Posted February 5th, 2016 by evandesampel

 Our P.T.A. has put out the latest edition of our .  Please take a moment to review all of the information wtihin the newsletter to ensure that you are aware of all upcoming important events.  There is also information below from the Frost P.T.A..  If you have a student that will be attending Frost next year please read the information below.

  • PTA board nominations for the 2016-17 school year:  According to the Robert Frost PTA by-laws, a board member can only serve for two consecutive years in the same board position.  Due to this by-law, Frost PTA has positions available for the 2016-17 school year. Please be advised that all PTA board positions are open and not just those on the board whose term has ended.  The positions on the board that need to be filled are:
    • President – Presides at all PTA meetings with a prepared agenda, signs legal documents, appoints committee members, and other duties as assigned by the association.
    • Treasurer – Responsibilities include writing and collecting checks for PTA activities and also maintaining and balancing the books for the PTA.
    • Recording Secretary – Responsible for taking minutes at each PTA meeting and typing them for approval at the next PTA meeting.
    • Corresponding Secretary – Responsible for sending cards & purchasing gifts as needed.  Attend monthly meetings.
    • 1st Vice President – Responsible for overseeing the disbursement of excess funds and providing a centerpiece at the STC auction.  You may also nominate an individual for the PTA board positions of 2nd Vice President

Butterfly Garden

Posted January 31st, 2016 by evandesampel

Our Environmental Club, sponsored by Mr. Van De Sampel, will be creating a butterfly garden in the front of the school.  In order to provide the necessary plants to go into the garden the Environmental Club will be selling plantable seed bracelets.   Students may purchase a bracelet for $2.00 and wear them in April when we celebrate Earth Day!  After students wear them families can plant the bracelets to grow their own plants.  Bracelets must be preordered.  Please download, print and complete the form to place your order.

Hanover Highland’s Scholarship

Posted January 31st, 2016 by evandesampel

The Hanover Highlands scholarship is awarded to any high school senior that attended Hanover Highlands School and is seeking to further their education.  Applications are available at the school office for high school seniors.  All applications must be received by April 15th.  Applicants will be judged according to a predetermined rubric and applicants must follow specific criteria.  Please call the school office with any questions.

Kindergarten Registration

Posted January 31st, 2016 by evandesampel

February 11th parents can register incoming kindergarten students.  Registration in our office takes place during the following times: 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  We encourage any families that have incoming kindergarten students to please register during this time.  This will allow us to account for the number of classrooms we will need for kindergarten next year.   If you know of a neighbor or community member that has an incoming kindergarten student please share this information with them.  Registration forms and other information can be located on our district website.

Valentine’s Day

Posted January 31st, 2016 by evandesampel

With Valentine’s Day approaching we wanted to take a moment to remind parents about our District’s food procedures.  Our school does not have a Valentine’s Day party.  If your child brings Valentine’s to share with their classmates please remember that any food items must be individually wrapped with the ingredients on each wrapper.  If items do not have the ingredients on each wrapper they will be sent back home with students.  Students are encouraged to send non-edible items for distribution.  Teachers will decide on the time-frame for distributing valentines.   If your child does bring in valentines to distribute we ask that you send in one for each students in the classroom.

Schaumburg Parent University

Posted January 31st, 2016 by evandesampel

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 three upcoming evening programs.

  • Staying Connected to Your Children. Social Worker Susan DeLuca will share ways to increase communication and connections between parent and their children. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Planning a Safe and Fulfilling Future for People with Disabilities. Mary Anne Ehlert, president of Protected Tomorrows, will discuss how families with members who have special needs can prepare for the future. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Family Engineering Night. Using everyday materials, you will become a family of engineers who problem-solve together through various challenges, including building a tower and designing a dancing robot. This workshop for children and parents will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at

District 211 – Join The Conversation

Posted January 31st, 2016 by evandesampel

Residents of Township High School District 211 are invited to share their ideas about the future of District 211 schools at upcoming monthly Community Engagement meetings from February through May. The information gathered will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the District. There will be two meetings each month, both on the same topic, to make it convenient for people to attend.  The first two meetings will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on February 1 at Fremd High School, and February 2 at Schaumburg High School. Additional information, including a schedule of upcoming meetings, is available online at

This week in 2nd Grade

Posted January 21st, 2016 by evandesampel

Looking for a conversation starter with your second grader? Check out this week’s second grade newsletter to find out what has been going on. Hopefully many of  you had the chance to stop by the building last night for the Primary Literacy Night! Enjoy your weekend!

Illinois Report card and 5Essentials Survey

Posted January 14th, 2016 by evandesampel

If you haven’t had a chance to review our Hanover Highlands entering the name of our school, one of the features you can review is the School Environment.  After you’ve clicked on this tab, you can review our 5Essentials survey results.  The 5Essentials Survey is designed to inform school improvement by measuring change and providing individualized information for each school.  We use this information yearly to action plan and continue to improve our school.

If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our school.  If you do not have access to a computer, you can use one at one of our local libraries. We will also make computers available to parents here at Hanover Highlands during parent teacher conferences in our LRC. We can make one available at an alternate time as well. Just call the office at 630-736-4230 if you are interested in taking the survey here.

To take the parent survey, please visit between January 11 and March 11, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under H for Hanover Highlands Elementary School).  Parent and student identities will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual.  Please read the  for more information.

Primary Literacy Night

Posted January 14th, 2016 by evandesampel

If you have a student in our first or second grade classes please consider joining us for our primary literacy night. This event will take place on January 20th at 5:30.  We will have a presentation in English and a presentation in Spanish.  Teachers will be sharing strategies on how to work with your child at home with reading. We will also have two librarians present to share all of the wonderful resources for our families.  Letters were sent home last week with students.  If you are planning on attending please return your response by Tuesday, January 19th.