January 27, 2023
Girl with Gratitude Rock
This kindergartener is proud to show her gratitude rock that she received after listening to the story, Gratitude is My Superpower.

Students had fun playing in the snow at recess this week!  Our classroom highlight is Mrs. Walz’ dual language kindergarten. Students were busy learning and having fun.  We hope you enjoy the Room 101 Highlight!

Linked below, you will find information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.  We kindly ask our families to participate in this survey for Thomas Dooley Elementary.

Earth Day Shirts!

Earth Day ShirtQR Code for Earth Day Shirts

Earth Day (April 22nd) is coming soon! You can order a shirt personalized with Dooley School 2023 by following the link below. Orders are due no later than February 16th.  Thank you!

You can order your shirt here to participate in this shared order:

Orders MUST be placed by the deadline date of 02/16/2023!

Each person will pick and pay for what they want, and all of your group’s items will be shipped together to your Group Leader after 03/03/2023.

How Does This Work?

Watch a video walkthrough or read more here:

If you need any help or have questions, please contact your Shared Order Group Leader: Kelly Velasco
Your Shared Order ID: SOS38599

Dooley PTA Information

Thanks to Marla’s Lunch and our wonderful parent volunteers we are able to offer Fun Lunch twice a week! Some fun lunch options coming up include: Buona Beef, Panda Express, Culver’s, Corner Bakery and more! Orders must be placed by Tuesday 9 a.m. for service the following week. Register your account (click on Create an Account and enter the password of TD351 for Dooley) at and begin placing your orders.

Click here to join the PTA. And BOOKMARK OUR LINKTREE!

We are on TwitterSlack, and Insta. Email [email protected]


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 March 31, 2023, at

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. Note: the survey will time out and you will need to start over if you don’t finish in one sitting.

If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. 

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SO Japanese Lunch Volunteer Signup:

Become a Member of SO:

Now available!  Become a District 54 Paraprofessional Using a Short-Term Paraprofessional License.

Have you always wanted to work full-time in District 54?  Have you always liked the idea of assisting a teacher or helping a student reach their full potential?  If you hold a high school diploma (or the equivalent) you are now qualified to become a District 54 Paraprofessional through the short-term paraprofessional license.  It is simple to apply for this license and the information is available here.  Be sure to visit the District 54 website and click on the Careers button to apply!

Adult ESL Classes 

District 54 is offering classes to learn how to speak English. These classes are for all parents who are interested in learning Basic English conversation skills as well as beginning reading and writing skills in English. Classes will run Wednesdays from February 8th to March 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm at Aldrin Elementary School. Click here to learn more in Polish, Spanish, Ukrainian or English.

Become a District 54 Substitute – Our Children Need You

Make a difference in the lives of children by signing up to become a District 54 substitute teacher. All you need is a bachelor’s degree (in any major) or 60 college credit hours. Visit today to become part of the District 54 team. Contact Diana Peters at 847-357-5035 or [email protected] for more information.  

Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

District 54 will hold kindergarten/new student registration for the 2023-24 school year by appointment only. Starting Wednesday, January 25, 2023, families that have a student currently enrolled in District 54 can register incoming kindergarten students through their Parent Portal account. Families new to District 54 can register through the link on our website ( ).
Once your online registration is complete, please contact our school office to schedule your in-person appointment to complete your student’s registration and provide documentation. If you have any questions, please call us 847-357-6250.

2023 Personal Assessment of Core Competency – LAST DAY

District 54 is committed to ensuring not only the academic success of each child, but also their social-emotional wellbeing. Your insight as a parent/guardian is essential in creating the most well rounded picture of your student’s strengths and opportunities for growth. To gather your perspective, District 54 will send families of students in grades 3-8 an email link for each child to the District 54 Personal Assessment of Core Competency Survey on Monday, January 9th.  Thank you in advance for participating in this survey, as we believe the home-school collaboration is critical to best support your child’s overall well-being.

Dates to Look Forward to

February 8:  S.O. Where are they now? Zoom @ 7:00

February 17:  Half-Day 11:40 a.m. dismissal for students

February 20:  Non-attendance day