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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.

School Closed Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Ms. Durchslag

All District 54 schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, because the forecast calls for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open.

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.

Holiday Shop is This Thursday

Posted December 7th, 2014 by Ms. Durchslag

HolidaysHappyThe PTA Holiday Shop is this Thursday, December 11th. This is a great opportunity for students to purchase gifts from local crafters for all of the important people in their life.  The schedule of when classes will be visiting the Holiday Shop can be accessed at this link:  Holiday shop flyer 2014

Campanelli’s 2014-15 One School One Book

Posted November 6th, 2014 by Ms. Durchslag

cam-one school one bookWe are excited to announce that Campanelli’s One School One Book for the 2014-15 school year is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.  The book was revealed at Campi’s Family Literacy Night on Wednesday, November 5th and all students received their book on Thursday.  Teacher’s read the first two chapters to their classes on Thursday and now we are asking families to take some time each night to read the remaining chapters together.  A pacing guide was included in the packet with the book and it can also be accessed at this link. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Pacing Guide. Also included in the packet was a family activity that we encourage each family to complete together and return to school.  We hope you enjoy reading our One School One Book together as a family; we are looking forward to having many conversations about the book at school!  Happy reading!

 

Campanelli PTA Holiday Shop

Posted November 6th, 2014 by Ms. Durchslag

The PTA Holiday Shop is coming to Campanelli on Thursday, December 11th. This is a great opportunity for students to purchase gifts from local crafters for all of the important people in their life.  Additional information and the schedule of when classes will be visiting the Holiday Shop can be accessed at this link:  Holiday shop flyer 2014

Family Pasta and Bingo Night

Posted November 6th, 2014 by Ms. Durchslag

Come join the Campi PTA for our 4th Annual Pasta & Family Bingo Night on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. This is a great opportunity to meet more Campi families! Bring your whole family and have some good laughs and good times!  More information can be obtained at this link:  FAMILY BINGO Flyer 2014

 

 

Picture Retake Day on Monday, November 3rd

Posted October 29th, 2014 by Ms. Durchslag

Picture Retake Day will take place on Monday, November 3rd from 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Pictures will be taken of students who were absent on September 22nd or of students who started at Campanelli after September 22nd.  Students can also retake pictures if they were unhappy with the pictures taken in September.  If your child will be retaking their picture, please return the original packet to school on retake day.

4th Annual Campanelli-Hoover Turkey Trot

Posted October 26th, 2014 by Ms. Durchslag

turkey trotThe Campanelli-Hoover Fourth Annual Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

We would love to have as many Campanelli families participate as possible.  The entry fee is a donation of non-perishable food item to help fill the shelves of the Keller Jr. High/District 54 Food Pantry. In addition, participants will have their name entered in a drawing to win a Thanksgiving turkey or $25 grocery gift card and more!

Additional information and the registration form can be accessed at this link:                           Turkey Trot flyer[1] 2014