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Morning Announcements – October 15, 2019

Principal’s Message- October 14, 2019

Dear HMSA Families,

Our students did a fantastic job leading their conferences. I saw such pride in both students and their families. It was wonderful to hear your answers when your child asked you what you were most proud of and when you shared how you would help your child learn and grow this year. We are grateful for the partnership we have with you!

Hoover Hawk
There is not an edition of the Hawk due to the shortened week.

Clubs
Thank you for completing the online club registration. Confirmation emails will be sent home by Friday, October 11th. Many clubs start this coming week. Please check the email for details. Our first day of our TAP writing club is on Tuesday, October 15 from 3-4pm. We did not send emails for this club. Notices were sent home in backpacks.

Stay connected with Hoover by following us on social media
Twitter: @HHooverhawks

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3th-6th Grade Parents/Guardians
District 54 has launched a new Social-Emotional Learning Survey this year to provide insight into the social-emotional growth of our students.

We are asking all students in grades 3-6, their parents/guardians and their classroom teachers to respond to the survey to provide their unique perspective. Your insight as a parent/guardian is essential in creating the most well rounded picture of your student’s strengths and opportunities for growth.

You should have received an email from Laura Rosenblum on Monday, September 30 containing survey access and directions. (My apologies to our kindergarten to second grade families who also received the email but no link. The survey is currently only available for third through sixth graders. Please just delete the email as it is not necessary for you to complete the survey at this time.) If you no longer have that email, you were given a paper at conferences with the directions for completing the survey on your child’s Chromebook. The paper also includes your specific log in code. Additionally, your child received an email on their Chromebook with log in details. Our goal is to have 100% of families complete the survey. Please help us out by completing the survey as soon as possible. If you have questions, please call the office 847.357.5800.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal
An excellent way to keep abreast of your child’s academic progress is to regularly check the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please click here for a short tutorial to help you maximize your Infinite Campus Parent Portal experience. If you have not signed up for the Parent Portal and would like to, please contact our front office. 

Schaumburg Parent University – October 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 October. Please note that child care is always available.

Escape Room Family Math Night – Oct. 23

Locked boxes and puzzles to solve. Unlock the fun as you put your family’s numeracy skills to the test. Can you escape these math rooms? Come for a fun and educational experience of problem solving, creative and logical thinking and collaboration. Practice important mathematical skills and language through games and puzzles. Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome. This workshop will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

Stress Management for Anxious Children – Oct. 24

When children are anxious, their parents can become anxious as well. Join Dr. McGrath, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the Center for Anxiety and OCD at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, as he talks about how to work with your anxious child so that they learn to face their fears. Learn to allow them to feel anxious without rescuing them from the experience. (Before the presentation, the PTA Council will have a short meeting to adopt its audit report and approve its budget for the year.) This workshop will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Stress Management Flyer

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de octubre

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 octubre. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

Salón de Escape: Noche Familiar de Matemáticas – 23 de octubre

Cajas y acertijos bloqueados para resolver. Desbloquea la diversión a la vez que pone a prueba las habilidades aritméticas de su familia. ¿Podrá usted escapar estas salas de matemáticas? Venga a experimentar diversión y educación al colaborar para resolver problemas usando pensamiento creativo y lógico. Practique habilidades importantes de matemáticas y de lenguaje a través de juegos y acertijos. Padres, guardianes y estudiantes en kindergarten hasta sexto grado son bienvenidos. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 8 p.m. Miércoles 23 de octubre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Noche Familiar de Matemáticas

¡Bajo presión! Manejo del estrés para padres de niños ansiosos – 24 de octubre

Cuando los niños están ansiosos, sus padres también pueden experimentar ansiedad. Únase al Dr. McGrath, Ph.D., Director clínico del Centro para la ansiedad y el OCD en el Hospital de salud conductual Alexian Brothers, el cual hablará sobre cómo trabajar con la ansiedad de su hijo/a. Usted aprenderá a cómo ayudarle a enfrentar sus miedos y experimentar ansiedad sin tener que rescatarlos de la experiencia. (Antes de la presentación, el consejo de la PTA tendrá una breve reunión para adoptar su informe de auditoría y aprobar su presupuesto para el año escolar.) Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 8 p.m. Jueves 24 de octubre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. ¡Bajo presión!

Please remember Monday, October 14 there is no school. Enjoy the long weekend. We will see students on Tuesday. If there is anything we can do to help make this the best year yet for your child, please let us know.

And finally, a huge thank you to our Hoover Bakers and parents for providing such delicious treats. Our staff enjoyed them tremendously during conferences.

 

Sincerely,
Mrs. Laura Rosenblum and Mrs. Stephanie Fry

Morning Announcements – October 10, 2019

Principal’s Message – October 9, 2019

Dear HMSA Families,

We have had a great start to October! We are looking forward to seeing families at conferences this week. Students have been working hard to make conferences meaningful for you by sharing their progress and goals. We also had our October Whole School Assembly and celebrated the great ways we are being Champions Together.

Our pictures feature Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students that are learning to code in the library as part of our Creation Studio experience!  Students are coding Dash and Dot robots using their iPads.  In the recent weeks, these primary students learned about how to write a “recipe” or algorithm for Dash to move, flash its lights and make fun sounds.  They are super excited to be working in small groups to program their own Dash robot.

Hoover Hawk
Here is the link to this week’s Hawk:
http://hoover.sd54.org/hmsa-hawk-10-04-19/

Clubs
Thank you for completing the online club registration. Confirmation emails will be sent home by Friday, October 11th.

Conferences
We are looking forward to connecting with parents at our first round of student-led conferences on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11.  Since our conferences are student-led, we ask that students attend so they can share with parents their progress so far this year, as well as goals they have set for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  Teachers will also be sharing their insights and establishing areas of focus in which we can collaborate with you. If you are unable to make your conference, please contact the office at 847.357.5800 to reschedule.

Mrs. Franz, our gifted teacher, is also available to meet with you during conferences. She has fifteen-minute appointments available on Thursday and Friday. If you would like to meet with her, please email her

Please remember that our school day will be adjusted to accommodate these conferences.  

  • Thursday, October 10th: 11:40am Dismissal /Conferences in the afternoon and evening
  • Friday, October 11th: No School/Conferences in the morning
  • Monday, October 14th: No School 

3th-6th Grade Parents/Guardians
District 54 has launched a new Social-Emotional Learning Survey this year to provide insight into the social-emotional growth of our students.

We are asking all students in grades 3-6, their parents/guardians and their classroom teachers to respond to the survey to provide their unique perspective. Your insight as a parent/guardian is essential in creating the most well rounded picture of your student’s strengths and opportunities for growth.

You should have received an email from Laura Rosenblum on Monday, September 30 containing survey access and directions. (My apologies to our kindergarten to second grade families who also received the email but no link. The survey is currently only available for third through sixth graders. Please just delete the email as it is not necessary for you to complete the survey at this time.) Third through sixth grade families please complete the survey on your own before conferences if possible. We want to make it possible for all families to complete it. If you are not able to complete it before Thursday, we will have Chromebooks available for you to use so you can complete the survey following your child’s conference. Our goal is to have 100% of families complete the survey. 

Digital Learning Student Portfolios Now Available for Parents of K-4 Students using Seesaw
You can now be connected to your child’s Seesaw Class using the Seesaw Family app available on iOS, Android, and Kindle. To connect, please use the handout that is being sent home with your child today, October 4. Once you’re connected, you can view posts made by your child and you’ll be able to “like” or comment. All comments made by parents will be posted once they are approved by classroom teachers. This is a great way for you to be a part of your child’s learning and to see what he/she is doing in class! For more information on the Seesaw app and for directions on how to get connected, please click one of these links:

http://bit.ly/sd54seesawfamilyinfo-2

http://bit.ly/sd54seesawfamilyinfo-SPANISH-3

If there is anything we can do to help make this the best year yet for your child, please let us know.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Laura Rosenblum and Mrs. Stephanie Fry

Classroom of the Week – Kindergarten Room110

Click here to visit Mrs Kaszewicz’s Kindergarten Grade class on Instagram!

 

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Classroom of the Week – Miss Dakas Kindergarten

Click here to visit Miss Dakas’s Kindergarten Grade class on Instagram!