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Principal’s Message February 28, 2020

 

Dear Fox Families,
As a friendly reminder, when we return from spring break, please be aware that Drop & Go is over. Starting Monday, March 30th, the parking lot will be closed each morning between 8:20 and 8:40. Please make the proper arrangements so students are ready to enter the building at 8:25.

Dates to Remember

  • 3/7 D54 Multicultural Event at CRC from 11:30-2:30
  • 3/8 Daylight Savings
  • 3/17 No School-Election Day
  • 3/23-3/27 No School-Spring Break

Have a great weekend,

Colette Bell & Priscilla Buchanan

 

New this week…

Sock-A-Thon
As part of our March Happiness Month students & staff at Anne Fox will be collecting new socks to donate to the District 54 Community Closet. Students are encouraged to bring a pair of new socks to donate, as well as wear crazy socks on March 12th. The classroom that donates the most socks will receive a prize. Sock-A-Thon Flyer.pdf ​​​​​​​

Hanover Park’s Health & Resource Fair
Mayor Craig’s Kids at Hope Coalition is sponsoring the Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, April 25th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Park District. This is an important event designed to help our residents learn about the services available to them in our community.  K@H Flyer 2020.pdf

PTA Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Scholarship Camps
As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships to summer programs and camps for students in District 54 currently in Kindergarten through Seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.

**Please note the parent/guardian must be a PTA member at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship.  You must be a PTA member by March 1, 2020.** Not currently a member of PTA? Complete the PTA Registration form by March 1st.  Don’t miss out!!!

Applications for these scholarships are due to the Fox Main Office by March 20th at 3pm. All applications should be placed in an envelope marked STC PTA Elementary Scholarship Application. Parents are responsible for registering their child for the camp. Applications can be found on the following website: pta.sd54.org/resources/elementary-scholarship/.  Copies of the application will also be available in the Fox office. If you have any questions, please contact Erika Prouza at erikap226@nullgmail.com or 630-709-3144.

Note from the Nurse
Cold and flu season is upon us.  To prevent widespread illness in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms.  To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

Consider keeping your child at home for a day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds (Sing the alphabet song)
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose with a paper tissue when sneezing or coughing, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free”, without medicine, for a minimum of 24 hours.  Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether to bring to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

Each school’s custodians disinfect surfaces, doorknobs, and banisters on a daily basis. We are also ensuring that there is soap and hand sanitizer in all dispensers and encouraging everyone to remind students about the importance of hand washing.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Remember your school nurse is there to help contact with any questions.

 

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. Please note that child care is always available.

Increasing Happiness in a Busy World – March 12
We all strive for happiness, but in our busy everyday lives it can be easy to forget to be happy. Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life. Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology from some of our very own District 54 Junior High Student Ambassadors and walk away with simple tactics to increase your happiness. Experience the happiness advantage through fun and interactive activities the whole family can enjoy. Families including students in kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Rd. (Door C1) in Schaumburg. March 12 Happiness flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de marzo
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.

Incrementando la felicidad en un mundo ocupado – 12 de marzo
Todos luchamos por la felicidad, pero en nuestra vida cotidiana y ocupada puede ser fácil olvidarse de ser feliz. La felicidad no es algo que te sucede, sino una elección que puedes hacer para llevar una vida más plena y enriquecedora. Las investigaciones demuestran que elegir la felicidad tiene una ventaja más allá de simplemente sentirse bien. Venga a escuchar a nuestros Estudiantes Embajadores de Secundaria del Distrito 54, para que conozca sobre los beneficios de la psicología positiva y salga con tácticas simples para aumentar su felicidad. Experimente la felicidad como ventaja a través de actividades divertidas e interactivas que toda la familia puede disfrutar. Pueden asistir familias con estudiantes de educación temprana hasta octavo grado. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7 p.m. el 12 de marzo de 2020, en el Centro de Aprendizaje del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (Puerta C1).  La felicidad

Regístrese visitando https://goo.gl/TB49x7. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o spu@nullsd54.org. 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 Education Foundation – 23rd Annual Golf Outing

Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 23rd annual golf outing on Monday, June 8 and make a difference in the lives of District 54 students!

The golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs, and grants for students from financially struggling households.

Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

This is an amazing opportunity to be a champion for District 54 students, so if you work for a business or corporation looking to make a difference locally – or you know someone who does – please share this information! Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing for details or to register as a sponsor or golfer.

 

Fundación Educativa del Distrito 54 – Evento Anual de Golf

¡Únase a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 para nuestro 23ª Evento Anual de Golf el lunes 8 de junio y haga una diferencia en las vidas de los estudiantes del Distrito 54!

Esta actividad es el evento de recaudación de fondos más grande de la Fundación y se llevara a cabo en las facilidades del Schaumburg Golf Club. Todos los ingresos respaldaran los programas de desayuno del Distrito 54, los programas STEM y las becas para estudiantes de hogares con dificultades financieras.

Por favor, considere apoyar a los niños del Distrito 54 al convertirse en un patrocinador del evento o jugando golf. También estamos buscando artículos para nuestra subasta silenciosa, así como también tarjetas de regalo de empresas locales para otorgar como premios.

Esta es una oportunidad fantástica para convertirse en un Campeón para los estudiantes del Distrito 54, así que, si trabajas para un negocio o corporación que busca hacer una diferencia localmente, o conoces a alguien que desea hacer la diferencia en nuestra comunidad, ¡comparte esta información! Visite https://d54foundation.org/golf-outing/ para donar, convertirse en patrocinador, registrarse o para obtener más información.

 

Friendly reminders…

Easter Fundraiser with World’s Finest
Fox School is partnering with World’s Finest for an Easter Chocolate Fundraiser!  Enjoy a variety of items including their famous premium California almonds covered in milk or dark chocolate, cashew & pecan clusters, mint meltaways, a solid milk chocolate Easter bunny and more!  All items are just $8 or less.   Full details can be found on the attached flyer and hard copies were sent home this week. Fox WF Chocolates.pdf

March Jet’s Pizza
Due to Spring Break at the end of March, the office only hold one Jet’s Pizza Day on March 11th.  Thank you for your support!  Fox March Jets Pizza Order Form.pdf

D54 X Annual Spanish Speech Contest
Applications for MacArthur School’s annual Spanish Language Speech Contest are now available. Link to Contest Application. Please reach out to Mrs. Nicotra if you are interested. marthanicotra@nullsd54.org

D54 Play Group for Youngsters Ages 0-5
Schaumburg School District 54 Community Resource Center will be hosting play groups for D54 families with children ages 0-5 years. Please join them for a bilingual PLAY GROUP on Thursdays: March 5, April 2 and May 7th from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Hanover Park Branch Library. This event is FREE!Library PLay Group Flier.pdf