December 18, 2020
Dear Campanelli Community, 
As we close out 2020, we want to thank you for your partnership as we navigated the first half of the school year. We appreciate your support and collaboration to ensure your child’s success. We want to wish you a very happy holidays and good health in the new year. Click here to see our staff holiday greeting!
Greatest Snowball Challenge
If you are looking for some winter break fun, check out The Greatest Snowball Challenge!
New D54 Wellness Website
The year 2020 has been a difficult time for so many people. Throughout this year one thing that hasn’t changed is District 54’s commitment to the well-being of our community. This week we are launching a new online District 54 Wellness Space. This website includes videos, resources and links to valuable activities for students, for families and for staff. For example, the student pages include energizing videos and calming videos, read-alouds of books about feelings, and links to help children manage their emotions. The pages for adults include mental health webinars, COVID-related resources and links to support provided by District 54. We hope you will take the time to explore this self-care website and engage with the resources that best support your needs.
Optimistic Household Series: Module 6 Release
A decade’s worth of research on gratitude has shown us that when life is going well, gratitude allows us to celebrate and magnify the goodness. But what about when life goes badly? The sixth, and final, Optimistic Household module, Restart Forward Progress, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. You can also view the first five modules. Don’t forget to share your family’s experiences with us on social media with #OptimisticHousehold and #54Happiness or by sending photos and videos to [email protected].
The School District 54 Food Pantry at Keller 
The D54 Food Pantry at Keller is open and ready to serve our District 54 families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at the pantry site.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6500. Our Pantry Supervisor is Patti McGinn.
ACCESS Testing for EL Students
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced on December 17th that the testing date for the ACCESS test for English Learners (ELLs) has been delayed.  The federally required test, which measures the proficiency of English Learners in reading, writing, speaking and listening, was scheduled to begin in January.  The delay allows districts to wait until March 15
th, at the earliest, to begin administering the test.    Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.
Important Dates
12/18 – Winter Break Begins at End of Day
1/4 – Winter Break Ends and School Resumes
1/18 – No School: MLK
1/19 – Hybrid Instruction Scheduled to Resume
Have a wonderful winter break,
Amy Houlihan & Colleen Conway