Hello Dirksen Community,
We enjoyed the beautiful start to this week, giving us a glimpse of spring! Please note the following:
PBIS: Our focus for March and April is on working together as a class to show respect, responsibility, and safe behaviors. We had a special visitor at our PBIS assembly last Friday! Coop, the mascot for the Schaumburg Boomers, came out to encourage classroom cooperation, and to invite us to a Boomers game in May. More information will follow after spring break about the Boomer’s game!
Yearbooks: The final date for pre-ordering yearbooks is March 17. The order form is attached.
ISAT Testing: We will be finishing up our ISAT testing and make-ups this week. We are so proud of the effort from our 3-6 graders who have been taking the tests. Our K/1-2 classrooms have “adopted” an upper grade class to cheer them on! Well done Dolphins!
Schaumburg Parent University: Please see the attached flyer from the Schaumburg Parent University on an upcoming session they are offering on stress.
Cyber Bullying: The District 54 PBIS team will be hosting a parent event to learn more about Cyber bullying. Sadly, with all the advancements in technology, society has opened a scary window for our youth when it comes to a new level of bullying. Please consider attending this event that will be hosted in the District 54 Board room on March 13, at 6:00 p.m. We want to team with you to make sure our children are safe and secure inside and outside their homes. This is one way to learn more about how to make this happen. The flyer for this event can be found here.
STC Application: As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences. The program is being offered to students currently in 1st through 7th grades. Scholarships will be awarded for the FULL cost of the program/camp UP TO $200.00. A parent of the applicant must be a PTA member by the application deadline. More details including the application deadline and a complete list of the guidelines, along with the full application, can be obtained here. Please note that this is not a needs-based scholarship.
Young Scientist Challenge: Discovery Education is offering an opportunity for grades 5-8 students to hone their problem-solving skills and showcase their innovative spirit for a chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist – entries are due by April 22nd. This would be an optional opportunity for students to pursue. Please view the link for specific details.
Summer Tech Camp: Please see the attached flyer for details regarding this summer’s tech camp which is available for students in Grades 4-8. This summer our Tech Camp, “Invention Hunters” will take place at Mead Junior High School. We will be accepting registrations beginning on April 7th….this gives students and parents some time to figure out if the tech camp fits into their summer schedule.
Have an awesome week!
Joann Kort and Becky Rodriguez
Principal and Assistant Principal