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Opening Day!

Posted March 20th, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

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Are you a Cubs fan? Sox fan? Cardinals fan? Stevenson will be celebrating Opening Day on Thursday, April 2nd. Feel free support your favorite baseball team!

Principal’s message

Posted March 9th, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

Dear Stevenson Community,

I hope you’re having a terrific week!  We begin the state-wide PARCC assessment on Monday for students in grades 3 through 6. Please help your children do their best by ensuring that they get plenty of sleep and have a nutritious breakfast before coming to school. Also, students who arrive to school late will not be able to join their class in testing once the teacher begins giving test directions.

Report Cards
We know that strong communication from the school to the home is key in each child’s success.  Your child’s report card was sent home on Tuesday in his/her backpack. Reports act as a way to inform students and parents about their progression throughout the year, as well as create a vision for where we are headed next trimester.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun! District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll. Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High. Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or athttp://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.  If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.

PTA News
STC Elementary Summer Scholarships The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers summer scholarships for students of District 54 who are currently in 1st through 7th grades. Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program/camp up to $125. The parent/guardian must be a member of the PTA at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship by March 1, 2015. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

Have a nice week!
Maria Clifford and Christi Sosin

Hat Day

Posted March 4th, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

Students are invited to wear their favorite hat on Friday, March 6th in celebration of reaching the PBIS goal for the month of February!

PTA newsletter

Posted March 3rd, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

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End of Trimester 2!

Posted February 24th, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

The end of second trimester was on February 20th and report cards will be sent home with our students on March 3rd. Please make sure to review the report card and send the front page back to school with a signature! Any questions can be directed to your child’s teacher.

District 54 schools closed February 19

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Ms. Bushman
All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.
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.
All after-school and evening activities at schools are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held. Thank you for your understanding and support.
The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

PTA newsletter

Posted February 17th, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

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PTA newsletter

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

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Principal’s message

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

Dear Stevenson Community,

I hope in addition to the enormous task of shoveling your driveway, you had a chance to play in the snow. Many children think snow forts, snow angels, snowmen, snowballs and sled riding are the best –especially when there is no school.

Many of our students love to play in the snow. Please be sure they have boots and snowpants in addition to hats, gloves, scarves and coats so they can play in the snow at recess. Students that do not have boots and snowpants will still go outside but will remain on the blacktop which is cleared of snow.

With the arrival of large amounts of snow, it does make drop off and pick up more difficult. Please allow extra time so we can work together for a safe a pleasant environment. The Elk Grove Village Police Department works collaboratively with our school to make arrival and dismissal as safe as possible. These reminders will contribute to greater safety and help you avoid a ticket:

-Do not stop in the middle of the street. It makes it impossible for our busses to get in and for traffic to keep moving.
-Please have your child cross the street with our crossing guard.
-Park in legal spots. It is not legal to block driveways or fire hydrants.

We appreciate your support.

Sincerely,
Maria Clifford and Christi Sosin

District 54 schools closed February 2

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by Ms. Bushman

Good evening. All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well.

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 today’s blizzard) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.