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2016-2017 Supply List

Posted June 6th, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

Click on the link to find the school supply list for the 2016-2017 school year.

Hale Hotline 5-18-16

Posted May 20th, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

Dear Hale community,

We hope everyone is having a great week.

Here are the latest updates…

Hale Hotline

Click the link to the latest edition of the Hale Hotline. Hotline5-18-16.pdf

D54 Foundation awards $26,500 in student grants
Support the foundation that supports our students

The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit http://d54foundation.com/in-memory.

In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.

To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.

  • 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. 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.
  • Golf Outing – June 13
    Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.

Proud to Be Bilingual: Creating a Strong Native Language Environment in Your Home

Bilingual Parent Advisory Council| May 25, 2016|6:30-7:30p.m.

You are invited to join us on May 25th as Maria Barba, a Golden Apple Award Winning Dual Language teacher in District 54, shares how her parents created a strong native language environment in the home and the positive impact it had on her life. We will also be sharing results from this year’s ACCESS test and information regarding the 2016-2017 Title III state grant. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th and hearing your ideas as we begin to plan for the upcoming school year! Click here for an informational flyer.

Location:   Professional Learning Center |524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Please enter through door C2.

Orgulloso de ser bilingüe: Creando un ambiente fuerte de Lenguaje Nativo en su casa

Consejo Asesor de Padres Bilingües | 25 de mayo de 2016|6:30-7:30 PM

Usted está cordialmente invitado a acompañarnos el 25 de mayo donde tendremos  a la Maestra de Lenguaje Dual del Distrito 54;  Maria Barba, ganadora del Golden Apple Award, como oradora invitada. Ella compartirá cómo sus padres crearon un ambiente fuerte usando su lengua materna en el hogar y el impacto positivo que tuvo esto en su vida.   Estaremos también compartiendo los resultados de la prueba ACCESS y la información sobre la subvención del estado de Título III  para el año escolar 2016-17.  ¡Estamos deseosos de verle el día 25 y escuchar sus ideas mientras comenzamos a planificar para el próximo año escolar! Para más información oprima aquí.

Ubicación: Centro Profesional  de Aprendizaje| 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg,
Por favor utilice la puerta C2 para entrar

Temat: Jak stworzyć środowisko w domu, aby dziecko czuło się dumne, że jest dwujęzyczne!

(Rada Dwujęzycznych Rodziców)|25go Maja, 2016|6:30-7:30 wieczorem

Serdecznie zapraszamy Państwa 25go Maja na przesłuchanie Marii Barba, nauczycielki dwujęzycznej w Dystrykcie 25.  Maria Barba, laureatka nagrody Golden Apple, opowie jak jej rodzice stworzyli domowe środowisko w języku ojczystym i że to miało pozytywny wpływ na jej życie. Podczas spotkania również ogłosimy wyniki tego rocznego testu ACCESS i podamy informacje odnośnie do Title III  State Grant na rok 2016-17.  Czekamy na spotkanie Państwa podczas zebrania i wysłuchania Waszych pomysłów na nadchodzący rok szkolny.

Miejsce:  Professional Learning Center|524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Prosimy wejść przez drzwi C2

Important Upcoming Dates

May 19th               PTA Culver’s Night
May 20th               Gym Jam –grades 4th-6th
May 24th               6th grade Fieldtrip
May 25th               6th grade breakfast
May 27th               Field Day
May 31st               Field Day-Rain Date
Yearbooks distributed
June 1st                 Last Day of School-full day

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Hale Hotline 5-4-16

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Mrs. Weiner

Dear Hale community,

It is hard to believe that May is already here and we are in the final month of the school year.  Thank you to all of the parents and families who have taken the opportunity to recognize the talented and dedicated staff we have here at Hale during Teacher Appreciation Week.  I know I feel extremely grateful to work alongside such a great group of educators. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our tremendous community for all of the support we received during our Autism Awareness Week.  With your donations through Penny Wars and spirit wear we were able to raise $2,070! The classroom with the largest donation came from Mrs. Smith’s class (Room 210) and the winner of the Penny War was Mrs. Carlson’s class (Room 211).  All of the donations will benefit the Autism Society of Illinois.

Half Day Tomorrow

Please remember that tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4th is a half day for all students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:40 and  will not be eating lunch at school.

Hale Hotline

Attached is the latest edition of the Hale Hotline. Hotline5-4-16.pdf

Spring MAP Testing

Spring MAP testing begins May 9th and runs through Wednesday, May 18th.  The chart below shows which days each grade level will be testing.

Kindergarten – Reading: 5/12, 5/13

Math: 5/17, 5/18

Fourth Grade – Reading 5/9 & Math: 5/11
First Grade –    Reading: 5/10, 5/11

Math: 5/13, 5/17

Fifth Grade – Reading 5/10 & Math 5/12
Second Grade – Reading 5/10 & Math 5/11 Sixth Grade –Reading 5/13 &  Math 5/17
Third Grade –  Reading 5/9 & Math 5/12 Make-ups – 5/19 – 5/24

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 upcoming evening programs.

  • The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
  • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

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.

Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!

The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities.  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 three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

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.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 3rd            Hale Hustle against Hunger @ 4:00
May 4th            Half day-dismissal at 11:40
May 19th          PTA Culver’s Night
May 20th          Gym Jam (4th-6th grade)
May 24th          6th grade fieldtrip
May 25th          6th grade breakfast
May 27th          Field Day
May 30th          No School-Memorial Day
May 31st          Field Day-Rain Day
June 1st            Last Day of School dismissal at 2:30pm

Have a great week.

Brian Kaszewicz                                  Megan Krajecki

Principal                                              Interim Assistant Principal

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.