Principal’s Message – August 23, 2019
What a great first week had with students. We were so excited to see everyone after summer and meet some new friends too! Please see below for important information coming up in the Muir community.
We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. The following staff members have Twitter pages. Please follow our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.
Cory Burke-Assistant Principal-@cory_burke4
Sabrina Chhabra-Kindergarten Teacher-@MrsChhabraMuir
Laura Malewig-Kindergarten Teacher-@MMalewig
Anne Salinas-1st Grade Teacher-@MrsSalinas54
Steve Loredo-2nd Grade Teacher-@loredo-mr
Janet Pisterzi-2nd Grade Teacher-@JanetPisterzi
Anthony Laudando-2nd Grade Teacher-@laudando54
Jennifer Sword-3rd Grade Teacher-@MrsSword54Muir
Jody McGuire-3rd Grade Teacher-@MsMcGuireMuir54
Brynn Kathrein-4th Grade Teacher-@MsKathrein
Erin Demars-4th Grade Teacher-@DemarsErin
Traci Reiner-5th Grade Teacher-@MsReinerMuir
Julia Bolotin-5th Grade Teacher-@BolotinJulia
Emilio Saraga-5th Grade Teacher-@Mr_Saraga
Magali Williams-6th Grade Teacher-@williamsmuir54
Jennifer Siemieniec-6th Grade Teacher-@JenniferSiemie1
Wendi McClellan-Math Teacher-@MrsMcClellan54
Karen Starke-Intervention Teacher-@StarkeKaren
Dawn Czajka-Intervention Teacher-@DawnCzajka
Valerie Chang-Intervention Teacher-@MrsChang54
Marisa Schenke-Intervention Teacher-@MarisaSchenke
Celeste Foley-Intervention Teacher-@celestefoley21
Kristin Tzanetopoulos-EL Teacher-@MrsTzan54
Alexie Barba-EL Teacher-@alexiebarba
Amy Syed-Speech and Language Pathologist-@AmySyed2
Colleen Heffernan-Social Worker-@JohnMuirSW
Caitlin Gallagher-Behavior Coach-@MsJohansen54
Janel Lacey-Behavior Coach-@mrslaceysd54
Laura Schramuk-Art Teacher-@MuirART54
Todd Doerpinghaus-Library Resource Teacher-@TDoerpinghaus
Cynthia Christian-Paraprofessional/Breakfast Club Sponsor-@MsCynthia54
We will begin MAP testing on Monday, August 26th. All grades will take the MAP literacy test next week with math beginning the week of September 3rd. This is a great way for our staff to get baseline data for each student.
Arrival and Dismissal
Due to the large number of students who walk to and from school each day, we close our parking lot to cars. The parking lot closes each day at 8:20 and reopens at 8:40. In the afternoon, it closes at 2:50 and reopens at 3:10, or until all busses are gone. During those times, we limit cars moving in order to maintain safety. Also, due to the large number of students dismissing at once, we ask that older siblings picking up students for grades 3-6 wait at the gate of the entrance to the parking lot.
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.
Thank you for those who have already joined our PTA! They sponsor several activities within the school and support the students in many ways. Please consider joining! Below is the PTA newsletter.
Support the Foundation at Septemberfest
The District 54 Education Foundation is raising funds for District 54 students over Labor Day weekend at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Summit is located between Roselle and Plum Grove roads. The Foundation is also participating in Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, Sept. 2, at Septemberfest. Purchase food from our partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante, and the profits will support District 54 students.
The Foundation is committed to ensuring that all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn, and grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities.
For more about the Foundation, visit www.d54foundation.org.
Apoye a la Fundación durante el festival de septiembre ‘Septemberfest’
La Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 está recaudando fondos para los estudiantes del Distrito 54 durante el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo en el Festival de Septiembre “Septemberfest” de Schaumburg. Usted puede apoyar a la Fundación estacionando su auto los sábados y domingos, 31 de agosto y 1 de septiembre por solo $ 5 en la escuela Collins, ubicada en el 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg. La calle Summit está ubicada entre Roselle y Plum Grove. La Fundación también está participando en un Día “sin fines de lucro” el lunes, 2 de septiembre, durante el “Septemberfest”. Si usted compra ese día una comida de nuestro socio, Riccardo’s Ristorante, las ganancias apoyarán a los estudiantes del Distrito 54.
La Fundación se compromete a asegurar que todos los estudiantes del Distrito 54 tengan las mismas oportunidades financiando programas de desayunos para estudiantes de familias con dificultades financieras para asegurarse de que comienzan su día listos para aprender, y becas a estudiantes de familias con dificultades financieras para que puedan participar en actividades extracurriculares.
Para más información sobre la Fundación, visite la página web www.d54foundation.org.
8/26-First Day of School for Kindergarten
8/26-MAP Testing begins
9/2-Labor Day-No School
9/10-PTA Meeting @6:00 p.m.
Carolyn Allar Cory Burke
Principal Assistant Principal