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 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.