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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.

Focus for November – Social Investments

November is often a month that allows us to spend time with the people in our lives that mean the most to us.  Through our work with Shawn Achor, we have learned investing time in the people around us has lasting, positive effects. It can literally add years to your life!  Researchers have found the most successful people respond to adversity by turning to their social networks, hence becoming more productive, engaged, energetic and resilient.  This month, we are going to work on continuing to build our relationships with the people around us to help strengthen our social networks. Within the next week, students will be bringing home a social investment calendar for the month of November. Again, this calendar will have weekly activities for you to use with your children. For additional information, please refer to page 72 in your Orange Frog Family Reading Guide.

Family Yoga Night

This coming Wednesday, we will be hosting our very first Family Yoga Night. Tribalance Yoga has volunteered to be in the Aldrin gym from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. to lead out the family session on mindfulness and meditation.   If you have not had an opportunity to sign up yet, please RSVP on line at https://tinyurl.com/aldrinyoga or call the Aldrin office at 847-357-5400. Simply share your family name as well as the number of family members who will be attending.  Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat.

Aldrin Family Fun Night at Noodles and Co

Let’s have Oodles of Fun at Noodles. Save the Date, Wednesday October 23rd 4pm to 8pm Noodles and Co. 2610 W. Schaumburg Road. 25% of sales goes back to the students at Aldrin.

Halloween

On Thursday, October 31st, we will be celebrating Halloween with our students complete with our annual costume parade. The children will be able to change into their costumes at school right before the 1:30 parade.  We do plan to parade outside the building and we love to have our families on the route.  If you plan on watching the parade, please plan to stand in the parking lot in front of the school or off on the sides of the building.  The parade will go down the main sidewalk so you will be able to get a great look at all of the wonderful disguises.  Also, please send your child to school with an extra snack on Halloween.  The children will have an opportunity to eat it during the celebration.  Keep in mind the children will need to be able to put on their own costumes at school.  Having something easy to slip over their clothes helps a great deal. We also want to remind all of our families that no look alike weapons of any kind should be sent to school.  If your child’s costume came with a weapon, please keep it at home for your trick or treating time. Finally, we want to thank all the PTA parents who have been busy planning the activities for the event.  We know the afternoon will be loads of fun, and we could not do it without our PTA volunteers. Only parents on the volunteer list will be able to come into the building to support the parties.

Reflections

We are very excited about the projects we are beginning to see for the PTA Reflections program. This program is a fantastic way for our students to get involved in the arts.  As the flyer mentioned, this year’s theme is “Look Within”.  If you need additional information, please have your child get the guidelines and application from Mrs. Hunt All projects are due on or before October 25th.  

SEL Survey for Parents of 3rd through 6th Graders

As a school, we set goals at the beginning of every school year. One of our goals specifically focuses on the wellness of the Whole Child. By focusing on our students’ social emotional health, we help prepare them for the challenges, academic and other, that they might experience.

To help us better know our students, we have an electronic survey we are using this year. Teachers and students have already taken the survey. Recently, I sent an email to all parents of 3rd through 6th graders asking them to complete the social emotional survey for their child(ren). Our teachers followed up with the parents who still needed to complete the survey during conferences. Our goal is to have 100% of the parents of students in grade 3 through 6 take the survey. We hope you will be able to take a moment to complete this survey.  Your perspective is essential to fully understanding your child. If you have additional questions prior to the survey closing on November 8th, please do not hesitate to contact the Aldrin office.

News from the Nurse

This is a reminder to periodically examine your child’s head for lice. It is especially important to look behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, for crawling lice and nits.  While the transmission of lice in school is not likely, it is good to get in the habit of checking your child’s head regularly. Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have questions about how to make this practice part of your routine at home. 

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!​​​​​​​

Hopping into Happiness at Aldrin School

Within the last 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 once again 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. You will be receiving a gratitude calendar early next week that will give you great ideas for how you can bring this to life with your family at home. You can also refer to pages 78 and 79 in your Orange Frog Family Reading Guide.  Please be sure to look in your child’s backpack on Monday and Tuesday to ensure you can utilize the calendar at home.