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Principal’s Corner 8-26-15

Posted August 27th, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Afternoon Hale Community-
 
We are off to a great start to the school year and we are looking forward to having our kindergarteners join us next Monday, August 31st.  Thank you for your continued support as we begin another successful school year.
 
Hotline
Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.
 
Kindergarten First Day
On Monday, August 31st we will be welcoming our kindergarteners to their first day of school!  Students will meet their teachers on the blacktop by the playground before walking into the building at 8:35.  Parents are welcome to join us outside.
 
Curriculum Night
Please join us for Curriculum Night, tomorrow Thursday, August 27 beginning at 6:00pm with a short meeting in the gym followed by classroom presentations.  The classroom presentation will be given at two times 6:20-7:00 and 7:10-7:50.  Please note that each will be repeating the same presentation during both sessions to allow families with more than one child at Hale to have an opportunity to attend the presentation at different grade levels.  This is a parent only event to allow you to meet your student’s homeroom teacher as well as their partner “kid share” teacher.
 
MAP Testing
Fall MAP testing begins next week, August 31st and runs through Friday, September 18th.  Each student will take a reading and math test.  The chart below shows which days each grade level is testing.
 
Kindergarten – 9/8, 9/9, 9/10, 9/11
Fourth Grade – 8/31, 9/2
First Grade – 8/31, 9/2, 9/8, 9/10
Fifth Grade – 9/1 & 9/3
Second Grade – 8/31 & 9/2
Sixth Grade –9/8 & 9/10
Third Grade –  9/1 & 9/3
Make-ups – 9/4 & 9/14-9/17
 
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.  
 
Visions Newsletter
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Upcoming Dates
August 27th                         Curriculum Night
August 31st                          First Day of School (Kindergarten)
August 31st                          MAP Testing Begins
September 7th                   Labor Day – No School
September 16th                Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40)
September 27th                 Run to Read
 
 
Remember to like the Nathan Hale PTA on Facebook and stay up to date on school, PTA, and district happenings.
 
Have a great rest of the week,
 
Brian Kaszewicz                                                                Holly Schlicher
Principal                                                                             Assistant Principal

Principal’s Corner 8-21-15

Posted August 24th, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Afternoon Hale Community-
 
It was great to see so many families last night at our back school picnic, we are all looking forward to the start of another great school year. 
 
First Day of School
On Monday August 24th, we will continue our tradition of having students line up on the playground with their teacher before walking into the building at 8:35.
 
Arrival and Dismissal Information
As we gear for the start of the school year we want to make sure we keep our parking lot safe for the arrival and dismissal of all of our students.  Please read through the attached document regarding our specific procedures.  Hale Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
 
Curriculum Night Kindergarten-6th Grade Parents: August 27th
Starting at 6:00 there will be a short meeting in the gym followed by classroom presentations.  The classroom presentation will be given at two times 6:20-7:00 and 7:10-7:50.  Please note that each teacher will be repeating the same presentation during both sessions to allow families with more than one child at Hale to have an opportunity to attend the presentation at different grade levels.
 
Schaumburg Parent University
District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University 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. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Our first session will be Family Literacy Night on Sept. 14. Click on the attachments for more information about the rest of the fall classes or visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu. Registration information is also found at this website.  Fall 2015 Course Description (English)  Fall 2015 Course Description (Spanish)
 
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.
 
Visions Newsletter
Interested in receiving news about District 54 schools and events? Subscribe to the District 54 Visions newsletter at http://sd54.org/email-signup
 
 
Remember to like the Nathan Hale PTA on Facebook and stay up to date on school, PTA, and district happenings.
 
Have a great weekend,
 
Brian Kaszewicz                                                Holly Schlicher
Principal                                                               Assistant Principal

Principal Corner 8-7-15

Posted August 7th, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner
I hope you have had a great summer and have been able to relax and enjoy some time with your family and friends.  The Hale staff is excited to start the 2015-2016 school year with you and your students.  The dedicated teachers and staff at Hale have been hard at work this summer attending trainings and planning meetings to make sure we have a great year. 
 
Class placement letters will be mailed out next week and should be arriving at your homes by the end of the week.  Included with the letters you will find information about Back to School Night, PTA membership forms and this year’s school supply list (also available online).
 
Please note the following important upcoming dates:
 
·         Thursday, August 13th, Information Day:  On this day from 9:00AM-12:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM, you may drop off any registration information, physicals and pay consumable fees. 
 
·         Thursday, August 20thBack To School Night
Come by anytime from 6:00-8:00PM to visit the classrooms and drop off all of your school supplies. 
 
·         Monday, August 24th First Day of School for 1st – 6th Grade Students and all ASD students
 
·         Thursday, August 27th –Curriculum Night Kindergarten-6th Grade Parents
Starting at 6:00 there will be a short meeting in the gym followed by classroom presentations.  The classroom presentation will be given at two times 6:20-7:00 and 7:10-7:50.  Please note that each teacher will be repeating the same presentation during both sessions to allow families with more than one child at Hale to have an opportunity to attend the presentation at different grade levels.
 
·         Monday, August 31st  First day of School for Kindergarten Students
 
 
RUN TO READ
 
As you may know, District 54 will be hosting the 11th annual Run to Read Event on Sunday, September 27.  All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54.  It would be great to see the Hale community well represented at this event!  Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun as well. If you would like additional information regarding the race, please go to the district web site at www.sd54.org.
 
Brian Kaszewicz
Principal

Nathan Hale Elementary
847-357-6200

Important Back to School Dates

Posted July 22nd, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner

August 20th – Back to School Picnic 6-8pm (classrooms close at 7:30)
August 24th – First Day of School for 1st-6th grade & ASD
August 27th – Curriculum Night 6-8:30PM
August 31st – First Day of School for Kindergarten

 

Principal’s Corner 4-29-15

Posted April 30th, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Afternoon Hale Community-
 
It’s hard to believe that there are only a few days left in April.  The students and staff have been working hard to soak up every learning opportunity.  We are very proud of each student as they have demonstrated their abilities and knowledge throughout the year.  Thank you for your continued support and encouragement!
 
Hotline
Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.
 
Schaumburg Parent University – May 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 May.
 
 
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.
 
Important Upcoming Dates
·         April 30th –May 5th            PARRC (3rd – 6th)
·         May 4th                                2015-2016 Kindergarten Orientation at 3:15
·         May 6th                                Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40 and no half day kindergarten)
 
 
Remember to like the Nathan Hale PTA on Facebook and stay up to date on school, PTA, and district happenings.
 
Have a great rest of the week,
 
Brian Kaszewicz                                                Ken Haase
Principal                                                             Assistant Principal

Principal Corner 4-15-15

Posted April 15th, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Morning Hale Community!
 
Registration
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year was due to the main office last Friday, April 10th.  If you have not already, please send in your child’s registration form as soon as possible.  This information is very helpful to us as we plan for next year’s classes.  Similarly, if your child will not be attending Hale School next year, please let the office know.  As a reminder, the school fee is not due until the beginning of next school year.  If you have any questions, please call us at 847-357-6200.
 
Arrival/Dismissal
Now that the weather has finally turned the corner it’s great to see so many students and families walking to and from school.  We do ask that if you bring your pets with you that you please keep them away from the main walkways around the school.
 
Important Upcoming Dates
·         April 17th                       Autism Awareness Bubble Ceremony
April 30-May 5th               PARCC
·         May 6th                          Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40 and no half day kindergarten classes)
 
Remember to like the Nathan Hale PTA on Facebook and stay up to date on school, PTA, and district happenings.
 
Have a great rest of the week,
 
Brian Kaszewicz                                                Ken Haase
Principal                                                             Assistant Principal

Principal’s Corner 4-1-15

Posted April 2nd, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Afternoon –
 
Spring weather has finally arrived, at least for today.  It’s great to have everyone back in the building after what we hope was a relaxing spring break. 
 
Hotline
Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.
 
MAP Testing
The next round of MAP testing begins April 6th.  We are excited to see the growth our students have made since the fall MAP.   Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you. 
 
Please see the below schedule for specific days your child will be taking their MAP tests.   
·         Week of April 6th:
o   Monday: 2nd and 4th grade Reading
o   Tuesday: 3rd and 1st grade Reading
o   Wednesday: 2nd and 4th grade Math
o   Friday: 3rd  Math and 1st Reading
·    Week of April 13th:
o   Monday: 6th grade Reading
o   Tuesday: 1st and 5th grade Math
o   Wednesday: Kindergarten Reading and 6th grade Math
o   Thursday: Kindergarten Reading, 1st and 5th grade Math
·         Week of April 20th
o   Monday: Kindergarten Math
o   Tuesday: Kindergarten Math
 
Kenneth Young 5K Run/Walk
Come join District 54 in the annual Kenneth Young Center 5k Run/Walk for mental health and senior services.  This is a family, pet-friendly event for a great cause! You can donate money yourself or share the information and have friends and family sponsor your run/walk.   More information in the attached flier 1   flier 2.
 
Important Upcoming Dates
·         April 3rd                Non Attendance Day
·         April 4th                 MAP testing begins
·         April 9th                 Science Fair
·         April 13th-17th     Autism Awareness Week  Special Edition Autism Awareness Hotline
 
 
Remember to like the Nathan Hale PTA on Facebook and stay up to date on school, PTA, and district happenings.
 
Have a great rest of the week,
 
Brian Kaszewicz                                                Ken Haase
Principal                                                             Assistant Principal

Hale Hotline 3-11-15

Posted March 12th, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Afternoon-
 
We are half way through our PARCC testing for our 3rd-6th students and they have been doing a great job!  As we finish up our testing this week, we know our students will continue to put forth their best effort.
 
Hotline
Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.
 
Schaumburg Parent University – April 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 in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Both of these events are free and free child care is also available.
 
·         Ask the Child Psychiatrist: Getting a handle on your parenting – 6:30 p.m. April 1.  Dr. Michael Feld will incorporate real-life experiences and humor into his discussion of life, mental and behavioral health. This discussion is for parents only.
·         Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.
 
If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
 
5Essentials Survey
Due to weather conditions and school closings across the state over the past several weeks, we have decided to extend the 5Essentials survey window by one week.  The survey will now remain open through March 20th.  We are hoping to receive 20% of Hale parents to take the survey, and we are currently at 11%.  As a reminder, parents can access the survey at the following site: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/.
 
 
Remember to like the Nathan Hale PTA on Facebook and stay up to date on school, PTA, and district happenings.
 
 
Have great rest of the week!
 
Brian Kaszewicz                                                Ken Haase
Principal                                                            Assistant Principal

3/4 Concert

Posted February 24th, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner
3/4 Grade Concert: Thursday, February 26, 2015 @Hale
6:00 pm: Rms. 209 & 213. Students report to their classroom at 5:45.
7:30 pm: Rms. 210, 211 & 212. Students report to their classroom at 7:15.
Students are invited to wear country-western clothes: blue jeans/skirts, western hats, anything denim!

Jump Rope for Heart

Posted February 24th, 2015 by Mrs. Weiner

We are proud to announce that February’s Jump Rope for Heart event raised $1551.58 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.