Families & Students

invitation to ready set read with a red carWe will be hosting a Family Literacy Night on Wednesday, January 25, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Join us for a night of family fun participating in reading and writing activities!  Bring a Book! Take a Book! Do you have any gently used books at home? Bring them with to swap for “new” gently used book. Click here to RSVP for Literacy Night

As the weather continues to get colder, please send your students in appropriate winter gear to go outside.  We do go outside during lunch recess to get fresh air.

Once again, we are pleased to have Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists return to Hale Elementary. The dental team will be coming on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 and will provide exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, and sealants. Register here by clicking this link for the Smile Illinois Mobile Dentist 

Located at the top of form, next to the phone number, there is a drop-down box for English or Spanish. Please complete the form as soon as possible.

Parents of Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students: please note that by May 2023 you must show proof that your child has seen the dentist within the past 18 months.  This is a requirement for all children in the State of Illinois. If the Smile Illinois dentist examines your child, you have fulfilled this obligation.  If you are taking your student to your family dentist you can click here and bring this printable form.

If you have any questions call Kim Koch, Hale Elementary School Nurse at 847-357-6213.

The Nathan Hale Fun Fair is back! All Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade families are invited. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 3rd from 6-8pm in the Gym. Come and enjoy games, food, and lots of fun prizes! Tickets are $1.00 each. Be on the lookout for more information coming home soon!  

Order your 2022-2023 yearbook at a cost of $18, orders are due by 4/28/2023. Purchase your Hale Yearbook by clicking here.

If you capture a special memory at one of the Hale events, please send photos to [email protected]

The U.S. McKinney-Vento Assistance Act defines homeless children as those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime abode.
In general, children or youth living in motels, transitional housing, shelters, the street, cars, parks, bus or train stations, abandoned buildings and other inadequate accommodations may be considered eligible for McKinney-Vento services.  Please visit the School District 54 website for more information. 

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.

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.





1 male and 2 female students pose on playground equipmen