Dear Keller community,
I would like to thank all of the 8th grade parents who attended the informational evening for the Explore assessment on November 18th. During this presentation, District 211 guidance counselors explained the Explore process and shared information on how students could help prepare themselves for this assessment. Practice Explore questions can be found on the following website. www.act.org/explorestudent/tests/index.html . Please make sure to mark your calendars for the December 5th assessment date. If you have any questions about the Explore test, please contact Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates or Conant High Schools directly.
The 211 team also explained the purpose of the Career Cruising Matchmaker Activity. Today Keller’s 8th grade students had the opportunity to take this survey. These results will help the students during the elective selection process. Please look for your child’s Career Cruising log in and password information. This was sent home with them today.
Friday, November 13th, marked the end of the first trimester and report cards are coming out on November 24th. This is a perfect time of the year for students to reflect upon academic goals they have set for the year and check on progress. Report cards will be sent home on November 24th.
We are beginning the process of developing our winter MAP schedule. Please keep in mind that students will be taking the assessment starting November 30th. We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year. Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Below are the dates for the assessment window.
Dec. 1st and Dec. 2nd– 8th grade LA
Dec. 3rd and Dec. 4th– 7th grade LA
Dec. 7th, 8th, 9th– Math – Leiva, Tutaj, Walker
Dec. 9th, 10th, 11th– Heldt, Canfield, Parpet
6th Grade Parent Night:
On December 2nd , we will be hosting a parent and student presentation at Keller from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This evening is dedicated to educate upcoming 7th grade parents on the process of scheduling elective courses and understanding the junior high schedule. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet 7th grade teachers and learn about specific content courses. Although this night is geared towards educating parents, students are also welcomed. Please view the attachment for more details. 6th gr orientation parent letter 1516.doc
In order to ensure that I have reached every family, I am going to continue to include announcements about the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan in my emails. While District 54 prefers to keep schools open, if the National Weather Service issues a wind chill warning (where the wind chill will be -30 degrees Fahrenheit or colder OR the actual air temperature is -15°F), schools will be closed. I also wanted to once again remind you that we are no longer legally allowed to call you on snow/cold days unless you have signed up to receive those calls (a new FCC regulation). If you have not signed up, please visit http://sd54.org/schoolcancellations for instructions. You can read more about our response plan by visiting District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan.
Food Permission Form
As we are heading towards the second trimester, we will be looking to improve the health and safety of our students. As a result, we are requiring permission for students to be able to purchase and receive food items sold during lunches and to receive PBIS incentives. Please view the attached letter. Forms will need to be returned by December 4th. The forms will also be sent with student report cards on November 24th. Food permission slip.pdf
Schaumburg Parent University – December Caroling
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.
Join SPU in December as we present Fa La La La … Holiday Caroling for children in early childhood through eighth grade and their families. Meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Stevenson Elementary School, 1414 Armstrong Lane in Elk Grove Village, and then head into the neighborhood together to sing a variety of holiday carols. After all is said and sung, return to Stevenson School for hot chocolate and camaraderie. The evening will end at 7 p.m. If you are interested in attending this event or for more information about Schaumburg Parent University, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
Keller will be partnering with the Girl Scouts to collect gently used coats before the cold season. As you are clearing out closets and transitioning clothing for the winter months, please consider donating any used coats. Donation boxes will be displayed within the building.
Keller Wildcat Sports:
Nov. 23rd– Keller at Frost
Dec. 1st- Mead at Keller
Dec. 3rd- Keller at Eisenhower
Dec. 7th- Tournament- 7th @ IKE, 8th @ Addams
Dec. 8th – Semi Finals @ Addams
Dec. 10th- Finals @ Addams
Try out Packets will be available starting on Monday, November 30th.
Permission Slips are due NO LATER THAN Thursday, December 17th. No exceptions!
A current physical must be on file with the nurse no later than Monday, January 4th. No exceptions to this either. It also must be valid through March 1st.
Nov. 24- Report cards sent home
Nov. 25-27- No School Thanksgiving break
Nov. 30th– Dec. 11th– MAP testing
Dec. 2nd– 6th grade parent night
Dec. 14th– Chorus and Orchestra concert
Dec. 15th– Band concert
Heather Wilson & Cory Burke