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Hopping into Happiness at Aldrin School!

At the beginning of the school year, all Aldrin families received a copy of The Orange Frog Family Reading Guide which is a parable based on the foundations of the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.  This year we will be bringing The Happiness Advantage principles to life at Aldrin school.

Each month, we will be focusing in on a different happiness principle.  October will be gratitude month! Focusing our attention on things we are grateful for has numerous positive benefits.  We just need to take time to do so. On Monday, you will be receiving a gratitude calendar that will give you great ideas for how you can practice this principle with your family at home. You can also refer to pages 78 and 79 in your Orange Frog Family Reading Guide.

Student/Parent/Teacher Goal Setting Conferences

Just a reminder, this Thursday and Friday we will be hosting our annual goal setting conferences.  Please come to Aldrin with your child at the time designated on your conference slip. We are looking forward to working together to support your child as he/she works toward achieving his/her individual goals.  If you have questions about your child’s conference time, please call the office at 847-357-5400.

PTA Announcements

During conferences, you will be able to attend the PTA fall bookfair.  Please be sure to open the Announcer by clicking HERE to find out the details including how you can order on-line. Also, we are always looking for ways to support our PTA.  They do so much for all of our students including paying for assemblies and agenda planners. The first way to support is to simply join the PTA.  Please know, we do not have any expectation that you volunteer at any PTA events, we just are looking for members to show support. Click HERE to access the membership form.

MAP Reports

On Thursday, October 4,  you will receive an email containing your child’s most recent MAP testing results. Please be sure to review this prior to attending your child’s conference. Our staff is looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s academic and social emotional progress thus far.

PARCC Reports

Last spring, all of our third through sixth grade students took the state assessment called PARCC.  We are excited to announce our students continue to show great growth in reading and math as measured by this assessment. If your child took the assessment last year at Aldrin, you will receive the results on Monday via your child’s backpack.  As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Parents – Oct. 9

As you know, District 54 is committed to ensuring the academic success and social-emotional well-being of all students. This fall we introduced a new social-emotional learning curriculum at all grade levels focused on the belief that each child deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged.

We value our relationships with our students’ parents as we work together to support the children in this community. Therefore, District 54 will host a presentation for parents and other adults in our community about the negative effects of bullying and what we can do as a community to create a culture of kindness and respect.

Humanity Rising is partnering with Kirk Smalley of Stand for the Silent to deliver this powerful message in October, National Bullying Prevention Month. Mr. Smalley will talk about how his own son committed suicide after being bullied.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at our Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Click here to access the flyer for the event.

We hope you will make plans to join us. And please reach out to us if there is ever anything we can do to better support your child.

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.

  • How to Raise Resilient Children – October 11
    How to Raise Resilient Children Flyer
     Jacqueline Rhew, the co-author of Successful Parenting, will talk about creating a custom plan for raising independent children into adulthood, with strategies for increasing motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement. This presentation is intended for adults only and is presented in cooperation with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs . This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018, in the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, 2nd floor, Schaumburg.
  • Math Night: Escape Room – October 24
    Math Night Flyer
     Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

News from the Aldrin PTA

Every other week, the Aldrin PTA publishes the Aldrin Announcer.  This publication is one way to keep you informed with upcoming events and ways to become involved.  We do link it to the Aldrin Webpage so you can look back at past editions.  Please click HERE for the first issue of the Announcer. We are still working to provide you with links to the yearbook order form as well as PTA membership forms.  When this becomes available, we will let you know how to retrieve it from the Aldrin Website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram

We are excited to announce you can now find us quickly on your electronic devices.  Simply check out Twitter @eaglesaldrin and Instagram @aldrinonboxwood.  We look forward to sharing the many PEAK moments of the year.

Meeting the Needs of All Children

A a school, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child, including the social-emotional needs of every student.  Our teachers know your child by name and by need and we work hard to build relationships and understand all of our learners.  To better ensure we support every student, this year we will be using a universal screener to help us ensure we have identified every student who may need additional social-emotional support. 

The universal screener is a series of questions that staff members complete for the students they support. Students do not participate in the screener or receive direct feedback about the results. If your child has elevated risk factors identified through this screener, we would contact you directly to discuss how we can work together to intervene and support your student.  This is simply one additional way for our staff make sure we are helping every student be successful.  If you have any questions about the screener, please feel free to contact me.