November 20, 2020
As Thanksgiving draws near, we want to extend our sincere gratitude to our Campi families for your partnership during this unique school year. We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with your child each day and we appreciate your support to help us ensure your child’s success. We wish you a healthy and safe season of gratitude with loved ones.
During today’s morning meeting, first grade students listened to gratitudes from their teachers and even learned how to say ‘thanks’ and ‘thank you’ in Chinese! 
Optimistic Household Series: Module 2 Release
What have you done to increase social connection during COVID-19? What is social connectedness? Why is it important? The second Optimistic Household module, Increasing Social Connection During a Time of Social Distancing, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. You can also view the first module, which was released on November 13. 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 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.
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.  On the left hand side you will see an option “School Store”. Click Shop and you will see the D54 food pantry donation icon. Then click View in order to see the description and make a donation.
A Message from the PTA
PTA Scrip Order
The Campanelli PTA  has started 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 [email protected] 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