Posted February 28th, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner
Dear Hale community,
It looks like winter has decided to return, hopefully for the last time of the season. We hope everyone stays safe on their evening commutes. Last week we kicked off the lead up to our Science Fair with a great PTA sponsored assembly on Forces & Motion. The students were able to see great examples of forces at work in our everyday lives. We are looking forward to another successful Science Fair coming up in April, see this edition of the Hotline for more information.
We then started off this week with our PBIS celebration Bingo game that students had earned by dropping our overall number of referrals from one month to the next. The students had a great time playing and won some exciting prizes. Speaking of exciting prizes with the end of the second trimester we will be having our SUPER PRIZE DRAWINGS next week. During lunch students will be able to use their yellow star tickets for a chance to win a number of prizes.
Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline. Hotline2-24-16.pdf
2nd Trimester Report Cards
Friday, February 19th was the last day of the second trimester. Report cards are being finalized and will be sent home on Tuesday, March 1st. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
Severe Weather Preparedness Week
The week of February 28th through March 5, 2016 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois. On Tuesday, March 1st, we will be preparing our students in case of a weather emergency. At approximately 10:00 a.m., we will have our students practice the shelter in place drill. Please be sure to discuss this very important drill with your child. Thanks in advance for your help.
Jump Rope for Heart
We are proud to announce that February’s Jump Rope for Heart event raised $1,755.47 for the American Heart Association. This was a wonderful event because our students took an interest in two things: heart health and helping others. Thank you to all the families, relatives, and friends who supported our students in their fund-raising efforts. Remember to keep your heart healthy by following the “Five for Life”: Limit sodium consumption, avoid sugary drinks, don’t smoke, eat a nutritious diet, and exercise at least 60 minutes per day.
5 Essentials Survey
Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentails Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement. All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey. The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Our current response rate is 4%.
To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentails.org/Illinois/ through March 11, 2016. When searching for our school name, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under N for Nathan Hale Elementary School).
Schaumburg Parent University 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 three upcoming evening programs.
- Mindfulness: An Interactive Approach to Managing Your Child’s Anxiety or Depression. District 54 Social Worker Trisha Johnson will explain how to use mindfulness in your everyday life and activities you can do with your children to help them manage difficult emotions. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 10 in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
- Painting Party. Join art teacher Lauren Tocmo in an interactive workshop for children in kindergarten through eighth grade and their parents. There is a $5 fee for the canvas, upon which you will create a spring-themed painting. The program will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 14 at Stevenson School, 1414 Armstrong Lane, Elk Grove Village.
If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
First Student announces Love the Bus Month
Did you know February is Love the Bus month? The annual campaign by the American School Bus Council raises awareness about taking the bus to school and appreciation for the drivers who safely transport students each day. If your children ride the bus to school, please join us in thanking the driver by having them complete one of the attached coloring sheets and handing them to their drivers. I am also attaching a list of safety tips so that we can all work together in keeping students safe. First Student February.pdf First Student February- Spanish.pdf Love the Bus Valentine 2016.pdf Bus Drive Coloring Sheet.pdf
Important Upcoming Dates
February 25th 3rd & 4th Music concerts
6:00pm rooms: 201, 210, 212 (students arrive at 5:45)
7:30pm rooms: 211, 213, 214 (students arrive at 7:15)
March 1st Shelter in Place (Tornado) Drill
Report cards sent home
March 4th PTA movie night