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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.

Principal’s Message- April 22, 2019

We hope all of you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend.  We were excited to see our students this morning.  Please see below for important information regarding the last day of school and summer camp opportunities.

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.

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

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

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

Principal’s Message- April 18, 2019

During the month of March, our staff and students collected donations for UPs for Downs.  We are excited to share that $821.00 was donated to this organization on behalf of Dooley School.  Thank you for your contributions.

As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow, April 19th.  School will resume on Monday, April 22nd.  Monday is Earth Day Shirt/Wear Green Spirit Day!

PTA Announcements

Please mark your calendars for some upcoming events.  Don’t forget you can follow our PTA Facebook page for updates, volunteer opportunities, and important information @ Dooley School PTA.

Daddy Daughter & Mother Son Dance will be on Friday, May 10th 5:30-8:30 at Keller Junior High.  VIP Dance.pdf

Muffins with Moms will also be on May 10th from 7:45 am – 8:25 am.  Parents will need to stay with their children until 8:25.

Club Pick-Up

Please use caution when picking up students from 4:00 club dismissal.  Traffic can be congested at this time.  If you are able to park and walk to meet your child it would help to minimize the number of cars in the front pick up line.

Save the Date

Dooley’s annual Celebrate Reading and Writing Night will be on May 15th from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm  PTA will be sponsoring a book fair on that day.  Sales will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will run all day and during the reading and writing event that evening.

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

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

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below).

No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.

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 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.

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

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

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

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, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration. Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure.

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 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

Principal’s Message- April 12, 2019

On Wednesday, our entire Dooley staff set out on a mission to show students how very proud we are of them.  In the past month, staff spent time writing messages, sorting, and making delivery routes for over 485 Dooley students. We hope that your child enjoyed coming outside and reading their message. We were overjoyed seeing the excitement of our students!

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

Our third through sixth grade students have been working so hard this week!  We are so proud of them for taking their time and giving their best effort.   With the exception of make-up tests, students in grades 4-6 are finished with their IAR assessments.  3rd grade students will take the English Language Arts IAR assessments on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Dooley IAR Testing Schedule

Monday, April 15th:  Grade 3 ELA 1; Grade 5 ISA (Illinois Science Assessment)

Tuesday, April 16th: Grade 3 ELA 2

PTA Announcements

Please mark your calendars for some upcoming events.  You can follow our PTA Facebook page for updates, volunteer opportunities, and important information @ Dooley School PTA

Daddy Daughter & Mother Son Dance will be on Friday, May 10th 5:30-8:30 at Keller Junior High.  Please note this date has changed from the originally scheduled day.   VIP Dance.pdf

Muffins with Moms will also be on May 10th from 7:45 am – 8:25 am.  Parents will need to stay with their children until 8:25.

Club Pick-Up

Please use caution when picking up students from 4:00 club dismissal.  Traffic can be congested at this time.  If you are able to park and walk to meet your child it would help to minimize the number of cars in the front pick up line.

Save the Date

Dooley’s annual Celebrate Reading and Writing Night will be on May 15th from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm  PTA will be sponsoring a book fair on that day.  Sales will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will run all day and during the reading and writing event that evening.

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

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

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

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, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration. Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure.

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 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

Principal’s Message- April 5, 2019

Students came back to school refreshed and ready to learn after spring break.  It has been such a joy to see the positive interactions between peers and high levels of engagement in classrooms.  We hope all of you enjoy the warmer weather this weekend!

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

Our third through sixth grade students will begin to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on April 8th. This test will be given to students throughout the state of Illinois.

Please see the attached letter for more information about the assessment. IAR Parent letter 2018-2019.pdf

Dooley IAR Testing Schedule

Monday, April 8th: Grades 4-6 ELA 1

Tuesday, April 9th: Grades 4-6 ELA 2

Wednesday, April 10th: Grades 3-6 Math 1

Thursday, April 11th: Grades 3-6 Math 2

Friday, April 12th:  Grades 3-6 Math 3

Monday, April 15th:  Grade 3 ELA 1; Grade 5 ISA (Illinois Science Assessment)

Tuesday, April 16th: Grade 3 ELA 2

PTA and Schaumburg Oyanokai

PTA will be meeting at 12:30 pm on Monday, April 8th.

Schaumburg Oyanokai will be meeting at 7:30 pm on Monday, April 8th.

Save the Date

Dooley’s annual Celebrate Reading and Writing Night will be on May 15th.  We hope you can join us.  More details to follow!

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

Ask the Doc – April 10

Dr. Michael Feld, Child/Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrist, will answer your questions on mental health issues, parenting strategies, current medical and non-medical trends in interventions, and/or effects of gaming, sleep and media on child development. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Ask the Doc flyer

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

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

Summer of 54 Camp Opportunities

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, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration. Summer of 54 – 2019 Camp Brochure.

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 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

Registration for the 2019/2020

Registration for the 2019/2020 year is now available through the parent portal.

If you do not have a parent portal account, you should have received an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

Annual Recycling Event- April 20, 2019

Dooley Families! Let’s Go Green! The annual recycling event is coming up on April 20, 2019. Specifics as to what items are accepted and other information can be found here: Annual Recycling Event
9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boomers Stadium