Schaumburg Parent University – December Caroling

Posted November 20th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) 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.

Join SPU in December as we present Fa La La La … Holiday Caroling for children in early childhood through eighth grade and their families. Meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Stevenson Elementary School, 1414 Armstrong Lane in Elk Grove Village, and then head into the neighborhood together to sing a variety of holiday carols. After all is said and sung, return to Stevenson School for hot chocolate and camaraderie. The evening will end at 7 p.m. If you are interested in attending this event or for more information about Schaumburg Parent University, visit our website at

Attention All Jane Addams 5th & 6th Grade After School Band & Orchestra Parents/Students

Posted November 20th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Due to the conference basketball tournament being held at Addams on Tuesday, December 8th, and Thursday, December 10th, there will be no after school Band or Orchestra rehearsals that week for 5th or 6th grade.   The regular schedule will resume the following week.

Picture Retake Day – November 24th

Posted November 20th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Picture Retake Day is on Tuesday, November 24th.  If your student was absent for Picture Day (October 19th) they will be photographed on Retake Day.  Also, any new students that have enrolled after October 19th will be photographed.  If you were unhappy with your student’s original photo, they may also be photographed on Retake Day.  Simply return your original photo package to school on or before Tuesday.  Anyone still wishing to order school pictures can do so at using Picture Day ID#RN305841Q1.

5/6 Music Performance

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

Congratulations to all of the 5/6 students who performed in an outstanding music performance on Tuesday! The theme was Silver Screen and featured a variety of songs from popular movies! The performance was extra special because the students, themselves, choreographed the dances and songs, as well as wrote the commentary that introduced each song.  The performance demonstrated all of the wonderful talent of our Campanelli students!

Save the Date – Chinese New Year Celebration

Posted November 13th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag
This year’s Chinese New Year Celebration will take place at Addams Jr. High on 2/9/16. More detailed information will be forthcoming. Please mark your calendars!

Winter Weather and School Closings

Posted November 13th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag
In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I am attaching a letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss regarding District 54’s Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open. We want students in school learning. However circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Our biggest concern in making a decision to close 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). To help parents District 54 has now set specific standards for when school will be closed due to extreme cold.
Wind Chill Warning
A wind chill warning indicates that life-threatening conditions and a risk to safety exist. Measures should be taken to safeguard life and property immediately. A wind chill warning is typically issued when the wind chill will be -30 degrees Fahrenheit or colder OR the actual air temperature is -15°F.
          Classes will be cancelled.
          Extracurricular activities will be suspended.
          The announcement will be made by 6:30 a.m. at the latest. District 54 often waits until the morning to cancel school, because the weather in the Chicagoland area is constantly changing. We wait to make the decision with the hope that we can have children in school.
          All notification systems will be leveraged to send school cancellation communications to families including emails, our websites, social media and – for parents who have signed up for it – phone calls and text messaging.
          If you have not yet signed up to receive a phone call or a text message on a snow day, visit for instructions.
Wind Chill Advisory
A wind chill advisory is issued when conditions do not meet the wind chill warning criteria but still cause significant inconvenience. The weather during a wind chill advisory is not life-threatening but presents conditions that may result in inconveniences or pose moderate risk to safety. A wind chill advisory is typically issued when the wind chill is -20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.
          Schools will be open. However, students will not be penalized should parents choose to keep their children home.
          Extracurricular activities may be suspended if conditions persist. Updates will be posted on school websites and parents will receive an email if after-school activities are cancelled.
          All field trips will be cancelled.
          All outside activities will be suspended, including recess and outdoor physical education.
For more information, please read the attached letter from Superintendent DuRoss.   District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

Hoover-Campanelli Turkey Trot

Posted November 10th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag
turkey trotOver 200+ people (students and families) took part in the 4th Annual Turkey Trot over at Hoover Math and Science Academy this past weekend.  Students donated food items to our local food pantry and ran a one-mile cross country style course on a beautiful fall day.  Thank you to everyone that took part in this wonderful event!

American Education Week Visitation

Posted November 8th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

We are looking forward to welcoming parents into our classrooms on Thursday, November 19th in celebration of American Education Week.  Listed below is the schedule for each grade level:


8:45- 9:30                5/6 grade classrooms

9:30-10:15                All Magnet classrooms

10:15-10:45              All Kindergarten classrooms

12:15- 1:00               1/2 grade classrooms

1:00- 1:45                 3/4 grade classrooms

1:00- 1:45                 Only 3/4 grade Chinese Immersion classrooms

2:00- 2:45                Only 1/2 grade Chinese Immersion classrooms                 


*The parking lot is closed from 8:20-8:40am and 2:50-3:10pm due to busses in lot*


Keys of the Month – Integrity and Failure Leads to Success

Posted November 6th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

In the month of November, we will be focusing on Integrity and Failure Leads to Success.

Integrity: Match behavior with values.

Demonstrate our positive personal values in all we do and say. Be sincere and real.

Failure Leads to Success: Learn from mistakes.

We view failures as feedback that provides us with the information we need to learn, grow and succeed.

For additional information, please view the attached powerpoint presentation:  PBIS Cool Tool – November

Important November Dates

Posted November 5th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag


  • 11/7/15 – Turkey Trot
  • 11/9/15 – PTA meeting
  • 11/12/15 – Campanelli Food for Fun night at Chick-fil-A
  • 11/13/15 – PTA Pasta/Bingo Night *Please see attached flyer for more information.
  • 11/17/15 – 5/6 Music Performance
  • 11/19/15 – Parent Visitation Day
  • 11/24/15 – Picture Re-Takes
  • 11/24/15 – Report cards are distributed
  • 11/25/15-11/29/15 – Thanksgiving Break