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Half-Day of School on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th, students will have a half-day. Dismissal will be at 11:40 a.m. Please call the office with any changes in transportation. 

 

Principal’s Message- September 14, 2018

Thank you to all who participated in iWalk / Bike to school day on Wednesday. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was fun to see so many families together in the morning. We appreciate you taking time to talk with your child about safety when walking and biking to school.

Today, Officer Scarpa spoke with our 5th and 6th graders about internet safety. Our Dooley students were very engaged in his informative presentation. Officer Scarpa commented about how well behaved and respectful our students were during his visit.  Please take some time this weekend to ask your child about what they learned.

We participated in our first fire drill of the school year this afternoon. Classrooms reviewed safe exit routes and procedures in case of an emergency.  Students and staff did an excellent job exiting the building quickly and quietly during this practice drill.

As a reminder, students will have a half day on Wednesday, September 19th.  Dismissal is at 11:40 a.m.

District 54 Dual/Immersion Parent Night

Join us on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center to learn more about the dual and immersion programs at all levels and how you can support your child’s success in two languages. Whether your child is just starting in kindergarten or will head to junior high or high school, sessions are targeted to your specific needs. Click here for the Dual Language/Immersion Parent Night Flyer in English, Spanish and Japanese for more information and to register.

Meeting the Needs of All Children

As a school, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child, including the social-emotional needs of every student.  Our teachers know your child by name and by need and we work hard to build relationships and understand all of our learners.  To better ensure we support every student, this year we will be using a universal screener to help us ensure we have identified every student who may need additional social-emotional support.

The universal screener is a series of questions that staff members complete for the students they support. Students do not participate in the screener or receive direct feedback about the results. If your child has elevated risk factors identified through this screener, we would contact you directly to discuss how we can work together to intervene and support your student.  This is simply one additional way for our staff make sure we are helping every student be successful.  If you have any questions about the screener, please feel free to contact me.

Run to Read 5K

If you haven’t signed up for SD54’s Run to Read 5K, you can do so today by using this link to register:  Run to Read. You can also view last year’s experience by checking out this clip:  Run to Read: 2017 Video.  Many of our Dooley Staff members will be there…including Dudley the Dragon!  We hope to see lots of Dooley families on Sunday, September 23 at the annual District 54 Run to Read!

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

·The Happiness Advantage – Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in third through eighth grade are welcome to attend. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. 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 at Lou Malnati’s September 19

The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 19, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the flyer.

District 54 Education Foundation with Lou Malnati’s

The District 54 Education Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s for a fundraiser on Wednesday, September 19. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg (1 S. Roselle Road) or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road (357 S. Barrington Road), and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. September 19 is a half-day inservice, so please consider supporting the Foundation by ordering lunch  or dinner from Lou’s. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order. You can  click here to access the flyer on the Foundation’s website.

The District 54 Education Foundation ensures that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding grants to students with financial need so they can participate in extracurricular activities, and breakfast programs at the schools so students can begin their day ready to learn.

Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation that supports District 54 students!

 

Picture Day Information

Picture Day is Friday, September 21. Please click for the Life Touch Photo Ordering Information.

Principal’s Message- September 7, 2018

Over these first few weeks of school it has been great to see our students begin to settle into their routines and work together to create their classroom communities. We know that in order to build our communities in our classroom and across the building we need to work together.  As you may remember, our Dooley theme is year is, Together is Better. One of my highlights this week was seeing our first and second graders write about the many ways they can work together in their classrooms, at recess and at home. Be sure to ask your child about how they are working together with their classmates at school.

Please join us on Wednesday, September 12th as we take part in iWalk/Bike to School Day. The purpose of this day is to encourage parents and students to define safe walking or bicycling routes to and from school. Walking and bicycling offer many health and environmental benefits for our children and improves pedestrian safety in addition to helping reduce traffic and congestion. If your child lives too far to walk or bike to school, you can take a walk or bike ride with them before or after school.

PTA News

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.  If you have signed up to be a classroom party room representative or are interested in doing so, please join us in the gym prior to the meeting at 6:30.

Schaumburg Oyanokai News

Please join us for our first Schaumburg Oyanokai meeting of the year on Monday, September 10 at 7:45 p.m., immediately following our PTA meeting.

MAP Testing Updates

While we had some technical difficulties with the MAP testing this week, we were able to complete most of our scheduled testing sessions.  All grades have completed their reading tests and most grades have completed their math tests.  Our 2nd and 4th grade students will take their math MAP test on Monday.

Important Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

We have some reminders that will help us to ensure safe drop off and pick up procedures. We appreciate your cooperation with this:

  • We ask that you do not stop your car in the crosswalks.  We want to ensure that our students and staff have a safe path to cross the street.
  • Please be sure when using the drop off zone that you let your child off by the blacktop only.  We want to ensure that all students have a safe spot to exit their car with adult supervision.
  • When crossing the street with your child, be sure to use the crosswalks.
  • Avoid making U-turns in drive ways across from the school.
  • When letting your child out of the car, let them out on the curb side only.

Erin’s Law

Four years ago, we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law.  This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for child beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels.  Our students will be participating in lessons in their classrooms in October.  Please contact us at 847-357-6250 with any specific questions.

Run to Read 5K

If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so today by using this link to register:   Run to Read. You can also view last years’ experience by checking out this clip: Run to Read: 2017 Video.  Many of our Dooley Staff members will be there…including Dudley the Dragon!  We hope to see lots of Dooley families on Sunday, September 23 at the annual District 54 Run to Read!

Social/Emotional Learning (SEL)

This year at Dooley, we are emphasizing social emotional learning in our classrooms.  Our teachers have lessons each week where they explicitly teach this curriculum.  As we know this work extends beyond the classroom and we would like to provide families with the links to the themes for August and September: School Culture and ClimateFairness and Honesty  and Goal Setting.  Please explore these links with your child to learn more about the work done at school.  You will find helpful questions that will assist in meaningful discussions with your child.

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

The Happiness Advantage – Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in third through eighth grade are welcome to attend. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. 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.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council

Please join us for our first meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Our topic is “ACCESS, MAP and PARCC: What do they tell me about my child’s learning?” Childcare is available for ages 3-5. To RSVP, fill out the form on the event flyer and send it to your child’s school by Sept. 13. Click here to visit our website for more information and to view the flyer in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. You can also ask your child’s school for a paper copy of the flyer.

Adult ESL Classes

The Department of Language and Culture is excited to host Free Adult English as a Second Language classes at Nerge, Armstrong and Hanover Highlands this fall. These classes are designed for parents of District 54 students who are interested in learning or practicing their English. During these classes, participants will engage in communicative activities centered around a broad range of topics.  The class will meet 8 times.

  • Classes at Nerge will be on Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Classes at Armstrong will be on Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Classes at Hanover Highlands will be on Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m.

The Adult ESL flyers and registration forms in English, Spanish and Polish can be found on the Language and Culture Website. Please return completed registration forms to your child’s school. We look forward to having you join us!

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunity at Lou Malnati’s September 19

The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 19, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the flyer.

 

Principal’s Message- August 31, 2018

This has been an exciting week as we welcomed our kindergarteners!  Our youngest learners have been working hard on learning their daily routines and having fun making many new friends.

PTA News

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Schaumburg Oyanokai News

Please join us for our first Schaumburg Oyanokai meeting of the year on Monday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m.

MAP Testing

We had some technical difficulties with the MAP testing site this past week.  We are hopeful to have this situation corrected by Tuesday.  Please see the revised schedule:

Tuesday, September 4th 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th reading
Wednesday, September 5th Kindergarten reading; 2nd, 4th math
Thursday, September 6th Kindergarten, 5th, 6th math
Friday, September 7th 1st, 3rd math

Support the Foundation at Septemberfest

The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 3, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.

The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding

  • Breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn, and
  • Grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities.

For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

Apoye a la Fundación durante el festival de septiembre ‘Septemberfest’

La Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 está recaudando fondos para los estudiantes del Distrito 54 durante el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo en el Festival de Septiembre “Septemberfest”  de Schaumburg. Usted puede apoyar a la Fundación estacionando su auto los sábados y domingos, 1 y 2 de septiembre por solo $ 5 en la escuela Collins, ubicada en el 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg. La calle Summit está ubicada entre Roselle y Plum Grove.  La Fundación también está participando en un Día “sin fines de lucro” el lunes, 3 de septiembre, durante el “Septemberfest”. Si usted compra ese día una comida de nuestro socio, Riccardo’s Ristorante, las ganancias apoyarán a los estudiantes del Distrito 54.

La Fundación se compromete a asegurar que todos los estudiantes del Distrito 54 tengan las mismas oportunidades financiando

  • Programas de desayunos para estudiantes de familias con dificultades financieras para asegurarse de que comienzan su día listos para aprender, y
  • Becas a estudiantes de familias con dificultades financieras para que puedan participar en actividades extracurriculares.

Para más información sobre la Fundación, visite la página web www.d54foundation.org.

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

·Springboard for a Healthy Lifestyle – Do you want to embrace a healthy lifestyle? Are you interested in participating in the District 54 Run to Read with your child, but don’t know where to start? Come to this free educational seminar for adults only and get your new healthy life started on the right foot. Hear from experts from Dick Pond Athletics as they discuss many topics including how to get started, proper stretching and recovery, information on a free Walk2Run program and more. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on September 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

·The Happiness Advantage – Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in third through eighth grade are welcome to attend. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. 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.

Universidad de padres de Schaumburg – Clases de septiembre

La Universidad de padres de Schaumburg (SPU) está diseñada para involucrar a más padres en la vida de la escuela, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares y mejorar las habilidades de crianza que en última instancia se traduce en mejor éxito de los estudiantes académicamente, socialmente y emocionalmente. Hay dos noches programadas para el mes de septiembre. Habrá cuidado de niños.

·Una plataforma para un estilo de vida saludable – ¿Quiere abrazar un estilo de vida saludable? ¿Está interesado en participar en el día anual Corre para Leer “Run to Read” del Distrito 54 con tu hijo/a, pero no sabe dónde empezar? Vega a este seminario educativo gratuito solo para adultos y de comienzo su nueva vida saludable con el pie derecho. Escuche de expertos de Dick Pond Athletics mientras discuten muchos temas, incluyendo cómo comenzar una rutina, estiramiento adecuado y recuperación, información sobre el programa gratuito Caminar para Correr “Walk2Run” y mucho más. Este evento tendrá lugar a las 7 p.m. el 4 de septiembre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

·Ventaja de felicidad –  La felicidad no es algo que te sucede, sino más bien una elección que puedes hacer para llevar una vida más satisfactoria y enriquecedora.  Las investigaciones muestran que elegir la felicidad tiene una ventaja más allá de simplemente sentirse bien. Venga a conocer los beneficios de la psicología positiva y experimente de primera mano a través de actividades divertidas e interactivas. Los padres, tutores y estudiantes de tercer a octavo grado son bienvenidos. Este evento tendrá lugar a las 6:30 p.m. el 27 de septiembre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Regístrese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. Para más información sobre Universidad de padres de Schaumburg y registrarse, visite nuestro sitio web en https://sd54.org/spu-Spanish.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival

All students may enter the building through the front door or door #3 (Drop and Go Zone Doors). In order to ensure the safety of our students, the parking lot will be “closed” from 8:20–8:40 a.m.  Children should not arrive at school any earlier than 8:25 a.m. because there will be no adult supervision until that time. Additionally, for safety precautions teachers will not be opening car doors at the drop and go zone, please have your child ready to safely exit the car when dropped off.

If you are parking and walking your child to the front of the building, it is very important that you use the crosswalks when crossing the street.

Dismissal

The parking lot is “closed” again during dismissal between 2:55–3:05 p.m. to ensure the safety of our students. Grade levels will be exiting at their corresponding doors noted below:

  • Door #10: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade walkers
  • Door #6: 3rd & 4th Grade walkers
  • Door #3: 5th& 6th Grade walkers along with PM Bussers
  • Front Door: PM Bussers and Front door

Enjoy the long weekend!  We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday!

Principal’s Message- August 24, 2018

It has been an incredible first week of school!  Our students have been engaged in meaningful activities and having fun with their new classmates. We came together on Monday for our first school assembly.  We were able to celebrate the start of the year and introduce our theme, Together is Better.  Each class read the book Ricky the Rock that Couldn’t Roll by Jay Miletsky and discussed the importance of kindness and the power of working together.  We are excited to continue working together all year!

Monday, August 27: First Day of School for Kindergarten Students

On first day of school for kindergarten, we will be bringing the kindergarten children into the gym to find their teacher.  We will have students line up by their teacher, take attendance and bring the students down to their classrooms.  Parents, you are more than welcome to come in the gym to take pictures before we bring your children down to their classrooms.

PTA News

All PTA order forms are due on August 31.  This includes forms for spirit wear, hot lunch, treat day, and membership.

Schaumburg Oyanokai News

Japanese Bread and Obento order forms are due on August 29.

MAP Testing

Fall MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) will begin next week and continue through September 7. Each student at Dooley will take one MAP reading session and one MAP math session.  This data will be used to better know your child as a learner.  The schedule is as follows:

Week 1:  MAP Reading

Tuesday, August 28:  1st Grade, 3/4 multi-grade

Wednesday, August 29:  2nd grade, 3rd grade dual language, 4th grade dual language

Thursday, August 30:  kindergarten, 5th grade, 6th grade

Week 2: MAP Math

Tuesday, September 4: 1st grade, 3rd grade

Wednesday, September 5: 2nd grade, 4th grade

Thursday, September 6: kindergarten, 5th grade, 6th grade

Crisis Drills

Each year, our students participate in a number of safety drills such as fire drills, hard lockdown drills and shelter in place drills to be prepared in case of emergency situations.  Please read the Crisis Drill Letter.

Orange Frog Family Reading Guide

Many of you received your special edition of the Orange Frog Family Reading Guide last Thursday at our Back to School event.  The Orange Frog parable is based on the work of Shawn Achor and his book The Happiness Advantage.  This book has helped our district embed the principles of positive psychology and happiness with staff and students, and we are so excited to have you join us in our journey.  Each family received one copy of the reading guide from your oldest child’s classroom.  If you have not yet received your family copy of the reading guide, please reach out to our main office at 847-357-6500 and we will send one home with your child.

54 Promise

The 54 Promise is a multi-year strategic plan to guide District 54’s core work of ensuring whole-child student success.  Through the efforts of the Strategic Planning Committee, consisting of teachers, administrators, parents and community members, this document was created to provide clarity around the key district goals and operating priorities that will drive our system ahead in the years to come.  A copy of the 54 Promise was distributed at Back to School Night.

Support the Foundation at Septemberfest

The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 3, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.

The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding

  • Breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn, and
  • Grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities.

For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

Daily School Hours

  • 8:25 – Doors open for students
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch for Dual Language Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch for General Education Kindergarten, grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (2:30 dismissal on Wednesday)

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival

After the first day of school, all students will be able to enter the building through the front door or door #3 (Drop and Go Zone Doors). In order to ensure the safety of our students, the parking lot will be “closed” from 8:20–8:40 a.m.  Children should not arrive at school any earlier than 8:25 a.m. because there will be no adult supervision until that time. Additionally, for safety precautions teachers will not be opening car doors at the drop and go zone, please have your child ready to safely exit the car when dropped off. Thank you for your understanding!

Dismissal

The parking lot is “closed” again during dismissal between 2:55–3:05 p.m. to ensure the safety of our students. Grade levels will be exiting at their corresponding doors noted below:

  • Door #10: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade walkers
  • Door #6: 3rd & 4th Grade walkers
  • Door #3: 5th& 6th Grade walkers along with PM Bussers
  • Front Door: PM Bussers and Front door

Childcare Arrangements

It is important to notify the school office, as well as your child’s teacher of permanent daycare arrangements.  This information must be put in writing by the first day of school, and must be updated if your childcare arrangements change throughout the school year.  We want to make sure that we have a clear understanding of where our students are going when they leave us at the end of the day.

Have a great weekend!  We look forward to seeing all of our students on Monday!

Principal’s Message- August 15, 2018

All of us at Dooley are excited to begin the 2018 – 2019 school year!  We are looking forward to building many great memories with our students and families this year.  We hope to see you at our Back to School Night tomorrow evening, Thursday, August 16.

Office Hours

Our daily office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day until August 16.  Our office will be closed on Friday, August 17 as the staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.  Beginning Monday, August 20, our office will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 847-357-6250 if you have any questions.

School Supply Lists

If you need a copy of your child’s school supply list, please visit our website.

Important Dates

Thursday, August 16:  Back to School Night

Our teachers are excited to meet their students this Thursday, August 16!  This night is for families to meet their teachers, hear about curriculum, and drop off school supplies. You will also have the opportunity to join PTA, join the Schaumburg Oyanokai, sign up to volunteer, pre-purchase spirit wear, and pre-order milk, hot lunch and snack day foods.  Don’t forget to stop by our photo booth in the gym and take some back to school pictures!

The breakdown for the evening is as follows:

  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Early Instrumental Music Parent Information – Meet in the gym
  • 5:15-5:30 pm: Kick Off (Meet the Dooley staff outside in the front parking lot, weather permitting)
  • 5:30-6:00 pm: School Supply Drop–Off (classrooms)
  • 6:00-6:30 pm: Curriculum Information Session 1 (classrooms)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Curriculum Information Session 2 (classrooms)

Monday, August 20:  First Day of School, Grades 1-6

On the first day of school, we will be lining up outside. Our teachers will be dispersed outside the school in the parking lot adjacent to the drop and go zone. Teachers will be arranged in grade level teams and will be holding up signs with their names and room numbers. Once your child arrives at school, please direct him/her to go to the blacktop, find their teacher, and line up with their class.  If you are having difficulty finding your child’s line, please locate one of our staff members. All staff members will be able to assist you in locating your child’s teacher.  In case of rain, all the teachers will be inside the school standing outside of their classrooms. Please have your child enter the school and staff members will assist your child in finding his/her classroom.

  • 8:25 – 8:35 Teachers will meet students outside on the blacktop
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch for Dual Language Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch for General Education Kindergarten, grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal

Monday, August 27: First Day of School for Kindergarten Students

On first day of school for kindergarten, we will be bringing the kindergarten children into the gym to find their teacher.  We will have students line up by their teacher, take attendance and bring the students down to their classrooms.  Parents, you are more than welcome to come in the gym to take pictures before we bring your children down to their classrooms.

Daily School Hours

  • 8:25 – Doors open for students
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch for Dual Language Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch for General Education Kindergarten, grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (2:30 student dismissal on Wednesdays)

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival

After the first day of school, all students will be able to enter the building through the front door or door #3 (Drop and Go Zone Doors). In order to ensure the safety of our students, the parking lot will be “closed” from 8:20–8:40 a.m.  Children should not arrive at school any earlier than 8:25 a.m. because there will be no adult supervision until that time. Additionally, for safety precautions teachers will not be opening car doors at the drop and go zone, please have your child ready to safely exit the car when dropped off. Thank you for your understanding!

Dismissal

The parking lot is “closed” again during dismissal between 2:55–3:05 p.m. to ensure the safety of our students. Grade levels will be exiting at their corresponding doors noted below:

  • Door #10: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade walkers
  • Door #6: 3rd & 4th Grade walkers
  • Door #3: 5th& 6th Grade walkers along with PM Bussers
  • Front Door: PM Bussers and Front door

Childcare Arrangements

It is important to notify the school office, as well as your child’s teacher of permanent daycare arrangements.  This information must be put in writing by the first day of school, and must be updated if your childcare arrangements change throughout the school year.  We want to make sure that we have a clear understanding of where our students are going when they leave us at the end of the day.

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday at Back to School Night and to having a great first week of school!

Optional Student Accident Insurance Open Enrollment

If you are a family interested in obtaining voluntary Student Accident Insurance for your child(ren), please read the 2018-19 Online Student Accident Insurance Enrollment – (English & Spanish).

 

 

Principal’s Message- August, 2018

It is with great excitement that we welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. We truly hope you had a wonderful summer with your children.  We are looking forward to hearing all about their summer adventures.  Our Dooley staff has already been busy planning for the first weeks of school and setting up their classrooms for the arrival of our students.  We know this year will be filled with endless opportunities for fun and learning!

Office Hours

The Dooley Office will reopen on August 3 at 8:00 a.m. Our daily office hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day until August 16.  Our office will be closed on Friday, August 17 as the staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.  Beginning Monday, August 20, our office will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 847-357-6250 beginning August 3 if you have any questions.

Registration

If you need to drop off an updated lease or proof of residency, please plan on stopping by our office prior to Information Day on August 8. Unfortunately, if we are missing the proper documentation, your child will not be placed in a classroom until we receive those documents. Please visit our district website to see a list of documents required for registration.

Class Placement Letters

Classroom teachers have written letters to welcome their incoming students.  Class placement letters will be mailed home on August 3.  If you have not proven residency, you will not receive a placement letter.

School Supply Lists

If you need a copy of your child’s school supply list, please visit our website.

Upcoming Events

August 6 – August 9:  Target Language Workshop
Students participating in the Target Language Workshop should plan to meet their teachers in the gym on Monday, August 6th.  The workshop will run from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. August 6-9.

Thursday, August 16:  Back to School Night
This night is for families to meet their teachers, hear about curriculum and drop off school supplies.  You will also have the opportunity to join PTA, sign up to volunteer with the PTA, pre-purchase spirit wear, and pre-order milk, hot lunch and snack day foods.

The breakdown of the evening is as follows:

4:00-5:00 pm: Early Instrumental Music Parent Information – Meet in the gym
5:15-5:30 pm: Kick Off (Meet the Dooley staff in the gym)
5:30-6:00 pm: School Supply Drop –Off (classrooms)
6:00-6:30 pm: Curriculum Information Session 1 (classrooms)
6:30-7:00 pm: Curriculum Information Session 2 (classrooms)

Monday, August 20:  First Day of School, Grades 1-6
8:25–8:35 Teachers will meet students outside on the blacktop
8:40 – Class begins
11:15-12:00 Lunch for Dual Language Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
11:45-12:30 Lunch for General Education Kindergarten, grades 3rd-6th
3:00 – Student dismissal

Monday, August 27: First Day of School for Kindergarten Students
All kindergarteners will have the same arrival and dismissal times as students in grades 1-6 (On August 27th, teachers will meet students outside on the blacktop.)

Daily School Hours

8:25 – Doors open for students
8:40 – Class begins
11:15-12:00 Lunch for Dual Language Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
11:45-12:30 Lunch for General Education Kindergarten, grades 3rd-6th
3:00 – Student dismissal (2:30 student dismissal on Wednesdays)

We hope all of you enjoy the last couple weeks of summer break.  We look forward to seeing you soon and to a successful 2018-2019 school year!