October 11, 2021

Dear Nerge Community,

We really enjoyed connecting with our Nerge families during Fall Conferences.  Thank you for partnering with our staff to discuss your child’s celebrations and goals for a royal success at Nerge Kingdom this school year.  We also want to recognize our amazing Nerge PTA.  Thank you for the delicious dinner and Book Fair event!


We look forward to seeing our knights back at the castle tomorrow, Tuesday, October 12 as there is no school today.  Please see below for Nerge and D54 information and announcements.  


Kari Frederick                          Kristine Belt

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

@MsFrederick7                       @belt_kristine

School News

Battle of the Books Club- Grades 3 and 4We are calling all 3rd and 4th graders!  Do you love to read? Do you enjoy friendly competition?  Join Battle of the Books! Battle of the books will take place in room 216 every other Monday morning from 7:45-8:25.  The starting date is October 25th and the final district competition in April.  If you would like your child to participate in Battle of the Books, please click here to fill out the google form by October 18th. Any questions? Email: [email protected]

Picture Day- Monday, October 18 
Say cheese!  Nerge’s Picture Day is Monday, October 18.  See the information below and attached about ordering pictures.  Paper flyers will also be coming home with your child in the coming weeks.

From the Nurse: Attention Parents of Kindergarten, 6th Grade, and New students

The Illinois School Code requires that all students entering kindergarten, sixth grade, or any student enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time have a complete physical examination by their doctor. The exam must have been administered within one year prior to entering the grade level. 


The State of Illinois also requires documentation of immunizations:

  • At all grade levels, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Measles, Rubella, Mumps, Polio, Hepatitis B and Varicella vaccine are required. 
  • Tdap is required for 6th grade. 
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (1 dose) on or after the 11th birthday is required for 6th grade.
  • Documentation of these requirements must be received by the school health office no later than Friday October 15th, 2021. 

If documentation of these requirements is not received by the above date your child will not be allowed in school.  If you send your child to school on the above date without the missing documentation, you will be called to come to school and pick up your child. Your child will not be allowed to return to school until the requirements are met.

Veteran’s Day Celebration and Opportunities

Each year, Nerge takes pride in hosting a Veteran’s Day event to honor our community veterans and this year is no different.  Although we are not able to host an in-person celebration, we plan on honoring veterans through a meaningful video presentation that will be viewed school-wide on November 11.  Please see the attached letter below outlining various opportunities to be involved in recognizing community veterans and/or making donations to support the Hines VA hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project.  

Nerge Shield Testing  Nerge Shield testing occurs every Tuesday morning.  If you have any trouble using the Shield Testing Parent Portal, contact the SHIELD patient portal support at (217) 265-6059.Nerge Shield Testing
Attendance Line Thank you for making us aware of student absences by contacting the Nerge attendance line at 847-357-5776.