November 18, 2022

Students with letters for Veterans and Staff with mugs for American Education Week

Today wraps up American Education Week.  We would like to express our gratitude to our Dooley staff.  Their hard work, dedication and kindness make our school an amazing place to work and learn each day.  Additionally, we extend our thanks to our students and families for their ongoing support and partnership.

Our highlight is Ms. Nowak’s 2nd grade classroom.  This month, Dooley students have taken time to focus on sharing gratitude.  We hope you enjoy reading about what they are thankful for in the Room 109 Highlight!

As a reminder there is no school next week.  We look forward to connecting with families at conferences on Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to stop in the gym for the Book Fair and don’t forget to check out our lost and found table in the main hallway.  

MAP Testing

Winter NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing begins the week of November 28th. All students take one reading and one math assessment.  We know that this data point, along with other data gathered in the classrooms can help us to better understand how students are progressing and how to best support them.  Thank you for your continued support at home to ensure your child can do their best and show their learning. We are excited to see the growth of our Dooley Dragons!

  • Tuesday, November 29th : Math MAP – Grades 1, 2, 5 & 6
  • Wednesday, November 30th: Math MAP – Kindergarten
  • Thursday, December 1st:  Reading MAP – Grades 1, 2, 5, & 6
  • Friday, December 2nd:  Reading MAP – Kindergarten
  • Tuesday, December 6th:  Math MAP – Grades 3 & 4
  • Thursday, December 7th:  Reading MAP – Grades 3 & 4

A Note From Mrs. Thomas

Entries for the Windy City Cluster Art Contest are currently being accepted.  Please see the flyer for details on this art opportunity!

Parking changes

The Village of Schaumburg has approved changes in parking on Lowell Lane and Norwood Lane.  Traffic can be congested on these streets with cars and buses.  The changes in parking can ensure traffic flow is smooth and the safety of our students is prioritized.  These changes will go into effect on November 21st.  Please see the image below to familiarize yourself with the adjustments.  

map of parking changes

Dooley PTA Information

Save the date! Our November dine out event will be 11/22 at Corner Bakery. Dine at Corner Bakery on 11/22 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Be sure to mention Dooley PTA when ordering to give credit. If you are placing an order online use coupon code 659. Corner Bakery will give back 15% of all sales that day back to our PTA!

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, Felicia’s Deli, Panda Express, Culver’s, Corner Bakery and more! Orders must be placed by 9 a.m. for service the following week. Register your account and place orders here!

Our PTA is participating in the National PTA’s “School of Excellence” program, which helps us provide our community with the best possible PTA experience.  Click here to take the School of Excellence survey (available in both Japanese and English).

November is the month of giving and giving back is very important to our Dooley PTA. This year we are giving back by volunteering with Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg on Giving Tuesday, November 29th at 4:30 p.m. Please come help us pack meals and make a difference in our community. All volunteers must be over 5 years old. To sign up to help, register your family here.

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SO Japanese Lunch Volunteer Signup:

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We are currently recruiting families to serve as host families for students from Waseda University in Japan. Students from the university will be volunteering as interns in the Japanese Dual Language Program at Dooley School for 4 weeks. Homestay families will receive a nominal fee for hosting the volunteer interns.

  • Homestay Family Responsible for:
    • Providing transportation for the volunteer intern to/from airport and Dooley School
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with the volunteer intern
    • Providing lunch for volunteer intern on days when there is school
    • Spending time with volunteer intern on evenings and weekends
  • Tentative dates of homestay:
    • Feb. 19 to March 19 for a male intern
    • Feb. 15 to March 25 for a female intern
    • Feb. 26 to March 12 for a female intern
  • Please reach out to Mrs. Schlicher & Ms. Kobari if interested in this opportunity

Dates to Look Forward to

November 21 – 25:  Student Non-Attendance Days

November 21 – 22:  Fall Conferences and PTA Book Fair

November 22:  PTA Dining Night Out at Corner Bakery

November 28-December 8:  MAP Testing Grades K-6

November 29:  PTA Event @ Feed My Starving Children

December 2:  PTA Holiday Shop 

December 5:  Hat Day

December 6:  Pajama Day

December 7:  Sports Day

December 8:  Superhero Day 

December 9:  Dooley Spirit Wear Day