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Principal’s Corner 11-12-14

Posted November 16th, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Morning Wonderful Hale Community-
 
It may only be the middle of November but the winter weather has definitely arrived.  Attached you will find the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.
 
Food Drive
We would like to thank all of the families that made donations over the course of our food dive.  We were able to collect  120 boxes of food and hygiene products to donate to our district’s food pantry.
 
PBIS
Tuesday we held our first Start Student Assembly at which time we recognized 30 students from across our building for their exceptional behavior by being Respectful, Responsible and Safe.  Today we will be holding a school wide celebration with classes buddying up with younger grades to have a game day.  Our students earned the celebration for reducing our school wide referrals by 20% from last year. Keep up the great work!
 
MAP Testing
The next round of MAP testing begins November 17, 2014.  We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year.  Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you. 
 
Starting this testing season and similar to how PARCC will be administered to students in grades 3-8, the MAP test will be web-based on a secure browser.  This web-based format does not change the test or how student results are calculated, but it does provide many advantages including more question types across broader ranges of levels, better proctoring tools for teachers, and additional reports for teachers so we can continuously improve our instruction based on these results.
 
We are excited to see the growth our students have made since the fall MAP administration. 
 
Please see the below schedule for specific days your child will be taking their MAP tests.   
·         Week of November 17th:
o   Tuesday: 1st and 3rd grade Reading
o   Wednesday: 2nd and 4th grade Reading
o   Thursday: 1st grade Reading and 3rd grade Math
o   Friday: 2nd and 4th grade Math
·        Week of November 24th: No testing
·         Week of December 1st
o   Tuesday: 6th grade Reading
o   Wednesday: 1st and 5th grade Math
o   Thursday: Kindergarten Reading and 6th grade Math
o   Friday: Kindergarten Reading, 1st and 5th grade Math
·         Week of December 8th
o   Monday: Kindergarten Math
o   Tuesday: Kindergarten Math
 
 
Important Upcoming Dates
·         November 13th                                  5th/6th Grade Concert
·         November 14th                                  End of the 1st Trimester
                                                                          Picture re-takes
·         November 17th                                  MAP Testing begins
·         November 26th -28th                        No School Thanksgiving Break
 
 
 
Brian Kaszewicz
Principal
Nathan Hale Elementary

Hale Hotline 10/29/14

Posted November 4th, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner

Good Afternoon Hale Community-

The fall weather as definitely arrived  hopefully the weather will hold out for our Halloween parade on Friday.

Attached please find the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.  Hotline10-29-14

 

Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner.  Here are a few reminders.

  • All costumes must be school appropriate. The expectations for everyday dress are applied to costumes.
  • The annual parade will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.  Weather permitting, students will be parading around the block from school to Braintree, then Milton, then Country Club to the path to come back to school.  If it does rain, the parade will be in the building going through the gym for parents to view.  In this event, we will open the doors at 1:35.
  • The classroom parties will run from 1:45-2:45.  All room volunteers have been confirmed.  You will not be permitted to attend the parties unless previously arranged with your room representative.

 

Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day is a time to remember those who have fought for our freedom.  This year we will be doing a Veteran’s Day board in the front Hall of the school.  If you have a loved one that fought or is currently in the military please send in a picture in an envelope with your child to the office marked Veteran’s Day by November 5th.  Please be sure that your child’s name and room number are on the back of the picture so we may return it to your family safely.  Forms will be sent home with students later this week.

 

Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  It is also a great time to give to those in need.  In the spirit of giving, Dooley and Hale Elementary Schools are teaming up and hosting a Turkey Trot to support the District 54 Food Pantry.

This one-mile family fun run/walk will take place on Thursday, November 6th at 5:00p.m. at Dooley Elementary. The Trot is open to family, friends, and students at Dooley and Hale Schools.  Admission to the Trot is a minimum of three nonperishable goods per person.  Hope to see you there.  Gobble, gobble!

 

Emergency Closings

Please see the attachments for information about how school closing will be communicated with families.  School closing sources of info in English1-Page 1 2014- Revised   School closing sources of info in Spanish-Page 2 1 -2014- Revised

 

Schaumburg Parent University – November 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 classes scheduled for November.

  • Family Fitness Night on Nov. 13 at Stevenson Elementary School:  While the music is pumping, families will choose different stations to work their muscles and learn about at-home fitness opportunities.
  • How to Build a Better Plate on Nov. 19 at the District Office: Alexian Brothers Lead Clinical Dietician Kirsten Johnson will talk to parents and guardians about how to eat right, plan right and shop right.

If you are interested in attending either event, 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.    Schaumburg Parent University presents Family Fitness on Nov. 13  Schaumburg Parent University presents How to Build a Better Plate – Nov. 19

 

 

Brian Kaszewicz                                                                                Ken Haase

Principal                                                                                             Assistant Principal

Clubs at Hale

Posted November 4th, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner

Please see the attached flier for Clubs offered at Hale.

Clubs at Hale

Turkey Trot 2014

Posted October 26th, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  It is also a great time to give to those in need.  In the spirit of giving, Dooley and Hale Elementary Schools are teaming up and hosting a Turkey Trot to support the District 54 Food Pantry. 
This one-mile family fun run/walk will take place on Thursday, November 6th at 5:00p.m. at Dooley Elementary. The Trot is open to family, friends, and students at Dooley and Hale Schools.  Admission to the Trot is a minimum of three nonperishable goods per person.  Hope to see you there.  Gobble, gobble!
Mr. Bykerk

Senate Bill 16 Informational Meetings

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner
Dear Hale Community,
 
A legislative proposal that would rewrite the way education dollars are distributed in Illinois threatens the financial stability of suburban schools, including District 54.
The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 16 this spring, legislation that would dramatically reduce state funding to District 54 by redistributing general state aid to districts in other communities. While taxes in Schaumburg Township would not be reduced, District 54 would lose an estimated $12.5 million annually or about $1,000 per student. This would represent the largest loss to any school district in Illinois, and a decline of 79.5 percent in the amount of funds we receive from the state of Illinois. If Senate Bill 16 were to become law, it would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students.
When the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes in November, Senate Bill 16 is one of the bills expected to be discussed in the House. As taxpayers and parents, we want you to be informed and aware of the financial impact on our schools. To that end, I am attaching invitations to two upcoming forums regarding Senate Bill 16.
  • On Thursday, Oct. 30, Districts 54, 211 and 15 will hold a public forum at Schaumburg High School. At this forum, district representatives will share specific information about how Senate Bill 16 will impact our schools.
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 21, State Sen. Matt Murphy and Reps. David Harris and Tom Morrison will host a legislative forum on Senate Bill 16 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights.
 
Sincerely,
 
Brian Kaszewicz                                                 Ken Haase
Principal                                                             Assistant Principal

Principal’s Corner 10-1-14

Posted October 2nd, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Afternoon Outstanding Hale Community-
 
We hope you are able to enjoy this beautiful weather before the fall temperatures arrive at the end of the week.  Attached you will find the latest edition of the Hotline10-1-14
 
Special message from the PTA President
Many of you have seen or heard about the Senate Bill 16 that has been passed down to the House.  The PTA is changing our monthly board meeting on Monday, October 6th  at 7pm to a general membership meeting.  If you are interested in hearing what this about and how we can be a voice to change this Bill to not affect District 54, please come and hear what we can do.  I am hoping that a representative from STC will be able to speak on behalf of District 54.
WE cannot change anything if WE do not use our voice.
 
Hope to see all PTA Members on Monday.
 
Thank you,
Corinne Mazzacano
PTA President
 
Important Upcoming Dates
10/6 – PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)
10/7 – Picture Day
10/9—Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal @ 11:40/No Kindergarten Classes
10/10—Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
10/13—Columbus Day – No School
10/14—Donuts For Dads
 
 
Have a great day,
 
Brian Kaszewicz                                                                Ken Haase
Principal                                                                             Assistant Principal

Hale Hotline 9-3-14

Posted October 2nd, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner

Here is the Hale Hotline from 9-3-14 Hotline9-3-14

Principal’s Corner 8-19-14

Posted August 21st, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner
Good Evening Hale Community-
 
Our teachers are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their classrooms as we are all ready for the school year to begin.  With the start of school in mind we wanted to share some important information with you.
 
Take it to the Streets
Tomorrow starting at 4:00 our staff will be out in the Hale neighborhood welcoming families back to school and passing out a flyer about upcoming events.
 
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)
 
First Day of School
On Tuesday August 26th, we will continue our tradition of having students line up on the playground with their teacher before walking into the building at 8:35.
 
Curriculum Night Kindergarten-6th Grade Parents: August 28th
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.
 
PTA Spirit Wear
Attached is an updated spirit wear form that includes the pricing that was missing on the original form. (Nathan Hale Spirit Wear)
 
Run to Read
The annual School District  54 Run to Read will be hosted by Dirksen School on Sunday, September 28th. All profits from this event are used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. It would be great to see some of our Hale families out there that morning! If you would like more information, visit the District 54 website at www.sd54.org.
 
Important Upcoming Dates
·         Monday, August 25thBack To School Night 6:00-8:00
·         Tuesday, August 26th First Day of School for 1st – 6th Grade Students
·         Thursday, August 28th –Curriculum Night Kindergarten-6th Grade Parents
·         Tuesday, September 2nd First day of School for Kindergarten Students
 
 
We hope to see everyone next Monday at our Back to School Picnic! 
 
Brian Kaszewicz and Ken Haase
 
 
Brian Kaszewicz
Principal
Nathan Hale Elementary
847-357-6200

Principal’s Corner 8-8-14

Posted August 11th, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner

Good Afternoon Hale Community-

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 2014-2015 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 this is our best year yet.

Class placement letters have been mailed out and should be arriving at your homes in the next few days. Included with the letters(and available on the website) you will find information about Back to School Night (Nathan Hale PTA Party on the Blacktop), spirit wear order forms (Flyer Order Form), the Hale science fair (Science Fair Flyer 2015) and a supply list (14-15 supply list).

Please note the following important upcoming dates:

· Thursday, August 14th, Information Day: On this day from 9:00AM-12:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM, you may drop off any registration information, physical paperwork, and pay consumable fees.

· Monday, August 25th – Back To School Night
Come by anytime from 6:00-8:00PM to visit the classroom and drop off all of your school supplies.

· Tuesday, August 26th – First Day of School for 1st – 6th Grade Students

· Thursday, August 28th –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.

· Tuesday, September 2nd – First day of School for Kindergarten Students

We are looking forward to a great year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 847-357-6200.

Brian Kaszewicz
Principal

Information Day

Posted August 10th, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner

Don’t forget Information Day is August 14th from 9:00am – 1:00pm and/or 5:00pm-7:00pm