Posted October 31st, 2014 by Miss Cochrane
Dear Margaret Mead Community,
Happy Halloween! I hope that everyone had a wonderful week. I can’t believe we are already seeing snow flurries! We have been busy wrapping up the 1st trimester in all of our classes. Please visit the Portal with your students to make sure all their missing work is completed and turned in next week. We had a great time this afternoon with our Hoops for Heart assembly and a staff vs. student basketball game. It is always a pleasure to see our students competing with the staff in a friendly sports game. It is with great pleasure to announce that the even though it was a close game the staff did manage to squeak out a victory!
This week’s PBIS Focus Expectation is getting to class on time. Please have conversations with your children over the weekend regarding arriving to class on time.
Mead’s Mixer with Important Male Role Models:
In an effort to encourage and promote the importance of fathers/male role models and the impact they have on our students’ lives, the Mead PTA will be hosting their annual Mead’s Mixer on Friday, November 7, at 7:00 – 7:45 AM in the Mustang Arena. Our students’ male role models will be able to spend some quality time with their student while enjoying a light breakfast. They will then have an opportunity to experience their child’s morning routine here at Mead.
Butter Braids Fundraiser:
Mead will again sell Butter Braid pastries as our fall fund raiser. They are high quality pastries that you keep in the freezer, pop them in the oven, and serve for breakfast, brunch or dessert!
Forms are to be returned to the office by Friday, November 7 with delivery Tuesday, November 11.
Butter Braids Order Form
Mead’s Mixer with Important Male Role Models:
In an effort to encourage and promote the importance of fathers/male role models and the impact they have on our students’ lives, the Mead PTA will be hosting their annual Mead’s Mixer on Friday, November 7, at 7:00 – 7:45 AM. Our students’ male role models will be able to spend some quality time with their student while enjoying a light breakfast. They will then have an opportunity to experience their child’s morning routine here at Mead.
Books and Burgers
On Thursday, November 20th, Mead staff and students will be hosting our “Books and Burgers” fundraiser. Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Mead families are invited to the Golf Road Barnes & Noble to listen to students and staff read aloud, mingle with teachers, and shop for books. Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of the sales during that time to our school.
Following our event at Barnes and Noble, Mead will be holding a fundraiser meal next door at the Golf Road Fuddruckers. Again, a percentage of net sales from this event will be donated to the Mead Library. Please feel free to pass this information on to friends and families of the Mead community. We are sure it will be a wonderful experience for all of our students. We hope to see you there.
Mead Jr High Bookfair Flyer
Mead Online Bookfair Flyer
BooksBurgers voucher 2014
Mead Jr High Book Vouchers
It is that time of year when the weather has started changing and the air is getting much colder! Please remind your children to dress appropriately for the weather: Pants, long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hat and gloves are recommended for all our kids.
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 classes scheduled for November.
- Family Fitness Night on Nov. 13 at Stevenson Elementary School: While the music is pumping, families will choose different stations to work their muscles and learn about at-home fitness opportunities.
SPU Family Fitness on Nov. 13
- How to Build a Better Plate on Nov. 19 at the District Office: Alexian Brothers Lead Clinical Dietician Kirsten Johnson will talk to parents and guardians about how to eat right, plan right and shop right.
SPU How to Build a Better Plate – Nov. 19
Illinois School Report Cards
- The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals, and also shares other information related to staff and student demographics, the school environment and more. The report card is available in two formats. The At-a-Glance version is posted on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards/. An interactive report card is available online at http://www.illinoisreportcard.com.
- The Illinois Standards Achievement Tests are used to measure individual student achievement. The state of Illinois uses the results to report student achievement to the public. Please note that the tests are only one measure of student learning at a particular point in time. The results, combined with other tests (including Measures of Academic Progress – MAP), classroom assessments and teacher observations, help shape the district’s instructional program.
- If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-6000. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.
Besides engaging in real-life applications in math, we also need each student to be fluent with his/her math skills. We hope that these websites can be an excellent complement to our daily lessons.
Have a great weekend. |
Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith