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Nerge News 1.13.20

Happy New Year!  It was so wonderful to be back at it at Nerge this past week.  We missed your children so much over break!  Staff members rang in 2020 by committing to Nerge New Year Resolutions.  Students and staff members reviewed expectations for ensuring a safe, respectful, and responsible learning environment and dove right back into our curriculum.  On Friday, students were reunited with their buddies during our January Best Buddy Classroom Meeting.  January’s Social Emotional Learning theme is Culture/Perspective and Empathy and Bullying.  Students learned more about empathy- the ability to think about what it’s like to “walk in someone else’s shoes” and participated in an empathy walk activity.  Be sure to ask your child about it!  We are looking forward to a great week.  Please see below for Nerge upcoming happenings.


Click on the attached info-graph to see how many trees the efforts of Nerge students and families helped plant for this great organization! teamtrees donation.png

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  Currently 6% of our families have participated in the survey and need 20% in order to receive a parent report.

For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan

Please see the link for information about our District 54 Severe Weather Response plan.

Schaumburg Parent University – January 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. Please note that child care is always available.

Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30

According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. This presentation will help parents learn more about the dangers of vaping/e-cigarettes and how to detect if your children are using them. Our presenters will also discuss how to talk to your children about drug use and how to help them quit these addictive products. For parents and their children (ages preteen and older). Presented in English and Spanish by the Elk Grove Village Police Dept. and Kenneth Young Center. This event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Door C1). Vaping flyer

District 54’s Deaf Education teacher is offering free sign language classes for parents within District 54 that are interested in learning! The six-week course will be held at Blackwell Elementary from 6:00-7:30PM on Thursdays (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13). There are no prerequisites to join and childcare will be offered for those who need it. If you would like to sign up, please contact Mary Jo Morley at 847-357-5123 or If you need additional information, please contact Emily Kulacz at

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.