Posted April 22nd, 2015 by evandesampel
It is hard to believe we are in our last full week of April and next week we will be turning another page on the calendar. This month is going by extremely fast and we have plenty of learning that we will be doing before June 12th. Our teachers are creating more engaging activities as the weather warms up.
Our students in grades 3 through 6 will be taking the end of year PARCC assessment. We will begin the PARCC testing on April 29th and conclude testing on May 4th. During the testing period we ask that parents please ensure that students: have a good night sleep, eat a nutritious breakfast, and arrive to school on time. We will be testing first thing in the morning and students being at school and ready to go is extremely important.
We have recently seen an increase in the number of calls coming into the school office in regards to how their child will be leaving for the day. We are asking parents to make these arrangements with their child prior to them leaving in the morning. Our secretaries do inform classrooms, but please keep in mind that this disrupts the learning environment and we wish to make every moment of learning a meaningful one.
We are not only busy with the learning that is taking place this year, but also preparing for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have younger children that will be joining us next in kindergarten we strong encourage you to register your child now. If you know of neighbors that have students that will be joining us next year as kindergarten students please spread the word and inform them that they can register their child now. This will allow us to create class list and ensure that our staffing is appropriate for the 2015-2016 school year.
Registration information was sent home to all of our current families through the mail. Please ensure that you return these forms with any updated information to the school office. In order to maintain your child’s enrollment we must have this form returned. There also must be a current and updated least in the school office, that has not expired, when the school year begins or your child’s enrollment will be dropped.
Schaumburg Parent University – May 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 May.
- Schaumburg Parent University presents Merengue Away – May 5 [SPANISH COPY]. This dance class is for children in early childhood through sixth grade and their parents. It will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 5 at Stevenson School.
- Concussions: Risks and Intervention. Jill Dorflinger, a pediatric neuropsychologist for Alexian Brothers, will discuss typical brain development and the best interventions if your child suffers a concussion. This class for parents only will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center.
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 athttp://sd54.org/spuhttp://sd54.org/spu
April 30th-May 4th-PARCC Testing
May 6th-Half Day-School will dismiss at 11:40. There is no school for our kindergarten students.
May 12th-PTA Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.