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Principal’s Message 3/1

Dear Collins Community,

Happy March first!  Today our staff gathered together before the students arrived to take a minute together to kick off happiness month.  Having us all together in one room sharing gratitude and an orange juice toast was a wonderful way to start our day.  The students were reminded during our morning announcements to smile at as many people as they could and see how many smiles they get in return, as we know smiles are contagious.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CollinsSchool54 to keep up with our happiness movement.  Let’s connect as a community.  While completing the ideas from the calendar tag your post #Collinshappiness. 

STC Summer Scholarships 
Every year, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s offers summer scholarships to elementary students enrolled in grades K through 7 in District 54. Each scholarship is valued up to $125, and covers most summer camps, programs and workshops. We have attached the instruction sheet and application and both are also available in our main office or online by clicking the link below. The Google Docs link will allow you to fill out the information on line, however, you will still need to print everything and submit it to our office.  Scholarship applications are due to our main school office Thursday, March 21st.  Applications must be in a sealed envelope marked STC Elementary Scholarship application. The Parent/Guardian must be a PTA member as of March 1, 2019.

STC Summer Scholarship Application 2019.pdf

STC Summer Scholarship Cover Letter 2019.pdf

Our School, Our Story and Scholastic BOGO Book Fair – Monday, March 4th 6:00-7:30 PM
Don’t forget…the author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, Karina Yan Glaser, will be visiting our school on Monday. She will be talking to all grade levels during the day about being an author. We hope you will join us on Monday from 6:00-7:30 to have participate in some fun with the Vanderbeekers and Positive Psychology. The Scholastic BOGO Book fair will be held in the gym.  Please be sure to stop by and check it out.  Ms. Yan Glaser will be here too!

Spanish Speech Contest
MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk or (847) 357-6666.

La Escuela MacArthur tendrá el Concurso Anual de Oratoria en Español del Distrito 54 el 2 de mayo. Los estudiantes del Distrito 54 en tercero a octavo grado son elegibles para participar en este evento. Los concursantes se dividirán en dos categorías: hispanohablantes  y español como segundo idioma. La fecha límite para la solicitud es el 12 de abril. Haga clic aquí para acceder a la solicitud en línea. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Lucrecia Temoczuk  o (847) 357-6666.

Schaumburg Parent University – March 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 March. Please note that child care is always available.

Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges – March 6
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Reitz will discuss how you, as a parent, can help your children develop skills that will allow them to better regulate their emotions. Learn how to teach your child coping tools and healthier options to use when they become distressed. She will also address how parenting plays a role in tantrums and ways to adjust some of your parenting techniques. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges flyer

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13
Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de marzo
La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. Hay dos programas nocturnos para marzo. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

Berrinches: Soluciones a los Desafíos de Comportamiento – 6 de marzo
¿Cómo lidias con los berrinches? ¿Se pueden disminuir o eliminar? La consejera profesional clínica con licencia Meghan Reitz discutirá cómo usted, como padre, puede ayudar a sus hijos a desarrollar habilidades que les permitirán regular mejor sus emociones. Aprenda cómo enseñar a sus hijos a sobrellevar los problemas, proveyéndoles herramientas y opciones saludables que puedan usar cuando se angustien. También abordará formas para ajustar algunas de sus técnicas de crianza para ayudarle a liderar con los berrinches. Sólo para adultos. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7 p.m. el 6 de marzo de 2019, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Berrinches: Soluciones

Familia saludable: cómo hacer que toda la familia se mantenga en forma – 13 de marzo
¡Reconsidere su idea de lo que es hacer ejercicio ! Una sesión de ejercicio no necesariamente implica que usted entrenar, correr o levantar pesas. El ejercicio es parte de un estilo de vida activo, que usted puede incluir en la rutina con sus hijos, y podrá adaptarlo a más fácil de lo que cree. En adición, el ejercicio en familia duplicará su tiempo de convivencia. Permita que estas ideas creativas lo ayuden a convertir todos los días en una oportunidad para ponerse en forma y divertirse juntos. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7:30 p.m. el 13 de marzo de 2019, en el Gimnasio de la escuela primaria Lakeview, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Familia saludable 

Regístrese visitando Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse.

Important Dates
March 4th – Our School Our Story Evening 6:00 PM

March 4th – Scholastic BOGO Book Fair 

March 6th – PTA Meeting 6:00 PM

March 13th – Butter Braid and Cookie Dough Pick up

March 13th – Magic Show Evening Event 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades 
(more information to come)
March 22nd – Spring Fling Classroom Parties 1:30-2:40 

March 22nd – Spring Break begins at 3:00 PM

April 1st – School Resumes


Nell Haack   and     Katie Kurtz

Principal                    Assistant Principal