November 15, 2020
Dear Campanelli Community,
We hope that all of our active military and Veterans had a Happy Veterans Day.  We are grateful for your courage, sacrifice, and commitment to protecting our freedom.  Thank you for your service! Our students wanted to express their gratitude to the Campi Family Veterans. Please share our Veteran’s Day Gratitude Video with a Veteran you know.  
In addition to honoring Veteran’s Day, we are celebrating World Kindness Day which falls today! Acts of kindness, big or small, make our Campi Cares community truly special. You can join in on the fun by helping your child mark their Kindness Bingo card between now and Thanksgiving.
Optimistic Household Series
District 54 and Schaumburg Parent University have some very exciting news – we have launched Optimistic Household! This is a six-part series led by Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and The Orange Frog. 
During these unprecedented times, the social-emotional well being of our students is of utmost importance. By launching Optimistic Household, we aim to spark positivity, optimism and hope within our students and families. 
Optimistic Household builds upon these principles, supporting the skills students need to be college and career ready, as well as engaged citizens. Skills that will help them become resilient and resourceful learners, who are able to adapt and demonstrate grit as they face academic and other challenges. 
The neuroscience and data behind these principles reaffirm that students, who possess hope and optimism and embrace mistakes as part of the learning process, can become adaptable learners and succeed at higher levels both academically and personally. We are so pleased to be able to share this first-ever opportunity and important information with our community.
Please visit the Optimistic Household homepage on our website to view Shawn Achor’s introduction and for more information about the series.
Optimistic Household Series: Module 1 Release
Are you a person who sees a glass half full? How are you helping your children to become optimistic, positive people? Help your child build their resilience as an optimistic person. The first Optimistic Household module, Happiness & Gratitude in Challenging Times, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. Don’t forget to share your family’s experiences with us on social media with #OptimisticHousehold and #54Happiness.
Schaumburg Parent University: Optimistic Household Virtual Discussion
Join the District 54 community at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, for a further look into Module 1, a chance to share your family’s experiences and for a sneak peek of Module 2! Please pre-register for this virtual session at This session is also available in Spanish. Optimistic Household 11-17 Virtual Discussion flyer (English)  Optimistic Household 11-17 Virtual Discussion flyer (Spanish)
D54 Pantry at Mead Jr High- Now Open!
The D54 Food Pantry at Mead is now open and ready to serve our District 54 families.  Any family that can use this support at this time is encouraged to use this community food pantry.   Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to order from the D54 Food Pantry either online or by phone in advance and then pick-up your ordered boxes that will be delivered to your car upon arrival.   Please click on 
this link to place your order online or call 847-357-6084 to request a food pantry pick-up.
A Message from the PTA
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.  
Orders are due by Friday, December 4th.  All orders will be distributed the week of December 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Pikscher at or 630-640-4398.
Thanks for your continued support of the Campanelli PTA!
Important Dates
11/20 – Report Cards Go Live on the Parent Portal
11/25-11/27 – Thanksgiving Break
11/30 – School Resumes
Have a wonderful weekend,
Amy Houlihan & Colleen Conway