September 13, 2021

Dear Nerge Community,

With a month of school already in the books, we are proud to see our Nerge knights following their daily routines, building relationships and friendships with their peers, and engaging in high levels of learning!  We are so grateful for all you do as parents and guardians to support our students and school each day.  


As a reminder this Wednesday, September 15 is a half day of school for our students.  Knights will be dismissed at 11:40 AM.  Please see below for Nerge and District 54 information and announcements.



Kari Frederick                          Kristine Belt

Principal                                  Assistant Principal

@MsFrederick7                       @belt_kristine

School News
Dismissal Plans for Half Day, Wednesday 9/15

If your student normally attends KASPER after school on Wednesdays but is NOT signed up for their half day program for the 15th, please be sure to email the Nerge office at [email protected] to let us know your dismissal plans for your student. If you have any questions, please call us at 847-357-5777.

Picture Day- New Date, Monday, October 18 

Say cheese!  Nerge’s Picture Day has been changed to Monday, October 18 to ensure there are no conflicts with SHIELD testing.  See the information below and attached about ordering pictures.  Paper flyers will also be coming home with your child in the coming weeks.


Adult SEL Courses 

Nerge School is offering online classes to learn how to speak English via Zoom. These classes are for all parents who are interested in learning basic English conversation skills as well as beginning reading and writing skills in English. Classes will run Tuesdays from October 5th through November 16th from 6-8pm. Click here to learn more in PolishSpanish, or English

Attendance Line Thank you for making us aware of student absences by contacting the Nerge attendance line at 847-357-5776.

Nerge SHIELD TestingSHIELD Testing will occur on Tuesday mornings for those who have opted in. Families will be notified if their child tests positive. We will share more information about the parent portal through SHIELD with families as soon as it becomes available.  In the meantime, thank you for your patience.

Nerge PTA News

Pizza Mondays

Pizza Mondays are here!  Today, Monday, September 13th will be our FIRST Pizza Monday of the 2021-2022 school year! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!   We are always looking for volunteers to help serve pizza.  If you are available to volunteer one or more times, please sign up at:  Questions? Please contact the Pizza Monday Chair at [email protected].

Thank you for your support to our school!!

Classroom Celebrations 

The Nerge PTA is so excited to have the opportunity again to provide peak moments around Halloween and Valentine’s Day in each Nerge classroom.  Please go to to pay for your child’s celebration fee. While you are on the website, please update your child’s classroom information for this school year and check out our volunteer opportunities!


Nerge PTA Meeting: Tuesday, September 21 at 7 PM

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 21 at 7 PM.  Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the school year. We will be meeting in the Nerge gym.  Meet new people and find out more about the PTA. We can’t wait to meet you!

By joining the PTA, your money is supporting the organization at local and national levels, and it also goes directly into supporting programs at Nerge. This money allows us to provide cultural arts programs for the students, Nerge folders for the incoming kindergartners, before and after school clubs, field day equipment, birthday books, teacher appreciation week and so much more! Please click here to support your school by joining the PTA.

Hot Lunch

We are looking forward to being able to offer Hot Lunch to our Nerge Knights but we need your help. We need a few more volunteers for this committee. Volunteers needed to contact vendors, schedule hot lunches and create volunteer sign-ups. Please click here to volunteer or email us at [email protected].

Box Tops

Box Tops is an easy way to earn cash for our school!  We are still collecting clipped Box Tops.  These are being phased out and replaced by the digital version, but we can still submit them for cash.  Each Box Top is $.10 cash.  Our next deadline to submit clipped Box Tops is coming up.  Please send any unexpired clipped labels to school by October 25th.

Please download the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt.  Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need – equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!  Download the Box Tops for Education app here or click on this link and help support our school.  Have friends and family download the app also and select Nerge as their supporting school.  You can contribute if you shop online by emailing your digital receipt to [email protected].  It’s easier than ever!