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Nerge Book Fair

Posted September 20th, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Nerge Book Fair

Book Fair Dates:  Monday, October 6th – Thursday, October 9th
Shopping Hours:  Monday – Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 11:40am and 1:00pm – 8:00pm (during Parent/Teacher Conferences)
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Nerge Knightly News 9.12.14

Posted September 12th, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good morning Awesome Nerge Families!

It has been another positive and productive week at Nerge.  Please find attached the first edition of the Knightly News.
Nerge Knightly News 09-12-14

Please consider joining us for our September PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00 in the teachers’ lounge.

Upcoming events of note:

Picture Day is Monday, September 15th.

Wednesday, September 24th, is a half-day of school.  Students are released at 11:40 AM, and there is no school for kindergarteners on that day.

Run to Read on September 28th.  Refer to District 54’s main website or follow this link for more information: http://sd54.org/runtoread/

For those of you who have patronized the Elk Grove Library, you may be interested to know that Mrs. Sherry Kasper will be retiring soon.  Mrs. Kasper has been in charge of Battle of the Books for years, and therefore has had a special relationship with our schools.  If you have an opportunity to stop by and wish her well in her retirement, I am sure she would very much appreciate it.

If you are looking for additional resources to support your children at home, please take a look at the websites below:

For more information on helping your child learn mathematics (with activities from pre-school to grade five), go to http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/index.html

For fluency practice:

http://xtramath.org/

For strategies and addition fluency practice:

http://gregtangmath.com/

For videos and additional examples:

http://www.khanacademy.org/commoncore/map

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:

http://www.nctm.org/resources/families.aspx

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

Brian Lawson                                                                     Joe McCauley

Principal                                                                               Assistant Principal

 

Mission, Vision, Commitments and Goals 2014

Posted September 8th, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

Good morning Excellent Nerge Community!

On behalf of the entire staff at Nerge, I would like to formally present the Mission, Vision, Commitments and Goals document that was created last spring.  Please take some time to read through it, as we worked hard to create a document that would be meaningful, both to us and to the community.

Nerge Mission, Vision, Commitments and Goals 2014

Embedded within the document is an introductory explanation of how we intend to use it to continuously improve ourselves as an organization.

Printed copies will be sent home in student backpacks today for your reference.

We sincerely hope that you find our finished product as worthwhile as we believe it to be.

Brian Lawson                                     Joe McCauley

Principal                                               Assistant Principal

Nerge Updates 9.5.14

Posted September 5th, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Good morning Wonderful Nerge Community,

It has been another outstanding week at Nerge as the students are settling in to routines and dedicating themselves to learning. I have complimented the students several times on the announcements as to how focused and engaged they have been already this year. We are certainly off to a great start and we expect nothing less than an excellent year at Nerge!

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. I am proud to say that last spring, Nerge continued its tradition of outstanding achievement by performing above the 90th percentile nationally on the MAP test in both reading and math, in terms of the rate of students meeting or exceeding their personal growth targets.

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: Wednesday, September 10th

Kindergarten Math: Wednesday, September 17th

1st Grade Reading: Tuesday, September 9th

1st Grade Math: Tuesday, September 16th

2nd Grade Reading: Tuesday, September 9th (Walker and Hannah)

Wednesday, September 10th (Miazga and Scardina)

2nd Grade Math: Tuesday, September 16th (Walker and Hannah)

Wednesday, September 17th (Miazga and Scardina)

3rd Grade Reading: Friday, September 12th

3rd Grade Math: Friday, September 19th

4th Grade Reading: Thursday, September 11th

4th Grade Math: Thursday, September 18th

5th Grade Reading: Thursday, September 11th (Quinnert and Linne)

Friday, September 12th (Kanoon and Stinger)

5th Grade Math: Thursday, September 18th (Quinnert and Linne MATH classes)

Friday, September 19th (Kanoon and Stinger MATH classes)

6th Grade Reading: Thursday, September 11th

6th Grade Math: Thursday, September 18th

Schaumburg Parent University

District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University 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. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Please see the attached flyers for details regarding two upcoming classes.
SPU STEM Class – Sept 16
SPU Erin’s Law Presentation – Sept 30

Please also find attached to flyers from PTA—one regarding an upcoming informational session on internet safety in conjunction with Schaumburg Parent University, and the other with information about the PTA Reflections. We are hopeful that many Nerge students participate in Reflections this year.
STC – Keeping Your Child Safe Online Flyer 10-7-14
PTA Reflections Entry Flyer

Please note that Picture Day is Monday, September 15th.

Wednesday, September 24th, is a half-day of school. Students are released at 11:40 AM, and there is no school for kindergarteners on that day.

Thank you for all that you do every day to support your children, and have a wonderful weekend!

Brian Lawson

Principal

Nerge Updates 8.29.14

Posted August 29th, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Good morning Fantastic Families of Nerge!

As expected, the school year has gotten off to a great start with a productive first week. It is great to have all of the students back at school and ready to learn. Teachers have been instructing students in classroom routines, and we have been reminding students of our PBIS expectations for safe, respectful, and responsible behavior. The students have been doing a wonderful job of contributing to an extremely positive learning environment at Nerge.

Please note that there is no school on Monday, September 1st, due to Labor Day.

We welcome our new kindergarteners on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Please see the attachment from State Superintendent Chris Koch, and another attachment detailing an opportunity to support the Foundation this weekend at Septemberfest.
State Superintendent Koch Letter to Parents 8-14
Foundation Septemberfest Parking

Among the other happenings around District 54 are the Run to Read and Schaumburg Parent University, which are described below.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend with your families, and we look forward to seeing our students return on Tuesday!

Run to Read – September 28

District 54 will host its 10th Annual Run to Read on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Dirksen School in Schaumburg. Run to Read is a day of races offering something for everyone. The day begins with 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children. At 8:45 a.m., we start our 5K run followed by a family walk at 9 a.m. All four events support our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website http://sd54.org/runtoread/. Register by Sept. 5 to save $5 on your registration fee and reserve a race Tshirt in your size. Finisher medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and participation medals are awarded to all children.

Schaumburg Parent University

District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University 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 offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided.

This year we have already scheduled parenting classes about Erin’s Law on Sept. 30 and internet safety on Oct. 7, as well as Time Together STEM projects on Sept. 16 and art projects on Oct. 22. Before we plan the rest of the classes for this school year, we would like to hear from you. What classes would you be interested in taking? How would you prefer to learn about SPU? Please take this quick survey (7 questions)at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1767964/Schaumburg-Parent-University-Survey so that the Schaumburg Parent University can meet the needs of our community.

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

Brian Lawson

Principal

Nerge Updates 8.22.14

Posted August 22nd, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Good morning Excellent Nerge Community!

Many staff members were out and about in the community Wednesday evening to personally invite you to Back to School and Curriculum Night, August 25th from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. For those families that were home, we hope you enjoyed our visit as much as we did. We are all very excited for the school year to start, and our community walk is just one way for us to express that sentiment to you.

Before the Back to School/Curriculum Night begins, we would love to have you join us for the PTA meeting in the gym at 4:40 PM. The meeting will conclude in time for you to attend the first session.

As was described in the literature that you have received already and the attached flyer, the two teacher sessions for Back to School Night will be identical, and will run from 5:00 until 5:25 and 5:35 until 6:00 PM. After you have attended your session(s), please join us outside for pizza at the PTA picnic which will begin at 5:30. Students are welcome to attend the classroom sessions with their families. Back to School Curriculum Night

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 26th. Please note that we open our doors at 8:25 AM to allow students into the building. If you are driving your child to school, please note the drop-off procedures attached.Drop Off Procedures 2014
After dropping off, we strongly encourage parents to proceed all the way through Jennifer Lane and out to Larson Lane, as cars turning around in the neighborhood create a safety hazard with two-way traffic in the drop-off zone.

Our lunch periods are 11:00 until 11:45 for 1st through 3rd Grades, and 11:45 through 12:30 for 4th through 6th grades. School ends at 3:00 PM every day except Wednesdays, which end at 2:30.

District 54 will host the 10th Annual Run to Read on Sunday, September 28. All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. It would be great to see Nerge families joining in the fun! To register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website http://sd54.org/runtoread/

Please note that there is no school on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st, and we welcome our kindergarteners for their first day of school on Tuesday, September 2nd.

We are looking forward to an exciting and productive first week with your children. The staff have all been busily preparing to ensure a great start to what will most certainly be an outstanding school year!

Brian Lawson

Principal

Back to School Information 8.7.14

Posted August 7th, 2014 by Steve Schneider

Good afternoon Fantastic Nerge Community!

I hope that you have had a wonderful summer with many opportunities to share quality time with your families. The staff at Nerge is very excited to begin another incredible school year with our outstanding students. We are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces in the fall, as well as welcoming new students to the Nerge family.

I have attached copies of information that was sent home earlier this summer for your reference.
Back to School Curriculum Night 2014
Back to School Letter 2014
Information Day 2014 Flyer

Please note several important upcoming events:

August 14: Coffee Meet and Greet (Nerge Gym): 8:00—9:00 AM
August 14: Information Day: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM
August 25: Back to School Picnic and Curriculum Night: 5:00—7:00 PM
August 26: First Day of School for 1st-6th Grades
September 2: First Day of Kindergarten

On Information Day, you may stop by anytime between the hours listed. Please be sure to stop by the PTA Information Table, where PTA members will be available to answer questions related to volunteering and joining the Nerge PTA. The PTA is a vital part of our school and we urge you to take an active role!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (847) 357-5777. Enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Brian Lawson

Principal

Happy Summer

Posted June 11th, 2014 by Elizabeth Maltz

The 2013-2014 school year has come to a close.  It was definitely a successful year at Nerge, as the students made tremendous growth both socially and academically.  We all deserve a wonderful and relaxing summer!

Some important dates to remember for the 2014-2015 school year include:

August 14        Information Day

August 25       Meet Your Teacher/Curriculum Night

August 26        First Day of School, 1st-6th grade

September 2   First Day of School, Kindergarten