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Principal’s Message 12/10

Dear Collins Community,

The busy holiday season has begun!  This week we will wrap up our winter MAP testing.  We are exceptionally proud of our students for putting forth their very best effort.   A week ago Saturday we had our Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Sing and vendor fair.  We had such a wonderful turnout!  Students, parents, grandparents and staff truly enjoyed this festive day.  Thank you to our fabulous PTA for hosting this amazing event. Specifically, Mr. Nelson and the countless number of volunteers who helped to make our breakfast so successful. We would like to also thank Mrs. Carvell, Mrs. Ross, and Mrs. Stegall for organizing and preparing our students to entertain us throughout the morning with their voices and musical instruments.

Fit for Kids and Fitness Brain Power – Cancelled Thursday, December 13th 
Due to the use of the gym for our holiday shop, both Fitness Brain Power and Fit for Kids will be cancelled this week Thursday, December 13th.

Holiday Shop
The student Holiday Shop will be held during the school day this week on Thursday, December 13th and Friday, December 14th.  Students will visit the shop during the school day.  Please see the schedule below.

The items range in price from $.50 to $11.00 with most items at the $5.00 price point. A budget envelope to fill out and send in money for the shop was sent home with each student.  If you did not receive one, please contact your child’s classroom teacher. PTA parent helpers will be present to assist the students with their shopping needs.   Please email  if you would like to volunteer to help with the Holiday Shop or have any questions.

Holiday Shop Schedule 2018 – Holiday Shop Schedule (2).pdf

5Essentials Survey
District 54 will again be participating in the 5Essentials Survey.  We value this information as a tool to help us continue to improve. We will only receive the results from the parent survey if at least 20 percent of our parents take the survey. The 5Essentials survey now includes fourth- through eighth-grade students.  It is our plan to complete the survey at school prior to winter break. If you do not want your child to participate, please contact me. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 15 2019, at

5Essentials Parent Survey letter 2018.pdf

2019 Multicultural Event Performance Information and Interest Form 
District 54 is once again excited to host our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District. Our event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in Schaumburg. During the event, student groups have the opportunity to give performances that reflect various cultures.

If you are interested in performing, please complete and submit the online Performance Interest Form no later than Monday, December 17. More information can be found on the Performance Information Flyer.

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the performances, as well as how you might be able to help with the event.

If you have questions about the Performance Interest Form or the informational meeting, please contact Nancy Hellstrom at (847) 357-5068 or Nicole Lumpp at (847) 357-5072.

Evento Multicultural 2019 Formulario de Información e Interés para Actuaciones
Una vez más el Distrito 54 está entusiasmado de poder presentar una vez mas nuestro evento multicultural anual en colaboración con el Distrito de Parques de Schaumburg.  Este evento se llevará a cabo el sábado 16 de marzo de 2019 en el Community Recreation Center (CRC) en Schaumburg. Durante el evento, los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de presentar actos grupales que reflejen diversas culturas.

Si usted está interesado en presentar un acto, complete y someta el Formulario de Información e Interés para Actuaciones en línea a más tardar el lunes 17 de diciembre. Puede encontrar más información en el folleto de información sobre actuaciones.

Habrá una reunión informativa el jueves 6 de diciembre a las 3:30 p.m. en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional (524 E. Schaumburg Road). Durante esta reunión, usted tendrá la oportunidad aprender más sobre los requisitos para someter actuaciones y también como usted puede ayudarnos con el evento.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el formulario de interés para presentar actuaciones y/o la reunión informativa, por favor, siéntase en la libertad de ponerse en contacto con Nancy Hellstrom (847) 357-5068 o Nicole Lumpp (847) 357-5072.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan
In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

El Plan del Distrito 54 para Responder a las Inclemencias del Tiempo Frio
Con el fin de ayudarles a prepararse para las inclemencias del tiempo frío y la nieve que a menudo recibimos durante el invierno en nuestra comunidad, quisiera compartir con ustedesel Plan del Distrito 54 para responder a las inclemencias del tiempo frio. Aunque el Distrito 54 hace todos los esfuerzos para mantener las escuelas abiertas y funcionando, a veces circunstancias fuera de nuestro control dictan la cancelación de clases.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity
The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Próxima oportunidad de apoyo  a la  Fundación educativa del Distrito 54
Los Windy City Bulls albergara una noche de compra de boletos dedicada al Distrito 54 el viernes 14 de diciembre en el Sears Center Arena de Hoffman Estates, y una parte de los ingresos de cada boleto comprado se donará a la Fundación Educativa del Distrito 54.

¡Haga clic aquí para obtener más información o para comprar boletos! 

La noche de adquisición de boletos a beneficio del Distrito 54 contará con estudiantes del Distrito 54 que participaran en presentaciones y otras experiencias en la cancha antes y durante el juego, y un partido de baloncesto de entre los participantes del programa de Olimpiadas Especiales del Distrito 54 durante el medio tiempo.

Los Windy City Bulls participaran en una asamblea en la escuela que venda la mayor cantidad de boletos.

Important Dates
Dec. 13th and 14th – Student Holiday Shop
Dec. 21st – Winter break begins at 3:00 PM
Jan. 7th – School Resumes
Jan. 9th – PTA meeting @ 6:00 PM

Stay warm!


Nell Haack   and   Katie Kurtz

Principal                  Assistant Principal