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September Star Students shine at Hale School
Star Student assemblies recognize students for all of their hard work
Thank you to all the Community Helpers that shared their professions with the 1st grade students
Room 109 learns about Software Engineering from a Community Helper
Students Celebrate Staff and Student Spirit Day by cheering on the Chicago Bears
We are Pack Strong
Congratulations to all of our September Star Students

November 01, 2019 – Principal’s Update

Dear Hale community,

The crazy weather yesterday did not stop us from enjoying our Halloween parade and classroom parties. Everyone had a blast! We are fortunate to enjoy fun filled traditions together! Last Friday our 3rd-6th graders also really enjoyed the gym jam. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who make these events extra special.

In keeping with previous traditions, our beautiful Veteran’s Day bulletin board is on display. If you know a veteran you would like us to include on our board please send in a picture with the following information: veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, years of service, and your student’s name(s) and the veterans relationship to the student. If you have submitted a picture in years past we have kept those and they are already on display.

Picture Retakes

You should have received your child’s school pictures from Lifetouch.  Lifetouch will be back at Hale on Monday, November 4th for retakes.  If your child will be having his/her picture retaken, please bring the original photo packet to school on retake day.

SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Survey for Parents of 3rd through 6th Graders:

As a school, we set goals at the beginning of every school year. One of our goals specifically focuses on the wellness of the Whole Child. By focusing on our students’ social emotional health, we help prepare them for the challenges, academic and other, that they might experience.

To help us better know our students, we have an electronic survey we are using this year. Teachers and students have already taken the survey. Recently, I sent an email to all parents of 3rd through 6th graders asking them to complete the social emotional survey for their child(ren). Our teachers followed up with the parents who still needed to complete the survey during conferences. Our goal is to have 100% of the parents of students in grade 3 through 6 take the survey. We hope you will be able to take a moment to complete this survey.  Your perspective is essential as we partner to best support your child!  If you have additional questions prior to the survey closing on November 8th, please do not hesitate to contact the Hale office.

Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. Click here for the state’s website to view the 2019 report card and Click here for the School District 54 website to view the state’s report card.

The Illinois State website contains results from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment and financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 6 through 8, certified staff and parents last year. If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-6200.

Weather Response 

As winter weather is in gear, please click here to be directed to the School District 54 link for information about the SD54 Weather Response Plan.

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 evening programs scheduled for November. Please note that child care is always available.

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

  • Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Click here for a printable version of the Child Behavior Flyer

ABCs of Family Fitness – November 21

  • Most of us think about ABCs in terms of reading and writing. This class, guided by Melt Pilates and Yoga owner, personal trainer and yoga instructor Shannon Tampa, will focus on Abs, Biceps and Core. Support your child’s social emotional success by ensuring they stay healthy, challenged and engaged during this quality family time! This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Click here for a printable version of the ABCs of Fitness flyer
  • To register please visit the Click here to register Online 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

Nov. 4 – Picture Retakes

Nov. 8 – End of First Trimester

PTA Movie Night @ 6:30

Nov. 11 – PTA meeting @ 6:30

Brian Kaszewicz                                                         Jenny Clark

Principal                                                                     Assistant Principal