April 1, 2021

Author Ashley Spires Visual from Ashley's Spires presentation

One of our Magnificent Moments this week was hosting author, Ashley Spires, for an all school webinar. During her presentation, she read her book, The Most Magnificent Thing, talked about her creative process as an author and illustrator, and even answered questions from our own Dooley Dragons. We would like to extend our gratitude to Ms. Frieders, for organizing this opportunity for our school.

Our classroom highlight this week is Mrs. Takahashi’s dual language kindergarten. Students had fun writing about spring and learning about 2-dimensional shapes this week. We hope you enjoy the room 103 Highlight!

As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow, April 2nd. Tuesday, April 6th is also a non-attendance day. We hope you enjoy the nice weather this weekend! 

Dining Night Out

Enjoy Lou Malnati’s and support the PTA!

Order from Lou Malnati’s on Wednesday, April 7th and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Dooley PTA.  Use the Roselle location for lunch and dinner or the Barrington location for dinner.  Make sure to mention the flier or use the promo code for online orders! Dooley Elementary School PTA 4-7 SB.BR_.pdf

Lou Malnati's Flyer

Mindful Magnificent Evening

If you missed Tuesday’s Magnificent Mindful Evening, not to worry…videos are still viewable for families.  Click HERE for links to videos showcasing how to fold a paper crane and read alouds of Sadako and Yoko’s Paper Cranes.  We hope you enjoy this Mindful Magnificent Evening!

Screenshot of Paper Crane Night Activities

2021-2022 Registration

Registration for the 2021-22 school year opened on Monday, March 29.

Infinite Campus Portal. Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes. If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 13 inviting you to create one.

As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the $50 consumable fee for 2021-22, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2021-22 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program.

Information about busing will be mailed the first week in June. Should you have any questions, please our office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Students Returning to In Person Learning

If your child is new to in person learning, please be sure to complete the emailed self-screener each morning.  Be sure to send your child with an extra mask, lunch, and water bottle each day.

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Parent Information_ Hybrid Arrival_Dismissal.pdf 

Please have your child(ren) line up in the classroom location assigned. As a reminder, students must maintain social distancing and be wearing a mask. Parents are asked to wear a mask when on campus.  There are painted yellow lines already spaced out for distancing. We ask that you please do not stand with/next to your child so that we can adhere to safe social distancing protocols while waiting to come into the building. Students will be welcomed in at 8:30, with a staggered entrance procedure. Students should not be on school property prior to 8:25.  At the end of the day, students will exit the same door they entered.

IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) 

Each spring, students in District 54 take federally mandated assessments (IAR) designed to help school districts understand how our students are growing academically.  This year, the English Language Arts and Math Assessment for grades 3-8 will be given at school over three days between April 5th and April 23rd.  The classroom teachers will communicate the specific days your child will be testing. Remote learners are not required to test, however, if you would like to bring your child into school for testing please reach out to Ms. Conway at 847-357-2099.  Remote learners will be provided with alternate lessons during the three testing days. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support as we complete these assessments.

Important Dates

April 2nd:  Non-attendance Day

April 6th: Non-attendance Day, Election Day

April 7th:  PTA Dining Night Out – Lou Malnati’s

April 12th: PTA Meeting @ 5:00 Zoom Link