April 30, 2021

photos from Arbor Day including planting a tree

This week we are feeling very grateful!  Students spent time sending kind emails and writing notes of appreciation. Staff enjoyed reading these thoughtful messages all week. Additionally, Mr. Rizzetto planted some flowers near our front entryway…our school looks beautiful and inviting!  Lastly, we are grateful for our partnership with the Village of Schaumburg, who planted a tree in celebration of Arbor Day and spent time talking with our 3rd and 4th grade students.  What a magnificent week it has been!

Our classroom highlight this week is Tufexis’ sixth grade dual language classroom.  Students have prepared slides to tell about their learning and collaborating from the week.  Please enjoy the Room 113 Highlight!

As a reminder, please be sure to make your selection for the 21-22 school year if you have not already done so.  Please see below for details. 

Families, please continue to wear a mask when picking up and dropping off your children. Our playgrounds and parking lots can get congested at times.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

Tonight is Virtual Culture Night!  We hope to see you on Zoom at 7:00.

2021-2022 Enrollment Options

You received a communication from me on Monday, 4/19/21 detailing our 2021-2022 enrollment options for your child. The close of the enrollment window is 5/14/21. This is a reminder to parents to make their enrollment selection for next fall in the Infinite Campus Portal.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call directly at 847-357-6250

District 54 Education Foundation Golf Outing: June 14

The District 54 Education Foundation is excited to return to the Schaumburg Golf Club on Monday, June 14 for our 24th Annual Golf Outing to benefit School District 54 students and their families. Join us for a round of golf, various contests, 50/50 cash raffles, lunch, dinner and great company. Register or sponsor today:

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.

District 54 Home Olympics

Physical Educators from across District 54 invite you to take part in this year’s Field Day from the comfort of your own home or backyard the week of May 3rd-May 7th.  All stations can be created using materials from around your home.  Find time for fun on one night, or make the fun last all week!   We have also teamed up with the District 54 Grizzlies, our Special Olympics team, to add adaptations for students who need them so we are sure everyone can participate!  We look forward to seeing your photos and comments on each school’s Padlet

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.

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.

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

Enjoy Andy’s Custard and support the PTA!

Purchase a cool treat from Andy’s Custard on Wednesday, May 5th and the PTA will receive $1 per treat.  Simply present this flier to ensure the PTA receives credit. 05.05.2021 Fundraiser Flyer – Dooley Elem.pdf 

Dooley PTA is celebrating everyone’s birthday!

All students will receive their birthday book during the last weeks of school.  In-person students will select their books during lunch while virtual students will have one sent home.  Thank you for supporting the PTA!

Dooley PTA Needs Help

Our PTA is seeking to fill the role of secretary.  Please reach out to the school at 847-357-6250 if you are interested or have questions.

Schaumburg Oyanokai

Tonight is Virtual Culture Night from 7pm-8:15pm! Koto, Taiko, Karate, Origami, Go Zoom Link

Each event last 15min with some hands on activities! 2021 CultureNight Draft v2.pdf 

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。

Flyer for Japanese Culture Night

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 the 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