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News from Addams 3/2/2018

Top 2 team winners of trivia night      Happiness Advantage sign    Students participating in trivia night


Dear Addams Community:

We would like to thank all the parents, staff and students that came out to Addams last evening to participate in our 3rd Annual Family Trivia Night. Some say good music makes a party, and that certainly was the case at Trivia Night, as the event morphed into a dance party at times! Everyone was grooving, singing and downright “getting down” to the varied tunes of our staff DJs. Teams simultaneously displayed impressive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Judging by the smiles and the sweat, we are sure all had a good time!

Additionally, we congratulate our Addams wrestling teams for completing a very successful season. The work culminated in the junior varsity team winning the D54 Wrestling Tournament and varsity placing 2nd.  While we are proud of their accomplishments on the mat, we are more proud that students, with support of their coaches, always put academics first. Many days during the season, Ms. Jesenovec ran study sessions for some students in need of extra time and support in lieu of practice. We commend these student athletes for their hard work and perseverance. They certainly “joined the movement”.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and have a wonderful weekend!


Chris Bingen     Kim Phelan
Principal           Assistant Principal

Read on for more noteworthy items from Addams and District 54.

Important Dates
3/2 – End of second Trimester
3/7- Half-day In-service, 10:40 dismissal for students
3/9 – PTA Auction Dinner
3/13 – Student Report Cards Available via Portal

End of the Trimester
The second trimester ended today. Report cards will be available via the Parent Portal on March 13. Any late or makeup work should be turned in by Monday. Please do not hesitate to be in contact with the school or with the teachers of your student if there are any questions or concerns.

A Note From Nurse Irene
February is American Heart Month​.

Did you know?
Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the lives of about one woman every 80 seconds unnecessarily — because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.

Watch this Video from the American Heart Association:

PTA News
As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to District 54 students currently in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Copies of the scholarship are available in the office or use the link below to print a copy.

Registration is encouraged so that your child can secure a spot in the camp/program you have put on the application.  Changing of programs/camps will not be permitted once you have been notified that you have received the scholarship awards for the camp/program listed on your application. Please submit the printable application form and send all required documentation to the Addam’s office by noon on April 3.  Required documentation should be placed in a sealed envelope, labeled STC Elementary Scholarship Application; please do not staple/tape/paperclip anything together.  Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the summer program/camp up to $125.  Winners will be notified in early May.

Spanish Speech Contest
MacArthur School is hosting a Spanish Language Speech Contest from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 on May 3, 2018, for students in third through eighth grade. Application, speech drafts written by applicant himself/herself, and video recordings no more than 3 minutes (one video recording per participant) must arrive at MacArthur School by April 3. The maximum length for speech drafts is 2 pages. The finalists will be notified via mail by April 26. Please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk at or (847) 357-6666 with any questions. If your child is interested in participating, please complete the Spanish Speech Contest Application.  If you are unable to print the electronic form, paper forms can be picked up in your school office.

Concurso Annual de Oratoria
La escuela MacArthur será anfitrión este año del Concurso Anual de Oratoria el 3 de mayo 2018 de 8:30 AM a 12:00 PM. Los estudiantes de 3er a 8vo grado pueden participar.  Forma de inscripción, borrador del discurso escrito por el concursante, y una grabación de video de no más de 3 minutos (un video por participante) debe llegar a MacArthur School para el 3 de abril. El discurso debe ser de dos páginas. Los finalistas serán notificados por correo para el 26 de Abril. Por favor contacte a Lucrecia Temoczuk al o al siguiente numero (847) 357-6666 con preguntas. Si su hijo está interesado en participar, por favor complete el Formulario de Participación. Si no puede imprimir el formulario electrónico, hay copias disponibles en la oficina de su escuela.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity
The District 54 Education Foundation is partnering with Riccardo’s Restaurant, 1170 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, for a fundraiser next month. On Wednesday, March 7, present the event flyer or mention the Foundation when placing a dine-in or carryout order at Riccardo’s and 25 percent of your bill will go to the D54 Foundation. Reservations for dine-in are recommended. This is not valid with other coupons or offers. Click here for a printable version of the flyer. For more about the Foundation, visit

Fundación educativa del Distrito 54 – Próxima oportunidad de apoyo
La Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 se ha asociado con el restaurante Riccardo’s, ubicado en el 1170 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, para recaudar fondos el próximo mes.  Presente la hoja volante del evento o mencione a la Fundación el miércoles, 7 de marzo, al hacer un pedido de comida en Riccardo’s y el 25 por ciento de su factura irá a la Fundación D54. Se recomiendan las reservaciones para cenar. Esta oferta no es válida para usar con otros cupones u ofertas. Haga clic aquí para obtener una versión imprimible de la hoja volante. Para obtener más información acerca de la Fundación, visite

Schaumburg Parent University – March 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 March.

Yoga Class (Finding Peace with Your Family) – This class is for parents and students.  This class will teach you a variety of yoga styles sure to strengthen your core and increase flexibility. The class will follow the Vinyasa Yoga practice, which is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States. This type of practice involves synchronizing your breath with a continuous flow of postures. Bring a yoga mat or towel, and water. This class will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 14 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Decoding “I’m Fine” – This event is for adults only.  Madelyn Burbank, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss the subtle impacts of divorce on children.  This presentation looks at divorce from the perspective of the child.  It blends research and personal experience to explore best practices for mitigating negative consequences.  We will look at how to assist your child in adjusting to life post-divorce, including talking to your child about the divorce, managing transition and difficult behaviors, identifying behaviors which may require extra support, navigating co-parenting, parents dating and blending families.  There will be a special focus on things you can do, regardless of how the other parent chooses to parent.  This event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.

Universidad de padres de Schaumburg – Clases de marzo
La Universidad de padres de Schaumburg (SPU) está diseñada para involucrar a más padres en la vida de la escuela, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares y mejorar las habilidades de crianza que en última instancia se traduce en mejor éxito de los estudiantes académicamente, socialmente y emocionalmente. Hay dos noches programadas para el mes de marzo.

Clase de Yoga (Encuentre la paz con su familia) –  Este clase es para adultos y estudiantes.  Este clase te enseñará una variedad de estilos de yoga que seguramente fortalecerán tu centro y aumentarán tu flexibilidad. Vinyasa Yoga que es uno de los estilos más populares de yoga en los Estados Unidos. Este tipo de práctica implica sincronizar tu respiración con un flujo continuo de posturas. Por favor, traiga una estera de yoga o una toalla y el agua para cada participante. El evento tendrá lugar de 5:30 a 6:30 p.m. el 14 de marzo en el Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Decodificando la expresión “Estoy bien” – Esta presentación es solo para adultos. Madelyn Burbank, trabajador social clínico con licencia, discutirá los impactos sutiles del divorcio en los niños. Esta presentación analiza el divorcio desde la perspectiva del niño/a. Combina la investigación y la experiencia personal para explorar las mejores prácticas para mitigar las consecuencias negativas. Veremos cómo ayudar a su hijo/a a adaptarse a la vida después del divorcio, incluso hablarle a su hijo/a sobre el divorcio, manejar transiciones y comportamientos difíciles, identificar comportamientos que pueden requerir apoyo adicional, navegar  la paternidad compartida, citas e intereses amorosos y familias mixtas. Habrá un enfoque especial en las cosas que puede hacer, independientemente del estilo de crianza que el otro padre decida implementar. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. el 20 de marzo en el Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Para registrarse, póngase en contacto con Meg Kwak al  (847) 357-6586 o Deje su nombre, información de contacto, el número de niños que requieren cuidado de niños y el nombre de la escuela de su hijo.