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News from Collins

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

Track and Field Day:

Track and Field Day will be here before we know it!  We will be watching the weather carefully and hoping that the thunderstorms in the forecast at this point will stay away.  Next Friday, May 27th we would like the students to come prepared with gym shoes, sunscreen, water bottle, and an extra pairs of clothes and socks.  The PTA will be providing popsicle treat for students who have returned the signed permission slip. Please be sure to return the permission slip if you would like your child to receive a popsicle.  If you need an extra copy please call the main office.  It is a regular hot lunch day and therefore the PTA will NOT be supplying pizza as we have done in the past.  Students that did not already purchase a hot lunch for that day should pack their own lunch as usual. I look forward to having a great day and hopefully awesome weather.

Report Cards:

Students in early childhood through seventh grade will not be bringing home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school. District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6. We do encourage parents to visit the parent portal at any time during the year to check grades, assignments and more. Contact the school office if you do not have a sign-on for the portal.

Proud to Be Bilingual: Creating a Strong Native Language Environment in Your Home

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council| May 25, 2016|6:30-7:30p.m.

You are invited to join us on May 25th as Maria Barba, a Golden Apple Award Winning Dual Language teacher in District 54, shares how her parents created a strong native language environment in the home and the positive impact it had on her life. We will also be sharing results from this year’s ACCESS test and information regarding the 2016-2017 Title III state grant. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th and hearing your ideas as we begin to plan for the upcoming school year! Click here for an informational flyer.

Location:   Professional Learning Center |524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

Temat: Jak stworzyć środowisko w domu, aby dziecko czuło się dumne, że jest dwujęzyczne! (Rada Dwujęzycznych Rodziców)|25go Maja, 2016|6:30-7:30 wieczorem

Serdecznie zapraszamy Państwa 25go Maja na przesłuchanie Marii Barba, nauczycielki dwujęzycznej w Dystrykcie 25.  Maria Barba, laureatka nagrody Golden Apple, opowie jak jej rodzice stworzyli domowe środowisko w języku ojczystym i że to miało pozytywny wpływ na jej życie. Podczas spotkania również ogłosimy wyniki tego rocznego testu ACCESS i podamy informacje odnośnie do Title III  State Grant na rok 2016-17.  Czekamy na spotkanie Państwa podczas zebrania i wysłuchania Waszych pomysłów na nadchodzący rok szkolny.

Miejsce:  Professional Learning Center|524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

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Collins Clips

Posted May 16th, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

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News from Collins

Posted May 16th, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

Dear Collins community,

We hope you all enjoyed the weekend. It doesn’t seem like spring has decided to stick around just yet.  It does look like things will start to warm up this week.  We are finishing up our MAP testing this week with the math assessment. We are very proud of the effort our students are showing while completing the final assessments of the year. Thank you for your continued support during our testing.

‘Twas The 12 Days Before Summer (in lieu of the ABC countdown):

As we count down the final days of the 2015/16 school year we have a spirit day attached to each day.  I sincerely apologize for getting this list to you all so late. We will begin our count down tomorrow, Monday May 16th.  Participating in the days that require any preparation at home is optional.

On the 12th day (May 16th)….Dress Like Anybody (friend, teacher, character, )

On the 11th day (May 17th)…How Well Do You Know Your Teacher Quiz

On the 10th day (May 18th)… Crazy Hair Day

On the 9th day (May 19th)…Backwards Day

On the 8th day (May 20th)…Favorite Sports Team Day

On the 7th day (May 23rd)…Game Day

On the 6th day (May 24th)… Hat Day

On the 5th day (May 25th)…Thank You Day

On the 4th day (May 26th)…Buddy Read Outside (weather permitting)

On the 3rd day (May 27th)… Track and Field Day – wear your tie dye shirt

On the 2nd day (May 31st)…Arts and Crafts Day

On the last day (June 1st)… Crusader Spirit Day/6th Day Clap Out (wear as much blue K-5, 6th grade wearing white)

Schaumburg Library Summer Bookmobile:

Mrs. Keane has scheduled the Schaumburg library summer bookmobile to come to Collins three times this summer.  The bookmobile will park in the Collins parking lot and children can check out books.  A library card is not needed to check out books.  The dates are Wednesdays, 6/29, 7/13 and 7/27, from 2:00 to 2:45 PM. Mrs. Keane will be here all three dates to help out.

Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes:

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.

  • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

Collins Clips

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

Please click on the following link to view the Collins Clips for important information on upcoming events.

News from Collins

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

It is hard to believe that May has already arrived.  The sunshine this morning was a pleasant surprise!  This week we celebrate our amazingly hard working staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Both Mrs. Kurtz and I feel extremely fortunate to work alongside such a dedicated and talented staff of educators, and we have no doubt our parent community feels the same. Our generous PTA has planned a week of special treats for our staff to enjoy.  Thank you PTA for taking the time to recognize our staff in special ways this week.  There are many exciting and important things happening in the next few weeks.  Please take a moment to read below and the attached edition of our Collins Clips for important and timely information.

Celebrate Reading and Writing:

Your student(s) has been working hard on creating passion-driven projects throughout the year.  We are very excited to showcase all of their projects tomorrow evening, May 3rd , from 6pm-8pm during our Celebrate Reading and Writing Open House.  We will begin in the gym with our General PTA meeting and then move into the open house classroom sessions from there.   We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

PTA Nominees for 2016/2017 – We need your vote!

The voting for next year’s PTA board will take place prior to the start of our Celebrate Reading and Writing event on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:00 PM.

President – Kim Bending   or  Co-Presidents  – Melissa Revane and Prajakti Gupte

2nd Vice President – Genesia Ferris

Treasurer – Sylvie Salazar

Recording Secretary – Patricia Coyne

Upcoming Assessments:

As we enter the month of May, we will be wrapping up our assessments for this school year.  This week, Thursday May 5th, all fifth grade students will be completing a state-wide science assessment (ISA), which consists of one session given on the computer.

Between May 9th  and May 16th, all students (Kindergarten – 6th grade) will complete the spring MAP assessment, one in reading and one in math given on separate days.  Please click here to see our specific daily schedule.

Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes:

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 upcoming evening programs.

  • The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
  • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!

The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities.  Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

News from Collins

Posted April 25th, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

Dear Collins community,

We hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weekend.  We had such a wonderful turn out for our Annual Collins Fun Fair this past Friday night.  Mrs. Gagliardi, her committee and all the volunteers made it a tremendous evening for all!   Please see below for some updates and new information.

Student Enrollment Forms:

Student Enrollment Forms for the 2016-2017 school year were mailed to each family.  Forms need to be returned to the school office with any updated/corrected information.  This will allow our office to update your information for the upcoming school year.  If you have misplaced the form, please contact our main office to request another be mailed to you.  If the Student Enrollment Forms are not returned to the school office, students cannot be enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year.

Pennies for Patients:

This week, April 25th -29th, Collins School is participating in Bring The Change: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society coin drive and spirit week.   Students have the opportunity to bring in coins and dollars throughout the week while also participating in spirit days corresponding to the daily coin collections.  The students do not have to donate in order to participate in the spirit days.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pajama Penny Day

Put some pennies in the pockets of your favorite pajamas!

Neon Nickels

Day

Wear your brightest neon and bring in nickels!

Dazzling Dimes Day

Donate dimes and wear something shiny or unique!

Crazy Quarters Day

Wear crazy socks to school today and cash in your quarters!

Team Up For Leukemia

Wear your favorite team’s gear and collect coins and dollars.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Micholson or Sheila Gummerson.

Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes

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 upcoming evening programs.

•             The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.

•             Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!

The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities.  Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org . To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

5,000 Purse Collection for Mother’s Day:

Thank you all so much for the amazing donations and thank you to Mrs. Sowa for all the time she spent putting all of this together. The Collins Community has a long history of generosity and this new endeavor proved that once again.  Today ended the collection of gently used or new purses that will be filled with toiletries and items one often carries in her purse to be given as gifts to women in need for Mother’s Day.  The donations will be given to PHD, The Preservation of Human Dignity.  Their Baby Closet sees 25-30 women in need every week and they already expressed appreciation of our support.   Mrs. Sowa is able to deliver over 65 filled purses tomorrow, April 26th, to The Preservation of Human Dignity.

Collins Clips

Posted April 18th, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

Please click on the following link to view the Collins Clips for important information on upcoming events.

News From Collins

Posted April 18th, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20th:

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Tie-Dyed T-Shirts For Field Day 2016:

We are excited to be offering Tie-Dying during art class for grades k-6. We will be making t-shirts for this year’s Field Day at Collins School.  If you would like your child to participate, you will need to complete 3 steps.

  • Please obtain an appropriately sized blank white t-shirt for your child. (One shirt per student). Your child’s first name should be written on the inside collar of the t-shirt.
  • The t-shirt should be placed within a gallon sized zip-lock type plastic bag. The student’s first and last name should be printed clearly on the bag.
  • Have your child bring in the t-shirt and zip-lock type bag to their homeroom teacher by Friday, April 22nd .

We will be tie-dying t-shirts in art class starting the week of April 25th.  Students will wear the shirts on Field Day!

If you would like to donate extra blank white shirts to students that are unable to bring in their own, please have your child bring the shirts to the art room (room 111).

Celebrate Reading and Writing:

Your student has been working hard on creating passion-driven projects throughout the year. Please consider coming to support your student on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6pm-8pm during our Celebrate Reading and Writing Open House. Click here to see the flyer for more information on this exciting evening.

PTA Nominees for 2016/2017 – We need your vote!

The voting for next year’s PTA board will take place prior to the start of our Celebrate Reading and Writing event on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:00 PM.

President – Kim Bending       or      Co-Presidents  – Melissa Revane and Prajakti Gupte

2nd Vice President – Genesia Ferris

Treasurer – Sylvie Salazar

Recording Secretary – Patricia Coyne

Welcome to Mead Night – for 6th graders attending Mead Junior High next year:

Welcome to Mead Night will be held on April 29th from 6-8pm @Mead Jr. High.  On this night, incoming seventh grade students will have an opportunity to meet students from other feeder schools, enjoy a soft drink, listen to music, sing karaoke, play basketball or ping pong, hear about Mead’s clubs and activities, and be given a guided tour by a staff member and one of the Mead Prep Club and/or Interact Club students.  There is no cost to attend this event.   This event will be well chaperoned.  No current Mead students will attend, with the exception of the Mead Prep, Interact Club members and club/sports representatives.  This night is only for incoming 7th graders.  All transportation arrangements must be made in advance.  Students are expected to be picked up promptly at 8:00 P.M.

Collins Clips

Posted April 4th, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

Please click on the following link to view the Collins Clips for important information on upcoming events.

News from Collins

Posted April 4th, 2016 by Mrs. Hart

Dear Collins community,

Spring is definitely not being consistent with us!  We reminded students today to check the weather each morning so they are dressed appropriately each day, as we do like to get them outside for recess daily.

Collins Student Art Show – April 6

Don’t miss this exciting night of the arts! On Wednesday, April 6th Collins will be featuring the creative artwork of K-6 grade students. Each artwork will be framed and on sale for $20 The PTA will receive $1 for every artwork sold. Profits made by sold artwork will be donated to the PTA. The art show will be held in the gym from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

PTA Nominees for 2016/2017

The Collins PTA would like to announce the following nominees for the 2016-2017 school year.  The following nominees will be voted upon at the general PTA meeting that will take place prior to the start of our Celebrate Reading and Writing event on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:00 PM.  This roster is also posted on the PTA bulletin board located in the front hallway outside of the main office.

Co-Presidents – Kim Bending

Co-Presidents – Stephanie Klopack

Co-Presidents  – Melissa Revane

Co-Presidents –  Prajakti Gupte

2nd Vice President – Genesia Ferris

Treasurer – Sylvie Salazar

Recording Secretary – Patricia Coyne

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing will be taking place during the weeks of April 11th and April 18th for all 3rd through 6th grade students.  The PARCC test consists of 3 English Language Arts (ELA) sections and 4 Math sections (3 for 6th grade).  Each section will take between 60 and 110 minutes to complete, and will be spread out across the two week testing window. 3rd and 4th grades will test in the morning and 5th and 6th grades will test in the afternoon.  Please help your child by ensuring they get enough sleep and are eating a healthy breakfast each morning.  It is extremely helpful if you can refrain from scheduling appointments during the testing time.  We appreciate your continued support and know you will also help by encouraging them to put forth their best effort.

High School District 211 Community Meetings – April 4 and 5

The next series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Hoffman Estates High School on Monday, April 4 and at Palatine High School on Tuesday, April 5.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Student Involvement & Wellness. The final round of meetings on Finances and Facilities will be May 2 at Conant High School and May 3 at Fremd High School. Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year strategic plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first two rounds of meetings, is available online at http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Multicultural Event—April 9

School District 54, the Schaumburg Park District, and the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) will be hosting our annual Multicultural Event from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC—505 N. Springinsguth Rd. in Schaumburg). Please join us for cultural performances by students of School District 54, crafts and games, and food from around the world. Admission to the Multicultural Event is free, and food is available for purchase (cash only). Click here to access the informational flyer.

Schaumburg Parent University – April Classes

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 upcoming evening programs.

  • Using Technology to Support Student Learning:  District 54 instructional coaches Hobbs Behrouzi and Becky Meyer will discuss how our teachers are integrating technology into the curriculum to support students, foster collaboration and differentiate learning.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available.
  • The Truth About Nutrition:  Registered Dietician Samantha Woulfe will explore common facts and myths about nutrition in an interactive workshop for children in third through eighth grade and their parents. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available for younger children.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.