Nerge Updates 12.19.14

Posted December 19th, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Good afternoon stellar Nerge community!

We have recently finished our winter administration of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, and I am  happy to report that our students are on track for another year of strong academic growth building-wide.  Individual MAP reports were sent home yesterday in backpacks, along with an explanatory letter from the district.  We are looking forward to discussing your child’s growth in MAP and other measures of progress at conferences,  January 15th and 16th.

Spirits are high at Nerge today, as the students were treated to an engaging assembly called “Animals and Our Environment”, and a sing-along in the gym at the end of the day.  Thank you very much to our PTA for bringing us the assembly—the kids loved it!

Enjoy the winter break with friends and family, and we will be looking forward to seeing all of our students return on Monday, January 5th.

Please also find attached information about Schaumburg Parent University for the spring.

Spring 2014-15 Course Description

SPU2014 Spring Course Description (Spanish)

Have a fantastic, relaxing, and safe winter break!

Brian Lawson                                     Joe McCauley

Principal                                              Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 12.19.14

Posted December 19th, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

Check out our special winter edition of Nerge News:

Nerge Updates 12.12.14

Posted December 12th, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Good afternoon wonderful Nerge community!

Giving Tree

Thank you to all families who have taken a tag from the “Giving Tree” in the office.  If you have taken a tag, please return the wrapped gifts (with the tags) to the office by December 17th.  Thank you so much for your generosity!

Jingle Pennies

We are currently in the midst of our Jingle Pennies fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.  Students are free to donate loose change, which counts toward their grade level total, or bills placed in another grade level’s bucket, which subtracts from their total.  With this friendly competition, we hope to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause.

Our next PTA meeting will be Monday, December 15th in the teachers’ lounge at 7:00 PM.

The 5th/6th Grade Band Concert will be Tuesday, December 16th, at 7:00 PM at Mead.

Winter break begins at the end of school on December 19th, and school resumes Monday, January 5th.

Please also find attached information about the flu.  Flu Fact Sheet_120314_final (1)

Thank you for all of your support, and have a wonderful weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson              Joe McCauley

Principal                      Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 12.12.14

Posted December 12th, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Knightly News 12.5.14

Posted December 5th, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good morning Awesome Nerge Families!

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

Nerge Knightly News 12-05-14

We are looking forward to Breakfast with Santa tomorrow morning!  Last year’s event was a great success and tomorrow should be just as much fun.

Thank you very much to our PTA and all of the volunteers that make the event possible.  The first seating is at 8:30 (doors open at 8:15) and the second seating is at 10:30.

Hope to see you there!

Brian Lawson                          Joe McCauley

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 12.5.14

Posted December 5th, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

News Broadcast 11.21.14

Posted November 22nd, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Knightly News 11.21.14

Posted November 20th, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Good morning Amazing Nerge Community!

Please follow the link below for the latest edition of the “Knightly News”

Nerge Knightly News 11-21-14 Final

Sixth Grade Parents

Recently your children had the opportunity to meet with the assistant principal of the junior high they will attend next year. During that meeting the policies and procedures along with what a typical day is like at the junior high was reviewed. Soon your child will bring home a student request form that will allow them to select their electives for their 7th grade year. Parents will receive more information regarding this form at the 6th grade Parent Night which takes place on Dec. 3rd from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at your prospective junior high. We would like completed student request forms returned to the classroom teachers by Dec. 5th.

Cold Weather/Recess

Please remember to send your child to school with coats, gloves or mittens, hats and boots(when it snows).  We do try to get the children out every day for about 20 minutes.  Having proper cold weather gear will help your child enjoy the winter wonderland we often experience.

Virtual Backpack

Please remember that the District 54 Virtual Backpack contains a lot of information and activities available to students and families from various agencies and clubs in the area. Check it out on the District webpage!

Please note that next week we are off Wednesday, November 26th through the Friday the 28th for Thanksgiving.

Have a great weekend with your families and thank you as always for all the support you provide at home!

Brian Lawson                                      Joseph McCauley

Principal                                              Assistant Principal

MAP Testing Schedule

Posted November 18th, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Good morning fantastic Nerge community!

In District 54 we assess student learning in a variety of ways, including grade-level common assessments and MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Testing.  MAP testing occurs in fall, winter and spring, and helps us understand current levels of student achievement, which allows us to plan more strategically to best meet the needs of all students.  It also allows us to measure student growth over periods of time.

For all administrations of MAP testing, we ask that parents do as they always do: ensure a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast.  We also encourage students to take the tests seriously and give us their best efforts, but at the same time not to be anxious about the tests.

Teachers will have students indicate the dates of MAP testing, but for your reference the schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten Reading:  Friday, November 21st (Jerzyk AM and PM, and Staron AM)

Kindergarten Math: Wednesday, December 3rd (Jerzyk PM)

Friday, December 5th (Jerzyk AM and Staron AM)

1st Grade Reading:  Tuesday, November 18th (Chapman and Sheahan)

Wednesday, November 19th (Kearns and Lewinson)

1st Grade Math:  Tuesday, December 2nd (Chapman and Sheahan)

Thursday, December 4th (Kearns and Lewinson)

2nd Grade Reading:  Tuesday, November 18th (Walker and Hannah)

Wednesday, November 19th (Miazga and Scardina)

2nd Grade Math:  Tuesday, December 2nd  (Walker and Hannah)

Thursday, December 4th (Miazga and Scardina)

3rd Grade Reading:  Tuesday, December 2nd (Zabawski)

Wednesday, December 3rd (Kleczynski and Jacobs)

3rd Grade Math:  Tuesday, December 9th (Zabawski MATH class)

Wednesday, December 10th (Kleczynski and Jacobs MATH classes)

4th Grade Reading:  Monday, November 17th (Bullon and Considine)

Tuesday, November 18th (Scafidi)

4th Grade Math:  Monday, December 8th (Considine and Scafidi MATH classes)

Tuesday, December 9th (Bullon MATH class)

5th Grade Reading:  Monday, November 17th (Quinnert and Linne)

Friday, November 21st (Kanoon and Stinger)

5th Grade Math:  Thursday, December 11th (Kanoon and Stinger MATH classes)

Friday, December 12th (Quinnert and Linne MATH classes)

6th Grade Reading:  Tuesday December 2nd (Maltz and Petricca)

Wednesday, December 3rd (Waldau)

6th Grade Math:  Tuesday, December 9th (Maltz and Petricca MATH classes)

Wednesday, December 10th (Waldau MATH class)


Thank you for all of your support!

Brian Lawson                     Joe McCauley

Principal                               Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 11.14.14

Posted November 14th, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge’s Broadcasting Club is underway.  The sixth graders are already hard at work, and are doing everything from controlling the cameras, teleprompters, and mics, to switching between segments and serving as the on air talent.  Click below to watch our first edition.  You may need to adjust your sound throughout the broadcast.