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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.

Principal’s Message- January 11, 2019

Dooley students holding up notes from parents

We have had an amazing start to the 2019 school year.  Our students started their week off being cheered on and welcomed by staff, participated in a school wide assembly, and have been engaged in their work all week.  Maya Angelou’s quote “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” resonated with me this week as our students opened their letters of gratitude from their families during Monday’s assembly.  Thank you for partnering with us to share your kind words and help to make each and every Dooley student feel so very special.

We are excited to share that Mrs. Mandarino and her family welcomed a baby boy, Eric, this past December.  While she is enjoying her time at home with her new baby, Mrs. Priscilla Buchanan will be supporting us.  We are happy to have her Dooley these next few months!

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

On Monday we kicked off our 21 day challenge. Over the next few weeks staff and students will be working on 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.

Learning how good outcomes in adulthood are connected to strong emotional regulation and resiliency skills in childhood – 5:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 14

This educational seminar will focus on teaching parents of children and adolescents concrete skills towards improving emotional regulation, problem-solving skills, and nurturing resiliency for optimal functioning in school, extracurricular activities, and social life. Adults only.

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

 

Principal’s Message- December 21, 2018

Students in Ms. Massingill's and Mrs. S. Kim's class worked collaboratively to write kind notes and read to each other.

It has been a fun filled week at Dooley.  We started out with a beautiful performance from our Early Instrumental Music students, enjoyed kindergarten caroling, and students spent time working collaboratively with their buddy classrooms.  Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who joined us this afternoon for our classroom parties.  Fun was had by all!

Winter break starts officially at 3:00pm today.  We will resume classes on Monday, January 7.

On behalf of the entire Dooley staff, we wish all our families a wonderful winter break and a happy and healthy New Year.  We hope that everyone is able to take some time to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family!  We will see you in 2019!

Happiness Advantage

Over the past 5 weeks, we have spent time in school learning about and practicing five Happiness Tactics:  Meditation, Acts of Kindness, The Fun 15, The Doubler, and 3 Gratitudes. You can read more about these on page 77 of your Family Reading Guide.  Beginning on January 7th, our staff and students will start a 21 Day Challenge.  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 will be focusing on a 21 day challenge as a classroom.  Students in grades 3-6 will have individual calendars to plan out their 21 day challenge.

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.

Learning how good outcomes in adulthood are connected to strong emotional regulation and resiliency skills in childhood – 5:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 14

This educational seminar will focus on teaching parents of children and adolescents concrete skills towards improving emotional regulation, problem-solving skills, and nurturing resiliency for optimal functioning in school, extracurricular activities, and social life. Adults only.

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

Principal’s Message- December 14, 2018

At today’s school assembly, we discussed our Social Emotional Learning theme for the month of December, understanding the feelings of others. Our classroom lessons this month have been focused on this theme.  You can read more about how you can discuss this topic with your child in our Home School Connections. Home School Connection Feelings of Others ENGLISH.pdf Home School Connection Feelings of Others JAPANESE.pdf

We are excited to share that our sixth grade Choir Club and some of our Early Instrumental Music students will be performing the National Anthem at tonight’s Windy City Bulls Game in support of the District 54 Foundation.  We hope to see you there!

Happiness Advantage

At the beginning of this school year, Dooley families received a copy of The Orange Frog Family Reading Guide. Beginning next week, we will spend time with our students focusing on a variety of Happiness Tactics and Habits.  You can read more about these on page 77 of your Family Reading Guide.  This week our entire building focused on practicing mediation.  This tactic is designed to give your brain a break from our busy world.  Dooley students enjoyed some time relaxing and being mindful throughout their week.  Stay tuned to find out what next week’s Happiness Tactic will be!

2019 Multicultural Event Performance Information and Interest Form

District 54 is once again excited to host our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District. Our event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in Schaumburg. During the event, student groups have the opportunity to give performances that reflect various cultures.

If you are interested in performing, please complete and submit the online Performance Interest Form no later than Monday, December 17. More information can be found on the Performance Information Flyer.

If you have questions about the Performance Interest Form or the informational meeting, please contact Nancy Hellstrom at (847) 357-5068 or Nicole Lumpp at (847) 357-5072.

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. During the week of December 17 we will also be administering the survey to all students in fourth through sixth grade, as these are the grades selected by the state. Please see the attached letter for more information about participation in the Survey within District 54. 5Essentials Parent Survey letter 2018.doc

Principal’s Message- December 7, 2019

Kindergarten winter landscape art piece

This week, our kindergarten students worked on creating winter landscapes using paint sticks and cutout shapes. They learned how to use space to show depth in their work.  The picture above was created by Lilia in Mrs. Herbig’s class.

Our students have finished winter MAP testing, with the exception of a few make up tests that will happen early next week.  We are excited to see the growth that students have made.  MAP reports will be sent home prior to winter break.

PTA Announcements

The due date for lunch orders has been extended to Thursday, December 13th.  Please send order forms and payment with your child or drop off in the office by Thursday.

Dooley’s Got Talent 2019 Updates

By now, all the audition participants must have received the confirmation email. If not, please contact Akiko as soon as possible. Please note that the registration is now closed and there will be NO WALK IN ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION. Please understand this is to keep the organization as smooth as possible due to the popularity.  Also, we still need volunteers! If you can help, please contact Akiko Okada.

Happiness Advantage

At the beginning of this school year, Dooley families received a copy of The Orange Frog Family Reading Guide. Beginning next week, we will spend time with our students focusing on a variety of Happiness Tactics and Habits.  You can read more about these on page 77 of your Family Reading Guide.  This week our entire building focused on practicing ‘Fun Fifteen’.  This tactic is designed to oxygenate your brain, release endorphins and strengthen the belief that your behavior matters.  Dooley students enjoyed some extra movement breaks throughout the week to get their heartrates pumping.  Stay tuned to find out what next week’s Happiness Tactic will be!

6th Grade Parent Night at Addams Junior High

Throughout the month of November, Ms. Phelan, the assistant principal at Jane Addams Junior High has visited the elementary feeder schools in preparation for next school year.  Sixth grade students received an overview of a typical day in junior high, learned about the different elective course options and extracurricular opportunities, and had an opportunity to have their questions answered.  Next year’s scheduling is around the corner, so be on the lookout for your child’s elective selection sheet. The elective course selection sheets are due back on December 14.  In addition to helping the students adjust, the junior highs are also offering a parent night to be held on Wednesday, December 12  from 6:00-7:00pm where you can come and learn about your child’s school for next year. For our Dual Language and Chinese Immersion families, there will be a presentation from 5:30-6:00pm that will provide specific information about the program your child is enrolled in.

2019 Multicultural Event Performance Information and Interest Form

District 54 is once again excited to host our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District. Our event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in Schaumburg. During the event, student groups have the opportunity to give performances that reflect various cultures.

If you are interested in performing, please complete and submit the online Performance Interest Form no later than Monday, December 17. More information can be found on the Performance Information Flyer.

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the performances, as well as how you might be able to help with the event.

If you have questions about the Performance Interest Form or the informational meeting, please contact Nancy Hellstrom at (847) 357-5068 or Nicole Lumpp at (847) 357-5072.

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. During the week of December 17 we will also be administering the survey to all students in fourth through sixth grade, as these are the grades selected by the state. Please see the attached letter for more information about participation in the Survey within District 54. 5Essentials Parent Survey letter 2018.doc

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.  We are excited to share that some of our own Dooley students will be performing! We hope you can attend!

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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. We are excited to share that some of our own Dooley students will be performing! We hope you can attend!