August 29, 2019 – Principal’s Corner
Dear Hale community,
It has been great to have our kindergartners join us this week to complete our Hale community. Our students were excited to welcome our newest members to our wolf pack and celebrated the completion of their first day as the kindergartners paraded around the building. We would like to thank our entire Hale community for your support in kicking off a great school!
We will be wrapping up our MAP testing next week. Below is the schedule of when grade levels will be testing. Please be sure your child has a full night’s rest, and has a solid meal before coming to school each day.
Friday, August 30, 2019 – Math: First grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade
Monday, September 2, 2019 – No School
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Reading: Kindergarten
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Reading: Kindergarten
Thursday, September 5, 2019 – Math: Kindergarten
Friday, September 6, 2019 – Math: Kindergarten
- You can pay your students fees through your parent portal account. This includes your $50 consumable fee, optional instructional device insurance (grades 3-8 only), and milk.
- If you believe your student will qualify for the Free Lunch Program and therefore will qualify for a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee at this time. Applications for the Free Lunch Program are available online and in the school office.
- The consumable fee will increase by $15 if payment is not received by November 15th, $25 if not received by February 1st, and $35 if not received by April 1st.
- If you would like to purchase instructional device insurance but do not have the option to do so through your portal, please contact our school office for assistance. Instructional device insurance must be purchased before the date of device issuance.
Support the Foundation
The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 2, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.
The District 54 Education Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s for a fundraiser on Wednesday, September 18. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg (1 S. Roselle Road) or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road (357 S. Barrington Road), and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. September 18 is a half-day in service, so please consider supporting the Foundation by ordering lunch from Lou’s. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order. The flyer is attached; you can also click here to access the flyer on the Foundation’s website.
The District 54 Education Foundation ensures that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding
- Breakfast programs at the schools so students can begin their day ready to learn,
- Grants to students with financial need so they can participate in extracurricular activities, and
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming.
Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation that supports District 54 students!
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) – September 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 September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.
Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12
Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.
Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication: 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30
This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.
These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Click here to register for the SPU September Classes. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a Tshirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. 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, visit Click here to register for Run to Read.
Important Upcoming Dates
August 26—MAP Testing begins
September 2—No School (Labor Day)
September 9 –PTA Meeting at 7:00
September 18—Early Dismissal 11:40 a.m.
September 22—Run to Read
Have a great day!
Brian Kaszewicz Jenny Clark
Principal Assistant Principal