Field Day Reminders

Posted May 25th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

We are looking forward to a fun-filled day outside tomorrow, Thursday, May 26. A few reminders so our students are prepared:

  • Wear gym shoes.
  • Wear your grade level color or a superhero shirt if possible.
  • Wear sunscreen to school, bring more to reapply.  Majority of the day is spent outside.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Hats are allowed.  Some stations include water games.
  • Bring a water bottle with student’s name and room number.
  • Bring a snack to eat during the break station in your classroom.
  • Hot lunch is provided by the PTA, unless students choose to bring lunch from home (lunch forms were sent home) *If the rain date is used student lunch will only be provided on May 26th*
  • All students will eat lunch at 11:15am.


Posted May 16th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

Classroom teachers will pass out the yearbooks during the week of May 23.  The PTA will be selling extra yearbooks during that week as well.  More information will be coming with regards to the sale dates and times.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting

Posted May 10th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy, and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit their website. Click here to email to register for the town hall meeting.

Schaumburg Parent University–May Program

Posted May 10th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) 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. There are two upcoming evening programs.

Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website.

A Thank You from Our Staff

Posted May 10th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

Last week, our staff was overwhelmed by the generosity from our PTA for Teacher Appreciation week.  Our staff is honored to partner with such a supportive and generous community! We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you!

Please Support the D54 Foundation

Posted May 10th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit here.

In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.

To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.

  • Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20
    Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit here and enter promo code 2016d54.
  • Golf Outing – June 13
    Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner, or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.

Student Recognition–March

Posted April 12th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

Last week, students were recognized for being great examples of the key of Flexibility. These students recognize that things won’t always go their way and are willing to change what they are doing to achieve a goal. Congratulations to this month’s Dirksen dolphins! We are so proud of you!









Kindergarten: Nitya, Brayden, Ava










1/2: Kaya, Adam, Anuva, Jake, Tara










3/4: Tarik, Joey, Riley,  Adrian, Prasil










5/6: Nicole, Xavier, Sathvik, Ryan, Hanna

Permission Slip Checklist

Posted April 4th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

Last week there were several permission slips that went home.  We thought it might be helpful to provide a list of the events that forms were sent home for and the due dates for any permission slips.


At-Risk Preschool

Posted March 24th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

District 54 offers an at-risk preschool program for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old.  Please refer to the attached flyer to see if your child would qualify for a screening.

Kindergarten Registration

Posted February 26th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

We hosted our annual Kindergarten Registration event last week, but parents can still register incoming kindergarten students in our main office between 8:00am-4:00pm.  We encourage families that have incoming kindergarten students to please register as soon as possible so we can accurately plan for next year.  If you know of a neighbor or community member that has an incoming kindergarten student, please share this information with them.  Registration forms and other information can be located on our district website.