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Parent Education Night – Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00pm

John Muir Literacy Academy’s Community Happiness Committee presents a parent education night covering the topic of The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology.

Please join us to learn about the Happiness Advantage and the seven principles students are discovering at Muir School to help fuel their success and performance!

The event will take place at John Muir from 6:00 – 7:30pm.  We hope to see you here.

Principal’s Message – November 15, 2019

Muir Community,

As the weather gets cold, please remember to send your child with a warm jacket, hat, gloves and boots when appropriate. Students do go outside for recess each day and we want to ensure students are prepared. I think we can safely say that winter is here! Please read below for important information coming up in the Muir community.

Twitter

We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. Please follow me @carolyn_allar and our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.

 

PTA

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.

Falcon Flyer

 

The Power of Positivity

Last year, we rolled out to all students and the entire community our work with positive psychology. We incorporated these principles in our weekly SEL lessons as well as our daily interactions with students. This year, we continue to build upon our learning in creating long-term optimism in each and every student at Muir. Below you will find a newsletter our Happiness Committee put together to share our work with you! In addition we have our Happiness Night this Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00. All are welcome to join!

Happiness Newsletter

 

A Note From the Nurse

Your child’s health and safety is important to us. Please read the letter below from the nurse.

Nurse Letter

 

Important Dates

11/19-Happiness Night-6:00 p.m.

11/27-12/1-Thanksgiving Break-No School

12/2-MAP Testing begins

 

Carolyn Allar – Principal

Cory Burke – Assistant Principal

Superintendent’s Message – November 4, 2019

Dear District 54 Families,

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan.

Wind Chill Warning

A wind chill warning indicates that life-threatening conditions and a risk to safety exist. Measures should be taken to safeguard life and property immediately. A wind chill warning is typically issued when the wind chill will be -30 degrees Fahrenheit or colder OR the actual air temperature is -15°F.

  • Classes will be cancelled.
  • Extracurricular activities will be suspended.
  • The announcement will be made by 6:30 a.m. at the latest. District 54 often waits until the morning to cancel school, because the weather in the Chicagoland area is constantly changing. We wait to make the decision with the hope that we can have children in school.

Wind Chill Advisory

A wind chill advisory is issued when conditions do not meet the wind chill warning criteria but still cause significant inconvenience. The weather during a wind chill advisory is not life-threatening but presents conditions that may result in inconveniences or pose moderate risk to safety. A wind chill advisory is typically issued when the wind chill is -20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

  • Schools will be open. However, students will not be penalized should parents choose to keep their children home.
  • Extracurricular activities may be suspended if conditions persist. Updates will be posted on school websites and parents will receive an email if after-school activities are cancelled.
  • All field trips will be cancelled.
  • All outside activities will be suspended, including recess and outdoor physical education.

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be the meteorological source District 54 uses to determine and declare a wind chill warning or wind chill advisory. www.weather.gov.

School Closing – Sources of Information

If District 54 were to close school, we will notify families and staff using a variety of communication methods. For more information on that, visit our School Cancellations website.

Parents are asked to please not call their local school or the District 54 administrative offices for information on school closings. Switchboards must remain open for emergency purposes.

I would like to remind all of you to consider now, what kind of alternative child care arrangements need to be made for your children should our school be closed for inclement weather or other related emergencies. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings. Who would supervise your children if school was closed for the day, or if school had to close early (due to broken water pipes, power failure, accumulating snowfall, etc.)?

Most importantly, remember that you, the parent or guardian, ultimately make the decision whether to send your child to school. If you do decide to keep your child home on a day in which the weather is extremely inclement, the absence will be considered excused and your child will be given every opportunity to make up missed work. Please call your children’s schools and let them know.

Again, I would urge you to initiate a plan of action now, so that you are not placed in a position of having no emergency child care arrangements made should the time arise. In addition, please be sure to discuss these arrangements with your children so that they are aware of your plan.

​​​​​​​Sincerely,

Superintendent Andrew DuRoss

Principal’s Message – November 1, 2019

Muir Community,

I hope all of you had a nice Halloween, despite the wintery weather. Yesterday afternoon, we kicked off our Halloween celebration with a parade and then had classroom parties. The students had fun and looked great! Please see below for important information coming up in the Muir community.

 

Twitter

We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. Please follow me @carolyn_allar and our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.

 

PTA

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.

Falcon Flyer ​​​​​​​

 

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

 

Steps to Changing a Child’s Behavior – November 11

Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director and Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants, will share tips, techniques and tools to build parenting skills and positive relationships with your children. Learn ways to encourage and empower your child to independently problem-solve and feel good about themselves. Minimize power struggles and tantrums, while improving communication. You will walk away with strategies for encouraging positive behaviors and stopping the negative ones by developing both natural and logical consequences. Be the effective parent you want to be by bringing calm, joy and respect to your home. This class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). Adults only. Child Behavior Flyer

ABCs of Family Fitness – November 21

Most of us think about ABCs in terms of reading and writing. This class, guided by Melt Pilates and Yoga owner, personal trainer and yoga instructor Shannon Tampa, will focus on Abs, Biceps and Core. Support your child’s social emotional success by ensuring they stay healthy, challenged and engaged during this quality family time! This class will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (enter through Door C1). ABCs of Fitness flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 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 noviembre

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. Hay dos programas nocturnos para noviembre. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

Pasos para cambiar el comportamiento de un niño – 11 de noviembre

Greta Nielsen, LCPC, NCC, directora clínica y psicoterapeuta de Clinical Care Consultants compartirá consejos, técnicas y herramientas para desarrollar habilidades de crianza y relaciones positivas con sus hijos. Aprenda maneras de alentar y capacitar a su hijo para resolver problemas de manera independiente y sentirse bien con el mismo. Minimice las luchas de poder y las rabietas, a medida que mejora la comunicación. Saldrá con estrategias para fomentar comportamientos positivos y detener los negativos mediante el desarrollo de consecuencias lógicas y naturales. Conviértase en el padre efectivo que quiere ser trayendo calma, alegría y respeto a tu hogar. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7:30 p.m. el 11 de noviembre de 2019, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (entrar por la puerta C1). Sólo para adultos. Comportamiento del niño

ABC del estado fisico familiar – 21 de noviembre

La mayoría de nosotros pensamos en los ABC en términos de lectura y escritura. Esta clase se centrará en abdominales, biceps y torso. ¡Venga y experimente un tiempo familiar de calidad y apoye el éxito social y emocional de su hijo/a asegurándose de que se mantenga saludable, desafiado y comprometido. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7 p.m. el 21 de noviembre de 2019, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg (entrar por la puerta C1). ABC del estado fisico familiar

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.

 

Performers needed for Multicultural Event 2020

Each year the District 54 Department of Language and Culture, along with the Schaumburg Park District, presents a Multicultural Event showcasing the diversity represented by students in District 54.  They are looking for groups and individuals who are interested in performing at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7.  Applications for performances will be accepted from November 14-26.  An informational meeting will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 12 at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for those who would like to apply early. Click here to access the application. You can also apply by visiting the District 54 website or by requesting a form from our building secretaries.

Se necesitan actos para el Evento Multicultural 2020

Cada año, el Departamento de Lenguaje y Cultura, junto con el Distrito de Parques de Schaumburg, presenta un evento multicultural que muestra la diversidad representada por los estudiantes del Distrito 54. Estamos buscando estudiantes que deseen participar en un acto grupal o individual durante el evento multicultural, pautado para el Sábado 7 de marzo de 2020.  Las solicitudes para participar serán aceptadas entre el 14 al 26 de noviembre. Una reunión informativa se llevará a cabo el martes 12 de noviembre  a las 3:30 en el Centro de Administración Rafferty para aquellos ser los primeros en someter sus aplicaciones. Haga clic aquí para tener acceso a la solicitud. Usted también puede presentar una solicitud visitando el sitio web del Distrito 54 o hablando con la secretaria de la escuela de su hijo/a para solicitar el formulario.

 

Important Dates

11/11-Red, White and Blue Spirit Day

11/12-PTA Meeting @6:00 p.m.

11/27-12/1-Thanksgiving Break-No School

 

Carolyn Allar                   Cory Burke

Principal                           Assistant Principal

 

Pumpkin Decorating Night – October 28, 2019 at 6pm

Please join us for a night of music, games and pumpkin decorating starting at 6:00pm.  Please bring a pumpkin to decorate and the supplies will be provided by Muir’s PTA.  We hope to see you here.

Principal’s Message – October 21, 2019

Muir Community,

Another great week at Muir! It was so nice to see families with us last week for conferences. We always appreciate time to connect with families and celebrate the successes of your child. See below for important information in the Muir community!

Twitter

We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. Please follow me @carolyn_allar and our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.

 

Halloween

We will be celebrating Halloween on Thursday, October 31st. Below is the letter that went home with your child outlining the Halloween celebrations.

Halloween Letter ​​​​​​​

 

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

Escape Room Family Math Night – Oct. 23

Locked boxes and puzzles to solve. Unlock the fun as you put your family’s numeracy skills to the test. Can you escape these math rooms? Come for a fun and educational experience of problem solving, creative and logical thinking and collaboration. Practice important mathematical skills and language through games and puzzles. Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome. This workshop will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

Stress Management for Anxious Children – Oct. 24

When children are anxious, their parents can become anxious as well. Join Dr. McGrath, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the Center for Anxiety and OCD at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, as he talks about how to work with your anxious child so that they learn to face their fears. Learn to allow them to feel anxious without rescuing them from the experience. (Before the presentation, the PTA Council will have a short meeting to adopt its audit report and approve its budget for the year.) This workshop will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Stress Management Flyer

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de octubre

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. Hay dos programas nocturnos para octubre. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

Salón de Escape: Noche Familiar de Matemáticas – 23 de octubre

Cajas y acertijos bloqueados para resolver. Desbloquea la diversión a la vez que pone a prueba las habilidades aritméticas de su familia. ¿Podrá usted escapar estas salas de matemáticas? Venga a experimentar diversión y educación al colaborar para resolver problemas usando pensamiento creativo y lógico. Practique habilidades importantes de matemáticas y de lenguaje a través de juegos y acertijos. Padres, guardianes y estudiantes en kindergarten hasta sexto grado son bienvenidos. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 8 p.m. Miércoles 23 de octubre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Noche Familiar de Matemáticas

¡Bajo presión! Manejo del estrés para padres de niños ansiosos – 24 de octubre

Cuando los niños están ansiosos, sus padres también pueden experimentar ansiedad. Únase al Dr. McGrath, Ph.D., Director clínico del Centro para la ansiedad y el OCD en el Hospital de salud conductual Alexian Brothers, el cual hablará sobre cómo trabajar con la ansiedad de su hijo/a. Usted aprenderá a cómo ayudarle a enfrentar sus miedos y experimentar ansiedad sin tener que rescatarlos de la experiencia. (Antes de la presentación, el consejo de la PTA tendrá una breve reunión para adoptar su informe de auditoría y aprobar su presupuesto para el año escolar.) Este evento tendrá lugar de 6:30 a 8 p.m. Jueves 24 de octubre en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. ¡Bajo presión!

 

Important Dates

10/28-Pumpkin Decorating Night-6:00-8:00 p.m.

10/31-Halloween Celebrations-Parade @ 1:30

11/12-PTA Meeting @6:00 p.m.

 

Carolyn Allar                   Cory Burke

Principal                         Assistant Principal

Conference wrap-up

It was great to see so many young faces here to lead their own conference this week.

We will see you bright and early Tuesday morning because there is no school on Monday.  Enjoy the long weekend and remember to dress for the weather.

Student-led Conferences

Student-led conferences continue this morning for the families that did not conference yesterday.  We hope to see all of you here.

Our Scholastic Book Fair continues this morning in the main hallway.

Monday is a non-attendance day to observe Columbus Day.  School resumes at 8:40am on Tuesday.

Principal’s Message – October 4, 2019

Muir Community,

Another great week at Muir! Today we had an assembly with the Hoffman Estates Fire Department to discuss fire safety in recognition of Fire Prevention Month. Please ask your child what they learned today! See below for important information in the Muir community!

Twitter
We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. Please follow me @carolyn_allar and our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.

The Power of Positivity
Last year, we rolled out to all students and the entire community our work with positive psychology. We incorporated these principles in our weekly SEL lessons as well as our daily interactions with students. This year, we continue to build upon our learning in creating long-term optimism in each and every student at Muir. Below you will find a newsletter our Happiness Committee put together to share our work with you!
Happiness Newsletter

PTA
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.
Falcon Flyer

Important Dates
10/10-Conferences-1/2 Day-Dismissal @11:40
10/11-Conferences-No School
10/14-Columbus Day-No School
10/15-PTA Meeting @6:00 p.m.

Carolyn Allar – Principal
Cory Burke – Assistant Principal

Picture Day – Online Ordering Open Until Friday

Muir students had their picture taken on Wednesday, September 25.  Orders will still be accepted online up to 48 hours after picture day at mylifetouch.com.