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Principal’s Message – November 17, 2017

Dear Hoover families,

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a good week. It has been a busy one here at Hoover.

Here are some important dates to remember

  • Thanksgiving Break – No School – November 22 – 24

A Note from the Nurse:

With cold and flu season finally here, use the link below for more information on staying healthy.

Preventing the Flu from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 takeover night will feature:

  • District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game;
  • A District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime; and
  • A pre-game career panel for middle school students featuring front-office executives from the Chicago Bulls and Windy City Bulls.

The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Keller Junior High Sixth Grade Parent Night

We are excited for our sixth grade students to become part of the Keller family. This informational night is a great opportunity to get questions answered and find out some useful tips for a smooth transition into Keller Jr. High. This event will take place on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Our partnership is important for the success of your child.  We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about Keller and about the transition to junior high.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk:  Hoover Hawk #12

Have a great weekend!

Herbie High Fives – November 17, 2017

The following students names were drawn from the Herbie High Five Eggs today. Each week students earn Herbie High Fives by displaying proper PBIS expected behaviors at school. When they receive a high five card they put them in the blue eggs located in the main office and the Library. Each week Mr. Schmelzer pulls names from these eggs. Students then go down to his office to receive their prize after announcements are over.  Congratulations!

Maaheen 120
Maddy 116
Amblad 120
Ashley 120
Rushil 206
Rami 205
Aesha 120
Diana 106
Brent 213
Amir 115
Alejandra 114
Umamah 202
Cruz 214

Ocean’s of Fun Concert – Second Grade

Wednesday evening second grade students performed their “Oceans of Fun” concert at Keller Jr High.  The audience learned a lot of interesting facts about sea creatures!  Thank you for a great performance!

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Clay Bowls Update

Aarohi in sixth grade, created bowls with her mom and Mrs. Wiskirchen at the second Empty Bowls night at Churchill Elementary school. Watch for the next date in February for our sixth graders. The soup  supper to benefit D54 food pantries will happen in the spring. Stay tuned!

6th Grade student making clay por for art

 

Classroom of the Week- 5th Grade Room 117

Room 117 has been off to a fine start this school year!  We recently started a unit in reading in which we are learning about characters’ points of view and the motivation of a narrator based on culture, experiences, and feelings.  In the FUSE lab we are creating our own custom key chains, dream homes, and ringtones for our cell phones and tablets.  Lately in writing, we wrote a story about a mysterious, magical tree using the writing process.  We had a wonderful Halloween party and continue to enjoy celebrations, like the most recent assembly for PBIS; this assembly had magic, ventriloquism, songs, and much more describing the seeds of character!  We continue to grow and have fun in room 117!

A Message from First Lego League (FLL) Club

In the United States, there is a lot of water waste. Here are some easy tips that may help you reduce how much water you consume. The 5th grade First Lego League team hopes you take an active part in saving water.

Principal’s Message – November 13, 2017

Dear Hoover families,

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed the snow flurries we received this weekend. Winter is definitely on its way.

Here are some important dates to remember

  • 2nd Grade Concert – November 15
  • Thanksgiving Break – No School – November 22 – 24

A Note from the Nurse:

With cold and flu season finally here, use the link for more information on staying healthy.

Preventing the Flu from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

As we enter this season of gratitude and giving, the District 54 Education Foundation would like to thank everyone who has supported the Foundation this year by donating funds, sponsoring or volunteering at our golf outing or Septemberfest, participating in a dine and share or shop and share event, or serving on our board or a committee. We greatly appreciate you helping us make a difference in the lives of students.

The Foundation is partnering with Visions Photography Portrait Studio in Schaumburg on a fundraiser for the Foundation. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, Visions will donate 25 percent of the cost of your portrait package to the D54 Foundation and also provide you with a 25 percent discount if you bring in the flyer or mention the Foundation. For additional information, click here to view the flyer.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council

Would you like to volunteer or become more involved in your child’s school?   Join us as we hear about the benefits of being part of a multicultural community from MPAC parents who have successfully gotten involved in PTA and their school community. They will also share strategies for helping yourself and others feel more comfortable volunteering in the schools.

We look forward to seeing you on  Tuesday, November 14th at 9:00 a.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. Childcare is available for children ages 3-5.  Click the link for more information in English, Japanese, Spanish and Polish: Multicultural Parent Advisory Council Informational Flyers.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk:  Hoover Hawk #11

Have a great week!

Herbie High Fives- November 10, 2017

The following students names were drawn from the Herbie High Five Eggs today. Each week students earn Herbie High Fives by displaying proper PBIS expected behaviors at school. When they receive a high five card they put them in the blue eggs located in the main office and the Library. Each week Mr. Schmelzer pulls names from these eggs. Students then go down to his office to receive their prize after announcements are over.  Congratulations!

Michelle 212
Jasmine 205
Alex 117
Logan 116
Cali 205
Nandini 106
Sophia 105
Umamah 202
Selina 115
Jack 112
Graziana 105
Logan 101
Eliza 105
Azra 213
Ishaan 105

Classroom of the Week – 5th Grade Room 116

Room 116 has had a wonderful first two months of school!  We recently wrapped up a nonfiction unit in reading where we learned a lot about the structure of a corn plant, the debate on using corn for ethanol, and the methods of growing corn over time.  In the FUSE lab we have been exploring many challenges such as designing a dream home, programming a video game, printing keychains on the 3D printer, and making roller coasters out of foam tubing.  We have had many fun writing projects as well!  For example, we’ve written a story about a mystery object in a blue bottle, a persuasive letter from the point of view of a scientist, and an Instagram post from the point of view of a Native American trying to adapt to a new environment.  We’re also finding time to celebrate as we’re working towards our second classroom PBIS celebration for good behavior and we just had an amazing Halloween party!  Great job Room 116!

Principal’s Message – November 6, 2017

Dear Hoover families,

Happy Monday! I hope you were able to stay dry this weekend.

Here are some important dates to remember

  • Movie Night – November 10
  • Thanksgiving Break – No School – November 22 – 24

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.

  • Your Kids Can Be Resilient! Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Rietz will teach parents methods that can improve a child’s ability to deal with adverse situations and events. This presentation is for adults only, but free childcare is available. The program is from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Family Literacy Night. This event is for parents and students in early childhood through second grade to engage in a variety of fun activities that revolve around reading and writing. This hands-on activity will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 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

As we enter this season of gratitude and giving, the District 54 Education Foundation would like to thank everyone who has supported the Foundation this year by donating funds, sponsoring or volunteering at our golf outing or Septemberfest, participating in a dine and share or shop and share event, or serving on our board or a committee. We greatly appreciate you helping us make a difference in the lives of students.

The Foundation is partnering with Visions Photography Portrait Studio in Schaumburg on a fundraiser for the Foundation. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, Visions will donate 25 percent of the cost of your portrait package to the D54 Foundation and also provide you with a 25 percent discount if you bring in the flyer or mention the Foundation. For additional information, click here to view the flyer.

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council

Would you like to volunteer or become more involved in your child’s school?   Join us as we hear about the benefits of being part of a multicultural community from MPAC parents who have successfully gotten involved in PTA and their school community. They will also share strategies for helping yourself and others feel more comfortable volunteering in the schools.

We look forward to seeing you on  Tuesday, November 14th at 9:00 a.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. Childcare is available for children ages 3-5.  Click the link for more information in English, Japanese, Spanish and Polish: Multicultural Parent Advisory Council Informational Flyers.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk:  Hoover Hawk #10

Have a great week!