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Principal’s Message- August 16, 2019

Student and families in front of Dooley School wtih Dudley the Dragon

Thank you for attending our Back to School event last night. It was so exciting to see all of our Dooley students! We enjoyed visiting with families and talking to kids about their summer adventures. Our Dooley staff is thankful for our strong partnership with families and all of the support you provide each day.  We are looking forward to another great year together!

Please see below for information about arrival on our first day of school and daily arrival/dismissal procedures.

Intern

We are excited to share that Dooley School will be welcoming two college age students from Waseda University in Japan.  Both internships will take place September 1st – September 28th.  Oyanokai Parent group is seeking host families for each of the students.  Student interns would spend the school day at Dooley and would stay with their host family during the evenings and weekends.  Both students are advanced in their English language.  This opportunity is open to our dual language and base school families.  There is a stipend available through Oyanokai.  Please contact the office or respond to this email if you are interested in helping in any way.  Thank you to the families who have reached out!

Dooley小の皆様

Dooley Schoolでは、9月1日〜9月28日まで、早稲田大学より2名の大学生をインターンとして迎える事になりました。 その為シャンバーグ親の会では、それぞれの学生のためのホストファミリーを探しています。両名とも英語が堪能な学生です。親の会からの金銭的なサポートも検討しております。

ご興味・ご質問・何らかの形でご協力頂ける方は、このメールまで返信いただくか、Dooleyオフィスまでご連絡ください。よろしくお願い致します。

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 19:  First Day of School, Grades 1-6

  • 8:25 – Students begin meeting teachers in the parking lot
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 – Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

Monday, August 26: 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 26, teachers will meet kindergarten students in the gym.  Parents are welcome to take pictures before students head into classrooms.

Daily School Hours

  • 8:25 – Doors Open
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

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

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.

Principal’s Message- August 14, 2019

We are looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow evening at our Back to School Night!  This is an opportunity for students to drop off supplies, meet their teachers, and for parents to hear about curriculum.  Please see below for details.

We are excited to share that Dooley School will be welcoming two college age students from Waseda University in Japan.  Both internships will take place September 1st – September 28th.  Oyanokai Parent group is seeking host families for each of the students.  Student interns would spend the school day at Dooley and would stay with their host family during the evenings and weekends.  Both students are advanced in their English language.  This opportunity is open to our dual language and base school families.  There is a stipend available through Oyanokai.  Please contact the office or respond to this email if you are interested in helping in any way.

Dooley小の皆様

Dooley Schoolでは、9月1日〜9月28日まで、早稲田大学より2名の大学生をインターンとして迎える事になりました。 その為シャンバーグ親の会では、それぞれの学生のためのホストファミリーを探しています。両名とも英語が堪能な学生です。親の会からの金銭的なサポートも検討しております。

ご興味・ご質問・何らかの形でご協力頂ける方は、このメールまで返信いただくか、Dooleyオフィスまでご連絡ください。よろしくお願い致します。

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 15:  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:

  • 4:30-5:00 pm: Early Instrumental Music Parent Information – Meet in the gym
  • 5:00-5:15 pm: Kick Off (Meet the Dooley staff outside the main entrance, weather permitting)
  • 5:15-5:45 pm: School Supply Drop –Off (classrooms)
  • 5:45-6:15 pm: Curriculum Information Session 1 (classrooms)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Curriculum Information Session 2 (classrooms)

Monday, August 19:  First Day of School, Grades 1-6

  • 8:25 – Students begin meeting teachers in the parking lot
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 – Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

Monday, August 26: 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 26, teachers will meet kindergarten students in the gym.  Parents are welcome to take pictures before students head into classrooms.

Daily School Hours

  • 8:25 – Doors Open
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

Office Hours

The Dooley Office is open. 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 Thursday, August 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as the staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.  Beginning Monday, August 19, 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.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We truly hope you had a wonderful summer with your children. We are looking forward to hearing all about the memories they made this summer. Our Dooley staff has been busy planning for the first weeks of school and setting up their classrooms for the arrival of our students.

We would like to welcome Ms. Colleen Conway as our Assistant Principal for this school year.  Ms. Conway was previously an assistant principal at Anne Fox and Campanelli schools. This year, she will split her time between Dooley and Campanelli schools.  We are excited to have her join our Dooley family.

At Dooley, we want to share all of the positive things that happen during our school day. In addition to our weekly community emails, we hope that you can follow us on social media as we share our stories, highlight learning, and provide information about upcoming events for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please follow us on Twitter:

  • @DooleySchool54
  • @HollySchlicher
  • @MsColleenConway

Class Placement Letters

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

Office Hours

The Dooley office is now open. 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 Thursday, August 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as our Dooley staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.  Beginning Monday, August 19, 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.

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 7. 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 at https://sd54.org/resources/registration/  to see a list of documents required for registration.

School Supply Lists

If you need a copy of your child’s school supply list, please visit our website at https://dooley.sd54.org/.

Upcoming Events

August 5 – August 8:  Target Language Workshop

Students participating in the Target Language Workshop should plan to meet their teachers in the gym on Monday, August 5.  The workshop will run from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. August 5-8.

Thursday, August 15:  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.  We hope you can join us!

The breakdown of the evening is as follows:

  • 4:30-5:00 pm: Early Instrumental Music Parent Information – Meet in the gym
  • 5:00-5:15 pm: Kick Off (Meet the Dooley staff outside the main entrance, weather permitting)
  • 5:15-5:45 pm: School Supply Drop –Off (classrooms)
  • 5:45-6:15 pm: Curriculum Information Session 1 (classrooms)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Curriculum Information Session 2 (classrooms)

Monday, August 19:  First Day of School, Grades 1-6

  • 8:25 – Students begin meeting teachers in the parking lot
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 – Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

Monday, August 26: 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 26, teachers will meet kindergarten students in the gym.  Parents are welcome to take pictures before students head into classrooms.

Daily School Hours

  • 8:25 – Doors Open
  • 8:35 – First bell rings
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 – Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

Principal’s Message- June 6, 2019

This last week of school is full of fun memories for our students. On Tuesday, students participated in Dooley’s field day activities. It started out rainy but turned out to be a beautiful day. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help at this event and especially to Mrs. Ruggieri who coordinated activities for us. We could not have done it without the help of our parent community!

Ms. Velasco shared a beautiful video at our end of the year assembly that truly captured our story of positivity at Dooley.  Students enjoyed seeing many of the great moments we shared together. Today was bittersweet as our 6th grade students walked the halls for the final time at Dooley school.  We enjoyed taking pictures and celebrating their journeys at Dooley. We wish all of our 6th graders the best of luck as they move on to junior high.

On behalf of the entire Dooley staff, we would like to wish all of our families a wonderful summer break! We are proud of each of our students for the hard work, dedication, and kindness they demonstrated throughout the school year.  We would also like to thank you, our parent community, for your support and partnership throughout the year.

PTA

PTA is looking for volunteers to support events for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Please consider supporting one or more of our many PTA sponsored events.  Pleases contact the school if you are interested in helping out.

Student Intern

We need your help!  Dooley will be welcoming two college age students from Waseda University in Japan this September.  We are looking for host families for each of the students.  This is a paid opportunity.   Please contact the main office if you are interested in helping in any way.

Back to School Night

We want to have our families save the date for our Back to School Night.  On Thursday, August 15th Dooley will host Back To School Night.  Families will be able to meet their teachers, drop-off supplies, and learn about the curriculum their children will engage in during the school year.  More details to come this summer!

District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

Dates to Remember:

  • August 2, 2019 – Dooley Office Reopens for Business
  • August 15, 2019 – Back to School Night
  • August 19, 2019 – First Day of School for first – sixth graders
  • August 26, 2019 – First Day of School for Kindergarten

Principal’s Message- May 31, 2019

Although this week was short, it was filled with many fun events for staff and students. There was a great turn out today for Walk/Bike to School Day.  If your child lived too far to walk/bike to school, consider taking a walk or bike ride over the weekend. As summer approaches, now is a great time to talk to your child about bike safety.

The past two days, our students celebrated Nihon Day. They took a virtual reality trip to Mt. Fuji, listened to informative presentations from our 6th grade dual language student leaders, wrote post cards, and made crafts. Thank you to all of our students in Japanese Dance Club and Gassho Club who shared their talents at our kick off assembly, our 6th grade dual language students, and Mrs. Tufexis & Mrs. Abe for making this day a huge success for all!

Tuesday, June 4th is Field Day (rain date is June 5th). Please be sure your child has sunblock on before they leave for school and is dressed for the weather.  Students can bring their own sunblock to school for personal use throughout the day. Students will be playing in the field and should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Plan to send your child with a water bottle labeled with their name, a hat and sunglasses, if needed.

Please mark your calendars, our last day for student attendance is a half day (11:40 dismissal) on Thursday, June 6th.

PTA

PTA is looking for volunteers to support events for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  Please consider supporting one or more of our many PTA sponsored events.  Pleases contact the school if you are interested in helping out.

Student Intern

We need your help!  Dooley will be welcoming two college age students from Waseda University in Japan this September.  We are looking for host families for each of the students.  This is a paid opportunity.   Please contact the main office if you are interested in helping in any way.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

 

Principal’s Message- May 24, 2019

We are looking forward to celebrating Nihon (Japan) Day with students and staff next week on Thursday and Friday. This year’s celebration focuses on Mt. Fuji and will be facilitated by our 6th grade dual language students, Mrs. Abe, and Mrs. Tufexis. Students will experience Japanese culture through hands on learning, presentations, and an assembly. Please see the dates below for information on when your child’s classroom will participate.

Please mark your calendars:

  • No school on Monday, May 27th due to the Memorial Day Holiday
  • Nihon Day, May 30th :  S. Kim, Bartecki, Frieders, Meservey, Walz, Stob, Vandebogart, Bell, Sanders
  • Nihon Day, May 31st:  Herbig, Yamamoto, Mannina, Bach, Y. Kim, Hernandez, Komoda, Mui, Tanaka, Massingill, Giammarese
  • Friday, May 31st Walk/Bike to School Day!
  • Field Day, June 4th   (rain date on June 5th)
  • Last day for student attendance is a half day (11:40 dismissal) on Thursday, June 6th

PTA

PTA is looking for volunteers to support events for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  Please consider supporting one or more of our many PTA sponsored events.  Pleases contact the school if you are interested in helping out.

Student Intern

Dooley will be welcoming two college age students from Waseda University in Japan this fall.  We are looking for host families for each of the students during the month of September.   Please contact the main office if you are interested in helping in any way.

Marker Recycling

We are collecting used markers and highlighters for a recycling donation.  Please feel free to send in any from home. Recycling boxes are located throughout the school.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Principal’s Message- May 17, 2019

At yesterday’s Board of Education students from Dooley’s Rube Goldberg Club, finalists from the Japanese Speech Contest and the Heritage Japanese Speech Contest, and finalists in the PTA Reflections Arts Program were recognized. We are so proud of all of these students for their hard work and enjoyed celebrating them last night.

Thank you to all of the families who joined us for Celebrate Reading and Writing on Wednesday. Students were proud to share their work with families.  Hopefully you had a chance to see our family photo project in the main hallway. Thank you to our PTA for organizing a successful book fair.

Please see the attached link for a special thank you to all of our PTA members for your support throughout the year, created by our very own, Mrs. Conrad! Dooley PTA Thank You.m4a

SO and PTA

Schaumburg Oyanokai Japan trip surveys are due back to school by Monday, May 20th.

PTA is looking for volunteers to support events for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  Please consider supporting one or more of our many PTA sponsored events.  Pleases contact the school if you are interested in helping out.

Student Intern

Dooley will be welcoming two college age students from Waseda University in Japan this fall.  We are looking for host families for each of the students during the month of September.  Please contact the main office if you are interested in helping in any way.

Marker Recycling

We are collecting used markers and highlighters for a recycling donation.  Please feel free to send in any from home. Recycling boxes are located throughout the school.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

Principal’s Message- May 10, 2019

Today marks the end of teacher appreciation week and we could not be more thankful for the royal treatment we received from our students and parents this week. Teachers were showered with kind notes of appreciation all week. Our staff truly enjoyed breakfast, blizzards, treats, and a delicious sushi lunch this week! Thank you for your kind words and donations all week long.

This morning we had a great turn out for Dooley’s annual Muffins with Moms celebration. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped with this event and to Mrs. Graham for all of her organization and preparation. We hope to continue this tradition next year and are looking for someone to chair this event. Please let us know if you are interested!

PTA and Schaumburg Oyanokai

Paid tickets for tonight’s VIP Dance have gone home with students today. We look forward to an evening of fun and dancing!

PTA will be meeting on Monday, May 13th at 12:30 p.m.

SO will meet on Monday, May 13th at 7:30 p.m.  We hope you can join us!

MAP Testing

We will continue our spring MAP testing next week.  Students will take the math assessment next week.  Please see the schedule below for details:

Monday, May 13th :  2nd grade

Tuesday, May 14th:  1st and 3rd grades

Wednesday, May 15th:  4th grade

Thursday, May 16th:  Kindergarten, 5th and 6th grades

Nihon Day

On May 30th and May 31st we will be celebrating Nihon Day.  Nihon means Japan.  Students have the opportunity to purchase a Nihon Day T-Shirt.  Nihon Day T-Shirt sales are open through Friday, May 10th.  Please indicate your child’s homeroom teacher in the comment section of the order form.  Please order on line:  https://www.customink.com/g/rac0-00bt-zxr0

Marker Recycling

We are collecting used markers and highlighters for a recycling donation.  Please feel free to send in any from home. Recycling boxes are located throughout the school.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Principal’s Message- May 3, 2019

Our students were happy the rain stayed away long enough for outdoor recess at lunch today.  We had many Peak Moments this week to celebrate at Dooley.  Here are a few highlights from our week:

  • One of our 4th grade students, Charlotte, received first place in the D54 Spanish Speech Contest on Thursday.  Charlotte was recognized for this accomplishment at Thursday’s Board of Education Meeting.
  • Our kindergarteners put on a fun and engaging music performance on Wednesday.  They also had lots of beautiful artwork displayed.
  • Dooley’s Rube Goldberg Club participated in the D54 STEM Showcase.  They received the Helping Hand award for teamwork and collaboration at the Rube Goldberg Competition.

We hope you enjoy the nice weather this weekend!

PTA Announcements

Mark your calendars:  Muffins with Moms will take place on Friday May 10th at 7:45 a.m.  Please plan to stay with your child until 8:25. The Dooley VIP Dance is on Friday, May 10th at 5:30 p.m. at Keller Junior High.  Advanced ticket purchase is required.

It’s time to show our appreciation for Dooley’s hard working teachers and staff! And what better way than providing delicious and nutritious food to nourish them?  During Teacher and Staff Appreciation week, the Dooley PTA is asking parents to bring breakfast items next Thursday, May 9, and desserts on Friday, May 10. Please deliver food and drinks to the front office before 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. on Friday.  If you would like to contribute, please email Sarah Mawhorr at sarahmawhorr@nullgmail.com or call or text her at 847-687-0835.  The celebration next week also includes a catered lunch on Wednesday featuring sushi and Dairy Queen blizzards on Monday. Posters for each staff member will be lining the hallways so students can write notes of thanks and appreciation. If you would like to help hang posters please report to the front office directly after school this Friday, May 3.

The PTA Scholarship Recipients have been determined.  Please see the attachment for details.2019 Scholarship Recipients for Program.doc

MAP Testing

We will begin our spring MAP testing next week and are looking forward to seeing the growh our students have made.  Students will take the reading assessment next week.  Please see the schedule below for details:

Monday, May 3rd:  2nd grade

Tuesday, May 7th:  1st grade, 3rd grade dual language, 4th grade dual language

Wednesday, May 8th:  3rd/4th multi-grade

Thursday, May 9th:  Kindergarten, 5th / 6th multi-grade, 5th grade dual language, 6th grade dual language

Nihon Day

On May 30th and May 31st we will be celebrating Nihon Day.  Nihon means Japan.  Students have the opportunity to purchase a Nihon Day T-Shirt.  Nihon Day T-Shirt sales are open through Friday, May 10th.  Please indicate your child’s homeroom teacher in the comment section of the order form.  Please order on line:  https://www.customink.com/g/rac0-00bt-zxr0

Marker Recycling

We are collecting used markers and highlighters for a recycling donation.  Please feel free to send in any from home. Recycling boxes are located throughout the school.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Summer of 54

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

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

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

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

Thank a Teacher

Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting d54foundation.org/donate and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation

Principal’s Message- April 26, 2019

Yesterday we enjoyed our first ever social and emotional learning themed music concert featuring our third and fourth grade students.  This concert brought to life some of the standards students have been working on through songs and skits.  Thank you to Mrs. Conrad, our music teacher, and all of our third and fourth grade students for such a memorable evening with so many important and positive messages!

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Summer of 54

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

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

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

Instrumental Music

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.  Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend, where more information will be available:

Addams Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Mead Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Keller Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Frost Junior High – Wednesday, May 1 (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.

District 54 Instrumental Music Staff

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

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

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

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

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

English application

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities

Lou Malnati’s – May 1

The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from either of the Lou Malnati’s restaurants in Schaumburg on May 1, and 20% 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.

Thank a Teacher

Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting d54foundation.org/donate and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.