Halloween Information

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

This is always an exciting time for our students as they anticipate the arrival of Halloween. To ensure the safety and well-being of all of our students, the following guidelines will be in place:

  • Only kindergarten students may come to school dressed in their costumes.
  • In choosing an appropriate costume, fake blood and weapons of any kind are not allowed. This includes squirt guns, cap guns, chains and plastic swords.
  • Students in grades 1-6 should bring their costumes, including make-up, in a bag.  Students should NOT come to school with make-up on their faces. Our grades 5/6 students will be helping the younger students with their costumes and make-up. Make-up should be very simple.

Many of our students in grades 5/6 will once again be our Halloween Marshals. Their job includes making Halloween banners for each classroom, helping younger students change into their costumes, and leading classrooms in the parade. The banners will help you identify your child’s classroom as they walk in the parade.

Parade Route: Classrooms will exit the front doors and turn left along the sidewalk. We will parade around the building and return back through the front doors. All spectators are asked to remain outside for the duration of the parade; staying on the sidewalk and blacktop.

Our schedule for Friday, October 31st:

9:45     Morning Kindergarten Parade

10:00   Morning Kindergarten Party in classrooms

1:00     1st-6th Grade students dress in costumes

1:15     All school parade outside (in gym if it is raining)

1:45     Classroom Parties begin.

2:30     Parties end

3:00     Student dismissal

Only parents who have agreed in advance to help out with the room party may proceed to the classroom after the parade. Due to space constrictions all other parents are asked to refrain from going to the classrooms. Room representatives will provide the office with a list of parent volunteers so we can make visitor name tags ahead of time.

We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation as we support all of our children.

Senate Bill 16

Posted October 20th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

Invitation to School District Senate Bill 16 Presentation – Oct 30
Legislative Forum on Senate Bill 16 – Oct 21

Dear Stevenson Community,

A legislative proposal that would rewrite the way education dollars are distributed in Illinois threatens the financial stability of suburban schools, including District 54.

The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 16 this spring, legislation that would dramatically reduce state funding to District 54 by redistributing general state aid to districts in other communities. While taxes in Schaumburg Township would not be reduced, District 54 would lose an estimated $12.5 million annually or about $1,000 per student. This would represent the largest loss to any school district in Illinois, and a decline of 79.5 percent in the amount of funds we receive from the state of Illinois. If Senate Bill 16 were to become law, it would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students.

When the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes in November, Senate Bill 16 is one of the bills expected to be discussed in the House. As taxpayers and parents, we want you to be informed and aware of the financial impact on our schools. To that end, I am attaching invitations to two upcoming forums regarding Senate Bill 16.

-On Thursday, Oct. 30, Districts 54, 211 and 15 will hold a public forum at Schaumburg High School. At this forum, district representatives will share specific information about how Senate Bill 16 will impact our schools.

-On Tuesday, Oct. 21, State Sen. Matt Murphy and Reps. David Harris and Tom Morrison will host a legislative forum on Senate Bill 16 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights.

Maria Clifford and Christi Sosin

PTA Newsletter

Posted October 16th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

Click here for the latest PTA newsletter!


Principal’s message

Posted October 16th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

Dear Stevenson Community,

We would like to thank all the parents and students for joining us for Student-Led Conferences. As a staff, we were really excited to see our students take ownership in explaining their reading, math, and other goals for the year while sharing success stories. We value the partnership we have with parents in ensuring our students’ success.

PTA Family Trunk or Treat Night
The PTA is sponsoring their 2nd annual Truck or Treat Night. Come out and join us for a fun-filled evening. More information is found in the above newsletter link.

We are so proud of all the students who are making it to school on time. We are off to a great start. Our instructional day begins promptly each morning and being on time is very important. As a reminder the tardy bell rings at 8:40.

Senate Bill 16
Here is the link to Superintendent DuRoss’ article about Senate Bill 16:

Have a wonderful week!
Maria Clifford and Christi Sosin

October 9 Broadcast

Posted October 13th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

View this broadcast for information regarding the PTA Reflections program!

October 6 Broadcast

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

Lunch Supervisors Needed

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

Lunch supervisors are needed for Stevenson’s second lunch period from 11:45-12:30.  Supervisors be able to work Monday through Friday. Please come in to the Stevenson school office to pick up an application if you are interested.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

Parent teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10. This is a great time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their learning goals for the year. We encourage our students to attend their conference with their parent or guardian. Please make sure to be on time for conferences! Looking forward to seeing you!

October 3rd Announcements

Posted October 6th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

Newsletter from the PTA

Posted September 28th, 2014 by Ms. Bushman

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