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News from Addams 4/17/2015

Posted April 17th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community:

It is 75 degrees outside and the Blackhawks are on for game two of the playoffs tonight! What more could we ask for? We hope everyone gets the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful weather today.

A night out with the Addams staff:

Would you like to be waited on by some of your favorite teachers or the administrators of Jane Addams? Then join us at Ricardo’s restaurant (1170 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193) this coming Thursday, April 23rd from 5 -7 pm.  Members of the staff of Addams will be present to help seat you, take your orders and fill your cups. A portion of all sales from the evening will benefit the Addams PTA and ultimately, the students of Jane Addams.

Special Olympics parent survey:

Please see that attached flyer. We value your help!!    Addams Apple Culture Survey April

Parents of eighth-grade students: As you may know, the 2014-15 school year was extended by five days due to the cancelation of school on severe weather days. The District 54 Board of Education recently approved an amended school calendar establishing Friday, June 12, as the last day of school for students in early childhood through seventh grade.

In collaboration with District 211, District 54 has set the last day of school for eighth-grade students as Tuesday, June 9.  That same evening all District 54 junior highs will conduct their graduation ceremony.  Our graduation is at Schaumburg High School at 6:00 pm.  We will conduct graduation practice on Monday, June 8th.

We are aware of potential conflicts for students due to the fact that some activities and summer school programs in District 211 begin June 8 and June 9, respectively.  Because District 211’s registration process is ongoing, we are unable to identify a complete list of impacted students.

At no point, will your child be penalized for their enrollment in a District 211 program. If a conflict applies to your child, please call me at your earliest convenience.

Schaumburg Parent University – May 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 scheduled for May.

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

Have a great weekend!

Regards,

Chris Bingen

Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5900

 

Where I’m From?

Posted April 17th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

8th Grade LA students will be reflecting on their family histories by writing “Where I’m From” poems this week.

Culture Survey Link

Posted April 16th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Attention all Students & Parents!!!

Addams has been selected as a site to conduct a school culture survey through the National School Climate Center. The project is in conjunction with Special Olympics Illinois as we are a Project UNIFY school. We offer opportunities for athletes with different abilities to partner with general education students through programs like Unified PE and Partners Club Unify.

Parents and Guardians- If you complete the parent online survey, your child will receive a FREE slice of pizza & a bottle of water! You will also be entered in a drawing to receive some cool Got Respect items shown below.

All you have to do is take the online survey, print the confirmation page at the end & have your child drop the form off to the Guidance office. You can also take a screenshot & email the confirmation page to Mrs. Cerny at ann-mariecerny@sd54.org

The survey will be available from now until May 8th through this link:

http://www.schoolclimate.net?l=e&t=p&v=33144&c=1152603

STUDENT Culture Survey Link:
http://www.schoolclimate.net?l=e&t=m&v=33147&c=1152603

We look forward to hearing from you!!

Track and Field news for the week of April 13

Posted April 11th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Track and Field news for the week of April 13:

Monday-  Track meet at Eisenhower against Frost.  Buses will take athletes to Eisenhower.  The meet starts at 3:15.  Boys will run first while the girls do field events, then they switch.  The meet is expected to last 2:30 hours.  Buses will take athletes back to Addams.

Tuesday- Practice until 3:50

Thursday- Practice until 3:50

Friday- Practice until 3:50 (We will be taking team and individual pictures today)

It’s MAP time.

Posted April 11th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

8th grade students are taking their Spring Reading MAP test this week! Best of luck to all students!

4/9 Track meet vs Plum Grove cancelled today

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear parents of students on the Addams track team:

Due to the inclement weather, the track meet that was scheduled for today at Plum Grove Junior High has been canceled. All track athletes are still expected to stay today until 4:00 pm for an indoor practice. Please contact Mr. Truppa if you have any questions.

News from Addams 4/6/2015

Posted April 6th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community:

We hope that everyone enjoyed the long weekend! We are gearing up for the stretch run of important learning opportunities at Jane Addams. To help continue to motivate students, last Thursday we held our monthly “Be Addams” assembly. This fun celebration followed a morning lesson facilitated to all classes on the monthly Keys to Success. This month we discussed the importance of taking “ownership” for and being “committed” to completing our goals. We feel these keys are perfect for students to reflect on as we continue to explore important curricular objectives in classrooms.

Starting this Wednesday and over the next couple of weeks students will be given the opportunity to show the progress they have made this year on the spring administration of the MAP assessment. The staff is confident that students will show significant progress on this important indicator of their academic growth. Please discuss with your child the importance of persevering and trying their best on the MAP.

Graduation picture retakes:
8th grade graduation retakes will be held tomorrow morning, April 7th. Students wishing to have their picture retaken need to return proofs which were sent home last month. If your student was not present for the original picture date, they will be called down as well. No forms or payment are needed.

End of the Year:

  • Please note District 54 has set Tuesday June 9th, as the graduation date for eighth-grade students.  Jane Addams students will graduate at 6:00 p.m. at Schaumburg High School.  8th graders will attend school through June 9th.
  • We do not issue tickets and seating is on a first come, first seated basis. We ask that families keep guests to immediate family.
  • Eighth grade parents/guardians will be receiving more information concerning graduation in the next few weeks in the mail.
  • Other students will attend school until Friday, June 12th. This is a change in date due to the five emergency closing days taken this winter.  This is a full day of attendance for all students in seventh grade.
  • Graduation Requirements- It is board policy that students must complete all assignments during the 3rd trimester to take part in graduation. Students missing even ONE assignment as of June 5th at 2:15 pm will not be able to take part in the ceremony. Please check in regularly with your child regarding their missing assignment status. Extreme or repeated inappropriate behavior could also cause a student to be excluded from the graduation ceremony at the discretion of the school administrators.
  • We also take missing assignments, missing textbook/books, fees and student behavior into account for student participation in the 8th Grade Dance on June 5th.

Internet Policy update:

“Due to changes in Board Policy effective February 2008 an annual renewal of parental permission for Internet, email and district network was included on your child’s registration form for the upcoming school year in the spring of 2015. Failure to review your on-line registration or to sign and return these documents by the deadline date will deny your child’s access to the Internet or network for the 2015-2016 school year. He/she will not be able to access the above until the new registration and internet forms are returned.” Please note that District and state assessments may occur on secure web based browsers.

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    Schaumburg Parent University presents Origami 101 – April 9. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra:

Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!

District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.

Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Mead Jr High*.

Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.

*Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, this is a change in location from previous posts.

If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.

District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

 

Have a wonderful week!

Regards,

Chris Bingen

Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5900

 

Track and fiels news April 6-10

Posted April 6th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Here is track and field news for the week of April 6-10

Monday- practice until 3:50

Tuesday – practice until 3:50.  Parent meeting 4:00-4:30 in the gym.

Wednesday – No practice

Thursday – Track meet at Plum Grove 3:00 start

Friday – practice until 3:50

Graduation speeches

Posted April 6th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

8th grade LA students are putting the finishing touches on their graduation speeches while also preparing to dominate the MAP test by practicing their skills in reading poetry.

No school 4/3

Posted April 1st, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

There will be no school on Friday, April 3.