Posted March 2nd, 2015 by Mr. Meyer
We made it through our first full week in what seems like quite a while. I would like to compliment our students for being so flexible and for following the Crusaders Creed this week. They have been indoors for most of the week at recess due to weather and they’ve done a great job! Please read below for important events and information.
We look forward to seeing you at our Fun Fair this coming Friday. Please remember students must be accompanied by an adult for this event.
Summer STEM Academy
What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.” With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.
The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:
- A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
- Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
- STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
- Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
- An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world
Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt. Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th. Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).
District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun! District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll. Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High. Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.
PTA News- STC Elementary Summer Scholarships
The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers summer scholarships for students of District 54 who are currently in 1st through 7th grades.
Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program/camp up to $125. The parent/guardian must be a member of the PTA at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship by March 1, 2015. See attached for more information.
Schaumburg Parent University – March Class
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. We will host one evening program for parents in March: School Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress. If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
We are beginning to prepare for the PARCC assessment for grades 3-6. The assessment window is from March 9th – 20th. It is essential that students are present at school during this time. Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments or vacations. The specific testing schedule will be sent out soon.
There is still time to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. This provides our school with ways to continuously improve. The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. As of right now our parent response rate is 14% for the 2015 Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. Our goal is 20.0%, we are over halfway there! To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ before March 13th.
Important upcoming dates:
Mar. 3rd – Report Cards go home
Mar. 6th – Collins Fun Fair
6th grade band concert—new date–MONDAY March 9th, 2015 (7:00pm Frost Jr. High gym)
Mar. 9th – Mar. 20th – PARCC Testing 3rd through 6th grades
Mar. 11th – PTA meeting @ 7:00 PM
Mar. 13th – STC PTA Auction
Mar. 23rd – Mar. 27th – Spring Break
We hope you are having a great weekend and staying warm.
Nell Haack and Becky Rodriguez
Principal Assistant Principal