Families & Students

We are still looking for Room Representatives to help run the classroom parties for the following: Two room reps needed for classrooms: 205 Bulger, 206 Warner, 201 Kelly, 202 Bellie and one room rep needed for classrooms: 213 Messer, 214 Pierini, 217 Collins.  Please email [email protected] if you are interested. Dates for classroom parties are OCTOBER 31, 2022 AND MARCH 17, 2023.  The PTA THANKS YOU for your help to make the school year GREAT!

Spirit Wear orders that were placed in August, should arrive aroung the beginning of October.

Hale is happy to announce that author Lori Degman will be visiting Hale school on October 19, 2022 for students in grades 1-3.  Lori is the author of numerous children’s books including:


TRAVEL GUIDE FOR MONSTERS (Sleeping Bear Press, 2020)

LIKE A GIRL (Sterling Publishing, 2019)

JUST READ (Sterling Publishing, 2019)

NORBERT’S BIG DREAM (Sleeping Bear Press, 2016)

COCK-A-DOODLE OOPS! (Creston Books, 2014)1 ZANY ZOO (Simon & Schuster, 2010)

If you would like to order one of her books, The Book Stall, in Winnetka is partnering with Hale for books at a discounted price. Here is a link to the order form Lori Degman Order Form.  All orders are due by October 20, 2022.  Please contact Mr. Siemieniec with any questions – [email protected]



All 4th, 5th and 6th graders are invited to the “HALLO GYM JAM” on Friday, Oct 28, 2022, from 6:30p to 8:00p in the Hale Gym.  Wear your BEST costume to win a prize!  There will be dancing, photo-booth, snacks, and drinks!  Forms will be sent home with students in the next week.  Permission Slips and $10.00 due no later than Friday, Oct 22, 2022.  Cash or Check payable to “Hale PTA” are accepted.  Volunteers needed for this committee.  If interested, please contact Stephanie Kulpinski at [email protected]  Any questions regarding the gym jam, please contact Carolina Morabito at [email protected] 

Physical Exam: According to the Illinois School Code (section 27-8) students entering Kindergarten and 6th grade must have had a physical exam within one year prior to starting that grade level. Students of any grade level transferring from a school outside Illinois or the county must also have a physical within the last year. All students must be up-to-date with a Physical examination and the immunization requirements. Completed forms must be turned into the school nurse office by Monday, October 17, 2022.
Immunizations: All immunizations must be current according to the requirements of the Illinois School Code.
Click here for the SD54 website regarding Health Services.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse at 847-357-6213

Every year, District 54 welcomes hundreds of new families into our community and we are so excited for you to be a part of it. If you are new to Nathan Hale, we hope to make this transition a simple and seamless one. If you are a returning Nathan Hale family, welcome back! 

This section hosts useful information for all families, such as attendance, arrival & dismissal procedures, school hours, and more. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Nathan Hale office at 847-357-6200 or the district office at 847-357-5000.

With a focus on student and staff safety, District 54 will not allow food delivery services (including, but not limited to, GrubHub, DoorDash, and local restaurants) to our schools. We will continue to have hot lunch days, which are planned events, organized and supervised by school or PTA volunteers. However, we will no longer accept other outside food deliveries to keep our schools secure.

Hot lunch will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the school year.  Deadline to order for the following week is every Tuesday at 12pm.  

FIRST TIME USERS GO TO marlaslunch.boonli.com   School Password is NH350. QUESTIONS email [email protected]

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of all of our students. With their safety in mind, we have established arrival and dismissal procedures. Please take a minute to review our arrival and dismissal plans prior to the first day of school. Please click here for a printable version of the Arrival and Dismissal map.

Classes start at 8:40 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 8:30. Please note: beginning Wednesday, August 21, 2022, every Wednesday is designated for staff development meetings.  Every Wednesday, students will be dismissed 30 minutes early at 2:30 p.m.

Office Hours
The Hale School office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Remember that our student absence line (847 357-6202) is available 24 hours a day. Please call if your child will be absent from school by 9:00 a.m.