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Earth Day T-shirt Order Forms Due Tomorrow, 2/27/2019

Orders are due tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27, 2019!

Earth Day T-shirt Order Form

We are selling t-shirts to wear on special days, including Earth Day, to show school spirit and to celebrate the importance of taking care of the earth. This year, we are offering a Navy t-shirt with a design that has a painted look of a beautiful mountain scene on the side of an elephant.

If you would like to order a t-shirt for you and/or your child(ren), please fill out the above order form and return the form and $11.00 per t-shirt, for sizes Child Small-Adult XL, to Dooley’s Library by Wednesday, February 27th.  See form for exact prices of larger sizes and other important information. You can pay in cash or by check. Please make checks payable to Dooley School. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Velasco at KellyVelasco@nullsd54.org

photo of Earth Day T-shirt

Principal’s Message- February 22, 2019

This week we enjoyed seeing Dooley students showcase their talents at the Dooley’s Got Talent show.  There was incredible dancing, singing, tumbling, and so much more.  We are so proud of all our students’ unique abilities.

Yesterday evening, our Board of Education recognized Dooley 3rd grader, William, for his recent musical accomplishments.  We are so proud of him!  Please see the District 54 Visions Newsletter for more details.

If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.  Thank you to all of the parents who have participated in this survey!

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Please join us for Japanese Culture Night.  This event will be held at Dooley on Friday, March 1st from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Some of the things to look forward to include: karate lessons, tea ceremony, Kato Railroad models, Kakigori, games, Japanese food, and so much more!  There is no charge for admission to this event.

Open Enrollment

Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting our next tour at Dooley for prospective families on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in district 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will now be available online through March 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

English Learner (EL) Kindergarten Information Night

If your child is entering kindergarten and you speak another language at home, we would like to invite you to attend the EL Kindergarten Information Night, Tuesday, February 26th.  The program will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road.  Childcare is available for ages 3 and up.

During the evening, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the programs for English Learner Kindergarten students, Dual Language Programs in District 54 and the language assessment process.   If you, or someone you know, will have a student attending Kindergarten in September, we hope that you will join us for this informative night.

Principal’s Message- February 15, 2019

Thank you for joining us at conferences these past two days. It was great to see our students lead out conversations with their families about their progress and goals thus far. We couldn’t be more appreciative of the support that you provide and the quality of our school and family relationships. We enjoyed capturing photos of families together, showcasing artwork and musical compositions, and seeing families participating in the PTA sponsored Book Fair.

Dooley parents, we hope you can help:  If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, February 18th due to the President’s Day Holiday.  We hope you enjoy the long weekend.

Notes from the Nurse

Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentist:  The Smile Illinois program will again be providing exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment and sealants to eligible students. This is an optional program offered to students at any grade level on Thursday, March 21st.    The site is Campanelli School,  310 so Springinsguth Rd.   Parents must provide student transportation. Please contact the School Nurse, Mrs Johnson at 847-357-6260 with any questions.

PTA Hot Lunches are Rescheduled

Due to last week’s cold days, our PTA has rescheduled two lunches.  The new dates will be:

  • Pizza Lunch on May 30, 2019  (originally scheduled for January 31st)
  • Fun Lunch on May 31, 2019  (originally scheduled for February 1st)

Open Enrollment

Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting our second tour at Dooley for prospective families on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in district 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

 

Earth Day T-shirts on Sale Now!

Earth Day T-shirt Order Form

We are selling t-shirts to wear on special days, including Earth Day, to show school spirit and to celebrate the importance of taking care of the earth. This year, we are offering a Navy t-shirt with a design that has a painted look of a beautiful mountain scene on the side of an elephant.

If you would like to order a t-shirt for you and/or your child(ren), please fill out the above order form and return the form and $11.00 per t-shirt, for sizes Child Small-Adult XL, to Dooley’s Library by Wednesday, February 27th.  See form for exact prices of larger sizes and other important information. You can pay in cash or by check. Please make checks payable to Dooley School. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Velasco at KellyVelasco@nullsd54.org

 

photo of Earth Day T-shirt

 

Principal’s Message- February 8, 2019

It was great to be in school for a full 5 days this week. Students have been working hard to prepare for student led conferences, which will be held on Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th. In addition to sharing academic celebrations and goals, Dooley students will be discussing goals for their social and emotional learning. Each class has spent time reflecting on the SEL themes that have been introduced this year and making commitments for the remaining months of school.

A student's District 54 Student Promise handwritten

If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

PTA Hot Lunches are Rescheduled

Due to last week’s cold days, our PTA has rescheduled two lunches.  The new dates will be:

  • Pizza Lunch on May 30, 2019  (originally scheduled for January 31st)
  • Fun Lunch on May 31, 2019  (originally scheduled for February 1st)

PTA and Schaumburg Oyanokai

Our next PTA meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th at 12:30 p.m.  Schaumbug Oyanokai will be meeting on Monday, February 11th at 8:00 PM

Open Enrollment

Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting two tours at Dooley for prospective families; Wednesday, February 13 from 9:00-11:00AM and Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in district 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

 

Principal’s Message- February 1, 2019

Well the weather this week certainly was something that we will remember for a long time.  We hope that despite the cold you enjoyed some time as a family perhaps reading, playing games, or baking.  We are looking forward to hearing all about this week’s adventures when our students return on Monday.

If you have not taken the 5 Essentials Survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation.  It provides us with valuable feedback.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

Hot Lunch Rescheduled

The January 28 Obento lunch has been rescheduled to February 5. No refund option is provided for this reschedule. All the orders are carried over to February 5.  Schaumburg Oyanokai apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you always for supporting Schaumburg Oyanokai.

Yearbook Orders

If you are interested in ordering a yearbook please see the attached flier for pricing.  There is a discount for orders placed by Monday, February 4.  Yearbook2018-19Reminder.pdf

Open Enrollment Fair Cancelled

The Open Enrollment Fair scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled due to the weather.  Applications for Dooley’s Japanese/English dual language and Early Instrumental Music program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting two tours at Dooley for prospective families; Wednesday, February 13 from 9:00-11:00AM and Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30-2:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in District 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the Japanese/English dual language or the Early Instrumental Music program, please call us at 847-357-6250.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., will talk through the seven themes of his stress management workbook. Learn how to recognize and challenge your thinking errors as well as learn about the Safety Seeking Behaviors that you often find yourself doing that keep you stuck in stress, even if you feel good doing those behaviors. Adults only.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

New Kindergarten Registration

Registration for all new kindergarteners, for the 2019-2020 school year, will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00 pm, at your neighborhood school. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

  • Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration  to begin your registration before February 6th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th.

Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

  • Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2014 (State of Illinois regulation).

Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 6, 2019.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2019-2020, and reflect name and addresses within the boundaries of District 54.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

At least one of the following documents:

  • The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

And at least two of the following documents:

  • Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

If you have registration questions, please us at 847-357-6250.

Schools closed Jan. 30-31; after-school activities cancelled Jan. 29

Due to the dangerously cold wind chill, District 54 is cancelling all after-school and evening activities today, Jan. 29. This does not include the after-school childcare programs at our schools run by the park districts and YMCA.

In addition, District 54 schools and the Rafferty Center will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31. After-school and evening activities are also cancelled on Jan. 30 and 31, including the Open Enrollment Fair. When schools are closed for a full day, the child care programs are also cancelled at our schools. People interested in open enrollment schools for their children, click here to view the list of school visitation dates and times.

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control, such as extreme weather, sometimes dictate that we close. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 15,000 students we serve and our employees can get to school safely whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -55.

For more information about our notification procedures and a link to our Severe Cold Weather Response Plan, visit our School Cancellations page.

Childcare Options

  • The Campanelli YMCA, 300 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg, will offer a drop-in childcare program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade on THURSDAY ONLY. The YMCA will be closed on Wednesday. For Thursday – the cost is $40 per child for YMCA members and $45 for nonmembers. Send your child with a lunch and a drink. Registration occurs at the Y front desk, limited on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer childcare for children in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The cost is $50 per child. Registration is on a first-come/first-served basis. Register online at heparks.org and use code 156415-AA for Wednesday or code 156415-AB for Thursday. You can also register at drop-off at the Triphahn Center front desk, 1685 W. Higgins Road.

Principal’s Message- January 25, 2019

We hope you had a wonderful week despite the chilly temperatures. Please mark your calendars, student-led conferences will be happening on Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th.  Please look for your child’s conference notification reminder in the next few days.  We hope you can join us as students share out their progress and goals.

Please remember that Wednesday, January 30th is a half day for our students.  Dismissal is at 11:40 and the students will not be eating lunch at school.

Health Update

The flu season has arrived and we would like to do all we can to keep our school and students safe.  Please see the attached letter for details about what to look for and when to keep your child home.  As always, please feel free to contact our school nurse if you have questions.  Is My Child Too Sick To Go To School Revision (002).docx

Happiness Advantage

Students near completion of their 21 day challenges. This past week our staff and students have continued practicing one of the 5 tactics we have learned about: The Doubler, Gratitudes, Acts of Kindness, Mediation, and the Fun 15.  We know that by practicing these tactics for 21 days or longer we can create healthy habits and retrain our brains for more happiness.  Students in grades K-2 are focusing on a 21 day challenge as a classroom.  Students in grades 3-6 have individual calendars to plan out their 21 day challenge. Please ask your child about what tactic they are working on and encourage them to continue working towards their 21 day challenge this weekend. On Monday we will finish this challenge and will be celebrating as a school.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. This week students in fourth through sixth grades participated in the student survey.  Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., will talk through the seven themes of his stress management workbook. Learn how to recognize and challenge your thinking errors as well as learn about the Safety Seeking Behaviors that you often find yourself doing that keep you stuck in stress, even if you feel good doing those behaviors. Adults only.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

New Kindergarten Registration

Registration for all new kindergarteners, for the 2019-2020 school year, will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00 pm, at your neighborhood school. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

  • Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration  to begin your registration before February 6th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th.

Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

  • Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2014 (State of Illinois regulation).

Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 6, 2019.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2019-2020, and reflect name and addresses within the boundaries of District 54.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

At least one of the following documents:

  • The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

And at least two of the following documents:

  • Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

If you have registration questions, please contact your neighborhood school.

Open Enrollment Fair

District 54 invites parents to its annual Open Enrollment Fair on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The fair will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.  Applications are due March 8th in order to be considered for one of the open-enrollment school. Information in regards to the different open-enrollment schools is on our district website.

All After School Activities and the 1/2 Bowling Night are Canceled Today

All after school activities and the 1/2 Bowling Night are canceled today, January 22, 2019.

Principal’s Message- January 18, 2019

This month our social and emotional learning lessons have been focused on culture, perspectives, empathy and bullying.  Talking to your children at home can help to reinforce these important social and emotional life skills.  For more information about these topics please see this month’s Home School Connection letters.

Culture and Perspectives English.pdf

Culture and Perspectives Japanese.pdf

Empathy and Bullying English.pdf

Empathy and Bullying Japanese.pdf

As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!

Due to the timing of inclement weather approaching – we will be cancelling all after school and evening activities today, January 18, 2019. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Calling all who can crochet, knit, sew, or weave! Dooley needs you! If you are interested and can come in to Dooley during the week, please contact Mrs. Thomas through email: KristinThomas@nullsd54.org  Thank you!

Happiness Advantage

Students and staff have completed their second week towards our 21 day challenge. Over the next week our staff and students will continue practicing one of the 5 tactics we have learned about: The Doubler, Gratitudes, Acts of Kindness, Mediation, and the Fun 15.  We know that by practicing these tactics for 21 days or longer we can create healthy habits and retrain our brains for more happiness.  Students in grades K-2 are focusing on a 21 day challenge as a classroom.  Students in grades 3-6 have individual calendars to plan out their 21 day challenge. Please ask your child about what tactic they are working on and encourage them to continue working towards their 21 day challenge this weekend.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. This week students in fourth through sixth grades participated in the student survey.  Thank you for taking time to participate in this.

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

Literacy Night – 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23

Come join us for a night of interactive writing where your family’s creativity is in control of the story line. Clues will lead you to special treats as well as a keepsake. Parents and students, aged preschool – eighth grade, are welcome.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

New Kindergarten Registration

Registration for all new kindergarteners, for the 2019-2020 school year, will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00 pm, at your neighborhood school. If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 and your family is new to District 54 please read what you need to do to register for kindergarten.

  • Families new to District 54 should go to http://sd54.org/registration  to begin your registration before February 6th.  Print the confirmation you receive and bring it to your neighborhood school on February 6th.

Current District 54 families, with new kindergarteners, need to register through their Parent Portal account.

  • Along with the printed confirmation, you will need to bring your student’s original birth certificate (no copies) showing the student was born on or before September 1, 2014 (State of Illinois regulation).

Families new to District 54 must provide proof of residency on February 6, 2019.  All documents provided must be current, valid for 2019-2020, and reflect name and addresses within the boundaries of District 54.  Below are items that are needed to prove residency:

At least one of the following documents:

  • The most recent real estate tax bill for residency showing owner as the taxpayer, or a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date, or a closing statement for the purchase of the residence.

And at least two of the following documents:

  • Illinois driver’s license, gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection, public assistance documentation, voter registration card, home or vehicle insurance certificate, Illinois automobile registration, or receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

If you have registration questions, please contact your neighborhood school.

Open Enrollment Fair

District 54 invites parents to its annual Open Enrollment Fair on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The fair will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.  Applications are due March 8th in order to be considered for one of the open-enrollment school. Information in regards to the different open-enrollment schools is on our district website.