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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 mregilio@nullhotmail.com  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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

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!

Sincerely,

Nell Haack   and   Katie Kurtz

Principal                  Assistant Principal

Principal’s Message 11/30

Dear Collins Community,

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with your families.  Although the snow shortened our week, we had a fun filled, learning packed four days in school. Our MAP testing is underway and our students are working hard to show us what they know.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Holiday Sing and Vendor fair tomorrow.  See below for more details on this event and much more!

Gratitude Calendars
The gratitude calendars that were sent home with students in the beginning of November can be turned in on December 3rd.  Students who completed their calendar will turn these into their classroom teachers and then be given a pennant to decorate. All the directions of what they have to do with their pennant will be on the sheet.  We can’t wait to see how many students’ pennants will be added to our Collins Happiness wall. We hope that you enjoyed doing this as a family and that the students were able to scan the world for appreciation and gratitudes all around them.

Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Vendor Fair and Holiday Sing – Saturday, December 1st
We look forward to seeing everyone come and enjoy our annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Vendor Fair and Holiday Sing tomorrow. 

The vendors will be ready at 8:00 and the doors for the breakfast will open at 8:30.  We have several vendors for your shopping pleasure, such as Lip STAYne by Lisa, Young Living Essential Oils, ISAGENIX, H2O at Home, MichELF’S Holiday Signs, Slimetasticmagic14, Drab to Fab, Holiday Wreaths and the Scholastic Book Fair.

Please remember that the student Holiday Shop will be taking place during the school day on December 13th and 14th.  More information regarding the student Holiday Shop will be shared closer to those dates.

Below are the times that each grade level is scheduled to sing if your child chooses to participate.  Please pay close attention to your child’s room assignment, as we have split some grade levels this year.  The sing will take place upstairs in both the library and the music room, 218.

8:35-8:45: kinder 101 + 114 (music room)

8:35-8:45: kinder 102 + 115 (library)

8:55-9:05: 1st 106 + 107 (music room)

8:55-9:05: 1st 103 + 104 + 105 (library)

9:15-9:25: 2nd grade 108+109 (library)

9:35-9:45: 2nd grade 110 + 112 (library)

9:55-10:05: 3rd grade 113 + 215 (library)

10:15-10:25: 3rd grade 216 + 217 (library)

10:35-10:45: 4th grade (library)

10:35-10:45 : Orchestra (music room)

10:55-11:05 Collins choir (library)

11:15-11:25: 5/6th grade (library)

Collins Community Giving
If you would like to make a gift donation or provide a gift card to a community family, please have your child bring the donation to the office by December 14th. Attached, you will find more information and suggested donation items. We thank you in advance for your generosity!

CollinsCommunityGiving Updated 11.7.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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

5Essentials Parent Survey letter 2018.pdf

Hot Lunch 2nd Half Deadline Reminder
Hot Lunch orders for the 2nd half of the year (Jan 8th to May 28th, 2019) are due on Saturday December 1st, 2018.  Checks should be sent in prior to the deadline, but will also be accepted before noon on Monday Dec 3rd in the office.  Please place your order online herehttps://collinselementary.h1.hotlunchonline.net/

If you have questions, please contact Carrie Hamm and Randi Arndt athotlunchcollins@nullgmail.co

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.

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.

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. 1st – Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Sing and Vendor Fair
Dec. 5th – PTA Meeting @ 4:30 PM
Dec. 13th and 14th – Student Holiday Shop  (more information soon)
Dec. 21st – Winter break begins at 3:00 PM
Jan. 7th – School Resumes
Jan. 9th – PTA meeting @ 6:00 PM

Sincerely,

Nell Haack   and   Katie Kurtz

Principal                  Assistant Principal

Principal’s Message 11/20

Dear Collins Community,

On behalf of the entire Collins staff, we would like to share how grateful we are to work with such an amazing community.  Thank you for all that you do to support our efforts in ensuring student happiness and success. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  We hope that you have been enjoying the conversations surrounding your November family gratitude calendar.  More information will come out next week regarding turning them in at the conclusion of this month.

If you do not already follow us on Twitter or Facebook, check us out! You can look on our school website for our links. We have several staff members sharing through these social media outlets as well.

No School – November 21st – November 23rd 
There is no school tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Report Cards Online Nov. 21
As a reminder, parents/guardians are able to view report cards online for this trimester today,  Nov. 21 on the District 54 Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal. The portal is a website and app where parents and guardians can view their children’s grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and report cards. If you have not previously logged on to the portal, contact our front office for instructions on how to obtain a secure access.

MAP Testing
The next round of MAP testing begins Monday, November 26, 2018.  We are excited to see the growth that our students have made since the fall. Each student will take both a reading and math assessment.  Please see the attached schedule for specific dates.  It is always helpful to ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep, is here on time and eats a healthy breakfast.

Collins Winter MAP schedule 2018.docx.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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

5Essentials Parent Survey letter 2018.pdf

Collins Holiday Breakfast and Vendor Fair
Our Annual Collins Holiday Breakfast is right around the corner.  The date on the pre-order form that was previously sent home was incorrect.  The date of our breakfast and vendor fair is Saturday, December 12018.  Please see the correct form attached below. Pre-orders are due by Tuesday, November 27.

Collins Holiday Breakfast Pre-order.pdf

Collins community!! Do you craft? Sell a product, or service? We need you! Our upcoming holiday shop and vendor fair will be Saturday, December 1st 8am-12pm.

Cost is $25 per vendor and all sales are yours. Please note, we will not have two or more of the same product, so the first person to contact me will have the space. This is open to all, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors.

It is never too late to join PTA if you are not already a PTA member at this time.  Each vendor must be a PTA member. Please contact mregilio@nullhotmail.com for more info.

Hot Lunch 2nd Half Deadline Reminder
Hot Lunch orders for the 2nd half of the year (Jan 8th to May 28th, 2019) are due on Saturday December 1st, 2018.  Checks should be sent in prior to the deadline, but will also be accepted before noon on Monday Dec 3rd in the office.  Please place your order online herehttps://collinselementary.h1.hotlunchonline.net/

If you have questions, please contact Carrie Hamm and Randi Arndt at hotlunchcollins@nullgmail.com

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

Nov. 21st – 23rd – No School Thanksgiving
Nov. 26th – Dec. 7th – Winter MAP Window
Dec. 1st – Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Sing and Vendor Fair
Dec. 5th – PTA Meeting @ 4:30 PM
Dec. 13th and 14th – Student Holiday Shop (during the school day, more information to come)

Sincerely,

Nell Haack   and   Katie Kurtz

Principal                  Assistant Principal

Principal’s Message 11/12

Dear Collins Community,

We hope you all had an amazing weekend.  It was so wonderful to see so many families painting together at our PBIS Paint Along Event last week.  Seeing the creativity and smiles throughout the gym was a great reminder of just how important it is to slow down and spend quality time with one another.  Thank you for your participation.

Spiritwear
Our Collins Spiritwear is available for one more day!  Please see the attached flyer for more information on ordering online

Spiritwear Flyer.pdf

Collins Holiday Breakfast and Vendor Fair
Our Annual Collins Holiday Breakfast is right around the corner.  The date on the pre-order form that was previously sent home was incorrect.  The date of our breakfast and vendor fair is Saturday, December 12018.  Please see the correct form attached below.

Collins Holiday Breakfast Pre-order.pdf

Collins community!! Do you craft? Sell a product, or service? We need you! Our upcoming holiday shop and vendor fair will be Saturday, December 1st 8am-12pm.

Cost is $25 per vendor and all sales are yours. Please note, we will not have two or more of the same product, so the first person to contact me will have the space. This is open to all, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors.

It is never too late to join PTA if you are not already a PTA member at this time.  Each vendor must be a PTA member. Please contact mregilio@nullhotmail.com for more info.

Hot Lunch 2nd Half Deadline Reminder
Hot Lunch orders for the 2nd half of the year (Jan 8th to May 28th, 2019) are due on Saturday December 1st, 2018.  Checks should be sent in prior to the deadline, but will also be accepted before noon on Monday Dec 3rd in the office.  Please place your order online here https://collinselementary.h1.hotlunchonline.net/.    If you have questions, please contact Carrie Hamm and Randi Arndt at hotlunchcollins@nullgmail.com.

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

Mindful Meditation – November 14

As part of our ongoing focus on student wellness, we invite parents and their children to join us in learning how to use the power of something super simple – your breath – to improve concentration, reduce stress, improve quality of sleep and help you handle your response (both emotional and physical) to outside circumstances and situations. Please bring your own yoga mat or a towel to sit on during meditation. This event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on November 14, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Mindful Meditation Flyer

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de noviembre
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 noviembre. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

Meditación de Plenitud Mental – 14 de noviembre

Como parte de nuestro enfoque continuo en el bienestar de los estudiantes, invitamos a los padres y sus hijos a unirse a nosotros para aprender a usar el poder de algo súper simple: su respiración – para mejorar la concentración, reducir el estrés, mejorar la calidad del sueño y ayudarlo a manejar su respuesta (tanto emocional como física) a circunstancias y situaciones externas. Por favor traiga su propia estera de yoga o una toalla para sentarse durante la meditación.  Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. el 14 de noviembre de 2018, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.Meditación de Plenitud Mental 

Regístrese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. 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. Los intérpretes están disponibles por solicitud.

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

Nov. 12th – 2nd Grade Music Program @ 6:15
Nov. 15th – Harvest Dance grades 4th, 5th and 6th @ 6:00-7:00 PM (parent must be present)
Nov. 21st – 23rd – No School Thanksgiving
Nov. 26th – Dec. 7th – Winter MAP Window
Dec. 1st – Collins Holiday Breakfast, Vendor Fair and Holiday Sing
Dec. 5th – PTA Meeting @ 4:30 PM

Sincerely,

Nell Haack   and   Katie Kurtz

Principal                  Assistant Principal

Principal’s Message 11/5

Dear Collins Community,

We hope you enjoyed your weekend and your week is off to a great start!

This afternoon our school practiced a Hard Lock Down Drill under the guidance of the Schaumburg Police Department.  This is the drill that students and staff would use if there ever was a safety risk in the school.  Our students and staff did an amazing job!  This drill was an unannounced drill so that we could test our systems and evaluate how we respond.  District 54’s School Resource Officer Detective Scarpa was impressed with our students and staff and how well they did during the drill.

We will be talking as a staff about the drill while looking to identify additional ways to keep everyone safe.  We obviously hope never to need to use these procedures, but it helps all involved to know that they have the skills needed to respond if an emergency should arise.

No School Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6th 
Due to election day, we will have no school tomorrow.

Collins Holiday Breakfast and Vendor Fair
Our Annual Collins Holiday Breakfast is right around the corner.  The date on the pre-order form that was previously sent home was incorrect.  The date of our breakfast and vendor fair is Saturday, December 12018.  Please see the correct form attached below.

Collins Holiday Breakfast Pre-order.pdf

Collins community!! Do you craft? Sell a product, or service? We need you! Our upcoming holiday shop and vendor fair will be Saturday, December 1st 8am-12pm.

Cost is $25 per vendor and all sales are yours. Please note, we will not have two or more of the same product, so the first person to contact me will have the space. This is open to all, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors.

Each vendor must be a PTA member. Please contact mregilio@nullhotmail.com for more info.

Agenda for PTA meeting 11/7 at 6:00 PM 
– Principal’s Message
– Treasurer’s Report
– STC News
– Harvest Dance
– Holiday Breakfast/Vendor Fair
– Kids’ holiday Shop
– Community Giving

Social Emotional Learning
Each month our teachers focus on one or two new themes for social emotional learning.  The theme for November will be Self-Regulation and Calming Techniques.  I have attached the Home School Connection newsletter that will provide more information and ways you can continue this learning at home.

SEL Home School Connection.pdf

From our Collins Cares Club Members
Dear Families, Our club is currently starting an animal shelter drive. We will be collecting food and items for the Helping Paws Animal Shelter and Almost Home Animal Shelter. On November 1st a flyer was sent home with all the items we will be collecting and the dates we start and end. We hope you find this as something you are willing to support!

Sincerely,

Zak F. and Mia W.
Collins Cares members​​​​​​​

End of Trimester and Report Cards
The first trimester ends on November 9, 2018. Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to view his or her child’s report card online by November 21, 2018. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address should have received an email with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Important Dates
Nov. 6 – No School
Nov. 7  – PTA Meeting @ 6:00 PM
Nov. 9  – End of First Trimester
Nov. 12  – 2nd Grade Music Program @ 6:15
Nov. 15  – Harvest Dance grades 4th, 5th and 6th
Nov. 21 – 23 – No School Thanksgiving

Sincerely,

Nell Haack   and   Katie Kurtz

Principal                   Assistant Principal

Student Accident Insurance

Please see the attached form if you are interested in purchasing Student Accident Insurance for the 2018-2019 school year.

Health Reminders Regarding Colds and the Flu

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cold and flu

As always, the safety and health of our students is a top priority. At this time of year, we would like to remind families of the importance of using frequent hand washing, proper nose blowing and covering your cough techniques to prevent the transmissions of germs.  Please click on the following link to view a letter for more information on signs and symptoms of colds and flu .

 

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.