News

News Broadcast 2.10.16

Posted February 9th, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Updates 2.8.16

Posted February 8th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

It was great seeing so many students and families at Conant on January 29th for the Booking with the Cougars basketball games.  A good time was had by all, and I know the Conant students appreciated the extra support.  We are looking forward to next year’s reading incentive and games.

Please remember that Wednesday, February 10th, is a half-day of school.  Students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM.

Please also note that there is no school on Monday, February 15th in honor of Presidents’ Day.

Valentine’s Day
In lieu of classroom parties, this year both primary and intermediate students will be treated to an engaging, interactive assembly called Storytown.  Thank you to our  fantastic PTA for bringing this opportunity to Nerge.  Please remember that students will not be allowed to pass out treats to classmates.

Illinois Report Card and 5Essentials Survey:
Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.  All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional 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.  Our current response rate is 7%.  If at least 20% of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated.  If you do not have access to a computer, you can use one at one of our local libraries, or we can make one available here at Nerge at an alternate time.  Just call the office at 847-357-5777 if you are interested in taking the survey here.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ through March 11, 2016. When searching for our school name, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under F for Frederick Nerge Elementary School).

Kindergarten Registration

Registration for the 2016-17 school year will be on February 11, 2016 at Nerge from 9:00-11:00am; 1:00-2:30pm; and 6:00-8:00pm. If you know of a neighbor or community member that has an incoming kindergarten student, please share this information with them.  Registration forms and other information can be located on our district website.  We look forward to meeting all of the new Nerge families!

Schaumburg Parent University 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 upcoming evening programs.

  • Planning a Safe and Fulfilling Future for People with Disabilities.pdf   Mary Anne Ehlert, president of Protected Tomorrows, will discuss how families with members who have special needs can prepare for the future. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Family Engineering Night.pdf Using everyday materials, you will become a family of engineers who problem-solve together through various challenges, including building a tower and designing a dancing robot. This workshop for children and parents will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these events, 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.

News Broadcast 2.5.16 — Super Bowl Edition

Posted February 4th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

News Broadcast 2.3.16

Posted February 2nd, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

News Broadcast 1.29.16

Posted January 28th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

News Broadcast 1.27.16

Posted January 26th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

Knightly News 1.22.16

Posted January 22nd, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

Please take some time to read the latest edition of the Knightly News 1.22.16.pdf .

Booking with the Cougars

Don’t forget the Booking with the Cougars basketball games are Friday, January 29th at Conant High School.  Any student who completes his or her reading log for the month of January will be rewarded with a ticket for the entire family to attend the games. We have had good Nerge attendance for the past two years, so we hope to see many families at this fun event!  The Boys’ Sophomore game starts at 6:00 PM and Boys’ Varsity game starts at 7:30 PM.

Valentine’s Day Treat Permission Slips have gone home and are due no later than Friday, January 29th.

Kindergarten Registration       

Registration for the 2016-17 school year will be on February 11, 2016 at Nerge from 9:00-11:00 am; 1:00-2:30 pm; and 6:00-8:00pm. We are always excited to welcome new families to our school.  Feel free to spread the word to new neighbors so we can get them set for the upcoming year.

Upcoming Information Meeting for Parents of 4th, 5th and 6th Graders

Keep an eye on your child’s take-home folder for a letter regarding educating students on the reproductive system.  This curriculum is presented to all of our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students throughout the district.  In an effort to keep everyone informed, the district will be offering a preview of the grade specific materials at the Rafferty Administration Center.  The presentation for 4th grade parents will occur on Monday, February 1st, and the presentation for 5th and 6th grade parents will occur on Monday, February 8.  The time for both programs will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Schaumburg Parent University 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 upcoming evening programs.

  • Staying Connected to Your Children. Social Worker Susan DeLuca will share ways to increase communication and connections between parent and their children. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Planning a Safe and Fulfilling Future for People with Disabilities. Mary Anne Ehlert, president of Protected Tomorrows, will discuss how families with members who have special needs can prepare for the future. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Family Engineering Night. Using everyday materials, you will become a family of engineers who problem-solve together through various challenges, including building a tower and designing a dancing robot. This workshop for children and parents will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these events, 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.

District 211 – Join the Discussion

Residents of Township High School District 211 are invited to share their ideas about the future of District 211 schools at upcoming monthly Community Engagement meetings from February through May. The information gathered will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the District. There will be two meetings each month, both on the same topic, to make it convenient for people to attend.  The first two meetings will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on February 1 at Fremd High School, and February 2 at Schaumburg High School. Additional information, including a schedule of upcoming meetings, is available online at http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Illinois Report Card and 5Essentials Survey:

Beginning January 11, teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.  All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional 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 at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our school.  If you do not have access to a computer, you can use one at one of our local libraries. We can make one available at an alternate time as well. Just call the office at 847-357-5777 if you are interested in taking the survey here.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between January 11 and March 11, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under F for Frederick Nerge Elementary School, not N for Nerge).  Parent and student identities will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual.  Please read the attached Parent Survey letter 1-16.pdf for more information.

Have a wonderful weekend with your families!

News Broadcast 1.22.16

Posted January 21st, 2016 by Steve Schneider

News Broadcast 1.20.16

Posted January 19th, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Updates 1.14.16

Posted January 14th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

We are looking forward to seeing many families tonight and tomorrow morning for conferences!  While you are here, feel free to fill out the 5Essentials Survey described below.  We will have computers set up in the hallways for your convenience.

Remember that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, January 15th, and Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

We look forward to students returning on Tuesday, January 19th.

There will be a PTA Meeting on Tuesday, January 19th in the teachers’ lounge at 7:00 PM.

Don’t forget our Malnati’s Fundraiser.pdf on Wednesday, January 20th.

Illinois Report Card and 5Essentials Survey:

Beginning January 11, teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.  All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional 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 at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our school.  If you do not have access to a computer, you can use one at one of our local libraries. We can make one available at an alternate time as well. Just call the office at 847-357-5777 if you are interested in taking the survey here.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ between January 11 and March 11, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under F for Frederick Nerge Elementary School, not N for Nerge).  Parent and student identities will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual.  Please read the attached Parent Survey letter 1-16.pdf for more information.

Have a wonderful weekend with your families!