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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 maryjomorley@nullsd54.org. If you need additional information, please contact Emily Kulacz at emilykulacz@nullsd54.org.

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.

5 Essentials Survey

You still have time to complete the State of Illinois’ 5-essential survey.  Your feedback is very important and it will guide us as we strive to continuously improve.  The parent survey will be available until February 14, 2020 at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

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 spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

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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 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.

FROM THE NURSE

Causes for sore throats include viruses, bacteria and allergens. Viruses are the most frequent cause. Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by A Streptococcus bacteria.

  • Symptoms
    * Sore throat
    * Fever that begins suddenly
    * Red throat, sometimes with white patches
    * Tender, swollen glands in neck
    * Vomiting
  • Diagnosis
    * Throat culture performed by medical professional
    * Rapid strep test is quicker but is not as reliable
  • Transmission
    * Spread by person-to-person contact
    * Spread indirectly through articles soiled with nasal secretions or saliva
    * Symptoms begin 1-3 days after exposure to illness
  • Treatment
    * Antibiotics are prescribed and taken as directed by physician
    * Student should remain home from school for 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotics
    * Student should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication)
    * Follow the course of treatment to prevent complications such as rheumatic fever

If your child develops symptoms similar to those of strep infection, please contact your physician. Inform the school nurse of a confirmed case. Remember that good hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

Causas del dolor de garganta incluyen virus, bacterias y alérgenos. Los virus son la causa más frecuente. La faringitis estreptocócica es una infección bacteriana causada por la bacteria A estreptocócica.

  • Síntomas
    • Dolor de garganta
    • Fiebre que comienza repentinamente
    • Garganta roja, algunas veces con manchas blancas
    • Las glándulas del cuello se ponen suaves e inflamadas
    • Vómitos
  • Diagnóstico
    • Mediante un cultivo de la garganta realizado por un doctor
    • Una prueba rápida de estreptococo es más rápida pero no es tan confiable
  • Causas  
    • Transmitida por contacto de persona a persona
    • Transmitida indirectamente a través de objetos contaminados con secreción nasal o saliva
    • Los síntomas comienzan 1-3 días después de haber estado expuesto a la enfermedad
  • Tratamiento
    • Los antibióticos prescritos por el doctor deben ser tomados tal como él lo indique
    • El estudiante debe permanecer en casa de 24-48 horas después de comenzar con los antibióticos
    • Los estudiantes deben permanecer en casa hasta que estén libres de fiebre durante 24 horas (sin medicamentos para reducir la fiebre)
    • Seguir el curso del tratamiento para evitar complicaciones como fiebre reumática

Si su hijo/a desarrolla síntomas similares a los de la infección por estreptococo(faringitis), por favor contacte a su doctor. Informe a la enfermera de la escuela de un caso confirmado. Recuerde que lavarse bien las manos es una de las mejores maneras para prevenir la transmisión de enfermedades contagiosas.

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

Chipotle Fundraiser Dec.18

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Aldrin Elementary PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 2558 W. Schaumburg Rd in Schaumburg on Wednesday, December 18th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Aldrin Elementary PTA.

Download the flyer here – chipotle_0ct 2019

Download the flyer in Spanish – chipotle_oct 2019 spanish-flyer

Holiday cheer! 

The holiday season is upon us and the giving snowman committee will be selling some fun holiday swag for us to get into the holiday spirit. They will be selling during both lunch periods in the Kindergarten hallway on Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd.

Come one, come all! Happy Holidays!

MAP Testing

The next round of MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) will begin this Monday and continue through December 6. As you know, the information we gain from this testing allows our staff to make plans for the next portion of the year.  Please be sure your child gets plenty of sleep and a good healthy breakfast/lunch.  Research has proven, this allows students to focus better.  Your child’s teacher will be able to let you know specific dates of testing.

Winter Weather and Drop-Off Information

As we all know, the snow and cold weather is upon us.  With that said, please be sure that your children dress for the weather.  As long as the wind chill is above 0, we do spend time outside each day.  Coats, mittens/gloves, boots and hat/hood are necessary for children to enjoy time playing in the snow.  If you are having a hard time getting these items, please reach out to one of our social workers to see how we can support you.  Snow is fun for all, and we want all children to be able to participate. Please see the link for information about our SD54 Weather Response Plan.  https://sd54.org/resources/district-54-cold-weather-response-plan/.

Also, if you utilize the drop off zone when snow is on the ground, please note our staff will have you pull up in front of the entrance to the lot. This will allow two cars to unload children in an area that has been cleared of snow and ice.  Also, it is imperative the children exit the vehicle on the sidewalk side of the car.  Boxwood Drive is very busy in the morning and it is dangerous to have children exit the car into Boxwood Drive.