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Community Service Project

Posted March 28th, 2015 by Mrs. Moore

Kelshoeler’s Interact Club is in the process of organizing a community shoe drive that will benefit children in Africa.  Our elementary feeder schools are helping us out in this amazing initiative! While you’re doing your spring cleaning,  please keep the shoe drive in mind.  We will begin collecting shoes from March 30th to April 9th.  We thank you in advance for our generosity.

Track

Posted March 19th, 2015 by lkowalski

Track tryouts begin Monday March 30th.  You MUST have a current physical on file in order to try out.

Spring Break

Posted March 19th, 2015 by lkowalski

Spring break begins at the close of school on Friday March 20th.  There will be no late buses or after school activities on Friday March 20th.  School resumes Monday March 30th.  Enjoy your break!

Principal’s message

Posted March 13th, 2015 by lkowalski

Dear Keller Families,

 

The students did such an amazing job this week with the state-wide PARCC assessment.  Students remained focused and dedicated to demonstrate their very best work.  I was extremely proud of their perseverance each and every day.  Next week we will continue assessing students who missed a test due to an absence.

 

Next week Friday we will be celebrating our PBIS goal of reducing the number of referrals in the area of respect.  Students and staff will participate in a friendly game of volleyball.  If students are missing 3 or more assignments in their classrooms, they will be provided an opportunity to complete the work during this time.  Please remind your child the importance of handing their assignments in by the deadline date.

 

Important Information:

 

Grade Reports:

Grade reports will be mailed home on Friday for students who are not demonstrating mastery of specific content areas.  Please make sure to view the parent portal with your child to discuss their academic progress.

 

8th Grade Events:

 

It is hard to believe that we are already into the third trimester of school.  This is a reminder to all 8th grade parents of the Board policy in regards to completion of homework…

 

“In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student.”

 

8th Grade Pictures:

8th grade pictures are scheduled for April 23rd .  Students will only be given the option to take one picture in their graduation gown. More information will be coming soon.

 

PBIS Dance

Our PBIS celebration has been rescheduled for April 17th.  Students who have no missing assignments or major referrals will be able to participate.  Students will be able to dance, play basketball or ping pong, and karaoke until 4:00 pm.  Snacks will be for sale in the cafeteria.

 

 

Construction on Bode Road and Salem Drive

The village of Hoffman Estates will be doing construction on Bode Road beginning March 9th.  Bode Road is being reconstructed from Parker Drive to Woodlawn Street.  This stage of the project will be completed by the end of March.  The construction engineering firm has assured me that traffic will remain live during this phase of the project.  I will continue to keep you up to date on the construction and its effect on entering Keller.

 

Beginning the week of March 23rd, construction will proceed on Salem Drive.  Please keep in mind that after spring break, Salem Drive will be set to one lane going southbound between Golf and Bode.

 

Schaumburg Parent University – April Classes

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 evening programs in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Both of these events are free and free child care is also available.

 

  • Ask the Child Psychiatrist: Getting a handle on your parenting – 6:30 p.m. April 1.  Dr. Michael Feld will incorporate real-life experiences and humor into his discussion of life, mental and behavioral health. This discussion is for parents only.
  • Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.

 

If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

 

Community Service Project

Keller’s Interact Club is in the process of organizing a community shoe drive that will benefit children in Africa.  Our elementary feeder schools are helping us out in this amazing initiative!  If you begin your spring cleaning over break, please keep the shoe drive in mind.  We will begin collecting shoes from March 30th to April 9th.  We thank you in advance for our generosity.

 

 

PTA

2015 ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP 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 currently in 1st through 7th grades who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Please read the attached cover sheet and application.

 

Please keep in mind the following:

 

  • Students can fill-out the application on the computer but they must print it out as there is a sheet that must be signed by both the student and the parent/guardian.
  • Parents should not be dropping the applications off to the district office.
  • The applications should come to Keller’s office in a sealed envelope, marked Elementary Scholarship.  You are not allowed to open the envelopes.  Any applications not in a sealed envelope are automatically disqualified.
  • The due date for the application is Friday, March 13, 2015 no exceptions.
  • The students are NOT guaranteed the scholarship.  We do our best to award as many scholarships as possible, but only have a certain amount of money to do so.
  • The application and its cover letter can be found on the District Website for people who may be looking for it there.
  • New change to the application this year is – Proof of payment is required for summer camp/class

Any questions contact Mary Mestas at mmestas@wowway.com

 

SPORTS:

Track will begin On March 30th.  An informational meeting will be held on March 17th for students who are interested.  Please keep in mind that a current physical must be on file on March 30th for the student to participate.

 

Important Dates:

March 23- 27th-  Spring Break

April 8th – 20th-  MAP Assessment

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Burke

 

 

 

Special Olympics

Posted March 9th, 2015 by lkowalski

Yesterday, District 54 Special Olympics traveled to Palatine High School for the 2015 District Gymnastics Meet.

Congratulations to Anirudh Paidipally and Matthew WIlliams who competed in this competition.

Anirudh competed in The Men’s High Bar Competition, coming home with 1st place, and he competed in the Men’s Vaulting Competition coming home with 5th place.

Matthew competed in the Men’s Floor Competition, coming home with 4th place, and he competed in the Men’s Vaulting Competition coming home with 1st place.

If you see Anirudh or Matthew in the hall today, be sure to congratulate them on a job well done.

Great representatives of our school, and our district.

PARCC Testing

Posted March 4th, 2015 by lkowalski

PARCC testing begins Monday March 9th.  Make sure you are getting a good nights sleep, eating a good breakfast, are on time to school and try your best!!!

You be the Chemist!

Posted February 26th, 2015 by lkowalski

Congratulations to Anay K, Archisha G, Ankit P and Toby P for their awesome job representing Keller last night at the regional You Be the Chemist competition.

Message from the Principal

Posted February 20th, 2015 by lkowalski

Dear Keller Families,

 

It has been a crazy unpredictable winter this year.  We are hopeful that next week we can get back on a normal schedule.  Since the weather has been extremely chilly, please encourage your child to wear appropriate winter clothing to school.

 

Keller’s chorus students did an exceptional performance on Wednesday evening at Frost Junior High School.  I was extremely proud of not only their amazing talents but also for the way they presented themselves as professional performers.  A special thanks to Ms. Perlman for providing this wonderful learning opportunity for our students.

 

On February 26th, Keller students will be hosting their annual talent show during the school day.  Students have been busy preparing for this amazing event for the past few weeks.  Parents are welcomed to attend.  The show will take place from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

 

Next week Friday, students will celebrate following the PBIS standards during the second trimester.  There will be a friendly volleyball competition between staff and students.

 

Important Information

 

We are beginning to prepare for the PARCC assessment.  The assessment window is from March 9th – March 20th.  It is essential that students are present at school during this time.  Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments or vacations.

 

Keller’s PARCC Schedule

March 9th, 10th, and 11th – Literacy (all grades)

March 12th, 13th – Math (all grades)

 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be arriving at school around May 18th, and we need to place our order with Jostens by Feb. 20th.  If you have not ordered, please go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to order online or bring money to the office.  Yearbooks will increase to $25.00 after the February 20th date. 

 

PBIS Celebrations (Dance)

On February 27th, Keller will be hosting an after school dance for students who have completed all homework assignments and have not received more than three minor referrals for the month or a major referral.  Students will have up to Monday morning, February 23rd, to hand in any missing assignments.

 

Community Readiness Survey The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey at http://goo.gl/forms/MHu1Xetyii.

 

PTA

2015 ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP 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 currently in 1st through 7th grades who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Please read the attached cover sheet and application.

 

Please keep in mind the following:

 

  • Students can fill-out the application on the computer but they must print it out as there is a sheet that must be signed by both the student and the parent/guardian.
  • Parents should not be dropping the applications off to the district office.
  • The applications should come to Keller’s office in a sealed envelope, marked Elementary Scholarship.  You are not allowed to open the envelopes.  Any applications not in a sealed envelope are automatically disqualified.
  • The due date for the application is Friday, March 13, 2015 no exceptions.
  • The students are NOT guaranteed the scholarship.  We do our best to award as many scholarships as possible, but only have a certain amount of money to do so.
  • The application and its cover letter can be found on the District Website for people who may be looking for it there.
  • New change to the application this year is – Proof of payment is required for summer camp/class

Any questions contact Mary Mestas at mmestas@wowway.com

 

SPORTS:

February 21st-  8th grade VB tournament @ Mead, 7th @ Eisenhower

February 23rd- GVB tournament semi @ Eisenhower

February 24th-  Boy’s JV Wrestling tournament @ Addams

February 26th-  Boy’s V Wrestling tournament @ Addams

 

Important Dates:

February 20th-  End of trimester 2

February 27th-  February Dance

March 9th – 20th-  PARCC Assessment

March 23- 27th-  Spring Break

April 8th – 20th-  MAP Assessment

 

Keep Warm,

Heather and Cory

School will be in session Friday Feb. 20th

Posted February 19th, 2015 by lkowalski

District 54 plans to have all schools open Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, as temperatures are expected to climb into the double-digits.

We realize it will still be cold in the morning and encourage all parents to make sure their children are dressed appropriately.

We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the evening. In the event of any change, all parents/guardians and staff will receive a phone call and an email.

School is Closed Tomorrow, Thursday Feb 19th, 2015

Posted February 18th, 2015 by lkowalski

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.

All after-school and evening activities at schools are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held. Thank you for your understanding and support.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

http://www.campanelliymca.org

www.parkfun.com

Hoffman Estates Park District