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End of the Year News/Principal’s Message

As this school year comes to an end, we have already begun planning for next year.  We have changed some teachers’ assignments in the hope that each grade level continues to offer all different teaching styles to accommodate each child’s learning style.  A great deal of time and energy is put into creating class lists.  Our primary goal is to make sure that each classroom is balanced.  This means that each class should have an equal amount of boys and girls along with a combination of students who achieve at all different academic levels.  I am pleased to announce the tentative teaching assignments for the 2017/2018 school year as follows:

  • Kindergarten – Mrs. Mannina
  • Dual Kindergarten:  Mrs. Herbig and Mrs. Yamamoto
  • 1/2 Multigrade –   Mrs. Bardwell, Mrs. Pietryla and Mrs. Sylvia Kim
  • 1st Grade Dual – Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Bell
  • 2nd Grade Dual – Mrs. Yuri Kim and Mrs. Bach
  • 3/4 Multigrade – Mrs. Fry and Mrs. Walz
  • 3rd Grade Dual – Mrs. Darnall and Mrs. Stob
  • 4th Grade Dual – Mrs. Tanaka and Ms. Mui
  • 5/6 Multigrade – Mrs. Meservey and Mrs. Parker
  • 5th Grade Dual – Ms. Komoda and Ms. Massingill
  • 6th Grade Dual – Mrs. Abe and Mrs. Tufexis

Summer Office Hours:

8:00AM – 3:00PM until Thursday, June 9th.  The office will close on the 9th for summer vacation.

Secretaries will return and be available on August 4th and keep similar hours except on School Of Information Day, Thursday, August 10th.  On this day, new enrollees will be able to register from 9:00AM- 3:30PM AND 6:00-8:00 PM in our office.  During this time, if you have not proven residency you can do so in person OR if you have an established District 54 Portal you can upload the documents there.

PLEASE NOTE:  Class lists will not be distributed on School of Information Day as it has been done in the past.  The classroom placement letters will be mailed home to every family that has completed their residency.  Remember, every family must prove residency every school year.  Also, PTA will not have anything on this day or evening either.  On August 17th, during our Back to School Night, our PTA will be set up in the gym with information about their 2017-2018 programs and volunteer opportunities.

Future Dates:

On August 17th, we will have our annual Back to School Night.  We will kick off the evening at 5:00 with supply drop offs and classroom presentations.  More information will be conveyed in the fall.

Report Cards Online June 5:

Dooley parents/guardians will be able to view their report cards online this semester on June 5, more than a week before the hard copy report cards are mailed on June 14. District 54 is piloting the online report card in an effort to share information in a timelier manner and to become more environmentally friendly by not printing report cards for parents who prefer the online version.

I want to ensure that all of our parents have access to this early viewing of the report card, so I highly encourage you to sign up for the District 54 Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal before June 5. The portal is a website and app where parents and guardians can view their children’s grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and now report cards.

If you have not previously logged on to the portal, contact our front office for instructions on how to obtain a secure Campus Portal Activation Key.

If you have already created an account, to view the report card on June 5 you must first log in to the account from a computer (the report card will not be accessible in the app).

Click on the Report Card link on the left side of your screen. This link will take you to another page, where you will be asked to log in again for security reasons. After logging in, you will see the report card files for all of your children. Click on any of the report cards to download the pdf file.

This year, on June 14, we plan to mail a report card to each home. Next year, we will only be making hard copies available for families who are unable to access the report cards online.

Summer Wishes and Reminders:

On behalf of Dooley staff, please have a safe and happy summer.  It is truly a privilege to work with each of your children.  A great staff, wonderful children and very supportive parents have made a winning combination.  Thank you for your trust and goodwill this past year.

LEARNING NEVER TAKES A VACATION!  Reading is the key to all we do at school.  Our fantastic public library, Barnes and Noble and Scholastic Books have wonderful resources for all of us to continue to read over the summer.  Read! Read! Read!

Principal’s Message- May 24, 2017

Dooley students have finished up their spring MAP tests.  We are so proud of your children.  They have worked so hard all year and continued to give it their all on their MAP assessments. Every child showed fabulous academic growth this year which is setting them up for a great start for the 2017/18 school year.  We will be sending home the final results with your child as soon as they become available to us.

Report Cards Online June 5

Dooley School parents/guardians will be able to view their report cards online this semester on June 5, more than a week before the hard copy report cards are mailed on June 14. District 54 is piloting the online report card in an effort to share information in a timelier manner and to become more environmentally friendly by not printing report cards for parents who prefer the online version.

I want to ensure that all of our parents have access to this early viewing of the report card, so I highly encourage you to sign up for the District 54 Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal before June 5. The portal is a website and app where parents and guardians can view their children’s grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and now report cards.

If you have not previously logged on to the portal, contact our front office for instructions on how to obtain a secure Campus Portal Activation Key.

If you have already created an account, to view the report card on June 5 you must first log in to the account from a computer (the report card will not be accessible in the app).

Click on the Report Card link on the left side of your screen. This link will take you to another page, where you will be asked to log in again for security reasons. After logging in, you will see the report card files for all of your children. Click on any of the report cards to download the pdf file.

This year, on June 14, we plan to mail a report card to each home. Next year, we will only be making hard copies available for families who are unable to access the report cards online.

Field Day Teams

Tomorrow the students will switch into their Field Day Teams.  Students do not stay with their homeroom class for Field Day; the entire school is mixed up on each team.  Our theme for Field Day is “We Are College Bound”.  Each student will meet in their team to find out what college they are representing.  We ask students to try to dress in the colors or swag of the college they will represent.  Field Day is Friday, May 26.  Please make sure to send an extra water bottle to school and put sunscreen on your child.  The students are outside most of the day.  Opening ceremonies are at 8:45AM and the day begins at 9:15AM.  Feel free to come for opening ceremonies even if you can’t help out.

Yearbooks Are Here!

Dooley dragons are bringing their yearbooks home today.  There are a limited number of yearbooks for sale.  Sixth graders only will be able to purchase on Friday, May 26th.  All others will be able to purchase a copy on Tuesday, May 30th.  If your child would like to purchase a yearbook, please send them with $25 cash or check made out to “Dooley PTA” on May 26th or May 30th.  Please remember to send the yearbook back to school on Wednesday, May 31 AND Thursday, June 1.  That day is yearbook signing day.  If the students forget, we will have autographs sheets for them.

Contact Jacqi Schuetze with any questions.  AJSchuetze2001@nullgmail.com

6th Grade Parents

You are invited on the last day of school to participate in our tradition of sending off our 6th graders.  If you are interested in joining us, please be at Dooley at 2:15.  Upon dismissal, the entire school will line up along the walls of Dooley School.  Once in position, the 6th grade students will exit the school by walking the halls of Dooley seeing each staff member and student.  Parents can join the line and help say goodbye and good wishes to our sixth graders as they pass by.  At 2:40, the 6th grade students, teachers and parents will end in the gym for a final social gathering until dismissal at 3:00.  Bring your cameras!  If interested, come to the office and we will show you were to go.

Upcoming Dates

  • 5/25 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/26 – Field Day
  • 5/26 – PTA Fun Lunch
  • 5/29 – No School – Memorial Day
  • 5/30 – Field Day Rain Date
  • 5/31 – Nihon Day AM Only
  • 5/31 – PTA Classroom Parties 1:00-2:00
  • 6/1 – Last Day of School – Dismissal at 3:00

Rocketry Club Launch

Rocketry Club’s rocket launch was a huge success!

Principal’s Message- May 19, 2017

We had such a great week!  The highlight of the week was celebrating our 50th anniversary.  Despite the high winds, the night was a success.  The students, staff and parents enjoyed all the activities.  A HUGE thank you goes to Sarah Mawhorr and Liz Spandiary for organizing and running the event.  Thank you to all the PTA members and staff for volunteering their time that evening!

Change in Obento Lunch Date

Due to the 1st, 2nd and 6th graders going on a field trip next Monday, May 22nd, Obento lunch has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd. Tuesday, May 23rd will be Sweet Bread Day AND Obento Lunch (Gabutto Burger).  Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.  Schaumburg Oyanokai

6th Grade Parents

You are invited on the last day of school to participate in our tradition of sending off our 6th graders.  If you are interested in joining us, please be at Dooley at 2:15.  Upon dismissal, the entire school will line up along the walls of Dooley School.  Once in position, the 6th grade students will exit the school by walking the halls of Dooley seeing each staff member and student.  Parents can join the line and help say goodbye and good wishes to our sixth graders as they pass by.  At 2:40, the 6th grade students, teachers and parents will end in the gym for a final social gathering until dismissal at 3:00.  Bring your cameras!  If interested, come to the office and we will show you where to go.

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 26th (rain date May 30th).  To make this day a success we need as many parent volunteers as we can get.  Mr. Mennella sent home a flyer to solicit volunteers.  If you are willing to volunteer, please send the slip back to the school ASAP indicating when you are able to help us out.

FIELDDAYVOLUNTEERS2017.docx

Upcoming Dates

  • 5/23 – Obento Lunch (pre-paid orders) – NOTE THE DATE CHANGE
  • 5/23 – Sweet Bread (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/23 – Rocketry Club Launches their rockets today
  • 5/25 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/26 – Field Day
  • 5/26 – PTA Fun Lunch
  • 5/29 – No School – Memorial Day
  • 5/30 – Field Day Rain Date
  • 5/31 – Nihon Day AM Only
  • 5/31 – PTA Classroom Parties 1:00-2:00
  • 6/1 – Last Day of School – Dismissal at 3:00

Dooley’s 50th Birthday Celebration

What a wonderful night celebrating Dooley’s 50th Birthday! Thank you to all who came to help celebrate. A special thanks to the Dooley PTA who hosted an amazing party! Please click on the thumbnails to see full photos.

 

Muffins with Moms

Our annual Muffins with Moms was a huge success!

 

 

PTA Help is Needed!

Please consider helping out the PTA in order to make the 50th celebration a success!

PTA Needs Help

On Wednesday, May 17, we’ll celebrate Dooley’s 50th anniversary with a blowout party featuring a DJ, photo booth, fun games and an ice cream sundae bar. The event is free and we hope you will join in the fun!  But we need help supervising the ice cream bar, an obstacle course and a Hungry Hippo game.  We need 20 more volunteers to ensure everyone stays safe and has fun.

If you can donate one hour of time during the event, please email PTA President Sarah Mawhorr at dooleyptapres@nullgmail.com. We have two spots left from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and lots of open spots from 7:30 to 8:30 pm and from 8:30 to 9 pm. Thanks for your support!

Principal’s Message- May 12, 2017

We had a GREAT turnout for Muffins with Moms this morning!  Thank you to our PTA for hosting another fabulous event.  We would like to extend a BIG thank you to all of our dads who came to help us out this morning.  The students all had smiles on their faces as they ate breakfast with their moms.

Math Map Testing (We have a schedule change – please see below for when your child is testing)

5/16 – Bell, S. Kim, Tufexis, Herbig, Walz, Meservey, Bach, Tanaka, Abe

5/17 – Mui, Stob, Massingill, Bardwell, Darnall, Fry, Pietryla, Komoda

5/19 – Sanders, Yamamoto, Y.Kim, Mannina

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 26th (rain date May 30th).  To make this day a success we need as many parent volunteers as we can get.  Mr. Mennella sent home a flyer to solicit volunteers.  If you are willing to volunteer, please send the slip back to the school ASAP indicating when you are able to help us out.

PTA School Supply Kits

All orders are due Friday, May 19th.  If you want to purchase a school supply kit, please turn your order into the office before the deadline.  Flyers had already gone home about this.

REMINDER:  Dooley’s 50th Celebration AND Celebrate Reading/Writing – Wednesday, May 17

Come celebrate with the Dooley staff a wonderful end to the 2016/2017 school year.   On May 17th we will have a lot going on at Dooley School.  This action-packed night will not be a night to miss!  The night begins with a tribute to Dooley’s 50 years of educating students.

  • At 6:00PM, meet in the front of the school for the opening ceremonies.
  • School/Classrooms are open from 6:30PM-7:30 PM (During this time, parents and students can go visit their classroom and their teacher to view their writing from this school year.
  • 6:30-7:00PM – 5/6 students will be dispersed around the building with their composer projects.  Anyone is able to visit the students to learn more about the composer they researched.  The music some students will be playing is not an individual concert, it is meant to be a music gallery for families to walk though as they enjoy the various activities in the building.
  • Each Dooley student will have a piece of art work displayed on the walls of the school.
  • Our PE teacher will have a fitness/literacy challenge outside for students of all ages to play.
  • 6:30PM-9:00PM – PTA will be hosting the 50th Celebration.  During this time you may take silly pictures with friends and family in the photo booth and check out the buy-one-get-one-free book fair. Students can test their skills on the obstacle course and enjoy an ice cream sundae.  A DJ will be playing music to dance the night away. This event is courtesy of the Dooley PTA!  See the attached invitation for more details.

Dooley 50th Invite.pdf

Focus on the D54 Foundation, May 2017 – Golf Outing and Boomers Game

Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 20th annual golf outing on June 12 and make a difference in the life of a child!

This outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support the Food 4 Thought breakfast program, STEM after-school clubs and grants for students from financially struggling households. This year we were able to award nearly $35,000 in grants for 330 students to participate in summer programs and classes!

Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor 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 http://d54foundation.com/events/golf to sponsor, register or for more information.

Boomers game

You can also support the Foundation by attending the Schaumburg Boomers game on Friday, June 2. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. Children are invited to run the bases at the end of the game. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation. The Addams Junior High School chorus will perform the National Anthem before the game.

To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter Promo code 2017d54, or click here to download the 2017 Boomers flyer and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 5/15 – Obento Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/16 – PTA Treat Day
  • 5/17 – Wellness Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/17 – Celebrate Reading/Writing AND Dooley’s 50th Celebration!
  • 5/18 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/18 – School Board Meeting, 7:00PM at Rafferty Center
  • 5/19 – PTA Fun Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/22 – Obento Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/23 – Sweet Bread (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/23 – Rocketry Club Launches their rockets today
  • 5/25 – Pizza Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/26 – Field Day
  • 5/26 – PTA Fun Lunch (pre-paid orders)
  • 5/29 – No School, Memorial Day
  • 5/30 – Field Day, Rain Date
  • 5/31 – Nihon Day AM AND PTA Parties (1:00PM – 2:00PM)
  • 6/1 – Last day of School, Dismissal at 3:00PM

Principal’s Message- May 9, 2017

Still Need a Few Good Men:

We still need a few more dads to help serve muffins, coffee and juice to Dooley moms and their children Friday morning before school. Volunteers should arrive at 7 a.m. to prepare for the event from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. We are hoping some guys will stick around afterward to help clean up and some will show up at 6 p.m. Thursday to help set up the gym. The event is free of charge, courtesy of the Dooley PTA. Email PTA President Sarah Mawhorr if you can help out at dooleyptapres@nullgmail.com.

Help Celebrate Dooley’s 50th:

We’ve got a big party planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. We’ll have a dj on hand to spin some tunes, an ice cream sundae bar, photo booth, fun obstacle course and Hungry Hippo game, roaming balloon artists as well as a book fair in the gym and a chance to view your child’s progress in reading and writing in the classrooms.  The event is free and everyone is welcome.  We do need lots of volunteers to help supervise children playing on the games, watch over the ice cream sundae bar and sell T-shirts commemorating Dooley’s 50th anniversary. We have only a few spots left to fill from 6:30 to 7:30 and have many openings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and from 8:30 to 9 p.m. If you can donate some time that evening, please email PTA President Sarah Mawhorr at dooleyptapres@nullgmail.com

Yearbooks:

There are a limited number of yearbooks for sale.  Sixth graders only will be able to purchase on Friday, May 26th.  All others will be able to purchase a copy on Tuesday, May 30th.  If your child would like to purchase a yearbook, please send them with $25 cash or check made out to “Dooley PTA” on May 26th or May 30th.

Contact Jacqi Schuetze with any questions.  AJSchuetze2001@nullgmail.com

PTA End of the Year Classroom Parties:

Party Planners/Helpers, please be aware that the classroom parties will be held on Wednesday, May 31.  Since the parties are on a Wednesday, the timeframe will be from 1:00-2:00.  Also, PTA is providing apple slices to all the students during the parties.  Please do not purchase any other food items to bring to the party with left over party money.  This includes pizza.  The left over party money should be spent on crafts or games for the class.  Finally, the parties are closed, meaning the only ones to attend are the students, staff and PTA party planners and PTA party helpers that have already signed up.

Principal’s Message- May 5, 2017

MAP testing begins next week.  The schedule is as follows….

READING MAP

5/10 – Bach, Stob, Massingill, Bardwell, Darnall, Parker, Fry, Pietryla, Komoda

5/11- Herbig, S. Kim, Tufexis, Yamamoto, Walz, Meservey, Mui, Mannina, Abe

5/12 – Bell, Sanders, Y. Kim, Tanaka

MATH MAP

5/17 – Mui, Stob, Massingill, Bardwell, Darnall, Fry, Pietryla, Komoda

5/18 – Bell, S. Kim, Tufexis, Sanders, Walz, Meservey, Bach, Tanaka, Abe

5/19 – Herbig, Yamamoto, Y.Kim, Mannina

PTA Mother and Son Event

It’s not too late for Dooley moms and their boys to join us for a Boomers game next Friday, May 12, at 6 p.m. Monday will be that last day to accept payment, so send the form and check to school on Monday.

Mother Son Event.pdf

UpComing Dates:

5/8 – Obento Lunch

5/8 – PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM at Dooley

5/9 – Sweet Bread

5/9 – EIM Concert

5/10- PTA Scholarship Dinner

5/11 – Pizza Day

5/12 – PTA Muffins with Moms

5/12 – PTA Mother/Son Night