November 2, 2020
Dear Campanelli community,
We couldn’t believe all of the snow to kick off a spook-tacular week at Campanelli! It must have been all of the Elsa characters with their magical wintery powers. Thanks again to our incredible PTA for hosting the virtual pumpkin decorating contest and virtual Halloween parade. It was so much fun to see all of the creative and scary pumpkins in the Campanelli patch. We had fun celebrating this week with you all! We wish everyone a fun and safe weekend ahead.
Our 1st and 2nd grade students celebrated Halloween with spooky science experiments, a guided drawing and a festive read aloud!
Virtual Turkey Trot
We are so excited for this year’s virtual Turkey Trot!  Check out the kickoff video from Mr. Cahoj (Collins PE teacher).  The Trot will be November 1st-8th and students can share on the Padlet.  We are looking forward to coming together as a team, district and community for this fun virtual event. Check out the Virtual Turkey Trot website for more details:
A Message for Remote Learning Families
Families that have chosen to remain fully remote at this time will have an opportunity to pick up 2nd trimester materials. We will wrap up material pick up next Wednesday. Please be on the lookout for communication from your child’s teacher. If you have multiple children that attend Campanelli, you can arrange to pick up all materials on the same day if that is easiest for you. Please reach out to your classroom teachers to make these arrangements. If you miss material pick up, you can come to Campanelli any day between 8-4. Give us a call at 847-357-5333 when you arrive and we will deliver your materials curbside.
A Message for Hybrid Learning Families
If your child is attending Campanelli for on-campus hybrid learning, thank you for remembering to complete the self-screener before 8:00 a.m. on attendance days. Please see the District 54 Exclusion Chart on our website at for more details on when to keep your child home. We thank everyone that has chosen to stay home out of an abundance of caution to keep our students, staff and community safe. We welcome all children to continue to participate remotely if symptoms allow them to do so.
As a reminder, all student drop off and pick up should be via the path to Campanelli off Winchester Lane. Cars will not be allowed to enter or exit the parking lot when busses are present. If you enter the lot before it is officially closed, please do not leave until all busses have cleared. Additionally, please ensure your child is dressed for the weather. Even as the temperatures continue to cool, students will be going outside for recess and breaks.
Opt-In for Text Messaging
On occasion, we will send text alerts and reminders. If you would like to receive a text message from Campanelli and District 54, you can sign up by texting the word YES to the number 68453. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Make sure you are texting from a phone number that we have on file in District 54.
Immersion Parent Support
The Department of Language and Culture released a series of videos for parents and guardians in the Dual/Immersion Program to support language learning during the 20-21 school year. The videos cover these topics:
•           Sustaining engagement in the Target Language in remote/hybrid learning 
•           Spanish Dual offerings at the junior high or high school
•           Learning more about features of Japanese and Chinese languages
 Click on the link below to view the videos:
Illinois Report Card
The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The 2020 report card information posted on the state’s website at and linked in the Families menu on the District 54 websiteIf you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-5333.
A Message from the PTA
Dine to Donate
Our next family dining fundraiser is Wednesday November 4 at Lou Malnati’s.  You can order from Lou Malnati’s on Schaumburg Road from 11am-10pm or the Lou Malnati’s on Barrington Road from 4pm-10pm.  Please make sure to mention the attached flyer when ordering. 
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.  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
11/3 – Election Day: No School
11/6 – End of Trimester 1
Have a wonderful weekend,
Amy Houlihan & Colleen Conway