Hello Collins Community –
A huge thank you goes out to our fabulous PTA who sponsored and ran our first outdoor family Movie Night last Friday along with our Summer Reading Recognition breakfast this past Wednesday morning. We had a great turn out at our family movie night and over 200 students enjoyed a healthy breakfast to recognize their summer reading efforts. Yesterday was our final day of MAP testing. Teachers and students will begin goal setting this week. Goals will focus on the students’ highest RIT score as they compare last spring with this year’s fall data. Students will share their goals and progress during conferences that will be held on October 9th and 10th. Please see the latest edition of the Collins Clips attached.9-26-14 Collins Clips
We would like to remind everyone to send lunch to school with your child each morning. While we understand that periodically children will forget their lunch or there is an occasion that you are recognizing with a special lunch, it is extremely busy in the office during the lunch hours and difficult to disperse lunches. We appreciate your assistance with this.
Superintendent’s Article on Senate Bill 16 – District 54 would lose $12.5 million
Several times throughout the school year, District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss writes an article which appears in the Daily Herald, on the District 54 website and in the emails that principals send to their parent community. This month, Superintendent DuRoss wrote about Senate Bill 16. If the Illinois General Assembly were to approve this bill, District 54 would lose $12.5 million, or about $1,000 per student. This would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students. Click here to read the article for more information.
District 54 Executive Director of Special Education Cassandra Williams will discuss the District 54 sexual abuse prevention curriculum during a Schaumburg Parent University parents-only presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. During this presentation, parents will learn about the lessons that District 54 adopted in response to Erin’s Law, which requires child sexual abuse education in school for all children. If you are interested in attending, 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.
Run to Read:
The District 54 Run to Read race will take place this Sunday, September 28, at Dirksen Elementary School. This event includes a 5K competitive race for those interested, as well as a 1 mile family walk and 100 and 400 yard dashes for our younger children. It isn’t too late to register for the event! Please visit our district website for more information (http://sd54.org/runtoread/). All of the proceeds from the Run to Read are used to purchase books for classroom libraries. Mrs. Rodriguez and I hope to see many familiar faces there!
Important Upcoming Dates
Sept. 28th – Run to Read @ Dirksen Elementary School
Oct. 1st – PTA Meeting 7:00 PM
Oct. 9th —Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal @ 11:40 AM No Kindergarten Classes
Oct. 10th —Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
Oct. 13th —Columbus Day – No School
Oct. 17th – Picture Retake Day 1:00-2:30 PM
Nell Haack Becky Rodriguez
Principal Assistant Principal