Our Cougar Council members have created a spirit day calendar for the rest of the year. Below you will find our schedule of activities. On select days classes with the highest percentage of students participating will receive the Spirit Stick to display in their classroom. Good luck to all!
Cougar Council Spirit Days Calendar
School Spirit! Wear Campi Colors
Wear your favorite Sports Jersey
School Spirit! Wear Campi Colors
Holiday Spirit! Wear Red and Green
Pajama Day – Wear your favorite school appropriate pajamas
Today we honored two of our partners at the District 54 Partnership Breakfast.
Four years ago Campanelli School, and the Department of Language and Culture, responded to the needs expressed to the District by researching and developing a Chinese Immersion Program to teach children to read, write, understand, and speak in Mandarin Chinese.
At the same time individuals outside of the district began to take interest in our program.
Mr. Yao’s experience and expertise in international business coupled with his knowledge and commitment to promoting a better understanding of the Taiwanese language and culture has provided invaluable resources to the Chinese Immersion Program at Campanelli School. Mr. Yao has continually served as a liaison and conduit between Campanelli School and the Taiwanese community. Mr. Yao, along with other community members such as Commissioner Lai of the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council and Director Yen of the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago have provided ongoing support particularly through providing a myriad of cultural experiences and artifacts for Campanelli students.
Campanelli students have been able to experience authentic Chinese performances from Taiwan. On another occasion, Taiwanese artisans set up stations for students to get a close look at crafts made in Taiwan. Most recently, Campanelli received Chinese drums and ceremonial Lion Dance costumes to provide children the opportunity to not only watch Chinese culture performances but to also demonstrate what they have learned through after school clubs by becoming the performers of traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations.
The end result is that we have a program that not only benefits the children in the Chinese Immersion program; it benefits all of the children in the school.
Thank you to all of the Campanelli partners for supporting the students each and every day!
Today report cards were sent home with your child. Please take a couple moments tonight to review the results of your child’s hard work with them. Report cards are one of the important tools that we use to communicate with you the academic progress that your child is making during the school year. It is extremely important that students see how this tool helps to connect the home and school together.
Please be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding your child’s progress!
Tonight we had a wonderful concert put on by Miss Woodle and the 3rd and 4th graders from her after school Chorus club. They did a great job singing. It was great to see the Campanelli gymnasium filled with so many smiling parents taking time to enjoy watching their children have fun!
This is has been a busy and exciting week at Campanelli. On Wednesday, November 6th we held our second annual Campanelli Family Literacy Night. Families enjoyed the many literacy stations that were set up for the evening, including; make and take activities, listening to our story teller, talking with teachers about literacy instruction here at Campanelli, and at one of the stations we had 18 students sign up to be a part of this year’s Battle of the Books team.
Wednesday evening was also our kick-off to “One School One Book”. We were so excited to have everyone in the community reading the same book last year that we asked the PTA to help support our efforts for this year! This is a great way to get families reading together and talking about books. We have purchased the same book for each family at Campanelli; this will give us the opportunity for a whole community to come together around one topic. At school, staff members will be asking questions and setting reading goals with the kids to continue progressing through the book. At home we hope that your family will come together to read each week and enjoy talking about the book. In the community families will be able to share reading progress and conversations around the book. What’s the book, you ask? We revealed the title of the book on November 7th when we also sent the books home. This year our One School One Book is The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. We are looking forward to bringing the Campi Community together around one really important thing, LITERACY!
On Thursday, November 7th Mrs. Mathews and one of our students were part of a presentation to the District 54 Board of Education about our Project Lead The Way program that all of our 6th grade students take as part of their science curriculum. Isadora and Mrs. Mathews shared the power of a highly engaging science program while also demonstrating for our School Board Members a student made windmill, the final outcome of one of our PLTW units. Each 6th grade student at Campanelli takes the PLTW class as their science class for one of the three trimesters. During their trimester of PLTW students will focus on a unit titled Energy and the Environment. This exciting class combines exploring scientific principles and mathematical formulas with research helping the students to understand the design and energy potential for wind turbines. Hands down students in 6th grade will tell you that this is the coolest class that they have ever taken.
Finally, I want to remind everyone that tomorrow, Saturday, November 9th we will have our annual Campanelli Turkey Trot. This one mile family run, walk, and trot gives us the opportunity to come together with the Hoover community. Together we spend the morning talking, laughing, and enjoying a little physical activity to start our day. Your entry fee is a non-perishable food donation, which we will send to the District 54 Food Pantry to be distributed to needy families in District 54. All finishers will also have their names entered into a drawing to win a Thanksgiving Turkey or $25 Gift Card. Race time is 9:00 a.m. at Hoover Elementary School in Schaumburg. I hope to see you there!
As you can see we have been very busy. We hope that you have a great year!
Campanelli Cougar Council will be collecting items for the Mead Food Pantry from November 8th through November 13th. Below are the items we are collecting. The classroom at each level to bring in the most items will win the Spirit Stick.
If you are taking your child out during lunch to have them change into their costume, please make sure that you send a letter or an email to the office. This is a busy time and we are trying to avoid you being delayed.
Please also remember that you must be parked in a legal parking space or on the side streets. To keep the school safe I will be checking the parking lot to make sure that parents are only parked in legal parking places.
As the weather grows colder, please consider looking through your closets and drawers and donating any clothes you no longer need to the Community Closet, housed at Addams Junior High. They accept clothing in all sizes (infant through adults). Winter clothing, including boots, coats and jeans are all in demand. Bring the donated items to Link’s front office and it will be transported directly to the Community Closet.