Tonight Campanelli families came back to school to participate in our annual Math Scavenger Hunt. Congratulations to all of our mathletes that came and had a great time with their families!
Today Campanelli students and parents joined others in the Schaumburg area to celebrate our diversity at the Multicultural Fair. This fair took place at the Schaumburg CRC and was co-sponsored between District 54 and the Schaumburg Park District. It was amazing to see the many performers demonstrate traditional cultural dances. What a great activity for all! Thank you to the Schaumburg Park District and the District 54 Department of World Languages and Cultures for sponsoring such a wonderful event!
Scrip orders - due Monday, April 7th.
Spring Pictures – Monday, April 7th.
Family Movie Night – Friday, April 11th 7:00 pm. in the gym - We will be watching Frozen! This is a family event, children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be snacks available for purchase.
Scrip is the fundraising program that works while you shop! You purchase the same gift cards that you would purchase in the store and restaurants and Campanelli PTA earns a percentage of the card value! And here is a BONUS – when you purchase a Kohl’s gift card, you can use them to pay your Kohl’s credit card bill!
Print out the order form and send it in with your payment no later than April 7th. It’s a fast, easy way to earn money for our school!!
District 54 students in third through eighth grade will take the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) March 3 through 14.
This test measures individual student achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards. The 2014 reading and mathematics ISATs will have 100 percent of questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which have been the Illinois state learning standards since 2010.
The results give parents, teachers and schools one measure of student learning and school performance. It is required by law for all Illinois public school students. The state assessment scores are used to measure adequate yearly progress (AYP) for all public schools. Scores are published on the School Report Cards yearly.
Students at these grade levels take the following tests:
- Third Grade – Reading, Math
- Fourth Grade – Reading, Math, Science
- Fifth Grade – Reading, Math
- Sixth Grade – Reading, Math
- Seventh Grade – Reading, Math, Science
- Eighth Grade – Reading, Math
Throughout the school year students have been preparing for ISAT tests in their classes; however, test preparation is something that can also been done at home. The following are tips to help you prepare your child for tests of all kinds including the ISAT test.
- Encourage, don’t pressure – You want to encourage your child to do his best but too much pressure may lead to test anxiety. Remember that standardized tests are just one way schools measure a child’s ability.
- Give them “brain food” – A healthy breakfast the morning of the test can improve test results. However, foods high in fat or sugar do not provide the nutrients children need to do their best.
- Put them to bed – Sleepy children have a tough time succeeding academically. It’s particularly important for your child to get a good night’s sleep the night before a big test.
- Help them prepare – Make sure your child has the supplies needed for the test. These would include sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator.
In addition, help your child understand these important testing tips.
- Pay attention – Stress that they need to listen to directions closely and to follow written directions exactly.
- Don’t rush to finish – Make sure they use any extra time to check their answers and complete any questions they left blank.
- Keep track of the “bubbles” – Remind them that it is very important to make sure they are at the right place on their answer sheet. They should double-check every five or 10 questions, making sure the proper bubbles are being filled in.
- Skipping is OK – Remind them that they can skip a question and come back to it later.
- Find the best answer – It’s tempting for children to choose the first answer that looks right. Make sure they understand that several of the answers may seem right, but that they need to choose the one best answer.
- Aim high – Encourage them to do their best and help them believe that they will do well.
Congratulations Campanelli Community!!
On Friday, February 14th Campanelli School participated in our 20th Annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Leading up to our JRFH, Krisha, Medika, and Brisa delivered a heart-healthy message each day during our morning announcements. Our students also participated in three weeks of a jump rope unit to prepare for the big event. We had several student volunteers (Emma, Jacob, Payton and Sophia) perform in an all-school assembly and demonstrate some very cool jump-rope moves.
On the day of the event our students, staff and volunteers had a great time jumping in the gym and raising donations for the American Heart Association. Our goal was $3000, but we far surpassed this taking in over $3939.92 As a result each of our students will be receiving a duck lanyard in appreciation from The American Heart Association.
Thank you all for buying t-shirts, bringing in pledges, getting on line donations, and even securing the corporate matching donations. But most of all, thanks for jumping!
With a huge, heartfelt thank-you,
Mrs. Mondul – P.E. teacher
Mrs. Radons – PTA Committee
Mrs. Marasco – PTA Committee
Mrs. Aguirre- PTA Committee
…and all of our other volunteer parents who helped out with our children.
Congratulations to our top fundraisers!!
You might have noticed that there are no pizza hot lunches this time around. That’s because we are introducing pizza Tuesday! From now until Thursday February 27 at 9pm you will have the opportunity to order pizza lunches beginning March 4 through the end of May. NO LATE orders will be accepted. Place your order here: http://campanelli.hotlunch.com
Please make checks payable to CAMPANELLI SCHOOL and submit no later than Friday 2/28 in an envelope with your children’s names and class room numbers.
If you have any questions please contact Suzelle Aguirre at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Slice Pizza & Pop – $3.00 (Cheese, Sausage, Pepperoni)
Extra Slice of Pizza – $1.50
Sweet Treats will also be available for purchase at the dance.
VOLUNTEER! Would you like to help out with this event? We have many jobs available to help out with to make the Family Dance a success – setting up, food sales, registration, decorations, clean-up and take down and more! Please contact Michelle Pikscher at email@example.com if you are interested in lending a hand. Thank You!
REMEMBER – This is a family event and no students will be admitted without a parent.
The Magnet Program had the pleasure of listening to Kathryn Leahy, a Mechanical Engineer, on Friday, February 14th. She shared what the word “engineer” means and elaborated by sharing exciting details about specific engineering fields. Kathryn also shared her work in creating Dawn Dishwashing Liquid at Procter & Gamble. The students had the opportunity to see the process of creating a Dawn bottle and hold samples of bottles at different stages of the bottle production process. It was wonderful to learn about exciting careers in the engineering field from a real-life engineer.
Last night we were fortunate to have Detective Nowicki from the Schaumburg Police Department here to present to parents about internet safety and things that we can do as parents to help protect our children from the dangerous that exist on the internet. The internet has so many positive aspects to offer children. Knowing the dangers that exist helps parents teach our children how to avoid websites, scams, and situations that put them at risk. Thank you to Detective Nowicki and the parents that braved the cold to come to Campanelli last night for this wonderful event!