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Principal’s Message- April 23, 2018

It is so nice to see the sun shining today!  We are hoping spring is finally on its way and we can begin to enjoy activities outdoors.

Today the Schaumburg Police came and practiced with us a Hard Lock Down.  Our staff and students did great.  The students understood we were only running a drill today.

Field Day

Field Day is coming up and we need many volunteers to make it a success.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 24th.  Mr. Mennella will be sending out a request for volunteers soon.

MAP Testing

Our final round of MAP testing will begin the week of May 7th.  A more detailed testing calendar will be sent once we get closer to the date.

Schaumburg Parent University – Upcoming 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.

  • Summer Camp Expo – May 1
    This event is for parents and students, but childcare is also available. Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available in Schaumburg Township and the surrounding area. Programs and agencies attending the expo will be listed at http://sd54.org/spu. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 1 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Spring into Summer with Nature Crafts – May 16
    Come join us for a night of nature inspired crafts. We will be painting birdhouses and making birdseed balls. You will also have an opportunity to paint flower pots and plant your own flower. All supplies will be provided. The birdhouse, birdseed ball and flower pot will be all yours to take home at the end of the evening. Recommended for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Peanut butter will be used during the crafts.  This event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on May 16 at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. There is a limit of 50 people potting. There is a fee of $5 per pot. Please RSVP to let us know how many pots your family wants to paint.

To register, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring childcare and the name of your child’s school. If you represent an agency in the area and would like to reserve a booth at the Summer Camp Expo, please contact Meagan Kasper at (847) 357-5027 or meagankasper@nullsd54.org.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 4/24 – Japanese Bread (pre-paid)
  • 4/26 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 4/27 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 4/30 – Gabutto Burger (pre-paid)
  • 5/1 – Treat Day
  • 5/2 – Student Dismissal at 11:40 (Teacher in-service in the pm)
  • 5/2 – Kindergarten Concert – 6:00pm
  • 5/3 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 5/3 – Kindergarten Round Up – Incoming Kindergartners and Parents only, 9:00AM
  • 5/3 – School Board Meeting at Rafferty Center, 7:00pm
  • 5/4 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 5/7 – Obento Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 5/8 – Japanese Bread (pre-paid)
  • 5/8 – Staff Appreciation Day!!!
  • 5/9 – PTA Scholarship Dinner
  • 5/10 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 5/10 – District 54 Retirement Dinner
  • 5/11 – PTA Muffins for Moms, 7:45am in the gym

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students.

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.

More information will be available at the enrollment meetings. Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend:

Mead Junior High – Monday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Addams Junior High – Tuesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Frost Junior High – Wednesday, May 2 (7:00 pm)

Keller Junior High – Wednesday, May 2 (7:00 pm)

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.

Principal’s Message about PARCC Testing- April 6, 2018

The testing window for the 2018 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will be from April 2-20 for junior high students and April 9-20 for elementary students in District 54. Most students at our school will test from April 9 to April 17.  Students in grades 3-8 will participate in the English/language arts and the math assessments with most students in grades 7-8 taking the test online and most students in grades 3-6 taking the test through the paper-pencil version. This is the fourth year Illinois and District 54 have participated in the PARCC assessment. Since 2016, the exam has a simpler and shorter format to improve the testing process.

Our students in grades 5 and 8 will participate in the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA).  This exam consists of one online test which takes approximately one hour.  The assessment is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014. Most of our students will test on April 18.

This year’s results will allow you to see how your children are growing in their knowledge and understanding of the state’s learning standards. These assessments are simply one measure of academic progress that will provide us a sense of where we are succeeding and where we must improve.

You can help your children do their best on the test by

  1. making sure, if possible, that your children attend school on the day of testing;
  2. ensuring your children get a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
  3. providing breakfast on the mornings of testing;
  4. reminding your children to ask the teacher questions if they don’t understand the test directions;
  5. letting your children know that you have confidence in their abilities; and
  6. advising your children not to worry about the test, and to simply do their best.

Please contact me directly if you want additional information or have further questions about these tests.

We look forward to sharing the results with you once they are received later this year.

Principal’s Message- April 4, 2018

Welcome back from spring break!  We hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends.  The students are back into the swing of school.  They all have reconnected with their friends, teachers and are focused on the tasks.  It is great to see everyone back!

PARCC Testing

The PARCC assessment is coming up starting April 9th. We are excited to see our students’ efforts as they apply all of their hard work by doing their best on this upcoming assessment.  The PARCC assessment schedule for Dooley is as follows:

  • Monday, April 9 – English Language Arts Unit 1 (Grades 3-6)
  • Tuesday, April 10 – English Language Arts Unit 2 (Grades 3-6)
  • Wednesday, April 11 – English Language Arts Unit 3 (Grades 3-6)
  • Thursday, April 12 – Mathematics Unit 1 (Grades 3-6)
  • Friday, April13 – Mathematics Unit 2 (Grades 3-6)
  • Monday, April 16 – Mathematics Unit 3 (Grades 3-6)
  • Tuesday, April 17 – Mathematics Unit 4 (Grades 3-5)
  • Wednesday, April 18 – Illinois Science Assessment (Grade 5)

All students will be taking their PARCC tests in the morning. You can help your child do his/her best on the test by:

  • making sure, if possible, that your child attends school on the days of testing;
  • making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
  • providing a nutritional breakfast on the mornings of testing;
  • reminding your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the test direction;
  • letting your child know that you are confident in his/her ability to do his/her best;
  • advising your child not to worry about the test – just to do the best he/she can.

PTA Summer Camp Scholarships

Dooley PTA has just learned that the student scholarship applications for summer camps are DUE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH!

Dooley PTA apologizes for the very short notice to parents but due to a clerical error, PTA has just learned the Scholarship Applications are due this Friday.

Please go to Schaumburg School District 54 web-site, PTA.sd54.org for the application form and further instructions. The completed application form MUST be in the school office no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, April 6th.

If you have any questions, please contact PTA President Liz Spandiary thomasdooleypta@nullgmail.com or Andrea Ciavarella avcandrea@nullcomcast.net .

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures will be on Friday, April 6.  This year, we will not be able to pull family and friends together during the school day to take the picture.  All pictures will be taken on an individual basis per classroom.

District 54 School Safety Presentation – April 23

District 54 invites all parents to attend a presentation on crisis prevention and response at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. The safety of our students and employees is the top priority in District 54. District administrators will discuss safety measures in our schools, including how the district works in close partnership with our local police and fire departments on crisis prevention and response. The district will also discuss supports that are in place for students who are struggling socially or emotionally.

Science Fair Information – Wed April 11th

All Science Fair Participants can arrive at 8:00 am to set-up their project in the gym.  All project set-up must be complete by 8:40 am at which time students should report to their homeroom for attendance and announcements.  Students will be called down to the gym during the day when it is time to be judged.  Families are invited to return in the evening at 6:00 pm to view all of the projects.  Awards will begin at 6:15pm.

Schaumburg Parent University – Upcoming 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.

  • Navigating ADHD: Training and Support for Parents – April 11This event is for adults only. Dr. Michael Feld is nationally known in child and adolescent psychology with expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Feld will discuss best practices for parenting children and adolescents with ADHD. As always, Dr. Feld will answer questions and reflect on personal anecdotes in his easy going and humorous style. This event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on April 11 at the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • A Girl’s Purpose Workshop – April 25This class is for mothers and fifth- to eighth-grade girls. We will chat, laugh, ask questions and learn about tools for a healthy, strong, emotionally balanced life. Chat session first, then you will make two essential oil roller bottles to take home. We will end the workshop with a powerful and calming yoga session catered just for you. The cost for the essential oils activity and yoga is $15 per person. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Summer Camp Expo – May 1
    This event is for parents and students, but childcare is also available. Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available in Schaumburg Township and the surrounding area. Programs and agencies attending the expo will be listed at http://sd54.org/spu. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 1 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring childcare and the name of your child’s school. If you represent an agency in the area and would like to reserve a booth at the Summer Camp Expo, please contact Meagan Kasper at (847) 357-5027 or meagankasper@nullsd54.org.

Physicals required for Jr. High Sports

Now that our sixth graders have gone through the process of selecting classes for seventh grade, it’s a good time to let parents know about the physical exam requirement for any students interested in participating in interscholastic (after school) sports in junior high school.

District 54 requires that any student playing interscholastic sports have a current physical on file.  The physical exam is valid for one year from the date of the physical.

Athletes cannot try out or practice with a team until a current physical is on file.

Since sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of the physical, parents of students who are interested in participating in any junior high sport are urged to schedule a physical during the summer months.  This will allow the student to participate in any sport throughout the year.  These summer appointments fill up quickly so allow enough time.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the junior high school where your child will be attending.

Important Dates

  • 4/5 – Pizza Day (prepaid)
  • 4/5 – School Board Meeting @ Rafferty Center, 7:00PM
  • 4/6 – Spring Pictures
  • 4/6 – Daddy/Daughter Dance (preorder tickets only)
  • 4/9 – PTA Meeting @ 6:00PM
  • 4/9 – Oyanokai Meeting @ 6:45PM
  • 4/9 – Obento Lunch (prepaid)
  • 4/10 – Japanese Bread (prepaid)
  • 4/11 – Science Fair, Parent viewing at 6:00PM
  • 4/12 – Pizza Lunch (prepaid)
  • 4/13 – Fun Lunch (prepaid)
  • 4/16 – Gabutto Burger (prepaid)
  • 4/16 – No afterschool clubs today
  • 4/17 – Treat Day
  • 4/18 – Wellness Lunch (prepaid)
  • 4/19 – Pizza Lunch (prepaid)
  • 4/19 – School Board Meeting @ Rafferty Center, 7:00PM
  • 4/20 – Fun Lunch (prepaid)

Principal’s Message- March 19, 2018

We hope you are enjoying the sunshine today!  At last week’s District 54 School Board meeting, several of our Dooley Dragons were recognized.  These students were presented with an Ambassador of Excellence Award for their PTA Reflection projects and qualified for the state level under the category of Music Composition.  Congratulations to William M. (2nd grade), Shune O. (4th grade) and Taira S. (6th grade). We are proud of all your hard work!

This past weekend, we had students participate in the 32nd Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.  These students did a fantastic job delivering their speeches and answering the judges’ challenging questions. Congratulations!

  • 3rd Prize: Jibran K. (4th Grade)
  • 2nd Prize: Julia S. (6th grade)
  • 1st Prize: Emmylina O. (6th grade)

Report Cards

Report cards are available for parents to view on Parent Portal.  All families received an account with a login and password.  If you have not accessed your account or have misplaced your information, please feel free to call the school office.

Summer Camp Offerings

School District 54 is offering several summer camp opportunities for students to enhance creativity and innovation. Registration is open.  To learn more about these opportunities and to register, please view the SD54 Summer Camp Brochure.

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing at Dooley will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018 and will conclude by April 20.  We ask that you are considerate of these dates in the scheduling of appointments for your children during the school day. Please look for more information after spring break.

Science Fair

Wednesday is the last day science fair forms are due.  If you are interested in participating in Dooley’s Science Fair, please get your form into the office by Wednesday (3/21).  Thank you!

Spirit Week:  Countdown to Spring Break

This week Dooley School is participating in a spirit week.  If your child is interested in participating, below are the special dress up days.

  • Monday 3/19 – Baseball Day
  • Tuesday 3/20 – No School
  • Wednesday 3/21 – Happiness Day in District 54…..Wear Orange
  • Thursday 3/22 – Flip Flop Beach Day
  • Friday 3/23 – Vacation Day T-Shirt Day AND Camp Read A lot (bring a beach towel and book for a special independent reading time)

Schaumburg Parent University – March class


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 is one more evening program scheduled for March.

  • Decoding “I’m Fine” – This event is for adults only.  Madelyn Burbank, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss the subtle impacts of divorce on children.  This presentation looks at divorce from the perspective of the child.  It blends research and personal experience to explore best practices for mitigating negative consequences.  We will look at how to assist your child in adjusting to life post-divorce, including talking to your child about the divorce, managing transition and difficult behaviors, identifying behaviors which may require extra support, navigating co-parenting, parents dating and blending families.  There will be a special focus on things you can do, regardless of how the other parent chooses to parent.  This event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

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

District 54 Education Foundation – 21st Annual Golf Outing

Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 21st annual golf outing on Monday, June 11 and make a difference in the lives of District 54 students!

The golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM after-school clubs and grants for students from financially struggling households.

Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor, volunteering at our outing or golfing. We are also looking for items for our silent auction, as well as gift cards from local businesses to award as prizes.

Visit www.d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information.

Important Dates:

  • 3/20 – No School, Election Day
  • 3/21 – Wellness Lunch (prepaid only)
  • 3/22 – Pizza Day (prepaid only)
  • 3/23 – Fun Lunch (prepaid only)
  • 3/23 – Spring Break begin at 3:00
  • 4/2 – Classes Resume
  • 4/3 – Treat Day
  • 4/4 – Wellness Lunch (prepaid only)
  • 4/5 – Pizza Day (prepaid only)
  • 4/6 – Fun Lunch (prepaid only)
  • 4/6 – Spring Picture Day
  • 4/6 – Daddy/Daughter Dance (Tickets were pre-purchased for this event, no ticket sales at the door)

Principal’s Message- March 14, 2018

It is hard to believe that I have been the principal of Dooley Elementary School for almost four years. When I came here, I quickly learned that Dooley School was a special place to be. I was given a wonderful gift to work with your children. Their presence here at Dooley has meant so much to me. I get such joy from watching our students develop daily into socially and academically talented youngsters. Every smile and “Good Morning” from each of your children has brightened every day I have been here.

As I look back, I am so proud of our achievements. We have come such a long way. We have dedicated ourselves to creating a culture that is student-centered, collaborative, data-driven and results-oriented while embracing our district’s mission statement of Ensuring Student Success. We have risen to all of our challenges and made Dooley School a high achieving school.

It is because of our amazing Dooley staff, and knowing how much we have grown as a community, that I feel comfortable telling you that I will be leaving Dooley School at the conclusion of this school year to become the principal of Lakeview School in Hoffman Estates. The district will interview candidates for the Dooley principal job and when they find someone, I will help that individual become acclimated to our students, staff, community and culture.

Thank you for the gift of your support. There are not enough kind words to express how much I have relied on the time and talents of our school parents to enhance the educational experience provided to each of the children. Whether you are a member of the PTA board, running a committee or helping at school – you touch the lives of so many!

Principal’s Message- March 9, 2018

This month District 54 schools are celebrating Happiness Month.  We are taking time to recognize the importance of positive psychology and the impact it has on ourselves and those around us.  We will be celebrating Happiness Day on March 21st with the students at Dooley.  We have an exciting day planned!  We continue to find ways to incorporate positivity into our lives.

End of the Trimester

The second trimester ended on March 2, 2018. Report cards will be available via the Parent Portal on March 13. We are proud of all the hard work our students exhibited this trimester. As always, please do not hesitate to be in contact with your child’s teacher or me if you have any questions or concerns.

National Student Walk Outs

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month has led to a number of planned student-led civic engagement efforts and protests, including school walkouts. We are currently aware of three nationwide dates for planned student walkouts.

March 14:  The Women’s March Youth Empower Walkout – Organizers are encouraging students to walk out of their schools at 10 a.m. and remain outside for 17 minutes to represent the 17 killed in Florida.

March 24:  March 4 Our Lives – This is taking place on a Saturday.

April 20:  National School Walkout – Organizers are encouraging students to walk out at 10 a.m. and not return to school that day.

We know that many of our students are aware of these protests, but we have no indication at this time that any of our students plan to participate. As was stated in the letter sent to parents in February, our priorities continue to be keeping students safe and remaining focused on teaching and learning.

With the large, peaceful protests at Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates High Schools in February, we anticipate that some younger students may be interested in following suit. We still do not encourage students leaving the school during the school day. However, we do support First Amendment rights for students and respect the students across the country who are speaking up for themselves. Should any of our students walk out, we will not be issuing consequences as long as they behave appropriately. We will also be prepared to respond with supervision to keep them safe. We will have staff members stationed in the hallways and other common areas during this time period to ensure that the students who wish to engage in this activity have the time, space and opportunity to do so, while also making sure that it does not create safety issues or disrupt the learning and instruction for those who choose not to participate.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for working with us to support our children.

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing at Dooley will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018 and will conclude by April 20, 2018 with makeup testing extending through April 27, 2018 for grades three – six.  More information about the schedule will come after Spring Break.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 3/12 – PTA meeting at 12:45PM @ Dooley Lounge (please note time change for the month of March)
  • 3/12 – Oyanokai Meeting – 6:30PM @ Dooley Lounge
  • 3/12 – Gabutto Burger (prepaid only)
  • 3/13 – Drama Club Musical – 7:00PM
  • 3/13 – Japanese Bread (prepaid only)
  • 3/15 – Pizza Lunch (prepaid only)
  • 3/16 –  Fun Lunch
  • 3/23 – Fun Lunch (prepaid only)
  • 3/23 – Spring Break begins at 3:00
  • 4/2 – Classes Resume

Principal’s Message- March 1, 2018

We are very excited to announce that March will be designated Happiness Month across District 54! Dooley is ready to make this our best month yet. According to Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage, “When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. Staff and students will be participating in various activities to promote both individual, classroom and building Happiness. During the month, you may notice your students using language such as, “being orange” or “positive habits.” These are all part of Shawn’s work and work that we have been implementing, with staff, across the entire District. During the 2018-2019 school year, we will be bringing much of Shawn Achor’s positive psychology to the classrooms as well as the community.  We look forward to an exciting month ahead!

Science Fair:

Calling all scientists!!!  The Dooley Science Fair is coming on April 11th!  All students interested in participating should complete a Participation Form and turn it into the school office. You will then receive a copy of the Dooley Science Fair Packet. Read the information and follow the steps in the packet for an awesome science project!  Forms can be found in the office or online at: https://dooley.sd54.org/pta/2018/02/15/science-fair-2018/

5th and 6th Feeder Band and Orchestra Concerts:

Mark your calendars if you have a child playing in one of the concerts:

  • March 6th – 5th and 6th grade Addams feeder orchestra concert at Addams, 7:00pm
  • March 8th – 5th and 6th grade Addams feeder band concert at Addams, 7:00pm

Important Dates:

  • 3/2 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 3/2 – Japanese Culture Night 7:00PM – 9:00PM @ Dooley
  • 3/5 – Obento Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 3/6 – Treat Day
  • 3/7 – Early Dismissal at 11:40 (No school in the PM)
  • 3/8 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 3/9 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 3/9 – PTA Auction @ Stonegate
  • 3/10 – EIM Solo & Ensemble Festival

Principal’s Message- February 23, 2018

We had a wonderful turnout at parent/teacher conferences last week.  Thank you for taking some time to connect with your child’s teacher to discuss current progress and upcoming goals.  If you need to discuss anything further with your child’s teacher, please do not hesitate to call and set up a conference.  We hope these conferences gave you a snapshot of your child’s learning.  We have a lot to celebrate at Dooley School.

A HUGE thank you goes to our PTA for hosting Dooley’s Got Talent!  Thank you PTA for all the hours and hard work you put into the event.  The night was a great opportunity for the students to showcase their talent.  The acts were amazing!

PTA News

Due to the snow day on Feb. 9th, the Meatheads Fun Lunch has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 28th.  This lunch is ONLY for the students who were supposed to receive the lunch on the 9th.  We are not taking new orders for this fun lunch.  Thank you!

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.

  • Yoga Class (Finding Peace with Your Family) – This class is for parents and students.  This class will teach you a variety of yoga styles sure to strengthen your core and increase flexibility. The class will follow the Vinyasa Yoga practice, which is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States. This type of practice involves synchronizing your breath with a continuous flow of postures. Bring a yoga mat or towel, and water. This class will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 14 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Decoding “I’m Fine” – This event is for adults only.  Madelyn Burbank, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss the subtle impacts of divorce on children.  This presentation looks at divorce from the perspective of the child.  It blends research and personal experience to explore best practices for mitigating negative consequences.  We will look at how to assist your child in adjusting to life post-divorce, including talking to your child about the divorce, managing transition and difficult behaviors, identifying behaviors which may require extra support, navigating co-parenting, parents dating and blending families.  There will be a special focus on things you can do, regardless of how the other parent chooses to parent.  This event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

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

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The District 54 Education Foundation is partnering with Riccardo’s Restaurant, 1170 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, for a fundraiser next month. On Wednesday, March 7, present the event flyer or mention the Foundation when placing a dine-in or carryout order at Riccardo’s and 25 percent of your bill will go to the D54 Foundation. Reservations for dine-in are recommended. This is not valid with other coupons or offers. Click here for a printable version of the flyer. For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

Spanish Speech Contest

MacArthur School is hosting a Spanish Language Speech Contest from 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 3, 2018, for students in third through eighth grade. Application, speech drafts written by applicant himself/herself, and video recordings no more than 3 minutes (one video recording per participant) must arrive at MacArthur School by April 3. The maximum length for speech drafts is 2 pages. The finalists will be notified via mail by April 26. Please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk at lucreciatemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666 with any questions. If your child is interested in participating, please complete the Spanish Speech Contest Application.  If you are unable to print the electronic form, paper forms can be picked up in your school office.

Upcoming Dates

  • 2/26 – Gabutto Burger (pre-paid)
  • 2/27 – Japanese Sweet Bread (pre-paid)
  • 2/28 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 2/28 – Bowling Night for grades 1/2 only
  • 3/1 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 3/1 – School Board Meeting @ 7:00PM
  • 3/2 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 3/2 – Japanese Culture Night (7:00-9:00PM)
  • 3/6 – Treat Day
  • 3/7 – 1/2 Day, Students dismissal at 11:40
  • 3/8 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 3/9 – Fun Lunch (pre-paid)
  • 3/9 – PTA Auction

School Safety- Principal’s Message

From Mrs. Erbach:

There are several movements underway to have students walk out of schools to force Congress to enact new gun control legislation.

While we applaud a child’s desire to make a difference and take a stand for what they believe in, we cannot let the students walk out of the schools on this day.

We agree that the safety of children should be a top priority for our nation. It is because of our commitment to student safety, that we cannot allow children to leave the school during the school day without adult supervision. Our staff members will be inside the building, supervising children, and will not participate in any of these walkouts.

We are asking for your support in communicating with your children, as I know we share the same goal of keeping our children safe.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for working with us to support our children.