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PTA Dinner Night Out Dates & Locations

IKE PTA Dinner Night Out:  

Eisenhower’s PTA has organized some amazing Dinner Night Out events for the 2017 -2018 school year.  When families participate in each of the events, a certain amount of the proceeds goes directly to our PTA to support our students and our school.

January 31:  Panda Express – 20 % of proceeds will go to PTA Panda Express

February 28: Portillos – 20 % of proceeds will go to PTA Portillos

April 25:  McDonald’s

May 16:  Wendy’s Wendy’s

5Essentials Parent Survey

District 54 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in a District 54 early childhood program, elementary school or junior high. The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish. To take the parent survey, please visit between December 5, 2017 and January 31, 2018. When searching for your school’s name, remember to look up the full name. Parent and student identities will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at (866) 440-1874 or

If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names (for example Jane Addams Junior High would be listed under J, not A for Addams). The state is not providing hard copies of this survey. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use one at one of our local libraries. We will also make computers available to parents at our schools. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school. If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our schools.

8th Grade Pictures: Jan. 22nd

8th Grade Pictures:  It is hard to believe we are already planning for the end of the school year.  On February 5th, 8th grade students will be taking their graduation pictures.  Parents will be able to view proofs, view background options, and order at .  On Monday, January 22, students will be given picture day information and the envelope to pay for graduation garments and items.  Please make sure to ask your child for these items at home.

Student Led Conferences: Feb. 15th & 16th

Eisenhower is very excited to share our students’ academic progress on February 15 and 16.  We are hoping to get 100% of our parents to attend student-led conferences.  Research supports that parent involvement is one of the most essential factors to a child’s success in school. Please look below for more information on how to sign up.

February 15 and 16 Student-Led Conferences:

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming student goal-setting conferences on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16.  Over the course of the next few weeks, our students will meet with their language arts and mathematics teachers to set their reading and math goals for the school year.  We are proud of our students for taking the time to commit themselves to setting and attaining their reading and math goals and then sharing them with you during conferences.  During the student goal-setting conferences, your son/daughter will be using their Chromebooks to share his/her winter MAP scores, reading goal, math goal, work sample portfolios for all classes, and second trimester mid-term grades on their student portal.  Please ensure your child brings their Chromebook to conferences.

If you are having difficulty with the online site, please call our office at 847-357-5500 and we will assist you in reserving a timeslot.  Our hope is that this online system will help you quickly reserve a time that will fit your schedule.

Sign Up Directions:

Step 1 Click the following link

Step 2 Click the link for the Advocacy teacher that your child sees every Wednesday morning.

Step 3 Select your preferred time slot.  Please note that once 3 families have reserved the same time slot, that time slot will not be shown as a preference for other families.

Step 4  A confirmation of your selected date and time will be emailed to you.

Eisenhower Junior High receives $10,000 donation from Burlington Stores

Managers of Burlington Stores are holding a large presentation copy of a $10,000 check, which they are giving to to Mrs. Wilson & Mrs. Houlihan, who stand on either side of them.

Managers of Burlington Stores present a $10,000 check to Mrs. Wilson & Mrs. Houlihan

Burlington Stores Inc., through its partnership with, donated $10,000 to Eisenhower Junior High School in celebration of its new store on Roselle Road in Hoffman Estates.

Tom Floore, Burlington’s Regional Vice President, along with Dan Hoss, manager of the Hoffman Estates store, presented the check to Eisenhower Principal Heather Wilson and Assistant Principal Amy Houlihan during an assembly at the school on Oct. 27.

“On behalf of the students and staff at Eisenhower Junior High, I would like to thank Burlington and for this generous donation,” Wilson said.

The donation will provide staff members with funding for classroom materials that directly impact the more than 600 students at Eisenhower.

“This is a way our community is here to help support your success,” Wilson told the students.

Notification & Procedures for School Closings (& Weather Warnings)

School Cancellation Notification

Last year the Federal Communications Commission had changed its regulations and would no longer allow us to call home when school was closed for weather unless given permission. We sent instructions about logging in to the School Messenger Notification System’s InfoCenter to update your phone permissions. Well the FCC regulations have changed once again.

Under the revised regulations, the FCC recognizes a weather-related closing (such as a snow day) as an emergency. Therefore, District 54 will once again be calling parents and staff members if we were to close for a snow day. We have reset the SchoolMessenger settings to make this the default setting. If you do not wish to receive a call, please login to SchoolMessenger’s InfoCenter by following the instructions at and update your preferences.

District 54’s procedure during a Wind Chill Warning and Wind Chill Advisory

A warning is typically issued by the National Weather Service when the wind chill will be -30 degrees Fahrenheit or colder OR the actual air temperature is -15 degrees Fahrenheit. When a warning is issued, classes and extracurricular activities will be cancelled. During a wind chill advisory, we will have class, but students will be kept inside for recess, PE, etc.

Crisis Information- Información de Crisis

Due to a change in the Federal Communications Commission regulations, District 54 needs to receive parent permission to call your phones when school will be closed. You will not receive a phone call when we are closed due to weather, unless you follow the steps outlined in the attached letter from District 54 Community Relations Director Terri McHugh. The steps outline how you can subscribe to text messaging and also how you can use the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter app or website to give permission for us to call you in a weather-related closing. Regardless of the choice you make, we are still able to call all parents and emergency contacts in emergency situations, such as a hard lockdown.

I am also attaching a letter outlining the drills that we do with students to prepare for crisis situations. Please take a minute to read through that letter as we will begin drills shortly after students return to school.

2016-8-5 InfoCenter and Texting Letter to Parents 8-16.doc

2016-8-5 School Drills – Emergency Response Parent Lettter 2016.doc

Información de Crisis

Debido a un cambio en las regulaciones de la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones, el Distrito 54 necesita recibir permiso de los padres en  la eventualidad  de cierre.  Usted NO recibirá una llamada en la eventualidad de cierre por causa de mal tiempo  a menos que usted siga los pasos  listados en la carta adjunta que remite  La Sra. Terri McHugh, Directora de Relaciones Comunitarias del Distrito 54. Los pasos describen cómo usted puede suscribirse a mensajes de texto y también cómo puede utilizar la aplicación “School Messenger Info Center” o su sitio web para dar permiso para que le llamemos en la eventualidad de un cierre relacionado con el clima. Independientemente de la elección que usted  haga, seremos  capaces de llamar a todos los padres y contactos de emergencia en situaciones de emergencia, como por ejemplo un bloqueo  fuerte “Hard lockdown”.

Adjunto también una carta  que lista los ejercicios que realizamos con los estudiantes  para prepararles   en la eventualidad de situaciones de crisis. Por favor tome un minuto para leer esa carta  ya que empezaremos los ejercicios un poco después de que los estudiantes regresen a la escuela.

2016-8-5 InfoCenter and Texting Letter to Parents 8-16-Spanish.doc

2016-8-5 School Drills – Emergency Response Parent Lettter 2016 Spanish.doc

Visions Newsletter- Periódico Visiones

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