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Principal’s Message- October 26, 2018

Tuesday’s Trick or Trot was a great success. Students completed 550 laps!   It was fun to see so many students and families staying active after school. Thank you to all who participated in this event!

Thank you for sending in donations for Dooley’s Fall Food Drive supporting SD54’s Food Pantry.  Please continue to send in non-perishable items through October 30.

Vision and Hearing

Vision and hearing screening will be taking place at Dooley on Tuesday October 30.

Students in grades 2, 4, 6 and special education students will have vision screening and students in K, 1, 2, 3 and special education students will have hearing screening. It is important to note that vision screening at school is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by a doctor. Children who wear glasses and/or under the care of an eye doctor do not receive vision screening at school. Please feel free to contact the school nurse anytime during the school year for a vision or hearing screening if you have a concern.

Dooley Fall Food Drive

School District 54 Food Pantry is partnering with Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital for our food drive.  Please bring food items from October 22nd – October 30thPlease see the food drive flyer for more information.

Halloween

Dooley’s Halloween celebration will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31st.  Students must bring their costumes to school on that day.  Please make certain that students are able to change into their costumes by themselves within a reasonably short time.

We will have a costume parade that begins promptly at 12:45 p.m.  If weather permits, our parade will be outside.  We will parade outside of the building exiting the front doors, down Norwood Street to Bradford and back to the school.  Parents are welcome to watch our parade from the designated area outside the front of the school OR line up along Norwood Street.  Our staff and students enjoy spectators along the route.  In case of inclement weather, parents are invited to watch the parade in the gym at 12:45 p.m.

Halloween is a fun and special time of year for many children.  In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, please keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Costumes may not be worn to school
  • Weapons and ‘look alike’ weapons are prohibited
  • Refrain from costumes that depict violence (no fake blood or gore, please)
  • No excessive make up should be worn to school
  • Do not bring hair coloring sprays to school
  • Be certain your child can see through his/her mask

A party arranged by the PTA Halloween party planners and helpers will take place following the parade in classrooms.  Only party planners and party helpers who are assigned to support in classrooms will be allowed in the building during parties.

Dismissal for Wednesday will be at the regular time (2:30 p.m.).  Students will not be expected to change clothes prior to their departure.  We appreciate your support in following these guidelines so Halloween is enjoyable for all.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Principal’s Message- October 19, 2018

We hope you all had a wonderful week and enjoyed the fall temperatures and sunshine.  We are looking forward to seeing many of you at tonight’s Fun Fair!  There are many fun activities the PTA has planned including a haunted house, science lab, DJ, and much more.  It is sure to be a blast!

Don’t forget to join us for Dooley’s Trick-or-Trot from 5:00-6:30 on Tuesday, October 23rd!

Vision and Hearing

Vision and hearing screening will be taking place at Dooley on Tuesday October 30th.

Students in grades 2, 4, 6 and special education students will have vision screening and students in K, 1, 2, 3 and special education students will have hearing screening. It is important to note that vision screening at school is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by a doctor. Children who wear glasses and/or under the care of an eye doctor do not receive vision screening at school. Please feel free to contact the school nurse anytime during the school year for a vision or hearing screening if you have a concern.

Dooley Fall Food Drive

School District 54 Food Pantry is partnering with Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital for our food drive.  Please bring food items from October 22nd – October 30thPlease see the food drive flyer for more information.

Halloween

Dooley’s Halloween celebration will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31st.  Students must bring their costumes to school on that day.  Please make certain that students are able to change into their costumes by themselves within a reasonably short time.

We will have a costume parade that begins promptly at 12:45 p.m.  If weather permits, our parade will be outside.  We will parade outside of the building exiting the front doors, down Norwood Street to Bradford and back to the school.  Parents are welcome to watch our parade from the designated area outside the front of the school OR line up along Norwood Street.  Our staff and students enjoy spectators along the route.  In case of inclement weather, parents are invited to watch the parade in the gym at 12:45 p.m.

Halloween is a fun and special time of year for many children.  In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, please keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Costumes may not be worn to school
  • Weapons and ‘look alike’ weapons are prohibited
  • Refrain from costumes that depict violence (no fake blood or gore, please)
  • No excessive make up should be worn to school
  • Do not bring hair coloring sprays to school
  • Be certain your child can see through his/her mask

A party arranged by the PTA Halloween party planners and helpers will take place following the parade in classrooms.  Only party planners and party helpers who are assigned to support in classrooms will be allowed in the building during parties.

Dismissal for Wednesday will be at the regular time (2:30 p.m.).  Students will not be expected to change clothes prior to their departure.  We appreciate your support in following these guidelines so Halloween is enjoyable for all.

Math Night: Escape Room – October 24

Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

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

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Volunteers Needed this Friday, October 19!

We are getting really excited for this year’s Fun Fair, this Friday!  We are still in need for about 40 more volunteers.  Most volunteers are needed to help run games, which is really easy!  If you could spare an hour of your time, we do offer a free food or drink when you volunteer!  We are also looking for at least one more adult to be a witch in the Haunted House.  The last hour is covered and are looking for someone for the first hour.  Please e-mail Shannon Harrigan at sharrigan1979@nullgmail.com if interested in being the witch.  Please go to the link for all other volunteer opportunities.  http://signup.com/go/yKunOHu  If you have a junior high student please e-mail, as well. They are volunteering in an area with an adult.

 

Dooley Food Drive- October 22-30, 2018

Dooley Food Drive- Dooley Food Drive Printable Flyer

School District 54 Food Pantry is partnering with Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital

Please bring food items from October 22nd – October 30th

Mission Strike Hunger: Making each CAN count towards nutrition

Suggested donation product list:

Cooking/Baking Necessities

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar
  • Tomato Sauces

Meat Meals

  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Tuna
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tuna Helper

Sides

  • Whole-wheat Pasta
  • Stuffing
  • Brown Rice

Soups/Canned Items

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Spaghettios
  • Ravioli
  • Macaroni and Cheese

Breakfast

  • Oatmeal
  • Low Sugar/High Fiber Cereal

Condiments

  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Jelly
  • Salad Dressings
  • Gravy
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pickles

Miscellaneous

  • Instant Lunches
  • 100% Juice
  • Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Desserts

Other Products to Donate:

feminine products, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, Kleenex, paper towels, dish soap, laundry soap, other cleaning supplies,

diapers (all sizes), baby food, and baby wipes

*Please make sure to check the expiration date before donating*

To help keep a healthy community we highly suggest searching for:

High Fiber
Reduced/Low Fat
Fat Free
Low Sodium/No Salt
Whole Wheat
Low Calorie
Low Sugar
Trans-Fat-Free
Lean/Extra-Lean Meat
Whole Grain

 

Principal’s Message- October 12, 2018

While it was a short week of school, we had many exciting things happening! Today’s Donuts with Dad was a great success. We enjoyed seeing families spend time together before the start of our school day. Thank you to all of our parents who volunteered to help set up, serve, and clean up. We also had our first PBIS assembly.  Students learned that this month’s school wide goal is focused on building relationships with others, having respectful interactions, and recognizing personal emotions.  We will be focusing on these themes in our weekly social emotional learning lessons.

Important Message from our PTA:

Dooley families it’s time for our fun fair on Friday, October 19!  We have many fun activities planned such as the haunted house, science lab, a DJ, glow in the dark tattoo artist, face painting, many games and more.  We are looking for a lot of volunteers.  Adult and high school volunteers, please use the link below to sign up.  6th grader and junior high volunteers, please send in permission slips or email Shannon at sharrigan1979@nullgmail.com

http://signup.com/go/yKunOHu

Halloween

Dooley’s Halloween celebration will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31st.  Students must bring their costumes to school on that day. Please make certain that students are able to change into their costumes by themselves within a reasonably short time.

We will have a costume parade that begins promptly at 12:45 p.m. If weather permits, our parade will be outside. We will parade outside of the building exiting the front doors, down Norwood Street to Bradford and back to the school. Parents are welcome to watch our parade from the designated area outside the front of the school OR line up along Norwood Street. Our staff and students enjoy spectators along the route. In case of inclement weather, parents are invited to watch the parade in the gym at 12:45 p.m.

Halloween is a fun and special time of year for many children.  In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, please keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Costumes may not be worn to school
  • Weapons and ‘look alike’ weapons are prohibited
  • Refrain from costumes that depict violence (no fake blood or gore, please)
  • No excessive make up should be worn to school
  • Do not bring hair coloring sprays to school
  • Be certain your child can see through his/her mask

A party arranged by the PTA Halloween party planners and helpers will take place following the parade in classrooms.  Only party planners and party helpers who are assigned to support in classrooms will be allowed in the building during parties.

Dismissal for Wednesday will be at the regular time (2:30 p.m.).  Students will not be expected to change clothes prior to their departure.  We appreciate your support in following these guidelines so Halloween is enjoyable for all.

Math Night: Escape Room – October 24

Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

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

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

 

Principal’s Message- October 5, 2018

Check out our feathers,
each one unique.
They tell you our stories,
through our drawings they speak.
Together our feathers lift us,
a set of wings and so much more.
Together they are better because
TOGETHER WE CAN SOAR!
-unknown
#whatliftsyoudooley

Girl in front of wings

Thank you to Mrs. Thomas and all of our students for creating our beautiful wings.  It has been exciting to see our students take their pictures and share what makes them happy.  Please post your photos and #whatliftsyoudooley on Twitter or Instagram and tag @DooleySchool54.

Thank you for taking the time to join us for parent teacher conferences the past two days!  We know that the partnership we have with our parents is critical to the success of our students.  Thank you for all you do to support your child and our school!

PTA & Schaumburg Oyanokai

Please join us for our PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m.  Following our PTA meeting, Schaumburg Oyanokai will be meeting at 7:30.

October 12: Donuts with Dads 7:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.

October 19th: Fun Fair 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Parents – Oct. 9

As you know, District 54 is committed to ensuring the academic success and social-emotional well-being of all students. This fall we introduced a new social-emotional learning curriculum at all grade levels focused on the belief that each child deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged.

We value our relationships with our students’ parents as we work together to support the children in this community. Therefore, District 54 will host a presentation for parents and other adults in our community about the negative effects of bullying and what we can do as a community to create a culture of kindness and respect.

Humanity Rising is partnering with Kirk Smalley of Stand for the Silent to deliver this powerful message in October, National Bullying Prevention Month. Mr. Smalley will talk about how his own son committed suicide after being bullied.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at our Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Click here to access the flyer for the event.

We hope you will make plans to join us. And please reach out to us if there is ever anything we can do to better support your child.

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

How to Raise Resilient Children – October 11

Jacqueline Rhew, the co-author of Successful Parenting, will talk about creating a custom plan for raising independent children into adulthood, with strategies for increasing motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement. This presentation is intended for adults only and is presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs . This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018, in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, 2nd floor, Schaumburg. How to Raise Resilient Children Flyer

Math Night: Escape Room – October 24

Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

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

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets

 

Principal’s Post- September 28, 2018

Our students and staff are getting excited to discuss student progress across all areas including academics and social emotional success at our upcoming conferences.  On Thursday morning, a file will be sent to your email containing the fall MAP report for your child. Students will have an 11:40 dismissal on Thursday, October 4th and no school on Friday, October 5th and Monday, October 8th.  We are looking forward to seeing you at conferences!

PTA & Schaumburg Oyanokai

Please join us for our PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m.  Following our PTA meeting, Schaumburg Oyanokai will be meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Parents – Oct. 9

As you know, District 54 is committed to ensuring the academic success and social-emotional well-being of all students. This fall we introduced a new social-emotional learning curriculum at all grade levels focused on the belief that each child deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged.

We value our relationships with our students’ parents as we work together to support the children in this community. Therefore, District 54 will host a presentation for parents and other adults in our community about the negative effects of bullying and what we can do as a community to create a culture of kindness and respect.

Humanity Rising is partnering with Kirk Smalley of Stand for the Silent to deliver this powerful message in October, National Bullying Prevention Month. Mr. Smalley will talk about how his own son committed suicide after being bullied.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at our Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Click here to access the flyer for the event.

We hope you will make plans to join us. And please reach out to us if there is ever anything we can do to better support your child.

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

How to Raise Resilient Children – October 11

Jacqueline Rhew, the co-author of Successful Parenting, will talk about creating a custom plan for raising independent children into adulthood, with strategies for increasing motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement. This presentation is intended for adults only and is presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs . This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018, in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, 2nd floor, Schaumburg. How to Raise Resilient Children Flyer

Math Night: Escape Room – October 24

Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

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

Principal’s Message- September 21, 2018

It looks like the weather will be perfect for a run or walk this weekend. We hope to see many of you at SD54’s Run to Read on Sunday. Dudley the Dragon will be making an appearance at the mascot race, so please be sure to cheer him on!

Our fall conferences will be on Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th. Teachers have sent home conference notifications with your child’s scheduled time. Our PTA will be hosting a book fair in the gym during conferences.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

District 54 Dual/Immersion Parent Night

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

Schaumburg Parent University – Happiness Advantage Class Sept. 27

Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.

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.

We hope you have a nice weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!

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

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

 

Principal’s Message- September 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

District 54 Dual/Immersion Parent Night

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

Meeting the Needs of All Children

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

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

Run to Read 5K

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

Schaumburg Parent University – September classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for September. Please note that child care is always available.

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

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

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

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