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Battle of the Books

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Congratulations to the Campanelli Battle of the Books Teams who participated in the Cluster Battle on Wednesday, April 8th.  The 5/6 Team placed 1st in their battle and will advance to the District Battle on April 27th.  The 3/4 Team placed second in their battle.  We are proud of the dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work of both teams, including the members of the clubs who did not participate in the competition.

The 3/4 Team                                                                                The 5/6 Team

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Celebrating the Year of the Sheep

Posted February 23rd, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Campanelli Students and Staff rang in the Chinese New Year with an amazing ceremony!  Students from the Chinese Immersion Program and various school clubs performed for the school to celebrate the Year of the Sheep! Students did an amazing job of singing, dancing, playing the drums, demonstrating fun Chinese games, and introducing each of the performances in Chinese.

School Closed Thursday, February 19th

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

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. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All after-school and evening activities at schools on Feb. 19 are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 19 will be held.

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.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

  • The Campanelli YMCA will offer a drop-in program for any child in kindergarten through sixth grade at its facility at 300 W. Wise Road in Schaumburg. The cost is $38 per child. Children will be engaged in active games and activities throughout the day and will have the opportunity to use the gym and the pool.  Please send your child with a lunch and a drink.  Register at drop off or reserve your spot today.  Visit http://www.campanelliymca.org for more information.
  • The Schaumburg Park District will offer care at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. The program is available only to children currently registered in the KASPER or Kapers program and is offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children will enjoy crafts, games, gym activities, swimming and an afternoon snack. Please send a labeled swim suit, towel and sack lunch (reminder, we are peanut free). The cost is $38/child.  Fees will be collected at the time of sign in at the CRC. Visit www.parkfun.comfor more information.
  • The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer child care for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road. Students will take a field trip to Poplar Creek Bowl. The cost is $38 per child. Registration is available online using code #156415 (click here) or at the Triphahn Center Ice Arena service desk in the morning. You MUST show proof of registration if you registered online. Breakfast will not be served and children must bring a sack lunch and drink. Please contact Jessica at jsenne@heparks.org with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents.

Campanelli PTA Fun Fair is Almost Here!!

Posted February 5th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

The Campanelli PTA is hosting its Fun Fair on Friday, February 20th from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  We hope to see everyone there for food, fun, and our PBIS Silent Auction where your child or you could win a variety of fun opportunities.  Please click on the link below to learn more about the Fun Fair including advanced ticket sales and volunteer opportunities!

 Fun Fair Flyer 2015 v2

 

School Closed on Monday, February 2nd

Posted February 1st, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

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.

Chinese Immersion Open Enrollment Application

Posted January 31st, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Please click on the link below to access the application for admittance into School District 54’s Chinese Immersion Open Enrollment Program at Campanelli Elementary School:

Chinese Immersion Application for Campanelli 2015-16

 Please return the application to Campanelli no later than February 27, 2015. You must be enrolled in District 54 before you will be accepted into a District 54 Open Enrollment School.

 

Kindergarten Registration – February 12, 2015

Posted January 31st, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Kindergarten Registration will be held at Campanelli School and all other District 54 schools, on Thursday, February 12th.  Registration will be from 9:00–11:00 a.m.,1:00– 2:30p.m., and 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

Your child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2015 (State of Illinois regulation—we do not do early entrance).

To register your child you will need to fill out all registration paperwork. This paperwork will be given to you at the time of registration.  In addition to this paperwork, you will need to bring your child’s birth certificate (the original with seal), $50.00 cash, check, or money order (made out to School District 54) for consumable materials fee, and your proof of residency within school district 54 boundaries.

Items taken for proof of residency- you will need to provide one (current) real estate tax bill, signed lease, or closing statement for purchase of residence.  Also, you will need to provide any two of the following: (current) driver’s license, water, gas, or electric bill, public aid card, voter registration card, car/home/apt. insurance certificate, or auto registration.

Please bring your work and cell numbers, and email addresses, as well as all emergency contact names and phone numbers.

Please call the Campanelli office with any questions at 847-357-5333.

 

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Illinois offers 5Essentials Survey

Posted January 13th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious Instruction.

All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in an early childhood program, elementary school or junior high.

If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school.

The state is not providing hard copies of this survey; however, our schools will make computers available to parents. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.

The parent survey results will only be generated by the state if at least 20 percent of parents at a school respond to the survey. Last year none of our schools met this target. If at least 20 percent of parents participate, this data will be made available to principals.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ before March 13, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, look up the full name (for example, look under J for Jane Addams Junior High School, not A for Addams).

Student Survey – for 6th through 8th grade The state is only allowing students in grades 6 through 12 to take the survey. Students are required to take the survey at school and will be given time in District 54 during the week of Feb. 2.

Teacher Survey All District 54 teachers will be asked to take the survey on Jan. 28. The State Board of Education is only administering the survey to certified teachers whose primary responsibility involves teaching students for the majority of the school day and year.

The identities of anyone taking a survey will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. More information can be found online at https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

 

Schools Closed Again Friday, January 9, 2015

Posted January 8th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9. The National Weather Service is calling for wind chill values as low as -21 in the morning, when children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops.

We know that it’s frustrating to have three days off this week, especially after two weeks of winter break and especially for working parents. The District 54 staff wants students in the classrooms learning.

However, 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.

The Hoffman Estates Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. We hope that this will help out some of our families. For more information, visit the websites below.

All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.

School Closed Thursday, January 8, 2015

Posted January 7th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, because the forecast continues to call for for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held.

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 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.