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Letter from the Principal

Posted September 19th, 2014 by Mrs. Peacock

We are very excited about the wonderful start we have had to the 2014-2015 school year.  A new area of focus at Anne Fox Elementary School is our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) behavior system.  This program centers around recognizing positive behavior on a regular basis.  Gold “Fox Pride” tickets are handed out daily by staff members to reinforce the expectations that have been established in the school/classroom.  These tickets are put into a classroom box and teachers are having weekly Thursday drawings to reward the students demonstrating appropriate behavior.  The students have a second opportunity to win the office drawing on Friday.  It is very exciting to listen to the winners being announced over the intercom!!

You may have heard about or seen our theme for the year “Create Our Image.”  The PBIS Team chose this theme in hope that students would always think about what image they want to create for themselves through their actions, decisions and overall behavior.  It is important to create a positive image for ourselves and for Anne Fox School.

I will continue to include information on PBIS and all of its exciting components in my newsletters and Fox Tales articles.  Be sure to ask your child who the weekly winners were at school and how he or she has been working to create THEIR best image.

 

Colette Bell
Principal

 

 

Safety Reminder

Posted September 12th, 2014 by Mrs. Peacock

Please remember the following safety tips during arrival and dismissal times:

  • The parking lot will be closed from 8:20-8:40 am and 2:50-3:10 pm.
  • Remember to only cross the street at the crosswalk where we have a crossing guard.
  • Avoid pulling into driveways and backing out, as well as 3-point turns.
  • Be respectful of our neighbors by not blocking driveways.
  • Use the sidewalk to walk around the school; please do not cut through the parking lot.
  • Refrain from using your cell phone when driving in a school zone.

Thank you in advance for helping to keep our children safe!

Welcome Back!

Posted August 19th, 2014 by Mrs. Mackh

Bell, ColetteWelcome to an exciting new year at Anne Fox School, introducing our new Principal, Mrs. Colette Bell!

Our staff has been working hard over the summer and we can’t wait to get started!

Back to School Night will be held on Monday, August 25th from 5:30 – 7:30

Come and meet your teachers, drop off your school supplies, and see your friends!  Dinner is free with the purchase of a PTA membership.

The First Day of School for grades 1-6–Tuesday, August 26th.

Summer Information

Posted June 11th, 2014 by Mrs. Peacock

Parents of children who will be new students at District 54 schools can register this summer at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive in Schaumburg.

Registration will be held July 8 through August 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.  We will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.

Parents will need to provide a child’s original birth certificate, passport or visa; proof of residency and a few other documents.  Please see our  registration website for more information.

Parents are also required to pay a consumable materials fee of $50 at registration to cover the cost of workbooks, paper, art supplies and other items used by students.

Parents wishing to register students new to School District 54 after August 7 should go to their neighborhood school.  New student registration will resume at school buildings on August 12.

Call the District 54 summer registration office at (847) 357-5103 for information.

Our back to school picnic will be held on Monday, August 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

School supply lists for 14-15 can be found under the Family Resources tab.

School begins for grades 1-6 on August 26.  Kindergarten begins September 2.

We want to wish Mrs. Gordon good luck at her new school.  We will miss her!

Have a safe and happy summer!!

Drop and Go

Posted February 26th, 2014 by Mrs. Mackh

Due to the extreme cold, we’ll be having Drop and Go all week–the barricades will not be put up before school so that you can drop your children off right at the front door beginning at 8:25 a.m. each day.  To make sure that everyone stays safe, we ask that you follow these simple rules:

  • Pull your car as far forward as possible in the drop-off lane, then stop.
  • Children should get out of the car on the passenger side of the vehicle after it comes to a stop.
  • Staff members will be in the drop-off lane to help students.
  • Parents should not get out of the car.
  • Please do not park your car in the parking lot and walk to the front door.

Thank you for following these rules to keep all of our students safe.

Math Resources for Parents

Posted October 22nd, 2013 by Mrs. Mackh

At our conferences, many parents expressed an interest in ways they could help their children with math at home.  The District’s Math Department has provided us with some links to online resources that we’d like to share with you.

For more information on helping your child learn mathematics (with activities from pre-school to grade five), go to http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/index.html

For fluency practice:  http://xtramath.org/

For strategies and addition fluency practice:  http://gregtangmath.com/

For videos and additional examples:  http://www.khanacademy.org/commoncore/map

Everyday Math Online:  http://em-ccss.everydaymathonline.com/g_login.html

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:  http://www.nctm.org/resources/families.aspx

Arrival and Dismissal Safety

Posted September 17th, 2013 by Mrs. Peacock

Your effort to assist in maintaining student safety is appreciated.  Please remember the folloiwng safety tips during arrival and dismissal times:

  • Remember to walk to the crosswalk and only cross the street where we have an adult supervisor and patrols.
  • Avoid pulling into driveways and backing out, as well as 3-point turns.  Be respectful of our neighbors by not blocking driveways.
  • Use the sidewalk to walk around the school; please do not cut through the parking lot.
  • If you park in the lot, remain parked until all the patrols have returned from their post and the barricades have been removed.  This usually occurs after 3:15.  If you want to leave right away be certain to park on Northway, Brookside, or Kensington.
  • Use of cellphones in school zones or passing school buses with stop signs out is prohibited by law.
  • We appreciate your help and support, and thank you in advance for recognizing the importance of ensuring the safety of every student at Fox.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Bell
Principal

 

Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal Information

Posted November 19th, 2012 by Mrs. Peacock

The portal is a website where parents and guardians can log in and view information about grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and much  more for any of their children in fourth through eighth grade in District 54.  Letters will be mailed to parents and guardians of any District 54 student in fourth through sixth grade inviting you to access the District 54 Infinite Campus Portal.  The letter will contain the Campus Portal Activation Key.

Our junior high schools began using the portal last year.  If you already have a portal login for an older student, when you log in on December 7, you will see the names of any of your students in fourth through eighth grade.  You will not need to set up another account, and therefore, will not be receiving a letter.  Letters will be mailed out on December 7.  If you are the parent of a fourth through sixth grade student in District 54, call our school office if you do not receive a letter by December 14 and you do not have a current login.

Academic Achievement Award

Posted February 9th, 2012 by Mrs. Peacock

Anne Fox was recognized for receiving the Academic Achievement Award from the Illinois State Board of Education.  The Illinois Honor Roll celebrates the accomplishments of Illinois public schools that are providing high quality education for all their students.  To receive this award, a school must meet the following criteria:

  • Made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 and 2011 as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.

Illinois State Superintendent, Chris Koch, presented the award to our school.  Our Student Council President and Vice President joined Mrs. Beaulieu, Mrs. Brantner and buidling administration to accept this award on behalf of our school.

This is the second year Anne Fox has received this award. Twelve other District 54 schools were recognized as well.  On behalf of Schaumburg School District 54 and the entire Anne Fox community, thank you to our students, staff and families for supporting our students.  It is through commitment and hard work that we receive these acknowledgements.

Cynthia S. Gordon
Principal

Academic Excellence Award!

Posted January 31st, 2011 by cgordon

Dear Anne Fox Community,

I am very excited to share that Anne Fox School is the recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education Academic Excellence Award!  

To earn an Academic Excellence Award a school must meet the following criteria:

  • Made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2009 and 2010 as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.

This is the first time Anne Fox has received this award.  It truly reflects the hard work and commitment shared by the students, parents/guardians, and staff over the past three years.   Thank you for your continued support and congratulations to the entire Anne Fox Community!