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Knightly News 2.27.15

Posted February 26th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good afternoon Fantastic Nerge Families!

Please follow the link below for the latest edition of the Knightly News.

Nerge Knightly News 2-27-15

PARCC Testing

We are busily preparing for the PARCC assessment for grades 3-6.  The assessment window is from March 9th through the 20th.  Students in grades 3 and 4 will be testing every day from Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th in the mornings.  Students in grades 5 and 6 will be testing Monday the 9th  through Thursday the 12th in the afternoons, and their final session will be Monday, March 16th in the afternoon.  Please ensure that your children have a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast, and please schedule appointments around these times.

PTA Board of Directors Nominating Form

Please see the attachment regarding nominations for PTA for the 2015-16 school year.   Request for NominationsPTA

Summer STEM Academy

What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.”   With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.

The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th.  Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).

Parent Letter – Academy Introduction (1)

D54 STEM Summer Academy Brochure (1)

D54 Summer STEM Academy – Registration (1)

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.  If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.

Schaumburg Parent University – March Class

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. We will host one evening program for parents in March:  School Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress.  If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer.

Schaumburg Parent University presents School-Related Anxiety – March 12

Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Thank you for all that you do to support your children, and have a fantastic weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson                          Joe McCauley

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 2.27.15

Posted February 26th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Updates 2.23.15

Posted February 23rd, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Good afternoon Wonderful Nerge Community!

Our 6th Grade Musical“Dig It” will be tomorrow night at 6:30 PM in the gym.  We are looking forward to seeing many of our 6th Grade families there!

Our informational meeting for Full-Day Kindergarten next year will be at 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 26th in the gym.  This meeting is not mandatory and there will be a separate kindergarten orientation in May.  If any parents of incoming kindergarteners have questions about full-day kindergarten next year, this meeting will be a good opportunity to learn more about this exciting development.

Rescheduled Presentation

The Your Reproductive System informational parent meeting scheduled on Monday, February 2nd (canceled due to inclement weather) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24th.  This is an opportunity for parents to preview the content and materials presented to 6th grade students.  The presentation is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).

Schaumburg Parent University – March Class

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. We will host one evening program for parents in March:  School Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress.

Schaumburg Parent University presents School-Related Anxiety – March 12

If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Community Readiness Survey The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey at http://goo.gl/forms/MHu1Xetyii.

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.

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.

Thank you for all that you do to support your children at home, and have a great rest of the week!

Brian Lawson              Joe McCauley

Principal                      Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 2.20.15

Posted February 20th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

 

District 54 schools closed – Feb. 19

Posted February 19th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

All District 54 schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

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.

All after-school and evening activities at schools are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held. Thank you for your understanding and support.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

  • The Campanelli YMCA will offer a drop-in program for any child in kindergarten through sixth grade at its facility at 300 W. Wise Road in Schaumburg. The cost is $38 per child. Children will be engaged in active games and activities throughout the day and will have the opportunity to use the gym and the pool.  Please send your child with a lunch and a drink.  Register at drop off or reserve your spot today.  Visit http://www.campanelliymca.org for more information.
  • The Schaumburg Park District will offer care at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. The program is available only to children currently registered in the KASPER or Kapers program and is offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children will enjoy crafts, games, gym activities, swimming and an afternoon snack. Please send a labeled swim suit, towel and sack lunch (reminder, we are peanut free). The cost is $38/child.  Fees will be collected at the time of sign in at the CRC. Visit www.parkfun.comfor more information.
  • The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer child care for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road. Students will take a field trip to Poplar Creek Bowl. The cost is $38 per child. Registration is available online using code #156415 (click here) or at the Triphahn Center Ice Arena service desk in the morning. You MUST show proof of registration if you registered online. Breakfast will not be served and children must bring a sack lunch and drink. Please contact Jessica at jsenne@heparks.org with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents.

Kinightly News 2.13.15

Posted February 13th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good afternoon wonderful Nerge families,

Special thanks to our awesome PTA for our Valentine’s parties (K-3) and assembly (4-6).  The kids really enjoyed themselves!

Please note that there is no school Monday, February 16th in honor of Presidents’ Day.

There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday, February 17th at 7:00 PM in the lounge.

If you missed kindergarten registration yesterday, please feel free to drop in the office anytime during school hours to register your kindergartener for next year.  There will be an informational meeting regarding full-day kindergarten on Thursday, February 26th at 6:00 PM.  This meeting is not mandatory, but an opportunity to find out more and ask questions about full-day kindergarten next year.

Please follow the link below for the latest edition of the Knightly News.

Nerge Knightly News 2-13-15

Have a fantastic long weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson                                     Joe McCauley

Principal                                               Assistant Principal

 

News Broadcast 2.13.15

Posted February 13th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Nerge Updates 2.6.15

Posted February 6th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Good afternoon wonderful Nerge community,

Don’t forget that tonight is the “Booking with the Cougars” basketball game at Conant.  If your child completed the reading log for January, then he or she would have received a ticket to both of tonight’s games for the entire family.  The girls’ varsity game is a 6:00 PM and the boys’ varsity is 7:30 PM.  I will be there and I hope to see many families there tonight.

Wednesday, February 11th, is a half-day of school.  Students are released at 11:40 AM and there is no school for kindergarteners that day.

In light of the recent news regarding measles at a Palatine child care facility, District 54 is sharing with all families this Measles Fact Sheet from the Cook County Department of Public Health. At this time there have been no reported cases of measles in District 54. Should there be a case of measles at your child’s school; parents/guardians would be notified.

CCDPH Measles Fact Sheet

Measles is a highly contagious disease. However, more than 99% of our students are vaccinated against this disease and the measles vaccine is highly effective.

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of measles, have been exposed to measles, or have been diagnosed with measles. In addition, all students should remain at home anytime they have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater).

If you have specific questions about your child’s health, please contact your personal physician.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Brian Lawson              Joe McCauley

Principal                      Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 2.6.15

Posted February 5th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

 

School Closed 2.2.15

Posted February 1st, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good evening. All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well.

The Rafferty Administration Center will be open, but RAC employees can report to work at 9 a.m.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as today’s blizzard) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.