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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.).
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.
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