News

News Broadcast 3.20.15

Posted March 19th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

 

Knightly News 3.13.15

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good afternoon Fantastic Nerge Families!

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

Nerge Knightly News 3-13-15

Culver’s Night will be Thursday, March 19th, from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.  More information is contained in the newsletter.

PARCC testing is complete for 3rd and 4th Graders.  We are so proud of the great effort that all students have shown this week!  5th and 6th Graders have their 2nd and final session of math on Monday afternoon.  If your child was absent any day this week and missed a session, we will have them complete their testing next week.

Spring Break begins at the end of the day on Friday, March 20th.  School resumes on Monday, March 30th.

Summer Tech Camp

Please see the attachment for information on a summer tech camp.    2015SchoolFlyerTechCamp

Schaumburg Parent University – April 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 in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Both of these events are free and free child care is also available.

  •  Ask the Child Psychiatrist: Getting a handle on your parenting – 6:30 p.m. April 1.  Dr. Michael Feld will incorporate real-life experiences and humor into his discussion of life, mental and behavioral health. This discussion is for parents only.
  • Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.

If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers.

Schaumburg Parent University presents Ask the Child Psychiatrist – April 1

Schaumburg Parent University presents Origami 101 – April 9

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

Have a wonderful weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson                          Joe McCauley

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 3.13.15

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

March Madness is Tonight!!

Posted March 12th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

We’ll see you tonight for an awesome fun filled event.  Stop by and shoot your way into March Madness!!

Last Name: A-K    5:30pm – 6:15pm

Last Name: L-Z     6:15pm  – 7:00pm

 

Nerge Updates 3.6.15

Posted March 6th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Good afternoon Spectacular Nerge Families!

PARCC Testing

Our students are well-prepared for next week’s PARCC tests.  3rd and 4th Graders will be testing every day, Monday through Friday in the mornings.  5th and 6th Graders will be testing Monday through Thursday in the afternoons, and Monday the 16th in the afternoon.  Please schedule appointments around these times, and ensure a good night’s sleep and healthy breakfast as always.

Special Thank You

I would like to extend a special thank you to Roselle Gas and Wash (ExxonMobil station at the corner of Plum Grove and Nerge Roads) for their generous donation of $500 to our school activity fund.  Our activity fund supports things such as field trips, additional equipment for classrooms, prizes for red tickets and other benefits to students.  We truly appreciate their generosity; the money will certainly be put to good use.

Playground Open House

The Schaumburg Park District is renovating our playground this summer.  Attached is an invitation to an open house on Tuesday, March 10th for anyone interested in attending.

Open House_Mraz_03 10 15

Culver’s Night

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, March 19th from 4:00 until 8:00 for Culver’s Night.  Staff members will be bringing out food to your families after you order!  This is always a fun event so we hope to see many families there.  Next week, I will publish the schedule of which staff members will be there during which time slots.  More information will be contained in next week’s newsletter.

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.

PTA Scholarships

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers summer scholarships for students of District 54 who are currently in 1st through 7th grades. Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program/camp up to $125. The parent/guardian must be a member of the PTA at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship by March 1, 2015. The application deadline is April 1, 2015. See the attachment for more information.

PTA summer scholarship Cover and Application 2015

5Essentials Survey

Due to weather conditions and school closings across the state over the past several weeks, we have decided to extend the 5Essentials survey window by one week.  The survey will now remain open through March 20th.  We are hoping 20% of Nerge parents will take the survey.  You may access the survey at the following site: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/.

Have a wonderful weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson                          Joe McCauley

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 3.6.15

Posted March 5th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

 

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