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Nathan Hale Elementary School
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October 12, 2017 – Principal’s Corner

Dear Hale community,

We want to thank everyone for attending student-led conferences last week.  The partnership between the school and parents is vital to the success of our students.  Please feel free to reach out to at any time if there is anything we can do to support your child.

Hale Hotline

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Halloween Celebrations

With Halloween approaching, we wanted to share details about the day’s celebrations.  Please read the attached letter for the all of the logistics for our school parade and classroom parties. Halloween Letter

In choosing an appropriate costume for your child to wear at school, please keep the following in mind:

  • No weapons or “look-alikes” of any kind
  • No fake blood, gore, scary costumes or costumes depicting violence
  • Be certain that your child can see through any mask or head covering
  • No one may wear make-up or costumes to school in the morning

Online Report Cards and Parent Portal Updates

District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online by November 21, 2017. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address will receive an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Schaumburg Parent University – October 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 October.

  • Back-to-School Power Moves. Former Illinois PTA President Matthew Rodriguez will provide tips for parents to help support learning at home. This presentation is for adults only, but free childcare is available. The program is from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs.
  • Escape Room: Family Math Night. Parents and children in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math and logical thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This hands-on activity will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity:

Throughout the month of October, when you dine at Salata at 140 E. Golf Road in Schaumburg and “salute” the District 54 Education Foundation at checkout, 15 percent of your bill will be donated to the Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation last month by dining at Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg and to everyone who attended the Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club and Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Foundation’s Trivia for a Cause event. We are so appreciative of the community partners who help us make a difference in the lives of District 54 students!

To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.

Important Dates

October 11             Family Fun Night (Last names A-L)

October 17             Donuts with Dad

October 18             Family Fun Night (Last names M-Z)

October 27             Gym Jam (Grades 4-6)

October 31             Halloween parade and parties

November 6           Picture Retake Day

 

Have a great rest of the week.

Brian Kaszewicz, Principal                            Holly Schlicher, Assistant Principal

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

Throughout the month of October, when you dine at Salata at 140 E. Golf Road in Schaumburg and “salute” the District 54 Education Foundation at checkout, 15 percent of your bill will be donated to the Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation last month by dining at Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg and to everyone who attended the Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club and Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Foundation’s Trivia for a Cause event. We are so appreciative of the community partners who help us make a difference in the lives of District 54 students!

To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org

Online Report Cards and Parent Portal Updates

District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to see their children’s report cards online by November 21, 2017. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address will receive an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

 

Halloween Celebrations

With Halloween approaching, we wanted to share details about the day’s celebrations.  Please read the attached letter for the all of the logistics for our school parade and classroom parties. Halloween Letter

In choosing an appropriate costume for your child to wear at school, please keep the following in mind:

  • No weapons or “look-alikes” of any kind
  • No fake blood, gore, scary costumes or costumes depicting violence
  • Be certain that your child can see through any mask or head covering
  • No one may wear make-up or costumes to school in the morning

Reflections

Hopefully, you are hard at work on your Reflections project, but if not, it’s not too late!  Projects are due to the office by November 1st.  Reflections is the National PTA Arts Program that asks students to get creative!  The 2017-18 Reflections theme is Within Reach.  Students can enter as many projects as they like, in as many of the following categories as they like:  Literature, Visual, Photography, Dance, Choreography, Musical Composition, Film Production, and special Artist Category.  So draw, paint, make a collage, write something, take a photo, compose a song, choreograph a dance or produce a movie!  All projects must reflect this year’s theme.  Entry Forms and Rules are available in the office.

 

 

 

October Classes – Schaumburg Parent University

Schaumburg Parent University – October 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 October.

  • Back-to-School Power Moves. Former Illinois PTA President Matthew Rodriguez will provide tips for parents to help support learning at home. This presentation is for adults only, but free childcare is available. The program is from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs.
  • Escape Room: Family Math Night. Parents and children in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math and logical thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This hands-on activity will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Parking Lot

Our priority at arrival and dismissal is always our student’s safety.  As a reminder during morning drop off please do not pull around the line of cars.  If your child/children have already exited your car please wait for the line to move rather than cutting around other cars.  Also in the afternoon please make sure you are parking your car in available parking spots and not blocking any of the aisles.

 

Social Media

We are looking to expand our communication with our community and will be adding a social media platform.  In order to make sure we are reaching as many families as possible, please take a minute to complete the brief survey attached to let us know which platform would be most beneficial to you and your family.  Social Media Survey

 

September 27, 2017 – Principal’s Corner

Dear Hale community,

It was great to see several of our students and families participating in last Sunday’s District 54 Run to Read.  While Shadow the Wolf did not retain his title in the mascot race, he did well and so did our students who participated in the 100 yard dash, 400 yard dash, 1 mile walk or 5k run.  It was wonderful to see Hale represented at such a great event.

Hale Hotline

Click here for the latest edition of the Hale Hotline.

Social Media

We are looking to expand our communication with our community and will be adding a social media platform.  In order to make sure we are reaching as many families as possible, please take a minute to complete the brief survey attached to let us know which platform would be most beneficial to you and your family.  Social Media Survey

Scholastic Book Fair

As in years past we will be hosting our Book Fair during conferences next week on Thursday, October 5th.  This year will be partnering with Scholastic Books to help a school district in Houston that was impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Hale will be donating our scholastic dollars, which we get for every dollar spent, as well as purchased books to help restock libraries and provide books to students displaced in shelters.

Parking Lot

Our priority at arrival and dismissal is always our student’s safety.  As a reminder during morning drop off please do not pull around the line of cars.  If your child/children have already exited your car please wait for the line to move rather than cutting around other cars.  Also in the afternoon please make sure you are parking your car in available parking spots and not blocking any of the aisles.

Picture Day

Picture day is coming to Hale on Tuesday, October 3rd.  You should have already received order forms but if you would like to order online please use the information listed below.

mylifetouch.com

Nathan Hale Elementary School Pictures Picture Day is: Tuesday, Oct 3 Picture Day ID: RN037052Q0

Schaumburg Parent University – October 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 October.

  • Back-to-School Power Moves. Former Illinois PTA President Matthew Rodriguez will provide tips for parents to help support learning at home. This presentation is for adults only, but free childcare is available. The program is from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs.
  • Escape Room: Family Math Night. Parents and children in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math and logical thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This hands-on activity will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Important Upcoming Dates

October 3         Picture Day

October 5         Half-day-Parent Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 11:40)

October 6         No School-Parent Teacher Conferences

October 9         No School –Columbus Day

October 10        PTA meeting at 7:00

October 17        Donuts with Dad

 

Have a great rest of your week.

Brian Kazewicz, Principal                             Holly Schlicher, Assistant Principal

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities  

Thank you to everyone who supported the District 54 Education Foundation at Septemberfest over Labor Day weekend by parking at Collins Elementary or purchasing slices of pizza from our not-for-profit day partner, Jet’s Pizza! There are two additional opportunities to support the Foundation in September. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org