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Principal’s Message

Posted May 26th, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Good morning Collins Community,

 

We hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend.  Please see below for a few important updates.

 

Track and Field Day:

Field Day will be on Friday, June 5th.  Our fabulous PTA is providing a free hot lunch to 1st through 6th grade students that fill out the order form (form attached if you need an extra).  The lunch is one slice of pizza and a freeze pop.  The lunch and popsicle will not be provided to students that have not turned in an order form.  You can purchase an additional slice of pizza for $2.00.  Please be sure to send  a separate lunch with your child if they do not order pizza for that day. An order form was sent home with Mrs. Trandel’s kindergarten classrooms in error.  We are sorry about any confusion that may have caused.  We are hoping for a warm day and if we are fortunate enough for this, please make sure your child has a water bottle and applies sunscreen prior to coming to school that morning.

 

T’was the 12 Days Before Summer Vacation:

We have gotten a little creative this school year for our final countdown of days until summer break.  “The 12 Days Before Summer” countdown will begin on Wednesday, May 27th.  Any of the activities that are listed below that may ask that students bring something from home or wear something,  is completely optional. Your child’s classroom teacher will be further explaining each day to your students.   If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher.

 

Wednesday, May 27th                    Dress Like Anybody (friend, teacher, character)

Thursday,  May 28th                         How Well Do You Know Your Teacher Quiz

Friday,  May 29th                               Students Teach for a Day

Tuesday, June 2nd                            Eyeglass Day

Wednesday,  June 3rd                    Chicago Sports Team Day

Thursday, June 4th                           Estimation Day

Friday, June 5th                                  Track and Field Day

Monday, June 8th                             Thank You Day

Tuesday, June 9th                             Buddy Read

Wednesday, June 10th                   Yearbook Day

Thursday,  June 11th                        Name That Tune TV edition

Friday, June 12th                               Crusader Spirit Day (wear as much blue K-5, 6th grade wearing white)

 

Non-Attendance Days:

Please note that there is no school on Monday, June 1st is a non-attendance day for students.

 

District 54 Foundation Event:

Be sure to mark your calendars for a fun night out with the family.  The District 54 Foundation will be doing a fund raiser at the Schaumburg Boomers game on May 29th at 6:30 in the evening. Please see the attached flyer for details.

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 29th – 5/6 Music Performance 6:15 PM  and 7:15 PM

June 1st – Non-attendance day

June 2nd – 6th Grade Celebration

June 5th – Track and Field Day

June 12th – Last Day of School

 

Have a great day!

 

Nell Haack         Bekcy Rodriguez

Principal                Assistant Principal

 

Principal’s Message

Posted May 18th, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Good morning Collins Community,

 

We hope you all had a great week. The Collins staff certainly felt loved last week during Teacher Appreciation Week. Every day brought a new treat for us to enjoy, Thank you!  Please read the important information below and in the most recent edition of the Collins Clips attached.5-15-15 Collins Clips

 

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council: 

Join District 54 bilingual parents and EL teachers for the final Bilingual Parent Advisory Council meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30 – 7:30 at the Early Learning Center. New parents are always welcome! There will be a presentation on summer learning and a review of the School District 54 Title III Grant proposal for the 2015-2016 school year. See the attached flyer for more details.

 

Crossing Guard Safety Tips:

As the children begin to spend more time outside, we wanted to share some safety tips from the Schaumburg Police Department.  Please take a few minutes to review the attached tips with your child.  We are certain it will help prevent some accidents from happening.

 

District 54 Foundation Event:

The District 54 Foundation is hosting a Family Night Out at the Schaumburg Boomers Game on May 29th at 6:30.  See the attached invitation for more information.

 

Last Day of School: 

Just a reminder that due to the cold and snow this past winter we utilized our emergency days. Therefore the last day of school is Friday, June 12th . Please note that this is a full school day with dismissal at 3:00 PM.  This is also the last day of school for kindergarten students following their regular hours.

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 20th – PTA Change over dinner and meeting  6:30 PM

May 25th – No School Memorial Day

May 29th – 5/6 Music Performance 6:15 PM  and 7:15 PM

June 1st – Non-attendance day

June 2nd – 6th Grade Celebration

June 5th – Track and Field Day (volunteers needed)

June 12th – Last Day of School

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Nell Haack                 Rebecca Rodriguez

Principal                          Assistant Principal

Principal’s Message

Posted May 4th, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Good afternoon,

 

What a beautiful day!  We hope you are able to get out and enjoy the weather with your families.  Our staff and students had a busy week. It was wonderful seeing so many students and families attend our Celebrate Reading and Writing event this past Thursday.   Thank you to our wonderful PTA for organizing and running the book fair and ice cream social and to our staff who all worked hard with our students to prepare and showcase their work. We have concluded our MAP testing and are extremely proud of the efforts of all of our students. We also completed the End of Year ELA PARCC tests and will be finishing the math portion of this assessment on Monday and Tuesday.

This week is National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week.  Since 1984, National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the teachers who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. I feel extremely fortunate to be working at Collins alongside such a dedicated staff each day.  Please join our Collins PTA in celebrating our amazing staff!

Half Day May 6th:

Please remember that there is a half-day of school on Wednesday, May 6th.  Students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM, and there is no school for kindergarteners that day.

 

Seven Seas Collins Art Show:

Join us to celebrate the artwork of our students! On Wednesday, May 6th, Collins will be hosting a Seven Seas Themed Art Show. The show will run from 5:30 – 7:30. Students from grade levels 1-6 should all have framed artwork presented at the show.

 

District 54 Foundation Event:

The District 54 Foundation is hosting a Family Night Out at the Schaumburg Boomers Game on May 29th at 6:30.  See the attached invitation for more information.

 

Last Day of School: 

This past winter, District 54 canceled school five days  due to the cold weather and/or snow. Whenever we cancel school, we add a day to the end of our school calendar. Therefore the last day of school is Friday, June 12th . Please note that this is a full school day with dismissal at 3:00 PM.  This is also the last day of school for kindergarten students following their regular hours.

 

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 evening programs scheduled for May.

 

  • Merengue Away. This dance class is for children in early childhood through sixth grade and their parents. It will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Stevenson School.
  • Concussions: Risks and Intervention. Jill Dorflinger, a pediatric neuropsychologist for Alexian Brothers, will discuss typical brain development and the best interventions if your child suffers a concussion. This class for parents only will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center.

 

If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 6th – Half Day dismissal @ 11:40  No School Kindergarten

May 6th – 7 Seas Art Show in Collins Gym

May 25th – No School Memorial Day

May 29th – 5/6 Music Performance 6:15 PM  and 7:15 PM

June 1st – Non-attendance day

June 2nd – 6th Grade Celebration

June 5th – Track and Field Day (volunteers needed)

June 12th – Last Day of School

 

Have a super weekend!

 

Nell Haack                 Rebecca Rodriguez

Principal                          Assistant Principal

 

Principal’s Message

Posted April 27th, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Good afternoon,

We hope that everyone had a wonderful week!

6th Grade Celebration:

Please be sure to get your RSVP to the 6th Grade Celebration in by May 1st so our amazing committee is able to plan accordingly.

PARCC Testing: 

The end of the year PARCC testing will take place in the next two weeks for all 3rd  through 6th  grade students. As with any assessment, our students are much better able to show what they know if they get plenty of sleep the night before testing and a healthy breakfast the morning of testing.  Also, please make sure your child arrives at school on time during the testing.  Any child who arrives after the testing begins will be rescheduled for a make-up test at a later time. Thank you in advance for your continued support. The testing schedule is as follows:

 

April 29th  – Literacy Part 1 for 3rd through 6th grade

5th and 6th  – 8:45 AM

3rd and 4th  – 12:00 PM

 

April 30th  – Literacy Part 2 for 6th grade only

6th  – 9:45 AM

 

May 4th –  Math Part 1 for 3rd through 6th grade

5th and 6th  – 8:45 AM

3rd and 4th  – 12:00 PM

 

May 5th  – Math Part 2 for 3rd through 6th grade

5th and 6th  – 8:45 AM

3rd and 4th  – 12:00 PM

 

Registration:

If you have not had a chance to send back your school registration yet, please do so as soon as possible.  Having these forms will help us as we begin to make class placements for the upcoming year.  Also, if you have a neighbor with a child headed to kindergarten in the fall, please feel free to let them know that we are accepting registration for kindergarten during regular office hours.

 

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 evening programs scheduled for May.

  • Merengue Away. This dance class is for children in early childhood through sixth grade and their parents. It will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 5 at Stevenson School.
  • Concussions: Risks and Intervention. Jill Dorflinger, a pediatric neuropsychologist for Alexian Brothers, will discuss typical brain development and the best interventions if your child suffers a concussion. This class for parents only will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center.

If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

 

Instrumental Music Enrollment:

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students.  Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.  More information will be available at the enrollment meetings (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend).  If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at school.

Monday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.                           Addams Junior High

Monday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.                           Eisenhower Junior High

Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 P.M.                           Mead Junior High

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 P.M.                    Frost Junior High

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 P.M.                    Keller Junior High

 

Enjoy the weekend.

 

Sincerely,

Nell Haack     and    Becky Rodriguez

Principal                        Assistant Principal

 

Principal’s Message

Posted April 6th, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Good afternoon Collins Community,

 

It was wonderful to have the students back to school this past week and see true signs of spring weather.   It was definitely a busy week back as we are gearing up for the spring MAP tests.  We have reminded our students that they have all the tools they need to be successful on the spring MAP test.  We know all of our students have the ability to not only meet their individual growth targets but to exceed them.  The specific classroom testing schedule will be sent out tomorrow. Thank you all for your continued support from home.  Please see the most recent edition of the Collins Clips attached.4-03-2015 Collins Clips

 

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 is one more evening program in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. This event is free and free child care is also available.

 

•             Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.

 

If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

 

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.  If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

April 8th – May 1st  – MAP testing

April 8th – Madness Basketball Shoot Out 5:00-7:00 PM in the gym

April 15th – Kindergarten Round Up @ 3:00 PM in the gym

April 27th – May 8th  – PARCC Testing

April 30th – PTA meeting and Celebrate Reading and Writing 6:00-8:00

 

Have a great week!

 

Nell Haack    and     Becky Rodriguez

Principal                       Assistant Principal

4th Annual Collins Crusader Madness Shootout

Posted March 19th, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Collins Families,

We are excited to be having our 4th Annual Crusader Madness Shootout.  Each student from Collins will team up with 1 family member during a basketball shooting contest. They will have 90 seconds to hit as many shots as they can from different spots on the floor. Each spot is worth a different amount of points. Please click on the link to get more information about this fantastic event Crusader Madness Shootout 2015.

Here are the event details:

Date: Wednesday, April 8th

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm

 

 

Principal’s Message

Posted March 9th, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Good afternoon Collins Community,

 

It was so wonderful seeing all of you last night at our annual Collins Fun Fair!  Our PTA worked hard to organize this fun evening event and the students had a blast. We would like to send a huge thank you out to Mrs. Gagliardi for organizing this event and all of the parent and teacher volunteers that made it successful. Please read the attached Collins Clips3-6-15 Collins Clips for information on upcoming events and opportunities.

 

On Monday, March 9th, we will begin the state-wide PARCC assessment. We know that the students will put for their best effort and their scores will reflect the hard work and dedication that they’ve exhibited throughout the year.This should not be a stressful time for our students. Making sure they get enough sleep and have a filling breakfast will help a great deal.  Please help ensure your child gets to school on time.  Any student that arrives late to school will not be able to join their class in testing for that session.

 

PARCC Testing Schedule:

Third and fourth grades will be taking the tests in the afternoons.  Fifth and sixth grades will be taking the tests in the mornings.

March 9th, 10th and 11th all 3rd – 6th grade classes will take the ELA (English Language Arts) PARCC assessment

March 12th and 13th – 5th and 6th grade classes will take the Math PARCC assessment

March 16th and 17th – 3rd and 4th grade classes will take the Math PARCC assessment

 

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.  If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.

 

5Essentials Survey:

Due to weather conditions and school closings across the state over the past several weeks, we have decided to extend the 5Essentials survey window by one week.  The survey will now remain open through March 20th.  We are hoping 20% of Collins parents will take the survey.  We are currently at a 14% response rate.  You may access the survey at the following site: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/.

 

Important upcoming dates:

Mar. 9th  – 6th grade band concert  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

Apr. 3rd – No School

 

Enjoy the warmth and sunshine today!

 

Nell Haack   and    Becky Rodriguez

Principal                      Assistant Principal

 

Principal’s Message

Posted March 2nd, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Good evening,

 

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.

 

PARCC testing

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.

 

5Essentials Survey 

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

 

Schools closed Thursday, Feb. 19

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Mrs. Hart

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All after-school and evening activities at schools on Feb. 19 are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 19 will be held.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

  • The Campanelli YMCA will offer a drop-in program for any child in kindergarten through sixth grade at its facility at 300 W. Wise Road in Schaumburg. The cost is $38 per child. Children will be engaged in active games and activities throughout the day and will have the opportunity to use the gym and the pool.  Please send your child with a lunch and a drink.  Register at drop off or reserve your spot today.  Visit http://www.campanelliymca.org for more information.
  • The Schaumburg Park District will offer care at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. The program is available only to children currently registered in the KASPER or Kapers program and is offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children will enjoy crafts, games, gym activities, swimming and an afternoon snack. Please send a labeled swim suit, towel and sack lunch (reminder, we are peanut free). The cost is $38/child.  Fees will be collected at the time of sign in at the CRC. Visit www.parkfun.comfor more information.
  • The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer child care for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road. Students will take a field trip to Poplar Creek Bowl. The cost is $38 per child. Registration is available online using code #156415 (click here) or at the Triphahn Center Ice Arena service desk in the morning. You MUST show proof of registration if you registered online. Breakfast will not be served and children must bring a sack lunch and drink. Please contact Jessica at jsenne@heparks.org with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents.

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Principal’s Message

Posted February 9th, 2015 by Mr. Meyer

Dear Collins Community,

 

It has been another great week of learning at Collins.  Please ask your child about the fabulous interactive assembly we had on Tuesday with Mr. Steve Harpster. The students had fun drawing along with him using letters and numbers.  We hope that with the warmer temperatures in the forecast, the students can continue to enjoy the snow. Please read the attached Collins Clips for important information2-6-15 Collins Clips.

 

Kindergarten Registration:

Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year will be held this coming Thursday,  February 12th .  Registration will take place at Collins from 9:00 – 11:00, 1:00 – 2:30 and 6:00 -8:00.  Please check the district website at http://sd54.org/registration for the types of documentation needed for registration. We will also be having an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 pm for parents interested in knowing more about the structure of full day kindergarten. If you have friends and neighbors with preschool age children, please share these important dates with them.

 

Information on Measles:

In light of the recent news regarding measles at a Palatine child care facility, District 54 is sharing with all families this Measles Fact Sheet from the Cook County Department of Public Health. At this time there have been no reported cases of measles in District 54. Should there be a case of measles at your child’s school; parents/guardians would be notified.

 

Measles is a highly contagious disease. However, more than 99% of our students are vaccinated against this disease and the measles vaccine is highly effective.

 

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of measles, has been exposed to measles, or has been diagnosed with measles, please notify us. In addition, all students should remain at home anytime they have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater).

 

If you have specific questions about your child’s health, please contact your personal physician.

 

Valentine’s Day:

We will be having our classroom Valentine’s Day parties on Friday, February 13th from 1:30-2:30.  The PTA room representatives and party volunteers have been working very hard to plan fun activities for our students to enjoy during this time.  As a reminder, please do not send any treat bags or food items attached to cards in with your child to be passed out.  No food items will be going home with students.

 

5Essentials Survey: 

As a way to continuously improve, District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey.  The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

 

If you have more than one child at a school, you should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names.

 

If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. Many thanks to our parents who have already completed the survey. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. We currently have a parent response rate of 9%.

 

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  between Jan. 12 and March 13, 2015.

 

Important upcoming dates:

Feb.  11th  – Half-day for Teacher In-service; No Kindergarten,  1st – 6th grade student dismissal @ 11:40 AM

Feb.  12th  – Kindergarten Registration

Feb. 13th – Valentine’s Day classroom parties 1:30-2:30 PM

Feb.  16th  – No School – Presidents’ Day

Feb. 18th – Kindergarten Information Night @ 6:30 PM

Feb. 24th  – Collins Science Fair (see Clips for details)

Feb. 25th – ¾ Music Performance  @ 6:15 and 7:15 PM

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Nell Haack     and    Becky Rodriguez

Principal                       Assistant Principal