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News Broadcast 5.4.16

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Updates: 5-2-16

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by Steve Schneider

Please take some time to check out the latest edition of the Nerge Knightly News 4-29-16

Kindergarten Orientation
Invitations have been sent home for our Kindergarten Orientation this evening at 6:30 PM. We look forward to meeting many parents of incoming kindergarteners tonight!

STEM Open House and Science Fair

Please join us for our Open House and Science Fair on Wednesday, May 4th from 6:30—8:00 PM. We will once again have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) theme, showcasing the different learning activities at each grade level.

While you are attending the Open House/Science Fair, please consider attending the PTA general membership meeting immediately prior to the Science Fair at 6:15 in the gym. Also, check out the Book Fair in the LMC. More information is contained in the Knightly News.

Also while you are here for this event, please check out the last two murals that have been recently placed in the front hallway on either side of our Math and Science Academy crest. Our art teacher, Mr. Donovan, did a fantastic job highlighting our Mission and Vision in the first mural, as well as conveying the theme of Nerge as the gateway to the future in the second of the two murals. These murals join the seven others found throughout the building to celebrate our science and technology education.

Please also note that Wednesday, May 4th is a half-day of school and students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM.

Message from our Student Ambassadors

From Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th, students can have fun dressing-up, while donating to help those in need. The schedule below will outline how to dress-up and the coins to bring in on each day. Let’s see how much money Nerge can raise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Monday, May 2nd: Pennies for Pizazz- Bring in pennies to donate and dress up with “pizazz.” Wear an accessory to spice up your outfit (hats, headband, jewelry, scarf, boa, funky socks, etc.).

Tuesday, May 3rd: Neon Nickels – Wear neon colors and bring nickels to donate.

Wednesday, May 4th: Dreamy Dimes- Wear your pajamas and bring dimes to donate.

Thursday, May 5th: Crazy Quarters – Wear mismatched clothes and bring in quarters to donate.

Friday, May 6th: Future Me- Everyone deserves a future. Dress-up as what you want to be when you grow up! Bring in any type of money to donate.

The Nerge Student Ambassadors will be collecting any gently used shoes on Wednesday, May 4th during Open House from 6:30-8:00 PM. The shoes will be donated in support of the program “Shoes Empowering Africa.” This program collects shoes and resells the collected shoes at an honest price to the African middle-class families. The money is used to cover the cost of tuition, textbook fees, room/board, and uniforms for 105 orphans in the villages of Uganda and Haiti.

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

Information about enrolling for school band and orchestra has been distributed to current 4th grade students. Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form and Testing Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. More information will be available at the enrollment meetings. (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend).

Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M. Mead Junior High

Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M. Addams Junior High

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 P.M. Eisenhower Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M. Frost Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M. Keller Junior High

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20

Schaumburg Boomers

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include
• Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
• Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
• Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

Knightly News 4-29-16

Posted April 29th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

Attached is the latest edition of the Knightly News:

Nerge Knightly News 4-29-16

News Broadcast 4.29.16

Posted April 28th, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

News Broadcast 4.27.16

Posted April 26th, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Updates 4.25.16

Posted April 26th, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

School Musical

This year’s musical, The Best Little Theater in Town, is coming together and the students are excited to regale you with song this Thursday and Friday.  We are asking for non-perishable food items for our District 54 Food Pantry as the “price of admission”.  We are looking forward to seeing you Thursday or Friday!

Science Fair and Open House

This year’s Open House and Science Fair 2016.pdf will be Wednesday, May 4th, from 6:30-8:00 PM.  Our Open House will again be highlighting our STEM curriculum, and our Science Fair promises to be a great success like last year.  Science Fair participants in Grades K-4 may bring in their projects the night before on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Students in grades 5-6 will bring in the projects Monday or Tuesday to present to their classes according to their teacher’s directions.

Half-Day of School and PTA General Meeting

Please note that there is a half-day of school on Wednesday, May 4th, and students are dismissed at 11:40 AM.  Please also note that there will be a PTA general meeting immediately prior to the Science Fair in the gym (see below)

PTA Nominees 2016-2017

The Nerge PTA is pleased to announce the following nominees for the 2016-2017 school year.  The nominees will be voted upon at the PTA general meeting on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:15 P.M. This roster is also posted in the school office.
President – Kim Moore
1st VP – Rosanna Elder
2nd VP – Cristy Happ
3rd VP – Vicky Stella
Treasurer – Kim Serafini
Recording Secretary – Cindy Pfeifer

Corresponding Secretary – Hannah Mercado

Student Enrollment Forms

Student Enrollment Forms for the 2016-2017 school year were mailed to each family.  Forms need to be returned to the school office with any updated/corrected information.  This will allow our office to update your information for the upcoming school year.  If you have misplaced the form, please contact our main office to request another be mailed to you.  If the Student Enrollment Forms are not returned to the school office, students cannot be enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year.

Mead Night for 6th Graders

The Mead staff is looking forward to meeting Nerge 6th Graders on Friday, April 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.  On this night, students will have an opportunity to meet students from other feeder schools, enjoy a soft drink, listen to music, sing karaoke, play basketball or ping pong, hear about Mead’s clubs and activities, and be given a guided tour by a staff member and one of the Mead Prep Club and/or Interact Club students.  Students can ask the Mead Prep and Interact Club students any questions they may have about Mead Junior High School.   There is no cost to attend this event, but students cannot participate in this activity without the signed ticket that was sent home.

Schaumburg Parent University – May 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 upcoming evening programs.

  • The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving, communication, strengthen family bonds, and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
  • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!

The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities.  Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18:

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition, visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

News Broadcast 4.22.16

Posted April 21st, 2016 by Elizabeth Maltz

News Broadcast 4.20.16

Posted April 19th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

District 54 co-hosts annual Recycling Event this Saturday – April 23

Posted April 18th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

School District 54, the Village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Township District Library will host a free recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. The following items will be recycled.

•Electronics: Televisions, small household appliances, microwaves, monitors, computers, keyboards, mice, radios, video cassette recorders, telephones, fax machines, UPS systems and more
•Books: even those that are damaged or outdated
•Document Destruction: Shred up to two boxes. Envelopes with windows, paper clips and staples are OK. No plastics, CDs or plastic bags. All paper is recycled.
•Clothing, shoes, purses, belts, hats, back packs, towels, linens and other household textiles
•Automotive and household batteries
•Holiday light strands, extension cords, copper wiring and computer wiring
•Motor oil and antifreeze
•Bicycles, wheelchairs and sewing machines
•Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)
•Cellular and other wireless devices
•Eyeglasses
•American flags
•Fire extinguishers

Paint, gas, paint thinner and other hazardous waste will not be accepted.

For more information about the event and a complete list of recyclables, click here.

Nerge Updates 4.16.16

Posted April 16th, 2016 by Steve Schneider

Welcome to Mead Night

Welcome to Mead Night will be held on April 29th from 6-8pm @Mead Jr. High.  On this night, students will have an opportunity to meet students from other feeder schools, enjoy a soft drink, listen to music, sing karaoke, play basketball or ping pong, hear about Mead’s clubs and activities, and be given a guided tour by a staff member and one of the Mead Prep Club and/or Interact Club students.  This night is only for Mead incoming 7th graders.  All transportation arrangements must be made in advance.  Students are expected to be picked up promptly at 8:00 P.M.

PTA Nominees 2016-2017

The Nerge PTA is pleased to announce the following nominees for the 2016-2017 school year.  The nominees will be voted upon at the PTA general meeting on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:15 P.M. This roster is also posted in the school office.

President – Kim Moore
1st VP – Rosanna Elder
2nd VP – Cristy Happ
3rd VP – Vicky Stella
Treasurer – Kim Serafini
Recording Secretary – Cindy Pfeifer
Corresponding Secretary – Hannah Mercado

Please note that our next regular PTA meeting is this Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 PM in the teachers’ lounge.

Physicals Required for Junior High Sports

School District 54 requires that any student who participates in a team or intramural sport  must have an approved physical on file in the health office prior to tryouts.  The physical must be administered by a physician or nurse practitioner and is valid for only one year from the date of the exam.  Since sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of the exam, parents of students who are interested in participating in any junior high sport are urged to schedule a physical exam during the summer months. These appointments fill up quickly!  This will allow the student to participate in any sport throughout the school year.  It also coincides with the physicals required for high school admission.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the nurse at the junior high school where your child will be attending.

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to current 4th grade students.  Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.  More information will be available at the enrollment meetings.  (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend.)

Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M.     Addams Junior High

Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M.     Mead Junior High

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 P.M.     Eisenhower Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.     Frost Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.     Keller Junior High

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.  Questions?  Please feel free to contact the band or orchestra teacher at your child’s school.

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 upcoming evening programs.

  • The Truth About Nutrition:  Registered Dietician Samantha Woulfe will explore common facts and myths about nutrition in an interactive workshop for children in third through eighth grade and their parents. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available for younger children.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing will be continuing during the week of April 18th for all 3rd through 6th grade students.  Please help your child by ensuring they get enough sleep, providing a healthy breakfast, refraining from scheduling appointments and encouraging them to do their absolute best.

Upcoming Dates

April 22:  Seeds of Success Earth Day Celebration 5:30-7:00 PM

April 28 and 29:  School Musical, 7:00 PM

May 4:  Science Fair and Open House 6:30-8:00 PM.  Please note that this is also a half-day of school, and students are dismissed at 11:40 AM.