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Principal’s Message January 10, 2020










STEM is a time for Anne Fox students to be creative, collaborative,
use their critical thinking skills as well as have some fun too.


Dear Anne Fox Community,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful winter break. Since we have returned students have been working hard on getting back into the routine of school. As we visited classrooms this week, students were engaged in setting goals for 2020 and jumping right back into learning. Below are a few updates from our school and district.


PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of December is Commit to Your Goals. This Cool Tool focuses on working toward all our goals at school! We will be working on encouraging everyone to “Stick with it!” and to “Never give up!” even when things get challenging.


The Dentist Is Coming!
Once again we are pleased to have Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists return to Fox School February 24, 2020.

The Mobile Dentists’ team will set up a mini-dental office in our building and will provide exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealants as indicated.

Mobile Dentists provides grants to families who require full financial assistance and subsidizes fees for those who need financial aid.  No child is ever turned away by Mobile Dentists/Smile Programs because of financial need.

You can learn more about Mobile Dentists/Smile Programs by going to its website:

If interested in this service, please complete the attached application and return to the Health Office by January 31, 2020.

Parents of Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade students: please note that by May 2020 you must show proof that your child has seen the dentist within the past 18 months.  This is a requirement for all children in the State of Illinois. If the Smile Illinois dentist examines your child, you have fulfilled this obligation.

Please call Teresa Roy, Fox Nurse at 630 736-3551 if you have any questions.  Remember to complete all sections and sign the dental form before sending it to the nurse.


American Sign Language (ASL) Classes for Parents
District 54’s Deaf Education teacher is offering free sign language classes for parents within District 54 that are interested in learning! The six-week course will be held at Blackwell Elementary from 6:00-7:30PM on Thursdays (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13). There are no prerequisites to join and childcare will be offered for those who need it. If you would like to sign up, please contact Mary Jo Morley at 847-357-5123 or If you need additional information, please contact Emily Kulacz at


District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan
Now that we are starting to see a change in our weather, please see the link for information about our District 54 Severe Weather Response plan.


Schaumburg Parent University – January 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. Please note that child care is always available.

Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30

According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. This presentation will help parents learn more about the dangers of vaping/e-cigarettes and how to detect if your children are using them. Our presenters will also discuss how to talk to your children about drug use and how to help them quit these addictive products. For parents and their children (ages preteen and older). Presented in English and Spanish by the Elk Grove Village Police Dept. and Kenneth Young Center. This event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Door C1). Vaping flyer


To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.




La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de enero

La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in 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. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

“Vaping” Nuevas tendencias e impacto en nuestra juventud – 30 de enero

Según la Asociación Americana de Pulmones, más de 3.6 millones de estudiantes de en escuelas  secundarias y preparatorias en Estados Unidos  reportaron haber usado cigarrillos electrónicos en los últimos 30 días. Esta presentación ayudará a los padres a aprender más sobre los peligros de los cigarrillos electrónicos (”vaping”) y cómo detectar si sus hijos los están usando. Nuestros presentadores también discutirán cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre el uso de drogas y cómo ayudarlos a dejar estos productos adictivos. Este evento es para los padres y sus hijos (de edad preadolescentes en adelante). Sera presentado en inglés y español por el Departamento de Policía de Elk Grove Village y el Centro Kenneth Young. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. el 30 de enero de 2020, en el Centro de Aprendizaje del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Puerta C1). “Vaping”

Regístrese visitando Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse.


Dates to Remember    

1/20: MLK -No school
1/29 Half Day for Teacher In-service- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
2/13 Conferences- Half day- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
2/14 Conferences- No school for students
2/17 President’s Day- No school


Have a wonderful weekend,

Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan