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Autism Awareness Week Spirit Week

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

The week of April 25th Hale School will be holding our annual Autism Awareness Week.

Monday-Animal Print Day (wear animal print or animal themed clothing)
Tuesday- Pajama Day
Wednesday-Sports Day
Thursday-Hats off to Autism Day (wear your favorite hat)
Friday-Wear your Autism Awareness T-shirt or  red, blue or yellow

It’s a suggested donation of $1 a day.  Please use attached flyer when sending in the donation Autism Awareness Week Fundraiser 2016

Hale Hotline 4/20/16

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

Dear Hale community,

We hope you are having a great week.  We have just about finished up our last PARRC makeup tests and are very proud of the effort our students put forth.  Thanks for encouraging your child to always do their best.

Hotline

Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline. Hotline4-20-16.pdf

Registration for 2016-2017

Registration for next school year (2016-2017) was due on Friday, April 8.  If you have not returned your child’s registration as of yet, please do so as soon as possible to help us in planning for next year.  Registration can be completed two different ways: online through the parent portal, or by returning the pre-printed registration form that was mailed home.  If you have registered online in the past, you are required to resubmit your current information online again.  Please keep in mind that when registering, there is also a consumable materials fee.  Paying this fee is only part of the registration process; we still need your updated information as well.  If your child will not be returning to Hale next year, please let the office know as well.  You can reach the main office at 847-357-6200.

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20th:

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to current 4th grade students.  Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.  More information will be available at the enrollment meetings.  (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend.)

Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M.                Addams Junior High

Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M.                Mead Junior High

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 P.M.               Eisenhower Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.           Frost Junior High

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.           Keller Junior High

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.  Questions?  Please feel free to contact the band or orchestra teacher at your child’s school.

Hale Food Drive

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

For the month of April & the beginning of May, Hale will be collecting food items to benefit the District 54 Mead Jr. High Food Pantry and hygiene items to benefit WINGS. Please see flyer for more information food drive flyer 2016

Hale Hotline 4/6/16

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

Dear Hale community,

I hope you are having a great week.  We are all looking forward to seeing the great Science projects our students have been working on showcased at tomorrow Science Fair. Be sure to read through the Special Edition of the Hale Hotline which includes great information about Autism as we celebrate Autism Awareness Month.

Hale Hotline

Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline. Hotline4-6-16.pdf AAW Newsletter 2016.pdf

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing will be taking place during the weeks of April 11th and April 18th for all 3rd through 6th grade students.  The PARCC test consists of 3 English Language Arts sections and 4 Math sections (3 for 6th grade).  Each section will take between 60 and 110 minutes to complete, and will be spread out across the two week testing window.  Please help your child by ensuring they get enough sleep, providing a healthy breakfast, refraining from scheduling appointments and encouraging them to do their absolute best.   Below is our schedule for the PARCC testing:

Monday, 4/11-ELA 1: 3rd – 6th AM Friday, 4/15-Math 2: 3rd-6th AM
Tuesday, 4/12-ELA 2: 3rd – 6th AM Monday, 4/18 Math 3: 3rd-6th AM
Wednesday, 4/13-ELA 3: 3rd – 6th AM Tuesday, 4/19 Math 4: 3rd-5th AM
Thursday, 4/14-Math 1: 3rd – 6th AM Wednesday 4/20-Friday 4/22: Make-up Testing

Multicultural Event—April 9, 2016

School District 54, the Schaumburg Park District, and the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) will be hosting our annual Multicultural Event from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC—505 N. Springinsguth Rd. in Schaumburg). Please join us for cultural performances by students of School District 54, crafts and games, and food from around the world. Admission to the Multicultural Event is free, and food is available for purchase (cash only). Click here to access the informational flyer.

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 upcoming evening programs.

  • Using Technology to Support Student Learning:  District 54 instructional coaches Hobbs Behrouzi and Becky Meyer will discuss how our teachers are integrating technology into the curriculum to support students, foster collaboration and differentiate learning.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available.
  • The Truth About Nutrition:  Registered Dietician Samantha Woulfe will explore common facts and myths about nutrition in an interactive workshop for children in third through eighth grade and their  parents. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available for younger children.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Hale Updates 3/31/16

Posted March 31st, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

Dear Hale community,

We hope you had a great spring break!  It was nice to hear so many of our students sharing about trips they took or special time they got to spend with family and friends.  We hope that everyone came back feeling refreshed as we look to make a push into the last couple of months of the school year.

Autism Awareness T-Shirts

Just a reminder that orders for this year’s Autism Awareness T-shirts are due tomorrow April 1st. AAW Hale Shirt Order Form.pdf

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing will be taking place during the weeks of April 11th and April 18th for all 3rd through 6th grade students.  The PARCC test consists of 3 English Language Arts sections and 4 Math sections (3 for 6th grade).  Each section will take between 60 and 110 minutes to complete, and will be spread out across the two week testing window.  Please help your child by ensuring they get enough sleep, providing a healthy breakfast, refraining from scheduling appointments and encouraging them to do their absolute best.  Attached is a letter with more information. PARCC Parent letter.pdf PARCC Parent letter-Spanish.pdf

Science Fair- Thursday, April 7th
5th and 6th graders

Please remember your projects are due in your classrooms Monday, April 4th.  You will bring your projects down to the gym the morning of the Science Fair.

Kinder-4th graders

Please bring your projects in to school the day of the Science Fair.  Bring your project directly to the gym between 7:45am-8:30am.  Judging will be held during the school day.  Teachers will inform students when to go to the gym to present their project to the judges.

Parent viewing will be help form 6:00pm-7:00pm the night of the Science Fair.  Awards will begin at 7:00pm.

We ask that the students bring home their projects after the awards ceremony.  We would, however, like to display the winning projects in the front hallway for one week.

If you have any questions please contact Heidi at hrtrybus@gmail.com.

Visit the Morton Arboretum at the Nathan Hale Science Fair

In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day in the month of April, The Morton Arboretum will be joining us at the Science Fair.  The Arboretum will have a  number of table top activities for students and their families. Please stop by the Arboretum’s table as you enjoy all the wonderful science fair projects.  This will kick off a month of fun Earth Day and Arbor Day Activities the PTA has planned.

Multicultural Event—April 9, 2016

School District 54, the Schaumburg Park District, and the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) will be hosting our annual Multicultural Event from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC—505 N. Springinsguth Rd. in Schaumburg). Please join us for cultural performances by students of School District 54, crafts and games, and food from around the world. Admission to the Multicultural Event is free, and food is available for purchase (cash only). Click here to access the informational flyer.

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

High School District 211 Community Meetings – April 4 and 5

The next series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Hoffman Estates High School on Monday, April 4 and at Palatine High School on Tuesday, April 5.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Student Involvement & Wellness. The final round of meetings on Finances and Facilities will be May 2 at Conant High School and May 3 at Fremd High School. Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year strategic plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first two rounds of meetings, is available online at http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

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                                  Megan Krajecki

Principal                                              Interim Assistant Principal

Autism Awareness T-Shirts

Posted March 18th, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

 

Attached is the flyer for our 2016 Autism Awareness T-shirts.  All orders are due back April 1st.

Hale Hotline 3/9/16

Posted March 17th, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

Dear Hale community,

Our staff and students have gotten off to a great start in the third trimester and are hard at work trying to meet their end of the year goals.  We hope you have had the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather these last couple days.  Fingers crossed we will get some of this same weather over spring break.

We have some exciting news to share; Mrs. Schlicher had her baby last week, both her and her son are doing well.  In Mrs. Schlicher’s absence, Mrs. Krajecki will be filling in as our interim assistant principal.  Mrs. Krajecki has worked in District 54 for the last 9 years most recently as a literacy coach.  She was worked with the staff and students at Hale the last two years, and we are glad to have her with us.

Hale Hotline

Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline. Hotline3-9-16.pdf

No School – March 15

District 54 schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 15, due to the primary election. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority in District 54. On most days our doors are locked; visitors must ring the doorbell and be admitted by staff; and then visitors must proceed to the office first to sign in. However, on election days, 24 of our 28 school sites serve as polling places, and therefore, the doors must be kept open. State law requires schools to serve as polling locations if asked and in Cook County about one-third of the polling places are in schools. In years with a presidential election, higher numbers than usual are expected to vote. Therefore, in order to put safety first, District 54 students and staff will not attend school on March 15.

The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 7th and closes on Friday, March 18th.  Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.). Parent Letter STEM Academy 2016.pdf D54 STEM Summer Academy Brochure 2016.pdf D54 Summer STEM Academy 2016 – Registration.pdf

Note from High School District 211

Residents of High School District 211 are invited to share their ideas to help shape the future of District 211 schools at the next series of Community Engagement meetings on March 14 at Palatine High School and March 15 at Conant High School.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic—Academic Programming. Student Involvement & Wellness will be the featured topics at the April meetings on April 4 at Hoffman Estates High School and April 5 at Palatine High School. Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including a schedule of upcoming meetings and materials from the first meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Important Upcoming Dates

March 15th                   No School-Primary Election

March 21st-25th            No School-Spring Break

March 28th                   No School

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 your week.

 

Jump Rope for Heart

Posted February 28th, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

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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.

Hale Hotline 2/24/16

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.

Hale Hotline

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

Hale Updates 2/26/16

Posted February 28th, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

Dear Hale community,

We hope you had a great week.  We want to recognize our 3rd and 4th graders for putting on two great shows last night.  Thank you to Mr. Govednik and all of the 3/4 teachers for all of their hard work. We have  a couple of quick updates below.

5Essentials Survey

We realized there was an error in the link I sent out on Wednesday.  Please use the correct link below to complete the 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.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.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).

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra 2016

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun! District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 11-28 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Frost Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram

If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.

Note from High School District 211

Residents of High School District 211 are invited to share their ideas to help shape the future of District 211 schools, at the next series of Community Engagement meetings on March 14 at Palatine High School and March 15 at Conant High School.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic — Academic Programming. Student Involvement & Wellness will be the featured topics at the April meetings on April 4 at Hoffman Estates High School and April 5 at Palatine High School. Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including a schedule of upcoming meetings and materials from the first meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.