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October 3, 2018 – Principal’s Corner

Dear Hale community, We are looking forward to connecting with families at our first round of student-led conferences this week on Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5.  Since our conferences are student-led, we ask that students attend so they can share with parents their progress in academic and social emotional areas, as well as goals they have set for the remainder of 2018-2019.  Teachers will also be sharing their insights and establishing areas of focus to bridge home and school support.  In preparation for conferences, all families will be receiving an email this Thursday containing the fall MAP report for each child. Please remember that our school day schedule is adjusted to accommodate these conferences.  Thursday, October 4 will be a half-day of school with a dismissal time of 11:40.  Also, there is no school on Friday, October 5.

Hale Hotline

Check out the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.

Safety Drills

As you know throughout the year we participate in a variety of drills for fire, severe weather and lock downs.  Today we participated in a lock down drill with the Schaumburg Police Department.  The Schuamburg PD was extremely impressed with how our students and staff did.

Social Media

Parent—“How was your day today?”Child—“Fine.”Parent—“What did you do all day?”Child—“I don’t know.”If this conversation sound familiar, now you can have a look into Hale. Social media creates a window for families to see what is happening in our school and in the classrooms. Below you will find a list of staff members and their social media handles. Please consider joining some of these platforms if you are not already a social media user. It is a great way to see things going on in the building and using that as a conversation starter around the dinner table.

Hale: Facebook: Nathan Hale Elementary School

Twitter and Instagram: Halewolves54 and @the_hale_den

Mrs. Beaty: Twitter and Instagram: @mrsbeatyhale

Mrs. Smith: Facebook: Mrs. Smith’s Class Hale School and Twitter: @mrssmithsclasshale

Mrs. Swingle: Twitter and Instagram: @mrsswingle54

Mrs. Fagan: Facebook: Mrs. Fagan’s Class and Instagram: mrsfagansclass

Ms. Molaro: Facebook: Miss Molaro’s Class

Mrs. Potesta: Twitter: @mrspotestaskinders!

Ms. Netzel: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @msnetzelhale

Ms. Bellie: Twitter: msbellie54 and Instagram: funinroom201

Ms. Simpson: Twitter as @simpsonhale54

Mrs. Clark: Twitter and Instagram: @MrsClarkHale

Mrs. Bulger: Twitter: @BulgerHale and Instagram: Mrs.BulgerHale

Mrs. Bouchard: Twitter and Instagram: MrsBouchardHale

Hale Library: Twitter: @LibraryHale and Instagram: HaleLibrary

Mr. Kaszewicz: Twitter: @BKaszewicz54

Mr. Wroblewski: Twitter: @wroblewski54 and Instagram: bobwroblewski54

Halloween

As Halloween approaches, we want to remind everyone of the important details surrounding the festive celebration.  Please read the attached Halloween letter as it outlines logistics for the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31, including guidelines for costumes, a timeline of the afternoon and reminders overall safety. Click here for the Halloween Letter

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Parents – Oct. 9

As you know, District 54 is committed to ensuring the academic success and social-emotional well-being of all students. This fall we introduced a new social-emotional learning curriculum at all grade levels focused on the belief that each child deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged.

We value our relationships with our students’ parents as we work together to support the children in this community. Therefore, District 54 will host a presentation for parents and other adults in our community about the negative effects of bullying and what we can do as a community to create a culture of kindness and respect.

Humanity Rising is partnering with Kirk Smalley of Stand for the Silent to deliver this powerful message in October, National Bullying Prevention Month. Mr. Smalley will talk about how his own son committed suicide after being bullied.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at our Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Click here to access the flyer for the event.

We hope you will make plans to join us. And please reach out to us if there is ever anything we can do to better support your child.

Schaumburg Parent University – October 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 October. Please note that child care is always available

How to Raise Resilient Children – October 11

Jacqueline Rhew, the co-author of Successful Parenting, will talk about creating a custom plan for raising independent children into adulthood, with strategies for increasing motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement. This presentation is intended for adults only and is presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs . This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018, in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, 2nd floor, Schaumburg. How to Raise Resilient Children Flyer

Math Night: Escape Room – October 24

Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Important Upcoming Dates

Oct 4               Half Day (dismissal at 11:40) and Student Led Conferences

Oct 5               No School

Oct 8               No School – Columbus Day

Oct 9               PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM

Oct 16             Donuts with Dad

Oct 26             Gym Jam (4-6 grade)

Oct 31             Halloween Parade and Parties

Have a great day.

Brian Kaszewicz                                                         Bob Wroblewski

Principal                                                                     Assistant Principal