Please support the Stevenson PTA and join us in welcoming spring with our chocolate sale! Your child received a pink form that you can fill out with your chocolate orders (chocolate bunny lollipops, pretzel sticks, and dipped Oreos are available). Please have your orders in by Match 21st for the April 15th delivery date. Checks can be made payable to the Stevenson PTA. Please note: late orders cannot be accepted. Thank you for supporting the Stevenson PTA!
Dear Stevenson Community,
It was wonderful seeing so many of you during Tuesday night’s grade 5/6 musical performance. I was both amazed and in awe with the enormous talent of our students. The show could have lasted all night as everyone enjoyed the students’ singing and Miss LaPorte’s piano playing.
ISAT Testing will begin next Tuesday, March 4th for students in grades 3-6 and last until March 13th. Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments. We remind the students that the hard work they have done thus far into the year has given them the skills they need to perform well on these tests. All that we ask is that they provide their best effort, just as they would on any other important test. Feel free to reinforce this message with your children at home, particularly if they are feeling anxious about the tests. Also, please ensure that they have received a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast to allow them to be at their best.
Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was published in print today. The article is accessible on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org/. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video, which is cited in the article, is http://sd54.org/board/mission/.
The District 54 PBIS team will be hosting a parent event to learn more about Cyberbullying. Sadly, with all the advancements in technology, society has opened a scary window for our youth when it comes to a new level of bullying. Please consider attending this event that will be hosted in the District 54 Board room on March 13 at 6:00 p.m. We want to team with you to make sure our children are safe and secure inside and outside their homes. This is one way to learn more about how to make this happen. The following link is to the PBIS Family and Community Meeting about Cyber-bullying. click here This event will take place in the Rafferty Administration Center.
You will be receiving your child’s report card on Tuesday, March 4th. Mrs. Bell and I are busy reading though all of them. We love to see how much growth your child has made since August. It is remarkable!
It is not too late to become a PTA member for this school year! For the bargain price of $5, you can help this wonderful parent organization that gives back to our school in so many ways. Mark your calendars for the PTA sponsored Winter Carnival. More details are in this newsletter. http://stevenson.sd54.org/pta/
Have a nice week!
Maria Clifford and Colette Bell
Boys, this is a great way to have some fun while exercising and trying out your skills! Grab your Dad or another adult male and come join the fun. We will be testing your skills on Thursday, Feb 27th, from 6:00 to 7:00 in the gymnasium. We will have 3 skills stations for both student and adult (free throws, around the world, and hot shot). Both student and adult participate for a total score. If you plan on coming please return the slip that was sent home with your child! We look forward to seeing you at Boys March Madness.
What: Stevenson will be collecting school supplies (pencils, erasers, markers, notebook paper, crayons) and spare change to help the schools affected by the tornado in Washington, IL
When: Tuesday February 11 until Friday February 21
Why: To donate “kindness” to others
Thank you for donating to a great cause!
Dear Stevenson Community,
The winter weather has once again made for a challenging week, with many days of indoor recess. We are really appreciative when we can get outside. Please continue to send your child with a warm jacket, boots, snow pants, hats, and gloves so students can go outside when the weather allows us to.
Please click on the link for updated PTA information http://stevenson.sd54.org/pta/
It is hard to believe that kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year is right around the corner. This event will happen in all District 54 schools on February 13th between the hours of 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 1:00-2:30 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. If you or a neighbor has a child who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2014, we look forward to seeing you on the 13th. Please help us spread the word to our neighbors so we can begin planning for the upcoming school year.
PBIS Expect Respect Newsletter
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a proactive, three-tiered approach to create a positive and supporting environment for students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. As part of this process our PBIS coaches provide helpful tips for families through the Expect Respect Newsletter. Click here to read the February issue of the PBIS Expect Respect Newsletter, which includes tips from Hoffman Estates Police Officer Rich Turman regarding how to respond to cyberbullying.
Last Day of School
As you know, District 54 canceled school four times in January due to the winter weather. Whenever we cancel school, we add a day to the end of our school calendar. Therefore the last day of school is currently Thursday, June 5. When districts submit their school calendars to the State Board of Education they must include a provision for five possible emergency days. No one can predict what the weather will be in February and March. If we cancel school one more time, our last day will be June 6. If we exhaust our five emergency days, we will ask the Illinois State Superintendent of Education to approve “Act of God Days.” These days can only be used for situations that pose a hazardous threat to students and are beyond the control of the district. If approved, school districts do not need to make up these days of missed school. If we do ask for an “Act of God Day” approval, we will not be able to announce the last day of school until we get approval from the state superintendent. We are hopeful that we won’t need to cancel school any more this school year and that June 5 will be our last day.
Flyers are attached for some upcoming Schaumburg Parent University Classes.
February 12 – 1/2-day of school for grades 1-6 (11:40 dismissal); no school for kindergarten
February 13 – Kindergarten registration (9:00-11:00a.m., 1:00-2:30p.m., 6:00-8:00p.m.)
February 17 – No school, Presidents’ Day
February 25 – Grades 5/6 Musical – All School Performance 1:30; Evening Performance 7:00 p.m.
February 28 – Mardi Gras Foundation Event
Maria Clifford and Colette Bell
We are inviting all students on Friday, February 7, to wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE in honor of the winter Olympics. Please help us support our Olympic team!
All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow – Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28 – because the forecast calls for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school activities are canceled as well. District offices will be open.
District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.
Bring your family and enjoy a showing of Despicable Me 2 on the big screen at Stevenson on Friday, February 7. Please bring a blanket to sit on (no chairs). Popcorn and water will be provided! Doors open at 6:30pm and the movie will begin promptly at 6:45pm. You must have a ticket to attend. Please complete the form here to receive tickets and return to the office by February 3. All students must be accompanied by an adult. Any questions can be directed to Ms. LaPorte at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you on Friday!