May 7, 2021

Our teachers and staff are overwhelmingly grateful for the generosity provided from our parents and our PTA this week as we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. We appreciated the PTA providing some sweet things this week including Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards and a cupcake truck! We are so lucky for the community support we all receive. We hope everyone has an amazing weekend celebrating Mother’s Day!

individual pictures of male and female students holding letter that say happy mothers day

Hale Hotline

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Hale PTA Needs You

We all know how much kids love hot lunch and how great it is to not have to pack a lunch every once in a while. The PTA is in need of a chair for hot lunches so we can keep this fun tradition going. If you are interested please contact Heidi Trybus at [email protected]

21-22 School Year Selection

If you have not already done so, please go to the Infinite Campus parent portal to make the enrollment selection between In-Person Learning or the Virtual Learning Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. The window to complete this decision ends on May 14. Any students who have not made an enrollment selection by May 14 will automatically be placed in in-person learning for the fall.

Once logged in to the parent portal, select “2021-2022 Instructional Model Selection” button. And use the drop down box to select “In-Person Learning” or “Virtual Learning Academy”. This will be the decision for the entire 2021-2022 school year. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 847-357-6200.

MAP Testing (May 3-14, 2021)

This spring we will test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool. The MAP testing window is from May 3-14. The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in-person because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in-person. The purpose of the assessment is to continue to obtain data points on our students and to continue to plan for instruction that meets the needs of each student.

With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.  

  • Students will be seated with a minimum of 3 feet of social distance.
  • Masks will be required.
  • Remote students are invited to the building to test (email coming soon!)
  • Parents or caregivers of remote-only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
  • Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from the school.

MAP testing does require great focus and stamina on the part of the students; therefore on the days your child is testing there will not be additional instruction.

  • Monday, May 10: 4th Grade
  • Tuesday, May 11: 1st Grade
  • Thursday, May 13: Kindergarten

Adult ESL Classes

Aldrin School is offering online classes to learn how to speak English via Zoom. These classes are for all parents who are interested in learning basic English conversation skills as well as beginning reading and writing skills in English. Classes will run Wednesdays from June 2nd through July 14th from 6-8pm. Click here to learn more in Click here to learn more in Polish, Click here to learn more in Spanish, or Click here to learn more in English.

2021 Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer is right around the corner and the perfect way to enjoy it is to join a Summer of 54 camp! Your child can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, and so much more! T-shirts are included with registration, which is now available in your Parent Portal. Seats fill up fast so sign up now to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! For more information on each camp click here for the 2021 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure.

District 54 Education Foundation Golf Outing: June 14, 2021

The District 54 Education Foundation is excited to return to the Schaumburg Golf Club on Monday, June 14 for our 24th Annual Golf Outing to benefit School District 54 students and their families. Join us for a round of golf, various contests, 50/50 cash raffles, lunch, dinner and great company. Register or sponsor today: Click here to register or sponsor for the District 54 Golf Outing

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Registration for the 2021-22 school year opened on Monday, March 29 through the Infinite Campus Portal. Please login to review the current information and make any necessary changes. If you do not have a portal account, you should have received an email on March 13 inviting you to create one.

As a reminder, all families are required to prove that they live within District 54 boundaries every year. If we are unable to verify your residency electronically, you will receive a letter by U.S. mail, which will list the residency documents you can upload through your portal or provide to the school office to complete your registration.

You are also able to pay the consumable fee for 2021-22, as well as purchase milk and sign up for the instructional device insurance through the portal. If you believe you will qualify for the Free Lunch Program in the 2021-22 school year, and therefore will receive a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee now. Applications will be available in August for the Free Lunch Program. Should you have any questions, please call our office at 847-357-6200.

Physicals Required for Junior High Sports

School District 54 requires that any student who participates in a team OR intramural sport, (e.g. cross-country, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, cheer, poms, or track) must have a current, approved physical on file in the health office prior to tryouts. The physical must be administered by a physician or nurse practitioner and include the parent part completed and signed. The physical is valid for only one year from the date of the exam.

Since sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of the exam, parents of students who are interested in participating in any junior high sport are urged to schedule a physical exam during the summer months. These appointments fill up quickly! A summer check-up will allow the student to participate in any sport throughout the school year. It also coincides with the physical requirements for high school admission.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the nurse at the junior high school where your child will be attending. Please make a copy of the physical for your own records before turning it into the school.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 14            Last day for 21-22 instructional model selection

May 28            Last day of school (full-day)


Brian Kaszewicz         Jenny Clark

Principal                      Assistant Principal