Dear Stevenson Community,
What a terrific week we have had! We’ve concluded MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing today and we’re extremely proud of the effort students put forth on their tests. This information will be utilized by our students to set their academic goals in the areas of Math and Reading. These goals will be shared with you during our student led conferences which are held on Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10. If your child is in grades 4-6, you will be receiving your child’s ISAT scores in the mail this weekend.
Stevenson Book Fair: Volunteers Needed
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair on Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10. We are looking for volunteers to help us during our fair. If you are available to help, please contact our library resource teacher, Mrs. Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Superintendent’s Article on Senate Bill 16 – District 54 would lose $12.5 million
Several times throughout the school year, District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss writes an article which appears in the Daily Herald, on the District 54 website and in the emails that principals send to their parent community. This month, Superintendent DuRoss wrote about Senate Bill 16. If the Illinois General Assembly were to approve this bill, District 54 would lose $12.5 million, or about $1,000 per student. This would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students. Click here to read the article for more information.
Erin’s Law Lessons
All classrooms will once again be providing a lesson in response to Erin’s law. Like last year, children’s literature and age appropriate questions will guide our teachers and staff through the presentation of this lesson. Parents will be notified of the lesson date by their child’s teacher prior to the lesson taking place.
District 54 Executive Director of Special Education Cassandra Williams will discuss the District 54 sexual abuse prevention curriculum during a Schaumburg Parent University parents-only presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. During this presentation, parents will learn about the lessons that District 54 adopted in response to Erin’s Law, which requires child sexual abuse education in school for all children. If you are interested in attending, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
In our school environment our first priority is to ensure our students are safe when they are with us. This week our students and staff have gotten use to a new system to ensure we are as safe and secure as can be. All classroom doors are locked and remained closed throughout the school day. This measure has tightened up our building so that teachers can maintain a secure environment all day. Additionally, your child brought home a letter explaining the procedures that take place when we relocate the students and staff during an emergency. Please do not hesitate to connect with me if you have any questions.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!
Maria Clifford and Christi Sosin
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! Click here visit our Book Fair webpage for more information.
Stevenson Scholastic Book Fair:
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 1:00-7:30p
Friday, October 10 2014 from 8:30-10:30a
At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids. Mark your calendar and be sure to join in the fun. And remember, you can contribute books to your child’s classroom library too! If you are not able to attend the Book Fair, you will be able to order online too.
The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.
Here is a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/family/
See you at the Book Fair,
Mrs. Rivera and Mrs. Mayle
Learning Resource Staff
Wondering what the daily announcements looks like? Take a look at recent video from the Stevenson Production Studio!
Reminder: Picture Day is scheduled for Monday, September 22. Please make sure your child brings back their picture day order form by Monday!
Ask family, friends, and neighbors to help the Stevenson PTA by purchasing Affy Tapples! Your child received an order form that can be used to list purchases. Payment must be collected at the time of order and checks should be made out to the Stevenson PTA. Turn in the order form and payment to your child’s teacher by Friday, September 26. Pick up for the apples will be on Thursday, October 9 from noon until 7:00 pm at Stevenson. Thanks for your support of the PTA!
In observance of September 11, we will be having a Red, White, and Blue day at Stevenson on Friday, September 11. Please encourage your child to participate!
It’s not too late to order Stevenson spirit wear! The deadline has been extended to September 19th. If you would like to see samples for sizing, they are located in the Stevenson office. Please use the yellow information page that was sent home with your child to order the spirit wear.
Dear Stevenson Community,
What a spectacular 1st week of school! The success of Monday night’s supply drop-off and Curriculum Night allowed for a smooth transition on our 1st day of classes. It was so nice to see so many returning Stevenson families while welcoming our new families.
Run to Read – September 28
District 54 will host its 10th Annual Run to Read on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Dirksen School in Schaumburg. Run to Read is a day of races offering something for everyone. The day begins with 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children. At 8:45 a.m., we start our 5K run followed by a family walk at 9 a.m. All four events support our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website http://sd54.org/runtoread/. Register by Sept. 5 to save $5 on your registration fee and reserve a race T-shirt in your size. Finisher medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and participation medals are awarded to all children. Mrs. Gordon will be volunteering at this event and hopes to see you there!
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. They 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.
This year SPU has already scheduled parenting classes about Erin’s Law on Sept. 30 and internet safety on Oct. 7, as well as Time Together STEM projects on Sept. 16 and art projects on Oct. 22. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit their website at http://sd54.org/spu. SPU will be planning the rest of the classes for this school year and would like to hear from you: What classes would you be interested in taking? How would you prefer to learn about SPU? Please take this quick survey (7 questions)at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1767964/Schaumburg-Parent-University-Survey so that the Schaumburg Parent University can meet the needs of our community.
Have a wonderful week!
Maria Clifford and Christi Sosin
Don’t forget that Back to School Night will take place Monday, August 25. Two sessions will be held. During this time, students can drop off their supplies and parents can learn important information about their child’s classroom. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday!
Back to School Night Schedule:
-Session 1: 5:00 Supply Drop Off & 5:15-5:45 Curriculum Night presentation
-Session 2: 6:00 Supply Drop Off & 6:15-6:45 Curriculum Night presentation