Dear Hale Community
Happiness Month is in full swing at Hale! Our week started off with students opening up their Top Secret letters from their parents. The looks on the kid’s faces as they read your encouraging words was amazing. Throughout the week we posted what makes us happy in the front hallway, high-fived new friends in the hallway and looked for different people to eat lunch with. We are looking forward to the rest of the activities scheduled throughout the month.
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End of Trimester 2
This Friday marks the end of the 2nd trimester. Our hope is that through the parent portal, you have been able to keep up to date with your child’s grades since conferences. You will be able to access the 2nd trimester report cards through the portal on March 20.
5Essentials Parent Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. Click here to take the 5Essentials Parent Survey that is available online through March 15, 2019.
Kindergarten registration continues daily in the main office between 9:00AM and 2:00PM. Kindergarten registration is intended for any incoming Hale-based kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 school year. You can get a head start by completing most of the registration online by clicking here. Please know that you will still need to come to the office and prove residency.
Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16
Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.
The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash. For more information, click here for a printable version of the Multicultural Event Flyer. We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16th!
Schaumburg Parent University – March 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 March. Please note that child care is always available.
Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13
Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Click here for a printable version of the Fit Fam flyer.
To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.
Spanish Speech Contest
MacArthur School will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666.
Important Upcoming Dates
March 11 – PTA meeting 7:00
March 20 – Report Cards Posted on Parent Portal
March 21 – 5/6 Fine Arts Night
March 23- 31 Spring Break (No School)
April 2 – No School
Have a great week!
Brian Kaszewicz Bob Wroblewski
Principal Assistant Principal
The safety of our students is always our top priority, please take a minute to review our arrival procedures.
- There is no adult supervision prior to 8:25 a.m. Therefore, students should arrive at school no earlier than 8:25 a.m. unless students are attending a club or study session supervised by a Hale staff member.
- For morning drop-off, please come in the east entrance, turn left into the second aisle of the parking lot, proceed west to the drop-off area and leave via the west exit. Staff members will be outside to facilitate the process. Please have students prepared to exit your vehicle once it comes to a complete stop. If your child needs assistance exiting your car please park in a designated spot.
- Parent should not be dropping off students from the far back lane near Wise Rd. Having students walk through the parking lot alone poses a serious safety concern.
- All students and adults should use the crosswalk and please never walk in-between the buses.
The safety of our students is always our top priority, please take a minute to review our dismissal procedures.
- Cars may park in any available parking spot. Cars should NOT be double-parked in the center aisle.
- All buses will be released first from the parking lot. Then, students with an adult will be allowed to cross the crosswalk and enter the parking lot to get to their vehicles. Finally, a staff member will reopen the parking lot and dismiss cars.
- Walkers will exit through the back west door and students taking a bus will exit through the front door.
Kindergarten registration continues daily in the main office between 9:00AM and 2:00PM. Kindergarten registration is intended for any incoming Hale-based kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 school year. You can get a head start by completing most of the registration online by clicking here. Please know that you will still need to come to the office to bring in your child’s original birth certificate and prove residency.
Is My Child Too Sick To Go To School?
A common dilemma that parents face is “when should I keep my child home from school?” It’s not easy as parents more and more today are juggling the responsibilities of family and work. Here are some guidelines to follow.
Know the difference between a cold and the flu:
Flu is a serious illness and symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, or muscle aches. With the flu, symptoms come on very quickly. It is advised to contact the doctor if these symptoms are present. An antiviral medication may be prescribed.
Symptoms of a common cold include stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, and hacking cough. Often, cold symptoms come on gradually., Although the common cold is usually not serious, if symptoms are severe, it is a good idea to keep your child home to rest, rather than spread the cold to other children at school.
Keep your child home from school if:
- He has a fever. This means a temperature 100 degrees or higher.
- She has vomited. Keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours and able to tolerate solid foods
- He has diarrhea. Encourage good hand washing to prevent the spread to other family members. Keep your child home until they are symptom free for 24 hours and able to tolerate solid foods.
- She is coughing frequently or having any sort of breathing trouble.
- He has a rash that is spreading. Check with your child’s doctor to see if it is contagious before sending your child back to school.
In order to help prevent the spread of illness in school, students with a fever 100 degrees or more may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hrs without the use of fever reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. GOOD HANDWASHING IS THE NUMBER ONE PREVENTION.
Your child’s School Nurse is available every day and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. They are committed to working in partnership with parents to promote student health.
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. The 2018 report card information is expected to be posted on Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the state’s website at www.illinoisreportcard.com. District 54 will also make it available on our website at http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards.
The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the PARCC assessment, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment, district-level financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 4 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. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.
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Mrs. Fagan – Kindergarten Room 113
Ms. Molaro – Kindergarten Room 114
Mrs. Beaty – 3rd/4th grade Room 209
Mrs. Smith – 3rd/4th grade Room 210
Ms. Ostrowski – 3rd/4th grade Room 211
Ms. Netzel – 3rd/4th grade Room 213
Mrs. Swingle – 3rd/4th grade Room 214
Ms. Bellie – 5th/6th grade Room 201
Mrs. Bulger – 5th/6th grade Room 205
Mrs. Bouchard – 5th/6th grade Room 203
Ms. Simpson – ASD Teacher Room 101
Ms. Ghilarducci – ASD teacher Room 102
Mrs. Clark – Literacy Teacher
Mr. Kaszewicz – Principal
Mr. Wroblewski – Assistant Principal