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January Events

Posted January 13th, 2015 by hkay

January 15 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40 and no Kindergarten Classes)
January 15 & 16 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
January 16 – No School
January 19 – No School
January 21 – 3rd Grade Bowling Night (5:30-6:30PM)
January 28 – Open Enrollment Fair (6:00-7:30PM at Addams Jr. High)
January 30 – Fun Fair (6:00-8:30PM)

School Closed Friday, January 9

Posted January 8th, 2015 by qwulbecker

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9. The National Weather Service is calling for wind chill values as low as -21 in the morning, when children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops.

We know that it’s frustrating to have three days off this week, especially after two weeks of winter break and especially for working parents. The District 54 staff wants students in the classrooms learning.

However, our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.

The Hoffman Estates Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. We hope that this will help out some of our families. For more information, visit the websites below.

All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.

School Closed Again, January 8

Posted January 7th, 2015 by qwulbecker

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, because the forecast continues to call for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

School Closing January 8, 2015

Posted January 7th, 2015 by hkay

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, because the forecast continues to call for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

School Closing Wednesday, January 7

Posted January 6th, 2015 by qwulbecker

All District 54 schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, because the forecast calls for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

Holiday Sing Along

Posted December 19th, 2014 by hkay

 

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Students and staff enjoy an afternoon of familiar holiday songs.

Listen to the first graders perform their versions by clicking on the links  below.

Penguin Polka

Esto Es La Navidad

Winter Fun!

6th Grade Chain Reactions

Posted November 25th, 2014 by hkay

Ms. Kim’s class created their own chain reactions.

View their video below.

Donuts with Dads

Posted November 24th, 2014 by hkay

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Over 200 dads participated in our  first Donuts with Dads event.

Thank you to our parents, staff,  and PTA for your support!

November & December Events

Posted November 19th, 2014 by hkay

 

November 18-December 16 – MAP Testing

November 24 – Donuts with Dad (8:00-8:25AM)

November 25 – Report Cards Sent Home

November 26-28 – No School

December 3 – DARE Graduation (10:00AM)

December 3 – 6th Grade Parent Night at Mead (7:00-8:00PM)

December 10 – Energy Night for 1st and 2nd Grade (5:00-6:30PM)

December 10 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

December 16 – Holiday Shop

December 18 – Holiday Assembly

December 19

  •  1st-3rd grade Holiday Parties (1:00-2:00)
  • 4th-6th grade Holiday Assembly (12:45-1:45) & Party (1:45-2:00)

Winter MAP Testing

Posted November 11th, 2014 by hkay
  • Week of November 17th – Kindergarten, First and Sixth

  • Week of December 1st – Third and Fourth

  • Week of December 8th – Second and Fifth