March 24, 2023

Students at the Windy City Bulls Game

What a fun week it has been!  Dooley 2nd grade students put on a wonderful SEL concert.  Their songs focused on being responsible, mindfulness, and positivity.  The audience couldn’t help but smile!  We also enjoyed seeing our 5th and 6th graders at Addams Junior High School for their orchestra concert.  Students worked hard preparing their pieces.  

On Tuesday, Dooley Club Unify students had the opportunity to cheer on the Windy City Bulls players before the game.  It was fun to see many families at this District 54 Takeover supporting the Crisis Fund.  

This week we would like to highlight Mrs. Bach.  Mrs. Bach supports students in small group literacy and math instruction.  We hope you enjoy reading about the things her students have been learning. Mrs. Bach’s Highlight

Spring break begins at the end of the day today. Students return on Monday, April 3rd.  We hope everyone has a relaxing and fun week.   As a reminder, there is no school on Tuesday, April 4th and Friday April 7th.  

Notes from Nurse Johnson

Students in kindergarten, second and sixth grade are required to have had a dental exam within 18 months of May 15th of the current school year. 

Dental Examination Form (Spanish Dental Form). Please send a paper or electronic copy of the results to the attention of Maureen Johnson RN Dooley Nurse ([email protected])

Dooley & Hale Mindfulness Walk

Sign Up here

Come join both the Hale Wolves & Dooley Dragons on a Mindfulness Walk in an effort to support the District 54 Food Pantry! 

When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 4pm

Where: Hale School (Meet on the black top)

There will be a path located behind Hale that goes through the neighborhood with checkpoints that focus on different mindfulness techniques. The walk will begin shortly after 4pm. 

Who: All Hale & Dooley Families are welcome 🙂 

There will be raffle tickets to purchase and be put towards specific prizes that you are interested in! The proceeds will be donated to the District 54 Food Pantry. The raffle tickets will be drawn at the end of the walk. 

3 Raffle Tickets- $1

5 Raffle Tickets- $2

10 Raffle Tickets -$5

Mindfulness Walk Flyer

PTA Offers Summer Scholarships

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) is once again offering scholarships for District 54 students who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences in summer programs and camps. Students are eligible to apply if they are currently in kindergarten through seventh grade and if they have a parent or guardian who is a current PTA member at the school the child attends. Click here for more information and to access the PTA Scholarship Applications. The application is due by Friday, April 7, 2023. Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program up to $125. Parents/guardians are responsible for registering their children for the camps and then the PTA will forward the scholarship checks directly to the summer program. 

Celebrate Reading and Writing

Celebrate Reading and Writing Night Flyer

Dooley PTA Information


Time is running out! If you haven’t already uploaded your 6th grader’s baby pic, upload it now. Click here.

We created a quick survey of some of the fun things our kids do both in and out of school.  We will put the results in the yearbook. TAKE THE SURVEY – click here.


Be on the lookout for a special thank you letter for your child to work on for their teacher. These will be turned into a book and given to all teachers on the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week. 

We are also collecting money for end of year teacher gifts this year. If you would like to contribute to the teacher gift for your child’s class CLICK HERE!


Will you be doing some spring cleaning during Spring Break? Have clothes that no longer fit your family? Donate them and earn money for our Dooley PTA! Gently used and new clothing/shoes will be collected on April 26th!


To any families who haven’t created Marla’s lunch account, you are missing out! Please follow the instructions attached and create an account. It is easy to order lunches and you’ll see many great selections. Fun lunch is twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please feel free to contact Marla’s lunch for any questions about online accounts.


It is time to nominate board members for our 23-24 school year PTA Board. Please follow the link to nominate someone you think might be interested.

We created a quick survey of some of the fun things our kids do both in and out of school. We will publish the results in the yearbook! Have your student fill it out. It only takes a minute. Click here to take the survey.

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. 

Schaumburg Oyanokai

SO Japanese Lunch Volunteer Signup:

Become a Member of SO:

District 54 Summer Camps

Summer is right around the corner and the perfect way to enjoy it is to join a Summer of 54 camp! District 54 students can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, and so much more! Registration will open in your Parent Portal at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, and will close at noon Friday, May 5. (Instrumental Music camp registration will close at noon Friday, May 26.) For more information on the camps offered click on the links below.

Seats fill up fast, so sign up early if you want your children to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! Information regarding camps designed for English learners and students in the dual language programs will be shared the week of April 10.

District 54 Summer Camp Expo – April 19

District 54 invites all families to explore what wonderful summer opportunities our community has to offer at the District 54 Summer Camp Expo. There will be representatives from a variety of organizations with information about summer camps, classes, sports leagues, music lessons and more for your student. The event will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg (adjacent to the District 54 Administrative Office) – please enter through Door C1. 

Coffee & Conversation – April 12

The District 54 Department of Language and Culture invites District 54 families to join us from 5:00-6:00 PM on Wednesday, April 12 to discuss Activities for the Summer. Through this session, we hope to provide families who are new to the country with information about different activities and resources that are available for students and families in the summer. Spanish and Ukrainian translators will be available. If you are able to attend this session in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, please let us know by calling Barbara Velez at (847) 357-5074.

Dates to Look Forward to

March 27-31:  Spring Break

April 4:  Non-attendance day

April 7:  Non-attendance day

April 12: Coffee and Conversations at 5pm

April 19: Dooley & Hale Mindfulness Walk at 4pm

              Summer Camp Expo at 6pm