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Principal’s Message January 17, 2020










Learning is a priority in Room 105 but we sure have fun doing it!

Dear Anne Fox Community,
Please see below on information regarding upcoming kindergarten registration as well as upcoming program offerings.

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
The Cool Tool for the month of January is Self-Control. This Cool Tool focuses on being in control of our own actions. We will be working on controlling our mind and body so we can be ready to learn. When we use self-control we are helping our friends be ready to learn too!

Jet’s Pizza – February Order Form
Our February Jet’s Pizza order form was sent home this week – look for the bright neon green order form!  Please complete one form per student and return by January 31, 2020.   Thank you for supporting our PBIS recognition programs. Jets Pizza February Order Form.pdf

PTA February Hot Lunch
The February PTA Hot Lunch order form was sent home this week with each student.  To order, please complete the order form and submit with payment by Friday, January 24, 2020. February 2020 Hot Lunch Form.pdf

Reproductive System Information for Parents
We would like to invite you to attend an informational meeting regarding the Your Reproductive System (Sex Education) program for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students.  This will be an opportunity for parents to preview the materials presented to the students at the intermediate grade levels.  The presentations are scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – all sessions will be held at the Rafferty Administration Center, in the Professional Learning Center (522 E. Schaumburg Rd., IL 60194).  Dates for the grade level specific presentations are outlined below:

Fourth Grade – Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Fifth Grade – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Sixth Grade – Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Your Reproductive System unit for students will be taught through your child’s elementary school during the health unit.

If you have any questions regarding the location or dates and times of the presentations please contact the Department of Student Learning at 847/357-5031.

Nos gustaría invitarle a participar en una reunión informativa sobre el programa de educación sexual titulado Tu Sistema Reproductivo (Your Reproductive System) para los estudiantes de cuarto, quinto y sexto grado.  Esta será una oportunidad para que los padres puedan dar una vista previa a los materiales que son presentados a los estudiantes en los niveles de grado intermedio.  Las presentaciones están programadas para comenzar a las 6:00 PM y culminar a 7:00 PM.   Todas las presentaciones se realizan en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Centro de Administración de Rafferty ubicado en: 522 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194.   Las fechas de las presentaciones específicas para cada grado se indican a continuación:

Cuarto grado – martes 21 de enero de 2020
Quinto Grado – miércoles 22 de enero de 2020
Sexto grado – jueves 23 de enero de 2020

La unidad del sistema reproductivo del programa de educación sexual se enseñará los estudiantes en la escuela primaria de su hijo/a durante la unidad de salud.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a la ubicación o las fechas y horas de las presentaciones por favor póngase en contacto con el Departamento de Aprendizaje Estudiantil al (847) 357 – 5031

Kindergarten Registration
District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Fox School.

If your child is currently enrolled at the District 54 Early Learning Center and will be going to kindergarten next year, you do not need to register your child at this time. District 54 offers a free full-day kindergarten program at all of our elementary schools, although options are available for students to attend a half-day program.

A child whose fifth birthday falls on or before Sept. 1, 2020 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten in 2020.

To expedite the registration process, families are encouraged to register online prior to Feb. 5.  If you have a student currently enrolled in District 54, you can register through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  If you do not have your login, please contact your child’s school.

Families new to District 54 can register through our Online Registration link.   In either case, parents or guardians will still need to visit their school to present the documentation listed below and sign documents to complete the registration.

For more information on registration, please visit the District 54 website here.

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. SMILE Dental Form (004).pdf

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.

Parent Survey
Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. Note: the survey will time out and you will need to start over if you don’t finish in one sitting. If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. Be aware that there are often schools with the same or similar names in the state of Illinois.

The state is not providing hard copies of this survey. If you do not have access to a computer, you can visit the Schaumburg Township District Library or call your child’s school and we will let you use a computer at the school to take the survey.

The survey is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. If at least 20 percent of parents at a school complete the survey, a supplemental parent report will be generated and shared with schools. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our schools.

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).

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.

District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan
Please see the link for information about our District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.


Dates to Remember

  • 1/20: MLK -No school
  • 1/29 Half Day for Teacher In-service- Student dismissal at 11:40 AM
  • 2/7 Valentine’s Day Dance in Gym 5:30-7:30
  • 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 great weekend,

Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan