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Principal’s Message – November 3, 2019

Dear HMSA Families,

We had such a fun and exciting end to October! Thank you so much to all of our volunteers for planning and being a part of our Halloween parties. We then kicked off November with a whole school assembly on Friday. Students were enthusiastic to celebrate their peers and their accomplishments from October.

Hoover Hawk
Here is the link to this week’s Hawk: http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-11-01-19/

Honoring our Veterans
In Music class, the 2nd graders have been preparing their fall performance for our community! This year, we will be doing a Veterans Day Program! We are learning about different songs that we sing to represent our country and honor our veterans.  The concert will take place Monday, NOVEMBER 11, 2019 AT 6:30 PM in the KELLER GYM.

The students are very proud of their accomplishments, and we look forward to sharing our pride for our country through music with you at the Hoover Veterans Day music program! We would like to cordially invite past and current service men and women to join us for this special program. Please invite any that you know so we may honor them

Social Emotional Learning Focus                                                                                                                        For the month of November we will be focusing on Self-Regulation and Calming Techniques. Ask your student how they show these qualities at school and at home. They have some great examples of how they have already started practicing these characteristics at school.

Winter is here!
Is your child dressed for the weather?  Sometimes kids like to scoot out of the door in the morning without gloves, hats and boots.  With snowy and cold weather so quickly upon us, make sure your child has a warm coat, gloves and hat on them when they leave for school.  All students go out for recess when the temperature is above zero degrees with the wind chill.  Snow pants and boots are needed if your child wants to play in the snow.  Otherwise, students remain on the blacktop that is cleared of snow.  When the wind chill index reaches below zero degrees or when precipitation causes outdoor activities to be extremely uncomfortable, recess is held indoors.  So remember to help your child dress for the cold, winter weather.

District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan
Now that we are starting to see a change in our weather, please see the link for information about our District 54 Severe Weather Response plan. https://sd54.org/resources/district-54-cold-weather-response-plan/

Illinois Report Card                                                                                                                                              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 2019 report card information is posted on the state’s website at illinoisreportcard.com and on the District 54 website at sd54.org/schoolreportcards.

The illinoisreportcard.com website contains results from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment and financial information. The report card also includes results from the 5Essentials survey, which was given to students in grades 6 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 847.357.5800.

Illinois 5Essentials 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. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

Schaumburg Parent University- November 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 November. Please note that child care is always available.

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

  • Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Child Behavior Flyer

ABCs of Family Fitness – November 21

  • Most of us think about ABCs in terms of reading and writing. This class, guided by Melt Pilates and Yoga owner, personal trainer and yoga instructor Shannon Tampa, will focus on Abs, Biceps and Core. Support your child’s social emotional success by ensuring they stay healthy, challenged and engaged during this quality family time! This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). ABCs of Fitness flyer
  • To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de noviembre

  • La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. Hay dos programas nocturnos para noviembre. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

Pasos para cambiar el comportamiento de un niño – 11 de noviembre

  • Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, directora clínica y psicoterapeuta de Clinical Care Consultants compartirá consejos, técnicas y herramientas para desarrollar habilidades de crianza y relaciones positivas con sus hijos. Aprenda maneras de alentar y capacitar a su hijo para resolver problemas de manera independiente y sentirse bien con el mismo. Minimice las luchas de poder y las rabietas, a medida que mejora la comunicación. Saldrá con estrategias para fomentar comportamientos positivos y detener los negativos mediante el desarrollo de consecuencias lógicas y naturales. Conviértase en el padre efectivo que quiere ser trayendo calma, alegría y respeto a tu hogar. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7:30 p.m. el 11 de noviembre de 2019, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (entrar por la puerta C1). Sólo para adultos. Comportamiento del niño

ABC del estado fisico familiar – 21 de noviembre

  • La mayoría de nosotros pensamos en los ABC en términos de lectura y escritura. Esta clase se centrará en abdominales, biceps y torso. ¡Venga y experimente un tiempo familiar de calidad y apoye el éxito social y emocional de su hijo/a asegurándose de que se mantenga saludable, desafiado y comprometido. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7 p.m. el 21 de noviembre de 2019, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (entrar por la puerta C1). ABC del estado fisico familiar
  • Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse. 

Sincerely,
Mrs. Laura Rosenblum and Mrs. Stephanie Fry