December 3, 2021

Buddies showing others how to write their name in Japanese

Today, students had a virtual PBIS assembly to recognize all of their hard work during the last few weeks.  Additionally, our dual language students partnered up with general education classrooms today to teach peers how to write their names in Japanese.  It was a fun to see students work together and learn new things.  

We would like to thank all of our many volunteers who helped to set up, wrap, and work this year’s PTA Holiday Shop.  Students were excited to purchase items for friends and family.  We couldn’t have done this without the support of our families!  

This week’s highlight is Mrs. Kim’s 2nd grade dual language classroom.  Students read the story, Have You Filled A Bucket Today, and discussed how they can spread kindness by filling other people’s buckets with love and appreciation.  Hope you enjoy seeing how these little Dooley Dragons spread kindness! Room 112 Padlet

Fitness Club

Dooley is offering a fitness club this year after school! It starts December 9th and runs every Thursday  to January 27th  . Students will stay active and participate in fun PE activities. It starts at 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm in the gym. Transportation is not provided for this club. A ride will need to be arranged for your child to be picked up at 4:00 pm at door # 1. There is a limited amount of space so the club participants will be randomly pulled!!!

Who: 2nd grade students
Where: Meet in the gym
When: Thursdays after school (December- January) from 3:00-4:00PM
Please complete this Google Form if you are interested in joining! =

Notes from the Nurse

Smile Illinois  (the mobile dentists) are again offering OPTIONAL dental exams and cleaning for students who qualify.
This year’s clinic will be held at Campanelli School on Jan 25, 2022 during school hours. Parents will be notified of the appointment time. Unfortunately, parents must provide transportation to Campanelli school. Please return your child’s permission form if interested.


As a reminder, zoom is available only for students who are quarantined.

Vaccination Status

If your child is fully vaccinated, please send a copy of their vaccination card to school (attention Nurse Johnson) or email to [email protected]

Schaumburg Oyanokai

S.O. will meet on December 13th at 7:00 on Zoom.  Please see below for the link.  


Meeting ID: 823 7704 6428

Passcode: DOOLEY

Families, please note, there will not be a read aloud for December.  We hope to have one in January!

Winter MAP Testing

Our kindergarten, third, and fourth grade students worked hard this week during testing.  Winter MAP testing will continue next week for first, second, fifth, and sixth grades.  We ask that you please remind your child to charge their device the night before testing and eat a good breakfast the day of their test.  We are excited to see the growth from all of our students!  Please see below for details:

  • 1st and 2nd Grades
    • Math:  Tuesday, December 7th
    • Reading:  Thursday, December 9th
  • 5th and 6th Grades
    • Math:  Tuesday, December 7th
    • Reading:  Thursday, December 9th

Free SHIELD Testing

District 54 is offering free COVID-19 SHIELD drive-up testing to all students and staff. Please note that ANY student or staff member can get a test regardless of their participation in the weekly SHIELD surveillance testing.  Please note:

  • The test is the same saliva-based test used in surveillance testing. 
  • Individual being tested never leaves their car.
  • Results are available within 24 hours.  
  • Individuals will be contacted with a phone call from the District office the next business day following testing with results.

Testing is available all school days from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at School District 54 – Rafferty Administration Center located at 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. More information can be found here: 

COVID Dashboard

With suburban Cook County now in a level of high community transmission of COVID-19 (Cook County Department of Public Health), District 54 has decided to create COVID Dashboards on each school’s website to provide families and staff with a transparent summary of instances of COVID-19 reported to District 54. A positive case indicates that the student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Please report cases of COVID-19 to our school so that we can initiate contact tracing.
Parents/guardians of students identified as close contacts will be contacted directly to discuss next steps. District 54 will update these dashboards by 3 p.m. on Fridays when school is in session. Dooley COVID Dashboard

Covid Updates and Symptom Monitoring

At this time, staff and students will not be completing a daily digital screener each day. In order to ensure we are keeping all staff and students safe please monitor your child’s health each day and keep them at home should they display any symptoms listed below. All individuals are required to stay at home while symptomatic and are encouraged to test for COVID-19. Please notify our school office or nurse if you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19. Symptoms include:
·       Fever (Temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F/38 degrees C)
·       New Cough
·       Shortness of Breath
·       Sore Throat
·       New Loss of Taste or Smell
·       Vomiting
·       Diarrhea
·       Muscle or Body Aches from an Unknown Cause
·       Fatigue from an Unknown Cause
·       New Onset of Moderate to Severe Headache

Dates to Look Forward to

November 30th-December 9th: Winter MAP Testing
December 6th:  Holiday Hat Day
December 7th:  Festive Sweater Day
December 7th:  PTA Dining Night @ Cinnaholics 11am-8pm…be sure to check out the special ‘Dragon Roll’
December 8th:  Character Day…dress like your favorite book or movie character
December 9th:  Holiday Sock Day
December 10th:  Winter Sports Day
December 13th:  PTA Meeting @ 6:00;  S.O. Zoom Meeting @ 7:00
December 22nd:  Winter Break Begins @ 2:30
January 10th:  School Resumes