We hope everyone has been enjoying the warmer weather and the sun this past week! It makes the fact that winter is quickly approaching a bit easier. Speaking of winter, let us start the holiday season with a school wide spirit week. We are excited to have this optional spirit week for staff and students to participate in.
To add to the fun, our music teacher Ms. Richardson is having a holiday story and sing-along event. You don’t want to miss this night activity. Simply click on the link below on December 17 at 6:30.
Finally to kick off the holiday season the staff has prepared holiday fun activities for their classes to do Friday, December 18 in the afternoon. Your children will have a blast before they leave us for winter break. Be sure to ask them about the fun.
The Lakeview Food Pantry is open and ready to serve ALL families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at school. Please click on this link to place your order online. If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6600.
New D54 Wellness Website
The year 2020 has been a difficult time for so many people. Throughout this year one thing that hasn’t changed is District 54’s commitment to the well-being of our community. This week we are launching a new online District 54 Wellness Space. This website includes videos, resources and links to valuable activities for students, for families and for staff. For example, the student pages include energizing videos and calming videos, read-alouds of books about feelings, and links to help children manage their emotions. The pages for adults include mental health webinars, COVID-related resources and links to support provided by District 54. We hope you will take the time to explore this self-care website and engage with the resources that best support your needs.
Optimistic Household Series: Module 5 Release
Your mindset plays a critical role in how you cope with life’s challenges. A growth mindset can contribute to greater achievement, increased effort and greater resilience. Parents can also take steps to ensure that their children develop growth mindsets. The fifth Optimistic Household module, Uncovering Possibilities with a Growth Mindset, is now available for you to access with your family here: Optimistic Household homepage. You can also view the first four modules. Don’t forget to share your family’s experiences with us on social media with #OptimisticHousehold and #54Happiness or by sending photos and videos to [email protected].
Schaumburg Parent University: Optimistic Household Virtual Discussion, Session 3
Join the District 54 community at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, for a further look into Module 5, a chance to share your family’s experiences and for a sneak peek of Module 6! Please pre-register for this virtual session at https://sd54.org/spu/. This session is also available in Spanish. Optimistic Household Virtual Discussion, Session 3 flyer (English) Optimistic Household Virtual Discussion, Session 3 flyer (Spanish)
Return to In-Person Learning
On Jan. 11, pending improvement in the health and operational metrics, all District 54 staff will return to working on-site (with exemptions for staff members with approved accommodations for health reasons). Some of our special education students will also return that week. A separate communication will be sent to those students.
On Jan. 19 (the day after the Martin Luther King holiday), students who had previously been enrolled in hybrid instruction would return to the classroom following the same schedule they were on before the adaptive pause (Mondays/Thursdays or Tuesdays/Fridays). More information will be sent after winter break with reminders about the self-screener, mask requirements and other back-to-school notifications.
Winter Break : Week of December 21 AND December 28
Students resume remotely January 4, 2021
Mrs. Erbach and Mrs. Pietryla