April 23, 2021

Earths drawn by students

We had a fun filled week at Dooley!  It was nice to see so many of our staff and students participating in spirit week with crazy hair, team colors, sports attire, and career day outfits. 

Our classroom highlight this week is Mrs. Abe’s sixth grade dual language classroom.  Students have worked hard to create their own website!  We loved seeing the movie they made with highlights from this week.  Please enjoy the Room 219 Website.

As a reminder, please be sure to complete your enrollment selection for the 2021-2022 school year.  See below for additional information.

2021-2022 Enrollment Options

You received a communication from Dooley School on Monday, April 21st detailing our 2021-2022 enrollment options for your child. The enrollment window will close on May 14th. This is a reminder to parents to make their enrollment selection for next fall in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 847-357-6250.

Spring In-Person MAP Assessment

This spring we will test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool.  The MAP testing window is from May 3rd – May 14th.  The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in-person because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in-person. The purpose of the assessment is to continue to obtain data points on our students and to continue to plan for instruction that meets the needs of each student.

With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.  

Important Details on the Spring  MAP Assessment:

  • Students will be seated with a minimum of 3 feet of social distance
  • Masks will be required
  • Remote students invited to the building to test
  • Parents or caregivers of remote only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time
  • Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from the school 
  • MAP testing does require great focus and stamina on the part of the students; therefore, on the days your child is testing there will not be additional instruction.  

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher for more details.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Committee presents Answers to Your In-Person Learning Questions

Join the District 54 Multicultural Parent Advisory Council on Wednesday, April 28, as they provide answers to your questions about the 2021-22 school year in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish, Telugu and Urdu. The goal of these webinars is to share the successes from the return to in-person learning this year and to answer any questions parents and guardians may have about the 2021-22 school year in their preferred language. Click on the links below to access the Zoom webinars online. If you cannot attend at the dates and times listed below, the presentations will be recorded and posted on the Language and Culture website after the event.

Bengali, Hindi, Urdu Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28

Gujarati Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28

Telugu Webinar: 5:30-6 p.m. April 28

SpanishWebinar: 6:30-7 p.m. April 28​​​​​​​

2021 Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer is right around the corner and the perfect way to enjoy it is to join a Summer of 54 camp! Your child can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, and so much more! T-shirts are included with registration, which is now available in your Parent Portal. Seats fill up fast so sign up now to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! If you would like more information on each camp and the courses, please click on 2021 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure.

District 54 Trick Shot Challenge

Welcome to the Trick Shot Challenge! This challenge is open to all students in D54. Find your favorite hoop, goal, net, or garbage can, and start scoring! Record your favorite shot to the Trick-Shot Padlet below to become #54FAMOUS! Remember to like your favorite shots from across the district! Click on the link below for our trick shot website and padlet. Make sure to check out some of our Mr. Pappas’ trick shots!

D54 Trick Shot Challenge

Band & Orchestra Enrollment for Current 5th graders

District 54 is pleased to offer beginning instruction on band and orchestra instruments to students entering sixth grade for the 2021-2022 school year. The District 54 Instrumental Music Program provides students with one weekly lesson during the school day and one weekly after-school band or orchestra rehearsal at their neighborhood junior high. More details about the program will be shared with students during a presentation during the school day and for families at the enrollment informational meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, April 28th at 7 p.m.  Visit the instrumental enrollment page for more information.

Instrumental Enrollment page:

Japanese Dual Language Families

We are excited to announce that the Department of Language and Culture will offer the Japanese Culture Camp this summer for Japanese Dual Language students entering Grades 1 through 4 in the fall of 2021.

Here is a flyer with additional information about the Japanese Culture Camp. Registration through the Parent Portal opens on Monday, April 19. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions you may have.

Teacher Appreciation Week

PTA needs your help!  We are looking for some volunteers and donations to help us prepare for a wonderful teacher appreciation week.  Click HERE to sign up. 

Parents of Remote Learners:  Please have your child write some kind things about their teacher on the attached beach ball. Include your child’s name and room number on the beach ball.  Please drop off at school or mail to the school by Wednesday, April 28th.  dooley beach ball.docx 

2021-2022 Registration

Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open on Monday, March 29 through the 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.

PTA Auction: April 30th

Save the date for the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs annual auction from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 30. The funds raised will be used for scholarships offered to current D54 students (for summer camps) and alumni (high school seniors). More than 100 items are already available online for you to view at

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Flyer for Japanese Culture Night

Mark your calendars…Virtual Japanese Culture Night is Friday, April 30th from 7pm-8:15pm! Koto, Taiko, Karate, Origami, Go Zoom Link

Each event last 15min with some hands on activities! Stay tuned for details. 

4月30日(金)7時ー8時15分 バーチャルカルチャーナイト、開催です!

箏、太鼓、空手、折り紙、囲碁 各イベント15分ずつで体験コーナー付き!詳細メールをお見逃しなく。

Help us by joining.  If joined already, please tell your friends! Dues will be used for activities such as the Teachers Grant. PayPal or check are accepted and complete form: 


Help us thr Amazon Smile account! A portion of your spend (at no extra fee or cost) would go directly to Schaumburg Oyanokai. Please use the hyperlink below:   Please contact SO president ([email protected]) for questions and concerns. 

Important Dates

April 30th:  PTA Virtual Auction, Virtual Japanese Culture Night @ 7:00:  Zoom Link:

May 5th: Student Non-Attendance Day; Andy’s Frozen Custard Dining Night Out

May 14th: Enrollment Selection Deadline for 2021-2022 School Year

May 28th: Last Day of School