Posted May 2nd, 2016 by Steve Schneider
Please take some time to check out the latest edition of the Nerge Knightly News 4-29-16
Invitations have been sent home for our Kindergarten Orientation this evening at 6:30 PM. We look forward to meeting many parents of incoming kindergarteners tonight!
STEM Open House and Science Fair
Please join us for our Open House and Science Fair on Wednesday, May 4th from 6:30—8:00 PM. We will once again have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) theme, showcasing the different learning activities at each grade level.
While you are attending the Open House/Science Fair, please consider attending the PTA general membership meeting immediately prior to the Science Fair at 6:15 in the gym. Also, check out the Book Fair in the LMC. More information is contained in the Knightly News.
Also while you are here for this event, please check out the last two murals that have been recently placed in the front hallway on either side of our Math and Science Academy crest. Our art teacher, Mr. Donovan, did a fantastic job highlighting our Mission and Vision in the first mural, as well as conveying the theme of Nerge as the gateway to the future in the second of the two murals. These murals join the seven others found throughout the building to celebrate our science and technology education.
Please also note that Wednesday, May 4th is a half-day of school and students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM.
Message from our Student Ambassadors
From Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th, students can have fun dressing-up, while donating to help those in need. The schedule below will outline how to dress-up and the coins to bring in on each day. Let’s see how much money Nerge can raise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Monday, May 2nd: Pennies for Pizazz- Bring in pennies to donate and dress up with “pizazz.” Wear an accessory to spice up your outfit (hats, headband, jewelry, scarf, boa, funky socks, etc.).
Tuesday, May 3rd: Neon Nickels – Wear neon colors and bring nickels to donate.
Wednesday, May 4th: Dreamy Dimes- Wear your pajamas and bring dimes to donate.
Thursday, May 5th: Crazy Quarters – Wear mismatched clothes and bring in quarters to donate.
Friday, May 6th: Future Me- Everyone deserves a future. Dress-up as what you want to be when you grow up! Bring in any type of money to donate.
The Nerge Student Ambassadors will be collecting any gently used shoes on Wednesday, May 4th during Open House from 6:30-8:00 PM. The shoes will be donated in support of the program “Shoes Empowering Africa.” This program collects shoes and resells the collected shoes at an honest price to the African middle-class families. The money is used to cover the cost of tuition, textbook fees, room/board, and uniforms for 105 orphans in the villages of Uganda and Haiti.
Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents
Information about enrolling for school band and orchestra has been distributed to current 4th grade students. Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form and Testing 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).
Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M. Mead Junior High
Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M. Addams Junior High
Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 P.M. Eisenhower Junior High
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M. Frost Junior High
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M. Keller Junior High
Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20
Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include
• Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
• Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
• Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.
Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.
Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18
The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email email@example.com.