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News Broadcast 1.30.15 — Super Bowl Edition

Posted January 29th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Knightly News 1.30.15

Posted January 29th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Click on the link for the latest edition of the Knightly News:

Nerge Knightly News 1.30.15

Nerge Updates 1.23.15

Posted January 23rd, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good afternoon Spectacular Nerge Community!

It has been another highly productive week at Nerge.  Thank you as always for your continued support of your children’s education—it makes a huge impact on their success!

Movie Night is next Friday at 6:30.  The attached flyer has more information.

Nerge Movie Night 2015 FLYER

Please see the attachment for more information about “GoMath! Academy”, an online resource associated with our math series.

Go Math Academy

Please also follow the following link for a resource for math and literacy games provided by the district:  http://sd54.org/spu/.

Schaumburg Parent University – February 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 three evening programs for parents only scheduled for February in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

  • Youth Suicide: A Community Conversation about Awareness and Prevention on Feb. 5
  • Tell Me More about This New PARCC Assessment on Feb. 10
  • The In’s and Out’s of the IEP (Individualized Education Program for students with special needs) on Feb. 26

If you are interested in attending these event, 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.

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. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. Last year, when the number was 30 percent, none of our schools met this target. We are hoping to meet the target this year.

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

Have a wonderful weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson                          Joe McCauley

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 1.23.15

Posted January 23rd, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Knightly News 1.16.15

Posted January 16th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good morning outstanding Nerge families!

It was great seeing all of you last night and this morning for conferences.  A huge part of Nerge’s tradition of success is a strong home-school partnership, and we truly value our time at conferences to connect with you, discuss student progress, and set meaningful goals.  Thank you for all of your continued support!

Please click on the link below for the latest edition of the Knightly News

Nerge Knightly News 1-16-15

There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00 PM in the teachers’ lounge.

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 (for example Jane Addams would be listed under J, not A for Addams).

If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. Last year, when the number was 30 percent, none of our schools met this target. We are hoping to meet the target this year.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between Jan. 12 and March 13, 2015.  Please see the attached letters for more information.

Parent Survey Letter 2015     Parent Survey Letter 2015 Spanish

Please note that there is no school on Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Have a fantastic long weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson                          Joe McCauley

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 1.15.15

Posted January 15th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

 

5Essentials Survey

Posted January 13th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Illinois offers 5Essentials Survey

Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious Instruction.

All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in an early childhood program, elementary school or junior high.

If parents have more than one child at a school, they 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.

The state is not providing hard copies of this survey; however, our schools will make computers available to parents. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.

The parent survey results will only be generated by the state if at least 20 percent of parents at a school respond to the survey. Last year none of our schools met this target. If at least 20 percent of parents participate, this data will be made available to principals.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ before March 13, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, look up the full name (for example, look under J for Jane Addams Junior High School, not A for Addams).

Student Survey – for 6th through 8th grade
The state is only allowing students in grades 6 through 12 to take the survey. Students are required to take the survey at school and will be given time in District 54 during the week of Feb. 2.

Teacher Survey
All District 54 teachers will be asked to take the survey on Jan. 28. The State Board of Education is only administering the survey to certified teachers whose primary responsibility involves teaching students for the majority of the school day and year.

The identities of anyone taking a survey will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. More information can be found online at https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties Planning Meeting

Posted January 10th, 2015 by Steve Schneider
CLASSROOM PARTIES UPDATE:
Planning Night – January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Teacher’s Lounge — see attached invitation
Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties – Friday, February 13, 2015 (More info coming soon!)

Nerge Updates 1.9.15

Posted January 9th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Good afternoon Fantastic Nerge community!

Well the weather has obviously not been very cooperative this week, but we are very much looking forward to seeing our students’ smiling faces on Monday.  We are also looking forward to seeing all of our families next Thursday or Friday for conferences.  Letters confirming conference times were sent home by teachers earlier this week.  If you have any questions regarding your conference time, feel free to contact your child’s teacher directly.

On Thursday of conferences, we will also be holding a book fair in the gym.  A reminder that will go home next week in backpacks is attached.  Book Fair Reminder

Please note that on Thursday, students will be dismissed at 11:40, and there is no school that day for kindergarteners.  Friday the 16th is a non-attendance day for all students, as is Monday the 19th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Schaumburg Parent University – January 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 classes scheduled for January that both involve parents and children learning together. Both will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the District 554 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending either event, 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 Dates

January 15 – Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:40 AM and no Kindergarten Classes)

January 15 & 16 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 16 – No School

January 19 – No School, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed

January 20—PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

February 11 – Half-day for Teacher Inservice; students will be released at 11:40AM

February 12 – Kindergarten Registration

February 16 – No School, Presidents’ Day observed

Have a great weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson                          Joe McCauley

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

School Closed 1.9.15

Posted January 8th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9. The National Weather Service is calling for wind chill values as low as -21 in the morning, when children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops.

We know that it’s frustrating to have three days off this week, especially after two weeks of winter break and especially for working parents. The District 54 staff wants students in the classrooms learning.

However, 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.

The Hoffman Estates Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. We hope that this will help out some of our families. For more information, visit the websites below.

Hoffman Estates Park District
Campanelli YMCA
All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.