December 4, 2020
Dear Campanelli Community,
This week, PBIS and our Student Ambassadors hosted an all school assembly for our Campi Cougars! It was so fun to get together and we look forward to our new challenge to earn PAWS Applause and a celebration prior to winter break. Students and their classmates can earn PAWS Applause by participating in class, by collaborating with peers and by doing their best every day. We will certainly make it a December to remember!
Campanelli Community Giving Program
Our Community Giving Program is working to provide relief and assistance to families facing financial hardship this holiday season. This year, we will be collecting gift cards of any amount to help support families within our school community. We will be collecting gift cards by mail or dropping off in the front office.  If you have any questions or are interested in receiving support, please reach out to our school social worker, Caroline Bullington, (847) 357-5346.
6th Grade Parents
Your child’s junior high will be sending out a pre-recorded Parent Presentation along with the Selection Sheet Google Form today! The Selection Sheet Google Form will need to be submitted by Friday 12/11.  The email with the Parent Presentation and the Selection Sheet Google Form will come from the junior high admin team and be sent to the parents’ primary email address on file.
Optimistic Household Series: Module 4 Release
Sometimes we come across obstacles in our lives that lower our overall level of happiness and disrupt our path to success. The fourth Optimistic Household module, Being Adaptive in the Midst of Uncertainty and Change, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. You can also view the first three 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].
D54 Pantry at Keller Jr High
In order to better meet the needs of our communities, there have been some changes to which district pantries serve each of our schools. Below you will find a link to the pantry that will serve our school beginning 12/1/20.
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.
District 54 Food Pantry Donations
During this unprecedented school year our six District 54 food pantries have been utilized more than ever before.  We know that many of our families and community members look to support these pantries especially as the holidays approach.  At this time, for safety reasons, we are not accepting physical supply donations, however monetary donations would be greatly appreciated and well utilized.  
District 54 has set up a Food Pantry Donation page for interested families and community members through the Infinite Campus Portal.   To make a monetary donation, please log in to the Infinite Campus Portal HERE and follow the steps below:
Log into Infinite Campus the same way you would normally.  On the left hand side you will see an option “School Store”. Click Shop and you will see the D54 food pantry donation icon. You then click View in order to see the description and make a donation.
A Message from the PTA
2019-2020 Yearbook Support Needed
The 2019-2020 yearbook is almost complete. The PTA could use additional support in order to put on the finishing touches before sending it to print. Please email [email protected] if you are able to support!
PTA Scrip Order
The Campanelli PTA is starting our annual Scrip fundraiser, please see the attached flyer.  Paper copies should have gone home with hybrid students this week.
This is a fundraiser to raise money for the Campanelli PTA.  You will be able to purchase physical gift cards from over 100 vendors, and a portion of the cost will go to the PTA. This year, for your convenience, we are also offering an online form, and the option to pay via PayPal.  Here’s the link:
Orders are due by Friday, December 4th – that’s today!  All orders will be distributed the week of December 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Pikscher at [email protected] or 630-640-4398.
Thanks for your continued support of the Campanelli PTA!
Important Dates
12/18 – Winter Break Begins at End of Day
1/4 – Winter Break Ends and School Resumes
Have a wonderful weekend,
Amy Houlihan & Colleen Conway