Dirksen Updates

Posted September 15th, 2014 by Mrs. Villanova

Good afternoon Dirksen families,

It’s been busy here at Dirksen. We have completed our first week of MAP testing and the students have been doing a great job!

Here is the latest news…

MAP Testing: MAP testing will continue through September 26th. Please make sure that your children are getting plenty of sleep and eating a nutritious breakfast each morning.

BOX Tops for Education: Please read the attached flyer about a great fund-raising opportunity from our PTA.

PTA meeting: Our first PTA meeting will be next Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the teacher’s lounge.  We hope to see many of you there!


Have a great week!

Joann Kort & Becky Rodriguez
Principal & Assistant Principal

From the Desk of Ms. Kort & Mrs. Rodriguez

Posted September 1st, 2014 by Mrs. Villanova

Dirksen Community,

Thank you for an incredible first week back to school!  We finished off our first week with our PBIS school behavior training day, and all of our dolphins are doing a great job showing what it means to be respectful, responsible, and safe.

Run to Read: Dirksen School is proud to be the host school for District 54’s 10th Annual Run to Read on Sunday, September 28. Run to Read is a day of races offering something for everyone. The day begins with 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children. At 8:45 a.m., we start our 5K run followed by a family walk at 9 a.m. All four events support our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To  register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website. Register by Sept. 5 to save $5 on your registration fee and reserve a race T-shirt in your size. Finisher medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and participation medals are awarded to all children.  We are hoping to have a great representation of Dirksen students, families, and staff in attendance that day.  Please join Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Rodriguez out on the 5K track!

Schaumburg Parent University: District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided.

This year we have already scheduled parenting classes about Erin’s Law on Sept. 30 and internet safety on Oct. 7, as well as Time Together STEM projects on Sept. 16 and art projects on Oct. 22. Before we plan the rest of the classes for this school year, we would like to hear from you. What classes would you be interested in taking? How would you prefer to learn about SPU? Please take this quick survey (7 questions) so that the Schaumburg Parent University can meet the needs of our community.

For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website.

Letter from State Superintendent: Please read the attached letter from the State Superintendent, Chris Koch.

We hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend!
Joann Kort & Becky Rodriguez
Principal & Assistant Principal

2014-15 Supply Lists

Posted June 26th, 2014 by Mrs. Villanova

Although we know you are all enjoying these wonderful summer months, we also know that the new school year will be upon us before we know it. The 2014-15 school supply lists can be found below, as well as under the Family Resources tab.

Kinder Supply List

First-Sixth Supply List