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Principal’s Message August 23, 2019

Hello Anne Fox Community,

We have had a wonderful start to the school year here at Fox.  We love the fresh energy and excitement that a new school year brings.  Thanks for helping your child get into a good routine this week, as we know how important it is to have a balanced schedule.

We are looking forward to welcoming our kindergarten students on their first day of school this coming Monday, August 26.  All kindergarteners will line up on the black top with their teacher prior to entering the school.  Arrival times is at 8:25, with the tardy bell ringing at 8:40AM.  Similar to every Monday, students will be dismissed at 3:00PM.

 

Welcome Anne Fox Kindergarteners!

Kindergarten parents,  please join the PTA in the library for a few minutes after drop off on the 1st day of Kindergarten for a “BooHoo/Yahoo”  breakfast.  We will have donuts and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the Fox PTA, volunteering during the school year and the various activities the PTA Sponsors during the school year.  We will also have volunteer sign up sheets and membership sign up.  Membership is $6 and includes a Fox School Calendar and car decal.  We hope to see you there!

 

Crisis Plan Information

As a school we practice a variety of emergency drills with our students.  Please read the District letter regarding these practices.

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – English

 

Crisis Plan and Drill Parent Letter – Spanish

Attendance

Remember to call our attendance line at 630-736-3500 by 9:00am each day your student will be absent.  Be sure to include your child’s name, teacher, classroom number, and reason for the absence.  Students who are not called in absent will be marked as unexcused.  Please make every effort to schedule vacations and medical appointments around the school calendar.

Fees Reminder

You can pay your students fees through your parent portal account.  This includes your $50 consumable fee, optional instructional device insurance (grades 3-8 only), and milk.

 

If you believe your student will qualify for the Free Lunch Program and therefore will qualify for a fee waiver, do not pay the consumable material fee at this time. Applications for the Free Lunch Program are available online and in the school office.

 

The consumable fee will increase by $15 if payment is not received by November 15th, $25 if not received by February 1st, and $35 if not received by April 1st.

 

If you would like to purchase instructional device insurance but do not have the option to do so through your portal, please contact our school office for assistance.  Instructional device insurance must be purchased before the date of device issuance.

 

Run to Read 

District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Friday August 30. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread.

 

Schaumburg Parent University-September 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 September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.

 

Understanding College and How to Plan Early: 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12

Learn how planning early can help you maximize your options for college. Harper College representatives will discuss the various types of colleges and degrees, how to make college affordable and what a college education will mean for your child. Presentation in English and Spanish. Adults only.

 

Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication:  5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30

This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.

 

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de septiembre

La idea de la Universidad para Padres está diseñada para involucrar más a los padres en la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. Hay dos programas nocturnos para septiembre. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible y los intérpretes están disponibles, pero deberá solicitarlo de antemano.

Cómo Entender y Planificar con Tiempo para a Universidad– 12 de septiembre 6–7:30 p.m.

Aprenda cómo planificar con suficiente tiempo para maximizar sus opciones sobre la universidad. Harper College discutirán los diversos tipos de universidades y programas para adquirir títulos, cómo planificar temprano, cómo hacer que la Universidad sea accesible y qué significa que su hijo tenga acceso a educación universitaria. Sólo para adultos.

 

Fomentando la comunicación saludable y productiva entre padres e hijos – 30 de septiembre 5:30–7 p.m.

Este seminario interactivo, dirigido por el Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, psicólogo clínico del Centro de Psicología de Schaumburg, enseñará a los padres y a los niños / adolescentes estrategias efectivas de comunicación entre padres e hijos. Están bienvenidos en edades 10-17 con sus padres.

 

Estos eventos se llevarán a cabo en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, ubicado en el 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org.

Dates to Remember

8/26   First Day of School for kindergarten
8/26   Fall MAP testing begins
9/2     No School – Labor Day
9/11   First PTA Meeting, 7:00pm, join us in the staff lounge!
9/18   Half Day Inservice – 11:40am dismissal
9/22   District 54 Run to Read – sign up here!

Have a great weekend!

Colette Bell and Priscilla Buchanan