: PTA meeting @ 6:00, SO meeting @ 7:00

Friday, October 18th:  PTA Fall Fun Fair

Wednesday, October 23rd:  Turkey Trot

November 11th:  3rd & 4th Grade Veteran’s Day concert