Posted November 10th, 2014 by Mr. Meyer
Dear Collins Community -
We ended last week with amazing Halloween parties! A huge thank you to all the help of our PTA volunteers. Thank you so much for your efforts in creating exciting activities for our students, along with providing healthy and delicious treats. It was such fun to see all the creative costumes during our indoor parade. Please find the latest edition of the Collins Clips attached.11-10 -14 Collins Clips
From our PTA Presidents:
We will be holding a general meeting for the PTA on Tuesday at 3:10 directly following school pick up to vote to approve the Nominating committee and amend the budget for the 2014 – 2015 budget. We will meet in the library. This general meeting will take the place of the general meeting that was to be held on December 6th. A PTA meeting is now scheduled for December 3rd at 7:00 PM in the library.
MAP Testing November 17th-December 16th :
The next round of MAP testing begins November 17, 2014. We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year. Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you.
Starting this testing season and similar to how PARCC will be administered to students in grades 3-8, the MAP test will be web-based on a secure browser. This web-based format does not change the test or how student results are calculated, but it does provide many advantages including more question types across broader ranges of levels, better proctoring tools for teachers, and additional reports for teachers so we can continuously improve our instruction based on these results.
We are excited to see the growth our students have made since the fall MAP administration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We will send out the classroom testing schedule next week.
Illinois School Report Cards:
The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals, and also shares other information related to staff and student demographics, the school environment and more. The report card is available in two formats. The At-a-Glance version is posted on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards/. An interactive report card is available online at http://www.illinoisreportcard.com.
The Illinois Standards Achievement Tests are used to measure individual student achievement. The state of Illinois uses the results to report student achievement to the public. Please note that the tests are only one measure of student learning at a particular point in time. The results, combined with other tests (including Measures of Academic Progress – MAP), classroom assessments and teacher observations, help shape the district’s instructional program.
If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-5700. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.
Schaumburg Parent University:
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. There are two classes scheduled for November.
- Family Fitness Night on Nov. 13 at Stevenson Elementary School: While the music is pumping, families will choose different stations to work their muscles and learn about at-home fitness opportunities.
- How to Build a Better Plate on Nov. 19 at the District Office: Alexian Brothers Lead Clinical Dietician Kirsten Johnson will talk to parents and guardians about how to eat right, plan right and shop right.
If you are interested in attending either event, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website athttp://sd54.org/spu.
Important Dates to Remember:
Nov. 10th – General PTA meeting @ 3:10 PM in the library
Nov. 17th – Math Night 6:00-8:00 PM
Nov. 17th – Dec. 16th – MAP testing window
Nov. 25th - Report cards sent home
Nov. 26th – 28th - No School, Thanksgiving
Dec. 3rd – PTA meeting @ 7:00 PM in the library
Nell Haack and Becky Rodriguez
Principal Assistant Principal