Nerge News 12.2.19
We hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend and Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones! In addition to learning, the two days leading up to our break were filled with peak moments at Nerge. Our 2nd grade students proudly displayed their writing about turkeys in disguise. The Mead and Conant Choirs rang in happiness for our 4-6 grade students and, hopefully, recruited some Nerge knights to consider joining choir in the future. Classrooms celebrated completing the 21 Day Challenge of transforming a happiness tactic into a habit by decorating their entryways for a festive December.
We are looking forward to this full week of learning to kick off December. Please see below for upcoming Nerge news and events.
Winter MAP Testing Schedule
We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year and see the growth made since the Fall MAP tests. Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share the results with you. Here is our winter schedule:
Week of December 2
- Monday, 12/2: 3rd Grade Math, 4th Grade Reading
- Tuesday, 12/3: 1st Grade Reading, 6th Grade Reading
- Wednesday, 12/4: 5th Grade Reading
- Thursday, 12/5: Kinder Reading, 2nd Grade Reading
Week of December 9
- Monday, 12/9: 4th Grade Math
- Tuesday, 12/10: 1st Grade Math, 6th Grade Math
- Wednesday, 12/11: 2nd Grade Math, 5th Grade Math
- Thursday, 12/12: Kinder Math
Lost and Found
Please come and look at our Lost and Found. We have many gloves, mittens, scarves, jackets, snow pants and boots that want to go home. We will be donating all unclaimed items to District 54’s Community Closet on Friday, December 20th.
5 Essentials Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. Currently 3% of our families have participated in the survey.
For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.
District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan
Now that we are starting to see a change in our weather, please see the link for information about our District 54 Severe Weather Response plan. https://sd54.org/resources/district-54-cold-weather-response-plan/
Windy City Bulls District 54 Takeover Night – January 10, 2020
The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, January 10 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.
The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime.
Schaumburg Parent University – December 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 evening programs scheduled for December. Please note that child care is always available.
Mad Isn’t Bad – December 5
Anger can interfere with your child’s academic performance. Dr. Felix Casados, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will help you develop management skills, learn reduction techniques and rules for fair fighting. You will also learn strategies to reduce tension at home and at school and how to diffuse conflict and reduce anger expression in your children. This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the District 54 Early Learning Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, 520 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Adults only. Mad Isn’t Bad flyer
Family Caroling – December 10
Join other District 54 families in caroling around the Lakeview School neighborhood and enjoying hot chocolate afterward. This activity, led by Lakeview music teacher Kelsey Richardson, will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Lakeview, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Family Caroling flyer
To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.