Graduation forms and fees are due Friday, February 10!!! Fees cover the cost of the graduation gown. You are also able to purchase an optional keepsake pin and ribbon. This is also the time for 8th grade students to purchase their ticket for the end of the year 8th grade dance. Attached is a copy of the letter and envelope that was sent home with all 8th grade students. Please call the office if you have any questions about the graduation forms. More information and the actual form can be found under “Forms” or by clicking on the following link http://eisenhower.sd54.org/resources/8th-grade-graduation/
5Essentials Survey – We need your feedback!
Please help us get 20% of our families to complete the 5 Essentials Survey.
Currently we have three-percent of our parent community that has completed the survey. To be able to better serve the needs of our students and community, we need your feedback. In order for us to receive a feedback report, we need at least a twenty-percent response rate. All teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement. For more information about participation in the Survey within District 54, click the link to the parent survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Adult ESL Classes
Eisenhower Junior High is offering classes to learn how to speak English. These classes are for all parents who are interested in learning Basic English conversation skills. Babysitting will be provided. Please see the attached, or contact Mrs. Kravas, for more information about the class.
The Eisenhower PTA and Teachers are sponsoring a “family night out” on Wednesday, February 1st from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the new Hoffman Estates McDonald’s. Teachers will be selling apple pies in the pie costume, and there will be a special appearance by our Eisenhower Mascot. Come join “Eddie” and your teachers for a night of family, friends and fun! Bring the attached flyer so that the PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. We hope to see you there!
New Hoffman Estates McDonald’s
2270 W. Higgins Rd. (Barrington Square)
Hoffman Estates, IL
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 http://sd54.org/schoolcancellations and update your preferences.
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 2016 report card information is expected to be posted on Monday, Oct. 31, on the state’s website at www.illinoisreportcard.com. District 54 will also make it available on our website at http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards.
The illinoisreportcard.com website is expected to contain results from the 2016 PARCC assessment, as well as information about student and teacher demographics, enrollment, district-level 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 this spring.
If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-5500. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.
Our Homework Club has started again. Homework Club takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Students looking for a quiet place to work or a little extra help from one of our teachers or student tutors are welcome to come to Homework Club. In order to attend students need to request a pass from one of their teachers.
We have also started giving students with five or more missing assignments a letter listing the assignments that are currently considered missing. These letters are given to the impacted students every Friday. Getting caught up on missing assignments is a priority for the staff at Eisenhower. Therefore, the letter given to students with five or more missing assignments will also serve as the student’s pass to attend Homework Club for the following week. Please continue to support your son or daughter by encouraging them to attend HwC when they need extra help!
Schaumburg Parent University
District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University 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. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Our first session will be an Internet Safety Presentation for children and parents on Sept. 20. Click on the attachment for more information about this program or visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu. Registration information is also found at this website.
Universidad de Padres de Schaumburg
El Distrito 54 se complace una vez más ofrecer a nuestras familias la Universidad de Padres de Schaumburg (SPU). La Universidad de padres está diseñada para involucrar a más padres en la vida de la escuela, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar las habilidades de crianza que en última instancia se traducirá en mejor éxito de los estudiantes académicamente, socialmente y emocionalmente. Ofrecemos dos tipos de clases, prácticas de crianza sólo para adultos y tiempo compartido, donde las familias aprender y jugar juntos. La mayoría de las clases son gratuitas y se ofrece cuidado de niños. Nuestra primera sesión será una Presentación de Seguridad de Internet para niños y padres el 20 de septiembre. Haga clic en los archivos adjuntos para más información sobre el resto de las clases de otoño o visite nuestro sitio web en http://sd54.org/spu. Información de inscripción también se encuentra en este sitio Web.
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.
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.
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its 12th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 2. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.
Correr para Leer
El Distrito 54 estará presentando su duodécima actividad anual Correr para Leer, que se celebrará el domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2016 en la escuela primaria Dirksen en Schaumburg. El día incluye actividades para niños en las que podrán correr 100 y 400 yardas a las 8 a.m. y una actividad de caminata familiar de 1 milla a las 9 a.m. Aunque puede registrarse en cualquier momento, incluso en la mañana de la carrera, usted ahorrará $5 y garantizara una camiseta en la talla que solicite si se registra en o antes del 2 de septiembre. La actividad Correr para Leer es una oportunidad impresionante para promover una vida sana y para alentar a sus hijos a hacer ejercicios, o mejor aún, unirse a ellos en la caminata o para correr. El evento también apoya la meta de recolección de libros 1,000 libros para cada aula del Distrito 54. Para registrarse en línea, visite http://sd54.org/runtoread.