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Mead Update 4/29/16

Posted April 29th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,
These weeks are flying by and next week we are already in May!  Please make sure to read the updates below carefully.

Mead’s Mixer with Important Female Role Models:
In an effort to encourage and promote the importance of mothers/female role models and the impact they have on our students’ lives, the Mead PTA will be hosting its annual Mead’s Mixer on Friday, May 13, at 7:00 – 7:45 AM in the cafeteria.  Our students’ female 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.
Mead Mixer Female Role Models 2016

End of the Year:

  • Today, 7th   graders received Round Up letters if they had 3 or more missing assignments and 8th graders received Round Up letters if they had 2 or more missing assignments.
  • Please read the Board Policy below regarding student assignments and participation in graduation.  “In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher by May 27th. Advance notice of this guideline shall be provided to all eighth (8th) grade students and their parents/guardians.”
  • We also take missing assignments and student behavior into account for student participation in the 8th grade dance on May 20th.

8th Grade Panoramic Picture:
On Monday, May 2nd, we will be taking our annual 8th grade panoramic photo in the AM.  Order forms were sent home on Wednesday, April 27. Please make sure your student has the completed form ready to turn in on Monday.  We do not collect late orders at the school.

Career Day:
We are excited to announce that our Annual Career Fair at Mead Junior High will be held on May 27, 2016.  We are currently looking for a wide variety of people willing to come to Mead and share about their career with the 8th grade student body.  As we only need one presenter for each type of career, please let us know if you are interested right away to ensure a spot in our program.  Thank you so much for your willingness to inspire the 8th grade students.  Please contact Kim Porzel at kimberlyporzel@sd54.org, if you are interested in presenting to our 8th grade class.
Career Fair Invite ’16

Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year:
In order to ensure we can create a schedule for your child next year, please complete the registration process as soon as possible. Please review, make corrections and sign the paper copy of the 2918 form that was sent to you via the US Mail, and return it to our school office. If you register your child online, you do not need to return any signed document to the office.  If you have misplaced the form, please contact the office. Without that signed paperwork your child will not be eligible to use the internet while in school. Also, we are unable to create a schedule for them for the 16-17 school year with classes and elective choices.

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20:
Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Jillian Sagan and Kim Phelan

Today’s After-School Events 4/28/16

Posted April 28th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

The following events are CANCELLED today:

  • Coding Club
  • Men of Mead Chorus
  • Field Hockey: Next meeting- May 5- Bring $3 for pizza
  • Soccer Club- due to wet field conditions and weather conditions
  • Track and Field Meet- due to field events under water at the IKE track
    THERE WILL BE PRACTICE TODAY AFTER SCHOOL!!

The following events are STILL ON today:

  • Rocketry Club
  • Open Gym Intramurals
  • Open Library
  • TRACK PRACTICE!!!

Opportunity for 8th Grade Students

Posted April 25th, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Monday, April 25 is the last day to enter the raffle to be the MC for the April Assembly. There are only two assemblies left. Don’t want to make those assemblies memorable and the best we have ever seen? We are looking for outgoing and creative students who like to have fun. If this is you, put your name on a green ticket and drop it in the bucket in the main office. You just may be the MC next Friday.

Mead’s Mixer with Important Female Role Models:

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

In an effort to encourage and promote the importance of mothers/female role models and the impact they have on our students’ lives, the Mead PTA will be hosting their annual Mead’s Mixer on Friday, May 13, at 7:00 – 7:45 AM in the cafeteria.  Our students’ female 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.   Please see the attached invitation:Mead Mixer Female Role Models 2016

8th Grade Panoramic Picture

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

On May 2nd, we will be taking our annual 8th grade panoramic photo in the AM.  More information and order forms will be coming home Wednesday, April 27.

Career Fair- May 27

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

We are excited to announce that our Annual Career Fair at Mead Junior High will be held on May 27, 2016 .  We are currently looking for a wide variety of people willing to come to Mead and share about their career with the 8th grade student body.  As we only need one presenter for each type of career, please let us know if you are interested right away to ensure a spot in our program.  Thank you so much for your willingness to inspire the 8th grade students. Please email Kim Porzel at Kimberlyporzel@sd54.org, if you are interested in presenting to our 8th grade class.
Also, see the invitation for more information: Career Fair Invite ’16.  We also are looking for parent volunteers to help work “The Game of Life” which will run from 9-11:15.

Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

In order to ensure we can create a schedule for your child next year, please complete the registration process as soon as possible. Please review, make corrections and sign the paper copy of the 2918 form that was sent to you via the US Mail, and return it to our school office.   If you have misplaced the form, please contact the office. Without that signed paperwork your child will not be eligible to use the internet while in school. Also, we are unable to create a schedule for them for the 16-17 school year with classes and elective choices.

Support our Orchestra Program

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

Ms. Schupple-Herath will be selling candy on Tuesday April 26th during all lunch periods.
All of these candy items were purchased through a fundraising company called Old Fashion Candy (https://oldfashioncandy.com/)

  • Charms Super Blow Pop for $.50 each – Calories: 110, Fat: 0g, Carbohydrates: 29g, Sugars, 22g (milk and soy may be present)
  • Twister Pops for $1.00 each – Calories: 108, Fat: 0g, Sodium: 10mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Sugars, 28g
  • Rock Crystal Candy for $1.00 each – Calories: 84, Fat: 0g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Sugars: 22g

Please email the main office if you do not want your child to purchase any of the above items

Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

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 upcoming evening programs.

  • The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
  • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Miss Cochrane

The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities.  Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.